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Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active  

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Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Hydrothermal System, Valles Caldera, New Mexico Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Hydrothermal System, Valles Caldera, New Mexico Details Activities (4) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: Partial equilibrium conditions occur between fluids and secondary minerals in the Valles hydrothermal system, contained principally in the Tertiary rhyolitic Bandelier Tuff. The mass transfer processes are governed by reactive phase compositions, surface areas, water-rock ratios, reaction rates, and fluid residence times. Experimental dissolution of the vitric phase of the tuff was congruent with respect to Cl in the solid and

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Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active...  

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rock and fluids, and mass balances calculations involving Cl in the glass phase, produced comparable water-rock ratios of unity, confirming the importance of irreversible...

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Press Pass - Press Release - Higgs mass constraints  

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-constraints-20100726-images.html Fermilab experiments narrow allowed mass range for Higgs boson Batavia, Ill.New constraints on the elusive Higgs particle are more stringent...

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Press Pass - Press Release - Higgs mass constraints  

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imagesHiggs-mass-constraints-Aug2008.html Tevatron Experiments Double-Team Higgs Boson Joint CDF, DZero effort lands Fermilab in Higgs territory Batavia, Ill.--Scientists...

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HIGEE Mass Transfer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distillation, absorption, and gas stripping have traditionally been performed in tall columns utilizing trays or packing. Columns perform satisfactorily, but have characteristics which may be disadvantages in some applications: Large size, particularly height; high weight; high cost of installation; difficulty in modularization; foaming for certain systems; must be vertical, especially for trayed towers; large liquid inventory; difficulty in modifying column internals once installed; start up time to reach steady state conditions in excessive. Many of these disadvantages can be overcome by use of HIGEE, an innovative vapor-liquid mass transfer system which utilizes a rotating bed of packing to achieve high efficiency separations, and consequent reduction in size and weight.

Mohr, R. J.; Fowler, R.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Global Diagnostic of Interocean Mass Transfers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An objective and quantitative estimate of all mean annual interocean mass transfers together with a picture of the associated mean pathways is presented. The global ocean circulation transfers mass, heat, and salinity between the various ocean ...

B. Blanke; S. Speich; G. Madec; K. Döös

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MassMass transfer andtransfer and arationstearationste  

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, temperature, T, and energy, E, are scalars and their gradient is a vector dc/dx or arationste scalars diffusion coefficient D; for species A in medium B : D = DAB 4 erföringo dx dc D dt.A dm m Massöve c cSepa dx dc )DD(m th Irreversible Thermodynamics considers Thermo-diffusion 4 erföringo T T Thermo

Zevenhoven, Ron

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Gas mass transfer for stratified flows  

SciTech Connect

We analyzed gas absorption and release in water bodies using existing surface renewal theory. We show a new relation between turbulent momentum and mass transfer from gas to water, including the effects of waves and wave roughness, by evaluating the equilibrum integral turbulent dissipation due to energy transfer to the water from the wind. Using Kolmogoroff turbulence arguments the gas transfer velocity, or mass transfer coefficient, is then naturally and straightforwardly obtained as a non-linear function of the wind speed drag coefficient and the square root of the molecular diffusion coefficient. In dimensionless form, the theory predicts the turbulent Sherwood number to be Sh{sub t} = (2/{radical}{pi}) Sc{sup 1/2}, where Sh{sub t} is based on an integral dissipation length scale in the air. The theory confirms the observed nonlinear variation of the mass transfer coefficient as a function of the wind speed; gives the correct transition with turbulence-centered models for smooth surfaces at low speeds; and predicts experimental data from both laboratory and environmental measurements within the data scatter. The differences between the available laboratory and field data measurements are due to the large differences in the drag coefficient between wind tunnels and oceans. The results also imply that the effect of direct aeration due to bubble entrainment at wave breaking is no more than a 20% increase in the mass transfer for the highest speeds. The theory has importance to mass transfer in both the geophysical and chemical engineering literature.

Duffey, R.B. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Hughes, E.D. [CSA Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas mass transfer for stratified flows  

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We analyzed gas absorption and release in water bodies using existing surface renewal theory. We show a new relation between turbulent momentum and mass transfer from gas to water, including the effects of waves and wave roughness, by evaluating the equilibrium integral turbulent dissipation due to energy transfer to the water from the wind. Using Kolmogoroff turbulence arguments the gas transfer velocity, or mass transfer coefficient, is then naturally and straightforwardly obtained as a non-linear function of the wind speed drag coefficient and the square root of the molecular diffusion coefficient. In dimensionless form, the theory predicts the turbulent Sherwood number to be Sh{sub t} = (2/{radical}{pi})Sc{sup 1/2}, where Sh{sub t} is based on an integral dissipation length scale in the air. The theory confirms the observed nonlinear variation of the mass transfer coefficient as a function of the wind speed; gives the correct transition with turbulence-centered models for smooth surfaces at low speeds; and predicts experimental data from both laboratory and environmental measurements within the data scatter. The differences between the available laboratory and field data measurements are due to the large differences in the drag coefficient between wind tunnels and oceans. The results also imply that the effect of direct aeration due to bubble entrainment at wave breaking is no more than a 20% increase in the mass transfer for the highest speeds. The theory has importance to mass transfer in both the geo-physical and chemical engineering literature.

Duffey, R.B. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Hughes, E.D. [CSA, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS ON THE DEGENERATE MASS-RADIUS RELATION  

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The white dwarf mass-radius relationship is fundamental to modern astrophysics. It is central to routine estimation of DA white dwarf masses derived from spectroscopic temperatures and gravities. It is also the basis for observational determinations of the white dwarf initial-final-mass relation. Nevertheless, definitive and detailed observational confirmations of the mass-radius relation (MRR) remain elusive owing to a lack of sufficiently accurate white dwarf masses and radii. Current best estimates of masses and radii allow only broad conclusions about the expected inverse relation between masses and radii in degenerate stars. In this paper, we examine a restricted set of 12 DA white dwarf binary systems for which accurate (1) trigonometric parallaxes, (2) spectroscopic effective temperatures and gravities, and (3) gravitational redshifts are available. We consider these three independent constraints on mass and radius in comparison with an appropriate evolved MRR for each star. For the best-determined systems it is found that the DA white dwarfs conform to evolve theoretical MRRs at the 1{sigma} to 2{sigma} level. For the white dwarf 40 Eri B (WD 0413-077) we find strong evidence for the existence of a 'thin' hydrogen envelope. For other stars improved parallaxes will be necessary before meaningful comparisons are possible. For several systems current parallaxes approach the precision required for the state-of-the-art mass and radius determinations that will be obtained routinely from the Gaia mission. It is demonstrated here how these anticipated results can be used to firmly constrain details of theoretical mass-radius determinations.

Holberg, J. B. [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 1541 East University Boulevard, Sonett Space Sciences Building, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Oswalt, T. D. [Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901 (United States); Barstow, M. A., E-mail: holberg@argus.lpl.arizona.edu, E-mail: toswalt@fit.edu, E-mail: mab@le.ac.uk [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer in porous media  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Field test data on the OOSI MR3 experiments are used as a basis for exhibiting the computational capabilities of the WAFE computer code, which is a generalized tool for the analysis of heat and mass transfer in multi-dimensional domains of porous geothermal materials.

Cook, T.L.; Harlow, F.H.; Travis, B.J.; Bartel, T.J.; Tyner, C.E.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs Mass Constraints on a Fourth Family: Upper and Lower Limits on CKM Mixing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

June 25, 2010 Higgs Mass Constraints on a Fourth Family:and experimental limits on the Higgs boson mass restrict CKMGeV lower limit on the Higgs boson mass that is especially

Chanowitz, Michael S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Initial-Final Mass Relation: First Constraints at the Low Mass End  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The initial-final mass relation represents a mapping between the mass of a white dwarf remnant and the mass that the hydrogen burning main-sequence star that created it once had. The relation thus far has been constrained using a sample of ~40 stars in young open clusters, ranging in initial mass from ~2.75 -- 7 Msun, and shows a general trend that connects larger mass main-sequence stars with larger mass white dwarfs. In this paper, we present CFHT/CFH12K photometric and Keck/LRIS multiobject spectroscopic observations of a sample of 22 white dwarfs in two old open clusters, NGC 7789 (t = 1.4 Gyr) and NGC 6819 (t = 2.5 Gyr). We measure masses for the highest signal-to-noise spectra by fitting the Balmer lines to atmosphere models and place the first constraints on the low mass end of the initial-final mass relation. Our results indicate that the observed trend at higher masses continues down to very low masses, with M_initial = 1.6 Msun main-sequence stars forming M_final = 0.54 Msun white dwarfs. When added...

Kalirai, Jasonjot S; Kelson, Daniel D; Reitzel, David B; Rich, R Michael; Richer, Harvey B

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code)  

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FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code) FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code) FEHM is used to simulate groundwater and contaminant flow and transport in deep...

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Handbook of heat and mass transfer. Volumes 1 and 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This two-volume series presents advanced topics in industrial heat and mass transfer operations for reactor design technology.

Cheremisinoff, N.P.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handbook of heat and mass transfer. Volume 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This two-volume series, the work of more than 100 contributors, presents advanced topics in industrial heat and mass transfer operations and reactor design technology. Volume 2 emphasizes mass transfer and reactor design. Some of the contents discussed are: MASS TRANSFER PRINCIPLES - Effect of turbulence promoters on mass transfer. Mass transfer principles with homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. Convective diffusion with reactions in a tube. Transient mass transfer onto small particles and drops. Modeling heat and mass transport in falling liquid films. Heat and mass transfer in film absorption. Multicomponent mass transfer: theory and applications. Diffusion limitation for reaction in porous catalysts. Kinetics and mechanisms of catalytic deactivation. DISTILLATION AND EXTRACTION - Generalized equations of state for process design. Mixture boiling. Estimating vapor pressure from normal boiling points of hydrocarbons. Estimating liquid and vapor molar fractions in distillation columns. Principles of multicomponent distillation. Generalized design methods for multicomponent distillation. Interfacial films in inorganic substances extraction. Liquid-liquid extraction in suspended slugs. MULTIPHASE REACTOR SYSTEMS - Reaction and mass transport in two-phase reactors. Mass transfer and kinetics in three-phase reactors. Estimating liquid film mass transfer coefficients in randomly packed columns. Designing packed tower wet scrubbers - emphasis on nitrogen oxides. Gas absorption in aerated mixers. Axial dispersion and heat transfer in gas-liquid bubble columns. Operation and design of trickle-bed reactors.

Cheremisinoff, N.P.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handbook of heat and mass transfer. Volume 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This two-volume series, the work of more than 100 contributors, presents advanced topics in industrial heat and mass transfer operations and reactor design technology. Volume 1 emphasizes heat transfer operations. The contents are: Fundamentsls of momentum and heat transfer. Scaling in laminar and turbulent heat and mass transfer. Heat flux in the Benar-Rayleigh problem. Hydrodynamics of free liquid jets and their influence on heat transfer. Natural convection heat transfer to power law fluids. Natural convection in evaporating droplets. Principles of heat and mass transfer with liquid evaporation. Bubble nucleation, growth, and departure in boiling heat transfer. Forced convection boiling in uniformly heated channels. Transient boiling heat transfer under forced convection. Prediction of heat transfer during forced convection subcooled boiling. Liquid metal heat transfer in turbulent pipe flows. Mixed convection in buoyant plumes. Nucleation and growth in the diffusion cloud chamber. Convective and radiative heat transfer of flowing gaseous-solid suspensions. Heat transfer in gas-solid fluidized beds. Gas convection and unsteady conduction in fluid bed heat transfer. Heat transfer between tubes and gas-solid fluid beds. Periodic heat transfer through inhomogeneous layers.

Cheremisinoff, N.P.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Mass of the Atmosphere: A Constraint on Global Analyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The total mass of the atmosphere varies mainly from changes in water vapor loading; the former is proportional to global mean surface pressure and the water vapor component is computed directly from specific humidity and precipitable water using ...

Kevin E. Trenberth; Lesley Smith

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MassMass transfer andtransfer and separation technologyseparation technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Driving force Apparatus Heat exchange Energy T Heat exchanger Gas absorption Mass G L c y-y* Packed towerGas absorption Mass G L c, y-y* Packed tower, or tray column Gas desorption Mass L G c, y*-y Packed tower tower, or tray column and B from a mix Vaporisation cooling Energy, water h (enthalpy) Spray tower

Zevenhoven, Ron

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Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis  

SciTech Connect

We study the impact on the primordial abundances of light elements created of a variation of the quark masses at the time of Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). In order to navigate through the particle and nuclear physics required to connect quark masses to binding energies and reaction rates in a model-independent way we use lattice QCD data and an hierarchy of effective field theories. We find that the measured {sup 4}He abundances put a bound of {delta}-1% {approx}< m{sub q}/m{sub 1} {approx}< 0.7%. The effect of quark mass variations on the deuterium abundances can be largely compensated by changes of the baryon-to-photon ratio {eta}. Including the bounds on the variation of {eta} coming from WMAP results and some additional assumptions narrows the range of allowed values of {delta}m{sub q}/m{sub q} somewhat.

Bedaque, P; Luu, T; Platter, L

2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on Mass Spectrum of Fourth Generation Fermions and Higgs Bosons  

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We reanalyze constraints on the mass spectrum of the chiral fourth generation fermions and the Higgs bosons for the standard model (SM4) and the two Higgs doublet model (THDM). We find that the Higgs mass in the SM4 should be larger than roughly the fourth generation up-type quark mass, while the light CP even Higgs mass in the THDM can be smaller. Various mass spectra of the fourth generation fermions and the Higgs bosons are allowed. The phenomenology of the fourth generation models is still rich.

Michio Hashimoto

2010-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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2.51 Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer, Fall 2001  

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Analysis, modeling, and design of heat and mass transfer processes with application to common technologies. Unsteady heat conduction in one or more dimensions, steady conduction in multidimensional configurations, numerical ...

Lienhard, John H., 1961-

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FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code)  

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FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code) FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code) FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code) FEHM is used to simulate groundwater and contaminant flow and transport in deep and shallow, fractured and un-fractured porous media throughout the US DOE complex. June 29, 2013 software FEHM is used to simulate groundwater and contaminant flow and transport in deep and shallow, fractured and un-fractured porous media throughout the US DOE complex. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass Transfer Code) FEHM is used to simulate groundwater and contaminant flow and transport in deep and shallow, fractured and un-fractured porous media throughout the US DOE complex. FEHM has proved to be a valuable asset on a variety of

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Simple Adjoint Methods for Single-Doppler Wind Analysis with a Strong Constraint of Mass Conservation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three schemes are developed to incorporate a strong constraint of (incompressible) mass conservation into the basic scheme (scheme B) of the simple adjoint method of Qiu and Xu for retrieving the time-mean wind field from a sequence of single-...

Qin Xu; Chong-Jian Qiu

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MassMass transfer andtransfer and separation technologyseparation technology  

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) i fl id t b Massöve small units are needed (H 1 m); 2) corrosive fluids must be handledRaschig ringring packingpacking For Raschig rings with a 1" (inch) di t d h i ht l l t th Picture: WK92 diameter Laboratory tel. 3223 ; ron.zevenhoven@abo.fi RoNz eknikarationste 24302 ochSepa 13.1 Principle of operation

Zevenhoven, Ron

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MassMass transfer andtransfer and separation technologyseparation technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, spray columns (a) ­ Columns with mechanical agitators or centrifugal effects, for example see section 9.2 24302 ochSepa g g , f p rotating disc contactors (RDC) (b), Kühni columns (c) a b c 4 erföringo a b c-thermal, continuous, steady-state) can be presented as a series of N equilibrium stage contactors Massöve N

Zevenhoven, Ron

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Curvature dependence of the interfacial heat and mass transfer coefficients  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nucleation is often accompanied by heat transfer between the surroundings and a nucleus of a new phase. The interface between two phases gives an additional resistance to this transfer. For small nuclei the interfacial curvature is high, which affects not only equilibrium quantities such as surface tension, but also the transport properties. In particular, high curvature affects the interfacial resistance to heat and mass transfer. We develop a framework for determining the curvature dependence of the interfacial heat and mass transfer resistances. We determine the interfacial resistances as a function of a curvature. The analysis is performed for a bubble of a one-component fluid and may be extended to various nuclei of multicomponent systems. The curvature dependence of the interfacial resistances is important in modeling transport processes in multiphase systems.

K. S. Glavatskiy; D. Bedeaux

2013-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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FEHM: finite element heat and mass transfer code  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The finite element heat and mass (FEHM) transfer code is a computer code developed to simulate geothermal and hot dry rock reservoirs. It is also applicable to natural-state studies of geothermal systems and ground-water flow. It solves the equations of heat and mass transfer for multiphase flow in porous and permeable media using the finite element method. The code also has provisions for a noncoupled tracer; that is, the tracer solutions do not affect the heat and mass transfer solutions. It can simulate two-dimensional, two-dimensional radial, or three-dimensional geometries. A summary of the equations in the model, the numerical solution procedure, and model verification and validation are provided in this report. A user's guide and sample problems are included in the appendices. 17 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

Zyvoloski, G.; Dash, Z.; Kelkar, S.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer analysis of a desiccant dehumidifier matrix  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report documents the SERI Single-Blow Test Facility's design, fabrication, and testing for characterizing desiccant dehumidifiers for solar cooling applications. The first test article, a silica-gel parallel-plate dehumidifier with highly uniform passages, was designed and fabricated. Transient heat and mass transfer data and pressure drop data across the dehumidifier were obtained. Available heat and mass transfer models were extended to the parallel-place geometry, and the experimental data were compared with model predictions. Pressure drop measurements were also compared with model predictions of the fully developed laminar flow theory. The comparisons between the lumped-capacitance model and the experimental data were satisfactory. The pressure drop data compared satisfactorily with the theory (within 15%). A solid-side resistance model that is more detailed and does not assume symmetrical diffusion in particles was recommended for performance. This study has increased our understanding of the heat and mass transfer in silica gel parallel-plate dehumidifiers.

Pesaran, A.A.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of mass transfer performance in an air stripping tower  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The carryover of working solution in a traditional stripping tower is of serious concern in real applications. A U-shaped spray tower to prevent carryover has been designed to study the stripping of water vapor from aqueous desiccant solutions of 91.8 to 95.8 wt% triethylene glycol. In this study, water vapor was removed from the diluted desiccant solution by heating the solution and stripping it with the ambient air. Therefore, the solution was concentrated to a desired concentration. This spray tower was capable of handling air flow rates from 3.2 to 5.13 kg/min and liquid flow rates from 1.6 to 2.76 kg/min. Since the literature data on air stripping towers are limited, studies on the mass transfer coefficient and other mass transfer parameters were carried out in this study. Under the operating conditions, the overall mass transfer coefficient calculated from the experimental data varied from 0.053 to 0.169 mol/m{sup 3}{center{underscore}dot}s. These corresponded to heights of a transfer unit of 2.3 to 0.71 m, respectively. The rates of stripping in this spray tower were typically varied from 2.28 to 12.15 kg H{sub 2}O/h. A correlation of the mass transfer coefficient for the air stripping process was also developed in this study.

Chung, T.W.; Lai, C.H.; Wu, H.

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precise measurements of the $W$ mass at the Tevatron and indirect constraints on the Higgs mass  

SciTech Connect

I describe the latest D0 and CDF W boson mass measurements. The D0 measurement is performed with 4.3 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity in the electron decay channel with a data set of 1.68 x 10{sup 8} W candidates. The value of the W boson mass measured by D0 is M{sub W} = 80.375 {+-} 0.023 GeV when combined with the previously analyzed 1 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. The CDF measurement uses 2.2 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity in both electron and muon decay channels with a total of 1.1 x 10{sup 8} W candidates. The value of the W boson mass measured by CDF is M{sub W} = 80.387 {+-} 0.019 GeV. I report the combination of these two measurements with previous Tevatron measurements and with the LEP measurements of the W boson mass. The new world average is M{sub W} = 80.385 {+-} 0.015GeV. I discuss the implications of the new measurement to the indirect measurement of the Standard Model Higgs boson mass.

Lopes de Sa, Rafael

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined heat and mass transfer device for improving separation process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A two-phase small channel heat exchange matrix simultaneously provides for heat transfer and mass transfer between the liquid and vapor phases of a multi-component mixture at a single, predetermined location within a separation column, significantly improving the thermodynamic efficiency of the separation process. The small channel heat exchange matrix is composed of a series of channels having a hydraulic diameter no greater than 5.0 millimeters for conducting a two-phase coolant. In operation, the matrix provides the liquid-vapor contacting surfaces within the separation column, such that heat and mass are transferred simultaneously between the liquid and vapor phases. The two-phase coolant allows for a uniform heat transfer coefficient to be maintained along the length of the channels and across the surface of the matrix. Preferably, a perforated, concave sheet connects each channel to an adjacent channel to facilitate the flow of the liquid and vapor phases within the column and to increase the liquid-vapor contacting surface area.

Tran, Thanh Nhon (Flossmoor, IL)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined heat and mass transfer device for improving separation process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A two-phase small channel heat exchange matrix simultaneously provides for heat transfer and mass transfer between the liquid and vapor phases of a multi-component mixture at a single, predetermined location within a separation column, significantly improving the thermodynamic efficiency of the separation process. The small channel heat exchange matrix is composed of a series of channels having a hydraulic diameter no greater than 5.0 millimeters for conducting a two-phase coolant. In operation, the matrix provides the liquid-vapor contacting surfaces within the separation column, such that heat and mass are transferred simultaneously between the liquid and vapor phases. The two-phase coolant allows for a uniform heat transfer coefficient to be maintained along the length of the channels and across the surface of the matrix. Preferably, a perforated, concave sheet connects each channel to an adjacent channel to facilitate the flow of the liquid and vapor phases within the column and to increase the liquid-vapor contacting surface area. 12 figs.

Tran, T.N.

1999-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined heat and mass transfer device for improving separation process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A two-phase small channel heat exchange matrix for providing simultaneous heat transfer and mass transfer at a single, predetermined location within a separation column, whereby the thermodynamic efficiency of the separation process is significantly improved. The small channel heat exchange matrix is comprised of a series of channels having a hydraulic diameter no greater than 5.0 mm. The channels are connected to an inlet header for supplying a two-phase coolant to the channels and an outlet header for receiving the coolant horn the channels. In operation, the matrix provides the liquid-vapor contacting surfaces within a separation column, whereby liquid descends along the exterior surfaces of the cooling channels and vapor ascends between adjacent channels within the matrix. Preferably, a perforated and concave sheet connects each channel to an adjacent channel, such that liquid further descends along the concave surfaces of the sheets and the vapor further ascends through the perforations in the sheets. The size and configuration of the small channel heat exchange matrix allows the heat and mass transfer device to be positioned within the separation column, thereby allowing precise control of the local operating conditions within the column and increasing the energy efficiency of the process.

Tran, Thanh Nhon

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical investigation of transient heat and mass transfer in a parallel-flow liquid-desiccant absorber  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

model for heat and mass transfer processes in internallyof coupled heat and mass transfer processes in liquidHeat and mass transfer in liquid des- iccant air-conditioning process

Diaz, Gerardo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Devices with extended area structures for mass transfer processing of fluids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microchannel device includes several mass transfer microchannels to receive a fluid media for processing at least one heat transfer microchannel in fluid communication with a heat transfer fluid defined by a thermally conductive wall, and at several thermally conductive fins each connected to the wall and extending therefrom to separate the mass transfer microchannels from one another. In one form, the device may optionally include another heat transfer microchannel and corresponding wall that is positioned opposite the first wall and has the fins and the mass transfer microchannels extending therebetween.

TeGrotenhuis, Ward E. (Kennewick, WA); Wegeng, Robert S. (Richland, WA); Whyatt, Greg A. (West Richland, WA); King, David L. (Richland, WA); Brooks, Kriston P. (Kennewick, WA); Stenkamp, Victoria S. (Richland, WA)

2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer in Fusion Welding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In fusion welding, parts are joined together by melting and subsequent solidification. Although this principle is simple, complex transport phenomena take place during fusion welding, and they determine the final weld quality and performance. The heat and mass transfer in the weld pool directly affect the size and shape of the pool, the solidification microstructure, the formation of weld defects such as porosity and humping, and the temperature distribution in the fusion zone and heat-affected zone (HAZ). Furthermore, the temperature evolution affects the kinetics and extent of various solid-state phase transformations, which in turn determine the final weld microstructure and mechanical properties. The formation of residual stresses and distortion originates from the thermal expansion and contraction during welding heating and cooling, respectively.

Zhang, Wei [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling of mass transfer during wood fermentation processes to produce bioalcohol.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The aim of this work is to model the bioethanol production by wood degradation, and to check if there is mass transfer limitations in the… (more)

Spalluto, Giorgio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer in deep fat frying of breaded chicken nuggets.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study presents techniques that can be applied to optimize the quality of coated fried chicken nuggets. Heat and mass transfer during deep fat frying… (more)

Wang, Yunfeng, 1970-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Study of Heat and Mass Transfer In The Generator For an Absorption Air Conditioning System.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis is aimed to study the heat and mass transfer performance of a generator for the absorption cooling system. Both aqueous lithium bromide (LiBr)… (more)

Hsu, Yu-lien

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat and mass transfer in compact regenerative dehumidifiers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Regular-density silica gel is identified as the candidate desiccant for regenerative dehumidification of humid air operating at low-regeneration temperatures and high-process humidities. The literature on the equilibrium sorption uptake of water vapor by R. D. silica gel is reviewed in this work, and a large number of experimental sorption data is collected from various technical reports. The Dubinin-Polanyi sorption theory for microporous adsorbents is discussed and applied to the sorptive data. A graphical presentation of the experimental data establishes the characteristic curve for the sorption of water vapor on silica gel. The Dubinin-Astakhov correlation is used to represent the equilibrium sorption isotherm and values for the characteristic sorption energies are determined by curve fitting with the experimental data. An accurate, generalized isotherm equation for the sorption of water vapor on regular density silica gel is presented in the first part of this work. The second part of this work presents an analytical and experimental investigation of the transient heat and mass transfer in laminar flow of humid air over a silica gel surface. Experimental results are presented for the transient response of a parallel-plate dehumidifier matrix in single-blow type experiments.

Van den Buick, E.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer in unsaturated porous media. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A preliminary study of heat and water transport in unsaturated porous media is reported. The project provides background information regarding the feasibility of seasonal thermal energy storage in unconfined aquifers. A parametric analysis of the factors of importance, and an annotated bibliography of research findings pertinent to unconfined aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) are presented. This analysis shows that heat and mass transfer of water vapor assume dominant importance in unsaturated porous media at elevated temperature. Although water vapor fluxes are seldom as large as saturated medium liquid water fluxes, they are important under unsaturated conditions. The major heat transport mechanism for unsaturated porous media at temperatures from 50 to 90/sup 0/C is latent heat flux. The mechanism is nonexistent under saturated conditions but may well control design of unconfined aquifer storage systems. The parametric analysis treats detailed physical phenomena which occur in the flow systems study and demonstrates the temperature and moisture dependence of the transport coefficients of importance. The question of design of an unconfined ATES site is also addressed by considering the effects of aquifer temperature, depth to water table, porous medium flow properties, and surface boundary conditions. Recommendations are made for continuation of this project in its second phase. Both scientific and engineering goals are considered and alternatives are presented.

Childs, S.W.; Malstaff, G.

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological conversion of synthesis gas. Mass transfer/kinetic studies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Mass transfer and kinetic studies were carried out for the Rhodospirillum rubrum and Chlorobium thiosulfatophilum bacterial systems. R. rubrum is a photosynthetic anaerobic bacterium which catalyzes the biological water gas shift reaction: CO + H{sub 2}0 {yields} CO{sub 2} + H{sub 2}. C. thiosulfatophilum is also a H{sub 2}S and COS to elemental sulfur. The growth of R. rubrum may be satisfactorily carried out at 25{degree} and 30{degree}C, while CO uptake and thus the conversion of CO best occurs at temperatures of either 30{degree}, 32{degree} or 34{degree}C. The rate of conversion of COs and H{sub 2}O to CO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}S may be modeled by a first order rate expression. The rate constant at 30{degree}C was found to be 0.243 h{sup {minus}1}. The growth of C. thiosulfatophilum may be modeled in terms of incoming light intensity using a Monod equation: {mu} = {sub 351} + I{sub o}/{sup 0.152}I{sub o}. Comparisons of the growth of R. rubrum and C. thiosulfatophilum shows that the specific growth rate of C. thiosulfatophilum is much higher at a given light intensity.

Klasson, K.T.; Basu, R.; Johnson, E.R.; Clausen, E.C.; Gaddy, J.L.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive higher order numerical simulation of heat and mass transfer in fluidized beds  

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Adaptive higher order numerical simulation of heat and mass transfer in fluidized beds Ch. Nagaiah1 adaptive numerical results of heat and mass transfer in fluidized beds using higher order time stepping injection. The numerical results are tested with different time stepping methods for different spatial grid

Magdeburg, Universität

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Mass transfer within electrostatic precipitators: in-flight adsorption of mercury by charged suspended particulates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrostatic precipitation is the dominant method of particulate control used for coal combustion, and varying degrees of mercury capture and transformation have been reported across ESPs. Nevertheless, the fate of gas-phase mercury within an ESP remains poorly understood. The present analysis focuses on the gas-particle mass transfer that occurs within a charged aerosol in an ESP. As a necessary step in gas-phase mercury adsorption or transformation, gas-particle mass transfer - particularly in configurations other than fixed beds - has received far less attention than studies of adsorption kinetics. Our previous analysis showed that only a small fraction of gas-phase mercury entering an ESP is likely to be adsorbed by collected particulate matter on the plate electrodes. The present simplified analysis provides insight into gas-particle mass transfer within an ESP under two limiting conditions: laminar and turbulent fluid flows. The analysis reveals that during the process of particulate collection, gas-particle mass transfer can be quite high, easily exceeding the mass transfer to ESP plate electrodes in most cases. Decreasing particle size, increasing particle mass loading, and increasing temperature all result in increased gas-particle mass transfer. The analysis predicts significantly greater gas-particle mass transfer in the laminar limit than in the turbulent limit; however, the differences become negligible under conditions where other factors, such as total mass of suspended particulates, are the controlling mass transfer parameters. Results are compared to selected pilot- and full-scale sorbent injection data. 41 refs., 5 figs.

Herek L. Clack [Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States). Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of the Higgs meson in the cosmological constraint on the mass of very heavy neutrinos  

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According to LEP experiments of the measurement of the width and height of a Z-boson peak, there are three neutrino species. However, this constraint applies only to light neutrinos with mass m 44 GeV. Because the experimental search for neutrinos on accelerators at very high energies ({ge}M{sub Z}) is a difficult problem, the investigation of indirect astrophysical effects becomes an important source of information on the properties of new particles. According to the Big Bang theory, the background of relic neutrinos also containing new species of very heavy neutrinos (if they exist) should exist in the Universe, and their annihilation in the halo of the Galaxy could lead to peculiarities in the spectrum of cosmic rays. The astrophysical constraints on the mass of heavy neutrinos were obtained by analyzing the spectra of cosmic electrons and photons and by using the idea about neutrino condensation in the time-dependent gravitational field of collapsing matter. In this paper, the authors take into account a finite mass of a Higgs meson and show how neutrino annihilation into a Higgs meson, which decays to a W pair modifies the restriction on heavy neutrino mass.

Konoplich, R.V.; Sorokina, E.V.; Khlopov, M.Yu. [Moscow Institute of Engineering Physics (Russian Federation)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical stability of mass transfer driven by Roche lobe overflow in close binaries  

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Numerical computation of the time evolution of the mass transfer rate in a close binary can be and, in particular, has been a computational challenge. Using a simple physical model to calculate the mass transfer rate, we show that for a simple explicit iteration scheme the mass transfer rate is numerically unstable unless the time steps are sufficiently small. In general, more sophisticated explicit algorithms do not provide any significant improvement since this instability is a direct result of time discretization. For a typical binary evolution, computation of the mass transfer rate as a smooth function of time limits the maximum tolerable time step and thereby sets the minimum total computational effort required for an evolutionary computation. By methods of ``Controlling Chaos'' it can be shown that a specific implicit iteration scheme, based on Newton's method, is the most promising solution for the problem.

A. Buening; H. Ritter

2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating Heat and Mass Transfer Processes in Green Roof Systems: Current Modeling Capabilities and Limitations (Presentation)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This presentation discusses estimating heat and mass transfer processes in green roof systems: current modeling capabilities and limitations. Green roofs are 'specialized roofing systems that support vegetation growth on rooftops.'

Tabares Velasco, P. C.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds Using Proton Transfer Reaction - Mass Spectrometry during the MILAGRO 2006 Campaign  

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured by proton transfer reaction – mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) on a rooftop in the urban mixed residential and industrial area North Northeast of downtown Mexico City as part of ...

Fortner, E. C.

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Numerical and experimental validation of heat and mass transfer during heat treatment of wood  

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In the current work, the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations along with the energy and concentration equations for the fluid coupled with the energy and mass conservation equations for the solid (wood) are solved to study the transient heat and ... Keywords: Luikov's model, conjugate problem, heat and mass transfer, high-temperature wood treatment, mathematical modeling, validation

R. Younsi; D. Kocaefe; S. Poncsak; T. Junjun

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on Convective Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer of the Evaporator in Micro/Mini-Channel  

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With the development of science and technology, various heating and cooling equipment have a development trend of micromation. Micro-fabrication processes make it possible to conduct research on condensation heat transfer in micro-channels. Based on the reviewers on the present household air conditioners, the potential requirements for new heat transfer enhancement used for household air conditioners are discussed. Investigations on condensation and boiling of refrigerants in mini/micro channels have indicated that the evaporator and condenser of air conditioner would be more efficient and more compact by using microchannels, and hence it could improve the coefficient of performance of air conditioners to meet the new energy conversion standards in China. The relationship between condensation heat transfer of refrigerants and surface physical characteristics of the evaporator are pointed out and analyzed in order to achieving the corresponding heat transfer coefficients.

Su, J.; Li, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer in a falling film absorber of ammonia-water absorption systems  

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For ammonia-water generator-absorber heat exchanger (GAX) systems to work at high coefficient of performance, the heat and mass transfer components have to operate at optimum performance within a narrow range of conditions for the recovery of internal energy. In the present work, an analysis is performed to study the absorption process of an ammonia-water vapor mixture by an aqueous solution of ammonia in a falling film absorber. The combined heat and mass transfer processes involved are analyzed through an integral formulation of the continuity, momentum, energy, and diffusion equations. The effects of vapor flow direction relative to the solution, cooling ability, ammonia concentration of solution and vapor, and interfacial momentum and heat transfer rate on absorption processes are investigated. The characteristics of the absorption process are found to be governed by the relative significance of the mass transfer resistance and the driving forces between the solution film and the vapor mixture.

Kim, B. [Hongik Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overlapping Constraints of Two Step Selection to Generate a Transfer Dictionary  

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Any machine translation system requires a transfer dictionary between the source and target languages. Typically, since the construction of such a dictionary is done by hand, a lot of time is taken and the cost is enormous. Considering this, we attempted the construction of a bilingual dictionary through the re-generation of already-existing language resources. Aiming at the generation of a KoreanJapanese dictionary, we extracted candidates of Korean and Japanese equivalent pairs by a two-step process of searching through a Korean-English dictionary first and then searching through an EnglishJapanese dictionary.We also attempted the narrowing down of Korean-Japanese equivalent pairs by the overlapping of obtained Japanese translations. According to a trial experiment using 100 Korean words randomly taken, 61 correct Japanese translations were obtained. Among the correct translations, we took 25 translations for which a search of the English-Japanese dictionary successfully produced two or more translations for the English words obtained in the search results of the Korean-English dictionary. Of the 25 translations, 21 (84%) could be automatically narrowed down by taking the overlapped words from the Japanese translation sets for the individual English words. With the abovetwostep dictionary extraction, moreover, nine cases out of ten were correct when only one Japanese translation was obtained. These results show the possibility that Korean-Japanese translation pairs can be generated at an expected correctness rate of 44 out of 100 words when using the already proposed method that combines a Korean-English dictionary and a Japanese-English dictionary. 1

Satoshi Shirai; Kazuhide Yamamoto; Kyonghee Paik

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overlapping Constraints of Two Step Selection to Generate a Transfer Dictionary  

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Any machine translation system requires a transfer dictionary between the source and target languages. Typically, since the construction of such a dictionary is done by hand, a lot of time is taken and the cost is enormous. Considering this, we attempted the construction of a bilingual dictionary through the re-generation of already-existing language resources. Aiming at the generation of a KoreanJapanese dictionary, we extracted candidates of Korean and Japanese equivalent pairs by a two-step process of searching through a Korean-English dictionary first and then searching through an EnglishJapanese dictionary. We also attempted the narrowing down of Korean-Japanese equivalent pairs by the overlapping of obtained Japanese translations. According to a trial experiment using 100 Korean words randomly taken, 61 correct Japanese translations were obtained. Among the correct translations, we took 25 translations for which a search of the English-Japanese dictionary successfully produced two or more translations for the English words obtained in the search results of the Korean-English dictionary. Of the 25 translations, 21 (84%) could be automatically narrowed down by taking the overlapped words from the Japanese translation sets for the individual English words. With the above twostep dictionary extraction, moreover, nine cases out of ten were correct when only one Japanese translation was obtained. These results show the possibility that Korean-Japanese translation pairs can be generated at an expected correctness rate of 44 out of 100 words when using the already proposed method that combines a Korean-English dictionary and a Japanese-English dictionary. 1

Satoshi Shirai Kazuhide; Satoshi Shirai; Kazuhide Yamamoto; Kyonghee Paik

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A variational method for estimating surface fluxes with mass conservation constraint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the similarity theory of the atmospheric surface layer and the mass conservation principle, a new scheme using a variational method is developed to estimate the surface momentum and sensible and latent heat fluxes. In this scheme, the ...

Sen Li; Zhong Zhong; Weidong Guo; Wei Lu

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CONSTRAINTS ON THE COMPACT OBJECT MASS IN THE ECLIPSING HIGH-MASS X-RAY BINARY XMMU J013236.7+303228 IN M 33  

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We present optical spectroscopic measurements of the eclipsing high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) XMMU J013236.7+303228 in M 33. Based on spectra taken at multiple epochs of the 1.73 day binary orbital period we determine physical as well as orbital parameters for the donor star. We find the donor to be a B1.5IV subgiant with effective temperature T = 22, 000-23, 000 K. From the luminosity, temperature, and known distance to M 33 we derive a radius of R 8.9 {+-} 0.5 R{sub Sun }. From the radial-velocity measurements, we determine a velocity semi-amplitude of K{sub opt} = 63 {+-} 12 km s{sup -1}. Using the physical properties of the B star determined from the optical spectrum, we estimate the star's mass to be M{sub opt} = 11 {+-} 1 M{sub Sun }. Based on the X-ray spectrum, the compact companion is likely a neutron star, although no pulsations have yet been detected. Using the spectroscopically derived B star mass we find the neutron star companion mass to be M{sub X} = 2.0 {+-} 0.4 M{sub Sun }, consistent with the neutron star mass in the HMXB Vela X-1, but heavier than the canonical value of 1.4 M{sub Sun} found for many millisecond pulsars. We attempt to use as an additional constraint that the B star radius inferred from temperature, flux, and distance should equate to the Roche radius, since the system accretes by Roche lobe overflow. This leads to substantially larger masses, but by trying to apply the technique to known systems, we find that the masses are consistently overestimated. Attempting to account for that in our uncertainties, we derive M{sub X} = 2.2{sup +0.8}{sub -0.6} M{sub Sun} and M{sub opt} = 13 {+-} 4 M{sub Sun }. We conclude that precise constraints require detailed modeling of the shape of the Roche surface.

Bhalerao, Varun B.; Harrison, Fiona A. [Cahill Center for Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Van Kerkwijk, Marten H. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 (Canada)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel cell collector plates with improved mass transfer channels  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fuel cell collector plate can be provided with one or more various channel constructions for the transport of reactants to the gas diffusion layer and the removal of water therefrom. The outlet channel can be arranged to have a reduced volume compared to the inlet channel, in both interdigitated and discontinuous spiral applications. The land width between an inlet channel and outlet channel can be reduced to improved mass flow rate in regions of deleted reactant concentrations. Additionally or alternatively, the depth of the inlet channel can be reduced in the direction of flow to reduce the diffusion path as the concentration of reactant is reduced.

