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1

Charmonium in Hot Medium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. The momentum dependence of the charmonium dissociation rate is worked out. The dominant process for in-medium charmonium regeneration is found to be a 3-to-2 process. Its corresponding regeneration rates from different input charmquark momentum spectra...

Zhao, Xingbo

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Amorphous Medium Language  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Programming reliable behavior on a large mesh network composed of unreliable parts is difficult. Amorphous Medium Language addresses this problem by abstracting robustness and networking issues away from the programmer via ...

Beal, Jacob

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Liquid chromatographic extraction medium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus are disclosed for extracting strontium and technetium values from biological, industrial and environmental sample solutions using a chromatographic column. An extractant medium for the column is prepared by generating a solution of a diluent containing a Crown ether and dispersing the solution on a resin substrate material. The sample solution is highly acidic and is introduced directed to the chromatographic column and strontium or technetium is eluted using deionized water. 1 fig.

Horwitz, E.P.; Dietz, M.L.

1994-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid chromatographic extraction medium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for extracting strontium and technetium values from biological, industrial and environmental sample solutions using a chromatographic column is described. An extractant medium for the column is prepared by generating a solution of a diluent containing a Crown ether and dispersing the solution on a resin substrate material. The sample solution is highly acidic and is introduced directed to the chromatographic column and strontium or technetium is eluted using deionized water.

Horwitz, E. Philip (Naperville, IL); Dietz, Mark L. (Evanston, IL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CMVRTC: Medium Truck Duty Cycle  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

medium truck duty cycle (MTdc) project medium truck duty cycle (MTdc) project OVERVIEW The Medium Truck Duty Cycle (MTDC) project involves efforts to collect, analyze and archive data related to medium-truck operations in real-world driving environments. Such data and information will be useful to support technology evaluation efforts and to provide a means of accounting for real-world driving performance within medium-class truck analyses. The project involves private industry partners from various truck vocations. The MTDC project is unique in that there currently does not exist a national database of characteristic duty cycles for medium trucks. This project involves the collection of data from multiple vocations (four vocations) and multiple vehicles within these vocations (three vehicles per

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Medium Truck Duty Cycle (MTDC)  

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Routes Data Acquisition System Setup Routes Data Acquisition System Setup Medium Truck Duty Cycle (MTDC) Objective This Department of Energy project focuses on the collection and analysis medium truck (Class-6 and -7) duty cycle data from real-world operations. Analysis of this data will provide information pertaining to the fuel efficiencies and performance of medium trucks in several vocations. Outcomes Rich source of data and information that can contribute to the development of new tools Sound basis upon which DOE can make technology investment decisions A national archive of real-world-based medium-truck operational data that will support medium-duty vehicle energy efficiency research Collected Data Speed & Acceleration Fuel Consumption GPS Location Road Grade

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Enrichment of the Intracluster Medium  

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The relevance of galaxies of different luminosity and mass for the chemical enrichment of the intracluster medium (ICM) is analysed. For this purpose, I adopt the composite luminosity function of cluster galaxies from Trentham (1998), which exhibits a significant rise at the very faint end. The model - adopting a universal Salpeter IMF - is calibrated on reproducing the M_Fe/L_tot, M_Fe/M_*, and alpha/Fe ratios observed in clusters. Although the contribution to total luminosity and ICM metals peaks around L* galaxies (M* approx -20), faint objects with M_B>-18 still provide at least 30 per cent of the metals present in the ICM. In consistency with the solar alpha/Fe ratios determined by {ASCA}, the model predicts that 60 per cent of the ICM iron comes from Type Ia supernovae. The predicted slope of the relation between intracluster gas mass and cluster luminosity emerges shallower than the observed one, indicating that the fraction of primordial gas increases with cluster richness.

D. Thomas

1998-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A renewed look at eta' in medium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We revisit the question of whether the U_A(1) symmetry is effectively restored in hot and dense medium. In particular, by generalizing the Witten-Veneziano formula to finite temperature, we investigate whether the mass of eta'-meson will change in medium due to the restoration of chiral symmetry.

Youngshin Kwon; Su Houng Lee; Kenji Morita; Gyuri Wolf

2012-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Chiral Restoration in a Nuclear Medium  

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......nuclei and nuclear collisions. At the future Accelerator Facility...Structure of the Vacuum and Elementary...GSI future accelerator facility...antiprotons In a nuclear medium the...function for the vacuum production...mesons in a nuclear medium. With the accelerator facility...Structure of the Vacuum and Elementary......

Paul Kienle

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

10

Method to prepare nanoparticles on porous mediums  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method to prepare porous medium decorated with nanoparticles involves contacting a suspension of nanoparticles in an ionic liquid with a porous medium such that the particles diffuse into the pores of the medium followed by heating the resulting composition to a temperature equal to or greater than the thermal decomposition temperature of the ionic liquid resulting in the removal of the liquid portion of the suspension. The nanoparticles can be a metal, an alloy, or a metal compound. The resulting compositions can be used as catalysts, sensors, or separators.

Vieth, Gabriel M. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Dudney, Nancy J. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Dai, Sheng (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A MODEL FOR POROUS-MEDIUM COMBUSTION  

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......these applied in coal combustion appears in...understanding of the chemistry of combustion...GLASSMAN, Combustion (Academic Press...ESSENHIGH, In Chemistry of Coal Utilization...POROUS-MEDIUM COMBUSTION 177 8. D. A......

J. NORBURY; A. M. STUART

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cognitive Medium Access: Exploration, Exploitation and Competition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Cognitive Medium Access: Exploration, Exploitation and Competition Lifeng Lai, Hesham El Gamal, Hai Jiang and H. Vincent Poor Abstract-- This paper establishes the equivalence between cognitive cognitive user wishes to opportunistically exploit the availability of empty fre- quency bands

El-Gamal, Hesham

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ON THE PROPAGATION OF ENERGY IN A STRATIFIED GASEOUS MEDIUM  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...MEDIUM Steven Rosencrans MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ON...STRATIFIED GASEOUS MEDIUM. | MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY...MEDIUM* BY STEVEN ROSENCRANS MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Communicated...responsible for the heating of the solar corona.6 (The top of our...

Steven Rosencrans

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LNT + SCR Aftertreatment for Medium-Heavy Duty Applications:...  

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

+ SCR Aftertreatment for Medium-Heavy Duty Applications: A Systems Approach LNT + SCR Aftertreatment for Medium-Heavy Duty Applications: A Systems Approach Poster presentation at...

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Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System...  

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

Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Emerging...

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Removal of Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium...  

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Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium by Means of Soil Vapor Extraction Enhanced by Desiccation and Water Removal of Carbon Tetrachloride from a Layered Porous Medium...

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Removal of carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium...  

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carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium by means of soil vapor extraction enhanced by desiccation and water Removal of carbon tetrachloride from a layered porous medium...

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Category:MediumOffice | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MediumOffice MediumOffice Jump to: navigation, search Go Back to PV Economics By Building Type Media in category "MediumOffice" The following 77 files are in this category, out of 77 total. SVMediumOffice Bismarck ND Montana-Dakota Utilities Co (North Dakota).png SVMediumOffice Bismarc... 72 KB SVMediumOffice Cedar City UT Moon Lake Electric Assn Inc (Utah).png SVMediumOffice Cedar C... 62 KB SVMediumOffice International Falls MN Northern States Power Co (Minnesota) Excel Energy.png SVMediumOffice Interna... 83 KB SVMediumOffice LA CA City of Los Angeles California (Utility Company).png SVMediumOffice LA CA C... 87 KB SVMediumOffice Memphis TN City of Memphis Tennessee (Utility Company).png SVMediumOffice Memphis... 65 KB SVMediumOffice Minneapolis MN Northern States Power Co (Minnesota) Excel Energy.png

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In-Medium Properties of Hadrons  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A diverse experimental program for the study of the photoproduction of mesons off nuclei has been carried out - and is still running - at the Mainz MAMI and Bonn ELSA electron accelerators with the TAPS, Crystal Barrel, and Crystal Ball calorimeters. It is motivated as a detailed study of the in-medium properties of hadrons and the meson - nucleus interactions. Typical examples for the in-medium behavior of vector mesons ($\\omega$), scalar mesons ($\\sigma$), and nucleon resonances (P$_{33}$(1232), S$_{11}$(1535), D$_{15}$(1520)) are discussed. Special attention is paid to meson - nucleus final state interactions.

B. Krusche

2006-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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An amorphous alloy core medium frequency magnetic-link for medium voltage photovoltaic inverters  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The advanced magnetic materials with high saturation flux density and low specific core loss have led to the development of an efficient compact and lightweight multiple-input multiple-output medium frequency magnetic-link. It offers a new route to eliminate some critical limitations of recently proposed medium voltage photovoltaic inverters. In this paper a medium frequency magnetic-link is developed with Metglas amorphous alloy 2605S3A. The common magnetic-link generates isolated and balanced multiple DC supplies for all of the H-bridge inverter cells of the medium voltage inverter. The design and implementation of the prototype test platform and the experimental test results are analyzed and discussed. The medium frequency non-sinusoidal excitation electromagnetic characteristics of alloy 2605S3A are also compared with that of alloy 2605SA1. It is expected that the proposed new technology will have great potential for future renewable power generation systems and smart grid applications.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically Transparent, Electrically Conductive Composite Medium  

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...found below and above these two lower shale beds. Although it is possible that reworking...by the three shocked quartz-bearing shales, but there are at least 250 m of Norian...of the transparent composite medium. anisotropic. The transparency along the ver-tical...

S. JIN; T. H. TIEFEL; R. WOLFE; R. C. SHERWOOD; J. J. MOTTINE JR.

1992-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Medium Modifications of Hadron Properties  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The in-medium modifications of hadron properties are briefly discussed. We restrict the discussion to the lattice QCD calculations for the hadron masses, screening masses, decay constants and wave functions. We review the progress made so far and describe how to broaden its horizon.

A. Tawfik

2006-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles  

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Medium- and Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Google Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Delicious Rank Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on AddThis.com... Home Overview Light-Duty Vehicles Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Transit Vehicles Trucks Idle Reduction Oil Bypass Filter Airport Ground Support Equipment Medium and Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Medium-fi EvaluationMedium-fi PrototypesMedium-fi DesignLow-fi EvaluationLow-fi Prototypes What is Aphasia?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Medium-fi EvaluationMedium-fi PrototypesMedium-fi DesignLow-fi EvaluationLow-fi Prototypes What Cycle Investigated ability of existing technologies to fulfill needs. Extra time is needed to ensure. Evaluated with two participants. One had aphasia as a result of a brain tumour and the other as a result

Findlater, Leah

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Physical vacuum is a special superfluid medium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Navier-Stokes equation contains two terms which have been subjected to slight modification: (a) the viscosity term depends of time (the viscosity in average on time is zero, but its variance is non-zero); (b) the pressure gradient contains an added term describing the quantum entropy gradient multiplied by the pressure. Owing to these modifications, the Navier-Stokes equation can be reduced to the Schr\\"odinger equation describing behavior of a particle into the vacuum being as a superfluid medium. Vortex structures arising in this medium show infinitely long life owing to zeroth average viscosity. The non-zero variance describes exchange of the vortex energy with zero-point energy of the vacuum. Radius of the vortex trembles around some average value. This observation sheds the light to the Zitterbewegung phenomenon. The long-lived vortex has a non-zero core where the vortex velocity vanishes.

Sbitnev, Valeriy I

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient multiwave mixing in a nonlinear medium  

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We present a detailed quantitative theory of transient multiwave mixing effects in a nonlinear medium produced by two incident coherent laser beams. Our theory accounts for all the relevant parameters such as laser pulse widths, medium response times, nonlinearities, interaction length, intensities, beam ratio, phase-modulation effects, losses, side diffractions, and explicitly shows how the dynamics and the multiwave mixing processes are interrelated with these parameters. The crucial role played by the diffracted beams and the time-dependent phase shifts among the beams and the interplay among the various intensity and index gratings are explicitly evaluated. In particular, the gain experienced by a weak incident probe beam via these mixing effects from the incident strong pump beam is investigated as a function of the aforementioned parameters.

I. C. Khoo and Ping Zhou

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JC3 Medium Impact Assessment Bulletins  

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

medium-impact-assessment-bulletins medium-impact-assessment-bulletins Office of the Chief Information Officer 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 202-586-0166 en V-237: TYPO3 Security Bypass Vulnerabilities http://energy.gov/cio/articles/v-237-typo3-security-bypass-vulnerabilities V-237: TYPO3 Security Bypass Vulnerabilities

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Medium-Duty Vehicle Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Strategies on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Benefits & Considerations Heavy-Duty Vehicles Medium-Duty Vehicles

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Screening masses in thermal and dense medium  

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Screening masses of different hadronic states are studied in thermal and dense medium on lattice. It has been found that screening masses increase with the temperature. In deconfinement phase, chemical potential enhances the screening masses. We use the normalization with respect to lowest Matsubara frequency to characterize dissolving of hadronic bound states at high temperatures. It has been found that different hadronic states have different dissolving temperatures and their survivals are considerably improved at finite chemical potentials.

A. Tawfik

2006-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring medium effects on the nuclear force  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This STI product contains a description of results from theoretical studies in nuclear physics. The goal is a systematic investigation of the nuclear force in the nuclear medium. The problems addressed are: density-dependent effective interactions as seen through proton-nucleus reactions, nuclear matter with unequal densities of protons and neutrons, applications to asymmetric nuclei through predictions of neutron radii and neutron skins.

F. Sammarruca

2004-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Operability and Emissions from a Medium-Duty Fleet Operating...  

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

Operability and Emissions from a Medium-Duty Fleet Operating with GTL Fuel and Catalyzed DPFs Operability and Emissions from a Medium-Duty Fleet Operating with GTL Fuel and...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed and Neighborhood Electric  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Medium-Speed and Medium-Speed and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Definition and Access to Roadways to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Definition and Access to Roadways on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Definition and Access to Roadways on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Definition and Access to Roadways on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Definition and Access to Roadways on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Definition and Access to Roadways on Digg

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Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation  

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Small- and Medium-Sized Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building

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On the Virial Theorem for Interstellar Medium  

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An attempt has been made to derive a version of the virial integral that would describe average properties of the interstellar medium (ISM). It is suggested to eliminate the (large) contribution of stellar matter by introducing 'exclusion zones' surrounding stars. Such an approach leads to the appearance of several types of additional surface integrals in the general expression. Their contribution depends on the rate of energy and matter exchange between the stars and ISM. If this exchange is weak, one can obtain a desired virial integral for ISM. However, the presence of intermittent large-scale energetic events significantly constrains the applicability of the virial theorem. If valid, the derived virial integral is dominated by cold molecular/atomic clouds, with only minor contribution of the global magnetic field and low-density warm part.

Ryutov, D

2007-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Vector Mesons in the Nuclear Medium  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The light vector mesons ($\\rho$, $\\omega$, and $\\phi$) were produced in deuterium, carbon, titanium, and iron targets in a search for possible in-medium modifications to the properties of the $\\rho$ meson at normal nuclear densities and zero temperature. The vector mesons were detected with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) via their decays to $e^{+}e^{-}$. The rare leptonic decay was chosen to reduce final-state interactions. A combinatorial background was subtracted from the invariant mass spectra using a well-established event-mixing technique. The $\\rho$ meson mass spectrum was extracted after the $\\omega$ and $\\phi$ signals were removed in a nearly model-independent way. Comparisons were made between the $\\rho$ mass spectra from the heavy targets ($A > 2$) with the mass spectrum extracted from the deuterium target. With respect to the $\\rho$-meson mass, we obtain a small shift compatible with zero. Also, we measure widths consistent with standard nuclear many-body eff

Wood, Michael; Nasseripour, Rakhsha; Weygand, Dennis; Djalali, Chaden; Tur, Clarisse; Mosel, Ulrich; Muehlich, Pascal; Adams, Gary; Amaryan, Moscov; Amaryan, Moskov; Ambrozewicz, Pawel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Asryan, Gegham; Avagyan, Harutyun; Baghdasaryan, Hovhannes; Baillie, Nathan; Ball, James; Baltzell, Nathan; Barrow, Steve; Battaglieri, Marco; Bedlinskiy, Ivan; Bektasoglu, Mehmet; Bellis, Matthew; Benmouna, Nawal; Berman, Barry; Biselli, Angela; Blaszczyk, Lukasz; Bouchigny, Sylvain; Boyarinov, Sergey; Bradford, Robert; Branford, Derek; Briscoe, William; Brooks, William; Burkert, Volker; Butuceanu, Cornel; Calarco, John; Careccia, Sharon; Carman, Daniel; Carnahan, Bryan; Casey, Liam; Chen, Shifeng; Cheng, Lu; Cole, Philip; Collins, Patrick; Coltharp, Philip; Crabb, Donald; Crannell, Hall; Crede, Volker; Cummings, John; Dashyan, Natalya; De Vita, Raffaella; De Sanctis, Enzo; Degtiarenko, Pavel; Denizli, Haluk; Dennis, Lawrence; Deur, Alexandre; Dharmawardane, Kahanawita; Dickson, Richard; Dodge, Gail; Doughty, David; Dugger, Michael; Dytman, Steven; Dzyubak, Oleksandr; Egiyan, Hovanes; Egiyan, Kim; Elfassi, Lamiaa; Elouadrhiri, Latifa; Eugenio, Paul; Fedotov, Gleb; Feldman, Gerald; Feuerbach, Robert; Fradi, Ahmed; Funsten, Herbert; Garcon, Michel; Gavalian, Gagik; Gilfoyle, Gerard; Giovanetti, Kevin; Girod, Francois-Xavier; Goetz, John; Gordon, Christopher; Gothe, Ralf; Griffioen, Keith; Guidal, Michel; Guler, Nevzat; Guo, Lei; Gyurjyan, Vardan; Hadjidakis, Cynthia; Hafidi, Kawtar; Hakobyan, Hayk; Hakobyan, Rafael; Hanretty, Charles; Hardie, John; Hassall, Neil; Hersman, F.; Hicks, Kenneth; Hleiqawi, Ishaq; Holtrop, Maurik; Hyde, Charles; Ilieva, Yordanka; Ireland, David; Ishkhanov, Boris; Isupov, Evgeny; Ito, Mark; Jenkins, David; Jo, Hyon-Suk; Johnstone, John; Joo, Kyungseon; Juengst, Henry; Kalantarians, Narbe; Kellie, James; Khandaker, Mahbubul; Khetarpal, Puneet; Kim, Wooyoung; Klein, Andreas; Klein, Franz; Klimenko, Alexei; Kossov, Mikhail; Krahn, Zebulun; Kramer, Laird; Kubarovsky, Valery; Kuhn, Joachim; Kuhn, Sebastian; Kuleshov, Sergey; Lachniet, Jeff; Laget, Jean; Langheinrich, Jorn; Lawrence, David; Li, Ji; Livingston, Kenneth; Lu, Haiyun; MacCormick, Marion; Markov, Nikolai; Mattione, Paul; McAleer, Simeon; McKinnon, Bryan; McNabb, John; Mecking, Bernhard; Mehrabyan, Surik; Melone, Joseph; Mestayer, Mac; Meyer, Curtis; Mibe, Tsutomu; Mikhaylov, Konstantin; Minehart, Ralph; Mirazita, Marco; Miskimen, Rory; Mokeev, Viktor; Moriya, Kei; Morrow, Steven; Moteabbed, Maryam; Mueller, James; Munevar Espitia, Edwin; Mutchler, Gordon; Nadel-Turonski, Pawel; Niccolai, Silvia; Niculescu, Gabriel; Niculescu, Maria-Ioana; Niczyporuk, Bogdan; Niroula, Megh; Niyazov, Rustam; Nozar, Mina; Osipenko, Mikhail; Ostrovidov, Alexander; Park, Kijun; Pasyuk, Evgueni; Paterson, Craig; Pereira, Sergio; Pierce, Joshua; Pivnyuk, Nikolay; Pocanic, Dinko; Pogorelko, Oleg; Pozdnyakov, Sergey; Preedom, Barry; Price, John; Prok, Yelena; Protopopescu, Dan; Raue, Brian; Riccardi, Gregory; Ricco, Giovanni; Ripani, Marco; Ritchie, Barry; Ronchetti, Federico; Rosner, Guenther; Rossi, Patrizia; Sabatie, Franck; Salamanca, Julian; Salgado, Carlos; Santoro, Joseph; Sapunenko, Vladimir; Schumacher, Reinhard; Serov, Vladimir; Sharabian, Youri; Sharov, Dmitri; Shvedunov, Nikolay; Smith, Elton; Smith, Lee; Sober, Daniel; Sokhan, Daria; Stavinsky, Aleksey; Stepanyan, Stepan; Stepanyan, Samuel; Stokes, Burnham; Stoler, Paul; Strakovski, Igor; Strauch, Steffen; Taiuti, Mauro; Tedeschi, David; Tkabladze, Avtandil; Tkachenko, Svyatoslav; Todor, Luminita; Ungaro, Maurizio; Vineyard, Michael; Vlassov, Alexander; Watts, Daniel; Weinstein, Lawrence; Williams, Michael; Wolin, Elliott; Yegneswaran, Amrit; Zana, Lorenzo; Zhang, Bin; Zhang, Jixie; Zhao, Bo; Zhao, Zhiwen

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orthopositronium-orthopositronium scattering at medium energies  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The scattering of ortho-positronium (o-Ps) atoms has been investigated using the first Born approximation (FBA) and Born-Oppenheimer (B-O) model at medium energies. The angle integrated total elastic cross sections of o-Ps-o-Ps scattering have been reported. Apart from this, the inelastic cross sections for discrete excitations (principal quantum number, n{<=}3) of the single and both the Ps atoms as well as single and double Ps atom ionization have also been obtained. We have also predicted the total cross section of o-Ps-o-Ps scattering by adding all these partial cross sections. The first Born and B-O scattering amplitudes have also been evaluated using partial wave technique. It has been noticed that odd values of the partial wave B-O amplitude vanishes for even parity transitions and vice versa. To the best of our knowledge, this feature has not been noticed for other systems.

Chakraborty, Sumana; Ghosh, A.S. [Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700 032 (India); Kumari, Kiran [Department of Physics, R N College, Hajipur (Vaishali), B R A Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar (India)

2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Medium Baseline Reactor Neutrino Experiments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

10 years from now medium baseline reactor neutrino experiments will attempt to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy from the observed antineutrino spectra. In this letter we present the results of more than four million detailed simulations of such experiments, studying the dependence of the probability of successfully determining the hierarchy upon the analysis method, the neutrino mass matrix parameters, reactor flux models and, in particular, combinations of baselines. We show that the strong dependence of the hierarchy determination upon mass differences and flux models found by Qian et al. results from a spurious dependence of the Fourier analysis upon the high energy tail of the reactor spectrum which can be removed by using a weighted Fourier transform. Such experiments necessarily use flux from multiple reactors at distinct baselines, smearing the oscillation signal and thus impeding the determination of the hierarchy. Using the results of our simulations, we determine the optimal baselines and corre...

Ciuffoli, Emilio; Zhang, Xinmin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Archive Reference Buildings by Building Type: Medium office | Department of  

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

Medium office Medium office Archive Reference Buildings by Building Type: Medium office Here you will find past versions of the reference buildings for new construction commercial buildings, organized by building type and location. A summary of building types and climate zones is available for reference. Current versions are also available. You can download ZIP files that contain the following: An EnergyPlus software input file (.idf) An html file showing the results from the EnergyPlus simulation (.html) A spreadsheet that summarizes the inputs and results for each location (.xls) The EnergyPlus TMY2 weather file (.epw). benchmark-v1.0_3.0-medium_office.zip benchmark-v1.1_3.1-medium_office.zip benchmark-new-v1.2_4.0-medium_office.zip More Documents & Publications Archive Reference Buildings by Building Type: Large office

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Commercial Fleet Demonstration...  

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

rravt068vssmiyasato2011o .pdf More Documents & Publications SCAQMD:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Medium-Duty Commercial Fleet Demonstration and Evaluation Plug-In Hybrid Electric...

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Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

practitioners in states and municipal governments who are concerned with urban transport development in medium-sized cities in India. In addition, officials within the central...

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Radiation pressure of light in a refractive medium  

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The radiation pressure and energy density of light in a refractive medium is calculated in terms of the index of refraction of the medium. The factor equal to the cube of the index of refraction that occurs in the expressions for the energy density and pressure of light in a refractive medium is shown to arise from the basic thermodynamic nature of the photon system and from the volume dependence of the index of refraction. It is shown that a mechanical pressure exists in a refractive medium which is in equilibrium with the blackbody radiation of the vacuum.

Richard A. Weiss

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Missing Thermal Energy of the Intracluster Medium  

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The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect is a direct probe of thermal energy content of the Universe, induced in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) sky through scattering of CMB photons off hot electrons in the intracluster medium (ICM). We report a 9-sigma detection of the SZ signal in the CMB maps of Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) 3yr data, through study of a sample of 193 massive galaxy clusters with observed X-ray temperatures greater than 3 keV. For the first time, we make a model-independent measurement of the pressure profile in the outskirts of the ICM, and show that it closely follows the profiles obtained by X-ray observations and numerical simulations. We find that our measurements of the SZ effect would account for only half of the thermal energy of the cluster, if all the cluster baryons were in the hot ICM phase. Our measurements indicate that a significant fraction (35 +/- 8 %) of baryonic mass is missing from the hot ICM, and thus must have cooled to form galaxies, intracluster stars, or an unknown cold phase of the ICM. There does not seem to be enough mass in the form of stars or cold gas in the cluster galaxies or intracluster space, signaling the need for a yet-unknown baryonic component (at 3-sigma level), or otherwise new astrophysical processes in the ICM.

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

2006-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

43

Supernovae Driven Turbulence In The Interstellar Medium  

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I model the multi-phase interstellar medium (ISM) randomly heated and shocked by supernovae, with gravity, differential rotation and other parameters we understand to be typical of the solar neighbourhood. The simulations are 3D extending horizontally 1 x 1 kpc squared and vertically 2 kpc, symmetric about the galactic mid-plane. They routinely span gas number densities 1/10000 to 100 per cubic cm, temperatures 100 to 100 MK, speeds up to 10000 km/s and Mach number up to 25. Radiative cooling is applied from two widely adopted parameterizations, and compared directly to assess the sensitivity of the results to cooling. There is strong evidence to describe the ISM as comprising well defined cold, warm and hot regions, which are statistically close to thermal and total pressure equilibrium. This result is not sensitive to the choice of parameters considered here. The distribution of the gas density within each can be robustly modelled as lognormal. Appropriate distinction is required between the properties of t...

Gent, Frederick

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Optical quantum swapping in a coherent atomic medium  

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We propose to realize a passive optical quantum swapping device which allows for the exchange of the quantum fluctuations of two bright optical fields interacting with a coherent atomic medium in an optical cavity. The device is based on a quantum interference process between the fields within the cavity bandwidth arising from coherent population trapping in the atomic medium.

Aurelien Dantan

2011-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

45

Open bottom mesons in hot asymmetric hadronic medium  

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The in-medium masses and optical potentials of $B$ and ${\\bar B}$ mesons are studied in an isospin asymmetric, strange, hot and dense hadronic environment using a chiral effective model. The chiral $SU(3)$ model originally designed for the light quark sector, is generalized to include the heavy quark sector ($c$ and $b$) to derive the interactions of the $B$ and $\\bar B$ mesons with the light hadrons. Due to large mass of bottom quark, we use only the empirical form of these interactions for the desired purpose, while treating the bottom degrees of freedom to be frozen in the medium. Hence, all medium effects are due to the in-medium interaction of the light quark content of these open-bottom mesons. Both $B$ and $\\bar B$ mesons are found to experience net attractive interactions in the medium, leading to lowering of their masses in the medium. The mass degeneracy of particles and antiparticles, ($B^+$, $B^-$) as well as ($B^0$, ${\\bar B}^0$), is observed to be broken in the medium, due to equal and opposite contributions from a vectorial Weinberg-Tomozawa interaction term. Addition of hyperons to the medium lowers further the in-medium mass for each of these four mesons, while a non-zero isospin asymmetry is observed to break the approximate mass degeneracy of each pair of isospin doublets. These medium effects are found to be strongly density dependent, and bear a considerably weaker temperature dependence. The results obtained in the present investigation are compared to predictions from the quark-meson coupling model, heavy meson effective theory, and the QCD Sum Rule approach.

Divakar Pathak; Amruta Mishra

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

46

JC3 Medium Impact Assessment Bulletins | Department of Energy  

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Medium Impact Medium Impact Assessment Bulletins JC3 Medium Impact Assessment Bulletins RSS December 4, 2012 V-039: Samsung and Dell printers Firmware Backdoor Unauthorized Access Vulnerability Samsung has issued a security advisory and an optional firmware update for all current Samsung networked laser printers and multifunction devices to enhance Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) security. November 30, 2012 V-037: Wireshark Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service Several vulnerabilities were reported in Wireshark. November 29, 2012 V-036: EMC Smarts Network Configuration Manager Database Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Two vulnerabilities were reported in EMC Smarts Network Configuration Manager. November 27, 2012 V-034: RSA Adaptive Authentication (On-Premise) Input Validation Flaws

47

Electromagnetic field quantization in a linear dielectric medium  

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By modeling a dielectric medium with two independent reservoirs, i.e., electric and magnetic reservoirs, the electromagnetic field is quantized in a linear dielectric medium consistently. A Hamiltonian is proposed from which using the Heisenberg equations, not only the Maxwell equations but also the structural equations can be obtained. Using the Laplace transformation, the wave equation for the electromagnetic vector potential is solved in the case of a homogeneous dielectric medium. Some examples are considered showing the applicability of the model to both absorptive and nonabsorptive dielectrics.

F. Kheirandish; M. Amooshahi

2005-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

48

Electromagnetic radiation in a time-varying background medium  

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Analytical solutions are presented for the electromagnetic radiation by an arbitrary pulsed source into a homogeneous time-varying background medium. In the constant-impedance case an explicit radiation formula is obtained for the synchronous permittivity and permeability described by any positive function of time. As might be expected, such a medium introduces significant spectral shifts and spatio-temporal modulation, which are analized here for the linear and exponential time-variations of the medium parameters. In the varying-impedance case the solution is obtained for the fourth-order polynomial time-dependence of the permittivity. In addition to the spectral shifts and modulation this spatially homogeneous medium scatters the field introducing causal echoes at the receiver location.

Budko, Neil V

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

Multiphase turbulent interstellar medium: some recent results from radio astronomy  

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The radio frequency 1.4 GHz transition of the atomic hydrogen is one of the important tracers of the diffuse neutral interstellar medium. Radio astronomical observations of this transition, using either a single dish telescope or an array interferometer, reveal different properties of the interstellar medium. Such observations are particularly useful to study the multiphase nature and turbulence in the interstellar gas. Observations with multiple radio telescopes have recently been used to study these two closely related aspects in greater detail. Using various observational techniques, the density and the velocity fluctuations in the Galactic interstellar medium was found to have a Kolmogorov-like power law power spectra. The observed power law scaling of the turbulent velocity dispersion with the length scale can be used to derive the true temperature distribution of the medium. Observations from a large ongoing atomic hydrogen absorption line survey have also been used to study the distribution of gas at d...

Roy, Nirupam

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Georgia Power - Small and Medium Scale Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI)  

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Georgia Power - Small and Medium Scale Advanced Solar Initiative Georgia Power - Small and Medium Scale Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) (Georgia) Georgia Power - Small and Medium Scale Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) (Georgia) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial General Public/Consumer Installer/Contractor Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 03/01/2013 State Georgia Program Type Other Incentive Provider GPASI Project Manager '''''Note: The application process for the small and medium scale solar programs began on March 1, 2013 and will continue through March 11, 2013. If completed applications exceed program capacity limit of 45 megawatts (MW), a lottery will be conducted, with Georgia Public Service Commission

51

Patch nearfield acoustic holography in a moving medium  

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Abstract To realize the accurate reconstruction of sound field in a moving medium under the condition of limited holographic aperture, a patch nearfield acoustic holography (NAH) in a moving medium is proposed. The proposed method not only reduces the influence caused by the limited aperture effects through sound field extrapolation, but also perfectly suits for sound field reconstruction in a moving medium by improving the shape of the modified Tikhonov regularization filter and the noise estimation method in accordance with flow effects. In the method, two cases that the flow direction is parallel to and perpendicular to the hologram surface are considered. Especially in the perpendicular case, the expression of the wavenumber component in the z direction is improved to make the proposed method suitable for the moving medium at a high Mach number. Simulations are investigated to examine the performance of the proposed method and show its advantages by comparing with NAH in a moving medium and the conventional patch NAH. It is found that, the proposed method is effective and robust at different flow velocities of the medium and different frequencies of the sound source.

Bi-Chun Dong; Chuan-Xing Bi; Xiao-Zheng Zhang; Yong-Bin Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

The Distribution of Pressures in a Supernova-Driven Interstellar Medium. I. Magnetized Medium  

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Observations have suggested substantial departures from pressure equilibrium in the interstellar medium (ISM) in the plane of the Galaxy, even on scales under 50 pc. Nevertheless, multi-phase models of the ISM assume at least locally isobaric gas. The pressure then determines the density reached by gas cooling to stable thermal equilibrium. We use numerical models of the magnetized ISM to examine the consequences of supernova driving for interstellar pressures. In this paper we examine a (200 pc)^3 periodic domain threaded by magnetic fields. Individual parcels of gas at different pressures reach widely varying points on the thermal equilibrium curve: no unique set of phases is found, but rather a dynamically-determined continuum of densities and temperatures. A substantial fraction of the gas remains entirely out of thermal equilibrium. Our results appear consistent with observations of interstellar pressures. They also suggest that the high pressures observed in molecular clouds may be due to ram pressures in addition to gravitational forces. Much of the gas in our model lies far from equipartition between thermal and magnetic pressures, with ratios ranging from 0.1 to $10^4$ and ratios of uniform to fluctuating magnetic field of 0.5--1. Our models show broad pressure probability distribution functions with log-normal functional forms produced by both shocks and rarefaction waves, rather than power-law distributions produced by isolated supernova remnants. The width of the distribution can be described quantitatively by a formula derived from the work of Padoan, Nordlund, & Jones (1997).

Mordecai-Mark Mac Low; Dinshaw S. Balsara; Jongsoo Kim; Miguel A. Avillez

2004-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

53

Heat transfer modeling at an interface between a porous medium and a free region.  

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??This work deals with the study of heat transfer between a porous medium and a free medium, using multi scale approaches. First, we derive the… (more)

D'hueppe, Aliénor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

E-Print Network 3.0 - areas medium sized Sample Search Results  

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Medium... file with tables 12;Simulation Progress Modeled 802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline medium peliculas Sample Search...  

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rate: medium Texture: medium Foliage Leaf arrangement: alternate (Fig... requirement: tree grows in full sun Soil tolerances: clay; loam; sand; slightly alkaline; acidic;...

56

Medium Modifications of Hadron Properties and Partonic Processes  

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Chiral symmetry is one of the most fundamental symmetries in QCD. It is closely connected to hadron properties in the nuclear medium via the reduction of the quark condensate , manifesting the partial restoration of chiral symmetry. To better understand this important issue, a number of Jefferson Lab experiments over the past decade have focused on understanding properties of mesons and nucleons in the nuclear medium, often benefiting from the high polarization and luminosity of the CEBAF accelerator. In particular, a novel, accurate, polarization transfer measurement technique revealed for the first time a strong indication that the bound proton electromagnetic form factors in 4He may be modified compared to those in the vacuum. Second, the photoproduction of vector mesons on various nuclei has been measured via their decay to e+e- to study possible in-medium effects on the properties of the rho meson. In this experiment, no significant mass shift and some broadening consistent with expected collisional broadening for the rho meson has been observed, providing tight constraints on model calculations. Finally, processes involving in-medium parton propagation have been studied. The medium modifications of the quark fragmentation functions have been extracted with much higher statistical accuracy than previously possible.

W. K. Brooks; S. Strauch; K. Tsushima

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

57

Training Manual for Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs in Energy  

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Training Manual for Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs in Energy Training Manual for Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs in Energy Business Financing Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Training Manual for Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs in Energy Business Financing Agency/Company /Organization: GVEP International Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy Phase: Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Finance Resource Type: Training materials User Interface: Website Website: www.gvepinternational.org/sites/default/files/manual_for_sme_energy_fi Cost: Free UN Region: Eastern Africa Language: English The training manual is developed as a modular guide to enable energy entrepreneurs to acquire supplementary knowledge in order to expand their

58

Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium Sized  

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Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium Sized Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium Sized Cities in India Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium Sized Cities in India Agency/Company /Organization: Asian Development Bank Focus Area: Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure Topics: Best Practices Complexity/Ease of Use: Not Available Website: sti-india-uttoolkit.adb.org/ Transport Toolkit Region(s): Asia Related Tools Promoting Clean Cars: Case Study of Stockholm and Sweden MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) The World Bank - Transport ... further results Find Another Tool FIND TRANSPORTATION TOOLS This resource is designed to help decision makers and practitioners in states and municipal governments who are concerned with urban transport

59

JC3 Medium Impact Assessment Bulletins | Department of Energy  

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Medium Impact Medium Impact Assessment Bulletins JC3 Medium Impact Assessment Bulletins RSS September 9, 2013 V-237: TYPO3 Security Bypass Vulnerabilities TYPO3 comes with the possibility to restrict editors to certain file actions (copy, delete, move etc.) and to restrict these actions to be performed in certain locations September 4, 2013 V-234: EMC RSA Archer GRC Open Redirection Weakness and Security Bypass Security Issue This fixes multiple vulnerabilities, which can be exploited to bypass certain security restrictions and to conduct spoofing attacks September 3, 2013 V-233: Red Hat update for JBoss Fuse This fixes multiple vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions and cause a DoS. August 28, 2013 V-229: IBM Lotus iNotes Input Validation Flaws Permit Cross-Site Scripting

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The role of the mobile medium in multichannel CRM communication  

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Research concerning the multichannel environment in different industries and contexts is increasing. However, the majority of studies fail to acknowledge the different characteristics of each individual channel. Therefore, this study takes a closer look at the mobile medium within the multichannel environment in CRM. More specifically, the purpose of this study is to examine the role of the mobile medium among other channels within multichannel CRM communication. Based on the purpose of the study, this research builds on an empirical single-case study in the airline industry. The findings of the study indicate that the mobile medium has an important, albeit complementary, role within multichannel CRM communication. The role is enhanced when the company takes into account the phase of the customer relationship and, moreover, the customers' travelling process.

Jaakko Sinisalo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Quantum-mechanical description of in-medium fragmentation  

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We present a quantum-mechanical description of quark-hadron fragmentation in a nuclear environment. It employs the path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics, which takes care of all phases and interferences, and which contains all relevant time scales, like production, coherence, formation, etc. The cross section includes the probability of pre-hadron (colorless dipole) production both inside and outside the medium. Moreover, it also includes inside-outside production, which is a typical quantum-mechanical interference effect (like twin-slit electron propagation). We observe a substantial suppression caused by the medium, even if the pre-hadron is produced outside the medium and no energy loss is involved. This important source of suppression is missed in the usual energy-loss scenario interpreting the effect of jet quenching observed in heavy ion collisions. This may be one of the reasons of a too large gluon density, reported by such analyzes.

B. Z. Kopeliovich; H. -J. Pirner; I. K. Potashnikova; Ivan Schmidt; A. V. Tarasov; O. O. Voskresenskaya

2008-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

62

Medium Modifications of Hadron Properties and Partonic Processes  

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Chiral symmetry is one of the most fundamental symmetries in QCD. It is closely connected to hadron properties in the nuclear medium via the reduction of the quark condensate , manifesting the partial restoration of chiral symmetry. To better understand this important issue, a number of Jefferson Lab experiments over the past decade have focused on understanding properties of mesons and nucleons in the nuclear medium, often benefiting from the high polarization and luminosity of the CEBAF accelerator. In particular, a novel, accurate, polarization transfer measurement technique revealed for the first time a strong indication that the bound proton electromagnetic form factors in 4He may be modified compared to those in the vacuum. Second, the photoproduction of vector mesons on various nuclei has been measured via their decay to e+e- to study possible in-medium effects on the properties of the rho meson. In this experiment, no significant mass shift and some broadening consistent with expected collisional broa...

Brooks, W K; Tsushima, K

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Demand response medium sized industry consumers (Smart Grid Project) | Open  

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response medium sized industry consumers (Smart Grid Project) response medium sized industry consumers (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Demand response medium sized industry consumers Country Denmark Headquarters Location Aarhus, Denmark Coordinates 56.162937°, 10.203921° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":56.162937,"lon":10.203921,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

64

Feature - Fuel Economy for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles  

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New Report Looks at Fuel Economy for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles New Report Looks at Fuel Economy for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles heavy duty trucks Argonne researcher Aymeric Rousseau was part of a National Academy of Science (NAS) committee established to make recommendations on improving and regulating fuel consumption for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. On March 31, the committee issued a report that evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of these vehicles. As a system analysis engineer at Argonne's Center for Transportation Research, Rousseau contributed his expertise on vehicle modeling and simulation to the committee, which was comprised of 19 members from industry, research organizations and academia. Rousseau, who leads the development of Argonne's PSAT and Autonomie software tools, helped the committee determine how modeling and simulation tools can be used to:

65

Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Through the Use of Environmentally Sound Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Through the Use of Environmentally Sound Technologies: : Assessing the Potential for the Development of Second-generation Biofuels in the ESCWA Region Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass Topics: Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices

66

Medium effects and jet fragmentation at the LHC  

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In this work we study the production of charged hadrons in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. We quantify the medium effects by calculating the nuclear ratio R{sub AA} as a function of the transverse momentum of the produced hadron. The main ingredients are the shadowing of the nuclear parton distributions, the jet energy loss and the fragmentation functions modified by the hot and dense medium. Our results are focused on the interplay of the different effects, and results are compared with recent LHC data.

Martins, S.; Mariotto, C. B.; Mackedanz, L. F. [Instituto de Matematica, Estatistica e Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Caixa Postal 474, CEP 96203-900, Rio Grande, RS (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

67

Energy Efficiency Programs for Small and Medium Sized Industry  

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site. In this paper, we will examine the ways in which decisions are made in small and medium-sized facilities. A review of existing energy efficiency programs geared toward this sector will be analyzed. We will look into some of the failures...

Shipley, A. M.; Elliott, R. N.

68

Isotope Effects and Medium Effects on Sulfuryl Transfer Reactions  

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Kinetic isotope effects and medium effects have been measured for sulfuryl-transfer reactions of the sulfate ester p-nitrophenyl sulfate (pNPS). The results are compared to those from previous studies of phosphoryl transfer, a reaction with mechanistic ...

Richard H. Hoff; Paul Larsen; Alvan C. Hengge

2001-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

69

Medium Term Planning & Scheduling under Uncertainty for BP Chemicals  

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for PTA PX. From crude oil to PTA From crude oil to PX Production Chains: Products & Applications Models for planning medium term operations Monthly production Inventory targets What proportion of demand should be satisfied from which inventory location ? Types of businesses: PX PTA Deterministic model represents: Global

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

70

Distributed Medium Access Control for Next Generation CDMA Wireless Networks  

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Distributed Medium Access Control for Next Generation CDMA Wireless Networks Hai Jiang, Princeton wireless networks are expected to have a simple infrastructure with distributed control. In this article, we consider a generic distributed network model for future wireless multi- media communications

Zhuang, Weihua

71

In-medium antikaon interactions and bound states  

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Correct treatment of subthreshold Kbar-N dynamics is mandatory in kaonic-atom and Kbar-nuclear bound-state calculations, as demonstrated by using in-medium chirally-based models of Kbar-N interactions. Recent studies of kaonic-atom data reveal appreciable multi-nucleon contributions. Kbar-nuclear widths larger than 50 MeV are anticipated.

Avraham Gal; Eli Friedman; Nir Barnea; Aleš Cieplý; Ji?í Mareš; Daniel Gazda

2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

72

In-medium antikaon interactions and bound states  

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Correct treatment of subthreshold Kbar-N dynamics is mandatory in kaonic-atom and Kbar-nuclear bound-state calculations, as demonstrated by using in-medium chirally-based models of Kbar-N interactions. Recent studies of kaonic-atom data reveal appreciable multi-nucleon contributions. Kbar-nuclear widths larger than 50 MeV are anticipated.

Gal, Avraham; Barnea, Nir; Cieplý, Aleš; Mareš, Ji?í; Gazda, Daniel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

The constitutive equations for an electrochemically polarizable medium  

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or in time. The general expression for the constitutive equations in these media may then be given by Fi(E(r, t), B(r, t), D(r, t), H(r, t), E(r, t), B(r, t), D(r, t}, H(r, t). . . )K; i=1. . . , , 6 (41) where the dependence on hi~~r order time... equations for a semi-conducting electrochsndcally polarizable medium ~ (49) (50) 26 F2(E(r, t), B(r, t), K(r, t), H(r, t)) = B -u H = 0 (51) where &, u, and & are the permittivity, perma&ility and conductivity of the medium respectively, written...

