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A geodesic voting shape prior to constrain the level set evolution for the segmentation of tubular  

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A geodesic voting shape prior to constrain the level set evolution for the segmentation of tubular a geodesic voting method to segment tree struc- tures, such as retinal or cardiac blood vessels. Many authors have used minimal cost paths, or similarly geodesics relative to a weight potential P, to find a vessel

Cohen, Laurent

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Effect of prior-deformation on the stability of the intermetallic precipitate in Zircaloy-2  

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Zircaloy-2 is commonly used for cladding tubes in boiling water reactors (BWR`s). The high fluence of neutron irradiation causes microstructural changes which affect corrosion, mechanical properties and irradiation growth. Here, both stress-relieved (SR) and recrystallized (RX) samples irradiated near 300 C to fluences between 1 and 9 {times} 10{sup 21} n/cm{sup 2} (E>1MeV) were examined using analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). The aim was to extend their knowledge or irradiation effects on microstructure by examining the effect of prior-cold-work on the dissolution of intermetallic precipitates in Zircaloy-2. Resulting from prior mechanical deformation and fast neutron irradiation, SR samples contain a high density of -component, mixed line dislocations and ``black dot`` damage. On the other hand, RX samples contain mostly ``black dot`` damage. Pure -dislocations are detected in the high fluence samples in RX materials. For identical irradiation conditions, different degrees of amorphization and dissolution are observed in RX and SR samples. Also, preferential diffusion of solute is observed to occur along -dislocations. These results are discussed in terms of possible interactions between irradiation produced defects, precipitates and solutes.

Huang, P.Y.; Adamson, R.B. [GE Nuclear Energy, Pleasanton, CA (United States). Vallecitos Nuclear Center

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application Level Optimizations for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Stability  

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, a method optimizing energy efficiency by clustering the work- load in a few resources, temporally can help achieve higher energy efficiency and better thermal behavior. 2. METHODS A fundamentalApplication Level Optimizations for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Stability Md. Ashfaquzzaman Khan

Coskun, Ayse

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Some remarks on tree-level vacuum stability in two Higgs doublet models  

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It is proved that the minimum of a general two Higgs doublet models' potential is stable at tree level. A relation between stability and flavour changing neutral currents at tree level is shown.

A. Barroso; P. M. Ferreira; R. Santos

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Prior Knowledge  

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What do you know about Relativistic Lifetimes? What do you know about Relativistic Lifetimes?       Project Home - Prior Knowledge - Project Context - Resources Brainstorm In a small group write down everythingyou know about the applications of energy and momentum in HEP on butcher paper. At the same time write down questions or ideas that you are not sure about on another sheet of paper. After you have 10-20 good items, or just feel it is time to stop, go back and discuss each one. Look for connections between the items. Reorganize them into a diagram . . . this will serve as your first-order conceptual framework for discussing the energy-momentum relationship. These questions build a foundation for investigating this topic: What do we mean by the "lifetime" of a particle? Is it the time for

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Computation of incompressible bubble dynamics with a stabilized finite element level set method  

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Computation of incompressible bubble dynamics with a stabilized finite element level set method. 100 (1992) 335­354] was applied in order to account for surface tension effects. To restrict as surface tension. The capability of the resultant algorithm is demonstrated with two and three dimensional

Frey, Pascal

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Dynamic Stability and Thermodynamic Characterization in an Enzymatic Reaction at the Single Molecule Level  

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In this work we study, at the single molecular level, the thermodynamic and dynamic characteristics of an enzymatic reaction comprising a rate limiting step. We investigate how the stability of the enzyme-state stationary probability distribution, the reaction velocity, and its efficiency of energy conversion depend on the system parameters. We employ in this study a recently introduced formalism for performing a multiscale thermodynamic analysis in continuous-time discrete-state stochastic systems.

Moisés Santillán

2010-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of thermal analysis techniques (TG-DSC) for the characterization of diverse organic municipal waste streams to predict biological stability prior to land application  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermal analysis was used to assess stability and composition of organic matter in three diverse municipal waste streams. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Results were compared with C mineralization during 90-day incubation, FTIR and {sup 13}C NMR. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermal analysis reflected the differences between the organic wastes before and after the incubation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The calculated energy density showed a strong correlation with cumulative respiration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Conventional and thermal methods provide complimentary means of characterizing organic wastes. - Abstract: The use of organic municipal wastes as soil amendments is an increasing practice that can divert significant amounts of waste from landfill, and provides a potential source of nutrients and organic matter to ameliorate degraded soils. Due to the high heterogeneity of organic municipal waste streams, it is difficult to rapidly and cost-effectively establish their suitability as soil amendments using a single method. Thermal analysis has been proposed as an evolving technique to assess the stability and composition of the organic matter present in these wastes. In this study, three different organic municipal waste streams (i.e., a municipal waste compost (MC), a composted sewage sludge (CS) and a thermally dried sewage sludge (TS)) were characterized using conventional and thermal methods. The conventional methods used to test organic matter stability included laboratory incubation with measurement of respired C, and spectroscopic methods to characterize chemical composition. Carbon mineralization was measured during a 90-day incubation, and samples before and after incubation were analyzed by chemical (elemental analysis) and spectroscopic (infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance) methods. Results were compared with those obtained by thermogravimetry (TG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques. Total amounts of CO{sub 2} respired indicated that the organic matter in the TS was the least stable, while that in the CS was the most stable. This was confirmed by changes detected with the spectroscopic methods in the composition of the organic wastes due to C mineralization. Differences were especially pronounced for TS, which showed a remarkable loss of aliphatic and proteinaceous compounds during the incubation process. TG, and especially DSC analysis, clearly reflected these differences between the three organic wastes before and after the incubation. Furthermore, the calculated energy density, which represents the energy available per unit of organic matter, showed a strong correlation with cumulative respiration. Results obtained support the hypothesis of a potential link between the thermal and biological stability of the studied organic materials, and consequently the ability of thermal analysis to characterize the maturity of municipal organic wastes and composts.

Fernandez, Jose M., E-mail: joseman@sas.upenn.edu [Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316 (United States); Plaza, Cesar; Polo, Alfredo [Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Serrano 115 dpdo., 28006 Madrid (Spain); Plante, Alain F. [Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316 (United States)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The stability of low levels of ethylene oxide in gas sampling bags  

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the stability of the EtO and in t, urn the reliabilitt of the monitoring method. Baser. upon findings of numerous bag retention studies with other chemicals it may be assumed that the EtO level in a Ted)ar bag following a period of storage (and or possible.... portable direct reading instrumentation. and charcoal tube monitoring methods Little concern or interest has been given to the use ol Ted lar or anv other type of sample bag monitoring technique even though variations of these techniques are currently...

Swerzenski, Peter

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Phosphate ceramic process for macroencapsulation and stabilization of low-level debris wastes  

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Across the DOE complex, large quantities of contaminated debris and irradiated lead bricks have been accumulated for disposal. Under the US Environmental Protection Agency`s Alternative Treatment Standards, the preferred method of disposal of these wastes is macroencapsulation. Chemically bonded phosphate ceramic (CBPC) is a novel binder that was developed at Argonne National Laboratory to stabilize and solidify various low-level mixed wastes. This binder is extremely strong, dense, and impervious to water. In this investigation, CBPC has been used to demonstrate macroencapsulation of various contaminated debris wastes, including cryofractured debris, lead bricks, lead-lined plastic gloves, and mercury-contaminated crushed glass. This paper describes the fabrication of the waste forms, as well as the results of various characterizations performed on the waste forms. The results show that the simple and low-cost CBPC is an excellent material system for the macroencapsulation of debris wastes.

Singh, D.; Wagh, A.S.; Tlustochowicz, M.; Jeong, S.Y. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.] [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for stabilizing low-level mixed wastes at room temperature  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method to stabilize solid and liquid waste at room temperature is provided comprising combining solid waste with a starter oxide to obtain a powder, contacting the powder with an acid solution to create a slurry, said acid solution containing the liquid waste, shaping the now-mixed slurry into a predetermined form, and allowing the now-formed slurry to set. The invention also provides for a method to encapsulate and stabilize waste containing cesium comprising combining the waste with Zr(OH){sub 4} to create a solid-phase mixture, mixing phosphoric acid with the solid-phase mixture to create a slurry, subjecting the slurry to pressure; and allowing the now pressurized slurry to set. Lastly, the invention provides for a method to stabilize liquid waste, comprising supplying a powder containing magnesium, sodium and phosphate in predetermined proportions, mixing said powder with the liquid waste, such as tritium, and allowing the resulting slurry to set. 4 figs.

Wagh, A.S.; Singh, D.

1997-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for stabilizing low-level mixed wastes at room temperature  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method to stabilize solid and liquid waste at room temperature is provided comprising combining solid waste with a starter oxide to obtain a powder, contacting the powder with an acid solution to create a slurry, said acid solution containing the liquid waste, shaping the now-mixed slurry into a predetermined form, and allowing the now-formed slurry to set. The invention also provides for a method to encapsulate and stabilize waste containing cesium comprising combining the waste with Zr(OH).sub.4 to create a solid-phase mixture, mixing phosphoric acid with the solid-phase mixture to create a slurry, subjecting the slurry to pressure; and allowing the now pressurized slurry to set. Lastly, the invention provides for a method to stabilize liquid waste, comprising supplying a powder containing magnesium, sodium and phosphate in predetermined proportions, mixing said powder with the liquid waste, such as tritium, and allowing the resulting slurry to set.

Wagh, Arun S. (Joliet, IL); Singh, Dileep (Westmont, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics for low-level mixed waste stabilization  

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Novel chemically bonded phosphate ceramics (CBPCs) are being developed and fabricated for low-temperature stabilization and solidification of mixed waste streams which are amenable to conventional high-temperature stabilization processes due to presence of volatiles such as heavy metal chloride and fluorides and/or pyrophorics in the wastes. Phosphates of Mg, Mg-Na and Zr are being developed as candidate matrix materials. In this paper, we present the fabrication procedures of phosphate waste forms using surrogates compositions of three typical mixed wastes streams -- ash, cement sludges, and salts. The performance of the final waste forms such as compression strength, leachability of the contaminants, durability in aqueous environment were conducted. In addition, parameteric studies have been conducted to establish the optimal waste loading in a particular binder system. Based on the results, we present potential applications in the treatment of various mixed waste streams.

Singh, D.; Wagh, A.S.; Cunnane, J.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Mayberry, J.L. [Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryogenic Optical Resonators: A New Tool for Laser Frequency Stabilization at the 1 Hz Level  

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We demonstrate a laser system with a frequency instability of 0.7 Hz for integration times of 20 s, corresponding to 2.3×10-15 fractional instability. This is the lowest short-term instability of any current oscillator. The system uses diode-pumped miniature Nd:YAG lasers stabilized to sapphire Fabry-Pérot reference cavities at liquid helium temperature. Cryogenic optical resonators are promising for precision experiments, such as high-resolution spectroscopy, flywheel oscillators for optical frequency standards, and displacement measurements. As an example, we report a measurement of the ultralow thermal expansion of a sapphire cavity at 1.9 K.

Stefan Seel; Rafael Storz; Giuseppe Ruoso; Jürgen Mlynek; Stephan Schiller

1997-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Institutional Prior Approval System (IPAS) / Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS)  

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Institutional Prior Approval System (IPAS) / Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS) Guidelines System (IPAS) / Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS). This system allows BGSU to provide or Project Directors requesting actions which require IPAS/OPAS review and approval should submit the IPAS

Moore, Paul A.

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Stability of the tree-level vacuum in two Higgs doublet models against charge or CP spontaneous violation  

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We show that in two Higgs doublet models at tree-level the potential minimum preserving electric charge and CP symmetries, when it exists, is the global one. Furthermore, we derived a very simple condition, involving only the coefficients of the quartic terms of the potential, that guarantees spontaneous CP breaking.

P. M. Ferreira; R. Santos; A. Barroso

2004-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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OPERATING EXPERIENCE ON SINGLE AND THREE PASS BOILERS IN THE CANE SUGAR INDUSTRY WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO EROSION AND DRUM WATER LEVEL STABILITY  

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Two boiler designs have recently emerged to suit the present requirements of the cane sugar industry, viz the single pass panel wall unit and the three pass, bottom supported boiler with an open pitch furnace tube construction. The former is less susceptible to erosion compared with the original concept of the three pass boiler. It is believed that the three pass unit in its present form as installed at Tongaat will be effective in reducing erosion in the tube bank. The effect of fuel properties on the performance of boiler plant is considered and it is shown that efficient operation, in addition to improving the utilisation of bagasse, can result in a significant reduction in tube erosion. A relationship is presented for determining dust loadings as a function of the grate heat release rate and the fuel ash content at the furnace and main bank exits. Circulation studies undertaken on both boiler types are presented indicating very similar circulation rates. Shrink and swell characteristics and hence the drum level stability can be related to the volume of water contained in the system and the water plan area in the drum at the steam- water interface. Finally the mechanical design features of the two boiler designs are compared to provide an insight into the design philosophies relating to the two units.

N. Magasiner; D. P. Naude; P. J. Mcintyre

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Hierarchical 3D diffusion wavelet shape priors  

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In this paper, we propose a novel representation of prior knowledge for image segmentation, using diffusion wavelets that can reflect arbitrary continuous interdependencies in shape data. The application of diffusion ...

Langs, Georg

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Bayesian Policy Search with Policy Priors  

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We consider the problem of learning to act in partially observable, continuous-state-and-action worlds where we have abstract prior knowledge about the structure of the optimal policy in the form of a distribution over ...

Wingate, David

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Microsoft Word - LibraryofPriorRulemakings.doc  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Library of Prior Rulemakings Library of Prior Rulemakings List of prior final rules amending the DEAR You may view any of these by accessing http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/retrieve.html and entering the Federal Register document year and page number. Either print this page or write down the year and page number before accessing the GPO page as you will need to insert the year and page number on the Federal Register page. Title Date Page Technical Amendments Security - Drug Testing Defense Priorities and Allocations Technical Revisions Cooperative Audit Strategy Make-or-Buy Elimination Research Misconduct Work for Others Conditional Payment of Fee Motor Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Affirmative Procurement Program National Industrial Security Program Patent Regulations, M&Os

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Visual impact assessment of offshore wind farms and prior experience  

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Energy planners have shifted their attention towards offshore wind power generation and the decision is supported by the public in general, which in the literature has a positive attitude towards offshore wind generation. However, globally only a few offshore wind farms are operating. As more wind farms start operating and more people become experienced with especially the visual impacts from offshore wind farms, the public positive attitude could change if the experienced impacts are different from the initially perceived visual interference. Using a binary logit model, the present paper investigates the relation between different levels of prior experience with visual disamenities from offshore wind farms and perception of visual impacts from offshore wind farms. The differences in prior experience are systematically controlled for sampling respondents living in the areas close to the large scale offshore wind farms Nysted and Horns Rev and by sampling the a group of respondents representing the Danish population, which has little experience with offshore wind farms. Compared to previous results in the literature, the present paper finds that perception of wind power generation is influenced by prior experience. More specifically, the results show that people with experience from offshore wind farms located far from the coast have a significant more positive perception of the visual impacts from offshore wind farms than people with experience from wind farms located closer to the coast. These results are noteworthy on two levels. First of all, the results show that perceptions of offshore wind generation are systematically significantly influenced by prior experience with offshore wind farms. Secondly, and in a policy context, the results indicate that the future acceptance of future offshore wind farms is not independent of the location of existing and new offshore wind farms. This poses for caution in relation to locating offshore wind farms too close to the coast.

Jacob Ladenburg

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Invariant Form for the Prior Probability in Estimation Problems  

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...Invariant Form for the Prior Probability in Estimation Problems...for stating the prior probability in a large class of...invariant form for the prior probability in estimation problems. | Journal Article | Statistics as Topic | STATISTICS...

1946-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of in situ oil shale retorts prior to ignition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and system for characterizing a vertical modified in situ oil shale retort prior to ignition of the retort. The retort is formed by mining a void at the bottom of a proposed retort in an oil shale deposit. The deposit is then sequentially blasted into the void to form a plurality of layers of rubble. A plurality of units each including a tracer gas cannister are installed at the upper level of each rubble layer prior to blasting to form the next layer. Each of the units includes a receiver that is responsive to a coded electromagnetic (EM) signal to release gas from the associated cannister into the rubble. Coded EM signals are transmitted to the receivers to selectively release gas from the cannisters. The released gas flows through the retort to an outlet line connected to the floor of the retort. The time of arrival of the gas at a detector unit in the outlet line relative to the time of release of gas from the cannisters is monitored. This information enables the retort to be characterized prior to ignition.

Turner, Thomas F. (Laramie, WY); Moore, Dennis F. (Laramie, WY)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND THE CREATION OF ``VIRTUAL'' EXAMPLES  

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PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND THE CREATION OF ``VIRTUAL'' EXAMPLES FOR RBF NETWORKS 1 Federico Girosi some prior knowledge on the learning target are available. Examples of prior knowledge are smoothness and/or space scale. Most of the existing learning schemes do not make use of prior knowledge

Poggio, Tomaso

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Spin Stability  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Stability Stability of Asymmetrically Charged Plasma Dust I. H. Hutchinson Plasma Science and Fusion Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA Recently it has been reported that, under some circumstances, dust particles sus- pended in the sheath edge are observed to spin [1, 2, 3]. The present paper shows that there is a natural electrostatic mechanism that should cause even perfectly spherical par- ticles in a perfectly irrotational, magnetic-field-free flowing plasma to spin. The stability criterion and the final spin state are obtained[4]. When the particle is made of an insulating material, it can support potential dif- ferences around its surface. In the limit of zero conductivity, and ignoring all charging effects other than electron or ion collection, the surface charge density accumulates in such a way as to bring the local electric current density to zero.

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Laser Stabilization  

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This book chapter covers the basics of the field of stabilizing lasers to optical frequency references such as optical cavities and molecular transitions via the application of servo control systems. These discussions are given with reference to the real-life frequency metrology experienced in Hall-Labs (now Ye-Labs), JILA, University of Colorado. The subjects covered include: the basics of control system stability, a discussion of both the theoretical and experimental limitations, an outline of optical cavity susceptibility to environmental noise, and a brief introduction to the use and limitations of molecular transitions as frequency references.

Hall, John L.; Taubman, Matthew S.; Ye, Jun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilization of compactible waste  

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This report summarizes the results of series of experiments performed to determine the feasibility of stabilizing compacted or compactible waste with polymers. The need for this work arose from problems encountered at disposal sites attributed to the instability of this waste in disposal. These studies are part of an experimental program conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) investigating methods for the improved solidification/stabilization of DOE low-level wastes. The approach taken in this study was to perform a series of survey type experiments using various polymerization systems to find the most economical and practical method for further in-depth studies. Compactible dry bulk waste was stabilized with two different monomer systems: styrene-trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TMPTMA) and polyester-styrene, in laboratory-scale experiments. Stabilization was accomplished by wetting or soaking compactible waste (before or after compaction) with monomers, which were subsequently polymerized. Three stabilization methods are described. One involves the in-situ treatment of compacted waste with monomers in which a vacuum technique is used to introduce the binder into the waste. The second method involves the alternate placement and compaction of waste and binder into a disposal container. In the third method, the waste is treated before compaction by wetting the waste with the binder using a spraying technique. A series of samples stabilized at various binder-to-waste ratios were evaluated through water immersion and compression testing. Full-scale studies were conducted by stabilizing two 55-gallon drums of real compacted waste. The results of this preliminary study indicate that the integrity of compacted waste forms can be readily improved to ensure their long-term durability in disposal environments. 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Franz, E.M.; Heiser, J.H. III; Colombo, P.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge  

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Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge Andrew F. Heckler is identified for some questions. When a problem potentially elicits prior knowledge that is contrary to scientific knowledge, e.g. a scientific "misconception", it is found that the concrete representation invokes

Heckler, Andrew F.

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Virtual Reading Room prior to 2000 | National Nuclear Security  

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prior to 2000 | National Nuclear Security prior to 2000 | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Virtual Reading Room prior to 2000 Home > About Us > Our Operations > NNSA Office of General Counsel > Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) > Virtual Reading Room prior to 2000 Virtual Reading Room prior to 2000 Printer-friendly version Printer-friendly version

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Combining prior day contours to improve automated prostate segmentation  

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

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

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Process to upgrade coal liquids by extraction prior to hydrodenitrogenation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Oxygen compounds are removed, e.g., by extraction, from a coal liquid prior to its hydrogenation. As a result, compared to hydrogenation of such a non-treated coal liquid, the rate of nitrogen removal is increased.

Schneider, Abraham (Overbrook Hills, PA); Hollstein, Elmer J. (Wilmington, DE); Janoski, Edward J. (Havertown, PA); Scheibel, Edward G. (Media, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Decisions Using Likelihood Information Without Prior Probabilities  

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This paper presents a decision-theoretic approach to statistical inference that satisfies the Likelihood Principle (LP) without using prior information. Unlike the Bayesian approach, which also satisfies LP, we do not ...

Giang, Phan H.; Shenoy, Prakash P.

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Presentation: Introduction to Current & Prior Studies of the DOE Laboratories  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A briefing to the Comission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories on current and prior studies of the DOE Laboratories delivered by Mark Taylor, Susannah Howieson, and...

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Prior-based artifact correction (PBAC) in computed tomography  

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Purpose: Image quality in computed tomography (CT) often suffers from artifacts which may reduce the diagnostic value of the image. In many cases, these artifacts result from missing or corrupt regions in the projection data, e.g., in the case of metal, truncation, and limited angle artifacts. The authors propose a generalized correction method for different kinds of artifacts resulting from missing or corrupt data by making use of available prior knowledge to perform data completion. Methods: The proposed prior-based artifact correction (PBAC) method requires prior knowledge in form of a planning CT of the same patient or in form of a CT scan of a different patient showing the same body region. In both cases, the prior image is registered to the patient image using a deformable transformation. The registered prior is forward projected and data completion of the patient projections is performed using smooth sinogram inpainting. The obtained projection data are used to reconstruct the corrected image. Results: The authors investigate metal and truncation artifacts in patient data sets acquired with a clinical CT and limited angle artifacts in an anthropomorphic head phantom data set acquired with a gantry-based flat detector CT device. In all cases, the corrected images obtained by PBAC are nearly artifact-free. Compared to conventional correction methods, PBAC achieves better artifact suppression while preserving the patient-specific anatomy at the same time. Further, the authors show that prominent anatomical details in the prior image seem to have only minor impact on the correction result. Conclusions: The results show that PBAC has the potential to effectively correct for metal, truncation, and limited angle artifacts if adequate prior data are available. Since the proposed method makes use of a generalized algorithm, PBAC may also be applicable to other artifacts resulting from missing or corrupt data.

Heußer, Thorsten, E-mail: thorsten.heusser@dkfz-heidelberg.de; Brehm, Marcus [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Ritschl, Ludwig [Ziehm Imaging GmbH, Donaustraße 31, 90451 Nürnberg (Germany)] [Ziehm Imaging GmbH, Donaustraße 31, 90451 Nürnberg (Germany); Sawall, Stefan; Kachelrieß, Marc [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany and Institute of Medical Physics, Friedrich–Alexander–University (FAU) of Erlangen–Nürnberg, Henkestraße 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany)] [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany and Institute of Medical Physics, Friedrich–Alexander–University (FAU) of Erlangen–Nürnberg, Henkestraße 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Finding a Minimally Informative Dirichlet Prior Distribution Using Least Squares  

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In a Bayesian framework, the Dirichlet distribution is the conjugate distribution to the multinomial likelihood function, and so the analyst is required to develop a Dirichlet prior that incorporates available information. However, as it is a multiparameter distribution, choosing the Dirichlet parameters is less straight-forward than choosing a prior distribution for a single parameter, such as p in the binomial distribution. In particular, one may wish to incorporate limited information into the prior, resulting in a minimally informative prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data. In the case of binomial p or Poisson, the principle of maximum entropy can be employed to obtain a so-called constrained noninformative prior. However, even in the case of p, such a distribution cannot be written down in closed form, and so an approximate beta distribution is used in the case of p. In the case of the multinomial model with parametric constraints, the approach of maximum entropy does not appear tractable. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on constrained minimization of a least-squares objective function, which leads to a minimally informative Dirichlet prior distribution. The alpha-factor model for common-cause failure, which is widely used in the United States, is the motivation for this approach, and is used to illustrate the method. In this approach to modeling common-cause failure, the alpha-factors, which are the parameters in the underlying multinomial aleatory model for common-cause failure, must be estimated from data that is often quite sparse, because common-cause failures tend to be rare, especially failures of more than two or three components, and so a prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data is needed.

Dana Kelly; Corwin Atwood

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prior BG/P Driver Information | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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Intrepid/Challenger/Surveyor Intrepid/Challenger/Surveyor Introducing Challenger Quick Reference Guide System Overview BG/P Driver Information Prior BG/P Driver Information Internal Networks Machine Environment FAQs Block and Job State Documentation Machine Partitions Data Transfer Data Storage & File Systems Compiling and Linking Queueing and Running Jobs Debugging and Profiling Performance Tools and APIs IBM References Software and Libraries Tukey Eureka / Gadzooks Policies Documentation Feedback Please provide feedback to help guide us as we continue to build documentation for our new computing resource. [Feedback Form] Prior BG/P Driver Information Prior BGP Driver Information This page contains information about the drivers and efixes currently installed on the ALCF resources Intrepid and Surveyor, as well as

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Non-Facility Contractor Prior Performance, IG-0857  

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Non-Facility Contractor Prior Non-Facility Contractor Prior Performance DOE/IG-0857 October 2011 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 28, 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Non-Facility Contractor Prior Performance" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Department of Energy obligated approximately $89 billion during Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010, through various contracts and financial assistance awards, including contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Holding contractors accountable for past performance is an important tool for making sure that the Federal government and the taxpayers that it represents, receive good value from its contracts. To determine whether a prospective

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Quintessence in a quandary: Prior dependence in dark energy models  

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The archetypal theory of dark energy is quintessence: a minimally coupled scalar field with a canonical kinetic energy and potential. By studying random potentials, we show that quintessence imposes a restricted set of priors on the equation of state of dark energy. Focusing on the commonly used parametrization, w(a)?w0+wa(1?a), we show that there is a natural scale and direction in the (w0,wa) plane that distinguishes quintessence as a general framework. We calculate the expected information gain for a given survey and show that, because of the nontrivial prior information, it is a function of more than just the figure of merit. This allows us to make a quantitative case for novel survey strategies. We show that the scale of the prior sets target observational requirements for gaining significant information. This corresponds to a figure of merit FOM?200, a requirement that future galaxy redshift surveys will meet.

David J.?E. Marsh; Philip Bull; Pedro G. Ferreira; Andrew Pontzen

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability Breakout Session  

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Breakout Session Breakout Session I Chemical Stability * What are the Reactions? i. Products must be identified (loss of IEC is not enough) ii. Establish reaction mechanism(s) iii. Measure the kinetics II Reaction of membrane with OH - /HCO 3 - /CO 3 2- at various hydration levels - nucleophilicity and basicity of anion species i. Cations a) Small molecule analogues b) Effects of hydration state and temperature c) Cation design R 4 N + ???? Families of cations * Ammoniums * Guanadiniums * Sulfoniums * Phosphoniums [problematic] * Phosphazeniums II Reaction with OH - /HCO 3 - /CO 3 2- and Hydration levels (cont'd) ii. Tethers - Link to cation - Link to backbone - Spacers (in between) iii. Backbone a) Hydrocarbon - Structure - Functional makeup b) Fluoropolymer III Reactive O 2 Species HOO - /H

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Baseline Hydrologic Studies in the Lower Elwha River Prior to  

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After the removal of two large, longstanding dams on the Elwha River, Washington, the additional loadChapter 4 4 Chapter Baseline Hydrologic Studies in the Lower Elwha River Prior to Dam Removal characteristics of the river and estuary before dam removal, several hydrologic data sets were collected

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updated slides: http://sideinfo.wikkii.com Rich Prior Knowledge  

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updated slides: http://sideinfo.wikkii.com Rich Prior Knowledge in Learning for NLP Gregory Druck, Kuzman Ganchev, João Graça updated slides: http://sideinfo.wikkii.com 1 1 #12;updated slides: http://sideinfo.wikkii.com Goal: Build a Statistical NLP System · ` 2 2 #12;updated slides: http://sideinfo.wikkii.com Goal: Build

Taskar, Ben

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Stability of the market for electrical energy  

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The objective of this paper has been to develop a model of the demand and supply of electrical energy at the individual utility level. Using the model developed, the stability of the market was then investigated....

Noel D. Uri

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prior Lake, Minnesota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Prior Lake, Minnesota: Energy Resources Prior Lake, Minnesota: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 44.7132969°, -93.4227274° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.7132969,"lon":-93.4227274,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Conditioning of carbonaceous material prior to physical beneficiation  

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A carbonaceous material such as coal is conditioned by contact with a supercritical fluid prior to physical beneficiation. The solid feed material is contacted with an organic supercritical fluid such as cyclohexane or methanol at temperatures slightly above the critical temperature and pressures of 1 to 4 times the critical pressure. A minor solute fraction is extracted into critical phase and separated from the solid residuum. The residuum is then processed by physical separation such as by froth flotation or specific gravity separation to recover a substantial fraction thereof with reduced ash content. The solute in supercritical phase can be released by pressure reduction and recombined with the low-ash, carbonaceous material.

Warzinski, Robert P. (Venetia, PA); Ruether, John A. (McMurray, PA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of statistical prior image constrained compressed sensing (PICCS): II. Application to dose reduction  

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Purpose: The ionizing radiation imparted to patients during computed tomography exams is raising concerns. This paper studies the performance of a scheme called dose reduction using prior image constrained compressed sensing (DR-PICCS). The purpose of this study is to characterize the effects of a statistical model of x-ray detection in the DR-PICCS framework and its impact on spatial resolution. Methods: Both numerical simulations with known ground truth and in vivo animal dataset were used in this study. In numerical simulations, a phantom was simulated with Poisson noise and with varying levels of eccentricity. Both the conventional filtered backprojection (FBP) and the PICCS algorithms were used to reconstruct images. In PICCS reconstructions, the prior image was generated using two different denoising methods: a simple Gaussian blur and a more advanced diffusion filter. Due to the lack of shift-invariance in nonlinear image reconstruction such as the one studied in this paper, the concept of local spatial resolution was used to study the sharpness of a reconstructed image. Specifically, a directional metric of image sharpness, the so-called pseudopoint spread function (pseudo-PSF), was employed to investigate local spatial resolution. Results: In the numerical studies, the pseudo-PSF was reduced from twice the voxel width in the prior image down to less than 1.1 times the voxel width in DR-PICCS reconstructions when the statistical model was not included. At the same noise level, when statistical weighting was used, the pseudo-PSF width in DR-PICCS reconstructed images varied between 1.5 and 0.75 times the voxel width depending on the direction along which it was measured. However, this anisotropy was largely eliminated when the prior image was generated using diffusion filtering; the pseudo-PSF width was reduced to below one voxel width in that case. In the in vivo study, a fourfold improvement in CNR was achieved while qualitatively maintaining sharpness; images also had a qualitatively more uniform noise spatial distribution when including a statistical model. Conclusions: DR-PICCS enables to reconstruct CT images with lower noise than FBP and the loss of spatial resolution can be mitigated to a large extent. The introduction of statistical modeling in DR-PICCS may improve some noise characteristics, but it also leads to anisotropic spatial resolution properties. A denoising method, such as the directional diffusion filtering, has been demonstrated to reduce anisotropy in spatial resolution effectively when it was combined with DR-PICCS with statistical modeling.

Lauzier, Pascal Theriault; Chen Guanghong [Medical Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser stabilization using spectral hole burning  

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We have frequency stabilized a Coherent CR699-21 dye laser to a transient spectral hole on the 606 nm transition in Pr^{+3}:Y_2SiO_5. A frequency stability of 1 kHz has been obtained on the 10 microsecond timescale together with a long-term frequency drift below 1 kHz/s. RF magnetic fields are used to repopulate the hyperfine levels allowing us to control the dynamics of the spectral hole. A detailed theory of the atomic response to laser frequency errors has been developed which allows us to design and optimize the laser stabilization feedback loop, and specifically we give a stability criterion that must be fulfilled in order to obtain very low drift rates. The laser stability is sufficient for performing quantum gate experiments in Pr^{+3}:Y_2SiO_5.

L. Rippe; B. Julsgaard; A. Walther; S. Kröll

2006-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback stabilization initiative  

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

NONE

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RCRA facility stabilization initiative  

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

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1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oil price stabilization and global welfare  

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Abstract Oil price stabilization polices are adopted extensively in developing countries. Some argue that developed economies, especially the US, may gain from these policies through trade. This paper studies this issue in a two-country model with dollar currency pricing. We find that the optimal level of oil price stabilization chosen by developing countries and its implications for global welfare depend critically on whether monetary policy can effectively respond to oil shocks. In an environment without monetary shocks, when optimal monetary policies are considered, there is no role for oil price stabilization in developing countries. However, to make the oil price stabilization policy redundant, optimal monetary policy is not necessary. Some non-optimal endogenous monetary policies satisfying certain conditions can also make the developing countries choose zero oil price stabilization. The results change when there are monetary shocks. Even with optimal monetary policies, the developing countries will choose a positive level of oil price stabilization. However, due to dollar currency pricing, the US actually loses from the stabilization policy. Our results are well supported by the quantitative analysis in a full-fledged dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model.

Qing Liu; Kang Shi; Zhouheng Wu; Juanyi Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferrocyanide tank waste stability  

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Ferrocyanide wastes were generated at the Hanford Site during the mid to late 1950s as a result of efforts to create more tank space for the storage of high-level nuclear waste. The ferrocyanide process was developed to remove [sup 137]CS from existing waste and newly generated waste that resulted from the recovery of valuable uranium in Hanford Site waste tanks. During the course of research associated with the ferrocyanide process, it was recognized that ferrocyanide materials, when mixed with sodium nitrate and/or sodium nitrite, were capable of violent exothermic reaction. This chemical reactivity became an issue in the 1980s, when safety issues associated with the storage of ferrocyanide wastes in Hanford Site tanks became prominent. These safety issues heightened in the late 1980s and led to the current scrutiny of the safety issues associated with these wastes, as well as current research and waste management programs. Testing to provide information on the nature of possible tank reactions is ongoing. This document supplements the information presented in Summary of Single-Shell Tank Waste Stability, WHC-EP-0347, March 1991 (Borsheim and Kirch 1991), which evaluated several issues. This supplement only considers information particular to ferrocyanide wastes.

Fowler, K.D.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Parameterization, Prior Distributions, and the General Time-Reversible Model in Bayesian Phylogenetics  

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Bayesian phylogenetic methods require the selection of prior probability distributions for all parameters of the model of evolution. These distributions allow one to incorporate prior information into a Bayesian analysis, ...

Zwickl, Derrick J.; Holder, Mark T.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for stabilization of coal liquid fractions  

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Coal liquid fractions to be used as fuels are stabilized against gum formation and viscosity increases during storage, permitting the fuel to be burned as is, without further expensive treatments to remove gums or gum-forming materials. Stabilization is accomplished by addition of cyclohexanol or other simple inexpensive secondary and tertiary alcohols, secondary and tertiary amines, and ketones to such coal liquids at levels of 5-25% by weight with respect to the coal liquid being treated. Cyclohexanol is a particularly effective and cost-efficient stabilizer. Other stabilizers are isopropanol, diphenylmethanol, tertiary butanol, dipropylamine, triethylamine, diphenylamine, ethylmethylketone, cyclohexanone, methylphenylketone, and benzophenone. Experimental data indicate that stabilization is achieved by breaking hydrogen bonds between phenols in the coal liquid, thereby preventing or retarding oxidative coupling. In addition, it has been found that coal liquid fractions stabilized according to the invention can be mixed with petroleum-derived liquid fuels to produce mixtures in which gum deposition is prevented or reduced relative to similar mixtures not containing stabilizer.

Davies, Geoffrey (Boston, MA); El-Toukhy, Ahmed (Alexandria, EG)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilized radio frequency quadrupole  

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Disclosed is a long-vane stabilized radio frequency resonator for accelerating charged particles and including means defining a radio frequency resonator cavity, a plurality of long vanes mounted in the defining means for dividing the cavity into sections, and means interconnecting opposing ones of the plurality of vanes for stabilizing the resonator. 5 figs.

