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  1. Kilo Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOf Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii |Island,KasVinod Private investorKilo Geothermal

  2. Thermodynamics of Electron Flow in the Bacterial Deca-heme Cytochrome...

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    Electron Flow in the Bacterial Deca-heme Cytochrome MtrF. Thermodynamics of Electron Flow in the Bacterial Deca-heme Cytochrome MtrF. Abstract: Electron transporting multiheme...

  3. R/V KILO MOANA SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL TITLE PREPARED BY: REVISION NO. PROCEDURE NO.

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    Wang, Yuqing

    R/V KILO MOANA SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL TITLE PREPARED BY: REVISION NO. PROCEDURE NO. SHIP and safe shipboard management practices towards ensuring new crewmembers, embarked science personnel of the indoctonation and orientation process. #12;R/V KILO MOANA SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL TITLE PREPARED BY: REVISION

  4. Charcoal kilos and environmental history in the eastern Pyrenees (France). A methodological approach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    #12;Charcoal kilos and environmental history in the eastern Pyrenees (France). A methodological years, an interdiscip1inary research prograrn on long-term forest history and the impact of metallurgy as a tool for reconstructing environmental history and ancient woodlands. Two different methods

  5. rillEdge is a software system that provides real-time deci-sion support when drilling oil wells. Decisions are sup-

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    Aamodt, Agnar

    are combined to provide best practices for how to handle the current situation. Verdande Technology hasD rillEdge is a software system that provides real-time deci- sion support when drilling oil wells on the surface and downhole when drilling. The real-time analysis identifies symptoms of problems, which

  6. Mechanism and Site Requirements for Ethanol Oxidation on Vanadium Oxide Domains Beata Kilos, Alexis T. Bell,* and Enrique Iglesia*

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    Bell, Alexis T.

    Mechanism and Site Requirements for Ethanol Oxidation on Vanadium Oxide Domains Beata Kilos, Alexis for ethanol oxidation to acetaldehyde were examined on VOx domains supported on -Al2O3 at surface densities dehydrogenation (ODH) of ethanol to acetaldehyde occurs at low temperatures (473-523 K) with high primary

  7. Molecular Structure and Free Energy Landscape for Electron Transport in the Deca-Heme Cytochrome MtrF

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    Breuer, Marian; Zarzycki, Piotr P.; Shi, Liang; Clarke, Thomas; Edwards, Marcus; Butt, Julea N.; Richardson, David J.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Zachara, John M.; Blumberger, Jochen; Rosso, Kevin M.

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The free energy profile for electron flow through the bacterial deca-heme cytochrome MtrF has been computed using thermodynamic integration and classical molecular dynamics. The extensive calculations on two versions of the structure help validate the method and results, because differences in the profiles can be related to differences in the charged amino acids local to specific heme groups. First estimates of reorganization free energies ? yield a range consistent with expectations for partially solvent exposed cofactors, and reveal an activation energy range surmountable for electron flow. Future work will aim at increasing the accuracy of ? with polarizable force field dynamics and quantum chemical energy gap calculations, as well as quantum chemical computation of electronic coupling matrix elements.

  8. SISTEMA NEURONAL R APIDO DE DECIS

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    Anjos, André

    informa?c?ao original. Apesar da compacta?c?ao da informa?c?ao, obt??em­se, ainda assim, uma elevada efici ON HIGH ENERGY CALORIMETRY Andr??e Rabello dos Anjos April/2001 Advisor: Jos??e Manoel de Seixas Department: Electrical Enginnering This work develops a fast neural classifier for high energy particle discrimination

  9. So How Do THey DeciDe

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  10. ---Choice, Deci$ion, and Mea$urement A. A. J. Marley (Ed.).

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    Nosofsky, Robert M.

    & Palmeri, in press). I then present some preliminary tests of the model's ability to fit highly structured. NOSOFSKY Indiana University ABSTRACT. Nosofsky and Palmeri (in press) proposed and tested an exemplar. In this chapter, after first reviewing the model, I present tests of its ability to fit categorization response

  11. SISTEMA NEURONAL RAPIDO DE DECIS~AO BASEADO EM CALORIMETRIA DE ALTAS ENERGIAS

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    Anjos, André

    ¸c~ao da informa¸c~ao, obt´em-se, ainda assim, uma elevada efici^encia de discrimina¸c~ao (97% para el for the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) FAST NEURAL DECISION SYSTEM BASED ON HIGH ENERGY CALORIMETRY Andr develops a fast neural classifier for high energy particle discrimination (electron/jet) at the second

  12. Smoothed Particle Inference: A Kilo-Parametric Method for X-ray Galaxy Cluster Modeling

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    Peterson, John R.; Marshall, P.J.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Andersson, K.; /Stockholm U. /SLAC

    2005-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose an ambitious new method that models the intracluster medium in clusters of galaxies as a set of X-ray emitting smoothed particles of plasma. Each smoothed particle is described by a handful of parameters including temperature, location, size, and elemental abundances. Hundreds to thousands of these particles are used to construct a model cluster of galaxies, with the appropriate complexity estimated from the data quality. This model is then compared iteratively with X-ray data in the form of adaptively binned photon lists via a two-sample likelihood statistic and iterated via Markov Chain Monte Carlo. The complex cluster model is propagated through the X-ray instrument response using direct sampling Monte Carlo methods. Using this approach the method can reproduce many of the features observed in the X-ray emission in a less assumption-dependent way that traditional analyses, and it allows for a more detailed characterization of the density, temperature, and metal abundance structure of clusters. Multi-instrument X-ray analyses and simultaneous X-ray, Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ), and lensing analyses are a straight-forward extension of this methodology. Significant challenges still exist in understanding the degeneracy in these models and the statistical noise induced by the complexity of the models.

  13. Lubricants Market to Record 44,165.11 Kilo Tons Volume by 2020...

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    Automotive oils sector is further segmented into hydraulic oil, engine oil, and gear oil. Improving GDP in developing nations such as India and China has significantly spurred...

  14. Lubricants Market to Record 44,165.11 Kilo Tons Volume by 2020 Driven by

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOf KilaueaInformation Other4Q07) WindLow Voltage CablesWellsIGrowing

  15. 33S PR I NG 2012 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE down to a depth of nearly 2,900 kilo-

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    . Synthetic seismograms are models that use wave-propagation data to help model the earth's structure earth is an incredible, dynamic system," says geophysicist Mike Gurnis, whose specialty is computa--from a variety of sources--and integrate them into a comprehensive model. Some of this data is taken from

  16. DISCOVERY OF THREE z > 6.5 QUASARS IN THE VISTA KILO-DEGREE INFRARED GALAXY (VIKING) SURVEY

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    Venemans, B. P.

    Studying quasars at the highest redshifts can constrain models of galaxy and black hole formation, and it also probes the intergalactic medium in the early universe. Optical surveys have to date discovered more than 60 ...

  17. Molecular Structure and Free Energy Landscape for Electron Transport...

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    Structure and Free Energy Landscape for Electron Transport in the Deca-Heme Cytochrome MtrF. Molecular Structure and Free Energy Landscape for Electron Transport in the Deca-Heme...

  18. Mother nature as a wire manufacturer | EMSL

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    Reference: Breuer M, P Zarzycki, Jochen Blumberger, and KM Rosso. 2012. "Thermodynamics of Electron Flow in the Bacterial Deca-heme Cytochrome MtrF." Journal of the...

  19. "DECISION CAN": UMA BIBLIOTECA DE CASOS PARA TOMADA DE DECISO

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    Antunes, Pedro

    . Este modelo permite organizar o modo como os utilizadores interagem com a base de dados, explorando, analisando e seleccionando casos. A base de dados encontra-se presentemente com 75 casos de decisão em grupo artigo descreve um sistema de suporte à tomada de decisão em grupo. O sistema baseia- se numa base de

  20. Power Module User's Manual 3/2/05 Commercial Confidential

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    by forced ventilation systems kW Kilowatt kPa(g) Kilo-Pascals gauge pressure LPH Litres per hour MTBF Mean

  1. Testing and Evaluation of a Power Factor Correction for Power-Savings Potential

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    Alotaibi, A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was then reduced from 13.9 to 3.0 kVAR (kilo volts amps reactive), the apparent power was decreased from 17.5 to 11.0 kVA (kilo volts amps). and the current was reduced from 23.4 to 14.5 amps. The Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW) in Kuwait is expected...

  2. Communications to the Editor Carbenic Rearrangement and Fragmentationof

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    RajanBabu, T. V. "Babu"

    of their transannular interactions resulting in carbon-skeleton frag- mentation to give acetylenic cycloheptatrienes of the resulting exo-7-bromobicyclo[4.3.l]deca-2,4,8-triene (12b) with lithium triethylb

  3. In This Issue: Introduction

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    Garcia, Alfredo

    CISOs are taking a growing interest in the po- tential applications of risk analysis methods to deci). The pur- pose was to provide a forum for CISOs (about 25 par- ticipated representing a variety of business

  4. CHARACTERIZING CONVERSATIONAL GROUP DYNAMICS USING NONVERBAL Dinesh Babu Jayagopi1,2

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    Gatica-Perez, Daniel

    the Augmented MultiParty Corpus (AMI) corpus [10] and The Apprentice [11] (a subset of US reality TV show a remote control, the groups in the Apprentice dataset need to debate and help the boss deci

  5. Total Estimated Contract Cost: Performance Period Total Fee Paid

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    Wastren-EnergX Mission Support LLC Contract Number: DE-CI0000004 Contract Type: Cost Plus Award Fee 128,879,762 Contract Period: December 2009 - July 2015 Fee Information...

  6. CMNE/CILAMCE 2007 Porto, 13 a 15 de Junho, 2007

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    Slatton, Clint

    histórico dos dados de entrada u(n); u(n-1); ... apresentados à RNN, isto é, existe uma função E tal que x dos dados de entrada [1]. Em [1], Jaeger investigou qual poderia ser o benefício se os estados da RNN controle determina a decisão ótima com base na previsão de futuras vazões afluentes, e esta decisão é

  7. Data:A563ad4a-6f47-40bd-9bfa-d67a6d66a93d | Open Energy Information

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    which may interfere with service to other customers, or all transformer-type welding machines larger than 25 kilo-volt amperes, will not be served on this rate. Source or...

