Sample records for investigate non-targeted effects

  1. Non-Targeted Effects Induced by Ionizing Radiation: Mechanisms and Potential Impact on Radiation Induced Health Effects

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    Morgan, William F.; Sowa, Marianne B.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Not-targeted effects represent a paradigm shift from the "DNA centric" view that ionizing radiation only elicits biological effects and subsequent health consequences as a result of an energy deposition event in the cell nucleus. While this is likely true at higher radiation doses (> 1Gy), at low doses (< 100mGy) non-targeted effects associated with radiation exposure might play a significant role. Here definitions of non-targeted effects are presented, the potential mechanisms for the communication of signals and signaling networks from irradiated cells/tissues are proposed, and the various effects of this intra- and intercellular signaling are described. We conclude with speculation on how these observations might lead to and impact long-term human health outcomes.

  2. Non-target effects of transgenic sugarcane on Parallorhogas pyralophagus (Marsh)

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    Wachtel, Beverly Gail

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    hosts by P. pyralophagus were compared between hosts fed diet based on conventional or transgenic sugarcane. Females of P. pyralophagus preferentially probed, drilled and oviposited on hosts fed conventional diet. Other experiments assessed the effect...

  3. Meta-analysis of PECS with individuals with ASD: Investigation of targeted versus non-targeted outcomes, participant characteristics, and implementation phase

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    Ganz, Jennifer B.; Davis, John L.; Lund, Emily M.; Goodwyn, Fara D.; Simpson, Richard L.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for PECS relative to targeted (functional communication) and non-targeted concomitant outcomes (behavior, social skills, and speech) for learners with autism, learners with autism and intellectual disabilities and those with autism and multiple disabilities...

  4. THE EFFECTS OF LAMPRICIDE 3-TRIFLUOROMETHYL-4-NITROPHENOL TOXICITY ON THE GILLS OF LARVAL SEA LAMPREY AND NON-TARGET RAINBOW TROUT AND LAKE STURGEON.

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    Sorensen, Lisa A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The pesticide, 3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM), is widely used in the Great Lakes to control invasive sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) populations, but much about its sub-lethal effects… (more)

  5. Effects of spinosad and lambda-cyhalothrin on their targets, cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni, and diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, and on their non-targets, spiders, on cabbage in south Texas

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    Irungu, Rose Wambui

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    , mmenipa wasia. Sasa nimefikia nyota yangu. Nashukuru. {To my parents and family, God has blessed you, you are good people. You have loved me unconditionally; you have endured my pursuit of education. You have given me advice. Now I have reached my star... or no insecticide residues on food. This has limited the number of acceptable insecticides. Indoxacarb, an environmentally friendly insecticide, was tested on T. ni (Liu et al. 2002) and P. xylostella (Liu et al. 2003a). Indoxacarb had little ovicidal effect on T...

  6. Landscape connectivity promotes plant biodiversity spillover into non-target habitats

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    Landscape connectivity promotes plant biodiversity spillover into non-target habitats Lars A for review September 26, 2008) Conservation efforts typically focus on maximizing biodiversity in protected increasingly consider how management of protected areas can promote biodiversity beyond reserve borders

  7. Experimental Investigation of Effect of Injection Parameters...

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    EGR p-32patel.pdf More Documents & Publications An Experimental Investigation of the Origin of Increased NOx Emissions When Fueling a Heavy-Duty Compression-Ignition Engine with...

  8. Investigation of the cardiovascular effects of apelin 

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    Hamilton-Smith, Katherine Mary; Smith, Katherine Mary Hamilton

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Apelin was discovered in 1998 as the endogenous peptide ligand of the orphan APJ receptor. The apelin system is well conserved across vertebrate species and is reported to have cardiovascular effects including positive ...

  9. Laboratory investigations of effective flow behavior in unsaturated heterogeneous sands

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    Wildenschild, Dorthe

    Laboratory investigations of effective flow behavior in unsaturated heterogeneous sands D, Lyngby Abstract. Two-dimensional unsaturated flow and transport through heterogeneous sand was investigated under controlled laboratory conditions. The unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of five homogeneous

  10. Changes in non-target arthropod populations following application of liquid bait formulations of insecticides for control of rangeland

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    Latchininsky, Alexandre

    using liquid bait formulations of insecticides (canola and corn oil as carriers of carbaryl). Canola and corn oils are vegetable oils high in linolenic and linoleic acids which function in the responses of non-target populations to treatments with the liquid baits (canola and corn oil carriers

  11. An investigation of stress concentration effects in welding elbows

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    Ballard, Mike Wayne

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN INVESTIGATION OF STRESS CONCENTRATION EFFECTS IN WELDING ELBOWS A Thesis by MIKE WAYNE BALLARD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A & M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December, 1986 Major Subject; Mechanical Engineering AN INVESTIGATION OF STRESS CONC~TION EFFECTS IN WELDING ELBOWS A Thesis by MIKE WAYNE BALLARD Approved as to style and content by; Mog Henriksen (Ch ' of Committee) Joh J. (Me er) lorn Brya L...

  12. Locked-out: Investigating the Effectiveness of System Lockouts

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    Brumby, Duncan

    Locked-out: Investigating the Effectiveness of System Lockouts to Reduce Errors in Routine Tasks the effectiveness of an enforced lockout period for reducing errors in a routine task. During the lockout period they resume the task after an interruption. Results show that this lockout period can reduce sequence errors

  13. Investigation of Laser Peening Effects on Hydrogen Charged Stainless Steels

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    Zaleski, T M

    2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen-rich environments such as fuel cell reactors can exhibit damage caused by hydrogen permeation in the form of corrosion cracking by lowering tensile strength and decreasing material ductility. Coatings and liners have been investigated, but there were few shot-peening or laser peening studies referenced in the literature with respect to preventing hydrogen embrittlement. The surface compressive residual stress induced by laser peening had shown success in preventing stress corrosion cracking (SCC) for stainless steels in power plants. The question arose if the residual stresses induced by laser peening could delay the effects of hydrogen in a material. This study investigated the effect of laser peening on hydrogen penetration into metal alloys. Three areas were studied: laser peening, hydrogenation, and hydrogen detection. This study demonstrated that laser peening does not reduce the hydrogen permeation into a stainless steel surface nor does it prevent hydrogen embrittlement. The effect of laser peening to reduce hydrogen-assisted fatigue was unclear.

  14. Field site investigation: Effect of mine seismicity on groundwater hydrology

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    Ofoegbu, G.I.; Hsiung, S.; Chowdhury, A.H. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States). Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses; Philip, J. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results of a field investigation on the groundwater-hydrologic effect of mining-induced earthquakes are presented in this report. The investigation was conducted at the Lucky Friday Mine, a silver-lead-zinc mine in the Coeur d`Alene Mining District of Idaho. The groundwater pressure in sections of three fracture zones beneath the water table was monitored over a 24-mo period. The fracture zones were accessed through a 360-m-long inclined borehole, drilled from the 5,700 level station of the mine. The magnitude, source location, and associated ground motions of mining-induced seismic events were also monitored during the same period, using an existing seismic instrumentation network for the mine, augmented with additional instruments installed specifically for the project by the center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA). More than 50 seismic events of Richter magnitude 1.0 or larger occurred during the monitoring period. Several of these events caused the groundwater pressure to increase, whereas a few caused it to decrease. Generally, the groundwater pressure increased as the magnitude of seismic event increased; for an event of a given magnitude, the groundwater pressure increased by a smaller amount as the distance of the observation point from the source of the event increased. The data was examined using regression analysis. Based on these results, it is suggested that the effect of earthquakes on groundwater flow may be better understood through mechanistic modeling. The mechanical processes and material behavior that would need to be incorporated in such a model are examined. They include a description of the effect of stress change on the permeability and water storage capacity of a fracture rock mass; transient fluid flow; and the generation and transmission of seismic waves through the rock mass.

  15. Experimental investigation of film cooling effectiveness on gas turbine blades

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    Gao, Zhihong

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    . Results showed that the compound angle shaped holes offer better film effectiveness than the axial shaped holes. The upstream stationary wakes have detrimental effect on film effectiveness in certain wake rod phase positions. For platform purge flow...

  16. The Cultural 'Tug of War': An in investigation into the cognitive effects of biculturalism 

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    Gerbase, Sofia

    2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Research investigating the cognitive effects of biculturalism is scarce. With the aim of dissociating bilingualism and biculturalism, the study investigated the effect of biculturalism and cultural frame switching (CFS) ...

  17. Experimental Investigation of Film Cooling Effectiveness on Gas Turbine Blades

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    Li, Shiou-Jiuan

    2012-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    of 1.5; a mixture of 15% SF6 and 85% Ar (by volume), from Praxair Inc. is used to obtain an effective density ratio of 2.0. The coolant flow rates are controlled by rotameters. To determine film cooling effectiveness for a given configuration, four...

  18. An investigation of real gas effects in supercritical CO? compressors

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    Baltadjiev, Nikola D. (Nikola Dimitrov)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a comprehensive assessment of real gas effects on the performance and matching of centrifugal compressors operating with CO2 at supercritical conditions. The analytical framework combines first principles ...

  19. The cost effectiveness of geotechnical investigations in commercial building construction

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    Temple, Merdith Wyndham Bolling

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (83). The failure of an earth dam at Benghazi, Libya in December, 1977 provides another ii lustation of the extent of this problem. Water infiltration of a clay core caused this disaster. As stated by one of the failure's investigators, "remedial... has caused expensive foundation remedial measures to insure the stability of the building. 29 SAVINGS ON NAJOR PROJECTS Although it, seems clear that failure to conduct good soils studies often results in costs far exceeding any hopeful "savings...

  20. Theoretical investigation of finite size effects at DNA melting

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    Buyukdagli, S; Buyukdagli, Sahin; Joyeux, Marc

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated how the finiteness of the length of the sequence affects the phase transition that takes place at DNA melting temperature. For this purpose, we modified the Transfer Integral method to adapt it to the calculation of both extensive (partition function, entropy, specific heat, etc) and non-extensive (order parameter and correlation length) thermodynamic quantities of finite sequences with open boundary conditions, and applied the modified procedure to two different dynamical models. We showed that rounding of the transition clearly takes place when the length of the sequence is decreased. We also performed a finite-size scaling analysis of the two models and showed that the singular part of the free energy can indeed be expressed in terms of an homogeneous function. However, both the correlation length and the average separation between paired bases diverge at the melting transition, so that it is no longer clear to which of these two quantities the length of the system should be compared. Moreo...

  1. Gravity effects on partially premixed flames: an experimental-numerical investigation

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    Aggarwal, Suresh K.

    Gravity effects on partially premixed flames: an experimental-numerical investigation Andrew J and interactions between the various reaction zones are strongly influenced by gravity. The flames widen

  2. NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS DURING THE INJECTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE INTO BRINE

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS DURING THE INJECTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE INTO BRINE for the simulation of carbon dioxide injection into geological formations is currently an intensive field of research for the balance of thermal energy, we can investigate numerically the effects of temperature variations during

  3. Plasticity in Cu thin films: an experimental investigation of the effect of microstructure

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    Plasticity in Cu thin films: an experimental investigation of the effect of microstructure A thesis Author Joost J. Vlassak Yong Xiang Plasticity in Cu thin films: an experimental investigation is constructed. The elastic-plastic behavior of Cu films is studied with emphasis on the effects

  4. Model studies to investigate the effects of fixed streamlines on water flooding performance

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    Green, Axel Venton

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MODEL STUDIES TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF FIXED STREAMLINES ON WATER FLOODING PERFORMANCE A Thesis by Axel Venton Green Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ASrM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  5. Experimental Investigation of Size Effects on the Thermal Conductivity of Silicon-Germanium Alloy Thin Films

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    Cheaito, Ramez

    We experimentally investigate the role of size effects and boundary scattering on the thermal conductivity of silicon-germanium alloys. The thermal conductivities of a series of epitaxially grown Si[subscript 1-x] Ge[subscript ...

  6. Investigation of growth, coverage and effectiveness of plasma assisted nano-films of fluorocarbon

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    Mukhopadhyay, Sharmila M.

    Investigation of growth, coverage and effectiveness of plasma assisted nano-films of fluorocarbon and uneven shaped nano-materials. In this paper, results on plasma-assisted nano-scale fluorocarbon films

  7. Author's personal copy Investigation of effect of polyurea on response of steel plates

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    Author's personal copy Investigation of effect of polyurea on response of steel plates to impulsive the results of the response of monolithic steel plates and steel-polyurea bilayer plates to impulsive blast), it will magnify the initial shock effect and promote fail- ure. These experimental results are paralleled

  8. The investigation of the effects of wettability on residual oil after water flooding

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    Burja, Edward Oscar

    1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF WETTABILITY ON RESIDUAL OIL AFTER WATER FLOODING A Thesis BY E. 0, BUR JA Approved as to style and content by: (Cha rman of C mmittee (Head of Department) (Mo th (Year) THE INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS... OF WETTABILITY ON RESIDUAL OIL AFTER WATER FLOODING By E. O. Burja A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Major Subject...

  9. INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER

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    Kandlikar, Satish

    INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF HEATING METHOD ON POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER Satish G. Kandlikar surfaces in laboratories to obtain the heat transfer coefficient data. In many process applications however, a fluid stream is employed as the heating medium. The heat transfer data generated with the electrically

  10. Investigating the effects of scale in MRF texture classification Scott Blunsden1, Louis Atallah2

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    Atallah, Louis

    Investigating the effects of scale in MRF texture classification Scott Blunsden1, Louis Atallah2 1 School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, s.j.blunsden@sms.ed.ac.uk 2 The British University in Dubai/ University of Edinburgh, PO Box 502216, Dubai, UAE, latallah@inf.ed.ac.uk Keywords

  11. We investigated the effects of deforestation on mi-croclimates and sporogonic development of Plasmodium

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    Obbard, Darren

    We investigated the effects of deforestation on mi- croclimates and sporogonic development membrane feeders. Fed mosquitoes were placed in houses in forested and deforest- ed areas in a highland area (1,500 m above sea level) and monitored for parasite development. Deforested sites had higher

  12. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics An Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Turbine Rotation

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    Hu, Hui

    of Turbine Rotation Directions on the Wake Interference of Wind Turbines Wei Yuan1 , Ahmet Ozbay2 , Wei Tian3 to investigate on the effects of the relative rotation directions of two tandwm wind turbines on the power production performance and flow characteristics in the wakes of two wind turbines in tandem. The experimental

  13. Render me Real? Investigating the Effect of Render Style on the Perception of Animated Virtual Humans

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    Render me Real? Investigating the Effect of Render Style on the Perception of Animated Virtual Cybernetics Heinrich H. B¨ulthoff Korea University Figure 1: Male avatar rendered in different visual styles- ized rendering (such as cartoon-shading) to avoid a negative reac- tion [Thompson 2004]. In this paper

  14. Investigation of EPS Characteristics and their Effects on Waste Activated Sludge Digestion

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Investigation of EPS Characteristics and their Effects on Waste Activated Sludge Digestion Thomas be accomplished through use of aerobic or anaerobic self digestion, but choice of digestion type in practice on digestibility, especially in regards to the composition of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Samples

  15. Investigation of Lignin Deposition on Cellulose During Hydrothermal Pretreatment, Its Effect on

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    California at Riverside, University of

    Investigation of Lignin Deposition on Cellulose During Hydrothermal Pretreatment, Its Effect Ridge, Tennessee ABSTRACT: In dilute acid pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, lignin has been shown formed by hydrothermal pretreatment of a mixture of Avicel cellulose and poplar wood showed that lignin

  16. Investigation of the effectiveness of smoke suppressant fuel additives for turbojet applications. Master's thesis

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    Bramer, J.R.

    1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Seven fuel additives were tested to investigate their effectiveness at reducing exhaust stack gas opacity in a turbojet test cell. Exhaust particle sizes and mass concentrations were determined at the engine and stack exhausts using measurements of light transmittance at three frequencies. Particle samples were also collected at the engine exhaust and measured with a scanning electron microscope to verify the optical technique. Nitrous oxide emissions were measured at the test cell stack exhaust. Four of the additives tested were found effective at reducing stack exhaust opacity and particulate mass concentration. None of the additives had any measurable effect on particle diameters. No meaningful changes in particle size or mass occurred between the engine and stack exhausts. The optical technique for determining particle size was verified effective using the scanning electron microscope. No additive had any significant effect on nitrous oxide production.

  17. An experimental investigation of a tilt rotor aircraft wake in ground effect

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    Frey, Michael Louis

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : Sktlld dS t' 1, "~Et 18, 6 (1975), pp. 51-673. Hunt, J. C. R. , Poulton, E. C. , and Mumford, J. C. , "The Effects of Wldppl:Sd't*l Bd tldt lt*p*' t, "~Bi1di Environment, 11 (1976), pp. 15-28. 50 VITA gichael Louis Frey III was born January 4, 1957...EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A TILT ROTOR AIRCRAFT WAKE IN GROUND EFFECT A Thesis by MICHAEL LOUIS FREY III Submi. tted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

  18. Investigation of Genetic Effects on Birth Weight in Brahman-Simmental Crosses

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    Dillon, Jasmine Ashley

    2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    INVESTIGATION OF GENETIC EFFECTS ON BIRTH WEIGHT IN BRAHMAN-SIMMENTAL CROSSES A Thesis by JASMINE ASHLEY DILLON Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Chair of Committee, David G. Riley Co-Chair of Committee, James O. Sanders Committee Members, Andy D. Herring R. Mark Thallman Head of Department, H. Russell Cross December 2013 Major...

  19. Outgassing, Temperature Gradients and the Radiometer Effect in LISA: A Torsion Pendulum Investigation

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    Scott E Pollack; Stephan Schlamminger; Jens H Gundlach

    2007-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal modeling of the LISA gravitational reference sensor (GRS) includes such effects as outgassing from the proof mass and its housing and the radiometer effect. Experimental data in conditions emulating the LISA GRS are required to confidently predict the GRS performance. Outgassing and the radiometer effect are similar in characteristics and are difficult to decouple experimentally. The design of our torsion balance allows us to investigate differential radiation pressure, the radiometer effect, and outgassing on closely separated conducting surfaces with high sensitivity. A thermally controlled split copper plate is brought near a freely hanging plate-torsion pendulum.We have varied the temperature on each half of the copper plate and have measured the resulting forces on the pendulum. We have determined that to first order the current GRS model for the radiometer effect, outgassing, and radiation pressure are mostly consistent with our torsion balance measurements and therefore these thermal effects do not appear to be a large hindrance to the LISA noise budget. However, there remain discrepancies between the predicted dependence of these effects on the temperature of our apparatus.

  20. Investigation of effect of solenoid magnet on emittances of ion beam from laser ablation plasma

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    Ikeda, Shunsuke, E-mail: shunsuke.ikeda@riken.jp; Sekine, Megumi [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan) [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan); Riken, Wako, Saitama (Japan); Romanelli, Mark [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850 (United States)] [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850 (United States); Cinquegrani, David [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Kumaki, Masafumi [Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Japan)] [Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Japan); Fuwa, Yasuhiro [Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto (Japan)] [Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto (Japan); Kanesue, Takeshi; Okamura, Masahiro [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)] [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Horioka, Kazuhiko [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A magnetic field can increase an ion current of a laser ablation plasma and is expected to control the change of the plasma ion current. However, the magnetic field can also make some fluctuations of the plasma and the effect on the beam emittance and the emission surface is not clear. To investigate the effect of a magnetic field, we extracted the ion beams under three conditions where without magnetic field, with magnetic field, and without magnetic field with higher laser energy to measure the beam distribution in phase space. Then we compared the relations between the plasma ion current density into the extraction gap and the Twiss parameters with each condition. We observed the effect of the magnetic field on the emission surface.

  1. Investigation of the Noncondensable Effect and the Operational Modes of the Passive Condenser System

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    Oh, Seungmin; Revankar, Shripad T. [Purdue University (United States)

    2005-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study is performed to investigate the effect of noncondensable gas in a passive condenser system. A vertical condenser tube is submerged in a water pool where the heat transferred from the condenser tube is removed through boiling. Data are obtained for three operational modes of the passive condenser. Degradation of the condensation with noncondensable gas is investigated. The condensation heat transfer rate is enhanced by increasing the inlet steam flow rate and the system pressure. For the condenser submerged in a saturated water pool, strong primary pressure dependency is observed. A boundary layer-based condensation model and a simple condensation model with the interfacial friction factor correlation are developed. The model predictions are compared with the pure steam data, and the agreement is satisfactory.

  2. An investigation of the longitudinal effects of the Chapter 1 reading component from 1982 through 1987

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    Burnett, Joyce Kay

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1987 Major Subject: Curriculum and Instruction AN INVESTIGATION OF THE LONGITUDINAL EFFECTS OF THE CHAPTER 1 READING COMPONENT FROM 1982 THROUGH 1987 A Thesis by JOYCE BURNETT Approved as to style and content... Discussion Implications for Schools Implications for Research. 11 18 31 33 33 34 34 37 37 40 40 44 50 51 51 55 56 REFERENCES VITA Page 57 60 LIST OF TABLES TABLE 1 TABLE 2 Grade Level of Subjects. Grade Level Students First...

  3. Theoretical investigation of phase-controlled bias effect in capacitively coupled plasma discharges

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    Kwon, Deuk-Chul; Yoon, Jung-Sik [Convergence Plasma Research Center, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We theoretically investigated the effect of phase difference between powered electrodes in capacitively coupled plasma (CCP) discharges. Previous experimental result has shown that the plasma potential could be controlled by using a phase-shift controller in CCP discharges. In this work, based on the previously developed radio frequency sheath models, we developed a circuit model to self-consistently determine the bias voltage from the plasma parameters. Results show that the present theoretical model explains the experimental results quite well and there is an optimum value of the phase difference for which the V{sub dc}/V{sub pp} ratio becomes a minimum.

  4. Investigation of Aerosol Indirect Effects using a Cumulus Microphysics Parameterization in a Regional Climate Model

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    Lim, Kyo-Sun; Fan, Jiwen; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Ma, Po-Lun; Singh, Balwinder; Zhao, Chun; Zhang, Yang; Zhang, Guang; Song, Xiaoliang

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A new Zhang and McFarlane (ZM) cumulus scheme includes a two-moment cloud microphysics parameterization for convective clouds. This allows aerosol effects to be investigated more comprehensively by linking aerosols with microphysical processes in both stratiform clouds that are explicitly resolved and convective clouds that are parameterized in climate models. This new scheme is implemented in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, which is coupled with the physics and aerosol packages from the Community Atmospheric Model version 5 (CAM5). A test case of July 2008 during the East Asian summer monsoon is selected to evaluate the performance of the new ZM scheme and to investigate aerosol effects on monsoon precipitation. The precipitation and radiative fluxes simulated by the new ZM scheme show a better agreement with observations compared to simulations with the original ZM scheme that does not include convective cloud microphysics and aerosol convective cloud interactions. Detailed analysis suggests that an increase in detrained cloud water and ice mass by the new ZM scheme is responsible for this improvement. To investigate precipitation response to increased anthropogenic aerosols, a sensitivity experiment is performed that mimics a clean environment by reducing the primary aerosols and anthropogenic emissions to 30% of that used in the control simulation of a polluted environment. The simulated surface precipitation is reduced by 9.8% from clean to polluted environment and the reduction is less significant when microphysics processes are excluded from the cumulus clouds. Ensemble experiments with ten members under each condition (i.e., clean and polluted) indicate similar response of the monsoon precipitation to increasing aerosols.

  5. Investigation of multiple scattering effects in aerosols. Final report, Sep 1978 - Dec 1979

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    Deepak, A.

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results are presented of investigations on the various aspects of multiple scattering effects on visible and infrared laser beams transversing dense fog oil aerosols contained in a chamber (4' x 4' x 9'). The report briefly describes: (1) the experimental details and measurements (2) analytical representation of the aerosol size distribution data by two analytical models (the regularized power law distribution and the inverse modified gamma distribution) (3) retrieval of aerosol size distributions from multispectral optical depth measurements by two methods (the two and three parameter fast table search methods and the nonlinear least squares method) (4) modeling of the effects of aerosol microphysical (coagulation and evaporation) and dynamical processes (gravitational settling) on the temporal behavior of aerosol size distribution, and hence on the extinction of four laser beams with wavelengths 0.44, 0.6328, 1.15, and 3.39 micrometers and (5) the exact and approximate formulations for four methods for computing the effects of multiple scattering on the transmittance of laser beams in dense aerosols, all of which are based on the solution of the radiative transfer equation under the small angle approximation.

  6. An in vitro investigation of endocrine disrupting effects of the mycotoxin alternariol

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    Frizzell, Caroline [Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Ndossi, Doreen [Section of Experimental Biomedicine, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo (Norway); Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro (Tanzania, United Republic of); Kalayou, Shewit [Section of Experimental Biomedicine, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo (Norway); Mekelle University College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle (Ethiopia); Eriksen, Gunnar S. [Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo (Norway); Verhaegen, Steven [Section of Experimental Biomedicine, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo (Norway); Sřrlie, Morten [Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ĺs (Norway); Elliott, Christopher T. [Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Ropstad, Erik [Section of Experimental Biomedicine, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo (Norway); Connolly, Lisa, E-mail: l.connolly@qub.ac.uk [Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Alternariol (AOH) is a mycotoxin commonly produced by Alternaria alternata on a wide range of foods. Few studies to date have been performed to evaluate the effects of AOH on endocrine activity. The present study makes use of in vitro mammalian cellular based assays and gene expression to investigate the ability of AOH to act as an endocrine disruptor by various modes of action. Reporter gene assays (RGAs), incorporating natural steroid hormone receptors for oestrogens, androgens, progestagens and glucocorticoids were used to identify endocrine disruption at the level of nuclear receptor transcriptional activity, and the H295R steroidogenesis assay was used to assess endocrine disruption at the level of gene expression and steroid hormone production. AOH exhibited a weak oestrogenic response when tested in the oestrogen responsive RGA and binding of progesterone to the progestagen receptor was shown to be synergistically increased in the presence of AOH. H295R cells when exposed to 0.1–1000 ng/ml AOH, did not cause a significant change in testosterone and cortisol hormones but exposure to 1000 ng/ml (3.87 ?M) AOH resulted in a significant increase in estradiol and progesterone production. In the gene expression study following exposure to 1000 ng/ml (3.87 ?M) AOH, only one gene NR0B1 was down-regulated, whereas expression of mRNA for CYP1A1, MC2R, HSD3B2, CYP17, CYP21, CYP11B2 and CYP19 was up-regulated. Expression of the other genes investigated did not change significantly. In conclusion AOH is a weak oestrogenic mycotoxin that also has the ability to interfere with the steroidogenesis pathway. - Highlights: • Alternariol was investigated for endocrine disrupting activity. • Reporter gene assays and the H295R steroidogenesis assay have been used. • An oestrogenic effect of alternariol was observed. • This can lead to an increase in expression of the progesterone receptor. • Alternariol is capable of modulating hormone production and gene expression.

  7. Experimental investigation of size effect on thermal conductivity for ultra-thin amorphous poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) films

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    Kim, Ick Chan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation was conducted to determine whether a “size effect” phenomenon for one particular thermophysical property, thermal conductivity, actually exists for amorphous poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) films with thicknesses ranging from 40 nm...

  8. Application of Direct Tension Testing to Laboratory Samples to Investigate the Effects of Hot Mix Asphalt Aging

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    Padigala, Meghana 1989-

    2012-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    While the oxidation of binders in hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavements and its subsequent detrimental effects on pavement life have been well recognized in the last few years, many important issues have not yet been investigated. Understanding how best...

  9. An investigation of the effect of rudder deflection on aircraft motions and tail loads during rolling maneuvers

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    Sell, John Richard

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Texas kn Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science Nay 1959 Dbpartment of Aeronautical Engineering Ihjor Subject: Aeronautical Engineering PN INVESTIGATION OF , THE EFFECT OF RUDDER DEFLECTION ON AIRCRAFT MOTIONS...LLBRARY A & M COLLEGE OF TEXAS AN INVESTIGA'TION OF THE EFFECT OF RUDDER DEFLECTION ON AIRCRAFT MOTIONS AND TAIL LOADS DURING ROLLING MANEUVERS John R. Sell A thesis emitted to the Graduate School of 6e Agricultural and Mechanical College...

  10. The role of effective stress on silica solubility and pressure solution: an experimental investigation in a flow-through system

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    Elias, Brian Patrick

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE STRESS ON SILICA SOLUBILITY AND PRESSURE SOLUTION: AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION IN A FLOW-THROUGH SYSTEM A Thesis by BRIAN PATRICK ELIAS 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 1989 Major Subject: Geology THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE STRESS ON SILICA SOLUBILITY AND PRES SURE SOLUTION: AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION IN A FLOW-THROUGH SYSTEM A Thesis by BRIAN...

  11. An investigation of the potentiating effects of ethanol on a chronic exposure of rats to 1,1,1-trichloroethane

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    Walker, DeWayne Harold

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIATING EFFECTS OF ETHANOL ON A CHRONIC EXPOSURE OF RATS TO 1, 1&I-TRICHLOROETHANE A Thesis by DEWAYNE HAROLD WALKER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AFM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1973 Major Subject: Laboratory Animal Medicine AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIATING EFFECTS OF ETHANOL ON A CHRONIC EXPOSURE OF RATS TQ 1&1, 1-TRICHLOROETHANE A Thesis by DENAYNE HAROLD WALKER...

  12. Investigation of the effects of heating rate on coking of shale during retorting

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    Guffey, F.D.; Hunter, D.E.

    1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The retorting of oil shale distributes organic carbon among three possible products: the liquid product, the noncondensible product, and the residual carbon (coke). The production of coke is detrimental because of the economic effects caused by the loss of organic carbon to this relatively intractable carbon form. Two reference oil shales, a Mahogany zone, Parachute Creek Member, Green River Formation oil shale from Colorado and a Clegg Creek Member, New Albany oil shale from Kentucky, were studied to evaluate the conditions that affect coke production during retorting. The variable that was studied in these experiments was the heating rate during retorting because heating rate has been indicated to have a direct effect on coke production (Burnham and Clarkson 1980). The six heating rates investigated covered the range from 1 to 650/degree/C/h (1.8 to 1169/degree/F/h). The data collected during these experiments were evaluated statistically in order to identify trends. The data for the eastern reference oil shale indicated a decrease in coke formation with increases in the heating rate. The liquid and noncondensible product yields both increased with increasing heating rate. The distribution of products in relation to retort heating rate follows the model suggested by Burnham and Clarkson (1980). Coke production during the retorting of western reference oil shale was found to be constant in relation to heating rate. The liquid product yield increased with increasing heating rate but the trend could not be verified at the 95% confidence level. The coke production observed in these experiments does not follow the prediction of the model. This may indicate that coke formation occurs early in the retorting process and may be limited by the availability of organic materials that form coke. 6 refs., 10 tabs.

  13. Investigation of annealing effects and film thickness dependence of polymer solar cells based on poly,,3-hexylthiophene...

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    Investigation of annealing effects and film thickness dependence of polymer solar cells based spectroscopy on the P3HT:PCBM films to explain the effect of thermal annealing. By keeping the optimized shown the possibility of putting them into practical applica- tions. Polymeric solar cells based

  14. An integrated approach for prospectively investigating a mode-of-action for rodent liver effects

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    LeBaron, Matthew J., E-mail: MJLeBaron@dow.com [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Geter, David R., E-mail: dave.geter@gmail.com [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Rasoulpour, Reza J. [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Gollapudi, B. Bhaskar, E-mail: BBGollapudi@dow.com [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Thomas, Johnson, E-mail: JThomas4@dow.com [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Murray, Jennifer, E-mail: AMurray@dow.com [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Kan, H. Lynn, E-mail: HLKan@dow.com [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Wood, Amanda J., E-mail: AJWood@dow.com [Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 48674 (United States); Elcombe, Cliff, E-mail: CliffElcombe@cxrbiosciences.com [CXR Biosciences, 2 James Lindsay Place, Dundee Technopole, Dundee, DD1 5JJ, Scotland (United Kingdom); Vardy, Audrey, E-mail: audrey_vardy@europe.bd.com [CXR Biosciences, 2 James Lindsay Place, Dundee Technopole, Dundee, DD1 5JJ, Scotland (United Kingdom); McEwan, Jillian, E-mail: jillian.mcewan@rtmcewan.co.uk [CXR Biosciences, 2 James Lindsay Place, Dundee Technopole, Dundee, DD1 5JJ, Scotland (United Kingdom); Terry, Claire, E-mail: CTerry@dow.com [Dow AgroSciences, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom); Billington, Richard, E-mail: RBillington@dow.com [Dow AgroSciences, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Registration of new plant protection products (e.g., herbicide, insecticide, or fungicide) requires comprehensive mammalian toxicity evaluation including carcinogenicity studies in two species. The outcome of the carcinogenicity testing has a significant bearing on the overall human health risk assessment of the substance and, consequently, approved uses for different crops across geographies. In order to understand the relevance of a specific tumor finding to human health, a systematic, transparent, and hypothesis-driven mode of action (MoA) investigation is, appropriately, an expectation by the regulatory agencies. Here, we describe a novel approach of prospectively generating the MoA data by implementing additional end points to the standard guideline toxicity studies with sulfoxaflor, a molecule in development. This proactive MoA approach results in a more robust integration of molecular with apical end points while minimizing animal use. Sulfoxaflor, a molecule targeting sap-feeding insects, induced liver effects (increased liver weight due to hepatocellular hypertrophy) in an initial palatability probe study for selecting doses for subsequent repeat-dose dietary studies. This finding triggered the inclusion of dose-response investigations of the potential key events for rodent liver carcinogenesis, concurrent with the hazard assessment studies. As predicted, sulfoxaflor induced liver tumors in rats and mice in the bioassays. The MoA data available by the time of the carcinogenicity finding supported the conclusion that the carcinogenic potential of sulfoxaflor was due to CAR/PXR nuclear receptor activation with subsequent hepatocellular proliferation. This MoA was not considered to be relevant to humans as sulfoxaflor is unlikely to induce hepatocellular proliferation in humans and therefore would not be a human liver carcinogen. - Highlights: • We prospectively generated MoA data into standard guideline toxicity studies. • A proactive MoA approach integrates all end points while minimizing animal use. • MoA data predicted the rodent carcinogenicity of sulfoxaflor via CAR/PXR. • Liver MoA was considered not relevant to humans and hence not a human carcinogen.

  15. An analytical investigation of the effects of water injection on combustion products and detonation in spark ignition engines

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    Brown, William Charles

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF WATER INJECTION ON COMBUSTION PRODUCTS AND DETONATION IN SPARK IGNITION ENGINES A Thesis by WILIIAM CHARLES BROWN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ANNI University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1979 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering AN ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION Ol' THE El'FECTS OF WATER INJECTION ON COMBUSTION PRODUCTS AND DETONATION IN SPARK IGNITION ENGINES A Thesis by WILLIAM...

  16. Synchrotron-based investigations into metallic impurity distribution and effect engineering in multicrystalline silicon via thermal treatments.

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    Buonassisi, T.; Istratov, A. A.; Marcus, M. A.; Peters, S.; Ballif, C.; Heuer, M.; Ciszek, T. F.; Cai, Z.; Lai, B.; Schindler, R.; Weber, E. R.; LBNL; Univ. of California at Berkeley; Advanced Light Source; Fraunhofer Inst. of Solar Energy Systems; Univ. of Leipzig; NREL

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Synchrotron-based microprobe investigations were conducted to study the effect of heat treatments and cooling rates on the distribution and chemical state of metal-rich precipitates in multicrystalline silicon. A brief summary of these results is presented herein; complete reports will be published elsewhere. The effect of temperature on the dissolution of metal-silicide precipitates during rapid thermal processing has been investigated, revealing that higher temperatures can lead to the dissolution of metal silicide precipitates correlated with decreases in cell performance. The effect of modifying cooling rates on the distributions of metals has also been investigated, indicating that while fast cools lead to widespread nucleation, slow cools can lead to the formation of significantly larger clusters and decreased intragranular recombination activity.