Gurau, Vladimir (Miami, FL); Barbir, Frano (Palm Beach Gardens, FL); Neutzler, Jay K. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

2003-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependence of hadronic properties on Quark Masses and Constraints on their Cosmological Variation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We follow our previous paper on possible cosmological variation of weak scale (quark masses) and strong scale, inspired by data on cosmological variation of the electromagnetic fine structure constant from distant quasar (QSO) absorption spectra. In this work we identify the {\\em strange quark mass} $m_s$ as the most important quantity, and the {\\em sigma meson mass} as the ingredient of the nuclear forces most sensitive to it. As a result, we claim significantly stronger limits on ratio of weak/strong scale ($W=m_s/\\Lambda_{QCD}$) variation following from our previous discussion of primordial Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis ($|\\delta W/W|nuclear reactor ($|\\delta W/W|<1.2 \\cdot 10^{-10}$; there is also a non-zero solution $\\delta W/W=(-0.56 \\pm 0.05) \\cdot 10^{-9}$) .

V. V. Flambaum; E. V. Shuryak

2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on Low-Mass WIMP Interactions on 19F from PICASSO  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent results from the PICASSO dark matter search experiment at SNOLAB are reported. These results were obtained using a subset of 10 detectors with a total target mass of 0.72 kg of 19F and an exposure of 114 kgd. The low backgrounds in PICASSO allow recoil energy thresholds as low as 1.7 keV to be obtained which results in an increased sensitivity to interactions from Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) with masses below 10 GeV/c^2. No dark matter signal was found. Best exclusion limits in the spin dependent sector were obtained for WIMP masses of 20 GeV/c^2 with a cross section on protons of sigma_p^SD = 0.032 pb (90% C.L.). In the spin independent sector close to the low mass region of 7 GeV/c2 favoured by CoGeNT and DAMA/LIBRA, cross sections larger than sigma_p^SI = 1.41x10^-4 pb (90% C.L.) are excluded.

The PICASSO Collaboration; S. Archambault; E. Behnke; P. Bhattacharjee; S. Bhattacharya; X. Dai; M. Das; A. Davour; F. Debris; N. Dhungana; J. Farine; S. Gagnebin; G. Giroux; E. Grace; C. M. Jackson; A. Kamaha; C. Krauss; S. Kumaratunga; M. Lafrenière; M. Laurin; I. Lawson; L. Lessard; I. Levine; C. Levy; R. P. MacDonald; D. Marlisov; J. -P. Martin; P. Mitra; A. J. Noble; M. -C. Piro; R. Podviyanuk; S. Pospisil; S. Saha; O. Scallon; S. Seth; N. Starinski; I. Stekl; U. Wichoski; T. Xie; V. Zacek

2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Nature of Thermo-Mechanical Mass-Energy Transfer Due to Photon Diffusive Re-Emission and  

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mass-transfer trough material systems involved, from a mass-energy source to a sink system. Otherwise- contact" diffusive re-emission and propagation) and commensurate mass-transfer trough material systems conduction theory (parabolic difference equation), allowing infinite speed of thermal energy propagation (i

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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ON THE FORMATION OF DOUBLE WHITE DWARFS THROUGH STABLE MASS TRANSFER AND A COMMON ENVELOPE  

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Although several dozen double white dwarfs (DWDs) have been observed, for many the exact nature of the evolutionary channel(s) by which they form remains uncertain. The canonical explanation calls for the progenitor binary system to undergo two subsequent mass-transfer events, both of which are unstable and lead to a common envelope (CE). However, it has been shown that if both CE events obey the standard {alpha}{sub CE}-prescription (parameterizing energy loss), it is not possible to reproduce all of the observed systems. The {gamma}-prescription was proposed as an alternative to this description, instead parameterizing the fraction of angular momentum carried away in dynamical-timescale mass loss. However, this too has proven problematic, and does not provide a clear physical mechanism. In this paper, we consider in detail the first episode of mass transfer in binary systems with initially low companion masses, with a primary mass in the range 1.0-1.3 M{sub Sun} and an initial mass ratio between the secondary and primary stars of 0.83-0.92. In these systems, the first episode of dramatic mass loss may be stable, non-conservative mass transfer. This strips the donor's envelope and dramatically raises the mass ratio; the considered progenitor binary systems can then evolve into DWDs after passing through a single CE during the second episode of mass loss. We find that such a mechanism reproduces the properties of the observed DWD systems which have an older component with M {approx}< 0.46 M{sub Sun} and mass ratios between the younger and older WDs of q {>=} 1.

Woods, T. E.; Ivanova, N. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7 (Canada); Van der Sluys, M. V. [Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9010, NL-6500 GL Nijmegen (Netherlands); Chaichenets, S. [Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, CAB, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G1 (Canada)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Nature of Thermo-Mechanical Mass-Energy Transfer Due to Photon Diffusive Re-Emission and Propagation  

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energy transfer (i.e., via photon propagation) and commensurate mass-transfer trough material systems (parabolic differential equation), allowing infinite speed of thermal energy propagation (i.e., a change

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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Transverse masses and kinematic constraints: from the boundary to the crease  

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work by Cheng and Han. Their proof that mT2 admits an equivalent, but implicit, definition as the ‘boundary of the region of parent and daughter masses that is kinematically consistent with the event hypothesis’ is far-reaching in its consequences. We... in the definition is lost, gives rise to a strange kink behaviour. What does all of this mean? Recently, Cheng and Han, gave an elegant interpreta- tion of the function mT2(mi) [47].4 They showed that, for a given event, it defines the boundary of the region...

Barr, Alan; Gripaios, Ben; Christopher, Lester

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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January 25, 2008/ARR 1 Heat and Mass Transfer in Fusion Energy  

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January 25, 2008/ARR 1 Heat and Mass Transfer in Fusion Energy Applications: from the "Very Cold, CA January 25, 2008 #12;January 25, 2008/ARR 2 Unique Set of Conditions Associated with Fusion · Realization of fusion energy imposes considerable challenges in the areas of engineering, physics and material

Raffray, A. René

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ME515 NUMERICAL HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER Instructor: Dr. Cheng-Xian Lin Term: Spring 2008  

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for scientific computing. 1D Heat Conduction 1D conduction equation; grid and discretisation; TSE method; IOCVME515 NUMERICAL HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER Instructor: Dr. Cheng-Xian Lin Term: Spring 2008 Office: 213 2 HW#2, CP#1 6 3 HW#3 4 1 1 5 2D Convection-Cartesian Grids HW#4,CP#2 6 6 2D Convection

Mench, Matthew M.

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Mass transfer within electrostatic precipitators: trace gas adsorption by sorbent-covered plate electrodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Varying degrees of mercury (Hg) capture have been reported within the electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) of coal-fired electric utility boilers. There has been some speculation that the adsorption takes place on the particulate-covered plate electrodes. This convective mass transfer analysis of laminar and turbulent channel flows provides the maximum potential for Hg adsorption by the plate electrodes within an ESP under those conditions. Mass transfer calculations, neglecting electro hydrodynamic (EHD) effects, reveal 65% removal of elemental Hg for a laminar flow within a 15-m-long channel of 0.2-m spacing and 42% removal for turbulent flow within a similar configuration. Both configurations represent specific collection areas (SCAs) that are significantly larger than conventional ESPs in use. Results reflecting more representative SCA values generally returned removal efficiencies of {lt}20%. EHD effects, although potentially substantial at low Reynolds numbers, diminish rapidly with increasing Reynolds number and become negligible at typical ESP operating conditions. The present results indicate maximum Hg removal efficiencies for ESPs that are much less than those observed in practice for comparable ESP operating conditions. Considering Hg adsorption kinetics and finite sorbent capacity in addition to the present mass transfer analyses would yield even lower adsorption efficiencies than the present results. In a subsequent paper, the author addresses the mass transfer potential presented by the charged, suspended particulates during their collection within an ESP and the role they potentially play in Hg capture within ESPs. 28 refs., 4 figs.

Herek L. Clack [Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States). Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass Transfer Testing of a 12.5-cm Rotor Centrifugal Contactor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TRUEX mass transfer tests were performed using a single stage commercially available 12.5 cm centrifugal contactor and stable cerium (Ce) and europium (Eu). Test conditions included throughputs ranging from 2.5 to 15 Lpm and rotor speeds of 1750 and 2250 rpm. Ce and Eu extraction forward distribution coefficients ranged from 13 to 19. The first and second stage strip back distributions were 0.5 to 1.4 and .002 to .004, respectively, throughout the dynamic test conditions studied. Visual carryover of aqueous entrainment in all organic phase samples was estimated at < 0.1 % and organic carryover into all aqueous phase samples was about ten times less. Mass transfer efficiencies of = 98 % for both Ce and Eu in the extraction section were obtained over the entire range of test conditions. The first strip stage mass transfer efficiencies ranged from 75 to 93% trending higher with increasing throughput. Second stage mass transfer was greater than 99% in all cases. Increasing the rotor speed from 1750 to 2250 rpm had no significant effect on efficiency for all throughputs tested.

D. H. Meikrantz; T. G. Garn; J. D. Law; N. R. Mann; T. A. Todd

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Hailstone Physics. Part I, Heat and Mass Transfer, HMT, and Growth  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An all-encompassing new theory of heat and mass transfer, HMT, and growth equations have been developed for freely falling spherical hailstones with diameters of 0.5 to 8 cm. The initial six variables are diameter, liquid water content, air and ...

Roland List

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Bibliography on augmentation of convective heat and mass transfer-II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heat transfer augmentation has developed into a major specialty area in heat transfer research and development. This report presents and updated bibliography of world literature on augmentation. The literature is classified into passive augmentation techniques, which require no external power, and active techniques, which do require external power. The fifteen techniques are grouped in terms of their applications to the various modes of heat transfer. Mass transfer is included for completeness. Key words are included with each citation for technique/mode identification. The total number of publications cited is 3045, including 135 surveys of various techniques and 86 papers on performance evaluation of passive techniques. Patents are not included, as they are the subject of a separate bibliographic report.

Bergles, A.E.; Nirmalan, V.; Junkhan, G.H.; Webb, R.L.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New constraints on methane fluxes and rates of anaerobic methane oxidation in a Gulf of Mexico brine pool via in situ mass spectrometry  

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New constraints on methane fluxes and rates of anaerobic methane oxidation in a Gulf of Mexico Keywords: Methane flux Mass spectrometer Brine pool Methane oxidation Gulf of Mexico a b s t r a c t Deep report direct measurements of methane concentrations made in a Gulf of Mexico brine pool located

Girguis, Peter R.

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Resistances for heat and mass transfer through a liquid-vapor interface in a binary mixture  

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In this paper we calculate the interfacial resistances to heat and mass transfer through a liquid-vapor interface in a binary mixture. We use two methods, the direct calculation from the actual non-equilibrium solution and integral relations, derived earlier. We verify, that integral relations, being a relatively faster and cheaper method, indeed gives the same results as the direct processing of a non-equilibrium solution. Furthermore we compare the absolute values of the interfacial resistances with the ones obtained from kinetic theory. Matching the diagonal resistances for the binary mixture we find that kinetic theory underestimates the cross coefficients. The heat of transfer is as a consequence correspondingly larger.

Kirill Glavatskiy; Dick Bedeaux

2010-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistances for heat and mass transfer through a liquid-vapor interface in a binary mixture  

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In this paper we calculate the interfacial resistances to heat and mass transfer through a liquid-vapor interface in a binary mixture. We use two methods, the direct calculation from the actual non-equilibrium solution and integral relations, derived earlier. We verify, that integral relations, being a relatively faster and cheaper method, indeed gives the same results as the direct processing of a non-equilibrium solution. Furthermore we compare the absolute values of the interfacial resistances with the ones obtained from kinetic theory. Matching the diagonal resistances for the binary mixture we find that kinetic theory underestimates the cross coefficients. The heat of transfer is as a consequence correspondingly larger.

Glavatskiy, Kirill

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ global method for measurement of oxygen demand and mass transfer  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Two aerobic microorganisms, Saccharomycopsis lipolytica and Brevibacterium lactofermentum, have been used in a study of mass transfer and oxygen uptake from a global perspective using a closed gas system. Oxygen concentrations in the gas and liquid were followed using oxygen electrodes, and the results allowed for easy calculation of in situ oxygen transport. The cell yields on oxygen for S. lipolytica and B. lactofermentum were 1.01 and 1.53 g/g respectively. The mass transfer coefficient was estimated as 10 h{sup {minus}1} at 500 rpm for both fermentations. The advantages with this method are noticeable since the use of model systems may be avoided, and the in situ measurements of oxygen demand assure reliable data for scale-up.

Klasson, K.T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Chemical Technology Div.; Lundbaeck, K.M.O.; Clausen, E.C.; Gaddy, J.L. [Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Heat and mass transfer in packed bed liquid desiccant regenerators -- An experimental investigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Liquid desiccant cooling can provide control of temperature and humidity, while at the same time lowering the electrical energy requirement for air conditioning. Since the largest energy requirement associated with desiccant cooling is low temperature heat for desiccant regeneration, the regeneration process greatly influences the overall system performance. Therefore, the effects of variables such as air and desiccant flow rates, air temperature and humidity, desiccant temperature and concentration, and the area available for heat and mass transfer on the regeneration process are of great interest. Due to the complexity of the regeneration process, which involves simultaneous heat and mass transfer, theoretical modeling must be verified by experimental studies. However, a limited number of experimental studies are reported in the literature. This paper presents results from a detailed experimental investigation of the heat and mass transfer between a liquid desiccant (triethylene glycol) and air in a packed bed regenerator using high liquid flow rates. To regenerate the desiccant, it is heated to temperatures readily obtainable from flat-plate solar collectors. A high performance packing that combines good heat and mass transfer characteristics with low pressure drop is used. The rate of water evaporation, as well as the effectiveness of the regeneration process is assessed based on the variables listed above. Good agreement is shown to exist between the experimental findings and predictions from finite difference modeling. In addition, the findings in the present study are compared to findings previously reported in the literature. Also, the results presented here characterize the important variables that impact the system design.

Martin, V.; Goswami, D.Y.

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Fundamental Drop Dynamics and Mass Transfer Experiments to Support Solvent Extraction Modeling Efforts  

SciTech Connect

In support of the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling Simulation Safeguards and Separations (NEAMS SafeSep) program, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) worked in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to further a modeling effort designed to predict mass transfer behavior for selected metal species between individual dispersed drops and a continuous phase in a two phase liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) system. The purpose of the model is to understand the fundamental processes of mass transfer that occur at the drop interface. This fundamental understanding can be extended to support modeling of larger LLE equipment such as mixer settlers, pulse columns, and centrifugal contactors. The work performed at the INL involved gathering the necessary experimental data to support the modeling effort. A custom experimental apparatus was designed and built for performing drop contact experiments to measure mass transfer coefficients as a function of contact time. A high speed digital camera was used in conjunction with the apparatus to measure size, shape, and velocity of the drops. In addition to drop data, the physical properties of the experimental fluids were measured to be used as input data for the model. Physical properties measurements included density, viscosity, surface tension and interfacial tension. Additionally, self diffusion coefficients for the selected metal species in each experimental solution were measured, and the distribution coefficient for the metal partitioning between phases was determined. At the completion of this work, the INL has determined the mass transfer coefficient and a velocity profile for drops rising by buoyancy through a continuous medium under a specific set of experimental conditions. Additionally, a complete set of experimentally determined fluid properties has been obtained. All data will be provided to LANL to support the modeling effort.

Kristi Christensen; Veronica Rutledge; Troy Garn

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Experimental study of the heat and mass transfer in a packed bed liquid desiccant air dehumidifier  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Desiccant cooling systems have the ability to provide efficient humidity and temperature control while reducing the electrical energy requirement for air conditioning as compared to a conventional system. Naturally, the desiccant air dehumidification process greatly influences the overall performance of the desiccant system. Therefore, the effects of variables such as air and desiccant flow rates, air temperature and humidity, desiccant temperature and concentration, and the area available for heat and mass transfer are of great interest. Due to the complexity of the dehumidification process, theoretical modeling relies heavily upon experimental studies. However, a limited number of experimental studies are reported in the literature. This paper presents results from a detailed experimental investigation of the heat and mass transfer between a liquid desiccant (triethylene glycol) and air in a packed bed absorption tower using high liquid flow rates. A high performance packing that combines good heat and mass transfer characteristics with low pressure drop is used. The rate of dehumidification, as well as the effectiveness of the dehumidification process are assessed based on the variables listed above. Good agreement is shown to exist between the experimental findings and predictions from finite difference modeling. In addition, a comparison between the findings in the present study and findings previously reported in the literature is made. The results obtained from this study make it possible to characterize the important variables which impact the system design.

Oeberg, V.; Goswami, D.Y. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Method and system for simulating heat and mass transfer in cooling towers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a system and method for simulating the performance of a cooling tower. More precisely, the simulator of the present invention predicts values related to the heat and mass transfer from a liquid (e.g., water) to a gas (e.g., air) when provided with input data related to a cooling tower design. In particular, the simulator accepts input data regarding: (a) cooling tower site environmental characteristics; (b) cooling tower operational characteristics; and (c) geometric characteristics of the packing used to increase the surface area within the cooling tower upon which the heat and mass transfer interactions occur. In providing such performance predictions, the simulator performs computations related to the physics of heat and mass transfer within the packing. Thus, instead of relying solely on trial and error wherein various packing geometries are tested during construction of the cooling tower, the packing geometries for a proposed cooling tower can be simulated for use in selecting a desired packing geometry for the cooling tower.

Bharathan, Desikan (Lakewood, CO); Hassani, A. Vahab (Golden, CO)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

FEHMN 1.0: Finite element heat and mass transfer code; Revision 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computer code is described which can simulate non-isothermal multi-phase multicomponent flow in porous media. It is applicable to natural-state studies of geothermal systems and groundwater flow. The equations of heat and mass transfer for multiphase flow in porous and permeable media are solved sing the finite element method. The permeability and porosity of the medium are allowed to depend on pressure and temperature. The code also has provisions for movable air and water phases and noncoupled tracers; that is, tracer solutions that do not affect the heat and mass transfer solutions. The tracers can be passive or reactive. The code can simulate two-dimensional, two-dimensional radial, or three-dimensional geometries. A summary of the equations in the model and the numerical solution procedure are provided in this report. A user`s guide and sample problems are also included. The FEHMN (Finite Element Heat and Mass Nuclear) code, described in this report, is a version of FEHM (Finite Element Heat and Mass, Zyvoloski et al., 1988) developed for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). The main use of FEHMN will be to assist in the understanding of flow fields in the saturated zone below the potential Yucca Mountain repository.

Zyvoloski, G.; Dash, Z.; Kelkar, S.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Visualization of gas–liquid mass transfer and wake structure of rising bubbles using pH-sensitive PLIF  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) technique for visualizing gas–liquid mass transfer and wake structure of rising gas bubbles is described. The method uses an aqueous solution of the pH-sensitive dye Naphthofluorescein ...

Stohr, M.

80

Comments on article 'symmetric heat and mass transfer in a rotating spherical layer,' JETP 94 (3), 459 (2002)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analytic solutions to the heat and mass transfer equations, which were obtained in [1], are corrected. It is shown that the dependence of the growth rate of the Earth's inner core on heat flux changes in this case.

Alexandrov, D. V., E-mail: Dmitri.Alexandrov@usu.ru; Malygin, A. P. [Ural Federal University (Russian Federation)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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81

MASS TRANSFER TO ROTATING DISKS AND ROTATING RINGS IN LAMINAR, TRANSITION, AND FULLY DEVELOPED TURBULENT FLOW  

SciTech Connect

Experimental data and theoretical calculations are presented for the mass-transfer rate to rotating disks and rotating rings when laminar, transition, and fully developed turbulent flow exist upon different portions of the surface. Good agreement of data and the model is obtained for rotating disks and relatively thick rotating rings. Results of the calculations for thin rings generally exceed the experimental data measured in transition and turbulent flow. A y{sup +{sup 3}} form for the eddy diffusivity is used to fit the data. No improvement is noticed with a form involving both y{sup +{sup 3}} and y{sup +{sup 3}}.

Law Jr., C.G.; Pierini, P.; Newman, J.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Modeling of solid-side mass transfer in desiccant particle beds  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A model is proposed for heat and mass transfer in a packed bed of desiccant particles and accounts for both Knudsen and surface diffusion within the particles. Using the model, predictions are made for the response of thin beds of silica gel particles to a step change in air inlet conditions compared to mental results. The predictions are found to be satisfactory and, in general, superior to those of pseudogas-side controlled models commonly used for the design of desiccant dehumidifiers for solar air conditioning application.

Pesaran, A.A.; Mills, A.F.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Onset of dry-wall heat transfer in low-mass-flux spray cooling  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports on an experimental investigation that was performed to study a low-mass-flux, spray nucleate boiling phenomenon termed dry wall during which all the impinging liquid is immediately vaporized upon contact with the heated surface. Measurements of wall heat flux and spray coolant mass flux were performed together with a characterization of spray parameters (such as local droplet size and velocity), using a laser-based diagnostic technique. Two different atomizing nozzles were used, and the effect of liquid subcooling on the transition was also studied. The transition to the dry-wall heat transfer regime was found to correlate well with the average global concentration of the spray obtained by the ratio of the spray mass flux to the average global concentration of the spray obtained by the ratio of the spray mass flux to the average spray velocity. The experimental results showed that above a concentration of approximately 0.20 kg/m{sup 3}, no evidence was seen of transition to dry wall. This concentration corresponding to transition was found to be independent of the two different nozzle types used in this study.

Webb, B.W.; Queiroz, M.; Oliphant, K.N.; Bonin, M.P. (Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (US))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

FEHMN 1.0: Finite element heat and mass transfer code  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A computer code is described which can simulate non-isothermal multiphase multicomponent flow in porous media. It is applicable to natural-state studies of geothermal systems and ground-water flow. The equations of heat and mass transfer for multiphase flow in porous and permeable media are solved using the finite element method. The permeability and porosity of the medium are allowed to depend on pressure and temperature. The code also has provisions for movable air and water phases and noncoupled tracers; that is, tracer solutions that do not affect the heat and mass transfer solutions. The tracers can be passive or reactive. The code can simulate two-dimensional, two-dimensional radial, or three-dimensional geometries. A summary of the equations in the model and the numerical solution procedure are provided in this report. A user`s guide and sample problems are also included. The main use of FEHMN will be to assist in the understanding of flow fields in the saturated zone below the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository. 33 refs., 27 figs., 12 tabs.

Zyvoloski, G.; Dash, Z.; Kelkar, S.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

MASS TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS FOR A NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID AND WATER WITH AND WITHOUT ANTI-FOAM AGENTS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Mass transfer rates were measured in a large scale system, which consisted of an 8.4 meter tall by 0.76 meter diameter column containing one of three fluids: water with an anti-foam agent, water without an anti-foam agent, and AZ101 simulant, which simulated a non-Newtonian nuclear waste. The testing contributed to the evaluation of large scale mass transfer of hydrogen in nuclear waste tanks. Due to its radioactivity, the waste was chemically simulated, and due to flammability concerns oxygen was used in lieu of hydrogen. Different liquids were used to better understand the mass transfer processes, where each of the fluids was saturated with oxygen, and the oxygen was then removed from solution as air bubbled up, or sparged, through the solution from the bottom of the column. Air sparging was supplied by a single tube which was co-axial to the column, the decrease in oxygen concentration was recorded, and oxygen measurements were then used to determine the mass transfer coefficients to describe the rate of oxygen transfer from solution. Superficial, average, sparging velocities of 2, 5, and 10 mm/second were applied to each of the liquids at three different column fill levels, and mass transfer coefficient test results are presented here for combinations of superficial velocities and fluid levels.

Leishear, R.

2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

86

The Correlation of Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer Experimental Data for Vertical Falling Film Absorption  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Absorption chillers are gaining global acceptance as quality comfort cooling systems. These machines are the central chilling plants and the supply for cotnfort cooling for many large commercial buildings. Virtually all absorption chillers use lithium bromide (LiBr) and water as the absorption fluids. Water is the refrigerant. Research has shown LiBr to he one of the best absorption working fluids because it has a high affinity for water, releases water vapor at relatively low temperatures, and has a boiling point much higher than that of water. The heart of the chiller is the absorber, where a process of simultaneous heat and mass transfer occurs as the refrigerant water vapor is absorbed into a falling film of aqueous LiBr. The more water vapor absorbed into the falling film, the larger the chiller?s capacity for supporting comfort cooling. Improving the performance of the absorber leads directly to efficiency gains for the chiller. The design of an absorber is very empirical and requires experimental data. Yet design data and correlations are sparse in the open literature. The experimental data available to date have been derived at LiBr concentrations ranging from 0.30 to 0.60 mass fraction. No literature data are readily available for the design operating conditions of 0.62 and 0.64 mass fraction of LiBr and absorber pressures of 0.7 and 1.0 kPa.

Keyhani, M.; Miller, W.A.

1999-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

87

The Synergism Between Heat and Mass Transfer Additive and Advanced Surfaces in Aqueous LiBr Horizontal Tube Absorbers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experiments were conducted in a laboratory to investigate the absorption of water vapor into a falling-film of aqueous lithium bromide (LiBr). A mini-absorber test stand was used to test smooth tubes and a variety of advanced tube surfaces placed horizontally in a single-row bundle. The bundle had six copper tubes; each tube had an outside diameter of 15.9-mm and a length of 0.32-m. A unique feature of the stand is its ability to operate continuously and support testing of LiBr brine at mass fractions {ge} 0.62. The test stand can also support testing to study the effect of the failing film mass flow rate, the coolant mass flow rate, the coolant temperature, the absorber pressure and the tube spacing. Manufacturers of absorption chillers add small quantities of a heat and mass transfer additive to improve the performance of the absorbers. The additive causes surface stirring which enhances the transport of absorbate into the bulk of the film. Absorption may also be enhanced with advanced tube surfaces that mechanically induce secondary flows in the falling film without increasing the thickness of the film. Several tube geometry's were identified and tested with the intent of mixing the film and renewing the interface with fresh solution from the tube wall. Testing was completed on a smooth tube and several different externally enhanced tube surfaces. Experiments were conducted over the operating conditions of 6.5 mm Hg absorber pressure, coolant temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 C and LiBr mass fractions ranging from 0.60 through 0.62. Initially the effect of tube spacing was investigated for the smooth tube surface, tested with no heat and mass transfer additive. Test results showed the absorber load and the mass absorbed increased as the tube spacing increased because of the improved wetting of the tube bundle. However, tube spacing was not a critical factor if heat and mass transfer additive was active in the mini-absorber. The additive dramatically affected the hydrodynamics of the falling film and a droplet flow regime was evident for testing at all tube spacings. The mechanical mixing of the advanced surfaces increased the mass transfer to about 75% of that observed on a smooth tube bundle, tested with heat and mass transfer additive. Testing with heat and mass transfer additive and advanced surfaces demonstrated a synergistic effect which doubled the mass absorbed from that observed with only the advanced surface. The overall film-side heat transfer coefficient for the advanced tube bundles doubled with the addition of 500-wppm of 2-ethyl-1- hexanol.

Miller, W.A.

1999-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

88

Intramolecular Isotope Effects for the Study of Reactions with MassTransfer Limitations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The research presented provides a method to use the comparison of intermolecular isotope effects vs. the intramolecular isotope effects for the study of reactions in which study of the rate limiting step is ambiguous due to interfering mass transfer effects. The oxidation of unfunctionalized hydrocarbons at mild conditions developed by Sir Derek Barton, the Gif reaction is the model used. The history is provided to demonstrate the relevance of using this model as one which could show the usefulness of this method. Evidence has been provided and used to theorize that the rate limiting step of the reaction may be diffusion of the reactants, not a chemical change. Starting materials were made which would allow for the measurement for both the intermolecular and intramolecular KIE and those values were compared. The results show that there is little difference between the intermolecular and intramolecular KIE, therefore the reaction is not diffusion controlled.

Wagner, Joshua G.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Transient heat and mass transfer in a drop experiencing absorption with internal circulation  

SciTech Connect

Absorption of gas and vapor into moving liquid droplet is frequently encountered in numerous applications in chemical industries and refrigeration technology. Here, transient heat and mass transfer associated with a moving liquid drop during absorption was numerically studied in this work. The roles played by the internal circulation inside the droplet and the exothermic heat effect were demonstrated. The numerical results reveal that the significant absorption enhancement by internal circulation becomes negligible with the increase of exothermic absorption heat. The highly exothermic system of LiBr/H{sub 2}O, which is used as a typical refrigerant/absorbent combination in commercial absorption heat pump (AHP), was selected as an example to illustrate this point.

Lu, H.H.; Wu, T.C.; Yang, Y.M.; Maa, J.R. [National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Experimental and theoretical investigation of heat and mass transfer processes during wood pyrolysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thermal decomposition of 25.4 mm diameter dry wood spheres is studied both experimentally and theoretically. Wood spheres were pyrolyzed in a vertical tube furnace at temperatures ranging from 638 K to 879 K. Mass loss and temperatures of the sample were measured during pyrolysis. Center temperature measurements showed two distinct thermal events consisting of sequential endothermic and exothermic reactions. A numerical investigation of these endo/exothermic reactions using various pyrolysis kinetics models was conducted to determine the pyrolysis mechanism and the heats of the pyrolysis reactions. A comparison of the experimental and numerical results showed that (i) Contrary to the suggestions in the literature, the contributions of the secondary tar decomposition and lignin decomposition to the center temperature exothermic peak are small. (ii) Exothermic decomposition of the intermediate solid is responsible for the center temperature peak. (iii) The center temperature plateau is caused by the endothermic decomposition of cellulose. (iv) Internal pressure generation was found to be quite important because it controls the pyrolyzate mass transfer and thus affects both the heat transfer and the residence time of the pyrolysis gases for secondary decomposition. Based on the experimental and numerical results, a new wood pyrolysis model is proposed. The model consists of three endothermic parallel reactions producing tar, gas and intermediate solid and subsequent exothermic decomposition of the intermediate solid to char and exothermic decomposition of tar to char and gas. The proposed pyrolysis model shows good agreement with the experiments. Pressure calculations based on the new pyrolysis model revealed that high pressure is generated inside the biomass particle during pyrolysis and sample splitting was observed during the experiments. The splitting is due to both weakening of the structure and internal pressure generation during pyrolysis. At low heating rates, structural weakness is the primary factor, whereas at high heating rates, internal pressure is the determining factor. It is expected that moisture, while not considered in this work will have a similar effect, but at lower temperatures. (author)

Park, Won Chan; Atreya, Arvind [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2158 GGBL 2350 Hayward St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Baum, Howard R. [Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, 3106-D J.M. Patterson Building, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

91

Stellar masses of SDSS-III BOSS galaxies at z~0.5 and constraints to galaxy formation models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We calculate stellar masses for ~400,000 massive luminous galaxies at redshift ~0.2-0.7 using the first two years of data from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). Stellar masses are obtained by fitting model spectral energy distributions to u,g,r,i,z magnitudes. Accurate BOSS spectroscopic redshifts are used to constrain the fits. We find that the distribution of stellar masses in BOSS is narrow (Delta log M ~0.5 dex) and peaks at about log M/M_sun ~ 11.3 (for a Kroupa initial stellar mass function), and that the mass sampling is uniform over the redshift range 0.2 to 0.6, in agreement with the intended BOSS target selection. The galaxy masses probed by BOSS extend over ~ 10^{12} M_{sun}, providing unprecedented measurements of the high-mass end of the galaxy mass function. We find that the galaxy number density above ~ 2.5 10^{11} M_{sun} agrees with previous determinations within 2sigma, but there is a slight offset towards lower number densities in BOSS. This alleviates a tension between th...

Maraston, Claudia; Henriques, Bruno M; Thomas, Daniel; Wake, David; Brownstein, Joel R; Capozzi, Diego; Bundy, Kevin; Skibba, Ramin A; Beifiori, Alessandra; Nichol, Robert C; Edmondson, Edd; Schneider, Don P; Chen, Yanmei; Masters, Karen L; Steele, Oliver; Bolton, Adam S; York, Donald G; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Brewington, Howard; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Snedden, Stephanie; Oravetz, Daniel; Pan, Kaike; Shelden, Alaina; Simmons, Audrey

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Constraints on the correlation between QSO luminosity and host halo mass from high-redshift quasar clustering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent measurements of high-redshift QSO clustering from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey indicate that QSOs at z~4 have a bias b~14. We find that this extremely high clustering amplitude, combined with the corresponding space density, constrains the dispersion in the L-Mhalo relation to be less than 50% at 99% confidence for the most conservative case of a 100% duty cycle. This upper limit to the intrinsic dispersion provides as strong a constraint as current upper limits to the intrinsic dispersion in the local M_BH-sigma relation and the ratio of bolometric to Eddington luminosity of luminous QSOs.

Martin White; Paul Martini; J. D. Cohn

2007-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

93

A diffusion-kinetic model for pulverized-coal combustion and heat-and-mass transfer in a gas stream  

SciTech Connect

A diffusion-kinetic model for pulverized-coal combustion and heat-and-mass transfer in a gas stream is proposed, and the results of numerical simulation of the burnout dynamics of Kansk-Achinsk coals in the pulverized state at different treatment conditions and different model parameters are presented. The mathematical model describes the dynamics of thermochemical conversion of solid organic fuels with allowance for complex physicochemical phenomena of heat-and-mass exchange between coal particles and the gaseous environment.

E.A. Boiko; S.V. Pachkovskii [Polytechnic Institute, Federal University of Siberia, Krasnoyarsk (Russian Federation)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

94

Simulation of lean NOx trap performance with microkinetic chemistry and without mass transfer.  

SciTech Connect

A microkinetic chemical reaction mechanism capable of describing both the storage and regeneration processes in a fully formulated lean NO{sub x} trap (LNT) is presented. The mechanism includes steps occurring on the precious metal, barium oxide (NO{sub x} storage), and cerium oxide (oxygen storage) sites of the catalyst. The complete reaction set is used in conjunction with a transient plug flow reactor code to simulate not only conventional storage/regeneration cycles with a CO/H{sub 2} reductant, but also steady flow temperature sweep experiments that were previously analyzed with just a precious metal mechanism and a steady state code. The results show that NO{sub x} storage is not negligible during some of the temperature ramps, necessitating a re-evaluation of the precious metal kinetic parameters. The parameters for the entire mechanism are inferred by finding the best overall fit to the complete set of experiments. Rigorous thermodynamic consistency is enforced for parallel reaction pathways and with respect to known data for all of the gas phase species involved. It is found that, with a few minor exceptions, all of the basic experimental observations can be reproduced with these purely kinetic simulations, i.e., without including mass-transfer limitations. In addition to accounting for normal cycling behavior, the final mechanism should provide a starting point for the description of further LNT phenomena such as desulfation and the role of alternative reductants.

Larson, Rich; Daw, C. Stuart (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN); Pihl, Josh A. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN); Chakravarthy, V. Kalyana (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Mass transfer of volatile organic compounds from drinking water to indoor air: The role of residential dishwashers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Contaminated tap water may be a source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in residential indoor air. To better understand the extent and impact of chemical emissions from this source, a two-phase mass balance model was developed based on mass transfer kinetics between each phase. Twenty-nine experiments were completed using a residential dishwasher to determine model parameters. During each experiment, inflow water was spiked with a cocktail of chemical tracers with a wide range of physicochemical properties. In each case, the effects of water temperature, detergent, and dish-loading pattern on chemical stripping efficiencies and mass transfer coefficients were determined. Dishwasher headspace ventilation rates were also measured using an isobutylene tracer gas. Chemical stripping efficiencies for a single cycle ranged from 18% to 55% for acetone, from 96% to 98% for toluene, and from 97% to 98% for ethylbenzene and were consistently 100% for cyclohexane. Experimental results indicate that dishwashers have a relatively low but continuous ventilation rate that results in significant chemical storage within the headspace of the dishwasher. In conjunction with relatively high mass transfer coefficients, low ventilation rates generally lead to emissions that are limited by equilibrium conditions after approximately 1--2 min of dishwasher operation.

Howard-Reed, C.; Corsi, R.L. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering; Moya, J. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental assessment and modeling of organic compound interphase mass-transfer rates in multiphase subsurface systems. Progress report  

SciTech Connect

During the initial eight month period of this grant, work has been conducted on all facets of the project. Significant progress has been made in the design, construction and testing of the experimental apparatus. Investigation of methods for characterizing the physical forms of non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) residuals (globules or blobs) has led to a narrowing of possible approaches. Development of a numerical simulator that accomodates multiphase transport with mass transfer rate interactions is well underway.

Weber, W.J. Jr.; Abriola, L.M.

1990-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

97

Measurement and modeling of energetic material mass transfer to soil pore water :project CP-1227 FY03 annual technical report.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Military test and training ranges operate with live fire engagements to provide realism important to the maintenance of key tactical skills. Ordnance detonations during these operations typically produce minute residues of parent explosive chemical compounds. Occasional low order detonations also disperse solid phase energetic material onto the surface soil. These detonation remnants are implicated in chemical contamination impacts to groundwater on a limited set of ranges where environmental characterization projects have occurred. Key questions arise regarding how these residues and the environmental conditions (e.g., weather and geostratigraphy) contribute to groundwater pollution impacts. This report documents interim results of experimental work evaluating mass transfer processes from solid phase energetics to soil pore water. The experimental work is used as a basis to formulate a mass transfer numerical model, which has been incorporated into the porous media simulation code T2TNT. This report documents the results of the Phase III experimental effort, which evaluated the impacts of surface deposits versus buried deposits, energetic material particle size, and low order detonation debris. Next year, the energetic material mass transfer model will be refined and a 2-d screening model will be developed for initial site-specific applications. A technology development roadmap was created to show how specific R&D efforts are linked to technology and products for key customers.

Phelan, James M.; Barnett, James L.; Kerr, Dayle R.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

KINEMATICS AND CHEMISTRY OF STARS ALONG THE SAGITTARIUS TRAILING TIDAL TAIL AND CONSTRAINTS ON THE MILKY WAY MASS DISTRIBUTION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present three-dimensional (3D) kinematics of Sagittarius (Sgr) trailing tidal debris in six fields located 70 Degree-Sign -130 Degree-Sign along the stream from the Sgr dwarf galaxy core. The data are from our proper-motion (PM) survey of Kapteyn's Selected Areas, in which we have measured accurate PMs to faint magnitudes in {approx}40' Multiplication-Sign 40' fields evenly spaced across the sky. The radial velocity (RV) signature of Sgr has been identified among our follow-up spectroscopic data in four of the six fields and combined with mean PMs of spectroscopically confirmed members to derive space motions of Sgr debris based on {approx}15-64 confirmed stream members per field. These kinematics are compared to predictions of the Law and Majewski model of Sgr disruption; we find reasonable agreement with model predictions in RVs and PMs along Galactic latitude. However, an upward adjustment of the local standard of rest velocity ({Theta}{sub LSR}) from its standard 220 km s{sup -1} to at least 232 {+-} 14 km s{sup -1} (and possibly as high as 264 {+-} 23 km s{sup -1}) is necessary to bring 3D model debris kinematics and our measurements into agreement. Satisfactory model fits that simultaneously reproduce known position, distance, and RV trends of the Sgr tidal streams, while significantly increasing {Theta}{sub LSR}, could only be achieved by increasing the Galactic bulge and disk mass while leaving the dark matter halo fixed to the best-fit values from Law and Majewski. We derive low-resolution spectroscopic abundances along this stretch of the Sgr stream and find a constant [Fe/H] {approx} -1.15 (with {approx}0.5 dex scatter in each field-typical for dwarf galaxy populations) among the four fields with reliable measurements. A constant metallicity suggests that debris along the {approx}60 Degree-Sign span of this study was all stripped from Sgr on the same orbital passage.

Carlin, Jeffrey L.; Majewski, Steven R.; Patterson, Richard J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States); Casetti-Dinescu, Dana I.; Girard, Terrence M. [Astronomy Department, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States); Law, David R., E-mail: jc4qn@mail.astro.virginia.edu, E-mail: carlij@rpi.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)

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HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER IN A FAULT-CONTROLLED GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR CHARGED AT CONSTANT PRESSURE  

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1975. Heat Transfer in Geothermal Systems, 11 in Advances inHydrothermal Systems, Geothermal Resources (eds. L. RybackI. G. , The Simulation of Geothermal Systems with a Simple

Goyal, K.P.

