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Making Fast Start Finance Work | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Making Fast Start Finance Work Making Fast Start Finance Work Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Making Fast Start Finance Work Agency/Company /Organization: European Climate Foundation Sector: Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.project-catalyst.info/images/publications/2010-06-07_project_catal Making Fast Start Finance Work Screenshot References: Making Fast Start Finance Work[1] Logo: Making Fast Start Finance Work This paper aims to provide a fact base on the current sources of Fast Start Finance,including size, composition, and intended use, as well as analysis on the Fast Start Finance priorities and the institutional mechanisms needed to ensure that it delivers real impact. "...This paper aims to provide a fact base on the current sources of Fast

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Fast Start Financing | Open Energy Information  

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Fast Start Financing Fast Start Financing Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Fast Start Financing Agency/Company /Organization: Government of the Netherlands Partner: United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, World Bank Topics: Finance, Market analysis Resource Type: Maps Website: www.faststartfinance.org/home Fast Start Financing Screenshot References: Fast Start Financing [1] Overview "www.faststartfinance.org aims to provide transparency about the amount, direction and use of fast start climate finance, in turn building trust in its delivery and impact. Development of the website was initiated by the government of the Netherlands, with support from the governments of Costa Rica, Colombia,

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Quick Tips: Making Fast, Healthy Meals Get started  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to the grocery store. Some basic ingredients to have are: · Frozen chicken breasts and fish fillets. · Frozen. · Vegetable or chicken broth. · Tomato sauce and pasta sauce. · Whole-grain pasta. · Brown rice. · Onions-fries. · Packaged, presliced fresh fruits, such as melon or pineapple. You can add these to a container of low-fat

Burke, Peter

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Life-Cycle Decision Making: Volume 1: Getting Started  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Life-Cycle Decision Making (LCDM) 2.0 is a suite of integrated tools for making a wide range of decisions based on life-cycle costs and revenues. LCDM puts powerful methods and tools at the fingertips of employees, empowering them to quickly make better day-to-day business decisions based on the true costs and benefits to the company.

1998-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Emulating the fast-start swimming performance of the Chain Pickerel (Esox niger) using a mechanical fish design  

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Mean maximum start-up accelerations and velocities achieved by the fast-start specialist, northern pike, are reported at 120 ms-2 and 4 ms-1, respectively (Harper and Blake, 1990). In this thesis, a simple mechanical system ...

Watts, Matthew Nicholas

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Getting started  

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Getting started Getting started Getting started First Steps You can log in to Genepool using SSH (Secure Shell) with the following command from any UNIX, Linux, FreeBSD, etc. command shell or terminal: ssh -l username genepool.nersc.gov There are several SSH-capable clients available for Windows, Mac, and UNIX/Linux machines. NERSC does not support or recommend any particular client. By ssh'ing to genepool.nersc.gov, you will access one of the seven genepool login nodes. These login nodes are situated behind a load balancer, so you may reach a different login node on different days. If you make use of a tool like "screen" or "tmux", make sure to take note of which login node you started it on. In addition to the genepool login nodes, the "gpint" systems are available

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FAST  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002363MLTPL00 FAST - A Framework for Agile Software Testing v. 2.0 https://software.sandia.gov/trac/fast

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LanSchool Classroom Control Software Instructions Make sure all computers are on! To start LanSchool click the green circle in the system tray  

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1 LanSchool® Classroom Control Software Instructions Make sure all computers are on! To start LanSchool click the green circle in the system tray To turn on all computers click the down arrow next to Shutdown and click Power On #12;2 The Wake On LAN List will appear. Click Power On, all computers will then turn on

de Lijser, Peter

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Strategies for accelerating cleanup at toxic waste sites: Fast-tracking environmental actions and decision making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presents truly innovative advances in investigative and cleanup technologies, offering valuable solutions that streamline the data collection process, speed up the time it takes to characterize a site, and expedite decision making.

Payne, S.M. [Tetra Tech EM Inc., Helena, MT (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid: Starting  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

button highlighted Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar button highlighted Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar STARTING When the vehicle is started, the gasoline engine "warms up." If necessary, the electric motor acts as a generator, converting energy from the engine into electricity and storing it in the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery.

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Start End  

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Start Start End Δt Title Presenter 8:30 8:35 0:05 Welcome Earl Marmar 8:35 9:20 0:45 Discussion of 1st Launcher Design and Performance Ron Parker 9:20 9:50 0:30 Technical Objectives Randy Wilson 9:50 10:20 0:30 4-Way Splitter Design and Testing Peter Koert 10:20 10:35 0:15 Break 10:35 11:20 0:45 Mechanical Design Rui Vieira 11:20 12:05 0:45 Coupler Design and Simulation -- Plasma Effects Ron Parker Thermal Effects in Splitter Orso Meneghini 12:05 12:35 0:30 Summary and Schedule Jim Irby 12:35 13:35 1:00 Lunch 13:35 15:05 1:30 Executive Session 15:05 Debrief 1 st Launcher Design and Performance Ron Parker LH Launcher Design Review 9 September 2008 Lower Hybrid waves are injected into Alcator C-Mod plasmas at 4.6 GHz via an 88-waveguide grill Probes Stainless steel grill used to inject LH waves into Alcator C-Mod plasmas during 2006 -2008 campaigns. Maximum

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Help:Starting a new page | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Starting a new page Starting a new page Jump to: navigation, search An example of how to add a company to the Solar Gateway There are several ways to start a new page. These can vary based on the type of page started, as well as the wiki and namespace. The first thing you should do is know which topic area your page falls under. OpenEI has several gateways around specific topics, such as Solar, Wind, and Geothermal. In these Gateways, you'll immediately see forms for adding content. Forms were created to standardize the information you put in, and make it fast and easy to get your content published on OpenEI. For example, in the Solar Gateway, you'll see a map of Solar Energy companies, under which you can add a new company that will add a new page and populate the map. Companies, like many other categories of information

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Getting Started on Edison  

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Started Getting Started on Edison Before you can use or access Edison, you must have an active NERSC account and valid password. If you don't, see Accounts and Allocations. Edison...

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Blank Starting Slide  

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May 2004 - 4.56 million - 526 calendar days Denison Rewind Original Schedule - Start Unit 1 November 2004 Complete Unit 1 May 2005 - Start Unit 2 September 2005 - Complete...

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Getting Started on Euclid  

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Getting started Getting started Logging In Users can log into Euclid using the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol 2 with the following command: % ssh -l username euclid.nersc.gov When you...

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Stop/Start: Overview  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Stop/Start button highlighted banner graphic: blue bar Stop/Start button highlighted banner graphic: blue bar subbanner graphic: gray bar Overview button highlighted Driving button Braking button subbanner graphic: gray bar OVERVIEW Stop/Start hybrids are not true hybrids since electricity from the battery is not used to propel the vehicle. However, the Stop/Start feature is an important, energy-saving building block used in hybrid vehicles. Stop/Start technology conserves energy by shutting off the gasoline engine when the vehicle is at rest, such as at a traffic light, and automatically re-starting it when the driver pushes the gas pedal to go forward. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric starter/generator visible. Car is stopped at an intersection.

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Stop/Start: Driving  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

generator to the gasoline engine to start it. Battery: The battery is used to store energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the...

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Getting Started on Euclid  

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Getting started Getting started Getting started Logging In Users can log into Euclid using the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol 2 with the following command: % ssh -l username euclid.nersc.gov When you successfully log in you will land in your $HOME directory. Euclid is a one node system. All jobs that run on Euclid, e.g. compiles, edits, user jobs, etc,. run on the same node. Sample Program Code: Parallel Hello World Although Euclid was not intended for production runs of MPI codes, it is possible to run small MPI codes on it. Open a new file called helloWorld.f90 with a text editor such as emacs or vi. Paste the contents of the below code into the file. program helloWorld implicit none include "mpif.h" integer :: myPE, numProcs, ierr call MPI_INIT(ierr) call MPI_COMM_RANK(MPI_COMM_WORLD, myPE, ierr)

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Full Hybrid: Starting  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

highlighted Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button STARTING When a full hybrid vehicle is initially started, the battery typically powers all accessories. The gasoline engine only starts if the battery needs to be charged or the accessories require more power than available from the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Battery (highlighted): The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery powers the vehicle at low speeds, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection.

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Getting Started | Mercury  

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Getting Started Getting Started Client example: open_in_t in_struct; open_out_t out_struct; /* Initialize the interface */ [...] NA_Addr_lookup(network_class, server_name, &server_addr); /* Register RPC call */ rpc_id = HG_REGISTER("open", open_in_t, open_out_t); /* Fill input parameters */ [...] in_struct.in_param0 = in_param0; /* Send RPC request */ HG_Forward(server_addr, rpc_id, &in_struct, &out_struct, &rpc_request); /* Wait for completion */ HG_Wait(rpc_request, HG_MAX_IDLE_TIME, HG_STATUS_IGNORE); /* Get output parameters */ [...] out_param0 = out_struct.out_param0; int main(int argc, void *argv[]) { /* Initialize the interface */ [...] /* Register RPC call */ HG_HANDLER_REGISTER("open", open_rpc, open_in_t, open_out_t); /* Process RPC calls */

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Quick Starting Fuel Processors - A  

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Quick Starting Fuel Processors - A Feasibility Study Quick Starting Fuel Processors - A Feasibility Study Project Summary Full Title: Quick Starting Fuel Processors - A Feasibility Study Project ID: 164 Principal Investigator: Shabbir Ahmed Brief Description: This project studied the feasibility of fast-starting fuel processors to meet DOE goals for on-board fuel processing. Keywords: On-board fuel processor Purpose Study the feasibility of developing fast-starting fuel processors that can meet DOE's targets, investigate designs and strategies capable of meeting the start-up targets, and validate models using experimental and hardware data. Performer Principal Investigator: Shabbir Ahmed Organization: Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Address: 9700 South Cass Ave Argonne, IL 60439 Telephone: 630-252-4553

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FAST LAB  

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Photo of the entrance to the FAST Lab building. FAST LAB Located on the campus of Aiken Technical College (see map 28k) in Aiken, South Carolina, the FAST Lab is a partnership of...

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START Program | Department of Energy  

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

START Program START Program START Program The Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program is part of the DOE Office of Indian Energy effort to assist in the development of tribal renewable energy projects. Through START, Tribes in the 48 contiguous states and Alaska can apply for and are selected to receive technical assistance from DOE and national laboratory experts to move projects closer to implementation. Learn more about: START 2013 Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance Projects START 2013 Alaska Native Community Energy Planning and Projects START Resources View a map of START Projects Download the START fact sheet Read our new brochure on the START Program and Capacity Building 2012-2013 Success Highlights Download brochures on the five-step tribal project development and

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Simultaneous Preheating and Fast Re-Start of 50 Aluminium ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Retrofit of a Combined Breaker Feeder with a Chisel Bath Contact Detection System to Reduce Anode Effect Frequency in a Potroom Simulating Traffic in a...

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The Physics of Tokamak Start-up  

SciTech Connect

Tokamak start-up on present-day devices usually relies on inductively induced voltage from a central solenoid. In some cases inductive startup is assisted with auxiliary power from electron cyclotron radio frequency heating. ITER, the National Spherical Torus eXperiment Upgrade and JT60, now under construction, will make use of the understanding gained from present-day devices to ensure successful start-up. Design of a spherical tokamak (ST) with DT capability for nuclear component testing would require an alternative to a central solenoid because the small central column in an ST has insufficient space to provide shielding for the insulators in the solenoid. Alternative start-up techniques such as induction using outer poloidal field coils, electron Bernstein wave start-up, coaxial helicity injection and point source helicity injection have been used with success, but require demonstration of scaling to higher plasma current.

D. Mueller

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods Of Making Pyrrolidones  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides methods for making N-methylpyrrolidine and analogous compounds via hydrogenation. Novel catalysts for this process, and novel conditions/yields are also described. Other process improvements may include extraction and hydrolysis steps. Some preferred reactions take place in the aqueous phase. Starting materials for making N-methylpyrrolidine may include succinic acid, N-methylsuccinimide, and their analogs.

Werpy, Todd (West Richland, WA); Frye, Jr., John G. (Richland, WA); Wang, Yong (Richland, WA); Zacher, Alan H. (Kennewick, WA)

2003-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Alaska START | Department of Energy  

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Resources » START Program » Alaska START Resources » START Program » Alaska START Alaska START Led by the DOE Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Denali Commission, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Initiative for Rural Alaska Native Community Energy Planning and Projects will support activities of Alaska Native communities and entities that are focused on community-based energy planning, energy awareness and training programs, and identification and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. Through the START, each Alaska Native community will receive technical assistance focused on community-based energy planning, energy awareness and

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Start-up control system and vessel for LMFBR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A reflux condensing start-up system comprises a steam generator, a start-up vessel connected parallel to the steam generator, a main steam line connecting steam outlets of the steam generator and start-up vessel to a steam turbine, a condenser connected to an outlet of the turbine and a feedwater return line connected between the condenser and inlets of the steam generator and start-up vessel. The start-up vessel has one or more heaters at the bottom thereof for heating feedwater which is supplied over a start-up line to the start-up vessel. Steam is thus generated to pressurize the steam generator before the steam generator is supplied with a heat transfer medium, for example liquid sodium, in the case of a liquid metal fast breeder reactor. The start-up vessel includes upper and lower bulbs with a smaller diameter mid-section to act as water and steam reservoirs. The start-up vessel can thus be used not only in a start-up operation but as a mixing tank, a water storage tank and a level control at low loads for controlling feedwater flow.

Durrant, Oliver W. (Akron, OH); Kakarala, Chandrasekhara R. (Clinton, OH); Mandel, Sheldon W. (Galesburg, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Start-up control system and vessel for LMFBR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A reflux condensing start-up system includes a steam generator, a start-up vessel connected parallel to the steam generator, a main steam line connecting steam outlets of the steam generator and start-up vessel to a steam turbine, a condenser connected to an outlet of the turbine and a feedwater return line connected between the condenser and inlets of the steam generator and start-up vessel. The start-up vessel has one or more heaters at the bottom thereof for heating feedwater which is supplied over a start-up line to the start-up vessel. Steam is thus generated to pressurize the steam generator before the steam generator is supplied with a heat transfer medium, for example liquid sodium, in the case of a liquid metal fast breeder reactor. The start-up vessel includes upper and lower bulbs with a smaller diameter mid-section to act as water and steam reservoirs. The start-up vessel can thus be used not only in a start-up operation but as a mixing tank, a water storage tank and a level control at low loads for controlling feedwater flow.

Durrant, Oliver W. (Akron, OH); Kakarala, Chandrasekhara R. (Clinton, OH); Mandel, Sheldon W. (Galesburg, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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START Projects | Department of Energy  

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Projects Projects START Projects The Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program is part of the DOE Office of Indian Energy effort to assist in the development of tribal renewable energy projects. Through START, Tribes in the 48 contiguous states and Alaska apply for and are selected to receive technical assistance from DOE and national laboratory experts to move projects closer to implementation. The Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program is part of the DOE Office of Indian Energy effort to assist in the development of tribal renewable energy projects. Through START, Tribes in the 48 contiguous states and Alaska apply for and are selected to receive technical assistance from DOE and national laboratory experts to move projects closer to implementation

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Recoverable Class Loaders for a Fast Restart of Java Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nov 8, 2008 ... able a fast start-up and recovery of Java applications. This is achieved by snapshooting the static state of Java applications namely the class...

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Assess your starting point | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Assess your starting point Assess your starting point Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Read the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management Get buy-in from leadership and staff Make a commitment Assess your starting point Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Find financing Earn recognition Communicate your success

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Operations start and shipments begin  

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problems encountered during the attempts to start up the calutrons. The first shipment of uranium 235 (200 grams of 12% enrichment) from Y-12 in March, 1944, proved that the...

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Quantum Espresso Quick Start Introduction  

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Quantum Espresso Quick Start Introduction Quantum Espresso (http://www.quantum properties eg., phonon dispersion, NMR shifts and band structure to name a few. Quantum Espresso is available. Matter 21, 395502 (2009). Online Guide for QE : http://www.quantum

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

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Design of the START experiment  

SciTech Connect

The START experiment (Small Tight Aspect Ratio Tokamak) is a low-budget device under construction that is specifically intended to investigate MHD behavior at extremely tight aspect ratios (as low as R/a-1.2) as well as the effectiveness of a major radius compression technique to produce high toroidal current in such plasmas. The main components of the START assembly are described along with the mode of operation.

Smith, R.T.C. [UKAEA Fusion, Culham UK; Peng, Yueng Kay Martin [ORNL

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Getting Started Videoconferences | Argonne Leadership Computing...  

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Getting Started Videoconferences Start Date: Jan 23 2014 - 3:16pm Event Website: http:www.alcf.anl.govworkshopsgetting-started-videoconference-2014 Register for one of eight...

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Getting Started  

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Started on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Getting Started on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Getting Started on Delicious Rank...

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Does Head Start Improve Long-Term Outcomes? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design  

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Aughinbaugh, Alison (200? ) "Does Head Start Yield Long-TermDuncan Thomas (1995) "Does Head Start Make a Difference?"J. Smith (1998) "How much does childhood poverty affect the

LUDWIG, JENS O; Miller, Doug

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast valve  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast valve is disclosed that can close on the order of 7 milliseconds. It is closed by the force of a compressed air spring with the moving parts of the valve designed to be of very light weight and the valve gate being of wedge shaped with O-ring sealed faces to provide sealing contact without metal to metal contact. The combination of the O-ring seal and an air cushion create a soft final movement of the valve closure to prevent the fast air acting valve from having a harsh closing. 4 figs.

Van Dyke, W.J.

1992-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast valve  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast valve is disclosed that can close on the order of 7 milliseconds. It is closed by the force of a compressed air spring with the moving parts of the valve designed to be of very light weight and the valve gate being of wedge shaped with O-ring sealed faces to provide sealing contact without metal to metal contact. The combination of the O-ring seal and an air cushion create a soft final movement of the valve closure to prevent the fast air acting valve from having a harsh closing.

Van Dyke, William J. (Grafton, VA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consumer bankruptcy: A fresh start  

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We quantitatively analyze the welfare implications of different consumer bankruptcies rules. We look at a dynamic life cycle model where households face idiosyncratic uncertainty. Bankruptcy rules vary in two dimensions: whether discharge of debt is granted to borrowers on demand (fresh start) and the fraction of income garnished from defaulters. We find that the welfare comparison depends critically upon the nature and magnitude of income and expenses uncertainty.

Igor Livshits; James Macgee; Michele Tertilt

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This report is a patent description for a system to start an internal combustion engine. Remote starting and starting by hearing impaired persons are addressed. The system monitors the amount of current being drawn by the starter motor to determine when the engine is started. When the engine is started the system automatically deactivates the starter motor. Five figures are included.

Dyches, G.M.; Dudar, A.M.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Make Observations  

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and public perceptions and preferences, help improve our understanding of risk, vulnerability, resilience, and adaptive capacity. How does USGCRP make observations? USGCRP...

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2005 Getting Started with Epics Videos  

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Video Library APS Colloquium Videos * 2007 * 2006 * 2005 * 2004 Getting Started with Epics * 2005 * 2004 2005 Getting Started with Epics Videos ASD Controls and AOD BCDA have...

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Cold-Start KBP Something from Nothing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Entity Links. Wikipedia Cold-Start. Cross Language Links. Why is Cold-Start Hard? ... Zoning. Information. Fusion. System Diagram. Corpus. Lorify. ...

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid starting methanol reactor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention relates to a methanol-to-hydrogen cracking reactor for use with a fuel cell vehicular power plant. The system is particularly designed for rapid start-up of the catalytic methanol cracking reactor after an extended shut-down period, i.e., after the vehicular fuel cell power plant has been inoperative overnight. Rapid system start-up is accomplished by a combination of direct and indirect heating of the cracking catalyst. Initially, liquid methanol is burned with a stoichiometric or slightly lean air mixture in the combustion chamber of the reactor assembly. The hot combustion gas travels down a flue gas chamber in heat exchange relationship with the catalytic cracking chamber transferring heat across the catalyst chamber wall to heat the catalyst indirectly. The combustion gas is then diverted back through the catalyst bed to heat the catalyst pellets directly. When the cracking reactor temperature reaches operating temperature, methanol combustion is stopped and a hot gas valve is switched to route the flue gas overboard, with methanol being fed directly to the catalytic cracking reactor. Thereafter, the burner operates on excess hydrogen from the fuel cells.

Chludzinski, Paul J. (38 Berkshire St., Swampscott, MA 01907); Dantowitz, Philip (39 Nancy Ave., Peabody, MA 01960); McElroy, James F. (12 Old Cart Rd., Hamilton, MA 01936)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What does it take to start a biodiesel industry?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Learn how Jatropha is being used to make biodiesel in Haiti, and how this effort is helping people in that country build an economy literally from the ground up. What does it take to start a biodiesel industry? Publications aocs articles book book

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Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition  

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Coalitions Coalitions Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition to someone by E-mail Share Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition on Facebook Tweet about Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition on Twitter Bookmark Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition on Google Bookmark Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition on Delicious Rank Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition on Digg Find More places to share Clean Cities: Starting a Clean Cities Coalition on AddThis.com... Locations Starting Coalitions Contacts Starting a Clean Cities Coalition Starting a Clean Cities coalition can be a great first step toward reducing petroleum use in your area. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grants official Clean Cities designation to coalitions that exhibit

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DOE Provides $30 Million to Jump Start Bioenergy Research Centers |  

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

30 Million to Jump Start Bioenergy Research Centers 30 Million to Jump Start Bioenergy Research Centers DOE Provides $30 Million to Jump Start Bioenergy Research Centers October 1, 2007 - 2:49pm Addthis DOE Bioenergy Research Center Investment Tops $400 Million WASHINGTON, DC-The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has invested nearly $30 million in end-of-fiscal-year (2007) funds to accelerate the start-up of its three new Bioenergy Research Centers, bringing total DOE Bioenergy Research Center investment to over $400 million. The three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers-located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Madison, Wisconsin; and near Berkeley, California-selected by DOE this June, bring together multidisciplinary teams of leading scientists to advance research needed to make cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels

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EXTENDING SODIUM FAST REACTOR DRIVER FUEL USE TO HIGHER TEMPERATURES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Calculations of potential sodium-cooled fast reactor fuel temperatures were performed to estimate the effects of increasing the outlet temperature of a given fast reactor design by increasing pin power, decreasing assembly flow, or increasing inlet temperature. Based upon experience in the U.S., both metal and mixed oxide (MOX) fuel types are discussed in terms of potential performance effects created by the increased operating temperatures. Assembly outlet temperatures of 600, 650 and 700 C were used as goal temperatures. Fuel/cladding chemical interaction (FCCI) and fuel melting, as well as challenges to the mechanical integrity of the cladding material, were identified as the limiting phenomena. For example, starting with a recent 1000 MWth fast reactor design, raising the outlet temperature to 650 C through pin power increase increased the MOX centerline temperature to more than 3300 C and the metal fuel peak cladding temperature to more than 700 C. These exceeded limitations to fuel performance; fuel melting was limiting for MOX and FCCI for metal fuel. Both could be alleviated by design fixes, such as using a barrier inside the cladding to minimize FCCI in the metal fuel, or using annular fuel in the case of MOX. Both would also require an advanced cladding material with improved stress rupture properties. While some of these are costly, the benefits of having a high-temperature reactor which can support hydrogen production, or other missions requiring high process heat may make the extra costs justified.

Douglas L. Porter

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2003 American Solar Challenge Official Starting Lineup  

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American Solar Challenge Official Starting Lineup Starting Team Car Time 9:00 Kansas State University 28 9:01 University of Minnesota 35 9:02 University of Missouri - Rolla 42...

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Intelius_NYU Cold Start System  

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Intelius-NYU Cold Start System. Ang Sun, Xin Wang, Sen Xu, Yigit Kiran, Shakthi Poornima, Andrew Borthwick. (Intelius Inc.). ...

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Starting from Quantum Mechanics - Programmaster.org  

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Computational Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Materials for Energy Applications: Starting from Quantum Mechanics Sponsored by: TMS/ASM:...

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Environmental Justice Starts with Education | Department of Energy  

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Environmental Justice Starts with Education Environmental Justice Starts with Education Environmental Justice Starts with Education December 15, 2010 - 4:50pm Addthis Bill Valdez Bill Valdez Principal Deputy Director Today, Obama Administration officials and hundreds of advocates of environmental justice gathered at the White House Summit on Environmental Justice to discuss green jobs and clean energy, and open up a dialogue on these and other issues. We owe these advocates a big thank you for their work to make sure every American has clean water to drink, clean air to breathe, and clean communities to live in. The office of Economic Impact and Diversity is helping coordinate the Department's efforts to promote environmental justice both internally and with communities. Community education is one of the most important parts of what we do at the

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Modeling and cold start in alcohol-fueled engines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Neat alcohol fuels offer several benefits over conventional gasoline in automotive applications. However, their low vapor pressure and high heat of vaporization make it difficult to produce a flammable vapor composition from a neat alcohol fuel during a start under cold ambient conditions. Various methods have been introduced to compensate for this deficiency. In this study, the authors applied computer modeling and simulation to evaluate the potential of four cold-start technologies for engines fueled by near-neat alcohol. The four technologies were a rich combustor device, a partial oxidation reactor, a catalytic reformer, and an enhanced ignition system. The authors ranked the competing technologies by their ability to meet two primary criteria for cold starting an engine at {minus}25 deg C and also by several secondary parameters related to commercialization. Their analysis results suggest that of the four technologies evaluated, the enhanced ignition system is the best option for further development.

Markel, A.J.; Bailey, B.K.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Histograms  

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Histograms: Construction, Analysis and Understanding Histograms: Construction, Analysis and Understanding Conservation Laws - Data Analysis Using Graphs - Histograms - Units or Vectors in Particle Physics What is a Histogram? A histogram is "a representation of a frequency distribution by means of rectangles whose widths represent class intervals and whose areas are proportional to the corresponding frequencies." Online Webster's Dictionary Sounds complicated . . . but the concept really is pretty simple. We graph groups of numbers according to how often they appear. Thus if we have the set {1,2,2,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,6}, we can graph them like this: This graph is pretty easy to make and gives us some useful data about the set. For example, the graph peaks at 3, which is also the median and the mode of the set. The mean of the set is 3.27— not far from the peak. The shape of the graph gives us an idea of how the numbers in the set are distributed about the mean: the distribution of this graph is wide compared to size of the peak, indicating that values in the set are only loosely bunched round the mean.

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SWERA/Getting Started | Open Energy Information  

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Getting Started Getting Started < SWERA Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Getting StartedPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA How to use SWERA Users can start from the SWERA home page to assess renewable energy data available for their country. Begin by clicking on the SWERA icon next to "Getting Started" and then clicking on a geographic location of interest on the map displayed. Clicking a country on the map will present the user with the option to view that country's profile in OpenEI or open the OpenCarto GIS analysis tool, allowing the user to search, visualize and explore the data. The tool provides a legend display for data searching, meta data information, detailed resource information provision at click, temporal

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Development of a Fast Time-Resolved Aerosol Collector (Fast TRAC...  

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off-line analyses * Good for cloud microstructures * And plumes Size of new Fast-TRAC Hi def video Folded microscope Xiao-Ying Yu, James Cowin PNNL Future Work * Make it...

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START Alaska Historical Energy Usage Spreadsheet  

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Communities applying for the DOE Office of Indian Energy Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Initiative for Community Energy Planning and Projects Round Two are asked to download...

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IMAGINE Officially Starts Commissioning | ORNL Neutron Sciences  

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The IMAGINE team present for the official start of commissioning. Doug Selby, HFIR instrument coordinator, hands the shutter keys to IMAGINE instrument scientist Flora...

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WestStart CALSTART | Open Energy Information  

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WestStart CALSTART WestStart CALSTART Jump to: navigation, search Name WestStart-CALSTART Place Pasadena, California Zip 91106 Product String representation "WestStart-CALST ... nd create jobs." is too long. Coordinates 29.690847°, -95.196308° 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":29.690847,"lon":-95.196308,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Janices start at Training & Technology  

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Janice's start at Training & Technology Janice West Christman, Vice President, Y-12 Quality Assurance, agreed to share her story the week she was retiring. Maybe I caught her at...

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Bubbles Can Make Self-Timed Pipelines Fast  

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We explore the practical limits on throughput imposed by timing in a long, self-timed, circulating pipeline (ring). We consider models with both fixed and random delays and derive exact results for pipelines where these delays are fixed or exponentially distributed random variables. We also give relationships that provide upper and lower bounds on throughput for any pipeline where the delays are independent random variables. In each of these cases, we show that the asymptotic processor utilization is independent of the length of the pipeline; thus, linear speedup is achieved. We present conditions under which this utilization approaches 100%.

Mark R. Greenstreet; Kenneth Steiglitz

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New PDC system making hole in Midland - And fast  

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A new PDC drilling system being field tested in West Texas is penetrating hard rock at unheard of rates, controlling bit balling and slowing bit body erosion, thanks to an ingenious bit stabilization system and an unusual bit nozzle design. The new system also uses lower drill string weight and less mud pump pressure, while running at lower rpms than is common in the area. In one recent shallow-well test in the McElroy Ranch field near Crane, Tex., the Sta-bit system (short for stabilized bit), drilled from 660 ft to 2403 ft (1743 ft total) through shale, siltstone, sands and anhydrite stringers at nearly 70 ft/hr-some two to four times above typical West Texas penetration rates. At the same time, the bit required a drill string weight of only 16,000 lb, and 800-psi mud pump pressure and ran at 70 rpm. The patented Sta-bit system consists of two parts - a spiral-patterned PDC bit and a separate, pressure-actuated stabilizer. But the stabilizer is both the heart of the system and the source of most of its problems. It's designed to eliminate vibrational and rotational whip, which it is believed destroys PDC cutters in hard formations.

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1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CleanStart | Open Energy Information  

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CleanStart CleanStart Jump to: navigation, search Name CleanStart Place McClellan, California Zip CA 95652 Product US Business Technology Incubator located in California. Coordinates 38.668696°, -121.394799° 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":38.668696,"lon":-121.394799,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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2003 American Solar Challenge Official Starting Lineup  

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American Solar Challenge Official Starting Lineup American Solar Challenge Official Starting Lineup Starting Team Car # Time 9:00 Kansas State University 28 9:01 University of Minnesota 35 9:02 University of Missouri - Rolla 42 9:03 University of Missouri - Columbia 43 9:04 University of Toronto 11 9:05 University of Waterloo 24 9:06 North Dakota State University 22 9:07 Auburn University 7 9:08 CalSol 254 9:09 Principia College 32 9:10 Queen's University 100 9:11 Western Michigan University 786 9:12 Purdue University 314 9:13 University of Pennsylvania 76 9:14 Iowa State University 9 9:15 Texas A&M University 12 9:16 McGill University 66 9:17 University of Arizona 8 9:18 Stanford University 16 9:19 California Polytechnic State University - SLO 5

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Property:StartYear | Open Energy Information  

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StartYear StartYear Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. The allowed values for this property are: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 Subproperties This property has the following 1 subproperty: M Morocco-NREL Energy Activities Pages using the property "StartYear" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A ASEAN-GIZ Regional Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme - RESCP + 2007 + Afghanistan-NREL Mission + 2009 + Africa - CCS capacity building + 2010 + Algeria-DLR Resource Assessments + 2007 + Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate + 2006 + B Bangladesh-DLR Resource Assessments + 2001 + Bangladesh-GTZ Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme + 2007 +

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DOE Order Self Study Modules - Getting Started  

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Getting Started DOE Orders Self-Study Program Getting Started August 2011 1 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ORDERS SELF-STUDY PROGRAM GETTING STARTED This course was developed using the Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI) method of training. That means the course contains only the information you need to perform your job. You will be shown the learning objectives at the beginning of the course. If you think you can demonstrate competency without additional instruction, you may complete the practice at any time. When you complete all of the practices successfully, you may ask the course manager for the criterion test. The familiar level requires that you understand and remember the material. The general level requires that you understand the applicability of the material. If you are unsure of the level of proficiency

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Getting Started | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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Getting Started Getting Started Create a Profile Students working in lab Your candidate profile is your way to communicate to our recruiters information about your experience, education, and job preferences. Feel free to update it as frequently as necessary. You may attach resumes and transcripts to the profile. Additionally, you must release your profile for us to access it. You may enter the profile and release it for viewing by our recruiters at any time. Apply For Jobs The profile you create is considered a crucial part of your employment application. Once you have completed your profile, you can start applying for jobs. To apply for job openings simply use the job search to find something that interests you and click apply inside the job posting. You can apply for as many jobs as you like. College program opportunities, such

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It Starts with Science... | Department of Energy  

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It Starts with Science... It Starts with Science... It Starts with Science... Addthis Description Secretary Chu sits down with a journalism student at Carnegie Mellon's Education City campus in Qatar to discuss the value of science in education and what attracted him to the study of Physics. Speakers Secretary Steven Chu, Thouria Mahmoud Duration 3:09 Topic Science Education Energy Economy Credit Energy Department Video THOURIA MAHMOUD: And I'm a student in Northwestern in Qatar, a sophomore in journalism. And now we're in Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and I'm talking to Mr. Secretary. If you had any advice for students who are, like, looking forward to pursue any science major, what would you tell them? SECRETARY OF ENERGY STEVEN CHU: In universities they call a liberal arts

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Kansas refinery starts up coke gasification unit  

SciTech Connect

Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. has started up a gasification unit at its El Dorado, Kan., refinery. The unit gasifies delayed coke and other refinery waste products. This is the first refinery to install a coke-fueled gasification unit for power generation. Start-up of the $80-million gasification-based power plant was completed in mid-June. The gasifier produces syngas which, along with natural gas, fuels a combustion turbine. The turbine produces virtually 100% of the refinery`s electricity needs and enough heat to generate 40% of its steam requirements.

Rhodes, A.K.

1996-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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How to Start Your Own Business  

essential if you want a greater Say in how companies manage product de- ... and willing to make their facilities and their people available. The ...