  17. Experimental investigation of turbine blade platform film cooling and rotational effect on trailing edge internal cooling

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    Wright, Lesley Mae

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The present work has been an experimental investigation to evaluate the applicability of gas turbine cooling technology. With the temperature of the mainstream gas entering the turbine elevated above the melting temperature of the metal components...

  18. Abstract--The Envelope Impedance (EI) concept was used to investigate the thermal effects on the stability of

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    Abstract-- The Envelope Impedance (EI) concept was used to investigate the thermal effects) systems. The envelope analysis of the CCFL, which was verified experimentally, revealed that the magnitude and envelope simulation based on phasor transformation [1-4]. Still lacking, however, is an understanding

  19. Summary Effects of water stress on fruit fresh and dry weights were investigated in peach trees, Prunus persica (L.)

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    DeJong, Theodore

    Summary Effects of water stress on fruit fresh and dry weights were investigated in peach trees of water stress increased with increasing crop load. Water stress induced fruit fresh weight reductions at all crop loads. Fruit dry weight was not reduced by water stress in trees having light to moderate

  20. Experimental Investigation and Analysis of the Effective Thermal Properties of Beryllium Packed Beds

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    Abou-Sena, A.; Ying, A.; Abdou, M. [University of California at Los Angeles (United States)

    2003-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Beryllium, in its pebble form, has been proposed in various blanket concepts to serve different purposes. Thermal property data for such a heterogeneous packed bed is needed, particularly data on the impact of compression forces on its magnitude and consequent temperature profile. The objectives of this work are to obtain and quantify experimental data on the effective thermal conductivity of a Be-He packed bed, on the interface heat conductance between Be and SiC, and on the effects of externally applied pressure on these effective thermal properties. The effective thermal conductivity of a Be-He pebble bed increases as the bed mean temperature increases. The values of effective thermal conductivity vary from 2.15 to 3.00 W/m.K for bed mean temperature ranges from 90 to 420 deg C. Similar temperature effects are seen in the Be/SiC interface heat conductance, as the values of interface heat conductance range from 1140 to 2200 W/m{sup 2}.K. In addition, effective thermal conductivity increases remarkably with the increase of applied pressure (by a factor of 2.53 at 2 MPa), while it remains higher than the initial value by {approx}0.3 W/m.K when external pressure is released (hysteresis effect)

  1. Experimental Investigation of the Effective Foam Viscosity in Unsaturated Porous Media

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    Zhang, Z. F.; Zhong, Lirong; White, Mark D.; Szecsody, James E.

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Foam has the potential to effectively carry and distribute either aqueous or gaseous amendments to the deep vadose zone for contaminant remediation. However, the transport of foam in porous media is complicated because flow characteristics such as the effective viscosity are affected not only by foam properties but also by the sediment properties and flow conditions. We determined the average effective foam viscosity via a series of laboratory experiments and found that the effective foam viscosity increased with the liquid fraction in foam, the injection rate, and sediment permeability. These impacts are quantified with an empirical expression, which is further demonstrated with data from literature. The results show that the liquid fraction in foam and sediment permeability are two primary factors affecting effective foam viscosity. These results suggest that, when foam is used in deep vadose zone remediation, foam flow will not suffer from gravitational drainage and can distribute amendments uniformly in heterogeneous sediments.

  2. Experimental and theoretical investigation of the effects of low-frequency sonophoresis on transdermal drug transport

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    Tang, Hua, 1972-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transdermal drug delivery offers many advantages over traditional drug administration methods such as injections and oral delivery, including increased patient compliance, and avoiding first-pass effects. However, due to ...

  3. The Acute Side Effects of Bright Light Therapy: A Placebo-Controlled Investigation

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    Botanov, Yevgeny; Ilardi, Stephen S.

    2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the emergence of numerous clinical and non-clinical applications of bright light therapy (LT) in recent decades, the prevalence and severity of LT side effects have not yet been fully explicated. A few adverse LT ...

  4. Investigation to Discover Most Effective Method of Teaching Target Costing to Construction-Minded Individuals

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    Hullum, Joshua James

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    ..................................................................................... 12 Figure 5. Effective Figure Illustration (Clifton et al., 2004) ............................................ 13 Figure 6. Ineffective Figure Illustration (Cooper & Slagmulder, 1997) .......................... 14 Figure 7. Post Lecture Exam.... Lecture One Slides 1 to 6 ................................................................................ 40 xi Page Figure 20. Lecture One Slides 7 to 12 .............................................................................. 41 Figure 21...

  5. An investigation of the effects of progressive waves on an oil slick retained by an absorber beach

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    Huang, Yau-Ming Kennith

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN INVESTIGAT10N OF THE EFFECTS OF PROGRESSIVE HAVES ON AN OIL SI. ICE RETAINED BY AN ABSORBER BEACH A Thesis by t)'l l' YAU-MING HUANG Submitted to the Graduate Colleg of Texas A&M Uniuersity in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1973 Major Subject: C''oil Engineering AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF PROGRESSIVE WAVES ON AN OIL SLICK RETAINED BY AN ABSORBER BEACH A Thesis by YAU-MING HUANG Approved as to style and content by...

  6. An investigation of the effects of projectile length and nose shape on projectile penetration into a low compressibility Kaolin Clay

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    Murff, James Donald

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1970 Major Subjert Civil Engineering A? INVESTIGATION OF TEE EFFECTS OP PROJECTILE LEECTH AED EOSE SHAPE OW PROJECTXLE PEBETEATXOE INTO A LOW COMPRESSIEILITY KAOLIE CLAY' A Thesis... committee. A special token of appreciation is due Dr. C. H. Samson, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, who made it possible for the author to attend Texas ASM University. Mr. Ronald Boggess rendered invaluable assistance in the development...

  7. Investigation of the magnetic properties of insulating thin films using the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect

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    Kehlberger, A., E-mail: kehlberg@uni-mainz.de; Jakob, G.; Kläui, M. [Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, 55099 Mainz (Germany); Onbasli, M. C.; Kim, D. H.; Ross, C. A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The longitudinal spin Seebeck effect is used as a detector for the magnetic properties and switching characteristics of magnetic thin insulating films. We use a 300 nm and a 20?nm thick Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG, Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12}) film prepared by pulsed laser deposition and afterwards coated by platinum for the detection of the thermally excited magnons by the inverse spin Hall effect. The inverse spin Hall signals reveal a magnetic uniaxial anisotropy along the direction of the platinum stripe in the thicker film. For the thin film we find a more isotropic behavior, which is complementarily observed using the magnetoresistance occurring at the platinum/YIG interface. We explain our results on the basis of x-ray diffraction data, which reveal a miscut of the substrate and film surface and an expansion of the YIG lattice. Both findings favor a growth-induced magnetic anisotropy that we observe.

  8. An Investigation of the Effect of After-Action Reviews on Teams' Performance-Efficacy Relationships

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    Schurig, Ira

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    work has provided strong evidence that past performance is a better predictor of future performance than self-efficacy and that self- efficacy explains very little variance in future performance when examined longitudinally after controlling for past...?s assessment of its efficacy will be more congruent with its actual past performance of the task and as such, can be used more effectively by the team in allocating resources in pursuit of successful task performance. For example, a team that performs poorly...

  9. An investigation of the effects of luminaire mounting height on roadside sign placement and visibility

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    Walton, Ned Ephram

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . ometer. . 21 V-1 Iso-footcand i. e Curve 30-foot Mounting Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Iso-footcandle Curve 40-foot Mount ing Height. . . . . . . . . . . . , . 29 V-3 Effects on Legibility Distance for C'ondit tons Shown... for Cond it rona Shown . 55 9-15 Sign Bright ress and Disabrlity Vetting Brightness for Horditior. s Shown. 56 V- 16 Sign Brigncness and Disability Veiling Brightness for 30- and 40- foot. Mounting Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . v-17 Sign...

  10. Investigation of plasma-facing component material effects on tritium reprocessing systems

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    Kuan, W.; Abdou, M.A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasma-facing component (PFC) materials directly affect tritium inventories by the creation of a characteristic set of volatile impurities inside the torus. Impurity creation processes were modeled and incorporated into the TritiUm Fusion Fuel cycLE dynamic Simulation, TRUFFLES, which simulates dynamic inventories in the tritium reprocessing systems. These surface processes include net erosion and `outgassing`. The estimated impurity outflow is coupled with the tritium reprocessing models in TRUFFLES to calculate inventories. Be and C were evaluated as examples of plasma-facing materials. It is found that for C a constraint limiting its net erosion rate is necessary in order to keep the tritium inventory in the cryopumps below a specified value. In contrast, Be may present no problem because of its non-production of volatile species when eroded during reactor power operation. `Outgassing` of H{sub 2}O and the DT reflection coefficient were also investigated. 8 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Investigation of the Effects of Biodiesel-based Na on Emissions Control Components

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    Brookshear, D. William [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Nguyen, Ke [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Toops, Todd J [ORNL; Bunting, Bruce G [ORNL; Howe, Janet E [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A single-cylinder diesel engine was used to investigate the impact of biodiesel-based Na on emissions control components using specially blended 20% biodiesel fuel (B20). The emissions control components investigated were a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), a Cu-zeolite-based NH{sub 3}-SCR (selective catalytic reduction) catalyst, and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Both light-duty vehicle, DOC-SCR-DPF, and heavy-duty vehicle, DOC-DPF-SCR, emissions control configurations were employed. The accelerated Na aging is achieved by introducing elevated Na levels in the fuel, to represent full useful life exposure, and periodically increasing the exhaust temperature to replicate DPF regeneration. To assess the validity of the implemented accelerated Na aging protocol, engine-aged lean NO{sub x} traps (LNTs), DOCs and DPFs are also evaluated. To fully characterize the impact on the catalytic activity the LNT, DOC and SCR catalysts were evaluated using a bench flow reactor. The evaluation of the aged DOC samples and LNT show little to no deactivation as a result of Na contamination. However, the SCR in the light-duty configuration (DOC-SCR-DPF) was severely affected by Na contamination, especially when NO was the only fed NO{sub x} source. In the heavy-duty configuration (DOC-DPF-SCR), no impact is observed in the SCR NO{sub x} reduction activity. Electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA) reveals that Na contamination on the LNT, DOC, and SCR samples is present throughout the length of the catalysts with a higher concentration on the washcoat surface. In both the long-term engine-aged DPF and the accelerated Na-aged DPFs, there is significant Na ash present in the upstream channels; however, in the engine-aged sample lube oil-based ash is the predominant constituent.

  12. An investigation of the effects of wettability on oil recovery after water flooding

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    Boykin, Robert Stith

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    i Theeie Lpyr as te stg1o ask eoateat hgs 7, L1BRARY A A B COLLEGE OF TEXAS AB IB|tESTIGATION OF TBE EFFECTS QF WETTABILITY OK OIL RECO|tERT AFTER WATER FMOIDIBG Robert, S, BojFldn Suhaittsl to the GracTnate School cd. ' the Agrioultaral a...CRncwlelgaenteo b'av eee ~ a ~ 0 ~ ~ ~ 0 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ aee ~ ee ~ e ~ e ReferenCeet ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ a ~ 0 ~ ~ eao ~ ~ tee ~ ~ e44 ~ 4 ~ 4 ~ ~ 0 ~ 04 ~ 1. Schsaatio Diagram of Theoretical Oil Retention?~ ?, . ??4, 2. Schematic Diagram of Theoretical Oil...

  13. A preliminary investigation of diagnosticity effects on responses to the Job Descriptive Index

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    Olson, Kermit Erik

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    ). The satisfaction ratings for Job in General and Opportunities for Promotion were positively related (r = . 32, R & . 05). 40 Table 4 Pearson Correlat o Coefficien s fo JDI Facet Pairin s F ce a' JG ? OP OP--WPJ WPJ--S Order 1 . 32* . 35* . 36** Order 2.... A. , Trinity Universityl Chair of Committee: Dr. David Woehr The presence of diagnosticity (the degree to which prior responses are indicative of subsequent responses) and the effects of diagnosticity upon interrelations among facets of the JDI...

  14. Physiological and psychological stress: a laboratory investigation of their differential effects

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    Smith, John Greggory

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the tasks, except for a lack of effect on the proofreading in one study. In fact Cohen (1980) finds that the Stroop Color-Word task and the tolerance for 17 frustration task are extremely reliable in detecting post-stressor consequences... task fatigued primarily cognitive processes- processes which have little to do with performance on a primarily physical taak. 9 t 17 95Y 1 1' 5 5**57 97 5 9 71975 ~ 1977) essentially sum up the literature dealing with physical stressor...

  15. Surface growth effects on reactive capillary-driven flow: Lattice Boltzmann investigation

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    Danilo Sergi; Loris Grossi; Tiziano Leidi; Alberto Ortona

    2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The Washburn law has always played a critical role for ceramics. In the microscale, surface forces take over volume forces and the phenomenon of spontaneous infiltration in narrow interstices becomes of particular relevance. The Lattice Boltzmann method is applied in order to ascertain the role of surface reaction and subsequent deformation of a single capillary in 2D for the linear Washburn behavior. The proposed investigation is motivated by the problem of reactive infiltration of molten silicon into carbon preforms. This is a complex phenomenon arising from the interplay between fluid flow, the transition to wetting, surface growth and heat transfer. Furthermore, it is characterized by slow infiltration velocities in narrow interstices resulting in small Reynolds numbers that are difficult to reproduce with a single capillary. In our simulations, several geometric characteristics for the capillaries are considered, as well as different infiltration and reaction conditions. The main result of our work is that the phenomenon of pore closure can be regarded as independent of the infiltration velocity, and in turn a number of other parameters. The instrumental conclusion drawn from our simulations is that short pores with wide openings and a round-shaped morphology near the throats represent the optimal configuration for the underlying structure of the porous preform in order to achieve faster infiltration. The role of the approximations is discussed in detail and the robustness of our findings is assessed.

  16. Investigation of methane adsorption and its effect on gas transport in shale matrix through microscale and mesoscale simulations

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    Li, ZhongZhen; Chen, Li; Kangd, Qinjun; He, Ya-Ling; Tao, Wen-Quan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methane adsorption and its effect on fluid flow in shale matrix are investigated through multi-scale simulation scheme by using molecular dynamics (MD) and lattice Boltzmann (LB) methods. Equilibrium MD simulations are conducted to study methane adsorption on the organic and inorganic walls of nanopores in shale matrix with different pore sizes and pressures. Density and pressure distributions within the adsorbed layer and the free gas region are discussed. The illumination of the MD results on larger scale LB simulations is presented. Pressure-dependent thickness of adsorbed layer should be adopted and the transport of adsorbed layer should be properly considered in LB simulations. LB simulations, which are based on a generalized Navier-Stokes equation for flow through low-permeability porous media with slippage, are conducted by taking into consideration the effects of adsorbed layer. It is found that competitive effects of slippage and adsorbed layer exist on the permeability of shale matrix, leading to di...

  17. Investigation into electron cloud effects in the International Linear Collider positron damping ring

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    Crittenden, J.A.; Conway, J.; Dugan, G.F.; Palmer, M.A.; Rubin, D.L.; Shanks, J.; Sonnad, K.G.; Boon, L.; Harkay, K.; Ishibashi, T.; Furman, M.A.; Guiducci, S.; Pivi, M.T.F.; Wang, L.; Crittenden, J.A.; Conway, J.; Dugan, G.F.; Palmer, M.A.; Rubin, D.L.; Shanks, J.; Sonnad, K.G.; Boon, L.; Harkay, K.; Ishibashi, T.; Furman, M.A.; Guiducci, S.; Pivi, M.T.F.; Wang, L.

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report modeling results for electron cloud buildup and instability in the International Linear Collider positron damping ring. Updated optics, wiggler magnets, and vacuum chamber designs have recently been developed for the 5 GeV, 3.2-km racetrack layout. An analysis of the synchrotron radiation profile around the ring has been performed, including the effects of diffuse and specular photon scattering on the interior surfaces of the vacuum chamber. The results provide input to the cloud buildup simulations for the various magnetic field regions of the ring. The modeled cloud densities thus obtained are used in the instability threshold calculations. We conclude that the mitigation techniques employed in this model will suffice to allow operation of the damping ring at the design operational specifications

  18. Investigation of H2 Concentration and Combustion Instability Effects on the Kinetics of Strained Syngas Flames

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    Ahsan R. Choudhuri

    2006-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The flame extinction limits of syngas (H{sub 2}-CO) flames were measured using a twin-flame-counter-flow burner. Plots of Extinction limits vs. global stretch rates were generated at different mixture compositions and an extrapolation method was used to calculate the flame extinction limit corresponding to an experimentally unattainable zero-stretch condition. The zero-stretch extinction limit of H{sub 2}-CO mixtures decreases (from rich to lean) with the increase in H{sub 2} concentration in the mixture. The average difference between the measured flame extinction limit and the Le Chatelier's calculation is around {approx} 7%. The measured OH{sup -} chemiluminescent data indicates that regardless of mixture compositions the OH radical concentration reduces (within the experimental uncertainties) to an extinction value prior to the flame extinction. Flame extinction limits of H{sub 2}-CO mixtures measured in a flat-flame burner configuration also show a similar relation. Additionally, the measured laminar flame velocity close to the extinction indicates that regardless of fuel composition the premixed flame of hydrogen fuel blends extinguishes when the mixture laminar flame velocity falls below a critical value. The critical laminar flame velocity at extinction for H{sub 2}-CO premixed flames (measured in the flat flame burner configuration) is found to be 3.77({+-}0.38) cm/s. An externally perturbed H{sub 2}-CO twin flame was not experimentally achievable for the mixture conditions used in the present investigation. A slightest perturbation in the flow-field distorts the H{sub 2}-CO twin-flame. The flame becomes highly unstable with the introduction of an externally excited flow oscillation.

  19. Investigation of Wave Energy Converter Effects on Wave Fields: A Modeling Sensitivity Study in Monterey Bay CA.

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    Roberts, Jesse D.; Grace Chang; Jason Magalen; Craig Jones

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A n indust ry standard wave modeling tool was utilized to investigate model sensitivity to input parameters and wave energy converter ( WEC ) array deploym ent scenarios. Wave propagation was investigated d ownstream of the WECs to evaluate overall near - and far - field effects of WEC arrays. The sensitivity study illustrate d that b oth wave height and near - bottom orbital velocity we re subject to the largest pote ntial variations, each decreas ed in sensitivity as transmission coefficient increase d , as number and spacing of WEC devices decrease d , and as the deployment location move d offshore. Wave direction wa s affected consistently for all parameters and wave perio d was not affected (or negligibly affected) by varying model parameters or WEC configuration .

  20. Investigation of Effects of Neutron Irradiation on Tantalum Alloys for Radioisotope Power System Applications

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    Barklay, Chadwick D.; Kramer, Daniel P. [University of Dayton Research Institute, 300 College Park Dayton OH 45469-0102 (United States); Talnagi, Joseph [Ohio State University Research Reactor, 1298 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 (United States)

    2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Tantalum alloys have been used by the U.S. Department of Energy as structural alloys for space nuclear power systems such as Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) since the 1960s. Tantalum alloys are attractive for high temperature structural applications due to their high melting point, excellent formability, good thermal conductivity, good ductility (even at low temperatures), corrosion resistance, and weldability. A number of tantalum alloys have been developed over the years to increase high-temperature strength (Ta-10%W) and to reduce creep strain (T-111). These tantalum alloys have demonstrated sufficient high-temperature toughness to survive the increasing high pressures of the RTG's operating environment resulting from the alpha decay of the 238-plutonium dioxide fuel. However, 238-plutonium is also a powerful neutron source. Therefore, the RTG operating environment produces large amounts of 3-helium and neutron displacement damage over the 30 year life of the RTG. The literature to date shows that there has been very little work focused on the mechanical properties of irradiated tantalum and tantalum alloys and none at the fluence levels associated with a RTG operating environment. The minimum, reactor related, work that has been reported shows that these alloys tend to follow trends seen in the behavior of other BCC alloys under irradiation. An understanding of these mechanisms is important for the confident extrapolation of mechanical-property trends to the higher doses and gas levels corresponding to actual service lifetimes. When comparing the radiation effects between samples of Ta-10%W and T-111 (Ta-8%W-2%Hf) subjected to identical neutron fluences and environmental conditions at temperatures <0.3Tm ({approx}700 deg. C), evidence suggests the possibility that T-111 will exhibit higher levels of internal damage accumulation and degradation of mechanical properties compared to Ta-10%W.

  1. Investigating the effective range of vacuum ultraviolet-mediated breakdown in high-power microwave metamaterials

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    Liu, Chien-Hao, E-mail: cliu82@wisc.edu; Neher, Joel D., E-mail: jdneher@wisc.edu; Booske, John H., E-mail: booske@engr.wisc.edu; Behdad, Nader, E-mail: behdad@wisc.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

    2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Metamaterials and periodic structures operating under high-power excitations are susceptible to breakdown. It was recently demonstrated that a localized breakdown created in a given region of a periodic structure can facilitate breakdown in other regions of the structure where the intensity of the incident electromagnetic fields may not be high enough to cause breakdown under normal circumstances. It was also demonstrated that this phenomenon is due to the generation of vacuum ultraviolet radiation at the location of the initial discharge, which propagates to the neighboring regions (e.g., other unit cells in a periodic structure) and facilitates the generation of a discharge at a lower incident power level. In this paper, we present the results of an experimental study conducted to determine the effective range of this physical phenomenon for periodic structures that operate in air and in pure nitrogen gas at atmospheric pressure levels. It is demonstrated that when breakdown is induced in a periodic structure using a high-power pulse with a frequency of 9.382 GHz, duration of 0.8??s, and peak power level of 25?kW, this phenomenon is highly likely to happen in radii of approximately 16–17?mm from the location of the initial discharge under these test conditions. The results of this study are significant in designing metamaterials and periodic structures for high-power microwave applications as they suggest that a localized discharge created in such a periodic structure with a periodicity less than 16–17?mm can spread over a large surface and result in a distributed discharge.

  2. Identification of Parton Pairs in a Dijet Event and Investigation of Its Effects on Dijet Resonance Search

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    Sertac Ozturk

    2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Being able to distinguish parton pair type in a dijet event could significantly improve the search for new particles that are predicted by the theories beyond the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider. To explore whether parton pair types manifesting themselves as a dijet event could be distinguished on an event-by-event basis, I performed a simulation based study considering observable jet variables. I found that using a multivariate approach can filter out about 80% of the other parton pairs while keeping more than half of the quark-quark or gluon-gluon parton pairs in an inclusive QCD dijet distribution. The effects of event-by-event parton pair tagging for dijet resonance searches were also investigated and I found that improvement on signal significance after applying parton pair tagging can reach up to 4 times for gluon-gluon resonances.

  3. Theoretical investigation of the effect of hydrogen addition on the formation and properties of soliton in direct current argon plasma

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    Saikia, P., E-mail: partha.008@gmail.com; Goswami, K. S.; Saikia, B. K. [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur, Kamrup, Assam-782 402 (India)] [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur, Kamrup, Assam-782 402 (India)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study the effect of hydrogen addition on the formation and properties of soliton in direct-current (DC) argon plasma is theoretically investigated. By coupling fluid equations with Poisons equation for such multi-component plasma, the Mach number and amplitude of the soliton are determined following pseudo potential method. Addition of hydrogen in argon discharge leads to the decrease of electron, Ar{sup +} ion density while a reverse trend was observed for ArH{sup +} and hydrogen like ions. It was found that presence of hydrogen like ions in argon plasma affects the formation of soliton with its amplitude significantly decreases as concentration of hydrogen increases. On the other hand, increase in ion to electron temperature ratios of the lighter ions in the discharge also has a significant influence on the amplitude and formation of soliton. The inverse relation between solitons width and amplitude is found to be consistent for the entire range of study.

  4. Numerical investigation of the ion temperature effect in magnetized plasma sheath with two species of positive ions

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    Shaw, A. K.; Goswami, K. S.; Saikia, B. J. [Centre of Plasma Physics-Institute for Plasma Research, Sonapur-782 402, Guwahati, Kamrup (M) (India); Kar, S. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382 428, Gujarat (India)

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of ion temperature, magnitude of magnetic field and its orientation on a magnetized plasma sheath consisting of electrons and two species of positive ions are investigated. Using three-fluid hydrodynamic model and some dimensionless variables, the dimensionless equations are obtained and solved numerically. It is found that with the increase of the ion temperature and magnetic field strength there is a significant change in ion densities and energies in the sheath. It is also noticed that increase of magnetic field angle enhances the ion density near the sheath edge for a constant ion temperature. With increase in ion temperature and magnetic field angle, the lighter ion density near the sheath edge enhances and reverses for the heavier ion species.

  5. Experimental Investigation of the Root Cause Mechanism and Effectiveness of Mitigating Actions for Axial Offset Anomaly in Pressurized Water Reactors

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    Said Abdel-Khalik

    2005-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Axial offset anomaly (AOA) in pressurized water reactors refers to the presence of a significantly larger measured negative axial offset deviation than predicted by core design calculations. The neutron flux depression in the upper half of high-power rods experiencing significant subcooled boiling is believed to be caused by the concentration of boron species within the crud layer formed on the cladding surface. Recent investigations of the root-cause mechanism for AOA [1,2] suggest that boron build-up on the fuel is caused by precipitation of lithium metaborate (LiBO2) within the crud in regions of subcooled boiling. Indirect evidence in support of this hypothesis was inferred from operating experience at Callaway, where lithium return and hide-out were, respectively, observed following power reductions and power increases when AOA was present. However, direct evidence of lithium metaborate precipitation within the crud has, heretofore, not been shown because of its retrograde solubility. To this end, this investigation has been undertaken in order to directly verify or refute the proposed root-cause mechanism of AOA, and examine the effectiveness of possible mitigating actions to limit its impact in high power PWR cores.

  6. A density-functional theory investigation of cluster formation in an effective-potential model of dendrimers

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    Davide Pini

    2014-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a system of particles interacting via a purely repulsive, soft-core potential recently introduced to model effective pair interactions between dendrimers, which is expected to lead to the formation of crystals with multiple occupancy of the lattice sites. The phase diagram is investigated by density-functional theory (DFT) without making any a priori assumption on the functional form of the density profile or on the type of crystal lattice. As the average density $\\rho$ is increased, the system displays first a transition from a fluid to a bcc phase, and subsequently to hcp and fcc phases. In the inhomogeneous region, the behavior is that found in previous investigations of this class of cluster-forming potentials. Specifically, the particles arrange into clusters strongly localized at the lattice sites, and the lattice constant depends very weakly on $\\rho$, leading to an occupancy number of the sites which is a nearly linear function of $\\rho$. These results are compared to those predicted by the more widespread approach, in which the DFT minimization is carried out by representing the density profile by a given functional form depending on few variational parameters. We find that for the model potential studied here, the latter approach recovers most of the predictions of the unconstrained minimization.

  7. Investigation of effect of excitation frequency on electron energy distribution functions in low pressure radio frequency bounded plasmas

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    Bhattacharjee, Sudeep [Space plasma, Power and Propulsion, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208 016 (India); Lafleur, Trevor; Charles, Christine; Boswell, Rod [Space plasma, Power and Propulsion, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Particle in cell (PIC) simulations are employed to investigate the effect of excitation frequency {omega} on electron energy distribution functions (EEDFs) in a low pressure radio frequency (rf) discharge. The discharge is maintained over a length of 0.10 m, bounded by two infinite parallel plates, with the coherent heating field localized at the center of the discharge over a distance of 0.05 m and applied perpendicularly along the y and z directions. On varying the excitation frequency f (={omega}/2{pi}) in the range 0.01-50 MHz, it is observed that for f {<=} 5 MHz the EEDF shows a trend toward a convex (Druyvesteyn-like) distribution. For f > 5 MHz, the distribution resembles more like a Maxwellian with the familiar break energy visible in most of the distributions. A prominent ''hot tail'' is observed at f{>=} 20 MHz and the temperature of the tail is seen to decrease with further increase in frequency (e.g., at 30 MHz and 50 MHz). The mechanism for the generation of the ''hot tail'' is considered to be due to preferential transit time heating of energetic electrons as a function of {omega}, in the antenna heating field. There exists an optimum frequency for which high energy electrons are maximally heated. The occurrence of the Druyvesteyn-like distributions at lower {omega} may be explained by a balance between the heating of the electrons in the effective electric field and elastic cooling due to electron neutral collision frequency {nu}{sub en}; the transition being dictated by {omega} {approx} 2{pi}{nu}{sub en}.

  8. Investigation of the effect of bilayer membrane structures and fluctuation amplitudes on SANS/SAXS profile for short membrane wavelength

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    Lee, Victor; Hawa, Takumi [School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States)] [School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States)

    2013-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of bilayer membrane structures and fluctuation amplitudes on small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) profile is investigated based on harmonic motions of the surfactant bilayers with bending as well as thickness fluctuation motions. In this study we consider the case in which the wavelength of the bilayer membrane is shorter than the thickness of the membrane. We find that the thickness of the surfactant bilayer membrane, d{sub m}, affects both q{sub dip} and q{sub peak} of I(q,0) profile, and that the fluctuation amplitude, a, of the membrane changes the peak of I(q,0). A simple formula is derived to estimate the thickness of the bilayer based on the q{sub dip} of the profile obtained from the simulation. The resulting estimates of the thickness of the bilayer with harmonic motion showed accuracy within 1%. Moreover, the bilayer thicknesses estimated from the proposed formula show an excellent agreement with the SANS and SAXS experimental results available in the literatures. We also propose a curve fit model, which describes the relationship between the fluctuation amplitude and the normalized q{sub peak} ratio. The present results show the feasibility of the simple formula to estimate the fluctuation amplitude based on the SANS and SAXS profiles.

  9. Investigating the effectiveness of many-core network processors for high performance cyber protection systems. Part I, FY2011.

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    Wheeler, Kyle Bruce; Naegle, John Hunt; Wright, Brian J.; Benner, Robert E., Jr.; Shelburg, Jeffrey Scott; Pearson, David Benjamin; Johnson, Joshua Alan; Onunkwo, Uzoma A.; Zage, David John; Patel, Jay S.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents our first year efforts to address the use of many-core processors for high performance cyber protection. As the demands grow for higher bandwidth (beyond 1 Gbits/sec) on network connections, the need to provide faster and more efficient solution to cyber security grows. Fortunately, in recent years, the development of many-core network processors have seen increased interest. Prior working experiences with many-core processors have led us to investigate its effectiveness for cyber protection tools, with particular emphasis on high performance firewalls. Although advanced algorithms for smarter cyber protection of high-speed network traffic are being developed, these advanced analysis techniques require significantly more computational capabilities than static techniques. Moreover, many locations where cyber protections are deployed have limited power, space and cooling resources. This makes the use of traditionally large computing systems impractical for the front-end systems that process large network streams; hence, the drive for this study which could potentially yield a highly reconfigurable and rapidly scalable solution.

  10. An Investigation of the Effect of Graphite Degradation on the Irreversible Capacity in Lithium-ion Cells

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    Stevenson, Cynthia; Hardwick, Laurence J.; Marcinek, Marek; Beer, Leanne; Kerr, John B.; Kostecki, Robert

    2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of surface structural damage on graphitic anodes, commonly observed in tested Li-ion cells, was investigated. Similar surface structural disorder was artificially induced in Mag-10 synthetic graphite anodes using argon-ion sputtering. Raman microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Brunauer Emmett Teller (BET) measurements confirmed that Ar-ion sputtered Mag-10 electrodes display similar degree of surface degradation as the anodes from tested Li-ion cells. Artificially modified Mag-10 anodes showed double the irreversible charge capacity during the first formation cycle, compared to fresh un-altered anodes. Impedance spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy on surface modified graphite anodes indicated the formation of a thicker and slightly more resistive SEI layer. Gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) analysis of solvent extracts from the electrodes detected the presence of new compounds with M{sub w} on the order of 1600 g mol{sup -1} for the surface modified electrode with no evidence of elevated M{sub w} species for the unmodified electrode. The structural disorder induced in the graphite during long-term cycling maybe responsible for the slow and continuous SEI layer reformation, and consequently, the loss of reversible capacity due to the shift of lithium inventory in cycled Li-ion cells.

  11. A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of the Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect.

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    Folkard, Melvyn; Vojnovic, Borivoj; Schettino, Giuseppe; Atkinson, Kirk; Prise, Kevin, M.; Michael, Barry, D.

    2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The Gray Cancer Institute has pioneered the use of X ray focussing techniques to develop systems for micro irradiating individual cells and sub cellular targets in vitro. Cellular micro irradiation is now recognised as a highly versatile technique for understanding how ionising radiation interacts with living cells and tissues. The strength of the technique lies in its ability to deliver precise doses of radiation to selected individual cells (or sub cellular targets). The application of this technique in the field of radiation biology continues to be of great interest for investigating a number of phenomena currently of concern to the radiobiological community. One important phenomenon is the so called ‘bystander effect’ where it is observed that unirradiated cells can also respond to signals transmitted by irradiated neighbours. Clearly, the ability of a microbeam to irradiate just a single cell or selected cells within a population is well suited to studying this effect. Our prototype ‘tabletop’ X-ray microprobe was optimised for focusing 278 eV C-K X rays and has been used successfully for a number of years. However, we have sought to develop a new variable energy soft X-ray microprobe capable of delivering focused CK (0.28 keV), Al-K (1.48 keV) and notably, Ti-K (4.5 keV) X rays. Ti-K X rays are capable of penetrating several cell layers and are therefore much better suited to studies involving tissues and multi cellular layers. In our new design, X-rays are generated by the focussed electron bombardment of a material whose characteristic-K radiation is required. The source is mounted on a 1.5 x 1.0 metre optical table. Electrons are generated by a custom built gun, designed to operate up to 15 kV. The electrons are focused using a permanent neodymium iron boron magnet assembly. Focusing is achieved by adjusting the accelerating voltage and by fine tuning the target position via a vacuum position feedthrough. To analyze the electron beam properties, a custom built microscope is used to image the focussed beam on the target, through a vacuum window. The X-rays are focussed by a zone plate optical assembly mounted to the end of a hollow vertical tube that can be precisely positioned above the X ray source. The cell finding and positioning stage comprises an epi-fluorescence microscope and a feedback controlled 3 axis cell positioning stage, also mounted on the optical table. Independent vertical micro positioning of the microscope objective turret allows the focus of the microscope and the X ray focus to coincide in space (i.e. at the point where the cell should be positioned for exposure). The whole microscope stage assembly can be precisely raised or lowered, to cater for large differences in the focal length of the X ray zone plates. The facility is controlled by PC and the software provides full status and control of the source and makes use of a dual-screen for control and display during the automated cell finding and irradiation procedures.

  12. It’s like priming: An Investigation into the Priming and Audience effects for the Discourse Marker like. 

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    McLeod, Andrew

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research into priming has shown that it is possible to prime both words and syntactic structure in speech. Similarly, investigations into audience design and alignment have shown that language use and speech in general ...

  13. Investigation of the effect of a circular patch of vegetation on turbulence generation and sediment deposition using four case studies

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    Ortiz, Alejandra C

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study describes the spatial distribution of sediment deposition in the wake of a circular patch of model vegetation and the effect of the patch on turbulence and mean flow. Two difference types pf vegetation were used ...

  14. Experimental Investigation for the Effect of the Core Length on the Optimum Acid Flux in Carbonate Acidizing

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    Dong, Kai

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    area and porosity), and longer cores results in a higher one. In order to get correct experimental results, we need to eliminate the core-size effect. If we only take the effect of core length into consideration, the problem comes to whether Vi... evolution equation. They used the cold concentrated HF (-30 şC) as a retarded acid, to react with the glass. Meanwhile, Guin and Schechter (1971)solved a pore evolution equation by Monte-Carlo method using a small sample of pore size distribution...

  15. An investigation of some of the effects of anhydrous ammonia on the clay minerals montmorillonite and illite

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    Whiteley, Eli Lamar

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    * For most plants, it is as good a source of nitrogen as any other ammoniacal form of nitrogen. The effects of ammonia on the soil have not been worked out as clearly as the effects of ammonia on plants. In recent years deterioration of the physical... potassium but less than illite. Stanford (25) found that K+ was fixed only if the material was dried. Sohn and Peech (24.), in a study of New York soils, found the highest amounts of ammonia were fixed by acid soils containing large amounts of organic...