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Analysis of Sensitivities and Error Propagation in Heat and Mass Transfer of Spheroidal Hailstones Using Spreadsheets  

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In conformity with experimental results the heat transfer of gyrating spherical hailstones is divided into two parts. One takes place over a normally wet but supercooled equatorial region of limited roughness, whiles the other occurs over a rough,...

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1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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User's Manual for the FEHM Application-A Finite-Element Heat- and Mass-Transfer Code  

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This document is a manual for the use of the FEHM application, a finite-element heat- and mass-transfer computer code that can simulate nonisothermal multiphase multicomponent flow in porous media. The use of this code is applicable to natural-state studies of geothermal systems and groundwater flow. A primary use of the FEHM application will be to assist in the understanding of flow fields and mass transport in the saturated and unsaturated zones below the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The equations of heat and mass transfer for multiphase flow in porous and permeable media are solved in the FEHM application by using the finite-element method. The permeability and porosity of the medium are allowed to depend on pressure and temperature. The code also has provisions for movable air and water phases and noncoupled tracers; that is, tracer solutions that do not affect the heat- and mass-transfer solutions. The tracers can be passive or reactive. The code can simulate two-dimensional, two-dimensional radial, or three-dimensional geometries. In fact, FEHM is capable of describing flow that is dominated in many areas by fracture and fault flow, including the inherently three-dimensional flow that results from permeation to and from faults and fractures. The code can handle coupled heat and mass-transfer effects, such as boiling, dryout, and condensation that can occur in the near-field region surrounding the potential repository and the natural convection that occurs through Yucca Mountain due to seasonal temperature changes. The code is also capable of incorporating the various adsorption mechanisms, ranging from simple linear relations to nonlinear isotherms, needed to describe the very complex transport processes at Yucca Mountain. This report outlines the uses and capabilities of the FEHM application, initialization of code variables, restart procedures, and error processing. The report describes all the data files, the input data, including individual input records or parameters, and the various output files. The system interface is described, including the software environment and installation instructions. Examples illustrating various aspects of the code are sprinkled throughout the report, and the final section demonstrates how to construct an input file, shows typical code execution, and gives three examples: heat conduction in a square, a reactive-transport problem, and Problem 5, Case of the DOE Code Comparison Project.

George A. Zyvoloski; Bruce A. Robinson; Zora V. Dash; Lynn L. Trease

1997-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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V753 MON: A UNIQUE CLOSE BINARY JUST AFTER THE EVOLUTIONARY STAGE WITH THE SHORTEST PERIOD DURING MASS TRANSFER  

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We discovered that the O-C curve of V753 Mon shows an upward parabolic change while undergoing a cyclic variation with a period of 13.5 yr. The upward parabolic change reveals a long-term period increase at a rate of P-dot = +7.8 x 10{sup -8} days yr{sup -1}. Photometric solutions determined using the Wilson-Devinney method confirm that V753 Mon is a semi-detached binary system where the slightly less massive, hotter component star is transferring mass to the more massive one. This is in agreement with the long-term increase of the orbital period. The increase of the orbital period, the mass ratio very close to unity, and the semi-detached configuration with a less massive lobe-filling component all suggest that V753 Mon is on a key evolutionary stage just after the evolutionary stage with the shortest period during mass transfer. The results in this paper will shed light on the formation of massive contact binaries and the evolution of binary stars. The cyclic oscillation in the O-C diagram indicates that V753 Mon may be a triple system containing an extremely cool stellar companion that may play an important role for the formation and evolution in the binary system.

Qian, S.-B.; Zhang, J.; Wang, J.-J.; Zhu, L.-Y.; Liu, L.; Zhao, E. G.; Li, L.-J.; He, J.-J., E-mail: qsb@ynao.ac.cn [Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), P.O. Box 110, 650011 Kunming (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflfit - Tcl constraints  

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Tcl constraints. At present constraints are interpreted as Tcl code. This ... instead. The usual Tcl syntax applies to constraints. ...

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International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, volume 39, issue 10, December 2012, Pages 15191521.  

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.P. Hodson, T.J. Lu, Fluid-flow and endwall heat-transfer characteristics of an ultralight lattice and water as the working fluid. Thermodynamic design principles for a multifunctional heat pipe sandwich.P. Hodson, D.T. Queheillalt, D.J. Sypeck, H.N.G. Wadley, The effects of topology upon fluid-flow and heat

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Kinetics of nonisothermal adsorption by biporous adsorbents. Communication 5. Analytical description of the temperature curves and determination of mass- and heat-transfer parameters  

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The authors have presented an analytical description of the temperature and kinetic curves for adsorbent granules in the form of plates, and they have proposed methods for the determination of the mass- and heat-transfer parameters based on experimental temperature curves. In the case of the Xe-CaA system the adsorption process is controlled by the external heat transfer.

Bezus, A.G.; Voloshchuk, A.M.; Gorlov, V.A.; Dubinin, M.M.; Zikanova, A.; Kochirzhik, M.

1987-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass transfer during the prefission step in the 17.0-MeV/u {sup 132}Xe+ {sup 238}U interaction  

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The process of mass transfer is investigated occurring during the first of two steps of the 17.0-MeV/u {sup 132}Xe + {sup 238}U heavy-ion reaction. Mass of the projectile-like nucleus after the first reaction step has been determined by the Fokker-Planck equation. Results have been compared with previously reported measurements.

Savovic, S., E-mail: savovic@kg.ac.rs [Faculty of Science (Serbia); Djordjevich, A. [City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Jokic, S. [Institute of Nuclear Science 'Vinca' (Serbia); Khan, E. U. [CIIT, Department of Physics (Pakistan)

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Effects of suspended particles on the rate of mass transfer to a rotating disk electrode. [Ferric cyanide  

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Limiting currents for the reduction of ferric cyanide at a rotating disk were determined in the presence of 0 to 40 percent by volume of spherical glass beads. Experiments were conducted with six different particle diameters, and with rotation speeds in the range of 387 to 270 rpm, usong both a 0.56 cm and a 1.41 cm radius disk electrode. It was established that at a given rpm upon addition of glass beads in the limiting current, i/sub L/, may increase to more than three times its value without solids. This increase in limiting current density is greater at high rotation speeds and with the larger disk electrode. i/sub L/ as a function of particle diameter yields at maximum at approx. 10 ..mu..m. Two mass transfer models are offered to explain this behavior, both of which assume that the beads are in contact with the disk electrode and moving parallel to its surface. In the surface renewal model it is assumed that complete mixing takes place with the passage of each bead and the boundary layer is replaced with fresh bulk solution. While with the particle film model it is assumed the bead and a clinging film of fluid rotate together. The film promotes mass transfer by alternately absorbing and desorbing the diffusing species. The particle film model best explains the observed behavior of the limiting current density. Calculations of stirring power required verses i/sub L/ observed, show that adding beads to increase i/sub L/ consumes less additional power than simply increasing the rotation speed alone and even permits a decrease in the amount of stirring energy required per unit reactant consumed, at limiting current conditions.

Roha, D.J.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF ALTERNATE ANTIFOAM AGENTS, NOBLE METALS, MIXING SYSTEMS AND MASS TRANSFER ON GAS HOLDUP AND RELEASE FROM NONNEWTONIAN SLURRIES  

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Gas holdup tests performed in a small-scale mechanically-agitated mixing system at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) were reported in 2006. The tests were for a simulant of waste from the Hanford Tank 241-AZ-101 and featured additions of DOW Corning Q2-3183A Antifoam agent. Results indicated that this antifoam agent (AFA) increased gas holdup in the waste simulant by about a factor of four and, counter intuitively, that the holdup increased as the simulant shear strength decreased (apparent viscosity decreased). These results raised questions about how the AFA might affect gas holdup in Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) vessels mixed by air sparging and pulse-jet mixers (PJMs). And whether the WTP air supply system being designed would have the capacity to handle a demand for increased airflow to operate the sparger-PJM mixing systems should the AFA increase retention of the radiochemically generated flammable gases in the waste by making the gas bubbles smaller and less mobile, or decrease the size of sparger bubbles making them mix less effectively for a given airflow rate. A new testing program was developed to assess the potential effects of adding the DOW Corning Q2-3183A AFA to WTP waste streams by first confirming the results of the work reported in 2006 by Stewart et al. and then determining if the AFA in fact causes such increased gas holdup in a prototypic sparger-PJM mixing system, or if the increased holdup is just a feature of the small-scale agitation system. Other elements of the new program include evaluating effects other variables could have on gas holdup in systems with AFA additions such as catalysis from trace noble metals in the waste, determining mass transfer coefficients for the AZ-101 waste simulant, and determining whether other AFA compositions such as Dow Corning 1520-US could also increase gas holdup in Hanford waste. This new testing program was split into two investigations, prototypic sparger-PJM tests and modeling being conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and small-scale agitation tests and evaluations of effects waste and AFA ingredients have on gas retention and mass transfer being conducted at SRNL. Only work conducted at SRNL is reported here. Key results are: (1) The unexpected gas holdup behavior reported in 2006 for a small-scale agitation system is confirmed. The gas holdup data from small-scale and bench-scale impeller-type mixing systems reported herein show very different trends than the behavior exhibited by the prototypic sparger-PJM mixing system tested in the PNNL APEL facility. Results obtained from testing this 1/4-scale prototypic mixing system will be reported by PNNL. The reason for this difference in holdup behavior between the two different mixing systems is not known at this time. Consequently, data from the small mechanical agitation systems should not be extrapolated to prototypic plant conditions. (2) Bench-scale and small-scale tests conducted with Dow Corning 1520-US AFA show it to be a viable replacement to Dow Corning Q2-3183A AFA. This alternative AFA will, however, require significantly higher dosage (concentration) to perform the same antifoam function. (3) Addition of noble metals to the AZ-101 waste simulant does not produce a catalytic gas retention effect with the AFA. The Gas holdup is similar whether or not noble metals are present in the AZ-101 simulant. (4) Mass transfer tests were performed in a large (0.76 m diameter) bubble column filled to 1.3, 3.4, and 7.4 m elevations with water and the AZ-101 waste simulant. Mass transfer coefficients for air bubbles emanating from a prototypic 0.051 m diameter sparger were obtained from the transient decay of dissolved oxygen concentration in the initially saturated fluids. Adding AFA to water reduces the mass transfer coefficient slightly. AFA addition reduces the mass transfer coefficient for AZ-101 simulant more than it does for water because the shear strength of the simulant allows for larger bubble sizes, and larger bubbles have smaller surf

Guerrero, H; Mark Fowley, M; Charles Crawford, C; Michael Restivo, M; Robert Leishear, R

2007-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental Study on the Mass Transfer Process of CO2 from Liquid CO2 Drops under Simulated Deep-Sea Conditons  

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An Experimental Study on the Mass Transfer Process of An Experimental Study on the Mass Transfer Process of CO 2 from Liquid CO 2 Drops under Simulated Deep-Sea Conditions Akihiro Yamasaki (akihiroy@nimc.go.jp) Keiichi Ogasawara Ho Teng National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research 1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba 3058565, JAPAN Satoko Takano Minoru Fujii Yukio Yanagisawa School of Frontier Science, Institute of Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo,7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 1138656, JAPAN Abstract Mass transfer behavior of CO 2 from liquid CO 2 drops under simulated deep-sea conditions has been studied in a laboratory scale experimental apparatus. Liquid CO 2 was injected into the water of high pressure ( p > 50 bar) and low temperature ( T < 288 K) conditions through a nozzle. After injection, liquid CO

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Evaluation of 5-cm Centrifugal Contactor Hydraulic and Mass Transfer Performance for Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction of Cesium  

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A test program has been conducted in which the use of pilot-scale centrifugal solvent extraction contactors for cesium removal from an alkaline waste stream has been successfully demonstrated. The program was designed specifically to evaluate the use of centrifugal contactors having 5-cm-diam rotors for the removal of cesium from alkaline high-level waste (HLW) that was generated and is being stored at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS). The removal of cesium from this waste is highly desirable because it will reduce the volume of waste that must be treated and disposed of as HLW. The parameters applied in the test effort are those that have been established for the Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) process, a multistage extraction operation that has been designed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). In the CSSX process, cesium is extracted by calix(4)arene-bis-(fert-octylbenzo-crown-6), commonly referred to as BOBCalixC6. The extract is scrubbed with dilute (0.05 M) nitric acid, both to remove coextracted elements (primarily potassium and sodium) and to adjust the pH of the extract to facilitate recovery of the cesium. The scrubbed solvent is contacted with 0.001 M HNO{sub 3}, which results in the stripping of the cesium from the solvent into the aqueous acid. The CSSX process flow rates have been established so to produce a cesium concentration in the strip effluent that is 12 to 15 times the concentration in the waste stream that enters the extraction section of the cascade. Results from initial hydraulic testing of a commercially available 5-cm contactor under CSSX conditions indicated that the mixing of feed solutions within the unit (which is critical to efficient solute transfer) was limited by a feature of the contactor that was designed to increase throughput and improve separation performance. In the design, phase separation is improved by reducing turbulence within the contactor. Subsequent to the initial hydraulic test: cesium transfer tests were performed using contactors arranged in both single-stage and multistage arrangements. Results of these tests confirmed that phase mixing within the contactor was inadequate. In an effort to improve mixing within the contactor and thereby increase mass transfer efficiency, two minor modifications were made to a single contactor unit. One modification was the replacement of the bottom plate from the vendor-supplied contactor housing, which was equipped with curved (impeller-type) vanes, with a bottom assembly that had straight radial vanes. The latter configuration is the standard used in all existing ANL, ORNL, and SRS contactor designs. The second modification involved enlargement of the opening in the bottom of the rotor through which dispersion from the contactor mixing zone enters the rotor for separation. By increasing the rotor opening sufficiently, the rotor loses pumping efficiency to such an extent that accumulation of a hydrostatic head in the annular mixing zone is required for solution to be pumped through the contactor to the organic and aqueous discharge ports. By causing a volume of liquid to accumulate in the mixing zone, it is expected that phase mixing will be improved. Following modification of a contactor, hydraulic testing was repeated to determine flow parameters to be applied in mass transfer testing using the modified device. As expected, test results indicated that the maximum throughputs that could be achieved using the modified contactor under extraction and stripping conditions were lower than those obtained using the ''as-received'' unit. However, phase separation performance within the reduced operating envelope was excellent. Most importantly, cesium transfer stage efficiencies were significantly improved over those obtained using the unmodified device and resulted in attainment of the target CSSX process decontamination factor of 40,000 when extrapolated to the baseline CSSX contactor cascade.

Birdwell, J.F.

2001-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and Analysis on the Heat and Mass Transfer Processes of a Three-Stage Tower Type of Solar Desalination Unit  

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Based on the mechanism of the falling film evaporation and condensation. A three-stage tower type of desalination unit has been designed[1]. Meanwhile the heat and mass transfers are analyzed and studied according to results from the references [2]-[5] ... Keywords: Water treatment technology, Falling film evaporation and condensation, Solar energ

Chen Ziqian; Xie Guo; Zheng Hongfei; Chen Zhili

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume Quality Assurance Project Plan  

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The purpose of the project is to conduct research at an Integrated Field-Scale Research Challenge Site in the Hanford Site 300 Area, CERCLA OU 300-FF-5 (Figure 1), to investigate multi-scale mass transfer processes associated with a subsurface uranium plume impacting both the vadose zone and groundwater. The project will investigate a series of science questions posed for research related to the effect of spatial heterogeneities, the importance of scale, coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes, and measurements/approaches needed to characterize a mass-transfer dominated system. The research will be conducted by evaluating three (3) different hypotheses focused on multi-scale mass transfer processes in the vadose zone and groundwater, their influence on field-scale U(VI) biogeochemistry and transport, and their implications to natural systems and remediation. The project also includes goals to 1) provide relevant materials and field experimental opportunities for other ERSD researchers and 2) generate a lasting, accessible, and high-quality field experimental database that can be used by the scientific community for testing and validation of new conceptual and numerical models of subsurface reactive transport.

Fix, N. J.

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A transient heat and mass transfer model of residential attics used to simulate radiant barrier retrofits. Part 1: Development  

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This paper describes a transient heat and mass transfer model of residential attics. The model is used to predict hourly ceiling heat gain/loss in residences with the purpose of estimating reductions in cooling and heating loads produced by radiant barriers. The model accounts for transient conduction, convection, and radiation and incorporates moisture and air transport across the attic. Environmental variables, such as solar loads on outer attic surfaces and sky temperatures, are also estimated. The model is driven by hourly weather data which include: outdoor dry bulb air temperature, horizontal solar and sky radiation, wind speed and direction, relative humidity (or dew point), and cloud cover data. The output of the model includes ceiling heat fluxes, inner and outer heat fluxes from all surfaces, inner and outer surface temperatures, and attic dry bulb air temperatures. The calculated fluxes have been compared to experimental data of side-by-side testing of attics retrofit with radiant barriers. The model predicts ceiling heat flows with an error of less than 10% for most cases.

Medina, M.A. [Texas A and M Univ., Kingsville, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; O`Neal, D.L. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Turner, W.D. [Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, TX (United States). Energy Systems Lab.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction in biomass burning aerosol light absorption upon humidification: Roles of inorganically-induced hygroscopicity, particle collapse, and photoacoustic heat and mass transfer  

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Smoke particle emissions from the combustion of biomass fuels typical for the western and southeastern United States were studied and compared under high humidity and ambient conditions in the laboratory. The fuels used are Montana ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), southern California chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum), and Florida saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). Information on the non-refractory chemical composition of biomass burning aerosol from each fuel was obtained with an aerosol mass spectrometer and through estimation of the black carbon concentration from light absorption measurements at 870 nm. Changes in the optical and physical particle properties under high humidity conditions were observed for hygroscopic smoke particles containing substantial inorganic mass fractions that were emitted from combustion of chamise and palmetto fuels. Light scattering cross sections increased under high humidity for these particles, consistent with the hygroscopic growth measured for 100 nm particles in HTDMA measurements. Photoacoustic measurements of aerosol light absorption coefficients reveal a 20% reduction with increasing relative humidity, contrary to the expectation of light absorption enhancement by the liquid coating taken up by hygroscopic particles. This reduction is hypothesized to arise from two mechanisms: 1. Shielding of inner monomers after particle consolidation or collapse with water uptake; 2. The contribution of mass transfer through evaporation and condensation at high relative humidity to the usual heat transfer pathway for energy release by laser heated particles in the photoacoustic measurement of aerosol light absorption. The mass transfer contribution is used to evaluate the fraction of aerosol surface covered with liquid water solution as a function of RH.

lewis, Kristen A.; Arnott, W. P.; Moosmuller, H.; Chakrabarti, Raj; Carrico, Christian M.; Kreidenweis, Sonia M.; Day, Derek E.; Malm, William C.; Laskin, Alexander; Jimenez, Jose L.; Ulbrich, Ingrid M.; Huffman, John A.; Onasch, Timothy B.; Trimborn, Achim; Liu, Li; Mishchenko, M.

2009-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Wetting and Mass Transfer Properties of Organic Chemical Mixtures in Vadose Zone Materials on Groundwater Contamination by Nonaqueous Phase Liquids  

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Previous studies have found that organic acids, organic bases, and detergent-like chemicals change surface wettability. The wastewater and NAPL mixtures discharged at the Hanford site contain such chemicals, and their proportions likely change over time due to reaction-facilitated aging. The specific objectives of this work were to (1) determine the effect of organic chemical mixtures on surface wettability, (2) determine the effect of organic chemical mixtures on CCl4 volatilization rates from NAPL, and (3) accurately determine the migration, entrapment, and volatilization of organic chemical mixtures. Five tasks were proposed to achieve the project objectives. These are to (1) prepare representative batches of fresh and aged NAPL-wastewater mixtures, (2) to measure interfacial tension, contact angle, and capillary pressure-saturation profiles for the same mixtures, (3) to measure interphase mass transfer rates for the same mixtures using micromodels, (4) to measure multiphase flow and interphase mass transfer in large flow cell experiments, all using the same mixtures, and (5) to modify the multiphase flow simulator STOMP in order to account for updated P-S and interphase mass transfer relationships, and to simulate the impact of CCl4 in the vadose zone on groundwater contamination. Results and findings from these tasks and summarized in the attached final report.

Charles J Werth; Albert J Valocchi, Hongkyu Yoon

2011-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of the Models and Methods for the FEHM Application-A Finite-Element Heat- and Mass-Transfer Code  

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The mathematical models and numerical methods employed by the FEHM application, a finite-element heat- and mass-transfer computer code that can simulate nonisothermal multiphase multi-component flow in porous media, are described. The use of this code is applicable to natural-state studies of geothermal systems and groundwater flow. A primary use of the FEHM application will be to assist in the understanding of flow fields and mass transport in the saturated and unsaturated zones below the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The component models of FEHM are discussed. The first major component, Flow- and Energy-Transport Equations, deals with heat conduction; heat and mass transfer with pressure- and temperature-dependent properties, relative permeabilities and capillary pressures; isothermal air-water transport; and heat and mass transfer with noncondensible gas. The second component, Dual-Porosity and Double-Porosity/Double-Permeability Formulation, is designed for problems dominated by fracture flow. Another component, The Solute-Transport Models, includes both a reactive-transport model that simulates transport of multiple solutes with chemical reaction and a particle-tracking model. Finally, the component, Constitutive Relationships, deals with pressure- and temperature-dependent fluid/air/gas properties, relative permeabilities and capillary pressures, stress dependencies, and reactive and sorbing solutes. Each of these components is discussed in detail, including purpose, assumptions and limitations, derivation, applications, numerical method type, derivation of numerical model, location in the FEHM code flow, numerical stability and accuracy, and alternative approaches to modeling the component.

George A. Zyvoloski; Bruce A. Robinson; Zora V. Dash; Lynn L. Trease

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MASS TRANSFER AND HYDRAULIC TESTING OF THE V-05 AND V-10 CONTACTORS WITH THE NEXT GENERATION SOLVENT  

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The Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) Unit (MCU) facility is actively pursuing the transition from the current BOBCalixC6 based solvent to the Next Generation Solvent (NGS)- MCU solvent. To support this integration of NGS into the MCU facilities, Savannah River Remediation (SRR) requested that Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) perform testing of a blend of the NGS (MaxCalix based solvent) with the current solvent (BOBCalixC6 based solvent) for the removal of cesium (Cs) from the liquid salt waste stream. This testing differs from prior testing by utilizing a blend of BOBCalixC6 based solvent and the NGS with the full (0.05 M) concentration of the MaxCalix as well as a new suppressor, tris(3,7dimethyloctyl) guanidine. Single stage tests were conducted using the full size V-05 and V-10 centrifugal contactors installed at SRNL. These tests were designed to determine the mass transfer and hydraulic characteristics with the NGS solvent blended with the projected heel of the BOBCalixC6 based solvent that will exist in MCU at time of transition. The test program evaluated the amount of organic carryover and the droplet size of the organic carryover phases using several analytical methods. Stage efficiency and mass distribution ratios were determined by measuring Cs concentration in the aqueous and organic phases during single contactor testing. The nominal cesium distribution ratio, D(Cs) measured for extraction ranged from 37-60. The data showed greater than 96% stage efficiency for extraction. No significant differences were noted for operations at 4, 8 or 12 gpm aqueous salt simulant feed flow rates. The first scrub test (contact with weak caustic solution) yielded average scrub D(Cs) values of 3.3 to 5.2 and the second scrub test produced an average value of 1.8 to 2.3. For stripping behavior, the “first stage” D(Cs) values ranged from 0.04 to 0.08. The efficiency of the low flow (0.27 gpm aqueous) was calculated to be 82.7%. The Spreadsheet Algorithm for Stagewise Solvent Extraction (SASSE) predicted equivalent DF for MCU from this testing is greater than 3,500 assuming 95% efficiency during extraction and 80% efficiency during scrub and strip. Hydraulically, the system performed very well in all tests. Target flows were easily obtained and stable throughout testing. Though some issues were encountered with plugging in the coalescer, they were not related to the solvent. No hydraulic upsets due to the solvent were experienced during any of the tests conducted. The first extraction coalescer element used in testing developed high pressure drop that made it difficult to maintain the target flow rates. Analysis showed an accumulation of sodium aluminosilicate solids. The coalescer was replaced with one from the same manufacturer’s lot and pressure drop was no longer an issue. Concentrations of Isopar™ L and Modifier were measured using semi-volatile organic analysis (SVOA) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to determine the amount of solvent carryover. For low-flow (0.27 gpm aqueous) conditions in stripping, SVOA measured the Isopar™ L post-contactor concentration to be 25 mg/L, HPLC measured 39 mg/L of Modifier. For moderate-flow (0.54 gpm aqueous) conditions, SVOA measured the Isopar™ L postcontactor to be ~69 mg/L, while the HPLC measured 56 mg/L for Modifier. For high-flow (0.8 gpm aqueous) conditions, SVOA measured the Isopar™ L post-contactor to be 39 mg/L. The post-coalescer (pre-decanter) measurements by SVOA for Isopar™ L were all less than the analysis detection limit of 10 mg/L. The HPLC measured 18, 22 and 20 mg/L Modifier for the low, medium, and high-flow rates respectively. In extraction, the quantity of pre-coalescer Isopar™ L carryover measured by SVOA was ~280- 410 mg/L at low flow (4 gpm aqueous), ~400-450 mg/L at moderate flow (8 gpm aqueous), and ~480 mg/L at high flow (12 gpm aqueous). The amount of post coalescer (pre-decanter) Isopar™ L carryover measured by SVOA was less than 45 mg/L for all flow rates. HPLC results for Modifier were 182, 217 and

Herman, D.; Duignan, M.; Williams, M.; Peters, T.; Poirier, M.; Fondeur, F.

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

118

The Influence of Radiative Transfer on the Mass and Heat Budgets of Ice Crystals Failing in the Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A theoretical study was carried out to investigate the effect of radiative heating and cooling on the mass and heat budgets of an ice crystal. Equations describing the radiative budget of an ice crystal were derived and particle absorption ...

Graeme L. Stephens

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Author manuscript, published in "8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montréal: Canada (2009)" A SIMPLE GAS-LIQUID MASS TRANSFER JET SYSTEM,  

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Abstract: An original gas-liquid contacting system is proposed, consisting of a pump, an orifice, a vertical tube coaxial to the orifice and an impinging plate. The pump generates a downward vertical liquid jet through the orifice situated above the gas-liquid dispersion level. The two phase jet is directed towards an impinging plate near the bottom of the tank and dispersed in the volume of the liquid. Liquid is withdrawn below the impinging plate and recycled. This reactor may be used for gas-liquid reactions (ie hydrogenations) and also to mix liquids, to disperse particles, to oxygenate waste water etc…. Performances and design rules of this equipment are proposed. Then, the results are compared to performances of bubble columns, stirred tanks, and other academic and industrial jet systems. It is shown that, at a given energy dissipation, this system yields much higher mass transfer densities than a classical stirred tank provided with a Rushton turbine. Finally some suggestions about mass transfer mechanisms and efficiency of dissipated power are given.

Roger Botton; Dominique Cosserat; Souhila Poncin; Gabriel Wild

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Typing constraint logic programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a prescriptive type system with parametric polymorphism and subtyping for constraint logic programs. The aim of this type system is to detect programming errors statically. It introduces a type discipline for constraint logic programs and ... Keywords: Constraint logic programming, Metaprogramming, Prolog, subtyping, type systems

François Fages; Emmanuel Coquery

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry to Characterize Volatile Organic Compound Sources at the La Porte Super Site During the Texas Air Quality Study 2000  

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Proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) was deployed for continuous real-time monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at a site near the Houston Ship Channel during the Texas Air Quality Study 2000. Overall, 28 ions dominated the PTR-MS mass spectra and were assigned as anthropogenic aromatics (e.g., benzene, toluene, xylenes) and hydrocarbons (propene, isoprene), oxygenated compounds (e.g., formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acetone, methanol, C7 carbonyls), and three nitrogencontaining compounds (e.g., HCN, acetonitrile and acrylonitrile). Biogenic VOCs were minor components at this site. Propene was the most abundant lightweight hydrocarbon detected by this technique with concentrations up to 100+ nmol mol-1, and was highly correlated with its oxidation products, formaldehyde (up to ~40 nmol mol-1) and acetaldehyde (up to ~80 nmol/mol), with typical ratios close to 1 in propene-dominated plumes. In the case of aromatic species the high time resolution of the obtained data set helped in identifying different anthropogenic sources (e.g., industrial from urban emissions) and testing current emission inventories. A comparison with results from complimentary techniques (gas chromatography, differential optical absorption spectroscopy) was used to assess the selectivity of this on-line technique in a complex urban and industrial VOC matrix and give an interpretation of mass scans obtained by ‘‘soft’’ chemical ionization using proton-transfer via H3O+. The method was especially valuable in monitoring rapidly changing VOC plumes which passed over the site, and when coupled with meteorological data it was possible to identify likely sources.

Karl, Thomas G.; Jobson, B Tom T.; Kuster, W. C.; Williams, Eric; Stutz, Jochen P.; Shetter, Rick; Hall, Samual R.; Goldan, P. D.; Fehsenfeld, Fred C.; Lindinger, Werner

2003-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

122

Mass-transfer characteristics of a membrane permeation cell and its application to the kinetic studies of solvent extraction  

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In this, paper, a stirred membrane permeation cell was used to investigate the interfacial transfer kinetics between two immiscible phases. The diffusion boundary layer resistances on either side of membrane and the intrinsic membrane resistance were first determined by measuring the fluxes of simple diffusions of acetic acid and iodine. The possibility of the application of this permeation cell for studying the kinetics of metal extraction was then examined. The extraction of vanadium(IV) from sulfate solutions with bis(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid dissolved in kerosene was chosen as the model system. It was found that an easy-to-follow method was provided to eliminate the effect of diffusional resistances on the apparent extraction rates and consequently the intrinsic chemical reaction rates could be obtained.

Juang, R.S.; Lo, R.H. (Yuan-Ze Inst. of Tech., Taoyuan (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Logic programming with temporal constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Combines logic programming and temporal constraint processing techniques in a language called TCLP (Temporal Constraint Logic Programming), which augments logic programs with temporal constraints. Known algorithms for processing disjunctions in temporal ... Keywords: Datalog, Simple TCLP, TCLP language, decidable fragment, disjunction processing algorithms, quantification, relation symbols, syntactic structure, temporal constraint logic programming, temporal constraint networks, temporal constraint satisfaction problems, temporal logic, temporal occurrence intervals

E. Schwalb; L. Vila

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFRC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume January 2011 to January 2012  

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The Integrated Field Research Challenge (IFRC) at the Hanford Site 300 Area uranium (U) plume addresses multi-scale mass transfer processes in a complex subsurface biogeochemical setting where groundwater and riverwater interact. A series of forefront science questions on reactive mass transfer motivates research. These questions relate to the effect of spatial heterogeneities; the importance of scale; coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes; and measurements and approaches needed to characterize and model a mass-transfer dominated biogeochemical system. The project was initiated in February 2007, with CY 2007, CY 2008, CY 2009, and CY 2010 progress summarized in preceding reports. A project peer review was held in March 2010, and the IFRC project acted upon all suggestions and recommendations made in consequence by reviewers and SBR/DOE. These responses have included the development of 'Modeling' and 'Well-Field Mitigation' plans that are now posted on the Hanford IFRC web-site, and modifications to the IFRC well-field completed in CY 2011. The site has 35 instrumented wells, and an extensive monitoring system. It includes a deep borehole for microbiologic and biogeochemical research that sampled the entire thickness of the unconfined 300 A aquifer. Significant, impactful progress has been made in CY 2011 including: (i) well modifications to eliminate well-bore flows, (ii) hydrologic testing of the modified well-field and upper aquifer, (iii) geophysical monitoring of winter precipitation infiltration through the U-contaminated vadose zone and spring river water intrusion to the IFRC, (iv) injection experimentation to probe the lower vadose zone and to evaluate the transport behavior of high U concentrations, (v) extended passive monitoring during the period of water table rise and fall, and (vi) collaborative down-hole experimentation with the PNNL SFA on the biogeochemistry of the 300 A Hanford-Ringold contact and the underlying redox transition zone. The modified well-field has functioned superbly without any evidence for well-bore flows. Beyond these experimental efforts, our site-wide reactive transport models (PFLOTRAN and eSTOMP) have been updated to include site geostatistical models of both hydrologic properties and adsorbed U distribution; and new hydrologic characterization measurements of the upper aquifer. These increasingly robust models are being used to simulate past and recent U desorption-adsorption experiments performed under different hydrologic conditions, and heuristic modeling to understand the complex functioning of the smear zone. We continued efforts to assimilate geophysical logging and 3D ERT characterization data into our site wide geophysical model, with significant and positive progress in 2011 that will enable publication in 2012. Our increasingly comprehensive field experimental results and robust reactive transport simulators, along with the field and laboratory characterization, are leading to a new conceptual model of U(VI) flow and transport in the IFRC footprint and the 300 Area in general, and insights on the microbiological community and associated biogeochemical processes influencing N, S, C, Mn, and Fe. Collectively these findings and higher scale models are providing a unique and unparalleled system-scale understanding of the biogeochemical function of the groundwater-river interaction zone.

Zachara, John M.; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Christensen, John N.; Conrad, Mark S.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Freshley, Mark D.; Haggerty, Roy; Hammond, Glenn E.; Kent, Douglas B.; Konopka, Allan; Lichtner, Peter C.; Liu, Chongxuan; McKinley, James P.; Murray, Christopher J.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Rubin, Yoram; Vermeul, Vincent R.; Versteeg, Roelof J.; Zheng, Chunmiao

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

125

Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFRC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge (IFRC) at the Hanford Site 300 Area uranium (U) plume addresses multi-scale mass transfer processes in a complex hydrogeologic setting where groundwater and riverwater interact. A series of forefront science questions on mass transfer are posed for research which relate to the effect of spatial heterogeneities; the importance of scale; coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes; and measurements and approaches needed to characterize and model a mass-transfer dominated system. The project was initiated in February 2007, with CY 2007 and CY 2008 progress summarized in preceding reports. The site has 35 instrumented wells, and an extensive monitoring system. It includes a deep borehole for microbiologic and biogeochemical research that sampled the entire thickness of the unconfined 300 A aquifer. Significant, impactful progress has been made in CY 2009 with completion of extensive laboratory measurements on field sediments, field hydrologic and geophysical characterization, four field experiments, and modeling. The laboratory characterization results are being subjected to geostatistical analyses to develop spatial heterogeneity models of U concentration and chemical, physical, and hydrologic properties needed for reactive transport modeling. The field experiments focused on: (1) physical characterization of the groundwater flow field during a period of stable hydrologic conditions in early spring, (2) comprehensive groundwater monitoring during spring to characterize the release of U(VI) from the lower vadose zone to the aquifer during water table rise and fall, (3) dynamic geophysical monitoring of salt-plume migration during summer, and (4) a U reactive tracer experiment (desorption) during the fall. Geophysical characterization of the well field was completed using the down-well Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) array, with results subjected to robust, geostatistically constrained inversion analyses. These measurements along with hydrologic characterization have yielded 3D distributions of hydraulic properties that have been incorporated into an updated and increasingly robust hydrologic model. Based on significant findings from the microbiologic characterization of deep borehole sediments in CY 2008, down-hole biogeochemistry studies were initiated where colonization substrates and spatially discrete water and gas samplers were deployed to select wells. The increasingly comprehensive field experimental results, along with the field and laboratory characterization, are leading to a new conceptual model of U(VI) flow and transport in the IFRC footprint and the 300 Area in general, and insights on the microbiological community and associated biogeochemical processes. A significant issue related to vertical flow in the IFRC wells was identified and evaluated during the spring and fall field experimental campaigns. Both upward and downward flows were observed in response to dynamic Columbia River stage. The vertical flows are caused by the interaction of pressure gradients with our heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity field. These impacts are being evaluated with additional modeling and field activities to facilitate interpretation and mitigation. The project moves into CY 2010 with ambitious plans for a drilling additional wells for the IFRC well field, additional experiments, and modeling. This research is part of the ERSP Hanford IFRC at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Zachara, John M.; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Christensen, John N.; Conrad, Mark E.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Freshley, Mark D.; Haggerty, Roy; Hammon, Glenn; Kent, Douglas B.; Konopka, Allan; Lichtner, Peter C.; Liu, Chongxuan; McKinley, James P.; Murray, Christopher J.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Rubin, Yoram; Vermeul, Vincent R.; Versteeg, Roelof J.; Ward, Anderson L.; Zheng, Chunmiao

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFRC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume January 2011 to January 2012  

SciTech Connect

The Integrated Field Research Challenge (IFRC) at the Hanford Site 300 Area uranium (U) plume addresses multi-scale mass transfer processes in a complex subsurface biogeochemical setting where groundwater and riverwater interact. A series of forefront science questions on reactive mass transfer motivates research. These questions relate to the effect of spatial heterogeneities; the importance of scale; coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes; and measurements and approaches needed to characterize and model a mass-transfer dominated biogeochemical system. The project was initiated in February 2007, with CY 2007, CY 2008, CY 2009, and CY 2010 progress summarized in preceding reports. A project peer review was held in March 2010, and the IFRC project acted upon all suggestions and recommendations made in consequence by reviewers and SBR/DOE. These responses have included the development of 'Modeling' and 'Well-Field Mitigation' plans that are now posted on the Hanford IFRC web-site, and modifications to the IFRC well-field completed in CY 2011. The site has 35 instrumented wells, and an extensive monitoring system. It includes a deep borehole for microbiologic and biogeochemical research that sampled the entire thickness of the unconfined 300 A aquifer. Significant, impactful progress has been made in CY 2011 including: (i) well modifications to eliminate well-bore flows, (ii) hydrologic testing of the modified well-field and upper aquifer, (iii) geophysical monitoring of winter precipitation infiltration through the U-contaminated vadose zone and spring river water intrusion to the IFRC, (iv) injection experimentation to probe the lower vadose zone and to evaluate the transport behavior of high U concentrations, (v) extended passive monitoring during the period of water table rise and fall, and (vi) collaborative down-hole experimentation with the PNNL SFA on the biogeochemistry of the 300 A Hanford-Ringold contact and the underlying redox transition zone. The modified well-field has functioned superbly without any evidence for well-bore flows. Beyond these experimental efforts, our site-wide reactive transport models (PFLOTRAN and eSTOMP) have been updated to include site geostatistical models of both hydrologic properties and adsorbed U distribution; and new hydrologic characterization measurements of the upper aquifer. These increasingly robust models are being used to simulate past and recent U desorption-adsorption experiments performed under different hydrologic conditions, and heuristic modeling to understand the complex functioning of the smear zone. We continued efforts to assimilate geophysical logging and 3D ERT characterization data into our site wide geophysical model, with significant and positive progress in 2011 that will enable publication in 2012. Our increasingly comprehensive field experimental results and robust reactive transport simulators, along with the field and laboratory characterization, are leading to a new conceptual model of U(VI) flow and transport in the IFRC footprint and the 300 Area in general, and insights on the microbiological community and associated biogeochemical processes influencing N, S, C, Mn, and Fe. Collectively these findings and higher scale models are providing a unique and unparalleled system-scale understanding of the biogeochemical function of the groundwater-river interaction zone.

Zachara, John M.; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Christensen, John N.; Conrad, Mark S.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Freshley, Mark D.; Haggerty, Roy; Hammond, Glenn E.; Kent, Douglas B.; Konopka, Allan; Lichtner, Peter C.; Liu, Chongxuan; McKinley, James P.; Murray, Christopher J.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Rubin, Yoram; Vermeul, Vincent R.; Versteeg, Roelof J.; Zheng, Chunmiao

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

127

Modeling the heat and mass transfers in temperature-swing adsorption of volatile organic compounds onto activated carbons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A theoretical model was built to simulate the adsorption of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) onto activated carbons in a fixed bed. This model was validated on a set of experimental data obtained for the adsorption of acetone, ethyl formate, and dichloromethane onto five commercial activated carbons. The influence of operating conditions was modeled with various VOC contents at the inlet of the adsorber and superficial velocities of the gas-phase from 0.14 to 0.28 m.s{sup -1}. Breakthrough times and maximum temperature rises were computed with a coefficient of determination of 0.988 and 0.901, respectively. The simulation was then extended to the adsorption of mixtures of VOCs. From the comparison of simulation and experimental results, the advantage of accounting for dispersions of heat and mass is shown and the importance in taking into account the temperature effect on the equilibrium data is demonstrated. 29 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Sylvain Giraudet; Pascaline Pre; Pierre Le Cloirec [Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes (France)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

128

Mobile Concurrent Constraint Programming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an extension of the concurrent constraint programming framework which supports distributed and mobile computations and an enhanced distributed synchronization mechanism.

