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Bispectral Analysis of Energy Transfer within the Two-Dimensional Oceanic Internal Wave Field  

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Bispectral analysis of the numerically reproduced spectral responses of the two-dimensional oceanic internal wave field to the incidence of the low-mode semidiurnal internal tide is performed. At latitudes just equatorward of 30°, the low-mode ...

Naoki Furuichi; Toshiyuki Hibiya; Yoshihiro Niwa

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection threshold  

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Detection threshold or recognition differential is defined as the signal?to?noise ratio at the beamformer output required for detection. An introduction to this topic is provided in Uricks’ Principles of Underwater Sound. The subject is frequently a source of confusion due to the multiple possible definitions of signal?to?noise ratio the effects of nonlinearities in the signal processing and the overall complexity of the sonar operators job of signal recognition in real?world clutter. In this paper a review of the basic theory of mathematical relationships are provided followed by a discussion of practical limitations in applying simple formulas to performance predictions. The relationships of detection threshold to the signal?processing approach and background?noise statistics are discussed. Active sonars in both noise and reverberation as well as passive sonars involving energy detection spectral analysis and cross correlators are discussed.

Henry Cox

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsed Laser Ignition Thresholds of Energetic Multilayer Foils  

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Ignition thresholds for energetic multilayer foils comprised of aluminum (Al) and platinum (Pt) layers are presented as a function of foil properties for laser pulse durations of 100...

McDonald, Joel P; Picard, Yoosuf N; Yalisove, Steven M; Adams, David P

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Vibration intensity difference thresholds.  

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??The intensity difference threshold is defined as ‘the difference in the intensity of two stimuli which is just sufficient for their difference to be detected’.… (more)

Forta, Nazim Gizem

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation  

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Program Record (Offices of Fuel Cell Technologies) Program Record (Offices of Fuel Cell Technologies) Record #: 11007 Date: March 25, 2011 Title: Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation Originator: Mark Ruth & Fred Joseck Approved by: Sunita Satyapal Date: March 24, 2011 Description: The hydrogen threshold cost is defined as the hydrogen cost in the range of $2.00-$4.00/gge (2007$) which represents the cost at which hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are projected to become competitive on a cost per mile basis with the competing vehicles [gasoline in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs)] in 2020. This record documents the methodology and assumptions used to calculate that threshold cost. Principles: The cost threshold analysis is a "top-down" analysis of the cost at which hydrogen would be

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Efficient threshold cryptosystems  

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A threshold signature or decryption scheme is a distributed implementation of a cryptosystem, in which the secret key is secret-shared among a group of servers. These servers can then sign or decrypt messages by following ...

Jarecki, Stanisł aw (Stanisł aw Michal), 1971-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation | Department of Energy  

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Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation DOE Hydrogen Program Record number11007, Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation, documents the methodology and...

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Threshold LET for SEU induced by low energy ions  

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Simulations to determine the threshold LET as a function of the length of the ion track are consistent with there being two regions of charge collection. In the top layer which contains the depletion region all the charge generated is collected in time to upset the device. In the next layer, 10% to 20% of the charge generated is collected and contributes to upsetting the device. This second layer of partial charge collection may significantly impact the accuracy of SEU predictions involving low-energy neutrons and protons. A simple method of including this contribution in calculations is proposed.

McNulty, P.J.; Roche, P.; Palau, J.M.; Gasiot, J.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting percolation thresholds in networks  

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We consider different methods, that do not rely on numerical simulations of the percolation process, to approximate percolation thresholds in networks. We perform a systematic analysis on synthetic graphs and a collection of 109 real networks to quantify their effectiveness and reliability as prediction tools. Our study reveals that the inverse of the largest eigenvalue of the non-backtracking matrix of the graph often provides a tight lower bound for true percolation threshold. However, in more than 40% of the cases, this indicator is less predictive than the naive expectation value based solely on the moments of the degree distribution. We find that the performance of all indicators becomes worse as the value of the true percolation threshold grows. Thus, none of them represents a good proxy for robustness of extremely fragile networks.

Radicchi, Filippo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold current analysis of compressive strain (0-1. 8%) in low-threshold, long-wavelength quantum well lasers  

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A comprehensive study of the effect of compressive strain on the threshold current performance of long-wavelength (1.5 [mu]m) quantum well (QW) lasers is presented. Model predictions of threshold currents in such devices identify QW thickness as a parameter that must be considered in optimizing laser performance when Auger currents are present. A minimum in threshold current density is thus calculated when QW thicknesses are maintained between 70 and 100 [angstrom], presently achieved in strained QW's using InGaAsP, and thereby isolating strain effects from any thickness and energy dependences. Experimental comparisons between strained and unstrained devices thus reveal strain-induced reductions in internal transparency current density per QW from 66 to 40 A/cm[sup 2], an increase in peak differential modal gain from 0.12 to 0.23 cm/A, and evidence for the elimination of intervalence band absorption as compressive strain increases from 0 to 18%. However, most of these improvements arise in the first [approximately]1% of compressive strain. In order to fabricate low-threshold 1.5 [mu]m buried heterostructure BH devices in InP using these trained QW active regions, an optimized design is derived which shows that threshold current is at its lowest when the strip width is approximately 0.6-0.7 [mu]m. Example uncoated BH lasers exhibit room temperature pulsed threshold currents of 5.9 mA in structures without current blocking layers, and 4.1 mA in structures with current blocking layers.

Osinski, J.S.; Grodzinski, P.; Dapkus, D. (Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)); Zou, Yao (National Research Council, Ottawa (Canada))

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MACHINE MONITORING USING PROBABILITY THRESHOLDS  

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MACHINE MONITORING USING PROBABILITY THRESHOLDS AND SYSTEM OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS Stephen M a discrete-part production machine, with the objective of effectively determining when to shut the machine analysis: a) There is an underlying time interval that characterizes the operation of the machine, most

Pollock, Stephen

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Layering Technologies  

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Planar technology requires that thin layers of materials be formed and patterned sequentially, commencing with a flat rigid substrate. The key aspects of each layer are its Thi...

Ivor Brodie; Julius J. Muray

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embracing thresholds for better environmental management  

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...Threshold-based resource management: a framework for comprehensive ecosystem management. Environ. Manage...J. 1990 Threshold management policies for exploited...2007 A diagnostic approach for going beyond panaceas...social-ecological systems. Science 325, 419-422...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositional threshold for Nuclear Waste Glass Durability  

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Within the composition space of glasses, a distinct threshold appears to exist that separates "good" glasses, i.e., those which are sufficiently durable, from "bad" glasses of a low durability. The objective of our research is to clarify the origin of this threshold by exploring the relationship between glass composition, glass structure and chemical durability around the threshold region.

Kruger, Albert A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Farooqi, Rahmatullah [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, (Korea, Republic of); Hrma, Pavel R. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States), Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, (Korea, Republic of)

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Boundary Layer  

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Sea Spray on the Thermodynamics of the Hurricane Boundary Layer For original submission and image(s), see ARM Research Highlights http:www.arm.govsciencehighlights Research...

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CABLE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC. DETERMINATION OF THRESHOLD...  

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CABLE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC. DETERMINATION OF THRESHOLD AND MAXIMUM OPERATING ELECTRIC STRESSES FOR SELECTED HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATIONS Investigation of Aged Polymeric...

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Threshold 21 Model | Open Energy Information  

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Threshold 21 Model Threshold 21 Model Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Threshold 21 Model Agency/Company /Organization: Millennium Institute Sector: Climate Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.millenniuminstitute.net/integrated_planning/tools/T21/index.html#r Cost: Free Threshold 21 Model Screenshot References: Threshold 21 Model[1] Related Tools MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model

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Ionization threshold of crystalline LiF  

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The ionization threshold for crystalline LiF is calculated using a cluster embedded model. The experimental ionization threshold is 9.8 eV; however, previous band and cluster model calculations gave 14–15 eV. These earlier calculations used a crystal having a perfect lattice. In the present work, a crystal with lattice defects is introduced. The calculated surface and bulk ionization thresholds are 8.1 and 8.7 eV, respectively, showing good correspondence with experiment. The electron affinity and other band parameters are also studied.

Hiroshi Tatewaki

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Curtailment Threshold | Open Energy Information  

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Curtailment Threshold Curtailment Threshold Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Curtailment Threshold The minimum Transfer Distribution Factor which, if exceeded, will subject an Interchange Transaction to curtailment to relieve a transmission facility constraint.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, Distribution Factor, transmission line References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An in LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. line Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Curtailment_Threshold&oldid=480338" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load)

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Initiation Pressure Thresholds from Three Sources  

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Pressure thresholds are minimum pressures needed to start explosive initiation that ends in detonation. We obtain pressure thresholds from three sources. Run-to-detonation times are the poorest source but the fitting of a function gives rough results. Flyer-induced initiation gives the best results because the initial conditions are the best known. However, very thick flyers are needed to give the lowest, asymptotic pressure thresholds used in modern models and this kind of data is rarely available. Gap test data is in much larger supply but the various test sizes and materials are confusing. We find that explosive pressures are almost the same if the distance in the gap test spacers are in units of donor explosive radius. Calculated half-width time pulses in the spacers may be used to create a pressure-time curve similar to that of the flyers. The very-large Eglin gap tests give asymptotic thresholds comparable to extrapolated flyer results. The three sources are assembled into a much-expanded set of near-asymptotic pressure thresholds. These thresholds vary greatly with density: for TATB/LX-17/PBX 9502, we find values of 4.9 and 8.7 GPa at 1.80 and 1.90 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively.

Souers, P C; Vitello, P

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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GC GUIDANCE ON MINOR CONSTRUCTION THRESHOLDS  

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GUIDANCE GUIDANCE ON MINOR CONSTRUCTION THRESHOLDS We have been asked about how the Department implements what is known as the "minor construction threshold," which limits the amount of certain funds that can be spent on minor construction projects that are not specifically authorized by law. This Guidance is intended to clarify both the applicable law and Department policy. The Secretary's authority to carry out construction projects is subject to several limitations in the Atomic Energy Defense Act (AEDA) on the use of funds appropriated for DOE national security programs. One of these limitations, the "minor construction threshold," caps the amount of "operation and maintenance funds" or "facilities and "infrastructure funds authorized by a DOE

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L-H Threshold Studies in NSTX  

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Recent experiments in the low aspect ratio National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) have been run in support of the high priority ITER and ITPA issue of access to the H-mode. Specifically, a series of experiments showed reduced power threshold values for deuterium vs helium plasmas, and for plasmas with lower current, lower triangularity and with lithium conditioning. Application of n=3 fields at the plasma edge resulted in higher power thresholds. To within the constraints of temporal and spatial resolutions, no systematic difference in T{sub e}, n{sub e}, p{sub e}, T{sub i}, v or their derivatives was found in discharges that transitioned into the H-mode versus those at slightly lower power that did not. Finally, H{sub 98y,2} {approx} 1 confinement quality could be achieved for powers just above the threshold power in ELM-free conditions.

Kaye, S M; Battaglia, D; Bell, R E; Chang, C S; Hosea, J; Kugel, H; LeBlanc, B P; Meyer, H; Park, G Y

2011-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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L-H Threshold Studies in NSTX  

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Recent experiments in the low aspect ratio National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) have been run in support of the high priority ITER and ITPA issue of access to the H-mode. Specifically, a series of experiments showed reduced power threshold values for deuterium versus helium plasmas, and for plasmas with lower current, lower triangularity and with lithium conditioning. Application of n = 3 fields at the plasma edge resulted in higher power thresholds. To within the constraints of temporal and spatial resolutions, no systematic difference in T(e), n(e), p(e), T(i), v or their derivatives was found in discharges that transitioned into the H-mode versus those at slightly lower power that did not. Finally, H(98y,2) similar to 1 confinement quality could be achieved for powers just above the threshold power in ELM-free conditions.

Kaye, S. M. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Maingi, Rajesh [ORNL; Battaglia, D. J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Bell, R. E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Chang, C. S. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Hosea, J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Kugel, H. W. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); LaBlanc, B. P. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Meyer, H. [EURATOM / UKAEA, UK; Park, G-Y. [New York University; Wilson, J. R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold singularities and Gribov's Reggeon calculus  

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Within the framework of Gribov's Reggeon calculus we study the influence of the two-pion threshold on the Pomeron trajectory. We point out that in order to obtain a physically meaningful result, it is important to know which Reggeon-Reggeon-particle-particle partial-wave amplitudes can be taken to be constants.

F. Hayot

1974-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of channel width-dependent threshold voltage variation in a-InGaZnO thin-film transistors  

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This Letter investigates abnormal channel width-dependent threshold voltage variation in amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO) thin-film transistors. Unlike drain-induced source barrier lowering effect, threshold voltage increases with increasing drain voltage. Furthermore, the wider the channel, the larger the threshold voltage observed. Because of the surrounding oxide and other thermal insulating material and the low thermal conductivity of the IGZO layer, the self-heating effect will be pronounced in wider channel devices and those with a larger operating drain bias. To further clarify the physical mechanism, fast IV measurement is utilized to demonstrate the self-heating induced anomalous channel width-dependent threshold voltage variation.

Liu, Kuan-Hsien; Chou, Wu-Ching [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Chang, Ting-Chang, E-mail: tcchang@mail.phys.nsysu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Advanced Optoelectronics Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (China); Wu, Ming-Siou; Hung, Yi-Syuan; Sze, Simon M. [Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Hung, Pei-Hua; Chu, Ann-Kuo [Department of Photonics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Hsieh, Tien-Yu [Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Yeh, Bo-Liang [Advanced Display Technology Research Center, AU Optronics, No. 1, Li-Hsin Rd. 2, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China)

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduce Threshold for Toplit Daylighting Area  

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Supporting analysis for proposed Supporting analysis for proposed changes to the commercial provisions of the 2012 IECC: Reduce Threshold for Toplit Daylighting Area R Hart R Athalye Pacific Northwest National Laboratory December 2012 2 Proposal Description This proposal modifies Section C402.3.2 of the 2012 IECC for the 2015 version. It reduces the area threshold for skylight daylit zones from 10,000 square feet to 2,000 square feet. It maintains 15 foot ceiling height requirement and the exception for climate zones 6 through 8. Energy Impact Based on average national energy prices 1 of $0.99 per therm and $0.1032 per kWh, the net savings are calculated with EnergyPlus(tm) 2 from whole building energy savings that result from reduced lighting, and depending on climate zone, increased or decreased heating and cooling.

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Kitaev's Zd-code threshold estimates  

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We study the quantum error correction threshold of Kitaev's toric code over the group Zd subject to a generalized bit-flip noise. This problem requires special decoding techniques, and for this purpose we generalize the renormalization-group method we introduced previously [G. Duclos-Cianci and D. Poulin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 050504 (2010) and IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Dublin (2010), p. 1] for Z2 topological codes.

Guillaume Duclos-Cianci and David Poulin

2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Power threshold for neutral beam current drive  

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For fully noninductive current drive in tokamaks using neutral beams, there is a power and density threshold condition, setting a minimum value for P{sup 3/2}/n{sup 2}. If this condition is not met, stationary state cannot occur, and a tokamak discharge will collapse. This is a consequence of the coupling between current and electron temperature, or between current drive efficiency and energy confinement time. 4 figs.

Politzer, P.A. (General Atomics, San Diego, CA (USA)); Porter, G.D. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))

1989-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Category 3 threshold quantities for hazard categorization of nonreactor facilities  

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This document provides the information necessary to determine Hazard Category 3 threshold quantities for those isotopes of interest not listed in WHC-CM-4-46, Section 4, Table 1.''Threshold Quantities.''

Mandigo, R.L.

1996-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Motion thresholds can be predicted from contrast discrimination  

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and flicker thresholds for suprathreshold sinusoidal gratings are similar. This finding sup- ports the idea are slightly higher than jitter thresholds indicates that the contrast gain control (or satu- rating energy

Klein, Stanley

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Threshold resummed spectra in semi-inclusive B decays  

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I discuss some aspects of the universality of soft gluon dynamics in semileptonic and radiative decays at the threshold region.

Giulia Ricciardi

2006-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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VINYL CHLORIDE ACUTE TOXICITY THRESHOLDS IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTROLLING  

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. The "irreversible effects threshold" is the maximum concentration of pollutant in the air for a given exposure timeVINYL CHLORIDE ACUTE TOXICITY THRESHOLDS IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTROLLING URBAN DEVELOPMENT OR LAND of vinyl Chloride , the french procedure to set acute toxicity thresholds in the context of controlling

Boyer, Edmond

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Empirical Bayes approach to improve wavelet thresholding for image noise  

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Empirical Bayes approach to improve wavelet thresholding for image noise reduction Maarten Jansen thresholding for image noise reduction Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 296, October 1999 Department to improve wavelet thresholding for image noise reduction Maarten Jansen and Adhemar Bultheel Department

Jansen, Maarten

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No Evidence of Dioxin Cancer Threshold David Mackie1  

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1 No Evidence of Dioxin Cancer Threshold David Mackie1 , Junfeng Liu1 , Yeong-Shang Loh2 , Valerie Environmental Institute, Guyot Hall, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544 #12;2 No Evidence of Dioxin Cancer Threshold Key Words: Dioxin, TCDD, Cancer, Threshold Acknowledgements: This work was carried out as part

Thomas, Valerie

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Building biomedical materials layer-by-layer  

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In this materials perspective, the promise of water based layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly as a means of generating drug-releasing surfaces for biomedical applications, from small molecule therapeutics to biologic drugs and ...

Hammond, Paula T.

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Rebate rules in threshold public good provision  

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This paper considers how six alternative rebate rules affect voluntary contributions in a threshold public-good experiment. The rules differ by (1) whether an individual can receive a proportional rebate of excess contributions, a winner-takes-all of any excess contributions, or a full rebate of one's contribution in the event the public good is provided and excess contributions exist, and (2) whether the probability of receiving a rebate is proportional to an individual's contribution relative to total contributions or is a simple uniform probability distribution set by the number of contributors. The paper adds to the existing experimental economics literature on threshold public goods by investigating both aggregate and individual demand revelation under the winner-take-all and random full-rebate rules. Half of the rules (proportional rebate, winner-take-all with uniform probability among all group members, and random full-rebate with uniform probability) provide total contributions that nearly equal total benefits, while the rest (winner-take-all with proportional probability, winner-take-all with uniform probability among contributors only, and random full-rebate with proportional probability) exceed benefits by over 30%. Only the proportional rebate rule is found to achieve both aggregate and individual demand revelation. Our experimental results have implications for both fundraisers and valuation practitioners.

Michael A. Spencer; Stephen K. Swallow; Jason F. Shogren; John A. List

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-Electric Thresholds and Fatigue  

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Photo-electric fatigue.—Using elements of the highest purity, clean surfaces were prepared, in a vacuum of the order of 10-6 mm of Hg, by means of an electromagnetic filing device. A linear relation was found between the logarithm of the photo-electric current and the logarithm of the time elapsed since polishing the specimen. The rate of fatigue depends upon the element used and the factors which produce fatigue and, for a given substance, increases numerically as the threshold is approached. Increasing the pressure increases the rate of fatigue. The action of light has a negligible effect.Photo-electric thresholds.—The values for Ca, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Ge are, respectively, 4475, 3155, 3165, 3040, 2955, 3180, and 2880A. Within a period of several hours at least photo-electric fatigue causes no change in these values when a high vacuum is used. Evidence for a shift towards shorter wave-lengths is obtained for lower vacua.The "patch" theory.—A theory in which contamination takes place at discrete areas of the surface of the element is proposed to account for the experimental facts obtained.

George B. Welch

1928-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Speech Recognition, Using Analog Threshold Logic  

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A speech?analysis system using analog threshold logic (ATL) for feature abstraction is being developed to recognize consonants in utterances of CVC words by a number of talkers. The ATL element originally modeled after the biological neuron has an output that is linearly proportional to the net sum of excitatory and inhibitory inputs provided that this net sum is greater than some adjustable threshold. The speech?analysis system abstracts relatively steady?state as well as transient features over almost 60 dB of dynamic range from the logarithmitized outputs of 19 low?Q filters. Feature abstraction takes place in real time does not require segmentation utilizes parallel processing and provides information about both the presence and magnitude of the frequency?energy?temporal characteristics of speech sounds. Many features corresponding to results of speech?recognition experiments described in the literature have been automatically abstracted by ATL networks which measure the slope of the spectral envelope in real time. Using the experimental system recognition scores in the range of 82%–99% were obtained for 16 consonants. Results for the fricative consonants are discussed and some of their invariant features described. [Work supported by the U. S. Air Force Research and Technology Division Air Force Avionics Laboratory.

T. B. Martin; H. J. Zadell; A. L. Nelson; M. B. Herscher

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superlinear threshold detectors in quantum cryptography  

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We introduce the concept of a superlinear threshold detector, a detector that has a higher probability to detect multiple photons if it receives them simultaneously rather than at separate times. Highly superlinear threshold detectors in quantum key distribution systems allow eavesdropping the full secret key without being revealed. Here, we generalize the detector control attack, and analyze how it performs against quantum key distribution systems with moderately superlinear detectors. We quantify the superlinearity in superconducting single-photon detectors based on earlier published data, and gated avalanche photodiode detectors based on our own measurements. The analysis shows that quantum key distribution systems using detector(s) of either type can be vulnerable to eavesdropping. The avalanche photodiode detector becomes superlinear toward the end of the gate. For systems expecting substantial loss, or for systems not monitoring loss, this would allow eavesdropping using trigger pulses containing less than 120 photons per pulse. Such an attack would be virtually impossible to catch with an optical power meter at the receiver entrance.

Lydersen, Lars; Maroey, Oystein; Skaar, Johannes; Makarov, Vadim [Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim (Norway); University Graduate Center, NO-2027 Kjeller (Norway); Jain, Nitin; Wittmann, Christoffer; Marquardt, Christoph; Leuchs, Gerd [Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Guenther-Scharowsky-Strasse 1/Bau 24, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Institut fuer Optik, Information und Photonik, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Staudtstrasse 7/B2, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Algorithm for Finding Mixed Layer Depths with Applications to Argo Data and Subantarctic Mode Water Formation  

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A new hybrid method for finding the mixed layer depth (MLD) of individual ocean profiles models the general shape of each profile, searches for physical features in the profile, and calculates threshold and gradient MLDs to assemble a suite of ...

James Holte; Lynne Talley

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-Ionization of Molecules near Threshold  

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An orthogonalized Coulomb-wave method for the construction of continuum wave functions of molecules is described. Hydrogenic functions of definite angular momentum, which transform according to the irreducible representations of the point group of the molecule, are phenomenologically used as trial functions. Corrections to the trial functions are made by orthogonalizing them to charge rearrangement states of the molecule. The photo-ionization cross section is obtained by summing over the asymptotic angular-momentum quantum number. The method is exemplified by calculation of the photo-ionization cross sections of the ground and first excited states of the anthracene molecule in the range of 1.5 eV above threshold.

John P. Hernandez

1968-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Contrast Threshold and Astronomical Visibility  

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The standard visibility model in light pollution studies is the formula of Hecht (1947), as used e.g. by Schaefer (1990). However it is applicable only to point sources and is shown to be of limited accuracy. A new visibility model is presented for uniform achromatic targets of any size against background luminances ranging from zero to full daylight, produced by a systematic procedure applicable to any appropriate data set (e.g Blackwell (1946)), and based on a simple but previously unrecognized empirical relation between contrast threshold and adaptation luminance. The scotopic luminance correction for variable spectral radiance (colour index) is calculated. For point sources the model is more accurate than Hecht's formula and is verified using telescopic data collected at Mount Wilson by Bowen (1947), enabling the sky brightness at that time to be determined. The result is darker than the calculation by Garstang (2004), implying that light pollution grew more rapidly in subsequent decades than has been sup...

Crumey, Andrew

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical ranked-order filtering using threshold decomposition  

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A hybrid optical/electronic system performs median filtering and related ranked-order operations using threshold decomposition to encode the image. Threshold decomposition transforms the nonlinear neighborhood ranking operation into a linear space-invariant filtering step followed by a point-to-point threshold comparison step. Spatial multiplexing allows parallel processing of all the threshold components as well as recombination by a second linear, space-invariant filtering step. An incoherent optical correlation system performs the linear filtering, using a magneto-optic spatial light modulator as the input device and a computer-generated hologram in the filter plane. Thresholding is done electronically. By adjusting the value of the threshold, the same architecture is used to perform median, minimum, and maximum filtering of images. A totally optical system is also disclosed. 3 figs.

Allebach, J.P.; Ochoa, E.; Sweeney, D.W.

1987-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical ranked-order filtering using threshold decomposition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hybrid optical/electronic system performs median filtering and related ranked-order operations using threshold decomposition to encode the image. Threshold decomposition transforms the nonlinear neighborhood ranking operation into a linear space-invariant filtering step followed by a point-to-point threshold comparison step. Spatial multiplexing allows parallel processing of all the threshold components as well as recombination by a second linear, space-invariant filtering step. An incoherent optical correlation system performs the linear filtering, using a magneto-optic spatial light modulator as the input device and a computer-generated hologram in the filter plane. Thresholding is done electronically. By adjusting the value of the threshold, the same architecture is used to perform median, minimum, and maximum filtering of images. A totally optical system is also disclosed.

Allebach, Jan P. (West Lafayette, IN); Ochoa, Ellen (Pleasanton, CA); Sweeney, Donald W. (Alamo, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - A Counterexample to “Threshold Boolean form ...  

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Jan 2, 2015 ... Abstract: Recently, in the paper “Threshold Boolean form for joint probabilistic constraints with random technology matrix” (Math. Program.

James Luedtke

2015-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth's Core Hottest Layer  

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Earth's Core Hottest Layer Earth's Core Hottest Layer Name: Alfred Status: Grade: 6-8 Location: FL Country: USA Date: Spring 2011 Question: Why is the inner core the hottest layer? How is that possible? Replies: There are two factors causing the center of the Earth hotter than various layers of the Earth's. First, the more dense is the layer. The denser layer, the hotter it will be. In addition, the source of the heating is due to heat produced by nuclear decay. These substances tend to be more dense than lower dense substances. So the source of heat (temperature) is higher, the greater will be the temperature. Having said all that, the reasons are rather more complicated in the "real" Earth. If the inner layers were less dense they would rise (bubble) to the "surface" leaving the inner layers more dense and thus hotter layers.

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Photo-Neutron Thresholds of Beryllium and Deuterium  

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The photo-neutron thresholds of beryllium and deuterium have been measured by comparison with the Li7(p,n) threshold. For this purpose an electrostatic generator was used in which an electron beam and a positive ion beam were established simultaneously. Accurate control and measurement of the generator voltage was obtained by using an electrostatic analyzer on the H2+ component of the ion beam. Because the Li7(p,n) threshold lies between the Be9(?,n) and D(?,n) thresholds, errors in extrapolation should be small. The electron beam was accelerated from ground to the accurately known potential of the high voltage electrode where x-rays were produced for the photo-disintegration process. From the photo-neutron thresholds the neutron binding energies of beryllium and deuterium were found to be 1.666±0.002 and 2.226±0.003 Mev, respectively.

R. C. Mobley and R. A. Laubenstein

1950-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Damage Threshold of Silicon for Ultrafast Infrared Pulses  

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

Cowan, B.; /SLAC

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuum percolation threshold for interpenetrating squares and cubes  

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Monte Carlo simulations are performed to determine the critical percolation threshold for interpenetrating square objects in two dimensions and cubic objects in three dimensions. Simulations are performed for two cases: (i) objects whose edges are aligned parallel to one another and (ii) randomly oriented objects. For squares whose edges are aligned, the critical area fraction at the percolation threshold ?c=0.6666±0.0004, while for randomly oriented squares ?c=0.6254±0.0002, 6% smaller. For cubes whose edges are aligned, the critical volume fraction at the percolation threshold ?c=0.2773±0.0002, while for randomly oriented cubes ?c=0.2168±0.0002, 22% smaller.

Don R. Baker; Gerald Paul; Sameet Sreenivasan; H. Eugene Stanley

2002-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold Law for Attractive Inverse-Cube Interactions  

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For scattering by potentials with attractive inverse-cube (-C3/r3) tails, the threshold law for elastic collisions is presented. The expansion of the scattering phase shift contains all terms up to and including O(k2) and only relies on the value of the threshold quantum number’s remainder ??[0,1), which accounts for short-range deviations of the full potential from the pure -C3/r3 form. In contrast to previous approaches, the threshold law presented provides a connection to the regular solution at zero energy as well as to the position of a weakly bound s-wave state.

Tim-Oliver Müller

2013-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Gelation threshold of cross-linked polymer brushes  

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The cross-linking of polymer brushes is studied using the bond-fluctuation model. By mapping the cross-linking process into a two-dimensional (2D) percolation problem within the lattice of grafting points, we investigate the gelation transition in detail. We show that the particular properties of cross-linked polymer brushes can be reduced to the distribution of bonds which are formed between the grafted chains, and we propose scaling arguments to relate the gelation threshold to the chain length and the grafting density. The gelation threshold is lower than the percolation threshold for 2D bond percolation because of the longer range and broad distribution of bonds formed by the cross-linking process. We term this type of percolation problem star percolation. We observe a broad crossover from mean-field to critical percolation behavior by analyzing the cluster size distribution near the gelation threshold.

Max Hoffmann; Michael Lang; Jens-Uwe Sommer

2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-Matter Interaction Above the Plasma Ignition Threshold Intensity  

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In this chapter we present the process of laser-matter interaction above the plasma ignition threshold intensity. The physics of the pulsed laser ablation process at high intensities is very complex since it invo...

Mihai Stafe; Aurelian Marcu; Niculae N. Puscas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-Matter Interaction Below the Plasma Ignition Threshold Intensity  

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In this chapter we present the process of laser-matter interaction below the plasma ignition threshold intensity. When the high power laser radiation characterized by electric field intensities around ...

Mihai Stafe; Aurelian Marcu; Niculae N. Puscas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multichannel, Variable?Threshold, Time?Sequence Recorder  

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The analysis and design of a ten?channel variable?threshold time?sequence recorder that uses TTL is presented. Channel?to?channel time resolution is ? 250 nsec and risetime is ? 6 usec for a 2?V p?p signal. Although the recorder is designed to examine the flux?jump phenomenon in large superconducting magnets it has application wherever variable?threshold time?sequencing is required.

Mark L. McKinstry

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Layered plasma polymer composite membranes  

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Layered plasma polymer composite fluid separation membranes are disclosed, which comprise alternating selective and permeable layers for a total of at least 2n layers, where n is [>=]2 and is the number of selective layers. 2 figs.

Babcock, W.C.

1994-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple density layered insulator  

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A multiple density layered insulator for use with a laser is disclosed wh provides at least two different insulation materials for a laser discharge tube, where the two insulation materials have different thermoconductivities. The multiple layer insulation materials provide for improved thermoconductivity capability for improved laser operation.

Alger, Terry W. (Tracy, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-1 Layering as OptimizationLayering as Optimization  

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1 Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-1 Layering as OptimizationLayering as Optimization DecompositionDecomposition Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-2 CONTENTSCONTENTS Introduction (Marta;2 Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-3 Layering as Optimization Decomposition Introduction By Marta

Fan, Xingzhe

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Multiple layer insulation cover  

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A multiple layer insulation cover for preventing heat loss in, for example, a greenhouse, is disclosed. The cover is comprised of spaced layers of thin foil covered fabric separated from each other by air spaces. The spacing is accomplished by the inflation of spaced air bladders which are integrally formed in the cover and to which the layers of the cover are secured. The bladders are inflated after the cover has been deployed in its intended use to separate the layers of the foil material. The sizes of the material layers are selected to compensate for sagging across the width of the cover so that the desired spacing is uniformly maintained when the cover has been deployed. The bladders are deflated as the cover is stored thereby expediting the storage process and reducing the amount of storage space required.

Farrell, James J. (Livingston Manor, NY); Donohoe, Anthony J. (Ovid, NY)

1981-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage of multilayer optics with varying capping layers induced by focused extreme ultraviolet beam  

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Extreme ultraviolet Mo/Si multilayers protected by capping layers of different materials were exposed to 13.5 nm plasma source radiation generated with a table-top laser to study the irradiation damage mechanism. Morphology of single-shot damaged areas has been analyzed by means of atomic force microscopy. Threshold fluences were evaluated for each type of sample in order to determine the capability of the capping layer to protect the structure underneath.

Jody Corso, Alain; Nicolosi, Piergiorgio; Nardello, Marco; Guglielmina Pelizzo, Maria [National Research Council of Italy, Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnology, via Trasea 7, 35131 Padova (Italy) [National Research Council of Italy, Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnology, via Trasea 7, 35131 Padova (Italy); Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, via Gradenigo 6/B, 35131 Padova (Italy); Zuppella, Paola [National Research Council of Italy, Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnology, via Trasea 7, 35131 Padova (Italy)] [National Research Council of Italy, Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnology, via Trasea 7, 35131 Padova (Italy); Barkusky, Frank [Laser-Laboratorium Goettingen e.V, Goettingen (Germany) [Laser-Laboratorium Goettingen e.V, Goettingen (Germany); KLA-Tencor, 5 Technology Dr., Milpitas, California 95035 (United States); Mann, Klaus; Mueller, Matthias [Laser-Laboratorium Goettingen e.V, Goettingen (Germany)] [Laser-Laboratorium Goettingen e.V, Goettingen (Germany)

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-metal-gate nanocrystalline Si thin film transistors with flexible threshold voltage controllability  

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We fabricated nano-crystalline Si (nc-Si:H) thin-film transistors (TFTs) with a double-metal-gate structure, which showed a high electron-mobility (?{sub FE}) and adjustable threshold voltages (V{sub th}). The nc-Si:H channel and source/drain (S/D) of the multilayered TFT were deposited at 375?°C by inductively coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition. The low grain-boundary defect density of the channel layer is responsible for the high ?{sub FE} of 370 cm{sup 2}/V-s, a steep subthreshold slope of 90?mV/decade, and a low V{sub th} of ?0.64?V. When biased with the double-gate driving mode, the device shows a tunable V{sub th} value extending from ?1?V up to 2.7?V.

Chiou, Uio-Pu; Pan, Fu-Ming, E-mail: fmpan@faculty.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China); Shieh, Jia-Min, E-mail: jmshieh@narlabs.org.tw, E-mail: jmshieh@faculty.nctu.edu.tw [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China) [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China); Departments of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China); Yang, Chih-Chao [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China)] [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China); Huang, Wen-Hsien [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China) [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China); National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China); Kao, Yo-Tsung [Departments of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China)] [Departments of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China)

2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-threshold positron impact ionization of hydrogen  

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The hyperspherical hidden crossing method (HHCM) is used to investigate positron impact ionization of hydrogen near threshold. An important feature of this method is that it can provide valuable insight into scattering processes. In the calculation of positron-hydrogen ionization, the adiabatic Hamiltonian is expanded about the Wannier saddle point; anharmonic corrections are treated perturbatively. The S-wave results are consistent with the Wannier threshold law and with the extended threshold law that was previously derived using the HHCM. We have extended the previous HHCM calculation to higher angular momenta L and have calculated the absolute ionization cross-section for L = 0, 1 and 2. The HHCM calculation confirms that the S-wave ionization cross-section is small and provides the reason why it is small. The HHCM ionization cross-section (summed over the lowest partial waves) is compared with a convergent close-coupling calculation, a 33-state close-coupling calculation and experimental data.

Macek, Joseph H [ORNL; Ward, S.J. [University of North Texas; Jansen, Krista [University of North Texas; Shertzer, J. [College Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotationally resolved threshold photoionization of H{sub 2}S  

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With the recent development of zero kinetic energy threshold photoelectron spectroscopy (ZEKE-PES) it is now possible to take advantage of the high resolution capabilities of laser radiation and measure the rotational distributions of many small cations produced via photoionization. We have used threshold photoelectron spectroscopy in conjunction with a VUV laser source to probe the rotational distributions of several molecular cations following one- photon VUV photoionization. Spectra are obtained by the delayed, pulsed field ionization (PFI) method which is a variant of the ZEKE- PES technique. In this paper, we report on the rotationally-resolved threshold photoelectron spectra of the non-linear triatomic H{sub 2}S. These measurements are an extension of our earlier study on H{sub 2}O which provided the first look at the symmetry properties of allowed rotational transitions in the photoionization of non-linear molecules.

Wiedmann, R.T.; White, M.G.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotationally resolved threshold photoionization of H sub 2 S  

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With the recent development of zero kinetic energy threshold photoelectron spectroscopy (ZEKE-PES) it is now possible to take advantage of the high resolution capabilities of laser radiation and measure the rotational distributions of many small cations produced via photoionization. We have used threshold photoelectron spectroscopy in conjunction with a VUV laser source to probe the rotational distributions of several molecular cations following one- photon VUV photoionization. Spectra are obtained by the delayed, pulsed field ionization (PFI) method which is a variant of the ZEKE- PES technique. In this paper, we report on the rotationally-resolved threshold photoelectron spectra of the non-linear triatomic H{sub 2}S. These measurements are an extension of our earlier study on H{sub 2}O which provided the first look at the symmetry properties of allowed rotational transitions in the photoionization of non-linear molecules.

Wiedmann, R.T.; White, M.G.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new cloud and aerosol layer detection method based on micropulse lidar measurements  

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A new cloud and aerosol layer detection method based on micropulse lidar measurements Chuanfeng algorithm to detect aerosols and clouds based on micropulse lidar measurements. A semidiscretization is then introduced. Combined with empirical threshold values, we determine if the signal waves indicate clouds

Li, Zhanqing

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Multiple thresholds in a model system of noisy ion channels  

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Voltage-activated ion channels vary randomly between open and closed states, influenced by the membrane potential and other factors. Signal transduction is enhanced by noise in a simple ion channel model. The enhancement occurs in a finite range of signals; the range can be extended using populations of channels. The range increases more rapidly in multiple-threshold channel populations than in single-threshold populations. The diversity of ion channels may thus be present as a strategy to reduce the metabolic costs of handling a broad class of electrochemical signals.

Michael J. Barber and Manfred L. Ristig

2006-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Damage Threshold of Silicon for Ultrafast Infrared Pulses  

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

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

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Threshold Surface-Passivated Photonic Crystal Nanocavity Laser  

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The efficiency and operating range of a photonic crystal laser is improved by passivating the InGaAs quantum well (QW) gain medium and GaAs membrane using an (NH4)S treatment. The passivated laser shows a four-fold reduction in nonradiative surface recombination rate, resulting in a four-fold reduction in lasing threshold. A three-level carrier dynamics model explains the results and shows that lasing threshold is as much determined by surface recombination losses as by the cavity quality factor (Q). Surface passivation therefore appears crucial in operating such lasers under practical conditions.

Dirk Englund; Hatice Altug; Jelena Vuckovic

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoproduction of the omega meson off the proton near threshold  

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An experimental study of omega photoproduction off the proton has been conducted by using the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers together with the photon tagging facility at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. The gp-->omega p differential cross sections are measured from threshold to the incident-photon energy Eg=1.4 GeV with ~15 MeV binning and full production-angle coverage. The quality of the present data near threshold gives access to a variety of interesting physics, including an estimation of the omegaN scattering length alpha_{omega p}.

Strakovsky, I I; Azimov, Ya I; Aguar-Bartolome, P; Annand, J R M; Arends, H J; Bantawa, K; Beck, R; Bekrenev, V; Berghaeuser, H; Braghieri, A; Briscoe, W J; Brudvik, J; Cherepnya, S; Codling, R F B; Collicott, C; Costanza, S; Demissie, B T; Downie, E J; Drexler, P; Fil'kov, L V; Glazier, D I; Gregor, R; Hamilton, D J; Heid, E; Hornidge, D; Jaegle, I; Jahn, O; Jude, T C; Kashevarov, V L; Keshelashvili, I; Kondratiev, R; Korolija, M; Kotulla, M; Koulbardis, A; Kruglov, S; Krusche, B; Lisin, V; Livingston, K; MacGregor, I J D; Maghrbi, Y; Manley, D M; Marinides, Z; McGeorge, J C; McNicoll, E F; Mekterovic, D; Metag, V; Middleton, D G; Mushkarenkov, A; Nefkens, B M K; Nikolaev, A; Novotny, R; Ortega, H; Ostrick, M; Otte, P B; Oussena, B; Pedroni, P; Pheron, F; Polonski, A; Robinson, J; Rosner, G; Rostomyan, T; Schumann, S; Sikora, M H; Starostin, A; Supek, I; Taragin, M F; Tarbert, C M; Thiel, M; Thomas, A; Unverzagt, M; Watts, D P; Werthmueller, D; Zehr, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoproduction of the omega meson off the proton near threshold  

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An experimental study of omega photoproduction off the proton has been conducted by using the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers together with the photon tagging facility at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. The gp-->omega p differential cross sections are measured from threshold to the incident-photon energy Eg=1.4 GeV with ~15 MeV binning and full production-angle coverage. The quality of the present data near threshold gives access to a variety of interesting physics, including an estimation of the omegaN scattering length alpha_{omega p}.

I. I. Strakovsky; S. Prakhov; Ya. I. Azimov; P. Aguar-Bartolome; J. R. M. Annand; H. J. Arends; K. Bantawa; R. Beck; V. Bekrenev; H. Berghaeuser; A. Braghieri; W. J. Briscoe; J. Brudvik; S. Cherepnya; R. F. B. Codling; C. Collicott; S. Costanza; B. T. Demissie; E. J. Downie; P. Drexler; L. V. Fil'kov; D. I. Glazier; R. Gregor; D. J. Hamilton; E. Heid; D. Hornidge; I. Jaegle; O. Jahn; T. C. Jude; V. L. Kashevarov; I. Keshelashvili; R. Kondratiev; M. Korolija; M. Kotulla; A. Koulbardis; S. Kruglov; B. Krusche; V. Lisin; K. Livingston; I. J. D. MacGregor; Y. Maghrbi; D. M. Manley; Z. Marinides; J. C. McGeorge; E. F. McNicoll; D. Mekterovic; V. Metag; D. G. Middleton; A. Mushkarenkov; B. M. K. Nefkens; A. Nikolaev; R. Novotny; H. Ortega; M. Ostrick; P. B. Otte; B. Oussena; P. Pedroni; F. Pheron; A. Polonski; J. Robinson; G. Rosner; T. Rostomyan; S. Schumann; M. H. Sikora; A. Starostin; I. Supek; M. F. Taragin; C. M. Tarbert; M. Thiel; A. Thomas; M. Unverzagt; D. P. Watts; D. Werthmueller; F. Zehr

2014-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold resummation for Drell-Yan production: theory and phenomenology  

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We present a phenomenological study of Drell-Yan pair production at hadron colliders based on the NNLO fixed order calculation and on NNLL resummation of threshold logarithms. We give an argument to prove that resummation effects are relevant also for values of x=M^2/s far from threshold. We compare different prescriptions for the calculation of resummed quantities, emphasizing the differences coming from subleading terms, which are important when x is small. We present phenomenological predictions for Drell-Yan rapidity distributions at the LHC, we study the ambiguity related to the resummation prescription, and we compare it to that coming from scale variation.