  8. Data:84e2fa36-5dd3-49d9-9563-8f646c3f8450 | Open Energy Information

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    which may interfere with service to other customers, or all transformer-type welding machines larger than 25 kilo-volt amperes, will not be served on this rate. Source or...

  9. Quality of life (QOL) is usually defined as a person's general well-being,

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    Torgersen, Christian

    facilities (quality) Fire services quality Responsiveness of local government Sanitation services quality of kilo- watt hours of electricity. · The area has the world's largest deposit of trona, supplying 90 quality Hunting opportunities Outdoor recreation opportunities Medical facilities (amount) Medical

  10. Original Article Exploration of the extracellular space by a large-scale

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    De Robertis, Eddy M.

    mechanisms that underly cell-cell interactions. The importance of intercellular signaling has long been, insulin-like growth factor; kD, kilo Dalton; LiCl, lithium chloride; NCBI, national center

  11. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND WORKSHOP ON EXPERIMENTS AND DETECTORS FOR A RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER (RHIC), LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY, MAY 25-29, 1987

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    Ritter, Hans Georg

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    0.1 seconds per track on a VAX 780, approximately linear into approximately 500 x VAX 780 speed (roughly a kiloVAX)coupled by Ethernet to a VAX online computer as. part of its

  12. Feeding Bone Meal to Range Cattle on the Coastal Plains of Texas : Preliminary Report.

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    Schmidt, H.

    1926-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TO RANGE CATTLE 15 Ullllt deca espc T : (Figure 4), or a piece of old hide that has not yet completely yed. Occasionally an animal may be seen licking on the partially ~sed bones of a foul-smelling carcass. he facts related above have probably been...

  13. UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FISICAS Y MATEMATICAS

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    Gavilan, Marcel G. Clerc

    ´on de estas, la cual satisface una fuerza efectiva que decae exponencialmente con la distancia entre diluido de estados coherentes, A partir de lo cual he mostrado que la distancia promedio crece con el´etricamente, encontrando un acuerdo consistente. ii #12;´Indice general 1. Introducci´on 1 1.1. Alcances de este trabajo de

  14. International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and KnowledgeBased Systems c World Scientific Publishing Company

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    Publishing Company INTERVALVALUED DEGREES OF BELIEF: APPLICATIONS OF INTERVAL COMPUTATIONS TO EXPERT SYSTEMS doctors successfully cure diseases; expert geologists find oil; expert astronauts know how to dock the experts in the field, there are a few top experts whose deci sions turn out to be the most efficient

  15. International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems fc World Scientific Publishing Company

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    Publishing Company INTERVAL-VALUED DEGREES OF BELIEF: APPLICATIONS OF INTERVAL COMPUTATIONS TO EXPERT SYSTEMS successfully cure diseases; expert geologists find oil; expert astronauts know how to dock and land the Space in the field, there are a few top experts whose deci- sions turn out to be the most efficient. Since

  16. ERDC TN-DOER-R18 October 2011

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    ERDC TN-DOER-R18 October 2011 An Introduction to Us ing B ayes ian Networks to Model Dredging Decis introduction to Bayesian networks and discusses how they might be applied to model dredging decisions a detailed example demonstrating how Bayesian networks could be used to model navigation dredging decisions

  17. 732 journal of law, medicine & ethics Problem Formulation

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    Nelson, Kristen C.

    Governance and Environmental Risk Assessment for Technologies: A Methodology for Problem Analysis by a technology whose use has poten- tial environmental risks, some form of risk analysis is typically conducted considered a decision-sup- port tool, it is now sometimes used to legitimize a deci- sion to stakeholders

  18. 4, 13011335, 2007 Applications and

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    Boyer, Edmond

    land and water uses while protecting and sustaining water resources. This relies on the involvement System Sciences GIBSI: an integrated modelling system for watershed management sample applications, they find an application in integrated watershed management, as deci- sion support systems (DSS). GIBSI

  19. MAIS E MENOS Q J Grande feito foi odo ciclista portu-

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    fusão da Clássica com a Técnica de Lisboa. Perfeito foi Barack Obama a comentar a decisão judicial que Tour de França, igualando o recorde de Joaquim Agostinho. Outro feito é o de Cruz Serra, que se torna

  20. MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA BIOTECNOLOGIA AMBIENTAL Instituto Superior Tcnico

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    contextos municipais e industriais, com base em dados fornecidos (relacionados com casos práticos tomada de decisão (livros, revistas científicas/técnicas; bases de dados, etc.). A avaliação envolve duas efluentes gasosos, líquidos e sólidos de actividades municipais e industriais, tomando como base casos

  1. Nordisk kernesikkerhedsforskning Norrnar kjarnryggisrannsknir

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    ................................................................................................................. 4 2 Deposition of radioactive global fallout in Norway from nuclear weapons tests....... 5 2......................................................................................................... 16 3 Accumulated 90 Sr deposition in the Faroe Islands from nuclear weapons tests ....... 19 3 is the underlying food- and dose-module in several computerised deci- sion-making systems. Key words Nuclear weapons

  2. the fast-moving era of the Internet, school leaders and parents increasingly face a dilemma: Is it possible to

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    and smart Internet usage by children? To help parents and school leaders make better deci- sions, the National School Boards Foundation worked with Grun- wald Associates, a leading market research firm, children who use the Internet are more likely to log on at home than at school. In light of the survey

  3. Bonding and Structure of Ceramic-Ceramic Interfaces Kohei Shimamura,1,2,3

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    Southern California, University of

    interfacial design of high-temperature ceramic composites for broad applications such as power generation [3,4]) play a deci- sive role in determining material properties of ceramics. An archetypal ceramic-ceramic service temperatures in their applications such as turbines in power generators [9]. Though structural

  4. The Fisheries and Fish Trade of Portugal

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    -3 percent of the labor force is employed in fJsheries related activity (canning, cold storage, etc was over 29 kilos) and for export earnings (US$98.4 million in 1979). The industry is characterized by lack- tunities for foreign sales to Portugal and investment in Portuguese industry are expected to grow

  5. Mr Jacques Chirac President of the French Republic

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    to the South, whose representatives I warmly welcome. Europe and France particularly appreciate the honour you warming call for a revolution in our methods of production and consumption. It is our duty to undertake of seawater as a litre of oil or a kilo of coal. #12;A great deal of progress has been made since the first

  6. ANTARCTIC OFFSHORE LEADS AND POLYNYAS AND OCEANOGRAPHIC EFFECTS H. Jay Zwally and J. C. Comiso

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    Gordon, Arnold L.

    water are located within the Antarctic sea ice pack in a near-shore zone of several hundred kilo- meters Introduction The Antarctic sea ice pack is known to con- rain substantial areas of open water during all pack are highly variable located offshore of major outlet glaciers that as the sea ice grows, deforms

  7. Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests

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    Basset, Yves

    LETTERS Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests Vojtech Novotny1 , Scott E) and fruit (fruitflies, Diptera) found a low rate of change in species composition (beta diversity) across 75 of kilo- metres. Low beta diversity was also documented in groups with differing host specificity

  8. SusLabNWE: Integrating qualitative and quantitative data to understand peoples everyday energy behavior

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    Lockton, Dan; Bowden, Flora; Greene, Catherine; Brass, Clare; Gheerawo, Rama

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    design. Kybernetes, 36(9), 1301-1317 E.ON (undated). Whatsa (kilo)Watt? Coventry: E.ON UK. Fell, D. , King, G. (or even a boy band. (E.ON, undated) Van Dam et al (2010)

  9. For the Meyer Fund for Sustainable Development and the University of Oregon Department of Physics and the Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory

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    Oregon, University of

    and the Solar Radiation Monitoring LaboratoryG:SourcesforBackgroundInformation© Useful Web Sites: UO Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory Website: http://solardata.uoregon.edu/Educational Solar Radiation Basics Solar Electric Lesson Plans o What is a KiloWatt Hour? o Experiments

  10. 2002 Fall Meeting Cite abstracts as: Eos. Trans. AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract #####-##, 2002.

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    Kidd, William S. F.

    and footwall rocks in the Madi Khola allows us to begin to validate aspects of some models and eliminate others and Greater Himalayan rocks). We use Nd isotopes to map the MCT across the 60 kilo- meters between the Modi and Marsyandi Rivers based on previous studies that showed that Lesser Himalayan rocks contain more radiogenic

  11. Technical Report DHPC-015 Spatial Interpolation on Distributed,

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    Hawick, Ken

    grid resolutions of a few kilo- metres at best. Current forecasting technology is only beginning at a wavelength of approximately seven micro me- tres, chosen to be sensitive to water vapour. This is illustrated are investigating storage systems to handle on-line applicatio

  12. u.s. FISHERIES: A View of Their Status & Potential John P. Wis e

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    - April 1972.) Per -Capita Consumption & Use Increased utilization and importation of fishery products is perhaps best reflected in consumption and utilization per capita (Figure 2, Table 3) . Annual per-capita consumption of fishery products since 1951 has been relatively constant at about 5 kilo- grams. Per-capita

  13. Changes in protein expression in maturing equine testis: a quantitative DIGE analysis

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    Roper-Foo, Pilar

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    in -80 o C while awaiting mass spectrometric analysis. LC/MS/MS analysis and database search Nanospray LC/MS/MS was performed on an LCQ DecaXP 3D Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (ThermoFinnigan, San Jose, CA). Extracted peptides were concentrated... CHANGES IN PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN MATURING EQUINE TESTIS: A QUANTITATIVE DIGE ANALYSIS Major: Genetics April 2009 Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  14. Quantification Of Margins And Uncertainties: A Bayesian Approach (full Paper)

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    Wallstrom, Timothy C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties (QMU) is 'a formalism for dealing with the reliability of complex technical systems, and the confidence which can be placed in estimates of that reliability.' (Eardleyet al, 2005). In this paper, we show how QMU may be interpreted in the framework of Bayesian statistical inference, using a probabilistic network. The Bayesian approach clarifies the probabilistic underpinnings of the formalism, and shows how the formalism can be used for deciSion-making.