Lancaster, H.D.; Fugitt, J.A.; Howard, D.R.

1984-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Stability Of Formohydroxamic Acid  

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The thermal stability of formohydroxamic acid (FHA) was evaluated to address the potential for exothermic decomposition during storage and its use in the uranium extraction process. Accelerating rate calorimetry showed rapid decomposition at a temperature above 65 {degree}?C; although, the rate of pressure rise was greater than two orders of magnitude less than the lower bound for materials which have no explosive properties with respect to transportation. FHA solutions in water and nitric acid did not reach runaway conditions until 150 {degree}?C. Analysis by differential scanning calorimetry showed that FHA melted at 67 {degree}?C and thermally decomposed at 90 {degree}?C with an enthalpy of -1924 J/g. The energics of the FHA thermal decomposition are comparable to those measured for aqueous solutions of hydroxylamine nitrate. Solid FHA should be stored in a location where the temperature does not exceed 20-25 {degree}?C. As a best practice, the solid material should be stored in a climate-controlled environment such as a refrigerator or freezer. FHA solutions in water are not susceptible to degradation by acid hydrolysis and are the preferred way to handle FHA prior to use.

Fondeur, F. F.; Rudisill, T. S.

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental spheromak MHD stability studies  

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The n = 1 tilt and radial shift instability of spheromaks is shown to be stabilized by the use of conducting wall (rwrs?1.2) and stabilization coils.

G.C. Goldenbaum; H. Bruhns; C. Chin-Fatt; Y.P. Chong; A.W. DeSilva; H.R. Griem; G.W. Hart; R.A. Hess; J.H. Irby; R.S. Shaw; Z.Y. Zhu

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an automated diagnostic system for BWR stability measurements  

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An algorithm capable of automatically evaluating BWR stability has been developed. Main advantages are: Conservative estimate (asymptotic), adjusts to solve difficult conditions, confidence level, and error estimate. The apparent decay ratio (DR) is not a conservative estimate of the reactor stability. The asymptotic decay ratio must be used. Long enough record lengths must be used to reduce the uncertainty of the estimated DR.

March-Leuba, J.; Smith, C.M.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ideal Stabilization Mikhail Nesterenko  

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StabilizationLegitimate #12;Questions · Existence ? · Construction ? · Composition ? · Implementation vs Mappings Program #12;Leader Election L L L L L L L L #12;Leader Election L L #12;Leader Election L L #12

Nesterenko, Mikhail

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MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform | Open Energy  

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MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Aqua Magnetics Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Reciprocating Device Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform SECOP consists of submersible hulls supporting a raised work platform containing a number of AMI s reciprocating electric generators Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 34:44.5 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from

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Company Level Imports  

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All Petroleum & Other Liquids Reports All Petroleum & Other Liquids Reports Company Level Imports With Data for September 2013 | Release Date: November 27, 2013 | Next Release Date: December 30, 2013 | XLS Previous Issues Month: September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 prior issues Go September 2013 Import Highlights Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in September 2013 has been released and it shows that two countries exported more than 1 million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 75 percent of United States crude oil imports in September while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 92 percent of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of US crude

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Federal Energy Management Program Procedure for Notifying Congress Prior to Award of ESPCs  

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Document displays the Federal Energy Management Program’s Procedure for notifying Congress prior to awarding energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs)

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anion-exchange chromatography prior Sample...  

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temperature. 2 12;Table 2. Buffers for Anion-Exchange... and biochemistry and their removal from biological samples. Chromatography Pre-Runs Prior to loading the sample......

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Priors in Bayesian Learning of Phonological Rules Sharon Goldwater and Mark Johnson  

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Priors in Bayesian Learning of Phonological Rules Sharon Goldwater and Mark Johnson Department johnson}@brown.edu Abstract This paper describes a Bayesian procedure for un- supervised learning

Edinburgh, University of

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Solid low-level radioactive waste radiation stability studies  

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properties and condition; on the other, on the specific features of thermal and radiation influences on it (Spitsyn et al. 1983). For the average composition of the fission products going to wastes repositories, the mean energy of irradiation may vary from... to the container determines, in part, the life of the container. Cormsion studies of containers by solidified wastes has indicated no problem areas in limited measurements to date; however very long-term effects have not been evaluated. The useful life...

Williams, Arnold Andre?

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tree-Level Vacuum Stability in Multi Higgs Models  

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In the most general model with two Higgs doublets, if a minimum that preserves the $U(1)_{em}$ symmetry exists, then charge breaking (CB) minima cannot occur. The depth of the potential at a stationary point that breaks CB or CP, relative to the $U(1)_{em}$ preserving minimum, is proportional to the squared mass of the charged or pseudoscalar Higgs, respectively.

A. Barroso; P. M. Ferreira; R. Santos

2005-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Charged Vacuum Bubble Stability  

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A type of scenario is considered where electrically charged vacuum bubbles, formed from degenerate or nearly degenerate vacuua separated by a thin domain wall, are cosmologically produced due to the breaking of a discrete symmetry, with the bubble charge arising from fermions residing within the domain wall. Stability issues associated with wall tension, fermion gas, and Coulombic effects for such configurations are examined. The stability of a bubble depends upon parameters such as the symmetry breaking scale and the fermion coupling. A dominance of either the Fermi gas or the Coulomb contribution may be realized under certain conditions, depending upon parameter values.

J. R. Morris

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Pull-Push Level Sets: A new term to encode prior knowledge for the segmentation of teeth images  

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segmentation from 2D images of dental plaster cast models is a difficult problem because it is necessary is a desirable goal.2 In principle, this could be done by studing a 2-D image of a dental plaster cast model of a plaster cast of a dental arch. dealing with merging of different contours into a single one (which

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The Phylogenetic Indian Buffet Process: A Non-Exchangeable Nonparametric Prior for Latent Features  

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The Phylogenetic Indian Buffet Process: A Non-Exchangeable Nonparametric Prior for Latent Features- exchangeable prior for a class of nonparametric latent feature models. Our point of departure is the In- dian. In this stochastic process--the Phylogenetic Indian Buffet Process (pIBP)--the probability that a diner chooses

Jordan, Michael I.

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Bayesian Common Spatial Patterns with Dirichlet Process Priors for Multi-Subject EEG Classification  

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patterns (CSP) or probabilistic CSP (PCSP) are widely used for extracting discriminative features from EEG. In this paper, we present a method for Bayesian CSP with Dirichlet process (DP) priors, where spatial patterns with existing PCSP and Bayesian CSP methods with a single prior distribution. I. INTRODUCTION

Choi, Seungjin

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Tests of Cs-137 removal from DWPF samples prior to analysis  

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) will be used to encapsulate high-level radioactive waste into borosilicate glass at the Savannah River Site. To ensure that the process streams will be blended in the right proportions to produce durable glass, process control analyses will be performed in a laboratory in the DWPF. The high radioactivity of DWPF samples will require that sample preparation, including dissolution and dilution of samples, be performed in shielded cells. However the final analyses will be made with instruments and spectrometers contained in unshielded fume hoods. The primary radiation concern is the exposure to y-rays from the decay of Cs-137 after samples are removed from the shielded cells. Since there are several methods available for removing Cs-137 from samples, investigations were made into removing Cs-137 from DWPF samples prior to analysis in order to reduce worker exposure. Results are presented of the efficiency of various Cs-137 removal techniques and the effects of these techniques on analytical precision and accuracy.

Dewberry, R.A.; Coleman, C.J.

1994-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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T-697: Google Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107 Multiple Security  

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97: Google Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107 Multiple Security 97: Google Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities T-697: Google Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities August 19, 2011 - 3:02pm Addthis PROBLEM: Attackers can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser or cause denial-of-service conditions; other attacks may also be possible. PLATFORM: Cross Platform: Google Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107: Versions and Vulnerabilities (Details) ABSTRACT: Attackers can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser or cause denial-of-service conditions; other attacks may also be possible. The Chromium Projects Security Overview. reference LINKS: SecurityFocus: Google Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Prior-free Mechanisms The big challenge that separates mechanism design from (non-game-theoretic) optimization  

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Chapter 6 Prior-free Mechanisms The big challenge that separates mechanism design from (non and the designer suggests that there must be a completely prior-free theory of mechanism design. Intuitively, the class of good prior-free mechanisms should be smaller than the class of good prior

Fiat, Amos

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Stabilized chromium oxide film  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Stabilized air-oxidized chromium films deposited on high-power klystron ceramic windows and sleeves having a thickness between 20 and 150.ANG. are useful in lowering secondary electron emission yield and in avoiding multipactoring and window failure due to overheating. The ceramic substrate for the film is chosen from alumina, sapphire or beryllium oxide.

Garwin, Edward L. (Los Altos, CA); Nyaiesh, Ali R. (Palo Alto, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orbit Stabilization of Nanosat  

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An algorithm is developed to control a pulsed {Delta}V thruster on a small satellite to allow it to fly in formation with a host satellite undergoing time dependent atmospheric drag deceleration. The algorithm uses four short thrusts per orbit to correct for differences in the average radii of the satellites due to differences in drag and one thrust to symmetrize the orbits. The radial difference between the orbits is the only input to the algorithm. The algorithm automatically stabilizes the orbits after ejection and includes provisions to allow azimuthal positional changes by modifying the drag compensation pulses. The algorithm gives radial and azimuthal deadbands of 50 cm and 3 m for a radial measurement accuracy of {+-} 5 cm and {+-} 60% period variation in the drag coefficient of the host. Approaches to further reduce the deadbands are described. The methodology of establishing a stable orbit after ejection is illustrated in an appendix. The results show the optimum ejection angle to minimize stabilization thrust is upward at 86{sup o} from the orbital velocity. At this angle the stabilization velocity that must be supplied by the thruster is half the ejection velocity. An ejection velocity of 0.02 m/sat 86{sup o} gives an azimuthal separation after ejection and orbit stabilization of 187 m. A description of liquid based gas thrusters suitable for the satellite control is included in an appendix.

JOHNSON,DAVID J.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of the aether  

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The requirements for stability of a Lorentz violating theory are analyzed. In particular we conclude that Einstein-aether theory can be stable when its modes have any phase velocity, rather than only the speed of light as was argued in a recent paper.

William Donnelly and Ted Jacobson

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilized chromium oxide film  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Stabilized air-oxidized chromium films deposited on high-power klystron ceramic windows and sleeves having a thickness between 20 and 150A are useful in lowering secondary electron emission yield and in avoiding multipactoring and window failure due to overheating. The ceramic substrate for the film is chosen from alumina, sapphire or beryllium oxide.

Nyaiesh, A.R.; Garwin, E.L.

1986-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of the aether  

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The requirements for stability of a Lorentz violating theory are analyzed. In particular we conclude that Einstein-aether theory can be stable when its modes have any phase velocity, rather than only the speed of light as was argued in a recent paper.

Donnelly, William; Jacobson, Ted [Center for Fundamental Physics, Department of Physics, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, 20742-4111 (United States)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sputter deposited barrier coatings on SiC monofilaments for use in reactive metallic matrices—III. Microstructural stability in composites based on magnesium and titanium  

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An examination has been made of the chemical stability of SiC monofilaments, with and without sputtered coatings intended to produce diffusion barrier layers of Y2O3, in contact with matrices of MgLi alloy (up to 400°C) and Ti (up to 1000°C). Even very thin layers were found to offer some protection in the MgLi alloy, under conditions such that the uncoated fibres suffered catastrophic embrittlement by penetration of Li into the grain boundaries. Yttrium-coated fibres in a Ti matrix were found to exhibit only marginally improved stability when compared with uncoated fibres. The probable explanation for this has been identified as a tendency for Y to penetrate into the SiC fibre before a stable Y2O3 layer could form, although high hydrogen levels in the Ti matrix (absorbed during composite fabrication) may also have impaired the interfacial stability in much of the material examined. Fibre preoxidation prior to Y coating was found to inhibit this Y penetration into the fibre material, allowing a Y2O3 barrier layer to form in situ. This barrier layer has been shown to offer considerable fibre protection.

R.R. Kieschke; C.M. Warwick; T.W. Clyne

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A technique for estimating 4D-CBCT using prior knowledge and limited-angle projections  

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Purpose: To develop a technique to estimate onboard 4D-CBCT using prior information and limited-angle projections for potential 4D target verification of lung radiotherapy.Methods: Each phase of onboard 4D-CBCT is considered as a deformation from one selected phase (prior volume) of the planning 4D-CT. The deformation field maps (DFMs) are solved using a motion modeling and free-form deformation (MM-FD) technique. In the MM-FD technique, the DFMs are estimated using a motion model which is extracted from planning 4D-CT based on principal component analysis (PCA). The motion model parameters are optimized by matching the digitally reconstructed radiographs of the deformed volumes to the limited-angle onboard projections (data fidelity constraint). Afterward, the estimated DFMs are fine-tuned using a FD model based on data fidelity constraint and deformation energy minimization. The 4D digital extended-cardiac-torso phantom was used to evaluate the MM-FD technique. A lung patient with a 30 mm diameter lesion was simulated with various anatomical and respirational changes from planning 4D-CT to onboard volume, including changes of respiration amplitude, lesion size and lesion average-position, and phase shift between lesion and body respiratory cycle. The lesions were contoured in both the estimated and “ground-truth” onboard 4D-CBCT for comparison. 3D volume percentage-difference (VPD) and center-of-mass shift (COMS) were calculated to evaluate the estimation accuracy of three techniques: MM-FD, MM-only, and FD-only. Different onboard projection acquisition scenarios and projection noise levels were simulated to investigate their effects on the estimation accuracy.Results: For all simulated patient and projection acquisition scenarios, the mean VPD (±S.D.)/COMS (±S.D.) between lesions in prior images and “ground-truth” onboard images were 136.11% (±42.76%)/15.5 mm (±3.9 mm). Using orthogonal-view 15°-each scan angle, the mean VPD/COMS between the lesion in estimated and “ground-truth” onboard images for MM-only, FD-only, and MM-FD techniques were 60.10% (±27.17%)/4.9 mm (±3.0 mm), 96.07% (±31.48%)/12.1 mm (±3.9 mm) and 11.45% (±9.37%)/1.3 mm (±1.3 mm), respectively. For orthogonal-view 30°-each scan angle, the corresponding results were 59.16% (±26.66%)/4.9 mm (±3.0 mm), 75.98% (±27.21%)/9.9 mm (±4.0 mm), and 5.22% (±2.12%)/0.5 mm (±0.4 mm). For single-view scan angles of 3°, 30°, and 60°, the results for MM-FD technique were 32.77% (±17.87%)/3.2 mm (±2.2 mm), 24.57% (±18.18%)/2.9 mm (±2.0 mm), and 10.48% (±9.50%)/1.1 mm (±1.3 mm), respectively. For projection angular-sampling-intervals of 0.6°, 1.2°, and 2.5° with the orthogonal-view 30°-each scan angle, the MM-FD technique generated similar VPD (maximum deviation 2.91%) and COMS (maximum deviation 0.6 mm), while sparser sampling yielded larger VPD/COMS. With equal number of projections, the estimation results using scattered 360° scan angle were slightly better than those using orthogonal-view 30°-each scan angle. The estimation accuracy of MM-FD technique declined as noise level increased.Conclusions: The MM-FD technique substantially improves the estimation accuracy for onboard 4D-CBCT using prior planning 4D-CT and limited-angle projections, compared to the MM-only and FD-only techniques. It can potentially be used for the inter/intrafractional 4D-localization verification.

Zhang, You [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Yin, Fang-Fang; Ren, Lei [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Segars, W. Paul [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiology, Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiology, Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States)

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Stability of Coupling Algorithms  

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INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1 A. Approaches to solving a coupled system . . . . . . . . . . . 3 B. Common terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C. Classi cation of coupling algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1... equal, cA = cB = mA = mB = 1 and with dissipation, = 0:5 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 26 10 Conditional stability observed with cA > cB. The material prop- erties: cA = 100; cB = 1; mA = mB = 1; = 1 : : : : : : : : : : : : : 27 11 An unstable...

Akkasale, Abhineeth

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved roof stabilization technologies  

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Decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) activities require that personnel have access to all areas of structures, some of which are more than 40 years old. In many cases, these structures have remained in a standby condition for up to 10 years; few preventative maintenance activities have been performed on them because of lack of funding or a defined future plan of action. This situation has led to deteriorated building conditions, resulting in potential personnel safety hazards. In addition, leaky roofs allow water to enter the buildings, which can cause the spread of contamination and increase building deterioration, worsening the already unsafe working conditions. To ensure worker safety and facilitate building dismantlement, the assessment of roof stabilization techniques applicable to US Department of Energy (DOE) structures has become an important issue. During Fiscal year 1997 (FY97), a comprehensive reliability-based model for the structural stabilization analysis of roof system in complex structures was developed. The model consists of three major components: a material testing method, a deterministic structural computer model, and a reliability-based optimization, and probabilistic analyses of roof structures can be implemented. Given site-specific needs, this model recommends the most appropriate roof stabilization system. This model will give not only an accurate evaluation of the existing roof system in complex structures, but it will also be a reliable method to aid the decision-making process. This final report includes in its appendix a Users` Manual for the Program of Deterministic and Reliability Analysis of Roof Structures.

Ebadian, M.A.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Breast Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Tomography prior to Treatment  

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...Imaging Predicting Breast Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Tomography prior to Treatment Shudong Jiang 1 * Brian W. Pogue...Medicine, Hanover, New Hampshire. Purpose: To determine whether pretreatment biomarkers...

Shudong Jiang; Brian W. Pogue; Peter A. Kaufman; Jiang Gui; Michael Jermyn; Tracy E. Frazee; Steven P. Poplack; Roberta DiFlorio-Alexander; Wendy A. Wells; Keith D. Paulsen

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Premonitory changes in seismicity prior to the Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of December 26, 2004  

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We studied changes in seismicity in a source region of the Sumatra earthquake prior to the earthquake on 26 December 2004. Rate increases were detected for earthquakes of M ? 5.0 using the ETAS method, with the a...

M. Imoto; N. Yamamoto

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ligand placement based on prior structures: the guided ligand-replacement method  

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A new module, Guided Ligand Replacement (GLR), has been developed in Phenix to increase the ease and success rate of ligand placement when prior protein-ligand complexes are available.

Klei, H.E.

2013-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Office of Sponsored Programs Institutional Prior Approval System (IPAS)  

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System (IPAS) Research and training awards normally require prior sponsor approvals for certain types: TYPE OF TRANSACTION IPAS IS REQUIRED 1. Pre-award Costs Incurrence - Obligations and expenditures may

Fork, Richard

85

Occurrence and Stability of Glaciations in Geologic Time  

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sheets and implies the relative stability toward deglaciation. CO 2 levels are indispensable in controlling the initiation of ice sheet in the Cretaceous. At low CO 2 levels, ice sheets exist in all periods no matter LGM or the last interglacial (LIG...

Zhuang, Kelin

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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De-Confusing blended field images using graphs and bayesian priors  

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We present a new technique for overcoming confusion noise in deep far-infrared \\Herschel space telescope images making use of prior information from shorter $\\lambdadistribution function of fluxes subject to these priors through Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) sampling by fitting the image. Assuming we can predict FIR flux of sources based on ultraviolet-optical part of their SEDs to within an order of magnitude, the simulations show that we can obtain reliable fluxes and uncertainties...

Safarzadeh, Mohammadtaher; Lu, Yu; Inami, Hanae; Somerville, Rachel S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Stabilizing quantum information  

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The dynamical-algebraic structure underlying all the schemes for quantum information stabilization is argued to be fully contained in the reducibility of the operator algebra describing the interaction with the environment of the coding quantum system. This property amounts to the existence of a nontrivial group of symmetries for the global dynamics. We provide a unified framework that allows us to build systematically additional classes of error correcting codes and noiseless subsystems. It is shown that by using symmetrization strategies one can artificially produce noiseless subsystems supporting universal quantum computation.

Paolo Zanardi

2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative Study of Vibration Stability at Operating Light Source Facilities and Lessons Learned in Achieving NSLS II Stability Goals  

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In an effort to ensure that the stability goals of the NSLS II will be met once the accelerator structure is set on the selected BNL site a comprehensive evaluation of the ground vibration observed at existing light source facilities has been undertaken. The study has relied on measurement data collected and reported by the operating facilities as well as on new data collected in the course of this study. The primary goal of this comprehensive effort is to compare the green-field conditions that exist in the various sites both in terms of amplitude as well as frequency content and quantify the effect of the interaction of these accelerator facilities with the green-field vibration. The latter represents the ultimate goal of this effort where the anticipated motion of the NSLS II ring is estimated prior to its construction and compared with the required stability criteria.

Simos,N.; Fallier, M.; Amick, H.

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductor stability 90: A review  

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This paper reviews some recent developments in the field of stability of superconductors. The main topics dealt with are hydrodynamic phenomena in cable-in-conduit superconductors, namely, multiple stability, quench pressure, thermal expulsion, and thermal hydraulic quenchback, traveling normal zones in large, composite conductors, such as those intended for SMES, and the stability of vapor-cooled leads made of high-temperature superconductors. 31 refs., 5 figs.

Dresner, L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for  

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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development Agency/Company /Organization: German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Sector: Land, Climate Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.forclime.org/images/stories/RECOFTC-GIZ_FPIC_in_REDD_2011.pdf UN Region: South-Eastern Asia, "Pacific" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Review of Status of Prior Export Control Recommendations at the Department  

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Status of Prior Export Control Recommendations at the Status of Prior Export Control Recommendations at the Department of Energy, INS-O-07-01 Review of Status of Prior Export Control Recommendations at the Department of Energy, INS-O-07-01 The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2000 provided that beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, the President shall annually submit to Congress a report by the Inspectors General of, at a minimum, the Departments of Energy (Energy), Commerce (Commerce), Defense (Defense), and State (State) of the policies and procedures of the United States Government with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military application to countries and entities of concern. To date, the Energy Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued 7 reports under this requirement and has

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Stability of 114298 Against Fission  

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The formalism of Siemens and Bethe concerning the stability of 114298 gives different conclusions depending on the mass formula used in obtaining the fissionability parameter.

Cheuk-Yin Wong

1967-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

93

Aerodynamic Drag and Gyroscopic Stability  

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This paper describes the effects on aerodynamic drag of rifle bullets as the gyroscopic stability is lowered from 1.3 to 1.0. It is well known that a bullet can tumble for stability less than 1.0. The Sierra Loading Manuals (4th and 5th Editions) have previously reported that ballistic coefficient decreases significantly as gyroscopic stability, Sg, is lowered below 1.3. These observations are further confirmed by experiments reported here. Measured ballistic coefficients were compared with gyroscopic stabilities computed using the Miller Twist Rule for nearly solid metal bullets with uniform density and computed using the Courtney-Miller formula for plastic-tipped bullets. The relationship between Sg and drag may be used to test the applicability of existing gyroscopic stability formulas for given bullet designs and to evaluate the accuracy of alternate formulas in cases where the existing stability formulas are not as accurate. The most definitive test of formulas predicting stability will always be observation of whether bullets tumble under given conditions. However, observations of drag changes provide valuable supplemental information because they suggest changes in stability as conditions change. Use of a continuous variable (drag) rather than a binary variable (tumbling) allows insight into stability over a range of conditions where the binary variable does not change.

Elya R. Courtney; Michael W. Courtney

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Order relations and prior distributions in the estimation of multivariate normal parameters with partial data  

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ORDER RELATIONS AND PRIOR DISTRIBU 'IONS IN 1:-IE ESTXYJiTION OF MULTIVARIATE NOPSLAL PARAI'E&iTiS NI~N PARTIAL DATA A Thesis by ABDUL MAJID HA?ZA AL-NASZR Submitt d o the Grad. nate College oi' Texas UM Univ rsity in partial fu' fillment . f... as to style and content by: Chairman oi Committee Head oF Department ?'? Aug st 1968 ABS ~~CT Order Relations and Prior Distributions in the Bstimation of Multivariate Normal Parameters with Part'al Data. (August 1)68) Abdul Madrid Hamza Al-N!asir B...

Al-Nasir, Abdul Majid Hamza

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

95

WHAT DO THREAT LEVELS AND RESPONSE LEVELS MEAN? THREAT LEVELS  

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WHAT DO THREAT LEVELS AND RESPONSE LEVELS MEAN? THREAT LEVELS: The UK Threat Level is decided by the Government's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC). It is the system to assess the threat to the UK from Threat Levels: Low - an attack is unlikely Moderate - an attack is possible, but not likely Substantial

Edinburgh, University of

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Stabilized radio-frequency quadrupole  

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A long-vane stabilized radio frequency resonator for accelerating charged particles and including means defining a radio frequency resonator cavity, a plurality of long vanes mounted in the defining means for dividing the cavity into sections, and means interconnecting opposing ones of the plurality of vanes for stabilizing the resonator.

Lancaster, H.D.; Fugitt, J.A.; Howard, D.R.

1982-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTITATIVE STABILITY ANALYSIS OF STOCHASTIC ...  

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? is said to be lower semi-continuous (lsc for short) at ¯x ? X if and only if ..... It is also known as a distance of probability measures having ?-structure, see [45] ...... In order to compare the previous novel stability result for two-stage models ...... Quantitative stability in stochastic programming: The method of probability metrics ...

2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Application to Particle Accelerator Beam Stabilization Glenn Decker  

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the the Measurement of Noise with Application to Particle Accelerator Beam Stabilization Glenn Decker Advanced Photon Source Accelerator Systems Division December 1998 LS-273 1 1.0 Introduction One of the most important figures of merit for a synchrotron radiation source, once speci- fied beam intensity and energy have been achieved, is charged particle beam stability. While a sig- nificant effort has been expended at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) to reduce or eliminate undesirable sources of beam motion, it will be necessary to employ active feedback to stabilize the user photon beams to the very stringent levels required. This becomes especially important when one considers that transverse beam stability is generally quoted as a fraction of beam dimensions. Since source brightness tends to be inversely proportional to these transverse dimen-

99

Fuzzy Classification of Genome Sequences Prior to Assembly Based on Similarity Measures*  

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Fuzzy Classification of Genome Sequences Prior to Assembly Based on Similarity Measures* Sara number: 0447416). Abstract - Nucleotide sequencing of genomic data is an important step towards building into the overall genome. However, the existence of insertions, deletions and substitutions can complicate

Nicolescu, Monica

100

Using physics-based priors in a Bayesian algorithm to enhance infrasound source location  

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......propagation catalogues using a comprehensive set of atmospheric scenarios, extracting...enhanced priors; as applied to: (1) a set of events recorded across a regional...by expanding the parameter space to cover a richer set of parameters that can include station-specific......

Omar Marcillo; Stephen Arrowsmith; Rod Whitaker; Dale Anderson; Alexandra Nippress; David N. Green; Douglas Drob

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian method with empirically fitted priors for the evaluation of environmental radioactivity: application to  

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of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Keywords: a priori knowledge; Bayesian statistics; CTBT; environmental1/22 A Bayesian method with empirically fitted priors for the evaluation of environmental to the effective presence of a radionuclide is still widely made on the basis of a classic hypothesis test. However

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Learning to Segment Dense Cell Nuclei with Shape Prior Xinghua Lou1  

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global optimality of graph cut [16, 4]. Our work was inspired by studies on nuclear structure which show to the graph cut framework that incorporates a "blob"-like shape prior. The corresponding energy terms approximate the true boundary but is subject to high computational cost and oth- er issues like under

Hamprecht, Fred A.

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Environmental Science Minor The following prerequisites must be completed prior to application  

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Management CEES 4114 Aquatic Chemistry or CEES 4324/5324 Environmental Biology and Ecology Plus one Environmental Science Minor The following prerequisites must be completed prior or Physics 2414 15 ­ 16 hours required to complete the minor, including: CEES 2313 Water Quality

Oklahoma, University of

104

Bayesian fMRI Data Analysis with Sparse Spatial Basis Function Priors  

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Bayesian fMRI Data Analysis with Sparse Spatial Basis Function Priors Guillaume Flandin a,,1 correlation in the data. The spatial aspect of the hemodynamic response is usually taken into account indirectly, i.e. not modelled explicitly, by spatially smoothing the data with a fixed Gaussian kernel

Penny, Will

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Using microbial desalination cells to reduce water salinity prior to reverse Maha Mehanna,a  

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in the middle chamber, the MDC also has characteristics of a reverse electrodialysis (RED) processUsing microbial desalination cells to reduce water salinity prior to reverse osmosis Maha Mehanna the energy efficiency of a downstream reverse osmosis (RO) desalination system. We investigated here the use

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Multi-energy CT Based on a Prior Rank, Intensity and Sparsity Model (PRISM)  

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Multi-energy CT Based on a Prior Rank, Intensity and Sparsity Model (PRISM) Hao Gao1 , Hengyong Yu2 spectrum. Besides, the energy-dependent intensity information can be incorporated into the PRISM in terms on the generalized rank and sparsity of a multi-energy image, and intensity/spectral characteristics of base

Soatto, Stefano

107

Stabilizer for motor vehicle  

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This patent describes a stabilizer for a motor vehicle comprising: a rod-shaped torsion section extending in the transverse direction of a motor vehicle; a pair of arm sections continuous with both ends of the torsion section and extending in the longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle; a first member attached to the torsion section or at least one of the arm sections and formed with an axially penetrating cylindrical bore; a columnar second member inserted in the bore of the first member; at least one coil spring disposed between the inner peripheral surface of the bore of the first member and the outer peripheral surface of the second member and wound around the second member, at least one end of the coil spring being a free end; an operating member connected to the free end of the coil spring, at least a part of the operating member being located outside the first member; and drive means coupled to the operating member and adapted to apply a force in a direction such that the diameter of the coil spring is increased or reduced.

Takadera, I.; Kuroda, S.

1986-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative sludge stabilization method  

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Sludge is generated in many water and wastewater treatment processes, both biological and physical/chemical. Examples include biological sludges from sanitary and industrial wastewater treatment operations and chemical sludges such as those produced when metals are removed from metal plating wastewater. Even some potable water plants produce sludge, such as when alum is used as a flocculating agent to clarify turbid water. Because sludge is produced from such a variety of operations, different techniques have been developed to remove water from sludges and reduce the sludge volume and mass, thus making the sludge more suitable for recovery or disposal. These techniques include mechanical (e.g., filter presses), solar (sludge drying beds), and thermal. The least expensive of these methods, neglecting land costs, involves sludge drying beds and lagoons. The solar method was widely used in sewage treatment plants for many years, but has fallen in disfavor in the US; mechanical and thermal methods have been preferred. Since environmental remediation often requires managing sludges, this article presents a discussion of a variation of sludge lagoons known as evaporative sludge stabilization. Application of this process to the closure of two 2.5 acre (10117 m{sup 2}) hazardous waste surface impoundments will be discussed. 1 ref., 2 figs.

Riggenbach, J.D.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration Stabilization of a Mechanical Model of a X-Band Linear Collider Final Focus Magnet  

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The small beam sizes at the interaction point of a X-band linear collider require mechanical stabilization of the final focus magnets at the nanometer level. While passive systems provide adequate performance at many potential sites, active mechanical stabilization is useful if the natural or cultural ground vibration is higher than expected. A mechanical model of a room temperature linear collider final focus magnet has been constructed and actively stabilized with an accelerometer based system.

Frisch, Josef; Chang, Allison; Decker, Valentin; Doyle, Eric; Eriksson, Leif; Hendrickson, Linda; Himel, Thomas; Markiewicz, Thomas; Partridge, Richard; Seryi, Andrei; /SLAC

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion imaging of cerebral white matter in persons who stutter: evidence for network-level anomalies  

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Deficits in brain white matter have been a main focus of recent neuroimaging studies on stuttering. However, no prior study has examined brain connectivity on the global level of the cerebral cortex in persons who stutter ...

Cai, Shanqing

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Field investigation of keyblock stability  

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

Yow, J.L. Jr.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ mercury stabilization  

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BNL Royalty Project Internal Status Report. The funds from the allotment of royalty income were used to experimentally explore feasibility of related, potential new techniques based on the Environmental Sciences Department successful technology licensed for the ex situ treatment of mercury. Specifically, this work is exploring the concept of using Sulfur Polymer Cement (SPC) in an in situ application to stabilize and/or remove mercury (Hg) from surficial soil. Patent disclosure forms have been filed for this process. Soil was artificially spiked with 500 ppm Hg and a series of experiments were set up in which SPC rods were placed in the center of a mass of this soil. Some experiments were conducted at 20 C and others at 50 C. After times ranging from 11 to 24 days, these experiments were opened, photographed and the soil was sampled from discrete locations in the containers. The soil and SPC samples were analyzed for Fe and Hg by x-ray fluorescence. The Hg profile in the soil was significantly altered, with concentrations along the outer edge of the soil reduced by as much as 80% from the starting concentration. Conversely, closer to the treatment rod containing SPC, concentrations of Hg were significantly increased over the original concentration. Preliminary results for elevated temperature sample are shown graphically in Figure 2. Apparently the Hg had migrated toward the SPC and reacted with sulfur to form Hg S. This appears to be a reaction between gaseous phases of both S and Hg, with Hg having a greater vapor pressure. The concentration of low solubility HgS (i.e., low leaching properties) developed within 11 days at 50 C and 21 days at 20 C, confirming the potential of this concept.

Fuhrmann, M.; Kalb, P.; Adams, J.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pathway and Stability of Protein Folding  

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...research-article Pathway and Stability of Protein Folding Alan R. Fersht Mark Bycroft...experimental approach to the problem of protein folding and stability which measures...helices. Pathway and stability of protein folding. | We describe an experimental...

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brief paper: Adaptive robust stabilization of continuous casting  

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Continuous casting processes can suffer from a disturbance effect, called ''dynamic bulging'', that causes large oscillations of the mold level, significantly reduces the quality of the final product and may cause instability and damages. In this paper ... Keywords: Adaptive systems, Continuous casting, Disturbance rejection, Stability of linear plants, Time-delay systems

Christian Furtmüller; Patrizio Colaneri; Luigi del Re

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum Stability in two-Higgs doublet models  

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In this work we review the status of tree-level vacuum stability in general two-Higgs doublet models. We also discuss the problem of Normal minima in some classes of potentials. In some of these potentials, Normal minima can coexist leading to potentially dangerous physic scenarios as, for instance, a two step spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Nuno Barros e Sa; Augusto Barroso; Pedro Ferreira; Rui Santos

2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods and system for subsurface stabilization using jet grouting  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods and systems are provided for stabilizing a subsurface area such as a buried waste pit for either long term storage, or interim storage and retrieval. A plurality of holes are drilled into the subsurface area with a high pressure drilling system provided with a drill stem having jet grouting nozzles. A grouting material is injected at high pressure through the jet grouting nozzles into a formed hole while the drill stem is withdrawn from the hole at a predetermined rate of rotation and translation. A grout-filled column is thereby formed with minimal grout returns, which when overlapped with other adjacent grout-filled columns encapsulates and binds the entire waste pit area to form a subsurface agglomeration or monolith of grout, soil, and waste. The formed monolith stabilizes the buried waste site against subsidence while simultaneously providing a barrier against contaminate migration. The stabilized monolith can be left permanently in place or can be retrieved if desired by using appropriate excavation equipment. The jet grouting technique can also be utilized in a pretreatment approach prior to in situ vitrification of a buried waste site. The waste encapsulation methods and systems are applicable to buried waste materials such as mixed waste, hazardous waste, or radioactive waste.

Loomis, Guy G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Weidner, Jerry R. (Iona, ID); Farnsworth, Richard K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Gardner, Bradley M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jessmore, James J. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion...

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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

Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of...

119

EXISTENCE AND STABILITY RESULTS BASED ON ASYMPTOTIC ...  