  16. Experimental validation of Mueller-Stokes theory and investigation of the influence of the Cotton-Mouton effect on polarimetry in a magnetized fusion plasma

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    Zhang, J.; Peebles, W. A.; Crocker, N. A.; Carter, T. A.; Doyle, E. J.; Rhodes, T. L.; Wang, G.; Zeng, L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-7099 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-7099 (United States); Hyatt, A. W. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)] [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Mueller-Stokes theory can be used to calculate the polarization evolution of an electromagnetic (EM) wave as it propagates through a magnetized plasma. Historically, the theory has been used to interpret polarimeter signals from systems operating on fusion plasmas. These interpretations have mostly employed approximations of Mueller-Stokes theory in regimes where either the Faraday rotation (FR) or the Cotton-Mouton (CM) effect is dominant. The current paper presents the first systematic comparison of polarimeter measurements with the predictions of full Mueller-Stokes theory where conditions transition smoothly from a FR-dominant (i.e., weak CM effect) plasma to one where the CM effect plays a significant role. A synthetic diagnostic code, based on Mueller-Stokes theory accurately reproduces the trends evident in the experimentally measured polarimeter phase over this entire operating range, thereby validating Mueller-Stokes theory. The synthetic diagnostic code is then used to investigate the influence of the CM effect on polarimetry measurements. As expected, the measurements are well approximated by the FR effect when the CM effect is predicted to be weak. However, the code shows that as the CM effect increases, it can compete with the FR effect in rotating the polarization of the EM-wave. This results in a reduced polarimeter response to the FR effect, just as observed in the experiment. The code also shows if sufficiently large, the CM effect can even reverse the handedness of a wave launched with circular polarization. This helps to understand the surprising experimental observations that the sensitivity to the FR effect can be nearly eliminated at high enough B{sub T} (2.0 T). The results also suggest that the CM effect on the plasma midplane can be exploited to potentially measure magnetic shear in tokamak plasmas. These results establish increased confidence in the use of such a synthetic diagnostic code to guide future polarimetry design and interpret the resultant experimental data.

  17. An investigation of the effect of a propellant liner in the launch tube of a hypervelocity accelerator

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    Schappaugh, Ronald Dean

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to space craft. Meteoroid closing velocities range from 30, 000 feet per second to 200, 000 feet per second, with an average velocity approaching 1 100, 000 feet per second. Present facilities are inadequate to simulate such velocities for studies... dynamic pro- perties and effects are better studied in free? flight than on mounts. Aerodynamic ballistic facilities that study problems concerned with drag and stability of high speed vehicles are in operation, but they cannot simulate the upper...

  18. The Use of a Multichannel Analyzer to Investigate Effects of Experimental Factors on Gross-Counting Gamma and Neutron Detectors

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    Volz, Heather M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rennie, John A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lovejoy, Christopher M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Diana E. R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dempsey, Michael A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Livesay, Jake [ORNL; Lousteau, Angela [ORNL

    2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiation detection technology is invaluable to many fields of study in identifying nuclear materials. However, many detectors use gross-counting methods that give only a relative count rate. Without a spectrum (information on counts over time vs energy), it can be more difficult to discern if an alarm is false, innocent, or real. In particular, we would like to understand better the effect of experimental factors (i.e., external conditions and equipment parameters) on detector data, with possible implications for false alarms. To more thoroughly characterize detector technology, a multichannel analyzer (MCA) was used to record spectra from neutron (helium-3 tubes) and gamma (photomultiplier tubes) gross-counting detectors. Several factors could affect the signal-to-noise ratio of sources. For example, we examined the effects of neutron detector high voltage setting on the appearance of a californium-252 spectrum, the effect of discriminator values on integrated counts in neutron detection, and the effect of gain changes on the gamma spectra from several sources. Possible implications of ambient temperature of the experiment on the data collected will be discussed. The input impedance of the MCA must be considered to ensure that data are not affected by the measurement itself. Moreover, a calibration on the MCA was performed to verify the conversion of a MCA channel number to a voltage. In summary, the series of source spectra collected on an MCA with a variety of experimental conditions allow us to understand factors that affect data better, and assure us that gross-counting neutron and gamma detectors will have minimal false alarms.

  19. Final Technical Report: First Principles Investigations for the Ensemble Effects of PdAu and PtAu Bimetallic Nanocatalysts

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    Ruqian Wu

    2012-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Bimetallic surfaces with tunable chemical properties have attracted broad attention in recent years due to their ample potential for heterogeneous catalysis applications. The local chemical properties of constituents are strongly altered from their parent metals by 'ligand effect', a term encompassing the influences of charge transfer, orbital rehybridization and lattice strain. In comparison to the aforementioned, the 'ensemble effect' associated with particular arrangements of the active constituents have received much less attention, despite their notable importance towards the determination of reactivity and selectivity of bimetallic catalysts. We performed theoretical studies for understanding the ensemble effects on bimetallic catalysis: (i) simulations for the formation of different ensembles on PdAu and PtAu nanoclusters; (ii) studies of the size, shape, and substrate dependence of their electronic properties; and (iii) simulations for model reactions such as CO oxidation, methanol, ethylene and water dehydrogenation on PdAu and PtAu nanoclusters. In close collaboration with leading experimental groups, our theoretical research elucidated the fundamentals of Au based bimetallic nanocatalysts.

  20. An investigation of the entrainment effects of a propulsive jet on the base pressure of blunt based bodies

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    Berry, Ronald Allen

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Henderson did a parameter correlation of data on 6 the effect of the supersonic power on base drag, using some obser- vations of Cubbsge . This correlation dealt only with Phase 4. Three of the flow regime, and it resulted in a formula wh1ch pre- dicted... coefficient of a body with th1s base geometry, one must first determine the base pres- sure coefficient with no propulsive jet and then add. the delta base pressure coefficient interpolated from the cucves. Both the Brazzel and Henderson and Mc...

  1. Magnetic Field Effect: An Efficient Tool To Investigate The Mechanism Of Reactions Using Laser Flash Photolysis Technique

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    Basu, Samita; Bose, Adity; Dey, Debarati [Chemical Sciences Division, S aha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata--700 064 (India)

    2008-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic field effect combined with laser flash photolysis technique have been used to study the mechanism of interactions between two drug-like quinone molecules, Menadione (1,4-naphthoquinone, MQ) and 9, 10 Anthraquinone (AQ) with one of the DNA bases, Adenine in homogeneous acetonitrile/water and heterogeneous micellar media. A switchover in reaction mode from electron transfer to hydrogen abstraction is observed with MQ on changing the solvent from acetonitrile/water to micelle; whereas, AQ retains its mode of interaction towards Adenine as electron transfer in both the media due to its bulky structure compared to MQ.

  2. Accident Investigations

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

    2011-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This Order prescribes organizational responsibilities, authorities, and requirements for conducting investigations of certain accidents occurring at DOE sites, facilities, areas, operations, and activities.

  3. Effect of plasma CVD operating temperature on nanomechanical properties of TiC nanostructured coating investigated by atomic force microscopy

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    Shanaghi, Ali, E-mail: alishanaghi@gmail.com [Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Malayer University, P.O. Box: 95863-65719, Malayer (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Malayer University, P.O. Box: 95863-65719, Malayer (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Rouhaghdam, Ali Reza Sabour, E-mail: sabour01@modares.ac.ir [Surface Engineering Laboratory, Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box: 14115-143, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ahangarani, Shahrokh, E-mail: sh.ahangarani@gmail.com [Advanced Materials and Renewable Energies Department, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, P.O. Box 15815-3538, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Advanced Materials and Renewable Energies Department, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, P.O. Box 15815-3538, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Chu, Paul K., E-mail: paul.chu@cityu.edu.hk [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? The TiC{sub x} nanostructure coatings have been deposited by PACVD method. ? Dominant mechanism of growth structure at 490 °C is island-layer type. ? TiC{sub x} nanostructure coating applied at 490 °C, exhibits lowest friction coefficient. ? Young's moduli are 289.9, 400 and 187.6 GPa for 470, 490 and 510 °C, respectively. ? This higher elastic modulus and higher hardness of nanocoating obtain at 490 °C. -- Abstract: The structure, composition, and mechanical properties of nanostructured titanium carbide (TiC) coatings deposited on H{sub 11} hot-working tool steel by pulsed-DC plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition at three different temperatures are investigated. Nanoindentation and nanoscratch tests are carried out by atomic force microscopy to determine the mechanical properties such as hardness, elastic modulus, surface roughness, and friction coefficient. The nanostructured TiC coatings prepared at 490 °C exhibit lower friction coefficient (0.23) than the ones deposited at 470 and 510 °C. Increasing the deposition temperature reduces the Young's modulus and hardness. The overall superior mechanical properties such as higher hardness and lower friction coefficient render the coatings deposited at 490 °C suitable for wear resistant applications.

  4. Investigation of Wave Energy Converter Effects on Near-shore Wave Fields: Model Generation Validation and Evaluation - Kaneohe Bay HI.

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    Roberts, Jesse D.; Chang, Grace; Jones, Craig

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The numerical model, SWAN (Simulating WAves Nearshore) , was used to simulate wave conditions in Kaneohe Bay, HI in order to determine the effects of wave energy converter ( WEC ) devices on the propagation of waves into shore. A nested SWAN model was validated then used to evaluate a range of initial wave conditions: significant wave heights (H s ) , peak periods (T p ) , and mean wave directions ( MWD) . Differences between wave height s in the presence and absence of WEC device s were assessed at locations in shore of the WEC array. The maximum decrease in wave height due to the WEC s was predicted to be approximately 6% at 5 m and 10 m water depths. Th is occurred for model initiation parameters of H s = 3 m (for 5 m water depth) or 4 m (10 m water depth) , T p = 10 s, and MWD = 330deg . Subsequently, bottom orbital velocities were found to decrease by about 6%.

  5. Experimental investigation of pressure and blockage effects on combustion limits in H{sub 2}-air-steam mixtures

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    Sherman, M.P.; Berman, M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Beyer, R.F. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments with hydrogen-air-steam mixtures, such as those found within a containment system following a reactor accident, were conducted in the Heated Detonation Tube (43 cm diameter and 12 m long) to determine the region of benign combustion; i.e., the region between the flammability limits and the deflagration-to-detonation transition limits. Obstacles were used to accelerate the flame; these include 30% blockage ratio annular rings, and alternate rings and disks of 60% blockage ratio. The initial conditions were 110 {degree}C and one or three atmospheres pressure. A benign burning region exists for rich mixtures, but is generally smaller than for lean mixtures. Effects of the different obstacles and of the different pressures are discussed.

  6. Experimental investigation of interfacial shear in downward, two-phase, annular, co-current flow with diameter effects

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    Hajiloo, M.

    1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental rig has been designed and built to provide two phase annular cocurrent downward flow of air and water in tubes of four different inside diameters, ranging from 1.563 cm - 4.127 cm. Flow rates of the phases and static pressure drop were measured over a range of liquid film Reynolds numbers from 5000 to 26,700, and a range of air Reynolds numbers of 4500 to 21,400. The resulting data for the skin friction coefficient are in qualitative agreement with most previously obtained pertinent data. Various ways of presenting the data are explored and discussed, including the use of superficial, true, and relative gas velocities. The effect of the controlled parameters on the skin friction coefficient is discussed, and the importance of the dependence of skin friction coefficient on tube diameter is emphasized.

  7. Effects of Potassium Doping on CO Hydrogenation Over MoS2 Catalysts: A First-Principles Investigation

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    Andersen, Amity; Kathmann, Shawn M.; Lilga, Michael A.; Albrecht, Karl O.; Hallen, Richard T.; Mei, Donghai

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Periodic density functional theory calculations were performed to explore the effects of doping potassium (K) on the reactivity of CO hydrogenation to mixed higher alcohols over MoS2 catalysts. We found that the doped K species over the model MoS2(100) catalyst surface acts as a unique site for CO adsorption where either the K-C or the K-O bonding is allowed. The charge transfer from the K 4s electron to the conduction band of the MoS2(100) surface slightly enhances CO adsorption at the edge Mo sites. Due to the large electropositive nature, the presence of the surface K species, however, will hinder the dissociative adsorption of hydrogen. As a result, the doping K species drive CO hydrogenation selectivity toward the C2+ alcohols instead of hydrocarbons by increasing CO and decreasing hydrogen coverages on the MoS2 catalysts. To further elucidate the effect of doping K on the shifting of the selectivity toward CO hydrogenation, we calculated several key reaction steps leading to the H2CCO precursor formation, i.e., CO hydrogenation, the C-O bond scission and the C-C coupling (CH2+CO). The C-C coupling step is favorable for both the Mo and S edges. However, the undoped S edge has an overall more thermodynamically favorable reaction profile up to C-O scission compared with the Mo edge. This work was funded by a CRADA project (No. PNNL/297) with Range Fuels. The research was performed using EMSL, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The work involving the results analysis and mansucript writing was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences.

  8. Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Investigation of Water in Supercritical CO2 and the Effect of CaCl2

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    Wang, Zheming; Felmy, Andrew R.; Thompson, Christopher J.; Loring, John S.; Joly, Alan G.; Rosso, Kevin M.; Schaef, Herbert T.; Dixon, David A.

    2013-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy was applied to investigate the dissolution and chemical interaction of water dissolved into supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) and the influence of CaCl2 in the co-existing aqueous phase at fo empe e : 40 50 75 nd 100 C at 90 atm. Consistent with the trend of the vapor pressure of water, the solubility of pure water in scCO2 inc e ed f om 40 ?C (0.32 mole%) o 100 ?C (1.61 mole%). The presence of CaCl2 negatively affects the solubility of water in scCO2: at a given temperature and pressure the solubility of water decreased as the concentration of CaCl2 in the aqueous phase increased, following the trend of the activity of water. A 40 ?C, the water concentration in scCO2 in contact with saturated CaCl2 aqueous solution was only 0.16 mole%, a drop of more than 50% as compared to pure water while that a 100 ?C was 1.12 mole%, a drop of over 30% as compared to pure water, under otherwise the same conditions. Analysis of the spectral profiles suggested that water dissolved into scCO2 exists in the monomeric form under the evaluated temperature and pressure conditions, for both neat water and CaCl2 solutions. However, its rotational degrees of freedom decrease at lower temperatures due to higher fluid densities, leading to formation of weak H2O:CO2 Lewis acid-base complexes. Similarly, the nearly invariant spectral profiles of dissolved water in the presence and absence of saturated CaCl2 under the same experimental conditions was taken as evidence that CaCl2 dissolution in scCO2 was limited as the dissolved Ca2+/CaCl2 would likely be highly hydrated and would alter the overall spectra of waters in the scCO2 phase.

  9. Investigation into the effect of heat treatment on the thermal conductivity of 3-D carbon/carbon fiber composites

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    Dinwiddie, R.B.; Burchell, T.D. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Baker, C.F. (Fiber Materials, Inc., Biddeford, ME (USA))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The material used in this study was a carbon-carbon fiber composite manufactured from precursor yarn and petroleum based pitch through a process of repetitive densification of a woven preform. The resultant high temperature-high strength material exhibits relatively high thermal conductivity and is thus of interest to the fusion energy, plasma materials interactions (PMI) and plasma facing components (PFC) communities. Carbon-carbon fiber composite manufacture involves two distinct processes, preform weaving and component densification. In this study three samples were subjected to an additional heat treatment of 2550, 2750 or 3000{degree}C at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) subsequent to their fourth graphitization at 2400{degree}C. It should be noted that no effort was made to optimize the composite for thermal conductivity, but rather only to provide a material with which to evaluate the effect of the final heat treatment temperature on the thermal conductivity. The fiber is the primary source of heat conduction in the composite. Consequently, increasing the fiber volume fraction, and/or the fiber thermal conductivity is expected to increase the composite thermal conductivity. 3 refs., 1 fig.

  10. Investigating the effect of precession on searches for neutron-star-black-hole binaries with Advanced LIGO

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    I. W. Harry; A. H. Nitz; Duncan A. Brown; A. Lundgren; Evan Ochsner; D. Keppel

    2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The first direct detection of neutron-star-black-hole binaries will likely be made with gravitational-wave observatories. Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo will be able to observe neutron-star-black-hole mergers at a maximum distance of 900Mpc. To acheive this sensitivity, gravitational-wave searches will rely on using a bank of filter waveforms that accurately model the expected gravitational-wave signal. The angular momentum of the black hole is expected to be comparable to the orbital angular momentum. This angular momentum will affect the dynamics of the inspiralling system and alter the phase evolution of the emitted gravitational-wave signal. In addition, if the black hole's angular momentum is not aligned with the orbital angular momentum it will cause the orbital plane of the system to precess. In this work we demonstrate that if the effect of the black hole's angular momentum is neglected in the waveform models used in gravitational-wave searches, the detection rate of $(10+1.4)M_{\\odot}$ neutron-star--black-hole systems would be reduced by $33 - 37%$. The error in this measurement is due to uncertainty in the Post-Newtonian approximations that are used to model the gravitational-wave signal of neutron-star-black-hole inspiralling binaries. We describe a new method for creating a bank of filter waveforms where the black hole has non-zero angular momentum, but is aligned with the orbital angular momentum. With this bank we find that the detection rate of $(10+1.4)M_{\\odot}$ neutron-star-black-hole systems would be reduced by $26-33%$. Systems that will not be detected are ones where the precession of the orbital plane causes the gravitational-wave signal to match poorly with non-precessing filter waveforms. We identify the regions of parameter space where such systems occur and suggest methods for searching for highly precessing neutron-star-black-hole binaries.

  11. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Forming and Springback Behavior and the Resulting Effects on Industrial Application on a Structural Part in Mass Production

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    Prexl, A.; Hoffmann, H. [Institute of Metal Forming and Casting, Technische Universitaet Muenchen D-85747 Garching (Germany); Golle, M. [Institute of Metal Forming and Casting, Technische Universitaet Muenchen D-85747 Garching (Germany); Institute of Punching and Blanking, Pforzheim University, D-75175 Pforzheim (Germany); Kudrass, S.; Wahl, M. [AUDI AG, D-85045 Ingolstadt (Germany)

    2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Springback prediction and compensation is nowadays a widely recommended discipline in finite element modeling. Many researches have shown an improvement of the accuracy in prediction of springback using advanced modeling techniques, e.g. by including the Bauschinger effect. In this work different models were investigated in the commercial simulation program AutoForm for a large series production part, manufactured from the dual phase steel HC340XD. The work shows the differences between numerical drawbead models and geometrically modeled drawbeads. Furthermore, a sensitivity analysis was made for a reduced kinematic hardening model, implemented in the finite element program AutoForm.

  12. An investigation of the effects of smoke suppressant fuel additives on engine and test cell exhaust gas opacities. Final report for 1981

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    Thornburg, D.W.; Darnell, T.R.; Netzer, D.W.

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tests were conducted in a one-eighth scale turbojet test cell with a ramjet type combustor to investigate the effects of fuel additives on smoke reduction. Particle size and mass concentrations were determined at the engine and stack exhausts using three wavelength optical detector systems. Particulate samples were also collected at the engine exhaust and analyzed with a scanning electron microscope. Combustor temperature and fuel additives were found to significantly affect particulate mass concentrations emitted from the engine while particle size appeared to be unaffected. No significant changes in the particulate size or mass occurred from the engine exhaust to the stack exhaust. The optical determination of exhaust mean particulate size/mass concentration with three wavelength optical detector systems appears to be reasonably accurate technique for evaluating the effects of engine and test cell operating conditions and fuel composition changes on the emitted particulates.

  13. Calonne, N., F. Flin, S. Morin, B. Lesaffre, S. Rolland du Roscoat, and C. Geindreau (2011), Numerical and experimental investigations of the effective thermal conductivity of snow, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234.

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    ., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234. - 1 - Numerical and Experimental Investigations of the Effective Thermal. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234. - 2 - Table of Contents and General Information Table investigations of the effective thermal conductivity of snow, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234. - 3

  14. Accident Investigations

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

    1996-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    To prescribe requirements for conducting investigations of certain accidents occurring at Department of Energy (DOE) operations and sites; to improve the environment, safety and health for DOE, contractors, and the public; and to prevent the recurrence of such accidents. Chg 2, 4-26-96

  15. Accident Investigations

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

    1995-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    To prescribe requirements for conducting investigations of certain accidents occurring at Department of Energy (DOE) operations and sites; to improve the environment , safety and health for DOE, contractors, and the public; and to prevent the recurrence of such accidents. Chg 1, 10-26-95. Cancels parts of DOE 5484.1

  16. Institution Investigator

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    Assembly (MEA) and Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell (DBFC) Fuel Cell Program Advanced and Alternative Energy Optoelectronics LLC, NASA Glenn Research Center, NewCyte, Replex Plastics Corporation, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell, STMicroelectronics Inc, Vanner Inc Ohio State Sahai, Yogeshwar Development of Cost Effective Membrane Electrolyte

  17. Investigation of the effects of a thin dielectric layer on low-pressure hydrogen capacitive discharges driven by combined radio frequency and pulse power sources

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    Sun, Jizhong; Fan, Yu; Zou, Ying; Wang, Dezhen [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Ministry of Education), School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Ministry of Education), School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Stirner, Thomas [Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf, Edlmairstr. 6-8, D-94469 Deggendorf (Germany)] [Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf, Edlmairstr. 6-8, D-94469 Deggendorf (Germany)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Negative hydrogen ion sources, for instance for fusion devices, currently attract considerable attention. To generate the precursors—highly rovibrationally excited hydrogen molecules—for negative hydrogen ions effectively by electron excitation, a thin dielectric layer is introduced to cover the surface of the electrically grounded electrode of two parallel metal plates in a low-pressure hydrogen capacitive discharge driven by combined rf and pulse power sources. To understand the characteristics of such discharges, particle-in-cell simulations are conducted to study the effects that the single dielectric layer would bring onto the discharges. The simulation results show that the dielectric layer leads to a much higher plasma density and a much larger production rate of highly vibrationally excited hydrogen molecules compared to discharges without the dielectric layer on the electrode. Further investigation indicates that the nonlinear oscillation of the electrons induced by the nanosecond-pulse continues until it is finally damped down and does not show any dependence on the pulse plateau-time, which is in stark contrast to the case without the dielectric layer present. The physical reason for this phenomenon is explored and explained.

  18. An experimental and numerical investigation on the influence of external gas recirculation on the HCCI autoignition process in an engine: Thermal, diluting, and chemical effects

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    Machrafi, Hatim; Cavadias, Simeon [UPMC Universite Paris 06, LGPPTS, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris, 11, rue de Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris (France); UPMC Universite Paris 06, FRT, Institut Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, 2, place de la Gare de Ceinture, 78210 St Cyr l'Ecole (France); Guibert, Philippe [UPMC Universite Paris 06, FRT, Institut Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, 2, place de la Gare de Ceinture, 78210 St Cyr l'Ecole (France)

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to contribute to the solution of controlling the autoignition in a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine, parameters linked to external gas recirculation (EGR) seem to be of particular interest. Experiments performed with EGR present some difficulties in interpreting results using only the diluting and thermal aspect of EGR. Lately, the chemical aspect of EGR is taken more into consideration, because this aspect causes a complex interaction with the dilution and thermal aspects of EGR. This paper studies the influence of EGR on the autoignition process and particularly the chemical aspect of EGR. The diluents present in EGR are simulated by N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2}, with dilution factors going from 0 to 46 vol%. For the chemically active species that could be present in EGR, the species CO, NO, and CH{sub 2}O are used. The initial concentration in the inlet mixture of CO and NO is varied between 0 and 170 ppm, while that of CH{sub 2}O alters between 0 and 1400 ppm. For the investigation of the effect of the chemical species on the autoignition, a fixed dilution factor of 23 vol% and a fixed EGR temperature of 70 C are maintained. The inlet temperature is held at 70 C, the equivalence ratios between 0.29 and 0.41, and the compression ratio at 10.2. The fuels used for the autoignition are n-heptane and PRF40. It appeared that CO, in the investigated domain, did not influence the ignition delays, while NO had two different effects. At concentrations up until 45 ppm, NO advanced the ignition delays for the PRF40 and at higher concentrations, the ignition delayed. The influence of NO on the autoignition of n-heptane seemed to be insignificant, probably due to the higher burn rate of n-heptane. CH{sub 2}O seemed to delay the ignition. The results suggested that especially the formation of OH radicals or their consumption by the chemical additives determines how the reactivity of the autoignition changed. (author)

  19. Evaluation of ANSI N42-17A by investigating the effects of temperature and humidity on the response of radiological instruments

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    Clement, R.S.

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.17A-1989 standard`s performance criteria and test methods has been evaluated by investigating the effects of temperature and humidity on the response of 105 portable direct-reading radiological instruments (45 beta-gamma survey meters, 32 neutron rem meters, 1O alpha contamination and 18 tritium-in-air monitors). The US Department of Energy (DOE) mandates the use of ANSI standards for the calibration and performance testing of radiological instruments, and requires that instruments be appropriate for existing environmental conditions. Random tests conducted in an environmental chamber determined the effects of temperatures ranging from {minus}10{degree}C to 50{degree}C and humidity at levels of 40% RH and 95% RH on the response of a cross section of instruments used in routine health physics operations at Los Alamos. The following instruments were tested: Eberline RO-2 and RO-C ionization chambers, Eberline E-530 survey meter with the Model HP-C stainless steel Geiger-Muller (G) wall probe, Eberline PIC-6A and PIC-6B ion chambers, Eberline ESP-1 survey meter with the Model HP-260 pancake G detector, Ludlum 3 survey meter with the Model 44-6 stainless steel G wall probe, Eberline ESP-1, ESP-2 and PAR-4 survey meters with the neutron rem detector, Health Physics Instruments 2080 survey meter with the moderator detector, Ludlum 139 survey meter with the Model 43-32 air-proportional alpha detector, and the Overhoff 394-C, Johnston J-111 and J-110 tritium monitors. Experimental results encompass 1128 temperature tests (1269-hours exposure in the chamber) and 735 humidity tests (1890-hours exposure in the chamber). The study shows the standard`s test requirement for temperature at or near the extreme conditions, and the standard`s test requirement for humidity at 95% RH may be too restrictive for instruments used in the work environment.

  20. Geologic investigations

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    Orkild, P.P. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (USA); Baldwin, M.J.; Townsend, D.R. [Fenix and Scisson, Inc., Mercury, NV (USA)

    1983-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Climax stock is a composite granitic intrusive of Cretaceous age, composed of quartz monzonite and granodiorite, which intrudes rocks of Paleozoic and Precambrian age. Tertiary volcanic rocks, consisting of ash-flow and ash-fall tuffs, and tuffaceous sedimentary rocks overlie the sedimentary rocks and the stock. Erosion has removed much of the Tertiary volcanic rocks. Hydrothermal alteration of quartz monzonite and granodiorite is found mainly along joints and faults and varies from location to location. The Paleozoic carbonate rocks have been thermally and metasomatically altered to marble and tactite as much as 457 m (1500 ft) from the contact with the stock, although minor discontinuous metasomatic effects are noted in all rocks out to 914 m (3000 ft). Three major faults which define the Climax area structurally are the Tippinip, Boundary and Yucca faults. North of the junction of the Boundary and Yucca faults, the faults are collectively referred to as the Butte fault. The dominant joint sets and their average attitudes are N 32{degrees} W, 22{degrees} NE; N 60{degrees} W, vertical and N 35{degrees} E, vertical. Joints in outcrop are weathered and generally open, but in subsurface, the joints are commonly filled and healed with secondary minerals. 12 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Calonne, N., F. Flin, S. Morin, B. Lesaffre, S. Rolland du Roscoat, and C. Geindreau (2011), Numerical and experimental investigations of the effective thermal conductivity of snow, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234, in press.

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    ., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234, in press. - 1 - Numerical and Experimental Investigations of the Effective, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234, in press. - 2 - Table of Contents and General Information of the effective thermal conductivity of snow, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049234, in press. - 3 - List

  2. Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Coolant Concentration on Sub-Cooled Boiling and Crud Deposition on Reactor Cladding at Prototypical PWR Operating Conditions

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    Schultis, J., Kenneth; Fenton, Donald, L.

    2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing demand for energy necessitates nuclear power units to increase power limits. This implies significant changes in the design of the core of the nuclear power units, therefore providing better performance and safety in operations. A major hindrance to the increase of nuclear reactor performance especially in Pressurized Deionized water Reactors (PWR) is Axial Offset Anomaly (AOA)--the unexpected change in the core axial power distribution during operation from the predicted distribution. This problem is thought to be occur because of precipitation and deposition of lithiated compounds like boric acid (H{sub 2}BO{sub 3}) and lithium metaborate (LiBO{sub 2}) on the fuel rod cladding. Deposited boron absorbs neutrons thereby affecting the total power distribution inside the reactor. AOA is thought to occur when there is sufficient build-up of crud deposits on the cladding during subcooled nucleate boiling. Predicting AOA is difficult as there is very little information regarding the heat and mass transfer during subcooled nucleate boiling. An experimental investigation was conducted to study the heat transfer characteristics during subcooled nucleate boiling at prototypical PWR conditions. Pool boiling tests were conducted with varying concentrations of lithium metaborate (LiBO{sub 2}) and boric acid (H{sub 2}BO{sub 3}) solutions in deionized water. The experimental data collected includes the effect of coolant concentration, subcooling, system pressure and heat flux on pool the boiling heat transfer coefficient. The analysis of particulate deposits formed on the fuel cladding surface during subcooled nucleate boiling was also performed. The results indicate that the pool boiling heat transfer coefficient degrades in the presence of boric acid and lithium metaborate compared to pure deionized water due to lesser nucleation. The pool boiling heat transfer coefficients decreased by about 24% for 5000 ppm concentrated boric acid solution and by 27% for 5000 ppm lithium metaborate solution respectively at the saturation temperature for 1000 psi (68.9 bar) coolant pressure. Boiling tests also revealed the formation of fine deposits of boron and lithium on the cladding surface which degraded the heat transfer rates. The boron and lithium metaborate precipitates after a 5 day test at 5000 ppm concentration and 1000 psi (68.9 bar) operating pressure reduced the heat transfer rate 21% and 30%, respectively for the two solutions.

  3. Experimental Investigation of Spark-Ignited Combustion with High-Octane Biofuels and EGR. 2. Fuel and EGR Effects on Knock-Limited Load and Speed

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    Splitter, Derek A [ORNL] [ORNL; Szybist, James P [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present study experimentally investigates spark-ignited combustion with 87 AKI E0 gasoline in its neat form and in midlevel alcohol gasoline blends with 24% vol/vol isobutanol gasoline (IB24) and 30% vol/vol ethanol gasoline (E30). A single-cylinder research engine is used with an 11.85:1 compression ratio, hydraulically actuated valves, laboratory intake air, and was capable of external exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). Experiments were conducted with all fuels to full-load conditions with = 1, using both 0% and 15% external-cooled EGR. Higher octane number biofuel blends exhibited increased stoichiometric torque capability at this compression ratio, where the unique properties of ethanol enabled a doubling of the stoichiometric torque capability with E30 as compared to that of 87AKI, up to 20 bar IMEPg (indicating mean effective pressure gross) at = 1. The results demonstrate that for all fuels, EGR is a key enabler for increasing engine efficiency but is less useful for knock mitigation with E30 than for 87AKI gasoline or IB24. Under knocking conditions, 15% EGR is found to offer 1 CA of CA50 timing advance with E30, whereas up to 5 CA of CA50 advance is possible with knock-limited 87AKI gasoline. Compared to 87AKI, both E30 and IB24 are found to have reduced adiabatic flame temperature and shorter combustion durations, which reduce knocking propensity beyond that indicated by the octane number. However, E30+0% EGR is found to exhibit the better antiknock properties than either 87AKI+15% EGR or IB24+15% EGR, expanding the knock limited operating range and engine stoichiometric torque capability at high compression ratio. Furthermore, the fuel sensitivity (S) of E30 was attributed to reduced speed sensitivity of E30, expanding the low-speed stoichiometric torque capability at high compression ratio. The results illustrate that intermediate alcohol gasoline blends exhibit exceptional antiknock properties and performance beyond that indicated by the octane number tests, particularly E30.

  4. Experimental Investigation of the Effect Of Zeolite Coating Thickness on the Performance of a Novel Zeolite-Water Adsorption Heat Pump Module

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    Dawoud, B.; Hofle, P.; Chmielewski, S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel zeolite-water absorption heat pump module comprising an adsorber, an evaporator and a condenser heat exchanger as well as a module non-return valve in a hermetically sealed vessel is introduced. The investigated adsorber heat exchanger...

  5. Investigation of the Effect of Non-Darcy Flow and Multi-Phase Flow on the Productivity of Hydraulically Fractured Gas Wells

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    Alarbi, Nasraldin Abdulslam A.

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    on the productivity of hydraulically fractured wells is conducted and an optimum fracture design is proposed for a tight gas formation in south Texas using the Unified Fracture Design (UFD) Technique to compensate for the mentioned effects by calculating the effective...

  6. Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Lubricant and Additive...

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    Theoretical Investigation of Lubricant and Additive Effects on Engine Friction Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Lubricant and Additive Effects on Engine Friction...

  7. Because 'there' was a cause for concern: An investigation into the word-specific prediction account of the implicit-causality effect

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    Featherstone, Cara Rachel

    2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In Koornneef and Van Berkum’s (2006) recent eye-tracking study of implicit-causality effect (Caramazza, Grober, Garvey, & Yates, 1977), mid-sentence delays were observed in the processing of sentences such as ‘David blamed ...

  8. Investigation of warm-cloud microphysics using a multi-component cloud model: Interactive effects of the aerosol spectrum. Master's thesis

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    Zahn, S.G.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Clouds, especially low, warm, boundary-layer clouds, play an important role in regulating the earth's climate due to their significant contribution to the global albedo. The radiative effects of individual clouds are controlled largely by cloud microstructure, which is itself sensitive to the concentration and spectral distribution of the atmospheric aerosol. Increases in aerosol particle concentrations from anthropogenic activity could result in increased cloud albedo and global cloudiness, increasing the amount of reflected solar radiation. However, the effects of increased aerosol particle concentrations could be offset by the presence of giant or ultragiant aerosol particles. A one-dimensional, multi-component microphysical cloud model has been used to demonstrate the effects of aerosol particle spectral variations on the microstructure of warm clouds. Simulations performed with this model demonstrate that the introduction of increased concentrations of giant aerosol particles has a destabilizing effect on the cloud microstructure. Also, it is shown that warm-cloud microphysical processes modify the aerosol particle spectrum, favoring the generation of the largest sized particles via the collision-coalescence process. These simulations provide further evidence that the effect of aerosol particles on cloud microstructure must be addressed when considering global climate forecasts.

  9. Investigation of the validity of quasilinear theory for electron Landau damping in a tokamak using a broad-band wave effect

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    Lee, Jungpyo; Bonoli, Paul; Wright, John

    2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The quasilinear diffusion coefficient assuming a constant magnetic field along the electron orbit is widely used to describe electron Landau damping of waves in a tokamak where the magnitude of the magnetic field varies on a flux surface. To understand the impact of violating the constant magnetic field assumption, we introduce the effect of a broad-bandwidth wave spectrum which has been used in the past to validate quasilinear theory for the fast decorrelation process between resonances. By the reevaluation of the diffusion coefficient through the level of the phase integral for the tokamak geometry with the broad-band wave effect included, we identify the three acceptable errors for the use of the quasilinear diffusion coefficient.