Marco Bonvini

2010-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of AlGaN/GaN strained layer superlattice period on InGaN MQW laser diodes[Multiple Quantum Wells  

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AlGaN/GaN strained layer superlattices have been employed in the cladding layers of InGaN multi-quantum well laser diodes grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). Superlattices have been investigated for strain relief of the cladding layer, as well as an enhanced hole concentration, which is more than ten times the value obtained for bulk AlGaN films. Laser diodes with strained layer superlattices as cladding layers were shown to have superior structural and electrical properties compared to laser diodes with bulk AlGaN cladding layers. As the period of the strained layer superlattices is decreased, the threshold voltage, as well as the threshold current density, is decreased. The resistance to vertical conduction through p-type superlattices with increasing superlattice period is not offset by the increase in hole concentration for increasing superlattice spacing, resulting in higher voltages.

Hansen, M.; Abare, A.C.; Kozodoy, P.; Katona, T.M.; Craven, M.D.; Speck, J.S.; Mishra, U.K.; Coldren, L.A.; DenBaars, S.P.

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structured luminescence conversion layer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus device such as a light source is disclosed which has an OLED device and a structured luminescence conversion layer deposited on the substrate or transparent electrode of said OLED device and on the exterior of said OLED device. The structured luminescence conversion layer contains regions such as color-changing and non-color-changing regions with particular shapes arranged in a particular pattern.

Berben, Dirk; Antoniadis, Homer; Jermann, Frank; Krummacher, Benjamin Claus; Von Malm, Norwin; Zachau, Martin

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOMCLUSTER AND ISING MODELS  

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SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOM­CLUSTER AND ISING MODELS BENJAMIN GRAHAM AND GEOFFREY GRIMMETT), the Ising model with external field, and the coloured random­cluster model. The principal tech­ nique in statistical physics, namely those of the random­cluster model and the Ising model. In each case, the event

Grimmett, Geoffrey

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SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOM-CLUSTER AND ISING MODELS  

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SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOM-CLUSTER AND ISING MODELS BENJAMIN GRAHAM AND GEOFFREY GRIMMETT. The models in question are the random-cluster model near the self-dual point psd(q) = q/(1 + q), the Ising in statistical physics, namely those of the random-cluster model and the Ising model. In each case, the event

Grimmett, Geoffrey

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A Threshold Autoregressive Model for Wholesale Electricity Prices  

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A Threshold Autoregressive Model for Wholesale Electricity Prices B. Ricky Rambharat, Department, 2003 Abstract We introduce a discrete-time model for electricity prices, which accounts for both spikes Introduction The study of electricity price dynamics has attracted significant attention from researchers

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Polymer Collapse, Protein Folding, and the Percolation Threshold  

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Polymer Collapse, Protein Folding, and the Percolation Threshold HAGAI MEIROVITCH University (Macromolecules 1989, 22, 3986­3997) to study protein folding, where H and P are the hydrophobic and polar amino; computer simulation; collapse transition; protein folding Introduction The behavior of dilute polymer

Meirovitch, Hagai

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Layered electrode for electrochemical cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

There is provided an electrode structure comprising a current collector sheet and first and second layers of electrode material. Together, the layers improve catalyst utilization and water management.

Swathirajan, Swathy (West Bloomfield, MI); Mikhail, Youssef M. (Sterling Heights, MI)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrashell Electron Interaction Mediated Photoformation of Hollow Atoms near Threshold  

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Double photoionization (DPI) of an atom by a single photon is a direct consequence of electron-electron interactions within the atom. We have measured the evolution of the K-shell DPI from threshold up in transition metals by high-resolution x-ray emission spectroscopy of the K{sup h}a hypersatellites, photoexcited by monochromatized synchrotron radiation. The measured evolution of the single-to-double photoionization cross-section ratio with excitation energy was found to be universal. Theoretical fits suggest that near threshold DPI is predominantly a semiclassical knockout effect, rather than the purely quantum-mechanical shake-off observed at the infinite photon energy limit.

Houtari, S.; Kao, C.; Hamalainen, K.; Diamant, R.; Sharon, R.; Deutsch, M.

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Layered permeable systems  

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Permeability is a second rank tensor relating flow rate to pressure gradient in a porous medium. If the permeability is a constant times the identity tensor the permeable medium is isotropic; otherwise it is anisotropic. A formalism is presented for the simple calculation of the permeability tensor of a heterogeneous layered system composed of interleaved thin layers of several permeable constituent porous media in the static limit. Corresponding to any cumulative thickness {ital H} of a constituent is an element consisting of scalar {ital H} and a matrix which is {ital H} times a hybrid matrix function of permeability. The calculation of the properties of a medium equivalent to the combination of permeable constituents may then be accomplished by simple addition of the corresponding scalar/matrix elements. Subtraction of an element removes a permeable constituent, providing the means to decompose a permeable medium into many possible sets of permeable constituents, all of which have the same flow properties. A set of layers of a constituent medium in the heterogeneous layered system with permeability of the order of 1{ital h} as {ital h} {r arrow} 0, where {ital h} is that constituent's concentration, acts as a set of infinitely thin channels and is a model for a set of parallel cracks or fractures. Conversely, a set of layers of a given constituent with permeability of the order of {ital h} as {ital h} {r arrow} 0 acts as a set of parallel flow barriers and models a set of parallel, relatively impermeable, interfaces, such as shale stringers or some faults.

Schoenberg, M. (Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, CT (US))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting threshold and location of laser damage on optical surfaces  

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

Siekhaus, Wigbert (Berkeley, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold Dynamics in Soil Carbon Storage for Bioenergy Crops  

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Threshold Dynamics in Soil Carbon Storage for Bioenergy Crops ... Because of increasing demands for bioenergy, a considerable amount of land in the midwestern United States could be devoted to the cultivation of second-generation bioenergy crops, such as switchgrass and miscanthus. ... The foliar carbon/nitrogen ratio (C/N) in these bioenergy crops at harvest is significantly higher than the ratios in replaced crops, such as corn or soybean. ...

Dong K. Woo; Juan C. Quijano; Praveen Kumar; Sayo Chaoka; Carl J. Bernacchi

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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? photoproduction from threshold through the S11(1535) resonance  

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We study photoproduction of ? mesons off protons in the effective Lagrangian approach. Unlike the ?0 case, ? photoproduction at threshold is strongly dominated by resonance excitation. The quantity (???)1/2A1/2/?T, characteristic of the photoexcitation of the S11(1535) resonance and its decay into the ?-nucleon channel, of interest to hadron models, is determined to be (0.22±0.02)×10-3 MeV-1 from the existing data.

M. Benmerrouche and Nimai C. Mukhopadhyay

1991-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Economical (k,m)-threshold controlled quantum teleportation  

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We study a (k,m)-threshold controlling scheme for controlled quantum teleportation. A standard polynomial coding over GF(p) with prime p > m-1 needs to distribute a d-dimensional qudit with d >= p to each controller for this purpose. We propose a scheme using m qubits (two-dimensional qudits) for the controllers' portion, following a discussion on the benefit of a quantum control in comparison to a classical control of a quantum teleportation.

Akira SaiToh; Robabeh Rahimi; Mikio Nakahara

2009-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Interference in above-threshold-ionization electron distributions from molecules  

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We present quantum-mechanical studies on above-threshold ionization of molecular ions in two and three dimensions. The momentum distributions show signatures of interfering emissions from the molecular centers. These structures deviate from a simple double-slit model that ignores the electron-ion interaction, but they are reproduced by an eikonal model. Such distortions of the interference pattern are partly responsible for the absence of clear interference patterns in the angle-integrated electron energy spectra.

Henkel, Jost [Institut fuer Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universitaet Wuerzburg, and Roentgen Research Center for Complex Material Systems, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik and Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST), Leibniz Universitaet Hannover Appelstrasse 2, D-30167 Hannover (Germany); Lein, Manfred [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik and Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST), Leibniz Universitaet Hannover Appelstrasse 2, D-30167 Hannover (Germany); Engel, Volker [Institut fuer Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universitaet Wuerzburg, and Roentgen Research Center for Complex Material Systems, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sharp thresholds for Hamiltonicity in random intersection graphs  

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Random Intersection Graphs, G"n","m","p, is a class of random graphs introduced in Karonski (1999) [7] where each of the n vertices chooses independently a random subset of a universal set of m elements. Each element of the universal sets is chosen independently ... Keywords: Hamilton cycles, Random intersection graph, Sharp threshold, Stochastic order relation between Gn,p and Gn,m,p

Charilaos Efthymiou; Paul G. Spirakis

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment  

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print A threshold law describes the dependence of a reaction yield near a reaction threshold. It is also a signature of the physical forces involved in the reaction, so the agreement of an observed threshold behavior with a threshold law or a departure from it can be a sensitive probe into how well the reaction physics is understood. A collaboration from Western Michigan University, the ALS, and Denison University has now shown that the threshold laws for inner-shell photodetachment of negative ions are not only obeyed but can extend over a much wider energy range than theory had predicted. Crossing a Threshold In physics and chemistry, a threshold refers to the minimum energy required for a reaction to just become observable. A threshold law mathematically describes the reaction yield as the energy varies near the threshold. For ionization of an atom, for example, the threshold is the minimum energy needed to eject an electron, and the threshold behavior of the ionization depends only on the Coulomb (electrical) attraction between the positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electron. When absorption of light causes removal (photodetachment) of an electron from a negatively charged ion (atom with one extra electron) the story changes because the negative electron is bound to a neutral atom.

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment  

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print A threshold law describes the dependence of a reaction yield near a reaction threshold. It is also a signature of the physical forces involved in the reaction, so the agreement of an observed threshold behavior with a threshold law or a departure from it can be a sensitive probe into how well the reaction physics is understood. A collaboration from Western Michigan University, the ALS, and Denison University has now shown that the threshold laws for inner-shell photodetachment of negative ions are not only obeyed but can extend over a much wider energy range than theory had predicted. Crossing a Threshold In physics and chemistry, a threshold refers to the minimum energy required for a reaction to just become observable. A threshold law mathematically describes the reaction yield as the energy varies near the threshold. For ionization of an atom, for example, the threshold is the minimum energy needed to eject an electron, and the threshold behavior of the ionization depends only on the Coulomb (electrical) attraction between the positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electron. When absorption of light causes removal (photodetachment) of an electron from a negatively charged ion (atom with one extra electron) the story changes because the negative electron is bound to a neutral atom.

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Low-threshold analysis of CDMS shallow-site data  

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Data taken during the final shallow-site run of the first tower of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) detectors have been reanalyzed with improved sensitivity to small energy depositions. Four ~224 g germanium and two ~105 g silicon detectors were operated at the Stanford Underground Facility (SUF) between December 2001 and June 2002, yielding 118 live days of raw exposure. Three of the germanium and both silicon detectors were analyzed with a new low-threshold technique, making it possible to lower the germanium and silicon analysis thresholds down to the actual trigger thresholds of ~1 keV and ~2 keV, respectively. Limits on the spin-independent cross section for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) to elastically scatter from nuclei based on these data exclude interesting parameter space for WIMPs with masses below 9 GeV/c^2. Under standard halo assumptions, these data partially exclude parameter space favored by interpretations of the DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT experiments' data as WIMP signals, and exclude new parameter space for WIMP masses between 3 GeV/c^2 and 4 GeV/c^2.

CDMS Collaboration; D. S. Akerib; M. J. Attisha; L. Baudis; D. A. Bauer; A. I. Bolozdynya; P. L. Brink; R. Bunker; B. Cabrera; D. O. Caldwell; C. L. Chang; R. M. Clarke; J. Cooley; M. B. Crisler; P. Cushman; F. DeJongh; R. Dixon; D. D. Driscoll; J. Filippini; S. Funkhouser; R. J. Gaitskell; S. R. Golwala; D. Holmgren; L. Hsu; M. E. Huber; S. Kamat; R. Mahapatra; V. Mandic; P. Meunier; N. Mirabolfathi; D. Moore; S. W. Nam; H. Nelson; R. W. Ogburn; X. Qiu; W. Rau; A. Reisetter; T. Saab; B. Sadoulet; J. Sander; C. Savage; R. W. Schnee; D. N. Seitz; T. A. Shutt; G. Wang; S. Yellin; J. Yoo; B. A. Young

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment  

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print Wednesday, 29 March 2006 00:00 A threshold law describes the dependence of a reaction yield near a reaction threshold. It is also a signature of the physical forces involved in the reaction, so the agreement of an observed threshold behavior with a threshold law or a departure from it can be a sensitive probe into how well the reaction physics is understood. A collaboration from Western Michigan University, the ALS, and Denison University has now shown that the threshold laws for inner-shell photodetachment of negative ions are not only obeyed but can extend over a much wider energy range than theory had predicted.

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Thresher: an improved algorithm for peak height thresholding of microbial community profiles  

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......replicates in a pair failing a quantitative test of similarity, either that threshold or...replicates in a pair failing some quantitative test of similarity, either that threshold or...rejected. As we show below, an appropriate test of similarity can be used both to set thresholds......

Verena Starke; Andrew Steele

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion transport and structure of layer-by-layer assemblies  

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Layer-by-layer (LbL) films of various architectures were examined as potential solid state electrolytes for electrochemical systems (e.g. batteries and fuel cells). The relationship between materials properties and ion ...

Lutkenhaus, Jodie Lee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of Leakage Preventing Layer  

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It is a brand new concept for leakage prevention layer. The practice to place HEPA filter at the terminal is improved when the theory of leakage prevention layer applies, which becomes the core of novel air distr...

Zhonglin Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Age and Sex on Pure?Tone Thresholds  

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Recent developments have emphasized the need for an adequate reference level from which to assess the degree of noise?induced hearing loss. The purpose of the present study was to determine the threshold of hearing for pure tones on a large sample of subjects (N = 500) drawn from a population exposed to minimal levels of industrial noise. Four age groups were studied: 18 to 24 26 to 32 34 to 40 and 43 to 49 years inclusive. Threshold measurements were made from 250 to 8000 cps on a Beltone audiometer provided with PDR?8 earphones calibrated in a National Bureau of Standards Coupler 9?A. The threshold data were analyzed by age groups ear and sex in terms of three types of distributions: (1) original distributions which contained the data for all subjects tested; (2) screened distributions which contained the data only for subjects who passed rigid screening criteria related to otological disorders and extent of noise exposure; and (3) truncated distributions which contained only data ±15 db from the mode of the screen distributions. The results of the study indicate that in general only minor differences (less than 5 db) exist between ears but that women have more sensitive and less variable hearing than men. The sex difference is independent of age and appears to be more marked at the higher frequencies. Although the effects of age are clearly evident for both men and women there is limited agreement between the curves of presbycousis of the present study and those proposed by the American Standards Association. The suggestion is offered that future audiometric standards be specified independently for men and for women according to particular age levels. [This research was supported by the United States Air Force under Contract AF 33(616)?2626 monitored by the Bio?Acoustics Branch Aero?Medical Laboratory Wright Air Development Center Ohio.

John F. Corso

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold Stress Creep Behavior of Alloy 617 at Intermediate Temperatures  

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Creep of Alloy 617, a solid solution Ni-Cr-Mo alloy, was studied in the temperature range of 1023 K to 1273 K (750 °C to 1000 °C). Typical power-law creep behavior with a stress exponent of approximately 5 is observed at temperatures from 1073 K to 1273 K (800 °C to 1000 °C). Creep at 1023 K (750 °C), however, exhibits threshold stress behavior coinciding with the temperature at which a low volume fraction of ordered coherent y' precipitates forms. The threshold stress is determined experimentally to be around 70 MPa at 1023 K (750 °C) and is verified to be near zero at 1173 K (900 °C)—temperatures directly correlating to the formation and dissolution of y' precipitates, respectively. The y' precipitates provide an obstacle to continued dislocation motion and result in the presence of a threshold stress. TEM analysis of specimens crept at 1023 K (750 °C) to various strains, and modeling of stresses necessary for y' precipitate dislocation bypass, suggests that the climb of dislocations around the y' precipitates is the controlling factor for continued deformation at the end of primary creep and into the tertiary creep regime. As creep deformation proceeds at an applied stress of 121 MPa and the precipitates coarsen, the stress required for Orowan bowing is reached and this mechanism becomes active. At the minimum creep rate at an applied stress of 145 MPa, the finer precipitate size results in higher Orowan bowing stresses and the creep deformation is dominated by the climb of dislocations around the y' precipitates.

J.K. Benz; L.J. Carroll; J.K. Wright; R.N. Wright; T. Lillo

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold for Potential Sputtering of LiF  

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We have measured total sputtering yields for impact of slow ( ?100 eV) singly and doubly charged ions on LiF. The minimum potential energy necessary to induce potential sputtering (PS) from LiF was determined to be about 10 eV. This threshold coincides with the energy necessary to produce a cold hole in the valence band of LiF by resonant neutralization. This allows the first unambiguous identification of PS induced by cold holes. Further stepwise increase of the sputtering yield with higher projectile potential energies provides evidence for additional defect-mediated sputtering mechanisms operative in alkali halides.

G. Hayderer; M. Schmid; P. Varga; H P. Winter; F. Aumayr; L. Wirtz; C. Lemell; J. Burgdörfer; L. Hägg; C. O. Reinhold

1999-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Declining Threshold for Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Declining Threshold for Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico ... The northwestern Gulf of Mexico shelf has been nicknamed “The Dead Zone” due to annual summertime (May?September) bottom-water hypoxia (dissolved oxygen ?2 mg L-1) that can be extensive (>20?000 km2) and last for several months. ... The annual occurrence of summertime (May?September) hypoxia on the northwestern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf has received considerable attention because it can extend over a large area (>20?000 km2) and last for several months (14). ...

Craig A. Stow; Song S. Qian; J. Kevin Craig

2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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NPR step-scaling across the charm threshold  

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Matching Non-Perturbative Renormalisation on the lattice and perturbative renormalisation would benefit from higher matching scales, which are needed for observables entering their permile era such as BK. In this work we lay down a strategy, within the Rome-Southampton framework, to push this scale higher across the charm threshold, and apply it to an exploration of the BK running from 3 GeV to 9 GeV. This is done on Nf = 2+1+1 ensembles generated by the RBC-UKQCD collaboration, and features a close study of the discretisation effects.

Frison, Julien; Garron, Nicolas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower versus Higher Hemoglobin Threshold for Transfusion in Septic Shock  

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...the criteria for septic shock, and had a blood concentration of hemoglobin of 9 g per deciliter or less as measured by means of valid point-of-care testing (see the Supplementary Appendix). The reasons for the exclusion of some patients are shown in Figure 1 and listed in the Supplementary Appendix. Intervention... A large Scandinavian randomized trial showed no important outcome differences between hemoglobin levels of 7 g per deciliter and 9 g per deciliter as transfusion thresholds in patients with septic shock.

Holst L.B.; Haase N.; Wetterslev J.

2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision determination of the dpi -> NN transition strength at threshold  

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An unusual but effective way to determine at threshold the dpi -> NN transition strength is to exploit the hadronic ground-state broadening in pionic deuterium, accessible by x-ray spectroscopy. The broadening is dominated by the true absorption channel dpi- -> nn, which is related to s-wave pion production pp -> dpi+ by charge symmetry and detailed balance. Using the exotic atom circumvents the problem of Coulomb corrections to the cross section as necessary in the production experiments. Our dedicated measurement finds (1171+23/-49) meV for the broadening yielding (252+5/-11) \\mub.

Th. Strauch; F. D. Amaro; D. F. Anagnostopoulos; P. Bühler; D. S. Covita; H. Gorke; D. Gotta; A. Gruber; A. Hirtl; P. Indelicato; E. -O. LeBigot; M. Nekipelov; J. M. F. dos Santos; S. Schlesser; Ph. Schmid; L. M. Simons; M. Trassinelli; J. F. C. A. Veloso; J. Zmeskal

2010-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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?D??0D reaction in the threshold region  

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Coherent pion photoproduction on the deuteron is studied in the threshold region spanning photon lab energies from threshold at 139.83 MeV to 160 MeV. Unlike previous similar calculations which used the now obsolete value for the s-wave E0+ multipole, our work relies on the latest information on the elementary amplitudes which are in excellent agreement with recent precise data on the ?p??0p reaction. We compare the exact treatment of pion propagation against various approximations often used in the literature and their impact on the very important pion rescattering contribution. We have investigated the sensitivity of the ?D??0D cross section to various choices of the values of the elementary multipoles and in particular the neutron s-wave amplitude E0+?0n. The Fermi motion, corrections due to the boost from the nucleon to the deuteron frames as well as the deuteron D-state are all taken into account. The predicted total and differential cross sections are compared with the very recent experimental data from the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory.

M. Benmerrouche and E. Tomusiak

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Systems Stored-Energy Threshold Risk Analysis  

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Federal Regulation 10 CFR 851, which became effective February 2007, brought to light potential weaknesses regarding the Pressure Safety Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The definition of a pressure system in 10 CFR 851 does not contain a limit based upon pressure or any other criteria. Therefore, the need for a method to determine an appropriate risk-based hazard level for pressure safety was identified. The Laboratory has historically used a stored energy of 1000 lbf-ft to define a pressure hazard; however, an analytical basis for this value had not been documented. This document establishes the technical basis by evaluating the use of stored energy as an appropriate criterion to establish a pressure hazard, exploring a suitable risk threshold for pressure hazards, and reviewing the methods used to determine stored energy. The literature review and technical analysis concludes the use of stored energy as a method for determining a potential risk, the 1000 lbf-ft threshold, and the methods used by PNNL to calculate stored energy are all appropriate. Recommendations for further program improvements are also discussed

Paulsen, Samuel S.

2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary ecotoxicity assessment thresholds: Setting screening values for terrestrial systems  

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How does one address the question of what level of environmental contamination causes adverse effects in plants and wildlife based solely on information from the ecotoxicology literature? One is confronted with a database derived from studies conducted in different laboratories, with different protocols, on different species that address different toxicity endpoints. Rarely will this information be directly applicable to the species of interest. How then are priorities set to sort the literature data in order of relevance to needs? Using decision analysis theory in an analytical hierarchy procedure the authors queried a panel of experts to define which components of a study make it more or less applicable to determining toxicity thresholds for organisms in their natural environment. A questionnaire guided them through a series of pairwise comparisons that enabled them to rank the importance of study duration, endpoint, and other reported variables. Each study from the literature can then be ranked according to the relative weights given to each of the categories and its usefulness determined for setting threshold values for a species of interest.

Fairbrother, A.; Kapustka, L.A.; Anderson, S.A. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Corvallis, OR (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal deposition using seed layers  

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Methods of forming a conductive metal layers on substrates are disclosed which employ a seed layer to enhance bonding, especially to smooth, low-roughness or hydrophobic substrates. In one aspect of the invention, the seed layer can be formed by applying nanoparticles onto a surface of the substrate; and the metallization is achieved by electroplating an electrically conducting metal onto the seed layer, whereby the nanoparticles serve as nucleation sites for metal deposition. In another approach, the seed layer can be formed by a self-assembling linker material, such as a sulfur-containing silane material.

Feng, Hsein-Ping; Chen, Gang; Bo, Yu; Ren, Zhifeng; Chen, Shuo; Poudel, Bed

2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental onset threshold and magnetic pressure pileup for 3D Sweet-Parker reconnection  

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In space, astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, magnetic reconnect ion converts magnetic into particle energy during unsteady, explosive events. The abrupt onset and cessation has been a long standing puzzle. We show the first three-dimensional (3D) laboratory example of onset and stagnation of Sweet-Parker type magnetic reconnection between magnetized and parallel current (flux) ropes driven by magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) attraction and 3D instability. Mutually attracting flux ropes advect and merge oppositely directed magnetic fields. Magnetic flux is annihilated, but reaches soon a threshold where magnetic flux and pressure pile up, and reconnection magnetic topology appears. This occurs when inflow speeds exceed the SweetParker speed v{sub SP} = v{sub A} / S{sup 1/2}, where v{sub A} is the Alfven speed and S is the Lundquist number for the reconnection layer, as magnetic flux arrives faster than flux annihilation can process it. Finally piled up fields generate MHD reaction forces that stall the inflow and the reconnection process.

Intrator, Thomas P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sun, Xuan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lapenta, Giovanni [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Furno, Ivo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; [NON LANL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photocurrent Generation in Layer-By-Layer Assembled Dendrimers  

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Photocurrent Generation in Layer-By-Layer Assembled Dendrimers with Photocurrent Generation in Layer-By-Layer Assembled Dendrimers with Ruthenium Tris-bipyridine Peripheral Groups and a Viologen-like Core Manal Abi Saab, Rouba Abdel-Malak, James F. Wishart, and Tarek H. Ghaddar Langmuir 23, 10807-10815 (2007). [Find paper at ACS Publications] Abstract: The photophysical and photoelectrochemical properties of first- and second-generation dendrimers with ruthenium tris-bipyridine peripheral groups and a tri-viologen like core (Ru3V3 and Ru6V3) were investigated in solution and when embedded within assembled films. The stepwise assembly of these dendrimers on quartz and ITO surfaces utilizing the layer-by-layer approach was investigated. The amount of the assembled dendrimers was found to increase on going to the higher generation dendrimer. This dendrimer

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Heart Rate Variability Analysis Using Threshold of Wavelet Package Coefficients  

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In this paper, a new efficient feature extraction method based on the adaptive threshold of wavelet package coefficients is presented. This paper especially deals with the assessment of autonomic nervous system using the background variation of the signal Heart Rate Variability HRV extracted from the wavelet package coefficients. The application of a wavelet package transform allows us to obtain a time-frequency representation of the signal, which provides better insight in the frequency distribution of the signal with time. A 6 level decomposition of HRV was achieved with db4 as mother wavelet, and the above two bands LF and HF were combined in 12 specialized frequencies sub-bands obtained in wavelet package transform. Features extracted from these coefficients can efficiently represent the characteristics of the original signal. ANOVA statistical test is used for the evaluation of proposed algorithm.

Kheder, G; Massoued, M Ben; Samet, M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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V-uniform ergodicity of threshold autoregressive nonlinear time series  

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intervals. Each threshold autoregressive model can be embedded in a Markov chain on Rp. For specifics, if we write Xt = (yt,yt-1,...,yt-p+1)prime the TAR(p) model introduced in (1.1) can be expressed as the following: Xt = AiXt-1 +nut, Xt-1 element Ri (1... ... 0 0 0 1 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 0 0 .. ... 1 0 1 CC CC CC CC CC A 3 and nut = xit(1,0,...,0)prime . Since the distribution of Xt given X0,...,Xt-1 depends upon Xt-1 only, Xt is a Markov chain. The transition measure of Xt is singular w.r.t. Lebesgue...

Boucher, Thomas Richard

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

108

Measurements of the Threshold Displacement Energy in Ta and Nb  

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Changes in the damage rate (residual electrical resistivity per unit electron fluence) were measured as a function of incident electron energy in the range 1.0-2.2 MeV for 0.002-in.-diam Nb and Ta wires. The threshold energies, estimated by simple extrapolation to zero production rates, were 36 eV for Nb and 32 eV for Ta. The resistivity of a Frenkel pair was determined to be about 5.3 ?? cm/at.% for Nb and 1.9 ?? cm/at.% for Ta. The damage production curves for two other bcc metals, Mo and W, are compared with those for Nb and Ta.

G. Youngblood; S. Myhra; J. W. DeFord

1969-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

109

Low Threshold Parametric Decay Backscattering Instability in Tokamak Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating Experiments  

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The experimental conditions leading to substantial reduction of the backscattering decay instability threshold in electron cyclotron resonance heating experiments in toroidal devices are analyzed. It is shown that a drastic decrease of threshold is provided by the nonmonotonic behavior of plasma density in the vicinity of magnetic island and poloidal magnetic field inhomogeneity making possible localization of ion Bernstein decay waves. The corresponding ion Bernstein wave gain and the parametric decay instability pump power threshold is calculated.

E. Z. Gusakov and A. Yu. Popov

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Threshold Parametric Decay Backscattering Instability in Tokamak Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating Experiments  

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The experimental conditions leading to substantial reduction of the backscattering decay instability threshold in electron cyclotron resonance heating experiments in toroidal devices are analyzed. It is shown that a drastic decrease of threshold is provided by the nonmonotonic behavior of plasma density in the vicinity of magnetic island and poloidal magnetic field inhomogeneity making possible localization of ion Bernstein decay waves. The corresponding ion Bernstein wave gain and the parametric decay instability pump power threshold is calculated.

Gusakov, E. Z.; Popov, A. Yu. [Ioffe Institute, St.-Petersburg (Russian Federation)

2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Neural Networks Single Layer Networks Multi Layer Networks Generalization Artificial Neural Networks  

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Artificial Neural Networks Single Layer Networks Multi Layer Networks Generalization Artificial Neural Networks Artificial Neural Networks Single Layer Networks Multi Layer Networks Generalization 1 Artificial Neural Networks Properties Applications Classical Examples Biological Background 2 Single Layer

Kjellström, Hedvig

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E-Print Network 3.0 - absolute threshold technique Sample Search...  

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and Computing (1995) 5, 265-273 Application of wavelets to the Summary: theory. In Section 3, we discuss available techniques for thresholding the coefficients of a...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - above-threshold ionization energy-resolved...  

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Femtoscale Linda Young Summary: is thought to evolve to another breakup mechanism as the excess energy above threshold (203 eV) is increased... describes experiments using...

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2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Ryerson University Profile (Threshold House)  

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2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Ryerson University Profile (Threshold House), as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy website.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atoms two-photon above-threshold Sample...  

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created, which can be considered above threshold ionization ATI . Unlike in the seminal atomic ATI studies... absorption of four laser photons, equivalent to 20 eV excitation...

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Generalized cell–dual-cell transformation and exact thresholds for percolation  

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Suggested by Scullard’s recent star-triangle relation for correlated bond systems, we propose a general “cell–dual-cell” transformation, which allows in principle an infinite variety of lattices with exact percolation thresholds to be generated. We directly verify Scullard’s site percolation thresholds, and derive the bond thresholds for his “martini” lattice (pc=1?2) and the “A” lattice (pc=0.625457…, solution to p5?4p4+3p3+2p2?1=0). We also present a precise Monte Carlo test of the site threshold for the “A” lattice.

Robert M. Ziff

2006-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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(STARC), (), (NEC), () 1st. Layer 2nd. Layer 3rd. Layer  

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, , , , , , (STARC), (), (NEC), () PG401 Program BPA RB SB BPA RB SB BPA RB SB BPA RB SB BPA RB SB BPA RB SB BPA RB SB 1st. Layer 2nd. Layer 3rd. Layer Total System BPA BPA 1 BPA 3 BPA2 BPA 4 BPA 5 BPA 6 RB 7 RB15 BPA 8 BPA 9 BPA 10 RB 11 BPA 12 BPA 13 RB 14 RB END RB RB BPA RB Data

Kasahara, Hironori

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Alternatives of non-threshold and threshold concepts of cancerogenic and mutagenic effects of low LET radiation: the analysis of postulates and arguments  

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The comparative analysis of radiation-induced stochastic effects in organisms and cells is given under the aspect of the comparison of non-threshold vs. threshold concepts of radiation effect induction including their postulate basis analysis. Most representative data of basic research areas of radiation-induced stochastic effects are considered, including data on radiation epidemiology and experimental and theoretical radiobiology. The main conclusion of the elaborated analysis consists in the principal difference of dose response patterns for radiation-induced, stochastic effects in the low dose range compared with those in the high dose range. The principal inadequacy of extrapolations from high to low dose ranges is noted, as well as the better justification and the corresponding preference attributed to the threshold concept of low LET radiation effects. The new approach principle of the approximate radiation-induced stochastic effect, quasi-threshold evaluation, is presented.

Lev M. Rozhdestvensky

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Magnetic properties of layered antiferromagnets  

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Magnetic properties of layered antiferromagnets have been studied using correlated effective field (CEF) theory developed by M. E. Lines. This theory goes beyond mean-field theory and correctly reproduces the experimental results. The theory is used here to interpret the magnetic order parameter and the susceptibilities of the FePS3 compound, which is a layered antiferromagnet with a marked Ising anisotropy.

Ibha Chatterjee

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of the $ppK^+K^-$ system near threshold  

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In this article studies of the near threshold $pp\\to ppK^+K^-$ reaction conducted with the COSY-11 and the ANKE detectors are reviewed. In particular recent investigations on the $K^+K^-$ final state interaction are revisited taking into account updated cross sections of the COSY-11 experiment. These studies resulted in the new value of $K^+K^-$ effective range amounting to: $\\mathrm{Re}(b_{K^{+}K^{-}}) = -0.2^{+0.8_{stat}~+0.4_{sys}}_{-0.6_{stat}~-0.4_{sys}}~\\mathrm{fm}$ and $\\mathrm{Im}(b_{K^{+}K^{-}}) = 1.2^{~+0.5_{stat}~+0.3_{sys}}_{~-0.3_{stat}~-0.3_{sys}}~\\mathrm{fm}$. The determined real and imaginary parts of the $K^+K^-$ scattering length were estimated to be: $\\left|\\mathrm{Re}(a_{K^{+}K^{-}})\\right| = 10^{~+17_{stat}}_{~-10_{stat}}~\\mathrm{fm}$ and $\\mathrm{Im}(a_{K^{+}K^{-}}) = 0^{~+37_{stat}}_{~-10_{stat}}~\\mathrm{fm}$.

M. Silarski

2014-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Relations among Intensity, Time, and Temporary Threshold Shift  

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The results of a series of studies using normal ears on the effects of broad?band noise (equal energy in all octave bands from 75 to 10 000 cps) can be summarized by the equation TTS ?=?1.06R(S?85)?( log 10 ?T/1.7)?(1–0.37? log 10 ?t/2) where TTS is the threshold shift at 4000 cps in db t minutes after cessation of a T?minute exposure to the noise;S is the sound?pressure level of the noise and R is the fraction of time that the noise is on. This equation is shown to hold for 05 min t>2 min and all values of R provided that the noise pulses are 1 sec to 1 min long. Thus the relation between intensity and duration for constant TTS is much more complicated than predicted by the equation IT = K of classical psychophysics or the I 2 T = k recently suggested although both are approximately true in particular regions. Furthermore it is evident that a noise on only part of the time is much less dangerous than one on continuously. (This research was supported in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.)

W. D. Ward; A. Glorig; D. L. Sklar

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Threshold Concepts and Their Use in Rangeland Management and Restoration: The Good,  

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management via potential-based land classification sys- tems and associated state-and-transition models (STMsThreshold Concepts and Their Use in Rangeland Management and Restoration: The Good, the Bad properties in time or space. In rangeland management, thresholds reflect changes in vegetation and soils

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

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

Qu, Tongbin

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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An extremely sharp phase transition threshold for the slow growing hierarchy  

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threshold point'. An everyday life example of this is the change from one material state to a different oneAn extremely sharp phase transition threshold for the slow growing hierarchy Andreas Weiermann of. This article is part of our general research program on phase transitions in logic

Weiermann, Andreas

125

Consumption asymmetry and the stock market: New evidence through a threshold adjustment model  

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Consumption asymmetry and the stock market: New evidence through a threshold adjustment model whether stock market wealth affects real consumption asymmetrically through a threshold adjustment model. The empirical findings for the US show that wealth produces an asymmetric effect on real consumption

Ahmad, Sajjad

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Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds Justin Cheng, Michael S. Bernstein  

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Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds Justin Cheng, Michael S. Bernstein Stanford The web is a catalyst for drawing people together around shared goals, but many groups never reach other people commit as well. Catalyst is a platform that introduces activation thresholds for on

Pratt, Vaughan

127

4th BIENNIAL THRESHOLD CONCEPTS CONFERENCE and 6th NAIRTL ANNUAL CONFERENCE  

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4th BIENNIAL THRESHOLD CONCEPTS CONFERENCE and 6th NAIRTL ANNUAL CONFERENCE Register at www.nairtl.ie/conference12 before May 31st Registration fee is 200 SUB-THEMES The conference programme will include oral development, and new developments in threshold concepts. PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS A pre-conference "Student

O'Mahony, Donal E.

128

Profit Sharing with Thresholds and Non-monotone Player Utilities Elliot Anshelevich  

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Profit Sharing with Thresholds and Non-monotone Player Utilities Elliot Anshelevich John Postl July that the player utility is monotone in the number of participants working on their project, we consider non-monotone player utilities. Such utilities could result, for example, from "threshold" or "phase transition

Anshelevich, Elliot

129

Two-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium F. Martin,2  

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Two-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium A. Reber,1 F. Marti´n,2 H. Bachau,3 and R. S to understanding the photoionization properties of magnesium 1­8 , the problem of above- threshold ionization ATI

Berry, R. Stephen

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Characterization of the Threshold Response of Initiation of Blood Clotting to Stimulus Patch Size  

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Characterization of the Threshold Response of Initiation of Blood Clotting to Stimulus Patch Size demonstrates that the threshold response of initiation of blood clotting to the size of a patch of stimulus on the Damko¨hler number. Human blood and plasma were exposed to surfaces patterned with patches presenting

Ismagilov, Rustem F.

131

Design and implementation of a sub-threshold wireless BFSK transmitter  

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the BFSK transmitter using a standard cell methodology on the same die operating at super-threshold voltages on a different voltage domain. Experiments using the fabricated die show that the sub-threshold circuit consumes 19.4x lower power than...

Paul, Suganth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of a sub-threshold wireless BFSK transmitter  

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the BFSK transmitter using a standard cell methodology on the same die operating at super-threshold voltages on a different voltage domain. Experiments using the fabricated die show that the sub-threshold circuit consumes 19.4x lower power than...

Paul, Suganth

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

133

Nanoengineering Catalyst Supports via Layer-by Layer Surface Functionalization  

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Recent progress in the layer-by-layer surface modification of oxides for the preparation of highly active and stable gold nanocatalysts is briefly reviewed. Through a layer-by-layer surface modification approach, the surfaces of various catalyst supports including both porous and nonporous silica materials and TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles were modified with monolayers or multilayers of distinct metal oxide ultra-thin films. The surface-modified materials were used as supports for Au nanoparticles, resulting in highly active nanocatalysts for low-temperature CO oxidation. Good stability against sintering under high-temperature treatment was achieved for a number of the Au catalysts through surface modification of the support material. The surface modification of supports can be a viable route to control both the composition and structure of support and nanoparticle interfaces, thereby tailoring the stability and activity of the supported catalyst systems.

Yan, Wenfu [ORNL; Mahurin, Shannon Mark [ORNL; Overbury, Steven {Steve} H [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The H-mode power threshold in hydrogen plasmas in DIII-D  

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In DIII-D, experiments have been performed in hydrogen plasmas to determine the requirement for hydrogen operation in ITER. The H-mode threshold power has been determined to increase with input torque for both hydrogen and deuterium plasmas with the H-mode power threshold for hydrogen plasmas being greater by approximately a factor of 2 at zero torque than in comparable deuterium plasmas. The threshold power for hydrogen discharges with full counter-current beam injection is roughly the same as the threshold power for deuterium discharges with co-current beam injection. The plasma geometry also influences the power threshold through the vertical distance between the X-point and the divertor surface.

Gohil, P. [General Atomics; Jernigan, T. C. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Scoville, J. T. [General Atomics, San Diego; Strait, E. J. [General Atomics

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Layer-By-Layer Assembled Hybrid Film of Carbon Nanotubes/Iron...  

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By-Layer Assembled Hybrid Film of Carbon NanotubesIron Oxide Nanocrystals for Reagentless Electrochemical Detection of Layer-By-Layer Assembled Hybrid Film of Carbon Nanotubes...

136

Hole in the ozone layer?  

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Hole in the ozone layer? Hole in the ozone layer? Name: Kelley Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Is there really a hole in the ozone layer? Replies: That depends on what one means by a "hole". There is a thinning of the layer that is particularly severe during certain seasons at the poles. But the ozone layer is thinning most everywhere. The thinning around the south pole of earth is particularly stunning, and has been referred to as a hole even though some ozone still exists there, it is much less concentrated. As you may know, this ozone destruction is probably due to human release of pollutants such as clorofluorocarbons (CFCs) an due to natural sources such as chemicals from volcanic eruptions. CFCs are used is cooling systems such as refrigerators and air conditioning. There is an international agreement to phase out the use of these destructive chemicals but they won't be banned entirely for years for fears of losing money. Meanwhile the ozone layer thins and we are exposed to increasingly higher doses of cancer causing radiation

137

Magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer control system  

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Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an active boundary layer control system which is lightweight, operates with low in put power, and occupies little physical space. It is a further object of the invention to provide a boundary layer control system which is robust and can be operated in a damaged condition without creating a hazard to the vehicle. It is yet object of the invention to provide a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) boundary layer control system for marine vehicles which provides a force directly on the water adjacent to the vehicle hull to provide flow separation control. The invention is a boundary layer control system using magnetic and electric fields interaction to providea driving force to energize boundary layer flow around a marine vehicle. A plurality of magnets are located circumferentially around the hull. Seawater electrodes are placed between each of the magnets and between the poles of each magnet. The resulting interaction of the electric and magnetic fields produces a Lorentz force which reduces the turbulence and may even relaminarize the flow in the boundary layer.

Meng, J.C.

1993-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The limited growth of vegetated shear layers  

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In contrast to free shear layers, which grow continuously downstream, shear layers generated by submerged vegetation grow only to a finite thickness. Because these shear layers are characterized by coherent vortex structures ...

Ghisalberti, M.

139

Energy transport in the solar transition layer  

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...research-article Research Article Energy transport in the solar transition layer J...emission measure in the solar transition layer, which...the heat transport. solar transition layer|differential emission measure|energy transport|ion-acoustic...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Neural Networks Single Layer Networks Multi Layer Networks Generalization Artificial Neural Networks  

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Artificial Neural Networks Single Layer Networks Multi Layer Networks Generalization Artificial Neural Networks #12;Artificial Neural Networks Single Layer Networks Multi Layer Networks Generalization 1 Artificial Neural Networks Properties Applications Classical Examples Biological Background 2

Kjellström, Hedvig

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Low-energy-threshold analysis of the Phase I and Phase II data sets of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

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Results are reported from a joint analysis of Phase I and Phase II data from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. The effective electron kinetic energy threshold used is Teff=3.5 MeV, the lowest analysis threshold yet achieved ...

