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Evolution of the Sensor Fish Device for Measuring Physical Conditions in Severe Hydraulic Environments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To assist in deriving biological specifications for design of turbine rehabilitation measures, new ''fish-friendly'' turbines, and spillway designs and operations, scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed and tested an autonomous multi-sensor device called a Sensor Fish that can acquire pressure and tri-axial linear acceleration data during passage through severe hydraulic conditions. The purpose of the Sensor Fish is to characterize physical conditions fish experience during passage through hydro turbines, spill stilling basins, high-discharge outfalls, and other dam passage routes. The Sensor Fish was developed with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Hydropower Turbine System program. Field tests of the Sensor Fish at Rock Island, McNary, The Dalles, Bonneville, and Wanapum dams on the Columbia River and the Prosser Irrigation District on the Yakima River have shown that the device can withstand the severe environments of turbine, spill, and fish bypass passage and provide useful environmental data that can ultimately aid in the design and operation of new and existing turbines, spill, and dam fish bypass facilities.

Carlson, Thomas J.; Duncan, Joanne P.

2003-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST: Physical Measurement Laboratory - Research ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Fellowships: SURFing the Physical Measurement Laboratory ... Optical, Radiation, and Chemical Physics. ... involves PML's Quantum Physics Division. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Measurement - Surface condition  

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condition condition ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Surface condition State of the surface, including vegetation, land use, surface type, roughness, and such; often provided in model output. Categories Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments NAV : Navigational Location and Attitude SURFLOG : SGP Surface Conditions Observations by Site Technicians S-TABLE : Stabilized Platform MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation

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Flux Measurement with Conditional Sampling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is proposed to measure scalar fluxes using conditional sampling. Only the mean concentrations of updraft and downdraft samples, the standard deviation of the vertical velocity, and a coefficient of proportionality, b, need to be known. ...

Joost A. Businger; Steven P. Oncley

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical conditions for the r-process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent works show that the r-process can proceed by competition between neutron capture and {beta}-decay in low temperature environments (process) where photo-disintegration plays no role. This is in contrast to the traditional picture of the r-process in high temperature environments ({approx} 1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} K; hot r-process) where the (n, {gamma})-({gamma}, n) equilibrium holds. In this study, we explore nucleosynthesis calculations based on a site-independent model to elucidate the physical conditions leading to cold and hot r-processes.

Wanajo, S.; Tachibana, T.; Goriely, S. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching and Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Senior High School of Waseda University, Nerima, Tokyo 177-0044 (Japan); Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, C.P. 226, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Market Conditions, Paper Market Activity,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

12 12 Physical Market Conditions, Paper Market Activity, and the WTI-Brent Spread Bahattin Büyükşahin Thomas K. Lee James T. Moser Michel A. Robe* Abstract We document that, starting in the Fall of 2008, the benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has periodically traded at unheard of discounts to the corresponding Brent benchmark. We further document that this discount is not reflected in spreads between Brent and other benchmarks that are directly comparable to WTI. Drawing on extant models linking inventory conditions to the futures term structure, we test empirically several conjectures about how time and quality spreads (prompt vs. first-deferred WTI; prompt Brent vs. WTI)

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NIST: Physical Measurement Laboratory - William R. Ott  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... space experiments, from the first Skylab measurements of solar radiation to ... the Physics Laboratory's development of measurement methods and ...

2011-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Conditional copulas, association measures and their applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One way to model a dependence structure is through the copula function which is a mean to capture the dependence structure in the joint distribution of variables. Association measures such as Kendall's tau or Spearman's rho can be expressed as functionals ... Keywords: Asymptotic bias, Asymptotic variance, Conditional Kendall's tau, Conditional Spearman's rho, Conditional copula, Empirical estimation, Global and local bandwidths, Local dependencies, Smoothing

Irne Gijbels; Nol Veraverbeke; Marel Omelka

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Modelica for Physical Modeling of Air-Conditioning Systems  

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Using Modelica for Physical Modeling of Air-Conditioning Systems Using Modelica for Physical Modeling of Air-Conditioning Systems Speaker(s): Jonas Eborn Date: August 23, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter The Air Conditioning library is a commercial Modelica library for the steady-state and transient simulation of air conditioning systems using both compact micro-channel heat exchangers as well as fin-and-tube type heat exchangers. Currently it is mostly used by automotive OEMs and suppliers that need high-accuracy system level models to evaluate energy efficiency of systems developed under the pressure of reduced design cycle times. The library also has applications in other areas, including aircraft cooling systems and residential air-conditioning. The Air Conditioning library contains published correlations for heat and mass transfer and

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Conditioning of carbonaceous material prior to physical beneficiation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical conditions for fast reconnection evolution in space plasmas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present paper studies physical conditions for fast reconnection mechanism involving slow shocks to evolve spontaneously in space (high-temperature) plasmas. This is fundamental for onset mechanisms of geomagnetic substorms and solar flares. It is demonstrated that reconnection evolution strongly depends on effective resistivity available in space plasmas as well as on dimensions of initial current sheet. If a current sheet is sufficiently thin, fast reconnection spontaneously evolves only when resistivity is locally enhanced around X reconnection point. This is because in space plasmas reconnection flows cause vital current concentration locally around X point. For current-driven anomalous resistivity, the resulting resistivity is automatically localized around X point, so fast reconnection mechanism can be realized. On the other hand, for uniform or Spitzer resistivity, any fast reconnection cannot grow; in particular, Spitzer resistivity is reduced around X point because of Joule heating. Regarding reconnection simulations (either fluid or particle), unless numerical resistivities are made negligibly small, they seriously mask the effects of physical resistivity, leading to a misleading conclusion that reconnection evolution is little influenced by plasma resistivity.

Ugai, M. [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitive Measures of Condition Change in EEG Data  

SciTech Connect

We present a new, robust, model-independent technique for measuring condition change in nonlinear data. We define indicators of condition change by comparing distribution functions (DF) defined on the attractor for time windowed data sets via L{sub 1}-distance and {chi}{sup 2} statistics. The new measures are applied to EEG data with the objective of detecting the transition between non-seizure and epileptic brain activity in an accurate and timely manner. We find a clear superiority of the new metrics in comparison to traditional nonlinear measures as discriminators of condition change.

Hively, L.M.; Gailey, P.C.; Protopopescu, V.

1999-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Modelica for Physical Modeling of Air-Conditioning Systems  

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and ready-to-use models for all relevant components of automotive air conditioning systems like condenser, evaporator, compressor, expansion devices and accumulatorreceiver...

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Physical state condition in Quantum General Relativity as a consequence of BRST symmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantization of systems with constraints can be carried on with several methods. In the Dirac formulation the classical generators of gauge transformations are required to annihilate physical quantum states to ensure their gauge invariance. Carrying on BRST symmetry it is possible to get a condition on physical states which, differently from the Dirac method, requires them to be invariant under the BRST transformation. Employing this method for the action of general relativity expressed in terms of the spin connection and tetrad fields with path integral methods, we construct the generator of BRST transformation associated with the underlying local Lorentz symmetry of the theory and write a physical state condition consequence of BRST invariance. We observe that this condition differs form the one obtained within Ashtekar's canonical formulation, showing how we recover the latter only by a suitable choice of the gauge fixing functionals. We finally discuss how it should be possible to obtain all the requested physical state conditions associated with all the underlying gauge symmetries of the classical theory using our approach.

M. Castellana; G. Montani

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Superallowed nuclear beta decay: Precision measurements for basic physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For 60 years, superallowed 0{sup +}{yields}0{sup +} nuclear beta decay has been used to probe the weak interaction, currently verifying the conservation of the vector current (CVC) to high precision ({+-}0.01%) and anchoring the most demanding available test of the unitarity of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix ({+-}0.06%), a fundamental pillar of the electroweak standard model. Each superallowed transition is characterized by its ft-value, a result obtained from three measured quantities: the total decay energy of the transition, its branching ratio, and the half-life of the parent state. Today's data set is composed of some 150 independent measurements of 13 separate superallowed transitions covering a wide range of parent nuclei from {sup 10}C to {sup 74}Rb. Excellent consistency among the average results for all 13 transitions - a prediction of CVC - also confirms the validity of the small transition-dependent theoretical corrections that have been applied to account for isospin symmetry breaking. With CVC consistency established, the value of the vector coupling constant, G{sub V}, has been extracted from the data and used to determine the top left element of the CKM matrix, V{sub ud}. With this result the top-row unitarity test of the CKM matrix yields the value 0.99995(61), a result that sets a tight limit on possible new physics beyond the standard model. To have any impact on these fundamental weak-interaction tests, any measurement must be made with a precision of 0.1% or better - a substantial experimental challenge well beyond the requirements of most nuclear physics measurements. I overview the current state of the field and outline some of the requirements that need to be met by experimentalists if they aim to make measurements with this high level of precision.

Hardy, J. C. [Cylotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College station, TX, 77843-3366 (United States)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on proton structure from precision atomic physics measurements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Brodsky, S

2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Initial Condition and Model Physics Perturbations in Short-Range Ensemble Simulations of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two separate numerical model ensembles are created by using model configurations with different model physical process parameterization schemes and identical initial conditions, and by using different model initial conditions from a Monte Carlo ...

David J. Stensrud; Jian-Wen Bao; Thomas T. Warner

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Protoplanetary disk fragmentation with varying radiative physics, initial conditions and numerical techniques  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review recent results of SPH simulations of gravitational instability in gaseous protoplanetary disks,emphasizing the role of thermodynamics in both isolated and binary systems. Contradictory results appeared in the literature regarding disk fragmentation at tens of AU from the central star are likely due to the different treatment of radiation physics as well as reflecting different initial conditions. Further progress on the subject requires extensive comparisons between different codes with the requirement that the same initial conditions are adopted. It is discussed how the local conditions of the disks undergoing fragmentation at $R report that radically different adaptive hydrodynamical codes, SPH and adaptive mesh refinement (AMR), yield very similar results on disk fragmentation at comparable resolution in the simple case of an isothermal equation of state. A high number of refinements in AMR codes is necessary but not sufficient to correctly follow fragmentation, rather an initial resolution of the grid high enough to capture the wavelength of the strongest spiral modes when they are still barely nonlinear is essential. These tests represent a useful benchmark and a starting point for a forthcoming code comparison with realistic radiation physics.

Lucio Mayer; Artur Gawryszczak

2007-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlocal imaging by conditional averaging of random reference measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report the nonlocal imaging of an object by conditional averaging of the random exposure frames of a reference detector, which only sees the freely propagating field from a thermal light source. A bucket detector, synchronized with the reference detector, records the intensity fluctuations of an identical beam passing through the object mask. These fluctuations are sorted according to their values relative to the mean, then the reference data in the corresponding time-bins for a given fluctuation range are averaged, to produce either positive or negative images. Since no correlation calculations are involved, this correspondence imaging technique challenges our former interpretations of "ghost" imaging. Compared with conventional correlation imaging or compressed sensing schemes, both the number of exposures and computation time are greatly reduced, while the visibility is much improved. A simple statistical model is presented to explain the phenomenon.

Kai-Hong Luo; Boqiang Huang; Wei-Mou Zheng; Ling-An Wu

2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OF THE INTRINSIC N V NARROW ABSORPTION LINE SYSTEMS OF THREE QUASARS  

SciTech Connect

We employ detailed photoionization models to infer the physical conditions of intrinsic narrow absorption line systems found in high-resolution spectra of three quasars at z = 2.6-3.0. We focus on a family of intrinsic absorbers characterized by N V lines that are strong relative to the Ly{alpha} lines. The inferred physical conditions are similar for the three intrinsic N V absorbers, with metallicities greater than 10 times the solar value (assuming a solar abundance pattern), and with high ionization parameters (log U {approx} 0). Thus, we conclude that the unusual strength of the N V lines results from a combination of partial coverage, a high ionization state, and high metallicity. We consider whether dilution of the absorption lines by flux from the broad emission line region can lead us to overestimate the metallicities and we find that this is an unlikely possibility. The high abundances that we infer are not surprising in the context of scenarios in which metal enrichment takes place very early on in massive galaxies. We estimate that the mass outflow rate in the absorbing gas (which is likely to have a filamentary structure) is less than a few M{sub sun} yr{sup -1} under the most optimistic assumptions, although it may be embedded in a much hotter, more massive outflow.

Wu Jian; Charlton, Jane C.; Misawa, Toru; Eracleous, Michael [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Ganguly, Rajib, E-mail: jwu@astro.psu.ed, E-mail: misawatr@shinshu-u.ac.j [Department of Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics, University of Michigan-Flint, 213 Murchie Science Building, 303 Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502 (United States)

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A COMPREHENSIVE NEW DETECTOR FOR DETAILED STUDY OF THE QGP, INITIAL CONDITION AND SPIN PHYSICS AT RHIC II.  

SciTech Connect

A case is presented for compelling physics at a high luminosity RHIC II collider. A comprehensive new detector system is introduced to address this physics. The experimental focus is on detailed jet tomography of the quark gluon plasma (QGP); measuring gluon saturation in the nucleus, investigating the color glass condensate, measuring effects of the QCD vacuum on particle masses, determining the structure and dynamics within the proton and possible new phenomena. The physics and detector capabilities are introduced.

HARRIS, J.W.; BELLWIED, R.; SMIRNOV, N.; STEINBERG, P.; SURROW, B.; ULLRICH, T.

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Holography for Airborne Cloud Physics Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of the holographic cloud particle imaging system developed by the Cloud Physics Branch of the Meteorological Office and carried on the C-130 Hercules aircraft of the Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) has hitherto been limited by the ...

Philip R. A. Brown

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physically Retrieving Cloud and Thermodynamic Parameters from Ultraspectral IR Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A physical inversion scheme has been developed dealing with cloudy as well as cloud-free radiance observed with ultraspectral infrared sounders to simultaneously retrieve surface, atmospheric thermodynamic, and cloud microphysical parameters. A ...

Daniel K. Zhou; William L. Smith Sr.; Xu Liu; Allen M. Larar; Stephen A. Mango; Hung-Lung Huang

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Based Sensor System for Temperature Measurement in R744 Air Conditioning Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal is the development of a novel principle for the temperature acquisition of refrigerants in CO2 air conditioning systems. The new approach is based on measuring the temperature inside a pressure sensor, which is also needed in the system. On the basis of simulative investigations of different mounting conditions functional relations between measured and medium temperature will be derived.

Reitz, Sven; Schneider, Peter

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL CONDITIONS IN A CORONAL MASS EJECTION FROM HINODE, STEREO, AND SOHO OBSERVATIONS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the present work, we analyze multiwavelength observations from Hinode, Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), and STEREO of the early phases of a coronal mass ejection (CME). We use Hinode/EIS and SOHO/UVCS high-resolution spectra to measure the physical properties of the CME ejecta as a function of time at 1.1 and 1.9 solar radii. Hinode/XRT images are used in combination with EIS spectra to constrain the high temperature plasma properties of the ejecta. SECCHI/EUVI, SECCHI/COR 1, SOHO/EIT, and SOHO/LASCO images are used to measure the CME trajectory, velocity, and acceleration. The combination of measurements of plane of the sky velocities from two different directions allows us to determine the total velocity of the CME plasma up to 5 solar radii. Plasma properties, dynamical status, thermal structure, and brightness distributions are used to constrain the energy content of the CME plasma and to determine the heating rate. We find that the heating is larger than the kinetic energy, and compare it to theoretical predictions from models of CME plasma heating and acceleration.

Landi, E. [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Raymond, J. C.; Miralles, M. P. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Hara, H. [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring industrial energy efficiency: Physical volume versus economic value  

SciTech Connect

This report examines several different measures of industrial output for use in constructing estimates of industrial energy efficiency and discusses some reasons for differences between the measures. Estimates of volume-based measures of output, as well as 3 value-based measures of output (value of production, value of shipments, and value added), are evaluated for 15 separate 4-digit industries. Volatility, simple growth rate, and trend growth rate estimates are made for each industry and each measure of output. Correlations are made between the volume- and value-based measures of output. Historical energy use data are collected for 5 of the industries for making energy- intensity estimates. Growth rates in energy use, energy intensity, and correlations between volume- and value-based measures of energy intensity are computed. There is large variability in growth trend estimates both long term and from year to year. While there is a high correlation between volume- and value-based measures of output for a few industries, typically the correlation is low, and this is exacerbated for estimates of energy intensity. Analysis revealed reasons for these low correlations. It appears that substantial work must be done before reliable measures of trends in the energy efficiency of industry can be accurately characterized.

Freeman, S.L.; Niefer, M.J.; Roop, J.M.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect, North-Central Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect, North-Central Nevada Abstract N/A Author U.S. Geological Survey Published Publisher Not Provided, 2009 Report Number 2009-1022 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect, North-Central Nevada Citation U.S. Geological Survey. 2009. Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect,

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Proposal for a Vehicle Level Test Procedure to Measure Air Conditioning Fuel Use: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A procedure is described to measure approximate real-world air conditioning fuel use and assess the impact of thermal load reduction strategies in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Rugh, J.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Optical Disdrometer for the Measurement of Raindrop Size Spectra in Windy Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An instrument for measuring the size and concentration of raindrops is described which has the ability to function equally well in calm conditions and strong winds. Raindrops are detected optically in a shadowgraph-type imaging system. A unique ...

A. J. Illingworth; C. J. Stevens

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2009-1022 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and...

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Estimation of Cloud Physical Parameters from Airborne Solar Spectral Reflectance Measurements for Stratocumulus Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method is proposed to retrieve various cloud physical parameters of water clouds from the solar-flux reflectances at four wavelengths measured by using the airborne Multi-channel Cloud Pyranometer (MCP) system. The MCP system was designed ...

Shoji Asano; Masataka Shiobara; Akihiro Uchiyama

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized Adjoint for Physical Processes with Parameterized Discontinuities. Part III: Multiple Threshold Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The generalized adjoint is extended to special situations in which the concerned switches are triggered simultaneously by more than one threshold condition. It is shown that the involved threshold conditions can be combined into a single ...

Qin Xu

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of Velocity Conditions near a Hydroelectric Turbine Draft Tube Exit using ADCP Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurement of flow characteristics near hydraulic structures is an ongoing challenge because of the need to obtain rapid measurements of time-varying velocity over a relatively large spatial domain. This paper discusses use of an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) to measure the rapidly diverging flow exiting from an operating hydroelectric turbine draft tube exit. The resolved three-dimensional velocity vectors show a highly complex and helical flow pattern developed near to and downstream of the exit. Velocity vectors were integrated across the exit and we computed an uneven percentage of flow (67%/33%) passing through the two draft tube barrels at a mid-range turbine discharge, consistent with physical model results. In addition to the three-dimensional velocity vectors, the individual one-dimensional velocities measured by each of the four ADCP beams can be separately used as calibration and validation datasets for numerical and physical models. This technique is demonstrated by comparing along-beam ADCP velocity measurements to data collected in a scaled physical model.

Cook, Christopher B.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Serkowski, John A.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LOFT: zero power/power range physics testing measurements versus calculations  

SciTech Connect

The Loss-of-Fluid Test Reactor (LOFT), located at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, achieved criticality on Febraury 5, 1978. The zero power and power-range physics testing programs have subsequently been completed. At zero power reactor physics parameters were masured for uniform core conditions ranging from 319 to 556 K, where the temperature conditions were established using primary pump heat without nuclear heat. Power range testing consisted of power escalation to 98% of 50 MW/sub t/. The paper compares the experimental results to those from design calculations. Pertinent details of LOFT, design methods, and comparison results are given.

Gill, G.S.; Rushton, B.L.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion Engineering and Design 81 (2006) 11311144 Physics and technology conditions for attaining tritium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

utilizing the Li, Li17Pb83, Flibe, and Li4SiO4 breeders. The results are shown in Fig. 5 with the structure to determine the potential of realizing those physics and technology options and parameters that have large fusion development Tritium is consumed in DT fusion systems at a very large rate of 55.6 kg per full

Abdou, Mohamed

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Physics  

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Physics Physics Physics Print Because a large proportion of ALS experiments are "physics" experiments, it's useful to separate them into two categories - one focused on Materials/Condensed Matter, and this one, with a dual focus on AMO (atomic, molecular, and optical) physics and accelerator physics. Light sources such as the ALS have opened up research frontiers that may hold the answers to fundamental questions about structure and dynamics in AMO physics. The advanced spectroscopies that have been developed here provide the ability to control and probe atomic and molecular processes with unprecedented precision. In particular, the spectral resolution, brightness, broad tunability, and polarization control generate novel avenues for the study of tailored states, inner-shell processes, and nonperturbative electron interactions. Driven by the high brightness of the ALS, a whole new world of vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and soft x-ray physics has emerged through the development of combined techniques to excite, select, and probe atoms, molecules, and clusters.

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Generalized Adjoint for Physical Processes with Parameterized Discontinuities. Part II: Vector Formulations and Matching Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Generalized tangent linear and adjoint equations are derived for a vector equation that contains a parameterized source term with discontinuous on/off switches controlled by a threshold condition. As an extension of Part I, the key results here ...

Qin Xu

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Optical Device for the Measurement of Droplet Size Spectra in Calm or Low Wind Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An instrument for measuring the size and concentration of droplets is described. It has the ability to function in calm and low wind conditions. Droplets in the 550 ?m diameter range are detected optically. The data acquisition and real-time ...

T. Perrin; A. Rigaud; C. Pontikis; M. Cabane

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics  

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Physics Print Physics Print Because a large proportion of ALS experiments are "physics" experiments, it's useful to separate them into two categories - one focused on Materials/Condensed Matter, and this one, with a dual focus on AMO (atomic, molecular, and optical) physics and accelerator physics. Light sources such as the ALS have opened up research frontiers that may hold the answers to fundamental questions about structure and dynamics in AMO physics. The advanced spectroscopies that have been developed here provide the ability to control and probe atomic and molecular processes with unprecedented precision. In particular, the spectral resolution, brightness, broad tunability, and polarization control generate novel avenues for the study of tailored states, inner-shell processes, and nonperturbative electron interactions. Driven by the high brightness of the ALS, a whole new world of vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and soft x-ray physics has emerged through the development of combined techniques to excite, select, and probe atoms, molecules, and clusters.

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Thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers under winter conditions: Laboratory measurements and mathematical modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several field experiments have been performed on attic radiant barriers under winter conditions; however, most of them have been confined to the fairly mild climates of Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Only one field experiment in a very cold climate (Canada) has been performed. In addition, no previous laboratory experiments under winter conditions have been performed on an attic both with and without a radiant barrier. This paper presents the results of laboratory measurements of the thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers in a simulated residential attic module under nighttime or low solar gain daytime winter conditions. Comparing tests under the same conditions with and without a radiant barrier shows that the addition of a clean horizontal radiant barrier to insulation at the R-22 to R-25 level decreases the ceiling heat flow by 6 to 8%. The experimental results were found to be in very good agreement with predictions made with a mathematical model for the thermal performance of attics.

Wilkes, K.E.; Childs, P.W.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers under winter conditions: Laboratory measurements and mathematical modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several field experiments have been performed on attic radiant barriers under winter conditions; however, most of them have been confined to the fairly mild climates of Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Only one field experiment in a very cold climate (Canada) has been performed. In addition, no previous laboratory experiments under winter conditions have been performed on an attic both with and without a radiant barrier. This paper presents the results of laboratory measurements of the thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers in a simulated residential attic module under nighttime or low solar gain daytime winter conditions. Comparing tests under the same conditions with and without a radiant barrier shows that the addition of a clean horizontal radiant barrier to insulation at the R-22 to R-25 level decreases the ceiling heat flow by 6 to 8%. The experimental results were found to be in very good agreement with predictions made with a mathematical model for the thermal performance of attics.

Wilkes, K.E.; Childs, P.W.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating conditional atomic entanglement by measuring photon number in a single output channel  

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The polarization analysis of quantized probe light transmitted through an atomic ensemble has been used to prepare entangled collective atomic states. In a "balanced" detection configuration, where the difference signal from two detection ports is analyzed, the continuous monitoring of a component of the Stokes field vector provides a means for conditional projective measurements on the atomic system. Here, we make use of classical driving fields, in the pulsed regime, and of an "unbalanced" detection setup (single detector) where the effective photon number of scattered photons is the detected observable. Conditional atomic spin squeezed states and superpositions of such squeezed states can be prepared in this manner.

Berman, C G P R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating conditional atomic entanglement by measuring photon number in a single output channel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The polarization analysis of quantized probe light transmitted through an atomic ensemble has been used to prepare entangled collective atomic states. In a "balanced" detection configuration, where the difference signal from two detection ports is analyzed, the continuous monitoring of a component of the Stokes field vector provides a means for conditional projective measurements on the atomic system. Here, we make use of classical driving fields, in the pulsed regime, and of an "unbalanced" detection setup (single detector) where the effective photon number of scattered photons is the detected observable. Conditional atomic spin squeezed states and superpositions of such squeezed states can be prepared in this manner.

C. Genes P. R. Berman

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Measurements of Transformations in the Physical and Chemical Properties of Clouds Associated with Onshore Flow in Washington State  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Preliminary measurements of several physical and chemical parameters associated with clouds in two cases of onshore flow over western Washington suggest that the physical and chemical properties of maritime, cloudy air passing over this region ...

Dean A. Hegg; Lawrence F. Radke; Peter V. Hobbs

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

sMAP: a simple measurement and actuation profile for physical information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As more and more physical information becomes available, a critical problem is enabling the simple and efficient exchange of this data. We present our design for a simple RESTful web service called the Simple Measuring and Actuation Profile (sMAP) ... Keywords: instrumentation, sensor data

Stephen Dawson-Haggerty; Xiaofan Jiang; Gilman Tolle; Jorge Ortiz; David Culler

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Capabilities for measuring physical and chemical properties of rocks at high pressure  

SciTech Connect

The Experimental Geophysics Group of the Earth Sciences Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has experimental equipment that measures a variety of physical properties and phase equilibria and kinetics on rocks and minerals at extreme pressures (to 500 GPa) and temperatures (from 10 to 2800 K). These experimental capabilities are described in this report in terms of published results, photographs, and schematic diagrams.

Durham, W.B. (comp.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

Method and apparatus for measuring coupled flow, transport, and reaction processes under liquid unsaturated flow conditions  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a method and apparatus for measuring coupled flow, transport and reaction processes under liquid unsaturated flow conditions. The method and apparatus of the present invention permit distinguishing individual precipitation events and their effect on dissolution behavior isolated to the specific event. The present invention is especially useful for dynamically measuring hydraulic parameters when a chemical reaction occurs between a particulate material and either liquid or gas (e.g. air) or both, causing precipitation that changes the pore structure of the test material.

McGrail, Bernard P. (Pasco, WA); Martin, Paul F. (Richland, WA); Lindenmeier, Clark W. (Richland, WA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Physics  

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e-prints - see the 'hep' sections CERN Document Server Over a million records on high-energy physics (HEP) from CERN INSPIRE HEP papers updated daily (a collaboration of CERN,...

49

Assessing Long-Term Wind Conditions by Combining Different Measure-Correlate-Predict Algorithms: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper significantly advances the hybrid measure-correlate-predict (MCP) methodology, enabling it to account for variations of both wind speed and direction. The advanced hybrid MCP method uses the recorded data of multiple reference stations to estimate the long-term wind condition at a target wind plant site. The results show that the accuracy of the hybrid MCP method is highly sensitive to the combination of the individual MCP algorithms and reference stations. It was also found that the best combination of MCP algorithms varies based on the length of the correlation period.

Zhang, J.; Chowdhury, S.; Messac, A.; Hodge, B. M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a HEX-Z Partially Homogenized Benchmark Model for the FFTF Isothermal Physics Measurements  

SciTech Connect

A series of isothermal physics measurements were performed as part of an acceptance testing program for the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). A HEX-Z partially-homogenized benchmark model of the FFTF fully-loaded core configuration was developed for evaluation of these measurements. Evaluated measurements include the critical eigenvalue of the fully-loaded core, two neutron spectra, 32 reactivity effects measurements, an isothermal temperature coefficient, and low-energy gamma and electron spectra. Dominant uncertainties in the critical configuration include the placement of radial shielding around the core, reactor core assembly pitch, composition of the stainless steel components, plutonium content in the fuel pellets, and boron content in the absorber pellets. Calculations of criticality, reactivity effects measurements, and the isothermal temperature coefficient using MCNP5 and ENDF/B-VII.0 cross sections with the benchmark model are in good agreement with the benchmark experiment measurements. There is only some correlation between calculated and measured spectral measurements; homogenization of many of the core components may have impacted computational assessment of these measurements. This benchmark evaluation has been added to the IRPhEP Handbook.

John D. Bess

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

BABAR Physics  

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Physics A BABAR event display. BABAR physics results span a broad range of topics, including B, charm, and tau physics; CP violation; precision CKM measurements; charmonium and...

52

Proposal for a Vehicle Level Test Procedure to Measure Air Conditioning Fuel Use  

SciTech Connect

The air-conditioning (A/C) compressor load significantly impacts the fuel economy of conventional vehicles and the fuel use/range of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) vehicle performance analysis shows the operation of the air conditioner reduces the charge depletion range of a 40-mile range PHEV from 18% to 30% in a worst case hot environment. Designing for air conditioning electrical loads impacts PHEV and electric vehicle (EV) energy storage system size and cost. While automobile manufacturers have climate control procedures to assess A/C performance, and the U.S. EPA has the SCO3 drive cycle to measure indirect A/C emissions, there is no automotive industry consensus on a vehicle level A/C fuel use test procedure. With increasing attention on A/C fuel use due to increased regulatory activities and the development of PHEVs and EVs, a test procedure is needed to accurately assess the impact of climate control loads. A vehicle thermal soak period is recommended, with solar lamps that meet the SCO3 requirements or an alternative heating method such as portable electric heaters. After soaking, the vehicle is operated over repeated drive cycles or at a constant speed until steady-state cabin air temperature is attained. With this method, the cooldown and steady-state A/C fuel use are measured. This method can be run at either different ambient temperatures to provide data for the GREEN-MAC-LCCP model temperature bins or at a single representative ambient temperature. Vehicles with automatic climate systems are allowed to control as designed, while vehicles with manual climate systems are adjusted to approximate expected climate control settings. An A/C off test is also run for all drive profiles. This procedure measures approximate real-world A/C fuel use and assess the impact of thermal load reduction strategies.

Rugh, J. P.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Generating and monitoring Schrdinger cats in conditional measurement on a beam splitter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Preparation of Schr\\"odinger-cat-like states via conditional output measurement on a beam splitter is studied. In the scheme, a mode prepared in a squeezed vacuum is mixed with a mode prepared in a Fock state and photocounting is performed in one of the output channels of the beam splitter. In this way the mode in the other output channel is prepared in a Schr\\"odinger-cat-like state that is either a photon-subtracted or a photon-added Jacobi polynomial squeezed vacuum state, depending upon the difference between the number of photons in the input Fock state and the number of photons in the output Fock state onto which it is projected. Two possible photocounting schemes are considered, and the problem of monitoring cats that are ``hidden'' in a statistical mixture of states is studied.

M. Dakna; J. Clausen; L. Knoll; D. -G. Welsch

1998-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Consumption Measuring and Diagnostic Analysis of Air-conditioning Water System in a Hotel Building in Harbin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper introduces an air-conditioning water system in a hotel building in Harbin, finishes its air-conditioning energy consumption measurement in summer conditions, and presents an estimation index of performance of chiller, pump and motor. By means of testing data analysis, it is indicated that several problems such as unsuitable operation schedule of the chiller, low COP, irrational matching of pump and motor, unbalanced conditions of chilled water flow, and low working stability and efficiency ratio of the pump are existent. The paper presents suggestions for improvement with relevance based on the induction and analysis of system fault found in measurements.

Zhao, T.; Zhang, J.; Li, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Passive and Active Radiation Measurements Capability at the INL Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) Facility  

SciTech Connect

The Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) facility is a Department of Energy facility located in the Idaho National Laboratorys (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex. It contains various nuclear and non-nuclear materials that are available to support many radiation measurement assessments. User-selected, single material, nuclear and non-nuclear materials can be readily utilized with ZPPR clamshell containers with almost no criticality concerns. If custom, multi-material configurations are desired, the ZPPR clamshell or an approved aluminum Inspection Object (IO) Box container may be utilized, yet each specific material configuration will require a criticality assessment. As an example of the specialized material configurations possible, the National Nuclear Security Agencys Office of Nuclear Verification (NNSA/NA 243) has sponsored the assembly of six material configurations. These are shown in the Appendixes and have been designated for semi-permanent storage that can be available to support various radiation measurement applications.

Robert Neibert; John Zabriskie; Collin Knight; James L. Jones

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

A test platform for measuring the energy efficiency of AC induction motors under various loading conditions and control schemes/  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A test platform was developed to measure and compare the energy efficiency of an AC induction motor under steady-state and cyclical loading conditions while operating in both a constant speed mode and while performing speed ...

Granata, John A. (John Anthony)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Measurement of plutonium and americium volatilities under thermal process conditions. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have used the transpiration method to measure volatilities of Pu and Am from PuO{sub 2}(s) and PuO{sub 2}/2% AmO{sub 2}(s) in the presence of steam and oxygen at temperatures of 1230--1430 K. We find the volatile species to be PuO{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}(g) and AmO{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}(g) at vapor pressures on the order of 10{sup {minus}10} atm and 10 {sup {minus}12} atm respectively under measurement conditions. For the Pu volatilization reaction, PuO{sub 2}(s) + 1/2 0{sub 2}(9) + H{sub 2}0(g) = PuO{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}(g), we obtain a free energy of reaction of {Delta}G{sup O}{sub T} = 231.3--0.0109 T in kj/mol, and for the Am volatilization reaction, AmO{sub 2}(s.s. in PuO{sub 2}) + 1/2 0{sub 2}(9) + H{sub 2}0(g) = AmO{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}(g), we obtain AG{sup O}{sub T} = 223.9--0.0109 T in kj/mol. We apply these results to the Rocky Flats Plant Fluidized Bed Incinerator to assess the amount of volatile Pu and Am produced in the secondary combustor chamber. Taking operating conditions of 550C combustor temperature, 40 kmols/h of total gas flow at 1 atm pressure, 0.1 atm 0{sub 2}(9), 0.05 atm H{sub 2}0(g), PuO{sub 2} (s) containing 200 ppm AmO{sub 2} in the bed, and 6000 h of operating time per year, gives volatilization rates of 7 {times} 10 {sup {minus}6}g Pu and 4 {times} 10 {sup {minus}9}g Am/y.