  10. Investigation on edge fringing effect and oxide thickness dependence of inversion current in metal-oxide-semiconductor tunneling diodes with comb-shaped electrodes

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    Lin, Chien-Chih; Hsu, Pei-Lun; Lin, Li; Hwu, Jenn-Gwo, E-mail: jghwu@ntu.edu.tw [Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)

    2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A particular edge-dependent inversion current behavior of metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) tunneling diodes was investigated utilizing square and comb-shaped electrodes. The inversion tunneling current exhibits the strong dependence on the tooth size of comb-shaped electrodes and oxide thickness. Detailed illustrations of current conduction mechanism are developed by simulation and experimental measurement results. It is found that the electron diffusion current and Schottky barrier height lowering for hole tunneling current both contribute on inversion current conduction. In MOS tunneling photodiode applications, the photoresponse can be improved by decreasing SiO{sub 2} thickness and using comb-shaped electrodes with smaller tooth spacing. Meantime, the high and steady photosensitivity can also be approached by introducing HfO{sub 2} into dielectric stacks.

  11. Investigating the Influence of the Added Mass Effect to Marine Hydrokinetic Horizontal-Axis Turbines Using a General Dynamic Wake Wind Turbine Code

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    Maniaci, D. C.; Li, Y.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a recent study to investigate the applicability of a horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) structural dynamics and unsteady aerodynamics analysis program (FAST and AeroDyn respectively) to modeling the forces on marine hydrokinetic (MHK) turbines. This paper summarizes the added mass model that has been added to AeroDyn. The added mass model only includes flow acceleration perpendicular to the rotor disc, and ignores added mass forces caused by blade deflection. A model of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment (UAE) Phase VI wind turbine was analyzed using FAST and AeroDyn with sea water conditions and the new added mass model. The results of this analysis exhibited a 3.6% change in thrust for a rapid pitch case and a slight change in amplitude and phase of thrust for a case with 30{sup o} of yaw.

  12. Investigating the Influence of the Added Mass Effect to Marine Hydrokinetic Horizontal-Axis Turbines Using a General Dynamic Wake Wind Turbine Code: Preprint

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    Maniaci, D. C.; Li, Y.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a recent study to investigate the applicability of a horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) structural dynamics and unsteady aerodynamics analysis program (FAST and AeroDyn respectively) to modeling the forces on marine hydrokinetic (MHK) turbines. It summarizes the added mass model that has been added to AeroDyn. The added mass model only includes flow acceleration perpendicular to the rotor disc, and ignores added mass forces caused by blade deflection. A model of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment (UAE) Phase VI wind turbine was analyzed using FAST and AeroDyn with sea water conditions and the new added mass model. The results of this analysis exhibited a 3.6% change in thrust for a rapid pitch case and a slight change in amplitude and phase of thrust for a case with 30 degrees of yaw.

  13. Ultrasonic mitigation investigation

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    Hildebrand, B.P.; Shepard, C.L.

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The suggestion was made that the introduction of ultrasound into Tank 101-SY might serve to release the hydrogen bubbles trapped in the slurry. This would cause a continuous release of bubbles and thereby prevent the turnover phenomenon. Two major considerations were (1) the method for delivering the energy into the slurry and (2) the effective volume of action. In this study, we attached the former by designing and testing a liquid-filled waveguide and radiator, and the latter by making ultrasonic property measurements on synthetic waste. Our conclusion is that ultrasonic mitigation may not be feasible, primarily because of the very high attenuation (1000 to 50000 dB/m) factor to 10 to 30 kHz. Such a high attenuation would restrict the action volume to such a low value as to make the method impractical. Further investigations are recommended to identify the cause of this effect and determine if this same effect will be seen in real 101-SY waste.

  14. Systematic Investigation of Nanoscale Adsorbate Effects at Organic Light-Emitting diode Interfaces. Interfacial Structure-Charge Injection-Luminance Relationships

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    Huang,Q.; Li, J.; Evmenenko, G.; Dutta, P.; Marks, T.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molecule-scale structure effects at indium tin oxide (ITO) anode-hole transport layer (HTL) interfaces in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) heterostructures are systematically probed via a self-assembly approach. A series of ITO anode-linked silyltriarylamine precursors differing in aryl group and linker density are synthesized for this purpose and used to probe the relationship between nanoscale interfacial chemical structure and charge-injection/electroluminescence properties. These precursors form conformal and largely pinhole-free self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on the ITO anode surface with angstrom-level thickness control. Deposition of a HTL on top of the SAMs places the probe molecules precisely at the anode-HTL interface. OLEDs containing ITO/SAM/HTL configurations have dramatically varied hole-injection magnitudes and OLED responses. These can be correlated with the probe molecular structures and electrochemically derived heterogeneous electron-transfer rates for such triarylamine fragments. The large observed interfacial molecular structure effects offer an approach to tuning OLED hole-injection flux over 1-2 orders of magnitude, resulting in up to 3-fold variations in OLED brightness at identical bias and up to a 2 V driving voltage reduction at identical brightness. Very bright and efficient ({approx}70 000 cd/m{sup 2}, {approx}2.5% forward external quantum efficiency, {approx}11 lm/W power efficiency) Alq (tris(8-hydroxyquinolinato)aluminum(III))-based OLEDs can thereby be fabricated.

  15. Epidemiologic investigation of health effects in Air Force personnel following exposure to herbicides: Extract reproductive outcomes. Executive summary, introduction, and conclusions. Interim report, 1985-1992

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    Wolfe, W.H.; Michalek, J.E.; Miner, J.C.; Rahe, A.J.

    1992-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Air Force is conducting a 20-year prospective study of veterans of Operation Ranch Hand, the unit responsible for aerial spraying of herbicides in Vietnam from 1962 to 1971. A comparison group of Air Force veterans who served in Southeast Asia (SEA) during the same period who were not occupationally exposed to herbicides was selected. The study, called the Air Force Health Study (AFHS), is in its tenth year and is designed to determine whether exposure to the herbicides or their contaminant, 2,3,37,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (dioxin), has adversely affected the health, survival or reproductive outcomes of Ranch Hands. This report summarizes the findings of an investigation of reproductive outcomes of the 791 Ranch Hands and 942 Comparisons for whom a dioxin level had been determined by August, 1991. These men have fathered 5,489 pregnancies including 4,514 live births. These men are a subset of all Ranch Hands (n=1,098) and Comparisons (n=1,549) who have fathered 8,263 pregnancies and 6,792 live births. All data in this report have been verified by review of birth certificates, newborn clinic records, health records and death certificates. The birth defect status of each child was verified through the age of 18.

  16. Investigating acid rain

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    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A report is given of an address by Kathleen Bennett, Assistant Administrator of Air, Noise and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency which was presented to the US Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works. Bennet explained that in view of the many unknowns about acid rain, and the possible substantial cost burden of additional controls, EPA is proceeding with its program to investigate this environmental malady over a 10-year period. The three major areas of the research program are (1) transport, transformation, and deposition processes, (2) effects of acid deposition, and (3) assessments and policy studies. Other issues discussed were global transboundary air pollution and Senate amendments addressing long-range transport. (JMT)

  17. Project title: Principal Investigator(s)

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    Menke, William

    No. 0123 Project title: Principal Investigator(s): Funding Agency: Submission deadline: Instruments, redeployment costs) OBS engineering and technical support cost: (on shore and at sea) Shipping: Travel and technical support for OBS operations at sea. The cost of providing this support (e.g., instrument charges

  18. Investigating Iron Ions | EMSL

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    Investigating Iron Ions Investigating Iron Ions Computer code provides detailed predictions of highly charged ions in water Using resources at EMSL, scientists obtained...

  19. Investigation of combinatorial coevaporated thin film Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}. I. Temperature effect, crystalline phases, morphology, and photoluminescence

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    Du, Hui; Yan, Fei; Young, Matthew; To, Bobby; Jiang, Chun-Sheng; Dippo, Pat; Kuciauskas, Darius; Teeter, Glenn, E-mail: glenn.teeter@nrel.gov [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, MS3218, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Chi, Zhenhuan [Renishaw Incorporated, 5277 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 (United States); Lund, Elizabeth A.; Hancock, Chris; Hlaing OO, Win Maw; Scarpulla, Mike A. [Departments of Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (United States)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} is a promising low-cost, nontoxic, earth-abundant absorber material for thin-film solar cell applications. In this study, combinatorial coevaporation was used to synthesize individual thin-film samples spanning a wide range of compositions at low (325?°C) and high (475?°C) temperatures. Film composition, grain morphology, crystalline-phase and photo-excitation information have been characterized by x-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence imaging and mapping. Highly textured columnar grain morphology is observed for film compositions along the ZnS-Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}-Cu{sub 2}SnS{sub 3} tie line in the quasi-ternary Cu{sub 2}S-ZnS-SnS{sub 2} phase system, and this effect is attributed to structural similarity between the Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}, Cu{sub 2}SnS{sub 3}, and ZnS crystalline phases. At 475?°C growth temperature, Sn-S phases cannot condense because of their high vapor pressures. As a result, regions that received excess Sn flux during growth produced compositions falling along the ZnS-Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}-Cu{sub 2}SnS{sub 3} tie line. Room-temperature photoluminescence imaging reveals a strong correlation for these samples between film composition and photoluminescence intensity, where film regions with Cu/Sn ratios greater than ?2 show strong photoluminescence intensity, in comparison with much weaker photoluminescence in regions that received excess Sn flux during growth or subsequent processing. The observed photoluminescence quenching in regions that received excess Sn flux is attributed to the effects of Sn-related native point defects in Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} on non-radiative recombination processes. Implications for processing and performance of Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} solar cells are discussed.

  20. Electrochemical and impedance investigation of the effect of lithium malonate on the performance of natural graphite electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

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

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lithium malonate (LM) was coated on the surface of a natural graphite (NG) electrode, which was then tested as the negative electrode in the electrolytes of 0.9 M LiPF6/EC-PC-DMC (1/1/3, by weight) and 1.0 M LiBF4/EC-PC-DMC (1/1/3, by weight) under a current density of 0.075 mA cm-2. LM was also used as an additive to the electrolyte of 1.0 M LiPF6/EC-DMC-DEC (1/1/1, by volume) and tested on a bare graphite electrode. It was found that both the surface coating and the additive approach were effective in improving first charge discharge capacity and coulomb efficiency. Electrochemical impedance spectra showed that the decreased interfacial impedance was coupled with improved coulomb efficiency of the cells using coated graphite electrodes. Cyclic voltammograms (CVs) on fresh bare and coated natural graphite electrodes confirmed that all the improvement in the half-cell performance was due to the suppression of the solvent decomposition through the surface modification with LM. The CV data also showed that the carbonate electrolyte with LM as the additive was not stable against oxidation, which resulted in lower capacity of the full cell with commercial graphite and LiCoO2 electrodes.

  1. Ultrafast supercontinuum fiber-laser based pump-probe scanning magneto-optical Kerr effect microscope for the investigation of electron spin dynamics in semiconductors at cryogenic temperatures with picosecond time and micrometer spatial resolution

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    Henn, T.; Kiessling, T., E-mail: tobias.kiessling@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de; Ossau, W.; Molenkamp, L. W. [Physikalisches Institut (EP3), Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)] [Physikalisches Institut (EP3), Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg (Germany); Biermann, K.; Santos, P. V. [Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, 10117 Berlin (Germany)] [Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, 10117 Berlin (Germany)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a two-color pump-probe scanning magneto-optical Kerr effect microscope which we have developed to investigate electron spin phenomena in semiconductors at cryogenic temperatures with picosecond time and micrometer spatial resolution. The key innovation of our microscope is the usage of an ultrafast “white light” supercontinuum fiber-laser source which provides access to the whole visible and near-infrared spectral range. Our Kerr microscope allows for the independent selection of the excitation and detection energy while avoiding the necessity to synchronize the pulse trains of two separate picosecond laser systems. The ability to independently tune the pump and probe wavelength enables the investigation of the influence of excitation energy on the optically induced electron spin dynamics in semiconductors. We demonstrate picosecond real-space imaging of the diffusive expansion of optically excited electron spin packets in a (110) GaAs quantum well sample to illustrate the capabilities of the instrument.

  2. Turbulence Investigation and Reproduction for Assisting Downstream Migrating Juvenile Salmonids, Part II of II; Effects of Induced Turbulence on Behavior of Juvenile Salmon, 2001-2005 Final Report.

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    Perry, Russell W.; Farley, M. Jared; Hansen, Gabriel S. (US Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA)

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Passage through dams is a major source of mortality of anadromous juvenile salmonids because some populations must negotiate up to eight dams in Columbia and Snake rivers. Dams cause direct mortality when fish pass through turbines, but dams may also cause indirect mortality by altering migration conditions in rivers. Forebays immediately upstream of dams have decreased the water velocity of rivers and may contribute substantially to the total migration delay of juvenile salmonids. Recently, Coutant (2001a) suggested that in addition to low water velocities, lack of natural turbulence may contribute to migration delay by causing fish to lose directional cues. Coutant (2001a) further hypothesized that restoring turbulence in dam forebays may reduce migration delay by providing directional cues that allow fish to find passage routes more quickly (Coutant 2001a). Although field experiments have yielded proof of the concept of using induced turbulence to guide fish to safe passage routes, little is known about mechanisms actually causing behavioral changes. To test hypotheses about how turbulence influences movement and behavior of migrating juvenile salmonids, we conducted two types of controlled experiments at Cowlitz Falls Dam, Washington. A common measure of migration delay is the elapsed time between arrival at, and passage through, a dam. Therefore, for the first set of experiments, we tested the effect of induced turbulence on the elapsed time needed for fish to traverse through a raceway and pass over a weir at its downstream end (time trial experiment). If turbulence helps guide fish to passage routes, then fish should pass through the raceway quicker in the presence of appropriately scaled and directed turbulent cues. Second, little is known about how the physical properties of water movement provide directional cues to migrating juvenile salmonids. To examine the feasibility of guiding fish with turbulence, we tested whether directed turbulence could guide fish into one of two channels in the raceway, and subsequently cause them to pass disproportionately over the weir where turbulent cues were aimed (guidance experiment). Last, we measured and mapped water velocity and turbulence during the experiments to understand water movement patterns and the spatial distribution of turbulence in the raceways.

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

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

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Neurochemical, behavioral, and physiological effects

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    Murphy, Dennis L.

    following the administration of the serotonin precursor 5- hydroxy-L-tryptophan (5-HTP) in SERT wild-type (+/+), heterozygous (+/-), and -/- mice. Results 5-HTP increased serotonin in all five brain areas examined in SERT-/- mice. Behaviorally, 5-HTP induced exaggerated serotonin syndrome behaviors in SERT-/-, mice

  5. Investigation of DNP mechanisms : the solid effect

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    Smith, Albert Andrew

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) enhances signal to noise in NMR experiments, by transferring the large electron Boltzmann polarization to nuclear polarization, via application of pulsed or continuous-wave microwave ...

  6. Investigation into the effects of trace coal syn gas species on the performance of solid oxide fuel cell anodes, PhD. thesis, Russ College of Engineering and Technology of Ohio University

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    Trembly, J.P.

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coal is the United States’ most widely used fossil fuel for the production of electric power. Coal’s availability and cost dictates that it will be used for many years to come in the United States for power production. As a result of the environmental impact of burning coal for power production more efficient and environmentally benign power production processes using coal are sought. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) combined with gasification technologies represent a potential methodology to produce electric power using coal in a much more efficient and cleaner manner. It has been shown in the past that trace species contained in coal, such as sulfur, severely degrade the performance of solid oxide fuel cells rendering them useless. Coal derived syngas cleanup technologies have been developed that efficiently remove sulfur to levels that do not cause any performance losses in solid oxide fuel cells. The ability of these systems to clean other trace species contained in syngas is not known nor is the effect of these trace species on the performance of solid oxide fuel cells. This works presents the thermodynamic and diffusion transport simulations that were combined with experimental testing to evaluate the effects of the trace species on the performance of solid oxide fuel cells. The results show that some trace species contained in coal will interact with the SOFC anode. In addition to the transport and thermodynamic simulations that were completed experimental tests were completed investigating the effect of HCl and AsH3 on the performance of SOFCs.

  7. Interactive eshopping experience: an empirical investigation

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    Mahfouz, Ahmed Yousry Mohamed

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Utilizing an experimental design, the study investigates the effects of eshopping behavior (experiential, utilitarian, or mixed) and interactivity level (low or high) on the consequences of eshopping (site attitude and future purchase intentions...

  8. Investigation on the coprecipitation of transuranium elements from alkaline solutions by the method of appearing reagents. Study of the effects of waste components on decontamination from Np(IV) and Pu(IV)

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    Bessonov, A.A.; Budantseva, N.A.; Gelis, A.V.; Nikonov, M.V.; Shilov, V.P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Institute of Physical Chemistry

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The third stage of the study on the homogeneous coprecipitation of neptunium and plutonium from alkaline high-level radioactive waste solutions by the Method of Appearing Reagents has been completed. Alkaline radioactive wastes exist at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site. The recent studies investigated the effects of neptunium chemical reductants, plutonium(IV) concentration, and the presence of bulk tank waste solution components on the decontamination from tetravalent neptunium and plutonium achieved by homogeneous coprecipitation. Data on neptunium reduction to its tetravalent state in alkaline solution of different NaOH concentrations are given. Eleven reductants were tested to find those most suited to remove neptunium, through chemical reduction, from alkaline solution by homogeneous coprecipitation. Hydrazine, VOSO{sub 4}, and Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 4} were found to be the most effective reductants. The rates of reduction with these reductants were comparable with the kinetics of carrier formation. Solution decontamination factors of about 400 were attained for 10{sup -6}M neptunium. Coprecipitation of plutonium(IV) with carriers obtained as products of thermal hydrolysis, redox transformations, and catalytic decomposition of [Co(NH{sub 3}){sub 6}]{sup 3+}, [Fe(CN){sub 5}NO]{sup 2-}, Cr(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}, KMnO{sub 4}, and Li{sub 4}UO{sub 2}(O{sub 2}){sub 3} was studied and results are described. Under optimum conditions, a 100-fold decrease of plutonium concentration was possible with each of these reagents.

  9. Effects

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation Proposed NewcatalystNeutronEnvironmentZIRKLE FRUITYearEffect0/2002 Yun (Helen)

  10. Investigator Title Technology

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    Production of Biobutanol as a Biofuel Advanced/ Alternative Energy $353,521 $548,698 6 $35,000 $150,000 $100 Vehicle Technology Advanced/ Alternative Energy Metrics Not Yet Available Sahai, Yogeshwar Development of Cost Effective MEA and DBFC Advanced/ Alternative Energy Metrics Not Yet Available Alsdorf, Doug ORSP

  11. Selling Complementary Patents: Experimental Investigation

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    Bjornstad, David J [ORNL; Santore, Rudy [University of Tennessee; McKee, Michael [University of Tennessee

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Production requiring licensing groups of complementary patents implements a coordination game among patent holders, who can price patents by choosing among combinations of fixed and royalty fees. Summed across patents, these fees become the total producer cost of the package of patents. Royalties, because they function as excise taxes, add to marginal costs, resulting in higher prices and reduced quantities of the downstream product and lower payoffs to the patent holders. Using fixed fees eliminates this inefficiency but yields a more complex coordination game in which there are multiple equilibria, which are very fragile in that small mistakes can lead the downstream firm to not license the technology, resulting in inefficient outcomes. We report on a laboratory market investigation of the efficiency effects of coordinated pricing of patents in a patent pool. We find that pool-like pricing agreements can yield fewer coordination failures in the pricing of complementary patents.

  12. Impact of recombinant baculovirus applications on target heliothines and non-target arthropods in cotton

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    Smith, Chad Richard

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    heliotropes. Thirty-two research plots, arranged in an 8 x 4 grid, were located within a large commercial cotton field, and the eight treatments of study were replicated four times each. When applications were timed at larval emergence, recombinant viruses...

  13. Electrical shock accident investigation

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    1994-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents results of the accident investigation of an electrical shock received by two subcontractor employees on May 13, 1994, at the Pinellas Plant. The direct cause of the electrical shock was worker contact with a cut ``hot`` wire and a grounded panelboard (PPA) enclosure. Workers presumed that all wires in the enclosure were dead at the time of the accident and did not perform thorough Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO). Three contributing causes were identified. First, lack of guidance in the drawing for the modification performed in 1987 allowed the PPA panel to be used as a junction box. The second contributing cause is that Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) procedures do not address multiple electrical sources in an enclosure. Finally, the workers did not consider the possibility of multiple electrical sources. The root cause of the electrical shock was the inadequacy of administrative controls, including construction requirement and LO/TO requirements, and subcontractor awareness regarding multiple electrical sources. Recommendations to prevent further reoccurrence of this type of accident include revision of ES&H Standard 2.00, Electrical Safety Program Manual, to document requirements for multiple electrical sources in a single enclosure to specify a thorough visual inspection as part of the voltage check process. In addition, the formality of LO/TO awareness training for subcontractor electricians should be increased.

  14. INVESTIGATION Retrospective View of North American Potato

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    Douches, David S.

    INVESTIGATION Retrospective View of North American Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Breeding in the 20, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706 ABSTRACT Cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), a vegetatively propagated explore the effects of potato breeding at the genome level, we used 8303 single-nucleotide polymorphism

  15. The research project GLOWA-Danube (www.glowa-danube.de) investigates Global Change effects on the water cycle of the Upper Danube river basin (Germany, ~80.0000 km) involving 11 different disciplines from natural and social sciences.

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    Danube GLOWA The research project GLOWA-Danube (www.glowa-danube.de) investigates Global Change in the simulation system DANUBIA. A primary scope of DANUBIA is to evaluate consequences of IPCC derived climate DANUBIA ­ A coupled simulation system Socioeconomic response to Global Change is quite often based

  16. Experimental Investigation of Microbially Induced Corrosion of Test Samples and Effect of Self-Assembled Hydrophobic Monolayers. Exposure of Test Samples to Continuous Microbial Cultures, Chemical Analysis, and Biochemical Studies

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    Laurinavichius, K.S.

    1998-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of biocorrosion of aluminum and beryllium samples were performed under conditions of continuous fermentation of thermophilic anaerobic microorganisms of different groups. This allowed us to examine the effect of various types of metabolic reactions of reduction-oxidation proceeding at different pH and temperatures under highly reduced conditions on aluminum and beryllium corrosion and effect of self-assembled hydrophobic monolayers.

  17. Field investigation of keyblock stability

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    Yow, J.L. Jr.

    1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Discontinuities in a rock mass can intersect an excavation surface to form discrete blocks (keyblocks) which can be unstable. This engineering problem is divided into two parts: block identification, and evaluation of block stability. One stable keyblock and thirteen fallen keyblocks were observed in field investigations at the Nevada Test Site. Nine blocks were measured in detail sufficient to allow back-analysis of their stability. Measurements included block geometry, and discontinuity roughness and compressive strength. Back-analysis correctly predicted stability or failure in all but two cases. These two exceptions involved situations that violated the stress assumptions of the stability calculations. Keyblock faces correlated well with known joint set orientations. The effect of tunnel orientation on keyblock frequency was apparent. Back-analysis of physical models successfully predicted block pullout force for two-dimensional models of unit thickness. Two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) analytic models for the stability of simple pyramidal keyblocks were examined. Calculated stability is greater for 3D analyses than for 2D analyses. Calculated keyblock stability increases with larger in situ stress magnitudes, larger lateral stress ratios, and larger shear strengths. Discontinuity stiffness controls block displacement more strongly than it does stability itself. Large keyblocks are less stable than small ones, and stability increases as blocks become more slender. Rock mass temperature decreases reduce the confining stress magnitudes and can lead to failure. The pattern of stresses affecting each block face explains conceptually the occurrence of pyramidal keyblocks that are truncated near their apex.

  18. Regression Based Investigation of Pumping Limits and Springflow Within the Edwards Aquifer

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Regression Based Investigation of Pumping Limits and Springflow Within the Edwards Aquifer K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A Model to Study the Effects of Pumping Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Investigation of the Effects of Pumping Allocations on Springflow

  19. Investigation of abnormal negative threshold voltage shift under positive bias stress in input/output n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors with TiN/HfO{sub 2} structure using fast I-V measurement

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    Ho, Szu-Han; Chen, Ching-En; Tseng, Tseung-Yuen [Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Chang, Ting-Chang, E-mail: tcchang@mail.phys.nsysu.edu.tw; Lu, Ying-Hsin; Tsai, Jyun-Yu; Liu, Kuan-Ju [Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Cheng, Osbert; Huang, Cheng-Tung; Lu, Ching-Sen [Device Department, United Microelectronics Corporation, Tainan Science Park, Taiwan (China)

    2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This letter investigates abnormal negative threshold voltage shifts under positive bias stress in input/output (I/O) TiN/HfO{sub 2} n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors using fast I-V measurement. This phenomenon is attributed to a reversible charge/discharge effect in pre-existing bulk traps. Moreover, in standard performance devices, threshold-voltage (V{sub t}) shifts positively during fast I-V double sweep measurement. However, in I/O devices, V{sub t} shifts negatively since electrons escape from bulk traps to metal gate rather than channel electrons injecting to bulk traps. Consequently, decreasing pre-existing bulk traps in I/O devices, which can be achieved by adopting Hf{sub x}Zr{sub 1?x}O{sub 2} as gate oxide, can reduce the charge/discharge effect.

  20. SURFACE SCIENCE INVESTIGATION OF CORROSION

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    Petta, Jason

    SURFACE SCIENCE INVESTIGATION OF CORROSION PROCESSES Danielle Haynes Professor Steve Bernasek August 3rd, 2009 #12;Outline Introduction Corrosion Processes AnalyticalTechnique (XPS) Motivation Methodology Preliminary Results Summary / FutureWork #12;Corrosion Process What is Corrosion? Degradation

  1. Investigating leaking underground storage tanks

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    Upton, David Thompson

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INVESTIGATING LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS A Thesis by DAVID THOMPSON UPTON 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 August 1989... Major Subject: Geology INVESTIGATING LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS A Thesis by DAVID THOMPSON UPTON Approved as to sty)e and content by: P. A, Domenico (Chair of Committee) jj K. W. Brown (Member) C. C Mathewson (Member) J. H. S ng Head...

  2. Investigations of Biomass Pretreatment and Submerged Fixed-bed Fermentation

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    Meysing, Daniel

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    To improve the MixAlco process and biomass pretreatment, five studies were conducted. Three studies related to fermentation, whereas the other two investigated the effectiveness of shock tube pretreatment (STP) coupled with oxidative lime...

  3. Hurricane Katrina Wind Investigation Report

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    Desjarlais, A. O.

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This investigation of roof damage caused by Hurricane Katrina is a joint effort of the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy (ORNL/DOE). The Wind Investigation Program (WIP) was initiated in 1996. Hurricane damage that met the criteria of a major windstorm event did not materialize until Hurricanes Charley and Ivan occurred in August 2004. Hurricane Katrina presented a third opportunity for a wind damage investigation in August 29, 2005. The major objectives of the WIP are as follows: (1) to investigate the field performance of roofing assemblies after major wind events; (2) to factually describe roofing assembly performance and modes of failure; and (3) to formally report results of the investigations and damage modes for substantial wind speeds The goal of the WIP is to perform unbiased, detailed investigations by credible personnel from the roofing industry, the insurance industry, and academia. Data from these investigations will, it is hoped, lead to overall improvement in roofing products, systems, roofing application, and durability and a reduction in losses, which may lead to lower overall costs to the public. This report documents the results of an extensive and well-planned investigative effort. The following program changes were implemented as a result of the lessons learned during the Hurricane Charley and Ivan investigations: (1) A logistics team was deployed to damage areas immediately following landfall; (2) Aerial surveillance--imperative to target wind damage areas--was conducted; (3) Investigation teams were in place within 8 days; (4) Teams collected more detailed data; and (5) Teams took improved photographs and completed more detailed photo logs. Participating associations reviewed the results and lessons learned from the previous investigations and many have taken the following actions: (1) Moved forward with recommendations for new installation procedures; (2) Updated and improved application guidelines and manuals from associations and manufacturers; (3) Launched certified product installer programs; and (4) Submitted building code changes to improve product installation. Estimated wind speeds at the damage locations came from simulated hurricane models prepared by Applied Research Associates of Raleigh, North Carolina. A dynamic hurricane wind field model was calibrated to actual wind speeds measured at 12 inland and offshore stations. The maximum estimated peak gust wind speeds in Katrina were in the 120-130 mph range. Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Grand Isle, Louisiana, and traveled almost due north across the city of New Orleans. Hurricane winds hammered the coastline from Houma, Louisiana, to Pensacola, Florida. The severe flooding problems in New Orleans made it almost impossible for the investigating teams to function inside the city. Thus the WIP investigations were all conducted in areas east of the city. The six teams covered the coastal areas from Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, on the west to Pascagoula, Mississippi, on the east. Six teams involving a total of 25 persons documented damage to both low slope and steep slope roofing systems. The teams collected specific information on each building examined, including type of structure (use or occupancy), wall construction, roof type, roof slope, building dimensions, roof deck, insulation, construction, and method of roof attachment. In addition, the teams noted terrain exposure and the estimated wind speeds at the building site from the Katrina wind speed map. With each team member assigned a specific duty, they described the damage in detail and illustrated important features with numerous color photos. Where possible, the points of damage initiation were identified and damage propagation described. Because the wind speeds in Katrina at landfall, where the investigations took place, were less than code-specified design speeds, one would expect roof damage to be minimal. One team speculated that damage to all roofs in the area they examined was les

  4. Probes for investigating the effect of magnetic field, field orientation, temperature and strain on the critical current density of anisotropic high-temperature superconducting tapes in a split-pair 15 T horizontal magnet

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    Sunwong, P.; Higgins, J. S.; Hampshire, D. P. [Superconductivity Group, Centre for Materials Physics, Department of Physics, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the designs of probes for making critical current density (J{sub c}) measurements on anisotropic high-temperature superconducting tapes as a function of field, field orientation, temperature and strain in our 40 mm bore, split-pair 15 T horizontal magnet. Emphasis is placed on the design of three components: the vapour-cooled current leads, the variable temperature enclosure, and the springboard-shaped bending beam sample holder. The vapour-cooled brass critical-current leads used superconducting tapes and in operation ran hot with a duty cycle (D) of ?0.2. This work provides formulae for optimising cryogenic consumption and calculating cryogenic boil-off, associated with current leads used to make J{sub c} measurements, made by uniformly ramping the current up to a maximum current (I{sub max}) and then reducing the current very quickly to zero. They include consideration of the effects of duty cycle, static helium boil-off from the magnet and Dewar (b{sup ?}), and the maximum safe temperature for the critical-current leads (T{sub max}). Our optimized critical-current leads have a boil-off that is about 30% less than leads optimized for magnet operation at the same maximum current. Numerical calculations show that the optimum cross-sectional area (A) for each current lead can be parameterized by LI{sub max}/A=[1.46D{sup ?0.18}L{sup 0.4}(T{sub max}?300){sup 0.25D{sup ?{sup 0{sup .{sup 0{sup 9}}}}}}+750(b{sup ?}/I{sub max})D{sup 10{sup ?{sup 3I{sub m}{sub a}{sub x}?2.87b{sup ?}}}}]× 10{sup 6}A m{sup ?1} where L is the current lead's length and the current lead is operated in liquid helium. An optimum A of 132 mm{sup 2} is obtained when I{sub max} = 1000 A, T{sub max} = 400 K, D = 0.2, b{sup ?} = 0.3 l?h{sup ?1} and L = 1.0 m. The optimized helium consumption was found to be 0.7 l?h{sup ?1}. When the static boil-off is small, optimized leads have a boil-off that can be roughly parameterized by: b/I{sub max?} ? (1.35 × 10{sup ?3})D{sup 0.41} l?h{sup ?1}?A{sup ?1}. A split-current-lead design is employed to minimize the rotation of the probes during the high current measurements in our high-field horizontal magnet. The variable-temperature system is based on the use of an inverted insulating cup that operates above 4.2 K in liquid helium and above 77.4 K in liquid nitrogen, with a stability of ±80 mK to ±150 mK. Uniaxial strains of ?1.4% to 1.0% can be applied to the sample, with a total uncertainty of better than ±0.02%, using a modified bending beam apparatus which includes a copper beryllium springboard-shaped sample holder.

  5. 100 Areas CERCLA ecological investigations

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    Landeen, D.S.; Sackschewsky, M.R.; Weiss, S.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports the results of the field terrestrial ecological investigations conducted by Westinghouse Hanford Company during fiscal years 1991 and 1992 at operable units 100-FR-3, 100-HR-3, 100-NR-2, 100-KR-4, and 100-BC-5. The tasks reported here are part of the Remedial Investigations conducted in support of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 studies for the 100 Areas. These ecological investigations provide (1) a description of the flora and fauna associated with the 100 Areas operable units, emphasizing potential pathways for contaminants and species that have been given special status under existing state and/or federal laws, and (2) an evaluation of existing concentrations of heavy metals and radionuclides in biota associated with the 100 Areas operable units.

  6. Corrosion Investigations at Maribo Sakskbing

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    Corrosion Investigations at Maribo Sakskøbing Combined Heat and Power Plant Part IV Melanie Biede Vattenfall A/S Søren Aakjær Jensen/Ole Hede Larsen DONG Energy April 2007. #12;2 CORROSION.................................................................................................. 16 3.1. Measured corrosion attack

  7. Status Report: Experimental investigation of

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Roberts University of Oxford, UK #12;2 Experiments: Investigation of the existing proton Be windows window The window can be accepted by the University. Will be shipped from Fermilab soon 1) to determine the exposed area by the dosimetry film. 2) SEM + EDX characterisation. 3) nano-indentation (nano

  8. Film cooling on a flat plate: investigating density

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    Grizzle, Joshua Peter Fletcher

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is an investigation of two specific effects on turbine blade film cooling. The effect of coolant to mainstream density ratio and upstream steps was studied. The studies were conducted on two flat plates with 4mm cylindrical film cooling...

  9. Experimental investigation of wind effect on solar panels.

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    Abiola-Ogedengbe, Ayodeji

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Photovoltaic Solar Panels for electricity generation are outdoor low-rise structures that are vulnerable to damage by the wind. The existing building codes do not contain… (more)

  10. Effect of cosolvent on protein stability: A theoretical investigation

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    Chalikian, Tigran V., E-mail: chalikan@phm.utoronto.ca [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, 144 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2 (Canada)

    2014-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We developed a statistical thermodynamic algorithm for analyzing solvent-induced folding/unfolding transitions of proteins. The energetics of protein transitions is governed by the interplay between the cavity formation contribution and the term reflecting direct solute-cosolvent interactions. The latter is viewed as an exchange reaction in which the binding of a cosolvent to a solute is accompanied by release of waters of hydration to the bulk. Our model clearly differentiates between the stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric interactions of solvent or co-solvent molecules with a solute. We analyzed the urea- and glycine betaine (GB)-induced conformational transitions of model proteins of varying size which are geometrically approximated by a sphere in their native state and a spherocylinder in their unfolded state. The free energy of cavity formation and its changes accompanying protein transitions were computed based on the concepts of scaled particle theory. The free energy of direct solute-cosolvent interactions were analyzed using empirical parameters previously determined for urea and GB interactions with low molecular weight model compounds. Our computations correctly capture the mode of action of urea and GB and yield realistic numbers for (??G°/?a{sub 3}){sub T,P} which are related to the m-values of protein denaturation. Urea is characterized by negative values of (??G°/?a{sub 3}){sub T,P} within the entire range of urea concentrations analyzed. At concentrations below ?1 M, GB exhibits positive values of (??G°/?a{sub 3}){sub T,P} which turn positive at higher GB concentrations. The balance between the thermodynamic contributions of cavity formation and direct solute-cosolvent interactions that, ultimately, defines the mode of cosolvent action is extremely subtle. A 20% increase or decrease in the equilibrium constant for solute-cosolvent binding may change the sign of (??G°/?a{sub 3}){sub T,P} thereby altering the mode of cosolvent action (stabilizing to destabilizing or vice versa)

  11. Investigation of the Effects of Fuels and Aftertreatment Devices...

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    DEER Conference San Diego, California Dave Smith - bp August 25 th - 29 th , 2002 2002 DEER Conference 2 *Miriam Lev-On, Chuck Le Tavec, Jim Uihlein, Ken Kimura, BP; *Teresa L....

