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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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Dynamical Constraints on Disk Masses  

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While the total interior mass of a galaxy is reasonably well determined by a good rotation curve, the relative contributions from disk, bulge and halo are only weakly constrained by one-dimensional data. Barred galaxies are intrinsically more complicated, but provide much tighter constraints on the disk masses and support the idea that most of the mass in the inner parts of bright galaxies is in their stars. There appears to be no systematic difference in dark matter content between barred and unbarred galaxies, consistent with the theoretical result that the global stability of galaxies with dense centers does not depend on their halo fraction. The rotation curve shapes of lower luminosity and low-surface-brightness galaxies, on the other hand, indicate significant mass in the DM halo even near their centers. We find that most DM halos appear to have large cores, inconsistent with the predictions from cosmological simulations. We also show that such large-core halos can result from compression by disk infall of physically reasonable initial halos. Maximum disks, while apparently required by the data, do seem to present some puzzles; most notably they re-open the old disk-halo ``conspiracy'' issue and incorrectly predict that surface brightness should be a second parameter in the Tully-Fisher relation.

J. A. Sellwood

1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological Constraints on the Higgs Boson Mass  

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For a robust interpretation of upcoming observations from PLANCK and Large Hadron Collider experiments it is imperative to understand how the inflationary dynamics of a non-minimally coupled Higgs scalar field with gravity may affect the determination of the inflationary observables. We make a full proper analysis of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, Type Ia supernova distance-redshift relation, and the baryon acoustic oscillations data sets in a context of the non-minimally coupled Higgs inflation field with gravity. For the central value of the top quark pole mass mT = 171.3 GeV, the fit of the inflation model with a non-minimally coupled Higgs scalar field leads to a Higgs boson mass in the range 143.7 GeV ? mH ? 167 GeV (95% CL). We show that the inflation driven by a non-minimally coupled scalar field to the Einstein gravity leads to significant constraints on the scalar spectral index nS and the tensor-to-scalar ratio R when compared with a tensor with similar constraints to form the standard inflation with a minimally coupled scalar field. We also show that an accurate reconstruction of the Higgs potential in terms of inflationary observables requires an improved accuracy of other parameters of the standard model of particle physics such as the top quark mass and the effective QCD coupling constant.

L. A. Popa; A. Caramete

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass transfer effects in a gasification riser  

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In the development of multiphase reacting computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes, a number of simplifications were incorporated into the codes and models. One of these simplifications was the use of a simplistic mass transfer correlation for the faster reactions and omission of mass transfer effects completely on the moderate speed and slow speed reactions such as those in a fluidized bed gasifier. Another problem that has propagated is that the mass transfer correlation used in the codes is not universal and is being used far from its developed bubbling fluidized bed regime when applied to circulating fluidized bed (CFB) riser reactors. These problems are true for the major CFD codes. To alleviate this problem, a mechanistic based mass transfer coefficient algorithm has been developed based upon an earlier work by Breault et al. This fundamental approach uses the local hydrodynamics to predict a local, time varying mass transfer coefficient. The predicted mass transfer coefficients and the corresponding Sherwood numbers agree well with literature data and are typically about an order of magnitude lower than the correlation noted above. The incorporation of the new mass transfer model gives the expected behavior for all the gasification reactions evaluated in the paper. At the expected and typical design values for the solid flow rate in a CFB riser gasifier an ANOVA analysis has shown the predictions from the new code to be significantly different from the original code predictions. The new algorithm should be used such that the conversions are not over predicted. Additionally, its behaviors with changes in solid flow rate are consistent with the changes in the hydrodynamics.

Breault, Ronald W [U.S. DOE; Li, Tingwen [URS; Nicoletti, Phillip [URS

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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5, 40574082, 2005 Mass transfer effects  

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(TDMA) has been widely utilized to measure the hygroscopicity of laboratory-generated and atmospheric in the measurements of other properties related to the water uptake of atmospheric particles such as relative humid-15 Union Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions Mass transfer effects in hygroscopic measurements

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Mass Transfer between Double White Dwarfs  

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Three periodically variable stars have recently been discovered (V407 Vul, P=9.5 min; ES Cet, P=10.3 min; RX J0806.3+1527, P=5.3 min) with properties that suggest that their photometric periods are also their orbital periods, making them the most compact binary stars known. If true, this might indicate that close, detached, double white dwarfs are able to survive the onset of mass transfer caused by gravitational wave radiation and emerge as the semi-detached, hydrogen-deficient stars known as the AM CVn stars. The accreting white dwarfs in such systems are large compared to the orbital separations. This has two effects: first it makes it likely that the mass transfer stream can hit the accretor directly, and second it causes a loss of angular momentum from the orbit which can destabilise the mass transfer unless the angular momentum lost to the accretor can be transferred back to the orbit. The effect of the destabilisation is to reduce the number of systems which survive mass transfer by as much as one hundred-fold. In this paper we analyse this destabilisation and the stabilising effect of a dissipative torque between the accretor and the binary orbit. We obtain analytic criteria for the stability of both disc-fed and direct impact accretion, and carry out numerical integrations to assess the importance of secondary effects, the chief one being that otherwise stable systems can exceed the Eddington accretion rate. We show that to have any effect upon survival rates, the synchronising torque must act on a timescale of order 1000 years or less. If synchronisation torques are this strong, then they will play a significant role in the spin rates of white dwarfs in cataclysmic variable stars as well.

T. R. Marsh; G. Nelemans; D. Steeghs

2003-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Microlensing Constraints on Low-Mass Companions  

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Microlensing is sensitive to binary, brown dwarf, and planetary companions to normal stars in the Galactic bulge with separations between about 1-10 AU. The accurate, densely-sampled photometry of microlensing events needed to detect planetary companions has been achieved by several follow-up collaborations. Detailed analysis of microlensing events toward the bulge demonstrates that less than 45% of M-dwarfs in the bulge have Jupiter-mass companions between 1 and 5 AU. Detection of binary and brown-dwarf companions using microlensing is considerably easier; however, the interpretation is hampered by their non-perturbative influence on the parent lightcurve. I demonstrate that ~25% of brown-dwarf companions with separations 1-10 AU should be detectable with survey-quality data (~1 day sampling and ~5% photometry). Survey data is more amenable to generic, brute-force analysis methods and less prone to selection biases. An analysis of the ~1500 microlensing events detected by OGLE-III in the next three years should test whether the BD desert exists at separations 1-10 AU from M-dwarfs in the Galactic bulge.

B. Scott Gaudi

2002-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and Mass Transfer Wrme-und Stoffbertragung  

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1 23 Heat and Mass Transfer Wärme- und Stoffübertragung ISSN 0947-7411 Volume 49 Number 3 Heat Mass

Guo, Zhixiong "James"

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Effect of bubble interactions on mass transfer in bubbly flow  

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Abstract The effect of bubble interactions on mass transfer in a multi-bubble system is examined by numerical simulations. Since mass transfer in the liquid phase of gasliquid multiphase flows usually takes place at a considerably slower rate than the transfer of momentum, the mass flux boundary layers are much thinner than the momentum boundary layers. In direct numerical simulations the resolution requirements for flows with mass transfer are therefore considerably higher than for flows without mass transfer. Here, we use a multiscale approach for the computations of the mass transfer near the bubble surface, in order to reduce the cost, and examine the effect of void fraction and bubble Reynolds number on the mass transfer from bubbles in periodic domains. Specifically, we compare results for a single bubble in a periodic domain with results for several bubbles in a larger domain with the same void fraction. It is shown that even though the average Reynolds number of freely moving bubbles drops after a while, in most cases the mass transfer from the bubbles increases slightly. When the bubbles start to wobble, in most cases the increase in bubblebubble interactions compensate for the reduction in Reynolds number.

B. Aboulhasanzadeh; G. Tryggvason

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULTANEOUS CONSTRAINTS ON THE NUMBER AND MASS OF RELATIVISTIC SPECIES  

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Recent indications from both particle physics and cosmology suggest the possible existence of more than three neutrino species. In cosmological analyses the effects of neutrino mass and number of species can in principle be disentangled for fixed cosmological parameters. However, since we do not have perfect measurements of the standard {Lambda} cold dark matter model parameters, some correlation remains between the neutrino mass and number of species, and both parameters should be included in the analysis. Combining the newest observations of several cosmological probes (cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, expansion rate), we obtain N {sub eff} = 3.58{sup +0.15} {sub -0.16}(68% CL){sup +0.55} {sub -0.53}(95% CL) and {Sigma}m {sub {nu}} < 0.60 eV(95% CL), which are currently the strongest constraints on N {sub eff} and {Sigma}m {sub {nu}} from an analysis including both parameters. The preference for N {sub eff} >3 is at the 2{sigma} level.

Riemer-Sorensen, Signe; Parkinson, David; Davis, Tamara M. [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia)] [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia); Blake, Chris, E-mail: signe@physics.uq.edu.au [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 (Australia)] [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 (Australia)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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 (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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Simulating corrosion-erosion mass transfer using plaster models  

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Corrosion-erosion is a term that covers a variety of processes leading to the removal of metal in low-carbon steel piping conveying water or steam/water mixtures at a temperature of 150 {+-} 50{degree}C. One of the most important of these processes is corrosion-dissolution. This is most likely to occur where disturbances or fittings cause local high velocities and thus high mass transfer coefficients. The wear equation, which requires the local mass transfer coefficient, is presented. This paper presents a way of determining the local mass transfer coefficient. This paper reports measurements of both local and nominal mass transfer coefficients on a plaster model of a defective weld in a pipe. Welds are particularly important because they are often the place where wear is the greatest and the pipe is most severely thinned.

Griffith, P.; de Freitas, G.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters  

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Mass transfer affects contaminant transport and is thought to control the efficiency of aquifer remediation at a number of sites within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. An improved understanding of mass transfer is critical to meeting the enormous scientific and engineering challenges currently facing DOE. Informed design of site remedies and long-term stewardship of radionuclide-contaminated sites will require new cost-effective laboratory and field techniques to measure the parameters controlling mass transfer spatially and across a range of scales. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signaturea hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivityover a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Including the NMR component, our revised study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOEs Hanford 300 Area. In a synergistic add-on to our workplan, we analyzed data from field experiments performed at the DOE Naturita Site under a separate DOE SBR grant, on which PI Day-Lewis served as co-PI. Techniques developed for application to Hanford datasets also were applied to data from Naturita. 1. Introduction The Department of Energy (DOE) faces enormous scientific and engineering challenges associated with the remediation of legacy contamination at former nuclear weapons production facilities. Selection, design and optimization of appropriate site remedies (e.g., pump-and-treat, biostimulation, or monitored natural attenuation) requires reliable predictive models of radionuclide fate and transport; however, our current modeling capabilities are limited by an incomplete understanding of multi-scale mass transferits rates, scales, and the heterogeneity of controlling parameters. At many DOE sites, long tailing behavior, concentration rebound, and slower-than-expected cleanup are observed; these observations are all consistent with multi-scale mass transfer [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1995; Haggerty et al., 2000; 2004], which renders pump-and-treat remediation and biotransformation inefficient and slow [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1994; Harvey et al., 1994; Wilson, 1997]. Despite the importance of mass transfer, there are significant uncertainties associated with controlling parameters, and the prevalence of mass transfer remains a point of debate [e.g., Hill et al., 2006; Molz et al., 2006] for lack of experimental methods to verify and measure it in situ or independently of tracer breakthrough. There is a critical need for new field-experimental techniques to measure mass transfer in-situ and estimate multi-scale and spatially variable mass-transfer parame

Day-Lewis, Frederick; Singha, Kamini; Haggerty, Roy; Johnson, Tim; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Valles caldera relative to other hydrothermal systems in rhyolitic rocks. Authors Art F White, Nancy J Chuma and Fraser E. Goff Published Journal Journal of Volcanology and...

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Mass transfer in a wetted wall column  

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and downstream calming sections. (Figure 3 ). After the liquid has transversed the length oi' the column it is disengaged from contact with the gas stream by means of a flared nossle and a collection chamber. Provision is made to measure the temperatures... internal diameter were employed. The equipment was operated so that an annular film of liquid flowed dove the column countercurrent to a stream of gas, The amount of liquid that evaporated into the gas was reassured and then used to calculate a mass...

Platt, Allison M

1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MassMass transfer andtransfer and separation technologyseparation technology  

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liquid extraction involves three stages: ­ Contacting / extraction al-extraction.j ­ Separation the component of interest solute (A) will distribute over extract (E, phase II or 2) and raffinate (R, phase I with equilibrium constant K: 4 erföringo cA,II/cA,I = K´ , or Massöve xA,E/xA,R = xA,II/xA,I = xA,2/xA,1 = K K´= K

Zevenhoven, Ron

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Measurement of Contact Angles in the Presence of Mass Transfer  

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... has shown that, for contact angles measured without mass transfer under isothermal conditions on differing roughened surfaces, cos 6x = r cos 0, where 61 is the contact angle on ... , cos 6x = r cos 0, where 61 is the contact angle on a roughened surface and 0 is the true contact angle on a perfectly smooth surface.

A. B. PONTER; P. G. THORNLEY

1965-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Multidimensional mechanistic modeling of interfacial heat and mass transfer  

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A combined theoretical and computational study in modeling multidimensional, diabatic vapor/liquid flows is presented. Models have been developed governing kinematic aspects of multiphase flow as well as interfacial mass and heat transfer for flows of condensable gas (vapor) and liquids. The modeling formulation is based on the Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) type multi-field approach which utilizes a complete set of conservation equations for each fluid component 1. The modeled interfacial interactions include energy, mass, and momentum transfer. Emphasis in the model development work has been placed on the mechanisms governing coupled interfacial heat and mass transfer between the liquid and vapor fields (condensation and/or boiling). A method for tracking changes in bubble size is presented and tested. Locally based models of multidimensional effects have been analyzed, including distributions of fluid temperatures and volume fractions. The overall model accounts for both kinematic and thermodynamic nonequilibrium between the component fluids including superheated vapor. The model has been implemented in the NPHASE-CMFD computer code. Results from the kinematic model are compared to experimental data and good agreement is demonstrated. The heat and mass transfer model is parametrically tested to show the multidimensional effects on the rate of heat and mass transfer. These effects are explained in terms of local characteristics of the two-phase flow. The model is applied to a scenario of saturated vapor injected into a subcooled flow through a heated, porous wall. This provides a reasonable approximation to subcooled boiling. The results are found to be dependent on the partitioning of the wall heat flux between direct liquid heating and vapor generation. However, the observed dependencies are explained and the modeling is considered consistent. (authors)

Shaver, D. R.; Antal, S. P.; Podowski, M. Z. [Center for Multiphase Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass transfer experiments on single irregular-shaped particles  

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Mass transfer from irregular-shaped naphthalene particles (100-200 {mu}m in size) was studied in an electrodynamic balance. Charged particles were suspended in an electrostatic field directly in line with a calibrated air jet. Mass and size change histories were obtained under ambient conditions, and under steady- and pulsed-flow conditions. For natural convection, the time-averaged Sherwood number was similar to that for spheres. Forced-convection Sherwood number under steady-flow conditions was strongly dependent on particle shape and particle Reynolds number, and was consistently higher than values predicted for spheres at comparable Reynolds numbers. This paper validates the technique and indicates the shape effect on mass transfer from single particles.

Ramezan, M. (Burns and Roe Services Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (US)); Kale, S.R. (Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV (US)); Anderson, R.J. (Dept. of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (US))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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februari 2008 MassMass transfer & separation technology 424302 2008transfer & separation technology 424302 2008 --APPENDIXAPPENDIX  

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Multicomponent mixturesmixtures"" by J.A.by J.A. WesselinghWesselingh & R. Krishna,& R. Krishna, DelftDelft University Press (2000Transfer in MulticomponentMulticomponent mixturesmixtures"" by J.A.by J.A. WesselinghWesselingh & R. Krishna,& R. Krishna"" by J.A.by J.A. WesselinghWesselingh & R. Krishna,& R. Krishna, DelftDelft University Press (2000

Zevenhoven, Ron

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Electrochemical mass transfer modeling of a complex two phase heat transfer problem: Case of a prototype slagging gasifier  

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The local and averaged forced-convective heat transfer coefficients were estimated from measured local and averaged mass transfer coefficients in a model slagging-gasifier hearth pool using the Chilton-Colburn an...

A. A. Wragg; N. P. Simpson; M. A. Patrick

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass transfer model for two-layer TBP oxidation reactions  

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

Laurinat, J.E.

1994-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-independent Constraint on the Neutrino Mass Spectrum from the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We present a concise formula to relate the effective mass term of the neutrinoless double beta decay to a single neutrino mass, two Majorana CP-violating phases and four observables of neutrino oscillations for a generic neutrino mass spectrum. If the alleged evidence for the neutrinoless double beta decay is taken into account, one may obtain a rough but model-independent constraint on the absolute scale of neutrino masses -- it is most likely to be in the range between 0.1 eV and 1 eV.

Zhi-zhong Xing

2002-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined heat and mass transfer device for improving separation process  

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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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Coupling and evaluating gas/particle mass transfer treatments for aerosol simulation and forecast  

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Coupling and evaluating gas/particle mass transfer treatments for aerosol simulation and forecast hindcasting and forecasting. The lack of an efficient yet accurate gas/particle mass transfer treatment December 2007; accepted 21 February 2008; published 12 June 2008. [1] Simulating gas/particle mass transfer

Jacobson, Mark

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Mass transfer rates in osmotic membranes with application to desalination  

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snd content by: 7 ! f'e be r JJember December 1970 ABSTRACT Mass Transfer Rates in Osmotio Membranes With Application to Desalination. (December 1970) Joseph Charles Drummond, II, B. S. , Texas ARM University Directed by: Dr. Richard Read... Osmotic Pressures of !JaC1-?~ster Solutions . 28 O:mot'c Pressure of I'sSOl -?~ster Solutions . 29 6. Osmotic Eouilibrium of Polyamine Chloride Solutions and NaCI Solutions 31 7. 'l'he Coeff icient, 8, as a Function of Poly- smine Chio. ide !Jcight...

Drummond, Joseph Charles

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass Transfer Model for a Breached Waste Package  

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The degradation of waste packages, which are used for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel in the repository, can result in configurations that may increase the probability of criticality. A mass transfer model is developed for a breached waste package to account for the entrainment of insoluble particles. In combination with radionuclide decay, soluble advection, and colloidal transport, a complete mass balance of nuclides in the waste package becomes available. The entrainment equations are derived from dimensionless parameters such as drag coefficient and Reynolds number and based on the assumption that insoluble particles are subjected to buoyant force, gravitational force, and drag force only. Particle size distributions are utilized to calculate entrainment concentration along with geochemistry model abstraction to calculate soluble concentration, and colloid model abstraction to calculate colloid concentration and radionuclide sorption. Results are compared with base case geochemistry model, which only considers soluble advection loss.

C. Hsu; J. McClure

2004-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on dark energy from baryon acoustic peak and galaxy cluster gas mass measurements  

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We use baryon acoustic peak measurements by Eisenstein et al. (2005) and Percival et al. (2007a) and galaxy cluster gas mass fraction measurements of Allen et al. (2008) to constrain parameters of three different dark energy models. For time-independent dark energy, the Percival et al. (2007a) constraints, which make use of the WMAP measurement of the apparent acoustic horizon angle, most effectively constrain a cosmological parameter close to spatial curvature and favor a close to spatially flat model. In a spatially-flat model the Percival et al. (2007a) data less effectively constrain time-varying dark energy. The joint baryon acoustic peak and galaxy cluster gas mass constraints are consistent with but tighter than those derived from other data. A time-independent cosmological constant in a spatially-flat model provides a good fit to the joint data, but slowly-evolving dark energy can not yet be ruled out.

Lado Samushia; Bharat Ratra

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Cosmological neutrino mass constraint from blue high-redshift galaxies  

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The absolute neutrino mass scale is currently unknown, but can be constrained by cosmology. The WiggleZ high redshift, star-forming, and blue galaxy sample offers a complementary data set to previous surveys for performing these measurements, with potentially different systematics from nonlinear structure formation, redshift-space distortions, and galaxy bias. We obtain a limit of ?m?<0.60??eV (95% confidence) for WiggleZ+Wilkinson?Microwave?Anisotropy?Probe. Combining with priors on the Hubble parameter and the baryon acoustic oscillation scale gives ?m?<0.29??eV, which is the strongest neutrino mass constraint derived from spectroscopic galaxy redshift surveys.

Signe RiemerSrensen et al.

2012-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Boundary coupled dual-equation numerical simulation on mass transfer in the process of laser cladding  

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The coupled numerical simulation on fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer in the process of laser cladding is undertaken on the basis of the continuum model. In the...

Huang, Yanlu; Yang, Yongqiang; Wei, Guoqiang; Shi, Wenqing; Li, Yibin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass transfer and kinetic phenomena at the nickel hydroxide electrode  

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Thin-film (10 to 40 nm thickness) nickel hydroxide intercalation electrodes were constructed using an electroprecipitation technique. Cyclic voltammetry, potentiostatic step, and galvanostatic discharge experiments were performed and interpreted in terms of a macroscopic model treating the simultaneous mass transfer, kinetic, and thermodynamic phenomena occurring within the cell. The side reaction, oxygen evolution, exhibited irreversible Tafel behavior, with a proton concentration-dependent exchange current density of 4.5 {times} 10{sup {minus}9} [(c{sub 0} {minus} c)/c{sub 0}] A/cm{sup 2} on pure nickel hydroxide films, and a constant exchange current density of 4.5 {times} 10{sup {minus}9} A/cm{sup 2} on cobalt hydroxide-containing nickel hydroxide films. The apparent anodic transfer coefficient for the oxygen reaction is 0.49 on pure nickel hydroxide films and 0.42 on cobalt hydroxide-containing nickel hydroxide films. The apparent anodic transfer coefficient for the oxygen reaction is 0.49 on pure nickel hydroxide films and 0.42 on cobalt hydroxide-containing nickel hydroxide films. The intercalation reaction is described with a Butler-Volmer-type expression with a large, proton concentration-dependent exchange current density of 9.5 {times} 10{sup {minus}2} [c(c{sub 0} {minus} c)]{sup 1/2} A/cm{sup 2}, and anodic and cathodic apparent transfer coefficients of 0.5 for both electrode types. Here c and c{sub 0} have units of mol/cm{sup 3}. The proton diffusion coefficient in pure nickel hydroxide was found to depend on the proton concentration, with values ranging from 1.2 {times} 10{sup {minus}13} to 1.9 {times} 10{sup {minus}12} cm{sup 2}/s, with a concentration-averaged value of 3.417 {times} 10{sup {minus}13} cm{sup 2}/s. In cobalt hydroxide-containing nickel hydroxide, the values ranged from 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}13} to 1.9 {times} 10{sup {minus}12} cm{sup 2}/s, with a concentration-averaged value of 8.402 {times} 10{sup {minus}13} cm{sup 2}/s.

Ta, K.P.; Newman, J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Div.]|[Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on the dark matter particle mass from the number of Milky Way satellites  

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We have conducted N-body simulations of the growth of Milky Way-sized halos in cold and warm dark matter cosmologies. The number of dark matter satellites in our simulated Milky Ways decreases with decreasing mass of the dark matter particle. Assuming that the number of dark matter satellites exceeds or equals the number of observed satellites of the Milky Way, we derive lower limits on the dark matter particle mass. We find with 95% confidence m{sub s}>13.3 keV for a sterile neutrino produced by the Dodelson and Widrow mechanism, m{sub s}>8.9 keV for the Shi and Fuller mechanism, m{sub s}>3.0 keV for the Higgs decay mechanism, and m{sub WDM}>2.3 keV for a thermal dark matter particle. The recent discovery of many new dark matter dominated satellites of the Milky Way in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey allows us to set lower limits comparable to constraints from the complementary methods of Lyman-{alpha} forest modeling and x-ray observations of the unresolved cosmic x-ray background and of dark matter halos from dwarf galaxy to cluster scales. Future surveys like LSST, DES, PanSTARRS, and SkyMapper have the potential to discover many more satellites and further improve constraints on the dark matter particle mass.

Polisensky, Emil [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 20375 (United States); Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20745 (United States); Ricotti, Massimo [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20745 (United States)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Mechanism of mass transfer between a bubble initially composed of oxygen and molten glass1  

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Mechanism of mass transfer between a bubble initially composed of oxygen and molten glass1 F ­ BP 135, 93303 Aubervilliers Cedex, France Abstract The bubble removal from molten glass is an important problem in glass melting process. In this paper, the mass transfer undergone by a bubble rising

Boyer, Edmond

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Atmospheric Environment 39 (2005) 45754582 Conjugate mass transfer during gas absorption by falling liquid  

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Atmospheric Environment 39 (2005) 4575­4582 Conjugate mass transfer during gas absorption polluted air and gaseous streams by water drops is an important mass transfer operation in air pollution occurring phenomena and industrial processes involving sprays, e.g. atmospheric physics, wet deposition. Gas

Elperin, Tov

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Lattice Boltzmann simulation of mass transfer in thermally driven cavity flows  

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We study mass transfer in 2D thermally driven cavity using lattice Boltzmann method. Simulations are performed to investigate various effects on enhancement of oxygen mass transfer in lead/lead bismuth eutectic. It is shown that oxygen transfer is dominated by convection although diffusion plays a role. Comparative studies demonstrate that side heating and top-cooling configuration is more efficient than side-heating/cooling and oxygen transfers more rapidly in a square than rectangular cavity with same area. This work supplies supportive information for developing active oxygen control technique in experiments to prevent or reduce corrosion in liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors.

Huidan Yu; Jinsuo Zhang; Ning Li

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass constraints to Sco X-1 from Bowen flourescence and deep near-infrared spectroscopy  

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More than 50 years after the dawn of X-ray astronomy, the dynamical parameters of the prototypical X-ray binary Sco X-1 are still unknown. We combine a Monte Carlo analysis, which includes all the previously known orbital parameters of the system, along with the K-correction to set dynamical constraints to the masses of the compact object (M1near-infrared spectrum of the source to date. There is no evidence of donor star features on it, but we are able to constrain the veiling factor as a function of the spectral type of the secondary star. The combination of both techniques restricts the spectral type of the donor to be later than K4 and luminosity class IV. It also constrains the contribution of the companion light to the infrared emission of Sco X-1 to be lower than 33 percent. This implies ...

Snchez, D Mata; Casares, J; Steeghs, D; Almeida, C Ramos; Pulido, J A Acosta

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass Transfer Models for Hydrolysis 965 Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol. 113116, 2004  

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Mass Transfer Models for Hydrolysis 965 Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol. 113­116, 2004 Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol. 113­116, 2004 ity (2). For example, significant differences are observed

California at Riverside, University of

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Local heat and mass transfer for gas-solid two phase flow in CFB  

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An experimental investigation on the flow characteristics and the local heat and mass transfer between coarse wet particles and hot gas in the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) has been performed. A two-thermocoupl...

Feng Lu; Ming-Heng Shi

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle-fluid heat/mass transfer: Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids  

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A new model based on the boundary layer analysis is developed for particle-fluid heat/mass transfer. The proposed model enables a unified consideration ... results with data for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids

Y. Kawase

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer in bubble column dehumidifiers for HDH desalination  

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Heat and mass transfer processes governing the performance of bubble dehumidifier trays are studied in order to develop a predictive model and design rules for efficient and economical design of bubble column dehumidifiers ...

Tow, Emily W

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Modeling of two-dimensional interrelated heat and mass transfer problems and structure transformation  

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A numerical method to solve interrelated heat and mass transfer problems with structure transformation for easily deformable disperse capillary-porous media is suggested. Structure transformations of bodies of...

G. P. Brovka; V. A. Sychevskii

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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...

Su, J.; Li, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report: Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters  

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Mass transfer affects contaminant transport and is thought to control the efficiency of aquifer remediation at a number of sites within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. An improved understanding of mass transfer is critical to meeting the enormous scientific and engineering challenges currently facing DOE. Informed design of site remedies and long-term stewardship of radionuclide-contaminated sites will require new cost-effective laboratory and field techniques to measure the parameters controlling mass transfer spatially and across a range of scales. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signaturea hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivityover a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Including the NMR component, our revised study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOEs Hanford 300 Area. In a synergistic add-on to our workplan, we analyzed data from field experiments performed at the DOE Naturita Site under a separate DOE SBR grant, on which PI Day-Lewis served as co-PI. Techniques developed for application to Hanford datasets also were applied to data from Naturita.

Haggerty, Roy; Day-Lewis, Fred; Singha, Kamini; Johnson, Timothy; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer of moist air in vertical channels  

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Natural convection heat transfer in vertical open channel flows has been widely studied for various geometric configurations since it concerns a number of applications, ranging from the cooling of electronic equipment to the heating of buildings. This study examines energy transport associated with liquid film condensation or evaporation in natural convection flows driven by differences in density due to temperature and concentration gradients. The most common compositional gradient which is encountered in humid air is considered. A steady, laminar, Boussinesq flow of an ideal gas-vapor mixture is studied for the case of a vertical open plane channel. The influence of the species interdiffusion due to enthalpy difference between air and water vapor is considered first in the case of evaporation. It is shown that the species interdiffusion term is negligible even at moderate temperature differences. This study mainly investigates wall condensation of humid air and preliminary results are presented.

Desrayaud, G.; Garnier, V.; Lauriat, G.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: Cosmological neutrino mass constraint from blue high-redshift galaxies  

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The absolute neutrino mass scale is currently unknown, but can be constrained from cosmology. The WiggleZ high redshift star-forming blue galaxy sample is less sensitive to systematics from non-linear structure formation, redshift-space distortions and galaxy bias than previous surveys. We obtain a upper limit on the sum of neutrino masses of 0.60eV (95% confidence) for WiggleZ+Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. Combining with priors on the Hubble Parameter and the baryon acoustic oscillation scale gives an upper limit of 0.29eV, which is the strongest neutrino mass constraint derived from spectroscopic galaxy redshift surveys.

Signe Riemer-Srensen; Chris Blake; David Parkinson; Tamara M. Davis; Sarah Brough; Matthew Colless; Carlos Contreras; Warrick Couch; Scott Croom; Darren Croton; Michael J. Drinkwater; Karl Forster; David Gilbank; Mike Gladders; Karl Glazebrook; Ben Jelliffe; Russell J. Jurek; I-hui Li; Barry Madore; D. Christopher Martin; Kevin Pimbblet; Gregory B. Poole; Michael Pracy; Rob Sharp; Emily Wisnioski; David Woods; Ted K. Wyder; H. K. C. Yee

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of wall heat (mass) transfer for flow through blockages with round and square holes in a wide rectangular channel.  

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??Naphthalene sublimation and pressure measurement experiments were conducted to study heat (mass) transfer enhancement by blockages with staggered round and square holes for turbulent air (more)

Cervantes, Joel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Gas Phase Mass Transfer Coefficients for Endogenous Gases in the Lungs  

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Theoretical Gas Phase Mass Transfer Coefficients for Endogenous Gases in the Lungs PETER CONDORELLI of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA (Received 18 November 1997; accepted 9 February 1999) Abstract--Gas phase in terms of a lumped variable, Per(L/D)n . (Sh) increases as the solu- bility of the gas in tissue

George, Steven C.

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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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Mass Transfer Testing of a 12.5-cm Rotor Centrifugal Contactor  

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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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Shrinkage and porosity effects on heat and mass transfer during potato drying  

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Abstract Fruits and vegetables are porous in nature and undergo pronounced shrinkage during convective drying process. Therefore, shrinkage and porosity should be taken into consideration while predicting heat and mass transfer. This work was conducted to study shrinkage and porosity changes along with simultaneous heat and mass transport during the process. Potato slices were subjected to drying for 7h at 62C. It was observed that shrinkage varies linearly with respect to moisture content and reduction in radial dimension of potato slices was around 35%. Porosity undergoes rapid increase after attaining certain moisture content in final stages of drying. The work was extended to study the influence of shrinkage and porosity on heat and mass transfer. Simulated results were validated with experimental values. This model can be employed to predict temperature, moisture, density profiles and to study shrinkage and porosity of various fruits and vegetables.

J. Aprajeeta; R. Gopirajah; C. Anandharamakrishnan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-induced heat and mass transfer in a single-component gas in a capillary  

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A theoretical analysis is presented of light-induced heat and mass transfer in a single-component gas in a capillary tube at arbitrary Knudsen numbers. Surface and collisional mechanisms of transfer are analyzed, due to differences in accommodation coefficient and collision cross section between excited-and ground-state particles, respectively. Analytical expressions for kinetic coefficients characterizing the gas drift and heat transfer in a capillary tube are obtained in the limits of low and high Knudsen numbers. Numerical computations are performed for intermediate Knudsen numbers. Both drift and heat fluxes are determined as functions of the light beam frequency. In the case of an inhomogeneously broadened absorption line, the light-induced fluxes are found to depend not only on the sign, but also on the amount, of light beam detuning from the absorption line center frequency.

Chermyaninov, I. V., E-mail: vladimir.chernyak@usu.ru; Chernyak, V. G.; Vilisova, E. A. [Ural State University (Russian Federation)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Disentangling Oil Weathering Using GCGC. 2. Mass Transfer Calculations  

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Hydrocarbon mass transfers to the atmosphere and water column drive the early weathering of oil spills and also control the chemical exposures of many coastal wildlife species. ... Within days, wind and waves pushed the oil slick onto 150 km of Buzzards Bay shoreline (2). ... The model is suitable to join other modules for the prediction of the spill trajectory by advection due to winds and currents and sub-sea transport. ...