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Search by Make  

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You are here: Find a Car - Home > Search by Make Search by Make Search by Make Go Browse New Cars by Make A-D Acura Acura Audi Audi BMW BMW Buick Buick Cadillac Cadillac Chevrolet...

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Starting From Total Shutdown Initial Position  

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) and exposed to atmospheric pressure will destroy pump oil. #12;#12;Starting From Total Shutdown Initial Position: · Roughing pump: OFF · Forepump: OFF · Diff. pump-Vent to CENTER position. 5. Open Accumulator Valve 6. Turn on diffusion pump. Repeller light should go on

McCombe, Bruce D.

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Rate-Making Policy | Department of Energy  

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Rate-Making Policy Rate-Making Policy Rate-Making Policy < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info Start Date 2005 State Wisconsin Program Type Generating Facility Rate-Making Provider Public Service Commission of Wisconsin WI Act 7 states that, when proposing the purchase or construction of an electric generating facility, a utility may "apply to the [WI Public Service Commission] for an order specifying in advance the rate-making principles" that the Public Service Commission will use for "future rate-making proceedings." The Nuclear Energy Institute highlights that "There is no restriction on

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Property:StartDate | Open Energy Information  

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StartDate" StartDate" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 4 4-County Electric Power Assn (Mississippi) EIA Revenue and Sales - April 2008 + 1 April 2008 + 4-County Electric Power Assn (Mississippi) EIA Revenue and Sales - August 2008 + 1 August 2008 + 4-County Electric Power Assn (Mississippi) EIA Revenue and Sales - December 2008 + 1 December 2008 + 4-County Electric Power Assn (Mississippi) EIA Revenue and Sales - February 2008 + 1 February 2008 + 4-County Electric Power Assn (Mississippi) EIA Revenue and Sales - February 2009 + 1 February 2009 + 4-County Electric Power Assn (Mississippi) EIA Revenue and Sales - January 2008 + 1 January 2008 + 4-County Electric Power Assn (Mississippi) EIA Revenue and Sales - January 2009 + 1 January 2009 +

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Getting Started: What to Ask the Developer  

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GETTING STARTED: WHAT TO ASK THE DEVELOPER? GETTING STARTED: WHAT TO ASK THE DEVELOPER? Below is a list of preliminary questions to think about when approached by a developer or technology representative for developing clean energy resources on tribal lands. For more assistance, contact the DOE Office of Indian Energy at indianenergy@hq.doe.gov. Resources: * Which resources have been identified as being available? * What data was used to identify the resources? * Has the development of all available resources been evaluated separately as well as optimally combined with others? * What is the effective resource capacity? Development: * What is the proposed scale (MW capacity) for the project? * How will construction be accomplished? * How long will development and construction to commercial operation date (COD) take?

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Technical Assistance Program: Off to a Running Start (Newsletter)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This newsletter describes key activities of the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs for Winter 2012. Between December 2, 2011, and January 15, 2012, 46 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes submitted applications to receive technical assistance through the program, which provides Tribes with on-the-ground technical support from DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) staff to help move tribal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects forward. The applications are being considered through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) selection process, which incorporates expert reviews and outreach to Tribes who present a need for assistance with their community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The final successful applicants will be selected based on the clarity of their requests for technical assistance and the ability of START to successfully work with each unique project or community. At least three selected Tribes in Alaska will receive technical assistance between March and May 2012, and up to five selected Tribes in the contiguous United States will receive technical assistance between March and August 2012. During the months of START Program activity, DOE and NREL experts will work in the two locations. In Alaska, START experts will work directly with community-based project teams to analyze local energy issues and provide assistance with energy projects and cost savings initiatives. This effort will be bolstered by DOE-IE's partnership with the Denali Commission, which will provide further assistance and expertise. In the lower 48 states, NREL experts will work with the selected renewable energy START projects to evaluate financial and technical feasibility and provide early development technical assistance to better position the projects for financing and construction. This on-the-ground technical assistance is part of a broader DOE-IE effort to make reliable, accurate technical information and skills-based training available to tribal communities throughout the United States. The primary goal of the START initiative, according to DOE-IE Director Tracey A. LeBeau, is to bring about the next generation of energy development in Indian Country. Through energy project planning, quality training, and technical assistance, The START program will leverage the early-stage resource characterization and pre-feasibility investments that DOE has made in Indian Country over the years, and unlock the energy resources that exist on tribal lands to help build a 21st century tribal energy economy. Working collaboratively with a select group of Tribes and Alaska Native entities, the DOE Office of Indian Energy, NREL, and the Denali Commission will empower tribal leaders to make informed energy decisions and help build capacity to bring tribal energy visions to fruition and get renewable energy projects off the ground, said LeBeau. Ultimately, these efforts will serve to further the Obama Administration and DOE's shared commitment to provide Native American and Alaska Native communities with the tools and resources they need to foster tribal energy self-sufficiency and sustainability, advancing job creation and enhancing economic competitiveness.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Stop-Start Vehicles  

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Stop-Start Vehicles Stop-start Vehicles allow the internal combustion engine to shut-down when the vehicle stops in traffic, and re-start quickly to launch the vehicle. Fuel is...

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Analysis and Experiments with a Slow-Start Procedure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Slow-start procedures were developed decades ago in order to provide a smoother evolution in numerical simulations performed with three-time-level integration schemes. The advantages of a slow start versus a conventional forward start should ...

Harold Ritchie; Anne-Marie Leduc

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NSTX Weekly Report (October 15, 2010) FY 2011 NSTX plasma operations started on October 4, 2010  

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of Density and Radiated Power Evolution Control using Magnetic ELM Pace-making in NSTX" by J.M. Canik (ORNL), "Prospects for pilot plants based on the tokamak, ST and stellarator" by J. Menard and "Lithium Technologies Experiment" by E. Fredrickson, "Recent Developments in High-Harmonic Fast Wave Physics in NSTX" by B.P. Le

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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Fast Breeder Reactor studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a compilation of Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) resource documents prepared to provide the technical basis for the US contribution to the International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation. The eight separate parts deal with the alternative fast breeder reactor fuel cycles in terms of energy demand, resource base, technical potential and current status, safety, proliferation resistance, deployment, and nuclear safeguards. An Annex compares the cost of decommissioning light-water and fast breeder reactors. Separate abstracts are included for each of the parts.

Till, C.E.; Chang, Y.I.; Kittel, J.H.; Fauske, H.K.; Lineberry, M.J.; Stevenson, M.G.; Amundson, P.I.; Dance, K.D.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of the START neutral beam project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A major advantage of spherical tokamaks is their potential for achieving high beta and high plasma density in modest sized plasmas using low magntic field. Given this combination of low field and high density, neutral beam injection can provide effective auxiliary heating for the next generation of spherical tokamaks. A neutral beam injector, shipped recently from Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of an ongoing collaboration on spherical tokamak research, has now been installed onto the START (Small Tight Aspect Ratio Tokamak) experiment at Culham Laboratory. This should provide the first experimental test of neutral injectino into spherical tokamak plasmas, and allow the effects of neutral beam heating on energy confinement and beta values to be assessed at low aspect ratios. This experiment also extends the data base of confinement scaling for tokamaks in general. Modifications to START have included in-situ machining of a new 31 cm diameter port for NBI, plus the installation of a new graphite neutral beam stop equipped with thermocouples to provide beam profile and shinethrough diagnosis. The major modification to the NBI beamline has been the installation of an optical fiber coupled control and instrumentation system. The injector will be operated without cryopumps in a 'volume pumped' configuration, and should provide 0.5 MW of injected hydrogen neutral power at a beam energy of 40 keV for 20 ms pulses. The status of the installation and commissioning program is reported.

Nightingale, M. P. S. [Association EURATOM-CCFE, Abingdon, UK; Peng, Yueng Kay Martin [ORNL

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sartrean Existentialism and Ethical Decision-Making in ... - Springer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

presented and is followed by its application to a brief ... Checklists and tests typically require consideration ... affected parties before you make your deci- ..... job. (4) He can start looking for alternative employment with a view to leaving as soon.

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Decision-making models for reproducing intelligence in transportation...  

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Decision-making models for reproducing intelligence in transportation January 01, 2013 It could be the start of a good riddle: How many syn-apses of the brain does it take to...

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Brief announcement: towards a communication optimal fast multipole method and its implications at exascale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the first in-depth models for compute and memory costs of the kernel-independent Fast Multipole Method (KIFMM). The Fast Multiple Method (FMM) has asymptotically linear time complexity with a guaranteed approximation accuracy, making ... Keywords: cache complexity analysis, exascale, fast multipole method, performance modeling

Aparna Chandramowlishwaran; JeeWhan Choi; Kamesh Madduri; Richard Vuduc

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for starting supersonic compressors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A supersonic gas compressor with bleed gas collectors, and a method of starting the compressor. The compressor includes aerodynamic duct(s) situated for rotary movement in a casing. The aerodynamic duct(s) generate a plurality of oblique shock waves for efficiently compressing a gas at supersonic conditions. A convergent inlet is provided adjacent to a bleed gas collector, and during startup of the compressor, bypass gas is removed from the convergent inlet via the bleed gas collector, to enable supersonic shock stabilization. Once the oblique shocks are stabilized at a selected inlet relative Mach number and pressure ratio, the bleed of bypass gas from the convergent inlet via the bypass gas collectors is effectively eliminated.

Lawlor, Shawn P

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent to start gas flow in Moldova  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A small independent operator hopes to start gas production this year in the eastern European republic of Moldova, which imports all oil and gas, mainly from Russia. Redeco Ltd. LLC, Oklahoma City, is seeking commercial customers in the town of Baimaclia for gas from a planned 5 km sales pipeline from nearby Victorovca field. The company is affiliated with Redexco ltd., Calgary, and Costilla Energy Inc., Midland, Tex. Redeco`s Victorovca 302 workover well in Cantemir County flowed 500 Mcfd of gas in December from 1,976--86 ft in the Miocene Sarmat formation. The well is in the eastern Carpathian basin. Most wells in Victorovca field are 30--45 years old, but Redeco believes it could economically redrill the field. Victorovca field extends about 12 km east-west and 4 km north-south.

NONE

1997-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Resolution Fast-Neutron Spectrometry for Arms Control and Treaty Verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many nondestructive nuclear analysis techniques have been developed to support the measurement needs of arms control and treaty verification, including gross photon and neutron counting, low- and high-resolution gamma spectrometry, time-correlated neutron measurements, and photon and neutron imaging. One notable measurement technique that has not been extensively studied to date for these applications is high-resolution fast-neutron spectrometry (HRFNS). Applied for arms control and treaty verification, HRFNS has the potential to serve as a complimentary measurement approach to these other techniques by providing a means to either qualitatively or quantitatively determine the composition and thickness of non-nuclear materials surrounding neutron-emitting materials. The technique uses the normally-occurring neutrons present in arms control and treaty verification objects of interest as an internal source of neutrons for performing active-interrogation transmission measurements. Most low-Z nuclei of interest for arms control and treaty verification, including 9Be, 12C, 14N, and 16O, possess fast-neutron resonance features in their absorption cross sections in the 0.5- to 5-MeV energy range. Measuring the selective removal of source neutrons over this energy range, assuming for example a fission-spectrum starting distribution, may be used to estimate the stoichiometric composition of intervening materials between the neutron source and detector. At a simpler level, determination of the emitted fast-neutron spectrum may be used for fingerprinting 'known' assemblies for later use in template-matching tests. As with photon spectrometry, automated analysis of fast-neutron spectra may be performed to support decision making and reporting systems protected behind information barriers. This paper will report recent work at Idaho National Laboratory to explore the feasibility of using HRFNS for arms control and treaty verification applications, including simulations and experiments, using fission-spectrum neutron sources to assess neutron transmission through composite low-Z attenuators.

David L. Chichester; James T. Johnson; Edward H. Seabury

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iowa Start-up Taps Ames Laboratory Technology in Challenge | Department of  

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Taps Ames Laboratory Technology in Challenge Taps Ames Laboratory Technology in Challenge Iowa Start-up Taps Ames Laboratory Technology in Challenge August 10, 2011 - 2:21pm Addthis Using gas atomization technology developed at the Ames Lab (click through the photo to see a video), IPAT will be able to make titanium powder 10 times more efficiently than traditional powder-making methods. Above right, 1.8 grams of gas atomized titanium powder makes a finished 1.8 gram titanium bolt. | Image Courtesy of IPAT Using gas atomization technology developed at the Ames Lab (click through the photo to see a video), IPAT will be able to make titanium powder 10 times more efficiently than traditional powder-making methods. Above right, 1.8 grams of gas atomized titanium powder makes a finished 1.8 gram titanium bolt. | Image Courtesy of IPAT

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Compact fast analyzer of rotary cuvette type  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact fast analyzer of the rotary cuvette type is provided for simultaneously determining concentrations in a multiplicity of discrete samples using either absorbance or fluorescence measurement techniques. A rigid, generally rectangular frame defines optical passageways for the absorbance and fluorescence measurement systems. The frame also serves as a mounting structure for various optical components as well as for the cuvette rotor mount and drive system. A single light source and photodetector are used in making both absorbance and fluorescence measurements. Rotor removal and insertion are facilitated by a swing-out drive motor and rotor mount. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The invention relates generally to concentration measuring instruments and more specifically to a compact fast analyzer of the rotary cuvette type which is suitable for making either absorbance or fluorescence measurements. It was made in the course of, or under, a contract with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Thacker, Louis H. (Knoxville, TN)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Solving the Fast Clock Problem  

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This power quality (PQ) case study troubleshoots then solves the problem of digital clocks running fast.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

93

little book of fast facts  

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The little book of fast facts #12;The Big Picture little book of fast facts Big Picture own sprinkling of `fast facts', fascinating snippets of information on the topic. In this book, we@wellcome.ac.uk. Find out more at www.wellcome.ac.uk/bigpicture. #12;LITTLE BOOK OF FAST FACTS Contents 2 The brain 16

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

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Where is START? START-supported projects and communities were selected through a competitive applica-  

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Assistance Response Team (START) Program is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy will be paired with DOE, NREL, and other Alaska-based experts who have clean energy deployment experience a variety of clean energy projects, including energy storage infrastructure, renewable energy deployment

95

Kyrgyzstan starts up its first refinery  

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The Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan started up its first oil refinery in October 1996. The 10,000 b/d plant is designed to produce gasoline, diesel, and mazut (heavy fuel oil) from local Kyrgyz crude. Before construction of the Jalalabad refinery, all finished petroleum products were imported from neighboring countries. Kyrgyzstan`s demand for finished products is about 40,000 b/d. The new refinery was designed and constructed by Petrofac of Tyler, Texas, on behalf of Kyrgoil Corp., Calgary. Kyrgoil is a partner with the Kyrgyz state oil company, Kyrgyzsneft, in a venture called Kyrzgyz Petroleum Co. (KPC). KPC has undertaken restoration and continued development of the oil fields in Kyrgyzstan`s Fergana basin, in addition to the refinery project. The company also has marketing rights for finished products within Kyrgyzstan. The refinery comprises: a hydroskimming (atmospheric distillation) section, diesel steam stripping, gasoline blending, and utilities and off-sites, including steam generation, power generation, tank farm, truck and rail tank-car loading and unloading facilities, crude inlet pipeline, high-voltage power line, substation, air compression, laboratory, and maintenance facilities.

McLeod, G. [Petrofac LLC, Tyler, TX (United States)

1997-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

96

Geospatial Decision Making System  

The INL has developed a geospatial decision making process to assist agricultural producers in optimizing operating conditions of combine harvesters ...

97

Fast Turbulent Reconnection  

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Reconnection is the process by which magnetic fields in a conducting fluid change their topology. This process is essential for understanding a wide variety of astrophysical processes, including stellar and galactic dynamos and astrophysical turbulence. To account for solar flares, solar cycles and the structure of the galactic magnetic field reconnection must be fast, propagating with a speed close to the Alfven speed. We show that the presence of a random magnetic field component substantially enhances the reconnection rate and enables fast reconnection, i.e. reconnection that does not depend on fluid resistivity. The enhancement of the reconnection rate is achieved via a combination of two effects. First of all, only small segments of magnetic field lines are subject to direct Ohmic annihilation. Thus the fraction of magnetic energy that goes directly into fluid heating goes to zero as fluid resistivity vanishes. However, the most important enhancement comes from the fact that unlike the laminar fluid case where reconnection is constrained to proceed line by line, the presence of turbulence enables many magnetic field lines to enter the reconnection zone simultaneously. A significant fraction of magnetic energy goes into MHD turbulence and this enhances reconnection rates through an increase in the field stochasticity. In this way magnetic reconnection becomes fast when field stochasticity is accounted for. As a consequence solar and galactic dynamos are also fast, i.e. do not depend on fluid resistivity.

A. Lazarian; E. Vishniac

2000-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

98

The Integral Fast Reactor  

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory, since 1984, has been developing the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR). This paper will describe the way in which this new reactor concept came about; the technical, public acceptance, and environmental issues that are addressed by the IFR; the technical progress that has been made; and our expectations for this program in the near term. 5 refs., 3 figs.

Till, C.E.; Chang, Y.I. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Lineberry, M.J. (Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring Forward and Start Saving Money | Department of Energy  

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Spring Forward and Start Saving Money Spring Forward and Start Saving Money March 8, 2013 - 10:15am Addthis Installing blinds or draperies can help you save on cooling costs during...

100

Edison Down for About One Month Starting June 24  

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Edison Down for About One Month Starting June 24 Edison Down for About One Month Starting June 24 June 4, 2013 by Francesca Verdier (0 Comments) The Edison Phase II system arrives...

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Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home | Department of Energy  

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Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home July 28, 2010 - 2:28pm Addthis Kevin Brosnahan What does this mean for me? The first step to getting...

102

Circuit arrangement for starting and operating a gas discharge laser  

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A circuit arrangement is described for starting and operating a gas discharge laser having a starting phase and an operating phase. It consists of two supply lines for supplying a direct current to the gas discharge laser, a ballast resistor connected in at least one of the supply lines, and circuit means in shunt with the ballast resistor through which a starting current flows during the starting phase of the gas discharge laser.

Bolhuis, P.J.

1989-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

103

FastFit (FFit) Version 3.0  

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FastFit 3.0 is a substantial update of an EPRI software application that produces probabilistic market descriptions for analysts making decisions about energy portfolios. FastFit uses "Kahlman filtering" to analyze market history and current forward curves for the purpose of producing extended forward curves, volatility term structures, and correlation term structures. Description Energy market participants need forward curve, volatility, and correlation information to evaluate contract and physical asse...

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

104

Deep Energy Cuts for a Fresh Start  

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This case study describes an energy-efficient retrofit of 1930's bungalow in Pittsburgh, PA, done in 2008 by New Jersey builder and remodeler Bill Asdal. The gut rehab brought the homes Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index scores from 185 down to an impressive 65, performance that makes the home 35% better than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. The builder kept the shell but stripped the walls down to the studs to seal, caulk, and insulate the building envelope; they also upgraded HVAC, water heating, appliances, lighting, and windows with higher performance but readily available products. A blower door infiltration test showed an air infiltration rate reduction from 0.53 ACH to 0.21 ACH and modeling of energy use showed a drop in total annual energy use from 271 million BTU to 92 million BTU. The home was used as a demonstration home at the ACI 2008 conference in Pittsburgh PA. The builder, Bill Asdal, was the chair of the retrofit committee of the National Association of Home Builders which is partially sponsored by DOE's Building America program. The article, under this title, appeared as the cover story in the trade journal Home Energy magazine Jan Feb 2009 issue. A modified version of this case study under the title "Comprehensive Energy Retrofits Case Study: Asdal Builders, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA" was distributed at the EEBA (Energy and Environmental Building Alliance) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, Sept 28-30, 2009.

Gilbride, Theresa L.

2009-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

105

Making VRML Accessible  

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... Paper - Making VRML Accessible for People with Disabilities by Sandy Ressler and Qiming Wang to Appear in Proceeding of ASSETS 98. ...

106

Timed fast charger  

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In a charger for rechargeable electrochemical cells, a transformer charging circuit supplies a charging current to the battery at a fast charge rate for a predetermined time followed by a continuous slow charge rate. A normally closed automatic reset thermostat in series with the rectifier diodes in the charging circuit, and thermally coupled to them, opens after a period of time, dependent upon the heat generated by the rectifier diodes and upon the thermal mass of the thermostat and diodes, and terminates the fast charge current. A resistor, shunted across the thermostat and thermally coupled to it, establishes a slow charge rate current path when the thermostat opens. Heat generated in the resistor causes the thermostat to remain open as long as the battery is connected and ac power is supplied to the transformer primary winding.

Mullersman, F.H.

1981-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

107

EIA-Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program - Getting Started  

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

Getting Started Getting Started Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program Getting Started Form EIA-1605 may seem daunting at first, even for entities that have reported under the original program. That's why EIA has developed the Getting Started page to help entities take a systematic approach to reporting their emissions and reductions. The Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program suggests that prospective reporters familiarize themselves with the specific requirements for reporting their entity's inventory and reductions by answering the questions embodied in the 10 steps below. In addition, EIA has prepared the interactive Getting Started tool to help reporters determine what parts of Form EIA-1605 they need to complete. Getting Started Tool Getting Started PDF Tables

108

Berkeley Lab Technology Spawns Successful Start-up Companies | Department  

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Berkeley Lab Technology Spawns Successful Start-up Companies Berkeley Lab Technology Spawns Successful Start-up Companies Berkeley Lab Technology Spawns Successful Start-up Companies October 25, 2010 - 10:58am Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Three start-up companies using Berkeley-developed technology have either had highly successful launches or closed major deals in the last several months. Ed. Note cross posted from Berkeley Lab News Center, written by Julie Chao. What do a smart window company, a microbial analysis start-up and waste-heat recovery start-up have in common? They're all located in the San Francisco Bay Area and they're all based on technology developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. What's more, these three start-up companies have either had highly

109

Fast Simulation and Modeling  

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The "Fast Simulation and Modeling" (FSM) project of the IntelliGrid Consortium is developing a high-performance "look-ahead" capability for a self-healing grid8212one capable of automatically anticipating and responding to power system disturbances while continually optimizing its own performance. This project's roadmap assesses individual software solutions and equipment components that vendors will provide during the next 5 to 15 years and that electric power companies will adopt to realize FSM's self-...

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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START Program: Lower 48 Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (Office of Indian Energy) (Fact Sheet)  

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START Program: 48 Contiguous States START Program: 48 Contiguous States Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Empowering Indian Country to Energize Future Generations The on-the-ground START program is part of a broader DOE-IE effort to make reliable, accurate technical information and skills-based training available to tribal communities throughout the United States. Ultimately, these efforts will serve to further the Administration and DOE's shared commitment to provide Native American and Alaska Native communities with the tools and resources they need to foster tribal energy self-sufficiency and sustainability, advancing job creation, and enhancing economic competitiveness. The DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is charged by Congress to direct, foster, coordinate, and

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EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines | Department of Energy  

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EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines May 17, 2012 - 4:11pm Addthis A North Carolina State University student works on an EcoCAR vehicle at the Year 3 finals last year in Milford, MI. | Energy Department photo. A North Carolina State University student works on an EcoCAR vehicle at the Year 3 finals last year in Milford, MI. | Energy Department photo. Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program What are the key facts? First-year finals of the EcoCar2 competition begin Friday, May 18 in Los Angeles, CA. As the auto industry introduces more alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles to dealerships across the U.S., teams of university students are also making sure consumers have more choices on the showroom floor.

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Essays in decision making  

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This thesis explores the impact of individual decision making on the functioning of firms and markets. The first chapter examines how deviations from strict rationality by individuals impact the market for consumer goods. ...

Chang, Tom Y., 1976-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Search by Make  

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Search by Make Select Year... 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985...

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Property:Incentive/StartDateString | Open Energy Information  

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StartDateString StartDateString Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Incentive/StartDateString Property Type String Description Start Date string property. Use this property in queries until the Property:Incentive/StartDate property is populated with valid dates only. Currently, some are populated with additional notes included. Pages using the property "Incentive/StartDateString" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 3 30% Business Tax Credit for Solar (Vermont) + 01/01/2009 + A AEP Appalachian Power - Commercial and Industrial Rebate Programs (West Virginia) + 3/11/2011 + AEP Appalachian Power - Residential Home Retrofit Program (West Virginia) + 3/11/2011 + AEP Ohio - Commercial Self Direct Rebate Program (Ohio) + 1/1/2008 +

115

Innovative design of uranium startup fast reactors  

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Sodium Fast Reactors are one of the three candidates of GEN-IV fast reactors. Fast reactors play an important role in saving uranium resources and reducing nuclear wastes. Conventional fast reactors rely on transuranic ...

Fei, Tingzhou

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Fast neutron dosimetry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This progress report concentrates on two major areas of dosimetry research: measurement of fast neutron kerma factors for several elements for monochromatic and white spectrum neutron fields and determination of the response of thermoluminescent phosphors to various ultra-soft X-ray energies and beta-rays. Dr. Zhixin Zhou from the Shanghai Institute of Radiation Medicine, People's Republic of China brought with him special expertise in the fabrication and use of ultra-thin TLD materials. Such materials are not available in the USA. The rather unique properties of these materials were investigated during this grant period.

DeLuca, P.M. Jr.; Pearson, D.W.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

FAST NEUTRONIC REACTOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent relates to a reactor and process for carrying out a controlled fast neutron chain reaction. A cubical reactive mass, weighing at least 920 metric tons, of uranium metal containing predominantly U/sup 238/ and having a U/sup 235/ content of at least 7.63% is assembled and the maximum neutron reproduction ratio is limited to not substantially over 1.01 by insertion and removal of a varying amount of boron, the reactive mass being substantially freed of moderator.

Snell, A.H.

1957-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Fast quench reactor method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a means of rapidly expanding a reactant stream, such as a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Metal halide reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. Reducing gas is added at different stages in the process to form a desired end product and prevent back reactions. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by expansion of the gaseous stream.

Detering, Brent A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Donaldson, Alan D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Kong, Peter C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Berry, Ray A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

START Program for Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance...  

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

Program for Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance START Program for Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance Education and Training Energy Resource Library Funding...

120

Major Projects with Quick Starts & Jobs Creation Office of Clean...  

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

with Quick Starts & Jobs Creation Office of Clean Coal Summary of Projects and Job Creation The following table outlines the near-term possibilities for projects that capture...

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Western Area Power Administration Starting Forecast Month: Sierra...  

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Starting Forecast Month: Sierra Nevada Region Through Values at Load Center (Tracy Substation) Reg & Res CVP Maximum Capability CVP Energy Generation Peak Project Use Demand...

122

Delayed Start or Cancellation of Business Hours | Argonne National...  

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Twitter Delayed Start or Cancellation of Business Hours Winter Road Closings Winter Weather FAQs Westgate Alternate Routes Reporting IllegalUnethical Activity Working Remotely...

123

Assess your starting point | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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to maximize savings. EPA has two tools to help you assess your starting point: Use the Energy Program Assessment Matrix to compare your organization's energy management...

124

How to Start Your Own Business - Lawrence Berkeley National ...  

of living depends on what we produce, and engineers and scientists, more than ... starting small and building value in steps. The founders wanted to devel-

125

Fast Fourier transform telescope  

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We propose an all-digital telescope for 21 cm tomography, which combines key advantages of both single dishes and interferometers. The electric field is digitized by antennas on a rectangular grid, after which a series of fast Fourier transforms recovers simultaneous multifrequency images of up to half the sky. Thanks to Moore's law, the bandwidth up to which this is feasible has now reached about 1 GHz, and will likely continue doubling every couple of years. The main advantages over a single dish telescope are cost and orders of magnitude larger field-of-view, translating into dramatically better sensitivity for large-area surveys. The key advantages over traditional interferometers are cost (the correlator computational cost for an N-element array scales as Nlog{sub 2}N rather than N{sup 2}) and a compact synthesized beam. We argue that 21 cm tomography could be an ideal first application of a very large fast Fourier transform telescope, which would provide both massive sensitivity improvements per dollar and mitigate the off-beam point source foreground problem with its clean beam. Another potentially interesting application is cosmic microwave background polarization.

Tegmark, Max; Zaldarriaga, Matias [Department of Physics and MIT Kavli Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulator platform for fast reactor operation and safety technology demonstration  

SciTech Connect

A simulator platform for visualization and demonstration of innovative concepts in fast reactor technology is described. The objective is to make more accessible the workings of fast reactor technology innovations and to do so in a human factors environment that uses state-of-the art visualization technologies. In this work the computer codes in use at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the design of fast reactor systems are being integrated to run on this platform. This includes linking reactor systems codes with mechanical structures codes and using advanced graphics to depict the thermo-hydraulic-structure interactions that give rise to an inherently safe response to upsets. It also includes visualization of mechanical systems operation including advanced concepts that make use of robotics for operations, in-service inspection, and maintenance.

Vilim, R. B.; Park, Y. S.; Grandy, C.; Belch, H.; Dworzanski, P.; Misterka, J. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

127

PSNH - Municipal Smart Start Program | Department of Energy  

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PSNH - Municipal Smart Start Program PSNH - Municipal Smart Start Program PSNH - Municipal Smart Start Program < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Other Maximum Rebate Not specified Program Info State New Hampshire Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount No up front costs: Payments made over time with the savings obtained from lower energy costs. Provider Public Service of New Hampshire Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), an electric utility, offers the Smart Start Program to Municipal customers. This program assists municipalities in reducing energy consumption and electric bills at facilities by installing energy-saving measures. Payment for services and products will be made over time with the savings obtained from lower energy costs. Under the Smart Start Program, PSNH pays all of the costs associated

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Property:Incentive/StartDate | Open Energy Information  

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StartDate StartDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Incentive/StartDate Property Type Date Description Start Date. In order to see all values for this property, Property:Incentive/StartDateString should be used in queries until only valid dates are in this property. Currently, some entries include notes after the date or are just notes. Subproperties This property has the following 50 subproperties: A Alcohol Fuels Exemption (Hawaii) Alternative Energy Personal Property Tax Exemption (Michigan) Anne Arundel County - Solar and Geothermal Equipment Property Tax Credits (Maryland) B Broward County - Energy Sense Appliance Rebate Program (Florida) C CCEF - Commercial, Industrial, Institutional PV Grant Program (Connecticut) California Solar Initiative - Solar Thermal Program (California)

129

Fast data acquisition in cost-sensitive learning  

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Data acquisition is the first and one of the most important steps in many data mining applications. It is a time consuming and costly task. Acquiring an insufficient number of examples makes the learned model and future prediction inaccurate, while acquiring ... Keywords: cost-sensitive learning, data acquisition, data mining, fast data acquisition, machine learning

Victor S. Sheng

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

MAKING BIOELECTRICITY ECONOMIC IN THE UK BIOMASS CONFERENCE HAMBURG 2009  

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- economic comparison of power production by biomass fast pyrolysis with gasification and combustion, Comparisons of alternative routes for biomass fuel biomass pellets, pyrolysis oil and tall oil pitch paperMAKING BIOELECTRICITY ECONOMIC IN THE UK 17TH BIOMASS CONFERENCE ­ HAMBURG 2009 Thornley, P1

131

Fast Track Special Project Proposal  

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A fast track special project is defined as a one-time Division directed endeavor that creates ... project will not result in future operating expenses. ... Cost Analysis

132

Product characterization of fast pyrolysis.  

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??Pyrolysis is an important step in the thermal conversion of biomass. During this study, the influence of temperature, heating rate and holding time on fast (more)

Gout, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

The Fast Track to Fusion Power  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

World energy use is predicted to double in the next 40 years. Today, 80% is provided by burning fossil fuels, but this is not sustainable indefinitely because (i) it is driving climate change, and (ii) fossil fuels will eventually be exhausted (starting with oil). The resulting potential energy crisis requires increased investment in energy research and development (which is currently very small on the scale of the $3 trillion p.a. energy market, and falling). The wide portfolio of energy work that should be supported must include fusion, which is one of very few options that are capable in principle of supplying a large fraction of need in an environmentally responsible manner. The case for fusion has been strengthened by recent advances in plasma physics and fusion technology and by studies of fusion power plants that address safety and cost issues. The big questions are, 'How can we deliver fusion power as fast as possible?' and 'How long is it likely to take?' I will review progress in fusion, and argue for a focused fast-track program that could deliver a working prototype power station in less than 30 years.

Smith, Chris Llewellyn (UKAEA, Culham)

2005-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

134

The Measurement of Doppler Wind Fields with Fast Scanning Radars: Signal Processing Techniques  

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This paper discusses signal processing techniques being developed for making Doppler wind velocity measurements using airport surveillance radars. Techniques are presented and evaluated for velocity estimation using fast-rotating radars. In ...

John R. Anderson

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Fast Time Response Tunable Diode Laser Measurements of Atmospheric Trace Gases for Eddy Correlation  

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A fast-response, atmospheric trace gas monitor, based on the principle of tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy, has been developed for making eddy correlation measurements of dry deposition fluxes. This system, which is capable of ...

G. L. Ogram; F. J. Northrup; G. C. Edwards

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Making IGCC slag valuable  

SciTech Connect

All indications are that integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) technology will play a major role in tomorrow's generation industry. But before it does, some by-products of the process must be dealt with, for example unburned carbon that can make IGCC slag worthless. Charah Inc.'s processing system, used at Tampa Electric's Polk Station for years, segregates the slag's constituents by size, producing fuel and building materials. 3 figs.

Wicker, K.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Method for making nanomaterials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of making a nanostructure by preparing a face centered cubic-ordered metal nanoparticle film from metal nanoparticles, such as gold and silver nanoparticles, exerting a hydrostatic pressure upon the film at pressures of several gigapascals, followed by applying a non-hydrostatic stress perpendicularly at a pressure greater than approximately 10 GPA to form an array of nanowires with individual nanowires having a relatively uniform length, average diameter and density.