  15. Selected components of an oil spill contingency plan model

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    Starnater, Carol Elizabeth

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Responsibility Section 311 of the Clean Water Act or FWPCA gave the President the responsibility for issuing the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (The Plan). In turn, this task was delegated to the Council on Environmental... administratively oriented, i. e. management personnel are assigned spill-related tasks but the tools needed to carry out the response are not detailed in the plan. Other plans focus primarily an the response phase, neglecting pre-spill deci- sions. Oil spill...

  16. Groundwater Conservation Districts: Success Stories

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    Porter, Dana; Persyn, Russell A.; Enciso, Juan

    1999-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    these limited resources is increasing, so our aquifers must be conserved and protected for the benefit of the state?s economy, our natural ecosystems, and our quality of life. The Texas Water Code, Chapter 36, calls for the creation of Groundwater Conservation... groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions.? In Texas, local deci- sion making through Groundwater Conservation Districts has been the rule and not the exception. In fact, Groundwater Conservation Districts are the state?s preferred method of groundwater...

  17. The grotesque in Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and The Tyrant by Ramon Del Valle-Inclan

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    Peterson, Valerie Hoppe

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LO GROTESCO EN DON UIJOTE DE LA MANCHA POR MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA Y TIRANO BANDERAS POR RAMON DEL VALLE-INCLAN Tesis por VALERIE HOPPE PETERSON Presentada a la Oficina de Estudios Graduados de Texas A&M University En cumplimiento... socio- psicologico. El estudio del arte popular era el estudio del hombre y su sociedad, sus intereses, su entretenamiento, sus deseos y demandas, sus quejas y criticas. Wright queria apoyar una teori. a antigua que deci. a que lo grotesco expresaba...

  18. A study of the feasibility and applicability of the decision table as an effective tool in programming computers

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    Dippel, Gene Harvey

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Acting in this capacity, his first obli- gation is to positively identify and formally record the policy deci- sions expressed by operating management [36), It follows that the pol- icy makers must be able to communicate their decisions to the analyst... of problem definition and in the documen- tation of programs, the decision table offers to facilitate efficiency in programming. The decision table has been effectively used to ana- lyze, formulate, and record the decision logic of programs in which...

  19. Version auteur 1 MODELO DE PREVISO HIDROLGICA: CRITRIOS DE AVALIO E

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    e possibilitar a assimilação de dados de vazão coletados em tempo real, o modelo responde a um modelo e suas representações matématicas como o produto operacional que servirá de base para a tomada de decisão. Palavras-Chave ­ Previsão hidrológica, modelo hidrológico, assimilação de dados em tempo real

  20. Um quinto dos cursos tem taxa

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Eco- nómico teve acesso - que está a servir de base para a decisão das novas vagas a abrir nas uni no primeiro trimestre deste ano. ? a partir destes dados, for- necidos pelo lEFP, que a tutela actualiza o os estudantes associem es- tes dados à qualidade das insti- tuições e frisa: "O que estes da- dos

  1. Comparative Genomics of Gossypium spp. through GBS and Candidate Genes Delving into the Controlling Factors behind Photoperiodic Flowering

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    Young, Carla Jo Logan

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    COMPARATIVE GENOMICS OF GOSSYPIUM SPP. THROUGH GBS AND CANDIDATE GENES ? DELVING INTO THE CONTROLLING FACTORS BEHIND PHOTOPERIODIC FLOWERING A Dissertation by CARLA JO LOGAN YOUNG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A.../Deletion Polymorphism IPGB Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology Ka Non-synonymous Nucleotide Substitution Rate kb Kilobase(s) kDa KiloDalton Ks Synonymous Nucleotide Substitution Rate LD Long Day LD Linkage Disequilibrium MAS Marker Assisted...

  2. Unidades de Energa Energa mecanica

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    Bor, Gil

    refrescos) = 11.7 kilowatt-hora (1 foco prendido 117 hrs)] Energa solar Radiacion solar en la tierra: 1 kilowatt por metro cuadrado (max.) [El promedio es la 1/4 parte. Un calentador solar da 60 %; celda-watt-segundo ; 1 cerrillo que se quema = 1 kilo-joule; 1 latido de corazon = 0.5 joules Mas informacion: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energia

  3. Comparative Genomics of Gossypium spp. through GBS and Candidate Genes Delving into the Controlling Factors behind Photoperiodic Flowering

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    Young, Carla Jo Logan

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    COMPARATIVE GENOMICS OF GOSSYPIUM SPP. THROUGH GBS AND CANDIDATE GENES ? DELVING INTO THE CONTROLLING FACTORS BEHIND PHOTOPERIODIC FLOWERING A Dissertation by CARLA JO LOGAN YOUNG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A.../Deletion Polymorphism IPGB Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology Ka Non-synonymous Nucleotide Substitution Rate kb Kilobase(s) kDa KiloDalton Ks Synonymous Nucleotide Substitution Rate LD Long Day LD Linkage Disequilibrium MAS Marker Assisted...

  4. Real-Time Pricing- A Flexible Alternative for Electrical Power Supply

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    Reynolds, S. D.; Frye, A. O. Jr.

    REAL-TIME PRICING - A FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE ..OR ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY S. D. REYNOLDS Manager of Industrial Marketing & Services Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga, Tennessee ABSTRACT In an increasingly competitive operating... conditions to more tl,an 240 mills per kilo,~atthollr 78 REAL-TIME PRICING A FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE rOR ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY S. D. REYNOLDS Manager of Industrial Marketing & Services Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga, Tennessee ABSTRACT...

  5. Relationships among distribution of milk proteins and transmitting ability and yield of milk, efficiency of protein yield and biochemical polymorphisms in Holstein and Jersey cows

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    Nmai, Iris Bella

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for first and second stages (trimesters) of lactation. Concentrate Ingredient Stage 1 Stage 2 Corn Kilo 21 55 49 35 Wheat bran Cottonseed meal 9. 60 Limestone Trace minera1 salt Dicalcium phosphate Magnesium oxide Sulfur Vitamin A 1. 00 . 10... to differences in stage of lacta- tion, parity or somatic cell counts. Variation in CN was greater among Holsteins than Jerseys. In early lactation, Jerseys had 4. 7' more protein as casein than Holsteins. Over the two trimesters of lactation, casein...

  6. Relationships of pocket gophers of the genus Geomys from the Central and Northern Great Plains

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    Heaney, Lawrence R.; Timm, Robert M.

    1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .Kansas:CheyenneandSherman.15.Kansas:RawlinsandThomas. 16.Kansas:Deca-turandNorton.17.Kansas:Graham.18.Kansas:Rooks.19.Kansas:Greeley,Logan,Wallace,andWichita. 20.Kan-sas:Trego.21.Kansas:Ellis.22.Colo-rado:AdamsandMorgan.23.Colorado...:Larimer,Logan,andWeld. 24.Colo-rado:BoulderandDouglas.25.Wyom-ing:Converse,Niobrara,andWeston. 26.Wyoming:Goshen,Laramie,andPlatte.27.Nebraska:ScottsBluff.28.Nebraska:Banner,Cheyenne,andKim- ball.29.Nebraska:Sioux.30.Ne-braska:DawesandSouthDakota:FallRiver.31.South...

  7. Neo-Latin News

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    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    certain originality in his decision to compose dialogues in prose on the model of Lucian, a conservative choice anchored to a tradition of the past, that of Greco-Latin humanism, which was dying out? (44). This deci- sion on Rorario?s part reflects... Lusinini Satyricon and the Argenis, the latter first printed in Paris in 1621, a work which enjoyed some fifty editions in the next two hundred years or so, and was in addition trans- lated into English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish...

  8. Irrigation-suitability land classification of the Rechna Doab in Pakistan

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    Rehman, Gauhar

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . So the practice of providing only additional water f?r reclamati&m is wasting precious irrigation resources. Low salinity level requires very little water for h aching and the soil vrould improve by application of gypsum. Reclamation Programs...&&n in irrigation and soil water (as propos&. d by Ifhoades, (19i2)), has b&. en included in the models constraint set. The use of this model facilitates planning deci- sions like quantities and locations of all resource inputs, mixing ratios bet&veen different...

  9. The southeastern snowstorms of 10-13 January and 8-11 February 1973

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    Tang, Jiann-Sang Al

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to give a nece sary condition for forecasting snow (sleet and freezing rain) vs rain. A three- dimensional approach i necessary in order to describe properly the relation among the types of precipitation. DEDICATION To my Nother ond Father, Yua... or equal to zero. Hilworth and Bailey (1971), using 1000-mb vs 850-mb wet- bulb temperature, designed a decision graph f' or the forecasting of rain, freezing rain, mixed precipitation, or snow. The deci ion graph for this method is given in Fig. l...

  10. The Crystal Structure of the Extracellular 11-heme Cytochrome UndA Reveals a Conserved 10-heme Motif and Defined Binding Site for Soluble Iron Chelates.

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    Edwards, Marcus; Hall, Andrea; Shi, Liang; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Zachara, John M.; Butt, Julea N.; Richardson, David; Clarke, Thomas A.

    2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Members of the genus Shewanella translocate deca- or undeca-heme cytochromes to the external cell surface thus enabling respiration using extracellular minerals and polynuclear Fe(III) chelates. The high resolution structure of the first undeca-heme outer membrane cytochrome, UndA, reveals a crossed heme chain with four potential electron ingress/egress sites arranged within four domains. Sequence and structural alignment of UndA and the deca-heme MtrF reveals the extra heme of UndA is inserted between MtrF hemes 6 and 7. The remaining UndA hemes can be superposed over the heme chain of the decaheme MtrF, suggesting that a ten heme core is conserved between outer membrane cytochromes. The UndA structure is the first outer membrane cytochrome to be crystallographically resolved in complex with substrates, an Fe(III)-nitrilotriacetate dimer or an Fe(III)-citrate trimer. The structural resolution of these UndA-Fe(III)-chelate complexes provides a rationale for previous kinetic measurements on UndA and other outer membrane cytochromes.

  11. Forced Oscillations in Fluid Tori and Quasi-Periodic Oscillations

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    William H. Lee

    2005-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The kilo-Hertz Quasi--Periodic Oscillations in X-ray binaries could originate within the accretion flow, and be a signature of non--linear fluid oscillations and mode coupling in strong gravity. The possibility to decipher these systems will impact our knowledge of fundamental parameters such as the neutron star mass, radius, and spin. Thus they offer the possibility to constrain the nuclear equation of state and the rotation parameter of stellar--mass black holes. We review the general properties of these oscillations from a hydrodynamical point of view, when the accretion flow is subject to external perturbations and summarize recent results.