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Abstract. This work is devoted to the study of existence and stability results of semidefi- .... work some stability results formerly proven in [4, 7, 21, 22] for linear,

2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

120

LEACHING BEHAVIOR OF PETROLEUM CONTAMINATED SOILS STABILIZED WITH HIGH CARBON CONTENT FLY ASH  

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1 LEACHING BEHAVIOR OF PETROLEUM CONTAMINATED SOILS STABILIZED WITH HIGH CARBON CONTENT FLY ASH the stabilization of petroleum- contaminated soils (PCSs) using another recycled material, high carbon content fly; however, the level of petroleum contamination has a significant effect on the leaching properties

Aydilek, Ahmet

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Irradiation Stability of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Ion irradiation of carbon nanotubes is a tool that can be used to achieve modification of the structure. Irradiation stability of carbon nanotubes was studied by ion and electron bombardment of the samples. Different ion species at various energies...

Aitkaliyeva, Assel

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

122

Stabilization and Global Climate Policy  

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Academic and political debates over long-run climate policy often invoke “stabilization” of atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs), but only rarely are non-CO2 greenhouse gases addressed explicitly. Even ...

Sarofim, Marcus C.

123

Microsoft PowerPoint - PNNL-Prior ODS work 1.pptx  

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MA957 at PNNL for Fast MA957 at PNNL for Fast Reactor Application: Prior Work (to 2000) Presented by Curt Lavender K. S. Weil and G. J. Grant "Fe- Based ODS Alloys: Role and Future Applications" November 17-18, 2010 University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Outline * Discussion of work performed prior 2000 * ODS MA957 for Liquid Metal Reactor Cladding tubes * Supplier development - to develop multiple sources for tubing * Security of supply for reactor operations * Characterization of ODS MA 957 * Production validation * NDE - not discussed * End closure joining - EM pulse joining was qualified - not discussed * Where ODS may be headed * What may be done to speed qualification Motivation/Objective * Motivation: US DOE sponsored work to develop improved fuel cladding materials for liquid fast metal

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Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2011 and Prior Reference Case Projections  

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Annual Energy Outlook Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2011 and Prior Reference Case Projections March 2012 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration | AEO Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2011 and Prior Reference Case Projections i This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or

125

Quintessence in a quandary: On prior dependence in dark energy models  

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The archetypal theory of dark energy is quintessence: a minimally coupled scalar field with a canonical kinetic energy and potential. By studying random potentials we show that quintessence imposes a restricted set of priors on the equation of state of dark energy. Focusing on the commonly-used parametrisation, $w(a)\\approx w_0+w_a(1-a)$, we show that there is a natural scale and direction on the $(w_0, w_a)$ plane that distinguishes quintessence as a general framework. We calculate the expected information gain for a given survey and show that, because of the non-trivial prior information, it is a function of more than just the figure of merit. This allows us to make a quantitative case for novel survey strategies.

Marsh, David J E; Ferreira, Pedro G; Pontzen, Andrew

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Fitting a sum of exponentials to lattice correlation functions using a non-uniform prior  

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Excited states are extracted from lattice correlation functions using a non-uniform prior on the model parameters. Models for both a single exponential and a sum of exponentials are considered, as well as an alternate model for the orthogonalization of the correlation functions. Results from an analysis of torelon and glueball operators indicate the Bayesian methodology compares well with the usual interpretation of effective mass tables produced by a variational procedure. Applications of the methodology are discussed.

Robert W. Johnson

2010-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

127

Quantum stabilizer codes and beyond  

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QUANTUM STABILIZER CODES AND BEYOND A Dissertation by PRADEEP KIRAN SARVEPALLI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2008 Major... Subject: Computer Science QUANTUM STABILIZER CODES AND BEYOND A Dissertation by PRADEEP KIRAN SARVEPALLI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY...

Sarvepalli, Pradeep Kiran

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

128

Stability comparison of two absolute gravimeters: optical versus atomic interferometers  

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We report the direct comparison between the stabilities of two mobile absolute gravimeters of different technology: the LNE-SYRTE Cold Atom Gravimeter and FG5X\\#216 of the Universit\\'e du Luxembourg. These instruments rely on two different principles of operation: atomic and optical interferometry. The comparison took place in the Walferdange Underground Laboratory for Geodynamics in Luxembourg, at the beginning of the last International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters, ICAG-2013. We analyse a 2h10 duration common measurement, and find that the CAG shows better immunity with respect to changes in the level of vibration noise, as well as a slightly better short term stability.

Gillot, Pierre; Landragin, Arnaud; Santos, Franck Pereira Dos; Merlet, Sébastien

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

JOINT UNITED STATES/IAEA PROPOSED APPROACH FOR SAFEGUARDS DURING PLUTONIUM STABILIZATION, PACKAGING, AND SHIPMENT  

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For safety reasons, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing to stabilize and package plutonium oxide currently subject to International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) beginning in the year 2001. The Hanford Site will also stabilize and package plutonium materials under IAEA safeguards. The U.S. and the IAEA began consultations in late 1996 to develop an approach to the application of safeguards during stabilization and packaging. With the plans to ship RFETS plutonium to Savannah River for interim storage prior to final disposition, this work has been extended to include safeguards during shipment. This paper will discuss the elements of a joint U.S./IAEA proposal for this task.

L. KWEI; B. SMITH; ET AL

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Dynamic Transition in the Structure of an Energetic Crystal during Chemical Reactions at Shock Front Prior to Detonation  

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Front Prior to Detonation Ken-ichi Nomura, Rajiv K. Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano, and Priya Vashishta at shock fronts prior to detonation. Shock sensitivity measurements provide widely varying results that detonation is preceded by a transition from a diffuse shock front with well-ordered molecular dipoles behind

Southern California, University of

131

IEEE Trans. on PAMI (vol.19, no.11, Nov. 1997) Prior Learning and Gibbs Reaction-Di usion  

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energy in statistics mechanics. Prior models of this kind are either gener- alized from traditional computation: #12;rst it presents a novel theory for learning the universal statistics of natural images { a prior model for typical cluttered scenes of the world { from a set of natural images, second it proposes

Zhu, Song Chun

132

Simultaneous stabilization, avoidance and Goldberg's constants  

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to stabilizing the system which consists of a steam engine controlled by the governor. Several photographs

Eremenko, Alexandre

133

Method for enhancing stability of high explosives, for purposes of transport or storage, and the stabilized high explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The stability of porous solid high explosives, for purposes of transport or storage, is enhanced by reducing the sensitivity to shock initiation of a reaction that leads to detonation. The pores of the explosive down to a certain size are filled under pressure with a stable, low melt temperature material in liquid form, and the combined material is cooled so the pore filling material solidifies. The stability can be increased to progressively higher levels by filling smaller pores. The pore filling material can be removed, at least partially, by reheating above its melt temperature and drained off so that the explosive is once more suitable for detonation.

Nutt, Gerald L. (Menlo Park, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of autonomous systems The pole placement problem Stabilization by state feedback State observers Pole placement and Stability, Pole Placement, Observers and  

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Stability of autonomous systems The pole placement problem Stabilization by state feedback State University of Groningen Stability, Pole Placement, Observers and Stabilization #12;Stability of autonomous and Outline 1 Stability of autonomous systems 2 The pole placement problem 3 Stabilization by state feedback 4

Trentelman, Harry L.

135

Medicaid Prior-Authorization Programs and the Use of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors  

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...nationally. We believe this finding has special importance in the light of the recently enacted Medicare prescription-drug benefit. Medications have been the fastest-rising component of health care costs for several years, and cost-effective prescribing will assume even greater importance once the Medicare... To control costs, some state Medicaid programs have implemented policies requiring prior approval before a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor (coxib) can be prescribed. This study found that the implementation of such programs resulted in a 15 percent decrease in the use of coxibs as a proportion of all prescriptions for nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents and substantial reductions in drug spending.

Fischer M.A.Schneeweiss S.Avorn J.Solomon D.H.

2004-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

136

Stability of Appalachian coal shipments under policy variation  

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A quadratic programming transportation model and a nonparametric statistical procedure are used to investigate how Appalachian coal-supply flows vary in response to changes in national coal markets and policies, with emphasis on the relative stability of traditional flows. The results show that the relative stability of coal shipments is preserved under small and moderate random shocks, suggesting that coal-shipment patterns remain relatively stable despite changes in the absolute level. The tendency for traditional routes to continue has occurred because of the region's access to transportation networks and its low fixed mining costs. Environmental restriction could change shipment patterns by terminating coal production in some regions. Some areas of instability may require freight subsidies. Increased taxes or changes in mining capital or generating costs could also alter the pattern. Policies to stabilize freight rates and production costs are indicated. 10 references, 8 tables.

Yang, C.W. (Clarion State Coll., PA); Labys, W.C.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

MHK Technologies/Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MHK Technologies/Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP MHK Technologies/Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Pneumatically Stabilized Platform PSP.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Float Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The PSP is a distinct type of pneumatic platform one in which the platform is composed of a number of cylindrical shaped components packed together in a rectangular pattern to form a module Each cylinder is sealed at the top open to the ocean at its base and contains air at a pressure slightly above atmospheric pressure Modules can be of a size that are relatively easy to manipulate as shown in the simplified drawing below

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Landfill stabilization focus area: Technology summary  

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Landfills within the DOE Complex as of 1990 are estimated to contain 3 million cubic meters of buried waste. The DOE facilities where the waste is predominantly located are at Hanford, the Savannah River Site (SRS), the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR), the Nevada Test Site (NTS), and the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP). Landfills include buried waste, whether on pads or in trenches, sumps, ponds, pits, cribs, heaps and piles, auger holes, caissons, and sanitary landfills. Approximately half of all DOE buried waste was disposed of before 1970. Disposal regulations at that time permitted the commingling of various types of waste (i.e., transuranic, low-level radioactive, hazardous). As a result, much of the buried waste throughout the DOE Complex is presently believed to be contaminated with both hazardous and radioactive materials. DOE buried waste typically includes transuranic-contaminated radioactive waste (TRU), low-level radioactive waste (LLW), hazardous waste per 40 CFR 26 1, greater-than-class-C waste per CFR 61 55 (GTCC), mixed TRU waste, and mixed LLW. The mission of the Landfill Stabilization Focus Area is to develop, demonstrate, and deliver safer,more cost-effective and efficient technologies which satisfy DOE site needs for the remediation and management of landfills. The LSFA is structured into five technology areas to meet the landfill remediation and management needs across the DOE complex. These technology areas are: assessment, retrieval, treatment, containment, and stabilization. Technical tasks in each of these areas are reviewed.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Aerodynamic Drag and Gyroscopic Stability  

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This paper describes the effects on aerodynamic drag of rifle bullets as the gyroscopic stability is lowered from 1.3 to 1.0. It is well known that a bullet can tumble for stability less than 1.0. The Sierra Loading Manuals (4th and 5th Editions) have previously reported that ballistic coefficient decreases significantly as gyroscopic stability, Sg, is lowered below 1.3. These observations are further confirmed by the experiments reported here. Measured ballistic coefficients were compared with gyroscopic stabilities computed using the Miller Twist Rule for nearly solid metal bullets with uniform density and computed using the Courtney-Miller formula for plastic-tipped bullets. The experiments reported here also demonstrate a decrease in aerodynamic drag near Sg = 1.23 +/- 0.02. It is hypothesized that this decrease in drag over a narrow band of Sg values is due to a rapid damping of coning motions (precession and nutation). Observation of this drag decrease at a consistent value of Sg demonstrates the relati...

Courtney, Elya R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Stability of Molten Core Materials  

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The purpose of this report is to document a literature and data search for data and information pertaining to the stability of nuclear reactor molten core materials. This includes data and analysis from TMI-2 fuel and INL’s LOFT (Loss of Fluid Test) reactor project and other sources.

Layne Pincock; Wendell Hintze

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of charged thin shells  

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In this article we study the mechanical stability of spherically symmetric thin shells with charge, in Einstein-Maxwell and Einstein-Born-Infeld theories. We analyze linearized perturbations preserving the symmetry, for shells around vacuum and shells surrounding noncharged black holes.

Eiroa, Ernesto F. [Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, C.C. 67, Suc. 28, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Simeone, Claudio [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); IFIBA, CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

142

Factors associated with smoking among adolescent males prior to incarceration and after release from jail: a longitudinal study  

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adolescents, especially upon their re-entry into communities after release from jail. The current study explores factors associated with smoking among adolescent males prior to incarceration and one year after their release from jail. Methods: We conducted a...

Ramaswamy, Megha; Faseru, Babalola; Cropsey, Karen L.; Jones, Marvia D.; Deculus, Karisa; Freudenberg, Nicholas

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

143

Undetected Sources Allow Transmission of the Lyman-alpha Line From Galaxies Prior to Reionization  

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The discovery of Lyman-alpha emission from galaxies at redshifts beyond z~6.5 should not be naively interpreted as implying that the intergalactic medium (IGM) had been reionized at higher redsifts. We show that a cluster of faint undetected sources around each observed galaxy generates an HII region sufficiently large to allow transmission of the galaxy's Lyman-alpha line prior to reionization. We also show that quasars may contribute a significant fraction of the ionizing photons to HII regions around galaxies with a velocity dispersion larger than ~100km/s. These contributing quasars are not usually seen due to the small fraction of time they spend in a luminous phase.

Stuart Wyithe; Abraham Loeb

2004-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

144

On Nuclear Energy Levels  

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...research-article On Nuclear Energy Levels K. M. Guggenheimer The formula for the energy levels of the rigid rotator...nuclei. Two kinds of nuclear rotation are discussed...an A relation for the energy levels of different nuclei...

1942-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Stability of Bulk Metallic Glass Structure. Final Report  

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The fundamental origins of the stability of the (Pd-Ni){sub 80}P{sub 20} bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a prototype for a whole class of BMG formers, were explored. While much of the properties of their BMGs have been characterized, their glass-stability have not been explained in terms of the atomic and electronic structure. The local structure around all three constituent atoms was obtained, in a complementary way, using extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), to probe the nearest neighbor environment of the metals, and extended energy loss fine structure (EXELFS), to investigate the environment around P. The occupied electronic structure was investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The (Pd-Ni){sub 80}P{sub 20} BMGs receive their stability from cumulative, and interrelated, effects of both atomic and electronic origin. The stability of the (Pd-Ni){sub 80}P{sub 20} BMGs can be explained in terms of the stability of Pd{sub 60}Ni{sub 20}P{sub 20} and Pd{sub 30}Ni{sub 50}P{sub 20}, glasses at the end of BMG formation. The atomic structure in these alloys is very similar to those of the binary phosphide crystals near x=0 and x=80, which are trigonal prisms of Pd or Ni atoms surrounding P atoms. Such structures are known to exist in dense, randomly-packed systems. The structure of the best glass former in this series, Pd{sub 40}Ni{sub 40}P{sub 20} is further described by a weighted average of those of Pd{sub 30}Ni{sub 50}P{sub 20} and Pd{sub 60}Ni{sub 20}P{sub 20}. Bonding states present only in the ternary alloys were found and point to a further stabilization of the system through a negative heat of mixing between Pd and Ni atoms. The Nagel and Tauc criterion, correlating a decrease in the density of states at the Fermi level with an increase in the glass stability, was consistent with greater stability of the Pd{sub x}Ni{sub 80-x}P{sub 20} glasses with respect to the binary alloys of P. A valence electron concentration of 1.8 e/a, which ensures the superpositioning of the first peak in the structure factor with twice the Fermi momentum, was used to calculate the interatomic potential of these alloys. The importance of Pd to the stability of the alloys is evidenced by the fact that replacing Ni and Pd places the nearest neighbor distances at more attractive positions in this potential.

Jain, H.; Williams, D. B.

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Simultaneous stabilization, avoidance and Goldberg's constants  

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was related to stabilizing the system which consists of a steam engine controlled by the governor. Several

Eremenko, Alexandre

147

Stabilization of Platinum Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen...  

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Platinum Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Using Poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride). Stabilization of Platinum Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen...

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Stability and the Amorphous State  

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. Brabender Plasticorder twin screw lab scale extruder 18 Indomethacin / PVP extrudate Tolbutamide / PVP (1:1) 19 NCE Select excipient Thermally stable? Dissolution rate Recrystallisation Small-scale fusion Yes One Tg? Yes Scale up preparation Yes.... stab. of beaker melts and extrudates 29 APV twin screw lab extruder NCE Select excipient Thermally stable? Dissolution rate Recrystallisation Small-scale fusion Yes One Tg? Yes Scale up preparation Yes Stability studies Yes Amorphous? Small...

Rades, T.

2006-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

149

Modeling of shallow stabilization ponds  

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A two-dimensional hydrodynamic model is used to simulate shallow stabilization ponds. The model computes the flow field and the concentration distribution of a conservative tracer in the entire area of a pond. The location and the size of the dead zones, the bypassing, and the recirculating areas are also determined by the model. The numerical results are in good agreement with the experimental data obtained in the laboratory.

Babarutsi, S.; Marchand, P.; Safieddine, T.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient stability analysis of grid with DFIG wind power plant.  

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??Transient stability is one of the major stability problem associated with the power grid. Hence analysis of transient stability is a major analysis done to… (more)

Pettikkattil Radhakrishnan, Jaikumar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

A Stability of LCLS Linac Modulators  

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Information concerning to a stability of LCLS RF linac modulators is allocated in this paper. In general a 'pulse-to-pulse' modulator stability (and RF phase as well) is acceptable for the LCLS commission and FEL programs. Further modulator stability improvements are possible and approaches are discussed based on our experimental results.

Decker, F.-J.; Krasnykh, A.; Morris, B.; Nguyen, M.; /SLAC

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

152

Analysis of longwall pillar stability  

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This dissertation proposes a new method for longwall pillar design, developed primarily from underground measurements. This dissertation addresses three areas of direct relevance to longwall pillar design: (1) The magnitude, time-of-arrival, and distribution of the abutment loads applied to longwall pillars; (2) The strength and behavior of coal pillars; (3) The relationship between pillar sizing and entry stability, and other factors affecting the roof/pillar/floor interaction during longwall mining. The research focused on two field studies performed in adjacent longwall panels at a West Virginia coal mine. In each study, measurements of pillar stress, pillar deformation, and entry stability were obtained during and after the approach of the longwall face. Other research included detailed reanalyses of field data from other studies, an in-depth comparative study of available longwall pillar design methods, numerical modeling to determine post-development longwall pillar loads, and an evaluation of two index tests used to determine coal strength. The proposed longwall pillar design method incorporates a new approach to estimating abutment loads hat was developed from the research. The method also employs existing empirical pillar strength formulas that were shown to be applicable to longwall pillars. The proposed design method represents an improvement over the existing methods, because it can be used with designs employing combinations of differently sized pillars, and because it can calculate stability factors for the several different service functions of pillars around a longwall.

Mark, C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Simple model for ablative stabilization  

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We present a simple analytic model for ablative stablization of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. In this model the effect of ablation is to move the peak of the perturbations to the location of peak pressure. This mechanism enhances the density-gradient stabilization, which is effective at short wavelengths, and it also enhances the stabilization of long-wavelength perturbations due to finite shell thickness. We consider the following density profile: exponential blowoff plasma with a density gradient ?, followed by a constant-density shell of thickness ?t. For perturbations of arbitrary wave number k, we present an explicit expression for the growth rate ? as a function of k, ?, and ?t. We find that ‘‘thick’’ shells defined by ? ?t?1 have ?2?0 for any k, while ‘‘thin’’ shells defined by ? ?t<1 can have ?2<0 for small k, reflecting stability by proximity to the back side of the shell. We also present lasnex simulations that are in good agreement with our analytic formulas.

Karnig O. Mikaelian

1992-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

154

Advanced Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a Greenhouse Planet  

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...not energy technology research (11...technological readiness also appear...stabilization levels, such as 550-ppm...options refer to technologies that exist in...In a given technology class, efficiency...centuries, and levels off at some...earliest gas turbines could...

Martin I. Hoffert; Ken Caldeira; Gregory Benford; David R. Criswell; Christopher Green; Howard Herzog; Atul K. Jain; Haroon S. Kheshgi; Klaus S. Lackner; John S. Lewis; H. Douglas Lightfoot; Wallace Manheimer; John C. Mankins; Michael E. Mauel; L. John Perkins; Michael E. Schlesinger; Tyler Volk; Tom M. L. Wigley

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Evolution of an Antibiotic Resistance Enzyme Constrained by Stability and Activity Trade-offs  

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Pressured by antibiotic use, resistance enzymes have been evolving new activities. Does such evolution have a cost? To investigate this question at the molecular level, clinically isolated mutants of the {beta}-lactamase TEM-1 were studied. When purified, mutant enzymes had increased activity against cephalosporin antibiotics but lost both thermodynamic stability and kinetic activity against their ancestral targets, penicillins. The X-ray crystallographic structures of three mutant enzymes were determined. These structures suggest that activity gain and stability loss is related to an enlarged active site cavity in the mutant enzymes. In several clinically isolated mutant enzymes, a secondary substitution is observed far from the active site (Met182 {yields} Thr). This substitution had little effect on enzyme activity but restored stability lost by substitutions near the active site. This regained stability conferred an advantage in vivo. This pattern of stability loss and restoration may be common in the evolution of new enzyme activity.

Wang, Xiaojun; Minasov, George; Shoichet, Brian K. (NWU)

2010-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A field investigation of the hydraulics and stability of Corpus Christi Water Exchange Pass, Texas  

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channel hend is partially responsible for the erosion of the south bank of the inlet. Wind set-up, induced by the passage of cold (rents, lnl'1?ences f]ow velocities. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT S The research described in this thesis was conducted as part... Levels Wind Set-Up Considerations Hurricane Effects Seiche Activity Current Velocity Measurements . Flushing Capabilities . Inlet Hydraulics Bed Sediment Characteristics Scour Criteria Inlet Stabil ity Theories Observed Inlet Stability...

DeFehr, Kenneth Jay

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

157

Integrated project management plan for the Plutonium Finishing Plant stabilization and deactivation project  

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This document sets forth the plans, organization, and control systems for managing the PFP Stabilization and Deactivation Project, and includes the top level cost and schedule baselines. The project includes the stabilization of Pu-bearing materials, storage, packaging, and transport of these and other nuclear materials, surveillance and maintenance of facilities and systems relied upon for storage of the materials, and transition of the facilities in the PFP Complex.

SINCLAIR, J.C.

1999-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

158

Code constructions and code families for nonbinary quantum stabilizer code  

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Stabilizer codes form a special class of quantum error correcting codes. Nonbinary quantum stabilizer codes are studied in this thesis. A lot of work on binary quantum stabilizer codes has been done. Nonbinary stabilizer codes have received much...

Ketkar, Avanti Ulhas

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploiting prior knowledge in network optimization: an illustration from medical prognosis  

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Feed-forward layered networks trained on a pattern classification task in which the number of training patterns in each class is non-uniform, exhibit a strong classification bias towards those classes with largest membership. This is an unfortunate property of networks when the relative importance of classes with smaller membership is much greater than that of classes with many training patterns. In addition, there are many pattern classification tasks where different penalties are associated with misclassifying a pattern belonging to one class as another class. Generally, it is not known how to compensate for such effects in network training. This paper discusses an analytical regularization scheme whereby prior expectations of class importance occurring in the generalization data and misclassification costs may be incorporated into the training phase, thus compensating for the uneven and unfair class distributions occurring in the training set. The effects of the proposed scheme on the feature extraction criterion employed in the hidden layer of the network are discussed. An illustration of the results is presented by considering a real medical prognosis problem concerning data collected from head-injured coma patients. Relationships between last mean square error minimization and Bayesian minimum risk estimation is mentioned and the importance and relevance of input/output coding schemes for network performance is considered.

D Lowe; A R Webb

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Thermal Stability of Strained Nanowires  

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Stranski-Krastanow strained islands undergo a shape anisotropy transition as they grow in size, finally evolving toward nanowires. This effect has been explained until now via simple energetic models that neglect thermodynamics. We investigate theoretically the stability of strained nanowires under thermal fluctuations of the long side. We find phase transitions from nanowires back to nanoislands as the temperature is increased and as the height of the nanostructure is raised or lowered, and we predict regions of phase coexistence. Our results are general, but explain recent data on the growth of erbium silicide on a vicinal Si surface.

Cristiano Nisoli; Douglas Abraham; Turab Lookman; Avadh Saxena

2009-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Levelized Electricity Costs  

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The concept of levelized energy costs responds to the necessity of disclosing the ... in order to recover the total life cycle cost of energy production. This chapter charts the effectiveness of levelized cost fo...

Nuno Luis Madureira

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

The Enterprise Level Roadmap  

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The Enterprise Level Roadmap is part of a Transition-To-Lean Guide, a three volume set of materials designed to help a user navigate through the Roadmap at increasingly deeper levels of detail.

Lean Advancement Initiative

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Deacetylation Prior to Dilute Acid Pretreatment on the Bioethanol Process  

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Dilute acid pretreatment is a promising pretreatment technology for the biochemical production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. During dilute acid pretreatment, xylan depolymerizes to form soluble xylose monomers and oligomers. Because the xylan found in nature is highly acetylated, the formation of xylose monomers requires two steps: (1) cleavage of the xylosidic bonds, and (2) cleavage of covalently bonded acetyl ester groups. Results: In this study, we show that the latter may be the rate limiting step for xylose monomer formation. Furthermore, acetyl groups are also found to be a cause of biomass recalcitrance and hydrolyzate toxicity. While the removal of acetyl groups from native corn stover by alkaline de-esterification prior to pretreatment improves overall process yields, the exact impact is highly dependent on the corn stover variety in use. Xylose monomer yields in pretreatment generally increases by greater than 10%. Compared to pretreated corn stover controls, the deacetylated corn stover feedstock is approximately 20% more digestible after pretreatment. Finally, by lowering hydrolyzate toxicity, xylose utilization and ethanol yields are further improved during fermentation by roughly 10% and 7%, respectively. In this study, several varieties of corn stover lots were investigated to test the robustness of the deacetylation-pretreatment-saccharification-fermentation process. Conclusions: Deacetylation shows significant improvement on glucose and xylose yields during pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis, but it also reduces hydrolyzate toxicity during fermentation, thereby improving ethanol yields and titer. The magnitude of effect is dependent on the selected corn stover variety, with several varieties achieving improvements of greater than 10% xylose yield in pretreatment, 20% glucose yield in low solids enzymatic hydrolysis and 7% overall ethanol yield.

Chen, X.; Shekiro, J.; Franden, M. A.; Wang, W.; Johnson, D. K.; Zhang, M.; Kuhn, E.; Tucker, M. P.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational control of boiling water reactor stability  

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Boiling water reactor cores are susceptible to instabilities, which generate power oscillations. Specific reactor operating practices can provide a mechanism for control of the instability phenomenon. An axial separation of the core into a single-phase region and a two-phase region resolves the influence of axial flux shapes on core stability. This separation provides the means to derive a core stability control that ensures significant reactor stability margin. The control is achieved by maintaining the core average bulk coolant saturation elevation above a predetermined axial plane. The control can be reliably and efficiently implemented during reactor operations. Analysis demonstrates that variations in parameters important to stability have only secondary influences on stability margin when the control is in effect. Actual plant experience with a large commercial boiling water reactor confirms the capabilities of this stability control in an operational setting.

Mowry, C.M. [PECO Energy, Wayne, PA (United States); Nir, I. [Entergy Operations, Jackson, MS (United States); Newkirk, D.W. [GE Nuclear Energy, San Jose, CA (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Liquid level detector  

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A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Liquid level detector  

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A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, A.P.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

167

Radius Stabilization in a Supersymmetric Warped Compactification  

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A supersymmetric (SUSY) model of radius stabilization is constructed for the S^1/Z_2 warped compactifications with a hypermultiplet in five dimensions. Requiring the continuity of scalar field across the boundaries, we obtain radius stabilization preserving SUSY, realizing the SUSY extension of the Goldberger-Wise mechanism. Even if we allow discontinuities of the Z_2 odd field across the boundary, we always obtain SUSY preservation but obtain the radius stabilization only when the discontinuity is fixed by other mechanism.

Minoru Eto; Nobuhito Maru; Norisuke Sakai

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Chemical Stabilization of Hanford Tank Residual Waste  

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Three different chemical treatment methods were tested for their ability to stabilize residual waste from Hanford tank C-202 for reducing contaminant release (Tc, Cr, and U in particular). The three treatment methods tested were lime addition [Ca(OH)2], an in-situ Ceramicrete waste form based on chemically bonded phosphate ceramics, and a ferrous iron/goethite treatment. These approaches rely on formation of insoluble forms of the contaminants of concern (lime addition and ceramicrete) and chemical reduction followed by co-precipitation (ferrous iron/goethite incorporation treatment). The results have demonstrated that release of the three most significant mobile contaminants of concern from tank residual wastes can be dramatically reduced after treatment compared to contact with simulated grout porewater without treatment. For uranium, all three treatments methods reduced the leachable uranium concentrations by well over three orders of magnitude. In the case of uranium and technetium, released concentrations were well below their respective MCLs for the wastes tested. For tank C-202 residual waste, chromium release concentrations were above the MCL but were considerably reduced relative to untreated tank waste. This innovative approach has the potential to revolutionize Hanford’s tank retrieval process, by allowing larger volumes of residual waste to be left in tanks while providing an acceptably low level of risk with respect to contaminant release that is protective of the environment and human health. Such an approach could enable DOE to realize significant cost savings through streamlined retrieval and closure operations.

Cantrell, Kirk J.; Um, Wooyong; Williams, Benjamin D.; Bowden, Mark E.; Gartman, Brandy N.; Lukens, Wayne W.; Buck, Edgar C.; Mausolf, Edward J.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Ferrocyanide tank waste stability. Supplement 2  

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Ferrocyanide wastes were generated at the Hanford Site during the mid to late 1950s as a result of efforts to create more tank space for the storage of high-level nuclear waste. The ferrocyanide process was developed to remove {sup 137}CS from existing waste and newly generated waste that resulted from the recovery of valuable uranium in Hanford Site waste tanks. During the course of research associated with the ferrocyanide process, it was recognized that ferrocyanide materials, when mixed with sodium nitrate and/or sodium nitrite, were capable of violent exothermic reaction. This chemical reactivity became an issue in the 1980s, when safety issues associated with the storage of ferrocyanide wastes in Hanford Site tanks became prominent. These safety issues heightened in the late 1980s and led to the current scrutiny of the safety issues associated with these wastes, as well as current research and waste management programs. Testing to provide information on the nature of possible tank reactions is ongoing. This document supplements the information presented in Summary of Single-Shell Tank Waste Stability, WHC-EP-0347, March 1991 (Borsheim and Kirch 1991), which evaluated several issues. This supplement only considers information particular to ferrocyanide wastes.

Fowler, K.D.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Stabilization of Ballooning Modes by Nonparaxial Cells  

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An analysis is made of the effect of high-curvature stabilizing nonparaxial elements (cells) on the MHD plasma stability in open confinement systems and in confinement systems with closed magnetic field lines. It is shown that the population of particles trapped in such cells has a stabilizing effect not only on convective (flute) modes but also on ballooning modes, which govern the maximum possible {beta} value. In the kinetic approach, which distinguishes between the effects of trapped and passing particles, the maximum possible {beta} values consistent with stability can be much higher than those predicted by the MHD model.

Arsenin, V.V.; Zvonkov, A.V.; Skovoroda, A.A. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, pl. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182 (Russian Federation)

2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

171

Stabilization of polyaniline solutions through additives  

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A stabilized non-conductive polyaniline solution comprising from about 1 to about 10 percent by weight polyaniline or a polyaniline derivative, from about 90 to about 99 percent by weight N-methylpyrrolidone, and from about 0.5 percent by weight to about 15 percent by weight of a solution stabilizing additive selected from the group consisting of hindered amine light stabilizers, polymeric amines, and dialkylamines, percent by weight of additive based on the total weight of polyaniline or polyaniline derivative is provided together with a method for stabilizing a polyaniline solution. 4 figs.

Wrobleski, D.A.; Benicewicz, B.C.

1996-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

172

Stabilization of polyaniline solutions through additives  

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A stabilized non-conductive polyaniline solution comprising from about 1 to bout 10 percent by weight polyaniline or a polyaniline derivative, from about 90 to about 99 percent by weight N-methylpyrrolidone, and from about 0.5 percent by weight to about 15 percent by weight of a solution stabilizing additive selected from the group consisting of hindered amine light stabilizers, polymeric amines, and dialkylamines, percent by weight of additive based on the total weight of polyaniline or polyaniline derivative is provided together with a method for stabilizing a polyaniline solution.

Wrobleski, Debra A. (Los Alamos, NM); Benicewicz, Brian C. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Stabilization of Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal...  

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Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal-Metal Oxide-Graphene Triple Junction Points. Stabilization of Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal-Metal Oxide-Graphene...

174

Migratory birds affect stability of intertidal sediments.  

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An ecological cascade effect: Migratory birds affect stability of ... tion) effect changes in coastal and estuarine .... ship would be expected if the cohesion was.

1999-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

175

Stability vs. Activity: Characterizing Strontium Ruthenate Crystals...  

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| Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Stability vs. Activity: Characterizing Strontium Ruthenate Crystals for Electrochemical Applications August 29, 2014 Bookmark and...

176

On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets  

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issues affecting market stability. In particular, we establish a control-theoretical frame- work that uses concepts arising in electricity markets, dynamic games, and

2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

177

Stabilizing System Pressure | Department of Energy  

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System Pressure This tip sheet summarizes three methods used to stabilize compressed air system pressure: adequate primary and secondary storage, PressureFlow Controllers (P...

178

Rocky Flats ash test procedure (sludge stabilization)  

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Rocky Flats Ash items have been identified as the next set of materials to be stabilized. This test is being run to determine charge sizes and soak times to completely stabilize the Rocky Flats Ash items. The information gathered will be used to generate the heating rampup cycle for stabilization. This test will also gain information on the effects of the glovebox atmosphere (moisture) on the stabilized material. This document provides instructions for testing Rocky Flats Ash in the HC-21C muffle furnace process.

Winstead, M.L.

1995-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

179

Stabilized Spinel and Nano Olivine Cathodes  

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NANO OLIVINE STABILIZED SPINEL AND NANO OLIVINE CATHODES CATHODES ARUMUGAM MANTHIRAM Electrochemical Energy Laboratory (ECEL) Materials Science and Engineering Program The...

180

Stabilizing control design of a motorcycle.  

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??This thesis solves the stabilizing control of an autonomous motorcycle. The control of an autonomous motorcycle is a challenging and interesting problem in the field… (more)

Yuan, F

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very cl...

Megevand, Ariel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Stabilizer Codes over Frobenius Rings  

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elements so that B = fjxi jx 2 Rg: 20 The addition and multiplication in the ring R will be used to de ne unitary shift and multiplication operators on Cq. Indeed, for each a in R, we de ne a shift operator X(a) : Cq ! Cq by X(a)jxi = jx+ ai for all x...((ajb)) to be the number of indices i such that ai 6= 0 or bi 6= 0. It follows from these de nitions that wt(!cX(a)Z(b)) = swt((ajb)): Let R be a ring with q elements. Let S be a subgroup of Gn. The stabilizer code Fix(S) associated with S is given by Fix(S) = fv 2 Cq...

Nadella, Sushma

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

183

Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Planning and Control Activities Prior to Work Execution, January 2013  

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Review of the Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Planning and Control Activities Prior to Work Execution January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background........................................................................................................................................... 1

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1. Design Review: Proposed construction or improvements on any properties within the Greek Housing Area shall receive prior approval  

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. Material should be selected for ease of long-term maintenance. 15. Landscape: Each lot should be fully storage use shall be constructed on the lot without prior approval of the Architectural Design Review Disposal: Trash, garbage or other waste shall not be kept except in sanitary containers. 13. Exterior

Almor, Amit

185

Improving low-dose blood-brain barrier permeability quantification using sparse high-dose induced prior for Patlak model  

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estimation of BBBP map with the prior regularized Patlak model. Evaluation with the simulated low-dose-brain barrier permeability; Patlak model; radiation dose reduction 1. Introduction As the first leading cause), let alone the prolong protocol for BBBP assessment. While ef- fective radiation dose reduction in PCT

Chen, Tsuhan

186

http://www.ini.cmu.edu/current/policies/prior2004.aspx INI Policies and Procedures For Students who Entered the  

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http://www.ini.cmu.edu/current/policies/prior2004.aspx INI Policies and Procedures For Students who is intended to summarize the rules of the INI graduate programs. These policies are subject to change and/or modifications and do not constitute a contract. I. INI DEGREE REQUIREMENTS II. COURSE ENROLLMENT III

Tague, Patrick

187

Radiation levels on empty cylinders containing heel material  

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Empty UF{sub 6} cylinders containing heel material were found to emit radiation levels in excess of 200 mr/hr, the maximum amount stated in ORO-651. The radiation levels were as high as 335 mr/hr for thick wall (48X and 48Y) cylinders and 1050 mr/hr for thin wall (48G and 48H) cylinders. The high readings were found only on the bottom of the cylinders. These radiation levels exceeded the maximum levels established in DOT 49 CFR, Part 173.441 for shipment of cylinders. Holding periods of four weeks for thick-wall cylinders and ten weeks for thin-wall cylinders were established to allow the radiation levels to decay prior to shipment.