Krikorian, O.H.; Condit, R.H.; Fontes, A.S. Jr.; Fleming, D.L.; Magana, J.W.; Morris, W.F.; Adamson, M.G.

1993-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal approximations for risk measures of sums of lognormals based on conditional expectations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we investigate the approximations for the distribution function of a sum S of lognormal random variables. These approximations are obtained by considering the conditional expectation E[S|@L] of S with respect to a conditioning random variable ... Keywords: Comonotonicity, Conditional expectation, Jensen's inequality, Lognormal, Maximal variance

S. Vanduffel; X. Chen; J. Dhaene; M. Goovaerts; L. Henrard; R. Kaas

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Radio Frequency Phototube, Optical Clock and Precise Measurements in Nuclear Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently a new experimental program of novel systematic studies of light hypernuclei using pionic decay was established at JLab (Study of Light Hypernuclei by Pionic Decay at JLab, JLab Experiment PR-08-012). The highlights of the proposed program include high precision measurements of binding energies of hypernuclei by using a high resolution pion spectrometer, HpiS. The average values of binding energies will be determined within an accuracy of ~10 keV or better. Therefore, the crucial point of this program is an absolute calibration of the HpiS with accuracy 10E-4 or better. The merging of continuous wave laser-based precision optical-frequency metrology with mode-locked ultrafast lasers has led to precision control of the visible frequency spectrum produced by mode-locked lasers. Such a phase-controlled mode-locked laser forms the foundation of an optical clock or femtosecond optical frequency comb (OFC) generator, with a regular comb of sharp lines with well defined frequencies. Combination of this technique with a recently developed radio frequency (RF) phototube results in a new tool for precision time measurement. We are proposing a new time-of-flight (TOF) system based on an RF phototube and OFC technique. The proposed TOF system achieves 10 fs instability level and opens new possibilities for precise measurements in nuclear physics such as an absolute calibration of magnetic spectrometers within accuracy 10E-4 - 10E-5.

Amur Margaryan

2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Condition monitoring of biodegradable oil-filled transformers using DGA, PD and PDC measurement techniques.  

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??The three most common condition monitoring techniques were applied to laboratory test configurations that simulate biodegradable oil-filled transformer insulation system. The tested techniques were Dissolved (more)

Muhamad, Nor Asiah

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of WRF Physics and Measurement Uncertainty on California Wintertime Model Wet Bias  

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The Weather and Research Forecast (WRF) model version 3.0.1 is used to explore California wintertime model wet bias. In this study, two wintertime storms are selected from each of four major types of large-scale conditions; Pineapple Express, El Nino, La Nina, and synoptic cyclones. We test the impacts of several model configurations on precipitation bias through comparison with three sets of gridded surface observations; one from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and two variations from the University of Washington (without and with long-term trend adjustment; UW1 and UW2, respectively). To simplify validation, California is divided into 4 regions (Coast, Central Valley, Mountains, and Southern California). Simulations are driven by North American Regional Reanalysis data to minimize large-scale forcing error. Control simulations are conducted with 12-km grid spacing (low resolution) but additional experiments are performed at 2-km (high) resolution to evaluate the robustness of microphysics and cumulus parameterizations to resolution changes. We find that the choice of validation dataset has a significant impact on the model wet bias, and the forecast skill of model precipitation depends strongly on geographic location and storm type. Simulations with right physics options agree better with UW1 observations. In 12-km resolution simulations, the Lin microphysics and the Kain-Fritsch cumulus scheme have better forecast skill in the coastal region while Goddard, Thompson, and Morrison microphysics, and the Grell-Devenyi cumulus scheme perform better in the rest of California. The effect of planetary boundary layer, soil-layer, and radiation physics on model precipitation is weaker than that of microphysics and cumulus processes for short- to medium-range low-resolution simulations. Comparison of 2-km and 12-km resolution runs suggests a need for improvement of cumulus schemes, and supports the use of microphysics schemes in coarser-grid applications.

Chin, H S; Caldwell, P M; Bader, D C

2009-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 564 (2006) 400404 Cross-section measurements for 239  

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 564 (2006) 400­404 Cross-section measurements the feasibility of measuring neutron-induced fission cross-section on samples with 10 ng of fissile actinides that are available on ultra-small quantities. Furthermore, results on neutron-induced alpha emission show

Danon, Yaron

63

Comparison of predicted ground-level airborne radionuclide concentrations to measured values resulting from operation of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility  

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A comparison study of measured and predicted downwind radionuclide concentrations from the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) was performed. The radionuclide emissions consist primarily of the radioisotopes "C, 'IN, and 110. The gases, vented to the outside environment by a stack located at the facility, potentially increase the radiation exposure at the facility boundary. Emission rate, meteorological, and radiation monitoring station data were collected between September 26, 1992 and October 3, 1992. The meteorological and emission data were input to the Clean Air Act Assessment Package-1 988 (CAP88-PC) computer code. The downwind radionuclide air concentrations predicted by the code were compared to the air concentrations measured by the monitoring stations. The code was found to slightly overpredict downwind concentrations during unstable atmospheric conditions. For stable atmospheric conditions, the code was not useful for predicting downwind air concentrations. This is thought to be due to an underestimation of hoizontal dispersion.

Hoak, William Vandergrift

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

The AMS Measurements and Its Applications in Nuclear Physics at China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)  

SciTech Connect

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS), initiated in late 1970s at McMaster university based on the accelerator and detector technique, has long been applied in the studies on archaeology, geology, and cosmology, as a powerful tool for isotope dating. The advantages of AMS in the analysis of rare nuclides by direct counting of the atoms, small sample size and relatively free from the interferences of molecular ions have been well documented. This paper emphasizes that AMS can not only be used for archaeology, geology, environment, biology and so on, but also served as a unique tool for nuclear physics research. In this paper, the determination of the half-lives of {sup 79}Se, the measurements of the cross-sections of {sup 93}Nb(n,2n){sup 92g}Nb and {sup 238}U(n,3n){sup 236}U reactions, the detection and determination of ultratrace impurities in neutrino detector materials, and the measurement of the fission product nuclide {sup 126}Sn, are to be introduced, as some of examples of AMS applications in nuclear research conducted in AMS lab of China Institute of Atomic Energy. Searching for superheavy nuclides by using AMS is being planned.

Jiang Shan; Shen Hongtao; He Ming; Dong Kejun; He Guozhu; Wang Xianggao; Yuan Jian; Wang Wei; Wu Shaoyong [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O.Box 275-80, Beijing 102413 (China); Ruan Xiangdong; Wu Weimin [College of Physics, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004 (China)

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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WHAM Observations of H?, [S II], and [N II] toward the Orion and Perseus Arms: Probing the Physical Conditions of the Warm Ionized Medium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A large portion of the Galaxy (? = 123 ? to 164 ? , b = ?6 ? to ?35 ?), which samples regions of the Local (Orion) spiral arm and the more distant Perseus arm, has been mapped with the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM) in the [S II] ?6716 and [N II] ?6583 lines. By comparing these data with the maps from the WHAM H? Sky Survey, we begin an investigation of the global physical properties of the Warm Ionized Medium (WIM) in the Galaxy. Several trends noticed in emission-line investigations of diffuse gas in other galaxies are confirmed in the Milky Way and extended to much fainter emission. We find that the [S II]/H? and [N II]/H? ratios increase as absolute H? intensities decrease. For the more distant Perseus arm emission, the increase in these ratios is a strong function of Galactic latitude, b, and thus, of height, z, above the Galactic plane, while the [S II]/[N II] ratio is relatively independent of H? intensity. Scatter in this ratio appears to be physically significant, and maps of [S II]/[N II] suggest regions with similar ratios are spatially correlated. The Perseus arm [S II]/[N II] ratio is systematically lower than Local emission by 10%20%. With [S II]/[N II] fairly constant over a large range of H? intensities, the increase of [S II]/H? and [N II]/H? with |z | seems to reflect an increase in temperature. Such an interpretation allows us to estimate the temperature and ionization conditions in our large sample of observations. We find that WIM temperatures range from 6,000 K to 9,000 K with temperature increasing from bright to faint H? emission (low to high [S II]/H? and [N II]/H?) respectively. Changes in [S II]/[N II] appear to reflect changes in the local ionization conditions (e.g. the S + /S ++ ratio). We also measure the electron scale height in the Perseus arm to be 1.0 0.1 kpc, confirming earlier, less accurate determinations.

L. M. Haffner; R. J. Reynolds; S. L. Tufte

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

A wireless interrogation system exploiting narrowband acoustic resonator for remote physical quantity measurement  

SciTech Connect

Monitoring physical quantities using acoustic wave devices can be advantageously achieved using the wave characteristic dependence to various parametric perturbations (temperature, stress, and pressure). Surface acoustic wave (SAW) resonators are particularly well suited to such applications as their resonance frequency is directly influenced by these perturbations, modifying both the phase velocity and resonance conditions. Moreover, the intrinsic radio frequency (rf) nature of these devices makes them ideal for wireless applications, mainly exploiting antennas reciprocity and piezoelectric reversibility. In this paper, we present a wireless SAW sensor interrogation unit operating in the 434 MHz centered ISM band--selected as a tradeoff between antenna dimensions and electromagnetic wave penetration in dielectric media--based on the principles of a frequency sweep network analyzer. We particularly focus on the compliance with the ISM standard which reveals complicated by the need for switching from emission to reception modes similarly to radar operation. In this matter, we propose a fully digital rf synthesis chain to develop various interrogation strategies to overcome the corresponding difficulties and comply with the above-mentioned standard. We finally assess the reader interrogation range, accuracy, and dynamics.

Friedt, J.-M [SENSeOR, 32 Avenue de l'Observatoire, 25044 Besancon (France); Droit, C.; Martin, G.; Ballandras, S. [Department of Time and Frequency, FEMTO-ST, 32 Avenue de l'Observatoire, 25044 Besancon (France)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

67

Contributions of Mixed Physics versus Perturbed Initial/Lateral Boundary Conditions to Ensemble-Based Precipitation Forecast Skill  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An experiment is described that is designed to examine the contributions of model, initial condition (IC), and lateral boundary condition (LBC) errors to the spread and skill of precipitation forecasts from two regional eight-member 15-km grid-...

Adam J. Clark; William A. Gallus Jr.; Tsing-Chang Chen

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

A Method for Sky-Condition Classification from Ground-Based Solar Radiation Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Identification of clouds from satellite images is now a routine task. Observation of clouds from the ground, however, is still needed to acquire a complete description of cloud conditions. Among the standard meteorological variables, solar ...

Josep Calb; Josep-Abel Gonzlez; David Pags

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Measured Performance and Analysis of Ground Source Heat Pumps for Space Conditioning and for Water Heating in a Low-Energy Test House Operated under Simulated Occupancy Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present measured performance and efficiency metrics of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) for space conditioning and for water heating connected to a horizontal ground heat exchanger (GHX) loop. The units were installed in a 345m2 (3700ft2) high-efficiency test house built with structural insulated panels (SIPs), operated under simulated occupancy conditions, and located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA) in US Climate Zone 4 . The paper describes distinctive features of the building envelope, ground loop, and equipment, and provides detailed monthly performance of the GSHP system. Space conditioning needs of the house were completely satisfied by a nominal 2-ton (7.0 kW) water-to-air GSHP (WA-GSHP) unit with almost no auxiliary heat usage. Recommendations for further improvement through engineering design changes are identified. The comprehensive set of data and analyses demonstrate the feasibility and practicality of GSHPs in residential applications and their potential to help achieve source energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set under the IECC 2012 Standard.

Ally, Moonis Raza [ORNL; Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL; Gehl, Anthony C [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Solar cell emulator and solar cell characteristics measurements in dark and illuminated conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a novel data acquisition system designed and implemented with facilities for measuring and monitoring the characteristics of a PV solar cell, module and/or system. The functioning of the equipment is based on the so-called virtual ... Keywords: AVR microcontroller, I-V curve measurements, LabVIEW, solar cell emulator, solar cells & solar array

Yousry Atia; Mohamed Zahran; Abdullah Al-Hossain

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

System for measuring the effect of fouling and corrosion on heat transfer under simulated OTEC conditions. [HTAU and LABTTF codes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A complete system designed to measure, with high precision, changes in heat transfer rates due to fouling and corrosion of simulated heat exchanger tubes, at sea and under OTEC conditions is described. All aspects of the system are described in detail, including theory, mechanical design, electronics design, assembly procedures, test and calibration, operating procedures, laboratory results, field results, and data analysis programs.

Fetkovich, J.G.

1976-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Radiation Physics Division  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The Radiation Physics Division, part of the Physical Measurement Laboratory ... the measurement standards for ionizing radiations and radioactivity ...

2013-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

73

Articulating and Stationary PARSIVEL Disdrometer Measurements in Conditions with Strong Winds and Heavy Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of strong winds on the quality of optical PARticle SIze VELocity (PARSIVEL) disdrometer measurements is examined with data from Hurricane Ike in 2008 and from convective thunderstorms observed during the second Verification of the ...

Katja Friedrich; Stephanie Higgins; Forrest J. Masters; Carlos R. Lopez

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Articulating and Stationary PARSIVEL Disdrometer Measurements in Conditions with Strong Winds and Heavy Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of strong winds on the quality of optical Particle Size Velocity (PARSIVEL) disdrometer measurements is examined with data from Hurricane Ike in 2008 and from convective thunderstorms observed during the second Verification of the ...

Katja Friedrich; Stephanie Higgins; Forrest J. Masters; Carlos R. Lopez

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Development of reactivity feedback effect measurement techniques under sub-critical condition in fast reactors  

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The first-of-a-kind reactor has been licensed by a safety examination of the plant design based on the measured data in precedent mock-up experiments. The validity of the safety design can be confirmed without a mock-up experiment, if the reactor feed-back characteristics can be measured before operation, with the constructed reactor itself. The 'Synthesis Method', a systematic and sophisticated method of sub-criticality measurement, is proposed in this work to ensure the safety margin before operation. The 'Synthesis Method' is based on the modified source multiplication method (MSM) combined with the noise analysis method to measure the reference sub-criticality level for MSM. A numerical simulation for the control-rod reactivity worth and the isothermal feed-back reactivity was conducted for typical fast reactors of 100 MWe-size, 300 MWe-size, 750 MWe-size, and 1500 MWe-size to investigate the applicability of Synthesis Method. The number of neutron detectors and their positions necessary for the measurement were investigated for both methods of MSM and the noise analysis by a series of parametric survey calculations. As a result, it was suggested that a neutron detector located above the core center and three or more neutron detectors located above the radial blanket region enable the measurement of sub-criticality within 10% uncertainty from -$0.5 to -$2 and within 15% uncertainty for the deeper sub-criticality. (authors)

Kitano, A.; Nishi, H. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 1 1, Shiraki, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui-ken, 919-1279 (Japan); Suzuki, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4, Shirakata-Shirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken, 319-1195 (Japan); Okajima, S.; Kanemoto, S. [Univ. of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu-shi, Fukushima-ken, 965-8580 (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Objectively measured physical activity in pregnancy: a study in obese and overwieght women.  

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:543-548. 25. Borodulin KM, Evenson KR, Wen F, Herring AH, Benson AM: Physical Activity Patterns during Pregnancy. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2008, 40:1901-1908. 26. Lof M, Forsum E: Activity pattern and energy expenditure due to physical...

McParlin, Catherine; Robson, Stephen C; Tennant, Peter W G; Besson, Herve; Rankin, Judith; Adamson, Ashley J; Pearce, Mark S; Bell, Ruth

2010-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The thermal conductivity of rock under hydrothermal conditions: measurements and applications  

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The thermal conductivities of most major rock-forming minerals vary with both temperature and confining pressure, leading to substantial changes in the thermal properties of some rocks at the high temperatures characteristic of geothermal systems. In areas with large geothermal gradients, the successful use of near-surface heat flow measurements to predict temperatures at depth depends upon accurate corrections for varying thermal conductivity. Previous measurements of the thermal conductivity of dry rock samples as a function of temperature were inadequate for porous rocks and susceptible to thermal cracking effects in nonporous rocks. We have developed an instrument for measuring the thermal conductivity of water-saturated rocks at temperatures from 20 to 350 C and confining pressures up to 100 MPa. A transient line-source of heat is applied through a needle probe centered within the rock sample, which in turn is enclosed within a heated pressure vessel with independent controls on pore and confining pressure. Application of this technique to samples of Franciscan graywacke from The Geysers reveals a significant change in thermal conductivity with temperature. At reservoir-equivalent temperatures of 250 C, the conductivity of the graywacke decreases by approximately 25% relative to the room temperature value. Where heat flow is constant with depth within the caprock overlying the reservoir, this reduction in conductivity with temperature leads to a corresponding increase in the geothermal gradient. Consequently, reservoir temperature are encountered at depths significantly shallower than those predicted by assuming a constant temperature gradient with depth. We have derived general equations for estimating the thermal conductivity of most metamorphic and igneous rocks and some sedimentary rocks at elevated temperature from knowledge of the room temperature thermal conductivity. Application of these equations to geothermal exploration should improve estimates of subsurface temperatures derived from heat flow measurements.

Williams, Colin F.; Sass, John H.

1996-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

78

WHAM Observations of H-Alpha, [S II], and [N II] toward the Orion and Perseus Arms: Probing the Physical Conditions of the Warm Ionized Medium  

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A large portion of the Galaxy (l = 123 deg to 164 deg, b = -6 deg to -35 deg), which samples regions of the Local (Orion) spiral arm and the more distant Perseus arm, has been mapped with the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM) in the H-Alpha, [S II] 6716, and [N II] 6583 lines. Several trends noticed in emission-line investigations of diffuse gas in other galaxies are confirmed in the Milky Way and extended to much fainter emission. We find that the [S II]/H-Alpha and [N II]/H-Alpha ratios increase as absolute H-Alpha intensities decrease. For the more distant Perseus arm emission, the increase in these ratios is a strong function of Galactic latitude and thus, of height above the Galactic plane. The [S II]/[N II] ratio is relatively independent of H-Alpha intensity. Scatter in this ratio appears to be physically significant, and maps of it suggest regions with similar ratios are spatially correlated. The Perseus arm [S II]/[N II] ratio is systematically lower than Local emission by 10%-20%. With [S II]/[N II] fairly constant over a large range of H-Alpha intensities, the increase of [S II]/H-Alpha and [N II]/H-Alpha with |z| seems to reflect an increase in temperature. Such an interpretation allows us to estimate the temperature and ionization conditions in our large sample of observations. We find that WIM temperatures range from 6,000 K to 9,000 K with temperature increasing from bright to faint H-Alpha emission (low to high [S II]/H-Alpha and [N II]/H-Alpha) respectively. Changes in [S II]/[N II] appear to reflect changes in the local ionization conditions (e.g. the S+/S++ ratio). We also measure the electron scale height in the Perseus arm to be 1.0+/-0.1 kpc, confirming earlier, less accurate determinations.

L. M. Haffner; R. J. Reynolds; S. L. Tufte

1999-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

79

Conditioning the gamma spectrometer for activity measurement at very high background  

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The application of a high purity germanium (HPGe) gamma spectrometer in determining the fuel element burnup in a future reactor is studied. The HPGe detector is exposed by a Co60 source with varying irradiation rate from 10 kcps to 150 kcps to simulate the input counting rate in real reactor environment. A Cs137 and a Eu152 source are positioned at given distances to generate certain event rate in the detector with the former being proposed as a labeling nuclide to measure the burnup of fuel element. It is shown that both the energy resolution slightly increasing with the irradiation rate and the passthrough rate at high irradiation level match the requirement of the real application. The influence of the background is studied in different parameter sets used in the particularly developed procedure of the background subtraction. It is demonstrated that with the typical input irradiation rate and Cs137 intensity relevant to deep burnup situation, the precision of the Cs137 counting rate in the current experiment is consistently below 2.8%, indicating a promising feasibility of utilizing an HPGe detector in the burnup measurement in future bed-like reactor.

Weihua Yan; Liguo Zhang; Zhao Zhang; Zhigang Xiao

2013-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

80

Deformation of Olivine at Subduction Zone Conditions Determined from In situ Measurements with Synchrotron Radiation  

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We report measurements of the deformation stress for San Carlos olivine at pressures of 3-5 GPa, temperatures of 25-1150 C, and strain rates of 10{sup -7}-10{sup -5} s{sup -1}. We determine a deformation stress of approximately 2.5 GPa that is relatively temperature and strain rate independent in the temperature range of 400-900 C. The deformation experiments have been carried out on a deformation DIA (D-DIA) apparatus, Sam85, at X17B2, NSLS. Powder samples are used in these experiments. Enstatite (MgSiO{sub 3}) (3-5% total quality of sample) is used as the buffer to control the activity of silica. Ni foil is used in some experiments to buffer the oxygen fugacity. Water content is confirmed by IR spectra of the recovered samples. Samples are compressed at room temperature and are then annealed at 1200 C for at least 2 h before deformation. The total (plastic and elastic) strains (macroscopic) are derived from the direct measurements of the images taken by X-ray radiograph technique. The differential stresses are derived from the diffraction determined elastic strains. In the regime of 25-400 C, there is a small decrease of stress at steady state as temperature increases; in the regime of 400 C to the 'transition temperature', the differential stress at steady state ({approx}2.5 GPa) is relatively insensitive to the changes of temperature and strain rate; however, it drastically decreases to about 1 GPa and becomes temperature-dependent above the transition temperature and thereafter. The transition temperature is near 900 C. Above the transition temperature, the flow agrees with power law creep measurements of previous investigations. The anisotropy of differential stress in individual planes indicates that the deformation of olivine at low temperature is dominated by [0 0 1](1 0 0). Accounting to a slower strain rate in the natural system, the transition temperature for the olivine in the slab is most likely in the range of 570-660 C.

H Long; D Weidner; L Li; J Chen; L Wang

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Weight Measurements of High-Temperature Superconductors during Phase Transition in Stationary, Non-Stationary Condition and under ELF Radiation  

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There have been a number of claims in the literature about gravity shielding effects of superconductors and more recently on the weight reduction of superconductors passing through their critical temperature. We report several experiments to test the weight of superconductors under various conditions. First, we report tests on the weight of YBCO and BSCCO high temperature superconductors passing through their critical temperature. No anomaly was found within the equipment accuracy ruling out claimed anomalies by Rounds and Reiss. Our experiments extend the accuracy of previous measurements by two orders of magnitude. In addition, for the first time, the weight of a rotating YBCO superconductor was measured. Also in this case, no weight anomaly could be seen within the accuracy of the equipment used. In addition, also weight measurements of a BSCCO superconductor subjected to extremely-low-frequency (ELF) radiation have been done to test a claim of weight reduction under these conditions by De Aquino, and again, no unusual behavior was found. These measurements put new important boundaries on any inertial effect connected with superconductivity - and consequently on possible space related applications.

M. Tajmar; K. Hense; K. Marhold; C. J. de Matos

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface tension measurements of coal ash slags under reducing conditions at atmospheric pressure  

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The global demand for reduced CO{sub 2} emission from power plants can be answered by coal gasification techniques. To develop integrated gasification combined cycles that incorporate hot syngas cleaning facilities, detailed knowledge of the thermophysical properties of coal ashes is imperative. Currently, the surface tension of liquid coal ash slags in a reducing environment was studied by means of the sessile drop method. Three different algorithms were employed to analyze the acquired drop images. The slags under consideration were obtained from black and brown coals as well as from an experimental gasification reactor. Typically, a sharp surface tension decrease with temperature was found in the melting interval of the ashes. This was followed by a temperature range of smooth drop contours during which a slight rise of the surface tension could mostly be observed. Bubbles at the circumference of the drops started to appear when approaching the measurement temperature limit of 1550{sup o}C. With regard to the temperature regime of uncorrugated drop profiles, coal ash slags exhibited surface tension values between 400 and 700 mN/m. 32 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Tobias Melchior; Gunther Putz; Michael Mueller [Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich (Germany). Institute of Energy Research

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

83

Computer-assisted apparatus for measuring physical properties of meat during compression  

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Prototype apparatus was developed to measure the optical properties of meat during compression and the rheological properties of meat during thawing. Compression may be a source of error when meat quality is measured with an optical probe and the rheological ...

H. J. Swatland

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Physical Exchanges at the AirSea Interface: UKSOLAS Field Measurements  

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As part of the U.K. contribution to the international Surface OceanLower Atmosphere Study, a series of three related projectsDOGEE, SEASAW, and HiWASEundertook experimental studies of the processes controlling the physical exchange of gases ...

Ian M. Brooks; A. Anthony Bloom; Barbara J. Brooks; Justin J. N. Lingard; James B. McQuaid; Sarah J. Norris; Michael H. Smith; Paul D. Smith; Margaret J. Yelland; Ben I. Moat; Robin W. Pascal; John Prytherch; Meric Srokosz; Peter K. Taylor; Robert C. Upstill-Goddard; Matt Salter; Philip D. Nightingale; Steve Archer; Rachael Beale; Jo Dixon; Laura Goldson; Nick Hardman-Mountford; Malcolm Liddicoat; Gerald Moore; John A. Stephens; Eric d'Asaro; Craig McNeil; Cory Beatty; Michael DeGrandpre; Byron Blomquist; Barry Huebert; John Cluderay; Henk Zemmelink; David Coles; Ping-Chang Hsueh; Timothy G. Leighton; John Dacey; William M. Drennan; Mike Rebozo; Erik Sahlee; Joseph Gabriele; Martin K. Hill; Matt Horn; Gerrit De Leeuw; Craig Neill; Ingunn Skjelvan; Simon O'Doherty; Roisin Walsh; Dickon Young; Ute Schuster; Maciej Telszewski; Hans Slagter; Brian Ward; David K. Woolf

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research proposal on certain atomic physics measurements associated with the laser isotope separation method  

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Research proposed in the following areas are briefly described: the measurement of photoionization cross sections near threshold for the excited states of uranium; measurement of the symmetric charge exchange cross section; and measurement of chemiionization cross sections for electronically excited uranium atoms.

Dubrin, J.; Duewer, W.

1973-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

86

H2O Maser Emission in Circumstellar Envelopes around AGB Stars: Physical Conditions in Gas-Dust Clouds  

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The pumping of 22.2-GHz H$_2$O masers in the circumstellar envelopes of asymptotic giant branch stars has been simulated numerically. The physical parameters adopted in the calculations correspond to those of the circumstellar envelope around IK Tau. The one-dimensional plane-parallel structure of the gas-dust cloud is considered. The statistical equilibrium equations for the H$_2$O level populations and the thermal balance equations for the gas-dust cloud are solved self-consistently. The calculations take into account 410 rotational levels belonging to the five lowest vibrational levels of H$_2$O. The stellar radiation field is shown to play an important role in the thermal balance of the gas-dust cloud due to the absorption of emission in rotational-vibrational H$_2$O lines. The dependence of the gain in the 22.2-GHz maser line on the gas density and H$_2$O number density in the gas-dust cloud is investigated. Gas densities close to the mean density of the stellar wind, 10$^7-10^8$ cm$^{-3}$, and a high re...

Nesterenok, Aleksandr

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Measurements of the chemical, physical, and optical properties of single aerosol particles  

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composition of ambient aerosol particles, EnvironmentalParticle Measurement of Ambient Aerosol Particles Containingfor quantifying direct aerosol forcing of climate, Bull. Am.

Moffet, Ryan Christopher

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Quantum Physics Division Homepage  

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... Contact. Physical Measurement Laboratory Quantum Physics Division General Information: 303-735-1985 Telephone 303-492-5235 Facsimile. ...

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

89

NIST Nuclear Physics Data  

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Nuclear Physics Data. Radionuclide Half-Life Measurements Made at NIST; Atomic Weights and Isotopic Compositions. ... Physical Reference Data. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Physics Laboratory: Technical Activities 2001  

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... atomic physics, optical technology, ionizing radiation measurements, time and frequency measurements, quantum physics, fundamental constants ...

91

NIST Physics Laboratory: Technical Activities 2002  

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... atomic physics, optical technology, ionizing radiation measurements, time and frequency measurements, quantum physics, fundamental constants ...

92

Work function measurements during plasma exposition at conditions relevant in negative ion sources for the ITER neutral beam injection  

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Cesium seeded sources for surface generated negative hydrogen ions are major components of neutral beam injection systems in future large-scale fusion experiments such as ITER. The stability and delivered current density depend highly on the work function during vacuum and plasma phases of the ion source. One of the most important quantities that affect the source performance is the work function. A modified photocurrent method was developed to measure the temporal behavior of the work function during and after cesium evaporation. The investigation of cesium exposed Mo and MoLa samples under ITER negative hydrogen ion based neutral beam injection relevant surface and plasma conditions showed the influence of impurities which result in a fast degradation when the plasma exposure or the cesium flux onto the sample is stopped. A minimum work function close to that of bulk cesium was obtained under the influence of the plasma exposition, while a significantly higher work function was observed under ITER-like vacuum conditions.

Gutser, R. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 85748 Garching (Germany); Wimmer, C. [Lst. f. Experimentelle Plasmaphysik, Universitaet Augsburg, 86135 Augsburg (Germany); Fantz, U. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 85748 Garching (Germany); Lst. f. Experimentelle Plasmaphysik, Universitaet Augsburg, 86135 Augsburg (Germany)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

93

Roots of Mold Problems and Humidity Control Measures in Institutional Buildings with Pre-Existing Mold Condition  

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Humidity control and mold in buildings has become an increasingly important problem. Once a building has experience mold growth on walls, ceilings, and other surfaces, it does not take longterm exposure to moisture for mold to re-grow in the building. Some commercial buildings on the Texas A&M University (TAMU) campus have suffered with humidity problems for many years. The Continuous Commissioning (CCSM) group of the Energy Systems Lab in collaboration with the Utilities Office of Energy Management, and the TAMU Physical Plant, was dispatched to perform Continuous Commissioning on these commercial buildings in order to find viable solutions to the humidity problem. The CC group performed extensive field tests and analysis on building air handling unit (AHU), exhaust systems, building construction, and the Energy Management Control System (EMCS). Based on the field studies and analysis, a four-category (Design, construction, building retrofits and alterations, and poor maintenance) system was set up to classify sources for high humidity problems. This paper presents the investigation and follow-up efforts, which identified reasons and corrective measures for the high humidity levels in these buildings, turning these inefficient and humid commercial buildings into comfortable environments. Recommendations for dealing with such possible problems are provided.

Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H.; Garcia, J.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of the Gilian TRACEAIR Organic Vapor Monitoring Diffusive Badge in measuring short-term exposure levels of benzene under field conditions  

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The objective of this research is to evaluate the performance of the Gilian TRACEAIR Organic Vapor Monitoring I (OVMI) Diffusive Badge in measuring short-term benzene exposures under field conditions. In general, a diffusive badge is a device which is capable of taking samples of gas or vapor pollutants from the atmosphere at a rate controlled by a physical process such as diffusion through a static layer. Diffusive badges continue to flood the industrial hygiene market as an alternative means to charcoal tubes for sampling organic vapors. The OVMI badge has been on the market since 1990, and is the only diffusive sampler that offers dual sampling rates for measuring organic vapors. This dual sampling rate feature allows one the flexibility of sampling at 3 5 to I 00 mL/@n depending on the vapors being sampled. The OVM I badge has been designed to monitor short-term exposure limits (STEL) and long-term limits with only negligible modifications to the badge housing. Side-by-side benzene STEL concentrations were measured in a Texas Gulf Coast refinery implementing two OVM I badges, an SKC charcoal tube, and a Tedlar bag used for gas chromatograph analyses. The results of the study indicated that a) no significant concentration differences were found between the badges; b) the badges overestimated the charcoal tube on average by 54%, although their performance comparisons were highly predictable based on linear regression; and c) the results of the Tedlar baga?s chromatograph comparisons were inconclusive. Factors which might have contributed to the discrepancy between the charcoal tube and badges are possible concentration gradients and starvation effects occurring at the samplers' inlet face, interference from other competing vapors, and an overestimated badge sampling rate when sampling at the maximum uptake rate. Collectively, the outcomes of this research suggests that a correction factor in the badge's sampling rate might prove useful as a means of correcting for short-term overestimations when sampling for benzene under field conditions. It is hoped that the contents of this research serve as an useful aid for those specifically interested in the OVMI badge and for those whose line of work involve passive sampling.

Pierce, Mark Edward

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparative study on the CANDU-6 reactivity device model based on Wolsong-2 physics measurement data  

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A benchmark calculation of a 713 MWe Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) reactor was performed based on the physics measurement data of Wolsong-2 nuclear power plant by using WIMS-AECL, DRAGON, and RFSP codes. The benchmark calculation included sensitivity analyses on the number of energy groups, cross-section library, and the weighting spectrum of the homogenized lattice parameters. The effective multiplication factor, critical boron concentration, reactivity device worth and the flux distribution were estimated and compared with those obtained by the measurement and standard CANDU reactor physics design tools. In general, the prediction errors by WIMS-AECL, DRAGON and RFSP codes were within the acceptance limit for all the sensitivity calculations. The sensitivity calculations also showed that the calculation accuracy was improved when two energy groups were used especially for the prediction of the reactivity worth of strong absorbers such as mechanical control absorbers and shutoff rods. However, the prediction error increased when calculating the reactivity worth of the adjuster banks with two energy groups. Therefore a further study is recommended to obtain consistent results for the benchmark calculation. (authors)

Park, C. J.; Choi, H. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst., Deokjin-dong 150, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Characterization of condenser microphones under different environmental conditions for accurate speed of sound measurements with acoustic resonators  

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Condenser microphones are more commonly used and have been extensively modeled and characterized in air at ambient temperature and static pressure. However, several applications of interest for metrology and physical acoustics require to use these transducers in significantly different environmental conditions. Particularly, the extremely accurate determination of the speed of sound in monoatomic gases, which is pursued for a determination of the Boltzmann constant k by an acoustic method, entails the use of condenser microphones mounted within a spherical cavity, over a wide range of static pressures, at the temperature of the triple point of water (273.16 K). To further increase the accuracy achievable in this application, the microphone frequency response and its acoustic input impedance need to be precisely determined over the same static pressure and temperature range. Few previous works examined the influence of static pressure, temperature, and gas composition on the microphone's sensitivity. In this work, the results of relative calibrations of 1/4 in. condenser microphones obtained using an electrostatic actuator technique are presented. The calibrations are performed in pure helium and argon gas at temperatures near 273 K and in the pressure range between 10 and 600 kPa. These experimental results are compared with the predictions of a realistic model available in the literature, finding a remarkable good agreement. The model provides an estimate of the acoustic impedance of 1/4 in. condenser microphones as a function of frequency and static pressure and is used to calculate the corresponding frequency perturbations induced on the normal modes of a spherical cavity when this is filled with helium or argon gas.