  12. The application of bi-level non-linear programming to the aluminum industry

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    Nicholls, M.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper a bi-level non-linear mathematical model of an aluminum smelter is described. The model is based on the Portland Aluminum smelter and aims at maximizing the aluminum production while minimizing the costs associated with the production of this maximum output. The model has two variables, the power input (kilo-Amperes) and the setting cycle (of the anode replacement). The solution algorithm, based on a grid search which enumerates the appropriate intersections of the resource and other constraints is then discussed. Additionally, some of the areas currently being developed, including sensitivity analysis and the incorporation of dependencies between some of the variables and coefficients are considered.

  13. Paleoenvironment of an upper Cotton Valley (Knowles limestone) patch reef, Milam County, Texas

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    Cregg, Allen Kent

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (Head of' Department) ( Mem'her ) (Member) May 198Z ABSTRACT Paleoenvironment of an Upper Cotton Valley (Knowles Limestone) Patch Reef, Milam County, Texas (May 1982) Allen Kent Cregg, B. S. , University of New Orleans Chairman of Advisory.... Depth in kilo- meters (km) and thousands of feet (kft). Two-way time in seconds {sec). (Seismic section courtesy of Mohil Producing Texas and New Mexico Incorporated-United Geo- physical). - NW 1? 5 2? SR I A 1 SA 2 1 'I S ? 10 4? 15'-' 5? Z...

  14. Evolution of candidate transcriptional regulatory motifs since the human-chimpanzee divergence

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    Donaldson, Ian J; Gottgens, Berthold

    2006-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    chromosome into 50 kilo- base (kb) nonoverlapping tiles and calculated the following: the relative number of mouse-chimpanzee conserved sites as a proportion of these sites on the chromosome; the relative number of human mutated sites as a proportion... enrichment at 9.68, 6.33, and 12.67, respectively. Chromosome Y only had two enriched tiles and we set enrichment thresholds to 6, 5, and 10, respec- tively. The chromosome specific data were plotted against the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC...

  15. Kimball Wind Project Wind Farm | Open Energy Information

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  17. Detonation of Meta-stable Clusters

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    Kuhl, Allen; Kuhl, Allen L.; Fried, Laurence E.; Howard, W. Michael; Seizew, Michael R.; Bell, John B.; Beckner, Vincent; Grcar, Joseph F.

    2008-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the energy accumulation in meta-stable clusters. This energy can be much larger than the typical chemical bond energy (~;;1 ev/atom). For example, polymeric nitrogen can accumulate 4 ev/atom in the N8 (fcc) structure, while helium can accumulate 9 ev/atom in the excited triplet state He2* . They release their energy by cluster fission: N8 -> 4N2 and He2* -> 2He. We study the locus of states in thermodynamic state space for the detonation of such meta-stable clusters. In particular, the equilibrium isentrope, starting at the Chapman-Jouguet state, and expanding down to 1 atmosphere was calculated with the Cheetah code. Large detonation pressures (3 and 16 Mbar), temperatures (12 and 34 kilo-K) and velocities (20 and 43 km/s) are a consequence of the large heats of detonation (6.6 and 50 kilo-cal/g) for nitrogen and helium clusters respectively. If such meta-stable clusters could be synthesized, they offer the potential for large increases in the energy density of materials.

  18. An optimal state-age replacement policy for a semi-Markov deterioration process / by Tilden Newton Mike

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    Mikel, Tilden Newton

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    z P(i. J) = I for all 1 ~ E. j = 0 The policy vector x is the set of decisions at each state (Kp, Kz . . . K ) where x. indicates the decis1on to replace the system 1 given that 1t has been in state 1 for x. units of time. Each x. 1 1 has a... interval [O, t]. The cumulative probability distribution for the sojourn time in state i is denoted by H(i, ') for i ~ E and is given by H(i, t) = z 0(i, j, t) for i, j e E, t ~ 0. j e A constraint imposed on the system is that the cumulative proba...

  19. The development of a decision-directed modem for quadrature duobinary signaling

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    Eggers, Mitchell Donn

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the received samp1es according to a) Case I, b) Case II, c) Case III. 47 symbol decis1on (sk 1), resulting in a detector which sets sk = 6 k 4 if and only if (k6Z kPk'k-=6)&P k k k'k- ali j j )t Now, the Gaussian noise density is s1ngle dimensional since... )] cosy - [A(q(t ) + a') r. '(t )= 1 m (m odd) + n (t )] sing . q m for m = 1, 5, 9, . . . (3. 10a) -[A(i(t ) + z') + n. (t )] cosy + [A(q(t ) + a') + n (t )] sing q m for m = 3, 7, 11, . . . (3. 10b) ()-Channel [A(i(t ) + a') + n. (th. )] sini...

  20. Generation and Characterization of Electron Bunches with Ramped Current Profiles in a Dual-Frequency Superconducting Linear Accelerator

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    Piot, P [Northern Illinois U.; Fermilab; Behrens, C; Gerth, C; Dohlus, M [DESY; Lemery, F; Mihalcea, D [Northern Illinois U.; Stoltz, P [Tech-X, Boulder; Vogt, M [DESY

    2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the successful experimental generation of electron bunches with ramped current profiles. The technique relies on impressing nonlinear correlations in the longitudinal phase space using a superconducing radiofrequency linear accelerator operating at two frequencies and a current-enhancing dispersive section. The produced {approx} 700-MeV bunches have peak currents of the order of a kilo-Ampere. Data taken for various accelerator settings demonstrate the versatility of the method and in particular its ability to produce current profiles that have a quasi-linear dependency on the longitudinal (temporal) coordinate. The measured bunch parameters are shown, via numerical simulations, to produce gigavolt-per-meter peak accelerating electric fields with transformer ratios larger than 2 in dielectric-lined waveguides.

  1. Design and imaging performance of achromatic diffractive/refractive X-ray and Gamma-ray Fresnel lenses

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    Gerald K. Skinner

    2004-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Achromatic combinations of a diffractive Phase Fresnel Lens and a refractive correcting element have been proposed for X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy and for microlithography, but considerations of absorption often dictate that the refractive component be given a stepped profile, resulting in a double Fresnel lens. The imaging performance of corrected Fresnel lenses, with and without `stepping' is investigated and the trade-off between resolution and useful bandwidth in different circumstances is discussed. Provided the focal ratio is large, correction lenses made of low atomic number materials can be used with X-rays in the range approximately 10--100 keV without stepping. The use of stepping extends the possibility of correction to higher aperture systems, to energies as low as a few kilo electron volts and to gamma-rays of $\\sim$ mega electron volt energy.

  2. Generation and Characterization of Electron Bunches with Ramped Current Profiles in a Dual-Frequency Superconducting Linear Accelerator

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    Piot, P; Fermilab; Behrens, C; Gerth, C; Dohlus, M; Lemery, F; Mihalcea, D; Stoltz, P; Vogt, M

    2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the successful experimental generation of electron bunches with ramped current profiles. The technique relies on impressing nonlinear correlations in the longitudinal phase space using a superconducing radiofrequency linear accelerator operating at two frequencies and a current-enhancing dispersive section. The produced {approx} 700-MeV bunches have peak currents of the order of a kilo-Ampere. Data taken for various accelerator settings demonstrate the versatility of the method and in particular its ability to produce current profiles that have a quasi-linear dependency on the longitudinal (temporal) coordinate. The measured bunch parameters are shown, via numerical simulations, to produce gigavolt-per-meter peak acceleratingmoreelectric fields with transformer ratios larger than 2 in dielectric-lined waveguides.less

  3. Polyamide 66 as a Cryogenic Dielectric

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    Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Polyzos, Georgios [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL; James, David Randy [ORNL; Ellis, Alvin R [ORNL; Messman, Jamie M [ORNL; Aytug, Tolga [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvements in superconductor and cryogenic technologies enable novel power apparatus, \\eg, cables, transformers, fault current limiters, generators, \\etc, with better device characteristics than their conventional counterparts. In these applications electrical insulation materials play an important role in system weight, footprint (size), and voltage level. The trend in the electrical insulation material selection has been to adapt or to employ conventional insulation materials to these new systems. However, at low temperatures, thermal contraction and loss of mechanical strength in many materials make them unsuitable for superconducting power applications. In this paper, a widely used commercial material was characterized as a potential cryogenic dielectric. The material is used in ``oven bag'' a heat-resistant polyamide (nylon) used in cooking (produced by Reynolds\\textregistered, Richmond, VA, USA). It is first characterized by Fourier transform infrared and x-ray diffraction techniques and determined to be composed of polyamide 66 (PA66) polymer. Secondly the complex dielectric permittivity and dielectric breakdown strength of the PA66 films are investigated. The dielectric data are then compared with data reported in the literature. A comparison of dielectric strength with a widely used high-temperature superconductor electrical insulation material, polypropylene-laminated paper (PPLP\\texttrademark\\ a product of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Japan), is provided. It is observed that the statistical analysis of the PA66 films yields 1\\% failure probability at $127\\ \\kilo\\volt\\milli\\meter^{-1}$; this value is approximately $46\\ \\kilo\\volt\\milli\\meter^{-1}$ higher than PPLP\\texttrademark. It is concluded that PA66 may be a good candidate for cryogenic applications. Finally, a summary of dielectric properties of some of the commercial tape insulation materials and various polymers is also provided.

  4. Calculating free energy profiles in biomolecular systems from fast non-equilibrium processes

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    Forney, Michael; Kosztin, Ioan

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Often gaining insight into the functioning of biomolecular systems requires to follow their dynamics along a microscopic reaction coordinate (RC) on a macroscopic time scale, which is beyond the reach of current all atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. A practical approach to this inherently multiscale problem is to model the system as a fictitious overdamped Brownian particle that diffuses along the RC in the presence of an effective potential of mean force (PMF) due to the rest of the system. By employing the recently proposed FR method [I. Kosztin et al., J. of Chem. Phys. 124, 064106 (2006)], which requires only a small number of fast nonequilibrium MD simulations of the system in both forward and time reversed directions along the RC, we reconstruct the PMF: (1) of deca-alanine as a function of its end-to-end distance, and (2) that guides the motion of potassium ions through the gramicidin A channel. In both cases the computed PMFs are found to be in good agreement with previous results obtained by ...