Shockley, C.W. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

188

Fluid chemistry and temperatures prior to exploitation at the Las Tres Vírgenes geothermal field, Mexico  

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Generation of electricity at the Las Tres Vírgenes (LTV) geothermal field, Mexico, began in 2001. There are currently nine geothermal wells in the field, which has an installed electricity generating capacity of 10 MWe. The chemical and temperature conditions prevailing in the field prior to its exploitation have been estimated, including their central tendency and dispersion parameters. These conditions were computed on the basis of: (i) geochemical data on waters from springs and domestic wells, and on geothermal well fluids (waters and gases); most of the sampling took place between 1995 and 1999; (ii) fluid inclusion studies; (iii) geothermometric data; and (iv) static formation temperatures computed using a modified quadratic regression Horner method. Fluid inclusion homogenization temperatures (in the 100–290 °C range) suggest that there is a high-temperature fluid upflow zone near wells LV3 and LV4 in the southern part of the field. Computed average chemical equilibrium temperatures for the geothermal fluids are ?260 °C, based on the Na/K and SiO2 geothermometers, and ?265 °C, based on the H2/Ar, and CO2/Ar geothermometers. In general, the fluid inclusion homogenization temperatures are consistent with geothermometric data, as well as with static formation temperatures. Some of the observed differences could be related to well interference effects and different fluid production/sampling depths. The deeper geothermal waters show higher concentrations of Cl, Na, K, B, Ba, but lower concentrations of SO4, Ca, and Mg than the shallower waters. Fluid inclusion salinities are also higher in the deeper rocks. The measured Na/Cl ratios of the geothermal well waters are more or less uniform throughout the field and are very similar to that of seawater, strongly suggesting a seawater component in the fluid of the LTV system. The heat stored in the LTV geothermal system was estimated to be at least 9 × 1012 MJ, of which some 4 × 1011 MJ (equivalent to about 148 MWe for 30 years of operation, assuming a conversion efficiency of ?35%) might be extracted using wells. These results indicate that the installed capacity at LTV could be safely increased from the current 10 MWe.

Surendra P. Verma; Kailasa Pandarinath; Edgar Santoyo; Eduardo González-Partida; Ignacio S. Torres-Alvarado; Enrique Tello-Hinojosa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Incidence of Theta Rhythm Prior to Awareness of a Visual Stimulus  

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... to each of fifteen subjects. Of these subjects eight were psychiatric patients of University College Hospital, and seven normal adults of approximately the same age and intelligence quotient levels as the ... with relationships between the EEG and emotion that have been described by Hoagland6, Jost7, Sherman and Jost8, and Grinker and Serota9, while data on EEG changes in pre-conscious ...

N. F. DIXON; T. E. LEAR

1964-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

190

Tiltmeter leveling mechanism  

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A tiltmeter device having a pair of orthogonally disposed tilt sensors that are levelable within an inner housing containing the sensors. An outer housing can be rotated to level at least one of the sensor pair while the inner housing can be rotated to level the other sensor of the pair. The sensors are typically rotated up to about plus or minus 100 degrees. The device is effective for measuring tilts in a wide range of angles of inclination of wells and can be employed to level a platform containing a third sensor.

Hunter, Steven L. (Livermore, CA); Boro, Carl O. (Milpitas, CA); Farris, Alvis (late of Byron, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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7 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010; " " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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0.5 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Residual Fuel Oil to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy...

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1 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Coal to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" " Unit:...

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9 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Distillate Fuel Oil to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy...

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Seoul, South Korea -classification deteriorating slope stability -Robert Hack 1 SLOPE STABILITY CLASSIFICATION  

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Seoul, South Korea - classification deteriorating slope stability - Robert Hack 1 SLOPE STABILITY CLASSIFICATION OF TIME DEPENDENT DETERIORATING SLOPES Seoul, Korea, 29 February 2008 Robert Hack Engineering) The Netherlands #12;Seoul, South Korea - classification deteriorating slope stability - Robert Hack 2 Jan van

Hack, Robert

200

Residual turbulence from velocity shear stabilized interchange instabilities  

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The stabilizing effect of velocity shear on the macroscopic, broad bandwidth, ideal interchange instability is studied in linear and nonlinear regimes. A 2D dissipative magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) code is employed to simulate the system. For a given flow shear, V Prime , linear growth rates are shown to be suppressed to below the shear-free level at both the small and large wavelengths. With increasing V Prime , the unstable band in wavenumber-space shrinks so that the peak growth results for modes that correspond to relatively high wavenumbers, on the scale of the density gradient. In the nonlinear turbulent steady state, a similar turbulent spectrum obtains, and the convection cells are roughly circular. In addition, the density fluctuation level and the degree of flattening of the initial inverted density profile are found to decrease as V Prime increases; in fact, unstable modes are almost completely stabilized and the density profile reverts to laminar when V Prime is a few times the classic interchange growth rate. Moreover, the turbulent particle flux diminishes with increasing velocity shear such that all the flux is carried by the classical diffusive flux in the asymptotic limit. The simulations are compared with measurements of magnetic fluctuations from the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment, MCX, which investigated interchange modes in the presence of velocity shear. The experimental spectral data, taken in the plasma edge, are in general agreement with the numerical data obtained in higher viscosity simulations for which the level of viscosity is chosen consistent with MCX Reynolds numbers at the edge. In particular, the residual turbulence in both cases is dominated by elongated convection cells. Finally, concomitant Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in the system are also examined. Complete stability to interchanges is obtained only in the parameter space wherein the generalized Rayleigh inflexion theorem is satisfied.

Hung, C. P.; Hassam, A. B. [University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetothermal stability of a rotating stratified plasma  

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The thermal stability of a weakly-magnetized, rotating, stratified, optically-thin plasma is studied by means of linear-perturbation analysis. We derive dispersion relations and criteria for stability against axisymmetric perturbations that generalize previous results on either non-rotating or unmagnetized fluids. The implications for the hot atmospheres of galaxies and galaxy clusters are discussed.

Nipoti, Carlo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson #  

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Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson # University of California, Berkeley---that is, a quantum circuit con­ sisting solely of CNOT, Hadamard, and phase gates---can be simulated e that stabilizer circuits are probably not even universal for classical computation. Third, we give e

Aaronson, Scott

203

Stabilization of the spheromak tilt instability  

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A stability criterion for the tilt mode of a spheromak?ion ring hybrid configuration has been developed for the case where the ring current is small compared to the spheromak azimuthal current. It is shown that the stability is related to the distortion of the spheromak separatrix.

C. Litwin; R. N. Sudan; A. D. Turnbull

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Stability design of long precast concrete beams  

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Stability design of long precast concrete beams T. J. Stratford, BA, MEng, C. J. Burgoyne BA, MSc needed for design engineers to check the stability of precast concrete beams when simply supported loads can be determined and how estimates can be made of the eect of imperfections both in the beam

Burgoyne, Chris

205

Stabilizing a Fabry-Perot etalon to 3 cm/s for spectrograph calibration  

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We present a method of frequency stabilizing a broadband etalon that can serve as a high-precision wavelength calibrator for an Echelle spectrograph. Using a laser to probe the Doppler-free saturated absorption of the rubidium D2 line, we stabilize one etalon transmission peak directly to the rubidium frequency. The rubidium transition is an established frequency standard and has been used to lock lasers to fractional stabilities of $<10^{-12}$, a level of accuracy far exceeding the demands of radial velocity (RV) searches for exoplanets. We describe a simple setup designed specifically for use at an observatory and demonstrate that we can stabilize the etalon peak to a relative precision of $<10^{-10}$; this is equivalent to 3 cm/s RV precision.

Schwab, Christian; Gurevich, Yulia V; Fuehrer, Thorsten; Lamoreaux, Steve K; Walther, Thomas; Quirrenbach, Andreas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Thermal effects on the stability of excited atoms in cavities  

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An atom, coupled linearly to an environment, is considered in a harmonic approximation in thermal equilibrium inside a cavity. The environment is modeled by an infinite set of harmonic oscillators. We employ the notion of dressed states to investigate the time evolution of the atom initially in the first excited level. In a very large cavity (free space) for a long elapsed time, the atom decays and the value of its occupation number is the physically expected one at a given temperature. For a small cavity the excited atom never completely decays and the stability rate depends on temperature.

Khanna, F. C.; Malbouisson, A. P. C.; Malbouisson, J. M. C.; Santana, A. E. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J1 (Canada) and TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2A3 (Canada); Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas/MCT, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Bahia, 40.210-310 Salvador, Bahia (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Brasilia, 70910-900 Brasilia, Distrito Federal (Brazil) and Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J1 (Canada)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

207

Definition: Stability Limit | Open Energy Information  

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Limit Limit Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Stability Limit The maximum power flow possible through some particular point in the system while maintaining stability in the entire system or the part of the system to which the stability limit refers.[1] Related Terms power, system, stability 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:Stability_Limit&oldid=480505" 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) Throttled (bot load)

208

Precision liquid level sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A precision liquid level sensor utilizes a balanced R. F. bridge, each arm including an air dielectric line. Changes in liquid level along one air dielectric line imbalance the bridge and create a voltage which is directly measurable across the bridge.

Field, Michael E. (Albuquerque, NM); Sullivan, William H. (Albuquerque, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Viscosity of surfactant stabilized emulsions  

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A new scaling parameter for the viscosity of surfactant stabilized emulsions is proposed. We suggest that the attractive force between emulsiondroplets is caused by the small surfactantmicelles in the continuous phase of an emulsion. The new scaling parameter will be referred to as the depletion flow number Fl d =4?? s ??a 2 a m /kT? m and is defined as the ratio between the viscous energy needed to separate the droplets and the depletion energy that opposes this separation. Here ? s a a m and ? m are the solventviscosity dispersed phase droplet radius micelle radius and micelle volume fraction respectively. Fl d is of the order of unity at the onset of shear thinning and is capable of explaining all previously observed effects of drop size solventviscosity and surfactant concentration. With master curves which are obtained by using Fl d as the running parameter a relatively simple empirical model is constructed which can reproduce the viscosity curves of many previously reported in the literature.

K. M. B. Jansen; W. G. M. Agterof; J. Mellema

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very close to the Jouguet point, where our approach breaks down.

Ariel Megevand; Federico Agustin Membiela

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

211

Seismic activity in the SumatraJava region prior to the December 26, 2004 (Mw =9.09.3) and March 28, 2005 (Mw =8.7) earthquakes  

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Seismic activity in the Sumatra­Java region prior to the December 26, 2004 (Mw =9.0­9.3) and March

Dmowska, Renata

212

Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Planning and Control Activities Prior to Work Execution, January 2013  

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Independent Oversight Review of the Independent Oversight Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Planning and Control Activities Prior to Work Execution January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background........................................................................................................................................... 1

213

Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation: An Examination of Potential Lessons Learned From Prior Shipping Campaigns  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, assigned the Department of Energy (DOE) responsibility for developing and managing a Federal system for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for accepting, transporting, and disposing of SNF and HLW at the Yucca Mountain repository in a manner that protects public health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence. OCRWM faces a near-term challenge—to develop and demonstrate a transportation system that will sustain safe and efficient shipments of SNF and HLW to a repository. To better inform and improve its current planning, OCRWM has extensively reviewed plans and other documents related to past high-visibility shipping campaigns of SNF and other radioactive materials within the United States. This report summarizes the results of this review and, where appropriate, lessons learned.

Marsha Keister; Kathryn McBride

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Improved freezing level retrieval  

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TRMM Microwave Imager(TMI)-based passive microwave retrieval techniques result in biased estimates of the freezing level and rainfall over the east Pacific in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Passive microwave rainfall estimates...

Hong, Sungwook

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Stabilization Wedges and the Polygame  

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CO2/yr emissions a) Drive 24,000 km/yr, 5 liters/100km b) Fly 24,000 km/yr c) Heat home Natural gas tons CO2 ( ) (390) Past and present levels of CO2 in the atmosphere (280) (190) ppm #12;Billions of tons of carbon Today Pre-Industrial Glacial 3000 2200 1500 billion tons CO2 ( ) (390) Past and present

216

Distributed Delays Stabilize Ecological Feedback Systems  

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We consider the effect of distributed delays in predator-prey models and ecological food webs. Whereas the occurrence of delays in population dynamics is usually regarded a destabilizing factor leading to the extinction of species, we here demonstrate complementarily that delay distributions yield larger stability regimes than single delays. Food webs with distributed delays closely resemble nondelayed systems in terms of ecological stability measures. Thus, we state that dependence of dynamics on multiple instances in the past is an important, but so far underestimated, factor for stability in dynamical systems.

Christian W. Eurich; Andreas Thiel; Lorenz Fahse

2005-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

217

Radius stabilization in a supersymmetric warped compactification  

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A supersymmetric (SUSY) model of radius stabilization is constructed for the S{sup 1}/Z{sub 2} warped compactifications with a hypermultiplet in five dimensions. Requiring the continuity of scalar field across the boundaries, we obtain radius stabilization preserving SUSY, realizing the SUSY extension of the Goldberger-Wise mechanism. Even if we allow discontinuity of the Z{sub 2} odd field across the boundary, we always obtain SUSY preservation but obtain the radius stabilization only when the discontinuity is fixed by other mechanisms.

Eto, Minoru; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Maru, Nobuhito [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

218

Simulation of Thermal Stability and Friction: A lubricant confined between Monolayers of Wear  

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Abstract To understand antiwear phenomena in motor engines at the atomic level and provide evidence in selecting future ashless wear inhibitors, we studied the thermal stability of the self­assembled monolayer derived from fitting to ab initio quantum chemical calculations of dimethyl DTP (and DTC) and Fe(OH)2(H2O

Ã?agin, Tahir

219

On stability condition for bifluid flows with surface tension: Application to microfluidics  

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On stability condition for bifluid flows with surface tension: Application to microfluidics Ce simulations of microfluidic flows using a Level Set method, namely the exploration of different mixing-vol- umes; Microfluidics; Droplets 1. Introduction Analysis and algorithms derived herein are the result

Frey, Pascal

220

In-situ stabilization of TRU/mixed waste project at the INEEL  

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Throughout the DOE complex, buried waste poses a threat to the environment by means of contaminant transport. Many of the sites contain buried waste that is untreated, prior to disposal, or insufficiently treated, by today`s standards. One option to remedy these disposal problems is to stabilize the waste in situ. This project was in support of the Transuranic/Mixed Buried Waste - Arid Soils product line of the Landfill Focus Area, which is managed currently by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (BNL) provided the analytical laboratory and technical support for the various stabilization activities that will be performed as part of the In Situ Stabilization of TRU/Mixed Waste project at the INEL. More specifically, BNL was involved in laboratory testing that included the evaluation of several grouting materials and their compatibility, interaction, and long-term durability/performance, following the encapsulation of various waste materials. The four grouting materials chosen by INEL were: TECT 1, a two component, high density cementious grout, WAXFIX, a two component, molten wax product, Carbray 100, a two component elastomeric epoxy, and phosphate cement, a two component ceramic. A simulated waste stream comprised of sodium nitrate, Canola oil, and INEL soil was used in this study. Seven performance and durability tests were conducted on grout/waste specimens: compressive strength, wet-dry cycling, thermal analysis, base immersion, solvent immersion, hydraulic conductivity, and accelerated leach testing.

Milian, L.W.; Heiser, J.H.; Adams, J.W.; Rutenkroeger, S.P.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Processes that influence biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and stability in grasslands.  

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??Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and this may lead to subsequent declines in ecosystem functioning and stability. Here I consider whether: (i) stabilizing species interactions,… (more)

Isbell, Forest Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Processes that influence biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and stability in grasslands.  

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?? Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and this may lead to subsequent declines in ecosystem functioning and stability. Here I consider whether: (i) stabilizing species… (more)

Isbell, Forest Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte...  

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the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in...

224

Surface and Structural Stabilities of Carbon Additives in High...  

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Structural Stabilities of Carbon Additives in High Voltage Lithium Ion Batteries. Surface and Structural Stabilities of Carbon Additives in High Voltage Lithium Ion Batteries....

225

Relation between viscosity and stability for heavy oil emulsions.  

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??The relation between viscosity and stability has been hics. found by investigating the effect of surfactant concentration on emulsion stability. Based on the Bingham plastic… (more)

Ye, Sherry Qianwen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Design and control of a passively stabilized multimodal hopping robot  

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Stabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot A Thesis submitted inStabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot by Erica Pantel Masterfor a multimodal hopping robot. The robot harnesses passive

Pantel, Erica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Enhanced Activity and Stability of Pt catalysts on Functionalized...  

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Enhanced Activity and Stability of Pt catalysts on Functionalized Graphene Sheets for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction . Enhanced Activity and Stability of Pt catalysts on...

228

Scale-Up of Magnesium Production by Fully Stabilized Zirconia...  

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Scale-Up of Magnesium Production by Fully Stabilized Zirconia Electrolysis Scale-Up of Magnesium Production by Fully Stabilized Zirconia Electrolysis 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel...

229

Journal Article: Stability of edge states in strained graphene...  

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Publisher's Accepted Manuscript: Stability of edge states in strained graphene Citation Details Title: Stability of edge states in strained graphene Authors: Ghaemi, Pouyan;...

230

Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...  

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More Documents & Publications Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor Fibers Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...

231

Density Functional Study of the Structure, Stability and Oxygen...  

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Study of the Structure, Stability and Oxygen Reduction Activity of Ultrathin Platinum Nanowires. Density Functional Study of the Structure, Stability and Oxygen Reduction Activity...

232

Iron Oxide Waste Form for Stabilizing 99Tc. | EMSL  

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Stabilizing 99Tc. Iron Oxide Waste Form for Stabilizing 99Tc. Abstract: Crystals of goethite were synthesized with reduced technetium 99Tc(IV) incorporated within the solid...

233

Stabilized Spinels and Polyanion Cathodes | Department of Energy  

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& Publications STABILIZED SPINEL AND POLYANION CATHODES Stabilized Spinels and Nano Olivines Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Capacity Polyanion...

234

Radiation Stability of Nanoclusters in Nano-structured Oxide...  

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Stability of Nanoclusters in Nano-structured Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) Steels. Radiation Stability of Nanoclusters in Nano-structured Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS)...

235

Review of Prior Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Evaluation: A Report to Snohomish Public Utilities District  

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Snohomish County Public Utilities District (the District or Snohomish PUD) provides electricity to about 325,000 customers in Snohomish County, Washington. The District has an incentive programs to encourage commercial customers to improve energy efficiency: the District partially reimburses the cost of approved retrofits if they provide a level of energy performance improvement that is specified by contract. In 2013 the District contracted with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide a third-party review of the Monitoring and Verification (M&V) practices the District uses to evaluate whether companies are meeting their contractual obligations. This work helps LBNL understand the challenges faced by real-world practitioners of M&V of energy savings, and builds on a body of related work such as Price et al. (2013). The District selected a typical project for which they had already performed an evaluation. The present report includes the District's original evaluation as well as LBNL's review of their approach. The review is based on the document itself; on investigation of the load data and outdoor air temperature data from the building evaluated in the document; and on phone discussions with Bill Harris of the Snohomish County Public Utilities District. We will call the building studied in the document the subject building, the original Snohomish PUD report will be referred to as the Evaluation, and this discussion by LBNL is called the Review.

Price, Phillip

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

236

Mexico City air quality research initiative. Volume 2, Problem definition, background, and summary of prior research  

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Air pollution in Mexico City has increased along with the growth of the city, the movement of its population, and the growth of employment created by industry. The main cause of pollution in the city is energy consumption. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account the city`s economic development and its prospects when considering the technological relationships between well-being and energy consumption. Air pollution in the city from dust and other particles suspended in the air is an old problem. However, pollution as we know it today began about 50 years ago with the growth of industry, transportation, and population. The level of well-being attained in Mexico City implies a high energy use that necessarily affects the valley`s natural air quality. However, the pollution has grown so fast that the City must act urgently on three fronts: first, following a comprehensive strategy, transform the economic foundation of the city with nonpolluting activities to replace the old industries, second, halt pollution growth through the development of better technologies; and third, use better fuels, emission controls, and protection of wooded areas.

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1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization | Department of  

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Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization Tennessee Electrical Contractor Witnesses Stabilization April 2, 2010 - 11:31am Addthis Joshua DeLung David Andrews of Andrews AC Electric Inc., in Knoxville, Tenn., is one example of the small business owners who have flooded the state's Department of Human Services with positive feedback. David has seen his business go from layoffs to stabilization. As the economy has strengthened, so has his company. The DHS is responsible for awarding Recovery Act weatherization funding in Tennessee from the U.S. Department of Energy, and the effects of weatherization work in the Volunteer State are helping small businesses like David's prosper. "The weatherization contracts have helped us, and I have been able to

238

Static Stability of Tension Leg Platforms  

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The static stability of a Tension Leg Platform (TLP) with an intact tendon system is principally provided by its tendons and hence quite different from those of a conventional ship or even a floating structure positioned by its mooring system...

Xu, Ning

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

239

Generalized Nonlinear Balance Criteria and Inertial Stability  

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The connections between the concept of nonlinear balance and the classical criterion of inertial stability are explored in the context of historical work on this subject. New analytic results are derived establishing that ellipticity and inertial ...

John A. Knox

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Diffusion stability of bubbles in a cluster  

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The diffusion stability of gas bubbles in one-fraction and two-fraction clusters ... gas concentrations in the liquid at which the bubble tends to one of two equilibrium states because of diffusion processes betw...

É. Sh. Nasibullaeva; I. Sh. Akhatov

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Rocky Flats Ash test procedure (sludge stabilization)  

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Rocky Flats Ash items have been identified as the next set of materials to be stabilized. This test is being run to determine charge sizes and soak times to completely stabilize the Rocky Flats Ash items. The information gathered will be used to generate the heating rampup cycle for stabilization. The test will provide information to determine charge sizes, soak times and mesh screen sizes (if available at time of test) for stabilization of Rocky Flats Ash items to be processed in the HC-21C Muffle Furnace Process. Once the charge size and soak times have been established, a program for the temperature controller of the HC-21C Muffle Furnace process will be generated for processing Rocky Flats Ash.

Funston, G.A.

1995-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

242

Soil stabilization properties of flexible intruders  

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In many locations, soil is held in place by the roots of plants. When these plants are removed or die, the soil loses its cohesive strength and erodes away. We seek to create artificial soil stabilizers that use the same ...

Luginbuhl, Katharine

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This April 15, 2014 webinar examined the causes of color shift, and took a look at existing metrics used to describe color shift/color stability in LED lighting. The lumen maintenance lifetime of...

244

Storage Stability of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends  

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Storage Stability of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends ... The biodiesels were selected to represent unstable material (D) with an induction time of 0.5 h and moderately stable material (B) with an induction time of 3.1 h. ...

Robert L. McCormick; Steven R. Westbrook

2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

245

A model study of articulated mat stability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

characteristics of. model articulated mat revetrrient svith respect to different revetmert slope con- ditions. In this experirrent three diFierent slope permeabilities were investigated by layering geotextile filter on the revetment frame. The stability... EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE 12 18 A. Geotextile filter B. Stability experiment V WAVE RUNUP 18 21 33 VI VII VIII WAVE RUNDOWN UPLIFTING FORCE SLIDE-UP FORCE 44 IX SLIDE-DOWN FORCE 77 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION REFERENCES . APPENDIX A EXPERIMENTAL...

Sasaki, Tetsu

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

246

Dynamic Colloidal Stabilization by Nanoparticle Halos  

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We explore the conditions under which colloids can be stabilized by the addition of smaller particles. The largest repulsive barriers between colloids occur when the added particles repel each other with soft interactions, leading to an accumulation near the colloid surfaces. At lower densities these layers of mobile particles (nanoparticle halos) result in stabilization, but when too many are added, the interactions become attractive again. We systematically study these effects—accumulation repulsion, reentrant attraction, and bridging—by accurate integral equation techniques.

S. Karanikas and A. A. Louis

2004-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

247

Diffusive shielding stabilizes bulk nanobubble clusters  

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Using molecular dynamics, we study the nucleation and stability of bulk nanobubble clusters. We study the formation, growth, and final size of bulk nanobubbles. We find that, as long as the bubble-bubble interspacing is small enough, bulk nanobubbles are stable against dissolution. Simple diffusion calculations provide an excellent match with the simulation results, giving insight into the reason for the stability: nanobubbles in a cluster of bulk nanobubbles "protect" each other from diffusion by a shielding effect.

Weijs, Joost H; Lohse, D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Stabilizing windings for tilting and shifting modes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to passive conducting loops for stabilizing a plasma ring against unstable tilting and/or shifting modes. To this end, for example, plasma ring in a spheromak is stabilized by a set of four figure-8 shaped loops having one pair on one side of the plasma and one pair on the other side with each pair comprising two loops whose axes are transverse to each other.

Jardin, Stephen C. (Princeton, NJ); Christensen, Uffe R. (Princeton, NJ)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Silicate stabilization studies in propylene glycol  

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In most North American and many European coolant formulations, the corrosion inhibition of heat-rejecting aluminum surfaces is provided by alkali metal silicates. But, their tendency towards polymerization, leading to gelation and/or precipitation, can reduce the effectiveness of a coolant. This paper presents the results of experiments which illustrate formulation-dependent behavior of inorganic silicate in propylene glycol compositions. Specific examples of the effects of glycol matrix, stabilizer type, and hard water on silicate stabilization are provided.

Schwartz, S.A. [ARCO Chemical Co., Newtown Square, PA (United States)

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

High level nuclear waste  

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The DOE Division of Waste Products through a lead office at Savannah River is developing a program to immobilize all US high-level nuclear waste for terminal disposal. DOE high-level wastes include those at the Hanford Plant, the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, and the Savannah River Plant. Commercial high-level wastes, for which DOE is also developing immobilization technology, include those at the Nuclear Fuel Services Plant and any future commercial fuels reprocessing plants. The first immobilization plant is to be the Defense Waste Processing Facility at Savannah River, scheduled for 1983 project submission to Congress and 1989 operation. Waste forms are still being selected for this plant. Borosilicate glass is currently the reference form, but alternate candidates include concretes, calcines, other glasses, ceramics, and matrix forms.

Crandall, J L

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

ENRAF gauge reference level calculations  

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This document describes the method for calculating reference levels for Enraf Series 854 Level Detectors as installed in the tank farms. The reference level calculation for each installed level gauge is contained herein.

Huber, J.H., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

252

Ultrasonic liquid level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An ultrasonic liquid level detector for use within a shielded container, the detector being tubular in shape with a chamber at its lower end into which liquid from in the container may enter and exit, the chamber having an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver in its top wall and a reflector plate or target as its bottom wall whereby when liquid fills the chamber a complete medium is then present through which an ultrasonic wave may be transmitted and reflected from the target thus signaling that the liquid is at chamber level.

Kotz, Dennis M. (North Augusta, SC); Hinz, William R. (Augusta, GA)

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

253

Liquid-level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Aliquid level sensor is described which has a pair of upright conductors spaced by an insulator defining a first high resistance path between the conductors. An electrically conductive path is interposed between the upright conductors at a discrete location at which liquid level is to be measured. It includes a liquid accessible gap of a dimension such that the electrical resistance across the conductor when the gap is filled with the liquid is detectably less than when the gap is emptied. The conductor might also be physically altered by temperature changes to serve also as an indicator of elevated temperature.

Not Available

1981-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

254

High Performance Computing for Stability Problems - Applications to Hydrodynamic Stability and Neutron Transport Criticality.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??In this work we examine two kinds of applications in terms of stability and perform numerical evaluations and benchmarks on parallel platforms. We consider the… (more)

Subramanian, Chandramowli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Global temperature stabilization via controlled albedo enhancement of low-level maritime clouds  

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...field observational assessment of our technique...The National Center for Atmospheric...I to the third assessment report of the intergovernmental...snow by urban and industrial air pollution...especially assessments of possible meteorological...Division, National Center for Atmospheric...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Spent Nuclear Fuel Trasportation: An Examination of Potential Lessons Learned From Prior Shipping Campaigns  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, assigned the Department of Energy (DOE) responsibility for developing and managing a Federal system for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for accepting, transporting, and disposing of SNF and HLW at the Yucca Mountain repository (if licensed) in a manner that protects public health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence. OCRWM faces a near-term challenge--to develop and demonstrate a transportation system that will sustain safe and efficient shipments of SNF and HLW to a repository. To better inform and improve its current planning, OCRWM has extensively reviewed plans and other documents related to past high-visibility shipping campaigns of SNF and other radioactive materials within the United States. This report summarizes the results of this review and, where appropriate, lessons learned. The objective of this lessons learned study was to identify successful, best-in-class trends and commonalities from past shipping campaigns, which OCRWM could consider when planning for the development and operation of a repository transportation system. Note: this paper is for analytical and discussion purposes only, and is not an endorsement of, or commitment by, OCRWM to follow any of the comments or trends. If OCRWM elects to make such commitments at a future time, they will be appropriately documented in formal programmatic policy statements, plans and procedures. Reviewers examined an extensive study completed in 2003 by DOE's National Transportation Program (NTP), Office of Environmental Management (EM), as well as plans and documents related to SNF shipments since issuance of the NTP report. OCRWM examined specific planning, business, institutional and operating practices that have been identified by DOE, its transportation contractors, and stakeholders as important issues that arise repeatedly. In addition, the review identifies lessons learned or activities/actions which were found not to be productive to the planning and conduct of SNF shipments (i.e., negative impacts). This paper is a 'looking back' summary of lessons learned across multiple transportation campaigns. Not all lessons learned are captured here, and participants in some of the campaigns have divergent opinions and perspectives about which lessons are most critical. This analysis is part of a larger OCRWM benchmarking effort to identify best practices to consider in future transportation of radioactive materials ('looking forward'). Initial findings from this comprehensive benchmarking analysis are expected to be available in late fall 2006.

M. Keister; K, McBride

2006-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the temporal stability of the population/environment relationship in comparative perspective: a cross-national panel study of carbon dioxide emissions, 1960–2005  

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This study examines the temporal stability of the population/environment relationship. We analyze panel data from 1960 to 2005 to determine whether the national-level association between population and carbon dioxide

Andrew K. Jorgenson; Brett Clark

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of "England's Wars of Religion, Revisited" edited by Charles W. A. Prior and Glenn Burgess  

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engagement, it is likely to #23; nd only a very limited audience. Charles W. A. Prior and Glenn Burgess, eds. England?s Wars of Religion, Revisited. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2011. xiv + 335 pp. + 2 illustrations. $115.00. Review by #8;#7; #2... presented engage with what Glenn Burgess calls ?one of the most stubborn of historiographi- 156 #2;#3;#4;#3;#5;#6;#3;#3;#5;#6;#7;-#8;#3;#5;#6; #11; #5;#3;#12;#2; cal puzzles? (xiii) with exceptional clarity, showing the intricate and shifting ways...

Langley, Chris R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODELING OF THE THERMOHYDRODYNAMIC AND REACTIVE BEHAVIOR OF COMPACTED CLAY FOR HIGH-LEVEL RADIONUCLIDE WASTE-MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

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...proposed as an engineered-buffer material in high-level radionuclide...regarding the stability of benonite backfill in a high-level (HLW) repository...pp. Lide, D.R. (1997) Handbook of Chemistry and Physics...proposed as an engineered-buffer material in high-level radionuclide...

Ricardo Juncosa; Vicente Navarro; Jordi Delgado; Ana Vázquez

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Micro-level learning and alliance portfolio performance  

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This study examines learning mechanisms to explain why some firms extract superior economic rents from their alliance portfolios. In particular, we examine the relationship between alliance experience and the use of learning mechanisms, as well as the impact of learning mechanisms on a firm's capability to manage alliance portfolios. The results are based on a detailed survey among 192 alliance managers and Vice-Presidents reporting on over 3400 alliances initiated over the period 1997â??2001. The empirical findings reveal what micro-level learning mechanisms contribute to manage alliance portfolios successfully and empirically validate how lessons from prior alliances can be leveraged across a firm's entire alliance portfolio.

Koen H. Heimeriks

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme-Point Stability Tests for Discrete-Time Polynomials  

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TA9 -10:40 Extreme-Point Stability Tests for Discrete-Time Polynomials F. PCrez *, C been an increasinginterest in finding extreme- point results for the study of stability of uncertain in the coefficients space where Schur stability of the extremes im- plies the stability of the entire family 12). Our

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Stability Study of the RERTR Fuel Microstructure  

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The irradiation stability of the interaction phases at the interface of fuel and Al alloy matrix as well as the stability of the fission gas bubble superlattice is believed to be very important to the U-Mo fuel performance. In this paper the recent result from TEM characterization of Kr ion irradiated U-10Mo-5Zr alloy will be discussed. The focus will be on the phase stability of Mo2-Zr, a dominated second phase developed at the interface of U-10Mo and the Zr barrier in a monolithic fuel plate from fuel fabrication. The Kr ion irradiations were conducted at a temperature of 200 degrees C to an ion fluence of 2.0E+16 ions/cm2. To investigate the thermal stability of the fission gas bubble superlattice, a key microstructural feature in both irradiated dispersion U-7Mo fuel and monolithic U-10Mo fuel, a FIB-TEM sample of the irradiated U-10Mo fuel (3.53E+21 fission/cm3) was used for a TEM in-situ heating experiment. The preliminary result showed extraordinary thermal stability of the fission gas bubble superlattice. The implication of the TEM observation from these two experiments on the fuel microstructural evolution under irradiation will be discussed.

Jian Gan; Dennis Keiser; Brandon Miller; Daniel Wachs

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The (In)Stability of Planetary Systems  

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We present results of numerical simulations which examine the dynamical stability of known planetary systems, a star with two or more planets. First we vary the initial conditions of each system based on observational data. We then determine regions of phase space which produce stable planetary configurations. For each system we perform 1000 ~1 million year integrations. We examine upsilon And, HD83443, GJ876, HD82943, 47UMa, HD168443, and the solar system (SS). We find that the resonant systems, 2 planets in a first order mean motion resonance, (HD82943 and GJ876) have very narrow zones of stability. The interacting systems, not in first order resonance, but able to perturb each other (upsilon And, 47UMa, and SS) have broad regions of stability. The separated systems, 2 planets beyond 10:1 resonance, (we only examine HD83443 and HD168443) are fully stable. Furthermore we find that the best fits to the interacting and resonant systems place them very close to unstable regions. The boundary in phase space between stability and instability depends strongly on the eccentricities, and (if applicable) the proximity of the system to perfect resonance. In addition to million year integrations, we also examined stability on ~100 million year timescales. For each system we ran ~10 long term simulations, and find that the Keplerian fits to these systems all contain configurations which may be regular on this timescale.

Rory Barnes; Thomas Quinn

2004-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for stabilizing the viscosity characteristics of coal derived materials and the stabilized materials obtained thereby  

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A process is disclosed for stabilizing the viscosity of coal derived materials such as an SRC product by adding up to 5.0% by weight of a light volatile phenolic viscosity repressor. The viscosity will remain stabilized for a period of time of up to 4 months.

Bronfenbrenner, James C. (Allentown, PA); Foster, Edward P. (Allentown, PA); Tewari, Krishna (Allentown, PA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Performance Stabilization of CdTe PV Modules using Bias and Light  

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Reversible performance changes due to light exposure frustrate repeatable performance measurements on CdTe PV modules. It is common to use extended light-exposure to ensure that measurements are representative of outdoor performance. We quantify the extent to which such a light-exposed state depends on module temperature and consider bias in the dark to aid in stabilization. We evaluate the use of dark forward bias to bring about a performance state equivalent to that obtained with light exposure, and to maintain a light-exposed state prior to STC performance measurement. Our results indicate that the most promising method for measuring a light-exposed state is to use light exposure at controlled temperature followed by prompt STC measurement with a repeatable time interval between exposure and the STC measurement.