Nicolas Romero

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Development of a Transient Heat and Mass Transfer Model of Residential Attics to Predict Energy Savings Produced by the Use of Radiant Barriers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A transient heat and mass transfer model was developed to predict ceiling heat gain/loss through the attic space in residences and to accurately estimate savings in cooling and heating loads produced by the use of radiant barriers. The model accounted for transient conduction, convection and radiation and incorporated moisture and air transport across the attic. Environmental variables such as solar loads on outer attic surfaces and sky temperatures were also estimated. The model was driven by hourly weather data which included: time, outdoor air temperature, horizontal sun and sky radiation, wind speed and direction, relative humidity (dew point), and cloud cover data. The outputs of the model were ceiling heat fluxes, inner and outer heat fluxes from all surfaces, inner and outer surface temperatures and attic air temperatures. Transient conduction was modeled using response factors. Response factors were calculated for each attic component based on construction type. Convective heat transfer was modeled using “flat plate” correlations found in the literature and radiative heat transfer was modeled using radiation enclosure theory. Moisture was incorporated via a condensation/evaporation model. A new procedure was developed to account for attic air stratification. Both forced and natural attic ventilation patterns were added to the model for three types of louver combination arrangements. An iterative technique was used to solve a set of simultaneous heat balance equations. The model predictions were compared to experimental data gathered throughout a three year experimental effort of side-by-side testing of attics retrofit with radiant barriers. The model was compared to the experimental data for a variety of situations which included: different attic insulation levels, various attic airflow rates, cooling and heating seasons, and different radiant barrier orientations. The model predicted ceiling heat flows within 10% for most cases. The model was used to run simulations and parametric studies under a diversity of climates, insulation levels and attic airflow patterns. Model predictions and results were presented on the basis of savings produced by the use of radiant barriers. Hourly, daily, and seasonal predictions by the model were in excellent agreement with observed experimental data and with literature.

Medina, M. A.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Constraint and Restoring Force  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Long-lived sensor network applications must be able to self-repair and adapt to changing demands. We introduce a new approach for doing so: Constraint and Restoring Force. CRF is a physics-inspired framework for computing ...

Beal, Jacob

2007-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

131

Unparticle Effects on Unitarity Constraints from Higgs Boson Scattering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the effects of two-body Higgs boson scattering by exchanging unpsrticles. The unparticle contribution can change the standard model prediction for two-body Higgs boson scattering partial wave amplitude significantly leading to modification of the unitarity constraint on the standard model Higgs boson mass. For unparticle dimension $d_\\U$ between 1 and 2, the unitarity constraint on Higgs boson mass can be larger than that in the SM. Information on unparticle interaction can also be obtained.

Xiao-Gang He; Chung-Cheng Wen

2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

132

Global Electroweak Fits and the Higgs Boson Mass  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The current electroweak data and the constraints on the Higgs mass are discussed. Within the context of the Standard Model the data prefer a relatively light Higgs mass.

Peter Renton

2008-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

133

From Typing Constraints to Typed Constraint Systems in CHR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Typing constraint programs requires the exibility of subtyping to properly express coercions between constraint domains. The typing of constraint logic programs as done in the TCLP system for example involves solving complex subtyping constraints. In this paper we present an implementation in CHR of Pottier's algorithm for checking the satisfiability of subtype inequalities. We show that when combined with a CHR implementation of an untyped constraint system, a simple merge of both CHR programs gives rise to a new typed constraint system which enjoys nice semantical properties. This is illustrated with examples of typed unification and TCLP programs.

Emmanuel Coquery; François Fages; Projet Contraintes Inria-rocquencourt

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Constrainted Coherent States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coherent states possess a regularized path integral and gives a natural relation between classical variables and quantum operators. Recent work by Klauder and Whiting has included extended variables, that can be thought of as gauge fields, into this formalism. In this paper, I consider the next step, and look at the roll of first class constraints.

M. C. Ashworth

1996-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

135

WSEAS-HMT'08-Kostic, PAGE 1 of 2 HMT'08-The 5th WSEAS International Conference on HEAT and MASS TRANSFER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. It has been applied to measure heat transfer coefficients of water flowing in a round tube k/cPr pµ= (-) exp experimental q& heat flow rate by unit of volume (W.m -3 ) f fluid R radius (m) i, performed in the GRESPI laboratory of Reims, was to estimate heat transfer coefficients between the flowing

Kostic, Milivoje M.

136

Diagnostic Pressure Equation as a Weak Constraint in a Storm-Scale Three-Dimensional Variational Radar Data Assimilation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic pressure equation is incorporated into a storm-scale three-dimensional variational data assimilation (3DVAR) system in the form of a weak constraint in addition to a mass continuity equation constraint (MCEC). The goal of this ...

Guoqing Ge; Jidong Gao; Ming Xue

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

MassMass transfer andtransfer and MassMass transfer andtransfer and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2, X3,...) = 0 S l iS l i llSelectingSelecting relevant parametersrelevant parameters 1 ratios, angles or volume fractions: take all Fnecessary parameters into account. For example lengths L1: determine thep volume, V, of a cone with h i h h b di d h height h, base diameter d. Simple reasoning gives

Zevenhoven, Ron

138

Adaptive Constraints for Feature Tracking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper extensions to an existing tracking algorithm are described. These extensions implement adaptive tracking constraints in the form of regional upper-bound displacements and an adaptive track smoothness constraint. Together, these ...

K. I. Hodges

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Hardness of Maximum Constraint Satisfaction.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??We show optimal (up to a constant factor) NP-hardness for maximum constraint satisfaction problem with k variables per constraint (Max-k-CSP), whenever k is larger than… (more)

Chan, Siu On

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Constraint Reasoning for Differential Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The basic motivation of this work was the integration of biophysical models within the interval constraints framework for decision support. Comparing the major features of biophysical models with the expressive power of the existing interval constraints ...

Jorge Cruz

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Solving quantified constraint satisfaction problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We make a number of contributions to the study of the Quantified Constraint Satisfaction Problem (QCSP). The QCSP is an extension of the constraint satisfaction problem that can be used to model combinatorial problems containing contingency or uncertainty. ... Keywords: Arc consistency, Quantified Boolean formulas, Quantified constraint satisfaction problems, Random problems, Search algorithms

Ian P. Gent; Peter Nightingale; Andrew Rowley; Kostas Stergiou

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Heat transfer dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As heat transfer technology increases in complexity, it becomes more difficult for those without thermal dynamics engineering training to choose between competitive heat transfer systems offered to meet their drying requirements. A step back to the basics of heat transfer can help professional managers and papermakers make informed decisions on alternative equipment and methods. The primary forms of heat and mass transfer are reviewed with emphasis on the basics, so a practical understanding of each is gained. Finally, the principles and benefits of generating infrared energy by combusting a gaseous hydrocarbon fuel are explained.

Smith, T.M. (Marsden, Inc., Pennsauken, NJ (United States))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Propagation algorithms for lexicographic ordering constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Finite-domain constraint programming has been used with great success to tackle a wide variety of combinatorial problems in industry and academia. To apply finite-domain constraint programming to a problem, it is modelled by a set of constraints on a ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, constraint programming, constraint propagation, constraints, generalized arc consistency, lexicographic ordering, matrix models, symmetry, symmetry breaking

Alan M. Frisch; Brahim Hnich; Zeynep Kiziltan; Ian Miguel; Toby Walsh

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Unparticle effects on unitarity constraints from Higgs boson scattering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the effects of two-body Higgs boson scattering by exchanging unparticles. The unparticle contribution can change the standard model prediction for two-body Higgs boson scattering partial wave amplitude significantly leading to modification of the unitarity constraint on the standard model Higgs boson mass. For unparticle dimension d{sub U} between 1 and 2, the unitarity constraint on the Higgs boson mass can be larger than that in the standard model. Information on unparticle interaction can also be obtained.

He Xiaogang; Wen Chungcheng [Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Extreme Sensitivity in Biological ...  

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146

Cosmological Constraints from the SDSS maxBCG Cluster Catalog  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We use the abundance and weak lensing mass measurements of the SDSS maxBCG cluster catalog to simultaneously constrain cosmology and the richness-mass relation of the clusters. Assuming a flat {Lambda}CDM cosmology, we find {sigma}{sub 8}({Omega}{sub m}/0.25){sup 0.41} = 0.832 {+-} 0.033 after marginalization over all systematics. In common with previous studies, our error budget is dominated by systematic uncertainties, the primary two being the absolute mass scale of the weak lensing masses of the maxBCG clusters, and uncertainty in the scatter of the richness-mass relation. Our constraints are fully consistent with the WMAP five-year data, and in a joint analysis we find {sigma}{sub 8} = 0.807 {+-} 0.020 and {Omega}{sub m} = 0.265 {+-} 0.016, an improvement of nearly a factor of two relative to WMAP5 alone. Our results are also in excellent agreement with and comparable in precision to the latest cosmological constraints from X-ray cluster abundances. The remarkable consistency among these results demonstrates that cluster abundance constraints are not only tight but also robust, and highlight the power of optically-selected cluster samples to produce precision constraints on cosmological parameters.

Rozo, Eduardo; /CCAPP; Wechsler, Risa H.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Rykoff, Eli S.; /UC, Santa Barbara; Annis, James T.; /Fermilab; Becker, Matthew R.; /Chicago U. /KICP, Chicago; Evrard, August E.; /Michigan U. /Michigan U., MCTP; Frieman, Joshua A.; /Fermilab /KICP, Chicago /Chicago U.; Hansen, Sarah M.; /UC, Santa Cruz; Hao, Jia; /Michigan U.; Johnston, David E.; /Northwestern U.; Koester, Benjamin P.; /KICP, Chicago /Chicago U.; McKay, Timothy A.; /Michigan U. /Michigan U., MCTP; Sheldon, Erin S.; /Brookhaven; Weinberg, David H.; /CCAPP /Ohio State U.

2009-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

147

Performance characteristics of open-flow liquid desiccant solar collector/regenerator for solar cooling applications. Part I: two dimensional analysis of heat and mass transfer for open flow over rough inclined surfaces  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This work presents an analytical approach to simulate the combined heat and mass transfer on the interface between wetted collector surface and ambient air. Emphasis was placed on the development of a mathematical model of turbulent natural convection on an inclined rough plate. The effect of surface velocity is also considered. The systems of partial differential equations governing fluid motion, heat and mass transfer along an inclined flat plate were formulated in terms of vorticity transport and stream function equations. One-equation model of turbulence was used to compute the turbulent viscosity. The length scale used in this model was expressed algebraically in terms of the mixing length. A length scale modified function was derived to take into account the bouyancy effects on turbulence. The effect of surface roughness was taken into a account by introducing a characteristic roughness length. A computational technique was developed to solve the resulting elliptic partial differential equations. This technique involved an 'inflow-outflow' scheme to determine the free boundary conditions at the leading and trailing edges of the inclined plate. The validity of this computational technique was tested and confirmed by some testing problems. Among these are (1) laminar natural convection on an inclined isothermal plate (2) turbulent natural convection on a vertical isothermal plate and (3) turbulent natural convection on an inclined constant heat flux flat plate.

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1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Self-calibrating mass spectrometer. Project accomplishment summary for DOE Technology Transfer Initiative project 92-Y12P-055-B1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A mass spectrometer gas analyzer analyzes gas mixtures to determine the type and relative amounts of gases that compose the mixture. Cost of the instrument is usually determined by how sensitive the device is; the more sensitive the measurements, the higher the price. Critical to getting good results from a mass spectrometer gas analyzer is having the instrument calibrated. An uncalibrated instrument will do qualitative analysis, but not quantitative analysis. The purpose of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was to develop a way to calibrate a gas analyzer with minimal effort by the operator. Using technology originally developed for nuclear weapons applications, researchers from the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and from Vacuum Technology, Inc. (VTI), developed a calibration method that uses metal hydride (hydrogen that is in solid form). The entire sequence is controlled by computer software developed as part of the CRADA research. After calibration, unknown gas samples are introduced, and the resulting mass spectra are compared to reference spectra appropriately adjusted by the instrument response to the calibrating hydrogen pulse. Because the shifts of the mass spectra of a number of common gases can be predicted by the shifts in the hydrogen peak, hydrogen can be used to calibrate the instrument for a variety of gases. Through the pattern recognition ability of the computer software, the analyzer works not only for hydrogen, but for other gases as well.

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1996-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

149

(Lack of) lensing constraints on cluster dark matter profiles  

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Using stellar dynamics and strong gravitational lensing as complementary probes, Sand et al. (2002, 2003) have recently claimed strong evidence for shallow dark matter density profiles in several lensing clusters, which may conflict with predictions of the Cold Dark Matter paradigm. However, systematic uncertainties in the analysis weaken the constraints. By re-analyzing their data, we argue that the tight constraints claimed by Sand et al., were driven by prior assumptions. Relaxing the assumptions, we find that no strong constraints may be derived on the dark matter inner profile from the Sand et al. data; we find satisfactory fits (with reasonable parameters) for a wide range of inner slopes 0 < beta < 1.4. Useful constraints on the mass distributions of lensing clusters can still be obtained, but they require moving beyond mere measurements of lensing critical radii into the realm of detailed lens modeling.

Neal Dalal; Charles R. Keeton

2003-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

150

Tech Transfer  

Tech Transfer The Industrial Partnerships Office is improving tech transfer processes with our very own Yellow Belt. Several of the Lab's process ...

151

A semi-analytical model for heat and mass transfer in geothermal reservoirs to estimate fracture surface-are-to-volume ratios and thermal breakthrough using thermally-decaying and diffusing tracers  

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A semi-analytical model was developed to conduct rapid scoping calculations of responses of thermally degrading and diffusing tracers in multi-well tracer tests in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). The model is based on an existing Laplace transform inversion model for solute transport in dual-porosity media. The heat- and mass-transfer calculations are decoupled and conducted sequentially, taking advantage of the fact that heat transfer between fractures and the rock matrix is much more rapid than mass transfer and therefore mass transfer will effectively occur in a locally isothermal system (although the system will be nonisothermal along fracture flow pathways, which is accounted for by discretizing the flow pathways into multiple segments that have different temperature histories). The model takes advantage of the analogies between heat and mass transfer, solving the same governing equations with k{sub m}/({rho}C{sub p}){sub w} being substituted for {phi}D{sub m} in the equation for fracture transport and k{sub m}/({rho}C{sub p}){sub m} being subsituted for D{sub m} in the equation for matrix transport; where k = thermal conductivity (cal/cm-s-K), {rho} = density (g/cm{sup 3}), C{sub p} = heat capacity (at constant pressure) (cal/g-K), {phi} = matrix porosity, and D = tracer diffusion coefficient (cm{sup 2}/s), with the subscripts w and m referring to water and matrix, respectively. A significant advantage of the model is that it executes in a fraction of second on a single-CPU personal computer, making it very amenable for parameter estimation algorithms that involve repeated runs to find global minima. The combined thermal-mass transport model was used to evaluate the ability to estimate when thermal breakthrough would occur in a multi-well EGS configuration using thermally degrading tracers. Calculations were conducted to evaluate the range of values of Arrhenius parameters, A and E{sub {alpha}} (pre-exponential factor, 1/s, and activation energy, cal/mol) required to obtain interpretable responses of thermally-degrading tracers that decay according to the rate constant k{sub d} = Ae{sup -E{sub {alpha}}/RT}, where k{sub d} = decay rate constant (1/s), R = ideal gas constant (1.987 cal/mol-K), and T = absolute temperature (K). It is shown that there are relatively narrow ranges of A and E{sub {alpha}} that will result in readily interpretable tracer responses for any given combination of ambient reservoir temperature and working fluid residence time in a reservoir. The combined model was also used to simulate the responses of conservative tracers with different diffusion coefficients as a way of estimating fracture surface-area-to-volume ratios (SA/V) in multi-well EGS systems. This method takes advantage of the fact that the differences in breakthrough curves of tracers with different matrix diffusion coefficients are a function of SA/V. The model accounts for differences in diffusion coefficients as a function of temperature so that tracer responses obtained at different times can be used to obtain consistent estimates of SA/V as the reservoir cools down. Some single-well applications of this approach are simulated with a numerical model to demonstrate the potential to evaluate the effectiveness of EGS stimulations before a second well is drilled.

Reimus, Paul W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

152

Combined CDF and D0 upper limits on $gg\\to H\\to W^+W^-$ and constraints on the Higgs boson mass in fourth-generation fermion models with up to 8.2 fb$^{-1}$ of data  

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We combine results from searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for a standard model Higgs boson (H) in the processes gg {yields} H {yields} W{sup +}W{sup -} and gg {yields} H {yields} ZZ in p{bar p} collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. With 8.2 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity analyzed at CDF and 8.1 fb{sup -1} at D0, the 95% C.L. upper limit on {sigma}(gg {yields} H) x {Beta}(H {yields} W{sup +}W{sup -}) is 1.01 pb at m{sub H} = 120 GeV, 0.40 pb at m{sub H} = 165 GeV, and 0.47 pb at m{sub H} = 200 GeV. Assuming the presence of a fourth sequential generation of fermions with large masses, we exclude at the 95% Confidence Level a standard-model-like Higgs boson with a mass between 124 and 286 GeV.

Benjamin, Doug; /Tufts U.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Heat and mass transfer in a gas in a capillary induced by light with nonuniform intensity distribution over the beam cross section  

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An analysis is presented of the heat and drift fluxes induced by velocity-selective light absorption in a single-component gas in a capillary tube. The light intensity distribution across the beam is assumed to have a Gaussian profile. Kinetic equations are solved numerically to calculate flux profiles and kinetic coefficients quantifying the contributions of surface and collisional mechanisms to light-induced transfer as functions of the Knudsen number, the ratio of the rate of radiative decay of the exited level and intermolecular collision frequency, accommodation coefficient, and the ratio of the tube radius to the light beam radius.

Chernyak, V. G., E-mail: vladimir.chernyak@usu.ru; Polikarpov, A. P., E-mail: alexey.polikarpov@usu.ru [Ural State University (Russian Federation)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

154

Handbook of heat transfer applications (2nd edition)  

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The applications of heat transfer in engineering problems are considered. Among the applications discussed are: mass transfer cooling; heat exchangers; and heat pipes. Consideration is also given to: heat transfer in nonNewtonian fluids; fluidized and packed beds; thermal energy storage; and heat transfer in solar collectors. Additional topics include: heat transfer in buildings; cooling towers and ponds; and geothermal heat transfer.

Rohsenow, W.M.; Hartnett, J.P.; Ganic, E.N.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Control over multiscale systems with constraints. 3. Geometrodynamics of the evolution of systems with varying constraints  

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With the use of the general variational principle of self-organization of systems with varying constraints, namely the principle of dynamical harmonization of systems presented in the first work of the cycle, we advance an approach to the control over the evolution of systems of many particles. The geometric nature of this principle is analyzed. On the basis of the de Broglie--Bohm representation of the Schr\\"odinger equation, we establish a connection of the nonlocality and the coherence of the systems of many particles with mass entropic forces. The defining role of a coherent acceleration and a space-time curvature in the control over the synthesis of new structures in systems with varying constraints is demonstrated. The basic criteria for electromagnetic fields to initiate the processes of self-organizing synthesis and for the quantum properties of a nonlocality on macroscopic scales, which are necessary for the self-organizing synthesis, are formulated.

S. Adamenko; V. Bolotov; V. Novikov

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

156

Available transfer capability calculation with transfer based static security-constrained optimal power flow  

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In power market environment, available transfer capability (ATC) is an important index, indicating the amount of the further usable transmission capacity for commercial trading. ATC calculation is non-trivial when static security constraints are included. ... Keywords: available transfer capability (ATC), optimal power flow, power market, power system, static stability

M. Gandchi; M. Tarafdar Haque; A. Yazdanpanah

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Transferring Data  

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Transferring Data Transferring Data to and from NERSC Yushu Yao 1 Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Overview 2 * Structure of NERSC Systems and Disks * Data Transfer Nodes * Transfer Data from/to NERSC - scp/sftp - bbcp - GridFTP * Sharing Data Within NERSC Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Systems and Disks 3 System Hopper Franklin Carver Euclid Data Transfer Node PDSF Global Home ($HOME) Global Scratch ($GSCRATCH) Project Directory Local Non-shared Scratch Data transfer nodes can access most of the disks, suggested for transferring data in/out NERSC Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Data Transfer Nodes * Two Servers Available Now: - dtn01.nersc.gov and dtn02.nersc.gov - Accessible by all NERSC users * Designed to Transfer Data: - High speed connection to HPSS and NGF (Global Home, Project, and Global Scratch) - High speed ethernet to wide area network

158

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Coal Distribution Constraints  

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Coal Distribution Constraints Project Summary Full Title: Future Impacts of Coal Distribution Constraints on Coal Cost Project ID: 199 Principal Investigator: David McCollum...

159

Gradience, constructions and constraint systems  

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This paper is concerned with the question of quantifying gradient degrees of acceptability by introducing the notion of Density in the context of constructional constraint language processing. We first present here our framework for language processing, ...

Philippe Blache; Jean-Philippe Prost

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Technology Transfer  

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161

Mass transport characterization of a novel gas sparged ...  

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nitrogen gas through the reactor increased the mass transfer coefficient by an ... demonstrated that the gas±liquid transfer coefficient was greater than that for the

162

A unified numerical framework model for simulating flow, transport, and heat transfer in porous and fractured media  

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transport, and heat transfer processes in porous media. 2.1.mass transport, and heat-transfer processes through porousinvolved. These heat-transfer processes are complicated by

Wu, Yu-Shu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Cooper pair transfer in nuclei  

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The second order DWBA implementation of two-particle transfer direct reactions which includes simultaneous and successive transfer, properly corrected by non-orthogonality effects is tested with the help of controlled nuclear structure and reaction inputs against data spanning the whole mass table, and showed to constitute a quantitative probe of nuclear pairing correlations.

G. Potel; A. Idini; F. Barranco; E. Vigezzi; R. A. Broglia

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

164

Constraint-based animation: temporal constraints in the Animus systems  

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Algorithm animation has a growing role in computer-aided algorithm design documentation and debugging, since interactive graphics is a richer channel than text for communication. Most animation is currently done laboriously by hand, and it often has the character of canned demonstrations with restricted user interaction. Animus is a system that allows easy construction of an animation with minimal concern for lower-level graphics programming. Constraints are used to describe the appearance and structure of a picture as well as how those pictures evolve in time. The implementation and support of temporal constraints is a substantive extension to previous constraint languages which had only allowed specification of static state. Use of the Animus system is demonstrated in the creation of animations of dynamic mechanical and electrical-circuit simulations, sorting algorithms, problems in operating systems, and geometric curve-drawing algorithms.

Duisberg, R.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

An automaton Constraint for Local Search  

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We explore the idea of using automata to implement new constraints for local search. This is already a successful approach in constraint-based global search. We show how to maintain the violations of a constraint and its variables via a deterministic ... Keywords: Automaton constraint, Counter automaton, Local search

Jun He; Pierre Flener; Justin Pearson

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Mass, Heat, Salt and Nutrient Fluxes in the South Pacific Ocean  

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An inverse method has been applied to the Scorpio sections spanning the subtropical gyre of the South Pacific. In addition to constraints upon geostrophic fluxes of mass and salt, constraints were written for silica, oxygen and “PO”, and the ...

Carl Wunsch; Dunxin Hu; Barbara Grant

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Conservation of mass and preservation of positivity with ensemble-type Kalman filter algorithms  

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This paper considers incorporation of constraints to enforce physically-based conservation laws in the ensemble Kalman filter. In particular, constraints are used to ensure that the filter ensemble members and the ensemble mean conserve mass and ...

Tijana Janji?; Dennis McLaughlin; Stephen E. Cohn; Martin Verlaan

168

Evaluation of the Hydraulic Capacity and Mass Transfer Efficiency of the CSSX Process with the Optimized Solvent in a Single Stage of 5.5-cm-Diameter Centrifugal Contactor  

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The Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) process has been selected for the separation of cesium from Savannah River Site high-level waste. The solvent composition used in the CSSX process was recently optimized so that the solvent is no longer supersaturated with respect to the calixarene crown ether extractant. Hydraulic performance and mass transfer efficiency testing of a single stage of 5.5-cm ORNL-designed centrifugal contactor has been performed for the CSSX process with the optimized solvent. Maximum throughputs of the 5.5-cm centrifugal contactor, as a function of contactor rotor speed, have been measured for the extraction, scrub, strip, and wash sections of the CSSX flowsheet at the baseline organic/aqueous flow ratios (O/A) of the process, as well as at O/A’s 20% higher and 20% lower than the baseline. Maximum throughputs are comparable to the design throughput of the contactor, as well as with throughputs obtained previously in a 5-cm centrifugal contactor with the non-optimized CSSX solvent formulation. The 20% variation in O/A had minimal effect on contactor throughput. Additionally, mass transfer efficiencies have been determined for the extraction and strip sections of the flowsheet. Efficiencies were lower than the process goal of greater than or equal to 80%, ranging from 72 to 75% for the extraction section and from 36 to 60% in the strip section. Increasing the mixing intensity and/or the solution level in the mixing zone of the centrifugal contactor (residence time) could potentially increase efficiencies. Several methods are available to accomplish this including (1) increasing the size of the opening in the bottom of the rotor, resulting in a contactor which is partially pumping instead of fully pumping, (2) decreasing the number of vanes in the contactor, (3) increasing the vane height, or (4) adding vanes on the rotor and baffles on the housing of the contactor. The low efficiency results obtained stress the importance of proper design of a centrifugal contactor for use in the CSSX process. A prototype of any centrifugal contactors designed for future pilot-scale or full-scale processing should be thoroughly tested prior to implementation.

Law, Jack Douglas; Tillotson, Richard Dean; Todd, Terry Allen

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Evaluation of the Hydraulic Performance and Mass Transfer Efficiency of the CSSX Process with the Optimized Solvent in a Single Stage of 5.5-Cm Diameter Centrifugal Contactor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) process has been selected for the separation of cesium from Savannah River Site high-level waste. The solvent composition used in the CSSX process was recently optimized so that the solvent is no longer supersaturated with respect to the calixarene crown ether extractant. Hydraulic performance and mass transfer efficiency testing of a single stage of 5.5-cm ORNL-designed centrifugal contactor has been performed for the CSSX process with the optimized solvent. Maximum throughputs of the 5.5-cm centrifugal contactor, as a function of contactor rotor speed, have been measured for the extraction, scrub, strip, and wash sections of the CSSX flowsheet at the baseline organic/aqueous flow ratios (O/A) of the process, as well as at O/A's 20% higher and 20% lower than the baseline. Maximum throughputs are comparable to the design throughput of the contactor, as well as with throughputs obtained previously in a 5-cm centrifugal contactor with the non-optimized CSSX solvent formulation. The 20% variation in O/A had minimal effect on contactor throughput. Additionally, mass transfer efficiencies have been determined for the extraction and strip sections of the flowsheet. Efficiencies were lower than the process goal of greater than or equal to 80%, ranging from 72 to 75% for the extraction section and from 36 to 60% in the strip section. Increasing the mixing intensity and/or the solution level in the mixing zone of the centrifugal contactor (residence time) could potentially increase efficiencies. Several methods are available to accomplish this including (1) increasing the size of the opening in the bottom of the rotor, resulting in a contactor which is partially pumping instead of fully pumping, (2) decreasing the number of vanes in the contactor, (3) increasing the vane height, or (4) adding vanes on the rotor and baffles on the housing of the contactor. The low efficiency results obtained stress the importance of proper design of a centrifugal contactor for use in the CSSX process. A prototype of any centrifugal contactors designed for future pilot-scale or full-scale processing should be thoroughly tested prior to implementation.

Law, J.D.; Tillotson, R.D.; Todd, T.A.

2002-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

170

Precision Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This note presents constraints on Standard Model parameters using published and preliminary precision electroweak results measured at the electron-positron colliders LEP and SLC. The results are compared with precise electroweak measurements from other experiments, notably CDF and D0 at the Tevatron. Constraints on the input parameters of the Standard Model are derived from the results obtained in high-Q{sup 2} interactions, and used to predict results in low-Q{sup 2} experiments, such as atomic parity violation, Moller scattering, and neutrino-nucleon scattering. The main changes with respect to the experimental results presented in 2007 are new combinations of results on the W-boson mass and width and the mass of the top quark.

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2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

171

Mass-Loaded Flows  

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A key process within astronomy is the exchange of mass, momentum, and energy between diffuse plasmas in many types of astronomical sources (including planetary nebulae, wind-blown bubbles, supernova remnants, starburst superwinds, and the intracluster medium) and dense, embedded clouds or clumps. This transfer affects the large scale flows of the diffuse plasmas as well as the evolution of the clumps. I review our current understanding of mass-injection processes, and examine intermediate-scale structure and the global effect of mass-loading on a flow. I then discuss mass-loading in a variety of diffuse sources.

J. M. Pittard

2006-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

172

Early universe constraints on time variation of fundamental constants  

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We study the time variation of fundamental constants in the early Universe. Using data from primordial light nuclei abundances, cosmic microwave background, and the 2dFGRS power spectrum, we put constraints on the time variation of the fine structure constant {alpha} and the Higgs vacuum expectation value without assuming any theoretical framework. A variation in leads to a variation in the electron mass, among other effects. Along the same line, we study the variation of {alpha} and the electron mass m{sub e}. In a purely phenomenological fashion, we derive a relationship between both variations.

Landau, Susana J.; Mosquera, Mercedes E.; Scoccola, Claudia G.; Vucetich, Hector [Departamento de Fisica, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria-Pabellon 1, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); and Instituto de Astrofisica, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

173

Evolving parameterised policies for stochastic constraint programming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Stochastic Constraint Programming is an extension of Constraint Programming for modelling and solving combinatorial problems involving uncertainty. A solution to such a problem is a policy tree that specifies decision variable assignments in each scenario. ...

Steven Prestwich; S. Armagan Tarim; Roberto Rossi; Brahim Hnich

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Handbook of heat and mass transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors report on development in catalyst technology, multiphase reactor operations, and advanced methods of systems analysis. This work discusses properties, uses, and selection of major industrial catalysts. Emphasis is placed on solid catalyst systems. Topics presented include catalyst properties, activity, selectivity, catalysts technology in petroleum manufacturing, and experimental methods for studying desorption from catalyst surfaces.

Cheremisinoff, N.P.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Mass Transfer in 12-CM Centrifugal Contactors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One eight-stage unit (8-pack) of centrifugal contactors was tested in both extraction and stripping modes. Efficiencies approaching 100 percent were obtained in both modes. The contactors were operated successfully at a wide range of combined flow rates, including the HEF conditions. This report discusses the results of that test.

Chesna, J.C.

2001-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

176

MassMass transfer andtransfer and separation technologyseparation technology  

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in a Table-Top Centrifugal Contactor Separator Gerard N. Kraai; Floris van Zwol; Boelo Schuur; Hero J. Heeres Using Liquid-Liquid Extraction in a Cascade of Centrifugal Contactor Separators. Boelo Schuur; Andrew J. Hallett; Johannes G. de Vries; Hero J. Heeres, submitted. Hydrodynamic Studies in a Centrifugal Contactor

Zevenhoven, Ron

177

Critical Operating Constraint Forecasting (COCF)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document represents the progress report and Task 1 letter report of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) contract funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Critical Operating Constraint Forecasting (COCF) for California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Planning Phase. Task 1 was to accomplish the following items: Collect data from CAISO to set up the WECC power flow base case representing the CAISO system in the summer of 2006 Run TRACE for maximizing California Impo...

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

178

Cosmological constraints in the presence of ionizing and resonance radiation at recombination  

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With the recent measurement of full sky cosmic microwave background polarization from WMAP, key cosmological degeneracies have been broken, allowing tighter constraints to be placed on cosmological parameters inferred assuming a standard recombination scenario. Here we consider the effect on cosmological constraints if additional ionizing and resonance radiation sources are present at recombination. We find that the new CMB data significantly improve the constraints on the additional radiation sources, with $\\log_{10}[\\epsilon_{\\alpha}] < -0.5$ and $\\log_{10}[\\epsilon_{i}] <-2.4$ at 95% c.l. for resonance and ionizing sources respectively. Including the generalized recombination scenario, however, we find that the constraints on the scalar spectral index $n_s$ are weakened to $n_s=0.98\\pm0.03$, with the $n_s=1$ case now well inside the 95% c.l.. The relaxation of constraints on tensor modes, scale invariance, dark energy and neutrino masses are also discussed.

Rachel Bean; Alessandro Melchiorri; Joe Silk

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

179

A Cloud-Base Quasi-Balance Constraint for Parameterized Convection: Application to the Kain–Fritsch Cumulus Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A quasi balance with respect to parcel buoyancy at cloud base between destabilizing processes and convection is imposed as a constraint on convective cloud-base mass flux in a modified version of the Kain–Fritsch cumulus parameterization. ...

James A. Ridout; Yi Jin; Chi-Sann Liou

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Interpretation of warm prestress-induced fracture toughness based on crack-tip constraint  

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This study explores the possibility of using J-Q-related crack-tip constraint concepts to provide a basis for both the interpretation of warm prestress (WPS)-induced fracture toughness and their transferability to structural applications. A finite-element boundary-layer formulation based on small-scale yielding (SSY), remote mode I K-dominant assumptions is adopted. Effects of WPS-induced crack-tip constraint are quantified in terms of deviation in either the opening-mode or the mean stress component of the WPS crack-tip fields relative to the reference K-dominant SSY state associated with monotonic-loading conditions. Over the range of WPS load-paths considered the WPS-induced crack-tip constraint closely resembles a spatially varying hydrostatic stress field. Interpretation and transferability of WPS fracture toughness under SSY conditions are specified in terms of the unload and reload ratio.

Shum, D.K.M.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Selfish routing in the presence of side constraints  

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technological nature, e.g., capacity or budgetary constraints. .... the Lagrangean multipliers of capacity constraints. ..... We define the continuous mapping ?.

182

Technology Transfer  

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Energy Efficiency & Renewable and Energy - Commercialization Energy Efficiency & Renewable and Energy - Commercialization Deployment SBIR/STTR - Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer USEFUL LINKS Contract Opportunities: FBO.gov FedConnect.net Grant Opportunities DOE Organization Chart Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Feedback Contact us about Tech Transfer: Mary.McManmon@science.doe.gov Mary McManmon, 202-586-3509 link to Adobe PDF Reader link to Adobe Flash player Licensing Guide and Sample License The Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG), made up of representatives from each DOE Laboratory and Facility, recently created a Licensing Guide and Sample License [762-KB PDF]. The Guide will serve to provide a general understanding of typical contract terms and provisions to help reduce both

183

Containment condensing heat transfer. [PWR; BWR  

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This report presents a mechanistic heat-transfer model that is valid for large scale containment heat sinks. The model development is based on the determination that the condensation is controlled by mass diffusion through the vapor-air boundary layer, and the application of the classic Reynolds' analogy to formulate expressions for the transfer of heat and mass based on hydrodynamic measurements of the momentum transfer. As a result, the analysis depends on the quantification of the shear stress (momentum transfer) at the interface between the condensate film and the vapor-air boundary layer. In addition, the currently used Tagami and Uchida test observations and their range of applicability are explained.

Gido, R.G.; Koestel, A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Resource Constraints for Preemptive Job-shop Scheduling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an experimental study of constraint propagation algorithms for preemptive scheduling. We propose generalizations of non-preemptive constraint propagation techniques (based on timetables, on disjunctive constraints, and on edge-finding) ... Keywords: constraint propagation, disjunctive constraints, edge-finding, job-shop scheduling, network flows, preemptive scheduling, resource constraints, timetables

Claude Le Pape; Philippe Baptiste

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Solar System Constraints on Gauss-Bonnet Mediated Dark Energy  

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Although the Gauss-Bonnet term is a topological invariant for general relativity, it couples naturally to a quintessence scalar field, modifying gravity at solar system scales. We determine the solar system constraints due to this term by evaluating the post-Newtonian metric for a distributional source. We find a mass dependent, 1/r^7 correction to the Newtonian potential, and also deviations from the Einstein gravity prediction for light-bending. We constrain the parameters of the theory using planetary orbits, the Cassini spacecraft data, and a laboratory test of Newton's law, always finding extremely tight bounds on the energy associated to the Gauss-Bonnet term. We discuss the relevance of these constraints to late-time cosmological acceleration.

Luca Amendola; Christos Charmousis; Stephen C. Davis

2007-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

186

Magninos: Experimental consequences and constraints  

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A stable weakly interacting massive particle can simultaneously solve both the solar neutrino and missing mass problems. We have identified this particle with a neutral lepton with mass of order 5 to 15 GeV and an anomalous magnetic moment of order 10/sup -2/ (in the natural units). We call this new particle a (magnino). In one scenario, the magnino is the neutral component of an electroweak doublet. It has a charged partner with mass a few GeV heavier. In this talk the experimental consequences of the magnino, its charged partner and associated Higgs are discussed. 25 refs., 9 figs.

Raby, S.; West, G.B.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Critical Operating Constraints Forecast-- Functional Specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Critical operating constraints that could result in curtailments of load may occur in a transmission grid with areas of potential generation deficit and limited transmission import capacities. In such situations, it is crucial that the grid operators have a tool to predict when and where critical operating constraints would occur. This report describes the functional specification of such a decision support tool, called the COCF (Critical Operating Constraint Forecast).

2008-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

188

Does Information Have Mass?  

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Does information have mass? This question has been asked many times and there are many answers even on the Internet, including on Yahoo Answers. Usually the answer is "no". Attempts have been made to assess the physical mass of information by estimating the mass of electrons feeding the power-guzzling computers and devices making up the Internet, the result being around 50 gram. Other efforts to calculate the mass of information have assumed that each electron involved in signal transfer carries one bit of information, which makes the corresponding mass to be about 10^-5 gram. We address the fundamental question of minimum mass related to a bit of information from the angles of quantum physics and special relativity. Our results indicate that there are different answers depending on the physical situation, and sometimes the mass can even be negative. We tend to be skeptical about the earlier mass estimations, mentioned above, because our results indicate that the electron's mass does not play a role in any on...

Kish, Laszlo B

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

NREL: Jobs and Economic Competitiveness - Supply Constraints...  

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Supply Constraints Analysis Some of the materials used in solar PV modules, such as tellurium and indium, are rare materials in limited supply. Solar PV technologies have grown...

190

Constraints on Area Variables in Regge Calculus  

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We describe a general method of obtaining the constraints between area variables in one approach to area Regge calculus, and illustrate it with a simple example. The simplicial complex is the simplest tessellation of the 4-sphere. The number of independent constraints on the variations of the triangle areas is shown to equal the difference between the numbers of triangles and edges, and a general method of choosing independent constraints is described. The constraints chosen by using our method are shown to imply the Regge equations of motion in our example.

Jarmo Makela; Ruth M. Williams

2000-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

191

Constraints on Area Variables in Regge Calculus  

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We describe a general method of obtaining the constraints between area variables in one approach to area Regge calculus, and illustrate it with a simple example. The simplicial complex is the simplest tessellation of the 4-sphere. The number of independent constraints on the variations of the triangle areas is shown to equal the difference between the numbers of triangles and edges, and a general method of choosing independent constraints is described. The constraints chosen by using our method are shown to imply the Regge equations of motion in our example.

Mäkelä, J M; Makela, Jarmo; Williams, Ruth M.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER  

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404-NOV. 1, 2000 404-NOV. 1, 2000 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER COMMERCIALIZATION ACT OF 2000 VerDate 11-MAY-2000 04:52 Nov 16, 2000 Jkt 089139 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 6579 Sfmt 6579 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL404.106 APPS27 PsN: PUBL404 114 STAT. 1742 PUBLIC LAW 106-404-NOV. 1, 2000 Public Law 106-404 106th Congress An Act To improve the ability of Federal agencies to license federally owned inventions. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ''Technology Transfer Commer- cialization Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that- (1) the importance of linking our unparalleled network of over 700 Federal laboratories and our Nation's universities with United States industry continues to hold great promise

193

Electron Transfer  

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3 3 Pierre Kennepohl1,2 and Edward Solomon1* 1Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 Electron transfer, or the act of moving an electron from one place to another, is amongst the simplest of chemical processes, yet certainly one of the most critical. The process of efficiently and controllably moving electrons around is one of the primary regulation mechanisms in biology. Without stringent control of electrons in living organisms, life could simply not exist. For example, photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation (to name but two of the most well-known biochemical activities) are driven by electron transfer processes. It is unsurprising, therefore, that much effort has been placed on understanding the fundamental principles that control and define the simple act of adding and/or removing electrons from chemical species.

