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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor  

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC)

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor  

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

(RISMC) Advanced Test (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway research and development (R&D) is to support plant decisions for

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about LWR design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the RISMC Pathway R&D is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced “RISMC toolkit” that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. This report describes the RISMC methodology demonstration where the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) was used as a test-bed for purposes of determining safety margins. As part of the demonstration, we describe how both the thermal-hydraulics and probabilistic safety calculations are integrated and used to quantify margin management strategies.

Curtis Smith; David Schwieder; Cherie Phelan; Anh Bui; Paul Bayless

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Safety Assessment Methods using the Risk Informed Safety Margins Characterization (RISMC) Approach  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of nuclear power plants (NPPs). As the current light water reactor (LWR) NPPs age beyond 60 years, there are possibilities for increased frequency of systems, structures, and components (SSC) degradations or failures that initiate safety significant events, reduce existing accident mitigation capabilities, or create new failure modes. Plant designers commonly “over-design” portions of NPPs and provide robustness in the form of redundant and diverse engineered safety features to ensure that, even in the case of well-beyond design basis scenarios, public health and safety will be protected with a very high degree of assurance. This form of defense-in-depth is a reasoned response to uncertainties and is often referred to generically as “safety margin.” Historically, specific safety margin provisions have been formulated primarily based on engineering judgment backed by a set of conservative engineering calculations. The ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin is important to improved decision making about LWR design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margin management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. In addition, as research and development (R&D) in the LWR Sustainability (LWRS) Program and other collaborative efforts yield new data, sensors, and improved scientific understanding of physical processes that govern the aging and degradation of plant SSCs needs and opportunities to better optimize plant safety and performance will become known. To support decision making related to economics, readability, and safety, the RISMC Pathway provides methods and tools that enable mitigation options known as margins management strategies. The purpose of the RISMC Pathway R&D is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margin management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. As the lead Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory for this Pathway, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is tasked with developing and deploying methods and tools that support the quantification and management of safety margin and uncertainty.

Curtis Smith; Diego Mandelli

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robustness of RISMC Insights under Alternative Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Classifications: Draft Report under the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway of the DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program  

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The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). A technical challenge at the core of this effort is to establish the conceptual and technical feasibility of analyzing safety margin in a risk-informed way, which, unlike conventionally defined deterministic margin analysis, would be founded on probabilistic characterizations of uncertainty in SSC performance. In the context of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) technology, there has arisen a general consensus about the distinctive roles of two types of uncertainty: aleatory and epistemic, where the former represents irreducible, random variability inherent in a system, whereas the latter represents a state of knowledge uncertainty on the part of the analyst about the system which is, in principle, reducible through further research. While there is often some ambiguity about how any one contributing uncertainty in an analysis should be classified, there has nevertheless emerged a broad consensus on the meanings of these uncertainty types in the PRA setting. However, while RISMC methodology shares some features with conventional PRA, it will nevertheless be a distinctive methodology set. Therefore, the paradigms for classification of uncertainty in the PRA setting may not fully port to the RISMC environment. Yet the notion of risk-informed margin is based on the characterization of uncertainty, and it is therefore critical to establish a common understanding of uncertainty in the RISMC setting.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Eslinger, Paul W.; Johnson, Kenneth I.

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Risk-Informed Safety Margins Characterization (RISMC) PathwayTechnical Program Plan  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). As the current Light Water Reactor (LWR) NPPs age beyond 60 years, there are possibilities for increased frequency of Systems, Structures, and Components (SSCs) degradations or failures that initiate safety-significant events, reduce existing accident mitigation capabilities, or create new failure modes. Plant designers commonly “over-design” portions of NPPs and provide robustness in the form of redundant and diverse engineered safety features to ensure that, even in the case of well-beyond design basis scenarios, public health and safety will be protected with a very high degree of assurance. This form of defense-in-depth is a reasoned response to uncertainties and is often referred to generically as “safety margin.” Historically, specific safety margin provisions have been formulated, primarily based on “engineering judgment.”

Curtis Smith; Cristian Rabiti; Richard Martineau

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatment of Passive Component Reliability in Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization FY 2010 Report  

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The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). A technical challenge at the core of this effort is to establish the conceptual and technical feasibility of analyzing safety margin in a risk-informed way, which, unlike conventionally defined deterministic margin analysis, is founded on probabilistic characterizations of SSC performance.

Robert W Youngblood

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Methods Development Work  

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This report summarizes the research activity developed during the Fiscal year 2014 within the Risk Informed Safety Margin and Characterization (RISMC) pathway within the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) campaign. This research activity is complementary to the one presented in the INL/EXT-??? report which shows advances Probabilistic Risk Assessment Analysis using RAVEN and RELAP-7 in conjunction to novel flooding simulation tools. Here we present several analyses that prove the values of the RISMC approach in order to assess risk associated to nuclear power plants (NPPs). We focus on simulation based PRA which, in contrast to classical PRA, heavily employs system simulator codes. Firstly we compare, these two types of analyses, classical and RISMC, for a Boiling water reactor (BWR) station black out (SBO) initiating event. Secondly we present an extended BWR SBO analysis using RAVEN and RELAP-5 which address the comments and suggestions received about he original analysis presented in INL/EXT-???. This time we focus more on the stochastic analysis such probability of core damage and on the determination of the most risk-relevant factors. We also show some preliminary results regarding the comparison between RELAP5-3D and the new code RELAP-7 for a simplified Pressurized Water Reactors system. Lastly we present some conceptual ideas regarding the possibility to extended the RISMC capabilities from an off-line tool (i.e., as PRA analysis tool) to an online-tool. In this new configuration, RISMC capabilities can be used to assist and inform reactor operator during real accident scenarios.

Smith, Curtis L; Ma, Zhegang; Tom Riley; Mandelli, Diego; Nielsen, Joseph W; Alfonsi, Andrea; Rabiti, Cristian

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Margins Management as part of Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization  

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The ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin is important to improved decision making about Light Water Reactor (LWR) design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margin management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. In addition, as research and development in the LWR Sustainability (LWRS) Program and other collaborative efforts yield new data, sensors, and improved scientific understanding of physical processes that govern the aging and degradation of plant SSCs needs and opportunities to better optimize plant safety and performance will become known. To support decision making related to economics, readability, and safety, the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway provides methods and tools that enable mitigation options known as risk informed margins management (RIMM) strategies.

Curtis Smith

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - RISMC ATR Case Study - Final.docx  

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

2-27015 2-27015 Revision 0 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study August 2012 DOE Office of Nuclear Energy DISCLAIMER This information was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. References herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trade mark,

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A risk-informed approach to safety margins analysis  

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The Risk Informed Safety Margins Characterization (RISMC) Pathway is a systematic approach developed to characterize and quantify safety margins of nuclear power plant structures, systems and components. The model has been tested on the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Lab.

Curtis Smith; Diego Mandelli

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment to Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification  

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The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway of the DOE’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program focuses on advancing the state of the art in safety analysis and risk assessment to support decision-making on nuclear power plant operation well beyond the originally designed lifetime of the plants (i.e., beyond 60 years). Among the issues being addressed in RISMC is the significance of SSC aging and how confident we are about our understanding of its impact on the margin between the loads SSCs are expected to see during normal operation and accident conditions, and the SSC capacities (their ability to resist those loads) as the SSCs age. In this paper, a summary is provided of a case study that examines SSC aging from an environmental qualification (EQ) perspective. The case study illustrates how the state of knowledge regarding SSC margin can be characterized given the overall integrated plant design, and was developed to demonstrate a method for deciding on which cables to focus, which cables are not so important from an environmental qualification margin standpoint, and what plant design features or operating characteristics determine the role that environmental qualification plays in establishing a safety case on which decisions regarding margin can be made. The selection of cables for which demonstration of margin with respect to aging and environmental challenges uses a technique known as Prevention Analysis. Prevention Analysis is a Boolean method for optimal selection of SSCs (that is, those combinations of SSCs both necessary and sufficient to meet a predetermined selection criterion) in a manner that allows demonstration that plant-level safety can be demonstrated by the collection of selected SSCs alone. Choosing the set of SSCs that is necessary and sufficient to satisfy the safety objectives, and demonstrating that the safety objectives can be met effectively, determines where resources are best allocated to assure SSC performance margin. The paper describes the resulting component types that were selected by Prevention Analysis and identifies the accident sequence characteristics that cause these component types to be important from an EQ and aging perspective (and, hence, worthwhile evaluating the extent of safety margin). In addition, component types not selected as needing significant margin from an EQ and aging perspective are discussed and an engineering rationale is developed justifying the lack of need to apply resources to demonstrating margin for these component types. This rationale is in terms of design features of the plant and operating characteristics that make these component types less important from an EQ and aging perspective. While the case study focuses on EQ and aging of equipment and cables located inside the containment of this PWR, the prevention analysis method is demonstrated to be an effective technique for identification of minimal collections of components that would be effective in managing safety for a variety of issues associated with aging and long-term operation of the fleet of plants.

D. P. Blanchard; R. W. Youngblood

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of  

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

Case Study: Selection Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification Reference 1 discussed key elements of the process for developing a margins-based "safety case" to support safe and efficient operation for an extended period. The present report documents (in Appendix A) a case study, carrying out key steps of the Reference 1 process, using an actual plant Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) model. In general, the margins-based safety case helps the decision-maker manage plant margins most effectively. It tells the plant decision-maker such things as what margin is present (at the plant level, at the functional

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RISMC ADVANCED SAFETY ANALYSIS WORKING PLAN – FY 2015 – FY 2019  

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SUMMARY In this report, the Advanced Safety Analysis Program (ASAP) objectives and value proposition is described. ASAP focuses on modernization of nuclear power safety analysis (tools, methods and data); implementing state-of-the-art modeling techniques (which include, for example, enabling incorporation of more detailed physics as they become available); taking advantage of modern computing hardware; and combining probabilistic and mechanistic analyses to enable a risk informed safety analysis process. The modernized tools will maintain the current high level of safety in our nuclear power plant fleet, while providing an improved understanding of safety margins and the critical parameters that affect them. Thus, the set of tools will provide information to inform decisions on plant modifications, refurbishments, and surveillance programs, while improving economics. The set of tools will also benefit the design of new reactors, enhancing safety per unit cost of a nuclear plant. As part of the discussion, we have identified three sets of stakeholders, the nuclear industry, the Department of Energy (DOE), and associated oversight organizations. These three groups would benefit from ASAP in different ways. For example, within the DOE complex, the possible applications that are seen include the safety of experimental reactors, facility life extension, safety-by-design in future generation advanced reactors, and managing security for the storage of nuclear material. This report provides information in five areas: 1. A value proposition (“why is this important?”) that will make the case for stakeholder’s use of the ASAP research and development (R&D) products. 2. An identification of likely end users and pathway to adoption of enhanced tools by the end-users. 3. A proposed set of practical and achievable “use case” demonstrations. 4. A proposed plan to address ASAP verification and validation (V&V) needs. 5. A proposed schedule for the multi-year ASAP.

Ronaldo H. Szilard; Curtis L. Smith

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INL/EXT-11-22977  

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Safety Margins Characterization (RISMC) Pathway Technical Program Plan September 2013 DOE Office of Nuclear Energy DISCLAIMER This information was prepared as an account of work...

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Implementation of Stochastic Polynomials Approach in the RAVEN Code  

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RAVEN, under the support of the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program, has been tasked to provide the necessary software and algorithms to enable the application of the conceptual framework developed by the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) [1] path. RISMC is one of the paths defined under the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) DOE program.

Cristian Rabiti; Paul Talbot; Andrea Alfonsi; Diego Mandelli; Joshua Cogliati

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Technical Basis Guide Describing How to Perform Safety Margin Configuration Risk Management  

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The INL has carried out a demonstration of the RISMC approach for the purpose of configuration risk management. We have shown how improved accuracy and realism can be achieved by simulating changes in risk – as a function of different configurations – in order to determine safety margins as the plant is modified. We described the various technical issues that play a role in these configuration-based calculations with the intent that future applications can take advantage of the analysis benefits while avoiding some of the technical pitfalls that are found for these types of calculations. Specific recommendations have been provided on a variety of topics aimed at improving the safety margin analysis and strengthening the technical basis behind the analysis process.

Curtis Smith; James Knudsen; Bentley Harwood

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in  

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

Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). The methodology emerging from the RISMC pathway is not a conventional probabilistic risk assessment (PRA)-based one; rather, it relies on a reactor systems simulation framework in which

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in  

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). The methodology emerging from the RISMC pathway is not a conventional probabilistic risk assessment (PRA)-based one; rather, it relies on a reactor systems simulation framework in which

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Accident Tolerant Fuel Analysis  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway research and development (R&D) is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management by improving economics and reliability, and sustaining safety, of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced “RISMC toolkit” that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. In order to carry out the R&D needed for the Pathway, the Idaho National Laboratory is performing a series of case studies that will explore methods- and tools-development issues, in addition to being of current interest in their own right. One such study is a comparative analysis of safety margins of plants using different fuel cladding types: specifically, a comparison between current-technology Zircaloy cladding and a notional “accident-tolerant” (e.g., SiC-based) cladding. The present report begins the process of applying capabilities that are still under development to the problem of assessing new fuel designs. The approach and lessons learned from this case study will be included in future Technical Basis Guides produced by the RISMC Pathway. These guides will be the mechanism for developing the specifications for RISMC tools and for defining how plant decision makers should propose and evaluate margin recovery strategies.

Curtis Smith; Heather Chichester; Jesse Johns; Melissa Teague; Michael Tonks; Robert Youngblood

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACCIDENT TOLERANT FUEL ANALYSIS  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway research and development (R&D) is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management by improving economics and reliability, and sustaining safety, of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced “RISMC toolkit” that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. In order to carry out the R&D needed for the Pathway, the Idaho National Laboratory is performing a series of case studies that will explore methods- and tools-development issues, in addition to being of current interest in their own right. One such study is a comparative analysis of safety margins of plants using different fuel cladding types: specifically, a comparison between current-technology Zircaloy cladding and a notional “accident-tolerant” (e.g., SiC-based) cladding. The present report begins the process of applying capabilities that are still under development to the problem of assessing new fuel designs. The approach and lessons learned from this case study will be included in future Technical Basis Guides produced by the RISMC Pathway. These guides will be the mechanism for developing the specifications for RISMC tools and for defining how plant decision makers should propose and evaluate margin recovery strategies.

Smith, Curtis [Idaho National Laboratory; Chichester, Heather [Idaho National Laboratory; Johns, Jesse [Texas A& M University; Teague, Melissa [Idaho National Laboratory; Tonks, Michael Idaho National Laboratory; Youngblood, Robert [Idaho National Laboratory

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Common marginal cold pools  

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This study examines marginal cold pools forming in a shallow valley. “Marginal” refers to cold pools that are generally weak and intermittent. Nineteen stations were instrumented with sonic anemometers and accurate slow-response temperature ...

L. Mahrt; Robert Heald

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Loading margin Stable operating  

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Linear approximation at p1 Actual loading margin Loadingmargin Parameter p p1 p2 p3 IEEE Transactions collapse. Linear and quadratic estimates to the variation of the loading margin with respect to any sys power support, wheeling, load model param- eters, line susceptance, and generator dispatch. The accuracy

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CASE STUDY FOR ENHANCED ACCIDENT TOLERANCE DESIGN CHANGES  

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The ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin is important to improved decision making about Light Water Reactor (LWR) design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margin management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. In addition, as research and development in the LWR Sustainability (LWRS) Program and other collaborative efforts yield new data, sensors, and improved scientific understanding of physical processes that govern the aging and degradation of plant SSCs needs and opportunities to better optimize plant safety and performance will become known. To support decision making related to economics, readability, and safety, the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway provides methods and tools that enable mitigation options known as risk informed margins management (RIMM) strategies. The methods and tools provided by RISMC are essential to a comprehensive and integrated RIMM approach that supports effective preservation of margin for both active and passive SSCs. In this report, we discuss the methods and technologies behind RIMM for an application focused on enhanced accident tolerance design changes for a representative nuclear power plant. We look at a variety of potential plant modifications and evaluate, using the RISMC approach, the implications to safety margin for the various strategies.

Prescott, Steven [Idaho National Laboratory; Smith, Curtis [Idaho National Laboratory; Tony Koonce

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21 - 18630 of 31,917 results. 21 - 18630 of 31,917 results. Download Welcome to the Cultural Resources Newsletter http://energy.gov/downloads/welcome-cultural-resources-newsletter Download Records Schedule-UMTRA http://energy.gov/cio/downloads/records-schedule-umtra Download Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to... http://energy.gov/ne/downloads/risk-informed-safety-margin-characterization-rismc-advanced-test Download FAQS Reference Guide - Criticality Safety This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the April 2009

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Maintaining plant safety margins  

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The Final Safety Analysis Report Forms the basis of demonstrating that the plant can operate safely and meet all applicable acceptance criteria. In order to assure that this continues through each operating cycle, the safety analysis is reexamined for each reload core. Operating limits are set for each reload core to assure that safety limits and applicable acceptance criteria are not exceeded for postulated events within the design basis. These operating limits form the basis for plant operation, providing barriers on various measurable parameters. The barriers are refereed to as limiting conditions for operation (LCO). The operating limits, being influenced by many factors, can change significantly from cycle to cycle. In order to be successful in demonstrating safe operation for each reload core (with adequate operating margin), it is necessary to continue to focus on ways to maintain/improve existing safety margins. Existing safety margins are a function of the plant type (boiling water reactor/pressurized water reactor (BWR/PWR)), nuclear system supply (NSSS) vendor, operating license date, core design features, plant design features, licensing history, and analytical methods used in the safety analysis. This paper summarizes the experience at Yankee Atomic Electric Company (YAEC) in its efforts to provide adequate operating margin for the plants that it supports.

Bergeron, P.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Station Blackout: A case study in the interaction of mechanistic and probabilistic safety analysis  

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The ability to better characterize and quantify safety margins is important to improved decision making about nuclear power plant design, operation, and plant life extension. As research and development (R&D) in the light-water reactor (LWR) Sustainability (LWRS) Program and other collaborative efforts yield new data, sensors, and improved scientific understanding of physical processes that govern the aging and degradation of plant SSCs needs and opportunities to better optimize plant safety and performance will become known. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway R&D is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margin management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. In this paper, we describe the RISMC analysis process illustrating how mechanistic and probabilistic approaches are combined in order to estimate a safety margin. We use the scenario of a “station blackout” wherein offsite power and onsite power is lost, thereby causing a challenge to plant safety systems. We describe the RISMC approach, illustrate the station blackout modeling, and contrast this with traditional risk analysis modeling for this type of accident scenario.

Curtis Smith; Diego Mandelli; Cristian Rabiti

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximal rank of extremal marginal tracial states  

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States on coupled quantum system whose restrictions to each subsystems are normalized traces are called marginal tracial states. We investigate extremal marginal tracial states and maximal rank of such states. Diagonal marginal tracial states are also considered.

Hiromichi Ohno

2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Divergent/passive margin basins  

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This book discusses the detailed geology of the four divergent margin basins and establishes a set of analog scenarios which can be used for future petroleum exploration. The divergent margin basins are the Campos basin of Brazil, the Gabon basin, the Niger delta, and the basins of the northwest shelf of Australia. These four petroleum basins present a wide range of stratigraphic sequences and structural styles that represent the diverse evolution of this large and important class of world petroleum basins.

Edwards, J.D. (Shell Oil Company (US)); Santogrossi, P.A. (Shell Offshore Inc. (US))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update  

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Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update The original estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level (as reported in the Marginal Energy Prices Report, http://www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/codes_standards/applbrf/pdfs/marginal_ energy_price.pdf) was based on household energy billing data from EIA's 1993 RECS survey. When the 1997 RECS survey data became available, LBNL updated its estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level using that data. In addition, LBNL incorporated several refinements (as described below) to the marginal price estimation method it had originally developed. Presented below are the: * RECS97-based results. * Refinements to LBNL's marginal price estimation method.

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Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update  

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Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update The original estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level (as reported in the Marginal Energy Prices Report, http://www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/codes_standards/applbrf/pdfs/marginal_ energy_price.pdf) was based on household energy billing data from EIA's 1993 RECS survey. When the 1997 RECS survey data became available, LBNL updated its estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level using that data. In addition, LBNL incorporated several refinements (as described below) to the marginal price estimation method it had originally developed. Presented below are the: * RECS97-based results. * Refinements to LBNL's marginal price estimation method.

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Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin  

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Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin edited and compiled by David R. Jessey and Robert E;32009 Desert Symposium Table of contents Landscape evolution at an active plate margin: a field trip

de Lijser, Peter

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Marginal Energy Prices- RECS97 Update  

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An updated estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual house level using the 1997 RECS survey data

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South Atlantic margins of Africa. page 1 South Atlantic continental margins of Africa  

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South Atlantic margins of Africa. page 1 South Atlantic continental margins of Africa: a comparison The South Atlantic continental passive margins of Africa comprise the major depocentres on the African plate of the tectonic vs climate interplay on the evolution of equatorial west Africa and SW Africa margins Michel

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INTEGRATION OF RELIABILITY WITH MECHANISTIC THERMALHYDRAULICS: REPORT ON APPROACH AND TEST PROBLEM RESULTS  

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The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program is developing simulation-based methods and tools for analyzing safety margin from a modern perspective. [1] There are multiple definitions of 'margin.' One class of definitions defines margin in terms of the distance between a point estimate of a given performance parameter (such as peak clad temperature), and a point-value acceptance criterion defined for that parameter (such as 2200 F). The present perspective on margin is that it relates to the probability of failure, and not just the distance between a nominal operating point and a criterion. In this work, margin is characterized through a probabilistic analysis of the 'loads' imposed on systems, structures, and components, and their 'capacity' to resist those loads without failing. Given the probabilistic load and capacity spectra, one can assess the probability that load exceeds capacity, leading to component failure. Within the project, we refer to a plot of these probabilistic spectra as 'the logo.' Refer to Figure 1 for a notional illustration. The implications of referring to 'the logo' are (1) RISMC is focused on being able to analyze loads and spectra probabilistically, and (2) calling it 'the logo' tacitly acknowledges that it is a highly simplified picture: meaningful analysis of a given component failure mode may require development of probabilistic spectra for multiple physical parameters, and in many practical cases, 'load' and 'capacity' will not vary independently.

J. S. Schroeder; R. W. Youngblood

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization  

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Characterization Characterization of the Rust Fungus, Puccinia emaculata, and Evaluation of Genetic Variability for Rust Resistance in Switchgrass Populations Srinivasa Rao Uppalapati & Desalegn D. Serba & Yasuhiro Ishiga & Les J. Szabo & Shipra Mittal & Hem S. Bhandari & Joseph H. Bouton & Kirankumar S. Mysore & Malay C. Saha # The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract Several fungal pathogens have been identified on ornamental and native stands of switchgrass (Panicum virga- tum L.). Diseases of switchgrass, particularly rust, have been largely neglected and are likely to become the major limiting factor to biomass yield and quality, especially when monocul- tured over a large acreage. Based on teliospore morphology and internal transcribed spacer-based diagnostic primers, the rust pathogen collected

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Marginal Energy Price Report - July 1999  

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J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd DRAFT Marginal Energy Prices Report July 1999 U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of Codes and Standards Washington, DC 20585 ii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd This document was prepared for the Department of Energy by staff members of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) iii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd MARGINAL ENERGY PRICES Final Report Page Outline i Executive Summary 1 I. Background 2 II. Methods 4 III. Analysis and Results - Commercial 6 IV. Analysis and Results - Residential 12 V. Residential Heating Oil and Propane 19 VI. Taxes 22 Appendices Appendix 1. Tariffs Used in the Commercial Analysis 26

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Marginal Energy Price Report - July 1999  

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J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd DRAFT Marginal Energy Prices Report July 1999 U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of Codes and Standards Washington, DC 20585 ii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd This document was prepared for the Department of Energy by staff members of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) iii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd MARGINAL ENERGY PRICES Final Report Page Outline i Executive Summary 1 I. Background 2 II. Methods 4 III. Analysis and Results - Commercial 6 IV. Analysis and Results - Residential 12 V. Residential Heating Oil and Propane 19 VI. Taxes 22 Appendices Appendix 1. Tariffs Used in the Commercial Analysis 26

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Intraoperative Optical Breast Tissue Characterization Device for Tumor  

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Intraoperative Optical Breast Tissue Characterization Device for Tumor Margin Assessment J. Quincy. Margin Classification & Feedback to Surgeon Margin Size (mm) MarginSize(mm) 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 Path-confirmed positive area Study endpoint: In 150 patient study

Ramanujam, Nimmi

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Definition: Capacity Benefit Margin | Open Energy Information  

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Benefit Margin Benefit Margin Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Capacity Benefit Margin The amount of firm transmission transfer capability preserved by the transmission provider for Load- Serving Entities (LSEs), whose loads are located on that Transmission Service Provider's system, to enable access by the LSEs to generation from interconnected systems to meet generation reliability requirements. Preservation of CBM for an LSE allows that entity to reduce its installed generating capacity below that which may otherwise have been necessary without interconnections to meet its generation reliability requirements. The transmission transfer capability preserved as CBM is intended to be used by the LSE only in times of emergency generation deficiencies.[1] Related Terms

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Margins, Liquidity and the Cost of Hedging  

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Recent financial reforms, such as the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, encourage greater use of clearing and therefore increased margining of derivative trades. They also impose ...

Mello, Antonio S.

2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Are buoyancy forces important during the formation of rifted margins?  

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......asterisks. (f) Peclet number vs margin extension. Letter code for margins: C = Carolina, C2 = Carolina (alternative...West (alternative), LE = Labrador East, NS = Nova Scotia, NS2 = Nova Scotia (alternative), NEW = Newfoundland margin, GEO......

Mark Davis; Nick Kusznir

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Focus on Venezuelan heavy crude: refining margins  

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Of six crudes refined in the US Gulf Coast, heavy Venezuelan crude Lagunillas (15/sup 0/ API) provides the best margin per barrel. Data for end of December 1983 and the first three weeks of January show that margins on all crudes are on the rise in this market, due to a turnaround in product prices. The lighter crudes are showing the greatest increase in Gross Product Worth. This is having a modest shrinking effect on the margin differential between light and heavy crudes in this market. The domestic crude West Texas Intermediate, at 40/sup 0/ API, provides the highest GPW in this crude slate sample, over US $31 per barrel, compared to GPW of under US $28 per barrel for Lagunillas. Still, as Lagunillas cost about US $8 less than does WTI, refiners with sufficient residue conversion capacity can be earning about US $3.50 more in margin per barrel than they can with WTI. Although few refiners would be using a 15/sup 0/ API crude exclusively for any length of time, heavier oil's inclusion in modern refiners' diets is enhancing their competitive position more than any other single factor. This issue of Energy Detente presents the fuel price/tax series and industrial fuel prices for January 1984 for countries of the Western Hemisphere.

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Petroleum prospectivity of Australia's southern margin  

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Australia's southern margin extends for almost 4000 km, from the Naturaliste Plateau in the west to the South Tasman Rise in the southeast, and developed from the Gondwana rift system which also gave rise to the Bass basin and prolific Gippsland basin of southeastern Australia. It incorporates six major sedimentary basins - Bremer, Eyre, Great Australian Bight (GAB), Duntroon, Otway, and Sorell - which are the products of Gondwana fragmentation. Exploration targets generated by this complex tectonic history include fault blocks and associated rollovers; wrench-related anticlines and flower structures, often developed over reactivated transfer faults; strongly eroded unconformities; and deltas of Neocomian and Maastrichtian-Cenomanian age. The southern margin basins contain several sandstone units with good reservoir potential. Hydrocarbons are being actively generated, at least within the Otway and Sorell basins, as indicated by abnormally high concentrations of thermogenic gases in surface sediment samples and the presence of free oil in the Cape Sorell 1 well. Deposits containing oil-prone type I organic matter occur in the Lower Cretaceous section of the Otway basin. To date, exploration has been light, with 17 of the total 27 wells having been sited in the Otway basin. The huge GAB basin (/approximately/ 400 /times/ 200 /times/ 10 km thick) contains only one exploration well, sited near the northern margin of the basin, and this basin is an obvious focus for further exploration effort.

Willcox, J.B.; Stagg, H.M.J.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ocean Margins Program: Cape Hatteras Experiment. Final Report  

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The central objectives of the Ocean Margins Program (OMP) were to quantify the oceanographic and meteorological processes affecting the cycling of carbon on the US East Coast Continental Margin.

Pietrafesa, Leonard J.

2003-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of the Gabon Margin from integrated seismic reflection and gravity data  

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In the South Gabon Basin, deep multi-channel seismic reflection and gravity modeling analysis have shed light on key features of the structure of the margin. The thinned continental crust beneath the Gabon Margin appears to be composed of two distinct layers, separated by a clear, strong and more or less continuous reflector running in the 7–10 s TWT window. The lower crust is characterized by a higher density, intermediate between the lower values of the upper crust and the denser values of the mantle. The lower crust is irregularly shaped and presents lateral thickness variations along the direction of thinning and along the coast. In the offshore thinned continental domain, the lower and upper crust form a 20–25 km thick body. Crustal thicknesses point to a relatively sharp and narrow transition, along a few tens of kilometers, between the unthinned and the thinned continental crust. The high density layer identified offshore Gabon presents similar characteristics in density, geometry and spatial distribution, as the underplated magmatic bodies observed along volcanic margins, e.g. along the South Atlantic Namibia Margin or the North Atlantic Vøring Margin. Although this lower crustal body could possibly represent ultra mafic serpentinized rocks or high grade metamorphic crustal rocks, we suggest that it could be composed of mafic rocks. Magmas resulting from partial melting during rifting may underplate the crust and/or be intruded in the lower crust through a system of dykes and sills. In this view, the present-day crustal thicknesses along rifted margins, characterized by magmatic underplating and/or intrusion, are not representative of the thinning that the crust experienced during rifting. Results of this study point to relatively shallow sedimentary basins along the South Gabon Margin. The deepest offshore depocenters located under the westernmost side of the continental platform appear to be associated with the deepest syn-rift basins These basins seem to extend along 20 to 40 km in the ~ NE–SW direction with a present-day average thickness of 7.3 km. Offshore Gabon, whereas the crustal thinning appears significant, the syn-rift deposit are not thick. We suggest that the area was anomalously uplifted during the rifting phase, due to an elevated thermal lithospheric gradient. The conclusions derived from our seismic and gravity analysis are consistent with the implications such a thermal anomaly would have on the tectonic evolution of a rifted margin with 1) an underplated high density lower crustal layer, 2) shallow depth syn-rift basins associated with a relatively thin crust and subsequently 3) elevated recorded subsidence rates in the initial post-rift stages.

Stéphanie Dupré; Sierd Cloetingh; Giovanni Bertotti

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves (NAMAC) | Open Energy Information  

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ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves (NAMAC) ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves (NAMAC) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves for the Non-Annex I region (NAMAC) Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Resource assessment, Pathways analysis, Background analysis Website: www.ecn.nl/docs/library/report/2006/e06060.pdf References: GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves for the Non-Annex I region[1] GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves for the Non-Annex I region (NAMAC) (1999-present) ECN has developed a Marginal Abatement Cost curve containing detailed information on mitigation technologies and abatement costs in developing countries. * The MAC was first developed for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign

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Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures | Open Energy Information  

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Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Dictionary.png Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures: No definition has been provided for this term. Add a Definition Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal systems: Major Normal Fault Termination of a Major Normal Fault Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Fault Intersection Accommodation Zone Displacement Transfer Zone Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Stratigraphic Boundaries Fissure Swarms Caldera Rim Margins Lithologically Controlled Fractures caused by igneous activity creates permeability, allowing water

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Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) | Department of  

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Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Environmental Regulations It is state policy to encourage the retirement of marginal, highly erodible

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Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) | Open Energy Information  

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Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Analysis Tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: climatesmartplanning.org/node/33 Cost: Free Related Tools Global Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) Model MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS A spreadsheet tool for building marginal abatement cost curves, and for calculating break-even carbon prices. Supports comparison of costs and

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EOCENE BIRDS FROM THE WESTERN MARGIN OF SOUTHERNMOST SOUTH AMERICA .  

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??This study presents the first record of Eocene birds from the western margin of southernmost South America. Three localities in Magallanes, southern Chile, have yielded… (more)

Sallaberry, Michel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Economies  

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The goal of this study is to examine the marginal lands in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies and evaluate their biomass productivity potential. Twelve categories of marginal lands are identified using the Global Agro-Ecological Zones system of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Milbrandt, A.; Overend, R. P.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTRODUCTION Margin evolution and plate-reconstruction models require a  

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, such as the volcanic Wallaby Plateau/Bernier Platform and the non-volcanic Bight Basin. Following this we use-rift fit of conjugate margins. This in turn has economic significance for tectonic and sedimentary basin on the architecture of the Australian continental margin (Stagg et al. 1999) and adjacent ocean basins (Müller et al

Müller, Dietmar

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Estimating Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed  

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Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Title Estimating Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-44230 Year of Publication 2000 Authors Chaitkin, Stuart, James E. McMahon, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Robert D. Van Buskirk, and James D. Lutz Document Number LBNL-44230 Date Published March 1 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract Use of marginal energy prices, instead of average energy prices, represents a theoretically valuable and challenging refinement to the usual life-cycle cost analysis conducted for proposed appliance energy efficiency standards. LBNL developed a method to estimate marginal residential energy prices using a regression analysis based on a nationally representative sample of actual consumer energy bills. Based on the 1997 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), national mean marginal electricity prices were estimated to be 2.5% less than average electricity prices in the summer and 10.0% less than average prices in the non-summer months. For natural gas, marginal prices were 4.4% less than average prices in the winter and 15.3% less than average prices in the non-winter months.

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Hydrocarbon potential of basins along Australia's southern margin  

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Seven discrete sedimentary basins are recognized along the southern margin of the Australian continent; namely, from east to west, the Gippsland, Bass, Sorell, Otway, Duntroon, Bight, and Bremer. All formed since the Late Jurassic in response to the separation of Australia and Antarctica, and to the opening of the Tasman Sea. Only the Gippsland basin, which has proved initial oil reserves exceeding 3.6 billion barrels, is a prolific oil province. The search for oil in the other basins has been virtually fruitless despite many similarities between these basins and the Gippsland in terms of stratigraphy and structural geology. Rift and drift components are discernible in the sedimentary successions of all basins but the precise tectonic controls on respective basin formation remain conjectural. The lack of drilling success in the Bremer, Bight, Duntroon, Otway, and Sorell basins has been attributed mainly to the paucity of mature, oil-prone source rocks. The common occurrence of stranded bitumens along the entire coastline, however, indicates oil generation. The Bass and Gippsland basins are both characterized by excellent oil-prone source rocks developed in Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary sediments. Limited exploration success in the Bass basin is due to poorer reservoir development. The Gippsland basin is at a mature stage of exploration whereas the other basins are moderately to very sparsely explored. Consequently, there is a comparable potential for undiscovered hydrocarbons in all basins. Success in the under-explored basins will come only to those prepared to challenge the perception of low prospectivity. Many play types remain to be tested by the drill.

Willink, R.J. (SAGASCO Resources Limited, Adelaide (Australia))

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries |  

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from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries Name Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Biomass Topics Resource assessment Resource Type Dataset, Maps, Publications Website http://www.biofuels.apec.org/p Country Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, Vietnam Australia and New Zealand, South-Eastern Asia, Northern America, South America, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central America, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, , South-Eastern Asia, Northern America, South-Eastern Asia

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ITP Steel: Steel Industry Marginal Opportunity Study September 2005  

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The objective of this study is to generate a marginal opportunity curve for the ITP steel subprogram showing the location of the current portfolio compared against all opportunities for steel manufacturing.

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Global-local Structural Optimization Using Response Surfaces of Local Optimization Margins  

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1 Global-local Structural Optimization Using Response Surfaces of Local Optimization Margins Boyang optimization problems. First, a large number of component optimizations for maximization of margins are performed. Response surface approximations (RSA) for maximum margins of component optimization

Neumaier, Arnold

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Influence of intrafraction motion on margins for prostate radiotherapy  

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Purpose: To assess the impact of intrafraction intervention on margins for prostate radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: Eleven supine prostate patients with three implanted transponders were studied. The relative transponder positions were monitored for 8 min and combined with previously measured data on prostate position relative to skin marks. Margins were determined for situations of (1) skin-based positioning, and (2) pretreatment transponder positioning. Intratreatment intervention was simulated assuming conditions of (1) continuous tracking, and (2) a 3-mm threshold for position correction. Results: For skin-based setup without and with inclusion of intrafraction motion, prostate treatments would have required average margins of 8.0, 7.3, and 10.0 mm and 8.2, 10.2, and 12.5 mm, about the left-right, anterior-posterior, and cranial-caudal directions, respectively. Positioning by prostate markers at the start of the treatment fraction reduced these values to 1.8, 5.8, and 7.1 mm, respectively. Interbeam adjustment further reduced margins to an average of 1.4, 2.3, and 1.8 mm. Intrabeam adjustment yielded margins of 1.3, 1.5, and 1.5 mm, respectively. Conclusion: Significant reductions in margins might be achieved by repositioning the patient before each beam, either radiographically or electromagnetically. However, 2 of the 11 patients would have benefited from continuous target tracking and threshold-based intervention.

Litzenberg, Dale W. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)]. E-mail: litzen@umich.edu; Balter, James M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Hadley, Scott W. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Sandler, Howard M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Willoughby, Twyla R. [M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Orlando, FL (United States); Kupelian, Patrick A. [M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Orlando, FL (United States); Levine, Lisa [Calypso Medical Technologies, Seattle, WA (United States)

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adjacent continental margin Sample Search...  