Benavidez, Alberto

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

74

An Improved Treatment of Cosmological Intergalactic Medium Evolution  

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The modeling of galaxy formation and reionization, two central issues of modern cosmology, relies on the accurate follow-up of the intergalactic medium (IGM). Unfortunately, owing to the complex nature of this medium, the differential equations governing its ionization state and temperature are only approximate. In this paper, we improve these master equations. We derive new expression for the distinct composite inhomogeneous IGM phases, including all relevant ionizing/recombining and cooling/heating mechanisms, taking into account inflows/outflows into/from halos, and using more accurate recombination coefficients. Furthermore, to better compute the source functions in the equations we provide an analytic procedure for calculating the halo mass function in ionized environments, accounting for the bias due to the ionization state of their environment. Such an improved treatment of IGM evolution is part of a complete realistic model of galaxy formation presented elsewhere.

Manrique, Alberto

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Field Evaluations (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses field evaluations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles performed by NREL. The project provides medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) test results, aggregated data, and detailed analysis, including 3rd party unbiased data (data that would not normally be shared by industry in an aggregated and detailed manner). Over 5.6 million miles of advanced technology MD and HD truck data have been collected, documented, and analyzed on over 240 different vehicles since 2002. Data, analysis, and reports are shared within DOE, national laboratory partners, and industry for R&D planning and strategy. The results help guide R&D for new technology development, help define intelligent usage of newly developed technology, and help fleets/users understand all aspects of advanced technology.

Walkowicz, K.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

The Baryon Catastrophe and the multiphase intracluster medium  

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We review the theories and observations which together have led to the concept of the Baryon Catastrophe: observations of the baryon fraction on the scale of clusters of galaxies appear to be at least three times as high as the universal baryon fraction predicted by the theory of primordial nucleosynthesis in a flat, $\\Omega_0 = 1$, universe. We investigate whether this discrepancy could be eliminated by treating the intracluster gas as a multiphase medium, and find that this treatment both lowers the calculated mass of gas in a cluster and increases the inferred gravitational potential. These combined effects can reduce the calculated baryon fraction by between a quarter and a half: the precise amount depends upon the volume fraction distribution of density phases in the gas but is independent of the temperature profile across the cluster. Thus moving to a multiphase intracluster medium cannot resolve the Baryon Catastrophe by itself; other possible causes and explanations are discussed.

K. F. Gunn; P. A. Thomas

1995-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

77

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles  

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9: April 25, 9: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on AddThis.com... Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age Medium trucks (class 3-6) were driven an average of 14,439 miles in 2002.

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What lepton pairs reveal about pions in the nuclear medium  

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We calculate the pion spectrum and its electromagnetic annihilation vertex in nuclear matter taking into account the strong ?N? interaction. For nuclear densities the pion kinetic energy is approximately compensated by the interaction, but also the free-pion annihilation matrix element is almost canceled by the contribution from the interaction with the medium. Consequently, the enhancement of the dilepton production rate due to the softening of the pion spectrum is strongly reduced.

C. L. Korpa and Scott Pratt

1990-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

79

New medium-speed engine combines best of two worlds  

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This article is concerned with the released details of a new, jointly-developed, medium-speed diesel engine designed to provide the best for two worlds - long service in severe North American locomotive applications, as well as in stationary and marine applications worldwide while meeting all current and known future emissions regulations both in Europe and United States. The diesel engine is elegant for its simplicity, and notable for its compact size, light weight and excellent fuel efficiency. 4 figs., 1 tab.

Johnson, P.; Walker, J.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Translating Indian miniature paintings into a time-based medium  

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in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Carol LaFayette Committee Members, Weiling He Michael Greenwald Head of Department, Tim McLaughlin May 2008 Major Subject...: Visualization Sciences iii ABSTRACT Translating Indian Miniature Paintings into a Time-based Medium. (May 2008) Aradhana Vaidya, B.Arch., Nagpur University, India Chair of Advisory Committee: Prof. Carol LaFayette The purpose of this research...

Vaidya, Aradhana

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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81

A CODEC for low to medium bit-rate video  

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(Members J. W. Howze (Head of Department) May 1990 A CODEC for Low to Medium Bit-rate Video. (May 1990) Victor Byron Taylor, B. S. , Texas A&M University; Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Jerry Gibson The compensated lattice quantizer (COMLAQ), is a... source coder/decoder (CODEC) designed for limited-motion videoconferencing applications. Our CODEC is based on four data compression strategies: lattice vector quantization, DPCM, transform coding, and simple interl'rame motion compensation. Designed...

Taylor, Victor Byron

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Commercial Reference Building: Medium Office | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Medium Office Medium Office Dataset Summary Description Commercial reference buildings provide complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus simulation software. Included here is data pertaining to the reference building type Medium Office for each of the 16 climate zones, and each of three construction categories: new construction, post-1980 construction existing buildings, pre-1980 construction existing buildings. The dataset includes four key components: building summary, zone summary, location summary and a picture. Building summary includes details about: form, fabric, and HVAC. Zone summary includes details such as: area, volume, lighting, and occupants for all types of zones in the building. Location summary includes key building information as it pertains to each climate zone, including: fabric and HVAC details, utility costs, energy end use, and peak energy demand.In total, DOE developed 16 reference building types that represent approximately 70% of commercial buildings in the U.S.; for each type, building models are available for three categories: new construction, post-1980 construction existing buildings, pre-1980 construction existing buildings. The commercial reference buildings (formerly known as commercial building benchmark models) were developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with three of its national laboratories.Additional data is available directly from DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Website, including EnergyPlus software input files (.idf) and results of the EnergyPlus simulations (.html).

83

El Paso Electric Company - Small and Medium System Renewable Energy  

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El Paso Electric Company - Small and Medium System Renewable Energy El Paso Electric Company - Small and Medium System Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase Program El Paso Electric Company - Small and Medium System Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Energy Sources Buying & Making Electricity Solar Wind Program Info Start Date 3/1/2009 State New Mexico Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Systems 10 kW or less: PV: $0.04/kWh for RECs produced for a period of 8 years Wind: $0.03 /kWh for RECs produced for a period of 8 years Systems greater than 10 kW and up to 100 kW: PV: $0.04/kWh for RECs produced for a period of 8 years Wind: $0.02 /kWh for RECs produced for a period of 8 years Systems greater than 100 kW and up to 1,000 kW:

84

Lube oil for medium-speed, heavy-fuel engines  

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A new generation of trunk-piston engine lube oils has been introduced by Chevron International Marine Lubricants for medium-speed, heavy-fuel, four-stroke engines. The new Chevron Delo 1000, 2000, 3000, and 3400 marine lubricants are specially designed for the demands of medium-speed diesel engines in today`s marine and stationary power markets. The new lube oil has been formulated to provide high levels of engine cleanliness, with low levels of wear. Testing by Chevron engineers shows that the new oils prevent the buildup of black sludge, a sticky, viscous deposit that can accumulate on the surfaces of medium-speed engines that run on heavy residual fuel. The performance of the new lube oils has been thoroughly evaluated by Chevron in a number of ongoing field tests. Results from 5000 hour teardown of a 6600 kW, model 6 MaK 601C engine in the cargo ship MV Germania serve as a good example of the field testing. 3 figs.

NONE

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium  

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Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium commercial buildings in California Title Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium commercial buildings in California Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Refereed Year of Publication 2012 Authors Bennett, Deborah H., William J. Fisk, Michael G. Apte, X. Wu, Amber L. Trout, David Faulkner, and Douglas P. Sullivan Journal Indoor Air Volume 22 Issue 4 Pagination 309-20 Abstract This field study of 37 small and medium commercial buildings throughout California obtained information on ventilation rate, temperature, and heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system characteristics. The study included seven retail establishments; five restaurants; eight offices; two each of gas stations, hair salons, healthcare facilities, grocery stores, dental offices, and fitness centers; and five other buildings. Fourteen (38%) of the buildings either could not or did not provide outdoor air through the HVAC system. The air exchange rate averaged 1.6 (s.d. = 1.7) exchanges per hour and was similar between buildings with and without outdoor air supplied through the HVAC system, indicating that some buildings have significant leakage or ventilation through open windows and doors. Not all buildings had sufficient air exchange to meet ASHRAE 62.1 Standards, including buildings used for fitness centers, hair salons, offices, and retail establishments. The majority of the time, buildings were within the ASHRAE temperature comfort range. Offices were frequently overcooled in the summer. All of the buildings had filters, but over half the buildings had a filter with a minimum efficiency reporting value rating of 4 or lower, which are not very effective for removing fine particles. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: Most U.S. commercial buildings (96%) are small- to medium-sized, using nearly 18% of the country's energy, and sheltering a large population daily. Little is known about the ventilation systems in these buildings. This study found a wide variety of ventilation conditions, with many buildings failing to meet relevant ventilation standards. Regulators may want to consider implementing more complete building inspections at commissioning and point of sale.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to  

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Medium-Speed Electric Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to  

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The Impact of Lubricant on Emissions from a Medium-Duty Diesel...  

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

on Emissions from a Medium-Duty Diesel Engine The Impact of Lubricant on Emissions from a Medium-Duty Diesel Engine 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: National Renewable Energy Lab...

89

Passage of a Bubble?Detonation Wave into a Chemically Inactive Bubble Medium  

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Passage of detonation waves from a chemically active bubble medium into a chemically inactive bubble medium is studied experimentally. The structure of ... pressures of these waves for different parameters of bubble

A. I. Sychev

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic random medium Sample Search...  

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39 Discrete-ordinates solution of short-pulsed laser transport in two-dimensional turbid media Summary: of the medium is L W 10 mm. The medium is anisotropically scattering with...

91

Operation Monitoring System Model of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Sichuan Province in 2012  

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It is a long-term strategic task for Sichuan province to vigorously develop small and medium enterprises. This paper uses the monitoring data of small and medium enterprises in Sichuan province in 2012 to esta...

Rui Wang; Yue Shen; Huijun Lin; Gongzong Yu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy  

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9: August 12, 9: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales on AddThis.com... Fact #229: August 12, 2002 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to  

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Medium-Speed Electric Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to  

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Low- and Medium-Speed Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

95

Jet Fragmentation in Medium and Vacuum with the PHENIX Detector  

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One of the most active areas of investigation in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is the study of the jet quenching phenomenon whereby hard partons lose their energy as they traverse the hot, dense matter created in such collisions. Strong parton energy loss has been observed in central nucleus-nucleus collisions as evidenced by the a large suppression of the yield of high pT hadrons as compared to the expected yield based on measurements in p+p collisions. Moreover, measurements of back-to-back correlations of charged hadrons suggest that jet shapes are strongly modified modified by the medium. The quantitative interpretation of single and di-hadron measurements is, however, complicated by the fact that the initial parton energy is unknown. A more informative measurement would be one in which the initial parton energy is known, allowing the determination of the fragmentation function, which may be effectively modified from its vacuum form by the presence of the medium. Two measurements in which the initial parton energy may be estimated are discussed in these proceedings: jet reconstruction and two- particle correlations using direct photons. Jet reconstruction in nuclear collisions is challenging due to the large background of soft particles, fluctuations of which give rise to fake jets. Direct photons can be used to estimate the initial parton energy of the recoil jet without recourse to jet reconstruction algorithms. However, such studies suffer from a smaller rate and the direct photon signal must be disentangled from a large background of decay photons. We present jet reconstruction results which use an algorithm suitable for a high multiplicity environment. We also present results of two-particle correlations using direct photons. These results are discussed in the context of medium modification to the fragmentation function.

Matthew Nguyen for the PHENIX Collaboration

2010-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

96

Process for modifying the metal ion sorption capacity of a medium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for modifying a medium is disclosed that includes treating a medium having a metal ion sorption capacity with a solution that includes: A) an agent capable of forming a complex with metal ions; and B) ions selected from the group consisting of sodium ions, potassium ions, magnesium ions, and combinations thereof, to create a medium having an increased capacity to sorb metal ions relative to the untreated medium.

Lundquist, Susan H. (White Bear Township, MN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

A New Cavity Design For Medium Beta Acceleration  

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Heavy duty or cw, superconducting proton and heavy ion accelerators are being proposed and constructed worldwide. The total length of the machine is one of the main drivers in terms of cost. Thus hwr and spoke cavities at medium beta are usually optimized to achieve low surface field and high gradient. A novel accelerating structure at beta=0.5 evolved from spoke cavity is proposed, with lower surface fields but slightly higher heat load. It would be an interesting option for pulsed and cw accelerators with beam energy of more than 200mev/u.

He, Feisi [Peking University, Beijing (China); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Wang, Haipeng [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Rimmer, Robert A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Nuclear medium effects in $?(\\bar?)$-nucleus deep inelastic scattering  

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We study the nuclear medium effects in the weak structure functions $F_2(x,Q^2)$ and $F_3(x,Q^2)$ in the deep inelastic neutrino/antineutrino reactions in nuclei. We use a theoretical model for the nuclear spectral functions which incorporates the conventional nuclear effects, such as Fermi motion, binding and nucleon correlations. We also consider the pion and rho meson cloud contributions calculated from a microscopic model for meson-nucleus self-energies. The calculations have been performed using relativistic nuclear spectral functions which include nucleon correlations. Our results are compared with the experimental data of NuTeV and CDHSW.

H. Haider; I. Ruiz Simo; M. Sajjad Athar; M. J. Vicente Vacas

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

99

Microscopic optical potentials of the nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering at medium energies  

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Microscopic optical potentials of the nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering at medium energies R interpreted in terms of the phenomenological optical model potential [1]. At medium and high energies of the optical model approach at medium energies has also some theoretical founda- tions. At a sufficiently large

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

100

WMAP constraints on the Intra-Cluster Medium  

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

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

2004-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Oil displacement through a porous medium with a temperature gradient  

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We investigate the effect of a temperature gradient on oil recovery in a two-dimensional pore-network model. The oil viscosity depends on temperature as, $\\mu_o=exp(B/T)$, where $B$ is a physico-chemical parameter depending on the type of oil, and $T$ is the temperature. A temperature gradient is applied across the medium in the flow direction. Initially, the porous medium is saturated with oil and, then, another fluid is injected. We have considered two cases representing different injection strategies. In the first case, the invading fluid viscosity is constant (finite viscosity ratio) while in the second one, the invading fluid is inviscid (infinite viscosity ratio). Our results show that, for the case of finite viscosity ratio, recovery increases with $\\Delta T$ independently on strength or sign of the gradient. For an infinite viscosity ratio, a positive temperature gradient is necessary to enhance recovery. Moreover, we show that, for $\\Delta T>0$, the percentage of oil recovery generally decreases (inc...

Oliveira, C L N; Herrmann, H J

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Energy flow along the medium-induced parton cascade  

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We discuss the dynamics of parton cascades that develop in dense QCD matter, and contrast their properties with those of similar cascades of gluon radiation in vacuum. We argue that such cascades belong to two distinct classes that are characterized respectively by an increasing or a constant (or decreasing) branching rate along the cascade. In the former class, of which the BDMPS, medium-induced, cascade constitutes a typical example, it takes a finite time to transport a finite amount of energy to very soft quanta, while this time is essentially infinite in the latter case, to which the DGLAP cascade belongs. The medium induced cascade is accompanied by a constant flow of energy towards arbitrary soft modes, leading eventually to the accumulation of the initial energy of the leading particle at zero energy. It also exhibits scaling properties akin to wave turbulence. These properties do not show up in the cascade that develops in vacuum. There, the energy accumulates in the spectrum at smaller and smaller e...

Blaizot, Jean-Paul

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Doppler effect in the oscillator radiation process in the medium  

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the radiation process of the charged particle passing through an external periodic field in a dispersive medium. In the optical range of spectrum we will consider two cases: first, the source has not eigenfrequency, and second, the source has eigenfrequency. In the first case, when the Cherenkov radiation occurs, the non-zero eigenfrequency produces a paradox for Doppler effect. It is shown that the absence of the eigenfrequency solves the paradox known in the literature. The question whether the process is normal (i.e. hard photons are being radiated under the small angles) or anomalous depends on the law of the medium dispersion. When the source has an eigenfrequency the Doppler effects can be either normal or anomalous. In the X-ray range of the oscillator radiation spectrum we have two photons radiated under the same angle- soft and hard. In this case the radiation obeys to so-called complicated Doppler effect, i.e. in the soft photon region we have anomalous Doppler effect and in the hard photon region we have normal Doppler effect.

Lekdar Gevorgian; Valeri Vardanyan

2011-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

104

Distortionless optical pulse propagation in a three-level medium  

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We report on computer-generated solutions to the coupled matter-field equations which provide the first evidence for distortionless optical pulse propagation in an absorbing medium of three-level atoms. The associated phenomenon represents the three-level equivalent of self-induced transparency in two-level atoms. Results have application to the propagation of short, coherent optical pulses in a medium in which the atoms have two distinct transition frequencies in near resonance with the pulse carrier frequency. We relate in particular to the case of pulse propagation in a magnetically perturbed sodium vapor where the pulse carrier frequency is tuned near the frequencies of the well-known sodium D lines. Here we obtain particular solutions corresponding to three and five peak pulses with "areas" of approximately 6? and 10?, respectively. The solutions are strongly supported by a number of analytical results. In particular, simple algebraic relations are found which give the populations of the levels in terms of the field variables.

J. Higginbotham; R. T. Deck; D. G. Ellis

1977-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Parton fragmentation in the vacuum and in the medium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present the mini-proceedings of the workshop on ``Parton fragmentation in the vacuum and in the medium'' held at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*, Trento) in February 2008. The workshop gathered both theorists and experimentalists to discuss the current status of investigations of quark and gluon fragmentation into hadrons at different accelerator facilities (LEP, B-factories, JLab, HERA, RHIC, and Tevatron) as well as preparations for extension of these studies at the LHC. The main physics topics covered were: (i) light-quark and gluon fragmentation in the vacuum including theoretical (global fits analyses and MLLA) and experimental (data from e+e-, p-p, e-p collisions) aspects, (ii) strange and heavy-quark fragmentation, (iii) parton fragmentation in cold QCD matter (nuclear DIS), and (iv) medium-modified fragmentation in hot and dense QCD matter (high-energy nucleus-nucleus collisions). These mini-proceedings consist of an introduction and short summ...

Albino, S; Arleo, F; Besson, D; Brooks, W; Buschbeck, B; Cacciari, M; Christova, E; Corcella, G; d'Enterria, D; Dolejsi, J; Domdey, S; Estienne, M; Hamacher, K; Heinz, M; Hicks, K; Kettler, D; Kumano, S; Moch, S -O; Muccifora, V; Pacetti, S; Perez-Ramos, R; Pirner, H -J; Pronko, A; Radici, M; Rak, J; Roland, C; Rudolph, G; Rurikova, Z; Salgado, C A; Sapeta, S; Saxon, D H; Seidl, R; Seuster, R; Stratmann, M; Tannenbaum, M J; Tasevsky, M; Trainor, T; Traynor, D; Werlen, M; Zhou, C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Parton fragmentation in the vacuum and in the medium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present the mini-proceedings of the workshop on ``Parton fragmentation in the vacuum and in the medium'' held at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*, Trento) in February 2008. The workshop gathered both theorists and experimentalists to discuss the current status of investigations of quark and gluon fragmentation into hadrons at different accelerator facilities (LEP, B-factories, JLab, HERA, RHIC, and Tevatron) as well as preparations for extension of these studies at the LHC. The main physics topics covered were: (i) light-quark and gluon fragmentation in the vacuum including theoretical (global fits analyses and MLLA) and experimental (data from e+e-, p-p, e-p collisions) aspects, (ii) strange and heavy-quark fragmentation, (iii) parton fragmentation in cold QCD matter (nuclear DIS), and (iv) medium-modified fragmentation in hot and dense QCD matter (high-energy nucleus-nucleus collisions). These mini-proceedings consist of an introduction and short summaries of the talks presented at the meeting.

S. Albino; F. Anulli; F. Arleo; D. Besson; W. Brooks; B. Buschbeck; M. Cacciari; E. Christova; G. Corcella; D. d'Enterria; J. Dolejsi; S. Domdey; M. Estienne; K. Hamacher; M. Heinz; K. Hicks; D. Kettler; S. Kumano; S. -O. Moch; V. Muccifora; S. Pacetti; R. Perez-Ramos; H. -J. Pirner; A. Pronko; M. Radici; J. Rak; C. Roland; G. Rudolph; Z. Rurikova; C. A. Salgado; S. Sapeta; D. H. Saxon; R. Seidl; R. Seuster; M. Stratmann; M. J. Tannenbaum; M. Tasevsky; T. Trainor; D. Traynor; M. Werlen; C. Zhou

2008-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

107

Geochemistry of Magnesium Silicate Carbonation in an Aqueous Medium  

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Geochemistry of Magnesium Silicate Geochemistry of Magnesium Silicate Carbonation in an Aqueous Medium (Carbon Mineralization) Jon Benner, Deb Bergfeld, Dave Bish, Darrin Byler, Bill Carey, Steve Chipera, George Guthrie, Klaus Lackner, Hans Ziock Hydrology, Geochemistry, Geology Group Los Alamos National Laboratory LA-UR-01-4206 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited George Guthrie gguthrie@lanl.gov 505-665-6340 Mineral Carbonation: Conversion of CO 2 into Carbonates * alkali carbonates too soluble * alkaline earth carbonates ideal sources: Ca-silicates (feldspar) Mg-silicates (olivine, serpentine, clays) Mg 2+ + CO 3 2- => MgCO 3 Mg 2 SiO 4 + 4H + => 2Mg 2+ + SiO 2(aq) Ultramafic rocks are an abundant Mg source (~0.2 km) 3 serpentine / GW-yr Challenges for Mineral-Carbonation

108

MERIX - medium resolution (R)IXS at the APS  

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MERIX MERIX MERIX is a medium energy resolution 6 circle diffractometer for non-resonant and resonant inelastic x-ray measurements. Detect Strip detector: dramatically more collected phonons at a given energy resolution compared to conventional detectors (principle of operation). Pin diode detector mounted on the two theta arm for final sample alignment Fluorescence detector: for absorption measurements on samples Spot size: focused horizontal x vertical = 45 um x 6 um, unfocussed = 2.2 mm x 0.4 mm Momentum resolution varies with incident energy but the angular acceptance of the analyzer is 5.7 degrees. This can be reduced with slits. Maximum two-theta is 90 (horizontal) and 62 (vertical). chi range is -15 to 20 or 75 to 110 (depending on which phi circle is used)

109

Some properties of convective oscillations in porous medium  

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Convective oscillations in porous media are studied numerically. A two-dimensional square, differentially heated cavity, filled with a saturated porous medium, is considered subject to linear harmonic oscillations in the vertical direction. The formulation is based on the Darcy-Boussinesq model. The problem includes three nondimensional parameters: the Rayleigh number for porous media Ra, its vibrational analog Ra{sub v}, and the nondimensional frequency f. The time-dependent Darcy-Boussinesq equations have been solved using a pseudo-spectral Chebyshev collocation method. The instantaneous fields of the established oscillatory regimes are presented. Also, some instantaneous and mean characteristics are studied and discussed. The distinctions from the case of viscous fluid alone are emphasized.

Khallouf, H.; Mojitabi, A. [Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France); Gershuni, G.Z. [Perm State Univ. (Russian Federation). Dept. of Theoretical Physics

1996-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

110

Nuclear structure studies with medium energy probes. [Northwestern Univ  

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Progress in the continuing program of experimental research in nuclear structure with medium-energy probes during the year 1979-1980 is reviewed, and the research activities planned for the year 1980-1981 are discussed. In the study of pion-induced reactions emphasis is placed on investigation of isovector characteristics of nuclear excitations and on double charge exchange reactions. Pion production studies form the major part of the program of experiments with proton beams of 400 to 800 MeV at LAMPF. Current emphasis is on the bearing of these investigations on di-baryon existence. The study of high-spin states and magnetic scattering constitute the main goals of the electron scattering program at Bates. Representative results are presented; completed work is reported in the usual publications. (RWR)

Seth, Kamal K.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Dynamics of filament formation in a Kerr medium  

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We have studied the large-scale beam breakup and filamentation of femtosecond pulses in a Kerr medium. We have experimentally monitored the formation of stable light filaments, conical emission, and interactions between filaments. Three major stages lead to the formation of stable light filaments: First the beam breaks up into a pattern of connected lines (constellation), then filaments form on the constellations, and finally the filaments release a fraction of their energy through conical emission. We observed a phase transition to a faster filamentation rate at the onset of conical emission. We attribute this to the interaction of conical emissions with the constellation which creates additional filaments. Numerical simulations show good agreement with the experimental results.

Centurion, Martin [Physics Department, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Pu Ye; Tsang, Mankei; Psaltis, Demetri [Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

112

Dynamics of filament formation in a Kerr medium  

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We have studied the large-scale beam breakup and filamentation of femtosecond pulses in a Kerr medium. We have experimentally monitored the formation of stable light filaments, conical emission, and interactions between filaments. Three major stages lead to the formation of stable light filaments: First the beam breaks up into a pattern of connected lines (constellation), then filaments form on the constellations, and finally the filaments release a fraction of their energy through conical emission. We observed a phase transition to a faster filamentation rate at the onset of conical emission. We attribute this to the interaction of conical emissions with the constellation which creates additional filaments. Numerical simulations show good agreement with the experimental results.

Martin Centurion; Ye Pu; Mankei Tsang; Demetri Psaltis

2005-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

113

Electrodynamic Casimir effect in a medium-filled wedge. II  

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We consider the Casimir energy in a geometry of an infinite magnetodielectric wedge closed by a circularly cylindrical, perfectly reflecting arc embedded in another magnetodielectric medium, under the condition that the speed of light be the same in both media. An expression for the Casimir energy corresponding to the arc is obtained and it is found that in the limit where the reflectivity of the wedge boundaries tends to unity the finite part of the Casimir energy of a perfectly conducting wedge-shaped sheet closed by a circular cylinder is regained. The energy of the latter geometry possesses divergences due to the presence of sharp corners. We argue how this is a pathology of the assumption of ideal conductor boundaries and that no analogous term enters in the present geometry.

Ellingsen, Simen Aadnoey; Brevik, Iver; Milton, Kimball A. [Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Oklahoma Center for High Energy Physics and H. L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

114

COSMIC RAY HEATING OF THE WARM IONIZED MEDIUM  

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Observations of line ratios in the Milky Way's warm ionized medium suggest that photoionization is not the only heating mechanism present. For the additional heating to explain the discrepancy, it would have to have a weaker dependence on the gas density than the cooling rate, {Lambda}n{sub e}{sup 2}. Reynolds et al. suggested turbulent dissipation or magnetic field reconnection as possible heating sources. We investigate here the viability of MHD-wave mediated cosmic ray heating as a supplemental heating source. This heating rate depends on the gas density only through its linear dependence on the Alfven speed, which goes as n{sub e}{sup -1/2}. We show that, scaled to appropriate values of cosmic ray energy density, cosmic ray heating can be significant. Furthermore, this heating is stable to perturbations. These results should also apply to warm ionized gas in other galaxies.

Wiener, Joshua; Peng Oh, S. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States); Zweibel, Ellen G. [Departments of Astronomy and Physics, and Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)] [Departments of Astronomy and Physics, and Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

115

Probing light sterile neutrinos in medium baseline reactor experiments  

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Medium-baseline reactor experiments (Double Chooz, Daya Bay and RENO) provide a unique opportunity to test the presence of light sterile neutrinos. We analyze the data of these experiments in the search of sterile neutrinos and also test the robustness of ?13 determination in the presence of sterile neutrinos. We show that existence of a light sterile neutrino state improves the fit to these data moderately. We also show that the measured value of ?13 by these experiments is reliable even in the presence of sterile neutrinos, and the reliability owes significantly to the Daya Bay and RENO data. From the combined analysis of the data of these experiments, we constrain the mixing of a sterile neutrino with ?m412?(10-3–10-1)??eV2 to sin?22?14?0.1 at 95% C.L.

Arman Esmaili; Ernesto Kemp; O. L. G. Peres; Zahra Tabrizi

2013-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

116

Medium Duty ARRA Data Reporting and Analysis (Presentation)  

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This project compiles medium-duty (MD) aggregated deployment data and provides the compiled detailed analyses to industry. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) deployment and demonstration projects are helping to commercialize technologies for all-electric vehicles, electrified accessories, and electric charging infrastructure. Over 3.2 million miles of in-service all-electric MD truck data from 560 different vehicles have been collected since 2011, and usage data from over 1,000 truck electrification sites have been collected since 2013. Through the DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office, NREL is working to analyze real-time data from these deployment and demonstration projects to quantify the benefits: results and summary statistics are made available through the NREL website as quarterly and annual reports; 23 aggregated reports have been published on the performance and operation of these vehicles; and detailed data are being extracted to help further understand battery use and performance.

Walkowicz, K.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Two-phase flow in a chemically active porous medium  

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We study the problem of the transformation of a given reactant species into an immiscible product species, as they flow through a chemically active porous medium. We derive the equation governing the evolution of the volume fraction of the species -- in a one-dimensional macroscopic description --, identify the relevant dimensionless numbers, and provide simple models for capillary pressure and relative permeabilities, which are quantities of crucial importance when tackling multiphase flows in porous media. We set the domain of validity of our models and discuss the importance of viscous coupling terms in the extended Darcy's law. We investigate numerically the steady regime and demonstrate that the spatial transformation rate of the species along the reactor is non-monotonous, as testified by the existence of an inflection point in the volume fraction profiles. We obtain the scaling of the location of this inflection point with the dimensionless lengths of the problem. Eventually, we provide key elements for optimization of the reactor.

Alexandre Darmon; Michael Benzaquen; Thomas Salez; Olivier Dauchot

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

118

Synthesis of Medium Ring Ethers. 5. The Synthesis of (+)-Laurencin  

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The eight-membered medium ring ether natural product (+)-laurencin 1 is the prototypical member of a growing family of marine natural product cyclic ethers isolated from red algae and those marine organisms which feed on Laurencia species. ... The reaction mixture immediately became yellow and gradually turned dark red as gas was evolved. ... We thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK for a research grant, Pfizer Central Research, and Corpus Christi College Cambridge for the award of a studentship and a Junior Research Fellow ship (J.W.B.), the Cambridge European Overseas Trust, Ciba (Novartis) and the Swiss Foundation for Gifted Students (scholarship to S.D.), and the Commission of the European Communities (TMR award to T.C.S.) for generous financial support. ...

Jonathan W. Burton; J. Stephen Clark; Sam Derrer; Thomas C. Stork; Justin G. Bendall; Andrew B. Holmes

1997-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

119

Nuclear Saturation with In-Medium Meson Exchange Interactions  

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We show that the assumption of dropping meson masses together with conventional many-body effects, implemented in the relativistic Dirac-Brueckner formalism, explains nuclear saturation. We use a microscopic model for correlated 2{pi} exchange and include the standard many-body effects on the in-medium pion propagation, which initially increase the attractive nucleon-nucleon (NN ) potential with density. For the vector meson exchanges in both the {pi}{pi} and NN sector, we assume Brown-Rho scaling which{emdash}in concert with {open_quotes}chiral{close_quotes} {pi}{pi} contact interactions{emdash}reduces the attraction at higher densities. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Rapp, R.; Durso, J.W.; Brown, G.E. [Department of Physics, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800 (United States)] [Department of Physics, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800 (United States); Machleidt, R. [Department of Physics, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844 (United States); Durso, J.W. [Physics Department, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States)] [Physics Department, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States)

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENT ON THE CIRCUMGALACTIC MEDIUM  

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The effect of environment on the circumgalactic medium (CGM) is investigated through a comparison of Ly{alpha} absorption line data in the Virgo Cluster and the field. This Letter uses the first systematic survey of background QSOs in and around the Virgo Cluster and large existing surveys of galaxies at low redshift. While previous studies found denser gas (higher equivalent width) closer to a galaxy (lower impact parameter), this correlation disappears in the Virgo environment. In addition, the covering fraction of the CGM is lower in the cluster environment than in the circumcluster environment and field. The results indicate that the CGM is suppressed for cluster galaxies while galaxies in the circumcluster environment have abundant CGM. The truncation of the CGM may result in the quenching of star formation through starvation. Our results also show that CGM surveys must consider the role of environment.

Yoon, Joo Heon; Putman, Mary E., E-mail: jhyoon@astro.columbia.edu [Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Medium effects in string-dilaton-induced neutrino oscillations  

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We consider the unconventional way to interpret the current data on solar neutrino oscillations as derived recently by Halprin and Leung from a string model based on the existence of the string dilaton field which remains massless in the low-energy world. The equivalence principle violation entailed by the existence of a massless dilaton may then produce neutrino oscillations even for neutrinos that are degenerate in mass. Here we calculate the medium-induced mass squared difference for solar neutrinos, which is due to their coherent interactions with the cosmic neutrino background and with solar plasma constituents. We show that this difference can naturally be large enough to satisfy the known experimental limits on the Just So solution as well as on the MSW solution of the solar neutrino problem.

R. Horvat

1998-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

122

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #382: July 25, 2005 New Medium and Heavy  

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2: July 25, 2005 2: July 25, 2005 New Medium and Heavy Truck Registrations by Fuel Type, 2004 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #382: July 25, 2005 New Medium and Heavy Truck Registrations by Fuel Type, 2004 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #382: July 25, 2005 New Medium and Heavy Truck Registrations by Fuel Type, 2004 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #382: July 25, 2005 New Medium and Heavy Truck Registrations by Fuel Type, 2004 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #382: July 25, 2005 New Medium and Heavy Truck Registrations by Fuel Type, 2004 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #382: July 25, 2005 New Medium and Heavy Truck Registrations by Fuel Type, 2004 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #382:

123

Magnetic and electric contributions to the energy loss in a dynamical QCD medium  

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The computation of radiative energy loss in a finite size QCD medium with dynamical constituents is a key ingredient for obtaining reliable predictions for jet quenching in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. It was previously shown that energy loss in dynamical QCD medium is significantly higher compared to static QCD medium. To understand this difference, we here analyze magnetic and electric contributions to energy loss in dynamical QCD medium. We find that the significantly higher energy loss in the dynamical case is entirely due to appearance of magnetic contribution in the dynamical medium. While for asymptotically high energies, the energy loss in static and dynamical medium approach the same value, we find that the physical origin of the energy loss in these two cases is different.

Magdalena Djordjevic

2011-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

124

Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping  

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Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping Study Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping Study The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting a scoping research study of small- and medium-sized building automation and control system needs. Project Description This project seeks to develop a scoping study to identify the building automation system needs-such as end-uses and systems to be controlled-and control capabilities for small- and medium-sized buildings. Researchers also plan to develop a case study to show that building controls for small- and medium-sized buildings can be cost-effective. The monitoring needs to ensure proper and persistent operations will also be identified.

125

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric  

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Low-Speed Vehicle and Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed

126

Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study  

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Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Michael Brambley, Ph.D. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael.Brambley@pnnl.gov (509) 375-6875 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Problem Statement * Less than 10% of the buildings have building automation systems (BAS) * Over 90% of buildings stock either: - small (<5,000 sf) or - medium-sized (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf)

127

Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study  

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Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Michael Brambley, Ph.D. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael.Brambley@pnnl.gov (509) 375-6875 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Problem Statement * Less than 10% of the buildings have building automation systems (BAS) * Over 90% of buildings stock either: - small (<5,000 sf) or - medium-sized (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf)

128

E-Print Network 3.0 - adaptive medium access Sample Search Results  

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physical layer of the Rice... . The flexible interrupt- driven interface between the PHY and the medium ... Source: Rice University, Center for Multimedia Communications...

129

Electric Field Calculations on Dry-Type Medium Voltage Current Transformers.  

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??This research presents potential and electric field calculations on medium voltage (MV) epoxy insulated outdoor current transformers (CTs) using a numeri-cal calculation approach. Two designs… (more)

Lakshmichand Jain, Sandeep Kumar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Medium Duty ARRA Data Reporting and Analysis  

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Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about medium...

131

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Field Evaluations  

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Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about medium...

132

E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic porous medium Sample Search...  

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Mathematics Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 21 Generalized radiative transfer equation for porous medium upscaling: application to the radiative Fourier...

133

Dyadic Green Function for an Electromagnetic Medium Inspired by General Relativity  

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The dyadic Green function for a homogeneous electromagnetic medium inspired by the spatiotemporally nonhomogeneous constitutive equations of gravitationally affected vacuum is derived.

Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Tom G. Mackay

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

134

Thermal Desorption of Water-Ice in the Interstellar Medium  

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Water (H2O) ice is an important solid constituent of many astrophysical environments. To comprehend the role of such ices in the chemistry and evolution of dense molecular clouds and comets, it is necessary to understand the freeze-out, potential surface reactivity, and desorption mechanisms of such molecular systems. Consequently, there is a real need from within the astronomical modelling community for accurate empirical molecular data pertaining to these processes. Here we give the first results of a laboratory programme to provide such data. Measurements of the thermal desorption of H2O ice, under interstellar conditions, are presented. For ice deposited under conditions that realistically mimic those in a dense molecular cloud, the thermal desorption of thin films (~50 molecular layers) is found to occur with zero order kinetics characterised by a surface binding energy, E_{des}, of 5773 +/- 60 K, and a pre-exponential factor, A, of 10^(30 +/- 2) molecules cm^-2 s^-1. These results imply that, in the dense interstellar medium, thermal desorption of H2O ice will occur at significantly higher temperatures than has previously been assumed.

Helen J. Fraser; Mark P. Collings; Martin R. S. McCoustra; David A. Williams

2001-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

135

Equilibration processes in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium  

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The Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium (WHIM) is thought to contribute about 40-50 % to the baryonic budget at the present evolution stage of the universe. The observed large scale structure is likely to be due to gravitational growth of density fluctuations in the post-inflation era. The evolving cosmic web is governed by non-linear gravitational growth of the initially weak density fluctuations in the dark energy dominated cosmology. Non-linear structure formation, accretion and merging processes, star forming and AGN activity produce gas shocks in the WHIM. Shock waves are converting a fraction of the gravitation power to thermal and non-thermal emission of baryonic/leptonic matter. They provide the most likely way to power the luminous matter in the WHIM. The plasma shocks in the WHIM are expected to be collisionless. Collisionless shocks produce a highly non-equilibrium state with anisotropic temperatures and a large differences in ion and electron temperatures. We discuss the ion and electron heating by the collisionless shocks and then review the plasma processes responsible for the Coulomb equilibration and collisional ionisation equilibrium of oxygen ions in the WHIM. MHD-turbulence produced by the strong collisionless shocks could provide a sizeable non-thermal contribution to the observed Doppler parameter of the UV line spectra of the WHIM.

A. M. Bykov; F. B. S. Paerels; V. Petrosian

2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

136

Energetic Electron Transport In An Inhomogeneous Plasma Medium  

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A review of the work carried out at IPR on energetic electron transport through an inhomogeneous plasma medium is presented in this article. A Generalized Electron Magnetohydrodynamic (G-EMHD) fluid model has been developed and employed for such studies. Novel observations such as (i) the trapping of electron current pulse structure in a high density plasma region, (ii) the formation of sharp magnetic field shock structures at the inhomogeneous plasma density layer (iii) and intense energy dissipation at the shock layer even in the collisionless limit are reported. The intense energy dissipation of the electron current pulse at the shock layer provides a mechanism whereby highly energetic electrons which are essentially collision-less can also successfully deposit their energy in a local region of the plasma. This is specially attractive as it opens up the possibility of heating a localized region of an overdense plasma (where lasers cannot penetrate) by highly energetic collision-less electrons. A direct application of this mechanism to Fast Ignition (FT) experiments is discussed.

Das, Amita [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar-382428 (India)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

137

The Impact of Galactic Feedback on the Circumgalactic Medium  

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Galactic feedback strongly affects the way galactic environments are enriched. We examine this connection by performing a suite of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations, exploring a range of parameters based on the galaxy formation model developed in Vogelsberger et al. 2013 (henceforth V13). We examine the effects of AGN feedback, wind mass loading, wind specific energy, and wind metal-loading on the properties of the circumgalactic medium (CGM) of galaxies with $M_\\text{halo} > 10^{11} M_\\odot$. Note that while the V13 model was tuned to match observations including the stellar mass function, no explicit tuning was done for the CGM. The wind energy per unit outflow mass has the most significant effect on the CGM enrichment. High energy winds launch metals far beyond the virial radius. AGN feedback also has a significant effect, but only at $z < 3$. We compare to high redshift HI and CIV observations. All our simulations produce the observed number of Damped Lyman-$\\alpha$ Absorbers. At lower column densi...

Suresh, Joshua; Vogelsberger, Mark; Genel, Shy; Torrey, Paul; Sijacki, Debora; Springel, Volker; Hernquist, Lars

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Method for producing low and medium BTU gas from coal  

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A process for producing low and medium BTU gas from carbonizable material is described which comprises: partly devolatizing the material and forming hot incandescent coke therefrom by passing a bed of the same part way through a hot furnace chamber on a first horizontally moving grate while supplying a sub-stoichiometric quantity of air to the same and driving the reactions: C + O/sub 2/ = CO/sub 2/; 2C + O/sub 2/ = 2CO discharging the hot incandescent coke from the end of the first grate run onto a second horizontally moving grate run below the first grate run in the same furnace chamber so as to form a bed thereon, the bed formed on the second grate run being considerably thicker than the bed formed on the first grate run, passing the hot incandescent coke bed on the second grate run further through the furnace chamber in a substantially horizontal direction while feeding air and stream thereto so as to fully burn the coke and in ratio of steam to air driving the following reactions: 2C + O/sub 2/ = 2CO; C + H/sub 2/O = H/sub 2/ + CO; C + 2H/sub 2/O = 2H/sub 2/ + CO/sub 2/; CO + H/sub 2/O = H/sub 2/ + CO/sub 2/ taking off the ash residue of the burned coke and taking off the gaseous products of the reactions.

Mansfield, V.; Francoeur, C.M.

1988-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

139

Nuclear thermodynamics and the in-medium chiral condensate  

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The temperature dependence of the chiral condensate in isospin-symmetric nuclear matter at varying baryon density is investigated using thermal in-medium chiral effective field theory. This framework provides a realistic approach to the thermodynamics of the correlated nuclear many-body system and permits calculating systematically the pion-mass dependence of the free energy per particle. One- and two-pion exchange processes, $\\Delta(1232)$-isobar excitations, Pauli blocking corrections and three-body correlations are treated up to and including three loops in the expansion of the free energy density. It is found that nuclear matter remains in the Nambu-Goldstone phase with spontaneously broken chiral symmetry in the temperature range $T\\lesssim 100\\,$MeV and at baryon densities at least up to about twice the density of normal nuclear matter, $2\\rho_0 \\simeq 0.3\\, $fm$^{-3}$. Effects of the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition on the chiral condensate at low temperatures are also discussed.

Salvatore Fiorilla; Norbert Kaiser; Wolfram Weise

2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

140

Extracting Star Formation Histories from Medium-resolution Galaxy Spectra  

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We adapt an existing data compression algorithm, MOPED, to the extraction of median-likelihood star formation (SF) histories from medium-resolution galaxy spectra. By focusing on the high-pass components of galaxy spectra, we minimize potential uncertainties arising from the spectro-photometric calibration and intrinsic attenuation by dust. We validate our approach using model high-pass spectra of galaxies with different SF histories covering the wavelength range 3650-8500 A at a resolving power of about 2000. We show that the method can recover the full SF histories of these models, without prior knowledge of the metallicity, to within an accuracy that depends sensitively on signal-to-noise ratio. The investigation of the sensitivity of the flux at each wavelength to the mass fraction of stars of different ages allows us to identify new age-sensitive features in galaxy spectra. We also highlight a fundamental limitation in the recovery of the SF histories of galaxies for which the optical signatures of intermediate-age stars are masked by those of younger and older stars. We apply this method to derive average SF histories from the highest-quality spectra of morphologically identified early- and late-type galaxies in the SDSS EDR [...]. We also investigate the constraints set by the high-pass signal in the stacked spectra of a magnitude-limited sample of SDSS-EDR galaxies on the global SF history of the Universe. We confirm that the stellar populations in the most massive galaxies today appear to have formed on average earlier than those in the least massive ones. Our results do not support the recent suggestion of a statistically significant peak in the SF activity of the Universe at redshifts below unity, although such a peak is not ruled out [abridged].

Hugues Mathis; Stephane Charlot; Jarle Brinchmann

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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141

BUOYANCY INSTABILITIES IN A WEAKLY COLLISIONAL INTRACLUSTER MEDIUM  

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The intracluster medium (ICM) of galaxy clusters is a weakly collisional plasma in which the transport of heat and momentum occurs primarily along magnetic-field lines. Anisotropic heat conduction allows convective instabilities to be driven by temperature gradients of either sign: the magnetothermal instability (MTI) in the outskirts of clusters and the heat-flux buoyancy-driven instability (HBI) in their cooling cores. We employ the Athena magnetohydrodynamic code to investigate the nonlinear evolution of these instabilities, self-consistently including the effects of anisotropic viscosity (i.e., Braginskii pressure anisotropy), anisotropic conduction, and radiative cooling. We find that, in all but the innermost regions of cool-core clusters, anisotropic viscosity significantly impairs the ability of the HBI to reorient magnetic-field lines orthogonal to the temperature gradient. Thus, while radio-mode feedback appears necessary in the central few Multiplication-Sign 10 kpc, heat conduction may be capable of offsetting radiative losses throughout most of a cool core over a significant fraction of the Hubble time. Magnetically aligned cold filaments are then able to form by local thermal instability. Viscous dissipation during cold filament formation produces accompanying hot filaments, which can be searched for in deep Chandra observations of cool-core clusters. In the case of MTI, anisotropic viscosity leads to a nonlinear state with a folded magnetic field structure in which field-line curvature and field strength are anti-correlated. These results demonstrate that, if the HBI and MTI are relevant for shaping the properties of the ICM, one must self-consistently include anisotropic viscosity in order to obtain even qualitatively correct results.