Fan, Hongyou; Wu, Huimeng

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Template:DivStartLeft | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Template Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Template:DivStartLeft Jump to: navigation, search This is the 'DivStartLeft' template. It is used in conjuction with Template:DivEnd to put surround the "free text" area in the geothermal region template. Usage It should be called in the following format: {{DivStartLeft}} Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Template:DivStartLeft&oldid=403880" Categories: Templates Formatting Templates What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load)

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START and Online Education Program Update Webinar | Department of Energy  

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START and Online Education Program Update Webinar START and Online Education Program Update Webinar START and Online Education Program Update Webinar January 30, 2013 11:00AM MST Webinar The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration are pleased to continue their sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series. Attend this webinar to get an overview of the START program, activities, and accomplishments, and learn about DOE's new renewable energy education curriculum for Tribes, delivered through a new online training platform. The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. Why You Should Attend Find ways to promote tribal energy sufficiency and foster economic

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GRR/GRR Getting Started | Open Energy Information  

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GRR Getting Started GRR Getting Started < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Print PDF Getting Started with the Roadmap The Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap has 3 main parts: Flowcharts, Narratives, and Reference Materials, described in more detail below. GRR Product Overview For more information, watch the GRR Product Overview (Video) (approximate length: 10 minutes), or download the Original PowerPoint Presentation. Contents 1 Getting Started with the Roadmap 1.1 1. Flowcharts 1.1.1 Flowchart Shapes 1.1.2 Flowchart Colors 1.1.3 Flowchart Features 1.1.4 Element Features 1.1.5 Example 1.2 2. Narratives 1.3 3. Reference Material 1.4 Did we miss a permit? 1.5 Does content need updating? 1.6 Are you an agency with regulatory authority over a required permit?

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Property:Building/StartPeriod | Open Energy Information  

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StartPeriod StartPeriod Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Start of the period (first day o the month) Pages using the property "Building/StartPeriod" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) S Sweden Building 05K0001 + 1 January 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0002 + 1 January 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0003 + 1 January 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0004 + 1 January 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0005 + 1 October 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0006 + 1 October 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0007 + 1 October 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0008 + 1 October 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0009 + 1 October 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0010 + 1 October 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0011 + 1 October 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0012 + 1 January 2004 + Sweden Building 05K0013 + 1 October 2004 +

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Clean Start/McClellan Technology Incubator | Open Energy Information  

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143

Science on Saturday starts Jan. 11 | Princeton Plasma Physics...  

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Science on Saturday starts Jan. 11 By Jeanne Jackson DeVoe January 10, 2014 Tweet Widget Facebook Like Google Plus One Joshua E. G. Peek, a Hubble Fellow at Columbia University's...

144

Getting Started at ALCF | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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ALCC Program Director's Discretionary Program Need Help? support@alcf.anl.gov 630-252-3111 866-508-9181 Getting Started at ALCF If you are interested in using ALCF resources,...

145

START Program for Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance |  

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Program for Renewable Energy Program for Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance START Program for Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance The Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program is part of the DOE Office of Indian Energy effort to assist in the development of tribal renewable energy projects. Through the START Program for Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, a team of DOE and national laboratory experts will work directly with tribal communities to evaluate project financial and technical feasibility, provide on-going training to community members, and help implement a variety of clean energy projects, including energy storage infrastructure, renewable energy deployment, and energy efficiency. The following projects were selected for the 2013 START Renewable Energy

146

Demonstration of Black Start Ancillary Service Certification Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a discussion of Black Start Tests conducted in April 1999 which then served as a demonstration project for certification of black start capability. This work is a companion effort of the EPRI Measurement of Ancillary Services from Power Plants project. Several of the summary, introductory and background paragraphs of the final report (Ref.1) for that project are reproduced here as a convenience to the reader.

1999-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

147

Criteria for evaluating group decision-making methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper brings many criteria and many methods under one umbrella and compares them. The schematization given here is a good start and may eventually be improved upon in subsequent revisions by extending the criteria used and by further debating the ... Keywords: Evaluation, Group decision making methods, MCDM

Kirti Peniwati

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Plants making oxygen  

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Plants making oxygen Plants making oxygen Name: Doug Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: How many plants are needed to make enough oxygen for one person for one hour? We are experimenting with Anacharis plants. Replies: The problem can be solved when broken down into smaller questions: 1. How much oxygen does a person need in an hour? 2. How much oxygen does a plant produce in an hour? 3. Based on the above, how many plants will provide the oxygen needs of the person for the hour? Here is the solution to the first question: A resting, healthy adult on an average, cool day breathes in about 53 liters of oxygen per hour. An average, resting, health adult breathes in about 500 mL of air per breath. This is called the normal tidal volume. Now, 150 mL of this air will go to non- functioning areas of the lung, called the "dead space." The average breath rate for this average person is 12 breaths per minute. So, the amount of air breathed in by the person which is available for use is 12 x (500 mL -150 mL) = 4,200 mL/minute. Multiply by 60 to get 252,000 mL/hour. That is, every hour, the person will breathe in 252 L of air. Now, on an average, cool, clear day, only 21% of that air is oxygen. So, 21% of 252 L is 53 L. So, in an hour, the person breathes in about 53 L of oxygen.

149

Make aromatics from LPG  

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Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) consists mainly of the propane and butane fraction recovered from gas fields, associated petroleum gas and refinery operations. Apart from its use in steam cracking and stream reforming, LPG has few petrochemical applications. The relative abundance of LPG and the strong demand for aromatics - benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX) - make it economically attractive to produce aromatics via the aromatization of propane and butanes. This paper describes the Cyclar process, which is based on a catalyst formulation developed by BP and which uses UOP's CCR catalyst regeneration technology, converts propane, butanes or mixtures thereof to petrochemical-quality aromatics in a single step.

Doolan, P.C. (BP Exploration Co. Ltd., London (GB)); Pujado, P.R. (UOP, Des Plaines, IL (US))

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

FM DANTE fast imaging and variations: emerging rf-based ultrafast imaging techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: DANTE fast imaging, NMR, burst imaging, fast chemical shift imaging, fast imaging, fast spectroscopic imaging, fast susceptibility imaging

Z. H. Cho; Y. M. Ro; I. K. Hong

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

PRELIMINARY DATA CALL REPORT ADVANCED BURNER REACTOR START UP FUEL FABRICATION FACILITY  

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The purpose of this report is to provide data for preparation of a NEPA Environmental Impact Statement in support the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). One of the GNEP objectives is to reduce the inventory of long lived actinide from the light water reactor (LWR) spent fuel. The LWR spent fuel contains Plutonium (Pu) -239 and other transuranics (TRU) such as Americium-241. One of the options is to transmute or burn these actinides in fast neutron spectra as well as generate the electricity. A sodium-cooled Advanced Recycling Reactor (ARR) concept has been proposed to achieve this goal. However, fuel with relatively high TRU content has not been used in the fast reactor. To demonstrate the utilization of TRU fuel in a fast reactor, an Advanced Burner Reactor (ABR) prototype of ARR is proposed, which would necessarily be started up using weapons grade (WG) Pu fuel. The WG Pu is distinguished by relatively highest proportions of Pu-239 and lesser amount of other actinides. The WG Pu will be used as the startup fuel along with TRU fuel in lead test assemblies. Because such fuel is not currently being produced in the US, a new facility (or new capability in an existing facility) is being considered for fabrication of WG Pu fuel for the ABR. This report is provided in response to Data Call for the construction of startup fuel fabrication facility. It is anticipated that the facility will provide the startup fuel for 10-15 years and will take to 3 to 5 years to construct.

S. T. Khericha

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Widget:ExpandableTextStart | Open Energy Information  

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ExpandableTextStart ExpandableTextStart Jump to: navigation, search This widget allows text to start hidden then expand and re-hide when clicked. Users will see "....[read more]" when hidden and "[show less]" when expanded. (configurable in Widget:ExpandableTextEnd) This widget does not allow any parameters. Users of this widget must use the Start and End variants of the widget, as shown below. While slightly less convenient for the wiki content developer to use two widgets, this allows full wikitext in the expandable text area, which would otherwise just be limited to plaintext. Usage: Be what you would seem to be - or if you'd like it put more simply {{#Widget:ExpandableTextStart}}- Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898) from '''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.'''

153

Manhattan Project: Fast Neutron Experiment  

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An experiment to determine the cross section of uranium-235 for fast neutrons. The target is the small pile of cubes of uranium hydride. The uranium target is surrounded by larger...

154

CCUS Demonstrations Making Progress  

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

9, First Quarter, 2013 9, First Quarter, 2013 www.fossil.energy.gov/news/energytoday.html HigHligHts inside 2 CCUS Demonstrations Making Progress A Column from the Director of Clean Energy Sys- tems, Office of Clean Coal 4 LNG Exports DOE Releases Third Party Study on Impact of Natural Gas Exports 5 Providing Emergency Relief Petroleum Reservers Helps Out with Hurricane Relief Efforts 7 Game-Changing Membranes FE-Funded Project Develops Novel Membranes for CCUS 8 Shale Gas Projects Selected 15 Projects Will Research Technical Challenges of Shale Gas Development A project important to demonstrat- ing the commercial viability of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology has completed the first year of inject-

155

COMMENTARY Making sustainability work  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Todays economic theory usually neglects the role of nature and environment. To make sustainability work it is, however, essential to (re-)integrate nature into the standard concepts of economics, especially by incorporating natural factors into the production function. It must be acknowledged that economic growth is not (only) the result of technical change but is mainly caused by rising energy-inputs into the economy, and that this is necessarily followed by resource exhaustion and pollution. Therefore, nature must not only be taken into account as a central factor of production but also in the form of environmental quality which is the basis for human quality of life. A numeric example shows that a small, but steady decrease of yearly resource consumption is already apt to redirect the economy on a path of sustainable development. 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Sustainable development; Economic theory of production; Economic growth; Technical change; Non-renewable resources

Hans Christoph Binswanger

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Industrial Decision Making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Domestic industrial investment has declined due to unfavorable energy prices, and external markets. Investment behavior has changed over the past few years, and will continue due to high labor costs, tight markets and an unstable U.S. economy although, freight costs, favorable exchange rates and high capacity utilization will encourage future industrial investment. Industry will eventually enter a new period of major investment. Future industrial investment will be an opportunity to influence the energy efficiency of these facilities for generations to come. Program managers must begin engaging industrial customers now, in order to exploit this unprecedented opportunity to change future energy use patterns. This paper reviews recent market trends and industrial investment decision-making. The paper will also address several important questions: Why has industrial investment declined? What is the outlook for industrial investment? How can programs engage industry for future opportunities?

Elliott, R. N.; McKinney, V.; Shipley, A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Method for making glass  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is discussed for making better quality molten borosilicate glass in a glass melter, the glass having the desired viscosity and, preferably, also the desired resistivity so that the glass melt can be established effectively and the product of the glass melter will have the desired level of quality. The method includes the adjustment of the composition of the glass constituents that are fed into the melter in accordance with certain correlations that reliably predict the viscosity and resistivity from the melter temperature and the melt composition, then heating the ingredients to the melter's operating temperature until they melt and homogenize. The equations include the calculation of a non-bridging oxygen'' term from the numbers of moles of the various ingredients, and then the determination of the viscosity and resistivity from the operating temperature of the melter and the non-bridging oxygen term.

Jantzen, C.M.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Process for making whiskers, fibers and flakes of transition metal compounds  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for making titanium and chromium nitrides of known morphology by reacting potassium titanate and chromium oxide in the gas phase with NH.sub.3. The products exhibit the same morphology as the starting material.

Bamberger, Carlos E. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Widget:ExpandableBoxStart | Open Energy Information  

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ExpandableBoxStart ExpandableBoxStart Jump to: navigation, search The widget creates an expandable text box which can contain any standard wiki content. The box will be collapsed upon page load and can be expanded by clicking anywhere on the box. Once expanded, the box can be collapsed by clicking anywhere on the box header (the original box). Users of this widget must use the Start and End variants of the widget, as shown below. While slightly less convenient for the wiki content developer to use two widgets, this allows full wikitext in the expandable text area, which would otherwise just be limited to plaintext. Note: You must also use the accompanying variant of this widget: Widget:ExpandableBoxEnd Parameters label - text label of the box header (optional, default "More

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Apps for Energy Public Voting Starts Today! | Department of Energy  

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Apps for Energy Public Voting Starts Today! Apps for Energy Public Voting Starts Today! Apps for Energy Public Voting Starts Today! May 17, 2012 - 3:53pm Addthis The Energy Department's digital team tested out Apps for Energy submissions in preparation for public voting. | Photo by Hantz Leger. The Energy Department's digital team tested out Apps for Energy submissions in preparation for public voting. | Photo by Hantz Leger. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? View the Apps for Energy submissions and vote for your favorite! Back in April, we launched Apps for Energy -- challenging developers to build mobile and web applications that bring Green Button electricity data to life. You answered our call -- sending in innovative, creative and fun

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Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program |  

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Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Institutional Local Government Schools Tribal Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Program Info State Arkansas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount One Measure: $0.10/kWh saved in first year Two Measures: $0.11/kWh saved in first year Three Measures: $0.12/kWh saved in first year Comprehensive Measures (4 +): $0.14/kWh saved in first year Benchmarking/Master Planning: Free to eligible customers Provider Entergy Arkansas, Inc. The CitySmart Program is an energy efficiency program designed to provide

162

Department of Energy Announces Start of Western Area Power Administration  

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Start of Western Area Power Start of Western Area Power Administration Recovery Act Project Department of Energy Announces Start of Western Area Power Administration Recovery Act Project September 16, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - With the goal of bringing new jobs and green power to the West, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today a large-scale transmission project to be financed using funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Western Area Power Administration will use borrowing authority under the Recovery Act to help build the $213 million Montana-Alberta Tie Limited (MATL) transmission project between Great Falls, Montana, and Lethbridge, Alberta. Almost two-thirds of the 214-mile transmission line will be located on U.S. soil, creating American

163

Spring Forward and Start Saving Money | Department of Energy  

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Forward and Start Saving Money Forward and Start Saving Money Spring Forward and Start Saving Money March 8, 2013 - 10:15am Addthis Installing blinds or draperies can help you save on cooling costs during the summer months. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/powershot Installing blinds or draperies can help you save on cooling costs during the summer months. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/powershot Jason Lutterman Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Follow these spring tips to save money in your home. March has begun, and as millions around the world prepare to "spring forward" one hour for Daylight Saving Time on March 10th, you might consider this as an opportunity to also save some money to use in the

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Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home | Department of Energy  

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Money Starts at Home Money Starts at Home Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home July 28, 2010 - 2:28pm Addthis Kevin Brosnahan What does this mean for me? The first step to getting your home drastically more energy efficient is by getting a professionally conducted home energy audit. Energysavers.gov has tons of facts on keeping your home energy efficient. Every year, the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 on home utility bills. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted - and subsequently, families are spending their hard-earned dollars on that wasted energy. For many low-income Americans, these energy bills absorb quite a significant amount of family income. The good news is that there are easy, no-cost or low-cost projects that you can do in one day to save energy and money at home. One of the best

165

scriptEnv - loading modules before starting a script  

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scriptEnv - loading modules before starting a script scriptEnv - loading modules before starting a script scriptEnv - loading modules before starting a script In some cases a script needs to load modules before the script can be executed, but it can often be inconvenient or impossible to provide wrapper scripts which load the needed modules. CGI scripts on the gpweb resources or in the NERSC portal environment which require the genepool-specific python/perl/R or databases configuration modules are a strong example of this. NERSC provides the scriptEnv as a custom drop-in replacement for /usr/bin/env. scriptEnv loads your selected modules to allow your scripts to run easily and reproducibly. After constructing your scriptEnv, you only need replace the shebang line of your script to use your custom scriptEnv

166

Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, New START Treaty  

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Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, New START Treaty Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, New START Treaty Hearing | 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 Home > Media Room > Congressional Testimony > Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, ... Congressional Testimony Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, New START Treaty

167

STARTING TODAY: Bloomberg, Daniels, Musk, Pickens, Chu and Energy Leaders  

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STARTING TODAY: Bloomberg, Daniels, Musk, Pickens, Chu and Energy STARTING TODAY: Bloomberg, Daniels, Musk, Pickens, Chu and Energy Leaders Headline 3-Day ARPA-E Summit STARTING TODAY: Bloomberg, Daniels, Musk, Pickens, Chu and Energy Leaders Headline 3-Day ARPA-E Summit February 25, 2013 - 1:59pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 Follow @energy on Twitter for live coverage of the ARPA-E Summit. Check the energy.gov blog for daily wrapups and photo galleries. WASHINGTON - Building on the President's call in his State of the Union address to further American energy independence through innovation, key thought leaders from academia, business, and government will come together next week to discuss cutting-edge energy issues at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy's (ARPA-E) fourth annual Energy Innovation

168

Motor Starting Module (MSM V2.0)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

MSM 2.0 allows evaluation of the potential Power Quality impacts (voltage drop and resultant flicker) of motor starting operations on the surrounding system. The developed module is an improvement on the Motor starting module of Power Quality Diagnostic System (PQDS) software that was developed earlier by EPRI. The user-friendly module has been developed on an EMTP-RV platform and serves to overcome the rigidity of the single line structure of the PQDS version. Customer will need to install a licensed co...

2009-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

169

Impingement starting and power boosting of small gas turbines  

SciTech Connect

The technology of high-pressure air or hot-gas impingement from stationary shroud supplementary nozzles onto radial outflow compressors and radial inflow turbines to permit rapid gas turbine starting or power boosting is discussed. Data are presented on the equivalent turbine component performance for convergent/divergent shroud impingement nozzles, which reveal the sensitivity of nozzle velocity coefficient with Mach number and turbine efficiency with impingement nozzle admission arc. Compressor and turbine matching is addressed in the transient turbine start mode with the possibility of operating these components in braking or reverse flow regimes when impingement flow rates exceed design.

Rodgers, C.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Relativistic Laser Plasma Research for Fast Ignition Laser Fusion  

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Reviewed are the present status and future prospects of the laser fusion research at the ILE (Institute of Laser Engineering) Osaka. The Gekko XII and Peta Watt laser system have been operated for investigating the fast ignition, the relativistic laser plasma interactions and so on. In particular, the fast ignition experiments with cone shell target have been in progress as the UK and US-Japan collaboration programs. In the experiments, the imploded high density plasmas are heated by irradiating 500 J level peta watt laser pulse. The thermal neutron yield is found to increase by three orders of magnitude by injecting the peta watt laser into the cone shell target. Transport of relativistic high density electron is the critical issue as the basic physics for understanding the dense plasma heating process. By the theory, simulation and experiment, the collective phenomena in the interactions of intense relativistic electron current with dense plasmas has been investigated to find the formation of self organized flow as the result of filamentation (Weibel) instability. Through the present understanding, the new project, FIREX-I has started recently to prove the principle of the fast ignition scheme. Keywords: fast ignition, peta watt laser, relativistic electron, weibel instability

Mima Kunioki; Tanaka Kazuo. A; Kodama Ryosuke; Johzaki Tomohiro; Nagatomo Hideo; Shiraga Hiroyuki; Miyanaga Noriaki; Azechi Hiroshi; Nakai Mitsuo; Norimatsu Takayoshi; Nagai Keiji; Sunahara Atsushi; Nishihara Katsunobu; Taguchi Toshihiro; Sakagami Hitoshi; Sentoku Yasuhiko; Ruhl Hartmut

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Introduction to 'Make' NERSC Tutorial  

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'Make' 'Make' Introduction to 'Make' Introduction The UNIX make utility facilitates the creation and maintenance of executable programs from source code. make keeps track of the commands needed to build the code and when changes are made to a source file, recompiles only the necessary files. make creates and updates programs with a minimum of effort. A small initial investment of time is needed to set up make for a given software project, but afterward, recompiling and linking is done consistently and quickly by typing one command: make, instead of issuing many complicated command lines that invoke the compiler and linker. This tutorial will introduce the simple usage of the make utility with the goal of building an executable program from a series of source code files.

172

CHRISTOPHNIEMANN A new wave of start-ups  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CHRISTOPHNIEMANN 20 INNOVATION A new wave of start-ups wants to install rooftop solar panels. Installing a rooftop ar- ray of solar panels large enough to produce all of the energy required by a building a pool of cash to pay for the solar panels. Directly or indirectly, homeowners buy the electricity

Kammen, Daniel M.

173

Eleven Tribes Jump START Clean Energy Projects, Summer 2012 (Newsletter)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This newsletter describes key activities of the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs for Summer 2012. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) has selected 11 Tribes - five in Alaska and six in the contiguous United States - to receive on-the-ground technical support for community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as part of DOE-IE's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program. START finalists were selected based on the clarity of their requests for technical assistance and the ability of START to successfully work with their projects or community. Technical experts from DOE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work directly with community-based project teams to analyze local energy issues and assist the Tribes in moving their projects forward. In Alaska, the effort will be bolstered by DOE-IE's partnership with the Denali Commission, which will provide additional assistance and expertise, as well as funding to fuel the Alaska START initiative.

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2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Starting laminar plumes: Comparison of laboratory and numerical modeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, F-91405 Orsay, France Peter E. van Keken Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1005, USA (keken@umich.edu) Angela Limare Institut de Physique du Globe, UMR. In the laboratory experiments the plumes are started in a nearly isoviscous silicone oil with heat supplied through

van Keken, Peter

175

Automated start-up of EBR-II: A preview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are undertaking a joint project to develop control philosophies, strategies, and algorithms for computer control of the start-up mode of the Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II). The major objective of this project is to show that advanced liquid-metal reactor (LMR) plants can be operated from low power to full power using computer control. Development of an automated control system with this objective in view will help resolve specific issues and provide proof through demonstration that automatic control for plant start-up is feasible. This paper describes the approach that will be used to develop such a system and some of the features it is expected to have. Structured, rule-based methods, which will provide start-up capability from a variety of initial plant conditions and degrees of equipment operability, will be used for accomplishing mode changes during plant start-up. Several innovative features will be incorporated such as signal, command, and strategy validation to maximize reliability, flexibility to accommodate a wide range of plant conditions, and overall utility. Continuous control design will utilize figures of merit to evaluate how well the controller meets the mission requirements. The operator interface will have unique ''look ahead'' features to let the operator see what will happen next. 15 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

Kisner, R.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

FYI on where to start: A bibliography of internetworking information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The intent of this bibliography is to offer a representative collection of resources of information that will help the reader become familiar with the concepts of internetworking. It is meant to be a starting place for further research. There are references ...

K. L. Bowers; T. L. LaQuey; J. K. Reynolds; K. Roubicek; M. K. Stahl; A. Yuan

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Overview of tritium fast-fission yields  

SciTech Connect

Tritium production rates are very important to the development of fast reactors because tritium may be produced at a greater rate in fast reactors than in light water reactors. This report focuses on tritium production and does not evaluate the transport and eventual release of the tritium in a fast reactor system. However, if an order-of-magnitude increase in fast fission yields for tritium is confirmed, fission will become the dominant production source of tritium in fast reactors.

Tanner, J.E.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

FAST Program Computer Based Training  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

FAST CBT is a computer based training module that allows users to access training when desired and review it at their own pace. It provides graphics and interactive features to enhance learning. This computer based training module was created to help instruct users on an existing EPRI engineering computer program Product ID# 1004565 (FAST 1.0 Flow Path Analysis for Steam Turbines, Version 1.0). Users of this training will consist mainly of steam turbine performance engineers and outage managers. A subjec...

2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

179

FastJet user manual  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

FastJet is a C++ package that provides a broad range of jet finding and analysis tools. It includes efficient native implementations of all widely used 2-to-1 sequential recombination jet algorithms for pp and e+e- collisions, as well as access to 3rd party jet algorithms through a plugin mechanism, including all currently used cone algorithms. FastJet also provides means to facilitate the manipulation of jet substructure, including some common boosted heavy-object taggers, as well as tools for estimation of pileup and underlying-event noise levels, determination of jet areas and subtraction or suppression of noise in jets.

Matteo Cacciari; Gavin P. Salam; Gregory Soyez

2011-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

180

Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program - Making A Difference  

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

- - Making A Difference Where we started - and where we are going Tom Clawson TEPP Contractor tom@trgroupinc.com Brief TEPP History * In 1988, identified need to address d f emergency preparedness concerns of shipments to WIPP * EM established in 1989, TEPP became a funded program - Identified need to have a program to focus on p g preparedness for all radiological shipments - TEPP incorporated into DOE Order 151.1 Brief TEPP History * Developed MERRTT thru the Training and Medical I T i G Issues Topic Groups - Began using MERRTT in 1998 * MERRTT and WIPP STEP Merged * Stakeholders began asking for a more advanced level of training - In 2005, TEPP looked to the NFPA 472 standard for training competencies - Many of the NFPA competencies were not attainable - TEPP worked with NFPA to re-shape the competencies so

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181

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits |  

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

You are here You are here Home » New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Manufacturing Other Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate General: incentives may be limited to $500,000 per utility account per year. Custom Measures: limited to lesser of $0.16/kWh or $1.60/therm saved annually; 50% of total costs; or buydown to a 1-year payback period Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund)

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Green Start-Ups: Opportunities, Technology, and Financing  

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Green Start-Ups: Opportunities, Technology, and Financing Green Start-Ups: Opportunities, Technology, and Financing Speaker(s): Stephen Lin Date: December 19, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Dale Sartor Please join us for a brown bag lunch to hear about a new green technology and new ways of doing business in Asia, the US and in between. A foreign-invented power efficiency technology will be described and demonstrated. Entrepreneurial plans for its deployment in the US will be described including a pilot with the San Francisco Giants. Besides giving the Giants 5% savings with no upfront cost, the entrepreneurial team hopes to develop a proof-of-concept test case where Securitized Energy Savings (SESs) are created for green and social investors. A brief introduction on carbon credits and Voluntary Emission Reduction credits (VERs) will be

183

START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar Project |  

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

START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar Project START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar Project August 21, 2013 - 12:50pm Addthis From left to right: James Jensen, Tom Johnson, Jody Rosier, and Rebecca Kauffman of Southern Ute Alternative Energy, and Otto VanGeet and Alex Dane of NREL, tour a potential solar array site on Southern Ute tribal land in Ignacio, CO. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL From left to right: James Jensen, Tom Johnson, Jody Rosier, and Rebecca Kauffman of Southern Ute Alternative Energy, and Otto VanGeet and Alex Dane of NREL, tour a potential solar array site on Southern Ute tribal land in Ignacio, CO. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL's Otto VanGeet (right) shows James Jensen of Southern Ute Alternative Energy how to use a SunEye tool to check solar availability of the site. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

184

Property:Project Start Date | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Property Name Project Start Date Property Name Project Start Date Property Type String Pages using the property "Project Start Date" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) M MHK Projects/40MW Lewis project + 1/1/2012 + MHK Projects/ADM 3 + 1/1/2010 + MHK Projects/ADM 4 + 1/1/2010 + MHK Projects/ADM 5 + 1/11/2009 + MHK Projects/AW Energy EMEC + 1/1/2004 + MHK Projects/Admirality Inlet Tidal Energy Project + 1/1/2006 + MHK Projects/Agucadoura + 1/1/2008 + MHK Projects/Alaska 1 + 1/1/2007 + MHK Projects/Alaska 13 + 1/1/2008 + MHK Projects/Alaska 17 + 1/1/2007 + MHK Projects/Alaska 18 + 1/1/2008 + MHK Projects/Alaska 24 + 1/1/2007 + MHK Projects/Alaska 25 + 1/1/2007 + MHK Projects/Alaska 28 + 1/1/2007 + MHK Projects/Alaska 31 + 1/1/2007 + MHK Projects/Alaska 33 + 1/1/2007 +

185

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with an electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater than the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. Magnetic switches and particularly fast kicker magnets are used in the accelerator industry to quickly deflect particle beams into and out of various transport lines, storage rings, dumps, and specifically to differentially route individual bunches of particles from a train of bunches which are injected or ejected from a given ring.

Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

186

Method of making L-dopa from L-tyrosine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a method of making a L-dopa from L-tyrosine in the presence of an enzyme catalyst and oxygen. By starting with L-tyrosine, no variant of the L-dopa is produced and the L-dopa is stable in the presence of the enzyme catalyst. In other words, the reaction favors the L-dopa and is not reversible.

Xun, Luying (Richland, WA); Lee, Jang Young (Taejon, KR)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Fast and informative flow simulation in a building by using fast...  

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and informative flow simulation in a building by using fast fluid dynamics model on graphics processing unit Title Fast and informative flow simulation in a building by using...

188

Discussions on applied mathematics in decision-making modeling with decision support systems and knowledge based systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper tries to discuss some findings in mathematical decision-making modeling models with applications in business processes. We start by presenting some technological implications and implementations of decision-making models. After this we discuss ... Keywords: DSS, KBS, OWL, decision-making, inference engine, ontology

Sabina-Cristiana Necula

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Cold start characteristics of ethanol as an automobile fuel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An alcohol fuel burner and decomposer in which one stream of fuel is preheated by passing it through an electrically heated conduit to vaporize the fuel, the fuel vapor is mixed with air, the air-fuel mixture is ignited and combusted, and the combustion gases are passed in heat exchange relationship with a conduit carrying a stream of fuel to decompose the fuel forming a fuel stream containing hydrogen gas for starting internal combustion engines, the mass flow of the combustion gas being increased as it flows in heat exchange relationship with the fuel carrying conduit, is disclosed.

Greiner, Leonard (2750-C Segerstrom, Santa Ana, CA 92704)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Environmentally advanced refinery nears start-up in Germany  

SciTech Connect

Mitteldeutsche Erdoel-Raffinerie GmbH (Mider), is building a 170,000 b/d, grassroots refinery in Leuna, Germany. The refinery is scheduled to start up in third quarter of this year. At the heart of the new refinery is a new technology called progressive distillation. Other major units include: vacuum distillation, catalytic reforming, alkylation, visbreaking, fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), and hydrodesulfurization (HDS). In addition, an existing partial oxidation (POX)/methanol production unit will be integrated with the new refinery. The paper describes the plant and its major processes.

Rhodes, A.K.

1997-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

191

Installation of a fast framing visible camera on KSTAR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Visible camera technologies have made remarkable progress in recent years, and the fast camera has proven itself to be a capable imaging diagnostic in studies of specific fusion plasma issues such as the start-up physics, plasma wall interactions, edge-localized modes, and disruptions. For the purpose of favorable visible imaging, a fast framing camera has recently been installed on the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device. The camera uses a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor detector with a maximum resolution of 1280x1024 at 1000 frames/s (fps) and a minimum resolution of 1280x16 at 64 kfps. A 2-m-long viewport having a novel optical rail system was installed on a tangential port to view the tokamak interior. The system is fully controlled from the main control room and protected by a shutter from deposits. To verify that the camera electronics are safe from the high magnetic field and its rapid time variation, possible influences are considered theoretically and experimentally. In this work, we present the design and installation of the fast camera system on the KSTAR device with discussions on the field variation effect issues.

Chung, Jinil; Lee, Deok Kyo; Seo, Dongcheol [National Fusion Research Institute, Gwahangno 113, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Myoung Choul [Korea Basic Science Institute, 804-1 Ochang, Cheongwon 363-883 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

192

START Program: Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (Office of Indian Energy) (Fact Sheet)  

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

Empowering Indian Empowering Indian Country to Energize Future Generations The on-the-ground START program is part of a broader DOE-IE effort to make reliable, accurate technical information and skills-based training available to tribal communities throughout the United States. Ultimately, these efforts will serve to further the Administration and DOE's shared commitment to provide Native American and Alaska Native communities with the tools and resources they need to foster tribal energy self-sufficiency and sustainability, advancing job creation, and enhancing economic competitiveness. The DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is charged by Congress to direct, foster, coordinate, and implement energy planning, education, management, and programs that

193

FAST Simulation of Seismic Wind Turbine Response  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper discusses recent additions to the computer simulation code FAST that allow a user to consider seismic loads.

Prowell, I.; Elgamal, A.; Jonkman, J.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Fast Reactor Curriculum Workshop - Nuclear Engineering Division...  

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Fast Reactor Curriculum Workshop Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About Nuclear Energy Nuclear...

195

Fast quench reactor and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by passage through the nozzle. This "freezes" the desired end product(s) in the heated equilibrium reaction stage.

Detering, Brent A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Donaldson, Alan D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Kong, Peter C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Fast quench reactor and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by passage through the nozzle. This "freezes" the desired end product(s) in the heated equilibrium reaction stage.

Detering, Brent A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Donaldson, Alan D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Kong, Peter C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Methods of making textured catalysts  

SciTech Connect

A textured catalyst having a hydrothermally-stable support, a metal oxide and a catalyst component is described. Methods of conducting aqueous phase reactions that are catalyzed by a textured catalyst are also described. The invention also provides methods of making textured catalysts and methods of making chemical products using a textured catalyst.

Werpy, Todd (West Richland, WA); Frye, Jr., John G. (Richland, WA); Wang, Yong (Richland, WA); Zacher, Alan H. (Kennewick, WA)

2010-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

198

Method of making monodisperse nanoparticles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of making particles of either spherical or cylindrical geometry with a characteristic diameter less than 50 nanometers by mixing at least one structure directing agent dissolved in a solvent with at least one amphiphilic block copolymer dissolved in a solvent to make a solution containing particles, where the particles can be subsequently separated and dispersed in a solvent of choice.

Fan, Hongyon; Sun, Zaicheng

2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

199

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Making a fast curry: push/enter vs. eval/apply for higher-order languages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Higher-order languages that encourage currying are typically implemented using one of two basic evaluation models: push/enter or eval/apply. Implementors use their intuition and qualitative judgements to choose one model or the other. Our ...