  12. Investigation of the Effects of Fuels and Aftertreatment Devices...

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    Emission Profiles of Trucks and Buses 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: BP 2002deersmith.pdf More Documents & Publications Concentrations and Size Distributions of Particulate...

  13. Experimental Investigation of Effect of Injection Parameters, Compression

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeat PumpRecord ofESPCof EnergyHouse11 DOEExhaustEnergyDepartment of

  14. ARM MJO Investigation Experiment on

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc Documentation RUCProductstwrmrAre the Effects of Global Warming?

  15. (Structural investigation of curium bismuthide)

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    Haire, R.G.

    1990-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of the collaborative studies with EITU was to study curium bismuthide using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction to monitor its structure as a function of pressure. This objective was accomplished and the material was investigated up to 0.48 megabars of pressure. These studies were a continuation of established and productive collaborations between ORNL and EITU. The study of this curium compound is significant in that it is the first 5f-element bismuthide to be studied under pressure. Bismuth has the highest Z and the largest radius of the pnictogen group of elements (important for Hill Plot assessments) and has the greatest potential to form f-p type bonding with actinides under pressure. From a preliminary assessment of our experimental data it has been determined that two structural transitions occurred in the curium bismuthide sample as a result of the applied pressure.

  16. Numerical Investigation of Josephson Junction Structures

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    Hristov, I.; Dimova, S.; Boyadjiev, T. [Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University 5 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Multilayered long Josephson Junction Structures form an interesting physical system where both nonlinearity and interaction between subsystems play an important role. Such systems allow to study physical effects that do not occur in single Josephson junction.The Sakai-Bodin-Pedersen model--a system of perturbed sine-Gordon equations--is used to study the dynamic states of stacks of inductively coupled long Josephson Junctions (LJJs). The corresponding static problem is numerically investigated as well. In order to study the stability of possible static solutions a Sturm-Liouville problem is generated and solved.The transitions from static to dynamic state and the scenario of these transitions are analyzed depending on the model parameters. Different physical characteristics--current-voltage characteristics, individual instant voltages and internal magnetic fields, are calculated and interpreted.

  17. Investigation of HVDC inverter with series compensation on analogue simulator

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    Nyati, S.; Gueth, G. (ABB Power Systems, Baden (CH)); Mathur, R.M. (Western Ontario Univ., London, ON (Canada)); Koschik, V. (Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (CA))

    1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HVdc converters connected into weak ac systems require effective application of voltage control devices to ensure satisfactory voltage control and recovery following disturbances. Both an MOV arrangement and a series capacitor were found to be potentially very cost effective solutions in investigations using digital simulation. However, although the series capacitor performed well in controlling temporary overvoltage following HVdc load rejection, satisfactory recovery from faults was difficult to obtain. This paper presents a follow-up study which uses a state-of-the-art analogue simulator to further investigate the performance of the MOV and series capacitor arrangements, especially the fault recovery performance of the latter.

  18. Radiological Release Accident Investigation Report - Phase 1...

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    Radiological Release Accident Investigation Report - Phase 1 Radiation Report Radiological Release Accident Investigation Report - Phase 1 Radiation Report Phase 1 of this accident...

  19. The EMC effect in effective field theory

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    Detmold, William [Department of Physics, Box 351560, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States)

    2005-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Using effective field theory, we investigate nuclear modification of nucleon parton distributions (for example, the EMC effect). We show that the universality of the shape distortion in nuclear parton distributions (the factorisation of the Bjorken x and atomic number (A) dependence) is model independent and emerges naturally in effective field theory. We present simple fits to experimental data that incorporate this factorisation.

  20. Independent Oversight Investigation, Hanford Site- April 2004

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    Investigation of Worker Vapor Exposure and Occupational Medicine Program Allegations at the Hanford Site

  1. Employee Accident / Incident Investigation Report Employee Name _________________________________________________________________

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    Long, Nicholas

    Employee Accident / Incident Investigation Report Employee Name's Title _________________________________________________________________ Date and Time of Accident accident occurred

  2. Experimental Investigation of Microwave Vulnerabilities in CMOS Inverters

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    Anlage, Steven

    Experimental Investigation of Microwave Vulnerabilities in CMOS Inverters Agis A. Iliadis effects on single CMOS inverters, the fundamental building block of logic ICs, consisting of an NMOS and a PMOS transistor. The inverters were designed in our group and fabricated in the AMI-1.5µm MOSIS line

  3. Wood Pulp Digetster Wall Corrosion Investigation

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    Giles, GE

    2003-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The modeling of the flow in a wood pulp digester is but one component of the investigation of the corrosion of digesters. This report describes the development of a Near-Wall-Model (NWM) that is intended to couple with a CFD model that determines the flow, heat, and chemical species transport and reaction within the bulk flow of a digester. Lubrication theory approximations were chosen from which to develop a model that could determine the flow conditions within a thin layer near the vessel wall using information from the interior conditions provided by a CFD calculation of the complete digester. The other conditions will be determined by coupled solutions of the wood chip, heat, and chemical species transport and chemical reactions. The NWM was to couple with a digester performance code in an iterative fashion to provide more detailed information about the conditions within the NW region. Process Simulations, Ltd (PSL) is developing the digester performance code. This more detailed (and perhaps more accurate) information from the NWM was to provide an estimate of the conditions that could aggravate the corrosion at the wall. It is intended that this combined tool (NWM-PSL) could be used to understand conditions at/near the wall in order to develop methods to reduce the corrosion. However, development and testing of the NWM flow model took longer than anticipated and the other developments (energy and species transport, chemical reactions and linking with the PSL code) were not completed. The development and testing of the NWM are described in this report. In addition, the investigation of the potential effects of a clear layer (layer reduced in concentration of wood chips) near the wall is reported in Appendix D. The existence of a clear layer was found to enhance the flow near the wall.

  4. Investigating Commercial Cellulase Performances Toward Specific...

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    Commercial Cellulase Performances Toward Specific Biomass Recalcitrance Factors Using Reference Substrates. Investigating Commercial Cellulase Performances Toward Specific Biomass...

  5. Novel Coupled Thermochronometric and Geochemical Investigation...

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    Coupled Thermochronometric and Geochemical Investigation of Blind Geothermal Resources in Fault-Controlled Dilational Corners Novel Coupled Thermochronometric and Geochemical...

  6. Hydrogeologic investigations at the Nevada Test Site

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    Hawkins, W L [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)] [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Trudeau, D A [Geological Survey, Las Vegas, NV (United States)] [Geological Survey, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Drellack, S L [Raytheon Services Nevada, Inc., Mercury, NV (United States)] [Raytheon Services Nevada, Inc., Mercury, NV (United States)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nevada Test Site was established in 1950 as a continental area for testing nuclear devices and, since 1963, all nuclear detonations there have been underground. Most tests are conducted in vertical shafts with a small percentage conducted in tunnels. The majority of detonation points are above the water table, primarily in volcanic rocks or alluvium. In the testing areas the water table is 450--700 m below the surface. Pre- and post- event geologic investigations are conducted for each test location and long-term studies assess the impact of underground testing on a more regional scale. Studies in progress have not identified any impact on the regional ground water system from testing, but some local effects have been recognized. In some areas where several large tests have been conducted below the water table, water levels hundreds of meters above the regional water table have been measured and radioactivity has been discovered associated with fractures in a few holes. Flow-through and straddle packer testing has revealed unexpectedly high hydraulic pressures at depth. Recently, a multiple completion monitoring well installed to study three zones has confirmed the existence of a significant upward hydraulic gradient. These observations of local pressurization and fracture flow are being further explored to determine the influence of underground nuclear testing on the regional hydrogeologic system.

  7. Geophysical investigations of certain Montana geothermal areas

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    Wideman, C.J. (Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte); Dye, L.; Halvorson, J.; McRae, M.; Ruscetta, C.A.; Foley, D. (eds.)

    1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Selected hot springs areas of Montana have been investigated by a variety of geophysical techniques. Resistivity, gravity, seismic, and magnetic methods have been applied during investigations near the hot springs. Because the geology is extremely varied at the locations of the investigations, several geophysical techniques have usually been applied at each site.

  8. Studies of Bystander Effects in 3-D Tissue Systems Using a Low-LET Microbeam

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    Brenner, David J.

    2009-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    It is now accepted that biological effects may occur in cells that were not themselves traversed by ionizing radiation but are close to those that were. Little is known about the mechanism underlying such a bystander effect, although cell-to-cell communication is thought to be important. Previous work demonstrated a significant bystander effect for clonogenic survival and oncogenic transformation in C3H 10T(1/2) cells. Additional studies were undertaken to assess the importance of the degree of cell-to-cell contact at the time of irradiation on the magnitude of this bystander effect by varying the cell density. When 10% of cells were exposed to a range of 2-12 alpha particles, a significantly greater number of cells were inactivated when cells were irradiated at high density than at low density. In addition, the oncogenic transformation frequency was significantly higher in high-density cultures. These results suggest that when a cell is hit by radiation, the transmission of the bystander signal through cell-to-cell contact is an important mediator of the effect, implicating the involvement of intracellular communication through gap junctions. Additional studies to address the relationship between the bystander effect and the adaptive response were undertaken. A novel apparatus, where targeted and non-targeted cells were grown in close proximity, was used to investigate these. It was further examined whether a bystander effect or an adaptive response could be induced by a factor(s) present in the supernatants of cells exposed to a high or low dose of X-rays, respectively. When non-hit cells were co-cultured for 24 h with cells irradiated with 5 Gy alpha-particles, a significant increase in both cell killing and oncogenic transformation frequency was observed. If these cells were treated with 2 cGy X-rays 5 h before co-culture with irradiated cells, approximately 95% of the bystander effect was cancelled out. A 2.5-fold decrease in the oncogenic transformation frequency was also observed. When cells were cultured in medium donated from cells exposed to 5 Gy X-rays, a significant bystander effect was observed for clonogenic survival. When cells were cultured for 5 h with supernatant from donor cells exposed to 2 cGy and were then irradiated with 4 Gy X-rays, they failed to show an increase in survival compared with cells directly irradiated with 4 Gy. However, a twofold reduction in the oncogenic transformation frequency was seen. An adaptive dose of X-rays cancelled out the majority of the bystander effect produced by alpha-particles. For oncogenic transformation, but not cell survival, radioadaption can occur in unirradiated cells via a transmissible factor(s). A pilot study was undertaken to observe the bystander effect in a realistic multicellular three-dimensional morphology. We found bystander responses in a three-dimensional, normal human-tissue system. Endpoints were induction of micronucleated and apoptotic cells. A charged-particle microbeam was used, allowing irradiation of cells in defined locations in the tissue yet guaranteeing that no cells located more than a few micrometers away receive any radiation exposure. Unirradiated cells up to 1 mm distant from irradiated cells showed a significant enhancement in effect over background, with an average increase in effect of 1.7-fold for micronuclei and 2.8-fold for apoptosis. The surprisingly long range of bystander signals in human tissue suggests that bystander responses may be important in extrapolating radiation risk estimates from epidemiologically accessible doses down to very low doses where nonhit bystander cells will predominate. Finally, it would be of great benefit to develop a reproducible tissue system suitable for critical radiobiological assays. We have developed a reliable protocol to harvest cells from tissue samples and to investigate the damage induced on a single cell basis. In order to result in a valid tool for bystander experiments, the method focuses on processing and analyzing radiation damage in individual cells as a function of their rela

  9. Synchrotron Investigations of SOFC Cathode Degradation

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    Idzerda, Yves

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The atomic variations occurring in cathode/electrolyte interface regions of La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}Co{sub y}Fe{sub 1-y}O{sub 3-?} (LSCF) cathodes and other SOFC related materials have been investigated and characterized using soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and diffuse soft X-ray Resonant Scattering (XRS). X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in the soft X-ray region (soft XAS) is shown to be a sensitive technique to quantify the disruption that occurs and can be used to suggest a concrete mechanism for the degradation. For LSC, LSF, and LSCF films, a significant degradation mechanism is shown to be Sr out-diffusion. By using the XAS spectra of hexavalent Cr in SrCrO4 and trivalent Cr in Cr2O3, the driving factor for Sr segregation was identified to be the oxygen vacancy concentration at the anode and cathode side of of symmetric LSCF/GDC/LSCF heterostructures. This is direct evidence of vacancy induced cation diffusion and is shown to be a significant indicator of cathode/electrolyte interfacial degradation. X-ray absorption spectroscopy is used to identify the occupation of the A-sites and B-sites for LSC, LSF, and LSCF cathodes doped with other transition metals, including doping induced migration of Sr to the anti-site for Sr, a significant cathode degradation indicator. By using spatially resolved valence mapping of Co, a complete picture of the surface electrochemistry can be determined. This is especially important in identifying degradation phenomena where the degradation is spatially localized to the extremities of the electrochemistry and not the average. For samples that have electrochemical parameters that are measured to be spatially uniform, the Co valence modifications were correlated to the effects of current density, overpotential, and humidity.

  10. Department of Energy Opens Appliance Standards Investigation...

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    Energy announced today that it has opened an investigation to determine whether certain air conditioners and heat pump products manufactured by Air Con International comply with...

  11. Investigation of Mineral Transformations in Wet Supercritical...

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    Mineral Transformations in Wet Supercritical CO2 by Electron Microscopy. Investigation of Mineral Transformations in Wet Supercritical CO2 by Electron Microscopy. Abstract: The...

  12. Before the House Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight ...

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    and Investigations - Committee on Energy and Commerce Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement...

  13. DOE Accident Prevention and Investigation Program | Department...

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    tools utilized in the investigation of "accidents" can be valuable in looking at leading indicators associated with our safety program, to determine the embedded precursors to...

  14. Type B Accident Investigation, Subcontractor Employee Personal...

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    ignited the right leg of his 100% cotton anticontamination (anti-c) coveralls and the plastic bootie. Type B Accident Investigation, Subcontractor Employee Personal Protective...

  15. Investigations of Structure and Metabolism within Shewanella...

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    of Structure and Metabolism within Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms . Investigations of Structure and Metabolism within Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms . Abstract: Biofilms...

  16. Geothermal Energy Resource Investigations, Chocolate Mountains...

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    Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Geothermal Energy Resource Investigations, Chocolate Mountains Aerial Gunnery Range,...

  17. Integrated Geoscience Investigation and Geothermal Exploration...

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    Geoscience Investigation and Geothermal Exploration at Chena Hot Springs, Alaska Abstract This document represents the final report for Phase I of the Chena Hot Springs...

  18. A Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Hydrolytic Polymerization...

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    Hydrolytic Polymerization in a Metal-Hydroxide Gel. A Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Hydrolytic Polymerization in a Metal-Hydroxide Gel. Abstract: The early stages of the...

  19. Microfluidics for investigating single-cell biodynamics.

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    Cookson, Scott Warren

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Progress in synthetic biology requires the development of novel techniques for investigating long-term dynamics in single cells. Here, we demonstrate the utility of microfluidics for… (more)

  20. Argonne National Laboratory Investigates Premature Bearing Failures...

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    of this investigation were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Wear, titled "Material Wear and Fatigue in Wind Turbine Systems" and presented at the corresponding Wear...

  1. THE ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY METER IN FISHERY INVESTIGATIONS

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    THE ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY METER IN FISHERY INVESTIGATIONS I Marine Biological Laboratory! WOODS RESISTIVITY METER IN FISHERY INVESTIGATIONS By Robert E. Lennon Fishery Research Biologist Appalachian Sport) BiblioKiMpliy : p. ]!. 1. Electric meters. 2. Water--Analysis. 3. Electric fishing. I. Title. ( Series

  2. Wood biology We present investigations of wood

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    Cufar, Katarina

    Wood biology We present investigations of wood formation which started in 1999. Samples for investigations are taken from living trees. Processes of wood formation are affected by different factors like temperature and precipitation. #12;We use light microscopy to study cell wall formation in the wood. Double

  3. Postgraduate Medical Education Clinician Investigator Program (CIP)

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    1 Postgraduate Medical Education Clinician Investigator Program (CIP. DESCRIPTION OF CIP PROGRAM ..................................................................8 3.1 OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................................8 3.2 CIP TRAINING PATHWAYS (DISTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH TRAINING)...................................8

  4. Investigation of a regenerative damping concept

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    Fodor, Michael Glenn

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the efficiency of many physical systems is realized by the incorporation of regenerative devices, and all devices which dissipate power are candidates for investigation as regenerative systems. The viscous damper is a dissipative device which may be suitable...

  5. INVESTIGATION Coding Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

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    Bernatchez, Louis

    INVESTIGATION Coding Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Mapping and Quantitative Trait Loci QTL detection single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) reproduction Salvelinus fontinalis Linkages maps such as microsatellites and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Also, compared with previ- ous methods based

  6. Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations

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    Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations · Healthy and productive coastal Communities Fishing Industry & Coastal Infrastructure Marine Ecosystem Original Paradigm #12;We had Consumers & Coastal Communities Fishing Industry & Coastal Infrastructure Marine Ecosystem Control

  7. An Investigation of the Therac-25 Accidents

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    Yang, Junfeng

    commission investigation of the Three Mile Island incident). The Therac-25 accidents are the most serious of the Therac-25 prob- lems have been oversimplified, with misleading omissions. In an effort to remedy this, we

  8. Accident Investigation Report | Department of Energy

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    mine fire involving a salt haul truck occurred at DOE's WIPP near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Board began the investigation on February 10, 2014, and the report is now final...

  9. Radar investigation of the Hockley salt dome

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    Hluchanek, James Andrew

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : Geophysics RADAR INVESTIGATION OF THE HOCKLEY SALT DOME A Thesis by UAMES ANDREW HLUCHANEK A'pproved as to style and content by: (Head of Departme t ? Member) May 1. 973 ABSTRACT Radar investigation of the Hockley Salt Dome. . (Nay, 1973) James.... THE PROBLEM. Page A. Probing into Unknown Areas in Salt. . B. Equipment Used. II. BACKGROUND MATERIAL. A. Geology of the Hockley Area. . . B. Economic History of the Hockley Dome Area. . 6 1. Oil 2. Gypsum. 3. Salt C. Geophysical Surveys Over...

  10. A geologic investigation of Longhorn Cavern

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    Walters, Victoria Lynn

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATION OF LONGHORN CAVERN A Thesis by VICTORIA LYNN WALTERS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992... Major Subject: Geology A GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATION OF LONGHORN CAVERN A Thesis by VICTORIA LYNN WALTERS Approved as to style and content by: Christ pher C. Mathewson (Chair of Committee) Wy M Ah (Member) J. R. Giardino (Member) John H. Spang...

  11. Investigation of dielectric overlay microstrip circuits

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    Klein, James Louis

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICROSTRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major... Subject: Electrical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICRO STRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Approved as to style and content by: Kai Chang Robert D. Nevels (Member) Krzysztof A. Michalski (Member) Mark H. Weichold...

  12. RCRA Facility Investigation/Remedial Investigation Report for the Grace Road Site (631-22G)

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    Palmer, E.

    1998-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the activities and documents the results of a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Facility Investigation/Remedial Investigation conducted at Grace Road Site on the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina.

  13. An experimental investigation of turbine blade heat transfer and turbine blade trailing edge cooling

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    Choi, Jungho

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    studies have investigated the fluid flow and heat transfer behavior in high Reynolds number flows. Blair [7,8] investigated the effect of grid generated turbulence on flat plate heat transfer. He showed that turbulent heat transfer coefficient in flow... AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TURBINE BLADE HEAT TRANSFER AND TURBINE BLADE TRAILING EDGE COOLING A Dissertation by JUNGHO CHOI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  14. An Empirical Investigation of the Impacts of Sun-Related Glare

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    An Empirical Investigation of the Impacts of Sun-Related Glare on Traffic Flow Benjamin Auffray- investigated Most research studies crash-related factors Sun related glare not studiedSun-related glare not studied #12;Sun Glare Effect Physiological action Two aspects : disability and discomfort Heterogeneity

  15. Investigating Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Mask Defects

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFunInfrared LandResponses toInvestigating Extreme UltravioletInvestigating

  16. Theoretical and experimental investigation of heat pipe solar collector

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    Azad, E. [Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, 71 Forsat Avenue Ferdousi sq., Tehran (Iran)

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Heat pipe solar collector was designed and constructed at IROST and its performance was measured on an outdoor test facility. The thermal behavior of a gravity assisted heat pipe solar collector was investigated theoretically and experimentally. A theoretical model based on effectiveness-NTU method was developed for evaluating the thermal efficiency of the collector, the inlet, outlet water temperatures and heat pipe temperature. Optimum value of evaporator length to condenser length ratio is also determined. The modelling predictions were validated using experimental data and it shows that there is a good concurrence between measured and predicted results. (author)

  17. Investigation of single unit flashovers in HVDC insulator strings

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    Ishikawa, Kouichi; Kageyama, Hiroshi; Yamada, Yasuhiro [Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Osaka (Japan)] [Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Osaka (Japan); Matsuoka, Ryosuke; Ito, Susumu; Sakanishi, Kenji [NGK Insulators, Ltd., Nagoya (Japan)] [NGK Insulators, Ltd., Nagoya (Japan)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In HVDC transmission lines, a special phenomenon, so called single unit flashover, is observed under some special conditions. Only one or two insulator units repeat flashovers, not resulting in an overall flashover along the string. However, higher magnitudes of audible noise, radio and television interferences, may give a serious problem. Based on the investigation on {+-}500-kV full scale insulator strings, higher occurrence probability of single unit flashovers under cold-wet-switch-on conditions was clarified compared with normal continuous operating voltage conditions. Effectiveness of the newly proposed countermeasures to prevent single unit flashovers was demonstrated by experiments in laboratory and in field.

  18. Reflective Cracking Study: HVS Test Section Forensic Investigation

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    Jones, David; Steven, B.; Harvey, John T

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Study: HVS Test Section Forensic Investigation Authors: D.describes the results of the forensic investigation on thedata collected during this forensic investigation include: •

  19. ARM Madden-Julian Oscillation Investigation Experiment

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    Long, Chuck

    2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of the ARM Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) Investigation Experiment (AMIE) field campaign are contributing significantly to concurrent national and international research efforts addressing questions about how the MJO initiates and changes as it passes phenomenon differs in observations versus models.

  20. Hydraulic Geometry: Empirical Investigations and Theoretical Approaches

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    Eaton, Brett

    Hydraulic Geometry: Empirical Investigations and Theoretical Approaches B.C. Eatona, a Department of Geography, The University of British Columbia 1984 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2 Abstract Hydraulic. One approach to hydraulic geometry considers temporal changes at a single location due to variations

  1. INVESTIGATION Allele Identification for Transcriptome-Based

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    Rieseberg, Loren

    INVESTIGATION Allele Identification for Transcriptome-Based Population Genomics in the Invasive, and AllelePipe for clustering of loci and allele identification in assembled datasets with or without are now making bulk sequencing of the genome practical for allele discovery in nonmodel and outbred study

  2. RESEARCH ARTICLE Synchrotronbased microprobe investigation of

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    and carbonbearing feedstock materials for photovoltaic applications Sarah Bernardis1 *, Bonna K. Newman1 , Marisa Di, and oxidation state of impurities in raw feedstock materials used in the photovoltaic industry. Investigated Si. INTRODUCTION Impurities degrade siliconbased solar cell performance, reducing minority carrier diffusion length

  3. ARM Madden-Julian Oscillation Investigation Experiment

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    Long, Chuck

    2014-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of the ARM Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) Investigation Experiment (AMIE) field campaign are contributing significantly to concurrent national and international research efforts addressing questions about how the MJO initiates and changes as it passes phenomenon differs in observations versus models.

  4. CCIT Investigation of and Response to Violations

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    1 of 6 1.0 BACKGROUND As the operational administrator of the campus network and central academicCCIT Investigation of and Response to Violations Responsible Administrative Unit: CCIT Policy: Is the alleged activity interfering with normal operations of shared resources such as the campus network

  5. Investigation of electrons interaction in a superconductor

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    Iogann Tolbatov

    2009-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Investigating the interaction of electrons in a superconductor by means of a method of solitary waves of Korteweg - de Vries, we refute the claim of absence of "Cooper pairs" in a superconductor. We also indicate that the nondissipative transfer of energy in the superconductor is possible only with the help of a pair of electrons.

  6. INVESTIGATION Construction of Reference Chromosome-Scale

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    Douches, David S.

    INVESTIGATION Construction of Reference Chromosome-Scale Pseudomolecules for Potato: Integrating was genotyped with several types of molecular genetic markers to construct a new ~936 cM linkage map comprising and orientation within the pseudo- molecules are closely collinear with independently constructed high density

  7. 6, 1102511049, 2006 Investigation of how

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    are mainly seen in clusters with transport from Eu- rope and Russia in contrast to air following transport investigated on several stations in the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL) network. Harris (1992) concluded that changes in the methane record are linked to perturbations of the flow5 regime

  8. INVESTIGATION OF BULK POWER ERCOT (Texas)

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 D. The New Wholesale Market and the Move Toward Retail Choice . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13 1. The Short-Term Energy Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4INVESTIGATION OF BULK POWER MARKETS ERCOT (Texas) November 1, 2000 The analyses and conclusions

  9. A LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF STEAM ADSORPTION

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    Stanford University

    A LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF STEAM ADSORPTION IN GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR ROCKS OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY, if any, liquid. Yet to satisfy material bal- ance constraints, another phase besides steam must be present. If steam adsorption occurring in significant amounts is not accounted for, the reserves

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

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    Johnson, Chris

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

  11. Conflict of Interest Review CRADA Principal Investigator's Certification

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    Baker, Chris I.

    Conflict of Interest Review CRADA Principal Investigator's Certification CRADA Principal Investigator: ______________________________ IC: ___________________________ CRADA ID Number: _________________ Collaborating Organization: ________________________________________________ CRADA Title

  12. Field investigation of potential contamination by bitumen-coated piles

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    Yeung, A.T.; Viswanathan, R.; Briaud, J.L. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)] [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coating piles with bitumen down to their neutral points to debond them from embedding soil is a feasible method to minimize the adverse effects of negative skin friction. Bitumen is a petroleum product composed of numerous extremely complex organic compounds including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that have been identified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as toxic and carcinogenic materials. To investigate the engineering behavior of bitumen-coated piles under extreme weather conditions, full-scale field tests were performed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Instrumented piles were installed at these sites from 1989 to 1990. This paper presents the results of geoenvironmental field investigations performed at these sites to determine the spatial distribution of target PAHs in the subsurface after the piles had been installed for 2--3{1/2} yr. The findings of the investigation indicate that the subsurface contamination, if there is any, caused by the installation of bitumen-coated piles is well within acceptable limits.

  13. Experimental investigation of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability.

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    Weber, Christopher R. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI)

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (RMI) is experimentally investigated using several different initial conditions and with a range of diagnostics. First, a broadband initial condition is created using a shear layer between helium+acetone and argon. The post-shocked turbulent mixing is investigated using planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF). The signature of turbulent mixing is present in the appearance of an inertial range in the mole fraction energy spectrum and the isotropy of the late-time dissipation structures. The distribution of the mole fraction values does not appear to transition to a homogeneous mixture, and it is possible that this effect may be slow to develop for the RMI. Second, the influence of the RMI on the kinetic energy spectrum is investigated using particle image velocimetry (PIV). The influence of the perturbation is visible relatively far from the interface when compared to the energy spectrum of an initially flat interface. Closer to the perturbation, an increase in the energy spectrum with time is observed and is possibly due to a cascade of energy from the large length scales of the perturbation. Finally, the single mode perturbation growth rate is measured after reshock using a new high speed imaging technique. This technique produced highly time-resolved interface position measurements. Simultaneous measurements at the spike and bubble location are used to compute a perturbation growth rate history. The growth rates from several experiments are compared to a new reshock growth rate model.

  14. Planning a site investigation using analogous groups

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    Pak, P.M. [USDOE Richland Operations Office, WA (United States); Galgoul, M.J.; Wittreich, C.D. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A limited field investigation (LFI) has been designed for the 200-UP-2 Operable Unit within the 200 Areas of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site in Washington state using the concept of analogous groups. The LFI is part of a RCRA facility investigation (RFI) corrective measures study (CMS) being conducted in this operable unit. The concept emphasizes that characterization activities can be reduced by identifying select sites (analogous sites) for characterization that represents a group of sites (analogous groups). This concept is particularly applicable to operable units that contain several waste management units that are similar in design, disposal history, and geology. Application of this concept reduced the number of waste management units initially undergoing characterization by more than two-thirds. The work plan is presently in the approval cycle with the field characterization phase expected to begin August 1993.

  15. An analytical investigation of the sideslip maneuver

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    Alvis, John Mark

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 1970 ABSTBACT An Analytical Investigation of the Sideslip Maneuver. (Augu. t 1970) John Mark Alvis, 8 . S . , Texas A&M College Directed by: Professor Alfred g. Crcnk An analytical study of a-high wing, single engine aircraft in a sideslip... maneuver is presented to determine the crosswind land- ing capabilities of light, single engine aircraft. Por the purpose of this study it is assumed that all aircraft of the same type studied have similar crosswind capabilities. A method is shown...

  16. Investigations of nonsurgical embryo recovery in swine

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    Altenhof, Russell Lynn

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Major Subject. : Animal Science INVESTIGATIONS OF NONSURGICAL EMBRYO RECOVERY IN SWINE A Thesis by RUSSELL LYNN ALTENHOF Approved as to style and content by: D C. K ae er (Co-Chairman of Committee) T. D. Tanksle , Jr. (Co-Chairman of Committee... and Krall, 1977). Recent evidence indicates that beta adrenegic agonists stimulate cANP- + + dependent phosphorylation and Na /K transport that + + in turn stimulated Na /Ca exchange at the plasma membrane or in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (Scheid et al...

  17. Clean slate corrective action investigation plan

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    NONE

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Slate sites discussed in this report are situated in the central portion of the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), north of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) on the northwest portion of the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) which is approximately 390 kilometers (km) (240 miles [mi]) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. These sites were the locations for three of the four Operation Roller Coaster experiments. These experiments evaluated the dispersal of plutonium in the environment from the chemical explosion of a plutonium-bearing device. Although it was not a nuclear explosion, Operation Roller Coaster created some surface contamination which is now the subject of a corrective action strategy being implemented by the Nevada Environmental Restoration Project (NV ERP) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Corrective Action Investigation (CAI) activities will be conducted at three of the Operation Roller Coaster sites. These are Clean Slate 1 (CS-1), Clean Slate 2 (CS-2), and Clean Slate 3 (CS-3) sites, which are located on the TTR. The document that provides or references all of the specific information relative to the various investigative processes is called the Corrective Action Investigation Plan (CAIP). This CAIP has been prepared for the DOE Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV) by IT Corporation (IT).

  18. New program investigates health and water link

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Story by Kathy Wythe tx H2O | pg. 24 New program investigates public health and water link Thousands of cases of waterborne and water-related diseases worldwide are related to drinking water. A new program in the Texas A&M Health Science... Center?s School of Rural Public Health is working to understand this link between diseases and water and educate the public about this connection. The Program in Public Health and Water Research was established in October 2008 within the rural...

  19. SRP Baseline Hydrogeologic Investigation, Phase 3

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    Bledsoe, H.W.

    1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The SRP Baseline Hydrogeologic Investigation was implemented for the purpose of updating and improving the knowledge and understanding of the hydrogeologic systems underlying the SRP site. Phase III, which is discussed in this report, includes the drilling of 7 deep coreholes (sites P-24 through P-30) and the installation of 53 observation wells ranging in depth from approximately 50 ft to more than 970 ft below the ground surface. In addition to the collection of geologic cores for lithologic and stratigraphic study, samples were also collected for the determination of physical characteristics of the sediments and for the identification of microorganisms.

  20. Investigating Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Mask Defects

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickrinformation for and ApplicationNuclearLeao BrunoInvestigating Extreme

  1. Investigating Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Mask Defects

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  2. Investigating Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Mask Defects

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFunInfrared LandResponses toInvestigating Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Mask

  3. Investigating Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Mask Defects

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  4. Investigating Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Mask Defects

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  5. The Science Teacher56 Students investigate

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    Lee Jr., Richard E.

    by reflecting solar radiation back to space. As air temperatures increase and sea ice melts, open water converts). Third, ice acts as a giant cap on the ocean, limiting evaporation. As sea ice declines, cloud populations Adélie penguin populations F I G U R E 2 Melting sea ice amplifies the effects of atmospheric

  6. Investigation of Trace Uranium in Biological Matrices

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    Miller, James Christopher

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    complex. As a result, the data varies in its breadth and quality due to the variety of sources.[41-44] Additional studies have been undertaken to understand the effects of using depleted uranium munitions in war and the accompanying exposures.[45...

  7. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Main Body

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    US DOE /NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  8. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Appendix C

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    US DOE /NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  9. Salmon Site Remediation Investigation Report, Appendix A

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    US DOE /Nevada Operations Office

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  10. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Appendix D

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    US DOE /NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  11. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Exhibit 5

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    USDOE /NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  12. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Exhibit 4

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    USDOE /NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  13. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Exhibit 3

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    USDOE /NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  14. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Exhibit 2

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    USDOE NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  15. Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report, Exhibit 1

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    USDOE /NV

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Salmon Site Remedial Investigation Report provides the results of activities initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine if contamination at the Salmon Site poses a current or future risk to human health and the environment. These results were used to develop and evaluate a range of risk-based remedial alternatives. Located in Lamar County, Mississippi, the Salmon Site was used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the DOE) between 1964 and 1970 for two nuclear and two gas explosions conducted deep underground in a salt dome. The testing resulted in the release of radionuclides into the salt dome. During reentry drilling and other site activities, liquid and solid wastes containing radioactivity were generated resulting in surface soil and groundwater contamination. Most of the waste and contaminated soil and water were disposed of in 1993 during site restoration either in the cavities left by the tests or in an injection well. Other radioactive wastes were transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Nonradioactive wastes were disposed of in pits at the site and capped with clean soil and graded. The preliminary investigation showed residual contamination in the Surface Ground Zero mud pits below the water table. Remedial investigations results concluded the contaminant concentrations detected present no significant risk to existing and/or future land users, if surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions are maintained. Recent sampling results determined no significant contamination in the surface or shallow subsurface. The test cavity resulting from the experiments is contaminated and cannot be economically remediated with existing technologies. The ecological sampling did not detect biological uptake of contaminants in the plants or animals sampled. Based on the current use of the Salmon Site, the following remedial actions were identified to protect both human health and the environment: (1) the installation of a water supply system that will provide potable water to the site and residence in the proximity to the site; (2) continued maintenance of surface institutional controls and subsurface restrictions; and (3) continue to implement the long-term hydrologic monitoring program. The Salmon Site will be relinquished the State of Mississippi as mandated by Public Law 104-201-September 23, 1996, to be used as a demonstration forest/wildlife refuge. Should the land use change in the future and/or monitoring information indicates a change in the site conditions, the DOE will reassess the risk impacts to human health and the environment.

  16. Health and safety plan for the Remedial Investigation and Site Investigation of Waste Area Grouping 2 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Environmental Restoration Program

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    Cofer, G.H.; Holt, V.L.; Roupe, G.W.

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This health and safety plan (HASP) was developed by the members of the Measurement Applications and Development Group of the Health Science Research Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This plan was prepared to ensure that health and safety related items for the Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2 Remedial Investigation (RI)/Feasibility Study and Site Investigation projects conform with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (April 18, 1992). The RI Plan calls for the characterization, monitoring, risk assessment, and identification of remedial needs and alternatives that have been structured and staged with short-term and long-term objectives. In early FY 1992, the WAG 2 RI was integrated with the ORNL Environmental Restoration (ER) Site Investigations program in order to achieve the complimentary objectives of the projects more effectively by providing an integrated basis of support. The combined effort was named the WAG 2 Remedial Investigation and Site Investigations Program (WAG 2 RI&SI). The Site Investigation activities are a series of monitoring efforts and directed investigations that support other ER activities by providing information about (1) watershed hydrogeology; (2) contaminants, pathways, and fluxes for groundwater at ORNL; (3) shallow subsurface areas that can act as secondary sources of contaminants; and (4) biological populations and contaminants in biota, in addition to other support and coordination activities.