Monroe, Jocelyn

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Associated production of Higgs boson with vector boson at threshold N$^3$LO in QCD  

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We present the results for the associated production of Higgs boson with vector boson computed at threshold N$^3$LO in QCD. We use the recently available result on the threshold contributions to the inclusive Drell-Yan production cross-section at third order in strong coupling constant. We have implemented it in the publicly available computer package vh@nnlo, thereby obtaining the numerical impact of threshold N$^3$LO contributions for the first time. We find that the inclusion of such corrections do reduce theoretical uncertainties resulting from the renormalization scale.

Kumar, M C; Ravindran, V

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Higgs boson gluon-fusion production beyond threshold in N3LO QCD  

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In this article, we compute the gluon fusion Higgs boson cross-section at N3LO through the second term in the threshold expansion. This calculation constitutes a major milestone towards the full N3LO cross section. Our result has the best formal accuracy in the threshold expansion currently available, and includes contributions from collinear regions besides subleading corrections from soft and hard regions, as well as certain logarithmically enhanced contributions for general kinematics. We use our results to perform a critical appraisal of the validity of the threshold approximation at N3LO in perturbative QCD.

Anastasiou, Charalampos; Dulat, Falko; Furlan, Elisabetta; Gehrmann, Thomas; Herzog, Franz; Mistlberger, Bernhard

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen in magnesium palladium thin layer structures.  

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??In this thesis, the study of hydrogen storage, absorption and desorption in magnesium layers is described. The magnesium layers have a thickness of 50-500 nm… (more)

Kruijtzer, G.L.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Covalent Layer-by-Layer Synthesis of Responsive Porous Filters  

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of surfaces could be obtained by including a number of different functional groups.60 Such and coworkers used azide and alkyne functional groups to create a cross linked layer-by-layer assembly of poly(acrylic acid).65 Click chemistry was used... These particles were beneficial in that they became the first 17 experimental study of the phase morphology of mixed polymer brushed on a curved surface. They also introduced apt synthetic precursors of poly(acrylic acid)/PS functionalized particle surfaces...

Allen, Ainsley Larue

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

146

Evidence of a Threshold Wind Speed in Tower-mounted Scatterometer Data David W. Draper and David G. Long  

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Evidence of a Threshold Wind Speed in Tower-mounted Scatterometer Data David W. Draper and David G ) in scatterom- eter measurements over water is theorized to go to zero below a threshold wind speed due. Evidence of the threshold wind speed and a hysteresis effect have been observed in airship and wave tank

Long, David G.

147

Layered architecture for quantum computing  

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We develop a layered quantum computer architecture, which is a systematic framework for tackling the individual challenges of developing a quantum computer while constructing a cohesive device design. We discuss many of the prominent techniques for implementing circuit-model quantum computing and introduce several new methods, with an emphasis on employing surface code quantum error correction. In doing so, we propose a new quantum computer architecture based on optical control of quantum dots. The timescales of physical hardware operations and logical, error-corrected quantum gates differ by several orders of magnitude. By dividing functionality into layers, we can design and analyze subsystems independently, demonstrating the value of our layered architectural approach. Using this concrete hardware platform, we provide resource analysis for executing fault-tolerant quantum algorithms for integer factoring and quantum simulation, finding that the quantum dot architecture we study could solve such problems on the timescale of days.

N. Cody Jones; Rodney Van Meter; Austin G. Fowler; Peter L. McMahon; Jungsang Kim; Thaddeus D. Ladd; Yoshihisa Yamamoto

2012-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - VAP Process - visst  

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Productsvisst Productsvisst Documentation & Plots visst : XDC documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Minnis Cloud Products Using Visst Algorithm (VISST) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties, Satellite Observations General Overview Satellite based retrievals of cloud and radiation properties are available in this value-added product provided by Pat Minnis' group at NASA/Langley using the VISST (Visible Infrared Solar-Infrared Split Window Technique) algorithm. These datastreams are both pixel-level (4-km) retrievals and averages on a 0.3 or 0.5 degree latitude-longitude grid and replace earlier satellite-based retrievals on the Layered Bispectral Threshold Method

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Cloud Microphysical and Radiative Properties Derived from MODIS, VIRS, AVHRR, and GMS Data Over the Tropical Western Pacific  

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Microphysical and Radiative Properties Derived Microphysical and Radiative Properties Derived from MODIS, VIRS, AVHRR, and GMS Data Over the Tropical Western Pacific G. D. Nowicki, M. L. Nordeen, P. W. Heck, D. R. Doelling, and M. M. Khaiyer Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. Hampton, Virginia P. Minnis National Aeronautics and Space Administration Atmospheric Sciences Division Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia S. Sun-Mack Science Applications International Corporation Hampton, Virginia Introduction Utilization of the geostationary meteorological satellite (GMS) imagery has allowed for the derivation of cloud and radiative properties over the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) on relatively high spatial and temporal scales. The layered bispectral threshold method (LBTM) has been applied to GMS data

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Error Threshold for Color Codes and Random Three-Body Ising Models  

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We study the error threshold of color codes, a class of topological quantum codes that allow a direct implementation of quantum Clifford gates suitable for entanglement distillation, teleportation, and fault-tolerant quantum ...

Bombin, Hector

151

Effect of ambient light on electronically displayed medical images as measured by luminance-discrimination thresholds  

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The effect of ambient light on linearization of gray scales was studied in two experiments by measuring brightness-discrimination thresholds for stimuli as a function of ambient-light...

Rogers, Diane C; Pizer, Stephen M; Johnston, R Eugene

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record 11007: Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation  

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Record 11007 from the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program documents the methodology and assumptions used to calculate the hydrogen threshold cost of $2.00 to $4.00 per gasoline gallon equivalent.

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Conventional wisdom and challenges to the threshold behavior of two-electron escape  

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The threshold behavior of two-electron escape and the complementary characterization of doubly-excited resonances have been the subject of investigation for forty years. The conventional view of the physics of...

M. S. Lubell

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct measurement of onset and offset phonation threshold pressure in normal subjects  

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Phonation threshold pressures were directly measured in five normal subjects in a variety of voicing conditions. The effects of fundamental frequency intensity closure speed of the vocal folds and laryngeal airway resistance on phonation threshold pressures were determined. Subglottic air pressures were measured using percutaneous puncture of the cricothyroid membrane. Both onset and offset of phonation were studied to see if a hysteresis effect produced lower offset pressures than onset pressures. Univariate analysis showed that phonation threshold pressure was influenced most strongly by fundamental frequency and intensity. Multiple linear regression showed that these two variables as well as laryngeal airway resistance most strongly predicted phonation threshold pressure. Two of the five subjects demonstrated a significant hysteresis effect but one subject actually had higher offset pressures than onset pressures.

Randall L. Plant; Gary L. Freed; Richard E. Plant

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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No-threshold dose-response curves for nongenotoxic chemicals: Findings and applications for risk assessment  

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We tested the hypothesis that no threshold exists when estradiol acts through the same mechanism as an active endogenous estrogen. A Michaelis-Menten (MM) equation accounting for response saturation, background effects, and endogenous estrogen level fit a turtle sex-reversal data set with no threshold and estimated the endogenous dose. Additionally, 31 diverse literature dose-response data sets were analyzed by adding a term for nonhormonal background; good fits were obtained but endogenous dose estimations were not significant due to low resolving power. No thresholds were observed. Data sets were plotted using a normalized MM equation; all 178 data points were accommodated on a single graph. Response rates from {approx}1% to >95% were well fit. The findings contradict the threshold assumption and low-dose safety. Calculating risk and assuming additivity of effects from multiple chemicals acting through the same mechanism rather than assuming a safe dose for nonthresholded curves is appropriate.

Sheehan, Daniel M. [Daniel M. Sheehan and Associates, 1422 Scott St., Little Rock, AR 72202 (United States)]. E-mail: dansheeh@swbell.net

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

156

Analysis of an esoteric interpretation of a threshold in beta decay  

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A threshold associated with a small mixing of a heavy neutrino in beta decay cannot be interpreted as due to the production of a fictitious neutral scalar in conjunction with a light neutrino.

G. Karl; V. Novikov; J. J. Simpson

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Tuning the threshold voltage in electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors  

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...variation of the electric potential (constant electric field) across the...respectively. q is the elementary charge, Qis is the...attributed to contact resistance. The threshold...Chemicals | Algorithms Electric Conductivity Electrolytes...

Loïg Kergoat; Lars Herlogsson; Benoit Piro; Minh Chau Pham; Gilles Horowitz; Xavier Crispin; Magnus Berggren

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tail-ion transport and Knudsen layer formation in the presence of magnetic fields  

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Knudsen layer losses of tail fuel ions could reduce significantly the fusion reactivity of highly compressed cylindrical and spherical targets in inertial confinement fusion (ICF). With the class of magnetized ICF targets in mind, the effect of embedded magnetic fields on Knudsen layer formation is investigated for the first time. The modified energy scaling of ion diffusivity in magnetized hot spots is found to suppress the preferential losses of tail-ions perpendicular to the magnetic field lines to a degree that the tail distribution can be at least partially, if not fully, restored. Two simple threshold conditions are identified leading to the restoration of fusion reactivity in magnetized hot spots. A kinetic equation for tail-ion transport in the presence of a magnetic field is derived, and solutions to the equation are obtained numerically in simulations. Numerical results confirm the validity of the threshold conditions for restored reactivity and identify two different asymptotic regimes of the fusion fuel. While Knudsen layer formation is shown to be suppressed entirely in strongly magnetized cylindrical hot spot cavities, uniformly magnetized spherical cavities demonstrate remnant, albeit reduced, levels of tail-ion depletion.

Schmit, P. F. [Sandia National Laboratories, MS 1186, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1186 (United States)] [Sandia National Laboratories, MS 1186, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1186 (United States); Molvig, Kim; Nakhleh, C. W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS B259, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS B259, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of threshold levels for Warner-Bratzler shear force of beef value cuts  

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IDENTIFICATION OF THRESHOLD LEVELS FOR WARNER-BRATZLER SHEAR FORCE OF BEEF VALUE CUTS A Thesis by LEEANN SITKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2007 Major Subject: Animal Science IDENTIFICATION OF THRESHOLD LEVELS FOR WARNER-BRATZLER SHEAR FORCE OF BEEF VALUE CUTS A Thesis by LEEANN SITKA Submitted to the Office...

Sitka, LeeAnn

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of taurine on chemoshock seizure thresholds in lead-exposed animals  

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The high levels of taurine found in developing brain have led to postulates that taurine is involved in brain maturation. The authors have examined the effect of taurine on the chemoshock threshold of rats reared in the presence of the environmental toxin, lead. Within 24 h of giving birth, dams were placed on one of four regimens: Group P received 0.4% lead acetate in the drinking water; Group T received 3% taurine in drinking water; Group PT received both taurine and lead acetate; and Group C received distilled water. The pups were weaned at 21 days, but maintained on the same treatments. Pentylene tetrazole seizure thresholds were determined at 42 days. Thresholds in Group P were significantly depressed relative to Group C (56.0 mg/kg v 79.9 mg/kg). Taurine supplementation had no effect on threshold (T = 72.7 mg/kg). However, thresholds in Group PT were significantly higher than those of Group P (PT = 85.2 mg/kg). These data show that whereas taurine was without effect on the threshold of animals not stressed by exposure to lead, it had a protective effect on exposed animals. As human neonates are unable to synthesize taurine, the findings reinforce the concept of taurine being a conditionally essential nutrient in developing humans.

Huxtable, R.J.; Shindo, S.; Nakagawa, K.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of sensory taste thresholds for phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taste ability in North Indian Muslim populations  

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Abstract The ability to taste Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), a bitter organic compound has been described as a bimodal autosomal trait in both genetic and anthropological studies. This study is based on the ability of a person to taste PTC. The present study reports the threshold distribution of PTC taste sensitivity among some Muslim populations of North India, as till now no detailed information is available. A survey was conducted among healthy individuals within the age range of 10–45 years who were randomly selected from among six populations viz; Syed, Sheikh, Pathan, Ansari, Qureshi and Saifi. The PTC tasting ability was measured using a serial dilution method of Harris and Kalmus. A bimodal distribution was observed from the graphs plotted for the PTC threshold distribution. The mean PTC threshold values (±SD) of the male and female individuals were calculated as 8.12 ± 0.21 and 8.39 ± 0.20, respectively. The threshold values among the six populations ranged from 7.71 to 8.81 among males, 7.44–9.04 among females and 7.86–8.91 as combined. The results found that females show a higher mean threshold value than males, though of no statistical significance. This type of study will provide brief information on the distribution of PTC sensory thresholds among some Muslim populations of North India. This study has some physiological relevance to highlight the adaptability of endogamous groups to behavioral traits in the same place.

Ruqaiya Hussain; Ahsana Shah; Mohammad Afzal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The continental layers of Europe  

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...in the Love-wave equation. TIIE COI~TIIqENTAL LAYERS OF EUI~OFE 271 DISCUSSIONOF RESULTS The suggestion that the intermediate...of Sciences, 44:2-12 (1941). THE CONTINENTALLAYERSOF EUI%OPE 273 that in the neighborhood of Hawaii the regional compensation...

Robert Stoneley

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Chemical solution seed layer for rabits tapes  

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A method for making a superconducting article includes the steps of providing a biaxially textured substrate. A seed layer is then deposited. The seed layer includes a double perovskite of the formula A.sub.2B'B''O.sub.6, where A is rare earth or alkaline earth metal and B' and B'' are different rare earth or transition metal cations. A superconductor layer is grown epitaxially such that the superconductor layer is supported by the seed layer.

Goyal, Amit; Paranthaman, Mariappan; Wee, Sung-Hun

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A common column density threshold for scattering at 3.6 mum and water-ice in molecular clouds  

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Context: Observations of scattered light in the 1-5 $\\mu$m range have revealed dust grains in molecular cores with sizes larger than commonly inferred for the diffuse interstellar medium. It is currently unclear whether these grains are grown within the molecular cores or are an ubiquitous component of the interstellar medium. Aims: We investigate whether the large grains necessary for efficient scattering at 1-5 mum are associated with the abundance of water-ice within molecular clouds and cores. Methods: We combined water-ice abundance measurements for sight lines through the Lupus IV molecular cloud complex with measurements of the scattered light at 3.6 mum for the same sight lines. Results: We find that there is a similar threshold for the cores in emission in scattered light at 3.6 mum (tau_9.7=0.15pm0.05, A_K=0.4pm0.2 as water-ice (tau_9.7=0.11pm0.01, A_K=0.19pm0.04) and that the scattering efficiency increases as the relative water-ice abundance increases. The ice layer increases the average grain siz...

Andersen, M; Steinacker, J; Tothill, N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryogenic ion implantation near amorphization threshold dose for halo/extension junction improvement in sub-30 nm device technologies  

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We report on junction advantages of cryogenic ion implantation with medium current implanters. We propose a methodical approach on maximizing cryogenic effects on junction characteristics near the amorphization threshold doses that are typically used for halo implants for sub-30 nm technologies. BF{sub 2}{sup +} implant at a dose of 8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 13}cm{sup -2} does not amorphize silicon at room temperature. When implanted at -100 Degree-Sign C, it forms a 30 - 35 nm thick amorphous layer. The cryogenic BF{sub 2}{sup +} implant significantly reduces the depth of the boron distribution, both as-implanted and after anneals, which improves short channel rolloff characteristics. It also creates a shallower n{sup +}-p junction by steepening profiles of arsenic that is subsequently implanted in the surface region. We demonstrate effects of implant sequences, germanium preamorphization, indium and carbon co-implants for extension/halo process integration. When applied to sequences such as Ge+As+C+In+BF{sub 2}{sup +}, the cryogenic implants at -100 Degree-Sign C enable removal of Ge preamorphization, and form more active n{sup +}-p junctions and steeper B and In halo profiles than sequences at room temperature.

Park, Hugh; Todorov, Stan; Colombeau, Benjamin; Rodier, Dennis; Kouzminov, Dimitry; Zou Wei; Guo Baonian; Khasgiwale, Niranjan; Decker-Lucke, Kurt [Applied Materials, Varian Semiconductor Equipment, 35 Dory Road, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 (United States)

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Optical breakdown threshold investigation of 1064 nm laser induced air plasmas  

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We present the theoretical and experimental measurements and analysis of the optical breakdown threshold for dry air by 1064 nm infrared laser radiation and the significance of the multiphoton and collisional cascade ionization process on the breakdown threshold measurements over pressures range from 10 to 2000 Torr. Theoretical estimates of the breakdown threshold laser intensities and electric fields are obtained using two distinct theories namely multiphoton and collisional cascade ionization theories. The theoretical estimates are validated by experimental measurements and analysis of laser induced breakdown processes in dry air at a wavelength of 1064 nm by focusing 450 mJ max, 6 ns, 75 MW max high-power 1064 nm IR laser radiation onto a 20 {mu}m radius spot size that produces laser intensities up to 3 - 6 TW/cm{sup 2}, sufficient for air ionization over the pressures of interest ranging from 10 to 2000 Torr. Analysis of the measured breakdown threshold laser intensities and electric fields are carried out in relation with classical and quantum theoretical ionization processes, operating pressures. Comparative analysis of the laser air breakdown results at 1064 nm with corresponding results of a shorter laser wavelength (193 nm) [M. Thiyagarajan and J. E. Scharer, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 2512 (2008)] and a longer microwave wavelength (10{sup 8} nm) [A. D. MacDonald, Microwave Breakdown in Gases (Wiley, New York, 1966)]. A universal scaling analysis of the breakdown threshold measurements provided a direct comparison of breakdown threshold values over a wide range of frequencies ranging from microwave to ultraviolet frequencies. Comparison of 1064 nm laser induced effective field intensities for air breakdown measurements with data calculated based on the collisional cascade and multiphoton breakdown theories is used successfully to determine the scaled collisional microwave portion. The measured breakdown threshold of 1064 nm laser intensities are then scaled to classical microwave breakdown theory after correcting for the multiphoton ionization process for different pressures and good agreement, regarding both pressure dependence and breakdown threshold electric fields, is obtained. The effect of the presence of submicron particles on the 1064 nm breakdown threshold was also investigated. The measurements show that higher breakdown field is required, especially at lower pressures, and in close agreement with classical microwave breakdown theory and measurements in air.

Thiyagarajan, Magesh; Thompson, Shane [Plasma Engineering Research Lab (PERL), College of Science and Engineering, Texas A and M University-Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trapping volumetric measurement by multidetector CT in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Effect of CT threshold  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of various computed tomography (CT) thresholds on trapping volumetric measurements by multidetector CT in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Methods: Twenty-three COPD patients were scanned with a 64-slice CT scanner in both the inspiratory and expiratory phase. CT thresholds of ?950 Hu in inspiration and ?950 to ?890 Hu in expiration were used, after which trapping volumetric measurements were made using computer software. Trapping volume percentage (Vtrap%) under the different CT thresholds in the expiratory phase and below ?950 Hu in the inspiratory phase was compared and correlated with lung function.Results: Mean Vtrap% was similar under ?930 Hu in the expiratory phase and below ?950 Hu in the inspiratory phase, being 13.18 ± 9.66 and 13.95 ± 6.72 (both lungs), respectively; this difference was not significant (P= 0.240). Vtrap% under ?950 Hu in the inspiratory phase and below the ?950 to ?890 Hu threshold in the expiratory phase was moderately negatively correlated with the ratio of forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity and the measured value of forced expiratory volume in one second as a percentage of the predicted value.Conclusions: Trapping volumetric measurement with multidetector CT is a promising method for the quantification of COPD. It is important to know the effect of various CT thresholds on trapping volumetric measurements.

Wang, Xiaohua; Yuan, Huishu [Department of Radiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China)] [Department of Radiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China); Duan, Jianghui [Medical School, Peking University, Beijing 100191 (China)] [Medical School, Peking University, Beijing 100191 (China); Du, Yipeng; Shen, Ning; He, Bei [Department of Respiration Internal Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China)] [Department of Respiration Internal Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The FY 2007 Budget Request - On the Threshold of Incredible Advances  

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7 Budget Request 7 Budget Request On the Threshold of Incredible Advances Douglas L. Faulkner Acting Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy February 2006 2 President's State of the Union Address Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. The best way to break this addiction is through technology.... and we are on the threshold of incredible advances... So tonight I announce...push for breakthroughs in two vital areas...change how we power our homes and offices,...change how we power our automobiles. On the Threshold of Incredible Advances 3 Change How We Power Our Automobiles * President's Biofuels Initiative * President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative

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Question: What is the cost threshold for providing cost detail for subrecipient  

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Question: What is the cost threshold for providing cost detail for subrecipients or consultant Question: What is the cost threshold for providing cost detail for subrecipients or consultant information? Is there a cost threshold set for third parties? Answer: Each subawardee/subrecipient/subcontractor whose work is expected to exceed $650,000 or 50% of the total work effort (whichever is less) should complete a Budget Justification package to include the SF 424A budget form, Budget Justification Guideline Excel document, and a narrative supporting the Budget Justification Guidelines. This information may be saved as a separate file or included with the Prime Applicant's Budget.pdf file. Summary level information for subawardees is not sufficient. Detailed explanations and supporting

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A Hierarchy of Linear Threshold Models for the Spread of Political Revolutions on Social Networks  

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We study a linear threshold agent-based model (ABM) for the spread of political revolutions on social networks using empirical network data. We propose new techniques for building a hierarchy of simplified ordinary differential equation (ODE) based models that aim to capture essential features of the ABM, including effects of the actual networks, and give insight in the parameter regime transitions of the ABM. We relate the ABM and the hierarchy of models to a population-level compartmental ODE model that we proposed previously for the spread of political revolutions [1], which is shown to be mathematically consistent with the proposed ABM and provides a way to analyze the global behaviour of the ABM. This consistency with the linear threshold ABM also provides further justification a posteriori for the compartmental model of [1]. Extending concepts from epidemiological modelling, we define a basic reproduction number $R_0$ for the linear threshold ABM and apply it to predict ABM behaviour on empirical networ...

Lang, John C

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing nuclear symmetry energy with the sub-threshold pion production  

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Within the framework of semiclassical Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck (BUU) transport model, we investigated the effects of symmetry energy on the sub-threshold pion using the isospin MDI interaction with the stiff and soft symmetry energies in the central collision of $^{48}$Ca + $^{48}$Ca at the incident beam energies of 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 MeV/nucleon, respectively. We find that the ratio of $\\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+}$ of sub-threshold charged pion production is greatly sensitive to the symmetry energy, particularly around 100 MeV/nucleon energies. Large sensitivity of sub-threshold charged pion production to nuclear symmetry energy may reduce uncertainties of probing nuclear symmetry energy via heavy-ion collision.

Fang Zhang; Yang Liu; Gao-Chan Yong; Wei Zuo

2012-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute cross section for positron-impact ionization of hydrogen near threshold  

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We investigate positron-impact ionization of hydrogen near threshold using the hyperspherical hidden crossing method (HHCM). Previously, Ihra et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 78 4027 (1997) used the HHCM to obtain the extended Wannier threshold law for zero angular momentum. We extend their analysis to higher angular momentum L and show that the extended Wannier threshold law is L independent. We also calculate the absolute partial-wave ionization cross sections for L=0, 1, 2, and 3 and compare our results with other calculations and with experimental measurements. The HHCM calculation provides an explanation for the very small S-wave and large D-wave contributions to the ionization cross section in terms of destructive and constructive interference, respectively.

Jansen, Krista [University of North Texas; Ward, S.J. [University of North Texas; Macek, Joseph H [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving noise threshold for optical quantum computing with the EPR photon source  

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We show that the noise threshold for optical quantum computing obtained by Varnava et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 060502 (2008)] can be significantly improved by replacing the single-photon source with the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) type of photon source. In this implementation, for an EPR source that emits either nothing (a vacuum state) or a perfect EPR state with probability {eta}{sub s}, the detector efficiency {eta}{sub d} is required to be larger than 50% and the source efficiency {eta}{sub s} can be an arbitrarily small positive number. We also present the error threshold for a more general noise model including additional photon absorption and show that the threshold still compares favorably with the previous results. We discuss several physical setups for realization of the required EPR photon source, including a photon emitter in a single-atom cavity.

Wei, Z.-H. [Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542 (Singapore); Department of Physics and MCTP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Han, Y.-J.; Duan, L.-M. [Department of Physics and MCTP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Oh, C. H. [Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542 (Singapore)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic transport in atomically thin layered materials  

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Electronic transport in atomically thin layered materials has been a burgeoning field of study since the discovery of isolated single layer graphene in 2004. Graphene, a semi-metal, has a unique gapless Dirac-like band ...

Baugher, Britton William Herbert

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A World-wide Stratospheric Aerosol Layer  

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...Massachusetts An aerosol layer has been identified by a stratospheric balloon and aircraft aerosol collection program. Measurements...Abstract. An aerosol layer has been identified by a stratospheric balloon and aircraft aerosol collection program. Meas-urements...

Christian E. Junge; Charles W. Chagnon; James E. Manson

1961-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of lactate threshold by including haemodynamic and oxygen extraction data  

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To date, few attempts have been made to correlate cardiovascular variables to lactate threshold (LT). This study was designed to determine the relationship between the accumulation of blood lactate and several haemodynamic variables during exercise. Eight male volunteer cyclists performed an incremental test on an electromagnetically braked cycle-ergometer consisting of a 50 W linear increase in workload every 3 min up to exhaustion. Blood lactate was measured with a portable analyser during each exercise step. Oxygen consumption (VO2) and pulmonary ventilation were measured by means of a mass spectrometer while heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output (CO) were assessed by impedance cardiography. The arterio-venous oxygen difference (A-V O2 Diff) was obtained by dividing VO2 by CO. By applying the Dmax mathematical method, LT and thresholds of ventilatory and haemodynamic parameters were calculated. The Bland and Altman statistics used to assess agreement between two methods of measurement were applied in order to evaluate the agreement between LT and thresholds derived from ventilatory and haemodynamic data. The main result was that most of the haemodynamic variables did not provide thresholds which could be used interchangeably with LT. Only the threshold of A-V O2 Diff showed mean values that were no different compared to LT together with limits of agreement that were not very wide between thresholds (below ±25%). Hence of the haemodynamic parameters, A-V O2 Diff appears to be the one most closely coupled with lactate accumulation and consequently it is also the most suitable for non-invasive calculation of the LT.

Antonio Crisafulli; Filippo Tocco; Gianluigi Pittau; Marcello Caria; Luigi Lorrai; Franco Melis; Alberto Concu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bounds on the map threshold of iterative decoding systems with erasure noise  

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BOUNDS ON THE MAP THRESHOLD OF ITERATIVE DECODING SYSTEMS WITH ERASURE NOISE A Thesis by CHIA-WEN WANG Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 2008 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering BOUNDS ON THE MAP THRESHOLD OF ITERATIVE DECODING SYSTEMS WITH ERASURE NOISE A Thesis by CHIA-WEN WANG Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment...

Wang, Chia-Wen

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs boson gluon–fusion production at threshold in N3LO QCD  

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Abstract We present the cross-section for the threshold production of the Higgs boson at hadron-colliders at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order (N3LO) in perturbative QCD. We present an analytic expression for the partonic cross-section at threshold and the impact of these corrections on the numerical estimates for the hadronic cross-section at the LHC. With this result we achieve a major milestone towards a complete evaluation of the cross-section at N3LO which will reduce the theoretical uncertainty in the determination of the strengths of the Higgs boson interactions.

Charalampos Anastasiou; Claude Duhr; Falko Dulat; Elisabetta Furlan; Thomas Gehrmann; Franz Herzog; Bernhard Mistlberger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and estimation of the threshold for a microwave "pellicle mirror" parametric oscillator, via energy conservation  

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An experiment is proposed to observe the dynamical Casimir effect by means of two tandem, high Q, superconducting microwave cavities, which are separated from each other by only a very thin wall consisting of a flexible superconducting membrane that can be driven into motion by means of resonant "pump" microwaves injected into the left cavity. Degenerate "signal" and "idler" microwave signals can then be generated by the exponential amplification of vacuum fluctuations in the initially empty right cavity, above a certain threshold. The purpose of this paper is calculate the threshold for this novel kind of opto-mechanical parametric oscillation, using energy considerations.

Chiao, Raymond Y

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Very Stable Electron Field Emission From Strontium Titanate Coated Carbon Nanotube Matrices With Low Emission Thresholds  

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PMMA-STO-CNT matrices were created by opened-tip vertically-aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes (VA-MWCNTs) with conformal coating of strontium titanate and Poly(methyl methacrylate). Emission threshold of 0.8 V/?m was demonstrated, about five-fold lower than that of the as-grown VAMWCNTs. Theoretical simulation and modeling suggest that PMMA-STO-CNT matrices have suppressed screening effects and Coulombs’ repulsion forces between electrons in adjacent CNTs, leading to low emission threshold, high emission density, and prolong emission stability. These findings are important for practical application of VA-MWCNTs in field emission devices.

Pandey, Archana; Prasad, Abhishek; Moscatello, Jason; Engelhard, Mark H.; Wang, Chong M.; Yap, Yoke K.

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative rebate rules in the provision of a threshold public good: An experimental investigation  

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This study reports the effects of rebate rules on voluntary contributions to a threshold public good. Rebate rules specify how excess contributions, over the threshold amount are distributed. We examine three rebate rules experimentally: a no rebate policy where excess contributions are discarded, a proportional rebate policy where excess contributions are rebated proportionally to an individual's contribution, and a utilization rebate policy where excess contributions provide some continuous public good. Significantly more Nash equilibrium outcomes are observed under the no rebate treatment than under either of the other two. Interestingly, the variance of contributions differs significantly between rebate treatments.

Melanie Marks; Rachel Croson

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving noise threshold for optical quantum computing with the EPR photon source  

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We show that the noise threshold for optical quantum computing can be significantly improved by using the EPR-type of photon source. In this implementation, the detector efficiency $\\eta_{d}$ is required to be larger than 50%, and the source efficiency $\\eta_{s}$ can be an arbitrarily small positive number. This threshold compares favorably with the implementation using the single-photon source, where one requires the combined efficiency $\\eta_{d}\\eta_{s}>2/3$. We discuss several physical setups for realization of the required EPR photon source, including the photon emitter from a single-atom cavity.

Z. -H. Wei; Y. -J. Han; C. H. OH; L. -M. Duan

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of layer breathing mode vibrations in few-layer graphene  

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Layer-layer coupling plays a critical role in defining the physical properties of few-layer graphene. With respect to vibrations, for each layer thickness N, interlayer coupling creates a set of N?1 out-of-plane layer breathing modes (ZO?) with finite frequencies at the zone center. Unlike the widely studied intralayer vibrations, the properties of these layer breathing modes (LBMs) are defined by the layer-layer interactions. Here we report the observation of distinct LBMs for Bernal stacked graphene of layer thicknesses N = 2–20 through measurement of electronically resonant overtone Raman bands. The Raman bands exhibit multipeak features that are unique for graphene samples of each layer thickness. The frequencies can be described well using a simple linear-chain model based on nearest-neighbor couplings between the layers.

Chun Hung Lui and Tony F. Heinz

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USE OF A SPATIALLY ADAPTIVE THRESHOLDING METHOD FOR THE CONDITION MONITORING OF A WIND TURBINE GEARBOX  

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USE OF A SPATIALLY ADAPTIVE THRESHOLDING METHOD FOR THE CONDITION MONITORING OF A WIND TURBINE.Antoniadou@sheffield.ac.uk ABSTRACT Condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes is an important practice in order to de- termine the state of the wind turbine drivetrain. In this way reparative actions could be taken whenever needed

Boyer, Edmond

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arXiv:hepex/9905010 Towards Low-Threshold, Real-Time Solar Neutrino  

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of qualitatively new experimental tools. According to the SSM the solar neutrino ux is dominated by the low energy energy resolution. The main obstacle in achieving these goals comes from the formidable backgrounds fromarXiv:hep­ex/9905010 v1 6 May 1999 Towards Low-Threshold, Real-Time Solar Neutrino Detectors G

Gratta, Giorgio

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Non-parametric Multiple-Antenna Blind Spectrum Sensing by Predicted Eigenvalue Threshold  

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in poor spectrum utilization. The dramatic increase in the demand for radio spectrum and the actual low (secondary user) must be aware of its radio environment and capable of detecting the licensed users, alsoNon-parametric Multiple-Antenna Blind Spectrum Sensing by Predicted Eigenvalue Threshold K. Hassan

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A simple Markov model of sodium channels with a dynamic threshold  

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Characteristics of action potential generation are important to understanding brain functioning and, thus, must be understood and modeled. It is still an open question what model can describe concurrently the phenomena of sharp spike shape, the spike ... Keywords: Conductance-based neurons, Divisive effect, Dynamic patch-clamp, Sodium channels, Spike shape, Spike threshold

A. V. Chizhov; E. Yu. Smirnova; K. Kh. Kim; A. V. Zaitsev

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of creatine loading on electromyographic fatigue threshold during cycle ergometry in college-aged women  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 5 days of Creatine (Cr) loading on the electromyographic fatigue threshold (EMGFT) in college-aged women. Fifteen healthy college-aged women (mean ± SD = 22.3 ± 1.7 ...

Smith, Abbie E.; Walter, Ashley A.; Herda, Trent J.; Ryan, Eric D.; Moon, Jordan R.; Cramer, Joel T.; Stout, Jeffrey R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A threshold area ratio of organic to conventional agriculture causes recurrent pathogen outbreaks in organic agriculture  

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A threshold area ratio of organic to conventional agriculture causes recurrent pathogen outbreaks in organic agriculture S. Adl a, , D. Iron b , T. Kolokolnikov b a Department of Biology, Dalhousie Fungal spores Organic agriculture Pathogen dispersal Conventional agriculture uses herbicides, pesticides

Kolokolnikov, Theodore

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THE LOW-TEMPERATURE THRESHOLD FOR PINK SALMON EGGS IN RELATION TO A PROPOSED HYDROELECTRIC INSTALLATION  

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THE LOW-TEMPERATURE THRESHOLD FOR PINK SALMON EGGS IN RELATION TO A PROPOSED HYDROELECTRIC INSTALLATION JACK E. BAILEY' AND DALE R. EVANS' ABSTRACT A proposed hydroelectric installation in southeastern hydroelectric installation could result in temperatures as low as 4.5 0 C during spawning and initial incubation

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Temporal Integration of Sound Pressure Determines Thresholds of Auditory-Nerve Fibers  

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and at variance with one another. They include sound pressure, sound power, or intensity, which are proportional to the square of pressure, and energy, i.e., the integral of sound power over time. Here we showTemporal Integration of Sound Pressure Determines Thresholds of Auditory-Nerve Fibers Peter Heil

Allen, Jont

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Asymptotic behavior of the minimum mean squared error threshold for noisy  

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Ã?cients of piecewise smooth signals Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 294, October 1999 n Katholieke smooth signals Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 294, October 1999 Department of Computer Science Jansen, Adhemar Bultheel October 4, 1999 Abstract This paper investigates the minimum risk threshold

Jansen, Maarten

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Integrating Preemption Threshold Scheduling and Dynamic Voltage Scaling for Energy Efficient Real-Time  

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scheduling (PTS) enables designing scalable real-time systems. PTS not only decreases the run-time overhead by the Earliest Dead- line First (EDF) policy. We present an algorithm to compute threshold preemption levels- tion is an important aspect of embedded systems design. Generally speaking, the pro- cessor consumes

Gupta, Rajesh

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Three-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium F. Martin,2  

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Three-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium A. Reber,1 F. Marti´n,2 H. Bachau,3 and R. S of magnesium as an electron source 1 have motivated our theoretical study in three-photon above

Berry, R. Stephen

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Above-threshold ionization near the 3p4d 1 autoionizing state in magnesium  

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Above-threshold ionization near the 3p4d 1 Fo autoionizing state in magnesium A. Reber,1 T. Baynard ionization of magnesium from the 3 1 P state in the region of the 3p4d 1 Fo autoionizing resonance, in which of magnesium atoms just inside the focus of a magnetic bottle spectrometer MBS 13 . One laser is tuned

Berry, R. Stephen

197

Pseudo-random-number generators and the square site percolation threshold  

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Selected pseudo-random-number generators are applied to a Monte Carlo study of the two-dimensional square-lattice site percolation model. A generator suitable for high precision calculations is identified from an application specific test of randomness. After extended computation and analysis, an ostensibly reliable value of pc=0.59274598(4) is obtained for the percolation threshold.

Michael J. Lee

2008-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

198

Electron-Nuclear Energy Sharing in Above-Threshold Multiphoton Dissociative Ionization of H2  

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Electron-Nuclear Energy Sharing in Above-Threshold Multiphoton Dissociative Ionization of H2 J. Wu­4], where the photon energy is shared by the freed electrons and the nuclear fragments. For the molecular ionization [10­15], and the imaging of inter- nuclear distance using nuclear kinetic energy release spec- tra

Thumm, Uwe

199

Monotone cooperative games and their threshold versions Haris Aziz Felix Brandt Paul Harrenstein  

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Monotone cooperative games and their threshold versions Haris Aziz Felix Brandt Paul Harrenstein,brandtf,harrenst}@tcs.ifi.lmu.de ABSTRACT Cooperative games provide an appropriate framework for fair and stable resource allocation in multiagent systems. This paper focusses on monotone cooperative games, a class which comprises a variety

Cengarle, María Victoria

200

THRESHOLDING-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE Devrim Unay, and Bernard Gosselin  

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THRESHOLDING-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE VISION Devrim Unay, and Bernard.tcts.fpms.ac.be ABSTRACT In this paper, a computer vision based system is introduced to automatically grade apple fruits outperformed others with 89 % recognition. 1. INTRODUCTION Computer vision based quality sorting of apple

Dupont, Stéphane

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201

Determination of energy thresholds on an artificial retina using a multiple-pulsed laser  

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This study is focused on determining single and multiple pulse ED?? for laser pulses of 200 ns duration. Energy thresholds in this experiment were determined on an artificial retina, for a variety of pulse widths and spot sizes. Due to numerous...

Stephenson, Albert David

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

202

Fatigue threshold R-curves for predicting reliability of ceramics under cyclic loading  

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these materials are typically susceptible to prema- ture failure by subcritical crack propagation owing growth resistance [11] for cracks shorter than the steady-state bridging-zone lengths. Such crack, grain-bridging ceramics, the crack-size dependence of the fatigue threshold during bridging zone

Ritchie, Robert

203

Tau threshold experiments: status and expectations A.G. Shamov for KEDR Collaboration a  

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1 Tau threshold experiments: status and expectations #3; A.G. Shamov for KEDR Collaboration. The most precise measurement of this kind was performed by the BES collaboration in 1991. We critically is completely dominated by the result of the BES collaboration [3] based on 65 #28; + #28; events. Since

204

Electromagnetic forces on the dielectric layers of the planar optical Bragg acceleration structure  

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Optical Bragg acceleration structures are waveguides with a vacuum core and dielectric layers as a cladding, designed to guide laser light at the speed-of-light TM mode and accelerate charged particles. In this study, we analyze the electromagnetic forces exerted on the dielectric layers of a planar structure by both the guided laser light and the wake-field of moving charges. The distribution of the volume force densities, as well as the surface force densities, in the interfaces between the layers as a result of the laser propagation is given, and analytic scaling laws for the maximal values are obtained. Separation of the wake-field into the structure's eigenmodes is essential in order to determine the different contributions of the wake-field to the total impulse that acts on the structure. It is shown that the impact of the wake-field on the structure results almost entirely from the fundamental TM mode. While the total force on the dielectric layers may be significantly stronger than the gravitational force, we show that for typical structures, the pressures that develop are orders of magnitude below the damage threshold.

Mizrahi, Amit; Schaechter, Levi [Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000 (Israel)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

205

Collision-induced desorption of ammonia chemisorbed on Pt^111: From direct measurement of the threshold energy to determination  

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metal surface by a beam of neutral, energetic Ar atoms. From direct measurement of the threshold energy for NH3 desorption at one-quarter of a monolayer coverage were measured for Ar beam energies up to 3 e surface well depth from a collision-induced desorption experiment is measurement of the threshold energy

Levis, Robert J.

206

Fatigue Threshold R-Curve Behavior of Grain Bridging Ceramics: Role of Grain Size and Grain-Boundary Adhesion  

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unless they experience environmentally assisted subcritical growth during cyclic loading.7 Fatigue-crack (moist air and dry N2). The fine-grained micro- structure showed higher fatigue thresholds at short crack sizes, while the coarse-grained microstructure demonstrated higher fatigue thresholds at long crack

Kruzic, Jamie

207

Nanomanufacturing : nano-structured materials made layer-by-layer.  

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Large-scale, high-throughput production of nano-structured materials (i.e. nanomanufacturing) is a strategic area in manufacturing, with markets projected to exceed $1T by 2015. Nanomanufacturing is still in its infancy; process/product developments are costly and only touch on potential opportunities enabled by growing nanoscience discoveries. The greatest promise for high-volume manufacturing lies in age-old coating and imprinting operations. For materials with tailored nm-scale structure, imprinting/embossing must be achieved at high speeds (roll-to-roll) and/or over large areas (batch operation) with feature sizes less than 100 nm. Dispersion coatings with nanoparticles can also tailor structure through self- or directed-assembly. Layering films structured with these processes have tremendous potential for efficient manufacturing of microelectronics, photovoltaics and other topical nano-structured devices. This project is designed to perform the requisite R and D to bring Sandia's technology base in computational mechanics to bear on this scale-up problem. Project focus is enforced by addressing a promising imprinting process currently being commercialized.

Cox, James V.; Cheng, Shengfeng; Grest, Gary Stephen; Tjiptowidjojo, Kristianto (University of New Mexico); Reedy, Earl David, Jr.; Fan, Hongyou; Schunk, Peter Randall; Chandross, Michael Evan; Roberts, Scott A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Electrical Engineering and Computer Cross-Layer Design  

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Cross-Layer Design and Analysis of Wireless Networks Wayne Stark Achilleas Anastasopoulos, Shihyu Chang, Hua Wang University of Michigan #12;Electrical Layer Design #12;Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Layered Approach Presentation Layer Session

209

Superconductive articles including cerium oxide layer  

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A ceramic superconductor comprising a metal oxide substrate, a ceramic high temperature superconductive material, and a intermediate layer of a material having a cubic crystal structure, said layer situated between the substrate and the superconductive material is provided, and a structure for supporting a ceramic superconducting material is provided, said structure comprising a metal oxide substrate, and a layer situated over the surface of the substrate to substantially inhibit interdiffusion between the substrate and a ceramic superconducting material deposited upon said structure.