Guianvarc'h, Cecile; Pitre, Laurent [Laboratoire Commun de Metrologie LNE/Cnam, 61 rue du Landy, 93210 La Plaine Saint Denis (France); Gavioso, Roberto M.; Benedetto, Giuliana [Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Turin (Italy); Bruneau, Michel [Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Universite du Maine UMR CNRS 6613, av. Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 59, No. 2, August 2011, pp. 16491653 Fission Physics and Cross Section Measurements with a Lead Slowing down  

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for evaluating the suitability of designs often use stip- ulated load conditions that are less pretentious

Danon, Yaron

98

Top decay physics at CDF and measurement of the CKM element V{sub tb}  

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Now that the top quark`s existence has been firmly established by the CDF and D0 experiments{sup 1,2)}, we begin to measure its properties. Branching fractions are of particular interest in the case of the t quark, since they probe the couplings of the top quark to gauge bosons and other quarks, and because ``the top quark is the only quark with reasonable mass``{sup 3)}. Because the top quark is the only quark with mass comparable to the electroweak scale, its decays, particularly non-standard decays, might shed some light on what makes the top quark different from lighter quarks, and the role it plays in electroweak symmetry breaking. This paper describes some recent measurements on the decay of the top quark using the CDF detector, a general purpose detector designed to study p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s=1.8 TeV; it has been described in detail elsewhere{sup 4,1)}. The analyses presented use 100-110 pb{minus}{sup 1} of data collected between 1992 and 1995 at the Fermilab TeVatron.

LeCompte, T.J.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

99

Measured Impact on Space Conditioning Energy Use in a Residence Due to Operating a Heat Pump Water Heater inside the Conditioned Space  

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The impact on space conditioning energy use due to operating a heat pump water heater (HPWH) inside the conditioned space is analyzed based on 2010-2011 data from a research house with simulated occupancy and hot water use controls. The 2700 ft2 (345 m2) house is located in Oak Ridge, TN (mixed-humid climate) and is equipped with a 50 gallon (189 l) HPWH that provided approximately 55 gallons/d (208 l/d) of hot water at 120 F (46 C) to the house during the test period. The HPWH has been operated every other week from December 2010 through November 2011 in two modes; a heat pump only mode, and a standard mode that utilizes 15355 Btu/hr (4500 W) resistance heating elements. The energy consumption of the air-source heat pump (ASHP) that provides space conditioning for the house is compared for the two HPWH operating modes with weather effects taken into account. Impacts during the heating and cooling seasons are compared.

Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL; Ally, Moonis Raza [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

RESULTS OF A DATING ATTEMPT -CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS RELEVANT TO THE CASE OF THE CRETACEOUS TERTIARY EXTINCTIONS  

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In Gubbio, Italy, a l em layer of clay between extensive limestone formations marks the boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary Periods. This clay layer was known to have been deposited about 65 million years ago when many life forms became extinct, but the length of time associated with the deposition was not known. In an attempt to measure this time with normally deposited meteoritic material as a clock, extensive measurements of iridium abundances (and those of many other elements) were made on the Gubbio rocks. Neutron activation analysis was the principal tool used in these studies. About 50 elements are searched for in materials like the earth's crust, about 40 are detected and about 30 are measured with useful precision. We were not able to determine exactly how long the clay deposition took. Instead the laboratory studies on the chemical and physical nature of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary led to the theory that an asteroid collision with the earth was responsible for the extinction of many forms of life including the dinosaurs.

Asaro, Frank; Michel, Helen V.; Alvarez, Luis W.; Alvarez, Walter

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 59, No. 2, August 2011, pp. 17451748 Molybdenum and Zirconium Neutron Total Cross Section Measurements in  

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Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 59, No. 2, August 2011, pp. 17451748 Molybdenum and Zirconium Neutron Total Cross Section Measurements in the Energy Range of 0.5 to 20 MeV M. J. Rapp, Y. Danon April 2010) Neutron transmission measurements were made on natural molybdenum and zirconium samples

Danon, Yaron

102

Condition-Measure Bounds on the Behavior of the Central Trajectory of a Semi-Definete Program  

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We present bounds on various quantities of interest regarding the central trajectory of a semi-definite program (SDP), where the bounds are functions of Renegar's condition number C(d) and other naturally-occurring quantities ...

Nunez, Manuel A.

103

NIST Physics Laboratory: Technical Activities 2003 and 2004  

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... atomic physics, optical technology, ionizing radiation measurements, time and frequency measurements, quantum physics, fundamental constants ...

104

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 562 (2006) 771773 Measurements of (n,a) cross-section of small samples using  

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 562 (2006) 771­773 Measurements of (n National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC), Upton, NY 11973-5000, USA d CEA-DAM, BP 12, 91680 Bruye(n,a)3 H cross-section as a feasibility test for further work. The LSDS consists of a 1.2 m cube of lead

Danon, Yaron

105

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS 90SR AND 137CS IN-VIVO MEASUREMENTS OF SMALL ANIMALS AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA DEVELOPED FOR THE CONDITIONS OF THE CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE  

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To perform in vivo simultaneous measurements of the {sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs content in the bodies of animals living in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (ChEZ), an appropriate method and equipment were developed and installed in a mobile gamma beta spectrometry laboratory. This technique was designed for animals of relatively small sizes (up to 50 g). The {sup 90}Sr content is measured by a beta spectrometer with a 0.1 mm thick scintillation plastic detector. The spectrum processing takes into account the fact that the measured object is 'thick-layered' and contains a comparable quantity of {sup 137}Cs, which is a characteristic condition of the ChEZ. The {sup 137}Cs content is measured by a NaI scintillation detector that is part of the combined gamma beta spectrometry system. For environmental research performed in the ChEZ, the advantages of this method and equipment (rapid measurements, capability to measure live animals directly in their habitat, and the capability of simultaneous {sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs measurements) far outweigh the existing limitations (considerations must be made for background radiation and the animal size, skeletal shape and body mass). The accuracy of these in vivo measurements is shown to be consistent with standard spectrometric and radiochemical methods. Apart from the in vivo measurements, the proposed methodology, after a very simple upgrade that is also described in the article, works even more accurately with samples of other media, such as soil and plants.

Farfan, E.; Jannik, T.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for measuring the coordinates of tire surfaces in transient conditions when rolling over obstacles: Description of the system and performance analysis  

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This paper describes the development of a system for measuring surface coordinates (commonly known as ''shape measurements'') which is able to give the temporal evolution of the position of the tire sidewall in transient conditions (such as during braking, when there are potholes or when the road surface is uneven) which may or may not be reproducible. The system is based on the well-known technique of projecting and observing structured light using a digital camera with an optical axis which is slanted with respect to the axis of the projector. The transient nature of the phenomenon has led to the development of specific innovative solutions as regards image processing algorithms. This paper briefly describes the components which make up the measuring system and presents the results of the measurements carried out on the drum bench. It then analyses the performance of the measuring system and the sources of uncertainty which led to the development of the system for a specific dynamic application: impact with an obstacle (cleat test). The measuring system guaranteed a measurement uncertainty of 0.28 mm along the Z axis (the axial direction of the tire) with a measurement range of 250(X)x80(Y)x25(Z) mm{sup 3}, with the tire rolling at a speed of up to 30 km/h.

Castellini, Paolo; Di Giuseppe, Andrea [Dipartimento di Meccanica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona (Italy)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory  

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The air fluorescence detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory is designed to perform calorimetric measurements of extensive air showers created by cosmic rays of above 10^18 eV. To correct these measurements for the effects introduced by atmospheric fluctuations, the Observatory contains a group of monitoring instruments to record atmospheric conditions across the detector site, an area exceeding 3,000 km^2. The atmospheric data are used extensively in the reconstruction of air showers, and are particularly important for the correct determination of shower energies and the depths of shower maxima. This paper contains a summary of the molecular and aerosol conditions measured at the Pierre Auger Observatory since the start of regular operations in 2004, and includes a discussion of the impact of these measurements on air shower reconstructions. Between 10^18 and 10^20 eV, the systematic uncertainties due to all atmospheric effects increase from 4% to 8% in measurements of shower energy, and 4 g/cm^2 to 8 g/cm^...

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Measurement of single and double glazing thermal performance under realistic conditions using the mobile window thermal test (MoWiTT) facility  

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The thermal performance of single glazing, clear double glazing, and double glazing with a low-emissivity coating was measured in both south-facing and north-facing orientations under realistic field conditions using the new MoWiTT field test facility. The time-dependent net heat flow through each fenestration was found to be consistent with the predictions of the standard simplified heat transfer model, provided that an angle-dependent shading coefficient is used and diffuse solar gain is included in the calculation. Summer-condition average U-values were derived for each glazing type and were found to agree with the expected values for both types of double glazing. The measured U-value for single glazing was lower than predicted.

Klems, J.; Keller, H.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

The Oklahoma Field Test: Air-conditioning electricity savings from standard energy conservation measures, radiant barriers, and high-efficiency window air conditioners  

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A field test Involving 104 houses was performed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to measure the air-conditioning electricity consumption of low-income houses equipped with window air conditioners, the reduction in this electricity consumption attributed to the installation of energy conservation measures (ECMS) as typically installed under the Oklahoma Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and the reduction achieved by the replacement of low-efficiency window air conditioners with high-efficiency units and the installation of attic radiant barriers. Air-conditioning electricity consumption and indoor temperature were monitored weekly during the pre-weatherization period (June to September 1988) and post-weatherization period (May to September 1989). House energy consumption models and regression analyses were used to normalize the air-conditioning electricity savings to average outdoor temperature conditions and the pre-weatherization indoor temperature of each house. The following conclusions were drawn from the study: (1) programs directed at reducing air-conditioning electricity consumption should be targeted at clients with high consumption to improve cost effectiveness; (2) replacing low-efficiency air conditioners with high-efficiency units should be considered an option in a weatherization program directed at reducing air-conditioning electricity consumption; (3) ECMs currently being installed under the Oklahoma WAP (chosen based on effectiveness at reducing space-heating energy consumption) should continue to be justified based on their space-heating energy savings potential only; and (4) attic radiant barriers should not be included in the Oklahoma WAP if alternatives with verified savings are available or until further testing demonstrates energy savings or other benefits in this typo of housing.

Ternes, M.P.; Levins, W.P.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements  

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? Financial constraint scales approach physical constraints scales ? Loads can become ac/ve with more- complicated dynamical behavior. ? Shorter /me responses from smart meters, gas plants (which are faster).- ? Opera0on of 90 % of Energy Systems is Affected by Ambient Condi0ons

Mihai Anitescu; V. Zavala; C. Petra; M. Lubin; S. Lee; Rocklin T. Krause; Pi\\sburgh Pa Stochasc

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

NIST: Physics Laboratory Brochure  

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... measurement methods for determining the structure and function of biological systems, and exploring the mysteries of quantum physics - who are ...

112

A multi-physics, integrated approach to formation evaluation using borehole geophysical measurements and 3D seismic data  

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AUTOCAD, CAD, CADD) bcc blind courtesy copy ACT [logging] neutron porosity (Cf source) BCOM [JOK and epithermal neutron porosity (Am/Be source) logging tool (Schlumberger version G) CORELOG [ODP] database International Association of Drilling Contractors IAPSO International Association for the Physical Sciences

Torres-Verdín, Carlos

113

Licensing topical report: the measurement and modelling of time-dependent fission product release from failed HTGR fuel particles under accident conditions  

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The release of fission products from failed fuel particles was measured under simulated accident (core heatup) conditions. A generic model and specific model parameters that describe delayed fission product release from the kernels of failed HTGR fuel particles were developed from the experimental results. The release of fission products was measured from laser-failed BISO ThO/sub 2/ and highly enriched (HEU) TRISO UC/sub 2/ particles that had been irradiated to a range of kernel burnups. The burnups were 0.25, 1.4, and 15.7% FIMA for ThO/sub 2/ particles and 23.5 and 74% FIMA for UC/sub 2/ particles. The fission products measured were nuclides of xenon, iodine, krypton, tellurium, and cesium.

Myers, B.F.; Morrissey, R.E.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of test conditions and sample configuration on the AMTEC electrode/electrolyte characteristics measurements in the Sodium Exposure Test Cell experiment  

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An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the effect of test conditions and sample configuration on the AMTEC electrode/electrolyte characteristic measurements in a Sodium Exposure Test Cell (SETC). The effect of test conditions was determined by identifying the accurate correlation between sodium temperature and vapor pressure in the correct temperature range for the SETC. In addition, temperature distribution in the sodium source in SETC was determined. A correlation was identified that accurately predicted the relationship between the sodium vapor source temperature and the vapor pressure. A means to maintain the uniformity of the temperature across the electrode/electrolyte sample and in the sodium vapor source was determined. Two electrode/electrolyte configurations (tube and disk) were tested to determine if there was a difference in the characteristics determined from the measurements. It was demonstrated that the configuration of the sample had little effect (about 15%) on the measurements at typical AMTEC operating temperatures. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and controlled potential current-voltage curves (iV curves) techniques were used to determine these characteristics.

Azimov, Ulughbek Bakhadirovich

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison between the measured and calculated reactivity in measuring the effectiveness of the emergency protection at the stage of physical start-up of unit no. 3 at the Kalinin nuclear power plant  

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This paper presents comparisons between the effectiveness of the emergency protection under both stationary and nonstationary formulations calculated with the use of the RADUGA-7.5 package and experimental data obtained in measuring the 'weight' of the emergency protection in the process of physical start-up of the VVER-1000 reactor of unit no. 3 of the Kalinin NPP. On the basis of the results obtained, recommendations are given on comparing the measured and calculated reactivity and parameters determined by using its value.

Kavun, O. Yu.; Popykin, A. I.; Shevchenko, R. A., E-mail: rshevchenko@secnrs.ru; Shevchenko, S. A. [Scientific and Engineering Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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WHAM Observations of $H-\\alpha$, [S II], and [N II] toward the Orion and Perseus Arms Probing the Physical Conditions of the Warm Ionized Medium  

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A large portion of the Galaxy (l = 123 deg to 164 deg, b = -6 deg to -35 deg), which samples regions of the Local (Orion) spiral arm and the more distant Perseus arm, has been mapped with the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM) in the H-Alpha, [S II] 6716, and [N II] 6583 lines. Several trends noticed in emission-line investigations of diffuse gas in other galaxies are confirmed in the Milky Way and extended to much fainter emission. We find that the [S II]/H-Alpha and [N II]/H-Alpha ratios increase as absolute H-Alpha intensities decrease. For the more distant Perseus arm emission, the increase in these ratios is a strong function of Galactic latitude and thus, of height above the Galactic plane. The [S II]/[N II] ratio is relatively independent of H-Alpha intensity. Scatter in this ratio appears to be physically significant, and maps of it suggest regions with similar ratios are spatially correlated. The Perseus arm [S II]/[N II] ratio is systematically lower than Local emission by 10%--20%. With [S II]/[N II] ...

Haffner, L M; Tufte, S L

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical models of thin film polycrystalline solar cells based on measured grain-boundary and electronic-parameter properties. Quarterly report  

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Solar cells fabricated on polycrystalline silicon, either bulk or thin-film, can potentially be cost-effective when used in terrestrial photovoltaic energy-conversion systems. To achieve this goal, the polysilicon cell efficiency must be increased considerably from its present values. A severe limitation to the cell efficiency is due to the grain boundaries and their influence on carrier recombination. To remove this limitation, an understanding of the fundamental physics underlying the effects of the grain boundaries on cell performance is helpful. This fundamental physics is discussed, and models are developed for recombination currents in polysilicon pn-junction solar cells. Several analytic approximations, suggested by physical insight, are used and checked ultimately for self-consistency with the results of the analysis. The models are defined such that their parameters can be related directly to measurements, and the models are hence useful in interpreting experimental results. They also can be used to study, in a systematic way, cell-design modifications to improve the efficiency, e.g., grain-boundary passivation techniques.

Lindholm, F.A.; Fossum, J.G.; Holloway, P.A.; Neugroschel, A.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

NIST: Physics Lab - General Interest  

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... Exhibits from the Physical Measurement Laboratory. in the NIST Virtual Museum. ... NIST's David Wineland shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. ...

2012-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Standard Reference Databases: Physics  

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... SRD 119 Photoionization of CO2 (ARPES), Online, DG, * Nuclear Physics SRD 144 ... Half-Life Measurements Online, DG, * Physical Constants SRD ...

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphical representation of generalized quantum measurements  

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We present graphical representation for genaralized quantum measurements (POVM). We represent POVM elements as Bloch vectors and find the conditions these vectors should satisfy in order to describe realizable physical measurements. We show how to find probability of measurement outcome in a graphical way. The whole formalism is applied to unambigous discrimination of nonorthogonal quantum states.

Pawel Kurzynski; Andrzej Grudka

2006-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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968 JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY VOLUME 34 A New Method for Estimation of the Sensible Heat Flux under Unstable Conditions Using Satellite Vector Winds  

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It has been difficult to estimate the sensible heat flux at the airsea interface using satellite data because of the difficulty in remotely observing the sea level air temperature. In this study, a new method is developed for estimating the sensible heat flux using satellite observations under unstable conditions. The basic idea of the method is that the airsea temperature difference is related to the atmospheric convergence. Employed data include the wind convergence, sea level humidity, and sea surface temperature. These parameters can be derived from the satellite wind vectors, Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) precipitable water, and Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) observations, respectively. The authors selected a region east of Japan as the test area where the atmospheric convergence appears all year. Comparison between the heat fluxes derived from the satellite data and from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) data suggests that the rms difference between the two kinds of sensible heat fluxes has low values in the sea area east of Japan with a minimum of 10.0 W m ?2. The time series of the two kinds of sensible heat fluxes at 10 locations in the area are in agreement, with rms difference ranging between 10.0 and 14.1 W m ?2 and correlation coefficient being higher than 0.7. In addition, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Flux (GSSTF) was used for a further comparison. The low-rms region with high correlation coefficient (?0.7) was also found in the region east of Japan with a minimum of 12.2 W m ?2. Considering the nonlinearity in calculation of the sensible monthly means, the authors believe that the comparison with GSSTF is consistent with that with NCEP data. 1.

Jiayi Pan; Xiao-hai Yan; Young-heon Jo; Quanan Zheng; W. Timothy Liu

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reco level Smin and subsystem Smin: improved global inclusive variables for measuring the new physics mass scale in MET events at hadron colliders  

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The variable {radical}s{sub min} was originally proposed in [1] as a model-independent, global and fully inclusive measure of the new physics mass scale in missing energy events at hadron colliders. In the original incarnation of {radical}s{sub min}, however, the connection to the new physics mass scale was blurred by the effects of the underlying event, most notably initial state radiation and multiple parton interactions. In this paper we advertize two improved variants of the {radical}s{sub min} variable, which overcome this problem. First we show that by evaluating the {radical}s{sub min} variable at the RECO level, in terms of the reconstructed objects in the event, the effects from the underlying event are significantly diminished and the nice correlation between the peak in the {radical}s{sub min}{sup (reco)} distribution and the new physics mass scale is restored. Secondly, the underlying event problem can be avoided altogether when the {radical}s{sub min} concept is applied to a subsystem of the event which does not involve any QCD jets. We supply an analytic formula for the resulting subsystem {radical}s{sub min}{sup (sub)} variable and show that its peak exhibits the usual correlation with the mass scale of the particles produced in the subsystem. Finally, we contrast {radical}s{sub min} to other popular inclusive variables such as H{sub T}, M{sub Tgen} and M{sub TTgen}. We illustrate our discussion with several examples from supersymmetry, and with dilepton events from top quark pair production.

Konar, Partha; /Florida U.; Kong, Kyoungchul; /SLAC; Matchev, Konstantin T.; Park, Myeonghun; /Florida U.

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simple Physical Model to Estimate Incident Solar Radiation at the Surface from GOES Satellite Data  

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We present a model designed to estimate the incident solar radiation at the suface from GOES satellite brightness measurements in clear and cloudy conditions. In this simple physical model, the effect of Rayleigh scattering is taken into account. ...

Catherine Gautier; Georges Diak; Serge Masse

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Anemometry in Icing Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accuracy of wind measurements in icing conditions is discussed, and wind tunnel calibrations as well as field comparisons are presented for three heated anemometers that use different measuring principles. It is pointed out that ice-free ...

Lasse Makkonen; Pertti Lehtonen; Lauri Helle

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Physics Department  

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Find people (by last name) Go Advanced search Physics Home High Energy & Nuclear Physics Directorate Research Current Research Areas BNL Physics Timeline Administrative...

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painless physics  

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Division Head RF August 30, 1996 By Pat Colestock, Accelerator Division FIXED TARGET PHYSICS September 20, 1996 By Peter H. Garbincius, Physics Section FIXED TARGET PHYSICS PART...

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Critical Configuration and Physics Measurements for Assemblies of U(93.15)O2 Fuel Rods (1.506-cm Pitch)  

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A series of critical experiments were completed from 19621965 at Oak Ridge National Laboratorys (ORNLs) Critical Experiments Facility (CEF) in support of the Medium-Power Reactor Experiments (MPRE) program. In the late 1950s, efforts were made to study power plants for the production of electrical power in space vehicles.(a) The MPRE program was a part of those efforts and studied the feasibility of a stainless-steel system, boiling potassium 1 MW(t), or about 140 kW(e), reactor. The program was carried out in [fiscal years] 1964, 1965, and 1966. A summary of the programs effort was compiled in 1967.a The delayed critical experiments were a mockup of a small, potassium-cooled space power reactor for validation of reactor calculations and reactor physics methods. Initial experiments, performed in November and December of 1962, consisted of a core of unmoderated stainless-steel tubes, each containing 26 UO2 fuel pellets, surrounded by a graphite reflector. Measurements were performed to determine critical reflector arrangements, relative fission-rate distributions, and cadmium ratio distributions. Subsequent experiments used beryllium reflectors and also measured the reactivity for various materials placed in the core. The [assemblies were built] on [a] vertical assembly machine so that the movable part was the core and bottom reflector (see Reference 1). The experiment studied in this evaluation was the second of the series and had the fuel rods in a 1.506-cm-triangular pitch. One critical configuration was found (see Reference 3). Once the critical configuration had been achieved, various measurements of reactivity, relative axial and radial activation rates of 235U,bc and cadmium ratios were performed. The cadmium ratio, reactivity, and activation rate measurements performed on the critical configuration are described in Sections 1.3, 1.4, and 1.7, respectively.

Margaret A. Marshall

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

NIST Forensic Measurement Challenge  

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... Nuclear Forensic Reference Materials for Attribution of Urban Nuclear Terrorism proposal by the Physical Measurement Laboratory; ...

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

129

LANL | Physics | High Energy Physics  

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Exploring high energy physics Physics Division scientists and engineers investigate the field of high energy physics through experiments that strengthen our fundamental...

130

NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory Homepage  

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... Declaration of Independence Making the Case for History. News. New NIST Standard Reference Material to Help Calibrate Hospital CAT Scanners. ...

2013-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Algorithms Used in Heterogeneous Dose Calculations Show Systematic Differences as Measured With the Radiological Physics Center's Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom Used for RTOG Credentialing  

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Purpose: To determine the impact of treatment planning algorithm on the accuracy of heterogeneous dose calculations in the Radiological Physics Center (RPC) thorax phantom. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively analyzed the results of 304 irradiations of the RPC thorax phantom at 221 different institutions as part of credentialing for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group clinical trials; the irradiations were all done using 6-MV beams. Treatment plans included those for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as well as 3-dimensional conformal therapy (3D-CRT). Heterogeneous plans were developed using Monte Carlo (MC), convolution/superposition (CS), and the anisotropic analytic algorithm (AAA), as well as pencil beam (PB) algorithms. For each plan and delivery, the absolute dose measured in the center of a lung target was compared to the calculated dose, as was the planar dose in 3 orthogonal planes. The difference between measured and calculated dose was examined as a function of planning algorithm as well as use of IMRT. Results: PB algorithms overestimated the dose delivered to the center of the target by 4.9% on average. Surprisingly, CS algorithms and AAA also showed a systematic overestimation of the dose to the center of the target, by 3.7% on average. In contrast, the MC algorithm dose calculations agreed with measurement within 0.6% on average. There was no difference observed between IMRT and 3D CRT calculation accuracy. Conclusion: Unexpectedly, advanced treatment planning systems (those using CS and AAA algorithms) overestimated the dose that was delivered to the lung target. This issue requires attention in terms of heterogeneity calculations and potentially in terms of clinical practice.

Kry, Stephen F., E-mail: sfkry@mdanderson.org [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Alvarez, Paola; Molineu, Andrea; Amador, Carrie [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Galvin, James [American College of Radiology/Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)] [American College of Radiology/Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Followill, David S. [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Radiological Physics Center, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Joint quantum measurements with minimum uncertainty  

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Quantum physics constrains the accuracy of joint measurements of incompatible observables. Here we test tight measurement-uncertainty relations using single photons. We implement two independent, idealized uncertainty-estimation methods, the 3-state method and the weak-measurement method, and adapt them to realistic experimental conditions. Exceptional quantum state fidelities of up to 0.99998(6) allow us to verge upon the fundamental limits of measurement uncertainty.

Martin Ringbauer; Devon N. Biggerstaff; Matthew A. Broome; Alessandro Fedrizzi; Cyril Branciard; Andrew G. White

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

133

Energy conditions and their implications  

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Energy conditions and their implications Matt Visser Physics Department Washington University Saint;#16;s (Los Alamos) Midwest Relativity 9 November 1999. #12; Abstract: The energy conditions of general- itational #12;elds and cosmological geometries. However, the energy conditions are beginning to look a lot

Visser, Matt

134

Modeling from Physical Principles  

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This article, on the other hand, shall concentrate on issues relating to modeling the physical plant to be controlled. Modeling physical systems seems to be a straightforward task. Since physical systems and experiments are often reproducible in a reliable fashion, since measurements from physical systems are frequently available in abundance and of high quality, since the meta--laws of physics are mostly well understood, it seems to be a particularly easy task to come up with accurate mathematical descriptions of most physical plants. Yet, there are some typical pitfalls and frequent misconceptions about the modeling of physical systems, especially among control engineers. These shall be illustrated, and a sound methodological basis for modeling from physical principles shall then be created. 2 Common Misconceptions

Franois E. Cellier; Hilding Elmqvist; Martin Otter

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Probing new physics with flavor physics (and probing flavor physics with new physics)  

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This is a written version of a series of lectures aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in particle theory/string theory/particle experiment familiar with the basics of the Standard Model. We begin with an overview of flavor physics and its implications for new physics. We emphasize the "new physics flavor puzzle". Then, we give four specific examples of flavor measurements and the lessons that have been (or can be) drawn from them: (i) Charm physics: lessons for supersymmetry from the upper bound on $\\Delta m_D$. (ii) Bottom physics: model independent lessons on the KM mechanism and on new physics in neutral B mixing from $S_{\\psi K_S}$. (iii) Top physics and beyond: testing minimal flavor violation at the LHC. (iv) Neutrino physics: interpreting the data on neutrino masses and mixing within flavor models.

Yosef Nir

2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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CRITICAL CONFIGURATION AND PHYSICS MEASUREMENTS FOR GRAPHITE REFLECTED ASSEMBLIES OF U(93.15)O2 FUEL RODS (1.506-CM PITCH)  

SciTech Connect

A series of critical experiments were completed in 1962-1965 at Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Critical Experiments Facility in support of the Medium-Power Reactor Experiments (MPRE) program. In the late 1950s efforts were made to study power plants for the production of electrical power in space vehicles. The MPRE program was a part of those efforts and studied the feasibility of a stainless steel system, boiling potassium 1 MW(t), or about 140 kW(e), reactor. The program was carried out in [fiscal years] 1964, 1965, and 1966. A summary of the programs effort was compiled in 1967. The delayed critical experiments were a mockup of a small, potassium-cooled space power reactor for validation of reactor calculations and reactor physics methods. Initial experiments, performed in November and December of 1962, consisted of a core of 253 unmoderated stainless steel tubes, each containing 26 UO2 fuel pellets, surrounded by a graphite reflector. Measurements were made to determine critical reflector arrangements, fission-rate distributions, and cadmium ratio distributions. Subsequent experiments used beryllium reflectors and also measured the reactivity for various materials placed in the core. The [assemblies were built] on [a] vertical assembly machine so that the movable part was the core and bottom reflector. The first experiment in the series was evaluated in HEU-COMP-FAST-001. It had the 253 fuel tubes packed tightly into a 22.87 cm outside diameter (OD) core tank (References 1 and 2). The second experiment in the series, performed in early 1963, which is studied in this evaluation, had the 253 fuel tubes at a 1.506-cm triangular lattice in a 25.96 cm OD core tank and graphite reflectors on all sides. The experiment has been determined to represent an acceptable benchmark experiment. Information for this evaluation was compiled from published reports on all three parts of the experimental series (Reference 1-5) and the experimental logbook as well as from communication with the experimenter, John T. Mihalczo.

Margaret A. Marshall

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

The Angular Distribution of UV-B Sky Radiance under Cloudy Conditions: A Comparison of Measurements and Radiative Transfer Calculations Using a Fractal Cloud Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, global warming concerns have focused attention on cloud radiative forcing and its accurate encapsulation in radiative transfer measurement and modeling programs. At present, this process is constrained by the dynamic movement and ...

Christopher Kuchinke; Kurt Fienberg; Manuel Nunez

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Physics 302 Laboratory Syllabus  

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fundamental measuring instruments b)Compute the value of physical quantities not directly measurable from measurements taken of fundamental quantities. c) Use the PC to construct graphs and perform statistical for some. Write reports and essays Each student must read the Student Handbook and Catalog for specific

Noakes, David R.

139

Physics at TESLA  

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The physics at a 500-800 GeV electron positron linear collider, TESLA, is reviewed. The machine parameters that impact directly on the physics are discussed and a few key performance goals for a detector at TESLA are given. Emphasis is placed on precision measurements in the Higgs and top sectors and on extrapolation to high energy scales in the supersymmetric scenario.

Grahame A. Blair

2001-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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David J. Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics Webcast ...  

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... Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, Webcast Transcript. ... Thomas O'Brian, Chief, Time and Frequency Division, Physical Measurement Laboratory ...

2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics Division: Subatomic Physics Group  

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Subatomic Physics Subatomic Physics Physics home » Subatomic Physics Site Home About Us Groups Applied Modern Physics, P-21 Neutron Science and Technology, P-23 Plasma Physics, P-24 Subatomic Physics, P-25 CONTACTS Group Leader Jon Kapustinsky (Acting) Deputy Group Leader Andy Saunders Office Administration Irene Martinez Miquela Sanchez Group Office (505) 667-6941 Physics Links Jobs in Physics Human Resources Working at Los Alamos Los Alamos resources Who we are, what we do We conduct basic research in nuclear and particle physics, applying this expertise to solve problems of national importance. By pushing the limits of our understanding of the smallest building blocks of matter through diverse experiments probing aspects of subatomic reactions, we aim to provide a more thorough understanding of the basic

142

Top Physics at CDF  

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We present the recent results of top-quark physics using up to 6 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions at a center of mass energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV analyzed by the CDF collaboration. Thanks to this large data sample, precision top quark measurements are now a reality at the Tevatron. Further, several new physics signals could appear in this large dataset. We will present the latest measurements of top quark intrinsic properties as well as direct searches for new physics in the top sector.

Moon, Chang-Seong

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Impedance measurements  

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... no means of measuring or monitoring the oven's ... Services at ambient conditions outside these limits are ... Service for Voltage Transformers and High ...

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL | Physics | Dynamic Plutonium Experiments  

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Dynamic plutonium experiments Dynamic plutonium experiments Since the end of nuclear testing the nation has had to rely on sophisticated computer models to ensure the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile. This program is known as science-based stockpile stewardship. Despite possessing the world's fastest computers and most advanced modeling capability, the behavior of materials under dynamic loads that occur in a nuclear weapon are difficult to accurately model. The Dynamic Plutonium experimental program carries out experiments at the Nevada National Security Site on plutonium driven by high explosives. These experiments are needed to measure and understand the behavior of plutonium under extreme conditions. Physics Division has unique capabilities in high-speed x-ray imaging and velocimetry (measuring the

145

ORISE: Health physics services  

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Health physics services Health physics services Nuclear power plant The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers comprehensive health physics services in a number of technical areas for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), as well as other federal and state agencies. From radiological facility audits and reviews to dose modeling and technical evaluations, ORISE is nationally-recognized for its health physics support to decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects across the United States. Our health physics services include: Environmental survey Applied health physics projects We work with government agencies and organizations to identify, measure and assess the presence of radiological materials during the D&D process. ORISE

146

Enhancing the Material Control & Accounting Measurement System at the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute for Physics and Power Engineering named after A.I. Leypunsky  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclear material control and accounting (NMCA) system is improving under cooperation with USA national laboratories. Standard reference materials (RMs) and measurement techniques certified at IPPE level are required for: instrument calibration, verification measurements of parameters of items and materials, measurement error estimation, and quality control measurements. We present the main results for development of nuclear RMs for two uranium strata and the results for certification of three measurement techniques (MT) for U-235 mass fraction in uranium and U-235 mass in items. We present the results for developing measurement techniques for Pu-239 in PuO{sub 2}.

Scherer, Carolynn P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bezhunov, Gennady M. [IPPE; Bogdanov, Sergey A. [IPPE; Gorbachev, Vyacheslav M. [IPPE; Ryazanov, Boris G. [IPPE; Talanov, Vladimir V. [IPPE

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

147

Electroweak Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Work on electroweak precision calculations and event generators for electroweak physics studies at current and future colliders is summarized.