Silverman, T. J.; Deceglie, M. G.; Marion, B.; Kurtz, S. R.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotational stabilization in the Boozer model  

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The rotational stabilization of resistive wall modes is analyzed within the single-mode cylindrical model that incorporates the Boozer boundary conditions [A. H. Boozer, Phys. Plasmas 11, 110 (2004)]. The properties implied by this model are elucidated and expressed in terms of the growth rate and toroidal rotation frequency of the mode, which allows easy comparison of the results with experimental observations and predictions of other theories. It is shown that this model predicts the rotational stabilization in the range C{sub {beta}}<0.5 only, where C{sub {beta}}{identical_to}({beta}-{beta}{sup nowall})/({beta}{sup wall}-{beta}{sup nowall}) is a measure of the beta gain between the no wall and ideal wall stability limits.

Pustovitov, V. D. [Nuclear Fusion Institute, Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation)

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilizer Formalism for Operator Quantum Error Correction  

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Operator quantum error correction is a recently developed theory that provides a generalized and unified framework for active error correction and passive error avoiding schemes. In this Letter, we describe these codes using the stabilizer formalism. This is achieved by adding a gauge group to stabilizer codes that defines an equivalence class between encoded states. Gauge transformations leave the encoded information unchanged; their effect is absorbed by virtual gauge qubits that do not carry useful information. We illustrate the construction by identifying a gauge symmetry in Shor’s 9-qubit code that allows us to remove 3 of its 8 stabilizer generators, leading to a simpler decoding procedure and a wider class of logical operations without affecting its essential properties. This opens the path to possible improvements of the error threshold of fault-tolerant quantum computing.

David Poulin

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Power Plant Voltage Stability Evaluation: Preprint  

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Voltage stability refers to the ability of a power system to maintain steady voltages at all buses in the system after being subjected to a disturbance from a given initial operating condition. Voltage stability depends on a power system's ability to maintain and/or restore equilibrium between load demand and supply. Instability that may result occurs in the form of a progressive fall or rise of voltages of some buses. Possible outcomes of voltage instability are the loss of load in an area or tripped transmission lines and other elements by their protective systems, which may lead to cascading outages. The loss of synchronism of some generators may result from these outages or from operating conditions that violate a synchronous generator's field current limit, or in the case of variable speed wind turbine generator, the current limits of power switches. This paper investigates the impact of wind power plants on power system voltage stability by using synchrophasor measurements.

Muljadi, E.; Zhang, Y. C.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Baby Skyrmions stabilized by vector mesons  

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Recent results suggest that multi-Skyrmions stabilized by omega mesons have very similar properties to those stabilized by the Skyrme term. In this paper we present the results of a detailed numerical investigation of a (2+1)-dimensional analogue of this situation. Namely, we compute solitons in an O(3) sigma-model coupled to a massive vector meson and compare the results to baby Skyrmions, which are solitons in an O(3) sigma-model including a Skyrme term. We find that multi-solitons in the vector meson model are surprisingly similar to those in the baby Skyrme model, and we explain this correspondence using a simple derivative expansion.

David Foster; Paul Sutcliffe

2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable source controls for grid stability.  

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The goal of this study was to evaluate the small signal and transient stability of the Western Electric- ity Coordinating Council (WECC) under high penetrations of renewable energy, and to identify control technologies that would improve the system performance. The WECC is the regional entity responsible for coordinating and promoting bulk electric system reliability in the Western Interconnection. Transient stability is the ability of the power system to maintain synchronism after a large disturbance while small signal stability is the ability of the power system to maintain synchronism after a small disturbance. Tran- sient stability analysis usually focuses on the relative rotor angle between synchronous machines compared to some stability margin. For this study we employed generator speed relative to system speed as a metric for assessing transient stability. In addition, we evaluated the system transient response using the system frequency nadir, which provides an assessment of the adequacy of the primary frequency control reserves. Small signal stability analysis typically identi es the eigenvalues or modes of the system in response to a disturbance. For this study we developed mode shape maps for the di erent scenarios. Prony analysis was applied to generator speed after a 1.4 GW, 0.5 second, brake insertion at various locations. Six di erent WECC base cases were analyzed, including the 2022 light spring case which meets the renewable portfolio standards. Because of the di culty in identifying the cause and e ect relationship in large power system models with di erent scenarios, several simulations were run on a 7-bus, 5-generator system to isolate the e ects of di erent con gurations. Based on the results of the study, for a large power system like the WECC, incorporating frequency droop into wind/solar systems provides a larger bene t to system transient response than replacing the lost inertia with synthetic inertia. From a small signal stability perspective, the increase in renewable penetration results in subtle changes to the system modes. In gen- eral, mode frequencies increase slightly, and mode shapes remain similar. The system frequency nadir for the 2022 light spring case was slightly lower than the other cases, largely because of the reduced system inertia. However, the nadir is still well above the minimum load shedding frequency of 59.5 Hz. Finally, several discrepancies were identi ed between actual and reported wind penetration, and additional work on wind/solar modeling is required to increase the delity of the WECC models.

Byrne, Raymond Harry; Elliott, Ryan Thomas; Neely, Jason C.; Silva Monroy, Cesar Augusto; Schoenwald, David Alan; Grant, Lisa

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Runge-Kutta formulas of optimum stability  

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RUNGE-KUTTA FOK'IULAS OF OPTIMUM STABILITY A Thesis by HECTOR GONZALES SIERRA Submitted. to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for tno degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 196$ Major Subject... Mathematics RUNGE ? KUTTA 1'OR1'IULAS OP OPTI11U1, STABILITY A Thesis by RECTOR GONZALES SIERRA Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee 1ead of Departmen member Nay 1$6a ABSTRACT RAGE-KUTTA PORKJLAS OP OPTIKJN STAl3ILI1Y. (Nay I...

Sierra, Hector Gonzales

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Aluminum-stabilized NB3SN superconductor  

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An aluminum-stabilized Nb.sub.3 Sn superconductor and process for producing same, utilizing ultrapure aluminum. Ductile components are co-drawn with aluminum to produce a conductor suitable for winding magnets. After winding, the conductor is heated to convert it to the brittle Nb.sub.3 Sn superconductor phase, using a temperature high enough to perform the transformation but still below the melting point of the aluminum. This results in reaction of substantially all of the niobium, while providing stabilization and react-in-place features which are beneficial in the fabrication of magnets utilizing superconducting materials.

Scanlan, Ronald M. (Livermore, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration  

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New computational results are presented which advance the understanding of the stability properties of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). The FRC is an innovative confinement approach that offers a unique fusion reactor potential because of its compact and simple geometry, translation properties, and high plasma beta. One of the most important issues is FRC stability with respect to low-n (toroidal mode number) MHD modes. There is a clear discrepancy between the predictions of standard MHD theory that many modes should be unstable on the MHD time scale, and the observed macroscopic resilience of FRCs in experiments.

E.V. Belova; R.C. Davidson; H. Ji; and M. Yamada

2002-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

274

Beam Stability: Benefits from Concentrating on Basics  

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In recent years there has been a lot of activity aimed at producing smaller and more intense beams. However, experience has shown that with these beams the quality of the data obtained is highly sensitive to alignment issues, mechanical (in)stabilities, source instabilities, material choices and surface degradations of optical components. Over several years the ESRF has investigated many beamline optical components with the view to improve both beam and sample stability. The measures that have been taken to achieve these improvements are described together with possible improvements that could be envisaged in the future.

Mairs, T. R.; Mathon, O. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP220, 38043 Grenoble (France)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

275

Stability of the Dense Plasma Focus  

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The influence of small dc axial magnetic fields upon the stability of the focused plasma column is shown in the light of soft x rays. The material damage to the center electrode and the intense x?ray emission at the electrode face as a result of electron bombardment is considerably reduced. Although the final heating of the ions and electrons is inhibited as expected due to a trapped magnetic field the spatial stability of the focused column offers a greater possibility for scaling to higher energies.

Joseph W. Mather; Paul J. Bottoms; James P. Carpenter; Arthur H. Williams; Kenneth D. Ware

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Detailed stability analysis of electroweak strings  

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We give a detailed stability analysis of the Z-string in the standard electroweak model. We identify the mode that determines the stability of the string and numerically map the region of parameter space where the string is stable. For sin2?W = 0.23, we find that the strings are unstable for a Higgs mass larger than 23 GeV. Given the latest constraints of the Higgs mass from LEP, this shows that, if the standard electroweak model is realized in nature, the existing vortex solutions are unstable.

Margaret James; Leandros Perivolaropoulos; Tanmay Vachaspati

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Permeability of consolidated incinerator facility wastes stabilized with portland cement  

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The Consolidated Incinerator Facility (CIF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) burns low-level radioactive wastes and mixed wastes as a method of treatment and volume reduction. The CIF generates secondary waste, which consists of ash and offgas scrubber solution. Currently the ash is stabilized/solidified in the Ashcrete process. The scrubber solution (blowdown) is sent to the SRS Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) for treatment as wastewater. In the past, the scrubber solution was also stabilized/solidified in the Ashcrete process as blowcrete, and will continue to be treated this way for listed waste burns and scrubber solutions that do not meet the ETF Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC). The disposal plan for Ashcrete and special case blowcrete is to bury these containerized waste forms in shallow unlined trenches in E-Area. The WAC for intimately mixed, cement-based wasteforms intended for direct disposal specifies limits on compressive strength and permeability. Simulated waste and actual CIF ash and scrubber solution were mixed in the laboratory and cast into wasteforms for testing. Test results and related waste disposal consequences are given in this report.

Walker, B.W.

2000-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTHORIZATION FOR LTI STUDENT TRAVEL Graduate student travel must be approved by the student's advisor prior to making travel arrangements. It is  

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's advisor prior to making travel arrangements. It is generally expected that the student's advisor, or other): __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Advisor Name: _____________________________________________________________________________ Section 2: Advisor Approval I approve of the above student travel and will pay for (check all that apply): Conference

Eskenazi, Maxine

279

A review of "Defining the Jacobean Church: the Politics of Religious Controversy, 1603-1625." by Charles W.A. Prior  

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REVIEWS 151 Charles W.A. Prior. Defining the Jacobean Church: the Politics of Religious Controversy, 1603-1625. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xiv + 294 pp. $85.00. Review by GRAHAM PARRY, UNIVERSITY OF YORK. Defining the Jacobean...

Parry, Graham

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pinning down energy levels | EMSL  

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Pinning down energy levels Pinning down energy levels Scientists discover the energy differences behind green fluorescent protein's glow The research begins with (a) the model GFP...

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Vibrational Stability of SRF Accelerator Test Facility at Fermilab  

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Recently developed, the Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) Accelerator Test Facilities at Fermilab support the International Linear Collider (ILC), High Intensity Neutrino Source (HINS), a new high intensity injector (Project X) and other future machines. These facilities; Meson Detector Building (MDB) and New Muon Lab (NML) have very different foundations, structures, relative elevations with respect to grade level and surrounding soil composition. Also, there are differences in the operating equipment and their proximity to the primary machine. All the future machines have stringent operational stability requirements. The present study examines both near-field and ambient vibration in order to develop an understanding of the potential contribution of near-field sources (e.g. compressors, ultra-high and standard vacuum equipment, klystrons, modulators, utility fans and pumps) and distant noise sources to the overall system displacements. Facility vibration measurement results and methods of possible isolation from noise sources are presented and discussed.

McGee, M.W.; Volk, J.T.; /Fermilab

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Stability of bubble nuclei through Shell-Effects  

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We investigate the shell structure of bubble nuclei in simple phenomenological shell models and study their binding energy as a function of the radii and of the number of neutron and protons using Strutinsky's method. Shell effects come about, on the one hand, by the high degeneracy of levels with large angular momentum and, on the other, by the big energy gaps between states with a different number of radial nodes. Shell energies down to -40 MeV are shown to occur for certain magic nuclei. Estimates demonstrate that the calculated shell effects for certain magic numbers of constituents are probably large enough to produce stability against fission, alpha-, and beta-decay. No bubble solutions are found for mass number A < 450.

Klaus Dietrich; Krzysztof Pomorski

1997-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Advanced Emissions Controls to Produce Next-Generation Circulating Fluid Bed Coal Generating Unit (withdrawn prior to award)  

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contacts contacts Brad tomer Director Office of Major Demonstrations National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 304-285-4692 brad.tomer@netl.doe.gov PaRtIcIPant Colorado Springs Utilities Colorado Springs, CO aDDItIonaL tEaM MEMBERs Foster Wheeler Power Group, Inc. Clinton, NJ IntegratIon of advanced emIssIons controls to Produce next-generatIon cIrculatIng fluId Bed coal generatIng unIt (wIthdrawn PrIor to award) Project Description Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) and Foster Wheeler are planning a joint demonstration of an advanced coal-fired electric power plant using advanced, low-cost emission control systems to produce exceedingly low emissions. Multi- layered emission controls will be

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Velocity Shear Stabilization of Centrifugally Confined Plasma  

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A magnetized, centrifugally confined plasma is subjected to a 3D MHD stability test. Ordinarily, the system is expected to be grossly unstable to “flute” interchanges of field lines. Numerical simulation shows though that the system is stable on account of velocity shear. This allows consideration of a magnetically confined plasma for thermonuclear fusion that has a particularly simple coil configuration.

Yi-Min Huang and A. B. Hassam

2001-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

285

LATERAL VEHICLE STABILIZATION USING CONSTRAINED NONLINEAR CONTROL  

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problems of designing a controller for the yaw dynamics are the nonlinearities which appear in the system, nonlinear systems, constraints. Abstract A lateral stabilization system for automotive vehicles is de of the vehicle during braking maneuvers. These systems were followed by traction control systems, which im- prove

Johansen, Tor Arne

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Stability of Nanostructures on Surfaces Karsten Pohl  

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catalytic materials, higher sensitivity chem- ical sensors, and perhaps, quantum computers. Well- ordered with stabilizing forces derived from long-range elastic interactions between the islands. BACKGROUND Many­13] more selective catalysis and higher-sensitivity chemical sensors,[14] and, perhaps, nano- scale

Pohl, Karsten

287

Amphiphiles for protein solubilization and stabilization  

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The invention provides amphiphiles for manipulating membrane proteins. The amphiphiles can feature carbohydrate-derived hydrophilic groups and branchpoints in the hydrophilic moiety and/or in a lipophilic moiety. Such amphiphiles are useful as detergents for solubilization and stabilization of membrane proteins, including photosynthetic protein superassemblies obtained from bacterial membranes.

Gellman, Samuel Helmer; Chae, Pil Seok; Laible, Phillip D; Wander, Marc J

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

288

ROCTECtm STABILIZATION TREATMENT OF WERF ASH  

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The objective of this project is to demonstrate a process to stabilize mixed waste flyash generated by the combustion of mixed waste at the Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory's (INEEL's) Waste Experimental Reduction Facility (WERF) incinerator such that it will meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs) Universal Treatment Standards.

Paul A. Lessing; William J. Quapp; Gary Renlund; Bob Clark; Colin Hundley; James Cornwell; Dave Schlier; John Bulko; Gene Pollack

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE OPTIMUM CONTROL OF SHIPS' STABILIZERS  

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......magnitude as the ship's natural frequency...probably enhance this effect, for stabilization...of Fig. 1, the effect of an isolated large...I) Sea (li) Ship FIG. 2. A sketch...and (b) that the ship has reacted to this...sufficiently long for the effects of all initial disturbances......

BRYAN THWAITERS

1961-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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http://www.pppl.gov Stabilization  

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Pressurized He atmosphere V V V Li jets Li jets TFC I B tor D2 Plasma PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY PPPLhttp://www.pppl.gov =) Meetings =)Lithium Walls 2000 Stabilization of tokamak plasma by lithium streams Leonid E. Zakharov, Princeton University , Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Presented to APS

Zakharov, Leonid E.

291

Numerical Experiments in Supersonic Boundary Layer Stability  

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advances in supersonic and hypersonic aerospace technology have led to a renewed interest in the stability Methods Branch M. Y. Hussaini Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering NASA Langley­dimensional quantity superscripts T : transpose â?? : Fourier component 0 : perturbation variable 2 Introduction Recent

Erlebacher, Gordon

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Metallic nanoshells on porphyrin-stabilized emulsions  

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Metal nanostructures formed by photocatalytic interfacial synthesis using a porphyrin-stabilized emulsion template and the method for making the nanostructures. Catalyst-seeded emulsion droplets are employed as templates for hollow-nanoshell growth. The hollow metal nanospheres may be formed with or without inclusions of other materials.

Wang, Haorong; Song, Yujiang; Shelnutt, John A; Medforth, Craig J

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-Neoclassical Transport & Enhanced Stability  

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magnetic shear configurations are particularly attractive for advanced tokamak reactors -- predicted and advanced tokamak physics Outline · Formation · Transport · MHD Stability · Future Directions TFTR #12;6 5 4 by Shaing and Hazeltine; Hinton and Kim modification of Hirshman-Sigmar equations · comparison with Full

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Lateral stability of long precast concrete beams  

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Lateral stability of long precast concrete beams T. J. Stratford, BA, BEng, and C. J. Burgoyne, BA, MSc, CEng, MICE & Modern precast concrete bridge beams are becoming increasingly long and slender, making them more susceptible to buckling failure. This paper shows that once the beam is positioned

Burgoyne, Chris

295

Sulfate induced heave in lime stabilized soil  

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The addition of hydrated lime to clay soils is one of the most common methods of soil stabilization. However, when sulfates are present in the soil, the calcium in the lime reacts with the sulfates to form ettringite, an expandable mineral...

Bredenkamp, Sanet

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of ice-sheet grounding lines  

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...81 73 Stability of ice-sheet grounding lines Richard F. Katz 1 * M. Grae Worster 2...ice sheets are sensitive to grounding-line position and variation, characteristics...models. We present a theory for grounding-line dynamics in three spatial dimensions and...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NatPriorLst  

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February 1999 February 1999 United States Department of Energy Grand Junction Office The U.S. Department of Energy has prepared this Fact Sheet to explain why supplemental standards are proposed for certain properties in the Monticello Vicinity Properties (MVP) Site and Monticello Mill Tailings Site (MMTS). The supplemental standards establish cleanup standards for soil contaminated with uranium mill tailings and uranium ore based on an evaluation of risk for specific exposure scenarios. The supplemental standards associated with the MVP Site will be applied to city of Monticello streets and utility rights-of-way, along state highway rights-of-way within the Monticello city limits, and on a privately owned property with dense piñon and juniper stands. Supple- mental standards associated with MMTS (Operable Unit II) will be applied to densely vegetated hillsides south of

298

Convex modeling with priors  

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As the study of complex interconnected networks becomes widespread across disciplines, modeling the large-scale behavior of these systems becomes both increasingly important and increasingly difficult. In particular, it ...

Recht, Benjamin Harris, 1978-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid level detector for conductive liquids for vertical installation in a tank, the detector having a probe positioned within a sheath and insulated therefrom by a seal so that the tip of the probe extends proximate to but not below the lower end of the sheath, the lower end terminating in a rim that is provided with notches, said lower end being tapered, the taper and notches preventing debris collection and bubble formation, said lower end when contacting liquid as it rises will form an airtight cavity defined by the liquid, the interior sheath wall, and the seal, the compression of air in the cavity preventing liquid from further entry into the sheath and contact with the seal. As a result, the liquid cannot deposit a film to form an electrical bridge across the seal.

Tshishiku, Eugene M. (Augusta, GA)

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

300

High-Level Liquid Waste Tank Integrity Workshop - 2008  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Liquid Waste Tank Integrity Liquid Waste Tank Integrity Workshop - 2008 Karthik Subramanian Bruce Wiersma November 2008 High Level Waste Corporate Board Meeting karthik.subramanian@srnl.doe.gov bruce.wiersma@srnl.doe.gov 2 Acknowledgements * Bruce Wiersma (SRNL) * Kayle Boomer (Hanford) * Michael T. Terry (Facilitator) * SRS - Liquid Waste Organization * Hanford Tank Farms * DOE-EM 3 Background * High level radioactive waste (HLW) tanks provide critical interim confinement for waste prior to processing and permanent disposal * Maintaining structural integrity (SI) of the tanks is a critical component of operations 4 Tank Integrity Workshop - 2008 * Discuss the HLW tank integrity technology needs based upon the evolving waste processing and tank closure requirements along with its continued storage mission

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301

Low-level radioactive waste disposal facility closure  

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Part I of this report describes and evaluates potential impacts associated with changes in environmental conditions on a low-level radioactive waste disposal site over a long period of time. Ecological processes are discussed and baselines are established consistent with their potential for causing a significant impact to low-level radioactive waste facility. A variety of factors that might disrupt or act on long-term predictions are evaluated including biological, chemical, and physical phenomena of both natural and anthropogenic origin. These factors are then applied to six existing, yet very different, low-level radioactive waste sites. A summary and recommendations for future site characterization and monitoring activities is given for application to potential and existing sites. Part II of this report contains guidance on the design and implementation of a performance monitoring program for low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities. A monitoring programs is described that will assess whether engineered barriers surrounding the waste are effectively isolating the waste and will continue to isolate the waste by remaining structurally stable. Monitoring techniques and instruments are discussed relative to their ability to measure (a) parameters directly related to water movement though engineered barriers, (b) parameters directly related to the structural stability of engineered barriers, and (c) parameters that characterize external or internal conditions that may cause physical changes leading to enhanced water movement or compromises in stability. Data interpretation leading to decisions concerning facility closure is discussed. 120 refs., 12 figs., 17 tabs.

White, G.J.; Ferns, T.W.; Otis, M.D.; Marts, S.T.; DeHaan, M.S.; Schwaller, R.G.; White, G.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

The Stability of Organic Solvents and Carbon Electrode in Nonaqueous...  

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The Stability of Organic Solvents and Carbon Electrode in Nonaqueous Li-O2 Batteries. The Stability of Organic Solvents and Carbon Electrode in Nonaqueous Li-O2 Batteries....

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DOE Publishes Report on Color Stability of LED Lighting Products...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Color Stability of LED Lighting Products DOE Publishes Report on Color Stability of LED Lighting Products October 24, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has...

304

Stability of Biomass-derived Black Carbon in Soils . | EMSL  

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Stability of Biomass-derived Black Carbon in Soils . Stability of Biomass-derived Black Carbon in Soils . Abstract: Black carbon (BC) may play an important role in the global C...

305

Energy-Dependent Stability of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms  

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...research-article Physiology and Metabolism Energy-Dependent Stability of Shewanella oneidensis...maintenance of biofilm stability is an energy-dependent process and whether transcription...found to be ineffective in preventing energy starvation-induced detachment, suggesting...

Renee M. Saville; Shauna Rakshe; Janus A. J. Haagensen; Soni Shukla; Alfred M. Spormann

2011-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

306

Relation between viscosity and stability for heavy oil emulsions  

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The relation between viscosity and stability has been hics. found by investigating the effect of surfactant concentration on emulsion stability. Based on the Bingham plastic model for viscosity as a function of shear rate, two parameters were found...

Ye, Sherry Qianwen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

307

Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media  

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...Convective stability of carbon sequestration in anisotropic porous media...media|stability theory|carbon sequestration| 1. Introduction The world's...processes occurring during carbon dioxide sequestration in underground saline aquifers...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Bubble stabilized discontinuous Galerkin method for parabolic and elliptic problems  

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In this paper we give an analysis of a bubble stabilized discontinuous Galerkin method for elliptic and parabolic problems. The method consists of stabilizing the numerical scheme by enriching the discontinuou...

Erik Burman; Benjamin Stamm

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Fourier-Mukai transforms and stability conditions on abelian threefolds   

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Construction of Bridgeland stability conditions on a given Calabi-Yau threefold is an important problem and this thesis realizes the rst known examples of such stability conditions. More precisely, we construct a dense ...

Piyaratne, Hathurusinghege Dulip Bandara

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

310

Probabilistic tuning of Power System Stabilizers considering the wind farm generation uncertainty  

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Abstract The increasing use of wind farms and the uncertainties in their generation levels have led to new challenges in system dynamic behaviors and Small Signal Stability (SSS). This paper proposes a probabilistic method to investigate the impact of the wind farm generation uncertainty on power system SSS, based on the Monte Carlo simulation. The proposed method is stochastic in contrast to conventional deterministic methods, which only analyze the system dynamic behaviors in one operating point. It determines several operating points, based on wind farm generation levels and calculates the Probability Density Function (PDF) of critical eigenvalues. Then, Genetic Algorithm (GA) is used to optimize the Power System Stabilizers (PSS) parameters. A case study is carried out on the IEEE 16-machine system to demonstrate the effectiveness and validity of the proposed algorithms. The results of probabilistic stability analysis are compared with those of deterministic analysis. It is shown that variation of the wind farm generation levels can cause the instability, even though the system is stable according to the deterministic analysis. Also, the time domain simulation results show how such tunings can effectively improve the SSS performance under the wind farm generation uncertainties.

H. Ahmadi; H. Seifi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Stabilization of Resistive Kink Modes in the Tokamak  

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Optimized current profiles are shown to be capable of providing simultaneous stability against all resistive kink modes in the tokamak.

A. H. Glasser; H. P. Furth; P. H. Rutherford

1977-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

312

HVDC models used in stability studies  

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A new generation of detailed models for HVDC systems has recently been applied in power system stability programs. These models represent the high speed dynamics of the converter controllers as well as the L/R dynamics of the dc transmission. Older dc models such as those described in reference which are based upon pseudo-steady state relationships are however still in general use. The latter models remain popular since they require a minimum of data and significantly less computer resources than the detailed models. The following questions therefore need to be answered concerning the two types of models: (1) To what extent is simulation accuracy impacted by using the older HVDC model. (2) Is the difference in precision significant compared to other uncertainties which are inherent in stability calculations. This paper addresses these questions and also considers a third type of HVDC model described in Appendix I which relieves some of the assumptions associated with the pseudo steady state models.

Johnson, B.K.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Alternative techniques for low-level waste shallow land burial  

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Experience to date relative to the shallow land burial of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) indicates that the physical stability of the disposal unit and the hydrologic isolation of the waste are the two most important factors in assuring disposal site performance. Disposal unit stability can be ensured by providing stable waste packages and waste forms, compacting backfill material, and filling the void spaces between the packages. Hydrologic isolation can be achieved though a combination of proper site selection, subsurface drainage controls, internal trench drainage systems, and immobilization of the waste. A generalized design of a LLW disposal site that would provide the desired long-term isolation of the waste is discussed. While this design will be more costly than current practices, it will provide additional confidence in predicted and reliability and actual site performance.

Levin, G.B.; Mezga, L.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

The Dark Energy Star and Stability analysis  

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We have proposed a new model of dark energy star consisting of five zones namely, solid core of constant energy density, the thin shell between core and interior, an inhomogeneous interior region with anisotropic pressures, thin shell and the exterior vacuum region. We have discussed various physical properties. The model satisfies all the physical requirements. The stability condition under small linear perturbation has also been discussed.

Piyali Bhar; Farook Rahaman

2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

315

Cyclic Imide Dioxime: Formation and Hydrolytic Stability  

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Poly(acrylamidoximes) play an important role in the uranium extraction from seawater. The present work reports solution studies of simple analogs to address the formation and stability of two binding sites present in these polymers, open-chain amidoximes and cyclic imide dioximes, including: 1) conditions that maximize the formation of the cyclic form, 2) existence of a base-induced conversion from open-chain to cyclic form, and 3) degradation under acid and base conditions.

Kang, S.O. [University of Kansas; Vukovic, Sinisa [ORNL; Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Hay, Benjamin [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Interfacial Region Thermophysics and Intrinsic Stability of Thin Free Liquid Films  

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that NaCl enhances bubble stability. The observations ofeffects on liquid film stability and bubble coalescence. §their impacts on bubble coalescence and the stability of the

GAN, YU

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

WHEN DOES FINANCIAL SECTOR (IN)STABILITY INDUCE FINANCIAL REFORMS?  

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WHEN DOES FINANCIAL SECTOR (IN)STABILITY INDUCE FINANCIAL REFORMS? Susie LEE Ingmar SCHUMACHER (in)stability induce financial reforms? Susie Lee1 Ingmar Schumacher2 October 26, 2011 Abstract The article studies whether financial sector (in)stability had an effect on reforms in the fi- nancial sector

Boyer, Edmond

318

Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell  

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Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell Department of Applied. Keywords: inverted pendulum, friction, feedback control, stability analysis. 1 #12;INTRODUCTION to be the cause of failure of a feedback controller to stabilize a three link inverted pendulum system [2

Campbell, Sue Ann

319

Ris-PhD-Report Production, Characterization and Stability of  

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Risø-PhD-Report Production, Characterization and Stability of Organic Solar Cell Devices PhD Thesis Suren Ashot Gevorgyan #12;#12;RIS� DTU Production, Characterization and Stability of Polymer Solar Cell #12;Author: Suren Ashot Gevorgyan Title: Production, Characterization and Stability of Organic Solar

320

Energy-Dependent Stability of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms  

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...expression requirements for biofilm stability primarily in S. oneidensis...suggest that maintenance of the stability of young biofilms requires...medium was exchanged in the bubble trap and the upstream tubing...for maintenance of biofilm stability. We previously showed that...

Renee M. Saville; Shauna Rakshe; Janus A. J. Haagensen; Soni Shukla; Alfred M. Spormann

2011-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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321

RELAP-7 Numerical Stabilization: Entropy Viscosity Method  

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The RELAP-7 code is the next generation nuclear reactor system safety analysis code being developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The code is based on the INL's modern scientific software development framework, MOOSE (Multi-Physics Object Oriented Simulation Environment). The overall design goal of RELAP-7 is to take advantage of the previous thirty years of advancements in computer architecture, software design, numerical integration methods, and physical models. The end result will be a reactor systems analysis capability that retains and improves upon RELAP5's capability and extends the analysis capability for all reactor system simulation scenarios. RELAP-7 utilizes a single phase and a novel seven-equation two-phase flow models as described in the RELAP-7 Theory Manual (INL/EXT-14-31366). The basic equation systems are hyperbolic, which generally require some type of stabilization (or artificial viscosity) to capture nonlinear discontinuities and to suppress advection-caused oscillations. This report documents one of the available options for this stabilization in RELAP-7 -- a new and novel approach known as the entropy viscosity method. Because the code is an ongoing development effort in which the physical sub models, numerics, and coding are evolving, so too must the specific details of the entropy viscosity stabilization method. Here the fundamentals of the method in their current state are presented.

R. A. Berry; M. O. Delchini; J. Ragusa

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

308 Building Zone I stabilization and confinement  

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The 308 Building (Fast Flux Test Facility [FFTF] fuel supply) at the Hanford Site, located in Richland, Washington, is currently in transition to shutdown status. After shutdown, the facility will be maintained/surveilled and turned over to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Facility Transition and Management (EM-60) for utilization, remedial action, or decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). This may require that the facility be maintained in the shutdown mode for up to 30 years. To date, all of the special nuclear material (SNM) has been removed from the facility, potential fuel supply equipment has been preserved, surplus materials and equipment have been excessed, and enclosure cleanup and stabilization has begun. Shutdown planning has been completed, which outlines the major tasks, scope, methodology, and timing for the shutdown activities. A major activity in support of the 308 Building shutdown is the cleanup and stabilization of the enclosures and surface contamination areas. This document identifies the specific designs, processes, and methods to stabilize and confine the radiological material within the enclosures and exhaust ducts to allow shutdown of the active support systems. The designs and steps planned will be effective, are simple, and make maximum use of current technologies and commercial items.

Metcalf, I.L.; Schwartz, K.E.; Rich, J.W.; Benecke, M.W.; Rasmussen, D.E.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LASER STABILIZATION FOR NEAR ZERO NO{sub x} GAS TURBINE COMBUSTION SYSTEMS  

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Historically, the development of new industrial gas turbines has been primarily driven by the intent to achieve higher efficiency, lower operating costs and lower emissions. Higher efficiency and lower cost is obtained through higher turbine operating temperatures, while reduction in emissions is obtained by extending the lean operating limit of the combustor. However reduction in the lean stability limit of operation is limited greatly by the chemistry of the combustion process and by the occurrence of thermo-acoustic instabilities. Solar Turbines, CFD Research Corporation, and Los Alamos National Laboratory have teamed to advance the technology associated with laser-assisted ignition and flame stabilization, to a level where it could be incorporated onto a gas turbine combustor. The system being developed is expected to enhance the lean stability limit of the swirl stabilized combustion process and assist in reducing combustion oscillations. Such a system has the potential to allow operation at the ultra-lean conditions needed to achieve NO{sub x} emissions below 5 ppm without the need of exhaust treatment or catalytic technologies. The research effort was focused on analytically modeling laser-assisted flame stabilization using advanced CFD techniques, and experimentally demonstrating the technology, using a solid-state laser and low-cost durable optics. A pulsed laser beam was used to generate a plasma pool at strategic locations within the combustor flow field such that the energy from the plasma became an ignition source and helped maintain a flame at ultra lean operating conditions. The periodic plasma generation and decay was used to nullify the fluctuations in the heat release from the flame itself, thus decoupling the heat release from the combustor acoustics and effectively reducing the combustion oscillations. The program was built on an existing technology base and includes: extending LANL's existing laser stabilization experience to a sub-scale combustor rig, performing and validating CFD predictions, and ultimately conducting a full system demonstration in a multi-injector combustion system at Solar Turbines.

Vivek Khanna

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

324

Process efficiency in polymer extrusion: Correlation between the energy demand and melt thermal stability  

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Abstract Thermal stability is of major importance in polymer extrusion, where product quality is dependent upon the level of melt homogeneity achieved by the extruder screw. Extrusion is an energy intensive process and optimisation of process energy usage while maintaining melt stability is necessary in order to produce good quality product at low unit cost. Optimisation of process energy usage is timely as world energy prices have increased rapidly over the last few years. In the first part of this study, a general discussion was made on the efficiency of an extruder. Then, an attempt was made to explore correlations between melt thermal stability and energy demand in polymer extrusion under different process settings and screw geometries. A commodity grade of polystyrene was extruded using a highly instrumented single screw extruder, equipped with energy consumption and melt temperature field measurement. Moreover, the melt viscosity of the experimental material was observed by using an off-line rheometer. Results showed that specific energy demand of the extruder (i.e. energy for processing of unit mass of polymer) decreased with increasing throughput whilst fluctuation in energy demand also reduced. However, the relationship between melt temperature and extruder throughput was found to be complex, with temperature varying with radial position across the melt flow. Moreover, the melt thermal stability deteriorated as throughput was increased, meaning that a greater efficiency was achieved at the detriment of melt consistency. Extruder screw design also had a significant effect on the relationship between energy consumption and melt consistency. Overall, the relationship between the process energy demand and thermal stability seemed to be negatively correlated and also it was shown to be highly complex in nature. Moreover, the level of process understanding achieved here can help to inform selection of equipment and setting of operating conditions to optimise both energy and thermal efficiencies in parallel.

Chamil Abeykoon; Adrian L. Kelly; Javier Vera-Sorroche; Elaine C. Brown; Phil D. Coates; Jing Deng; Kang Li; Eileen Harkin-Jones; Mark Price

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Cost estimate and economic issues associated with the MOX option (prior to DOE`s record of decision)  

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Before the January 1997 Record of Decision (ROD), the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition (DOE-MD) evaluated three technologies for the disposition of {approximately}50 MT of surplus plutonium from defense-related programs-reactors, immobilization, and deep boreholes. As part of the process supporting the ROD, and comprehensive assessment of technical viability, cost, and schedule was conducted by DOE-MD and its national laboratory contractors. Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed and coordinated the life-cycle cost (LCC) assessment effort for this program. This report discusses the economic analysis methodology and the results for the reactor options considered prior to ROD. A secondary intent of the report is to discuss major technical and economic issues that impact cost and schedule. To evaluate the economics of the reactor option and other technologies on an equitable basis, a set of cost-estimating guidelines and a common cost-estimating format were utilized by all three technology teams. This report includes the major economic analysis assumptions and the comparative constant-dollar and discounted-dollar LCCs for all nine reactor scenarios.