Simon Marlow; Simon Peyton Jones

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Overlooking roots: a framework for making nondeferred reference-counting garbage collection fast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerous optimizations exist for improving the performance of nondeferred reference-counting (RC) garbage collection. Their designs are ad hoc, intended to exploit different count removal opportunities. This paper shows that many of these optimizations ... Keywords: reference counting, static analysis

Pramod G. Joisha

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

MAKE Consulting | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MAKE Consulting MAKE Consulting Jump to: navigation, search Logo: MAKE Consulting Name MAKE Consulting Address 117 N. Jefferson, Suite 400 Place Chicago, Illinois Zip 60661 Sector Wind energy Number of employees 11-50 Phone number 312-382-8440 Website http://www.make-consulting.com Coordinates 41.8838033°, -87.6426963° 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":41.8838033,"lon":-87.6426963,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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New approach to timing: the fast--fast system  

SciTech Connect

A dual channel constant fraction timing discriminator incorporating multiple energy windows and coincidence logic has been developed. Incorporation of energy discrimination and fast coincidence logic into the timing channel has distinct advantages in terms of system simplicity, stability and data rates. A prototype applying the F$sup 2$ approach has been constructed and tested. The system gives a $sup 60$Co FWHM of approximately 210 psec at a singles rate of greater than 7.5 x 10$sup 5$ sec$sup -1$ (approximately 1200 coincidences/sec). (auth)

Hardy, W.H. II; Lynn, K.G.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Final Report on Actinide Glass Scintillators for Fast Neutron Detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the final report of an experimental investigation of actinide glass scintillators for fast-neutron detection. It covers work performed during FY2012. This supplements a previous report, PNNL-20854 Initial Characterization of Thorium-loaded Glasses for Fast Neutron Detection (October 2011). The work in FY2012 was done with funding remaining from FY2011. As noted in PNNL-20854, the glasses tested prior to July 2011 were erroneously identified as scintillators. The decision was then made to start from scratch with a literature survey and some test melts with a non-radioactive glass composition that could later be fabricated with select actinides, most likely thorium. The normal stand-in for thorium in radioactive waste glasses is cerium in the same oxidation state. Since cerium in the 3+ state is used as the light emitter in many scintillating glasses, the next most common substitute was used: hafnium. Three hafnium glasses were melted. Two melts were colored amber and a third was clear. It barely scintillated when exposed to alpha particles. The uses and applications for a scintillating fast neutron detector are important enough that the search for such a material should not be totally abandoned. This current effort focused on actinides that have very high neutron capture energy releases but low neutron capture cross sections. This results in very long counting times and poor signal to noise when working with sealed sources. These materials are best for high flux applications and access to neutron generators or reactors would enable better test scenarios. The total energy of the neutron capture reaction is not the only factor to focus on in isotope selection. Many neutron capture reactions result in energetic gamma rays that require large volumes or high densities to detect. If the scintillator is to separate neutrons from gamma rays, the capture reactions should produce heavy particles and few gamma rays. This would improve the detection of a signal for fast neutron capture.

Bliss, Mary; Stave, Jean A.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Microsoft Word - START Application_eaform_FINAL.docx  

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

Technical Technical A ssistance O pportunity f or T ribes: Strategic T echnical A ssistance R esponse T eam ( START) P rogram f or t he Development o f R enewable E nergy P rojects About t he O ffice The Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (IE) is charged by Congress to direct, foster, coordinate, and implement energy planning, education, management, and programs that assist Tribes with energy development, capacity building, energy infrastructure, energy costs, and electrification of Indian lands and homes. IE works within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), across government agencies, and with Indian Tribes and organizations to promote Indian energy policies and initiatives. IE performs these functions within the scope of DOE's mission and consistently with the federal government's trust responsibility, tribal self- determination policy, and government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes.

206

Microsoft Word - START-Alaska Application_FINAL.docx  

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

Technical Technical A ssistance O pportunity f or A laska N ative E ntities: Strategic T echnical A ssistance R esponse T eam ( START) I nitiative f or A laska N ative Tribal G overnment C ommunity E nergy P lanning About t he O ffice The Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (IE) is charged by Congress to direct, foster, coordinate, and implement energy planning and deployment, education, management, and programs that assist Tribes with energy development, capacity building, energy infrastructure, energy costs, and electrification of Indian lands and homes. IE works within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), across government agencies, and with Indian Tribes and organizations to promote Indian energy policies and initiatives. IE performs these functions within the scope of DOE's mission and consistently with the federal government's trust responsibility, tribal self-

207

Nuclear Safety Information Dashboard QuickStart Guide  

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

Nuclear Safety Information Dashboard Nuclear Safety Information Dashboard QuickStart Guide September 2012 Office of Analysis (HS-24) Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support and Corporate Safety Analysis Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Purpose of Nuclear Safety Information (NSI) Dashboard * The NSI Dashboard provides a new user interface to the Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) to easily identify, organize, and analyze nuclear safety-related events reported into ORPS. * ORPS reporting criteria associated with events at nuclear facilities have pre-assigned weighting factors according to their relative importance and are placed into groups. * This information can be evaluated to identify trends and, using insights from current events and nature of operations, enable

208

NREL: News - Helping Cleantech Start-ups Understand Social Media  

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713 713 Helping Cleantech Start-ups Understand Social Media May 13, 2013 The Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) invites cleantech entrepreneurs to attend the next event in its Entrepreneur Series. The May 15 class, "Social Media and Strategic Messaging," will help cleantech entrepreneurs learn how to craft language about their companies that can be used in pitches and news releases, and on websites. CREED's Entrepreneur Series provides support for companies trying to get off the ground. The Entrepreneur Series builds a community among cleantech participants so they can draw on one another for expertise, support and

209

Property:ASHRAE 169 Start Date | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

This is a property of type Date. This is a property of type Date. Pages using the property "ASHRAE 169 Start Date" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Abbeville County, South Carolina ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Acadia Parish, Louisiana ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Accomack County, Virginia ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Ada County, Idaho ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Adair County, Iowa ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Adair County, Kentucky ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Adair County, Missouri ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Adair County, Oklahoma ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 + Adams County, Colorado ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone + 1 January 2006 +

210

Oil field rejuvenation work starts at 14 project sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports that the U.S. Department of Energy and oil and gas companies have released more information about a joint effort to rejuvenate aging U.S. oil fields in danger of abandonment. Work is starting on 14 demonstration projects that could recover 21 million bbl of oil from the fluvial dominated deltaic (FDD) reservoirs in which they are conducted. Wider application of the same techniques, if they are successful, could results in addition of 6.3 billion bbl of reserves, nearly 25% of U.S. crude oil reserves. A multidisciplinary team approach is to be used, with as many as 11 operators, service companies, universities, or state agencies participating in each project. All of the projects will culminate in extensive technology transfer activities. Here are descriptions of the projects gleaned from public abstracts provided by the DOE contractors.

Petzet, G.A. (Oil and Gas Journal (US))

1992-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

211

Method for starting operation of a resistance melter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for starting the operation of a resistance furnace, where heating occurs by passing a current through the charge between two furnace electrodes and the charge is a material which is essentially electrically nonconductive when in a solid physical state but which becomes more electrically conductive when in a molten physical state, by connecting electrical resistance heating wire between the furnace electrodes, placing the wire in contact with the charge material between the electrodes and passing a current through the wire to heat the wire to a temperature sufficient to melt the material between the furnace electrodes so that as the material melts, current begins to pass between the electrodes through the melted material, further heating and melting more material until all current between the electrodes passes through the charge material without the aid or presence of the resistance element.

Chapman, Christopher Charles (Richland, WA)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Dual-Fuel Truck Fleet: Start-Up Experience  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Although dual-fuel engine technology has been in development and limited use for several years, it has only recently moved toward full-scale operational capability for heavy-duty truck applications. Unlike a bifuel engine, which has two separate fuel systems that are used one at a time, a dual-fuel engine uses two fuel systems simultaneously. One of California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) current programs is a demonstration of dual-fuel engine technology in heavy-duty trucks. These trucks are being studied as part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Alternative Fuel Truck Program. This report describes the start-up experience from the program.

NREL

1998-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

213

Method of forming and starting a sodium sulfur battery  

SciTech Connect

A method of forming a sodium sulfur battery and of starting the reactive capability of that battery when heated to a temperature suitable for battery operation is disclosed. An anodic reaction zone is constructed in a manner that sodium is hermetically sealed therein, part of the hermetic seal including fusible material which closes up openings through the container of the anodic reaction zone. The hermetically sealed anodic reaction zone is assembled under normal atmospheric conditions with a suitable cathodic reaction zone and a cation-permeable barrier. When the entire battery is heated to an operational temperature, the fusible material of the hermetically sealed anodic reaction zone is fused, thereby allowing molten sodium to flow from the anodic reaction zone into reactive engagement with the cation-permeable barrier.

Paquette, David G. (Costa Mesa, CA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

A New Method of Black Start Based on VSC-HVDC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For a good Black-Start scheme, it is important to avoid inrush current and transient over voltage while starting-up other major power system equipments. In this paper, the advantages of VSC-HVDC as black start power are analyzed. Control Strategies of ... Keywords: black start, soft energizing, VSC-HVDC

Li Li; Mingxia Zhou; Sheng Li; Yinhui Li

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Three essays in decision making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation is composed of three essays about consumer judgment and decision making. In Essay 1, I develop a novel explanation for the well-known endowment effect - the tendency for owners to value goods more than ...

Weaver, Ray, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

The geometric factor of electrostatic plasma analyzers: A case study from the Fast Plasma Investigation for the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission  

SciTech Connect

We report our findings comparing the geometric factor (GF) as determined from simulations and laboratory measurements of the new Dual Electron Spectrometer (DES) being developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as part of the Fast Plasma Investigation on NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. Particle simulations are increasingly playing an essential role in the design and calibration of electrostatic analyzers, facilitating the identification and mitigation of the many sources of systematic error present in laboratory calibration. While equations for laboratory measurement of the GF have been described in the literature, these are not directly applicable to simulation since the two are carried out under substantially different assumptions and conditions, making direct comparison very challenging. Starting from first principles, we derive generalized expressions for the determination of the GF in simulation and laboratory, and discuss how we have estimated errors in both cases. Finally, we apply these equations to the new DES instrument and show that the results agree within errors. Thus we show that the techniques presented here will produce consistent results between laboratory and simulation, and present the first description of the performance of the new DES instrument in the literature.

Collinson, Glyn A. [Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20071 (United States); Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey (United Kingdom); Dorelli, John C.; Moore, Thomas E.; Pollock, Craig; Mariano, Al; Shappirio, Mark D.; Adrian, Mark L. [Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20071 (United States); Avanov, Levon A. [Innovim, 7501 Greenway Center Drive, Maryland Trade Center III, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 (United States); Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20071 (United States); Lewis, Gethyn R.; Kataria, Dhiren O.; Bedington, Robert; Owen, Christopher J.; Walsh, Andrew P. [Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey (United Kingdom); Arridge, Chris S. [Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey (United Kingdom); The Centre for Planetary Sciences, UCL/Birkbeck (United Kingdom); Chornay, Dennis J. [University of Maryland, 7403 Hopkins Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740 (United States); Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20071 (United States); Gliese, Ulrik [SGT, Inc., 7515 Mission Drive, Suite 30, Lanham, Maryland 20706 (United States); Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20071 (United States); Barrie, Alexander C. [Millennium Engineering and Integration, 2231 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Virginia 22202 (United States); Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20071 (United States); Tucker, Corey [Global Science and Technology Inc., 7855 Walker Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 (United States); Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20071 (United States)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

217

Immobilization of Fast Reactor First Cycle Raffinate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the results of work to bring forward the timing for the immobilization of first cycle raffinate from reprocessing fuel from the Dounreay Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR). First cycle raffinate is the liquor which contains > 99% of the fission products separated from spent fuel during reprocessing. Approximately 203 m3 of raffinate from the reprocessing of PFR fuel is held in four tanks at the UKAEA's site at Dounreay, Scotland. Two methods of immobilization of this high level waste (HLW) have been considered: vitrification and cementation. Vitrification is the standard industry practice for the immobilization of first cycle raffinate, and many papers have been presented on this technique elsewhere. However, cementation is potentially feasible for immobilizing first cycle raffinate because the heat output is an order of magnitude lower than typical HLW from commercial reprocessing operations such as that at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, England. In fact, it falls within the upper end of the UK definition of intermediate level waste (ILW). Although the decision on which immobilization technique will be employed has yet to be made, initial development work has been undertaken to identify a suitable cementation formulation using inactive simulant of the raffinate. An approach has been made to the waste disposal company Nirex to consider the disposability of the cemented product material. The paper concentrates on the process development work that is being undertaken on cementation to inform the decision making process for selection of the immobilization method.

Langley, K. F.; Partridge, B. A.; Wise, M.

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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From Construction to Making Homes More Livable | Department of Energy  

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From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable July 21, 2010 - 3:14pm Addthis Barry Moir has seen the ebb and flow of the construction business. After working nine years in museum construction, he lost his job and started the challenging process of finding work. With a background that also included rehabilitating homes, Moir found an opportunity as a building performance specialist with weatherization service provider ACTION, Inc., in Gloucester, Mass. Compared to his previous work, Moir says, "[ACTION] is much more satisfying. We can do a much more thorough job where we don't have to leave things undone due to funding." Moir was one of two new hires with the nonprofit which has weatherized than 230 homes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In total,

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Power Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to  

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Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to America's Progress Power Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to America's Progress March 16, 2012 - 9:00am Addthis Lauren Azar Senior Advisor to Secretary Chu Most Americans have never heard of the Department of Energy's Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), but these four organizations are a crucial part of the country's electricity infrastructure - past, present and future. Starting with the Bonneville Power Administration in 1937, Congress established the Power Marketing Administrations to distribute and sell electricity from a network of more than 130 federally built hydroelectric dams, including the Hoover Dam, the Columbia River dams, and others throughout the United States. While the PMAs -- which also include the

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From Construction to Making Homes More Livable | Department of Energy  

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From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable July 21, 2010 - 3:14pm Addthis Barry Moir has seen the ebb and flow of the construction business. After working nine years in museum construction, he lost his job and started the challenging process of finding work. With a background that also included rehabilitating homes, Moir found an opportunity as a building performance specialist with weatherization service provider ACTION, Inc., in Gloucester, Mass. Compared to his previous work, Moir says, "[ACTION] is much more satisfying. We can do a much more thorough job where we don't have to leave things undone due to funding." Moir was one of two new hires with the nonprofit which has weatherized than 230 homes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In total,

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All-sky astrophysical component separation with Fast Independent Component Analysis (FastICA  

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We present a new, fast, algorithm for the separation of astrophysical components superposed in maps of the sky. The algorithm, based on the Independent Component Analysis (ICA) technique, is aimed at recovering both the spatial pattern and the frequency scalings of the emissions from statistically independent astrophysical processes, present along the line-of-sight, from multi-frequency observations, without any a priori assumption on properties of the components to be separated, except that all of them, but at most one, must have non-Gaussian distributions. The analysis starts from very simple toy-models of the sky emission in order to assess the quality of the reconstruction when inputs are well known and controlled. In particular we study the dependence of the results of separation conducted on and off the Galactic plane independently, showing that optimal separation is achieved for sky regions where components are smoothly distributed. Then we move to more realistic applications on simulated observations of the microwave sky with angular resolution and instrumental noise at the mean nominal

D. Maino; A. Farusi; C. Baccigalupi; F. Perrotta; L. Bedini

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor plant maintenance and equipment design  

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This paper provides a summary of maintenance equipment considerations and actual plant handling experiences from operation of a sodium-cooled reactor, the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). Equipment areas relating to design, repair techniques, in-cell handling, logistics and facility services are discussed. Plant design must make provisions for handling and replacement of components within containment or allow for transport to an ex-containment area for repair. The modular cask assemblies and transporter systems developed for FFTF can service major plant components as well as smaller units. The plant and equipment designs for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) plant have been patterned after successful FFTF equipment.

Swannack, D.L.

1982-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of making a functionally graded material  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gelcasting method of making an internally graded article includes the steps of: preparing at least two slurries, each of the slurries including a different gelcastable powder suspended in a gelcasting solution, the slurries characterized by having comparable shrinkage upon drying and sintering thereof; casting the slurries into a mold having a selected shape, wherein relative proportions of the slurries is varied in at least one direction within the selected shape; gelling the slurries to form a solid gel while preserving the variation in relative proportions of the slurries; drying the gel to form a dried green body; and sintering the dry green body to form a solid object, at least one property thereof varying because of the variation in relative proportions of the starting slurries. A gelcasting method of making an internally graded article alternatively includes the steps of: preparing a slurry including a least two different phases suspended in a gelcasting solution, the phases characterized by having different settling characteristics; casting the slurry into a mold having a selected shape; allowing the slurry to stand for a sufficient period of time to permit desired gravitational fractionation in order to achieve a vertical compositional gradient in the molded slurry; gelling the slurry to form a solid gel while preserving the vertical compositional gradient in the molded slurry; drying the gel to form a dried green body; and sintering the dry green body to form a solid object, at least one property thereof varying along the vertical direction because of the compositional gradient in the molded slurry.

Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Menchhofer, Paul A. (Clinton, TN); Walls, Claudia A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Team Germany: Starting a Solar Revolution  

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surPLUShome at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 with Silo House and the Washington Monument in the background. surPLUShome at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 with Silo House and the Washington Monument in the background. Enlarge image Team Germany's surPLUShome took first place in Solar Decathlon 2009. It is now permanently placed on the Technische Universität Darmstadt campus. (Credit: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Who: Team Germany What: surPLUShome Where: Technische Universität Darmstadt El-Lissitzky-Str. 3 64287 Darmstadt, Deutschland Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2009 Team Germany: Starting a Solar Revolution In June 2010, Team Germany's surPLUShome returned to the Technische Universität Darmstadt campus for permanent placement next to Solarhouse, from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007. As part of the

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Low-level liquid waste treatment system start-up  

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Following removal of Cs-137 by ion exchange in the Supernatant Treatment System immediately upstream, the radioactive liquid waste is volume-reduced by evaporation. Trace amounts of Cs-137 in the resulting distillate are removed by ion exchange, then the distillate is discharged to the existing plant water treatment system. The concentrated product, 37 to 41 percent solids (by weight), is encapsulated in cement, producing a stable low-level waste form. This report provides a summary of work performed to test the Liquid Waste Treatment System following construction turnover and prior to radioactive operation. All mechanical and electrical components, piping, valves, pumps, tanks, controls, and instrumentation required to operate the system were tested; first with water, then with simulated waste. Subsystems (individual tanks, pumps, and control loops) were tested individually, then as a complete system. Finally, the system began a controlled start-up phase, which included the first four months of radioactive operation. Components were tested for operability then for performance data to verify the system`s ability to produce an acceptable waste form at design feed rates.

Baker, M.N.; Gessner, R.F.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GNU MakeGNU Make A Program for Directing Recompilation GNU make Version 3.77.  

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GNU make conforms to section 6.2 of IEEE Standard 1003.2-1992 (POSIX.2). Our examples show C programs, since they are most common, but you can use make with any programming language whose compiler can be run with a shell command. Indeed, make is not limited to programs. You can use it to describe any task where some files must be updated automatically from others whenever the others change. To prepare to use make, you must write a file called the makefile that describes the relationships among files in your program and provides commands for updating each file. In a program, typically, the executable file is updated from object files, which are in turn made by compiling source files. Once a suitable makefile exists, each time you change some source files, this simple shell command: make suffices to perform all necessary recompilations. The make program uses the makefile data base and the last-modification times of the files to decide which of the files need to be updated. For each of those files, it issues the commands recorded in the data base.

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1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modulated active charge exchange fast ion diagnostic for the C-2 field-reversed configuration experiment  

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A diagnostic technique for measuring the fast-ion energy distribution in a field-reversed configuration plasma was developed and tested on the C-2 experiment. A deuterium neutral beam modulated at 22 kHz is injected into the plasma, producing a localized charge-exchange target for the confined fast protons. The escaping fast neutrals are detected by a neutral particle analyzer. The target beam transverse size ({approx}15 cm) defines the spatial resolution of the method. The equivalent current density of the target beam is {density ({approx}6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} cm{sup -3}) that highly exceeds the background neutral density in the core of C-2. The deuterium fast-ions due to the target beam (E{approx}27 keV), are not confined in C-2 and thus make a negligible contribution to the measured signals.

Korepanov, S.; Smirnov, A.; Clary, R.; Dettrick, S. [Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States); Deichuli, P.; Kondakov, A.; Murakhtin, S. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Progress | Department of Energy  

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Making Progress Making Progress Making Progress September 17, 2010 - 10:56pm Addthis Former Under Secretary Koonin Former Under Secretary Koonin Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science I spoke yesterday to the newly reconstituted Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) -- a group of distinguished science and policy leaders who advise the Secretary and Department leadership. My remarks described efforts to better focus Department of Energy's technical talents on our energy challenges. Since we scientists work best by directly defining and dealing with the problems we tackle, SEAB's advice to us is much more valuable than its praise. I therefore offered a candid assessment of both the progress we've made and the obstacles we are facing. A lively

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Making Progress | Department of Energy  

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Making Progress Making Progress Making Progress September 17, 2010 - 10:56pm Addthis Former Under Secretary Koonin Former Under Secretary Koonin Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science I spoke yesterday to the newly reconstituted Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) -- a group of distinguished science and policy leaders who advise the Secretary and Department leadership. My remarks described efforts to better focus Department of Energy's technical talents on our energy challenges. Since we scientists work best by directly defining and dealing with the problems we tackle, SEAB's advice to us is much more valuable than its praise. I therefore offered a candid assessment of both the progress we've made and the obstacles we are facing. A lively

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Helping make the holidays happier  

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Helping Make The Holidays Happier Helping Make The Holidays Happier Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Helping make the holidays happier This year's LANL food drive collected enough donations to provide 11,600 meals for those in need. January 1, 2013 dummy image Read our archives Contacts Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email The contributions by employees included 164 turkeys that added up to a total of 8,700 pounds of food. This year's LANL food drive collected enough donations to provide 11,600 meals for those in need. The contributions by Lab employees and contractors included 164 turkeys that added up to a total of 8,700 pounds of food. The Laboratory employees' and contractors' food donations were distributed

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Advanced hydrogen/methanol utilization technology demonstration. Phase II: Hydrogen cold start of a methanol vehicle  

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This is the Phase 11 Final Report on NREL Subcontract No. XR-2-11175-1 {open_quotes}Advanced Hydrogen/Methane Utilization Demonstration{close_quotes} between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Alternative Fuels Utilization Program, Golden, Colorado and Hydrogen Consultants, Inc. (HCI), Littleton, Colorado. Mr. Chris Colucci was NREL`s Technical Monitor. Colorado State University`s (CSU) Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory was HCI`s subcontractor. Some of the vehicle test work was carried out at the National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety (NCVECS) at CSU. The collaboration of the Colorado School of Mines is also gratefully acknowledged. Hydrogen is unique among alternative fuels in its ability to burn over a wide range of mixtures in air with no carbon-related combustion products. Hydrogen also has the ability to burn on a catalyst, starting from room temperature. Hydrogen can be made from a variety of renewable energy resources and is expected to become a widely used energy carrier in the sustainable energy system of the future. One way to make a start toward widespread use of hydrogen in the energy system is to use it sparingly with other alternative fuels. The Phase I work showed that strong affects could be achieved with dilute concentrations of hydrogen in methane (11). Reductions in emissions greater than the proportion of hydrogen in the fuel provide a form of leverage to stimulate the early introduction of hydrogen. Per energy unit or per dollar of hydrogen, a greater benefit is derived than simply displacing fossil-fueled vehicles with pure hydrogen vehicles.

NONE

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fast directional continuous spherical wavelet transform  

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A fast algorithm for Antoine and Vandergheynst's (1998) directional continuous spherical wavelet transform (CSWT) is presented. Computational requirements are reduced by a factor of O(\\sqrt{N}), when N is the number of pixels on the sphere. The spherical Mexican hat wavelet Gaussianity analysis of the WMAP 1-year data performed by Vielva et al. (2003) is reproduced and confirmed using the fast CSWT. The proposed extension to directional analysis is inherently afforded by the fast CSWT algorithm.

J. D. McEwen; M. P. Hobson; A. N. Lasenby; D. J. Mortlock

2004-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY DISTRIBUTION OF FAST NEUTRON BEAM  

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Experimental techniques are described for the spectral measurement of a collimated fast-neutron beam. A H/sub 2-/ filled cloud chamber, proton-recording nuclear plates, and threshold fission foils were used as neutron detectors in the measurements. As an application of these techniques, the energy distribution and absolute flux of the fast neutron beam emerging from the Los Alamos fast reactor was measured from 0.1 to 18 Mev. (D.E.B.)

Nereson, N.; Allison, E.; Carlson, J.; Norwood, P.; Squires, D.

1951-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Multi-Objective Algorithmic Design Co-Exploration for FPGA-based Accelerators  

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The reconfigurability of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) makes them an attractive platform for accelerating algorithms. Accelerating a particular algorithm is a challenging task as the large number of possible algorithmic and hardware design parameters ... Keywords: design space exploration, fast multi-objective optimization, algorithmic design co-exploration, FPGA accelerators

Kumud Nepal; Onur Ulusel; R. Iris Bahar; Sherief Reda

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FOAM:The Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model  

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Models Performance User Resources Publications History Developer's Page FOAM The Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model cup2.jpeg (48474 bytes) Image made by Johan Kellum with Vis5D...

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Fast Corn Grading System Verification and Modification.  

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??A fast corn grading system can replace the traditional method in unofficial corn grading locations. The initial design of the system proved that it can (more)

Smith, Leanna Marie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Fast Conversion Algorithms for Orthogonal Polynomials - Computer ...  

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Nov 13, 2008 ... a known conversion algorithm from an arbitrary orthogonal basis to the ... Fast algorithms, transposed algorithms, basis conversion, orthogonal.

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Turning Big Data into fast data  

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magazine Latest Issue:April 2013 All Issues submit Turning Big Data into fast data for nuclear weapons simulations at the exascale Solving the roadblock for tomorrow's exascale...

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THE MATERIALS OF FAST BREEDER REACTORS  

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jet aircraft engines, and nuclear reactor fuel elements. Ancomponents of a nuclear reactor core are susceptible tothe nuclear physics of the thermal and fast neutron reactors

Olander, Donald R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotor for centrifugal fast analyzers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is an improved photometric analyzer of the rotary cuvette type, the analyzer incorporating a multicuvette rotor of novel design. The rotor (a) is leaktight, (b) permits operation in the 90/sup 0/ and 180/sup 0/ excitation modes, (c) is compatible with extensively used Centrifugal Fast Analyzers, and (d) can be used thousands of times. The rotor includes an assembly comprising a top plate, a bottom plate, and a central plate, the rim of the central plate being formed with circumferentially spaced indentations. A uv-transmitting ring is sealably affixed to the indented rim to define with the indentations an array of cuvettes. The ring serves both as a sealing means and an end window for the cuvettes.

Lee, N.E.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotor for centrifugal fast analyzers  

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The invention is an improved photometric analyzer of the rotary cuvette type, the analyzer incorporating a multicuvette rotor of novel design. The rotor (a) is leaktight, (b) permits operation in the 90.degree. and 180.degree. excitation modes, (c) is compatible with extensively used Centrifugal Fast Analyzers, and (d) can be used thousands of times. The rotor includes an assembly comprising a top plate, a bottom plate, and a central plate, the rim of the central plate being formed with circumferentially spaced indentations. A UV-transmitting ring is sealably affixed to the indented rim to define with the indentations an array of cuvettes. The ring serves both as a sealing means and an end window for the cuvettes.

Lee, Norman E. (Knoxville, TN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On fast reactor kinetics studies  

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The results and the program of fast reactor core time and space kinetics experiments performed and planned to be performed at the IPPE critical facility is presented. The TIMER code was taken as computation support of the experimental work, which allows transient equations to be solved in 3-D geometry with multi-group diffusion approximation. The number of delayed neutron groups varies from 6 to 8. The code implements the solution of both transient neutron transfer problems: a direct one, where neutron flux density and its derivatives, such as reactor power, etc, are determined at each time step, and an inverse one for the point kinetics equation form, where such a parameter as reactivity is determined with a well-known reactor power time variation function. (authors)

Seleznev, E. F.; Belov, A. A. [Nuclear Safety Inst. of the Russian Academy of Sciences IBRAE (Russian Federation); Matveenko, I. P.; Zhukov, A. M.; Raskach, K. F. [Inst. for Physics and Power Engineering IPPE (Russian Federation)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Directional Detection of Fast Neutrons Using a Time Projection Chamber  

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Spontaneous fission in Special Nuclear Material (SNM) such as plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) results in the emission of neutrons with energies in the MeV range (hereafter 'fast neutrons'). These fast neutrons are largely unaffected by the few centimeters of intervening high-Z material that would suffice for attenuating most emitted gamma rays, while tens of centimeters of hydrogenous materials are required to achieve substantial attenuation of neutron fluxes from SNM. Neutron detectors are therefore an important complement to gamma-ray detectors in SNM search and monitoring applications. The rate at which SNM emits fast neutrons varies from about 2 per kilogram per second for typical HEU to some 60,000 per kilogram per second for metallic weapons grade plutonium. These rates can be compared with typical sea-level (cosmogenic) neutron backgrounds of roughly 5 per second per square meter per steradian in the relevant energy range [1]. The fact that the backgrounds are largely isotropic makes directional neutron detection especially attractive for SNM detection. The ability to detect, localize, and ultimately identify fast neutron sources at standoff will ultimately be limited by this background rate. Fast neutrons are particularly well suited to standoff detection and localization of SNM or other fast neutrons sources. Fast neutrons have attenuation lengths of about 60 meters in air, and retain considerable information about their source direction even after one or two scatters. Knowledge of the incoming direction of a fast neutron, from SNM or otherwise, has the potential to significantly improve signal to background in a variety of applications, since the background arriving from any one direction is a small fraction of the total background. Imaging or directional information therefore allows for source detection at a larger standoff distance or with shorter dwell times compared to nondirectional detectors, provided high detection efficiency can be maintained. Directional detection of neutrons has been previously considered for applications such as controlled fusion neutron imaging [2], nuclear fuel safety research [3], imaging of solar neutrons and SNM [4], and in nuclear science [5]. The use of scintillating crystals and fibers has been proposed for directional neutron detection [6]. Recently, a neutron scatter camera has been designed, constructed, and tested for imaging of fast neutrons, characteristic for SNM material fission [7]. The neutron scatter camera relies on the measurement of the proton recoil angle and proton energy by time of flight between two segmented solid-state detectors. A single-measurement result from the neutron scatter camera is a ring containing the possible incident neutron direction. Here we describe the development and commissioning of a directional neutron detection system based on a time projection chamber (TPC) detector. The TPC, which has been widely used in particle and nuclear physics research for several decades, provides a convenient means of measuring the full 3D trajectory, specific ionization (i.e particle type) and energy of charged particles. For this application, we observe recoil protons produced by fast neutron scatters on protons in hydrogen or methane gas. Gas pressures of a few ATM provide reasonable neutron interaction/scattering rates.

Bowden, N; Heffner, M; Carosi, G; Carter, D; Foxe, M; Jovanovic, I

2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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LZfuzz: a fast compression-based fuzzer for poorly  

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Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes. From a refrigerator magnet. Real-world infrastructure offers many scenarios where protocols (and other details) are not released due to being considered too sensitive or for other reasons. This situation makes it hard to apply fuzzing techniques to test their security and reliability, since their full documentation is only available to their developers, and domain developer expertise does not necessarily intersect with fuzz-testing expertise (nor deployment responsibility). State-of-the-art fuzzing techniques, however, work best when protocol specifications are available. Still, operators whose networks include equipment communicating via proprietary protocols should be able to reap the benefits of fuzz-testing them. In particular, administrators should be able to test proprietary protocols in the absence of end-to-end application-level encryption to understand whether they

Documented Protocols; Sergey Bratus Axel Hansen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Making Global Illumination User Friendly  

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Making Global Illumination User Friendly Making Global Illumination User Friendly Title Making Global Illumination User Friendly Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBL-37860 Year of Publication 1995 Authors Ward, Gregory J. Conference Name 6th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering Date Published 06/1995 Conference Location Dublin, Ireland Call Number LBL-37860 Abstract Global illumination researchers tend to think in terms of mesh density and sampling frequency, and their software reflects this in its user interface. Advanced rendering systems are rife with long command lines and parameters for tuning the sample densities, thresholds and other algorithm-specific variables, and the novice user is quickly lost in a sea of possibilities. This paper details a successful effort of making one such global illumination system usable by people who understand their problems, even if they do not understand the methods needed to solve them, through an assisted oracle approach. A single program is introduced to map a small set of intuitive control variables to the rendering commands and parameter settings needed to produce the desired output in a reasonable time. This new executive program then serves as the basis for a graphical user interface that is both friendly in its appearance and reliable in its performance. Finally, we conclude with some future directions for improving this interface.

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Why Onion-Like Carbons Make High-Energy Supercapacitors  

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Why Onion-Like Why Onion-Like Carbons Make High-Energy Supercapacitors Why Onion-Like Carbons Make High-Energy Supercapacitors Simulations explain experimental results for electrical storage devices June 1, 2012 JiangCummingsCoverLarge.gif Capacitance and geometry effects revealed by molecular dynamics simulations. The OLC and the ionic liquid that were the basis of the simulation are shown in the lower left. (Guang Feng, De-en Jiang, Peter T. Cummings, © ACS Publications) The two most important electrical storage technologies are batteries and capacitors. Batteries can store a lot of energy, but have slow charge and discharge rates. Capacitors generally store less energy but have very fast (nearly instant) charge and discharge rates, and last longer than rechargeable batteries. Developing technologies that combine the optimal

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Colorado Start-Up Awarded First 'America's Next Top Energy Innovator...  

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Start-Up Awarded First 'America's Next Top Energy Innovator' Agreement Colorado Start-Up Awarded First 'America's Next Top Energy Innovator' Agreement May 20, 2011 - 5:42pm Addthis...

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The Spectroscopic Footprint of the Fast Solar Wind  

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We analyze a large, complex equatorial coronal hole (ECH) and its immediate surroundings with a focus on the roots of the fast solar wind. We start by demonstrating that our ECH is indeed a source of the fast solar wind at 1AU by examining in situ plasma measurements in conjunction with recently developed measures of magnetic conditions of the photosphere, inner heliosphere and the mapping of the solar wind source region. We focus the bulk of our analysis on interpreting the thermal and spatial dependence of the non-thermal line widths in the ECH as measured by SOHO/SUMER by placing the measurements in context with recent studies of ubiquitous Alfven waves in the solar atmosphere and line profile asymmetries (indicative of episodic heating and mass loading of the coronal plasma) that originate in the strong, unipolar magnetic flux concentrations that comprise the supergranular network. The results presented in this paper are consistent with a picture where a significant portion of the energy responsible for t...