194

Constraint on the (GUT) symmetry breaking scale and topological defects  

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In F-term supergravity inflation models, scalar fields other than the inflaton generically receive a Hubble induced mass, which may restore gauge symmetries during inflation and phase transitions may occur during or after inflation as the Hubble parameter decreases. We study topological defect formation associated with such a phase transition in chaotic inflation in supergravity and obtain a severe constraint on the symmetry breaking scale which is related with the tensor-to-scalar ratio. This talk is based on the paper [1].

Kamada, Kohei; Nakayama, Kazunori; Yokoyama, Jun'ichi [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU), Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and Kavli institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8568 (Japan)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

195

Exploiting succinct constraints using FP-trees  

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Since its introduction, frequent-set mining has been generalized to many forms, which include constrained data mining. The use of constraints permits user focus and guidance, enables user exploration and control, and leads to effective pruning ... Keywords: FP-trees, constraints, data mining, frequent sets, succinctness

Carson Kai-Sang Leung; Laks V. S. Lakshmanan; Raymond T. Ng

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Constraint Handling in Particle Swarm Optimization  

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In this article, the authors propose a particle swarm optimization PSO for constrained optimization. The proposed PSO adopts a multiobjective approach to constraint handling. Procedures to update the feasible and infeasible personal best are designed ... Keywords: Constrained Optimization, Constraint Handling, Feasible Personal Best, Infeasible Personal Best, Multiobjective Optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization

Wen Fung Leong; Gary G. Yen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Modeling reducibility on ground terms using constraints  

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Modeling reducibility on ground terms using constraints Isabelle GNAEDIGa , H´el`ene KIRCHNERb a on ground terms using (dis)equational constraints. We show in particular that innermost (ir)reducibility can on the ground term algebra that any rewriting chain starting from any term termi- nates, provided that terms

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

198

Conservation of Mass in Three Dimensions in Global Analyses  

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For a number of reasons, conservation of mass in the global analyses on pressure coordinates is violated, yet this constraint is required for budget studies of all kinds. The imbalances arise from postprocessing the variables onto pressure ...

Kevin E. Trenberth; James W. Hurrell; Amy Solomon

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Conjugate Heat Transfer with Large Eddy Simulation for Gas Turbine Components.  

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Conjugate Heat Transfer with Large Eddy Simulation for Gas Turbine Components. Florent Duchaine constraint for GT (gas turbines). Most existing CHT tools are developped for chained, steady phenomena with colder walls is a key phenomenon in all chambers and is actually a main design constraint in gas turbines

Nicoud, Franck

200

NETL: Technology Transfer - History of Technology Transfer  

History of Technology Transfer Technology transfer differs from providing services or products (e.g., acquisition) and financial assistance (e.g., ...

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201

Solving connected row convex constraints by variable elimination  

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We propose an algorithm for the class of connected row convex constraints. In this algorithm, we introduce a novel variable elimination method to solve the constraints. This method is simple and able to make use of the sparsity of the problem instances. ... Keywords: Connected row convex constraints, Constraint composition, Constraint satisfaction problems, Path consistency, Variable elimination

Yuanlin Zhang; Satyanarayana Marisetti

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Modulation Optimization under Energy Constraints  

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We consider radio applications where the nodes operate on batteries so that energy consumption must be minimized while satisfying given throughput and delay requirements. In this context, we analyze the best modulation strategy to minimize the total energy consumption required to send a given number of bits. The total energy consumption includes both the transmission energy and the circuit energy consumption. We show that for both MQAM and MFSK the transmission energy decreases with the product while the circuit energy consumption increases with , where is the modulation bandwidth and the transmission time. Thus, in short-range applications where the circuit energy consumption is nonnegligible compared with the transmission energy, the total energy consumption is minimized by using the maximum system bandwidth along with an optimized transmission time . We derive this optimal for MQAM and MFSK modulation in both AWGN channels and Rayleigh fading channels. Our optimization considers both delay and peak-power constraints. Numerical examples are given, where we exhibit up to 2 energy savings over modulation strategies that minimize the transmission energy alone.

Shuguang Cui Andrea; Andrea J. Goldsmith; Ahmad Bahai

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Optimal Stopping with Information Constraint  

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We study the optimal stopping problem proposed by Dupuis and Wang (Adv. Appl. Probab. 34:141-157, 2002). In this maximization problem of the expected present value of the exercise payoff, the underlying dynamics follow a linear diffusion. The decision maker is not allowed to stop at any time she chooses but rather on the jump times of an independent Poisson process. Dupuis and Wang (Adv. Appl. Probab. 34:141-157, 2002), solve this problem in the case where the underlying is a geometric Brownian motion and the payoff function is of American call option type. In the current study, we propose a mild set of conditions (covering the setup of Dupuis and Wang in Adv. Appl. Probab. 34:141-157, 2002) on both the underlying and the payoff and build and use a Markovian apparatus based on the Bellman principle of optimality to solve the problem under these conditions. We also discuss the interpretation of this model as optimal timing of an irreversible investment decision under an exogenous information constraint.

Lempa, Jukka, E-mail: jlempa@cma.uio.no [University of Oslo, Centre of Mathematics for Applications (Norway)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

204

Integral Transforms in Relativistic Quantum Constraint Mechanics  

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In relativistic quantum constraint mechanics the state of a physical system is constrained to a 3-dimensional subspace of Minkowski 4-space. Fourier transformation can be used to relate this state between constraint spaces in 4-position and 4-momentum space. It is shown that integral transforms of this nature can be carried out using Lorentz-invariant 3-dimensional constraint space coordinates such that a complete equivalence class of 4-space representations can be constructed from the transform. This method is further applied to develop a relativistic generalization of the Segal-Bargmann transformation that leads to the representation of quantum systems in a three-dimensional subspace of Bargmann 4-space.

Robert J. Ducharme

2011-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

205

Quantum Metrology Subject to Instrumentation Constraints  

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Maximizing the precision in estimating parameters in a quantum system subject to instrumentation constraints is cast as a convex optimization problem. We account for prior knowledge about the parameter range by developing a worst-case and average case objective for optimizing the precision. Focusing on the single parameter case, we show that the optimization problems are {\\em linear programs}. For the average case the solution to the linear program can be expressed analytically and involves a simple search: finding the largest element in a list. An example is presented which compares what is possible under constraints against the ideal with no constraints, the Quantum Fisher Information.

Robert L. Kosut

2008-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

206

Towards Closing the Window on Strongly Interacting Dark Matter: Far-Reaching Constraints from Earth's Heat Flow  

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We point out a new and largely model-independent constraint on the dark matter scattering cross section with nucleons, applying when this quantity is larger than for typical weakly interacting dark matter candidates. When the dark matter capture rate in Earth is efficient, the rate of energy deposition by dark matter self-annihilation products would grossly exceed the measured heat flow of Earth. This improves the spin-independent cross section constraints by many orders of magnitude, and closes the window between astrophysical constraints (at very large cross sections) and underground detector constraints (at small cross sections). In the applicable mass range, from about 1 to about 10^{10} GeV, the scattering cross section of dark matter with nucleons is then bounded from above by the latter constraints, and hence must be truly weak, as usually assumed.

Gregory D. Mack; John F. Beacom; Gianfranco Bertone

2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

207

Negative mass  

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Some physical aspects of negative mass are examined. Several unusual properties, such as the ability of negative mass to penetrate any armor, are analyzed. Other surprising effects include the bizarre system of negative mass chasing positive pass, naked singularities and the violation of cosmic censorship, wormholes, and quantum mechanical results as well. In addition, a brief look into the implications for strings is given.

Richard T Hammond

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

208

Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for...  

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Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems Title Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems Publication Type Journal...

209

Understanding the Effects of Compression and Constraint on Water...  

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Understanding the Effects of Compression and Constraint on Water Uptake of Fuel-Cell Membranes Title Understanding the Effects of Compression and Constraint on Water Uptake of...

210

CORAL: solving complex constraints for symbolic pathfinder  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symbolic execution is a powerful automated technique for generating test cases. Its goal is to achieve high coverage of software. One major obstacle in adopting the technique in practice is its inability to handle complex mathematical constraints. To ...

Matheus Souza; Mateus Borges; Marcelo d'Amorim; Corina S. P?s?reanu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Nogood Recording for Valued Constraint Satisfaction Problems  

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In the frame of classical Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSPs), the backtrack tree search, combined with learning methods, presents a double advantage: for static solving, it improves the search speed by avoiding redundant explorations; for dynamic ...

P. Dago; G. Verfailllie

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Constraint-based simulation of adhesive contact  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dynamics with contact are often formulated as a constrained optimization problem. This approach allows handling in an integrated manner both non-penetration and frictional constraints. Following developments in the computational mechanics field, we have ...

Jorge Gascón; Javier S. Zurdo; Miguel A. Otaduy

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

A System for Tabled Constraint Logic Programming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As extensions to traditional logic programming, both tabling and Constraint Logic Programming (CLP) have proven powerful tools in many areas. They make logic programming more efficient and more declarative. However, combining the techniques of tabling ...

Baoqiu Cui; David Scott Warren

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Heat transfer 1990. Proceedings of the ninth international heat transfer conference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This book contains the proceedings of the Ninth International Heat Transfer Conference. Included in Volume 6 are the following chapters: Local void fraction measurements in finned tube bundles, Unsteady heat and mass transfer in low two-phase flows and The effect of physical properties on drop size in annular flow.

Hetsroni, G.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Stellar Evolution Constraints on the Triple-Alpha Reaction Rate  

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We investigate the quantitative constraint on the triple-alpha reaction rate based on stellar evolution theory, motivated by the recent significant revision of the rate proposed by nuclear physics calculations. Targeted stellar models were computed in order to investigate the impact of that rate in the mass range of 0.8 rate has a significant impact on the evolution of low- and intermediate-mass stars, while its influence on the evolution of massive stars (M >~ 10 Msun) is minimal. We find that employing the revised rate suppresses helium shell flashes on AGB phase for stars in the initial mass range 0.8 10 at T = 1 - 1.2 x 10^8 K where the cross section is proportional to T^{nu}. We also derive the helium ignition curve to estimate the maximum cross section to retain the low-mass first red giants. The semi-analytically derived ignition curves suggest that the reaction rate should be less than ~ 10^{-29} cm^6 s^{-1} mole^{-2} at ~ 10^{7.8} K, which corresponds to about three orders of magnitude larger than that of the NACRE compilation. In an effort to compromise with the revised rates, we calculate and analyze models with enhanced CNO cycle reaction rates to increase the maximum luminosity of the first giant branch. However, it is impossible to reach the typical RGB tip luminosity even if all the reaction rates related to CNO cycles are enhanced by more than ten orders of magnitude.

Takuma Suda; Raphael Hirschi; Masayuki Y. Fujimoto

2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

216

REDUCTION OF CONSTRAINTS FOR COUPLED OPERATIONS  

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The homogeneity constraint was implemented in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) Product Composition Control System (PCCS) to help ensure that the current durability models would be applicable to the glass compositions being processed during DWPF operations. While the homogeneity constraint is typically an issue at lower waste loadings (WLs), it may impact the operating windows for DWPF operations, where the glass forming systems may be limited to lower waste loadings based on fissile or heat load limits. In the sludge batch 1b (SB1b) variability study, application of the homogeneity constraint at the measurement acceptability region (MAR) limit eliminated much of the potential operating window for DWPF. As a result, Edwards and Brown developed criteria that allowed DWPF to relax the homogeneity constraint from the MAR to the property acceptance region (PAR) criterion, which opened up the operating window for DWPF operations. These criteria are defined as: (1) use the alumina constraint as currently implemented in PCCS (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} {ge} 3 wt%) and add a sum of alkali constraint with an upper limit of 19.3 wt% ({Sigma}M{sub 2}O < 19.3 wt%), or (2) adjust the lower limit on the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} constraint to 4 wt% (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} {ge} 4 wt%). Herman et al. previously demonstrated that these criteria could be used to replace the homogeneity constraint for future sludge-only batches. The compositional region encompassing coupled operations flowsheets could not be bounded as these flowsheets were unknown at the time. With the initiation of coupled operations at DWPF in 2008, the need to revisit the homogeneity constraint was realized. This constraint was specifically addressed through the variability study for SB5 where it was shown that the homogeneity constraint could be ignored if the alumina and alkali constraints were imposed. Additional benefit could be gained if the homogeneity constraint could be replaced by the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and sum of alkali constraint for future coupled operations processing based on projections from Revision 14 of the High Level Waste (HLW) System Plan. As with the first phase of testing for sludge-only operations, replacement of the homogeneity constraint with the alumina and sum of alkali constraints will ensure acceptable product durability over the compositional region evaluated. Although these study glasses only provide limited data in a large compositional region, the approach and results are consistent with previous studies that challenged the homogeneity constraint for sludge-only operations. That is, minimal benefit is gained by imposing the homogeneity constraint if the other PCCS constraints are satisfied. The normalized boron releases of all of the glasses are well below the Environmental Assessment (EA) glass results, regardless of thermal history. Although one of the glasses had a normalized boron release of approximately 10 g/L and was not predictable, the glass is still considered acceptable. This particular glass has a low Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration, which may have attributed to the anomalous behavior. Given that poor durability has been previously observed in other glasses with low Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentrations, including the sludge-only reduction of constraints study, further investigations appear to be warranted. Based on the results of this study, it is recommended that the homogeneity constraint (in its entirety with the associated low frit/high frit constraints) be eliminated for coupled operations as defined by Revision 14 of the HLW System Plan with up to 2 wt% TiO{sub 2}. The use of the alumina and sum of alkali constraints should be continued along with the variability study to determine the predictability of the current durability models and/or that the glasses are acceptable with respect to durability. The use of a variability study for each batch is consistent with the glass product control program and it will help to assess new streams or compositional changes. It is also recommended that the influence of alumi

Raszewski, F.; Edwards, T.

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

217

Mass Measurements  

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... NIST maintains the national standard for mass in the form of the prototype kilogram (K20) and provides services to support the parts of the national ...

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

218

fehlende Masse  

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beim radioaktiven Zerfall mit der fehlenden Masse?" Zur Erinnerung: wenn Uran in Thorium und ein alpha Teilchen zerfllt, dann gehen 0.0046 u (Masseneinheiten) der...

219

Sidelobe Suppression for Robust Beamformer Via the Mixed Norm Constraint  

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Applying a sparse constraint on the beam pattern has been suggested to suppress the sidelobe of the minimum variance distortionless response (MVDR) beamformer recently. To further improve the performance, we add a mixed norm constraint on the beam pattern. ... Keywords: Mixed norm constraint, Robust beamforming, Sidelobe suppression, Sparse constraint

Yipeng Liu; Qun Wan

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

XML Representation of Constraint Networks: Format XCSP 2.1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a new extended format to represent constraint networks using XML. This format allows us to represent constraints defined either in extension or in intension. It also allows us to reference global constraints. Any instance of the problems CSP (Constraint Satisfaction Problem), QCSP (Quantified CSP) and WCSP (Weighted CSP) can be represented using this format.

Roussel, Olivier

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Constraints on the commercialization of oil shale  

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The problems and prospects for the commercialization of oil shale from surface retorting are examined. Commercialization refers to the process of private sector adoption of a technology for general use after most of the technological uncertainties have been resolved. Three categories of constraints and uncertainties can be identified: technical constraints relating to the performance characteristics of the technology; economic constraints on the ability of the technology to yield an acceptable rate of return to investors; and institutional constraints that arise from the organizational and political context in which commercialization takes place. Because surface retorting involves relatively well understood technologies, this study deals almost exclusively with economic and institutional constraints. At the present time, a government commercialization effort for oil shale surface retorting would not be likely to result in a viable industry in this century. Alternative oil shale technologies such as modified in situ processes offer prospects of lower shale oil costs, but are less well developed. Data on modified in situ processes are not abundant enough as yet to permit serious estimates of commercial-scale costs. Consequently, government decisions regarding the commercialization of modified in situ technologies should await the completion of further technical tests and an independent definitive plant design.

Merrow, E.W.

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Transferring Data at NERSC  

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Data Transferring Data Advice and Overview NERSC provides many facilities for storing data and performing analysis. However, transfering data - whether over the wide area network...

223

Jefferson Lab Technology Transfer  

What is Technology Transfer at Jefferson Lab? The transfer of technology (intellectual property) developed at JLab to the private sector is an ...

224

Constraints on quintessence and new physics from fundamental constant  

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Changes in the values of the fundamental constants mu, the proton to electron mass ratio, and alpha, the fine structure constant due to rolling scalar fields have been discussed both in the context of cosmology and in new physics such as Super Symmetry (SUSY) models. This article examines the changes in these fundamental constants in a particular example of such fields, freezing and thawing slow roll quintessence. Constraints are placed on the product of a cosmological quantity, w, the equation of state parameter, and the square of the coupling constants for mu and alpha with the field, zeta_x, x = mu,alpha, using the existing observational limits on the values of Delta x/x. Various examples of slow rolling quintessence models are used to further quantify the constraints. Some of the examples appear to be rejected by the existing data which strongly suggests that conformation to the values of the fundamental constants in the early universe is a standard test that should be applied to any cosmological model or suggested new physics.

Rodger I. Thompson

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

225

Analysis of alpha Centauri AB including seismic constraints  

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Detailed models of alpha Cen A and B based on new seismological data for alpha Cen B by Carrier & Bourban (2003) have been computed using the Geneva evolution code including atomic diffusion. Taking into account the numerous observational constraints now available for the alpha Cen system, we find a stellar model which is in good agreement with the astrometric, photometric, spectroscopic and asteroseismic data. The global parameters of the alpha Cen system are now firmly constrained to an age of t=6.52+-0.30 Gyr, an initial helium mass fraction Y_i=0.275+-0.010 and an initial metallicity (Z/X)_i=0.0434+-0.0020. Thanks to these numerous observational constraints, we confirm that the mixing-length parameter alpha of the B component is larger than the one of the A component, as already suggested by many authors (Noels et al. 1991, Fernandes & Neuforge 1995 and Guenther & Demarque 2000): alpha_B is about 8% larger than alpha_A (alpha_A=1.83+-0.10 and alpha_B=1.97+-0.10). Moreover, we show that asteroseismic measurements enable to determine the radii of both stars with a very high precision (errors smaller than 0.3%). The radii deduced from seismological data are compatible with the new interferometric results of Kervella et al. (2003) even if they are slightly larger than the interferometric radii (differences smaller than 1%).

P. Eggenberger; C. Charbonnel; S. Talon; G. Meynet; A. Maeder; F. Carrier; G. Bourban

2004-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

226

Features of holographic dark energy under the combined cosmological constraints  

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The holographic dark energy model is an important attempt to probe the nature of dark energy which is based on the holographic principle. In this paper, we present the key equations of the holographic dark energy with and without interaction, then using several recent observational data, including 182 selected high-quality type Ia supernovae ($\\rm SN_{sel}$), the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) measurement from SDSS, 42 latest X-rays gas mass fraction ($\\rm f_{gas}$) in the clusters and 27 high-redshift gamma-ray burst (GRB) samples, to give reliable and tighter constraints on the holographic dark energy models. The results of our constraints for the $\\rm SN_{sel}+BAO+f_{gas}+GRB$ data set without (with) interaction are c=0.735^{+0.134}_{-0.103}$ and $\\Omega_{\\mathrm{m0}}=0.271^{+0.022}_{-0.019}$, ($c=0.542^{+0.146}_{-0.083}$, $\\Omega_{\\mathrm{m0}}=0.273^{+0.020}_{-0.021}$ and $\\alpha=-0.112^{+0.126}_{-0.008}$, $\\alpha$ is an interacting parameter). We also utilize the Bayesian evidence as a model selection...

Ma, Yin-Zhe

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Accelerating the transfer in Technology Transfer  

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Accelerating the transfer in Technology Transfer Accelerating the transfer in Technology Transfer Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Accelerating the transfer in Technology Transfer Express Licensing fast tracks commercialization. May 1, 2013 Division Leader Dave Pesiri Division Leader Dave Pesiri. Contact Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Express Licensing program To better serve its partners, one of the first improvements the Lab's Technology Transfer Division (TT) has made is through its new Express Licensing initiative. Standardized license agreements and fee structures will remove long and complicated negotiations and decrease the time required to get patented Lab technology and software into the hands of

228

Crisis in Cosmology : Observational Constraints on Omega and H_0  

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Thanks to new technology of observations and fresh inputs from particle physics, cosmology has advanced on both observational and theoretical fronts. It is therefore opportune that we take stock of the cosmological situation today and examine the observational and theoretical constraints as they are now. The bottom line in this review is that despite the availability of the cosmological constant as an extra parameter for flat Friedmann models, the allowed parameter space for such models is very small. The observations that we consider here include the ages of globular clusters, measurement of Hubble's constant, abundance of rich clusters of galaxies, fraction of mass contributed by baryons in rich clusters and abundance of high redshift objects.

J. S. Bagla; T. Padmanabhan; J. V. Narlikar

1995-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

229

Heat and mass exchanger  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mass and heat exchanger includes at least one first substrate with a surface for supporting a continuous flow of a liquid thereon that either absorbs, desorbs, evaporates or condenses one or more gaseous species from or to a surrounding gas; and at least one second substrate operatively associated with the first substrate. The second substrate includes a surface for supporting the continuous flow of the liquid thereon and is adapted to carry a heat exchange fluid therethrough, wherein heat transfer occurs between the liquid and the heat exchange fluid.

Lowenstein, Andrew (Princeton, NJ); Sibilia, Marc J. (Princeton, NJ); Miller, Jeffrey A. (Hopewell, NJ); Tonon, Thomas (Princeton, NJ)

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

230

Observational Constraints on Open Inflation Models  

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We discuss observational constraints on models of open inflation. Current data from large-scale structure and the cosmic microwave background prefer models with blue spectra and/or Omega_0 >= 0.3--0.5. Models with minimal anisotropy at large angles are strongly preferred.

Martin White; Joe Silk

1996-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

231

Scheduling under Precedence, Communication, and Energy Constraints  

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We consider the problem of scheduling a set of $n$ tasks on $m$ processors under precedence, communication, and global system energy constraints to minimize makespan. We extend existing scheduling models to account for energy usage and give convex programming algorithms that yield essentially the same results as existing algorithms that do not consider energy, while adhering to a strict energy bound.

Felber, David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Catalog segmentation with double constraints in business  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Catalog segmentation is an important issue in data mining in business from the microeconomic point of view. In catalog segmentation, an enterprise tries to develop k catalogs with r products that are sent to corresponding customers in order to maximize ... Keywords: Catalog segmentation, Customer-oriented, DCCSP, Profit constraint

Xiujuan Xu; Yu Liu; Zhe Wang; Chunguang Zhou; Yanchun Liang

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Constraint capture and maintenance in engineering design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Designers' Workbench is a system developed by the Advanced Knowledge Technologies Consortium to support designers in large organizations, such as Rolls-Royce, to ensure that the design is consistent with the specification for the particular design ... Keywords: Application Conditions, Capture, Constraints, Design, Maintenance, Rationales

Suraj Ajit; Derek Sleeman; David w. Fowler; David Knott

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Constraints on Lorentz invariance violation from gamma-ray burst GRB090510  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We obtain modified dispersion relations by requiring the vanishing of determinant of inverse of modified photon propagators in Lorentz invariance violation (LIV) theory. Inspired by these dispersion relations, we give a more general dispersion relation with less assumption and apply it to the recent observed gamma-ray burst GRB090510 to extract various constraints on LIV parameters. We find that the constraint on quantum gravity mass is slightly larger than the Planck mass but is consistent with the other recent observations, so the corresponding LIV coefficient $\\xi_1$ has reached the natural order ($o(1)$) as one expects. From our analysis, the linear LIV corrections to photon group velocity might be not excluded yet.

Zhi Xiao; Bo-Qiang Ma

2009-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

235

Nuclear constraints on the EoS and rotating neutron stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this contribution nuclear constraints on the equation of state for a neutron star are discussed. A combined fit to nuclear masses and charge radii leads to improved values for the symmetry energy and its derivative at nuclear saturation density, $S_{\\rm{v}}= 31$ MeV and $L=68\\pm 8$ MeV. As an application the sensitivity of some properties of rotating supramassive neutron stars on the EoS is discussed.

Dieperink, A E L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Constraints on electromagnetic properties of sterile neutrinos from MiniBooNE results  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Among the class of models with small mixing angles between sterile and active neutrinos, we place constraints on the effective muon-to-sterile neutrino magnetic and electric dipole transition moments from the combined MiniBooNE results for the sterile neutrino mass range of $10\\;\\mathrm{MeV}distribution as a function of polar angle. However, good agreement with the anomalous event distribution in reconstructed energy can be achieved for some values of magnetic and electric moments.

Alexander Radionov

2013-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

237

Gas sampling system for a mass spectrometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates generally to a gas sampling system, and specifically to a gas sampling system for transporting a hazardous process gas to a remotely located mass spectrometer. The gas sampling system includes a capillary tube having a predetermined capillary length and capillary diameter in communication with the supply of process gas and the mass spectrometer, a flexible tube surrounding and coaxial with the capillary tube intermediate the supply of process gas and the mass spectrometer, a heat transfer tube surrounding and coaxial with the capillary tube, and a heating device in communication the heat transfer tube for substantially preventing condensation of the process gas within the capillary tube.

Taylor, Charles E; Ladner, Edward P

2003-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

238

Muon anomalous magnetic moment constraints on supersymmetric U(1){sup '} models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon in supersymmetric E{sub 6} models and generic U(1){sup '} models to probe the model reactions and to find constraints on the large parameter space of these models. For future searches, by imposing the existing bounds coming from collider searches and theoretical considerations upon the U(1){sup '} model parameters, we examine the lightest Higgs boson mass m{sub h} and the mass of the additional Z boson m{sub Z{sub 2}} in such singlet extensions of the MSSM. We observed that not only supersymmetric E{sub 6} models but also generic U(1){sup '} models are sensitive to the imposition of the considered bounds. Indeed, without the muon anomaly constraints E{sub 6} models and generic U(1){sup '} models can predict m{sub h} as large as {approx}150 GeV and {approx}180 GeV, respectively. However, in addition to the mentioned constraints when a 1{sigma} range for the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon is considered, we observe that generic U(1){sup '} models do not favor the mass of the lightest Higgs boson to be larger than 140 GeV; it should be smaller than 135 GeV in E{sub 6} models.

Cincioglu, Elif; Solmaz, Saime; Solmaz, Levent; Hicyilmaz, Yasar [Department of Physics, Balikesir University, TR10145, Balikesir (Turkey); Kirca, Zerrin [Department of Physics, Balikesir University, TR10145, Balikesir (Turkey); Department of Physics, Uludag University, TR16000, Bursa (Turkey); Sert, Hale [Department of Physics, Izmir Institute of Technology, TR35430, Izmir (Turkey)

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Open bisimulation for the concurrent constraint pi-calculus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concurrent constraint pi-calculus (cc-pi-calculus) has been introduced as a model for concluding Service Level Agreements. The cc-pi calculus combines the synchronous communication paradigm of process calculi with the constraint handling mechanism ...

Maria Grazia Buscemi; Ugo Montanari

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Parallel execution of multi-set constraint rewrite rules  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-set constraint rewriting allows for a highly parallel computational model and has been used in a multitude of application domains such as constraint solving, agent specification etc. Rewriting steps can be applied simultaneously as long as they ...

Martin Sulzmann; Edmund S. L. Lam

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

The DynCOAA algorithm for dynamic constraint optimization problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerous problems in software coordination, operations research, manufacturing control and others can be transformed in constraint optimization problems (COPs). Moreover, most practical problems change constantly, requiring algorithms that can handle ... Keywords: ACO, distributed constraint optimization, dynamic

Koenraad Mertens; Tom Holvoet; Yolande Berbers

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Energetics of a Symmetric Circulation Including Momentum Constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A theory of available potential energy (APE) for symmetric circulations, which includes momentum constraints, is presented. The theory is a generalization of the classical theory of APE, which includes only thermal constraints on the circulation. ...

Sorin Codoban; Theodore G. Shepherd

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Banshee: a scalable constraint-based analysis toolkit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce Banshee, a toolkit for constructing constraint-based analyses. Banshee's novel features include a code generator for creating customized constraint resolution engines, incremental analysis based on backtracking, and fast persistence. ...

John Kodumal; Alex Aiken

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Effects of Extra Dimensions on Unitarity and Higgs Boson Mass  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the unitarity constraint on the two body Higgs boson elastic scattering in the presence of extra dimensions. The contributions from exchange of spin-2 and spin-0 Kaluza-Klein states can have large effect on the partial wave amplitude. Unitarity condition restrict the maximal allowed value for the ratio r of the center of mass energy to the gravity scale to be less than one. Although the constraint on the standard Higgs boson mass for r of order one is considerably relaxed, for small r the constraint is similar to that in the Standard Model. The resulting bound on the Higgs boson mass is not dramatically altered if perturbative calculations are required to be valid up to the maximal allowed value for r.

Xiao-gang He

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

LHC constraints on light neutralino dark matter in the MSSM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Light neutralino dark matter can be achieved in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model if staus are rather light, with mass around 100 GeV. We perform a detailed analysis of the relevant supersymmetric parameter space, including also the possibility of light selectons and smuons, and of light higgsino- or wino-like charginos. In addition to the latest limits from direct and indirect detection of dark matter, ATLAS and CMS constraints on electroweak-inos and on sleptons are taken into account using a "simplified models" framework. Measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson at 125 GeV, which constrain amongst others the invisible decay of the Higgs boson into a pair of neutralinos, are also implemented in the analysis. We show that viable neutralino dark matter can be achieved for masses as low as 15 GeV. In this case, light charginos close to the LEP bound are required in addition to light right-chiral staus. Significant deviations are observed in the couplings of the 125 GeV Higgs boson. These constitute a promising way to probe the light neutralino dark matter scenario in the next run of the LHC.

Genevieve Belanger; Guillaume Drieu La Rochelle; Beranger Dumont; Rohini M. Godbole; Sabine Kraml; Suchita Kulkarni

2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

246

Dark Matter Constraints from a Cosmic Index of Refraction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The dark-matter candidates of particle physics invariably possess electromagnetic interactions, if only via quantum fluctuations. Taken en masse, dark matter can thus engender an index of refraction which deviates from its vacuum value. Its presence is signaled through frequency-dependent effects in the propagation and attenuation of light. We discuss theoretical constraints on the expansion of the index of refraction with frequency, the physical interpretation of the terms, and the particular observations needed to isolate its coefficients. This, with the advent of new opportunities to view gamma-ray bursts at cosmological distance scales, gives us a new probe of dark matter and a new possibility for its direct detection. As a first application we use the time delay determined from radio afterglow observations of distant gamma-ray bursts to realize a direct limit on the electric-charge-to-mass ratio of dark matter of |varepsilon|/M < 1 x 10^{-5} eV^{-1} at 95% CL.

S. Gardner; D. C. Latimer

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

247

Dark matter constraints from a cosmic index of refraction  

SciTech Connect

The dark matter candidates of particle physics invariably possess electromagnetic interactions, if only via quantum fluctuations. Taken en masse, dark matter can thus engender an index of refraction which deviates from its vacuum value. Its presence is signaled through frequency-dependent effects in the propagation and attenuation of light. We discuss theoretical constraints on the expansion of the index of refraction with frequency, the physical interpretation of the terms, and the particular observations needed to isolate its coefficients. This, with the advent of new opportunities to view gamma-ray bursts at cosmological distance scales, gives us a new probe of dark matter and a new possibility for its direct detection. As a first application we use the time delay determined from radio afterglow observations of distant gamma-ray bursts to realize a direct limit on the electric charge-to-mass ratio of dark matter of |{epsilon}|/M<1x10{sup -5} eV{sup -1} at 95% C.L.

Gardner, Susan [Center for Particle Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics Department, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Latimer, David C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

248

Solar System constraints to nonminimally coupled gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We extend the analysis of Chiba, Smith and Erickcek \\cite{CSE} of Solar System constraints on $f(R)$ gravity to a class of nonminimally coupled (NMC) theories of gravity. These generalize $f(R)$ theories by replacing the action functional of General Relativity (GR) with a more general form involving two functions $f^1(R)$ and $f^2(R)$ of the Ricci scalar curvature $R$. While the function $f^1(R)$ is a nonlinear term in the action, analogous to $f(R)$ gravity, the function $f^2(R)$ yields a NMC between the matter Lagrangian density $\\LL_m$ and the scalar curvature. The developed method allows for obtaining constraints on the admissible classes of functions $f^1(R)$ and $f^2(R)$, by requiring that predictions of NMC gravity are compatible with Solar System tests of gravity. We apply this method to a NMC model which accounts for the observed accelerated expansion of the Universe.

Orfeu Bertolami; Riccardo March; Jorge Páramos

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

249

Dictionary learning under global sparsity constraint  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new method is proposed in this paper to learn overcomplete dictionary from training data samples. Differing from the current methods that enforce similar sparsity constraint on each of the input samples, the proposed method attempts to impose global sparsity constraint on the entire data set. This enables the proposed method to fittingly assign the atoms of the dictionary to represent various samples and optimally adapt to the complicated structures underlying the entire data set. By virtue of the sparse coding and sparse PCA techniques, a simple algorithm is designed for the implementation of the method. The efficiency and the convergence of the proposed algorithm are also theoretically analyzed. Based on the experimental results implemented on a series of signal and image data sets, it is apparent that our method performs better than the current dictionary learning methods in original dictionary recovering, input data reconstructing, and salient data structure revealing.

Meng, Deyu; Zhao, Qian; Xu, Zongben

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Markets indicate possible natural gas pipeline constraints in the ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Biofuels: Ethanol & Biodiesel ... This difference reflects expectations about the likelihood of capacity constraints associated with moving natural gas on pipelines ...

251

equality constraints, riemannian manifolds and direct search methods  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Aug 2, 2007 ... EQUALITY CONSTRAINTS, RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS AND DIRECT SEARCH METHODS. David W. Dreisigmeyer(dreisigm ***at*** lanl.gov).

252

Primary electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple model is presented for the primary step in the photoinduced electron transfer in the photosynthetic reaction centers of Rps. viridis and Rb. sphaeroides. The interaction of the chromophore system (consisting of photoexcited donor P, conduction intermediate B{sub L}, and acceptor H{sub L}) with the environment is assumed to be negligible until vibronic deexcitation takes place resulting in a stochastically perturbed adiabatic electron transfer. This process constitutes a three-level problem. It is shown that this problem, in the present case, can be approximated by a two-level problem which can simple be solved. The unidirectionality of the electron flow is explained by coincidence of energy levels in the L branch due to evolutionary constraint.

Kitzing, E.V.; Kuhn, H. (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biophysikalische Chemie, Goettingen (Germany, F.R.))

1990-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

253

Topological constraints in magnetic field relaxation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stability and reconnection of magnetic fields play a fundamental role in natural and man-made plasma. In these applications the field's topology determines the stability of the magnetic field. Here I will describe the importance of one topology quantifier, the magnetic helicity, which impedes any free decay of the magnetic energy. Further constraints come from the fixed point index which hinders the field to relax into the Taylor state.

Candelaresi, Simon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Solar system constraints on Rindler acceleration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss the classical tests of general relativity in the presence of Rindler acceleration. Among these tests the perihelion shifts give the tightest constraints and indicate that the Pioneer anomaly cannot be caused by a universal solar system Rindler acceleration. We address potential caveats for massive test-objects. Our tightest bound on Rindler acceleration that comes with no caveats is derived from radar echo delay and yields |a|<3nm/s^2.

Sante Carloni; Daniel Grumiller; Florian Preis

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Forecasting Cosmological Constraints from Redshift Surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Observations of redshift-space distortions in spectroscopic galaxy surveys offer an attractive method for observing the build-up of cosmological structure, which depends both on the expansion rate of the Universe and our theory of gravity. In this paper we present a formalism for forecasting the constraints on the growth of structure which would arise in an idealized survey. This Fisher matrix based formalism can be used to study the power and aid in the design of future surveys.

Martin White; Yong-Seon Song; Will J. Percival

2008-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

256

Leadership Constraints: Leading Global Virtual Teams Through Environmental Complexity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research focused on the question: What leadership constraints contribute to the complexity of the working environment faced by global virtual team leaders and how do those leadership constraints impact the behavior of leaders when they are trying ... Keywords: Computer Mediated Communication, Constraints, Global Virtual Team, Leadership, Telework

Leslie C. Tworoger, Cynthia P. Ruppel, Baiyun Gong, Randolph A. Pohlman

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

A mobile agent approach for global database constraint checking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrity constraints are valuable tools for enforcing consistency of data in a database. Global integrity constraints ensure integrity and consistency of data spanning multiple databases. In this paper, we propose a general framework of a mobile agent ... Keywords: global constraints, mobile agents, multi-database systems

Praveen Madiraju; Rajshekhar Sunderraman

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Token+constraint systems for tangible interaction with digital information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We identify and present a major interaction approach for tangible user interfaces based upon systems of tokens and constraints. In these interfaces, tokens are discrete physical objects which represent digital information. Constraints are confining regions ... Keywords: Tangible interfaces, token+constraint interfaces

Brygg Ullmer; Hiroshi Ishii; Robert J. K. Jacob

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Thesis: a generic, collaborative framework for interval constraint solving  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper abstracts the contents of a PhD dissertation entitled A Generic, Collaborative Framework for Interval Constraint Solving which has been recently defended. This thesis presents a generic framework for defining and solving interval constraints ... Keywords: constraint, cooperation, indexical, lattice, propagation

Antonio J. Fernández

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

A Generic, Collaborative Framework for Interval Constraint Solving: Thesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper abstracts the contents of a PhD dissertation entitled A Generic, Collaborative Framework for Interval Constraint Solving which has been recently defended. This thesis presents a generic framework for defining and solving interval constraints ... Keywords: Constraint, cooperation, indexical, lattice, propagation

Antonio J. Fernández

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Effects of interfacial surfactant contamination on bubble gas transfer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

rmed the expectations that gas and liquid side interfacialAlves, S.S. , 2002. Gas–liquid mass transfer to singlefocuses on ?ne-bubble gas–liquid interfaces. Environmental

Rosso, D; Huo, D L; Stenstrom, M K

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

On Mass Conservation in High-Order High-Resolution Rigorous Remapping Schemes on the Sphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is the purpose of this short article to analyze mass conservation in high-order rigorous remapping schemes, which contrary to flux-based methods, relies on elaborate integral constraints over overlap areas and reconstruction functions. For ...

Christoph Erath; Peter H. Lauritzen; Henry M. Tufo

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

NERSC's Data Transfer Nodes  

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Data Transfer Nodes Data Transfer Nodes Data Transfer Nodes Overview The data transfer nodes are NERSC servers dedicated to performing transfers between NERSC data storage resources such as HPSS and the NERSC Global Filesystem (NGF), and storage resources at other sites including the Leadership Computing Facility at ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory). These nodes are being managed (and monitored for performance) as part of a collaborative effort between ESnet, NERSC, and ORNL to enable high performance data movement over the high-bandwidth 10Gb ESnet wide-area network (WAN). Restrictions In order to keep the data transfer nodes performing optimally for data transfers, we request that users restrict interactive use of these systems to tasks that are related to preparing data for transfer or are directly

264

Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Department of Energy (DOE) ... and business development involved in successful technology transfer. 8. Government-industry interactions. ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

265

SRNL - Technology Transfer - Home  

Technology Transfer. Research and Development Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) scientists and engineers develop technologies designed to improve ...

266

Tech Transfer Report 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Summary Report on Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer FY 2003 Activity Metrics and Outcomes 2004 Report ...