Reid, R.L.; Miller, J.W.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermo-mechanical-metallurgical modeling for hot-press forming in consideration of the prior austenite deformation effect  

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Abstract In this study, a prior austenite grain refinement model was incorporated into semi-empirical diffusive transformation kinetics for application to hot-press forming. In particular, the kinetics equations were modified to include the effects of boron addition and austenite deformation on transformation behaviors during forming. To simulate the hot-press forming process, a thermo-mechanical-metallurgical model was formulated implicitly and implemented into the finite element program ABAQUS using the user subroutines UMAT and UMATHT. This nonconventional finite element modeling is appropriate to consider thermal- and transformation-associated strains. The proposed model was validated through simple finite element simulation examples, i.e., dilatometry simulation with and without external loading, and hot torsion and quenching of a rod. Finally, the hot-press forming of a U-channel-type part was simulated to study the effect of austenite deformation on the phase kinetics, hardness and residual stress. The simulation results showed that the austenite deformation had considerable influence on the final strength and residual stress distribution in the hot-press formed sheet, which resulted from an increase in ferritic phases due to the modified kinetics. In particular, the austenite deformation effect was more noticeable in the side-wall region of the U-channel where plastic deformation was the most severe.

Hyun-Ho Bok; JongWon Choi; Frédéric Barlat; Dong Woo Suh; Myoung-Gyu Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Remote Handling Equipment for a High-Level Waste Waste Package Closure System  

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High-level waste will be placed in sealed waste packages inside a shielded closure cell. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has designed a system for closing the waste packages including all cell interior equipment and support systems. This paper discusses the material handling aspects of the equipment used and operations that will take place as part of the waste package closure operations. Prior to construction, the cell and support system will be assembled in a full-scale mockup at INL.

Kevin M. Croft; Scott M. Allen; Mark W. Borland

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CEMENTITIOUS GROUT FOR CLOSING SRS HIGH LEVEL WASTE TANKS - #12315  

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In 1997, the first two United States Department of Energy (US DOE) high level waste tanks (Tanks 17-F and 20-F: Type IV, single shell tanks) were taken out of service (permanently closed) at the Savannah River Site (SRS). In 2012, the DOE plans to remove from service two additional Savannah River Site (SRS) Type IV high-level waste tanks, Tanks 18-F and 19-F. These tanks were constructed in the late 1950's and received low-heat waste and do not contain cooling coils. Operational closure of Tanks 18-F and 19-F is intended to be consistent with the applicable requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and will be performed in accordance with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). The closure will physically stabilize two 4.92E+04 cubic meter (1.3 E+06 gallon) carbon steel tanks and isolate and stabilize any residual contaminants left in the tanks. The closure will also fill, physically stabilize and isolate ancillary equipment abandoned in the tanks. A Performance Assessment (PA) has been developed to assess the long-term fate and transport of residual contamination in the environment resulting from the operational closure of the F-Area Tank Farm (FTF) waste tanks. Next generation flowable, zero-bleed cementitious grouts were designed, tested, and specified for closing Tanks 18-F and 19-F and for filling the abandoned equipment. Fill requirements were developed for both the tank and equipment grouts. All grout formulations were required to be alkaline with a pH of 12.4 and chemically reduction potential (Eh) of -200 to -400 to stabilize selected potential contaminants of concern. This was achieved by including Portland cement and Grade 100 slag in the mixes, respectively. Ingredients and proportions of cementitious reagents were selected and adjusted, respectively, to support the mass placement strategy developed by closure operations. Subsequent down selection was based on compressive strength and saturated hydraulic conductivity results. Fresh slurry property results were used as the first level of screening. A high range water reducing admixture and a viscosity modifying admixture were used to adjust slurry properties to achieve flowable grouts. Adiabatic calorimeter results were used as the second level screening. The third level of screening was used to design mixes that were consistent with the fill material parameters used in the F-Tank Farm Performance Assessment which was developed to assess the long-term fate and transport of residual contamination in the environment resulting from the operational closures.

Langton, C.; Burns, H.; Stefanko, D.

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

329

Sea Level Rise Media Release  

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Sea Level Rise Media Release Coverage Report 07/06/2009 Melting Ice Could Lead to Massive Waves 06/11/2009 Rising sea levels could see U.S. Atlantic coast cities make hard choices; Where to let Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel, The 06/08/2009 Rapid rise in sea levels on East Coast predicted Pittsburgh

Hu, Aixue

330

Evaluation of the performance of polypropylene fibers on soil stabilization  

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, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Its product name is "Fibergrids". These are one inch long 1000 denier fibers having a specific gravity of 0. 91. Sand (SM) was stabilized with type I portland cement and clay (CL) was stabilized with lime. Moisture-Density tests... for stabilizing clay was 5%. The optimum percentage of discrete polypropylene fibers for stabilizing clay and clay/lime was 0. 3%. The optimum percentage of polypropylene fibers for stabilizing sand and sand/5% cement was 0. 5%. Fibers improved the strength...

Sangineni, Srinivas Meherji

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent progress in degradation and stabilization of organic solar cells  

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Stability is of paramount importance in organic semiconductor devices, especially in organic solar cells (OSCs). Serious degradation in air limits wide applications of these flexible, light-weight and low-cost power-generation devices. Studying the stability of organic solar cells will help us understand degradation mechanisms and further improve the stability of these devices. There are many investigations into the efficiency and stability of OSCs. The efficiency and stability of devices even of the same photoactive materials are scattered in different papers. In particular, the extrinsic degradation that mainly occurs near the interface between the organic layer and the cathode is a major stability concern. In the past few years, researchers have developed many new cathodes and cathode buffer layers, some of which have astonishingly improved the stability of OSCs. In this review article, we discuss the recent developments of these materials and summarize recent progresses in the study of the degradation/stability of OSCs, with emphasis on the extrinsic degradation/stability that is related to the intrusion of oxygen and water. The review provides detailed insight into the current status of research on the stability of OSCs and seeks to facilitate the development of highly-efficient OSCs with enhanced stability.

Cao, Huanqi; He, Weidong; Mao, Yiwu; Lin, Xiao; Ishikawa, Ken; Dickerson, James H.; Hess, Wayne P.

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Intra-individual Variation of Plasma Adipokine Levels and Utility of Single Measurement of These Biomarkers in Population-Based Studies  

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...anthropometric measurements, and general demographic...58.6) Total energy intake (kcal...stability of single spot measurements using ICCs and the...each season (192 measurements for all seasons). Units for adipokine levels...

Sang-Ah Lee; Asha Kallianpur; Yong-Bing Xiang; Wanqing Wen; Qiuyin Cai; Dake Liu; Sergio Fazio; MacRae F. Linton; Wei Zheng; and Xiao Ou Shu

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Adaptable Chip-Level Microfluidic Packaging for a Micro-Scale Gas Chromatograph  

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Adaptable Chip-Level Microfluidic Packaging for a Micro-Scale Gas Chromatograph Nathan Ward1@egr.msu.edu Abstract-- In this paper, we present a robust and adaptable technique to integrate microfluidics with an on the microfluidic package with non-sorbent epoxy. The stability and efficacy of the integrated detector cell

Mason, Andrew

334

An implicit level set method for modeling hydraulically driven fractures Anthony Peirce a,*, Emmanuel Detournay b  

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An implicit level set method for modeling hydraulically driven fractures Anthony Peirce a the relevant tip asymptotics in hydraulic fracture simulators is critical for the accuracy and stability for a propagating hydraulic fracture. A number of char- acteristics of the governing equations for hydraulic

Peirce, Anthony

335

Advanced Inverter Functions to Support High Levels of Distributed Solar: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure)  

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This paper explains how advanced inverter functions (sometimes called 'smart inverters') contribute to the integration of high levels of solar PV generation onto the electrical grid and covers the contributions of advanced functions to maintaining grid stability. Policy and regulatory considerations associated with the deployment of advanced inverter functions are also introduced.

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2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Off-set stabilizer for comparator output  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A stabilized off-set voltage is input as the reference voltage to a comparator. In application to a time-interval meter, the comparator output generates a timing interval which is independent of drift in the initial voltage across the timing capacitor. A precision resistor and operational amplifier charge a capacitor to a voltage which is precisely offset from the initial voltage. The capacitance of the reference capacitor is selected so that substantially no voltage drop is obtained in the reference voltage applied to the comparator during the interval to be measured.

Lunsford, James S. (Los Alamos, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Higher mode stability in spheromak equilibria  

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Spheromak equilibria with current profiles varying from peaked to hollow are analyzed for higher mode stability using a linear magnetohydrodynamic(MHD) code. For a cylindrical flux conserver with a radius equal to length the n=2 m=2 mode is found to be marginally unstable for the same hollow current profile as the n=1 m=1 mode. While the growth rate for this n=2 mode is much lower than the n=1 mode the presence of the n=2 mode may explain experimentally observed relaxation phenomena involving short wavelength turbulence in spheromak equilibria with sufficiently hollow current profiles.

U. Shumlak; T. R. Jarboe

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Stability of fluid-loaded structures  

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for the following non-dimensional fluid/plate parameters: ? = 0?05? ? = 2 & ? = ? = 0?respectively, of a point scatterer or drive point.2) ?? ? ? ? ??: Neutral stability. Four propagating waves, two of which arepositive energy waves (PEWs: ?+1 and ??1 ) and two... are negative energy waves ( NEWs:?+2 and ??2 ), as shown in figure 2.3c. Wave energy, which will be defined more formallyin the next chapter, is the amount of work done to build up a wave from rest. Positiveenergy waves (PEWs) have positive ‘activation energy...

Arzoumanian, Sevag Hrair

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

339

Nonparametric Tests of Moment Condition Stability  

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are interested in whether or not ? is constant. To reformulate it into an inference problem of moment stability, let zt = (yt , x#4;t )#4; and m(zt ,?) = ( yt ? x#4;t ? ) xt . Then, under the null hypothesis that ? is constant, the moment condition (2.1) holds... for all t . Otherwise, for any vector ? of constants, E(m(zt ,?)) #5;= 0 for some nonnegligible fraction of the sample. Most studies in the literature consider the case where the distribution of xt is assumed to be stationary. Furthermore, we may allow...

Juhl, Ted P.; Xiao, Zhijie

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Beam stability & nonlinear dynamics. Formal report  

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his Report includes copies of transparencies and notes from the presentations made at the Symposium on Beam Stability and Nonlinear Dynamics, December 3-5, 1996 at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara California, that was made available by the authors. Editing, reduction and changes to the authors contributions were made only to fulfill the printing and publication requirements. We would like to take this opportunity and thank the speakers for their informative presentations and for providing copies of their transparencies and notes for inclusion in this Report.

Parsa, Z. [ed.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - additive stabilization process Sample Search...  

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Mathematics 20 Seoul, South Korea -classification deteriorating slope stability -Robert Hack 1 SLOPE STABILITY CLASSIFICATION Summary: Seoul, South Korea - classification...

342

Uv-Light Stabilization Additive Package For Solar Cell Module And Laminated Glass Applications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An ultraviolet light stabilization additive package is used in an encapsulant material that may be used in solar cell modules, laminated glass and a variety of other applications. The ultraviolet light stabilization additive package comprises a first hindered amine light stabilizer and a second hindered amine light stabilizer. The first hindered amine light stabilizer provides thermal oxidative stabilization, and the second hindered amine light stabilizer providing photo-oxidative stabilization.

Hanoka, Jack I. (Brookline, MA); Klemchuk, Peter P. (Watertown, CT)

2002-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

343

Automatic Testing Tool for OSCAR Using System-level Virtualization  

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To ensure quality, software development has to include testing mechanisms. OSCAR today supports several Linux distributions and several architectures. In such a context, the release cycle suffers of a important overhead created by the testing and stabilization phase. To address this issue, an approach is to implement a tool for automatic testing. This paper presents such a tool which is based on the OSCAR command line interface. This tool, based on system-level virtualization techniques, creates a virtual cluster to perform the test. This approach has the benefit of not corrupting the system of the physical machine and guarantee that the environment used for testing has not been corrupted before testing.

Vallee, Geoffroy R [ORNL; Naughton, III, Thomas J [ORNL; Bland, Wesley B [ORNL; Scott, Stephen L [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Realised levels of geometric complexity in additive manufacturing  

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The emergence of Additive Manufacturing (AM) is seen by many as a promising addition to the existing spectrum of manufacturing technology. Assessing a sample of 43 AM produced components, this paper investigates features of complex part geometry. It is found that the measured levels of geometric complexity approximate the normal distribution. Results indicate several factors promoting complexity: membership of the medical industry, organisational stability and the utilisation of powder bed or polymer vat AM technology. The current paper provides some empirical evidence that AM adoption may lead to advances in product performance for a wide range of applications.

Martin Baumers; Chris Tuck; Richard Hague

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

The histone deacetylase inhibitor FK228 given prior to adenovirus infection can boost infection in melanoma xenograft model systems  

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...inversely correlated with initial CAR expression with high CAR-expressing cell lines showing only modest increases in CAR levels in response to the drug. Although...E3 gene-deleted, replication-defective type 5 adenovirus was produced, purified...

Merrill E. Goldsmith; Alian Aguila; Kenneth Steadman; Alfredo Martinez; Seth M. Steinberg; Michael C. Alley; William R. Waud; Susan E. Bates; and Tito Fojo

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

sea level | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

sea level sea level Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows sea level rise for the period as early as 1834 through 2008 for the following UK sites: Aberdeen, Liverpool, Newlyn, North Shields, and Sheerness. Data is from the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory. Earliest year of available data varies by site, beginning between 1834 and 1916. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change sea level UK Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Sea level rise (UK) (xls, 280.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment (Does not have "National Statistics" status)

347

Curriculum Statement for Graduate Level (Third Level) Education  

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an application to the head of the Department of Information Technology. Positions within the third level and Technology (Board for Third-level Education) on 2012-01-23. Translation approved: 2012-01-23. The Curriculum, covering at least 90 higher education credits. Persons who have acquired corresponding knowledge outside

Flener, Pierre

348

Age at ocean entry of Snake River Basin fall Chinook salmon and its significance to adult returns prior to summer spill at Lower Granite, Little  

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in the Snake River basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:291-304. Marsh D. M., Harmon, J. R, Douglas M. Marsh, William D. Muir, Kenneth F. Tiffan, Jay Hesse Prior to 2002, it was largely assumed entrants is an important area for future research. REFERENCES Connor, W. P., H. L. Burge, R. Waitt, and T

349

1236 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE, VOL. 19, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 1997 Prior Learning and Gibbs Reaction-Diffusion  

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the universal statistics of natural images--a prior model for typical cluttered scenes of the world--from a set between these interpretations are also observed in [12], [13] based on effective energy in statistics for image processing. We start by studying the statistics of natural images including the scale invariant

Zhu, Song Chun

350

ALIGNMENT, LEVELING AND DEPLOYMENT CONSTRAINTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Crew Deployment Description Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) Crew Deployment and Alignment Central Station Antenna Crew Deployment Description Leveling, Alignment, and Pointing Radioisotope

Rathbun, Julie A.

351

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Test Program DOE, NREL, and ORNL Team Presented by Keith Knoll Work supported by DOEEERE Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

352

" Level: National Data and Regional...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

6 Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002; " " Level: National Data and Regional Totals;" " Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments and Employment Sizes;"...

353

" Level: National Data and Regional...  

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0 Capability to Switch Coal to Alternative Energy Sources, 2006; " " Level: National Data and Regional Totals;" " Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments and Employment Sizes;" "...

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" Level: National Data and Regional...  

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0 Capability to Switch Coal to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002; " " Level: National Data and Regional Totals;" " Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments and Employment Sizes;" "...

355

Balanced interferometric system for stability measurements  

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We describe two different, double-sided interferometer designs for measuring material stability. Both designs are balanced interferometers where the only optical path difference is the sample and the reference beams are located within the interferometer. One interferometer is a double-pass design, whereas the other is a single-pass system. Based on a tolerancing analysis, the single-pass system is less susceptible to initial component misalignment and motions during experiments. This single-pass interferometer was tested with an 86 nm thin-film silver sample for both short-term repeatability and long-term stability. In 66 repeatability tests of 30 min each, the mean measured drift rate was less than 1 pm/h rms. In two long-term tests (>9 h), the mean drift rate was less than 1.1 pm/h, which shows good agreement between the short- and long-term measurements. In these experiments, the mean measured length change was 2 nm rms.

Ellis, Jonathan D.; Joo, Ki-Nam; Spronck, Jo W.; Munnig Schmidt, Robert H

2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

356

Interactions of a Stabilized Radion and Duality  

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We determine the couplings of the graviscalar radion in Randall-Sundrum models to Standard Model fields propagating in the bulk of the space, taking into account effects arising from the dynamics of the Goldberger-Wise scalar that stabilizes the size of the extra dimension. The leading corrections to the radion couplings are shown to arise from direct contact interactions between the Goldberger-Wise scalar and the Standard Model fields. We obtain a detailed interpretation of the results in terms of the holographic dual of the radion, the dilaton. In doing so, we determine how the familiar identification of the parameters on the two sides of the AdS/CFT correspondence is modified in the presence of couplings of the bulk Standard Model fields to the Goldberger-Wise scalar. We find that corrections to the form of the dilaton couplings from effects associated with the stabilization of the extra dimension are suppressed by the square of the ratio of the dilaton mass to the Kaluza-Klein scale, in good agreement with results from the CFT side of the correspondence.

Zackaria Chacko; Rashmish K. Mishra; Daniel Stolarski; Christopher B. Verhaaren

2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

357

Global Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration  

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New computational results are presented which provide a theoretical basis for the stability of the Field Reversed Configuration (FRC). The FRC is a compact toroid with negligible toroidal field in which the plasma is confined by a poloidal magnetic field associated with toroidal diamagnetic current. Although many MHD modes are predicted to be unstable, FRCs have been produced successfully by several formation techniques and show surprising macroscopic resilience. In order to understand this discrepancy, we have developed a new 3D nonlinear hybrid code (kinetic ions and fluid electrons), M3D-B, which is used to study the role of kinetic effects on the n = 1 tilt and higher n modes in the FRC. Our simulations show that there is a reduction in the tilt mode growth rate in the kinetic regime, but no absolute stabilization has been found for s bar less than or approximately equal to 1, where s bar is the approximate number of ion gyroradii between the field null and the separatrix. However, at low values of s bar, the instabilities saturate nonlinearly through a combination of a lengthening of the initial equilibrium and a modification of the ion distribution function. These saturated states persist for many Alfven times, maintaining field reversal.

E.V. Belova; S.C. Jardin; H. Ji; R.M. Kulsrud; W. Park; M. Yamada

2000-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

358

Nonlinear dynamics and stability of boiling water reactors: Part 2 - Quantitative analysis  

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A physical model of nonlinear boiling water reactor (BWR) dynamics has been developed and employed to calculate the amplitude of limit cycle oscillations and their effects on fuel integrity over a wide range of operating conditions in the Vermont Yankee reactor. These calculations have confirmed that, beyond the threshold for linear stability, the reactor's state variables undergo limit cycle oscillations. This work shows that the amplitudes of these oscillations are very sensitive to changes in operating conditions and are not restricted to small magnitudes as observed in previous stability tests. Consequently, large-amplitude limit cycle oscillations become a possible scenario for BWR operation at low-flow conditions. The effects on fuel integrity of such large-amplitude oscillations have been studied in detail. In particular, it has been shown that limit cycles that oscillate with frequencies higher than 0.25 Hz and that reach the high-power safety scram level of 120 % are not likely to compromise fuel integrity.

March-Leuba, J.; Cacuci, D.G.; Perez, R.B.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Natural Analoges as a Check of Predicted Drift Stability at Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

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Calculations made by the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project as part of the licensing of a proposed geologic repository (in southwestern Nevada) for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, predict that emplacement tunnels will remain open with little collapse long after ground support has disintegrated. This conclusion includes the effects of anticipated seismic events. Natural analogues cannot provide a quantitative test of this conclusion, but they can provide a reasonableness test by examining the natural and anthropogenic examples of stability of subterranean openings. Available data from a variety of sources, combined with limited observations by the author, show that natural underground openings tend to resist collapse for millions of years and that anthropogenic subterranean openings have remained open from before recorded history through today. This stability is true even in seismically active areas. In fact, the archaeological record is heavily skewed toward preservation of underground structures relative to those found at the surface.

J. Stuckless

2006-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

360

Achieving Stability Requirements for Nanoprobe and Long Beam Lines at NSLS II. A Comprehensive Study  

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Driven by beam stability requirements at the NSLS II synchrotron, such that the desired small beam sizes and high brightness are both realized and stable, a comprehensive study has been launched seeking to provide assurances that stability at the nanometer level at critical x-ray beam-lines, is achievable, given the natural and cultural vibration environment at the selected site. The study consists of (a) an extensive investigation of the site to evaluate the existing ground vibration, in terms of amplitude, frequency content and coherence, and (b) of a numerical study of wave propagation and interaction with the infrastructure of the sensitive lines. The paper presents results from both aspects of the study.

Simos,N.; Fallier, M.; Hill, J.; Berman, L.; Evans-Lutterodt, K.; Broadbent, A.

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Ceramic stabilization of hazardous wastes: a high performance room temperature process  

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ANL has developed a room-temperature process for converting hazardous materials to a ceramic structure. It is similar to vitrification but is achieved at low cost, similar to conventional cement stabilization. The waste constituents are both chemically stabilized and physically encapsulated, producing very low leaching levels and the potential for delisting. The process, which is pH-insensitive, is ideal for inorganic sludges and liquids, as well as mixed chemical-radioactive wastes, but can also handle significant percentages of salts and even halogenated organics. High waste loadings are possible and densification occurs,so that volumes are only slightly increased and in some cases (eg, incinerator ash) are reduced. The ceramic product has strength and weathering properties far superior to cement products.

Maloney, M.D.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Probability of sea level rise  

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The report develops probability-based projections that can be added to local tide-gage trends to estimate future sea level at particular locations. It uses the same models employed by previous assessments of sea level rise. The key coefficients in those models are based on subjective probability distributions supplied by a cross-section of climatologists, oceanographers, and glaciologists.

Titus, J.G.; Narayanan, V.K.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Boiling water reactor stability analysis with RETRAN-03  

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An MOC option has been developed to eliminate the numerical diffusion associated with the time domain analysis of small perturbations. This model has been implemented as an option in RETRAN-03 and evaluated for BWR stability applications by comparing RETRAN analyses results with data from a series of stability tests from the Vermont Yankee reactor. The results indicate that the MOC option can be used to evaluate BWR stability conditions.

Bergeron, P.A.; Fujita, N.; Paulsen, M.P.; McFadden, J.H.; Agee, L.J.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

364

Litt om evolusjonr spillteori. 1. ESS: Evolusjonrt Stabile Strategier  

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Litt om evolusjonær spillteori. 1. ESS: Evolusjonært Stabile Strategier I klassisk spillteori har konstant i tid. Spørsm°alet er om man kan si noe om denne (stabile) strategifordelingen. 1.1. ESS. La være av befolk- ningen. Vi sier at p er en Evolusjonært Stabil Strategi (ESS) hvis p ikke kan bli invadert

Løw, Erik

365

Criteria for Second Stability for Ballooning Modes in Stellarators  

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An expression determining how variations in the pressure-gradient and average magnetic shear affect ballooning stability for a stellarator equilibrium is presented. The procedure for determining the marginal stability boundaries, for each field line, depends only on the equilibrium and a single ballooning eigenfunction calculation. This information is sufficient to determine if increasing pressure-gradient is stabilizing or destabilizing and to predict whether the configuration possess a second stable region.

S.R. Hudson; C.C.Hegna

2004-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

366

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions for climate stabilization: framing regional options  

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that stabilizing atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations will require reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 80% by 2050. Subnational efforts to cut emissions will inform policy development nationally and globally. We projected GHG mitigation strategies for Minnesota, which has adopted a strategic goal of 80% emissions reduction by 2050. A portfolio of conservation strategies, including electricity conservation, increased vehicle fleet fuel efficiency, and reduced vehicle miles traveled, is likely the most cost-effective option for Minnesota and could reduce emissions by 18% below 2005 levels. An 80% GHG reduction would require complete decarbonization of the electricity and transportation sectors, combined with carbon capture and sequestration at power plants, or deep cuts in other relatively more intransigent GHG-emitting sectors. In order to achieve ambitious GHG reduction goals, policymakers should promote aggressive conservation efforts, which would probably have negative net costs, while phasing in alternative fuels to replace coal and motor gasoline over the long-term. 31 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Laura Schmitt Olabisi; Peter B. Reich; Kris A. Johnson; Anne R. Kapuscinski; Sangwon Suh; Elizabeth J. Wilson [University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN (United States). Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Initiative

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

367

Stabilization of a mixed waste sludge for land disposal  

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A solidification and stabilization technique was developed for a chemically complex mixed waste sludge containing nitrate processing wastes, sewage sludge and electroplating wastewaters, among other wastes. The sludge is originally from a solar evaporation pond and has high concentrations of nitrate salts; cadmium, chromium, and nickel concentrations of concern; and low levels of organic constituents and alpha and beta emitters. Sulfide reduction of nitrate and precipitation of metallic species, followed by evaporation to dryness and solidification of the dry sludge in recycled high density polyethylene with added lime was determined to be a satisfactory preparation for land disposal in a mixed waste repository. The application of post-consumer polyethylene has the added benefit of utilizing another problem-causing waste product. A modified Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure was used to determine required treatment chemical dosages and treatment effectiveness. The waste complexity prohibited use of standard chemical equilibrium methods for prediction of reaction products during treatment. Waste characterization followed by determination of thermodynamic feasibility of oxidation and reduction products. These calculations were shown to be accurate in laboratory testing. 13 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Powers, S.E.; Zander, A.K. [Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

368

Solidification/Stabilization of High Nitrate and Biodenitrified Heavy Metal Sludges with a Portland Cement/Flyash System  

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Pond 207C at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) contains process wastewaters characterized by high levels of nitrates and other salts, heavy metal contamination, and low level alpha activity. The purpose of this research was to investigate the feasibility of treating a high-nitrate waste, contaminated with heavy metals, with a coupled dewateriug and S/S process, as well as to investigate the effects of biodenitrification pretreatment on the S/S process. Pond 207C residuals served as the target waste. A bench-scale treatability study was conducted to demonstrate an S/S process that would minimize final product volume without a significant decrease in contaminant stabilization or loss of desirable physical characteristics. The process formulation recommended as a result a previous S/S treatability study conducted on Pond 207C residuals was used as the baseline formulation for this research. Because the actual waste was unavailable due to difficulties associated with radioactive waste handling and storage, a surrogate waste, of known composition and representative of Pond 207C residuals, was used throughout this research. The contaminants of regulatory concern added to the surrogate were cadmium, chromium, nickel, and silver. Product volume reduction was achieved by dewatering the waste prior to S/S treatment. The surrogate was dewatered by evaporation at 60 to 80 C to total solids contents from 43% to 78% by weight, and treated with Portland cement and fly ash. Two cement to flyash ratios were tested, 2:1 and 1:2, by weight. Contaminant leachability testing was conducted with a 0.5 water to pozzolan (the cement/flyash mixture) ratio and both cement to flyash ratios. Each product was tested for unconfined compressive strength (UCS) and for contaminant leachability by the Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure (TCLP). At the highest solids content achieved by dewatering, 78% solids by weight, the predicted final waste form volume f or Pond 207C residuals after S/S processing was reduced by over 60 A when compared to the baseline process. All tested process formulations produced final waste forms with an average UCS of 100 psi or greater. Percent fixation of Chrome (VI) increased at higher solids contents. Fixation of nickel varied from over 87% to 69%, and cadmium fixation was greater than 99% at every solids content tested. Silver TCLP extract concentrations were below detection limits in all cases except for one anomalous measurement. Final product volume reduction was not achieved with coupled dewatering and S/S processing after biodenitrification pretreatment. The waste slurry became too viscous to mix with reagents after dewatering to approximately 55% solids. Fixation of contaminant constituents and final product UCSs were similar to the results of S/S processing without biodenitrification. Due to the lack of volume reduction, biodenitrification was not successful as a pretreatment for S/S processing under the test conditions of this research.

Canonico, J.S.

1995-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

369

Ballooning Modes in the Systems Stabilized by Divertors  

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MHD stability of a plasma in systems with closed magnetic field lines and open systems containing the nonparaxial stabilizing cells with large field lines curvature, in particular, divertors is analyzed. It is shown that population of particles trapped in such cells has a stabilizing effect not only on flute modes, but also on ballooning modes that determine the {beta} limit. At kinetic description that accounts for different effect of trapped and passing particles on perturbations, {beta} limit permitted by stability may be much greater then it follows from MHD model.

Arsenin, V.V.; Skovoroda, A.A.; Zvonkov, A.V. [Nuclear Fusion Institute, RRC Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

370

Stability analysis of pipe racks for industrial facilities.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Pipe rack structures are used extensively throughout industrial facilities worldwide. While stability analysis is required in pipe rack design per the AISC Specification for Structural… (more)

Nelson, David Aaron

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Abstract: Spectral stability of stationary solutions of a Boussinesq ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the spectral (in)stability of one-dimensional solitary and cnoidal waves of various Boussinesq systems. These systems model three-dimensional water ...

372

STABILITY OF THE TOROIDAL MAGNETIC FIELD IN STELLAR RADIATION ZONES  

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The stability of the magnetic field in radiation zones is of crucial importance for mixing, angular momentum transport, etc. We consider the stability properties of a star containing a predominant toroidal field in spherical geometry by means of a linear stability in the Boussinesq approximation taking into account the effect of thermal conductivity. We calculate the growth rate of instability and analyze in detail the effects of stable stratification and heat transport. We argue that the stabilizing influence of gravity can never entirely suppress the instability caused by electric currents in radiation zones. However, the stable stratification can essentially decrease the growth rate of instability.

Bonanno, Alfio [INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania (Italy); Urpin, Vadim, E-mail: alfio.bonanno@inaf.it, E-mail: vadim.urpin@uv.es [INFN, Sezione di Catania, Via S. Sofia 72, 95123 Catania (Italy)

2012-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

373

A STABILIZED MODEL AND AN EFFICIENT SOLUTION METHOD ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1. Introduction. Given a fixed mix of electric power plants (nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric and possibly peak ... the stabilized method on numerical simulations. 2.

2011-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

374

Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...  

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

Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. lm04paulauskas.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of...

375

Video stabilization with sub-image phase correlation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A fast video stabilization method is presented, which consists of sub-image phase correlation based global motion estimation, Kalman filtering based motion smoothing and motion...

Zhu, Juanjuan; Guo, Baolong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Voltage stabilization system in traction substation of urban electric transport  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The direct current-voltage stabilization system using a high-frequency link in traction substations of urban electric transport based on applying...

S. V. Shapiro; S. F. Muftiev

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Elliptically Bent X-ray Mirrors with Active Temperature Stabilization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

stabilization based on a Peltier element attached directlyof the mirror with a Peltier element attached directly tostabilization based on a Peltier element have shown a

Yuan, Sheng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Polarization-enhanced absorption spectroscopy for laser stabilization  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We demonstrate a variation of pump-probe spectroscopy that is particularly useful for laser frequency stabilization. The polarization-enhanced absorption spectroscopy (POLEAS) signal...

Kunz, Paul D; Heavner, Thomas P; Jefferts, Steven R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Biophysical Studies of Protein Folding and Binding Stability.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? Interactions between charged residues are known to have significant effects on protein folding stability and binding properties. The contributions of different types of non-covalent… (more)

Batra, Jyotica

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Optimization Online - On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Jan 31, 2011 ... On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets. Victor M. Zavala (vzavala ***at*** mcs.anl.gov) Mihai Anitescu (anitescu ***at*** mcs.anl.gov).

Victor M. Zavala

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Chemical stabilization of three Texas Vertisols with sulfonated naphthalene  

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with lime, they may dissolve and react with lime to form other minerals that have adverse effects on stabilization. When gypsum is present in a soil to be treated with lime, ettringite may be produced and prohibit stabilization (Sabry et al. , 1981). Many... with lime, they may dissolve and react with lime to form other minerals that have adverse effects on stabilization. When gypsum is present in a soil to be treated with lime, ettringite may be produced and prohibit stabilization (Sabry et al. , 1981). Many...

Marquart, Darren Keith

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

382

Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor...  

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

More Documents & Publications Advanced Oxidation & Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Precursor Fibers Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Oxidation &...

383

Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder, Enabling Material and Revolutionary...  

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Determining the Adequate Level of Distributed Generation Penetration in  

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Determining the Adequate Level of Distributed Generation Penetration in Determining the Adequate Level of Distributed Generation Penetration in Future Grids Speaker(s): Johan Driesen Date: March 18, 2004 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare In this talk, Johan will discuss the technical barriers met while deploying distributed generation (DG) technology in the grid. These are related to voltage quality, reliability, stability of the grid, but also safety, environmental and economic issues are important. Eventually, the question 'how far can you go ?' is addressed. The range from small-scale local DG such as photovoltaics to large-scale (off-shore) wind farms are dealt with, each with their specific issues. The talk is illustrated with examples from research projects at the KULeuven financied by national and European

385

Nonlinear Elasticity of Flow-Stabilized Solids  

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Thermal fluctuations, geometric exclusion, and external driving all govern the mechanical response of dense particulate suspensions. Here, we measure the stress-strain response of quasi-two-dimensional flow-stabilized microsphere heaps in a regime in which all three effects are present using a microfluidic device. We observe that the elastic modulus and the mean interparticle separation of the heaps are tunable via the confining stress provided by the fluid flow. Furthermore, the measured stress-strain curves exhibit a universal nonlinear shape which can be predicted from a thermal van der Waals equation of state with excluded volume. This analysis indicates that many-body interactions contribute a significant fraction of the stress supported by the heap.

Carlos P. Ortiz; Karen E. Daniels; Robert Riehn

2014-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

386

Resistive stability of the cylindrical spheromak  

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The growth rates for resistive instabilities in a straight circular cylinder with spheromak profiles are computed by using two complementary methods. The first method employs boundary layer analysis and asymptotic matching most valid for values of the magnetic Reynolds number S?105. The second method solves the full linearized resistive magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations as an initial value problem utilizing zone packing around the mode rational surface. Resolution requirements limit this to S?107. The results from these two methods agree to better than 1 in 103 in the overlap region 107?S?105. A scan of parameter space reveals that for parabolic q profiles the least unstable configurations have q 0 R/a?0.67. The Hall term in Ohm’s Law is easily incorporated into both methods. Recalculating the resistive MHD growth rates in the presence of this term shows that the resistive interchange mode is completely stabilized for a large enough value of the ion cyclotron time.

J. DeLucia; S. C. Jardin; A. H. Glasser

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Mesoscale Quantization and Self-Organized Stability  

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In the world of technology, one of the most important forms of friction is that of rolling friction. Yet it is one of the least studied of all the known forms of energy dissipation. In the present experiments we investigate the oscillatory free-decay of a rigid cube, whose side-length is less than the diameter of the rigid cylinder on which it rests. The resulting free-decay is one of harmonic motion with damping. The non-dissipative character of the oscillation yields to a linear differential equation; however, the damping is found to involve more than a deterministic nonlinearity. Dominated by rolling friction, the damping is sensitive to the material properties of the contact surfaces. For `clean' surfaces of glass on glass, the decay shows features of mesoscale quantization and self-organized stability.

Randall D. Peters

2005-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

388

Quantum mechanical stabilization of Minkowski signature wormholes  

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When one attempts to construct classical wormholes in Minkowski signature Lorentzian spacetimes violations of both the weak energy hypothesis and averaged weak energy hypothesis are encountered. Since the weak energy hypothesis is experimentally known to be violated quantum mechanically, this suggests that a quantum mechanical analysis of Minkowski signature wormholes is in order. In this note I perform a minisuperspace analysis of a simple class of Minkowski signature wormholes. By solving the Wheeler-de Witt equation for pure Einstein gravity on this minisuperspace the quantum mechanical wave function of the wormhole is obtained in closed form. The wormhole is shown to be quantum mechanically stabilized with an average radius of order the Planck length. 8 refs.

Visser, M.