McIntosh, Scott W; De Pontieu, Bart

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast-Tracking Drivetrain Electrification  

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Battery Battery Charger 10kWhr JCS Li-ion liquid cooled battery 75 kW liquid cooled PM motor: rear drive Background The four main components used in drivetrain electrification are energy storage systems, power electronics, electric machines/gearboxes, and control systems. Argonne is actively pursuing increased performance and efficiency of these components along with reducing manufacturing costs. Cost reduction is addressed by reducing materials cost/quantity, reducing labor/processing steps, increasing performance for the same components, and optimizing efficiency for the same materials cost. Through the Road Parallel Hybrid (TTR) Due to power-split limitations, no PHEV exists that can complete a UDDS cycle without starting the engine. By creating an in-house PHEV development platform with an open control system, high-level vehicle control strategies,

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Integral Fast Reactor: A future source of nuclear energy  

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Argonne National Laboratory is developing a reactor concept that would be an important part of the worlds energy future. This report discusses the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) concept which provides significant improvements over current generation reactors in reactor safety, plant complexity, nuclear proliferation, and waste generation. Two major facilities, a reactor and a fuel cycle facility, make up the IFR concept. The reactor uses fast neutrons and metal fuel in a sodium coolant at atmospheric pressure that relies on laws of physics to keep it safe. The fuel cycle facility is a hot cell using remote handling techniques for fabricating reactor fuel. The fuel feed stock includes spent fuel from the reactor, and potentially, spent light water reactor fuel and plutonium from weapons. This paper discusses the unique features of the IFR concept and the differences the quality assurance program has from current commercial practices. The IFR concept provides an opportunity to design a quality assurance program that makes use of the best contemporary ideas on management and quality.

Southon, R.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fast Hardware Tracker for the ATLAS Trigger System  

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In hadron collider experiments, triggering the detector to store interesting events for offline analysis is a challenge due to the high rates and multiplicities of particles produced. Maintaining high trigger efficiency for the physics we are most interested in while at the same time suppressing high rate physics from inclusive QCD processes is a difficult but important problem. It is essential that the trigger system be flexible and robust, with sufficient redundancy and operating margin. Providing high quality track reconstruction over the full ATLAS detector by the start of processing at LVL2 is an important element to achieve these needs. As the instantaneous luminosity increases, the computational load on the LVL2 system will significantly increase due to the need for more sophisticated algorithms to suppress backgrounds. The Fast Tracker (FTK) is a proposed upgrade to the ATLAS trigger system. It is designed to enable early rejection of background events and thus leave more LVL2 execution time by moving track reconstruction into a hardware system that takes massively parallel processing to the extreme. The FTK system completes global track reconstruction with near offline resolution shortly after the start of LVL2 processing by rapidly finding and fitting tracks in the inner detector for events passing LVL1 using pattern recognition from a large, pre-computed bank of possible hit patterns. We describe the FTK system design and expected performance in the areas of b-tagging, {\\tau}-tagging, and lepton isolation which play and important role in the ATLAS physics program.

Mark S. Neubauer; for the ATLAS Collaboration

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

252

Advanced Safeguards Approaches for New Fast Reactors  

SciTech Connect

This third report in the series reviews possible safeguards approaches for new fast reactors in general, and the ABR in particular. Fast-neutron spectrum reactors have been used since the early 1960s on an experimental and developmental level, generally with fertile blanket fuels to breed nuclear fuel such as plutonium. Whether the reactor is designed to breed plutonium, or transmute and burn actinides depends mainly on the design of the reactor neutron reflector and the whether the blanket fuel is fertile or suitable for transmutation. However, the safeguards issues are very similar, since they pertain mainly to the receipt, shipment and storage of fresh and spent plutonium and actinide-bearing TRU-fuel. For these reasons, the design of existing fast reactors and details concerning how they have been safeguarded were studied in developing advanced safeguards approaches for the new fast reactors. In this regard, the design of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II EBR-II at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was of interest, because it was designed as a collocated fast reactor with a pyrometallurgical reprocessing and fuel fabrication line a design option being considered for the ABR. Similarly, the design of the Fast Flux Facility (FFTF) on the Hanford Site was studied, because it was a successful prototype fast reactor that ran for two decades to evaluate fuels and the design for commercial-scale fast reactors.

Durst, Philip C.; Therios, Ike; Bean, Robert; Dougan, A.; Boyer, Brian; Wallace, Rick L.; Ehinger, Michael H.; Kovacic, Don N.; Tolk, K.

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

253

FAST User's Guide - Updated August 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The FAST (Fatigue, Aerodynamics, Structures, and Turbulence) Code is a comprehensive aeroelastic simulator capable of predicting both the extreme and fatigue loads of two- and three-bladed horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs). This document covers the features of FAST and outlines its operating procedures.

Jonkman, J. M.; Buhl, M. L. Jr.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Corn Replant Decision-Making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Crappy stands of corn (aka less than desirable) occur somewhere in Indiana every year. The recent spate of cool, rainy days does not bode well for some corn fields planted during the days immediately preceding the onset of the rainy weather. Stands of corn in river bottoms may be destroyed outright by flood waters. Poorly drained soils where ponding has occurred for four or more days are vulnerable to seedling death. Eventual drying of saturated soils often leads to severe crusting that can restrict corn emergence and result in lower than desirable plant populations. Cool, wet soils are also conducive for seedling infection by certain soil-borne diseases. Unacceptable stand establishment in some of these fields may eventually require growers to make decisions about replanting. Deciding to replant a crappy stand of corn should be based on a number of criteria, but unfortunately the major influencing factor is often the emotion associated with looking out the kitchen window at the damaged field every morning or driving by the field every afternoon taking the kids to baseball practice. Make a wise decision about the merits of replanting a damaged field of corn requires more than emotions. In fact, I would rather that emotions be taken out of the equation entirely. Toward that end, I developed a replant decision-making worksheet that assists growers and farm managers in making that important replant decision. The worksheet allows you to determine the damaged fields current yield potential (if left untouched), its replant yield potential, and the dollar returns (if any) from replanting the field. The worksheet is included in a larger overall publication on corn replanting titled

R. L. (bob Nielsen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Mill study of the quality yield, and mechanical properties of plywood produced from fast-grown loblolly pine  

SciTech Connect

Veneers were cut from 37 fast-grown pines 20-25 year old and from 27 trees with average growth rates in East Texas. After drying, the veneer was used to make plywood panels with a variety of assembly criteria. The yield and grade of veneer were substantially less from the fast-grown trees with a large core of juvenile wood, than from the slower-grown trees of similar size. The greatest reduction was in veneer grade, with fast-grown trees yielding less than 1% of input volume as grade C or better, while control trees exceeded 20%. Plywood made from fast-grown trees had mechanical properties that were marginal for the species, especially in stiffness and MOE. Bending strength was reduced, but less so. It is concluded that use of fast-grown, short-rotation trees will preclude the production of higher grade panels.

MacPeak, M.D.; Burkhart, L.F.; Weldon, D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Fast repetition rate (FRR) flasher  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast repetition rate (FRR) flasher is described suitable for high flash photolysis including kinetic chemical and biological analysis. The flasher includes a power supply, a discharge capacitor operably connected to be charged by the power supply, and a flash lamp for producing a series of flashes in response to discharge of the discharge capacitor. A triggering circuit operably connected to the flash lamp initially ionizes the flash lamp. A current switch is operably connected between the flash lamp and the discharge capacitor. The current switch has at least one insulated gate bipolar transistor for switching current that is operable to initiate a controllable discharge of the discharge capacitor through the flash lamp. Control means connected to the current switch for controlling the rate of discharge of the discharge capacitor thereby to effectively keep the flash lamp in an ionized state between successive discharges of the discharge capacitor. Advantageously, the control means is operable to discharge the discharge capacitor at a rate greater than 10,000 Hz and even up to a rate greater than about 250,000 Hz. 14 figs.

Kolber, Z.; Falkowski, P.

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

257

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

About About Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use Right Now to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use Right Now on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use Right Now on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use Right Now on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use Right Now on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use Right Now on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ten Ways You Can Start to Cut Petroleum Use Right Now on AddThis.com...

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SunShot Initiative: Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW  

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Four Solar-Saving Strategies Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Four Solar-Saving Strategies Starting with WWW on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Competitive Awards Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar

259

MESA Makes It Real The  

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Microsystems & Engineering Microsystems & Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) MESA Makes It Real The Microsystems & Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) Complex represents the essential facilities and equipment to design, develop, manufacture, integrate, and qualify microsystems for national security needs that cannot or should not be made in industry- either because the low volumes required for these applications are not profitable for the private sector, or because of stringent security requirements for high-consequence systems. Microsystems extend the information processing capabilities of silicon integrated circuits to add functions such as sensing, actuation, and communication-all integrated within a single package. The MESA Complex integrates the scientific,

260

Simulation of human decision making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for computer emulation of human decision making defines a plurality of concepts related to a domain and a plurality of situations related to the domain, where each situation is a combination of at least two of the concepts. Each concept and situation is represented in the computer as an oscillator output, and each situation and concept oscillator output is distinguishable from all other oscillator outputs. Information is input to the computer representative of detected concepts, and the computer compares the detected concepts with the stored situations to determine if a situation has occurred.

Forsythe, J. Chris (Sandia Park, NM); Speed, Ann E. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Sabina E. (Albuquerque, NM); Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Does Mixing Make Residential Ventilation More Effective?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Does Mixing Make Residential Ventilation More Effective? Maxmanufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitutethe University of California. Does Mixing Make Residential

Sherman, Max

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program - Making A Difference...  

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

Emergency Preparedness Program - Making A Difference Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program - Making A Difference Overview of TEPP presentated by Tom Clawson. Transportation...

263

The use of simulation in decision making for the Kuparuk River field development  

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A multicomponent system of simulators has been used successfully for development decisions on the Kuparuk River field. This paper describes the field, the simulators chosen, and some decision examples. The system was found to be fast, flexible, and cost effective. A fast, cost-effective, and flexible system has been designed and used in making development planning decisions for a giant oilfield. Prestartup conceptual design decisions were made by using a multicomponent approach and relying heavily on a purpose-built field-development simulator. Acceptable degrees of confidence were realized by allowing technical assessments to be made between stages of simulation.

Clutterbuck, P.R.; Danee, S.E.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

METHOD OF MAKING FUEL BODIES  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent relates to a method of making a fuel compact having a matrix of carbon or graphite which carries the carbides of fissile material. A nuclear fuel material selected from the group including uranium and thorium carbides, silicides, and oxides is first mixed both with sufficient finely divided carbon to constitute a matrix in the final product and with a diffusional bonding material selected from the class consisting of zirconium, niobium, molybdenum, titanium, nickel, chromium, and silicon. The mixture is then heated at a temperature of 1500 to 1800 nif- C while maintaining it under a pressure of over about 2,000 pounds per square inch. Preferably, heating is accomplished by the electrical resistance of the compact itself. (AEC)

Goeddel, W.V.; Simnad, M.T.

1963-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

265

METHOD OF MAKING FUEL BODIES  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved method of making a fuel body containing carbon for reactors is described. Carbides of uranium and thorium having a particle size of from 100 to 500 microns are mixed with carbon having a particle size that will pass a 200 mesh screen but be retained by a 325 mesh screen, and 10 per cent by weight pitch. The mixture is heated to a temperature of about 700 to 900 deg C, at which point bonding is effected while maintaining it under mechanical pressure of over 3,000 pounds per square inch. The entire compact is heated to a uniform temperature during the process, preferably by electrical resistance of the compact itself. (AEC)

Goeddel, W.V.; Simnad, M.T.

1962-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

266

Fast Physics Project, Brookhaven National Laboratory, BNL  

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User Forum Report Problems FAQ Contact Us Other Links Can't View PDFs? FASTER (FAst-physics System TEstbed and Research) Project Brookhaven Climate Consortium The FASTER project...

267

Fast Encryption Algorithm Spectr-H64  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a fast hardware-oriented 64-bit block cipher SPECTR-H64 based on combination of the data-dependent permutations and data-dependent transformation of subkeys.

Nick D. Goots; Alexander A. Moldovyan; Nick A. Moldovyan

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

DOE Research and Development Accomplishments: Fast Facts  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

DOE R&D Accomplishments: Fast Facts (also on YouTube) Some links on this page may take you to non-federal websites. Their policies may differ from this site. U.S. Department of...

269

FastBit: Interactively Searching Massive Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As scientific instruments and computer simulations produce more and more data, the task of locating the essential information to gain insight becomes increasingly difficult. FastBit is an efficient software tool to address this challenge. In this article, we present a summary of the key underlying technologies, namely bitmap compression, encoding, and binning. Together these techniques enable FastBit to answer structured (SQL) queries orders of magnitude faster than popular database systems. To illustrate how FastBit is used in applications, we present three examples involving a high-energy physics experiment, a combustion simulation, and an accelerator simulation. In each case, FastBit significantly reduces the response time and enables interactive exploration on terabytes of data.

Wu, Kesheng; Ahern, Sean; Bethel, E. Wes; Chen, Jacqueline; Childs, Hank; Cormier-Michel, Estelle; Geddes, Cameron; Gu, Junmin; Hagen, Hans; Hamann, Bernd; Koegler, Wendy; Lauret, Jerome; Meredith, Jeremy; Messmer, Peter; Otoo, Ekow; Perevoztchikov, Victor; Poskanzer, Arthur; Prabhat,; Rubel, Oliver; Shoshani, Arie; Sim, Alexander; Stockinger, Kurt; Weber, Gunther; Zhang, Wei-Ming

2009-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

270

A Fast and Accurate Thermistor String  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fast thermistor string has been built to accommodate the scientific need to accurately monitor internal wave activity in shelf seas and above sloping bottoms in the ocean. The performance of the thermistors and their custom-designed ...

H. van Haren; R. Groenewegen; M. Laan; B. Koster

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Radial power flattening in sodium fast reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order to improve a new design for a uranium startup sodium cooled fast reactor which was proposed at MIT, this thesis evaluated radial power flattening by varying the fuel volume fraction at a fixed U-235 enrichment of ...

Krentz-Wee, Rebecca (Rebecca Elizabeth)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Relevance: The Fast Lane: Accelerator Kiosk  

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Relevance of the DVD "The Fast Lane: Accelerators at Fermilab" This DVD was published in early 2006. In mid-November 2009 the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland...

273

Fast library for number theory: an introduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss FLINT (Fast Library for Number Theory), a library to support computations in number theory, including highly optimised routines for polynomial arithmetic and linear algebra in exact rings.

William B. Hart

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Structural mechanics of fast spectrum nuclear reactor cores  

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mechanics of fast spectrum nuclear reactor cores A fast reactor core is composed of a closely packed hexagonal arrangement of fuel, control, blanket , and shielding assemblies....

275

Fast Automated Demand Response to Enable the Integration of Renewable...  

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Fast Automated Demand Response to Enable the Integration of Renewable Resources Title Fast Automated Demand Response to Enable the Integration of Renewable Resources Publication...

276

Colorado Start-Up Awarded First 'America's Next Top Energy Innovator'  

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

Start-Up Awarded First 'America's Next Top Energy Start-Up Awarded First 'America's Next Top Energy Innovator' Agreement Colorado Start-Up Awarded First 'America's Next Top Energy Innovator' Agreement May 20, 2011 - 5:42pm Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs While visiting the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, today, Vice President Biden announced that the Colorado-based start-up company U.S. e-Chromic LLC has signed the first agreement in the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge. The challenge, which started on May 2, allows start-up companies to apply for the Department of Energy's many thousand unlicensed patents for reduced cost and paperwork. Part of the Obama Administration's Startup America

277

Subfreezing Start/Stop Protocol for an Advanced Metallic Open-Flowfield Fuel Cell Stack  

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Subfreezing Start/Stop Protocol for an Advanced Subfreezing Start/Stop Protocol for an Advanced Subfreezing Start/Stop Protocol for an Advanced Subfreezing Start/Stop Protocol for an Advanced Subfreezing Start/Stop Protocol for an Advanced Metallic Open Metallic Open Metallic Open Metallic Open- - - -Flowfield Flowfield Flowfield Flowfield Fuel Cell Stack Fuel Cell Stack Fuel Cell Stack Fuel Cell Stack Presented at: US DOE New Projects Kickoff Meeting Washington, DC 13-14 February 2007 Alternative Energy Efficient Simple Clean Today Alternative Energy Efficient Simple Clean Today Objective Objective Objective Objective This project will demonstrate a PEM fuel cell stack that is able to perform and start up in subfreezing conditions, respecting allowed energy budget, and showing limited impact at extreme temperatures over multiple

278

Wisconsin Start-up Taps into Wind Supply Chain | Department of Energy  

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

Start-up Taps into Wind Supply Chain Start-up Taps into Wind Supply Chain Wisconsin Start-up Taps into Wind Supply Chain August 10, 2010 - 2:00pm Addthis Renewegy, LLC received a $525,000 Recovery Act loan to help start its smaller-scale wind turbine business. This fall, the company will begin production on its first batch of turbine systems. | Photo courtesy of Renewegy Renewegy, LLC received a $525,000 Recovery Act loan to help start its smaller-scale wind turbine business. This fall, the company will begin production on its first batch of turbine systems. | Photo courtesy of Renewegy Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE What are the key facts? Renewegy received $525,000 Recovery Act loan to start wind turbine business Business hired 16 people and projects at least three more by end of

279

Integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless fluorescent lamp  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless SEF fluorescent lamp includes a wire mesh amalgam support constructed to jointly optimize positions of a starting amalgam and a running amalgam in the lamp, thereby optimizing mercury vapor pressure in the lamp during both starting and steady-state operation in order to rapidly achieve and maintain high light output. The wire mesh amalgam support is constructed to support the starting amalgam toward one end thereof and the running amalgam toward the other end thereof, and the wire mesh is rolled for friction-fitting within the exhaust tube of the lamp. The positions of the starting and running amalgams on the wire mesh are jointly optimized such that high light output is achieved quickly and maintained, while avoiding any significant reduction in light output between starting and running operation.

Borowiec, Joseph Christopher (Schenectady, NY); Cocoma, John Paul (Clifton Park, NY); Roberts, Victor David (Burnt Hills, NY)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Characterization of Fast Reactor Irradiated Stainless Steels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the overall effort to understand the role of different material and environmental variables on irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) in light water reactor (LWR) components, the Cooperative IASCC Research (CIR-II) Program has conducted irradiation experiments in the BOR-60 fast reactor near Dimitrovgrad, Russia. This project was a continuation of research on characterization of microstructure and microchemistry of stainless steel heats irradiated in the BOR-60 fast reactor, do...

2008-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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281

U.S. Department Of Energy Commends Industry Consortia for Making Headway to  

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

Of Energy Commends Industry Consortia for Making Of Energy Commends Industry Consortia for Making Headway to Build Much-Needed, New Nuclear Reactors in U.S. U.S. Department Of Energy Commends Industry Consortia for Making Headway to Build Much-Needed, New Nuclear Reactors in U.S. October 30, 2007 - 4:21pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary Clay Sell today commended the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the NuStart Energy Development consortium (NuStart) for submission of its combined Construction and Operating License (COL) application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This application marks the second to the NRC in nearly 30 years to build a new nuclear reactor. Specifically, TVA's application seeks approval to build and operate two Westinghouse AP1000

282

A start-up scheme for Tory II-C during simplified boost trajectories  

SciTech Connect

This memorandum discusses TORY II-C reactor control and reactor kinetics during simplified boost trajectories. Reactor start-up, power excursions, and automated control systems are investigated.

Stubbs, T.

1963-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

283

Eagle Ford oil and natural gas well starts rose sharply in first ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

New well starts in the Eagle Ford region in Texas increased 110% from January through March 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, according to reporting and ...

284

DR. DAVID KAPLAN: All right. We're going to start the next ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... the cat brain. And that opened up a lot of different windows now that ... huge window of tools that you can start to use. ... all four lights flashing. ...

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

285

A warm-start approach for large-scale stochastic linear programs?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Aug 29, 2006 ... The reduced tree selection induces a function r : T ?TR that maps each ...... We applied our warm-start strategy to the capacity assignment...

286

Partial oxidation for improved cold starts in alcohol-fueled engines: Phase 2 topical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Alcohol fuels exhibit poor cold-start performance because of their low volatility. Neat alcohol engines become difficult, if not impossible, to start at temperatures close to or below freezing. Improvements in the cold-start performance (both time to start and emissions) are essential to capture the full benefits of alcohols as an alternative transportation fuel. The objective of this project was to develop a neat alcohol partial oxidation (POX) reforming technology to improve an alcohol engine`s ability to start at low temperatures (as low as {minus}30 C) and to reduce its cold-start emissions. The project emphasis was on fuel-grade ethanol (E95) but the technology can be easily extended to other alcohol fuels. Ultimately a compact, on-vehicle, ethanol POX reactor was developed as a fuel system component to produce a hydrogen-rich, fuel-gas mixture for cold starts. The POX reactor is an easily controllable combustion device that allows flexibility during engine startup even in the most extreme conditions. It is a small device that is mounted directly onto the engine intake manifold. The gaseous fuel products (or reformate) from the POX reactor exit the chamber and enter the intake manifold, either replacing or supplementing the standard ethanol fuel consumed during an engine start. The combustion of the reformate during startup can reduce engine start time and tail-pipe emissions.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Major_Projects_Quick_Starts_Jobs_Creation_Office_Clean_Coal.pdf...  

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

jectsQuickStartsJobsCreationOfficeCleanCoal.pdf More Documents & Publications DOE Transition Documents - 2008 Sustainable Coal Use Fossil Energy Today - Second Quarter, 2012...

288

On the Criticality Safety of Transuranic Sodium Fast Reactor Fuel Transport Casks  

SciTech Connect

This work addresses the neutronic performance and criticality safety issues of transport casks for fuel pertaining to low conversion ratio sodium cooled fast reactors, conventionally known as Advanced Burner Reactors. The criticality of a one, three, seven and 19-assembly cask capacity is presented. Both dry helium and flooded water filled casks are considered. No credit for fuel burnup or fission products was assumed. As many as possible of the conservatisms used in licensing light water reactor universal transport casks were incorporated into this SFR cask criticality design and analysis. It was found that at 7-assemblies or more, adding moderator to the SFR cask increases criticality margin. Also, removal of MAs from the fuel increases criticality margin of dry casks and takes a slight amount of margin away for wet casks. Assuming credit for borated fuel tube liners, this design analysis suggests that as many as 19 assemblies can be loaded in a cask if limited purely by criticality safety. If no credit for boron is assumed, the cask could possibly hold seven assemblies if low conversion ratio fast reactor grade fuel and not breeder reactor grade fuel is assumed. The analysis showed that there is a need for new cask designs for fast reactors spent fuel transportation. There is a potential of modifying existing transportation cask design as the starting point for fast reactor spent fuel transportation.

Samuel Bays; Ayodeji Alajo

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

METHOD OF MAKING TUNGSTEN FILAMENTS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of making tungsten filaments is described in which the tungsten is completely free of isotope impurities in the range of masses 234 to 245 for use in mass spectrometers. The filament comprises a tantalum core generally less than 1 mil in diameter having a coating of potassium-free tantalum-diffused tungsten molecularly bonded thereto. In the preferred process of manufacture a short, thin tantalum filament is first mounted between terminal posts mounted in insulated relation through a backing plate. The tungsten is most conveniently vapor plated onto the tantalum by a tungsten carbonyl vapor decomposition method having a critical step because of the tendency of the tantalum to volatilize at the temperature of operntion of the filament. The preferred recipe comprises volatilizing tantalum by resistance henting until the current drops by about 40%, cutting the voltage back to build up the tungsten, and then gradually building the temperature back up to balance the rate of tungsten deposition with the rate of tantalum volatilization. (AEC)

Frazer, J.W.

1962-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

290

The accuracy of fast phylogenetic methods for large datasets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Whole-genome phylogenetic studies require various sources of phylogenetic signals to produce an accurate picture of the evolutionary history of a group of genomes. In particular, sequence-based reconstruction will play an important role, especially in resolving more recent events. But using sequences at the level of whole genomes means working with very large amounts of datalarge numbers of sequencesas well as large phylogenetic distances, so that reconstruction methods must be both fast and robust as well as accurate. We study the accuracy, convergence rate, and speed of several fast reconstruction methods: neighbor-joining, Weighbor (a weighted version of neighbor-joining), greedy parsimony, and a new phylogenetic reconstruction method based on diskcovering and parsimony search (DCM-NJ+MP). Our study uses extensive simulations based on random birth-death trees, with controlled deviations from ultrametricity. We find that Weighbor, thanks to its sophisticated handling of probabilities, outperforms other methods for short sequences, while our new method is the best choice for sequence lengths above 100. For very large sequence lengths, all four methods have similar accuracy, so that the speed of neighbor-joining and greedy parsimony makes them the two methods of choice. 1

Luay Nakhleh; Bernard M. E; Moret Usman Roshan; Katherine St; John Jerry; Sun Tandy Warnow

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

A Fast Test to Diagnose Flu  

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People with flu-like symptoms who seek treatment at a medical clinic or hospital often must wait several hours before being examined, possibly exposing many people to an infectious virus. If a patient appears to need more than the routine fluids-and-rest prescription, effective diagnosis requires tests that must be sent to a laboratory. Hours or days may pass before results are available to the doctor, who in the meantime must make an educated guess about the patient's illness. The lengthy diagnostic process places a heavy burden on medical laboratories and can result in improper use of antibiotics or a costly hospital stay. A faster testing method may soon be available. An assay developed by a team of Livermore scientists can diagnose influenza and other respiratory viruses in about two hours once a sample has been taken. Unlike other systems that operate this quickly, the new device, called FluIDx (and pronounced ''fluidics''), can differentiate five types of respiratory viruses, including influenza. FluIDx can analyze samples at the point of patient care--in hospital emergency departments and clinics--allowing medical providers to quickly determine how best to treat a patient, saving time and potentially thousands of dollars per patient. The FluIDx project, which is led by Livermore chemist Mary McBride of the Physics and Advanced Technologies Directorate, received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program. To test the system and make it as useful as possible, the team worked closely with the Emergency Department staff at the University of California (UC) at Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Flu kills more than 35,000 people every year in the US. The 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome and the ongoing concern about a possible bird flu pandemic show the need for a fast, reliable test that can differentiate seasonal flu from a potentially pandemic influenza. Such a test should also discriminate influenza from pathogens that cause illnesses with flu-like symptoms. When a precise diagnosis is required to treat an adult patient with serious respiratory symptoms, sample cells are usually obtained with a nasal or throat swab and analyzed with one of several laboratory methods. The gold standard test is viral culturing, a highly sensitive method that can identify the specific strain of virus. However, viral culturing is a labor-intensive process and requires 3-10 days to produce results, too long for early intervention. Enzyme and optical immunoassays offer results in 30 minutes, but these methods are less sensitive than viral culturing so they can produce false positives or negatives. They also cannot distinguish the type of virus found. Direct immunofluorescence antibody (DFA) staining is as sensitive as viral culturing. It also can detect multiple respiratory pathogens simultaneously by a process known as multiplexing. However, DFA staining requires expensive equipment, a skilled microscopist, and samples with enough target cells for testing. In addition, the results are ultimately subjective. Another method, called reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction assay, offers sensitivity and specificity comparable to viral culturing and DFA staining. It also produces results in two hours and can rapidly test a large number of samples. The drawback with these tests, however, is that they must be performed in a laboratory. None of them can be used where they are needed most: in the clinic or emergency department where patients are being treated. Livermore's FluIDx diagnostic system, with its instrumentation and multiplexed assays, is designed specifically for point-of-care diagnosis. The fast, easy-to-use system is based on the Autonomous Pathogen Detection System, a homeland security technology developed by LLNL. This R&D 100 Award-winning technology constantly monitors the air to detect airborne bioterrorism agents, such as anthrax. FluIDx is an integrated system designed to p

Hazi, A U

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Performance evaluation of quick-start TCP with a Linux kernel implementation  

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Quick-Start is an experimental extension of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that uses explicit router feedback to speed up best effort data transfers. With Quick-Start, TCP endpoints can request permission from the routers along the path to send ...

Michael Scharf; Haiko Strotbek

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructing a market domain model for start-up software technology companies: A case study  

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The market for a complex technology product is sometimes called reference business because references are emphasized by corporate customers. A first customer reference is especially important for a start-up technology company attempting to enter the ... Keywords: First reference customer, High technology markets, M13 - New Firms, M31 - Marketing, Start-up software company, Startups

Jari Ruokolainen; Markus M. Mkel

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fast new method for measuring hard-to-diagnose 3D plasmas in fusion  

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A fast new method for measuring hard-to-diagnose 3D plasmas in fusion A fast new method for measuring hard-to-diagnose 3D plasmas in fusion facilities By John Greenwald March 12, 2013 Tweet Widget Facebook Like Google Plus One A simulated plasma in the Large Helical Device showing the thin blue saddle coils that researchers used to make diagnostic measurements with the new computer code. (Photo by Graphic by Sam Lazerson) A simulated plasma in the Large Helical Device showing the thin blue saddle coils that researchers used to make diagnostic measurements with the new computer code. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) in Japan have developed a rapid method for meeting a key challenge for fusion science. The challenge has been to simulate the diagnostic measurement of

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DOE Announces Webinars on Kick-Starting an Energy Management Program,  

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Kick-Starting an Energy Management Kick-Starting an Energy Management Program, SunShot Incubator Projects, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Kick-Starting an Energy Management Program, SunShot Incubator Projects, and More December 20, 2013 - 8:58am Addthis EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars January 7: Live Webinar on Kick-starting Your Energy Management Program Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Better Buildings Initiative The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Kick-Starting

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A Fast Feedback System for CEBAF  

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A fast feedback system based on concepts of modern control theory has been implemented in the CEBAF Control System to stabilize various machine parameters. The continuous wave operation of CEBAF requires that parameters such as beam energy and position are stabilized against fast fluctuations. The beam energy must be stabilized against fast gradient and phase fluctuations in the RF accelerating system. This fast feedback system currently operates at 60 Hz rate and is integrated with EPICS. The mathematical model of the system for various feedback loops is expressed in state space formalism. The design of control law and simulation of closed-loop system response is performed using Matlab and Simulink . This paper describes the process of designing control algorithms, implementation of the fast feedback system and operational experience with this system at CEBAF. The performance of this feedback system, while operating at much higher rates with high closed loop gain, can be enhanced by continually performing on-line identification of the system from the input and output data. System identification is the process of developing or improving an analytically derived mathematical representation of a physical system using experimental data. The current status of this feature is presented. I.

M. P. Chowdhary; G. A. Krafft; H. Shoaee; W. A. Watson

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid: Starting  

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the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the...

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Alaska START  

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Led by the DOE Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Denali Commission, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the...

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Getting Started  

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all relevant NAICS codes plus the following: Identify any unique products or services Number of years in business and any Small Business certifications Identify previous...

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Get Started  

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you can develop a plan to improve efficiency. A building upgrade manual, industrial energy guides, and other tools will help you hit the ground running. energystar.gov...

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MECHANICS AND NONLINEAR CONTROL: MAKING UNDERWATER VEHICLES  

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MECHANICS AND NONLINEAR CONTROL: MAKING UNDERWATER VEHICLES RIDE AND GLIDE Naomi Ehrich Leonard \\Lambda \\Lambda Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 naomi@princeton.edu Abstract: Methods from geometric mechanics and dynamical systems theory make

Leonard, Naomi

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SMILE Summer Teachers' Workshop 2007 Making Waves  

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. - Connect pans using duct tape and calking to make them water tight. - Add sand to one end to make a "beach scissors or tin snips* - Silicon caulking* - Water - Sand and/or small gravel - Stiff piece of plastic

Dever, Edward P.

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Emergency Management Decision Making during Severe Weather  

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Emergency managers make time-sensitive decisions in order to protect the public from threats including severe weather. Simulation and questionnaires were used to capture the decision-making process of emergency managers during severe weather ...

Leigh A. Baumgart; Ellen J. Bass; Brenda Philips; Kevin Kloesel

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Online Transactions More Secure and Convenient ...  

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... nstic@nist.gov. Making Online Transactions More Secure and Convenient, Animation Transcript. Back to video. A blue simplified ...

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NIST PHYSICISTS USE LIGHT TO MAKE ULTRASMALL ...  

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... NIST PHYSICISTS USE LIGHT TO MAKE ULTRASMALL NANOSTRUCTURES. ... These structures are essentially ``contact prints'' of a light wave. ...

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Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the ...  

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Taken from PL 109-13, MAKING EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Collision of fast highly charged ions in gas targets: ionization, recoil-ion production, and charge transfer  

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Electron-capture, ionization, and recoil-ion-production cross sections are measured and calculated for fast highly charged projectiles in hydrogen and rare-gas targets. Recoil-ion-production cross sections are found to be large; the low energy and high charge states of the recoil ions make them useful for subsequent collision studies.

Schalchter, A.S.; Berkner, K.H.; Beyer, H.F.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FAWN: a fast array of wimpy nodes  

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This paper presents a fast array of wimpy nodes---FAWN---an approach for achieving low-power data-intensive data-center computing. FAWN couples low-power processors to small amounts of local flash storage, balancing computation and I/O capabilities. ...

David G. Andersen; Jason Franklin; Michael Kaminsky; Amar Phanishayee; Lawrence Tan; Vijay Vasudevan

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Faraday Cup With High Bandwidth  

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A circuit card stripline Fast Faraday cup quantitatively measures the picosecond time structure of a charged particle beam. The stripline configuration maintains signal integrity, and stitching of the stripline increases the bandwidth. A calibration procedure ensures the measurement of the absolute charge and time structure of the charged particle beam.

Deibele, Craig E [Knoxville, TN

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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High power fast ramping power supplies  

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Hundred megawatt level fast ramping power converters to drive proton and heavy ion machines are under research and development at accelerator facilities in the world. This is a leading edge technology. There are several topologies to achieve this power level. Their advantages and related issues will be discussed.