W. Hollik

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

148

Top Physics at the LHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Top quark physics will be a prominent topic in Standard Model physics at the LHC. The enormous amount of top quarks expected to be produced will allow to perform a wide range of precision measurements. An overview of the planned top physics programme of the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC is given.

Christian Weiser

2005-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

149

A Resilient Condition Assessment Monitoring System  

SciTech Connect

An architecture and supporting methods are presented for the implementation of a resilient condition assessment monitoring system that can adaptively accommodate both cyber and physical anomalies to a monitored system under observation. In particular, the architecture includes three layers: information, assessment, and sensor selection. The information layer estimates probability distributions of process variables based on sensor measurements and assessments of the quality of sensor data. Based on these estimates, the assessment layer then employs probabilistic reasoning methods to assess the plant health. The sensor selection layer selects sensors so that assessments of the plant condition can be made within desired time periods. Resilient features of the developed system are then illustrated by simulations of a simplified power plant model, where a large portion of the sensors are under attack.

Humberto Garcia; Wen-Chiao Lin; Semyon M. Meerkov

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

LANL | Physics | LDRD  

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Innovation in experimental physical sciences Innovation in experimental physical sciences The Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program is the premier source of internally directed research and development funding at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Physics Division, as the major source of innovation in experimental physical science at Los Alamos, actively competes in most of the Directed Research Grand Challenges and the Exploratory Research categories. We have research in the Grand Challenges of Beyond The Standard Model, Complex Biological Systems, Information Science and Technology, Nuclear Performance, and Sensing and Measurement Science for Global Security. We are also funded to do research in the categories of Biological, Biochemical, and Cognitive Sciences, Computational Physics, Applied math and Knowledge Sciences,

151

PHYSiCS LAbORATORY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. PHYSiCS LAbORATORY Supporting US Industry, Government, and the Scientific Community by Providing Measurement ...

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

152

NIST Physics Lab: Tech. Aactivities 1999 - Introduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Consistent with this trend, the Physics Laboratory is vertically integrated ... measurement support to national needs in solar and environmental ...

153

PHYSICS LAB: TECH. ACTIVITIES 1998 - INTRODUCTION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Consistent with this trend, the Physics Laboratory is vertically integrated ... measurement support to national needs in solar and environmental ...

154

Physics Demonstrations  

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to help students develop a deeper understanding of the concepts of force and motion. Physics of Sports Grades 4-12 Additional Information Fermilab scientists guide a discussion...

155

B physics  

SciTech Connect

We review B physics and the motivation for studying B decays, including CP-violating effects in the B meson system. 33 refs., 20 figs.

Gilman, F.J.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Atomic and Molecular Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... DG, * SRD 105 Physic Laboratory's Elemental ... Nuclear Physics SRD 144 Atomic Weights & ... Physical Constants SRD 121 Fundamental Physical ...

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

157

Radiation Physics Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Home > Radiation Physics Portal. Radiation Physics Portal. ... more. >> see all Radiation Physics programs and projects ... ...

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

158

LANL | Physics | Quantum Information  

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Breakthrough quantum information Breakthrough quantum information science and technology Physics Division's quantum information science and technology capability supports present and future Laboratory missions in cyber-security, sensing, nonproliferation, information science, and materials. Collaborating with researchers throughout Los Alamos and leading institutions in the nation, Physics Division scientists are involved in projects in quantum communications, including quantum key distribution and quantum-enabled security and networking, and in quantum cold-atom physics. Recent fundamental science results include the ability to "paint" potentials that can trap Bose-Einstein condensates into geometric forms, such as the toroidal ring of clusters, the density of which is measured in

159

Physical models of thin film polycrystalline solar cells based on measured grain-boundary and electronic-parameter properties. Final report, September 18, 1978-December 31, 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The research has sought the following: to identify and characterize the basic photovoltaic mechanisms that govern the conversion efficiency of polycrystalline thin-film solar cells; to experimentally determine the electronic parameters related to these photovoltaic mechanisms; and to relate these mechanisms and parameters to the conversion efficiency through theoretical physical models developed for engineering design. These objectives are all intimately related. The emphasis of the work has been on polysilicon, although it is building a foundation of understanding useful for similar research in the future on other thin-film materials. Progress is reported. (WHK)

Lindholm, F.A.; Fossum, J.G.; Holloway, P.A.; Neugroschel, A.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Department of Physics & Astronomy Experimental Particle Physics Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department of Physics & Astronomy Experimental Particle Physics Group Kelvin Building, University­taking conditions are described. An analysis of the detector performance, using silica aerogel, air and C 4 F 10 gas tag of B mesons using kaons. The RICH­1 detector [1--3] combines gas and aerogel radiators to provide

Glasgow, University of

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161

Sampling Conditioned Hypoelliptic Diffusions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A series of recent articles introduced a method to construct stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs) which are invariant with respect to the distribution of a given conditioned diffusion. These works are restricted to the case of elliptic diffusions where the drift has a gradient structure, and the resulting SPDE is of second order parabolic type. The present article extends this methodology to allow the construction of SPDEs which are invariant with respect to the distribution of a class of hypoelliptic diffusion processes, subject to a bridge conditioning. This allows the treatment of more realistic physical models, for example one can use the resulting SPDE to study transitions between meta-stable states in mechanical systems with friction and noise. In this situation the restriction of the drift being a gradient can also be lifted.

Hairer, Martin; Voss, Jochen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

NEWTON's Physics Videos  

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Physics Videos Do you have a great physics video? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Videos: How Stuff Works Videos - Physics How Stuff Works Videos - Physics The Physics...

163

Physical Properties of Gas Hydrates: A Review  

SciTech Connect

Methane gas hydrates in sediments have been studied by several investigators as a possible future energy resource. Recent hydrate reserves have been estimated at approximately 1016?m3 of methane gas worldwide at standard temperature and pressure conditions. In situ dissociation of natural gas hydrate is necessary in order to commercially exploit the resource from the natural-gas-hydrate-bearing sediment. The presence of gas hydrates in sediments dramatically alters some of the normal physical properties of the sediment. These changes can be detected by field measurements and by down-hole logs. An understanding of the physical properties of hydrate-bearing sediments is necessary for interpretation of geophysical data collected in field settings, borehole, and slope stability analyses; reservoir simulation; and production models. This work reviews information available in literature related to the physical properties of sediments containing gas hydrates. A brief review of the physical properties of bulk gas hydrates is included. Detection methods, morphology, and relevant physical properties of gas-hydrate-bearing sediments are also discussed.

Gabitto, Jorge [Prairie View A& M University; Tsouris, Costas [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 432 (1999) 403}409 Measurement of the thermal and fast neutron #ux in a research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Introduction A new type of "bre detector was developed at Nagoya University recently [1}3] and tested of these two materials are rather similar, the quartz "bre is superior regarding the radiation level in which, development of such a detector is of clear importance, and the measurements reported in this paper contribute

Pázsit, Imre

165

PERSPECTIVES OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The organizers of this meeting have asked me to present perspectives of nuclear physics. This means to identify the areas where nuclear physics will be expanding in the next future. In six chapters a short overview of these areas will be given, where I expect that nuclear physics will develop quite fast: (1) Quantum Chromodynamics and effective field theories in the confinement region. (2) Nuclear structure at the limits. (3) High energy heavy ion collisions. (4) Nuclear astrophysics. (5) Neutrino physics. (6) Test of physics beyond the standard model by rare processes. After a survey over these six points I will pick out a few topics where I will go more in details. There is no time to give for all six points detailed examples. I shall discuss the following examples of the six topics mentionned above: (1) The perturbative chiral quark model and the nucleon ?-term. (2) VAMPIR (Variation After Mean field Projection In Realistic model spaces and with realistic forces) as an example of the nuclear structure renaissance. (3) Measurement of important astrophysical nuclear reactions in the Gamow peak. (4) The solar neutrino problem. As examples for testing new physics beyond the standard model by rare processes I had prepared to speak about the measurement of the electric neutron dipole moment and of the neutrinoless double beta decay. But the time is limited and so I have to skip these points, although they are extremely interesting.

Amand Faessler

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Physics Workshop  

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2nd Workshop on Physics with a high intensity proton source, January 25-26 (Friday-Saturday), 2008 organized by Fermilab UEC and Fermilab Fermilab Home | Fermilab at Work |...

167

Physics Workshop  

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3rd Workshop on Physics with a high intensity proton source, June 5-6 (Thursday-Friday), 2008 organized by Fermilab UEC and Fermilab Fermilab Home | Fermilab at Work | Fermilab...

168

Physics Demonstrations  

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to help students develop a deeper understanding of the concepts of force and motion. Physics of Sports Grades 4-12 Fermilab scientists guide a discussion and exploration of the...

169

Physics Workshop  

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1st Workshop on Physics with a high intensity proton source, November 16-17 (Friday-Saturday), 2007 organized by Fermilab UEC and Fermilab Fermilab Home | Fermilab at Work |...

170

Mineralogy under extreme conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have performed measurements of minerals based on the synchrotron source for single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, inelastic scattering, spectroscopy and radiography by using diamond anvil cells. We investigated the properties of iron (Fe), iron-magnesium oxides (Fe, Mg)O, silica(SiO{sub 2}), iron-magnesium silicates (Fe, Mg)SiO{sub 3} under simulated high pressure-high temperature extreme conditions of the Earth's crust, upper mantle, low mantle, core-mantle boundary, outer core, and inner core. The results provide a new window on the investigation of the mineral properties at Earth's conditions.

Shu, Jinfu (CIW)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

171

Physics | Department of Energy  

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Physics Physics Physics On January 13, 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory senior scientist Dr. Saul Perlmutter spoke with Energy Department staff about his research that earned him a 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Featured Dark Energy Cam: Fermilab Expands Understanding of Expanding Universe Researchers at Fermi National Lab team stand beside the 570-megapixels, five-ton Dark Energy camera, which will be capable of measuring the expansion of the universe - and developing better models about how dark energy works. | Photo by Reidar Hahn, Fermi National Lab In Dark Energy science, scientists have found flaws in accepted theories using them to build even better models of how nature actually works. Higgs Boson May Be Within Sight

 Physicists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

172

Physics with first LHCb data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The LHCb experiment is designed for hadronic flavour physics and will look for New Physics manifestations in the decay of charm and bottom hadrons abundantly produced at the LHC. All parts of the LHCb physics programme can be embarked on with the expected statistics to be collected during the first 2010-2011 physics run at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV. We present first preliminary results on strangeness production, and demonstrate, using the few nb-1 of already collected data, the potential for initial measurements in heavy-flavour physics.

Olivier Schneider

2010-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

173

Physics Based on Physical Monism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on a physical monism, which holds that the matter and space are classified by not a difference of their kind but a difference of magnitude of their density, I derive the most fundamental equation of motion, which is capable of providing a deeper physical understanding than the known physics. For example, this equation answers to the substantive reason of movement, and Newton's second law, which has been regarded as the definition of force, is derived in a substantive level from this equation. Further, the relativistic energy-mass formula is generalized to include the potential energy term, and the Lorentz force and Maxwell equations are newly derived.

Seong-Dong Kim

2005-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

174

Brookhaven High Energy Physics  

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High-Energy Physics High-Energy Physics High-energy physicists probe the properties and behavior of the most elementary particles in the universe. At the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), they perform experiments of unique sensitivity using high-intensity, intermediate-energy beams. The AGS currently provides the world's most intense high-energy proton beam. It is also the world's most versatile accelerator, accelerating protons, polarized protons, and heavy ions to near the speed of light. Magnet system at Brookhaven used to measure the magnetic moment of the muon. Important discoveries in high-energy physics were made at the AGS within the last decade. An international collaboration, including key physicists from Brookhaven, performed a very high-precision measurement of a property

175

The Journals Acoustical Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics Journal of Atmospheric Measurement Science and Technology Monthly Weather Review Natural Hazards Review Natural History Nature Nature Water Resources Research Weather Forecasting More Information For more information, contact: Yvonne

Colorado at Boulder, University of

176

Photon Physics in ALICE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We give an overview of photon physics which will be studied by the ALICE experiment in proton-proton and heavy ion collisions at LHC. We compare properties of ALICE photon detectors and estimate their ability to measure neutral meson and direct photon spectra as well as gamma-hadron and gamma-jet correlations in pp and Pb+Pb collisions.

D. Peressounko; Y. Kharlov; for the ALICE collaboration

2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

177

Flavor Physics and CP Violation at LHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Flavor Physics at LHC will contribute significantly to the search for New Physics via precise and complementary measurements of CKM angles and the study of loop decays. Here we present the expected experimental sensitivity and physics performance of the LHC experiments that will to B-physics.

Andreas Schopper

2006-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

178

Statistical Physics of Citations  

SciTech Connect

This talk will begin with basic empirical facts about the network of scientific citations, based on the entire corpus of Physical Review publications from the past 110 years. Intriguingly, the evolution of citations appears to be described by linear preferential attachment. A master equation approach will be developed to characterize this popularity-driven network. One basic attribute is the citation distribution of the network, namely, the probability that a publication has a given number of citations. The conditions that give rise to exponential, power-law, or more singular citation distributions will be elucidated. Comparison between the theory and the citation data of Physical Review will be made. Finally, the Google page-rank algorithm will be used to uncover hidden gems within Physical Review publications.

Redner, Sidney (Boston University)

2005-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

179

Conditional SIC-POVMs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we examine a generalization of the symmetric informationally complete POVMs. SIC-POVMs are the optimal measurements for full quantum tomography, but if some parameters of the density matrix are known, then the optimal SIC POVM should be orthogonal to a subspace. This gives the concept of the conditional SIC-POVM. The existence is not known in general, but we give a result in the special cases when the diagonal is known of the density matrix.

D. Petz; L. Ruppert; A. Szanto

2012-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

180

Conditional SIC-POVMs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we examine a generalization of the symmetric informationally complete POVMs. SIC-POVMs are the optimal measurements for full quantum tomography, but if some parameters of the density matrix are known, then the optimal SIC POVM should be orthogonal to a subspace. This gives the concept of the conditional SIC-POVM. The existence is not known in general, but we give a result in the special cases when the diagonal is known of the density matrix.

Petz, D; Szanto, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Review of Particle Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . .ONLINE PARTICLE PHYSICS INFORMATION 1.11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . . . 12.

Nakamura, Kenzo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

NEWTON's Physics References  

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Physics References Do you have a great physics reference link? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Reference Links: Physics Links Physics Links from AAPT See the American...

183

Measuring Thermodynamic Length  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measuring thermodynamic length Gavin E. Crooks ? PhysicalUSA (Dated: February 5, 2008) Thermodynamic length is abetween equilibrium thermodynamic states. Among other

Crooks, Gavin E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Aerosol Radiative Forcing Under Cloudless Conditions.in Winter ZCAREX-2001  

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Forcing Under Cloudless Conditions Forcing Under Cloudless Conditions in Winter ZCAREX-2001 G. S. Golitsyn, I. A. Gorchakova, and I. I. Mokhov Institute of Atmospheric Physic Moscow, Russia Introduction Aerosol radiative forcing (ARF) is estimated for winter clear-sky conditions from measurements during ZCAREX-2001-Cloud-Aerosol-Radiation Experiment in February-March, 2001 at the Zvenigorod Scientific Station (ZSS) of the A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics RAS. ARF in the shortwave range is determined by the difference between the net fluxes of the solar radiation, calculated with and without the aerosol component of the atmosphere. The estimates of ARF are made for conditions with high surface albedo. Data Used The following data of atmospheric characteristics observed during winter are used for the

185

Tuning the beam: a physics perspective on beam diagnostic instrumentation  

SciTech Connect

In a nutshell, the role of a beam diagnostic measurement is to provide information needed to get a particle beam from Point A (injection point) to Point B (a target) in a useable condition, with 'useable' meaning the right energy and size and with acceptable losses. Specifications and performance requirements of diagnostics are based on the physics of the particle beam to be measured, with typical customers of beam parameter measurements being the accelerator operators and accelerator physicists. This tutorial will be a physics-oriented discussion of the interplay between tuning evolutions and the beam diagnostics systems that support the machine tune. This will include the differences between developing a tune and maintaining a tune, among other things. Practical longitudinal and transverse tuning issues and techniques from a variety of proton and electron machines will also be discussed.

Gulley, Mark S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Fundamental mechanisms in flue gas conditioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project is divided into four tasks. Task 1 is the Development of a Management Plan. Task 2, Evaluation of Mechanisms in FGD Sorbent and Ash Interactions, focuses on the characteristics of binary mixtures of these distinct powders. Task 3, Evaluation of Mechanisms in Conditioning Agents and Ash, is designed to examine the effects of various conditioning agents on fine ash particles to determine the mechanisms by which these agents alter the physical properties of the ash. Tasks 2 and 3 began with an extensive literature search and the assembly of existing theories. The results of the work performed under Tasks 2 and 3 will be included in a Flue Gas Conditioning Model that will be issued under Task 4. The Final Report for the project will also be prepared under Task 4. This quarterly report covers four months in order to synchronize the reporting periods for this project with US Government quarters. Work performed on the project during the past quarter consisted almost entirely of the review of literature pertaining to the objectives of Tasks 2 and 3. The primary results of that review are discussed at length in Topical Reports 1 and 2, submitted January 9, 1992. As a consequence of the work described in the topical reports, several of the project's Measures of Success that were described in the first quarterly report have been achieved. This quarterly report will discuss these achievements.

Snyder, T.R.

1992-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

187

Physics Folklore  

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Physics Folklore Physics Folklore By Lynne Zielinski       Sometime after World War II physicists began to change their way of giving names to theoretical ideas. Before then, new ideas were given titles such as "special relativity theory" or "neutrons." A precursor of the new kinds of names came in 1953 when Murray Gell-Mann and Kazuhiko Hishijima decided to name one of the properties of subatomic particles "strangeness." Gell-Mann accelerated the trend in 1961 by calling his group-theoretic way of explaining the properties of particles "The Eightfold Way." Gell-Mann's crazy names finally reached the consciousness of the general public in 1964 when he described the particles involved in the next stage of his thinking as "quarks." p. 508, source B

188

Status of Charm Flavor Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The role of charm in testing the Standard Model description of quark mixing and CP violation through measurements of lifetimes, decay constants and semileptonic form factors is reviewed. Together with Lattice QCD, charm has the potential this decade to maximize the sensitivity of the entire flavor physics program to new physics. and pave the way for understanding physics beyond the Standard Model at the LHC in the coming decade. The status of indirect searches for physics beyond the Standard Model through charm mixing, CP-violation and rare decays is also reported.

I. Shipsey

2006-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

189

NIST Physical Constants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fundamental Physical Constants. ... Values of Fundamental Physical Constants. ... Searchable Bibliography of Fundamental Constants. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

190

Tau lepton physics at LEP  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The talk covers three contributions on (i) the final measurement of branching ratios and spectral functions of t decays using the full LEP-I data from ALEPH, (ii) a preliminary measurement of the t hadronic branching ratios from DELPHI and (iii) a measurement of the strange spectral function in hadronic t decays from OPAL. These measurements are discussed and the relevant physics topics are briefly reviewed.

Z. Zhang; the ALEPH; DELPHI; OPAL Collaboration

2006-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

191

Physics Applications  

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Applications Applications Technetium-99m radioisotope generator developed at Brookhaven. Numerous physics-related programs at Brookhaven have yielded major advances in medicine and various technologies. Brookhaven's nuclear medicine program, which began in the 1950s, uses the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer to make radioisotopes for nuclear medicine diagnostics and treatment throughout the world. Today, more than 85 percent of all imaging examinations worldwide use one of the radioisotopes developed at Brookhaven. At Brookhaven's Center for Translational Neuroimaging, researchers can peer into a living brain through the use of various imaging modalities, including positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and optical imaging. Such research has led to a new understanding of

192

Battery condition indicator  

SciTech Connect

A battery condition indicator is described for indicating both the charge used and the life remaining in a rechargeable battery comprising: rate multiplying and counting means for indirectly measuring the charge useed by the battery between charges; means for supplying variable rate clock pulse to the rate multiplying and counting means, the rate of the clock pulses being a function of whether a high current consumption load is connected to the battery or not; timing means for measuring the total time in service of the battery; charge used display means responsive to the rate multiplying and counting means for providing an indication of the charge remaining in the battery; and age display means responsive to the timing means for providing an indication of the life or age of the battery.

Fernandez, E.A.

1987-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

193

The Physical Environment and Occupant Thermal Perceptions in Office  

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The Physical Environment and Occupant Thermal Perceptions in Office The Physical Environment and Occupant Thermal Perceptions in Office Buildings: An Evaluation of Sampled Data from Five European Countries Speaker(s): John Stoops Date: January 3, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Diana Morris The results from a large field study of thermal comfort in European office buildings are reported. Measurements of physical environmental conditions and occupant perceptions were collected over sixteen months from twenty-six different office buildings located in France, Greece, Portugal, Sweden and the UK. The work attempts to show relationships and produce useful information from the data set using graphical methods, especially lowess, a locally weighted regression based scatter plot smoothing technique. The

194

NIST UPDATE -- Physics Laboratory Newsletter Archives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 28, Physics, NIST, CU Publish Recipe for Home-Cooked Bose-Einstein ... January 27, Solar Research, Satellite Measures Sun's True Power with NIST ...

195

All Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... more. Handbook 130 - Price Verification September 18-19, 2013 ... ISO)/TC 172/SC 1 Optics and Photonics/Fundamental Standards September 24-26 ...

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

196

Dehmer to Head NIST Physical Measurement Lab  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST ... committees of NSF, the National Research Council ... the US Department of Energy; has served ...

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Physical and Chemical Measurements Needed to Support ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sep 16, 2007... a result of decades of production and manufacturing of plutonium, tritium ... This list includes distribution of solids (insoluble and soluble) and...

198

NIST Tech Beat -- Physical Measurement Laboratory ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Ions May Diagnose Fusion Energy Reactors. ... Sensor May Have Biomedical, Security Applications. ... NIST/ORNL Dedicate New Nuclear Medicine Lab. ...

199

CLIC CDR - physics and detectors: CLIC conceptual design report.  

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This report forms part of the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) of the Compact LInear Collider (CLIC). The CLIC accelerator complex is described in a separate CDR volume. A third document, to appear later, will assess strategic scenarios for building and operating CLIC in successive center-of-mass energy stages. It is anticipated that CLIC will commence with operation at a few hundred GeV, giving access to precision standard-model physics like Higgs and top-quark physics. Then, depending on the physics landscape, CLIC operation would be staged in a few steps ultimately reaching the maximum 3 TeV center-of-mass energy. Such a scenario would maximize the physics potential of CLIC providing new physics discovery potential over a wide range of energies and the ability to make precision measurements of possible new states previously discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The main purpose of this document is to address the physics potential of a future multi-TeV e{sup +}e{sup -} collider based on CLIC technology and to describe the essential features of a detector that are required to deliver the full physics potential of this machine. The experimental conditions at CLIC are significantly more challenging than those at previous electron-positron colliders due to the much higher levels of beam-induced backgrounds and the 0.5 ns bunch-spacing. Consequently, a large part of this report is devoted to understanding the impact of the machine environment on the detector with the aim of demonstrating, with the example of realistic detector concepts, that high precision physics measurements can be made at CLIC. Since the impact of background increases with energy, this document concentrates on the detector requirements and physics measurements at the highest CLIC center-of-mass energy of 3 TeV. One essential output of this report is the clear demonstration that a wide range of high precision physics measurements can be made at CLIC with detectors which are challenging, but considered feasible following a realistic future R&D program.

Berger, E.; Demarteau, M.; Repond, J.; Xia, L.; Weerts, H. (High Energy Physics); (Many)

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

200

Relativistic heavy ions physics  

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Central nuclear collisions at energies far above 1 GeV/nucleon may provide for conditions, where the transition from highly excited hadronic matter into quark matter or quark-gluon plasma can be probed. We review current ideas about the nature of, and signals for, this transition, and we discuss the (hadronic) string model approach to the nuclear collisions dynamics. At even higher energies in the TeV/nucleon range peripheral nuclear collisions may become a laboratory for electroweak physics at the unification scale allowing, e.g., for Higgs boson production. 42 refs., 29 figs.,

Mueller, B.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Robust key extraction from physical uncloneable functions  

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Physical Uncloneable Functions (PUFs) can be used as a cost-effective means to store key material in an uncloneable way. Due to the fact that the key material is obtained by performing measurements on a physical system, noise is inevitably present in ... Keywords: authentication, challenge-response pair, error correction, noise, physical uncloneable function, speckle pattern

B. kori?; P. Tuyls; W. Ophey

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Particle Physics Education Sites  

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Particle Physics Education Sites quick reference Education and Information - National Laboratory Education Programs - Women and Minorities in Physics - Other Physics Sites -...

203

Center for Beam Physics  

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for Heavy Ion Fusion," Research Trends in Physics, La JollaInternational School of Physics, New York, New York (1992),Professor and Chairman Physics Department University of

Chattopadhyay, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Forward physics with CMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The physics potential of the forward physics project at CMS is very rich. Some of the diffraction and low-x physics channels are briefly discussed.

Marek Tasevsky

2004-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

205

Particle Physics Booklet 2008  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

212 25. Accelerator physics of colliders ? 26. High-energythe full Review. PARTICLE PHYSICS BOOKLET TABLE OF CONTENTSrev. ) Summary Tables of Particle Physics Gauge and Higgs

et al., C. Amsler

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Electroweak Physics at the Tevatron  

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The most recent Electroweak results from the Tevatron are presented. The importance of precise Standard Model measurements in the Higgs sector, quantum chromodynamics and searches for new physics is emphasized. Analyzed data correspond to 1-7 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity recorded by the CDF and D0 detectors at the Tevatron Collider at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV during the period between 2002-2010. The main goal of the Electroweak (EW) physics is to probe the mechanism of the EW symmetry breaking. An important aspect of these studies is related to precise measurements of the Standard Model (SM) parameters and tests of the SU(2) x U(1) gauge symmetry. Deviations from the SM may be indicative of new physics. Thus, the interplay between the tests of the 'standard' physics and searches for a 'nonstandard' physics is an important aspect of the EW measurements. The observables commonly used in these measurements are cross sections, gauge boson couplings, differential distributions, asymmetries, etc. Besides, many EW processes represent a non-negligible background in a Higgs boson and top quark production, and production of supersymmetric particles. Therefore, the complete and detailed understanding of EW processes is a mandatory precondition for early discoveries of very small new physics signals. Furthermore, several EW analyses represent a proving ground for analysis techniques and statistical treatments used in the Tevatron Higgs searches.

Sekaric, J.; /Kansas U.

2011-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

207

NIST Quantum Physics Division - 2005-2007: Strategic Focus ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Third. Ultrafast Science - to advance ultrafast science. Fourth. Biophysics - to apply cutting edge measurement science to biological physics. ...

208

NIST Physics Lab: Tech. Activities 2005-2007 - Vision  

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... Quantum Physics Division: to make transformational advances at the frontiers of measurement science, in partnership with the University of ...

209

Educational Physics Games  

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Physics Games Do you have a great physics game? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Games: Nobel Prize - Physics Games Section Nobel Prize - Physics Games Section Nobelprize.org,...

210

Physics 5794 Computational Physics Syllabus Spring 2003  

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Physics 5794 ­ Computational Physics Syllabus ­ Spring 2003 Instructor: Massimiliano Di Ventra, by H. Gould and J. Tobochnik (Addison Wesley). Computational Physics, by S.E. Koonin, D.C. Meredith 3:30 ­ 4:45 p.m., Torgensen 2050. Course Content: The majority of problems encountered in Physics

Di Ventra, Massimiliano

211

Quantum Physics Theory  

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Quantum Physics Theory. Summary: Theoretical work ... constant. The database is available at http://physics.nist.gov/hdel. Precise ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

212

Quantum Physics Portal  

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... for Science and Technology (CODATA) issues recommended values of the fundamental physical constants ... see all Quantum Physics programs and ...

2013-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

213

CRC Handbook of Medical Physics, vol. 3  

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In this work, the care and testing of measurement and diagnostic instruments are described in detail. Difficulties encountered with therapeutic and diagnostic calibrations are explored and solutions are suggested. VOLUME III Physics Teaching for Radiologic Technologists, Physics Teaching for Diagnostic Radiology Residents, Physics Teaching for Nuclear Medicine Residents, Physics Teaching for Radiotherapy Residents, Degree Programs in Medical Physics, Radiobiology Teaching, Non-Degree Medical Physics Training and American Board of Radiology Certifications, Radioactivity and Production of Medical Isotopes, Practical Medical Physics Consulting, Radiologic Terminology, Nuclear Medicine Imaging Techniques, Description of Radiotherapy Procedures, Medical Applications of Ultrasonography and Thermography, Glossary of Medical and Anatomical Terms Used in Medical Physics, Equipment List for Medical Physics and Acquisition Priority. Bibliography of Reference Materials. Index.

Waggener, R.G.; Kereiakes, J.G.; Shalek, R.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Top quark physics at CDF  

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We present the recent results of top-quark physics using up to 6 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions analyzed by the CDF collaboration. The large number of top quark events analyzed, of the order of several thousands, allows stringent checks of the standard model predictions. Also, the top quark is widely believed to be a window to new physics. We present the latest measurements of top quark intrinsic properties as well as direct searches for new physics in the top sector.

Potamianos, Karolos

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

CDF Top Physics  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The authors present the latest results about top physics obtained by the CDF experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The data sample used for these analysis (about 110 pb{sup{minus}1}) represents almost the entire statistics collected by CDF during four years (1992--95) of data taking. This large data size has allowed detailed studies of top production and decay properties. The results discussed here include the determination of the top quark mass, the measurement of the production cross section, the study of the kinematics of the top events and a look at top decays.

Tartarelli, G. F.; CDF Collaboration

1996-05-00T23:59:59.000Z

216

Physics Dept. Seminars and Colloquia  

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Categories Nuclear Physics Seminars HETBNL Lunch Time Talks Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminars High-Energy Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminars Particle Physics Seminars Physics...

217

Semiclassical energy conditions  

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We present and develop several nonlinear energy conditions suitable for use in the semiclassical regime. In particular, we consider the recently formulated "flux energy condition" (FEC), and the novel "trace-of-square" (TOSEC) and "determinant" (DETEC) energy conditions. As we shall show, these nonlinear energy conditions behave much better than the classical linear energy conditions in the presence of semiclassical quantum effects. Moreover, whereas the quantum extensions of these nonlinear energy conditions seem to be quite widely satisfied as one enters the quantum realm, analogous quantum extensions are generally not useful for the linear classical energy conditions.

Martin-Moruno, Prado

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Physical Review Letters.  

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HIGHLIGHT of our most recent work to be published shortly in HIGHLIGHT of our most recent work to be published shortly in Physical Review Letters. We prepared a range of well characterized samples by the sol-gel method developed in our laboratory. By careful doping we controlled the divalent doping (in one set of samples) and the oxygen content (in the second set). We measured the temperature dependent magnetotransport behaviour of these complex oxides. The electronic structure of these well characterized samples was measured by electron energy-loss spectroscopy using the newly installed CM200/FEG microscopes. No discernible change in the Mn L3,2 edges were observed either as a function of doping or oxygen content. However, the O-K edge(1s->2p transitions) intensity, sensitive to the 2p hole density on oxygen sites, varied systematically

219

Condition assessment of nonlinear processes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

There is presented a reliable technique for measuring condition change in nonlinear data such as brain waves. The nonlinear data is filtered and discretized into windowed data sets. The system dynamics within each data set is represented by a sequence of connected phase-space points, and for each data set a distribution function is derived. New metrics are introduced that evaluate the distance between distribution functions. The metrics are properly renormalized to provide robust and sensitive relative measures of condition change. As an example, these measures can be used on EEG data, to provide timely discrimination between normal, preseizure, seizure, and post-seizure states in epileptic patients. Apparatus utilizing hardware or software to perform the method and provide an indicative output is also disclosed.

Hively, Lee M. (Philadelphia, TN); Gailey, Paul C. (Athens, OH); Protopopescu, Vladimir A. (Knoxville, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Device Physics of Nanoscale Interdigitated Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper uses multidimensional device simulation to explore the physics and solar cell performance of interdigitated p-n junctions for material parameters relevant to the postulated conditions.

Metzger, W. K.; Levi, D.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Quantum Operations and Measurement  

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Quantum Operations and Measurement M.P Seevinck E-mail: M.P.Seevinck@phys.uu.nl Utrecht field in quantum physics ­ or perhaps better, a new way of doing quantum physics ­ . . . Surprisingly of these developments to the conceptual problems of quantum mechanics. In our view, the new work on quantum information

Seevinck, Michiel

222

Quantum Operations and Measurement  

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Quantum Operations and Measurement # M.P Seevinck # E­mail: M.P.Seevinck@phys.uu.nl Utrecht in quantum physics -- or perhaps better, a new way of doing quantum physics -- . . . Surprisingly, with few to the conceptual problems of quantum mechanics. In our view, the new work on quantum information changes

Seevinck, Michiel

223

B Physics (Experiment)  

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In past few years the flavor physics made important transition from the work on confirmation the standard model of particle physics to the phase of search for effects of a new physics beyond standard model. In this paper we review current state of the physics of b-hadrons with emphasis on results with a sensitivity to new physics.

Michal Kreps

2010-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

224

ALICE pp physics programme  

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The physics programme of the ALICE experiment at CERN-LHC comprises besides studies of high-energy heavy-ion collisions measurements of proton-proton interactions at unprecedented energies, too. This paper focuses on the global event characterisation in terms of the multiplicity distribution of charged hadrons and mean transverse momentum. These bulk observables become accessible because the detector features excellent track reconstruction, especially at low transverse momenta. The measurement of strange hadrons is of particular interest since the strange-particle phase-space was found to be suppressed beyond canonical reduction at lower center-of-mass energies and the production mechanism of soft particles is not yet fully understood. Here we benefit in particular from particle identification down to very low transverse momentum, i.e. 100 - 300 MeV/c, giving access to spectra and integrated yields of identified hadrons. Equipped with these features, ALICE will play a complementary role w.r.t. other LHC experiments. New interest in the soft part of pp collisions arose recently and new insights in the physics of the underlying event are expected from both, theory and experiment.