  17. EPR Investigation of Irradiated Curry Powder

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    Duliu, O. G.; Ali, S. I. [University of Bucharest, Department of Atomic and Nuclear Physics, P.O. Box MG-11, 077125 Bucharest (Romania); Georgescu, R. [National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering-Horia Hulubei, P.O. Box MG-6, 077125 Bucharest (Romania)

    2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma-ray irradiated curry powder, a well priced oriental spice was investigated in order to establish the ability of EPR to detect the presence and time stability of free irradiation free-radicals. Accordingly, curry powder aliquots were irradiated with gradually increasing absorbed doses up to 11.3 kGy. The EPR spectra of all irradiated samples show the presence of al last two different species of free radicals, whose concentration increased monotonously with the absorbed doses. A 100 deg. C isothermal annealing of irradiated samples has shown a differential reduction of amplitude of various components of the initial spectra, but even after 3.6 h of thermal treatment, the remaining amplitude represents no less then 30% of the initial ones. The same peculiarities have been noticed after more than one year storage at room temperature, all of them being very useful in establishing the existence of any previous irradiation treatment.

  18. MAGIC: Marine ARM GPCI Investigation of Clouds

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    Lewis, ER; Wiscombe, WJ; Albrecht, BA; Bland, GL; Flagg, CN; Klein, SA; Kollias, P; Mace, G; Reynolds, RM; Schwartz, SE; Siebesma, AP; Teixeira, J; Wood, R; Zhang, M

    2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The second Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF2) will be deployed aboard the Horizon Lines cargo container ship merchant vessel (M/V) Spirit for MAGIC, the Marine ARM GPCI1 Investigation of Clouds. The Spirit will traverse the route between Los Angeles, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii, from October 2012 through September 2013 (except for a few months in the middle of this time period when the ship will be in dry dock). During this field campaign, AMF2 will observe and characterize the properties of clouds and precipitation, aerosols, and atmospheric radiation; standard meteorological and oceanographic variables; and atmospheric structure. There will also be two intensive observational periods (IOPs), one in January 2013 and one in July 2013, during which more detailed measurements of the atmospheric structure will be made.

  19. Actual energy implementations and basic investigations

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    Nockemann, C.; Wuestenberg, H. [BAM, Berlin (Germany). Federal Inst. of Materials Research and Testing

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The actual implementations in guaranteeing the reliability of NDE systems applied in service inspections in nuclear power plants will be presented. The difference between the American PDI (Performance Demonstration Initiative) which is based on blind trials and the European ENIQ (European Network for Inspection Qualification) approach which is based on a mixed procedure of physical modeling, experience data and test experiments will be discussed. The ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristic) has been adapted from the signal detection theory to NDE problems at BAM to be used for basic investigations and for the validation of new exceptional NDE systems where modeling and reference to standards is not yet possible. Examples of application will be shown and critical discussed especially concerning the influence of the grading unit raster.

  20. POLAR Investigation of the Sun - POLARIS

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    T. Appourchaux; P. Liewer; M. Watt; D. Alexander; V. Andretta; F. Auchere; P. D'Arrigo; J. Ayon; T. Corbard; S. Fineschi; W. Finsterle; L. Floyd; G. Garbe; L. Gizon; D. Hassler; L. Harra; A. Kosovichev; J. Leibacher; M. Leipold; N. Murphy; M. Maksimovic; V. Martinez-Pillet; B. S. A. Matthews; R. Mewaldt; D. Moses; J. Newmark; S. Regnier; W. Schmutz; D. Socker; D. Spadaro; M. Stuttard; C. Trosseille; R. Ulrich; M. Velli; A. Vourlidas; C. R. Wimmer-Schweingruber; T. Zurbuchen

    2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The POLAR Investigation of the Sun (POLARIS) mission uses a combination of a gravity assist and solar sail propulsion to place a spacecraft in a 0.48 AU circular orbit around the Sun with an inclination of 75 degrees with respect to solar equator. This challenging orbit is made possible by the challenging development of solar sail propulsion. This first extended view of the high-latitude regions of the Sun will enable crucial observations not possible from the ecliptic viewpoint or from Solar Orbiter. While Solar Orbiter would give the first glimpse of the high latitude magnetic field and flows to probe the solar dynamo, it does not have sufficient viewing of the polar regions to achieve POLARIS' primary objective : determining the relation between the magnetism and dynamics of the Sun's polar regions and the solar cycle.

  1. Statistical investigations on nitrogen-vacancy center creation

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    Antonov, D., E-mail: d.antonov@physik.uni-stuttgart.de; Häußermann, T.; Aird, A.; Wrachtrup, J. [3. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [3. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Roth, J.; Trebin, H.-R. [Institut für Theoretische und Angewandte Physik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [Institut für Theoretische und Angewandte Physik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Müller, C.; McGuinness, L.; Jelezko, F. [Institut für Quantenoptik, Universität Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm (Germany)] [Institut für Quantenoptik, Universität Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm (Germany); Yamamoto, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Takasaki, Gunma 370-1292 (Japan)] [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Takasaki, Gunma 370-1292 (Japan); Isoya, J. [Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba, 1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8550 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba, 1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8550 (Japan); Pezzagna, S.; Meijer, J. [Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Linnéstrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig (Germany)] [Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Linnéstrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig (Germany)

    2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum information technologies require networks of interacting defect bits. Color centers, especially the nitrogen vacancy (NV{sup ?}) center in diamond, represent one promising avenue, toward the realisation of such devices. The most successful technique for creating NV{sup ?} in diamond is ion implantation followed by annealing. Previous experiments have shown that shallow nitrogen implantation (<10?keV) results in NV{sup ?} centers with a yield of 0.01%–0.1%. We investigate the influence of channeling effects during shallow implantation and statistical diffusion of vacancies using molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques. Energy barriers for the diffusion process were calculated using density functional theory. Our simulations show that 25% of the implanted nitrogens form a NV center, which is in good agreement with our experimental findings.

  2. Numerical investigation of recirculation in the UTSI MHD combustor

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    Schulz, R.J.; Lee, J.J.; Giel, T.V. Jr.

    1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical studies were carried out to investigate the gross structure of flow in cylindrical combustors. The combustor configurations studied are variations of a working design used at the University of Tennessee Space Institute to burn pulverized coal at temperatures in excess of 3000K for generation of a plasma feeding a magnetohydrodynamic channel. The numerical studies were conducted for an isothermal fluid; the main objective of the calculations was to study the effect of the oxidant injection pattern on the gross structure of recirculating flows within the combustor. The calculations illustrate the basic features of the flow in combustors of this type and suggest implications for the injection of coal and oxidizer in this type of combustor.

  3. Investigation of breached depleted UF{sub 6} cylinders

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    DeVan, J.H. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In June 1990, during a three-site inspection of cylinders being used for long-term storage of solid depleted UF{sub 6}, two 14-ton cylinders at Portsmouth, Ohio, were discovered with holes in the barrel section of the cylinders. An investigation team was immediately formed to determine the cause of the failures and their impact on future storage procedures and to recommend corrective actions. Subsequent investigation showed that the failures most probably resulted from mechanical damage that occurred at the time that the cylinders had been placed in the storage yard. In both cylinders evidence pointed to the impact of a lifting lug of an adjacent cylinder near the front stiffening ring, where deflection of the cylinder could occur only by tearing the cylinder. The impacts appear to have punctured the cylinders and thereby set up corrosion processes that greatly extended the openings in the wall and obliterated the original crack. Fortunately, the reaction products formed by this process were relatively protective and prevented any large-scale loss of uranium. The main factors that precipitated the failures were inadequate spacing between cylinders and deviations in the orientations of lifting lugs from their intended horizontal position. After reviewing the causes and effects of the failures, the team`s principal recommendation for remedial action concerned improved cylinder handling and inspection procedures. Design modifications and supplementary mechanical tests were also recommended to improve the cylinder containment integrity during the stacking operation.

  4. Investigation of Pygmy Dipole Resonances in the Tin Region

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    N. Tsoneva; H. Lenske

    2008-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The evolution of the low-energy electromagnetic dipole response with the neutron excess is investigated along the Sn isotopic chain within an approach incorporating Hartree-Fock-Bogoljubov (HFB) and multi-phonon Quasiparticle-Phonon-Model (QPM) theory. General aspects of the relationship of nuclear skins and dipole sum rules are discussed. Neutron and proton transition densities serve to identify the Pygmy Dipole Resonance (PDR) as a generic mode of excitation. The PDR is distinct from the GDR by its own characteristic pattern given by a mixture of isoscalar and isovector components. Results for the $^{100}$Sn-$^{132}$Sn isotopes and the several N=82 isotones are presented. In the heavy Sn-isotopes the PDR excitations are closely related to the thickness of the neutron skin. Approaching $^{100}$Sn a gradual change from a neutron to a proton skin is found and the character of the PDR is changed correspondingly. A delicate balance between Coulomb and strong interaction effects is found. The fragmentation of the PDR strength in $^{124}$Sn is investigated by multi-phonon calculations. Recent measurements of the dipole response in $^{130,132}$Sn are well reproduced.

  5. Experimental investigation of the thermal conductivity of porous adsorbents. Master's thesis

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    Secary, J.J.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermal conductivities of Praseodymium-Cerium-Oxide (PCO) and Saran Carbon have been experimentally investigated using a steady-state heat transfer technique. The investigated substances are used as adsorbents in adsorption compressors being developed for spaceborne refrigeration applications. The objectives of the investigation were to determine the thermal conductivities and establish their temperature dependency. Data were collected for the PCO over a temperature range of 300 C to 600 C, and O (zero) C to 200 C for the Saran Carbon. The thermal conductivities were found to have a strong temperature dependency. In particular, the results for the PCO showed a temperature dependency indicative of some thermal radiation effects.

  6. Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Investigations...

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    Investigations and Oversight Committee on Science and Technology U.S. House of Representatives Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight...

  7. Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Investigations...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Investigations and Oversight Committee on Science, Space, and Technology U.S. House of Representatives Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight...

  8. Before the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight...

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    Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Committee on Science, Space and Technology Before the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Committee on Science, Space...

  9. Department of Energy Opens Investigation into Alleged Lighting...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Opens Appliance Standards Investigation for Certain Air Con International Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps DOE Closes Investigation into Alleged Lighting Efficiency Violations...

  10. LM Conducts Groundwater and Soil Investigation at Riverton, Wyoming...

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    Investigation at Riverton, Wyoming, in Response to 2010 Flood LM Conducts Groundwater and Soil Investigation at Riverton, Wyoming, in Response to 2010 Flood What does this project...

  11. Micromodel Investigations of CO2 Exsolution from Carbonated Water...

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    Micromodel Investigations of CO2 Exsolution from Carbonated Water in Sedimentary Rocks. Micromodel Investigations of CO2 Exsolution from Carbonated Water in Sedimentary Rocks....

  12. Type A Accident Investigation of the June 21, 2001, Drilling...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    A Accident Investigation of the June 21, 2001, Drilling Rig Operator Injury at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, August 2001 Type A Accident Investigation of the June 21,...

  13. INVESTIGATIONS IN GRANITE AT STRIPA, SWEDEN FOR NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE

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    Witherspoon, P.A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    8801 INVESTIGATIONS IN GRANITE AT STRIPA, SWEDEN FOR NUCLEARIS UNLIMITED INVESTIGATIONS IN GRANITE AT STRIPA, SWEDEN FORUNLIMITED One of tnese is granite and the Lawrence Berkeley

  14. Spectroscopic Investigations of the Fouling Process on Nafion...

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    Investigations of the Fouling Process on Nafion Membranes in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. Spectroscopic Investigations of the Fouling Process on Nafion Membranes in Vanadium...

  15. Thermodynamic Investigations of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition...

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    Thermodynamic Investigations of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition Metal Oxides Thermodynamic Investigations of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition Metal Oxides 2013 DOE...

  16. Isolation, folding and structural investigations of the amino...

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    folding and structural investigations of the amino acid transporter OEP16. Isolation, folding and structural investigations of the amino acid transporter OEP16. Abstract: Membrane...

  17. PACCAR CRADA: Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling in...

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    PACCAR CRADA: Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling in a Half-Heated Circular Tube PACCAR CRADA: Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling in a Half-Heated Circular...

  18. CRADA with PACCAR Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling...

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    PACCAR Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling in a Half-Heated Circular Tube CRADA with PACCAR Experimental Investigation in Coolant Boiling in a Half-Heated Circular Tube...

  19. A Solution NMR Investigation into the Early Events of Amelogenin...

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    Solution NMR Investigation into the Early Events of Amelogenin Nanosphere Self-Assembly Initiated with Sodium Chloride or A Solution NMR Investigation into the Early Events of...

  20. A solution NMR investigation into the impaired self-assembly...

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    solution NMR investigation into the impaired self-assembly properties of two murine amelogenins containing the point mutations A solution NMR investigation into the impaired...

  1. John C. Layton: Before The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation...

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    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations U.S. House of Representatives October 23, 1997 Before The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations U.S. House of Representatives...

  2. Web Based Course: SAF-230DE, Accident Investigation Overview...

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    Web Based Course: SAF-230DE, Accident Investigation Overview Promotional Video Web Based Course: SAF-230DE, Accident Investigation Overview Promotional Video September 20, 2013 -...

  3. Type B Accident Investigation At Washington Closure Hanford,...

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    Investigation At Washington Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury on July 1, 2009, At The 336 Building, Hanford Site, Washington Type B Accident Investigation At Washington...

  4. Comparative Investigation of Benzene Steam Reforming over Spinel...

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    Investigation of Benzene Steam Reforming over Spinel Supported Rh and Ir Catalysts. Comparative Investigation of Benzene Steam Reforming over Spinel Supported Rh and Ir Catalysts....

  5. Accident Investigation of the June 1, 2013, Stairway Fall Resulting...

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    Accident Investigation of the June 1, 2013, Stairway Fall Resulting in a Federal Employee Fatality at DOE Headquarters Germantown, Maryland Accident Investigation of the June 1,...

  6. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the September 7...

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    Accident Investigation Board Report on the September 7, 2001, Burn Accident at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Building 9210 Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the...

  7. Type B Accident Investigation of the Subcontractor Employee Injuries...

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    Type B Accident Investigation of the Subcontractor Employee Injuries from a November 15, 2000, Fall Accident at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation of...

  8. Investigation of Iron Aluminide Weld Overlays

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    Banovic, S.W.; DuPont, J.B.; Levin, B.F.; Marder, A.R.

    1999-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional fossil fired boilers have been retrofitted with low NO(sub)x burners in order for the power plants to comply with new clean air regulations. Due to the operating characteristics of these burners, boiler tube sulfidation corrosion typically has been enhanced resulting in premature tube failure. To protect the existing panels from accelerated attack, weld overlay coatings are typically being applied. By depositing an alloy that offers better corrosion resistance than the underlying tube material, the wastage rates can be reduced. While Ni-based and stainless steel compositions are presently providing protection, they are expensive and susceptible to failure via corrosion-fatigue due to microsegregation upon solidification. Another material system presently under consideration for use as a coating in the oxidation/sulfidation environments is iron-aluminum. These alloys are relatively inexpensive, exhibit little microsegregation, and show excellent corrosion resistance. However, their use is limited due to weldability issues and their lack of corrosion characterization in simulated low NO(sub)x gas compositions. Therefore a program was initiated in 1996 to evaluate the use of iron-aluminum weld overlay coatings for erosion/corrosion protection of boiler tubes in fossil fired boilers with low NO(sub)x burners. Investigated properties included weldability, corrosion behavior, erosion resistance, and erosion-corrosion performance.

  9. Investigating Dark Energy with Black Hole Binaries

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    Laura Mersini-Houghton; Adam Kelleher

    2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The accelerated expansion of the universe is ascribed to the existence of dark energy. Black holes accretion of dark energy induces a mass change proportional to the energy density and pressure of the background dark energy fluid. The time scale during which the mass of black holes changes considerably is too long relative to the age of the universe, thus beyond detection possibilities. We propose to take advantage of the modified black hole masses for exploring the equation of state $w[z]$ of dark energy, by investigating the evolution of supermassive black hole binaries on a dark energy background. Deriving the signatures of dark energy accretion on the evolution of binaries, we find that dark energy imprints on the emitted gravitational radiation and on the changes in the orbital radius of the binary can be within detection limits for certain supermassive black hole binaries. In this talk I describe how binaries can provide a useful tool in obtaining complementary information on the nature of dark energy, based on the work done with A.Kelleher.

  10. Formation of a memristor matrix based on titanium oxide and investigation by probe-nanotechnology methods

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    Avilov, V. I.; Ageev, O. A.; Kolomiitsev, A. S.; Konoplev, B. G., E-mail: kbg@sfedu.ru; Smirnov, V. A.; Tsukanova, O. G. [Southern Federal University, Institute of Nanotechnologies, Electronics, and Electronic Equipment Engineering (Russian Federation)

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The results of investigation of a memristor-matrix model on the basis of titanium-oxide nanoscale structures (ONSs) fabricated by methods of focused ion beams and atomic-force microscopy (AFM) are presented. The effect of the intensity of interaction between the AFM probe and the sample surface on the memristor effect in the titanium ONS is shown. The memristor effect in the titanium ONS is investigated by an AFM in the mode of spreading-resistance map. The possibility of the recording and erasure of information in the submicron cells is shown on the basis of using the memristor effect in the titanium ONS, which is most promising for developing the technological processes of the formation of resistive operation memory cells.

  11. RCRA Facility Investigation/Remedial Investigation Report with the Baseline Risk Assessment for the 716-A Motor Shops Seepage Basin

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    Palmer, E.

    1997-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the RCRA Facility Investigation/Remedial Investigation/Baseline Risk Assessment of the 716-A Motor Shops Seepage Basin.

  12. Investigation of Thin Cirrus Cloud Optical and Microphysical Properties on the Basis of Satellite Observations and Fast Radiative Transfer Models

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    Wang, Chenxi

    2013-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation focuses on the global investigation of optically thin cirrus cloud optical thickness (tau) and microphysical properties, such as, effective particle size (D_(eff)) and ice crystal habits (shapes), based on the global satellite...

  13. Geophysical investigation, Salmon Site, Lamar County, Mississippi

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    NONE

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Geophysical surveys were conducted in 1992 and 1993 on 21 sites at the Salmon Site (SS) located in Lamar County, Mississippi. The studies are part of the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) being conducted by IT Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). During the 1960s, two nuclear devices and two chemical tests were detonated 826 meters (in) (2710 feet [ft]) below the ground surface in the salt dome underlying the SS. These tests were part of the Vela Uniform Program conducted to improve the United States capability to detect, identify, and locate underground nuclear detonations. The RI/FS is being conducted to determine if any contamination is migrating from the underground shot cavity in the salt dome and if there is any residual contamination in the near surface mud and debris disposal pits used during the testing activities. The objective of the surface geophysical surveys was to locate buried debris, disposal pits, and abandoned mud pits that may be present at the site. This information will then be used to identify the locations for test pits, cone penetrometer tests, and drill hole/monitor well installation. The disposal pits were used during the operation of the test site in the 1960s. Vertical magnetic gradient (magnetic gradient), electromagnetic (EM) conductivity, and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) surveys were used to accomplish these objectives. A description of the equipment used and a theoretical discussion of the geophysical methods are presented Appendix A. Because of the large number of figures relative to the number of pages of text, the geophysical grid-location maps, the contour maps of the magnetic-gradient data, the contour maps of the EM conductivity data, and the GPR traverse location maps are located in Appendix B, Tabs I through 22. In addition, selected GPR records are located in Appendix C.

  14. EFFECTS OF DDT AND OTHER INSECTICIDES

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    EFFECTS OF DDT AND OTHER INSECTICIDES ON FISH AND WILDLIFE SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATIONS DURING 1947 f;#12;EFFECTS OF DDT AND OTHER INSECTICIDES ON FISH AND WILDLIFE SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATIONS DURING 1947 L W00D to be distributed widely over the lands and waters of the United States. DDT is the best known, but several others

  15. School of Science and Technology Investigation of laser processing of thin films for potential plasmonic devices

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    Evans, Paul

    , digital storage media, computer chips, and sensors. At NTU we have developed a laser processing technique-263). The PhD programme will utilise this technique to investigate the effect of materials properties vs laser enquiries about the studentship, please contact Dr Demosthenes Koutsogeorgis ­ demosthenes.koutsogeorgis@ntu

  16. Wave-current Interaction and Its Impact on Contaminant Transport Primary Investigator: Meng Xia

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    Wave-current Interaction and Its Impact on Contaminant Transport Primary Investigator: Meng Xia Co Overview This project is designed to develop a three-dimensional coupled Wave-current model that can simulate and predict wave effects on the structure of currents, water level fluctuations, sediments

  17. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Experimental Investigations on DDT Enhancements by

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Experimental Investigations on DDT, to study the effectiveness of Shchelkin spiral parameters on the deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT blockage-ratio were able to achieve successful and sustained DDT in the shorter length configuration

  18. RANS-based Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Investigations of the Common Research Model Wing

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    Papalambros, Panos

    RANS-based Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Investigations of the Common Research Model Wing Zhoujie of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI The aerodynamic shape optimization of transonic wings requires Reynolds, and viscous effects. While there has been some research dedicated to RANS-based aerodynamic shape optimiza

  19. Gas investigation for laser drilling Matthieu Schneidera), Laurent Berthe, Rmy Fabbro, Maryse Muller, and Mariette Nivard

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Gas investigation for laser drilling Matthieu Schneidera), Laurent Berthe, RĂ©my Fabbro, Maryse L'HĂ´pital 75013 Paris, France This article deals with the gas effect on percussion laser drilling and facilitates the deposition of metallic liquid around the front surface holes. Key words: laser drilling

  20. Investigation of a U-Shaped Fuel Cell Flow Channel with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)

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    Victoria, University of

    Investigation of a U-Shaped Fuel Cell Flow Channel with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV phenomena that occur within serpentine reactant transport channels of fuel cells. Achieving effective mixing within these channels is crucial for the proper operation of the fuel cell and proper understanding

  1. OVPR 2013 UAHuntsville Individual Investigator Distinguished Research (IIRD) Awardees Name Department/Center Title

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    Alabama in Huntsville, University of

    for Energy Harvesting and Sensing Hsu, Liwu Marketing IIDR/Firm Value and Risk in Franchised Channels Le Roux, Jakobus CSPAR IIDR/ Investigating the Basic Physics of High Energy Ion Related Space Weather Radiation Hazards Li, Gang CSPAR IIDR/Flux Tubes in the Solar Wind and their Effects on the Solar Wind MHD

  2. Investigating citizens' preferences for recycling Residual Organic Products in agriculture: a choice experiment approach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in France (excluding agriculture waste) [1], the recycling of urban organic waste is a strong environmentalInvestigating citizens' preferences for recycling Residual Organic Products in agriculture or mineral fertilizers. The paper addresses in particular 3 environmental effects: the organic waste

  3. Development of the NRC`s Human Performance Investigation Process (HPIP). Volume 2, Investigators`s Manual

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    Paradies, M.; Unger, L. [System Improvements, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Haas, P.; Terranova, M. [Concord Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The three volumes of this report detail a standard investigation process for use by US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) personnel when investigating human performance related events at nuclear power plants. The process, called the Human Performance Investigation Process (HPIP), was developed to meet the special needs of NRC personnel, especially NRC resident and regional inspectors. HPIP is a systematic investigation process combining current procedures and field practices, expert experience, NRC human performance research, and applicable investigation techniques. The process is easy to learn and helps NRC personnel perform better field investigations of the root causes of human performance problems. The human performance data gathered through such investigations provides a better understanding of the human performance issues that cause event at nuclear power plants. This document, Volume II, is a field manual for use by investigators when performing event investigations. Volume II includes the HPIP Procedure, the HPIP Modules, and Appendices that provide extensive documentation of each investigation technique.

  4. Investigating a model of optimised AGN feedback

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    Edward C. D. Pope

    2011-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Feedback heating from AGN in massive galaxies and galaxy clusters can be thought of as a naturally occurring control system which plays a significant role in regulating both star formation rates and the X-ray luminosity of the surrounding hot gas. In the simplest case, negative feedback can be viewed as a system response that is `optimised' to minimise deviations from equilibrium, such that the system rapidly evolves towards a steady state. However, a general solution of this form appears to be incompatible with radio observations which indicate intermittent AGN outbursts. Here, we explore an energetically favourable scenario in which feedback is required to both balance X-ray gas cooling, and minimise the sum of the energy radiated by the gas and the energy injected by the AGN. This specification is equivalent to ensuring that AGN heating balances the X-ray gas cooling with minimum black hole growth. It is shown that minimum energy heating occurs in discrete events, and not at a continuous, constant level. Furthermore, systems with stronger feedback experience proportionally more powerful heating events, but correspondingly smaller duty cycles. Interpreting observations from this perspective would imply that stronger feedback occurs in less massive objects - elliptical galaxies, rather than galaxy clusters. One direct consequence of this effect would be that AGN heating events are sufficiently powerful to expel hot gas from the gravitational potential of a galaxy, but not a galaxy cluster, which is consistent with theoretical explanations for the steepening of the L_X-T relation at temperatures below 1-2 keV.

  5. Guide to good practices for notifications and investigation of abnormal events

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    Not Available

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Notifications, Chapter VII, and Investigation of Abnormal Events, Chapter VI, of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, ``Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.`` The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing programs for notifications and investigation of abnormal events. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. ``Notifications`` and ``Investigation of Abnormal Events`` are elements of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for a coordinated notifications program and a consistent method for investigating abnormal events to promote safe and efficient operations.

  6. Guide to good practices for notifications and investigation of abnormal events

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    NONE

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Notifications, Chapter VII, and Investigation of Abnormal Events, Chapter VI, of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing programs for notifications and investigation of abnormal events. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Notifications and Investigation of Abnormal Events are elements of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for a coordinated notifications program and a consistent method for investigating abnormal events to promote safe and efficient operations.

  7. Investigations into High Temperature Components and Packaging

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    Marlino, L.D.; Seiber, L.E.; Scudiere, M.B.; M.S. Chinthavali, M.S.; McCluskey, F.P.

    2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to document the work that was performed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in support of the development of high temperature power electronics and components with monies remaining from the Semikron High Temperature Inverter Project managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). High temperature electronic components are needed to allow inverters to operate in more extreme operating conditions as required in advanced traction drive applications. The trend to try to eliminate secondary cooling loops and utilize the internal combustion (IC) cooling system, which operates with approximately 105 C water/ethylene glycol coolant at the output of the radiator, is necessary to further reduce vehicle costs and weight. The activity documented in this report includes development and testing of high temperature components, activities in support of high temperature testing, an assessment of several component packaging methods, and how elevated operating temperatures would impact their reliability. This report is organized with testing of new high temperature capacitors in Section 2 and testing of new 150 C junction temperature trench insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBTs) in Section 3. Section 4 addresses some operational OPAL-GT information, which was necessary for developing module level tests. Section 5 summarizes calibration of equipment needed for the high temperature testing. Section 6 details some additional work that was funded on silicon carbide (SiC) device testing for high temperature use, and Section 7 is the complete text of a report funded from this effort summarizing packaging methods and their reliability issues for use in high temperature power electronics. Components were tested to evaluate the performance characteristics of the component at different operating temperatures. The temperature of the component is determined by the ambient temperature (i.e., temperature surrounding the device) plus the temperature increase inside the device due the internal heat that is generated due to conduction and switching losses. Capacitors and high current switches that are reliable and meet performance specifications over an increased temperature range are necessary to realize electronics needed for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), fuel cell (FC) and plug-in HEVs (PHEVs). In addition to individual component level testing, it is necessary to evaluate and perform long term module level testing to ascertain the effects of high temperature operation on power electronics.

  8. Universality of the EMC Effect

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    Jiunn-Wei Chen; William Detmold

    2005-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Using effective field theory, we investigate nuclear modification of nucleon parton distributions (for example, the EMC effect). We show that the universality of the shape distortion in nuclear parton distributions (the factorisation of the Bjorken x and atomic number (A) dependence) is model independent and emerges naturally in effective field theory. We then extend our analysis to study the analogous nuclear modifications in isospin and spin dependent parton distributions and generalised parton distributions.

  9. Investigation of vessel exterior air cooling for a HLMC reactor

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    Sienicki, J. J.; Spencer, B. W.

    2000-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The Secure Transportable Autonomous Reactor (STAR) concept under development at Argonne National Laboratory provides a small (300 MWt) reactor module for steam supply that incorporates design features to attain proliferation resistance, heightened passive safety, and improved cost competitiveness through extreme simplification. Examples are the achievement of 100%+ natural circulation heat removal from the low power density/low pressure drop ultra-long lifetime core and utilization of lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) coolant enabling elimination of main coolant pumps as well as the need for an intermediate heat transport circuit. It is required to provide a passive means of removing decay heat and effecting reactor cooldown in the event that the normal steam generator heat sink, including its normal shutdown heat removal mode, is postulated to be unavailable. In the present approach, denoted as the Reactor Exterior Cooling System (RECS), passive decay heat removal is provided by cooling the outside of the containment/guard vessel with air. RECS is similar to the Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System (RVACS) incorporated into the PRISM design. However, to enhance the heat removal, RECS incorporates fins on the containment vessel exterior to enhance heat transfer to air as well as removable steel venetian conductors that provide a conduction heat transfer path across the reactor vessel-containment vessel gap to enhance heat transfer between the vessels. The objective of the present work is to investigate the effectiveness of air cooling in removing heat from the vessel and limiting the coolant temperature increase following a sudden complete loss of the steam generator heat sink.

  10. Investigation of vessel exterior air cooling for an HLMC reactor

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    Sienicki, J.J.; Spencer, B.W.

    2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The secure transportable autonomous reactor (STAR) concept under development at Argonne National Laboratory provides a small [300-MW(thermal)] reactor module for steam supply that incorporates design features to attain proliferation resistance, heightened passive safety, and improved cost competitiveness through extreme simplification. Examples are the achievement of 100% + natural-circulation heat removal from the low-power-density/low-pressure-drop ultralong lifetime core and utilization of lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) coolant enabling elimination of main coolant pumps as well as the need for an intermediate heat transport circuit. It is required to provide a passive means of removing decay heat and effecting reactor cooldown in the event that the normal steam generator heat sink, including its normal shutdown heat removal mode, is postulated to be unavailable. In the present approach, denoted as the reactor exterior cooling system (RECS), passive decay heat removal is provided by cooling the outside of the containment/guard vessel with air. RECS is similar to the reactor vessel auxiliary cooling system (RVACS) incorporated into the PRISM design. However, to enhance the heat removal, RECS incorporates fins on the containment vessel exterior to enhance heat transfer to air as well as removable steel venetian conductors that provide a conduction heat transfer path across the reactor vessel-containment vessel gap to enhance heat transfer between the vessels. The objective of the present work is to investigate the effectiveness of air cooling in removing heat from the vessel and limiting the coolant temperature increase following a sudden complete loss of the steam generator heat sink.

  11. Laboratory investigation of crushed salt consolidation and fracture healing

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    Not Available

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A laboratory test program was conducted to investigate the consolidation behavior of crushed salt and fracture healing in natural and artificial salt. Crushed salt is proposed for use as backfill in a nuclear waste repository in salt. Artificial block salt is proposed for use in sealing a repository. Four consolidation tests were conducted in a hydrostatic pressure vessel at a maximum pressure of 2500 psi (17.2 MPa) and at room temperature. Three 1-month tests were conducted on salt obtained from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and one 2-month test was conducted on salt from Avery Island. Permeability was obtained using argon and either a steady-state or transient method. Initial porosities ranged from 0.26 to 0.36 and initial permeabilities from 2000 to 50,000 md. Final porosities and permeabilities ranged from 0.05 to 0.19 and from <10/sup -5/ md to 110 md, respectively. The lowest final porosity (0.05) and permeability (<10/sup -5/ md) were obtained in a 1-month test in which 2.3% moisture was added to the salt at the beginning of the test. The consolidation rate was much more rapid than in any of the dry salt tests. The fracture healing program included 20 permeability tests conducted on fractured and unfractured samples. The tests were conducted in a Hoek cell at hydrostatic pressures up to 3000 psi (20.6 MPa) with durations up to 8 days. For the natural rock salt tested, permeability was strongly dependent on confining pressure and time. The effect of confining pressure was much weaker in the artificial salt. In most cases the combined effects of time and pressure were to reduce the permeability of fractured samples to the same order of magnitude (or less) as the permeability measured prior to fracturing.

  12. Type B Accident Investigation, Response to the 24 Command Wildland...

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    Type B Accident Investigation, Response to the 24 Command Wildland Fire on the Hanford Site, June 27-July 1, 2000 Type B Accident Investigation, Response to the 24 Command Wildland...

  13. Investigation of a Fatal Fire in a Moving Vehicle 

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    Alvares, Norman; Staggs, Kirk; Rein, Guillermo

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper summarizes the essentials of an investigation conducted by the authors to test conflicting scenarios regarding the cause and origin of an accidental fire. Fire investigators proposed that an underbody fuel-leak ...

  14. A numerical investigation of collisionality and turbulent transport

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    Lindsey, Martin L., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation of collisionality's role in turbulent transport in magnetized plasma using the GS2 gyrokinetic simulation software is presented. The investigation consists of three parts, conducted by way of numerical ...

  15. Microfluidic Systems for Investigating Bacterial Chemotaxis and Colonization

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    Englert, Derek Lynn

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this work was to develop and utilize microfluidic models for investigating bacterial chemotaxis and biofilm formation - phenotypes that play key roles in bacterial infections. Classical methods for investigating chemotaxis...

  16. Level 1 Accident Investigation Report of August 17, 2004, Fatal...

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    Investigation Report of August 17, 2004, Fatal Aircraft Accident on the Grand Coulee-Bell No.6, 500 kV Line Level 1 Accident Investigation Report of August 17, 2004, Fatal Aircraft...

  17. Sandia aids FBI in investigation of anthrax letters

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    Paul Kotula and Joe Michael

    2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Paul Kotula and Joe Michael of Sandia National Laboratories discuss their work in the FBI anthrax letters investigation.

  18. Sandia aids FBI in investigation of anthrax letters

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    Paul Kotula and Joe Michael

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Paul Kotula and Joe Michael of Sandia National Laboratories discuss their work in the FBI anthrax letters investigation.

  19. Hydrological and geochemical investigations of selenium behavior at Kesterson Reservoir

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    Benson, S.M.; Tokunaga, T.K.; Zawislanski, P.; Yee, A.W.; Daggett, J.S.; Oldfather, J.M.; Tsao, L.; Johannis, P.W.

    1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From 1985 to the present we have studied the behavior of selenium in various habitats and environments at Kesterson reservoir, shifting emphasis as remedial actions altered the physical setting. Investigations have evaluated the efficacy of several remedial alternatives, from innovative techniques relying on the complex geochemical behavior of selenium alternatives, from innovative techniques relying on the complex geochemical behavior of selenium in aquatic environments to conventional excavation schemes. Results of these studies supported two cost-effective remedial measures; drain water deliveries were terminated in 1986 and, in 1988, 1 million cubic yards of soil were imported and used to fill the low lying areas of the former Kesterson Reservoir. To date, these two actions appear to have eliminated the aquatic habitat that caused waterfowl death and deformity at Kesterson from the early 1980's to 1987. Biological, surface water and groundwater monitoring data collected by the USBR indicate that Kesterson is now a much safer environment than in past years when drainage water containing 300{mu}g/l of selenium was delivered to the Reservoir. The continued presence of a large inventory of selenium within the upper portions of unfilled areas of Kesterson Reservoir and immediately below the fill material requires that a continued awareness of the status of this inventory be maintained and improved upon. 83 refs., 130 figs., 19 tabs.