Marneris,I.; Bajon, E.; Bonati, R.; Sandberg, J.; Roser, T.; Tsoupas, N.

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Molecular Solvation Energetics and Forces Computation  

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The total free energy of a molecule includes the classical molecular mechanical energy (which is understood as the free energy in vacuum) and the solvation energy, which is caused by the change of the environment of the molecule (solute) from vacuum ... Keywords: error analysis, fast summation, generalized Born, molecular surface

Chandrajit Bajaj; Wenqi Zhao

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FastForward 2.2: FastForward, Version 2.2  

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The FastForward, Version 2.2 (FastForward 2.2) software provides estimation of electricity forward prices, volatilities, and correlations with fuel prices and loads based on a multi-region structural model of the power system. FastForward 2.2 is a multi-region structural model that forecasts both spot and forward prices for electric power, on an hourly basis. The software can forecast prices for very long time horizons, exceeding 20 years as needed. The forecasting approach is to develop a detailed set o...

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines Stories of Discovery & Innovation Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines Enlarge Photo Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 900-MHz NMR spectrometer allows scientists to transcend previous limits in catalyst characterization. In addition [to new understanding of sulfur poisoning and thermal damage], I would like to acknowledge that the CRADA provided us with access to the other discoveries made at PNNL in the area of NOX storage component morphological mobility, which proved key to interpreting many features of these uniquely complex catalytic systems. Dr. John C. Wall Cummins Vice President and Chief Technical Officer 03.28.11 Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines Fundamental studies in catalysis enabled the use of efficient "lean-burn" engines

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Microsoft Word - START NDA Template 2-14-2013 - final version.docx  

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START Template approved 2/2013 START Template approved 2/2013 1 Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Proposal to U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program. To protect certain Protected Data and Proprietary Information, Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Management and Operating Contractor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Prime Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 for the U.S. Department of Energy (the DOE), located at 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401 and the following: ______________________________________ ; [Insert Applying Member (Tribe) name] ______________________________________ ; [Insert additional Member 1 name. In this and the following spaces, insert the name(s) of any developers

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Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six  

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Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/d/d1/LCCG Country: China, Indonesia, Poland, Mexico, South Africa, India Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, Southern Africa, Southern Asia References: Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries[1]

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Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET | Department of  

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Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET May 2, 2011 - 8:55am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs Throughout the weekend, 110 regional championship science bowl teams have competed round robin and double elimination matches to determine the top 2 middle school and top 3 high school teams in the country. Start watching the livestream below at 9:30 AM today to see the final championship matches of America's best science students in the 2011 National Science Bowl. A little after 12:30 PM, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu will speak at the award ceremony. (The stream works best in IE, Safari and Firefox browsers.)

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Effects of charge motion control during cold start of SI engines  

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An experimental study was conducted to investigate the effects of various intake charge motion control approaches on the cold start-up process of a port fuel injected SI engine. Engine experiments were performed to assess ...

Lee, Dongkun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why have gasoline prices risen since the start of the year ...  

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The average U.S. retail price for regular motor gasoline is up about 45 cents per gallon since the start of 2013, reaching $3.75 per gallon on February 18.

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Cool-down and frozen start-up behavior of a grooved water heat pipe  

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A grooved water heat pipe was tested to study its characteristics during the cool-down and start-up periods. The water heat pipe was cooled down from the ambient temperature to below the freezing temperature of water. During the cool-down, isothermal conditions were maintained at the evaporator and adiabatic sections until the working fluid was frozen. When water was frozen along the entire heat pipe, the heat pipe was rendered inactive. The start-up of the heat pipe from this state was investigated under several different operating conditions. The results show the existence of large temperature gradients between the evaporator and the condenser, and the moving of the melting front of the working fluid along the heat pipe. Successful start-up was achieved for some test cases using partial gravity assist. The start-up behavior depended largely on the operating conditions.

Jang, J.H.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical modeling and analysis of heat pipe start-up from the frozen state  

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The start-up process of a frozen heat pipe is described and a complete mathematical model for the start-up of the frozen heat pipe is developed based on the existing experimental data, which is simplified and solved numerically. The two-dimensional transient model for the wall and wick is coupled with the one-dimensional transient model for the vapor flow when vaporization and condensation occur at the interface. A parametric study is performed to examine the effect of the boundary specification at the surface of the outer wall on the successful start-up from the frozen state. For successful start-up, the boundary specification at the outer wall surface must melt the working substance in the condenser before dry-out takes place in the evaporator.

Jang, J.H.; Faghri, A. [Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH (United States); Chang, W.S.; Mahefkey, E.T. [Wright Research and Development Center, Wright-Patterson, OH (United States)

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - SmartSTART Energy Efficiency Loan...  

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Loan Program Rebate Amount not specified New Hampshire Electric Co-Op's SmartSTART (Savings Through Affordable Retrofit Technologies) Program is a no-money-down option to have...

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Effects of secondary air injection during cold start of SI engines  

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The paucity of exhaust oxygen during cold start of automobile SI engines limits the extent of exothermic chemical reactions in the exhaust port, manifold, and catalyst. The injection of air into the exhaust system therefore ...

Lee, Dongkun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Generation Maintenance Applications Center: Combined-Cycle Combustion-Turbine Static Starting System Maintenance Guide  

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This guide provides information to assist personnel involved with the maintenance of combustion-turbine static start systems, planning, predictive, and preventive maintenance techniques; failure mode information; and troubleshooting guidance.BackgroundAs the fleet of combustion turbines grows, it is critical for the starting systems to be understood and properly maintained in order to ensure the reliability of combustion-turbine generating units and the ...

2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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All-sky astrophysical component separation with Fast Independent Component Analysis (FastICA)  

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We present a new, fast, algorithm for the separation of astrophysical components superposed in maps of the sky, based on the fast Independent Component Analysis technique (FastICA). It allows to recover both the spatial pattern and the frequency scalings of the emissions from statistically independent astrophysical processes, present along the line-of-sight, from multi-frequency observations. We apply FastICA to simulated observations of the microwave sky with angular resolution and instrumental noise at the mean nominal levels for the Planck satellite, containing the most important known diffuse signals: the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Galactic synchrotron, dust and free-free emissions. A method for calibrating the reconstructed maps of each component at each frequency has been devised. The spatial pattern of all the components have been recovered on all scales probed by the instrument. In particular, the CMB angular power spectra is recovered at the percent level up to $\\ell_{max}\\simeq 2000$. Freque...

Maino, D; Baccigalupi, C; Perrotta, F; Banday, A J; Bedini, L; Burigana, C; Zotti, G D; Grski, K M; Salerno, E

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Documents: Program Planning and Decision Making  

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documents Program Planning and Decision Making PDF Icon Final Plan for the Conversion of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride 345 KB details PDF Icon Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride...

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Electrochemical device and process of making  

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A process of making an electrochemical device comprising providing a trilayer structure comprising an electrode/electrolyte/electrode and simultaneously sintering the trilayer structure.

Jacobson, Craig P. (Lafayette, CA); Visco, Steven J. (Berkeley, CA); De Jonghe, Lutgard C. (Lafayette, CA)

2004-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Nanotubes Make Simultaneous Temperature, Pressure ...  

ORNL 2010-G00384/jcn UT-B ID 200702020 Carbon Nanotubes Make Simultaneous Temperature, Pressure Sensors Possible Technology Summary Carbon nanotubes ...

328

Carbon nanohoops and methods of making  

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The present invention provides cycloparaphenylene compounds, their macrocyclic precursors, and methods for making the compounds. The cycloparaphenylene compounds can be used to prepare armchair carbon nanotubes.

Jasti, Ramesh; Bertozzi, Carolyn

2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Very Fast Losses of the Circulating LHC Beam, their Mitigation and Machine Protection  

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has a nominal energy of 362MJ stored in each of its two counter-rotating beams - over two orders of magnitude more than any previous accelerator and enough to melt 880kg of copper. Therefore, in case of abnormal conditions comprehensive machine protection systems extract the beams safely from the LHC within not more than three turns $\\approx$270$\\mu$s. The first years of LHC operation demonstrated a remarkable reliability of the major machine protection systems. However, they also showed that the LHC is vulnerable to losses of the circulating beams on very fast timescales, which are too fast to ensure an active protection. Very fast equipment failures, in particular of normal-conducting dipole magnets and the transverse damper can lead to such beam losses. Whereas these failures were already studied in the past, other unexpected beam loss mechanisms were observed after the LHC start-up: so-called (un)identified falling objects (UFOs), which are believed to be micrometer-sized m...

Baer, Tobias; Elsen, Eckhard

360

NREL: Wind Research - New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind  

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New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool January 3, 2014 The old and new versions of the FAST wind turbine modeling tool are represented in this illustration by boxes. The earlier version of FAST is represented by three boxes aligned in a column on the left side of the illustration. They contain the words AeroDyn, FAST, and Hydrodyn and represent the three modules that worked together to model aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and servo-elastics. Double ended arrows between the boxes indicate interaction between these modules. A large red arrow pointed from the three boxes to a large rectangle in the middle shows how this earlier software evolved into the new FAST Framework. The large rectangular box in the middle contains the words FAST Driver. Seven smaller boxes to the right of the FAST driver represent the new modules that feed into the driver.

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361

Ultra-fast framing camera tube  

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An electronic framing camera tube features focal plane image dissection and synchronized restoration of the dissected electron line images to form two-dimensional framed images. Ultra-fast framing is performed by first streaking a two-dimensional electron image across a narrow slit, thereby dissecting the two-dimensional electron image into sequential electron line images. The dissected electron line images are then restored into a framed image by a restorer deflector operated synchronously with the dissector deflector. The number of framed images on the tube's viewing screen is equal to the number of dissecting slits in the tube. The distinguishing features of this ultra-fast framing camera tube are the focal plane dissecting slits, and the synchronously-operated restorer deflector which restores the dissected electron line images into a two-dimensional framed image. The framing camera tube can produce image frames having high spatial resolution of optical events in the sub-100 picosecond range.

Kalibjian, Ralph (1051 Batavia Ave., Livermore, CA 94550)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Laser-plasma interactions for fast ignition  

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In the electron-driven fast-ignition approach to inertial confinement fusion, petawatt laser pulses are required to generate MeV electrons that deposit several tens of kilojoules in the compressed core of an imploded DT shell. We review recent progress in the understanding of intense laser plasma interactions (LPI) relevant to fast ignition. Increases in computational and modeling capabilities, as well as algorithmic developments have led to enhancement in our ability to perform multi-dimensional particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of LPI at relevant scales. We discuss the physics of the interaction in terms of laser absorption fraction, the laser-generated electron spectra, divergence, and their temporal evolution. Scaling with irradiation conditions such as laser intensity are considered, as well as the dependence on plasma parameters. Different numerical modeling approaches and configurations are addressed, providing an overview of the modeling capabilities and limitations. In addition, we discuss the compa...

Kemp, A J; Debayle, A; Johzaki, T; Mori, W B; Patel, P K; Sentoku, Y; Silva, L O

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Fast thermometry for superconducting rf cavity testing  

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Fast readout of strategically placed low heat capacity thermometry can provide valuable information of Superconducting RF (SRF) cavity performance. Such a system has proven very effective for the development and testing of new cavity designs. Recently, several resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) were installed in key regions of interest on a new 9 cell 3.9 GHz SRF cavity with integrated HOM design at FNAL. A data acquisition system was developed to read out these sensors with enough time and temperature resolution to measure temperature changes on the cavity due to heat generated from multipacting or quenching within power pulses. The design and performance of the fast thermometry system will be discussed along with results from tests of the 9 cell 3.9GHz SRF cavity.

Orris, Darryl; Bellantoni, Leo; Carcagno, Ruben H.; Edwards, Helen; Harms, Elvin Robert; Khabiboulline, Timergali N.; Kotelnikov, Sergey; Makulski, Andrzej; Nehring, Roger; Pischalnikov, Yuriy; /Fermilab

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Behavior of 241Am in fast reactor systems - a safeguards perspective  

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Advanced fuel-cycle developments around the world currently under development are exploring the possibility of disposing of {sup 241}Am from spent fuel recycle processes by burning this material in fast reactors. For safeguards practitioners, this approach could potentially complicate both fresh- and spent-fuel safeguards measurements. The increased ({alpha},n) production in oxide fuels from the {sup 241}Am increases the uncertainty in coincidence assay of Pu in MOX assemblies and will require additional information to make use of totals-based neutron assay of these assemblies. We have studied the behavior of {sup 241}Am-bearing MOX fuel in the fast reactor system and the effect on neutron and gamma-ray source-terms for safeguards measurements. In this paper, we will present the results of simulations of the behavior of {sup 241}Am in a fast breeder reactor system. Because of the increased use of MOX fuel in thermal reactors and advances in fuel-cycle designs aimed at americium disposal in fast reactors, we have undertaken a brief study of the behavior of americium in these systems to better understand the safeguards impacts of these new approaches. In this paper we will examine the behavior of {sup 241}Am in a variety of nuclear systems to provide insight into the safeguards implications of proposed Am disposition schemes.

Beddingfield, David H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lafleur, Adrienne M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plug-In Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Station Operational Analysis with Integrated Renewables: Preprint  

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The growing, though still nascent, plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market currently operates primarily via level 1 and level 2 charging in the United States. Fast chargers are still a rarity, but offer a confidence boost to oppose 'range anxiety' in consumers making the transition from conventional vehicles to PEVs. Because relatively no real-world usage of fast chargers at scale exists yet, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a simulation to help assess fast charging needs based on real-world travel data. This study documents the data, methods, and results of the simulation run for multiple scenarios, varying fleet sizes, and the number of charger ports. The grid impact of this usage is further quantified to assess the opportunity for integration of renewables; specifically, a high frequency of fast charging is found to be in demand during the late afternoons and evenings coinciding with grid peak periods. Proper integration of a solar array and stationary battery thus helps ease the load and reduces the need for new generator construction to meet the demand of a future PEV market.

Simpson, M.; Markel, T.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Distinguishing Pu Metal From Pu Oxide Using Fast Neutron Counting  

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We describe a method for simultaneously determining the {alpha}-ratio and k{sub eff} for fissile materials using fast neutrons. Our method is a generalization of the Hage-Cifarrelli method for determining k{sub eff} for fissile assemblies which utilizes the shape of the fast neutron spectrum. In this talk we illustrate the method using Monte Carlo simulations of the fast neutrons generated in PuO{sub 2} to calculate the fast neutron spectrum and Feynman correlations.

Verbeke, J M; Chapline, G F; Nakae, L; Wurtz, R; Sheets, S

2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

367

Process for making silver metal filaments  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to a process for making filaments of metal compounds and more particularly to a process for making silver metal filaments. The United States Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-8421400 with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. awarded by the US Department of Energy.

Bamberger, C.E.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Formal verification of change making algorithms  

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We present progress on a project to formally verify properties of various algorithms related to the change making problem. In particular, we formalize proofs of the classic greedy algorithm's behavior as well as an algorithm to verify its optimality ... Keywords: Coq proof assistant, canonical coin system, change making, formal methods, greedy algorithm

Nadeem Abdul Hamid, Brook Bowers

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

The limits of systems-making organizations  

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This paper provides an ontology of organizational structures intended for software-intensive systems-making. An archetype is presented and scaled in stages to support larger, more complex projects. Artifacts at each stage are identified and analyzed. ... Keywords: dysfunction Zeroth order organization, project organization, scaling, systems-making

Robert Schaefer

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Fast pulsed excitation wiggler or undulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast pulsed excitation, electromagnetic undulator or wiggler, employing geometrically alternating substacks of thin laminations of ferromagnetic material, together with a single turn current loop excitation of the composite assembly, of such shape and configuration that intense, spatially alternating, magnetic fields are generated; for use as a pulsed mode undulator or wiggler radiator, for use in a Free Electron Laser (FEL) type radiation source or, for use in an Inverse Free Electron Laser (IFEL) charged particle accelerator.

Van Steenbergen, A.

1989-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission energy: The integral fast reactor  

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The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is an innovative reactor concept being developed at Argonne National Laboratory as a such next- generation reactor concept. The IFR concept has a number of specific technical advantages that collectively address the potential difficulties facing the expansion of nuclear power deployment. In particular, the IFR concept can meet all three fundamental requirements needed in a next-generation reactor as discussed below. This document discusses these requirements.

Chang, Yoon I.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Fast pulsed excitation wiggler or undulator  

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A fast pulsed excitation, electromagnetic undulator or wiggler, employing geometrically alternating substacks of thin laminations of ferromagnetic material, together with a single turn current loop excitation of the composite assembly, of such shape and configuration that intense, spatially alternating, magnetic fields are generated; for use as a pulsed mode undulator or wiggler radiator, for use in a Free Electron Laser (FEL) type radiation source or, for use in an Inverse Free Electron Laser (IFEL) charged particle accelerator.

van Steenbergen, Arie (Shoreham, NY)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Belay: To secure or make fast a line. In-frequently used in the fishi ng industry.  

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or belayed m coils. Bilge: Area next to keel, under the engine or m the fishhold where waste water and oil accumulates. Some bilges have a sump at theIr lowest pomt from which the bilge pump draws when pumping out the bilges. (See SLImp.) Bilge pump: Centrifugal or displacement type pumps used to pump the vanous bilges

374

Rapid self-start of polymer electrolyte fuel cells from sub-freezing temperatures.  

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Polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) systems for light-duty vehicles must be able to start unassisted and rapidly from temperatures below -20 degrees C. Managing buildup of ice within the porous cathode catalyst and electrode structure is the key to self-starting a PEFC stack from subfreezing temperatures. The stack temperature must be raised above the melting point of ice before the ice completely covers the cathode catalyst and shuts down the electrochemical reaction. For rapid and robust self-start it is desirable to operate the stack near the short-circuit conditions. This mode of operation maximizes hydrogen utilization, favors production of waste heat that is absorbed by the stack, and delays complete loss of effective electrochemical surface area by causing a large fraction of the ice to form in the gas diffusion layer rather than in the cathode catalyst layer. Preheating the feed gases, using the power generated to electrically heat the stack, and operating pressures have only small effect on the ability to self-start or the startup time. In subfreezing weather, the stack shut-down protocol should include flowing ambient air through the hot cathode passages to vaporize liquid water remaining in the cathode catalyst. Self-start is faster and more robust if the bipolar plates are made from metal rather than graphite.

Ahluwalia, R. K.; Wang, X.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

A simple geometric algorithm to predict optimal starting gantry angles using equiangular-spaced beams for intensity modulated radiation therapy of prostate cancer  

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A fast, geometric beam angle optimization (BAO) algorithm for clinical intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) was implemented on ten localized prostate cancer patients on the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0126 protocol. The BAO algorithm computed the beam intersection volume (BIV) within the rectum and bladder using five and seven equiangular-spaced beams as a function of starting gantry angle for comparison to the V 75 Gy and V 70 Gy. A mathematical theory was presented to explain the correlation of BIV with dose and dose-volume metrics. The class solution 'W' pattern in the rectal V 75 Gy and V 70 Gy as a function of starting gantry angle using five equiangular-spaced beams (with two separate minima centered near 20 deg. and 50 deg. ) was reproduced by the 5 BIV within the rectum. A strong correlation was found between the rectal 5 BIV and the rectal V 75 Gy and V 70 Gy as a function of starting gantry angle. The BAO algorithm predicted the location of the two dosimetric minima in rectal V 75 Gy and V 70 Gy (optimal starting gantry angles) to within 5 deg. . It was demonstrated that the BIV geometric variations for seven equiangular-spaced beams were too small to translate into a strong dosimetric effect in the rectal V 75 Gy and V 70 Gy. The relatively flat distribution with starting gantry angle of the bladder V 75 Gy and V 70 Gy was reproduced by the bladder five and seven BIV for each patient. A geometric BAO method based on BIV has the advantage over dosimetric BAO methods of simplicity and rapid computation time. This algorithm can be used as a standalone optimization method or act as a rapid calculation filter to reduce the search space for a dosimetric BAO method. Given the clinically infeasible computation times of many dosimetric beam orientation optimization algorithms, this robust geometric BIV algorithm has the potential to facilitate beam angle selection for prostate IMRT in clinical practice.

Potrebko, Peter S.; McCurdy, Boyd M. C.; Butler, James B.; El-Gubtan, Adel S.; Nugent, Zoann [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 (Canada) and Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada); Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada) and Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada) and Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9 (Canada); Department of Epidemiology, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

376

A comparison of radioactive waste from first generation fusion reactors and fast fission reactors with actinide recycling  

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Limitations of the fission fuel resources will presumably mandate the replacement of thermal fission reactors by fast fission reactors that operate on a self-sufficient closed fuel cycle. This replacement might take place within the next one hundred years, so the direct competitors of fusion reactors will be fission reactors of the latter rather than the former type. Also, fast fission reactors, in contrast to thermal fission reactors, have the potential for transmuting long-lived actinides into short-lived fission products. The associated reduction of the long-term activation of radioactive waste due to actinides makes the comparison of radioactive waste from fast fission reactors to that from fusion reactors more rewarding than the comparison of radioactive waste from thermal fission reactors to that from fusion reactors. Radioactive waste from an experimental and a commercial fast fission reactor and an experimental and a commercial fusion reactor has been characterized. The fast fission reactors chosen for this study were the Experimental Breeder Reactor 2 and the Integral Fast Reactor. The fusion reactors chosen for this study were the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor and a Reduced Activation Ferrite Helium Tokamak. The comparison of radioactive waste parameters shows that radioactive waste from the experimental fast fission reactor may be less hazardous than that from the experimental fusion reactor. Inclusion of the actinides would reverse this conclusion only in the long-term. Radioactive waste from the commercial fusion reactor may always be less hazardous than that from the commercial fast fission reactor, irrespective of the inclusion or exclusion of the actinides. The fusion waste would even be far less hazardous, if advanced structural materials, like silicon carbide or vanadium alloy, were employed.

Koch, M.; Kazimi, M.S.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Get started with the benchmarking starter kit | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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378

Contact and Stress Anisotropies in Start-Up Flow of Colloidal Suspensions |  

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Contact and Stress Anisotropies in Start-Up Flow of Colloidal Suspensions Contact and Stress Anisotropies in Start-Up Flow of Colloidal Suspensions Submitted by Anonymous on November 3, 2011 - 12:52 Authors: Martys, N.S., Lootens, D., George, W., and H Spatiotemporal correlations in start-up flows of attractive colloids are explored by numerical simulations as a function of their volume fraction and shear rate. The suspension is first allowed to flocculate during a time tw, then the stress necessary to induce its flow is computed. We find that, at low volume fractions, the stress is a universal function of the strain. On the contrary, at high volume fractions, this scaling behavior is no longer observed and a supplementary stress becomes necessary to induce flow. To better understand the physical origin of the supplementary stress,

379

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program | Department  

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New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Maximum Rebate Varies for each program milestone $1 M per utility account (gas and electric) per year $2 M per project $4 M per entity per year Program Info State New Jersey Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount $/kWh, $/therm, and $/sq. ft. incentives, vary based on expected energy

380

Department of Energy Small Business Conference Starts Today in Kansas City,  

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Small Business Conference Starts Today in Small Business Conference Starts Today in Kansas City, Missouri Department of Energy Small Business Conference Starts Today in Kansas City, Missouri May 10, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy, the largest civilian contracting agency within the Federal government, is holding its 12th Annual Small Business Conference & Expo at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri from May 10-12, 2011. Drawing more than 1,600 participants, the conference and Expo will present information to help small businesses across the country benefit from federal funding including grant opportunities, contracting openings, and subcontracting options. "Small businesses are the building blocks of the clean energy economy,

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Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 |  

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Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 April 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Deep soil mixing at the Paducah site will involve a large-diameter auger like this one. Deep soil mixing at the Paducah site will involve a large-diameter auger like this one. Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga (right) and Paducah Site Lead Reinhard Knerr look at a three-dimensional model of the Paducah site’s groundwater system. University of Kentucky College of Design students assembled the model for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Citizens Advisory Board. The model was displayed at the April 18 Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs Meeting in Paducah, where Huizenga spoke before taking his first tour of the Paducah site.

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America's Best Student Start-Up Companies Pitch for Your Vote | Department  

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Best Student Start-Up Companies Pitch for Your Vote Best Student Start-Up Companies Pitch for Your Vote America's Best Student Start-Up Companies Pitch for Your Vote May 24, 2012 - 9:03am Addthis After pitching their business plan to panels of judges at the regional semifinal and final, six teams advanced to the national competition for a chance at the cash grand prize. | Energy Department file graphic. After pitching their business plan to panels of judges at the regional semifinal and final, six teams advanced to the national competition for a chance at the cash grand prize. | Energy Department file graphic. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? You can select your favorite. UPDATE: Voting closed June 12 at 2 p.m. EDT. NuMat Technologies from

383

Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 |  

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Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013 April 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Deep soil mixing at the Paducah site will involve a large-diameter auger like this one. Deep soil mixing at the Paducah site will involve a large-diameter auger like this one. Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga (right) and Paducah Site Lead Reinhard Knerr look at a three-dimensional model of the Paducah site’s groundwater system. University of Kentucky College of Design students assembled the model for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Citizens Advisory Board. The model was displayed at the April 18 Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs Meeting in Paducah, where Huizenga spoke before taking his first tour of the Paducah site.

384

The Race is On: Clean Energy and New Jobs in America, Starting in Michigan  

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The Race is On: Clean Energy and New Jobs in America, Starting in The Race is On: Clean Energy and New Jobs in America, Starting in Michigan The Race is On: Clean Energy and New Jobs in America, Starting in Michigan May 14, 2012 - 5:48pm Addthis Deputy Secretary Poneman Travels to Michigan to Highlight How America Can Win the Clean Energy Race, and the Jobs that come with it Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov On Friday, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman traveled to Detroit, Michigan to speak to labor and environmental advocacy groups at the BlueGreen Alliance's Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, tour Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc. headquarters, and speak with students at Wayne State University. Throughout the day, Deputy Secretary Poneman highlighted the Energy Department's work to win the global race

385

Registration Starts Soon for 2013 Hanford Site Public Tours | Department of  

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Registration Starts Soon for 2013 Hanford Site Public Tours Registration Starts Soon for 2013 Hanford Site Public Tours Registration Starts Soon for 2013 Hanford Site Public Tours February 25, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Cameron Salony, DOE Cameron.Salony@rl.doe.gov 509-376-0402 RICHLAND, Wash. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration on March 4 at 6 p.m. for tours of the Hanford Site in 2013. This driving tour of the site includes stops at the B Reactor National Historic Landmark, Cold Test Facility, Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility and the Plutonium Finishing Plant. All tour slots are filled on a first-come first served basis through the online registration system found on the Hanford website http://www5.hanford.gov/publictours/. Tour participants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age.

386

Order Module--DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR  

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DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES Order Module--DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES "The familiar level of this module is divided into three sections. In the first section we will discuss the purpose of DOE O 425.1D and the requirements for 1) determining the level of readiness review (RR), 2) determining the startup authorization authority (SAA), and 3) the startup notification report. In the second section we will discuss 1) the requirements applicable to DOE ORRs and DOE RAs, and 2) the core requirements. In the third section we will discuss the 1) requirements for DOE field element and headquarters line management oversight of the startup or restart process, 2) requirements for the records management program, and

387

Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S): Biosafety Manual: 2.0 Starting and  

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2.0 Starting and Conducting Work Safely 2.0 Starting and Conducting Work Safely This section and Table 1 provide a simplified list to assist supervisors, work leads, and principal investigators in getting work with biological materials planned, assessed, authorized, and conducted. Specific sections of this manual and PUB-3000, Chapter 26 (Biosafety) should be consulted for additional information and requirements: Table 1 Guidance for Starting and Conducting Work image Guidance LBNL Policy Section Work Operation Planning, Risk Assessment, Authorization, and Control Complete and maintain a Biosafety Work Authorization (i.e., Biological Use Authorization (BUA), Biological Use Registration (BUR), Biological Use Notification (BUN), or Exposure Control Plan (ECP)) and any other required authorization. The Biosafety Work Authorization documents the work, risks, and controls. Implement the controls listed in the authorization. Biosafety Manual, Section 5.1

388

Top Student Team Wins $180,000 Toward Clean Energy Start Up | Department of  

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Student Team Wins $180,000 Toward Clean Energy Start Up Student Team Wins $180,000 Toward Clean Energy Start Up Top Student Team Wins $180,000 Toward Clean Energy Start Up June 15, 2012 - 2:57pm Addthis Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs The winners were: Grand prize: NuMat Technologies from Northwestern University Second place: SolidEnergy Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology People's Choice: Navillum Nanotechnologies from University of Utah NuMat Technologies beat out five other finalists Wednesday to become the grand prize winner of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, taking home $180,000 in prizes, which includes seed money for their company and additional prizes from sponsors including technical, design and legal assistance. SolidEnergy Systems came in second place, and Navillum

389

A study of start-up characteristics of a potassium heat pipe from the frozen state  

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The start-up characteristics of a potassium heat pipe were studied both analytically and experimentally. Using the radiation heat transfer mode the heat pipe was tested in a vacuum chamber. The transition temperature calculated for potassium was then compared with the experimental results of the heat pipe with various heat inputs. These results show that the heat pipe was inactive until it reached the transition temperature. In addition, during the start-up period, the evaporator experienced dry-out with a heat input smaller than the capillary limit calculated at the steady state. However, when the working fluid at the condenser was completely melted, the evaporator was rewetted without external aid. The start-up period was significantly reduced with a large heat input.

Jang, J.H.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Direct Install Program | Department of  

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New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Direct Install Program New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Direct Install Program New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Direct Install Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Local Government Nonprofit Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Other Construction Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Maximum Rebate Lesser of 70% of project costs or $75,000 per project; annual entity cap of $250,000 Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund); ARRA State New Jersey Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider c/o TRC Energy Services The Direct Install program offers turn-key energy efficiency solutions to qualified industrial and commercial customers that, with some exceptions,

391

Boosted Fast Flux Loop Alternative Cooling Assessment  

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The Gas Test Loop (GTL) Project was instituted to develop the means for conducting fast neutron irradiation tests in a domestic radiation facility. It made use of booster fuel to achieve the high neutron flux, a hafnium thermal neutron absorber to attain the high fast-to-thermal flux ratio, a mixed gas temperature control system for maintaining experiment temperatures, and a compressed gas cooling system to remove heat from the experiment capsules and the hafnium thermal neutron absorber. This GTL system was determined to provide a fast (E > 0.1 MeV) flux greater than 1.0E+15 n/cm2-s with a fast-to-thermal flux ratio in the vicinity of 40. However, the estimated system acquisition cost from earlier studies was deemed to be high. That cost was strongly influenced by the compressed gas cooling system for experiment heat removal. Designers were challenged to find a less expensive way to achieve the required cooling. This report documents the results of the investigation leading to an alternatively cooled configuration, referred to now as the Boosted Fast Flux Loop (BFFL). This configuration relies on a composite material comprised of hafnium aluminide (Al3Hf) in an aluminum matrix to transfer heat from the experiment to pressurized water cooling channels while at the same time providing absorption of thermal neutrons. Investigations into the performance this configuration might achieve showed that it should perform at least as well as its gas-cooled predecessor. Physics calculations indicated that the fast neutron flux averaged over the central 40 cm (16 inches) relative to ATR core mid-plane in irradiation spaces would be about 1.04E+15 n/cm2-s. The fast-to-thermal flux ratio would be in excess of 40. Further, the particular configuration of cooling channels was relatively unimportant compared with the total amount of water in the apparatus in determining performance. Thermal analyses conducted on a candidate configuration showed the design of the water coolant and Al-Hf alloy heat sink system is capable of maintaining all system components below their maximum temperature limits. The maximum temperature of this conduction cooling system, 224.2C (435.6 F) occurs in a small, localized region in the heat sink structure near the core mid-plane. The total coolant flow rate requirement for this configuration is 207 L/min (54.7 gpm). The calculated Flow Instability Ratio and Departure from Nucleate Boiling Ratio for this configuration under nominal conditions are 6.5 and 8.0, respectively, which safely exceed the minimum values of 2.0. Materials and fabrication issues inspection revealed that the neutron absorber would probably best be made from powdered Al3Hf mixed with aluminum powder and extruded or hot isostatically pressed. Although Al3Hf has not been specifically studied extensively, its mechanical and chemical properties should be very much like Al3Zr, which has been studied. Its behavior under irradiation should be very satisfactory, and resistance to corrosion will be investigated to a limited extent in planned miniplate irradiation tests in ATR. Pressurized water systems needed to effect heat removal are already available in the ATR complex, and mixed gas temperature control systems needed to trim experiment temperatures have been engineered and need only be fabricated and installed. In sum, it appears the alternately cooled configuration arrived at can be very successful. The cost estimate for this configuration indicates to

Glen R. Longhurst; Donna Post Guillen; James R. Parry; Douglas L. Porter; Bruce W. Wallace

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Releases & Briefs - MFIX: Particle-fluid flow modeling, fast and free  

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MFIX: Particle-fluid Flow Modeling, Fast and Free MFIX: Particle-fluid Flow Modeling, Fast and Free Until recently, full solution of the complex set of equations that describe gas-particle flows was nearly impossible. But an open-source code developed by researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and designed to run on inexpensive PC (Beowulf) clusters, makes it relatively simple. Called MFIX (Multi-phase Flow with Interphase eXchange), the code incorporates special numerical techniques that provide an efficient solution to the coupled equations, exceeding the capabilities of commercial software. Originally developed at NETL to model fixed, fluidized and bubbling coal gasification technologies, its power has been used in research ranging from catalytic cracking in oil refineries to volcanology. A free, fully-functional version is available at www.mfix.org

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FastTrack Generic Data Link 1.0  

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The FastTrack Generic Data Link version 1.0 software system utilizes EPRI's Data Transfer Tool to allow users to transfer waste processing data from plant or corporate databases into a holding database that can be queried, on demand, by FastTrack users over a corporate intranet. This software system consists of four required software elements: the Data Transfer Tool 3.1, FastTrack 2.0 (provided separately as EPRI product 1009563), the FastTrack Data Link databases, and the FastTrack Data Link web service...