Wu, Xin D. (Greenbelt, MD); Muenchausen, Ross E. (Espanola, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Multiple Layer Graphene Optical Modulator - Energy Innovation...  

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Materials Advanced Materials Find More Like This Return to Search Multiple Layer Graphene Optical Modulator Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact LBL About This...

211

Electronic Transport in Few-layer Graphene  

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in Charge Neutral Bilayer Graphene Introduction In thisstudy on heterogeneous graphene devices in a differentto probe few layer graphene to determine their dependence on

Zhao, Zeng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Enhanced Densification of SDC Barrier Layers  

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This technical report explores the Enhanced Densification of SCD Barrier Layers A samaria-doped ceria (SDC) barrier layer separates the lanthanum strontium cobalt ferrite (LSCF) cathode from the yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte in a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to prevent the formation of electrically resistive interfacial SrZrO{sub 3} layers that arise from the reaction of Sr from the LSCF with Zr from the YSZ. However, the sintering temperature of this SDC layer must be limited to {approx}1200 C to avoid extensive interdiffusion between SDC and YSZ to form a resistive CeO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} solid solution. Therefore, the conventional SDC layer is often porous and therefore not as impervious to Sr-diffusion as would be desired. In the pursuit of improved SOFC performance, efforts have been directed toward increasing the density of the SDC barrier layer without increasing the sintering temperature. The density of the SDC barrier layer can be greatly increased through small amounts of Cu-doping of the SDC powder together with increased solids loading and use of an appropriate binder system in the screen print ink. However, the resulting performance of cells with these barrier layers did not exhibit the expected increase in accordance with that achieved with the prototypical PLD SDC layer. It was determined by XRD that increased sinterability of the SDC also results in increased interdiffusivity between the SDC and YSZ, resulting in formation of a highly resistive solid solution.

Hardy, John S.; Templeton, Jared W.; Lu, Zigui; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

213

The Cisco SRP MAC Layer Protocol  

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This document specifies the MAC layer protocol, "Spatial Reuse Protocol" (SRP) for use with ring based media. This is a second version of the protocol (V2).

D. Tsiang; G. Suwala

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Heat insulation layer of polymer composite material  

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A new heat insulation layer polymer composite material is developed, within whose composition there is foam polyurethane and basaltoplastic. Results are provided for...

G. P. Ponomareva; A. A. Artemenko; O. M. Sladkov…

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Self-Assembly of Layered Membranes  

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| 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Self-Assembly of Layered Membranes October 27, 2014 Bookmark and Share Fig. 1. Schematic...

216

Boundary-Layer Effects in Reverse Osmosis  

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Boundary-Layer Effects in Reverse Osmosis ... In FO, water is extracted from a feed solution using the high osmotic pressure of a hypertonic solution that flows on ... ...

Ulrich Merten; H. K. Lonsdale; R. L. Riley

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Nonsequential double ionization below laser-intensity threshold: Anticorrelation of electrons without excitation of parent ion  

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Two-electron correlated spectra of nonsequential double ionization below laser-intensity threshold are known to exhibit back-to-back scattering of the electrons, i.e., the anticorrelation of the electrons. Currently, the widely accepted interpretation of the anticorrelation is recollision-induced excitation of the ion plus subsequent field ionization of the second electron. We argue that another mechanism, namely, simultaneous electron emission, when the time of return of the rescattered electron is equal to the time of liberation of the bounded electron (i.e., the ion has no time for excitation), can also explain the anticorrelation of the electrons in the deep, below laser-intensity threshold regime. Our conclusion is based on the results of the numerical solution of the time-dependent Schroedinger equation for a model system of two one-dimensional electrons, as well as on an adiabatic analytic model that allows for a closed-form solution.

Bondar, D. I. [University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Yudin, G. L. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1 (Canada); Liu, W.-K. [University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); Ivanov, M. Yu. [Imperial College, London SW7 2BW (United Kingdom); Bandrauk, A. D. [Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1 (Canada)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

218

Vibrational Feshbach resonances in near threshold HOCO{sup -} photodetachment: a theoretical study  

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The results of a theoretical study of HOCO{sup ?} photodetachment are presented, with a view toward understanding the origin of two peaks observed by Lu and Continetti (Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 113005 (2007)) in the photoelectron kinetic energy spectrum very close to threshold. It is shown that the peaks can be attributed to vibrational Feshbach resonances of dipole-bound trans-HOCO{sup ?}, and not s- and p-wave shape resonances as previously assumed. Fixed-nuclei variational electron-HOCO scattering calculations are used to compute photodetachment cross sections and laboratory-frame photoelectron angular distributions. The calculations show a broad A??(#25;{pi}*)-shape resonance several eV above threshold.

Miyabe, Shungo; Haxton, Dan; Lawler, Keith; Orel, Ann; McCurdy, Bill; Rescigno, Tom

2011-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

219

Longitudinal Single-Bunch Instability in the ILC Damping Rings: Estimate of Current Threshold  

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Characterization of single-bunch instabilities in the International Linear Collider (ILC) damping rings (DRs) has been indicated as a high-priority activity toward completion of an engineering design. In this paper we report on a first estimate ofthe current thresholds for the instability using numerical and analytical models of the wake potentials associated with the various machine components. The numerical models were derived (upon appropriate scaling) from designs of the correspondingcomponents installed in existing machines. The current thresholds for instabilities were determined by numerical solution of the Vlasov equation for the longitudinal dynamics. For the DR baseline lattice as of Feb. 2007 we find the critical current forinstability to be safely above the design specifications leaving room for further optimization of the choice of the momentum compaction.

Venturini, Marco; Venturini, Marco

2008-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

220

Evidence for threshold effects in positron diffraction from NaF and LiF  

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We have measured the energy dependence of the intensity of a positron beam specularly reflected from the (100) surfaces of NaF and LiF. A 1-eV-wide peak located at an energy that decreases with increasing angle of incidence ? is qualitatively identified as a beam threshold effect. Given the known small positron affinity for the solids, the narrowness of the peak is consistent with its being due to a true surface resonance. However, the dispersion appears to depart from the expected energy versus ? trajectory parallel to the kinematic threshold. Additionally, a search in 50-meV steps did not reveal any fine structure in the peaks, possibly due to our 0.3-eV effective instrumental resolution. Further experiments to map the dispersion with greater precision, to measure the binding energies of the resonances, and to search for possible fine structure are proposed.

T. N. Horsky; G. R. Brandes; K. F. Canter; P. H. Lippel; A. P. Mills; Jr.

1989-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge-distribution effect of imaging molecular structure by high-order above-threshold ionization  

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Using a triatomic molecular model, we show that the interference pattern in the high-order above-threshold ionization (HATI) spectrum depends dramatically on the charge distribution of the molecular ion. Therefore the charge distribution can be considered a crucial factor for imaging a molecular geometric structure. Based on this study, a general destructive interference formula for each above-threshold ionization channel is obtained for a polyatomic molecule concerning the positions and charge values of each nuclei. Comparisons are made for the HATI spectra of CO{sub 2}, O{sub 2}, NO{sub 2}, and N{sub 2}. These results may shed light on imaging complex molecular structure by the HATI spectrum.

Wang Bingbing; Fu Panming [Laboratory of Optical Physics, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China); Guo Yingchun [Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China); Zhang Bin; Zhao Zengxiu [Department of Physics, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Yan Zongchao [Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3 (Canada)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

222

Site-Percolation Threshold of Carbon Nanotube Fibers: Fast Inspection of Percolation with Markov Stochastic Theory  

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We present a site-percolation model based on a modified FCC lattice, as well as an efficient algorithm of inspecting percolation which takes advantage of the Markov stochastic theory, in order to study the percolation threshold of carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers. Our Markov-chain based algorithm carries out the inspection of percolation by performing repeated sparse matrix-vector multiplications, which allows parallelized computation to accelerate the inspection for a given configuration. With this approach, we determine that the site-percolation transition of CNT fibers occurs at p_c =0.1533+-0.0013, and analyze the dependence of the effective percolation threshold (corresponding to 0.5 percolation probability) on the length and the aspect ratio of a CNT fiber on a finite-size-scaling basis. We also discuss the aspect ratio dependence of percolation probability with various values of p (not restricted to p_c).

Xu, Fangbo; Yakobson, Boris I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Development of high damage threshold optics for petawatt-class short-pulse lasers  

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The authors report laser-induced damage threshold measurements on pure and multilayer dielectrics and gold-coated optics at 1053 and 526 nm for pulse durations, {tau}, ranging from 140 fs to 1 ns. Damage thresholds of gold coatings are limited to 500 mJ/cm{sup 2} in the subpicosecond range for 1053-nm pulses. In dielectrics, qualitative differences in the morphology of damage and a departure from the diffusion-dominated {tau}1/2 scaling indicate that damage results from plasma formation and ablation for {tau}{le}10 ps and from conventional melting and boiling for {tau}>50 ps. A theoretical model based on electron production via multiphoton ionization, Joule heating, and collisional (avalanche) ionization is in quantitative agreement with both the pulsewidth and wavelength scaling of experimental results.

Stuart, B.C.; Perry, M.D.; Boyd, R.D. [and others

1995-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

224

Single-shot and single-spot measurement of laser ablation threshold for carbon nanotubes  

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A simple and convenient procedure for single-shot, single-spot ablation threshold measurement has been developed. It is based on the employment of cylindrical lens to obtain elliptical Gaussian laser spot. The ablated spot chords which are parallel to the minor axis were measured across the spot major axis which is proportional to the fluence cross-section thus providing wide range dependence of damaged spot size versus fluence in one spot measurement. For both conventional and new-developed procedures the ablation threshold for typical Nd:YAG laser parameters (1064 nm, 10 ns) has been measured as 50 mJ/cm2 which is one order of magnitude lower than that for a bulk graphite.

Lednev, Vasily N; Obraztsova, Elena D; Kudryashov, Sergey I; Bunkin, Alexey F

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Spin-tagged electron-hydrogen scattering: Ionization in the near-threshold region  

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We use beams of polarized electrons and polarized hydrogen atoms to measure the ionization-rate asymmetry, {Delta}{sub {ital I}}=({ital R}({up arrow}{down arrow}){minus}{ital R}({up arrow}{up arrow}))/({ital R}({up arrow}{down arrow})+{ital R}({up arrow}{up arrow})), in the near-threshold region, where {ital R}({up arrow}{down arrow}) and {ital R}({up arrow}{up arrow}) are the ionization rates when the electron spin is antiparallel and parallel, respectively, to the atomic spins. Within 1.7 eV above threshold, our results reveal the presence of structure, which heretofore has not been predicted by any conventional theoretical calculation.

Guo, X.Q.; Crowe, D.M.; Lubell, M.S.; Tang, F.C.; Vasilakis, A.; Slevin, J.; Eminyan, M. (Department of Physics, City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY (USA) Department of Experimental Physics, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Maynooth, County Kildare (United Kingdom) Laboratoire de Physique Atomique, Tour 24, Universite Paris VII, F-75251 Paris (France))

1990-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

226

Near-threshold quantization for potentials with inverse-cube tails  

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For potential wells with long-range attractive tails proportional to -1/r3, as occur in the resonant dipole-dipole interaction in homonuclear alkali-metal dimers, we present a highly accurate analytical expression for the tail contribution to the quantization function F(E). This quantization function determines the near-threshold bound-state energies via the quantization rule nth-n=F(En). The performance of the quantization function derived in this paper is demonstrated by applying it to a model Lennard-Jones potential and to vibrational bound-state spectra of sodium dimers (Na2). These results are compared with those obtained via the semiclassical LeRoy-Bernstein formula which neglects quantum effects that are important in the near-threshold regime.

Tim-Oliver Müller and Harald Friedrich

2011-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

227

Revisiting Bloodstein's Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis from a psycholinguistic perspective: A Variable Release Threshold hypothesis of stuttering  

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Abstract This paper reviews Bloodstein's (1975) Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis of stuttering, identifies its weaknesses, and proposes modifications to bring it into line with recent advances in psycholinguistic theory. The review concludes that the Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis provides a plausible explanation for the variation in the severity of stuttered disfluencies across speaking situations and conversation partners. However, it fails to explain the forms that stuttered disfluencies characteristically take or the subjective experience of loss of control that accompanies them. The paper then describes how the forms and subjective experiences of persistent stuttering can be accounted for by a threshold-based regulatory mechanism of the kind described in Howell's (2003) revision of the EXPLAN hypothesis. It then proposes that shortcomings of both the Anticipatory Struggle and EXPLAN hypotheses can be addressed by combining them together to create a ‘Variable Release Threshold’ hypothesis whereby the anticipation of upcoming difficulty leads to the setting of an excessively high threshold for the release of speech plans for motor execution. The paper also reconsiders the possibility that two stuttering subtypes exist: one related to formulation difficulty and other to difficulty initiating motor execution. It concludes that research findings that relate to the one may not necessarily apply to the other. Learning outcomes: After reading this article, the reader will be able to: (1) summarize the key strengths and weaknesses of Bloodstein's Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis; (2) describe two hypothesized mechanisms behind the production of stuttered disfluencies (tension and fragmentation & release threshold mechanisms); and (3) discuss why the notion of anticipation is relevant to current hypotheses of stuttering.

Paul H. Brocklehurst; Robin J. Lickley; Martin Corley

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Search for Sub-threshold Photoproduction of J/Psi Mesons  

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A search was made for sub-threshold $J/\\psi$ production from a carbon target using a mixed real and quasi-real Bremsstrahlung photon beam with an endpoint energy of 5.76 GeV. No events were observed, which is consistent with predictions assuming quasi-free production. The results place limits on exotic mechanisms that strongly enhance quasi-free production.

Bosted, Peter; Dunne, James; Lee, C.A.; Junnarkar, Parikshit; Arrington, John; Asaturyan, Razmik; Benmokhtar, Fatiha; Christy, Michael; Chudakov, Eugene; Clasie, Benjamin; Connell, Simon; Dalton, Mark; Daniel, AJI; Day, Donal; Dutta, Dipangkar; Ent, Rolf; Fomin, Nadia; Gaskell, David; Horn, Tanja; Kalantarians, Narbe; Keppel, Cynthia; Meekins, David; Mkrtchyan, Hamlet; Navasardyan, Tigran; Roche, Julie; Rodriguez, Victor; Rohe, Daniela; Seely, Charles; Slifer, Karl; Strikman, Mark; Tajima, Shigeyuki; Testa, Giuseppe; Trojer, Roman; Wesselmann, Frank; Wood, Stephen; Zheng, Xiaochao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Threshold-Based Insulin-Pump Interruption for Reduction of Hypoglycemia  

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...changes in glycated hemoglobin levels. We conducted a randomized, controlled, multicenter, open-label trial — ASPIRE (Automation to Simulate Pancreatic Insulin Response) In-Home study — to evaluate the effects of the threshold-suspend feature with sensor-augmented insulin-pump therapy, as compared... In this study involving patients with type 1 diabetes, sensor-augmented insulin-pump therapy plus automated insulin suspension when glucose dropped below 70 mg per deciliter reduced nocturnal hypoglycemia, without affecting glycated hemoglobin values.

Bergenstal R.M.; Klonoff D.C.; Garg S.K.

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

230

Reexamination of tests of the Wannier threshold law for two-electron escape  

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Recent experimental studies of the spin dependence in electron-impact ionization of atomic hydrogen revealed the presence of deviations from the predictions of the conventional Wannier threshold theory of two-electron escape. We provide some insight into the possible origin of these deviations and reexamine the results of previous work that had claimed consistency with the Wannier theory but, with added statistical analysis, also seem to show deviations.

Friedman, J.R.; Guo, X.Q.; Lubell, M.S. (Department of Physics, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York 10031 (United States)); Frankel, M.R. (Department of Statistics, Baruch College of the City University of New York, New York, New York 10010 (United States))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Search for Sub-threshold Photoproduction of J/Psi Mesons  

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A search was made for sub-threshold $J/\\psi$ production from a carbon target using a mixed real and quasi-real Bremsstrahlung photon beam with an endpoint energy of 5.76 GeV. No events were observed, which is consistent with predictions assuming quasi-free production. The results place limits on exotic mechanisms that strongly enhance quasi-free production.

P. Bosted; J. Dunne; C. A. Lee; P. Junnarkar; J. Arrington; R. Asaturyan; F. Benmokhtar; M. E. Christy; E. Chudakov; B. Clasie; S. H. Connell; M. M. Dalton; A. Daniel; D. Day; D. Dutta; R. Ent; N. Fomin; D. Gaskell; T. Horn; N. Kalantarians; C. E. Keppel; D. G. Meekins; H. Mkrtchyan; T. Navasardyan; J. Roche; V. M. Rodriguez; D. Kiselev; J. Seely; K. Slifer; M. Strikman; S. Tajima; G. Testa; Roman Trojer; F. R. Wesselmann; S. A. Wood; X. C. Zheng

2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

232

Limiting absorption principle for some long range perturbations of Dirac systems at threshold energies  

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We establish a limiting absorption principle for some long range perturbations of the Dirac systems at threshold energies. We cover multi-center interactions with small coupling constants. The analysis is reduced to study a family of non-self-adjoint operators. The technique is based on a positive commutator theory for non self-adjoint operators, which we develop in appendix. We also discuss some applications to the dispersive Helmholzt model in the quantum regime.

Nabile Boussaid; Sylvain Golénia

2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

233

M1 Giant Resonance in Pb208 From Threshold Photoneutron Measurements  

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From threshold photoneutron cross-section and angular-distribution measurements on Pb208, seven 1+ states have been detected, which have a total M1 strength of 51 eV. This M1 strength, centered at an excitation energy of 7.9 MeV and spread over a range of 700 keV, constitutes at least half and perhaps all of the total M1 strength obtained from shell-model calculations.

C. D. Bowman, R. J. Baglan, B. L. Berman, and T. W. Phillips

1970-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

234

The low threshold parametric decay instabilities leading to anomalous phenomena at ECRH in toroidal devices  

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A possibility of 3D electron Bernstein wave trapping in intensive magnetic field aligned density fluctuation or blob in toroidal plasma is demonstrated. Semi-analytic approach for description of associated plasma cavity is developed. A mechanism of low-threshold parametric decay instability driven by 2{sup nd} harmonic extraordinary pump microwave and leading to excitation of localized electron Bernstein wave and low frequency heavily damped oscillations is proposed and analyzed.

Gusakov, E.; Popov, A.; Saveliev, A. [Ioffe Physical Technical Institute of RAS, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

235

Energy Dependence of Cross Sections near Threshold: One Neutral and Two Charged Reaction Products  

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The energy dependence near threshold of cross sections for reactions leading to the escape of one neutral and two charged particles is determined. The method is an extension of one developed previously for uncharged particles, and utilizes only general properties of solutions of the time-independent three-particle Schrödinger equation valid outside a reaction zone of finite extent. Electron detachment from H- by charged particle bombardment, and nuclear reactions of the type (n, np) are considered as examples.

Robert W. Hart; Ernest P. Gray; William H. Guier

1957-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

236

Femtosecond laser fabrication of micro and nano-disks in single layer graphene using vortex Bessel beams  

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We report the fabrication of micro and nano-disks in single layer chemical vapor deposition graphene on glass substrate using femtosecond laser ablation with vortex Bessel beams. The fabricated graphene disks with diameters ranging from 650?nm to 4??m were characterized by spatially resolved micro-Raman spectroscopy. The variation of ablation threshold was investigated as a function of the number of pulses showing an incubation effect. A very high degree of size control of the fabricated graphene disks is enabled using a sequence of femtosecond pulses with different vortex orders.

Wetzel, Benjamin, E-mail: benjamin.wetzel@femto-st.fr; Xie, Chen; Lacourt, Pierre-Ambroise; Dudley, John M.; Courvoisier, Francois [Département d'Optique P.M. Duffieux, Institut FEMTO-ST, UMR–6174 CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, 25030 Besançon (France)] [Département d'Optique P.M. Duffieux, Institut FEMTO-ST, UMR–6174 CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, 25030 Besançon (France)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage and ablation thresholds of fused-silica in femtosecond regime  

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We present an experimental and numerical study of the damage and ablation thresholds at the surface of a dielectric material, e.g., fused silica, using short pulses ranging from 7 to 300 fs. The relevant numerical criteria of damage and ablation thresholds are proposed consistently with experimental observations of the laser irradiated zone. These criteria are based on lattice thermal melting and electronic cohesion temperature, respectively. The importance of the three major absorption channels (multi-photon absorption, tunnel effect, and impact ionization) is investigated as a function of pulse duration (7-300 fs). Although the relative importance of the impact ionization process increases with the pulse duration, our results show that it plays a role even at short pulse duration (<50 fs). For few optical cycle pulses (7 fs), it is also shown that both damage and ablation fluence thresholds tend to coincide due to the sharp increase of the free electron density. This electron-driven ablation regime is of primary interest for thermal-free laser-matter interaction and therefore for the development of high quality micromachining processes.

Chimier, B.; Uteza, O.; Sanner, N.; Sentis, M. [Laboratoire LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS - Universite de la Mediterranee, C. 917, 163, Av. de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9 (France); Itina, T. [Laboratoire Hubert Curien - LaHC, UMR 5516 CNRS - Universite Jean Monnet, Bat. F, 18, rue Professeur B. Lauras, 42000 Saint-Etienne (France); Lassonde, P.; Legare, F.; Vidal, F.; Kieffer, J. C. [INRS, Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, 1650 bld Lionel Boulet, Varennes (Quebec), J3X 1S2 (Canada)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Power Electrostatic Discharges in PETN: Threshold and Scaling Experiments  

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There is a considerable set of data establishing the safety of PETN-based detonators that are insulted by electrostatic discharge (ESD) from a human body. However, the subject of ESD safety has garnered renewed interest because of the sparse data on high-power, low-impedance discharges that result when the source is a metallic object such as a tool. Experiments on as-built components, using pin-to-cap fault circuits through PETN-based detonators, showed significant evidence of a power dependence but with a very broad energy threshold and some uncertainty in the breakdown path. We have performed a series of experiments using a well-defined arc discharge path and a well-characterized source that is capable of independent variation of energy and power. Studies include threshold variation with power, arc length, powder surface area, and surface vs. bulk discharge paths. We find that an energy threshold variation with power does not appear to exist in the tested range of fractions to tens of MW, and that there are many subtleties to proper energy and power bookkeeping. We also present some test results for PBX 9407.

Liou, W; McCarrick, J F; Hodgin, R L; Phillips, D F

2010-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan: Gas-threshold-pressure testing of the Salado Formation in the WIPP underground facility  

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Performance assessment for the disposal of radioactive waste from the United States defense program in the WIPP underground facility must assess the role of post-closure was generation by waste degradation and the subsequent pressurization of the facility. be assimilated by the host formation will Whether or not the generated gas can be assimilated by the host formation will determine the ability of the gas to reach or exceed lithostatic pressure within the repository. The purpose of this test plan is (1) to present a test design to obtain realistic estimates of gas-threshold pressure for the Salado Formation WIPP underground facility including parts of the formation disturbed by the underground of the Salado, and (2) to provide a excavations and in the far-field or undisturbed part framework for changes and amendments to test objectives, practices, and procedures. Because in situ determinations of gas-threshold pressure in low-permeability media are not standard practice, the methods recommended in this testplan are adapted from permeability-testing and hydrofracture procedures. Therefore, as the gas-threshold-pressure testing program progresses, personnel assigned to the program and outside observers and reviewers will be asked for comments regarding the testing procedures. New and/or improved test procedures will be documented as amendments to this test plan, and subject to similar review procedures.

Saulnier, G.J. Jr. (INTERA, Inc., Austin, TX (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical damage threshold of Au nanowires in strong femtosecond laser fields  

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Ultrashort, intense light pulses permit the study of nanomaterials in the optical non-linear regime, potentially leading to optoelectronics that operate in the petahertz domain. These non-linear regimes are often present just below the damage threshold thus requiring the careful tuning of laser parameters to avoid the melting and disintegration of the materials. Detailed studies of the damage threshold of nanoscale materials are therefore needed. We present results on the damage threshold of Au nanowires when illuminated by intense femtosecond pulses. These nanowires were synthesized with the directed electrochemical nanowire assembly (DENA) process in two configurations: (1) free-standing Au nanowires on W electrodes and (2) Au nanowires attached to fused silica slides. In both cases the wires have a single-crystalline structure. For laser pulses with durations of 108 fs and 32 fs at 790 nm at a repetition rate of 2 kHz, we find that the free-standing nanowires melt at intensities close to 3 TW/cm$^2$ and 7....

Summers, A M; Paneru, Govind; Kling, M F; Flanders, B N; Trallero-Herrero, C A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-efficiency, dielectric multilayer gratings optimized for manufacturability and laser damage threshold  

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Ultrashort pulse, high-intensity lasers offer new opportunities for the study of light-matter interaction and for inertial confinement fusion. A 100 Terawatt laser operating 400 fs and 1.053 {mu}m is operational at LLNL, and a 1000 Terawatt (Petawatt) laser will come online in early 1996. These lasers use large-aperture (40 cm and 94 cm diameter, respectively) diffraction gratings to compress the amplified laser pulse. At present, hologrphically produced, gold overcoated photoresist gratings are used: these gratings represent the fuse in the laser chain. Higher laser damage thresholds and higher diffraction efficiencies are theoretically possible with multilayer dielectric gratings (MDG`s). A number of design parameters regarding both the multilayer stack and the etched grating structure can be optimized to maximize the laser damage threshold and also improve the processing latitude for the interference lithography and reactive ion etching steps used during manufacture of these gratings. This paper presents model predictions for the behavior of hafnia/silica MDG`s both during processing and in operation, and presents experimental data on the diffraction efficiency and short- pulse laser damage threshold for optimized witness gratings.

Britten, J.A.; Perry, M.D.; Shore, B.W.; Boyd, R.D.; Loomis, G.E.; Chow, R.

1995-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

242

Dynamic theory of cascades on finite clustered random networks with a threshold rule  

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Cascade dynamics on networks are usually analyzed statically to determine existence criteria for cascades. Here, the Watts model of threshold dynamics on random Erd?s-Rényi networks is analyzed to determine the dynamic time evolution of cascades. The network is assumed to have a specific finite number of nodes n and is not assumed to be treelike. All combinations of threshold ?, network average nodal degree z, and seed sizes |S| from a single node up are included. The analysis permits study of network size effects and increased clustering coefficient. Several size effects not found by infinite network theory are predicted by the analysis and confirmed by simulations. In the region of ? and z where a single node can start a cascade, cascades are expanding, in the sense that each step flips a larger group than the previous step did. We show that this region extends to larger values of z than predicted by infinite network analyses. In the region where larger seeds are needed (size proportional to n), cascades begin by contracting: at the outset, each step flips fewer nodes than the previous step, but eventually the process reverses and becomes expanding. A critical mass that grows during the cascade beyond an easily-calculated threshold is identified as the cause of this reversal.

Daniel E. Whitney

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Layer-by-Layer Assembly of a pH-Responsive and Electrochromic Thin Film  

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This article summarizes an experiment on thin-film fabrication with layer-by-layer assembly that is appropriate for undergraduate laboratory courses. The purpose of this experiment is to teach students about self-assembly ...

Schmidt, Daniel J.

244

An ultra-thin buffer layer for Ge epitaxial layers on Si  

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Using an Fe{sub 3}Si insertion layer, we study epitaxial growth of Ge layers on a Si substrate by a low-temperature molecular beam epitaxy technique. When we insert only a 10-nm-thick Fe{sub 3}Si layer in between Si and Ge, epitaxial Ge layers can be obtained on Si. The detailed structural characterizations reveal that a large lattice mismatch of {approx}4% is completely relaxed in the Fe{sub 3}Si layer. This means that the Fe{sub 3}Si layers can become ultra-thin buffer layers for Ge on Si. This method will give a way to realize a universal buffer layer for Ge, GaAs, and related devices on a Si platform.

Kawano, M.; Yamada, S.; Tanikawa, K.; Miyao, M.; Hamaya, K. [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)] [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); Sawano, K. [Advanced Research Laboratories, Tokyo City University, 8-15-1 Todoroki, Tokyo 158-0082 (Japan)] [Advanced Research Laboratories, Tokyo City University, 8-15-1 Todoroki, Tokyo 158-0082 (Japan)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal threshold-based network-level transportation infrastructure life-cycle management with heterogeneous maintenance actions  

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Transportation infrastructure life-cycle management deals with maintenance decision making of transportation facilities such as pavement, bridges, and railways under budget constraints. In practice, transportation agencies adopt threshold-based rules for maintenance planning because they are intuitive and easy to implement. However, the thresholds are often determined based on engineering judgment without any systematic approach. Therefore, maintenance budgets cannot be used effectively and facility conditions are not optimized. This research uses hybrid dynamic models to represent threshold-based maintenance for transportation infrastructure in a realistic manner. Hybrid dynamic models combine continuous states such as pavement roughness and age with discrete states such as maintenance history. These models are also capable of considering multiple maintenance actions with heterogeneous effects. Based on facility conditions and maintenance thresholds, corresponding maintenance actions are selected automatically and the facility switches between deterioration modes to reflect the effects of the chosen action. Furthermore, to consider users’ reactions to maintenance actions and accurately predict deterioration for a network of facilities, threshold-based maintenance is formulated as an upper-level problem, and user response is incorporated as a lower-level problem. This leads to a bi-level programming problem where maintenance thresholds are decision variables, which is solved with a modified tabu search algorithm. The proposed methodology is validated with the road network of an urban area and the generated maintenance thresholds are reasonable and robust, which shows that the methodology has great potential to support transportation infrastructure life-cycle management in practice.

James C. Chu; Yin-Jay Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Layer-by-layer assembly on polyethylene films via "click" chemistry  

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LAYER-BY-LAYER ASSEMBLY ON POLYETHYLENE FILMS VIA ?CLICK? CHEMISTRY A Thesis by BRANDON SCOTT CHANCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2007 Major Subject: Chemistry LAYER-BY-LAYER ASSEMBLY ON POLYETHYLENE FILMS VIA ?CLICK? CHEMISTRY A Thesis by BRANDON SCOTT CHANCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...

Chance, Brandon Scott

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

247

Physical layer model design for wireless networks  

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and shown to be deficient for low to moderate signal-to-noise ratios. The physical layer statistics are investigated, and the run length distributions of the good and bad frames are demonstrated to be the key statistics for accurate physical layer modeling...

Yu, Yi

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in Quantitative Thin-Layer Chromatography  

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......and cross-border issues force analysts not only to standardize...uncertainty is developed for fundamental metrological research and is...New York, NY, 1987. 7. Handbook of Thin-Layer Chromatography...New York, NY, 1994. 9. Handbook of Thin-Layer Chromatography......

Mirko Prosek; Alenka Golc-Wondra; Irena Vovk

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Gaussian beams in inhomogeneous anisotropic layered structures  

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Gaussian beams in inhomogeneous anisotropic layered structures Vlastislav Cerven´y 1 ) and Ivan@ig.cas.cz. Summary Gaussian beams concentrated close to rays of high-frequency seismic body waves prop- agating in an inhomogeneous anisotropic layered structure are studied. The amplitude profiles of the Gaussian beam along

Cerveny, Vlastislav

250

Wetpaint: scraping through multi-layered images  

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We introduce a technique for exploring multi-layered images by scraping arbitrary areas to determine meaningful relationships. Our system, called Wetpaint, uses perceptual depth cues to help users intuitively navigate between corresponding layers of ... Keywords: large screen, restoration, tangible user interface, touch interface, visualization

Leonardo Bonanni; Xiao Xiao; Matthew Hockenberry; Praveen Subramani; Hiroshi Ishii; Maurizio Seracini; Jurgen Schulze

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Measurement - Planetary boundary layer height  

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govMeasurementsPlanetary boundary layer height govMeasurementsPlanetary boundary layer height ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Planetary boundary layer height Top of the planetary boundary layer; also known as depth or height of the mixing layer. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments VCEIL : Vaisala Ceilometer External Instruments NCEPGFS : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System Field Campaign Instruments

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Channel cracks in atomic-layer and molecular-layer deposited multilayer thin film coatings  

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Metal oxide thin film coatings produced by atomic layer deposition have been shown to be an effective permeation barrier. The primary failure mode of such coatings under tensile loads is the propagation of channel cracks that penetrate vertically into the coating films. Recently, multi-layer structures that combine the metal oxide material with relatively soft polymeric layers produced by molecular layer deposition have been proposed to create composite thin films with desired properties, including potentially enhanced resistance to fracture. In this paper, we study the effects of layer geometry and material properties on the critical strain for channel crack propagation in the multi-layer composite films. Using finite element simulations and a thin-film fracture mechanics formalism, we show that if the fracture energy of the polymeric layer is lower than that of the metal oxide layer, the channel crack tends to penetrate through the entire composite film, and dividing the metal oxide and polymeric materials into thinner layers leads to a smaller critical strain. However, if the fracture energy of the polymeric material is high so that cracks only run through the metal oxide layers, more layers can result in a larger critical strain. For intermediate fracture energy of the polymer material, we developed a design map that identifies the optimal structure for given fracture energies and thicknesses of the metal oxide and polymeric layers. These results can facilitate the design of mechanically robust permeation barriers, an important component for the development of flexible electronics.

Long, Rong, E-mail: rlongmech@gmail.com [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G8 (Canada); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Dunn, Martin L. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 138682 (Singapore)

2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

253

Supercritical Hadley circulation within a layer of fluid saturated porous medium: Bifurcation to traveling wave  

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Hadley circulation induced by horizontal and vertical temperature gradients imposed on a fluid saturated porous medium layer is simulated numerically. The flow is assumed to be longitudinal, that is the secondary flow is composed of cells with axes transverse to the direction of the Hadley circulation. Critical (bifurcation) states predicted theoretically via linear stability analysis are verified by the numerical results giving confidence on the accuracy of the method. Several values of horizontal Rayleigh number, Ra{sub h}, and vertical Rayleigh number, Ra{sub v}, are studied. Results indicate that beyond a threshold horizontal Rayleigh number value the flow and temperature fields evolve from subcritical Hadley circulation to a supercritical time periodic flow. The secondary flow emerges in the form of a traveling wave aligned with the main (Hadley) flow direction. This traveling wave is characterized, at supercritical low vertical Rayleigh numbers, by the continuous drifting of two horizontal layers of flow cells that move in opposite directions. As the vertical Rayleigh number increases, the traveling wave becomes characterized by a unique layer of cells drifting in the direction opposite to the applied horizontal temperature gradient. Numerical animation unravels the main features of the transport process. This simplified model is of fundamental and practical importance, for instance, to the study of geothermal activities, underground transport of pollutants, paper processing, crystal growth, building insulation, and gas reservoirs.

Manole, D.M. [MCD Inc., Anniston, AL (United States); Lage, J.L.; Antohe, B.V. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The torque dependence of the H-mode power threshold in hydrogen, deuterium and helium plasmas in DIII-D  

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On DIII-D, the H-mode power threshold has been determined for hydrogen, deuterium and helium plasmas heated by neutral beam injection and/or by electron cyclotron heating and as a function of the applied torque plasmas for plasma configurations in the favourable ion grad-B drift direction. The H-mode threshold power has been determined to increase with input torque for all the main ion species (hydrogen, deuterium and helium). The H-mode threshold power for similar plasma parameters and configurations is the least for deuterium, followed by helium and hydrogen in that order. The plasma geometry also affects the power threshold, which is dependent on the X-point height.

Gohil, P. [General Atomics; Jernigan, T. C. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Osborne, T.H. [General Atomics, San Diego; Scoville, J. T. [General Atomics, San Diego; Strait, E. J. [General Atomics

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Roughening of a Si(100) surface induced by the adsorption of oxygen near the solid-oxide nucleation threshold  

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An investigation of the processes on a Si(100) surface interacting with oxygen near the solid-oxide nucleation threshold using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic-force microscopy is described. The nuclea...

V. D. Borman; Yu. Yu. Lebedinskii…

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of the temperature dependence of the threshold current of an InGaAsP laser  

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The threshold current of an InGaAsP laser is calculated, where the radiative emission, reflection and absorption losses, and Auger recombination are considered. Moreover, the enhancement of the threshold carrier density at high temperatures is an important point. A mechanism for this enhancement is discussed. Then we obtain an excellent agreement with the measured temperature dependence of the threshold current, in particular the T /SUB o/ -values for Tgreater than or equal toT /SUB B/ and the break point T /SUB B/ . The reason for this break point is that the radiative recombination dominates for T < T /SUB B/ , whereas the strongly temperature dependent valence band Auger process becomes more and more important for T > T /SUB B/ . It is this process which causes the strong increase of the threshold current in the room temperature range.

Haug, A.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Wave-packet propagation based calculation of above-threshold ionization in the x-ray regime  

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We investigate the multi-photon process of above-threshold ionization for the light elements hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in the hard x-ray regime. Numerical challenges are discussed and by comparing Hartree-Fock-Slater calculations to configuration-interaction-singles results we justify the mean-field potential approach in this regime. We present a theoretical prediction of two-photon above-threshold-ionization cross sections for the mentioned elements. Moreover, we study how the importance of above-threshold ionization varies with intensity. We find that for carbon, at x-ray intensities around $10^{23}{\\rm Wcm}^{-2}$, two-photon above-threshold ionization of the K-shell electrons is as probable as one-photon ionization of the L-shell electrons.

Tilley, Matthew; Santra, Robin

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The hydroelectric problem of porous rocks: thermodynamic approach and introduction of a percolation threshold  

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......research-article Research Notes The hydroelectric problem of porous rocks: thermodynamic...layer. In this note, I take the hydroelectric problem back to its thermodynamic roots by showing how the hydroelectric equations can be derived from the......

André Revil

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Superconductive articles including cerium oxide layer  

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A ceramic superconductor comprising a metal oxide substrate, a ceramic high temperature superconductive material, and a intermediate layer of a material having a cubic crystal structure, said layer situated between the substrate and the superconductive material is provided, and a structure for supporting a ceramic superconducting material is provided, said structure comprising a metal oxide substrate, and a layer situated over the surface of the substrate to substantially inhibit interdiffusion between the substrate and a ceramic superconducting material deposited upon said structure. 7 figures.

Wu, X.D.; Muenchausen, R.E.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Raman Spectrum of Graphene and Graphene Layers  

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Graphene is the two-dimensional building block for carbon allotropes of every other dimensionality. We show that its electronic structure is captured in its Raman spectrum that clearly evolves with the number of layers. The D peak second order changes in shape, width, and position for an increasing number of layers, reflecting the change in the electron bands via a double resonant Raman process. The G peak slightly down-shifts. This allows unambiguous, high-throughput, nondestructive identification of graphene layers, which is critically lacking in this emerging research area.

A. C. Ferrari; J. C. Meyer; V. Scardaci; C. Casiraghi; M. Lazzeri; F. Mauri; S. Piscanec; D. Jiang; K. S. Novoselov; S. Roth; A. K. Geim

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for forming a barrier layer  

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Cubic or metastable cubic refractory metal carbides act as barrier layers to isolate, adhere, and passivate copper in semiconductor fabrication. One or more barrier layers of the metal carbide are deposited in conjunction with copper metallizations to form a multilayer characterized by a cubic crystal structure with a strong (100) texture. Suitable barrier layer materials include refractory transition metal carbides such as vanadium carbide (VC), niobium carbide (NbC), tantalum carbide (TaC), chromium carbide (Cr.sub.3 C.sub.2), tungsten carbide (WC), and molybdenum carbide (MoC).

Weihs, Timothy P. (Baltimore, MD); Barbee, Jr., Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat transfer in an annular porous layer with centrifugal force field  

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The present study deals with natural convection in an annular porous layer under the influence of a centrifugal force field. It is assumed that the outer boundary is heated by a constant heat flux, while the inner boundary is perfectly insulated. The problem is formulated in terms of Darcy-Boussinesq equations and solved using analytical and numerical techniques. An analytical solution for the flow and heat transfer variables, based on a concentric flow assumption, is obtained in terms of the Rayleigh number and the radius ratio. Finite amplitude results are verified by a numerical approach. Predicted thresholds in terms of critical Rayleigh numbers are verified by a linear stability analysis. Results obtained from the numerical approach indicate the existence of multiple solutions differing by the number of cells involved.

Aboubi, K.; Robillard, L.; Bilgen, E. [Univ. of Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renormalization Group Evolution of Neutrino Parameters in Presence of Seesaw Threshold Effects and Majorana Phases  

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We examine the renormalization group evolution (RGE) for different mixing scenarios in the presence of seesaw threshold effects from high energy scale (GUT) to the low electroweak (EW) scale in the Standard Model (SM) and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). We consider four mixing scenarios namely Tri-Bimaximal Mixing, Bimaximal Mixing, Hexagonal Mixing and Golden Ratio Mixing which come from different flavor symmetries at the GUT scale. All these mixing scenarios give vanishing reactor angle ($\\theta_{13}$) and maximal atmospheric mixing angle. The solar mixing angle has different value for all four cases. In the light of non zero value of $\\theta_{13}$ it becomes interesting to study the present status of these symmetries, i.e. whether they can generate the current neutrino oscillation data at low energy scale or not. We find that the Majorana phases play an important role in the RGE running of these mixing patterns along with the seesaw threshold corrections. We present a comparative study of the RGE of all these mixing scenarios both with and without Majorana CP phases when seesaw threshold corrections are taken into consideration. We find that in the absence of these Majorana phases both the RGE running and seesaw effects may lead to $\\theta_{13}energies both in the SM and the MSSM. However, if the Majorana phases are incorporated to the mixing matrix the running can be enhanced both in the SM and the MSSM. Even by incorporating non zero Majorana CP phases in the SM, we do not get $\\theta_{13}$ in its present 3$\\sigma$ range. The current values of the two mass squared differences and mixing angles including $\\theta_{13}$ can be produced in the MSSM case with tan$\\beta$ = 10 and non zero Majorana CP phases at low energy.

Shivani Gupta; Sin Kyu Kang; C. S. Kim

2014-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

264

Modeling of recurrent threshold crossings due to noise with long memory  

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? of the signal by an additive Gaussian noise which optimizes the SNR at the output of a stochastic resonator. Using a simple Level Crossing Detector (LCD) which is a stochastic resonator without internal dynamics, we are able to achieve a maximum at the output... of the LCD for a particular level of input noise. The LCD works in such a way that a short uniform spike is initiated at its output whenever the voltage at its input goes through a given voltage level, the threshold voltage, in the increasing direction...