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adjacent to the margin. The lack of these features is also characteristic of modern transform margins... -early Paleozoic southern Lau- rentian continental ... Source: Huerta,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - african continental margin Sample Search...  

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Sciences, University of Melbourne Collection: Geosciences 3 South Atlantic margins of Africa. page 1 South Atlantic continental margins of Africa Summary: The South Atlantic...

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Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy of Rapidly Fluctuating, Marginally Stable Structures in the Intrinsically Disordered Protein ?-Synuclein  

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Intrinsically disordered proteins form transient, fluctuating structures that are difficult to observe directly. We used optical tweezers to apply force to single ?-synuclein molecules and measure their extension, characterizing the resulting conformational transitions. Force-extension curves revealed rapid fluctuations at low force, arising from the folding of two different classes of structure that were only marginally stable. The energy landscape for these transitions was characterized via the force-dependent kinetics derived from correlation analysis of the extension trajectories. The barriers were small, only a few kBT, but the diffusion was slow, revealing a landscape that is flat but rough.

Allison Solanki; Krishna Neupane; Michael T. Woodside

2014-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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801 - 24810 of 29,416 results. 801 - 24810 of 29,416 results. Download California Recovery Act State Memo http://energy.gov/downloads/california-recovery-act-state-memo Download Annex: Attributes of Proliferation Resistance for Civilian Nuclear Power Systems The NERAC1 Task Force on Technology Opportunities for Increasing the Proliferation Resistance of Global Civilian Nuclear Power Systems (TOPS) determined at its first meeting in November 1999 that a... http://energy.gov/ne/downloads/annex-attributes-proliferation-resistance-civilian-nuclear-power Download Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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291 - 4300 of 26,777 results. 291 - 4300 of 26,777 results. Download EA-1767: Final Environmental Assessment Virginia State Energy Program's Cephas C&D Wastes Biomass Project Richmond, Virginia http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/ea-1767-final-environmental-assessment Download Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching... http://energy.gov/ne/downloads/physics-based-stress-corrosion-cracking-component-reliability-model Download JOBAID-SELF-RECORDING LEARNING EVENT The purpose of this job aid is to guide users through the step-by-step

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RADIO EMISSION FROM INSTABILITIES IN SPACE PLASMAS: MARGINAL STABILITY,  

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I t RADIO EMISSION FROM INSTABILITIES IN SPACE PLASMAS: MARGINAL STABILITY, 4TOCHASTIC GROWTH emission, hich is an indirect emission process first discussed by Ginaburg and Zhe/eznyakoe, 9581, and electron cyclotron maser emission (ECME), which is a direct emission ess first discussed in the presently

Melrose, Don

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Petroleum geology of Pacific margin of Central America and northern South America, from Guatemala to Ecuador  

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Exploration for hydrocarbons along the Pacific margin of Central America and northern South America has been limited and spasmodic. Less than 100 exploration wells have been drilled, with nearly 50 of these being in the Santa Elena, Progreso, and Guayas basins in Ecuador. Shows have been reported in some wells, and a few oil seeps are known. The only commercial production established to date has been from the Santa Elena Peninsula in Ecuador in the extreme south of the study area. Understanding of the geology in this part of the continental margin is incomplete at best. This paper reviews present-day knowledge in an attempt to define the sedimentary basins better, to characterize their structure and stratigraphy, and to assess their petroleum prospects. The area of continental margin reviewed is to the north, located northwest of the trench system where oceanic crust of the Cocos plate subducts under the Caribbean plate, and to the south, where the northern part of the Nazca plate collides with the South American plate. This plate tectonic setting forms the framework on which local structural and sedimentary events have created a series of relatively small trench-slope and forearc basins in what is now the coastal plain and adjacent offshore area of Central and South America, south or west of a line of mountain ranges with active volcanism. Sedimentary fill is generally of Tertiary age. The basins and subbasins recognized and described include: in Ecuador - Guayas, Santa Elena, Progreso, Valdivia, Bajo Grande, Manta, Muisne-Esmeraldas, and Borbon; in Colombia - Choco-Pacific; in Panama - Gulf of Panama basin complex (Santiago, Tonosi, Sambu), and Burica-Chiriqui; in Costa Rica - Terraba and Coronado/Tempisque; in Nicaragua - San Juan del Sur; and in the Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala - the Pacific coastal basin.

Scrutton, M.E.; Escalante, G.F.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF OIL TRAPPED AT FAN MARGINS USING HIGH ANGLE WELLS AND MULTIPLE HYDRAULIC FRACTURES  

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This project attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of exploiting thin-layered, low-energy deposits at the distal margin of a prograding turbidite complex through the use of hydraulically fractured horizontal or high-angle wells. The combination of a horizontal or high-angle well and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional vertical wells while maintaining vertical communication between thin interbedded layers and the wellbore. A high-angle well will be drilled in the fan-margin portion of a slope-basin clastic reservoir and will be completed with multiple hydraulic-fracture treatments. Geologic modeling, reservoir characterization, and fine-grid reservoir simulation will be used to select the well location and orientation. Design parameters for the hydraulic-fracture treatments will be determined, in part, by fracturing an existing test well. Fracture azimuth will be predicted by passive seismic monitoring of a fracture-stimulation treatment in the test well using logging tools in an offset well.

Mike L. Laue

1998-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Sedimentation and structure of the continental margin in the vicinity of the Otway Basin, southern Australia  

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The continental margin of southern Australia is divisible into four contrasting physiographic provinces on the basis of shelf-break depth and continental slope gradient. These provinces correspond with four structural provinces, which in turn are intimately related to the geology. Zones of relatively stable pre-Mesozoic shallow basement extending out to the shelf edge characterize two of the above provinces, one of which occurs south of Kangaroo Island and the other off Tasmania's northwest coast. In contrast, zones of Mesozoic to Tertiary deep offshore basin formation typify the remaining two provinces, one being situated at the eastern end of the Great Australian Bight and the other along the seaward portion of the Otway Basin. A possible model is presented, based on an assumption of continental rifting and drifting, which explains the structural peculiarities of that portion of the Otway Basin which occurs beneath the present continental shelf and upper slope.

C.C. Von Der Borch; J.R. Conolly; R.S. Dietz

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The wave energy resource along Australia’s Southern margin  

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The Southern Australian margin is one of the most energetic regions in the world suitable for the extraction of waveenergy for electricity generation. We have produced a data set in which the deep-water waveenergy resource for the region is described by three representative deep-water wave states equivalent to the 10th 50th and 90th percentiles of the deep-water waveenergy flux derived from archives of the USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) WaveWatch III (NWW3) operational wavemodel. The Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) wavemodel is then applied along the full Southern Australian margin to propagate these representative wave states into the near-shore region to quantify the effects of shallow water processes such as refraction shoaling and bottom friction. The waveenergy incident on the 25-m isobath ( ? 30 – 50 ? kW / m ) is approximately 35%–50% less than the World Energy Council estimates of offshore waveenergy but is approximately 20% greater than the energy observed from long-term buoy deployments on the midshelf. The latter discrepancy is attributed to an overestimation of significant wave height along the Southern Australian margin by the NWW3 model. The near-shore model applied in this study adequately simulates the attenuation of wave heights across the continental shelf when compared with estimates of wave height attenuation obtained from the Topex satellite altimeter. The attenuation of waveenergy across the continental shelf reduces the estimates of offshore waveenergy as given by the World Energy Council; however the waveenergy resource incident on the Southern Australian margin remains considerable. We estimate that if 10% of the incident near-shore energy in this region which is an ambitious target when conversion efficiency is considered were converted to electricity approximately 130 TW?h/yr (one-half of Australia’s total present-day electricity consumption) would be produced.

M. A. Hemer; D. A. Griffin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reporting on Marginal Lands for Bioenergy Feedstock Production: a Modest Proposal  

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Since the 1930s, the use of the term “marginal land(s)” or “marginal soil(s)” in the scientific literature has steadily increased based on our review of the literature (Fig. 1...), although prior to 2005, this in...

Brian K. Richards; Cathelijne R. Stoof; Ian J. Cary…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WHAT GOOD IS WEALTH WITHOUT HEALTH? THE EFFECT OF HEALTH ON THE MARGINAL UTILITY OF CONSUMPTION  

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We estimate how the marginal utility of consumption varies with health. To do so, we develop a simple model in which the impact of health on the marginal utility of consumption can be estimated from data on permanent income, ...

Finkelstein, Amy

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Bioenergy crop productivity and potential climate change mitigation from marginal lands in the United States: An  

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Bioenergy crop productivity and potential climate change mitigation from marginal lands bioenergy crops grown on marginal lands in the United States. Two broadly tested cellulosic crops June 2014 Introduction Bioenergy, an important renewable energy produced from biological materials

Zhuang, Qianlai

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Microsoft Word - INL-EXT-14-33191 - RISMC Methods Development...  

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1, the two simplified FTs for AC and FW recovery are shown. For the first case, either Diesel Generators (DGs) or offsite Power Grid (PG) are sufficient conditions to recover AC...

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Bounds for cell entries in contingency tables given marginal totals and decomposable graphs  

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...clique Ci , hence the marginals nS2 , ... , nSp will also be fixed...is presented below in pseudo-code. With every clique C...nCp , the marginals nS2 , ... , nSq will also be fixed...This implies that the marginals nS2 , ... , nSq will be fixed once...

Adrian Dobra; Stephen E. Fienberg

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Section 404 Permit Mitigation Plans, Coastal Margin and Associated Watersheds, Upper Texas Coast  

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. Neal Wilkins, Diane Radke, Linda Causey, Dawn Miles, Tariq Ayyub, Manny Acevedo, Chris Lang, Kristi Smith, Irene Chambers, Lee Bartlett, Denise H. Garza, Larry Hysmith, Heather Prestridge, Dr. Toby Hibbitts, and Dr. Ben Marks. Extra special...

Conkey, April A.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Margins in high temperature leak-before-break assessments  

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Developments in the defect assessment procedure R6 to include high-temperature mechanisms in Leak-before-Break arguments are described. In particular, the effect of creep on the time available to detect a leak and on the crack opening area, and hence leak rate, is discussed. The competing influence of these two effects is emphasized by an example. The application to Leak-before-Break of the time-dependent failure assessment diagram approach for high temperature defect assessment is then outlined. The approach is shown to be of use in assessing the erosion of margins by creep.

Budden, P.J.; Hooton, D.G.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small-angle scattering in a marginal Fermi liquid  

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We study the magnetotransport properties of a model of small-angle scattering in a marginal Fermi liquid. Such a model has been proposed by Varma and Abrahams [Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4652 (2001)] to account for the anomalous temperature dependence of in-plane magnetotransport properties of the high-Tc cuprates. We study the resistivity, Hall angle, and magnetoresistance using both analytical and numerical techniques. We find that small-angle scattering only generates a difference in temperature dependence between the inverse Hall angle and the resistivity near particle-hole symmetric Fermi surfaces where the conventional Hall term vanishes. The magnetoresistance always shows Kohler’s rule behavior.

E. C. Carter and A. J. Schofield

2002-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF OIL TRAPPED AT FAN MARGINS USING HIGH ANGLE WELLS AND MULTIPLE HYDRAULIC FRACTURES  

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This project attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of exploiting thin-layered, low-energy deposits at the distal margin of a prograding turbidite complex through the use of hydraulically fractured horizontal or high-angle wells. The combination of a horizontal or high-angle well and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional vertical wells while maintaining vertical communication between thin interbedded layers and the wellbore. A high-angle well will be drilled in the fan-margin portion of a slope-basin clastic reservoir and will be completed with multiple hydraulic-fracture treatments. Geologic modeling, reservoir characterization, and fine-grid reservoir simulation will be used to select the well location and orientation. Design parameters for the hydraulic-fracture treatments will be determined, in part, by fracturing an existing test well. Fracture azimuth will be predicted by passive seismic monitoring of a fracture-stimulation treatment in the test well using logging tools in an offset well. The long radius, near horizontal well was drilled during the first quarter of 1996. Well conditions resulted in the 7 in. production liner sticking approximately 900 ft off bottom. Therefore, a 5 in. production liner was necessary to case this portion of the target formation. Swept-out sand intervals and a poor cement bond behind the 5 in. liner precluded two of the three originally planned hydraulic fracture treatments. As a result, all pay intervals behind the 5 in. liner were perforated and stimulated with a non-acid reactive fluid. Following a short production period, the remaining pay intervals in the well (behind the 7 in. liner) were perforated. The well was returned to production to observe production trends and pressure behavior and assess the need to stimulate the new perforations.

Mike L. Laue

2001-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ELSEVIER Earth and Planetary Science Letters I56 (1998) 239-252 Gravity anomalies and segmentation of the continental margin  

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in extensional regions. Like many margins, the edge effect `high' offshore Gabon. West Africa is located at the shelf break in the region of maximum sediment thickness. Gabon differs, however, from other margins along-strike of the Gabon margin and that passive margins may be highly segmented as regards their long

Watts, A. B. "Tony"

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margin foundering Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc. Monthly Payroll Deduction Form (A-3) Summary: Appalachian State University...

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Geology of the San Diego margin, Carlsbad to La Jolla, San Diego County, California.  

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??Geophysical interpretation of nearly 800 line km of various types of seismic reflection data along the San Diego margin between Carlsbad and San Diego was… (more)

Webb, James Franklin

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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to study cool-water carbonate facies... -water carbonate continental margin, Eucla Basin, western Great Australian Bight. Geology, 23:427-430. Feary, D... of the Ocean...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atlantic passive margin Sample Search Results  

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and the Cretaceous to Summary: stress evolution of the Equatorial Atlantic margin of Africa Supervisors: Graeme Eagles and Peter Burgess... Project Description The African...

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Leone to Togo-Benin has been... stress evolution of the Equatorial Atlantic margin of Africa Supervisors: Graeme Eagles and Peter Burgess... , if available, subsurface data from...

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Three-dimensional representations of salt-dome margins at four active strategic petroleum reserve sites.  

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Existing paper-based site characterization models of salt domes at the four active U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites have been converted to digital format and visualized using modern computer software. The four sites are the Bayou Choctaw dome in Iberville Parish, Louisiana; the Big Hill dome in Jefferson County, Texas; the Bryan Mound dome in Brazoria County, Texas; and the West Hackberry dome in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. A new modeling algorithm has been developed to overcome limitations of many standard geological modeling software packages in order to deal with structurally overhanging salt margins that are typical of many salt domes. This algorithm, and the implementing computer program, make use of the existing interpretive modeling conducted manually using professional geological judgement and presented in two dimensions in the original site characterization reports as structure contour maps on the top of salt. The algorithm makes use of concepts of finite-element meshes of general engineering usage. Although the specific implementation of the algorithm described in this report and the resulting output files are tailored to the modeling and visualization software used to construct the figures contained herein, the algorithm itself is generic and other implementations and output formats are possible. The graphical visualizations of the salt domes at the four Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites are believed to be major improvements over the previously available two-dimensional representations of the domes via conventional geologic drawings (cross sections and contour maps). Additionally, the numerical mesh files produced by this modeling activity are available for import into and display by other software routines. The mesh data are not explicitly tabulated in this report; however an electronic version in simple ASCII format is included on a PC-based compact disk.

Rautman, Christopher Arthur; Stein, Joshua S.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strike variability of carbonate platform margin stratal architecture and cycle stacking patterns: Outcrop and seismic examples from lower Permian depositional sequences of the Permian Basin, U. S. A  

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Strike variability in stratal architecture, cycle stacking patterns and facies differentiation within sequences exemplifies the potential for differential stratigraphic response of platforms to eustasy. Variability exists within base-level cycles of several scales within a compound stratigraphic hierarchy, though the causes may vary among different scales. Cross-sections from outcrops in the Sierra Diablo document the framework and stacking pattern of 3rd-order sequences (HFS), including: two progradational middle Wolfcampian HFS (mW1-2), one backstepped upper Wolfcampian HFS (uW1), one progradational lower Leonardin HFS (L1), aggradational middle (L2) and upper Leonardian HFS (L3), three progradatic upper Leonardian HFS (L4-6), and two backstepped, aggradational upper Leonardian HFS (L7-8). Seismic lines from the northern Delaware and Midland Basins and San Simon Channel area document the regional consistency of 3rd-order sequence stacking patterns (a response to eustasy), but show variability related to local subsidence, antecedent topography (owing to deeper structures and platform margin erosion), windward vs. leeward facing, and siliciclastic sediment supply. Sequences L2 and L3 appear to exhibit the greatest variability in stacking pattern. Strike variability in 4th/5th-order cycle stacking patterns within 3rd-order sequences as studied in outcrop is greatest in sequences L2 and L3, in which headland-bight margin trends are developed on a lateral scale of 1-2 miles. Aggrational to backstepping reef-margin facies with steep ([le]35[degrees]) foreslopes developed along headlands. Mudstones abut these margin facies abruptly along headlands and may contain megabreccias at the toe-of-slope. More gently sloping (10-15[degrees]) [open quotes]ramp[close quotes] margin strata composed of fusulinid packstones characterize bights.

Fitchen, W.M. (Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States))

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal formations of the last Kara and Barents ice sheets in northern European Russia  

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Marginal formations of the last Kara and Barents ice sheets in northern European Russia VALERY I): Marginal formations of the last Kara and Barents ice sheets in northern European Russia. Boreas, Vol. 28, pp. 23­45. Oslo. ISSN 0300-9483. Glacial landforms in northern Russia, from the Timan Ridge

Ingólfsson, �lafur

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100,000 Years of African monsoon variability recorded in sediments of the Nile margin  

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100,000 Years of African monsoon variability recorded in sediments of the Nile margin Marie Revel a in hemipelagic sediments deposited on the Nile margin in order to reconstruct Nile River palaeohydrological. This allows the use of a high-resolution continuous Fe record as a proxy of Blue Nile sediment input over

Demouchy, Sylvie

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A Package to Set Margins to Full Page Patrick W. Daly  

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) for 1 inch % cm for 1.5 cm % plain (default) sets \\pagestyle{plain the margins to one inch; cmsets the margins to 1.5 cm (one centimeter is really too little); plain(default) selects the plain page style, i.e., with no headers but only a footer; emptyfor neither

Mintmire, John W.

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Reporting on marginal lands for bioenergy feedstock production -a modest proposal Brian K. Richards1  

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1 Reporting on marginal lands for bioenergy feedstock production - a modest proposal Brian K.edu ---PREPRINT In press 2014, BioEnergy Research --- Abstract Growing bioenergy feedstocks can provide a long research. Using marginal lands for bioenergy feedstock production Discussions of renewable bioenergy

Walter, M.Todd

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The Continental Margin is a Key Source of Iron to the HNLC North Pacific Ocean  

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The Continental Margin is a Key Source of Iron to the HNLC North Pacific Ocean Phoebe J. Lam1 concentrations in the upper 500m of the Western Subarctic Pacific, an iron-limited High Nutrient Low Chlorophyll a key source of bioavailable Fe to the HNLC North Pacific. Keywords: iron, continental margin, HNLC 1

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Development of a hybrid margin angle controller for HVDC continuous operation  

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The objective of this paper is to present a new hybrid margin angle control method for HVDC continuous operation under AC system fault conditions. For stable continuous operation of HVDC systems, the margin angle controller must be designed to maintain the necessary margin angle to avoid commutation failures. The proposed method uses the open loop margin angle controller (MAC) as the basic controller, and adds output from the closed loop MAC to correct the control angle. A fast voltage detection algorithm is used for open loop control, and margin angle reference correction using harmonics detection for closed loop control are also developed. The combination of open and closed loop control provides quick responses when faults occur with stable and speedy recovery after fault clearance. The effectiveness of the developed controller is confirmed through EMTP digital simulations and also with the experiments using an analogue simulator.

Sato, M. [Kansai Electric Power Co., Osaka (Japan)] [Kansai Electric Power Co., Osaka (Japan); Yamaji, K. [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Takamatsu (Japan)] [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Takamatsu (Japan); Sekita, M. [Electric Power Development Co., Tokyo (Japan)] [Electric Power Development Co., Tokyo (Japan); Amano, M.; Nishimura, M.; Konishi, H.; Oomori, T. [Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)] [Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy characterisation of herbaceous biomasses irrigated with marginal waters  

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Abstract The paper reports the results of a research program aiming to evaluate the agronomic, and energy sustainability of the biomass production by perennial non-food herbaceous crops irrigated with different kinds of marginal waters. In four different sites (Bologna, Padova, Reggio Calabria, and Catania) the same four species (Arundo, Typha, Phragmites, and Lythrum), usually tested without irrigation, were planted and monitored during 2008–2010. The results show that a planting density of 10 m?2 is necessary to obtain a maximum dry yield levels already from the second year of transplanting. The maximum productivity was obtained with Arundo (close to 100 Mg ha?1 y?1 in Bologna and 86 Mg ha?1 y?1 in Padova, 50–60 Mg ha?1 y?1 in the southern locations). Lythrum productivity ranged from 5.2 to 9.2 Mg ha?1 y?1 in all the RUs, with the exception of Reggio Calabria. Typha (around 10 Mg ha?1 y?1 at the third year) and Phragmites (5–8 Mg ha?1 y?1) gave significant production only in the northern locations. The \\{HHVs\\} were close to 15.5 MJ kg?1 for Phragmites (except for Catania and Reggio Calabria with 20.0 MJ kg?1) 18.0 MJ kg?1 for the Arundo (except for Catania with 20.0 MJ kg?1), 18.5 MJ kg?1 for the Typha and Lythrum (except for Catania with 20.0 MJ kg?1).

Giovanni Molari; Mirco Milani; Attilio Toscano; Maurizio Borin; Giuseppe Taglioli; Giulia Villani; Demetrio Antonio Zema

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The potential impact of global warming on the efficacy of field margins sown for the conservation of bumble-bees  

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...Raffaelli The potential impact of global warming on the efficacy of field margins...change. We simulated the effect of global warming on the network of plant-pollinator...future-proof margins against global warming are discussed. climate change...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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South Atlantic continental margins of Africa: A comparison of the tectonic vs climate interplay on the evolution  

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South Atlantic continental margins of Africa: A comparison of the tectonic vs climate interplay on the evolution of equatorial west Africa and SW Africa margins Michel Se´ranne *, Zahie Anka UMR 5573 Dynamique February 2005; accepted 18 July 2005 Abstract Africa displays a variety of continental margin structures

Demouchy, Sylvie

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A Physical Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The  

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Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The Case Of Neapolitan Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Physical Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The Case Of Neapolitan Area Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The onset of volcanism in the Neapolitan area and the tensile tectonics of the Tyrrhenian margin of the Apennine chain have been related to the opening of the Tyrrhenian Basin, which may have resulted in horizontal asthenosphere flows giving rise, in turn, to crustal distension, local mantle upwellings and ensuing volcanism. Geological and structural data were taken into consideration: the existence of a shallow crust-mantle discontinuity in the Neapolitan area, the onset of volcanism in a

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Marginalization and aggregation of exponential smoothing models in forecasting portfolio volatility  

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This paper examines exponentially weighted moving average models for predicting volatility and assessing risk in portfolios. It proposes a method that identifies the decay factors of the marginal volatility mo...

Giacomo Sbrana; Andrea Silvestrini

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test to Determine Margin-to-Failure for Hy-100 Steel with Undermatched Welds  

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This test program was undertaken to determine the flaw tolerance and to quantify the strength margin-to-failure of high yield strength steel fillet welded specimens. The tests demonstrate adequate margin-to-failure for HY-100 specimens fabricated with matched welding systems. In the use of high yield (HY) steel materials in designs required to accommodate rapidly applied dynamic loads, the concern was raised where the possibility of decreased flaw tolerance and premature failure by unstable ductile tearing could limit their use. Tests were developed and conducted to demonstrate adequate margin-to-failure in HY-100 fillet and partial penetration welded structures. In addition, inelastic analytical predictions were performed to assess the accuracy of such predictive tools compared to actual test data. Results showed that adequate margin-to-failure exists when using matched welding systems.

K.R. Arpin; T.F. Trimble

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The evolution of lithospheric deformation and crustal structure from continental margins to oceanic spreading centers  

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This thesis investigates the evolution of lithospheric deformation and crustal structure from continental margins to mid-ocean ridges. The first part (Ch. 2) examines the style of segmentation along the U.S. East Coast ...

Behn, Mark Dietrich, 1974-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental validation of the van Herk margin formula for lung radiation therapy  

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Purpose: To validate the van Herk margin formula for lung radiation therapy using realistic dose calculation algorithms and respiratory motion modeling. The robustness of the margin formula against variations in lesion size, peak-to-peak motion amplitude, tissue density, treatment technique, and plan conformity was assessed, along with the margin formula assumption of a homogeneous dose distribution with perfect plan conformity.Methods: 3DCRT and IMRT lung treatment plans were generated within the ORBIT treatment planning platform (RaySearch Laboratories, Sweden) on 4DCT datasets of virtual phantoms. Random and systematic respiratory motion induced errors were simulated using deformable registration and dose accumulation tools available within ORBIT for simulated cases of varying lesion sizes, peak-to-peak motion amplitudes, tissue densities, and plan conformities. A detailed comparison between the margin formula dose profile model, the planned dose profiles, and penumbra widths was also conducted to test the assumptions of the margin formula. Finally, a correction to account for imperfect plan conformity was tested as well as a novel application of the margin formula that accounts for the patient-specific motion trajectory.Results: The van Herk margin formula ensured full clinical target volume coverage for all 3DCRT and IMRT plans of all conformities with the exception of small lesions in soft tissue. No dosimetric trends with respect to plan technique or lesion size were observed for the systematic and random error simulations. However, accumulated plans showed that plan conformity decreased with increasing tumor motion amplitude. When comparing dose profiles assumed in the margin formula model to the treatment plans, discrepancies in the low dose regions were observed for the random and systematic error simulations. However, the margin formula respected, in all experiments, the 95% dose coverage required for planning target volume (PTV) margin derivation, as defined by the ICRU; thus, suitable PTV margins were estimated. The penumbra widths calculated in lung tissue for each plan were found to be very similar to the 6.4 mm value assumed by the margin formula model. The plan conformity correction yielded inconsistent results which were largely affected by image and dose grid resolution while the trajectory modified PTV plans yielded a dosimetric benefit over the standard internal target volumes approach with up to a 5% decrease in the V20 value.Conclusions: The margin formula showed to be robust against variations in tumor size and motion, treatment technique, plan conformity, as well as low tissue density. This was validated by maintaining coverage of all of the derived PTVs by 95% dose level, as required by the formal definition of the PTV. However, the assumption of perfect plan conformity in the margin formula derivation yields conservative margin estimation. Future modifications to the margin formula will require a correction for plan conformity. Plan conformity can also be improved by using the proposed trajectory modified PTV planning approach. This proves especially beneficial for tumors with a large anterior–posterior component of respiratory motion.

Ecclestone, Gillian; Heath, Emily [Department of Physics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3 (Canada)] [Department of Physics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3 (Canada); Bissonnette, Jean-Pierre [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Physics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Physics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the Zongo : processes of socio-spatial marginalization in Ghana  

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The spatial processes of marginalization and ghettoization have been described, labeled, and theorized extensively in the United States and Europe, yet there has been little research dedicated to these processes in the ...

Williamson, Emily Anne

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal metabolic scope and growth of hatchery-produced, juvenile red drum by progeny group  

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Nine broodstock groups of red drum Sciaenops ocellatus (each consisting of two males and three females) at a State of Texas fish hatchery spawned 13 concurrent progeny groups for which two performance factors, marginal metabolic scope (MMS...

Clark, Kevin Wilson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal yield, technological advances, and emissions timing in corn ethanol’s carbon payback time  

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Previous estimates of carbon payback time (CPT) of corn ethanol expansion assumed that marginal yields of newly ... these estimates assumed that the productivity of corn ethanol system and climate change impacts ...

Yi Yang; Sangwon Suh

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light polymerization during cavity filling: influence of total energy density on shrinkage and marginal adaptation  

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Volumetric contraction during light cured polymerization of methacrylate based dental composites...1]. If the material is adhesively fixed to a tooth cavity, these stresses will be transferred to the margins and ...

Tissiana Bortolotto; Federico Prando; Didier Dietschi; Ivo Krejci

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asian marginal seas Sample Search Results  

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marginal seas Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Chlorofluorocarbons in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) D-H Min and R F Weiss (Both at: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Summary: in the...

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Developing improved nuclear magnetic resonance marginal oscillator spectrometers for advanced teaching laboratories  

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DEVELOPING IMPROVED NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE MARGINAL OSCILLATOR SPECTROMETERS FOR ADVANCED TEACHING LABORATORIES A Thesis by FRANK PHILLIP WILLINGHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE D e cemb er 1988 Major Subject: Physics DEVELOPING IMPROVED NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE MARGINAL OSCILLATOR SPECTROMETERS FOR ADVANCED TEACHING LABORATORIES A Thesis by FRANK PHILLIP...

Willingham, Frank Phillip

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geological history and petroleum resources of the continental margins in the central sector of Tethys  

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The history of the closure of Tethys explains the distribution and nature of occurrence of petroleum. The enormous resources known in basins of the former passive Gondwanan margin, including those of the Persian Gulf, are mostly in carbonate reservoirs. In contrast, the resources in basins of the former active Eurasian margin, from Spain to Iran, are very much smaller. 4 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs.

Geodekyan, A.A.; Zabanbark, A.; Konyukov, A.I.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Characterization  

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Performance characterization efforts within the SunShot Systems Integration activities focus on collaborations with U.S. solar companies to:

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Tectonic significance of Synrift sediment packages across the Congo continental margin  

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The tectonic and stratigraphic development of the Congo continental margin reflects the timing, magnitude, and distribution of lithospheric extension responsible for its formation. Details of the lithospheric extension process are recorded in the stratigraphic successions preserved along and across the margin. By using the stratal relationships (e.g., onlap, downlap, and truncation) and lithofacies determined from seismic reflection and exploratory well data as input into our basin-modeling strategy, we have developed an integrated approach to determine the relationship between the timing, magnitude, and distribution of lithospheric extension across the margin. Two hinge zones, an eastern and Atlantic hinge formed along the Congo margin in response to discrete extensional events occurring from the Berriasian to the Aptian. The eastern hinge zone demarcates the eastern limit of the broadly distributed Berriasian extension. This extension resulted in the formation of deep anoxic, lacustrine systems. In contrast, the Atlantic hinge, located [approximately]90 km west of the eastern hinge, marks the eastern limit of a second phase of extension, which began in the Hauterivian. Consequent footwall uplift and rotation exposed the earlier synrift and prerift stratigraphy to at least wave base causing varying amounts of erosional truncation across the Atlantic hinge zone along much of the Gabon, Congo, and Angola margins. The absence of the Melania Formation across the Congo margin implies that uplift of the Atlantic hinge was relatively minor compared to that across the Angola and Gabon margins. In addition, material eroded from the adjacent and topographically higher hinge zones may in part account for the thick wedge of sediment deposited seaward of the Congo Atlantic hinge. A third phase of extension reactivated both the eastern and Atlantic hinge zones and was responsible for creating the accommodation space for Marnes Noires source rock deposition.

McGinnis, J.P.; Karner, G.D.; Driscoll, N.W. (Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Palisades, NY (United States)); Brumbaugh, W.D. (Conoco, Worldwide Exploration Services, Houston, TX (United States)); Cameron, N. (Conoco Ltd., London (United Kingdom))

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of safety margins in zircaloy oxidation and embrittlement criteria for ECCS acceptance  

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Current Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) Acceptance Criteria for light-water reactors include certain requirements pertaining to calculations of core performance during a Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA). The Baker-Just correlation must be used to calculate Zircaloy-steam oxidation, calculated peak cladding temperatures (PCT) must not exceed 1204/sup 0/C, and calculated oxidation must not exceed 17% equivalent cladding reacted (17% ECR). The minimum margin of safety was estimated for each of these criteria, based on research performed in the last decade. Margins were defined as the amounts of conservatism over and above the expected extreme values computed from the data base at specified confidence levels. The currently required Baker-Just oxidation correlation provides margins only over the 1100/sup 0/C to 1500/sup 0/C temperature range at the 95% confidence level. The PCT margins for thermal shock and handling failures are adequate at oxidation temperatures above 1204/sup 0/C for 210 and 160 seconds, respectively, at the 95% confidence level. ECR thermal shock and handling margins at the 50% and 95% confidence levels, respectively, range between 2% and 7% ECR for the Baker-Just correlation, but vanish at temperatures between 1100/sup 0/C and 1160/sup 0/C for the best-estimate Cathcart-Pawel correlation. Use of the Cathcart-Pawel correlation for LOCA calculations can be justified at the 85% to 88% confidence level if cooling rate effects can be neglected. 75 refs., 21 figs.

Williford, R.E.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Characterization  

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Abstract The last step of the risk assessment process, risk characterization, combines the results of the toxicity and exposure assessment to arrive at a risk estimate. The results of the toxicity assessment vary depending on whether the substance is identified as a carcinogen or a noncarcinogen. In the former case, the risk characterization provides an estimate of the incidence of cancer; e.g., additional cases per one million exposed individuals. In the latter, the characterization describes whether or not the risk exceeds an acceptable threshold.

M.A. Kamrin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic geomorphological analysis of deepwater gravity-driven deposits on a slope system of the southern Colombian Caribbean margin  

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Abstract Gravity-driven processes are important agents for transporting sediments downslope into deep-marine environments. The Pliocene to Holocene offshore succession of the Colombian Caribbean margin and its stratigraphic distribution, have been affected by faulting and mud diapirism, and have been characterized using 3D seismic data. Nine stratigraphic intervals were characterized within the study, and are interpreted to consist of a range of seismic geomorphologies, including slumps and debrites. Nine gravity-driven deposits were defined within the study area, interpreted to have been transported to the north and northwest. Slumps display high-amplitude, high continuity, elongated, stratified, lobate and confined morphologies, while debrites have a reflection-free pattern or show discontinuous, low-amplitude and chaotic reflections. Mixed slumps-turbidites-debrites deposits are composed by a succession of laterally and vertically interfingered slumps, debrites and turbidites. These deposits are morphologically lobate and broadly scattered. In addition, erosional features such as basal small scours, megascours, linear scours and rafted blocks were used as kinematic indicators within the gravity-driven deposits. There are several candidates triggering mechanism, including over-steepening of slope (related to high sediment supply or slope tectonism). In the study area, confined slumps and debrites with a main transport direction from south to north have been observed, while transport direction of the mixed slumps-turbidites-debrites was toward northwest. Additionally, the fact that slumps and debrites are found in depocenters between periclines suggests a confined environment of deposition. Finally, mixed slumps-turbidites-debrites are unconfined without evident structural control. We suggest that local intraslope sub-basin margin become over-steepened as a result of mud diapirism in the subsurface. In this situation, the paleobathymetry was sufficient to trap the resultant gravity-driven deposits within the sub-basins, suggesting a local origin. Seismic evidence of BSR (Bottom Simulating Reflector) suggests the presence of gas hydrate in the study area, and is taken as an additional potential mechanism to provide instability of slope and generate gravity-driven deposits.

Esteban Alfaro; Michael Holz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels Biological and Environmental Research (BER) BER Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Searchable Archive of BER Highlights External link Benefits of BER Funding Opportunities Biological & Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) News & Resources Contact Information Biological and Environmental Research U.S. Department of Energy SC-23/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3251 F: (301) 903-5051 E: sc.ber@science.doe.gov More Information » January 2013 Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels Assessment shows Midwest could support biomass production while benefiting climate. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Gelfand, I., et al.

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Large margin gaussian mixture models for discriminative training in language recognition  

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In this paper we try to integrate the concept of large margin gaussian mixture models (large margin GMMs) into discriminative training for language recognition. We proposed a new language recognition system (SVM-LM-ModelPushing system) which combines model pushing by large margin GMMs (LM-ModelPushing) with original model pushing by SVM (ModelPushing). Our experiments show that LM-ModelPushing includes the language dependent information. What's more our experiments show that LM-ModelPushing contains different language dependent information comparing to ModelPushing. Experiment results on 2007 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) language Recognition Evaluation (LRE) databases show SVM-LM-ModelPushing system gains relative improvement in EER of 9.1% and in minDCF of 8.8% comparing to original ModelPushing system in 30-second tasks.

Jinchao Yang; Yonghong Yan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Philip Henry Wicksteed's marginal productivity theory of distribution and an investigation of those factors which influenced its formulation  

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is. . . the most exhaustive non-mathematical exposition of the technical and philo- sophical complications of the so-called marginal theory 37 Lionel Robbins, "The Economic Works of Philip Wicksteed", Economica, Vol. 10 (November, 1930), 247. 38...*k: Doubleday Page and Co. , 1904 , p. 213. 63 Robbins, "Economic Works of Wicksteed", Economica, p. 247. 23 are rewarded in accord with their marginal products and the total product would then be exactly exhausted, the marginal productivity theory used...

Garner, Joseph Key

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A geophysical overview of the southern continental margin of North America in the Late Precambrian/Cambrian  

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Recent geophysical studies have shed considerable light on the nature and extent of the southern Continental margin of North America which formed during the Late Precambrian/Cambrian. To the east between Arkansas and Alabama, the PASSCAL/Ouachita seismic experiment and older results in Mississippi indicate that this margin is largely preserved beneath allochthonous rocks emplaced during the Ouachita orogeny. Here the margin is fairly abrupt suggesting transtension was important in this origin. The Wiggins and Sabine blocks appear to be continental fragments which may have formed along this margin. In Texas, the margin extends around the Llano uplift in a sinuous fashion. In this area, Mesozoic extension clouds the picture considerably. However, structural complexities along this portion of he margin can be inferred form gravity data. In West Texas, the margin bends westward and then southward. A very deep oil exploration test which was recently drilled in this area provides valuable constraints for geophysical models of this portion of the margin. Recent results in Mexico allows the authors to trace this margin further south into the state of Chihuahua than previously possible.