Ingrid Kraus; for the ALICE Collaboration

2009-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

225

Review of Particle Physics  

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This biennial Review summarizes much of particle physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2158 new measurements from 551 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. Among the 108 reviews are many that are new or heavily revised including those on neutrino mass, mixing, and oscillations, QCD, top quark, CKM quark-mixing matrix, V{sub ud} and V{sub us}, V{sub cb} and V{sub ub}, fragmentation functions, particle detectors for accelerator and non-accelerator physics, magnetic monopoles, cosmological parameters, and big bang cosmology. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Review. All tables, listings, and reviews (and errata) are also available on the Particle Data Group website: http://pdg.lbl.gov.

Particle Data Group; Nakamura, Kenzo; al., et

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

226

Tokamak physics studies using x-ray diagnostic methods  

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X-ray diagnostic measurements have been used in a number of experiments to improve our understanding of important tokamak physics issues. The impurity content in TFTR plasmas, its sources and control have been clarified through soft x-ray pulse-height analysis (PHA) measurements. The dependence of intrinsic impurity concentrations and Z/sub eff/ on electron density, plasma current, limiter material and conditioning, and neutral-beam power have shown that the limiter is an important source of metal impurities. Neoclassical-like impurity peaking following hydrogen pellet injection into Alcator C and a strong effect of impurities on sawtooth behavior were demonstrated by x-ray imaging (XIS) measurements. Rapid inward motion of impurities and continuation of m = 1 activity following an internal disruption were demonstrated with XIS measurements on PLT using injected aluminum to enhance the signals. Ion temperatures up to 12 keV and a toroidal plasma rotation velocity up to 6 x 10/sup 5/ m/s have been measured by an x-ray crystal spectrometer (XCS) with up to 13 MW of 85-keV neutral-beam injection in TFTR. Precise wavelengths and relative intensities of x-ray lines in several helium-like ions and neon-like ions of silver have been measured in TFTR and PLT by the XCS. The data help to identify the important excitation processes predicted in atomic physics. Wavelengths of n = 3 to 2 silver lines of interest for x-ray lasers were measured, and precise instrument calibration techniques were developed. Electron thermal conductivity and sawtooth dynamics have been studied through XIS measurements on TFTR of heat-pulse propagation and compound sawteeth. A non-Maxwellian electron distribution function has been measured, and evidence of the Parail-Pogutse instability identified by hard x-ray PHA measurements on PLT during lower-hybrid current-drive experiments.

Hill, K.W.; Bitter, M.; von Goeler, S.; Beiersdorfer, P.; Fredrickson, E.; Hsuan, H.; McGuire, K.; Sauthoff, N.R.; Sesnic, S.; Stevens, J.E.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

The LANL Physical Inventory Program  

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The LANL physical inventory program (statistically based) provides assurance that the inventory is represented to the defined confidence levels. In addition, it establishes a benchmark to prove that the inventory is accurately stated. The LANL's Physical Inventory Program for nuclear materials requires the performance of periodic physical inventories and special inventories of nuclear material. The Inventory Program also requires the reconciliation of inventory measurements with previously established nuclear material accountability values. This inventory program applies to all material balance areas (MBAs) and is designed in accordance with DOE order 474.1, 'Nuclear Material Control and Accountability'. The program uses a graded approach for performing physical inventories with primary emphasis placed on Categories I and II quantities of special nuclear material. This paper describes the essential elements of the LANL Physical Inventory Program. In addition, the inter-dependency of the Inventory Program with respect to other LANL MC&A Programs is discussed. This paper, by outlining the elements and approach of a site-specific physical inventory program assists safeguards practitioners in the design of related physical inventory programs.

Pompeo, J. A. (John A.)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Brookhaven Physics: Into the Future  

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Physics: Into the Future Physics: Into the Future To remain at the frontier of science, Brookhaven is continually evaluating its research programs and planning new or revised investigations in areas that the U.S. Department of Energy identifies as national science priorities and that make use of Brookhaven scientists' interests and strengths. STAR detector (L) and PHENIX detector After discovering quark-gluon plasma, physicists will proceed to measure details of its many intriguing characteristics and properties, and continue to investigate many other aspects of heavy ion physics and spin physics. To undertake these tasks, Brookhaven is planning to upgrade RHIC to RHIC-II by increasing the facility's luminosity, or collision rate, by a factor of ten, thereby increasing the rate of plasma production and the ability to

229

NIST Accepting Proposals for Fundamental Measurement ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... and other research laboratories and to ... Visit the Physical Measurement Laboratory Web pages ... institutions of higher education; hospitals; nonprofit ...

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

230

Tevatron Run II Physics Projections  

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Run II Physics Projections (Spring 2006) Run II Physics Projections (Spring 2006) Document for the P5 Committee (version 8, September 30, 2005) Electroweak Precision Measurements and Standard Model Higgs Searches W Mass Measurement: 20 - 30 MeV Projections versus Integrated Luminosity (made by CDF): eps, gif, gif (log) Extrapolated from Run Ib measurement Uncertainties assumed to scale with luminosity: Statiscal uncertainties Systematic uncertainties such as Energy and momentum scale, Hadron Recoil against W Uncertainties assumed not to scale with luminosity: W production and decay: PDFs, d(sigma_W)/d(Pt), higher order QCD/QED effects Assumed to be beween 20 MeV (dashed lines) and 30 MeV (solid lines) Top Mass Measurement: ~1.5 GeV Assumptions Channel: only lepton+jets channle considered. Uncertainties that scale with luminosity - 1 / sqrt(lum)

231

The physics of chromatin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent progress has been made in the understanding of the physical properties of chromatin -- the dense complex of DNA and histone proteins that occupies the nuclei of plant and animal cells. Here I will focus on the two lowest levels of the hierarchy of DNA folding into the chromatin complex: (i) the nucleosome, the chromatin repeating unit consisting of a globular aggregate of eight histone proteins with the DNA wrapped around: its overcharging, the DNA unwrapping transition, the ''sliding'' of the octamer along the DNA. (ii) The 30nm chromatin fiber, the necklace-like structure of nucleosomes connected via linker DNA: its geometry, its mechanical properties under stretching and its response to changing ionic conditions. I will stress that chromatin combines two seemingly contradictory features: (1) high compaction of DNA within the nuclear envelope and at the same time (2) accessibility to genes, promoter regions and gene regulatory sequences.

Helmut Schiessel

2003-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

232

Statistical physics ""Beyond equilibrium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The scientific challenges of the 21st century will increasingly involve competing interactions, geometric frustration, spatial and temporal intrinsic inhomogeneity, nanoscale structures, and interactions spanning many scales. We will focus on a broad class of emerging problems that will require new tools in non-equilibrium statistical physics and that will find application in new material functionality, in predicting complex spatial dynamics, and in understanding novel states of matter. Our work will encompass materials under extreme conditions involving elastic/plastic deformation, competing interactions, intrinsic inhomogeneity, frustration in condensed matter systems, scaling phenomena in disordered materials from glasses to granular matter, quantum chemistry applied to nano-scale materials, soft-matter materials, and spatio-temporal properties of both ordinary and complex fluids.

Ecke, Robert E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Classical Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Classical Physics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of physical forces and their properties. The handbook includes information on the units used to measure physical properties; vectors, and how they are used to show the net effect of various forces; Newton`s Laws of motion, and how to use these laws in force and motion applications; and the concepts of energy, work, and power, and how to measure and calculate the energy involved in various applications. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility systems and equipment.

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1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Classical Physics  

SciTech Connect

The Classical Physics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of physical forces and their properties. The handbook includes information on the units used to measure physical properties; vectors, and how they are used to show the net effect of various forces; Newton's Laws of motion, and how to use these laws in force and motion applications; and the concepts of energy, work, and power, and how to measure and calculate the energy involved in various applications. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility systems and equipment.

Not Available

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Brookhaven Condensed Matter Physics  

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Condensed Matter Physics Condensed Matter Physics Condensed matter physicists study the properties of bulk matter-solids and liquids-as well as the properties exhibited at surfaces and interfaces, with a view to obtaining a fundamental understanding of the unusual properties that materials can exhibit. These problems are some of the most challenging in physics today, but have the huge pay-off in that such an understanding may ultimately lead to improved materials for use in applications as diverse as computing, memory storage, electric motors, and energy storage and transport. At Brookhaven Lab, this work includes both experimental and theoretical studies. Much of the experimental work carried out today uses the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS, shown at right)-one of the premiere synchrotron light sources of the last two decades. Commissioned in the 1980s, the NSLS is host to more than 2,200 users per year and produces copious amounts of light, from the infrared to the ultraviolet to the x-ray. By using this light as a probe, scientists can learn about the arrangement of the atoms and electrons in the materials and how they behave under various conditions. Among other projects, BNL scientists have played leading roles in the development and application of resonant and inelastic x-ray scattering techniques to the study of magnetic and other materials, have pioneered the use of photoemission techniques (based on the photoelectric effect that Einstein first understood 100 years ago) for looking at electronic and magnetic materials, and have carried out some of the seminal experiments to understand the atomic and magnetic structure at surfaces.

236

Amusement Park Physics!  

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Amusement Park Physics If you have an idea for a great field trip, please click our Ideas page Amusement Park Physics, or Physics Day, is a program which seeks to teach students...

237

Mound facility physical characterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to provide a baseline physical characterization of Mound`s facilities as of September 1993. The baseline characterizations are to be used in the development of long-term future use strategy development for the Mound site. This document describes the current missions and alternative future use scenarios for each building. Current mission descriptions cover facility capabilities, physical resources required to support operations, current safety envelope and current status of facilities. Future use scenarios identify potential alternative future uses, facility modifications required for likely use, facility modifications of other uses, changes to safety envelope for the likely use, cleanup criteria for each future use scenario, and disposition of surplus equipment. This Introductory Chapter includes an Executive Summary that contains narrative on the Functional Unit Material Condition, Current Facility Status, Listing of Buildings, Space Plans, Summary of Maintenance Program and Repair Backlog, Environmental Restoration, and Decontamination and Decommissioning Programs. Under Section B, Site Description, is a brief listing of the Site PS Development, as well as Current Utility Sources. Section C contains Site Assumptions. A Maintenance Program Overview, as well as Current Deficiencies, is contained within the Maintenance Program Chapter.

Tonne, W.R.; Alexander, B.M.; Cage, M.R.; Hase, E.H.; Schmidt, M.J.; Schneider, J.E.; Slusher, W.; Todd, J.E.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Building Technologies Office: Diagnostic Measurement and Performance...  

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Diagnostic Measurement and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning Equipment Expert Meeting Building America hosted the "Diagnostic Measurement and Performance...

239

Top quark physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The top quark, when it was finally discovered at Fermilab in 1995 completed the three-generation structure of the Standard Model (SM) and opened up the new field of top quark physics. Viewed as just another SM quark, the top quark appears to be a rather uninteresting species. Produced predominantly, in hadron-hadron collisions, through strong interactions, it decays rapidly without forming hadrons, and almost exclusively through the single mode t {r_arrow} Wb. The relevant CKM coupling V{sub tb} is already determined by the (three-generation) unitarity of the CKM matrix. Rare decays and CP violation are unmeasurable small in the SM. Yet the top quark is distinguished by its large mass, about 35 times larger than the mass of the next heavy quark, and intriguingly close to the scale of electroweak (EW) symmetry breaking. This unique property raises a number of interesting questions. Is the top quark mass generated by the Higgs mechanism as the SM predicts and is its mass related to the top-Higgs-Yukawa coupling? Or does it play an even more fundamental role in the EW symmetry breaking mechanism? If there are new particles lighter than the top quark, does the top quark decay into them? Could non-SM physics first manifest itself in non-standard couplings of the top quark which show up as anomalies in top quark production and decays? Top quark physics tries to answer these questions. Several properties of the top quark have already been examined at the Tevatron. These include studies of the kinematical properties of top production, the measurements of the top mass, of the top production cross-section, the reconstruction of t{bar t}pairs in the fully hadronic final states, the study of {tau} decays of the top quark, the reconstruction of hadronic decays of the W boson from top decays, the search for flavor changing neutral current decays, the measurement of the W helicity in top decays, and bounds on t{bar t} spin correlations. Most of these measurements are limited by the small sample of top quarks collected at the Tevatron up to now. The LHC is, in comparison, a top factory, producing about 8 million t{bar t}pairs per experiment per year at low luminosity (10 fb{sup {minus}1}/year), and another few million (anti-)tops in EW single (anti-)top quark production. They therefore expect that top quark properties can be examined with significant precision at the LHC. Entirely new measurements can be contemplated on the basis of the large available statistics.

Ahmadov, A.; Azuelos, G.; Bauer, U.; Belyaev, A.; Berger, E. L.; Sullivan, Z.; Tait, T. M. P.

2000-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

240

Department of Physics Seminar (UNI)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the reactivity of nuclear reactors is pre- sented. The theory of reactor kinetics is summarized with key problems measurement methods for power reactors. #12;Contents 1 Introduction 2 2 Nuclear physics basics 3 2.1 Nuclear a considerable ammount of energy. A nuclear reactor (if we seek the simplest explanation) is sought to be as much

?umer, Slobodan

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241

Top physics results at CDF  

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The most recent results on top quark physics at CDF are reported. Measurements of cross-section and mass are presented, and the status of single top quark production searches are discussed. The results obtained from probing various top quark properties are also presented.

Vickey, Trevor; /Illinois U., Urbana

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

NIST: Physics Lab News  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dr. John (Jan) L. Hall shares the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics. "... ... Physics Laboratory articles from NIST News Sources. Technology at a Glance. ...

2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

243

Brookhaven Chemical Physics  

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Chemical Physics While the field of physics generally strives to find compact and universal explanations for how the components of our universe interact, chemistry is traditionally...

244

Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS  

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(or 630-252-1911 on cell phones) Safety Aspects of radiation safety at ATLAS: Health Physics Coverage at ATLAS is provided by Argonne National Laboratory. Health Physics...

245

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Nuclear and Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting 12-14 September 2006 Tuesday, 12 September Room 2-160, Bldg. 510 (Physics) 0900...

246

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP) at BNL comprises the Collider-Accelerator Department (including the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory,...

247

ORISE: Health physics services  

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Health physics services Nuclear power plant The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers comprehensive health physics services in a number of technical areas...

248

Physics at COSY  

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The COSY accelerator in J\\'ulich is presented together with its internal and external detectors. The physics programme performed recently is discussed with emphasis on strangeness physics.

H. Machner

2004-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

249

Elasticity in physics - CECM  

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Dec 24, 2003 ... Elasticity as a mathematical concept finds its origin in mechanical physics. Mechanical physics describes macroscopic features of the universe,...

250

Radiation Physics Events  

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NIST Home > Radiation Physics Events. Radiation Physics Events. (showing 1 - 3 of 3). CIRMS 2012 Start Date: 10/22/2012 ...

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

ORISE: Health physics training  

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surveys Health physics services Radiochemical analyses Health physics training How ORISE is Making a Difference Overview Environmental characterization at ORNL a...

252

Principles of Reactor Physics  

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Nuclear Reactor Physics M A Smith Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear Engineering Division Phone: 630-252-9747, Email: masmith@anl.gov Abstract: Nuclear reactor physics deals with...

253

Air Conditioning and lungs  

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Air Conditioning and lungs Name: freeman Status: NA Age: NA Location: NA Country: NA Date: Around 1993 Question: What affect does air conditioning have upon the lungs of the...

254

UNDERLINE PHYSICS OF E - MEVVA OPERATION.  

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Recently substantial enhancement of high ion charge states was clearly observed in both the HCEI and ITEP E-MEVVA ion sources. These experimental set-ups have two different methods of measuring the ion charge state distributions. The results can be considered as a proof of the E-MEVVA principle. These results sparked discussions regarding, which physics effects are dominant. Basic physics seems straightforward, an ion charge state in E-MEVVA is determined by the number of collisions with fast electrons versus the number of encounters with neutrals and lower charge state ions during an ion dwell time in the drift channel. However, the fluxes of fast electrons, lower charge state ions, and neutrals encountered by an ion may be a consequence of numerous effects. Factors determining neutral fluxes might be poor vacuum conditions, desorption of adsorbed gas by the electron beam directly or indirectly due to stacking (E-beam reflection) and/or instabilities that cause heating and desorption. Flux and energy of the fast electrons is primarily determined by the electron gun output. But significant contributions from electron beam stacking, instabilities, as well as plasma electron heating, are possible.

HERSHCOVITCH,A.; BATALIN,V.A.; BUGAEV,A.S; DEBOLT,N.; GUSHENETS,V.I.; ET AL

2002-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

255

Physics Research on the International Space Station  

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The International Space Station (ISS) is orbiting Earth at an altitude of around 400 km. It has been manned since November 2000 and currently has a permanent crew of six. On-board ISS science is done in a wide field of sciences, from fundamental physics to biology and human physiology. Many of the experiments utilize the unique conditions of weightlessness, but also the views of space and the Earth are exploited. ESAs (European Space Agency) ELIPS (European Programme Life and Physical sciences in Space) manages some 150 on-going and planned experiments for ISS, which is expected to be utilized at least to 2020. This presentation will give a short introduction to ISS, followed by an overview of the science field within ELIPS and some resent results. The emphasis, however, will be on ISS experiments which are close to the research performed at CERN. Silicon strip detectors like ALTEA are measuring the flux of ions inside the station. ACES (Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space) will provide unprecedented global ti...

CERN. Geneva

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Nuclear Physics using NIF  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's premier inertial confinement fusion facility designed to achieve sustained thermonuclear burn (ignition) through the compression of hydrogen isotopic fuels to densities in excess of 10{sup 3} g/cm{sup 3} and temperatures in excess of 100 MK. These plasma conditions are very similar to those found in the cores of Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars where the s-process takes place, but with a neutron fluence per year 10{sup 4} times greater than a star. These conditions make NIF an excellent laboratory to measure s-process (n,{gamma}) cross sections in a stellar-like plasma for the first time. Starting in Fall 2009, NIF has been operating regularly with 2-4 shots being performed weekly. These experiments have allowed the first in situ calibration of the detectors and diagnostics needed to measure neutron capture, including solid debris collection and prompt {gamma}-ray detection. In this paper I will describe the NIF facility and capsule environment and present two approaches for measuring s-process neutron capture cross sections using NIF.

Bernstein, L A; Bleuel, D L; Caggiano, J A; Cerjan, C; Gostic, J; Hatarik, R; Hartouni, E; Hoffman, R D; Sayre, D; Schneider, D G; Shaughnessy, D; Stoeffl, W; Yeamans, C; Greife, U; Larson, R; Hudson, M; Herrmann, H; Kim, Y H; Young, C S; Mack, J; Wilson, D; Batha, S; Hoffman, N; Langenbrunner, J; Evans, S

2011-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

257

Heavy flavour physics from top to bottom  

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We review the status of heavy flavour physics at the Fermilab Tevatron collider by summarizing recent top quark and B physics results from CDF and D0. In particular we discuss the measurement of the top quark mass and top production cross section as well as B meson lifetimes and time dependent B{anti B} mixing results. An outlook of perspectives for top and B physics in Run II starting in 1999 is also given.

Paulini, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States); CDF and D0 Collaboration

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

NIST Quantum Physics Division Staff  

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Quantum Physics Division. Staff. Name, Position, Phone. ... Physics Laboratory. Quantum Physics Division. Thomas O'Brian, Acting Chief. ...

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

259

Conditional belief types  

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We study type spaces where a players type at a state is a conditional probability on the space. We axiomatize these type spaces using conditional belief operators, and examine three additional axioms of increasing strength. First, introspection, which requires the agent to be unconditionally certain of her beliefs. Second, echo, according to which the unconditional beliefs implied by the condition must be held given the condition. Third, determination, which says that the conditional beliefs are the unconditional beliefs that are conditionally certain. The echo axiom implies that conditioning on an event is the same as conditioning on the event being certain, which formalizes the standard informal interpretation of conditioning in probability theory. The echo axiom also implies that the conditional probability given an event is a prior of the unconditional probability. The game-theoretic application of our model, which we treat in the context of an example, sheds light on a number of basic issues in the analysis of extensive form games. Type spaces are closely related to the sphere models of counterfactual conditionals and to models of hypothetical knowledge, and we discuss these relationships in detail.

Alfredo Di; Tillio Joseph; Y. Halpern; Dov Samet

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Argonne TDC: Physical Sciences  

Emergency Response. Engineering. Environmental Research. Fuel Cells. Imaging Technology. Material Science. Nanotechnology. Physical Sciences. Sensor ...

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261

Physics Department Safety & Training Office  

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number (631) 344-3456 and follow the automated instructions. High Energy Physics Nuclear Physics Condensed Matter Physics The Physics Safety and Training office hosts Group...

262

PHYSICAL REVIEW C  

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PHYSICAL PHYSICAL REVIEW C 83, 015505 (2011) Measurement of parity-violating γ -ray asymmetry in the capture of polarized cold neutrons on protons M. T. Gericke, 1 R. Alarcon, 2 S. Balascuta, 2 L. Barr´ on-Palos, 3 C. Blessinger, 4 J. D. Bowman, 4,* R. D. Carlini, 5 W. Chen, 6 T. E. Chupp, 7 C. Crawford, 8 S. Covrig, 5 M. Dabaghyan, 9 N. Fomin, 10 S. J. Freedman, 11 T. R. Gentile, 6 R. C. Gillis, 12,13 G. L. Greene, 4,10 F. W. Hersman, 9 T. Ino, 14 G. L. Jones, 15 B. Lauss, 16 M. Leuschner, 17 W. R. Lozowski, 12,13 R. Mahurin, 1,5 Y. Masuda, 14 J. Mei, 5 G. S. Mitchell, 18 S. Muto, 14 H. Nann, 12,13 S. A. Page, 1 S. I. Penttil¨ a, 4 W. D. Ramsay, 1,19 A. Salas-Bacci, 20 S. Santra, 21 M. Sharma, 7 P.-N. Seo, 22 E. I. Sharapov, 23 T. B. Smith, 24 W. M. Snow, 12,13,† W. S. Wilburn, 20 and V. Yuan 20 (NPDGamma Collaboration) 1 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2 2 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA 3 Universidad

263

Particle Physics Education Sites  

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쭺-¶ 쭺-¶ Particle Physics Education Sites ¡]¥H¤U¬°¥~¤åºô¯¸¡^ quick reference Education and Information - National Laboratory Education Programs - Women and Minorities in Physics - Other Physics Sites - Physics Alliance - Accelerators at National Laboratories icon Particle Physics Education and Information sites: top Introduction: The Particle Adventure - an interactive tour of particle physics for everyone: the basics of theory and experiment. Virtual Visitor Center of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Guided Tour of Fermilab, - overviews of several aspects of Particle Physics. Also check out Particle Physics concepts. Probing Particles - a comprehensive and straight-forward introduction to particle physics. Big Bang Science - approaches particle physics starting from the theoretical origin of the universe.

264

Review of Recent Neutrino Physics Research  

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We review recent research in neutrino physics, including neutrino oscillations to test time reversal and CP symmetry violations, the measurement of parameters in the U matrix, sterile neutrino emission causing pulsar kicks, and neutrino energies in the neutrinosphere.

Leonard S. Kisslinger

2013-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

265

Terms and Conditions  

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Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions As a premier national research and development laboratory, LANL seeks to do business with qualified companies that offer value and high quality products and services. Contact Small Business Office (505) 667-4419 Email Use information below as guideline to doing business An "Appendix SFA-1" contains FAR and DEAR Clauses that are incorporated by reference into a particular subcontract. "Exhibit A General Conditions" are the general terms and conditions applicable to a particular subcontract. Note: The contents of the SFA-1 and Exhibit A (below) are not the only terms and conditions that will be in a LANS subcontract but represent the terms that generally do not change in a particular type of procurement. The

266

SuperB Progress Report for Physics  

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SuperB is a high luminosity e{sup +}e{sup -} collider that will be able to indirectly probe new physics at energy scales far beyond the reach of any man made accelerator planned or in existence. Just as detailed understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics was developed from stringent constraints imposed by flavour changing processes between quarks, the detailed structure of any new physics is severely constrained by flavour processes. In order to elucidate this structure it is necessary to perform a number of complementary studies of a set of golden channels. With these measurements in hand, the pattern of deviations from the Standard Model behavior can be used as a test of the structure of new physics. If new physics is found at the LHC, then the many golden measurements from SuperB will help decode the subtle nature of the new physics. However if no new particles are found at the LHC, SuperB will be able to search for new physics at energy scales up to 10-100 TeV. In either scenario, flavour physics measurements that can be made at SuperB play a pivotal role in understanding the nature of physics beyond the Standard Model. Examples for using the interplay between measurements to discriminate New Physics models are discussed in this document. SuperB is a Super Flavour Factory, in addition to studying large samples of B{sub u,d,s}, D and {tau} decays, SuperB has a broad physics programme that includes spectroscopy both in terms of the Standard Model and exotica, and precision measurements of sin{sup 2} {theta}{sub W}. In addition to performing CP violation measurements at the {Upsilon}(4S) and {phi}(3770), SuperB will test CPT in these systems, and lepton universality in a number of different processes. The multitude of rare decay measurements possible at SuperB can be used to constrain scenarios of physics beyond the Standard Model. In terms of other precision tests of the Standard Model, this experiment will be able to perform precision over-constraints of the unitarity triangle through multiple measurements of all angles and sides. This report extends and updates the studies presented in both the SuperB Conceptual Design Report in 2007 and the Proceedings of SuperB Workshop VI in Valencia in 2008. Together, these three documents detail the Physics case of the SuperB Project.

O'Leary, B.; /Aachen, Tech. Hochsch.; Matias, J.; Ramon, M.; /Barcelona, IFAE; Pous, E.; /Barcelona U.; De Fazio, F.; Palano, A.; /INFN, Bari; Eigen, G.; /Bergen U.; Asgeirsson, D.; /British Columbia U.; Cheng, C.H.; Chivukula, A.; Echenard, B.; Hitlin, D.G.; Porter, F.; Rakitin, A.; /Caltech; Heinemeyer, S.; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; McElrath, B.; /CERN; Andreassen, R.; Meadows, B.; Sokoloff, M.; /Cincinnati U.; Blanke, M.; /Cornell U., Phys. Dept.; Lesiak, T.; /Cracow, INP /DESY /Zurich, ETH /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /INFN, Genoa /Glasgow U. /Indiana U. /Mainz U., Inst. Phys. /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol. /KEK, Tsukuba /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley /Lisbon, IST /Ljubljana U. /Madrid, Autonoma U. /Maryland U. /MIT /INFN, Milan /McGill U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Notre Dame U. /PNL, Richland /INFN, Padua /Paris U., VI-VII /Orsay, LAL /Orsay, LPT /INFN, Pavia /INFN, Perugia /INFN, Pisa /Queen Mary, U. of London /Regensburg U. /Republica U., Montevideo /Frascati /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rutherford /Sassari U. /Siegen U. /SLAC /Southern Methodist U. /Tel Aviv U. /Tohoku U. /INFN, Turin /INFN, Trieste /Uppsala U. /Valencia U., IFIC /Victoria U. /Wayne State U. /Wisconsin U., Madison

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

267

Movements in air conditioning.  

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??Movements in Air Conditioning is a collection of poems that explores the obstacles inherent in creating a new sense of home in a country that (more)

Hitt, Robert D. (Robert David)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Operating Conditions Opportunity  

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Components in Aggressive Operating Conditions Opportunity Research is active on the patent-pending technology, titled "3-Dimensional Functionally Gradient Coatings for...

269

Physical property changes in hydrate-bearingsediment due to depressurization and subsequent repressurization  

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Physical property measurements of sediment cores containing natural gas hydrate are typically performed on material exposed at least briefly to non-in situ conditions during recovery. To examine effects of a brief excursion from the gas-hydrate stability field, as can occur when pressure cores are transferred to pressurized storage vessels, we measured physical properties on laboratory-formed sand packs containing methane hydrate and methane pore gas. After depressurizing samples to atmospheric pressure, we repressurized them into the methane-hydrate stability field and remeasured their physical properties. Thermal conductivity, shear strength, acoustic compressional and shear wave amplitudes and speeds are compared between the original and depressurized/repressurized samples. X-ray computed tomography (CT) images track how the gas-hydrate distribution changes in the hydrate-cemented sands due to the depressurization/repressurization process. Because depressurization-induced property changes can be substantial and are not easily predicted, particularly in water-saturated, hydrate-bearing sediment, maintaining pressure and temperature conditions throughout the core recovery and measurement process is critical for using laboratory measurements to estimate in situ properties.

Kneafsey, Timothy; Waite, W.F.; Kneafsey, T.J.; Winters, W.J.; Mason, D.H.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

People's Physics Book The People's Physics Book  

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People's Physics Book The People's Physics Book Authors James H. Dann, Ph.D. James J. Dann Book "Give me matter and motion, and I will construct the universe." ­ Rene Descartes (1640) "One ought) Dedication of the book is to two physicists who gave us particular inspiration. Their contributions

California at Santa Cruz, University of

271

Physical Properties of Ionic Liquids  

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Physical Properties of Ionic Liquids Consisting of the Physical Properties of Ionic Liquids Consisting of the 1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Cation with Various Anions and the Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide Anion with Various Cations Hui Jin, Bernie O'Hare, Jing Dong, Sergei Arzhantsev, Gary A. Baker, James F. Wishart, Alan J. Benesi, and Mark Maroncelli J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 81-92 (2008). [Find paper at ACS Publications] Abstract: Physical properties of 4 room-temperature ionic liquids consisting of the 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium cation with various perfluorinated anions and the bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (Tf2N-) anion with 12 pyrrolidinium-, ammonium-, and hydroxyl-containing cations are reported. Electronic structure methods are used to calculate properties related to the size, shape, and dipole moment of individual ions. Experimental measurements of

272

Physics | More Science | ORNL  

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Physics Physics ORNL Physics More Science Home | Science & Discovery | More Science | Physics SHARE Physics Bottom view of the 25 million volt tandem electrostatic accelerator of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility. Physics researchers at ORNL seek to answer fascinating questions about our Universe: What are the nuclear reactions that drive stellar explosions? How does nuclear matter organize itself? What are the properties of nuclear interactions? Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? Is the neutrino its own antiparticle? What are the properties of matter that existed just after the Big Bang? Our research staff address these questions by developing experimental techniques and detector systems, performing experiments at national and

273

Simplified Space Conditioning  

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Simplified Space Conditioning Simplified Space Conditioning Duncan Prahl, RA IBACOS, Inc. Building America Technical Update April 29, 2013 Simplified Space Conditioning Rethinking HVAC Design * Traditional Method - Assume envelope losses dictate the load - Room by room load analysis - Pick Equipment and distribute to meet the load in each room * New Method - Consider how the occupants live in the building - Seriously consider internal gains in both heating and cooling - Consider ventilation strategy - Design system Simplified Space Conditioning If you are: * A production builder * Participating in "above code" programs * Following ACCA Manual RS or ASHRAE 55 * Need to prove "delivering heat to each habitable room" * Concerned about litigation * Play it safe, Use Manual J, S & D and condition every

274

Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence  

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The probabilities a Bayesian agent assigns to a set of events typically change with time, for instance when the agent updates them in the light of new data. In this paper we address the question of how an agent's probabilities at different times are constrained by Dutch-book coherence. We review and attempt to clarify the argument that, although an agent is not forced by coherence to use the usual Bayesian conditioning rule to update his probabilities, coherence does require the agent's probabilities to satisfy van Fraassen's [1984] reflection principle (which entails a related constraint pointed out by Goldstein [1983]). We then exhibit the specialized assumption needed to recover Bayesian conditioning from an analogous reflection-style consideration. Bringing the argument to the context of quantum measurement theory, we show that "quantum decoherence" can be understood in purely personalist terms---quantum decoherence (as supposed in a von Neumann chain) is not a physical process at all, but an application of the reflection principle. From this point of view, the decoherence theory of Zeh, Zurek, and others as a story of quantum measurement has the plot turned exactly backward.

Christopher A. Fuchs; Ruediger Schack

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

275

Measurement of liquified petroleum gas  

SciTech Connect

Propane, iso-butane, and normal butane commonly referred to as Liquified Petroleum Gases or LPG's are used as heating and transportation fuels, feed-stocks for petrochemical plants, gasoline additives, and aerosol propellents. These liquids are commonly stored in high pressure vessels, underground caverns, or salt domes. Pipelines, trucks, and rail cars are used for transporting these fluids. LPG's must conform to industry accepted specifications regarding their composition and the allowable amounts of contaminants that may be present such as sulphur, heavy hydrocarbons, and water. GPA Standard 2140-80, Liquified Petroleum Gas Specifications and Test Methods, outlines the test procedures to be followed in determining product quality. The physical properties of LPG's including low specific gravities (0.498 to 0.584), high vapor pressures, low boiling points, and lack of lubricity must be considered when storing, transporting, or measuring them. LPG's are easily measured if certain precautions are taken. The equipment must be properly installed, maintained, and calibrated. If meters are used, product flow must be in liquid phase. Due to the considerable effect of temperature and pressure on LPG's, volumes obtained at operating conditions must be reduced to standard conditions.

Vehe, R.E.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Monitoring Fault Condition During Manufacturing Using The Karhunen-Love Transform  

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Monitoring the condition of parts and machine components is a crucial task in ensuring fault-free manufacturing. In this work, we propose an alternative condition monitoring technique, with great potential in extracting and isolating individual fault patterns from manufacturing signals. We propose that the Karhunen-Lo`eve transform provides the ability to decompose measured signals into decorrelated fault patterns, in the form of fundamental eigenvectors. These fundamental eigenvectors can then be monitored by means of coefficient vectors, which indicate any changes in the fault patterns. The technique can provide accurate fault information, whether the manufacturing signals are deterministic, stochastic, stationary, or nonstationary. This paper presents the fundamentals of the proposed technique and its extension to condition monitoring. The outputs of the Karhunen-Lo`eve transform are studied to interpret their physical significance. Then, a subset of general manufacturing signals i...