  5. A fluorescence-based method for rapid and direct determination of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Water

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    Shan, Huimei; Liu, Chongxuan; Wang, Zheming; Ma, Teng; Shang, Jianying; Pan, Duoqiang

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new method was developed for rapid and direct measurement of aqueous polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) using fluorescence spectroscopy. The fluorescence spectra of aqueous tri- to deca-BDE (BDE28, 47, 99, 153, 190 and 209) that are commonly found in environment were determined at variable emission and excitation wavelengths. The results revealed that the PBDEs have distinct fluorescence spectral profiles and peak positions that can be exploited to identify these species and determine their concentrations in aqueous solutions. The detection limits as determined in deionized water spiked with PBDEs are 1.71-5.82 ng/L for BDE28, BDE47, BDE190 and BDE209, and 45.55-69.95 ng/L for BDE99 and BDE153. The effects of environmental variables including pH, humic substance, and groundwater chemical composition on PBDEs measurements were also investigated. These environmental variables affected fluorescence intensity, but their effect can be corrected through linear additivity and separation of spectral signal contribution. Compared with conventional GC-based analytical methods, the fluorescence spectroscopy method is more efficient as it only uses a small amount of samples (4 ml), avoids lengthy complicated concentration and extraction steps, and has a low detection limit of a few ng/L.

  6. Ferroelectric opening switches for large-scale pulsed power drivers.

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    Brennecka, Geoffrey L.; Rudys, Joseph Matthew; Reed, Kim Warren; Pena, Gary Edward; Tuttle, Bruce Andrew; Glover, Steven Frank

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fast electrical energy storage or Voltage-Driven Technology (VDT) has dominated fast, high-voltage pulsed power systems for the past six decades. Fast magnetic energy storage or Current-Driven Technology (CDT) is characterized by 10,000 X higher energy density than VDT and has a great number of other substantial advantages, but it has all but been neglected for all of these decades. The uniform explanation for neglect of CDT technology is invariably that the industry has never been able to make an effective opening switch, which is essential for the use of CDT. Most approaches to opening switches have involved plasma of one sort or another. On a large scale, gaseous plasmas have been used as a conductor to bridge the switch electrodes that provides an opening function when the current wave front propagates through to the output end of the plasma and fully magnetizes the plasma - this is called a Plasma Opening Switch (POS). Opening can be triggered in a POS using a magnetic field to push the plasma out of the A-K gap - this is called a Magnetically Controlled Plasma Opening Switch (MCPOS). On a small scale, depletion of electron plasmas in semiconductor devices is used to affect opening switch behavior, but these devices are relatively low voltage and low current compared to the hundreds of kilo-volts and tens of kilo-amperes of interest to pulsed power. This work is an investigation into an entirely new approach to opening switch technology that utilizes new materials in new ways. The new materials are Ferroelectrics and using them as an opening switch is a stark contrast to their traditional applications in optics and transducer applications. Emphasis is on use of high performance ferroelectrics with the objective of developing an opening switch that would be suitable for large scale pulsed power applications. Over the course of exploring this new ground, we have discovered new behaviors and properties of these materials that were here to fore unknown. Some of these unexpected discoveries have lead to new research directions to address challenges.

  7. BRIGHT 'MERGER-NOVA' FROM THE REMNANT OF A NEUTRON STAR BINARY MERGER: A SIGNATURE OF A NEWLY BORN, MASSIVE, MILLISECOND MAGNETAR

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    Yu, Yun-Wei [Institute of Astrophysics, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China)] [Institute of Astrophysics, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China); Zhang, Bing; Gao, He, E-mail: yuyw@mail.ccnu.edu.cn, E-mail: zhang@physics.unlv.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (United States)

    2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A massive millisecond magnetar may survive the merger of a neutron star (NS) binary, which would continuously power the merger ejecta. We develop a generic dynamic model for the merger ejecta with energy injection from the central magnetar. The ejecta emission (the {sup m}erger-nova{sup )} powered by the magnetar peaks in the UV band and the peak of the light curve, progressively shifts to an earlier epoch with increasing frequency. A magnetar-powered merger-nova could have an optical peak brightness comparable to a supernova, which is a few tens or hundreds times brighter than the radioactive-powered merger-novae (the so-called macro-nova or kilo-nova). On the other hand, such a merger-nova would peak earlier and have a significantly shorter duration than that of a supernova. An early collapse of the magnetar could suppress the brightness of the optical emission and shorten its duration. Such millisecond-magnetar-powered merger-novae may be detected from NS-NS merger events without an observed short gamma-ray burst, and could be a bright electromagnetic counterpart for gravitational wave bursts due to NS-NS mergers. If detected, it suggests that the merger leaves behind a massive NS, which has important implications for the equation-of-state of nuclear matter.

  8. A magnetic field evolution scenario for brown dwarfs and giant planets

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    Reiners, Ansgar

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Very little is known about magnetic fields of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs. We use the energy flux scaling law presented by Christensen et al. (2009) to calculate the evolution of average magnetic fields in extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs under the assumption of fast rotation, which is probably the case for most of them. We find that massive brown dwarfs of about 70 M_Jup can have fields of a few kilo-Gauss during the first few hundred Million years. These fields can grow by a factor of two before they weaken after deuterium burning has stopped. Brown dwarfs with weak deuterium burning and extrasolar giant planets start with magnetic fields between ~100G and ~1kG at the age of a few Myr, depending on their mass. Their magnetic field weakens steadily until after 10Gyr it has shrunk by about a factor of 10. We use observed X-ray luminosities to estimate the age of the known extrasolar giant planets that are more massive than 0.3M_Jup and closer than 20pc. Taking into account the age estimate, and ass...

  9. CPT conservation and atmospheric neutrinos in the MINOS far detector

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    Becker, Bernard Raymond

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The MINOS Far Detector is a 5400 ton iron calorimeter located at the Soudan state park in Soudan Minnesota. The MINOS far detector can observe atmospheric neutrinos and separate charge current {nu}{sub {mu}} and {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} interactions by using a 1.4 T magnetic field to identify the charge of the produced muon. The CPT theorem requires that neutrinos and anti-neutrinos oscillate in the same way. In a fiducial exposure of 5.0 kilo-ton years a total of 41 candidate neutrino events are observed with an expectation of 53.1 {+-} 7.6(system.) {+-} 7.2(stat.) unoscillated events or 31.6 {+-} 4.7(system.) {+-} 5.6(stat.) events with {Delta}m{sup 2} = 2.4 x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}, sin{sup 2}(2{theta}) = 1.0 as oscillation parameters. These include 28 events which can have there charge identified with high confidence. These 28 events consist of 18 events consistent with being produced by {nu}{sub {mu}} and 10 events being consistent with being produced by {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}}. No evidence of CPT violation is observed.

  10. Development of Strengthened Bundle High Temperature Superconductors

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    Lue, J.W.; Lubell, M.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Demko, J.A. [Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States); Tomsic, M. [Plastronic, Inc., Troy, OH (United States); Sinha, U. [Southwire Company, Carollton, GA (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In the process of developing high temperature superconducting (HTS) transmission cables, it was found that mechanical strength of the superconducting tape is the most crucial property that needs to be improved. It is also desirable to increase the current carrying capacity of the conductor so that fewer layers are needed to make the kilo-amp class cables required for electric utility usage. A process has been developed by encapsulating a stack of Bi-2223/Ag tapes with a silver or non-silver sheath to form a strengthened bundle superconductor. This process was applied to HTS tapes made by the Continuous Tube Forming and Filling (CTFF) technique pursued by Plastronic Inc. and HTS tapes obtained from other manufacturers. Conductors with a bundle of 2 to 6 HTS tapes have been made. The bundled conductor is greatly strengthened by the non-silver sheath. No superconductor degradation as compared to the sum of the original critical currents of the individual tapes was seen on the finished conductors.

  11. Cosmic Ray Interactions in Shielding Materials

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    Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Kouzes, Richard T.; Ankney, Austin S.; Orrell, John L.; Berguson, Timothy J.; Troy, Meredith D.

    2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides a detailed study of materials used to shield against the hadronic particles from cosmic ray showers at Earths surface. This work was motivated by the need for a shield that minimizes activation of the enriched germanium during transport for the MAJORANA collaboration. The materials suitable for cosmic-ray shield design are materials such as lead and iron that will stop the primary protons, and materials like polyethylene, borated polyethylene, concrete and water that will stop the induced neutrons. The interaction of the different cosmic-ray components at ground level (protons, neutrons, muons) with their wide energy range (from kilo-electron volts to giga-electron volts) is a complex calculation. Monte Carlo calculations have proven to be a suitable tool for the simulation of nucleon transport, including hadron interactions and radioactive isotope production. The industry standard Monte Carlo simulation tool, Geant4, was used for this study. The result of this study is the assertion that activation at Earths surface is a result of the neutronic and protonic components of the cosmic-ray shower. The best material to shield against these cosmic-ray components is iron, which has the best combination of primary shielding and minimal secondary neutron production.

  12. Generation of Coherent X-Ray Radiation Through Modulation Compression

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    Qiang, Ji

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this letter, we propose a scheme to generate tunable coherent X-ray radiation for future light source applications. This scheme uses an energy chirped electron beam, a laser modulators, a laser chirper and two bunch compressors to generate a prebunched kilo-Ampere current electron beam from a few tens Ampere electron beam out of a linac. The initial modulation energy wavelength can be compressed by a factor of $1+h_b R_{56}^a$ in phase space, where $h_b$ is the energy bunch length chirp introduced by the laser chirper, $R_{56}^a$ is the momentum compaction factor of the first bunch compressor. As an illustration, we present an example to generate more than $400$ MW, $170$ atto-seconds pulse, $1$ nm coherent X-ray radiation using a $60$ Ampere electron beam out of the linac and $200$ nm laser seed. Both the final wavelength and the radiation pulse length in the proposed scheme are tunable by adjusting the compression factor and the laser parameters.