  20. Investigations of low-temperature neutron embrittlement of ferritic steels

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    Farrell, K.; Mahmood, S.T.; Stoller, R.E.; Mansur, L.K.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Investigations were made into reasons for accelerated embrittlement of surveillance specimens of ferritic steels irradiated at 50C at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) pressure vessel. Major suspects for the precocious embrittlement were a highly thermalized neutron spectrum,a low displacement rate, and the impurities boron and copper. None of these were found guilty. A dosimetry measurement shows that the spectrum at a major surveillance site is not thermalized. A new model of matrix hardening due to point defect clusters indicates little effect of displacement rate at low irradiation temperature. Boron levels are measured at 1 wt ppM or less, inadequate for embrittlement. Copper at 0.3 wt % and nickel at 0.7 wt % are shown to promote radiation strengthening in iron binary alloys irradiated at 50 to 60C, but no dependence on copper and nickel was found in steels with 0.05 to 0.22% Cu and 0.07 to 3.3% Ni. It is argued that copper impurity is not responsible for the accelerated embrittlement of the HFIR surveillance specimens. The dosimetry experiment has revealed the possibility that the fast fluence for the surveillance specimens may be underestimated because the stainless steel monitors in the surveillance packages do not record an unexpected component of neutrons in the spectrum at energies just below their measurement thresholds of 2 to 3 MeV.

  1. Water quality investigation of Kingston Fossil Plant dry ash stacking

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    Bohac, C.E.

    1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Changing to a dry ash disposal systems at Kingston Fossil Plant (KFP) raises several water quality issues. The first is that removing the fly ash from the ash pond could alter the characteristics of the ash pond discharge to the river. The second concerns proper disposal of the runoff and possibly leachate from the dry ash stack. The third is that dry ash stacking might change the potential for groundwater contamination at the KFP. This report addresses each of these issues. The effects on the ash pond and its discharge are described first. The report is intended to provide reference material to TVA staff in preparation of environmental review documents for new ash disposal areas at Kingston. Although the investigation was directed toward analysis of dry stacking, considerations for other disposal options are also discussed. This report was reviewed in draft form under the title Assessment of Kingston Fossil Plant Dry Ash Stacking on the Ash Pond and Groundwater Quality.'' 11 refs., 3 figs., 18 tabs.

  2. McMaster University Clinician Investigator Program (CIP)

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    McMaster University Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) Overview of opportunities and training goals Clive Kearon, CIP Program Director #12;Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) · Training geared for any clinical career (university or non-university based) #12;Clinician Investigator Program (CIP

  3. Final report for the network authentication investigation and pilot.

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    Eldridge, John M.; Dautenhahn, Nathan; Miller, Marc M.; Wiener, Dallas J; Witzke, Edward L.

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New network based authentication mechanisms are beginning to be implemented in industry. This project investigated different authentication technologies to see if and how Sandia might benefit from them. It also investigated how these mechanisms can integrate with the Sandia Two-Factor Authentication Project. The results of these investigations and a network authentication path forward strategy are documented in this report.

  4. A numerical investigation of high-rate gas flow for gravel-packed completions

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    Forrest, James Kenyon

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SCIENCE December 1983 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering A NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF HIGH-RATE GAS FLOW FOR GRAVEL-PACKED COMPLETIONS A Thesis by JAMES KENYON FORREST Approved as to style and content by: C. . WU ( Chairman of Coamittee) R... used a radius of 30rw. In order to investigate this, several runs were made with various model radii. Three runs were made to determine the effect of radial discretization and model radius on the simulation results. One run used a radius of 30r...

  5. An investigation of effects of flow conditioning on straight tube Coriolis meter

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    Shukla, Shashank

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Coriolis meter, despite being very accurate in single phase conditions, fails to accurately measure two-phase flows. It poses a complex fluid-structure interaction problem in case of two-phase operation; there is a scarcity of theoretical models...

  6. Investigating the Effect of Festival Visitors' Emotional Experiences on Satisfaction, Psychological Commitment, and Loyalty

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    Lee, Ji Yeon

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    an economic stimulus along with social and cultural benefits to these small communities, but also played a role in increasing the tourism appeal to nonlocal visitors. Considering the significance of a rural community festival to its hosting local residents...

  7. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    G. , An overview of biomass pyrolysis, Energy Sources, 2002,Spliethoff, H. , Biomass pyrolysis/gasification for productreactor for the study of biomass pyrolysis chemistry at high

  8. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of first and second generation biofuels: A comprehensiveutilization of second generation biofuels is that lack of18]. Therefore, second generation biofuels from nonfood

  9. An experimental investigation into the effects of fluid composition on certain geothermometry methods

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    Pope, Leslie Anne

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at the lower temperatures, and 5) thermal waters do not mix with shallower, cooler ground water. Silica geothermometer The dissolved silica content of geothermal water is used in geothermometry because silica is present in most geologic settings... that the time required to attain equilibrium was 100 hours at 200 C and from four to sixteen hours at 0 360 C. Work at lower temperatures (25 C, 60 -100 C) was done by van Lier, de Bruyn, and Overbeek (1960) using finely ground quartz particles...

  10. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CO 2 gasification reactivity of biomass char, Biotechnologyand economic feasibility of biomass gasification for powerLi, X.T. , et al. , Biomass gasification in a circulating

  11. A preliminary investigation of the effects of environmentally assisted cracking on natural gas transmission pipelines

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    Curbo, Jason Wayne

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    are suggested and explored. Ultimately, the test data set was too small for the results to be of any directly applicable significance. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author would like to acknowledge that all environmental scanning electron...

  12. Investigation of the Effect of Continuously Variable Transmissions on Ground Robot Powertrain Efficiency

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    Brennan, Sean

    is limited by the batteries used to power them [1]. Improving battery storage capabilities and carrying extra

  13. Do Photovoltaic Energy Systems Effect Residential Selling Prices? Results from a California Statewide Investigation.

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    Hoen, Ben; Cappers, Pete; Wiser, Ryan; Thayer, Mark

    2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    An increasing number of homes in the U.S. have sold with photovoltaic (PV) energy systems installed at the time of sale, yet relatively little research exists that provides estimates of the marginal impacts of those PV systems on home sale prices. This research analyzes a large dataset of California homes that sold from 2000 through mid-2009 with PV installed. We find strong evidence that homes with PV systems sold for a premium over comparable homes without PV systems during this time frame. Estimates for this premium expressed in dollars per watt of installed PV range, from roughly $4 to $6.4/watt across the full dataset, to approximately $2.3/watt for new homes, to more than $6/watt for existing homes. A number of ideas for further research are suggested.

  14. Investigation of moisture effects on interfacial properties of an epoxy matrix composite by dynamic mechanical analysis

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    Wang, Jo-Yu

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the Arrhenius equation (30) where Ea is an apparent activation energy of a polymeric relaxation process. From equation 30, the apparent activation energy&t for viscoelastic relaxation can be calculated formally as d Inar Ea=R 1 d (T) T2 =2. 303RCt Cg.... One epoxide group is located at each end of the main carbon chain. Each epoxide group can readily form two ether linkages by reacting with a polarized hydrogen, such as the primary or the secondary hydrogen of an amine group or the hydrogen of a...

  15. Do Photovoltaic Energy Systems Effect Residential Selling Prices? Results from a California Statewide Investigation.

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    Hoen, Ben

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DO PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEMS AFFECT RESIDENTIAL SELLINGopportunity employer. DO PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEMS AFFECTin the U.S. have sold with photovoltaic (PV) energy systems

  16. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    chars, Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, 1989, 128.treatment, Industrial &Engineering Chemistry Research, 1997,Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 1998, 37, 4617-

  17. Investigating the effects of instruction on problem representation, domain knowledge, and problem solving in physics

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    Schulze, Sharon Kay

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    representation (cars, boats, bicycles, people, etc. ), they may come to engage in more abstract thought about problem situations. By focusing on abstract properties of familiar situations, students can devote more cognitive resources to solution and less... of the description of how objects move (Giancoli, 1985). Minimal Ch'ag ramr A sketch of a problem situation that only includes cues for the physical features; used to focus on the physical feature denoted and its abstract properties while reducing reliance...

  18. investigate the effects of cloud composition, such as ice particle shape and orientation, on

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    , on the Earth's energy balance, · understand the properties and impact of aerosols in the atmosphere. Scientists), and radiometer instruments to characterise the atmosphere by making detailed measurements of precipitation, cloud on this antenna and provides high resolution, long range measurements of all types of precipitation such as rain

  19. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gupta, A.K. , Hydrogen and syngas production from sewageProduction of hydrogen-rich syngas from steam gasificationgrasses - Gasification - Syngas - Animal manure - Direct

  20. Investigation of a xenia effect for yield caused by the waxy gene in grain sorghum

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    Kuhlman, Leslie Charles

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the genotype of the resulting hybrid, but also immediately influences the phenotype of the resulting seed. Sterile hybrids under different pollination types, and different genotypes of fertile hybrids, both resulted in hybrids that produced different ratios...

  1. Effect Size Matters: Empirical Investigations to Help Researchers Make Informed Decisions on Commonly Used Statistical Techniques

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    Skidmore, Susana Troncoso

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    2) in one-way between subjects univariate ANOVA. There were 360 simulation conditions (5 population Cohen's d values, 4 group proportion ratios, 3 shape conditions, 3 variance conditions, and 2 total sample size conditions) for each of three group...

  2. Biometrics , 123 Spatial variable selection methods for investigating acute health effects of fine

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    Reich, Brian J.

    . Major sources include combustion of fossil fuels and biomass, dust from industrial, construction emitted directly into the air (primary pollution) or formed by chemical interactions of gases and primary pollutant par- ticles in the air (secondary pollution). Ambient levels of this complex mixture are currently

  3. An investigation of the effects of magnetic fields up to 16 kilogauss on spontaneous neural activity

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    Lovorn, Floyd Thomas

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the preamplifier, the outside electrode being grounded. Output from the preamplifier was taken from the ground and neg- ative terminals. t. ~t:: d v, ill, . 1:. 4' . sf 1: pl:. l/ebcor 'Regent Coronet magnetic tope recorder was?sed o record data, 'I'he a...

  4. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Yi, W. , Li, B. , Flash pyrolysis of agricultural residuesalthough fast or flash pyrolysis technologies can achieve a

  5. Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Initial Conditions on Rayleigh-Taylor Instability

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    Kuchibhatla, Sarat Chandra

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    efficiency _______________ This thesis follows the style of Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2 of the ICF, which could be employed as a standard process of power generation in the future. Inertial confinement fusion at the Lawrence Livermore National...+?2) Shown in Figure 1 is a 2D schematic of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) scale ignition double shell using HYDRA simulation. A pie-shaped cross section of the area of 3 interest is depicted, certain duration after pellet is impinged upon...

  6. Investigating the pore-water chemistry effects on the volume change behaviour of Boom clay

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    as that for the site water: 5.037 g/L for core Ess83 and 5.578 g/L for core Ess96. Mechanical loading was then carried not induce significant volume change. For Ess83, hydro-mechanical behaviour was found to be slightly-mechanical behaviour of Ess96. This can be attributed to the higher smectite content in Ess83 than in Ess96. Keywords

  7. Investigating the Effect of Freeway Congestion Thresholds on Decision-making Inputs

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    Qu, Tongbin

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    . The rankings of congestion measures for freeway segments hold steady across the congestion thresholds ranging from 60 mph to 30 mph and across the congestion measures. From an investment point of view, the congestion threshold speed used is not a concern...

  8. Investigation of the Functional Effects of Two Novel Ampakines in the CNS 

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    Jordan, Graeme R

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ionotropic glutamate AMPA ((R,S)-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid) receptor mediates the majority of excitatory transmission in the CNS. AMPA receptors play a crucial role in both basal neurotransmission ...

  9. Investigating the effect of empathy on word order in audience design 

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    Marcar, Genevieve

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exploration into the field of empathy has indicated its association with helpful behaviour. In doing so it has brought to attention the possibility that empathy may be associated with the practice of audience design (i.e. ...

  10. Working memory performance and children's mathematical ability : investigating the effects of cognitive load on complex span 

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    Cant, Valerie

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mathematically able and less-able children performed a series of complex working memory tasks, in which attention was regularly switched between the tasks’ processing and storage components. Complex span was measured ...

  11. Investigating the effect of cognitive load on working memory tasks in children with arithmetical difficulties 

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    Boon, Joanna

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study of working memory spans, children with low arithmetical ability were compared to an age-matched control group with normal arithmetical ability in their performance on dual-task procedures. Literacy skills ...

  12. Literacy, linguistics and compositionality: Investigating the effects of cultural systems on learning and language 

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    Brown, Jessica Erin

    2008-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent linguistic research has shown that cultural processes operating over an extended timescale may be responsible for many aspects of syntax. Other evidence from artificial language learning studies indicates a strong ...

  13. An investigation into the effectiveness of sub-syllable acoustics in automatic intonation analysis. 

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    Dusterhoff, Kurt E

    This paper presents a series of experiments which test the use of sub-syllable acoustic data in the automatic detection of Tilt [Tayng] intonation events. A set of speaker-dependent HMMs is used to detect accents, ...

  14. Investigation of long-term cyclic loading effects on initially intact cartilage

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    Wu, Bruce Y. C., 1980-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cartilage, particularly its collagen network, has been suggested by many to be fatigue prone, but the mechanism via which fatigue damage occurs is not yet well-understood. This work seeks to provide a simple framework to ...

  15. Investigating the Effect of Oil Saturation on Acid Propagation during Matrix Acidization of Carbonate Rocks

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    Kumar, Rahul Pradeep

    2014-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The existence of an optimum injection rate for wormhole propagation, and face dissolution at low injection rates during matrix acidizing are well established. However, little has been documented that describes how the presence of residual oil...

  16. Investigating the Effects of Corrosion on the Fatigue Life of Welded Steel Attachments

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    Soape, Jack

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The railroad industry plays a pivotal role in commerce and greatly impacts America's economy. With this in mind, they cannot afford downtime or service interruptions due to bridge or member replacement. Corrosion of bridges causes millions...

  17. Application of Direct Tension Testing to Field Samples to Investigate the Effects of HMA Aging

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    Lawrence, James 1973-

    2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    binder testing. Findings show that oxidative aging has an impact on the stiffness and performance of HMA. Chip seal surface treatments can extend the life of the pavement, but their affects are found primarily at the surface. Two additional field sites...

  18. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    metal catalysts on CO 2 gasification reactivity of biomassfeasibility of biomass gasification for power generation,et al. , Biomass gasification in a circulating fluidized

  19. FLUORESCENCE-BASED INVESTIGATION OF THE JA NOSSY EFFECT ANOMALOUS WAVELENGTH

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    Marrucci, Lorenzo

    Manzo, Domenico Paparo, Stefano Lettieri, and Lorenzo MarrucciĂ? INFM ``COHERENTIA'' and Universita` di Napoli ``Federico II'', Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Complesso di Monte S. Angelo, via Cintia, 80126

  20. Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Chirality of Carbon Nanotube on the Interfacial Thermal Resistance

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    Hu, Yuzhu

    2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    temperatures, molten salts and their eutectics are used in conventional high temperature thermal energy storage (TES) systems and also as coolants for energy conversion, such as in power tower configurations that are typically used in CSP applications. A major...

  1. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    such as landfills and incineration. Furthermore, manybeneficial use, including incineration, land applicationsUse Land Application Incineration Landfilling/ Surface

  2. An investigation of the secondary stress effects of crooked compression members

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    Noel, James Sheridan

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with respect to x, dy M~ M~kcoskv M~ Ms kcostg Ms c, mx' ? koan kg + 1l P ? CO5 ? Pq, dN' P Pan kC P/ Psi n kL PL / L. If the variable, x, in this equation is replaced by 0 or L it will define the end slopes, E3~ and ~z respectively. If the following... are proportioned generally to satisfy the requirements of the American Institute of Steel Construction's Specifications and are assumed to have a modulus of elasticity of 30 x 106 psi. (a) SBPLK LOADED TRUSS 0~ ( ) VILLIOT-MOHR DIAGRAM Figure 5 Values...

  3. An Empirical Investigation of the Welfare Effects of Banning Wholesale Price Discrimination

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    Villas-Boas, Sofia B

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    legislation, which bans wholesale price discrimination, in awhere manufacturers wholesale price discriminate amongNo. 92-466 (1993); for wholesale pharmaceutics see http://

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

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    Marpaung, Fivman

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    ) ............................................................................ 51 Figure B.9: Fracture Conductivity Behavior (Polymer Concentration = 50 lb/Mgal and Gas Rate = 0.5 slm) ............................................................................ 52 Figure B.10: Fracture Conductivity Behavior (Polymer... documented in API RP-61 (1989). The recommended conditions and procedure for the test includes loading a known proppant concentration (generally 2 lb/ft2) uniformly between two steel pistons at ambient temperature, maintaining closure stress for 15 minutes...

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

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    Marpaung, Fivman

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ) ............................................................................ 51 Figure B.9: Fracture Conductivity Behavior (Polymer Concentration = 50 lb/Mgal and Gas Rate = 0.5 slm) ............................................................................ 52 Figure B.10: Fracture Conductivity Behavior (Polymer... documented in API RP-61 (1989). The recommended conditions and procedure for the test includes loading a known proppant concentration (generally 2 lb/ft2) uniformly between two steel pistons at ambient temperature, maintaining closure stress for 15 minutes...

  6. Dissolved Nutrient Retention Dynamics in River Networks: A Modeling Investigation of Transient Flow and Scale Effects

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    Ye, Sheng; Covino, Timothy P.; Sivapalan, Murugesu; Basu, Nandita; Li, Hongyi; Wang, Shaowen

    2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we use a dynamic network flow model, coupled with a transient storage zone biogeochemical model, to simulate dissolved nutrient removal processes at the channel network scale. We have explored several scenarios in respect of the combination of rainfall variability, and the biological and geomorphic characteristics of the catchment, to understand the dominant controls on removal and delivery of dissolved nutrients (e.g., nitrate). These model-based theoretical analyses suggested that while nutrient removal efficiency is lower during flood events compared to during baseflow periods, flood events contribute significantly to bulk nutrient removal, whereas bulk removal during baseflow periods is less. This is due to the fact that nutrient supply is larger during flood events; this trend is even stronger in large rivers. However, the efficiency of removal during both periods decreases in larger rivers, however, due to (i) increasing flow velocities and thus decreasing residence time, and (ii) increasing flow depth, and thus decreasing nutrient uptake rates. Besides nutrient removal processes can be divided into two parts: in the main channel and in the hyporheic transient storage zone. When assessing their relative contributions the size of the transient storage zone is a dominant control, followed by uptake rates in the main channel and in the transient storage zone. Increasing size of the transient storage zone with downstream distance affects the relative contributions to nutrient removal of the water column and the transient storage zone, which also impacts the way nutrient removal rates scale with increasing size of rivers. Intra-annual hydrologic variability has a significant impact on removal rates at all scales: the more variable the streamflow is, compared to mean discharge, the less nutrient is removed in the channel network. A scale-independent first order uptake coefficient, ke, estimated from model simulations, is highly dependent on the relative size of the transient storage zone and how it changes in the downstream direction, as well as the nature of hydrologic variability.

  7. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Investigation of Transpiration Cooling Effectiveness for Air-

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    = Coolant Fluid P = Pressure w = Wall T = Temperature m = Matrix TPS = Thermal Protection System i = Initial The thermal management of air-breathing vehicles presents formidable challenges. The high dynamic pressure and the need for a reusable Thermal Protection System (TPS) are stringent requirements. The work presented

  8. An investigation of the effectiveness of anhydrous mud acid to remove damage in sandstone formations

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    Haase, Dalan David

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . DISCUSSION OF EXPERIMENT NO. 3. DISCUSSION OF EXPERIMENT NO. 4. . . DISCUSSION OF EXPERIMENT NO. 5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. . . . . Conclusions. . Recommendations. REFERENCES. APPENDIX A. Page 1V Vl vln 1X 18 20 22 24 26 28 28 29... Class 8536 Size 00 thru 4 Type S NEMA Starters (Internal Connsdion) Fedory Vrdre p n 4 5I I STOP Il 6 L J N. C. Contests + COIL 4, 3 Wire Control Separate Source Overload Contact Thermal Unit 3 Required X2 4 r""l 4 (Ground If Used) F F (If...

  9. The Functionality of Focus: An Investigation into the Interactive Effects of Leader Focus and Team Interdependence

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    Harris, Thomas

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    this issue, I introduce a multi-dimensional construct, called leader focus, to explain how leaders meet team needs by focusing their efforts on teamwork or taskwork (i.e., person-task focus) as well as different relational entities in the team (i.e., entity...

  10. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recovery of energy from sludge-Comparison of the various2006. Wim Rulkens, Sewage sludge as a biomass resource forEpstein, E. , Sewage sludge and effluent use in agriculture,

  11. An experimental and computational investigation of shock effects in monocrystalline copper

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    Cao, Buyang

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Monocrystalline Copper: Experiments and Simulation”, Buin Monocrystalline Copper”, Bu Yang Cao, David H. Lassila,Substructure in Single Crystal Copper”, Bu Yang Cao, David

  12. An investigation of the oceanic effects on the climate of Pacific Equatorial South America

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    Cook, James Dean

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    'C!il (lf. '. E 11 (. '. (l'31 f( (111 'I j 1 (110 CC(EC, t mperatures in Australia. The increasing in- fluence of subsidence from the w stwa d-moving south ?acif 'c high cou' d quite possibly cause 1. ss rain to fall in the western Pacific...

  13. MAGNETIC FLUX LEAKAGE INVESTIGATION OF INTERACTING DEFECTS: COMPETITIVE EFFECTS OF STRESS CONCENTRATION AND MAGNETIC SHIELDING

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    Clapham, Lynann

    (MFL) method is used for in-line inspection of oil and gas pipelines. Corrosion-induced MFL signals. Two adjacent corrosion pits can furthermore complicate this situation by the superposition signals in terms of defect location, size, and depth. Calibration of the corrosion-induced MFL signals

  14. An investigation of the effect of ammonia and amines on the recovery of oil

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    Richardson, James Malone

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    und/or techniques which will afford these desired results. The present work is an effort in this direction. Essentially all efforts to increase oil recovery by reducing the oil-retaining forces in the reservoir have iavclved waterflood ing... of Oil by Air' Drive with Amines ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ o a e e 29 10. Comparison of Recovery by Air Drive with and Without Amines ~ aao ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ o ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ o aors 31 11. Recovery oi' Oil by Waterflooding Following Air Drives. ~ ~ ~ ~ 0...

  15. Investigation of shear lag effect in high-rise buildings with diagrid system

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    Leonard, Johan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the recent years, there have been many new skyscrapers built which soar into new heights. The most efficient building system for high-rises has been the framed tube system. However, the framed tube building suffers from ...

  16. Investigation of the Effect of Deformable Trailing Edge Geometry Control Systems on Flutter Velocity

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    direction at most wind speeds. Recent work has shown a big potential of fatigue load reduction using systems on the wind turbines [4, 5]. Regarding the stability of wind turbine wings, Lobitz [6] concluded to the outer section son a PRVS wind turbine. The structural model is a linear spring/damper system

  17. Investigation of three-dimensional effects on a cavitating Venturi flow

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of the speed of sound in the mixture), large density ratio between the liquid and the vapour phases, small capacity at constant pressure cbaro Minimum speed of sound in the mixture CDES Constant of the DES model 2 dynamic eddy viscosity Mixture density sat L Density of liquid at saturation sat V Density of vapour

  18. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    means of fluidised bed gasification, Waste Management, 2008,metals in gasification of sewage sludge, Waste Management,mainstream gasification technologies for biomass and waste

  19. Money for something? Investigating the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation interventions in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

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    Clements, Thomas

    2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite substantial investments in biodiversity conservation interventions over the past two decades there is relatively little evidence about whether interventions work, and how they work. Whether an intervention is deemed to “work” depends upon...

  20. The effects of cloud base rotation on microburst dynamics: a numerical investigation

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    Trapp, Robert Jeffrey

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    s 0 ? = ? ? ? (u v r ) ? ? (ro v) + v Dt v + F?, ztt rz Br Oz d 1o cI HBp = ? ? ? (u zo r) ? ? (u ') + zo Dsv ? ? ? + g (H ? 1) + F, (3) ftt r ctr Oz pe ztz where u, v, snd ro are the radial, tangential, and vertical velocity components, respec...& o ctt'r Ot 1 ct ct ? ? (u 4r) ? ? (~ 4) r Br Oz 1 8 ? ? ? ( ? p Wrb)+ pe t~z 1 8 + pr Div ? ? ? (Wrv C, tr) Ftr + Strz cIt, 1 0 ot, 1 ct ' = ? ? ? (ut', r) ? ? (zo(, ) + (, Dzv ? ? ? ( ? p, W, (, ) t r ctr ctz p, Dz (10 + Ft + St, 8(s 1...

  1. Investigating asparagine-linked glycosylation substrate : specificity and effects on protein folding

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    Chen, Mark M

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    N-linked glycosylation is a ubiquitous form of protein modification whereby a preassembled oligosaccharide is covalently attached the asparagine side chain of an acceptor protein. This process involves numerous enzymes, ...

  2. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fluidised bed biomass gasifier, Fuel, 2007, 86, 1417-1429.utilizing a down draft gasifier, Biomass and Bioenergy,fixed bed and fluidized bed gasifier, Biomass and Bioenergy,

  3. Further Investigations of the Effect of Replacing Lithium by Sodium on Lithium Silicate Scintillating Glass Efficiency

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    Bliss, Mary; Aker, Pamela M.; Windisch, Charles F.

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Ce3+ doped lithium (6Li) silicate glasses are thermal neutron detectors. Prior work showed that when sodium (Na) is substituted for Li the scintillation efficiency, under beta particle stimulation, increased and then decreased as the sodium (Na) content was increased [1]. When all the 6Li was replaced by Na no scintillation was observed. Raman spectra, acquired using a visible excitation source provided no evidence of anomalous behavior. SEM microscopy did show some phase separation, but there was no obvious correlation with the scintillation efficiency. We have reexamined these glass samples using deep UV Raman excitation which reduces fluorescence interference. The newly acquired spectra show evidence of phase separation in the glasses. Specifically we see a peak at 800 cm-1 Raman shift which can be assigned to a vitreous silica moiety that results from phase separation. There is a strong correlation between this peak's area, the scintillation efficiency, and the Na content. The observed trend suggests that phase separation enhances scintillation and addition of Na reduces the amount of phase separation. We also see evidence of at least two defect structures that can be tentatively assigned to a three-membered ring structure and an oxygen vacancy. The latter is fairly strongly correlated with enhanced scintillation efficiency.

  4. Investigation of the Effect of In-Situ Catalyst on the Steam Hydrogasification of Biomass

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    FAN, XIN

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    derived from biomass, including biogas, biodiesel, ethanol,in the absence of oxygen environment to produce biogas.The biogas generated from anaerobic digestion of biosolids

  5. Investigation of the Effects of Fuels and Aftertreatment Devices on the

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensionalthe10 DOE VehicleStationary FuelPresentationDepartment

  6. An investigation of the effects of anticipatory socialization processes on college students

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    Holden, Launa Lorraine

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    socialization. Hollander (1964) suggests that the leadership role which most faculty members assume might cause students to be highly influenced by what ever they (faculty) say or do. Students may perceive professors as power or authority figures and feel... and Sophomores must wait until they become Juniors and Seniors before they are exposed to this socialization source. Similarly, some educational institutions may only provide internships, co-op opportunities, etc. for upper level students. Also, because...

  7. Investigation of the suppression effect of polyethylene glycol on copper electroplating by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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    Hung, C.-C.; Lee, W.-H.; Wang, Y.-L.; Chan, D.-Y.; Hwang, G.-J. [Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan (China); College of Science and Engineering, National University of Tainan, Tainan 700, Taiwan (China)

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is an additive that is commonly used as a suppressor in the semiconductor copper (Cu)-electroplating process. In this study, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was used to analyze the electrochemical behavior of PEG in the Cu-electroplating process. Polarization analysis, cyclic-voltammetry stripping, and cell voltage versus plating time were examined to clarify the suppression behavior of PEG. The equivalent circuit simulated from the EIS data shows that PEG inhibited the Cu-electroplating rate by increasing the charge-transfer resistance as well as the resistance of the adsorption layer. The presence of a large inductance demonstrated the strong adsorption of cuprous-PEG-chloride complexes on the Cu surface during the Cu-electroplating process. Increasing the PEG concentration appears to increase the resistances of charge transfer, the adsorption layer, and the inductance of the electroplating system.

  8. Investigation of the effect of restrained pin rotation on near cortex pull out strength

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    Neigut, Joseph Sean

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    . , Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. William A. Hyman External skeletal fixation has many applications in the area of orthopedics in both human and veterinary medicine. The success of a procedure utilizing a fixation device directly.... Introduction External skeletal Gxation is a form of treatment used in human and veterinary orthopedics for fracture and joint immobilization. These Gxation devices employ pins which penetrate the bone cortex and connect to an external frame...

  9. An investigation of the effectiveness of solar power on Navy surface combatants .

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    Kirkpatrick, Justin P.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??With energy consumption and environmental concerns taking the forefront in this nation, the United States Navy is playing its part by committing itself to reduce… (more)

  10. George Gollin, Investigation of TESLA Damping Ring Kickers using the A0 Photoinjector Beam 1 Investigation of TESLA Damping

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    Gollin, George

    George Gollin, Investigation of TESLA Damping Ring Kickers using the A0 Photoinjector Beam 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . IPhysicsP Illinois Investigation of TESLA Damping Ring Kickers using the A0 Photoinjector Beam George, Investigation of TESLA Damping Ring Kickers using the A0 Photoinjector Beam 2

  11. Remedial investigation report for J-Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Volume 1: Remedial investigation results

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    Yuen, C. R.; Martino, L. E.; Biang, R. P.; Chang, Y. S.; Dolak, D.; Van Lonkhuyzen, R. A.; Patton, T. L.; Prasad, S.; Quinn, J.; Rosenblatt, D. H.; Vercellone, J.; Wang, Y. Y.

    2000-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of the remedial investigation (RI) conducted at J-Field in the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), a U.S. Army installation located in Harford County, Maryland. Since 1917, activities in the Edgewood Area have included the development, manufacture, and testing of chemical agents and munitions and the subsequent destruction of these materials at J-Field by open burning and open detonation. These activities have raised concerns about environmental contamination at J-Field. This RI was conducted by the Environmental Conservation and Restoration Division, Directorate of Safety, Health and Environmental Division of APG, pursuant to requirements outlined under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA). The RI was accomplished according to the procedures developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 1988). The RI provides a comprehensive evaluation of the site conditions, nature of contaminants present, extent of contamination, potential release mechanisms and migration pathways, affected populations, and risks to human health and the environment. This information will be used as the basis for the design and implementation of remedial actions to be performed during the remedial action phase, which will follow the feasibility study (FS) for J-Field.

  12. Investigations into ultraviolet matrix-assisted laser desorption

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    Heise, T.W.

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption (MALD) is a technique for converting large biomolecules into gas phase ions. Some characteristics of the commonly used uv matrices are determined. Solubilities in methanol range from 0.1 to 0.5 M. Solid phase absorption spectra are found to be similar to solution, but slightly red-shifted. Acoustic and quartz crystal microbalance signals are investigated as possible means of uv-MALD quantitation. Evidence for the existence of desorption thresholds is presented. Threshold values are determined to be in the range of 2 to 3 MW/cm{sup 2}. A transient imaging technique based on laser-excited fluorescence for monitoring MALD plumes is described. Sensitivity is well within the levels required for studying matrix-assisted laser desorption, where analyte concentrations are significantly lower than those in conventional laser desorption. Results showing the effect of film morphology, particularly film thickness, on plume dynamics are presented. In particular, MALD plumes from thicker films tend to exhibit higher axial velocities. Fluorescent labeling of protein and of DNA is used to allow imaging of their uv-MALD generated plumes. Integrated concentrations are available with respect to time, making it possible to assess the rate of fragmentation. The spatial and temporal distributions are important for the design of secondary ionization schemes to enhance ion yields and for the optimization of ion collection in time-of-flight MS instruments to maximize resolution. Such information could also provide insight into whether ionization is closely associated with the desorption step or whether it is a result of subsequent collisions with the matrix gas (e.g., proton transfer). Although the present study involves plumes in a normal atmosphere, adaptation to measurements in vacuum (e.g., inside a mass spectrometer) should be straightforward.

  13. Investigation into the feasibility of alternative plutonium shipping forms

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    Mishima, J.; Lindsey, C.G.

    1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), operated for the Department of Energy by the Battelle Memorial Institute, is conducting a study for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the feasibility of altering current plutonium shipping forms to reduce or eliminate the airborne dispersibility of PuO/sub 2/ which might occur during a shipping accident. Plutonium used for fuel fabrication is currently shipped as a PuO/sub 2/ powder with a significant fraction in the respirable size range. If the high-strength container is breached due to stresses imposed during a transportation accident, the PuO/sub 2/ powder could be subject to airborne dispersion. The available information indicated that a potential accident involving fire accompanied by crush/impact forces would lead to failure of current surface shipping containers (no assumptions were made on the possibility of such a severe accident). Criteria were defined for an alternate shipping form to mitigate the effects of such an accident. Candidate techniques and materials were evaluated as alternate shipping forms by a task team consisting of personnel from PNL and Rockwell Hanford Operations (RHO). At this time, the most promising candidate for an alternate plutonium shipping form appears to be pressing PuO/sub 2/ into unsintered (green) pellets. These green pellets satisfy the criteria for a less dispersible form without requiring significant process changes. Discussions of all candidates considered are contained in a series of appendices. Recommendations for further investigations of the applicability of green pellets as an alternate shipping form are given, including the need for a cost-benefit study.

  14. BP-5 Remedial Investigation Slug-Test Characterization Results for Well 699-52-55A

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    Newcomer, Darrell R.

    2008-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted slug-test characterization at the final, completed BP-5 Remedial Investigation well 699-52-55A near the 200-East Area at the Hanford Site on April 22, 2008. The slug-test characterization was in support of the BP-5 Remedial Investigation. The portion of the unconfined aquifer tested is composed of sediments of the lower Ringold Formation and the underlying Elephant Mountain basalt flowtop. The basalt flowtop unit was included as part of the effective test-interval length for the slug-test analysis because the flowtop unit is hydraulically communicative with the unconfined aquifer. Estimates of hydraulic conductivity for the effective test-interval length represent composite values for the lower Ringold Formation and the underlying Elephant Mountain basalt flow top.

  15. Stable isotopic investigations of in situ bioremediation of chlorinated organic solvents. 1997 annual progress report

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    Sturchio, N.C.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    'The author has made significant progress in developing innovative methods for investigating the mechanism and extent of in situ bioremediation of chlorinated organic solvents. These methods use precise isotopic ratio measurements of chlorine and carbon in reactant and product species in laboratory experiments and in materials from field demonstration sites. Specific tasks completed during FY 1997 include: (1) refinement and publication of a new analytical method for precise determination of chlorine and carbon isotope ratios in chlorinated volatile organic compounds; (2) laboratory experiments involving biological degradation of chlorinated solvents in liquid cultures and soil columns; and (3) use of chlorine and carbon isotope ratios to investigate natural attenuation of trichloroethene at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. This work can have immediate impact because it will provide the fundamental basis for a new and cost-effective means of evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of in situ bioremediation schemes for chlorinated organic solvents in soils, vadose horizons, and groundwater plumes.'

  16. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report Subcontractor Radioactive...

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    Subcontractor Radioactive Release During Transportation Activities on May 14, 2004, Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Amended) Type B Accident Investigation Board...

  17. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the September 29...

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    at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU), Building H2 Demolition, in Niskayuna, New, York Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the September 29, 2010,...

  18. accident investigation board: Topics by E-print Network

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    Report Physics Websites Summary: Volume 1 WIRE Mishap Investigation Board Report June 8, 1999 12;2 Table of Contents WIRE MISHAP......

  19. A New Apparatus For Long-Term Petrophysical Investigations On...

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    in-situ temperature requirements of up to 200 degrees C can be met. The use of corrosion resistant parts throughout the pore pressure system allows investigations with...