1989-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

389

Kahler stabilized, modular invariant heterotic string models  

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We review the theory and phenomenology of effective supergravity theories based on orbifold compactifications of the weakly-coupled heterotic string. In particular, we consider theories in which the four-dimensional theory displays target space modular invariance and where the dilatonic mode undergoes Kahler stabilization. A self-contained exposition of effective Lagrangian approaches to gaugino condensation and heterotic string theory is presented, leading to the development of the models of Binétruy, Gaillard and Wu. Various aspects of the phenomenology of this class of models are considered. These include issues of supersymmetry breaking and superpartner spectra, the role of anomalous U(1) factors, issues of flavor and R-parity conservation, collider signatures, axion physics, and early universe cosmology. For the vast majority of phenomenological considerations the theories reviewed here compare quite favorably to other string-derived models in the literature. Theoretical objections to the framework and directions for further research are identified and discussed.

Gaillard, Mary K.; Gaillard, Mary K.; Nelson, Brent D.

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

390

Supercritical Stability, Transitions, and (Pseudo)tachyons  

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Highly supercritical strings (c >> 15) with a time-like linear dilaton provide a large class of solutions to string theory, in which closed string tachyon condensation is under control (and follows the worldsheet renormalization group flow). In this note we analyze the late-time stability of such backgrounds, including transitions between them. The large friction introduced by the rolling dilaton and the rapid decrease of the string coupling suppress the back-reaction of naive instabilities. In particular, although the graviton, dilaton, and other light fields have negative effective mass squared in the linear dilaton background, the decaying string coupling ensures that their condensation does not cause large back-reaction. Similarly, the copious particles produced in transitions between highly supercritical theories do not back-react significantly on the solution. We discuss these features also in a somewhat more general class of time-dependent backgrounds with stable late-time asymptotics.

Aharony, Ofer; Silverstein, Eva

2007-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

391

Brane Stabilization and Regionality of Extra Dimensions  

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Extra dimensions are a common feature of beyond the Standard Model physics. In a braneworld scenario, local physics on the brane can depend strongly on the brane's location within the bulk. Generically, the relevant properties of the bulk manifold for the physics on/of the brane are neither local nor global, but depend on the structure of finite regions of the bulk, even for locally homogeneous and isotropic bulk geometries. In a recent work, various mechanisms (in a braneworld context) were considered to stabilize the location of a brane within bulk spaces of non-trivial topology. In this work we elaborate on and generalize that work by considering additional bulk and brane dimensionalities as well as different boundary conditions on the bulk scalar field that provides a Casimir force on the brane, providing further insight on this effect. In D=2+1 (D=5+1) we consider both local and global contributions to the effective potential of a 1-brane (4-brane) wrapped around both the 2-dimensional hyperbolic horn and Euclidean cone, which are used as toy models of an extra-dimensional manifold. We calculate the total energy due to brane tension and elastic energy (extrinsic curvature) as well as that due to the Casimir energy of a bulk scalar satisfying both Dirchlet and Neumann boundary conditions on the brane. In some cases stable minima of the potential are found that result from the competition of at least two of the contributions. Generically, any one of these effects may be sufficient when the bulk space has less symmetry than the manifolds considered here. We highlight the importance of the Casimir effect for the purpose of brane stabilization.

David M. Jacobs; Glenn D. Starkman; Andrew J. Tolley

2014-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative cone-beam CT imaging in radiation therapy using planning CT as a prior: First patient studies  

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Purpose: Quantitative cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging is on increasing demand for high-performance image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). However, the current CBCT has poor image qualities mainly due to scatter contamination. Its current clinical application is therefore limited to patient setup based on only bony structures. To improve CBCT imaging for quantitative use, we recently proposed a correction method using planning CT (pCT) as the prior knowledge. Promising phantom results have been obtained on a tabletop CBCT system, using a correction scheme with rigid registration and without iterations. More challenges arise in clinical implementations of our method, especially because patients have large organ deformation in different scans. In this paper, we propose an improved framework to extend our method from bench to bedside by including several new components. Methods: The basic principle of our correction algorithm is to estimate the primary signals of CBCT projections via forward projection on the pCT image, and then to obtain the low-frequency errors in CBCT raw projections by subtracting the estimated primary signals and low-pass filtering. We improve the algorithm by using deformable registration to minimize the geometry difference between the pCT and the CBCT images. Since the registration performance relies on the accuracy of the CBCT image, we design an optional iterative scheme to update the CBCT image used in the registration. Large correction errors result from the mismatched objects in the pCT and the CBCT scans. Another optional step of gas pocket and couch matching is added into the framework to reduce these effects. Results: The proposed method is evaluated on four prostate patients, of which two cases are presented in detail to investigate the method performance for a large variety of patient geometry in clinical practice. The first patient has small anatomical changes from the planning to the treatment room. Our algorithm works well even without the optional iterations and the gas pocket and couch matching. The image correction on the second patient is more challenging due to the effects of gas pockets and attenuating couch. The improved framework with all new components is used to fully evaluate the correction performance. The enhanced image quality has been evaluated using mean CT number and spatial nonuniformity (SNU) error as well as contrast improvement factor. If the pCT image is considered as the ground truth, on the four patients, the overall mean CT number error is reduced from over 300 HU to below 16 HU in the selected regions of interest (ROIs), and the SNU error is suppressed from over 18% to below 2%. The average soft-tissue contrast is improved by an average factor of 2.6. Conclusions: We further improve our pCT-based CBCT correction algorithm for clinical use. Superior correction performance has been demonstrated on four patient studies. By providing quantitative CBCT images, our approach significantly increases the accuracy of advanced CBCT-based clinical applications for IGRT.

Niu Tianye; Al-Basheer, Ahmad; Zhu Lei [Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Georgia Radiation Therapy Center, Department of Radiology, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia 30912 (United States); Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

393

Spacings of Nuclear Energy Levels  

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The distribution of spacings of nuclear energy levels in many heavy nuclei at an excitation energy of 5 to 9 Mev is obtained by careful correction of the observed distributions for the effect of failure to observe all levels. Results of transmission measurements on U234 and U236, as measured with the Brookhaven fast chopper, are presented. The experimental spacings of the zero-spin nuclides are considered first since all the levels from slow neutron capture have the same spin. The results show a deficiency of small spacings relative to the exponential distribution, which corresponds to a random occurrence of levels. In the analysis it is shown that there is no local correlation of neutron widths and level spacings. The "level repulsion" effect is also found for the nuclides of nonzero spin, for which the data are more abundant but the analysis is complicated by the presence of two spin systems. The distribution obtained is in agreement with one suggested by Wigner based on a probability of level occurrence proportional to the spacing S. The corrections here developed are also applied to the reduced neutron width distribution and this corrected distribution is in good agreement with the Porter-Thomas distribution.

John A. Harvey and D. J. Hughes

1958-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

394

On the stability of bubble functions and a stabilized mixed finite element formulation for the Stokes problem  

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In this paper we investigate the relationship between stabilized and enriched finite element formulations for the Stokes problem. We also present a new stabilized mixed formulation for which the stability parameter is derived purely by the method of weighted residuals. This new formulation allows equal order interpolation for the velocity and pressure fields. Finally, we show by counterexample that a direct equivalence between subgrid-based stabilized finite element methods and Galerkin methods enriched by bubble functions cannot be constructed for quadrilateral and hexahedral elements using standard bubble functions.

Turner, D Z; Hjelmstad, K D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Company Level Imports Explanatory Notes  

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Company Level Imports Explanatory Notes Company Level Imports Explanatory Notes Notice: Ongoing analysis of imports data to the Energy Information Administration reveals that some imports are not correctly reported on Form EIA-814 "Monthly Imports Report". Contact with the companies provides sufficient information for EIA to include these imports in the data even though they have not provided complete reports on Form EIA-814. Estimates are included in aggregate data, but the estimates are not included in the file of Company-Level Imports. Therefore, summation of volumes for PAD Districts 1-5 from the Company-Level Imports will not equal aggregate import totals. Explanation of Codes Used in Imports Database Files SURVEY_ID EIA-814 Survey Form Number for Collecting Petroleum Import Statistics

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High-Level Waste Requirements  

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The guide provides the criteria for determining which DOE radioactive wastes are to be managed as high-level waste in accordance with DOE M 435.1-1.

1999-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

397

Wafer-Level Thermocompression Bonds  

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Thermocompression bonding of gold is a promising technique for achieving low temperature, wafer-level bonding without the application of an electric field or complicated pre-bond cleaning procedure. The presence of a ductile ...

Tsau, Christine H.

398

Regional Sea-Level Projection  

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...to inform such decisions. Earth system models used in the last Intergovermental...than twice) than do current Earth system models (fig. S1). Is this discrepancy...project future sea-level rise? Earth system models have significant uncertainties...

Josh K. Willis; John A. Church

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

399

Low Level Heat Recovery Technology  

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level heat recovery technology. This paper discusses heat distribution systems, latest developments in absorption refrigeration and organic Rankine cycles, and pressure, minimization possibilities. The relative merits and economics of the various...

O'Brien, W. J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard specification for uranium oxides with a 235U content of less than 5 % for dissolution prior to conversion to nuclear-grade uranium dioxide  

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1.1 This specification covers uranium oxides, including processed byproducts or scrap material (powder, pellets, or pieces), that are intended for dissolution into uranyl nitrate solution meeting the requirements of Specification C788 prior to conversion into nuclear grade UO2 powder with a 235U content of less than 5 %. This specification defines the impurity and uranium isotope limits for such urania powders that are to be dissolved prior to processing to nuclear grade UO2 as defined in Specification C753. 1.2 This specification provides the nuclear industry with a general standard for such uranium oxide powders. It recognizes the diversity of conversion processes and the processes to which such powders are subsequently to be subjected (for instance, by solvent extraction). It is therefore anticipated that it may be necessary to include supplementary specification limits by agreement between the buyer and seller. 1.3 The scope of this specification does not comprehensively cover all provisions for prevent...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory stabilization/solidification of surrogate and actual mixed-waste sludge in glass and grout  

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Grouting and vitrification are currently the most likely stabilization/solidification technologies for mixed wastes. Grouting has been used to stabilize and solidify hazardous and low-level waste for decades. Vitrification has long been developed as a high-level-waste alternative and has been under development recently as an alternative treatment technology for low-level mixed waste. Laboratory testing has been performed to develop grout and vitrification formulas for mixed-waste sludges currently stored in underground tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and to compare these waste forms. Envelopes, or operating windows, for both grout and soda-lime-silica glass formulations for a surrogate sludge were developed. One formulation within each envelope was selected for testing the sensitivity of performance to variations ({+-}10 wt%) in the waste form composition and variations in the surrogate sludge composition over the range previously characterized in the sludges. In addition, one sludge sample of an actual mixed-waste tank was obtained, a surrogate was developed for this sludge sample, and grout and glass samples were prepared and tested in the laboratory using both surrogate and the actual sludge. The sensitivity testing of a surrogate tank sludge in selected glass and grout formulations is discussed in this paper, along with the hot-cell testing of an actual tank sludge sample.

Spence, R.D.; Gilliam, T.M.; Mattus, C.H.; Mattus, A.J.

1998-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0303: Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure | Department of  

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03: Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure 03: Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure EIS-0303: Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure SUMMARY This EIS evaluates alternatives for closing 49 high-level radioactive waste tanks and associated equipment such as evaporator systems, transfer pipelines, diversion boxes, and pump pits. DOE selected the preferred alternative identified in the Final EIS, Stabilize Tanks-Fill with Grout, to guide development and implementation of closure of the high-level waste tanks and associated equipment at the Savannah River Site. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD March 5, 2012 EIS-0303: Supplement Analysis Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure, SC July 8, 2011 EIS-0303: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

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Stability of vortex solitons in a photorefractive optical lattice  

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://www.njp.org/ DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/6/1/047 Abstract. Stability of on- and off-site vortex solitons with unit stable than off-site ones. Increasing the DC field stabilizes both types of vortex solitons. Contents 1. Introduction 2 2. Off-site vortex solitons 4 3. On-site vortex solitons 9 4. Summary 11 Acknowledgments 11

Yang, Jianke

404

Output-feedback stabilization of an unstable wave equation  

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We consider the problem of stabilization of a one-dimensional wave equation that contains instability at its free end and control on the opposite end. In contrast to classical collocated ''boundary damper'' feedbacks for the neutrally stable wave equations ... Keywords: Backstepping, Boundary control, Distributed parameter systems, Stabilization, Wave equation

Miroslav Krstic; Bao-Zhu Guo; Andras Balogh; Andrey Smyshlyaev

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Asymptotic Stability of a Plane CJ Detonation Wave  

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Asymptotic Stability of a Plane CJ Detonation Wave Tong Li Department of Mathematics University of California, Los Angeles Abstract. We study the asymptotic stability of a plane CJ detonation wave under and that the solution converges uniformly to a shifted CJ detonation wave as t!+ 1 for initial data which are small

Soatto, Stefano

406

State of Detonation Stability Theory and Its Application to Propulsion  

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State of Detonation Stability Theory and Its Application to Propulsion D. Scott Stewart University, Massachusetts 02139 DOI: 10.2514/1.21586 We present an overview of the current state of detonation stability or asymptotic treatments of detonations, including various asymptotic limits that appear in the literature

Kasimov, Aslan

407

HYBRID SYSTEMS: GENERALIZED SOLUTIONS AND ROBUST STABILITY 1  

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HYBRID SYSTEMS: GENERALIZED SOLUTIONS AND ROBUST STABILITY 1 Rafal Goebel Joao Hespanha Andrew R asymptotic stability for hybrid systems is considered. For this purpose, a generalized solution concept is developed. The first step is to characterize a hybrid time domain that permits an efficient description

Goebel, Rafal

408

Image Stabilization Device of Aerial Camera Based on Mobile CCD  

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In order to solve the problem of image motion and the problem of out of focus during aerial camera exposure, there provide an image stabilization device. In the device there is a motive CCD driven by linear ultrasonic motors (LUM) in three directions. ... Keywords: optical devices, areal camera, Image stabilization, focal plane rectification, linear ultrasonic motor

Dengqun Yu; Enshi Qu; Jianzhong Cao; Jian Zhang; Aqi Yan

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Morphology and thermal conductivity of yttria-stabilized zirconia coatings  

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yttria-stabilized zir- conia (YSZ) is then applied to provide thermal insulation [1]. This ceramic layer]. The thermal conductivity of the ceramic layer has been found to depend on the pore morphology within a coatingMorphology and thermal conductivity of yttria-stabilized zirconia coatings Hengbei Zhao a

Wadley, Haydn

410

Hydrostatic and Stability Calculations with Adrian B. Biran1  

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MATLAB is that of students that have to solve exercises, carry on projects and especially thoseHydrostatic and Stability Calculations with MATLAB Adrian B. Biran1 August 29, 2006 Abstract This paper shows how MATLAB can be used in Naval Architecture for practical hydrostatic and stability

Rimon, Elon

411

Vacuum stability of asymptotically safe gauge-Yukawa theories  

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We study the phase diagram and the stability of the ground state for certain four-dimensional gauge-Yukawa theories whose high-energy behaviour is controlled by an interacting fixed point. We also provide analytical and numerical results for running couplings, their crossover scales, the separatrix, and the Coleman-Weinberg effective potential. Classical and quantum stability of the vacuum is established.

Litim, Daniel F; Sannino, Francesco

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Asymptotic Stability of Heteroclinic Cycles in Systems with Symmetry, II  

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Asymptotic Stability of Heteroclinic Cycles in Systems with Symmetry, II Martin Krupa #3; Ian heteroclinic cycles that persist under perturbations that respect the symmetry. In previous work, we began a system- atic investigation into the asymptotic stability of such cycles. In particular, we found a su

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Practical Stability Assessement of Distributed Synchronous Generators Under Load Variations  

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Practical Stability Assessement of Distributed Synchronous Generators Under Load Variations Roman the practical stability of distribution systems with synchronous generators subject to changes in the system a mathematical model of the distribution system with synchronous generators in the form of a switched affine

Pota, Himanshu Roy

414

Evaluation of Condor SS as a soil stabilizer  

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chemicals such as lime, cement and fly-ash. Condor SS, an electrochemical, has been used in our research to evaluate its stabilization capabilities on Burleson clay as well as its overall effectiveness as a soil stabilizer. Tukey and Duncan comparison...

Ahmed, Shamim

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

415

Electronic Structure and Stability of Semiconducting Graphene Nanoribbons  

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Electronic Structure and Stability of Semiconducting Graphene Nanoribbons Vero´nica Barone, Oded stability of semiconducting graphene nanoribbons. We consider ribbons with different edge nature including band structure of graphene (a single infinite sheet of graphite). Depending on their chirality

Hod, Oded

416

Some Thoughts on Stability in Nonlinear Periodic Focusing Systems  

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A brief discussion is given of the long-term stability of particle motions through periodic focusing structures containing lumped nonlinear elements. A method is presented whereby one can specify the nonlinear elements in such a way as to generate a variety of structures in which the motion has long-term stability.

McMillan, E. M.

1967-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Characterization of the 216-Z-9 Crib Prior to Decontamination and Demolition Using Robot Crawler and High Resolution Photography  

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The Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office is preparing to conduct a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) removal action for the decontamination and demolition of the above-grade mining structures and equipment at the 216-Z-9 Crib. An investigation of the condition of the mining complex was initiated to determine constraints necessary for safely conducting the removal of the buildings. While crib headspace chemical analysis and nondestructive analysis of the interior of the buildings was completed to address radiological contamination concerns, the primary concern regarding the removal of the above-grade structures located on the crib cover involves determining the loading capacity and structural integrity of the crib cover slab. Additional concerns included headspace gases and radionuclide contamination. Until the structural analysis was completed, loading limits on the crib cover had been restricted. Photographic documentation revealed the loss of protective tiles and acid resistant coating from the underside of the cover raising a question of concrete stability. The investigation relied heavily on the use of high resolution photography with high intensity lighting for photographic documentation of the underside of the crib cover, followed by structural analysis of the documentation by a team of qualified engineers. Deployment of a robot crawler with attached camera and positioning of a fixed camera were integral to this structural characterization effort. Results of the photographic documentation were of sufficient quality to allow for bounding decisions to be made regarding the loading of the crib cover while performing the demolition of the mining structures (glovebox, excavator, bucket) and the associated buildings. The 216-Z-9 Crib, also known as the 216 Z-9 Recuplex CAW (CA column waste) Waste Disposal Cavern, the Z-9 Trench and the Z-9 Crib was constructed as an engineered trench with an open area beneath a concrete slab. The crib is located near the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) facility, at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Eastern Washington State. The crib was used as a disposal site for effluent chemical and radiological wastes from the recovery of uranium and plutonium through extraction or RECUPLEX process, a method that recovered uranium and plutonium from liquid and solid wastes and scraps from other PFP processes. During its operating life, from 1955 through 1962, the Z-9 Crib received liquid wastes totaling approximately four million liters, or one million gallons. Analyses of the crib soil in seven locations to a depth of up to two meters (six feet) beneath the crib floor indicated that the plutonium content of the crib soil ranged from 50 to 150 kg (the highest concentration measured was 34.5 g/L of soil). While performing the structural evaluation of the crib cover, additional characterization information was obtained on the radiological and chemical conditions of the crib and structures. (authors)

Hopkins, A.; Sutter, C.; Klos, D.B. [Fluor Hanford, Richland, WA (United States); Teal, J.A. [Fluor Government Group, Operations West, Richland WA (United States); Oates, L. [Environmental Quality Management, Richland, WA (United States); Bond, F.W. [Washington State Department of Ecology, Richland, WA (United States); Mattlin, E.; Clarke, S. [U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Richland WA (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Frequency Stabilization and Optical Phase Locked Loops: Golden Threads of Precision Measurement  

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Stabilization of lasers through locking to optical cavities, atomic transitions, and molecular transitions has enabled the field of precision optical measurement since shortly after the invention of the laser. Recent advances in the field have produced an optical clock that is orders of magnitude more stable than those of just a few years prior. Phase locking of one laser to another, or to a frequency offset from another, formed the basis for linking stable lasers across the optical spectrum, such frequency chains exhibiting progressively finer precision through the years. Phase locking between the modes within a femtosecond pulsed laser has yielded the optical frequency comb, one of the most beautiful and useful instruments of our time. This talk gives an overview of these topics, from early work through to the latest 1E-16 thermal noise-limited precision recently attained for a stable laser, and the ongoing quest for ever finer precision and accuracy. The issues of understanding and measuring line widths and shapes are also studied in some depth, highlighting implications for servo design for sub-Hz line widths.

Taubman, Matthew S.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Steady state whistler turbulence and stability of thermal barriers in tandem mirrors  

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The effect of the whistler turbulence on anisotropic electrons in a thermal barrier is examined. The electron distribution function is derived self?consistently by solving the steady state quasilinear diffusion equation. Saturated amplitudes are computed using the resonance broadening theory or convective stabilization. Estimated power levels necessary for sustaining the steady state of a strongly anisotropic electron population are found to exceed by orders of magnitude the estimates based on Fokker–Planck calculations for the range of parameters of tandem mirror (TMX?U and MFTF?B) experiments [Nucl. Fusion 2 5 1205 (1985)]. Upper limits on the allowed degree of anisotropy for existing power densities are calculated.

C. Litwin; R. N. Sudan

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Steady state whistler turbulence and stability of thermal barriers in tandem mirrors  

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The effect of the whistler turbulence on anisotropic electrons in a thermal barrier is examined. The electron distribution function is derived self-consistently by solving the steady state quasilinear diffusion equation. Saturated amplitudes are computed using the resonance broadening theory or convective stabilization. Estimated power levels necessary for sustaining the steady state of a strongly anisotropic electron population are found to exceed by orders of magnitude the estimates based on Fokker--Planck calculations for the range of parameters of tandem mirror (TMX-U and MFTF-B) experiments (Nucl. Fusion 25, 1205 (1985)). Upper limits on the allowed degree of anisotropy for existing power densities are calculated.

Litwin, C.; Sudan, R.N.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of discharge gap on the discharge stability in a short vacuum arc ion source  

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The influence of the discharge gap between cathode and anode on the discharge stability in a short vacuum arc (SVA) ion source is presented in this paper. Planar cathode and cylindrical hollow anode made of titanium are investigated. There is a great need in present accelerator injection research for SVA source to produce the small deviation of the ion current beam. Current research shows that increasing the short discharge gap can reduce the level of ion current deviation and ion charge deviation from 29% and 31% to 15% and 17%, respectively. A microplasma plume generation mechanism in SVA and scanning electron microscopic results can be used to explain this interesting phenomenon.

Chen, L. [Institute of Electronic Engineering, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang, G. L.; Jin, D. Z.; Dai, J. Y. [Institute of Electronic Engineering, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Yang, L. [Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Louzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000 (China)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

422

Achieving Vibration Stability of the NSLS-II Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline  

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The hard x-ray nanoprobe (HXN) beamline of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) requires high levels of stability in order to achieve the desired instrument resolution. To ensure that the design of the endstation helps meet the stringent criteria and that natural and cultural vibration is mitigated both passively and actively, a comprehensive study complimentary to the design process has been undertaken. Vibration sources that have the potential to disrupt sensitive experiments such as wind, traffic, and NSLS II operating systems have been studied using state-of-the-art simulations and an array of field data. Further, final stage vibration isolation principles have been explored.

Simos, N.; Chu, Y. S.; Broadbent, A.; Nazaretski, E.; Margulies, L.; Dyling, O.; Shen, Q.; Fallier, M. [National Synchrotron Light Source II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

423

Design Guidelines for Test Level 3 (TL-3) Through Test Level 5 (TL-5) Roadside Barrier Systems Placed on Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining Wall  

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Campus. The author also wishes to sincerely thank the Reinforced Earth Company, Mr. Pete Anderson, Mr. Carl Sanders, and Mr. David Hutchinson, for their help on answering many questions and for providing the material for the construction of the full... for MASH TL-4 impact......... 77 Figure 3.10 Enhanced FE tractor-trailer model developed by NTRC (39) ..................... 83 Figure 3.11 MASH TL-5 FE model for the 42 in. (1.07 m) tall barrier and the tall vertical wall...

Saez Barrios, Deeyvid 1980-

2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

424

Progress in xenon stability analysis for a flux-flattened reactor  

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A power oscillation induced by a xenon transient is common to all large thermal reactors. The Hanford N Reactor, operated by UNC Nuclear Industries for the US Dept. of Energy, is a large graphite-moderated horizontal pressure tube reactor whose dimensions are approx. 10 x 10 x 12 m. To preclude xenon instability, the N Reactor was designed to have a large negative power coefficient of reactivity. Previous analyses and observations made over 23 yr of operation have confirmed that the reactor is in fact very stable. Currently an effort is under way to introduce axial flux-flattening to improve the operating and long-term safety margins. Safety evaluations associated with the flux-flattening program require a complete review of the xenon stability question. To achieve the level of accuracy necessary to make an unambiguous analysis of the xenon stability characteristics in the flux-flattened mode, it is necessary to employ sophisticated methods. To this end, it was decided to write a three-dimensional nodal code and to couple xenon and temperature feedbacks to this code. This paper summarizes the progress made in developing such a code for xenon stability analysis related to the N Reactor.

Wu, R.M.; Lan, J.S.; Albrecht, R.W.; Toffer, H.; Omberg, R.P.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

SULFUR POLYMER STABILIZATION/SOLIDIFICATION (SPSS) TREATABILITY OF LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY MERCURY WASTE.  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory's Sulfur Polymer Stabilization/Solidification (SPSS) process was used to treat approximately 90kg of elemental mercury mixed waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Treatment was carried out in a series of eight batches using a 1 ft{sup 3} pilot-scale mixer, where mercury loading in each batch was 33.3 weight percent. Although leach performance is currently not regulated for amalgamated elemental mercury (Hg) mixed waste, Toxicity Characteristic Leach Procedure (TCLP) testing of SPSS treated elemental mercury waste indicates that leachability is readily reduced to below the TCLP limit of 200 ppb (regulatory requirement following treatment by retort for wastes containing > 260 ppb Hg), and with process optimization, to levels less than the stringent Universal Treatment Standard (UTS) limit of 25 ppb that is applied to waste containing < 260 ppm Hg. In addition, mercury-contaminated debris, consisting of primary glass and plastic containers, as well as assorted mercury thermometers, switches, and labware, was first reacted with SPSS components to stabilize the mercury contamination, then macroencapsulated in the molten SPSS product. This treatment was done by vigorous agitation of the sulfur polymer powder and the comminuted debris. Larger plastic and metal containers were reacted to stabilize internal mercury contamination, and then filled with molten sulfur polymer to encapsulate the treated product.

ADAMS,J.W.; KALB,P.D.

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Curriculum Statement for Graduate Level (Third Level) Education  

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an application to the head of the Department of Information Technology. Admissions to places in third level Science or courses in areas relevant to Embedded Systems, covering at least 90 higher education credits. Of these, at least 15 higher education credits must be within courses close to the area of Embedded Systems

Flener, Pierre

427

Thermal Stability of Chelated Indium Activable Tracers  

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The thermal stability of indium tracer chelated with organic ligands ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) was measured for reservoir temperatures of 150, 200, and 240 C. Measurements of the soluble indium concentration was made as a function of time by neutron activation analysis. From the data, approximate thermal decomposition rates were estimated. At 150 C, both chelated tracers were stable over the experimental period of 20 days. At 200 C, the InEDTA concentration remained constant for 16 days, after which the thermal decomposition occurred at a measured rate constant of k = 0.09 d{sup -1}. The thermal decomposition of InNTA at 200 C showed a first order reaction with a measured rate constant of k = 0.16 d{sup -1}. At 240 C, both indium chelated tracers showed rapid decomposition with rate constants greater than 1.8 d{sup -1}. The data indicate that for geothermal reservoir with temperatures up to about 200 C, indium chelated tracers can be used effectively for transit times of at least 20 days. These experiments were run without reservoir rock media, and do not account for concomitant loss of indium tracer by adsorption processes.

Chrysikopoulos, Costas; Kruger, Paul

1986-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

428

PIN generation using EEG: a stability study  

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In a previous study, it has been shown that brain activity, i.e., electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, can be used to generate personal identification number (PIN). The method was based on brain-computer interface (BCI) technology using a P300-based BCI approach and showed that a single-channel EEG was sufficient to generate PIN without any error for three subjects. The advantage of this method is obviously its better fraud resistance compared to conventional methods of PIN generation such as entering the numbers using a keypad. Here, we investigate the stability of these EEG signals when used with a neural network classifier, i.e., to investigate the changes in the performance of the method over time. Our results, based on recording conducted over a period of three months, indicate that a single channel is no longer sufficient and a multiple electrode configuration is necessary to maintain acceptable performances. Alternatively, a recording session to retrain the neural network classifier can be conducted on shorter intervals, though practically this might not be viable.

Ramaswamy Palaniappan; Kenneth Revett

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Stability and Evolution of Galactic Discs  

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In this review, I discuss just three aspects of the stability and evolution of galactic discs. (1) I first review our understanding of the bar instability and how it can be controlled. Disc galaxies in which the orbital speed does not decrease much towards the centre have no difficulty avoiding bars, even when dark matter makes an insignificant contribution to the inner part of the rotation curve. (2) I then briefly discuss interactions between disturbances in the discs of galaxies and the spherical components, which generally exert a damping effect through dynamical friction. The fact that bars in real galaxies appear to rotate quite rapidly, seems to require dark matter halos to have large, low-density cores. (3) In the remainder of the article, I consider the theory of spiral structure. The new development here is that the distribution function for stars in the Solar neighbourhood, as measured by HIPPARCOS, is far less smooth than most theoretical work had previously supposed. The strong variations in the values of the \\DF over small ranges in angular momentum have the appearance of having been caused by scattering at Lindblad resonances with spiral patterns. This result, if confirmed when the radial velocity data become available, supports the picture of spiral patterns as dynamical instabilities driven by substructure in the \\DF. The details of how decaying patterns might seed conditions for a new instability remain unclear, and deserve fresh attention.

J. A. Sellwood

1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

430

Stability of eutectic interface during directional solidification  

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Directional solidification of eutectic alloys shows different types of eutectic morphologies. These include lamellar, rod, oscillating and tilting modes. The growth of these morphologies occurs with a macroscopically planar interface. However, under certain conditions, the planar eutectic front becomes unstable and gives rise to a cellular or a dendritic structure. This instability leads to the cellular/dendritic structure of either a primary phase or a two-phase structure. The objective of this work is to develop a fundamental understanding of the instability of eutectic structure into cellular/dendritic structures of a single phase and of two-phases. Experimental studies have been carried out to examine the transition from a planar to two-phase cellular and dendritic structures in a ceramic system of Alumina-Zirconia (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZrO{sub 2}) and in a transparent organic system of carbon tetrabromide and hexachloroethane (CBr{sub 4}-C{sub 2}Cl{sub 6}). Several aspects of eutectic interface stability have been examined.

Han, S.H.

1996-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

431

The Stability of Teacher Effects in Math and Reading Achievement over Time: A Study of One Midsize District  

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to the Top is “a teacher whose students achieve acceptable rates (e.g., at least one grade level in an academic year) of student growth.” The question remains, however, from numerous researchers’ reviews, “whether a teacher who is effective or ineffective... are moving toward models of measuring teacher effectiveness through measurement of their students’ performance on standardized tests (i.e., test scores). This study examines the pragmatism of this practice and the stability of teacher math and reading...

Bessolo, Jennifer

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

432

Practical stability assessment of distributed synchronous generators under variations in the system equilibrium conditions  

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Abstract This paper proposes a method to assess the practical stability of power distribution systems with synchronous generators subject to changes in the system equilibrium conditions due to fast varying loads. The concept of practical stability deals with two known state-space regions ?1 (which contains all the initial conditions reflecting the perturbations at which the system is subject during its operation) and ?2 (which represents the operating security region of the power distribution system) satisfying ?1 ? ?2. The practical stability problem and the focus of this paper is to determine under which conditions the system trajectories will be confined into a security region of operation for a certain time interval of interest, as the equilibrium point of the model changes. This study was carried out using a mathematical model of the distribution system with synchronous generators in the form of a switched affine system. This proposed model is capable of describing the system behavior over a certain period within which changes on the equilibrium conditions of the system can occur. Sufficient conditions for the power distribution system with synchronous generators described as a switched affine system to be practically stable with respect to its operating security region ?2 are given in the form of matrix inequalities constraints. The results, obtained for the model of a cogeneration plant of 10 MW added to a distribution network constituted by a feeder and six buses, show that the less stringent properties of the concept of practical stability can be very well-suited to the security analysis of power systems subjected to frequent variations in the load level.

Roman Kuiava; Rodrigo A. Ramos; Hemanshu R. Pota; Luis F.C. Alberto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A RECOMMENDED PASQUILL-GIFFORD STABILITY CLASSIFICATION METHOD FOR SAFETY BASIS ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION MODELING AT SRS  

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Several of the most common methods for estimating Pasquill-Gifford (PG) stability (turbulence) class were evaluated for use in modeling the radiological consequences of SRS accidental releases using the MELCOR Accident Consequence Code System, Ver. 2 (MACCS2). Evaluation criteria included: (1) the ability of the method to represent diffusion characteristics above a predominantly forested landscape at SRS, (2) suitability of the method to provide data consistent with the formulation of the MACCS2 model, and (3) the availability of onsite meteorological data to support implementation of the method The evaluation resulted in a recommendation that PG stability classification for regulatory applications at SRS should be based on measurements of the standard deviation of the vertical component of wind direction fluctuations, {sigma}{sub e}, collected from the 61-m level of the SRS meteorological towers, and processed in full accordance with EPA-454/R-99-005 (EPA, 2000). This approach provides a direct measurement that is fundamental to diffusion and captures explicitly the turbulence generated by both mechanical and buoyant forces over the characteristic surface (forested) of SRS. Furthermore, due to the potentially significant enhancement of horizontal fluctuations in wind direction from the occurrence of meander at night, the use of {sigma}{sub e} will ensure a reasonably conservative estimate of PG stability class for use in dispersion models that base diffusion calculations on a single value of PG stability class. Furthermore, meteorological data bases used as input for MACCS2 calculations should contain hourly data for five consecutive annual periods from the most recent 10 years.

Hunter, C.

2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

434

Multi-energy CT based on a prior rank, intensity and sparsity model (PRISM) This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.  

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Multi-energy CT based on a prior rank, intensity and sparsity model (PRISM) This article has been:10.1088/0266-5611/27/11/115012 Multi-energy CT based on a prior rank, intensity and sparsity model and sparsity of a multi-energy image, and intensity/spectral characteristics of base materials. Furthermore, we

Wang, Ge

435

In situ vitrification: application analysis for stabilization of transuranic waste  

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The in situ vitrification process builds upon the electric melter technology previously developed for high-level waste immobilization. In situ vitrification converts buried wastes and contaminated soil to an extremely durable glass and crystalline waste form by melting the materials, in place, using joule heating. Once the waste materials have been solidified, the high integrity waste form should not cause future ground subsidence. Environmental transport of the waste due to water or wind erosion, and plant or animal intrusion, is minimized. Environmental studies are currently being conducted to determine whether additional stabilization is required for certain in-ground transuranic waste sites. An applications analysis has been performed to identify several in situ vitrification process limitations which may exist at transuranic waste sites. Based on the process limit analysis, in situ vitrification is well suited for solidification of most in-ground transuranic wastes. The process is best suited for liquid disposal sites. A site-specific performance analysis, based on safety, health, environmental, and economic assessments, will be required to determine for which sites in situ vitrification is an acceptable disposal technique. Process economics of in situ vitrification compare favorably with other in-situ solidification processes and are an order of magnitude less than the costs for exhumation and disposal in a repository. Leachability of the vitrified product compares closely with that of Pyrex glass and is significantly better than granite, marble, or bottle glass. Total release to the environment from a vitrified waste site is estimated to be less than 10/sup -5/ parts per year. 32 figures, 30 tables.