  13. Flexibility of short DNA helices with finite-length effect: from base pairs to tens of base pairs

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    Wu, Yuan-Yan; Zhang, Xi; Tan, Zhi-Jie

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Flexibility of short DNA helices is important for the biological functions such as nucleosome formation and DNA-protein recognition. Recent experiments suggest that short DNAs of tens of base pairs (bps) may have apparently higher flexibility than those of kilo bps, while there is still the debate on such high flexibility. In the present work, we have studied the flexibility of short DNAs with finite-length of 5 to 50 bps by the all-atomistic molecular dynamics simulations and Monte Carlo simulations with the worm-like chain model. Our microscopic analyses reveal that short DNAs have apparently high flexibility which is attributed to the significantly strong bending and stretching flexibilities of ~6 bps at each helix end. Correspondingly, the apparent persistence length lp of short DNAs increases gradually from ~29nm to ~45nm as DNA length increases from 10 to 50 bps, in accordance with the available experimental data. Our further analyses show that the short DNAs with excluding ~6 bps at each helix end have...

  14. Electric Power Delivery Testing Feasibility Study Task 6 Final Report

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    Thomas Tobin

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Final Report is covers the completion of the Electric Power Delivery Testing Feasibility Study. The objective of this project was to research, engineer, and demonstrate high-power laboratory testing protocols to accurately reproduce the conditions on the electric power grid representing both normal load switching and abnormalities such as short-circuit fault protection. Test circuits, equipment, and techniques were developed and proven at reduced power levels to determine the feasibility of building a large-scale high-power testing laboratory capable of testing equipment and systems at simulated high-power conditions of the U.S. power grid at distribution levels up through 38 kiloVolts (kV) and transmission levels up through 230 kV. The project delivered demonstrated testing techniques, high-voltage test equipment for load testing and synthetic short-circuit testing, and recommended designs for future implementation of a high-power testing laboratory to test equipment and systems, enabling increased reliability of the electric transmission and distribution grid.

  15. Transformation of the Bennet distribution in a rarefied gas

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    Movsesyants, Yu.B.; Chikhachev, A.S.

    1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The usual Bennet distribution of particles in a beam is characterized by a density which decreases comparatively slowly with increasing radius. This is a negative factor in the solution of problems associated with the formation of a thin, powerful, quasistationary, relativistic electron beam. Under sufficiently high pressure of the residual gas the effect of the current of secondary electrons of the plasma, produced by the ionization of the gas by the beam, on the state of the main beam must be taken into account. As a result of this effect, an equilibrium state of the relativistic beam with a drop in the particle density deeper than in the case of the Bennet distribution toward the periphery of the beam can form. For sufficiently high currents in the beam, say in excess of 1 kilo amp, the average Larmor radius of the electrons of the secondary plasma is shorter than the mean-free-path length and the flow of secondary electrons acquires, owing to the magnetization, a longitudinal component which can change the parameters of the beam if the secondary-electron current is comparable to the beam current. This paper examines these phenomena in a kinetic description of the beam and a magnetohydrodynamic description of the plasma.

  16. Reducing auxiliary power consumption with F. D. fans

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    Henson, G.E. (PSI Energy, Cayuga Generating Station, Cayuga, IN (US))

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On June 6, 1988, the Unit No. 1-A forced draft fan at Cayuga station failed in service. This failure and the subsequent replacement of the 1-A F.D. fan and 1.-B F.D. fan with a more energy efficient design, resulted in a reduction in auxiliary power consumption by 2,000 Kilo watts/hr. Annual savings are projected to be $129,000.00 for 1989. Cayuga station was designed and constructed with pressurized boilers. The forced draft fans supplied combustion air, and also were designed to force this air through the entire boiler. In 1975, induced draft (I.D.) fans were installed. This design change modified the boiler to a balanced draft system, which reduced the force or pressure of the air that the F.D. fans were required to supply. Operating as a balance draft unit, the station had considerably more F.D. fan capacity than was necessary. After the failure, a system and economic evaluation warranted a change in design specifications for the F.D. fans, with the quantity of air remaining unchanged, but supplied at a lower pressure. This paper deals with the cause of failure, economic details and justification of the new design fans, as well as the final testing of the fans after being placed in service.

  17. Generation of Coherent X-Ray Radiation Through Modulation Compression

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    Qiang, Ji; Wu, Juhao

    2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In this letter, we propose a scheme to generate tunable coherent X-ray radiation for future light source applications. This scheme uses an energy chirped electron beam, a laser modulators, a laser chirper and two bunch compressors to generate a prebunched kilo-Ampere current electron beam from a few tens Ampere electron beam out of a linac. The initial modulation energy wavelength can be compressed by a factor of 1 + h{sub b}R{sub 56}{sup a} phase space, where h{sub b} is the energy bunch length chirp introduced by the laser chirper, R{sub 56}{sup a} is the momentum compaction factor of the first bunch compressor. As an illustration, we present an example to generate more than 400 MW, 170 atto-seconds pulse, 1 nm coherent X-ray radiation using a 60 Ampere electron beam out. of the linac and 200 nm laser seed. Both the final wavelength and the radiation pulse length in the proposed scheme are tunable by adjusting the compression factor and the laser parameters.

  18. Strength and conformance testing of a GCL used in a solid waste landfill lining system

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    Merrill, K.S. [CH2M Hill, Anchorage, AK (United States); O`Brien, A.J. [CH2M Hill, Sacramento, CA (United States)

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes strength and conformance tests conducted on a Bentomat ST geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) used in a composite lining system for the Cells 4 and 5 expansion of the Anchorage Regional Landfill in Anchorage, Alaska. The Cells 4 and 5 lining system included use of an 80-mil, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner overlying a GCL on both the sideslopes and base of the cells. The use of this lining system in a Seismic Zone 4 area on relatively steep side slopes required careful evaluation of both internal shear strength of the GCL and interface friction between the GCL and textured HDPE. Laboratory tests were carried out to evaluate both peak and residual GCL internal strengths at normal loads up to 552 kiloPascals (80 pounds per square inch). Laboratory tests also were conducted to evaluate the interface strength between the GCL and Serrot box and point textured HDPE. Interface strengths between both woven and nonwoven sides of the GCL and the textured HDPE were evaluated. Considerations related to use of peak or residual strengths for various interim stability cases are described in this paper. Stability analyses using stress-dependent interface and internal strengths for the GCL are addressed. The quality assurance and conformance testing program adopted for the project on GCL is discussed also.

  19. Voltage breakdown limits at a high material temperature for rapid pulse heating in a vacuum

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    Pincosy, P A; Speer, R

    1999-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The proposed Advanced Hydro Facility (AHF) is required to produce multi-pulse radiographs. Electron beam pulse machines with sub-microsecond repetition are not yet available to test the problem of electron beam propagation through the hydro-dynamically expanding plasma from the nearby previously heated target material. A proposed test scenario includes an ohmically heated small volume of target material simulating the electron beam heating, along with an actual electron beam pulse impinging on nearby target material. A pulse power heating circuit was tested to evaluate the limits of pulse heating a small volume of material to tens of kilo-joules per gram. The main pulse heating time (50 to 100 ns) was to simulate the electron beam heating of a converter target material. To avoid skin heating non-uniformity a longer time scale pulse of a few microseconds first heats the target material to a few thousand degrees near the liquid to vapor transition. Under this state the maximum electric field that the current carrying conductor can support is the important parameter for insuring that the 100 ns heating pulse can deposit sufficient power. A small pulse power system was built for tests of this limit. Under cold conditions the vacuum electric field hold-off limit has been quoted as high as many tens of kilovolts per centimeter. The tests for these experiments found that the vacuum electric field hold-off was limited to a few kilovolts per centimeter when the material approached melting temperatures. Therefore the proposed test scenario for AHF was not achievable.*

  20. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in e-waste: Level and transfer in a typical e-waste recycling site in Shanghai, Eastern China

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    Li, Yue; Duan, Yan-Ping, E-mail: duanyanping@tongji.edu.cn; Huang, Fan; Yang, Jing; Xiang, Nan; Meng, Xiang-Zhou; Chen, Ling

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: PBDEs were detected in the majority of e-waste. PBDEs were found in TVs made in China after 1990. The levels of ?PBDEs in e-waste made in Japan far exceed the threshold limit of RoHS. The inappropriate recycling and disposal of e-waste is an important source of PBDEs. - Abstract: Very few data for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were available in the electronic waste (e-waste) as one of the most PBDEs emission source. This study reported concentrations of PBDEs in e-waste including printer, rice cooker, computer monitor, TV, electric iron and water dispenser, as well as dust from e-waste, e-waste dismantling workshop and surface soil from inside and outside of an e-waste recycling plant in Shanghai, Eastern China. The results showed that PBDEs were detected in the majority of e-waste, and the concentrations of ?PBDEs ranged from not detected to 175 g/kg, with a mean value of 10.8 g/kg. PBDEs were found in TVs made in China after 1990. The mean concentrations of ?PBDEs in e-waste made in Korea, Japan, Singapore and China were 1.84 g/kg, 20.5 g/kg, 0.91 g/kg, 4.48 g/kg, respectively. The levels of ?PBDEs in e-waste made in Japan far exceed the threshold limit of RoHS (1.00 g/kg). BDE-209 dominated in e-waste, accounting for over 93%. The compositional patterns of PBDEs congeners resembled the profile of Saytex 102E, indicating the source of deca-BDE. Among the samples of dust and surface soil from a typical e-waste recycling site, the highest concentrations of ?{sub 18}PBDEs and BDE-209 were found in dust in e-waste, ranging from 1960 to 340,710 ng/g and from 910 to 320,400 ng/g, which were 12 orders of magnitude higher than other samples. It suggested that PBDEs released from e-waste via dust, and then transferred to surrounding environment.