Kunz, Matthew W.; Stone, James M. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, 4 Ivy Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Bogdanovic, Tamara; Reynolds, Christopher S., E-mail: kunz@astro.princeton.edu, E-mail: jstone@astro.princeton.edu, E-mail: tamarab@astro.umd.edu, E-mail: chris@astro.umd.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

TEMPORAL SMEARING OF TRANSIENT RADIO SOURCES BY THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM  

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The temporal smearing of impulsive radio events at cosmological redshifts probes the properties of the ionized intergalactic medium (IGM). We relate the degree of temporal smearing and the profile of a scattered source to the evolution of a turbulent structure in the IGM as a function of redshift. We estimate the degree of scattering expected by analyzing the contributions to the scattering measure of the various components of baryonic matter embedded in the IGM, including the diffuse IGM, intervening galaxies, and intracluster gas. These estimates predict that the amount of temporal smearing expected at 300 MHz is typically as low as ?1 ms and suggests that these bursts may be detectable with low-frequency widefield arrays. A generalization of the dispersion-measure-scattering-measure relation observed for Galactic scattering to the densities and turbulent conditions relevant to the IGM suggests that scattering measures on the order of 10{sup –6} kpc m{sup –20/3} would be expected at z ? 1. This scattering is sufficiently low enough that its effects would not, for most lines of sight, be manifested in existing observations of the scatter broadening in images of extragalactic compact sources. The redshift dependence on the temporal smearing discriminates between scattering that occurs in the host galaxy of the burst and the IGM, with ?{sub host}?(1 + z){sup –3} if the scattering probes length scales below the inner scale of the turbulence or ?{sub host}?(1 + z){sup –17/5} if the turbulence follows a Kolmogorov spectrum. This differs strongly from the expected IGM scaling ?{sub IGM} ? z {sup 2} for z ?< 1 and (1 + z){sup 0.2–0.5} for z ?> 1.

Macquart, Jean-Pierre; Koay, Jun Yi, E-mail: J.Macquart@curtin.edu.au [ICRAR/Curtin University, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, Perth WA 6845 (Australia)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

143

Optimal Placement of the Wind Generators in the Medium Voltage Power Grid  

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The minimization of power losses in the medium voltage (MV) grid requires adjustment of network of power sources. This problem is particularly important for renewable energy sources, for example for the farms of wind generators. Their placement and nominal ... Keywords: medium voltage power grid, wind generators, genetic algorithms, parallel processing

Andrzej Jordan; Ryszard Szczebiot; Carsten Maple; Slawomir Cieslik

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaled physical modelling of anisotropic wave propagation: multioffset profiles over an orthorhombic medium  

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......in an azimuthally anisotropic medium: A physical...velocities in Cretaceous shales from the Williston...propagation in arbitrary anisotropic media, complexitie...modelled as Greenhorn shale (Jones & Wang 1981...in an azimuthally anisotropic medium: A physical...velocities in Cretaceous shales from the Williston......

R. James Brown; Don C. Lawton; Scott P. Cheadle

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Control System Development for an Advanced-Technology Medium-Duty Hybrid Electric Truck  

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diesel engine, an electric motor, a Lithium-Ion battery, and an Eaton automated manual transmission03TB-45 Control System Development for an Advanced-Technology Medium-Duty Hybrid Electric Truck and vehicle test results for a medium-duty hybrid electric truck are reported in this paper. The design

Grizzle, Jessy W.

146

Thermal recovery from a fractured medium in local thermal non-equilibrium Rachel Geleta,b,  

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effective stress is tensile near the injection well, illustrating the thermal contraction of the rock, whileThermal recovery from a fractured medium in local thermal non-equilibrium Rachel Geleta, Australia Abstract Thermal recovery from a hot dry rock reservoir viewed as a deformable fractured medium

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

147

Sound-insulation layer modelling in car computational vibroacoustics in the medium-frequency range  

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Sound-insulation layer modelling in car computational vibroacoustics in the medium-frequency range In a previous article, a simplified low- and medium-frequency model for un- certain automotive sound-insulation. In this paper, the insulation simplified model is implemented in an in- dustrial stochastic vibroacoustic model

Boyer, Edmond

148

Range imaging: a new method for high-resolution topographic measurements in small-and medium-  

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Range imaging: a new method for high-resolution topographic measurements in small- and medium is a useful complement or alternative to existing methods for high-resolution measurements in small- to medium has led to a dramatic increase in terrain information and opened up new opportunities for hydro- logic

Kirchner, James W.

149

Modeling evaporation from porous medium influenced by turbulent free flow Thomas Fetzer  

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toolbox freeflow (1p2c) direct numerical simulation Reynolds-averaged- Navier-Stokes (RANS) Stokes flow medium (2p2c) direct numerical simulation pore network modeling representative elementary volume (REV as a one-phase, two-component system (1p2c), the porous medium as a two-phase, two-component system (2p2c

Cirpka, Olaf Arie

150

Copper dissolution in bromide medium in the absence and presence of hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA)  

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Copper dissolution in bromide medium in the absence and presence of hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA) A of copper in bromide medium, in the absence and presence of hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA), has been studied, using electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical techniques. The copper dissolution in the absence

Brolo, Alexandre G.

151

Mathematical model and simulation of gas ow through a porous medium in high breaking capacity  

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Mathematical model and simulation of gas #29;ow through a porous medium in high breaking capacity, France. Abstract. A one-dimensional model is introduced to describe the gas #29;ow and the heat transfer model coupled with a porous medium model taking into account the mechanical interaction gas-silica sand

Sart, Remi

152

Analysis of moisture variability in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year  

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Analysis of moisture variability in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year reanalysis (ERA-15) moisture over the tropical oceans. Introduction [2] Because water vapor is the most significant green- house gas and it exhibits a strong

Allan, Richard P.

153

The features of a quantum description of radiation in an optically dense medium  

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This paper is devoted to the theory of quantum electromagnetic field in an optically dense medium. Self-consistent equations describing interaction between a quantum field and a quantum dielectric medium are obtained from the first principles, i.e., outside a phenomenological description. Using these equations, we found a transformation (of the Bogoliubov transformation type) that converts the operators of the "vacuum" field into operators of collective perturbations of the field and an ensemble of atoms, that is, photons in the medium. Transformation parameter is the refractive index of the wave mode considered. It is shown that besides the energy of the collective electromagnetic field, the energy of photons in the medium includes the energy of the internal degrees of freedom of the substance and the energy of near-field dipole interaction between atoms in the polarized medium. The concept of negative energy photons is introduced on the basis of self-consistent equations.

Tokman, M D; Vdovin, V V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Slow and fast light dynamics in a chiral cold and hot atomic medium  

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We study Chiral Based Electromagnetically Induced Transparency (CBEIT) of a light pulse and its associated subluminal and superluminal behavior through a cold and a hot medium of 4-level \\textit{double-Lambda type} atomic system. The dynamical behavior of this chiral based system is temperature dependent. The magnetic field based chirality and dispersion is always opposite as compared with the electric field ones. Contrastingly, the response of the chiral effect along with the incoherence Doppler broadening mechanism enhances the superluminal behavior as compared with its traditional degrading effect. Nevertheless, the intensity of a coupled microwave field destroys the coherence of the medium and degrade superluminality and subluminality of the sysmtem. The undistorted retrieved pulse from a hot chiral medium delays by $896 ns$ than from a cold chiral medium under same set of parameters. Nevertheless, it advances by $-31n s$ in the cold chiral medium when a suitably different spectroscopic parameters are sel...

Bacha, Bakht A; Nazmidinov, Rashid G

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

A Self-Consistent Approach for Calculating the Effective Hydraulic Conductivity of a Bimodal, Heterogeneous Medium  

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In this paper, we consider an approach for estimating the effective hydraulic conductivity of a 3D medium with a binary distribution of local hydraulic conductivities. The medium heterogeneity is represented by a combination of matrix medium conductivity with spatially distributed sets of inclusions. Estimation of effective conductivity is based on a self-consistent approach introduced by Shvidler (1985). The tensor of effective hydraulic conductivity is calculated numerically by using a simple system of equations for the main diagonal elements. Verification of the method is done by comparison with theoretical results for special cases and numerical results of Desbarats (1987) and our own numerical modeling. The method was applied to estimating the effective hydraulic conductivity of a 2D and 3D fractured porous medium. The medium heterogeneity is represented by a combination of matrix conductivity and a spatially distributed set of highly conductive fractures. The tensor of effective hydraulic conductivity is calculated for parallel- and random-oriented sets of fractures. The obtained effective conductivity values coincide with Romm's (1966) and Snow's (1969) theories for infinite fracture length. These values are also physically acceptable for the sparsely-fractured-medium case with low fracture spatial density and finite fracture length. Verification of the effective hydraulic conductivity obtained for a fractured porous medium is done by comparison with our own numerical modeling for a 3D case and with Malkovsky and Pek's (1995) results for a 2D case.

Pozdniakov, Sergey; Tsang, Chin-Fu

2004-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

156

The design of a compact integral medium size PWR : the CIRIS  

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The International Reactor Innovative and Secure (IRIS) is an advanced medium size, modular integral light water reactor design, rated currently at 1000 MWt. IRIS design has been under development by over 20 organizations ...

Shirvan, Koroush

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

The Application of Ultrasonic Energy into Liquid Mediums to Increase Effectiveness  

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The use of high frequency or ultrasonic vibrations transmitted into and through a suitable medium can increase solution effectiveness. This means that in a continuous cleaning process, ultrasonic activation of the cleaning solution can increase...

Goodman, M. A.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Energy Conservation Through Heating/Cooling Retrofits in Small and Medium-Sized Industrial Plants  

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This paper discusses energy conservation projects in the area of industrial environment heating and cooling that have been recommended by the Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) to small and medium-sized industries in Texas...

Saman, N.; Eggebrecht, J.

159

New materials for methane capture from dilute and medium-concentration...  

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New materials for methane capture from dilute and medium-concentration sources Previous Next List J. Kim, A. Maiti, L.-C. Lin, J. K. Stolaroff, B. Smit, and R. D. Aines, Nature...

160

Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Mixed Convection in a Driven Cavity Packed with Porous Medium  

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The problem of mixed convection in a driven cavity packed with porous medium is studied with lattice Boltzmann method. A lattice Boltzmann model for incompressible flow in porous media and another thermal lattice

Zhenhua Chai; Zhaoli Guo; Baochang Shi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

-MAC: An Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks  

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-MAC: An Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks Andre Barroso, Utz: ¡ a.barroso u.roedig c.sreenan¢ @cs.ucc.ie Abstract-- For the long-term deployment of wireless sensor

Roedig, Utz

162

Manipulating a non-classical state of light propagating through a multiply scattering medium  

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We use wavefront shaping methods to control non-classical states of light propagating through a multiply scattering medium. We experimentally show guiding of a single-photon into a...

Defienne, Hugo; Barbieri, Marco; Chalopin, Benoît; Chatel, Béatrice; Walmsley, Ian A; Smith, Brian; Gigan, Sylvain

163

Analysis of asset health : an approach to monitoring and diagnostics for medium voltage circuit breakers  

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The Medium Voltage Electric Industry is a very conservative and risk adverse sector that has undergone very little change in the past 30 years when compared to other technologically dependent activities; this reality is ...

Corona, Erick (Erick Gustavo)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Nucleonic and Electromagnetic Reaction Cross Sections of Medium and High Energy 11Li Projectiles  

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......has the low excitation energy around Ex~10 MeV...effects of Coulomb and nuclear potentials, Fermi motion...experimental results of medium energy and high energy reaction cross sections...Reaction Cross Sections 501 nuclear wave functions. The......

Michio Honma; Hiroyuki Sagawa

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

E-Print Network 3.0 - aeruginosa culture medium Sample Search...  

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AEM.71.10.61266133.2005 Summary: on isolate survival. To examine the effect of algal nutrient medium on M. aeruginosa culturability, we... and Fig. 1). We found a...

166

Effect of bed medium moisture on {alpha}-pinene removal by biofilters  

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In this study, laboratory scale continuous flow bioifilters were used to determine the effect of bed medium moisture on biofilter performance when treating off-gases containing {alpha}-pinene. Biofilters were packed using a proprietary wood waste bed medium and were operated at a flow rate of 700 ml of air per min, yielding an empty bed residence time of 2 minutes. For the bed medium moisture levels tested, a biofilter bed held at 100% moisture on a dry weight basis demonstrated the best overall {alpha}-pinene removal results. Volumetric productivity and percent removal were higher, while the time to reach maximum removal efficiency was decreased compared to biofilters operated at 40, 60 and 80% bed medium moisture. Results indicate that control of moisture in a biofilter is important for maximum removal of {alpha}-pinene.

Lee, B.D.; Apel, W.A.; Cook, L.L. [Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Nichols, K.M. [Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way, WA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

167

Investigations of an air starting motor of marine medium-speed diesel engine with numerical analyses  

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The marine medium-speed diesel engines are started by two methods; one is ... though air starting motor is dependent of the engine types and sizes, it has been widely...

Yeon Won Lee; Yoon Hwan Choi; Deog Hee Doh

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

A model for P-wave attenuation and dispersion in a porous medium ...  

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1Department of Exploration Geophysics, Curtin University of Technology, GPO ... poroelastic medium is obtained using propagator matrix approach applied to ... as highly compliant heterogeneities, thus allowing applications of the methods.

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2005-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

169

Thermal storage of solar energy as sensible heat at medium temperatures  

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A model has been solved in order to determine the thermal losses of a storage tank, where thermal energy is stored as sensible heat of a diathermic fluid at medium temperatures. A parametric analysis has been ...

C. Bellecci; A. Bonanno; M. Camarca; M. Conti; L. La Rotonda…

170

The response of the chlorobenzene-ethanol-trimethylpentane dosimeter to medium energy X-rays  

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Energy dependence of the radiation chemical yield of hydrochloric acid, G(HCl), of chlorobenzene-ethanol-trimethylpentane (CET) dosimetry system was investigated to medium energy X-rays (210, 150 and 120 kV maxim...

S. Miljani?; D. Ražem

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Organizational Learning and Knowledge Development Peculiarities in Small and Medium Family Enterprises  

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1 Organizational Learning and Knowledge Development Peculiarities in Small and Medium Family obstacles to organizational learning. Indeed, conservatism and independence orientation strongly influence Enterprises Abstract The aim of this theoretical contribution is to analyze the processes of organizational

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

172

The parametric Doppler effect upon reflection of light from a moving smooth inhomogeneity of a medium  

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The reflection of probe radiation from a smooth inhomogeneity of characteristics of a medium that propagates with a relativistic velocity is analyzed. Equations that describe the propagation of forward and bac...

N. N. Rosanov

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Hard and soft probe - medium interactions in a 3D hydro+micro approach at RHIC  

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We utilize a 3D hybrid hydro+micro model for a comprehensive and consistent description of soft and hard particle production in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC. In the soft sector we focus on the dynamics of (multi-)strange baryons, where a clear strangeness dependence of their collision rates and freeze-out is observed. In the hard sector we study the radiative energy loss of hard partons in a soft medium in the multiple soft scattering approximation. While the nuclear suppression factor $R_{AA}$ does not reflect the high quality of the medium description (except in a reduced systematic uncertainty in extracting the quenching power of the medium), the hydrodynamical model also allows to study different centralities and in particular the angular variation of $R_{AA}$ with respect to the reaction plane, allowing for a controlled variation of the in-medium path-length.

Bass, S A; Ruppert, J; Nonaka, C

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Emissions comparison between petroleum diesel and biodiesel in a medium-duty diesel engine  

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EMISSIONS COMPARISON BETWEEN PETROLEUM DIESEL AND BIODIESEL IN A MEDIUM-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE A Thesis by BRANDON T. TOMPKINS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2008 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering EMISSIONS COMPARISON BETWEEN PETROLEUM DIESEL AND BIODIESEL IN A MEDIUM-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE A Thesis by BRANDON T...

Tompkins, Brandon T.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

Chemical measurements of phosphorus avialability in some medium to fine textured soils  

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L]BRARY A A M COLLEGE OF TEXAS CHEMICAL MEASKKMEETS OF PHOSPHORUS AVAIIAHILITY IH SOME MEDIUM TO FINE TEXTURED SOILS HUGO A. VELASCO N. A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas... in Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree oi' MASTER OF SCIEECE MAJOR SUBJECT: AGRONOMY Nay, 1956 CHEMICAL MEASUREMENTS OF PHOSPHORUS AVAILABILITY IN SOME MEDIUM TO FINE TEXTURED SOILS A Thesis Hugo A. Velasco M. Approved as to style...

Velasco Molina, Hugo Alejo

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Green's Function expansion of scalar and vector fields in the presence of a medium  

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Based on a canonical approach and functional-integration techniques, a series expansion of Green's function of a scalar field, in the presence of a medium, is obtained. A series expansion for Lifshitz-energy, in finite-temperature, in terms of the susceptibility of the medium is derived and the whole formalism is generalized to the case of electromagnetic field in the presence of some dielectrics. A covariant formulation of the problem is presented.

Fardin Kheirandish; Shahriar Salimi

2010-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

177

Investigation into direct conversion with medium energy He-ion beams  

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INVESTIGATION INTO DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION WITH MEDIUM ENERGY HELIUM-ION BEAMS A Thesis by AVERY ALLAN GUILD-BINGHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering INVESTIGATION INTO DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION WITH MEDIUM ENERGY HELIUM-ION BEAMS A Thesis...

Guild-Bingham, Avery A.

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

178

Perceived environmental uncertainty and strategic alliances in small and medium-sized enterprises  

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This study analyses the importance that small and medium-sized enterprises attach to forming strategic alliances according to the environmental uncertainty they perceive. The uncertainty is obtained by applying Duncan's (1972) typology, combining environmental dynamism and complexity. A sample of small and medium-sized enterprises from the Canary Islands (Spain) was studied during 2005, and the Rasch methodology was applied together with non-parametric tests (Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney). The conclusion reached is that the greater the uncertainty perceived, the greater the importance small and medium-sized enterprises attach to strategic alliances. Furthermore, the group of small and medium-sized enterprises that perceive their environment as being highly uncertain and that attach more importance to forming strategic alliances are characterised by being larger than other small and medium-sized enterprises. This study makes an important contribution by considering the perceptions of managers of small and medium-sized enterprises as key determining factors in understanding these firms' strategic processes. This contribution is reinforced through the use of the Rasch methodology.

Ana Maria García-Pérez; Vanessa Yanes-Estévez; Juan Ramón Oreja-Rodríguez

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Slow and fast light dynamics in a chiral cold and hot atomic medium  

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We study Chiral Based Electromagnetically Induced Transparency (CBEIT) of a light pulse and its associated subluminal and superluminal behavior through a cold and a hot medium of 4-level \\textit{double-Lambda type} atomic system. The dynamical behavior of this chiral based system is temperature dependent. The magnetic field based chirality and dispersion is always opposite as compared with the electric field ones. Contrastingly, the response of the chiral effect along with the incoherence Doppler broadening mechanism enhances the superluminal behavior as compared with its traditional degrading effect. Nevertheless, the intensity of a coupled microwave field destroys the coherence of the medium and degrade superluminality and subluminality of the sysmtem. The undistorted retrieved pulse from a hot chiral medium delays by $896 ns$ than from a cold chiral medium under same set of parameters. Nevertheless, it advances by $-31n s$ in the cold chiral medium when a suitably different spectroscopic parameters are selected. The corresponding group index of the medium and the time delay/advance, are studied and analyzed explicitly [Note: A revise version is under preparation

Bakht A Bacha; Fazal Ghafoor; Rashid G Nazmidinov

2014-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

180

Method for electrically producing dispersions of a nonconductive fluid in a conductive medium  

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A method for use in electrically forming dispersions of a nonconducting fluid in a conductive medium that minimizes power consumption, gas generation, and sparking between the electrode of the nozzle and the conductive medium. The method utilizes a nozzle having a passageway, the wall of which serves as the nozzle electrode, for the transport of the nonconducting fluid into the conductive medium. A second passageway provides for the transport of a flowing low conductivity buffer fluid which results in a region of the low conductivity buffer fluid immediately adjacent the outlet from the first passageway to create the necessary protection from high current drain and sparking. An electrical potential difference applied between the nozzle electrode and an electrode in contact with the conductive medium causes formation of small droplets or bubbles of the nonconducting fluid within the conductive medium. A preferred embodiment has the first and second passageways arranged in a concentric configuration, with the outlet tip of the first passageway withdrawn into the second passageway.

DePaoli, David W. (Knoxville, TN); Tsouris, Constantinos (Oak Ridge, TN); Feng, James Q. (Fairport, NY)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Method for electrically producing dispersions of a nonconductive fluid in a conductive medium  

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A method is described for use in electrically forming dispersions of a nonconducting fluid in a conductive medium that minimizes power consumption, gas generation, and sparking between the electrode of the nozzle and the conductive medium. The method utilizes a nozzle having a passageway, the wall of which serves as the nozzle electrode, for the transport of the nonconducting fluid into the conductive medium. A second passageway provides for the transport of a flowing low conductivity buffer fluid which results in a region of the low conductivity buffer fluid immediately adjacent the outlet from the first passageway to create the necessary protection from high current drain and sparking. An electrical potential difference applied between the nozzle electrode and an electrode in contact with the conductive medium causes formation of small droplets or bubbles of the nonconducting fluid within the conductive medium. A preferred embodiment has the first and second passageways arranged in a concentric configuration, with the outlet tip of the first passageway withdrawn into the second passageway. 4 figs.

DePaoli, D.W.; Tsouris, C.; Feng, J.Q.

1998-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

182

System and method for monitoring water content or other dielectric influences in a medium  

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A sensor system is provided that measures water content or other detectable properties in a medium along the entire length of the sensor at any point in time. The sensor system includes an electromagnetic signal generator and a transmission line disposed in a medium to be monitored. Alternatively, the transmission line can be configured for movement across a medium to be monitored, or the transmission line can be fixed relative to a moving medium being monitored. A signal is transmitted along the transmission line at predetermined frequencies, and the signal is returned back along the transmission line and/or into an optional receive line in proximity to the transmission line. The returned signal is processed to generate a one-dimensional data output profile that is a function of a detectable property of the medium. The data output profile can be mapped onto a physical system to generate a two-dimensional or three-dimensional profile if desired. The sensor system is useful in a variety of different applications such as agriculture, horticulture, biofiltration systems for industrial offgases, leak detection in landfills or drum storage facilities at buried waste sites, and in many other applications.

Cherry, Robert S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Anderson, Allen A. (Firth, ID)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Medium-Term Risk Management for a Gas-Fired Power Plant  

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Medium-Term Risk Management for a Gas-Fired Power Plant Medium-Term Risk Management for a Gas-Fired Power Plant Speaker(s): Afzal Siddiqui Date: October 11, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-1099 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay Electricity sectors in many countries have been deregulated with the aim of introducing competition. However, as a result, electricity prices have become highly volatile. Stochastic programming provides an appropriate method to characterise the uncertainty and to derive decisions while taking risk management into account. We consider the medium-term risk management problem of a UK gas-fired power plant that faces stochastic electricity and gas prices. In particular, the power plant makes daily decisions about electricity sales to and gas purchases from spot markets over a monthly

184

China-Medium and Long Term Energy Conservation Plan | Open Energy  

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Medium and Long Term Energy Conservation Plan Medium and Long Term Energy Conservation Plan Jump to: navigation, search Name China-Medium and Long Term Energy Conservation Plan Agency/Company /Organization Government of China Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://www.beconchina.org/ener Country China UN Region Eastern Asia References China EE[1] Overview "Energy conservation is a long-term strategic guideline in China's economic and social development, and an extremely urgent matter at present. The NDRC has therefore formulated the Plan of Energy Conservation, which aims to push the whole society towards energy conservation and energy intensity reduction, to remove energy bottlenecks, to build an energy

185

Application of evolutionary algorithms for the planning of urban distribution networks of medium voltage  

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Abstract—Currently, an important issue in power distribution is the need to optimize medium voltage (mv) networks serving urban areas. This paper shows how an evolutionary algorithm can be used as the basis for the type of efficient algorithm such optimization demands. The search for optimal network solution will be restricted to a graph defined from the urban map, so each graph branch represents a trench. The solution space (networks) is assumed with “loop feeder circuits”: networks with two electrical paths from the high voltage/medium voltage (hv/mv) substations to the customers. In the optimization process, the investment and loss load costs are considered taking into account the constraints of conductor capacities and voltage drop. The investment costs will take into account that some cables can be lying in the same trench. The process was applied for a Spanish city of 200 000 inhabitants. Index Terms—Evolutionary algorithm, medium voltage network planning, network design, urban distribution network. I.

unknown authors

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Can the Abraham Light Momentum and Energy in a Medium Constitute a Lorentz Four-Vector?  

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By analyzing the Einstein-box thought experiment with the principle of relativity, it is shown that Abraham's light momentum and energy in a medium cannot constitute a Lorentz four-vector, and they consequentially break global momentum and energy conservation laws. In contrast, Minkowski's momentum and energy always constitute a Lorentz four-vector no matter whether in a medium or in vacuum, and the Minkowski's momentum is the unique correct light momentum. A momentum-associated photon mass in a medium is exposed, which explains why only the Abraham's momentum is derived in the traditional "center-of-mass-energy" approach. The EM boundary-condition matching approach, combined with Einstein light-quantum hypothesis, is proposed to analyze this thought experiment, and it is found for the first time that only from Maxwell equations without resort to the relativity, the correctness of light momentum definitions cannot be identified. Optical pulling effect is studied as well.

Changbiao Wang

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

187

Energy dependence of $\\bar{K}N$ interaction in nuclear medium  

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When the $\\bar{K}N$ system is submerged in nuclear medium the $\\bar{K}N$ scattering amplitude and the final state branching ratios exhibit a strong energy dependence when going to energies below the $\\bar{K}N$ threshold. A sharp increase of $\\bar{K}N$ attraction below the $\\bar{K}N$ threshold provides a link between shallow $\\bar{K}$-nuclear potentials based on the chiral $\\bar{K}N$ amplitude evaluated at threshold and the deep phenomenological optical potentials obtained in fits to kaonic atoms data. We show the energy dependence of the in-medium $K^{-}p$ amplitude and demonstrate the impact of energy dependent branching ratios on the $\\Lambda$-hypernuclear production rates. \\keywords{kaon-nucleon amplitude \\and nuclear medium \\and hypernuclei

A. Cieply

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

188

Propagation of sound waves through a spatially homogeneous but smoothly time-dependent medium  

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The propagation of sound through a spatially homogeneous but non-stationary medium is investigated within the framework of fluid dynamics. For a non-vortical fluid, especially, a generalized wave equation is derived for the (scalar) potential of the fluid velocity distribution in dependence of the equilibrium mass density of the fluid and the sound wave velocity. A solution of this equation for a finite transition period ? is determined in terms of the hypergeometric function for a phenomenologically realistic, sigmoidal change of the mass density and sound wave velocity. Using this solution, it is shown that the energy flux of the sound wave is not conserved but increases always for the propagation through a non-stationary medium, independent of whether the equilibrium mass density is increased or decreased. It is found, moreover, that this amplification of the transmitted wave arises from an energy exchange with the medium and that its flux is equal to the (total) flux of the incident and the reflected wave. An interpretation of the reflected wave as a propagation of sound backward in time is given in close analogy to Feynman and Stueckelberg for the propagation of anti-particles. The reflection and transmission coefficients of sound propagating through a non-stationary medium is analyzed in more detail for hypersonic waves with transition periods ? between 15 and 200 ps as well as the transformation of infrasound waves in non-stationary oceans. -- Highlights: •Analytically exact study of sound propagation through a non-stationary medium. •Energy exchange between the non-stationary medium and the sound wave. •Transformation of hypersonic and ultrasound frequencies in non-stationary media. •Propagation of sound backward in time in close analogy to anti-particles. •Prediction of tsunamis both in spatially and temporally inhomogeneous oceans.

Hayrapetyan, A.G., E-mail: armen@physi.uni-heidelberg.de [Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Grigoryan, K.K.; Petrosyan, R.G. [Yerevan State University, 1 Alex Manoogian Str., 0025 Yerevan (Armenia)] [Yerevan State University, 1 Alex Manoogian Str., 0025 Yerevan (Armenia); Fritzsche, S. [Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Fröbelstieg 3, D-07743 Jena (Germany) [Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Fröbelstieg 3, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

189

Axial thermal medium delivery tubes and retention plates for a gas turbine rotor  

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In a multi-stage turbine rotor, tubes are disposed in openings adjacent the rotor rim for flowing a thermal medium to rotor buckets and returning spent thermal medium. The tubes have axially spaced lands of predetermined wall thickness with thin-walled tube sections between the lands and of increasing thickness from the forward to the aft ends of the tubes. A pair of retention plates are carried on the aft end face of the aft wheel and straddle the tube and engage against a shoulder on the tube to preclude displacement of the tube in an aft direction.

Mashey, Thomas Charles (Coxsackie, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Recipient luminophoric mediums having narrow spectrum luminescent materials and related semiconductor light emitting devices and methods  

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Light emitting devices include a light emitting diode ("LED") and a recipient luminophoric medium that is configured to down-convert at least some of the light emitted by the LED. In some embodiments, the recipient luminophoric medium includes a first broad-spectrum luminescent material and a narrow-spectrum luminescent material. The broad-spectrum luminescent material may down-convert radiation emitted by the LED to radiation having a peak wavelength in the red color range. The narrow-spectrum luminescent material may also down-convert radiation emitted by the LED into the cyan, green or red color range.

LeToquin, Ronan P; Tong, Tao; Glass, Robert C

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

191

Visco-elastic fluid simulations of coherent structures in strongly coupled dusty plasma medium  

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A generalized hydrodynamic model depicting the behaviour of visco-elastic fluids has often been invoked to explore the behaviour of a strongly coupled dusty plasma medium below their crystallization limit. The model has been successful in describing the collective normal modes of the strongly coupled dusty plasma medium observed experimentally. The paper focuses on the study of nonlinear dynamical characteristic features of this model. Specifically, the evolution of coherent vorticity patches is being investigated here within the framework of this model. A comparison with Newtonian fluids and molecular dynamics simulations treating the dust species interacting through the Yukawa potential has also been presented.

Singh Dharodi, Vikram; Kumar Tiwari, Sanat; Das, Amita, E-mail: amita@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

192

In-medium nucleon-nucleon cross-sections with non-spherical Pauli blocking  

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We present a formalism to solve the Bethe-Goldstone scattering equation without the use of partial wave expansion which is alternative to the one we developed in a previous work. The present approach is more suitable for the calculation of in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections, which are the focal point of this paper. The impact of removing the spherical approximation on the angle and energy dependence of, particularly, in-medium proton-proton and proton-neutron differential cross sections is discussed along with its potential implication.

L. White; F. Sammarruca

2014-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

193

Visco-elastic fluid simulations of coherent structures in strongly coupled dusty plasma medium  

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A generalized hydrodynamic (GHD) model depicting the behaviour of visco-elastic fluids has often been invoked to explore the behaviour of a strongly coupled dusty plasma medium below their crystallization limit. The model has been successful in describing the collective normal modes of the strongly coupled dusty plasma medium observed experimentally. The paper focuses on the study of nonlinear dynamical characteristic features of this model. Specifically, the evolution of coherent vorticity patches are being investigated here within the framework of this model. A comparison with Newtonian fluids and Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations treating the dust species interacting through the Yukawa potential has also been presented.

Dharodi, Vikram Singh; Das, Amita

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Extending the scanning angle of a phased array antenna by using a null-space medium  

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By introducing a columnar null-space region as the reference space, we design a radome that can extend the scanning angle of a phased array antenna (PAA) by a predetermined relationship (e.g. a linear relationship between the incident angle and steered output angle can be achieved). After some approximation, we only need two homogeneous materials to construct the proposed radome layer by layer. This kind of medium is called a null-space medium, which has been studied and fabricated for realizing hyper-lenses and some other devices. Numerical simulations verify the performance of our radome.

Sun, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Omega transmission lines with applications to effective medium models of metamaterials  

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In this paper we introduce the concept of transmission lines with inherent bi-anisotropy and establish an analogy between these lines and volumetric bi-anisotropic materials. In particular we find under what conditions a periodically loaded transmission line can be treated as an effective omega medium. Two example circuits are introduced and analyzed. The results have two-fold implications: opening a route to emulate electromagnetic properties of bi-anisotropic omega media using transmission-line meshes and understanding and improving effective medium models of composite materials with the use of effective circuit models of unit cells.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Omega Transmission Lines with Applications to Effective Medium Models of Metamaterials  

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In this paper we introduce the concept of transmission lines with inherent bi-anisotropy and establish an analogy between these lines and volumetric bi-anisotropic materials. In particular, we find under what conditions a periodically loaded transmission line can be treated as an effective omega medium. Two example circuits are introduced and analyzed. The results have two-fold implications: opening a route to emulate electromagnetic properties of bi-anisotropic omega media using transmission-line meshes and understanding and improving effective medium models of composite materials with the use of effective circuit models of unit cells.

Vehmas, Joni; Tretyakov, Sergei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Casa de Cultura | Patos de Minas: spatial interventions to stimulate the development of a medium sized city in Brazil:.  

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??This final project studies an intervention in the area of public spaces and cultural identity of Patos de Minas, a medium sized city in Brazil… (more)

Van Loon, M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium  

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Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium relaxation tests, exploring subcritical to critical regimes. Transparency of the material (PMMA) allows kinetic crack propagation is usually referred to as sub-critical crack growth or sub- critical regime

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

199

Leak-rate of seals: effective medium theory and comparison with experiment  

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Seals are extremely useful devices to prevent fluid leakage. We present an effective medium theory of the leak-rate of rubber seals, which is based on a recently developed contact mechanics theory. We compare the theory with experimental results for seals consisting of silicon rubber in contact with sandpaper and sand-blasted PMMA surfaces.

B. Lorenz; B. N. J. Persson

2009-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

200

Color coherence in a heavy quark antenna radiating gluons inside a QCD medium  

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We compute the color coherence effects for soft gluon radiation off antennas containing heavy quarks in the presence of a QCD medium - in color singlet, triplet or octet global states. This work completes the studies of antenna radiation inside a medium which provide a useful picture of the relevance of interference effects in jet parton showers for the jet quenching phenomenon observed in high-energy nuclear collisions. The analysis is performed resumming the multiple scatterings of the partonic system with the medium. The main conclusion is that decorrelation due to color rotation is more effective in the case in which at least one of the emitters of the antenna is a heavy quark. This effect, present both for a heavy-quark-antiquark or a heavy-quark-gluon antenna is more relevant for the later or for the case in which the energies of the quark and antiquark are very different. The parameter controlling these effects involves the dead-cone angle. We find that interferences are cancelled, spoiling the color correlation of the pair, when $\\theta_{ DC}=M/E >>1/\\sqrt{\\omega L}$ where E and {\\omega} are the energies of the heavy quark and the radiated gluon and L is the medium length. In the case of a heavy-quark-antiquark antenna $t_{form}$ appears instead of L if the original splitting is symmetric. The presence or absence of interferences modifies the energy loss pattern.

Manoel R. Calvo; Manoel R. Moldes; Carlos A. Salgado

2014-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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201

A Game Theoretic Approach for Medium Access of Open Spectrum in Cognitive Radios  

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A Game Theoretic Approach for Medium Access of Open Spectrum in Cognitive Radios Madhusudhan R broadcast [2]. The U.S. DARPA Next Generation Com- open spectrum for spectrum agile radios that use spectrum radios. Spectrum funding Program (FP6) of the European Union are working agile radios operate in parts

Chronopoulos, Anthony T.

202

Optical saturation and extraction from the chemical oxygen-iodine laser medium  

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A rate equation model for the loaded gain of a flowing chemical oxygen-iodine laser is described. The solution of the model is obtained for the loaded gain when the medium is stimulated by a multimode field. It is shown that optical saturation of the COIL medium is governed by three parameters: the ratio of the collision to Doppler linewidth measuring how much of the total linewidth is accessed; a saturation parameter measuring the field strength required to overcome medium quenching; and a cross-relaxation parameter measuring the ability of the velocity and hyper-fine relaxation to restore homogeneity to the transition. Criteria for the saturation character, homogeneous, inhomogeneous, or mixed, are established. This gain model is used to parametrically examine the sensitivity of the loaded gain and optical extraction efficiency to cavity pressure and to the uncertainty in the magnitude of the velocity cross-relaxation rates. It is shown, under single-mode operating conditions, that the extraction efficiency increases as the rate of velocity cross-relaxation increases and that the saturation behavior of the medium can be totally changed by only modes changes in the cavity operating conditions. The implication when interpreting experimental data and scaling from low to high power operation are briefly discussed and it is shown that interpreting test data without consideration of the factors presented here can lead to substantial error in estimating the power available from the flow.

Copeland, D.A.; Bauer, A.H. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

In-medium effects for nuclear matter in the Fermi energy domain  

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We study nuclear stopping in central collisions for heavy-ion induced reactions in the Fermi energy domain, between $15$ and $100$ A\\,\\textrm{MeV}. Using the large dataset of exclusive measurements provided by the $4\\pi$ array \\emph{INDRA}, we determine the relative degree of stopping as a function of system mass and bombarding energy. We show that the stopping can be directly related to the transport properties in the nuclear medium. By looking specifically at free nucleons (here protons), we present for the first time a comprehensive body of experimental results concerning the mean free path, the nucleon-nucleon cross-section and in-medium effects in nuclear matter. It is shown that the mean free path exhibits a maximum at $\\lambda_{NN}=9.5 \\pm 2$ \\textrm{fm}, around $E_{inc}=35-40$ A\\,\\textrm{MeV} incident energy and decreases toward an asymptotic value $\\lambda_{NN}= 4.5 \\pm 1$ \\textrm{fm} at $E_{inc} = 100$ A\\,\\textrm{MeV}. After accounting for Pauli blocking of elastic nucleon-nucleon collisions, it is shown that the effective in-medium \\emph{NN} cross section is further reduced compared to the free value in this energy range. Therefore, in-medium effects cannot be neglected in the Fermi energy range. These results bring new fundamental inputs for microscopic descriptions of nuclear reactions in the Fermi energy domain.

O. Lopez; D. Durand; G. Lehaut; B. Borderie; M. F. Rivet; R. Bougault; E. Galichet; D. Guinet; N. Le Neindre; P. Marini; P. Napolitani; M. Pârlog; E. Rosato; G. Spadaccini; E. Vient; M. Vigilante

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

204

In-medium effects for nuclear matter in the Fermi-energy domain  

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Background: By looking specifically at free nucleons (here protons), we present for the first time a comprehensive body of experimental results concerning the mean free path, the nucleon-nucleon cross-section and in-medium effects in nuclear matter.

O. Lopez; D. Durand; G. Lehaut; B. Borderie; J. D. Frankland; M. F. Rivet; R. Bougault; A. Chbihi; E. Galichet; D. Guinet; M. La Commara; N. Le Neindre; I. Lombardo; L. Manduci; P. Marini; P. Napolitani; M. Pârlog; E. Rosato; G. Spadaccini; E. Vient; M. Vigilante (INDRA Collaboration)

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

MIMO Ad Hoc Networks: Medium Access Control, Saturation Throughput and Optimal Hop Distance  

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1 MIMO Ad Hoc Networks: Medium Access Control, Saturation Throughput and Optimal Hop Distance Ming in mobile ad hoc networks. Specifically, we focus on ad hoc networks where the spa- tial diversity technique technique can enhance the performance of mobile ad hoc networks significantly. Key words: ad hoc networks

Reisslein, Martin

206

Peculiarities of Rapid Pyrolysis of Biomass Covering Medium- and High-Temperature Ranges  

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Peculiarities of Rapid Pyrolysis of Biomass Covering Medium- and High-Temperature Ranges ... It is considered that rapid pyrolysis is the first step in both gasification and combustion, which occurs at the same temperature of gasification or combustion in an industrial gasifier or boiler. ...

Yan Zhang; Shiro Kajitani; Masami Ashizawa; Kouichi Miura

2006-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

207

Representing Energy Price Variability in Long-and Medium-term Hydropower Optimization  

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, 2002). The output of each hydropower plant is usually small relative to the overall energy market1 Representing Energy Price Variability in Long- and Medium- term Hydropower Optimization Marcelo A Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA Journal of Water

Pasternack, Gregory B.

208

Student placements in schools to support Welsh-medium delivery and pupil experience of  

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-medium education (ID:4) Outline University students are given the opportunity to complete a period of work.g. posters and signs in Welsh to decorate the classrooms and hallways. Further details Learning outcomes: The pupils' learning is enhanced through contact with a young person who is studying in higher education

Harman, Neal.A.

209

Diabetic Healthcare Awareness in Malaysia: The Role of Poster as a Communication Medium  

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Abstract Poster has been a medium of communication in public healthcare since World War I and II. During then, Europe, America and Soviet used poster to channel the minds of their society towards one common insight. From this iconic scenario, the term poster propaganda has emerged. To date, posters have been used extensively in many areas especially healthcare education. Poster in healthcare as particular is the tool and medium for health-behaviour change to attain healthcare awareness. In Malaysia, numerous diabetic campaigns on diabetic healthcare awareness with the aid of posters have been held throughout the country. The use of poster by the government is meant to trigger the public on the hazardous alarm of diabetes. However, despite various efforts from government to the public through diabetes posters, Malaysian diabetes statistic still increases drastically from 1.6 million in 2011 to 2.6 million in 2012. The huge increase in statistic invites an enquiry on the role of diabetic posters as a communication medium on diabetic healthcare awareness. This study explores public opinions through observation and interview in three different regions to describe and interpret public opinion on current diabetic posters. Beneficial entries from this study would go to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysian Diabetic Society and the public towards a better understanding on the role of diabetic poster as a communication medium in diabetic healthcare awareness.

Salinatin Mohamad Saleh; Mustaffa Halabi Hj. Azahari; Adzrool Idzwan Ismail

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Xylose utilizing zymomonas mobilis with improved ethanol production in biomass hydrolysate medium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Xylose-utilizing, ethanol producing strains of Zymomonas mobilis with improved performance in medium comprising biomass hydrolysate were isolated using an adaptation process. Independently isolated strains were found to have independent mutations in the same coding region. Mutation in this coding may be engineered to confer the improved phenotype.

Caimi, Perry G; Hitz, William D; Stieglitz, Barry; Viitanen, Paul V

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

211

Xylose utilizing Zymomonas mobilis with improved ethanol production in biomass hydrolysate medium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Xylose-utilizing, ethanol producing strains of Zymomonas mobilis with improved performance in medium comprising biomass hydrolysate were isolated using an adaptation process. Independently isolated strains were found to have independent mutations in the same coding region. Mutation in this coding may be engineered to confer the improved phenotype.

Caimi, Perry G; Hitz, William D; Viitanen, Paul V; Stieglitz, Barry

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

212

Numerical modeling of hydraulic fracture problem in permeable medium using cohesive zone model  

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Numerical modeling of hydraulic fracture problem in permeable medium using cohesive zone model-off dominated. We demonstrate the ability of our cohesive zone model in simulating the hydraulic fracture in all these propagation regimes. Keywords: Hydraulic fracture, Cohesive zone model, Finite element analysis, Hydro

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

213

Sample RoutesData Acquisition System Setup Medium Truck Duty Cycle (MTDC)  

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medium-duty vehicle energy efficiency research Collected Data Speed & Acceleration Fuel Consumption GPS real-world operations. Analysis of this data will provide information pertaining to the fuel Location Road Grade Engine Parameters Weight Brake and Tire Information Satellite Receiver eDAQ Data

214

Analysis of Organic Rankine Cycle for Low and Medium Grade Heat Source  

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Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) is an effective technique to generate power from low and medium temperature heat source, including industrial waste heat, solar heat, geothermal and biomass etc. Advantages of ORC are high efficiency, simple system, environment ... Keywords: organic Rankine cycle, new energy, waste heat recovery

Zhonghe Han; Yida Yu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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668 / JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING / JULY 1999 BACTERIAL TRANSPORT IN GAS-SPARGED POROUS MEDIUM  

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sparging a saturated porous medium produces a mobile water interface that was hypothesized to facilitate-aquifer remediation using bioaugmentation, more efficient meth- ods are needed to widely disperse pollutant-degrading bacteria in porous media. Under water-saturated condi- tions, bacteria readily adhere to soil particles

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Optically Transparent Porous Medium for Nondestructive Studies of Microbial Biofilm Architecture and Transport Dynamics  

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...1998. Handbook of polymers. Wiley-Interscience...Busscher. 1999. Models for studying initial...Ever see a water flood? Oil Gas J. 59...A new colloidal model system to study long-range...colloids within a model porous medium. Biofilms...0 Culture Media 0 Polymers 9002-84-0 Polytetrafluoroethylene...