J. Samuel Arey; Robert K. Nelson; Desiree L. Plata; Christopher M. Reddy

2007-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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CO2 mass transfer and conversion to biomass in a horizontal gasliquid photobioreactor  

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Abstract This study deals with CO2 mass transfers and biomass conversion in an industrial horizontal tubular photobioreactor. An analytical approach is used to determine an expression modeling the influence of CO2 mass transfers on the overall biomass conversion efficiency for a given culture broth, heat and light conditions. Fluid mechanics and mass transfer are predicted with a classical two-phase flow approach (Taitel and Dukler, 1976) combined with a dissolution correlation developed and tested in the laboratory (Valiorgue et al., 2011). The influence of the stripping gas, removing the excess of oxygen in the liquid, on the conversion to biomass efficiency is shown to be not negligible. The expression is used to evaluate how the photobioreactor's design and process parameters can be tuned in order to improve biomass conversion efficiency. The biomass conversion efficiency evolution with the photobioreactor's length was found to behave asymptotically and it was explained by the relative orders of magnitude of gas dissolution and gas stripping. It has been shown that the gas flow rate for stripping and therefore the oxygen removal will be limited when further increasing the industrial photobioreactor's length for a given objective of CO2 conversion to biomass efficiency.

P. Valiorgue; H. Ben Hadid; M. El Hajem; L. Rimbaud; A. Muller-Feuga; J.Y. Champagne

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in absorption of gases in laminar liquid films  

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A theoretical analysis of the combined heat and mass transfer process taking place in the absorption of a gas or vapor into a laminar liquid film is described. This type of process, which occurs in many gas-liquid systems, often releases only a small amount of heat, making the process almost isothermal. In some cases, however, the heat of absorption is significant and temperature variations cannot be ignored. One example, from which the present study originated, is in absorption heat pumps where mass transfer is produced specifically to generate a temperature change. The model analyzed describes a liquid film that flows over an inclined plane and has its free surface in contact with stagnant vapor. The absorption process at the surface creates nonuniform temperature and concentration profiles in the film, which develop until equilibrium between the liquid and vapor is achieved. The energy and diffusion equations are solved simultaneously to give the temperature and concentration variations at the interface and the wall. Two cases of interest are considered: constant-temperature and adiabatic walls. The Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are expressed in terms of the operating parameters, from which heat and mass transfer coefficients can be determined. The Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are found to depend on the Peclet and Lewis numbers as well as on the equilibrium characteristics of the working materials.

Grossman, G

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasound in gasliquid systems: Effects on solubility and mass transfer  

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The effect of ultrasound on the pseudo-solubility of nitrogen in water and on gasliquid mass transfer kinetics has been investigated in an autoclave reactor equipped with a gas induced impeller. In order to use organic liquids and to investigate the effect of pressure, gasliquid mass transfer coefficient was calculated from the evolution of autoclave pressure during gas absorption to avoid any side-effects of ultrasound on the concentrations measurements. Ultrasound effect on the apparent solubility is very low (below 12%). Conversely ultrasound greatly improves gasliquid mass transfer, especially below gas induction speed, this improvement being boosted by pressure. In typical conditions of organic synthesis: 323K, 1100rpm, 10bar, kLa is multiplied by 11 with ultrasound (20kHz/62.6W). The impact of sonication is much higher on gassing out than on gassing in. In the same conditions, this enhancement is at least five times higher for degassing.

F. Laugier; C. Andriantsiferana; A.M. Wilhelm; H. Delmas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionic liquid effects on mass transfer efficiency in extractive distillation of waterethanol mixtures  

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Abstract The relatively high viscosities of ionic liquids could reduce the mass transfer efficiency of the extractive distillation process. The rate-based model was adopted to analyze this phenomenon since it predicted the performance of an extractive distillation pilot plant using ionic liquids as solvent. For the waterethanol separation, three ionic liquids: 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide and the organic solvent ethylene glycol were used for the analysis. Simulations were conducted for sieve trays and Mellapak 250Y. The results indicate that relatively high viscosities affect the mass transfer efficiency. However, the improvements in relative volatilities obtained from the ionic liquids help to overcome this effect. However, with high solvent viscosities (>65mPas at T=353.15K) it was not possible to overcome the reductions. Additionally, at higher distillate rates high relative volatilities yielded negative effects on mass transfer efficiency because of a decrease in vapor velocity.

E. Quijada-Maldonado; G. Wytze Meindersma; Andr B. de Haan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on the Structure, Evolution, and Approach to Thermonuclear Runaway in Intermediate Mass and Massive Stars.  

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??This thesis provides an assessment of stellar evolution models for intermediate-mass and massive stars in advanced stages of evolution through a detailed cooperation between simulations (more)

Dolan, Michelle Marie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONSTRAINTS ON THE MASS AND RADIUS OF THE NEUTRON STAR XTE J1807-294  

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The accreting millisecond pulsar XTE J1807-294 is studied through a pulse-shape modeling analysis. The model includes blackbody and Comptonized emission from the one visible hot spot and makes use of the Oblate Schwarzschild approximation for ray-tracing. We include a scattered light contribution, which accounts for flux scattered off an equatorial accretion disk to the observer including time delays in the scattered light. We give limits to mass and radius for XTE J1807-294 and compare these to limits determined for SAX J1808-3658 and XTE J1814-334 previously determined using similar methods. The resulting allowed region for mass-radius curves is small but consistent with a mass-radius relation with nearly constant radius ({approx}12 km) for masses between 1 and 2.5 solar masses.

Leahy, Denis A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Calgary AB, T2N 1N4 (Canada); Morsink, Sharon M. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2E1 (Canada); Yi Chou, E-mail: leahy@ucalgary.ca, E-mail: morsink@ualberta.ca, E-mail: yichou@astro.ncu.edu.tw [Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Jhongli 32001, Taiwan (China)

2011-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and design of the internal mass transfer in oxygen-hydrogen fuel cell with a capillary membrane and with convective drainage of vaporous reaction products  

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The mechanism of mass transfer is analyzed by which water vapor drains convectively from an electrode-condenser system in a fuel cell with a capillary membrane. The problem of optimizing the mass-transfer para...

V. N. Serebryakov; M. V. Mel'nikov; V. S. Ovchinnikov

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass transfer model for two-layer TBP oxidation reactions: Revision 1  

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To prove that two-layer, TBP-nitric acid mixtures can be safely stored in the Canyon evaporators, it must be demonstrated that a runaway reaction between TBP and nitric acid will not occur. Previous bench-scale experiments showed that, at typical evaporator temperatures, this reaction is endothermic and therefore cannot run away, due to the loss of heat from evaporation of water in the organic layer. However, the reaction would be exothermic and could run away if the small amount of water in the organic layer evaporates before the nitric acid in this layer is consumed by the reaction. Provided that there is enough water in the aqueous layer, this would occur if the organic layer is sufficiently thick so that the rate of loss of water by evaporation exceeds the rate of replenishment due to mixing with the aqueous layer. Bubbles containing reaction products enhance the rate of transfer of water from the aqueous layer to the organic layer. These bubbles are generated by the oxidation of TBP and its reaction products in the organic layer and by the oxidation of butanol in the aqueous layer. Butanol is formed by the hydrolysis of TBP in the organic layer. For aqueous-layer bubbling to occur, butanol must transfer into the aqueous layer. Consequently, the rate of oxidation and bubble generation in the aqueous layer strongly depends on the rate of transfer of butanol from the organic to the aqueous layer. This report presents measurements of mass transfer rates for the mixing of water and butanol in two-layer, TBP-aqueous mixtures, where the top layer is primarily TBP and the bottom layer is comprised of water or aqueous salt solution. Mass transfer coefficients are derived for use in the modeling of two-layer TBP-nitric acid oxidation experiments.

Laurinat, J.E.

1994-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass and radius constraints for compact stars and the QCD phase diagram  

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We suggest a new Bayesian analysis using disjunct M-R constraints for extracting probability measures for cold, dense matter equations of state. One of the key issues of such an analysis is the question of a deconfinement transition in compact stars and whether it proceeds as a crossover or rather as a first order transition. The latter question is relevant for the possible existence of a critical endpoint in the QCD phase diagram under scrutiny in present and upcoming heavy-ion collision experiments.

Blaschke, David B; Alvarez-Castillo, David E; Ayriyan, Alexander S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IS WX CEN A POSSIBLE TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA PROGENITOR WITH WIND-DRIVEN MASS TRANSFER?  

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WX Cen is one of a few compact binary supersoft X-ray sources (CBSS) in the Galaxy that is a possible Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) progenitor. The supersoft X-ray radiation is explained as hydrostatic nuclear burning on the surface of the white dwarf component that is accreting hydrogen from a stellar companion at a high rate. If the mass donor in this system has a low mass, as has been suggested in the literature, one would expect a high wind-driven mass transfer rate. In that case, the orbital period of the system should increase. To test this theoretical prediction, we have monitored the system photometrically since 2010. By using four newly determined eclipse timings together with those collected from the literature, we discovered that the orbital period is decreasing at a rate of dP/dt = -5.15 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -7} days yr{sup -1}. The long-term decrease in the orbital period is contrary to the prediction that the system is powered by wind-driven accretion. It therefore seems plausible that the mass donor could be more massive than the white dwarf, and that the mass transfer is driven by the thermal instability of the donor star. This finding suggests that WX Cen is a key object to check the physical mechanisms of mass accretion in CBSS. The corresponding timescale of the period change is about P/P-dot {approx} 0.81 x 10{sup 6} yr, indicating that WX Cen may evolve into an SNe Ia within one million years in the Galaxy.

Qian, S.-B.; Shi, G.; Zhu, L.-Y.; Liu, L.; Zhao, E.-G.; Li, L.-J. [Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), P.O. Box 110, 650011 Kunming (China); Fernandez Lajus, E.; Di Sisto, R. P., E-mail: qsb@ynao.ac.cn [Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 pu...

E. A. Boiko; S. V. Pachkovskii

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer to the Investigation of Wax Deposition in Subsea Pipelines.  

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??The doctoral study focuses on the development of a rigorous understanding of wax deposition using the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer. First, a state-of-the-art (more)

Huang, Zhenyu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The mass transfer and kinetics for zinc deposition from bromide media  

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Bro, I. 0 MNctBr 7. 0 5. 0 5 E 40 3. 0 2. 0 I. O 4 8 12 16 20 24 I/~ Vw (RAD/S) Figure 8. Limiting currents for zinc deposition as a function of the square root of rotational speed. 34 Table 1. Analysis of the Zn Diffusion Coefficient +2...THE MASS TRANSFER AND KINETICS FOR ZINC DEPOSITION FROM BROMIDE MEDIA A Thesis by MARK ALAN EDMUND Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Comnittee) (Member (Member) (Member) (Head of Department) May 1980 1385319 ABSTRACT...

Edmund, Mark Alan

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on the mass of a habitable planet with water of nebular origin  

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From an astrobiological point of view, special attention has been paid to the probability of habitable planets in extrasolar systems. The purpose of this study is to constrain a possible range of the mass of a terrestrial planet that can get water. We focus on the process of water production through oxidation of the atmospheric hydrogen--the nebular gas having been attracted gravitationally--by oxide available at the planetary surface. For the water production to work well on a planet, a sufficient amount of hydrogen and enough high temperature to melt the planetary surface are needed. We have simulated the structure of the atmosphere that connects with the protoplanetary nebula for wide ranges of heat flux, opacity, and density of the nebular gas. We have found both requirements are fulfilled for an Earth-mass planet for wide ranges of the parameters. We have also found the surface temperature of planets of <= 0.3 Earth masses is lower than the melting temperature of silicate (~ 1500K). On the other hand, a planet of more than several Earth masses becomes a gas giant planet through runaway accretion of the nebular gas.

Masahiro Ikoma; Hidenori Genda

2006-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A constraint on a varying proton--electron mass ratio 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang  

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A molecular hydrogen absorber at a lookback time of 12.4 billion years, corresponding to 10$\\%$ of the age of the universe today, is analyzed to put a constraint on a varying proton--electron mass ratio, $\\mu$. A high resolution spectrum of the J1443$+$2724 quasar, which was observed with the Very Large Telescope, is used to create an accurate model of 89 Lyman and Werner band transitions whose relative frequencies are sensitive to $\\mu$, yielding a limit on the relative deviation from the current laboratory value of $\\Delta\\mu/\\mu=(-9.5\\pm5.4_{\\textrm{stat}} \\pm 5.3_{\\textrm{sys}})\\times 10^{-6}$.

Bagdonaite, J; Murphy, M T; Whitmore, J B

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of characteristic alterations of the mass transfer process of thermodynamically nonequilibrium hydrocarbon systems  

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The results of research on hydrocarbon mixture sorption in porous medium showed that adsorbent activity with regard to separate components of a gas mixture changes in partial dependence on pressure. The alteration of vented gas content will take place not only in gas condensate fields, when this effect is conditioned by the losses of condensate in the stratum, but also in gas fields, by methods connected with desorption processes. At the same time, gas composition is the basis for different process calculations, such as separation, gas transport, gas filtration in porous medium, and others. Thus the determination of characteristic alterations of gas mixture composition in thermodynamically nonequilibrium hydrocarbon systems mass transfer process becomes important. The binary (methane + pentane) and tricomponent (methane + butane + pentane) systems composed of individual gases of high purity have been researched. Then with help of mathematical methods of experimental data processing the moment of the more characteristic changes of the mass transfer process was discovered. Processing of experimental data for tricomponent system by statistical differentiation allowed the discovery of a pressure below of which lightening of the vented gas was observed.

Ramazanova, E.E.; Nurmamedova, Z.A. [Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Baku (Azerbaijan). Geotechnological Research Inst. of Oil, Gas, and Chemistry

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond: A numerical study  

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Abstract The impoverishment of our planet in non-renewable energies has incited researchers to design salinity gradient solar ponds to collect and store solar energy at a lower cost. It is in this context that the present research work lies to focus on the numerical study of the transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond. The problem is tackled using the dimensionless governing equations of NavierStokes, thermal energy and mass transfer, which are solved numerically by finite-volume method to provide the temperature, concentration and velocity fields in transient regime. The pond is filled with salty water of various salinities to form three zones of salty water: Upper Convective Zone (UCZ), Non-Convective Zone (NCZ) and Lower Convective Zone (LCZ). To prevent convective movements induced by the internal heating of salty water due to solar radiation absorption, a salinity gradient is used in the solar pond. Representative results illustrating the influence of internal Rayleigh number on the thermal performance of the pond and the effect of the aspect ratio on the distribution of temperature and velocity fields in the salinity gradient solar pond (SGSP) are discussed. In addition, results for the transient average temperature of UCZ and LCZ are presented and discussed for various parametric conditions.

Ridha Boudhiaf; Mounir Baccar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PAHs and organic matter partitioning and mass transfer from coal tar particles to water  

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The coal tar found in contaminated soils of former manufactured gas plants and coking plants acts as a long-term source of PAHs. Organic carbon and PAH transfer from coal tar particles to water was investigated with closed-looped laboratory column experiments run at various particle sizes and temperatures. Two models were derived. The first one represented the extraction process at equilibrium and was based on a linear partitioning of TOC and PAHs between coal tar and water. The partition coefficient was derived as well as the mass of extractable organic matter in the particles. The second model dealt with mass transfer. Particle diffusion was the limiting step; organic matter diffusivity in the coal tar was then computed in the different conditions. A good consistency was obtained between experimental and computed results. Hence, the modeling of PAH migration in contaminated soils at the field scale requires taking into account coal tar as the source-term for PAH release. 28 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

Karim Benhabib; Marie-Odile Simonnot; Michel Sardin [LSGC - Laboratory of Chemical Engineering Science, Nancy (France)

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of mass transfer of ozone dissolution in bubble plumes with an Euler-Lagrange Method  

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, as a model problem for a water purification system. The effect of bubble diameter and plume structure on mass are widely observed and exploited in engineering applications, with water purification using ozone bubble the mass transfer process of ozone dissolution in a bubble plume inside a rectangular water tank

Huang, Huaxiong

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Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters Final Report to the Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program  

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. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signaturea hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivityover a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Our study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOEs Hanford 300 Area.

Day-Lewis, Frederick; Singha, Kamini; Haggerty, Roy; Johnson, Timothy; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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CCDM model from quantum particle creation: constraints on dark matter mass  

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In this work the results from the quantum process of matter creation have been used in order to constrain the mass of the dark matter particles in an accelerated Cold Dark Matter model (Creation Cold Dark Matter, CCDM). In order to take into account a back reaction effect due to the particle creation phenomenon, it has been assumed a small deviation $\\varepsilon$ for the scale factor in the matter dominated era of the form $t^{\\frac{2}{3}+\\varepsilon}$. Based on recent $H(z)$ data, the best fit values for the mass of dark matter created particles and the $\\varepsilon$ parameter have been found as $m=1.6\\times10^3$ GeV, restricted to a 68.3\\% c.l. interval of ($1.5

J. F. Jesus; S. H. Pereira

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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CONSTRAINTS ON NEUTRON STAR MASS AND RADIUS IN GS 1826-24 FROM SUB-EDDINGTON X-RAY BURSTS  

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We investigate the constraints on neutron star mass and radius in GS 1826-24 from models of light curves and spectral evolution of type I X-ray bursts. This source shows remarkable agreement with theoretical calculations of burst energies, recurrence times, and light curves. We first exploit this agreement to set the overall luminosity scale of the observed bursts. When combined with a measured blackbody normalization, this leads to a distance- and anisotropy-independent measurement of the ratio between the redshift 1 + z and color-correction factor f{sub c}. We find 1 + z = 1.19-1.28 for f{sub c} = 1.4-1.5. We then compare the evolution of the blackbody normalization with flux in the cooling tail of bursts with predictions from spectral models of Suleimanov et al. The observations are well described by the models at luminosities greater than about one-third of the peak luminosity, with deviations emerging at luminosities below that. We show that this comparison leads to distance-independent upper limits on R{sub {infinity}} and neutron star mass of R{sub {infinity}} {approx}< 9.0-13.2 km and M < 1.2-1.7 M{sub Sun }, respectively, for solar abundance of hydrogen at the photosphere and a range of metallicity and surface gravity. The radius limits are low in comparison to previous measurements. This may be indicative of a subsolar hydrogen fraction in the GS 1826-24 photosphere, or of larger color corrections than that predicted by spectral models. Our analysis also gives an upper limit on the distance to GS 1826-24 of d < 4.0-5.5 kpc {xi}{sup -1/2}{sub b}, where {xi}{sub b} is the degree of anisotropy of the burst emission.

Zamfir, Michael; Cumming, Andrew [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada); Galloway, Duncan K., E-mail: mzamfir@physics.mcgill.ca, E-mail: cumming@physics.mcgill.ca, E-mail: Duncan.Galloway@monash.edu [Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA), School of Physics, and School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, VIC 3800 (Australia)

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind mass transfer in S-type symbiotic binaries I. Focusing by the wind compression model  

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Context: Luminosities of hot components in symbiotic binaries require accretion rates that are higher than those that can be achieved via a standard Bondi-Hoyle accretion. This implies that the wind mass transfer in symbiotic binaries has to be more efficient. Aims: We suggest that the accretion rate onto the white dwarfs (WDs) in S-type symbiotic binaries can be enhanced sufficiently by focusing the wind from their slowly rotating normal giants towards the binary orbital plane. Methods: We applied the wind compression model to the stellar wind of slowly rotating red giants in S-type symbiotic binaries. Results: Our analysis reveals that for typical terminal velocities of the giant wind, 20 to 50 km/s, and measured rotational velocities between 6 and 10 km/s, the densities of the compressed wind at a typical distance of the accretor from its donor correspond to the mass-loss rate, which can be a factor of $\\sim$10 higher than for the spherically symmetric wind. This allows the WD to accrete at rates of $10^{-...

Skopal, Augustin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Constraints On the Effects of Age and Metallicity on the Low Mass X-ray Binary Formation Rate  

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We have studied the low mass X-ray binary (LMXB) populations within and outside globular clusters (GC) in NGC 4365 and NGC 3115. Using published age and metallicity constraints from optical and IR observations of their GCs, we do not find any evidence for an increase in the LMXB formation rate in the intermediate age cluster population of NGC 4365, as has been proposed in some scenarios of dynamical LMXB formation in GCs. The old, metal-rich, red population of GCs in NGC 3115 on the other hand is {\\it at least} three times as efficient at creating LMXBs as the old, metal-poor, blue clusters. These data suggest that the higher formation efficiency of LMXBs in the red GC subsystems of many galaxies is largely a consequence of their higher metallicity. A comparison of the densities of field LMXBs in different galaxies does not reveal an obvious correlation with the age of the field stars as predicted by models in which the LMXB formation rate in the field drops monotonically with time after an initial burst. This suggests that either a significant fraction of the field LMXBs are created in GCs and subsequently injected into the field, or the LMXB formation rate has a more complex time evolution pattern.

Arunav Kundu; Thomas J. Maccarone; Stephen E. Zepf; Thomas H. Puzia

2003-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Model for the Study of Mass and Energy Transfers in the Non-Saturated Layer of Soil Located Above a Solar Energy Storage  

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The aim of the project is to study the mass and energy transfers in a non-saturated layer of soil placed above a saturated layer.

J. C. Benet; G. Della-Valle; P. Jouanna

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and Mass Transfer of the New LiBr-Based Working Fluids for Absorption Heat Pump  

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Heat and Mass Transfer of the New LiBr-Based Working Fluids for Absorption Heat Pump ... The electrical heating inside the evaporator was provided to treat the heat of vaporization during vapor generation. ... To provide the proper heat to the strong solution, an electrical heater equipped with a power supply was inserted indirectly in the solution chamber. ...

Sung-Bum Park; Huen Lee

2002-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Are the red halos of galaxies made of low-mass stars? Constraints from subdwarf star counts in the Milky Way halo  

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Surface photometry detections of red and exceedingly faint halos around galaxies have resurrected the old question of whether some non-negligible fraction of the missing baryons of the Universe could be hiding in the form of faint, hydrogen-burning stars. The optical/near-infrared colours of these red halos have proved very difficult to reconcile with any normal type of stellar population, but can in principle be explained by advocating a bottom-heavy stellar initial mass function. This implies a high stellar mass-to-light ratio and hence a substantial baryonic mass locked up in such halos. Here, we explore the constraints imposed by current observations of ordinary stellar halo subdwarfs on a putative red halo of low-mass stars around the Milky Way. Assuming structural parameters similar to those of the red halo recently detected in stacked images of external disk galaxies, we find that a smooth halo component with a bottom-heavy initial mass function is completely ruled out by current star count data for the Milky Way. All viable smooth red halo models with a density slope even remotely similar to that of the stacked halo moreover contain far too little mass to have any bearing on the missing-baryon problem. However, we note that these constraints can be sidestepped if the red halo stars are locked up in star clusters, and discuss potential observations of other nearby galaxies that may be able to put such scenarios to the test.

E. Zackrisson; C. Flynn

2008-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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~) Pergamon Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer. Vol. 39, No. 13, pp. 2653-2662, 1996  

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in the grinding process is presented in this paper. Heat transfer models for the abrasive grain, fluid. Lavine and Jen [4, 5] presented a model to simulate the heat transfer to the workpiece, wheel, and fluid or the convection heat transfer coefficient of the grinding fluid. They assumed that the heat flux into the work

Zhang, Yuwen

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PERGAMON International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 31 "0888# 750761 99068209:87:,*see front matter 0887 Elsevier Science Ltd[ All rights reserved  

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\\ PERGAMON International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 31 "0888# 750Ð761 9906Ð8209:87:,*see Ð 9 Coupled heat and mass transfer of a stagnation point ~ow in a heated porous bed with liquid _lm and Technology\\ Clear Water Bay\\ Kowloon\\ Hong Kong Received 6 November 0886^ in _nal form 13 June 0887 Abstract

Zhao, Tianshou

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Convective heat and mass transfer and evolution of the moisture distribution in combined convection and radio frequency drying  

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In a previous study (Dostie and Navarri, 1994), experiments indicated that a non-uniform moisture distribution could develop in radio frequency drying depending on the applied power and initial conditions, making the design and scale-up of such a dryer a more difficult task. Consequently, a thorough study of the combined convection and RF drying process was undertaken. Experimental results have shown that the values of the heat and mass transfer coefficients decrease with an increase in evaporation rate caused by RF energy. This effect is adequately taken into account by the boundary layer theory. Furthermore, the usual analogy between heat and mass transfer has been verified to apply in RF drying. Experiments have also shown that a different mass transfer resistance on both sides of the product should not result in non-uniform drying. However, it appears that non-uniform drying is dependent upon the initial moisture distribution and the relative intensity of heat transfer by convection and RF. It was shown that the maximum drying rate occurs at a higher average water content and that the total drying time increases with non-uniformity of the initial moisture distribution.

Poulin, A.; Dostie, M.; Kendall, J. [LTEE d`Hydro-Quebec, Shawinigan, Quebec (Canada); Proulx, P. [Univ. de Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS OF CESIUM MASS TRANSFER TESTING FOR NEXT GENERATION SOLVENT WITH HANFORD WASTE SIMULANT AP-101  

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SRNL has performed an Extraction, Scrub, Strip (ESS) test using the next generation solvent and AP-101 Hanford Waste simulant. The results indicate that the next generation solvent (MG solvent) has adequate extraction behavior even in the face of a massive excess of potassium. The stripping results indicate poorer behavior, but this may be due to inadequate method detection limits. SRNL recommends further testing using hot tank waste or spiked simulant to provide for better detection limits. Furthermore, strong consideration should be given to performing an actual waste, or spiked waste demonstration using the 2cm contactor bank. The Savannah River Site currently utilizes a solvent extraction technology to selectively remove cesium from tank waste at the Multi-Component Solvent Extraction unit (MCU). This solvent consists of four components: the extractant - BoBCalixC6, a modifier - Cs-7B, a suppressor - trioctylamine, and a diluent, Isopar L{trademark}. This solvent has been used to successfully decontaminate over 2 million gallons of tank waste. However, recent work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has provided a basis to implement an improved solvent blend. This new solvent blend - referred to as Next Generation Solvent (NGS) - is similar to the current solvent, and also contains four components: the extractant - MAXCalix, a modifier - Cs-7B, a suppressor - LIX-79{trademark} guanidine, and a diluent, Isopar L{trademark}. Testing to date has shown that this 'Next Generation' solvent promises to provide far superior cesium removal efficiencies, and furthermore, is theorized to perform adequately even in waste with high potassium concentrations such that it could be used for processing Hanford wastes. SRNL has performed a cesium mass transfer test in to confirm this behavior, using a simulant designed to simulate Hanford AP-101 waste.

Peters, T.; Washington, A.; Fink, S.

2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Intraparticle heat and mass transfer characteristics of silica-gel/water vapor adsorption  

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Recently, highly efficient energy utilization systems which extensively employ adsorption phenomena such as pressure swing adsorption, heat storage, adsorption heat pump, etc. are being regarded as one of the countermeasures for environmental issues such as green house effect and ozone layer destruction. An Adsorption Heat Pump (AHP) has been investigated as one of the important techniques via which cold heat energy is obtained from waste thermal energy below 373K without using electricity and CFCs. An AHP normally consists of an adsorber and an evaporator/condenser and cold heat energy is generated by latent heat of evaporation during adsorption process. For realizing the AHP technology, it has been pointed out that the development of an adsorber with optimum heat and mass transfer characteristics is essentially important. In this study, experimental studies were carried out which was based on the data of temperature inside the adsorbent particle and adsorptivity profiles at the adsorption/desorption process by volumetric method. To clarify adsorption mechanism relatively large silica-gel particle (7 mm f) was used. Temperature distribution in the particle is determined at the center, at one half radius in the radial direction and at the surface by using very thin (30 mm f) thermocouples. The temperatures at these points simultaneously increase/decrease as soon as the adsorption/desorption started, reached their respective maximum/minimum values and then return to initial temperature. The temperature profiles for the adsorption process show that the temperature at the surface is initially slightly higher than the other two points. All three points reached their respective maximum temperature at the same time with the temperature at the center point the highest and at the surface the lowest. The temperature profiles during the desorptive process are almost exactly the opposite to that of the adsorption process. This shows that the adsorption phenomena can take place not only at the surface but inside the adsorbent particle, implying that intraparticle vapor diffusion has a great influence on adsorptivity.

Yamamoto, Eri; Watanabe, Fujio; Hasatani, Masanobu

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing mass transfer and ethanol production in syngas fermentation of Clostridium carboxidivorans P7 through a monolithic biofilm reactor  

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Abstract Syngas fermentation is a promising process for producing fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. Currently syngas fermentation faces several engineering challenges, with gas-to-liquid mass transfer limitation representing the major bottleneck. The aim of this work is to evaluate the performance of a monolithic biofilm reactor (MBR) as a novel reactor configuration for syngas fermentation. The volumetric mass transfer coefficient (kLa) of the MBR was evaluated in abiotic conditions within a wide range of gas flow rates (i.e., gas velocity in monolithic channels) and liquid flow rates (i.e., liquid velocity in the channels). The kLa values of the MBR were higher than those of a controlled bubble column reactor (BCR) in certain conditions, due to the slug flow pattern in the monolithic channels. A continuous syngas fermentation using Clostridium carboxidivorans P7 was conducted in the MBR system under varying operational conditions, with the variables including syngas flow rate, liquid recirculation between the monolithic column and reservoir, and dilution rate. It was found that the syngas fermentation performance measured by such parameters as syngas utilization efficiency, ethanol concentration and productivity, and ratio of ethanol to acetic acid depended not only on the mass transfer efficiency but also on the biofouling or abrading of the biofilm attached on the monolithic channel wall. At a condition of 300mL/min of syngas flow rate, 500mL/min of liquid flow rate, and 0.48day?1 of dilution rate, the MBR produced much higher syngas (CO/H2) utilization efficiency and much greater metabolite (ethanol/acetic acid) productivity than what was obtained using a traditional bubble column reactor. The study demonstrates the great potential of MBR as a promising reactor configuration for syngas fermentation with high mass transfer efficiency, low energy consumption, and high metabolite productivity.

Yanwen Shen; Robert Brown; Zhiyou Wen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass transfer between eastern Tien Shan and adjacent basins (central Asia): constraints on regional tectonics and topography  

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......southern Tibet: field observations and...Himalayan sediment production 8 Myr ago despite...relationship with oil and gas distribution...known: (1) the cumulative thickness of these...southern Tibet: field observations and...Himalayan sediment production 8 Myr ago despite...relationship with oil and gas distribution......

Franois Mtivier; Yves Gaudemer

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on decreases in Carinae's mass-loss from 3D hydrodynamic simulations of its binary colliding winds  

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......increase in A's mass-loss during periastron...cause such enhanced mass-loss. One would...hypothesized increase in mass-loss around periastron...LOS caused by the wind of A that flows towards...to 0.8arcsec), velocity-resolved forbidden...first detailed spatial maps showing the time evolution......

T. I. Madura; T. R. Gull; A. T. Okazaki; C. M. P. Russell; S. P. Owocki; J. H. Groh; M. F. Corcoran; K. Hamaguchi; M. Teodoro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer of a viscous heat generating fluid with Hall currents  

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A study of natural convection in hydrodynamic flows of a viscous heat generating fluid in the presence of Hall currents and ... out. The governing equations for the magnetohydrodynamic fluid flow and heat transfer

P. C. Ram; S. S. Singh; R. K. Jain

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Quasi Periodic Oscillations in Low Mass X-Ray Binaries and Constraints on the Equation of State of Neutron Star Matter  

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Recently discovered quasi periodic oscillations in the X-ray brightness of low mass X-ray binaries are used to derive constraints on the mass of the neutron star component and the equation of state of neutron star matter. The observations are compared with models of rapidly rotating neutron stars which are calculated by means of an exact numerical method in full relativity. For the equations of state we select a broad collection of models representing different assumptions about the many-body structure and the complexity of the composition of super dense matter. The mass constraints differ from their values in the approximate treatment by \\sim 10%. Under the assumption that the maximum frequency of the quasi periodic oscillations originates from the innermost stable orbit the mass of the neutron star is in the range: $M\\sim 1.92-2.25 M_\\odot$. Especially the quasi periodic oscillation in the Atoll-source 4U 1820-30 is only consistent with equations of state which are rather stiff at high densities which is explainable, so far, only with pure nucleonic/leptonic composition. This interpretation contradicts the hypothesis that the protoneutron star formed in SN 1987A collapsed to a black hole, since this would demand a maximum neutron star mass below $1.6 M_\\odot$. The recently suggested identification of quasi periodic oscillations with frequencies around 10 Hz with the Lense-Thirring precession of the accretion disk is found to be inconsistent with the models studied in this work, unless it is assumed that the first overtone of the precession is observed.

Christoph Schaab; Manfred K. Weigel

1999-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a mathematical model and simulation of mass transfer of solar ethanol distillation in modified brewery tank  

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Abstract The objective of this study was to develop a mathematical model of the mass transfer in a modified brewery tank for producing fuel ethanol. To reduce fossil fuel consumption, 50 flat-plate solar collectors were used as the heat source for the two stages of a distillation process for increasing the ethanol concentration. A 350-L distillation tank with 10%v/v (Stage 1) and a 70-L distillation tank with 40%v/v (Stage 2) were employed in the experiment used to develop the mathematical model of the mass transfer. A difference of approximately 10% was observed between the model predictions and the experimental results of the distillation product of Stage 1, whereas the predicted concentration was approximately 30% higher than that of the experiment, although this was reduced to approximately 5% by homogeneous mixing of the solution. Regarding the distillation process of Stage 2, there was approximately 10% difference between the predicted and experimental products, and approximately 3% difference between the predicted and experimental concentrations. The differences are attributed to errors in the heat transfer rate prediction of the model, which varies directly with the solar radiation values.