Irem Y. Tumer; Kristin L. Wood; Ilene J. Busch-vishniac

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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8-9 May 2008 Thursday, 8 May Room 2-160, Bldg. 510 (Physics) 0830 Executive Session Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 (Physics) (talk+questions) 0900 PHENIX FY09 Beam Use Proposal and...

278

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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29-30 March 2007 Thursday, 29 March Room 2-160, Bldg. 510 (Physics) 0900 Executive Session Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 (Physics) (talk+questions) 0930 R20 Search for Magnetic...

279

Physics Flash Newsletter  

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Physics Links Jobs in Physics Human Resources Working at Los Alamos Los Alamos resources To read past issues, please see the: 2012 archive page 2011 archive page September 2013 |...

280

Precision Electroweak Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The status in electroweak precision physics is reviewed. I present a brief summary of the latest data, global fit results, a few implications for new physics, and an outlook.

Erler, Jens [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

2006-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Sensitive Conditional Planning  

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While POMDPs provide a general platform for conditional planning under a wide range of quality metrics they have limited scalability. On the other hand, uniform probability conditional planners scale very well, but many lack the ability to optimize plan quality metrics. We present an innovation to planning graph based heuristics that helps uniform probability conditional planners both scale and generate high quality plans when using actions with non uniform costs. We make empirical comparisons with two state of the art planners to show the benefit of our techniques.

Daniel Bryce; Subbarao Kambhampati

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Chemical Physics Portal  

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... spectroscopy. Ultrafast lasers are used to more. >> see all Chemical Physics programs and projects ... *. Bookmark and Share. ...

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Introduction to Neutrino Physics  

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I present a basic introduction to the physics of the neutrino, with emphasis on experimental results and developments.

Linares, Edgar Casimiro [Division de Ciencias e Ingenierias Campus Leon, Loma del Bosque 103 Col. Lomas del Campestre, C.P. 37150 Leon (Mexico) and Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Av. Complutense, 22, C.P. 28040, Madrid (Spain)

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

284

Prompt radiation detectors to monitor target conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lessons learned by basic scientists in the study of experimental nuclear physics can often go unnoticed by cyclotron operator's intent on meeting a demanding schedule of tracer production. Prompt neutrons and gammas are the signature that the desired reaction is occurring, providing a robust measure of the expected yield.

Barnhart, T. E.; Engle, J. W.; Valdovinos, H. F.; Severin, G. W.; Nickles, R. J. [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Hevesy Laboratory, Danish Technical University, Riso (Denmark); Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

2012-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

285

Quantum Physics Einstein's Gravity  

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Quantum Physics confronts Einstein's Gravity Matt Visser Physics Department Washington University Saint Louis USA Science Saturdays 13 October 2001 #12; Quantum Physics confronts Einstein's Gravity and with Einstein's theory of gravity (the general relativity) is still the single biggest theoretical problem

Visser, Matt

286

Whither Nuclear Physics ?  

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Nuclear Physics has had its ups and downs. However in recent years, bucked up by some new and often puzzling data, it has become a potentially very rich field. We review some of these exciting developments in a few important sectors of nuclear physics. Emphasis shall be on the study of exotic nuclei and the new physics that these nuclei are teaching us.

Syed Afsar Abbas

2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

287

Physics Department Alumni Reunion  

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Physics Department Alumni Reunion September 21-22, 2012 Collegeof Communication (COM) MetcalfScienceCenter (SCI) MetcalfPlaza CommonwealthAvenue PhysicsResearch Building LifeScienceand Engineering Beacon Barabasi (PhD 1994) Distinguished University Professor of Physics, Northeastern University Taming

288

Charm physics: theoretical review  

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We review recent developments in charm physics, focusing on the physics of charmed mesons. We discuss charm spectroscopy, decay constants, as well as searches for new physics with charmed mesons. We discuss D0-anti-D0 mixing and CP-violation in charm decays. We also present the modified Nelson plot of charm mixing predictions.

Alexey A. Petrov

2003-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

289

Nuclear Physics with trapped  

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Nuclear Physics with trapped atoms and ions #12;2/2/2013Dan Melconian #12;2/2/2013Dan Melconian Outline · Scope and applications of nuclear physics precision frontier compliments LHC properties and aquifers in the Sahara #12;2/2/2013Dan Melconian What is Nuclear Physics? · Began with the study

Boas, Harold P.

290

Control physical models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes design of model physical model of rectification column. Physical model is appointed as a demonstration system control for distillation by means of control system SIMATIC PCS7 from company SIEMENS. The SIMATIC PCS7 Process control ... Keywords: description, distillation, physical model, process control system

Tom Dvo?k; Jan Blek

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Terms and Conditions  

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292

NIST, Electron and Optical Physics Division, Far Ultraviolet ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Before joining the Quantum Measurement Division Dr. Deng worked in the Electron and Optical Physics Division (1999-2011) and before that in Dr ...

2012-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

293

Exponential Conditional Volatility Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- relation function (ACF) is less straightforward than it is for a GARCHmodel, analytic expressions can be obtained and these expressions are more general. Speci?cally, formulae for the ACF of the (absolute values of ) the observations raised to any power can... proposes an exponential link function for the conditional mean in gamma and Weibull distributions. As well as setting out the conditions for the asymptotic theory to be valid, expressions for moments, ACFs and multi-step forecasts are derived. Leverage...

Harvey, Andrew

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

294

Light Hadron Physics at the B Factories  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report measurements of hadronic final states produced in $e^+e^-$ annihilations from the BaBar and Belle experiments. In particular, we present cross sections measured in several different processes, including two-photon physics, Initial-State Radiation, and exclusive hadron productions at center-of-mass energies near 10.58 GeV. Results are compared with theoretical predictions.

Selina Z. Li

2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

295

STANFORD ROCK PHYSICS BOREHOLE GEOPHYSICS PROJECT  

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TABLE OF CONTENTS A: Rock Physics and Geology. Pressure-solution models and the velocity......................................................... A3 Pressure trends of compressional-and shear-wave velocities measured measured in sands to 20 MPA.....................................................C3 Properties of pore fluids at very high pressures from equations of state. Walls & Dvorkin

Nur, Amos

296

Physics with the ALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I will present physics measurements which are achievable in the ALICE experiment at the LHC through the inclusion of a new electromagnetic calorimeter. I will focus on jet measurements in proton proton and heavy ion collisions. Detailed simulations have been performed on jet reconstruction, jet triggering, heavy flavor jet reconstruction through electron identification, gamma-jet reconstruction and the measurements of identified hadrons and resonances in jets. I will show the physics capabilities which are made possible through the combination of calorimeter information with the other detector components in ALICE.

Rene Bellwied; for the ALICE Collaboration

2009-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

297

Pressure boundary conditions for computing incompressible flows with SPH  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) methods for fluid flow, incompressibility may be imposed by a projection method with an artificial homogeneous Neumann boundary condition for the pressure Poisson equation. This is often inconsistent with physical ... Keywords: Boundary conditions, Flow around obstacle, Incompressibility, Open-boundary flows, Pressure Poisson equation, Projection scheme, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

S. Majid Hosseini; James J. Feng

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Definition: Equipment Condition Monitor | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Condition Monitor Condition Monitor Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Equipment Condition Monitor A monitoring device that automatically measures and communicates equipment characteristics that are related to the "health" and maintenance of the equipment. These characteristics can include, but are not limited to temperature, dissolved gas, and loading. These devices can automatically generate alarm signals if conditions exceed preset thresholds.[1] Related Terms sustainability References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/equipment_condition_monitor [[C LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ategory: Smart Grid Definitions|Template:BASEPAGENAME]] Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Equipment_Condition_Monitor&oldid=502601"

299

Technical Highlights Atomic Physics Division  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Physics Division is to develop and apply atomic physics research methods ... community, and to produce and critically compile physical reference data ...

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

300

NIST Atomic Physics Division - 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... produce and critically compile physical reference data ... matter physics, solid-state physics, quantum field ... coefficient that exceeds the classical limit ...

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301

ECWEBTermsandConditions.doc  

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

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ELECTRONIC COMMERCE PROCEDURES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS Version 1.0 May 1, 1998 PROCEDURES What follows prescribes the general procedures and policies to be followed when Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is used for transmitting requests for quote, quotations, purchase orders, or other business information in lieu of creating one or more paper documents normally associated with conducting business with the Government. See the Terms and Conditions section below for a list of the standard FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and DEAR (Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation) clauses and provisions mandated to be included in Government contracting actions. The Terms and Conditions together with any clauses specified in the specific contract transaction,

302

Research in particle physics. [Dept. of Physics, Boston Univ  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research accomplishments and current activities of Boston University researchers in high energy physics are presented. Principal areas of activity include the following: detectors for studies of electron[endash]positron annihilation in colliding beams; advanced accelerator component design, including the superconducting beam inflector, electrostatic quadrupoles, and the electrostatic muon kicker''; the detector for the MACRO (Monopole, Astrophysics, and Cosmic Ray Observatory) experiment; neutrino astrophysics and the search for proton decay; theoretical particle physics (electroweak and flavor symmetry breaking, hadron collider phenomenology, cosmology and astrophysics, new field-theoretic models, nonperturbative investigations of quantum field theories, electroweak interactions); measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon; calorimetry for the GEM experiment; and muon detectors for the GEM experiment at the Superconducting Super Collider.

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1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

physics_fest_map  

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Physics Physics Fest in CEBAF Center * The Physics Fest runs from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon * Buses drop-off and pick-up students in the CEBAF Center circle * Buses remaining on-site will be directed to parking areas by Jefferson Lab security * Private vehicles may park in any non-reserved/non-restricted space in any of the regular parking lots * The CEBAF Center receptionist can be reached at (757) 269-7100

304

Symmetries in physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The concept of symmetries in physics is briefly reviewed. In the first part of these lecture notes, some of the basic mathematical tools needed for the understanding of symmetries in nature are presented, namely group theory, Lie groups and Lie algebras, and Noether's theorem. In the second part, some applications of symmetries in physics are discussed, ranging from isospin and flavor symmetry to more recent developments involving the interacting boson model and its extension to supersymmetries in nuclear physics.

Roelof Bijker

2005-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

305

Bridging Physics and Biology Teaching through Modeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As the frontiers of biology become increasingly interdisciplinary, the physics education community has engaged in ongoing efforts to make physics classes more relevant to life sciences majors. These efforts are complicated by the many apparent differences between these fields, including the types of systems that each studies, the behavior of those systems, the kinds of measurements that each makes, and the role of mathematics in each field. Nonetheless, physics and biology are both fundamental sciences that rely on observations and measurements to construct models of the natural world. In the present theoretical article, we propose that efforts to bridge the teaching of these two disciplines must emphasize shared scientific practices, particularly scientific modeling. We define modeling using language common to both disciplines and highlight how an understanding of the modeling process can help reconcile apparent differences between physics and biology. We elaborate how models can be used for explanatory, pre...

Hoskinson, Anne-Marie; Zwickl, Benjamin M; Hinko, Kathleen; Caballero, Marcos D

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Symposium Summary and Outlook: Twenty Years of Meson Factory Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The opening of the meson factories twenty years ago provided nuclear physics with new beams, higher momentum transfers, and new opportunities for precision measurements. The resulting changes in nuclear physics were substantial, altering not only the range of physics issues identified with the field but also the manner and size of the collaborations that do nuclear physics. Inspired by the talks of this symposium, I discuss some of the accomplishments as well as some of the goals not yet reached.

W. C. Haxton

1997-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

307

Physically based virtual painting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tapping the compelling illusion of physical interaction with paints, brushes, surfaces, color, and light, users express the nuances of their visual and emotional imaginations.

Ming Lin; William Baxter; Vincent Scheib; Jeremy Wendt

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

NIST Physical Reference Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Nuclear Physics Data. ... database consists of evaluated data for use in total-energy calculations of electronic structure by density-functional theory. ...

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

309

Internships for Physics Majors  

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

Fermilab's IPM program offers ten-week summer internships to outstanding undergraduate physics majors. This program has been developed to familiarize students with opportunities at the frontiers of...

310

Physics Out Loud - Niobium  

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Neutron Previous Video (Neutron) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Nucleus) Nucleus Niobium The element niobium is often used as a superconductor. Watch as Jefferson Lab...

311

Physics Out Loud - Nucleus  

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Niobium Previous Video (Niobium) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Particle Accelerator) Particle Accelerator Nucleus Elena Long, A graduate student at Kent State University,...

312

High Energy Physics  

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Untitled Document Argonne Logo DOE Logo High Energy Physics Division Home Division ES&H Personnel Publications HEP Awards HEP Computing HEP Committees Administration...

313

Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS  

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about 4 times better than can be achieved in conventional Si detector arrangements. Physics justification: The main focus of the HELIOS research program is the study of...

314

Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS  

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ATLAS Operations personnel, and to various experimental instrument specialists in the Physics Division. The PAC members will review each proposal for scientific merit and...

315

Project X Physics Workshop  

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4th Workshop on Physics with a high intensity proton source, November 9-10 (Monday-Tuesday), 2009 Fermilab Home | Fermilab at Work | Fermilab Directorate Home Registration...

316

Physics Out Loud - Gluons  

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Elementary Particles Previous Video (Elementary Particles) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Hadron) Hadron Gluons Elena Long, A graduate student at Kent State University,...

317

LHC Discovers New Physics  

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The newest particle physics instruments for the energy frontier are CERN's Large hadron Collider and its detectors. Physicists look for new science by looking for the...

318

Nuclear Physics Links  

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To Other Interesting Educational Pages Fusion in the Sun Other Berkeley Lab Nuclear Physics Web Pages Table of Isotopes Animated Glossary Viewing the Periodic Table of Elements...

319

Physics Out Loud - Neutron  

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Matter Previous Video (Matter) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Niobium) Niobium Neutron Karl Slifer, a physicist based at the University of New Hampshire and who conducts...

320

Physics Out Loud - Cryomodule  

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Cross Section Previous Video (Cross Section) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Detector) Detector Cryomodule Charlie Reece, an accelerator technology scientist, reveals the...

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Physics Out Loud - Proton  

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Photomultiplier Tube Previous Video (Photomultiplier Tube) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)) Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) Proton Learn about the...

322

Brookhaven Nuclear Physics  

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Brookhaven Nuclear Physics Historically, nuclear physicists have studied the structure, characteristics, and behavior of the atomic nucleus and the nature of the nuclear force....

323

Physics Out Loud - Matter  

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Laser Previous Video (Laser) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Neutron) Neutron Matter David Lawrence, a Jefferson Lab physicist, discusses matter...

324

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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at RHIC or the AGS should be submitted to the Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics, presently Steve Vigdor, Bldg. 510F, Brookhaven National...

325

Physics Out Loud  

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Lab scientists and other experts explain some of the common words and terms used in nuclear physics research. Baryon Baryon Cerenkov Light Cerenkov Light Cross Section Cross...

326

High Energy Physics  

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Agenda Presentations Reference Materials Participants Organizing Committee Logistics Nuclear Physics (NP) Overview Published Reports Case Study FAQs NERSC HPC Achievement Awards...

327

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Nuclear and Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting June 15-16, 2009 Agenda Reference Documents Letter to Barbara Jacak and Nu Xu (129...

328

Physics Out Loud - Baryon  

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User Facility Previous Video (User Facility) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Cerenkov Light) Cerenkov Light Baryon David Lawrence, a physicist, describes the class of...

329

Physics Out Loud - Detector  

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Cryomodule Previous Video (Cryomodule) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Electromagnetic Force) Electromagnetic Force Detector Elena Long, a graduate student at Kent State...

330

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Nuclear and Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting 7-8 June 2012 Agenda Related Documents: PHENIX Beam Use Proposal, STAR Beam Use...

331

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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...T. Kirk 10:15 am Coffee Break 10:30 am Physics Department Overview (see note above)...S. Aronson 11:00 am...

332

Review of Particle Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Studies for Nuclear Physics CEBAF Je?erson LabThomas Je?by CLAS and PrimEx at CEBAF, and by PANDA at GSI. Recently,

Nakamura, Kenzo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Physics Out Loud - Electrons  

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Electron Scattering Previous Video (Electron Scattering) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Elementary Particles) Elementary Particles Electrons David Lawrence, a physicist,...

334

Nuclear Physics from QCD  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Effective field theories provide a bridge between QCD and nuclear physics. I discuss light nuclei from this perspective, emphasizing the role of fine-tuning.

U. van Kolck

2008-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

335

Degeneracy in physics - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 24, 2003 ... Degeneracy in physics. In simple terms, it is understood that a statistical system at equilibrium tends towards its most probable state.

336

Physical Characteristics of Children  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... rigid platform constructed of a light weight aluminum ... Physical Growth of Alabama White Girls Attending ... Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper no. ...

337

New Journal of Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 4, Janus H Wesenberg2 and Dietrich Leibfried3 1 Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, Switzerland 2 ...

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

338

COURSE NOTES: Physical Metallurgy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 1, 2008 ... Citation: Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H., "Physical Metallurgy." Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. 2006. University of Cambridge.

339

Physics of Complex Plasmas.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Physics of complex plasmas is a wide and varied field. In the context of this PhD thesis I present the major results from my research (more)

Stterlin, Robert

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Physics Out Loud - Laser  

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Previous Video (Hybrid Meson) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Matter) Matter Laser Learn all about different types of lasers with Jefferson Lab's Michelle Shinn, a...

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341

Overview and Perspectives in Nuclear Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This presentation reviews recent guiding themes in the broad context of nuclear physics, from developments in chiral effective field theory applied to nuclear systems, via the phases and structures of QCD, to matter under extreme conditions in heavy-ion collisions and neutron stars.

Wolfram Weise

2008-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

342

Inquiring Minds - Questions About Physics  

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Physics of the universe Physics of the universe From the big bang to black holes, extra dimensions, space and time Centrifugal Force From smaller than atoms to larger than galaxies structures spin and in doing so the centrifugal force throws things outward. Might not the Universe as a whole be spinning on an axis and what we currently ascribe to a mysterious repulsive force be a centrifugal force throwing things outward? Thrown out rather than pushed or drawn? Motion in the Universe I have been attempting to calculate the speed at which an individual is traveling through the universe when standing 'still'. i.e., the rotation speed of the earth, the speed of the orbit of the earth around the sun, the solar system withing our galaxy, the galaxy...etc. Is there such a measurement or 'thing' as absolute STILL?

343

Top Physics Results from CDF  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The top quark is by far the most massive fundamental particle observed so far, and the study of its properties is interesting for several reasons ranging from its possible special role in electroweak symmetry breaking to its sensitivity to physics beyond the Standard Model. We present recent top physics results from CDF based on 160-320 inverse pb of ppbar collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV. The ttbar cross section and the top mass have been measured in different decay channels and using different methods. We have searched for evidence of single top production, setting upper limits on its production rate. Other results shown in this conference include studies of the polarization of W bosons from top decays, a search for charged Higgs decaying from top, and a search for additional heavy t' quarks.

Gervasio Gomez

2005-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

344

Physical Metallurgy and Alloy Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

FORUMS > PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND ALLOY DEVELOPMENT ... A TMS Knowledge Packet on the Physical Metallurgy of Solders and Solder Interfaces

345

Disruption Physics and Mitigation on DIII-D  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The contributions of the DIII-D tokamak toward the understanding and control of disruptions are reviewed. Disruptions are found to be deterministic, and the underlying causes of disruption can therefore be predicted and avoided. With sufficiently rapid detection, possible damage from disruptions can be mitigated using an understanding of disruption phenomenology and plasma physics. Regimes of high {beta} are readily available in DIII-D and provide access to relatively high energy density disruptions, despite DIII-D's moderate magnetic field and size. DIII-D, with all-graphite wall armor and wall conditioning between discharges, has proven highly resilient to the deleterious effects that disruptions can have on plasma operations. Simultaneously, exploitation and adaptation of DIII-D's extensive core and edge plasma diagnostic set have allowed for unique plasma measurements during disruptions. These measurements have tied into the development of several physical models used to understand aspects of disruptions, such as magnetohydrodynamic growth at the disruption onset, radiation energy balance through the thermal quench, and halo currents during the current quench. Based on this fundamental understanding, DIII-D has developed techniques to mitigate the harmful effects of disruptions by radiative dissipation of the plasma energy and extrapolated these techniques for possible use on larger devices like ITER.

Whyte, D.G. [University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States); Humphreys, D.A. [DIII-D National Fusion Facility (United States); Kellman, A.G. [DIII-D National Fusion Facility (United States)

2005-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

346

Physics results from dynamical overlap fermion simulations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I summarize the physics results obtained from large-scale dynamical overlap fermion simulations by the JLQCD and TWQCD collaborations. The numerical simulations are performed at a fixed global topological sector; the physics results in the theta-vacuum is reconstructed by correcting the finite volume effect, for which the measurement of the topological susceptibility is crucial. Physics applications we studied so far include a calculation of chiral condensate, pion mass, decay constant, form factors, as well as (vector and axial-vector) vacuum polarization functions and nucleon sigma term.

Shoji Hashimoto

2008-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

347

Hadron Colliders and Hadron Collider Physics Symposium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This article summarizes main developments of the hadron colliders and physics results obtained since their inception around forty years ago. The increase in the collision energy of over two orders of magnitude and even larger increases in luminosity provided experiments with unique data samples. Developments of full acceptance detectors, particle identification and analysis methods provided fundamental discoveries and ultra-precise measurements which culminated in the completion and in depth verification of the Standard Model. Hadron Collider Physics symposium provided opportunities for those working at hadron colliders to share results of their research since 1979 and helped greatly to develop the field of particle physics.

Denisov, Dmitri

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Boiler Condition Assessment Guideline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report Boiler Condition Assessment Guideline provides a concise overview of procedures developed by the Electric Power Research Institute EPRI to help power plant operators cost-effectively determine the extent of degradation and remaining life of key boiler components. The Guideline draws from EPRIs detailed area-specific guidelines, which in turn are based on extensive research findings by EPRI, member companies, and other organizations. This Guideline offers a starting point for power plant perso...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

349

Solar air conditioning  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Development of a hybrid solar-assisted air conditioning system that combines a vapor compression section for sensible cooling with a desiccant section for dehumidification and that uses both solar energy and condenser waste heat to drive the dehumidifier has been under way for the last two years (1981 and 1982). The results of this research are included in this report: utilizing solar energy in an economical way has proven quite difficult.

Robison, H.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

High voltage pulse conditioning  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for conditioning high voltage pulses from particle accelerators in order to shorten the rise times of the pulses. Flashover switches in the cathode stalk of the transmission line hold off conduction for a determinable period of time, reflecting the early portion of the pulses. Diodes upstream of the switches divert energy into the magnetic and electrostatic storage of the capacitance and inductance inherent to the transmission line until the switches close.

Stringfield, R.M.; Wheat, R.M. Jr.

1989-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

351

High voltage pulse conditioning  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for conditioning high voltage pulses from particle accelerators in order to shorten the rise times of the pulses. Flashover switches in the cathode stalk of the transmission line hold off conduction for a determinable period of time, reflecting the early portion of the pulses. Diodes upstream of the switches divert energy into the magnetic and electrostatic storage of the capacitance and inductance inherent to the transmission line until the switches close.

Springfield, Ray M. (Sante Fe, NM); Wheat, Jr., Robert M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Fuel gas conditioning process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for conditioning natural gas containing C.sub.3+ hydrocarbons and/or acid gas, so that it can be used as combustion fuel to run gas-powered equipment, including compressors, in the gas field or the gas processing plant. Compared with prior art processes, the invention creates lesser quantities of low-pressure gas per unit volume of fuel gas produced. Optionally, the process can also produce an NGL product.

Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A. (Union City, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Cosmological milestones and energy conditions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Until recently, the physically relevant singularities occurring in FRW cosmologies had traditionally been thought to be limited to the "big bang", and possibly a "big crunch". However, over the last few years, the zoo of cosmological singularities considered in the literature has become considerably more extensive, with "big rips" and "sudden singularities" added to the mix, as well as renewed interest in non-singular cosmological events such as "bounces" and "turnarounds". In this talk, we present an extensive catalogue of such cosmological milestones, both at the kinematical and dynamical level. First, using generalized power series, purely kinematical definitions of these cosmological events are provided in terms of the behaviour of the scale factor a(t). The notion of a "scale-factor singularity" is defined, and its relation to curvature singularities (polynomial and differential) is explored. Second, dynamical information is extracted by using the Friedmann equations (without assuming even the existence of any equation of state) to place constraints on whether or not the classical energy conditions are satisfied at the cosmological milestones. Since the classification is extremely general, and modulo certain technical assumptions complete, the corresponding results are to a high degree model-independent.

Celine Cattoen; Matt Visser

2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

354

Corruption of Pulsed Electric Thruster Voltage Fluctuation Measurements by Transmission Line  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Measurements of current sheet canting in a pulsed electromagnetic accelerator. Physics of Plasmas, 11

Choueiri, Edgar

355

NIST Measurement Services: cw Laser Power and Energy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... estimates for the NIST laser energy measurements are ... fields of physical science, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, biotechnology, and ...

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

356

Noncommutative Two Time Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a classical formalism describing two-time physics with Abelian canonical gauge field backgrounds. The formalism can be used as a starting point for the construction of an interacting quantized two-time physics theory in a noncommutative soace-time.

W. Chagas-Filho

2006-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

357

Hadronic Physics: an Outlook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A brief outlook, in two senses, is presented for hadronic physics. The likely near term future for experiment and lattice effort is sketched and I speculate on future directions in theory. I also look out at other fields, presenting a short review of QCD ideas in ''Beyond the Standard Model'' physics.

Swanson, Eric S. [Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15260 (United States)

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

358

Physics of Binary Information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Basic concepts of theoretical particle physics, including quantum mechanics and Poincar\\'e invariance, the leptonic mass spectrum and the proton mass, can be derived, without reference to first principles, from intrinsic properties of the simplest elements of information represented by binary data. What we comprehend as physical reality is, therefore, a reflection of mathematically determined logical structures, built from elements of binary data.

Walter Smilga

2005-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

359

UNIRIB: Physics Topics  

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Physics Topics Physics Topics Research Capitalizing on the strengths of nine collaborating research universities and the world-class equipment available at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University Radioactive Ion Beam (UNIRIB) consortium is conducting research at the forefront of nuclear physics. UNIRIB, a division of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), brings together researchers from around the world to study the short-lived, exotic nuclei that are involved in astrophysical processes. UNIRIB researchers participate in many of the nuclear physics experiments carried out at HRIBF. UNIRIB researchers are presently leading the following physics topics. To view these files, you will need the Adobe Reader, which is available free

360

Data Validation & Conditioning Kenneth Martin  

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

Validation & Conditioning Validation & Conditioning Kenneth Martin martin@electricpowergroup.com June 27-28, 2013 Washington, DC DOE/OE Transmission Reliability Program 2 The Problem  Phasors are well known to engineers ... but synchrophasors are not  Synchrophasor value dependencies - Precise timing source, algorithms, & hardware  Systems dependent on real-time communications - Delay (latency), bandwidth, errors, & dropouts  Need comparability with established systems (SCADA)  Wide area, high-speed - faster actions Need assurance measurements are correct and... Detect and fix data problems 3 Introduction  Data Validation and Conditioning Project - RFP issued in June 2012 - Awarded to EPG in December 2012 - Completion by October 2014

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361

Frontiers in Chemical Physics and Analysis Seminar Series  

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Frontiers in Chemical Physics and Analysis Seminar Series Aqueous Solvation in Extreme Conditions the application of classical chemical dynamics simulations possible for a broad range of problems. However, since

362

SC e-journals, Physics  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Physics Physics ACS Nano Acta Materialia Adsorption Advanced Composite Materials Advances in Condensed Matter Physics - OAJ Advances in Acoustics and Vibration - OAJ Advances in High Energy Physics - OAJ Advances in Materials Science and Engineering - OAJ Advances in Mathematical Physics - OAJ Advances in Optical Technologies - OAJ Advances in Optics and Photonics Advances in Tribology - OAJ American Journal of Physics, The Annalen der Physik Annales Henri Poincare Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry Annals of Nuclear Energy Annals of Physics Annual Review of Biophysics Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science Annual Review of Physical Chemistry Applied Optics Applied Physics A Applied Physics Letters Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

363

Attachment K TERMS AND CONDITIONS  

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Attachment K TERMS AND CONDITIONS AWARD # #12;TERMS AND CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE ............................................................................... 24 i #12;TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Grant Agreement This project is being funded with a grant from, the Terms and Conditions, and all attachments. These Terms and Conditions are standard requirements

364

Astroparticle Physics with AMS02  

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS02) experiment will be installed in 2009 on the International Space Station (ISS) for an operational period of at least three years. The purpose of AMS02 experiment is to perform accurate, high statistics, long duration measurements in space of charged cosmic rays in rigidity range from 1 GV to 3 TV and of high energy photons up to few hundred of GeV. In this work we will discuss the experimental details and the physics capabilities of AMS02 on ISS.

Behcet Alpat

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

365

Physics Division: Los Alamos National Laboratory  

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Physics Division Physics home Physics Division Site Home About Us Groups Applied Modern Physics, P-21 Neutron Science and Technology, P-23 Plasma Physics, P-24 Subatomic...

366

Particulate measurement issues in diesel exhausts using laser induced incandescence  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A number of studies in the recent past have identified Laser Induced Incandescence (LII) as a versatile technique for in-flame measurement of soot concentrations. Recently, a number of researchers have focused their attention in adapting this technique to measure particulate in diesel exhausts. However the agreement with established physical sampling techniques, such as the EPA recommended filter paper collection method, was found to be less than ideal. This paper reports the efforts to adapt this technique for diesel exhaust characterization. Many of the factors affecting LII signal were identified through computer modeling. Parameters that could not be determined through such a model were determined experimentally following a parametric study. Subsequently, LII measurements were performed in the exhaust of a modified lab burner, with conditions close to that of diesel engine exhausts. Such measurements show excellent agreement with those performed using the standard filter paper collection technique.

Gupta, S. B.; Poola, R. B.; Sekar, R.

2000-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

367

ARM - Measurements  

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Select below to highlight measurements in specified measurement categories. Aerosols The effect of aerosols is measured by instrument systems and lidars that provide data...

368

Electrical condition monitoring method for polymers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical condition monitoring method utilizes measurement of electrical resistivity of an age sensor made of a conductive matrix or composite disposed in a polymeric structure such as an electrical cable. The conductive matrix comprises a base polymer and conductive filler. The method includes communicating the resistivity to a measuring instrument and correlating resistivity of the conductive matrix of the polymeric structure with resistivity of an accelerated-aged conductive composite.

Watkins, Jr., Kenneth S. (Dahlonega, GA); Morris, Shelby J. (Hampton, VA); Masakowski, Daniel D. (Worcester, MA); Wong, Ching Ping (Duluth, GA); Luo, Shijian (Boise, ID)

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

369

Physics 142 Lab Syllabus Physics 142 -Spring 2008 Laboratory Schedule  

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Materials 1. Physics 142 Laboratory Manual, Spring 2008, distributed by the University Bookstore, City of Physics 141. Electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. Lab fee required for basic physics concepts in electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and radiation. 3. Develop

Farritor, Shane

370

Results of a near field physical model study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A physical model study is ongoing to investigate the sensitivity of recirculation and near field plume dynamics to variation in OTEC plant design and ambient ocean conditions. A thermally-stratified 18 x 12 x 0.6 m basin at a nominal scale of 1/300 allows the upper 180 m of the ocean to be studied for plant sizes up to 600 MW(e). Tests have been conducted for stagnant conditions and for conditions with a current, using both the mixed discharge (combined evaporator and condenser) and non-mixed discharge concepts. Separate tests were made to investigate interactions between evaporator and condenser discharges in a non-mixed concept. Measurements include temperature, dye concentration, mean velocity and visual observations obtained from still and motion pictures. Results for the stagnant water tests showed no significant recirculation except for those tests where the discharge ports were oriented (slightly) upward or where the largest plant size (600 MW(e)) was tested. No significant difference in recirculation could be discerned between the mixed and the non-mixed discharge designs although differences in the equilibrium positions of the discharge plumes were noted. Tests in a current are still in progress but some preliminary results are presented.

Adams, E.E.; Fry, D.J.; Coxe, D.H.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Wall conditions in ORMAK  

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From surface effects in controlled thermonuclear fusion devices and reactors meeting; Argonne, Illnois, USA (10 Jan 1974). ORMAK is a diffuse toroidal pinch with typical plasma currents of 100 kA, electron temperatures of 800 eV, and ion temperatures of 300 eV. The walls of the plasma region are made of stainless steel coated with an intermediate layer of platinum 0.05 mu thick and an outer 1 to 2 mu layer of gold. Tests with an Ion Microprobe Mass Analyzer have shown that the platinum acts to decrease diffusion of impurities from the stalnless steel to the surface. Gold was chosen to inhibit the surface chemical adsorption of gases. Studies with a movable limiter indicate that electron energy is lost at the plasma edge mainly via line radiation and cooling on ions, while ions are lost from the plasma by charge exchange. Thus the walls are bombarded by energetic neutrals, line radiation and, in addition, bremsstrahlung x-rays. The flux of energetic neutrals is measured by a charge exchange analyzer. Wall bombardment by such neutrals should cause sputtering, and gold has been observed spectroscopically near the limiter, increasing with time during a shot, However, analysis of impurities coated on a window by the discharge indicated very little gold sputtering and re-deposition. To measure the sputterirg rate, a wall sample was coated with 105 A of radioactive gold and bombarded with neutrals from ORMAK during a day's run. No measurable sputtering was found within the counting statistics of the measurement, but surface carbon contamination of the sample prevented any final conclusions. (auth)

Colchin, R.J.; Berry, L.A.; Haste, G.R.; Kelley, G.G.; Lyon, J.F.; McNally, J.R.; Murakami, M.; Neidigh, R.V.; Simpkins, J.E.; Wing, W.R.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Measuring Devices  

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... Compressed Natural Gas Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers; Hydrogen Measuring Devices; Liquefied Petroleum Gas Liquid-Measuring Devices; Loading ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

373

Conditional sterility in plants  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present disclosure provides methods, recombinant DNA molecules, recombinant host cells containing the DNA molecules, and transgenic plant cells, plant tissue and plants which contain and express at least one antisense or interference RNA specific for a thiamine biosynthetic coding sequence or a thiamine binding protein or a thiamine-degrading protein, wherein the RNA or thiamine binding protein is expressed under the regulatory control of a transcription regulatory sequence which directs expression in male and/or female reproductive tissue. These transgenic plants are conditionally sterile; i.e., they are fertile only in the presence of exogenous thiamine. Such plants are especially appropriate for use in the seed industry or in the environment, for example, for use in revegetation of contaminated soils or phytoremediation, especially when those transgenic plants also contain and express one or more chimeric genes which confer resistance to contaminants.