Keller, G.R. (Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences)

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on the Benefits of Safety Margin Improvement in CANDU Nuclear Power Plant Using an FPGA-based Shutdown System.  

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??The relationship between response time and safety margin of CANadian Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) nuclear power plant (NPP) is investigated in this thesis. Implementation of safety… (more)

She, Jingke

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renormalization of two-dimensional Ising systems with irrelevant, marginal and relevant aperiodic (dis)order  

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Renormalization of two-dimensional Ising systems with irrelevant, marginal and relevant aperiodic Morgenstelle 14, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany Abstract We introduce a class of 2d Ising models with aperiodic: quasicrystals, aperiodic order, renormalization group, Ising spin systems 1. Introduction One important question

Baake, Michael

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Long-Term Mitigation Strategies and Marginal Abatement Cost Curves: A Case Study on Brazil  

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in the power sector, renewable power, electric vehicles, energy efficiency improvements in combustion enginesLong-Term Mitigation Strategies and Marginal Abatement Cost Curves: A Case Study on Brazil Adrien World Bank, Washington D.C., USA 3The World Bank, Brasilia, Brazil Abstract Decision makers facing

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Separation and Volatility of Locational Marginal Prices in Restructured Wholesale Power Markets  

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Test Bed I. INTRODUCTION THE wholesale power market design proposed by the U.S. Federal Energy1 Separation and Volatility of Locational Marginal Prices in Restructured Wholesale Power Markets (LMPs) in an ISO-managed restructured wholesale power market operating over an AC transmission grid

Tesfatsion, Leigh

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Subsidence history, crustal structure, and evolution of the Somaliland-Yemen conjugate margin  

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Subsidence history, crustal structure, and evolution of the Somaliland-Yemen conjugate margin M. Y feature that formed following the rifting apart and breakup of the African and Arabian plates ~32 Ma. Our Mesozoic rift system. The oldest episode of rifting initiated at ~156 Ma and lasted for ~10 Ma and had a NW

Ali, Mohammed

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Crustal-scale architecture and segmentation of the Argentine margin and its conjugate off South Africa  

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......along the volcanic margin off Argentina/Uruguay, South Atlantic...la Plataforma Continental Argentina, relatorio XIII0 Congreso...Petr., Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ramos V.A. , 2004. La...G., 2006. The effect of energy feedbacks on continental strength......

Olav A. Blaich; Jan Inge Faleide; Filippos Tsikalas; Dieter Franke; Enric León

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal costs of freeway traffic congestion with on-road pollution exposure externality  

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Traffic congestion On-road In-vehicle Pollution exposure Vehicle emissions a b s t r a c t The health cost improvements. When considering distinct vehicle classes, inclusion of on-road exposure costs greatly increases heavy-duty vehicle marginal costs because of their higher emissions rates and greater roadway capacity

Bertini, Robert L.

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Uplift and strength evolution of passive margins inferred from 2-D conductive modelling  

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......the margin, because of local heating in the rifted region. After...re-adjustment and lateral heating. Consequently, the vertical...offshore sedimentation, in The Oil and Gas Habitats of the South...Res., 96, 19 941-19 963. Price S. , Brodie J., Whitham A......

Marie Leroy; Frédéric Gueydan; Olivier Dauteuil

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Master1RservoirsGologiquesDynamiquedesBassins-MichelSranne Post-rift tectonics on passive margins  

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postrift ? South Gabon 38 Master1RéservoirsGéologiquesDynamiquedesBassins-MichelSéranne Parameters : Niger delta evaporites décollement : Gabon margin 40 Master1Réservoirs view Evaporites = décollement shortening extension Salt tectonics = fonction (slope & load) Gabon

Demouchy, Sylvie

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Binary Join Trees for Computing Marginals in the Shenoy-Shafer Architecture  

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The main goal of this paper is to describe a data structure called binary join trees that are useful in computing multiple marginals efficiently in the Shenoy-Shafer architecture. We define binary join trees, describe their utility, and describe a...

Shenoy, Prakash P.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid sea level rise along the Antarctic margins driven by increased glacial1 Supplementary material4  

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Rapid sea level rise along the Antarctic margins driven by increased glacial1 discharge2 3 of the signal of anomalously rapid sea level rise in the41 Antarctic subpolar seas at the core of this study.42, the Antarctic coastal sea level rise signal is significantly different from47 zero with 95% confidence

Naveira Garabato, Alberto

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FIRE HISTORY AT THE EASTERN GREAT PLAINS MARGIN, MISSOURI RIVER LOESS HILLS  

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FIRE HISTORY AT THE EASTERN GREAT PLAINS MARGIN, MISSOURI RIVER LOESS HILLS Michael C. Stambaugh-Columbia Columbia, MO 65211 stambaughm@missouri.edu and Daniel C. Dey United States Forest Service, North Central Hills of northwest Missouri. We sampled 33 bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa Michx.), chinkapin oak (Q

Stambaugh, Michael C

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6Seismic stratigraphy and subsidence history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rifted margin  

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6Seismic stratigraphy and subsidence history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rifted margin and into the oil window in response of formation of a foreland basin (Ali and Watts 2009). Foreland basins develop by lithospheric flexure in front of migrating thrust and fold loads (e.g., Price 1971; Beaumont 1981

Watts, A. B. "Tony"

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Safety margins in zircaloy oxidation and embrittlement criteria for emergency core cooling system acceptance  

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Current emergency core cooling system acceptance criteria for light water reactors specify that, under loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) conditions, the Baker-Just (BJ) correlation must be used to calculate Zircaloy-steam oxidation, calculated peak cladding temperatures (PCT) must not exceed 1204/sup 0/C, and calculated oxidation must not exceed 17% equivalent cladding reacted (ECR). An appropriately defined minimum margin of safety was estimated for each of these criteria. The currently required BJ oxidation correlation provides margins only over the 1100 to 1500/sup 0/C temperature range at the 95% confidence level. The PCT margins for thermal shock and handling failures are adequate at oxidation temperatures above 1204/sup 0/C for up to 210 and 160 s, respectively, at the 95% confidence level. The ECR thermal shock and handling margins at the 50 and 95% confidence levels, respectively, range between 2 and 7% ECR for the BJ correlation, but vanish at temperatures above 1100 to 1160/sup 0/C for the best-estimate Cathcart-Pawel correlation. However, use of the Cathcart Pawel correlation for ''design basis'' LOCA calculations can be justified at the 85 to 88% confidence level if cooling rate effects can be neglected.

Williford, R.E.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continent—ocean-transition across a trans-tensional margin segment: off Bear Island, Barents Sea  

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......5007 Bergen, Norway 4 Department of...N-2007 Kjeller, Norway A 410 km long...performed in the sea. Offshore airgun shooting...noise and strong winds. Figure 3 Comparison...contain most of energy, relatively weak...expressions of the offshore sedimentary basins...continental margin off Norway and the Barents......

Wojciech Czuba; Marek Grad; Rolf Mjelde; Aleksander Guterch; Audun Libak; Frank Krüger; Yoshio Murai; Johannes Schweitzer; IPY Project Group

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ECG Denoising Using a Dynamical Model and a Marginalized Particle Filter  

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ECG Denoising Using a Dynamical Model and a Marginalized Particle Filter Chao Lin1,3, M of robust ECG denoising tech- niques is important for automatic diagnoses of cardiac diseases. Based on a previously suggested nonlinear dynamic model for the generation of realistic synthetic ECG, we introduce

Tourneret, Jean-Yves

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Structural Characterization  

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Characterization Characterization and Comparison of Switchgrass Ball-milled Lignin Before and After Dilute Acid Pretreatment Reichel Samuel & Yunqiao Pu & Babu Raman & Arthur J. Ragauskas Received: 25 April 2009 / Accepted: 10 August 2009 # Humana Press 2009 Abstract To reduce the recalcitrance and enhance enzymatic activity, dilute H 2 SO 4 pretreatment was carried out on Alamo switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Ball-milled lignin was isolated from switchgrass before and after pretreatment. Its structure was characterized by 13 C, HSQC, and 31 P NMR spectroscopy. It was confirmed that ball-milled switchgrass lignin is of HGS type with a considerable amount of p-coumarate and felurate esters of lignin. The major ball-milled lignin interunit was the β-O-4 linkage, and a minor amount of phenylcoumarin, resinol, and spirodienone units were also present. As a result of the acid pretreatment,

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Assessment of tsunami hazard to the U.S. Atlantic margin  

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Abstract Tsunami hazard is a very low-probability, but potentially high-risk natural hazard, posing unique challenges to scientists and policy makers trying to mitigate its impacts. These challenges are illustrated in this assessment of tsunami hazard to the U.S. Atlantic margin. Seismic activity along the U.S. Atlantic margin in general is low, and confirmed paleo-tsunami deposits have not yet been found, suggesting a very low rate of hazard. However, the devastating 1929 Grand Banks tsunami along the Atlantic margin of Canada shows that these events continue to occur. Densely populated areas, extensive industrial and port facilities, and the presence of ten nuclear power plants along the coast, make this region highly vulnerable to flooding by tsunamis and therefore even low-probability events need to be evaluated. We can presently draw several tentative conclusions regarding tsunami hazard to the U.S. Atlantic coast. Landslide tsunamis likely constitute the biggest tsunami hazard to the coast. Only a small number of landslides have so far been dated and they are generally older than 10,000 years. The geographical distribution of landslides along the margin is expected to be uneven and to depend on the distribution of seismic activity along the margin and on the geographical distribution of Pleistocene sediment. We do not see evidence that gas hydrate dissociation contributes to the generation of landslides along the U.S. Atlantic margin. Analysis of landslide statistics along the fluvial and glacial portions of the margin indicate that most of the landslides are translational, were probably initiated by seismic acceleration, and failed as aggregate slope failures. How tsunamis are generated from aggregate landslides remains however, unclear. Estimates of the recurrence interval of earthquakes along the continental slope may provide maximum estimates for the recurrence interval of landslide along the margin. Tsunamis caused by atmospheric disturbances and by coastal earthquakes may be more frequent than those generated by landslides, but their amplitudes are probably smaller. Among the possible far-field earthquake sources, only earthquakes located within the Gulf of Cadiz or west of the Tore-Madeira Rise are likely to affect the U.S. coast. It is questionable whether earthquakes on the Puerto Rico Trench are capable of producing a large enough tsunami that will affect the U.S. Atlantic coast. More information is needed to evaluate the seismic potential of the northern Cuba fold-and-thrust belt. The hazard from a volcano flank collapse in the Canary Islands is likely smaller than originally stated, and there is not enough information to evaluate the magnitude and frequency of flank collapse from the Azores Islands. Both deterministic and probabilistic methods to evaluate the tsunami hazard from the margin are available for application to the Atlantic margin, but their implementation requires more information than is currently available.

U.S. ten Brink; J.D. Chaytor; E.L. Geist; D.S. Brothers; B.D. Andrews

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threat Characterization  

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Michalski Michalski SNL Department 5621 Threat Characterization Summary Slide: Threat Characterization Outcomes: Develop a network analysis toolset to allow an analyst to efficiently "crawl" large data sets to discover relevant threat information. Road Map Challenges:"The ability to discover & understand emerging threats and vulnerabilities is a prerequisite to developing effective countermeasures" Major Successes: * Implemented prototype front end crawler and semantic analysis engine (Sandia National Labs). * Transition Development work to the Institute for Complex Additive System Analysis (ICASA) Center (NMTech) * Quarterly threat reports being produced  Schedule: Improvements to both the analyst process and GUI Interface, 4Q 2009; Transition maintenance and development to

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Strike variability of carbonate platform margin stratal architecture and cycle stacking patterns: Outcrop and seismic examples from lower Permian depositional sequences of the Permian Basin, U.S.A.  

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Strike variability in stratal architecture, cycle stacking patterns and facies differentiation within sequences exemplifies the potential for differential stratigraphic response of platforms to eustasy. Variability exists within base-level cycles of several scales within a compound stratigraphic hierarchy, though the causes may vary among different scales. Cross-sections from outcrops in the Sierra Diablo document the framework and stacking pattern of 3rd-order sequences (HFS), including: two progradational middle Wolfcampian HFS (mW1-2), one backstepped upper Wolfcampian HFS (uW1), one progradational lower Leonardin HFS (L1), aggradational middle (L2) and upper Leonardian HFS (L3), three progradatic upper Leonardian HFS (L4-6), and two backstepped, aggradational upper Leonardian HFS (L7-8). Seismic lines from the northern Delaware and Midland Basins and San Simon Channel area document the regional consistency of 3rd-order sequence stacking patterns (a response to eustasy), but show variability related to local subsidence, antecedent topography (owing to deeper structures and platform margin erosion), windward vs. leeward facing, and siliciclastic sediment supply. Sequences L2 and L3 appear to exhibit the greatest variability in stacking pattern. Strike variability in 4th/5th-order cycle stacking patterns within 3rd-order sequences as studied in outcrop is greatest in sequences L2 and L3, in which headland-bight margin trends are developed on a lateral scale of 1-2 miles. Aggrational to backstepping reef-margin facies with steep ({le}35{degrees}) foreslopes developed along headlands. Mudstones abut these margin facies abruptly along headlands and may contain megabreccias at the toe-of-slope. More gently sloping (10-15{degrees}) {open_quotes}ramp{close_quotes} margin strata composed of fusulinid packstones characterize bights.

Fitchen, W.M. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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seismic margin  

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particulate air (filter) HFE human failure event HLW high-level radioactive waste HVAC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ITS important to safety LLW low-level...

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Economic Recovery of Oil Trapped at Fan Margins Using High Angle Wells and Multiple Hydraulic Fractures  

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The distal fan margin in the northeast portion of the Yowlumne field contains significant reserves but is not economical to develop using vertical wells. Numerous interbedded shales and deteriorating rock properties limit producibility. In addition, extreme depths (13,000 ft) present a challenging environment for hydraulic fracturing and artificial lift. Lastly, a mature waterflood increases risk because of the uncertainty with size and location of flood fronts. This project attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of exploiting the distal fan margin of this slope-basin clastic reservoir through the use of a high-angle well completed with multiple hydraulic-fracture treatments. The combination of a high-angle (or horizontal) well and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional vertical wells while maintaining vertical communication between thin interbedded layers and the wellbore. The equivalent production rate and reserves of three vertical wells are anticipated at one-half to two-thirds the cost.

Mike L. Laue

1997-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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On the marginal instability threshold condition of the aperiodic ordinary mode  

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The purely growing ordinary (O) mode instability has recently received renewed attention owing to its potential applicability to the solar wind plasma. Here, an analytical marginal instability condition is derived for counter-streaming bi-Maxwellian plasma particle distribution functions. The derived marginal instability condition as a function of the temperature anisotropy and plasma beta agrees remarkably well with the numerically determined instability condition. The existence of a new instability domain of the O-mode at small plasma beta values is confirmed with the leading A??{sub ?}{sup ?1}-dependence, if the counter-stream parameter P{sub e} exceeds a critical value. At small plasma beta values at large enough counter-stream parameter, the O-mode also operates for temperature anisotropies A?=?T{sub ?}/T{sub ?}?>?1 even larger than unity, as the parallel counter-stream free energy exceeds the perpendicular bi-Maxwellian free energy.

Schlickeiser, R. [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Lehrstuhl IV: Weltraum- and Astrophysik, Ruhr-Universität, 44780 Bochum (Germany); Yoon, P. H. [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742 Maryland (United States); School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Existence of the Wigner function with correct marginal distributions along tilted lines on a lattice  

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In order to determine the Wigner function uniquely, we introduce a new condition which ensures that the Wigner function has correct marginal distributions along tilted lines. For a system in $N$ dimensional Hilbert space, whose "phase space" is a lattice with $N^2$ sites, we get different results depending on whether $N$ is odd or even. Under the new condition, the Wigner function is determined if $N$ is an odd number, but it does not exist if $N$ is even.

Minoru Horibe; Akiyoshi Takami; Takaaki Hashimoto; Akihisa Hayashi

2001-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Recovery of Oil Trapped at Fan Margins Using High Angle Wells and Multiple Hydraulic Fractures  

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This project attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of exploiting thin-layered, low-energy deposits at the distal margin of a prograding turbidite complex through the use of hydraulically fractured horizontal or high-angle wells. The combination of a horizontal or high-angle well and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional vertical wells while maintaining vertical communication between thin interbedded layers and the wellbore.

Laue, M.L.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Recovery of Oil Trapped at Fan Margins Using High Angle Wells and Multiple Hydraulic Fractures  

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This project attempts to demonstrate the effectivensss of exploiting thin-layered, low energy deposits at the distal margin of a propagating turbinite complex through u se of hydraulically fractgured horizontal of high-angle wells. TGhe combinaton of a horizontal or high-angle weoo and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional vertical wells while maintaining vertical communication between thin interbedded layers and the wellbore.

Mike L. Laue

1998-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Recovery of Oil Trapped at Fan Margins Using High Angle Wells and Multiple Hydraulic Fractures  

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This project attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of exploiting thin-layered, low-energy deposits at the distal margin of a propagating turbidite complex through the use of hydraulically-fractured horizontal or high-angle wells. The combination of a horizontal or high-angled well and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional vertical wells while maintaining vertical communication between thininterbedded layers and the well bore.

Mike L. Laue

1997-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal Cost of Steam and Power from Cogeneration Systems Using a Rational Value-Allocation Procedure  

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-Gwaiz, BS EE Energy Conservation Engineer Saudi Aramco, Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia majid.gwaiz@aramco.com ABSTRACT The problem of pricing steam and power from cogeneration systems has confounded engineers, economists, and accountants for a very... MARGINAL COST OF STEAM AND POWER FROM COGENERATION SYSTEMS USING A RATIONAL VALUE-ALLOCATION PROCEDURE Jimmy D Kumana, MS ChE Energy Conservation Specialist Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia jimmy.kumana@aramco.com Majid M Al...

Kumana, J. D.; Al-Gwaiz, M. M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mller-Bker U, Thieme S. 2007. Livelihood Strategies in a Marginal Area of Nepal (Far West Nepal), with an emphasis on labour migration to India. In  

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Müller-Böker U, Thieme S. 2007. Livelihood Strategies in a Marginal Area of Nepal (Far West Nepal and The Marginal: Social Geography of Older People in Nepal · Tomás Havlícek, Population Stability, Livelihood Strategies in a Marginal Area of Nepal (Far West Nepal), with an emphasis on labour migration

Richner, Heinz

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Upgrading of substandard housing in Portugal : planning strategies for the technical improvement of marginal settlements, case study, the Casal Ventoso  

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The primary scope of this thesis is to deal, from a technical standpoint, with the implementation of the upgrading concept in marginal settlements in Portugal. It consists mainly of two parts: The rationale of the concept, ...

De Castello-Branco, Fernando N. B

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper proposes an effective VAR planning based on reactive power margin for the enhancement of dynamic  

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networks. Distributed generation based on renewable energy sources offers a promising solution1 Abstract-- This paper proposes an effective VAR planning based on reactive power margin for the enhancement of dynamic voltage stability in distribution networks with distributed wind generation

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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The Role of Hospital Heterogeneity in Measuring Marginal Returns to Medical Care: A Reply to Barreca, Guldi, Lindo, and Waddell  

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In Almond et al. (2010), we describe how marginal returns to medical care can be estimated by comparing patients on either side of diagnostic thresholds. Our application examines at-risk newborns near the very low birth ...

Almond, Douglas

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Errors of Mean Dynamic Topography and Geostrophic Current Estimates in China’s Marginal Seas from GOCE and Satellite Altimetry  

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The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) and satellite altimetry can provide very detailed and accurate estimates of the mean dynamic topography (MDT) and geostrophic currents in China’s marginal seas, such as, the ...

Shuanggen Jin; Guiping Feng; Ole Andersen

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magmatism at the west Iberia non-volcanic rifted continental margin: evidence from analyses of magnetic anomalies  

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......the production of greater volumes of melt leads...the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, offshore Newfoundland...margin of Australia: Great Australian Bight and western sections...magnetic anomalies in the Australian-Antarctic Basin: are they isochrons......

S. M. Russell; R. B. Whitmarsh

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Mapping the Potential for Biofuel Production on Marginal Lands: Differences in Definitions, Data and Models across Scales  

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J.E. ; Lobell, D.B. Biomass energy: The scale of theS. Marginal Land-based Biomass Energy Production in China.crops none none none biomass energy none none none none none

Lewis, Sarah M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chronic disease projections in heterogeneous ageing populations: approximating multi-state models of joint distributions by modelling marginal distributions  

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......marginal probability values conditional on survival, while the capital S as defined above represents unconditional probability values...costs of obesity: prevention no cure for increasing health expenditure. PLoS Med., 5, e29. WOLFSON, M. C. (1994) POHEM......

Rudolf T. Hoogenveen; Pieter H. M. van Baal; Hendriek C. Boshuizen

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NMR Characterization  

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NMR NMR Characterization of C3H and HCT Down-Regulated Alfalfa Lignin Yunqiao Pu & Fang Chen & Angela Ziebell & Brian H. Davison & Arthur J. Ragauskas Published online: 20 October 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. 2009 Abstract Independent down-regulation of genes encoding p-coumarate 3-hydroxylase (C3H) and hydroxycinnamoyl CoA:shikimate/quinate hydroxycinnamoyl transferase (HCT) has been previously shown to reduce the recalcitrance of alfalfa and thereby improve the release of fermentable sugars during enzymatic hydrolysis. In this study, ball-milled lignins were isolated from wild-type control, C3H, and HCT gene down-regulated alfalfa plants. One- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques were utilized to determine structural changes in the ball-milled alfalfa lignins resulting from this genetic engineering.

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Agrochemicals in field margins—Field evaluation of plant reproduction effects  

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Abstract Field margins are important habitats for various plant species in agro-ecosystems but they can also be exposed to agrochemicals. In this experimental field study, effects of herbicide, insecticide, and fertilizer misplacements in field margins on the plant frequency and reproductive capacity of four wild plant species (Ranunculus acris, Lathyrus pratensis, Vicia sepium, Rumex acetosa) were investigated from 2010 to 2012. Individual and combined effects of the agrochemicals were studied in a randomized block design and plant community assessments were performed every year. Additionally, seeds of the four species were harvested in 2012 to detect effects on plant reproduction. Plant frequencies of the four species were significantly reduced in all herbicide and fertilizer treatments in the third year. The plant frequency of R. acris and L. pratensis was more affected in the fertilizer treatments than in the herbicide treatments, whereas the plant frequency of V. sepium and R. acetosa was similarly affected by fertilizer and herbicide treatments. However, the treatment combinations of fertilizer and herbicide resulted in additive effects on the plant frequency of V. sepium and R. acetosa. Furthermore, herbicide treatments suppressed the formation of flowers and, hence, led to a significantly reduced seed production of R. acris, L. pratensis, and V. sepium. Because field margins are exposed to repeated agrochemical applications over several years, the observed effects will possibly lead to shifts in plant community compositions and cause the disappearance of the affected plants in the long run. In the current risk assessment of herbicides for nontarget plants no reproduction effects are considered, and therefore, it seems that herbicide effects on wild plants species are potentially underestimated.

Juliane Schmitz; Karoline Schäfer; Carsten A. Brühl

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breast-Conserving Therapy: Radiotherapy Margins for Breast Tumor Bed Boost  

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Purpose: To quantify the interfraction position variability of the excision cavity (EC) and to compare the rib and breast surface as surrogates for the cavity. Additionally, we sought to determine the required margin for on-line, off-line and no correction protocols in external beam radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: A total of 20 patients were studied who had been treated in the supine position for 28 daily fractions. Cone-beam computed tomography scans were regularly acquired according to a shrinking action level setup correction protocol based on bony anatomy registration of the ribs and sternum. The position of the excision area was retrospectively analyzed by gray value cone-beam computed tomography-to-computed tomography registration. Subsequently, three setup correction strategies (on-line, off-line, and no corrections) were applied, according to the rib and breast surface registrations, to estimate the residual setup errors (systematic [{sigma}] and random [{sigma}]) of the excision area. The required margins were calculated using a margin recipe. Results: The image quality of the cone-beam computed tomography scans was sufficient for localization of the EC. The margins required for the investigated setup correction protocols and the setup errors for the left-right, craniocaudal and anteroposterior directions were 8.3 mm ({sigma} = 3.0, {sigma} = 2.6), 10.6 mm ({sigma} = 3.8, {sigma} = 3.2), and 7.7 mm ({sigma} = 2.7, {sigma} = 2.9) for the no correction strategy; 5.6 mm ({sigma} = 2.0, {sigma} = 1.8), 6.5 mm ({sigma} = 2.3, {sigma} = 2.3), and 4.5 mm ({sigma} = 1.5, {sigma} = 1.9) for the on-line rib strategy; and 5.1 mm ({sigma} = 1.8, {sigma} = 1.7), 4.8 mm ({sigma} = 1.7, {sigma} = 1.6), and 3.3 mm ({sigma} = 1.1, {sigma} = 1.6) for the on-line surface strategy, respectively. Conclusion: Considerable geometric uncertainties in the position of the EC relative to the bony anatomy and breast surface have been observed. By using registration of the breast surface, instead of the rib, the uncertainties in the position of the EC area were reduced.

Topolnjak, Rajko; Vliet-Vroegindeweij, Corine van; Sonke, Jan-Jakob; Minkema, Danny; Remeijer, Peter; Nijkamp, Jasper; Elkhuizen, Paula [Department of Radiotherapy, Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Huis, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Rasch, Coen [Department of Radiotherapy, Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Huis, Amsterdam (Netherlands)], E-mail: c.rasch@nki.nl

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring voltage collapse margin with synchrophasors across transmission corridors with multiple lines and multiple contingencies  

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We use synchrophasor measurements of the complex voltage and current at both ends of multiple transmission lines that connect areas of a power system to monitor the online voltage collapse margin. A new reduction is used to reduce the multiple transmission lines to a single line equivalent and determine how to combine the synchrophasor measurements. Generator reactive power limits can be accommodated. The results show that this methodology can capture the effect of multiple contingencies inside the transmission corridors, giving awareness to the operators about the severity of contingencies with respect to voltage stability.

Ramirez, Lina

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport Anomalies and Marginal-Fermi-Liquid Effects at a Quantum Critical Point  

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The conductivity and the tunneling density of states of disordered itinerant electrons in the vicinity of a ferromagnetic transition at low temperature are discussed. Critical fluctuations lead to nonanalytic frequency and temperature dependencies that are distinct from the usual long-time tail effects in a disordered Fermi liquid. The crossover between these two types of behavior is proposed as an experimental check of recent theories of the quantum ferromagnetic critical behavior. In addition, the quasiparticle properties at criticality are shown to be those of a marginal Fermi liquid.

D. Belitz; T. R. Kirkpatrick; R. Narayanan; Thomas Vojta

2000-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Maturation of Tertiary sediments in the Asian Continental Margins: A basis for hydrocarbon generation studies  

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In the marginal areas of the Asian continent, the Paleogene and Miocene coal-bearing formations are sporadically distributed. In some areas, particularly in the sea regions, their equivalents are possibly explored for oil and gas. The basins mainly formed as tectonic depressions, and are filled with fluvial to marine clastic rocks. The formations show marked lateral variation in thickness, lithology, and sediment characteristics, which are related to the geotectonic settings of the basins at active plate margins. Remarkable accumulation of overburden and high paleogeothermal conditions, which are marked in northern Kyushu, Japan, and Thailand, influenced diagenesis. Organic and inorganic maturation studies in northern Kyushu reveal a progress of diagenesis from the inland of Kyushu toward the sea region essentially controlled by additional heat supply from the sea region during and after sedimentation. The sediments on the land surface are chiefly overmatured, and/or contain minor amounts of organic carbon. High paleogeothermal influence on Tertiary maturation is clear also in northern Thailand. The high paleotemperature conditions in these areas may be related to tectonic interaction between the oceanic and continental plates.

Miki, Takashi (Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-conserving perennial agriculture for marginal land in southern Appalachia. Final technical report  

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USDA economists predict the end of surplus farm production in the US within this decade. More and more marginal land will be cropped to provide feed for the growing world population and to produce energy. Much of this potential cropland in Southern Appalachia is poorly suited to annual crops, such as corn. Perennial crops are much better suited to steep, rocky, and wet sites. Research was undertaken on the theoretical potentials of perennial species with high predicted yields of protein, carbohydrates, or oils. Several candidate staple perennial crops for marginal land in Southern Appalachia were identified, and estimates were made of their yields, energy input requirements, and general suitabilities. Cropping systems incorporating honeylocust, persimmon, mulberry, jujube, and beech were compared with corn cropping systems. It appears that these candidate staple perennials show distinct advantages for energy conservation and environmental preservation. Detailed economic analyses must await actual demonstration trials, but preliminary indications for ethanol conversion systems with honeylocust are encouraging. It is suggested that short-term loans to farmers undertaking this new type of agriculture would be appropriate to solve cash-flow problems.

Williams, G.

1982-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Application of Droop-Control in Distributed Energy Resources to Extend the Voltage Collapse Margin  

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The growth in distributed energy resources has the potential to reduce system stresses caused by transmission grid congestion by supplying power and voltage regulation closer to load centers. However, the additional voltage regulation provided by these resources can mask the onset of voltage collapse. Local voltage support flattens the slope in the upper region of the power-voltage nose curve. Coordinating voltage-regulation behavior with the droop-control scheme in distributed resources improves the observation of voltage collapse margins. Incorporating distributed resource models in the continuation power flow analysis, allows the exploration of the power transfer gains by the application of distributed resources. The analysis provides insight to the impact of droop control on the behavior of the power-voltage curve and voltage collapse. The analysis is applied to a fixed speed induction generator wind farm with separate reactive compensation and the interconnection to the local power system. Results reveal that coordinating the droop control strategy allows the distributed resource to significantly increase the voltage collapse margin without hiding the threat of voltage stability problems.

Henry, Shawn D. [Florida State University; Rizy, D Tom [ORNL; Baldwin, Thomas L [Florida State University; Kueck, John D [ORNL; Li, Fangxing [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: Characterization surveys  

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Characterization surveys Characterization surveys An ORISE technicians performs a characterization survey The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) performs independent, objective characterization surveys to define the extent of radiological contamination at sites scheduled for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). A fundamental aspect of all D&D projects, characterization surveys provide guidance to determine the best remediation procedures and are a cost-effective method of ensuring a site meets preliminary regulatory standards. ORISE designs characterization surveys using the data quality objectives process. This approach focuses on the particular objective of characterization, and ensures that only the data needed to address the characterization decisions are collected. Data collection efforts are

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Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Economies, August 2009  

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NREL/TP-6A2-46209 NREL/TP-6A2-46209 Posted with permission. Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Economies Energy Working Group August 2009 This report was prepared for the APEC Energy Working Group under EWG 11/2008A by: Anelia Milbrandt National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Golden, Colorado, USA Web site: www.nrel.gov Dr. Ralph P. Overend NREL Research Fellow (Retired) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada APEC#209-RE-01.4 Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge and thank the project overseer, Mr. Jeffrey Skeer (Department of Energy, USA and chair of the APEC Biofuels Task Force), for his support, review, and guidance throughout this project. We also thank Mr. Mark Stumborg from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for his review and recommendations.

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Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and CTE Education  

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This week, as part of the President’s commitment to equal opportunity for all students, the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Georgetown University Law Center on Poverty and Inequality highlighted programs that focus on developing the talent of girls of color and low-income girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE) careers. We heard from the educators, innovators, researchers, scientists, and marginalized girls themselves who are dedicated to increasing the participation of low-income girls and girls of color in post-secondary education and in-demand careers within high-growth industry sectors.

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Marginal Stability Boundaries for Infinite-n Ballooning Modes in a Quasi-axisymmetric Stellarator  

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A method for computing the ideal-MHD stability boundaries in three-dimensional equilibria is employed. Following Hegna and Nakajima [Phys. Plasmas 5 (May 1998) 1336], a two-dimensional family of equilibria are constructed by perturbing the pressure and rotational-transform profiles in the vicinity of a flux surface for a given stellarator equilibrium. The perturbations are constrained to preserve the magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium condition. For each perturbed equilibrium, the infinite-n ballooning stability is calculated. Marginal stability diagrams are thus constructed that are analogous to (s; a) diagrams for axisymmetric configurations. A quasi-axisymmetric stellarator is considered. Calculations of stability boundaries generally show regions of instability can occur for either sign of the average magnetic shear. Additionally, regions of second-stability are present.

S.R. Hudson; C.C. Hegna

2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal stability boundaries for infinite-n ballooning modes in a quasiaxisymmetric stellarator  

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A method for computing the ideal magnetohydrodynamic(MHD)stability boundaries in three-dimensional equilibria is employed. Following Hegna and Nakajima [Phys. Plasmas 5 1336 (1998)] a two-dimensional family of equilibria is constructed by perturbing the pressure and rotational-transform profiles in the vicinity of a flux surface for a given stellarator equilibrium. The perturbations are constrained to preserve the MHD equilibrium condition. For each perturbed equilibrium the infinite- n ballooning stability is calculated. Marginal stability diagrams are thus constructed that are analogous to (s ?) diagrams for axisymmetric configurations. A quasiaxisymmetric stellarator is considered. Calculations of stability boundaries generally show regions of instability can occur for either sign of the average magnetic shear. Additionally regions of second-stability are present.

S. R. Hudson; C. C. Hegna

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal instability threshold condition of the aperiodic ordinary mode in equal-mass plasmas  

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The purely growing ordinary (O) mode instability for counter-streaming bi-Maxwellian plasma particle distribution functions has recently received renewed attention due to its importance for the solar wind plasma. Here, the analytical marginal instability condition is derived for magnetized plasmas consisting of equal-mass charged particles, distributed in counter-streams with equal temperatures. The equal-mass composition assumption enormously facilitates the theoretical analysis due to the equality of the values of the electron and positron (positive and negative ion) plasma and gyrofrequencies. The existence of a new instability domain of the O-mode at small plasma beta values is confirmed, when the parallel counter-stream free energy exceeds the perpendicular bi-Maxwellian free energy.

Vafin, S.; Schlickeiser, R. [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Lehrstuhl IV: Weltraum- and Astrophysik, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum (Germany); Yoon, P. H. [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 446-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast prediction of transient stability margin in systems with SVC control and HVDC link  

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Recent developments in transient stability margin (TSM) prediction using the energy-based direct method have included excitation controllers, power system stabilizers (PSSs) and/or static VAr compensators (SVCs). These devices can be represented in their detailed dynamic models to desired degrees of complexity while the proposed extended equal-area criterion can still be effectively applied. This paper describes further development of this technique to incorporate an HVDC transmission into the test network for TSM prediction. The method is examined with a practical 17-machine power network representing the South China/Hong Kong system. An SVC control scheme is also installed in a weak bus of the test network for transient stability improvement. The results obtained show that there is no sacrifice in accuracy, speed or reliability of the TSM method with SVC and HVDC realistically incorporated into the study.

Tso, S.K. [City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Dept. of Manufacturing Engineering; Cheung, S.P. [ABB Transmission and Distribution Ltd., Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Dept. of Power Systems

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower Permian facies of the Palo Duro Basin, Texas: depositional systems, shelf-margin evolution, paleogeography, and petroleum potential  

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A Palo geological study suggests that potential hydrocarbon reservoirs occur in shelf-margin carbonates, delta-front sandstones, and fan-delta arkoses. Zones of porous (greater than 10 percent) dolomite are concentrated near shelf margins and have configurations similar to productive Lower Permian shelf-margin trends in New Mexico. Delta-front sandstones (log-computed porosity of 18 to 25 percent) are similar to producing deltaic sandstones of Morris Buie-Blaco Fields in North-Central Texas. Porous (18 percent) fan-delta sandstones along the south flank of the Amarillo Uplift may form reservoirs similiar to that of the Mobeetie Field on the north side of the Amarillo Uplife in Wheeler County, Texas. Potential hydrocarbon source beds occur in slope and basinal environments. Total organic carbon generally ranges from 1 to 2.3 percent by weight and averages 0.589 percent by weight.

Handford, C.R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of fission product worth margins in PWR spent nuclear fuel burnup credit calculations.  

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Current criticality safety calculations for the transportation of irradiated LWR fuel make the very conservative assumption that the fuel is fresh. This results in a very substantial overprediction of the actual k{sub eff} of the transportation casks; in certain cases, this decreases the amount of spent fuel which can be loaded in a cask, and increases the cost of transporting the spent fuel to the repository. Accounting for the change of reactivity due to fuel depletion is usually referred to as ''burnup credit.'' The US DOE is currently funding a program aimed at establishing an actinide only burnup credit methodology (in this case, the calculated reactivity takes into account the buildup or depletion of a limited number of actinides). This work is undergoing NRC review. While this methodology is being validated on a significant experimental basis, it implicitly relies on additional margins: in particular, the absorption of neutrons by certain actinides and by all fission products is not taken into account. This provides an important additional margin and helps guarantee that the methodology is conservative provided these neglected absorption are known with reasonable accuracy. This report establishes the accuracy of fission product absorption rate calculations: (1) the analysis of European fission product worth experiments demonstrates that fission product cross-sections available in the US provide very good predictions of fission product worth; (2) this is confirmed by a direct comparison of European and US cross section evaluations; (3) accuracy of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) fission product content predictions is established in a recent ORNL report where several SNF isotopic assays are analyzed; and (4) these data are then combined to establish in a conservative manner the fraction of the predicted total fission product absorption which can be guaranteed based on available experimental data.

Blomquist, R.N.; Finck, P.J.; Jammes, C.; Stenberg, C.G.