Andrew P. Leis; Sven Schlicher; Hilmar Franke; Martin Strathmann

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

VALIDATION OF SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM OPERATIONAL SOLAR RADIATION FORECASTS IN THE US  

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, and medium term forecasts (up to seven days ahead) from numerical weather prediction models [1]. Forecasts radiation forecasting. One approach relies on numerical weather prediction (NWP) models which can be global modeling of the atmosphere. NWP models cannot, at this stage of their development, predict the exact

Perez, Richard R.

218

Chain elongation with reactor microbiomes: upgrading dilute ethanol to medium-chain carboxylates  

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through a reversed b-oxidation pathway.6­8 This bacterium uses ethanol as a source of carbon, energy for elongation by C. kluyveri, one molecule of ethanol is oxidized to acetic acid for metabolic energy.6 OpenChain elongation with reactor microbiomes: upgrading dilute ethanol to medium-chain carboxylates

Angenent, Lars T.

219

DOES ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ENABLE THE UPTAKE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN SOUTH AFRICA?  

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1 DOES ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ENABLE THE UPTAKE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN SOUTH AFRICA? G to electricity. The socio-political benefits of the national electrification programme are documented correlation of SMMEs and electricity access in poor rural areas does sem apparent. 1. INTRODUCTION The South

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Synthesis of energy technology medium-term projections Alternative fuels for transport and low carbon electricity  

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carbon electricity generation: A technical note Robert Gross Ausilio Bauen ICEPT October 2005 #12;Alternative fuels for transport and electricity generation: A technical note on costs and cost projections ................................................................................................................. 3 Current and projected medium-term costs of electricity generating technologies....... 4 Biofuels

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From fast to slow light in a resonantly driven absorbing medium Bruno Macke and Bernard Segard  

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the transmission time of the pulse center-of-mass (group delay), evidencing the relative contributions, 4]. More generally, due to the causality principle (originating the Kramers- Kronig relations), fast of a well-marked dip in the medium transmission and the pulse distortion resulting from the first order

Boyer, Edmond

222

PRINCIPLES OF ROBUST MEDIUM ACCESS AND AN APPLICATION TO LEADER ELECTION  

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PRINCIPLES OF ROBUST MEDIUM ACCESS AND AN APPLICATION TO LEADER ELECTION BARUCH AWERBUCH1, ANDREA nodes within transmission (and interference) range of each other, and we model the external disruptions-jammed time periods under any adversarial strategy above. The derived principles are also useful to build

Schmid, Stefan

223

Separation of iron from cobalt in nitrate medium using Cyanex-923 as extractant  

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A method for the separation of Fe(III) from Co(II) in nitric acid medium has been developed using 30% Cyanex-923 in n-dodecane. Nitric acid extraction studies (0.5 to 6.0M) as a function of Cyanex-923 concentrati...

S. A. Ansari; M. S. Murali; P. N. Pathak…

224

In-medium effects for nuclear matter in the Fermi energy domain D. Durand,1  

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In-medium effects for nuclear matter in the Fermi energy domain O. Lopez,1 D. Durand,1 G. Lehaut,1 of nuclear reactions in the Fermi energy domain. I. INTRODUCTION Transport properties in nuclear matter energy domain, transport features should exhibit the in- terplay between mean-field (nuclear degrees

Boyer, Edmond

225

A one-dimensional model of vertical gas plume migration through a heterogeneous porous medium  

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A one-dimensional model of vertical gas plume migration through a heterogeneous porous medium and consequent global warming. Ideally, the injected greenhouse gas stays in the injection zone for a geologic or inadvertently created conduits in the cap rock may result in a gas leakage from primary storage. Even

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

226

Crystallization and spectroscopic characterizations of medium-pore zeolites in the aluminoferrisilicate system  

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Results establish the important result that medium-pore aluminoferrisilicate zeolites can be synthesized, which have the ZSM-5-type structure, and have Fe/sup 3 +/ ions in both framework and non-framework sites. The non-framework cations would therefore serve as charge-balancing cations.

Iton, L.E.; Beal, R.B.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

On the sound field from a moving source in a viscous medium Michael J. Buckinghama)  

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for measuring the speed of sound in a marine sediment. The acoustic coupling across the air­sea interface, southern California6,7 in which a propeller-driven light aircraft was used as an acoustic source to the speed of sound in the local medium where the receiver is located, that is, the sedi- ment in the case

Buckingham, Michael

228

Applying Retirement-Planning Strategy to Sensor Networks: An Integrated Approach to Energy-Aware Medium Access  

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Applying Retirement-Planning Strategy to Sensor Networks: An Integrated Approach to Energy-Aware Medium Access Yunxia Chen, IEEE, Student Member, and Qing Zhao, IEEE, Member Department of Electrical-530-752-8428 Emails: {yxchen, qzhao}@ece.ucdavis.edu Abstract This report addresses the design of distributed medium

Islam, M. Saif

229

The Fracture Toughness of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) Including the Effects of Fiber Bridging and Crack-Plane Interference  

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1 The Fracture Toughness of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) Including the Effects of Fiber Bridging University, Corvallis, OR, USA Abstract The fracture toughness of medium density fiberboard (MDF) as a function of crack length (R curve) was measured. Fracture toughness was determined from force

Nairn, John A.

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Acta Phys. Hung. A 19/1 (2004) 000{000 In-medium properties of nucleon resonances  

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side: vacuum, right hand side: in the nuclear medium [5] In-medium modi#12;cations of mesons will also of the MAMI accelerator in Mainz. Measured was the photoproduction of mesons (#12;nal states #25; o X , #17;X is spontaneously broken. This is connected to a non-zero expectation value of scalar q#22;q pairs in the vacuum

Krusche, Bernd

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Save Energy Now Energy Assessments What Are the Benefits for Small and Medium Facilities?  

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February 19, 2009 February 19, 2009 Energy Assessments: What are the Benefits to Small and Medium Facilities? 2 Energy Assessments: What are the Benefits to Small and Medium Facilities? Webcast Agenda * Overview of Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program - Bill Prymak, US Department of Energy * Facility Assessment Process - Don Kasten, Rutgers University * Demonstration of IAC Website - Don Kasten/Michael B. Muller, Rutgers University * Q&A 3 DOE Industrial Technologies Goal: Drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017. 4 EERE Goals include * Dramatically reduce, or even end, dependence on foreign oil (Goal 1) * Increase the efficiency/ reduce the energy intensity of industry (Goal 6) ITP Goal Drive a 25% reduction in U.S. industrial energy intensity by 2017 in support of the Energy

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90.1 Prototype Building Models- Medium Office | Building Energy Codes  

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Models- Medium Office Models- Medium Office The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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Market Assessment of Biomass Gasification and Combustion Technology for Small- and Medium-Scale Applications  

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190 190 July 2009 Market Assessment of Biomass Gasification and Combustion Technology for Small- and Medium-Scale Applications David Peterson and Scott Haase National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A2-46190 July 2009 Market Assessment of Biomass Gasification and Combustion Technology for Small- and Medium-Scale Applications David Peterson and Scott Haase Prepared under Task No. IGST.9034 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Energy Assessments: What are the Benefits to Small and Medium Facilities?  

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

November 6, 2008 November 6, 2008 Energy Assessments: What are the Benefits to Small and Medium Facilities? 2 Energy Assessments: What are the Benefits to Small and Medium Facilities? Webcast Agenda * Overview of Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program - Bill Prymak, US Department of Energy * Facility Assessment Process - Don Kasten, Rutgers University * Demonstration of IAC Website - Michael B. Muller, Rutgers University * Q&A 3 DOE Industrial Technologies Goal: Drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017. 4 EERE Goals include * Dramatically reduce, or even end, dependence on foreign oil (Goal 1) * Increase the efficiency/ reduce the energy intensity of industry (Goal 6) ITP Goal Drive a 25% reduction in U.S. industrial energy intensity by 2017 in support of the Energy

235

Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR Signals  

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Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR Signals Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR Signals Speaker(s): Javier Matanza Domingo Date: December 14, 2011 - 1:30pm Location: 90-3075 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Maya Minamihara Power Line Communication (PLC) is currently considered an emerging technology and is attracting the attention of the scientific community due to the promise of new ways to transmit information. Since this transmission path reaches wherever electricity is present, one of the main motivations is its use in all kinds of energy-related applications. Some examples are: remote-metering, remote-control and demand management. However, not everything about PLC is advantageous, due to the fact that it uses a physical media, which was not designed for transmit information, and it

236

A Preliminary Study of Oxidation of Lignin from Rubber Wood to Vanillin in Ionic Liquid Medium  

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In this study, lignin was oxidised to vanillin by means of oxygen in ionic liquid (1,3-dimethylimidazolium methylsulphate) medium. The parameters of the oxidation reaction that have been investigated were the following: concentration of oxygen (5, 10, 15 and 20 ft3 h-1), reaction time (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 h) and reaction temperature (25, 40, 60, 80 and 100{\\deg}C). The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography and ultraviolet-visible analyses were used to characterise the product. The results revealed vanillin as the product obtained via the oxidation reaction. The optimum parameters of vanillin production were 20 ft3 h-1 of oxygen for 10 h at 100{\\deg}C. In conclusion, 1,3-dimethylimidazolium methylsulphate could be used as an oxidation reaction medium for the production of vanillin from rubber wood lignin.

Shamsuri, A A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Calculating alpha Eigenvalues in a Continuous-Energy Infinite Medium with Monte Carlo  

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The {alpha} eigenvalue has implications for time-dependent problems where the system is sub- or supercritical. We present methods and results from calculating the {alpha}-eigenvalue spectrum for a continuous-energy infinite medium with a simplified Monte Carlo transport code. We formulate the {alpha}-eigenvalue problem, detail the Monte Carlo code physics, and provide verification and results. We have a method for calculating the {alpha}-eigenvalue spectrum in a continuous-energy infinite-medium. The continuous-time Markov process described by the transition rate matrix provides a way of obtaining the {alpha}-eigenvalue spectrum and kinetic modes. These are useful for the approximation of the time dependence of the system.

Betzler, Benjamin R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiedrowski, Brian C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brown, Forrest B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martin, William R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

238

Fluid breakup during simultaneous two-phase flow through a three-dimensional porous medium  

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We use confocal microscopy to directly visualize the simultaneous flow of both a wetting and a non-wetting fluid through a model three-dimensional (3D) porous medium. We find that, for small flow rates, both fluids flow through unchanging, distinct, connected 3D pathways; in stark contrast, at sufficiently large flow rates, the non-wetting fluid is broken up into discrete ganglia. By performing experiments over a range of flow rates, using fluids of different viscosities, and with porous media having different geometries, we show that this transition can be characterized by a state diagram that depends on the capillary numbers of both fluids, suggesting that it is controlled by the competition between the viscous forces exerted on the flowing oil and the capillary forces at the pore scale. Our results thus help elucidate the diverse range of behaviors that arise in two-phase flow through a 3D porous medium.

Sujit S. Datta; Jean-Baptiste Dupin; David A. Weitz

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

239

Fusion cross sections for reactions involving medium & heavy nucleus-nucleus systems  

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Existing data on near-barrier fusion excitation functions of medium and heavy nucleus-nucleus systems have been analyzed using a simple diffused barrier formula derived assuming the Gaussian shape of the barrier height distributions. Fusion cross section is obtained by folding the Gaussian barrier distribution with the classical expression for the fusion cross section for a fixed barrier. The energy dependence of the fusion cross section, thus obtained, provides good description to the existing data on near-barrier fusion and capture excitation functions for medium and heavy nucleus-nucleus systems. The fusion or capture cross section predictions are especially important for planning experiments for synthesizing new super-heavy elements.

Atta, Debasis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Fusion cross sections for reactions involving medium & heavy nucleus-nucleus systems  

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Existing data on near-barrier fusion excitation functions of medium and heavy nucleus-nucleus systems have been analyzed using a simple diffused barrier formula derived assuming the Gaussian shape of the barrier height distributions. Fusion cross section is obtained by folding the Gaussian barrier distribution with the classical expression for the fusion cross section for a fixed barrier. The energy dependence of the fusion cross section, thus obtained, provides good description to the existing data on near-barrier fusion and capture excitation functions for medium and heavy nucleus-nucleus systems. The fusion or capture cross section predictions are especially important for planning experiments for synthesizing new super-heavy elements.

Debasis Atta; D. N. Basu

2014-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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241

A design study for a medium-scale field demonstration of the viscous barrier technology  

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This report is the design study for a medium-scale field demonstration of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory`s new subsurface containment technology for waste isolation using a new generation of barrier liquids. The test site is located in central California in a quarry owned by the Los Banos Gravel Company in Los Banos, California, in heterogeneous unsaturated deposits of sand, silt, and -ravel typical of many of the and DOE cleanup sites and particularly analogous to the Hanford site. The coals of the field demonstration are (a) to demonstrate the ability to create a continuous subsurface barrier isolating a medium-scale volume (30 ft long by 30 ft wide by 20 ft deep, i.e. 1/10th to 1/8th the size of a buried tank at the Hanford Reservation) in the subsurface, and (b) to demonstrate the continuity, performance, and integrity of the barrier.

Moridis, G. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States); Yen, P. [Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States); Persoff, P.; Finsterle, S.; Williams, P.; Myer, L.; Pruess, K. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (Book)  

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Today's fleets are increasingly interested in medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles that use alternative fuels or advanced technologies that can help reduce operating costs, meet emissions requirements, improve fleet sustainability, and support U.S. energy independence. Vehicle and engine manufacturers are responding to this interest with a wide range of options across a steadily growing number of vehicle applications. This guide provides an overview of alternative fuel power systems?including engines, microturbines, electric motors, and fuel cells?and hybrid propulsion systems. The guide also offers a list of individual medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models listed by application, along with associated manufacturer contact information, fuel type(s), power source(s), and related information.

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2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Quantum noise of white light cavity using double-pumped gain medium  

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Laser interferometric gravitational-wave detectors implement Fabry-Perot cavities to increase their peak sensitivity. However, this is at cost of reducing their detection bandwidth, which origins from the propagation phase delay of the light. The "white-light-cavity" idea, first proposed by Wicht et al. [Optics Communications 134, 431 (1997)], is to circumvent this limitation by introducing anomalous dispersion, using double-pumped gain medium, to compensate for such phase delay. In this article, starting from the Hamiltonian of atom-light interaction, we apply the input-output formalism to evaluate the quantum noise of the system. We find that apart from the additional noise associated with the parametric amplification process noticed by others, the stability condition for the entire system poses an additional constraint. Through surveying the parameter regimes where the gain medium remains stable (not lasing) and stationary, we find that there is no net enhancement of the shot-noise limited sensitivity. The...

Ma, Yiqiu; Zhao, Chunnong; Chen, Yanbei

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Trajectory of a body in a resistant medium: an elementary derivation  

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A didactical exposition of the classical problem of the trajectory determination of a body, subject to the gravity in a resistant medium, is proposed. Our revisitation is aimed at showing a derivation of the problem solution which should be as simple as possible from a technical point of view, in order to be grasped even by first-year undergraduates. A central role in our analysis is played by the so-called "chain rule" for derivatives, which is systematically used to remove the temporal variable from Newton's law to derive the differential equation of the Cartesian representation of the trajectory, with a considerable reduction of the overall mathematical complexity. In particular, for a resistant medium exerting a force quadratic with respect to the velocity our approach leads, in an elementary way, to the differential equation of the trajectory, which is subsequently solved by series expansion. A comparison of the polynomial approximants obtained by truncating such series with the solution recently propose...

Borghi, Riccardo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Dynamic analysis of shells of revolution submerged in an acoustic medium by the finite element method  

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of the spherical shell transformation matrix relating (q} and (u) for an element generalized added mass matrix due to radiated pressure matrix relating (q) and (I) for an element unknown source strength velocity of sound in fluid coupled equivalent nodal load... A method 1s presented for the evaluation of the displacements and the surface pressure which are induced by the harmonic exc1tation of a shell of revolution submerged in an acoustic medium. The method utilizes a source distribution approach...

Ng, Chi Kin

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Fate of QCD sum rules or fate of vector meson dominance in a nuclear medium  

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A current-current correlator with the quantum numbers of the omega meson is studied in a nuclear medium. Using weighted finite energy sum rules and dispersion relations for the current-nucleon forward scattering amplitude it is shown that strict vector meson dominance and QCD sum rules are incompatible with each other. This implies that at least one of these concepts -- which are both very powerful in the vacuum -- has to fade in the nuclear environment.

Stefan Leupold

2006-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

247

Solutions of Boltzmann`s Equation for Mono-energetic Neutrons in an Infinite Homogeneous Medium  

DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]

Boltzman's equation is solved for the case of monoenergetic neutrons created by a plane or point source in an infinite medium which has spherically symmetric scattering. The customary solution of the diffusion equation appears to be multiplied by a constant factor which is smaller than 1. In addition to this term the total neutron density contains another term which is important in the neighborhood of the source. It varies as 1/r{sup 2} in the neighborhood of a point source. (auth)

Wigner, E. P.

1943-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

248

Analysis of the Past and Future Trends of Energy Use in Key Medium- and  

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the Past and Future Trends of Energy Use in Key Medium- and the Past and Future Trends of Energy Use in Key Medium- and Large-Sized Chinese Steel Enterprises, 2000-2030 Title Analysis of the Past and Future Trends of Energy Use in Key Medium- and Large-Sized Chinese Steel Enterprises, 2000-2030 Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-6380E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Hasanbeigi, Ali, Zeyi Jiang, and Lynn K. Price Date Published 09/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Keywords china, decomposition, iron and steel industry, Low Emission & Efficient Industry Abstract The iron and steel industry is one of the most energy-intensive and polluting industries in China. This industry accounted for approximately 27% of China's primary energy use for the manufacturing industry in 2010. Also, China's steel production represented around 47% of the world steel production that year. Hence, reducing energy use and air pollutant emissions from the Chinese steel industry not only has significant implications for China but also for the entire world. For this reason, it is crucial and it is the aim of this study to analyze influential factors that affected the energy use of the steel industry in the past in order to try to quantify the likely effect of those factors in the future.

249

Effect of the cooling medium temperature on the thermal shock resistance of ceramic materials  

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Abstract The thermal shock behavior of ceramics with the cooling medium temperatures in the range 5 °C to 100 °C has been studied in detail by measuring the retained flexural strength after water quenching. The test materials is ZrO2(3Y). Results show that the thermal shock resistance of ceramics is very sensitive to the cooling medium temperature, even which is very low. When characterizing the thermal shock resistance of ceramics the effect of cooling medium temperature should be taken into account. A higher water-bath temperature may not correspond to a greater thermal shock resistance of ceramic materials owing to the effect of thermal shock initial temperature on the material properties. When the temperature difference in thermal shock is close to the critical temperature difference of rupture, a little change of which can cause a great change in the retained strength of materials. As the retained strength of materials is too sensitive to the temperature difference close to the critical temperature difference of rupture, it is unsuitable to use the critical temperature difference of rupture to characterize the thermal shock resistance of ceramic materials. This study shows some innegligible problems in the evaluation system for the thermal shock resistance of ceramic materials.

Weiguo Li; Ruzhuan Wang; Dingyu Li; Xueliang Shen; Haibo Kou; Daining Fang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Small- and Medium-Sized Commercial Building Monitoring and Controls Needs: A Scoping Study  

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Buildings consume over 40% of the total energy consumption in the U.S. A significant portion of the energy consumed in buildings is wasted because of the lack of controls or the inability to use existing building automation systems (BASs) properly. Much of the waste occurs because of our inability to manage and controls buildings efficiently. Over 90% of the buildings are either small-size (<5,000 sf) or medium-size (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf); these buildings currently do not use BASs to monitor and control their building systems from a central location. According to Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), about 10% of the buildings in the U.S. use BASs or central controls to manage their building system operations. Buildings that use BASs are typically large (>100,000 sf). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) were asked by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Program (BTP) to identify monitoring and control needs for small- and medium-sized commercial buildings and recommend possible solutions. This study documents the needs and solutions for small- and medium-sized buildings.

Katipamula, Srinivas; Underhill, Ronald M.; Goddard, James K.; Taasevigen, Danny J.; Piette, M. A.; Granderson, J.; Brown, Rich E.; Lanzisera, Steven M.; Kuruganti, T.

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

251

Evaporation-driven growth of large crystallized salt structures in a porous medium  

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Subflorescence refers to crystallized salt structures that form inside a porous medium. We report a drying experiment revealing major development of subflorescence in the dry region of the porous medium away from the liquid zone. Using a combination of image analyses and numerical computations, we show that the growth is directly correlated to the evaporation flux distribution along the boundary of the growing salt structure. This indicates that the salt is transported into the domain occupied by the salt structure in the porous medium up to the structure periphery, where salt deposition takes place. This is confirmed when a growing salt structure encounters dry subflorescence formed earlier during the drying process. The dry subflorescence is reimbibed and resumes its growth. The analysis also suggests that the solution within the growing subflorescence is in equilibrium with the crystallized salt wall. These results shed light on the growth mechanisms of subflorescence, a phenomenon that can play a fundamental role in several important issues such as carbon dioxide sequestration or salt weathering.

N. Sghaier; S. Geoffroy; M. Prat; H. Eloukabi; S. Ben Nasrallah

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

252

DYNAMICAL FRICTION IN A GASEOUS MEDIUM WITH A LARGE-SCALE MAGNETIC FIELD  

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The dynamical friction force experienced by a massive gravitating body moving through a gaseous medium is modified by sufficiently strong large-scale magnetic fields. Using linear perturbation theory, we calculate the structure of the wake generated by, and the gravitational drag force on, a body traveling in a straight-line trajectory in a uniformly magnetized medium. The functional form of the drag force as a function of the Mach number ({identical_to} V{sub 0}/c{sub s} , where V{sub 0} is the velocity of the body and c{sub s} is the sound speed) depends on the strength of the magnetic field and on the angle between the velocity of the perturber and the direction of the magnetic field. In particular, the peak value of the drag force is not near Mach number {approx}1 for a perturber moving in a sufficiently magnetized medium. As a rule of thumb, we may state that for supersonic motion, magnetic fields act to suppress dynamical friction; for subsonic motion, they tend to enhance dynamical friction. For perturbers moving along the magnetic field lines, the drag force at some subsonic Mach numbers may be stronger than at supersonic velocities. We also mention the relevance of our findings to black hole coalescence in galactic nuclei.

Sanchez-Salcedo, F. J., E-mail: jsanchez@astroscu.unam.mx [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico City (Mexico)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Concrete as a thermal energy storage medium for thermocline solar energy storage systems  

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Abstract Rising energy costs and the adverse effect on the environment caused by the burning of fossil fuels have triggered extensive research into alternative sources of energy. Harnessing the abundance of solar energy has been one of the most attractive energy alternatives. However, the development of an efficient and economical solar energy storage system is of major concern. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the cost per kilowatt hour electric from current technologies which utilize solar energy is high, estimated at approximately $0.15–$0.20/kW helectric, while the unit cost to store the thermal energy is approximately $30.00/kW hthermal. Based on traditional means of producing electricity (through burning fossil fuels), the unit cost of electricity is $0.05–$0.06/kW h. Clearly, current solar energy technologies cannot compete with traditional forms of electricity generation. In response, the DOE has established a goal of reducing the cost of solar generated electricity to $0.05–$0.07/kW helectric and achieving thermal storage costs below $15.00/kW hthermal. Reduction in the cost of the storage medium is one step in achieving the stated goal. In this research program economical concrete mixtures were developed that resisted temperatures up to 600 °C. This temperature level represents a 50% increase over the operating temperature of current systems, which is approximately 400 °C. However, long-term testing of concrete is required to validate its use. At this temperature, the unit cost of energy stored in concrete (the thermal energy storage medium) is estimated at $0.88–$1.00/kW hthermal. These concrete mixtures, used as a thermal energy storage medium, can potentially change solar electric power output allowing production through periods of low to no insolation at lower unit costs.

Emerson John; Micah Hale; Panneer Selvam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Characterization of In-Use Medium Duty Electric Vehicle Driving and Charging Behavior: Preprint  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) deployment and demonstration projects are helping to commercialize technologies for all-electric vehicles (EVs). Under the ARRA program, data from Smith Electric and Navistar medium duty EVs have been collected, compiled, and analyzed in an effort to quantify the impacts of these new technologies. Over a period of three years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has compiled data from over 250 Smith Newton EVs for a total of over 100,000 days of in-use operation. Similarly, data have been collected from over 100 Navistar eStar vehicles, with over 15,000 operating days having been analyzed. NREL has analyzed a combined total of over 4 million kilometers of driving and 1 million hours of charging data for commercial operating medium duty EVs. In this paper, the authors present an overview of medium duty EV operating and charging behavior based on in-use data collected from both Smith and Navistar vehicles operating in the United States. Specifically, this paper provides an introduction to the specifications and configurations of the vehicles examined; discusses the approach and methodology of data collection and analysis, and presents detailed results regarding daily driving and charging behavior. In addition, trends observed over the course of multiple years of data collection are examined, and conclusions are drawn about early deployment behavior and ongoing adjustments due to new and improving technology. Results and metrics such as average daily driving distance, route aggressiveness, charging frequency, and liter per kilometer diesel equivalent fuel consumption are documented and discussed.

Duran, A.; Ragatz, A.; Prohaska, R.; Kelly, K.; Walkowicz, K.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Production of Clostridium difficile toxin in a medium totally free of both animal and dairy proteins or digests  

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In the hope of developing a vaccine against Clostridium difficile based on its toxin(s), we have developed a fermentation medium for the bacterium that results in the formation of Toxin A and contains no meat or dairy ...

Demain, Arnold L.

256

Melting heat transfer effects on stagnation point flow of micropolar fluid saturated in porous medium with internal heat generation (absorption)  

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The effect of melting heat transfer on the two dimensional boundary layer flow of a micropolar fluid near a stagnation point embedded in a porous medium in the presence of internal heat generation/absorption is i...

M. A. A. Mahmoud; S. E. Waheed

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

The choice of resuspension medium for isolated rat liver nuclei: Effects on nuclear morphology andin vitro transcription  

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Standard protocols forin vitro...transcription assay (nuclear run-off) include 10–40% (v/v) glycerol (of various ionic strength) in the medium used for resuspension/storage of the isolated nuclei. In the...+ and ...

Roger Strand; Roald Bøe; Torgeir Flatmark

1994-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

258

Hydrogen Diffusion and Trapping Effects in Low and Medium Carbon Steels for Subsurface Reinforcement in the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository  

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The electrochemical hydrogen permeation method was used to investigate hydrogen transport, trapping characteristics of low (0.08 pct C) and medium carbon (0.44 pct C) steels proposed for the Yucca Mountain (YM) r...

Joshua Lamb; Venugopal Arjunan…

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

“Turn-Key” Open Source Software Solutions for Energy Management of Small to Medium Sized Buildings (DE-FOA-0000822)  

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Closed Total DOE Funding: $3 million This FOA seeks to develop a “turn key” Building Automation System using Open-Source software and architecture specifically tailored to small and medium buildings to advance opportunities for energy efficiency in this sector.

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The effect of Na+ montmorillonite (NaMMT) nanoclay on thermal properties of medium density fiberboard (MDF)  

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In this study, the potential use of nanotechnology was evaluated to improve the thermal properties of medium density fiberboard (MDF). For this, Na+ montmorillonite (NaMMT) nanoclay was added to urea formaldehyde...

Reza Zahedsheijani; Mehdi Faezipour…

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

What does the rho-meson do? In-medium mass shift scenarios versus hadronic model calculations  

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The NA60 experiment has studied low-mass muon pair production in In-In collisions at $158 {\\rm AGeV}$ with unprecedented precision. With these results there is hope that the in-medium modifications of the vector meson spectral function can be constrained more thoroughly than before. We investigate in particular what can be learned about collisional broadening by a hot and dense medium and what constrains the experimental results put on in-medium mass shift scenarios. The data show a clear indication of considerable in-medium broadening effects but disfavor mass shift scenarios where the $\\rho$-meson mass scales with the square root of the chiral condensate. Scaling scenarios which predict at finite density a dropping of the $\\rho$-meson mass that is stronger than that of the quark condensate are clearly ruled out since they are also accompanied by a sharpening of the spectral function.

Jorg Ruppert; Thorsten Renk

2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

262

Probing the isospin dependence of the in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections with radioactive beams  

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Within a transport model we search for potential probes of the isospin dependence of the in-medium nucleon-nucleon (NN) cross sections. Traditional measures of the nuclear stopping power are found sensitive to the magnitude but they are ambiguous for determining the isospin dependence of the in-medium NN cross sections. It is shown that isospin tracers, such as the neutron/proton ratio of free nucleons, at backward rapidities/angles in nuclear reactions induced by radioactive beams in inverse kinematics is a sensitive probe of the isospin dependence of the in-medium NN cross sections. At forward rapidities/angles, on the other hand, they are more sensitive to the density dependence of the symmetry energy. Measurements of the rapidity/angular dependence of the isospin transport in nuclear reactions will enable a better understanding of the isospin dependence of in-medium nuclear effective interactions.

Bao-An Li; Pawel Danielewicz; William G. Lynch

2005-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

263

Probing the isospin dependence of the in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections with radioactive beams  

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Within a transport model we search for potential probes of the isospin dependence of the in-medium nucleon-nucleon (NN ) cross sections. Traditional measures of the nuclear stopping power are found to be sensitive to the magnitude but they are ambiguous for determining the isospin dependence of the in-medium NN cross sections. It is shown that isospin tracers, such as the neutron/proton ratio of free nucleons, at backward rapidities and angles in nuclear reactions induced by radioactive beams in inverse kinematics are a sensitive probe of the isospin dependence of the in-medium NN cross sections. At forward rapidities and angles, in contrast, they are more sensitive to the density dependence of the symmetry energy. Measurements of the rapidity and angular dependence of the isospin transport in nuclear reactions will enable a better understanding of the isospin dependence of in-medium nuclear effective interactions.

Li Baoan [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Chemistry and Physics, Post Office Box 419, Arkansas State University, State University, Arkansas 72467-0419 (United States); Danielewicz, Pawel; Lynch, William G. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Extraction of uranium(VI) and plutonium(IV) with dihexylbutyramide and dihexylisobutyramide from nitric acid medium  

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The extraction of uranium(VI) and plutonium(IV) was carried out with two isomeric monoamides, dihexylbutyramide (DHBA) and dihexylisobutyramide (DHIBA) from nitric acid medium, usingn-dodecane as diluent. The pos...

G. M. Nair; D. R. Prabhu; G. R. Mahajan

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Spatial correction factors for YALINA Booster facility loaded with medium and low enriched fuels  

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The Bell and Glasstone spatial correction factor is used in analyses of subcritical assemblies to correct the experimental reactivity as function of the detector position. Besides the detector position, several other parameters affect the correction factor: the energy weighting function of the detector, the detector size, the energy-angle distribution of source neutrons, and the reactivity of the subcritical assembly. This work focuses on the dependency of the correction factor on the detector material and it investigates the YALINA Booster subcritical assembly loaded with medium (36%) and low (10%) enriched fuels. (authors)

Talamo, A.; Gohar, Y. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Bournos, V.; Fokov, Y.; Kiyavitskaya, H.; Routkovskaya, C. [Joint Inst. for Power and Nuclear Research-Sosny, 99 Academician A.K.Krasin Str, Minsk 220109 (Belarus)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Searching for dust in the intracluster medium from reddening of background galaxies  

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We report a search for the presence of dust in the intra-cluster medium based on the study of statistical reddening of background galaxies. Armed with the Red Sequence Cluster survey data, from which we extracted (i) a catalog of 458 clusters with z_clust = 0.005 pm 0.008, and = 0.000 pm 0.008] were found for galaxies background to the clusters, compared to the references. Assuming a Galactic extinction law, we derive an average visual extinction of = 0.004 pm 0.010 towards the inner 1x R_200 of clusters.

Sebastien Muller; Szu-Ying Wu; Bau-Ching Hsieh; Rosa Gonzalez; Laurent Loinard; Howard Yee; Mike Gladders

2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

267

K+ Total Cross-Sections on C-12 and Medium Effects in Nuclei  

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2 target was determined in an independent experi- ment using a neutron beam from the Brookhaven High Flux Beam Reactor, in which 2.224 MeV p rays from the iH(n, p)~H reaction were detected with a germanium de- tector. It was found that a sample..., with differing nucleon densities, might reveal medium effects. Such a comparison was originally suggested by Siegel, Kaufmann, and Gibbs [7]. Their suggestions strongly motivated the present experi- ment which was conceived to test their predictions...

Krauss, R. A.; Alster, J.; Ashery, D.; Bart, S.; Chrien, R. E.; Hiebert, John C.; Johnson, R. R.; Kishimoto, T.; Mardor, I.; Mardor, Y.; Moinester, M. A.; Olshevsky, R.; Piasetzky, E.; Pile, P. H.; Sawafta, R.; Stearns, R. L.; Sutter, R. J.; WEISS, R.; Yavin, A. I.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of medium-temperature Sasol–Lurgi gasifier coal tar pitch  

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Medium-temperature gasifier pitch (MTP) is only partly soluble in acetonitrile, methanol and ethanol. Single-stage pitch extraction with a large quantity of methanol yielded two liquid phases containing 76 wt.% and 27 wt.% pitch respectively. The pitch fractions recovered from these two phases featured similar aromaticity indices. However, the pitch from the pitch-rich phase had a higher average molar mass and gave an improved carbon yield at 1000 °C. Analysis of the methanol-insoluble pitch fraction showed that methanol extraction at reflux temperatures effectively removed boronic acid model compounds from pitch samples spiked with the same.

Gedion Papole; Walter W. Focke; Ncholu Manyala

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Emulsified fuel testing in a medium speed diesel engine. Final report Feb 81-Apr 82  

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Medium-speed diesel engine testing of fuel-water emulsification with various grades of diesel fuel was conducted in order to determine the effect of water emulsification on engine performance. Emulsions from 0 to 12% water (by volume) were test run with various water particle sizes, injection timings, and engine loads with four separate fuels: Marine diesel, 1500 SR1, 3500 SR1, and 5000 SR1. Experimental results are presented for the basic engine performance areas for the various conditions run, focusing mainly on the effects of water emulsification on fuel consumption, exhaust emissions, and engine component wear rates. Details of the emulsification system are also discussed.

Barich, J.J.; Hinrichs, T.L.; Pearce, K.R.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Orthopositronium-orthopositronium scattering using the close-coupling approximation at medium energies  

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Elastic and excitation (single and double) cross sections (n{<=}3) of orthopositronium-orthopositronium (o-Ps-o-Ps) scattering system are predicted using eigenstate close-coupling approximation at medium energies. The partial wave cross sections have shown a peculiar feature. The static exchange results and other inelastic cross sections for even parity transitions only survive for even values of partial wave and vice versa like Born-Oppenheimer (BO) cross sections. To the best of our knowledge, this feature has not been noticed for other systems. Our results are nearly convergent with added eigenstates and elastic and excitation cross sections are compared with their corresponding BO predictions.

Chakraborty, Sumana; Ghosh, A. S. [Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700 032 (India)

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

271

Effect of nucleon and hadron structure changes in-medium and its impact on observables  

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We study the effect of hadron structure changes in a nuclear medium using the quark-meson coupling (QMC) model. The QMC model is based on a mean field description of non-overlapping nucleon (or baryon) bags bound by the self-consistent exchange of scalar and vector mesons in the isoscalar and isovector channels. The model is extended to investigate the properties of finite nuclei, in which, using the Born-Oppenheimer approximation to describe the interacting quark-meson system, one can derive the effective equation of motion for the nucleon (or baryon), as well as the self-consistent equations for the meson mean fields.

K. Saito; K. Tsushima; A.W. Thomas

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

272

Medium-Heavy Nuclei from Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions in Lattice QCD  

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On the basis of the Brueckner-Hartree-Fock method with the nucleon-nucleon forces obtained from lattice QCD simulations, the properties of the medium-heavy doubly-magic nuclei such as 16^O and 40^Ca are investigated. We found that those nuclei are bound for the pseudo-scalar meson mass M_PS ~ 470 MeV. The mass number dependence of the binding energies, single-particle spectra and density distributions are qualitatively consistent with those expected from empirical data at the physical point, although these hypothetical nuclei at heavy quark mass have smaller binding energies than the real nuclei.

Inoue, Takashi; Charron, Bruno; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Medium-Heavy Nuclei from Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions in Lattice QCD  

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On the basis of the Brueckner-Hartree-Fock method with the nucleon-nucleon forces obtained from lattice QCD simulations, the properties of the medium-heavy doubly-magic nuclei such as 16^O and 40^Ca are investigated. We found that those nuclei are bound for the pseudo-scalar meson mass M_PS ~ 470 MeV. The mass number dependence of the binding energies, single-particle spectra and density distributions are qualitatively consistent with those expected from empirical data at the physical point, although these hypothetical nuclei at heavy quark mass have smaller binding energies than the real nuclei.

Takashi Inoue; Sinya Aoki; Bruno Charron; Takumi Doi; Tetsuo Hatsuda; Yoichi Ikeda; Noriyoshi Ishii; Keiko Murano; Hidekatsu Nemura; Kenji Sasaki

2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

274

The role of information technology in small and medium enterprises in the Brazilian oil offshore industry  

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Suppliers of oil companies, even Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), have to strive for continuous technological development and excellence at management. In this scenario, the adequate use of Information Technology (IT) stands out as a supporting factor for the success in competition. This paper brings together the considerations found in the literature about the advantages, difficulties, causes of failure and success factors. From a case study carried out in the State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) ? Brazil, the paper points out some characteristics of the adoption and the use of IT that are common among small firms in general and to other peculiarities observed in the sector of offshore maintenance.

Francisco Duarte; Suzana Dantas Hecksher; Roberto dos Santos Bartholo Junior

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Qubit transfer between photons at telecom and visible wavelengths in a slow-light atomic medium  

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We propose a method that enables efficient conversion of quantum information frequency between different regions of spectrum of light based on recently demonstrated strong parametric coupling between two narrow-band single-photon pulses propagating in a slow-light atomic medium [1]. We show that an input qubit at telecom wavelength is transformed into another at visible domain in a lossless and shape-conserving manner while keeping the initial quantum coherence and entanglement. These transformations can be realized with a quantum efficiency close to its maximum value.

A. Gogyan

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

276

Kinetic studies of dry sorent for medium temperature applications. Final report  

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The purpose of this project is to investigate the fundamental nature of sorbent reactivity and reaction kinetics in the medium temperature range from 600{degrees}F (316{degrees}C) to 1200{degrees}F (649{degrees}C) available in the convective pass of a boiler upstream of the economizer, where dry sorbents are injected to remove SO{sub 2} from the flue gas. Research focuses on the mechanisms of sorbent- flue gas interaction under economizer and hot baghouse conditions utilizing the experimental setup and the results of the first four years of research.

Keener, T.C.; Wang, Z.

1996-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

277

Universal Dimer in a Collisionally Opaque Medium: Experimental Observables and Efimov Resonances  

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A universal dimer is subject to secondary collisions with atoms when formed in a cloud of ultracold atoms via three-body recombination. We show that in a collisionally opaque medium, the value of the scattering length that results in the maximum number of secondary collisions may not correspond to the Efimov resonance at the atom-dimer threshold and thus cannot be automatically associated with it. This result explains a number of controversies in recent experimental results on universal three-body states and supports the emerging evidence for the significant finite range corrections to the first excited Efimov energy level.

Olga Machtey; David A. Kessler; Lev Khaykovich

2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

278

Transient recovery voltage considerations in the application of medium voltage circuit breakers  

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Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers can fail to interrupt 3-phase fault currents when power systems have Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV) characteristics which exceed the rating of the circuit breaker. This paper examines the application of 13.8kV generation and load switchgear for an oil refinery in which circuit parameters as originally designed would have exceeded the 13.8kV circuit breakers TRV ratings had corrective measures not been taken. This paper illustrates this case and discusses the basis of TRV, how TRV is assessed, and alternative actions taken to bring circuits to within the 13.8 kV circuit breaker ratings.

Swindler, D.L.; Schwartz, P.; Hamer, P.S.; Lambert, S.R.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

279

Tuning thermal mismatch between turbine rotor parts with a thermal medium  

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In a turbine rotor, an aft shaft wheel and the final-stage wheel of the rotor are coupled together, including by a rabbeted joint. During shutdown and startup of the turbine, a thermal mismatch between the aft shaft wheel and final-stage wheel is avoided by respectively heating and cooling the aft shaft wheel to maintain the thermal mismatch within acceptable limits, thereby avoiding opening of the rabbeted joint and the potential for unbalancing the rotor and rotor vibration. The thermal medium may be supplied by piping in the aft bearing cavity into the cavity between the forward closure plate and the aft shaft wheel.

Schmidt, Mark Christopher (Niskayuna, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Integrating 3D and 2D computer generated imagery for the comics medium  

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medium, while still taking advantage of the new technology. iv DEDICATION For my grandmother, Maria Reyes Torres March 10, 1927 ? August 6, 2002 who taught me that a few sheets of paper folded in half can be a comic book v TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................ 52 viii FIGURE 21 Example panels from Max Comic?s U.S. War Machine 2.0...................... 54 22 Comparison of an initial storyboard to the finished page.......................... 58 23 Initial designs for Maria, her teacher, and the snow...

DeLuna, Ruben

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration of the comics medium developed for use on the internet  

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of a given site or made available to be downloaded. Finally, in what is possibly the greatest separation from the two-dimensionality of the printed medium, the advancement of V R M L (virtual reality markup language) on the internet allows for a... as the speed of the internet connection, could have a dramatically different experience within a common web site. It is evident that the internet, much like traditional printed work, has its own limita tions. Ultimately, however, it also has ever...

Piana, Brian James

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

282

Intergalactic Medium Emission Observations with the Cosmic Web Imager. I. The Circum-QSO Medium of QSO 1549+19, and Evidence for a Filamentary Gas Inflow  

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The Palomar Cosmic Web Imager (PCWI), an integral field spectrograph designed to detect and map low surface brightness emission, has obtained imaging spectroscopic maps of Ly? from the circum-QSO medium (CQM) of QSO HS1549+19 at redshift z = 2.843. Extensive extended emission is detected from the CQM, consistent with fluorescent and pumped Ly? produced by the ionizing and Ly? continuum of the QSO. Many features present in PCWI spectral images match those detected in narrow-band images. Filamentary structures with narrow line profiles are detected in several cases as long as 250-400 kpc. One of these is centered at a velocity redshifted with respect to the systemic velocity, and displays a spatially collimated and kinematically cold line profile increasing in velocity width approaching the QSO. This suggests that the filament gas is infalling onto the QSO, perhaps in a cold accretion flow. Because of the strong ionizing flux, the neutral column density is low, typically , and the line center optical depth is also low (typically ?0 M gas = 12.5 ± 0.5) and the total (log M tot = 13.3 ± 0.5). We can also calculate a kinematic mass from the total line profile (2 ? 1013 M ?), which agrees with the mass estimated from the gas emission. The intensity-binned spectrum of the CQM shows a progression in kinematic properties consistent with heirarchical structure formation.

D. Christopher Martin; Daphne Chang; Matt Matuszewski; Patrick Morrissey; Shahin Rahman; Anna Moore; Charles C. Steidel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Spatial and temporal climate variations influencing medium-range temperature predictions over south-central European Russia  

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CLIMATE VARIATIONS INFLUENCING MEDIUM-RANGE TEMPERATURE PREDICTIONS OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPEAN RUSSIA A Thesis by JEFFREY EDWARD JOHNSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1990 Major Subject: Meteorology SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CLIMATE VARIATIONS INFLUENCING MEDIUM-RANGE TEMPERATURE PREDICTIONS OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPEAN RUSSIA A Thesis JEFFREY EDWARD...

Johnson, Jeffrey Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

284

In-medium NN cross sections determined from stopping and collective flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Zhang, Y; Li, Z; Danielewicz, Pawel; Li, Zhuxia; Zhang, Yingxun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

In-medium NN cross sections determined from stopping and collective flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Yingxun Zhang; Zhuxia Li; Pawel Danielewicz

2007-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

286

Subluminal and superluminal parametric doppler effects in the case of light reflection from a moving smooth medium inhomogeneity  

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The reflection of test radiation from a smooth inhomogeneity of medium characteristics propagating with a subluminal or superluminal velocity is analyzed. The equations describing the propagation of the forward- and counter-propagating waves in such an inhomogeneous medium are derived. Quasi-phase conjugation is demonstrated in the case of superluminal inhomogeneities. The Bragg resonance conditions are formulated and the conditions for increasing the reflection coefficient of radiation from an inhomogeneity are discussed.

Rozanov, N. N., E-mail: nrosanov@yahoo.com [Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Care and Passage of MCF-10A Cells In Monolayer Culture 1) Aspirate the Growth Medium (see Table 1), and rinse with 10.0 mls of Phosphate  

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. of Resuspension Medium to the plate (Table 1) and pipette to break up cell clumps. 6) Transfer the cells to a 15 ml conical tube and rinse the plate with another 1.0ml of Resuspension Medium. Add an additional 1.0ml of Resuspension Medium to the conical tube. Ultimately the cells are resuspended in 3-4 mls

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Actions of Mycobacterium sp. Strain AP1 on the Saturated- and Aromatic-Hydrocarbon Fractions of Fuel Oil in a Marine Medium  

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...Aromatic-Hydrocarbon Fractions of Fuel Oil in a Marine Medium Published ahead...Biodegradation of TPHs of fuel oil by Mycobacterium sp. strain AP1 in marine medium. Strain AP1...aromatic-hydrocarbon fractions of fuel oil in a marine medium. | The pyrene-degrading...