Singh, Abhishek Narayan

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

265

Threshold resummation for W±Z and ZZ pair production at the LHC  

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We perform the threshold resummation for W±Z and ZZ pair production at the next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy in soft-collinear effective theory at the LHC. Our results show that the resummation effects increase the total cross sections by about 7% for ZZ production and 12% for W±Z production with S=7, 8, 13 and 14 TeV, respectively, and the scale uncertainties are significantly reduced. Besides, our numerical results are consistent with experimental data reported by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations.

Yan Wang; Chong Sheng Li; Ze Long Liu; Ding Yu Shao

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Neoclassical Toroidal Viscosity on Error-Field Penetration Thresholds in Tokamak Plasmas  

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A model for field-error penetration is developed that includes nonresonant as well as the usual resonant field-error effects. The nonresonant components cause a neoclassical toroidal viscous torque that keeps the plasma rotating at a rate comparable to the ion diamagnetic frequency. The new theory is used to examine resonant error-field penetration threshold scaling in Ohmic tokamak plasmas. Compared to previous theoretical results, we find the plasma is less susceptible to error-field penetration and locking, by a factor that depends on the nonresonant error-field amplitude.

Cole, A. J.; Hegna, C. C.; Callen, J. D. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1609 (United States)

2007-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-sputtering far above the runaway threshold: an extraordinary metal ion generator  

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When self-sputtering is driven far above the runaway threshold voltage, energetic electrons are made available to produce"excess plasma" far from the magnetron target. Ionization balance considerations show that the secondary electrons deliver the necessary energy to the"remote" zone. Thereby, such a system can be an extraordinarily prolific generator of useable metal ions. Contrary to other known sources, the ion current to a substrate can exceed the discharge current. For gasless self-sputtering of copper, the useable ion current scales exponentially with the discharge voltage.

Andersson, Joakim; Anders, Andre

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

268

T-odd polarization observables in the photoproduction of charmed particles near threshold  

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The imaginary part of the matrix element for associative charm particle photoproduction, ?+N??c+D¯, has a definite spin structure, near the reaction threshold, being characterized by a single parameter. This allows us to predict, in the framework of an effective Lagrangian approach, the energy and the angular dependence of T-odd polarization observables such as the analyzing power in the reaction ?+p???c+D¯ and the polarization of the ?c hyperon, produced in the collision of unpolarized particles. We find sizable values for these observables, which can be measured experimentally.

Michail P. Rekalo and Egle Tomasi-Gustafsson

2001-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Final state interactions at the threshold of Higgs boson pair production  

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We study the effect of final state interactions at the threshold of Higgs boson pair production in the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model. We consider three major processes of the pair production in the model: lepton pair annihilation, ZZ fusion, and WW fusion. We find that the corrections caused by the effect for these processes are markedly different. According to our results, the effect can cause non-negligible corrections to the cross sections for lepton pair annihilation and small corrections for ZZ fusion, and this effect is negligible for WW fusion.

Zhang, Zhentao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Mechanical fluctuations suppress the threshold of soft-glassy solids : the secular drift scenario  

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We propose a dynamical mechanism leading to the fluidization of soft-glassy amorphous mate-rial driven below the yield-stress by external mechanical fluctuations. The model is based on the combination of memory effect and non-linearity, leading to an accumulation of tiny effects over a long-term. We test this scenario on a granular packing driven mechanically below the Coulomb threshold. We bring evidences for an effective viscous response directly related to small stress modulations in agreement with the theoretical prediction of a generic secular drift.

Adeline Pons; Axelle Amon; Thierry Darnige; Jérôme Crassous; Eric Clément

2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

271

QCD CORRECTIONS TO DILEPTON PRODUCTION NEAR PARTONIC THRESHOLD IN PP SCATTERING.  

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We present a recent study of the QCD corrections to dilepton production near partonic threshold in transversely polarized {bar p}p scattering, We analyze the role of the higher-order perturbative QCD corrections in terms of the available fixed-order contributions as well as of all-order soft-gluon resummations for the kinematical regime of proposed experiments at GSI-FAIR. We find that perturbative corrections are large for both unpolarized and polarized cross sections, but that the spin asymmetries are stable. The role of the far infrared region of the momentum integral in the resummed exponent and the effect of the NNLL resummation are briefly discussed.

SHIMIZU, H.; STERMAN, G.; VOGELSANG, W.; YOKOYA, H.

2005-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

272

Green Solvents in Thin-Layer Chromatography  

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In this chapter green solvents used in thin-layer chromatography (TLC) are discussed in detail. These green solvents eradicate or minimize the use of volatile organic solvents and protect the environment from fur...

Ali Mohammad; Inamuddin; Asma Siddiq; Mu. Naushad; Gaber E. El-Desoky

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Neutron scattering from adsorbed polymer layers  

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Neutron scattering from adsorbed polymer layers ... Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Cyclic Poly(ethylene glycol) Adsorption on Colloidal Particles ... Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Cyclic Poly(ethylene glycol) Adsorption on Colloidal Particles ...

Terence Cosgrove; Timothy G. Heath; Keith Ryan; Trevor L. Crowley

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Layered solid sorbents for carbon dioxide capture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid sorbent for the capture and the transport of carbon dioxide gas is provided having at least one first layer of a positively charged material that is polyethylenimine or poly(allylamine hydrochloride), that captures at least a portion of the gas, and at least one second layer of a negatively charged material that is polystyrenesulfonate or poly(acryclic acid), that transports the gas, wherein the second layer of material is in juxtaposition to, attached to, or crosslinked with the first layer for forming at least one bilayer, and a solid substrate support having a porous surface, wherein one or more of the bilayers is/are deposited on the surface of and/or within the solid substrate. A method of preparing and using the solid sorbent is provided.

Li, Bingyun; Jiang, Bingbing; Gray, McMahan L; Fauth, Daniel J; Pennline, Henry W; Richards, George A

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

275

Counting molecular-beam grown graphene layers  

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We have used the ratio of the integrated intensity of graphene's Raman G peak to that of the silicon substrate's first-order optical phonon peak, accurately to determine the number of graphene layers across our molecular-beam (MB) grown graphene films. We find that these results agree well both, with those from our own exfoliated single and few-layer graphene flakes, and with the results of Koh et al.[ACS Nano 5, 269 (2011)]. We hence distinguish regions of single-, bi-, tri-, four-layer, etc., graphene, consecutively, as we scan coarsely across our MB-grown graphene. This is the first, but crucial, step to being able to grow, by such molecular-beam-techniques, a specified number of large-area graphene layers, to order.

Plaut, Annette S. [School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL (United Kingdom)] [School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL (United Kingdom); Wurstbauer, Ulrich [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Pinczuk, Aron [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States) [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Garcia, Jorge M. [MBE Lab, IMM-Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CNM-CSIC), Madrid, E-28760 (Spain)] [MBE Lab, IMM-Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CNM-CSIC), Madrid, E-28760 (Spain); Pfeiffer, Loren N. [Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544 (United States)] [Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

2013-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

276

Wetpaint: Scraping Through Multi-Layered Images  

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We introduce a technique for exploring multi-layered images by scraping arbitrary areas to determine meaningful relationships. Our system, called Wetpaint, uses perceptual depth cues to help users intuitively navigate ...

Bonanni, Leonardo Amerigo

277

Finite element analysis of shells with layers  

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It is well established that thin shell structures frequently feature narrow bands of strain concentration and localized displacement irregularities referred to as boundary and internal layers. It is crucial to capture these ...

Hiller, Jean-François, 1974-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Nanopatterned anchoring layers for liquid crystals  

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This thesis describes the theory and fabrication of inhomogeneous Liquid Crystal anchoring layers. While chemical anchoring techniques have proved useful for many applications, especially Liquid Crystal Displays, they have ...

Gear, Christopher S. (Christopher Stanwood)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Patch antennas with new artificial magnetic layers  

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A new type of high-impedance surfaces (HIS) has been introduced by C.R. Simovski et al. recently. In this paper, we propose to use such layers as artificial magnetic materials in the design of patch antennas. The new HIS is simulated and patch antennas partially filled by these composite layers are measured in order to test how much the antenna dimensions can be reduced. In order to experimentally investigate the frequency behavior of the material, different sizes of the patches are designed and tested with the same material layer. Also the height of the patch is changed in order to find the best possible position for minimizing the antenna size. This composite layer of an artificial magnetic material has made the antenna smaller while keeping the bandwidth characteristics of the antenna about the same. About 40% of size reduction has been achieved.

M. Ermutlu; C. R. Simovski; M. Karkainen; P. Ikonen; A. A. Sochava; S. A. Tretyakov

2005-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

280

Optical devices featuring textured semiconductor layers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A semiconductor sensor, solar cell or emitter, or a precursor therefor, has a substrate and one or more textured semiconductor layers deposited onto the substrate. The textured layers enhance light extraction or absorption. Texturing in the region of multiple quantum wells greatly enhances internal quantum efficiency if the semiconductor is polar and the quantum wells are grown along the polar direction. Electroluminescence of LEDs of the invention is dichromatic, and results in variable color LEDs, including white LEDs, without the use of phosphor.

Moustakas, Theodore D. (Dover, MA); Cabalu, Jasper S. (Cary, NC)

2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Optical devices featuring textured semiconductor layers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A semiconductor sensor, solar cell or emitter, or a precursor therefor, has a substrate and one or more textured semiconductor layers deposited onto the substrate. The textured layers enhance light extraction or absorption. Texturing in the region of multiple quantum wells greatly enhances internal quantum efficiency if the semiconductor is polar and the quantum wells are grown along the polar direction. Electroluminescence of LEDs of the invention is dichromatic, and results in variable color LEDs, including white LEDs, without the use of phosphor.

Moustakas, Theodore D. (Dover, MA); Cabalu, Jasper S. (Cary, NC)

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

282

Superconducting nano-layer coating without insulator  

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The superconducting nano-layer coating without insulator layer is studied. The magnetic-field distribution and the forces acting on a vortex are derived. Using the derived forces, the vortex-penetration field and the lower critical magnetic field can be discussed. The vortex-penetration field is identical with the multilayer coating, but the lower critical magnetic field is not. Forces acting on a vortex from the boundary of two superconductors play an important role in evaluations of the free energy.

Kubo, Takayuki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Graphene Layer Growth Chemistry: Five-Six-Ring Flip Reaction  

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are incorporated into growing graphene layers and hence willGRAPHENE LAYER GROWTH CHEMISTRY: FIVE-SIX-RING FLIP REACTIONon the zigzag edge of a graphene layer. A new reaction

Whitesides, R.; Domin, D.; Salomon-Ferrer, R.; Lester Jr., W.A.; Frenklach, M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Graphene Layer Growth Chemistry: Five-Six-Ring Flip Reaction  

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25-28, 2007. Topic: Soot GRAPHENE LAYER GROWTH CHEMISTRY:on the zigzag edge of a graphene layer isomerizes to reversea possibly important step in graphene layer growth, thus

Whitesides, Russell; Domin, Dominik; Lester Jr., William A.; Frenklach, Michael

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Lean NOx Reduction with Dual Layer LNT/SCR Catalysts  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Results show that a series of dual layer catalysts with a bottom layer of LNT catalyst and a top layer of SCR catalyst can carry out coupled ammonia generation and NOx reduction, achieving high NOx conversion with minimal ammonia slip

286

L{sub g}?=?100?nm In{sub 0.7}Ga{sub 0.3}As quantum well metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors with atomic layer deposited beryllium oxide as interfacial layer  

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In this study, we have fabricated nanometer-scale channel length quantum-well (QW) metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) incorporating beryllium oxide (BeO) as an interfacial layer. BeO has high thermal stability, excellent electrical insulating characteristics, and a large band-gap, which make it an attractive candidate for use as a gate dielectric in making MOSFETs. BeO can also act as a good diffusion barrier to oxygen owing to its small atomic bonding length. In this work, we have fabricated In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.47}As MOS capacitors with BeO and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and compared their electrical characteristics. As interface passivation layer, BeO/HfO{sub 2} bilayer gate stack presented effective oxide thickness less 1 nm. Furthermore, we have demonstrated In{sub 0.7}Ga{sub 0.3}As QW MOSFETs with a BeO/HfO{sub 2} dielectric, showing a sub-threshold slope of 100?mV/dec, and a transconductance (g{sub m,max}) of 1.1 mS/?m, while displaying low values of gate leakage current. These results highlight the potential of atomic layer deposited BeO for use as a gate dielectric or interface passivation layer for III–V MOSFETs at the 7?nm technology node and/or beyond.

Koh, D., E-mail: dh.koh@utexas.edu, E-mail: Taewoo.Kim@sematech.org [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microelectronics Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78758 (United States); SEMATECH, Inc., Albany, New York 12203 (United States); Kwon, H. M. [Department of Electronics Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, T.-W., E-mail: dh.koh@utexas.edu, E-mail: Taewoo.Kim@sematech.org; Veksler, D.; Gilmer, D.; Kirsch, P. D. [SEMATECH, Inc., Albany, New York 12203 (United States); Kim, D.-H. [SEMATECH, Inc., Albany, New York 12203 (United States); GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Malta, New York 12020 (United States); Hudnall, Todd W. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 78666 (United States); Bielawski, Christopher W. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Maszara, W. [GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Santa Clara, California 95054 (United States); Banerjee, S. K. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microelectronics Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78758 (United States)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

287

Qualitative and analytical results of the bifurcation thresholds to halo orbits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the dynamics in the neighborhood of the collinear Lagrangian points in the spatial, circular, restricted three--body problem. We consider the case in which one of the primaries is a radiating body and the other is oblate (although the latter is a minor effect). Beside having an intrinsic mathematical interest, this model is particularly suited for the description of a mission of a spacecraft (e.g., a solar sail) to an asteroid. The aim of our study is to investigate the occurrence of bifurcations to halo orbits, which take place as the energy level is varied. The estimate of the bifurcation thresholds is performed by analytical and numerical methods: we find a remarkable agreement between the two approaches. As a side result, we also evaluate the influence of the different parameters, most notably the solar radiation pressure coefficient, on the dynamical behavior of the model. To perform the analytical and numerical computations, we start by implementing a center manifold reduction. Next, we estimate the bifurcation values using qualitative techniques (e.g. Poincar\\'e surfaces, frequency analysis, FLIs). Concerning the analytical approach, following \\cite{CPS} we implement a resonant normal form, we transform to suitable action-angle variables and we introduce a detuning parameter measuring the displacement from the synchronous resonance. The bifurcation thresholds are then determined as series expansions in the detuning. Three concrete examples are considered and we find in all cases a very good agreement between the analytical and numerical results.

Sara Bucciarelli; Marta Ceccaroni; Alessandra Celletti; Giuseppe Pucacco

2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Frequency dependence of thresholds for ultrasonic production of thermal lesions in tissue  

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The ultrasonic intensity threshold for producing lesions in mammalian brain tissue is not a strong function of frequency (over the range of 1–10 MHz) for exposures longer than 1 sec. A model is presented to explain this apparent lack of frequency dependence. It is assumed that the maximum temperature developed in the lesion volume for a given pulse duration is determined (1) by the absorption coefficient of that tissue and (2) by the distribution of the acoustic intensity over the treated volume (sharpness of the beam). The former is observed experimentally to be nearly linearly dependent upon frequency in the range 1–10 MHz and the latter for a good lens is related inversely to frequency. Temperature calculations which account for heat loss by diffusion as well as the frequency dependence for the beam geometry and the absorption coefficient are presented. These lead to nearly frequency independent curves for threshold dosages beyond 1?sec exposure giving credence to the suggestion that thermal processes may be predominant for such exposures.

R. M. Lerner; E. L. Carstensen; F. Dunn

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Threshold condition for traveling wave excitation in an annular prime?mover  

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The threshold condition for thermoacoustic instability in an annular prime?mover is derived. The region of spatially inhomogeneous temperature distribution (due to the presence of a stack and hot and cold heat exchangers) is assumed to be acoustically thin. The interaction of acoustic waves with the stack is assumed to be quasiadiabatic. Theoretical approach (based on the transformation of differential wave equation into Volterra integral equation which is solved by iterative procedure) is valid for arbitrary spatial temperature distribution. Nevertheless it was found that the threshold for the excitation of a traveling acoustic wave does not depend on the details of temperature spatial distribution but just on the ratio of the temperatures of hot and cold heat exchangers. Moreover the critical temperature ratio does not depend on the thickness of the stack if the acoustic losses inside the heated region are negligible in comparison with acoustic losses in the rest part of the annular system. In this important limiting case critical temperature ratio diminishes when the dimensions of the system are scaled up. [Work supported by DGA.

T. Le Polles; S. Job; H. Bailliet; P. Lotton; M. Bruneau; V. Gusev

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

A study on reactor core failure thresholds to safety operation of LMFBR  

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Japan Nuclear Safety Organization (JNES) has been developing the methodology and computer codes for applying level-1 PSA to LMFBR. Many of our efforts have been directed to the judging conditions of reactor core damage and the time allowed to initiate the accident management. Several candidates of the reactor core failure threshold were examined to a typical proto-type LMFBR with MOX fuel based on the plant thermal-hydraulic analyses to the actual progressions leading to the core damage. The results of the present study showed that the judging condition of coolant-boundary integrity failure, 750 degree-C of the boundary temperature, is enough as the threshold of core damage to PLOHS (protected loss-of-heat sink). High-temperature fuel cladding creep failure will not take place before the coolant-boundary reaches the judging temperature and sodium boiling will not occur due to the system pressure rise. In cases of ATWS (anticipated transient without scrum) the accident progression is so fast and the reactor core damage will be inevitable even a realistic negative reactivity insertion due to the temperature rise is considered. Only in the case of ULOHS (unprotected loss-of-heat sink) a relatively long time of 11 min will be allowed till the shut-down of the reactor before the core damage. (authors)

Kazuo, Haga; Hiroshi, Endo; Tomoko, Ishizu; Yoshihisa, Shindo [Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, Safety Analysis and Evaluation Division, Kamiya-cho MT Bldg., 4-3-20, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Production of K+K? pairs in proton-proton collisions below the ? meson threshold  

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The pp?ppK+K? reaction was measured below the ? threshold at a beam energy of 2.568 GeV using the COSY-ANKE magnetic spectrometer. By assuming that the four-body phase space is distorted only by the product of two-body final-state interactions, fits to a variety of one-dimensional distributions permit the evaluation of differential and total cross sections. The shapes of the distributions in the Kp and Kpp invariant masses are reproduced only if the K?p interaction is even stronger than that found at higher energy. The cusp effect in the K+K? distribution at the K0K{bar}0 threshold is much more clear and some evidence is also found for coupling between the K?p and K?0n channels. However, the energy dependence of the total cross section cannot be reproduced by considering only a simple product of such pairwise final-state interactions.

Ye, Q. J.; Hartmann, M.; Chiladze, D.; Dymov, S.; Dzyuba, A.; Gao, H.; Gebel, R.; Hejny, V.; Kacharava, A.; Lorentz, B.; Mchedlishvili, D.; Merzliakov, S.; Mielke, M.; Mikirtytchiants, S.; Ohm, H.; Papenbrock, M.; Polyanskiy, A.; Serdyuk, V.; Stein, H. J.; Ströher, H.; Trusov, S.; Valdau, Yu.; Wilkin, C.; Wüstner, P.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

A precision measurement of the $p$($e,e^\\prime p\\,$)$?^0$ reaction at threshold  

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New results are reported from a measurement of $\\pi^0$ electroproduction near threshold using the $p(e,e^{\\prime} p)\\pi^0$ reaction. The experiment was designed to determine precisely the energy dependence of $s-$ and $p-$wave electromagnetic multipoles as a stringent test of the predictions of Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT). The data were taken with an electron beam energy of 1192 MeV using a two-spectrometer setup in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. For the first time, complete coverage of the $\\phi^*_{\\pi}$ and $\\theta^*_{\\pi}$ angles in the $p \\pi^0$ center-of-mass was obtained for invariant energies above threshold from 0.5 MeV up to 15 MeV. The 4-momentum transfer $Q^2$ coverage ranges from 0.05 to 0.155 (GeV/c)$^2$ in fine steps. A simple phenomenological analysis of our data shows strong disagreement with $p-$wave predictions from ChPT for $Q^2>0.07$ (GeV/c)$^2$, while the $s-$wave predictions are in reasonable agreement.

K. Chirapatpimol; M. H. Shabestari; R. A. Lindgren; L. C. Smith; J. R. M. Annand; D. W. Higinbotham; B. Moffit; V. Nelyubin; B. E. Norum; K. Allada; K. Aniol; K. Ardashev; D. S. Armstrong; R. A. Arndt; F. Benmokhtar; A. M. Bernstein; W. Bertozzi; W. J. Briscoe; L. Bimbot; A. Camsonne; J. -P. Chen; S. Choi; E. Chudakov; E. Cisbani; F. Cusanno; M. M. Dalton; C. Dutta; K. Egiyan; C. Fernandez-Ramirez; R. Feuerbach; K. G. Fissum; S. Frullani; F. Garibaldi; O. Gayou; R. Gilman; S. Gilad; J. Goity; J. Gomez; B. Hahn; D. Hamilton; J. -O. Hansen; J. Huang; R. Igarashi; D. Ireland; C. W. de Jager; X. Jin; X. Jiang; T. Jinasundera; J. Kellie; C. E. Keppel; N. Kolb; J. LeRose; N. Liyanage; K. Livingston; D. McNulty; L. Mercado; R. Michaels; M. Mihovilovic; S. Qian; X. Qian; S. Mailyan; V. Mamyan; S. Marrone; P. Monaghan; S. Nanda; C. F. Perdrisat; E. Piasetzky; D. Protopopescu; V. Punjabi; Y. Qiang; I. A. Rachek; A. Rakhman; G. Ron; G. Rosner; A. Saha; B. Sawatzky; A. Shahinyan; S. Sirca; N. Sparveris; R. R. Subedi; R. Suleiman; I. Strakovsky; V. Sulkosky; J. Moinelo; H. Voskanyan; K. Wang; Y. Wang; J. Watson; D. Watts; B. Wojtsekhowski; R. L. Workman; H. Yao; X. Zhan; Y. Zhang

2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

293

Logic gates at the surface code threshold: Superconducting qubits poised for fault-tolerant quantum computing  

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A quantum computer can solve hard problems - such as prime factoring, database searching, and quantum simulation - at the cost of needing to protect fragile quantum states from error. Quantum error correction provides this protection, by distributing a logical state among many physical qubits via quantum entanglement. Superconductivity is an appealing platform, as it allows for constructing large quantum circuits, and is compatible with microfabrication. For superconducting qubits the surface code is a natural choice for error correction, as it uses only nearest-neighbour coupling and rapidly-cycled entangling gates. The gate fidelity requirements are modest: The per-step fidelity threshold is only about 99%. Here, we demonstrate a universal set of logic gates in a superconducting multi-qubit processor, achieving an average single-qubit gate fidelity of 99.92% and a two-qubit gate fidelity up to 99.4%. This places Josephson quantum computing at the fault-tolerant threshold for surface code error correction. Our quantum processor is a first step towards the surface code, using five qubits arranged in a linear array with nearest-neighbour coupling. As a further demonstration, we construct a five-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) state using the complete circuit and full set of gates. The results demonstrate that Josephson quantum computing is a high-fidelity technology, with a clear path to scaling up to large-scale, fault-tolerant quantum circuits.

R. Barends; J. Kelly; A. Megrant; A. Veitia; D. Sank; E. Jeffrey; T. C. White; J. Mutus; A. G. Fowler; B. Campbell; Y. Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; C. Neill; P. O`Malley; P. Roushan; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; A. N. Korotkov; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

294

Threshold concentrations in zinc-doped lithium niobate crystals and their structural conditionality  

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On the basis of precise X-ray diffraction study of lithium niobate single crystals of congruent composition and four zinc-doped (at 2.8, 5.2, 7.6, and 8.2 mol %) crystals, structural conditionality of the threshold concentrations of the dopant has been established. At these concentrations, the mechanism of zinc incorporation into crystal changes. As the zinc concentration increases, this element first substitutes excess niobium, localized in lithium positions, with a simultaneous decrease in the number of vacancies in these positions. Then zinc substitutes lithium with formation of new lithium vacancies. When a certain limit on the number of vacancies is reached, zinc begins to substitute niobium in its main positions. This process is naturally accompanied by a decrease in the number of vacancies to their complete disappearance and formation of a self-compensating crystal. The character of the dependence of the crystal physical properties on the dopant concentration changes specifically when the impurity concentration passes through the threshold values.

Chernaya, T. S.; Volk, T. R.; Verin, I. A.; Simonov, V. I., E-mail: simonov@ns.crys.ras.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

295

Qualitative and analytical results of the bifurcanion thresholds to halo orbits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the dynamics in the neighborhood of the collinear Lagrangian points in the spatial, circular, restricted three--body problem. We consider the case in which one of the primaries is a radiating body and the other is oblate (although the latter is a minor effect). Beside having an intrinsic mathematical interest, this model is particularly suited for the description of a mission of a spacecraft (e.g., a solar sail) to an asteroid. The aim of our study is to investigate the occurrence of bifurcations to halo orbits, which take place as the energy level is varied. The estimate of the bifurcation thresholds is performed by analytical and numerical methods: we find a remarkable agreement between the two approaches. As a side result, we also evaluate the influence of the different parameters, most notably the solar radiation pressure coefficient, on the dynamical behavior of the model. To perform the analytical and numerical computations, we start by implementing a center manifold reduction. Next, we estimate the bifurcation values using qualitative techniques (e.g. Poincar\\'e surfaces, frequency analysis, FLIs). Concerning the analytical approach, following \\cite{CPS} we implement a resonant normal form, we transform to suitable action-angle variables and we introduce a detuning parameter measuring the displacement from the synchronous resonance. The bifurcation thresholds are then determined as series expansions in the detuning. Three concrete examples are considered and we find in all cases a very good agreement between the analytical and numerical results.

Sara Bucciarelli; Marta Ceccaroni; Alessandra Celletti; Giuseppe Pucacco

2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

296

Effects of temporal correlations on cascades: Threshold models on temporal networks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A person's decision to adopt an idea or product is often driven by the decisions of peers, mediated through a network of social ties. A common way of modeling adoption dynamics is to use threshold models, where a node may become an adopter given a high enough rate of contacts with adopted neighbors. We study the dynamics of threshold models that take both the network topology and the timings of contacts into account, using empirical contact sequences as substrates. The models are designed such that adoption is driven by the number of contacts with different adopted neighbors within a chosen time. We find that while some networks support cascades leading to network-level adoption, some do not: the propagation of adoption depends on several factors from the frequency of contacts to burstiness and timing correlations of contact sequences. More specifically, burstiness is seen to suppress cascade sizes when compared to randomized contact timings, while timing correlations between contacts on adjacent links facilitate cascades.

Ville-Pekka Backlund; Jari Saramäki; Raj Kumar Pan

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

297

An evaluation of crack front effect on threshold and crack propagation  

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That a through-thickness crack may exhibit over the entire fatigue crack propagation (FCP) regime morphological variations such as curvature, deviation and deflection appears to be very common. This effect is hereafter referred to as the crack front effect (CFE). It includes the practical consequence that when CFE occurs, local crack length, and hence the surface and the through-thickness data derived, tend to differ. Apparently, the difference should not be significant a least for thin specimens, for which data acquisition on one face suffices, and therefore, problems resulting from CFE can be neglected in certain cases. The authors became involved in the CFE problem while studying hysteresis effects in the threshold regime, particularly when post-threshold non-propagation was observed on the surface. In brief, the specimens had a section thickness of 4mm, i.e., relatively thin (B/W = 0.066), and according to the ASIM test recommendations the surface data should have been accurate. The major questions which arose were, however, whether surface and through-thickness effects are comparable, and how reliable surface observations are. Pure copper was chosen as the material since it exhibits a mixed mode fracture path, and thus should be inherently prone to yield CFE.

Vaidya, W.V.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Reaction {pi}N {yields} {pi}{pi}N near threshold  

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The LAMPF E1179 experiment used the {pi}{sup 0} spectrometer and an array of charged particle range counters to detect and record {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}, {pi}{sup 0}p, and {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}p coincidences following the reaction {pi}{sup +}p {yields} {pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}p near threshold. The total cross sections for single pion production were measured at the incident pion kinetic energies 190, 200, 220, 240, and 260 MeV. Absolute normalizations were fixed by measuring {pi}{sup +}p elastic scattering at 260 MeV. A detailed analysis of the {pi}{sup 0} detection efficiency was performed using cosmic ray calibrations and pion single charge exchange measurements with a 30 MeV {pi}{sup {minus}} beam. All published data on {pi}N {yields} {pi}{pi}N, including our results, are simultaneously fitted to yield a common chiral symmetry breaking parameter {xi} ={minus}0.25{plus_minus}0.10. The threshold matrix element {vert_bar}{alpha}{sub 0}({pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}p){vert_bar} determined by linear extrapolation yields the value of the s-wave isospin-2 {pi}{pi} scattering length {alpha}{sub 0}{sup 2}({pi}{pi}) = {minus}0.041{plus_minus}0.003 m{sub {pi}}{sup {minus}1}, within the framework of soft-pion theory.

Frlez, E.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Effect of a transition layer on acoustic transmission from a fluid to an elastic layer  

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In order for a compliant surface to be able to interact with a flow field in a constructive manner it is necessary that energy between the fluid and the compliant layer be exchanged very effectively. In this letter the fluid energy is assumed to be a plane wave traveling in the direction normal to a finite thickness elastic layer. A thin transition layer is placed at the interface between the two media.

Mauro Pierucci

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Layer-by-layer assembly of electrically conductive polymer thin films  

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) to deposit layers of carbon black that are pre-stabilized with polyethylenimine (PEI) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) (see chemical structures in Fig. 3). The resulting films are thin, flexible, and relatively dense, with a high concentration of carbon black... within the deposition mixtures is described in Chapter III. Materials and Methods Materials Two types of polymers were used to stabilize carbon black for layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of composite thin films. Poly(acrylic acid) (PAA...

Jan, Chien Sy Jason

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Organic light emitting device having multiple separate emissive layers  

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An organic light emitting device having multiple separate emissive layers is provided. Each emissive layer may define an exciton formation region, allowing exciton formation to occur across the entire emissive region. By aligning the energy levels of each emissive layer with the adjacent emissive layers, exciton formation in each layer may be improved. Devices incorporating multiple emissive layers with multiple exciton formation regions may exhibit improved performance, including internal quantum efficiencies of up to 100%.

Forrest, Stephen R. (Ann Arbor, MI)

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

302

Graphene Layer Growth: Collision of Migrating Five-Member Rings  

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Monte Carlo simulations of graphene edge buildup, the rateGraphene layer growth: Collision of migrating five- memberon the zigzag edge of a graphene layer. The process is

Whitesides, Russell; Kollias, Alexander C.; Domin, Dominik; Lester Jr., William A.; Frenklach, Michael

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Molecular Dynamics Study of the Electrical Double Layer at Silver...  

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Electrical Double Layer at Silver Chloride Electrolyte Interfaces. Molecular Dynamics Study of the Electrical Double Layer at Silver Chloride Electrolyte Interfaces. Abstract:...

304

Effect of Gallium Nitride Template Layer Strain on the Growth...  

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5µm layer experienced tensile strain. Dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) depth profiles show that the 15µm template layer device had an average indium...

305

Reduction in Fabrication Costs of Gas Diffusion Layers | Department...  

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Layers Reduction in Fabrication Costs of Gas Diffusion Layers 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

306

Redox Chemistry in Thin Layers of Organometallic Complexes Prepared...  

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Redox Chemistry in Thin Layers of Organometallic Complexes Prepared Using Ion Soft Landing. Redox Chemistry in Thin Layers of Organometallic Complexes Prepared Using Ion Soft...

307

Vacancies Ordered in Screw Form (VOSF) and Layered Indium Selenide...  

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Form (VOSF) and Layered Indium Selenide Thin Film Deposition by Laser Back Ablation. Vacancies Ordered in Screw Form (VOSF) and Layered Indium Selenide Thin Film Deposition by...

308

Removal of Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium...  

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Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium by Means of Soil Vapor Extraction Enhanced by Desiccation and Water Removal of Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium...

309

Removal of carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium...  

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carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium by means of soil vapor extraction enhanced by desiccation and water Removal of carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium...

310

ARM - Field Campaign - Boundary Layer Cloud IOP  

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govCampaignsBoundary Layer Cloud IOP govCampaignsBoundary Layer Cloud IOP Campaign Links Campaign Images Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Boundary Layer Cloud IOP 2005.07.11 - 2005.08.07 Lead Scientist : William Shaw For data sets, see below. Description Investigators from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from a number of other institutions, carried out a month of intensive measurements at the ARM Climate Research Facility on the North Slope of Alaska in the summer of 2005. The purpose of these measurements was to determine how much the arctic land surface modifies the way low clouds reflect, absorb, and transmit solar and infrared radiation. This is an important problem because arctic clouds play a prominent role in

311

Viscous drag reduction in boundary layers  

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The present volume discusses the development status of stability theory for laminar flow control design, applied aspects of laminar-flow technology, transition delays using compliant walls, the application of CFD to skin friction drag-reduction, active-wave control of boundary-layer transitions, and such passive turbulent-drag reduction methods as outer-layer manipulators and complex-curvature concepts. Also treated are such active turbulent drag-reduction technique applications as those pertinent to MHD flow drag reduction, as well as drag reduction in liquid boundary layers by gas injection, drag reduction by means of polymers and surfactants, drag reduction by particle addition, viscous drag reduction via surface mass injection, and interactive wall-turbulence control.

Bushnell, D.M.; Hefner, J.N.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Force localization in contracting cell layers  

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Epithelial cell layers on soft elastic substrates or pillar arrays are commonly used as model systems for investigating the role of force in tissue growth, maintenance and repair. Here we show analytically that the experimentally observed localization of traction forces to the periphery of the cell layers does not necessarily imply increased local cell activity, but follows naturally from the elastic problem of a finite-sized contractile layer coupled to an elastic foundation. For homogeneous contractility, the force localization is determined by one dimensionless parameter interpolating between linear and exponential force profiles for the extreme cases of very soft and very stiff substrates, respectively. If contractility is sufficiently increased at the periphery, outward directed displacements can occur at intermediate positions, although the edge itself still retracts. We also show that anisotropic extracellular stiffness leads to force localization in the stiffer direction, as observed experimentally.

Carina M. Edwards; Ulrich S. Schwarz

2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

313

Layer-thickness dependence of cw photoluminescence in single a-Si:H layers  

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Photoluminescence data are presented for ultrathin single layers of a-Si:H deposited on a-SiO2. We observe a nonmonotonic shift of the luminescence peak with layer thickness, indicating that more than one mechanism is operative. Possible sources of the opposing shifts are discussed.

B. A. Wilson; C. M. Taylor; J. P. Harbison

1986-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

314

Coordinated Computation of Multi-layer Paths via Inter-layer PCE Communication: Standards,  

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Coordinated Computation of Multi-layer Paths via Inter-layer PCE Communication: Standards Lab, Spain Email: {xmasip, yannuzzi}@ac.upc.edu Abstract--The Path Computation Element (PCE) is positioned nowadays as one of the solutions that almost every carrier will eventually deploy. The PCE

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

315

Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Clay-filled Polymer Nanocomposite Thin Films  

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A variety of functional thin films can be produced using the layer-by-layer assembly technique. In this work, assemblies of anionic clay and cationic polymer were studied with regard to film growth and gas barrier properties. A simple, yet flexible...

Jang, Woo-Sik

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

316

Layer-by-layer assembly of conducting membranes for photoelectrochemical cells  

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Spray-assisted layer-by-layer (Spray-LbL) assembly is used to achieve vertical transfer of silicon microwire arrays into an ion-conducting, ultrathin polymer membrane. The choice of LbL platform and the properties of the ...

Davis, Nicole R. (Nicole Rose)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Comparison of Loss in Single-Layer and Multi-Layer Windings with a DC Component  

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depth. This can be effective, but single-layer windings can also be advantageous for high frequency. INTRODUCTION In magnetic components for modern high-frequency power converters, winding losses can be high advantages at high frequency and in some cases a single-layer winding may be better than any feasible multi

318

Atomic Layer-by-Layer Thermoelectric Conversion in Topological Insulator Bismuth/Antimony Tellurides  

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the hot carrier conduction near the Fermi energy (EF) through the band states or other localized statesAtomic Layer-by-Layer Thermoelectric Conversion in Topological Insulator Bismuth Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Material design for direct heat-to-electricity conversion with substantial

Jo, Moon-Ho

319

The Effect of Nanoparticles on the Thermal Transitions of Hydrated Layer-by-Layer Assemblies  

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Nanoparticles can have a profound effect on a polymer’s glass transition temperature (T_(g)). Many layer-by-layer (LbL) assemblies contain nanoparticles for added functionality, but the resulting effect of nanoparticles on an LbL film’s properties...

Puhr, Joseph T

2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

320

Photovoltaic cell with thin CS layer  

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An improved photovoltaic panel and method of forming a photovoltaic panel are disclosed for producing a high efficiency CdS/CdTe photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic panel of the present invention is initially formed with a substantially thick Cds layer, and the effective thickness of the CdS layer is substantially reduced during regrowth to both form larger diameter CdTe crystals and substantially reduce the effective thickness of the C This invention was made with Government support under Subcontract No. ZL-7-06031-3 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.

Jordan, John F. (El Paso, TX); Albright, Scot P. (El Paso, TX)

1994-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Magnetic-field variance in layered superconductors  

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In highly anisotropic or layered high-Tc superconductors with magnetic field along the c axis, both pinning-caused and thermal fluctuations of the highly flexible vortex cores, or of chains of vortex dots, threading the cuperconducting layers may drastically reduce the variance ? of the magnetic-field fluctuation. In contrast, the fluctuations of the averaged flux lines (smoothed over the in-plane penetration depth ?) increase ?. As a consequence, muon-spin-rotation lines may be sharpened not only the thermal motional narrowing, but also by pinning-caused static disorder.

Ernst Helmut Brandt

1991-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

322

Fusion utility in the Knudsen layer  

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In inertial confinement fusion, the loss of fast ions from the edge of the fusing hot-spot region reduces the reactivity below its Maxwellian value. The loss of fast ions may be pronounced because of the long mean free paths of fast ions, compared with those of thermal ions. We introduce a fusion utility function to demonstrate essential features of this Knudsen layer effect, in both magnetized and unmagnetized cases. The fusion utility concept is also used to evaluate the restoring reactivity in the Knudsen layer by manipulating fast ions in phase space using waves.

Davidovits, Seth; Fisch, Nathaniel J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

323

Lattice Vibrations and Superconductivity in Layered Structures  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B VOLUME 2, NUMBER 7 1 OCTOB ER, 1970 Lattice Vibrations and Superconductivity in Layered Structures* B. E. Allen, G. P. Alldredge, and F. W. de bette DePartment of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (Received 18... monolayers of identical particles, stacked atop one another to form a 21-layer slab. A side view of this system is shown in Fig. 1. The films alternately have atomic masses m and M, with m corresponding to the outermost films. The crys- tal structure...

Allen, Roland E.; Alldredg, GP; WETTE, FWD.

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Magnetism of Mn layers on Fe(100)  

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The magnetic state of epitaxial overlayers of Mn grown on Fe(100) is studied using spin-polarized electron energy loss spectroscopy. Nonzero exchange asymmetries are found, demonstrating that the surface layer of the Mn overlayers has a net magnetic moment. The exchange asymmetry oscillates with a period of about two atomic layers as the Mn overlayer thickness is varied, proving that the Mn forms ferromagnetic (100) sheets and that the sheets align antiferromagnetically. The average Mn exchange splitting is found to be 2.9 eV, indicating a magnetic moment of the order 3?B.

T. G. Walker and H. Hopster

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Impact of contaminates on the laser damage threshold of 1w HR coatings  

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In operational laser systems, it is often difficult to keep optical components completely free of foreign material. We have investigated the performance of high damage threshold 1.053 {micro}m high reflectors in the presence of surface contaminants. We have looked at the impact of stainless steel, aluminum, Azurlite{reg_sign}, dust, cotton fibers and polyester fibers on the performance of the mirrors under laser irradiation. The first four contaminants were deposited in sizes ranging from 30 microns to 150 microns. The fibers included lengths ranging to several millimeters. The testing was done at either a single fluence in the range of 6 J/cm{sup 2} to 24 J/cm{sup 2}, or a ramped sequence of shots starting at 1 J/cm{sup 2}. We will present data showing the onset of damage, the type of damage, and the propensity to damage growth in the fluence range studied.

Norton, M A; Stolz, C J; Donohue, E; Hollingsworth, W G; Listiyo, K; Pryatel, J A; Hackel, R P

2005-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

326

Modeling of damage generation mechanisms in silicon at energies below the displacement threshold  

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We have used molecular dynamics simulation techniques to study the generation of damage in Si within the low-energy deposition regime. We have demonstrated that energy transfers below the displacement threshold can produce a significant amount of damage, usually neglected in traditional radiation damage calculations. The formation of amorphous pockets agrees with the thermal spike concept of local melting. However, we have found that the order-disorder transition is not instantaneous, but it requires some time to reach the appropriate kinetic-potential energy redistribution for melting. The competition between the rate of this energy redistribution and the energy diffusion to the surrounding atoms determines the amount of damage generated by a given deposited energy. Our findings explain the diverse damage morphology produced by ions of different masses.

Iván Santos; Luis A. Marqués; Lourdes Pelaz

2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

327

Low dimensional model of heart rhythm dynamics as a tool for diagnosing the anaerobic threshold  

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We report preliminary results on describing the dependence of the heart rhythm variability on the stress level by using qualitative, low dimensional models. The reconstruction of macroscopic heart models yielding cardio cycles (RR-intervals) duration was based on actual clinical data. Our results show that the coefficients of the low dimensional models are sensitive to metabolic changes. In particular, at the transition between aerobic and aerobic-anaerobic metabolism, there are pronounced extrema in the functional dependence of the coefficients on the stress level. This strong sensitivity can be used to design an easy indirect method for determining the anaerobic threshold. This method could replace costly and invasive traditional methods such as gas analysis and blood tests. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Anosov, O.L. [Institute of Physiology, Charite Humboldt-University at Berlin, Berlin, D-10117 (Germany)] [Regional. Cardio Center, Vladimir, (Russia); Butkovskii, O.Y. [Vladimir State Technical University, 87, Gorki St., Vladimir, 600026 (Russia); Kadtke, J. [Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Science University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0360 (United States); Kravtsov, Y.A. [Space Research Institute of RAS, 84/32 Profsoyuznaja St., Moscow, 117810 (Russia); Protopopescu, V. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6364 (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Dynamics of strangeness production in heavy-ion collisions near threshold energies  

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Within the framework of the improved isospin dependent quantum molecular dynamics (ImIQMD) model, the dynamics of strangeness (K$^{0,+}$, $\\Lambda$ and $\\Sigma^{-,0,+}$) production in heavy-ion collisions near threshold energies is investigated systematically, in which the strange particles are considered to be mainly produced by the inelastic collisions of baryon-baryon and pion-baryon. The collisions in the region of supra-saturation densities of the dense baryonic matter formed in heavy-ion collisions dominate the yields of strangeness production. The total multiplicities as functions of incident energies and collision centralities are calculated with the Skyrme parameter SLy6. The excitation function of strangeness production is analyzed and also compared with the KaoS data for the K$^{+}$ production in the reactions $^{12}$C+$^{12}$C and $^{197}$Au+$^{197}$Au.