J. Jareanjit; P. Siangsukone; K. Wongwailikhit; J. Tiansuwan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer in a viscoelastic fluid flow over an accelerating surface with heat source/sink and viscous dissipation  

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...?In this paper we present a mathematical analysis of heat and mass transfer phenomena in a viscoelastic fluid flow over an accelerating stretching sheet in the presence of heat source/sink, viscous dissipatio...

R. M. Sonth; S. K. Khan; M. S. Abel; K. V. Prasad

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and Mass Transfer in the MHD Flow of a Visco-elastic Fluid in a Rotating Porous Channel with Radiative Heat  

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This paper deals with heat and mass transfer in the magnetohydrodynamic flow of a visco-elastic fluid in a rotating porous channel with radiative heat. The flow phenomenon has been characterized by the fluid para...

M. Jena; M. Goswami; S. Biswal

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modeling of the effect of heat and mass transfer in porous low-temperature heat insulation in composite material structures on the magnitude of stresses which develop  

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The stressed state of multilayer low-temperature heat insulation for a cryogenic fuel tank is considered. ... is taken of heat and mass transfer in foam plastic (the main heat insulation material) occurring at cr...

G. V. Kuznetsov; N. V. Rudzinskaya

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Application of numerical methods in solving problems of interrelated heat and mass transfer and transformation of structure in easily deformable natural systems  

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The article considers processes of heat and mass transfer with transformation of structure in easily deformable natural disperse systems. A numerical method is used to solve such problems. With this method as ...

V. A. Sychevskii

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An investigation of the heat and mass transfer by free convection from humid air to a horizontal metal plate under frosting conditions  

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AN INVESTIOATION OF THE NEAT AND MASS TRANSFER BY FREE CONVECTION FROM HUMID AIR TO A HDRIZOHTAL METAL PLATE UNDER FROSTINO COND1TIONS A Thesis By BOBBY BELL~ JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A%M University in partial... ~ ~ ~. . . 60 - 61 17 Total Heat Transferred, to Plate vs. Time ~ 18 19 20 Thermal Conductivity Coefficient of Frost vso Time. . . . . . . . . . ~ ~ . . ~ ~ Heat Transfer Convective Coefficient vs. Time ~ 0 4 ~ 0 ~ ~ 4 ~ ~ ~ Resistivity of' Air...

Bell, Bobby

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Determination of vaporization efficiencies and overall mass transfer coefficients from a packed absorber at steady state operation  

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typical tower used in gas absorption is shown in Figure l. A gas mixture, referred to as the rich gas is introduced at the bottom of the tower and is contacted counter-currently with the lean oil introduced at the top of the tower. The gas leaving... the towe" is called the lean gas and the liquid leaving the tower is called rich oil. The heavier components in the rich gas are absorbed in part by the lean oil. The driving force for the mass transfer of a component from the vapor phase to the liquid...

McDaniel, Ronald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and mass transfer in rotating fluid with Hall current, II  

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Effects of Hall current on the hydromagnetic free-convection resulting from the combined effects of thermal and mass diffusion of an electrically conducting liquid past an infinite vertical porous plate in a r...

H. L. Agrawal; P. C. Ram; V. Singh

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Effects of heat and mass transfer on the kinetics of CO oxidation...  

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KMC simulation. The gas-phase boundary layer domain is described using the grid-based Crank-Nicolson method. At each time step, the heat and mass fluxes between two...

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Stochastic accretion of planetesimals onto white dwarfs: constraints on the mass distribution of accreted material from atmospheric pollution  

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This paper explores how the stochastic accretion of planetesimals onto white dwarfs would be manifested in observations of their atmospheric pollution. Archival observations of pollution levels for unbiased samples of DA and non-DA white dwarfs are used to derive the distribution of accretion rates, confirming that rates become systematically lower as sinking time is decreased, with no discernable dependence on cooling age. The accretion rates expected from planetesimals that are all the same mass (ie, a mono-mass distribution) are explored both analytically and using a Monte Carlo model, quantifying how measured accretion rates inevitably depend on sinking time, since different sinking times probe different times since the last accretion event. However, that dependence is so dramatic that a mono-mass distribution can be excluded. Consideration of accretion from a broad distribution of planetesimal masses uncovers an important conceptual difference: accretion is continuous (rather than stochastic) for planete...

Wyatt, M C; Pringle, J E; Bonsor, A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-line Analysis of Organic Compounds in Diesel Exhaust Using a Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer (PTR-MS)  

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Chemical ionization mass spectrometry using H3O+ proton transfer in an ion drift tube (PTR-MS) was used to measure volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations on-line in diesel engine exhaust as a function on engine load. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the PTR-MS instrument as an analytical tool for diesel engine emissions abatement research. Measured sensitivities determined from gas standards were found to be between 30% and 100% greater than calculated sensitivities. A slight humidity dependent sensitivity was observed for non-polar species, implying that reactions with H+(H2O)2 were important for some organics. The mass spectra of diesel exhaust were complex but displayed a pattern of strong ion signals at 14n+1 (n=3..8) masses, with a relative ion abundance similar to that obtained from electron impact ionization of alkanes. Laboratory experiments verified that C8-C16 n-alkanes and C8-C13 1-alkenes react with H3O+ in dissociative proton transfer reaction resulting in alkyl cation ion products, primarily m/z 41, 43, 57, 71 and 85. Monitoring the sum of these ions signals may be useful for estimating alkane emissions from unburnt diesel fuel. Alkane fragmentation likely simplified the diesel exhaust mass spectrum and reduced potential mass interferences with isobaric aromatic compounds. It is shown that the relative abundances of VOCs changed as a function of engine load. Concentrations of aldehydes and ketones dominated those of aromatic species with formaldehyde and acetaldehyde estimated to be the most abundant VOCs in the PTR-MS mass spectrum at all engine loads. The relative abundances of benzene and toluene increased with engine load indicating their pyrogenic origin. The relative abundance of alkanes, aromatics, aldehydes, and alcohols was broadly consistent with literature publications of diesel exhaust analysis by gas chromatography. About 75% of the organic ion signal could be assigned. On line analysis of diesel exhaust using this technology may be valuable tool for diesel engine emission research.

Jobson, B Tom T.; Alexander, M. Lizabeth; Maupin, Gary D.; Muntean, George G.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical and numerical analysis of heat and mass transfer in a paper sheet during drying  

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Removal Costs for the Wet End, Presses, and Dryers [9] 3 3 Typical Dryer Section [13] 4 Condensate Behavior in a Dryer [12] 10 5 Resistances to Heat Transfer on a Cylinder Dryer [13] . . . . . . . . . 13 6 Yankee Dryer 7 Ribbed Yankee Dryer [12] 8... from the Modified Han Model at Test Conditions 50 Moisture Profiles Through the Paper Sheet at Cylinders 1, 15, and 28 from the Modi6ed Han Model at Test Conditions. . . . . 51 Saturation Pro6les Through the Paper Sheet at Cylinders 1, 15, and 28...

Bell, Deirdre O'Brien

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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SMOOTH(ER) STELLAR MASS MAPS IN CANDELS: CONSTRAINTS ON THE LONGEVITY OF CLUMPS IN HIGH-REDSHIFT STAR-FORMING GALAXIES  

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We perform a detailed analysis of the resolved colors and stellar populations of a complete sample of 323 star-forming galaxies (SFGs) at 0.5 < z < 1.5 and 326 SFGs at 1.5 < z < 2.5 in the ERS and CANDELS-Deep region of GOODS-South. Galaxies were selected to be more massive than 10{sup 10} M{sub Sun} and have specific star formation rates (SFRs) above 1/t{sub H} . We model the seven-band optical ACS + near-IR WFC3 spectral energy distributions of individual bins of pixels, accounting simultaneously for the galaxy-integrated photometric constraints available over a longer wavelength range. We analyze variations in rest-frame color, stellar surface mass density, age, and extinction as a function of galactocentric radius and local surface brightness/density, and measure structural parameters on luminosity and stellar mass maps. We find evidence for redder colors, older stellar ages, and increased dust extinction in the nuclei of galaxies. Big star-forming clumps seen in star formation tracers are less prominent or even invisible in the inferred stellar mass distributions. Off-center clumps contribute up to {approx}20% to the integrated SFR, but only 7% or less to the integrated mass of all massive SFGs at z {approx} 1 and z {approx} 2, with the fractional contributions being a decreasing function of wavelength used to select the clumps. The stellar mass profiles tend to have smaller sizes and M20 coefficients, and higher concentration and Gini coefficients than the light distribution. Our results are consistent with an inside-out disk growth scenario with brief (100-200 Myr) episodic local enhancements in star formation superposed on the underlying disk. Alternatively, the young ages of off-center clumps may signal inward clump migration, provided this happens efficiently on the order of an orbital timescale.

Wuyts, Stijn; Foerster Schreiber, Natascha M.; Genzel, Reinhard; Lutz, Dieter [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, Giessenbachstr., D-85741 Garching (Germany); Guo Yicheng; Giavalisco, Mauro [Astronomy Department, University of Massachusetts, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Barro, Guillermo; Faber, Sandra M.; Kocevski, Dale D.; Koo, David C.; McGrath, Elizabeth [UCO/Lick Observatory, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Bell, Eric F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Dekel, Avishai [Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel); Ferguson, Henry C.; Grogin, Norman A.; Koekemoer, Anton M.; Lotz, Jennifer [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Hathi, Nimish P. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Huang, Kuang-Han [Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Newman, Jeffrey A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, 3941 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (United States); and others

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Age and mass constraints for a young massive cluster in M31 based on spectral-energy-distribution fitting  

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VDB0-B195D is a massive, blue star cluster in M31. It was observed as part of the Beijing-Arizona-Taiwan-Connecticut (BATC) Multicolor Sky Survey using 15 intermediate-band filters covering a wavelength range of 3000--10,000 \\AA. Based on aperture photometry, we obtain its spectral-energy distribution (SED) as defined by the 15 BATC filters. We apply previously established relations between the BATC intermediate-band and the Johnson-Cousins $UBVRI$ broad-band systems to convert our BATC photometry to the standard system. A detailed comparison shows that our newly derived $VRI$ magnitudes are fully consistent with previous results, while our new $B$ magnitude agrees to within $2\\sigma$. In addition, we determine the cluster's age and mass by comparing its SED (from 3000 to 20,000{\\AA}, comprising photometric data in the 15 BATC intermediate bands, optical broad-band $BVRI$, and 2MASS near-infrared $JHK_{\\rm s}$ data) with theoretical stellar population synthesis models, resulting in age and mass determinations...

Ma, Jun; Wu, Zhenyu; Fan, Zhou; Yang, Yanbin; Zhang, Tianmeng; Wu, Jianghua

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AGE AND MASS CONSTRAINTS FOR A YOUNG MASSIVE CLUSTER IN M31 BASED ON SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION FITTING  

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VDB0-B195D is a massive, blue star cluster in M31. It was observed as part of the Beijing-Arizona-Taiwan-Connecticut (BATC) Multicolor Sky Survey using 15 intermediate-band filters covering a wavelength range of 3000-10000 A. Based on aperture photometry, we obtain its spectral energy distribution (SED) as defined by the 15 BATC filters. We apply previously established relations between the BATC intermediate-band and the Johnson-Cousins UBVRI broadband systems to convert our BATC photometry to the standard system. A detailed comparison shows that our newly derived VRI magnitudes are fully consistent with previous results, while our new B magnitude agrees to within 2{sigma}. In addition, we determine the cluster's age and mass by comparing its SED (from 3000 to 20000 A, comprising photometric data in the 15 BATC intermediate bands, optical broadband BVRI, and Two Micron All Sky Survey near-infrared JHK{sub s} data) with theoretical stellar population synthesis models, resulting in age and mass determinations of 60.0 {+-} 8.0 Myr and (1.1-1.6) x 10{sup 5} M{sub sun}, respectively. This age and mass confirms previous suggestions that VDB0-B195D is a young massive cluster in M31.

Ma Jun; Wang Song; Wu Zhenyu; Fan Zhou; Yang Yanbin; Zhang Tianmeng; Wu Jianghua; Zhou Xu; Jiang Zhaoji; Chen Jiansheng, E-mail: majun@nao.cas.cn [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CLASH-VLT: Constraints on the Dark Matter Equation of State from Accurate Measurements of Galaxy Cluster Mass Profiles  

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A pressureless scenario for the Dark Matter (DM) fluid is a widely adopted hypothesis, despite the absence of a direct observational evidence. According to general relativity, the total mass-energy content of a system shapes the gravitational potential well, but different test particles perceive this potential in different ways depending on their properties. Cluster galaxy velocities, being $\\ll$c, depend solely on the gravitational potential, whereas photon trajectories reflect the contributions from the gravitational potential plus a relativistic-pressure term that depends on the cluster mass. We exploit this phenomenon to constrain the Equation of State (EoS) parameter of the fluid, primarily DM, contained in galaxy clusters. We use the complementary information provided by the kinematic and lensing mass profiles of the galaxy cluster MACS 1206.2-0847 at $z=0.44$, as obtained in an extensive imaging and spectroscopic campaign within the CLASH survey. The unprecedented high quality of our data-set and the p...

Sartoris, Barbara; Rosati, Piero; Borgani, Stefano; Umetsu, Keiichi; Bartelmann, Matthias; Girardi, Marisa; Grillo, Claudio; Lemze, Doron; Zitrin, Adi; Balestra, Italo; Mercurio, Amata; Nonino, Mario; Postman, Marc; Czakon, Nicole; Bradley, Larry; Broadhurst, Tom; Coe, Dan; Medezinski, Elinor; Melchior, Peter; Meneghetti, Massimo; Merten, Julian; Annunziatella, Marianna; Benitez, Narciso; Czoske, Oliver; Donahue, Megan; Ettori, Stefano; Ford, Holland; Fritz, Alexander; Kelson, Dan; Koekemoer, Anton; Kuchner, Ulrike; Lombardi, Marco; Maier, Christian; Mou, Leonidas A; Munari, Emiliano; Presotto, Valentina; Scodeggio, Marco; Seitz, Stella; Tozzi, Paolo; Zheng, Wei; Ziegler, Bodo

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Characterization of the intragranular water regime within subsurface sediments: Pore volume, surface area, and mass transfer limitations  

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Although 'intragranular' pore space within grain aggregates, grain fractures, and mineral 24 surface coatings may contain a relatively small fraction of the total porosity within a porous 25 medium, it often contains a significant fraction of the reactive surface area, and can thus strongly 26 affect the transport of sorbing solutes. In this work, we demonstrate a batch experiment 27 procedure using tritium and bromide as high-resolution diffusive tracers to characterize the 28 intragranular pore space. The method was tested using uranium-contaminated sediments from 29 the vadose and capillary fringe zones beneath the former 300A process ponds at the Hanford site 30 (Washington State, USA). Sediments were contacted with tracers in artificial groundwater, 31 followed by replacement of bulk solution with tracer-free groundwater and monitoring of tracer 32 release. From these data, intragranular pore volumes were calculated and mass transfer rates 33 were quantified using a multirate first-order mass transfer model. Tritium-hydrogen exchange 34 on surface hydroxyls was accounted for by conducting additional tracer experiments on sediment 35 that was vacuum dried after reaction. The complementary ('wet' and 'dry') techniques allowed 36 for the simultaneous determination of intragranular porosity and surface area using tritium. The 37 Hanford 300A samples exhibited intragranular pore volumes of {approx}1% of the solid volume and 38 intragranular surface areas of {approx}20-30% of the total surface area. Comparison with N2 gas 39 adsorption suggests that this pore space includes both 'micropores' (< 2 nm diameter) and 40 'mesopores' (> 2 nm). Intragranular porosity estimates obtained using bromide were 41 significantly smaller, likely due to anion exclusion of Br- from pores with negatively charged 42 surfaces.

Hay, Michael B.; Stoliker, Deborah L.; Davis, James A.; Zachara, John M.

2011-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of industrial drying of natural rubber through analysis of heat and mass transfers  

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An analysis is presented of convective drying of natural rubber in granule form. Exploitation of the mathematical model developed from analysis of internal transfers requires determination of the drying rate and the energy exchange coefficient between the material and the drying air. This was performed using a portable laboratory dryer at the production site, avoiding the problem of changes in the material during transport. Analysis of the drying kinetics of material in thin layers led to modelling the drying rate at the temperatures, rates and relative humidity values encountered in industrial dryers. The energy exchange coefficient was found by measurement of air and granule temperatures. Thick layer trials showed the suitability of the model for simulation of changes in moisture content and temperature of air and granules in a granular environment. The study as a whole led to the development of a computer program for simulating a zone dryer. This software can be used to optimize the management of an industrial natural rubber drying installation.

Naon, B.; Berthomieu, G.; Benet, J.C.; Saix, C. [Univ. Montpellier II (France). Laboratoire de Mecanique et Genie Civil

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Inr J Heat Mass Transfer. Vol. 39. No. 15, pp. 3165-3173, 1996 Copyright 0 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd  

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is described by a temperature transforming model coupled to the heat transfer from the transfer fluid. The heat the heat transfer in thermal energy storage systems when a fluid with a low thermal conductivity is used space around the tube, while the transfer fluid flows within the tube. This type of latent heat storage

Zhang, Yuwen

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The Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chemistry Tracers of Diesel Exhaust Emissions and Measurements of Trace gas and Aerosol properties.  

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The Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chemistry Tracers of Diesel Exhaust exhaust experiment It has previously been difficult to identify the emissions of diesel exhaust until reactive with organic compounds such as alkanes which are present in diesel exhaust emissions. The reaction

Collins, Gary S.

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 85, 061201 (2012) Temperature-difference-driven mass transfer through the vapor from a cold to a warm liquid  

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.1103/PhysRevE.85.061201 PACS number(s): 05.70.Np, 05.70.Ln, 64.70.fm I. INTRODUCTION ConditionsPHYSICAL REVIEW E 85, 061201 (2012) Temperature-difference-driven mass transfer through the vapor. The interfacial jumps allow unexpected transport phenomena, such as the inverted temperature profile [Pao, Phys

Struchtrup, Henning

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

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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...

Medina, M. A.

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The Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFC Focused on Hanfords 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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6th International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion Xi'an, China, 11-15 July 2009  

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6th International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion Xi in pipeline transportation, where it is important to identify and control bottlenecks influence on production be viewed as the hydrodynamic equivalent of the Mach number for gas flows. Simplified hydraulic theories

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

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6th International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion Xi'an, China, 11-15 July 2009  

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6th International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion Xi, hydrogen fuel, obtained from ethanol, is a potentially strong contender as an energy carrier based for more secure and cleaner energy carrier (Barreto, Makihira, and Riahi 2003). Hydrogen can be produced

Khandekar, Sameer

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HIGEE Mass Transfer  

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Conference, Houston, TX, June 17-19, 1986 1 LIQUID FT ... VAPOIl OUTLET VAPOR 4 FEED ~ J LIQUIO OUTUT TICUIlE 1 HI GEE ANATOMY FlO. 2 !:.f.b)O'5 G\\I'L SHERWOOD CORRELATION 382 ESL-IE-86-06-60 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial... Conference, Houston, TX, June 17-19, 1986 1 LIQUID FT ... VAPOIl OUTLET VAPOR 4 FEED ~ J LIQUIO OUTUT TICUIlE 1 HI GEE ANATOMY FlO. 2 !:.f.b)O'5 G\\I'L SHERWOOD CORRELATION 382 ESL-IE-86-06-60 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial...

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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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Modeling the Mass Transfer of Hydrophobic Organic Pollutants in Briefly and Continuously Mixed Sediment after Amendment with Activated Carbon  

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Sarah E. Hale and David Werner * ... PAHs were quantified by gas chromatography mass spectrometry and details of these methods can be found in SI pages S3 and S7, respectively. ...

Sarah E. Hale; David Werner

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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2-D Modeling of thermo-kinetics coupled with heat and mass transfer in the reduction zone of a fixed bed downdraft biomass gasifier  

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Abstract A two dimensional modeling is developed in the reduction zone of a fixed bed downdraft biomass gasifier based on mass, energy and momentum conservation equations written for the solid and fluid phases and coupled with chemical kinetics. Kinetics parameters are derived from previous works and an effectiveness factor was used in the reaction rate correlation to quantify the mass transfer resistance in the bed. The obtained numerical results are compared with experimental and numerical data from literature and a reasonable agreement is observed. Fields of temperature, gaseous concentrations are investigated for the two-dimensional domain. Results show that the solid and fluid inlet temperatures to the reduction zone and the reactivity of the bio-char including the effectiveness factor are the main variables affecting the conversion of char to syngas in the gasification zone of the fixed bed reactor.

Mohamed Ali Masmoudi; Melik Sahraoui; Najla Grioui; Kamel Halouani

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Measurements of wall heat (mass) transfer for flow through blockages with round and square holes in a wide rectangular channel  

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COMMANDS . . APPENDIX C: UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS . APPENDIX D: RAW DATA & RESULTS . . 71 . . . . 74 77 VITA. 134 vu1 LIST OF FIGURES Page Figurc 1 Internal and external cooling concepts used in modem gas turbine airfoils (Han et al. ). Figure 2... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 xt NOMENCLATURE A, flow cross-sectional area of test channel, m 2 surface area, m 2 D?hydraulic diameter of test channel, m friction factor f, reference friction factor for fully developed turbulent flow in smooth channel heat transfer...

Cervantes, Joel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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ON MASS CONSTRAINTS IMPLIED BY THE RELATIVISTIC PRECESSION MODEL OF TWIN-PEAK QUASI-PERIODIC OSCILLATIONS IN CIRCINUS X-1  

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Boutloukos et al. discovered twin-peak quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) in 11 observations of the peculiar Z-source Circinus X-1. Among several other conjunctions the authors briefly discussed the related estimate of the compact object mass following from the geodesic relativistic precession model for kHz QPOs. Neglecting the neutron star rotation they reported the inferred mass M{sub 0} = 2.2 {+-} 0.3 M{sub sun}. We present a more detailed analysis of the estimate which involves the frame-dragging effects associated with rotating spacetimes. For a free mass we find acceptable fits of the model to data for (any) small dimensionless compact object angular momentum j = cJ/GM {sup 2}. Moreover, quality of the fit tends to increase very gently with rising j. Good fits are reached when M {approx} M{sub 0}[1 + 0.55(j + j {sup 2})]. It is therefore impossible to estimate the mass without independent knowledge of the angular momentum and vice versa. Considering j up to 0.3 the range of the feasible values of mass extends up to 3 M{sub sun}. We suggest that similar increase of estimated mass due to rotational effects can be relevant for several other sources.

Toeroek, Gabriel; Bakala, Pavel; Sramkova, Eva; StuchlIk, Zdenek; Urbanec, Martin, E-mail: terek@volny.c, E-mail: pavel.bakala@fpf.slu.c, E-mail: sram_eva@centrum.c, E-mail: zdenek.stuchlik@fpf.slu.c, E-mail: martin.urbanec@fpf.slu.c [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava Bezrucovo nam. 13, CZ-746 01 Opava (Czech Republic)

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

127

Heat Transfer Guest Editorial  

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Journal of Heat Transfer Guest Editorial We are indeed delighted in bringing out this special issue was showcased in diverse areas such as traditional heat and mass transfer, lab-on-chip, sensors, biomedical applica- tions, micromixers, fuel cells, and microdevices. Selected papers in the field of heat transfer

Kandlikar, Satish

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

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), Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and related fluid-thermal-energy sciences; with emphases on physical LECTURE Uniqueness and Universality of Heat Transfer: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Heat Transfer Processes - The Quest and Nature of Energy, Heat and Entropy Professor Milivoje M. Kostic

Kostic, Milivoje M.

129

Primordial black hole minimum mass  

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In this paper we revisit thermodynamic constraints on primordial black hole (PBH) formation in the early universe. Under the assumption that PBH mass is equal to the cosmological horizon mass, one can use the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics to put a lower limit on the PBH mass. In models of PBH formation, however, PBHs are created at some fraction of the horizon mass. We show that this thermodynamic constraint still holds for subhorizon PBH formation.

Chisholm, James R. [Institute for Fundamental Theory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-8440 (United States)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

130

Experimental and numerical investigation of turbulent flow and heat (mass) transfer in a two-pass trapezoidal channel with turbulence promoters  

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of three-dimensional flow and heat transfer also were performed for the trapezoidal channel with and without 90 ribs tested by Lee et al. (2007). Reynolds stress turbulence model (RSM) in the FLUENT CFD code was used to calculate the heat transfer...

Oh, Sung Hyuk

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

131

Proceedings of the 21st National and 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer conference, December 27-30, 2011, IIT Madras, India.  

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visualized. The local heat transfer coefficient in the evaporator zone as well as the overall thermal. Appreciable difference has not been observed in the two cases, maximum heat transfer coefficient being ~ 4600/filling valve (M/s Upchurch Scientific® ). A pressure transducer (Swagelok® , PTI-S-AC5-12AS) is plugged

Khandekar, Sameer

132

Heat transfer dynamics  

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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

133

The mass  

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The mass of the charged Higgs boson at the 1-loop level is investigated, assuming the CP symmetry to be violated explicitly in the Higgs sector of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). It is found that there is a parameter region of the MSSM where the presence of explicit CP violation in the Higgs sector yields negative radiative corrections to the charged Higgs boson mass. Thus, the charged Higgs boson in the MSSM may have as low a mass as 60GeV at the 1-loop level, if the CP symmetry is violated. This lower bound may be improved by the Higgs search at LEP2, which imposes experimental constraints on the charged Higgs mass, as well as on the masses of the neutral Higgs bosons. Hence, LEP2 can constrain experimentally the charged Higgs mass to be not smaller than 109GeV under our assumption. In addition, it sets 75GeV as the lower bound on the mass of the lightest neutral Higgs boson, and 84GeV for that of the next-to-lightest neutral Higgs boson.

Seung Woo Ham; Sun Kun Oh; Eun Jong Yoo; Hyun Kyu Lee

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ht. 1. Han Mass 7h&r. Vol. 13, pp. 13494357. Pergamon Pra 1970. PhIed in Great Britain RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN A CONSERVATIVE  

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involving radiative transport and wall temperature slip in a finite, absorbing, emitting gray medium, equation of transfer then equation (4) reduces to the simpler form where Z(z,Zl)is the radiation intensity, Zlis the In their work on radiative transport and wall direction cosine (as measured from the positive

Siewert, Charles E.

135

Technology Transfer  

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Technology Transfer Since 1974, the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer has recognized scientists and engineers at federal government...

136

studies CP2001 Constraints  

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CP'01 Part III ­ Case studies CP2001 Tutorial ­ Cyprus November 2001 ­ Case studies -- p.1/20 #12; CP'01 Problems and Soft Constraints Typical real problems include: Hard constraints (physical approach: ad­hoc heuristic (but often efficient) handling. CP2001 Tutorial ­ Cyprus November 2001 ­ Case

Rossi, Francesca

137

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

138

Performance, Market and Manufacturing Constraints relevant to the Industrialization of Thermoelectric Devices  

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Market pricing of thermoelectric raw materials and processing, cost of manufacture of devices and systems constraints on the viability of a mass market thermoelectric product are discussed

139

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

140

Cosmological Constraints on Strongly Coupled Moduli from Cosmic Strings  

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Cosmological constraints on moduli, whose coupling to matter is stronger than Planck mass suppressed coupling, are derived. In particular, moduli are considered to be produced by oscillating loops of cosmic strings and constraints are obtained from their effects on big bang nucleosynthesis and their contribution to diffuse gamma ray background and dark matter. Large volume and warped Type-IIB flux compactifications are taken as examples where strongly coupled moduli are present. Finally, the constraints on cosmic string tension, modulus mass and modulus coupling constant are obtained and it is shown that the constraints are relaxed significantly when the coupling constant is large enough. In addition, the effects of thermal production of moduli are considered and the corresponding constraints are derived.

Eray Sabancilar

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Constraint and Restoring Force  

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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

142

Internal Heat Transfer Coefficient Determination in a Packed Bed From the Transient Response Due to Solid Phase Induction Heating  

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equations governing fluid flow and heat transfer in porousParticle-to-Fluid Heat and Mass Transfer in Packed Beds,Systems, Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and

Geb, David; Zhou, Feng; Catton, Ivan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Transformation techniques for OCL constraints  

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Constraints play a key role in the definition of conceptual schemas. In the UML, constraints are usually specified by means of invariants written in the OCL. However, due to the high expressiveness of the OCL, the designer has different syntactic alternatives ... Keywords: Integrity constraints, OCL, Transformation

J. Cabot; E. Teniente

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Model-driven constraint programming  

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Constraint programming can definitely be seen as a model-driven paradigm. The users write programs for modeling problems. These programs are mapped to executable models to calculate the solutions. This paper focuses on efficient model management (definition ... Keywords: constraint modeling languages, constraint programming, metamodeling, model transformation

Raphal Chenouard; Laurent Granvilliers; Ricardo Soto

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced heat transfer Sample Search Results  

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Performance Evaluations Alternate... and Diagnostic Center (EADC) Ground Coupled Heat Pumps Heat and Mass Transfer in Attic Systems Industrial... and Heat Transfer...

146

An optimal filtering algorithm for table constraints  

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Filtering algorithms for table constraints are constraint-based, which means that the propagation queue only contains information on the constraints that must be reconsidered. This paper proposes four efficient value-based algorithms for table constraints, ...

Jean-Baptiste Mairy; Pascal Van Hentenryck; Yves Deville

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Probing the mass loss history of carbon stars using CO line and dust continuum emission  

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An extensive modelling of CO line emission from the circumstellar envelopes around a number of carbon stars is performed. By combining radio observations and infrared observations obtained by ISO the circumstellar envelope characteristics are probed over a large radial range. In the radiative transfer analysis the observational data are consistently reproduced assuming a spherically symmetric and smooth wind expanding at a constant velocity. The combined data set gives better determined envelope parameters, and puts constraints on the mass loss history of these carbon stars. The importance of dust in the excitation of CO is addressed using a radiative transfer analysis of the observed continuum emission, and it is found to have only minor effects on the derived line intensities. The analysis of the dust emission also puts further constraints on the mass loss rate history. The stars presented here are not likely to have experienced any drastic long-term mass loss rate modulations, at least less than a factor of about 5, over the past thousands of years. Only three, out of nine, carbon stars were observed long enough by ISO to allow a detection of CO far-infrared rotational lines.

F. L. Schoeier; N. Ryde; H. Olofsson

2002-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

148

Spring 2014 Heat Transfer -2  

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Spring 2014 Heat Transfer - 2 A thin electronic chip is in the shape of a square wafer, b = 1 cm surface of the chip with a heat transfer coefficient of h = 100 W/m2 -K. Assume the chip has a uniform per side with a mass of m = 0.3 grams and specific heat of C = 103 J/kg-K. The chip is mounted

Virginia Tech

149

Mass Transfer of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons from  

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of the individual components of four synthetic dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) mixtures into the aqueous hydrocarbons (PAHs), were designed to serve as models for coal tars and creosotes. The reactor employed (PAHs) are often present in the environment as components of such dense non- aqueous phase liquids

Peters, Catherine A.

150

ME 339 Heat Transfer ABET EC2000 syllabus  

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ME 339­ Heat Transfer Page 1 ABET EC2000 syllabus ME 339 ­ Heat Transfer Spring 2010 Required convection; radiation; introduction to phase change heat transfer and to heat exchangers. Prerequisite(s): ME, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th ed., Wiley Other Required Material: NA Course Objectives

Ben-Yakar, Adela

151

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

152

Hydrodynamics, heat transfer and flow boiling instabilities in microchannels  

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Boiling in microchannels is a very efficient mode of heat transfer with high heat and mass transfer coefficients achieved. Less pumping power is required for two-phase flows than for single-phase liquid flows to achieve ...

Barber, Jacqueline Claire

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Analytically expressed constraint on two Majorana phases in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We assume that neutrinoless double beta decay is caused by the exchange of three light Majorana neutrinos. Under this assumption, we obtain, by the method of perturbation, the equation representing the isocontour of effective Majorana mass which is the function of two CP-violating Majorana phases. The equation representing the isocontour (constraint equation between two Majorana phases) is expressed analytically by six parameters: two lepton mixing angles, two kinds of neutrino mass squared differences, lightest neutrino mass scale, and the effective Majorana mass. We discuss how the constraint equation between two Majorana phases changes when the lightest neutrino mass scale is varied.

Maedan, Shinji

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

AndreiG.Fedorov Title: George W. Woodruff Professorship in Heat Transfer, Combustion and  

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AndreiG.Fedorov Title: George W. Woodruff Professorship in Heat Transfer, Combustion and Energy Research Areas of Interest Heat Transfer, combustion, and energy systems Bioengineering, lab ionization and imaging for bioanalytical mass spectrometry Thermal radiation heat transfer Thermal

Garmestani, Hamid

155

Sensitivity of galaxy cluster dark energy constraints to halo modeling uncertainties  

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We perform a sensitivity study of dark energy (DE) constraints from galaxy cluster surveys to uncertainties in the halo mass function, bias, and the mass-observable relation. For a set of idealized surveys, we evaluate cosmological constraints as priors on 16 nuisance parameters in the halo modeling are varied. We find that surveys with a higher mass limit are more sensitive to mass-observable uncertainties while surveys with low mass limits that probe more of the mass-function shape and evolution are more sensitive to mass-function errors. We examine the correlations among nuisance and cosmological parameters. Mass-function parameters are strongly positively (negatively) correlated with ?DE (w). For the mass-observable parameters, ?DE is most sensitive to the normalization and its redshift evolution while w is more sensitive to redshift evolution in the variance. While survey performance is limited mainly by mass-observable uncertainties, the current level of mass-function error is responsible for up to a factor of 2 degradation in ideal cosmological constraints. For surveys that probe to low masses (1013.5h-1M?), even percent-level constraints on model nuisance parameters result in a degradation of ?2 (2) on ?DE (w) relative to perfect knowledge.