1999-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Sedimentary sources of old high molecular weight dissolved organic carbon from the ocean margin benthic nepheloid layer  

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Average {sup 14}C ages of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the ocean are 3--6,000 years, and are influenced by old DOC from continental margins. However, sources of DOC from terrestrial, autochthonous, and sedimentary organic carbon seem to be too young to be responsible for the old DOC observed in the ocean. Since colloidal organic carbon (COC, i.e., high molecular weight DOC), which is chemically very similar to that of bulk DOC, can be effectively isolated from seawater using cross-flow ultrafiltration, it can hold clues to sources and pathways of DOC turnover in the ocean. Radiocarbon measurements on COC in the water column and benthic nepheloid layer (BNL) from two continental margin areas (the Middle Atlantic Bight and the Gulf of Mexico) and controlled laboratory experiments were carried out to study sources of old DOC in the ocean margin areas. Vertical distributions of suspended particulate matter (SPM), particulate organic carbon (POC), nitrogen (PON), and DOC in the water column and bottom waters near the sediment-water interface all demonstrate a well developed benthic nepheloid layer in both ocean margin areas. COC from the BNL was much older than COC from the overlying water column. These results, together with strong concentration gradients of SPM, POC, PON, and DOC, suggest a sedimentary source for organic carbon species and possibly for old COC as well in BNL waters. This is confirmed by the results from controlled laboratory experiments. The heterogeneity of {Delta}{sup 14}C signatures in bulk SOC thus points to a preferential release of old organic components from sediment resuspension, which can be the transport mechanism of the old benthic COC observed in ocean margin areas. Old COC from continental margin nepheloid layers may thus be a potential source of old DOC to the deep ocean.

Guo, L. Santschi, P.H.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the Nonlethal Margin Inside the Visible 'Ice-Ball' During Percutaneous Cryoablation of Renal Tissue  

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Objective. The study was designed to determine the distance between the visible 'ice-ball' and the lethal temperature isotherm for normal renal tissue during cryoablation. Methods. The Animal Care Committee approved the study. Nine adult swine were used: three to determine the optimum tissue stain and six to test the hypotheses. They were anesthetized and the left renal artery was catheterized under fluoroscopy. Under MR guidance, the kidney was ablated and (at end of a complete ablation) the nonfrozen renal tissue (surrounding the 'ice-ball') was stained via renal artery catheter. Kidneys were explanted and sent for slide preparation and examination. From each slide, we measured the maximum, minimum, and an in-between distance from the stained to the lethal tissue boundaries (margin). We examined each slide for evidence of 'heat pump' effect. Results. A total of 126 measurements of the margin (visible 'ice-ball'-lethal margin) were made. These measurements were obtained from 29 slides prepared from the 6 test animals. Mean width was 0.75 {+-} 0.44 mm (maximum 1.15 {+-} 0.51 mm). It was found to increase adjacent to large blood vessels. No 'heat pump' effect was noted within the lethal zone. Data are limited to normal swine renal tissue. Conclusions. Considering the effects of the 'heat pump' phenomenon for normal renal tissue, the margin was measured to be 1.15 {+-} 0.51 mm. To approximate the efficacy of the 'gold standard' (partial nephrectomy, {approx}98 %), a minimum margin of 3 mm is recommended (3 Multiplication-Sign SD). Given these assumptions and extrapolating for renal cancer, which reportedly is more cryoresistant with a lethal temperature of -40 Degree-Sign C, the recommended margin is 6 mm.

Georgiades, Christos, E-mail: g_christos@hotmail.com [Johns Hopkins University, Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Interventional Radiology Center (United States); Rodriguez, Ronald, E-mail: rrodrig@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University, Department of Urology (United States); Azene, Ezana, E-mail: eazene1@jhmi.edu; Weiss, Clifford, E-mail: cweiss@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University, Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Interventional Radiology Center (United States); Chaux, Alcides, E-mail: achaux1@jhmi.edu; Gonzalez-Roibon, Nilda, E-mail: ngonzal6@jhmi.edu; Netto, George, E-mail: gnetto1@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University, Department of Urologic Pathology (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Full Reviews: Reservoir Characterization  

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Below are the project presentations and respective peer reviewer comments for Reservoir Characterization.

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Surface uplift, fluvial incision, and geodynamics of plateau evolution, from the western margin of the Central Andean plateau  

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The Colca-Majes and Cotahuasi-Ocona rivers in southwest Peru that cut through the western margin of the Andean plateau en route to the Pacific Ocean incised canyons over 3 km deep in response to late Cenozoic surface uplift. ...

Schildgen, Taylor F. (Taylor Frances)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS AND LEARNING SYSTEMS, VOL. 24, NO. 5, MAY 2013 749 Soft Margin Multiple Kernel Learning  

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to improve the effectiveness of MKL, this paper presents a novel soft margin perspective for MKL recognition demonstrate that our proposed algorithms can efficiently achieve an effective yet sparse solution University, 639798, Singapore (e-mail: xuxi0006@ntu.edu.sg; IvorTsang@ntu.edu.sg; dongxu@ntu.edu.sg). Color

Tsang Wai Hung "Ivor"

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PII S0016-7037(99)00066-6 Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon from California continental margin sediments  

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sediments DAVID J. BURDIGE,1, * WILLIAM M. BERELSON,2 KENNETH H. COALE,3 JAMES MCMANUS,4 and KENNETH S) from marine sediments represent a poorly constrained component of the oceanic carbon cycle that may measurements of DOC fluxes from continental margin sediments (water depths ranging from 95 to 3,700 m

Burdige, David

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Project EARTH-13-RK2: Melting and water drainage from ice-stream margins: theory and computation  

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Project EARTH-13-RK2: Melting and water drainage from ice-stream margins: theory and computation sheets that represent an enormous reservoir of water. The mass of this reservoirs is set by a balance importance. Answers will require a deep understanding of the mechanics of ice sheets, and in particular

Henderson, Gideon

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A new calanoid copepod (Spinocalanidae) swarming at a cold seep site on the Gabon continental margin (Southeast Atlantic)  

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A new calanoid copepod (Spinocalanidae) swarming at a cold seep site on the Gabon continental Regab on the Gabon continental margin (Southeast Atlantic) at a depth of 3151-3155 m. After description Gabon (Atlantique sud-est). Des femelles, des mâles et des copépodites V mâles de Methanocalanus

Ivanenko, Viatcheslav N.

178

The crustal structure of the north-eastern Gulf of Aden continental margin: insights from wide-angle seismic data  

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......continental margin and mantle thermal anomalies beneath the North...W. , et al, 2001. Mantle thermal structure and active upwelling...the southern Red Sea hills, Sudan: J. Geol. Soc. Lond...et al, 2008. Persistent thermal activity at the Eastern Gulf......

L. Watremez; S. Leroy; S. Rouzo; E. d'Acremont; P. Unternehr; C. Ebinger; F. Lucazeau; A. Al-Lazki

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Lauritzen-Spiegelhalter, Hugin, and Shenoy-Shafer Architectures for Computing Marginals of Probability Distributions  

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A Comparison of Lauritzen-Spiegelhalter, Hugin, and Shenoy-Shafer Architectures for Computing@ukans.edu Abstract In the last decade, several architectures have been proposed for exact computation of marginals us- ing local computation. In this paper, we compare three architectures--Lauritzen-Spiegelhalter, Hugin

Valtorta, Marco

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

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

Levin, Lisa

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BEAT-TO-BEAT P AND T WAVE DELINEATION IN ECG SIGNALS USING A MARGINALIZED PARTICLE FILTER  

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BEAT-TO-BEAT P AND T WAVE DELINEATION IN ECG SIGNALS USING A MARGINALIZED PARTICLE FILTER Chao Lin1-yves.tourneret,corinne.mailhes}@enseeiht.fr ABSTRACT The delineation of P and T waves is important for the interpretation of ECG signals. In this work model which exploits the sequential nature of the ECG by introducing a random walk model

Tourneret, Jean-Yves

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Support and Modeling for the Boiling Water Reactor Station Black Out Case Study Using RELAP and RAVEN  

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The existing fleet of nuclear power plants is in the process of extending its lifetime and increasing the power generated. In order to evaluate the impact of these two factors on the safety of the plant, the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) project aims to provide insight to decision makers through a series of simulations of the plant dynamics for different initial conditions (e.g., probabilistic analysis and uncertainty quantification). This report focuses, in particular, on the impact of power uprate on the safety of a boiled water reactor system. The case study considered is a loss of off-site power followed by the loss of diesel generators, i.e., a station black out (SBO) event. Analysis is performed by using a thermo-hydraulic code, i.e. RELAP-5, and a stochastic analysis tool currently under development at INL, i.e. RAVEN. Starting from the event tree models contained in SAPHIRE, we built the input file for RELAP-5 that models in great detail system dynamics under SBO conditions. We also interfaced RAVEN with RELAP-5 so that it would be possible to run multiple RELAP-5 simulation runs by changing specific keywords of the input file. We both employed classical statistical tools, i.e. Monte-Carlo, and more advanced machine learning based algorithms to perform uncertainty quantification in order to quantify changes in system performance and limitations as a consequence of power uprate. We also employed advanced data analysis and visualization tools that helped us to correlate simulation outcome such as maximum core temperature with a set of input uncertain parameters. Results obtained gave a detailed overview of the issues associated to power uprate for a SBO accident scenario. We were able to quantify how timing of safety related events were impacted by a higher reactor core power. Such insights can provide useful material to the decision makers to perform risk-infomed safety margins management.

Diego Mandelli; Curtis Smith; Thomas Riley; John Schroeder; Cristian Rabiti; Aldrea Alfonsi; Joe Nielsen; Dan Maljovec; Bie Wang; Valerio Pascucci

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Cenozoic deformation in the George V Land continental margin (East Antarctica)  

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This investigation is based on the analysis of multichannel seismic data collected in the continental shelf of the George V Land, between 140°E and 155°E on the East Antarctic margin. Most of the East Antarctic continental shelf is covered by permanent, thick sea and terrestrial ice and it is therefore still unexplored. This is the reason why the tectonic deformation affecting the Antarctic margin during the Mesozoic rift from the Australian plate and the Cenozoic post-rift phase is poorly known. The few coastal polynyas (such as the Mertz polynya, in the George V Land continental shelf) are the only places where the oldest sedimentary section can be studied with the existing technology. The data presented were not collected to address tectonic questions, however the relevance of this study is to document for the first time the occurrence of rift and post-rift tectonic structures in the sedimentary section near the coast, where the oldest sediment section is shallowest. These considerations are particularly relevant as Mertz-Ninnis trough, also known as George V Basin is located near the area of transition (around the Spencer Fracture Zone) between the extensionally-dominated Wilkes Land–Great Australian Bight Basin conjugate segment of the Australian–Antarctic Rift and the transtensional, strike-slip kinematics of the Otway Basin–South Tasman Rise–Oates Land segment. The tectonic structure in the George V Land sector presented in this study is two-fold with two rift phases: one being connected to the breakup process and the later one associated to a change in plate rotation. A former extensional phase opened structural grabens, with axis oriented WNW–ESE and possibly NE–SW. A latter transpressional phase reactivated previous structures and tilted, faulted and folded sedimentary strata, located in the inner continental shelf. The first tectonic phase is likely related with the Cretaceous rifting between the Antarctic and Australian plates. The second tectonic phase might be related to the onset of the fast spreading phase of Pacific–Indian Ocean, that caused uplift, inversion and folding of post-rift strata in a narrow east–west oriented region, near coastal basement outcrop, in Paleocene–Eocene times.

Laura De Santis; Giuliano Brancolini; Federica Donda; Phil O'Brien

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How useful is the Marginal Expected Shortfall for the measurement of systemic exposure? A practical assessment  

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Abstract We explore the practical relevance from a supervisor’s perspective of a popular market-based indicator of the exposure of a financial institution to systemic risk, the Marginal Expected Shortfall (MES). The MES of an institution can be defined as its expected equity loss when the market itself is in its left tail. We estimate the dynamic MES recently proposed by Brownlees and Engle (2012) for a panel of 68 large US banks over the last decade and a half. Running panel regressions of the MES on bank characteristics, we first find that the MES can be roughly rationalized in terms of standard balance-sheet indicators of bank financial soundness and systemic importance. We then ask whether the cross section of the MES can help to identify ex ante, i.e. before a crisis unfolds, which institutions are more likely to suffer the most severe losses ex post, i.e. once it has unfolded. Unfortunately, using the 2007–2009 crisis as a natural experiment, we find that some standard balance-sheet ratios are better able than the MES to predict large equity losses conditionally to a true crisis.

Julien Idier; Gildas Lamé; Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Observations of the internal tide on the California continental margin near Monterey Bay  

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Abstract Observations of the semidiurnal internal tide on the California continental margin between Monterey Bay and Point Sur confirm the existence of northward energy flux predicted by numerical models of the region. Both a short-duration tide-resolving survey with expendable profilers and a multi-week timeseries from FLIP measured northward flux in the mean, supporting the hypothesis that topographic features off Point Sur are the source of the strong internal tides observed in Monterey Canyon. However, the observed depth-integrated semidiurnal flux of 450±200 W m?1 is approximately twice as large as the most directly-comparable model and FLIP results. Though dominated by low modes with O(100 km) horizontal wavelengths, a number of properties of the semidiurnal internal tide, including kinetic and potential energy, as well as energy flux, show lateral variability on O(5 km) scales. Potential causes of this spatial variability include interference of waves from multiple sources, the sharp delineation of beams generated by abrupt topography due to limited azimuthal extent, and local generation and scattering of the internal tide into higher modes by small-scale topography. A simple two-source model of a first-mode interference pattern reproduces some of the most striking aspects of the observations.

Samantha R. Terker; James B. Girton; Eric Kunze; Jody M. Klymak; Robert Pinkel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal Stability Diagrams for Infinite-n Ballooning Modes in Quasi-symmetric Stellarators  

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By perturbing the pressure and rotational-transform profiles at a selected surface in a given equilibrium, and by inducing a coordinate variation such that the perturbed state is in equilibrium, a family of magnetohydrodynamic equilibria local to the surface and parameterized by the pressure gradient and shear is constructed for arbitrary stellarator geometry. The geometry of the surface is not changed. The perturbed equilibria are analyzed for infinite-n ballooning stability and marginal stability diagrams are constructed that are analogous to the (s; alpha) diagrams constructed for axi-symmetric configurations. The method describes how pressure and rotational-transform gradients influence the local shear, which in turn influences the ballooning stability. Stability diagrams for the quasi-axially-symmetric NCSX (National Compact Stellarator Experiment), a quasi-poloidally-symmetric configuration and the quasi-helically-symmetric HSX (Helically Symmetric Experiment) are presented. Regions of second-stability are observed in both NCSX and the quasi-poloidal configuration, whereas no second stable region is observed for the quasi-helically symmetric device. To explain the different regions of stability, the curvature and local shear of the quasi-poloidal configuration are analyzed. The results are seemingly consistent with the simple explanation: ballooning instability results when the local shear is small in regions of bad curvature. Examples will be given that show that the structure, and stability, of the ballooning mode is determined by the structure of the potential function arising in the Schroedinger form of the ballooning equation.

S.R. Hudson; C.C. Hegna; R. Torasso; A. Ware

2003-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

187

.RIFTBASINS OF THE PASSIVE MARGIN: TECTONICS, ORGANIC-RICH LACUSTRINE SEDIMENTS, BASIN ANALYSES  

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of the basin, organic-rich deep-water lacustrine sediments provide the source for the hydro- carbons. Organic, characterize these beds. Like the Green River Shales, micro- laminated sediment with well-pre- served whole). These organic- rich micro-laminated sediments are the result of depressed ecological efficiency in enormous

Olsen, Paul E.

188

NETL: Emissions Characterization - CMU Emissions Characterization Study  

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Source Emissions Characterization Study Source Emissions Characterization Study The emissions characterization study is being performed in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Air Quality Study [PDF-744KB], a larger effort that includes ambient measurements and atmospheric modeling of the Pittsburgh region. The main objectives of this portion of the study are: To achieve advanced characterization of the PM in the Pittsburgh region. Measurements include the PM size, surface, volume, and mass distribution; chemical composition as a function of size and on a single particle basis; temporal and spatial variability. To obtain accurate current fingerprints of the major primary PM sources in the Pittsburgh region using traditional filter-based sampling and state-of-the-art techniques such as dilution sampling and single particle analysis using mass spectroscopy and LIBS.

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The Local Wind Pump for Marginal Societies in Indonesia: A Perspective of Fault Tree Analysis  

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There are many efforts to reduce a cost of investment of well established hybrid wind pump applied to rural areas. A recent study on a local wind pump (LWP) for marginal societies in Indonesia (traditional farmers peasant and tribes) was one of the efforts reporting a new application area. The objectives of the study were defined to measure reliability value of the LWP due to fluctuated wind intensity low wind speed economic point of view regarding a prolong economic crisis occurring and an available local component of the LWP and to sustain economics productivity (agriculture product) of the society. In the study a fault tree analysis (FTA) was deployed as one of three methods used for assessing the LWP. In this article the FTA has been thoroughly discussed in order to improve a better performance of the LWP applied in dry land watering system of Mesuji district of Lampung province?Indonesia. In the early stage all of local component of the LWP was classified in term of its function. There were four groups of the components. Moreover all of the sub components of each group were subjected to failure modes of the FTA namely (1) primary failure modes; (2) secondary failure modes and (3) common failure modes. In the data processing stage an available software package ITEM was deployed. It was observed that the component indicated obtaining relative a long life duration of operational life cycle in 1 666 hours. Moreover to enhance high performance the LWP maintenance schedule critical sub component suffering from failure and an overhaul priority have been identified in term of quantity values. Throughout a year pilot project it can be concluded that the LWP is a reliable product to the societies enhancing their economics productivities.

Insan Gunawan; Ahmad Taufik

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Toward a more rigorous application of margins and uncertainties within the nuclear weapons life cycle : a Sandia perspective.  

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This paper presents the conceptual framework that is being used to define quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) for application in the nuclear weapons (NW) work conducted at Sandia National Laboratories. The conceptual framework addresses the margins and uncertainties throughout the NW life cycle and includes the definition of terms related to QMU and to figures of merit. Potential applications of QMU consist of analyses based on physical data and on modeling and simulation. Appendix A provides general guidelines for addressing cases in which significant and relevant physical data are available for QMU analysis. Appendix B gives the specific guidance that was used to conduct QMU analyses in cycle 12 of the annual assessment process. Appendix C offers general guidelines for addressing cases in which appropriate models are available for use in QMU analysis. Appendix D contains an example that highlights the consequences of different treatments of uncertainty in model-based QMU analyses.

Klenke, Scott Edward; Novotny, George Charles; Paulsen Robert A., Jr.; Diegert, Kathleen V.; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Pilch, Martin M.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Variability of geochemical properties in a microbially dominated coalbed gas system from the eastern margin of the Illinois Basin, USA  

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This study outlines gas characteristics along the southeastern margins of the Illinois Basin and evaluates regional versus local gas variations in Seelyville and Springfield coal beds. Our findings suggest that high permeability and shallow (100–250 m) depths of these Indiana coals allowed inoculation with methanogenic microbial consortia, thus leading to widespread microbial methane generation along the eastern marginal part of the Illinois Basin. Low maturity coals in the Illinois Basin with a vitrinite reflectance Ro~0.6% contain significant amounts of coal gas (~3 m3/t, 96 scf/t) with ?97 vol.% microbial methane. The amount of coal gas can vary significantly within a coal seam both in a vertical seam section as well as laterally from location to location. Therefore sampling of an entire core section is required for accurate estimates of coal gas reserves.

Strapoc, D.; Mastalerz, M.; Schimmelmann, A.; Drobniak, A.; Hedges, S.W.

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

192

Constructing landscapes of value: Capitalist investment for the acquisition of marginal or unused land—The case of Tanzania  

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Abstract The current global wave of land acquisition – variously debated as land grabbing or investment in land – is promoted by the World Bank and the FAO as creating win–win-situations for local populations and investors alike. Common policy recommendations suggest expanding the production of export crops, by making use of marginal or unused land. Considerable potentials for such an expansion are assumed. Taking Tanzania as a case study, the evidence for such types of land is assessed by using a broad range of statistics. We will argue firstly, that the terms marginal and unused land serve as a manipulative terminology for the benefit of attempts to commercially valorize and commodify African landscapes, from biofuel to large-scale food production and tourism. However, they relate to different rationalities of domination. Unused land refers to a state-bureaucratic narrative, which excludes user groups deemed irrelevant for national development, while marginal land refers to a capitalist-economic narrative that excludes what is not profitable. Secondly, the terms are analyzed as categories central for state simplification of social relations attached to land. Modelling of these land use categories based on remote sensing is an attempt to compensate weak state capacities to enhance the legibility of the landscape by constructing it as a landscape of commercial value.

Andreas Exner; Lara E. Bartels; Markus Windhaber; Steffen Fritz; Linda See; Emilio Politti; Stephan Hochleithner

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

GLOVEBOX GLOVE CHARACTERIZATION SUMMARY  

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A task was undertaken to determine primarily the permeation behavior of various glove compounds from four manufacturers. As part of the basic characterization task, the opportunity to obtain additional mechanical and thermal properties presented itself. Consequently, a total of fifteen gloves were characterized for permeation, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Puncture Resistance, Tensile Properties and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. Detailed reports were written for each characterization technique used. This report contains the summary of the results.

Korinko, P.

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

194

Seismic characterization of fractures  

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Seismic characterization of fractures. José M. Carcione, OGS, Italy. Fractured geological formations are generally represented with a stress-strain relation.

JM Carcione

2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

195

Biomass production of trees and grasses in a silvopasture system on marginal lands of Doon Valley of north-west India. 1. Performance of tree species  

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Bouldery riverbed lands occupy about one-third of the geographical area in Doon Valley of north-west India. These marginal lands need rehabilitation through...?1) and lowest with B. purpurea (49.3%). Canopy param...

M. K. Vishwanatham; J. S. Samra; A. R. Sharma

196

Analysis and correlation of volcanic ash in marine sediments from the Peru Margin, Ocean Drilling Program Leg 201: explosive volcanic cycles of the north-central Andes  

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A detailed investigation of cores from three Peru Margin sites drilled during Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 201 has been conducted to determine the occurrence of volcanic ash layers and ash accumulations within marine sediments along the Peru...

Hart, Shirley Dawn

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of beef cattle marketing in Venezuela and the marketing margins between the farm and retail levels of prices  

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partial fulf i 1 lment of the recu'. rement i or rhe degree of MASTEF, OF SCIENCE December 1975 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics A STUDY OF B EF' CATTLE M. 'RKEl'lNG :N VENEZUELA AND THE MARKETING MAPGINS BETWEEN THE FVARM AND RETAIL LEVELS Ot... for the period 1960-1972 were studied from the farm through 'retail levels, the variations in price spread were large. Lack of knowledge concerning share of marketing margins has brought inadequate govern- ment policies. The structural demand equation...

Acosta, Sady Ines Borjas-Paez

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of higher energy - summary of benefits, issues, commissioning cost, SEU, Cryo, QPS margins, Potential availability issues  

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The LHC is technically almost ready to run at 4 TeV per beam in 2012. Nevertheless, a review of the advantages and disadvantages of such an energy step should be carefully made before taking this decision. There fore, this paper will summarize the benefits from the physics point of view; the potential issues like a possible increase of Single Event Errors , Unidentified Flying Objects, or a significant decrease of the quench margin from beam losses that, all in all , could lead to availability issues, compromising the integrated luminosity. And last but not least, the commissioning cost will be addressed.

Alemany, R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Two-stream cyclotron radiative instabilities due to the marginally mirror-trapped fraction for fustion alphas in tokamaks  

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It is shown here that the marginally mirror-trapped fraction of the newly-born fusion alpha particles in the deuterium-tritium (DT) reaction dominated tokamak plasmas can induce a two-stream cyclotron radiative instability for the fast Alfven waves propagating near the harmonics of the alpha particle cyclotron frequency {omega}{sub c{alpha}}. This can explain both the experimentally observed time behavior and the spatially localized origin of the fusion product ion cyclotron emission (ICE) in TFTR at frequencies {omega} {approx} m{omega}{sub c{alpha}}.

Arunasalam, V.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of New Tools to Perform Safety Analysis: BWR Station Black Out Test Case  

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Dynamic Probabilistic Risk Assessment (DPRA) methodologies couple system simulator codes (e.g., RELAP, MELCOR) with simulation controller codes (e.g., RAVEN, ADAPT). While system simulator codes accurately model system dynamics deterministically, simulation controller codes introduce both deterministic (e.g., system control logic, operating procedures) and stochastic (e.g., component failures, parameter uncertainties) elements into the simulation. Typically, a DPRA is performed by: 1) sampling values of a set of parameters from the uncertainty space of interest (using the simulation controller codes), and 2) simulating the system behavior for that specific set of parameter values (using the system simulator codes). For complex systems, one of the major challenges in using DPRA methodologies is to analyze the large amount of information (i.e., large number of scenarios ) generated, where clustering techniques are typically employed to allow users to better organize and interpret the data. In this paper, we focus on the analysis of a nuclear simulation dataset that is part of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) station blackout (SBO) case study. We apply a software tool that provides the domain experts with an interactive analysis and visualization environment for understanding the structures of such high-dimensional nuclear simulation datasets. Our tool encodes traditional and topology-based clustering techniques, where the latter partitions the data points into clusters based on their uniform gradient flow behavior. We demonstrate through our case study that both types of clustering techniques complement each other in bringing enhanced structural understanding of the data.

D. Mandelli; C. Smith; T. Riley; J. Nielsen; J. Schroeder; C. Rabiti; A. Alfonsi; Cogliati; R. Kinoshita; V. Pasucci; B. Wang; D. Maljovec

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geological overview of the Angola-Congo Margin, the Congo deep-sea fan and its submarine valleys  

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The Congo deep-sea fan is one of the largest fans in the world still affected by presently active turbidity currents. The present activity of deep-sea sedimentary processes is linked to the existence of a direct connection between the Congo River estuary and the Congo canyon head that allows relatively continuous sediment feeding of the deep-sea environment, in spite of a wide continental shelf (150 km). Because of this important activity in terms of sedimentary processes, the deep-sea environment of the Congo-Angola margin presents major interests concerning physical, chemical and biological studies near the sea floor. The main aim of this paper is to present the initial geological context of the BioZaire Program, showing a synthesis of the major results of the ZaïAngo Project including (1) the brief geological setting of the Congo-Angola margin, (2) the structure of the modern Congo deep-sea fan, (3) the sedimentary architecture of the recent Congo turbidite system (from the canyon to the distal lobes), and (4) the recent and present turbidite sedimentation. In order to provide useful information and advice relevant to biological and geochemical studies across the Congo sedimentary system, this article focuses on the present sedimentary processes and the present activity of turbidity current along the Congo canyon and channel.

unknown authors

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION  

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#12;RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION IN THE FRASER RIVER BASIN VOLUME II Ont. June 1993 Amended April 1994 #12;GUIDELINES FOR WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION PREFACE Ltd., Calgary, Alberta. #12;GUIDELINES FOR WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Fraser

203

Electromagnetics in characterizations  

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(cont.) Characterization of the differential guided mode of a coupled-strip transmission line allows us to understand its behaviors in high frequency circuit applications. S-parameters of the differential mode of a ...

Wu, Bae-Ian, 1975-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Characterization of polar extracts from two petroleum-derived fuels  

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Petroleum fuels of marginal stability have been used as a source of nitrogen-rich polar extracts. Polar compounds were isolated by mild acid extraction followed by silica gel adsorption. The extracts were characterized and identified by combined capillary column GC/MS. Both fuels were studied by two methods under accelerated storage conditions, bottle tests and oxygen overpressure. Bottle tests were conducted at 80/sup 0/C for 14 days and the oxygen overpressure at both 65 and 43/sup 0/C for 6 days and 4 weeks respectively. Filterable insolubles and adherent gum were measured for both methods. Peroxide numbers were determined by ASTM D3703-85 for both stressed and original fuel samples.

Mushrush, G.W.; Beal, E.J.; Morris, R.E.; Cooney, J.V.; Hazlett, R.N.; Watkins, J.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalyst Characterization | Department of Energy  

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Catalyst Characterization Catalyst Characterization Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Biofuel Impacts on Aftertreatment Devices (Agreement ID:26463) Project ID:18519...

206

Aspects of the evolution of the West Antarctic margin of Gondwanaland  

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A combination of paleomagnetism, structural field mapping, microprobe analysis, microfabric analysis and {sup 40}Ar/{sup 39}Ar geochronology was used to elucidate the history of the West Antarctic crustal block and the evolution of subduction complexes along the Scotia Ridge. West Antarctica is composed of four crustal blocks whose relationship to East Antarctica and to each other throughout the Phanerozoic is not well known. These blocks are: the Ellsworth-Whitmore Mountains (EWM); the Antarctic Peninsula (AP); Thurston Island (TI); Marie Byrd Land (MBL). Paleomagnetic sampling and analysis were conducted on rocks from the EWM and TI blocks in the hope of constraining the motion of these blocks and the opening history of the Weddell Sea. The paleomagnetic results suggest that the AP, EWM, and TI blocks have moved relative to East Antarctica prior to the mid-Cretaceous and that the main opening of the Weddell Sea was between the Early and mid-Cretaceous. Detailed field mapping was conducted on the subduction complexes of the Scotia Metamorphic Complex (SMC) on Smith Island and Elephant Island (Antarctica). Polyphase ductile deformation characterizes the Smith Island and Elephant Island tectonites. Microprobe analyses indicate that the blue amphiboles from both areas are primary crossite. Pressure-temperature estimates for Smith Island blueschist metamorphism are {approximately}350 C at 6-7 kbars. The {sup 40}Ar/{sup 39}Ar geochronology indicates a complex thermal evolution for the SMC. The north to south increase in intensity of deformation and metamorphism on Elephant Island corresponds to decrease in {sup 40}Ar/{sup 39}Ar age. Uplift of the Smith Island blueschists occurred since 47 Ma while most of the uplift on Elephant Island occurred since {approximately}102 Ma.

Grunow, A.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agrochemicals in field margins – An experimental field study to assess the impacts of pesticides and fertilizers on a natural plant community  

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Abstract In agricultural areas, field margins are often the only remaining habitat for wild plant species. However, due to their proximity to agricultural fields, the vegetation of field margins may be affected by agrochemicals applied to the crop field. To investigate individual and combined effects of fertilizer, herbicide, and insecticide inputs on the plant community of field margins, a 3-year field study with a randomized block design was performed. The applied fertilizer rates (25% of the field rate) and pesticide rates (30% of the field rate) were consistent with their average input rates (drift + overspray) in the first meter of a field margin directly adjacent to the field. Fertilizer and herbicide applications resulted in significantly reduced frequencies of several plant species. The fertilizer promoted plants with a high nutrient uptake and decreased the frequencies of small and subordinate species. In addition to the disappearance of a few species, the herbicide caused predominantly sublethal effects, which gradually reduced the frequencies of certain species. Significant herbicide–fertilizer interaction effects were also observed and could not be extrapolated from individual effects. The impacts of both agrochemicals became stronger over time, led to shifts in plant community compositions, and caused significantly lower species diversities than in the control plots. The insecticide application significantly affected the frequencies of two plant species. The results suggest that a continuous annual application of agrochemicals would cause further plant community shifts. Hence, to preserve biodiversity of agricultural landscapes, it is recommended to protect the vegetation in field margins from agrochemical inputs.

Juliane Schmitz; Melanie Hahn; Carsten A. Brühl

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Broadening the Appeal of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves: Capturing Both Carbon Mitigation and Development Benefits of Clean Energy Technologies: Preprint  

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Broadening the Appeal of Broadening the Appeal of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves: Capturing Both Carbon Mitigation and Development Benefits of Clean Energy Technologies Preprint Shannon Cowlin, Jaquelin Cochran, Sadie Cox, and Carolyn Davidson National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wytze van der Gaast JI Network Presented at the 2012 World Renewable Energy Forum Denver, Colorado May 13-17, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-6A20-54487 August 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

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Shut-down margin study for the next generation VVER-1000 reactor including 13 × 13 hexagonal annular assemblies  

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Shut-Down Margin (SDM) for the next generation annular fuel core of typical VVER-1000, 13 × 13 assemblies are calculated as the main aim of the present research. We have applied the MCNP-5 code for many cases with different values of core burn up at various core temperatures, and therefore their corresponding coolant densities and boric acid concentrations. There is a substantial drop in SDM in the case of annular fuel for the same power level. Specifically, SDM for our proposed VVER-1000 annular pins is calculated when the average fuel burn up values at the BOC, MOC, and EOC are 0.531, 11.5, and 43 MW-days/kg-U, respectively.

Farshad Faghihi; S. Mohammad Mirvakili

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Hall conductivity of marginal Fermi liquids subject to out-of-plane impurities in high-Tc cuprates  

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The effect of out-of-plane impurities on the thermal Hall conductivity ?xy of in-plane marginal-Fermi-liquid (MFL) quasiparticles in high-Tc cuprates is examined by following the work on electrical Hall conductivity ?xy by Varma and Abraham [Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4652 (2001)]. It is shown that the effective Lorentz force exerted by these impurities is a weak function of energies of the MFL quasiparticles, resulting in nearly the same temperature dependence of ?xy/T and ?xy, indicative of obedience of the Wiedemann-Franz law. The inconsistency of the theoretical result with the experimental one is speculated to be the consequence of the different amounts of out-of-plane impurities in the two YBaCuO samples used for the ?xy and ?xy measurements.

Mei-Rong Li

2002-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Potato Leaf Starch  

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Characterization of Potato Leaf Starch ... Potatoes of the cultivar Producent were grown south of Uppsala, Sweden. ...

Stalin Santacruz; Kristine Koch; Roger Andersson; Per Åman

2004-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismicity and Reservoir Fracture Characterization  

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Below are the project presentations and respective peer review results for Seismicity and Reservoir Fracture Characterization.

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Tank characterization reference guide  

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Characterization of the Hanford Site high-level waste storage tanks supports safety issue resolution; operations and maintenance requirements; and retrieval, pretreatment, vitrification, and disposal technology development. Technical, historical, and programmatic information about the waste tanks is often scattered among many sources, if it is documented at all. This Tank Characterization Reference Guide, therefore, serves as a common location for much of the generic tank information that is otherwise contained in many documents. The report is intended to be an introduction to the issues and history surrounding the generation, storage, and management of the liquid process wastes, and a presentation of the sampling, analysis, and modeling activities that support the current waste characterization. This report should provide a basis upon which those unfamiliar with the Hanford Site tank farms can start their research.

De Lorenzo, D.S.; DiCenso, A.T.; Hiller, D.B.; Johnson, K.W.; Rutherford, J.H.; Smith, D.J. [Los Alamos Technical Associates, Kennewick, WA (United States); Simpson, B.C. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jankovic Aerosol Characterization.ppt  

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Characterization, Characterization, Aerosol Characterization, Interpretation, and Interpretation, and Application of Data Application of Data NSRC Symposium NSRC Symposium July 8, 2008 John Jankovic, CIH CIH Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Aerosol Characterization, Interpretation, and Aerosol Characterization, Interpretation, and Application of Data Application of Data Department of Energy (DOE) Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRC) developing Approach to Nanomaterial ES&H - The CNMS Approach * Establish Exposure Control Guideline (ECG) - Characterize Aerosol * Collect and interpret data * Assign Process to a Control Band Aerosol Particle Characterization * Size distribution (geometric mean and geometric standard deviation related to either mass, surface, or number)

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Risk of Local Failure in Breast Cancer Patients With Lobular Carcinoma In Situ at the Final Surgical Margins: Is Re-excision Necessary?  

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Purpose: To compare the outcome of patients with invasive breast cancer both with and without lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)-positive/close surgical margins after breast-conserving treatment. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively studied 2358 patients with T1-T2 invasive breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy from January 1980 to December 2009. Median age was 57 years (range, 24-91 years). There were 82 patients (3.5%) with positive/close LCIS margins (<0.2 cm) and 2232 patients (95.7%) with negative margins. A total of 1789 patients (76%) had negative lymph nodes. Patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy were excluded. A total of 1783 patients (76%) received adjuvant systemic therapy. Multivariable analysis (MVA) was performed using Cox's proportional hazards model. Results: The 5-year cumulative incidence of locoregional recurrence (LRR) was 3.2% (95% confidence interval [CI] 2.5%-4.1%) for the 2232 patients with LCIS-negative surgical margins (median follow-up 104 months) and 2.8% (95% CI 0.7%-10.8%) for the 82 patients with LCIS-positive/close surgical margins (median follow-up 90 months). This was not statistically significant (P=.5). On MVA, LCIS-positive margins after the final surgery were not associated with increased risk of LRR (hazard ratio [HR] 3.4, 95% CI 0.5-24.5, P=.2). Statistically significant prognostic variables on Cox's MVA for risk of LRR included systemic therapy (HR 0.5, 95% CI 0.33-0.75, P=.001), number of positive lymph nodes (HR 1.11, 95% CI 1.05-1.18, P=.001), menopausal status (HR 0.96, 95% CI 0.95-0.98, P=.001), and histopathologic grade (grade 3 vs grade 1/2) (HR 2.6, 95% CI 1.4-4.7, P=.003). Conclusion: Our results suggest that the presence of LCIS at the surgical margin after lumpectomy does not increase the risk of LRR or the final outcome. These findings suggest that re-excision or mastectomy in patients with LCIS-positive/close final surgical margins is unnecessary.