Zhao-Qing Feng; Gen-Ming Jin

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

329

Measurement of the generalized form factors near threshold via ?*p ? n?+ at high Q2  

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We report the first extraction of the pion-nucleon multipoles near the production threshold for the n?+ channel at relatively high momentum transfer (Q2 up to 4.2 GeV2). The dominance of the s-wave transverse multipole (E0+), expected in this region, allowed us to access the generalized form factor G1 within the light-cone sum rule (LCSR) framework as well as the axial form factor GA. The data analyzed in this work were collected by the nearly 4? CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) using a 5.754-GeV electron beam on a proton target. The differential cross section and the ?-N multipole E0+/GD were measured using two different methods, the LCSR and a direct multipole fit. The results from the two methods are found to be consistent and almost Q2 independent.

Park, K; Adhikari, K P; Adikaram, D; Anghinolfi, M; Baghdasaryan, H; Ball, J; Battaglieri, M; Batourine, V; Bedlinskiy, I; Bennett, R P; Biselli, A S; Bookwalter, C; Boiarinov, S; Branford, D; Briscoe, W J; Brooks, W K; Burkert, V D; Carman, D S; Celentano, A; Chandavar, S; Charles, G; Cole, P L; Contalbrigo, M; Crede, V; D'Angelo, A; Daniel, A; Dashyan, N; De Vita, R; De Sanctis, E; Deur, A; Djalali, C; Doughty, D; Dupre, R; El Alaoui, A; El Fassi, L; Euginio, P; Fedotov, G; Fradi, A; Gabrielyan, M Y; Gevorgyan, N; Gilfoyle, G P; Giovanetti, K L; Girod, F X; Goetz, J T; Gohn, W; Golovatch, E; Graham, L; Griffioen, K A; Guidal, M; Guo, L; Hafidi, K; Hakobyan, H; Hanretty, C; Heddle, D; Hicks, K; Holtrop, M; Ilieva, Y; Ireland, D G; Ishkhanov, B S; Isupov, E L; Jenkins, D; Jo, H S; Joo, K; Khandaker, M; Khertarpal, P; Kim, A; Kim, W; Klein, F J; Kubarovsky, A; Kubarovsky, V; Kuhn, S E; Kuleshov, S V; Kvaltine, N D; Livingston, K; Lu, H Y; MacGregor, J D; Markov, N; Mayer, M; McKinnon, B; Mestayer, M D; Meyer, C A; Mineeva, T; Mirazita, M; Mokeev, V; Moutarde, H; Munevar, E; Nadel-Turonski, P; Nasseripour, R; Niccolai, S; Niculescu, G; Niculescu, I; Osipenko, M; Ostrovidov, A I; Paolone, M; Pappalardo, L; Paremuzyan, R; Park, S; Anefalos Pereira, S; Phelps, E; Pisano, S; Pogorelko, O; Pozdniakov, S; Price, J W; Procureur, S; Prok, Y; Ricco, G; Rimal, D; Ripani, M; Ritchie, B G; Rosner, G; Rossi, P; Sabati ee, F; Saini, M S; Salgado, C; Schott, D; Schumacher, R A; Seraydaryan, H; Sharabian, Y G; Smith, E S; Smith, G D; Sober, D I; Sokhan, D; Stepanyan, S S; Stepanyan, S; Stoler, P; Strakovsky, I I; Strauch, S; Taiuti, M; Tang, W; Taylor, C E; Tian, Y; Tkachenko, S; Trivedi, A; Ungaro, M; Vernarsky, B; Vlassov, A V; Voutier, E; Watts, D P; Weygand, D P; Wood, M H; Zachariou, N; Zhao, B; Zhao, Z W

2012-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

330

Threshold hyperon production in proton-proton collisions at COSY-11  

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The Sigma+ hyperon production was measured at the COSY-11 spectrometer via the p p --> n K+ Sigma+ reaction at excess energies of Q = 13 MeV and Q = 60 MeV. These measurements continue systematic hyperon production studies via the p p --> p K+ Lambda/Sigma0 reactions where a strong decrease of the cross section ratio close-to-threshold was observed. In order to verify models developed for the description of the Lambda and Sigma0 production we have performed the measurement on the Sigma+ hyperon and found unexpectedly that the total cross section is by more than one order of magnitude larger than predicted by all anticipated models. After the reconstruction of the kaon and neutron four momenta, the Sigma+ is identified via the missing mass technique. Details of the method and the measurement will be given and discussed in view of theoretical models.

Rozek, T; Budzanowski, A; Czyzykiewicz, R; Grzonka, D; Janusz, M; Jarczyk, L; Kamys, B; Khoukaz, A; Kilian, K; Klaja, P; Kowina, P; Moskal, P; Oelert, W; Piskor-Ignatowicz, C; Przerwa, J; Ritman, J; Sefzick, T; Siemaszko, M; Smyrski, J; Täschner, A; Winter, P; Wolke, M; Wüstner, P; Zhang, Z; Zipper, W

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Effective temperature of an ultracold electron source based on near-threshold photoionization  

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Abstract We present a detailed description of measurements of the effective temperature of a pulsed electron source, based on near-threshold photoionization of laser-cooled atoms. The temperature is determined by electron beam waist scans, source size measurements with ion beams, and analysis with an accurate beam line model. Experimental data is presented for the source temperature as a function of the wavelength of the photoionization laser, for both nanosecond and femtosecond ionization pulses. For the nanosecond laser, temperatures as low as 14±3 K were found; for femtosecond photoionization, 30±5 K is possible. With a typical source size of 25 ? m , this results in electron bunches with a relative transverse coherence length in the 10?4 range and an emittance of a few nm rad.

W.J. Engelen; E.P. Smakman; D.J. Bakker; O.J. Luiten; E.J.D. Vredenbregt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Deep sub-threshold $?$ and $?$ production in nuclear collisions with the UrQMD transport model  

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We present results on deep sub threshold hyperon production in nuclear collisions, with the UrQMD transport model. Introducing anti-kaon+baryon and hyperon+hyperon strangeness exchange reactions we obtain a good description of experimental data on single strange hadron production in Ar+KCl reactions at $E_{lab}=1.76$ A GeV. We find that the hyperon strangeness exchange is the dominant process contributing to the $\\Xi^-$ yield, however remains short of explaining the $\\Xi^-/\\Lambda$ ratio measured with the HADES experiment. We also discuss possible reasons for the discrepancy with previous studies and the experimental results, finding that many details of the transport simulation may have significant effects on the final $\\Xi^-$ yield.

G. Graef; J. Steinheimer; Feng Li; Marcus Bleicher

2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

333

Observed Minimum Illuminance Threshold for Night Market Vendors in Kenya who use LED Lamps  

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Creation of light for work, socializing, and general illumination is a fundamental application of technology around the world. For those who lack access to electricity, an emerging and diverse range of LED based lighting products hold promise for replacing and/or augmenting their current fuel-based lighting sources that are costly and dirty. Along with analysis of environmental factors, economic models for total cost-ofownership of LED lighting products are an important tool for studying the impacts of these products as they emerge in markets of developing countries. One important metric in those models is the minimum illuminance demanded by end-users for a given task before recharging the lamp or replacing batteries. It impacts the lighting service cost per unit time if charging is done with purchased electricity, batteries, or charging services. The concept is illustrated in figure 1: LED lighting products are generally brightest immediately after the battery is charged or replaced and the illuminance degrades as the battery is discharged. When a minimum threshold level of illuminance is reached, the operational time for the battery charge cycle is over. The cost to recharge depends on the method utilized; these include charging at a shop at a fixed price per charge, charging on personal grid connections, using solar chargers, and purchasing dry cell batteries. This Research Note reports on the observed"charge-triggering" illuminance level threshold for night market vendors who use LED lighting products to provide general and task oriented illumination. All the study participants charged with AC power, either at a fixed-price charge shop or with electricity at their home.

Johnstone, Peter; Jacobson, Arne; Mills, Evan; Radecsky, Kristen

2009-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

334

Cost evaluations of the protected network layer packet redundancy scheme  

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Feature Issue on High Availability in Optical Networks The protected network layer packet redundancy scheme...

Øverby, H

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Thin film solar cell including a spatially modulated intrinsic layer  

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One or more thin film solar cells in which the intrinsic layer of substantially amorphous semiconductor alloy material thereof includes at least a first band gap portion and a narrower band gap portion. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is spatially graded through a portion of the bulk thickness, said graded portion including a region removed from the intrinsic layer-dopant layer interfaces. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is always less than the band gap of the doped layers. The gradation of the intrinsic layer is effected such that the open circuit voltage and/or the fill factor of the one or plural solar cell structure is enhanced.

Guha, Subhendu (Troy, MI); Yang, Chi-Chung (Troy, MI); Ovshinsky, Stanford R. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

1989-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

336

Back contact buffer layer for thin-film solar cells  

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A photovoltaic cell structure is disclosed that includes a buffer/passivation layer at a CdTe/Back contact interface. The buffer/passivation layer is formed from the same material that forms the n-type semiconductor active layer. In one embodiment, the buffer layer and the n-type semiconductor active layer are formed from cadmium sulfide (CdS). A method of forming a photovoltaic cell includes the step of forming the semiconductor active layers and the buffer/passivation layer within the same deposition chamber and using the same material source.

Compaan, Alvin D.; Plotnikov, Victor V.

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

337

Threshold-Resummed Cross Section for the Drell-Yan Process in Pion-Nucleon Collisions at COMPASS  

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We present a study of the Drell-Yan process in pion-proton collisions including next-to-leading-logarithmic threshold-resummed contributions. We analyze rapidity-integrated as well as rapidity-differential cross sections in the kinematic regime relevant for the COMPASS fixed target experiment. We find that resummation leads to a significant enhancement of the cross section compared to fixed-order calculations in this regime. Particularly large corrections arise at large forward and backward rapidities of the lepton pair. We also study the scale dependence of the cross section and find it to be substantially reduced by threshold resummation.

Matthias Aicher; Andreas Schäfer; Werner Vogelsang

2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

338

Water Uptake in PEMFC Catalyst Layers  

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Water uptake profiles of proton-exchange-membrane fuel-cell catalyst layers are characterized in the form of capillary-pressure saturation (Pc-S) curves. The curves indicate that the catalyst layers tested are highly hydrophilic and require capillary pressures as low as -80 kPa to eject imbibed water. Comparison of materials made with and without Pt indicates a difference in water ejection and uptake phenomena due to the presence of Pt. The addition of Pt increases the tendency of the catalyst layer to retain water. Dynamic vapor sorption (DVS) is used to characterize the water-vapor sorption onto Nafion, Pt/C, and C surfaces. The DVS results align with the trends found from the Pc-S curves and show an increased propensity for water uptake in the presence of Pt. The effect of the ion in Nafion, sodium or protonated form, is also compared and demonstrates that although the protonation of the Nafion in the catalyst layer also increases hydrophilicity, the effect is not as great as that caused by Pt.

Gunterman, Haluna P.; Kwong, Anthony H.; Gostick, Jeffrey T.; Kusoglu, Ahmet; Weber, Adam Z.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Wind Structure in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

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13 May 1971 research-article Wind Structure in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer...semi-empirical laws for the variation of mean wind speed with height and for the statistical...provide some useful ordering of the mean wind profile characteristics in relation to...

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Nano-soldering to single atomic layer  

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A simple technique to solder submicron sized, ohmic contacts to nanostructures has been disclosed. The technique has several advantages over standard electron beam lithography methods, which are complex, costly, and can contaminate samples. To demonstrate the soldering technique graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon, has been contacted, and low- and high-field electronic transport properties have been measured.

Girit, Caglar O. (Berkeley, CA); Zettl, Alexander K. (Kensington, CA)

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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341

TURBULENCE IN SUPERSONIC AND HYPERSONIC BOUNDARY LAYERS  

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TURBULENCE IN SUPERSONIC AND HYPERSONIC BOUNDARY LAYERS Alexander J. Smits and M. Pino Martin in supersonic and hypersonic flow where the effects of compressibility have a direct influence on the turbulence. Experimental and DNS results are presented and compared. Key words: Turbulence, supersonic, hypersonic, shocks

Martín, Pino

342

Laminar boundary layers in convective heat transport  

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We study Rayleigh-Benard convection in the high-Rayleigh-number and high-Prandtl-number regime, i.e., we consider a fluid in a container that is exposed to strong heating of the bottom and cooling of the top plate in the absence of inertia effects. While the dynamics in the bulk are characterized by a chaotic convective heat flow, the boundary layers at the horizontal container plates are essentially conducting and thus the fluid is motionless. Consequently, the average temperature exhibits a linear profile in the boundary layers. In this article, we rigorously investigate the average temperature and oscillations in the boundary layer via local bounds on the temperature field. Moreover, we deduce that the temperature profile is indeed essentially linear close to the horizontal container plates. Our results are uniform in the system parameters (e.g. the Rayleigh number) up to logarithmic correction terms. An important tool in our analysis is a new Hardy-type estimate for the convecting velocity field, which can be used to control the fluid motion in the layer. The bounds on the temperature field are derived with the help of local maximal regularity estimates for convection-diffusion equations.

Christian Seis

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

343

Layer-by-layer assembly of graphene and gold nanoparticles by vacuum filtration and spontaneous reduction of gold ionsw  

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Layer-by-layer assembly of graphene and gold nanoparticles by vacuum filtration and spontaneous 2009 DOI: 10.1039/b821920f Layer-by-layer films comprised of alternating graphene and gold nanoparticle graphene oxide solution to fabricate the graphene thin film on the quartz substrate, followed by gold

Kim, Yong Jung

344

Modeling the Interaction between the Atmospheric and Oceanic Boundary Layers, Including a Surface Wave Layer  

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The interaction between the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers is simulated by solving a closed system of equations including equations of motion, turbulent kinetic energy (TKE), turbulent exchange coefficient (TEC), expressions for air and ...

Le Ngoc Ly

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Layer-by-layer Assembly of Nanobrick Wall Ultrathin Transparent Gas Barrier Films  

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Thin layers with high barrier to oxygen and other gases are a key component to many packaging applications, such as flexible electronics, food, and pharmaceuticals. Vapor deposited thin films provide significant gas barrier, but are prone...

Priolo, Morgan Alexander

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

346

Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen minimum zone (7001100 m)  

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Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen increased animal activity associated with increasing bottom-water oxygen concentration. We examined faunal community responses to oxygen and organic matter gradients across the lower oxygen minimum zone (OMZ

Levin, Lisa

347

Method Of Transferring A Thin Crystalline Semiconductor Layer  

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Method Of Transferring A Thin Crystalline Semiconductor Layer Method Of Transferring A Thin Crystalline Semiconductor Layer Method Of Transferring A Thin Crystalline Semiconductor Layer A method for transferring a thin semiconductor layer from one substrate to another substrate involves depositing a thin epitaxial monocrystalline semiconductor layer on a substrate having surface contaminants. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Method Of Transferring A Thin Crystalline Semiconductor Layer A method for transferring a thin semiconductor layer from one substrate to another substrate involves depositing a thin epitaxial monocrystalline semiconductor layer on a substrate having surface contaminants. An interface that includes the contaminants is formed in between the deposited layer and the substrate. Hydrogen atoms are introduced into the structure

348

Investigation of the Cause of Low Blister Threshold Temperatures in the RERTR-12 and AFIP-4 Experiments  

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Blister–threshold testing of fuel plates is a standard method through which the safety margin for operation of plate-type in research and test reactors is assessed. The blister-threshold temperature is indicative of the ability of fuel to operate at high temperatures for short periods of time (transient conditions) without failure. This method of testing was applied to the newly developed U-Mo monolithic fuel system. Blister annealing studies on the U-Mo monolithic fuel plates began in 2007, with the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR)-6 experiment, and they have continued as the U-Mo fuel system has evolved through the research and development process. Blister anneal threshold temperatures from early irradiation experiments (RERTR-6 through RERTR-10) ranged from 400 to 500°C. These temperatures were projected to be acceptable for NRC-licensed research reactors and the high-power Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) based on current safety-analysis reports (SARs). Initial blister testing results from the RERTR-12 experiment capsules X1 and X2 showed a decrease in the blister-threshold temperatures. Blister threshold temperatures from this experiment ranged from 300 to 400°C. Selected plates from the AFIP-4 experiment, which was fabricated using a process similar to that used to fabricate the RERTR-12 experiment, also underwent blister testing to determine whether results would be similar. The measured blister-threshold temperatures from the AFIP-4 plates fell within the same blister-threshold temperature range measured in the RERTR-12 plates. Investigation of the cause of this decrease in bister threshold temperature is being conducted under the guidance of Idaho National Laboratory PLN-4155, “Analysis of Low Blister Threshold Temperatures in the RERTR-12 and AFIP-4 Experiments,” and is driven by hypotheses. The main focus of the investigation is in the following areas: 1. Fabrication variables 2. Pre-irradiation characterization 3. Irradiation conditions 4. Post-irradiation examination 5. Additional blister testing 6. Mechanical modeling This report documents the preliminary results of this investigation. Several hypotheses can be dismissed as a result of this investigation. Two primary categories of causes remain. The most prominent theory, supported by the data, is that low blister-threshold temperature is the result of mechanical energy imparted on the samples during the fabrication process (hot and cold rolling) without adequate post processing (annealing). The mechanisms are not clearly understood and require further investigation, but can be divided into two categories: • Residual Stress • Undesirable interaction boundary and/or U-Mo microstructure change A secondary theory that cannot be dismissed with the information that is currently available is that a change in the test conditions has resulted in a statistically significant downward shift of measured blister temperature. This report outlines the results of the forensic investigations conducted to date. The data and conclusions presented in this report are preliminary. Definitive cause and effect relationships will be established by future experimental programs.

Mitchell K Meyer

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

"Magnetically dead" surface layers on ferromagnetic semiconductors  

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We perform an exact model calculation for the conduction-band spin structure of ferromagnetic semiconductors. The purpose of this illustrative quasiatomic theory (which is an abstraction of our earlier general theory) is to demonstrate that the case T=0 (i.e., ferromagnetic saturation) exhibits vanishingly small spectral weights of certain quasiparticle or scattering states which, however, become manifest for T>0, and determine the electron-spin polarization. Hence T=0 results cannot be generalized to nonzero temperatures and should not be used to prove or disprove the existence of "magnetically dead" surface layers on ferromagnetic semiconductors. The existence of such dead layers has frequently been postulated to explain the electron-spin polarization in photoemission and field-emission experiments.

W. Nolting and B. Reihl

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Biomimetic processing of oriented crystalline ceramic layers  

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The aim of this project was to develop the capabilities for Sandia to fabricate self assembled Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of various materials and to exploit their two-dimensional crystalline structure to promote the growth of oriented thin films of inorganic materials at room temperature. This includes the design and synthesis of Langmuir-active (amphiphilic) organic molecules with end groups offering high nucleation potential for various ceramics. A longer range goal is that of understanding the underlying principles, making it feasible to use the techniques presented in this report to fabricate unique oriented films of various materials for electronic, sensor, and membrane applications. Therefore, whenever possible, work completed in this report was completed with the intention of addressing the fundamental phenomena underlying the growth of crystalline, inorganic films on template layers of highly organized organic molecules. This problem was inspired by biological processes, which often produce exquisitely engineered structures via templated growth on polymeric layers. Seashells, for example, exhibit great toughness owing to their fine brick-and-mortar structure that results from templated growth of calcium carbonate on top of layers of ordered organic proteins. A key goal in this work, therefore, is to demonstrate a positive correlation between the order and orientation of the template layer and that of the crystalline ceramic material grown upon it. The work completed was comprised of several parallel efforts that encompassed the entire spectrum of biomimetic growth from solution. Studies were completed on seashells and the mechanisms of growth for calcium carbonate. Studies were completed on the characterization of LB films and the capability developed for the in-house fabrication of these films. Standard films of fatty acids were studied as well as novel polypeptides and porphyrins that were synthesized.

Cesarano, J.; Shelnutt, J.A.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

An Accelerator Control Middle Layer Using MATLAB  

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Matlab is a matrix manipulation language originally developed to be a convenient language for using the LINPACK and EISPACK libraries. What makes Matlab so appealing for accelerator physics is the combination of a matrix oriented programming language, an active workspace for system variables, powerful graphics capability, built-in math libraries, and platform independence. A number of software toolboxes for accelerators have been written in Matlab--the Accelerator Toolbox (AT) for machine simulations, LOCO for accelerator calibration, Matlab Channel Access Toolbox (MCA) for EPICS connections, and the Middle Layer. This paper will describe the ''middle layer'' software toolbox that resides between the high-level control applications and the low-level accelerator control system. This software was a collaborative effort between ALS (LBNL) and SPEAR3 (SSRL) but easily ports to other machines. Five accelerators presently use this software. The high-level Middle Layer functionality includes energy ramp, configuration control (save/restore), global orbit correction, local photon beam steering, insertion device compensation, beam-based alignment, tune correction, response matrix measurement, and script-based programs for machine physics studies.

Portmann, Gregory J.; Corbett, Jeff; Terebilo, Andrei

2005-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

352

An Accelerator Control Middle Layer Using MATLAB  

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Matlab is an interpretive programming language originally developed for convenient use with the LINPACK and EISPACK libraries. Matlab is appealing for accelerator physics because it is matrix-oriented, provides an active workspace for system variables, powerful graphics capabilities, built-in math libraries, and platform independence. A number of accelerator software toolboxes have been written in Matlab -- the Accelerator Toolbox (AT) for model-based machine simulations, LOCO for on-line model calibration, and Matlab Channel Access (MCA) to connect with EPICS. The function of the MATLAB ''MiddleLayer'' is to provide a scripting language for machine simulations and on-line control, including non-EPICS based control systems. The MiddleLayer has simplified and streamlined development of high-level applications including configuration control, energy ramp, orbit correction, photon beam steering, ID compensation, beam-based alignment, tune correction and response matrix measurement. The database-driven Middle Layer software is largely machine-independent and easy to port. Six accelerators presently use the software package with more scheduled to come on line soon.

Portmann, Gregory J.; Corbett, Jeff; Terebilo, Andrei

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

353

Direct Simulation of Shock Layer Plasmas  

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Approximate models of the electric field used with the DSMC method all impose quasi-neutrality everywhere in the shock layer plasma. The shortcomings of these models are examined in this study by simulating a weak shock layer plasma with a coupled DSMC-Particle-In-Cell (PIC) method. The stagnation streamline of an axisymmetric shock layer is simulated for entry velocities in air that correspond to both lunar and Mars return trajectories. The atmospheric densities, particle diameters and chemical reaction rates are varied from the actual values to make the computations tractable while retaining the mean free path of air at 85 km altitude. In contrast to DSMC flow field predictions, regions of non-neutrality are predicted by the DSMC-PIC method, and the electrons are predicted to be isothermal. Perhaps the most important result of this study is that the DSMC-PIC results at both reentry energies yield a 14% increase in heat flux to the vehicle surface relative to the DSMC results. Rather unintuitively, this is mostly due to an increase in ion flux to the surface, rather than the potential energy gained by each ion as it traverses the plasma sheath. In this study, an approximate electric field model is presented, with the goal of accounting for this heat flux augmentation without the need for a computationally expensive DSMC-PIC calculation of the entire flow-field. Convective heat flux results obtained with new electric field model are compared to results from the rigorous DSMC-PIC calculations.

Farbar, E. D.; Boyd, I. D. [Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1320 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor MI, 48109 (United States)

2011-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

354

Processes in the Magnetospheric Boundary Layer  

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The earth's magnetopause is a boundary that separates two distinctly different plasma regions - the (shocked) solar wind and the hot magnetospheric plasma controlled by the terrestrial magnetic field. Through this boundary a small fraction of the solar wind energy and momentum is transferred. This energy powers all major plasma processes within the magnetosphere. Thus, a proper understanding of boundary layer phenomena is of vital importance for magnetospheric plasma physics. An overview of the two main theories put forward to explain the energy and momentum transfer processes near the earth's magnetospheric boundary - magnetic merging/reconnection and the boundary layer dynamo model - will be given. The theories are compared with recent in situ plasma observations in the vicinity of the magnetopause. It is suggested here that internal processes in the magnetospheric boundary layer are decisive for the transfer of energy and momentum into the inner magnetosphere, which is coupled to the high latitude ionosphere. On the other hand, external conditions at the magnetopause proper determine the coupling to the solar wind. Means of relating transient magnetic field signatures, such as flux transfer events, with plasma dynamo induced currents will also be discussed.

Rickard Lundin

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Method of transferring a thin crystalline semiconductor layer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for transferring a thin semiconductor layer from one substrate to another substrate involves depositing a thin epitaxial monocrystalline semiconductor layer on a substrate having surface contaminants. An interface that includes the contaminants is formed in between the deposited layer and the substrate. Hydrogen atoms are introduced into the structure and allowed to diffuse to the interface. Afterward, the thin semiconductor layer is bonded to a second substrate and the thin layer is separated away at the interface, which results in transferring the thin epitaxial semiconductor layer from one substrate to the other substrate.

Nastasi, Michael A. (Sante Fe, NM); Shao, Lin (Los Alamos, NM); Theodore, N. David (Mesa, AZ)

2006-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

356

Threshold displacement energies and defect formation energies in Y2Ti2O7  

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Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations have been carried out to determine both the threshold displacement energies Ed and corresponding defect configurations, and ab initio methods have been used to accurately determine the formation energies in Y2Ti2O7. The minimum Ed is found to be 27 eV for a Y recoil along the <100> direction, 31.5 eV for Ti atoms along the <100> direction, 14.5 eV for O48f atoms along the <110> direction and 13 eV for O8b atoms along the <111> direction. The average Ed value along three directions determined is 35.1, 35.4, 17.0 and 16.2 eV for yttrium, titanium, O48f and O8b atoms, respectively. Cation interstitials at vacant 8a sites, which are generally occupied by oxygen anions, and at the bridge sites between two neighboring cations along the <010> direction are observed after low energy recoil events. A systematic study of the defect formation energies suggests that cation interstitials, which are located at 8a sites and bridge sites along the <010> direction, and in split configurations along the <010>, <110> or <111> direction, are all stable in these configurations. It is suggested that the relative stability of cation interstitials may provide a pathway of driving ion-irradiation induced amorphization in Y2Ti2O7.

Xiao, Haiyan Y.; Gao, Fei; Weber, William J.

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

357

Study of the near-threshold $??$ mass enhancement in doubly OZI suppressed $J/?\\to ???$ decays  

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A 2.25$\\times10^8$ $\\jpsi$ event sample accumulated with the BESIII detector is used to study the doubly OZI suppressed decay modes $\\jpsi\\to\\gamma\\of$, $\\omega\\to\\ppp$, $\\phi\\to\\kk$. A strong deviation ($>$ 30$\\sigma$) from three-body $\\jpsi\\to\\gamma\\omega\\phi$ phase space is observed near the $\\omega\\phi$ mass threshold that is consistent with a previous observation reported by the BESII experiment. A partial wave analysis with a tensor covariant amplitude that assumes that the enhancement is due to the presence of a resonance, the X(1810), is performed, and confirms that the spin-parity of the X(1810) is $0^{++}$. The mass and width of the X(1810) are determined to be $M=1795\\pm7$(stat)$^{+13}_{-5}$(syst)$\\pm$19(mod) MeV/$c^2$ and $\\Gamma=95\\pm10$(stat)$^{+21}_{-34}$(syst)$\\pm$75(mod) MeV/$c^2$, respectively, and the product branching fraction is measured to be ${\\cal B}(\\jpsi\\to\\gamma X(1810))\\times{\\cal B}(X(1810)\\to\\of)=(2.00\\pm0.08$(stat)$^{+0.45}_{-1.00}$(syst)$\\pm$1.30(mod))$\\times10^{-4}$. %where the first error is the statistical error and the second the systematical error. These results are consistent within errors with those of the BESII experiment.

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2012-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

358

PT-symmetric sinusoidal optical lattices at the symmetry-breaking threshold  

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The PT-symmetric potential V{sub 0}[cos(2{pi}x/a)+i{lambda}sin(2{pi}x/a)] has a completely real spectrum for {lambda}{<=}1 and begins to develop complex eigenvalues for {lambda}>1. At the symmetry-breaking threshold {lambda}=1 some of the eigenvectors become degenerate, giving rise to a Jordan-block structure for each degenerate eigenvector. In general this is expected to result in a secular growth in the amplitude of the wave. However, it has been shown in a recent paper by Longhi, by numerical simulation and by the use of perturbation theory, that for a broad initial wave packet this growth is suppressed, and instead a saturation leading to a constant maximum amplitude is observed. We revisit this problem by explicitly constructing the Bloch wave functions and the associated Jordan functions and using the method of stationary states to find the dependence on the longitudinal distance z for a variety of different initial wave packets. This allows us to show in detail how the saturation of the linear growth arises from the close connection between the contributions of the Jordan functions and those of the neighboring Bloch waves.

Graefe, Eva-Maria [Mathematics Department, Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ (United Kingdom); Jones, H. F. [Physics Department, Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ (United Kingdom)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-production of neutral kaons on 12C in the threshold region  

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Kaon photo-production process on $^{12}$C has been studied by measuring neutral kaons in a photon energy range of 0.8$-$1.1 GeV. Neutral kaons were identified by the invariant mass constructed from two charged pions emitted in the $K^{0}_{S}\\to\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay channel. The differential cross sections as well as the integrated ones in the threshold photon energy region were obtained. The obtained momentum spectra were compared with a Spectator model calculation using elementary amplitudes of kaon photo-production given by recent isobar models. Present result provides, for the first time, the information on $n(\\gamma,K^{0})\\Lambda$ reaction which is expected to play an important role to construct models for strangeness production by the electromagnetic interaction. Experimental results show that cross section of $^{12}{\\rm C}(\\gamma,K^0)$ is of the same order to that of $^{12}{\\rm C}(\\gamma,K^+)$ and suggest that slightly backward $K^0$ angular distribution is favored in the $\\gamma n\\to K^0\\Lambda$ process.

T. Watanabe; P. Bydžovský; K. Dobashi; S. Endo; Y. Fujii; O. Hashimoto; T. Ishikawa; K. Itoh; H. Kanda; M. Katoh; T. Kinoshita; O. Konno; K. Maeda; A. Matsumura; F. Miyahara; H. Miyase; T. Miyoshi; K. Mizunuma; Y. Miura; S. N. Nakamura; H. Nomura; Y. Okayasu; T. Osaka; M. Oyamada; A. Sasaki; T. Satoh; H. Shimizu; M. Sotona; T. Takahashi; T. Tamae; H. Tamura; T. Terasawa; H. Tsubota; K. Tsukada; M. Ukai; M. Wakamatsu; H. Yamauchi; H. Yamazaki

2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The linear no-threshold debate: Where do we go from here?  

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For the past several years the LNT (linear no-threshold) theory has come under attack within the scientific community. Analysis of a number of epidemiological studies of the Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings and workers exposed to low level radiation suggest that the LNT philosophy is overly conservative and low-level radiation may be less dangerous than commonly believed. Proponents of current standards argue that risk conservatism is justified because low level risks remain uncertain and it is prudent public health policy; LNT opponents maintain that regulatory compliance costs are excessive and there is now substantial scientific information arguing against the LNT model. Regulators use the LNT theory in the standards setting process to predict numbers of cancers due to exposure to low level radiation because direct observations of radiation-induced cancers in populations exposed to low level radiation are difficult. The LNT model is simplistic and provides a conservative estimate of risk. Abandoning the LNT philosophy and relaxing regulations would have enormous economic implications. However alternative models to predict risk at low dose are as difficult to justify as the LNT model. Perhaps exposure limits should be based on model-independent approaches. There is no requirement that exposure limits be based on any predictive model. It is prudent to base exposure limits on what is known directly about health effects of radiation exposure of human populations.

Kenneth L. Mossman

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Binary threshold networks as a natural null model for biological networks  

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Spin models of neural networks and genetic networks are considered elegant as they are accessible to statistical mechanics tools for spin glasses and magnetic systems. However, the conventional choice of variables in spin systems may cause problems in some models when parameter choices are unrealistic from a biological perspective. Obviously, this may limit the role of a model as a template model for biological systems. Perhaps less obviously, also ensembles of random networks are affected and may exhibit different critical properties. We consider here a prototypical network model that is biologically plausible in its local mechanisms. We study a discrete dynamical network with two characteristic properties: Nodes with binary states 0 and 1, and a modified threshold function with ?0(0)=0. We explore the critical properties of random networks of such nodes and find a critical connectivity Kc=2.0 with activity vanishing at the critical point. Finally, we observe that the present model allows a more natural implementation of recent models of budding yeast and fission yeast cell-cycle control networks.

Matthias Rybarsch and Stefan Bornholdt

2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

362

Effective work function of Pt, Pd, and Re on atomic layer deposited HfO{sub 2}  

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Platinum and Pd show a significant difference in work function on SiO{sub 2} and high-K materials (HfO{sub 2}). The effective metal work functions for Pd, Pt, and Re on atomic layer deposited HfO{sub 2}, which are different from the vacuum work function and important for device threshold voltage control, are measured by the C-V method. The difference is attributed to the dipoles at the metal/HfO{sub 2} interface, which is a result of charge transfer across the interface. Moreover, the extracted charge neutrality level and screening parameter are correlated with the phase development, film stoichiometry, and density of interface states at the metal/high-K interface.

Gu Diefeng; Dey, Sandwip K.; Majhi, Prashant [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-6006 (United States) and Department of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5706 (United States); Planar CMOS Scaling, SEMATECH, Austin, Texas 78741 (United States)

2006-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

363

Schottky barrier source-gated ZnO thin film transistors by low temperature atomic layer deposition  

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We have fabricated ZnO source-gated thin film transistors (SGTFTs) with a buried TiW source Schottky barrier and a top gate contact. The ZnO active channel and thin high-? HfO{sub 2} dielectric utilized are both grown by atomic layer deposition at temperatures less than 130?°C, and their material and electronic properties are characterized. These SGTFTs demonstrate enhancement-mode operation with a threshold voltage of 0.91?V, electron mobility of 3.9 cm{sup 2} V{sup ?1} s{sup ?1}, and low subthreshold swing of 192?mV/decade. The devices also exhibit a unique combination of high breakdown voltages (>20?V) with low output conductances.

Ma, Alex M.; Gupta, Manisha; Shoute, Gem; Tsui, Ying Y.; Barlage, Douglas W., E-mail: barlage@ualberta.ca [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4 (Canada); Afshar, Amir; Cadien, Kenneth C. [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4 (Canada)] [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4 (Canada)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

364

AutoCAD discipline layering convention. Revision 1  

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This document is a user`s guide to establishing layering standards for drawing development. Uniform layering standards are established to exchange of AutoCAD datasets between organizations and companies. Consistency in the layering conventions assists the user through logical separation and identification of drawing data. This allows the user to view and plot related aspects of a drawing separately or in combination. The use of color and Linetype by layer is the preferred layering convention method, however to accommodate specific needs, colors and linetypes can also be assigned on an entity basis. New drawing setup files (also identified in AutoCAD documentation as Prototype drawings) use this layering convention to establish discipline drawing layers that are routinely used. Additions, deletions or revisions to the layering conventions are encourage.

Nielsen, B.L.

1995-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

365

Modeling nanostructured catalyst layer in PEMFC and catalyst utilization  

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A lattice model of the nanoscaled catalyst layer structure in proton exchange membrane fuel ... all the four components in a typical PEMFC catalyst layer: platinum (Pt), carbon, ionomer ... each average sized Pt ...

Jiejing Zhang; Pengzhen Cao; Li Xu…

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Peeling Back the Layers of Thin Film Structure and Chemistry  

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July 10, 2014 Bookmark and Share The layer-by-layer analysis of the concentration of strontium within a 40-angstrom thick (La, Sr)CoO thin film applied to a SiTiO3 substrate....

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Parameter Estimation and Tracking in Physical Layer Network Coding  

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Recently, there has been a growing interest in improving the performance of the wireless relay networks through the use of Physical Layer Network Coding (PLNC) techniques. The physical layer network coding technique allows two terminals to transmit...

Jain, Manish

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Implementation of Physical Layer Network Coding Protocols  

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There has recently been growing interest in using physical layer network coding techniques to facilitate information transfer in wireless relay networks. The physical layer network coding technique takes advantage of the additive nature of wireless...

Maduike, Dumezie K.

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

369

Modern Processes of Producing Two-Layer Filtering Materials  

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The paper describes developments of the Powder Metallurgy Institute (National Academy of Sciences of Belarus) in the field of producing two-layer permeable structures with a filtering layer 0.3–0.4 mm in thick...

P. A. Vityaz; A. F. Ilyushchenko; V. M. Kaptsevich…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of action thresholds for electromagnetic tracking system-guided hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy using volumetric modulated arc therapy  

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Purpose: Hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy may benefit from both volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) due to shortened treatment time and intrafraction real-time monitoring provided by implanted radiofrequency(RF) transponders. The authors investigate dosimetrically driven action thresholds (whether treatment needs to be interrupted and patient repositioned) in VMAT treatment with electromagnetic (EM) tracking. Methods: VMAT plans for five patients are generated for prescription doses of 32.5 and 42.5 Gy in five fractions. Planning target volume (PTV) encloses the clinical target volume (CTV) with a 3 mm margin at the prostate-rectal interface and 5 mm elsewhere. The VMAT delivery is modeled using 180 equi-spaced static beams. Intrafraction prostate motion is simulated in the plan by displacing the beam isocenter at each beam assuming rigid organ motion according to a previously recorded trajectory of the transponder centroid. The cumulative dose delivered in each fraction is summed over all beams. Two sets of 57 prostate motion trajectories were randomly selected to form a learning and a testing dataset. Dosimetric end points including CTV D95%, rectum wall D1cc, bladder wall D1cc, and urethra Dmax, are analyzed against motion characteristics including the maximum amplitude of the anterior-posterior (AP), superior-inferior (SI), and left-right components. Action thresholds are triggered when intrafraction motion causes any violations of dose constraints to target and organs at risk (OAR), so that treatment is interrupted and patient is repositioned. Results: Intrafraction motion has a little effect on CTV D95%, indicating PTV margins are adequate. Tight posterior and inferior action thresholds around 1 mm need to be set in a patient specific manner to spare organs at risk, especially when the prescription dose is 42.5 Gy. Advantages of setting patient specific action thresholds are to reduce false positive alarms by 25% when prescription dose is low, and increase the sensitivity of detecting dose limits violations by 30% when prescription dose is high, compared to a generic 2 mm action box. The sensitivity and specificity calculated from the testing dataset are consistent to the learning set, which indicates that the patient specific approach is reliable and reproducible within the scope of the prostate database. Conclusions: This work introduces a formalism for ensuring a VMAT delivery meets the most clinically important dose requirements by using patient specific and dosimetric-driven action thresholds to hold the beam and reposition the patient when necessary. Such methods can provide improved sensitivity and specificity compared to conventional methods, which assume directionally symmetric action thresholds.

Zhang, Pengpeng; Mah, Dennis; Happersett, Laura; Cox, Brett; Hunt, Margie; Mageras, Gig [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

371

Turbulent transport across shear layers in magnetically confined plasmas  

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Shear layers modify the turbulence in diverse ways and do not only suppress it. A spatial-temporal investigation of gyrofluid simulations in comparison with experiments allows to identify further details of the transport process across shear layers. Blobs in and outside a shear layer merge, thereby exchange particles and heat and subsequently break up. Via this mechanism particles and heat are transported radially across shear layers. Turbulence spreading is the immanent mechanism behind this process.

Nold, B.; Ramisch, M. [Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, Universität Stuttgart, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Manz, P.; Birkenmeier, G. [Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Ribeiro, T. T.; Müller, H. W.; Scott, B. D. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Fuchert, G. [IJL, Université de Lorraine, CNRS (UMR 7198), BP 40239 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (France); Stroth, U. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Layered Approach to Complex Negotiations Xiaoqin Zhang  

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Honeywell Laboratories Tom.Wagner@honeywell.com May 17, 2004 Abstract In this paper, we present a layered

Zhang, Xiaoqin

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Plasma atomic layer etching using conventional plasma equipment Ankur Agarwala  

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Plasma atomic layer etching using conventional plasma equipment Ankur Agarwala Department plasma etching processes having atomic layer resolution. The basis of plasma atomic layer etching PALE will be discussed with the goal of demonstrating the potential of using conventional plasma etching equipment having

Kushner, Mark

374

Model of Trace Gas Flux in Boundary Layer  

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Mathematical model of the turbulent flux in the three-layer boundary system is presented. Turbulence is described as a presence of the nonzero vorticity. Generalized advection-diffusion-reaction equation is derived for arbitrary number components in the flux. The fluxes in the layers are objects for matching requirements on the boundaries between the layers.

I. I. Vasenev; I. S. Nurgaliev

2013-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

375

Boundary layer response to wind gusts  

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of the wind tunnel sir stress caused by tbe addition of the in)actors, the decision was osde to use flew visuslstion ?echniques to detsreine if it wss possible to generate s lsuinar boundary layer on the flat plate. Loup black wss suspended in light..., 8. The data reduction procedure used in this thesis follcwed pxi- maxily the procsduxes of rafax'ence 8. Velocity fluctuations were detected using the constant current technique and computed based on square wave calibration. yor the constant...

Morland, Bruce Thomas

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Sintered CdSexTe1–x Nanocrystal Solar Cells  

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solar cell; nanocrystal; CdTe; CdSexTe1?x; layer-by-layer; solution-processed; sintered ... For instance, devices fabricated using cadmium telluride (CdTe) and copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) based active layers have exhibited laboratory scale power conversion efficiencies up to 17.3%(1) and 20.3%,(2) respectively, at commercial production costs as low as US $0.75/Watt. ... (20) More recently, the graded device concept has been extended to solution-processed organic solar cells, through a series of complementary donor materials(21) and to PbS quantum dot devices, where bandgap grading was accomplished through variation of the QD diameter. ...