Carlos E. Cunha and August E. Evrard

2010-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

156

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.

157

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

158

LSPE Interim Stowage Thermal Constraints  

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-arm and thermal battery timers require operating temperatures at or above +40°F for reliable starting when·, ' LSPE Interim Stowage Thermal Constraints· Nl,;. ATM1080 PAGE 1 OF 13 DATE 15 December l97l constraints required for thermal integrity are defined. Prepared by:.:Z4·:..=..-~31!::..--.::..·~-:·::....-c

Rathbun, Julie A.

159

NETL: Tech Transfer  

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Licensing & Technology Transfer Available Technologies Partnerships and Licensing Success Stories Contact Us Technology transfer is the process of transferring new technologies...

160

Astrophysical constraints on millicharged atomic dark matter  

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Some models of inelastic dark matter posit the existence of bound states under some new $U(1)'$ gauge symmetry. If this new dark photon kinetically mixes with the standard model photon, then the constituent particles in these bound states can acquire a fractional electric charge. This electric charge renders a dark-matter medium dispersive. We compute this frequency-dependent index of refraction for such a medium and use the frequency-dependent arrival time of light from astrophysical sources to constrain the properties of dark atoms in the medium. Using optical-wavelength observations from the Crab Pulsar, we find the electric millicharge of dark (electrons) protons to be smaller than the electric charge $e$ for dark atom masses below 100 keV, assuming a dark fine structure constant $\\boldsymbol{\\alpha}=1$. We estimate that future broadband observations of gamma-ray bursts can produce constraints on the millicharge of dark atoms with masses in the keV range that are competitive with existing collider constraints.

Audrey K. Kvam; David C. Latimer

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerating the transfer in Technology Transfer  

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Accelerating the transfer in Technology Transfer Community Connections: Your link to news and opportunities from Los Alamos National Laboratory Latest Issue: Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015...

162

Neutron stars in f(R) gravity with perturbative constraints  

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We study the structure of neutron stars in f(R) gravity theories with perturbative constraints. We derive the modified Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov equations and solve them for a polytropic equation of state. We investigate the resulting modifications to the masses and radii of neutron stars and show that observations of surface phenomena alone cannot break the degeneracy between altering the theory of gravity versus choosing a different equation of state of neutron-star matter. On the other hand, observations of neutron-star cooling, which depends on the density of matter at the stellar interior, can place significant constraints on the parameters of the theory.

Cooney, Alan; DeDeo, Simon; Psaltis, Dimitrios [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (United States); Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

163

Cooperative Exploration under Communication Constraints  

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process has not been fully characterized. Existing exploration algorithms do not realistically modelCooperative Exploration under Communication Constraints by Emily M. Craparo Submitted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Darmofal Chairman, Department Committee on Graduate Students #12;2 #12;Cooperative Exploration

How, Jonathan P.

164

Geometric constraint solving: The witness configuration method  

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Geometric constraint solving is a key issue in CAD, CAM and PLM. The systems of geometric constraints are today studied and decomposed with graph-based methods, before their numerical resolution. However, graph-based methods can detect only the simplest ... Keywords: Constraints dependences, Decomposition and solving, Geometric constraints, Rigidity theory, The numerical probabilistic method

Dominique Michelucci; Sebti Foufou

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

CMB constraints on light dark matter candidates  

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Unveiling the nature of cosmic dark matter is an urgent issue in cosmology. Here we make use of a strategy based on the search for the imprints left on the CMB temperature and polarization spectra by the energy deposition due to annihilations of the most promising dark matter candidate, a stable WIMP of mass 1-20 GeV. A major improvement with respect to previous similar studies is a detailed treatment of the annihilation cascade and its energy deposition in the cosmic gas. This is vital as this quantity is degenerate with the annihilation cross-section . The strongest constraints are obtained from Monte Carlo Markov Chains analysis of the combined WMAP7 and SPT datasets up to lmax = 3100. If annihilation occurs via the e+e- channel, a light WIMP can be excluded at 2-{\\sigma} c.l. as a viable DM candidate in the above mass range. However, if annihilation occurs via {\\mu}+{\\mu}- or {\\tau}+{\\tau}- channels instead we find that WIMPs with mass > 5 GeV might represent a viable cosmological DM candidate. We compare...

Evoli, Carmelo; Ferrara, Andrea

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

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...

167

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

168

Observational constraints on growth of massive black holes  

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We study the observational constraints on the growth of massive black holes (BHs) in galactic nuclei. We use the velocity dispersions of early-type galaxies obtained by the SDSS and the relation between BH mass and velocity dispersion to estimate the local BH mass density to be 2.5x10^5 Msun/Mpc^3. We also use the QSO luminosity function from the 2dF Redshift Survey to estimate the BH mass density accreted during optically bright QSO phases. The local BH mass density is consistent with the density accreted during optically bright QSO phases if QSOs have an efficiency 0.1. By studying the continuity equation for the BH mass distribution, including the effect of BH mergers, we find relations between the local BH mass function and the QSO luminosity function. If the BH mass is assumed to be conserved during BH mergers, comparison of the predicted relations with the observations suggests that luminous QSOs (L_{bol}>10^{46} erg/s) have a high efficiency (e.g. 0.2), and the growth of high-mass BHs (>10^8 Msun) comes mainly from accretion during optically bright QSO phases, or that luminous QSOs have a super-Eddington luminosity. If luminous QSOs are not accreting with super-Eddington luminosities and the growth of low-mass BHs also occurs mainly during optically bright QSO phases, less luminous QSOs must accrete with a low efficiency 0.1.

Qingjuan Yu; Scott Tremaine

2002-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

169

Evaluation of the acoustic and aerodynamic constraints of a pneumotachograph for speech and voice studies  

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Evaluation of the acoustic and aerodynamic constraints of a pneumotachograph for speech and voice from its transfer function. 1. INTRODUCTION The measurement of the aerodynamic parameters for the study. The object of this study is to evaluate and correct the acoustic and aerodynamic distortions generated

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

170

UPDATING CONSTRAINT PRECONDITIONERS FOR KKT ...  

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Nov 29, 2013 ... slack variables, used to transform the inequality constraints A1x ? b1 and x ? u ...... processor, with clock frequency of 2.67 GHz, 12 GB of RAM and 8 MB of cache .... drive the design of effective low-rank correction strategies.

2013-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

171

Structured Communications with Concurrent Constraints  

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a particular care in the defi- nition of typing rules to assure the bilinearity condition in presence constraints, name pass- ing and sessions. In this way we get enough expressivity to represent both quality is a type assignment system whose main novelty is the assurance of channel bilinearity in presence

Torino, Università di

172

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

173

HEAT TRANSFER ON A HYPERSONIC SPHERE WITH DIFFUSE RAREFIED-GAS INJECTION  

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HEAT TRANSFER ON A HYPERSONIC SPHERE WITH DIFFUSE RAREFIED-GAS INJECTION Vladimir V. Riabov* Rivier numbers Re0,R.3-7 Mass injection can be considered as an effective way of the reduction of heat transfer in the case of small Reynolds numbers. Moss12 found that mass injection dramatically reduces heat transfer

Riabov, Vladimir V.

174

Heat transfer research on supercritical water flow upward in tube  

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The experimental research of heat transfer on supercritical water has been carried out on the supercritical water multipurpose test loop with a 7.6 mm upright tube. The experimental data of heat transfer is obtained. The experimental results of thermal-hydraulic parameters on flow and heat transfer of supercritical water show that: Heat transfer enhancement occurs when the fluid temperature reaches pseudo-critical point with low mass flow velocity, and peters out when the mass flow velocity increases. The heat transfer coefficient and Nusselt number decrease with the heat flux or system pressure increases, and increase with the increasing of mass flow velocity. The wall temperature increases when the mass flow velocity decreases or the system pressure increases. (authors)

Li, H. B.; Yang, J. [China Nuclear Power Technology Research Inst., Shenzhen, Guangdong (China); Gu, H. Y.; Zhao, M. [Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai (China); Lu, D. H.; Zhang, J. M.; Wang, F.; Zhang, Y. [China Nuclear Power Technology Research Inst., Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Astrophysical constraints on millicharged atomic dark matter  

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Some models of inelastic dark matter posit the existence of bound states under some new $U(1)'$ gauge symmetry. If this new dark photon kinetically mixes with the standard model photon, then the constituent particles in these bound states can acquire a fractional electric charge. This electric charge renders a dark-matter medium dispersive. We compute this frequency-dependent index of refraction for such a medium and use the frequency-dependent arrival time of light from astrophysical sources to constrain the properties of dark atoms in the medium. Using optical-wavelength observations from the Crab Pulsar, we find the electric millicharge of dark (electrons) protons to be smaller than the electric charge $e$ for dark atom masses below 100 keV, assuming a dark fine structure constant $\\boldsymbol{\\alpha}=1$. We estimate that future broadband observations of gamma-ray bursts can produce constraints on the millicharge of dark atoms with masses in the keV range that are competitive with existing collider constra...

Kvam, Audrey K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer  

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Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer Fiscal Year 2008 Prepared by: National Institute to submit this fiscal year 2008 Technology Transfer Summary Report to the President and the Congress transfer authorities established by the Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000 (P.L. 106

Perkins, Richard A.

177

Generating propagators for finite set constraints  

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Ideally, programming propagators as implementations of constraints should be an entirely declarative specification process for a large class of constraints: a high-level declarative specification is automatically translated into an efficient propagator. ...

Guido Tack; Christian Schulte; Gert Smolka

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Relational Consistency by Constraint Filtering Shant Karakashian,  

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on every set of k constraints of a finite Constraint Sat- isfaction Problem (CSP). This algorithm operates to every combi- nation of m constraints in a CSP, and the more relaxed property of relational (i, m network, where n is the number of variables in the CSP, thus changing its topology. Another research

Farritor, Shane

179

Turtle: A Constraint Imperative Programming Language  

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Turtle: A Constraint Imperative Programming Language Martin Grabm¨uller and Petra Hofstedt of the programming language Turtle, which inte- grates declarative constraints and imperative language elements describes the design of the higher-order constraint imperative pro- gramming language Turtle1 . Even though

Hofstedt, Petra

180

Direct Detection Constraints on Dark Photon Dark Matter  

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Dark matter detectors built primarily to probe elastic scattering of WIMPs on nuclei are also precise probes of light, weakly coupled particles that may be absorbed by the detector material. In this paper, we derive constraints on the minimal model of dark matter comprised of long-lived vector states V (dark photons) in the 0.01-100 keV mass range. The absence of an ionization signal in direct detection experiments such as XENON10 and XENON100 places a very strong constraint on the dark photon mixing angle, down to $O(10^{-15})$, assuming that dark photons comprise the dominant fraction of dark matter. This sensitivity to dark photon dark matter exceeds the indirect bounds derived from stellar energy loss considerations over a significant fraction of the available mass range. We also revisit indirect constraints from $V\\to 3\\gamma$ decay and show that limits from modifications to the cosmological ionization history are comparable to the updated limits from the diffuse gamma-ray flux.

Haipeng An; Maxim Pospelov; Josef Pradler; Adam Ritz

2014-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Comment on Influence of convective boundary condition on double diffusive mixed convection from a permeable vertical surface, by P.M. Patil, E. Momoniat, S. Roy, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 70 (2014) 313-321  

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In the above paper the authors treat the boundary layer flow along a stationary, vertical, permeable, flat plate within a vertical free stream. Fluid is sucked or injected through the vertical plate. The fluid species concentration at the plate is constant and different from that of the ambient fluid. It is also assumed that the plate is heated by convection from another fluid with constant temperature with a constant heat transfer coefficient. The temperature and species concentration difference between the plate and the ambient fluid creates buoyancy forces and the flow is characterized as mixed convection. The partial differential equations of the boundary layer flow (Eqs. 1-4 in their paper) are transformed and subsequently are solved numerically using an implicit finite difference scheme in combination with a quasi-linearization technique. The quasi-linearization technique is a Newton-Raphson method. The results are presented in 12 figures.

Pantokratoras, Asterios

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Constraints on dark forces from the B factories and low-energy experiments  

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The idea that dark-matter interactions with Standard-Model particles may be mediated by new bosons with masses in the MeV-to-GeV range took off several years ago. Constraints on such models were soon calculated based on older measurements. Subsequently, active collaborations conducted dedicated searches for these bosons, and new experiments were planned to improve the search sensitivity. In this note I briefly cover the basic models that predict dark vectors and scalars in this mass range, review the constraints from electron-positron colliders, fixed-target experiments, and hadron colliders, and comment on the sensitivities of future experiments.

Soffer, Abner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Constraints on dark forces from the B factories and low-energy experiments  

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The idea that dark-matter interactions with Standard-Model particles may be mediated by new bosons with masses in the MeV-to-GeV range took off several years ago. Constraints on such models were soon calculated based on older measurements. Subsequently, active collaborations conducted dedicated searches for these bosons, and new experiments were planned to improve the search sensitivity. In this note I briefly cover the basic models that predict dark vectors and scalars in this mass range, review the constraints from electron-positron colliders, fixed-target experiments, and hadron colliders, and comment on the sensitivities of future experiments.

Abner Soffer

2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

184

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

185

Lorentz violation at high energy: concepts, phenomena and astrophysical constraints  

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We consider here the possibility of quantum gravity induced violation of Lorentz symmetry (LV). Even if suppressed by the inverse Planck mass such LV can be tested by current experiments and astrophysical observations. We review the effective field theory approach to describing LV, the issue of naturalness, and many phenomena characteristic of LV. We discuss some of the current observational bounds on LV, focusing mostly on those from high energy astrophysics in the QED sector at order E/M_Planck. In this context we present a number of new results which include the explicit computation of rates of the most relevant LV processes, the derivation of a new photon decay constraint, and modification of previous constraints taking proper account of the helicity dependence of the LV parameters implied by effective field theory.

Ted Jacobson; Stefano Liberati; David Mattingly

2005-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

186

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

187

Inverse Energy Transfer  

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which is unstable. It saturates by transfer to a separate, damped eigenmode (i.e., a subcritical spectrum of damped waves). Inverse energy transfer is carried by three-wave...

188

HEAT TRANSFER FLUIDS  

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The choice of heat transfer fluids has significant effects on the performance, cost, and reliability of solar thermal systems. In this chapter, we evaluate existing heat transfer fluids such as oils and molten salts based ...

Lenert, Andrej

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Phase-Transfer Catalysts  

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In previous chapters we learned that a phase-transfer catalyst must have two particular chemical functions to be successful, that is, it must rapidly transfer one of the reactant species into the normal phase ...

Charles M. Starks; Charles L. Liotta; Marc E. Halpern

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

INL Technology Transfer  

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Technology Transfer Through collaboration with industry partners, INL's Technology Deployment office makes available to American agencies and international organizations unique...

191

ENHANCING THE TRANSFER STUDENT  

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Efforts #12;Who Are Ohio State Transfer Students? #12;TRANSFER PROFILE DatafromSU12,AU12,SP13 3 as NFYS: 576 Average Transfer Hours of Enrolled Student: 52.2 Living on Campus: 470 Total # Sending Expectations (time management skills, balancing a more rigorous course load, study skills) 13.24% Majors (how

192

Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer  

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Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer Fiscal Year 2007 Prepared by: National Institute to present to the President and the Congress this Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer Report summarizing the achievements of Federal technology transfer and partnering programs of the Federal research and development

Perkins, Richard A.

193

Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer  

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Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer Fiscal Year 2009 Prepared by: National Institute to submit this fiscal year 2009 Technology Transfer Summary Report to the President and the Congress in accordance with 15 USC Sec 3710(g)(2) for an annual summary on the implementation of technology transfer

Perkins, Richard A.

194

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

195

Wireless Transfer of Electricity in Outer Space  

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Author offers conclusions from his research of a revolutionary new idea - transferring electric energy in the hard vacuum of outer space wirelessly, using a plasma power cord as an electric cable (wire). He shows that a certain minimal electric currency creates a compressed force that supports the plasma cable in the compacted form. A large energy can be transferred hundreds of millions of kilometers by this method. The required mass of the plasma cable is only hundreds of grams. He computed the macroprojects: transference of hundreds kilowatts of energy to Earth's Space Station, transferring energy to the Moon or back, transferring energy to a spaceship at distance 100 million of kilometers, the transfer energy to Mars when one is located at opposed side of the distant Sun, transfer colossal energy from one of Earth's continents to another continent (for example, between Europe-USA) wirelessly-using Earth's ionosphere as cable, using Earth as gigantic storage of electric energy, using the plasma ring as huge...

Bolonkin, A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Wireless Transfer of Electricity in Outer Space  

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Author offers conclusions from his research of a revolutionary new idea - transferring electric energy in the hard vacuum of outer space wirelessly, using a plasma power cord as an electric cable (wire). He shows that a certain minimal electric currency creates a compressed force that supports the plasma cable in the compacted form. A large energy can be transferred hundreds of millions of kilometers by this method. The required mass of the plasma cable is only hundreds of grams. He computed the macroprojects: transference of hundreds kilowatts of energy to Earth Space Station, transferring energy to the Moon or back, transferring energy to a spaceship at distance 100 million of kilometers, the transfer energy to Mars when one is located at opposed side of the distant Sun, transfer colossal energy from one of Earth's continents to another continent (for example, between Europe-USA) wirelessly-using Earth ionosphere as cable, using Earth as gigantic storage of electric energy, using the plasma ring as huge MagSail for moving of spaceships. He also demonstrates that electric currency in a plasma cord can accelerate or brake spacecraft and space apparatus.

Alexander Bolonkin

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

197

Sparse optimization with least-squares constraints  

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Feb 9, 2010 ... Sparse optimization with least-squares constraints. Ewout van den Berg(ewout78 ***at*** cs.ubc.ca) Michael P. Friedlander(mpf ***at***...

Ewout van den Berg

2010-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

198

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...

199

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. 6 figures.

Townsend, H.E.; Barbanti, G.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

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

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201

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, which applies 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 {approx}1 to {approx}10{sup 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.

Mack, Gregory D. [Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Beacom, John F. [Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Bertone, Gianfranco [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR 7095-CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 98bis boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris (France)

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

202

Minimum variance beamforming with soft response constraints  

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Soft constraints on the beamformer response to the signal are examined in the context of minimum variance beamforming. A quadratic constraint on the beamformer weights is used to control the mean-squared error between a desired response and the actual ...

B.D. van Veen

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS FROM PLANAR SURFACE PATCH MATCHING  

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GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS FROM PLANAR SURFACE PATCH MATCHING Robert B. Fisher Dept. of Artificial dimensional scene analysis programs pair data surface patches (i.e. as extracted from range data) to model surface patch features. From the correspon- dences, a variety of rotation and translation constraints

Fisher, Bob

204

Editing Nested Constraints and Application Conditions  

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Editing Nested Constraints and Application Conditions Karl Azab Carl v. Ossietzky Universit¨at Oldenburg, Germany azab@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de Abstract. Nested constraints and application conditions to get these editing features and implemented a tree-oriented visualization for editing nested constrains

Habel, Annegret

205

Dark radiation from particle decay: cosmological constraints and opportunities  

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We study particle decay as the origin of dark radiation. After elaborating general properties and useful parametrisations we provide model-independent and easy-to-use constraints from nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background and structure formation. Bounds on branching ratios and mass hierarchies depend in a unique way on the time of decay. We demonstrate their power to exclude well-motivated scenarios taking the example of the lightest ordinary sparticle decaying into the gravitino. We point out signatures and opportunities in cosmological observations and structure formation. For example, if there are two dark decay modes, dark radiation and the observed dark matter with adjustable free-streaming can originate from the same decaying particle, solving small-scale problems of structure formation. Hot dark matter mimicking a neutrino mass scale as deduced from cosmological observations can arise and possibly be distinguished after a discovery. Our results can be used as a guideline for model building.

Hasenkamp, Jasper; Kersten, Jrn, E-mail: Jasper.Hasenkamp@desy.de, E-mail: Joern.Kersten@desy.de [II. Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Dark radiation from particle decay: cosmological constraints and opportunities  

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We study particle decay as the origin of dark radiation. After elaborating general properties and useful parametrisations we provide model-independent and easy-to-use constraints from nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background and structure formation. Bounds on branching ratios and mass hierarchies depend in a unique way on the time of decay. We demonstrate their power to exclude well-motivated scenarios taking the example of the lightest ordinary sparticle decaying into the gravitino. We point out signatures and opportunities in cosmological observations and structure formation. For example, if there are two dark decay modes, dark radiation and the observed dark matter with adjustable free-streaming can originate from the same decaying particle, solving small-scale problems of structure formation. Hot dark matter mimicking a neutrino mass scale as deduced from cosmological observations can arise and possibly be distinguished after a discovery. Our results can be used as a guideline for model building.

Jasper Hasenkamp; Jrn Kersten

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

207

Dark Matter Constraints from a Cosmic Index of Refraction  

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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: the real part yields dispersive effects in propagation, and the imaginary part yields such in attenuation. 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. As a first application we use the time delay determined from radio afterglow observations of gamma-ray bursts to limit the charge-to-mass ratio of dark matter to |\\epsilon/M|< 1.8 x 10^{-5}/eV at 95% CL.

Gardner, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

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

209

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

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Partnerships and Technology Transfer  

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Partnerships and Technology Transfer User Facilities Visiting Us Contact Us Home About Us Success Stories Events News ORNL Inventors (internal only) Find a Technology Search go...

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Technology Transfer Ombudsman Program  

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The Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-404 (PDF) was enacted in November 2000. Pursuant to Section 11, Technology Partnerships Ombudsman, each DOE national...

212

Facility Survey & Transfer  

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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.

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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...

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Tunable transfer | EMSL  

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to microbes by studying that transfer in a nature-inspired, protein and iron-based nanoparticle system. Iron plays a crucial role in environmental biogeochemistry. It readily...

215

Comparative analyses of spent nuclear fuel transport modal options: Transport options under existing site constraints  

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The movement of nuclear waste can be accomplished by various transport modal options involving different types of vehicles, transport casks, transport routes, and intermediate intermodal transfer facilities. A series of systems studies are required to evaluate modal/intermodal spent fuel transportation options in a consistent fashion. This report provides total life-cycle cost and life-cycle dose estimates for a series of transport modal options under existing site constraints. 14 refs., 7 figs., 28 tabs.

Brentlinger, L.A.; Hofmann, P.L.; Peterson, R.W.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weight and volume changing device with liquid metal transfer  

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This paper presents a weight-changing device based on the transfer of mass. We chose liquid metal (Ga-In-Tin eutectic) and a bi-directional pump to control the mass that is injected into or removed from a target object. ...

Niiyama, Ryuma

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Constraints on particle dark matter from cosmic-ray antiprotons  

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Cosmic-ray antiprotons represent an important channel for dark matter indirect-detection studies. Current measurements of the antiproton flux at the top of the atmosphere and theoretical determinations of the secondary antiproton production in the Galaxy are in good agreement, with no manifest deviation which could point to an exotic contribution in this channel. Therefore, antiprotons can be used as a powerful tool for constraining particle dark matter properties. By using the spectrum of PAMELA data from 50 MV to 180 GV in rigidity, we derive bounds on the dark matter annihilation cross section (or decay rate, for decaying dark matter) for the whole spectrum of dark matter annihilation (decay) channels and under different hypotheses of cosmic-rays transport in the Galaxy and in the heliosphere. For typical models of galactic propagation, the constraints are significantly strong, setting a lower bound on the dark matter mass of a "thermal" relic at about 50 -- 90 GeV for hadronic annihilation channels. These bounds are enhanced to about 150 GeV on the dark matter mass, when large cosmic-rays confinement volumes in the Galaxy are considered, and are reduced to 4-5 GeV for annihilation to light quarks (no bound for heavy-quark production) when the confinement volume is small. Bounds for dark matter lighter than few tens of GeV are due to the low energy part of the PAMELA spectrum, an energy region where solar modulation is relevant: to this aim, we have implemented a detailed solution of the transport equation in the heliosphere, which allowed us not only to extend bounds to light dark matter, but also to determine the uncertainty on the constraints arising from solar modulation modeling. Finally, we estimate the impact of soon-to-come AMS-02 data on the antiproton constraints.

N. Fornengo; L. Maccione; A. Vittino

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on particle dark matter from cosmic-ray antiprotons  

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Cosmic-ray antiprotons represent an important channel for dark matter indirect-detection studies. Current measurements of the antiproton flux at the top of the atmosphere and theoretical determinations of the secondary antiproton production in the Galaxy are in good agreement, with no manifest deviation which could point to an exotic contribution in this channel. Therefore, antiprotons can be used as a powerful tool for constraining particle dark matter properties. By using the spectrum of PAMELA data from 50 MV to 180 GV in rigidity, we derive bounds on the dark matter annihilation cross section (or decay rate, for decaying dark matter) for the whole spectrum of dark matter annihilation (decay) channels and under different hypotheses of cosmic-rays transport in the Galaxy and in the heliosphere. For typical models of galactic propagation, the constraints are significantly strong, setting a lower bound on the dark matter mass of a "thermal" relic at about 50-90 GeV for hadronic annihilation channels. These bounds are enhanced to about 150 GeV on the dark matter mass, when large cosmic-rays confinement volumes in the Galaxy are considered, and are reduced to 4-5 GeV for annihilation to light quarks (no bound for heavy-quark production) when the confinement volume is small. Bounds for dark matter lighter than few tens of GeV are due to the low energy part of the PAMELA spectrum, an energy region where solar modulation is relevant: to this aim, we have implemented a detailed solution of the transport equation in the heliosphere, which allowed us not only to extend bounds to light dark matter, but also to determine the uncertainty on the constraints arising from solar modulation modeling. Finally, we estimate the impact of soon-to-come AMS-02 data on the antiproton constraints.

N. Fornengo; L. Maccione; A. Vittino

2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ASME Journal of Heat Transfer Vol. 121(3), pp.646-652, 1999  

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#12;3 Introduction Buoyancy-induced convective fluid flow with and without phase change heat transfer1 ASME Journal of Heat Transfer Vol. 121(3), pp.646-652, 1999 Variations of Buoyancy-Induced Mass-change heat transfer in a vertical porous tube heated at a constant heat flux. Experiments were carried out

Zhao, Tianshou

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Nanoscale Heat Transfer at Contact Between a Hot Tip and a Substrate Stphane Lefvre  

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Nanoscale Heat Transfer at Contact Between a Hot Tip and a Substrate Stéphane Lefèvre Laboratoire d three heat transfer modes with experimental data and modeling. We conclude that the three modes in "International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 49, 1-2 (2006) 251-258" DOI : 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2005

Boyer, Edmond

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Condensation heat transfer in square, triangular, and semi-circular mini-channels Melanie Derby a  

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Condensation heat transfer in square, triangular, and semi-circular mini-channels Melanie Derby: Condensation Heat transfer Minichannel Channel shape Correlation a b s t r a c t Condensation heat transfer significant effects on the condensation process, even at lower mass fluxes, while saturation pressure, heat

Peles, Yoav

222

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. As a proof of principle, for a simple mass-independent Gaussian distribution the scatter may be self-calibrated to allow a measurement of the dark energy equation of state of ?(w)?0.1. External constraints on the mass variance of the distribution that are more accurate than ??ln?M2dark energy constraints.

Marcos Lima and Wayne Hu

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

223

Baryon oscillations and dark-energy constraints from imaging surveys  

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......oscillations and dark-energy constraints from imaging surveys Derek Dolney 1...the dependence of dark-energy constraints on survey depth and area...the dependence of dark-energy constraints on survey area. While the......

Derek Dolney; Bhuvnesh Jain; Masahiro Takada

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

new freshmen new transfers  

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for AP courses. Transfer GPA is based on a 4-point scale. #12;ETHNICITY African American/Black Am Indian% Number 48 81 GENDER Male Female ETHNICITY African American Am Indian/AK Native Asian Hispanic Pacificth %-ile 690 740 710 31 Transfers 3.67 Freshman GPA is calculated taking into account a 5-point scale

Koehler, Carla

225

Seismic constraints on open clusters  

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We derive knowledge on the global and structural parameters of low-mass stars using asteroseismology and taking advantage of the stellar collective behavior within open clusters. We build stellar models and compute the seismic signal expected from main sequence objects in the 0.8-1.6 Msun range. We first evaluate apparent magnitudes and oscillations-induced luminosity fluctuations expected in the Hyades, the Pleiades and the alpha Persei clusters. The closest cluster presents a feasible challenge to observational asteroseismology in the present and near future. We combine seismological and classical computations to address three questions: what can be inferred about 1) mass, 2) composition and 3) extension of outer convection zones of solar analogs in the Hyades. The first issue relies on the strong sensitivity of the large separation to mass. Then large separations and second differences are used to respectively constrain metal and helium fractions in the Hyades.When plotted for several masses, the relation of effective temperature vs large separation is found to be strongly dependent on the metal content. Besides this the second difference main modulation is related to the second ionization of helium.The second difference modulations are also partly due to the discontinuity in stellar stratification at the convective envelope / radiative core transition. They permit direct insight in the stellar structure. We compute acoustic radii of the convective bases for different values of the mixing length theoryparameter alpha_MLT in convection modelling, i.e. different convective efficiency in the superadiabatic layers. For a given effectivetemperature we show that the acoustic radius changes with convection efficiency.

L. Piau; J. Ballot; S. Turck-Chieze

2005-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Transfers | Department of Energy  

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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.

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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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CONSTRAINT EFFECT IN FRACTURE WHAT IS IT  

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The meaning of the phrase 'constraint effect in fracture' has changed in the past two decades from 'contained plasticity' to a broader description of 'dependence of fracture toughness value on geometry of test specimen or structure'. This paper will first elucidate the fundamental mechanics reasons for the apparent 'constraint effects in fracture', followed by outlining a straightforward approach to overcoming this problem in both brittle (elastic) and ductile (elastic-plastic) fracture. It is concluded by discussing the major difference in constraint effect on fracture event in elastic and elastic-plastic materials.

Lam, P; Prof. Yuh J. Chao, P

2008-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraint of DNA on Functionalized Graphene Improves Its Biostability...  

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Constraint of DNA on Functionalized Graphene Improves Its Biostability and Specificity. Constraint of DNA on Functionalized Graphene Improves Its Biostability and Specificity....

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Fuel conditioning facility zone-to-zone transfer administrative controls.  

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The administrative controls associated with transferring containers from one criticality hazard control zone to another in the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) are described. FCF, located at the ANL-West site near Idaho Falls, Idaho, is used to remotely process spent sodium bonded metallic fuel for disposition. The process involves nearly forty widely varying material forms and types, over fifty specific use container types, and over thirty distinct zones where work activities occur. During 1999, over five thousand transfers from one zone to another were conducted. Limits are placed on mass, material form and type, and container types for each zone. Ml material and containers are tracked using the Mass Tracking System (MTG). The MTG uses an Oracle database and numerous applications to manage the database. The database stores information specific to the process, including material composition and mass, container identification number and mass, transfer history, and the operators involved in each transfer. The process is controlled using written procedures which specify the zone, containers, and material involved in a task. Transferring a container from one zone to another is called a zone-to-zone transfer (ZZT). ZZTs consist of four distinct phases, select, request, identify, and completion.

Pope, C. L.

2000-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Beta Decay Constraint on Composite Neutrinos  

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......Constraint on Composite Neutrinos Eiichi Takasugi Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560 Neutrinoless double beta decay (betabeta)0v occurs through the magnetic coupling of dimension five operator whose coupling constant is......

Eiichi Takasugi

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Multiple Vehicle Routing Problem with Fuel Constraints  

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In this paper, a Multiple Vehicle Routing Problem with Fuel Constraints (MVRPFC) is considered. This problem consists of a field of targets to be visited, and a collection of vehicles with fuel tanks that may visit the targets. Consideration...

Levy, David

2013-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

233

The Design of Shape from Motion Constraints  

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This report presents a set of representations methodologies and tools for the purpose of visualizing, analyzing and designing functional shapes in terms of constraints on motion. The core of the research is an interactive ...

Caine, Michael E.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

235

Mass Transport within Soils  

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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

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Technology Transfer Reporting Form | Department of Energy  

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Transfer Reporting Form Technology Transfer Reporting Form Technology Transfer Reporting Form More Documents & Publications Technology Partnership Ombudsman - Roles,...

237

VOLUNTARY LEAVE TRANSFER PROGRAM  

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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 Summit  

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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  

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

VOLUNTARY LEAVE TRANSFER PROGRAM LIST Name Organization Fairbanks, Mary H. AU Garnett-Harris, Deborah A. AU James, Debra A. AU Johnston, Robyne AU May, Melanie P. AU Pickens,...

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Smoothness- transferred random field  

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We propose a new random field (RF) model, smoothness-transfer random field (ST-RF) model, for image modeling. In the objective function of RF models, smoothness energy is defined with compatibility function to capture the ...