  20. Investigation of TDLAS Measurements in a Scramjet Engine.

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    Barone, Dominic L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? An investigation of the viability of tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy for use as a flow measurement device in a scramjet engine was completed.… (more)

  1. An Investigation of Subword Unit Representations for Spoken Document Retrieval

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    An Investigation of Subword Unit Representations for Spoken Document Retrieval Kenney Ng and Victor W. Zue Spoken Language Systems Group MIT Laboratory for Computer Science 545 Technology Square

  2. Investigation on continuous soot oxidation and NOx reduction...

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    4 th , 2009. Dearborn, MI Investigation on continuous soot oxidation and NOx reduction by SCR coated DPF Phillip Bush, Eminox Svetlana Iretskaya, Catalytic Solutions, Inc. Ted...

  3. Investigation of the March 5, 2011, Building 488, Brookhaven...

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    March 5, 2011, Building 488, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Tree Felling Injury Investigation of the March 5, 2011, Building 488, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Tree Felling...

  4. Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation...

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    and Investigations iManage Presentation Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and...

  5. activation analysis investigation: Topics by E-print Network

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    are vertical to the solar surface. The penumbral striations around the central dark umbra are due Priest, Eric 64 Spectroscopic investigation of old planetaries IV. Model...

  6. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the Brookhaven...

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    Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury on July 1, 2009, At The 336 Building, Hanford Site, Washington Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the September 4,...

  7. Investigations of Sediment Elutriate Toxicity at Three Estuarine Stations

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    Investigations of Sediment Elutriate Toxicity at Three Estuarine Stations in San Francisco Bay.............................................................................................. 8 Sediment-Water Interface Exposures................................................................................. 9 August 1997 Sediment-Water Interface Exposures

  8. Before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations...

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    and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight By: Matthew Rogers, Senior Advisor Subject: Processes for Management and Oversight of ARRA Activities...

  9. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the October 8,...

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    fell from a Toro Workman 3200 Utility Vehicle and fracturedhis right leg above the ankle. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the October 8, 2004, Grounds Worker...

  10. Investigation of ${}^9$Be from nonlocalized clustering concept

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    Mengjiao Lyu; Zhongzhou Ren; Bo Zhou; Yasuro Funaki; Hisashi Horiuchi; Gerd Röpke; Peter Schuck; Akihiro Tohsaki; Chang Xu; Taiichi Yamada

    2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The nonlocalized aspect of clustering, which is a new concept for self-conjugate nuclei, is extended for the investigation of the N{\

  11. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the October 15...

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    15, 2001, Grout Injection Operator Injury at the Cold Test Pit South, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the...

  12. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report for the January 11...

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    15, 2001, Grout Injection Operator Injury at the Cold Test Pit South, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Investigation of the November 8, 2011, Plutonium...

  13. Investigation of White Etching Crack (WEC) Formation Mechanisms...

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    Investigation of White Etching Crack (WEC) Formation Mechanisms Under Non-hydrogen Charged Test Conditions Presented by Alex Richardson, Afton Chemical (representing University of...

  14. John C. Layton: Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation...

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    October 9, 1997 Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Commerce Committee U.S. House of Representatives Statement of John C. Layton, Inspector General Department...

  15. Type A Investigation - Subcontractor Fatality at the Savannah...

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    2, 2002, Worker Fall from ShoringScaffolding Structure at the Savannah River Site Tritium Extraction Facility Construction Site Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on...

  16. Hydrogeologic investigation of Coso Hot Springs, Inyo County...

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    Hydrogeologic investigation of Coso Hot Springs, Inyo County, California. Final report October 1977--January 1978 Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

  17. Inelastic neutron scattering, Raman and DFT investigations of...

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    Inelastic neutron scattering, Raman and DFT investigations of the adsorption of phenanthrenequinone on onion-like carbon Daniela M. Anjos a , Alexander I. Kolesnikov a , Zili Wu a...

  18. Investigation of magnetic nanoparticles for the rapid extraction...

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    nanoparticles for the rapid extraction and assay of alpha-emitting radionuclides from urine: Investigation of magnetic nanoparticles for the rapid extraction and assay of...

  19. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the November 1...

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    B Accident Investigation Board Report on the November 1, 1999, Construction Injury at the Monticello Mill Tailings Remedial Action Site, Monticello, Utah Type B Accident...

  20. Type B Accident Investigation on the June 27, 2002, Exothermic...

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    June 27, 2002, Exothermic Metal Reaction Event During Converter Disassembly in Building K-33 at the East Tennessee Technology Park Type B Accident Investigation on the June 27,...

  1. The investigation of anomalous magnetization in the Raft River...

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    River valley, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: The investigation of anomalous magnetization in the Raft River...

  2. Investigations of Graphite Current Collectors and Metallic Lithium...

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    More Documents & Publications Investigations of electrode interface and architecture 2008 Annual Merit Review Results Summary - 4. Exploratory Battery Research Plug-In...

  3. Type B Accident Investigation of the July 14, 2005, Americium...

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    4, 2005, Americium Contamination Accident at the Sigma Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation of the July 14, 2005, Americium Contamination Accident...

  4. Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate, Consolidated Nuclear...

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    Consolidated Nuclear Security Enforcement Notice of Intent to Investigate, Consolidated Nuclear Security September 3, 2014 The DOE Office of Enforcement issued a Notice of Intent...

  5. Investigation of Aging Mechanisms in Lean NOx Traps

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    Annual Merit Review 1 Investigation of Aging Mechanisms in Lean NOx Traps Mark Crocker Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky May 20, 2009 This presentation...

  6. A Microscale Gas Trapping Investigation Markus Buchgraber, Anthony R. Kovscek

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    Stanford University

    A Microscale Gas Trapping Investigation Markus Buchgraber, Anthony R. Kovscek Department of Energy=water saturation In-outlet ports Parameters Experimental Work Setup Experimental Results The purpose

  7. An Experimental Investigation of Low Octane Gasoline in Diesel...

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    Low Octane Gasoline in Diesel Engines An Experimental Investigation of Low Octane Gasoline in Diesel Engines Presentation given at the 16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and...

  8. Investigation of the September 13, 2011, Fatality at the Strategic...

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    September 13, 2011, Fatality at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bryan Mound Site Investigation of the September 13, 2011, Fatality at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bryan Mound...

  9. Accident Investigation of the February 7, 2013, Scissor Lift...

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    Lift Accident in the West Hackberry Brine Tank-14 Resulting in Injury, Strategic Petroleum Reserve West Hackberry, LA Accident Investigation of the February 7, 2013, Scissor...

  10. Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Ferrous-Ferric Electron Transfer...

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    Electron Transfer in a Hydrolyzing Aqueous Solution: Calculation of the pH Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Ferrous-Ferric Electron Transfer in a Hydrolyzing Aqueous Solution:...

  11. Exciton Dynamics and Structural Investigations of Singlet Fission...

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    Exciton Dynamics and Structural Investigations of Singlet Fission in Molecular Solids October 11, 2012 at 3pm36-428 Michael R. Wasielewski Director, Argonne-Northwestern Solar...

  12. Accident Investigation of the February 5, 2014, Underground Salt...

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    5, 2014, Underground Salt Haul Truck Fire at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad NM Accident Investigation of the February 5, 2014, Underground Salt Haul Truck Fire...

  13. Investigation of an Asymmetric B Factory in the PEP Tunnel

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    Chattapadhyay, A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Investigation of Beam Pipe Cooling Techniques for a Proposedvariety of applicable cooling techniques. The concept commonwater cooling is the simpler of the two techniques, we will

  14. Type B Accident Investigation on the February 17, 2004, Personal...

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    on the February 17, 2004, Personal Injury Accident, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation on the February 17, 2004, Personal Injury Accident, Bettis Atomic...

  15. Type B Accident Investigation of the Arc Flash at Brookhaven...

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    Arc Flash at Brookhaven National Laboratory, April 14, 2006 Type B Accident Investigation of the Arc Flash at Brookhaven National Laboratory, April 14, 2006 February 10, 2006 An...

  16. Accident Investigation of the September 20, 2012 Fatal Fall from...

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    Dworshak-Taft 1 Transmission Tower, at the Bonneville Power Marketing Administration Accident Investigation of the September 20, 2012 Fatal Fall from the Dworshak-Taft 1...

  17. Accident Investigation of the December 11, 2013, Integrated Device...

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    Accidental Discharge at the Sandia National Laboratory Site 9920, Albuquerque, NM Accident Investigation of the December 11, 2013, Integrated Device Fireset and Detonator...

  18. Type B Accident Investigation of the July 12, 2007, Forklift...

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    2, 2007, Forklift and Pedestrian Accident at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, PortsmouthPaducah Project Office Type B Accident Investigation of the July 12, 2007, Forklift and...

  19. Accident Investigation of the October 1, 2013, Tice Electric...

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    Employee Fatality near Patrick's Knob Radio Station, Bonneville Power Administration Accident Investigation of the October 1, 2013, Tice Electric Company Employee Fatality near...

  20. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the Bechtel Jacobs...

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    at the K-25 Building, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC Employee Fall Injury on...

  1. Type B Accident Investigation Board Report, May 8, 2004, Exothermic...

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    Transfer Activities, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Type B Accident Investigation Board Report, May 8, 2004, Exothermic Metal Reactor Event During Sodium...

  2. Type A Accident Investigation of the March 16, 2000, Plutonium...

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    Multiple Intake Event at the Plutonium Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Type A Accident Investigation of the March 16, 2000, Plutonium-238 Multiple Intake...

  3. Type B Accident Investigation Report on the Exertional Heat Illnesses...

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    Heat Illnesses during SPOTC 2006 at the National Training Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 13, 2006 Type B Accident Investigation Report on the Exertional Heat Illnesses...

  4. Investigation of flow in vane-island diffusers in centrifugal compressors

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    Vandijk, Hanne Nicolaas

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Meherwan P. Boyce In this thesis, both theoretical and experimental investigations of flow in a high pressure ratio centrifugal compressor vane-island diffuser, have been carried out. The flow propagation through the island diffuser and the boundary... flow angles. The separation should be avoided or delayed to improve compressor performance. Johnson and Powers [7] have looked into the effect of inlet blockage on diffuser performance. The high-pressure-ratio centrifugal compressor has narrow...

  5. An experimental investigation of damage-dependent material damping of laminated composites

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    Smith, Scott Andrew

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    found to alter several material properties [1-3]. Extensive modeling and testing have been performed to determine stiffness loss in laminated composites as a result of matrix cracking and interply delaminations. In addition, several investigators have... noted and measured a change in material damping in composites caused by damage [4-9]. However, no attempt has been made to quantify or model the effect of damage on material damping. It has been postualted that rubbing between matrix crack faces...

  6. Assessing and Investigating Migration-Morbidity Among Children of Mexican Origin and Mexican American Mothers

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    Bonura, Erica Pe?rez

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    of information learned about how immigrant children function. Countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Russia, Sweden, and Turkey have explored the transition and impact of immigration on children (Atzaba-Poria et al., 2004; Beiser, Hou, Hyman... to an increase in a foreign- born population by investigating the effects of immigration; specifically as seen in children (Aksel, G?n, Irmak, & ?engelci, 2007). Once more, they, like Russia and Sweden, have sought to learn more about the transition from one...

  7. Solar Radio Burst Effects on Global Positioning System Receivers .

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    Cerruti, Alessandro Paolo

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This thesis presents a series of studies investigating solar radio burst effects on Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers along with supporting instrumentation and analysis techniques.… (more)

  8. Effects of atmospheres on bonding characteristics of silver and...

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    temperature. To investigate the effects of atmospheres on the bonding characteristics of ceramic joints brazed with Ag-CuO braze filler metals, alumina joints prepared using a...

  9. Non-Petroleum-Based Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion

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    Non Petroleum Based Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion Project ID FT008 Investigators Jim Szybist, Bruce Bunting, Scott Sluder, Kukwon Cho, Robert Wagner, Dean Edwards, and...

  10. Corrosion Investigations at Masned Combined Heat and Power Plant

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    Corrosion Investigations at Masnedø Combined Heat and Power Plant Part VII Melanie Montgomery Ole Hede Larsen Elsam ­ Fynsværket Fælleskemikerne December 2002. #12;CORROSION INVESTIGATIONS.................................................................................................... 6 3.1. Measured corrosion attack on the fireside

  11. Investigation of Possible Extra ~Recharge During Pumping in Nottinghant .Aquifer

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    Investigation of Possible Extra ~Recharge During Pumping in Nottinghant .Aquifer by Jiu J. Jiaoa Abstract Approaches to investigate possible recharge during a pumping test period are demonstrated by analyzing the pumping test data from the Nottingham aquifer, UK. The pumping lasted more than 200 days

  12. Ris-R-1543(EN) Aerodynamic investigation of Winglets on

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    Risø-R-1543(EN) Aerodynamic investigation of Winglets on Wind Turbine Blades using CFD Jeppe Johansen and Niels N. Sørensen Title: Aerodynamic investigation of Winglets on Wind Turbine Blades using of the aerodynamics around a wind turbine blade with a winglet using Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD. Five winglets

  13. [Investigation of transitions from order to chaos in dynamical systems

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    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report briefly discusses the following topics on chaotic systems; numerical investigations of fast dynamo problem for stationary space-periodic flows with chaotic streamlines; analytical and numerical investigations of magnetic field generation by conducting flows with finite resistivity; and emittance growth in charged particle beams.

  14. NANO EXPRESS Open Access Multiscale investigation of graphene layers on

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    NANO EXPRESS Open Access Multiscale investigation of graphene layers on 6H-SiC(000-1) Antoine , Cecile Naud2 , Jean-Yves Veuillen2* Abstract In this article, a multiscale investigation of few graphene, the authors show that the UHV growth yields few layer graphene (FLG) with an average thickness given by Auger

  15. Media Release Hamilton Police investigating Indecent Acts in West End

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    Bone, Gary

    Media Release Hamilton Police investigating Indecent Acts in West End For Immediate release: August 19th , 2014 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Police want to inform the public that on August 18th , 2014 between. Hamilton Police continue to investigate these incidents and it is believed that there may be witnesses

  16. USING TREE AUTOMATA TO INVESTIGATE INTUITIONISTIC PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC

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    Shore, Richard A.

    USING TREE AUTOMATA TO INVESTIGATE INTUITIONISTIC PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC A Dissertation Presented'Connor ALL RIGHTS RESERVED #12;USING TREE AUTOMATA TO INVESTIGATE INTUITIONISTIC PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC Michael Kelly O'Connor, Ph.D. Cornell University 2008 Intuitionistic logic is an important variant of classical

  17. Investigating the efficiency of Silicon Solar cells at

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    Attari, Shahzeen Z.

    Investigating the efficiency of Silicon Solar cells at different temperatures and wavelengths to study the characteristics of silicon photovoltaic cells (solar cells). We vary the wavelength of light as well as the temperature of the solar cell to investigate how the open voltage across the cell varies

  18. Ris-R-1549(EN) Thule-2003 -Investigation of Radioactive

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    Risø-R-1549(EN) Thule-2003 - Investigation of Radioactive Contamination Sven P. Nielsen and Per: Thule-2003 ­ Investigation of Radioactive Contamination Department: Radiation Research Risø-R-1549(EN contamination of surface soil at Narssarssuk could constitute a small risk to humans visiting the location

  19. SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES Investigator Conflict of Interest Policy

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    Bellugi, Ursula

    ), Department of Energy (DOE) or other U.S. federal agency. 4. Investigator refers to the principal investigator Financial Interest · Publicly Traded Entity · Non-publicly Traded Entity · Intellectual Property Rights whether a Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) exists, and, if so, develop a Management plan for the #12

  20. Subject-based Semantic Document Clustering for Digital Forensic Investigations

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    Fung, Benjamin C. M.

    Subject-based Semantic Document Clustering for Digital Forensic Investigations Gaby G. Dagher computers has created a demand for special forensic tools that allow investigators to look for evidence by the forensic process at S^uret´e du Qu´ebec (SQ), the Qu´ebec provincial police, we propose a new subject

  1. Ireland's Global University MSc Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing

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    Ireland's Global University MSc Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing (One Year Full Time will be able to perform forensic analysis of a personal computer running Windows OS; understand legal issues demonstrations and in-depth discussions. · Computer Forensic Foundations · Law for IT Investigators · Application

  2. 2 OVERVIEW OF THE RADIATION SURVEY AND SITE INVESTIGATION PROCESS

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    2 OVERVIEW OF THE RADIATION SURVEY AND SITE INVESTIGATION PROCESS 2.1 Introduction This chapter provides a brief overview of the Radiation Survey and Site Investigation (RSSI) Process, several important aspects of this Process, and its underlying principles. The concepts introduced here are discussed

  3. Buoyancy Effects on Smoldering of Polyurethane Foam 

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    Torero, Jose L

    1992-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the effects of buoyancy on smoldering of polyurethane foam. The experiments are conducted with a high void fraction flexible polyurethane foam as fuel and air as ...

  4. Effect of high pressure on structural oddities 

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    Johnstone, Russell D. L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the effect of pressure on crystal structures that are in some way unusual. The aim was to investigate whether pressure could be used to force these ‘structural oddities’ to conform to more conventional ...

  5. Ripple Effects

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    policies and practices might have on producers? incomes and water savings, as well as the ripple effects on the regional economy. Drs. Steve Amosson of Texas Cooperative Extension in Amarillo, Lal K. Almas of West Texas A&M University, Jeff Peterson... will do to the Ripple Effects Water conservation policies, practices impact Ogallala region?s economy Ripple Effects Story by Kathy Wythe tx H2O | pg. 27 overall economy and society in the region, including household incomes and employment levels...

  6. Stringent phenomenological investigation into heterotic string optical unification

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    Perkins, J.; Dundee, B.; Obousy, R.; Cleaver, G. [Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798-7316 (United States); Hatten, S. [Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798-7316 (United States); Walla Walla College, 204 South College Avenue, College Place, Washington 99324 (United States); Kasper, E. [Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798-7316 (United States); Department of Physics, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4242 (United States); Robinson, M. [Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798-7316 (United States); Department of Physics, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849 (United States); Sloan, C. [Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798-7316 (United States); Department of Physics, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina 29424 (United States); Stone, K. [Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798-7316 (United States); Department of Physics, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614 (United States)

    2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    For the weakly coupled heterotic string (WCHS) there is a well-known factor of 20 conflict between the minimum string coupling unification scale, {lambda}{sub H}{approx}5x10{sup 17} GeV, and the projected minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) gauge coupling unification scale, {lambda}{sub U}{approx}2.5x10{sup 16} GeV, assuming an intermediate scale desert (ISD). From a bottom-up approach, renormalization effects of intermediate scale MSSM-charged exotics (ISME), which are endemic to quasirealistic string models, can resolve this issue by pushing the MSSM scale up to the string scale. However, for a generic string model, this implies that the projected {lambda}{sub U} unification under the ISD assumption is accidental. If the true unification scale is {lambda}{sub H} > or approx. 5.0x10{sup 17} GeV, is it possible that an illusionary unification at {lambda}{sub U}=2.5x10{sup 17} GeV in the ISD scenario is not accidental? (This is an issue recently raised again by Binetruy et al..) Optical unification suggests that {lambda}{sub U} might not be accidental. Through its ISME constraints, optical unification offers a mechanism whereby a generic MSSM scale {lambda}{sub U}<{lambda}{sub H} is guaranteed. A WCHS model was recently constructed that could yield optical unification, depending on the availability of anomaly-cancelling D- and F-flat directions that meet optical unification ISME requirements. We report the results of a systematic investigation of the optical unification properties of a subset of flat directions of this model that are stringently flat. Stringent flat directions do not require significant fine-tuning and can be easily guaranteed to be F-flat to all finite order (or to at least a given finite order consistent with electroweak scale supersymmetry breaking). They are the likely roots of more complicated (and arguably, more finely tuned) flat directions. To realize optical unification, a flat direction must keep all exotic triplets and doublets massless down to an intermediate mass scale, except for three extra pairs of Higgs which must acquire MSSM (or higher) scale mass. Additionally, six out of seven pairs of exotic hypercharged non-Abelian singlets must acquire MSSM (or higher) scale mass, while the remaining pair remains massless down to the intermediate scale. Our investigation revealed that the best stringent directions could induce MSSM scale or higher mass to at most three of the six pairs of exotic singlets, and to only two out of three pairs of exotic Higgs. Each of these stringent flat directions keeps all of the exotic triplets and remaining exotic doublets massless down to an intermediate scale. Thus, some fine-tuning away from stringent flat directions is necessary, if it is possible for an additional three pairs of exotic hypercharged singlets and one more pair of extra Higgs to become MSSM scale massive. Future research may indicate if such flat directions exist. This paper is a product of the 2003-2004 NSF REU program at Baylor University.

  7. Experiments to investigate direct containment heating phenomena with scaled models of the Surry Nuclear Power Plant

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    Blanchat, T.K.; Allen, M.D.; Pilch, M.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Nichols, R.T. [Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Containment Technology Test Facility (CTTF) and the Surtsey Test Facility at Sandia National Laboratories are used to perform scaled experiments that simulate High Pressure Melt Ejection accidents in a nuclear power plant (NPP). These experiments are designed to investigate the effects of direct containment heating (DCH) phenomena on the containment load. High-temperature, chemically reactive melt (thermite) is ejected by high-pressure steam into a scale model of a reactor cavity. Debris is entrained by the steam blowdown into a containment model where specific phenomena, such as the effect of subcompartment structures, prototypic air/steam/hydrogen atmospheres, and hydrogen generation and combustion, can be studied. Four Integral Effects Tests (IETs) have been performed with scale models of the Surry NPP to investigate DCH phenomena. The 1/61{sup th} scale Integral Effects Tests (IET-9, IET-10, and IET-11) were conducted in CTRF, which is a 1/6{sup th} scale model of the Surry reactor containment building (RCB). The 1/10{sup th} scale IET test (IET-12) was performed in the Surtsey vessel, which had been configured as a 1/10{sup th} scale Surry RCB. Scale models were constructed in each of the facilities of the Surry structures, including the reactor pressure vessel, reactor support skirt, control rod drive missile shield, biological shield wall, cavity, instrument tunnel, residual heat removal platform and heat exchangers, seal table room and seal table, operating deck, and crane wall. This report describes these experiments and gives the results.

  8. Investigation of test methods, material properties, and processes for solar-cell encapsulants. Annual report

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    Willis, P. B.; Baum, B.

    1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Potentially useful low cost encapsulation materials are evaluated. The goal of the program is to identify, evaluate, test, and recommend encapsulant materials and processes for the production of cost-effective, long life solar cell modules. Technical investigations have concerned the development of advanced cure chemistries for lamination type pottants, the continued evaluation of soil resistant surface treatments, and the results of an accelerated aging test program for the comparison of material stabilities. Experiments are underway to assess the durability and cost effectiveness of coatings for protection of steel. Investigations are continuing with commercial maintenance coatings based on fluorocarbon and silicone-alkyd chemistries. Experiments were conducted to determine the effectiveness of occlusive coatings for wood products such as hard-board. An experimental program continued to determine the usefulness of soil resistant coatings. Primers were evaluated for effectiveness in bonding candidate pottants to outer covers, glass and substate materials. A program of accelerated aging and life predictive strategies is being conducted and data are reported for sunlamp exposure and thermal aging. Supporting activities are also discussed briefly. (LEW)

  9. The effects of secondary air injection on particulate matter emissions

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    Pritchard, Joseph James

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study was performed to investigate the effects of secondary air injection (SAI) on particulate matter (PM) emissions. SAI was developed to reduce hydrocarbon (HC) emissions and has been shown to be effective ...

  10. Investigations of swirl flames in a gas turbine model combustor

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    Weigand, P.; Meier, W.; Duan, X.R.; Stricker, W.; Aigner, M. [Institut fuer Verbrennungstechnik, Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Pfaffenwaldring 38, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A gas turbine model combustor for swirling CH{sub 4}/air diffusion flames at atmospheric pressure with good optical access for detailed laser measurements is discussed. Three flames with thermal powers between 7.6 and 34.9 kW and overall equivalence ratios between 0.55 and 0.75 were investigated. These behave differently with respect to combustion instabilities: Flame A burned stably, flame B exhibited pronounced thermoacoustic oscillations, and flame C, operated near the lean extinction limit, was subject to sudden liftoff with partial extinction and reanchoring. One aim of the studies was a detailed experimental characterization of flame behavior to better understand the underlying physical and chemical processes leading to instabilities. The second goal of the work was the establishment of a comprehensive database that can be used for validation and improvement of numerical combustion models. The flow field was measured by laser Doppler velocimetry, the flame structures were visualized by planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) of OH and CH radicals, and the major species concentrations, temperature, and mixture fraction were determined by laser Raman scattering. The flow fields of the three flames were quite similar, with high velocities in the region of the injected gases, a pronounced inner recirculation zone, and an outer recirculation zone with low velocities. The flames were not attached to the fuel nozzle and thus were partially premixed before ignition. The near field of the flames was characterized by fast mixing and considerable finite-rate chemistry effects. CH PLIF images revealed that the reaction zones were thin (=<0.5 mm) and strongly corrugated and that the flame zones were short (h=<50 mm). Despite the similar flow fields of the three flames, the oscillating flame B was flatter and opened more widely than the others. In the current article, the flow field, structures, and mean and rms values of the temperature, mixture fraction, and species concentrations are discussed. Turbulence intensities, mixing, heat release, and reaction progress are addressed. In a second article, the turbulence-chemistry interactions in the three flames are treated.

  11. Investigations of the plasma and structure based accelerators

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    Shvets, Gennady

    2012-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of our research during the reported period was three-fold: (a) theoretical investigation of novel mechanisms of injection into laser wake field accelerators; (b) theoretical investigation of single-shot frequency domain diagnostics of relativistic plasma wakes, specifically in the context of spatio-temporal evolution of the �¢����plasma bubble�¢���;(c) experimental and theoretical investigation of laser-driven accelerating structure, specifically in the context of the Surface Wave Accelerator Based on SiC (SWABSIC).

  12. Investigation of Unusual Albedos in the SGP Domain

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFunInfrared LandResponses toInvestigating ExtremeInvestigationInvestigation of

  13. Structural and Electronic Investigations of Complex Intermetallic Compounds

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    Hyunjin Ko

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In solid state chemistry, numerous investigations have been attempted to address the relationships between chemical structure and physical properties. Such questions include: (1) How can we understand the driving forces of the atomic arrangements in complex solids that exhibit interesting chemical and physical properties? (2) How do different elements distribute themselves in a solid-state structure? (3) Can we develop a chemical understanding to predict the effects of valence electron concentration on the structures and magnetic ordering of systems by both experimental and theoretical means? Although these issues are relevant to various compound classes, intermetallic compounds are especially interesting and well suited for a joint experimental and theoretical effort. For intermetallic compounds, the questions listed above are difficult to answer since many of the constituent atoms simply do not crystallize in the same manner as in their separate, elemental structures. Also, theoretical studies suggest that the energy differences between various structural alternatives are small. For example, Al and Ga both belong in the same group on the Periodic Table of Elements and share many similar chemical properties. Al crystallizes in the fcc lattice with 4 atoms per unit cell and Ga crystallizes in an orthorhombic unit cell lattice with 8 atoms per unit cell, which are both fairly simple structures (Figure 1). However, when combined with Mn, which itself has a very complex cubic crystal structure with 58 atoms per unit cell, the resulting intermetallic compounds crystallize in a completely different fashion. At the 1:1 stoichiometry, MnAl forms a very simple tetragonal lattice with two atoms per primitive unit cell, while MnGa crystallizes in a complicated rhombohedral unit cell with 26 atoms within the primitive unit cell. The mechanisms influencing the arrangements of atoms in numerous crystal structures have been studied theoretically by calculating electronic structures of these and related materials. Such calculations allow us to examine various interactions at the atomic scale, interactions which include orbital overlap, two-electron interactions, and Madelung terms. Moreover, these electronic studies also provide links between the angstrom-scale atomic interactions and the macro-scale physical properties, such as magnetism. Over the past few decades, there have been many significant developments toward understanding structure-bonding-property relationships in extended solids in terms of variables including atomic size, valence electron concentration, and electronegativity. However, many simple approaches based on electron counting, e.g., the octet rule, the 18-electron rule, or Wade's rules for boranes, cannot be applied adequately or universally to many of the more complex intermetallic compounds. For intermetallic phases that include late transition metals and post transition main group elements as their constituents, one classification scheme has been developed and effectively applied by using their valence electron count per atom (vec). These compounds are known as Hume-Rothery electron phases, and they have a variety of structure types with vec < 2.0 as shown in Table 1.

  14. 1 Economics The study of economics investigates the consequences of

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    Vertes, Akos

    1 Economics ECONOMICS The study of economics investigates the consequences of scarcity, which forces people, organizations and governments to choose among competing objectives. Economics looks, unemployment, inflation, economic growth and the use and distribution of resources within and across nations

  15. Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection in Trombe Wall Systems

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    Chen, B.; Zhao, J.; Chen, C.; Zhuang, Z.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, experiments with a passive solar building with Trombe wall in the north cold climate are carried out and discussed, and the natural convection heat transfer process has been investigated. The relativity of the factors affecting indoor...

  16. Sihang Wei, Daniel Kuchma Gauging of Concrete Crossties to Investigate

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    of Concrete Crossties to Investigate Load Path in Laboratory and Field Testing Mechanistic Design Framework: Concrete Material Properties Concrete core testing Newmark, UIUC Crosstie center positive bending test Testing Background: Concrete Crosstie Design Cracking Moment Concrete compressive strength From crosstie

  17. ASSESSMENT OF METHODS USED TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF OFFSHORE

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    Aberdeen, University of

    ASSESSMENT OF METHODS USED TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF OFFSHORE WIND FARMS ON SEABIRDS Kate Louise....................................................................................2 Environmental impact assessments for offshore wind developments..................7 Study aims Chapter three: Offshore marine surveillance radar installation and methods for ensuring data quality

  18. FY12 -NEW AWARDS BY INVESTIGATOR Name/Project

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    FY12 - NEW AWARDS BY INVESTIGATOR Name/Project Number Agency Name Project Title % Credit Project MEASUREMENTS OF RATE CONSTANTS AND PROJECT DISTRIBUTIONS FOR ION-MOLECULE REACTIONS AND ..R...... 100 105

  19. Prolegomenon to an investigation of inhibition in design

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    Lark, Michael (Michael Andrew), 1965-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is a preliminary investigation of the phenomenon of inhibition in the design process. My interest stems from observations of the vagaries of my own success as a designer. Sometimes things have gone well, or ...

  20. Natural fiber reinforced aerated concrete : an experimental investigation

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    Garbis, Leonidia Maria

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to compare existing research with aerated concrete and fiber reinforcement to original experiments completed investigating the benefits of adding natural fiber tensile reinforcement to aerated ...

  1. Investigation of nonradiative recombination in semiconductors by photothermal displacement spectroscopy

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    Dersch, H.; Amer, N.M.

    1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamics of nonradiative recombination processes are investigated by measuring the thermal expansion and subsequent displacement of a sample surface caused by the absorption of a modulated laser beam. 6 refs., 3 figs.

  2. An experimental investigation of nitrogen gas produced during...

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    AD Peacock, M Oostrom, and TW Wietsma.2007."An experimental investigation of nitrogen gas produced during denitrification."Ground Water 45(4):461-467. Authors: JD Istok MM Park AD...

  3. Reservoir Investigations on the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal System...

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    Investigations on the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal System, Fenton Hill, New Mexico- Tracer Test Results Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference...

  4. Enhanced engine efficiency through subsystem lubricant viscosity investigations

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    Martins, Tomás V

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study initiates a three-year project to investigate the potential benefits in fuel efficiency, engine emissions, lubricant longevity, and engine durability. Two experimental testing platforms were designed and implemented ...

  5. COLLABORATIVE INVESTIGATIONS OF WATER QUALITY POLLUTION PATTERNS: WORKING WITH

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    and Environmental Management Title of Research Project: Collaborative Investigations of Water Quality Pollution: Chair: Jennifer Silver Phd Candidate in Resource and Environmental Management (REM) ___________________________________________ Dr. Evelyn Pinkerton Senior Supervisor Professor of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU

  6. Investigating Place-based Pedagogy Utilizations In Curricular Practices

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    Brown, Nikeitha

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ) Investigate teacher conceptions of place-based education opportunities in high school, mathematics curriculum. This study employed two methodologies. A mixed-methods approach was employed for the meta-analysis of place-based programs and the second employed...

  7. Geophysical investigation of the ``Thimble,`` 100-H Area

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    Bergstrom, K.A.

    1994-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of the geophysical investigations conducted as part of the characterization of the buried ``Thimble`` site. The site is located just south of the 116-H-2 Crib and is in the 100-HR-2 Operable Unit. Available documentation has it located between, and at the convergence of, two railroad spurs that run north-south. A concrete monument is believed to mark the site. The burial ground is suspected of containing a vertical safety rod thimble that is reportedly 40 ft long. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic induction (EMI) were the two techniques used in the investigation. The methods were selected because they are non-intrusive, relatively fast, economical, and have been used successfully in other similar investigations on the Hanford Site. The objective of the investigation was to locate the buried thimble.

  8. Accident Investigation of the July 30, 2013, Electrical Fatality...

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    July 30, 2013, Electrical Fatality on the Bandon-Rogue No. 1 115kV Line at the Bonneville Power Administration Accident Investigation of the July 30, 2013, Electrical Fatality on...

  9. Type B Accident Investigation Report of the October 28, 2004...

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    National Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on September 23, 2009, in the D Area Powerhouse Worker Health Summary, 1995-2004...

  10. Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc...

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    the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on September 23, 2009, in the D Area Powerhouse Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on...

  11. Light trapping limits in plasmonic solar cells: an analytical investigation

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    Sheng, Xing

    We analytically investigate the light trapping performance in plasmonic solar cells with Si/metallic structures. We consider absorption enhancements for surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) at planar Si/metal interfaces and ...

  12. Fuel Cells Vehicle Systems Analysis (Fuel Cell Freeze Investigation)

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    Pesaran, A.; Kim, G.; Markel, T.; Wipke, K.

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presentation on Fuel Cells Vehicle Systems Analysis (Fuel Cell Freeze Investigation) for the 2005 Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program Annual Review held in Arlington, Virginia on May 23-26, 2005.

  13. Numerical Investigation of Light Scattering by Atmospheric Particles

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    Liu, Chao

    2013-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    (PSTD) for calculating scattering properties, its advantages and the elimination of the Gibbs phenomenon. The applicability of the parallelized PSTD implementation is investigated for both spherical and nonspherical particles over a wide range of sizes...

  14. Neutron confinement cell for investigating complex fluids Tonya L. Kuhla)

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    Kuhl, Tonya L.

    Neutron confinement cell for investigating complex fluids Tonya L. Kuhla) Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616 Gregory S. Smith Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106 Jaroslaw Majewski Manuel

  15. Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Internal Short Circuit...

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    in a Li-ion Cell Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Internal Short Circuit in a Li-ion Cell 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program...

  16. International investigation of electronic waste recycling plant design

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    Theurer, Jean E

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the industry of electronic waste recycling industry in three countries: Germany, the United States, and Chile. Despite differences in the legal structure surrounding the industry, there are many ...

  17. Lightweight concrete : investigations into the production of natural fiber reinforcement

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    Garbis, Leonidia Maria

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the benefits of adding natural fiber tensile reinforcement to aerated concrete. Concrete is a great composite material which can be created in various proportions and with various ...

  18. Reflective Cracking Study: HVS Test Section Forensic Investigation

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    Jones, David; Steven, B.; Harvey, John T

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the asphalt concrete. Summary of Testing on the Underlyingtesting performed to validate Caltrans overlay strategies for the rehabilitation of cracked asphalt concrete.concrete. It describes the forensic investigation of the HVS rutting and reflective cracking testing

  19. Soft x-ray capabilities for investigating the strongly correlated...

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    Soft x-ray capabilities for investigating the strongly correlated electron materials Friday, September 14, 2012 - 1:00pm SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 226 Jun-Sik Lee Seminar One of the...

  20. Geothermal Resource-Reservoir Investigations Based On Heat Flow...

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    Resource-Reservoir Investigations Based On Heat Flow And Thermal Gradient Data For The United States Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report:...