2005-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Great Plains makes 100 billion cubic feet  

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The Great Plains coal gasification plant on January 18, 1987 produced its 100 billionth cubic foot of gas since start-up July 28, 1984. Owned by the Department of Energy and operated by ANG Coal Gasification Company, the plant uses the Lurgi process to produce about 50 billion cubic feet per year of gas from five million tons per year of lignite. The plant has been performing at well above design capacity.

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1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Million Solar Roofs: Partners Make Markets  

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Million Solar Roofs (MSR) Partners Make Markets Executive Summary is a summary of the MSR Annual Partnership Update, a report from all the partners and partnerships who participate in the MSR Initiative.

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2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Make-or-Buy Plan  

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Transfer and Research Advancement 7. Section VII, Cost Issues 8. Section VIII, Analysis of Costs 9. Flow Chart: Make-or-Buy Program 10. Work Item Budget Items 1M or Higher 9...

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Making frameworks work: a project retrospective  

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Various issues make framework development harder than regular development. Building product lines and frameworks requires increased coordination and communication between stakeholders and across the organization. The difficulty of building the right ... Keywords: experience report, object-oriented frameworks, product lines

Marwan Abi-Antoun

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

ELECTRONIC GRID AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME  

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The described method is particularly adapted to making a grid having parallel wires in which parallelism will be maintained under use, such as in a klystron or the like.

Glenn, W.E.; Hostetter, E.W.

1952-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

399

Make my home more energy-efficient?  

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Make my home more energy-efficient? Every home is different. For homes within the United States, you can use EETD's Home Energy Saver to get advice on how to lower your energy...

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Search by Make for 1984 Vehicles  

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4 Select Make... Alfa Romeo AM General American Motors Corporation Aston Martin Audi Avanti Motor Corporation Bertone Bill Dovell Motor Car Company Bitter Gmbh and Co. Kg BMW Buick...

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Preferences, Information, and Group Decision Making  

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This study will examine how the structure of preferences of group members in a decision-making group, as well as the information they have, affects the collection and the processing of information by individual members of a decision making group. Structure of preferences in this study will represent each individual group members preference towards a particular course of action. Using an experimental method of analysis, this study will examine how the preference structure of a group affects what and how much information a group member will analyze before making a decision. I hypothesize that the structure of the group members preferences should affect the subjects search and process of information. This study aims to answer the following questions; do group preferences affect the search and processing of information? Do group members thoroughly survey the objectives and alternatives in the decision making process?

Espinoza, Alejandro

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

All-sky astrophysical component separation with Fast Independent Component Analysis (FastICA)  

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We present a new, fast, algorithm for the separation of astrophysical components superposed in maps of the sky, based on the fast Independent Component Analysis technique (FastICA). It allows to recover both the spatial pattern and the frequency scalings of the emissions from statistically independent astrophysical processes, present along the line-of-sight, from multi-frequency observations. We apply FastICA to simulated observations of the microwave sky with angular resolution and instrumental noise at the mean nominal levels for the Planck satellite, containing the most important known diffuse signals: the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Galactic synchrotron, dust and free-free emissions. A method for calibrating the reconstructed maps of each component at each frequency has been devised. The spatial pattern of all the components have been recovered on all scales probed by the instrument. In particular, the CMB angular power spectra is recovered at the percent level up to $\\ell_{max}\\simeq 2000$. Frequency scalings and normalization have been recovered with better than percent precision for all the components at frequencies and in sky regions where their signal-to-noise ratio exceeds 1.5; the error increases at ten percent level for signal-to-noise ratios about 1. Runs have been performed on a Pentium III 600 MHz computer; FastICA typically took a time of the order of 10 minutes for all-sky simulations with 3.5 arcminutes pixel size. We conclude that FastICA is an extremly promising technique for analyzing the maps that will be obtained by the forthcoming high resolution CMB experiments.

D. Maino; A. Farusi; C. Baccigalupi; F. Perrotta; A. J. Banday; L. Bedini; C. Burigana; G. De Zotti; K. M. Gorski; E. Salerno

2001-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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A Heterogeneous Sodium Fast Reactor Designed to Transmute Minor Actinide Actinide Waste Isotopes into Plutonium Fuel  

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An axial heterogeneous sodium fast reactor design is developed for converting minor actinide waste isotopes into plutonium fuel. The reactor design incorporates zirconium hydride moderating rods in an axial blanket above the active core. The blanket design traps the active cores axial leakage for the purpose of transmuting Am-241 into Pu-238. This Pu-238 is then co-recycled with the spent driver fuel to make new driver fuel. Because Pu-238 is significantly more fissile than Am-241 in a fast neutron spectrum, the fissile worth of the initial minor actinide material is upgraded by its preconditioning via transmutation in the axial targets. Because, the Am-241 neutron capture worth is significantly stronger in a moderated epithermal spectrum than the fast spectrum, the axial targets serve as a neutron trap which recovers the axial leakage lost by the active core. The sodium fast reactor proposed by this work is designed as an overall transuranic burner. Therefore, a low transuranic conversion ratio is achieved by a degree of core flattening which increases axial leakage. Unlike a traditional pancake design, neutron leakage is recovered by the axial target/blanket system. This heterogeneous core design is constrained to have sodium void and Doppler reactivity worth similar to that of an equivalent homogeneous design. Because minor actinides are irradiated only once in the axial target region; elemental partitioning is not required. This fact enables the use of metal targets with electrochemical reprocessing. Therefore, the irradiation environment of both drivers and targets was constrained to ensure applicability of the established experience database for metal alloy sodium fast reactor fuels.

Samuel E. Bays

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How can a veteran find information about starting a new small business |  

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can a veteran find information about starting a new small business can a veteran find information about starting a new small business BusinessUSA Data/Tools Apps Challenges Let's Talk BusinessUSA You are here Data.gov » Communities » BusinessUSA » Forums How can a veteran find information about starting a new small business Submitted by Data.gov Administrator on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 2:14am Log in to vote 2 I have an idea but where should I start?Would it be VA or SBA? thanks Add new comment Check out the interactive map Permalink Submitted by SteveM on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 10:10am. Check out the interactive map at www.sba.gov/vets. It shows your nearest Veterans Business Outreach Center, where you can talk to a counselor about both SBA and VA programs for vet biz owners. reply Nice website Permalink Submitted by kevincook on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:57am.

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Rapid start-up / restart avionics provide robust fault tolerance with reduced Size, Weight And Power  

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An approach that uses rapid start-up computers to provide fault-tolerance and transient upset recovery while minimizing Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) is described. 1 2 This paper provides a status report on a research project conducted by Draper Laboratory ...

Robert Hammett

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

The agreement gives the go-ahead for work to start  

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international parties involved in an experimental nuclear fusion reactor project have initialed a 10bnThe agreement gives the go- ahead for work to start Fusion reactor work gets go-ahead Seven-euro (£682m) agreement on the plan. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter

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PEER-REVIEW Start-up Experience at the Robbins Resource Recovery Facility  

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to assure that an oranized maintenance program exists, a computerized maintenance management system · Appendix - Initial Valve and Switch Alignment The system operating, maintenance and start-up procedures Plan Plant Compressed Air System Waste Management Plan Demineralized Water System Record Keeping

Columbia University

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Start-up Optimization of a Combined Cycle Power Plant A. Linda, E. Sllberga,  

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bModelon AB, Lund, Sweden cSiemens AG, Energy Sector, Erlangen, Germany Abstract In the electricity market of today, with increasing de- mand for electricity production on short notice, the combined cycle to opti- mize are explored. Results are encouraging and show that energy production during start-up can

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Start | Author Index 742-2 Kinetics of Arsenic Transformations in the Soil Environment.  

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Start | Author Index 742-2 Kinetics of Arsenic Transformations in the Soil Environment. Wednesday of Delaware, 152 Townsend Hall, Center for Critical Zone Research, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, Newark, DE 19716 and Donald L. Sparks, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the Center for Critical Zone

Sparks, Donald L.

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PIER Glossary An acronym table is provided as a "starting point" for determining the proper term.  

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PIER Glossary · An acronym table is provided as a "starting point" for determining the proper term. The reader can then look up the term in the glossary. · Note that "synonyms" are not usually considered Preference Act TC Tailored Collaboration TSD Technology Systems Division #12;PIER Glossary Word Definition

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Stabilization of Fast Pyrolysis Oil: Post Processing Final Report  

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company, assembled a comprehensive team for a two-year project to demonstrate innovative methods for the stabilization of pyrolysis oil in accordance with DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-PS36-08GO98018, Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil (Bio-oil) Stabilization. In collaboration with NREL, PNNL, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Pall Fuels and Chemicals, and Ensyn Corporation, UOP developed solutions to the key technical challenges outlined in the FOA. The UOP team proposed a multi-track technical approach for pyrolysis oil stabilization. Conceptually, methods for pyrolysis oil stabilization can be employed during one or both of two stages: (1) during the pyrolysis process (In Process); or (2) after condensation of the resulting vapor (Post-Process). Stabilization methods fall into two distinct classes: those that modify the chemical composition of the pyrolysis oil, making it less reactive; and those that remove destabilizing components from the pyrolysis oil. During the project, the team investigated methods from both classes that were suitable for application in each stage of the pyrolysis process. The post processing stabilization effort performed at PNNL is described in this report. The effort reported here was performed under a CRADA between PNNL and UOP, which was effective on March 13, 2009, for 2 years and was subsequently modified March 8, 2011, to extend the term to December 31, 2011.

Elliott, Douglas C.; Lee, Suh-Jane; Hart, Todd R.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DUK - A Fast and Efficient Kmer Based Sequence Matching Tool  

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A new tool, DUK, is developed to perform matching task. Matching is to find whether a query sequence partially or totally matches given reference sequences or not. Matching is similar to alignment. Indeed many traditional analysis tasks like contaminant removal use alignment tools. But for matching, there is no need to know which bases of a query sequence matches which position of a reference sequence, it only need know whether there exists a match or not. This subtle difference can make matching task much faster than alignment. DUK is accurate, versatile, fast, and has efficient memory usage. It uses Kmer hashing method to index reference sequences and Poisson model to calculate p-value. DUK is carefully implemented in C++ in object oriented design. The resulted classes can also be used to develop other tools quickly. DUK have been widely used in JGI for a wide range of applications such as contaminant removal, organelle genome separation, and assembly refinement. Many real applications and simulated dataset demonstrate its power.

Li, Mingkun; Copeland, Alex; Han, James

2011-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

413

Interim waste storage for the Integral Fast Reactor  

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The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR), which Argonne National Laboratory is developing, is an innovative liquid metal breeder reactor that uses metallic fuel and has a close coupled fuel recovery process. A pyrochemical process is used to separate the fission products from the actinide elements. These actinides are used to make new fuel for the reactor. As part of the overall IFR development program, Argonne has refurbished an existing Fuel Cycle Facility at ANL-West and is installing new equipment to demonstrate the remote reprocessing and fabrication of fuel for the Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II). During this demonstration the wastes that are produced will be treated and packaged to produce waste forms that would be typical of future commercial operations. These future waste forms would, assuming Argonne development goals are fulfilled, be essentially free of long half-life transuranic isotopes. Promising early results indicate that actinide extraction processes can be developed to strip these isotopes from waste stream and return them to the IFR type reactors for fissioning. 1 fig.

Benedict, R.W.; Phipps, R.D. (Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (USA)); Condiff, D.W. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient | Department of Energy  

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Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient May 17, 2011 - 11:11am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL Memorial Day is coming up and there are many ways to honor the men and women who died in service to our country. You may be planning to attend a parade or ceremony, or maybe you're just planning to take a moment of silence to reflect and remember. Along with these excellent community activities, many Americans also choose to gather with friends and family to honor our heroes and usher in the unofficial start of summer. While the weather can still be unpredictable, by this time most of us are ready for sun and shorts and barbecue. If you're planning to entertain-particularly if you'll be cooking-be

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Making the Most Out of the End of Summer | Department of Energy  

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Making the Most Out of the End of Summer Making the Most Out of the End of Summer Making the Most Out of the End of Summer September 12, 2013 - 12:37pm Addthis Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos. Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos. Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory How does it work? There are lots of ways to get your home ready for winter. Check out these tips to get started now. Labor Day might be over, but I'm not quite ready to give up on summer. It's still beautiful and warm and sunny, even though we're somehow only a couple of weeks away from the official first day of autumn. (September 22? Seriously? That's much too soon.)

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Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient | Department of Energy  

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Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient May 27, 2011 - 4:15pm Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL Editor's note: This is a cross-post from the Energy Savers blog. There are many ways to honor the men and women who died in service to our country this Memorial Day. You may be planning to attend a parade or ceremony, or maybe you're just planning to take a moment of silence to reflect and remember. Many Americans also choose to gather with friends and family to honor our heroes and usher in the unofficial start of summer. While the weather can still be unpredictable, by this time most of us are ready for sun and shorts and barbecue. If you're planning to entertain -- particularly if you'll be cooking -- be

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Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient | Department of Energy  

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Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient May 27, 2011 - 4:15pm Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL Editor's note: This is a cross-post from the Energy Savers blog. There are many ways to honor the men and women who died in service to our country this Memorial Day. You may be planning to attend a parade or ceremony, or maybe you're just planning to take a moment of silence to reflect and remember. Many Americans also choose to gather with friends and family to honor our heroes and usher in the unofficial start of summer. While the weather can still be unpredictable, by this time most of us are ready for sun and shorts and barbecue. If you're planning to entertain -- particularly if you'll be cooking -- be

418

Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient | Department of Energy  

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Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient May 17, 2011 - 11:11am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL Memorial Day is coming up and there are many ways to honor the men and women who died in service to our country. You may be planning to attend a parade or ceremony, or maybe you're just planning to take a moment of silence to reflect and remember. Along with these excellent community activities, many Americans also choose to gather with friends and family to honor our heroes and usher in the unofficial start of summer. While the weather can still be unpredictable, by this time most of us are ready for sun and shorts and barbecue. If you're planning to entertain-particularly if you'll be cooking-be

419

Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's James Miller life  

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Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's life enviable Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's life enviable Ideal balance of work, play makes outdoor enthusiast's James Miller life enviable Nuclear engineer graduate research assistant gets valueable experience while taking advantage of local outdoor recreational activities. August 2, 2012 James Miller Miller first came to the Laboratory in 2006 as a summer student. His college advisor, a former LANL employee, found him an internship through the student programs office. Miller highly recommends LANL as a place to start a career, "The student programs are very mentor-driven, allowing you to gain phenomenal experience and build a professional network that will set you up for the rest of your life." "I have access to top-level scientists in the world, doing some of the best

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Fast-acting nuclear reactor control device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast-acting nuclear reactor control device for moving and positioning a fety control rod to desired positions within the core of the reactor between a run position in which the safety control rod is outside the reactor core, and a shutdown position in which the rod is fully inserted in the reactor core. The device employs a hydraulic pump/motor, an electric gear motor, and solenoid valve to drive the safety control rod into the reactor core through the entire stroke of the safety control rod. An overrunning clutch allows the safety control rod to freely travel toward a safe position in the event of a partial drive system failure.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Idaho Falls, ID); West, Phillip B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical analysis of biomass fast pyrolysis oils  

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This paper reviews the development of the field of chemical analysis of biomass fast pyrolysis oils. The techniques applied to pyrolysis oil analysis are reviewed including proximate and ultimate analysis, water (moisture) analysis, and chemical component analysis by various forms of chromatography, solvent separations, and spectrophotometric analyses, like infrared and ultraviolet. Advanced analytical techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance and molecular beam -- mass spectrometry are also discussed. This paper reviews and compares the methods and the results of the analyses. The advantages and shortcomings of the various methods applied are identified. Comparisons derived from the IEA Round Robin are incorporated.

Elliott, D.C.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) concept  

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In addition to maintaining the viability of its present commercial nuclear technology, a principal challenge in the US in the 1990s and beyond will be to regain and maintain a position among the world leadership in advanced reactor research and development. In this paper we'll discuss factors which we believe should today provide the rationale and focus for advanced reactor R and D, and we will then review the status of the major US effort, the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) program.

Till, C.E.; Chang, Y.I.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Fast-acting valve and uses thereof  

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A very fast acting valve capable of producing a very well-defined plug of gas suitable for filling a theta pinch vacuum vessel is given. The valve requires no springs, instead being stopped mainly by a nonlinear force. Thus, the valve is not subject to bouncing; and the ratio of the size of the valve housing to the size of the valve stem is smaller than it would be if springs were needed to stop the valve stem. Furthermore, the valve can be used for thousands of valve firings with no apparent valve damage.

Meyer, James A. (Espanola, NM)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Bi-Directional Fast Charging Study Report  

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This report details the hardware and software infrastructure needed to demonstrate the possibility of utilizing battery power in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) with a bi directional fast charger to support/offset peak building loads. This document fulfills deliverable requirements for Tasks 1.2.1.2, 1.2.1.3, and 1.2.1.4 of Statement of Work (SOW) No.5799 for Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation, now ECOtality North America (NA) support for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Tyler Gray

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Fast-neutron solid-state dosimeter  

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This patent relates to an improved fast-neutron solid-state dosimeter that does not require separation of materials before it can be read out, that utilizes materials that do not melt or otherwise degrade at about 300$sup 0$C readout temperature, that provides a more efficient dosimeter, and that can be reused. The dosimeters are fabricated by intimately mixing a TL material, such as CaSO$sub 4$:Dy, with a powdered polyphenyl, such as p-sexiphenyl, and hot- pressing the mixture to form pellets, followed by out-gassing in a vacuum furnace at 150$sup 0$C prior to first use dosimeters. (auth)

Kecker, K.H.; Haywood, F.F.; Perdue, P.T.; Thorngate, J.H.

1975-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

426

An explosively driven, fast shock tube  

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A simple, cylindrically configured fast shock tube (FST) has been employed as a tool to investigate the hydrodynamics of plate drive under a very high impulse-loading condition. The shock tube has a high-explosive outer shell and a low-density foam core. The implosion produces a well-defined Mach disk that is then subsequently used to drive a metallic plate. A thin stainless steel (SS) plate has been successfully launched to 9 km/s with this device. The experimental results from the study of material flow will be presented and compared with numerical calculation. Various interesting measurement techniques will also be discussed.

Tan, T.H.; Marsh, S.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

An explosively driven, fast shock tube  

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A simple, cylindrically configured fast shock tube (FST) has been employed as a tool to investigate the hydrodynamics of plate drive under a very high impulse-loading condition. The shock tube has a high-explosive outer shell and a low-density foam core. The implosion produces a well-defined Mach disk that is then subsequently used to drive a metallic plate. A thin stainless steel (SS) plate has been successfully launched to 9 km/s with this device. The experimental results from the study of material flow will be presented and compared with numerical calculation. Various interesting measurement techniques will also be discussed.

Tan, T.H.; Marsh, S.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet ...  

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Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet Wire Making Techniques - HTS Coated Conductors - Fact Sheet...

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Making the most of Responsive Electricity Customer. Energy Efficiency...  

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Making the most of Responsive Electricity Customer. Energy Efficiency and Demand Response: How do we make the most out of using less energy? Making the most of Responsive...

430

Investigation and demonstration of a rich combustor cold-start device for alcohol-fueled engines  

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The authors have completed a study in which they investigated the use of a rich combustor to aid in cold starting spark-ignition engines fueled with either neat ethanol or neat methanol. The rich combustor burns the alcohol fuel outside the engine under fuel-rich conditions to produce a combustible product stream that is fed to the engine for cold starting. The rich combustor approach significantly extends the cold starting capability of alcohol-fueled engines. A design tool was developed that simulates the operation of the combustor and couples it to an engine/vehicle model. This tool allows the user to determine the fuel requirements of the rich combustor as the vehicle executes a given driving mission. The design tool was used to design and fabricate a rich combustor for use on a 2.8 L automotive engine. The system was tested using a unique cold room that allows the engine to be coupled to an electric dynamometer. The engine was fitted with an aftermarket engine control system that permitted the fuel flow to the rich combustor to be programmed as a function of engine speed and intake manifold pressure. Testing indicated that reliable cold starts were achieved on both neat methanol and neat ethanol at temperatures as low as {minus}20 C. Although starts were experienced at temperatures as low as {minus}30 C, these were erratic. They believe that an important factor at the very low temperatures is the balance between the high mechanical friction of the engine and the low energy density of the combustible mixture fed to the engine from the rich combustor.

Hodgson, J.W.; Irick, D.K. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and Validation of Vapor Compression System Faults and Start-up/Shut-down Transients  

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The statistics from the US Department of Energy show that about one-third of the total consumption of electricity in the households and industries is due to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AC & R) systems. This wide usage has prompted many researchers to develop models for each of the components of the vapor compression systems. However, there has been very little information on developing simulation models that have been validated for the conditions of start-up/shutdown operations as well as vapor compression system faults. This thesis addresses these concerns and enhances the existing modeling library to capture the transients related to the above mentioned conditions. In this thesis, the various faults occurring in a vapor compressor cycle (VCC) have been identified along with the parameters affecting them. The transients of the refrigerant have also been studied with respect to the start-up/shutdown of a vapor compression system. All the simulations related to the faults and start-up/shutdown have been performed using the vapor compression system models developed in MATLAB/Simulink environment and validated against the 3-ton air conditioning unit present in the Thermo-Fluids Control Laboratory at Texas A & M University. The simulation and validation results presented in this thesis can be used to lay out certain rules of thumb to identify a particular fault depending on the unusual behavior of the system thus helping in creating certain fault diagnostic algorithms and emphasize the importance of the study of start-up/shutdown transient characteristics from the point of actual energy efficiency of the systems. Also, these results prove the capability and validity of the finite control volume models to describe VCC system faults and start-up/shutdown transients.

Ayyagari, Balakrishna

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. We investigate the health consequences of changes in the supply of fast food using the exact geographical location of fast food restaurants. Specifically, we ask how the supply of fast food affects the obesity rates of 3 million school children and the weight gain of over 1 million pregnant women. We find that among 9 th grade children, a fast food restaurant within a tenth of a mile of a school is associated with at least a 5.2 percent increase in obesity rates. There is no discernable effect at.25 miles and at.5 miles. Among pregnant women, models with mother fixed effects indicate that a fast food restaurant within a half mile of her residence results in a 2.5 percent increase in the probability of gaining over 20 kilos. The effect is larger, but less precisely estimated at.1 miles. In contrast, the presence of non-fast food restaurants is uncorrelated with obesity and weight gain. Moreover, proximity to future fast food restaurants is uncorrelated with current obesity and weight gain, conditional on current proximity to fast food. The implied effects of fast-food on caloric intake are at least one order of magnitude smaller for mothers, which suggests that they are less constrained by travel costs than school children. Our results imply that policies restricting access to fast food near schools could

Janet Currie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

PLUTONIUM METALLIC FUELS FOR FAST REACTORS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Early interest in metallic plutonium fuels for fast reactors led to much research on plutonium alloy systems including binary solid solutions with the addition of aluminum, gallium, or zirconium and low-melting eutectic alloys with iron and nickel or cobalt. There was also interest in ternaries of these elements with plutonium and cerium. The solid solution and eutectic alloys have most unusual properties, including negative thermal expansion in some solid-solution alloys and the highest viscosity known for liquid metals in the Pu-Fe system. Although metallic fuels have many potential advantages over ceramic fuels, the early attempts were unsuccessful because these fuels suffered from high swelling rates during burn up and high smearing densities. The liquid metal fuels experienced excessive corrosion. Subsequent work on higher-melting U-PuZr metallic fuels was much more promising. In light of the recent rebirth of interest in fast reactors, we review some of the key properties of the early fuels and discuss the challenges presented by the ternary alloys.

STAN, MARIUS [Los Alamos National Laboratory; HECKER, SIEGFRIED S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2007-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

434

Fast Shower Simulation in the ATLAS Calorimeter  

SciTech Connect

The time to simulate pp collisions in the ATLAS detector is largely dominated by the showering of electromagnetic particles in the heavy parts of the detector, especially the electromagnetic barrel and endcap calorimeters. Two procedures have been developed to accelerate the processing time of electromagnetic particles in these regions: (1) a fast shower parameterisation and (2) a frozen shower library. Both work by generating the response of the calorimeter to electrons and positrons with Geant 4, and then reintroduce the response into the simulation at runtime. In the fast shower parameterisation technique, a parameterization is tuned to single electrons and used later by simulation. In the frozen shower technique, actual showers from low-energy particles are used in the simulation. Full Geant 4 simulation is used to develop showers down to {approx} 1 GeV, at which point the shower is terminated by substituting a frozen shower. Judicious use of both techniques over the entire electromagnetic portion of the ATLAS calorimeter produces an important improvement of CPU time. We discuss the algorithms and their performance in this paper.

Barberio, E.; /Melbourne U.; Boudreau, J.; /Pittsburgh U.; Butler, B.; /SLAC; Cheung, S.L.; /Toronto U.; Dell' Acqua, A.; /CERN; Di Simone, A.; /CERN; Ehrenfeld, W.; /Hamburg U. /DESY; Gallas, M.V.; /CERN; Glazov, A.; /DESY; Marshall, Z.; /Caltech /Nevis Labs, Columbia U.; Mueller, J.; /Pittsburgh U.; Placakyte, R.; /DESY; Rimoldi, A.; /Pavia U. /INFN, Pavia; Savard, P.; /Toronto U.; Tsulaia, V.; /Pittsburgh U.; Waugh, A.; /Sydney U.; Young, C.C.; /SLAC

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

435

MPACT Fast Neutron Multiplicity System Prototype Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document serves as both an FY2103 End-of-Year and End-of-Project report on efforts that resulted in the design of a prototype fast neutron multiplicity counter leveraged upon the findings of previous project efforts. The prototype design includes 32 liquid scintillator detectors with cubic volumes 7.62 cm in dimension configured into 4 stacked rings of 8 detectors. Detector signal collection for the system is handled with a pair of Struck Innovative Systeme 16-channel digitizers controlled by in-house developed software with built-in multiplicity analysis algorithms. Initial testing and familiarization of the currently obtained prototype components is underway, however full prototype construction is required for further optimization. Monte Carlo models of the prototype system were performed to estimate die-away and efficiency values. Analysis of these models resulted in the development of a software package capable of determining the effects of nearest-neighbor rejection methods for elimination of detector cross talk. A parameter study was performed using previously developed analytical methods for the estimation of assay mass variance for use as a figure-of-merit for system performance. A software package was developed to automate these calculations and ensure accuracy. The results of the parameter study show that the prototype fast neutron multiplicity counter design is very nearly optimized under the restraints of the parameter space.

D.L. Chichester; S.A. Pozzi; J.L. Dolan; M.T. Kinlaw; S.J. Thompson; A.C. Kaplan; M. Flaska; A. Enqvist; J.T. Johnson; S.M. Watson

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Fast Switching Ferroelectric Materials for Accelerator Applications  

SciTech Connect

Fast switching (<10 nsec) measurement results on the recently developed BST(M) (barium strontium titanium oxide composition with magnesium-based additions) ferroelectric materials are presented. These materials can be used as the basis for new advanced technology components suitable for high-gradient accelerators. A ferroelectric ceramic has an electric field-dependent dielectric permittivity that can be altered by applying a bias voltage. Ferroelectric materials offer significant benefits for linear collider applications, in particular, for switching and control elements where a very short response time of <10 nsec is required. The measurement results presented here show that the new BST(M) ceramic exhibits a high tunability factor: a bias field of 40-50 kV/cm reduces the permittivity by a factor of 1.3-1.5. The recently developed technology of gold biasing contact deposition on large diameter (110 cm) thin wall ferroelectric rings allowed {approx}few nsec switching times in witness sample experiments. The ferroelectric rings can be used at high pulsed power (tens of megawatts) for X-band components as well as at high average power in the range of a few kilowatts for the L-band phase-shifter, under development for optimization of the ILC rf coupling. Accelerator applications include fast active X-band and Ka-band high-power ferroelectric switches, high-power X-band and L-band phase shifters, and tunable dielectric-loaded accelerating structures.

Kanareykin, A.; Schoessow, P. [Euclid Techlabs LLC, Solon, OH 44139 (United States); Nenasheva, E. [Ceramics Co. Ltd, St.Petersburg 194223 (Russian Federation); Yakovlev, V. [Omega-P Inc., New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Dedyk, A.; Karmanenko, S.; Kozyrev, A.; Osadchy, V.; Kosmin, D.; Semenov, A. [St. Petersburg Electrical Engineering University, St. Petersburg 197376 (Russian Federation)

2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

437

Flexible Conversion Ratio Fast Reactor Systems Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conceptual designs of lead-cooled and liquid salt-cooled fast flexible conversion ratio reactors were developed. Both concepts have cores reated at 2400 MWt placed in a large-pool-type vessel with dual-free level, which also contains four intermediate heat exchanges coupling a primary coolant to a compact and efficient supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle power conversion system. Decay heat is removed passively using an enhanced Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System and a Passive Secondary Auxiliary Cooling System. The most important findings were that (1) it is feasible to design the lead-cooled and salt-cooled reactor with the flexible conversion ratio (CR) in the range of CR=0 and CR=1 n a manner that achieves inherent reactor shutdown in unprotected accidents, (2) the salt-cooled reactor requires Lithium thermal Expansion Modules to overcme the inherent salt coolant's large positive coolant temperature reactivity coefficient, (3) the preferable salt for fast spectrum high power density cores is NaCl-Kcl-MgCl2 as opposed to fluoride salts due to its better themal-hydraulic and neutronic characteristics, and (4) both reactor, but attain power density 3 times smaller than that of the sodium-cooled reactor.

Neil Todreas; Pavel Hejzlar

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The thermodynamic cost of fast thought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

After more than sixty years, Shannon's research1-3 continues to raise fundamental questions, such as the one formulated by Luce4,5, which is still unanswered: "Why is information theory not very applicable to psychological problems, despite apparent similarities of concepts?" On this topic, Pinker6, one of the foremost defenders of the computational theory of mind6, has argued that thought is simply a type of computation, and that the gap between human cognition and computational models may be illusory. In this context, in his latest book, titled Thinking Fast and Slow8, Kahneman7,8 provides further theoretical interpretation by differentiating the two assumed systems of the cognitive functioning of the human mind. He calls them intuition (system 1) determined to be an associative (automatic, fast and perceptual) machine, and reasoning (system 2) required to be voluntary and to operate logical- deductively. In this paper, we propose an ansatz inspired by Ausubel's learning theory for investigating, from the c...

de Castro, Alexandre

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

FastAero A Precorrected FFT Fast Multipole Tree Steady and Unsteady Potential Flow Solver  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper a precorrected FFT-Fast Multipole Tree (pFFT-FMT) method for solving the potential flow around arbitrary three dimensional bodies is presented. The method takes advantage of the efficiency of the pFFT and FMT ...

Willis, David

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MPACT Fast Neutron Multiplicity System Design Concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents work performed by Idaho National Laboratory and the University of Michigan in fiscal year (FY) 2012 to examine design parameters related to the use of fast-neutron multiplicity counting for assaying plutonium for materials protection, accountancy, and control purposes. This project seeks to develop a new type of neutron-measurement-based plutonium assay instrument suited for assaying advanced fuel cycle materials. Some current-concept advanced fuels contain high concentrations of plutonium; some of these concept fuels also contain other fissionable actinides besides plutonium. Because of these attributes the neutron emission rates of these new fuels may be much higher, and more difficult to interpret, than measurements made of plutonium-only materials. Fast neutron multiplicity analysis is one approach for assaying these advanced nuclear fuels. Studies have been performed to assess the conceptual performance capabilities of a fast-neutron multiplicity counter for assaying plutonium. Comparisons have been made to evaluate the potential improvements and benefits of fast-neutron multiplicity analyses versus traditional thermal-neutron counting systems. Fast-neutron instrumentation, using for example an array of liquid scintillators such as EJ-309, have the potential to either a) significantly reduce assay measurement times versus traditional approaches, for comparable measurement precision values, b) significantly improve assay precision values, for measurement durations comparable to current-generation technology, or c) moderating improve both measurement precision and measurement durations versus current-generation technology. Using the MCNPX-PoliMi Monte Carlo simulation code, studies have been performed to assess the doubles-detection efficiency for a variety of counter layouts of cylindrical liquid scintillator detector cells over one, two, and three rows. Ignoring other considerations, the best detector design is the one with the most detecting volume. However, operational limitations guide a) the maximum acceptable size of each detector cell (due to PSD performance and maximum-acceptable per-channel data throughput rates, limited by pulse pile-up and the processing rate of the electronics components of the system) and b) the affordability of a system due to the number of total channels of data to be collected and processed. As a first estimate, it appears that a system comprised of two rows of detectors 5" ? 3" would yield a working prototype system with excellent performance capabilities for assaying Pu-containing items and capable of handling high signal rates likely when measuring items with Pu and other actinides. However, it is still likely that gamma-ray shielding will be needed to reduce the total signal rate in the detectors. As a first step prior to working with these larger-sized detectors, it may be practical to perform scoping studies using small detectors, such as already-on-hand 3" ? 3" detectors.

D. L. Chichester; S. A. Pozzi; J. L. Dolan; M. T. Kinlaw; A. C. Kaplan; M. Flaska; A. Enqvist; J. T. Johnsom; S. M. Watson

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of locating a leaking fuel element in a fast breeder power reactor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Leaking fuel elements in a fast reactor are identified by measuring the ratio of .sup.134 Xe to .sup.133 Xe in the reactor cover gas following detection of a fuel element leak, this ratio being indicative of the power and burnup of the failed fuel element. This procedure can be used to identify leaking fuel elements in a power breeder reactor while continuing operation of the reactor since the ratio measured is that of the gases stored in the plenum of the failed fuel element. Thus, use of a cleanup system for the cover gas makes it possible to identify sequentially a multiplicity of leaking fuel elements without shutting the reactor down.