Wei, Donglai

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Constraining Mass Spectra with Sterile Neutrinos from Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Tritium Beta Decay and Cosmology  

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We analyze the constraints on neutrino mass spectra with extra sterile neutrinos as implied by the LSND experiment. The various mass related observables in neutrinoless double beta decay, tritium beta decay and cosmology are discussed. Both neutrino oscillation results as well as recent cosmological neutrino mass bounds are taken into account. We find that some of the allowed mass patterns are severely restricted by the current constraints, in particular by the cosmological constraints on the total sum of neutrino masses and by the non-maximality of the solar neutrino mixing angle. Furthermore, we estimate the form of the four neutrino mass matrices and also comment on the situation in scenarios with two additional sterile neutrinos.

Srubabati Goswami; Werner Rodejohann

2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

243

Technology Transfer Office November 2009  

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Technology Transfer Office November 2009 INVENTION AGREEMENT In consideration of my employment in writing to Dartmouth through the Technology Transfer Office any such discovery or invention and identify

Myers, Lawrence C.

244

Sandia National Laboratories: technology transfer  

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technology transfer Federal Laboratory Consortium Regional Technology-Transfer Awards Salute Innovation, Commercialization at Sandia On September 23, 2014, in Capabilities, Carbon...

245

Ames Lab 101: Technology Transfer  

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Ames Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director, Sponsored Research Administration, Debra Covey discusses technology transfer. Covey also discusses Ames Laboratory's most successful transfer, lead-free solder.

Covey, Debra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Ombuds Services for Technology Transfer  

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Tech Transfer Ombuds Ombuds Services for Technology Transfer Committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees, contractors, and persons doing business with the...

247

Shielded cells transfer automation  

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Nuclear waste from shielded cells is removed, packaged, and transferred manually in many nuclear facilities. Radiation exposure is absorbed by operators during these operations and limited only through procedural controls. Technological advances in automation using robotics have allowed a production waste removal operation to be automated to reduce radiation exposure. The robotic system bags waste containers out of glove box and transfers them to a shielded container. Operators control the system outside the system work area via television cameras. 9 figures.

Fisher, J J

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Behavior of the Mass Transfer Zone in a Biosorption Column  

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that Sargassum seaweed has a high efficiency for biosorption removal of toxic heavy metals (11). The biomass in a flow-through fixed-bed column. Copper has been chosen as a typical toxic heavy metal with simple is a process whereby certain types of inactive, dead biomass may bind and concentrate heavy metals from aqueous

Volesky, Bohumil

249

Bridge Frost Prediction by Heat and Mass Transfer Methods  

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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

250

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

251

Mass Transfer and GDL Electric Resistance in PEM Fuel Cells.  

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??Many modeling studies have been carried out to simulate the current distribution across the channel and shoulder direction in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel (more)

Wang, Lin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Micro-Scale Mass-Transfer Variations during Electrodeposition  

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may be partially masked on Tafel plots, since the backgroundAt higher currents, in the Tafel region, a doubling of theof the surface. In the Tafel region, this would require a

Sutija, D.P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Geoelectrical Inference of Mass-Transfer Parameters Using Temporal Moments  

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preferentially sample from the mobile domain, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) is sensitive to bulk electrical conductivity and, thus, electrolytic solute in both the mobile and immobile domains. We elementary volume is a bicontinuum consisting of (1) a mobile domain, in which advection and dispersion occur

Singha, Kamini

254

Neutrino Masses in Flipped SU(5)  

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We analyse the fermion masses and mixings in the flipped SU(5) model. The fermion mass matrices are evolved from the GUT scale down to $m_W$ by solving the renormalization group equations for the Yukawa couplings. The constraints imposed by the charged fermion data are then utilised to make predictions about the neutrino properties . It is found that the {\\it generalized } see-saw mechanism which occurs naturally in this model can provide {\\it i})a solution to the solar neutrino problem via the MSW mechanism and {\\it ii})a sufficiently large $\

Leontaris, George K

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Proceedings of Heat Transfer 2003: ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference  

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Proceedings of Heat Transfer 2003: ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference Las Vegas, Nevada, USA July 21-23, 2003 HT2003-47449 HEAT TRANSFER FROM A MOVING AND EVAPORATING MENISCUS ON A HEATED SURFACE meniscus with complete evaporation of water without any meniscus break-up. The experimental heat transfer

Kandlikar, Satish

256

Present Constraints on the H-dibaryon at the Physical Point from Lattice QCD  

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The current constraints from Lattice QCD on the existence of the H-dibaryon are discussed. With only two significant Lattice QCD calculations of the H-dibaryon binding energy at approximately the same lattice spacing, the form of the chiral and continuum extrapolations to the physical point are not determined. In this brief report, an extrapolation that is quadratic in the pion mass, motivated by low-energy effective field theory, is considered. An extrapolation that is linear in the pion mass is also considered, a form that has no basis in the effective field theory, but is found to describe the light-quark mass dependence observed in Lattice QCD calculations of the octet baryon masses. In both instances, the extrapolation to the physical pion mass allows for a bound H-dibaryon or a near-threshold scattering state.

Beane, Silas; Detmold, Will; Joo, Balint; Lin, Huey-Wen; Luu, T C; Orginos, Konstantinos; Parreno, Assumpta; Savage, Martin; Torok, Aaron

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

257

Constraints on Supersymmetric Flavour Models from b->s gamma  

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We consider the effects of departures from minimal flavour violations (MFV) in the context of CMSSM-like theories. Second and third generation off-diagonal elements in the Yukawa, sfermion, and trilinear mass matrices are taken to be non-zero at the GUT scale. These are run down together with MSSM parameters to the electroweak scale. We apply constraints from fermion masses and CKM matrix elements to limit the range of the new free parameters of the model. We determine the effect of the departure from MFV on the branching ratio of b->s gamma. We find that only when the expansion parameter in the down-squark sector is relatively large there is a noticeable effect, which tends to relax the lower limit from b->s gamma on the universal gaugino mass. We also find that the expansion parameter associated with the slepton sector needs to be smaller than the corresponding parameter in the down-squark sector in order to be compliant with the bound imposed by the branching ratio of tau-> mu gamma.

Olive, Keith A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Type II Seesaw Higgsology and LEP/LHC constraints  

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In the {\\sl type II seesaw} model, if spontaneous violation of the lepton number conservation prevails over that of explicit violation, a rich Higgs sector phenomenology is expected to arise with light scalar states having mixed charged-fermiophobic/neutrinophilic properties. We study the constraints on these light CP-even ($h^0$) and CP-odd ($A^0$) states from LEP exclusion limits, combined with the so far established limits and properties of the $125-126$~GeV ${\\cal H}$ boson discovered at the LHC. We show that, apart from a fine-tuned region of the parameter space, masses in the $\\sim 44$ to $80$ GeV range escape from the LEP limits if the vacuum expectation value of the Higgs triplet is $\\lesssim {\\cal O}(10^{-3})$GeV, that is comfortably in the region for 'natural' generation of Majorana neutrino masses within this model. In the lower part of the scalar mass spectrum the decay channels ${\\cal H} \\to h^0 h^0, A^0 A^0$ lead predominantly to heavy flavor plus missing energy or to totally invisible Higgs dec...

Arhrib, Abdesslam; Moultaka, Gilbert; Rahili, Larbi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and assessment of a coupled strategy for conjugate heat transfer with Large Eddy Simulation.  

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Development and assessment of a coupled strategy for conjugate heat transfer with Large Eddy is an important phenomenon in combustion chambers and a main design constraint in gas turbines. After combustion is to develop 3 hal-00803384,version1-22Mar2013 #12;and assess a suitable strategy based on LES to efficiently

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

260

Constraints on exotic dipole-dipole couplings between electrons at the micrometer scale  

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New constraints on exotic dipole-dipole interactions between electrons at the micrometer scale are established, based on a recent measurement of the magnetic interaction between two trapped $^{88}$Sr$^+$ ions. For light bosons (mass $\\le$ 0.1 eV) we obtain $90\\%$ confidence intervals on pseudo-scalar and axial-vector mediated interaction strengths of $\\left|g_P^eg_P^e/4\\pi\\hbar c\\right|\\le 1.5\\times 10^{-3}$ and $\\left|g_A^eg_A^e/4\\pi\\hbar c\\right|\\le 1.2\\times 10^{-17}$, respectively. These bounds significantly improve on previous work for this mass range. Assuming CPT invariance, these constraints are compared to those on anomalous electron-positron interactions, derived from positronium hyperfine spectroscopy. For axial-vector mediated interaction the electron-electron constraints are six orders of magnitude more stringent than the electron-positron constraints. Bounds on torsion gravity are also derived and compared with previous work performed at different length scales.

Kotler, Shlomi; Kimball, Derek F Jackson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Neutron star equations of state with optical potential constraint  

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Nuclear matter and neutron stars are studied in the framework of an extended relativistic mean-field (RMF) model with higher-order derivative and density dependent couplings of nucleons to the meson fields. The derivative couplings lead to an energy dependence of the scalar and vector self-energies of the nucleons. It can be adjusted to be consistent with experimental results for the optical potential in nuclear matter. Several parametrisations, which give identical predictions for the saturation properties of nuclear matter, are presented for different forms of the derivative coupling functions. The stellar structure of spherical, non-rotating stars is calculated for these new equations of state (EoS). A substantial softening of the EoS and a reduction of the maximum mass of neutron stars is found if the optical potential constraint is satisfied.

Antic, Sofija

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron star equations of state with optical potential constraint  

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Nuclear matter and neutron stars are studied in the framework of an extended relativistic mean-field (RMF) model with higher-order derivative and density dependent couplings of nucleons to the meson fields. The derivative couplings lead to an energy dependence of the scalar and vector self-energies of the nucleons. It can be adjusted to be consistent with experimental results for the optical potential in nuclear matter. Several parametrisations, which give identical predictions for the saturation properties of nuclear matter, are presented for different forms of the derivative coupling functions. The stellar structure of spherical, non-rotating stars is calculated for these new equations of state (EoS). A substantial softening of the EoS and a reduction of the maximum mass of neutron stars is found if the optical potential constraint is satisfied.

Sofija Antic; Stefan Typel

2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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POSITION DESCRIPTION 2012 TRANSFER MENTOR  

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interest in the Transfer Mentor position with Orientation and Transition Programs' (OTP) Transfer Mentoring Program. The Transfer Mentor (TM) is a member of the Orientation and Transition Programs' staff to CSU including (but not limited to) helping transfer students explore study skills, time management

264

Technology transfer @ VUB Hugo Loosvelt  

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13/12/2012 Technology transfer @ VUB Hugo Loosvelt #12;VUB in Brussels www.vub.ac.be including or conclude licensing contracts #12;Technology transfer TTI assists academics to realise knowledge transfer by needed for R&D collaboration, licensing and spin-out company formation Technology transfer is the process

Steels, Luc

265

Constraints on Lorentz invariance violation from gamma-ray burst GRB090510  

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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

2010-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

266

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

268

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

269

Restricting query relaxation through user constraints  

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This paper describes techniques to restrict and to heuristically control relaxation of deductive database queries. The process of query relaxation provides a user with a means to automatically identify new queries that are related to the user`s original query. However, for large databases, many relaxations may be possible. The methods to control and restrict the relaxation process introduced in this paper focus the relaxation process and make it more efficient. User restrictions over the data base domain may be expressed as user constraints. This paper describes how user constraints can restrict relaxed queries. Also, a set of heuristics based on cooperative answering techniques are presented for controlling the relaxation process. Finally, the interaction of the methods for relaxing queries, processing user constraints, and applying the heuristic rules is described.

Gaasterland, T.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Electromagnetic field with constraints and Papapetrou equation  

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It is shown that geometric optical description of electromagnetic wave with account of its polarization in curved space-time can be obtained straightforwardly from the classical variational principle for electromagnetic field. For this end the entire functional space of electromagnetic fields must be reduced to its subspace of locally plane monochromatic waves. We have formulated the constraints under which the entire functional space of electromagnetic fields reduces to its subspace of locally plane monochromatic waves. These constraints introduce variables of another kind which specify a field of local frames associated to the wave and contain some congruence of null-curves. The Lagrangian for constrained electromagnetic field contains variables of two kinds, namely, a congruence of null-curves and the field itself. This yields two kinds of Euler-Lagrange equations. Equations of first kind are trivial due to the constraints imposed. Variation of the curves yields the Papapetrou equations for a classical massless particle with helicity 1.

Z. Ya. Turakulov; A. T. Muminov

2006-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

271

The phase diagram of three-flavor quark matter under compact star constraints  

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The phase diagram of three-flavor quark matter is investigated within a Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model under the condition that compact star constraints of beta-equilibrium and neutrality with respect to color and electric charges be fulfilled locally. In the plane of temperature and quark chemical potential the dynamically generated quark masses and diquark pairing gaps are determined selfconsistently as absolute minima of the thermodynamic potential with respect to a variation of these order parameters.

Blaschke, D; Grigorian, H; Sandin, F

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

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

273

Testing ETC Generation of the Top Quark Mass  

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We consider constraints on models in which a top quark mass is generated through unenhanced extended technicolor interactions. The deviation in the $\\rho$ parameter from unity and $B$--$\\overline{B}$ mixing could be large, but given the uncertainties in strong dynamics and variations in the parameters of models, no conclusive statement can be given. We conclude that the low technicolor scale which is required to generate the top quark mass is not ruled out.

L. Randall

1992-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

274

Compact star constraints on the high-density EoS  

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A new scheme for testing the nuclear matter (NM) equation of state (EoS) at high densities using constraints from compact star (CS) phenomenology is applied to neutron stars with a core of deconfined quark matter (QM). An acceptable EoS shall not to be in conflict with the mass measurement of 2.1 +/- 0.2 M_sun (1 sigma level) for PSR J0751+1807 and the mass-radius relation deduced from the thermal emission of RX J1856-3754. Further constraints for the state of matter in CS interiors come from temperature-age data for young, nearby objects. The CS cooling theory shall agree not only with these data, but also with the mass distribution inferred via population synthesis models as well as with LogN-LogS data. The scheme is applied to a set of hybrid EsoS with a phase transition to stiff, color superconducting QM which fulfills all above constraints and is constrained otherwise from NM saturation properties and flow data of heavy-ion collisions. We extrapolate our description to low temperatures and draw conclusions for the QCD phase diagram to be explored in heavy-ion collision experiments.

H. Grigorian; D. Blaschke; T. Klahn

2006-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

275

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.

276

Technology Transfer Overview  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE's capabilities, and the innovations it supports, help ensure the country's role as a leader in science and technology. In particular, technology transfer supports the maturation and deployment of DOE discoveries, providing ongoing economic, security and environmental benefits for all Americans.

277

Feed tank transfer requirements  

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This document presents a definition of tank turnover; DOE responsibilities; TWRS DST permitting requirements; TWRS Authorization Basis (AB) requirements; TWRS AP Tank Farm operational requirements; unreviewed safety question (USQ) requirements; records and reporting requirements, and documentation which will require revision in support of transferring a DST in AP Tank Farm to a privatization contractor for use during Phase 1B.

Freeman-Pollard, J.R.

1998-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

278

Binding (or Cohesive) Energy Denition and Constraints  

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Binding (or Cohesive) Energy Denition and Constraints The binding or cohesive energy cof a substance (either liquid or solid) is the energy required to break all the bonds associated with one of its constituent molecules. It is, therefore a measure of the inter-molecular energy for a substance. We spend time

Nimmo, Francis

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SYNTHESIS: MODELING VARIABILITY AND CONSTRAINTS Rolf Carlson  

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SYNTHESIS: MODELING VARIABILITY AND CONSTRAINTS Rolf Carlson This is a modified version. Abstract This paper discusses some important topics in current speech synthesis research. Modeling of speaker characteristics and emotions are used as a examples of new trends in the speech synthesis field

Carlson, Rolf

280

Infrastructure Constraints in New England Background Memo  

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On Monday, April 21, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), acting in its capacity as the Secretariat for the QER Task Force, will convene a two-part public meeting to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them.

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Prioritisation of test suites containing precedence constraints  

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1 Prioritisation of test suites containing precedence constraints Tim Miller Department@unimelb.edu.au Abstract--Test case prioritisation is the process of ordering the exe- cution of test cases to achieve a certain goal, such as increasing the rate of fault detection. Many existing test case prioritisation

Miller, Tim

282

Constraint Satisfaction Problems Frank C. Langbein  

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Science Cardiff University 13th February 2001 #12;Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSPs) · A CSP #12;A Geometric CSP, . . . · Parallel planes: nt 1n2 = 1, . . . Elements of the CSP: · Variables: nl S2 (unit sphere), pl R · Domains

Camacho, David

283

Synthesised Constraint Models for Distributed Energy Management  

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for optimisation have been widely ignored ­ a gap we aim to close. As a by-product, we give a formulation of warmSynthesised Constraint Models for Distributed Energy Management Alexander Schiendorfer, Jan frequently encountered in energy management systems such as the coordination of power generators in a virtual

Reif, Wolfgang

284

Thunderstriking Constraints with JUPITER Christos Kloukinas  

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, response jitter, memory, energy consumption, QoS, depend- ability, etc. Unfortunately, we are still lackingThunderstriking Constraints with JUPITER Christos Kloukinas City University Department of Computing Northampton Sq., London EC1V 0HB, U.K. C.Kloukinas(at)soi.city.ac.uk Abstract We present JUPITER, a tool

Weyde, Tillman

285

Constraints on Resonant Dark Matter Annihilation  

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by PAMELA and FERMI satellites. In this thesis, we analyze a class of models which allow for dark matter to annihilate through an s-channel resonance. Our analysis takes into account constraints from thermal relic abundance and the recent measurements...

Backovic, Mihailo

2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

286

Transforming and Refining Abstract Constraint Specifications  

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Transforming and Refining Abstract Constraint Specifications Alan M. Frisch1 , Brahim Hnich2 , Ian choose model transformations to reduce greatly the amount of effort that is required to solve a problem by systematic search. It is a consid- erable challenge to automate such transformations. A problem may be viewed

Walsh, Toby

287

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

288

Dynamical equation of the effective gluon mass  

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In this article, we derive the integral equation that controls the momentum dependence of the effective gluon mass in the Landau gauge. This is accomplished by means of a well-defined separation of the corresponding ''one-loop dressed'' Schwinger-Dyson equation into two distinct contributions, one associated with the mass and one with the standard kinetic part of the gluon. The entire construction relies on the existence of a longitudinally coupled vertex of nonperturbative origin, which enforces gauge invariance in the presence of a dynamical mass. The specific structure of the resulting mass equation, supplemented by the additional requirement of a positive-definite gluon mass, imposes a rather stringent constraint on the derivative of the gluonic dressing function, which is comfortably satisfied by the large-volume lattice data for the gluon propagator, both for SU(2) and SU(3). The numerical treatment of the mass equation, under some simplifying assumptions, is presented for the aforementioned gauge groups, giving rise to a gluon mass that is a nonmonotonic function of the momentum. Various theoretical improvements and possible future directions are briefly discussed.

Aguilar, A. C. [Federal University of ABC, CCNH, Rua Santa Adelia 166, CEP 09210-170, Santo Andre (Brazil); Binosi, D. [European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT) and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Villa Tambosi, Strada delle Tabarelle 286, I-38123 Villazzano (Trento) (Italy); Papavassiliou, J. [Department of Theoretical Physics and IFIC, University of Valencia E-46100, Valencia (Spain)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

289

Urban Sewage Delivery Heat Transfer System (2): Heat Transfer  

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The thimble delivery heat-transfer (TDHT) system is one of the primary modes to utilize the energy of urban sewage. Using the efficiency-number of transfer units method ( ), the heat-transfer efficiencies of the parallel-flow and reverse-flow TDTH...

Zhang, C.; Wu, R.; Li, X.; Li, G.; Zhuang, Z.; Sun, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

PEDOT:PSS top electrode prepared by transfer lamination using plastic wrap as the transfer medium for organic solar cells  

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Abstract We report on the film preparation of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) by transfer lamination using plastic wrap as the transfer medium. Comparing with the commonly used polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) transfer medium, the plastic wrap is cheaper, easier to access and for mass production. The surface of plastic wrap is less hydrophobic than that of PDMS, aqueous PEDOT:PSS solution with 0.5wt.% surfactant can wet the plastic wrap well. No plasma or ultraviolet ozone treatment is needed on the plastic wrap prior to the coating of PEDOT:PSS, while plasma treatment is necessary when PDMS is used transfer medium. That simplifies the fabrication process. Organic solar cells with the PEDOT:PSS top electrode transferred using plastic wrap transfer medium exhibit an averaged fill factor of 0.60 and an averaged power conversion efficiency of 4.0%, comparable to that of reference solar cells with PDMS as transfer medium for PEDOT:PSS transfer.

Liyuan Yin; Zhixin Zhao; Fangyuan Jiang; Zaifang Li; Sixing Xiong; Yinhua Zhou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Heat Transfer and Convection Currents  

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...October 1965 research-article Heat Transfer and Convection Currents D. C...convection in a medium with internal heat generation is discussed semi-quantitatively...States English United Kingdom 1966 Heat transfer and convection currents Tozer D...

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Faculty Positions Heat Transfer and  

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Faculty Positions Heat Transfer and Thermal/Energy Sciences Naval Postgraduate School Monterey-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the areas of Heat Transfer and Thermal/Fluid Sciences

293

Phase-Transfer-Catalyzed Reductions  

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Phase-transfer catalysis (PTC) procedures that have been developed for use with sodium borohydride, lithium aluminum hydride, and several other reducing agents involving anion transfer to organic media are des...

Charles M. Starks; Charles L. Liotta; Marc E. Halpern

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Current Dark Matter Annihilation Constraints from CMB and Low-Redshift Data  

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Updated constraints on dark matter cross section and mass are presented combining CMB power spectrum measurements from Planck, WMAP9, ACT, and SPT as well as several low-redshift datasets (BAO, HST, supernovae). For the CMB datasets, we combine WMAP9 temperature and polarization data for l 2500, and Planck CMB four-point lensing measurements. We allow for redshift-dependent energy deposition from dark matter annihilation by using a `universal' energy absorption curve. We also include an updated treatment of the excitation, heating, and ionization energy fractions, and provide updated deposition efficiency factors (f_eff) for 41 different dark matter models. Assuming perfect energy deposition (f_eff = 1) and a thermal cross section, dark matter masses below 26 GeV are excluded at the 2-sigma level. Assuming a more generic efficiency of f_eff = 0.2, thermal dark matter masses below 5 GeV are disfavored at the 2-sigma level. These limits are a factor of ~2 improvement over those from WMAP9 data alone. These current constraints probe, but do not exclude, dark matter as an explanation for reported anomalous indirect detection observations from AMS-02/PAMELA and the Fermi Gamma-ray Inner Galaxy data. They also probe relevant models that would explain anomalous direct detection events from CDMS, CRESST, CoGeNT, and DAMA, as originating from a generic thermal WIMP. Projected constraints from the full Planck release should improve the current limits by another factor of ~2, but will not definitely probe these signals. The proposed CMB Stage IV experiment will more decisively explore the relevant regions and improve upon the Planck constraints by another factor of ~2.

Mathew S. Madhavacheril; Neelima Sehgal; Tracy R. Slatyer

2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

295

Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics  

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Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics Lin Zhang, Qiming, the dielectric will breakdown electrically. The breakdown limits the electrical energy density of the dielectric electric fields and thus increase their electrical energy densities. The mechanical constraints suppress

Ferrari, Silvia

296

Sets of Symmetry Breaking Constraints Barbara M. Smith  

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Sets of Symmetry Breaking Constraints Barbara M. Smith Cork Constraint Computation Centre, University College Cork, Ireland b.m.smith@4c.ucc.ie Abstract [Puget, 2004] has shown that if the symmetry

Smith, Barbara M.

297

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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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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301

Feed tank transfer requirements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document presents a definition of tank turnover. Also, DOE and PC responsibilities; TWRS DST permitting requirements; TWRS Authorization Basis (AB) requirements; TWRS AP Tank Farm operational requirements; unreviewed safety question (USQ) requirements are presented for two cases (i.e., tank modifications occurring before tank turnover and tank modification occurring after tank turnover). Finally, records and reporting requirements, and documentation which will require revision in support of transferring a DST in AP Tank Farm to a privatization contractor are presented.

Freeman-Pollard, J.R.

1998-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

302

Measuring Information Transfer  

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An information theoretic measure is derived that quantifies the statistical coherence between systems evolving in time. The standard time delayed mutual information fails to distinguish information that is actually exchanged from shared information due to common history and input signals. In our new approach, these influences are excluded by appropriate conditioning of transition probabilities. The resulting transfer entropy is able to distinguish effectively driving and responding elements and to detect asymmetry in the interaction of subsystems.

Thomas Schreiber

2000-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

303

Threshold Boolean form for joint probabilistic constraints with ...  

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Jan 2, 2015 ... probabilistic constraints with random technology matrix. James Luedtke ?. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. University of...

2015-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

304

Flow shop scheduling with peak power consumption constraints  

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Mar 29, 2012 ... Flow shop scheduling with peak power consumption constraints ... Keywords: scheduling, flow shop, energy, peak power consumption, integer...

K. Fang

2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

305

X-ray Spectroscopy of O Supergiant Winds: Shock Physics, Clumping, and Mass-Loss Rates  

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X-ray Spectroscopy of O Supergiant Winds: Shock Physics, Clumping, and Mass-Loss Rates David Cohen Li (Swarthmore '16), Kelley Langhans (Swarthmore '16) #12;Talk Outline Context of O star X-ray emission: wind shocks 1. X-ray constraints on the shocked wind plasma 2. X-ray absorption as a mass

Cohen, David

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5. Heat transfer Ron Zevenhoven  

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1/120 5. Heat transfer Ron Zevenhoven ?bo Akademi University Thermal and Flow Engineering / Värme Three heat transfer mechanisms Conduction Convection Radiation 2/120 Pic: B?88 ?bo Akademi University | Thermal and Flow Engineering | 20500 Turku | Finland #12;3/120 5.1 Conductive heat transfer ?bo Akademi

Zevenhoven, Ron

307

Origin of the narrow, single peak in the fission-fragment mass distribution for 258Fm  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We discuss the origin of the narrowness of the single peak at mass-symmetric division in the fragment mass-yield curve for spontaneous fission of {sup 258}Fm. For this purpose, we employ the macroscopic-microscopic model and calculate a potential-energy curve at the mass-symmetric compact scission configuration, as a function of the fragment mass number, which is obtained from the single-particle wave-function densities. In the calculations, we minimize total energies by varying the deformations of the two fragments, with constraints on the mass quadrupole moment, and by keeping the neck radius zero. The energies thus become functions of mass asymmetry. Using the obtained potential, we solve the one-dimensional Schroedinger equation with a microscopic coordinate-dependent inertial mass to calculate the fragment mass-yield curve. The calculated mass yield, expressed in terms of the microscopic mass density, is consistent with the extremely narrow experimental mass distribution.

Moller, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ickhikawa, Takatoshi [RIKEN; Iwamoto, Akira [JAEA

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Heat and moisture transfer through clothing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

R. C. Eberhart (ed), Heat transfer in medicine and biology.Convective and radiative heat transfer coefficients forsimulation of heat and moisture transfer in a human-

Voelker, Conrad; Hoffmann, Sabine; Kornadt, Oliver; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Huizenga, Charlie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Elementary Model of Constraint Quantization with an Anomaly  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum gravity is made more difficult in part by its constraint structure. The constraints are classically first-class; however, upon quantization they become partially second-class. To study such behavior, we focus on a simple problem with finitely many degrees of freedom and demonstrate how the projection operator formalism for dealing with quantum constraints is well suited to this type of example.

J. Scott Little; John R. Klauder

2005-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

310

Lifetime-Aware Intrusion Detection under Safeguarding Constraints  

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Lifetime-Aware Intrusion Detection under Safeguarding Constraints Ali Iranli, Hanif Fatemi, Massoud in whereby first the safeguarding constraints are satisfied and then the scheduling problem is solved Detection under Safeguarding constraint (IDS) is the version of the problem that we are interested to extend

Pedram, Massoud

311

Castor: Using Constraint Programming to Solve SPARQL Queries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. 1 Constraint Programming A Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) is a triple (X,D,C) where X of values that can be assigned to x, and C is a set of constraints. A solution to a CSP is an assignment. The root node of the tree is the initial CSP. The children of a node are smaller CSPs such that the union

Deville, Yves

312

Utility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in order to make a position acceptable from a risk management perspective. Second, a risk measure shouldUtility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel Humboldt-Universit¨at zu Berlin-time financial market model under a joint budget and downside risk constraint. The risk constraint is given

Grübel, Rudolf

313

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

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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

2008-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

314

Urban Parks: Constraints on Park Visitation  

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in a Recreation research shows that there are marked inequalities among population groups in terms of their participation in different leisure activities and their use of local, regional and national park and recre- ation services. Those who do... studies focused primarily on factors that are physical and external to the individual, such as disabilities or lack of facilities. But there are also intrapersonal constraints, which have to do with people?s personality needs, prior socialization...

Scott, David

2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

315

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

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

316

Dark Energy Constraints from Baryon Acoustic Oscillations  

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Baryon acoustic oscillations (BAOs) in the galaxy power spectrum allow us to extract the scale of the comoving sound horizon at recombination, a cosmological standard ruler accurately determined by the cosmic microwave background anisotropy data. We examine various issues important in the use of BAOs to probe dark energy. We find that if we assume a flat universe and priors on ?m, ?mh2, and ?bh2 as expected from the Planck mission, the constraints on dark energy parameters (w0, w') scale much less steeply with survey area than (area)-1/2 for a given redshift range. The constraints on the dark energy density ?X(z), however, do scale roughly with (area)-1/2 due to the strong correlation between H(z) and ?m (which reduces the effect of priors on ?m). Dark energy constraints from BAOs are very sensitive to the assumed linear scale of matter clustering and the redshift accuracy of the survey. For a BAO survey with 0.5 ? z ? 2, ? (R) = 0.4 [corresponding to kmax (z = 0) = 0.086 h Mpc-1], and ?z/ (1 + z) = 0.001, we find = (0.115,0.183) and (0.069, 0.104) for survey areas of 1000 and 10,000 deg2, respectively. We find that it is critical to minimize the bias in the scale estimates in order to derive reliable dark energy constraints. For a 1000 (10,000) deg2 BAO survey, a 1 ? bias in ln H (z) leads to a 2 ? (3 ?) bias in w'. The bias in w' due to the same scale bias from ln DA (z) is slightly smaller and opposite in sign. The results from this paper will be useful in assessing different proposed BAO surveys and guiding the design of optimal dark energy detection strategies.

Yun Wang

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

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.

318

Transfer and commercialisation of contaminated groundwater remediation technologies  

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High costs and poor performance of conventional groundwater remediation technologies have brought a call for the deployment of innovative technologies capable of attaining regulatory standards while satisfying time and budget constraints. To develop an innovative technology in the laboratory and ultimately transition it to full-scale commercialisation, presents challenges at various levels. Scientific and engineering problems and regulatory and legal issues exist that must be dealt with when moving a technology from the laboratory to the field. Importantly, cost and performance data must be presented in a manner that convinces stakeholders that the technology can accomplish remediation more economically, safely and efficiently than conventional technologies. The challenges of transferring and commercialising innovative groundwater remediation technologies and strategies that may be used to help overcome these challenges are discussed. Case studies of groundwater remediation technology transfer are presented.

Mark N. Goltz; Kenneth J. Williamson

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Sustainable development and technology transfer opportunities in the Sudan  

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The aim of this article is to develop a framework for identifying technology transfer opportunities in the Sudan to strengthen research and academic institutions' role in closing the productivity gap and achieving sustainable development. The paper critically examines the different problems and challenges facing technology transfer in the Sudan with particular focus on agricultural research and technology. This paper also evaluates the implementation capacity constraints, which exist in formal agricultural research, and the impact this has on the development of the agricultural sector of the Sudanese economy. Finally, a number of findings emerge, which outline the key issues relating to effectively managing the technological transformation in the Sudan as well as helping policy makers to take appropriate and immediate measures to achieve sustainable development in the Sudan.

Allam Ahmed

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Neutrino Mass and Dark Energy from Weak Lensing  

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Weak gravitational lensing of background galaxies by intervening matter directly probes the mass distribution in the Universe. This distribution is sensitive to both the dark energy and neutrino mass. We examine the potential of lensing experiments to measure features of both simultaneously. Focusing on the radial information contained in a future deep 4000??deg2 survey, we find that the expected (1-?) error on a neutrino mass is 0.1eV, if the dark-energy parameters are allowed to vary. The constraints on dark-energy parameters are similarly restrictive, with errors on w of 0.09.