  1. Ultrahigh precision cosmology from gravitational waves

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    Cutler, Curt [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States); Holz, Daniel E. [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the Big Bang Observer (BBO), a proposed space-based gravitational-wave (GW) detector, would provide ultraprecise measurements of cosmological parameters. By detecting {approx}3x10{sup 5} compact-star binaries, and utilizing them as standard sirens, BBO would determine the Hubble constant to {approx}0.1%, and the dark-energy parameters w{sub 0} and w{sub a} to {approx}0.01 and {approx}0.1, respectively. BBO's dark-energy figure-of-merit would be approximately an order of magnitude better than all other proposed, dedicated dark-energy missions. To date, BBO has been designed with the primary goal of searching for gravitational waves from inflation, down to the level {omega}{sub GW}{approx}10{sup -17}; this requirement determines BBO's frequency band (deci-Hz) and its sensitivity requirement (strain measured to {approx}10{sup -24}). To observe an inflationary GW background, BBO would first have to detect and subtract out {approx}3x10{sup 5} merging compact-star binaries, out to a redshift z{approx}5. It is precisely this carefully measured foreground which would enable high-precision cosmology. BBO would determine the luminosity distance to each binary to {approx} percent accuracy. In addition, BBO's angular resolution would be sufficient to uniquely identify the host galaxy for the majority of binaries; a coordinated optical/infrared observing campaign could obtain the redshifts. Combining the GW-derived distances and the electromagnetically-derived redshifts for such a large sample of objects, out to such high redshift, naturally leads to extraordinarily tight constraints on cosmological parameters. We emphasize that such 'standard siren' measurements of cosmology avoid many of the systematic errors associated with other techniques: GWs offer a physics-based, absolute measurement of distance. In addition, we show that BBO would also serve as an exceptionally powerful gravitational-lensing mission, and we briefly discuss other astronomical uses of BBO, including providing an early warning system for all short/hard gamma-ray bursts.

  2. Combining prior day contours to improve automated prostate segmentation

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    Godley, Andrew; Sheplan Olsen, Lawrence J.; Stephans, Kevin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195 (United States); Zhao Anzi [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195 and Department of Physics, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (United States)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To improve the accuracy of automatically segmented prostate, rectum, and bladder contours required for online adaptive therapy. The contouring accuracy on the current image guidance [image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)] scan is improved by combining contours from earlier IGRT scans via the simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE) algorithm. Methods: Six IGRT prostate patients treated with daily kilo-voltage (kV) cone-beam CT (CBCT) had their original plan CT and nine CBCTs contoured by the same physician. Three types of automated contours were produced for analysis. (1) Plan: By deformably registering the plan CT to each CBCT and then using the resulting deformation field to morph the plan contours to match the CBCT anatomy. (2) Previous: The contour set drawn by the physician on the previous day CBCT is similarly deformed to match the current CBCT anatomy. (3) STAPLE: The contours drawn by the physician, on each prior CBCT and the plan CT, are deformed to match the CBCT anatomy to produce multiple contour sets. These sets are combined using the STAPLE algorithm into one optimal set. Results: Compared to plan and previous, STAPLE improved the average Dice's coefficient (DC) with the original physician drawn CBCT contours to a DC as follows: Bladder: 0.81 {+-} 0.13, 0.91 {+-} 0.06, and 0.92 {+-} 0.06; Prostate: 0.75 {+-} 0.08, 0.82 {+-} 0.05, and 0.84 {+-} 0.05; and Rectum: 0.79 {+-} 0.06, 0.81 {+-} 0.06, and 0.85 {+-} 0.04, respectively. The STAPLE results are within intraobserver consistency, determined by the physician blindly recontouring a subset of CBCTs. Comparing plans recalculated using the physician and STAPLE contours showed an average disagreement less than 1% for prostate D98 and mean dose, and 5% and 3% for bladder and rectum mean dose, respectively. One scan takes an average of 19 s to contour. Using five scans plus STAPLE takes less than 110 s on a 288 core graphics processor unit. Conclusions: Combining the plan and all prior days via the STAPLE algorithm to produce treatment day contours is superior to the current standard of deforming only the plan contours to the daily CBCT. STAPLE also improves the precision, with a substantial decrease in standard deviation, a key for adaptive therapy. Geometrically and dosimetrically accurate contours can be automatically generated with STAPLE on prostate region kV CBCT in a time scale suitable for online adaptive therapy.

  3. Comparison of LaBr3:Ce and NaI(Tl) Scintillators for Radio-Isotope Identification Devices

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    Milbrath, Brian D.; Choate, Bethany J.; Fast, Jim E.; Hensley, Walter K.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Schweppe, John E.

    2006-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Lanthanum halide (LaBr3:Ce) scintillators offer significantly better resolution (<3 percent at 662 kilo-electron volt [keV]) relative to sodium iodide (NaI(Tl)) and have recently become commercially available in sizes large enough for the hand-held radio-isotope identification device (RIID) market. There are drawbacks to lanthanum halide detectors, however. These include internal radioactivity that contributes to spectral counts and a low-energy response that can cause detector resolution to be lower than that of NaI(Tl) below 100 keV. To study the potential of this new material for RIIDs, we performed a series of measurements comparing a 1.5?1.5 inch LaBr?3:Ce detector with an Exploranium GR 135 RIID, which contains a 1.5-2.2 inch NaI(Tl) detector. Measurements were taken for short time frames, as typifies RIID usage. Measurements included examples of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), typically found in cargo, and special nuclear materials. Some measurements were noncontact, involving short distances or cargo shielding scenarios. To facilitate direct comparison, spectra from the different detectors were analyzed with the same isotope identification software (ORTEC ScintiVision TM). In general, the LaBr3:Ce detector was able to find more peaks and find them faster than the NaI(Tl) detector. To the same level of significance, the LaBr3:Ce detector was usually two to three times faster. The notable exception was for 40K containing NORM where interfering internal contamination in the LaBr3:Ce detector exist. NaI(Tl) consistently outperformed LaBr3:Ce for this important isotope. LaBr3:Ce currently costs much more than NaI(Tl), though this cost-difference is expected to diminish (but not completely) with time. As is true of all detectors, LaBr3:Ce will need to be gain-stabilized for RIID applications. This could possibly be done using the internal contaminants themselves. It is the experience of the authors that peak finding software in RIIDs needs to be improved, regardless of the detector material.

  4. Comparison of Activity Determination of Radium 226 in FUSRAP Soil using Various Energy Lines - 12299

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    Tucker, Brian [Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Stoughton, MA 02072 (United States); Donakowski, Jough [Unites States Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, MO 64106 (United States); Hays, David [United States Army Corps of Engineers, Maywood, NJ 07607 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma spectroscopy is used at the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Maywood Superfund Site as the primary radioanalytical tool for quantization of activities of the radionuclides of concern in site soil. When selecting energy lines in gamma spectroscopy, a number of factors are considered including assumptions concerning secondary equilibrium, interferences, and the strength of the lines. The case of the Maywood radionuclide of concern radium-226 (Ra-226) is considered in this paper. At the FUSRAP Maywood Superfund Site, one of the daughters produced from radioactive decay of Ra-226, lead-214 (Pb- 214), is used to quantitate Ra-226. Another Ra-226 daughter, bismuth-214 (Bi-214), also may be used to quantitate Ra-226. In this paper, a comparison of Ra-226 to Pb-214 activities and Ra-226 to Bi-214 activities, obtained using gamma spectrometry for a large number of soil samples, was performed. The Pb-214, Bi-214, and Ra-226 activities were quantitated using the 352 kilo electron volt (keV), 609 keV, and 186 keV lines, respectively. The comparisons were made after correcting the Ra-226 activities by a factor of 0.571 and both ignoring and accounting for the contribution of a U-235 interfering line to the Ra-226 line. For the Pb-214 and Bi-214 activities, a mean in-growth factor was employed. The gamma spectrometer was calibrated for efficiency and energy using a mixed gamma standard and an energy range of 59 keV to 1830 keV. The authors expect other sites with Ra-226 contamination in soil may benefit from the discussions and points in this paper. Proper use of correction factors and comparison of the data from three different gamma-emitting radionuclides revealed agreement with expectations and provided confidence that using such correction factors generates quality data. The results indicate that if contamination is low level and due to NORM, the Ra-226 can be measured directly if corrected to subtract the contribution from U-235. If there is any indication that technologically enhanced uranium may be present, the preferred measurement approach for quantitation of Ra-226 activity is detection of one of the Ra-226 daughters, Pb-214 or Bi-214, using a correction factor obtained from an in-growth curve. The results also show that the adjusted Ra-226 results compare very well with both the Pb-214 and Bi-214 results obtained using an in-growth curve correction factor. (authors)

  5. Stability and support issues in the construction of large span caverns for physics

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    Laughton, C.; /Fermilab

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New physics experiments, proposed to study neutrinos and protons, call for the use of large underground particle detectors. In the United States, such detectors would be housed in the US Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), sited within the footprint of the defunct Homestake Mine, South Dakota. Although the experimental proposals differ in detail, all rely heavily upon the ability of the mined and reinforced rock mass to serve as a stable host for the detector facilities. Experimental proposals, based on the use of Water Cherenkov detector technology, specify rock caverns with excavated volumes in excess of half a million cubic meters, spans of at least 50 m, sited at depths of approximately one to 1.5 kilometers. Although perhaps sited at shallower depth, proposals based on the use of Liquid Argon (LAr) detector technology are no less challenging. LAr proposals not only call for the excavation of large span caverns, but have an additional need for the safe management of large quantities (kilo-tonnes) of cryogenic liquid, including critical provisions for the fail-safe egress of underground personnel and the reliable exhaust of Argon gas in the event of a catastrophic release. These multi-year, high value physics experiments will provide the key experimental data needed to support the research of a new generation of physicists as they probe the behavior of basic particles and the fundamental laws of nature. The rock engineer must deliver caverns that will reliably meet operational requirements and remain stable for periods conservatively estimated to be in excess of twenty years. This paper provides an overview of the DUSEL site conditions and discusses key end-user requirements and design criteria likely to dominate in determining the viability of experimental options. The paper stresses the paramount importance of collecting adequate site-specific data to inform early siting, dimensioning and layout decisions. Given the large-scale of the excavation and likely timeline to construction, the paper also strongly suggests that there are exciting opportunities for the rock mechanics and engineering community to identify and efficiently integrate research components into the design and construction process.