Meagher, Richard B. (Athens, GA); McKinney, Elizabeth (Athens, GA); Kim, Tehryung (Taejeon, KR)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

374

LHC Physics Center | (none)  

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Physics Center Physics Center Fermilab Home Visit LPC Physics Programs LPC Guest and Visitors HATS@LPC, Workshops and CMSDAS Jet-Substructure HATS CMS Data Analysis School 2013 CMS Data Analysis School 2012 CMS Data Analysis School 2011 EJTERM (CMS Data Analysis School 2010) Confronting Theory with Experiment: November 2011 Standard Model Benchmarks at the Tevatron and LHC Standard Model Benchmarks at High-Energy Hadron Colliders GED workshop 20-22 Aug, 2012 Topic of the Week Upcoming Past Speakers Archive Program Info LPC Physics Forum LPC Snowmass Efforts The INFIERI Project Fellows LPC Fellows Program Newsletter - LPC Fellows LPC Fellows - 2014 LPC Fellows - 2013 LPC Fellows - 2012 LPC Fellows - 2011 Community Faces of the LPC LPC Fellows - Current LPC Coffee Hour Calendar LPC Conf. Room Calendar

375

Courses on Beam Physics  

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Beam Physics Beam Physics The following is an incomplete listing of course available for beam physics. United States Particle Accelerator School The US Particle Accelerator School provides educational programs in the field of beams and their associated accelerator technologies not otherwise available to the community of science and technology. Joint Universities Accelerator School Each year JUAS provides a foundation course on accelerator physics and associated technologies. The US-CERN-Japan-Russia Joint Accelerator School The purpose of the US-CERN-Japan-Russia joint school is to better our relations by working together on an advanced topical course every two years, alternating between the U.S., western Europe, Japan and Russia. The last set of courses focused on the frontiers of accelerator technology in

376

Furth Plasma Physics Libary  

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Contacts Hours Online Access Directions Contacts Hours Online Access Directions QuickFind Main Catalog Databases PPPL Publications & Reports/PPLcat Plasma Physics E-Journals clear Click arrows to scroll for more clear Plasma Physics Colloquia The Global Carbon Cycle and Earth's Climate - January 15, 2014 Addressing Big Data Challenges in Simulation-based Science - January 22, 2014 "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge?: The History of the Institute for Advanced Study - January 29, 2014 PM-S-1 PDF PM-S-2 PDF PM-S-3 PDF PM-S-4 PDF PM-S-5 PDF PM-S-6 PDF See All Library History Intro 950 1960-1970 1980 1990 2000 Quick Order Article Express Borrow Direct Interlibrary Loan PPL Book Request More Resources and Services Search & Find Articles & Databases - Plasma Physics, Physics, Engineering & Technology,

377

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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AGENDA DOE Annual High Energy Physics Program Review Brookhaven National Laboratory 17-19 April 2006 Monday, April 17 - Berkner Hall 15:00 Executive Session - Berkner B 16:30 Tour...

378

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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High Energy Physics Review, 22-23 April 2004 Click on an agenda item below to access a PDF version of the speaker's slides. NOTE: If your browser displays a blank page for any...

379

Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS  

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States Naval Academy hartley@usna.edu Mark Riley Florida State University mriley@physics.fsu.edu Alan Wuosmaa (chair) Western Michigan University alan.wuosmaa@wmich.edu The...

380

Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS  

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are nearing completion. In addition, the role of ATLAS for the low-energy nuclear physics community needs to be revisited in light of the decision to site the Facility for...

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381

Particle Physics Experiment  

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What Is A Particle Physics Experiment? The word "experiment" often makes people envision a scientist in white lab coat and goggles walking into the lab, pouring some test tubes...

382

Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS  

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the policy and procedures related to access to the ATLAS Facility. 2.0 POLICY It is Physics Division policy that access to the ATLAS Facility is restricted to persons who are...

383

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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AGENDA Brookhaven National Laboratory High Energy and Nuclear Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting 23-24 March 2006 Thursday, 23 March Executive Session Room 2-160, Bldg. 510...

384

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Nuclear & Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting 21-22 June 2010 Agenda Submitted Proposals STAR Beam Use Proposal PHENIX Beam Use Proposal LoI: Feasibility Test of...

385

Physics Out Loud - Hadron  

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Gluons Previous Video (Gluons) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Hybrid Meson) Hybrid Meson Hadron David Lawrence, a physicist, uses a little Greek in his description of a...

386

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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of detector ops. Plans for future running; how will VTX be exploited to deliver physics? B. Jacak (25+15) 10:30 Break 10:45 STAR New results and accomplishments Plans for...

387

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Perspective...T. Kirk 30 +10 9:40 am RHIC Experiments: Physics Department Perspective.....T. Ludlam 25+10 10:15 am Coffee Break 10:30 am CA-D...

388

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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- P. Chaudhari 09:15 am BNL Overview and Future Directions - S. Aronson 10:00 am Physics Department Overview - S. Dawson 10:30 am Coffee Break 10:45 am Overview of U.S. ATLAS...

389

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Annual DOENuclear Physics Review of RHIC Science and Technology July 6-8, 2005 Berkner Hall, BNL Agenda Wednesday, July 6 Berkner Room B 8:00 am DOE Executive Session 8:45 am...

390

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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DOE RHIC Facility Operations Review, 28-30 June 2010. Annual DOE Review of High Energy Physics Science & Technology, 19-21 May 2010 Report of 2010 ATLAS Project Manager's Review,...

391

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Draft Agenda Brookhaven Nuclear and Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting 6-8 June 2011 Reference Documents PAC Recommendations, 21-22 June 2010 Charge to PAC for...

392

Nuclear Physics Presentations  

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Fusion in the Sun Quark Matter 2004 Teacher Workshop - There are a number of presentations at a high school level which show the field of high energy nuclear physics - the search...

393

Review of Particle Physics  

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on High-Energy Physics, Tbilisi 1976 ; J.D. Bjorken, Phys.Fundamental Research TBIL Tbilisi State University TELA Tel-Fukushima, Japan Genova, Italy Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Nakamura, Kenzo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Top quark physics: Overview  

SciTech Connect

In this presentation I will primarily focus on top quark physics but I will include a discussion of the W-boson mass and the possibility of discovering a light Higgs boson via associated production at the Tevatron.

Parke, S.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Physics of adherent cells  

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One of the most unique physical features of cell adhesion to external surfaces is the active generation of mechanical force at the cell-material interface. This includes pulling forces generated by contractile polymer bundles and networks, and pushing forces generated by the polymerization of polymer networks. These forces are transmitted to the substrate mainly by focal adhesions, which are large, yet highly dynamic adhesion clusters. Tissue cells use these forces to sense the physical properties of their environment and to communicate with each other. The effect of forces is intricately linked to the material properties of cells and their physical environment. Here a review is given of recent progress in our understanding of the role of forces in cell adhesion from the viewpoint of theoretical soft matter physics and in close relation to the relevant experiments.

Schwarz, Ulrich S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Open Source Physics  

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Open Source Physics (Brown, 2012; Christian, 2010; Esquembre, 2012; Hwang, 2010) empowers teachers and students to create and use these free tools with the associated intellectual property rights given to customise (Wee & Mak, 2009) the computer models/tools to suit their teaching and learning needs. Open Source Physics (OSP) focuses on design of computer models, such as Easy Java Simulations (EJS) and the use of video modeling and analysis (Tracker). They allow students to investigate, explore and analyse data which is either real or simulated. The OSP approach helps users overcome barriers in creating, using and scaling up meaningful ICT use in education. In Singapore, teachers and students have created or customised existing computer models to design and re-purpose EJS models to suit their context and learning needs. Tracker tools allow students to analyse different aspects of a physics phenomena to deepen their understanding of abstract physics concepts. Using Tracker, students record the motion of ob...

Wee, Loo Kang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate  

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Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting 3-5 November 2005 RHIC Mid-Term Strategic Plan: 2006-2011 (Interim Report) Beam Use Proposals BRAHMS PHENIX STAR Agenda Thursday, 3...

398

On ENSO Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two extended integrations of general circulation models (GCMs) are examined to determine the physical processes operating during an ENSO cycle. The first integration is from the Hamburg version of the ECMWF T21 atmospheric model forced with ...

T. P. Barnett; M. Latif; E. Kirk; E. Roeckner

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Higgs and Electroweak Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This lecture discusses the Higgs boson sector of the SM and the MSSM, including their connection to electroweak precision physics and the searches for SM and SUSY Higgs bosons at the LHC.

Heinemeyer, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Neutrino Oscillation Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To complement the neutrino-physics lectures given at the 2011 International School on Astro Particle Physics devoted to Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (ISAPP 2011; Varenna, Italy), at the 2011 European School of High Energy Physics (ESHEP 2011; Cheila Gradistei, Romania), and, in modified form, at other summer schools, we present here a written description of the physics of neutrino oscillation. This description is centered on a new way of deriving the oscillation probability. We also provide a brief guide to references relevant to topics other than neutrino oscillation that were covered in the lectures. Neutrinos and photons are by far the most abundant elementary particles in the universe. Thus, if we would like to comprehend the universe, we must understand the neutrinos. Of course, studying the neutrinos is challenging, since the only known forces through which these electrically-neutral leptons interact are the weak force and gravity. Consequently, interactions of neutrinos in a detector are very rare events, so that very large detectors and intense neutrino sources are needed to make experiments feasible. Nevertheless, we have confirmed that the weak interactions of neutrinos are correctly described by the Standard Model (SM) of elementary particle physics. Moreover, in the last 14 years, we have discovered that neutrinos have nonzero masses, and that leptons mix. These discoveries have been based on the observation that neutrinos can change from one 'flavor' to another - the phenomenon known as neutrino oscillation. We shall explain the physics of neutrino oscillation, deriving the probability of oscillation in a new way. We shall also provide a very brief guide to references that can be used to study some major neutrino-physics topics other than neutrino oscillation.

Kayser, Boris

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

PHYSICS WITH AND PHYSICS OF COLLIDING ELECTRON BEAMS  

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contributed so much to the physics of colliding beams, theyto reap so little from the physics with colliding beams.Conference on High-Energy Physics, Vienna" September 1968 (

Pellegrini, Claudio

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Women in Physics | Status of Women in Physics  

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in Physics Report on women in physics by country A report on the status of women in physics in 65 countries written by 2008 participants of the 3rd ICWIP, which was held in Korea...

403

Reliability properties of bivariate conditional proportional hazard rate models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we study reliability properties in two classes of bivariate continuous distributions based on specification of conditional hazard functions. These classes were constructed by conditioning on two different kinds of events in Arnold and ... Keywords: 62E10, 62H05, Bivariate exponential distribution, Conditionally specified distributions, Dependence measures, Failure rate, Hazard gradient

Jorge Navarro; Jos MarA Sarabia

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Electroweak and B physics results from the Fermilab Tevatron Collider  

SciTech Connect

This writeup is an introduction to some of the experimental issues involved in performing electroweak and b physics measurements at the Fermilab Tevatron. In the electroweak sector, we discuss W and Z boson cross section measurements as well as the measurement of the mass of the W boson. For b physics, we discuss measurements of B{sup 0}/{bar B}{sup 0} mixing and CP violation. This paper is geared towards nonexperts who are interested in understanding some of the issues and motivations for these measurements and how the measurements are carried out.

Pitts, K.T.

2001-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

405

U.S. CMS - CMS Physics  

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CMS Physics CMS Physics CMS is a general-purpose particle physics experiment. Designed to see a wide range of particles and phenomena produced in LHC collisions, each involves approximately 2,000 physicists from more than 30 countries. These scientists will use the data collected from the complex CMS detector to search for new phenomena including the Higgs boson, supersymmetry, and extra dimensions. They will also measure the properties of previously-discovered quarks and bosons with unprecedented precision, and be on the lookout for completely new, unpredicted phenomena. CMS@CERN CMS Outreach @ CERN LHC Physics Center (LPC) CMS Center at Fermilab Wikipedia Article How do they know what to look for? Physicists have spent decades developing the Standard Model, a set of theories that describe in detail the

406

Fundamental Physics Highlights | Neutron Science | ORNL  

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Fundamental Physics Fundamental Physics SHARE Fundamental Physics Highlights 1-3 of 3 Results Neutron experiments give unprecedented look at quantum oscillations October 23, 2012 - Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found that nitrogen atoms in the compound uranium nitride exhibit unexpected, distinct vibrations that form a nearly ideal realization of a physics textbook model known as the isotropic quantum harmonic oscillator. Beam Line 13 Fuels Discovery Fever for Fundamental Physicists June 01, 2011 - Kucuker Dogan (left) and Matthew Musgrave prepare a helium-3 cooling cell that is used to measure the angle at which the neutron beam strikes the liquid hydrogen sample. Fast Proton Hopping in Ice (Ih) Confirmed by Quasi-Elastic Neutron

407

Albert Macrander named American Physical Society Fellow  

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Michael Borland named American Physical Society Fellow Michael Borland named American Physical Society Fellow Grad student is officially a GEMS NIU physicist Susan Mini lands NSF grant for APS beamline upgrades Argonne's Campuzano Honored by Hispanic Engineering Bugs in the News APS News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Albert Macrander named American Physical Society Fellow DECEMBER 10, 2007 Bookmark and Share Albert Macrander Albert Macrander of the Argonne X-ray Science Division (XSD) has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The Fellowship citation is for "advancement of x-ray science, x-ray optics, and x-ray measurements on crystals and for his leadership as Editor of the Review of Scientific Instruments."

408

The Physics of Music and the Music of Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... in life without caring about the underlying physics, they become even more beautiful when we dive into their simple physical and mathematical ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

409

Department of Physics & Astronomy Experimental Particle Physics Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department of Physics & Astronomy Experimental Particle Physics Group Kelvin Building, University mrad. The upstream detector, RICH1, uses aerogel and C 4 F 10 radiators to identify particles

Glasgow, University of

410

Battery conditioning system having communication with battery parameter memory means in conjunction with battery conditioning  

SciTech Connect

In an exemplary embodiment, a battery conditioning system monitors battery conditioning and includes a memory for storing data based thereon; for example, data may be stored representative of available battery capacity as measured during a deep discharge cycle. With a microprocessor monitoring battery operation of a portable unit, a measure of remaining battery capacity can be calculated and displayed. Where the microprocessor and battery conditioning system memory are permanently secured to the battery so as to receive operating power therefrom during storage and handling, the performance of a given battery in actual use can be accurately judged since the battery system can itself maintain a count of accumulated hours of use and other relevant parameters. In the case of a non-portable conditioning system, two-way communication may be established with a memory associated with the portable unit so that the portable unit can transmit to the conditioning system information concerning battery parameters (e.g. rated battery capacity) and/or battery usage (e.g. numbers of shallow discharge and recharge cycles), and after a conditioning operation, the conditioning system can transmit to the portable unit a measured value of battery capacity, for example. 27 figs.

Koenck, S.E.

1994-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

411

Attachment J TERMS AND CONDITIONS  

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Attachment J TERMS AND CONDITIONS AWARD # PON-10-603 #12;TERMS AND CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................... 24 i #12;TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Grant Agreement This project is being funded with a grant from is comprised of the grant funding award, the Terms and Conditions, and all attachments. These Terms

412

Searches for physics beyond the standard model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jefferson Lab has now demonstrated ablility to test the fundamental symmetries of nature, and thereby probe for new physics beyond the Standard Model. Here we review the tremendous advances in precision parity-violation measurements with CEBAF that enable searches for new physics. This has been demonstrated with a determination of the weak charge of the proton, which is found to be in agreement with the prediction of the standard electroweak theory, and at a precision that rules out relevant new physics to the TeV scale. We also review the planned future experiments which aim to further test the electroweak theory at Jefferson Lab, including a further improvement on the proton weak charge, an ultra-precise Mller measurement, and a probe of the axial quark charges in PVDIS.

Julie Roche, Willem T H van Oers, Ross D Young

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Energy conditions, traversable wormholes and dust shells  

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Firstly, we review the pointwise and averaged energy conditions, the quantum inequality and the notion of the ``volume integral quantifier'', which provides a measure of the ``total amount'' of energy condition violating matter. Secondly, we present a specific metric of a spherically symmetric traversable wormhole in the presence of a generic cosmological constant, verifying that the null and the averaged null energy conditions are violated, as was to be expected. Thirdly, a pressureless dust shell is constructed around the interior wormhole spacetime by matching the latter geometry to a unique vacuum exterior solution. In order to further minimize the usage of exotic matter, we then find regions where the surface energy density is positive, thereby satisfying all of the energy conditions at the junction surface. An equation governing the behavior of the radial pressure across the junction surface is also deduced. Lastly, taking advantage of the construction, specific dimensions of the wormhole, namely, the t...

Lobo, F S N

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

RHIC Sextant Test -- Physics and performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents beam physics and machine performance results of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Sextant and AGS-to-RHIC (AtR) transfer line during the Sextant Test in early 1997. Techniques used to measure both machine properties (difference orbits, dispersion, and beamline optics) and beam parameters (energy, intensity, transverse and longitudinal emittances) are described. Good agreement was achieved between measured and design lattice optics. The gold ion beam quality was shown to approach RHIC design requirements.

Wei, J.; Fischer, W.; Ahrens, L. [and others

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Flavor physics and CP violation  

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Lectures on flavor physics presented at the 2012 CERN HEP Summer School. Content: 1) flavor physics within the Standard Model, 2) phenomenology of B and D decays, 3) flavor physics beyond the Standard Model.

Gino Isidori

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

416

LHCb Conditions Database Operation Assistance Systems  

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The Conditions Database of the LHCb experiment (CondDB) provides versioned, time dependent geometry and conditions data for all LHCb data processing applications (simulation, high level trigger, reconstruction, analysis) in a heterogeneous computing environment ranging from user laptops to the HLT farm and the Grid. These different use cases impose front-end support for multiple database technologies (Oracle and SQLite are used). Sophisticated distribution tools are required to ensure timely and robust delivery of updates to all environments. The content of the database has to be managed to ensure that updates are internally consistent and externally compatible with multiple versions of the physics application software. In this paper we describe three systems that we have developed to address these issues: - an extension to the automatic content validation done by the Oracle Streams replication technology, to trap cases when the replication was unsuccessful; - an automated distribution process for the S...

Shapoval, Illya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Fuel conditioning process  

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A fuel conditioning process and apparatus for use where natural gas is compressed by a field compressor driven by a natural gas powered engine. The fuel portion of the compressed raw natural gas is passed through an adsorption vessel containing an adsorbent material capable of adsorbing impurities. The outlet gas from the adsorption vessel is accumulated and mixed for averaging and controlling the heating value of the outlet gas used for fuel. Regeneration of the adsorption material, when employing multiple adsorption vessels, is accomplished by connecting one adsorption vessel to the suction side of the compressor, purified gas from another adsorption vessel in adsorption service is backflowed through the loaded adsorption vessel to desorb the previously adsorbed impurities, the flow of the compressed raw natural gas to the other adsorption vessel is terminated and the pressure within the two adsorption vessels is equalized. The regenerated adsorption vessel is then repressured with the compressed raw natural gas prior to returning it to the adsorption mode.

McGill, J. C.; Alley, J. R.; Coombs, D. W.

1985-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

418

Physics division annual report 2005.  

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This report highlights the research performed in 2005 in the Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory. The Division's programs include operation of ATLAS as a national user facility, nuclear structure and reaction research, nuclear theory, medium energy nuclear research and accelerator research and development. The mission of Nuclear Physics is to understand the origin, evolution and structure of baryonic matter in the universe--the matter that makes up stars, planets and human life itself. The Division's research focuses on innovative new ways to address this mission and 2005 was a year of great progress. One of the most exciting developments is the initiation of the Californium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade, CARIBU. By combining a Cf-252 fission source, the gas catcher technology developed for rare isotope beams, a high-resolution isobar separator, and charge breeding ECR technology, CARIBU will make hundreds of new neutron-rich isotope beams available for research. The cover illustration shows the anticipated intensities of low-energy beams that become available for low-energy experiments and for injection into ATLAS for reacceleration. CARIBU will be completed in early 2009 and provide us with considerable experience in many of the technologies developed for a future high intensity exotic beam facility. Notable results in research at ATLAS include a measurement of the isomeric states in {sup 252}No that helps pin down the single particle structure expected for superheavy elements, and a new low-background measurement of {sup 16}N beta-decay to determine the {sup 12}C({alpha},{gamma}){sup 16}O reaction rate that is so important in astrophysical environments. Precise mass measurements shed new light on the unitarity of the quark weak-mixing matrix in the search for physics beyond the standard model. ATLAS operated for 4686 hours of research in FY2005 while achieving 95% efficiency of beam delivery for experiments. In Medium-Energy Physics, radium isotopes were trapped in an atom trap for the first time, a major milestone in an innovative search for the violation of time-reversal symmetry. New results from HERMES establish that strange quarks carry little of the spin of the proton and precise results have been obtained at JLAB on the changes in quark distributions in light nuclei. New theoretical results reveal that the nature of the surfaces of strange quark stars. Green's function Monte Carlo techniques have been extended to scattering problems and show great promise for the accurate calculation, from first principles, of important astrophysical reactions. Flame propagation in type 1A supernova has been simulated, a numerical process that requires considering length scales that vary by factors of eight to twelve orders of magnitude. Argonne continues to lead in the development and exploitation of the new technical concepts that will truly make an advanced exotic beam facility, in the words of NSAC, 'the world-leading facility for research in nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics'. Our science and our technology continue to point the way to this major advance. It is a tremendously exciting time in science for these new capabilities hold the keys to unlocking important secrets of nature. The great progress that has been made in meeting the exciting intellectual challenges of modern nuclear physics reflects the talents and dedication of the Physics Division staff and the visitors, guests and students who bring so much to the research.

Glover, J.; Physics

2007-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

419

Physics publication productivity in South African universities  

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Publication productivity during 2009---2011 was studied for physicists who teach in South African universities, using data from departmental websites and Thomson Reuters' Web of Science. The objective was to find typical ranges of two measures of individual ... Keywords: Physics, Productivity, Publication, South Africa, Universities

Alan Peter Matthews

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Introduction to the physics of Higgs bosons  

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A basic introduction to the physics of the Standard Model Higgs boson is given. We discuss Higgs boson production in e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} and hadronic collisions and survey search techniques at future accelerators. The Higgs bosons of the minimal SUSY model are briefly considered. Indirect limits from triviality arguments, vacuum stability and precision measurements at LEP are also presented.

Dawson, S.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Elementary Particle Physics at Baylor (Final Report)  

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This report summarizes the activities of the Baylor University Experimental High Energy Physics (HEP) group on the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experiment from August 15, 2005 to May 31, 2012. Led by the Principal Investigator (Dr. Jay R. Dittmann), the Baylor HEP group has actively pursued a variety of cutting-edge measurements from proton-antiproton collisions at the energy frontier.

Dittmann, J.R.

2012-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

422

B PHYSICS AT THE TEVATRON RUN II.  

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We present the B physics results from the CDF and D0 experiments at the Tevatron Run II at Fermilab and their future prospect. This includes various B mass and lifetime measurements, B mixing, the confirmation of the discovery of the X particle, rare decays, CP violation, and spectroscopy.

YIP,K.

2004-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

423

Topics in Modern Physics Sampler  

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Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book Sampler Ed Home - Sampler Index Download the revised Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book. This volume contains some but...

424

Physics of Sports for Scientists  

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of Sport for Scientists Materials Dave Harding's Presentation (5.2 Mbytes), The Physics of Sports & Handout for Reaction Time Activity Bran Wijngaarden's Presentation, The Physics...

425

Electron Physics Group Staff Page  

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... Electron Physics Group Staff. ... Jabez McClelland, Group Leader Jabez McClelland is the Group Leader of the CNST Electron Physics Group. ...

2013-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

426

Physics Dept. Seminars and Colloquia  

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October 15, 2013 Physics Colloquium "Heretical Ideas that led to the Search for the Higgs Boson" Gerald Guralnik, Brown University Thursday, October 10, 2013 Particle Physics...

427

BNL | Physics of the Universe  

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Core Capabilities Facilities Physics of the Universe image Exploring the Frontiers of Energy, Intensity and the Cosmos Brookhaven leads high-energyparticle physics experiments...

428

The Physics of Language - CECM  

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Dec 24, 2003 ... The Physics of Language. ... Next: Dynamics of Change in Up: The Physics of Language: Previous: Head-last; right brain, head-first;...

429

Online Particle Physics Information - Scope  

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SLAC Online Particle Physics Information PDG Scope of this Guide While a substantial amount of particle physics information is Internet accessible, most listings do not provide...

430

Online Particle Physics Information - Directories  

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Institutions HEP and Astrophysics Institutions SPIRES database of over 6,500 high-energy physics and astropartcle physics institutes, laboratories, and university departments...

431

Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology  

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reality environment. Nuclear and particle physics, applied physics Animation of new reactor concept for deep space exploration 4:32 Animation of new reactor concept for deep...

432

Perspectives of Nuclear Physics  

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The organizers of this meeting have asked me to present perspectives of nuclear physics. This means to identify the areas where nuclear physics will be expanding in the next future. In six chapters a short overview of these areas will be given, where I expect that nuclear physics willdevelop quite fast: A. Quantum Chromodynamics and effective field theories in the confinement region; B. Nuclear structure at the limits; C. High energy heavy ion collisions; D. Nuclear astrophysics; E. Neutrino physics; F. Test of physics beyond the standard model by rare processes. After a survey over these six points I will pick out a few topics where I will go more in details. There is no time to give for all six points detailed examples. I shall discuss the following examples of the six topics mentionned above: 1. The perturbative chiral quark model and the nucleon $\\Sigma$-term, 2. VAMPIR (Variation After Mean field Projection In Realistic model spaces and with realistic forces) as an example of the nuclear structure renais...

Faessler, A

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Proposed Laser-Based HED physics experiments for Stockpile Stewardship  

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An analysis of the scientific areas in High Energy Density (HED) physics that underpin the enduring LANL mission in Stockpile Stewardship (SS) has identified important research needs that are not being met. That analysis has included the work done as part of defining the mission need for the High Intensity Laser Laboratory (HILL) LANL proposal to NNSA, LDRD DR proposal evaluations, and consideration of the Predictive Capability Framework and LANL NNSA milestones. From that evaluation, we have identified several specific and scientifically-exciting experimental concepts to address those needs. These experiments are particularly responsive to physics issues in Campaigns 1 and 10. These experiments are best done initially at the LANL Trident facility, often relying on the unique capabilities available there, although there are typically meritorious extensions envisioned at future facilities such as HILL, or the NIF once the ARC short-pulse laser is available at sufficient laser intensity. As the focus of the LANL HEDP effort broadens from ICF ignition of the point design at the conclusion of the National Ignition Campaign, into a more SS-centric effort, it is useful to consider these experiments, which address well-defined issues, with specific scientific hypothesis to test or models to validate or disprove, via unit-physics experiments. These experiments are in turn representative of a possible broad experimental portfolio to elucidate the physics of interest to these campaigns. These experiments, described below, include: (1) First direct measurement of the evolution of particulates in isochorically heated dense plasma; (2) Temperature relaxation measurements in a strongly-coupled plasma; (3) Viscosity measurements in a dense plasma; and (4) Ionic structure factors in a dense plasma. All these experiments address scientific topics of importance to our sponsors, involve excellent science at the boundaries of traditional fields, utilize unique capabilities at LANL, and contribute to the Campaign milestone in 2018. Given their interdisciplinary nature, it is not surprising that these research needs are not being addressed by the other excellent high-energy density physics (HEDP) facilities coming on line, facilities aimed squarely at more established fields and missions. Although energy rich, these facilities deliver radiation (e.g., particle beams for isochoric heating) over a timescale that is too slow in these unit physics experiments to eliminate hydrodynamic evolution of the target plasma during the time it is being created. A theme shared by all of these experiments is the need to quickly create a quasi-homogeneous 'initial state' whose properties and evolution we wish to study. Otherwise, we cannot create unit experiments to isolate the physics of interest and validate the models in our codes, something that cannot be done with the integrated experiments often done in HED. Moreover, these experiments in some cases involve combinations of solid and plasmas, or matter in the warm-dense matter state, where neither the theoretical approximations of solid state or of fully-ionized weakly-coupled plasmas can be used. In all cases, the capability of 'isochoric heating' ('flash' heating at constant density) is important. In some cases, the ability to selectively heat to different degrees different species within a target, whether mixed or adjacent to each other, is critical for the experiment. This capability requires the delivery of very high power densities, which require the conversion of the laser into very short and intense pulses of secondary radiation (electrons, ions, neutrons, x-rays). Otherwise, there is no possibility of a clean experiment to constrain the models, in the cases there are any, or inform the creation of one. Another typical requirement of these experiments is the ability to probe these exotic extreme conditions of matter with flexible and diverse sources of secondary radiation. Without a high-intensity high-power laser with some unique attributes available on Trident today (e.g., ultra-high laser-puls

Benage, John F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Albright, Brian J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fernandez, Juan C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

434

Protein Folding as a Physical Stochastic Process  

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We model protein folding as a physical stochastic process as follows. The unfolded protein chain is treated as a random coil described by SAW (self-avoiding walk). Folding is induced by hydrophobic forces and other interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, which can be taken into account by imposing conditions on SAW. The resulting model is termed CSAW (conditioned self-avoiding walk. Conceptually, the mathematical basis is a generalized Langevin equation. In practice, the model is implemented on a computer by combining SAW and Monte Carlo. To illustrate the flexibility and capabilities of the model, we consider a number of examples, including folding pathways, elastic properties, helix formation, and collective modes.

Kerson Huang

2007-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

435

On the impact of physical-cyber world interactions during unexpected events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Physical world events have a strong and direct impact on the communication activity seen in the cyber world. In this paper, we present three physical world events where we conducted passive network traffic measurements to study the interaction between ... Keywords: cyber world behavior, cyber-physical world interactions, emergency response, high network traffic deviation, non-invasive network measurement, unexpected events, wireless mesh networks

B. S. Manoj; Bheemarjuna Reddy Tamma; Ramesh R. Rao

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

LANL | Physics | Active Interrogation  

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Physics Division activities in standoff active-interrogation for detecting Physics Division activities in standoff active-interrogation for detecting terrorist nuclear devices, 2011 Detonation of a terrorist nuclear device in a major city would have severe economic, psychological and cultural consequences. To help prevent the fulfillment of such a threat, Physics Division has been exploring techniques by which highly-enriched uranium could be detected before reaching its intended target. We have focused on the use of high-energy protons and negative-muons because of their ability to probe deeply into structures and shielding that would surround the uranium, and their capability to stimulate radiation signatures indicating 235U. Our experimental studies for standoff active-interrogation are enabled by the 800-MeV proton beam at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, which

437

Argonne Physics Division  

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RBW RBW Robert B. Wiringa (the guy on the right) phone: 630/252-6134 FAX: 630/252-6008 e-mail: wiringa@anl.gov Biographical sketch 1972 B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1974 M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1978 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1978-80 Research Associate, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory 1981-83 Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory 1983-87 Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory 1987-99 Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory 2000- Senior Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory Visiting appointments 1993 Visiting Associate & Lecturer, California Institute of Technology Honors, Organizations, Committees, etc. 1994-2001 Chief, Theory Group, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory 1997-2000 Webmaster, Division of Nuclear Physics, American Physical

438

Outlook on Neutrino Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some of the hot topics in neutrino physics are discussed, with particular emphasis on neutrino oscillations. After proposing credibility criteria for assessing various claimed effects, particular stress is laid on the solar neutrino deficit, which seems unlikely to have an astrophysical explanation. Comments are also made on the possibility of atmospheric neutrino oscillations and on the LSND experiment, as well as cosmological aspects of neutrinos and neutralinos. Several of the central issues in neutrino physics may be resolved by the new generation of experiments now underway, such as CHORUS, NOMAD and Superkamiokande, and in preparation, such as SNO and a new round of accelerator- and reactor-based neutrino-oscillation experiments. At the end, there is a brief review of ways in which present and future CERN experiments may be able to contribute to answering outstanding questions in neutrino physics.

John Ellis

1996-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

439

Quantum physics meets biology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum physics and biology have long been regarded as unrelated disciplines, describing nature at the inanimate microlevel on the one hand and living species on the other hand. Over the last decades the life sciences have succeeded in providing ever more and refined explanations of macroscopic phenomena that were based on an improved understanding of molecular structures and mechanisms. Simultaneously, quantum physics, originally rooted in a world view of quantum coherences, entanglement and other non-classical effects, has been heading towards systems of increasing complexity. The present perspective article shall serve as a pedestrian guide to the growing interconnections between the two fields. We recapitulate the generic and sometimes unintuitive characteristics of quantum physics and point to a number of applications in the life sciences. We discuss our criteria for a future quantum biology, its current status, recent experimental progress and also the restrictions that nature imposes on bold extrapolations of quantum theory to macroscopic phenomena.