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

267

Mass Finishing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 8 Operating conditions for mass finishing...Brass screw-machine parts Aluminum oxide or granite 6.4-19 0.25-0.75 [MathExpression] -6 Light matte or bright Light cutting (a) Brass stampings or screws (b) Limestone 3.2-13 0.13-0.50 2-6 Bright (a) Submerged tumbling is used for fragile and precision parts. (b) Screw-machine parts...

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Solar system and equivalence principle constraints on f(R) gravity by chameleon approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study constraints on f(R) dark energy models from solar system experiments combined with experiments on the violation of equivalence principle. When the mass of an equivalent scalar field degree of freedom is heavy in a region with high density, a spherically symmetric body has a thin-shell so that an effective coupling of the fifth force is suppressed through a chameleon mechanism. We place experimental bounds on the cosmologically viable models recently proposed in literature which have an asymptotic form f(R)=R-lambda R_c [1-(R_c/R)^{2n}] in the regime R >> R_c. From the solar-system constraints on the post-Newtonian parameter gamma, we derive the bound n>0.5, whereas the constraints from the violations of weak and strong equivalence principles give the bound n>0.9. This allows a possibility to find the deviation from the LambdaCDM cosmological model. For the model f(R)=R-lambda R_c(R/R_c)^p with 0constraint is found to be p<10^{-10}, which shows that this model is hardly distinguishable from the LambdaCDM cosmology.

Salvatore Capozziello; Shinji Tsujikawa

2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

269

Heat transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer system for a nuclear reactor is described. Heat transfer is accomplished within a sealed vapor chamber which is substantially evacuated prior to use. A heat transfer medium, which is liquid at the design operating temperatures, transfers heat from tubes interposed in the reactor primary loop to spaced tubes connected to a steam line for power generation purposes. Heat transfer is accomplished by a two-phase liquid-vapor-liquid process as used in heat pipes. Condensible gases are removed from the vapor chamber through a vertical extension in open communication with the chamber interior.

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1980-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

270

Heat transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer system for a nuclear reactor. Heat transfer is accomplished within a sealed vapor chamber which is substantially evacuated prior to use. A heat transfer medium, which is liquid at the design operating temperatures, transfers heat from tubes interposed in the reactor primary loop to spaced tubes connected to a steam line for power generation purposes. Heat transfer is accomplished by a two-phase liquid-vapor-liquid process as used in heat pipes. Condensible gases are removed from the vapor chamber through a vertical extension in open communication with the chamber interior.

McGuire, Joseph C. (Richland, WA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Assessment of Grid Reliability Benefits and Transfer Gains with Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developments in the electric power industry have accentuated the need to resolve problems caused by certain limitations inherent to ac transmission, including inadvertent (parallel and loop) flows, stability and voltage constraints limiting total transfer capability (TTC), the propagation of disturbances capable of producing system separations and cascading outages, limited power densities on rights-of-way, and difficulties in achieving coordinated transmission planning. Segmenting a grid by breaking it ...

2009-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

272

Modeling water emission from low-mass protostellar envelopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Within low-mass star formation, water vapor plays a key role in the chemistry and energy balance of the circumstellar material. The Herschel Space Observatory will open up the possibility to observe water lines originating from a wide range of excitation energies.Our aim is to simulate the emission of rotational water lines from envelopes characteristic of embedded low-mass protostars. A large number of parameters that influence the water line emission are explored: luminosity, density,density slope and water abundances.Both dust and water emission are modelled using full radiative transfer in spherical symmetry. The temperature profile is calculated for a given density profile. The H2O level populations and emission profiles are in turn computed with a non-LTE line code. The results are analyzed to determine the diagnostic value of different lines, and are compared with existing observations. Lines can be categorized in: (i) optically thick lines, including ground-state lines, mostly sensitive to the cold outer part; (ii) highly excited (E_u>200-250 K) optically thin lines sensitive to the abundance in the hot inner part; and (iii) lines which vary from optically thick to thin depending on the abundances. Dust influences the emission of water significantly by becoming optically thick at the higher frequencies, and by pumping optically thin lines. A good physical model of a source, including a correct treatment of dust, is a prerequisite to infer the water abundance structure and possible jumps at the evaporation temperature from observations. The inner warm (T>100 K) envelope can be probed byhighly-excited lines, while a combination of excited and spectrally resolved ground state lines probes the outer envelope. Observations of H218O lines, although weak, provide even stronger constraints on abundances.

T. A. van Kempen; S. D. Doty; E. F. van Dishoeck; M. R. Hogerheijde; J. K. Joergensen

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

273

Cosmological constraints on the curvaton web parameters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the mixed inflaton-curvaton scenario in which quantum fluctuations of the curvaton field during inflation lead to a relatively large curvature perturbation spectrum at small scales. We use the model of chaotic inflation with quadratic potential including supergravity corrections leading to a large positive tilt in the power spectrum of the curvaton field. The model is characterized by the strongly inhomogeneous curvaton field in the Universe and large non-Gaussianity of curvature perturbations at small scales. We obtained the constraints on the model parameters considering the process of primordial black hole (PBH) production in radiation era.

Edgar Bugaev; Peter Klimai

2012-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

274

Transfer Credit Approval Form For Transfer Terms and Exchange Programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transfer Credit Approval Form For Transfer Terms and Exchange Programs CONTINUED Student/transfer term is not a Dartmouth-sponsored program. ______ The regulations for exchange/transfer terms of the COI will review my transfer term application and I may only receive Dartmouth credit for a transfer

Myers, Lawrence C.

275

Dark stars: Implications and constraints from cosmic reionization and extragalactic background radiation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dark stars powered by dark matter annihilation have been proposed as the first luminous sources in the universe. These stars are believed to form in the central dark matter cusp of low-mass minihalos. Recent calculations indicate stellar masses up to \\sim1000 solar masses and/or have very long lifetimes. The UV photons from these objects could therefore contribute significantly to cosmic reionization. Here we show that such dark star models would require a somewhat artificial reionization history, based on a double-reionization phase and a late star-burst near redshift $z\\sim6$, in order to fulfill the WMAP constraint on the optical depth as well as the Gunn-Peterson constraint at $z\\sim6$. This suggests that, if dark stars were common in the early universe, then models are preferred which predict a number of UV photons similar to conventional Pop. III stars. This excludes dark stars with 100 solar masses that enter a main-sequence phase and other models that lead to a strong increase in the number of UV photons. We also derive constraints for massive as well as light dark matter candidates from the observed X-ray, gamma-ray and neutrino background, considering dark matter profiles which have been steepened during the formation of dark stars. This increases the clumping factor at high redshift and gives rise to a higher dark matter annihilation rate in the early universe. We furthermore estimate the potential contribution from the annihilation products in the remnants of dark stars, which may provide a promising path to constrain such models further, but which is currently still uncertain.

Dominik R. G. Schleicher; Robi Banerjee; Ralf S. Klessen

2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

276

Credit Constraints, Learning and Aggregate Consumption Volatility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper documents three empirical facts. First, consumption volatility relative to income volatility rose from 1947-1960 and then fell dramatically by 75 percent from the 1960s to the 1990s. Second, the correlation between consumption growth and personal income growth fell by about 75 percent over the same time period. Finally, absolute deviations of consumption changes from their mean exhibit two breaks in U.S. data, and the mean size of the absolute deviations has again fallen by about 75 percent. First, I find that a standard benchmark permanent income hypothesis model is unable to explain these facts. Then, I examine the ability of two hypotheses: a fall in credit constraints and changing beliefs about the permanence of income shocks to explain these facts. I find evidence for both explanations and find that these facts can be almost completely explained by a model with learning about the nature of income shocks and a reduction in credit constraints. Importantly, I find that estimated changes in beliefs about the permanence of income shocks have substantial explanatory power for consumption changes.

Daniel L. Tortorice

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Constraints on cosmological parameters from MAXIMA-1  

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We set new constraints on a seven-dimensional space of cosmological parameters within the class of inflationary adiabatic models. We use the angular power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background measured over a wide range of l in the first flight of the MAXIMA balloon-borne experiment (MAXIMA-1) and the low-l results from the COBE Differential Microwave Radiometer experiment. We find constraints on the total energy density of the universe, Omega = 1.0(-0.30)(+0.15), the physical density of baryons, Omega (b)h(2) = 0.03 +/- 0.01, the physical density of cold dark matter, Omega (cdm)h(2) = 0.2(-0.1)(+0.2), and the spectral index of primordial scalar fluctuations, n(s) = 1.08 +/- 0.1,all at the 95 percent confidence level. By combining our results with measurements of high-redshift supernovae we constrain the value of the cosmological constant and the fractional amount of pressureless matter in the universe to 0.45<(Lambda)<0.75 and 0.25

Balbi, A.; Ade, P.; Bock, J.; Borrill, J.; Boscaleri, A.; DeBernardis, P.; Ferreira, P.G.; Hanany, S.; Hristov, V.; Jaffe, A.H.; Lee,A.T.; Oh, S.; Pascale; E.; Rabii, B.; Richards, R.L.; Smoot, G.F.; Stompor, R.; Winant, C.D.; Wu, J.H.P.

2006-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

278

Mass Transport within Soils  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Contaminants in soil can impact human health and the environment through a complex web of interactions. Soils exist where the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere converge. Soil is the thin outer zone of the earth's crust that supports rooted plants and is the product of climate and living organisms acting on rock. A true soil is a mixture of air, water, mineral, and organic components. The relative proportions of these components determine the value of the soil for agricultural and for other human uses. These proportions also determine, to a large extent, how a substance added to soil is transported and/or transformed within the soil (Spositio, 2004). In mass-balance models, soil compartments play a major role, functioning both as reservoirs and as the principal media for transport among air, vegetation, surface water, deeper soil, and ground water (Mackay, 2001). Quantifying the mass transport of chemicals within soil and between soil and atmosphere is important for understanding the role soil plays in controlling fate, transport, and exposure to multimedia pollutants. Soils are characteristically heterogeneous. A trench dug into soil typically reveals several horizontal layers having different colors and textures. As illustrated in Figure 1, these multiple layers are often divided into three major horizons: (1) the A horizon, which encompasses the root zone and contains a high concentration of organic matter; (2) the B horizon, which is unsaturated, lies below the roots of most plants, and contains a much lower organic carbon content; and (3) the C horizon, which is the unsaturated zone of weathered parent rock consisting of bedrock, alluvial material, glacial material, and/or soil of an earlier geological period. Below these three horizons lies the saturated zone - a zone that encompasses the area below ground surface in which all interconnected openings within the geologic media are completely filled with water. Similarly to the unsaturated zone with three major horizons, the saturated zone can be further divided into other zones based on hydraulic and geologic conditions. Wetland soils are a special and important class in which near-saturation conditions exist most of the time. When a contaminant is added to or formed in a soil column, there are several mechanisms by which it can be dispersed, transported out of the soil column to other parts of the environment, destroyed, or transformed into some other species. Thus, to evaluate or manage any contaminant introduced to the soil column, one must determine whether and how that substance will (1) remain or accumulate within the soil column, (2) be transported by dispersion or advection within the soil column, (3) be physically, chemically, or biologically transformed within the soil (i.e., by hydrolysis, oxidation, etc.), or (4) be transported out of the soil column to another part of the environment through a cross-media transfer (i.e., volatilization, runoff, ground water infiltration, etc.). These competing processes impact the fate of physical, chemical, or biological contaminants found in soils. In order to capture these mechanisms in mass transfer models, we must develop mass-transfer coefficients (MTCs) specific to soil layers. That is the goal of this chapter. The reader is referred to other chapters in this Handbook that address related transport processes, namely Chapter 13 on bioturbation, Chapter 15 on transport in near-surface geological formations, and Chapter 17 on soil resuspention. This chapter addresses the following issues: the nature of soil pollution, composition of soil, transport processes and transport parameters in soil, transformation processes in soil, mass-balance models, and MTCs in soils. We show that to address vertical heterogeneity in soils in is necessary to define a characteristic scaling depth and use this to establish process-based expressions for soil MTCs. The scaling depth in soil and the corresponding MTCs depend strongly on (1) the composition of the soil and physical state of the soil, (2) the chemical and physic

McKone, Thomas E.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

A Global Chance-Constraint for Stochastic Inventory Systems Under Service Level Constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider a class of production/inventory control problems that has a single product and a single stocking location, for which a stochastic demand with a known non-stationary probability distribution is given. Under the widely-known replenishment cycle ... Keywords: Global chance-constraints, Non-stationary (R,S) policy, Stochastic inventory control, Uncertainty

Roberto Rossi; S. Armagan Tarim; Brahim Hnich; Steven Prestwich

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Early Lifecycle Work: Influence of Individual Characteristics,Methodological Constraints, and Interface Constraints  

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This paper reports the results of an experiment undertaken for the CADPRO (Constraints And the Decision PROject) project. Subjects with varied experience produced data flow diagrams (DFDs) using a DFD tool generated by CASEMaker, a meta-CASE ... Keywords: CASE tools, human-computer interface, methodological support

Andrew Brooks; Fredrik Utbult; Catherine Mulligan; Ross Jeffery

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological constraints from the CMB and Ly-alpha forest revisited  

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The WMAP team has recently highlighted the usefulness of combining the Ly-alpha forest constraints with those from the cosmic microwave background. This combination is particularly powerful as a probe of the primordial shape of the power spectrum. Converting between the Ly-alpha forest observations and the linear mass power spectrum requires a careful treatment of nuisance parameters and modeling with cosmological simulations. We point out several errors and inconsistencies in the previous treatments that propagate into the estimations and associated errors of cosmological parameters, including those reported by the WMAP team. The two most important are the insufficient range of cosmological parameters explored in simulations used to date and an incorrect treatment of the mean transmitted flux constraints. We employ a likelihood calculator for the current data set based on an extensive 6-dimensional grid of simulations. We show that the current uncertainties in the mean transmission and the flux power spectru...

Seljak, U; Makarov, A; Seljak, Uros; Donald, Patrick Mc; Makarov, Alexey

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Fuel transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nuclear fuel bundle fuel transfer system includes a transfer pool containing water at a level above a reactor core. A fuel transfer machine therein includes a carriage disposed in the transfer pool and under the water for transporting fuel bundles. The carriage is selectively movable through the water in the transfer pool and individual fuel bundles are carried vertically in the carriage. In a preferred embodiment, a first movable bridge is disposed over an upper pool containing the reactor core, and a second movable bridge is disposed over a fuel storage pool, with the transfer pool being disposed therebetween. A fuel bundle may be moved by the first bridge from the reactor core and loaded into the carriage which transports the fuel bundle to the second bridge which picks up the fuel bundle and carries it to the fuel storage pool.

Townsend, Harold E. (Campbell, CA); Barbanti, Giancarlo (Cupertino, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Technology Transfer: About the Technology Transfer Department  

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About the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management About the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Department The Technology Transfer Department helps move technologies from the Lab to the marketplace to benefit society and the U. S. economy. We accomplish this through developing and managing an array of partnerships with the private and public sectors. What We Do We license a wide range of cutting-edge technologies to companies that have the financial, R & D, manufacturing, marketing, and managerial capabilities to successfully commercialize Lab inventions. In addition, we manage lab-industry research partnerships, ensure that inventions receive appropriate patent or copyright protection, license technology to start-up companies, distribute royalties to the Lab and to inventors and serve as

284

NREL: Technology Transfer - About Technology Transfer  

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About Technology Transfer About Technology Transfer Through technology partnerships, NREL seeks to reduce private sector risk and enable investment in the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The transfer of these technologies to the marketplace helps displace oil, reduce carbon emissions, and increase U.S. industry competitiveness. Principles NREL develops and implements technology partnerships based on the standards established by the following principles: Balancing Public and Private Interest Form partnerships that serve the public interest and advance U.S. Department of Energy goals. Demonstrate appropriate stewardship of publicly funded assets, yielding national benefits. Provide value to the commercial partner. Focusing on Outcomes Develop mutually beneficial collaborations through processes, which are

285

Memristive Transfer Matrices  

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An electrical analysis is performed for a memristor crossbar array integrated with operational amplifiers including the effects of parasitic or contact resistances. It is shown that the memristor crossbar array can act as a transfer matrix for a multiple input-multiple output signal processing system. Special cases of the transfer matrix are described related to reconfigurable analog filters, waveform generators, analog computing, and pattern similarity. Keywords: transfer matrix, memristor, analog electronics, crossbar, operational amplifier, reconfigurable electronics

Mouttet, Blaise

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Chlorofluorocarbon Constraints on North Atlantic Ventilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The North Atlantic Ocean vigorously ventilates the ocean interior. Thermocline and deep water masses are exposed to atmospheric contact there and are sequestered in two principal classes: Subtropical Mode Water (STMW: 26.5 ? ?? ? 26.8) and ...

Thomas W. N. Haine; Kelvin J. Richards; Yanli Jia

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Constraints on proton structure from precision atomic physics measurements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The ground-state hyperfine splittings in hydrogen and muonium are extremely well measured. The difference between them, after correcting for the different magnetic moments of the muon and proton and for reduced mass effects, is due solely to the structure of the proton - the large QED contributions for a pointlike nucleus essentially cancel. A major contribution to the rescaled hyperfine difference is proportional to the Zemach radius, a fundamental measure of the proton which can be computed as an integral over the product of the elastic electric and magnetic form factors of the proton. The remaining proton structure corrections, the polarization contribution from inelastic states in the spin-dependent virtual Compton amplitude and the proton size dependence of the relativistic recoil corrections, have small uncertainties. The resulting high precision determination of the Zemach radius (1.013 {+-} 0.016) fm from atomic physics provides an important constraint on fits to accelerator measurements of the proton electric and magnetic form factors. Conversely, the authors use the muonium data to extract an 'experimental' value for the QED corrections to the hyperfine splitting of hydrogenic atoms. There is a significant discrepancy between measurement and theory which is in the same direction as a corresponding discrepancy in positronium.

Brodsky, S

2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

288

Analysis of 70 Ophiuchi AB including seismic constraints  

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The analysis of solar-like oscillations for stars belonging to a binary system provides a unique opportunity to probe the internal stellar structure and to test our knowledge of stellar physics. Such oscillations have been recently observed and characterized for the A component of the 70 Ophiuchi system. A model of 70 Ophiuchi AB that correctly reproduces all observational constraints available for both stars is determined. An age of 6.2 +- 1.0 Gyr is found with an initial helium mass fraction Y_i=0.266 +- 0.015 and an initial metallicity (Z/X)_i=0.0300 +- 0.0025 when atomic diffusion is included and a solar value of the mixing-length parameter assumed. A precise and independent determination of the value of the mixing-length parameter needed to model 70 Oph A requires accurate measurement of the mean small separation, which is not available yet. Current asteroseismic observations, however, suggest that the value of the mixing-length parameter of 70 Oph A is lower or equal to the solar calibrated value. The e...

Eggenberger, P; Carrier, F; Fernandes, J; Santos, N C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Analysis of 70 Ophiuchi AB including seismic constraints  

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The analysis of solar-like oscillations for stars belonging to a binary system provides a unique opportunity to probe the internal stellar structure and to test our knowledge of stellar physics. Such oscillations have been recently observed and characterized for the A component of the 70 Ophiuchi system. A model of 70 Ophiuchi AB that correctly reproduces all observational constraints available for both stars is determined. An age of 6.2 +- 1.0 Gyr is found with an initial helium mass fraction Y_i=0.266 +- 0.015 and an initial metallicity (Z/X)_i=0.0300 +- 0.0025 when atomic diffusion is included and a solar value of the mixing-length parameter assumed. A precise and independent determination of the value of the mixing-length parameter needed to model 70 Oph A requires accurate measurement of the mean small separation, which is not available yet. Current asteroseismic observations, however, suggest that the value of the mixing-length parameter of 70 Oph A is lower or equal to the solar calibrated value. The effects of atomic diffusion and of the choice of the adopted solar mixture were also studied. We also tested and compared the theoretical tools used for the modeling of stars for which p-modes frequencies are detected by performing this analysis with three different stellar evolution codes and two different calibration methods. We found that the different evolution codes and calibration methods we used led to perfectly coherent results.

P. Eggenberger; A. Miglio; F. Carrier; J. Fernandes; N. C. Santos

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

290

Jefferson Lab Technology Transfer  

This site's design is only visible in a graphical browser that supports web standards, but its content is accessible to any browser. Concerns? Technology Transfer.

291

NETL: Technology Transfer - DOE  

Home > Technology Transfer. ... and cheaper to design future power plants. ... we welcome the opportunity to build mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, ...

292

NREL: Technology Transfer - Contacts  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer Contacts. Here you'll find contact information and resources to help answer any questions you may have about ...

293

SRNL - Technology Transfer - Ombudsman  

... complete fairness in the transfer of federally funded technologies into the marketplace for the benefit of the U.S. economy.

294

Partnerships and Technology Transfer  

Economic Development Overview. ORNL's Partnerships Staff works with a number of partners in the region, State, and across the nation to help transfer ORNL-developed ...

295

MATERIALS TRANSFER AGREEMENT  

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MTAXX-XXX 1 MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENT for Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Carbon Fiber Technology Facility In order for the RECIPIENT to obtain materials, the RECIPIENT...

296

Convection Heat Transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...Heat-Transfer Equations, Fundamentals of Modeling for Metals Processing, Vol 22A, ASM Handbook, ASM International, 2009, p 625â??658...

297

Facility Survey & Transfer  

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

As DOE facilities become excess, many that are radioactively and/or chemically contaminated will become candidate for transfer to DOE-EM for deactivation and decommissioning.

298

Technology Transfer: For Industry  

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Available Technologies Licensing Berkeley Lab Technologies Partnering with Berkeley Lab Contact Us Receive Customized Tech Alerts Tech Transfer Site Map Last updated: 09172009...

299

Capacity with energy constraint in coherent state channel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider two kind of energy constraints when the output state is a coherent state. One is a constraint on the total energy during a fixed period; the other is a constraint on the total energy for a single code. The first setting can be easily dealt with by using the conventional capacity formula. The second setting requires the general capacity formula for a classical-quantum channel.

Masahito Hayashi

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

300

Business Case Slide 34: Regulatory Constraints Analysis (ANL...  

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Regulatory Constraints Analysis (ANL) - Program Focus Program focus ANL will be preparing a risk analysis and regulatory plan for a specific case: use of DU in catalysts Enhance...

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Business Case Slide 32: Regulatory Constraints Analysis (ANL...  

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Regulatory Constraints Analysis (ANL) - Description Description Enabling activity cross-cutting all potential uses of DU in radiologically unregulated areas Tasks Evaluate...

302

Business Case Slide 33: Regulatory Constraints Analysis (ANL...  

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Previous Slide Next Slide Table of Contents Regulatory Constraints Analysis (ANL) - Status Status Evaluation of current status completed in FY02 All manufacturing of DU products...

303

Benders decomposition for the hop-constrainted survivable network ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

level of transmission reliability in the sense that the probability that all the transmission lines in the path are working ...... availability constraints. Comput. & OR 15 ...

304

On Relaxing the Mangasarian–Fromovitz Constraint Qualification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

constraint qualification in the local analysis of the solution map to a parame- .... when I2(¯x) is large, verifying this condition can still be a challenging job.

305

The dose–volume constraint satisfaction problem for inverse ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jan 30, 2004 ... volume constraint satisfaction search for the discretized radiation therapy model. ..... This was dictated by an emphasis in this report on testing.

306

Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

America, 2009 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker...

307

Effects of geometric constraints and sample topology on superconductivity.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The goal of this dissertation is to explore the effects of geometric constraints and sample topology on superconductivity. This work started with an effort to… (more)

Staley, Neal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Exact Solution of Graph Coloring Problems via Constraint ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless Mesh Networks. Capone et al. (2010). Employee ...... Integrating operations research in constraint programming. 4OR: Quart. J. Oper. Res. 4 1–45

309

Production Scheduling with Energy Efficiency Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research is motivated by a real world production scheduling problem in a continuous manufacturing system involving multiple objectives, multiple products and multiple processing lines with various inventory, production and energy efficiency constraints. Because of the conflicting objectives, an optimization approach is considered as not feasible by the plant management. Given a customer demand forecast, three practical heuristic algorithms are developed to generate daily production schedules for three conflicting objectives: minimize shipment delays, minimize average inventory levels, and minimize product switch-over to avoid energy waste. Since each heuristic is designed to give priority to one of the three conflicting objectives, none of them is absolutely superior to the other algorithms in all aspects. However, the management can assign weights to each of the three objectives to identify the schedule that minimizes the total cost index.

Lee, J.; Kozman, T. A.; Wang, X.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

New Constraints on the Early Expansion History  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cosmic microwave background measurements have pushed to higher resolution, lower noise, and more sky coverage. These data enable a unique test of the early universe's expansion rate and constituents such as effective number of relativistic degrees of freedom and dark energy. Using the most recent data from Planck and WMAP9, we constrain the expansion history in a model independent manner from today back to redshift z=10^5. The Hubble parameter is mapped to a few percent precision, limiting early dark energy and extra relativistic degrees of freedom within a model independent approach to 2-16% and 0.71 equivalent neutrino species respectively (95% CL). Within dark radiation, barotropic aether, and Doran-Robbers models, the early dark energy constraints are 3.3%, 1.9%, 1.2% respectively.

Hojjati, Alireza; Samsing, Johan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

MODELING OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS FOR DARK MATTER HALOS  

SciTech Connect

Observations show that the underlying rotation curves at intermediate radii in spiral and low-surface-brightness galaxies are nearly universal. Further, in these same galaxies, the product of the central density and the core radius ({rho}{sub 0} r{sub 0}) is constant. An empirically motivated model for dark matter halos that incorporates these observational constraints is presented and shown to be in accord with the observations. A model fit to the observations of the galaxy cluster A611 shows that {rho}{sub 0} r{sub 0} for the dark matter halo in this more massive structure is larger by a factor of {approx}20 over that assumed for the galaxies. The model maintains the successful Navarro-Frenk-White form in the outer regions, although the well-defined differences in the inner regions suggest that modifications to the standard cold dark matter picture are required.

Hartwick, F. D. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 (Canada)

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Knowledge transfer frameworks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While theories abound concerning knowledge transfer in organisations, little empirical work has been undertaken to assess any possible relationship between repositories of knowledge and those responsible for the use of knowledge. This paper develops ... Keywords: hybrid approach, knowledge administration, knowledge management, knowledge storage, knowledge transfer framework

Sajjad M Jasimuddin; Nigel Connell; Jonathan H Klein

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

A mass transfer model of ammonia volatilisation from anaerobic digestate  

SciTech Connect

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is becoming increasingly popular for treating organic waste. The methane produced can be burned to generate electricity and the digestate, which is high in mineral nitrogen, can be used as a fertiliser. In this paper we evaluate potential losses of ammonia via volatilisation from food waste anaerobic digestate using a closed chamber system equipped with a sulphuric acid trap. Ammonia losses represent a pollution source and, over long periods could reduce the agronomic value of the digestate. Observed ammonia losses from the experimental system were linear with time. A simple non-steady-state partitioning model was developed to represent the process. After calibration, the model was able to describe the behaviour of ammonia in the digestate and in the trap very well. The average rate of volatilisation was approximately 5.2 g N m{sup -2} week{sup -1}. The model was used to extrapolate the findings of the laboratory study to a number of AD storage scenarios. The simulations highlight that open storage of digestate could result in significant losses of ammonia to the atmosphere. Losses are predicted to be relatively minor from covered facilities, particularly if depth to surface area ratio is high.

Whelan, M.J., E-mail: m.j.whelan@cranfield.ac.u [School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL (United Kingdom); Everitt, T.; Villa, R. [School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL (United Kingdom)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

314

Mass Transfer Mechanisms during the Solvent Recovery of Heavy Oil.  

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??Canada has the second largest proven oil reserves next to Saudi Arabia which is mostly located in Alberta and Saskatchewan but is unconventional heavy oil… (more)

James, Lesley

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

University of Dortmund CFD modelling of mass transfer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in continuous centrifugal contactor separator equipment.81 These continuous centrifugal contactor separators the discrete stages in traditional mixer-settlers (e.g. the centrifugal contactor separators) and others. Figure 1.9 Supported liquid membrane flow. Centrifugal contactor separators Until recently, the state

Hron, Jaroslav

316

Bridge Frost Prediction by Heat and Mass Transfer Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Frost on roadways and bridges can present hazardous conditions to motorists, particularly when it occurs in patches or on bridges when adjacent roadways are clear of frost. To minimize materials costs, vehicle corrosion, and negative ...

Tina M. Greenfield; Eugene S. Takle

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Course Title: Heat and Mass Transfer Operations Instructor: Nader Aderangi  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in a trayed column-Kremeser equations Absorption in a packed column Humidification in packed columns-cooling systems 13- Knudsen diffusion 14- Separation processes Stagewise and Continuous contactors Absorption

Heller, Barbara

318

Mass Analysis, Directed Ion Transfer, and Field Shaping in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... For instance, electric trapping fields can be optimized by changing the potential ... Holes are laser-drilled for vias (electrical connections between ...

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Transfers | Department of Energy  

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

Transfers Transfers Transfers Transfer means a change of an employee, from one Federal government branch (executive, legislative, judicial) to another or from one agency to another without a break in service of 1 full work day. Below are a few tips to better assist you when you transer agencies: If you have any dependents you must complete a standard Form 2809 during new employee orientation as this information does not transfer over automatically. You will not be able to change your coverage until open season or a life changing event occurs. At the time of new employee orientation you must provide your most recent leave and earning statement (LES) so that your leave may be updated accordingly. If you do not provide us with this document it will take approximately 6 weeks before your annual and sick leave is updated.

320

Data Transfer Examples  

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» Data Transfer Examples » Data Transfer Examples Data Transfer Examples Moving data to Projectb Projectb is where data should be written from jobs running on the cluster or Gpints. There are intermediate files or bad results from a run that didn't work out that don't need to be saved. By running these jobs in the SCRATCH areas, these files will be deleted for you by the puge. If you run in the SANDBOX, you will have to clean up after yourselves. Batch Scheduled Transfers Use any queues to schedule jobs that move data to Projectb. A basic transfer script is here: kmfagnan@genepool12 ~ $ cat data_to_projb.sh #!/bin/bash -l #$ -N data2projb /projectb/scratch// kmfagnan@genepool12 ~ $ qsub data_to_projb.sh

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321

Multinucleon transfer reactions  

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The development of higher energies and better resolution in heavy-ion beams has led to a resurgence of interest in transfer reactions at energies well above the Coulomb barrier. Direct reactions with heavy ions are discussed in some detail. Heavy-ion reactions open up the possibility of new methods of spectroscopy, e.g., elastic transfer. Differential cross sections for heavy-ion ' transfer reactions are often featureless; however, some data show diffractive effects. The high angular momenta associated with recoil effects in heavy-ion reactions can be exploited to perform selective spectroscopy on light nuclei. Although most heavy-iontransfer data suggest that reactions proceed in a direct fashion, recent experiments indicate the presence of second-order multistep processes. Correlated nucleon transfer and transfer of many nucleons (e.g., (12C, alpha )) are also being investigated. (20 figures, 3 tables, 93 references) (RWR)

Scott, D.K.

1973-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

MSSM Constraints from Higgs Boson Searches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The LEP era has brought immense progress in searches for Higgs bosons over the last 12 years which will guide searches at future colliders. The evolution of the Higgs boson mass limits are reviewed with the focus on results from general parameter scans in the Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM) in contrast to the so-called benchmark limits. The hint for a Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson of 115.6 GeV can also be interpreted as a preference for a Higgs boson of that mass in the MSSM. Further small data excesses allow the hypothesis that the neutral Higgs bosons of the MSSM all have masses between 90 and 116 GeV.

Andre Sopczak

2001-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

323

Determinationof the power transfer capacityof a UPFCwith considerationof the system and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on a solid-state synchronous voltage source (STATCOM, SVS) [2,3],and a phase-shifter [4]. It provides capacity is investigated for systems with a unified power flow controller (UPFC). The combined effects of equipment constraints? system topology and installation locations on the UPFC real power transfer

Qu, Zhihua

324

Key-Based Problem Decomposition for Relational Constraint Satisfaction Problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Constraint satisfaction problems (CSP) are often posed over data residing in relational database systems, which serve as passive data-storage back ends. Several studies have demonstrated a number of important advantages to having database systems capable ... Keywords: constraint processing, databases, decomposition

James J. Lu; Sebastien Siva

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Search Search Strategies for Scheduling Constraint-based Scheduling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Search Search Strategies for Scheduling Constraint-based Scheduling: Search Strategies Hana Rudová-based Scheduling: Search Strategies 1/10 #12;Search Search Strategies for Scheduling Outline 1 Search 2 Search Strategies for Scheduling Constraint-based Scheduling: Search Strategies 2/10 #12;Search Search Strategies

Qu, Rong

326

Constraint multi-objective automated synthesis for CMOS operational amplifier  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A multi-objective evolution algorithm (MOEA) is presented to automatically determine the parameters in Op-Amp synthesis where the cost functions (e.g., minimizing the power dissipation and the chip area) and the constraint functions (e.g., the user-defined ... Keywords: CMOS Op-Amp, Constraint handling, Elitist maintaining, Multi-objective evolution algorithm

Jili Tao; Qinru Fan; Xiaoming Chen; Yong Zhu

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

An iterative distributed algorithm for multi-constraint multicast routing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a group computation based distributed algorithm for solving the problem of multi-constraint multicast routing. This algorithm is fully distributed and can generate within acceptable time and message complexities a multicast ... Keywords: Distributed algorithm, Heuristic algorithm, Multicast, Multicast routing tree, Multiple constraints, NP-hardness, QoS, Routing protocol

Tzu-Lun Huang; D. T. Lee

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Estimating a Demand System with Nonnegativity Constraints: Mexican Meat Demand  

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: Properties of the AIDS Generalized Maximum Entropy Estimator 24 #12;Estimating a Demand SystemEstimating a Demand System with Nonnegativity Constraints: Mexican Meat Demand Amos Golan* Jeffrey with nonnegativity constraints is presented. This approach, called generalized maximum entropy (GME), is more

Perloff, Jeffrey M.

329

An automata-theoretic approach to constraint LTL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider an extension of linear-time temporal logic (LTL) with constraints interpreted over a concrete domain. We use a new automata-theoretic technique to show PSPACE decidability of the logic for the constraint systems (Z, Keywords: Logics of space and time, Model-checking, Temporal logic

Stéphane Demri; Deepak D'Souza

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER AND PRESSURE DROP IN PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS USING FLUENT AS CFD TOOL.  

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??Corrugated walls are commonly used as passive devices for heat and mass transfer enhancement, being most effective in applications operated at transitional and turbulent Reynolds… (more)

EGEREGOR, DAFE

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Technology transfer 1994  

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This document, Technology Transfer 94, is intended to communicate that there are many opportunities available to US industry and academic institutions to work with DOE and its laboratories and facilities in the vital activity of improving technology transfer to meet national needs. It has seven major sections: Introduction, Technology Transfer Activities, Access to Laboratories and Facilities, Laboratories and Facilities, DOE Office, Technologies, and an Index. Technology Transfer Activities highlights DOE`s recent developments in technology transfer and describes plans for the future. Access to Laboratories and Facilities describes the many avenues for cooperative interaction between DOE laboratories or facilities and industry, academia, and other government agencies. Laboratories and Facilities profiles the DOE laboratories and facilities involved in technology transfer and presents information on their missions, programs, expertise, facilities, and equipment, along with data on whom to contact for additional information on technology transfer. DOE Offices summarizes the major research and development programs within DOE. It also contains information on how to access DOE scientific and technical information. Technologies provides descriptions of some of the new technologies developed at DOE laboratories and facilities.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

China's Coal: Demand, Constraints, and Externalities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study analyzes China's coal industry by focusing on four related areas. First, data are reviewed to identify the major drivers of historical and future coal demand. Second, resource constraints and transport bottlenecks are analyzed to evaluate demand and growth scenarios. The third area assesses the physical requirements of substituting coal demand growth with other primary energy forms. Finally, the study examines the carbon- and environmental implications of China's past and future coal consumption. There are three sections that address these areas by identifying particular characteristics of China's coal industry, quantifying factors driving demand, and analyzing supply scenarios: (1) reviews the range of Chinese and international estimates of remaining coal reserves and resources as well as key characteristics of China's coal industry including historical production, resource requirements, and prices; (2) quantifies the largest drivers of coal usage to produce a bottom-up reference projection of 2025 coal demand; and (3) analyzes coal supply constraints, substitution options, and environmental externalities. Finally, the last section presents conclusions on the role of coal in China's ongoing energy and economic development. China has been, is, and will continue to be a coal-powered economy. In 2007 Chinese coal production contained more energy than total Middle Eastern oil production. The rapid growth of coal demand after 2001 created supply strains and bottlenecks that raise questions about sustainability. Urbanization, heavy industrial growth, and increasing per-capita income are the primary interrelated drivers of rising coal usage. In 2007, the power sector, iron and steel, and cement production accounted for 66% of coal consumption. Power generation is becoming more efficient, but even extensive roll-out of the highest efficiency units would save only 14% of projected 2025 coal demand for the power sector. A new wedge of future coal consumption is likely to come from the burgeoning coal-liquefaction and chemicals industries. If coal to chemicals capacity reaches 70 million tonnes and coal-to-liquids capacity reaches 60 million tonnes, coal feedstock requirements would add an additional 450 million tonnes by 2025. Even with more efficient growth among these drivers, China's annual coal demand is expected to reach 3.9 to 4.3 billion tonnes by 2025. Central government support for nuclear and renewable energy has not reversed China's growing dependence on coal for primary energy. Substitution is a matter of scale: offsetting one year of recent coal demand growth of 200 million tonnes would require 107 billion cubic meters of natural gas (compared to 2007 growth of 13 BCM), 48 GW of nuclear (compared to 2007 growth of 2 GW), or 86 GW of hydropower capacity (compared to 2007 growth of 16 GW). Ongoing dependence on coal reduces China's ability to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions growth. If coal demand remains on a high growth path, carbon dioxide emissions from coal combustion alone would exceed total US energy-related carbon emissions by 2010. Within China's coal-dominated energy system, domestic transportation has emerged as the largest bottleneck for coal industry growth and is likely to remain a constraint to further expansion. China has a low proportion of high-quality reserves, but is producing its best coal first. Declining quality will further strain production and transport capacity. Furthermore, transporting coal to users has overloaded the train system and dramatically increased truck use, raising transportation oil demand. Growing international imports have helped to offset domestic transport bottlenecks. In the long term, import demand is likely to exceed 200 million tonnes by 2025, significantly impacting regional markets.

Aden, Nathaniel; Fridley, David; Zheng, Nina

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Estimation of Heat and Mass Fluxes Over Arctic Leads  

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Recent work on the turbulent transfer of scalar quantities following a step increase in the surface value of the scalar is directly applicable to the problem of estimating heat and mass transfer from Arctic leads in winter. If the turbulent flux ...

Edgar L. Andreas

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Higgs boson masses in supersymmetric models  

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Imposing supersymmetry on a Higgs potential constrains the parameters that define the potential. In supersymmetric extensions to the stranded model containing only Higgs SU(2){sub L} doublets there exist Higgs boson mass sum rules and bounds on the Higgs masses at tree level. The prescription for renormalizing these sum rules is derived. An explicit calculation is performed in the minimal supersymmetric extension to the standard model (MSSM). In this model at tree level the mass sum rule is M{sub H}{sup 2} + M{sub h}{sup 2} = M{sub A}{sup 2} + M{sub Z}{sup 2}. The results indicate that large corrections to the sum rules may arise from heavy matter fields, e.g. a heavy top quark. Squarks significantly heavier than their fermionic partners contribute large contributions when mixing occurs in the squark sector. These large corrections result from squark-Higgs couplings that become large in this limit. Contributions to individual Higgs boson masses that are quadratic in the squark masses cancel in the sum rule. Thus the naturalness constraint on Higgs boson masses is hidden in the combination of Higgs boson masses that comprise the sum rule. 39 refs., 13 figs.