Brandon I. MacDonald; Alessandro Martucci; Sergey Rubanov; Scott E. Watkins; Paul Mulvaney; Jacek J. Jasieniak

2012-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Scalable Manufacture of Built-to-Order Nanomedicine: Spray-Assisted Layer-by-Layer Functionalization of PRINT Nanoparticles  

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Scalable methods, PRINT particle fabrication, and spray-assisted Layer-by-Layer deposition are combined to generate uniform and functional nanotechnologies with precise control over composition, size, shape, and surface ...

Herlihy, Kevin P.

378

Layer-by-layer assembled carbon nanotube nanostructures for high-power and high-energy lithium storage  

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The layer-by-layer (LbL) electrostatic assembly technique is utilized to incorporate positively- and negatively-charged electroactive species in self-assembled electrodes that are binder- and additive- free. This work first ...

Gallant, Betar M. (Betar Maurkah)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Near-threshold excitation in light rare-earth compounds: A new interpretation of 3 d appearance-potential spectra  

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A two-step model describing the transitions in electron-excited appearance-potential spectroscopy (APS) is presented for the 3{ital d} thresholds of La and Ce compounds. The model permits a consistent interpretation of APS spectra taken with different modes (soft x-ray APS (SXAPS), Auger-electron APS, disappearance-potential spectroscopy). Within this model an investigation has been performed on La and Ce compounds exhibiting different valencies: LaB{sub 6}, CeB{sub 6}, and CeO{sub 2}. The spectra are discussed in terms of atomiclike 4{ital f} states. The fine structure reflects the multiplet structure of the excited configurations modified by state-selective excitation probabilities near the threshold and---in SXAPS---by dipole selection rules. The interpretation of the APS data is supported by comparison with multiplet calculations and core-level electron-energy-loss spectra recorded at low excitation energy.

Hinkers, H.; Stiller, R.; Merz, H. (Physikalisches Institut der Universitaet Munster, Wilhelm-Klemm-Strasse 10, D-4400 Munster, Federal Republic of Germany (DE))

1989-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Separated cross sections in ?^0 electroproduction at threshold at Q^2 = 0.05 GeV^2/c^2  

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The differential cross sections \\sigma_0=\\sigma_T+\\epsilon \\sigma_L, \\sigma_{LT}, and \\sigma_{TT} of \\pi^0 electroproduction from the proton were measured from threshold up to an additional center of mass energy of 40 MeV, at a value of the photon four-momentum transfer of Q^2= 0.05 GeV^2/c^2 and a center of mass angle of \\theta=90^\\circ. By an additional out-of-plane measurement with polarized electrons \\sigma_{LT'} was determined. This showed for the first time the cusp effect above the \\pi^+ threshold in the imaginary part of the s-wave. The predictions of Heavy Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory are in disagreement with these data. On the other hand, the data are somewhat better predicted by the MAID phenomenological model and are in good agreement with the dynamical model DMT.

M. Weis; P. Bartsch; D. Baumann; J. Bermuth; A. M. Bernstein; K. Bohinc; R. Böhm; M. Ding; M. O. Distler; I. Ewald; J. M. Friedrich; J. Friedrich; M. Kahrau; M. Kohl; K. W. Krygier; A. Liesenfeld; H. Merkel; P. Merle; U. Müller; R. Neuhausen; M. M. Pavan; Th. Pospischil; M. Potokar; G. Rosner; H. Schmieden; M. Seimetz; S. Širca; A. Wagner; Th. Walcher

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-energy, low-threshold tunable intracavity terahertz-wave parametric oscillator with surface-emitted configuration  

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A high-energy, low-threshold THz-wave output has been experimentally demonstrated with an intracavity terahertz-wave parametric oscillator based on a surface-emitted configuration, which was pumped by a diode-side-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Different beam sizes and repetition rates of the pump light have been investigated for high-energy and high-efficiency THz-wave generation. The maximum THz-wave output energy of 283 nJ/pulse was obtained at 1.54 THz under an intracavity 1064 nm pump energy of 59 mJ. The conversion efficiency was 4.8 ? 10?6, corresponding to a photon conversion efficiency of 0.088%. The pump threshold was 12.9 mJ/pulse. A continuously tunable range from 0.75 to 2.75 THz was realized.

Y Y Wang; D G Xu; H Jiang; K Zhong; J Q Yao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

A 2.6-W Sub-threshold Mixed-signal ECG SoC S. C. Jocke1  

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A 2.6-µW Sub-threshold Mixed-signal ECG SoC S. C. Jocke1 , J. F. Bolus1 , S. N. Wooters1 , A. DC) that acquires and processes an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal for wireless ECG monitoring. The SoC uses a sub the ECG data. The C operates from 0.24 V to 1.2 V and consumes as little as 1.51 pJ per instruction

Calhoun, Benton H.

383

Thin layer chromatography residue applicator sampler  

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A thin layer chromatograph residue applicator sampler. The residue applicator sampler provides for rapid analysis of samples containing high explosives, chemical warfare, and other analyses of interest under field conditions. This satisfied the need for a field-deployable, small, hand-held, all-in-one device for efficient sampling, sample dissolution, and sample application to an analytical technique. The residue applicator sampler includes a sampling sponge that is resistant to most chemicals and is fastened via a plastic handle in a hermetically sealed tube containing a known amount of solvent. Upon use, the wetted sponge is removed from the sealed tube and used as a swiping device across an environmental sample. The sponge is then replaced in the hermetically sealed tube where the sample remains contained and dissolved in the solvent. A small pipette tip is removably contained in the hermetically sealed tube. The sponge is removed and placed into the pipette tip where a squeezing-out of the dissolved sample from the sponge into the pipette tip results in a droplet captured in a vial for later instrumental analysis, or applied directly to a thin layer chromatography plate for immediate analysis.

Nunes, Peter J. (Danville, CA); Kelly, Fredrick R. (Modesto, CA); Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Andresen, Brian D. (Livermore, CA)

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

384

Similarity Equations for Wind and Temperature Profiles in the Radix Layer, at the Bottom of the Convective Boundary Layer  

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In the middle of the convective boundary layer, also known as the mixed layer, is a relatively thick region where wind speed and potential temperature are nearly uniform with height. Below this uniform layer (UL), wind speed decreases to zero at ...

Edi Santoso; Roland Stull

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Buffer layers for REBCO films for use in superconducting devices  

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A superconducting article includes a substrate having a biaxially textured surface. A biaxially textured buffer layer, which can be a cap layer, is supported by the substrate. The buffer layer includes a double perovskite of the formula A.sub.2B'B''O.sub.6, where A is rare earth or alkaline earth metal and B' and B'' are different transition metal cations. A biaxially textured superconductor layer is deposited so as to be supported by the buffer layer. A method of making a superconducting article is also disclosed.

Goyal, Amit; Wee, Sung-Hun

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

386

Mass transfer model for two-layer TBP oxidation reactions  

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To prove that two-layer, TBP-nitric acid mixtures can be safely stored in the canyon evaporators, it must be demonstrated that a runaway reaction between TBP and nitric acid will not occur. Previous bench-scale experiments showed that, at typical evaporator temperatures, this reaction is endothermic and therefore cannot run away, due to the loss of heat from evaporation of water in the organic layer. However, the reaction would be exothermic and could run away if the small amount of water in the organic layer evaporates before the nitric acid in this layer is consumed by the reaction. Provided that there is enough water in the aqueous layer, this would occur if the organic layer is sufficiently thick so that the rate of loss of water by evaporation exceeds the rate of replenishment due to mixing with the aqueous layer. This report presents measurements of mass transfer rates for the mixing of water and butanol in two-layer, TBP-aqueous mixtures, where the top layer is primarily TBP and the bottom layer is comprised of water or aqueous salt solution. Mass transfer coefficients are derived for use in the modeling of two-layer TBP-nitric acid oxidation experiments. Three cases were investigated: (1) transfer of water into the TBP layer with sparging of both the aqueous and TBP layers, (2) transfer of water into the TBP layer with sparging of just the TBP layer, and (3) transfer of butanol into the aqueous layer with sparging of both layers. The TBP layer was comprised of 99% pure TBP (spiked with butanol for the butanol transfer experiments), and the aqueous layer was comprised of either water or an aluminum nitrate solution. The liquid layers were air sparged to simulate the mixing due to the evolution of gases generated by oxidation reactions. A plastic tube and a glass frit sparger were used to provide different size bubbles. Rates of mass transfer were measured using infrared spectrophotometers provided by SRTC/Analytical Development.

Laurinat, J.E.

1994-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron affinity of arsenic and the fine structure of As{sup -} measured using infrared photodetachment threshold spectroscopy  

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The binding energy and fine-structure splittings of the arsenic negative ion (As{sup -}) have been measured using infrared photodetachment threshold spectroscopy. The relative cross section for neutral atom production was measured with a crossed ion-beam-laser-beam apparatus over selected photon energy ranges between 630-810 meV. An s-wave threshold was observed due to the opening of the As{sup -}(4p{sup 4} {sup 3}P{sub 2}) to As(4p{sup 3} {sup 4}S{sub 3/2}) ground-state to ground-state transition, which yields the electron affinity of As to be 804.8(2) meV. s-wave thresholds were also observed for detachment from the J=1 and J=0 excited levels of As{sup -}, permitting accurate determination of the fine-structure splittings of 127.6(2) meV for {sup 3}P{sub 1}-{sup 3}P{sub 2} and 164.3(10) meV for {sup 3}P{sub 0}-{sup 3}P{sub 2}. The present values are consistent with previous measurements and substantially reduce the uncertainties.

Walter, C. W.; Gibson, N. D.; Field, R. L. III; Snedden, A. P.; Shapiro, J. Z.; Janczak, C. M.; Hanstorp, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Denison University, Granville, Ohio 43023 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, SE-412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - Lower Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment  

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govCampaignsLower Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment govCampaignsLower Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment Campaign Links LABLE Website Related Campaigns 2013 Lower Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment 2013.05.28, Turner, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Lower Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment 2012.09.17 - 2012.11.13 Lead Scientist : David Turner Description Boundary layer turbulence is an important process that is parameterized in most atmospheric numerical models. Turbulence redistributes energy and mass within the boundary layer. Many different characteristics can impact the character of turbulence in the boundary layer, including different surface types, horizontal wind speed and direction, and the vertical temperature structure of the atmosphere. However, there have been few studies that have

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Organic photovoltaic cell incorporating electron conducting exciton blocking layers  

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The present disclosure relates to photosensitive optoelectronic devices including a compound blocking layer located between an acceptor material and a cathode, the compound blocking layer including: at least one electron conducting material, and at least one wide-gap electron conducting exciton blocking layer. For example, 3,4,9,10 perylenetetracarboxylic bisbenzimidazole (PTCBI) and 1,4,5,8-napthalene-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride (NTCDA) function as electron conducting and exciton blocking layers when interposed between the acceptor layer and cathode. Both materials serve as efficient electron conductors, leading to a fill factor as high as 0.70. By using an NTCDA/PTCBI compound blocking layer structure increased power conversion efficiency is achieved, compared to an analogous device using a conventional blocking layers shown to conduct electrons via damage-induced midgap states.

Forrest, Stephen R.; Lassiter, Brian E.

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

390

Role of build orientation in layered manufacturing: a review  

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Layered manufacturing, also called rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing is a revolutionary development in the field of manufacturing processes in last two decades. Unlike material removed from a stock in the machining process, layered manufacturing builds the solid volume from a CAD model by successively adding material layer by layer. Since parts are fabricated layer by layer, build orientation plays a critical role in the layered manufacturing process as it can improve part quality in terms of accuracy and surface finish, reduce the support volume required, support contact area and build time. It also affects the part strength and cost of manufacturing. This paper presents review of various strategies developed to decide the optimum part build orientation based on different criteria and related issues. This paper also discusses the effect of build orientation on fabricated parts and future directions to improve part quality by selecting suitable and feasible build orientation.

Mohammad Taufik; Prashant K. Jain

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Combining multi-layered bitmap files using network specific hardware  

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Images and video can be produced by compositing or alpha blending a group of image layers or video layers. Increasing resolution or the number of layers results in increased computational demands. As such, the available computational resources limit the images and videos that can be produced. A computational architecture in which the image layers are packetized and streamed through processors can be easily scaled so to handle many image layers and high resolutions. The image layers are packetized to produce packet streams. The packets in the streams are received, placed in queues, and processed. For alpha blending, ingress queues receive the packetized image layers which are then z sorted and sent to egress queues. The egress queue packets are alpha blended to produce an output image or video.

DuBois, David H. (Los Alamos, NM); DuBois, Andrew J. (Santa Fe, NM); Davenport, Carolyn Connor (Los Alamos, NM)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

392

Effects of Membrane- and Catalyst-layer-thickness Nonuniformities in Polymer-electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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thicknesses for the membrane and catalyst layer. Figure 2.of dry membrane (a) and catalyst-layer (b) thickness (andhollow symbols) and catalyst-layer (filled symbols)

Weber, Adam Z.; Newman, John

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Numerical Study of Freestream Waves Receptivity and Nonlinear Breakdown in Hypersonic Boundary Layer  

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Numerical Methods for Hypersonic Boundary Layer Stability.of Instability in a Hypersonic Boundary Layer. TheoreticalA. P. , Receptivity of Hypersonic Boundary Layer to Wall

Lei, Jia

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Carbides composite surface layers produced by (PTA)  

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The plasma transferred arc technique was applied to deposit a composite layer of nickel base with tungsten carbide in powder form on to surface of low alloy steel 18G2A type according to polish standard. Results showed that, plasma transferred arc hard facing process was successfully conducted by using Deloro alloy 22 plus tungsten carbide powders. Maximum hardness of 1489 HV and minimum dilution of 8.4 % were achieved by using an arc current of 60 A. However, when the current was further increased to 120 A and the dilution increases with current increase while the hardness decreases. Microstructure of the nickel base deposit with tungsten carbide features uniform distribution of reinforcement particles with regular grain shape half - dissolved in the matrix.

Tajoure, Meloud, E-mail: Tajoore2000@yahoo.com [MechanicalEng.,HIHM,Gharian (Libya); Tajouri, Ali, E-mail: Tajouri-am@yahoo.com, E-mail: dr.mokhtarphd@yahoo.com; Abuzriba, Mokhtar, E-mail: Tajouri-am@yahoo.com, E-mail: dr.mokhtarphd@yahoo.com [Materials and Metallurgical Eng., UOT, Tripoli (Libya); Akreem, Mosbah, E-mail: makreem@yahoo.com [Industrial Research Centre,Tripoli (Libya)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

395

Hand portable thin-layer chromatography system  

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A hand portable, field-deployable thin-layer chromatography (TLC) unit and a hand portable, battery-operated unit for development, illumination, and data acquisition of the TLC plates contain many miniaturized features that permit a large number of samples to be processed efficiently. The TLC unit includes a solvent tank, a holder for TLC plates, and a variety of tool chambers for storing TLC plates, solvent, and pipettes. After processing in the TLC unit, a TLC plate is positioned in a collapsible illumination box, where the box and a CCD camera are optically aligned for optimal pixel resolution of the CCD images of the TLC plate. The TLC system includes an improved development chamber for chemical development of TLC plates that prevents solvent overflow.

Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Kelly, Fredrick R. (Modesto, CA); Bushman, John F. (Oakley, CA); Wiefel, Michael H. (La Honda, CA); Jensen, Wayne A. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Layered electrodes for lithium cells and batteries  

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Lithium metal oxide compounds of nominal formula Li.sub.2MO.sub.2, in which M represents two or more positively charged metal ions, selected predominantly and preferably from the first row of transition metals are disclosed herein. The Li.sub.2MO.sub.2 compounds have a layered-type structure, which can be used as positive electrodes for lithium electrochemical cells, or as a precursor for the in-situ electrochemical fabrication of LiMO.sub.2 electrodes. The Li.sub.2MO.sub.2 compounds of the invention may have additional functions in lithium cells, for example, as end-of-discharge indicators, or as negative electrodes for lithium cells.

Johnson, Christopher S. (Naperville, IL); Thackeray, Michael M. (Naperville, IL); Vaughey, John T. (Elmhurst, IL); Kahaian, Arthur J. (Chicago, IL); Kim, Jeom-Soo (Naperville, IL)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

397

Cleaning graphene with a titanium sacrificial layer  

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Graphene is a promising material for future electronic applications and chemical vapor deposition of graphene on copper is a promising method for synthesizing graphene on the wafer scale. The processing of such graphene films into electronic devices introduces a variety of contaminants which can be difficult to remove. An approach to cleaning residues from the graphene channel is presented in which a thin layer of titanium is deposited via thermal e-beam evaporation and immediately removed. This procedure does not damage the graphene as evidenced by Raman spectroscopy, greatly enhances the electrical performance of the fabricated graphene field effect transistors, and completely removes the chemical residues from the surface of the graphene channel as evidenced by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Joiner, C. A., E-mail: cjoiner3@gatech.edu; Roy, T.; Hesabi, Z. R.; Vogel, E. M. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Chakrabarti, B. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas 75080 (United States)

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

398

Effects of pion potential and nuclear symmetry energy on the $\\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+}$ ratio in heavy-ion collisions at beam energies around the pion production threshold  

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Within the framework of an isospin-dependent Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck(IBUU) transport model, we studied the effects of the pion potential and the symmetry energy on the pion production in the central $^{197}Au+^{197}Au$ collisions around the pion production threshold. It is found that the pion potential affects the value of $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio around the Coulomb peak and also in the high energy region of pion mesons. The effect of the pion potential on the $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio becomes large in heavy-ion collisions at beam energies below the pion production threshold. And at beam energies below the pion production threshold, with the pion potential, the effect of the symmetry energy on the $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio becomes quite small compared with that above the pion production threshold.

Guo, Wen-Mei; Liu, Hang; Zuo, Wei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Spontaneous Recovery in Acute Human Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Functional T-Cell Thresholds and Relative Importance of CD4 Help  

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...IMMUNITY Spontaneous Recovery in Acute Human...Sciences Center and National Jewish Hospital...established a large national network of patients...thresholds that predict recovery. Interestingly...appropriate institutional review boards. Acute HCV was...

Susan Smyk-Pearson; Ian A. Tester; Jared Klarquist; Brent E. Palmer; Jean-Michel Pawlotsky; Lucy Golden-Mason; Hugo R. Rosen

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage Mechanisms In Polymers Upon NIR Femtosecond Pulse Laser Irradiation: Sub-Threshold Processes And Their Implications For Laser Safety Applications  

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This contribution investigates laser-induced damage of thin film and bulk polymer samples, with the focus on physical processes occurring close to the damage threshold. In-situ real-time reflectivity (RTR) measurements with picosecond (ps) and nanosecond (ns) temporal resolution were performed on thin polymer films on a timescale up to a few microseconds ({mu}s). A model for polymer thin film damage is presented, indicating that irreversible chemical modification processes take place already below the fluence threshold for macroscopic damage. On dye-doped bulk polymer filters (as used for laser goggles), transmission studies using fs-and ps-laser pulses reveal the optical saturation behavior of the material and its relation to the threshold of permanent damage. Implications of the sub-threshold processes for laser safety applications will be discussed for thin film and bulk polymer damage.

Bonse, Joern; Krueger, Joerg [BAM Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung, Unter den Eichen 87, D-12205 Berlin (Germany); Solis, Javier [Laser Processing Group, Instituto de Optica, CSIC, Serrano 121, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Spielmann, Christian [Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Lippert, Thomas [Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen (Switzerland)

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Model for reflectance anisotropy spectra of molecular layered systems  

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We present a theoretical study based on the local field interaction for the reflectance anisotropy spectra of organic molecular layers. Each layer is formed by an ordered two-dimensional array of polarizable organic molecules that respond to the local electric field like point-like harmonic oscillators. We concentrate on the morphological characteristics of the layers and its effect on the spectra, showing that the reorientation of the molecules from layer to layer, as the system is assembled, gives rise to a line shape of the spectra that goes from peak-like to derivative-like. Our spectra shows good qualitative agreement with experimental results of a layered system of metalloporphyrin octaesters molecules deposited onto an isotropic gold substrate by the Langmuir-Schaefer technique.

Bernardo S. Mendoza and R. A. Vázquez-Nava

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct atomic-scale observation of layer-by-layer oxide growth during magnesium oxidation  

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The atomic-scale oxide growth dynamics are directly revealed by in situ high resolution transmission electron microscopy during the oxidation of Mg surface. The oxidation process is characterized by the layer-by-layer growth of magnesium oxide (MgO) nanocrystal via the adatom process. Consistently, the nucleated MgO crystals exhibit faceted surface morphology as enclosed by (200) lattice planes. It is believed that the relatively lower surface energies of (200) lattice planes should play important roles, governing the growth mechanism. These results facilitate the understanding of the nanoscale oxide growth mechanism that will have an important impact on the development of magnesium or magnesium alloys with improved resistance to oxidation.

Zheng, He; Wu, Shujing; Sheng, Huaping; Liu, Chun; Liu, Yu; Cao, Fan; Zhou, Zhichao; Zhao, Dongshan, E-mail: wang@whu.edu.cn, E-mail: dszhao@whu.edu.cn; Wang, Jianbo, E-mail: wang@whu.edu.cn, E-mail: dszhao@whu.edu.cn [School of Physics and Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy and MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Zhao, Xingzhong [School of Physics and Technology, Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)

2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

403

Encapsulation methods and dielectric layers for organic electrical devices  

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The disclosure provides methods and materials suitable for use as encapsulation barriers and dielectric layers in electronic devices. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided an electroluminescent device or other electronic device with a dielectric layer comprising alternating layers of a silicon-containing bonding material and a ceramic material. The methods provide, for example, electronic devices with increased stability and shelf-life. The invention is useful, for example, in the field of microelectronic devices.

Blum, Yigal D; Chu, William Siu-Keung; MacQueen, David Brent; Shi, Yijan

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

404

Augmentation of acoustic transmission by a transition layer  

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It has already been reported by the author at a previous meeting [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Suppl. 73 S95 (1982)] that certain types of transition layers can improve the transmission of acoustic waves from one medium to another. In this paper conditions under which the transmissions of an acoustic wave is enhanced by the transition layer are presented. The case of a finite thickness elastic layer has been studied and it has been determined that at certain key frequencies an optimum transition layer thickness exists which greatly improves the interaction between the two media.

Mauro Pierucci

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Characterization of metal oxide layers grown on CVD graphene  

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Growth of a fully oxidized aluminum oxide layer with low surface roughness on graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition is demonstrated. This is accomplished by the deposition of a 0.2 nm thick titanium seed layer on the graphene prior to the deposition of the aluminum under ultra high vacuum conditions, which was subsequently oxidized. The stoichiometry and surface roughness of the oxide layers were measured for a range of titanium and aluminum depositions utilizing ex situ x-ray photoelectron spectrometry and atomic force microscopy. These fully oxidized films are expected to produce good dielectric layers for use in graphene based electronic devices.

Matsubayashi, Akitomo; Abel, Joseph; Prasad Sinha, Dhiraj; Lee, Ji Ung; LaBella, Vincent P. [College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York 12203 (United States)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

406

Nepheloid layer distribution in the Benguela upwelling area offshore Namibia.  

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at the shelf break feeds a major intermediate nepheloid layer (INL) at 25.51S. This INL is positioned at 250

Mohrholz, Volker

407

Poroelastic Backus averaging for anisotropic layered fluid- and gas ...  

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medium consisting of a stack of vertically fractured hori- zontal layers, this ...... Smith, 1982; Gibson and Toks öz, 1990; Gelinsky and Shapiro,. 1996; Carcione ...

S. Gelinsky, S. A. Shapiro

1997-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

408

Structural Characterization of the Active Layer in Organic Solar Cells.  

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??Organic solar cells belong to a class of devices where the morphology of the active layer has a large impact on device performance. However, characterization… (more)

Kozub, Derek

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Local environment and composition of magnesium gallium layered...  

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Local environment and composition of magnesium gallium layered double hydroxides determined from solid-state 1H and 71Ga NMR Local environment and composition of magnesium gallium...

410

Ultrafast THz Studies of Few-Layer Epitaxial Graphene  

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We report the broadband optical conductivity and ultrafast THz dynamics of few-layer epitaxial graphene, revealing electrodynamics consistent with a dense Dirac electron plasma and a...

Choi, Hyunyong; Borondics, Ferenc; Siegel, David A; Zhou, Shuyun; Martin, Michael C; Lanzara, Alessandra; Kaindl, Robert A

411

Performance and Safety of Olivines and Layered Oxides | Department...  

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More Documents & Publications Studies on Oxide Cathode Crystals Phase Behavior and Solid State Chemistry in Olivines Olivines and Substituted Layered Materials...

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Evaluate Si Layers: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-255  

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Evaluate Si layers based on heteroepitaxial Si growth on RABITS textured metal substrates coated with textured buffer layers.

Teplin, C.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Photovoltaic Cell Having A P-Type Polycrystalline Layer With Large Crystals  

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A photovoltaic cell has an n-type polycrystalline layer and a p-type polycrystalline layer adjoining the n-type polycrystalline layer to form a photovoltaic junction. The p-type polycrystalline layer comprises a substantially planar layer portion having relatively large crystals adjoining the n-type polycrystalline layer. The planar layer portion includes oxidized impurities which contribute to obtainment of p-type electrical properties in the planar layer portion.

Albright, Scot P. (Lakewood, CO); Chamberlin, Rhodes R. (El Paso, TX)

1996-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

414

Method of fabricating a solar cell with a tunnel dielectric layer  

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Methods of fabricating solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are described. Solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are also described.

Dennis, Tim; Harrington, Scott; Manning, Jane; Smith, David; Waldhauer, Ann

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

415

Method of fabricating a solar cell with a tunnel dielectric layer  

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Methods of fabricating solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are described. Solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are also described.

Dennis, Tim; Harrington, Scott; Manning, Jane; Smith, David D; Waldhauer, Ann

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

416

Fermi level de-pinning of aluminium contacts to n-type germanium using thin atomic layer deposited layers  

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Fermi-level pinning of aluminium on n-type germanium (n-Ge) was reduced by insertion of a thin interfacial dielectric by atomic layer deposition. The barrier height for aluminium contacts on n-Ge was reduced from 0.7?eV to a value of 0.28?eV for a thin Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layer (?2.8?nm). For diodes with an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layer, the contact resistance started to increase for layer thicknesses above 2.8?nm. For diodes with a HfO{sub 2} interfacial layer, the barrier height was also reduced but the contact resistance increased dramatically for layer thicknesses above 1.5?nm.

Gajula, D. R., E-mail: dgajula01@qub.ac.uk; Baine, P.; Armstrong, B. M.; McNeill, D. W. [School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH (United Kingdom)] [School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH (United Kingdom); Modreanu, M.; Hurley, P. K. [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Cork (Ireland)] [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Cork (Ireland)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

417

Melanin as an active layer in biosensors  

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The development of pH sensors is of great interest due to its extensive application in several areas such as industrial processes, biochemistry and particularly medical diagnostics. In this study, the pH sensing properties of an extended gate field effect transistor (EGFET) based on melanin thin films as active layer are investigated and the physical mechanisms related to the device operation are discussed. Thin films were produced from different melanin precursors on indium tin oxide (ITO) and gold substrates and were investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. Experiments were performed in the pH range from 2 to 12. EGFETs with melanin deposited on ITO and on gold substrates showed sensitivities ranging from 31.3 mV/pH to 48.9 mV/pH, depending on the melanin precursor and the substrate used. The pH detection is associated with specific binding sites in its structure, hydroxyl groups and quinone imine.

Piacenti da Silva, Marina, E-mail: marinaness@yahoo.com; Congiu, Mirko, E-mail: congiumat@gmail.com; Oliveira Graeff, Carlos Frederico de, E-mail: graeff@fc.unesp.br [Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences - UNESP, Bauru, SP (Brazil); Fernandes, Jéssica Colnaghi, E-mail: jeziga-cf@yahoo.com.br; Biziak de Figueiredo, Natália, E-mail: natbiziak@yahoo.com.br; Mulato, Marcelo, E-mail: mmulato@ffclrp.usp.br [Department of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil)] [Department of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

418

Order Preserving and Shape Prior Constrained Intra-Retinal Layer Segmentation in Optical  

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the dataset we used for evaluation and reports empirical results. We conclude in Sect. 5. Fig. 1. An OCT B are: nerve fiber layer (NFL), ganglion cell layer and inner plexiform layer (GCL + IPL), inner nuclear layer (INL), outer plexiform layer (OPL), outer nuclear layer and inner segment (ONL + IS), con- necting

Heermann, Dieter W.

419

A precision measurement of the $p$($e,e^\\prime p\\,$)$\\pi^0$ reaction at threshold  

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New results are reported from an experiment to measure $\\pi^0$ electroproduction at and above threshold using the $p(e,e^{\\prime} p)\\pi^0$ reaction. The experiment was designed to precisely determine the energy dependence of $s-$ and $p-$wave electromagnetic multipoles as a stringent test of the predictions of Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT). The data were taken with an electron beam energy of 1192 MeV using a two-spectrometer setup in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. For the first time, complete coverage of the $\\phi^*_{\\pi}$ and $\\theta^*_{\\pi}$ angles in the $p \\pi^0$ center-of-mass was obtained for invariant energies above threshold from 0.5~MeV up to 15~MeV. The 4-momentum transfer $Q^2$ coverage ranges from 0.05 to 0.155 (GeV/c)$^2$ in fine steps. A simple phenomenological analysis of our data shows strong disagreement with $p-$wave predictions from ChPT for $Q^2>0.07$ (GeV/c)$^2$, while the $s-$wave predictions are in reasonable agreement.

Chirapatpimol, K; Lindgren, R A; Smith, L C; Annand, J R M; Higinbotham, D W; Moffit, B; Nelyubin, V; Norum, B E; Allada, K; Aniol, K; Ardashev, K; Armstrong, D S; Arndt, R A; Benmokhtar, F; Bernstein, A M; Bertozzi, W; Briscoe, W J; Bimbot, L; Camsonne, A; Chen, J -P; Choi, S; Chudakov, E; Cisbani, E; Cusanno, F; Dalton, M M; Dutta, C; Egiyan, K; Fernandez-Ramirez, C; Feuerbach, R; Fissum, K G; Frullani, S; Garibaldi, F; Gayou, O; Gilman, R; Gilad, S; Goity, J; Gomez, J; Hahn, B; Hamilton, D; Hansen, J -O; Huang, J; Igarashi, R; Ireland, D; de Jager, C W; Jin, X; Jiang, X; Jinasundera, T; Kellie, J; Keppel, C E; Kolb, N; LeRose, J; Liyanage, N; Livingston, K; McNulty, D; Mercado, L; Michaels, R; Mihovilovic, M; Qian, S; Qian, X; Mailyan, S; Mamyan, V; Marrone, S; Monaghan, P; Nanda, S; Perdrisat, C F; Piasetzky, E; Protopopescu, D; Punjabi, V; Qiang, Y; Rachek, I A; Rakhman, A; Ron, G; Rosner, G; Saha, A; Sawatzky, B; Shahinyan, A; Sirca, S; Sparveris, N; Subedi, R R; Suleiman, R; Strakovsky, I; Sulkosky, V; Moinelo, J; Voskanyan, H; Wang, K; Wang, Y; Watson, J; Watts, D; Wojtsekhowski, B; Workman, R L; Yao, H; Zhan, X; Zhang, Y

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Comparison of detection threshold measurements and modeling for approaching electric cars and conventional cars presented in traffic and pink noise  

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This study investigates the difference in audibility of an approaching conventional car with internal combustion engine and an electric car at various velocities. The goal was to compare the risk that pedestrians do not hear the approaching car in time. Binaural recordings of each of these approaching cars were presented together with either a traffic noise masker or a pink noise masker. In the first detection experiment the threshold level was determined for which the cars could just be detected. In a second reaction time experiment the moment was determined at which the approaching car was first detectable. This measured reaction time should give an indication about how much time a person has to evade an impending collision. Results indicated that slowly approaching electric cars where less audible than cars with a conventional engine. The results also showed that the decrement of reaction times as a function of SNR was halved when pink noise was used instead of traffic noise. A psycho-acoustic masking model [Dau et al. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 99 3615–3622 (1996)] was applied to predict detection thresholds and showed good correspondence with the subjective data.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of detection threshold measurements and modeling for approaching electric cars and conventional cars presented in traffic and pink noise  

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This study investigates the difference in audibility of an approaching conventional car with internal combustion engine and an electric car at various velocities. The goal was to compare the risk that pedestrians do not hear the approaching car in time. Binaural recordings of each of these approaching cars were presented together with either a traffic noise masker or a pink noise masker. In the first detection experiment the threshold level was determined for which the cars could just be detected. In a second reaction time experiment the moment was determined at which the approaching car was first detectable. This measured reaction time should give an indication about how much time a person has to evade an impending collision. Results indicated that slowly approaching electric cars where less audible than cars with a conventional engine. The results also showed that the decrement of reaction times as a function of SNR was halved when pink noise was used instead of traffic noise. A psycho-acoustic masking model [Dau et. al. (1996) J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 99 3615 - 3622] was applied to predict detection thresholds and showed good correspondence with the subjective data.

Julian Grosse; Reinhard Weber; Steven Van de Par

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Lowering the background level and the energy threshold of Micromegas x-ray detectors for axion searches  

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Axion helioscopes search for solar axions by their conversion in x-rays in the presence of high magnetic fields. The use of low background x-ray detectors is an essential component contributing to the sensitivity of these searches. In this work, we review the recent advances on Micromegas detectors used in the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) and proposed for the future International Axion Observatory (IAXO). The actual setup in CAST has achieved background levels below 10$^{-6}$ keV$^{-1}$ cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$, a factor 100 lower than the first generation of Micromegas detectors. This reduction is based on active and passive shielding techniques, the selection of radiopure materials, offline discrimination techniques and the high granularity of the readout. We describe in detail the background model of the detector, based on its operation at CAST site and at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC), as well as on Geant4 simulations. The best levels currently achieved at LSC are low than 10$^{-7}$ keV$^{-1}$ cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$ and show good prospects for the application of this technology in IAXO. Finally, we present some ideas and results for reducing the energy threshold of these detectors below 1 keV, using high-transparent windows, autotrigger electronics and studying the cluster shape at different energies. As a high flux of axion-like-particles is expected in this energy range, a sub-keV threshold detector could enlarge the physics case of axion helioscopes.

F. J. Iguaz; S. Aune; F. Aznar; J. F. Castel; T. Dafni; M. Davenport; E. Ferrer-Ribas; J. Galan; J. A. Garcia; J. G. Garza; I. Giomataris; I. G. Irastorza; T. Papaevangelou; A. Rodriguez; A. Tomas; T. Vafeiadis; S. C. Yildiz

2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

423

NMR of Layered Silicates in Argonne Coals and Geochemical Implications  

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NMR of Layered Silicates in Argonne Coals and Geochemical Implications ... Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 ... High-resolution 27Al and 29Si NMR were employed to characterize layered silicates in the suite of eight Argonne Premium coals. ...

A. R. Thompson; R. E. Botto

2000-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

424

Layer architectures and regulation in telecommunications Andrew Odlyzko  

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Layer architectures and regulation in telecommunications Andrew Odlyzko Digital Technology Center A layered policy model for regulation of telecommunications, as proposed by Kevin Werbach [Werbach] and Rick Whitt [Whitt], has many attractions. The telecommunications industry used to consist of a collection

Minnesota, University of

425

SINGLE AND DUAL LAYER THIN FILM BULGE TESTING  

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film windows that are used in Next Generation Lithography masks and certain MEMS devices. The bulge testing method measures the mechanical properties of a thin film by isolating it in a thin film window of the system. Figure 6 Dual Layer Thin Film Membrane Window For a dual layer membrane the effective total

Huston, Dryver R.

426

Layered Binary-Dielectrics for Energy Applications: Limitations and Potentials  

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In this Letter, an attempt is made to illustrate how performance of an electrically insulating material, a dielectric, can be improved by constructing a layered binary-dielectric structure that employs a weak insulator with high dielectric permittivity. It is shown that layered binary-dielectrics could have a signicant impact on energy storage and electrical insulation.

Tuncer, Enis [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

OPTIMIZATION OF LAYER DENSITIES FOR MULTILAYERED INSULATION SYSTEMS  

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Numerous tests of various multilayer insulation systems have indicated that there are optimal densities for these systems. However, the only method of calculating this optimal density was by a complex physics based algorithm developed by McIntosh. In the 1970's much data were collected on the performance of these insulation systems with many different variables analyzed. All formulas generated included number of layers and layer density as geometric variables in solving for the heat flux, none of them was in a differentiable form for a single geometric variable. It was recently discovered that by converting the equations from heat flux to thermal conductivity using Fourier's Law, the equations became functions of layer density, temperatures, and material properties only. The thickness and number of layers of the blanket were merged into a layer density. These equations were then differentiated with respect to layer density. By setting the first derivative equal to zero, and solving for the layer density, the critical layer density was determined. This method was checked and validated using test data from the Multipurpose Hydrogen Testbed which was designed using Mcintosh's algorithm.

Johnson, W. L. [NASA Kennedy Space Center, KT-E Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 (United States)

2010-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Delamination resistance of thermal barrier coatings containing embedded ductile layers  

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-tempera- ture exposure to oxygen, and an outer low thermal conduc- tivity ceramic coating, such as ytrriaDelamination resistance of thermal barrier coatings containing embedded ductile layers Matthew R layers upon thermal cycling delamination failure of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) driven by thickening

Wadley, Haydn

429

Dopaminergic Amacrine Cells in the Inner Nuclear Layer and Ganglion  

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both in the inner nuclear layer (INL) and in the ganglion cell layer (GCL) to determine whether 27% are located in the GCL, and the rest in the INL. Based on analysis of their Voronoi domains that the distribution of INL cells was statistically regular, while that of the GCL cells was not. However, by using

Eglen, Stephen

430

Turbulence Structure and Wall Signature in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer  

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Turbulence Structure and Wall Signature in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer Yin-Chiu Kan , Clara and hypersonic turbulent boundary layer datasets from direct numerical simulation (DNS). Contour plots and Marusic5 and Mathis, Hutchins and Marusic16 ). In contrast to supersonic and hypersonic flow regimes

Martín, Pino

431

Physics of neutron star surface layers and their thermal radiation  

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Physics of neutron star surface layers and their thermal radiation Alexander Y. Potekhin Ioffe review the physical properties of neutron star surface layers, important for the stellar thermal radiation, taking into consideration the effects of strong magnetic fields. Keywords: Neutron stars

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Current isolating epitaxial buffer layers for high voltage photodiode array  

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An array of photodiodes in series on a common semi-insulating substrate has a non-conductive buffer layer between the photodiodes and the semi-insulating substrate. The buffer layer reduces current injection leakage between the photodiodes of the array and allows optical energy to be converted to high voltage electrical energy.

Morse, Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA); Cooper, Gregory A. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Superlattice doped layers for amorphous silicon photovoltaic cells  

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Superlattice doped layers for amorphous silicon photovoltaic cells comprise a plurality of first and second lattices of amorphous silicon alternatingly formed on one another. Each of the first lattices has a first optical bandgap and each of the second lattices has a second optical bandgap different from the first optical bandgap. A method of fabricating the superlattice doped layers also is disclosed.

Arya, Rajeewa R. (Doylestown, PA)

1988-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

434

Numerical Simulation of the Wave Bottom Boundary Layer  

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are coupled to the wave cycle; phases of accelerating ow organize the boundary layer structure, decelerating; Zhao and Anastasiou, 1993; Feddersen and Guza, 2000; and Rankin and Hires, 2000]; others have the boundary layer and induce an in ectional instability at ow reversal, while accelerations tend to organize

Slinn, Donald

435

Thermal Transport in Suspended and Supported Few-Layer Graphene  

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Thermal Transport in Suspended and Supported Few-Layer Graphene Ziqian Wang,, Rongguo Xie,,,§, Cong few-layer graphene using a thermal-bridge configuration. The room temperature value of is comparable transport of the suspended graphene. The measured values of are generally lower than those from theoretical

Li, Baowen

436

Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure  

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Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka1,a) and Shanhui Fan2,b) 1 Toyota Central Research December 2013) Graphene provides excellent prospects of the dynamic tunability, low propagation loss

Fan, Shanhui

437

Quantitative Spreading Kinetics of a Three Molecular Layer Liquid Patch  

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Quantitative Spreading Kinetics of a Three Molecular Layer Liquid Patch ... The late stage kinetics of the spreading of a smectic nanodrop on a solid surface was investigated by direct and real time imaging of a three molecular layer patch using the SEEC microscopy. ... (15) At some stage of the spreading kinetics, the structure reduces to a single bilayer patch lying on the surface monolayer. ...

Olivier Noel; Jean-Luc Buraud; Laurent Berger; Dominique Ausserre?

2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

438

Combating Time Synchronization Attack: A Cross Layer Defense Mechanism  

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is applied to identify the PMU being under TSA. Both the physical layer and upper layer algorithms- munication infrastructure [8]. Nowadays most researches on cyber physical system security focus on false data- ply enhancing the firmware of the monitoring devices. In addition, unlike a malicious data attack [10

Li, Husheng

439

IOFSL: I/O Forwarding Scalability Layer | Argonne National Laboratory  

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IOFSL: I/O Forwarding Scalability Layer IOFSL: I/O Forwarding Scalability Layer IOFSL is used to aggregate I/O operations, enabling large-scale application tracing for performance analysis of file systems IOFSL is used to aggregate I/O operations, enabling large-scale application tracing for performance analysis of file systems The IOFSL (I/O Forwarding Scalability Layer) project will design, build, and distribute a scalable, unified high-end computing I/O forwarding software layer that will be adopted and supported by DOE Office of Science and NNSA. This software layer will Provide function shipping at the file system interface level (without requiring middleware) that enables asynchronous coalescing and I/O without jeopardizing determinism for computation; Offload file system function from simple or full OS client processes

440

Kinetic Alfven double layer formed by electron viscosity  

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The effect of the electron viscosity on the kinetic Alfven solitary wave is investigated. It is found that small electron viscosity changes the electron motion along the magnetic field producing a boundary layer, and thus that in a low beta electron-ion plasma({beta} Much-Less-Than m{sub e}/m{sub i}), an obliquely propagating kinetic solitary Alfven wave can become a double layer. This double layer can exist in the sub-Alfvenic and super-Alfvenic regimes. The length scale of density drop for this double layer is on the order of that of the conventional kinetic solitary Alfven wave, and thus this double layer can accelerate electrons on a very short length scale.