Joaquim Vila; Magdalena Grifoll

2009-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Models of the circumstellar medium of evolving, massive runaway stars moving through the Galactic plane  

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At least 5 per cent of the massive stars are moving supersonically through the interstellar medium (ISM) and are expected to produce a stellar wind bow shock. We explore how the mass loss and space velocity of massive runaway stars affect the morphology of their bow shocks. We run two-dimensional axisymmetric hydrodynamical simulations following the evolution of the circumstellar medium of these stars in the Galactic plane from the main sequence to the red supergiant phase. We find that thermal conduction is an important process governing the shape, size and structure of the bow shocks around hot stars, and that they have an optical luminosity mainly produced by forbidden lines, e.g. [OIII]. The Ha emission of the bow shocks around hot stars originates from near their contact discontinuity. The H$\\alpha$ emission of bow shocks around cool stars originates from their forward shock, and is too faint to be observed for the bow shocks that we simulate. The emission of optically-thin radiation mainly comes from th...

Meyer, D M -A; Langer, N; Gvaramadze, V V; Mignone, A; Izzard, R G; Kaper, L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Decentralized Trading: A Topological Investigation of the Dutch Medium and Low Voltage Grids  

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The traditional Power Grid has been designed in a hierarchical fashion, with Energy pushed from the large scale production facilities towards the end users. But with the increasing availability of micro and medium scale generating facilities, the situation is changing. Many end users can now produce energy and share it over the Power Grid. Naturally, end users need to have incentives to do so and might want to be able to act in an open decentralized energy market. In the present work, we offer a novel analysis of the Medium and Low Voltage Power Grids of the North Netherlands using statistical tools from the Complex Network Analysis field. We use a weighted model based on actual Grid data and propose a set of statistical measures to evaluate the adequacy of the current infrastructure for a decentralized energy market. Further, we use the insight gained by the analysis to propose parameters that tie the statistical topological measures to economic factors that might influence the attractiveness to the end user...

Pagani, Giuliano Andrea

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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P-986 Letter of Intent: Medium-Energy Antiproton Physics at Fermilab  

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Fermilab has long had the world's most intense antiproton source. Despite this, the opportunities for medium-energy antiproton physics at Fermilab have been limited in the past and - with the antiproton source now exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of the Tevatron Collider - are currently nonexistent. The anticipated shutdown of the Tevatron in 2010 presents the opportunity for a world-leading medium-energy antiproton program. We summarize the current status of the Fermilab antiproton facility and review some physics topics for which the experiment we propose could make the world's best measurements. Among these, the ones with the clearest potential for high impact and visibility are in the area of charm mixing and CP violation. Continued running of the Antiproton Source following the shutdown of the Tevatron is thus one of the simplest ways that Fermilab can restore a degree of breadth to its future research program. The impact on the rest of the program will be minor. We request a small amount of effort over the coming months in order to assess these issues in more detail.

Asner, David M.; /Carleton U.; Phillips, Thomas J.; /Duke U.; Apollinari, Giorgio; Broemmelsiek, Daniel R.; Brown, Charles N.; Christian, David C.; Derwent, Paul; Gollwitzer, Keith; Hahn, Alan; Papadimitriou, Vaia; Stefanski, Ray; /Fermilab /INFN, Ferrara /Hbar Technol., West Chicago /IIT, Chicago /CHEP, Taegu /Luther Coll. /Michigan U. /Northwestern U. /Notre Dame U. /St. Xavier U., Chicago

2009-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

292

Photolytic removal of \\{DBPs\\} by medium pressure UV in swimming pool water  

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Abstract Medium pressure UV is used for controlling the concentration of combined chlorine (chloramines) in many public swimming pools. Little is known about the fate of other disinfection by-products (DBPs) in UV treatment. Photolysis by medium pressure UV treatment was investigated for 12 \\{DBPs\\} reported to be found in swimming pool water: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, bromoform, dichloroacetonitrile, bromochloroacetonitrile, dibromoacetronitrile, trichloroacetonitrile, trichloronitromethane, dichloropropanone, trichloropropanone, and chloral hydrate. First order photolysis constants ranged 26-fold from 0.020 min? 1 for chloroform to 0.523 min? 1 for trichloronitromethane. The rate constants generally increased with bromine substitution. Using the UV removal of combined chlorine as an actinometer, the rate constants were recalculated to actual treatment doses of UV applied in a swimming pool. In an investigated public pool the UV dose was equivalent to an applied electrical energy of 1.34 kWh m? 3 d? 1 and the UV dose required to removed 90% of trichloronitromethane was 0.4 kWh m? 3 d? 1, while 2.6 kWh m? 3 d? 1 was required for chloral hydrate and the bromine containing haloacetonitriles and trihalomethanes ranged from 0.6 to 3.1 kWh m? 3 d? 1. It was predicted thus that a beneficial side-effect of applying UV for removing combined chlorine from the pool water could be a significant removal of trichloronitromethane, chloral hydrate and the bromine containing haloacetonitriles and trihalomethanes.

Kamilla M.S. Hansen; Raissa Zortea; Aurelia Piketty; Sergio Rodriguez Vega; Henrik Rasmus Andersen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A program in medium-energy nuclear physics. Progress report, January 1, 1992--March 31, 1995  

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This renewal proposal requests continued funding for our program in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics. The focus of our program remains the understanding of the short-range part of the strong interaction in the nuclear medium. In the past three years we have focused our attention ever more sharply on experiments with real tagged photons at CEBAF. We are part of the Hall-B Collaboration at CEBAF. We are co-spokespersons on two approved CEBAF experiments, Photoreactions on {sup 3}He and Photoabsorption and Photofission of Nuclei, and we are preparing another, Nondiffractive Photoproduction of the {rho} Meson with Linearly Polarized Photons, for presentation to the next CEBAF PAC. We are part of the team that is instrumenting the Photon Tagger and a high-energy tagged polarized-photon beam for Hall B; some of the instrumentation for these projects is being built at our Nuclear Detector Laboratory, under the auspices of The George Washington University Center for Nuclear Studies. Our recent measurements of pion scattering from {sup 3}H and {sup 3}He at LAMPF and of cluster knockout from few-body nuclei at NIKHEF have yielded very provocative results, showing the importance of the very light nuclei as a laboratory for quantifying important aspects of the nuclear many-body force. We look forward to expanding our studies of short-range forces in nuclei, particularly the very fight nuclei using electromagnetic probes and employing the extraordinary power of CEBAF and the CLAS.

Berman, B.L.; Dhuga, K.S.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chandra Detection of OVIII Ly-alpha Absorption from an Overdense Region in the Intergalactic Medium  

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We report the first detection of an OVIII Ly-alpha absorption line associated with an overdense region in the intergalactic medium (IGM) along the sightline towards PKS 2155-304 with the Chandra Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (LETGS). The absorption line is detected at 4.5 sigma level with cz~16,600 km/s. At the same velocity Shull et al.(1998) detected a small group of spiral galaxies (with an overdensity of delta_gal ~ 100) and low metallicity HI Ly-alpha clouds. We constrain the intragroup gas that gives rise to the OVIII Ly-alpha line to a baryon density in the range 1e-5 solar abundance. These estimates are in accordance with those of the warm/hot intergalactic medium (WHIM) that are predicted from hydrodynamic simulations. Extrapolating from this single detection implies a large fraction of the ``missing baryons'' (~ 10%, or ~ 30-40% of the WHIM) are probed by the OVIII absorber.

T. Fang; H. L. Marshall; J. C. Lee; D. S. Davis; C. R. Canizares

2002-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward understanding the thermodynamics of TALSPEAK process. Medium effects on actinide complexation  

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The ingenious combination of lactate and diethylenetriamine-N,N,N’,N”,N”-pentaacetic acid (DTPA) as an aqueous actinide-complexing medium forms the basis of the successful separation of americium and curium from lanthanides known as the TALSPEAK process. While numerous reports in the prior literature have focused on the optimization of this solvent extraction system, considerably less attention has been devoted to the understanding of the basic thermodynamic features of the complex fluids responsible for the separation. The available thermochemical information of both lactate and DTPA protonation and metal complexation reactions are representative of the behavior of these ions under idealized conditions. Our previous studies of medium effects on lactate protonation suggest that significant departures from the speciation predicted based on reported thermodynamic values should be expected in the TALSPEAK aqueous environment. Thermodynamic parameters describing the separation chemistry of this process thus require further examination at conditions significantly removed from conventional ideal systems commonly employed in fundamental solution chemistry. Such thermodynamic characterization is the key to predictive modelling of TALSPEAK. Improved understanding will, in principle, allow process technologists to more efficiently respond to off-normal conditions during large scale process operation. In this report, the results of calorimetric and potentiometric investigations of the effects of aqueous electrolytes on the thermodynamic parameters for lactate protonation and lactate complexation of americium and neodymium will be presented. Studies on the lactate protonation equilibrium will clearly illustrate distinct thermodynamic variations between strong electrolyte aqueous systems and buffered lactate environment.

Peter R Zalupski; Leigh R Martin; Ken Nash; Yoshinobu Nakamura; Masahiko Yamamoto

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Two particle correlations with photon triggers to study hot QCD medium in ALICE at LHC  

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With the advent of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)at the end of 2009, the new accelerator at CERN collides protons and heavy-ions at unprecedented high energies. ALICE , one of the major experiment installed at LHC, is dedicated to the study of nuclear matter under extreme conditions of energy density with the opportunity of creating a partonic medium called the Quark- Gluon-Plasma (QGP). This new experimental facility opens new avenues for the understanding of fundamental properties of the strong interaction and its vacuum. To reach the objectives of this scientific program, it is required to select a set of appropriate probes carrying relevant information on the properties of the medium created in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Based on the information delivered by all the observables and guided by modelization of the fundamental principles in action, a coherent picture will emerge to interpret the observed phenomena. In the first part of the present document I describe the context of the scientif...

Yaxian, Mao; Shou, Daicui; Schutz, Yves

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultraslow Wave Nuclear Burning of Uranium-Plutonium Fissile Medium on Epithermal Neutrons  

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For a fissile medium, originally consisting of uranium-238, the investigation of fulfillment of the wave burning criterion in a wide range of neutron energies is conducted for the first time, and a possibility of wave nuclear burning not only in the region of fast neutrons, but also for cold, epithermal and resonance ones is discovered for the first time. For the first time the results of the investigation of the Feoktistov criterion fulfillment for a fissile medium, originally consisting of uranium-238 dioxide with enrichments 4.38%, 2.00%, 1.00%, 0.71% and 0.50% with respect to uranium-235, in the region of neutron energies 0.015-10.0eV are presented. These results indicate a possibility of ultraslow wave neutron-nuclear burning mode realization in the uranium-plutonium media, originally (before the wave initiation by external neutron source) having enrichments with respect to uranium-235, corresponding to the subcritical state, in the regions of cold, thermal, epithermal and resonance neutrons. In order to validate the conclusions, based on the slow wave neutron-nuclear burning criterion fulfillment depending on the neutron energy, the numerical modeling of ultraslow wave neutron-nuclear burning of a natural uranium in the epithermal region of neutron energies (0.1-7.0eV) was conducted for the first time. The presented simulated results indicate the realization of the ultraslow wave neutron-nuclear burning of the natural uranium for the epithermal neutrons.

V. D. Rusov; V. A. Tarasov; M. V. Eingorn; S. A. Chernezhenko; A. A. Kakaev; V. M. Vashchenko; M. E. Beglaryan

2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Geochemical Aspects of the Carbonation of Magnesium Silicates in an Aqueous Medium  

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GEOCHEMICAL ASPECTS OF THE CARBONATION OF MAGNESIUM GEOCHEMICAL ASPECTS OF THE CARBONATION OF MAGNESIUM SILICATES IN AN AQUEOUS MEDIUM George D. Guthrie, Jr. (gguthrie@lanl.gov 505-665-6340) J. William Carey (bcarey@lanl.gov 505-667-5540) Deborah Bergfeld (debberrg@lanl.gov 505-667-1812) Darrin Byler (dbyler@lanl.gov 505-665-9562) Steve Chipera (chipera@lanl.gov 505-667-1110) Hans-Joachim Ziock (ziock@lanl.gov 505-667-7265) Hydrology, Geochemistry, & Geology Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM 87545 Klaus Lackner (ksl@lanl.gov 505-667-5694) Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM and Columbia University, New York, NY KEYWORDS: CO 2 sequestration, magnesium silicate, mineral carbonation INTRODUCTION The volume of carbon dioxide associated with the use of fossil fuels to produce

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Numerical study of the validity of the Boussinesq approximation for a fluid-saturated porous medium  

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The validity of the Boussinesq approximation is investigated for natural convection in a fluid-saturated porous medium. A perturbation method is utilized to assess the relative importance of individual terms in the differential equations which describe the natural convection process. Specific limits to the validity of the Boussinesq approximation are identified for water and air. For water, it is shown that the restrictions imposed by the classical Boussinesq appoximation can be relaxed by allowing for the variation of thermophysical properties with temperature while still retaining the incompressible form of the continuity relation. Results of the analysis are verified through numerical calculations performed for steady natural convvection in a planar, water-saturated porous region, of unity aspect ratio, subjected to a tempertaure difference imposed between the vertical side walls.

Hickox, C.E.; Gartling, D.K.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-medium modifications of the $??$ interaction in photon-induced reactions  

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Differential cross sections of the reactions $(\\gamma,\\pi^\\circ\\pi^\\circ)$ and $(\\gamma,\\pi^\\circ\\pi^++\\pi^\\circ\\pi^-)$ have been measured for several nuclei ($^1$H,$^{12}$C, and $^{\\rm nat}$Pb) at an incident-photon energy of $E_{\\gamma}$=400-460 MeV at the tagged-photon facility at MAMI-B using the TAPS spectrometer. A significant nuclear-mass dependence of the $\\pi\\pi$ invariant-mass distribution is found in the $\\pi^\\circ\\pi^\\circ$ channel. This dependence is not observed in the $\\pi^\\circ\\pi^{+/-}$ channel and is consistent with an in-medium modification of the $\\pi\\pi$ interaction in the $I$=$J$=0 channel. The data are compared to $\\pi$-induced measurements and to calculations within a chiral-unitary approach.

J. G. Messchendorp; S. Janssen; M. Kotulla; J. Ahrens; J. R. H. Annand; R. Beck; F. Bloch; G. Caselotti; L. Fog; D. Hornidge; B. Krusche; W. Langgärtner; J. C. McGeorge; I. J. D. MacGregor; K. Mengel; V. Metag; R. Novotny; R. O. Owens; M. Pfeiffer; S. Sack; R. Sanderson; S. Schadmand

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An effective medium study of surface plasmon polaritons in nanostructured gratings using attenuated total reflection  

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Recent work studied surface plasmon resonances in structured materials by the method of attenuated total reflection using a prism on top of a metallic grating. That calculation considered Transverse Magnetic polarized radiation, involved an expansion in 121 Fourier modes, and found a number of interesting features. Many of these features were attributed to localized plasmons or other factors, which arise from a discrete structure. We use a simple effective medium theory to address the same problem, and find many of the same reflection features observed in the more complex calculation, indicating that localization is not an important factor. We also evaluate the possibility of using some of the new features in the reflection spectrum for bio-sensing and find that the sensitivity of the system to small changes in relative permittivity is increased compared to some standard methods.

Tyboroski, M. H.; Anderson, N. R.; Camley, R. E. [UCCS BioFrontiers Center, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 (United States)

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Medium effects and the shear viscosity of the dilute Fermi gas away from the conformal limit  

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We study the shear viscosity of a dilute Fermi gas as a function of the scattering length in the vicinity of the unitarity limit. The calculation is based on kinetic theory, which provides a systematic approach to transport properties in the limit in which the fugacity $z=n\\lambda^3/2$ is small. Here, $n$ is the density of the gas and $\\lambda$ is the thermal wave length of the fermions. At leading order in the fugacity expansion the shear viscosity is independent of density, and the minimum shear viscosity is achieved at unitarity. At the next order medium effects modify the scattering amplitude as well as the quasi-particle energy and velocity. We show that these effects shift the minimum of the shear viscosity to the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) side of the resonance, in agreement with the result of recent experiments.

Bluhm, Marcus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystalline silicon surface passivation with SiON:H films deposited by medium frequency magnetron sputtering  

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Hydrogenated silicon oxynitride (SiON:H) could be used as a passivation layer, especially on the back side of the cell. In this work, it were deposited on crystalline silicon substrates by medium frequency magnetron sputtering from Ar+N2 + H2O, Ar + NH3 + H2O, gas mixtures with changed the operation current. The SiON:H layer was characterized by n&k measurements, Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) to determine film thickness and refractive index, Si-O, Si-H and N-H peak position. Minority carrier lifetimes were measured by the microwave photoconductance decay method (?-PCD) before and after thermal annealing. It has been found that the method was possible to modify the refractive index (from 1.46 to 1.64) and increase the Minority carrier lifetimes after annealing at temperatures of 400°C, but decrease after annealing at temperatures of 600°C.

Yanghuan Lin; Minghua Li; Hui Shen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Industrial Fabrication of Medium-Beta SCRF Cavities for a High-Intensity Proton Linac  

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During 1999, four 700-MHz, medium-beta (b = 0.64), superconducting radio frequency (SCRF) cavities for a high-intensity proton linac project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) were manufactured by industry. The SCRF cavities were designed by a LANL team in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, and manufactured at a CERCA plant in Romans, France. The cavities were made of 4-mm-thick, solid niobium sheets with a residual resistivity ratio (RRR) greater than 250. These niobium sheets were supplied by Wah Chang (USA), Heraeus AG (Germany), and Tokyo Denkai (Japan). The SCRF cavities were shipped to LANL for performance testing. This paper describes the experience gained during the manufacturing process at CERCA.

Kuzminski, J; Gentzlinger, R C; Maccioni, P

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-gravity as an explanation of the fractal structure of the interstellar medium  

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The gas clouds of the interstellar medium have a fractal structure, the origin of which has generally been thought to lie in turbulence. The energy of turbulence could come from galactic rotation at large-scale, then cascade down to be dissipated on small-scales by viscosity; it has been suggested that such turbulence helps to prevent massive molecular clouds from collapsing in response to their own gravity. Here we show that, on the contrary, self-gravity itself may be the dominant factor in making clouds fractal. We develop a field-theory approach to the structure of clouds, assuming them to be isothermal, and with only gravitational interactions; we find that the observed fractal dimension of the clouds arise naturally from this approach. Although this result does not imply that turbulence is not important, it does demonstrate that the fractal structure can be understood without it.

De Vega, H J; Combes, F

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Kaonic atoms and in-medium K-N amplitudes II: interplay between theory and phenomenology  

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A microscopic kaonic-atom optical potential $V^{(1)}_{K^-}$ is constructed, using the Ikeda-Hyodo-Weise NLO chiral $K^-N$ subthreshold scattering amplitudes constrained by the kaonic hydrogen SIDDHARTA measurement, and incorporating Pauli correlations within the Waas-Rho-Weise generalization of the Ericson-Ericson multiple-scattering approach. Good fits to kaonic atom data over the entire periodic table require additionally sizable $K^-NN$--motivated absorptive and dispersive phenomenological terms, in agreement with our former analysis based on a post-SIDDHARTA in-medium chirally-inspired NLO separable model by Ciepl\\'{y} and Smejkal. Such terms are included by introducing a phenomenological potential $V^{(2)}_{K^-}$ and coupling it self consistently to $V^{(1)}_{K^-}$. Properties of resulting kaonic atom potentials are discussed with special attention paid to the role of $K^-$-nuclear absorption and to the extraction of density-dependent amplitudes representing $K^-$ multi-nucleon processes.

E. Friedman; A. Gal

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-radio medium access control protocol for wireless sensor networks  

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This paper describes a dual-radio based medium access control protocol for wireless sensor networks. Our protocol combines the advantages of the two radios operating in different frequency bands to result in highly energy-efficient operation. The design effectively addresses the two dominant sources of energy consumption in sensor network communication, namely the idle listening and the ephemeral burst data traffic. This paper presents the design rationale and extensive empirical performance evaluation of the protocol in terms of power consumption and latency under various traffic loads and duty cycles. Experimental performance comparison with B-MAC show high gains of our approach. We derive analytical expression for the optimum transmit power level ratio of the two radios giving minimum energy consumption. We also model the mathematical relationship for the optimal duty cycle of the nodes to a given network traffic load and validate it through the prototype implementation on commercially available sensor nodes.

Junaid Ansari; Xi Zhang; Petri Mahonen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and control of a medium-duty hybrid electric truck  

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The main contributions of this paper are the development of a forward-looking hybrid vehicle simulation tool, and its application to the design of a power management control algorithm. The hybrid electric vehicle simulation tool (HE-VESIM) was developed at the Automotive Research Center of the University of Michigan to study the potential fuel economy and emission benefits of the parallel hybrid propulsion system for a medium truck. The fundamental architecture of the feed-forward simulation tool and the dynamic equations of its sub-system modules are first described. A power management control algorithm is then designed and evaluated, which is based on mimicking the behaviour of a dynamic-programming optimisation scheme. Simulation results over an urban driving cycle demonstrate that the hybrid control algorithm is able to improve vehicle fuel economy significantly, compared with the original vehicle, powered only by a diesel engine.

C.-C. Lin; Z. Filipi; L. Louca; H. Peng; D. Assanis; J. Stein

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear structure studies of medium-mass nuclei using large Ge arrays  

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The advent of large Ge arrays and their ancillary detectors has greatly advanced spectroscopic studies of the medium-mass nuclei. These nuclei undergo rapid shape changes as a function of spin, excitation energy and particle number and, thus, provide a unique laboratory to test and refine a variety of theoretical models. Following a brief review of the physics motivation, some of the highlights of the experimental results obtained with the help of these powerful detector systems will be discussed. Among results presented here are the newly-discovered island of superdeformation in the A{approximately}80 mass region, and the high-spin band structures in the N{approximately}Z nuclei. These band structures may be understood in the framework of the conventional cranking models, without the introduction of additional T=0 neutron-proton pairing correlations.

Baktash, C.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating space-time within medium-modified jet-event generators  

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We outline a novel approach to develop an in-medium shower Monte Carlo event generator based on the higher twist formalism of jet modification. By undoing one of the light-cone integrals that sets the corresponding light-cone momentum to be equal in the amplitude and the complex conjugate, we introduce an uncertainty in the smaller light-cone momentum component. This allows for the generalization of the standard analytic formalism to a Wigner-transform-like formalism, where the nonconjugate large light-cone momentum and position are retained for each parton. Jets are generated event by event by simulating this Wigner transform kernel. Simple results for longitudinal distributions of partons and hadrons from jets propagating through a hot brick of strongly interacting matter are presented. Values of the transport coefficient q? are dialed to match phenomenologically relevant cases.

Abhijit Majumder

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic synchrotron X-ray imaging study of effective temperature in a vibrated granular medium  

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We present a dynamic synchrotron X-ray imaging study of the effective temperature $T_{eff}$ in a vibrated granular medium. By tracking the directed motion and the fluctuation dynamics of the tracers inside, we obtained $T_{eff}$ of the system using Einstein relation. We found that as the system unjams with increasing vibration intensities $\\Gamma$, the structural relaxation time $\\tau$ increases substantially which can be fitted by an Arrhenius law using $T_{eff}$. And the characteristic energy scale of structural relaxation yielded by the Arrhenius fitting is $E = 0.21 \\pm 0.02$ $pd^3$, where $p$ is the pressure and $d$ is the background particle diameter, which is consistent with those from hard sphere simulations in which the structural relaxation happens via the opening up of free volume against pressure.

Yixin Cao; Xiaodan Zhang; Binquan Kou; Xiangting Li; Xianghui Xiao; Kamel Fezzaa; Yujie Wang

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbonate-salt-based composite materials for medium- and high-temperature thermal energy storage  

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Abstract This paper discusses composite materials based on inorganic salts for medium- and high-temperature thermal energy storage application. The composites consist of a phase change material (PCM), a ceramic material, and a high thermal conductivity material. The ceramic material forms a microstructural skeleton for encapsulation of the PCM and structural stability of the composites; the high thermal conductivity material enhances the overall thermal conductivity of the composites. Using a eutectic salt of lithium and sodium carbonates as the PCM, magnesium oxide as the ceramic skeleton, and either graphite flakes or carbon nanotubes as the thermal conductivity enhancer, we produced composites with good physical and chemical stability and high thermal conductivity. We found that the wettability of the molten salt on the ceramic and carbon materials significantly affects the microstructure of the composites.

Zhiwei Ge; Feng Ye; Hui Cao; Guanghui Leng; Yue Qin; Yulong Ding

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-gravity as an explanation of the fractal structure of the interstellar medium  

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The gas clouds of the interstellar medium have a fractal structure, the origin of which has generally been thought to lie in turbulence. The energy of turbulence could come from galactic rotation at large-scale, then cascade down to be dissipated on small-scales by viscosity; it has been suggested that such turbulence helps to prevent massive molecular clouds from collapsing in response to their own gravity. Here we show that, on the contrary, self-gravity itself may be the dominant factor in making clouds fractal. We develop a field-theory approach to the structure of clouds, assuming them to be isothermal, and with only gravitational interactions; we find that the observed fractal dimension of the clouds arise naturally from this approach. Although this result does not imply that turbulence is not important, it does demonstrate that the fractal structure can be understood without it.

H. J. de Vega; N. Sánchez; F. Combes

1996-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Probing of the Jamming Transition in an Unconsolidated Granular Medium  

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Experiments with acoustic waves guided along the mechanically free surface of an unconsolidated granular packed structure provide information on the elasticity of granular media at very low pressures that are naturally controlled by the gravitational acceleration and the depth beneath the surface. Comparison of the determined dispersion relations for guided surface acoustic modes with a theoretical model reveals the dependencies of the elastic moduli of the granular medium on pressure. The experiments confirm recent theoretical predictions that relaxation of the disordered granular packing through non-affine motion leads to a peculiar scaling of shear rigidity with pressure near the jamming transition corresponding to zero pressure. Unexpectedly, and in disagreement with the most of the available theories, the bulk modulus depends on pressure in a very similar way to the shear modulus.

Jacob, Xavier; Tournat, Vincent; Leclaire, Philippe; Lauriks, Walter; Gusev, Vitalyi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Probing of the Jamming Transition in an Unconsolidated Granular Medium  

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Experiments with acoustic waves guided along the mechanically free surface of an unconsolidated granular packed structure provide information on the elasticity of granular media at very low pressures that are naturally controlled by the gravitational acceleration and the depth beneath the surface. Comparison of the determined dispersion relations for guided surface acoustic modes with a theoretical model reveals the dependencies of the elastic moduli of the granular medium on pressure. The experiments confirm recent theoretical predictions that relaxation of the disordered granular packing through non-affine motion leads to a peculiar scaling of shear rigidity with pressure near the jamming transition corresponding to zero pressure. Unexpectedly, and in disagreement with the most of the available theories, the bulk modulus depends on pressure in a very similar way to the shear modulus.

Xavier Jacob; Vladislav Aleshin; Vincent Tournat; Philippe Leclaire; Walter Lauriks; Vitalyi Gusev

2007-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Medium effects in proton-induced $K^{0}$ production at 3.5 GeV  

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We present the analysis of the inclusive $K^{0}$ production in p+p and p+Nb collisions measured with the HADES detector at a beam kinetic energy of 3.5 GeV. Data are compared to the GiBUU transport model. The data suggest the presence of a repulsive momentum-dependent kaon potential as predicted by the Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT). For the kaon at rest and at normal nuclear density, the ChPT potential amounts to $\\approx 35$ MeV. A detailed tuning of the kaon production cross sections implemented in the model has been carried out to reproduce the experimental data measured in p+p collisions. The uncertainties in the parameters of the model were examined with respect to the sensitivity of the experimental results from p+Nb collisions to the in-medium kaon potential.

G. Agakishiev; O. Arnold; D. Belver; A. Belyaev; J. C. Berger-Chen; A. Blanco; M. Böhmer; J. L. Boyard; P. Cabanelas; S. Chernenko; A. Dybczak; E. Epple; L. Fabbietti; O. Fateev; P. Finocchiaro; P. Fonte; J. Friese; I. Fröhlich; T. Galatyuk; J. A. Garzón; R. Gernhäuser; K. Göbel; M. Golubeva; D. González-Díaz; F. Guber; M. Gumberidze; T. Heinz; T. Hennino; R. Holzmann; A. Ierusalimov; I. Iori; A. Ivashkin; M. Jurkovic; B. Kämpfer; T. Karavicheva; I. Koenig; W. Koenig; B. W. Kolb; G. Korcyl; G. Kornakov; R. Kotte; A. Krása; F. Krizek; R. Krücken; H. Kuc; W. Kühn; A. Kugler; T. Kunz; A. Kurepin; V. Ladygin; R. Lalik; K. Lapidus; A. Lebedev; L. Lopes; M. Lorenz; L. Maier; A. Mangiarotti; J. Markert; V. Metag; J. Michel; C. Müntz; R. Münzer; L. Naumann; Y. C. Pachmayer; M. Palka; Y. Parpottas; V. Pechenov; O. Pechenova; J. Pietraszko; W. Przygoda; B. Ramstein; A. Reshetin; A. Rustamov; A. Sadovsky; P. Salabura; A. Schmah; E. Schwab; J. Siebenson; Yu. G. Sobolev; B. Spruck; H. Ströbele; J. Stroth; C. Sturm; A. Tarantola; K. Teilab; P. Tlusty; M. Traxler; H. Tsertos; T. Vasiliev; V. Wagner; M. Weber; C. Wendisch; J. Wüstenfeld; S. Yurevich; Y. Zanevsky; . T. Gaitanos; J. Weil

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Corpuscular description of the speed of light in a homogeneous medium  

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We are used to describe the detection of light in terms of particles and its propagation from the source to the detection, by waves. For instance, the slowing down of light in a transparent medium is always explained within the electromagnetic wave framework. We propose to approach that phenomenon through a purely corpuscular description. We find expression for the refractive indices which differ slightly from the usual Maxwell wave approach. We thus compare these expressions against experimental refractive indices and we show that both reproduce well the data. We show also how this corpuscular framework gives a very natural interpretation to the self focusing Kerr effect. Finally an experimental expectation of fluctuation of the speed of light is presented.

Marcel Urban; Francois Couchot; Sylvie Dagoret Campagne; Xavier Sarazin

2009-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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GROWTH OF A LOCALIZED SEED MAGNETIC FIELD IN A TURBULENT MEDIUM  

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Turbulence dynamo deals with the amplification of a seed magnetic field in a turbulent medium and has been studied mostly for uniform or spatially homogeneous seed magnetic fields. However, some astrophysical processes (e.g., jets from active galaxies, galactic winds, or ram-pressure stripping in galaxy clusters) can provide localized seed magnetic fields. In this paper, we numerically study amplification of localized seed magnetic fields in a turbulent medium. Throughout the paper, we assume that the driving scale of turbulence is comparable to the size of the system. Our findings are as follows. First, turbulence can amplify a localized seed magnetic field very efficiently. The growth rate of magnetic energy density is as high as that for a uniform seed magnetic field. This result implies that magnetic field ejected from an astrophysical object can be a viable source of a magnetic field in a cluster. Second, the localized seed magnetic field disperses and fills the whole system very fast. If turbulence in a system (e.g., a galaxy cluster or a filament) is driven at large scales, we expect that it takes a few large-eddy turnover times for the magnetic field to fill the whole system. Third, growth and turbulence diffusion of a localized seed magnetic field are also fast in high magnetic Prandtl number turbulence. Fourth, even in decaying turbulence, a localized seed magnetic field can ultimately fill the whole system. Although the dispersal rate of the magnetic field is not fast in purely decaying turbulence, it can be enhanced by an additional forcing.

Cho, Jungyeon; Yoo, Hyunju, E-mail: jcho@cnu.ac.kr [Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

2012-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Anodic oxidation of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid on platinum electrode in alkaline medium  

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Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) forms strong metal complexes and is often used to remove scale from heat-transfer equipment and to decontaminate equipment exposed to radioactive material. However, the resultant waste in the form of EDTA-metal complex is hard to treat due to the high stability of such complexes. The anodic oxidation of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) was studied in alkaline medium on a smooth platinum electrode. Bulk electrolysis indicated that stable organic intermediates (formaldehyde and glyoxal) are formed during the oxidation of EDTA and that complete oxidation to CO{sub 2} can be achieved. The proposed pathway suggests that the acetate groups in EDTA are initially oxidized, generating formaldehyde and ethylenediamine. The rest potential of EDTA (0.066 to 0.164 V vs. Hg/HgO) was observed to be higher than for other organic species. In alkaline medium, very little EDTA oxidation was found to occur on bare platinum. Limiting-current behavior due to PtO formation was observed immediately positive of the rest potential. Tafel behavior (Tafel slope 120 mV/dec) was observed in the potential region positive of the cessation of the bulk of oxide film formation and negative of the onset of O{sub 2} evolution. The reaction order of EDTA was determined to be {approximately}0.5, and that of OH{sup {minus}} was close to zero. The reaction mechanism consistent with the experimental data involves Temkin-type adsorption and a first-electron-transfer rate-determining step.

Pakalapati, S.N.R.; Popov, B.N.; White, R.E. [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROPAGATION OF SEISMIC WAVES THROUGH A SPATIO-TEMPORALLY FLUCTUATING MEDIUM: HOMOGENIZATION  

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Measurements of seismic wave travel times at the photosphere of the Sun have enabled inferences of its interior structure and dynamics. In interpreting these measurements, the simplifying assumption that waves propagate through a temporally stationary medium is almost universally invoked. However, the Sun is in a constant state of evolution, on a broad range of spatio-temporal scales. At the zero-wavelength limit, i.e., when the wavelength is much shorter than the scale over which the medium varies, the WKBJ (ray) approximation may be applied. Here, we address the other asymptotic end of the spectrum, the infinite-wavelength limit, using the technique of homogenization. We apply homogenization to scenarios where waves are propagating through rapidly varying media (spatially and temporally), and derive effective models for the media. One consequence is that a scalar sound speed becomes a tensorial wave speed in the effective model and anisotropies can be induced depending on the nature of the perturbation. The second term in this asymptotic two-scale expansion, the so-called corrector, contains contributions due to higher-order scattering, leading to the decoherence of the wave field. This decoherence may be causally linked to the observed wave attenuation in the Sun. Although the examples we consider here consist of periodic arrays of perturbations to the background, homogenization may be extended to ergodic and stationary random media. This method may have broad implications for the manner in which we interpret seismic measurements in the Sun and for modeling the effects of granulation on the scattering of waves and distortion of normal-mode eigenfunctions.

Hanasoge, Shravan M. [Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Gizon, Laurent [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Bal, Guillaume [Department of Applied and Physical Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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EARLY AFTERGLOWS OF GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN A STRATIFIED MEDIUM WITH A POWER-LAW DENSITY DISTRIBUTION  

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A long-duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) has been widely thought to arise from the collapse of a massive star, and it has been suggested that its ambient medium is a homogenous interstellar medium (ISM) or a stellar wind. There are two shocks when an ultra-relativistic fireball that has been ejected during the prompt gamma-ray emission phase sweeps up the circumburst medium: a reverse shock that propagates into the fireball, and a forward shock that propagates into the ambient medium. In this paper, we investigate the temporal evolution of the dynamics and emission of these two shocks in an environment with a general density distribution of n?R {sup –k} (where R is the radius) by considering thick-shell and thin-shell cases. A GRB afterglow with one smooth onset peak at early times is understood to result from such external shocks. Thus, we can determine the medium density distribution by fitting the onset peak appearing in the light curve of an early optical afterglow. We apply our model to 19 GRBs and find that their k values are in the range of 0.4-1.4, with a typical value of k ? 1, implying that this environment is neither a homogenous ISM with k = 0 nor a typical stellar wind with k = 2. This shows that the progenitors of these GRBs might have undergone a new mass-loss evolution.

Yi, Shuang-Xi; Dai, Zi-Gao [School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Wu, Xue-Feng, E-mail: dzg@nju.edu.cn [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating of electrons bunching in a Penning trap and accelerating process for CO2 gas mixture active medium  

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In the presence of an active medium incorporated in a Penning trap, the moving electrons can become bunched, as they get enough energy, they escape the trap forming an optical injector. These bunched electrons can enter next PASER section filled with the same active medium to be accelerated. In this paper, electron dynamics in the presence of gas mixture active medium incorporated in a penning trap is analyzed by developing an idealized 1D model. We further evaluate the energy exchange occurring as the train of electrons traversing the next PASER section. The results show that the oscillating electrons can be bunched at the resonant frequency of the active medium. The influence of the trapped time and the population inversion are analyzed, which shows that the longer the electrons are trapped, the more energy from the medium the accelerated electrons get, and with the increase of the population inversion, the decelerated electrons virtually unchanged but the accelerated electrons more than double their peak e...

Tian, Xiu-fang; Jia, Qika

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Normal and lateral Casimir interactions between semi-infinite conductors in the presence of a dispersive medium  

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Path-integral formalism is employed to study normal and lateral Casimir interactions in a system composed of a dispersive medium surrounded by two semi-infinite ideal conductors. The dispersive medium is modeled by a continuum of harmonic oscillators, and it is shown that for smooth conductors, the normal force at small distances in the presence of a dispersive medium coincides with the original Casimir force, while at large distances, it tends to the original form with a renormalized coefficient. The correction to the normal force because of the roughness on one of the conductors is calculated. When the inner surfaces of both conductors have roughness, the lateral Casimir interaction occurs because of translational symmetry breaking, which is studied. It is shown that both normal and lateral Casimir forces in the presence of a dispersive medium are weaker in comparison with the original one and are proportional to the roughness amplitude squared. The dependence of the normal and lateral interactions on the memory and strength of the dispersive medium is considered.

Soltani, Morteza; Sarabadani, Jalal; Kheirandish, Fardin; Rabbani, Hasan [Department of Physics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan 81746 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Shahrkurd, Shahrkurd 88186 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined molten salt–Ni/Al2O3 as synergistic medium for high-quality syngas production  

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Abstract Proposed synergistic use of a combined medium of molten salt and Ni/Al2O3 (MS-Ni) was investigated for its enhancement of cellulose pyrolysis for high-quality syngas production. Clean renewable solar energy is to be stored at a high temperature in molten salt (MS) and provides the heat of pyrolysis. The MS-Ni medium could increase H2 yield by 3-folds while CO yield slightly increased by 15%, compared to the case of only MS medium. The peak rate of H2 production nearly quadrupled while the peak rate of CO production increased 2.5 times at about 150 and 80 K lower temperatures, respectively. The ratio of selectivity of syngas to undesired CH4 was nearly doubled. Arrhenius rate expressions for pseudo-first-order pyrolytic reaction are derived from the experimental data to give activation energies of 206 and 128 kJ mol?1 for the MS and the MS-Ni mediums, respectively. The experimental results clearly validated the role of MS-Ni as a synergistic medium for high-quality syngas production from cellulosic biomass pyrolysis.

Sakhon Ratchahat; Satoshi Kodama; Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon; Hidetoshi Sekiguchi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal for the Purchase, Without a Call for Tenders, of a Medium-Temperature Hot Water Boiler for the 300 GeV Accelerator  

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Proposal for the Purchase, Without a Call for Tenders, of a Medium-Temperature Hot Water Boiler for the 300 GeV Accelerator

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The implementation of the Cii Honeywell Bull disks as backup medium for the file storage of the main control computers of the ISR  

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The implementation of the Cii Honeywell Bull disks as backup medium for the file storage of the main control computers of the ISR

Tausch, Lothar A; Wolstenholme, P

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (Book), Clean Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

School Bus * Shuttle Bus * Transit Bus * Refuse Truck * Tractor * Van * Vocational Truck School Bus * Shuttle Bus * Transit Bus * Refuse Truck * Tractor * Van * Vocational Truck Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 2 Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 3 Table of Contents About the Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Application Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Heavy-Duty Emission Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Multiple-Stage Construction of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Chassis Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Atmospheric Circulation and Its Effect on Arctic Sea Ice in CCSM3 Simulations at Medium and High Resolution*  

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the Canadian archipelago, where the T85 winds produce thicker ice than their T42 counterparts. Seasonal forcingAtmospheric Circulation and Its Effect on Arctic Sea Ice in CCSM3 Simulations at Medium and High) ABSTRACT The simulation of Arctic sea ice and surface winds changes significantly when Community Climate

Bitz, Cecilia

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Abstract Pitting corrosion of aluminum 2024 in Luria Bertani medium was reduced by the secretion of anionic  

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Abstract Pitting corrosion of aluminum 2024 in Luria Bertani medium was reduced by the secretion Bacillus subtilis WB600/pBE92- Asp biofilm slightly reduced the corrosion rate of the pas- sive aluminum the corrosion rate by 90% (compared to the B. sub- tilis WB600/pBE92 biofilm which did not secrete polyas

Wood, Thomas K.

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The Changing State of British Enterprise Growth, Innovation and Competitive Advantage in Small and Medium Sized Firms 1986-95  

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1,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing and business service sectors special emphasis upon the innovative activity of SMEs. This report therefore provides the most detailed technology transfer occurs in the SME sector, This is set against the background of a detailed examination

de Gispert, Adrià

332

How R&D investments influence TFP growth: Evidence from China’s large and medium-sized industrial enterprises  

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This paper investigates the potential channels through which R&D may influence TFP growth using industry-level panel data of China’s large and medium-sized ... provide a closer look of the relationship between R&D

Liqun Zhou; Liangke Xia

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Penetration of a Fluid into a Porous Medium or Hele-Shaw Cell Containing a More Viscous Liquid  

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24 June 1958 research-article The Penetration of a Fluid into a Porous Medium or Hele-Shaw Cell Containing...modes of small disturbances from a plane interface and their rate of growth, it is necessary to know, or to assume one knows...

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear reactions of medium and heavy target nuclei with high-energy particles IV. Interpretation of mass fragment yields  

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Target residue mass distributions in 3·65 A GeV12C-ion- and 3·65 GeV proton-induced reactions on medium and heavy target nuclei have been interpreted in the theoretical framework of the intranuclear cascade and a...

P. Kozma; K. Hänssgen

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic wave propagation in an active medium and the equivalent Schrdinger equation with an energy-dependent complex potential  

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Electromagnetic wave propagation in an active medium and the equivalent Schrödinger equation with an energy-dependent complex potential H. Bahlouli,* A. D. Alhaidari, and A. Al Zahrani Physics Department to provide an alternative, but equivalent, representation of plane electromagnetic em wave propagation

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Influence of Temperature on Growth and Peak Oil Biosynthesis in a Carbon-Limited Medium by Pythium irregulare  

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Kinetic analysis was investigated for a carbon-limited medium (C/N ratio = 5.0) supporting the growth of the 5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5; ?-3) (EPA)-accumulating fungal organism Pythium irregulare. T...

Keri B. Cantrell; Terry H. Walker

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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April 15, 2004 / Vol. 29, No. 8 / OPTICS LETTERS 887 Optical light bullets in a pure Kerr medium  

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April 15, 2004 / Vol. 29, No. 8 / OPTICS LETTERS 887 Optical light bullets in a pure Kerr medium 1 1 D optical bullets. Similarly to solitons, these bullets undergo elastic collisions. Since may be used to realize experimentally stable, nondissipative optical bullets. © 2004 Optical Society

Fibich, Gadi

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Partially Sulfated Lime-Fly Ash Sorbents Activated by Water or Steam for SO2 Removal at a Medium Temperature  

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Partially Sulfated Lime-Fly Ash Sorbents Activated by Water or Steam for SO2 Removal at a Medium Temperature ... The low utilization of calcium-based sorbent is caused by the formation of calcium sulfite or sulfate, which have larger molar volumes than CaO or Ca(OH)2. ... ignition?loss ...