Sadek, Betro T.; Shenouda, Mina N.; Abi Raad, Rita F. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Niemierko, Andrzej [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Statistics Section, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Keruakous, Amany R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Goldberg, Saveli I. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Statistics Section, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Taghian, Alphonse G., E-mail: ataghian@partners.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Size Characterization  

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NISTrecommended p r a c t i c e g u i d e Special Publication 960-1 #12;i Particle Size Characterization Ajit.S. Department of Commerce Donald L. Evans, Secretary Technology Administration Karen H. Brown, Acting Under Steve Freiman, Said Jahanmir, James Kelly, Patrick Pei and Dennis Minor and of the Ceramics Division

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Feature-based characterization of motion-contaminated calcified plaques in cardiac multidetector CT  

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In coronary calcium scoring motion artifacts affecting calcified plaques are commonly characterized using descriptive terms which incorporate an element of subjectivity in their interpretations. Quantitative indices may improve the objective characterization of these motion artifacts. In this paper an automated method for generating 12 quantitative indices i.e. features that characterize the motion artifacts affecting calcified plaques is presented. This method consists of using the rapid phase-correlated region-of-interest (ROI) tracking algorithm for reconstructing ROI images of calcified plaques automatically from the projection data obtained during a cardiac scan and applying methods for extracting features from these images. The 12 features include two dynamic six morphological and four intensity-based features. The two dynamic features are three-dimensional (3D) velocity and 3D acceleration. The six morphological features include edge-based volume threshold-based volume sphericity irregularity average margin gradient and variance of margin gradient. The four intensity-based features are maximum intensity mean intensity minimum intensity and standard deviation of intensity. The 12 features were extracted from 54 reconstructed sets of simulated four-dimensional images from the dynamic NCAT phantom involving six calcified plaques under nine heart rate/multi-sector gating combinations. In order to determine how well the 12 features correlated with a plaque motion index which was derived from the trajectory of the plaque partial correlation coefficients adjusted for heart rate number of gated sectors and mean feature values of the six plaques were calculated for all 12 features. Features exhibiting stronger correlations ( ? r ? ? [ 0.60 1.00 ] ) with the motion index were 3D velocity maximum intensity and standard deviation of intensity. Features demonstrating stronger correlations ( ? r ? ? [ 0.60 1.00 ] ) with other features mostly involved intensity-based features. Edge-based volume/irregularity and average margin gradient/variance of margin gradient were the only two feature pairs out of 12 with stronger correlations that did not involve intensity-based features. Automatically extracted features of the motion artifacts affecting calcified plaques in cardiaccomputed tomographyimages potentially can be used to develop models for predicting image assessability with respect to motion artifacts.

Martin King; Maryellen L. Giger; Kenji Suzuki; Xiaochuan Pan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From the Great Bahama Bank into the Straits of Florida: A margin architecture controlled by sea-level fluctuations and ocean currents  

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...and exposure of the platform top. The turbidites...turbidites and peri-platform oozes (Eberli, 1988...carbonates are only semi-indurated and have...called them lithoherms. Submersible diving and sampling...farthest away from the platform margin. There, a relatively...

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HETEROGENEOUS OXYGEN ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF A COMPLEX WARK-LOVERING RIM AND THE MARGIN OF A REFRACTORY INCLUSION FROM LEOVILLE. J. I. Simon1  

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HETEROGENEOUS OXYGEN ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF A COMPLEX WARK-LOVERING RIM AND THE MARGIN inclusion interiors. Extreme oxygen isotopic heterogeneity measured in CAIs has been explained by mixing between distinct oxygen gas reservoirs in the nebula [13]. Some WL rims contain relatively simple mineral

Grossman, Lawrence

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Invertebrates and vegetation of field margins adjacent to crops subject to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide–tolerant crops  

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...half-fields. Although drift of agrochemicals is dependent on several factors...vegetation and the effects of agrochemical drift: botanical change...Factors affecting the species composition of arable boundary vegetation...effect of arable field margin composition on invertebrate biodiversity...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electro-Optical Characterization  

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In the Electro-Optical Characterization group, within the National Center for Photovoltaic's Measurements and Characterization Division, we use various electrical and optical experimental techniques to relate photovoltaic device performance to the methods and materials used to produce them. The types of information obtained by these techniques range from small-scale atomic-bonding information to large-scale macroscopic quantities such as optical constants and electron-transport properties. Accurate and timely measurement of the electro-optical properties as a function of device processing provides researchers and manufacturers with the knowledge needed to troubleshoot problems and develop the knowledge base necessary for reducing cost, maximizing efficiency, improving reliability, and enhancing manufacturability. We work collaboratively with you to solve materials- and device-related R&D problems. This sheet summarizes our primary techniques and capabilities.

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2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WFPC2 CTE Characterization  

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The limiting factor of the accuracy of WFPC2 photometry is the CTE loss, which has increased to the level of 50% or more for faint stars at the top of the chips. I describe recent work on characterizing this effect, and provide improved equations for CTE correction. I also examine issues affecting background measurement, which if not done correctly can introduce artificial nonlinearities into photometry.

Andrew E. Dolphin

2002-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Threat Characterization: Trajectory Dynamics  

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Given a primary interest in "mitigation of the potential hazard" of near-Earth objects impacting the Earth, the subject of characterization takes on an aspect not normally present when considering asteroids as abstract bodies. Many deflection concepts are interested in the classic geophysical characteristics of asteroids when considering the physical challenge of modifying their orbits in order to cause them to subsequently miss an impact with Earth. Yet for all deflection concepts there are characteristics of the threat which overwhelm these traditional factors. For example, a close gravitational encounter with Earth some years or decades prior to impact can reduce the velocity change necessary for deflection by several orders of magnitude if the deflection precedes the close encounter (or encounters). Conversely this "benefit" comes at a "price"; a corresponding increase in the accuracy of tracking required to determine the probability of impact. Societal issues, both national and international, also characterize the NEO deflection process and these may strongly contend with the purely technical issues normally considered. Therefore critical factors not normally considered must be brought into play as one characterizes the threat of NEO impacts.

Russell Schweickart; Clark Chapman; Dan Durda; Bill Bottke; David Nesvorny; Piet Hut

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements and Characterization (Fact Sheet)  

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Capabilities fact sheet for the National Center for Photovoltaics: Measurements and Characterization that includes scope, core competencies and capabilities, and contact/web information for Analytical Microscopy, Electro-Optical Characterization, Surface Analysis, and Cell and Module Performance.

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2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Characterization | Advanced Materials | ORNL  

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Electron Microscopy X-ray Scattering Neutron Scattering Mechanical Properties Thermal Optical Spectroscopy Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Macromolecular Characterization Nuclear...

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X-ray Scanner for ODP Leg 204: Drilling Gas Hydrates on Hydrate Ridge, Cascadia Continental Margin  

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An x-ray scanner was designed and fabricated at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide high speed acquisition of x-ray images of sediment cores collected on the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 204: Drilling Gas Hydrates On Hydrate Ridge, Cascadia Continental Margin. This report discusses the design and fabrication of the instrument, detailing novel features that help reduce the weight and increase the portability of the instrument. Sample x-ray images are included. The x-ray scanner was transferred to scientific drilling vessel, the JOIDES Resolution, by the resupply ship Mauna Loa, out of Coos Bay, Oregon on July 25. ODP technicians were trained in the instruments operation. The availability of the x-ray scanner at the drilling site allows real-time imaging of cores containing methane hydrate immediately after retrieval. Thus, imaging experiments on cores can yield information on the distribution and quantity of methane hydrates. Performing these measurements at the location of core collection eliminates the need for high pressures or low temperature core handling while the cores are stored and transported to a remote imaging laboratory.

Freifeld, Barry; Kneafsey, Tim; Pruess, Jacob; Reiter, Paul; Tomutsa, Liviu

2002-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution vital fluorescence imaging of tumor microanatomy for surgical margin assessment Jenna Mueller1, Nimmi Ramanujam1, Jeff Mito3, Zachary Harmany2, Stephanie Kennedy1, Joseph Geradts4, David Kirsch3, Rebecca Willett2, J. Quincy Brown1  

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in a haystack 10 20 30 40 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 RelativeFrequency Area (cm2 ) Touch- Frozen section Optical 5% Entire margin Depth Surface > 2 mm 1­ care) Yes Method Touch prep Frozen Section Area Examined 5% EntireHigh resolution vital fluorescence imaging of tumor microanatomy for surgical margin assessment

Ramanujam, Nimmi

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Electronic copy available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1562102Electronic copy available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1562102 The Importance of Marginal Cost Electricity Pricing to the Success  

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://ssrn.com/abstract=1562102 GSPP10-002 The Importance of Marginal Cost Electricity Pricing to the Success of Greenhouse: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1562102 1 The Importance of Marginal Cost Electricity Pricing of GHG emissions: the pricing of offpeak electricity. There may be many opportunities to reduce

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

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Preliminary Flood Plain Characterization Appendix A  

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Appendix A Preliminary Flood Plain Characterization #12;Appendix A Preliminary Flood Plain ................................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Flood Plain Preliminary Characterization Objectives.......................................................................1 2 Flood Plain Preliminary Characterization Activities

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Integrated, multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, modeling and engineering leading to enhanced oil recovery from the Midway-Sunset field, California  

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The Pru Fee property is developed in a heavy oil, Class III (slope and basin clastic sand), reservoir of the Midway-Sunset field, San Joaquin Basin, California. Wells on the property were shut-in with an estimated 85% of the original oil remaining in place because the reservoir failed to respond to conventional cyclic steaming. Producibility problems are attributed to the close proximity of the property to the margin of the field. Specific problems include complex reservoir geometry, thinning pay, bottom water, and dipping beds. These problems are likely common at the margins of the Midway-Sunset and other Class III reservoirs. This project forms the first step in returning the property to production and explores strategies that might be applied elsewhere. Reservoir characterization, modeling, and engineering methods are integrated to design, simulate, and implement a pilot steam flood. A new drillhole provides good quality, core through the pay zone and a full suite of geophysical logs. Correlations between geological and petrophysical data are used to extrapolate reservoir conditions from older logs and yield a 3-dimensional petrophysical model. Numerical results illustrate how each producibility problem might influence production and provide a framework for designing the pilot steam flood. This first phase illustrates how a multidisciplinary team can use established technologies in developing the detailed petrophysical, geological, and numerical models needed to enhance oil recovery from marginal areas of Class III reservoirs.

Schamel, S.; Forster, C.; Deo, M. (Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)) (and others)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated, multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, modeling and engineering leading to enhanced oil recovery from the Midway-Sunset field, California  

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The Pru Fee property is developed in a heavy oil, Class III (slope and basin clastic sand), reservoir of the Midway-Sunset field, San Joaquin Basin, California. Wells on the property were shut-in with an estimated 85% of the original oil remaining in place because the reservoir failed to respond to conventional cyclic steaming. Producibility problems are attributed to the close proximity of the property to the margin of the field. Specific problems include complex reservoir geometry, thinning pay, bottom water, and dipping beds. These problems are likely common at the margins of the Midway-Sunset and other Class III reservoirs. This project forms the first step in returning the property to production and explores strategies that might be applied elsewhere. Reservoir characterization, modeling, and engineering methods are integrated to design, simulate, and implement a pilot steam flood. A new drillhole provides good quality, core through the pay zone and a full suite of geophysical logs. Correlations between geological and petrophysical data are used to extrapolate reservoir conditions from older logs and yield a 3-dimensional petrophysical model. Numerical results illustrate how each producibility problem might influence production and provide a framework for designing the pilot steam flood. This first phase illustrates how a multidisciplinary team can use established technologies in developing the detailed petrophysical, geological, and numerical models needed to enhance oil recovery from marginal areas of Class III reservoirs.

Schamel, S.; Forster, C.; Deo, M. [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed waste characterization reference document  

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Waste characterization and monitoring are major activities in the management of waste from generation through storage and treatment to disposal. Adequate waste characterization is necessary to ensure safe storage, selection of appropriate and effective treatment, and adherence to disposal standards. For some wastes characterization objectives can be difficult and costly to achieve. The purpose of this document is to evaluate costs of characterizing one such waste type, mixed (hazardous and radioactive) waste. For the purpose of this document, waste characterization includes treatment system monitoring, where monitoring is a supplement or substitute for waste characterization. This document establishes a cost baseline for mixed waste characterization and treatment system monitoring requirements from which to evaluate alternatives. The cost baseline established as part of this work includes costs for a thermal treatment technology (i.e., a rotary kiln incinerator), a nonthermal treatment process (i.e., waste sorting, macronencapsulation, and catalytic wet oxidation), and no treatment (i.e., disposal of waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)). The analysis of improvement over the baseline includes assessment of promising areas for technology development in front-end waste characterization, process equipment, off gas controls, and monitoring. Based on this assessment, an ideal characterization and monitoring configuration is described that minimizes costs and optimizes resources required for waste characterization.

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1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation and Characterization of Lightweight Materials: Success...  

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More Documents & Publications Characterization of Li-ion Batteries using Neutron Diffraction and Infrared Imaging Techniques Materials Characterization Capabilities...

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Materials Characterization Capabilities at the High Temperature...  

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Characterization Capabilities at the High Temperature Materials Laboratory: Focus on Carbon Fiber and Composites Materials Characterization Capabilities at the High...

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project objective: Make Seismic...

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems; 2010 Geothermal Technology Program Peer Review Report Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for...

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Microearthquake Technology for EGS Fracture Characterization...  

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Microearthquake Technology for EGS Fracture Characterization; 2010 Geothermal Technology Program Peer Review Report Microearthquake Technology for EGS Fracture Characterization;...

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Mechanical Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and...  

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Mechanical Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and their Piezoceramics Mechanical Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and their Piezoceramics 2007 Diesel...

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Economic recovery of oil trapped at fan margins using high angle wells and multiple hydraulic fractures. Annual report, September 28, 1995--September 27, 1996  

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The digital fan margin in the northeast portion of the Yowlumne field contains significant reserves but is not economic to develop using verticle wells. Numerous interbedded shales and deteriorating rock properties limit producibility. In addition, extreme depths (13,000 ft) present a challenging environment for hydraulic fracturing and artificial lift. Lastly, a mature waterflood increases risk because of the uncertainty with size and location of flood fronts. This project attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of exploiting the distal fan margin of this slope-basin clastic reservoir through the use of a high-angle well completed with multiple hydraulic-fracture treatments. The combination of a high-angle (or horizontal) well and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional verticle wells while maintaining verticle communication between thin interbedded layers and the wellbore. The equivalent production rate and reserves of three verticle wells are anticipated at one-half to two-thirds the cost.

Niemeyer, B.L.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantification of margins and uncertainties: Example analyses from reactor safety and radioactive waste disposal involving the separation of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty  

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In 2001, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in conjunction with the national security laboratories (i.e., Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories) initiated development of a process designated quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) for the use of risk assessment methodologies in the certification of the reliability and safety of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. A previous presentation, “Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties: Conceptual and Computational Basis,” describes the basic ideas that underlie QMU and illustrates these ideas with two notional examples. The basic ideas and challenges that underlie NNSA's mandate for QMU are present, and have been successfully addressed, in a number of past analyses for complex systems. To provide perspective on the implementation of a requirement for QMU in the analysis of a complex system, three past analyses are presented as examples: (i) the probabilistic risk assessment carried out for the Surry Nuclear Power Station as part of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) reassessment of the risk from commercial nuclear power in the United States (i.e., the NUREG-1150 study), (ii) the performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant carried out by the DOE in support of a successful compliance certification application to the U.S. Environmental Agency, and (iii) the performance assessment for the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, carried out by the DOE in support of a license application to the NRC. Each of the preceding analyses involved a detailed treatment of uncertainty and produced results used to establish compliance with specific numerical requirements on the performance of the system under study. As a result, these studies illustrate the determination of both margins and the uncertainty in margins in real analyses.

Jon C. Helton; Jay D. Johnson; Cédric J. Sallaberry

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility  

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Documentation Page Documentation Page 1. Report No. DE - FC 21 - 92MC29077 2. 3. Recipient's Accession No. 5. Report Date August 31, 2000 4. Title and Subtitle Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility 6. 7. Author(s) The University of Oklahoma 8. Performing Organization Rept. No. 10. Project/Task/Work Unit No. 9. Performing Organization Name and Address The University of Oklahoma Sarkeys Energy Center T301 100 E Boyd St Norman, OK 73019 11. Contract (C) or Grant (G) No. DOE:DE FC21 92 MC29077 13. Type of Report & Period Covered Final Report 09 30 92 - 03 31 00 12. Sponsoring Organization Name and Address US Dept of Energy - FETL 3610 Collins Ferry Road Morgantown, WV 26505 14. 15. Supplementary Notes Several technical papers were prepared and presented at various Society of Petroleum Engineers Conferences and US

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Furnace Black Characterization  

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Furnace Black Furnace Black Characterization Sid Richardson Carbon Co Fort Worth, TX Dr. Michel Gerspacher 005F 2 Definitions Particle Aggregate = 20nm to 100nm "Diameter" = 200nm to 1,000nm "Length" = Set of Percolated Aggregates Particle (?) Aggregate Agglomerate Constituents Size = Tech/Scientific Challenge 005F 3 Furnace Process High Temperature Refractory Feedstock Oil Air Natural Gas Reaction Zone Quench 005F 4 Specific Surface Area 005F 5 Structure 3-D Morphology Key Characteristic Summary of Crystallographic Studies 005F 7 Methodologies 005F 8 Summary * For all furnace carbon black 12Å < L C < 17Å * Crystallite L a ≈ 25Å * Amorphous Carbon * No micropores * Very few surface groups (hetero atoms) { 005F 9 Effect of Heat Treatment on Amorphous Carbon

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Structural Characterization of Li  

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Pristine Li{sub 1-z-x}Ni{sub 1+z}O{sub 2} (z=0.02, 0.07, and 0.25) and deintercalated Li{sub x}Ni{sub 1.02}O{sub 2} (x=0.82 and 0.63) phases were characterized by neutron diffraction. In all cases, the amount of nickel in the lithium sites was found to be identical to that deduced from X-ray diffraction experiments. The sensitivity of the neutron studies allowed us to show that no lithium ions are in the NiO{sub 2} slabs for z=0.02 and 0.07. A Li/Ni mixing appears only for the most lithium-deficient phase leading to the [Li{sub 0.73}Ni{sub 0.27}]{sub 3b}[Ni{sub 0.98}Li{sub 0.02}]{sub 3a}O{sub 2} cationic distribution for the Li{sub 0.75}Ni{sub 1.25}O{sub 2} phase. Determination of the anisotropic atomic displacement parameters confirms the results previously obtained from EXAFS data. The structural characterization of partially deintercalated phases was in good agreement with the XRD analysis. However, in the case of Li{sub 0.63}Ni{sub 1.02}O{sub 2}, it gave evidence for the presence of a small amount of rhombohedral phase due to fluctuations in the composition of the starting material.

Pouillerie, C.; Suard, E.; Delmas, C.

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compressional and shear-wave velocities from gas hydrate bearing sediments: Examples from the India and Cascadia margins as well as Arctic permafrost regions  

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Abstract Shear wave velocity data have been acquired at several marine gas hydrate drilling expeditions, including the India National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 1 (NGHP-01), the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 204, and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 311 (X311). In this study we use data from these marine drilling expeditions to develop an understanding of general grain-size control on the P- and S-wave properties of sediments. A clear difference in the downhole trends of P-wave (Vp) and S-wave (Vs) velocity and the Vp/Vs ratio from all three marine regions was observed: the northern Cascadia margin (IODP X311) shows the highest P-wave and S-wave velocity values overall and those from the India margin (Expedition NGHP-01) are the lowest. The southern Cascadia margin (ODP Leg 204) appears to have similar low P-wave and S-wave velocity values as seen off India. S-wave velocity values increase relative to the sites off India, but they are not as high as those seen on the northern Cascadia margin. Such regional differences can be explained by the amount of silt/sand (or lack thereof) occurring at these sites, with northern Cascadia being the region of the highest silt/sand occurrences. This grain-size control on P-wave and S-wave velocity and associated mineral composition differences is amplified when compared to the Arctic permafrost environments, where gas hydrate predominantly occurs in sand- and silt-dominated formations. Using a cross-plot of gamma ray values versus the Vp/Vs ratio, we compare the marine gas hydrate occurrences in these regions: offshore eastern India margin, offshore Cascadia margin, the Ignik-Sikumi site in Alaska, and the Mallik 5L-38 site in the Mackenzie Delta. The log-data from the Arctic permafrost regions show a strongly linear Vp–Vs relationship, similar to the previously defined empirical relationships by Greenberg and Castagna (1992). P- and S-wave velocity data from the India margin and ODP Leg 204 deviate strongly from these linear trends, whereas data from IODP X311 plot closer to the trend of the Arctic data sets and previously published relationships. Three new linear relationships for different grain size marine sediment hosts are suggested:a) mud-dominated (Mahanadi Basin, ODP Leg 204 & NGHP-01-17): Vs = 1.5854 × Vp ? 2.1649 b) silty-mud (KG Basin): Vs = 0.8105 × Vp ? 1.0223 c) silty-sand (IODP X311): Vs = 0.5316 × Vp ? 0.4916 We investigate the relationship of gas hydrate saturation determined from electrical resistivity on the Vp/Vs ratio and found that the sand-dominated Arctic hosts show a clearly decreasing trend of Vp/Vs ratio with gas hydrate saturation. Though limited due to lower overall GH saturations, a similar trend is seen for sites from IODP X311 and at the ash-dominated NGHP-01-17 sediment in the Andaman Sea. Gas hydrate that occurs predominantly in fractured clay hosts show a different trend where the Vp/Vs ratio is much higher than at sand-dominated sites and remains constant or increases slightly with increasing gas hydrate saturation. This trend may be the result of anisotropy in fracture-dominated systems, where P- and S-wave velocities appear higher and Archie-based saturations of gas hydrate are overestimated. Gas hydrate concentrations were also estimated in these three marine settings and at Arctic sites using an effective medium model, combining P- and S-wave velocities as equally weighted constraints on the calculation. The effective medium approach generally overestimates S-wave velocity in high-porosity, clay-dominated sediments, but can be accurately used in sand-rich formations.

M. Riedel; D. Goldberg; G. Guerin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant Phenotype Characterization System  

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This report is the final scientific report for the DOE Inventions and Innovations Project: Plant Phenotype Characterization System, DE-FG36-04GO14334. The period of performance was September 30, 2004 through July 15, 2005. The project objective is to demonstrate the viability of a new scientific instrument concept for the study of plant root systems. The root systems of plants are thought to be important in plant yield and thus important to DOE goals in renewable energy sources. The scientific study and understanding of plant root systems is hampered by the difficulty in observing root activity and the inadequacy of existing root study instrumentation options. We have demonstrated a high throughput, non-invasive, high resolution technique for visualizing plant root systems in-situ. Our approach is based upon low-energy x-ray radiography and the use of containers and substrates (artificial soil) which are virtually transparent to x-rays. The system allows us to germinate and grow plant specimens in our containers and substrates and to generate x-ray images of the developing root system over time. The same plant can be imaged at different times in its development. The system can be used for root studies in plant physiology, plant morphology, plant breeding, plant functional genomics and plant genotype screening.

Daniel W McDonald; Ronald B Michaels

2005-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluación del grado de sellado marginal y resistencia adhesiva de restauraciones de resina compuesta con adhesivo convencional en dentición primaria y definitiva  

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Resumen El presente estudio evaluó el grado de sellado marginal y resistencia adhesiva de restauraciones de resinas compuestas confeccionadas con un sistema adhesivo de grabado y lavado en dentición primaria y definitiva. Para realizar ambos test se utilizaron 20 piezas primarias y 20 piezas definitivas. En resistencia al cizallamiento, los dientes fueron seccionados longitudinalmente y se les adhirió un cilindro de resina compuesta, utilizando la técnica adhesiva de grabado y lavado para ambas denticiones. Posteriormente, fueron testeados en una máquina de ensayos universales Tinius Olsen, aplicando una fuerza de cizallamiento de 200 kg y a una velocidad de cabezal de 0,2 cm/min. Para el test de sellado marginal, se les realizó una preparación cavitaria clase V, por vestibular/palatino estandarizada. Luego se les confeccionaron restauraciones de resina compuesta con la técnica de grabado y lavado, y se sometieron al termociclado con azul de metileno al 2%; después fueron cortados y observados al microscopio óptico estereoscópico con aumento de lupa, para medir el porcentaje de microfiltración obtenido. El valor promedio de la resistencia adhesiva al cizallamiento para dentición primaria fue de 8,49 Mpa, y de 9,52 Mpa para dentición definitiva, no encontrándose diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre los grupos en estudio. En la investigación sobre el grado de sellado marginal se evaluó el porcentaje de microfiltración y tampoco se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas, lo que señalaría que ambos tejidos son igualmente susceptibles de ser tratados adhesivamente mediante la técnica de hibridación. Abstract The present study evaluated the degree of marginal seal and adhesive resistance of composite resin restorations prepared with an etch and rinse adhesive system in primary and definitive dentition. To perform both tests, 20 primary pieces and 20 permanent pieces were used. In the shear strength resistance, the teeth were sectioned longitudinally and were adhered to composite resin cylinder, using the etch and rinse technique for both dentitions. They were then tested on a Tinius Olsen universal testing machine, applying a shear force of 200 kg and a head speed of 0.2 cm/min. For the margin seal test, a class V cavity preparation of standardised vestibular/palatine was made. The composite resin restorations were made with the etch and rinse technique and were subjected to thermocycling with 2% methylene blue. Later, they were cut and observed using a stereoscopic optical microscope with loop magnification to measure the percentage of microfiltration obtained. The mean value of the adhesive resistance to shearing for primary dentition was 8.49 Mpa, and 9.52 Mpa for permanent teeth, with no statistically significant differences being found between the groups studied. In the test on the degree of margin seal the percentage microfiltration was measured, with no statistically significant differences being found either. The results showed that both tissues are equally susceptible to being treated adhesively using the hybrid technique.

Silvia Isabel Monsalves Bravo; Pedro Terrazas Soto; Georgina Toro Urbina; Marcelo Bader Mattar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Craniocaudal Safety Margin Calculation Based on Interfractional Changes in Tumor Motion in Lung SBRT Assessed With an EPID in Cine Mode  

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Purpose: To evaluate setup error and interfractional changes in tumor motion magnitude using an electric portal imaging device in cine mode (EPID cine) during the course of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to calculate margins to compensate for these variations. Materials and Methods: Subjects were 28 patients with Stage I NSCLC who underwent SBRT. Respiratory-correlated four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) at simulation was binned into 10 respiratory phases, which provided average intensity projection CT data sets (AIP). On 4D-CT, peak-to-peak motion of the tumor (M-4DCT) in the craniocaudal direction was assessed and the tumor center (mean tumor position [MTP]) of the AIP (MTP-4DCT) was determined. At treatment, the tumor on cone beam CT was registered to that on AIP for patient setup. During three sessions of irradiation, peak-to-peak motion of the tumor (M-cine) and the mean tumor position (MTP-cine) were obtained using EPID cine and in-house software. Based on changes in tumor motion magnitude ( Increment M) and patient setup error ( Increment MTP), defined as differences between M-4DCT and M-cine and between MTP-4DCT and MTP-cine, a margin to compensate for these variations was calculated with Stroom's formula. Results: The means ({+-}standard deviation: SD) of M-4DCT and M-cine were 3.1 ({+-}3.4) and 4.0 ({+-}3.6) mm, respectively. The means ({+-}SD) of Increment M and Increment MTP were 0.9 ({+-}1.3) and 0.2 ({+-}2.4) mm, respectively. Internal target volume-planning target volume (ITV-PTV) margins to compensate for Increment M, Increment MTP, and both combined were 3.7, 5.2, and 6.4 mm, respectively. Conclusion: EPID cine is a useful modality for assessing interfractional variations of tumor motion. The ITV-PTV margins to compensate for these variations can be calculated.

Ueda, Yoshihiro, E-mail: ueda-yo@mc.pref.osaka.jp [Department of Radiation Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka (Japan); Miyazaki, Masayoshi; Nishiyama, Kinji; Suzuki, Osamu; Tsujii, Katsutomo; Miyagi, Ken [Department of Radiation Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geological Characterization of California's Offshore  

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Geological Characterization of California's Offshore Carbon Dioxide Storage Capacity ENVIRONMENTAL offshore onto the continental shelf, and these offshore sections constitute additional storage capacity potential of Californias offshore subsurface environment. California offshore sedimentary basins (in green

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Cryogenic characterization of Josephson junctions  

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Cryogenic characterization is a crucial part of understanding the behavior of low-temperature quantum electronics. Reliable device testing provides the feedback to fabrication process development, facilitating the rapid ...

Brown, Keith Andrew

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NMR characterization of thin films  

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A method, apparatus, and system for characterizing thin film materials. The method, apparatus, and system includes a container for receiving a starting material, applying a gravitational force, a magnetic force, and an electric force or combinations thereof to at least the starting material, forming a thin film material, sensing an NMR signal from the thin film material and analyzing the NMR signal to characterize the thin film of material.

Gerald, II, Rex E. (Brookfield, IL); Klingler, Robert J. (Glenview, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Homer Glen, IL); Diaz, Rocio (Chicago, IL); Vukovic, Lela (Westchester, IL)

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex Characterization for Engineering Applications  

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Realistic engineering simulation data often have features that are not optimally resolved due to practical limitations on mesh resolution. To be useful to application engineers, vortex characterization techniques must be sufficiently robust to handle realistic data with complex vortex topologies. In this paper, we present enhancements to the vortex topology identification component of an existing vortex characterization algorithm. The modified techniques are demonstrated by application to three realistic data sets that illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of our approach.

Jankun-Kelly, M; Thompson, D S; Jiang, M; Shannahan, B; Machiraju, R

2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture Characterization in Enhanced Geothermal Systems by Wellbore...  

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Nanosensors for Fractured Reservoir Characterization. 2. Characterization of Fracture Properties using Production Data. 3. Fracture Characterization by Resistivity...

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Solution Biophysical Characterization of the Thrombin- Thrombomodulin Interation  

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scale expression, purification and characterization of smallscale expression, purification and characterization of smallscale expression, purification and characterization of small

Treuheit, Nicholas Adam

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Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment and Characterization...  

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Characterization Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment and Characterization The Water Power Program has released reports and maps that assess the resource potential of the...

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Hydropower Resource Assessment and Characterization | Department...  

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Assessment and Characterization Hydropower Resource Assessment and Characterization The Water Power Program has released reports and maps that assess the total technically...

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Subsurface Synthesis and Characterization of Ag Nanoparticles...  

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Synthesis and Characterization of Ag Nanoparticles Embedded in MgO. Subsurface Synthesis and Characterization of Ag Nanoparticles Embedded in MgO. Abstract: Metal nanoparticles...

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High-Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Characterization for...  

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Materials Laboratory (HTML) User Program Characterization of Li-ion Batteries using Neutron Diffraction and Infrared Imaging Techniques Characterization of Materials for Li-ion...

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WIPP Receives Waste Characterized With Mobile System  

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For Immediate Release WIPP Receives Waste Characterized With Mobile System CARLSBAD, N.M., April 12, 2002 - The first shipment of transuranic waste characterized by the Central...

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Implantation, Activation, Characterization and Prevention/Mitigation...  

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Activation, Characterization and PreventionMitigation of Internal Short Circuits in Lithium-Ion Cells Implantation, Activation, Characterization and PreventionMitigation of...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Characterization...  

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Characterization of Voltage Fade in Lithium-ion Cells with Layered Oxides Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Characterization of Voltage Fade in Lithium-ion Cells with...

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Expedited Site Characterization | The Ames Laboratory  

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money in the characterization of DOE sites, Ames Lab scientists are advancing adoption of innovative technologies along with a more efficient characterization method. What we are...

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Formation, characterization and reactivity of adsorbed oxygen...  

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Formation, characterization and reactivity of adsorbed oxygen on BaOPt(111). Formation, characterization and reactivity of adsorbed oxygen on BaOPt(111). Abstract: The formation...

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Estimating Waste Inventory and Waste Tank Characterization |...  

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Estimating Waste Inventory and Waste Tank Characterization Estimating Waste Inventory and Waste Tank Characterization Summary Notes from 28 May 2008 Generic Technical Issue...

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DISSERTATION DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE PHOTOVOLTAICS  

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DISSERTATION DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE PHOTOVOLTAICS Submitted by Russell M Reserved #12;ABSTRACT DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE PHOTOVOLTAICS Thin-film photovoltaics

Sites, James R.

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Measurements and Characterization...  

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Measurements and Characterization Photovoltaics Research The Measurements and Characterization group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the National Center for...

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Analysing sand-dominated channel systems for potential gas-hydrate-reservoirs using an AVO seismic inversion technique on the Southern Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand  

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Gas hydrates have recently been recognised as a class of unconventional petroleum resource and the economic viability of gas production from hydrates is now being viewed as a realistic possibility within the next decade. Therefore, potential offshore hydrate accumulations in the world-class endowed gas hydrate province, the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand, represent a significant medium- to long-term opportunity to meet the country's future energy requirements. In this paper we delineate a potential gas hydrate reservoir in the East Coast Basin, New Zealand and quantitatively estimate its gas hydrate concentrations from 2D seismic data with no well information available. The target is interesting for exploration since it shows evidence for gas-hydrate bearing sands, in particular, buried channel systems. We use a combined analysis of high-resolution velocity analysis, amplitude-versus-offset (AVO) attribute and AVO inversion to investigate whether we can identify regions that are likely to contain highly concentrated gas hydrates and whether they are likely to be sand-dominated. To estimate hydrate concentrations we apply a rock physics model. Our results indicate the presence of several – up to 200 m thick – zones that are likely to host gas hydrates, with one location predicted to consist of high-permeable channel sands and an inferred gas hydrate saturation of ?25%. These findings suggest significant amounts of gas hydrates may be present in high-quality reservoirs on this part of the margin.

M. Fohrmann; I.A. Pecher

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of an end-on collision, interpreted from SeaMARC II swath mapping and migrated seismic reflection data on north margin of Panama  

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The authors have imaged nearly the entire North Panama thrust belt (NPTB) to determine the dynamics of the Panama arc colliding end-on with South America. Observations support a simple flexural beam model in which eastward collision of the arc against the continent is transformed into northward relative motion of the NPTB. Fold axes and thrust faults within the NPTB show remarkable uniformity in strike (075/sup 0/), changing only on the east margin across a major fault and on the west margin across a sharp flexure. The belt increases in width (and presumably convergence) eastward, as predicted by the beam model. Displacement along the Uraba fault zone separated a thin sliver of the NPTB, and two earthquake focal mechanisms on the fault show right-oblique slip. Vergence of thrust sheets within the accretionary wedge is dominantly landward in much of the central part of the thrust belt, indicating low basal shear stresses and high fluid pressures along the decollement. Mud volcanoes within the accretionary wedge attest to elevated fluid pressures. Because of an exceptionally well-developed and widespread gas hydrate layer, they suggest that pore fluids are a mixture of water and methane. However, near the central part of the thrust belt, a concentrated zone of mud volcanoes has breached the crests of seaward-verging anticlines. They propose that the zone of anomalous seaward-verging thrust sheets results from widespread release of pore fluids from the decollement, leading to increased basal friction.

Silver, E.A.; Reed, D.L.; Heil, D.H.; Tagudin, J.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical Characterization Laboratory (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes the purpose, lab specifications, applications scenarios, and information on how to partner with NREL's Electrochemical Characterization Laboratory at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. The research focus at the Electrochemical Characterization Laboratory at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is evaluating the electrochemical properties of novel materials synthesized by various techniques and understanding and delineating the reaction mechanisms to provide practical solutions to PEMFCs commercialization issues of cost, performance and durability. It is also involved in the development of new tools and techniques for electrochemical characterization. The laboratory concentrates on the development and characterization of new materials for PEMFCs such as electrocatalysts, catalyst supports in terms of electrochemical activity, electrochemical surface area and corrosion/durability. The impact of impurities and/or contaminants on the catalyst activity is also under study. Experiments that can be performed include: (1) Determination and benchmarking of novel electrocatalyst activity; (2) Determination of electrochemical surface area; (3) Determination of electrocatalyst and support corrosion resistance and durability; (4) Synthesis and characterization of novel electrocatalyst; (5) Determination of fundamental electrochemical parameters; and (6) Estimation of electrocatalyst utilization.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and Characterization of Beef Tallow Biodiesel  

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Synthesis and Characterization of Beef Tallow Biodiesel ... fatty acid esters and natural biodiesels. ...

Bruno Quirino Araújo; Rafael Cavalcante da Rocha Nunes; Carla Verônica Rodarte de Moura; Edmilson Miranda de Moura; Antônia Maria das Graças Lopes Citó; José Ribeiro dos Santos Júnior

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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INL/MIS-08-14918  

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2906 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Analysis of Pressurized Water Reactor Station Blackout Caused by External Flooding Using the RISMC Toolkit August 2014 DOE Office of...

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Curtis Smith, Diego Mandelli, Cristian Rabiti Idaho National...  

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A case study in the interaction of mechanistic and probabilistic safety analysis Curtis Smith, Diego Mandelli, Cristian Rabiti Idaho National Laboratory (INL) RISMC strategic goals...

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Optic probe for semiconductor characterization  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Described herein is an optical probe (120) for use in characterizing surface defects in wafers, such as semiconductor wafers. The optical probe (120) detects laser light reflected from the surface (124) of the wafer (106) within various ranges of angles. Characteristics of defects in the surface (124) of the wafer (106) are determined based on the amount of reflected laser light detected in each of the ranges of angles. Additionally, a wafer characterization system (100) is described that includes the described optical probe (120).

Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO); Hambarian, Artak (Yerevan, AM)

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical Characterization Laboratory (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes the purpose, lab specifications, applications scenarios, and information on how to partner with NREL's Electrical Characterization Laboratory at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. Electrical Characterization Laboratory at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) focuses on the detailed electrical characterization of components and systems. This laboratory allows researchers to test the ability of equipment to withstand high voltage surges and high current faults, including equipment using standard and advanced fuels such as hydrogen. Equipment that interconnected to the electric power grid is required to meet specific surge withstand capabilities. This type of application tests the ability of electrical equipment to survive a lightning strike on the main grid. These are often specified in IEEE standards such as IEEE Std. 1547. In addition, this lab provides a space for testing new, unproven, or potentially hazardous equipment for robust safety assessment prior to use in other labs at ESIF. The Electric Characterization Laboratory is in a location where new, possibly sensitive or secret equipment can be evaluated behind closed doors.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Characterization of 3D Photovoltaics  

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Characterization of 3D Photovoltaics SEMICONDUCTORS Our goal is to provide industry with test structures and models of next-generation photovoltaics, with an initial focus on cadmium telluride (Cd (nanostructured) photovoltaic devices. Objective Impact and Customers · The U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Roadmap

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Land and sea study of the northeastern golfe du Lion rifted margin: the Oligocene – Miocene of southern Provence (Nerthe area, SE France)  

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...facies is characterized by semi-continuous, high amplitude...and Saint Tropez canyons - a submersible study. - Mar. Geol. , 27...Saint-Tropez canyons - A submersible study. - Mar. Geol. , 27...and southern Peri-Tethys platforms and the intermediate domains...

Julien Oudet; Philippe Münch*; Jean Borgomano; Frédéric Quillevere; Mihaela C. Melinte-Dobrinescu; François Demory; Sophie Viseur; Jean-Jacques Cornee

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Characterization of optimal entanglement witnesses  

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In this paper, we present a characterization of optimal entanglement witnesses in terms of positive maps and then provide a general method of checking optimality of entanglement witnesses. Applying it, we obtain indecomposable optimal witnesses that have no spanning property. These also provide examples that support a recent conjecture saying that the so-called structural physical approximations to optimal positive maps (optimal entanglement witnesses) give entanglement breaking maps (separable states).

Xiaofei Qi and Jinchuan Hou

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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TLSI W614 laser characterization  

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The TLSI W614 Laser Trim System, which is a part of the TE5599 Tester, was characterized to find the optimum operating conditions for production trimming of thick and thin film resistors. Operating variables include average laser power, Q-rate, bite size, laser beam focal point, and trim increment start conditions. Operating conditions were found that support a life-stable resistance and a predictable trimming process.

Rector, M.N.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light scattering for aerogel characterization  

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for aerogel characterization for aerogel characterization Title Light scattering for aerogel characterization Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 1998 Authors Hunt, Arlon J. Journal Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids Volume 225 Pagination 303-306 Keywords aerogel, light scattering, microstructure Abstract Light scattering is a useful tool to evaluate aerogel clarity, study its structure, pore size, mechanical strain, and examine the modes of sol-gel evolution that determine its microstructure. Ultraviolet-visible transmission spectroscopy can be used to study the wavelength dependent scattering to readily compare aerogels of differing origins, thickness, and to evaluate effects of residual contaminants. Infrared reflectance measurements can be used to determine the effective real and imaginary indices of refraction of porous aerogel materials for material property and radiant heat transfer studies. Measurements of scattering at a fixed angle can be used for quality control, to evaluate sources of scattering, and study inhomogeneities. Measurement of the Mueller matrix (describing the 16-element angle-dependent transformation of intensity and polarization of incident to scattered light) provides information about the anisotropy, large pore fraction, induced stresses, microstructure and inhomogeneities in the aerogel. The time evolution of scattering before and after gel formation gives information.

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Instrumentation for CTA site characterization  

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Many atmospheric and climatic criteria have to be taken into account for the selection of a suitable site for the next generation of imaging air-shower Cherenkov telescopes, the "Cherenkov Telescope Array" CTA. Such data are not available with sufficient precision or the comparability to allow for a comprehensive characterization of the proposed sites to be made. Identical cross-calibrated instruments have been developed which allow for precise comparison between sites, the cross-validation of existing data, and the ground-validation of satellite data. The site characterization work package of the CTA consortium opted to construct and deploy 9 copies of an autonomous multi-purpose weather sensor, incorporating an infrared cloud sensor a newly developed sensor for measuring the light of the night sky, and an All-Sky-Camera, the whole referred to as Autonomous Tool for Measuring Observatory Site COnditions PrEcisely (ATMOSCOPE). We present here the hardware that was combined into the ATMOSCOPE and characterize ...

Fruck, Christian; Ernenwein, Jean-Pierre; Mandát, Dušan; Schweizer, Thomas; Häfner, Dennis; Bulik, Tomasz; Cieslar, Marek; Costantini, Heide; Dominik, Michal; Ebr, Jan; Garczarczyk, Markus; Lorentz, Eckart; Pareschi, Giovanni; Pech, Miroslav; Puerto-Giménez, Irene; Teshima, Masahiro

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and analysis of diesel exhaust odor  

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Characterization and analysis of diesel exhaust odor ... Carbonyl and Nitrogen Dioxide Emissions From Gasoline- and Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicles ...

Patricia A. Partridge; Francis J. Shala; Nicholas P. Cernansky; Irwin H. Suffet

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement and Characterization of Unregulated Emissions from...  

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More Documents & Publications Measurement and Characterization of Unregulated Emissions from Advanced Technologies Effects of Advanced Combustion Technologies on...

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Articles about Resource Assessment and Characterization  

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Stories about resource assessment and characterization featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program.

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CNEA Fresh Fuel Plate Characterization Summary Report  

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Characterization summary report outlining the findings of the fresh fuel examinations of the plates received from CNEA.

D. Keiser; F. Rice

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LA-13194-MS Fracture Characterization of the  

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LA-13194-MS Fracture Characterization of the Bandelier Tuff in OU-1098 (TA-2 and TA-41) LosN A T I technical correctness. #12;Fracture Characterization of the Bandelier Tuff in OU-1098 (TA-2 and TA-41 Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 #12;1 Fracture Characterization of the Bandelier Tuff in OU-1098 (TA-2

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Summary Protocol: Identification, Characterization, Designation, Remedial  

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Summary Protocol: Identification, Characterization, Designation, Summary Protocol: Identification, Characterization, Designation, Remedial Action, Certification Summary Protocol: Identification, Characterization, Designation, Remedial Action, Certification Summary Protocol: Identification, Characterization, Designation, Remedial Action, Certification (January 1986) Summary Protocol: Identification, Characterization, Designation, Remedial Action, Certification (January 1986) More Documents & Publications Supplement No. 1 to the FUSRAP Summary Protocol - Designation/Elimination Protocol Pre-MARSSIM Surveys in a MARSSIM World: Demonstrating How Pre-MARSSIM Radiological Data Demonstrate Protectiveness at Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Sites U.S. Department of Energy Guidelines for Residual Radioactive Material at

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Comparison and application of different empirical correlations for estimating the hydrate safety margin of oil-based drilling fluids containing ethylene glycol  

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As the oil and gas industries continue to increase their activity in deep water, gas hydrate hazards will become more serious and challenging, both at present and in the future. Accurate predictions of the hydrate-free zone and the suitable addition of salts and/or alcohols in preparing drilling fluids are particularly important both in preventing hydrate problems and decreasing the cost of drilling operations. In this paper, we compared several empirical correlations commonly used to estimate the hydrate inhibition effect of aqueous organic and electrolyte solutions using experiments with ethylene glycol (EG) as a hydrate inhibitor. The results show that the Najibi et al. correlation (for single and mixed thermodynamic inhibitors) and the Ostergaard et al. empirical correlation (for single thermodynamic inhibitors) are suitable for estimating the hydrate safety margin of oil-based drilling fluids (OBDFs) in the presence of thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors. According to the two correlations, the OBDF, composed of 1.6 L vaporizing oil, 2% emulsifying agent, 1% organobentonite, 0.5% SP-1, 1% LP-1, 10% water and 40% EG, can be safely used at a water depth of up to 1900 m. However, for more accurate predictions for drilling fluids, the effects of the solid phase, especially bentonite, on hydrate inhibition need to be considered and included in the application of these two empirical correlations.

Fulong Ning; Ling Zhang; Guosheng Jiang; Yunzhong Tu; Xiang Wu; Yibing Yu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Optimization of the gas production rate by marginal cost analysis: Influence of the sales gas pressure, gas price and duration of gas sales contract  

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Abstract The development of a gas field requires accurate planning, but the gas production rate is one of the main challenges in determining the feasibility of a gas project. An optimum gas production rate is determined not only by the gas reserve and reservoir characteristics but also by the consumer's requirements of the sales gas pressure, duration of the gas sales contract and gas price. This paper presents a gas production optimization model based on the marginal cost approach to maximize economic profit using a case study in the Donggi gas field. The results reveal that increasing the sales gas pressure and gas price raises the optimum gas production rate and increases the maximum profit; meanwhile, increasing the duration of a gas sales contract will reduce the optimum gas production rate and reduce or increase the maximum profit depending on the gas reserve and reservoir characteristics. This work clearly shows the relationship between the user's requirements and optimum gas production rate, which is an important piece of information for negotiating the gas price and planning production.

Suprapto Soemardan; Widodo Wahyu Purwanto; Arsegianto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Calculator program trilogy characterizes comingled gas streams  

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A series of programs has been developed for the HP-41CV that allows a quicker and more accurate approach to commingled stream calculations. This avoids the margin of error that the representative method introduces. The alpha-numeric capability of the HP-41CV will prompt for the inputs of an 11-component stream. The program series comprises: gas analysis; gas gathering/gas analysis; and flash vaporization. Each of these programs has its stand-alone use; but their true worth is in their integrated capability.

Flowers, R.

1985-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

289

Technology Characterizations. Environmental Information Handbook  

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The Environmental Handbook Series is designed to overcome the deficiency of information utility and transfer. Each of the works in this series brings together information in an area and format that is useful to both public and private sector needs. It is meant to serve as a basic reference document that will stand for a period of time and help to enrich decisionmaking and research in the interface of energy and the environment. This particular handbook deals with environmental characterization data for the energy technologies and presents the data in a format for use by DOE policy analysts. This treatment includes not only the actual information base, but also a preface which explains the present concept, the historical growth of the program, and the new direction for improved utility. The information base, itself, is constantly being enhanced and is republished periodically as necessary. The specific energy systems for which environmental/technology characterization information is provided are grouped as follows: nuclear energy; coal; petroleum; gas; synthetic fuels; solar energy; geothermal energy; and hydroelectricity.

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Characterization of protein folding intermediates  

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The three-dimensional structure of a protein is encoded in its linear sequence of amino acids. Studies of protein folding are aimed at understanding the nature of this code which translates one-dimensional information to three-dimensions. It is now well-established that protein folding intermediates exist and can be populated significantly under some conditions. A method to characterize kinetic folding intermediates is described. The method takes advantage of the decrease in exchange rates between amide protons (i.e., peptide backbone NH) and solvent water protons, when the amide proton is involved in structure. The feasibility of using amide proton exchange to pulse-label proteins during folding has been demonstrated using (/sup 3/H)-H/sub 2/O. The results with ribonuclease A (RNase A) support a framework model for folding, in which the secondary structure of a protein is formed before tertiary structure changes are complete. Extension of these studies using NMR should permit characterization of early secondary structure folding frameworks.

Kim, P.S.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Geological characterization and statistical comparison of outcrop and subsurface facies: Shannon shelf sand ridges: Topical report  

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The primary objective of this research is to develop a methodology for constructing accurate quantitative models of reservoir heterogeneities. The resulting models are expected to improve predictions of flow patterns, spatial distribution of residual oil after secondary and tertiary recovery operations, and ultimate oil recovery. The purpose of this study is to provide preliminary evaluation of the usefulness of outcrop information in characterizing analogous reservoirs and to develop research techniques necessary for model development. The Shannon Sandstone, a shelf sand ridge deposit in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, was studied. Sedimentologic and petrophysical features of an outcrop exposure of the High-Energy Ridge-Margin facies (HERM) within the Shannon were compared with those from a Shannon sandstone reservoir in Teapot Dome field. Comparisons of outcrop and subsurface permeability and porosity histograms, cumulative distribution functions, correlation lengths and natural logarithm of permeability versus porosity plots indicate a strong similarity between Shannon outcrop and Teapot Dome HERM facies petrophysical properties. Permeability classes found in outcrop samples can be related to crossbedded zones and shaley, rippled, and bioturbated zones. Similar permeability classes related to similar sedimentologic features were found in Teapot Dome field. The similarities of outcrop and Teapot Dome petrophysical properties, which are from the same geologic facies but from different depositional episodes, suggest that rocks deposited under similar depositional processes within a given deposystem have similar reservoir properties. The results of the study indicate that the use of quantitative outcrop information in characterizing reservoirs may provide a significant improvement in reservoir characterization. 17 refs., 5 tabs.

Jackson, S.; Szpakiewicz, M.; Tomutsa, L.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection...  

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New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities September 3,...

293

Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Stimulation in Engineered...  

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Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Stimulation in Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Stimulation in Engineered Geothermal...

294

Land and sea study of the northeastern golfe du Lion rifted margin: the Oligocene – Miocene of southern Provence (Nerthe area, SE France)  

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...is characterized by semi-continuous, high...Total, Exploration Production, DGEP/GSR/TG...Saint Tropez canyons - a submersible study. - Mar. Geol...Saint-Tropez canyons - A submersible study. - Mar. Geol...southern Peri-Tethys platforms and the intermediate...

Julien Oudet; Philippe Münch*; Jean Borgomano; Frédéric Quillevere; Mihaela C. Melinte-Dobrinescu; François Demory; Sophie Viseur; Jean-Jacques Cornee

295

MARGINAL VALUATION OF FIRE EFFECTS  

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in the planning unit's land, resource and fire management plans. These goals and objectives can assist you with identifying the resources that are important to protect or improve through fire management activities. As you and cultural attributes of the landscape that have value. Defining the resource considered for value change 2

296

Variational Algorithms for Marginal MAP  

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Convergent tree-reweighted message passing for energysuggests that the free energy of A-B trees can be decomposedto solve it. 4.2 Tree-reweighted Free Energy Following the

Liu, Q; Ihler, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Tectonic signatures on active margins  

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Correcting Seismic Profiles for Ship Heave and Fish Depth1: A: seismic profile prior to correction for heave and fishSeismic Lines120 Figure A.2 Fish

Hogarth, Leah Jolynn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Margins of Multinational Labor Substitution  

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Empirical Model of Entry with Sunk Costs,” American EconomicOur ?ndings point to large sunk entry and exit costs so thatband and re?ects the sunk cost e?ect that induces ?rms to

Muendler, Marc-Andreas

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Margins of Multinational Labor Substitution  

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This is consistent with sunk costs that make extensive-absence strictly exceeds the sunk costs of presence: d jt => 0 , where F j,t?? is the sunk cost of producing at , and ?

Muendler, Marc-Andreas; Becker, Sascha O.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Tectonic signatures on active margins  

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during the last sea-level rise. The healing-phase unitduring the last sea-level rise. This chapter also examineserosion during the sea-level rise, and is mantled by a basal

Hogarth, Leah Jolynn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Tectonic signatures on active margins  

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Henry, M.J. , 1976. The unconsolidated sediment distributionWaggoner, J.A. , 1979. Unconsolidated shelf sediments in theare primarily incised into unconsolidated sediments. Side

Hogarth, Leah Jolynn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Solar Thermal Reactor Materials Characterization  

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Current research into hydrogen production through high temperature metal oxide water splitting cycles has created a need for robust high temperature materials. Such cycles are further enhanced by the use of concentrated solar energy as a power source. However, samples subjected to concentrated solar radiation exhibited lifetimes much shorter than expected. Characterization of the power and flux distributions representative of the High Flux Solar Furnace(HFSF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL) were compared to ray trace modeling of the facility. In addition, samples of candidate reactor materials were thermally cycled at the HFSF and tensile failure testing was performed to quantify material degradation. Thermal cycling tests have been completed on super alloy Haynes 214 samples and results indicate that maximum temperature plays a significant role in reduction of strength. The number of cycles was too small to establish long term failure trends for this material due to the high ductility of the material.

Lichty, P. R.; Scott, A. M.; Perkins, C. M.; Bingham, C.; Weimer, A. W.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Engineered Decoherence: Characterization and Suppression  

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Due to omnipresent environmental interferences, quantum coherences inevitably undergo irreversible transformations over certain time-scales, thus leading to the loss of encoded information. This process, known as decoherence, has been a major obstacle in realizing efficient quantum information processors. Understanding the mechanism of decoherence is crucial in developing tools to inhibit it. Here we utilize a method proposed by Cory and co-workers [Phys. Rev. A 67, 062316 (2003)] to engineer artificial decoherence in the system qubits by randomly perturbing their surrounding ancilla qubits. Using a two qubit nuclear magnetic resonance quantum register, we characterize the artificial decoherence by noise spectroscopy and quantum process tomography. Further, we study the efficacy of dynamical decoupling sequences in suppressing the artificial decoherence. Here we describe the experimental results and their comparisons with theoretical simulations.

Swathi S. Hegde; T. S. Mahesh

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

304

NREL: Water Power Research - Resource Characterization  

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Resource Characterization Resource Characterization Building on its success in wind resource characterization and assessment, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has extended its capabilities to the field of water power. NREL's team of scientists, engineers and computer experts has broad experience in physical oceanography, meteorology, modeling, data analysis, and Geographic Information Systems. Many years of experience in wind assessment have enabled NREL to develop the skills and methodologies to evaluate the development potential of many different water-based energy technologies. Read about NREL's current water power resource characterization projects. Printable Version Water Power Research Home Capabilities Design Review & Analysis Device & Component Testing

305

Characterization of uraninite nanoparticles produced by Shewanella...  

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uraninite nanoparticles produced by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 . Characterization of uraninite nanoparticles produced by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 . Abstract: The reduction of...

306

Synthesis and Characterization of Methylammonium Borohydride...  

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Methylammonium Borohydride. Synthesis and Characterization of Methylammonium Borohydride. Abstract: A new borohydride, CH3NH3+BH4-, has been synthesised by the metathesis of...

307

Synthesis and characterization of silicon phthalocyanines bearing...  

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Synthesis and characterization of silicon phthalocyanines bearing axial phenoxyl groups for attachment to semiconducting metal oxides Authors: Bergkamp, J. J., Sherman, B. D.,...

308

Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Function of Novel...  

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Function of Novel Highly Dispersed Tungsten Oxide Catalysts on Mesoporous Silica . Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Function of Novel Highly Dispersed Tungsten Oxide...

309

Materials Characterization Capabilities at the HTML: Surface...  

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

and HTML User Program Success Stories Characterization of Li-ion Batteries using Neutron Diffraction and Infrared Imaging Techniques Nanostructure, Chemistry and...

310

Synthesis and characterization of titania aerogels  

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Synthesis and characterization of titania aerogels ... Nanoengineering Super Heat-Resistant, Strong Alumina Aerogels ... Nanoengineering Super Heat-Resistant, Strong Alumina Aerogels ...

L. K. Campbell; B. K. Na; E. I. Ko

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Molecular Characterization of Biomass Burning Aerosols Using...  

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Biomass Burning Aerosols Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Molecular Characterization of Biomass Burning Aerosols Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Abstract: Chemical...

312

Biomass Catalyst Characterization Laboratory (Fact Sheet), NREL...  

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Characterization Laboratory Enabling fundamental understanding of thermochemical biomass conversion catalysis and performance NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S....

313

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

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

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High Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Characterization for...  

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2009 -- Washington D.C. lmp06wang.pdf More Documents & Publications High-Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Characterization for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery: Success...

315

Characterizing Test Methods and Emissions Reduction Performance...  

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Test Methods and Emissions Reduction Performance of In-Use Diesel Retrofit Technologies from the National Clean Diesel Campaign Characterizing Test Methods and Emissions Reduction...

316

Materials Characterization Capabilities at the High Temperature...  

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Laboratory and HTML User Program Success Stories Materials Characterization Capabilities at the High Temperature Materials Laboratory: Focus on Carbon Fiber and Composites...

317

Spectroscopic Characterization of Extracellular Polymeric Substances...  

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from Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens: Suppression Abstract: Free and capsular EPS produced by Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens were characterized in detail using...

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Low Temperature Performance Characterization & Modeling | Department...  

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Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. esp04jansen.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Temperature Performance Characterization...

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Low Temperature Performance Characterization | Department of...  

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"Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08jansen2.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Temperature Performance Characterization &...

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Fracture Characterization in...  

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Fracture Characterization in Enhanced Geothermal Systems by Wellbore and Reservoir Analysis Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log...

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321

Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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5 4.5.2 Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Presentation Number: 022 Investigator: Queen, John (Hi-Q Geophysical Inc.) Objectives: To develop...

322

Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Principal Investigator: John H. Queen Hi-Q Geophysical Inc. Track Name: Seismicity and Reservoir Fracture...

323

Microearthquake Technology for EGS Fracture Characterization...  

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1 4.5.1 Microearthquake Technology for EGS Fracture Characterization Presentation Number: 021 Investigator: Foulger, Gillian (Foulger Consulting) Objectives: To understand how EGS...

324

CLEERS Activities: Diesel Soot Filter Characterization & NOx...  

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

Control Fundamentals CLEERS Activities: Diesel Soot Filter Characterization & NOx Control Fundamentals 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit...

325

Twice differentiable characterizations of convexity notions for ...  

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May 13, 2011 ... a characterization of strict convexity on line segments which does not need ..... [1] J.-B. Hiriart-Urruty and C. Lemaréchal, Fundamentals of Con-.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Flexible Pressure Sensors: Modeling and Experimental Characterization  

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Flexible capacitive pressure sensors fabricated with nanocomposites were experimentally characterized and results compared with simulations from analytical modeling. Unlike traditional diaphragm silicon pressure sensors, ...

Viana, J.C.

327

Characterization of Catalysts for Aftertreatment and Biomass...  

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

Catalysts for Aftertreatment and Biomass-derived Fuels: Success Stories from the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) User Program Characterization of Catalysts for...

328

Measurement and Characterization of Unregulated Emissions from...  

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More Documents & Publications Ethanol Effects on Lean-Burn and Stoichiometric GDI Emissions Measurement and Characterization of Unregulated Emissions from Advanced...

329

Application of advanced hydrocarbon characterization and its...  

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advanced hydrocarbon characterization and its consequences on future fuel properties and advanced combustion research Rafal Gieleciak, Craig Fairbridge and Darcy Hager Poster...

330

Characterization of Prototype LSST CCDs  

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The ambitious science goals of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be achieved in part by a wide-field imager that will achieve a new level of performance in terms of area, speed, and sensitivity. The instrument performance is dominated by the focal plane sensors, which are now in development. These new-generation sensors will make use of advanced semiconductor technology and will be complemented by a highly integrated electronics package located inside the cryostat. A test laboratory has been set up at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to characterize prototype sensors and to develop test and assembly techniques for eventual integration of production sensors and electronics into modules that will form the final focal plane. As described in [1], the key requirements for LSST sensors are wideband quantum efficiency (QE) extending beyond lpm in the red, control of point spread function (PSF), and fast readout using multiple amplifiers per chip operated in parallel. In addition, LSST's fast optical system (f71.25) places severe constraints on focal plane flatness. At the chip level this involves packaging techniques to minimize warpage of the silicon die, and at the mosaic level careful assembly and metrology to achieve a high coplanarity of the sensor tiles. In view of the long lead time to develop the needed sensor technology, LSST undertook a study program with several vendors to fabricate and test devices which address the most critical performance features [2]. The remainder of this paper presents key results of this study program. Section 2 summarizes the sensor requirements and the results of design optimization studies, and Section 3 presents the sensor development plan. In Section 4 we describe the test bench at BNL. Section 5 reports measurement results obtained to date oh devices fabricated by several vendors. Section 6 presents a summary of the paper and an outlook for the future work. We present characterization methods and results on a number of new devices produced specifically to address LSST's performance goals, including flatness, QE, PSF, dark current, read noise, CTE, cosmetics, and crosstalk. The results indicate that commercially produced, thick n-channel over-depleted CCDs with excellent red response can achieve tight PSF at moderate applied substrate bias with no evidence of persistent image artifacts. We will also report ongoing studies of mosaic assembly techniques to achieve chip-to-chip co-planarity, high fill factor, and thermal stability.

OCONNOR,P.; FRANK, J.; GEARY, J.C.; GILMORE, D.K.; KOTOV, I.; RADEKA, V.; TAKACS, P.; TYSON, J.A.

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

331

Spectrum Characterization for Opportunistic Cognitive Radio Systems  

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1 Spectrum Characterization for Opportunistic Cognitive Radio Systems Tevfik Y¨ucek and H challenging problems in cognitive radio systems. The spectrum of interest needs to be characterized and unused initial network entry is also discussed as a case study. Index Terms-- Cognitive radio, spectrum sensing

Arslan, Hüseyin

332

WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION OF' FISH PROCESSING PLANT EFFLUENTS  

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#12;WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION OF' FISH PROCESSING PLANT EFFLUENTS TECHNICAL REPORT SERIES FREMP in Publication Data Main entry under title Wastewater characterization of fish processing plant effluents (Canada)); DOE FRAP 1993-39. TD899.F5W37 1994 363.73'942'0971133 C94-960159-4 #12;WASTEWATER

333

Characterization of Metal-Cyanobacteria Sorption  

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Characterization of Metal-Cyanobacteria Sorption Reactions: A Combined Macroscopic and Infrared titration, and metal sorption experiments to characterize metal-cyanobacteria sorption reactions. Infrared.3 and 4.8 ( 0.3, 6.5 ( 0.1, 8.7 ( 0.2, respectively. Finally, Cu2+, Cd2+, and Pb2+ sorption experiments

Benning, Liane G.

334

Lorentz-Force Hydrophone Characterization  

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A Lorentz-force hydrophone consists of a thin wire placed inside a magnetic field. When under the influence of an ultrasound pulse, the wire vibrates and an electrical signal is induced by the Lorentz force that is proportional to the pulse amplitude. In this study a compact prototype of such a hydrophone is introduced and characterized, and the hydrodynamic model previously developed is refined. It is shown that the wire tension has a negligible effect on the measurement of pressure. The frequency response of the hydrophone reaches 1 MHz for wires with a diameter ranging between 70 and 400 \\micro m. The hydrophone exhibits a directional response such that the signal amplitude differs by less than 3dB as the angle of the incident ultrasound pulse varies from -20$^o$ and +20$^o$. The linearity of the measured signal is confirmed across the 50 kPa to 10 MPa pressure range, and an excellent resistance to cavitation is observed. This hydrophone is of interest for high pressure ultrasound measurements including Hi...

Grasland-Mongrain, Pol; Gilles, Bruno; Poizat, Adrien; Chapelon, Jean-Yves; Lafon, Cyril

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

NREL: Biomass Research - Biomass Characterization Projects  

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Biomass Characterization Projects Biomass Characterization Projects A photo of a magnified image on a computer screen. Many blue specks and lines in different sizes and shapes are visible on top of a white background. A microscopic image of biomass particles. Through biomass characterization projects, NREL researchers are exploring the chemical composition of biomass samples before and after pretreatment and during processing. The characterization of biomass feedstocks, intermediates, and products is a critical step in optimizing biomass conversion processes. Among NREL's biomass characterization projects are: Feedstock/Process Interface NREL is working to understand the effects of feedstock and feedstock pre-processing on the conversion process and vice versa. The objective of the task is to understand the characteristics of biomass feedstocks

336

Statistical characterization of aggregated wind power from small clusters of generators  

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Abstract In this paper we address the problem of aggregating wind power. The purpose of the methodology presented here is to avoid the assumption of extreme values of correlation, meaning perfect dependence or perfect independence of the production. That is, we accept intermediate values of correlation, which we argue is of special interest for small-scale siting analysis, where the fluctuations of wind power production affect the capacity value or the size of energy storage. We provide a formulation that is based on the integration of the joint probability density function (PDF) of the wind power. We formulate this PDF by means of copula theory in order to cope with the involved representation of the marginal PDFs. As a result, we characterize the PDF of the aggregated wind power and the associated duration curve. We also present a simple formulation of the joint forced outage rate. These serves us for verifying, through a case analysis based on NREL datasets, that in some cases the assumption of extreme dependence in small-scale sites does not hold.

Guzmán Díaz; Javier Gómez-Aleixandre; José Coto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Double tracks test site characterization report  

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This report presents the results of site characterization activities performed at the Double Tracks Test Site, located on Range 71 North, of the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) in southern Nevada. Site characterization activities included reviewing historical data from the Double Tracks experiment, previous site investigation efforts, and recent site characterization data. The most recent site characterization activities were conducted in support of an interim corrective action to remediate the Double Tracks Test Site to an acceptable risk to human health and the environment. Site characterization was performed using a phased approach. First, previously collected data and historical records sere compiled and reviewed. Generalized scopes of work were then prepared to fill known data gaps. Field activities were conducted and the collected data were then reviewed to determine whether data gaps were filled and whether other areas needed to be investigated. Additional field efforts were then conducted, as required, to adequately characterize the site. Characterization of the Double Tracks Test Site was conducted in accordance with the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER).

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1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Data requirements and acquisition for reservoir characterization  

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This report outlines the types of data, data sources and measurement tools required for effective reservoir characterization, the data required for specific enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes, and a discussion on the determination of the optimum data density for reservoir characterization and reservoir modeling. The two basic sources of data for reservoir characterization are data from the specific reservoir and data from analog reservoirs, outcrops, and modern environments. Reservoir data can be divided into three broad categories: (1) rock properties (the container) and (2) fluid properties (the contents) and (3)interaction between reservoir rock and fluid. Both static and dynamic measurements are required.

Jackson, S.; Chang, Ming Ming; Tham, Min.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Models and Characterization of Piezoelectric Ceramics  

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Selected literature on the use of linearized constitutive equations and complex piezoelectric coefficients to develop models and characterize materials is presented in brief. One-dimensional models of simple piezoelectric ceramic components are derived using linearized constitutive equations and other fundamental relations to illustrate the procedure used to develop multi-dimensional models. Then, the procedure for building models of multi-layer devices using models of components is illustrated. Models are also used to characterize materials. A method to determine the errors when the ANSI/IEEE Standard method is used to determine real piezoelectric coefficients and methods to characterize non-Standard shapes often used in devices are also presented.

Ebenezer, D. D. [Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory Kochi 682021 (India)

2008-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

340

Apparatus and method for characterizing ultrafast polarization varying optical pulses  

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Practical techniques are described for characterizing ultrafast potentially ultraweak, ultrashort optical pulses. The techniques are particularly suited to the measurement of signals from nonlinear optical materials characterization experiments, whose signals are generally too weak for full characterization using conventional techniques.

Smirl, Arthur (1020 Cherry La. Northwest, Iowa City, IA 52240); Trebino, Rick P. (425 Mulqueeny St., Livermore, CA 94550)

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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341

NREL: Measurements and Characterization - About Measurements and  

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About Measurements and Characterization About Measurements and Characterization Graphic of three intersecting circles depicting the M&C modes of support, collaborative R&D, and technique development. The modes of operation for the M&C group at NREL integrates support, collaborative R&D, and technique development. The Measurements and Characterization (M&C) division at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the National Center for Photovoltaics provides characterization support, collaborative research, and the development of new measurement techniques for the advancement of the photovoltaic (PV) generation of energy. The M&C group uses experienced researchers and state-of-the-art capabilities to solve problems in all phases of material and device development. Throughout this site you will

342

Materials Synthesis and Characterization | Center for Functional  

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Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility materials synthesis The Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility includes laboratories for producing nanostructured materials and characterizing their basic structural, chemical and optical properties. The facility staff has significant experience in solution-phase chemistry of nanocrystal/nanowire materials, synthesis of polymer materials by a range of controlled polymerization techniques; inorganic synthesis by chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, and atomic layer deposition. The staff includes experts in techniques of nanoscale fabrication by self-assembly. The facility also supports infrastructure and expertise in solution-based processing of organic thin films, including tools for spin-casting, thermal processing, and UV/ozone treatment.

343

NREL: Biomass Research - Biomass Characterization Capabilities  

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Biomass Characterization Capabilities Biomass Characterization Capabilities A photo of a man wearing a white lab coat and looking into a large microscope. A researcher uses an Atomic Force Microscope to image enzymes used in biochemical conversion. Through biomass characterization, NREL develops, refines, and validates rapid and cost-effective methods to determine the chemical composition of biomass samples before and after pretreatment, as well as during bioconversion processing. Detailed and accurate characterization of biomass feedstocks, intermediates, and products is a necessity for any biomass-to-biofuels conversion. Understanding how the individual biomass components and reaction products interact at each stage in the process is important for researchers. With a large inventory of standard biomass samples as reference materials,

344

A method for characterizing carbon nanotubes  

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......Letter A method for characterizing carbon nanotubes Toshie Yaguchi 1 Takahiro Sato 1 Takeo...spectroscopy of a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) at elevated temperatures were...spectroscopy|multi&hyphen|walled carbon nanotube|specimen&hyphen|heating holder......

Toshie Yaguchi; Takahiro Sato; Takeo Kamino; Yoshifumi Taniguchi; Kenichi Motomiya; Kazuyuki Tohji; Atsuo Kasuya

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Study of induced seismicity for reservoir characterization  

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The main goal of the thesis is to characterize the attributes of conventional and unconventional reservoirs through passive seismicity. The dissertation is comprised of the development and applications of three new methods, ...

Li, Junlun, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Sandia National Laboratories: Wave Energy Resource Characterization...  

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Impacts of Ivanpah Solar Power Site Sandia Funded to Model Power Pods for Utility-Scale Wave-Energy Converter Wave Energy Resource Characterization at US Test Sites On September...

347

Integrated genomic characterization of endometrial carcinoma  

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We performed an integrated genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic characterization of 373 endometrial carcinomas using array- and sequencing-based technologies. Uterine serous tumours and ~25% of high-grade endometrioid ...

Lander, Eric S.

348

Characterization of Tri-lab Tantalum Plate.  

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This report provides a detailed characterization Tri-lab Tantalum (Ta) plate jointly purchased from HCStark Inc. by Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Data in this report was compiled from series of material and properties characterization experiments carried out at Sandia (SNL) and Los Alamos (LANL) Laboratories through a leveraged effort funded by the C2 campaign. Results include microstructure characterization detailing the crystallographic texture of the material and an increase in grain size near the end of the rolled plate. Mechanical properties evaluations include, compression cylinder, sub-scale tension specimen, micohardness and instrumented indentation testing. The plate was found to have vastly superior uniformity when compare with previously characterized wrought Ta material. Small but measurable variations in microstructure and properties were noted at the end, and at the top and bottom edges of the plate.

Buchheit, Thomas E.; Cerreta, Ellen K.; Deibler, Lisa Anne; Chen, Shu-Rong; Michael, Joseph R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Characterization of disordered proteins with ENSEMBLE  

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......STRUCTURAL BIOINFORMATICS Characterization of disordered proteins with ENSEMBLE Mickael Krzeminski 1 Joseph A. Marsh...data into the generation of structural ensembles of disordered protein states. ENSEMBLE makes use of a switching Monte-Carlo......

Mickaël Krzeminski; Joseph A. Marsh; Chris Neale; Wing-Yiu Choy; Julie D. Forman-Kay

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Fabrication and Characterization of Organic Solar Cells  

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and  characterization of organic solar cells.  Advanced D, Meissner D.  Organic Solar?Cells.  Advanced Materials.  tin  oxide  for  organic solar cell.  Electr Eng Jpn.  2006 

Yengel, Emre

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

CHARACTERIZING UNCERTAIN SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS TO  

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CHARACTERIZING UNCERTAIN SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS TO SUPPORT INVESTMENT DECISIONS Many institutions worldwide are considering how to include expectations about future sea level rise sea level rise in its investment plans? Such extreme events--for instance, increased storm frequency

352

Characterization of Crude Glycerol from Biodiesel Plants  

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Characterization of crude glycerol is very important to its value-added conversion. In this study, the physical and chemical properties of five biodiesel-derived crude glycerol samples were determined. Three methods, including iodometric–periodic acid ...

Shengjun Hu; Xiaolan Luo; Caixia Wan; Yebo Li

2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

353

Parameters Identification for Motorcycle Simulator's Platform Characterization  

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Parameters Identification for Motorcycle Simulator's Platform Characterization L. Nehaoua H modeling and parameters identification of a motorcycle simulator's platform. This model begins with some (cars and motorcycles) is possible by taking in care some characteristics of land vehicles. Indeed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

354

Characterization of electromagnetic transients in power substations  

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSIENTS IN POWER SUBSTATIONS A Thesis by WILLIAM CHESTER CiOERS, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1980 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSIENTS IN POWER SUBSTATIONS A Thesis by WILLIAM CHESTER GOERS, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Dr. B. Don Russell (Chairman of Committee...

Goers, William Chester

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

355

Optical fiber sensors for smart materials characterization  

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Optical and optical fiber methods may be used to characterize materials and structures. Their advantages for such applications include their immunity to electromagnetic interference, high sensitivity, resolution and dynamic range, and ability to operate in harsh environmental conditions. This paper describes the application of such methods to the characterization of smart materials and structures during their fabrication, in-service lifetime, and damage and degradation.