Berger, M.S.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Constraints on Explicit CP Violation from the Brookhaven Muon g-2 Experiment  

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We use the recently derived CP phase dependent analytic results for the supersymmetric electro-weak correction to $g_{\\mu}-2$ to constrain the explicit CP phases in softly broken supersymmetry using the new physics effect seen in the g-2 Brookhaven measurement. It is shown that the BNL data strongly constrains the CP violating phase $\\theta_{\\mu}$ (the phase of the Higgs mixing parameter $\\mu$) and $\\xi_2$ (the phase of the SU(2) gaugino mass $\\tilde m_2$) and as much as 60-90% of the region in the $\\xi_2-\\theta_{\\mu}$ plane is eliminated over a significant region of the MSSM parameter space by the BNL constraint. The region of CP phases not excluded by the BNL experiment allows for large phases and for a satisfaction of the EDM constraints via the cancellation mechanism. We find several models with large CP violation which satisfy the EDM constraint via the cancellation mechanism and produce an $a_{\\mu}^{SUSY}$ consistent with the new physics signal seen by the Brookhaven experiment. The sparticle spectrum of these models lies within reach of the planned accelerator experiments.

Tarek Ibrahim; Utpal Chattopadhyay; Pran Nath

2001-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

336

Cosmological constraints from the CMB and Ly-alpha forest revisited  

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The WMAP team has recently highlighted the usefulness of combining the Ly-alpha forest constraints with those from the cosmic microwave background (CMB). This combination is particularly powerful as a probe of the primordial shape of the power spectrum. Converting between the Ly-alpha forest observations and the linear mass power spectrum requires a careful treatment of nuisance parameters and modeling with cosmological simulations. We point out several issues which lead to an expansion of the errors, the two most important being the range of cosmological parameters explored in simulations and the treatment of the mean transmitted flux constraints. We employ a likelihood calculator for the current Ly-alpha data set based on an extensive 6-dimensional grid of simulations. We show that the current uncertainties in the mean transmission and the flux power spectrum define a degeneracy line in the amplitude-slope plane. The CMB degeneracy due to the primordial power spectrum shape follows a similar relation in this plane. This weakens the statistical significance of the primordial power spectrum shape constraints based on combined CMB+Ly-alpha forest analysis. Using the current data the simplest n=1 scale invariant model with dn/dln k=0 and no tensors has a Delta chi^2=4 compared to the best fitting model in which these 3 parameters are free. Current data therefore do not require relaxing these parameters to improve the fit.

Uros Seljak; Patrick McDonald; Alexey Makarov

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

337

MUSE CSP: An Extension to the Constraint Satisfaction Problem  

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This paper describes an extension to the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) called MUSE CSP (MUltiply SEgmented Constraint Satisfaction Problem). This extension is especially useful for those problems which segment into multiple sets of partially shared variables. Such problems arise naturally in signal processing applications including computer vision, speech processing, and handwriting recognition. For these applications, it is often difficult to segment the data in only one way given the low-level information utilized by the segmentation algorithms. MUSE CSP can be used to compactly represent several similar instances of the constraint satisfaction problem. If multiple instances of a CSP have some common variables which have the same domains and constraints, then they can be combined into a single instance of a MUSE CSP, reducing the work required to apply the constraints. We introduce the concepts of MUSE node consistency, MUSE arc consistency, and MUSE path consistency. We th...

Randall A. Helzerman; Mary P. Harpe

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Systematic versus non systematic techniques for solving temporal constraints in a dynamic environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A main challenge when designing constraint based systems in general and those involving temporal constraints in particular, is the ability to deal with constraints in a dynamic and evolutive environment. That is to check, anytime a new constraint is ... Keywords: Temporal reasoning, constraint propagation, genetic algorithms, stochastic local search

Malek Mouhoub

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

An integrated approach to engineer and enforce context constraints in RBAC environments  

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We present an approach that uses special purpose role-based access control (RBAC) constraints to base certain access control decisions on context information. In our approach a context constraint is defined as a dynamic RBAC constraint that checks ... Keywords: Context-dependent access control, constraints engineering, context constraints, role-based access control

Mark Strembeck; Gustaf Neumann

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Transfer Summit  

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

Agenda as of April 9, 2012 Agenda as of April 9, 2012 Technology Transfer Summit April 16, 2012 IMC - Trinity Ballroom 4 8:00 - 8:10 Welcome & Introduction Pete Tseronis, DOE Chief Technology Officer 8:10 - 8:50 Accelerating Transfer Within an Innovation Ecosystem Debra M. Amidon, Founder and Chief Strategist, ENTOVATION International, and Author, The Innovation SuperHighway 8:50 - 9:20 Tech Transfer - Predicaments, Perplexities, and Possible Panaceas Rex Northen, Executive Director, Cleantech Open 9:20 - 9:50 A Systems Approach to Innovation Mike Schwenk, Vice President and Director Technology Deployment and Outreach, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) 9:50 - 10:15 DOE's Online Tech Transfer Ecosystem - aka...Stop Building Moai! Robert Bectel, Senior Policy Advisor / Chief Technology Officer

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VOLUNTARY LEAVE TRANSFER PROGRAM  

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

VOLUNTARY LEAVE TRANSFER PROGRAM VOLUNTARY LEAVE TRANSFER PROGRAM (Eligible employees are listed at the end of this narrative) Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program you can apply, based on a medical emergency, to receive annual leave donated by other employees. A medical emergency is generally defined as a medical condition of the employee or family member that is likely to keep you (the employee) away from work and cause a loss of pay of at least 24 hours. You are required to submit an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Form 630, Application to Become A Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program, through your supervisor to be considered for the program. The application must include an explanation of the reason the donation is needed (including a brief description of the

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Technology Transfer: Success Stories  

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory masthead A-Z Index Berkeley Lab masthead U.S. Department of Energy logo Phone Book Jobs Search Tech Transfer Tech Index For Industry For...

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Multiscale photosynthetic exciton transfer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Photosynthetic light harvesting provides a natural blueprint for bioengineered and biomimetic solar energy and light detection technologies. Recent evidence suggests some individual light harvesting protein complexes (LHCs) and LHC subunits efficiently transfer excitons towards chemical reaction centers (RCs) via an interplay between excitonic quantum coherence, resonant protein vibrations, and thermal decoherence. The role of coherence in vivo is unclear however, where excitons are transferred through multi-LHC/RC aggregates over distances typically large compared with intra-LHC scales. Here we assess the possibility of long-range coherent transfer in a simple chromophore network with disordered site and transfer coupling energies. Through renormalization we find that, surprisingly, decoherence is diminished at larger scales, and long-range coherence is facilitated by chromophoric clustering. Conversely, static disorder in the site energies grows with length scale, forcing localization. Our results suggest s...

Ringsmuth, A K; Stace, T M; 10.1038/nphys2332

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Transfer reactions at ATLAS  

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Transfer reactions before, and with, HELIOS Or - "...seems like an awful lot of work just to do (d,p)..." Congratulations ATLAS Happy 25 th Prologue: Long before ATLAS... 11...

345

Technology Transfer Awards 2012  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's 2012 Technology Transfer Awards recognize the leaders and the innovators who have transferred research into applied results. The 2012 award winners have shown exceptional application of EPRI research and technology to solve a problem of size and significance, to champion a technology both within their companies and across the industry, to drive progress in the electricity sector, and to provide meaningful benefits for stakeholders and for society.

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

346

Multiscale photosynthetic exciton transfer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Photosynthetic light harvesting provides a natural blueprint for bioengineered and biomimetic solar energy and light detection technologies. Recent evidence suggests some individual light harvesting protein complexes (LHCs) and LHC subunits efficiently transfer excitons towards chemical reaction centers (RCs) via an interplay between excitonic quantum coherence, resonant protein vibrations, and thermal decoherence. The role of coherence in vivo is unclear however, where excitons are transferred through multi-LHC/RC aggregates over distances typically large compared with intra-LHC scales. Here we assess the possibility of long-range coherent transfer in a simple chromophore network with disordered site and transfer coupling energies. Through renormalization we find that, surprisingly, decoherence is diminished at larger scales, and long-range coherence is facilitated by chromophoric clustering. Conversely, static disorder in the site energies grows with length scale, forcing localization. Our results suggest sustained coherent exciton transfer may be possible over distances large compared with nearest-neighbour (n-n) chromophore separations, at physiological temperatures, in a clustered network with small static disorder. This may support findings suggesting long-range coherence in algal chloroplasts, and provides a framework for engineering large chromophore or quantum dot high-temperature exciton transfer networks.

A. K. Ringsmuth; G. J. Milburn; T. M. Stace

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

347

NREL: Technology Transfer - Ombuds - National Renewable Energy ...  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer Technology Transfer Ombuds. NREL's Technology Transfer Ombuds offers an informal process to ...

348

ITL Staff Members Receive Tech Transfer Award  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ITL Staff Members Receive Tech Transfer Award. ... Regional "Excellence in Technology Transfer" Award for ... the process of transferring a technology ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

349

Jefferson Lab Technology Transfer - JLab  

What is Technology Transfer at Jefferson Lab? The transfer of technology (intellectual property) developed at JLab to the private sector is an important element of ...

350

Comment on "Energy Transfer and Dual Cascade in Kinetic Magnetized Plasma Turbulence"  

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We argue that the constraints on transfers, given in the Letter [G. Plunk and T. Tatsuno, Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 106}, 165003 (2011)], but not correctly, do not give the transfer and/or cascade directions which however can be assisted by the absolute equilibria calculated in this Comment, following Kraichnan [R. H. Kraichnan, Phys. Fluids {\\bf 102}, 1417 (1967)]. One of the important statements about the transfers with only one or no diagonal component can be shown to be inappropriate according to the fundamental dynamics. Some mathematical mistakes are pointed out.

Jian-Zhou Zhu

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

351

Application of Energy Storage To Solar Electric Propulsion Orbital Transfer  

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Solar electric propulsion uses solar panels to generate power for electric thrusters. Using stored energy makes it possible to thrust through eclipses, but requires that some of the solar power collected during the sunlit portion of the trajectory be used to recharge the storage system. Previous researchers have reported that the required energy storage mass can be prohibitive. However, the use of high-speed flywheels for energy storage can provide advantages. In this paper, we compare the effectiveness of orbit transfers using and without using energy storage. The orbit transfers are developed as sequences of time-optimal circle-to-circle planar transfers from low-Earth orbit to geostationary orbit. We develop techniques for solving the appropriate boundary value problems, and illustrate tradeoffs between solar array and flywheel-battery masses for transfers

Mark W. Marasch; Christopher D. Hall

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Information transfer model of natural processes: from the ideal gas law to the K effect  

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Information theory provides shortcuts which allow to deal with complex systems. The basic idea one uses for this purpose is the maximum entropy principle developed by Jaynes. However, an extensions of this maximum entropy principle to systems far from thermal equilibrium or even to non-physical systems is problematic because it requires an adequate choice of constraints. In this paper we apply the information theory in an even more abstract way and propose an information transfer model of natural processes which does not require any choice of adequate constraints. It is, therefore, directly applicable to systems far from thermal equilibrium and to non-physical systems/processes (e.g. biological processes and economical processes). We demonstrate the validity and the applicability of the information transfer concept by three well understood physical processes. As an interesting astronomical application we will show that the information transfer concept allows to rationalize and to quantify the K effect.

P. Fielitz; G. Borchardt

2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

353

Comprehensive Constraints on a Spin-3/2 Singlet Particle as a Dark Matter Candidate  

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We consider the proposal that dark matter (DM) is composed of a spin-3/2 particle that is a singlet of the standard model (SM). Its leading effective interactions with ordinary matter involve a pair of their fields and a pair of SM fermions, in the form of products of chiral currents. We make a comprehensive analysis on possible phenomenological effects of the interactions in various experiments and observations. These include collider searches for monojet plus missing transverse energy events, direct detections of DM scattering off nuclei, possible impacts on the gamma rays and antiproton-to-proton flux ratio in cosmic rays, and the observed relic density. The current data already set strong constraints on the effective interactions in a complementary manner. The constraint from collider searches is most effective at a relatively low mass of DM, and the antiproton-to-proton flux ratio offers the best bound for a heavy DM, while the spin-independent direct detection is the best in between. For DM mass of order 10 GeV to 1 TeV, the effective interaction scale is constrained to be typically above a few tens TeV.

Ran Ding; Yi Liao; Ji-Yuan Liu; Kai Wang

2013-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

354

A Dichotomy for 2-Constraint Forbidden CSP Patterns  

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Although the CSP (constraint satisfaction problem) is NP-complete, even in the case when all constraints are binary, certain classes of instances are tractable. We study classes of instances defined by excluding subproblems. This approach has recently led to the discovery of novel tractable classes. The complete characterisation of all tractable classes defined by forbidding patterns (where a pattern is simply a compact representation of a set of subproblems) is a challenging problem. We demonstrate a dichotomy in the case of forbidden patterns consisting of either one or two constraints. This has allowed us to discover new tractable classes including, for example, a novel generalisation of 2SAT.

Cooper, Martin C

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

A Solution Algorithm for Long Haul Freight Network Design Using Shipper-Carrier Freight Flow Prediction with Explicit Capacity Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PREDICTION WITH EXPLICIT CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS Pruttipong “Additionally, an explicit capacity constraint is used toAdditionally, an explicit capacity constraint is used to

Apivatanagul, Pruttipong “Palm”; Regan, A C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Unitary constraints on Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering  

SciTech Connect

At moderately low momentum transfer ($-t$ up to 1 GeV$^2$) the coupling to the vector meson production channels gives the dominant contribution to real Compton and deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS). Starting from a Regge Pole approach that successfully describes vector meson production, the singular part of the corresponding box diagrams (where the intermediate vector meson-baryon pair propagates on-shell) is evaluated without any further assumptions (unitarity). Such a treatment explains not only the unexpectedly large DVCS unpolarized cross section that has been recently measured at Jefferson Laboratory (JLab), but also all the beam spin and charge asymmetries that has been measured at JLab and Hermes, without explicit need of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPD). The issue of the relationship between the two approaches is addressed.

J.M. Laget

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

NREL: Technology Transfer - Webmaster  

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Webmaster Webmaster To report any problems on or ask a question about the NREL Technology Transfer Web site, you may contact the Webmaster using the online form below. If you have a question or concern that's not related to this Web site, please see our list of contacts for assistance. To contact the Webmaster, please provide your name, e-mail address, and message below. When you are finished, click "Send Message." NOTE: If you enter your e-mail address incorrectly, we will be unable to reply. Your name: Your email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version Technology Transfer Home About Technology Transfer Technology Partnership Agreements Licensing Agreements Nondisclosure Agreements Research Facilities Commercialization Programs Success Stories News

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Ombuds  

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Technology Transfer Ombuds Technology Transfer Ombuds NREL's Technology Transfer Ombuds offers an informal process to help resolve issues and concerns regarding the laboratory's technology partnership, patent, and licensing activities. As a designated neutral party, our ombuds provides confidential, resolution-focused services. Through the ombuds process, we encourage collaborative techniques such as mediation to facilitate the speedy and low-cost resolution of complaints and disputes, when appropriate. The NREL Ombuds does not: Handle contract negotiation or other legal issues Act as a decision maker or draw conclusions Investigate or make formal recommendations on findings of fact. The ombuds also does not replace, override, or influence formal review or appeal mechanisms, or serve as an intermediary when legal action is

359

Partnerships and Technology Transfer  

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Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Cooperative Research and Development Agreement visualization scientist A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is a mechanism whereby non-federal entities (industry, universities, non-profits, etc.) can collaborate with federal laboratories on research and development projects. CRADAs are specifically technology transfer agreements; technologies developed under CRADAs are expected to be transferred to the private sector for commercial exploitation, either by the non-federal partner or another licensee of such technologies. CRADAs were authorized by the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-480); the authority for government-owned, contractor-operated laboratories such as ORNL to enter into CRADAs was granted by the National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of 1989

360

Improving Land Data Assimilation Performance with a Water Budget Constraint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A weak constraint is introduced in ensemble Kalman filters to reduce the water budget imbalance that occurs in land data assimilation. Two versions of the weakly constrained filter, called the weakly constrained ensemble Kalman filter (WCEnKF) and ...

M. Tugrul Yilmaz; Timothy DelSole; Paul R. Houser

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stratospheric Influence on Tropopause Height: The Radiative Constraint  

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Earlier theoretical and modeling work introduced the concept of a radiative constraint relating tropopause height to tropospheric lapse rate and other factors such as surface temperature. Here a minimal quantitative model for the radiative ...

John Thuburn; George C. Craig

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Causal Bounds and Observable Constraints for Non-deterministic Models  

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Conditional independence relations involving latent variables do not necessarily imply observable independences. They may imply inequality constraints on observable parameters and causal bounds, which can be used for falsification and identification. ...

Roland R. Ramsahai

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

The range and roots constraints: specifying counting and occurrence problems  

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We propose a simple declarative language for specifying a wide range of counting and occurrence constraints. This specification language is executable since it immediately provides a polynomial propagation algorithm. To illustrate the capabilities of ...

Christian Bessiere; Emmanuel Hebrard; Brahim Hnich; Zeynep Kiziltan; Toby Walsh

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Ng-Backmarking - an Algorithm for Constraint Satisfaction  

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Ng-backmarking with Min-conflict repair, a hybrid algorithm for solving constraint satisfaction problems, is presented in the context of the four main approaches to constraint satisfaction and optimisation: tree-search, domainfiltering, solution repair, and learning while searching. Repair-based techniques are often designed to use local gradients to direct the search for a solution to a constraint satisfaction problem. It has been shown experimentally that such techniques are often well suited to solving large scale problems. One drawback is that they do not guarantee a (optimal) solution if one exists. The motivation behind ng-backmarking is to allow the search to follow local gradients in the search space whilst ensuring a (optimal) solution if one exists. The search space of this combined approach is controlled by the ng-backmarking process, a method of learning constraints during search (at each failure point 1 ) that may be used to avoid the repeated traversing of failed paths ...

Thomas Richards; Yuejun Jiang; Barry Richards

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker Lane: 2. Velocity and Strain Rate Tensor Analysis- In: Late Cenozoic Structure and Evolution of the Great Basin-Sierra Nevada Transition Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Book Section: Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker Lane: 2. Velocity and Strain Rate Tensor Analysis- In: Late Cenozoic Structure and Evolution of the Great Basin-Sierra Nevada Transition Abstract Abstract unavailable Authors C. Kreemer, Geoffrey Blewitt and William C. Hammond Editors John S. Oldow and Patricia H. Cashman Published Geological Society of America, 2009 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation

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Solving a log-truck scheduling problem with constraint programming  

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Scheduling problems in the forest industry have received significant attention in the recent years and have contributed many challenging applications for optimization technologies. This paper proposes a solution method based on constraint programming ...

Nizar El Hachemi; Michel Gendreau; Louis-Martin Rousseau

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition using linguistic features and constraints  

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Automatic speech recognition (ASR) is a process of applying constraints, as encoded in the computer system (the recognizer), to the speech signal until ambiguity is satisfactorily resolved to the extent that only one ...

Tang, Min, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Three level constraints on conformal field theories and string models  

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Simple tree level constraints for conformal field theories which follow from the requirement of crossing symmetry of four-point amplitudes are presented, and their utility for probing general properties of string models is briefly illustrated and discussed. 9 refs.

Lewellen, D.C.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Terminal area flight path generation using parallel constraint propagation  

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A Flight Path Generator is defined as the module of an automated Air Traffic Control system which plans aircraft trajectories in the terminal area with respect to operational constraints. The flight path plans have to be ...

Sadoune, Michel

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Constraint-Based charging scheduler design for electric vehicles  

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This paper proposes an efficient charging scheduler for electric vehicles and measures its performance, aiming at reducing peak power consumption while satisfying the diverse constraints specified in each charging request. Upon the arrival of a charging ...

Hye-Jin Kim; Junghoon Lee; Gyung-Leen Park

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Maintenance scheduling problems as benchmarks for constraint algorithms  

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The paper focuses on evaluating constraint satisfaction search algorithms on application based random problem instances. The application we use is a well‐studied problem in the electric power industry: optimally scheduling preventive ...

Daniel Frost; Rina Dechter

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Precise goal-independent abstract interpretation of constraint logic programs  

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We present a goal-independent abstract interpretation framework for constraint logic programs, and prove the sufficiency of a set of conditions for abstract domains to ensure that the analysis will never lose precision. Along the way, we formally define ...

Peter Schachte

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Effective software testing with a string-constraint solver  

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This dissertation presents techniques and tools for improving software reliability, by using an expressive string-constraint solver to make implementation-based testing more effective and more applicable. Concolic testing ...

Kie?un, Adam

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Gas  

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Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions October 7, 2013 - 11:46am Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 2 As Federal agencies work to identify opportunities for right-sizing the fleet and replacing inefficient vehicles with new, efficient, and/or alternatively fueled models to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, they should flag potential mission constraints associated with vehicle usage. This may involve further data collection to understand the mission considerations associated with individual vehicles. For instance, in Figure 1, Vehicle 004 appears to be underutilized, having both a low user-to-vehicle ratio and a relatively low time in use per day. However,

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Models of Procyon A including seismic constraints  

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Detailed models of Procyon A based on new asteroseismic measurements by Eggenberger et al (2004) have been computed using the Geneva evolution code including shellular rotation and atomic diffusion. By combining all non-asteroseismic observables now available for Procyon A with these seismological data, we find that the observed mean large spacing of 55.5 +- 0.5 uHz favours a mass of 1.497 M_sol for Procyon A. We also determine the following global parameters of Procyon A: an age of t=1.72 +- 0.30 Gyr, an initial helium mass fraction Y_i=0.290 +- 0.010, a nearly solar initial metallicity (Z/X)_i=0.0234 +- 0.0015 and a mixing-length parameter alpha=1.75 +- 0.40. Moreover, we show that the effects of rotation on the inner structure of the star may be revealed by asteroseismic observations if frequencies can be determined with a high precision. Existing seismological data of Procyon A are unfortunately not accurate enough to really test these differences in the input physics of our models.

P. Eggenberger; F. Carrier; F. Bouchy

2005-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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TURBULENT EXCHANGE OF MOMENTUM, MASS, AND HEAT BETWEEN FLUID STREAMS AND PIPE WALL  

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S>A new correlation is presented to describe mass and heat transfer to a fluid in a fully developed turbulent flow in a pipe. The correlation differs from earlier empirical relations in that it is based on a theoretical continuous eddy-viscosity distribution from the wall to the center of the pipe. Transfer rates calculated from the new correlation are in excellent agree ment with experimental data on mass and heat transfer to fluid streams. (auth)

Wasan, D.T.; Wilke, C.R.

1963-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A class of nonholonomic kinematic constraints in elasticity  

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We propose a first example of a simple classical field theory with nonholonomic constraints. Our model is a straightforward modification of a Cosserat rod. Based on a mechanical analogy, we argue that the constraint forces should be modeled in a special way, and we show how such a procedure can be naturally implemented in the framework of geometric field theory. Finally, we derive the equations of motion and we propose a geometric integration scheme for the dynamics of a simplified model.

Joris Vankerschaver

2006-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on primordial density perturbations from induced gravitational waves  

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We consider the stochastic background of gravitational waves produced during the radiation-dominated hot big bang as a constraint on the primordial density perturbation on comoving length scales much smaller than those directly probed by the cosmic microwave background or large-scale structure. We place weak upper bounds on the primordial density perturbation from current data. Future detectors such as BBO and DECIGO will place much stronger constraints on the primordial density perturbation on small scales.

Assadullahi, Hooshyar; Wands, David [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3FX (United Kingdom)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar system constraints on f(G) gravity models  

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We discuss solar system constraints on f(G) gravity models, where f is a function of the Gauss-Bonnet term G. We focus on cosmologically viable f(G) models that can be responsible for late-time cosmic acceleration. These models generally give rise to corrections of the form epsilon*(r/rs)^p to the vacuum Schwarzschild solution, where epsilon = H^2 rs^2 solar system constraints for a wide range of model parameters.

Antonio De Felice; Shinji Tsujikawa

2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Software and Information Technologies Software and Information Technologies Algorithm for Correcting Detector Nonlinearites Chatelet: More Accurate Modeling for Oil, Gas or Geothermal Well Production Collective Memory Transfers for Multi-Core Processors Energy Efficiency Software EnergyPlus:Energy Simulation Software for Buildings Tools, Guides and Software to Support the Design and Operation of Energy Efficient Buildings Flexible Bandwidth Reservations for Data Transfer Genomic and Proteomic Software LABELIT - Software for Macromolecular Diffraction Data Processing PHENIX - Software for Computational Crystallography Vista/AVID: Visualization and Allignment Software for Comparative Genomics Geophysical Software Accurate Identification, Imaging, and Monitoring of Fluid Saturated Underground Reservoirs

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Applied heat transfer  

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Heat transfer principles are discussed with emphasis on the practical aspects of the problems. Correlations for heat transfer and pressure drop from several worldwide sources for flow inside and outside of tubes, including finned tubes are presented, along with design and performance calculations of heat exchangers economizers, air heaters, condensers, waste-heat boilers, fired heaters, superheaters, and boiler furnaces. Vibration analysis for tube bundles and heat exchangers are also discussed, as are estimating gas-mixture properties at atmospheric and elevated pressures and life-cycle costing techniques. (JMT)

Ganapathy, V.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Technology transfer issue  

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Testimony by Lawrence J. Brady, Commerce Assistant Secretary for Trade Administration, at Congressional hearings on the national security issues of technology transfers to the Soviet Union identified steps the US needs to take to deal effectively with the problem. These steps include an understanding of how the Soviet Union has and will benefit militarily by acquiring Western technology and efforts to work with other countries, counterintelligence agencies, and industries to stem the flow of technological information. Brady outlined changes in technology development that complicate the enforcement of transfer rules, and emphasized the importance of a close relationship between the business community and the Commerce Department. (DCK)

Jacobson, C.

1982-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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SRNL - Technology Transfer - Ombudsman  

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Ombudsman Ombudsman Ombudsman Program Policy The Department of Energy and its management and operating contractors (M & O Contractors) engaging in technology partnership activities, share a mutual objective to ensure complete fairness in the transfer of federally funded technologies into the marketplace for the benefit of the U.S. economy. This includes an interest in open lines of communication and the early identification of issues, complaints and disputes between contractors and their existing or potential partners. The Technology Transfer Ombudsman Program provides an independent point of contact for concerns about technology transfer i SRS Sign ssues, complaints and disputes. The mission of the Ombudsman Program is to elevate to the appropriate SRNS officials the information needed to identify and resolve problems thereby improving satisfaction with SRNS practices and reducing the occasion for formal disputes and litigation. The Ombudsman will not be involved in the merits of cases that are the subject of ongoing dispute resolution or litigation, or investigation incidents thereto. The Ombudsman is not established to be a super-administrator, re-doing what specialized officials have already done. Rather, the Ombudsman is to ensure that appropriate SRNS officials consider all pertinent information when deciding the company's position on a technology transfer complaint. To request forms or acquire additional information contact: Michael Wamstad, 803-725-3751 or mike.wamstad@srs.gov.

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A unified numerical framework model for simulating flow, transport, and heat transfer in porous and fractured media  

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fluid flow, multicomponent transport, and heat transfer in porous and fractured media,fluid flow, solute transport, and heat transfer occur in porous and fractured media.fluid flow, mass transport, and heat-transfer processes through porous and fractured media.

Wu, Yu-Shu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Lunar Wireless Power Transfer Feasibility Study  

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This study examines the feasibility of a multi-kilowatt wireless radio frequency (RF) power system to transfer power between lunar base facilities. Initial analyses, show that wireless power transfer (WPT) systems can be more efficient and less expensive than traditional wired approaches for certain lunar and terrestrial applications. The study includes evaluations of the fundamental limitations of lunar WPT systems, the interrelationships of possible operational parameters, and a baseline design approach for a notionial system that could be used in the near future to power remote facilities at a lunar base. Our notional system includes state-of-the-art photovoltaics (PVs), high-efficiency microwave transmitters, low-mass large-aperture high-power transmit antennas, high-efficiency large-area rectenna receiving arrays, and reconfigurable DC combining circuitry.

Sheldon Freid, et al.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FACILITY SURVEY & TRANSFER Facility Survey & Transfer Overview  

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SURVEY & TRANSFER SURVEY & TRANSFER Facility Survey & Transfer Overview Transfer Activities Checklist Pre-Survey Information Request Survey Report Content Detailed Walkdown Checklist Walkdown Checklist Clipboard Aids S & M Checklist Survey Report Example - Hot Storage Garden Survey Report Example - Tritium System Test Assembly Survey Report Example - Calutron Overview As DOE facilities become excess, many that are radioactively and/or chemically contaminated will become candidate for transfer to DOE-EM for deactivation and decommissioning. Requirements and guidance for such transfers are contained in:  DOE Order 430.1B Chg. 2, REAL PROPERTY & ASSET MANAGEMENT  DOE Guide 430.1-5, TRANSITION IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE The transfer process is illustrated in the Transfer Process figure. The purpose here is to provide examples of methods and

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Astrophysical and Biological Constraints on Radiopanspermia  

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We have carried out a series of calculations involving bacteria and viruses embedded in dust grains, which are ejected from our solar system by radiation pressure, and travel through space to other star systems. Under many conditions, this kind of panspermia is impractical, primarily because the ultraviolet (UV) radiation of the present Sun inactivates the micro-organisms. However, if the organisms are shielded by an absorbing material like carbon, and if ejection takes place in the late-Sun (red-giant) phase of a one-solar-mass star like our Sun, there is a significant probability that these micro-organisms can reach another star system alive (i.e., with only sub-lethal damage from UV and ionizing radiation). In addition to panspermia with viable micro-organisms, we note that it is possible to seed the Galaxy with inactivated ones, whose DNA and RNA fragments may provide the initial information necessary to start biological evolution in favorable environments. 1.

Jeff Secker; Paul S. Wesson; James R. Lepock

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury's Protoplanetary Mass  

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Major element fractionation among chondrites has been discussed for decades as ratios relative to Si or Mg. Recently, by expressing ratios relative to Fe, I discovered a new relationship admitting the possibility that ordinary chondrite meteorites are derived from two components, a relatively oxidized and undifferentiated, primitive component and a somewhat differentiated, planetary component, with oxidation state like the highly reduced enstatite chondrites, which I suggested was identical to Mercury's complement of lost elements. Here, on the basis of that relationship, I derive expressions, as a function of the mass of planet Mercury and the mass of its core, to estimate the mass of Mercury's lost elements, the mass of Mercury's alloy and rock protoplanetary core, and the mass of Mercury's gaseous protoplanet. Although Mercury's mass is well known, its core mass is not, being widely believed to be in the range of 70-80 percent of the planet mass. For a core mass of 75 percent, the mass of Mercury's lost elements is about 1.32 times the mass of Mercury, the mass of the alloy and rock protoplanetary core is about 2.32 times the mass of Mercury, and the mass of the gaseous protoplanet of Mercury is about 700 times the mass of Mercury. Circumstantial evidence is presented in support of the supposition that Mercury's lost elements is identical to the planetary component of ordinary chondrite formation.

J. Marvin Herndon

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fixing variable values in the capacitated facility location problem through pairing and surrogate constraint analysis  

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The Osorio and Glover (2003) use of dual surrogate analysis is exploited to fix variables in capacitated facility location problems (CFLP). The surrogate constraint is obtained by weighting the original problem constraints by their associated dual values ... Keywords: capacitated facility location problem, constraint pairing, duality, surrogate constraints

Maria A. Osorio; Abraham Sánchez

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A pneumatic transfer system for special form {sup 252}Cf  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A pneumatic transfer system has been developed for use with series 100 Special Form {sup 252}Cf. It was developed to reduce the exposure to personnel handling sources of {sup 252}Cf with masses up to 150 {micro}g by permitting remotely activated two-way transfer between the storage container and the irradiation position. The pneumatic transfer system also permits transfers for reproducible repetitive irradiation periods. In addition to the storage container equipped with quick-release fittings, the transfer system consists of an irradiation station, a control box with momentary contact switches to activate the air-pressure control valves and indicators to identify the location of the source, and connecting air hose and electrical wire. A source of 20 psig air and 110 volt electrical power are required for operation of the transfer system which can be easily moved and set up by one individual in 5 to 10 minutes. Tests have shown that rarely does a source become lodged in the transfer tubing, but two methods have been developed to handle incomplete transfers of the {sup 252}Cf source. The first method consists of closing one air vent to allow a pressure impulse to propel the source to the opposite side. The second method applies to those {sup 252}Cf capsules with a threaded or tapped end to which a small ferromagnetic piece can be attached; an incompletely transferred source in the transfer tube can then be guided to a position of safety by surrounding the transfer tubing containing the capsule with a horseshoe magnet attached to the end of a long pole.

Gehrke, R.J.; Berry, S.M.; Grafwallner, E.G.; Hoggan, J.M.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Technology Transfer: Site Map  

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Site Map Site Map About Us About Technology Transfer Contact Us Available Technologies Advanced Materials Biofuels Biotechnology and Medicine Developing World Energy Environmental Technologies Imaging and Lasers Ion Sources and Beam Technologies Nanotechnology and Microtechnology Software and Information Technology For Industry Licensing Overview Frequently Asked Questions Partnering with Berkeley Lab Licensing Interest Form Receive New Tech Alerts For Researchers What You Need to Know and Do The Tech Transfer Process Forms Record of Invention (Word doc -- please do not use earlier PDF version of the form) Software Disclosure and Abstract (PDF, use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader 9 and up ONLY to complete the form) Policies Conflict of Interest Outside Empolyment Export Control FAQs for Researchers

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Technology Transfer Reports  

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Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Oil & Gas Technology Transfer Initiatives USEFUL LINKS Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) FLC Technology Locator Feedback Contact us about Tech Transfer: Mary.McManmon@science.doe.gov Mary McManmon, 202-586-3509 link to Adobe PDF Reader link to Adobe Flash player Reports Navigate Home About Us Contact Information Hide Thumbs First Previous Pause Next Last Set Speed Slideshow speed: 5 seconds Move Autoinduction system New Image Set Autoinduction Autoinduction System The award winning Overnight Express(tm) Autoinduction System developed at BNL simplifies protein production in the widely used T7 gene expression system. Decontamination Foam-based decontamination

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Events  

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Events Events February 2014 NASEO Energy Outlook Conference February 4 - 7, 2014 Washington , DC Add to calendar Printable Version Technology Transfer Home About Technology Transfer Technology Partnership Agreements Licensing Agreements Nondisclosure Agreements Research Facilities Commercialization Programs Success Stories News Contacts Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to take a moment to tell us how we can improve this page? Submit We value your feedback. Thanks! We've received your feedback. Something went wrong. Please try again later. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC

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Efficient Data Transfer Protocols  

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Efficient Efficient Data Transfer Protocols for Big Data Brian Tierney ∗ , Ezra Kissel † , Martin Swany † , Eric Pouyoul ∗ ∗ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94270 † School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 Abstract-Data set sizes are growing exponentially, so it is important to use data movement protocols that are the most efficient available. Most data movement tools today rely on TCP over sockets, which limits flows to around 20Gbps on today's hardware. RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is a promising new technology for high-performance network data movement with minimal CPU impact over circuit-based infrastructures. We compare the performance of TCP, UDP, UDT, and RoCE over high latency 10Gbps and 40Gbps network paths, and show that RoCE-based data transfers can fill a 40Gbps path using much less CPU than other protocols.

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Dark energy constraints from a space-based supernova survey  

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We present a forecast of dark energy constraints that could be obtained from a large sample of distances to Type Ia supernovae detected and measured from space. We simulate the supernova events as they would be observed by a EUCLID-like telescope with its two imagers, assuming those would be equipped with 4 visible and 3 near infrared swappable filters. We account for known systematic uncertainties affecting the cosmological constraints, including those arising through the training of the supernova model used to fit the supernovae light curves. Using conservative assumptions and Planck priors, we find that a 18 month survey would yield constraints on the dark energy equation of state comparable to the cosmic shear approach in EUCLID: a variable two-parameter equation of state can be constrained to ~0.03 at z~0.3. These constraints are derived from distances to about 13,000 supernovae out to z=1.5, observed in two cones of 10 and 50 deg^2. These constraints do not require measuring a nearby supernova sample fr...

Astier, P; Pain, R; Balland, C

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Dynamics Method in Microscale Heat Transfer Shigeo Maruyama  

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1 Molecular Dynamics Method in Microscale Heat Transfer Shigeo Maruyama Department of Mechanical://www.photon.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~maruyama/ 1. INTRODUCTION Molecular level understandings are becoming more important and molecular based to take account of nuclei in size of molecular clusters. The effect of the surfactant on the heat and mass

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Constraints on B and Higgs physics in minimal low energy supersymmetric models  

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We study the implications of minimal flavor violating low energy supersymmetry scenarios for the search of new physics in the B and Higgs sectors at the Tevatron collider and the LHC. We show that the already stringent Tevatron bound on the decay rate B{sub s} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} sets strong constraints on the possibility of generating large corrections to the mass difference {Delta} M{sub s} of the B{sub s} eigenstates. We also show that the B{sub s} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} bound together with the constraint on the branching ratio of the rare decay b {yields} s{gamma} has strong implications for the search of light, non-standard Higgs bosons at hadron colliders. In doing this, we demonstrate that the former expressions derived for the analysis of the double penguin contributions in the Kaon sector need to be corrected by additional terms for a realistic analysis of these effects. We also study a specific non-minimal flavor violating scenario, where there are flavor changing gluino-squark-quark interactions, governed by the CKM matrix elements, and show that the B and Higgs physics constraints are similar to the ones in the minimal flavor violating case. Finally we show that, in scenarios like electroweak baryogenesis which have light stops and charginos, there may be enhanced effects on the B and K mixing parameters, without any significant effect on the rate of B{sub s} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}.

Carena, Marcela; /Fermilab; Menon, A.; /Argonne /Chicago U., EFI; Noriega-Papaqui, R.; /Fermilab /Puebla U., Inst. Fis.; Szynkman, A.; /Fermilab /Montreal U. /La Plata U.; Wagner, C.E.M.; /Argonne /Chicago U., EFI

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technology and Knowledge Transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on a specific food and agribusiness industry project, employing new technological capabilities to better transfer expert knowledge. Knowledge transfer and technical support are key components of this project. VisIT, which stands for ...

Geetanjali Tandon; Steven T. Sonka

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Origin of Elementary Particle Masses  

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The oldest enigma in fundamental particle physics is: Where do the observed masses of elementary particles come from? Inspired by observation of the empirical particle mass spectrum we propose that the masses of elementary particles arise solely due to the self-interaction of the fields associated with a particle. We thus assume that the mass is proportional to the strength of the interaction of the field with itself. A simple application of this idea to the fermions is seen to yield a mass for the neutrino in line with constraints from direct experimental upper limits and correct order of magnitude predictions of mass separations between neutrinos, charged leptons and quarks. The neutrino interacts only through the weak force, hence becomes light. The electron interacts also via electromagnetism and accordingly becomes heavier. The quarks also have strong interactions and become heavy. The photon is the only fundamental particle to remain massless, as it is chargeless. Gluons gain mass comparable to quarks, or slightly larger due to a somewhat larger color charge. Including particles outside the standard model proper, gravitons are not exactly massless, but very light due to their very weak self-interaction. Some immediate and physically interesting consequences arise: i) Gluons have an effective range $\\sim 1$fm, physically explaining why QCD has finite reach ii) Gravity has an effective range $\\sim 100$ Mpc coinciding with the largest known structures; the cosmic voids iii) Gravitational waves undergo dispersion even in vacuum, and have all five polarizations (not just the two of $m=0$), which might explain why they have not yet been detected.

Johan Hansson

2012-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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AN INITIAL MASS FUNCTION FOR INDIVIDUAL STARS IN GALACTIC DISKS. I. CONSTRAINING THE SHAPE OF THE INITIAL MASS FUNCTION  

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We derive a semi-empirical galactic initial mass function (IMF) from observational constraints. We assume that the IMF, {psi}(m), is a smooth function of the stellar mass m. The mass dependence of the proposed IMF is determined by five parameters: the low-mass slope {gamma}, the high-mass slope -{Gamma} (taken to be -1.35), the characteristic mass m{sub ch} ({approx} the peak mass of the IMF), and the lower and upper limits on the mass, m{sub l} and m{sub u} (taken to be 0.004 and 120 M{sub sun}, respectively): {psi}(m)dln m {proportional_to} m{sup -}{Gamma}{l_brace}1 - exp [- (m/m{sub ch}){sup {gamma}}+{Gamma}]{r_brace}dln m. The values of {gamma} and m{sub ch} are derived from two integral constraints: (1) the ratio of the number density of stars in the range m = 0.1-0.6 M{sub sun} to that in the range m = 0.6-0.8 M{sub sun} as inferred from the mass distribution of field stars in the local neighborhood and (2) the ratio of the number of stars in the range m = 0.08-1 M{sub sun} to the number of brown dwarfs in the range m = 0.03-0.08 M{sub sun} in young clusters. The IMF satisfying the above constraints is characterized by the parameters {gamma} = 0.51 and m{sub ch} = 0.35 M{sub sun} (which corresponds to a peak mass of 0.27 M{sub sun} ). This IMF agrees quite well with the Chabrier IMF for the entire mass range over which we have compared with data, but predicts significantly more stars with masses <0.03 M{sub sun}; we also compare with other IMFs in current use and give a number of important parameters implied by the IMFs.