Honekamp, John R. (Downers Grove, IL); Fryer, Richard M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Western Pond Turtle Head-starting and Reintroduction; 2004-2005 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report covers the results of the western pond turtle head-starting and reintroduction project for the period of October 2004-September 2005. Wild hatchling western pond turtles from the Columbia River Gorge were reared at the Woodland Park and Oregon Zoos in 2004 and 2005 as part of the recovery effort for this Washington State endangered species. The objective of the program is to reduce losses to introduced predators like bullfrogs and largemouth bass by raising the hatchlings to a size where they are too large to be eaten by most of these predators. Thirty-five turtles were placed at the Woodland Park Zoo and 53 at the Oregon Zoo. Of these, 77 head-started juvenile turtles were released at three sites in the Columbia Gorge in 2005. Four were held back to attain more growth in captivity. Eleven were released at the Klickitat ponds, 22 at the Klickitat lake, 39 at the Skamania site, and 5 at Pierce National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). This brought the total number of head-start turtles released since 1991 to 257 for the Klickitat ponds, 136 for the Klickitat lake, 206 for the Skamania pond complex, and 255 at Pierce NWR. In 2005, 34 females from the two Columbia Gorge populations were equipped with transmitters and monitored for nesting activity. Twenty-four nests were located and protected; these produced 90 hatchlings. The hatchlings were collected in September and transported to the Oregon and Woodland Park zoos for rearing in the head-start program. During the 2005 field season trapping effort, 486 western pond turtles were captured in the Columbia Gorge, including 430 previously head-started turtles. These recaptures, together with confirmed nesting by head-start females and visual resightings, indicate the program is succeeding in boosting juvenile recruitment to increase the populations. Records were also collected on 216 individual painted turtles captured in 2005 during trapping efforts at Pierce NWR, to gather baseline information on this native population. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) funded approximately 75% of program activities in the Columbia River Gorge from October 2004 through September 2005.

Van Leuven, Susan; Allen, Harriet; Slavin, Kate (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Management Program, Olympia, WA)

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Method for making nanoporous hydrophobic coatings  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A simple coating method is used to form nanoporous hydrophobic films that can be used as optical coatings. The method uses evaporation-induced self-assembly of materials. The coating method starts with a homogeneous solution comprising a hydrophobic polymer and a surfactant polymer in a selective solvent. The solution is coated onto a substrate. The surfactant polymer forms micelles with the hydrophobic polymer residing in the particle core when the coating is dried. The surfactant polymer can be dissolved and selectively removed from the separated phases by washing with a polar solvent to form the nanoporous hydrophobic film.

Fan, Hongyou

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

444

Making STEM Personal | Department of Energy  

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

Making STEM Personal Making STEM Personal Making STEM Personal March 29, 2013 - 3:51pm Addthis Occupations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are among the fastest growing fields, offering well-paying opportunities to better explore, understand, and improve the world. To celebrate Women's History Month, DOE recently introduced an online Women @ Energy series that profiles DOE women involved in STEM., Included in the Women @ Energy series are OE's Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman and Carol Hawk who manages the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Program. In her profile, Pat Hoffman talks about being inspired by her aunt who worked in the scientific field, a woman who excited Pat's imagination: "She told me about all of the different materials that were going to be

445

Naturalistic Decision Making for Power System Operators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Motivation Investigations of large-scale outages in the North American interconnected electric system often attribute the causes to three Ts: Trees, Training and Tools. To document and understand the mental processes used by expert operators when making critical decisions, a naturalistic decision making (NDM) model was developed. Transcripts of conversations were analyzed to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. Findings/Design An item analysis indicated that the operators Situation Awareness Levels, mental models, and mental simulations can be mapped at different points in the training scenario. This may identify improved training methods or analytical/ visualization tools. Originality/Value This study applies for the first time, the concepts of Recognition Primed Decision Making, Situation Awareness Levels and Cognitive Task Analysis to training of electric power system operators. Take away message The NDM approach provides a viable framework for systematic training management to accelerate learning in simulator-based training scenarios for power system operators and teams.

Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin; Robinson, Marck; Ey, Pamela

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Method for making radioactive metal articles having small dimensions  

SciTech Connect

A method for making a radioactive article such as wire, includes the steps of providing a metal article having a first shape, such a cylinder, that is either radioactive itself or can be converted to a second, radioactive isotope by irradiation; melting the metal article one or more times; optionally adding an alloying metal to the molten metal in order to enhance ductility or other properties; placing the metal article having the first shape (e.g., cylindrical) into a cavity in the interior of an extrusion body (e.g., a cylinder having a cylindrical cavity therein); extruding the extrusion body and the article having the first shape located in the cavity therein, resulting in an elongated extrusion body and an article having a second shape; removing the elongated extrusion body, for example by chemical means, leaving the elongated inner article substantially intact; optionally repeating the extrusion procedure one or more times; and then drawing the elongated article to still further elongate it, into wire, foil, or another desired shape. If the starting metal is enriched in a radioactive isotope or a precursor thereof, the end product can provide a more intense radiation source than conventionally manufactured radioactive wire, foil, or the like.

Ohriner, Evan K. (Knoxville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Summary of Fast Pyrolysis and Upgrading GHG Analyses  

SciTech Connect

The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 established new renewable fuel categories and eligibility requirements (EPA 2010). A significant aspect of the National Renewable Fuel Standard 2 (RFS2) program is the requirement that the life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of a qualifying renewable fuel be less than the life cycle GHG emissions of the 2005 baseline average gasoline or diesel fuel that it replaces. Four levels of reduction are required for the four renewable fuel standards. Table 1 lists these life cycle performance improvement thresholds. Table 1. Life Cycle GHG Thresholds Specified in EISA Fuel Type Percent Reduction from 2005 Baseline Renewable fuel 20% Advanced biofuel 50% Biomass-based diesel 50% Cellulosic biofuel 60% Notably, there is a specialized subset of advanced biofuels that are the cellulosic biofuels. The cellulosic biofuels are incentivized by the Cellulosic Biofuel Producer Tax Credit (26 USC 40) to stimulate market adoption of these fuels. EISA defines a cellulosic biofuel as follows (42 USC 7545(o)(1)(E)): The term cellulosic biofuel means renewable fuel derived from any cellulose, hemicellulose, or lignin that is derived from renewable biomass and that has lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions, as determined by the Administrator, that are at least 60 percent less than the baseline lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions. As indicated, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sole responsibility for conducting the life cycle analysis (LCA) and making the final determination of whether a given fuel qualifies under these biofuel definitions. However, there appears to be a need within the LCA community to discuss and eventually reach consensus on discerning a 5059 % GHG reduction from a ? 60% GHG reduction for policy, market, and technology development. The level of specificity and agreement will require additional development of capabilities and time for the sustainability and analysis community, as illustrated by the rich dialogue and convergence around the energy content and GHG reduction of cellulosic ethanol (an example of these discussions can be found in Wang 2011). GHG analyses of fast pyrolysis technology routes are being developed and will require significant work to reach the levels of development and maturity of cellulosic ethanol models. This summary provides some of the first fast pyrolysis analyses and clarifies some of the reasons for differing results in an effort to begin the convergence on assumptions, discussion of quality of models, and harmonization.

Snowden-Swan, Lesley J.; Male, Jonathan L.

2012-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

448

Making the most of residential photovoltaic systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Making the Most of Residential Photovoltaic Systems, was recently produced by NREL Communications and Public Affairs. It showcases a demonstration project in Florida that produced some remarkable results by incorporating both energy efficiency and photovoltaic systems into newly built housing. The brochure points up the benefits of making wise personal choices about energy use, and how large-scale use of advanced energy technologies can benefit the nation. This is one of a series of brochures that presents stimulating information about photovoltaics, with a goal of helping to push this technology into the power-generation mix in different utilities, communities, and states.

Moon, S.; Parker, D.; Hayter, S.

1999-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Iowa Start-up May Be "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" |  

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

May Be "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" May Be "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" Iowa Start-up May Be "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" August 4, 2011 - 1:09pm Addthis Company Licenses Technology from Ames Laboratory to Produce Titanium Powder for Use in Military, Biomedical and Aerospace Components Washington, DC -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced that an Iowa based start-up company has been selected to participate in the Department of Energy's "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge. Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies (IPAT) has signed a technology license agreement to use technologies developed by Ames Laboratory to produce fine titanium powder that can be used to improve military, biomedical and aerospace components, and can possibly be used in

450

Major Projects with Quick Starts & Jobs Creation Office of Clean Coal  

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

Projects with Quick Starts & Jobs Creation Projects with Quick Starts & Jobs Creation Office of Clean Coal Summary of Projects and Job Creation The following table outlines the near-term possibilities for projects that capture and sequester carbon from coal-based systems. The potential jobs associated with these activities are listed along with likely construction and operation dates. Since the funding is primarily for construction and associated activities, a rough estimate of 30 job years per $1 million dollars expended was used. COAL/CCS PROJECTS & JOBS CREATION GOV'T INDUSTRY TOTAL TOTAL FUNDING FUNDING FUNDING AWARD JOB PROGRAM/PROJECT ($Million) ($Million) ($Million) DATE CONSTRUCT OPERATE YEARS Current CCPI 440 660 1,100 2010 late 2011 2014 33,000 CCPI Plus $1000M for Additional Projects 1000 1000 2,000 2010 late 2011 2014 60,000

451

Exploration of cloud computing late start LDRD #149630 : Raincoat. v. 2.1.  

SciTech Connect

This report contains documentation from an interoperability study conducted under the Late Start LDRD 149630, Exploration of Cloud Computing. A small late-start LDRD from last year resulted in a study (Raincoat) on using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to enhance security in a hybrid cloud environment. Raincoat initially explored the use of OpenVPN on IPv4 and demonstrates that it is possible to secure the communication channel between two small 'test' clouds (a few nodes each) at New Mexico Tech and Sandia. We extended the Raincoat study to add IPSec support via Vyatta routers, to interface with a public cloud (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)), and to be significantly more scalable than the previous iteration. The study contributed to our understanding of interoperability in a hybrid cloud.

Echeverria, Victor T.; Metral, Michael David; Leger, Michelle A.; Gabert, Kasimir Georg; Edgett, Patrick Garrett; Thai, Tan Q.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration of cloud computing late start LDRD #149630 : Raincoat. v. 2.1.  

SciTech Connect

This report contains documentation from an interoperability study conducted under the Late Start LDRD 149630, Exploration of Cloud Computing. A small late-start LDRD from last year resulted in a study (Raincoat) on using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to enhance security in a hybrid cloud environment. Raincoat initially explored the use of OpenVPN on IPv4 and demonstrates that it is possible to secure the communication channel between two small 'test' clouds (a few nodes each) at New Mexico Tech and Sandia. We extended the Raincoat study to add IPSec support via Vyatta routers, to interface with a public cloud (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)), and to be significantly more scalable than the previous iteration. The study contributed to our understanding of interoperability in a hybrid cloud.

Echeverria, Victor T.; Metral, Michael David; Leger, Michelle A.; Gabert, Kasimir Georg; Edgett, Patrick Garrett; Thai, Tan Q.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Methanogenic Population Dynamics during Start-Up of Anaerobic Digesters Treating Municipal Solid Waste  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: An aggressive start-up strategy was used to initiate codigestion in two anaerobic, continuously mixed bench-top reactors at mesophilic (37C) and thermophilic (55C) conditions. The digesters were inoculated with mesophilic anaerobic sewage sludge and cattle manure and were fed a mixture of simulated municipal solid waste and biosolids in proportions that reflect U.S. production rates. The design organic loading rate was 3.1 kg volatile solids/m 3 /day and the retention time was 20 days. Ribosomal RNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes were used to determine the methanogenic community structure in the inocula and the digesters. Chemical analyses were performed to evaluate digester performance. The aggressive start-up strategy was successful for the thermophilic reactor, despite the use of a

Biosolids; Matt E. Griffin; Katherine D. Mcmahon; Roderick I. Mackie; Lutgarde Raskin

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Method and apparatus for operating a self-starting air heating system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A self-starting, fuel fired, air heating system including a fuel burner fired vapor generator, a turbine, and a condenser connected in a closed circuit such that the vapor output from the vapor generator is conducted to the turbine and then to the condenser where it is condensed for return to the vapor generator. The turbine drives an air blower which passes air over the condenser for cooling the condenser and heating the air. Also, a condensate pump is driven by the turbine. The disclosure is particularly concerned with a method and apparatus which on start-up prevents the vapor generator's vapor output from being conducted to the turbine until a predetermined pressure differential has been achieved. However, after the vapor flow is once permitted, it cannot again be prevented until after the fuel burner has been shut off and restarted.

Heinrich, Charles E. (Mentor, OH)

1983-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

455

Commissioning and Start Up of a 110 MegaWatt Cogeneration Facility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

"In December of 1987, Union Carbide successfully brought on line a 110,000 KVA combined cycle cogeneration facility. The construction, commissioning and start up of this complex facility was accomplished in a remarkably short twelve months. As with all projects of any magnitude, there were several technical challenges that developed during the course of the year. These challenges and the Project Team response will be discussed in some detail. Some areas include: 1. Procurement 2. Technical review of specs and drawings 3. Existing manufacturing facility constraints 4. Mechanical problems 5. Electrical problems 6. Control system / instrumentation problems The commissioning and start up had to be coordinated with existing Plant operations. As a result of the Project Team's efforts, the cogeneration facility achieved 100% of design output on December 22, 1987 without any significant impact on the manufacturing facility."

Good, R.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Quantization effects and stabilization of the fast-Kalman algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The exact and actual cause of the failure of the fast-Kalman algorithm due to the generation and propagation of finite-precision or quantization error is presented. It is demonstrated that out of all the formulas that constitute this fast Recursive Least ... Keywords: Kalman filtering, adaptive algorithms, finite-precision error in RLS algorithms, quantization error in fast-Kalman algorithm, recursive least squares filtering

Constantin Papaodysseus; Constantin Alexiou; George Roussopoulos; Athanasios Panagopoulos

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Re-START: The second operational test of the String Thermionic Assembly Research Testbed  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The second operational test of the String Thermionic Assembly Research Testbed -- Re-START -- was carried out from June 9 to June 14, 1997. This test series was designed to help qualify and validate the designs and test methods proposed for the Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS) power converters for use during critical evaluations of the complete ISUS bimodal system during the Engine Ground Demonstration (EGD). The test article consisted of eight ISUS prototype thermionic converter diodes electrically connected in series.

Wyant, F.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Luchau, D. [TEAM Specialty Services, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); McCarson, T.D. [New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Acceleration of Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations Using Deterministic-Based Starting Sources  

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A new automatic approach that uses approximate deterministic solutions for providing the starting fission source for Monte Carlo eigenvalue calculations was evaluated in this analysis. By accelerating the Monte Carlo source convergence and decreasing the number of cycles that has to be skipped before the tallies estimation, this approach was found to increase the efficiency of the overall simulation, even with the inclusion of the extra computational time required by the deterministic calculation. This approach was also found to increase the reliability of the Monte Carlo criticality calculations of loosely coupled systems because the use of the better starting source reduces the likelihood of producing an undersampled k{sub eff} due to the inadequate source convergence. The efficiency improvement was demonstrated using two of the standard test problems devised by the OECD/NEA Expert Group on Source Convergence in Criticality-Safety Analysis to measure the source convergence in Monte Carlo criticality calculations. For a fixed uncertainty objective, this approach increased the efficiency of the overall simulation by factors between 1.2 and 3 depending on the difficulty of the source convergence in these problems. The reliability improvement was demonstrated in a modified version of the 'k{sub eff} of the world' problem that was specifically designed to demonstrate the limitations of the current Monte Carlo power iteration techniques. For this problem, the probability of obtaining a clearly undersampled k{sub eff} decreased from 5% with a uniform starting source to zero with a deterministic starting source when batch sizes with more than 15,000 neutron/cycle were used.

Ibrahim, A. [University of Wisconsin; Peplow, Douglas E. [ORNL; Wagner, John C [ORNL; Mosher, Scott W [ORNL; Evans, Thomas M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Climate-Compatible Development Plans and Building of Regional and Local Capacities Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Climate-Compatible Development Plans and Building of Regional and Local Capacities Name Dominican Republic-Fast-Track Development of Transformative Climate-Compatible Development Plans and Building of Regional and Local Capacities Agency/Company /Organization Coalition for Rainforest Nations Focus Area Economic Development Topics Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Guide/manual, Presentation Website http://www.rainforestcoalition Country Dominican Republic UN Region Caribbean

460

Fast-Charging Demonstration at Buffalo Rock Bottling Company  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A six-month field study has demonstrated successful use of fast-charging technology on forklifts in a high-utilization, 24-hour, three-shift operation.

1999-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Ultra-Fast Calorimetry for Studies of Crystallization in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Ultra-Fast Calorimetry for Studies of Crystallization in Chalcogenides for Phase-Change Memory. Author(s), A. L. Greer. On-Site Speaker...

462

Fast Magnetic Reconnection: Bridging Laboratory and Space Plasma...  

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include sawtooth crashes in tokamaks, substorms in the Earth's Magnetosphere, eruptive solar flares, and more recent- ly, fast reconnection in laser-produced high energy density...

463

"Fast Magnetic Reconnection: Bridging Laboratory and Space Plasma...  

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include sawtooth crashes in tokamaks, substorms in the Earth's Magnetosphere, eruptive solar flares, and more recent- ly, fast reconnection in laser-produced high energy density...

464

Fast Local Search for the Maximum Independent Set Problem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jan 29, 2008 ... Fast Local Search for the Maximum Independent Set Problem. Diogo V. Andrade (diogo ***at*** google.com) Mauricio G. C. Resende (mgcr...

465

Dielectric liquid ionization chambers for detecting fast neutrons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Three ionization chambers with different geometries have been constructed and filled with dielectric liquids for detection of fast neutrons. The three dielectric liquids studied were Tetramethylsilane (TMS), Tetramethylpentane ...

Boyd, Erin M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Control rod assembly for liquid metal fast breeder reactors  

SciTech Connect

This standard establishes the requirements for fabrication, testing, and inspection of control rod assemblies for use in liquid metal fast breeder reactors.

1978-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

467

Controlling biomass properties for optimizing fast pyrolysis products.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The energy future of the United States is likely to include a large number of traditional and alternative energy sources and technologies. Fast pyrolysis has (more)

Jeffrey, Brandon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Understanding the product distribution from biomass fast pyrolysis.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Fast pyrolysis of biomass is an attractive route to transform solid biomass into a liquid bio-oil, which has been envisioned as a renewable substitute for (more)

Patwardhan, Pushkaraj Ramchandra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Argonne fast-reactor pioneer receives international prize  

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Argonne fast-reactor pioneer receives international prize Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About...

470

Fast magnetosonic wave propagation and absorption in Tokamaks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fast magnetostatic wave propagation and absorption in a tokamak model consisting of an axially symmetric cylindrical plasma column with a radially varying density profile is considered.

Phillips, C.K.; Perkins, F.W.; Hwang, D.Q.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Materials for Fast Charging and ...  

Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Materials for Fast Charging and Improved Safety Technology Summary ... a great low cost substitute for cobalt, were

472

Mechanical Testing of Core Fast Reactor Materials for the Advanced ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To achieve this goal, the core fast reactor materials (cladding and duct) must be ... in situ Mechanical Test Methods in the US Fusion Reactor Materials Program.

473

Pulse Shape Discrimination for a Fast Neutron Detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... as well as security applications such as detection of contraband fissile materials. Fast neutrons deposit energy in the scintillator by nuclear recoil ...

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

474

HIGH-SPEED IMAGER FOR FAST, TRANSIENT EVENTS AT NIF  

Facility. HIGH-SPEED IMAGER . FOR FAST, TRANSIENT ... GATOR can convert x rays and other types of radiation to coherent optical radiation, which can be transported and

475

Insanely Fast Microprocessor Shop - Vulnerability Assessment Team - Nuclear  

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Insanely Fast Microprocessor Shop Insanely Fast Microprocessor Shop VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned New Seals Types of Seals Seals References Selected VAT Papers Selected VAT Papers Selected Invited Talks Self-Assessment Survey Security Maxims Devil's Dictionary of Security Terms

476

Hydro-FAST Axial Flow Simulation Code Development  

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strategy Summary of work to date * HydroTurbSim (turbulence) * MAP (mooring) * HydroFAST (hydro-servo-elastic) Path forward Aquantis Verdant NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY...

477

K:\\Web\\WebMirror2\\ospa\\policiesandprocedures\\Allowability of B I start up costs Policy-1-12.doc SPA Procedure for Allowable B&I Clinical Trial Start-Up Costs  

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K:\\Web\\WebMirror2\\ospa\\policiesandprocedures\\Allowability of B I start up costs Policy-1-12.doc SPA

Amin, S. Massoud

478

A system for fast neutron radiography  

SciTech Connect

A system has been designed and a neutron generator installed to perform fast neutron radiography. With this sytem, objects as small as a coin or as large as a waste drum can be radiographed. The neutron source is an MF Physics A-711 neutron generator which produces 3x10{sup 10} neutrons/second with an average energy of 14.5 MeV. The radiography system uses x-ray scintillation screens and film in commercially available cassettes. The cassettes have been modified to include a thin sheet of plastic to convert neutrons to protons through elastic scattering from hydrogen and other low Z materials in the plastic. For film densities from 1.8 to 3.0, exposures range from 1.9x10{sup 7} to 3.8x10{sup 8} n/cm{sup 2} depending on the type of screen and film.

Klann, R.T.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Fast adaptive elliptical filtering using box splines  

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We demonstrate that it is possible to filter an image with an elliptic window of varying size, elongation and orientation with a fixed computational cost per pixel. Our method involves the application of a suitable global pre-integrator followed by a pointwise-adaptive localization mesh. We present the basic theory for the 1D case using a B-spline formalism and then appropriately extend it to 2D using radially-uniform box splines. The size and ellipticity of these radially-uniform box splines is adaptively controlled. Moreover, they converge to Gaussians as the order increases. Finally, we present a fast and practical directional filtering algorithm that has the capability of adapting to the local image features.

Chaudhury, Kunal Narayan; Unser, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Update; Sodium advanced fast reactor (SAFR) concept  

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This paper reports on the sodium advanced fast reactor (SAFR) concept developed by the team of Rockwell International, Combustion Engineering, and Bechtel during the 3-year period extending from January 1985 to December 1987 as one element in the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor Program. In January 1988, the team was expanded to include Duke Engineering and Services, Inc., and the concept development was extended under DOE's Program for Improvement in Advanced Modular LMR Design. The SAFR plant concept employs a 450-MWe pool-type liquid metal cooled reactor as its basic module. The reactor assembly module is a standardized shop-fabricated unit that can be shipped to the plant site by barge for installation. Shop fabrication minimizes nuclear-grade field fabrication and reduces the plant construction schedule. Reactor modules can be used individually or in multiples at a given site to supply the needed generating capacity.

Oldenkamp, R.D.; Brunings, J.E. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (USA)); Guenther, E. (Combustion Engineering, Windsor, CT (US)); Hren, R. (Bechtel National Inc., San Francisco, CA (US))

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

One more experiment on "fast-light"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Contemporary observational and theoretical studies on the temporal nature of microscopic measurements renewed the discussion about the fundamental constants, leading to the possibility of light speed variation and superluminal pulse propagation. Gain assisted experiments using anomalous dispersion near an absorption line in atomic gas, a "fast - light" medium, seem to lead to a wave group velocity vG exceeding c, the vacuum speed of light; moreover, definition of the information velocity vi sets the question of interpretation of the three speeds: one view is that vi = vG, but this violates Causality; another view is that vi = c in all situations, but this limits, a priori, the transport of information. Another view is that vi, vG and c are distinct. This contribution follows the last possibility. A draft discussion on space-time is given.

R Assumpcao

2003-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

482

Fast-acting nuclear reactor control device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention consists of a fast-acting nuclear reactor control device for moving and positioning a safety control rod to desired elevations within the core of the reactor between a run position in which the safety control rod is outside the reactor core, and a shutdown position in which the rod is fully inserted in the reactor core. The device employs a hydraulic pump motor, an electric gear motor, and a solenoid valve to drive the safety control rod into the reactor core through the entire stroke of the safety control rod. An overrunning clutch, allows the safety control rod to freely travel toward a safe position in the event of a partial drive system failure.

Kotlyar, O.M.; West, P.B.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

483

Specialists' workshop on fast pyrolysis of biomass  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This workshop brought together most of those who are currently working in or have published significant findings in the area of fast pyrolysis of biomass or biomass-derived materials, with the goal of attaining a better understanding of the dominant mechanisms which produce olefins, oxygenated liquids, char, and tars. In addition, background papers were given in hydrocarbon pyrolysis, slow pyrolysis of biomass, and techniques for powdered-feedstock preparation in order that the other papers did not need to introduce in depth these concepts in their presentations for continuity. In general, the authors were requested to present summaries of experimental data with as much interpretation of that data as possible with regard to mechanisms and process variables such as heat flux, temperatures, partial pressure, feedstock, particle size, heating rates, residence time, etc. Separate abstracts have been prepared of each presentation for inclusion in the Energy Data Base. (DMC)

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Fast Camera Imaging of Hall Thruster Ignition  

SciTech Connect

Hall thrusters provide efficient space propulsion by electrostatic acceleration of ions. Rotating electron clouds in the thruster overcome the space charge limitations of other methods. Images of the thruster startup, taken with a fast camera, reveal a bright ionization period which settles into steady state operation over 50 ?s. The cathode introduces azimuthal asymmetry, which persists for about 30 ?s into the ignition. Plasma thrusters are used on satellites for repositioning, orbit correction and drag compensation. The advantage of plasma thrusters over conventional chemical thrusters is that the exhaust energies are not limited by chemical energy to about an electron volt. For xenon Hall thrusters, the ion exhaust velocity can be 15-20 km/s, compared to 5 km/s for a typical chemical thruster

C.L. Ellison, Y. Raitses and N.J. Fisch

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

485

Sustainability in Real Estate- "Do Green Buildings make Investors Happy?"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

If you dont join in, you have lost already! or Green Building is just a trend.- Quotes like these have dominated the real estate press over the past year. Who will prove right in the end? It will soon be decided when real estate assessors and chartered surveyors start accounting for energy efficiency, the health and comfort issues of occupants as well as other sustainability aspects. Occupants are already showing interest in the sustainability issues of their real estate. According to an opinion poll completed in June 2008 among tenants of Union Investment Real Estate AG, 68 percent of tenants would be willing to pay a premium for renewable energy sources enhancing the efficiency of energy consumption in their buildings. After all, service charges will be lower with new technology and after the implementation of a coherent sustainability strategy tenants will benefit from a higher quality work environment. An even higher percentage, 72 percent of tenants, state that the degree of sustainability of the building has an influence on future decisions to rent or not to rent in a given building. Tenant preferences not only make the sustainability of real estate economically relevant but also make it key to a real estate portfolio, which is able to survive the next cycle with lower vacancy rates and higher yields as it accounts for the needs of the occupants as well as for the high standards of multinational corporations. The latter often have to show their ethical behavior in annual reports. Members of the carbon disclosure project, for instance, need to declare their CO- footprint regularly throughout the fiscal year. In the end the financial performance of real estate is determined by the preferences of the occupants. As such it becomes obvious why sustainable real estate is in the investors best interest. High ethical standards and entrepreneurial responsibility prompted Union Investment Real Estate AG to get involved and participate in the activities of the German sustainable building council (DGNB). Its goal is to develop a system for certification comparable to established international standards like LEED or BREEAM. A wide variety of interest groups within the construction and real estate industry work together with the DGNB to measure and map specific criteria and the requirements of sustainability in the German market. Union Investment Real Estate AG is convinced that "Green Building" is an irreversible development, as it results in ecologically and socially reasonable investments and demonstrates the responsible attitude of the industry in times of ever increasing energy costs, which also makes it a plain economic necessity to act sustainably.

Bode, R.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Disconnecting Experience: Making World-Class Roads in Mumbai  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mumbai into the post-liberalisation era of modernity.Our three-way fast-lane of liberalisation, privatisation and

Anand, Nikhil

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Is conservation triage just smart decision making?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Is conservation triage just smart decision making? Madeleine C. Bottrill1 , Liana N. Joseph1, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia 4 Landcare Research, Private Bag 1930, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand Conservation efforts and emergency medicine face com- parable problems: how to use scarce resources wisely to conserve

Kark, Salit

488

Using arguments for making and explaining decisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Arguments play two different roles in day life decisions, as well as in the discussion of more crucial issues. Namely, they help to select one or several alternatives, or to explain and justify an already adopted choice. This paper proposes the first ... Keywords: Argumentation, Decision making

Leila Amgoud; Henri Prade

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Method of making porous ceramic fluoride  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for making a porous ceramic composite where fumed silica particles are coated with a nitrate, preferably aluminum nitrate. Next the nitrate is converted to an oxide and formed into a desired configuration. This configuration is heated to convert the oxide to an oxide silicate which is then react with HF, resulting in the fluoride ceramic, preferably aluminum fluoride.

Reiner, Robert H. (Knoxville, TN); Holcombe, Cressie E. (Farragut, TN)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Method for making adhesive from biomass  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for making adhesive from biomass. A liquefaction oil is prepared from lignin-bearing plant material and a phenolic fraction is extracted therefrom. The phenolic fraction is reacted with formaldehyde to yield a phenol-formaldehyde resin. 2 figures.

Russell, J.A.; Riemath, W.F.

1984-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

491

Method for making adhesive from biomass  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for making adhesive from biomass. A liquefaction oil is prepared from lignin-bearing plant material and a phenolic fraction is extracted therefrom. The phenolic fraction is reacted with formaldehyde to yield a phenol-formaldehyde resin.

Russell, Janet A. (Richland, WA); Riemath, William F. (Pasco, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Hollow nanocrystals and method of making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Described herein are hollow nanocrystals having various shapes that can be produced by a simple chemical process. The hollow nanocrystals described herein may have a shell as thin as 0.5 nm and outside diameters that can be controlled by the process of making.

Alivisatos, A. Paul (Oakland, CA); Yin, Yadong (Moreno Valley, CA); Erdonmez, Can Kerem (Berkeley, CA)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

493

Process for making transition metal nitride whiskers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for making metal nitrides, particularly titanium nitride whiskers, using a cyanide salt as a reducing agent for a metal compound in the presence of an alkali metal oxide. Sodium cyanide, various titanates and titanium oxide mixed with sodium oxide react to provide titanium nitride whiskers that can be used as reinforcement to ceramic composites. 1 fig., 1 tab.

Bamberger, C.E.

1988-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

494

Making Music with Emagic Logic Audio  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:Making music is the main reason for Emagic Logic, and this book helps you do just that. It is completely flexible, totally user programmable, object orientated sequencer and can be set up in many ways. This has led to its difficult ...

Stephen Bennett

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

INTELLIGENCE AND POLICY-MAKING: A BIBLIOGRAPHY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Policy -- v. 4. Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism: Defending the Nation Against Hostile ForcesINTELLIGENCE AND POLICY-MAKING: A BIBLIOGRAPHY Compiled by Greta E. Marlatt Dudley Knox Library://www.nps.edu/Library/Research/Bibliographies/Intelligence/IntellPolicyBib.html #12;INTELLIGENCE

496

METHOD OF MAKING SPHERICAL ACTINIDE CARBIDE  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent describes a method of making uniform, spherical, nonpyrophoric UC. UO/sub 2/ and carbon are mixed in stoichiometric proportions and passed through a plasma flame of inert gas at 10,000 to 13,000 deg C. (AEC)

White, G.D.; O' Rourke, D.C.

1962-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

497

Fast Reactor Technology: A Path to Long-Term Energy Sustainability Position Statement  

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The American Nuclear Society believes that the development and deployment of advanced nuclear reactors based on fast-neutron fission technology is important to the sustainability, reliability, and security of the worlds long-term energy supply. Of the known and proven energy technologies, only nuclear fission can provide the large quantities of energy required by industrial societies in a sustainable and environmentally acceptable manner. Natural uranium mined from the earth's crust is composed primarily of two isotopes: 99.3 % is U-238, and 0.7 % is the fissile U-235. Nearly all current power reactors are of the thermal neutron design, and their capability to extract the potential energy in the uranium fuel is limited to less than 1 % of that available. The remainder of the potential energy is left unused in the spent fuel and in the uranium, depleted in U-235, that remains from the process of enriching the natural uranium in the isotope U-235 for use in thermal reactors. With known fast reactor technology, this unutilized energy can be harvested, thereby extending by a hundred-fold the amount of energy extracted from the same amount of mined uranium. Fast reactors can convert U-238 into fissile material at rates faster than it is consumed making it economically feasible to utilize ores with very low uranium concentrations and potentially even

unknown authors

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

The Ongoing Impact of the U.S. Fast Reactor Integral Experiments Program  

SciTech Connect

The creation of a large database of integral fast reactor physics experiments advanced nuclear science and technology in ways that were unachievable by less capital intensive and operationally challenging approaches. They enabled the compilation of integral physics benchmark data, validated (or not) analytical methods, and provided assurance of future rector designs The integral experiments performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) represent decades of research performed to support fast reactor design and our understanding of neutronics behavior and reactor physics measurements. Experiments began in 1955 with the Zero Power Reactor No. 3 (ZPR-3) and terminated with the Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR, originally the Zero Power Plutonium Reactor) in 1990 at the former ANL-West site in Idaho, which is now part of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Two additional critical assemblies, ZPR-6 and ZPR-9, operated at the ANL-East site in Illinois. A total of 128 fast reactor assemblies were constructed with these facilities [1]. The infrastructure and measurement capabilities are too expensive to be replicated in the modern era, making the integral database invaluable as the world pushes ahead with development of liquid metal cooled reactors.

John D. Bess; Michael A. Pope; Harold F. McFarlane

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Fast 704 MHz Ferroelectric Tuner for Superconducting Cavities  

SciTech Connect

The Omega-P SBIR project described in this Report has as its goal the development, test, and evaluation of a fast electrically-controlled L-band tuner for BNL Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) in the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) upgrade of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The tuner, that employs an electrically-controlled ferroelectric component, is to allow fast compensation to cavity resonance