Liming Shi; Xuchang Xu

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Unsteady MHD combined convection over a moving vertical sheet in a fluid saturated porous medium with uniform surface heat flux  

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The group transformation method is applied for solving the combined convection problem in an unsteady, two-dimensional, laminar, boundary-layer flow of a viscous, incompressible and electrically-conducting fluid along a vertical continuous moving plate ... Keywords: Flow, Group transformation method, MHD, Natural convection, Porous medium

S. M. M. El-Kabeir; A. M. Rashad; Rama Subba Reddy Gorla

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Energy Conference, 19 -21 May 2003 Energy Technologies for post-Kyoto targets in the medium term  

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Aquifers and Hydrocarbon Structures Power & Heat Air Air O2 N2 & O2 CO2 CO2 CO2 Compression & DehydrationInternational Energy Conference, 19 - 21 May 2003 Energy Technologies for post-Kyoto targets in the medium term CO2 Capture & Geological Storage Niels Peter Christensen International Ventures Director

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Shearing-Patch Sampling Applied to the Lyman-Cloud/Intercloud Medium J. W. Wadsley and J. R. Bond  

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Shearing-Patch Sampling Applied to the Lyman- Cloud/Intercloud Medium J. W. Wadsley and J. R. Bond of modest sample patches constrained to have bulk physical properties which characterize the main statistical variations from sample to sample. Statistical quantities computed for each simulated patch

Bond, Dick

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 87, 054616 (2013) Microscopic in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections with improved Pauli blocking effects  

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for nuclear reactions at intermediate energies (20 Elab 300 MeV/nucleon) and for nuclear structure in general the role of optical potentials commonly used in low energy reactions [8]. Examples such as knockout been typically employed to describe intermediate-energy HI reactions. In-medium two-body cross sections

Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

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Long-term stability of Vero cell-derived inactivated Japanese encephalitis vaccine prepared using serum-free medium  

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We established a method of producing a Vero cell-derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine using serum-free medium, and tested its stability using various stabilizers during the inactivation process and storage at 4 °C and 28 °C. Similar to previously reported results of cell culture in serum-containing medium, Vero cells were cultured in a serum-free medium multiplied well, and the viral yield was successfully increased to about 109 PFU/ml. Following formalin-inactivation and purification via ethanol precipitation and sucrose density ultracentrifugation of the virus solution, the vaccine had the same quality as, and higher immunogenicity, the mouse brain-derived vaccine in current use. Testing of several stabilizers showed that the addition of 0.5% glycine during the virus inactivation process facilitated the maintenance of immunogenicity for a long period of time. Furthermore, the addition of 0.5% glycine and 1.0% sorbitol as vaccine stabilizers after purification led to the maintenance of immunogenicity for 1 year, not dependent on the storage temperature (4 °C or 28 °C). These results indicate that, in contrast to the current mouse brain-derived vaccine, the Vero cell-derived vaccine can be prepared using serum-free medium containing no animal-derived components, and that the vaccine can be stored at room temperature by adding stabilizers, suggesting the possibility of producing room temperature-stable vaccines.

Hiroko Toriniwa; Tomoyoshi Komiya

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROBO: a model and a code for studying the interstellar medium  

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We present robo, a model and its companion code for the study of the interstellar medium (ISM). The aim is to provide an accurate description of the physical evolution of the ISM and to set the ground for an ancillary tool to be inserted in NBody-Tree-SPH (NB-TSPH) simulations of large-scale structures in the cosmological context or of the formation and evolution of individual galaxies. The ISM model consists of gas and dust. The gas chemical composition is regulated by a network of reactions that includes a large number of species (hydrogen and deuterium-based molecules, helium, and metals). New reaction rates for the charge transfer in H{sup +} and H{sub 2} collisions are presented. The dust contains the standard mixture of carbonaceous grains (graphite grains and PAHs) and silicates. In our model dust are formed and destroyed by several processes. The model accurately treats the cooling process, based on several physical mechanisms, and cooling functions recently reported in the literature. The model is applied to a wide range of the input parameters, and the results for important quantities describing the physical state of the gas and dust are presented. The results are organized in a database suited to the artificial neural networks (ANNs). Once trained, the ANNs yield the same results obtained by ROBO with great accuracy. We plan to develop ANNs suitably tailored for applications to NB-TSPH simulations of cosmological structures and/or galaxies.

Grassi, T [University of Padua, Italy; Krstic, Predrag S [ORNL; Merlin, E [University of Padua, Padua, Italy; Buonomo, U [University of Padua, Padua, Italy; Piovan, L [University of Padua, Padua, Italy; Chiosi, C [University of Padua, Padua, Italy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short- and medium-range order in Zr[subscript 80]Pt[subscript 20] liquids  

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The atomic structures in equilibrium and supercooled liquids of Zr{sub 80}Pt{sub 20} were determined as a function of temperature by in situ high-energy synchrotron diffraction studies of the levitated liquids (containerless processing) using the beamline electrostatic levitation (BESL) technique. The presence of a pronounced pre-peak at q - 1.7 {angstrom}{sup -1} in the static structure factor indicates medium-range order (MRO) in the liquid. The position and intensity of the pre-peak remain constant with cooling, indicating that the MRO is already present in the liquid above its melting temperature. An analysis of the liquid atomic structures obtained using the Reverse Monte Carlo method utilizing both the structure factor S(q) from x-ray diffraction experiments and the partial pair-correlation functions from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations show that the pre-peak arises from a Pt-Pt correlation that can be identified with icosahedral short-range order around the Pt atoms. The local atomic ordering is dominated by icosahedral-like structures, raising the nucleation barrier between the liquid and these phases, thus assisting glass formation.

Mauro, N.A.; Wessels, V.; Bendert, J.C.; Klein, S.; Gangopadhyay, A.K.; Kramer, M.J.; Hao, S.G.; Rustan, G.E.; Kreyssig, A.; Goldman, A.I.; Kelton, K.F. (WU); (ETH Zurich); (Iowa State); (IMW-Germany)

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory and computational modeling: Medium reorganization and donor/acceptor coupling in electron transfer processes  

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The continuing goal is to convert the rapidly accumulating mechanistic information about electron transfer (et) kinetics (often representable in terms of simple rate constants) into precise tools for fine-tuned control of the kinetics and for design of molecular-based systems which meet specified et characteristics. The present treatment will be limited to the kinetic framework defined by the assumption of transition state theory (TST). The primary objective of this paper is to report recent advances in the theoretical formulation, calculation, and analysis of energetics and electronic coupling pertinent to et in complex molecular aggregates. The control of et kinetics (i.e., enhancing desired processes, while inhibiting others) involves, of course, both system energetics (especially reorganization energies (E{sub r}) and free energy changes ({Delta}G{sup 0})) and electronic coupling of local D and A sites, which for thermal processes is most directly relevant only after the system has reached the appropriate point (or region) along the reaction coordinate (i.e., the transition state). The authors first discuss TST rate constant models, emphasizing genetic features, but also noting some special features arising when metal electrodes are involved. They then turn to a consideration of detailed aspects of medium reorganization and donor/acceptor coupling. With these theoretical tools in hand, they examine the results of recent applications to complex molecular systems using the techniques of computational quantum chemistry and electrostatics, together with detailed analysis of the numerical results and comparison with recent electrochemical kinetic data.

Newton, M.D.; Feldberg, S.W.; Smalley, J.F.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of the Intergalactic Medium and the Cosmic Web in the SKA era  

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The interaction of galaxies with their environment, the Intergalactic Medium (IGM), is an important aspect of galaxy formation. One of the most fundamental, but unanswered questions in the evolution of galaxies is how gas circulates in and around galaxies and how it enters the galaxies to support star formation. We have several lines of evidence that the observed evolution of star formation requires gas accretion from the IGM at all times and on all cosmic scales. This gas remains largely unaccounted for and the outstanding questions are where this gas resides and what the physical mechanisms of accretion are. The gas is expected to be embedded in an extended cosmic web made of sheets and filaments. Such large-scale filaments of gas are expected by cosmological numerical simulations, which have made significant progress in recent years. Such simulations do not only model the large scale structure of the cosmic web, but also investigate the neutral gas component. To truly make significant progress in understan...

Popping, A; Staveley-Smith, L; Obreschkow, D; Jozsa, G I; Pisano, D J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the sensitivity of jet quenching to near T_C enhancement of the medium opacity  

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One of the main goals of the study of high transverse momentum (P_T) observables in the context of ultrarelativisic heavy-ion collisions is the determination of properties of the produced QCD matter. In particular, the transport coefficients qhat and ehat, characterizing the interaction of the medium with a high p_T parton, are accessible via high P_T probes. However, a precision extraction of their temperature dependence from current data faces the problem that neither the spacetime geometry of the evolving matter droplet nor the link between thermodynamics and transport coefficients is unambiguously known, and various conjectured scenarios how thermodynamics and transport coefficients behave close to the phase transition exist. While often a behaviour with the energy density qhat ~ epsilon^3/4 is assumed which leads to a parametric decrease of the scaled qhat(T)/T^3 close to the critical temperature T_C, other scenarios expect instead a near T_C enhancement of jet quenching. In this work, the systematic res...

Renk, Thorsten

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

The effect of grain size distribution on H$_2$ formation rate in the interstellar medium  

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The formation of molecular hydrogen in the interstellar medium takes place on the surfaces of dust grains. Hydrogen molecules play a role in gas-phase reactions that produce other molecules, some of which serve as coolants during gravitational collapse and star formation. Thus, the evaluation of the roduction rate of hydrogen molecules and its dependence on the physical conditions in the cloud are of great importance. Interstellar dust grains exhibit a broad size distribution in which the small grains capture most of the surface area. Recent studies have shown that the production efficiency strongly depends on the grain composition and temperature as well as on its size. In this paper we present a formula which provides the total production rate of H$_2$ per unit volume in the cloud, taking into account the grain composition and temperature as well as the grain size distribution. The formula agrees very well with the master equation results. It shows that for a physically relevant range of grain temperatures, the production rate of H$_2$ is significantly enhanced due to their broad size distribution.

Azi Lipshtat; Ofer Biham

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Low energy consumption method for separating gaseous mixtures and in particular for medium purity oxygen production  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for the separation of gaseous mixtures such as air and for producing medium purity oxygen, comprising compressing the gaseous mixture in a first compressor to about 3.9-4.1 atmospheres pressure, passing said compressed gaseous mixture in heat exchange relationship with sub-ambient temperature gaseous nitrogen, dividing the cooled, pressurized gaseous mixture into first and second streams, introducing the first stream into the high pressure chamber of a double rectification column, separating the gaseous mixture in the rectification column into a liquid oxygen-enriched stream and a gaseous nitrogen stream and supplying the gaseous nitrogen stream for cooling the compressed gaseous mixture, removing the liquid oxygen-enriched stream from the low pressure chamber of the rectification column and pumping the liquid, oxygen-enriched steam to a predetermined pressure, cooling the second stream, condensing the cooled second stream and evaporating the oxygen-enriched stream in an evaporator-condenser, delivering the condensed second stream to the high pressure chamber of the rectification column, and heating the oxygen-enriched stream and blending the oxygen-enriched stream with a compressed blend-air stream to the desired oxygen concentration.

Jujasz, Albert J. (North Olmsted, OH); Burkhart, James A. (Olmsted Falls, OH); Greenberg, Ralph (New York, NY)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

New 380 MM bore medium-speed engine from Stork-Waertsilae Diesel  

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In what is the first major engine development evolving from the know-how of Wartsila Diesel International and one of its group member companies, Stork-Wartsila Diesel has introduced the new SW38 medium-speed diesel engine family for power generation and marine propulsion applications. With a rated speed of 600 r/min, the SW38 engine family is suitable for 50 and 60 cycle power plants up to 11.5 MW output per set, and also makes for a compact marine propulsion system within a power bracket of 3960 to 11,880 kW. As a designated successor to the successful TM 410 family, the new SW38 series represents a completely new design. In addition to economy, ecology and reliability, production costs were an important design criteria. Unitized construction methods, with many cast-in components, results in fewer parts, and total engine weight is about 10 to 15% lower than that of similar models. Another prime goal was to optimize the engine for low emissions, without affecting the low fuel consumption. Using a new combustion philosophy, SWD claims to reduce NO[sub x] emissions by 50-70% without jeopardizing the fuel consumption. 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Kunberger, K.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Progress in the Development of Global Medium-Energy Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Model Potentials  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Two existing global medium-energy nucleon-nucleus phenomenological optical model potentials are described and compared with experiment and with each other. The first of these employs a Dirac approach (second-order reduction) that is global in projectile energy and projectile isospin and applies to the target nucleus 208-Pb. Here the standard S-V (isoscalar-scalar, isoscalar-vector) model has been extended to include the corresponding isovector components by introduction of a relativistic Lane model. The second of these employs a relativistic equivalent to the Schroedinger equation and is global in projectile energy, projectile isospin, and target (Z,A). Here, particular attention is given to predictions for the integrated scattering observables - neutron total cross sections and proton total reaction cross sections - and their sensitivity to the absorptive parts of the potential. Finally, current work is described and the influence of the nuclear bound state problem (treated in relativistic mean field theory) on the Dirac scattering problem is mentioned.

David G. Madland

1997-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

353

Interactions of a Light Hypersonic Jet with a Non-Uniform Interstellar Medium  

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We present three dimensional simulations of the interaction of a light hypersonic jet with an inhomogeneous thermal and turbulently supported disk in an elliptical galaxy. We model the jet as a light, supersonic non-relativistic flow with parameters selected to be consistent with a relativistic jet with kinetic power just above the FR1/FR2 break. We identify four generic phases in the evolution of such a jet with the inhomogeneous interstellar medium: 1) an initial ``flood and channel'' phase, where progress is characterized by high pressure gas finding changing weak points in the ISM, flowing through channels that form and re-form over time, 2) a spherical, energy-driven bubble phase, were the bubble is larger than the disk scale, but the jet remains fully disrupted close to the nucleus, 3) a rapid, jet break--out phase the where jet breaks free of the last dense clouds, becomes collimated and pierces the spherical bubble, and 4) a classical phase, the jet propagates in a momentum-dominated fashion leading to the classical jet + cocoon + bow-shock structure. Mass transport in the simulations is investigated, and we propose a model for the morphology and component proper motions in the well-studied Compact Symmetric Object 4C31.04.

R. S. Sutherland; G. V. Bicknell

2007-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Astrophysical bow shocks: An analytical solution for the hypersonic blunt body problem in the intergalactic medium  

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Aims: Bow shock waves are a common feature of groups and clusters of galaxies since they are generated as a result of supersonic motion of galaxies through the intergalactic medium. The goal of this work is to present an analytical solution technique for such astrophysical hypersonic blunt body problems. Methods: A method, developed by Schneider (1968, JFM, 31, 397) in the context of aeronautics, allows calculation of the galaxy's shape as long as the shape of the bow shock wave is known (so-called inverse method). In contrast to other analytical models, the solution is valid in the whole flow region (from the stagnation point up to the bow shock wings) and in particular takes into account velocity gradients along the streamlines. We compare our analytical results with two-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations carried out with an extended version of the VH-1 hydrocode which is based on the piecewise parabolic method with a Lagrangian remap. Results: It is shown that the applied method accurately predicts the...

Schulreich, Michael Mathias

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Interactions of a Light Hypersonic Jet with a Non-Uniform Interstellar Medium  

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We present three dimensional simulations of the interaction of a light hypersonic jet with an inhomogeneous thermal and turbulently supported disk in an elliptical galaxy. We model the jet as a light, supersonic non-relativistic flow with parameters selected to be consistent with a relativistic jet with kinetic power just above the FR1/FR2 break. We identify four generic phases in the evolution of such a jet with the inhomogeneous interstellar medium: 1) an initial ``flood and channel'' phase, where progress is characterized by high pressure gas finding changing weak points in the ISM, flowing through channels that form and re-form over time, 2) a spherical, energy-driven bubble phase, were the bubble is larger than the disk scale, but the jet remains fully disrupted close to the nucleus, 3) a rapid, jet break--out phase the where jet breaks free of the last dense clouds, becomes collimated and pierces the spherical bubble, and 4) a classical phase, the jet propagates in a momentum-dominated fashion leading t...

Sutherland, R S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Ash limitation of physical coal beneficiation for medium–high ash coal—A geochemistry perspective  

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Abstract Nowadays the industrial coal beneficiation in China could only reduce the ash yield to about 10%, which could not meet the requirement or standard of environment protection. In this work, the possibility of reducing the ash yield was studied from the aspect of geochemistry. The channel samples were collected from two coal seams in Guizhou and Shanxi province, China and then conducted analysis by combining data from coals worldwide. The result reveals that the same coal seam or the coals deposited in the same peat swamp show a significantly positive correlation between ash yield and Al2O3 + SiO2 content, and the intercept of regression equation on the ash axis is always less than 5% (generally 2–5%). Overall, the coal from China is featured with a higher intercept compared with that in the other countries. The intercept of 2–5% on the ash axis indicates an original inorganic component in coal-forming peat. The research result also presents a theoretical limitation of coal ash by coal cleaning, because 2–5% of inorganic components in medium–high quality ash coal could hardly be separated by traditional physical coal beneficiation.

Wenfeng Wang; Weiduo Hao; Simon Xu; Fuchang Qian; Shuxun Sang; Yong Qin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Laser utilizing a gaseous lasing medium and method for operating the same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention relates to an improvement in gas lasers and a method of operating the same. In one aspect, the invention is an improved method for operating a high-power gas laser. The improvement comprises introducing the gas lasing medium tangentially to the laser tube at a pressure establishing a forced vortex in the tube. The vortex defines an axially extending core region characterized by a low pressure and temperature relative to the gas inlet and the exterior of the vortex. An electrical discharge is established in the core region to initiate lasing of the gas. The gas discharge from the tube is passed through a diffuser. As in conventional gas lasers, firing results in a very abrupt increase in gas temperature and in severe disruption of the gas. However, the gas vortex almost immediately restores the gas to its pre-firing condition. That is, almost all of the waste heat is transferred radially to the laser wall, and the original gas-flow pattern is restored. As a result, the power output of the laser is increased significantly, and the laser firing repetition rate is markedly increased.

Zerr, Bruce A. (Harriman, TN)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of Si, Fe, and Ni in the Intracluster Medium of the Coma Cluster  

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We studied the distributions of Si, Fe, and Ni in the intracluster medium (ICM) of the Coma cluster, one of the largest clusters in the nearby universe, using XMM-Newton data up to 0.5 r180 and Suzaku data of the central region up to 0.16 r180. Using the flux ratios of Ly alpha of H-like Si and 7.8 keV blend to K alpha of He-like Fe, the abundance ratios of Si to Fe and Ni to Fe of the ICM were derived using APEC model v2.0.1. The Si/Fe ratio in the ICM of the Coma cluster shows no radial gradient. The emission weighted averages of the Si/Fe ratio in the ICM within 0.0--0.2 r180, 0.2--0.5 r180, and 0.0--0.5 r180 are 0.97 +- 0.11, 1.05 +- 0.36 and 0.99 +- 0.13, respectively, in solar units using the solar abundance of Lodders (2003). These values are close to those of smaller clusters and groups of galaxies. Using the Suzaku data of the central region, the derived Ni/Fe ratio of the ICM is 0.6--1.5 in solar units, according to the same solar abundance table. The systematic difference in the derived abundance r...

Matsushita, Kyoko; Sakuma, Eri; Sato, Kosuke

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abundance Patterns in the Interstellar Medium of Early-type Galaxies Observed with Suzaku  

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We have analyzed 17 early-type galaxies, 13 ellipticals and 4 S0's, observed with Suzaku, and investigated metal abundances (O, Mg, Si, and Fe) and abundance ratios (O/Fe, Mg/Fe, and Si/Fe) in the interstellar medium (ISM). The emission from each on-source region, which is 4 times effective radius, r_e, is reproduced with one- or two- temperature thermal plasma models as well as a multi-temperature model, using APEC plasma code v2.0.1. The multi-temperature model gave almost the same abundances and abundance ratios with the 1T or 2T models. The weighted averages of the O, Mg, Si, and Fe abundances of all the sample galaxies derived from the multi-temperature model fits are 0.83+-0.04, 0.93+-0.03, 0.80+-0.02, and 0.80+-0.02 solar, respectively, in solar units according to the solar abundance table by Lodders (2003). These abundances show no significant dependence on the morphology and environment. The systematic differences in the derived metal abundances between the version 2.0.1 and 1.3.1 of APEC plasma code...

Konami, Saori; Nagino, Ryo; Tamagawa, Toru

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamical model of supernova feedback: gas outflows from the interstellar medium  

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We present a dynamical model of supernova feedback which follows the evolution of pressurised bubbles driven by supernovae in a multi-phase interstellar medium (ISM). The bubbles are followed until the point of break-out into the halo, starting from an initial adiabatic phase to a radiative phase. We show that a key property which sets the fate of bubbles in the ISM is the gas surface density, through the work done by the expansion of bubbles and its role in setting the gas scaleheight. The multi-phase description of the ISM is essential, and neglecting it leads to order of magnitude differences in the predicted outflow rates. We compare our predicted mass loading and outflow velocities to observations of local and high-redshift galaxies and find good agreement. With the aim of analysing the dependence of the mass loading of the outflow, $\\beta$ (i.e. the ratio between the outflow and star formation rates), on galaxy properties, we embed our model in the galaxy formation simulation, GALFORM, set in the $\\Lamb...

Lagos, Claudia; Baugh, C M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Palladium and Tin Alloyed Catalysts for the Ethanol Oxidation Reaction in an Alkaline Medium  

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In this paper, we present a study of a series of carbon-supported Pd-Sn binary alloyed catalysts prepared through a modified Polyol method as anode electrocatalysts for direct ethanol fuel cell reactions in an alkaline medium. Transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy equipped with electron energy loss spectroscopy were used to characterize the Pd-Sn/C catalysts, where homogeneous Pd-Sn alloys were determined to be present with the surface Sn being partially oxidized. Among various Pd-Sn catalysts, Pd{sub 86}Sn{sub 14}/C catalysts showed much enhanced current densities in cyclic voltammetric and chronoamperometric measurements, compared to commercial Pd/C (Johnson Matthey). The overall rate law of ethanol oxidation reaction for both Pd{sub 86}Sn{sub 14}/C and commercial Pd/C were also determined, which clearly showed that Pd{sub 86}Sn{sub 14}/C was more favorable in high ethanol concentration and/or high pH environment. Density functional theory calculations also confirmed Pd-Sn alloy structures would result in lower reaction energies for the dehydrogenation of ethanol, compared to the pure Pd crystal.

Su D.; Du W.; Mackenzie K.E.; Milano D.F.; Deskins N.A.; Teng X.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Keck/Deimos Spectroscopy of a GALEX UV Selecte Sample from the Medium Imaging Survey  

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We report results from a pilot program to obtain spectroscopy for objects detected in the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) Medium Imaging Survey (MIS). Our study examines the properties of galaxies detected by GALEX fainter than the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectroscopic survey. This is the first study to extend the techinques of Salim et al. 2005 to estimate stellar masses, star formation rates (SFR) and the b (star formation history) parameter for star-forming galaxies out to z~0.7. We obtain redshifts for 50 GALEX MIS sources reaching NUV=23.9 (AB mag), having counterparts in the SDSS Data Release 4 (DR4). Of our sample, 43 are starforming galaxies with zGuzman et. al 1996 & Phillips et. al 1997. However, our sample is ~2 mag fainter in surface brightness than the compact blue galaxies. We find that the star-formation histories for a majority of the galaxies are consistent with a recent starburst within the last 100 Myr.

Ryan P. Mallery; R. Michael Rich; Samir Salim; Todd Small; Stephane Charlot; Mark Seibert; Ted Wyder; Tom A. Barlow; Karl Forster; Peter G. Friedman; D. Christopher Martin; Patrick Morissey; Susan G. Neff; David Schiminovivich; Luciana Bianchi; Jose Donas; Timothy M. Heckman; Young-Wook Lee; Barry F. Madore; Bruno Milliard; Alex S. Szalay; Barry Y. Welsh; Suk Young Yi

2007-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective medium theories for irregular fluffy structures: aggregation of small particles  

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We study the extinction efficiencies as well as scattering properties of particles of different porosity. Calculations are performed for porous pseudospheres with small size (Rayleigh) inclusions using the discrete dipole approximation. Five refractive indices of materials covering the range from $1.20+0.00i$ to $1.75+0.58i$ were selected. They correspond to biological particles, dirty ice, silicate, amorphous carbon and soot in the visual part of spectrum. We attempt to describe the optical properties of such particles using Lorenz-Mie theory and a refractive index found from some effective medium theory (EMT) assuming the particle is homogeneous. We refer to this as the effective model. It is found that the deviations are minimal when utilizing the EMT based on the Bruggeman mixing rule. Usually the deviations in extinction factor do not exceed $\\sim 5%$ for particle porosity ${\\cal P}=0 - 0.9$ and size parameters $x_{\\rm porous} = 2 \\pi r_{\\rm s, porous}/\\lambda \\la 25$. The deviations are larger for scattering and absorption efficiencies and smaller for particle albedo and asymmetry parameter. Our calculations made for spheroids confirm these conclusions. Preliminary consideration shows that the effective model represents the intensity and polarization of radiation scattered by fluffy aggregates quite well. Thus, the effective models of spherical and non-spherical particles can be used to significantly simplify computations of the optical properties of aggregates containing only Rayleigh inclusions.

N. V. Voshchinnikov; G. Videen; Th. Henning

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear and nonlinear light propagations in a Doppler-broadened medium via electromagnetically induced transparency  

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We present a systematic theoretical study to deal with linear and nonlinear light propagations in a Doppler-broadened three-level {Lambda} system via electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), with incoherent population exchange between two lower energy levels taken into account. Through a careful analysis of base state and linear excitation, we show that the EIT condition of the system is given by |{Omega}{sub c}|{sup 2{gamma}}{sub 31}>>2{gamma}{sub 21{Delta}{omega}D}{sup 2}, where {Omega}{sub c} is half the Rabi frequency of the control field, {Delta}{omega}{sub D} is the Doppler width, and {gamma}{sub jl} is the decay rate of the coherence between states |j> and |l>. Under this condition, the effect of incoherent population exchange is insignificant, while dephasing dominates the decoherence of the system. This condition also ensures the validity of the weak nonlinear perturbation theory used in this work for solving the Maxwell-Bloch equations with inhomogeneous broadening. We then investigate the nonlinear propagation of the probe field and show that it is possible to form temporal optical solitons in the Doppler-broadened medium. Such solitons have ultraslow propagating velocity and can be generated in very low light power. The possibility of realizing (1+1)-dimensional and (2+1)-dimensional spatial optical solitons in the adiabatic regime of the system is also discussed.

Li Liang; Huang Guoxiang [Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China); State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China and Institute of Nonlinear Physics, Zhejiang Normal University, Zhejiang 321004 (China)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Supercritical Hadley circulation within a layer of fluid saturated porous medium: Bifurcation to traveling wave  

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Hadley circulation induced by horizontal and vertical temperature gradients imposed on a fluid saturated porous medium layer is simulated numerically. The flow is assumed to be longitudinal, that is the secondary flow is composed of cells with axes transverse to the direction of the Hadley circulation. Critical (bifurcation) states predicted theoretically via linear stability analysis are verified by the numerical results giving confidence on the accuracy of the method. Several values of horizontal Rayleigh number, Ra{sub h}, and vertical Rayleigh number, Ra{sub v}, are studied. Results indicate that beyond a threshold horizontal Rayleigh number value the flow and temperature fields evolve from subcritical Hadley circulation to a supercritical time periodic flow. The secondary flow emerges in the form of a traveling wave aligned with the main (Hadley) flow direction. This traveling wave is characterized, at supercritical low vertical Rayleigh numbers, by the continuous drifting of two horizontal layers of flow cells that move in opposite directions. As the vertical Rayleigh number increases, the traveling wave becomes characterized by a unique layer of cells drifting in the direction opposite to the applied horizontal temperature gradient. Numerical animation unravels the main features of the transport process. This simplified model is of fundamental and practical importance, for instance, to the study of geothermal activities, underground transport of pollutants, paper processing, crystal growth, building insulation, and gas reservoirs.

Manole, D.M. [MCD Inc., Anniston, AL (United States); Lage, J.L.; Antohe, B.V. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the growth of strike-slip faults using effective medium theory  

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Increases in the dimensions of strike-slip faults including fault length, thickness of fault rock and the surrounding damage zone collectively provide quantitative definition of fault growth and are commonly measured in terms of the maximum fault slip. The field observations indicate that a common mechanism for fault growth in the brittle upper crust is fault lengthening by linkage and coalescence of neighboring fault segments or strands, and fault rock-zone widening into highly fractured inner damage zone via cataclastic deformation. The most important underlying mechanical reason in both cases is prior weakening of the rocks surrounding a fault's core and between neighboring fault segments by faulting-related fractures. In this paper, using field observations together with effective medium models, we analyze the reduction in the effective elastic properties of rock in terms of density of the fault-related brittle fractures and fracture intersection angles controlled primarily by the splay angles. Fracture densities or equivalent fracture spacing values corresponding to the vanishing Young's, shear, and quasi-pure shear moduli were obtained by extrapolation from the calculated range of these parameters. The fracture densities or the equivalent spacing values obtained using this method compare well with the field data measured along scan lines across the faults in the study area. These findings should be helpful for a better understanding of the fracture density/spacing distribution around faults and the transition from discrete fracturing to cataclastic deformation associated with fault growth and the related instabilities.

Aydin, A.; Berryman, J.G.

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using numerical models of bow shocks to investigate the circumstellar medium of massive stars  

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Many massive stars travel through the interstellar medium at supersonic speeds. As a result they form bow shocks at the interface between the stellar wind. We use numerical hydrodynamics to reproduce such bow shocks numerically, creating models that can be compared to observations. In this paper we discuss the influence of two physical phenomena, interstellar magnetic fields and the presence of interstellar dust grains on the observable shape of the bow shocks of massive stars. We find that the interstellar magnetic field, though too weak to restrict the general shape of the bow shock, reduces the size of the instabilities that would otherwise be observed in the bow shock of a red supergiant. The interstellar dust grains, due to their inertia can penetrate deep into the bow shock structure of a main sequence O-supergiant, crossing over from the ISM into the stellar wind. Therefore, the dust distribution may not always reflect the morphology of the gas. This is an important consideration for infrared observati...

van Marle, Allard Jan; Cox, Nick; Meliani, Zakaria

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTRON POLARIZATION IN THE MEDIUM-ENERGY ELECTRON-ION COLLIDER AT JLAB  

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A key feature of the Medium-energy Electron-Ion Collider (MEIC) at Jefferson Lab is high polarization (over 80%) of the electron beam at all collision points for the particle physics program. The equilibrium electron polarization is arranged to be vertical in the arcs of the figure-8 collider ring of the MEIC and anti-parallel to the arc dipole magnetic fields, in order to take advantage of the preservation of polarization by the Sokolov-Ternov (S-T) effect. Longitudinal polarization is achieved at collision points by utilizing energy-independent universal spin rotators each of which consists of a set of solenoids and dipoles placed at the end of an arc. The equilibrium beam polarization and its lifetime depend on competition between the S-T effect and radiative depolarization. The latter must be suppressed by spin matching. This paper reports on investigations of polarization in the MEIC electron collider ring and a preliminary estimate of beam polarization from calculations using the code SLICK.

Fanglei Lin, Yaroslav Derbenev, Vasiliy Morozov, Yuhong Zhang, Desmond Barber

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fleet test evaluations of an automotive and medium-duty truck coolant filter conditioner  

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The use of coolant filtration and supplemental coolant additives (SCA) to replenish depleted protective chemistry has been applied in the heavy duty diesel arena for many years. Some filtration of coolant and SCA usage in light gasoline engine and automotive diesel engine vehicles has taken place using off-board equipment to filter and recondition coolant. As concerns about the environment have increased, disposal of spent coolant that is replaced on a scheduled basis is a burden on fleets as well as individuals. In addition, as the efforts by vehicle manufacturers to extend or eliminate routine service intervals of vehicle systems increase, the use of an on-board system has become more attractive. A number of filtration/conditioning designs have been developed for light and medium duty use and have been on field tests for over a year. These field tests are described and reported, along with background on the filter design and chemistry package used. Field testing included: low and high mileage vehicles; newer and older vehicles; well and poorly maintained vehicles; and an assessment of the possibility of overcharging of the coolant chemistry.

Wright, A.B. [AlliedSignal Filters and Spark Plugs, Perrysburg, OH (United States)

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-induced heating of a multilayered medium resting on a half-space: Part 2 - Moving source  

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Direct access storage devices (DASDs) are widely used in the computer industry to store and manage data. In conventional magnetic recording, an induction head flying very close to the disk surface alters the polarization of the magnetic field of the disk surface to erase and or write the information on the disk. However, a new technology known as magneto optical recording or optical recording has considerable promise to increase data densities and reliability of data source. In magneto-optical storage, magnetic fields are altered by a laser source, which heats the magnetic medium beyond its Curie point, a temperature at which the magnetic medium loses its magnetization. This domain with zero magnetization is subsequently reversed by using an induction magnet. All these processes take place when the disk is rotating at a very high speed with respect to the laser source. An optical disk is a multilayered medium consisting of a thick glass disk on which many layers of different materials are sputtered, only one layer of which serves as a magnetic medium. Therefore, in this paper, a problem of laser-induced heating of a multilayered medium resting on a half-space is considered when the laser is translation with respect to it. The transient heat conduction equation is solved by employing the Laplace transform in the time domain and the Fourier Transform in the x, y dimension. The resulting ordinary differential equation is solved and the inversion of the Lapplace transform is obtained by a technique developed by Crump. The Fourier inversion is obtained by using a Fast Fourier Transform. The technique developed here is then applied to calculate domain size for recorded bits for a given disk, laser power, source characteristics, and rotational velocity.

Kant, R.; Deckert, K.L. (IBM Research Div., San Jose, CA (USA))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Pool Spreading and Vaporization Behavior in Medium-Scale LNG Tests  

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Abstract A failure of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker can occur due to collision or loading/unloading operation resulting in spillage of LNG on water. Upon release, a spreading liquid can form a pool with rapid vaporization leading to the formation of a flammable vapor cloud. Safety analysis for the protection of public and property involves the determination of consequences of such accidental releases. To address this complex pool spreading and vaporization phenomenon of LNG, an investigation is performed based on the experimental tests that were conducted by the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) in 2007. The 2007 tests are a part of medium-scale experiments carried out at the Brayton Fire Training Field (BFTF), College Station. The dataset represents a semi-continuous spill on water, where LNG is released on a confined area of water for a specified duration of time. The pool spreading and vaporization behavior are validated using empirical models, which involved determination of pool spreading parameters and vaporization rates with respect to time. Knowledge of the pool diameter, pool height and spreading rate are found to be important in calculating the vaporization rates of the liquid pool. The paper also presents a method to determine the vaporization mass flux of LNG using water temperature data that is recorded in the experiment. The vaporization rates are observed to be high initially and tend to decrease once the pool stopped spreading. The results of the analysis indicated that a vaporization mass flux that is varying with time is required for accurate determination of the vaporization rate. Based on the data analysis, sources of uncertainties in the experimental data were identified to arise from ice formation and vapor blocking.

Nirupama Gopalaswami; R. Mentzer; M. Sam Mannan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TURBULENCE IN THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM: SOLENOIDAL AND DILATATIONAL MOTIONS AND THE IMPACT OF NUMERICAL VISCOSITY  

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We use a suite of cosmological hydrodynamical simulations, run by two fixed grid codes, to investigate the properties of solenoidal and dilatational motions of the intergalactic medium (IGM) and the impact of numerical viscosity on turbulence in an ?CDM universe. The codes differ only in the spatial difference discretization. We find that (1) The vortical motion grows rapidly since z = 2 and reaches ?10 km s{sup –1}-90 km s{sup –1} at z = 0. Meanwhile, the small-scale compressive ratio r{sub CS} drops from 0.84 to 0.47, indicating comparable vortical and compressive motions at z = 0. (2) Power spectra of the solenoidal velocity possess two regimes, ?k {sup –0.89} and ?k {sup –2.02}, while the total and dilatational velocity follow the scaling k {sup –1.88} and k {sup –2.20}, respectively, in the turbulent range. The IGM turbulence may contain two distinct phases, the supersonic and post-supersonic phases. (3) The non-thermal pressure support, measured by the vortical kinetic energy, is comparable with the thermal pressure for ?{sub b} ? 10-100, or T < 10{sup 5.5} K at z = 0.0. The deviation of the baryon fraction from the cosmic mean shows a preliminary positive correlation with the turbulence pressure support. (4) A relatively higher numerical viscosity would dissipate both the compressive and vortical motions of the IGM into thermal energy more effectively, resulting in less developed vorticity, remarkably shortened inertial range, and leading to a non-negligible uncertainty in the thermal history of gas accretion. Shocks in regions outside of clusters are significantly suppressed by numerical viscosity since z = 2, which may directly cause the different levels of turbulence between the two codes.

Zhu, Weishan; Gu, Qiusheng [School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210092 (China); Feng, Long-long [Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, 210008 (China); Xia, Yinhua [School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Shu, Chi-Wang [Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Fang, Li-Zhi [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MAGIICAT II. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE Mg II ABSORBING CIRCUMGALACTIC MEDIUM  

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We examine the Mg II absorbing circumgalactic medium (CGM) for the 182 intermediate redshift (0.072 ? z ? 1.120) galaxies in the 'Mg II Absorber-Galaxy Catalog' (MAGIICAT). We parameterize the anti-correlation between equivalent width, W{sub r} (2796), and impact parameter, D, with a log-linear fit, and show that a power law poorly describes the data. We find that higher luminosity galaxies have larger W{sub r} (2796) at larger D (4.3?). The covering fractions, f{sub c} , decrease with increasing D and W{sub r} (2796) detection threshold. Higher luminosity galaxies have larger f{sub c} ; no absorption is detected in lower luminosity galaxies beyond 100 kpc. Bluer and redder galaxies have similar f{sub c} for D < 100 kpc, but for D > 100 kpc, bluer galaxies have larger f{sub c} , as do higher redshift galaxies. The 'absorption radius', R(L) = R{sub *}(L/L*){sup ?}, which we examine for four different W{sub r} (2796) detection thresholds, is more luminosity sensitive to the B-band than the K-band, more sensitive for redder galaxies than for bluer galaxies, and does not evolve with redshift for the K-band, but becomes more luminosity sensitive toward lower redshift for the B-band. These trends clearly indicate a more extended Mg II absorbing CGM around higher luminosity, bluer, and higher redshift galaxies. Several of our findings are in conflict with other works. We address these conflicts and discuss the implications of our results for the low-ionization, intermediate redshift CGM.

Nielsen, Nikole M.; Churchill, Christopher W. [New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States); Kacprzak, Glenn G., E-mail: nnielsen@nmsu.edu, E-mail: cwc@nmsu.edu, E-mail: gkacprzak@astro.swin.edu.au [Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria 3122 (Australia)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Recovery of uranium from phosphoric acid medium by polymeric composite beads encapsulating organophosphorus extractants  

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The present study deals with the preparation and evaluation of the poly-ethersulfone (PES) based composite beads encapsulating synergistic mixture of D2EHPA and Cyanex 923 (at 4:1 mole ratio) for the separation of uranium from phosphoric acid medium. SEM was used for the characterization of the composite materials. Addition of 1% PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) improved the internal morphology and porosity of the beads. Additionally, microscopic examination of the composite bead confirmed central coconut type cavity surrounded by porous polymer layer of the beads through which exchange of metal ions take place. Effect of various experimental variables including aqueous acidity, metal ion concentration in aqueous feed, concentration of organic extractant inside the beads, extractant to polymer ratio, liquid to solid (L/S) ratio and temperature on the extraction of uranium was studied. Increase in acidity (1-6 M), L/S ratio (1- 10), metal ion concentration (0.2-3 g/L U{sub 3}O{sub 8}) and polymer to extractant ratio (1:4 -1:10) led to decrease in extraction of uranium. At 5.5 M (comparable to wet process phosphoric acid concentration) the extraction of uranium was about 85% at L/S ratio 5. Increase in extractant concentration inside the bead resulted in enhanced extraction of metal ion. Increase in temperature in the range of 30 to 50 Celsius degrees increased the extraction, whereas further increase to 70 C degrees led to the decrease in extraction of uranium. Amongst various reagents tested, stripping of uranium was quantitative by 12% Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solution. Polymeric beads were found to be stable and reusable up-to 10 cycles of extraction/stripping. (authors)

Singh, D.K.; Yadav, K.K.; Varshney, L.; Singh, H. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085 (India)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Split and collectorless flotation to medium coking coal fines for multi-product zero waste concept  

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The medium coking coal fines of ? 0.5 mm from Jharia coal field were taken for this investigation. The release analysis of the composite coal reveals that yield is very low at 10.0% ash, about 25% at 14% ash and 50% at 17% ash level. The low yield is caused by the presence of high ash finer fraction. The size-wise ash analysis of ? 0.5 mm coal indicated that ? 0.5 + 0.15 mm fraction contains less ash than ? 0.15 mm fraction. Thus, the composite feed was split into ? 0.5 + 0.15 mm and ? 0.15 mm fractions and subjected to flotation separately. The low ash bearing fraction (? 0.5 + 0.15 mm) was subjected to two stages collectorless flotation to achieve the concentrate with 10% ash. The cleaner concentrate (18.9%) with 10% ash was recovered which has an application in metallurgical industries. The concentrate of 30.2% yield with 12.5% ash could be achieved in one stage collectorless flotation which is suitable for use in coke making as sweetener. As the ? 0.15 mm fraction contains relatively high ash, collector aided flotation using sodium silicate was performed to get a concentrate of 23.6% yield with about 17% ash. The blending of this product with cleaner tail obtained from ? 0.5 + 0.15 mm produces about 35.0% yield with 17% ash and that can be utilized for coke making. The reject from the two fractions can be used for conventional thermal power plant or cement industries using a 23.5% ash after one stage collector aided flotation and the final tailings produced content ash of 61.6% can be used for fluidization combustion bed (FBC). This eventually leads to complete utilization of coal.

Shobhana Dey; K.K. Bhattacharyya

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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XMM observation of M~87 II. Abundance structure of the interstellar and intergalactic medium  

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Based on a detailed study of the temperature structure of the intracluster medium in the halo of M~87, abundance profiles of 7 elements, O, Mg, Si, S, Ar, Ca, and Fe are derived. In addition, abundance ratios are derived from the ratios of line strengths, whose temperature dependences are small within the temperature range of the ICM of M~87. The abundances of Si, S, Ar, Ca and Fe show strong decreasing gradients outside 2$'$ and become nearly constant within the radius at $\\sim1.5$ solar. The Fe/Si ratio is determined to be 0.9 solar with no radial gradient. In contrast, the O abundance is less than a half of the Si abundance at the center and has a flatter gradient. The Mg abundance is $\\sim$1 solar within 2$'$, which is close to stellar abundance within the same radius. The O/Si/Fe pattern of M~87 is located at the simple extension of that of Galactic stars. The observed Mg/O ratio is about 1.25 solar, which is also the same ratio as for Galactic stars. The O/Si/Fe ratio indicates that the SN Ia contribution to Si and Fe becomes important towards the center and SN Ia products have similar abundances of Si and Fe at least around M~87, which may reflect dimmer SN Ia observed in old stellar systems. The S abundance is similar to the Si abundance at the center, but has a steeper gradient. This result suggests that the S/Si ratio of SN II products is much smaller than the solar ratio.

Kyoko Matsushita; Alexis Finoguenov; Hans Böhringer

2002-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a medium-range global hydrologic probabilistic forecast scheme to the Ohio River Basin  

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A 10-day globally applicable flood prediction scheme was evaluated using the Ohio River basin as a test site for the period 2003-2007. The Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) hydrology model was initialized with the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) analysis temperatures and wind, and Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission Multi Satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) precipitation up to the day of forecast. In forecast mode, the VIC model was then forced with a calibrated and statistically downscaled ECMWF ensemble prediction system (EPS) 10-day ensemble forecast. A parallel set up was used where ECMWF EPS forecasts were interpolated to the spatial scale of the hydrology model. Each set of forecasts was extended by 5 days using monthly mean climatological variables and zero precipitation in order to account for the effect of initial conditions. The 15-day spatially distributed ensemble runoff forecasts were then routed to four locations in the basin, each with different drainage areas. Surrogates for observed daily runoff and flow were provided by the reference run, specifically VIC simulation forced with ECMWF analysis fields and TMPA precipitation fields. The flood prediction scheme using the calibrated and downscaled ECMWF EPS forecasts was shown to be more accurate and reliable than interpolated forecasts for both daily distributed runoff forecasts and daily flow forecasts. Initial and antecedent conditions dominated the flow forecasts for lead times shorter than the time of concentration depending on the flow forecast amounts and the drainage area sizes. The flood prediction scheme had useful skill for the 10 following days at all sites.

Voisin, Nathalie; Pappenberger, Florian; Lettenmaier, D. P.; Buizza, Roberto; Schaake, John

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The energy dependence of lithium formate and alanine EPR dosimeters for medium energy x rays  

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Purpose: To perform a systematic investigation of the energy dependence of alanine and lilthium formate EPR dosimeters for medium energy x rays. Methods: Lithium formate and alanine EPR dosimeters were exposed to eight different x-ray beam qualities, with nominal potentials ranging from 50 to 200 kV. Following ionometry based on standards of absorbed dose to water, the dosimeters were given two different doses of approximately 3 and 6 Gy for each radiation quality, with three dosimeters for each dose. A reference series was also irradiated to three different dose levels at a {sup 60}Co unit. The dose to water energy response, that is, the dosimeter reading per absorbed dose to water relative to that for {sup 60}Co {gamma}-rays, was estimated for each beam quality. In addition, the energy response was calculated by Monte Carlo simulations and compared to the experimental energy response. Results: The experimental energy response estimates ranged from 0.89 to 0.94 and from 0.68 to 0.90 for lithium formate and alanine, respectively. The uncertainties in the experimental energy response estimates were typically 3%. The relative effectiveness, that is, the ratio of the experimental energy response to that following Monte Carlo simulations was, on average, 0.96 and 0.94 for lithium formate and alanine, respectively. Conclusions: This work shows that lithium formate dosimeters are less dependent on x-ray energy than alanine. Furthermore, as the relative effectiveness for both lithium formate and alanine were systematically less than unity, the yield of radiation-induced radicals is decreased following x-irradiation compared to irradiation with {sup 60}Co {gamma}-rays.