Parravano, Antonio [Universidad de Los Andes, Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Merida 5101a (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); McKee, Christopher F. [Physics Department and Astronomy Department, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Hollenbach, David J. [NASA Ames Research Center, MS 245-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Licensing Agreements  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer Licensing Agreements. Through licensing agreements, NREL provides industry with an opportunity to ...

402

Heat Transfer Fluids Containing Nanoparticles  

commercial and industrial heat-transfer applications. ... Refrigeration and other cooling systems Nuclear reactors Aerospace Defense Grinding and ...

403

Argonne TDC: Material Transfer Agreements  

Material Transfer Agreements. Materials produced by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are often of interest to the private sector.

404

LANL | Partnering | Material Transfer Agreement  

Contacts Event Calendar Maps Organization Phonebook Policy Center Emergency. NEWS. LIBRARY. JOBS. Technology Transfer, TT . Division Home; About Us; ...

405

Recombining WMAP: constraints on ionizing and resonance radiation at recombination  

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We place new constraints on sources of ionizing and resonance radiation at the epoch of the recombination process using the recent CMB temperature and polarization spectra coming from WMAP. We find that non-standard recombination scenarios are still consistent with the current data. In light of this we study the impact that such models can have on the determination of several cosmological parameters. In particular, the constraints on curvature and baryon density appear to be weakly affected by a modified recombination scheme. However, it may affect the current WMAP constraints on inflationary parameters like the spectral index and its running. Physically motivated models, like those based on primordial black hole or super heavy dark matter decay, are able to provide a good fit to the current data. Future observations in both temperature and polarization will be needed to more stringently test these models.

Rachel Bean; Alessandro Melchiorri; Joe Silk

2003-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

406

Cosmological and astrophysical constraints on superconducting cosmic strings  

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We investigate the cosmological and astrophysical constraints on superconducting cosmic strings (SCSs). SCS loops emit strong bursts of electromagnetic waves, which might affect various cosmological and astrophysical observations. We take into account the effect on the CMB anisotropy, CMB blackbody spectrum, BBN, observational implications on radio wave burst and X-ray or gamma-ray events, and stochastic gravitational wave background measured by pulsar timing experiments. We then derive constraints on the parameters of SCS from current observations and estimate prospects for detecting SCS signatures in on-going observations. As a result, we find that these constraints exclude broad parameter regions, and also that on-going radio wave observations can probe large parameter space.

Koichi Miyamoto; Kazunori Nakayama

2012-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

407

Large Scale Structure Forecast Constraints on Particle Production During Inflation  

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Bursts of particle production during inflation provide a well-motivated mechanism for creating bump like features in the primordial power spectrum. Current data constrains these features to be less than about 5% the size of the featureless primordial power spectrum at wavenumbers of about 0.1 h Mpc^{-1}. We forecast that the Planck cosmic microwave background experiment will be able to strengthen this constraint to the 0.5% level. We also predict that adding data from a square kilometer array (SKA) galaxy redshift survey would improve the constraint to about the 0.1% level. For features at larger wave-numbers, Planck will be limited by Silk damping and foregrounds. While, SKA will be limited by non-linear effects. We forecast for a Cosmic Inflation Probe (CIP) galaxy redshift survey, similar constraints can be achieved up to about a wavenumber of 1 h Mpc^{-1}.

Teeraparb Chantavat; Christopher Gordon; Joseph Silk

2010-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

408

Large scale structure forecast constraints on particle production during inflation  

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Bursts of particle production during inflation provide a well-motivated mechanism for creating bumplike features in the primordial power spectrum. Current data constrain these features to be less than about 5% the size of the featureless primordial power spectrum at wave numbers of about 0.1h Mpc{sup -1}. We forecast that the Planck cosmic microwave background experiment will be able to strengthen this constraint to the 0.5% level. We also predict that adding data from a square kilometer array galaxy redshift survey would improve the constraint to about the 0.1% level. For features at larger wave numbers, Planck will be limited by Silk damping and foregrounds, while the square kilometer array will be limited by nonlinear effects. We forecast, for a cosmic inflation probe galaxy redshift survey, that similar constraints can be achieved up to about a wave number of 1.0h Mpc{sup -1}.

Chantavat, Teeraparb; Gordon, Christopher; Silk, Joseph [Oxford Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of  

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and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of the Raft River detachment and footwall shear zone Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of the Raft River detachment and footwall shear zone Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The Raft River Mountains of northwestern Utah expose a detachment fault that separates a hanging wall of Paleozoic rocks from Proterozoic and Archean rocks of the footwall. Beneath the detachment lies a 100 to 300m-thick top-to-the-east extensional shear zone. Geologic mapping, strain and kinematic analysis, and 40Ar/39 Ar thermochronology suggest that the shear zone and detachment fault had an initial low-angle regional

410

Superparticle Mass Window from Leptogenesis and Decaying Gravitino Dark Matter  

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Gravitino dark matter, together with thermal leptogenesis, implies an upper bound on the masses of superparticles. In the case of broken R-parity the constraints from primordial nucleosynthesis are naturally satisfied and decaying gravitinos lead to characteristic signatures in high energy cosmic rays. We analyse the implications for supergravity models with universal boundary conditions at the grand unification scale. Together with low-energy observables one obtains a window of superparticle masses, which will soon be probed at the LHC, and a range of allowed reheating temperatures.

Wilfried Buchmuller; Motoi Endo; Tetsuo Shindou

2008-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

411

SOLAR CONSTRAINTS ON ASYMMETRIC DARK MATTER  

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The dark matter content of the universe is likely to be a mixture of matter and antimatter, perhaps comparable to the measured asymmetric mixture of baryons and antibaryons. During the early stages of the universe, the dark matter particles are produced in a process similar to baryogenesis, and dark matter freezeout depends on the dark matter asymmetry and the annihilation cross section (s-wave and p-wave annihilation channels) of particles and antiparticles. In these {eta}-parameterized asymmetric dark matter ({eta}ADM) models, the dark matter particles have an annihilation cross section close to the weak interaction cross section, and a value of dark matter asymmetry {eta} close to the baryon asymmetry {eta}{sub B}. Furthermore, we assume that dark matter scattering of baryons, namely, the spin-independent scattering cross section, is of the same order as the range of values suggested by several theoretical particle physics models used to explain the current unexplained events reported in the DAMA/LIBRA, CoGeNT, and CRESST experiments. Here, we constrain {eta}ADM by investigating the impact of such a type of dark matter on the evolution of the Sun, namely, the flux of solar neutrinos and helioseismology. We find that dark matter particles with a mass smaller than 15 GeV, a spin-independent scattering cross section on baryons of the order of a picobarn, and an {eta}-asymmetry with a value in the interval 10{sup -12}-10{sup -10}, would induce a change in solar neutrino fluxes in disagreement with current neutrino flux measurements. This result is also confirmed by helioseismology data. A natural consequence of this model is suppressed annihilation, thereby reducing the tension between indirect and direct dark matter detection experiments, but the model also allows a greatly enhanced annihilation cross section. All the cosmological {eta}ADM scenarios that we discuss have a relic dark matter density {Omega}h {sup 2} and baryon asymmetry {eta}{sub B} in agreement with the current WMAP measured values, {Omega}{sub DM} h {sup 2} = 0.1109 {+-} 0.0056 and {eta}{sub B} = 0.88 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -10}.

Lopes, Ilidio [Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Silk, Joseph, E-mail: ilidio.lopes@ist.utl.pt, E-mail: silk@astro.ox.ac.uk [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris (France)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Consequences of intensity constraints on inertial confinement fusion  

SciTech Connect

It is shown that the conflicting requirements of high implosion efficiency (low corona temperature) and adequate energy transport (high corona temperature) can, together with other effects, limit useful infrared light intensities to values on the order of 100 Tw/cm/sup 2/. Increased interest in ultraviolet lasers, for which this intensity constraint is expected to be less severe, and the entry of charged-particle drivers in the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) competition are consequences of this limitation. Analytical results based on a simple model are presented which show how the gain of an ICF target is modified by the existence of an arbitrary intensity constraint.

Kidder, R.E.

1979-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

413

Relativistic Constraints on the Structure of Fundamental Forces  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is proved that Special Relativity imposes constraints on the structure of fundamental forces. The orthogonality of the 4-force exerted on an elementary particle and its 4-velocity is discussed. The significance of the energy-momentum tensor associated with the field is analyzed. Relying on these issues, it is proved that the Lorentz force is consistent with all constraints whereas a force derived from a scalar potential does not satisfy all requirements. This analysis explains a general discussion of Goldstein, Poole and Safko.

E. Comay

2005-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

414

Indirect Charged Higgs Constraints from BaBar  

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The high-statistics data samples from the BABAR and Belle B-Factory experiments provide stringent constraints on charged Higgs bosons within the context of specific New Physics models. These constraints are obtained by comparing Standard Model predictions with experimental observations in rare B decays with potential sensitivity to contributions mediated by a virtual H{sup {+-}} in tree or loop diagrams. Recent experimental results on the decays B{sup +} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{nu}, B{sup +} {yields} {tau}{sup +}{nu} and inclusive B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} are described and the implications of these measurements for charged Higgs bosons is discussed.

Robertson, Steven H.; /McGill U.

2011-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

415

Gamma Ray Burst Constraints on Ultraviolet Lorentz Invariance Violation  

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We present a unified general formalism for ultraviolet Lorentz invariance violation (LV) testing through electromagnetic wave propagation, based on both dispersion and rotation measure data. This allows for a direct comparison of the efficacy of different data to constrain LV. As an example we study the signature of LV on the rotation of the polarization plane of $\\gamma$-rays from gamma ray bursts in a LV model. Here $\\gamma$-ray polarization data can provide a strong constraint on LV, 13 orders of magnitude more restrictive than a potential constraint from the rotation of the cosmic microwave background polarization proposed by Gamboa, L\\'{o}pez-Sarri\\'{o}n, and Polychronakos (2006).

Tina Kahniashvili; Grigol Gogoberidze; Bharat Ratra

2006-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

416

Sirius A: turbulence or mass loss?  

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Context. Abundance anomalies observed in a fraction of A and B stars of both Pop I and II are apparently related to internal particle transport. Aims. Using available constraints from Sirius A, we wish to determine how well evolutionary models including atomic diffusion can explain observed abundance anomalies when either turbulence or mass loss is used as the main competitor to atomic diffusion. Methods. Complete stellar evolution models, including the effects of atomic diffusion and radiative accelerations, have been computed from the zero age main-sequence of 2.1M\\odot stars for metallicities of Z0 = 0.01 \\pm 0.001 and shown to agree with the observed parameters of Sirius A. Surface abundances were predicted for three values of the mass loss rate and for four values of the mixed surface zone. Results. A mixed mass of ~ 10^-6 M\\odot or a mass loss rate of 10^-13 M\\odot/yr were determined through comparison with observations. Of the 17 abundances determined observationally which are included in our calculati...

Michaud, G; Vick, M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Pareto optimal structures producing resonances of minimal decay under $L^1$-type constraints  

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Optimization of resonances associated with 1-D wave equations in inhomogeneous media is studied under the constraint $\\| B \\|_1 rate $| Im \\omega |$. Such resonances are said to be of minimal decay and form a Pareto frontier. We show that corresponding optimal measures consist of finite number of point masses, and that this result yields non-existence of optimizers for the problem over the set of absolutely continuous measures $B(x) dx$. Then we derive restrictions on optimal point masses and their positions. These restrictions are strong enough to calculate optimal $d M$ if the optimal resonance $ \\omega $, the first point mass $m_1$, and one more geometric parameter are known. This reduces the original infinitely-dimensional problem to optimization over four real parameters. For small frequencies, we explicitly find the Pareto set and the corresponding optimal measures $d M$. The technique of the paper is based on the two-parameter perturbation method and the notion of local boundary point. The latter is introduced as a generalization of local extrema to vector optimization problems.

Illya M. Karabash

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

418

Technology Transfer Reporting Form | Department of Energy  

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Technology Transfer Reporting Form Technology Transfer Reporting Form Technology Transfer Reporting Form More Documents & Publications DOE F 3230.6A Technology Partnership...

419

Tech Transfer Summit Agenda | Department of Energy  

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Tech Transfer Summit Agenda Tech Transfer Summit Agenda Tech Transfer Technology Summit Agenda 4.9.12.pdf More Documents & Publications Risk Management II Summit Agenda Special...

420

Khounsary Named Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer  

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New Science with the APS Superconducting Undulator New Science with the APS Superconducting Undulator Young of XSD Named Associate Editor of New Journal "Structural Dynamics" The Daguerreotype and the X-ray: A Deep Look Questions Rise about Seeding For Ocean C02 Sequestration X-ray Method Shows How Frog Embryos Could Help Thwart Disease APS News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Khounsary Named Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer October 22, 2013 Bookmark and Share Ali Khounsary Ali Khounsary of the APS Engineering Support Division has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. The Journal of Heat Transfer, in publication since 1879, "disseminates information of permanent interest in the areas of heat and mass transfer.

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421

Masses of a Fourth Generation with Two Higgs Doublets  

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We use sampling techniques to find robust constraints on the masses of a possible fourth sequential fermion generation from electroweak oblique variables. We find that in the case of a light (115 GeV) Higgs from a single electroweak symmetry breaking doublet, inverted mass hierarchies are possible for both quarks and leptons, but a mass splitting more than MW in the quark sector is unlikely. We also find constraints in the case of a heavy (600 GeV) Higgs in a single doublet model. As recent data from the Large Hadron Collider hints at the existence of a resonance at 124.5 GeV and a single Higgs doublet at that mass is inconsistent with a fourth fermion generation, we examine a Type II two Higgs doublet model. In this model, there are ranges of parameter space where the Higgs sector can potentially counteract the effects of the fourth generation. Even so, we find that such scenarios produce qualitatively similar fermion mass distributions.

Bellantoni, Leo; /Fermilab; Erler, Jens; /UNAM, Mexico; Heckman, Jonathan J.; /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study; Ramirez-Homs, Enrique; /Texas U., El Paso

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Theoretical Mass Spectrometry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Mass spectrometry is an important technique in analytical chemistry, essential in areas including drug development, criminal ... Facilities/Tools Used: ...

2013-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

423

Self-Calibration of Cluster Dark Energy Studies: Observable-Mass Distribution  

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The exponential sensitivity of cluster number counts to the properties of the dark energy implies a comparable sensitivity to not only the mean but also the actual_distribution_ of an observable mass proxy given the true cluster mass. For example a 25% scatter in mass can provide a ~50% change in the number counts at z~2 for the upcoming SPT survey. Uncertainty in the scatter of this amount would degrade dark energy constraints to uninteresting levels. Given the shape of the actual mass function, the properties of the distribution may be internally monitored by the shape of the_observable_ mass function. An arbitrary evolution of the scatter of a mass-independent Gaussian distribution may be self-calibrated to allow a measurement of the dark energy equation of state of Delta w ~0.1. External constraints on the mass_variance_ of the distribution that are more accurate than Delta var distribution that will protect against misinterpretation of the dark energy constraints.

Marcos Lima; Wayne Hu

2005-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

424

Manipulator mounted transfer platform  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a transfer platform for the conveyance of objects by a manipulator includes a bed frame and saddle clamp secured along an edge of the bed fame and adapted so as to secure the bed frame to a horizontal crosspiece of the manipulator. The platform may thus move with the manipulator in a reciprocal linear path defined by a guide rail. A bed insert may be provided for the support of conveyed objects and a lifting bail may be provided to permit the manipulator arm to install the bed frame upon the crosspiece under remote control. 5 figs.

Dobbins, J.C.; Hoover, M.A.; May, K.W.; Ross, M.J.

1988-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

425

Manipulator mounted transfer platform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A transfer platform for the conveyance of objects by a manipulator includes a bed frame and saddle clamp secured along an edge of the bed frame and adapted so as to secure the bed frame to a horizontal crosspiece of the manipulator. The platform may thus move with the manipulator in a reciprocal linear path defined by a guide rail. A bed insert may be provided for the support of conveyed objects and a lifting bail may be provided to permit the manipulator arm to install the bed frame upon the crosspiece under remote control.

Dobbins, James C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Hoover, Mark A. (Idaho Falls, ID); May, Kay W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ross, Maurice J. (Pocatello, ID)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Manipulator mounted transfer platform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The patent describes in a manipulator system for use in hazardous environments including a manipulator adapted for reciprocal movement upon a guide device, a transfer platform. It comprises: a bed frame defining a generally horizontal bed projecting outwardly from the manipulator; and frame mounting means securing the bed frame to the manipulator in a generally cantilevered fashion, thereby essentially minimizing the structure necessary to support the platform outwardly of the manipulator while enhancing operator visibility of the platform and the manipulator during use of the manipulator system.

Dobbins, J.C.; Hoover, M.A.; May, K.W.; Ross, M.J.

1990-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

427

Elbow mass flow meter  

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Elbow mass flow meter. The present invention includes a combination of an elbow pressure drop generator and a shunt-type mass flow sensor for providing an output which gives the mass flow rate of a gas that is nearly independent of the density of the gas. For air, the output is also approximately independent of humidity.

McFarland, Andrew R. (College Station, TX); Rodgers, John C. (Santa Fe, NM); Ortiz, Carlos A. (Bryan, TX); Nelson, David C. (Santa Fe, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Radiative inverse seesaw neutrino mass and dark matter  

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Seesaw mechanism provides a natural explanation of light neutrino masses through suppression of heavy seesaw scale. In inverse seesaw models the seesaw scale can be much lower than that in the usual seesaw models. If terms inducing seesaw masses are further induced by loop corrections, the seesaw scale can be lowered to be in the range probed by experiments at the LHC without fine tuning. This talk, presented by X-G He, discuss models constructed in a recent preprint by us (arxiv:201207.6308) in which neutrino masses are generated at two loop level through inverse seesaw mechanism. These models also naturally have dark matter candidates. Although the recent data from Xenon100 put stringent constraint on the models, they can be consistent with data on neutrino masses, mixing, dark matter relic density and direct detection.

Guo Gang [INPAC, Department of Physics and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); He Xiaogang [INPAC, Department of Physics and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China) and Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, and NCTS, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Li Guannan [INPAC, Department of Physics and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, Taiwan (China)

2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

429

Constraint Orientated Specification with CSP and Real Time Temporal Logic  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Constraint Orientated Specification with CSP and Real Time Temporal Logic Justin Pearson Department Processes (CSP) [Hoa85] and a version of Propositional Temporal Logic (PTL), derived from [Eme90]. CSP. The behaviour of a CSP process is dependent on its environment; it is therefore difficult to assert global

Kent, University of

430

Verification of temporal scheduling constraints in clinical practice guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The computerization of clinical practice guidelines is a significant scientific challenge for the medical informatics community. One frequently reported factor hindering this objective is the existence of deficiencies within guideline knowledge. In this ... Keywords: Clinical practice guidelines, Medical plan management, Temporal constraint satisfaction, Verification

Georg Duftschmid; Silvia Miksch; Walter Gall

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

JOINT BOX-CONSTRAINT AND DEREGULARIZATION IN MULTIUSER Y. Zakharov  

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JOINT BOX-CONSTRAINT AND DEREGULARIZATION IN MULTIUSER DETECTION Y. Zakharov , J. Luo , and C- ciation (PDA) detectors. We propose a novel iterative multiuser de- tection technique based on joint technique is based on joint deregularized and box-constrained solution to quadratic op- timization

432

Dynamical constraints on monsoon circulations R. Alan Plumb  

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Dynamical constraints on monsoon circulations R. Alan Plumb Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology August 17, 2005 Abstract Monsoon circulations on monsoon circulations, a comprehensive theory of their dynamics is still lacking. It is clear that, given

433

Control of systems integrating logic, dynamics, and constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a framework for modeling and controlling systems described by interdependent physical laws, logic rules, and operating constraints, denoted as mixed logical dynamical (MLD) systems. These are described by linear dynamic equations ... Keywords: Binary logic systems, Boolean logic, Dynamic models, Hybrid systems, Mixed-integer programming, Optimization problems, Predictive control

Alberto Bemporad; Manfred Morari

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Constraint structure of the three dimensional massive gravity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Constraint analysis of the three-dimensional massive gravity, the so-called new massive gravity, is studied in the Palatini formalism. We show that amongst 6 components of the metric, 2 are dynamical, which is compatible with the existence of one vector massive graviton in the linearized theory (Fierz-Pauli theory).

Sadegh, M.; Shirzad, A. [Department of Physics, Isfahan University of Technology , P.O.Box 84156-83111, Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); School of Physics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O.Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

435

An optimum robot path planning with payload constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a general methodology for the off-line planning of optimal trajectory of robot manipulators by taking into account the grasping forces in the manipulator gripper. The mechanical energy of the actuators has been considered for the ... Keywords: Path planning, Payload constraints, Programming, Robotics

Sezimaria F. P. Saramago; Marco Ceccarelli

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Constraints on Dark Energy Models from Weak Gravity Conjecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the constraints on the dark energy model with constant equation of state parameter $w=p/\\rho$ and the holographic dark energy model by using the weak gravity conjecture. The combination of weak gravity conjecture and the observational data gives $wenergy model realized by a scalar field is in swampland.

Chen, Ximing; Gong, Yungui

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Constraints on Dark Energy Models from Weak Gravity Conjecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the constraints on the dark energy model with constant equation of state parameter $w=p/\\rho$ and the holographic dark energy model by using the weak gravity conjecture. The combination of weak gravity conjecture and the observational data gives $wenergy model realized by a scalar field is in swampland.

Ximing Chen; Jie Liu; Yungui Gong

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

Hierarchical clustering using correlation metric and spatial continuity constraint  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Large data sets are analyzed by hierarchical clustering using correlation as a similarity measure. This provides results that are superior to those obtained using a Euclidean distance similarity measure. A spatial continuity constraint may be applied in hierarchical clustering analysis of images.

Stork, Christopher L.; Brewer, Luke N.

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

439

Optimal consumption and investment in incomplete markets with general constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study an optimal consumption and investment problem in a possibly incomplete market with general, not necessarily convex, stochastic constraints. We give explicit solutions for investors with exponential, logarithmic and power utility. Our approach is based on martingale methods which rely on recent results on the existence and uniqueness of solutions to BSDEs with drivers of quadratic growth.

Cheridito, Patrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints Carlos Murillo{Sanchez Robert J algorithm for unit commitment that employs a Lagrange relaxation technique with a new augmentation. This framework allows the possibility of committing units that are required for the VArs that they can produce

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441

Measuring the expected gain of communicating constraint information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we investigate methods for measuring the expected utility from communicating information in multi-agent planning and scheduling problems. We consider an environment where human teammates can potentially add information to relax constraint ... Keywords: Multiagent scheduling, adaptive coordination, localized decisions

Avi Rosenfeld; Sarit Kraus; Charles L. Ortiz, Jr.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Renewable Energy Scheduling for Fading Channels with Maximum Power Constraint  

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Renewable Energy Scheduling for Fading Channels with Maximum Power Constraint Zhe Wang Electrical The employment of the renewable energy source has grown from long-established concepts into devices for powering--In this paper, we develop efficient algorithm to obtain the optimal energy schedule for fading channel

Greenberg, Albert

443

Interline transfer CCD camera  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An interline CCD sensing device for use in a camera system, includes an imaging area sensitive to impinging light, for generating charges corresponding to the intensity of the impinging light. Sixteen independent registers R1 - R16 sequentially receive the interline data from the imaging area, corresponding to the generated charges. Sixteen output amplifiers S1 - S16 and sixteen ports P1 - P16 for sequentially transferring the interline data, one pixel at a time, in order to supply a desired image transfer speed. The imaging area is segmented into sixteen independent imaging segments A1 - A16, each of which corresponds to one register, on output amplifier, and one output port. Each one of the imaging segments A1 - A16 includes an array of rows and columns of pixels. Each pixel includes a photogate area, an interline CCD channel area, and an anti-blooming area. The anti-blooming area is, in turn, divided into an anti-blooming barrier and an anti-blooming drain.

Prokop, M.S.; McCurnin, T.W.; Stump, C.J.; Stradling, G.L.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

444

Polarization transfer NMR imaging  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) image is obtained with spatial information modulated by chemical information. The modulation is obtained through polarization transfer from a first element representing the desired chemical, or functional, information, which is covalently bonded and spin-spin coupled with a second element effective to provide the imaging data. First and second rf pulses are provided at first and second frequencies for exciting the imaging and functional elements, with imaging gradients applied therebetween to spatially separate the nuclei response for imaging. The second rf pulse is applied at a time after the first pulse which is the inverse of the spin coupling constant to select the transfer element nuclei which are spin coupled to the functional element nuclei for imaging. In a particular application, compounds such as glucose, lactate, or lactose, can be labeled with .sup.13 C and metabolic processes involving the compounds can be imaged with the sensitivity of .sup.1 H and the selectivity of .sup.13 C.

Sillerud, Laurel O. (Los Alamos, NM); van Hulsteyn, David B. (Santa Fe, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Implications of texture 4 zero lepton mass matrices for U_{e3}  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Lepton mass matrices similar to texture 4 zero quark mass matrices, known to be quite successful in explaining the CKM phenomenology, have been considered for finding the mixing matrix element U_{e3} (\\equiv s_{13}) respecting the CHOOZ constraint, with s_{12} and \\Delta m_{12}^2 constrained by SNP and s_{23} and \\Delta m_{23}^2 constrained by ANP. Taking charged lepton mass matrix M_l to be diagonal, we find that the ranges of s_{13} corresponding to different SNP solutions very well include the corresponding values of s_{13} found by Akhmedov et al. by considering neutrino mass matrix M_{\

Randhawa, M; Sen-Gupta, M; Randhawa, Monika; Ahuja, Gulsheen; Gupta, Manmohan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Implications of texture 4 zero lepton mass matrices for U_{e3}  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Lepton mass matrices similar to texture 4 zero quark mass matrices, known to be quite successful in explaining the CKM phenomenology, have been considered for finding the mixing matrix element U_{e3} (\\equiv s_{13}) respecting the CHOOZ constraint, with s_{12} and \\Delta m_{12}^2 constrained by SNP and s_{23} and \\Delta m_{23}^2 constrained by ANP. Taking charged lepton mass matrix M_l to be diagonal, we find that the ranges of s_{13} corresponding to different SNP solutions very well include the corresponding values of s_{13} found by Akhmedov et al. by considering neutrino mass matrix M_{\

Monika Randhawa; Gulsheen Ahuja; Manmohan Gupta

2002-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

447

Heat transfer in a two-pass internally ribbed turbine blade coolant channel with cylindrical vortex generators  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The effect of vortex generators on the mass (heat) transfer from the ribbed passage of a two pass turbine blade coolant channel is investigated with the intent of optimizing the vortex generator geometry so that significant enhancements in mass/heat transfer can be achieved. In the experimental configuration considered, ribs are mounted on two opposite walls; all four walls along each pass are active and have mass transfer from their surfaces but the ribs are non-participating. Mass transfer measurements, in the form of Sherwood number ratios, are made along the centerline and in selected inter-rib modules. Results are presented for Reynolds number in the range of 5,000 to 40,000, pitch to rib height ratios of 10.5 and 21, and vortex generator-rib spacing to rib height ratios of 0.55, and 1.5. Centerline and spanwise averaged Sherwood number ratios are presented along with contours of the Sherwood number ratios. Results indicate that the vortex generators induce substantial increases in the local mass transfer rates, particularly along the side walls, and modest increases in the average mass transfer rates. The vortex generators have the effect of making the inter-rib profiles along the ribbed walls more uniform. Along the side walls, horse-shoe vortices that characterize the vortex generator wake are associated with significant mass transfer enhancements. The wake effects and the levels of enhancement decrease somewhat with increasing Reynolds number and decreasing pitch.

Hibbs, R.; Acharya, S.; Chen, Y. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

448

About Technology Transfer - National Renewable Energy ...  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer About Technology Transfer. Through technology partnerships, NREL seeks to reduce private sector risk and ...

449

Heat transfer. [heat transfer roller employing a heat pipe  

SciTech Connect

A heat transfer roller embodying a heat pipe is disclosed. The heat pipe is mounted on a shaft, and the shaft is adapted for rotation on its axis.

Sarcia, D.S.

1978-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

450

Prospects for Money Transfer Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently, in order to explore the mechanism behind wealth or income distribution, several models have been proposed by applying principles of statistical mechanics. These models share some characteristics, such as consisting of a group of individual agents, a pile of money and a specific trading rule. Whatever the trading rule is, the most noteworthy fact is that money is always transferred from one agent to another in the transferring process. So we call them money transfer models. Besides explaining income and wealth distributions, money transfer models can also be applied to other disciplines. In this paper we summarize these areas as statistical distribution, economic mobility, transfer rate and money creation. First, money distribution (or income distribution) can be exhibited by recording the money stock (flow). Second, the economic mobility can be shown by tracing the change in wealth or income over time for each agent. Third, the transfer rate of money and its determinants can be analyzed by tracing t...

Wang, Y; Xi, N; Wang, Yougui; Ding, Ning; Xi, Ning

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Gamma-ray constraints on dark-matter annihilation to electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dark-matter annihilation into electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons results in $\\gamma$-ray emission. We use observational upper limits on the fluxes of both line and continuum $\\gamma$-rays from the Milky Way Galactic Center and from Milky Way dwarf companion galaxies to set exclusion limits on allowed dark-matter masses. (Generally, Galactic Center $\\gamma$-ray line search limits from the Fermi-LAT and the H.E.S.S. experiments are most restrictive.) Our limits apply under the following assumptions: a) the dark matter species is a cold thermal relic with present mass density equal to the measured dark-matter density of the universe; b) dark-matter annihilation to standard-model particles is described in the non-relativistic limit by a single effective operator ${\\cal O} \\propto J_{DM}\\cdot J_{SM}$, where $J_{DM}$ is a standard-model singlet current consisting of dark-matter fields (Dirac fermions or complex scalars), and $J_{SM}$ is a standard-model singlet current consisting of electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons; and c) the dark-matter mass is in the range 5 GeV to 20 TeV. We consider, in turn, the 34 possible operators with mass dimension 8 or lower with non-zero s-wave annihilation channels satisfying the above assumptions. Our limits are presented in a large number of figures, one for each of the 34 possible operators; these limits can be grouped into 13 classes determined by the field content and structure of the operators. We also identify three classes of operators (coupling to the Higgs and $SU(2)_L$ gauge bosons) that can supply a 130 GeV line with the desired strength to fit the putative line signal in Fermi data, while saturating the relic density and satisfying all other indirect constraints we consider.

Michael A. Fedderke; Edward W. Kolb; Tongyan Lin; Lian-Tao Wang

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

452

Frame Heat Transfer Research  

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Developing Low-Conductance Window Frames: Capabilities and Developing Low-Conductance Window Frames: Capabilities and Limitations of Current Window Heat Transfer Design Tools Arild Gustavsen 1,* , Dariush Arasteh 2 , Bjørn Petter Jelle 3,4 , Charlie Curcija 5 and Christian Kohler 2 1 Department of Architectural Design, History and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Alfred Getz vei 3, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway 2 Windows and Daylighting Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road Mail Stop 90R3111, Berkeley, CA 94720- 8134, USA 3 Department of Civil and Transport Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Høgskoleringen 7A, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway 4 Department of Building Materials and Structures, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Høgskoleringen 7B,NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway

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Technology Transfer Reporting Form  

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

form is to be completed by the TTO for individual inquiry/case activity during the quarter as required form is to be completed by the TTO for individual inquiry/case activity during the quarter as required by the Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000. Mouse over definitions and descriptions appear over text/check boxes where appropriate. After completing this form, click on the submit button. *If you have no TTO activity for the quarter, please fill in your name, FY and quarter, lab or facility and check the box "No Quarterly Activity". Initial Ombuds Contact: ____________________ Type: Inquiry Case Ombuds Name: __________________________ Time Spent: (Hours) ______________ Final Ombuds Involvement: _________________ Laboratory or Facility: AMES ANL BNL LBNL INL KCP LANL NREL LLNL NBL NETL PNNL NNSS ORNL PXSO SRNL

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Contacts  

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Contacts Contacts Here you'll find contact information and resources to help answer any questions you may have about NREL's technology transfer and commercialization opportunities. Agreement for Commercializing Technology For more information about NREL's agreements for commercializing technology, contact Anne Miller, 303-384-7353. Financial and Funding Assistance NREL does not provide financial or funding assistance for any research projects. If you're a startup company, small business, or an inventor, visit the following Web sites: Grants.gov Small Business Administration. Industry Growth Forum Visit the NREL Industry Growth Forum website or contact Kate Cheesbrough for more information about this event. Investors and Entrepreneurs For more information about NREL's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center,

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Transfer and Archive Data  

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Data Management Please remove ALL data from /house! Do you still have data in /house/homedirs? Do you know if you have data in /house/homedirs? Please check now and make a plan for moving that data to the archiver or one of the NERSC file systems (for more information on these filesystems go to File storage and I/O). Moving data from house to DnA The DnA file system is primarily for finished projects, data that is ready to be archived, or data that is shared between groups. It is mounted read-only on the cluster, but you can write to directories on this file system in a few ways: Data Transfer Nodes until December 1, 2013 (examples here) xfer queue on the Genepool cluster until December 1, 2013 (examples here) Moving data from house to Projectb Projectb is where compute jobs run and output both intermediate files as

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HEAT TRANSFER METHOD  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is given for increasing burn-out heat fluxes under nucleate boiling conditions in heat exchanger tubes without incurring an increase in pumping power requirements. This increase is achieved by utilizing a spinning flow having a rotational velocity sufficient to produce a centrifugal acceleration of at least 10,000 g at the tube wall. At this acceleration the heat-transfer rate at burn out is nearly twice the rate which can be achieved in a similar tube utilizing axial flow at the same pumping power. At higher accelerations the improvement over axial flow is greater, and heat fluxes in excess of 50 x 10/sup 6/ Btu/hr/sq ft can be achieved.

Gambill, W.R.; Greene, N.D.

1960-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology transfer 1995  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Technology Transfer 1995 is intended to inform the US industrial and academic sectors about the many opportunities they have to form partnerships with the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the mutual advantage of the individual institutions, DOE, and the nation as a whole. It also describes some of the growing number of remarkable achievements resulting from such partnerships. These partnership success stories offer ample evidence that Americans are learning how to work together to secure major benefits for the nation--by combining the technological, scientific, and human resources resident in national laboratories with those in industry and academia. The benefits include more and better jobs for Americans, improved productivity and global competitiveness for technology-based industries, and a more efficient government laboratory system.

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1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraint-based 3D direct manipulations for intuitive and precise solid modelling in a virtual reality environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The absence of constraints when interacting with virtual objects is one of the major limitations in the current Virtual Reality (VR) environments. Without constraints, it is difficult to perform precise interactive manipulations and precise solid modelling ... Keywords: allowable motions, constraint recognition, constraint solving, constraint-based manipulations, solid modelling, virtual reality

Y. Zhong; W. Müller-Wittig

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jefferson Lab Technology Transfer - JLab  

Grants and cooperative agreements are entered into solely by the government with a recipient whereby money or property is transferred to the recipient to support ...

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MOLTEN SALT HEAT TRANSFER FLUID  

thermal energy storage tanks Sandia has developed a heat transfer fluid (HTF) for use at elevated temperatures that has a lower freezing point

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Handbook of heat transfer fundamentals  

SciTech Connect

This handbook is on the fundamentals of heat transfer. It provides coverage on conduction, convection, and radiation and on thermophysical properties of materials.

Rohsenow, W.M.; Hartnett, J.P.; Ganic, E.N.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Partnerships and Technology Transfer - ORNL  

Carbon Fiber Consortium; Oak Ridge Science and Technology Park; Contact; Staff; Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Partnerships and Technology Transfer. User Facilities ...

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Nondisclosure Agreements  

Technology Transfer ... Experience suggests that the fastest means to reach an agreement is through direct communications to create understanding and agree on actions. 1.

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Technology Transfer | Argonne National Laboratory  

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by facilitating development, transfer, and use of federally owned or originated technology to industry for public benefit and to leverage DOE resources through partnering with...

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Electrohydrodynamically enhanced condensation heat transfer.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In a condenser the thickness of the liquid condensate film covering the cooled surface constitutes a resistance to the heat transfer. By establishing a non… (more)

Wawzyniak, Markus

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ombuds Services for Technology Transfer  

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To learn about other Laboratory resources for businesses, please go to: BusinessTech Transfer Small Business Office Community Outreach Procurement, Vendor Information For...

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Fostering Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... agencies to take steps to enhance successful technology innovation networks ... is one of the partners working with NIST to foster tech transfer and its ...

2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of Spin Transfer Torque  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... In the phenomenon known as spin transfer torque, a current can give a jolt to thin magnetic layers sandwiched between nonmagnetic materials. ...

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Transfer Home Page  

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) works with industry and organizations to transfer renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies into the ...

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Partnering Today: Technology Transfer Highlights  

THE LLNL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY PRODUCTS Partnering Today: Technology Transfer Highlights 10 Ametek-Ortec: High-precision Radiation Detectors ORTEC, a unit of AMETEK, is ...

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Improved constraints on dark energy from Chandra X-ray observations of the largest relaxed galaxy clusters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present constraints on the mean matter density, Omega_m, dark energy density, Omega_de, and the dark energy equation of state parameter, w, using Chandra measurements of the X-ray gas mass fraction (fgas) in 42 hot (kT>5keV), X-ray luminous, dynamically relaxed galaxy clusters spanning the redshift range 0.05energy has a negligible effect on the measurements, we measure Omega_m=0.28+-0.06 (68% confidence, using standard priors on the Hubble Constant, H_0, and mean baryon density, Omega_bh^2). Analyzing the data for all 42 clusters, employing only weak priors on H_0 and Omega_bh^2, we obtain a similar result on Omega_m and detect the effects of dark energy on the distances to the clusters at ~99.99% confidence, with Omega_de=0.86+-0.21 for a non-flat LCDM model. The detection of dark energy is comparable in significance to recent SNIa studies and represents strong, independent evidence for cosmic acceleration. Systematic scatter remains undetected in the fgas data, despite a weighted mean statistical scatter in the distance measurements of only ~5%. For a flat cosmology with constant w, we measure Omega_m=0.28+-0.06 and w=-1.14+-0.31. Combining the fgas data with independent constraints from CMB and SNIa studies removes the need for priors on Omega_bh^2 and H_0 and leads to tighter constraints: Omega_m=0.253+-0.021 and w=-0.98+-0.07 for the same constant-w model. More general analyses in which we relax the assumption of flatness and/or allow evolution in w remain consistent with the cosmological constant paradigm. Our analysis includes conservative allowances for systematic uncertainties. The small systematic scatter and tight constraints bode well for future dark energy studies using the fgas method. (Abridged)

S. W. Allen; D. A. Rapetti; R. W. Schmidt; H. Ebeling; G. Morris; A. C. Fabian

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Masses in Astrophysics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Among all nuclear ground-state properties, atomic masses are highly specific for each particular combination of N and Z and the data obtained apply to a variety of physics topics. One of the most crucial questions to be addressed in mass spectrometry of unstable radionuclides is the one of understanding the processes of element formation in the Universe. To this end, accurate atomic mass values of a large number of exotic nuclei participating in nucleosynthesis are among the key input data in large-scale reaction network calculations. In this paper, a review on the latest achievements in mass spectrometry for nuclear astrophysics is given.

Christine Weber; Klaus Blaum; Hendrik Schatz

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on "Fission Mass Widths in $^{19}$F + $^{232}$Th, $^{16}$O + $^{235,238}$ U reactions at near barrier energies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A critical re-analysis of the experimental data to reject transfer fission component did not change the fragment mass widths and hence the conclusion regarding abrupt rise in mass widths with decreasing energy around Coulomb barrier remains unchanged

T. K. Ghosh; P. Bhattacharya

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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