Markus Arndt; Thomas Juffmann; Vlatko Vedral

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Physics 5556 Solid State Physics, Part II Syllabus Spring 2002  

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Physics 5556­ Solid State Physics, Part II Syllabus ­ Spring 2002 Instructor: Massimiliano Di subjects. The following sources are the most used: · Ashcroft and Mermin, "Solid State Physics" · Ziman, "Thermal Physics" · Madelung, "Introduction to Solid-State Theory" · Bassani and Pastori Parravicini

Di Ventra, Massimiliano

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441

Physics 5555 Solid State Physics, Part I Syllabus Fall 2003  

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Physics 5555­ Solid State Physics, Part I Syllabus ­ Fall 2003 Instructor: Massimiliano Di Ventra. The following sources are the most used: · Ashcroft and Mermin, "Solid State Physics" · Ziman, "Principles" · Harrison, "Solid State Theory" · Kittel, "Quantum Theory of Solids" · Kittel and Kroemer, "Thermal Physics

Di Ventra, Massimiliano

442

Physics 5555 Solid State Physics, Part I Syllabus Fall 2001  

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Physics 5555­ Solid State Physics, Part I Syllabus ­ Fall 2001 Instructor: Massimiliano Di Ventra. The following sources are the most used: · Ashcroft and Mermin, "Solid State Physics" · Ziman, "Principles" · Harrison, "Solid State Theory" · Kittel, "Quantum Theory of Solids" · Kittel and Kroemer, "Thermal Physics

Di Ventra, Massimiliano

443

PHYSICS 9005B: MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS JANUARY 2012  

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PHYSICS 9005B: MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS JANUARY 2012 Instructor: S. R. Valluri, P&A 112, 661 background and interest in Mathematics are encouraged to take this course Course Website: http://publish.uwo.ca/~valluri/physics major topics relevant for physics and engineering will be covered. Complex Variables: Analytic

Lennard, William N.

444

Engineering Physics: Challenge Yourself! Presented by  

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Physics One of: Physics of Nuclear Reactors Fluid Mechanics Laser Optics Advanced Mechanics Surface Physics Laboratory Electromagnetic Theory Introduction to Quantum Mechanics Quantum Physics of Atoms Advanced Laboratory and Design Project Engineering Physics Thesis One of: Solid State Physics Nuclear

Graham, Nick

445

American Physical Society  

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Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society (APS) is the largest organization of professional physicists in the United States. Its 46,000 members are drawn from universities, industry and national laboratories. The APS is one of the premier publishers of international physics research, maintaining print and on-line publications, as well as electronically searchable archives dating back to 1893. For more than forty years, APS has also devoted resources and expertise to a number of public policy areas, including education, energy, innovation and competitiveness, national

Cherry Murray; Curtis Callan; Leo Kadanoff; Judy Franz; Executive Officer; Joseph Serene; Gene Sprouse; How America; Can Look

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The Physics of Core-Collapse Supernovae  

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Supernovae are nature's grandest explosions and an astrophysical laboratory in which unique conditions exist that are not achievable on Earth. They are also the furnaces in which most of the elements heavier than carbon have been forged. Scientists have argued for decades about the physical mechanism responsible for these explosions. It is clear that the ultimate energy source is gravity, but the relative roles of neutrinos, fluid instabilities, rotation and magnetic fields continue to be debated.

S. Woosley; H. -T. Janka

2006-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

447

Proton-rich nucleosynthesis and nuclear physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the detailed conditions for explosive nucleosynthesis are derived from astrophysical modeling, nuclear physics determines fundamental patterns in abundance yields, not only for equilibrium processes. Focussing on the {nu}p- and the {gamma}-process, general nucleosynthesis features within the range of astrophysical models, but (mostly) independent of details in the modelling, are presented. Remaining uncertainties due to uncertain Q-values and reaction rates are discussed.

Rauscher, T.; Froehlich, C. [Dept. of Physics, University of Basel, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Dept. of Physics, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States)

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

448

Engineered Barrier System: Physical and Chemical Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The conceptual and predictive models documented in this Engineered Barrier System: Physical and Chemical Environment Model report describe the evolution of the physical and chemical conditions within the waste emplacement drifts of the repository. The modeling approaches and model output data will be used in the total system performance assessment (TSPA-LA) to assess the performance of the engineered barrier system and the waste form. These models evaluate the range of potential water compositions within the emplacement drifts, resulting from the interaction of introduced materials and minerals in dust with water seeping into the drifts and with aqueous solutions forming by deliquescence of dust (as influenced by atmospheric conditions), and from thermal-hydrological-chemical (THC) processes in the drift. These models also consider the uncertainty and variability in water chemistry inside the drift and the compositions of introduced materials within the drift. This report develops and documents a set of process- and abstraction-level models that constitute the engineered barrier system: physical and chemical environment model. Where possible, these models use information directly from other process model reports as input, which promotes integration among process models used for total system performance assessment. Specific tasks and activities of modeling the physical and chemical environment are included in the technical work plan ''Technical Work Plan for: In-Drift Geochemistry Modeling'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 166519]). As described in the technical work plan, the development of this report is coordinated with the development of other engineered barrier system analysis model reports.

P. Dixon

2004-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

449

Efficiency Measures  

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recommended steam system energy efficiency measures Based on analyses implementation of steam system energy efficiency measures is driven primarily by cost metrics payback period...

450

Behavior of spent fuel under unsaturated conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To evaluate the performance of spent fuel in the potential repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, spent fuel fragments are being exposed to small and intermittent amounts of simulated groundwater under unsaturated conditions. Both the leachate and the visual appearance of the spent fuel have been characterized for 581 days of testing. The amount of Am and Cm measured in the leachates was one to two orders of magnitude greater than that released from spent fuel under saturated conditions. The cause of this difference has not been firmly identified but may be attributable to the presence of large amounts of actinide-containing colloids in the leachate of the unsaturated tests.

Finn, P.A.; Hoh, J.C.; Bates, J.K.; Wolf, S.F. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Chemical Technology Div.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

451

Fuel Conditioning Facility Electrorefiner Process Model  

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The Fuel Conditioning Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory processes spent nuclear fuel from the Experimental Breeder Reactor II using electro-metallurgical treatment. To process fuel without waiting for periodic sample analyses to assess process conditions, an electrorefiner process model predicts the composition of the electrorefiner inventory and effluent streams. For the chemical equilibrium portion of the model, the two common methods for solving chemical equilibrium problems, stoichiometric and non stoichiometric, were investigated. In conclusion, the stoichiometric method produced equilibrium compositions close to the measured results whereas the non stoichiometric method did not.

DeeEarl Vaden

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Condition Monitoring of Cables Task 3 Report: Condition Monitoring Techniques for Electric Cables  

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For more than 20 years the NRC has sponsored research studying electric cable aging degradation, condition monitoring, and environmental qualification testing practices for electric cables used in nuclear power plants. This report summarizes several of the most effective and commonly used condition monitoring techniques available to detect damage and measure the extent of degradation in electric cable insulation. The technical basis for each technique is summarized, along with its application, trendability of test data, ease of performing the technique, advantages and limitations, and the usefulness of the test results to characterize and assess the condition of electric cables.

Villaran, M.; Lofaro, R.; na

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

453

Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS  

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223Th 7 1279-2 Catherine Deibel Measurement of the 26Si(&alpha,p)29P Reaction Rate in X-Ray Bursts 6 1281-2 Lee Riedinger Plunger measurement of lifetimes in a possible...

454

Racing for conditional independence inference  

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In this article, we consider the computational aspects of deciding whether a conditional independence statement t is implied by a list of conditional independence statements L using the implication related to the method of structural imsets. ...

Remco R. Bouckaert; Milan Studen

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Fuel conditioning facility material accountancy  

SciTech Connect

The operation of the Fuel conditioning Facility (FCF) is based on the electrometallurgical processing of spent metallic reactor fuel. It differs significantly, therefore, from traditional PUREX process facilities in both processing technology and safeguards implications. For example, the fissile material is processed in FCF only in batches and is transferred within the facility only as solid, well-characterized items; there are no liquid steams containing fissile material within the facility, nor entering or leaving the facility. The analysis of a single batch lends itself also to an analytical relationship between the safeguards criteria, such as alarm limit, detection probability, and maximum significant amount of fissile material, and the accounting system`s performance, as it is reflected in the variance associated with the estimate of the inventory difference. This relation, together with the sensitivity of the inventory difference to the uncertainties in the measurements, allows a thorough evaluation of the power of the accounting system. The system for the accountancy of the fissile material in the FCF has two main components: a system to gather and store information during the operation of the facility, and a system to interpret this information with regard to meeting safeguards criteria. These are described and the precision of the inventory closure over one batch evaluated.

Yacout, A.M.; Bucher, R.G.; Orechwa, Y.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

CRC Handbook of Medical Physics, vol 2  

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In this work, the care and testing of measurement and diagnostic instruments are described in detail. Difficulties encountered with therapeutic and diagnostic calibrations are explored and solutions are suggested. VOLUME II: Nuclear Medicine Imaging Instrumentation. Physics Principles of Computer Tomography. Diagnostic Ultrasound-Physical Principles and Equipment. Electroradiography (Xeroradiography) - Equipment and Initial Acceptance Tests. Purchasing Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment and Initial Acceptance Tests. Measurement of Modulation Transfer Functions. Measurement of Image Noise. Practical Sensitometry in Medical Imaging. Quality Assurance in Diagnostic Radiology. Quality Control Procedures for Nuclear Medicine Instruments. Computers in Nuclear Medicine. Quality Assurance and Radiation Exposure Levels in Computer Tomography. Room Design and Radiation Protection Surveys for Radionuclides and Megavoltage Electron Accelerators. Room Design and Radiation Protection Surveys for Diagnostic and Orthovoltage X-ray Units. Effects of Ionizing Radiations on Humans. In Vivo Dosimetry of Beta and Gamma-Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals. Patient Dosimetry in Diagnostic Radiology. Index.

Waggener, R.G.; Kereiakes, J.G.; Shalek, R.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Condensed Matter Physics Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... NIST Measurements May Help Optimize Organic Solar Cells. ... Key Property of Graphene Sustained Over Wide Ranges of Density and Energy. ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

458

Operational health physics training  

SciTech Connect

The initial four sections treat basic information concerning atomic structure and other useful physical quantities, natural radioactivity, the properties of {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, x rays and neutrons, and the concepts and units of radiation dosimetry (including SI units). Section 5 deals with biological effects and the risks associated with radiation exposure. Background radiation and man-made sources are discussed next. The basic recommendations of the ICRP concerning dose limitations: justification, optimization (ALARA concepts and applications) and dose limits are covered in Section seven. Section eight is an expanded version of shielding, and the internal dosimetry discussion has been extensively revised to reflect the concepts contained in the MIRD methodology and ICRP 30. The remaining sections discuss the operational health physics approach to monitoring radiation. Individual sections include radiation detection principles, instrument operation and counting statistics, health physics instruments and personnel monitoring devices. The last five sections deal with the nature of, operation principles of, health physics aspects of, and monitoring approaches to air sampling, reactors, nuclear safety, gloveboxes and hot cells, accelerators and x ray sources. Decontamination, waste disposal and transportation of radionuclides are added topics. Several appendices containing constants, symbols, selected mathematical topics, and the Chart of the Nuclides, and an index have been included.

NONE

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Quantum Complexity and Fundamental Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantum Complexity and Fundamental Physics. Scott Aaronson Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

460

NIST Quantum Physics Division - 2001  

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"Technical Activities 2001" - Table of Contents, Division home page. Quantum Physics Division. Division Overview | Program ...

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461

NIST Quantum Physics Division - 1999  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1999 - NISTIR 6438 QUANTUM PHYSICS DIVISION. Fermi surface. Absorption images of the ...

462

Physics Division annual report - 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Summaries are given of progress accomplished for the year in the following areas: (1) Heavy-Ion Nuclear Physics Research; (2) Operation and Development of Atlas; (3) Medium-Energy Nuclear Physics Research; (4) Theoretical Physics Research; and (5) Atomic and Molecular Physics Research.

NONE

1999-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

463

Theoretical Physics in Cellular Biology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Theoretical Physics in Cellular Biology: Some Illustrative Case Studies Living matter obeys the laws of physics, and the principles and methods of theoretical physics ought to find useful application observation, I will describe a few specific instances where approaches inspired by theoretical physics allow

464

Theoretical Perspective of Charm Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A perspective on charm physics, emphasizing recent developments, future prospects, and the interplay with lattice QCD.

Kronfeld, Andreas S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

NIST MIRF - Accelerator Radiation Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accelerator Radiation Physics. Medium-energy accelerators are under investigation for production of channeling radiation ...

466

Quantum gloves: Physics and Information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The slogan information is physical has been so successful that it led to some excess. Classical and quantum information can be thought of independently of any physical implementation. Pure information tasks can be realized using such abstract c- and qu-bits, but physical tasks require appropriate physical realizations of c- or qu-bits. As illustration we consider the problem of communicating chirality.

N. Gisin

2004-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

467

Fundamental mechanisms in flue gas conditioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We performed a wide variety of laboratory analyses during the past quarter. As with most of the work we performed during the previous quarter, our recent efforts were primarily directed toward the determination of the effects of adsorbed water on the cohesivity and tensile strength of powders. We also continued our analyses of dust cake ashes that have had the soluble compounds leached from their particle surfaces by repeated washings with water. Our analyses of leached and unleached dust cake ashes continued to provide some interesting insights into effects that compounds adsorbed on surfaces of ash particles can have on bulk ash behavior. As suggested by our literature review, our data indicate that water adsorption depends on particle morphology and on surface chemistry. Our measurements of tensile strength show, that for many of the samples we have analyzed a relative minimum in tensile strength exists for samples conditioned and tested at about 30% relative humidity. In our examinations of the effects of water conditioning on sample cohesivity, we determined that in the absence of absorption of water into the interior of the particles, cohesivity usually increases sharply when environments having relative humidities above 75% are used to condition and test the samples. Plans are under way to condition selected samples with (NH[sub 4])[sub 2]SO[sub 4], NH[sub 4]HSO[sub 4], CaCl[sub 2], organosiloxane, and SO[sub 3]. Pending approval, we will begin these conditioning experiments, and subsequent analyses of the conditioned samples.

Snyder, T.R.; Bush, P.V.

1993-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

468

Model of Gamma Frequency Burst Discharge Generated by Conditional Backpropagation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Doiron, Brent, Andre´ Longtin, Ray W. Turner, and Leonard Maler. Model of gamma frequency burst dischargeModel of Gamma Frequency Burst Discharge Generated by Conditional Backpropagation BRENT DOIRON,1 ANDRE´ LONGTIN,1 RAY W. TURNER,2 AND LEONARD MALER3 1 Physics Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Longtin, André

469

Visualization for the Physical Sciences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Close collaboration with other scientific fields is an important goal for the visualization community. Yet engaging in a scientific collaboration can be challenging. The physical sciences, namely astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences and physics, exhibit ... Keywords: I.3.8 [Computer Graphics]: ApplicationsVisualization, I.6.6 [Simulation and Modeling]: Symulation Output AnalysisVisualization, J.2 [Physical Sciences and Engineering]: AstronomyVisualization, J.2 [Physical Sciences and Engineering]: ChemistryVisualization, J.2 [Physical Sciences and Engineering]: Earth and atmospheric sciencesVisualization, J.2 [Physical Sciences and Engineering]: PhysicsVisualization

Dan R. Lip?a; Robert S. Laramee; Simon J. Cox; Jonathan C. Roberts; Rick Walker; Michelle A. Borkin; Hanspeter Pfister

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Physics as an element of radiation research.  

SciTech Connect

Since its inception in 1954, Radiation Research has published an estimated total of about 8700 scientific articles up to August 2001, about 520, or roughly 6%, of which are primarily related to physics. This average of about 11 articles per year indicates steadily continuing contributions by physicists, though there are appreciable fluctuations from year to year. These works of physicists concern radiation sources, dosimetry, instrumentation for measurements of radiation effects, fundamentals of radiation physics, mechanisms of radiation actions, and applications. In this review, we have selected some notable accomplishments for discussion and present an outlook for the future.

Inokuti, M.; Seltzer, S.; Physics; National Inst. of Standards and Technology

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Humidity Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thermodynamic Quantities. Humidity Measurements. Rate our Services. Technical ... Special Tests of Humidity (36070S). Tests ...

2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

472

An experimental study of the response of the Galesville sandstone to simulated CAES conditions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this experimental study was to determine how the mineralogical and physical characteristics of host rock formations are affected by environmental conditions anticipated for compressed air energy storage (CAES) in porous, permeable rock. In this study, Galesville sandstone cores were reacted in autoclave pressure vessels supporting one of four environments: dry air; heated, air-water vapor; heated, nitrogen-water vapor mixtures; and heated, compressed, liquid water. The simulated CAES environments were maintained in autoclave pressure vessels by controlling the following independent variables: temperature, pressure, time, oxygen content, carbon dioxide content, nitrogen content, and liquid volume. The dependent variables studied were: apparent porosity, gas permeability, water permeability, and friability. These variables were measured at ambient temperature and pressure before and after each sandstone sample was reacted in one of the CAES environments. The experiments gave the following results: the Galesville sandstone exhibited excellent stability in dry air at all temperatures tested (50/sup 0/ to 300/sup 0/C); and significant physical alterations occurred in sandstone samples exposed to liquid water above 150/sup 0/C. Samples shielded from dripping water exhibited excellent stability to 300/sup 0/C; sandstone may be a suitable storage media for heated, humid air provided elevated temperature zones are relatively free of mobile liquid water; and observed changes in the physical properties of the rock may have been caused, in part, by the lack of confining stress on the sample. The inability to apply confining pressure is a severe limitation of autoclave experiments.

Erikson, R L; Stottlemyre, J A; Smith, R P

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Laboratory I | Nuclear Physics Division  

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CERN 73-11 CERN 73-11 Laboratory I | Nuclear Physics Division a 24 September 1973 ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE C E R N EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH HIGH-ACCURACY MEASUREMENTS OF THE CENTRE OF GRAVITY OF AVALANCHES IN PROPORTIONAL CHAMBERS G. Charpak, A. Jeavons, F. Sauli and R. Stubbs G E N E V A 1973 © Copyright CERN, Geneve, 1973 Propriety litteraire et scientiflque reservee pour tous les pays du monde Ce document ne peut etre reproduit ou traduit en tout ou en partie sans Tautonsation 6cnte du Directeur g6n6ral du CERN, titulaire du droit d'auteur. Dans les cas appropnes, et s'll s'agit d'utiliser le document a des fins non commerciales, cette autonsation sera volontiers accorded. Le CERN ne revendique pas la propnete des

474

Sommerfeld radiation condition at threshold  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We prove Besov space bounds of the resolvent at low energies in any dimension for a class of potentials that are negative and obey a virial condition with these conditions imposed at infinity only. We do not require spherical symmetry. The class of potentials includes in dimension $\\geq3$ the attractive Coulomb potential. There are two boundary values of the resolvent at zero energy which we characterize by radiation conditions. These radiation conditions are zero energy versions of the well-known Sommerfeld radiation condition.

Erik Skibsted

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

475

Airborne Cloud-Physics Projects From 1974 Through 1984  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most of the principal airborne cloud-physics projects during the ten-year period 1974-1984 are documented to provide selected information on the type and quantity of microphysical data that have beencollected. The emphasis is on measurements ...

Richard K. Jeck

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Physical Characterization of Tropical Oceanic Convection Observed in KWAJEX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX) was designed to obtain an empirical physical characterization of precipitating convective clouds over the tropical ocean. Coordinated datasets were collected by three ...

Sandra E. Yuter; Robert A. Houze Jr.; Eric A. Smith; Thomas T. Wilheit; Edward Zipser

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Applied health physics and safety annual report for 1976  

SciTech Connect

Progress is reported in the following areas of research: personnel monitoring; health physics instrumentation; atmospheric monitoring; water monitoring; radiation background measurements; soil samples; laboratory operations monitoring; radiation incidents; laundry monitoring; accident analysis; and industrial safety. (HLW)

Auxier, J.A.; Davis, D.M.

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

A Diver-Operated Optical and Physical Profiling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new instrument package for measuring physical (temperature, salinity, and depth) as well as optical (absorption and attenuation at nine wavelength) parameters using SCUBA is described. The package is attached to the SCUBA bottle and allows for ...

J. Ronald V. Zaneveld; Emmanuel Boss; Casey M. Moore

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Electrical condition monitoring method for polymers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical condition monitoring method utilizes measurement of electrical resistivity of a conductive composite degradation sensor to monitor environmentally induced degradation of a polymeric product such as insulated wire and cable. The degradation sensor comprises a polymeric matrix and conductive filler. The polymeric matrix may be a polymer used in the product, or it may be a polymer with degradation properties similar to that of a polymer used in the product. The method comprises a means for communicating the resistivity to a measuring instrument and a means to correlate resistivity of the degradation sensor with environmentally induced degradation of the product.

Watkins, Jr. Kenneth S. (Dahlonega, GA); Morris, Shelby J. (Hampton, VA); Masakowski, Daniel D. (Worcester, MA); Wong, Ching Ping (Duluth, GA); Luo, Shijian (Boise, ID)

2010-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

480

LVDT Conditioning on the LHC Collimators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Position Readout and Survey system of the LHC collimators has to monitor in real time (RT), at a frequency close to 100 Hz, the position of the 555 synchronized axes with an accuracy of 20 mum. Radiation hard Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT) are used as absolute position sensors for their ruggedness, intrinsic accuracy and infinite resolution. Because of the radioactive environment the conditioning electronics is located in safe zones up to 800 m away from the sensors. Under these conditions, standard conditioning techniques cannot guarantee the accuracy requested by this application because of cable impedance, noise immunity, crosstalk between signals of different sensors passing within the same multiwire cable and temperature stability. A fully digital approach based on a sine-fit algorithm has been followed and will be described showing the excellent results measured up to now. Particular attention is devoted to the RT implementation of the algorithm on the PXI platform from National In...

Masi, A; Losito, R; Martino, M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Signal conditioning circuitry design for instrumentation systems.  

SciTech Connect

This report details the current progress in the design, implementation, and validation of the signal conditioning circuitry used in a measurement instrumentation system. The purpose of this text is to document the current progress of a particular design in signal conditioning circuitry in an instrumentation system. The input of the signal conditioning circuitry comes from a piezoresistive transducer and the output will be fed to a 250 ksps, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with an input range of 0-5 V. It is assumed that the maximum differential voltage amplitude input from the sensor is 20 mV with an unknown, but presumably high, sensor bandwidth. This text focuses on a specific design; however, the theory is presented in such a way that this text can be used as a basis for future designs.

Larsen, Cory A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

The BEAR program NRL plasma physics instrumentation measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The BEAR program was a joint effort to launch, and demonstrate the feasibility of operating, a 1 MeV 10 ma Neutral Particle Beam (NPB) accelerator from a space platform. The accelerator design and manufacture were the responsibility of Los Alamos National Lab (LANL); diagnostics associated with accelerator operation and beam-plasma effects were also to be undertaken by LANL and NRL. Payload Integration and Telemetry was provided by the Air Force Geophysical Lab (AFGL) and Northeastern University (NEU). Beam effects on the local plasma in addition to accelerator produced vehicle effects (e.g., charging) were the responsibility of NRL as outlined herein. The BEAR rocket was launched successfully during the early morning hours of July 13 from White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, N.M. The NRL contribution to this effort included three instrument packages designed to diagnose beam-plasma and vehicle-plasma interactions. The instruments included: (1) Langmuir probe (LP) design consisting of 4 separate sensors; (2) High voltage (HIV) Langmuir Probe designed to monitor vehicle charging through current polarity changes; and (3) Plasma Wave Receive (PWR) designed to characterize the plasma wave emissions covering a broad frequency range from near DC to 50 MHz.

Walker, D.N.; Baumback, M.M.; Haas, D.G.; Rodriguez, P.; Siefring, C.L.; Doggett, R.A. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)

1989-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

483

Importance of Design Conditions for Sizing Air-Conditioning Plant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design conditions based on the meteorological data collected at two weather stations located less than 10 km away from each other within Kuwait City are presented for dry-bulb temperature (DBT) and web-bulb temperature (WBT) prioritization. The proposed design conditions specific to the location and the application are drastically different than currently used single design conditions for all application and locations. Cooling load estimates fro two building located in Kuwait have been analyzed for the proposed and the current design conditions to highlight over- or under-sizing the air-conditioning (A/C) plant capacity. Finally, a number of recommendations are made for architects and designers to use proper design conditions to ensure year-round comfort and energy conservation.

Shaban, N.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Suri, R. K.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Fundamental mechanisms in flue gas conditioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project is divided into four tasks. The Management Plan was developed in task 1. Task 2, Evaluation of Mechanisms in FGD Sorbent and Ash Interactions, focuses on the characteristics of binary mixtures of these distinct powders. Task 3, Evaluation of Mechanisms in Conditioning Agents and Ash, is designed to examine the effects of various conditioning agents on fine ash particles to determine the mechanisms by which these agents alter the physical properties of the ash. Tasks 2 and 3 began with an extensive literature search and the assembly of existing theories. This phase of the project is now complete. During the past quarter, initial preparations of laboratory equipment for laboratory testing have been made. A plan for initial laboratory tests has been submitted to the Project Manager for review. Laboratory testing will commence once these laboratory plans have been formally approved. The results of the work performed under task 2 and 3 will be included in a Flue Gas Conditioning Model that will be issued under task 4. The Final Report for the project will also be prepared under task 4.

Snyder, T.R.; Robinson, M.S.; Bush, P.V.

1992-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

485

Particle Physics News  

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previous page previous page August 8, 2001 A STRIKING DIFFERENCE FOUND BETWEEN MATTER AND ANTIMATTER. The BaBar and Belle experiments have found a fundamental difference between the behavior of matter and antimatter. Understanding the tiny differences between the laws of physics for matter and for antimatter may yield important clues about why the Universe contains far more matter than antimatter. News Stories SLAC story KEK story American Institute of Physics story Background Graphics (B Factory, BaBar Image, BaBar Photo, SLAC Images, Belle Detector Photo, KEK Site) August 8, 2001 A SOLUTION TO THE 30-YEAR OLD SOLAR NEUTRINO MYSTERY. Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) results show the solution to the puzzle of the missing solar neutrinos lies not with the Sun, but with the neutrinos, which change

486

RHIC | Spin Physics  

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Spin Physics Spin Physics RHIC is the world's only machine capable of colliding high-energy beams of polarized protons, and is a unique tool for exploring the puzzle of the proton's 'missing' spin. In addition to colliding heavy ions, RHIC is able to collide single protons. While these collisions don't produce quark-gluon plasma, they're interesting to physicists for other reasons. Scientists want to know more about a property of particles called 'spin'. Spin is the direction a particle is spinning around an axis as it travels -- just like the Earth spins on its axis as it travels around the sun. Each proton has a specific spin, which helps give it a characteristic magnetic property. spin In this picture of a proton-proton collision, the spin of the particles is shown as arrows circling the spherical particles. The red and green

487

$?$ condensation and physical parameters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently we showed how a non-local Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model comes out from QCD in the low-energy limit. In this way, it is possible to fix all the free parameters of the model with physical ones. We use this approach to derive a local limit to the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with the parameters those obtained from QCD in order to fix the physical parameters of $\\rho$ condensation. $\\rho$ condensation is a consequence of the highly non-trivial behavior of the QCD vacuum in presence a very strong magnetic field giving rising to superconductive behavior in quark matter. Determination of the proper parameters for this state can be an important helpful guide to identify it experimentally.

Marco Frasca

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

488

Aspects of Hadron Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Detailed investigations of the structure of hadrons are essential for understanding how matter is constructed from the quarks and gluons of Quantum chromodynamics (QCD), and amongst the questions posed to modern hadron physics, three stand out. What is the rigorous, quantitative mechanism responsible for confinement? What is the connection between confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking? And are these phenomena together sufficient to explain the origin of more than 98% of the mass of the observable universe? Such questions may only be answered using the full machinery of nonperturbative relativistic quantum field theory. This contribution provides a perspective on progress toward answering these key questions. In so doing it will provide an overview of the contemporary application of Dyson-Schwinger equations in Hadron Physics. The presentation assumes that the reader is familiar with the concepts and notation of relativistic quantum mechanics, with the functional integral formulation of quantum field theory and with regularisation and renormalisation in its perturbative formulation.

C. D. Roberts; M. S. Bhagwat; S. V. Wright; A. Holl

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Physics at a new Fermilab proton driver  

SciTech Connect

In 2004, motivated by the recent exciting developments in neutrino physics, the Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee identified a new high intensity Proton Driver as an attractive option for the future. At the end of 2004 the APS ''Study on the Physics of Neutrinos'' concluded that the future US neutrino program should have, as one of its components, ''A proton driver in the megawatt class or above and neutrino superbeam with an appropriate very large detector capable of observing Cp violation and measuring the neutrino mass-squared differences and mixing parameters with high precision''. The presently proposed Fermilab Proton Driver is designed to accomplish these goals, and is based on, and would help develop, Linear Collider technology. In this paper the Proton Driver parameters are summarized, and the potential physics program is described.

Geer, Steve; /Fermilab

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory:  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses progress on experiments at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The projects and areas discussed are: Principal Parameters Achieved in Experimental Devices, Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, Princeton Large Torus, Princeton Beta Experiment, S-1 Spheromak, Current-Drive Experiment, X-ray Laser Studies, Theoretical Division, Tokamak Modeling, Spacecraft Glow Experiment, Compact Ignition Tokamak, Engineering Department, Project Planning and Safety Office, Quality Assurance and Reliability, and Administrative Operations.

Phillips, C.A. (ed.)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Fusion energy | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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energy energy Subscribe to RSS - Fusion energy The energy released when two atomic nuclei fuse together. This process powers the sun and stars. Read more Two PPPL-led teams win increased supercomputing time to study conditions inside fusion plasmas Researchers led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have won highly competitive allocations of time on two of the world's fastest supercomputers. The increased awards are designed to advance the development of nuclear fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity. Read more about Two PPPL-led teams win increased supercomputing time to study conditions inside fusion plasmas Two PPPL-led teams win increased supercomputing time to study conditions

492

Physics opportunities with PILAC  

SciTech Connect

In the Long Range Plan prepared in 1989 for nuclear science in the 1990's, this nation's ability to maintain nuclear science at the intellectual cutting edge'' was addressed. In this document a number of facilities designed to do this were cited, including the CEBAF electron accelerator and the RHIC heavy ion accelerator. Beyond these facilities the Report noted the scientific opportunities available with a high intensity hadron facility and emphasized the importance of studies of the strong force which determines nuclear dynamics. My object in this brief survey is to discuss the physics research available in this area based on a relatively modest--at least by current standards--upgrade of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, which will provide an important new tool for hadronic studies: that is PILAC, a source of pions with momenta in excess of 1 GeV/c. With PILAC a host of new opportunities for physics with pions free of the dominance of the P{sub 33} resonance is available.

Chrien, R.E.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Emergency Response Health Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Health physics is an important discipline with regard to understanding the effects of radiation on human health; however, there are major differences between health physics for research or occupational safety and health physics during a large-scale radiological emergency. The deployment of a U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) monitoring and assessment team to Japan in the wake of the March 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant yielded a wealth of lessons on these difference. Critical teams (CMOC (Consequence Management Outside the Continental U.S.) and CMHT (Consequence Management Home Team) ) worked together to collect, compile, review, and analyze radiological data from Japan to support the response needs of and answer questions from the Government of Japan, the U.S. military in Japan, the U.S. Embassy and U.S. citizens in Japan, and U.S. citizens in America. This paper addresses the unique challenges presented to the health physicist or analyst of radiological data in a large-scale emergency. A key lesson learned was that public perception and the availability of technology with social media requires a diligent effort to keep the public informed of the science behind the decisions in a manner that is meaningful to them.

Mena, RaJah [National Security Technologies, LLC, Remote Sensing LaboratoryNellis; Pemberton, Wendy [National Security Technologies, LLC, Remote Sensing LaboratoryNellis; Beal, William [Remote Sensing Laboratory at Andrews

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Particle Physics Aspects of Antihydrogen Studies with ALPHA at CERN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss aspects of antihydrogen studies, that relate to particle physics ideas and techniques, within the context of the ALPHA experiment at CERN's Antiproton Decelerator facility. We review the fundamental physics motivations for antihydrogen studies, and their potential physics reach. We argue that initial spectroscopy measurements, once antihydrogen is trapped, could provide competitive tests of CPT, possibly probing physics at the Planck Scale. We discuss some of the particle detection techniques used in ALPHA. Preliminary results from commissioning studies of a partial system of the ALPHA Si vertex detector are presented, the results of which highlight the power of annihilation vertex detection capability in antihydrogen studies.

Fujiwara, M C; Bertsche, W; Bowe, P D; Bray, C C; Butler, E; Cesar, C L; Chapman, S; Charlton, M; Fajans, J; Funakoshi, R; Gill, D R; Hangst, J S; Hardy, W N; Hayano, R S; Hayden, M E; Humphries, A J; Hydomako, R; Jenkins, M J; Jrgensen, L V; Kurchaninov, L; Lai, W; Lambo, R; Madsen, N; Nolan, P; Olchanski, K; Olin, A; Povilus, A; Pusa, P; Robicheaux, F; Sarid, E; Seif El Nasr, S; Silveira, D M; Storey, J W; Thompson, R I; Van der Werf, D P; Wasilenko, L; Wurtele, J S; Yamazaki, Y

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Physical Parameterizations We'll discuss the following physical  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

tracer advection) ¡ Generation of liquid and ice phases of water ¡ Interactions with PBL, radiation schemes (continued): ¡ Bulk microphysics parameterizations: ÷ Transferring among phases (ePhysical Parameterizations We'll discuss the following physical parameterizations: ¡ Radiative

Frierson, Dargan

496

Electroweak Physics and Searches for New Physics at HERA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent results from the H1 and ZEUS experiments are reported on electroweak physics and on searches for new physics. All results are in good agreement with the Standard Model.

U. Schneekloth

2010-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

497

Department of Physics & Astronomy Experimental Particle Physics Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department of Physics & Astronomy Experimental Particle Physics Group Kelvin Building, University indices (silica aerogel for low momentum tracks, gaseous C 4 F 10 for intermediate momentum and CF 4 gas

Glasgow, University of

498

Measuring Radiation  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Measurement Activity SI Units and Prefixes Conversions Safety Around Radiation Sources Types of Radiation Exposure Managing Radiation Emergencies Procedure Demonstration...

499

Measuring circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic gain control circuit functions to adjust the magnitude of an input signal supplied to a measuring circuit to a level within the dynamic range of the measuring circuit while a log-ratio circuit adjusts the magnitude of the output signal from the measuring circuit to the level of the input signal and optimizes the signal-to-noise ratio performance of the measuring circuit.

Sun, Shan C. (Pittsburgh, PA); Chaprnka, Anthony G. (Cockeysville, MD)

1977-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

500

Nanocalorimetry Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Establishing feedback controlled instrumentation should provide for greater accuracy in the thermodynamic measurements. The new control system ...

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z