Waldeland, Einar; Hole, Eli Olaug; Sagstuen, Einar; Malinen, Eirik [Department of Medical Physics, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, N-0310 Oslo (Norway) and Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048, Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048, Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Department of Medical Physics, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, N-0310 Oslo (Norway) and Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048, Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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COSMOLOGICAL SIMULATIONS OF INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM EVOLUTION. I. TEST OF THE SUBGRID CHEMICAL ENRICHMENT MODEL  

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We present a one-zone galactic chemical enrichment model that takes into account the contribution of stellar winds from massive stars under the effect of rotation, Type II supernovae, hypernovae, stellar winds from low- and intermediate-mass stars, and Type Ia supernovae. This enrichment model will be implemented in a galactic model designed to be used as a subgrid treatment for galaxy evolution and outflow generation in large-scale cosmological simulations, in order to study the evolution of the intergalactic medium. We test our enrichment prescription by comparing its predictions with the metallicity distribution function and the abundance patterns of 14 chemical elements observed in the Milky Way stars. To do so, we combine the effect of many stellar populations created from the star formation history of the Galaxy in the solar neighborhood. For each stellar population, we keep track of its specific mass, initial metallicity, and age. We follow the time evolution of every population in order to respect the time delay between the various stellar phases. Our model is able to reproduce the observed abundances of C, O, Na, Mg, Al, S, and Ca. For Si, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, and Zn, the fits are still reasonable, but improvements are needed. We marginally reproduce the nitrogen abundance in very low metallicity stars. Overall, our results are consistent with the predicted abundance ratios seen in previous studies of the enrichment history of the Milky Way. We have demonstrated that our semi-analytic one-zone model, which cannot deal with spatial information such as the metallicity gradient, can nevertheless successfully reproduce the global Galactic enrichment evolution obtained by more complex models, at a fraction of the computational cost. This model is therefore suitable for a subgrid treatment of chemical enrichment in large-scale cosmological simulations.

Côté, Benoit; Martel, Hugo; Drissen, Laurent [Département de physique, de Génie Physique et d'Optique, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6 (Canada)

2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical Evolution, Hadronization and Angular De-correlation of Heavy Flavor in a Hot and Dense QCD Medium  

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We study heavy flavor evolution and hadronization in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The in-medium evolution of heavy quarks is described using our modified Langevin framework that incorporates both collisional and radiative energy loss mechanisms. The subsequent hadronization process for heavy quarks is calculated with a fragmentation plus recombination model. We find significant contribution from gluon radiation to heavy quark energy loss at high $p_T$; the recombination mechanism can greatly enhance D meson production at medium $p_T$. Our calculation provides a good description of D meson nuclear modification at the LHC. In addition, we explore the angular correlation functions of heavy flavor pairs which may provide us a potential candidate for distinguishing different energy loss mechanisms of heavy quarks inside QGP.

Shanshan Cao; Guang-You Qin; Steffen A Bass

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraction behavior of trivalent lanthanides from nitric acid medium by selected structurally related diglycolamides as novel extractants  

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Abstract The extraction affinity of trivalent lanthanides, Ln(III), from nitric acid medium has been explored using a series of ten structurally related synthesized diglycolamides (DGA) diluted with toluene. The structure-reactivity relationship with extraction of trivalent lanthanides as well as their atomic number was investigated. The extraction of nitric acid and selected lanthanide ions by N,N,N?,N?-tetradodeceyldiglycolamide (TDDGA), from nitric acid medium was studied in details. Distribution ratio of the trivalent lanthanide ions has been studied as a function of aqueous HNO3 concentrations, DGA concentration, and temperature. The stoichiometry of La(III), Nd(III), and Eu(III) was determined at different nitric acid concentrations by slope analysis of extraction data, and enthalpy change accompanied by extraction was also determined and reported in this work.

E.A. Mowafy; D. Mohamed

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continued development of a semianalytical solution for two-phase fluid and heat flow in a porous medium  

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Over the past few years the authors have developed a semianalytical solution for transient two-phase water, air, and heat flow in a porous medium surrounding a constant-strength linear heat source, using a similarity variable {eta} = r/{radical}t. Although the similarity transformation approach requires a simplified geometry, all the complex physical mechanisms involved in coupled two-phase fluid and heat flow can be taken into account in a rigorous way, so that the solution may be applied to a variety of problems of current interest. The work was motivated by adverse to predict the thermohydrological response to the proposed geologic repository for heat-generating high-level nuclear wastes at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, in a partially saturated, highly fractured volcanic formation. The paper describes thermal and hydrologic conditions near the heat source; new features of the model; vapor pressure lowering; and the effective-continuum representation of a fractured/porous medium.

Doughty, C.; Pruess, K. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Extended Fe Distribution in the Intracluster Medium and the Implications Regarding AGN Heating  

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We present a systematic analysis of XMM-Newton observations of eight cool-core clusters of galaxies and determine the Fe distribution in the intracluster medium relative to the stellar distribution in the central dominant galaxy (CDG). Our analysis shows that the Fe is significantly more extended than the stellar mass in the CDG in all of the clusters in our sample, with a slight trend of increasing extent with increasing central cooling time. The excess Fe within the central 100 kpc in these clusters can be produced by Type Ia supernovae from the CDG over the past 3-7 Gyr. Since the excess Fe primarily originates from the CDG, it is a useful probe for determining the motion of the gas and the mechanical energy deposited by AGN outbursts over the past ~5 Gyr in the centers of clusters. We explore two possible mechanisms for producing the greater extent of the Fe relative to the stars in the CDG, bulk expansion of the gas and turbulent diffusion of the Fe. Assuming that the gas and Fe expand together, we find that a total energy of 1060-1061 erg s?1 must have been deposited into the central 100 kpc of these clusters in order to produce the currently observed Fe distributions. Since the required enrichment time for the excess Fe is approximately 5 Gyr in these clusters, this gives an average AGN mechanical power over this time of 1043-1044 erg s?1. The extended Fe distribution in cluster cores can also arise from turbulent diffusion. Assuming a steady state (i.e., the outward mass flux of Fe across a given surface is equal to the mass injection rate of Fe within that surface), we find that diffusion coefficients of 1029-1030 cm2 s?1 are required in order to maintain the currently observed Fe profiles. We find that heating by both turbulent diffusion of entropy and dissipation are important heating mechanisms in cluster cores. In half of the clusters with central cooling times greater than 1 Gyr, we find that heating by turbulent diffusion of entropy alone can balance radiative losses. In the remaining clusters, some additional heating by turbulent dissipation, with turbulent velocities of 150-300 km s?1, is required in order to balance radiative cooling. We also find that the average Type Ia supernova fraction within the central 100 kpc of these clusters is 0.53 (roughly twice the solar value), on the basis of the Si-to-Fe mass ratio. This implies a total (Type Ia plus core-collapse) supernova heating rate of less than 10% of the bolometric X-ray luminosity within the centers of clusters.

Laurence P. David; Paul E. J. Nulsen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of sterile neutrinos for medium/long-baseline neutrino experiments and the determination of ?13  

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We revisit some of the recent neutrino observations and anomalies in the context of sterile neutrinos. Among our aims is to understand more clearly some of the analytic implications of the current global neutrino fits from short-baseline experiments. Of particular interest to us are the neutrino disappearance measurements from MINOS and the recent indications of a possibly nonvanishing angle, ?13, from T2K, MINOS and Double CHOOZ. Based on a general parametrization motivated in the presence of sterile neutrinos, the consistency of the MINOS disappearance data with additional sterile neutrinos is discussed. We also explore the implications of sterile neutrinos for the measurement of |U?3| in this case. We then turn our attention to the study of |Ue3| extraction in electron neutrino disappearance and appearance measurements. In particular, we study the effects of some of the additional CP phases that appear when there are sterile neutrinos. We observe that the existence of sterile neutrinos may induce a significant modification of the ?13 angle in neutrino appearance experiments like T2K and MINOS, over and above the ambiguities and degeneracies that are already present in three-neutrino parameter extractions. There are reactor experiments, for instance those measuring ?e disappearance like Double CHOOZ, Daya Bay and RENO, where this modification is less significant and therefore the extracted |Ue3| value when sterile neutrinos are present is close to the one that would be obtained in the three-neutrino case. Based on our study, we also conclude that the results from T2K imply a 90% C.L. lower bound on |Ue3|, in the “3+2” neutrino case, which is still within the sensitivity of future reactor neutrino experiments like Daya Bay, and consistent with the one-? range of sin?22?13 recently reported by the Double CHOOZ experiment. Finally, we argue that for the recently determined best-fit parameters, the results in the “3+1” scenario would be very close to the medium/long-baseline results obtained in the “3+2” case analyzed in this work.

Bhubanjyoti Bhattacharya; Arun M. Thalapillil; Carlos E. M. Wagner

2012-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Design principle and calculations of a Scheffler fixed focus concentrator for medium temperature applications  

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Scheffler fixed focus concentrators are successfully used for medium temperature applications in different parts of the world. These concentrators are taken as lateral sections of paraboloids and provide fixed focus away from the path of incident beam radiations throughout the year. The paper presents a complete description about the design principle and construction details of an 8 m{sup 2} surface area Scheffler concentrator. The first part of the paper presents the mathematical calculations to design the reflector parabola curve and reflector elliptical frame with respect to equinox (solar declination = 0) by selecting a specific lateral part of a paraboloid. Crossbar equations and their ellipses, arc lengths and their radii are also calculated to form the required lateral section of the paraboloid. Thereafter, the seasonal parabola equations are calculated for two extreme positions of summer and winter in the northern hemisphere (standing reflectors). The slopes of the parabola equations for equinox (solar declination = 0), summer (solar declination = +23.5) and winter (solar declination = -23.5) for the Scheffler reflector (8 m{sup 2} surface area) are calculated to be 0.17, 0.28, and 0.13 respectively. The y-intercepts of the parabola equations for equinox, summer and winter are calculated as 0, 0.54, and -0.53 respectively. By comparing with the equinox parabola curve, the summer parabola is found to be smaller in size and uses the top part of the parabola curve while the winter parabola is bigger in size and uses the lower part of the parabola curve to give the fixed focus. For this purpose, the reflector assembly is composed of flexible crossbars and a frame to induce the required change of the parabola curves with the changing solar declination. The paper also presents the calculation procedure of seasonal parabola equations for standing reflectors in the southern hemisphere as well as for laying reflectors in the northern and southern hemispheres. Highly reflective aluminium sheets are used on the crossbar profiles to complete the concentrator. The reflector is installed at the required site by setting its axis of rotation at an angle equal to the latitude of the site. For daily tracking, these concentrators rotate along an axis parallel to the polar axis of the earth at an angular velocity of one revolution per day with the help of simpler and cheaper self-tracking devices. For seasonal tracking, the reflector rotates at half the solar declination angle with the help of a telescopic clamp mechanism. The design procedure is simple, flexible and does not need any special computational setup, thus offering the prospect of potential application in domestic as well as industrial configurations. (author)

Munir, A.; Hensel, O. [Department of Agricultural Engineering,University of Kassel, Nordbahnhofstr. 1 a 37213 Witzenhausen (Germany); Scheffler, W. [Solar Bruecke G.v.Werdenbergstr.6 D-89344 Aislingen (Germany)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the effects of various water mediums on desulfurization and deashing of a coal sample by flotation  

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of various water mediums on desulfurization and deashing of a coal sample using flotation. For this purpose, experimental studies were conducted on a coal sample containing high ash and sulfur contents. The effects of pH, solid concentration, collector amount and frother amount on the flotation were investigated separately in Mediterranean Sea water, Cermik thermal spring water, snow water and tap water. Flotation, results indicated that, when comparing the various water mediums, the following order for the ash content was obtained: snow water < Cermik thermal spring water < tap water < the Mediterranean Sea water. For the reduction of total sulfur, the following order was obtained: snow water > Cermik thermal spring water > Mediterranean Sea water > tap water. When snow water was used as a flotation medium, it was found that a concentrate containing 3.01% total sulfur and 27.64% ash with a total sulfur reduction of 57.06% was obtained from a feed containing 7.01% total sulfur and 4.1.17% ash.

Ayhan, F.D. [Dicle University, Diyarbakir (Turkey)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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TURBULENT MOLECULAR GAS AND STAR FORMATION IN THE SHOCKED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM OF STEPHAN'S QUINTET  

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The Stephan's Quintet (hereafter SQ) is a template source to study the impact of galaxies interaction on the physical state and energetics of their gas. We report on IRAM single-dish CO observations of the SQ compact group of galaxies. These observations follow up the Spitzer discovery of bright mid-IR H{sub 2} rotational line emission (L(H{sub 2}) Almost-Equal-To 10{sup 35} W) from warm (10{sup 2-3} K) molecular gas, associated with a 30 kpc long shock between a galaxy, NGC 7318b, and NGC 7319's tidal arm. We detect CO(1-0), (2-1) and (3-2) line emission in the inter-galactic medium (IGM) with complex profiles, spanning a velocity range of Almost-Equal-To 1000 km s{sup -1}. The spectra exhibit the pre-shock recession velocities of the two colliding gas systems (5700 and 6700 km s{sup -1}), but also intermediate velocities. This shows that much of the molecular gas has formed out of diffuse gas accelerated by the galaxy-tidal arm collision. CO emission is also detected in a bridge feature that connects the shock to the Seyfert member of the group, NGC 7319, and in the northern star forming region, SQ-A, where a new velocity component is identified at 6900 km s{sup -1}, in addition to the two velocity components already known. Assuming a Galactic CO(1-0) emission to H{sub 2} mass conversion factor, a total H{sub 2} mass of Almost-Equal-To 5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} M{sub Sun} is detected in the shock. The ratio between the warm H{sub 2} mass derived from Spitzer spectroscopy, and the H{sub 2} mass derived from CO fluxes is Almost-Equal-To 0.3 in the IGM of SQ, which is 10--100 times higher than in star-forming galaxies. The molecular gas carries a large fraction of the gas kinetic energy involved in the collision, meaning that this energy has not been thermalized yet. The kinetic energy of the H{sub 2} gas derived from CO observations is comparable to that of the warm H{sub 2} gas from Spitzer spectroscopy, and a factor Almost-Equal-To 5 greater than the thermal energy of the hot plasma heated by the collision. In the shock and bridge regions, the ratio of the PAH-to-CO surface luminosities, commonly used to measure the star formation efficiency of the H{sub 2} gas, is lower (up to a factor 75) than the observed values in star-forming galaxies. We suggest that turbulence fed by the galaxy-tidal arm collision maintains a high heating rate within the H{sub 2} gas. This interpretation implies that the velocity dispersion on the scale of giant molecular clouds in SQ is one order of magnitude larger than the Galactic value. The high amplitude of turbulence may explain why this gas is not forming stars efficiently.

Guillard, P.; Cluver, M. E.; Lisenfeld, U.; Ogle, P. M. [Spitzer Science Center (SSC), California Institute of Technology, MC 220-6, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Boulanger, F.; Pineau des Forets, G. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), UMR 8617, CNRS, Universite Paris-Sud 11, Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Falgarone, E.; Gusdorf, A. [ENS, LERMA, UMR 8112, CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, 24 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris (France); Appleton, P. N. [NASAHerschel Science Center (NHSC), California Institute of Technology, Mail code 100-22, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Duc, P.-A. [AIM, Unite Mixte de Recherche CEA-CNRS, Universite Paris VII, UMR 7158 (France); Xu, C. K. [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), JPL, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical importance of moisture content of the medium in alpha-amylase production by Bacillus licheniformis M27 in a solid-state fermentation system  

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A large reduction (about 30%–78%) is observed in the production of alpha-amylase by Bacillus licheniformis...M27 in standardized wheat bran medium under solid-state fermentation when the moisture content of the m...

M. V. Ramesh; B. K. Lonsane

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the in-plane shear modulus of medium-density fibreboard by torsional and flexural vibration tests  

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Abstract The in-plane shear modulus (IPSM) of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) was obtained via a torsional vibration (TV) test using the specimen with various configurations and a subsequent numerical analysis. Because the out-of-plane shear modulus (OPSM) of MDF was much lower than the IPSM, the difference between the IPSM and OPSM had to be considered in the TV test. Therefore, the OPSM value was measured from the flexural vibration (FV) tests, and it was applied for the calculation of the IPSM value. The experimental and numerical results indicated that the TV test is effective to obtain the IPSM of MDF accurately under various configurations of the specimen.

Hiroshi Yoshihara; Masahiro Yoshinobu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Production of Excess Heat Power on the basis of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LERN) in the Solid Medium  

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The experimental data of investigation into low energy nuclear reactions (LERN) in condensed media are presented. The nuclear reactions products were researched in the solid cathode medium of a glow discharge. Hypothetically the nuclear reactions were initiated when bombarding the cathode surface by plasma ions with the energy of 1.0-2.0 keV. The results on recording excess heat power under the experiments with a high-current glow discharge in D{sub 2}, Xe and Kr, when using preliminary deuterium-charged Pd and Ti cathode samples are given. The excess heat power up to 10-15 W and efficiency up to 150 % was recorded under the experiments for Pd cathode samples in D{sub 2} discharge. The excess heat power up to 5 W and efficiency up to 150 % was recorded for the preliminary deuterium-charged Pd cathode samples in Xe and Kr discharges. At the same time the excess heat power was not observed for pure Pd cathode samples in Xe, Kr discharges. Forming the impurity nuclides ({sup 7}Li, {sup 13}C, {sup 15}N, {sup 20}Ne, {sup 29}Si, {sup 44}Ca, {sup 48}Ca, {sup 56}Fe, {sup 57}Fe, {sup 59}Co, {sup 64}Zn, {sup 66}Zn, {sup 75}As, {sup 107}Ag, {sup 109}Ag, {sup 110}Cg, {sup 111}Cg, {sup 112}Cg, {sup 114}Cg, {sup 115}In) with the efficiency up to 10{sup 13} atoms/s was recorded. Large deviation of the registered isotopes relation from the natural relation of these elements isotopes was observed. The soft X-ray radiation from the solid-state cathode medium with the intensity up to 0.01 Gy/s was recorded under the experiments with the discharge in H{sub 2}, D{sub 2}, Ar, Xe, Kr. The X-ray radiation was observed as bursts (up to 10{sup 6} photons in a burst and up to 10{sup 5} bursts a second) during the discharge burning and within 100 ms after turning off the discharge current. The results of the X-ray radiation registration showed that the exited energy levels having the lifetime up to 100 ms and more and the energy of 1.2 - 1.8 keV existed in the solid medium. The possible mechanism of producing the excess heat power and products of nuclear transmutation reactions in the solid medium with the exited energy levels was considered. (author)

Karabut, A.B. [FSUE 'LUCH', 24 Zheleznodorozhnaya St, Podolsk, Moscow Region, 142100 (Russian Federation)

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling rate and size effects on the medium-range structure of multicomponent oxide glasses simulated by molecular dynamics  

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A set of molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the effect of cooling rate and system size on the medium-range structure of melt-derived multicomponent silicate glasses, represented by the quaternary 45S5 Bioglass composition. Given the significant impact of the glass degradation on applications of these materials in biomedicine and nuclear waste disposal, bulk structural features which directly affect the glass dissolution process are of particular interest. Connectivity of the silicate matrix, ion clustering and nanosegregation, distribution of ring and chain structural patterns represent critical features in this context, which can be directly extracted from the models. A key issue is represented by the effect of the computational approach on the corresponding glass models, especially in light of recent indications questioning the suitability of conventional MD approaches (that is, involving melt-and-quench of systems containing ?10{sup 3} atoms at cooling rates of 5-10 K/ps) when applied to model these glasses. The analysis presented here compares MD models obtained with conventional and nonconventional cooling rates and system sizes, highlighting the trend and range of convergence of specific structural features in the medium range. The present results show that time-consuming computational approaches involving much lower cooling rates and/or significantly larger system sizes are in most cases not necessary in order to obtain a reliable description of the medium-range structure of multicomponent glasses. We identify the convergence range for specific properties and use them to discuss models of several glass compositions for which a possible influence of cooling-rate or size effects had been previously hypothesized. The trends highlighted here represent an important reference to obtain reliable models of multicomponent glasses and extract converged medium-range structural features which affect the glass degradation and thus their application in different fields. In addition, as a first application of the present findings, the fully converged structure of the 45S5 glass was further analyzed to shed new light on several dissolution-related features whose interpretation has been rather controversial in the past.

Tilocca, Antonio [Department of Chemistry, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ (United Kingdom)] [Department of Chemistry, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ (United Kingdom)

2013-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying lean thinking to improve the production process of a traditional medium-size British manufacturing company  

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A well-organised implementation of lean manufacturing strategy will lead to excellent operations system and continuous improvement through the removal of non-value-added activities. This case study uses value-stream-mapping to investigate non-value-added activities, simply show how lean manufacturing implementation can intelligibility result a framework of improvement. The implementation and improvements will be depicted in the area of lead time, cycle time and quality by applying lean concepts like circle-shape on production line, 5S and Kaizen team on the shop floor of a British medium-size company.

Salman Sigari; Robin Clark

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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09/01/12 13:01:401 Quantifying the effects of heating temperature, and combined effects of heating medium2  

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09/01/12 13:01:401 Quantifying the effects of heating temperature, and combined effects of heating medium2 pH and recovery medium pH on the heat resistance of Salmonella typhimurium3 4 I. Leguérinel1 *, I +33 02 98 90 85 4410 E mail address: guerinel@univ-brest.fr11 Abstract12 The influence of heating

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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In-medium NN cross sections determined from the nuclear stopping and collective flow in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Zhang Yingxun [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275 (18), Beijing 102413 (China); Li Zhuxia [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275 (18), Beijing 102413 (China); Center of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory of Lanzhou Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academic of Science, Beijing 100080 (China); Danielewicz, Pawel [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pion-Nucleus Microscopic Optical Potential at Intermediate Energies and In-Medium Effect on the Elementary $?N$ Scattering Amplitude  

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Analysis is performed of calculations of the elastic scattering differential cross sections of pions on the $^{28}$Si, $^{40}$Ca, $^{58}$Ni and $^{208}$Pb nuclei at energies from 130 to 290 MeV basing on the microscopic optical potential (OP) constructed as an optical limit of a Glauber theory. Such an OP is defined by the corresponding target nucleus density distribution function and by the elementary $\\pi N$ amplitude of scattering. The three (say, "in-medium") parameters of the $\\pi N$ scattering amplitude: total cross section, the ratio of real to imaginary part of the forward $\\pi N$ amplitude, and the slope parameter, were obtained by fitting them to the data on the respective pion-nucleus cross sections calculated by means of the corresponding relativistic wave equation with the above OP. A difference is discussed between the best-fit "in-medium" parameters and the "free" parameters of the $\\pi N$ scattering amplitudes known from the experimental data on scattering of pions on free nucleons.

E. V. Zemlyanaya; V. K. Lukyanov; K. V. Lukyanov; E. I. Zhabitskaya; M. V. Zhabitsky

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Overcoming the Range Limitation of Medium-Duty Battery Electric Vehicles through the use of Hydrogen Fuel-Cells  

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Battery electric vehicles possess great potential for decreasing lifecycle costs in medium-duty applications, a market segment currently dominated by internal combustion technology. Characterized by frequent repetition of similar routes and daily return to a central depot, medium-duty vocations are well positioned to leverage the low operating costs of battery electric vehicles. Unfortunately, the range limitation of commercially available battery electric vehicles acts as a barrier to widespread adoption. This paper describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and industry partners to analyze the use of small hydrogen fuel-cell stacks to extend the range of battery electric vehicles as a means of improving utility, and presumably, increasing market adoption. This analysis employs real-world vocational data and near-term economic assumptions to (1) identify optimal component configurations for minimizing lifecycle costs, (2) benchmark economic performance relative to both battery electric and conventional powertrains, and (3) understand how the optimal design and its competitiveness change with respect to duty cycle and economic climate. It is found that small fuel-cell power units provide extended range at significantly lower capital and lifecycle costs than additional battery capacity alone. And while fuel-cell range-extended vehicles are not deemed economically competitive with conventional vehicles given present-day economic conditions, this paper identifies potential future scenarios where cost equivalency is achieved.

Wood, E.; Wang, L.; Gonder, J.; Ulsh, M.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

The Influence of in-medium NN cross-sections, symmetry potential and impact parameter on the isospin observables  

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We explore the influence of in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross section, symmetry potential and impact parameter on isospin sensitive observables in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions with the ImQMD05 code, a modified version of Quantum Molecular Dynamics model. At incident velocities above the Fermi velocity, we find that the density dependence of symmetry potential plays a more important role on the double neutron to proton ratio $DR(n/p)$ and the isospin transport ratio $R_i$ than the in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections, provided that the latter are constrained to a fixed total NN collision rate. We also explore both $DR(n/p)$ and $R_i$ as a function of the impact parameter. Since the copious production of intermediate mass fragments is a distinguishing feature of intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions, we examine the isospin transport ratios constructed from different groups of fragments. We find that the values of the isospin transport ratios for projectile rapidity fragments with $Z\\ge20$ are greater than those constructed from the entire projectile rapidity source. We believe experimental investigations of this phenomenon can be performed. These may provide significant tests of fragmentation time scales predicted by ImQMD calculations.

Yingxun Zhang; D. D. S. Coupland; P. Danielewicz; Zhuxia Li; Hang Liu; Fei Lu; W. G. Lynch; M. B. Tsang

2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY OF THE QUIESCENT MEDIUM OF NEARBY CLOUDS. I. ICE FORMATION AND GRAIN GROWTH IN LUPUS  

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Infrared photometry and spectroscopy (1-25 ?m) of background stars reddened by the Lupus molecular cloud complex are used to determine the properties of grains and the composition of ices before they are incorporated into circumstellar envelopes and disks. H{sub 2}O ices form at extinctions of A{sub K} = 0.25 ± 0.07 mag (A{sub V} = 2.1 ± 0.6). Such a low ice formation threshold is consistent with the absence of nearby hot stars. Overall, the Lupus clouds are in an early chemical phase. The abundance of H{sub 2}O ice (2.3 ± 0.1 × 10{sup –5} relative to N{sub H}) is typical for quiescent regions, but lower by a factor of three to four compared to dense envelopes of young stellar objects. The low solid CH{sub 3}OH abundance (<3%-8% relative to H{sub 2}O) indicates a low gas phase H/CO ratio, which is consistent with the observed incomplete CO freeze out. Furthermore it is found that the grains in Lupus experienced growth by coagulation. The mid-infrared (>5 ?m) continuum extinction relative to A{sub K} increases as a function of A{sub K}. Most Lupus lines of sight are well fitted with empirically derived extinction curves corresponding to R{sub V} ? 3.5 (A{sub K} = 0.71) and R{sub V} ? 5.0 (A{sub K} = 1.47). For lines of sight with A{sub K} > 1.0 mag, the ?{sub 9.7}/A{sub K} ratio is a factor of two lower compared to the diffuse medium. Below 1.0 mag, values scatter between the dense and diffuse medium ratios. The absence of a gradual transition between diffuse and dense medium-type dust indicates that local conditions matter in the process that sets the ?{sub 9.7}/A{sub K} ratio. This process is likely related to grain growth by coagulation, as traced by the A{sub 7.4}/A{sub K} continuum extinction ratio, but not to ice mantle formation. Conversely, grains acquire ice mantles before the process of coagulation starts.

Boogert, A. C. A. [IPAC, NASA Herschel Science Center, Mail Code 100-22, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Chiar, J. E. [SETI Institute, Carl Sagan Center, 189 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043 (United States); Knez, C.; Mundy, L. G. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Öberg, K. I. [Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States); Pendleton, Y. J. [Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Tielens, A. G. G. M.; Van Dishoeck, E. F., E-mail: aboogert@ipac.caltech.edu [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)

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e-Symbiosis: technology-enabled support for Industrial Symbiosis targeting Small and Medium Enterprises and innovation  

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Abstract The paper introduces a new paradigm for Industrial Symbiosis by pioneering the use of ontology engineering in the field. Semantics are used to model Industrial Symbiosis flows, to model enabling technologies and to systematise the development of a matching service. Combined with a systems engineering approach, semantics further combine tacit knowledge from Industrial Symbiosis experts with explicit knowledge from Industrial Symbiosis participants. The new approach promises systematic venues to discoveries, innovative solutions, and a holistic methodology in the development of Industrial Symbiosis networks. The paradigm has been implemented as a multilingual web service to support Industrial Symbiosis communities and to embrace small and medium enterprises that are currently side-lined from developments. The approach has been tested and validated using real-life data and its functions are demonstrated with illustrative examples.

F. Cecelja; T. Raafat; N. Trokanas; S. Innes; M. Smith; A. Yang; Y. Zorgios; A. Korkofygas; A. Kokossis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Design of a Large Booster Ring for the Medium Energy Electron-Ion Collider at Jlab  

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In this paper, we present the current design of the large booster ring for the Medium energy Electron-Ion Collider at Jefferson Lab. The booster ring takes 3 GeV protons or ions of equivalent rigidity from a pre-booster ring, and accelerates them to 20 GeV for protons or equivalent energy for light to heavy ions before sending them to the ion collider ring. The present design calls for a figure-8 shape of the ring for superior preservation of ion polarization. The ring is made of warm magnets and shares a tunnel with the two collider rings. Acceleration is achieved by warm RF systems. The linear optics has been designed with the transition energy above the highest beam energy in the ring so crossing of transition energy will be avoided. Preliminary beam dynamics studies including chromaticity compensation are presented in this paper.

Edward Nissen, Todd Satogata, Yuhong Zhang

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat treatment of medium-temperature Sasol–Lurgi gasifier coal-tar pitch for polymerizing to higher value products  

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Two coal-derived pitch samples, one a medium temperature pitch from a Sasol–Lurgi gasifier and the other from a high temperature coking process, have been heat treated to induce polymerization, both separately and as a mixture of pitches (co-pyrolysis). The initial pitch samples and the heat-treated samples have been examined by size exclusion chromatography (SEC) in 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (NMP), by UV-fluorescence spectroscopy (UV-F), by solid state 13C NMR; elemental analyses of the initial pitch samples have been carried out. The Sasol–Lurgi pitch showed larger apparent sizes, more alkyl and carbonyl functions, and smaller polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) groups than the high temperature pitch. Co-pyrolysis of the two pitches indicated that polymerized product from the Sasol–Lurgi pitch can be used as an extender for high-temperature binder pitch.

K. Mokoena; T.J. Van der Walt; T.J. Morgan; A.A. Herod; R. Kandiyoti

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings - 50% Energy Savings  

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This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building (AEDG-MBBR) ASHRAE et al. (2011b). The AEDG-MBBR is intended to provide recommendations for achieving 50% whole-building energy savings in retail stores over levels achieved by following ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (Standard 90.1-2004) (ASHRAE 2004b). The AEDG-MBBR was developed in collaboration with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Bonnema, E.; Leach, M.; Pless, S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum chemical study of the electronic properties of an Iridium-based photosensitizer bound to medium-sized silver clusters  

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The equilibrium structures and electronic excitation spectra of the Ir(III) photosensitizer Ir(ppy)$_2$(bpy)]$^+$ bound to medium-sized silver clusters Ag$_n$ ($n=$19, 20) are investigated using time-dependent density functional theory. The long-range corrected LC-BLYP approach is used with a system-specific range separation parameter. The weak physisorption of the hybrid complexes yield only small changes in the broadened absorption spectra of the hybrid system as compared with its constituents. However, the density of states as well as the fine structure of the spectra is strongly modified upon complexation. It is shown that the standard range separation parameter (0.47 bohr$^{-1}$) cannot predict these properties correctly and the optimized value of 0.16 bohr$^{-1}$ should be used instead.

Bokareva, Olga S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of 13N by 12C(d,n)13N reaction in a medium energy plasma focus  

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This paper explores the production of 13N by bombardment of a carbon target by high energy deuterons in a medium energy plasma focus. A set of experiments in the energy range of 2.7–3.1 kJ and initial pressure of 200–700 Pa, with three or five shots in each experiment, was performed. A \\{HPGe\\} detector was used for gamma spectroscopy, and 511 keV photons emitted by positron annihilation were utilized to measure the 13N radioactivity. The highest activity of 13N in these experiments was 14 Bq which was acquired after five shots at a pressure of 450 Pa and a 3.1 kJ stored energy. Calculations based on thick target yield showed that at least 1.9×109 deuterons with energies higher than 330 keV were ejected from the pinch region.

B. Shirani; F. Abbasi; M. Nikbakht

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

5-Hydroxymethylfurfural and levulinic acid derived from monosaccharides dehydration promoted by InCl3 in aqueous medium  

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Abstract Indium trichloride (InCl3) was used as catalyst for the conversion of monosaccharides into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) and levulinic acid (LA) in aqueous medium. 5-HMF yield of 60% (10 min) and LA yield of 57% (60 min) were achieved from glucose at 180 °C with 2.5 mol% of InCl3, and 5-HMF yield of 79% (15 min) and LA yield of 45% (60 min) were obtained from fructose under the same conditions. Moreover, the isomerization process between glucose and fructose was investigated through the comparative studies of glucose/fructose mixture with different ratios as substrates. It was found that InCl3 could not only catalyze the isomerization of glucose to fructose as well as the reverse direction, but also have the positive effects on the dehydration and conversion of monosaccharides. Based on this, a catalytic mechanism of dehydration of glucose and fructose promoted by InCl3 was proposed.

Yue Shen; Jiankui Sun; Yuxuan Yi; Bo Wang; Feng Xu; Runcang Sun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence and potential of flexible injection rate shaping for medium and heavy duty diesel engine combustion processes  

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Modern fuel injection systems for medium and heavy duty diesel engines combine the potential of very high injection pressures and flexible injection rate shaping. Against this background, the Commercial Vehicle Division of DaimlerChrysler AG, in close collaboration with DaimlerChrysler Research, performed principle tests to assess the influence of a flexible injection process, focusing on the effects of injection rate shaping. Besides pressure indexing, optical diagnostic methods and simulation techniques provided valuable insights in this study. Within this project, four different injection systems with different potentials of flexibility were investigated. New insights, such as the influence of needle opening and closing behaviour on nitric oxide emissions and the influence of injection rate shaping on soot emissions have been elaborated.

Thomas Koch; Uwe Gartner; Gerhard Konig

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A discrete/continuous-time MILP model for medium-term planning of single stage multiproduct plants  

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The objective of this work is to develop an optimization model for the medium-term planning of single stage continuous multiproduct plants. Several types of \\{SKUs\\} (Stock Keeping Units) are produced. Customers place orders that represent multiples of \\{SKUs\\} and these orders must be delivered at the end of each week. When different SKU types are processed, sequence-dependent changeover times and costs are incurred. The problem is represented as a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model with a hybrid time representation. The objective is to maximize profit that involves sales revenues, production costs, product changeover costs, inventory costs and late delivery penalties. The proposed optimization-based model is validated in a real-world polymer processing plant.

Jose M. Pinto; Peter Chen; Lazaros G. Papageorgiou

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heating of the Hot Intergalactic Medium by Powerful Radio Galaxies and Associated High Energy Gamma-Ray Emission  

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There is increasing evidence that some heating mechanism in addition to gravitational shock heating has been important for the hot gas inside clusters and groups of galaxies, as indicated by their observed X-ray scaling properties. While supernovae are the most obvious candidate heating sources, a number of recent studies have suggested that they may be energetically insufficient. Here we consider high-power, FRII radio galaxies and shock heating of the intracluster medium (ICM, including the case of the intergalactic medium prior to cluster formation) by their large-scale jets. Based on the observed statistics of radio galaxies in clusters and their evolution, along with the most reasonable assumptions, it is shown that they can provide the ICM with excess specific energies of 1--2 keV per particle, mainly during the redshift interval $z \\sim 1-3$. This naturally meets the requirements of cluster evolution models with non-gravitational feedback in accounting for the observed deviations in the X-ray luminosity-temperature relation. In contrast to supernovae, such large-scale jets deposit their energy directly into the low density ICM outside galaxies, and are much less susceptible to radiative losses. As a clear and potentially decisive test of this scenario, we propose the observation of `prompt' high energy gamma-rays emitted by shock-accelerated, non-thermal electrons during the epoch of ICM heating by radio galaxies, which may be feasible with the {\\it GLAST} satellite. Implications for recent detections of excess hard X-rays from groups are also discussed.

Susumu Inoue; Shin Sasaki

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified modeling of liquid sodium medium with temperature and velocity gradient using real thermal-hydraulic data. Application to ultrasonic thermometry in sodium fast reactor  

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In the framework of the French R and D program for the Generation IV reactors and specifically for the sodium cooled fast reactors (SFR), studies are carried out on innovative instrumentation methods in order to improve safety and to simplify the monitoring of fundamental physical parameters during reactor operation. The aim of the present work is to develop an acoustic thermometry method to follow up the sodium temperature at the outlet of subassemblies. The medium is a turbulent flow of liquid sodium at 550 Degree-Sign C with temperature inhomogeneities. To understand the effect of disturbance created by this medium, numerical simulations are proposed. A ray tracing code has been developed with Matlab Copyright-Sign in order to predict acoustic paths in this medium. This complex medium is accurately described by thermal-hydraulic data which are issued from a simulation of a real experiment in Japan. The analysis of these results allows understanding the effects of medium inhomogeneities on the further thermometric acoustic measurement.

Massacret, N.; Jeannot, J. P. [DEN/DTN/STPA/LIET, CEA Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance (France); Moysan, J.; Ploix, M. A.; Corneloup, G. [Aix-Marseille Univ, LMA UPR 7051 CNRS, site LCND, 13625 Aix-en-Provence (France)

2013-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring open innovation approaches adopted by small and medium firms in emerging/growth industries: case studies from Daegu-Gyeongbuk region of South Korea  

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This study explores the status of open innovation in small and medium firms that operate in emerging or growth technological industries that have been designated as new growth engines in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk district in South Korea. Chesbrough (2003, 2006a,b) had demonstrated that the motive power of growth and development of big enterprises, be it in hi-tech or low-tech industries of USA, is 'open innovation'. Studies that followed examined the relationship between open innovation and industry performance had focused considerably on developed/mature industries. Though they analysed open innovation of small and medium firms, their analysis was limited to statistical relationships between open innovation and industry performances. Through the case studies this study's findings indicate that small and medium firms in South Korea seem to be dynamically adopting open innovation in the process of changing their business lines to more prospective hi-tech areas for their existence. It also seems that continuous growth and development could not be expected with closed innovation, and that the existence of small and medium firms can be threatened during verification period because it takes considerable time to get approval or support form markets or science and technology business circle.

Jin-Hyo Joseph Yun; Avvari V. Mohan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medium-solidity Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for use in Urban Environments S. Tullis, A. Fiedler, K. McLaren, S. Ziada  

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Medium-solidity Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for use in Urban Environments S. Tullis, A. Fiedler, K Vertical axis wind turbines are currently experiencing a renewed interest in small- scale applications: vertical axis wind turbines, vibration, blade aerodynamics #12;Introduction In community wind power

Tullis, Stephen

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Opportunities for small and medium enterprises in the innovation and marketing of organic food: investigating consumers' purchase behaviour of organic food products in Victoria, Australia  

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This research study investigates Victorian consumers' understanding, awareness and perceptions of organic food products. Analysis of the quantitative data revealed that there are three major segments of consumers, i.e., pro-organics, reluctant consumers ... Keywords: Buyer behaviour, Marketing strategies, Organic food, Segmentation, Small and medium enterprises

Antonio Lobo; Bruno Mascitelli; Jue Chen

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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 102, NO. A10, PAGES 22,221-22,231,OCTOBER 1, 1997 Observations of auroral medium frequency bursts  

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Observations of auroral medium frequency bursts J. LaBelle, S. G. Shepherd,and M. L. Trimpi Department with auroral displays. Although many auroral waves cannot escapethe ionosphereand are only observed with rocket burstistheleastwelldescribed of thesethreephenomena.KelloggandMonson[1979] observed occasional radio bursts at times when

Shepherd, Simon

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The Structure of the Local Interstellar Medium IV: Dynamics, Morphology, Physical Properties, and Implications of Cloud-Cloud Interactions  

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We present an empirical dynamical model of the local interstellar medium based on 270 radial-velocity measurements for 157 sight lines toward nearby stars. Physical-parameter measurements (i.e., temperature, turbulent velocity, depletions) are available for 90 components, or one-third of the sample, enabling initial characterizations of the physical properties of LISM clouds. The model includes 15 warm clouds located within 15 pc of the Sun, each with a different velocity vector. We derive projected morphologies of all clouds and estimate the volume filling factor of warm partially ionized material in the LISM to be between ~5.5% and 19%. Relative velocities of potentially interacting clouds are often supersonic, consistent with heating, turbulent, and metal-depletion properties. Cloud-cloud collisions may be responsible for the filamentary morphologies found in ~1/3 of LISM clouds, the distribution of clouds along the boundaries of the two nearest clouds (LIC and G), the detailed shape and heating of the Mic Cloud, the location of nearby radio scintillation screens, and the location of a LISM cold cloud. Contrary to previous claims, the Sun appears to be located in the transition zone between the LIC and G Clouds.

Seth Redfield; Jeffrey L. Linsky

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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MHUG process for production of low sulfur and low aromatic diesel fuel. [Medium-pressure Hydro UpGrading  

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A new hydro-upgrading process operated under medium pressure has been developed to reduce the sulfur and the aromatics content in light cycle oil (LCO). Two catalysts were used in series in this technology. The commercial RN-1 catalyst, which is known as having high activity in hydrodenitrogenation, desulfurization and aromatic saturation, was chosen as the first catalyst. The second one was a nickel-tungsten zeolite catalyst, named RT-5, which was developed by RIPP specially for hydrogenolysis of naphthenic and aromatic hydrocarbons. The pilot plant tests showed that high quality diesel oil with aromatics content less than 20 v% and sulfur content less than 0.05 wt% could be produced from various LCO/straight-run-gas-oil (SRGO) blended feedstocks under hydrogen partial pressure of 6.4 MPa. The reaction temperature and overall space velocity (S.V.) varied in the range of 350--380 C and 0.6--1.2 h[sup [minus]1], respectively, depending on the properties of the feedstocks to be processed and the upgrading depth required. Several examples presented also illustrated that this technology could be used to prepare catalytic reforming feedstock as well, which is in urgent need in China. A life test operated in relatively high severity for 3,000 hr. indicated that the catalysts possessed excellent stability. A commercial demonstration unit has been running well since the last Oct 1.

Shi, Yu Lin; Shi, Jian Wen; Zhang, Xin Wei; Shi, Ya Hua; Li, Da Dong (SINOPEC, Beijing (China). Research Inst. of Petroleum Processing)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-pressure late cycle direct injection of natural gas in a rail medium speed diesel engine  

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The performance of an Electro-Motive Division (EMD) 567B, two-cylinder locomotive research engine, when operated on high-pressure/late-cycle injection of natural gas, is presented in this paper. A redesign and fabrication of the fuel system was undertaken to facilitate the consumption of natural gas. A small percentage of No.2 diesel fuel (DF-2) was used to ignite the natural gas. Engine performance, while running natural gas, resulted in matching rated speed and power with slightly lower thermal efficiency. Full power was achieved with a ratio of 99 percent natural gas and 1 percent diesel fuel. However, at high natural gas to diesel fuel ratios, audible knock was detected. The primary objective of the project was to establish technical feasibility of, and basic technology for, operating medium-speed rail diesel engines on high-pressure natural gas. Secondary objectives were to attain adequate engine performance levels for rail application, develop a system oriented toward retrofit of in-service locomotives, and realize any potential improvements in thermal efficiency due to use of the high-pressure/late-cycle approach.

Wakenell, J.F.; O'Neal, G.B.; Baker, Q.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

A Harmonic Kicker Scheme for the Circulator Cooler Ring in the Proposed Medium Energy Electron-Ion Collider  

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The current electron cooler design for the proposed Medium Energy Electron-Ion collider (MEIC) at Jefferson Lab utilizes a circulator ring for reuse of the cooling electron bunch up to 100 times to cool the ion beams. This cooler requires a fast kicker system for injecting and extracting individual bunches in the circulator ring. Such a kicker must work at a high repetition rate, up to 7.5 to 75 MHz depending on the number of turns in the recirculator ring. It also must have a very short rise and fall time (of order of 1 ns) such that it will kick an individual bunch without disturbing the others in the ring. Both requirements are orders of magnitude beyond the present state-of-the-art as well as the goals of other on-going kicker R&D programs such as that for the ILC damping rings. In this paper we report a scheme of creating this fast, high repetition rate kicker by combining RF waveforms at multiple frequencies to create a kicker waveform that will, for example, kick every eleventh bunch while leaving the other ten unperturbed. We also present a possible implementation of this scheme as well as discuss its limitations.