Claus, R.O. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Electrical Engineering Dept.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

356

Three dimensional characterization and archiving system  

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The Three Dimensional Characterization and Archiving System (3D-ICAS) is being developed as a remote system to perform rapid in situ analysis of hazardous organics and radionuclide contamination on structural materials. Coleman Research and its subcontractors, Thermedics Detection, Inc. (TD) and the University of Idaho (UI) are in the second phase of a three phase program to develop 3D-ICAS to support Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) operations. Accurate physical characterization of surfaces and the radioactive and organic is a critical D&D task. Surface characterization includes identification of potentially dangerous inorganic materials, such as asbestos and transite. Real-time remotely operable characterization instrumentation will significantly advance the analysis capabilities beyond those currently employed. Chemical analysis is a primary area where the characterization process will be improved. Chemical analysis plays a vital role throughout the process of decontamination. Before clean-up operations can begin the site must be characterized with respect to the type and concentration of contaminants, and detailed site mapping must clarify areas of both high and low risk. During remediation activities chemical analysis provides a means to measure progress and to adjust clean-up strategy. Once the clean-up process has been completed the results of chemical analysis will verify that the site is in compliance with federal and local regulations.

Sebastian, R.L.; Clark, R.; Gallman, P. [and others

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Thermolysis Characterization of Urea-SCR | Department of Energy  

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Thermolysis Characterization of Urea-SCR Thermolysis Characterization of Urea-SCR 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: Cummins Inc. 2002deerfang.pdf More Documents & Publications...

358

Characterization of Materials for Li-ion Batteries: Success Stories...  

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Characterization of Materials for Li-ion Batteries: Success Stories from the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) User Program Characterization of Materials for Li-ion...

359

Purification and Characterization of [NiFe]-Hydrogenase of Shewanella...  

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Purification and Characterization of NiFe-Hydrogenase of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Purification and Characterization of NiFe-Hydrogenase of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1....

360

Synthesis and Characterization of Structured Si-Carbon Nanocomposite...  

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Synthesis and Characterization of Structured Si-Carbon Nanocomposite Anodes and Functional Polymer Binders Synthesis and Characterization of Structured Si-Carbon Nanocomposite...

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361

Detailed Characterization of Lubricant-Derived Ash-Related Species...  

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Characterization of Lubricant-Derived Ash-Related Species in Diesel Exhaust and Aftertreatment Systems Detailed Characterization of Lubricant-Derived Ash-Related Species in Diesel...

362

Identification and Characterization of Near-Term Direct Hydrogen...  

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

and Characterization of Near-Term Direct Hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Markets Identification and Characterization of Near-Term Direct Hydrogen Proton Exchange...

363

FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MEMS THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS .  

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??This work presents the fabrication and characterization of MEMS thermal interface materials. Different materials were used to fabricate and characterize different configurations of sample thermal… (more)

[No author

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Preparation and in situ Characterization of Surfaces Using Soft...  

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in situ Characterization of Surfaces Using Soft-Landing in a Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Preparation and in situ Characterization of Surfaces Using Soft-Landing...

365

Post-test Cell Characterization Facility | Department of Energy  

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test Cell Characterization Facility Post-test Cell Characterization Facility 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

366

Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Creation in Enhanced...  

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

Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Creation in Enhanced Geothermal Systems; 2010 Geothermal Technology Program Peer Review Report Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture...

367

Fracture Characterization in Enhanced Geothermal Systems by Wellbore...  

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Fracture Characterization in Enhanced Geothermal Systems by Wellbore and Reservoir Analysis Fracture Characterization in Enhanced Geothermal Systems by Wellbore and Reservoir...

368

Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect...  

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Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect to Fracture of Solar Cells Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect to Fracture of Solar...

369

Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and...  

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Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS...

370

Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and...  

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

Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs Lianjie Huang Los Alamos National Lab Seismicity and Reservoir Fracture Characterization...

371

Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Stimulation in Enhanced...  

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Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Stimulation in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS); 2010 Geothermal Technology Program Peer Review Report Tracer Methods for Characterizing...

372

Fracture Characterization in Enhanced Geothermal Systems by Wellbore...  

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

Fracture Characterization in Enhanced Geothermal Systems by Wellbore and Reservoir Analysis; 2010 Geothermal Technology Program Peer Review Report Fracture Characterization in...

373

Recommended Best Practices for the Characterization of Storage...  

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Recommended Best Practices for the Characterization of Storage Properties of Hydrogen Storage Materials Recommended Best Practices for the Characterization of Storage Properties of...

374

Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization  

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DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. This project aims to develop improved geophysical imaging method for characterizing subsurface structure, identify fluid locations, and characterize fractures.

375

In-situ characterization and diagnostics of mechanical degradation...  

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In-situ characterization and diagnostics of mechanical degradation in electrodes In-situ characterization and diagnostics of mechanical degradation in electrodes 2011 DOE Hydrogen...

376

Isolation, Characterization of an Intermediate in an Oxygen Atom...  

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Characterization of an Intermediate in an Oxygen Atom-Transfer Reaction, and the Determination of the Bond Isolation, Characterization of an Intermediate in an Oxygen Atom-Transfer...

377

Diesel and Gasoline Engine Emissions: Characterization of Atmosphere...  

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and Gasoline Engine Emissions: Characterization of Atmosphere Composition and Health Responses to Inhaled Emissions Diesel and Gasoline Engine Emissions: Characterization of...

378

X-ray absorption fine structure and magnetization characterization...  

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characterization of the metallic Co component in Co-doped ZnO thin films . X-ray absorption fine structure and magnetization characterization of the metallic Co...

379

Using X-Ray Computed Tomography in Pore Structure Characterization...  

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Using X-Ray Computed Tomography in Pore Structure Characterization for a Berea Sandstone: Resolution Effect. Using X-Ray Computed Tomography in Pore Structure Characterization for...

380

Three dimensional characterization and archiving system  

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The Three Dimensional Characterization and Archiving System (3D-ICAS) is being developed as a remote system to perform rapid in situ analysis of hazardous organics and radionuclide contamination on structural materials. Coleman Research and its subcontractors, Thermedics Detection, Inc. (TD) and the University of Idaho (UI) are in the second phase of a three phase program to develop 3D-ICAS to support Decontamination and Decommissioning (D and D) operations. Accurate physical characterization of surfaces and the radioactive and organic is a critical D and D task. Surface characterization includes identification of potentially dangerous inorganic materials, such as asbestos and transite. Real-time remotely operable characterization instrumentation will significantly advance the analysis capabilities beyond those currently employed. Chemical analysis is a primary area where the characterization process will be improved. The 3D-ICAS system robotically conveys a multisensor probe near the surfaces to be inspected. The sensor position and orientation are monitored and controlled using coherent laser radar (CLR) tracking. The CLR also provides 3D facility maps which establish a 3D world view within which the robotic sensor system can operate.

Sebastian, R.L.; Clark, R.; Gallman, P. [and others

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Combined experiment Phase 2 data characterization  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s ``Combined Experiment`` has yielded a large quantity of experimental data on the operation of a downwind horizontal axis wind turbine under field conditions. To fully utilize this valuable resource and identify particular episodes of interest, a number of databases were created that characterize individual data events and rotational cycles over a wide range of parameters. Each of the 59 five-minute data episodes collected during Phase 11 of the Combined Experiment have been characterized by the mean, minimum, maximum, and standard deviation of all data channels, except the blade surface pressures. Inflow condition, aerodynamic force coefficient, and minimum leading edge pressure coefficient databases have also been established, characterizing each of nearly 21,000 blade rotational cycles. In addition, a number of tools have been developed for searching these databases for particular episodes of interest. Due to their extensive size, only a portion of the episode characterization databases are included in an appendix, and examples of the cycle characterization databases are given. The search tools are discussed and the FORTRAN or C code for each is included in appendices.

Miller, M.S.; Shipley, D.E.; Young, T.S.; Robinson, M.C.; Luttges, M.W. [Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States); Simms, D.A. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

SAXS and USAXS-characterization of granular silica aerogels  

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thus optical appearance four different types of aerogel granulates were characterized using SAXS and

M. Reim; G. Reichenauer; R. Br; C. Schmitt; T. Schliermann; W. Körner; J. Fricke

383

Letter of Intent for RPP Characterization Program Process Engineering and Hanford Analytical Services and Characterization Project  

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The Characterization Project level of success achieved by the River Protection Project (RPP) is determined by the effectiveness of several organizations across RPP working together. The requirements, expectations, interrelationships, and performance criteria for each of these organizations were examined in order to understand the performances necessary to achieve characterization objectives. This Letter of Intent documents the results of the above examination. It formalizes the details of interfaces, working agreements, and requirements for obtaining and transferring tank waste samples from the Tank Farm System (RPP Process Engineering, Characterization Project Operations, and RPP Quality Assurance) to the characterization laboratory complex (222-S Laboratory, Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility, and the Hanford Analytical Service Program) and for the laboratory complex analysis and reporting of analytical results.

ADAMS, M.R.

2000-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

384

NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Wind Resource Characterization  

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Offshore Wind Resource Characterization Offshore Wind Resource Characterization Map of the United States, showing the wind potential of offshore areas across the country. Enlarge image US offshore wind speed estimates at 90-m height NREL scientists and engineers are leading efforts in resource mapping, remote sensor measurement and development, and forecasting that are essential for the development of offshore wind. Resource Mapping For more than 15 years, NREL's meteorologists, engineers, and Geographic Information System experts have led the production of wind resource characterization maps and reports used by policy makers, private industry, and other government organizations to inform and accelerate the development of wind energy in the United States. Offshore wind resource data and mapping has strategic uses. As with terrestrial developments, traditional

385

Resource Assessment and Characterization | Department of Energy  

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Resource Assessment and Characterization Resource Assessment and Characterization Resource Assessment and Characterization The Water Power Program has released reports and maps that assess the total technically recoverable energy available in the nation's powered dams, non-powered dams, and untapped stream-reaches. These resource assessments are pivotal to understanding hydropower's potential for future electricity production. Hydropower already provides 6-8% of the nation's electricity, but more potential resides in our flowing waters to provide clean electricity to communities and cities across the United States. There are three levels of resource assessments performed by the water industry. Theoretical potential is the annual average amount of physical energy that is hypothetically available. Technical resource potential is

386

Fracture Characterization Technologies | Open Energy Information  

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Fracture Characterization Technologies Fracture Characterization Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Fracture Characterization Technologies Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":200,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026 further results","default":"","geoservice":"google","zoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"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":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","forceshow":true,"showtitle":true,"hidenamespace":false,"template":false,"title":"","label":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"locations":[{"text":"

387

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Biogas Resources Characterization  

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Biogas Resources Characterization Biogas Resources Characterization Project Summary Full Title: Biogas Resources Characterization Project ID: 259 Principal Investigator: Ali Jalalzadeh-Azar Brief Description: This project intends to develop a cost-analysis tool based on the H2A Production model, collect global information system (GIS) / cost data, and perform techno-economic analyses of upgrading biogas and utilizing the resulting bio-methane. Keywords: Biogas; Bio-methane; Landfill; Dairy farm; Sewage treatment plant; Fuel cell Purpose Fuel cells operating on bio-methane or on hydrogen derived from bio-methane can mitigate energy and environmental issues and provide an opportunity for their commercialization. This project can provide valuable insights and information to the stakeholders-utilities, municipalities, and policy

388

Baseline Microstructural Characterization of Outer 3013 Containers  

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Three DOE Standard 3013 outer storage containers were examined to characterize the microstructure of the type 316L stainless steel material of construction. Two of the containers were closure-welded yielding production-quality outer 3013 containers; the third examined container was not closed. Optical metallography and Knoop microhardness measurements were performed to establish a baseline characterization that will support future destructive examinations of 3013 outer containers in the storage inventory. Metallography revealed the microstructural features typical of this austenitic stainless steel as it is formed and welded. The grains were equiaxed with evident annealing twins. Flow lines were prominent in the forming directions of the cylindrical body and flat lids and bottom caps. No adverse indications were seen. Microhardness values, although widely varying, were consistent with annealed austenitic stainless steel. The data gathered as part of this characterization will be used as a baseline for the destructive examination of 3013 containers removed from the storage inventory.

Zapp, Phillip E.; Dunn, Kerry A

2005-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

389

Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Detection and Characterization of  

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Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Detection and Characterization of Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Detection and Characterization of Degradation Precursors Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Detection and Characterization of Degradation Precursors The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is developing the fundamental scientific basis to understand, predict, and measure changes in materials and systems, structure, and components (SSCs) as they age in environments associated with long-term operations (LTO) of operating commercial nuclear power reactors. The push towards safe long-term operations of light-water reactor (LWR) nuclear power plants (NPPs) brings significant challenges because aging of components can limit the operating lifetime of critical systems (Bond 2010; Bond et al. 2011a). A key element of LTO of LWRs is therefore

390

4. International reservoir characterization technical conference  

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This volume contains the Proceedings of the Fourth International Reservoir Characterization Technical Conference held March 2-4, 1997 in Houston, Texas. The theme for the conference was Advances in Reservoir Characterization for Effective Reservoir Management. On March 2, 1997, the DOE Class Workshop kicked off with tutorials by Dr. Steve Begg (BP Exploration) and Dr. Ganesh Thakur (Chevron). Tutorial presentations are not included in these Proceedings but may be available from the authors. The conference consisted of the following topics: data acquisition; reservoir modeling; scaling reservoir properties; and managing uncertainty. Selected papers have been processed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology database.

NONE

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Petrographic characterization of economizer fly ash  

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Policies for reducing NOx emissions have led power plants to restrict O{sub 2}, resulting in high-carbon fly ash production. Therefore, some potentially useful fly ash, such as the economizer fly ash, is discarded without a thorough knowledge of its composition. In order to characterize this type of fly ash, samples were collected from the economizer Portuguese power plant burning two low-sulfur bituminous coals. Characterization was also performed on economizer fly ash subsamples after wet sieving, density and magnetic separation. Analysis included atomic absorption spectroscopy, loss-on-ignition, scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, optical microscopy, and micro-Raman spectroscopy.

Valentim, B.; Hower, J.C.; Soares, S.; Guedes, A.; Garcia, C.; Flores, D.; Oliveira, A. [University of Porto, Oporto (Portugal). Center of Geology

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

392

NETL: Carbon Storage - Geologic Characterization Efforts  

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RCSP Geologic Characterization Efforts RCSP Geologic Characterization Efforts The U.S. Department of Energy created a nationwide network of seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP) in 2003 to help determine and implement the technology, infrastructure, and regulations most appropriate to promote carbon storage in different regions of the United States and Canada. The RCSP Initiative is being implemented in three phases: (1) Characterization Phase (2003-2005) to collect data on CO2 stationary sources and geologic formations and develop the human capital to support and enable future carbon storage field tests, (2) Validation Phase (2005-2011) to evaluate promising CO2 storage opportunities through a series of small-scale (<1 million metric tons of CO2) field tests, and (3) Development Phase (2008-2018+) that involves the injection of 1 million metric tons or more of CO2 by each RCSP into regionally significant geologic formations. In addition to working toward developing human capital, encouraging stakeholder networking, and enhancing public outreach and education on carbon capture and storage (CCS), the RCSPs are conducting extensive geologic characterization across all three project phases, as well as CO2 stationary source identification and re-evaluation over time.

393

Analytical Techniques for Characterizing Enzymatic Biofuel Cells  

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Analytical Techniques for Characterizing Enzymatic Biofuel Cells ... Most enzymic biofuel cells contain bioanodes with single enzymes to partially oxidize biofuels. ... The citric acid cycle is one of the main metabolic pathways living cells utilize to completely oxidize biofuels to carbon dioxide and water. ...

Michael J. Moehlenbrock; Robert L. Arechederra; Kyle H. Sjöholm; Shelley D. Minteer

2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

394

scienceessays IDTL personnel and detector characterization  

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, and this training will ultimately benefit the development and operation of the JWST and future missions. NASA hasnews 3 scienceessays IDTL personnel and detector characterization system. From left to right to select the best flight detector designs for JWST by evaluating prototype near-infrared detectors. Second

Figer, Donald F.

395

Characterizing a data model for software measurement  

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Characterizing a data model for software measurement L. Chirinos, F. Losavio, and J. Bøegh Journal of Systems and Software 2005 2006. 7. 19 Yoon, Kyung-A #12;YV YW Contents Introduction Software measurement elements Data model for software measurement Considerations for implementing the software measurement data

Bae, Doo-Hwan

396

Electrical characterization of germanium-silicon alloy  

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Samples of strained germanium-silicon (Ge-Si) alloy were electrically characterized using resistivity and Hall-mobility measurements. The samples were obtained from a n-type Ge-Si strained epi-layer which was grown on a ptype substrate using MBE...

Kishore, Kumar P.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

LATERAL LANDFILL GAS MIGRATION: CHARACTERIZATION AND  

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LATERAL LANDFILL GAS MIGRATION: CHARACTERIZATION AND PRELIMINARY MODELING RESULTS O.BOUR*, E,UniversitéLaval, Sainte-Foy, Canada SUMMARY: Lateral landfill gas migration occurs in the surroundings of a MSW landfill complementary physical measures were used to build a conceptual model of lateral landfill gas migration

Boyer, Edmond

398

ELECTROPHORETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF NORTH AMERICAN POTATO CULTIVARSl  

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1991) 767 ELECTROPHORETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF NORTH AMERICAN POTATO CULTIVARSl D. S. Douches identify potato cultivars. Both leafand tuber tissue were sampled in thirteen enzyme systems. Two buffer means to discriminate sexually-derived potato cultivars. Compendio Se analizaron un total de 112

Douches, David S.

399

Tank 241-TX-105 tank characterization plan  

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This document is a plan which serves as the contractual agreement between the Characterization Program, Sampling Operations, WHC 222-S Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and PNL tank vapor program. The scope of this plan is to provide guidance for the sampling and analysis of vapor samples from tank 241-TX-105.

Carpenter, B.C.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Tank 241-T-111 tank characterization plan  

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This document is a plan which serves as the contractual agreement between the Characterization Program, Sampling Operations, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and PNL tank vapor program. The scope of this plan is to provide guidance for the sampling and analysis of vapor samples from tank 241-T-111.

Homi, C.S.

1995-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Improving Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Characterization of  

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Improving Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Characterization of Non-point Source Contaminants runoff on Arizona's potable water. Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) shows promise as a noninvasive on the environment. Urban and agricultural runoff are often associated with an increase in water electrical

Fay, Noah

402

METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS  

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METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS Ruth Charney and Alexander Lytchak 0-inequalities are spherical and Euclidean buildings which come equipped with a natural piecewise spherical or Euclidean metric. Buildings also satisfy other nice metric properties. A spherical building X, for example, is easily seen

Charney, Ruth

403

Characterization of the flow field response to vaneless space reduction in centrifugal compressors  

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The unsteady three-dimensional flow field for two centrifugal compressors of nearly identical design (one with a marginally smaller impeller-diffuser gap) is interrogated to assess the difference in the time averaged ...

Villanueva V., Alfonso D. (Villanueva Villarreal)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Shale Reservoir Characterization | Department of Energy  

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Oil & Gas » Shale Gas » Shale Reservoir Oil & Gas » Shale Gas » Shale Reservoir Characterization Shale Reservoir Characterization Geologist examining the base of the Marcellus Shale at an outcrop near Bedford, PA. Geologist examining the base of the Marcellus Shale at an outcrop near Bedford, PA. Gas-producing shales are predominantly composed of consolidated clay-sized particles with a high organic content. High subsurface pressures and temperatures convert the organic matter to oil and gas, which may migrate to conventional petroleum traps and also remains within the shale. However, the clay content severely limits gas and fluid flow within the shales. It is, therefore, necessary to understand the mineral and organic content, occurrence of natural fractures, thermal maturity, shale volumes, porosity

405

NREL: Measurements and Characterization - Research Staff  

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Research Staff Research Staff The Measurements and Characterization (M&C) Group Manager and each of our research section supervisors are listed below, followed by a complete M&C listing of research staff. Managers and Supervisors Pete Sheldon, Group Manager email: pete.sheldon@nrel.gov Tel: 303-384-6533 Mowafak Al-Jassim, Analytical Microscopy email: mowafak_aljassim@nrel.gov Tel: 303-384-6602 Keith Emery, Device Performance email: keith.emery@nrel.gov Tel: 303-880-2913 Dean Levi, Electro-Optical Characterization email: dean.levi@nrel.gov Tel: 303-384-6605 Pete Sheldon, Surface Analysis email: pete.sheldon@nrel.gov Tel: 303-384-6533 Staff ANDERBERG, Allan Team: Device Performance Expertise: Trained operator on the Spire, SOMS; ISO 17025 certified on LACSS performing I-V module measurements.

406

Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids. The present invention includes the use of two closely spaced transducers, or one transducer and a closely spaced reflector plate, to form an interferometer suitable for ultrasonic characterization of droplet-size and smaller samples without the need for a container. The droplet is held between the interferometer elements, whose distance apart may be adjusted, by surface tension. The surfaces of the interferometer elements may be readily cleansed by a stream of solvent followed by purified air when it is desired to change samples. A single drop of liquid is sufficient for high-quality measurement. Examples of samples which may be investigated using the apparatus and method of the present invention include biological specimens (tear drops; blood and other body fluid samples; samples from tumors, tissues, and organs; secretions from tissues and organs; snake and bee venom, etc.) for diagnostic evaluation, samples in forensic investigations, and detection of drugs in small quantities.

Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials  

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Characterization of thermoelectric materials can pose many problems. A temperature difference can be established across these materials as an electrical current is passed due to the Peltier effect. The thermopower of these materials is quite large and thus large thermal voltages can contribute to many of the measurements necessary to investigate these materials. This paper will discuss the chracterization techniques necessary to investigate these materials and provide an overview of some of the potential systematic errors which can arise. It will also discuss some of the corrections one needs to consider. This should provide an introduction to the characterization and measurement of thermoelectric materials and provide references for a more in depth discussion of the concepts. It should also serve as an indication of the care that must be taken while working with thermoelectric materials.

Tritt, T.M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Eddy current characterization of metal foams  

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Cellular materials are characterized by their relative density, pore shape and orientation, the average cell size, and the degree of pore interconnectivity which all depend upon the method and conditions used for processing. This has created an interest in non-invasive sensor techniques to characterize the foam structure. Multifrequency electrical impedance measurements were performed using an eddy current technique on open cell aluminum foam with systematically varied relative densities and pore sizes. The impedance was dominated at all frequencies by the amount of metal contained within a probed volume of foam and the tortuosity of the current path. At low frequency, the impedance data were found to be relatively insensitive to pore size variations enabling an independent measure of the relative density. At higher frequency, the data indicated a strong dependence on the cell size.

Dharmasena, K.P.; Wadley, H.N.G. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). Intelligent Processing of Materials Lab.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

409

Coal liquefaction process streams characterization and evaluation  

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CONSOL R D is conducting a three-year program to characterize process and product streams from direct coal liquefaction process development projects. The program objectives are two-fold: (1) to obtain and provide appropriate samples of coal liquids for the evaluation of analytical methodology, and (2) to support ongoing DOE-sponsored coal liquefaction process development efforts. The two broad objectives have considerable overlap and together serve to provide a bridge between process development and analytical chemistry.

Robbins, G.A.; Brandes, S.D.; Winschel, R.A.; Burke, F.P.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Electrical Usage Characterization of Semiconductor Processing Tools  

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ELECTRICAL USAGE CHARACTERIZATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING TOOLS Scott R. Hinson Associate Engineer Radian Electronic Systems 15705 Long Vista Drive Austin, TX 78751 Abstract This paper presents the basic concepts in performing... be completed using as much detail as possible. The most often cited reason for aUditing process tools is the large discrepancy between the facilities requirements listed on the tool nameplate and the actual measured usage. I have measured systems...

Hinson, S. R.

411

Thoughts on Prospects for New Characterization Tools  

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One of the key challenges for many imaging characterization methods is in preparing samples. For instance, TEM sample preparation for complex structures or soft materials is currently time consuming and expensive. Improving the throughput and decreasing the cost of key technologies such as focused ion beam (FIB) and cryo-ultramicrotoming sample preparation would aid in accelerating nanoscale research in soft materials, complex structures and at the intersection of biology and nanotechnology.

Gaspar, Dan; Baer, Donald R.

2007-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

412

Characterization of Black Carbon Mixing State  

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This measurement characterizes the types of BC emissions that result in near­surface BC­ containing particles in a region that is dominated by biomass and open pit/stove cooking. Specifically, examine three primary BC emission sources: (i) urban setting (e.g., fossil fuel emissions); and (ii) biomass burning. Source (i) are captured at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore. Biomass emissions (ii) contains a series of 1­2 day measurement excursions to the rural area surrounding Bangalore.

Sedlacek, Arthur; S, Satheesh; Springston, Stephen

413

Experimental superplastic characterization of advanced aluminum alloys  

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of America Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. R. E. Goforth An investigation into the experimental superplastic characterization of advanced aluminum alloys consisted of the design and assembly of an experimental test facility for measuring the effects.... The experimental test apparatus designed and constructed is shown in Figure 2, with four major components assembled together to form the SPF testing system. The four components are the Instron 1137 Universal testing machine, Instron 3117 furnace and Instron...

Kopp, Christopher Carl

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

414

Synthesis and structural characterization of CZTS nanoparticles  

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The CZTS nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by Chemical co-precipitation method with different pH values in the range of 6 to 8. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. XRD studies revealed that the CZTS nanoparticles exhibited Kesterite Structure with preferential orientation along the (112) direction. Sample at pH value of 7 reached the nearly stoichiometric ratio.

Lydia, R.; Reddy, P. Sreedhara [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517502 (India)

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

415

Expedited site characterization. Innovative technology summary report  

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Expedited Site Characterization (ESC) has been developed, demonstrated, and deployed as a new time-saving, cost-effective approach for hazardous waste site investigations. ESC is an alternative approach that effectively shortens the length of the assessment period and may significantly reduce costs at many sites. It is not a specific technology or system but is a methodology for most effectively conducting a site characterization. The principal elements of ESC are: a field investigation conducted by an integrated team of experienced professionals working in the field at the same time, analysis, integration and initial validation of the characterization data as they are obtained in the field, and a dynamic work plan that enables the team to take advantage of new insights from recent data to adjust the work plan in the field. This report covers demonstrations that took place between 1989 and 1996. This paper gives a description of the technology and discusses its performance, applications, cost, regulatory and policy issues, and lessons learned.

NONE

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Site Characterization Progress Report No.20  

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This is the 20th progress report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy. This report provides a summary-level discussion of Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project progress. Accomplishments this period are presented in a format that identifies important progress achieved and conveys how that progress supports the near-term objectives in the U.S. Department of Energy's schedule. Greater detail is documented in the cited references and in deliverables listed in Appendix A to this report. Readers may request specific U.S. Department of Energy-approved program documents that are listed in Section 7, References, and Appendix A by contacting the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Information Line at 1-800-225-6972. This document provides a discussion of recently completed and ongoing activities conducted by the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project during the six-month reporting period from October 1, 1998, through March 31, 1999. Some information presented herein is by necessity preliminary, because some deliverables and reports that support the discussions have not been finalized. Projected future deliverables and reports are listed in Appendix B and are noted in the text as works in progress. Appendix C lists the status of milestone reports referenced in previous progress reports. A glossary of Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project-specific terms used in this report is given in Appendix D.

DOE

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Synthesis and characterization of P-doped amorphous and nanocrystallin...  

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characterization of P-doped amorphous and nanocrystalline Si. Synthesis and characterization of P-doped amorphous and nanocrystalline Si. Abstract: P-doped amorphous Si (a-Si) was...

418

Characterization of double walled carbon nanotubes-polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposites  

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One of the main objectives of this thesis is to disperse double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNT) in a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) matrix, and to characterize the resulting composite using electrical, thermal, and mechanical characterization...

Almasri, Atheer Mohammad

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

419

Experimental Analysis of Two Measurement Techniques to Characterize Photodiode Linearity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Experimental Analysis of Two Measurement Techniques to Characterize Photodiode Linearity Anand anand@ece.ucsb.edu Abstract--As photodiodes become more linear, accurately characterizing, the limitations of the measurement system in determining the distortion of highly linear photodiodes. I

Coldren, Larry A.

420

Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization Adnan H. Nayfeh by the intrinsic thermoelectric anisotropy and inhomogeneity of the material to be inspected. This article presents for non- destructive evaluation NDE and materials characterization. Most existing thermoelectric NDE

Nagy, Peter B.

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421

Final Hanford Site Transuranic (TRU) Waste Characterization QA Project Plan  

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The Transuranic Waste Characterization Quality Assurance Program Plan required each US Department of Energy (DOE) site that characterizes transuranic waste to be sent the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan that addresses applicable requirements specified in the QAPP.

GREAGER, T.M.

1999-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

422

Ethylene Feedstock Characterization by Microscale Pyrolysis/Gas Chromatography  

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......January 1978 research-article Articles Ethylene Feedstock Characterization by Microscale...for evaluating naphtha feedstocks for ethylene production and for predicting yields...chromatography and commercial crackers ethylene yields. Ethylene Feedstock Characterization......

M. Greco

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Synthesis and Characterization of Bulk Vitreous Cadmium Germanium...  

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Bulk Vitreous Cadmium Germanium Arsenide. Synthesis and Characterization of Bulk Vitreous Cadmium Germanium Arsenide. Abstract: Abstract Cadmium-germanium-diarsenide...

424

Recovery and Characterization of ?-Zein from Corn Fermentation Coproducts  

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Recovery and Characterization of ?-Zein from Corn Fermentation Coproducts ... Commercial DDGS was obtained from Lincolnway Energy, Ames, IA. ...

Ilankovan Paraman; Buddhi P. Lamsal

2011-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

425

Implementation Plan for the Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory (IMCL)  

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This document contains details regarding the planned implementation of the Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory at the INL.

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2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Results of Detailed Hydrologic Characterization Tests - Fiscal Year 2003  

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This report presents results obtained from detailed hydrologic characterization of the unconfined aquifer system conducted at the Hanford Site.

Spane, Frank A.; Newcomer, Darrell R.

2004-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

427

Characterization of Lithium Stearate: Processing Aid for Filled Elastomers  

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This topical report presents work completed to characterize lithium stearate so a replacement supplier could be identified. Lithium stearate from Alfa Aesar and Chemtura was obtained and characterized along with the current material from Witco. Multiple methods were used to characterize the materials including Karl Fischer, FT-IR, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis.

E. Eastwood; C. Densmore

2007-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

428

Ris-PhD-Report Production, Characterization and Stability of  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

429

A polynomial characterization of hypergraphs using the Ihara zeta function  

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The aim of this paper is to seek a compact characterization of irregular unweighted hypergraphs for the purposes of clustering. To this end, we develop a polynomial characterization for hypergraphs based on the Ihara zeta function. We investigate the ... Keywords: Hypergraph characterization, Ihara coefficients, Spectral analysis

Peng Ren; Tatjana Aleksi?; Richard C. Wilson; Edwin R. Hancock

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Development of a Hydrologic Characterization Technology for Fault Zones Final Report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hydrologic Characterization Technology of Fault Zones, Phaseof Characterization Technology for Fault Zones, LBNL-1635E,Characterization on Technology of Fault Zones – Phase II

Karasaki, Kenzi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical Forest Soil  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes inCharacterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes inCharacterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in

DeAngelis, Kristen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in  

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Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water More Documents & Publications Application of Environmental Isotopes to the Evaluation of the Origin of Contamination in a Desert Arroyo: Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Water Chemistry in Evaluating the Origin of Contamination in Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico Natural Contamination from the Mancos Shale

433

Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in  

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Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water More Documents & Publications Natural Contamination from the Mancos Shale Application of Environmental Isotopes to the Evaluation of the Origin of Contamination in a Desert Arroyo: Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Water Chemistry in Evaluating the Origin of Contamination in Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico

434

Three dimensional characterization and archiving system  

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This system (3D-ICAS) is being developed as a remote system to perform rapid in situ analysis of hazardous organics and radionuclide contamination on structural materials. It is in the final phase of a 3-phase program to support Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) operations. Accurate physical characterization of surfaces and radioactive and organic contamination is a critical D&D task. Surface characterization includes identification of dangerous inorganic materials such as asbestos and transite. 3D-ICAS robotically conveys a multisensor probe near the surfaces to be inspected, using coherent laser radar tracking, which also provides 3D facility maps. High-speed automated organic analysis is provided by means of gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer sensor which can process a sample without contact in one minute. Volatile organics are extracted directly from contaminated surfaces without sample removal; multiple stage focusing is used for high time resolution. Additional discrimination is obtained through a final stage time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The radionuclide sensors combines {alpha}, {beta}, and {gamma} counting with energy discrimination of the {alpha} channel; this quantifies isotopes of U, Pu, Th, Tc, Np, and Am in one minute. The Molecular Vibrational Spectrometry sensor is used to characterize substrate material such as concrete, transite, wood, or asbestos; this can be used to provide estimates of the depth of contamination. The 3D-ICAS will be available for real-time monitoring immediately after each 1 to 2 minute sample period. After surface mapping, 3-D displays will be provided showing contours of detected contaminant concentrations. Permanent measurement and contaminant level archiving will be provided, assuring data integrity and allowing regulatory review before and after D&D operations.

Clark, R.; Gallman, P.; Gaudreault, J.; Mosehauer, R.; Slotwinski, A.; Jarvis, G.; Griffiths, P.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

435

Vapor characterization of Tank 241-C-103  

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The Westinghouse Hanford Company Tank Vapor Issue Resolution Program has developed, in cooperation with Northwest Instrument Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory, the equipment and expertise to characterize gases and vapors in the high-level radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford Site in south central Washington State. This capability has been demonstrated by the characterization of the tank 241-C-103 headspace. This tank headspace is the first, and for many reasons is expected to be the most problematic, that will be characterized (Osborne 1992). Results from the most recent and comprehensive sampling event, sample job 7B, are presented for the purpose of providing scientific bases for resolution of vapor issues associated with tank 241-C-103. This report is based on the work of Clauss et al. 1994, Jenkins et al. 1994, Ligotke et al. 1994, Mahon et al. 1994, and Rasmussen and Einfeld 1994. No attempt has been made in this report to evaluate the implications of the data presented, such as the potential impact of headspace gases and vapors to tank farm workers health. That and other issues will be addressed elsewhere. Key to the resolution of worker health issues is the quantitation of compounds of toxicological concern. The Toxicology Review Panel, a panel of Pacific Northwest Laboratory experts in various areas, of toxicology, has chosen 19 previously identified compounds as being of potential toxicological concern. During sample job 7B, the sampling and analytical methodology was validated for this preliminary list of compounds of toxicological concern. Validation was performed according to guidance provided by the Tank Vapor Conference Committee, a group of analytical chemists from academic institutions and national laboratories assembled and commissioned by the Tank Vapor Issue Resolution Program.

Huckaby, J.L. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Story, M.S. [Northwest Instrument Systems, Inc. Richland, WA (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Geologic flow characterization using tracer techniques  

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A new tracer flow-test system has been developed for in situ characterization of geologic formations. This report describes two sets of test equipment: one portable and one for testing in deep formations. Equations are derived for in situ detector calibration, raw data reduction, and flow logging. Data analysis techniques are presented for computing porosity and permeability in unconfined isotropic media, and porosity, permeability and fracture characteristics in media with confined or unconfined two-dimensional flow. The effects of tracer pulse spreading due to divergence, dispersion, and porous formations are also included.

Klett, R. D.; Tyner, C. E.; Hertel, Jr., E. S.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Production and characterization of biodiesel from algae  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The feasibility of biodiesel production from microalgae as third generation biodiesel feedstock was studied in the present investigation. The studies were conducted to evaluate the growth patterns of the algae species i.e. Spirulina, Chlorella and pond water algae. The oil was extracted from the algae biomass and then transesterified. Simultaneous extraction and transesterification were also studied using different solvents. Maximum biodiesel yield was obtained using simultaneous extraction and transesterification using hexane as a solvent. The systematic characterization of algae biomass, algae oil and algae biodiesel was carried out to establish the potential of microalgae for biodiesel production.

Piyushi Nautiyal; K.A. Subramanian; M.G. Dastidar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Tools for characterizing biomembranes : final LDRD report.  

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A suite of experimental nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy tools were developed to investigate lipid structure and dynamics in model membrane systems. By utilizing both multinuclear and multidimensional NMR experiments a range of different intra- and inter-molecular contacts were probed within the membranes. Examples on pure single component lipid membranes and on the canonical raft forming mixture of DOPC/SM/Chol are presented. A unique gel phase pretransition in SM was also identified and characterized using these NMR techniques. In addition molecular dynamics into the hydrogen bonding network unique to sphingomyelin containing membranes were evaluated as a function of temperature, and are discussed.

Alam, Todd Michael; Stevens, Mark; Holland, Gregory P.; McIntyre, Sarah K.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Apparatus for characterizing conductivity of superconducting materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and method for noncontact, radio-frequency shielding current characterization of materials. Self- or mutual inductance changes in one or more inductive elements, respectively, occur when materials capable of supporting shielding currents are placed in proximity thereto, or undergo change in resistivity while in place. Such changes can be observed by incorporating the inductor(s) in a resonant circuit and determining the frequency of oscillation or by measuring the voltage induced on a coupled inductive element. The present invention is useful for determining the critical temperature and superconducting transition width for superconducting samples. 10 figures.

Doss, J.D.

1993-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

440

Physical sampling for site and waste characterization  

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Physical sampling plays a basic role in site and waste characterization program effort. The term ``physical sampling`` used here means collecting tangible, physical samples of soil, water, air, waste streams, or other materials. The industry defines the term ``physical sampling`` broadly to include measurements of physical conditions such as temperature, wind conditions, and pH which are also often taken in a sample collection effort. Most environmental compliance actions are supported by the results of taking, recording, and analyzing physical samples and the measuring of physical conditions taken in association with sample collecting.

Bonnough, T.L.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Mechanical Characterization of Rigid Polyurethane Foams.  