Woo, M. H.; Ryu, C.-M. [Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, C. R. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Some consequences of the fluorination of brucite-like layers in layered double hydroxides: Adsorption  

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Abstract Hydrotalcite-like compounds were synthesised by co-precipitation method. The originality of the work is the replacement of structural OH? by F?. Fluoride anions were incorporated as a part of the brucite like layers not as compensating anions. The resulting adsorptive properties of fluorinated materials are very different than those observed for the fluorine-free sample. The polarity and polarisability parameters were calculated by using dyes and xenon as molecular probes. The hydrogen bond accepting character and acido-basicity are the main properties enhanced because of the fluorination of hydrotalcite-like compounds, helping to diversify adsorption sites for chromophores or water.

Enrique Lima; Heriberto Pfeiffer; Jorge Flores

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient finite element analysis of electric double layer using Nernst-Planck-Poisson equations with a modified stern layer  

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Finite element analysis of electric double layer capacitors using a transient nonlinear Nernst-Planck-Poisson (NPP) model and Nernst-Planck-Poisson-modified Stern layer (NPPMS) model are presented in 1D and 2D. The NPP model provided unrealistic ion...

Lim, Jong Il

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

443

High efficiency photodetectors fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of CdTe quantum dots  

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High efficiency photodetectors fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of CdTe 20 October 2008 We demonstrate high-performance photodetectors from multilayers of CdTe quantum dots. The synthesis of CdTe QDs in aqueous solution using cadmium perchlorate hydrate and Al2Te3 was previously re

Lin, Lih Y.

444

Performance criteria for center layer of triple glazing  

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Performance criteria for center layer of triple glazing Performance criteria for center layer of triple glazing Traditional highly insulating windows are made of three pieces of glass. Alternatively, the center layer can be a thin layer of coated plastic. (See Figure 1). In both cases, the center layer is sealed between two spacers, creating two completely separate spaces, and extending through the edge of the insulating glass unit. Recent research has shown that a simple "convection" barrier, as shown in Figure 2, which does not extend through the edge of the insulating glass unit, is as effective an insulator as traditional designs. Advantages include a simpler and more reliable edge design and potentially reduced manufacturing costs. We have investigated various plastics and edge constraint designs and are now focused on the use of an acrylic layer, between 1mm and 3mm thick. Bent edges will help keep the layer in place (see Figure 3a,b,c). In order to commercialize such a product, several issues remain to be addressed. These issues, as they relate to acrylic, are defined below. Other plastics and designs can still be explored.

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Critical current of a lateral Josephson junction for layered superconductors  

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We have studied the effect of an applied magnetic field Hext on the critical current Ic of a lateral superconducting-insulating-superconducting (S-I-S) Josephson junction between two layered superconductors. In this configuration the layering direction of the superconducting electrodes is parallel to the plane of the junction. We find that the behavior of Ic(Hext) is determined by the parameter ?=jcd0/??j?, where ?? and j? are, respectively, the penetration depth and the interlayer critical current characterizing the bulk superconductors. Also jc is the critical current density between layers on opposite sides of the junction, while d0 is the layer thickness. For ??1 the length scale for field penetration along the direction of the junction is given by ??, leading to the usual Fraunhofer dependence for Ic(Hext). The scenario is vastly different for ??1. In this case the intraelectrode layer couplings are relatively weak and Josephson vortex penetration is found to occur between the layers. The physics of this situation is determined by the standard map. We find that in the absence of an external field Josephson vortices penetrate the structure and form an ordered array. This leads to a value of Ic(0) proportional to the number of layers N. This situation is however upset by a small external field. In this case the vortex distribution acquires an interesting chaotic character which leads to a sizable decrease of the critical current to a value Ic(Hext)? ?N .

Mikhail V. Fistul’ and Gabriele F. Giuliani

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Methods for improved growth of group III nitride buffer layers  

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Methods are disclosed for growing high crystal quality group III-nitride epitaxial layers with advanced multiple buffer layer techniques. In an embodiment, a method includes forming group III-nitride buffer layers that contain aluminum on suitable substrate in a processing chamber of a hydride vapor phase epitaxy processing system. A hydrogen halide or halogen gas is flowing into the growth zone during deposition of buffer layers to suppress homogeneous particle formation. Some combinations of low temperature buffers that contain aluminum (e.g., AlN, AlGaN) and high temperature buffers that contain aluminum (e.g., AlN, AlGaN) may be used to improve crystal quality and morphology of subsequently grown group III-nitride epitaxial layers. The buffer may be deposited on the substrate, or on the surface of another buffer. The additional buffer layers may be added as interlayers in group III-nitride layers (e.g., GaN, AlGaN, AlN).

Melnik, Yurity; Chen, Lu; Kojiri, Hidehiro

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

447

Ocean Barrier Layers’ Effect on Tropical Cyclone Intensification  

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Improving a tropical cyclone's forecast and mitigating its destructive potential requires knowledge of various environmental factors that influence the cyclone's path and intensity. Herein, using a combination of observations and model simulations, we systematically demonstrate that tropical cyclone intensification is significantly affected by salinity-induced barrier layers, which are 'quasi-permanent' features in the upper tropical oceans. When tropical cyclones pass over regions with barrier layers, the increased stratification and stability within the layer reduce storm-induced vertical mixing and sea surface temperature cooling. This causes an increase in enthalpy flux from the ocean to the atmosphere and, consequently, an intensification of tropical cyclones. On average, the tropical cyclone intensification rate is nearly 50% higher over regions with barrier layers, compared to regions without. Our finding, which underscores the importance of observing not only the upper-ocean thermal structure but also the salinity structure in deep tropical barrier layer regions, may be a key to more skillful predictions of tropical cyclone intensities through improved ocean state estimates and simulations of barrier layer processes. As the hydrological cycle responds to global warming, any associated changes in the barrier layer distribution must be considered in projecting future tropical cyclone activity.

Balaguru, Karthik; Chang, P.; Saravanan, R.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Xu, Zhao; Li, M.; Hsieh, J.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

448

NMR of thin layers using a meanderline surface coil  

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A miniature meanderline sensor coil which extends the capabilities of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to provide analysis of thin planar samples and surface layer geometries. The sensor coil allows standard NMR techniques to be used to examine thin planar (or curved) layers, extending NMRs utility to many problems of modern interest. This technique can be used to examine contact layers, non-destructively depth profile into films, or image multiple layers in a 3-dimensional sense. It lends itself to high resolution NMR techniques of magic angle spinning and thus can be used to examine the bonding and electronic structure in layered materials or to observe the chemistry associated with aging coatings. Coupling this sensor coil technology with an arrangement of small magnets will produce a penetrator probe for remote in-situ chemical analysis of groundwater or contaminant sediments. Alternatively, the sensor coil can be further miniaturized to provide sub-micron depth resolution within thin films or to orthoscopically examine living tissue. This thin-layer NMR technique using a stationary meanderline coil in a series-resonant circuit has been demonstrated and it has been determined that the flat meanderline geometry has about he same detection sensitivity as a solenoidal coil, but is specifically tailored to examine planar material layers, while avoiding signals from the bulk.

Cowgill, Donald F. (San Ramon, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of femtosecond and nanosecond laser-induced damage in HfO{sub 2} single-layer film and HfO{sub 2}-SiO{sub 2} high reflector  

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HfO{sub 2} single layers, 800 nm high-reflective (HR) coating, and 1064 nm HR coating were prepared by electron-beam evaporation. The laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDTs) and damage morphologies of these samples were investigated with single-pulse femtosecond and nanosecond lasers. It is found that the LIDT of the HfO{sub 2} single layer is higher than the HfO{sub 2}-SiO{sub 2} HR coating in the femtosecond regime, while the situation is opposite in the nanosecond regime. Different damage mechanisms are applied to study this phenomenon. Damage morphologies of all samples due to different laser irradiations are displayed.

Yuan Lei; Zhao Yuanan; Shang Guangqiang; Wang Chengren; He Hongbo; Shao Jianda; Fan Zhengxiu [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China) and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China) and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

450

USE OF ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION OF FUNCTIONALIZATION OF NANOPOROUS BIOMATERIALS  

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Due to its chemical stability, uniform pore size, and high pore density, nanoporous alumina is being investigated for use in biosensing, drug delivery, hemodialysis, and other medical applications. In recent work, we have examined the use of atomic layer deposition for coating the surfaces of nanoporous alumina membranes. Zinc oxide coatings were deposited on nanoporous alumina membranes using atomic layer deposition. The zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes demonstrated antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These results suggest that atomic layer deposition is an attractive technique for modifying the surfaces of nanoporous alumina membranes and other nanostructured biomaterials.

Brigmon, R.; Narayan, R.; Adiga, S.; Pellin, M.; Curtiss, L.; Stafslien, S.; Chisholm, B.; Monteiro-Riviere, N.; Elam, J.

2010-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

451

Radiography for a Shock-accelerated Liquid Layer  

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This program supported the experimental study of the itneraction of planar shock waves with both solid structures (a single cylinder or a bank of cylinders) and single and multiple liquid layers. Objectives of the study included: characterization of the shock refraction patterns; measurements of the impulsive loading of the solid structures; observation of the response of the liquid layers to shock acceleration; assessment of the shock-mitigation effects of single and multiple liquid layers. The uploaded paper is intended as a final report for the entire funding period. The poster described in the paper won the Best Poster Award at the 25 International Symposium on Shock Waves.

P. Meekunnasombat

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Multi-layer switched reluctance motor to reduce torque ripple  

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A new multi-layer switched reluctance motor (MSRM) having a high starting torque capability with reduced torque ripple and acoustic noise is presented. Measured data and the results of numerical analysis are given to evaluate the motor structure. In the numerical analysis, due to the highly nonlinear nature of the motor, finite element analysis (FEA) is employed. A prototype multi-layer SRM is built and tested in the experimental studies. The obtained test and simulation results show that the multi-layer motor structure has a smooth torque profile with high starting torque and less acoustic noise.

Ferhat Daldaban; Nurettin Ustkoyuncu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Effects of the Spatial Extent of Multiple Harmonic Layers  

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An analytic model for single particle motion in the presence of a wave field and multiple cyclotron harmonics is developed and investigated. The model suggests that even in the absence of Doppler broadening, cyclotron harmonic layers have finite spatial extent. This allows for particles to interact with more than one harmonic layer simultaneously, provided the layers are tightly packed. The latter phenomenon is investigated in the context of the model using symplectic mapping techniques. Then the model behavior is compared with numerical simulations of neutral beam particle trajectories in NSTX using the full-orbit code SPIRAL.

Burby, J. W.; Kramer, G. J.; Phillips, C. K.; Valeo, E. J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

454

Threshold Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence (TPEPICO) Studies: The Road to ? 0.1 kJ/mol Thermochemistry  

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The threshold photoelectron photoion coincidence (TPEPICO) technique is utilized to investigate the dissociation dynamics and thermochemistry of energy selected medium to large organic molecular ions. The reactions include parallel and consecutive steps that are modeled with the statistical theory in order to extract dissociation onsets for multiple dissociation paths. These studies are carried out with the aid of molecular orbital calculations of both ions and the transition states connecting the ion structure to their products. The results of these investigations yield accurate heats of formation of ions, free radicals, and stable molecules. In addition, they provide information about the potential energy surface that governs the dissociation process. Isomerization reactions prior to dissociation are readily inferred from the TPEPICO data.

Baer, Tomas [University of North Carolina

2013-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

455

Observation of a backward peak in the gamma d ---> pi0 d cross- section near the eta threshold  

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High-quality cross sections for the reaction gamma+d->pi^0+d have been measured using the CLAS at Jefferson Lab over a wide energy range near and above the eta-meson photoproduction threshold. At backward c.m. angles for the outgoing pions, we observe a resonance-like structure near E_gamma=700 MeV. Our model analysis shows that it can be explained by eta excitation in the intermediate state. The effect is the result of the contribution of the N(1535)S_11 resonance to the amplitudes of the subprocesses occurring between the two nucleons and of a two-step process in which the excitation of an intermediate eta meson dominates.

Yordanka Ilieva; Barry Berman; Alexander Kudryavtsev; I.I. Strakovsky; V.E. Tarasov; Moscov Amaryan; Pawel Ambrozewicz; Marco Anghinolfi; G. Asryan; Harutyun Avakian; Hovhannes Baghdasaryan; Nathan Baillie; Jacques Ball; Nathan Baltzell; V. Batourine; Marco Battaglieri; Ivan Bedlinski; Ivan Bedlinskiy; Matthew Bellis; Nawal Benmouna; Angela Biselli; Sylvain Bouchigny; Sergey Boyarinov; Robert Bradford; Derek Branford; William Briscoe; William Brooks; Stephen Bueltmann; Volker Burkert; Cornel Butuceanu; John Calarco; Sharon Careccia; Daniel Carman; Shifeng Chen; Philip Cole; Patrick Collins; Philip Coltharp; Donald Crabb; Volker Crede; R. De Masi; Enzo De Sanctis; Raffaella De Vita; Pavel Degtiarenko; Alexandre Deur; Richard Dickson; Chaden Djalali; Gail Dodge; Joseph Donnelly; David Doughty; Michael Dugger; Oleksandr Dzyubak; Hovanes Egiyan; Kim Egiyan; Latifa Elouadrhiri; Paul Eugenio; Gleb Fedotov; Gerald Feldman; Herbert Funsten; Michel Garcon; Gagik Gavalian; Gerard Gilfoyle; Kevin Giovanetti; Francois-Xavier Girod; John Goetz; Atilla Gonenc; Ralf Gothe; Keith Griffioen; Michel Guidal; Nevzat Guler; Lei Guo; Vardan Gyurjyan; Kawtar Hafidi; Rafael Hakobyan; F. Hersman; Kenneth Hicks; Ishaq Hleiqawi; Maurik Holtrop; Charles Hyde; Charles Hyde-Wright; David Ireland; Boris Ishkhanov; Eugeny Isupov; Mark Ito; David Jenkins; Hyon-Suk Jo; Kyungseon Joo; Henry Juengst; Narbe Kalantarians; James Kellie; Mahbubul Khandaker; Wooyoung Kim; Andreas Klein; Franz Klein; Mikhail Kossov; Zebulun Krahn; Laird Kramer; V. Kubarovsky; Joachim Kuhn; Sebastian Kuhn; Sergey Kuleshov; Jeff Lachniet; Jean Laget; Jorn Langheinrich; David Lawrence; Kenneth Livingston; Haiyun Lu; Marion MacCormick; Nikolai Markov; Bryan McKinnon; Bernhard Mecking; Mac Mestayer; Curtis Meyer; Tsutomu Mibe; Konstantin Mikhaylov; Marco Mirazita; Rory Miskimen; Viktor Mokeev; Kei Moriya; Steven Morrow; M. Moteabbed; E. Munevar; Gordon Mutchler; Pawel Nadel-Turonski; Rakhsha Nasseripour; Silvia Niccolai; Gabriel Niculescu; Maria-Ioana Niculescu; Bogdan Niczyporuk; Megh Niroula; Rustam Niyazov; Mina Nozar; Mikhail Osipenko; Alexander Ostrovidov; K. Park; Evgueni Pasyuk; Craig Paterson; Joshua Pierce; Nikolay Pivnyuk; Oleg Pogorelko; S. Pozdniakov; John Price; Yelena Prok; Dan Protopopescu; Brian Raue; Giovanni Ricco; Marco Ripani; Barry Ritchie; Federico Ronchetti; Guenther Rosner; Patrizia Rossi; Franck Sabatie; Carlos Salgado; Joseph Santoro; Vladimir Sapunenko; Reinhard Schumacher; Vladimir Serov; Youri Sharabian; Nikolay Shvedunov; Elton Smith; Lee Smith; Daniel Sober; Aleksey Stavinskiy; Samuel Stepanyan; Stepan Stepanyan; Burnham Stokes; Paul Stoler; Steffen Strauch; Mauro Taiuti; David Tedeschi; Ulrike Thoma; Avtandil Tkabladze; Svyatoslav Tkachenko; Clarisse Tur; Maurizio Ungaro; Michael Vineyard; Alexander Vlassov; Lawrence Weinstein; Dennis Weygand; M. Williams; Elliott Wolin; Michael Wood; Amrit Yegneswaran; Lorenzo Zana; Jixie Zhang; Bo Zhao; Zhiwen Zhao

2007-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

456

Low-threshold up-conversion luminescence in ZnxCd1?xS with oxidized surface  

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The process of low-threshold up-conversion luminescence in ZnxCd1?xS crystals of solid solutions (where x=0.5–0.9) with oxidized surface has been studied. It has been proved that the centers of excitation of up-conversion luminescence form from (CdO)n and (ZnO)n clusters adsorbed on the surface of ZnxCd1?xS crystals. It has been experimentally proved that up-conversion luminescence is connected with the formation of quantum wells. The excitation of such luminescence appears under the influence of quanta 1.7–2.0 eV with the density 0.005 W/cm2, as a result of cold Auger process.

Mikhail S. Smirnov; Oleg V. Ovchinnikov; Ekaterina A. Kosyakova; Anatoly N. Latyshev; Alexander F. Klinskikh; Elena P. Tat’yanina; Pavel V. Novikov; Mien Hai

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Method for making photovoltaic devices using oxygenated semiconductor thin film layers  

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A method for making a photovoltaic device is presented. The method includes steps of disposing a window layer on a substrate and disposing an absorber layer on the window layer. Disposing the window layer, the absorber layer, or both layers includes introducing a source material into a deposition zone, wherein the source material comprises oxygen and a constituent of the window layer, of the absorber layer or of both layers. The method further includes step of depositing a film that comprises the constituent and oxygen.

Johnson, James Neil; Albin, David Scott; Feldman-Peabody, Scott; Pavol, Mark Jeffrey; Gossman, Robert Dwayne

2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

458

Self assembled multi-layer nanocomposite of graphene and metal oxide materials  

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Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an electrochemical or energy storage device.

Liu, Jun; Aksay, Ilhan A; Choi, Daiwon; Kou, Rong; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Donghai; Yang, Zhenguo

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

459

Self assembled multi-layer nanocomposite of graphene and metal oxide materials  

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Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an electrochemical or energy storage device.

Liu, Jun; Choi, Daiwon; Kou, Rong; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Donghai; Yang, Zhenguo

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

460

A multiple layer fusion approach on keystroke dynamics  

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In this paper, we present a novel keystroke dynamic recognition system by means of a novel two-layer fusion approach. First, we extract four types of keystroke latency as the feature from ... between two sets of ...

Pin Shen Teh; Andrew Beng Jin Teoh; Connie Tee…

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method Of Transferring A Thin Crystalline Semiconductor Layer  

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layer from one substrate to the other substrate. U.S. Patent No.: 7,153,761 (DOE S-104,967) Patent Application Filing Date: October 3, 2005 Patent Issue Date: December 26, 2006...

462

3-D Thermoconvection in an Anisotropic Inclined Sedimentary Layer  

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......3-D thermoconvection in an anisotropic inclined sedimentary layer...basin generally present an anisotropic structure with maximum permeability...We extend these results to anisotropic media, with anisotropies...are usually embedded in a shale matrix (Busch 1974; Pettijohn......

Anne Ormond; Pierre Genthon

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Ray tracing and amplitude calculation in anisotropic layered media  

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......amplitude calculation in anisotropic layered media M. Sadri...0.3 for moderately anisotropic rocks to 0.3-0...higher for compacted shale formations (Thomsen...Thomsen's (1986) anisotropic parameters were defined......

M. Sadri; M. A. Riahi

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphene interconnects fully encapsulated in layered insulator hexagonal boron nitride  

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We demonstrate improvements in the electrical performance of graphene interconnects with full encapsulation by lattice-matching layered insulator, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). A novel layer-based transfer method is developed to assemble the top passivating layer of h-BN on the graphene surface to construct the h-BN/graphene/h-BN heterostructures. The encapsulated graphene interconnects (EGIs) are characterized and compared with graphene interconnects on either SiO2 or h-BN substrates with no top passivating h-BN layer. We observe significant improvements in both the maximum current density and breakdown voltage in EGIs. Compared with the uncovered structures, EGIs also show an appreciable increase (~67%) in power density at breakdown. These improvements are achieved without degrading the carrier transport characteristics in graphene wires. In addition, EGIs exhibit a minimal environment impact, showing electrical behavior insensitive to ambient conditions.

Nikhil Jain; Chris A Durcan; Robin Jacobs-Gedrim; Yang Xu; Bin Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and evaluation of the reactive virtual node layer  

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Developing software in a wireless, ad hoc environment is an intrinsically difficult problem. One way to mitigate it is to add an abstraction layer between the software and the individual mobile devices. This thesis describes ...

Spindel, Mike (Mike C.)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting structure with layers of niobium nitride and aluminum nitride  

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A superconducting structure is formed by depositing alternate layers of aluminum nitride and niobium nitride on a substrate. Deposition methods include dc magnetron reactive sputtering, rf magnetron reactive sputtering, thin-film diffusion, chemical vapor deposition, and ion-beam deposition. Structures have been built with layers of niobium nitride and aluminum nitride having thicknesses in a range of 20 to 350 Angstroms. Best results have been achieved with films of niobium nitride deposited to a thickness of approximately 70 Angstroms and aluminum nitride deposited to a thickness of approximately 20 Angstroms. Such films of niobium nitride separated by a single layer of aluminum nitride are useful in forming Josephson junctions. Structures of 30 or more alternating layers of niobium nitride and aluminum nitride are useful when deposited on fixed substrates or flexible strips to form bulk superconductors for carrying electric current. They are also adaptable as voltage-controlled microwave energy sources.

Murduck, James M. (Lisle, IL); Lepetre, Yves J. (Lauris, FR); Schuller, Ivan K. (Woodridge, IL); Ketterson, John B. (Evanston, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting structure with layers of niobium nitride and aluminum nitride  

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A superconducting structure is formed by depositing alternate layers of aluminum nitride and niobium nitride on a substrate. Deposition methods include dc magnetron reactive sputtering, rf magnetron reactive sputtering, thin-film diffusion, chemical vapor deposition, and ion-beam deposition. Structures have been built with layers of niobium nitride and aluminum nitride having thicknesses in a range of 20 to 350 Angstroms. Best results have been achieved with films of niobium nitride deposited to a thickness of approximately 70 Angstroms and aluminum nitride deposited to a thickness of approximately 20 Angstroms. Such films of niobium nitride separated by a single layer of aluminum nitride are useful in forming Josephson junctions. Structures of 30 or more alternating layers of niobium nitride and aluminum nitride are useful when deposited on fixed substrates or flexible strips to form bulk superconductors for carrying electric current. They are also adaptable as voltage-controlled microwave energy sources. 8 figs.

Murduck, J.M.; Lepetre, Y.J.; Schuller, I.K.; Ketterson, J.B.

1989-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying Residual Strains in Specimens Prepared by Additive Layer Manufacturing  

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Residual stresses and strains are prevalent in many components, especially those that are made using additive layer manufacturing. The residual strains are superposed onto any ... analysis may lead to inaccurate ...

A. N. Okioga; R. J. Greene; R. A. Tomlinson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a boundary layer ingesting propulsion system  

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This thesis presents an assessment of the aerodynamic performance of an aircraft propulsion system, with embedded engines, in the presence of aircraft fuselage boundary layer ingestion (BLI). The emphasis is on defining ...

Plas, Angélique (Angélique Pascale)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Insights from Thin Layers | Department of Energy  

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super-thin layer at a time, creating opportunities for new innovations -- from better biofuels to new medicines. Proteins are critical to life; they're the body's essential...

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Examining A Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer at Low Reynolds Number  

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The purpose of the current study was to answer several questions related to hypersonic, low Reynolds number, turbulent boundary layers, of which available data related to turbulence quantities is scarce. To that end, a unique research facility...

Semper, Michael Thomas

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterojunction solar cells produced by porous silicon layer transfer technology  

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In this paper, we present the result of heterojunction solar cells based on porous silicon layer transfer technology. a-Si/c-Si structured solar cells were prepared in which the c-Si ... was investigated. The spe...

Zhihao Yue; Honglie Shen; Lei Zhang; Bin Liu; Chao Gao; Hongjie Lv

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium-ion batteries having conformal solid electrolyte layers  

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

Kim, Gi-Heon; Jung, Yoon Seok

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent Vertical Kinetic Energy in the Ocean Mixed Layer  

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Vertical velocities in the ocean boundary layer were measured for two weeks at an open ocean, wintertime site using neutrally buoyant floats. Simultaneous measurements of the surface meteorology and surface waves showed a large variability in ...

Eric A. D'Asaro

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropic Etching and Nanoribbon Formation in Single-Layer Graphene  

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We demonstrate anisotropic etching of single-layer graphene by thermally activated nickel nanoparticles. Using this technique, we obtain sub-10-nm nanoribbons and other graphene nanostructures with edges aligned along a ...

Campos, Leonardo

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Tracer stirring around a meddy: The formation of layering  

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The dynamics of the formation of layering surrounding meddy-like vortex lenses is investigated using Primitive Equation (PE), Quasi Geostrophic (QG) and tracer advection models. Recent in situ data inside a meddy confirmed the formation of highly ...

Thomas Meunier; Claire Ménesguen; Richard Schopp; Sylvie Le Gentil

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Scaling Laws for the Heterogeneously Heated Free Convective Boundary Layer  

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The heterogeneously heated free convective boundary layer (CBL) is investigated by means of dimensional analysis and results from large-eddy simulations (LES) and direct numerical simulations (DNS). The investigated physical model is a CBL that ...

Chiel C. van Heerwaarden; Juan Pedro Mellado; Alberto De Lozar

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global ocean wind power sensitivity to surface layer stability  

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2009 Global ocean wind power sensitivity to surface layer1 May 2009. [ 1 ] Global ocean wind power has recently beenincreases mean global ocean wind power by +58% and À4%,

Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixing Line Analysis of Clouds and Cloudy Boundary Layers  

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The diagnostic study of the thermodynamic structure of nonprecipitating clouds and cloudy boundary layers is formulated using a mixing line and saturation point approach. A parametric model for the mean structure is developed as a tool for ...

Alan K. Betts

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic quantitative NDE of layered media: the inverse problem  

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used. The technique is fully automated and computer-controlled and can be readily used for in-situ NDE applications. Using this technique, the thickness and the wavespeed of the individual layers can be extractedfrom the same measurement, without...

Jaminet, Paul Thomas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements in distribution of meteorological data using application layer multicast  

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in so many applications, the impact of these limitations is often substantial. This thesis removes these limitations by suggesting improvements in the IDD system and the LDM. We present new algorithms for constructing an application-layer data...

Shah, Saurin Bipin

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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SWERA/Climate Layers Information | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Layers Information Climate Layers Information < SWERA Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Climate Layers The climate layers are derived from data provided by NASA's Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resource (POWER) project derived from NASA's climate research to support renewable energy industries. The Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) data set contains solar parameters principally derived from satellite observations and meteorology parameters from an atmospheric model constrained to satellite and sounding observations. It is a 22-year climatology (July 1983- June 2005) on a one-degree latitude by one-degree longitude grid. The global coverage of the SSE data set fills

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Consistent threshold pi0 electro-production at Q^2=0.05, 0.10, and 0.15 GeV^2/c^2  

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New, accurate data are presented on the near threshold p(e,e'p)pi^0 reaction in the range of four-momentum transfers between Q^2=0.05 and 0.15GeV^2/c^2. The data were taken with the spectrometer setup of the A1 Collaboration at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. The complete center of mass solid angle was covered up to a center of mass energy of 4MeV above threshold. These results supersede the previous analysis based on three separate experiments, and are compared with calculations in Heavy Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory and with phenomenological models.

H. Merkel; P. Achenbach; C. Ayerbe Gayoso; M. Ases Antelo; D. Baumann; A. M. Bernstein; R. Böhm; D. Bosnar; M. Ding; M. O. Distler; L. Doria; J. Garcia Llongo; D. W. Higinbotham; G. Jover Mañas; M. Makek; U. Müller; R. Neuhausen; L. Nungesser; R. Pérez Benito; J. Pochodzalla; M. Seimetz; S. Sirca; S. Stave; Th. Walcher; M. Weis

2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers: A Polymer Science Perspective  

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With the approaching commercialization of PEM fuel cell technol., developing active, inexpensive non-precious metal ORR catalyst materials to replace currently used Pt-based catalysts is a necessary and essential requirement in order to reduce the overall system cost. ... Polymer electrolyte membranes were catalyzed by direct application of thin film layers cast from solns. of suspended Pt/C catalyst and solubilized Nafion ionomer. ... Identification of dominant transport mechanisms in PEMFC cathode catalyst layers operated under low RH ...

Steven Holdcroft

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron detectors comprising ultra-thin layers of boron powder  

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High-efficiency neutron detector substrate assemblies comprising a first conductive substrate, wherein a first side of the substrate is in direct contact with a first layer of a powder material having a thickness of from about 50 nm to about 250 nm and comprising .sup.10boron, .sup.10boron carbide or combinations thereof, and wherein a conductive material is in proximity to the first layer of powder material; and processes of making said neutron detector substrate assemblies.

Wang, Zhehul; Morris, Christopher

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric resonances and stochastic layer induced by a phase modulation  

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The Hamiltonian system with phase modulation in a higher harmonic rf cavity is experimentally studied on the IUCF cooler ring. The Poincare maps in the resonant rotating frame are obtained from experimental data and compared with numerical tracking. The formation of the stochastic layer due to the overlap of parametric resonances is discussed. The dependence of the stochastic layer on the voltage of the higher harmonic rf cavity, amplitude and frequency of the phase modulation is studied.

Liu, J.Y.; Ball, M.; Brabson, B. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States). Cyclotron Facility] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase-change-related degradation of catalyst layers in  

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Phase-change-related degradation of catalyst layers in Phase-change-related degradation of catalyst layers in proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells Title Phase-change-related degradation of catalyst layers in proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Hwang, Gi Suk, Hyoungchul Kim, Roger Lujan, Rangachary Mukundan, Dusan Spernjak, Rodney L. Borup, Massoud Kaviany, Moo Hwan Kim, and Adam Z. Weber Journal Electrochimica Acta Volume 95 Pagination 29 - 37 Date Published 4/2013 ISSN 00134686 Keywords degradation, Environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM), Freeze/thaw cycle, Membrane electrode assembly (MEA), Nanostructured thin film (NSTF), Pt/C dispersion Abstract Understanding and optimizing water and thermal management in the catalyst layer of proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells is crucial for performance and durability improvements. This is especially the case at low temperatures, where liquid water and even ice may exist. In this article, the durability of a traditional Pt/C dispersed and a nanostructure thin film (NSTF) membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) are examined under wet/dry and freeze/thaw cycles using both in situ and ex situ experiments. Multiple isothermal cold starts result in a performance degradation for the dispersed MEA, while no such a degradation is found in the NSTF. The results are consistent with stand-alone MEA tests, wherein the dispersed catalyst layer results in an exponential increase in the number and size of cracks until it delaminates from the membrane due to the impact of the freeze/thaw process within the catalyst-layer pores. The NSTF catalyst layer shows minimal crack generation without delamination since the ice forms on top of the layer. The results are useful for understanding degradation due to phase-change containing cycles.

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Understanding Molecular Interactions within Chemically Selective Layered Polymer Assemblies  

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This work focuses on two broad issues. These are (1) the molecular origin of the chemical selectivity achieved with ultrathin polymer multilayers, and (2) how the viscoelastic properties of the polymer layers are affected by exposure to solvent and analytes. These issues are inter-related, and to understand them we need to design experiments that probe both the energetic and kinetic aspects of interfacial adsorption processes. This project focuses on controling the chemical structure, thickness, morphology and sequential ordering of polymer layers bound to interfaces using maleimide-vinyl ether and closely related alternating copolymerization chemistry and efficient covalent cross-linking reactions that allow for layer-by-layer polymer deposition. This chemistry has been developed during the funding cycle of this Grant. We have measure the equilibrium constants for interactions between specific layers within the polymer interfaces and size-controlled, surface-functionalized gold nanoparticles. The ability to control both size and functionality of gold nanoparticle model analytes allows us to evaluate the average “pore size” that characterizes our polymer films. We have measured the “bulk” viscosity and shear modulus of the ultrathin polymer films as a function of solvent overlayer identity using quartz crystal microbalance complex impedance measurements. We have measured microscopic viscosity at specific locations within the layered polymer interfaces with time-resolved fluorescence lifetime and depolarization techniques. We combine polymer, cross-linking and nanoparticle synthetic expertise with a host of characterization techniques, including QCM gravimetry and complex impedance analysis, steady state and time-resolved spectroscopies.

Gary J. Blanchard

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - amplitude double layers Sample Search Results  

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Abstract --This paper deals a double layer and a single layer Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet (FSPM) motors for a fault Summary: Abstract --This paper deals a double layer and a...

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Quantitative differences in tissue surface tension influence zebrafish germ layer positioning  

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Quantitative differences in tissue surface tension influence zebrafish germ layer positioning Eva surface tension, influences spatial positioning between zebrafish germ layer tissues. We show correlates with differences in tissue surface tension. We also show that germ layer tissues from untreated

Jülicher, Frank

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Intermittent Turbulence in the Very Stable Ekman Layer  

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INTERMITTENT TURBULENCE IN THE VERY STABLE EKMAN LAYER This study describes a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of a very stable Ekman layer in which a constant downward heat flux is applied at the lower boundary, thus cooling the fluid above. Numerical experiments were performed in which the strength of the imposed heat flux was varied. For downward heat fluxes above a certain critical value the turbulence becomes intermittent and, as the heat flux increases beyond this value, the flow tends to relaminarize because of the very strong ambient stratification. We adopt Mahrt?s (1999) definition of the very stable boundary layer as a boundary layer in which intermittent, rather than continuous turbulence, is observed. Numerical experiments were used to test various hypothesis of where in ?stability parameter space? the very stable boundary layer is found. These experiments support the findings of Howell and Sun (1999) that the boundary layer will exhibit intermittency and therefore be categorized as ?very stable?, when the stability parameter, z/L, exceeds unity. Another marker for the very stable boundary layer, Derbyshire?s (1990) maximum heat flux criterion, was also examined. Using a case study drawn from the simulations where turbulence intermittency was observed, the mechanism that causes the intermittence was investigated. It was found that patchy turbulence originates from a vigorous inflectional, Ekman-like instability -- a roll cell -- that lifts colder air over warmer air. The resulting convective instability causes an intense burst of turbulence. This turbulence is short-lived because the lifting motion of the roll cell, as well as the roll cell itself, is partially destroyed after the patchy turbulence is generated. Examples of intermittent turbulence obtained from the simulations appear to be consistent with observations of intermittency even though the Reynolds number of the DNS is relatively low (400).

Barnard, James C.

2001-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Nonlinearity in Ar and N2 near the Ionization Threshold J. K. Wahlstrand, Y.-H. Cheng, Y.-H. Chen, and H. M. Milchberg  

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Optical Nonlinearity in Ar and N2 near the Ionization Threshold J. K. Wahlstrand, Y.-H. Cheng, Y measure the nonlinear optical response in argon and nitrogen in a thin gas target to laser intensities.103901 PACS numbers: 42.65.An, 42.65.Jx, 42.65.Re The optical Kerr effect, the intensity-dependent refrac

Milchberg, Howard

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Simulation of micellar-polymer flooding of a layered oil reservoir of nonuniform thickness  

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The dynamics of oil displacement from a layered reservoir of nonuniform thickness consisting of two hydrodynamically connected layers of different absolute permeability is studied. Results of numerical calcula...

N. S. Khabeev; N. A. Inogamov

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of non-axisymmetric scrape-off layer perturbations for controlling tokamak edge plasma profiles and stability  

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A critical requirement for tokamak fusion reactors is the control of the divertor heat load, both the time-averaged value and the impulsive fluxes that accompany edge-localized modes. We propose driving toroidally varying currents through the scrape-off layer (SOL) plasma both to broaden the SOL by inducing radial convection and to control the edge pressure gradient by inducing resonant magnetic perturbations. The generation of additional convective transport via steady-state convective cells or increased turbulence drive requires that the electric potential perturbations exceed a threshold in amplitude that depends on wavelength. The generation of a coherent magnetic perturbation is optimized by choosing the appropriate width and phasing of the biasing region at the target plate in order to optimize the profile of the SOL current. Longer wavelength modes produce a larger effect because they are not sheared as strongly by the magnetic X-point. Generation of the necessary currents is challenging due to the possibly substantial power requirements and the possible need for internal insulators. We analyze passive current-drive mechanisms that rely on puffing and pumping of neutral gas in a toroidally asymmetric fashion using the UEDGE code to model the ITER divertor.

Joseph, Ilon; Cohen, Ronald H.; Rognlien, Thomas D.; Ryutov, Dmitri D. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-637, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hydrogen Embrittlement Threshold in Steel by the Incremental Step Loading Technique  

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1.1 This test method establishes a procedure to measure the susceptibility of steel to a time-delayed failure such as that caused by hydrogen. It does so by measuring the threshold for the onset of subcritical crack growth using standard fracture mechanics specimens, irregular-shaped specimens such as notched round bars, or actual product such as fasteners (2) (threaded or unthreaded) springs or components as identified in SAE J78, J81, and J1237. 1.2 This test method is used to evaluate quantitatively: 1.2.1 The relative susceptibility of steels of different composition or a steel with different heat treatments; 1.2.2 The effect of residual hydrogen in the steel as a result of processing, such as melting, thermal mechanical working, surface treatments, coatings, and electroplating; 1.2.3 The effect of hydrogen introduced into the steel caused by external environmental sources of hydrogen, such as fluids and cleaners maintenance chemicals, petrochemical products, and galvanic coupling in an aqueous enviro...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing the laser-induced damage threshold of single-crystal ZnGeP{sub 2}  

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The laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) of single-crystal zinc germanium phosphide (ZGP), ZnGeP{sub 2}, was increased to 2 J/cm{sup 2} at 2.05 {mu}m and a 10 kHz pulse rate frequency (double the previously measured value of 1 J/cm{sup 2}). This increased LIDT was achieved by improving the polishing of ZGP optical parametric oscillator crystals. Two different polishing techniques were evaluated. Surfaces were characterized using scanning white-light interferometry to determine rms surface roughness and sample flatness. The photon backscatter technique was used to determine the degree of surface and subsurface damage in the sample induced through the fabrication process. The effect of subsurface damage in the samples was studied by removing different amounts of material during polishing for otherwise identical samples. Statistical LIDT was measured using a high-average-power, repetitively Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLF 2.05 {mu}m pump laser. On average, lower surface roughness and photon backscatter measurements were a good indicator of ZGP samples exhibiting higher LIDT. The removal of more material during polishing significantly improved the LIDT of otherwise identical samples, indicating the importance of subsurface damage defects in the LIDT of ZGP.

Zawilski, Kevin T.; Setzler, Scott D.; Schunemann, Peter G.; Pollak, Thomas M. [BAE Systems, Advanced Systems and Technology, P.O. Box 868, MER15-1813, Nashua, New Hampshire 03061-0868 (United States)

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A semi-analytic power balance model for low (L) to high (H) mode transition power threshold  

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We present a semi-analytic model for low (L) to high (H) mode transition power threshold (P{sub th}). Two main assumptions are made in our study. First, high poloidal mode number drift resistive ballooning modes (high-m DRBM) are assumed to be the dominant turbulence driver in a narrow edge region near to last closed flux surface. Second, the pre-transition edge profile and turbulent diffusivity at the narrow edge region pertain to turbulent equipartition. An edge power balance relation is derived by calculating the dissipated power flux through both turbulent conduction and convection, and radiation in the edge region. P{sub th} is obtained by imposing the turbulence quench rule due to sheared E?×?B rotation. Evaluation of P{sub th} shows a good agreement with experimental results in existing machines. Increase of P{sub th} at low density (i.e., the existence of roll-over density in P{sub th} vs. density) is shown to originate from the longer scale length of the density profile than that of the temperature profile.

Singh, R., E-mail: rsingh129@yahoo.co.in [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar 2382 428 (India); Jhang, Hogun [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Kaw, P. K. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar 2382 428 (India); Diamond, P. H. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 (United States); Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0424 (United States); Nordman, H. [Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg (Sweden); Bourdelle, C. [Euratom-CEA Association, CEA/DSM/DRFC, CEA Cadarache F-13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance (France); Loarte, A. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon Sur Verdon, A. 13115 Saint Paul Lez Durance (France)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness effect on laser-induced-damage threshold of indium-tin oxide films at 1064 nm  

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Laser-induced-damage characteristics of commercial indium-tin oxide (ITO) films deposited by DC magnetron sputtering deposition on K9 glass substrates as a function of the film thickness have been studied at 1064 nm with a 10 ns laser pulse in the 1-on-1 mode, and the various mechanisms for thickness effect on laser-induced-damage threshold (LIDT) of the film have been discussed in detail. It is observed that laser-damage-resistance of ITO film shows dramatic thickness effect with the LIDT of the 50-nm ITO film 7.6 times as large as the value of 300 nm film, and the effect of depressed carrier density by decreasing the film thickness is demonstrated to be the primary reason. Our experiment findings indicate that searching transparent conductive oxide (TCO) film with low carrier density and high carrier mobility is an efficient technique to improve the laser-damage-resistance of TCO films based on maintaining their well electric conductivity.

Wang Haifeng; Huang Zhimeng; Zhang Dayong; Luo Fei; Huang Lixian; Li Yanglong; Luo Yongquan; Wang Weiping; Zhao Xiangjie [Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection  

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection Neggers, Roel European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Category: Modeling A new convective boundary layer scheme is presented that is currently being developed for the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Part of the total turbulent flux is modeled through advective mass flux by multiple updrafts, initialized at the surface. Two groups of updrafts are explicitly represented; i) updrafts that never reach their lifting condensation level, and ii) updrafts that condensate and become cloudy. Key new ingredient is the flexibility of the associated updraft area fractions, as a function of model state. As a result, an extra degree of freedom is introduced in the

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A Liquid Layer Solution for the Grid | Department of Energy  

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A Liquid Layer Solution for the Grid A Liquid Layer Solution for the Grid A Liquid Layer Solution for the Grid September 15, 2011 - 2:47pm Addthis The Liquid Metal Battery is comprised of liquid metal electrodes and a liquid electrolyte of differing densities, which allows the liquids to separate and stratify without the need for any solid separator. The Liquid Metal Battery is comprised of liquid metal electrodes and a liquid electrolyte of differing densities, which allows the liquids to separate and stratify without the need for any solid separator. Kristina Pflanz Writer & Contractor, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy What does this mean for me? With its all-liquid design, this battery is much more efficient than today's rechargeable batteries, which use 80-90% of the space to hold