Oma, K.H.; Farnsworth, R.K.; Rusin, J.M.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Phase stability and elastic properties of Cr-V alloys  

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V is the only element in the periodic table that forms a complete solid solution with Cr and thus is particularly important in alloying strategy to ductilize Cr. This study combines first-principles density functional theory calculations and experiments to investigate the phase stability and elastic properties of Cr–V binary alloys. The cluster expansion study reveals the formation of various ordered compounds at low temperatures that were not previously known. These compounds become unstable due to the configurational entropy of bcc solid solution as the temperature is increased. The elastic constants of ordered and disordered compounds are calculated at both T = 0 K and finite temperatures. The overall trends in elastic properties are in agreement with measurements using the resonant ultrasound spectroscopy method. The calculations predict that addition of V to Cr decreases both the bulk modulus and the shear modulus, and enhances the Poisson’s ratio, in agreement with experiments. Decrease in the bulk modulus is correlated to decrease in the valence electron density and increase in the lattice constant. An enhanced Poisson’s ratio for bcc Cr–V alloys (compared to pure Cr) is associated with an increased density of states at the Fermi level. Furthermore, the difference charge density in the bonding region in the (110) slip plane is highest for pure Cr and decreases gradually as V is added. The present calculation also predicts a negative Cauchy pressure for pure Cr, and it becomes positive upon alloying with V. The intrinsic ductilizing effect from V may contribute, at least partially, to the experimentally observed ductilizing phenomenon in the literature.

Gao, M. C.; Suzuki, Y.; Schweiger, H.; Do?an, Ö.N.; Hawk, J.; Widom M.

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

437

High temperature liquid level sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A length of metal sheathed metal oxide cable is perforated to permit liquid access to the insulation about a pair of conductors spaced close to one another. Changes in resistance across the conductors will be a function of liquid level, since the wetted insulation will have greater electrical conductivity than that of the dry insulation above the liquid elevation.

Tokarz, Richard D. (West Richland, WA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Method-level bug prediction  

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Researchers proposed a wide range of approaches to build effective bug prediction models that take into account multiple aspects of the software development process. Such models achieved good prediction performance, guiding developers towards those parts ... Keywords: code metrics, fine-grained source code changes, method-level bug prediction

Emanuel Giger; Marco D'Ambros; Martin Pinzger; Harald C. Gall

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

TERRORISM AT THE PLANT LEVEL  

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TERRORISM AT THE PLANT LEVEL ... IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, chemical plant officials say they have increased security through greater plant surveillance, more guards, intense vehicle inspections, and plans to better coordinate security with similar facilities, fire departments, and police. ...

JEFF JOHNSON

2001-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

440

Operational Strategies for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site in Egypt - 13513  

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The ultimate aims of treatment and conditioning is to prepare waste for disposal by ensuring that the waste will meet the waste acceptance criteria of a disposal facility. Hence the purpose of low-level waste disposal is to isolate the waste from both people and the environment. The radioactive particles in low-level waste emit the same types of radiation that everyone receives from nature. Most low-level waste fades away to natural background levels of radioactivity in months or years. Virtually all of it diminishes to natural levels in less than 300 years. In Egypt, The Hot Laboratories and Waste Management Center has been established since 1983, as a waste management facility for LLW and ILW and the disposal site licensed for preoperational in 2005. The site accepts the low level waste generated on site and off site and unwanted radioactive sealed sources with half-life less than 30 years for disposal and all types of sources for interim storage prior to the final disposal. Operational requirements at the low-level (LLRW) disposal site are listed in the National Center for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control NCNSRC guidelines. Additional procedures are listed in the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility Standards Manual. The following describes the current operations at the LLRW disposal site. (authors)

Mohamed, Yasser T. [Hot Laboratories and Waste Management Center, Atomic Energy Authority, 3 Ahmed El-Zomor St., El-Zohour District, Naser City, 11787, Cairo (Egypt)] [Hot Laboratories and Waste Management Center, Atomic Energy Authority, 3 Ahmed El-Zomor St., El-Zohour District, Naser City, 11787, Cairo (Egypt)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

DEFENSE HIGH LEVEL WASTE GLASS DEGRADATION  

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The purpose of this Analysis/Model Report (AMR) is to document the analyses that were done to develop models for radionuclide release from high-level waste (HLW) glass dissolution that can be integrated into performance assessment (PA) calculations conducted to support site recommendation and license application for the Yucca Mountain site. This report was developed in accordance with the ''Technical Work Plan for Waste Form Degradation Process Model Report for SR'' (CRWMS M&O 2000a). It specifically addresses the item, ''Defense High Level Waste Glass Degradation'', of the product technical work plan. The AP-3.15Q Attachment 1 screening criteria determines the importance for its intended use of the HLW glass model derived herein to be in the category ''Other Factors for the Postclosure Safety Case-Waste Form Performance'', and thus indicates that this factor does not contribute significantly to the postclosure safety strategy. Because the release of radionuclides from the glass will depend on the prior dissolution of the glass, the dissolution rate of the glass imposes an upper bound on the radionuclide release rate. The approach taken to provide a bound for the radionuclide release is to develop models that can be used to calculate the dissolution rate of waste glass when contacted by water in the disposal site. The release rate of a particular radionuclide can then be calculated by multiplying the glass dissolution rate by the mass fraction of that radionuclide in the glass and by the surface area of glass contacted by water. The scope includes consideration of the three modes by which water may contact waste glass in the disposal system: contact by humid air, dripping water, and immersion. The models for glass dissolution under these contact modes are all based on the rate expression for aqueous dissolution of borosilicate glasses. The mechanism and rate expression for aqueous dissolution are adequately understood; the analyses in this AMR were conducted to provide models and parameter values that can be used to calculate the dissolution rates for the different modes of water contact. The analyses were conducted to identify key aspects of the mechanistic model for glass dissolution to be included in the abstracted models used for PA calculations, evaluate how the models can be used to calculate bounding values of the glass dissolution rates under anticipated water contact modes in the disposal. system, and determine model parameter values for the range of potential waste glass compositions and anticipated environmental conditions. The analysis of a bounding rate also considered the effects of the buildup of glass corrosion products in the solution contacting the glass and potential effects of alteration phase formation. Note that application of the models and model parameter values is constrained to the anticipated range of HLW glass compositions and environmental conditions. The effects of processes inherent to exposure to humid air and dripping water were not modeled explicitly. Instead, the impacts of these processes on the degradation rate were taken into account by using empirically measured parameter values. These include the rates at which water sorbs onto the glass, drips onto the glass, and drips off of the glass. The dissolution rates of glasses that were exposed to humid air and dripping water measured in laboratory tests are used to estimate model parameter values for contact by humid air and dripping water in the disposal system.

W. Ebert

2001-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

442

Roll stabilization for fast monohulls by using passive and active lifting appendages  

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Roll stabilization for monohulls is an important issue in naval architecture. Several methods including roll stabilization tanks, active control fins, rudder roll stabilization systems, and bilge keels are commonly used ...

Ulusoy, Talha

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Emergence and Stability of High-Pressure Resistance in Different Food-Borne Pathogens  

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...independent replicates. Burden and stability of the HHP resistance trait. Subsequently, we examined the stability of extreme HHP resistance in the evolved...study reports on the emergence and stability of extreme HHP resistance in different...

Dietrich Vanlint; Nele Rutten; Chris W. Michiels; Abram Aertsen

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

444

Short note on the stability of a dilatonic wall  

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A nontopological soliton solution of dilaton-Maxwell theory describes a domain wall-like solution which confines magnetic flux in its core [G.W. Gibbons and C.G. Wells, Class. Quant. Grav. 11, 2499 (1994)]. Since the solution is not stabilized by a nontrivial topology of the vacuum manifold, it is interesting to see if the static solution is stable against small fluctuations. We consider the stability of the solution in response to small fluctuations in the scalar and magnetic fields. It is determined that the ansatz solution does indeed exhibit stability.

J. R. Morris

2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

445

Radio-frequency stabilization of a nonequilibrium plasma accelerator  

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Results of experimental studies of the effect of an external RF field on the excitation of oscillations in a magnetoplasmadynamic plasma accelerator are presented. It is found that applying an RF field can suppress the drift component of low-frequency oscillations in the ejected plasma flow. The experimental data agree with the concept of stabilization of the plasma accelerator by the magnetic component of the field generated by the RF current loop. The conditions under which the RF field stabilizes the generation of the plasma flow are determined, and the factors limiting the stabilization efficiency are revealed.

Kirdyashev, K. P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kotel'nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (Fryazino Branch) (Russian Federation)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

446

Containment and stabilization technologies for mixed hazardous and radioactive wastes  

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A prevalent approach to the cleanup of waste sites contaminated with hazardous chemicals and radionuclides is to contain and/or stabilize wastes within the site. Stabilization involves treating the wastes in some fashion, either in situ or above ground after retrieval, to reduce the leachability and release rate of waste constituents to the environment. This approach is generally reserved for radionuclide contaminants, inorganic hazardous contaminants such as heavy metals, and nonvolatile organic contaminants. This paper describes the recent developments in the technical options available for containing and stabilizing wastes. A brief description of each technology is given along with a discussion of the most recent developments and examples of useful applications.

Buelt, J.L.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine) | Department of Energy  

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Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine) Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine) Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State Maine Program Type Safety and Operational Guidelines Provider Public Utilities Commission All proposed nuclear power generation facilities must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission under this statute prior to construction and

448

EA-0843: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Low-Level and Mixed Waste  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

43: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Low-Level and Mixed 43: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Low-Level and Mixed Waste Processing, Idaho Falls, Idaho EA-0843: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Low-Level and Mixed Waste Processing, Idaho Falls, Idaho SUMMARY This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to (1) reduce the volume of the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering Laboratory's (INEL) generated low-level waste (LLW) through sizing, compaction, and stabilization at Waste Experimental Reduction Facility (WERF); and (2) use commercial offsite facilities for supplemental LLW volume reduction (incineration). PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD June 3, 1994 EA-0843: Finding of No Significant Impact Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Low-Level and Mixed Waste Processing

449

Comprehensive low-level radioactive waste management plan for the Commonwealth of Kentucky  

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Part I of the Comprehensive Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Plan for the Commonwealth of Kentucky discusses the alternatives that have been examined to manage the low-level radioactive waste currently generated in the state. Part II includes a history of the commercial operation of the Maxey Flats Nuclear Waste Disposal Site in Fleming County, Kentucky. The reasons for closure of the facility by the Human Resources Cabinet, the licensing agency, are identified. The site stabilization program managed by the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet is described in Chapter VI. Future activities to be conducted at the Maxey Flats Disposal Site will include site stabilization activities, routine operations and maintenance, and environmental monitoring programs as described in Chapter VII.

Carr, R.M.; Mills, D.; Perkins, C.; Riddle, R.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Stability characteristics of some shale and coal liquids. Final report. [Thermal and storage stability  

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Liquid hydrocarbon fuels derived from coal and from oil shale were made available for characterization and thermal and storage stability investigations. The coal-derived liquids identified as naphthas from No. 6 Illinois and Wyodak coals produced by the Exxon Donor Solvent process contained high concentrations of oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur compounds and were considered to be unrefined synthetic crudes. These materials were found to be relatively unstable in storage. The shale-derived fuels were refined to meet the requirements of military specification jet fuels JP-8 and JP-5 and marine diesel fuel (DFM). Virtually all the specification requirements were met and the fuels were found to be thermally and storage stable. During 32-week, 43/sup 0/C storage tests conducted on these liquids, periodic measurements were made of precipitate fuel-insolubles, fuel-soluble gum, dissolved oxygen content and peroxide number. The liquids were analyzed, in some instances, by infrared, NMR, and uv spectroscopy, before and after the 32-week storage test with little or no change being observed in the bulk liquid samples. Shale-derived liquid hydrocarbons have been refined to meet current specification requirements for hydrocarbon fuels, and it appears that coal-derived liquids can also be refined to meet requirements for performance and storage stability.

Bowden, J.N.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Kinetic Effects on the Stability Properties of Field-reversed Configurations: I. Linear Stability  

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New computational results are presented which advance the understanding of the stability properties of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). We present results of hybrid and two-fluid (Hall-MHD) simulations of prolate FRCs. The n = 1 tilt instability mechanism and growth rate reduction mechanisms are investigated in detail including resonant particle effects, finite Larmor radius and Hall stabilization, and profile effects. It is shown that the Hall effect determines the mode rotation and the change in the linear mode structure in the kinetic regime; however, the reduction in the growth rate is mostly due to finite Larmor radius effects. Resonant wave-particle interactions are studied as a function of (a) elongation, (b) the kinetic parameter S*, which is proportional to the ratio of the separatrix radius to the thermal ion Larmor radius, and (c) the separatrix shape. It is demonstrated that, contrary to the usually assumed stochasticity of the ion orbits in the FRC, a large fraction of the orbits are regular in long configurations when S* is small. A stochasticity condition is found, and a scaling with the S* parameter is presented. Resonant particle effects are shown to maintain the instability in the large gyroradius regime regardless of the separatrix shape.

Elena V. Belova; Ronald C. Davidson; Hantao Ji; Masaaki Yamada

2003-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

452

Effect of exogenous prolactin on plasma luteinizing hormone levels in ovariectomized cows  

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. Serum LH and prolactin were measured in six Holstein heifers around the time of estrus (Swanson and Hafs, 1971). Serum LH rose slightly from . 7 ng/ml at 5 days prior to estrus to 1. 9 ng/ml one day before estrus. A significant elevation (B. l ng... variation in plasma prolactin among heifers (9 to 20 ng/ml). Circulating LK and prolactin levels were found to be higher in the morning and afternoon than at noon or during the night. Edgerton and Hafs (1973} measured serum LH and prolactin from parturi...

Forrest, David Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

453

Radionuclide-Chelating Agent Complexes in Low-Level Radioactive Decontamination Waste; Stability, Adsorption and Transport Potential  

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Speciation calculations were done to determine whether organic complexants facilitate transport of radionuclides leached from waste buried in soils. EDTA readily mobilizes divalent transition metals and moderately impacts trivalent actinides. Picolinate readily mobilizes only Ni2+ and Co2+. These speciation predictions ignore the influence of soil adsorption and biodegradation that break apart the complexes. In adsorption studies, picolinate concentrations have to be >10-4 M to lower the adsorption of Ni and Co. For Sm(III), Th(IV), Np(V), U(VI), and Pu, the picolinate concentration must be >10-3 M before adsorption decreases. EDTA forms strong complexes with divalent transition metals and can stop adsorption of Ni and Co when EDTA solution concentrations are 10-5 M. EDTA complexes with Np(V), U(VI), and Pu are much weaker; EDTA concentrations would have to be >10-3 M to adversely effects non-transition metal/radionuclide adsorption. Most picolinate and ETDA-metal complexes appear to readily dissociate during interactions with soils. The enhanced migration of radionuclide-organic complexes may be limited to a few unique conditions. We recommend that mixtures of metal/radionuclides and EDTA should not be solidified or co-disposed with high pH materials such as cement. For weaker binding organic complexants, such as picolinate, citrate and oxalate, co-disposal of decontamination wastes and concrete should be acceptable.

Serne, R. Jeffrey; Cantrell, Cantrell J.; Lindenmeier, Clark W.; Owen, Antionette T.; Kutnyakov, Igor V.; Orr, Robert D.; Felmy, Andrew R.

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Determination of an acceptable assimilable organic carbon (AOC) level for biological stability in water distribution systems with minimized chlorine residual  

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There is considerable interest in minimizing the chlorine residual in Japan because of increasing complaints about a chlorinous odor in drinking water. However, minimizing the chlorine residual causes the microbi...

Yumiko Ohkouchi; Bich Thuy Ly; Suguru Ishikawa…

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

The Impact of Spatial Variations of Low-Level Stability on the Life Cycle of a Simulated Supercell Storm  

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This study reports on the dynamical evolution of simulated, long-lived right-moving supercell storms in a high-CAPE, strongly sheared mesoscale environment, which initiate in a weakly capped region and subsequently move into a cold boundary layer ...

Conrad L. Ziegler; Edward R. Mansell; Jerry M. Straka; Donald R. MacGorman; Donald W. Burgess

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Stabilizing Stick-Slip Friction Rosario Capozza,1  

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Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA 3 The Racah Institute stress profile produced by FS excites a sequence of rupture fronts; successive failure of the discrete of macroscopic motion, each rupture propagates from the loaded edge and arrests prior to traversing the entire

Fineberg, Jay

457

Ionospheric electron density anomaly prior to the December 26, 2006 M7.0 Pingtung earthquake doublet observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC  

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Six microsatellites termed Formosa Satellite 3 and Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC or F3/C in short) are employed to study the 3-D structure of the ionospheric electron density during two M7.0 offshore earthquakes occurred near Pingtung, the most south county of Taiwan, on December 26, 2006. Results show that around the epicenters the F2-peak height descends and the ionospheric electron density between 300 and 350 km altitude significantly decreases within 5 days prior to the earthquakes.

C.C. Hsiao; J.Y. Liu; K.-I. Oyama; N.L. Yen; Y.H. Wang; J.J. Miau

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

E-Print Network 3.0 - activity high stability Sample Search Results  

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Sciences 16 Namur, Belgium -weathering deteriorating slope stability future -Robert Hack 1 WEATHERING DETERIORATING Summary: assessed: extremely poor instable. SSPC stability <...

459

Operating stability of hydroelectric stations with downstream surge tanks  

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Hydraulic investigations of T-shaped forks made it possible to refine the character of head losses in the junction of the tank with the conduits. The use of the dependences obtained in calculating the stability o...

O. A. Murav'ev; V. V. Berlin

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Process for preparing a stabilized coal-water slurry  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for preparing a stabilized coal particle suspension which includes the steps of providing an aqueous media substantially free of coal oxidizing constituents, reducing, in a nonoxidizing atmosphere, the particle size of the coal to be suspended to a size sufficiently small to permit suspension thereof in the aqueous media and admixing the coal of reduced particle size with the aqueous media to release into the aqueous media coal stabilizing constituents indigenous to and carried by the reduced coal particles in order to form a stabilized coal particle suspension. The coal stabilizing constituents are effective in a nonoxidizing atmosphere to maintain the coal particle suspension at essentially a neutral or alkaline pH. The coal is ground in a nonoxidizing atmosphere such as an inert gaseous atmosphere to reduce the coal to a sufficient particle size and is admixed with an aqueous media that has been purged of oxygen and acid-forming gases.

Givens, Edwin N. (Bethlehem, PA); Kang, Doohee (Macungie, PA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Frequency stabilization for a 486nm dye-ring laser  

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For my thesis, I worked towards using two reference cavities to provide frequency stabilization to a 486nm dye-ring laser. After a doubling cavity doubles the frequency to 243nm, the laser beam is used to excite ground ...

Sievers, Charles A. (Charles Anders), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Parallel Transient Stability Simulation for National Power Grid of China  

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With the development of modern power system, real-time simulation and on-line control are becoming more and more critical. Transient stability analysis, where the most intensive computation locates, is the bottle...

Wei Xue; Jiwu Shu; Weimin Zheng

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts  

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Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts N. Costanzino , H. K. Jenssen of curved detonation fronts 32 7.1 ZND fronts of strong detonations in the two most commonly studied inviscid models of combustion, the ZND (finite

464

Irradiation Stability of Carbon Nanotubes and Related Materials  

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defect annealing at elevated irradiation temperatures, which delays the formation of amorphous regions. Investigation of nanotube stability after various processing techniques and irradiation indicated that radiation response of CNTs in a composite...

Aitkaliyeva, Assel 1985-

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

465

Stability of metallic thin film with free electron model  

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The stability of metallic thin lms is studied with free electron model, which is popularly known as model of \\particle in a box". A detailed theoretical framework is presented, along with discussion on typical metals, such as Pb, Al, Ag, Na, and Be. This simple model is found to be able to describe well the oscillation pattern of stability for continuous metallic lms. In particular, it yields even-odd oscillations in the stability of Pb(111) lm, consistent with both experimental observation and ab initio results. However, the free electron model is too crude to predict at what thickness the lm is stable. The lm stability is further examined with a model of \\particle in a corrugated box", where a lattice potential is added along the vertical direction of the lm. The e ect of lattice potential is found not substantial.

Wu, Biao [ORNL; Zhang, Zhenyu [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Theoretical Study of the Structure, Stability and Oxygen Reduction...  

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stability and catalytic reactivity between ultrathin, 0.5- 1.0 nm diameter, platinum nanotubes and nanowires. Model nanowires were formed by inserting an inner chain of platinum...

467

Long term voltage stability analysis for small disturbances  

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This dissertation attempts to establish an analytical and comprehensive framework to deal with two critical challenges associated with voltage stability analysis: 1. To study the new competitive environment appropriately and give more incentive...

Men, Kun

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

468

Stabilization of ballooning modes with sheared toroidal rotation  

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A new code demonstrates the stabilization of MHD ballooning modes by sheared toroidal rotation. A shifted-circle model is used to elucidate the physics and numerically reconstructed equilibria are used to analyze DIII-D discharges. In the ballooning representation, the modes shift periodically along the field line to the next point of unfavorable curvature. The shift frequency (d{Omega}/dq where {Omega} is the angular toroidal velocity and q is the safety factor) is proportional to the rotation shear and inversely proportional to the magnetic shear. Stability improves with increasing shift frequency and, in the shifted circle model, direct stable access to the second stability regime occurs when this frequency is a fraction of the Alfven frequency {omega}{sub A} = V{sub A}/qR. Shear stabilization is also demonstrated for an equilibrium reconstruction of a DIII-D VH-mode.

Miller, R.L.; Waelbroeck, F.W.; Lao, L.L.; Taylor, T.S.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Long-Term Stability of Personality: Implications for Behavior  

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R.R. (1994). Set like plaster: Evidence for the stability ofand middle adulthood: Set like plaster or persistent change?personality was ?set like plaster? by age 30 (Costa &McCrae,

Nave, Christopher Scott

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Evaluation of an alternative bituminous material as a soil stabilizer  

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Asphalt cements, cutback asphalts, and emulsified asphalts are used as bituminous stabilizing agents in the pavement systems. The emulsified asphalts are increasingly used in lieu of cutback asphalts because of environmental regulations and safety...

Kim, Yong-Rak

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Performance and Stability Analysis of a Shrouded-Fan UAV  

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This paper deals with the estimation of the performance and stability for a shrouded-fan unmanned rotorcraft whose mission profile also prescribes the flight in ground effect. The not so simple estimation of the aerodynamic coefficients and of the thrust in the various situations makes the performance calculation and the stability analysis difficult tasks. This is due to the strong interaction between the fan flow and shroud that causes quite different flow structures about the airframe depending on flight conditions. A further difficulty is related to the ground effect which produces substantial modifications in the rotor thrust and aerodynamic coefficients. To evaluate performance and stability, two models have been developed. One determines the aerodynamic coefficients of the shroud, whereas the other one calculates thrust and moment of the rotors system. Both models take into account the mutual interference between fan flow and fuselage and ground effect. Performance and stability are then discussed with ...

de Divitiis, Nicola

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Stability in the Stefan problem with surface tension (II)  

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This paper has been withdrawn by the authors due to an error in the proof of Lemma 3.9. The correct proof of global stability is given in arXiv:1101.5177

Mahir Hadzic; Yan Guo

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

473

A Porphyrin-Stabilized Iridium Oxide Water Oxidation Catalyst  

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A Porphyrin-Stabilized Iridium Oxide Water Oxidation Catalyst Authors: Sherman, B. D., Pillai, S., Kodis, G., Bergkamp, J., Mallouk, T. E., Gust, D., Moore, T. A., and Moore, A. L....

474

Assessment of a body force representation for compressor stability estimation  

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This thesis presents a methodology for the integration of blade row body forces, derived from axisymmetric and three- dimensional flow fields, for use in the stability analysis of axial compressors. The body force database ...

Patel, Amish A. (Amish Ashok)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Development of a body force description for compressor stability assessment  

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This thesis presents a methodology for a body force description of a compressor with particular application to compressor stability calculations. The methodology is based on extracting blade forces from an axisymmetric ...

Kiwada, George (George Ford)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Stability Improvement of Wind Farms using Shunt and Series Compensation  

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. A comparison is made between the power converter of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) and static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) for stability improvement of wind farms in normal and faulty condition. DFIG

Pota, Himanshu Roy

477

Structural stability of andesite volcanoes and lava domes  

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...limit equilibrium analysis (LEA) methods...high degree of reliability. The principles...quantitative stability analyses developed. It...highly uncertain reliability. By mid-May...Finite element analysis of deformation...Structural Mechanics Reactor Technology, Chicago...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Borehole Stability Analysis of Horizontal Drilling in Shale Gas Reservoirs  

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Serious wellbore instability occurs frequently during horizontal drilling in shale gas reservoirs. The conventional forecast model of in ... not suitable for wellbore stability analysis in laminated shale gas for...

Jun-Liang Yuan; Jin-Gen Deng; Qiang Tan; Bao-Hua Yu…

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

AC system stability analysis and assessment for Shipboard Power Systems  

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during reconfiguration. A test SPS computer model, whose simulation results were used for stability studies, is presented in this dissertation. The model used a new generalized methodology for modeling and simulating ungrounded stiffly grounded power...

Qi, Li

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

480

High capacity stabilized complex hydrides for hydrogen storage  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Complex hydrides based on Al(BH.sub.4).sub.3 are stabilized by the presence of one or more additional metal elements or organic adducts to provide high capacity hydrogen storage material.

Zidan, Ragaiy; Mohtadi, Rana F; Fewox, Christopher; Sivasubramanian, Premkumar

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Experimental and Computational Studies on Protein Folding, Misfolding and Stability  

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Proteins need fold to perform their biological function. Thus, understanding how proteins fold could be the key to understanding life. In the first study, the stability and structure of several !-hairpin peptide variants derived from the C...

Wei, Yun

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

482

Increasing Stability Reduces Conformational Heterogeneity in a Protein Folding  

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

483

Stability of an overheated liquid containing vapor-gas bubbles  

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The problem of the stability of an overheated liquid containing bubbles of an insoluble gas is considered. The critical conditions for the masses of gas bubbles, their radii, and volume concentrations are ... sys...

V. Sh. Shagapov; V. V. Koledin…

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Bubbles in Insulating Liquids: Stability in an Electric Field  

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...July 1964 research-article Bubbles in Insulating Liquids: Stability in an Electric Field C. G...Krasucki It is shown that a bubble of gas or liquid, immersed...of incompressible (liquid) bubbles immersed in an insulating liquid...

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Bubble Stabilization of Spectral Methods: The Multidimensional Case  

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A spectral Legendre method for the advection-diffusion equation is stabilized with the addition of locally supported bubble functions. It is shown that the spectral ... accuracy of the scheme is preserved and its...

Gabriella Puppo

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Stabilization of bubble-liquid processes by an electric field  

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The stability of bubble-liquid and sedimentation processes in the presence ... processes in the case of polarizable particles or bubbles in a dielectric liquid in the presence ... In the present paper, a criterio...

V. A. Naletova

487

On the stability of thermonuclear shell sources in stars  

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We present a quantitative criterion for the thermal stability of thermonuclear shell sources. We find the thermal stability of shell sources to depend on exactly three factors: they are more stable when they are geometrically thicker, less degenerate and hotter. This confirms and unifies previously obtained results in terms of the geometry, temperature and density of the shell source, by a simplified but quantitative approach to the physics of shell nuclear burning. We present instability diagrams in the temperature-density plane for hydrogen and helium shell burning, which allow a simple evaluation of the stability conditions of such shell sources in stellar models. The performance of our stability criterion is demonstrated in various numerical models: in a 3 Msun AGB star, in helium accreting CO white dwarfs, in a helium white dwarf which is covered by a thin hydrogen envelope, and in a 1.0 Msun giant.

S. -C. Yoon; N. Langer; M. van der Sluys

2004-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

488

Text-Alternative Version: LED Color Stability Webinar  

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Michael Royer: All right, welcome ladies and gentleman. I'm Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and I'd like to welcome you to today's webinar on LED Color Stability, Ten...

489

A New Environmentally Friendly AL/ZR-Based Clay Stabilizer  

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was used to measure the concentrations of e key cations in the core flood effluent. Three different commercial clay stabilizers (zirconium oxychloride, choline chloride and tetramethyl ammonium chloride) were also tested to validate the new chemical...

El-Monier, Ilham Abdallah

2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

490

Stability and quench protection of high-temperature superconductors  

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In the design and operation of a superconducting magnet, stability and protection are two key issues that determine the magnet's reliability and safe operation. Although the high-temperature superconductor (HTS) is considered ...

Ang, Ing Chea

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Noise Levels due to Trains  

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Some fifty freight and passenger trains were investigated at distances between 25 and 1000 ft. The decrease of sound?pressure levels with increasing distance indicates that whistles are to be considered as point sources but engines and track noise are line sources out to distances comparable with the lengths of the source. All engines showed a pure tone in the region of 100 cps and freight engines a second tone at about 300 cps when pulling hard. Otherwise freight engines showed little change in level whatever the operating conditions. Noise from passenger engines showed marked changes in level since they operate with much more exaggerated changes in power than freight engines. Track noise depends on the rolling stock—freight cars and run?of?the?mill passenger cars have very similar noise spectra whereas the deluxe cars used on “prestige trains” have spectra lying 10 to 20 db lower in all frequency bands. All the cars have coil springs but the latter alone have hydraulic shock absorbers.

T. F. W. Embleton; G. J. Thiessen

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Combustor oscillating pressure stabilization and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

High dynamic pressure oscillations in hydrocarbon-fueled combustors typically occur when the transport time of the fuel to the flame front is at some fraction of the acoustic period. These oscillations are reduced to acceptably lower levels by restructuring or repositioning the flame front in the combustor to increase the transport time. A pilot flame front located upstream of the oscillating flame and pulsed at a selected frequency and duration effectively restructures and repositions the oscillating flame in the combustor to alter the oscillation-causing transport time.

Gemmen, Randall S. (Morgantown, WV); Richards, George A. (Morgantown, WV); Yip, Mui-Tong Joseph (Morgantown, WV); Robey, Edward H. (Westover, WV); Cully, Scott R. (Morgantown, WV); Addis, Richard E. (Smithfield, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Thermodynamic stability of recoding RNA pseudoknots and ribosomal frameshifting  

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THERMODYNAMIC STABILITY OF RECODING RNA PSEUDOKNOTS AND RIBOSOMAL FRAMESHIFTING A Senior Honors Thesis by BRIAN RAY CANNON Submitted to the Office of Honors Progrmas & Academic Scholarships Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... for the designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW April 2001 Group: Biochemistry THERMODYNAMIC STABILITY OF RECODING RNA PSEUDOKNOTS AND RIBOSOMAL FRAMESHIFTING A Senior Honors Thesis by BRIAN RAY CANNON Submitted to the Office of Honors...

Cannon, Brian Ray

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

494

The stability and chemical modification of synthetically useful enzymes  

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THE STABILITY AND CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF SYNTHETICALLY USEFUL ENZYMES A Thesis by GORDON LEE SMITH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 1988 Major Subject: Chemistry THE STABILITY AND CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF STATICALLY USEFUL ENZYMES A Thesis by GORDON LEE SMITH Approved as to style and content by: Chi-Huey ong (Chairman of Committee) A. Ian Scott (Member) B. J...

Smith, Gordon Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

495

Single-shell tank interim stabilization project plan  

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Solid and liquid radioactive waste continues to be stored in 149 single-shell tanks at the Hanford Site. To date, 119 tanks have had most of the pumpable liquid removed by interim stabilization. Thirty tanks remain to be stabilized. One of these tanks (C-106) will be stabilized by retrieval of the tank contents. The remaining 29 tanks will be interim stabilized by saltwell pumping. In the summer of 1997, the US Department of Energy (DOE) placed a moratorium on the startup of additional saltwell pumping systems because of funding constraints and proposed modifications to the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) milestones to the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). In a letter dated February 10, 1998, Final Determination Pursuant to Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) in the Matter of the Disapproval of the DOE`s Change Control Form M-41-97-01 (Fitzsimmons 1998), Ecology disapproved the DOE Change Control Form M-41-97-01. In response, Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) directed Lockheed Martin Hanford Corporation (LNMC) to initiate development of a project plan in a letter dated February 25, 1998, Direction for Development of an Aggressive Single-Shell Tank (SST) Interim Stabilization Completion Project Plan in Support of Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement). In a letter dated March 2, 1998, Request for an Aggressive Single-Shell Tank (SST) Interim Stabilization Completion Project Plan, the DOE reaffirmed the need for an aggressive SST interim stabilization completion project plan to support a finalized Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-41 recovery plan. This project plan establishes the management framework for conduct of the TWRS Single-Shell Tank Interim Stabilization completion program. Specifically, this plan defines the mission needs and requirements; technical objectives and approach; organizational structure, roles, responsibilities, and interfaces; and operational methods. The plan is based on realistic assumptions and addresses three separate funding scenarios.

Ross, W.E.

1998-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

496

Some Thoughts on Stability in Nonlinear Periodic Focusing Systems [Addendum  

DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]

Addendum to September 5, 1967 report with the same title and with the abstract: A brief discussion is given of the long-term stability of particle motions through periodic focusing structures containing lumped nonlinear elements. A method is presented whereby one can specify the nonlinear elements in such a way as to generate a variety of structures in which the motion has long-term stability.

McMillan, Edwin M.

1968-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

497

ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION FOR UTILIZATION OF ASH IN SOIL STABILIZATION  

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) approved the use of coal ash in soil stabilization, indicating that environmental data needed to be generated. The overall project goal is to evaluate the potential for release of constituents into the environment from ash used in soil stabilization projects. Supporting objectives are: (1) To ensure sample integrity through implementation of a sample collection, preservation, and storage protocol to avoid analyte concentration or loss. (2) To evaluate the potential of each component (ash, soil, water) of the stabilized soil to contribute to environmental release of analytes of interest. (3) To use laboratory leaching methods to evaluate the potential for release of constituents to the environment. (4) To facilitate collection of and to evaluate samples from a field runoff demonstration effort. The results of this study indicated limited mobility of the coal combustion fly ash constituents in laboratory tests and the field runoff samples. The results presented support previous work showing little to negligible impact on water quality. This and past work indicates that soil stabilization is an environmentally beneficial CCB utilization application as encouraged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project addressed the regulatory-driven environmental aspect of fly ash use for soil stabilization, but the demonstrated engineering performance and economic advantages also indicate that the use of CCBs in soil stabilization can and should become an accepted engineering option.

David J. Hassett; Loreal V. Heebink

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Selective Electrocatalytic Activity of Ligand Stabilized Copper Oxide Nanoparticles  

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Ligand stabilization can influence the surface chemistry of Cu oxide nanoparticles (NPs) and provide unique product distributions for electrocatalytic methanol (MeOH) oxidation and CO{sub 2} reduction reactions. Oleic acid (OA) stabilized Cu{sub 2}O and CuO NPs promote the MeOH oxidation reaction with 88% and 99.97% selective HCOH formation, respectively. Alternatively, CO{sub 2} is the only reaction product detected for bulk Cu oxides and Cu oxide NPs with no ligands or weakly interacting ligands. We also demonstrate that OA stabilized Cu oxide NPs can reduce CO{sub 2} into CO with a {approx}1.7-fold increase in CO/H{sub 2} production ratios compared to bulk Cu oxides. The OA stabilized Cu oxide NPs also show 7.6 and 9.1-fold increases in CO/H{sub 2} production ratios compared to weakly stabilized and non-stabilized Cu oxide NPs, respectively. Our data illustrates that the presence and type of surface ligand can substantially influence the catalytic product selectivity of Cu oxide NPs.

Kauffman, Douglas R.; Ohodnicki, Paul R.; Kail, Brian W; Matranga, Christopher

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Level structure of Fr215  

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The structure of Fr215 has been studied via the Pb208 (11B, 4n?)215Fr reaction at beam energies from 45 to 66 MeV. In-beam ?-ray spectroscopy techniques, including ?-ray excitation function, x-ray-? coincidence, ?-? coincidence, ?-ray angular distribution, and ?-ray linear polarization measurements were used to construct a level scheme up to a spin value J=(41/2) at an excitation energy of 3405 keV. Definite parity assignments were made up to the (39/2)- state. The structure of this nucleus is compared with that observed in the other N=128 isotopes and predictions of shell model calculations.

M. W. Drigert; J. A. Cizewski; M. S. Rosenthal

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Continental margin architecture : sea level and climate  

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J. , 2006. Rapid sea-level rise and Holocene climate in theJ. , 2006. Rapid sea-level rise and Holocene climate in theJ. , 2006. Rapid sea-level rise and Holocene climate in the

Hill, Jenna Catherine

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z