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Foam materials are used to protect sensitive components from impact loading. In order to predict and simulate the foam performance under various loading conditions, a validated foam model is needed and the mechanical properties of foams need to be characterized. Uniaxial compression and tension tests were conducted for different densities of foams under various temperatures and loading rates. Crush stress, tensile strength, and elastic modulus were obtained. A newly developed confined compression experiment provided data for investigating the foam flow direction. A biaxial tension experiment was also developed to explore the damage surface of a rigid polyurethane foam.

Lu, Wei-Yang

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Characterization of the Weatherization Assistance Program network  

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The Characterization of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Network was designed to describe the national network of State and local agencies that provide WAP services to qualifying low-income households. The objective of this study was to profile the current WAP network. To achieve the objective, two national surveys were conducted: one survey collected data from 49 State WAP agencies (including the coterminous 48 States and the District of Columbia), and the second survey collected data from 920 (or 81 percent) of the local WAP agencies.

Mihlmester, P.E.; Koehler, W.C. Jr.; Beyer, M.A. (Aspen Systems Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Applied Management Sciences Div.); Brown, M.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Beschen, D.A. Jr. (Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Weatherization Assistance Programs)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Plan  

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The purpose of this document is to describe the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) and establish an approved YMP baseline against which overall YMP progress and management effectiveness shall be measured. For the sake of brevity, this document will be referred to as the Project Plan throughout this document. This Project Plan only addresses activities up to the submittal of the repository license application (LA) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). A new Project Plan will be submitted to establish the technical, cost, and schedule baselines for the final design and construction phase of development extending through the start of repository operations, assuming that the site is determined to be suitable.

Gertz, C.P.; Bartlett, J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

PUNCTURE TEST CHARACTERIZATION OF GLOVEBOX GLOVES  

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An experiment was conducted to determine the puncture resistance of 15 gloves that are used or proposed for use in the Tritium Facility at Savannah River Site (SRS). These data will serve as a baseline for characterization and may be incorporated into the glove procurement specification. The testing was conducted in agreement with ASTM D120 and all of the gloves met or exceeded the minimum requirements. Butyl gloves exhibited puncture resistance nearly 2.5 times the minimum requirements at SRS while Polyurethane was nearly 7.5x the minimum.

Korinko, P.; Chapman, G.

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

445

Method Of Characterizing An Electrode Binder  

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In a method of characterizing a polymer binder for cell electrodes in contact with an electrolyte and including a current collector and a paste containing an electrochemically active material and said binder, a spreading coefficient of the binder on the active material is calculated from the measured angle of contact between standard liquids and the active material and the binder, respectively. An interaction energy of the binder with the electrolyte is calculated from the measured angle of contact between the electrolyte and the binder. The binder is selected such that the spreading coefficient is less than zero and the interaction energy is at least 60 mJ/m.sup.2.

Cocciantelli, Jean-Michel (Bordeaux, FR); Coco, Isabelle (Talence, FR); Villenave, Jean-Jacques (Talence, FR)

1999-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

446

Production, Characterization, and Acceleration of Optical Microbunches  

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Optical microbunches with a spacing of 800 nm have been produced for laser acceleration research. The microbunches are produced using a inverse Free-Electron-Laser (IFEL) followed by a dispersive chicane. The microbunched electron beam is characterized by coherent optical transition radiation (COTR) with good agreement to the analytic theory for bunch formation. In a second experiment the bunches are accelerated in a second stage to achieve for the first time direct net acceleration of electrons traveling in a vacuum with visible light. This dissertation presents the theory of microbunch formation and characterization of the microbunches. It also presents the design of the experimental hardware from magnetostatic and particle tracking simulations, to fabrication and measurement of the undulator and chicane magnets. Finally, the dissertation discusses three experiments aimed at demonstrating the IFEL interaction, microbunch production, and the net acceleration of the microbunched beam. At the close of the dissertation, a separate but related research effort on the tight focusing of electrons for coupling into optical scale, Photonic Bandgap, structures is presented. This includes the design and fabrication of a strong focusing permanent magnet quadrupole triplet and an outline of an initial experiment using the triplet to observe wakefields generated by an electron beam passing through an optical scale accelerator.

Sears, Christopher M.S.; /Stanford U. /SLAC

2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

447

Beam characterization at the Neutron Radiography Reactor  

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The quality of a neutron-imaging beam directly impacts the quality of radiographic images produced using that beam. Fully characterizing a neutron beam, including determination of the beam's effective length-to-diameter ratio, neutron flux profile, energy spectrum, potential image quality, and beam divergence, is vital for producing quality radiographic images. This paper provides a characterization of the east neutron imaging beamline at the Idaho National Laboratory Neutron Radiography Reactor (NRAD). The experiments which measured the beam's effective length-to-diameter ratio and potential image quality are based on American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. An analysis of the image produced by a calibrated phantom measured the beam divergence. The energy spectrum measurements consist of a series of foil irradiations using a selection of activation foils, compared to the results produced by a Monte Carlo n-Particle (MCNP) model of the beamline. The NRAD has an effective collimation ratio greater than 125, a beam divergence of 0.3 +_ 0.1 degrees, and a gold foil cadmium ratio of 2.7. The flux profile has been quantified and the facility is an ASTM Category 1 radiographic facility. Based on bare and cadmium covered foil activation results, the neutron energy spectrum used in the current MCNP model of the radiography beamline over-samples the thermal region of the neutron energy spectrum.

Sarah W. Morgan; Jeffrey C. King; Chad L. Pope

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Second ILAW Site Borehole Characterization Plan  

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The US Department of Energy's Hanford Site has the most diverse and largest amounts of radioactive tank waste in the US. High-level radioactive waste has been stored at Hanford since 1944. Approximately 209,000 m{sup 3} (54 Mgal) of waste are currently stored in 177 tanks. Vitrification and onsite disposal of low-activity tank waste (LAW) are embodied in the strategy described in the Tri-Party Agreement. The tank waste is to be retrieved, separated into low- and high-level fractions, and then immobilized. The low-activity vitrified waste will be disposed of in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. This report is a plan to drill and characterize the second borehole for the Performance Assessment. The first characterization borehole was drilled in 1998. The plan describes data collection activities for determining physical and chemical properties of the vadose zone and saturated zone on the northeast side of the proposed disposal site. These data will then be used in the 2005 Performance Assessment.

SP Reidel

2000-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

449

Uncertainty and sampling issues in tank characterization  

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A defensible characterization strategy must recognize that uncertainties are inherent in any measurement or estimate of interest and must employ statistical methods for quantifying and managing those uncertainties. Estimates of risk and therefore key decisions must incorporate knowledge about uncertainty. This report focuses statistical methods that should be employed to ensure confident decision making and appropriate management of uncertainty. Sampling is a major source of uncertainty that deserves special consideration in the tank characterization strategy. The question of whether sampling will ever provide the reliable information needed to resolve safety issues is explored. The issue of sample representativeness must be resolved before sample information is reliable. Representativeness is a relative term but can be defined in terms of bias and precision. Currently, precision can be quantified and managed through an effective sampling and statistical analysis program. Quantifying bias is more difficult and is not being addressed under the current sampling strategies. Bias could be bounded by (1) employing new sampling methods that can obtain samples from other areas in the tanks, (2) putting in new risers on some worst case tanks and comparing the results from existing risers with new risers, or (3) sampling tanks through risers under which no disturbance or activity has previously occurred. With some bound on bias and estimates of precision, various sampling strategies could be determined and shown to be either cost-effective or infeasible.

Liebetrau, A.M.; Pulsipher, B.A.; Kashporenko, D.M. [and others

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids is disclosed. The present invention includes the use of two closely spaced transducers, or one transducer and a closely spaced reflector plate, to form an interferometer suitable for ultrasonic characterization of droplet-size and smaller samples without the need for a container. The droplet is held between the interferometer elements, whose distance apart may be adjusted, by surface tension. The surfaces of the interferometer elements may be readily cleansed by a stream of solvent followed by purified air when it is desired to change samples. A single drop of liquid is sufficient for high-quality measurement. Examples of samples which may be investigated using the apparatus and method of the present invention include biological specimens (tear drops; blood and other body fluid samples; samples from tumors, tissues, and organs; secretions from tissues and organs; snake and bee venom, etc.) for diagnostic evaluation, samples in forensic investigations, and detection of drugs in small quantities. 5 figs.

Sinha, D.N.

1998-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

451

A topological approach to materials characterization  

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This paper reports that a principal aim of materials science is the correlation of microstructure with properties. An example of such a relationship is the dependence of yield strength on the pinning of dislocations. The theories which describe these processes are well established and generally successful for secondary phases which exist as discrete particles. In engineering materials, second phases do not necessarily exist as discrete particles, but they can also form a sponge-like interconnected (percolated) structures. Some suggestions on the quantification of these interconnected microstructures were made by Camus et al. Extending the theories of structure/property relationships to these materials requires a method of characterization which is the equivalent of counting the number of particles for unconnected structures. In topological characterization, two structures are considered identical if they can be transformed into one another without requiring any cuts. The coffee mug and doughnut are therefore topologically identical since they both have only one hole or handle. Moving a dislocation through a connected microstructure, such as a sponge, will require cutting through the handles of the structure, and therefore the handle density of a percolated structure is the analogue of the particle density for separate particles.

Cerezo, A.; Hetherington, M.G.; Hyde, J.M. (Dept. of Materials, Univ. of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (GB)); Miller, M.K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Metals and Ceramics Div.)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

A characterization of the nonresidential fenestration market  

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The purpose of this report is to characterize the nonresidential fenestration market in order to better understand market barriers to, and opportunities for, energy-efficient fenestration products. In particular, the goal is to: (1) Better understand how glazing products flow between industry groups. (2) Identify major decision makers directing the product flow. (3) Understand industry trends for certain technologies or products. (4) Characterize the role of energy codes and standards in influencing industry trends. (5) Assess the impact of product testing and certification programs on the industry. The U.S. glass industry is a $27 billion enterprise with both large producers and small firms playing pivotal roles in the industry. While most sectors of the glass industry have restructured and consolidated in the past 20 years, the industry still employs 150,000 workers. Nonresidential glazing accounts for approximately 18% of overall U.S. glass production. In 1999, nonresidential glazing was supplied to approximately 2.2 billion ft{sup 2} of new construction and additions. That same year, nonresidential glazing was also supplied to approximately 1.1 billion ft{sup 2} of remodeling construction. With an industry this large and complex, it is to be expected that many market participants can influence fenestration selection. If market barriers to the selection of high performance fenestration products are better understood, then the U. S. Department of Energy (USDOE), the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), and others can develop programs and policies that promote greater energy efficiency in commercial glazing products.

Shehabi, Arman; Eley, Charles; Arasteh, Dariush; Degens, Phil

2002-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

453

Thermomechanical characterization of a membrane deformable mirror  

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A membrane deformable mirror has been investigated for its potential use in high-energy laser systems. Experiments were performed in which the deformable mirror was heated with a 1 kW incandescent lamp and the thermal profile, the wavefront aberrations, and the mechanical displacement of the membrane were measured. A finite element model was also developed. The wavefront characterization experiments showed that the wavefront degraded with heating. Above a temperature of 35 deg. C, the wavefront characterization experiments indicated a dramatic increase in the high-order wavefront modes before the optical beam became immeasurable in the sensors. The mechanical displacement data of the membrane mirror showed that during heating, the membrane initially deflected towards the heat source and then deflected away from the heat source. Finite element analysis (FEA) predicted a similar displacement behavior as shown by the mechanical displacement data but over a shorter time scale and a larger magnitude. The mechanical displacement data also showed that the magnitude of membrane displacement increased with the experiments that involved higher temperatures. Above a temperature of 35 deg. C, the displacement data showed that random deflections as a function of time developed and that the magnitude of these deflections increased with increased temperature. We concluded that convection, not captured in the FEA, likely played a dominant role in mirror deformation at temperatures above 35 deg. C.

Morse, Kathleen A.; McHugh, Stuart L.; Fixler, Jeff

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

454

DYNAMIC MECHANICAL ANALYSIS CHARACTERIZATION OF GLOVEBOX GLOVES  

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As part of the characterization of various glovebox glove material from four vendors, the permeability of gas through each type as a function of temperature was determined and a discontinuity in the permeability with temperature was revealed. A series of tests to determine the viscoelastic properties of the glove materials as a function of temperature using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) was initiated. The glass transition temperature and the elastic and viscoelastic properties as a function of temperature up to maximum use temperature were determined for each glove material. The glass transition temperatures of the gloves were -60 C for butyl, -30 C for polyurethane, -16 C Hypalon{reg_sign}, - 16 C for Viton{reg_sign}, and -24 C for polyurethane-Hypalon{reg_sign}. The glass transition was too complex for the butyl-Hypalon{reg_sign} and butyl-Viton{reg_sign} composite gloves to be characterized by a single glass transition temperature. All of the glass transition temperatures exceed the vendor projected use temperatures.

Korinko, P.

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

455

Beam Characterization at the Neutron Radiography Facility  

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The quality of a neutron imaging beam directly impacts the quality of radiographic images produced using that beam. Fully characterizing a neutron beam, including determination of the beam’s effective length-to-diameter ratio, neutron flux profile, energy spectrum, image quality, and beam divergence, is vital for producing quality radiographic images. This project characterized the east neutron imaging beamline at the Idaho National Laboratory Neutron Radiography Reactor (NRAD). The experiments which measured the beam’s effective length-to-diameter ratio and image quality are based on American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. An analysis of the image produced by a calibrated phantom measured the beam divergence. The energy spectrum measurements consist of a series of foil irradiations using a selection of activation foils, compared to the results produced by a Monte Carlo n-Particle (MCNP) model of the beamline. Improvement of the existing NRAD MCNP beamline model includes validation of the model’s energy spectrum and the development of enhanced image simulation methods. The image simulation methods predict the radiographic image of an object based on the foil reaction rate data obtained by placing a model of the object in front of the image plane in an MCNP beamline model.

Sarah Morgan; Jeffrey King

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Fabrication and characterization of MCC (Materials Characterization Center) approved testing material: ATM-10 glass  

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The Materials Characterization Center ATM-10 glass represents a reference commercial high-level waste form similar to that which will be produced by the West Valley Nuclear Service Co. Inc., West Valley, New York. The target composition and acceptable range of composition were defined by the sponsor, West Valley Nuclear Service. The ATM-10 glass was produced in accordance with the Pacific Northwest Laboratory QA Manual for License-Related Programs, MCC technical procedures, and MCC QA Plan that were in effect during the course of the work. The method and procedure to be used in the fabrication and characterization of the ATM-10 glass were specified in two run plans for glass preparation and a characterization plan. All of the ATM-10 glass was produced in the form of bars 1.9 /times/ 1.9 /times/ 10 cm nominal size, and 93 g nominal mass. A total of 15 bars of ATM-10 glass weighing 1394 g was produced. The production bars were characterized to determine the mean composition, oxidation state, and microstructure of the ATM-10 product. Table A summarizes the characterization results. The ATM-10 glass meets all specifications. The elemental composition and oxidation state of the glass are within the specifications of the client. Visually, the ATM-10 glass bars appear uniformly glassy and generally without exterior features. Microscopic examination revealed low (less than 2 wt %) concentractions of 3-..mu..m iron-chrome (suspected spinel) crystals and /approximately/0.5-..mu..m ruthenium inclusions scattered randomly throughout the glassy matrix. Closed porosity, with pores ranging in diameter from 5 to 250 ..mu..m, was observed in all samples. 4 refs., 10 figs., 21 tabs.

Maupin, G.D.; Bowen, W.M.; Daniel, J.L.

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

NMR CHARACTERIZATIONS OF PROPERTIES OF HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA  

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A critical and long-standing need within the petroleum industry is the specification of suitable petrophysical properties for mathematical simulation of fluid flow in petroleum reservoirs (i.e., reservoir characterization). The development of accurate reservoir characterizations is extremely challenging. Property variations may be described on many scales, and the information available from measurements reflect different scales. In fact, experiments on laboratory core samples, well-log data, well-test data, and reservoir-production data all represent information potentially valuable to reservoir characterization, yet they all reflect information about spatial variations of properties at different scales. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging (MRI) provide enormous potential for developing new descriptions and understandings of heterogeneous media. NMR has the rare capability to probe permeable media non-invasively, with spatial resolution, and it provides unique information about molecular motions and interactions that are sensitive to morphology. NMR well-logging provides the best opportunity ever to resolve permeability distributions within petroleum reservoirs. We develop MRI methods to determine, for the first time, spatially resolved distributions of porosity and permeability within permeable media samples that approach the intrinsic scale: the finest resolution of these macroscopic properties possible. To our knowledge, this is the first time that the permeability is actually resolved at a scale smaller than the sample. In order to do this, we have developed a robust method to determine of relaxation distributions from NMR experiments and a novel implementation and analysis of MRI experiments to determine the amount of fluid corresponding to imaging regions, which are in turn used to determine porosity and saturation distributions. We have developed a novel MRI experiment to determine velocity distributions within flowing experiments, and developed methodology using that data to determine spatially resolved permeability distributions. We investigate the use of intrinsic properties for developing improved correlations for predicting permeability from NMR well-logging data and for obtaining more accurate estimates of multiphase flow properties--the relative permeability and capillary pressure--from displacement experiments. We demonstrate the use of MRI measurements of saturation and relaxation for prediction wetting-phase relative permeability for unstable experiments. Finally, we developed an improved method for determining surface relaxivity with NMR experiments, which can provide better descriptions of permeable media microstructures and improved correlations for permeability predictions.

C.T. Philip Chang; Changho Choi; Jeromy T. Hollenshead; Rudi Michalak; Jack Phan; Ramon Saavedra; John C. Slattery; Jinsoo Uh; Randi Valestrand; A. Ted Watson; Song Xue

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

EEG's Preliminary Comments on Basis of Characterization  

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12-03 07,58 FROM,LM TECHNOLOGIES INC 12-03 07,58 FROM,LM TECHNOLOGIES INC ID,5052343008 PAGE ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION GROUP , OPPORTUNrTY ( ~ nve ACTION 8'.1PlOYER 1007 WYOMING BOULEVARD, N.E. SUITE F-2 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO 87100 (505) 828-1003 FAX (~) 826.1062 ~.:":o September 17, 1999 Dr -Ines Triay. Manager Carlsbad Area Office U-S. Department of Energy P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad. NM 88221-3090 -,' '0,-. - Dear Dr. Triay: EEG's preliminary comments on the Fundamental Bases of the Characterizaf;on ReCfl.tirement... for Disposal of Transuran;c Waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Findings and Recommendations of the TranS1lranic U'aste Characterization :rask FQrce Final Report (August 9, 1999) are attached. Our comments are not a critique of the two reports but are limited to those recommendations

459

Surface Characterization and Functionalization of Carbon Nanofibers  

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Carbon nanofibers are high-aspect ratio graphitic materials that have been investigated for numerous applications due to their unique physical properties such as high strength, low density, metallic conductivity, tunable morphology, chemical and environmental stability, as well as compatibility with organochemical modification. Surface studies are extremely important for nanomaterials because not only is the surface structurally and chemically quite different from the bulk, but its properties tend to dominate at the nanoscale due to the drastically increased surface-to-volume ratio. This review surveys recent developments in surface analysis techniques used to characterize the surface structure and chemistry of carbon nanofibers and related carbon materials. These techniques include scanning probe microscopy, infrared and electron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, ion spectrometry, temperature programmed desorption and atom probe analysis. In addition, this article evaluates the methods used to modify the surface of carbon nanofibers in order to enhance their functionality to perform across an exceedingly diverse application space.

Klein, Kate L [ORNL; Melechko, Anatoli Vasilievich [ORNL; McKnight, Timothy E [ORNL; Retterer, Scott T [ORNL; Rack, Philip D [ORNL; Fowlkes, Jason Davidson [ORNL; Joy, David Charles [ORNL; Simpson, Michael L [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Characterization plan for Hanford spent nuclear fuel  

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Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) at the Hanford Site Plutonium-Uranium Extraction Plant (PUREX) was terminated in 1972. Since that time a significant quantity of N Reactor and Single-Pass Reactor SNF has been stored in the 100 Area K-East (KE) and K-West (KW) reactor basins. Approximately 80% of all US Department of Energy (DOE)-owned SNF resides at Hanford, the largest portion of which is in the water-filled KE and KW reactor basins. The basins were not designed for long-term storage of the SNF and it has become a priority to move the SNF to a more suitable location. As part of the project plan, SNF inventories will be chemically and physically characterized to provide information that will be used to resolve safety and technical issues for development of an environmentally benign and efficient extended interim storage and final disposition strategy for this defense production-reactor SNF.

Abrefah, J.; Thornton, T.A.; Thomas, L.E.; Berting, F.M.; Marschman, S.C.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Hybrid photonic entanglement: Realization, characterization and applications  

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We show that the quantum disentanglement eraser implemented on a two-photon system from parametric down-conversion is a general method to create hybrid photonic entanglement, namely the entanglement between different degrees of freedom of the photon pair. To demonstrate this, we generate and characterize a source with tunable degree of hybrid entanglement between two qubits, one encoded in the transverse momentum and position of a photon, and the other in the polarization of its partner. In addition, we show that a simple extension of our setup enables the generation of two-photon qubit-qudit hybrid entangled states. Finally, we discuss the advantages that this type of entanglement can bring for an optical quantum network.

Leonardo Neves; Gustavo Lima; Aldo Delgado; Carlos Saavedra

2009-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

462

Autonomous Robot System for Sensor Characterization  

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This paper discusses an innovative application of new Markov localization techniques that combat the problem of odometry drift, allowing a novel control architecture developed at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to be utilized within a sensor characterization facility developed at the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) in Nevada. The new robotic capability provided by the INEEL will allow RSL to test and evaluate a wide variety of sensors including radiation detection systems, machine vision systems, and sensors that can detect and track heat sources (e.g. human bodies, machines, chemical plumes). By accurately moving a target at varying speeds along designated paths, the robotic solution allows the detection abilities of a wide variety of sensors to be recorded and analyzed.

David Bruemmer; Douglas Few; Frank Carney; Miles Walton; Heather Hunting; Ron Lujan

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Chromosome characterization using single fluorescent dye  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Chromosomes are characterized by fluorescent emissions from a single fluorescent dye that is excited over two different wavelengths. A mixture containing chromosomes is stained with a single dye selected from the group consisting of TOTO and YOYO and the stained chromosomes are placed in a flow cytometer. The fluorescent dye is excited sequentially by a first light having a wavelength in the ultraviolet range to excite the TOTO or YOYO to fluoresce at a first intensity and by a second light having a wavelength effective to excite the TOTO or YOYO dye to fluoresce at a second intensity. Specific chromosomes may be identified and sorted by intensity relationships between the first and second fluorescence emissions.

Crissman, Harry A. (Los Alamos, NM); Hirons, Gregory T. (Irvine, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Characterization of thermally degraded energetic materials  

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Characterization of the damage state of a thermally degraded energetic material (EM) is a critical first step in understanding and predicting cookoff behavior. Unfortunately, the chemical and mechanical responses of heated EMs are closely coupled, especially if the EM is confined. The authors have examined several EMs in small-scale experiments (typically 200 mg) heated in both constant-volume and constant-load configurations. Fixtures were designed to minimize free volume and to contain gas pressures to several thousand psi. The authors measured mechanical forces or displacements that correlated to thermal expansion, phase transitions, material creep and gas pressurization as functions of temperature and soak time. In addition to these real-time measurements, samples were recovered for postmortem examination, usually with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and chemical analysis. The authors present results on EMs (HMX and TATB), with binders (e.g., PBX 9501, PBX 9502, LX-14) and propellants (Al/AP/HTPB).

Renlund, A.M.; Miller, J.C.; Trott, W.M.; Erickson, K.L.; Hobbs, M.L.; Schmitt, R.G.; Wellman, G.W.; Baer, M.R.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

465

Unique topological characterization of braided magnetic fields  

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We introduce a topological flux function to quantify the topology of magnetic braids: non-zero, line-tied magnetic fields whose field lines all connect between two boundaries. This scalar function is an ideal invariant defined on a cross-section of the magnetic field, and measures the average poloidal magnetic flux around any given field line, or the average pairwise crossing number between a given field line and all others. Moreover, its integral over the cross-section yields the relative magnetic helicity. Using the fact that the flux function is also an action in the Hamiltonian formulation of the field line equations, we prove that it uniquely characterizes the field line mapping and hence the magnetic topology.

Yeates, A. R. [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Hornig, G. [Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN (United Kingdom)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

466

SALTSTONE MATRIX CHARACTERIZATION AND STADIUM SIMULATION RESULTS  

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SIMCO Technologies, Inc. was contracted to evaluate the durability of the saltstone matrix material and to measure saltstone transport properties. This information will be used to: (1) Parameterize the STADIUM{reg_sign} service life code, (2) Predict the leach rate (degradation rate) for the saltstone matrix over 10,000 years using the STADIUM{reg_sign} concrete service life code, and (3) Validate the modeled results by conducting leaching (water immersion) tests. Saltstone durability for this evaluation is limited to changes in the matrix itself and does not include changes in the chemical speciation of the contaminants in the saltstone. This report summarized results obtained to date which include: characterization data for saltstone cured up to 365 days and characterization of saltstone cured for 137 days and immersed in water for 31 days. Chemicals for preparing simulated non-radioactive salt solution were obtained from chemical suppliers. The saltstone slurry was mixed according to directions provided by SRNL. However SIMCO Technologies Inc. personnel made a mistake in the premix proportions. The formulation SIMCO personnel used to prepare saltstone premix was not the reference mix proportions: 45 wt% slag, 45 wt% fly ash, and 10 wt% cement. SIMCO Technologies Inc. personnel used the following proportions: 21 wt% slag, 65 wt% fly ash, and 14 wt% cement. The mistake was acknowledged and new mixes have been prepared and are curing. The results presented in this report are assumed to be conservative since the excessive fly ash was used in the SIMCO saltstone. The SIMCO mixes are low in slag which is very reactive in the caustic salt solution. The impact is that the results presented in this report are expected to be conservative since the samples prepared were deficient in slag and contained excess fly ash. The hydraulic reactivity of slag is about four times that of fly ash so the amount of hydrated binder formed per unit volume in the SIMCO saltstone samples is less than that expected for saltstone containing the reference amount of slag (45 wt.% of the total cementitious mixture versus 21 wt.% used in the SIMCO samples). Consequently the SIMCO saltstone samples are expected to have lower strengths, and tortuosity and higher porosity, water diffusivity, and intrinsic permeability compared to the reference case MCU saltstone. MCU reference saltstone contains nonradioactive salt solution with a composition designed to simulate the product of the Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (MCU) Unit [Harbour, 2009]. The SIMCO saltstone samples were cast in molds and cured for three days under plastic with a source of water to prevent drying. Details of the sample preparation process are presented in Attachment 2. The molds were then removed and the samples were cured at a constant temperature (76 F, 24 C) and 100 percent relative humidity for up to one year. Selected samples were periodically removed and characterized the evolution of the matrix as a function of age. In order to preserve the age dependent microstructure at the specified curing times it is necessary to stop hydration. This was accomplished by immersing the samples in isopropanol for 5 days to replace water with alcohol. The microstructure of the matrix material was also characterized as a function of aging. This information was used as a base line for comparison with leached microstructures. After curing for 137 days, specimens were cut into 20 mm disks and exposed to deionized water with a pH maintained at 10.5. Microstructure and calcium sulfur leaching results for samples leached for 31 days are presented in this report. Insufficient leached material was generated during the testing to date to obtain physical and mineralogical properties for leached saltstone. Longer term experiments are required because the matrix alteration rate due to immersion in deionized water is slow.

Langton, C.

2009-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

467

Production and Characterization of Attosecond Bunch Trains  

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We report the production of optically spaced attosecond microbunches produced by the inverse Free Electron Laser (IFEL) process. The IFEL is driven by a Ti:sapphire laser synchronized with the electron beam. The IFEL is followed by a magnetic chicane that converts the energy modulation into the longitudinal microbunch structure. The microbunch train is characterized by observing Coherent Optical Transition Radiation (COTR) at multiple harmonics of the bunching. The experimental results are compared with 1D analytic theory showing good agreement. Estimates of the bunching factors are given and correspond to a microbunch length of 350as fwhm. The formation of stable attosecond electron pulse trains marks an important step towards direct laser acceleration.

Sears, Christopher M.S.; Colby, Eric; Ischebeck, Rasmus; McGuinness , Christopher; Nelson, Janice; Noble, Robert; Siemann, Robert H.; Spencer, James; Walz, Dieter; /SLAC; Plettner, Tomas; Byer, Robert L.; /Stanford U.

2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Characterization of Chitosan?Clay Nanocomposite  

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Novel materials originating from renowable sources mainly consist of biopolymers and their composites or nanocomposites. A typical material belonging to this group is chitosane (CS) which is a cationic natural polysaccharide that can be produced by alkaline N?deacetylation of chitine. Chitosane has a variety of applications in biomedical products cosmetics and food processing [1 2].Organic?inorganic hybrid materials basing on chitosane and nanoclay (montmoryllonite MMT) were characterized by the vibrational spectrocopy methods (Micro?Raman spectroscopy and FT?Raman spectroscopy) and the thermal analysis methods (TG DSC). It was shown that small amount on a nanofiller (MMT 3 wt.%) used to modify the polymer matrix influences the structure of its polymeric chains.

C. Paluszkiewicz; A. Weselucha?Birczynska; E. Stodolak

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental data, energy technology characterizations: petroleum  

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Environmental Data Energy Technology Characterizations are publications which are intended to provide policy analysts and technical analysts with basic environmental data associated with key energy technologies. The first publication, Summary, provides information in tabular form on the eight technology areas examined; subsequent publications provide more detailed information on the technologies. This publication provides documentation of petroleum. The transformation of the energy in petroleum into a more useful form is described in this document in terms of major activity areas in the petroleum cycle, that is, in terms of activities which produce either an energy product or a fuel leading to the production of an energy product in a different form. These activities represent both well-documented and less well-documented activity areas. The former activities are characterized in terms of actual operating data with allowance for future modification where appropriate. Emissions are assumed to conform to environmental standards. The less well-documented activity areas examined are those like oil storage in salt domes and exploration for which engineering studies were performed. The organization of the chapters in this volume is designed to support the tabular presentation in the Summary. Each chapter begins with a brief description of the activity under consideration. The standard characteristics, size, availability, mode of functioning, and place in the fuel cycle are presented. Next, major legislative and/or technological factors influencing the commercial operation of the activity are offered. Discussions of resources consumed, residuals produced, and economics follow. To aid in comparing and linking the different activity areas, data for each area are normalized to 10/sup 12/ Btu of energy output from the activity.

Serrajian, N.M.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated characterization of single-photon avalanche photodiode  

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We report an automated characterization of a single-photon detector based on commercial silicon avalanche photodiode (PerkinElmer C30902SH). The photodiode is characterized by I-V curves at different illumination levels (darkness, 10 pW and 10 uW), dark count rate and photon detection efficiency at different bias voltages. The automated characterization routine is implemented in C++ running on a Linux computer.

Aina M. M. Ghazali; Audun N. Bugge; Sebastien Sauge; Vadim Makarov

2012-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, synthesis, characterization and study of novel conjugated polymers  

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After introducing the subject of conjugated polymers, the thesis has three sections each containing a literature survey, results and discussion, conclusions, and experimental methods on the following: synthesis, characterization of electroluminescent polymers containing conjugated aryl, olefinic, thiophene and acetylenic units and their studies for use in light-emitting diodes; synthesis, characterization and study of conjugated polymers containing silole unit in the main chain; and synthesis, characterization and study of silicon-bridged and butadiene-linked polythiophenes.

Chen, W.

1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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CRAD, Training - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization,  

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Waste Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility CRAD, Training - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for an assessment of the Training Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Training - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility

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Characterization of a geothermal system in the Upper Arkansas...  

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Paper: Characterization of a geothermal system in the Upper Arkansas Valley Authors T. Blum, K. van Wijk, L. Liberty, M. Batzle, R. Krahenbuhl, A. Revil and R. Reynolds...

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Wind Integration, Transmission, and Resource Assessment and Characterization Projects  

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This report covers the Wind and Water Power Program’s Wind Integration, Transmission, and Resource Assessment and Characterization Projects from FY 2006 to FY 2014.

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In situ Characterizations of New Battery Materials and the Studies...  

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of New Battery Materials and the Studies of High Energy Density Li-Air Batteries In situ Characterizations of New Battery Materials and the Studies of High Energy...

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In Situ Characterizations of New Battery Materials and the Studies...  

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of New Battery Materials and the Studies of High Energy Density Li-Air Batteries In Situ Characterizations of New Battery Materials and the Studies of High Energy...

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Characterization New CO2 Laser Universidad del Valle Cali Colombia  

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The new CO2 laser constructed in Cali Colombia was characterized. Include power vs. pressure, for a constant voltage and constant pressure, spectrum visible for mixture, stability of...

Bedoya, Alvaro Casas; Goyes, Clara E; Garcia, Hans; Rodríguez, Efrain Solarte

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Characterization of Li-ion Batteries using Neutron Diffraction...  

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Li-ion Batteries using Neutron Diffraction and Infrared Imaging Techniques Characterization of Li-ion Batteries using Neutron Diffraction and Infrared Imaging Techniques 2011 DOE...

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Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical...  

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Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical Forest Soil. Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical Forest Soil. Abstract: Lignin is often the most...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Battery Thermal Characterization  

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Presentation given by NREL at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about battery thermal characterization.

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Optimization Online - Forbidden minor characterizations for low-rank ...  

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May 9, 2012 ... Forbidden minor characterizations for low-rank optimal solutions to semidefinite programs over the elliptope. Marianna Eisenberg-Nagy ...

Marianna Eisenberg-Nagy

2012-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing partition functions of the vertex model by rank growth  

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We characterize which graph invariants are partition functions of a vertex model over the complex numbers, in terms of the rank growth of associated `connection matrices'.

Alexander Schrijver

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

483

Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Hollandite and its Applicatio...  

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Silver Hollandite and its Application in Emission Control. Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Hollandite and its Application in Emission Control. Abstract: Silver hollandite,...

484

Characterizing and controlling the inherent dynamics of cyclophilin...  

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suggesting that the dynamics of an enzyme may be engineered. Citation: Schlegel J, GS Armstrong, JS Redzic, F Zhang, and EZ Eisenmesser.2009."Characterizing and controlling the...

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Characterizing Fractures in the Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro...  

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Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic Data, Using Soft Computing, Fractals, and Shear Wave Anisotropy Characterizing Fractures in the Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic...

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Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization  

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We describe the ongoing development of joint geophysical imaging methodologies for geothermal site characterization and demonstrate their potential in two regions: Krafla volcano and associated geothermal fields in ...

Zhang, Haijiang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore...  

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New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities Study concludes a three-year collaborative investigation with positive outlooks for U.S.-based...

488

Characterization of Light Scattering in Transparent Polycrystalline Laser Ceramics  

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promotes the identification of bulk scattering and defectsfailure. Previously, identification of bulk scatter in PLMaccurate identification and characterization of bulk scatter

Sharma, Saurabh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel Soot Filter Characterization and Modeling for Advanced...  

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Reactor regeneration of soot loaded catalyzed SCF * Micro-model of soot oxidation versus spatial catalyst loading. 7 2008 DOE OVT Merit Review Diesel Soot Filter Characterization...

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A GEIGER-MODE AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE DETECTOR FOR  

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A GEIGER-MODE AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE DETECTOR FOR HIGH SPECTRAL RESOLUTION LIDAR................................................................................................ 20 3.2 Operation principles of an avalanche photodiode.................................. 22 3

Eloranta, Edwin W.

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COMPARISON OF ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE THERMOCHROMIC  

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, electrochromic materials, and sensors.1 Another interesting property of many conjugated polymers utilized for the characterization of the electrochromic properties of conjugated polymers.7 Investigation

Euler, William B.

492

Structural Characterization of the Active Layer in Organic Solar Cells.  

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

Kozub, Derek

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of ion selective membranes for application in reverse  

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Characterization of ion selective membranes for application in reverse electrodialysis systems I would have imagined when I started. i #12;Abstract Reverse electrodialysis (RED) is a renewable

Kjelstrup, Signe

494

Synthesis and Characterization of Structured Si-Carbon Nanocomposite...  

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Meeting es147wang2012p.pdf More Documents & Publications Novel Lithium Ion Anode Structures: Overview of New DOE BATT Anode Projects Synthesis and Characterization of...

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Characterization and modeling of the cemented sediment surrounding...  

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modeling of the cemented sediment surrounding the Iulia Felix glass. Characterization and modeling of the cemented sediment surrounding the Iulia Felix glass. Abstract: About 1800...

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Characterization of the Mouse Brain Proteome Using Global Proteomic...  

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the Mouse Brain Proteome Using Global Proteomic Analysis Complemented with Cysteinyl-Peptide Enrichment. Characterization of the Mouse Brain Proteome Using Global Proteomic...

497

CRAD, Training - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization...  

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Safety Basis - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility CRAD, Training - Office of River Protection K Basin Sludge Waste System...

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Raman and XPS characterization of fuel-cladding interactions...  

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interactions using miniature specimens. Raman and XPS characterization of fuel-cladding interactions using miniature specimens. Abstract: Laser Raman spectroscopy was...

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Material Characterization Of Rigid Foam Insulation For Aerospace Vehicles.  

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?? There is a continuing need for improved rigid foam insulation, particularly for cryogenic storage aboard aerospace vehicles. The present work is a material characterization… (more)

Barrios, Matt

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization Of Fracture Patterns In The Geysers Geothermal...  

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navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Characterization Of Fracture Patterns In The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir By Shear-Wave Splitting Abstract The...