Kevork N. Abazajian and Scott Dodelson

2003-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Wireless Power Transfer  

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Wireless Power Transfer is an innovative approach using magnetic resonance coupling of air core transformers designed for today's growing plug-in electric vehicle market. This technology can provide a convenient, safe and flexible means to charge electric vehicles under stationary and dynamic conditions. Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) are burdened by the need for cable and plug charger, galvanic isolation of the on-board electronics, bulk and cost of this charger and the large energy storage system (ESS) packs needed. With a system where you have to physically plug in there are a number of occasions where the owner could very well forget to charge the vehicle. For stationary applications (like charging of a PHEV at home), ORNL's innovative wireless power transfer technology adds a convenience factor compared to actually plugging in which will mean that the vehicle will have a full charge every morning. Electric vehicle charging must be safe, compact and efficient in order to be convenient for customers. By reconfiguring the transformer and altering the resonance frequency, energy is transferred to the battery with lower energy losses and with fewer demands on the primary circuit by the rest of the transformer system. The ORNL discovery shows that sufficient power for the battery can be transferred from the primary to secondary circuits without significant energy losses if the operating frequency is set at 50% to 95% of the resonance frequency of the circuit. The electrical power is then transmitted to the chargeable battery, which is electrically coupled to the secondary circuit through the air core transformer. Some advantages include: Reduced energy losses during transfer of energy to the battery; A charge potential that is relatively unaffected by up to 25% misalignment of vehicle; and Other receiving components draw less power from the primary circuit. These advantages allow wireless power technology applications to expand at the workplace and beyond as the demand for EV rises. For vehicles that operate over a fixed route such as busses and shuttle vehicles, Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) means that a smaller battery pack can be used. In the traditional system, the battery pack is designed to accommodate the needs of the entire route or shift. With WPT the battery can be downsized because it can be charged when the vehicle stops on its route (a rental car shuttle bus, for example, can charge when it waits in the terminal and again when it waits at the rental car place. Thus the battery only needs enough charge to get to the next stop. This decrease in battery size means significant cost savings to electrify the vehicle. This technology enables efficient "opportunity charging stations" for predefined routes and planned stops reducing down time. Charging can occur in minutes. This improvement also eliminates the harmful emissions that occur in garages while buses are at idle during charging. In larger cities, dynamic charging offers an even greater impact utilizing existing infrastructure. As vehicles travel along busy freeways and interstate systems, wireless charging can occur while the vehicle is in motion. With this technology a vehicle essentially has unlimited electric range while using a relatively small battery pack. In-motion charging stations use vehicle sensors to alert the driver. Traveling at normal speeds, sensors establish in-motion charging. WPT transmit pads sequentially energize to the negotiated power level based on vehicle speed and its requested charging energy. Lower power when vehicle speed is slow and much higher power for faster moving vehicles. Vehicle to Infrastructure communications (V2I) coordinates WPT charging level according to on-board battery pack state-of-charge. V2I activates the roadway transmit pads placing them in standby mode and negotiates charging fee based on prevailing grid rate and vehicle energy demand. Dynamic charging would allow electricity to supply a very large fraction of the energy for the transportation sector and reduce greatly petroleum consump

None

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

322

The Luminosity and Mass Functions of Low-mass Stars in the Galactic Disk. II. The Field  

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We report on new measurements of the luminosity function (LF) and mass function (MF) of field low-mass dwarfs derived from Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 6 photometry. The analysis incorporates ~15 million low-mass stars (0.1 ), spread over 8400 deg2. Stellar distances are estimated using new photometric parallax relations, constructed from ugriz photometry of nearby low-mass stars with trigonometric parallaxes. We use a technique that simultaneously measures Galactic structure and the stellar LF from 7 Mr = 0.25 . We stress that our results should not be extrapolated to other mass regimes. Our work generally agrees with prior low-mass stellar MFs and places strong constraints on future theoretical star formation studies.

John J. Bochanski; Suzanne L. Hawley; Kevin R. Covey; Andrew A. West; I. Neill Reid; David A. Golimowski; eljko Ivezi?

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Manipulator mounted transfer platform  

DOE Patents [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

324

Mass Spectrometer: Orbitrap | EMSL  

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Software (ISIS): A Machine Learning Approach to Tandem Mass Spectral Identification of Lipids. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry-based metabolomics has gained importance...

325

Mass Spectrometry | EMSL  

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and Microfabrication Mass Spectrometry Microscopy Molecular Science Computing NMR and EPR Spectroscopy and Diffraction Subsurface Flow and Transport Mass Spectrometry Systems...

326

NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL, Collaborators Complete Gearbox...  

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technical innovation within the global wind energy industry. Printable Version Technology Transfer Home About Technology Transfer Technology Partnership Agreements Licensing...

327

Big bang nucleosynthesis constraints on hadronically and electromagnetically decaying relic neutral particles  

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Big bang nucleosynthesis in the presence of decaying relic neutral particles is examined in detail. All nonthermal processes important for the determination of light-element abundance yields of H2, H3, He3, He4, Li6, and Li7 are coupled to the thermonuclear fusion reactions to obtain comparatively accurate results. Predicted light-element yields are compared to observationally inferred limits on primordial light-element abundances to infer constraints on the abundances and properties of relic decaying particles with decay times in the interval 0.01??sec??X?1012??sec. Decaying particles are typically constrained at early times by He4 or H2, at intermediate times by Li6, and at large times by the He3/H2 ratio. Constraints are shown for a large number of hadronic branching ratios and decaying particle masses and may be applied to constrain the evolution of the early universe.

Karsten Jedamzik

2006-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

328

Timing constraints on the position and velocity vectors of pulsars at the Galactic centre  

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We consider the effect of orbital Doppler shift on the period derivatives of pulsars at the Galactic centre. In particular, measuring $\\ddot{P}$ sets a new constraint on the phase space coordinates of the pulsar's orbit. In conjunction with a measurement of the pulsar's line of sight distance (e.g. via parallax), its proper motion, and its projected separation from the supermassive black hole, Sgr A*, this new constraint allows for the recovery of the pulsar's six phase space coordinates. If supplemented by a measurement of the orbital spindown rate $\\dot{P}_O$ or the third period derivative $\\dddot{P}$, one can use multiple pulsars at different distances from Sgr A* to determine the radial mass distribution of stars and stellar remnants at the Galactic centre.

Christian, Pierre

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Constraints on warm dark matter from weak lensing in anomalous quadruple lenses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We investigate the weak lensing effect by line-of-sight structures with a surface mass density of solar mass/arcsec^2 in QSO-galaxy quadruple lens systems. Using high-resolution N-body simulations in warm dark matter (WDM) models and observed four quadruple lenses that show anomalies in the flux ratios, we obtain constraints on the mass of thermal WDM, m_WDM>= 1.3keV(95%CL), which is consistent with those from Lyman-$\\alpha$ forests and the number counts of high-redshift galaxies at z>4. Our results show that WDM with a free-streaming comoving wavenumber k_{fs} <= 27 h/Mpc is disfavored as the major component of cosmological density at redshifts 0.5 <~ z <~ 4.

Kaiki Taro Inoue; Ryuichi Takahashi; Tomo Takahashi; Tomoaki Ishiyama

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

330

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

331

Observation of a small oligonucleotide duplex by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Electrospray ionization (ESI) has been demonstrated to be a soft ionization technique, allowing accurate molecular weight determination for biopolymers due to gas-phase multiple charging. Recent results have demonstrated that noncovalent associations can be preserved upon transfer into the gas phase with ESI, providing a new approach to the determination of both structurally-specific and nonspecific noncovalent associations in solution. The mass spectrometric experimental conditions necessary to preserve such noncovalent associations, and the physical constraints upon such, have yet to be elucidated, although it is clear that gentle interface conditions minimizing internal excitation of noncovalent complexes are helpful. Base-paired oligonucleotide hybridization constitutes one of the most important and thoroughly studied noncovalent associations of biopolymers. Initial attempts to observe duplex oligonucleotides resulted in detection of only the monomeric constituents. Since then, the authors have developed interface conditions that are more gentle and yet still provide sufficient molecular ion desolvation to preserve such associations using new instrumentation with a greatly extended m/z range. In this communication, the authors report the successful ionization of duplex oligonucleotides and the conditions necessary for detection by negative ion ESI-MS. 6 refs., 1 fig.

Light-Wahl, K.J.; Springer, D.L.; Winger, B.E.; Edmonds, C.G.; Thrall, B.D.; Smith, R.D. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Camp, D.G. II (Eastern Oregon State College, La Grande (United States))

1993-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

332

Mass spectrometric immunoassay  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Rapid mass spectrometric immunoassay methods for detecting and/or quantifying antibody and antigen analytes utilizing affinity capture to isolate the analytes and internal reference species (for quantification) followed by mass spectrometric analysis of the isolated analyte/internal reference species. Quantification is obtained by normalizing and calibrating obtained mass spectrum against the mass spectrum obtained for an antibody/antigen of known concentration.

Nelson, Randall W; Williams, Peter; Krone, Jennifer Reeve

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

333

Mass spectrometric immunoassay  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Rapid mass spectrometric immunoassay methods for detecting and/or quantifying antibody and antigen analytes utilizing affinity capture to isolate the analytes and internal reference species (for quantification) followed by mass spectrometric analysis of the isolated analyte/internal reference species. Quantification is obtained by normalizing and calibrating obtained mass spectrum against the mass spectrum obtained for an antibody/antigen of known concentration.

Nelson, Randall W (Phoenix, AZ); Williams, Peter (Phoenix, AZ); Krone, Jennifer Reeve (Granbury, TX)

2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

334

Controlling the bullwhip with transport capacity constraints  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The bullwhip effect can be costly to companies in terms of capacity-on costs and stock-out costs. This paper examines the possibilities for controlling the bullwhip effect with transport capacity management in the supply chain. The goal is to examine how inventories and service levels react to transport capacity constraints in a simulated supply chain that is prone to the bullwhip effect. By controlling the transport capacities, the companies may be able to reduce the impacts of demand amplification and inventory variations. Thus, there may be significant practical implications of the findings for logistics managers in today's volatile business environments.

Jouni Juntunen; Jari Juga

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Technology Transfer Reporting Form  

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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

336

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,

337

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

338

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

339

Working with SRNL - Technology Transfer  

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SRNL GO Tech Briefs Contacts Ombudsman Tech Home SRNL Home Working with SRNL Technology Transfer 2014 SRNL Research and Technology Recognition Reception Click to view the 2014...

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Education and Research Transfer Program  

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Transferring and donating education-related Federal equipment to the education and non-profit science and research sectors. Skip Navigation Links Home Newsroom About INL Careers...

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341

Phase-Transfer-Catalyzed Oxidations  

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Phase-transfer catalysis (PTC) offers many excellent opportunities for conducting oxidation reactions using inexpensive primary oxidants such as oxygen, sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, electrooxidation...

Charles M. Starks; Charles L. Liotta; Marc E. Halpern

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

WMAP constraints on the Intra-Cluster Medium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We devise a Monte-Carlo based, optimized filter match method to extract the thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) signature of a catalog of 116 low-redshift X-ray clusters from the first year data release of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). We detect an over-all amplitude for the SZ signal at the ~ 8-sigma level, yielding a combined constraint of f_{gas}h = 0.08 +/- 0.01 (ran) +/- 0.01 (sys) on the gas mass fraction of the Intra-Cluster Medium. We also compile X-ray estimated gas fractions from the literature for our sample, and find that they are consistent with the SZ estimates at the 2-sigma level, while both show an increasing trend with X-ray temperature. Nevertheless, our SZ estimated gas fraction is 30-40% smaller than the concordance LCDM cosmic average. We also express our observations in terms of the SZ flux-temperature relation, and compare it with other observations, as well as numerical studies. Based on its spectral and spatial signature, we can also extract the microwave point source signal of the clusters at the 3-sigma level, which puts the average microwave luminosity (at ~ 41 GHz) of bright cluster members (M_K 5 kev. Our work serves as an example for how correlation of SZ surveys with cluster surveys in other frequencies can significantly increase our physical understanding of the intra-cluster medium.

Niayesh Afshordi; Yen-Ting Lin; Alastair J. R. Sanderson

2004-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

343

Higgs boson mass and electroweak observables in the MRSSM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

R-symmetry is a fundamental symmetry which can solve the SUSY flavor problem and relax the search limits on SUSY masses. Here we provide a complete next-to-leading order computation and discussion of the lightest Higgs boson mass, the W boson mass and muon decay in the minimal R-symmetric SUSY model (MRSSM). This model contains non-MSSM particles including a Higgs triplet, Dirac gauginos and higgsinos, and leads to significant new tree-level and one-loop contributions to these observables. We show that the model can accommodate the measured values of the observables for interesting regions of parameter space with stop masses of order 1 TeV in spite of the absence of stop mixing. We characterize these regions and provide typical benchmark points, which are also checked against further experimental constraints. A detailed exposition of the model, its mass matrices and its Feynman rules relevant for computations in this paper is also provided.

Diener, Philip; Kotlarski, Wojciech; Stckinger, Dominik

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

A Generalization of Generalized Arc Consistency: From Constraint Satisfaction to Constraint-Based Inference  

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-binary classic con- straint satisfaction problems (CSPs). Based on the Semiring CSP and Valued CSP frameworks CSP, probabilistic CSP, max CSP, and weighted CSP. This extension is based on an idempotent satisfaction problem (CSP), local consistency can be characterized as deriving new constraints based on local

Mackworth, Alan K.

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A Schema for Constraint Relaxation with Instantiations for Partial Constraint Satisfaction and Schedule Optimization  

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(CSPs) 7 1.3.1 The CSP Model 7 1.3.2 CSP Algorithms 8 1.3.2.1 Retrospective Techniques 8 1.1 Probabilistic Labeling in Machine Vision 15 2.2 Non-Satisfaction of Constraints By Weight 16 2.3 Extending CSP

Fox, Mark S.

346

Chlorofluorocarbon Constraints on North Atlantic Ventilation  

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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

347

Analyze Constraint Behavior to Discover Hidden Value in your Process  

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of data to the database. Several EMS Reports are generated daily by the MSAccess application. These include: Power Boiler Control Constraints 4200 kPa Header Optimizer Constraints 1150 kPa Header Optimization Constraints 450 kPa Header..., British Columbia. AAI designed advanced regulatory controls to improve boiler operation along with a supervisory control system to optimize overall powerhouse efficiency and facilitate improved decision-making. Supervisory controls and advanced process...

Morrison, R.; Moore, D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Coherence Transfer in Magnetic Fields  

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Some results recently discussed by Chiu for interatomic coherence transfer are shown to have a simple physical interpretation, to be independent of collision model assumed, and to be applicable also to intra -atomic coherence transfer. A derivation using density matrices is presented which takes both depolarizing collisions and backtransfer of coherence into account.

W. E. Baylis

1973-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Constant Rank Condition and Second Order Constraint ...  

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Nov 13, 2009 ... The Constant Rank condition for feasible points of nonlinear ... stant Rank condition is, in addition, a second order constraint qualification.

2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

350

Soft Constraints for Quality Aspects in Service Oriented Architectures  

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We propose the use of Soft Constraints as a natural way to model Service Oriented Architecture. In the framework, constraints are used to model components and connectors and constraint aggregation is used to represent their interactions. The "quality of a service" is measured and considered when performing queries to service providers. Some examples consist in the levels of cost, performance and availability required by clients. In our framework, the QoS scores are represented by the softness level of the constraint and the measure of complex (web) services is computed by combining the levels of the components.

Bistarelli, Stefano; 10.4204/EPTCS.2.5

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation...  

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footwall shear zone Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial...

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An approach to initial constraints in general relativity  

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We present a 2+1 decomposition of the momentum constraint in vacuum. In some cases, e.g. under the assumption of analyticity, this constraint can be solved by quadrature. Given a solution with the vanishing mean curvature $H$ the conformal method can be used to solve the Hamiltonian constraint. We show how to obtain in this way initial data with a marginally outer trapped surface. We also shortly discuss an alternative approach, in which the full system of constraints reduces to two real equations for two functions.

Tafel, Jacek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

An approach to initial constraints in general relativity  

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We present a 2+1 decomposition of the momentum constraint in vacuum. In some cases, e.g. under the assumption of analyticity, this constraint can be solved by quadrature. Given a solution with the vanishing mean curvature $H$ the conformal method can be used to solve the Hamiltonian constraint. We show how to obtain in this way initial data with a marginally outer trapped surface. We also shortly discuss an alternative approach, in which the full system of constraints reduces to two real equations for two functions.

Jacek Tafel

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A note on unbounded on/off constraints  

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involving decision variables which represent step counters in an abstract computer ... behind this work was inspired by indicator constraints appearing in large...

H. Hijazi, L. Liberti

2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Handling Nonnegative Constraints in Spectral Estimation Abstract 1 ...  

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Abstract. We consider convex optimization problems with the. constraint that the variables form a ... component of this work in other works, must be obtained from.

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Argonne TDC: Material Transfer Agreements  

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Material Transfer Agreements Material Transfer Agreements Materials produced by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are often of interest to the private sector. Depending on the circumstances under which the material was developed, such material may be transferred to industry for a number of reasons (e.g., testing, feasibility studies, etc.). This transfer is usually temporary and can initiate a more formal working arrangement. At this time, TDC, in conjunction with Argonne's Legal Department, provides such agreements on an as-needed basis. If you would like to acquire material produced by Argonne researchers during the course of a federally funded research project, please contact TDC or fill out a Material Transfer Agreement request form. Printed or electronically downloaded copies may become obsolete. Before using such a copy for work direction, employees must verify that it is current by comparing its revision number with that of the online version. Obsolete forms will be rejected.

357

Can Neutrinos be Degenerate in Mass?  

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We reconsider the possibility that the masses of the three light neutrinos of the Standard Model might be almost degenerate and close to the present upper limits from Tritium beta decay and cosmology. In such a scenario, the cancellations required by the latest upper limit on neutrinoless double-beta decay enforce near-maximal mixing that may be compatible only with the vacuum-oscillation scenario for solar neutrinos. We argue that the mixing angles yielded by degenerate neutrino mass-matrix textures are not in general stable under small perturbations. We evaluate within the MSSM the generation-dependent one-loop renormalization of neutrino mass-matrix textures that yielded degenerate masses and large mixing at the tree level. We find that m_{nu_e} > m_{nu_mu} > m_{nu_tau} after renormalization, excluding MSW effects on solar neutrinos. We verify that bimaximal mixing is not stable, and show that the renormalized masses and mixing angles are not compatible with all the experimental constraints, even for tanbeta as low as unity. These results hold whether the neutrino masses are generated by a see-saw mechanism with heavy neutrinos weighing approx. 10^{13} GeV or by non-renormalizable interactions at a scale approx. 10^5 GeV. We also comment on the corresponding renormalization effects in the minimal Standard Model, in which m_{nu_e} < m_{nu_mu} < m_{nu_tau}. Although a solar MSW effect is now possible, the perturbed neutrino masses and mixings are still not compatible with atmospheric- and solar-neutrino data.

John Ellis; Smaragda Lola

1999-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Progenitor mass constraints for core-collapse supernovae from correlations with host galaxy star formation  

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......occurs after successive stages of nuclear fusion lead to the formation of a degenerate iron core. Nuclear fusion is then energetically unfavourable...Science (P10-064-F), with input from Fondo de Innovacin para la......

J. P. Anderson; S. M. Habergham; P. A. James; M. Hamuy

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang...  

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NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUARKS; REACTION KINETICS Word Cloud More Like This Full Text preview image File size NAView Full Text View Full Text...

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Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer  

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Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET) describes reactions in which there is a change in both electron and proton content between reactants and products. It originates from the influence of changes in electron content on acid?base properties and provides a molecular-level basis for energy transduction between proton transfer and electron transfer. Coupled electron?proton transfer or EPT is defined as an elementary step in which electrons and protons transfer from different orbitals on the donor to different orbitals on the acceptor. There is (usually) a clear distinction between EPT and H-atom transfer (HAT) or hydride transfer, in which the transferring electrons and proton come from the same bond. Hybrid mechanisms exist in which the elementary steps are different for the reaction partners. EPT pathways such as PhO/PhOH exchange have much in common with HAT pathways in that electronic coupling is significant, comparable to the reorganization energy with H{sub DA} ~ ?. Multiple-Site Electron?Proton Transfer (MS-EPT) is an elementary step in which an electron?proton donor transfers electrons and protons to different acceptors, or an electron?proton acceptor accepts electrons and protons from different donors. It exploits the long-range nature of electron transfer while providing for the short-range nature of proton transfer. A variety of EPT pathways exist, creating a taxonomy based on what is transferred, e.g., 1e{sup -}/2H{sup +} MS-EPT. PCET achieves redox potential leveling between sequential couples and the buildup of multiple redox equivalents, which is of importance in multielectron catalysis. There are many examples of PCET and pH-dependent redox behavior in metal complexes, in organic and biological molecules, in excited states, and on surfaces. Changes in pH can be used to induce electron transfer through films and over long distances in molecules. Changes in pH, induced by local electron transfer, create pH gradients and a driving force for long-range proton transfer in Photosysem II and through other biological membranes. In EPT, simultaneous transfer of electrons and protons occurs on time scales short compared to the periods of coupled vibrations and solvent modes. A theory for EPT has been developed which rationalizes rate constants and activation barriers, includes temperature- and driving force (?G)-dependences implicitly, and explains kinetic isotope effects. The distance-dependence of EPT is dominated by the short-range nature of proton transfer, with electron transfer being far less demanding.Changes in external pH do not affect an EPT elementary step. Solvent molecules or buffer components can act as proton donor acceptors, but individual H2O molecules are neither good bases (pK{sub a}(H{sub 3}O{sup +}) = ?1.74) nor good acids (pK{sub a}(H{sub 2}O) = 15.7). There are many examples of mechanisms in chemistry, in biology, on surfaces, and in the gas phase which utilize EPT. PCET and EPT play critical roles in the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) of Photosystem II and other biological reactions by decreasing driving force and avoiding high-energy intermediates.

Weinberg, Dave; Gagliardi, Christopher J.; Hull, Jonathan F; Murphy, Christine Fecenko; Kent, Caleb A.; Westlake, Brittany C.; Paul, Amit; Ess, Daniel H; McCafferty, Dewey Granville; Meyer, Thomas J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMSL - Mass Spectrometry  

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mass-spectrometry Proteomics Capabilities High resolution and mass accuracy Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) spectrometers, from 6 Tesla (T) to 15T and 21T in...

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mass communication advertising &  

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mass communication advertising & public relations introduction. Graduate programs in the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations provide an entry to a wide spectrum of careers the opportunity to create content, campaigns, strategy, and research in public relations, advertising

Finzi, Adrien

363

THE UNLV FOUNDATION MONETARY TRANSFER FORM  

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THE UNLV FOUNDATION MONETARY TRANSFER FORM (Use one form for each account) Date Department Amount Transfer from Foundation Account Name UNLV Foundation Foundation Account Number Transfer to University contributions to this fund were accepted. Multiple Transfer A monetary transfer from the UNLV Foundation

Hemmers, Oliver

364

Perturbative Unitarity Constraints on Gauge Portals  

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Dark matter that was once in thermal equilibrium with the Standard Model is generally prohibited from obtaining all of its mass from the electroweak phase transition. This implies a new scale of physics and mediator particles to facilitate dark matter annihilation. In this work, we focus on dark matter that annihilates through a generic gauge boson portal. We show how partial wave unitarity places upper bounds on the dark gauge boson, dark Higgs and dark matter masses. Outside of well-defined fine-tuned regions, we find an upper bound of 9 TeV for the dark matter mass when the dark Higgs and dark gauge bosons both facilitate the dark matter annihilations. In this scenario, the upper bound on the dark Higgs and dark gauge boson masses are 10 TeV and 16 TeV, respectively. When only the dark gauge boson facilitates dark matter annihilations, we find an upper bound of 3 TeV and 6 TeV for the dark matter and dark gauge boson, respectively. Overall, using the gauge portal as a template, we describe a method to not only place upper bounds on the dark matter mass but also on the new particles with Standard Model quantum numbers. We briefly discuss the reach of future accelerator, direct and indirect detection experiments for this class of models.

Sonia El Hedri; William Shepherd; Devin G. E. Walker

2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadronic EDM Constraints on Orbifold GUTs  

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We point out that the null results of the hadronic electric dipole moment (EDM) searches constrain orbifold grand unified theories (GUTs), where the GUT symmetry and supersymmetry (SUSY) are both broken by boundary conditions in extra dimensions and it leads to rich fermion and sfermion flavor structures. A marginal chromoelectric dipole moment (CEDM) of the up quark is induced by the misalignment between the CP violating left- and right-handed up-type squark mixings, in contrast to the conventional four-dimensional SUSY GUTs. The up quark CEDM constraint is found to be as strong as those from charged lepton flavor violation (LFV) searches. The interplay between future EDM and LFV experiments will probe the structures of the GUTs and the SUSY breaking mediation mechanism.

Junji Hisano; Mitsuru Kakizaki; Minoru Nagai

2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on topological order in Mott Insulators  

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We point out certain symmetry induced constraints on topological order in Mott Insulators (quantum magnets with an odd number of spin $\\tfrac{1}{2}$ per unit cell). We show, for example, that the double semion topological order is incompatible with time reversal and translation symmetry in Mott insulators. This sharpens the Hastings-Oshikawa-Lieb-Schultz-Mattis theorem for 2D quantum magnets, which guarantees that a fully symmetric gapped Mott insulator must be topologically ordered, but is silent on which topological order is permitted. An application of our result is the Kagome lattice quantum antiferromagnet where recent numerical calculations of entanglement entropy indicate a ground state compatible with either toric code or double semion topological order. Our result rules out the latter possibility.

Michael P. Zaletel; Ashvin Vishwanath

2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

367

A Landscape Analysis of Constraint Satisfaction Problems  

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We discuss an analysis of Constraint Satisfaction problems, such as Sphere Packing, K-SAT and Graph Coloring, in terms of an effective energy landscape. Several intriguing geometrical properties of the solution space become in this light familiar in terms of the well-studied ones of rugged (glassy) energy landscapes. A `benchmark' algorithm naturally suggested by this construction finds solutions in polynomial time up to a point beyond the `clustering' and in some cases even the `thermodynamic' transitions. This point has a simple geometric meaning and can be in principle determined with standard Statistical Mechanical methods, thus pushing the analytic bound up to which problems are guaranteed to be easy. We illustrate this for the graph three and four-coloring problem. For Packing problems the present discussion allows to better characterize the `J-point', proposed as a systematic definition of Random Close Packing, and to place it in the context of other theories of glasses.

Florent Krzakala; Jorge Kurchan

2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

368

MODELING OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS FOR DARK MATTER HALOS  

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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

369

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

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TECH TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY  

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TECH TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM · INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES · UNIVERSITY THURSDAY SATURDAYFRIDAYWEDNESDAYTUESDAY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM · INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES's to another year of working safer and smarter. Laura Melendy Director, Technology Transfer Program #12;AUGUST

California at Berkeley, University of

371

Microscale observables for heat and mass transport in sub-micron scale evaporating thin film  

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A mathematical model is developed to describe the micro/nano-scale fluid flow and heat/mass transfer phenomena in an evaporating extended meniscus, focusing on the transition film region under nonisothermal interfacial conditions. The model...

Wee, Sang-Kwon

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

372

Glacier Mass Balance Reconstruction by Remote Sensing in the French Alps  

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(ELA) and the key of the transfer is the activity coefficient (db/dz) for the annual mass balance calculation. Three outlet glaciers well suited in the French Alps (ground stakes) were selected to evaluate

Rabatel, Antoine

373

Experimental study on heat transfer characteristics of internal heat exchangers for CO2 system under cooling condition  

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This paper presents the heat transfer characteristics of the internal heat exchanger (IHX) for CO2 heat pump system. The influence on the IHX length, the mass flow rate, the shape of IHX, the operating condition,...

Young Chul Kwon; Dae Hoon Kim; Jae Heon Lee

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

NREL: Technology Transfer Home Page  

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Technology Transfer Technology Transfer Search More Search Options Site Map The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) works with industry and organizations to transfer renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies into the marketplace. Working with Us We offer many opportunities and ways for you to partner with us. Learn more about our technology partnership agreements and services: Agreements for Commercializing Technology Cooperative Research and Development Agreements Technologies Available for Licensing Technology Partnerships Work for Others Research Facilities NREL follows its principles for establishing mutually beneficial technology partnerships. Through our commercialization programs, we work to stimulate the market for clean energy technologies and foster the growth of clean energy start-ups.

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Periodic Constraint-Based Control Using Dynamic Wireless Sensor Scheduling  

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Periodic Constraint-Based Control Using Dynamic Wireless Sensor Scheduling James Weimer, Jos´e Ara´ujo, Aitor Hernandez and Karl Henrik Johansson Abstract-- Constraint-based control over wireless sensor net- works (WSNs) require control strategies that achieve a desired closed-loop system performance while

Johansson, Karl Henrik

376

Constraint-based Scheduling Markus P.J. Fromherz  

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such as product assembly se- quencing. This makes constraint-based scheduling interesting to the control community planning, scheduling, and control tasks. This tutorial gives a brief introduction to constraint and reconfigurable con- trol, and the integration of various planning, scheduling, and control tasks

Fromherz, Markus P.J.

377

Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints  

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iteration to another. The complexity of a given iteration becomes linear in the number of generators instead of the coupling between generator time- spanning constraints and system-wide instantaneous constraints, suers from combinatoric complexity as the number of generators increases. It is this feature that dooms

378

Optimal lifetime consumption and investment under drawdown constraint  

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Optimal lifetime consumption and investment under drawdown constraint Romuald Elie Nizar Touzi consumption-investment problem under the drawdown constraint, i.e. the wealth process never falls below in explicit form, and we derive closed-form expressions for the optimal consumption and investment strategy

Touzi, Nizar

379

Improving Cost Calculations for Global Constraints in Local Search  

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Improving Cost Calculations for Global Constraints in Local Search Markus Bohlin Swedish Institute- straint satisfaction is based on local minimization of a cost function, which is usually the number equivalent to a set of basic constraints but still contributes as little to the cost as a single basic

Rossi, Francesca

380

Capital Expenditures, Financial Constraints, and the Use of Options  

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Capital Expenditures, Financial Constraints, and the Use of Options Tim Adam RMI Working Paper No@nus.edu.sg 1 #12;Capital Expenditures, Financial Constraints, and the Use of Options Abstract This paper of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NUS Risk Management Institute (RMI). #12;Capital

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

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Structural Modelling of Financial Constraints on Investment: Where Do We  

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Structural Modelling of Financial Constraints on Investment: Where Do We Stand? Jean tests of investment facing financial constraints, to their link with firms data and asset prices the interpretation of the sensitivity of investment to liquidity variables such as cash flow as a measure

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

382

Asymptotic Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations with State Constraints  

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We study Hamilton-Jacobi equations in a bounded domain with the state constraint boundary condition. We establish a general convergence result for viscosity solutions of the Cauchy problem for Hamilton-Jacobi equations with the state constraint boundary condition to asymptotic solutions as time goes to infinity.

Mitake, Hiroyoshi [Waseda University, Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics (Japan)], E-mail: take_take_hiro2@akane.waseda.jp

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

383

A Meeting Scheduling System Based on Open Constraint Programming  

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- ences can be programmed using the OCP reactors language. CLP is suitable to be used in meetingA Meeting Scheduling System Based on Open Constraint Programming Kenny Qili Zhu and Andrew E a meeting scheduling system based on open constraint programming (OCP) paradigm. OCP is an extension

Zhu, Kenny Q.

384

A Toolkit for Constraint Management in Heterogeneous Information Systems \\Lambda  

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to monitor and enforce distributed integrity constraints in loosely coupled heterogeneous information systems in such environments. Our framework is used to describe (1) interfaces provided by a database for the data items integrity constraints over data that is stored in a collec­ tion of loosely coupled heterogeneous

Chawathe, Sudarshan S.

385

Summary Report on Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer  

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Summary Report on Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer Agency Approaches; FY 2001 Activity Metrics and Outcomes 2002 Report to the President and the Congress under the Technology Transfer: FEDERAL LAB TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES

Perkins, Richard A.

386

HEAT AND MOISTURE TRANSFER THROUGH CLOTHING  

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R. C. Eberhart (ed), Heat transfer in medicine and biology.Convective and radiative heat transfer coefficients forCheng, X. -Y. 2005. Heat and moisture transfer with sorption

Voelker, Conrad; Hoffmann, Sabine; Kornadt, Oliver; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Huizenga, Charlie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Heat Transfer from a Rotating Disk  

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...August 1956 research-article Heat Transfer from a Rotating Disk E. C. Cobb...little has been published on the heat transfer. For laminar conditions theoretical...experimental investigation of the heat transfer for a range of conditions from...

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Coordination of Transmission Line Transfer Capabilities  

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Coordination of Transmission Line Transfer Capabilities Final Project Report Power Systems since 1996 PSERC #12;Power Systems Engineering Research Center Coordination of Transmission Line Summary The maximum power that can be transferred over any transmission line, called the transfer capacity

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Heat and moisture transfer through clothing  

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Mathematical simulation of heat and moisture transfer in aand R. C. Eberhart (ed), Heat transfer in medicine andFan, J. 2008. Study of heat and moisture transfer within

Voelker, Conrad; Hoffmann, Sabine; Kornadt, Oliver; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Huizenga, Charlie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

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 M(W) 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 distribtions.

Bellantoni, Leo; Heckman, Jonathan J; Ramirez-Homs, Enrique

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Constraint on Quantum Gravitational Well in Noncommutative Space  

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In two-dimensional noncommutive space for the case of both position-position and momentum-momentum noncommuting, the constraint between noncommutative parameters on the quantum gravitational well is investigated. The related topic of guaranteeing Bose-Einstein statistics in the general case are elucidated: Bose-Einstein statistics is guaranteed by the deformed Heisenberg-Weyl algebra itself, independent of dynamics. A special feature of a dynamical system is represented by a constraint between noncommutative parameters. Such a constraint is fixed by dynamical considerations. The general feature of the constraint is a direct proportionality between noncommutative parameters with a coefficient composed by a product of characteristic parameters of the considered system. The constraint on the quantum gravitational well is obtained, and is applied to estimate the upper bound of the momentum-momentum noncommutative parameter from the experimental upper bound of the position-position noncommutative parameter.