  6. Distributed Sensor Coordination for Advanced Energy Systems

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    Tumer, Kagan

    2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to collect key system level information is critical to the safe, efficient and reli- able operation of advanced energy systems. With recent advances in sensor development, it is now possible to push some level of decision making directly to computationally sophisticated sensors, rather than wait for data to arrive to a massive centralized location before a decision is made. This type of approach relies on networked sensors (called agents from here on) to actively collect and process data, and provide key control deci- sions to significantly improve both the quality/relevance of the collected data and the as- sociating decision making. The technological bottlenecks for such sensor networks stem from a lack of mathematics and algorithms to manage the systems, rather than difficulties associated with building and deploying them. Indeed, traditional sensor coordination strategies do not provide adequate solutions for this problem. Passive data collection methods (e.g., large sensor webs) can scale to large systems, but are generally not suited to highly dynamic environments, such as ad- vanced energy systems, where crucial decisions may need to be reached quickly and lo- cally. Approaches based on local decisions on the other hand cannot guarantee that each agent performing its task (maximize an agent objective) will lead to good network wide solution (maximize a network objective) without invoking cumbersome coordination rou- tines. There is currently a lack of algorithms that will enable self-organization and blend the efficiency of local decision making with the system level guarantees of global decision making, particularly when the systems operate in dynamic and stochastic environments. In this work we addressed this critical gap and provided a comprehensive solution to the problem of sensor coordination to ensure the safe, reliable, and robust operation of advanced energy systems. The differentiating aspect of the proposed work is in shift- ing the focus towards what to observe rather than how to observe in large sensor networks, allowing the agents to actively determine both the structure of the network and the relevance of the information they are seeking to collect. In addition to providing an implicit coordination mechanism, this approach allows the system to be reconfigured in response to changing needs (e.g., sudden external events requiring new responses) or changing sensor network characteristics (e.g., sudden changes to plant condition). Outcome Summary: All milestones associated with this project have been completed. In particular, private sensor objective functions were developed which are aligned with the global objective function, sensor effectiveness has been improved by using sensor teams, system efficiency has been improved by 30% using difference evaluation func- tions, we have demonstrated system reconfigurability for 20% changes in system con- ditions, we have demonstrated extreme scalability of our proposed algorithm, we have demonstrated that sensor networks can overcome disruptions of up to 20% in network conditions, and have demonstrated system reconfigurability to 20% changes in system conditions in hardware-based simulations. This final report summarizes how each of these milestones was achieved, and gives insight into future research possibilities past the work which has been completed. The following publications support these milestones [6, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19].

  7. Building opportunities for photovoltaics in the U.S. Final report [PV BONUS

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    Michael Nicklas

    1999-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the North Carolina's PV Bonus Team was to develop and demonstrate a commercially viable, building-integrated, photovoltaic system that, in addition to providing electricity, would capture and effectively utilize the thermal energy produced by the photovoltaic array. This project objective was successfully achieved by designing, testing, constructing, and monitoring two roof integrated photovoltaic systems--one on a Applebee's Restaurant in Salisbury, North Carolina and the second on a Central Carolina Bank in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The goal of Innovative Design is to now use these successful demonstrations to facilitate entry of building integrated, pv/thermal systems into the marketplace. The strategy was to develop the two systems that could be utilized in future applications. Both systems were designed and then constructed at the North Carolina Solar Center at North Carolina State University. After extensive testing at the North Carolina Solar Center, the systems were moved to the actual construction sites and implemented. The Applebee's Restaurant system was designed to substitute for the roof assembly of a low sloping, south-facing sunspace roof that typically incorporated clay tile. After monitoring the installed system for one year it was determined that the 1.2 kilowatt (peak) system produces an average peak reduction of 1 kilowatt (rated peak is 1.7 kiloWatts), saves 1,529 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and offsets 11,776 kilowatt-hours of thermal energy savings used to pre-heat water. A DC fan connected directly to eight of the thirty-two amorphous modules moves air through air passages mounted on the backside of the modules and into a closed loop duct system to a heat exchanger. This heat exchanger is, in turn, connected to a pre-heat hot water tank that is used to heat the water for the restaurant. The Central Carolina Bank system was designed to substitute for the roof assembly of the drive-in window area of the bank. The design featured a triangulated truss that incorporated ten crystalline photovoltaic modules on one side of the truss and a reflective panel on the opposite side. The system used a utility interactive, programmable inverter and a 18.9 kilowatt-hour battery bank. The system is designed so that a DC fan, connected to one of the modules, forces ambient air across the back side of the modules. In the summer this heat is vented to the outside but in the winter this heated, fresh air is introduced into the building as ventilation air. Like the Applebee's system, the design allowed the entire roof assembly to be constructed off-site, tested, and then shipped to the site in pie-assembled, large components. During the first full year of operation, the 2.2 kilowatt (rated peak is 2.7 kilowatts) system contributed to an average peak reduction of .9 kilowatts. The system, as designed, saves 2,576 kilowatt-hours of electricity and offsets 3,473 kilowatt hours (of a potential thermal benefit of 10,172 collected kWhs) of thermal energy savings that is used as fresh air make-up in the colder months. This report is a summary of their conclusions.

  8. 130 LPW 1000 Lm Warm White LED for Illumination

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    Soer, Wouter

    2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An illumination-grade warm-white LED, having correlated color temperature (CCT) between 2700 and 3500 K and capable of producing 1000 lm output at over 130 lm/W at room temperature, has been developed in this program. The high-power warm-white LED is an ideal source for use in indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Over the two year period, we have made the following accomplishments: Developed a low-cost high-power white LED package and commercialized a series of products with CCT ranging from 2700 to 5700 K under the product name LUXEON M; Demonstrated a record efficacy of 124.8 lm/W at a flux of 1023 lm, CCT of 3435 K and color rendering index (CRI) over 80 at room temperature in the productized package; Demonstrated a record efficacy of 133.1 lm/W at a flux of 1015 lm, CCT of 3475 K and CRI over 80 at room temperature in an R&D package. The new high-power LED package is a die-on-ceramic surface mountable LED package. It has four 2 mm2 InGaN pump dice, flip-chip attached to a ceramic submount in a 2x2 array configuration. The submount design utilizes a design approach that combines a high-thermal- conductivity ceramic core for die attach and a low-cost and low-thermal-conductivity ceramic frame for mechanical support and as optical lens carrier. The LED package has a thermal resistance of less than 1.25 K/W. The white LED fabrication also adopts a new batch level (instead of die-by-die) phosphor deposition process with precision layer thickness and composition control, which provides not only tight color control, but also low cost. The efficacy performance goal was achieved through the progress in following key areas: (1) high-efficiency royal blue pump LED development through active region design and epitaxial growth quality improvement (funded by internal programs); (2) improvement in extraction efficiency from the LED package through improvement of InGaN-die-level and package-level optical extraction efficiency; and (3) improvement in phosphor system efficiency by improving the lumen equivalent (LE) and phosphor package efficiency (PPE) through improvement in phosphor-package interactions. The high-power warm-white LED product developed has been proven to have good reliability through extensive reliability tests. The new kilo-lumen package has been commercialized under the product name LUXEON M. As of the end of the program, the LUXEON M product has been released in the following CCT/CRI combinations: 3000K/70, 4000K/70, 5000K/70, 5700K/70, 2700K/80, 3000K/80 and 4000K/80. LM-80 tests for the products with CCTs of 4000 K and higher have reached 8500 hours, and per IESNA TM-21-11 have established an L70 lumen maintenance value of >51,000 hours at A drive current and up to 120 C board temperature.

  9. Scaling Up: Kilolumen Solid-State Lighting Exceeding 100 LPW via Remote Phosphor

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    Waqidi Falicoff

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This thirty-month project was successful in attaining its ambitious objectives of demonstrating a radically novel 'remote-phosphor' LED light source that can out-perform conventional conformal coated phosphor LED sources. Numerous technical challenges were met with innovative techniques and optical configurations. This product development program for a new generation of solid-state light sources has attained unprecedented luminosity (over 1 kilo-lumen) and efficacy (based on the criterion lumens per 100mw radiant blue). LPI has successfully demonstrated its proprietary technology for optical synthesis of large uniform sources out of the light output of an array of separated LEDs. Numerous multiple blue LEDs illuminate single a phosphor patch. By separating the LEDs from the phosphor, the phosphor and LEDs operate cooler and with higher efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions (from startup to steady state). Other benefits of the system include: better source uniformity, more types of phosphor can be used (chemical interaction and high temperatures are no longer an issue), and the phosphor can be made up from a pre-manufactured sheet (thereby lowering cost and complexity of phosphor deposition). Several laboratory prototypes were built and operated at the expected high performance level. The project fully explored two types of remote phosphor system: transmissive and reflective. The first was found to be well suited for a replacement for A19 type incandescent bulbs, as it was able to replicate the beam pattern of a traditional filament bulb. The second type has the advantages that it is pre-collimate source that has an adjustable color temperature. The project was divided in two phases: Phase I explored a transmissive design and Phase II of the project developed reflective architectures. Additionally, in Phase II the design of a spherical emitting transmissive remote phosphor bulb was developed that is suitable for replacement of A19 and similar light bulbs. In Phase II several new reflective remote phosphor systems were developed and patents applied for. This research included the development of reflective systems in which the short-pass filter operated at a nominal incidence angle of 15{sup o}, a major advancement of this technology. Another goal of the project was to show that it is possible to align multiple optics to multiple LEDs (spaced apart for better thermal management) to within an accuracy in the z-direction of 10 microns or less. This goal was achieved. A further goal was to show it is possible to combine and homogenize the output from multiple LEDs without any flux loss or significant increase in etendue. This goal also was achieved. The following color-coded computer drawing of the Phase 2 reflective remote phosphor prototype gives an idea of the accuracy challenges encountered in such an assembly. The actual setup has less functional clarity due to the numerous items of auxiliary equipment involved. Not only did 10 degrees of freedoms alignment have to be supplied to the LEDs and component prisms as well, but there were also micro-titrating glue dispensers and vacuum hoses. The project also utilized a recently introduced high-index glass, available in small customized prisms. This prototype also embodies a significant advance in thin-film design, by which an unprecedented 98% single-pass efficiency was attained over a 30 degree range of incidence angle (Patents Pending). Such high efficiency is especially important since it applies to the blue light going to the phosphor and then again to the phosphor's light, so that the 'system' efficiency associated with short-pass filter was 95.5%. Other losses have to be kept equally small, towards which a new type of ultra-clear injection-moldable acrylic was discovered and used to make ultra-transparent CPC optics. Several transmissive remote phosphor prototypes were manufactured that could replace screw-in type incandescent bulbs. The CRI of the white light from these prototypes varied from 55 to 93. The system efficiency achieved was between 27 to 29.5