Jian-Zu Zhang

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass dependency of turbulent parameters in stationary glow discharge plasmas  

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A direct current glow discharge tube is used to determine how mass changes the effects of certain turbulence characteristics in a weakly ionized gas. Helium, neon, argon, and krypton plasmas were created, and an axial magnetic field, varied from 0.0 to 550.0 Gauss, was used to enhance mass dependent properties of turbulence. From the power spectra of light emission variations associated with velocity fluctuations, determination of mass dependency on turbulent characteristic unstable modes, energy associated with turbulence, and the rate at which energy is transferred from scale to scale are measured. The magnetic field strength is found to be too weak to overcome particle diffusion to the walls to affect the turbulence in all four types of plasmas, though mass dependency is still detected. Though the total energy and the rate at which the energy moves between scales are mass invariant, the amplitude of the instability modes that characterize each plasma are dependent on mass.

Titus, J. B.; Alexander, A. B. [Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32310 (United States)] [Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32310 (United States); Wiggins, D. L. [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (United States)] [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (United States); Johnson, J. A. III [Pyramid Plasmas LLC, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043 (United States)] [Pyramid Plasmas LLC, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Loop-induced Neutrino Masses: A Case Study  

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We study the cocktail model in which the Majorana neutrino masses are generated by the so-called "cocktail" three-loop diagrams with the dark matter particle running in the loops. In particular, we give the correct analytic expressions of the neutrino masses in the model by the detailed calculation of the cocktail diagrams. Based on the reliable numerical calculation of the loop integrals, we explore the parameter space which can give the correct orders of neutrino masses while satisfying other experimental constraints, such as those from the neutrinoless double beta decay, low-energy lepton flavor violation processes, electroweak precision tests, and collider searches. As a result, the large couplings and the large mass difference between the two singly-charged (neutral) scalars are required.

Geng, Chao-Qiang; Tsai, Lu-Hsing

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass Loss In M67 Giants: Evidence From Isochrone Fitting  

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We present a study of the stellar content of the open cluster M67. We have computed new evolutionary sequences of stellar models with solar abundance that cover all phases of evolution from the Zero-Age Main Sequence to the bright end of the Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB). We examine the fit between the calculated and the observed red giant branch (RGB) in particular, and discuss factors that most influence its quality. The distinct color gap between the RGB and the clump giants is compared with the temperature gap between the He-burning tracks and the computed 5 Gyr isochrone. This purely differential approach strongly indicates that the clump giants have M $\\lta 0.70\\msun\\ $, implying an amount of mass loss ($\\approx 0.6$ \\msun) well in excess of that found in globular cluster stars. Observational constraints on mass loss processes favor the interpretation that mass loss in cool low-mass giant stars increases with metallicity.

Michael J. Tripicco; Ben Dorman; Roger A. Bell

1993-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The booster to AGS transfer line: comparison between model and measurements  

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The Booster to AGS (BtA) transfer line was to match both ions and protons into the AGS lattice. For proton beam operation the only constraint on the optics is to define a match to the AGS lattice. For ion operation there are additional constraints introduced by a stripping foil in the upstream part of the transfer line. For polarized proton operation there is the complication that the AGS lattice is distorted by the presence of two partial snake magnets. In the 2008 polarized proton run it was observed that there was a significant optical injection mismatch. Beam experiments were conducted that showed disagreement with the model of the BtA line. In addition, these studies revealed some minor problems with the instrumentation in the line. A new model and more reliable measurements of the transfer line magnet currents have been implemented. Another series of experiments was conducted to test these modifications and to collect a more complete set of data to allow better understanding of the beam dynamics during the transfer and better understanding of the instrumentation. In this paper we will present the results of these experiments and the comparison to the new model of the BtA.

Brown,K.A.; Ahrens, L.; Bonati, R.; Gassner, D.; Glenn, W.; Huang, H.; Morris, J.; Nida, S.; Tsoupas, N.; Schoefer, V.; Zeno, K.

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission product studies in the symmetric mass region  

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Fission yields can be determined by radiochemical or mass spectrometric techniques. Mass spectrometry can provide more accurate data, particularly in the symmetric mass region where the probability of fission is low and uncertainties in isometric ratios occur. Fine structure in the mass distribution can usually only be determined by mass spectrometry. Many of the elements in the valley of symmetry have high ionization potentials and are therefore difficult to measure by solid source mass spectrometry. Analytical techniques have been developed to provide the sensitivity required to measure the small sample sizes available in fission product studies. Cumulative fission yields for ruthenium, palladium, cadmium, tin, and tellurium have been measured by mass spectrometry for the thermal and epicadmium fission of {sup 233}U and for thermal and epicadmium fission of {sup 239}Pu. These fission yields, which span the mass range 101 {le} A {le} 130, can be combined to give a mass yield curve for {sup 235}U in the valley region, which is symmetrical about A = 116.8 and exhibits fine structure in the mass 113 to 114 region. Fine structure in {sup 233}U is also present at mass 111. Mass spectrometric determinations of the fission yields of uranium ore at the Oklo mine site in Gabon enable the nuclear parameters of this natural reactor to be evaluated. This in turn enables the amounts of fission products produced in the reactor zone and the surrounding rocks enables an assessment to be made of the efficiency of this geological repository for containing radioactive waste. The elemental abundances can be determined by isotope dilution mass spectrometry. Unfortunately, the paucity of good fission yield data available for {sup 238}U by fast neutrons is a severe constraint in this evaluation.

De Laeter, J.R.; Rosman, K.J.R.; Loss, R.D. [Curtin Univ. of Technology, Perth (AU)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Transfer Nodes Yield Results!  

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DTN DTN Data Transfer Nodes Yield Results August 1, 2011 | Tags: Accelerator Science, Data Transfer, ESnet Linda Vu, +1 510 495 2402, lvu@lbl.gov The ability to reliably move and share data around the globe is essential to scientific collaboration, that's why three Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Computing Centers-Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)-have teamed up to focus on optimizing wide area network (WAN) transfers. This ongoing effort began several years ago when each site deployed dedicated transfer nodes (DTNs), optimized for carrying data between the DOE facilities. Today, engineers from each site continue to meet regularly with DOE's Energy Sciences Network staff (ESnet) to develop strategies

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Heat transfer in microsphere insulation  

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The results of an investigation of heat transfer in a new type of insulation (microsphere insulation) are presented. The effects of the ... gas pressure on the thermal conductivity of the insulation were investig...

R. Wawryk; J. Rafa?owicz

399

Preparing for Transfer Biological Engineering  

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Environmental Engineering Game Design Industrial Systems & Information Technology Information Science MaterialsPreparing for Transfer Majors: Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical & Computer Engineering Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering

Walter, M.Todd

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Electrohydrodynamically enhanced condensation heat transfer  

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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 uniform electric field in the vicinity of the condensation surface the extraction of liquid...

Wawzyniak, Markus

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Insoluble Phase-Transfer Catalysts  

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An important problem facing the designer of industrial phase-transfer catalysis (PTC) processes using soluble PTC catalysts concerns the removal of the catalyst from the reaction mixture, and its economic recy...

Charles M. Starks; Charles L. Liotta; Marc E. Halpern

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology_Transfer_Memo.pdf | Department of Energy  

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TechnologyTransferMemo.pdf TechnologyTransferMemo.pdf TechnologyTransferMemo.pdf More Documents & Publications PolicyStatementonTechnologyTransfer.pdf...

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Method Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structures  

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Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structures Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structures Method Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structures The transfer of strained semiconductor layers from one substrate to another substrate involves depositing a multilayer structure on a substrate having surface contaminants. June 25, 2013 Method Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structures The transfer of strained semiconductor layers from one substrate to another substrate involves depositing a multilayer structure on a substrate having surface contaminants. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Method Of Transferring Strained Semiconductor Structures The transfer of strained semiconductor layers from one substrate to another substrate involves depositing a multilayer structure on a substrate having

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Transferring Data from Batch Jobs at NERSC  

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Transferring Data from Batch Jobs Transferring Data from Batch Jobs Examples Once you are set up for automatic authentication (see HPSS Passwords) you can access HPSS within batch...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Small Business Technology Transfer...  

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Business Technology Transfer Research program JBEI Research Receives Strong Industry Interest in DOE Technology Transfer Call On September 18, 2013, in Biofuels, Biomass, Energy,...

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Secretary Bodman Announces DOE Technology Transfer Coordinator...  

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DOE Technology Transfer Coordinator Secretary Bodman Announces DOE Technology Transfer Coordinator June 29, 2007 - 2:36pm Addthis Establishes Policy Board; Strengthens DOE Efforts...

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PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program  

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PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program publication is funded by the Division to them in California. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM MAY 2011, VOL. 3, NO. 1 California's Transition

California at Berkeley, University of

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Heat Transfer Enhancement in Thermoelectric Power Generation.  

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??Heat transfer plays an important role in thermoelectric (TE) power generation because the higher the heat-transfer rate from the hot to the cold side of (more)

Hu, Shih-yung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer Fluids Containing Nanoparticles | Argonne National...  

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Heat Transfer Fluids Containing Nanoparticles Technology available for licensing: A stable, nonreactive nanofluid that exhibits enhanced heat transfer properties with only a...

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Magneto-convective models of red dwarfs: constraints imposed by the lithium abundance  

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Magnetic fields impede the onset of convection, thereby altering the thermal structure of a convective envelope in a low mass star: this has an effect on the amount of lithium depletion in a magnetized star. In order to quantify this effect, we have applied a magneto-convective model to two low mass stars for which lithium abundances and precise structural parameters are known: YY Gem and CU Cnc. For both stars, we have obtained models which satisfy empirical constraints on the following parameters: R, L, surface magnetic field strength, and Li abundance. In the case of YY Gem, we have obtained a model which satisfies the empirical constraints with an internal magnetic field of several megagauss: such a field strength is within the range of a dynamo where the field energy is in equipartition with rotational energy deep inside the convection zone. However, in the case of CU Cnc, the Li requires an internal magnetic field which is probably too strong for a dynamo origin: we suggest possible alternatives which m...

MacDonald, J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

New axion and hidden photon constraints from a solar data global fit  

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We present a new statistical analysis that combines helioseismology (sound speed, surface helium and convective radius) and solar neutrino observations (boron and beryllium fluxes) to place upper limits to the properties of non standard weakly interacting particles. Our analysis includes theoretical and observational errors, accounts for tensions between input parameters of solar models and can be easily extended to include other observational constraints. We present two applications to test the method: the well studied case of axions and axion-like particles and the more novel case of low mass hidden photons. For axions we obtain an upper limit at 3 sigma for the axion-photon coupling constant of g_a-gamma < 4 x 10^-10 GeV^-1. For hidden photons we obtain the most restrictive upper limit for the product of the kinetic mixing and mass of chi < 1.82 x 10^-12 eV/m at 3 sigma. Both cases improve the previous solar constraints based on the Standard Solar Models showing the power of our global statistical ap...

Vinyoles, Nria; Villante, Francesco L; Basu, Sarbani; Redondo, Javier; Isern, Jordi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China's Coal: Demand, Constraints, and Externalities  

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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

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Contact NETL Technology Transfer Group  

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NETL Technology Transfer Group techtransfer@netl.doe.gov May 2012 Significance * Applicable to subcritical and supercritical air-fired boiler designs * Eliminates the need to mimic air-fired heat transfer characteristics in order to meet existing dry steam load demands * Reduces retrofit complexity, time, and cost Applications * Retrofitting of conventional air-fired boilers Opportunity Research is active on the patent-pending technology, titled "Temperature

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Energy Cost of Information Transfer  

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From thermodynamic and causality considerations a general upper bound on the rate at which information can be transferred in terms of the message energy is inferred. This bound is consistent with Shannon's bounds for a band-limited channel. It prescribes the minimum energy cost for information transferred over a given time interval. As an application, a fundamental upper bound of 1015 operations/sec on the speed of an ideal digital computer is established.

Jacob D. Bekenstein

1981-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Transfer Factors for Contaminant Uptake by Fruit and Nut Trees  

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Transfer of radionuclides from soils into plants is one of the key mechanisms for long-term contamination of the human food chain. Nearly all computer models that address soil-to-plant uptake of radionuclides use empirically-derived transfer factors to address this process. Essentially all available soil-to-plant transfer factors are based on measurements in annual crops. Because very few measurements are available for tree fruits, samples were taken of alfalfa and oats and the stems, leaves, and fruits and nuts of almond, apple, apricot, carob, fig, grape, nectarine, pecan, pistachio (natural and grafted), and pomegranate, along with local surface soil. The samples were dried, ground, weighed, and analyzed for trace constituents through a combination of induction-coupled plasma mass spectrometry and instrumental neutron activation analysis for a wide range of naturally-occurring elements. Analysis results are presented and converted to soil-to-plant transfer factors. These are compared to commonly used and internationally recommended values. Those determined for annual crops are very similar to commonly-used values; those determined for tree fruits show interesting differences. Most macro- and micronutrients are slightly reduced in fruits; non-essential elements are reduced further. These findings may be used in existing computer models and may allow development of tree-fruit-specific transfer models.

Napier, Bruce A.; Fellows, Robert J.; Minc, Leah D.

2013-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Global fits of the cMSSM and NUHM including the LHC Higgs discovery and new XENON100 constraints  

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We present global fits of the constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (cMSSM) and the Non-Universal Higgs Model (NUHM), including the most recent CMS constraint on the Higgs boson mass, 5.8 fb{sup ?1} integrated luminosity null Supersymmetry searches by ATLAS, the new LHCb measurement of BR( B-bar {sub s} ? ?{sup +}?{sup ?}) and the 7-year WMAP dark matter relic abundance determination. We include the latest dark matter constraints from the XENON100 experiment, marginalising over astrophysical and particle physics uncertainties. We present Bayesian posterior and profile likelihood maps of the highest resolution available today, obtained from up to 350M points. We find that the new constraint on the Higgs boson mass has a dramatic impact, ruling out large regions of previously favoured cMSSM and NUHM parameter space. In the cMSSM, light sparticles and predominantly gaugino-like dark matter with a mass of a few hundred GeV are favoured. The NUHM exhibits a strong preference for heavier sparticle masses and a Higgsino-like neutralino with a mass of 1 TeV. The future ton-scale XENON1T direct detection experiment will probe large portions of the currently favoured cMSSM and NUHM parameter space. The LHC operating at 14 TeV collision energy will explore the favoured regions in the cMSSM, while most of the regions favoured in the NUHM will remain inaccessible. Our best-fit points achieve a satisfactory quality-of-fit, with p-values ranging from 0.21 to 0.35, so that none of the two models studied can be presently excluded at any meaningful significance level.

Strege, C.; Trotta, R. [Astrophysics Group, and Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Bertone, G. [GRAPPA Institute, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1090 GL Amsterdam (Netherlands); Feroz, F. [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J.J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Fornasa, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, University Park NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Austri, R. Ruiz de, E-mail: charlotte.strege09@imperial.ac.uk, E-mail: gf.bertone@gmail.com, E-mail: f.feroz@mrao.cam.ac.uk, E-mail: fornasam@gmail.com, E-mail: rruiz@ific.uv.es, E-mail: r.trotta@imperial.ac.uk [Instituto de Fsica Corpuscular, IFIC-UV/CSIC, Valencia (Spain)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observational constraints to a unified cosmological model  

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We propose a phenomenological unified model for dark matter and dark energy based on an equation of state parameter $w$ that scales with the $\\arctan$ of the redshift. The free parameters of the model are three constants: $\\Omega_{b0}$, $\\alpha$ and $\\beta$. Parameter $\\alpha$ dictates the transition rate between the matter dominated era and the accelerated expansion period. The ratio $\\beta / \\alpha$ gives the redshift of the equivalence between both regimes. Cosmological parameters are fixed by observational data from Primordial Nucleosynthesis (PN), Supernovae of the type Ia (SNIa), Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO). The calibration of the 138 GRBs events is performed using the 580 SNIa of the Union2.1 data set and a new set of 79 high-redshift GRBs is obtained. The various sets of data are used in different combinations to constraint the parameters through statistical analysis. The unified model is compared to the $\\Lambda$CDM model and their differences are emphasized.

Cuzinatto, R R; de Morais, E M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Theory of constraints and outsourcing decisions  

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A new management philosophy, named the theory of constraints (TOC), has changed thinking about production and operations management. According to this philosophy the particular company's goal is ''to make money now and in the future''. At the very top level financial analysis, measures like profits, profitability and cash flow could be used to conclude if the organisation has moved closer to its goal. However, at the other levels of organisation, TOC uses three different performance measures to ensure its goal: 1) throughput 2) investment and 3) operating expense. Applications of these three different performance measures are called throughput accounting, which has been seen in most instances as opposite to conventional and more developed management accounting approaches (e.g. activity based costing). In this paper, we firstly demonstrate the product mix decision based on conventional management approaches and TOC. This hypothetical example is later enlarged to consider outsourcing also. Both of these examples reveal the same conclusions a conventional management approach will give inadequate results, if profit is the measure of success.

Olli-Pekka Hilmola

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

A 3D radiative transfer framework: II. line transfer problems  

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Higher resolution telescopes as well as 3D numerical simulations will require the development of detailed 3D radiative transfer calculations. Building upon our previous work we extend our method to include both continuum and line transfer. We present a general method to calculate radiative transfer including scattering in the continuum as well as in lines in 3D static atmospheres. The scattering problem for line transfer is solved via means of an operator splitting (OS) technique. The formal solution is based on a long-characteristics method. The approximate $\\Lambda$ operator is constructed considering nearest neighbors {\\em exactly}. The code is parallelized over both wavelength and solid angle using the MPI library. We present the results of several test cases with different values of the thermalization parameter and two choices for the temperature structure. The results are directly compared to 1D spherical tests. With our current grid setup the interior resolution is much lower in 3D than in 1D, nevertheless the 3D results agree very well with the well-tested 1D calculations. We show that with relatively simple parallelization that the code scales to very large number of processors which is mandatory for practical applications. Advances in modern computers will make realistic 3D radiative transfer calculations possible in the near future. Our current code scales to very large numbers of processors, but requires larger memory per processor at high spatial resolution.

E. Baron; Peter H. Hauschildt

2007-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

420

Nuclear Masses in Astrophysics  

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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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EMSL - Mass Spectrometer  

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mass-spectrometer en Physical Properties of Ambient and Laboratory-Generated Secondary Organic Aerosol. http:www.emsl.pnl.govemslwebpublicationsphysical-properties-ambient-and...

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Development and assessment of a coupled strategy for conjugate heat transfer with Large Eddy Simulation: Application to a cooled turbine blade  

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Development and assessment of a coupled strategy for conjugate heat transfer with Large Eddy walls is an important phenomenon in combustion chambers and a main design constraint in gas turbines- tionally expensive method, the aim of this paper is to develop and assess a suitable strategy based on LES

Nicoud, Franck

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The extended ROSAT-ESO Flux-Limited X-ray Galaxy Cluster Survey (REFLEX II) VI. Effect of massive neutrinos on the cosmological constraints from clusters  

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Clusters of galaxies are important probes for the large-scale structure that allow us to test cosmological models. With the REFLEX II galaxy cluster survey we previously derived tight constraints on the cosmological parameters for the matter density, Omega_m, and the amplitude parameter of the matter density fluctuations, sigma_8. Whereas in these previous studies no effect of massive neutrinos was taken into account, we explore these effects in the present publication. We derive cosmological constraints for the sum of the neutrino masses of the conventional three neutrino families in the range 0 to 0.6 eV. The influence on the constraints of Omega_m and sigma_8 for the expected mass range is weak. Interesting constraints on the neutrino properties can be derived by comparing the cluster data with those from the Planck cosmic microwave background observations. The current tension between the Planck results and clusters can formally be resolved with neutrino masses of about M_nu = 0.45 (+- 0.28, 1-sigma) eV. W...

Boehringer, Hans

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

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

425

Canister Transfer System Description Document  

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The Canister Transfer System receives transportation casks containing large and small disposable canisters, unloads the canisters from the casks, stores the canisters as required, loads them into disposal containers (DCs), and prepares the empty casks for re-shipment. Cask unloading begins with cask inspection, sampling, and lid bolt removal operations. The cask lids are removed and the canisters are unloaded. Small canisters are loaded directly into a DC, or are stored until enough canisters are available to fill a DC. Large canisters are loaded directly into a DC. Transportation casks and related components are decontaminated as required, and empty casks are prepared for re-shipment. One independent, remotely operated canister transfer line is provided in the Waste Handling Building System. The canister transfer line consists of a Cask Transport System, Cask Preparation System, Canister Handling System, Disposal Container Transport System, an off-normal canister handling cell with a transfer tunnel connecting the two cells, and Control and Tracking System. The Canister Transfer System operating sequence begins with moving transportation casks to the cask preparation area with the Cask Transport System. The Cask Preparation System prepares the cask for unloading and consists of cask preparation manipulator, cask inspection and sampling equipment, and decontamination equipment. The Canister Handling System unloads the canister(s) and places them into a DC. Handling equipment consists of a bridge crane/hoist, DC loading manipulator, lifting fixtures, and small canister staging racks. Once the cask has been unloaded, the Cask Preparation System decontaminates the cask exterior and returns it to the Carrier/Cask Handling System via the Cask Transport System. After the DC is fully loaded, the Disposal Container Transport System moves the DC to the Disposal Container Handling System for welding. To handle off-normal canisters, a separate off-normal canister handling cell is located adjacent to the canister transfer cell and is interconnected to the transfer cell by means of the off-normal canister transfer tunnel. All canister transfer operations are controlled by the Control and Tracking System. The system interfaces with the Carrier/Cask Handling System for incoming and outgoing transportation casks. The system also interfaces with the Disposal Container Handling System, which prepares the DC for loading and subsequently seals the loaded DC. The system support interfaces are the Waste Handling Building System and other internal Waste Handling Building (WHB) support systems.

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2000-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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CANISTER TRANSFER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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The Canister Transfer System receives transportation casks containing large and small disposable canisters, unloads the canisters from the casks, stores the canisters as required, loads them into disposal containers (DCs), and prepares the empty casks for re-shipment. Cask unloading begins with cask inspection, sampling, and lid bolt removal operations. The cask lids are removed and the canisters are unloaded. Small canisters are loaded directly into a DC, or are stored until enough canisters are available to fill a DC. Large canisters are loaded directly into a DC. Transportation casks and related components are decontaminated as required, and empty casks are prepared for re-shipment. One independent, remotely operated canister transfer line is provided in the Waste Handling Building System. The canister transfer line consists of a Cask Transport System, Cask Preparation System, Canister Handling System, Disposal Container Transport System, an off-normal canister handling cell with a transfer tunnel connecting the two cells, and Control and Tracking System. The Canister Transfer System operating sequence begins with moving transportation casks to the cask preparation area with the Cask Transport System. The Cask Preparation System prepares the cask for unloading and consists of cask preparation manipulator, cask inspection and sampling equipment, and decontamination equipment. The Canister Handling System unloads the canister(s) and places them into a DC. Handling equipment consists of a bridge crane hoist, DC loading manipulator, lifting fixtures, and small canister staging racks. Once the cask has been unloaded, the Cask Preparation System decontaminates the cask exterior and returns it to the Carrier/Cask Handling System via the Cask Transport System. After the DC is fully loaded, the Disposal Container Transport System moves the DC to the Disposal Container Handling System for welding. To handle off-normal canisters, a separate off-normal canister handling cell is located adjacent to the canister transfer cell and is interconnected to the transfer cell by means of the off-normal canister transfer tunnel. All canister transfer operations are controlled by the Control and Tracking System. The system interfaces with the Carrier/Cask Handling System for incoming and outgoing transportation casks. The system also interfaces with the Disposal Container Handling System, which prepares the DC for loading and subsequently seals the loaded DC. The system support interfaces are the Waste Handling Building System and other internal Waste Handling Building (WHB) support systems.

B. Gorpani

2000-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

427

Technology Transfer Office FY2011 Annual Report  

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Technology Transfer Office FY2011 Annual Report #12;TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ADVISORY COMMITTEES The UC San Diego Technology Transfer Advisory Committee (TTAC) is responsible for general oversight of the university? s technology transfer program. This standing committee is appointed by the chancellor

Hasty, Jeff

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Technology Transfer office 2008 Annual Report  

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Technology Transfer office 2008 Annual Report #12;The UC San Diego Technology Transfer Advisory Committee (TTAC) is responsible for general oversight of the university's technology transfer program. It meets periodically to assess UC San Diego's technology transfer practices and guides the overall

Fainman, Yeshaiahu

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Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Services  

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Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Services B I E N N I A L R E P O R T 03­04 #12;University of California, San Diego Technology Transfer Advisory Committee The UCSD Technology Transfer Advisory Committee (TTAC) is responsible for general oversight of the UCSD Technology Transfer Program

Fainman, Yeshaiahu

430

Elbow mass flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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. 3 figs.

McFarland, A.R.; Rodgers, J.C.; Ortiz, C.A.; Nelson, D.C.

1994-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

431

The Origins of Mass  

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The Higgs boson was discovered in July of 2012 and is generally understood to be the origin of mass. While those statements are true, they are incomplete. It turns out that the Higgs boson is responsible for only about 2% of the mass of ordinary matter. In this dramatic new video, Dr. Don Lincoln of Fermilab tells us the rest of the story.

Lincoln, Don

2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

432

Gas Chromatography -Mass Spectrometry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

GCMS - 1 Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry GC-MS ANALYSIS OF ETHANOL AND BENZENE IN GASOLINE Last updated: June 17, 2014 #12;GCMS - 2 Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry GC-MS ANALYSIS). The goal of this experiment is to separate the components in a sample of gasoline using Gas Chromatography

Nizkorodov, Sergey

433

W Transverse Mass  

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Some Data Analysis Some Data Analysis The Tevatron produces millions of collisions each second in CDF and DZero. The detectors have hardware triggers to decide if a collision is "interesting," that is it contains a candidate event for any one of a number studies. Our dataset contains 48,844 candidate events for a W mass study. There are other datasets to study Z mass, top and b quarks, QCD, etc. Why don't all the W decays give exactly the same mass? Are all these candidates really Ws? What if we chose only some of these data. How would our choice effect the value of the transverse mass? Work with your classmates. Test the data to see what you can learn. Help with data analysis. Record the best estimate of the W transverse mass from your data analysis. Explain which data you used and why. Check with your classmates and explain any differences between your estimate and theirs.

434

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

435

Concurrent Constraint Programming and NonCommutative Logic  

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Concurrent Constraint Programming and Non­Commutative Logic Paul Ruet ? , Fran¸cois Fages LIENS as formula, computation­as­proof­search paradigm. This paradigm, first introduced for the Horn clause

Ruet, Paul

436

Motion Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Resource Constraints  

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Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently used in several surveillance applications to monitor a set of targets and collect relevant data. One of the main constraints that characterize a small UAV is the maximum amount of fuel the vehicle...

Sundar, Kaarthik

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

437

Composing Constraint Solvers IPA Dissertation Series 2005-18  

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Composing Constraint Solvers #12;IPA Dissertation Series 2005-18 The work reported in this thesis the auspices of the research school IPA (Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics

Zoeteweij, Peter

438

Synthesizing filtering algorithms for global chance-constraints  

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Stochastic Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SCSPs) are a powerful modeling framework for problems under uncertainty. To solve them is a P-Space task. The only solution approach to date compiles down SCSPs into classical CSPs. This allows the reuse of ...

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

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Dynamical constraints from field line topology in magnetic flux tubes  

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A topological constraint on the dynamics of a magnetic field in a flux tube arises from the fixed point indices of its field line mapping. This can explain unexpected behaviour in recent resistive-magnetohydrodynamic simulations of magnetic relaxation. Here we present the theory for a general periodic flux tube, representing, for example, a toroidal confinement device or a solar coronal loop. We show how an ideal dynamics on the side boundary of the tube implies that the sum of indices over all interior fixed points is invariant. This constraint applies to any continuous evolution inside the tube, which may be turbulent and/or dissipative. We also consider the analogous invariants obtained from periodic points (fixed points of the iterated mapping). Although there is a countably infinite family of invariants, we show that they lead to at most two independent dynamical constraints. The second constraint applies only in certain magnetic configurations. Several examples illustrate the theory.

A. R. Yeates; G. Hornig

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

440

Solving CSP by Lagrangian Method with Importance of Constraints  

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We proposed a neural network called LPPH-CSP for solving constraint satisfaction problem (CSP). The LPPH-CSP is not trapped by any point which is not a solution of the CSP, and it can update all neurons simultane...

Takahiro Nakano; Masahiro Nagamatu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Volatility and Growth: Credit Constraints and the Composition of Investment  

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How does uncertainty and credit constraints affect the cyclical composition of investment and thereby volatility and growth? This paper addresses this question within a model where firms engage in two types of investment: ...

Aghion, Philippe

442

Constraint satisfaction modules : a methodology for analog circuit design  

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This dissertation describes a methodology for solving convex constraint problems using analog circuits. It demonstrates how this methodology can be used to design circuits that solve function-fitting problems through ...

Mitros, Piotr, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

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

444

Genetic Programming with Guaranteed Constraints Colin G. Johnson  

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Genetic Programming with Guaranteed Constraints Colin G. Johnson Computing Laboratory University of Kent at Canterbury Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF, England e-mail: C.G.Johnson@ukc.ac.uk Abstract: Genetic

Kent, University of

445

Stochastic constraints for vision-aided inertial navigation  

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This thesis describes a new method to improve inertial navigation using feature-based constraints from one or more video cameras. The proposed method lengthens the period of time during which a human or vehicle can navigate ...

Diel, David D., 1979-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Toward the Synthesis of Constraint Solvers Douglas R. Smith  

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Toward the Synthesis of Constraint Solvers Douglas R. Smith Stephen J. Westfold Kestrel Institute Palo Alto, CA 94304 {smith,westfold}@kestrel.edu 2 November 2013 Abstract We develop a basic

Smith, Douglas R.

447

Landscape responses to intraplate tectonism: Quantitative constraints from 10  

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Landscape responses to intraplate tectonism: Quantitative constraints from 10 Be nuclide abundances approach for identifying neotectonic forcing of landscape evolution in mildly deforming continental or absent, implying that 10 Be concentration may act as a `tracer' for disequilibrium landscapes responding

Sandiford, Mike

448

Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Gas  

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

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,

449

QER Public Meeting in Bismarck, ND: Infrastructure Constraints...  

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of the meeting transcript.1 See below to download a PDF of the background memo for the Bakken Infrastructure Constraints meeting. See below to download a PDFs of the speaker's...

450

Dynamical Masses for Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars: A Preliminary Physical Orbit for HD 98800 B  

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We report on Keck Interferometer observations of the double-lined binary (B) component of the quadruple pre-main sequence (PMS) system HD 98800. With these interferometric observations combined with astrometric measurements made by the Hubble Space Telescope Fine Guidance Sensors (FGS), and published radial velocity observations we have estimated preliminary visual and physical orbits of the HD 98800 B subsystem. Our orbit model calls for an inclination of 66.8 $\\pm$ 3.2 deg, and allows us to infer the masses and luminosities of the individual components. In particular we find component masses of 0.699 $\\pm$ 0.064 and 0.582 $\\pm$ 0.051 M$_{\\sun}$ for the Ba (primary) and Bb (secondary) components respectively. Modeling of the component SEDs finds temperatures and luminosities in agreement with previous studies, and coupled with the component mass estimates allows for comparison with PMS models in the low-mass regime with few empirical constraints. Solar abundance models seem to under-predict the inferred component temperatures and luminosities, while assuming slightly sub-solar abundances bring the models and observations into better agreement. The present preliminary orbit does not yet place significant constraints on existing pre-main sequence stellar models, but prospects for additional observations improving the orbit model and component parameters are very good.

A. F. Boden; A. I. Sargent; R. L. Akeson; J. M. Carpenter; G. Torres; D. W. Latham; D. R. Soderblom; E. Nelan; O. G. Franz; L. H. Wasserman

2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

451

Technology transfer | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Technology transfer Technology transfer Technology available for licensing: CURLSNovember 21, 2013 Containment Unidirectional Resource Loading System expands flexibility of glove boxes and other containment systems. Read more about Technology available for licensing: CURLS Rhodobacter System for the Expression of Membrane Proteins Using photosynthetic bacteria (Rhodobacter) for the expression of heterologous membrane proteins Read more about Rhodobacter System for the Expression of Membrane Proteins Synthesizing Membrane Proteins Using In Vitro Methodology This in vitro, cell-free expression system caters to the production of protein types that are challenging to study: membrane proteins, membrane-associated proteins, and soluble proteins that require complex redox cofactors.

452

RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN ULTRARELATIVISTIC OUTFLOWS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Analytical and numerical solutions are obtained for the equation of radiative transfer in ultrarelativistic opaque jets. The solution describes the initial trapping of radiation, its adiabatic cooling, and the transition to transparency. Two opposite regimes are examined. (1) Matter-dominated outflow. Surprisingly, radiation develops enormous anisotropy in the fluid frame before decoupling from the fluid. The radiation is strongly polarized. (2) Radiation-dominated outflow. The transfer occurs as if radiation propagated in vacuum, preserving the angular distribution and the blackbody shape of the spectrum. The escaping radiation has a blackbody spectrum if (and only if) the outflow energy is dominated by radiation up to the photospheric radius.

Beloborodov, Andrei M., E-mail: amb@phys.columbia.edu [Physics Department and Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, 538 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027 (United States)

2011-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

453

Technology Transfer award funding data* Figure 1. Current Technology Transfer awards  

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6 1 4 3 48 23 30 10 Technology Transfer award funding data* Figure 1. Current Technology Transfer awards Numbers represent active grants as at 1 October 2013 Figure 2. Technology Transfer award Transfer funding division. In the 2012/13 financial year Technology Transfer approved awards worth a total

Rambaut, Andrew

454

Journal of Heat Transfer1999 JHT Heat Transfer Gallery Department of Mechanical 8. Aerospace Engineering  

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Journal of Heat Transfer1999 JHT Heat Transfer Gallery S. M. You Department of Mechanical 8 Transfer Visualization Committee organized two photo gallery sessions in 1998. The International Heat Transfer Photo Gallery was held at the l la' International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC) in Kyongju

Kihm, IconKenneth David

455

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

456

Leisure constraints which affect continued nonresident hunter participation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

thesis research. I am grateful for their time, patience, and good humor. I would like to thank McAllister Maxwell, William Cook, Sara Steen, and Kelly Strnadel for their help preparing survey mailouts, offering advice, and continued support. Jason... not significantly different in the constraints they felt affected their hunting participation. Both groups listed no time due to family or work commitments, high lease cost, and distance as their greatest constraints to hunting in Texas. No significant...

Cook, Kathrine Helen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Constraints on new interactions from neutron scattering experiments  

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Constraints for the constants of hypothetical Yukawa-type corrections to the Newtonian gravitational potential are obtained from analysis of neutron scattering experiments. Restrictions are obtained for the interaction range between 10^{-12} and 10^{-7} cm, where Casimir force experiments and atomic force microscopy are not sensitive. Experimental limits are obtained also for non-electromagnetic inverse power law neutron-nucleus potential. Some possibilities are discussed to strengthen these constraints.

Yu. N. Pokotilovski

2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

458

The helium-core mass at the helium flash in low-mass red giant stars observations and theory  

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The method developed by Raffelt (1990a,b,c) to estimate a possible increase in the standard values of the helium-core mass at the tip of the red giant branch, \\Mc, from properties of the color-magnitude diagrams of Galactic globular clusters is employed. In the present study, we revise and update Raffelt's database, including also constraints from RR Lyrae pulsation, and find that a small increase, by \\Delta\\Mc \\approx 0.01\\pm 0.015 \\Msun, cannot be ruled out with the present data and evolutionary models. Our new upper limits on \\Delta\\Mc are less restrictive than those previously obtained by Raffelt, as are the corresponding constraints on novel astroparticle phenomena which may affect the evolution of low-mass red giants. Within the estimated uncertainties, however, the standard values of \\Mc may also be acceptable. Raffelt's method does not rule out a low envelope helium abundance in globular cluster giants, though again the standard values are compatible with the available constraints. The influence of a ...

Catelan, M

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Heat transfer analysis in Stirling engine heat input system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

One of the major factor in commercialization of Stirling engine is mass productivity, and the heat input system including tubular heater is one of the obstacles to mass production because of its complexity in shape and difficulty in manufacturing, which resulted from using oxidation-resistant, low-creep alloys which are not easy to machine and weld. Therefore a heater heat exchanger which is very simple in shape and easy to make has been devised, and a burner system appropriate to this heater also has been developed. In this paper specially devised heat input system which includes a heater shell shaped like U-cup and a flame tube located in the heater shell is analyzed in point of heat transfer processes to find optimum heat transfer. To enhance the heat transfer from the flame tube to the heater shell wall, it is required that the flame tube diameter be enlarged as close to the heater shell diameter as possible, and the flame tube temperature be raised as high as possible. But the enlargement of the flame tube diameter should be restricted by the state of combustion affected by hydraulic resistance of combustion gas, and the boost of the flame tube temperature should be considered carefully in the aspects of the flame tube`s service life.

Chung, W.; Kim, S. [LG Electronics Inc., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Living System Lab.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

460

Simulation of heat transfer in the unsaturated zone  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Heat transfer can play an important role in fluid flow near the emplacement site of high-level nuclear waste. The effects on far- field flow can be important in understanding net moisture fluxes above the repository zone. The convection in the unsaturated zone at the Yucca Mountain site was responsible for this movement. If this is so, then the convection could provide a mechanism for drying the rock above the repository zone and thus provide a buffer for heavy rainfall events. In addition, the convection would increase the movement of gaseous radionuclides such as {sup 14}CO{sub 2}, tritiated water vapor, and {sup 129}I (Weeks, 1987). Because of the complexity of the problem, numerical models were required to calculate gas flow and vapor transport at the site. Kipp previously modeled this problem using the code HST3D. This code represents the flow of a single-phase fluid with both heat- and mass-transfer effects included. Water density and partial pressure effects are accounted for by the virtual temperature method. In this paper, the problem was simulated using the code FEHMN, a finite-element heat- and mass-transfer code being developed for the Yucca Mountain Project. The work described in this paper was done in preparation of the upcoming problem to be formulated for the Performance Assessment Calculation Exercise. 5 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Zyvoloski, G.

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Mass of Ca-36  

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PH YS ICA 1. RE VIK W C VO I. UMK 15, 5 UMBER 6 Mass of ~Cat R. E. Tribble, ~ J. D. Cossairt, and R. A. Kenefick Cyclotron Institute and Physics Department, Texas AChM University, College Station, Texas 77843 (Received 14 October 1976) The ' Ca...('He, He)' Ca reaction has been used to provide the first observation of the nuclide ' Ca. The Q value and mass excess were found to be ?57.58~0.04 and ?6.44+0.04 MeV, respectively. The new mass completes four members of the A = 36 isobaric quintet...

Tribble, Robert E.; Cossairt, J. D.; Kenefick, R. A.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Probing the geometric nature of particles mass in graphene systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

According to undulatory mechanics, the Compton periodicity, which is the intrinsic proper-time recurrence of a wave function, determines the mass of the corresponding elementary particles. This provides a geometric description of the rest mass which can be consistently applied to derive the effective mass spectrum and electronic properties of the elementary charge carriers in carbon nanotubes and other condensed matter systems. The Compton periodicity is determined by the boundary conditions associated to the curled-up dimension of carbon nanotubes or analogous constraints of the charge carrier wave function. This approach shows an interesting interplay between particle physics and relativistic space-time, as well as analogies with the Kaluza-Klein theory and Holography.

Donatello Dolce; Andrea Perali

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

463

Submersible canned motor transfer pump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A transfer pump used in a waste tank for transferring high-level radioactive liquid waste from a waste tank and having a column assembly, a canned electric motor means, and an impeller assembly with an upper impeller and a lower impeller connected to a shaft of a rotor assembly. The column assembly locates a motor housing with the electric motor means adjacent to the impeller assembly which creates an hydraulic head, and which forces the liquid waste, into the motor housing to cool the electric motor means and to cool and/or lubricate the radial and thrust bearing assemblies. Hard-on-hard bearing surfaces of the bearing assemblies and a ring assembly between the upper impeller and electric motor means grind large particles in the liquid waste flow. Slots in the static bearing member of the radial bearing assemblies further grind down the solid waste particles so that only particles smaller than the clearances in the system can pass therethrough, thereby resisting damage to and the interruption of the operation of the transfer pump. The column assembly is modular so that sections can be easily assembled, disassembled and/or removed. A second embodiment employs a stator jacket which provides an alternate means for cooling the electric motor means and lubricating and/or cooling the bearing assemblies, and a third embodiment employs a variable level suction device which allows liquid waste to be drawn into the transfer pump from varying and discrete levels in the waste tank.

Guardiani, Richard F. (Ohio Township, Allegheny County, PA); Pollick, Richard D. (Sarver, PA); Nyilas, Charles P. (Monroeville, PA); Denmeade, Timothy J. (Lower Burrell, PA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Spring 2014 Heat Transfer -1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Spring 2014 1 Heat Transfer - 1 Consider a cylindrical nuclear fuel rod of length L and diameter df and the tube at a rate m , and the outer surface of the tube is well insulated. Heat generation occurs within. The specific heat of water pc , and the thermal conductivity of the fuel rod fk are constants. The system

Virginia Tech

465

Data Transfer | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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Data Transfer Data Transfer The Blue Gene/P connects to other research institutions using a total of 20 GBs of public network connectivity. This allows scientists to transfer datasets to and from other institutions over fast research networks such as the Energy Science Network (ESNet) and the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN). Data Transfer Node Overview Two data transfer nodes are available to all Intrepid users, that provide the ability to perform wide and local area data transfers. dtn01.intrepid.alcf.anl.gov (alias for gs1.intrepid.alcf.anl.gov) dtn02.intrepid.alcf.anl.gov (alias for gs2.intrepid.alcf.anl.gov) Data Transfer Utilities HSI/HTAR HSI and HTAR allow users to transfer data to and from HPSS Using HPSS on Intrepid GridFTP GridFTP provides the ability to transfer data between trusted sites such

466

Transfer Guide: Philosophy: General Philosophy Concentration Revised: 1 December 2009 TRANSFER GUIDE AND PLANNING WORKSHEET  

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Transfer Guide: Philosophy: General Philosophy Concentration Revised: 1 December 2009 TRANSFER Degree ­ Philosophy general philosophy concentration This planning worksheet represents a guide for community college students transferring to Colorado State University and majoring in Philosophy: general

467

A question of mass  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present a pedagogical discussion of spontaneous symmetry breaking the Goldstone theorem and the Higgs mechanism. If the Higgs boson is found it might provide an explanation of the origin of mass.

Jeremy Bernstein

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Heavy Hybrid mesons Masses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We estimate the ground state masses of the heavy hybrid mesons using a phenomenological QCD-type potential. 0^{- -},1^{- -},0^{- +},1^{- +} and 0^{+ -} J^{PC} states are considered.

F. Iddir; L. Semlala

2006-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

469

MASS POLITICAL MOBILIZATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

................................................................................................................................................... MASS POLITICAL MOBILIZATION ................................................................................................................................................... Boix & Stokes: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Boixandstokes-chap21 Revise Proof page 497 20.4.2007 12:41pm #12;Boix & Stokes: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Boixandstokes-chap21

470

Masses of Fundamental Particles  

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In the original paper entitled, "Masses of Fundamental Particles"(arXiv:1109.3705v5, 10 Feb 2012), not only the masses of fundamental particles including the weak bosons, Higgs boson, quarks, and leptons, but also the mixing angles of quarks and those of neutrinos are all explained and/or predicted in the unified composite models of quarks and leptons successfully. In this addendum entitled, "Higgs Boson Mass in the Minimal Unified Subquark Model", it is emphasized that the Higgs boson mass is predicted to be about 130Gev in the minimal unified subquark model, which agrees well with the experimental values of 125-126GeV recently found by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at the LHC.

Hidezumi Terazawa

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

471

Mass of Cd104  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A quadrupole-dipole-dipole-dipole spectrograph has been used with a 34.6 MeV proton beam to observe the Cd106(p,t)Cd104 reaction. The Q value is measured and a mass excess of -83 963(14) keV is inferred for Cd104.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Cd106(p,t)Cd104, E=34.6 MeV; Q value measured; mass excess inferred.

R. A. Dewberry; R. T. Kouzes; R. A. Naumann

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

CSPs and complexity An instance of the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) consists of a set of  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CSPs and complexity An instance of the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) consists of a set to the variables in a way so that all constraints are (simultaneously) satisfied. The general CSP is NP-complete. However, when the CSP is restricted to a fixed constraint language (a set of allowed constraint

Zhao, Yuxiao

473

W Transverse Mass  

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Transverse Mass Histogram Transverse Mass Histogram Data for 49,844 candidate W events are in an Excel spreadsheet with the following data as shown in the table below: A B C D 1 Run No Event No W TMass GeV/c2 Bins 2 55237 19588 68.71732 3 55237 30799 72.19464 Get the data. Sort the data by ascending mass. Be sure to sort all the data in the first three columns! Make a histogram of the data. Rather than graphing the data as individual points, physicists group the data by mass. They consider the full range of the data and divide it into "bins" of equal range size. A histogram is a graph of the number of events in each bin vs. the bin range. They are looking for a peak in the data where most of the masses fall. This will be the value of the mass as detemined by that dataset, and the width of the distribution is a reflection of the errors in the measurements.

474

The Impact of Theoretical Uncertainties in the Halo Mass Function and Halo Bias on Precision Cosmology  

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We study the impact of theoretical uncertainty in the dark matter halo mass function and halo bias on dark energy constraints from imminent galaxy cluster surveys. We find that for an optical cluster survey like the Dark Energy Survey, the accuracy required on the predicted halo mass function to make it an insignificant source of error on dark energy parameters is ?1%. The analogous requirement on the predicted halo bias is less stringent (?5%), particularly if the observable-mass distribution can be well constrained by other means. These requirements depend upon survey area but are relatively insensitive to survey depth. The most stringent requirements are likely to come from a survey over a significant fraction of the sky that aims to observe clusters down to relatively low mass, M th ? 1013.7 h 1 M ?; for such a survey, the mass function and halo bias must be predicted to accuracies of ?0.5% and ?1%, respectively. These accuracies represent a limit on the practical need to calibrate ever more accurate halo mass and bias functions. We find that improving predictions for the mass function in the low-redshift and low-mass regimes is the most effective way to improve dark energy constraints.

Hao-Yi Wu; Andrew R. Zentner; Risa H. Wechsler

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

The Impact of Theoretical Uncertainties in the Halo Mass Function and Halo  

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We study the impact of theoretical uncertainty in the dark matter halo mass function and halo bias on dark energy constraints from imminent galaxy cluster surveys. We find that for an optical cluster survey like the Dark Energy Survey, the accuracy required on the predicted halo mass function to make it an insignificant source of error on dark energy parameters is {approx}1%. The analogous requirement on the predicted halo bias is less stringent ({approx}5%), particularly if the observable-mass distribution can be well constrained by other means. These requirements depend upon survey area but are relatively insensitive to survey depth. The most stringent requirements are likely to come from a survey over a significant fraction of the sky that aims to observe clusters down to relatively low mass, M{sub th}{approx} 10{sup 13.7} h{sup -1} M{sub sun}; for such a survey, the mass function and halo bias must be predicted to accuracies of {approx}0.5% and {approx}1%, respectively. These accuracies represent a limit on the practical need to calibrate ever more accurate halo mass and bias functions. We find that improving predictions for the mass function in the low-redshift and low-mass regimes is the most effective way to improve dark energy constraints.

Wu, Hao-Yi; Zentner, Andrew R.; Wechsler, Risa H.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC /Pittsburgh U. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC

2010-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

476

Measurement and Modeling Implications of Transfer and Transformation  

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Measurement and Modeling Implications of Transfer and Transformation Measurement and Modeling Implications of Transfer and Transformation Processes at the Plant/Air Interface Speaker(s): Randy Maddalena Date: October 13, 1998 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Sextro To understand the chemodynamic role of vegetation in a multimedia system, the rate and extent of chemical partitioning from adjacent environmental media and the rate of chemical transformation associated with vegetation need to be determined. An exposure system was used to isolate and expose above ground vegetation to semi-volatile air contaminants. Measurements of phenanthrene, anthracene, fluoranthene and pyrene in the chamber air and the plant tissue were collected during both the uptake and clearance phase of exposure events. The measurements were fitted to the mass balance of the

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Global Scale Movement and Foodchain Transfers of POPs  

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Global Scale Movement and Foodchain Transfers of POPs Global Scale Movement and Foodchain Transfers of POPs Speaker(s): Kevin C. Jones Date: February 20, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David Faulkner Anthropogenic activities have deliberately, accidentally and incidentally resulted in the release of persistent organic pollutants into the environment. The atmosphere is then a key medium to disperse them into the general environment, so that they may end up far away from their original source. Using examples of our own work to quantify the link between Atmospheric Emissions-Air-Vegetation-Grazing Animals and Humans, we will consider how chemicals may interact between the air and key environmental compartments. We will try to re-construct the mass balances and global budgets of key chemicals from field observations and monitoring, and

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ASSEMBLY TRANSFER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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The Assembly Transfer System (ATS) receives, cools, and opens rail and truck transportation casks from the Carrier/Cask Handling System (CCHS). The system unloads transportation casks consisting of bare Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) assemblies, single element canisters, and Dual Purpose Canisters (DPCs). For casks containing DPCs, the system opens the DPCs and unloads the SNF. The system stages the assemblies, transfer assemblies to and from fuel-blending inventory pools, loads them into Disposal Containers (DCs), temporarily seals and inerts the DC, decontaminates the DC and transfers it to the Disposal Container Handling System. The system also prepares empty casks and DPCs for off-site shipment. Two identical Assembly Transfer System lines are provided in the Waste Handling Building (WHB). Each line operates independently to handle the waste transfer throughput and to support maintenance operations. Each system line primarily consists of wet and dry handling areas. The wet handling area includes a cask transport system, cask and DPC preparation system, and a wet assembly handling system. The basket transport system forms the transition between the wet and dry handling areas. The dry handling area includes the dry assembly handling system, assembly drying system, DC preparation system, and DC transport system. Both the wet and dry handling areas are controlled by the control and tracking system. The system operating sequence begins with moving transportation casks to the cask preparation area. The cask preparation operations consist of cask cavity gas sampling, cask venting, cask cool-down, outer lid removal, and inner shield plug lifting fixture attachment. Casks containing bare SNF (no DPC) are filled with water and placed in the cask unloading pool. The inner shield plugs are removed underwater. For casks containing a DPC, the cask lid(s) is removed, and the DPC is penetrated, sampled, vented, and cooled. A DPC lifting fixture is attached and the cask is placed into the cask unloading pool. In the cask unloading pool the DPC is removed from the cask and placed in an overpack and the DPC lid is severed and removed. Assemblies are removed from either an open cask or DPC and loaded into assembly baskets positioned in the basket staging rack in the assembly unloading pool. A method called ''blending'' is utilized to load DCs with a heat output of less than 11.8 kW. This involves combining hotter and cooler assemblies from different baskets. Blending requires storing some of the hotter fuel assemblies in fuel-blending inventory pools until cooler assemblies are available. The assembly baskets are then transferred from the basket staging rack to the assembly handling cell and loaded into the assembly drying vessels. After drying, the assemblies are removed from the assembly drying vessels and loaded into a DC positioned below the DC load port. After installation of a DC inner lid and temporary sealing device, the DC is transferred to the DC decontamination cell where the top area of the DC, the DC lifting collar, and the DC inner lid and temporary sealing device are decontaminated, and the DC is evacuated and backfilled with inert gas to prevent prolonged clad exposure to air. The DC is then transferred to the Disposal Container Handling System for lid welding. In another cask preparation and decontamination area, lids are replaced on the empty transportation casks and DPC overpacks, the casks and DPC overpacks are decontaminated, inspected, and transferred to the Carrier/Cask Handling System for shipment off-site. All system equipment is designed to facilitate manual or remote operation, decontamination, and maintenance. The system interfaces with the Carrier/Cask Handling System for incoming and outgoing transportation casks and DPCs. The system also interfaces with the Disposal Container Handling System, which prepares the DC for loading and subsequently seals the loaded DC. The system support interfaces are the Waste Handling Building System and other internal WHB support systems.

B. Gorpani

2000-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on anomalous spin-spin interactions from spin-exchange collisions  

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A comparison between existing measurements and calculated cross sections for spin exchange between alkali-metal atoms and noble gases (specifically sodium and helium) is used to constrain anomalous spin-dependent forces between nuclei at the atomic scale ({approx}10{sup -8} cm). Combined with existing stringent limits on anomalous short-range, spin-dependent couplings of the proton, the dimensionless coupling constant for an axial vector interaction of the neutron arising from exchange of a boson of mass < or approx. 100 eV is constrained to be g{sub A}{sup n}/{radical}(4{pi}({h_bar}/2{pi})c)<2x10{sup -3}. Constraints are established for a velocity- and spin-dependent interaction {proportional_to}(I{center_dot}v)(K{center_dot}v), where I and K are the nuclear spins of He and Na, respectively, and v is the relative velocity of the atoms. Constraints on torsion gravity are also considered.

Jackson Kimball, D. F.; Boyd, Alec; Budker, D. [Department of Physics, California State University-East Bay, Hayward, California 94542-3084 (United States); Physics and Astronomy Department, Pomona College, Claremont, California 91711-6324 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720-7300, and Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on anomalous spin-spin interactions from spin-exchange collisions  

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Measured and calculated cross sections for spin-exchange between alkali atoms and noble gases (specifically sodium and helium) are used to constrain anomalous spin-dependent forces between nuclei at the atomic scale ($\\sim 10^{-8}~{\\rm cm}$). Combined with existing stringent limits on anomalous short-range, spin-dependent couplings of the proton, the dimensionless coupling constant for a heretofore undiscovered axial vector interaction of the neutron arising from exchange of a boson of mass $\\lesssim 100~{\\rm eV}$ is constrained to be $g_A^n/\\sqrt{4 \\pi \\hbar c} < 2 \\times 10^{-3}$. Constraints are established for a velocity- and spin-dependent interaction $\\propto \\prn{\\mathbf{I} \\cdot \\mathbf{v}} \\prn{\\mathbf{K} \\cdot \\mathbf{v}}$, where $\\mathbf{I}$ and $\\mathbf{K}$ are the nuclear spins of He and Na, respectively, and $\\mathbf{v}$ is the relative velocity of the atoms. Constraints on torsion gravity are also considered.

D. F. Jackson Kimball; Alec Boyd; D. Budker

2010-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DRY MERGERS AND THE FORMATION OF EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES: CONSTRAINTS FROM LENSING AND DYNAMICS  

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Dissipationless (gas-free or 'dry') mergers have been suggested to play a major role in the formation and evolution of early-type galaxies, particularly in growing their mass and size without altering their stellar populations. We perform a new test of the dry-merger hypothesis by comparing N-body simulations of realistic systems to empirical constraints provided by recent studies of lens early-type galaxies. We find that major and minor dry mergers (1) preserve the nearly isothermal structure (rho{sub tot} propor to r {sup -2}) of early-type galaxies within the observed scatter, (2) do not change more than the observed scatter the ratio between total mass M and 'virial' mass R {sub e}sigma{sup 2} {sub e2}/2G (where R {sub e} is the half-light radius and sigma{sub e2} is the projected velocity dispersion), (3) strongly increase galaxy sizes (R {sub e} propor to M {sup 0.85+}-{sup 0.17}) and weakly increase velocity dispersions (sigma{sub e2} propor to M {sup 0.06+}-{sup 0.08}) with mass, thus moving galaxies away from the local observed M-R {sub e} and M-sigma{sub e2} relations, and (4) introduce substantial scatter in the M-R {sub e} and M-sigma{sub e2} relations. Our findings imply that-unless there is a high degree of fine tuning of the mix of progenitors and types of interactions-present-day massive early-type galaxies could not have assembled more than approx50% of their mass, and increased their size by more than a factor approx1.8, via dry merging.

Nipoti, C. [Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, 40127 Bologna (Italy); Treu, T. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530 (United States); Bolton, A. S., E-mail: carlo.nipoti@unibo.i [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid scanning mass spectrometer  

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Mass spectrometers and residual gas analyzers (RGA) are used in a variety of applications for analysis of volatile and semi-volatile materials. Analysis is performed by detecting fragments of gas molecules, based on their mass to charge ratio, which are generated in the mass spectrometer. When used as a detector for a gas chromatograph, they function as a means to quantitatively identify isolated volatile species which have been separated from other species via the gas chromatograph. Vacuum Technology, Inc., (VTI) produces a magnetic sector mass spectrometer/RGA which is used in many industrial and laboratory environments. In order to increase the utility of this instrument, it is desirable to increase the mass scanning speed, thereby increasing the number of applications for which it is suited. This project performed the following three upgrades on the computer interface. (1) A new electrometer was designed and built to process the signal from the detector. This new electrometer is more sensitive, over 10 times faster, and over 100 times more stable than the electrometer it will replace. (2) The controller EPROM was reprogrammed with new firmware. This firmware acts as an operating system for the interface and is used to shuttle communications between the PC and the AEROVAC mass spectrometer. (3) The voltage regulator which causes the ion selector voltage to ramp to allow ions of selected mass to be sequentially detected was redesigned and prototyped. The redesigned voltage regulator can be ramped up or down more than 100 times faster than the existing regulator. These changes were incorporated into a prototype unit and preliminary performance testing conducted. Results indicated that scanning speed was significantly increased over the unmodified version.

Leckey, J.H. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Boeckmann, M.D. [Vacuum Technology, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1996-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The high density equation of state: constraints from accelerators and astrophysics  

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The nuclear equation of state (EoS) at high densities and/or extreme isospin is one of the longstanding problems of nuclear physics. In the last years substantial progress has been made to constrain the EoS both, from the astrophysical side and from accelerator based experiments. Heavy ion experiments support a soft EoS at moderate densities while the possible existence of high mass neutron star observations favors a stiff EoS. Ab initio calculations for the nuclear many-body problem make predictions for the density and isospin dependence of the EoS far away from the saturation point. Both, the constraints from astrophysics and accelerator based experiments are shown to be in agreement with the predictions from many-body theory.

Christian Fuchs

2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on gravity and dark energy from the pairwise kinematic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect  

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We calculate the constraints on dark energy and cosmic modifications to gravity achievable with upcoming cosmic microwave background (CMB) surveys sensitive to the Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effects. The analysis focuses on using the mean pairwise velocity of clusters as observed through the kinematic SZ effect (kSZ), an approach based on the same methods used for the first detection of the kSZ effect, and includes a detailed derivation and discussion of this statistic's covariance under a variety of different survey assumptions. The potential of current, Stage II, and upcoming, Stage III and Stage IV, CMB observations are considered, in combination with contemporaneous spectroscopic and photometric galaxy observations. A detailed assessment is made of the sensitivity to the assumed statistical and systematic uncertainties in the optical depth determination, the magnitude and uncertainty in the minimum detectable mass, and the importance of pairwise velocity correlations at small separations, where non-linear eff...

Mueller, Eva-Maria; Bean, Rachel; Niemack, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on dissipative unified dark matter  

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Modern cosmology suggests that the Universe contains two dark components dark matter and dark energy both unkown in laboratory physics and both lacking direct evidence. Alternatively, a unified dark sector, described by a single fluid, has been proposed. Dissipation is a common phenomenon in nature and it thus seems natural to consider models dominated by a viscous dark fluid. We focus on the study of bulk viscosity, as isotropy and homogeneity at large scales implies the suppression of shear viscosity, heat flow and diffusion. The generic ansatz ???{sup ?} for the coefficient of bulk viscosity (? denotes the mass/energy density), which for ? = ?1/2 mimics the ?CDM background evolution, offers excellent fits to supernova and H(z) data. We show that viscous dark fluids suffer from large contributions to the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect (generalising a previous study by Li and Barrow) and a suppression of structure growth at small-scales (as seen from a generalized Meszaros equation). Based on recent observations, we conclude that viscous dark fluid models (with ???{sup ?} and neglecting baryons) are strongly challenged.

Velten, Hermano [Universidade Federal do Esprito Santo, Av. Fernando Ferrari, Goiabeiras, Vitria (Brazil); Schwarz, Dominik J., E-mail: velten@physik.uni-bielefeld.de, E-mail: dschwarz@physik.uni-bielefeld.de [Fakultt fr Physik, Universitt Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld (Germany)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TECHNOLOGY LICENSE APPLICATION Office of Technology Transfer  

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Page 1 TECHNOLOGY LICENSE APPLICATION Office of Technology Transfer UT-Battelle, LLC (UT. One of the functions of UT-BATTELLE's Office of Technology Transfer is to negotiate license agreements

Pennycook, Steve

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Technology Application Centers: Facilitating Technology Transfer  

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transfer plus technology application. A&C Enercom has learned from experience that technology deployment will not occur unless utilities achieve both technology transfer (e.g, the dissemination of information) and technology application (e.g., the direct...

Kuhel, G. J.

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Revitalizing the Knowledge Capture & Transfer Program (KCTP)...  

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Revitalizing the Knowledge Capture & Transfer Program (KCTP) Revitalizing the Knowledge Capture & Transfer Program (KCTP) March 4, 2014 - 12:15pm Addthis HC-20 is in the process of...

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Heat Transfer through Strongly Magnetized Ferrofluids  

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8 April 1991 research-article Heat Transfer through Strongly Magnetized Ferrofluids P. J. Blennerhassett...under microgravity conditions, the ratio of the steady heat transfer by convection to that by conduction can be up to 10...

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEAT AND MOISTURE TRANSFER THROUGH CLOTHING  

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J. & Cheng, X. -Y. 2005. Heat and moisture transfer withof the combined diffusion of heat and water vapor throughMathematical simulation of heat and moisture transfer in a

Voelker, Conrad; Hoffmann, Sabine; Kornadt, Oliver; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Huizenga, Charlie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase-Transfer Catalysis: Fundamentals I  

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Critical to the success of phase-transfer catalytic (PTC) processes are (1) the maximization of the rate of transfer of reactant anions from the aqueous or solid phase to the organic phase, (2) the maximizatio...

Charles M. Starks; Charles L. Liotta; Marc E. Halpern

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Research Facilities  

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Research Facilities Research Facilities Photo of Solar Energy Research Facility building at NREL. NREL's Solar Energy Research Facility is one of many world-class facilities available to public and private agencies. For developing commercially viable energy products, organizations may partner with NREL to use our state-of-the-art laboratories, and testing and user facilities. Visit NREL's Research Facilities Web site to learn more about them. We typically develop technology partnership agreements for using our facilities and/or working with our researchers. 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?

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Information transfer at multiple scales  

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In the study of complex systems a fundamental issue is the mapping of the networks of interaction between constituent subsystems of a complex system or between multiple complex systems. Such networks define the web of dependencies and patterns of continuous and dynamic coupling between the systems elements characterized by directed flow of information spanning multiple spatial and temporal scales. Here, we propose a wavelet-based extension of transfer entropy to measure directional transfer of information between coupled systems at multiple time scales and demonstrate its effectiveness by studying (a) three artificial maps, (b) physiological recordings, and (c) the time series recorded from a chaos-controlled simulated robot. Limitations and potential extensions of the proposed method are discussed.

Max Lungarella; Alex Pitti; Yasuo Kuniyoshi

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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State Transfer and Spin Measurement  

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We present a Hamiltonian that can be used for amplifying the signal from a quantum state, enabling the measurement of a macroscopic observable to determine the state of a single spin. We prove a general mapping between this Hamiltonian and an exchange Hamiltonian for arbitrary coupling strengths and local magnetic fields. This facilitates the use of existing schemes for perfect state transfer to give perfect amplification. We further prove a link between the evolution of this fixed Hamiltonian and classical Cellular Automata, thereby unifying previous approaches to this amplification task. Finally, we show how to use the new Hamiltonian for perfect state transfer in the, to date, unique scenario where total spin is not conserved during the evolution, and demonstrate that this yields a significantly different response in the presence of decoherence.

A. Kay

2006-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic mass compilation 2012  

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Atomic mass reflects the total binding energy of all nucleons in an atomic nucleus. Compilations and evaluations of atomic masses and derived quantities, such as neutron or proton separation energies, are indispensable tools for research and applications. In the last decade, the field has evolved rapidly after the advent of new production and measuring techniques for stable and unstable nuclei resulting in substantial ameliorations concerning the body of data and their precision. Here, we present a compilation of atomic masses comprising the data from the evaluation of 2003 as well as the results of new measurements performed. The relevant literature in refereed journals and reports as far as available, was scanned for the period beginning 2003 up to and including April 2012. Overall, 5750 new data points have been collected. Recommended values for the relative atomic masses have been derived and a comparison with the 2003 Atomic Mass Evaluation has been performed. This work has been carried out in collaboration with and as a contribution to the European Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Network of Evaluations.

Pfeiffer, B., E-mail: bpfeiffe@uni-mainz.de [II. Physikalisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universitt Gieen, Gieen (Germany); GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany); Venkataramaniah, K. [Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthinilayam (India)] [Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthinilayam (India); Czok, U. [II. Physikalisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universitt Gieen, Gieen (Germany)] [II. Physikalisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universitt Gieen, Gieen (Germany); Scheidenberger, C. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany) [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany); II. Physikalisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universitt Gieen, Gieen (Germany)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

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A heat transfer panel provides redundant cooling for fusion reactors or the like environment requiring low-mass construction. Redundant cooling is provided by two independent cooling circuits, each circuit consisting of a series of channels joined to inlet and outlet headers. The panel comprises a welded joinder of two full-size and two much smaller partial-size sheets. The first full-size sheet is embossed to form first portions of channels for the first and second circuits, as well as a header for the first circuit. The second full-sized sheet is then laid over and welded to the first full-size sheet. The first and second partial-size sheets are then overlaid on separate portions of the second full-sized sheet, and are welded thereto. The first and second partial-sized sheets are embossed to form inlet and outlet headers, which communicate with channels of the second circuit through apertures formed in the second full-sized sheet. 6 figs.

Morgan, G.D.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Awards recognize outstanding innovation in Technology Transfer  

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recognize outstanding innovation Awards recognize outstanding innovation in Technology Transfer The award honors inventors whose patented invention exhibits significant...

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Waste Feed Delivery Transfer System Analysis  

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This document provides a documented basis for the required design pressure rating and pump pressure capacity of the Hanford Site waste-transfer system in support of the waste feed delivery to the privatization contractor for vitrification. The scope of the analysis includes the 200 East Area double-shell tank waste transfer pipeline system and the associated transfer system pumps for a11 Phase 1B and Phase 2 waste transfers from AN, AP, AW, AY, and A2 Tank Farms.

JULYK, L.J.

2000-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Administrator's Memorandum on Transfer Processing Policies...  

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Administrator's Memorandum on Transfer Processing Policies and Procedures Author Idaho Water Management Division Administrator Recipient Water Management Division Published...

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