Nissen, Edward W.; Hutton, Andrew M.; Kimber, Andrew J.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low/medium-Btu coal-gasification-assessment program for potential users in New Jersey. Final report  

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Burns and Roe Industrial Services Corporation and Public Service Electric and Gas in association with Scientific Design Company have completed a technical and economic evaluation of coal gasification. The evaluation also addressed the regulatory, institutional, and environmental issues of coal gasification. Two uses of coal-derived medium Btu (MBU) gas were explored: (1) substitute boiler fuel for electric generation and (2) substitute fuel for industrial customers using natural gas. The summary and conclusions of his evaluation are: The Sewaren Generating Station was selected as potentially the most suitable site for the coal gasification plant. The Texaco process was selected because it offered the best combination of efficiency and pilot plant experience; in addition, it is a pressurized process which is advantageous if gas is to be supplied to industrial customers via a pipeline. Several large industrial gas customers within the vicinities of Sewaren and Hudson Generating Stations indicated that MBG would be considered as an alternate fuel provided that its use was economically justified. The capital cost estimates for a 2000 tons/day and a 1000 tons/day gasification plant installed at Sewaren Generating Station are $115.6 million and $73.8 million, in 1980 dollars, respectively. The cost of supplying MBG to industrial customers is competitive with existing pipeline natural gas on a Btu heating value basis for gasifier capacity factors of 35% or higher.

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1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Japanese encephalitis virus production in Vero cells with serum-free medium using a novel oscillating bioreactor  

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A novel oscillating bioreactor, BelloCell, was successfully applied for the cultivation of Vero cells using serum-free medium, and the production of Japanese encephalitis virus. The BelloCell requires no air sparging, pumping, or agitation, and thus provides a low shear environment. Owing to its simple design, BelloCell is extremely easy to handle and operate. Using this BelloCell (500 ml culture), Vero cells reached a maximum number of 2.8 × 109 cells and the Japanese encephalitis virus yield reached 6.91 × 1011 PFU, versus 9.0 × 108 cells and 2.98 × 1011 PFU using a spinner flask (500 ml) with microcarriers. The cell yield and virus production using BelloCell were markedly higher than with microcarrier culture. The neutralizing capacity of the Japanese encephalitis virus produced using BelloCell was equal to that using a microcarrier system. Therefore, these benefits should enable BelloCell to be adopted as a simple system for high population density cell culture and virus production.

Hiroko Toriniwa; Tomoyoshi Komiya

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadrons in Medium  

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......Germany 3 Institutionen for fysik och astronomi, Uppsala...the current status of theories and experiments aiming...Germany 3Institutionen for fysik och astronomi, Uppsala...the current status of theories and experiments aiming...literature start from the basic assump- tion of complete......

Ulrich Mosel; Stefan Leupold; Volker Metag

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective medium theory  

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New applications of the theory of homogenization for heterogeneous metamaterials, in particular for acoustic cloaking and for design and engineering of tunable phononic crystal.

Krokhin, Arkadii [Univ. of North Texas, Denton, TX (United States)

2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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SOLAR RADIATION PRESSURE AND LOCAL INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM FLOW PARAMETERS FROM INTERSTELLAR BOUNDARY EXPLORER LOW ENERGY HYDROGEN MEASUREMENTS  

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Neutral hydrogen atoms that travel into the heliosphere from the local interstellar medium (LISM) experience strong effects due to charge exchange and radiation pressure from resonant absorption and re-emission of Ly?. The radiation pressure roughly compensates for the solar gravity. As a result, interstellar hydrogen atoms move along trajectories that are quite different than those of heavier interstellar species such as helium and oxygen, which experience relatively weak radiation pressure. Charge exchange leads to the loss of primary neutrals from the LISM and the addition of new secondary neutrals from the heliosheath. IBEX observations show clear effects of radiation pressure in a large longitudinal shift in the peak of interstellar hydrogen compared with that of interstellar helium. Here, we compare results from the Lee et al. interstellar neutral model with IBEX-Lo hydrogen observations to describe the distribution of hydrogen near 1 AU and provide new estimates of the solar radiation pressure. We find over the period analyzed from 2009 to 2011 that radiation pressure divided by the gravitational force (?) has increased slightly from ? = 0.94 ± 0.04 in 2009 to ? = 1.01 ± 0.05 in 2011. We have also derived the speed, temperature, source longitude, and latitude of the neutral H atoms and find that these parameters are roughly consistent with those of interstellar He, particularly when considering the filtration effects that act on H in the outer heliosheath. Thus, our analysis shows that over the period from 2009 to 2011, we observe signatures of neutral H consistent with the primary distribution of atoms from the LISM and a radiation pressure that increases in the early rise of solar activity.

Schwadron, N. A.; Moebius, E.; Kucharek, H.; Lee, M. A.; French, J. [University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 (United States); Saul, L.; Wurz, P. [University of Bern, 3012 Bern (Switzerland); Bzowski, M. [Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland); Fuselier, S. A.; Livadiotis, G.; McComas, D. J. [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78228 (United States); Frisch, P. [University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Gruntman, M. [University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 (United States); Mueller, H. R. [Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 (United States)

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Evaluating the barriers to specific industrial energy efficiency measures: an exploratory study in small and medium-sized enterprises  

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Abstract Industrial energy efficiency has raised to the top of European energy policy agenda, and particular efforts should be placed to tackle the barriers to energy efficiency of small and non-energy intensive industrial users. To enhance the adoption rate of a specific industrial energy efficiency measure, it is crucial to properly evaluate the barriers. Without a proper level of detail – considering both the measure's specificity and the evaluation's perspective – company managers are hampered when making investment decisions, and policymakers are prevented from developing the most effective policies. The paper aims at highlighting that the value of a given intervention-dependent barrier may differ when evaluating it at the company level, by technology area, or with respect to a specific measure. To achieve this objective, an exploratory investigation of Italian small and medium-sized enterprises into the metalworking sector has been performed with respect to selected cross-cutting technologies. Although general barriers appear as most relevant at the company level, large differences appear when considering intervention-dependent barriers by technology area as well as at the energy efficiency measure level. The research presents innovative results, as the literature and policymakers have not accounted so far for how the value of barriers can effectively vary with respect to a single measure, but have only considered barriers at company level. Additionally, the paper highlights that differences can be appreciated when evaluating the intervention-dependent barriers according to some firm characteristics (i.e. size, production complexity, and innovativeness). The study concludes with suggestions for policymakers as well as industrial decision-makers.

Enrico Cagno; Andrea Trianni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallic cobalt and iron particles in large and medium pore zeolites. Methods of generation and ferromagnetic resonance characterization  

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Spectroscopic studies utilizing photoacoustic electronic spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance, and ferromagnetic resonance have been made on the formation of (1) Co metal particles from CO(NH/sub 3/)/sub 6//sup 3 +/ exchanged into Y zeolite and (2) Fe metal particles from nonframework Fe/sup 3 +/ ions in an aluminoferrisilicate analogue of ZSM-5 zeolite. Decomposition of the Co(NH/sub 3/)/sub 6//sup 3 +/ complex is accompanied by autoreduction to the Co/sup 2 +/ state, observed by EPR at 7/sup 0/K, but no Co metal is formed. The Co/sup 2 +/ ions migrate from the supercage locations of the parent complexes into the hexagonal prisms and are subsequently very difficult to reduce, even with H/sub 2/ at 823/sup 0/K. High-temperature FMR data suggest that the small amount of Co metal particles which are formed exist with the fcc crystal structure yielding g = 2.17 at 508/sup 0/K, consistent with an empirically calculated value for fcc Co. Hexagonal close packed Co particles are expected to exhibit much larger magnetic anisotropy than was observed. The Fe/sup 3 +/ ions in the medium pore pentasil aluminoferrisilicate zeolite can be reduced to the metallic state following either (a) precipitation of the inclusion compound, Fe/sup III/(Fe/sup II/(CN)/sub 5/(NO)), in the zeolite, or (b) generation of superparamagnetic oxidic ferric ion clusters. High-temperature FMR data establish that smaller Fe particles can be obtained by the latter method.

Iton, L.E.; Beal, R.B.; Hamot, P.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropic MHD Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and the Sol... http://www.aps.org/meet/DPP02/baps/abs/S120004.html 1 of 1 3/10/05 10:26 AM  

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of Iowa, 203 Van Allen Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242) The interstellar medium (ISM) and solar wind-4, Rosen Centre Hotel [BI2.004] Anisotropic MHD Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and the Solar Wind C energy spectra has been a subject of considerable debate in recent years. In the classic work

Ng, Chung-Sang

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In situ NMR spectroscopy: Inulin biomass conversion in ZnCl2 molten salt hydrate medium—SnCl4 addition controls product distribution  

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Abstract The dehydration of inulin biomass to the platform chemicals, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) and levulinic acid (LA), in ZnCl2 molten salt hydrate medium was investigated. The influence of the Lewis acid catalyst, SnCl4, on the product distribution was examined. An in situ 1H NMR technique was employed to follow the reaction at the molecular level. The experimental results revealed that only 5-HMF was obtained from degradation of inulin biomass in ZnCl2 molten salt hydrate medium, while the LA was gradually becoming the main product when the reaction temperature was increased in the presence of the Lewis acid catalyst SnCl4. In situ NMR spectroscopy could monitor the reaction and give valuable insight.

Yingxiong Wang; Christian Marcus Pedersen; Yan Qiao; Tiansheng Deng; Jing Shi; Xianglin Hou

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on Magnetohydrodynamic non-Darcy mixed convection heat transfer from a vertical heated plate embedded in a porous medium with variable porosity, by Dulal Pal  

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In the above paper the author treats the boundary layer flow along a vertical flat plate, immersed in a Darcy Brinkman Forchheimer porous medium. The porosity and the permeability of the porous medium are variable across the boundary layer. In addition a magnetic field with constant strength is applied normal to the plate. The fluid temperature at the plate is constant and different from that of the ambient fluid. This temperature difference creates a buoyancy force and the flow is characterized as mixed convection. The partial differential equations of the boundary layer flow are transformed into ordinary differential equations and subsequently are solved with the Runge-Kutta Fehlberg method. The results are presented in two tables and 11 figures.

Pantokratoras, Asterios

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charmonium and open charm production in nuclear collisions at SPS/FAIR energies and the possible influence of a hot hadronic medium  

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We provide predictions for charmonium and open charm production in nuclear collisions at SPS/FAIR energies within the framework of the statistical hadronization model. The increasing importance at lower energies of Lambda_c production is demonstrated and provides a challenge for future experiments. We also demonstrate that, because of the large charm quark mass and the different timescales for charm quark and charmed hadron production, possible modifications of charmed hadrons in the hot hadronic medium do not lead to measurable changes in cross sections for D-meson production. A possible influence of medium effects can be seen, however, in yields of charmonium. These effects are visible at all energies and results are presented for the energy range between charm threshold and RHIC energy.

A. Andronic; P. Braun-Munzinger; K. Redlich; J. Stachel

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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On the structurization of coal dust precipitations and their influence on aerodynamic resistance by granulated mediums in air filters at nuclear power plants  

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The processes of structurization of dust precipitations in granulated filtering mediums, formed by the monolithic glass spherical granules with the diameters of 2mm and 3mm, are re-searched. The distinctions between the distributions of filtered coal dust masses in the air filters with cylindrical granules and the air filters with spherical granules, are found. The influences by the filtered dust masses on the air resistance of both the air filters with the cylindrical granules and the air filters with the spherical granules are described. The conclusions on a possibility of the use of various chemical adsorbents with different geometric forms and volumetric dimensions to improve the filtering properties of granulated filtering mediums in air filters at nuclear power plants are formulated.

Neklyudov, I M; Fedorova, L I; Poltinin, P Ya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the structurization of coal dust precipitations and their influence on aerodynamic resistance by granulated mediums in air filters at nuclear power plants  

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The processes of structurization of dust precipitations in granulated filtering mediums, formed by the monolithic glass spherical granules with the diameters of 2mm and 3mm, are re-searched. The distinctions between the distributions of filtered coal dust masses in the air filters with cylindrical granules and the air filters with spherical granules, are found. The influences by the filtered dust masses on the air resistance of both the air filters with the cylindrical granules and the air filters with the spherical granules are described. The conclusions on a possibility of the use of various chemical adsorbents with different geometric forms and volumetric dimensions to improve the filtering properties of granulated filtering mediums in air filters at nuclear power plants are formulated.

I. M. Neklyudov; O. P. Ledenyov; L. I. Fedorova; P. Ya. Poltinin

2012-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Relativistic Dynamics of Photon Gas Two dynamic equations are established in photon gas, which is just the carrier or medium of electromagnetic waves  

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The carrier or medium of electromagnetic waves has been vainly searched for many years, and now it has been caught after the establishment of the dynamic equations in photon gas. The photon's rest mass has been estimated from the cosmic background temperature in space where the photon gas is at an open state of thermal equilibrium, and the photon's proper magnetic moment is calculated from the dynamic equations of photon gas too. As the carrier of electromagnetic waves, the photon gas is a discrete medium at very high frequency, and then the Bohr's electron is hardly to emit energy in wave form and can be stably rounding the nuclei in discrete orbits at lower temperature.

Jikang Chen

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRB 090510: A DISGUISED SHORT GAMMA-RAY BURST WITH THE HIGHEST LORENTZ FACTOR AND CIRCUMBURST MEDIUM  

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GRB 090510, observed by both Fermi and AGILE satellites, is the first bright short-hard gamma-ray burst (GRB) with an emission from the keV up to the GeV energy range. Within the Fireshell model, we interpret the faint precursor in the light curve as the emission at the transparency of the expanding e {sup +} e {sup -} plasma: the Proper-GRB. From the observed isotropic energy, we assume a total plasma energy E{sup tot}{sub e{sup +}e{sup -}}=(1.10{+-}0.06) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 53} erg and derive a Baryon load B = (1.45 {+-} 0.28) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} and a Lorentz factor at transparency {Gamma}{sub tr} = (6.7 {+-} 1.6) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 2}. The main emission {approx}0.4 s after the initial spike is interpreted as the extended afterglow, due to the interaction of the ultrarelativistic baryons with the CircumBurst Medium (CBM). Using the condition of fully radiative regime, we infer a CBM average spherically symmetric density of (n{sub CBM}) = (1.85 {+-} 0.14) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 3} particles cm{sup -3}, one of the highest found in the Fireshell model. The value of the filling factor, 1.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -10}{<=}R{<=}3.8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -8}, leads to the estimate of filaments with densities n{sub fil} = n{sub CBM}/R approx. (10{sup 6}-10{sup 14}) particles cm{sup -3}. The sub-MeV and the MeV emissions are well reproduced. When compared to the canonical GRBs with (n{sub CBM}) Almost-Equal-To 1 particles cm{sup -3} and to the disguised short GRBs with (n{sub CBM}) Almost-Equal-To 10{sup -3} particles cm{sup -3}, the case of GRB 090510 leads to the existence of a new family of bursts exploding in an overdense galactic region with (n{sub CBM}) Almost-Equal-To 10{sup 3} particles cm{sup -3}. The joint effect of the high {Gamma}{sub tr} and the high density compresses in time and 'inflates' in intensity the extended afterglow, making it appear as a short burst, which we here define as a 'disguised short GRB by excess'. The determination of the above parameter values may represent an important step toward the explanation of the GeV emission.

Muccino, M.; Ruffini, R.; Bianco, C. L.; Izzo, L.; Penacchioni, A. V.; Pisani, G. B. [Dip. di Fisica and ICRA, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Rome (Italy)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-yrast, medium-spin, excited states of {sup 91}Rb, {sup 93}Rb, and {sup 95}Rb  

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The medium-spin structure of the nuclei {sup 93}Rb and {sup 95}Rb is studied following the neutron-induced fission of {sup 235}U at the PF1B neutron guide, using the FIFI spectrometer, and at the Lohengrin mass spectrometer of the Institut Laue-Langevin Grenoble. These nuclei, plus {sup 91}Rb, are also studied following the spontaneous fission of {sup 248}Cm and {sup 252}Cf sources, using the EUROGAM-II and Gammasphere detector arrays, respectively. A high-spin isomeric state, with a half-life of 111(11) ns, is found in {sup 93}Rb at an excitation energy of 4422.4 keV, which most likely corresponds to the fully aligned [{pi}(g{sub 9/2}) x {nu}(g{sub 7/2}h{sub 11/2})]{sub 27/2}{sup -} configuration. An analogous configuration is proposed for the 5297.9-keV level observed in {sup 91}Rb. A new E3 decay branch of the 1133.9-keV isomer in {sup 91}Rb is found, for which the rather low transition rate of B(E3)=3.8(10) W.u. is determined. The energy of the isomeric state of {sup 95}Rb is now proposed to be at 810.6 keV, with a spin of (9/2{sup +}), and its half-life determined to be T{sub 1/2}=94(7) ns. A cascade of prompt transitions is observed on top of the 810.6-keV isomer in {sup 95}Rb. The near-yrast structures of {sup 91}Rb, {sup 93}Rb, and {sup 95}Rb are compared to the results of shell-model calculations, which support the proposed 27/2{sup -} interpretation of states in {sup 91}Rb and {sup 93}Rb. An analogous 27/2{sup -} state is expected to occur in {sup 95}Rb, as a long-lived isomer at 3.24 MeV. No such isomeric decay could be observed in a measurement using the Lohengrin spectrometer, which shows that, if it exists, its population, following the fission of {sup 235}U, is at least four times lower than that of the analogous 27/2{sup -} isomer in {sup 97}Y.

Simpson, G. S. [LPSC, Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, CNRS/IN2P3, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, F-38026 Grenoble Cedex (France); Urban, W. [Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue J. Horowitz, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Hoza 69, PL-00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Sieja, K. [Institute Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, 23 rue du Loess, 67037 Strasbourg Cedex (France); Dare, J. A.; Orlandi, R.; Smith, A. G.; Tsekhanovich, I.; Varley, B. J.; Durell, J. L.; Smith, J. F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, M13 9PL Manchester (United Kingdom); Jolie, J.; Linneman, A. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicherstr. 77, D-50937 Koeln (Germany); Scherillo, A. [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Soldner, T.; Faust, H. [Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue J. Horowitz, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Zlomaniec, A.; Rzaca-Urban, T. [Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Hoza 69, PL-00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Ahmad, I.; Greene, J. P. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Low NOx Medium sized Industrial Gas Turbine Operating on Hydrogen-Rich Renewable and Opportunity Fuels  

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This report presents the accomplishments at the completion of the DOE sponsored project (Contract # DE-FC26-09NT05873) undertaken by Solar Turbines Incorporated. The objective of this 54-month project was to develop a low NOx combustion system for a medium sized industrial gas turbine engine operating on Hydrogen-rich renewable and opportunity Fuels. The work in this project was focused on development of a combustion system sized for 15MW Titan 130 gas turbine engine based on design analysis and rig test results. Although detailed engine evaluation of the complete system is required prior to commercial application, those tasks were beyond the scope of this DOE sponsored project. The project tasks were organized in three stages, Stages 2 through 4. In Stage 2 of this project, Solar Turbines Incorporated characterized the low emission capability of current Titan 130 SoLoNOx fuel injector while operating on a matrix of fuel blends with varying Hydrogen concentration. The mapping in this phase was performed on a fuel injector designed for natural gas operation. Favorable test results were obtained in this phase on emissions and operability. However, the resulting fuel supply pressure needed to operate the engine with the lower Wobbe Index opportunity fuels would require additional gas compression, resulting in parasitic load and reduced thermal efficiency. In Stage 3, Solar characterized the pressure loss in the fuel injector and developed modifications to the fuel injection system through detailed network analysis. In this modification, only the fuel delivery flowpath was modified and the air-side of the injector and the premixing passages were not altered. The modified injector was fabricated and tested and verified to produce similar operability and emissions as the Stage 2 results. In parallel, Solar also fabricated a dual fuel capable injector with the same air-side flowpath to improve commercialization potential. This injector was also test verified to produce 15-ppm NOx capability on high Hydrogen fuels. In Stage 4, Solar fabricated a complete set of injectors and a combustor liner to test the system capability in a full-scale atmospheric rig. Extensive high-pressure single injector rig test results show that 15-ppm NOx guarantee is achievable from 50% to 100% Load with fuel blends containing up to 65% Hydrogen. Because of safety limitations in Solar Test Facility, the atmospheric rig tests were limited to methane-based fuel blends. Further work to validate the durability and installed engine capability would require long-term engine field test.

Srinivasan, Ram

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows as Probes of Environment and Blastwave Physics II: the Distribution of p and Structure of the Circumburst Medium  

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We constrain blastwave parameters and the circumburst media of a subsample of ten BeppoSAX Gamma-Ray Bursts. For this sample we derive the values of the injected electron energy distribution index, p, and the density structure index of the circumburst medium, k, from simultaneous spectral fits to their X-ray, optical and nIR afterglow data. The spectral fits have been done in count space and include the effects of metallicity, and are compared with the previously reported optical and X-ray temporal behaviour. Using the blastwave model and some assumptions which include on-axis viewing and standard jet structure, constant blastwave energy and no evolution of the microphysical parameters, we find a mean value of p for the sample as a whole of 2.04 +0.02/-0.03. A statistical analysis of the distribution demonstrates that the p values in this sample are inconsistent with a single universal value for p at the 3-sigma level or greater, which has significant implications for particle acceleration models. This approach provides us with a measured distribution of circumburst density structures rather than considering only the cases of k=0 (homogeneous) and k=2 (wind-like). We find five GRBs for which k can be well constrained, and in four of these cases the circumburst medium is clearly wind-like. The fifth source has a value of 0medium.

R. L. C. Starling; A. J. van der Horst; E. Rol; R. A. M. J. Wijers; C. Kouveliotou; K. Wiersema; P. A. Curran; P. Weltevrede

2007-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon footprint reduction: a critical study of rubber production in small and medium scale enterprises in Sri Lanka  

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Abstract In response to the winds of change world over, as a result of rapid advance in science and technology, it has strengthened the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to exert themselves as engines of their economy in the sphere of production as a whole economy as well as increase of production and competition in the market. This situation is augmented as a result of consumer demand. Its impact is such that we discern a rapid increase of population, urbanization, social mobility and transition with vigorous competition. Looking at opportunities to maximize production to satisfy customer needs, \\{SMEs\\} do not consider the factors that affect environment during manufacturing process, selling and distribution and consumption stages. Considering the magnitude of the excessive toxic effect on the bio-sphere and in order to protect the natural environment for the sustenance and conservation of organisms, it is imperative for all the parties concerned to take up responsibility to include carbon footprint mitigating measures during industrial processes. Available literature revealed that different types of systems have been set up to minimize carbon footprint by the industry at both national and international levels, but still there are issues on identifying carbon footprint usage and emission levels along with implementation systems/methodologies introduced. Researchers identified energy consumption being largely associated at the rubber mill and emissions are extraordinarily connected to productivity of kW/H of energy consumption. In order to carry out research goal barriers in implementing energy-efficient carbon footprint minimization measures, responses to one hundred questionnaires were collected from rubber product manufacturing \\{SMEs\\} registered under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka. Twenty five unstructured interviews were conducted with relevant professionals in order to ascertain their opinion. There are vital findings in this research — mainly the correlation of factors affecting relationship on minimizing energy efficient carbon footprint effects which will phase-in obliging emphasis on policy makers to rethink their planning. This was proved by using the fishbone model. Major barriers were identified by using content analysis of respondents. In order to identify the CO2 emission level, the researcher examined the calculation model developed from the results to quantify carbon emission level from the three rubber-band manufacturing factories that were selected as case study domains. Case-studies revealed the overall emissions from the production of rubber band amounting to 1.16, 1.53 and 1.23 ton CO2-eq/ton product respectively. These findings could be directly benefited by any country where rubber production is being put into practice; in order to identify factors that would minimize global warming potentials of rubber manufacturing SMEs, by the application of cleaner manufacturing model to achieve sustainable production.

Sampath P. Dayaratne; Kennedy D. Gunawardana

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW METHOD TO DIRECTLY MEASURE THE JEANS SCALE OF THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM USING CLOSE QUASAR PAIRS  

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Although the baryons in the intergalactic medium (IGM) trace dark matter fluctuations on megaparsec scales, on smaller scales ?100 kpc, fluctuations are suppressed because the finite temperature gas is pressure supported against gravity, analogous to the classical Jeans argument. This Jeans filtering scale, which quantifies the small-scale structure of the IGM, has fundamental cosmological implications. First, it provides a thermal record of heat injected by ultraviolet photons during cosmic reionization events, and thus constrains the thermal and reionization history of the universe. Second, the Jeans scale determines the clumpiness of the IGM, a critical ingredient in models of cosmic reionization. Third, it sets the minimum mass scale for gravitational collapse from the IGM, and hence plays a pivotal role in galaxy formation. Unfortunately, it is extremely challenging to measure the Jeans scale via the standard technique of analyzing purely longitudinal Ly? forest spectra, because the thermal Doppler broadening of absorption lines along the line-of-sight, is highly degenerate with Jeans smoothing. In this work, we show that the Jeans filtering scale can be directly measured by characterizing the coherence of correlated Ly? forest absorption in close quasar pairs, with separations small enough ?100 kpc to resolve it. We present a novel technique for this purpose, based on the probability density function (PDF) of phase angle differences of homologous longitudinal Fourier modes in close quasar pair spectra. A Bayesian formalism is introduced based on the phase angle PDF, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques are used to characterize the precision of a hypothetical Jeans scale measurement, and explore degeneracies with other thermal parameters governing the IGM. A semi-analytical model of the Ly? forest is used to generate a large grid (500) of thermal models from a dark matter only simulation. Our full parameter study indicates that a realistic sample of only 20 close quasar pair spectra can pinpoint the Jeans scale to ? 5% precision, independent of the amplitude T{sub 0} and slope ? of the temperature-density relation of the IGM T=T{sub 0}(?/ ?-bar ){sup ?-1}. This exquisite sensitivity arises because even long-wavelength one-dimensional Fourier modes ?10 Mpc, i.e., two orders of magnitude larger than the Jeans scale, are nevertheless dominated by projected small-scale three-dimensional (3D) power. Hence phase angle differences between all modes of quasar pair spectra actually probe the shape of the 3D power spectrum on scales comparable to the pair separation. We show that this new method for measuring the Jeans scale is unbiased and is insensitive to a battery of systematics that typically plague Ly? forest measurements, such as continuum fitting errors, imprecise knowledge of the noise level and/or spectral resolution, and metal-line absorption.

Rorai, Alberto; Hennawi, Joseph F. [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); White, Martin [Department of Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN EXPLANATION FOR THE DIFFERENT X-RAY TO OPTICAL COLUMN DENSITIES IN THE ENVIRONMENTS OF GAMMA RAY BURSTS: A PROGENITOR EMBEDDED IN A DENSE MEDIUM  

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We study the {approx}> 10 ratios in the X-ray to optical column densities inferred from afterglow spectra of gamma ray bursts (GRBs) due to gas surrounding their progenitors. We present time-evolving photoionization calculations for these afterglows and explore different conditions of their environment. We find that homogenous models of the environment (constant density) predict X-ray columns similar to those found in the optical spectra, with the bulk of the opacity being produced by neutral material at large distances from the burst. This result is independent of gas density or metallicity. Only models assuming a progenitor immersed in a dense ({approx}10{sup 2-4} cm{sup -3}) cloud of gas (with radius {approx}10 pc), with a strong, declining gradient of density for the surrounding interstellar medium (ISM) are able to account for the large X-ray to optical column density ratios. However, to avoid an unphysical correlation between the size of this cloud and the size of the ionization front produced by the GRB, the models also require that the circumburst medium is already ionized prior to the burst. The inferred cloud masses are {approx}< 10{sup 6} M{sub Sun }, even if low metallicities in the medium are assumed (Z {approx} 0.1 Z{sub Sun }). These cloud properties are consistent with those found in giant molecular clouds and our results support a scenario in which the progenitors reside within intense star formation regions of galaxies. Finally, we show that modeling over large samples of GRB afterglows may offer strong constraints on the range of properties in these clouds, and the host galaxy ISM.

Krongold, Yair [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70-264, 04510 Mexico DF (Mexico); Prochaska, J. Xavier, E-mail: xavier@ucolick.org [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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On the absence of wind bow-shocks around OB-runaway stars: probing the physical conditions of the interstellar medium  

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High-resolution IRAS maps are used to search for the presence of stellar-wind bow-shocks around high-mass X-ray binaries (HMXBs). Their high space velocities, recently confirmed with Hipparcos observations, combined with their strong stellar winds should result in the formation of wind bow-shocks. Except for the already known bow-shock around Vela X-1 (Kaper et al. 1997), we do not find convincing evidence for a bow-shock around any of the other HMXBs. Also in the case of (supposedly single) OB-runaway stars, only a minority appears to be associated with a bow-shock (Van Buren et al. 1995). We investigate why wind bow-shocks are not detected for the majority of these OB-runaway systems: is this due to the IRAS sensitivity, the system's space velocity, the stellar-wind properties, or the height above the galactic plane? It turns out that none of these suggested causes can explain the low detection rate (~40%). We propose that the conditions of the interstellar medium mainly determine whether a wind bow-shock is formed or not. In hot, tenuous media (like inside galactic superbubbles) the sound speed is high (~100 km/s), such that many runaways move at subsonic velocity through a low-density medium, thus preventing the formation of an observable bow-shock. Superbubbles are expected (and observed) around OB associations, where the OB-runaway stars were once born. Turning the argument around, we use the absence (or presence) of wind bow-shocks around OB runaways to probe the physical conditions of the interstellar medium in the solar neighbourhood.

Fredrik Huthoff; Lex Kaper

2001-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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THE MULTIWAVELENGTH SURVEY BY YALE-CHILE (MUSYC): DEEP MEDIUM-BAND OPTICAL IMAGING AND HIGH-QUALITY 32-BAND PHOTOMETRIC REDSHIFTS IN THE ECDF-S  

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We present deep optical 18-medium-band photometry from the Subaru telescope over the {approx}30' x 30' Extended Chandra Deep Field-South, as part of the Multiwavelength Survey by Yale-Chile (MUSYC). This field has a wealth of ground- and space-based ancillary data, and contains the GOODS-South field and the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. We combine the Subaru imaging with existing UBVRIzJHK and Spitzer IRAC images to create a uniform catalog. Detecting sources in the MUSYC 'BVR' image we find {approx}40,000 galaxies with R {sub AB} < 25.3, the median 5{sigma} limit of the 18 medium bands. Photometric redshifts are determined using the EAzY code and compared to {approx}2000 spectroscopic redshifts in this field. The medium-band filters provide very accurate redshifts for the (bright) subset of galaxies with spectroscopic redshifts, particularly at 0.1 < z < 1.2 and at z {approx}> 3.5. For 0.1 < z < 1.2, we find a 1{sigma} scatter in {Delta}z/(1 + z) of 0.007, similar to results obtained with a similar filter set in the COSMOS field. As a demonstration of the data quality, we show that the red sequence and blue cloud can be cleanly identified in rest-frame color-magnitude diagrams at 0.1 < z < 1.2. We find that {approx}20% of the red sequence galaxies show evidence of dust emission at longer rest-frame wavelengths. The reduced images, photometric catalog, and photometric redshifts are provided through the public MUSYC Web site.

Cardamone, Carolin N.; Van Dokkum, Pieter G.; Urry, C. Megan; Brammer, Gabriel [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Taniguchi, Yoshi [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho 2-5, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Gawiser, Eric; Bond, Nicholas [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 (United States); Taylor, Edward; Damen, Maaike [Sterrewacht Leiden, Leiden University, NL-2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Treister, Ezequiel [Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Cobb, Bethany E. [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Schawinski, Kevin [Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208121, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Lira, Paulina [Departamento de Astronoma, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago (Chile); Murayama, Takashi [Astronomical Institute, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Saito, Tomoki [Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan); Sumikawa, Kentaro, E-mail: carolin.cardamone@astro.yale.ed [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of H{sub 3}{sup -} by radiative association of H{sub 2} and H{sup -} in the interstellar medium  

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We develop the theory of radiative association of an atom and a diatomic molecule within a close-coupling framework. We apply it to the formation of H{sub 3}{sup -} after the low-energy collision (below 0.5 eV) of H{sub 2} with H{sup -}. Using recently obtained potential energy and permanent dipole moment surfaces of H{sub 3}{sup -}, we calculate the lowest rovibrational levels of the H{sub 3}{sup -} electronic ground state and the cross section for the formation of H{sub 3}{sup -} by radiative association between H{sup -} and ortho- and para-H{sub 2}. We discuss the possibility for the H{sub 3}{sup -} ion to be formed and observed in the cold and dense interstellar medium in an environment with a high ionization rate. Such an observation could be a probe for the presence of H{sup -} in the interstellar medium.

Ayouz, M.; Lopes, R.; Raoult, M.; Dulieu, O. [Laboratoire Aime Cotton, CNRS, Bat 505, Universite Paris 11, F-91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Kokoouline, V. [Laboratoire Aime Cotton, CNRS, Bat 505, Universite Paris 11, F-91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816 (United States)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTIMATION OF THE NEON/OXYGEN ABUNDANCE RATIO AT THE HELIOSPHERIC TERMINATION SHOCK AND IN THE LOCAL INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM FROM IBEX OBSERVATIONS  

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We report the first direct measurement of the Ne/O abundance ratio of the interstellar neutral gas flowing into the inner heliosphere. From the first year of Interstellar Boundary Explorer IBEX data collected in spring 2009, we derive the fluxes of interstellar neutral oxygen and neon. Using the flux ratio at the location of IBEX at 1 AU at the time of the observations, and using the ionization rates of neon and oxygen prevailing in the heliosphere during the period of solar minimum, we estimate the neon/oxygen ratios at the heliospheric termination shock and in the gas phase of the inflowing local interstellar medium. Our estimate is (Ne/O){sub gas,ISM} = 0.27 {+-} 0.10, which is-within the large given uncertainties-consistent with earlier measurements from pickup ions. Our value is larger than the solar abundance ratio, possibly indicating that a significant fraction of oxygen in the local interstellar medium is hidden in grains and/or ices.

Bochsler, P.; Petersen, L.; Moebius, E.; Schwadron, N. A. [Space Science Center and Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, 8 College Road, Durham, NH 03824 (United States); Wurz, P.; Scheer, J. A. [Physikalisches Institut, University of Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland); Fuselier, S. A. [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States); McComas, D. J. [Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238 (United States); Bzowski, M. [Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartycka 18 A, PL 00-716 Warsaw (Poland); Frisch, P. C., E-mail: bochsler@space.unibe.ch [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenylenediamine-Based FeNx/C Catalyst with High Activity for Oxygen Reduction in Acid Medium and Its Active-Site Probing  

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(2) Among NPM catalysts, FeNx/C catalyst is the most promising candidate because it exhibits considerable ORR activity in acid medium, thus compatible with strong acidic environment of Nafion-based PEMFC that is industrially more mature than alkaline membrane fuel cell. ... Fe-based cathode catalysts are promising contenders, but their power density has been low compared with Pt-based cathodes, largely due to poor mass-transport properties. ... The most active materials in the group catalyze the ORR at potentials within ~60 mV of that delivered by state-of-the-art carbon-supported platinum, combining their high activity with remarkable performance stability for non-precious metal catalysts (700 h at a fuel cell voltage of 0.4 V) as well as excellent four-electron selectivity (hydrogen peroxide yield <1.0%). ...

Qiang Wang; Zhi-You Zhou; Yu-Jiao Lai; Yong You; Jian-Guo Liu; Xia-Ling Wu; Ephrem Terefe; Chi Chen; Lin Song; Muhammad Rauf; Na Tian; Shi-Gang Sun

2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Performance of Air Dense Medium Fluidized Bed (ADMFB) for Low-Ash Coal Beneficiation. Part 2: Characteristics of the Beneficiated Coal  

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Evaluation of the Performance of Air Dense Medium Fluidized Bed (ADMFB) for Low-Ash Coal Beneficiation. ... The slagging and fouling decrease the efficiency of heat-exchange surfaces in conventional coal-firing furnaces, while in slagging gasifiers, where ash is intentionally converted into liquid slag (better operation, control particulate matter emission, and trap trace elements and heavy metals in a unleachable glass phase), to achieve free flux toward the bottom of the gasifier (tapping system), the higher slagging propensity and lower viscosity at the operating temperature are required. ... These samples include two clean coal products, which exhibited minimum ash content (B and C), two tests that offered maximum organic material recovery (D and E) from the middle particle size fraction, and two tests with fine and coarse particle sizes (A and F, respectively). ...

Ebrahim Azimi; Shayan Karimipour; Moshfiqur Rahman; Jozef Szymanski; Rajender Gupta

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of naval medium speed diesel engine air exhaust emissions and validation of a proposed estimation model. Master`s thesis  

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Steady state marine diesel engine exhaust emissions are being reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency for possible regulation. In anticipation of future regulation, the United States Navy is developing appropriate emissions models for naval vessels. A procedure for collecting this data from an U. S. Navy ship with medium speed main propulsion diesels is presented. It is based on similar testing conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard for measuring patrol boat diesel engine emissions and International Standards Organization methodology. The primary challenge of the experiment design was to minimize interference with the engineering plant as the assigned ship was concurrently tasked for other operations. Data gathered allowed calculation of engine rpm, engine load, exhaust gas flow rate, and determination of pollutant amounts. The tests were conducted at a series of predetermined speeds to reflect an 11-Mode duty cycle developed previously for the LSD 41 Class propulsion diesel engines.

Mayeaux, A.M.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pyrolyzed Fe–N–C Composite as an Efficient Non-precious Metal Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acidic Medium  

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Aimed at developing a highly active and stable non-precious metal catalyst (NPMC) for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in acidic proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), a novel NPMC was prepared by pyrolyzing a composite of carbon-supported Fe-doped graphitic carbon nitride (Fe–g-C3N4@C) above 700 °C. ... Furthermore, the pyrolyzed Fe–N–C composite exhibits superior durability in comparison to that of commercial 20 wt % Pt/C in acidic medium, making it a good candidate for an ORR electrocatalyst in PEMFCs. ... non-precious metal catalyst (NPMC); oxygen reduction reaction (ORR); proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC); carbon-supported Fe-doped g-C3N4 (Fe?g-C3N4@C); pyrolysis; Fe?N?C composite ...

Mei-Qing Wang; Wei-Hua Yang; Hong-Hui Wang; Chi Chen; Zhi-You Zhou; Shi-Gang Sun

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of {pi}A{r_arrow}{pi}{pi}A threshold cross sections by in-medium {pi}{pi} final state interactions  

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We address the problem of pion production in low-energy {pi}-nucleus collisions. For the production mechanism, we assume a simple model consisting of a coherent sum of single pion exchange and the excitation{emdash}followed by the decay into two pions and a nucleon{emdash}of the N{sup {asterisk}}(1440) resonance. The production amplitude is modified by the final state interaction between the pions calculated using the chirally improved J{umlt u}lich meson exchange model including the polarization of the nuclear medium by the pions. The model reproduces well the experimentally observed {pi}A{r_arrow}{pi}{pi}A cross sections, especially the enhancement with increasing {ital A} of the {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}} mass distribution in the threshold region. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Rapp, R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800 (United States); Durso, J.W.; Krehl, O.; Speth, J. [Physics Department, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States)] [Physics Department, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States); Durso, J.W. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, D-52425 Juelich (Germany)] [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Aouissat, Z.; Wambach, J. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Schlossgartenstrasse 9, TU-Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany)] [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Schlossgartenstrasse 9, TU-Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany); Chanfray, G. [IPN, IN2P3-CNRS/Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I, 43 Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France)] [IPN, IN2P3-CNRS/Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I, 43 Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Schuck, P. [ISN, IN2P3-CNRS/Universite Joseph Fourier, 53 Avenue de Martyrs, F-38026 Grenoble Cedex (France)] [ISN, IN2P3-CNRS/Universite Joseph Fourier, 53 Avenue de Martyrs, F-38026 Grenoble Cedex (France)

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COASTING EXTERNAL SHOCK IN WIND MEDIUM: AN ORIGIN FOR THE X-RAY PLATEAU DECAY COMPONENT IN SWIFT GAMMA-RAY BURST AFTERGLOWS  

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The plateaus observed in about one half of the early X-ray afterglows are the most puzzling feature in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) detected by Swift. By analyzing the temporal and spectral indices of a large X-ray plateau sample, we find that 55% can be explained by external, forward shock synchrotron emission produced by a relativistic ejecta coasting in a {rho}{proportional_to}r{sup -2}, wind-like medium; no energy injection into the shock is needed. After the ejecta collects enough medium and transitions to the adiabatic, decelerating blast wave phase, it produces the post-plateau decay. For those bursts consistent with this model, we find an upper limit for the initial Lorentz factor of the ejecta, {Gamma}{sub 0} {<=} 46({epsilon}{sub e}/0.1){sup -0.24}({epsilon}{sub B}/0.01){sup 0.17}; the isotropic equivalent total ejecta energy is E{sub iso} {approx} 10{sup 53}({epsilon}{sub e}/0.1){sup -1.3}({epsilon}{sub B}/0.01){sup -0.09}(t{sub b} /10{sup 4} s) erg, where {epsilon}{sub e} and {epsilon}{sub B} are the fractions of the total energy at the shock downstream that are carried by electrons and the magnetic field, respectively, and t{sub b} is the end of the plateau. Our finding supports Wolf-Rayet stars as the progenitor stars of some GRBs. It raises intriguing questions about the origin of an intermediate-{Gamma}{sub 0} ejecta, which we speculate is connected to the GRB jet emergence from its host star. For the remaining 45% of the sample, the post-plateau decline is too rapid to be explained in the coasting-in-wind model, and energy injection appears to be required.

Shen Rongfeng; Matzner, Christopher D., E-mail: rfshen@astro.utoronto.ca, E-mail: matzner@astro.utoronto.ca [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H4 (Canada)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COINCIDENCES BETWEEN O VI AND O VII LINES: INSIGHTS FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION SIMULATIONS OF THE WARM-HOT INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM  

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With high-resolution (0.46 h{sup -1} kpc), large-scale, adaptive mesh-refinement Eulerian cosmological hydrodynamic simulations we compute properties of O VI and O VII absorbers from the warm-hot intergalactic medium (WHIM) at z = 0. Our new simulations are in broad agreement with previous simulations with {approx}40% of the intergalactic medium being in the WHIM. Our simulations are in agreement with observed properties of O VI absorbers with respect to the line incidence rate and Doppler-width-column-density relation. It is found that the amount of gas in the WHIM below and above 10{sup 6} K is roughly equal. Strong O VI absorbers are found to be predominantly collisionally ionized. It is found that (61%, 57%, 39%) of O VI absorbers of log N(O VI) cm{sup 2} = (12.5-13, 13-14, > 14) have T < 10{sup 5} K. Cross correlations between galaxies and strong [N(O VI) > 10{sup 14} cm{sup -2}] O VI absorbers on {approx}100-300 kpc scales are suggested as a potential differentiator between collisional ionization and photoionization models. Quantitative prediction is made for the presence of broad and shallow O VI lines that are largely missed by current observations but will be detectable by Cosmic Origins Spectrograph observations. The reported 3{sigma} upper limit on the mean column density of coincidental O VII lines at the location of detected O VI lines by Yao et al. is above our predicted value by a factor of 2.5-4. The claimed observational detection of O VII lines by Nicastro et al., if true, is 2{sigma} above what our simulations predict.

Cen Renyue, E-mail: cen@astro.princeton.edu [Princeton University Observatory, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Medium probes: exploring the medium not the message  

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Frequently in information design, we lean toward selecting a platform based upon our knowledge, values, and interests, independent of our audience's practices with information. We found ourselves facing this issue when seeking a technology platform to ... Keywords: cultural probes, reflective hci, technology probes

Betsy DiSalvo, Parisa Khanipour Roshan

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A design for the interface between a battery storage and charging unit, and a medium voltage DC (MVDC) bus, as part of an integrated propulsion system (IPS) in the all electric ship (AES)  

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In this paper we present the design of a rechargeable battery storage device for use in an all-electric ship. The purpose of this device is to provide power of predictable quality to selected equipment. In addition a recharging unit is proposed for recharging ... Keywords: electric ship, energy storage, medium voltage DC (MVDC), pulse load

T. A. Trapp; P. Prempraneerach; C. Chryssostomidis; J. L. Kirtley, Jr.; G. E. Karniadakis

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows as Probes of Environment and Blastwave Physics II: the Distribution of p and Structure of the Circumburst Medium  

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We constrain blastwave parameters and the circumburst media of a subsample of BeppoSAX Gamma-Ray Bursts. For this sample we derive the values of the injected electron energy distribution index, p, and the density structure index of the circumburst medium, k, from simultaneous spectral fits to their X-ray, optical and nIR afterglow data. The spectral fits have been done in count space and include the effects of metallicity, and are compared with the previously reported optical and X-ray temporal behaviour. Assuming the fireball model, we can find a mean value of p for the sample as a whole of 2.04 +0.02/-0.03. A statistical analysis of the distribution demonstrates that the p values in this sample are inconsistent with a single universal value for p at the 3-sigma level or greater, which has significant implications for particle acceleration models. This approach provides us with a measured distribution of circumburst density structures rather than considering only the cases of k=0 (homogeneous) and k=2 (wind-...

Starling, R L C; Rol, E; Wijers, R A M J; Kouveliotou, C; Wiersema, K; Curran, P A; Weltevrede, P

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Selection of Burst-like Transients and Stochastic Variables Using Multi-Band Image Differencing in the Pan-STARRS1 Medium-Deep Survey  

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We present a novel method for the light-curve characterization of Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey (PS1 MDS) extragalactic sources into stochastic variables (SV) and burst-like (BL) transients, using multi-band image-differencing time-series data. We select detections in difference images associated with galaxy hosts using a star/galaxy catalog extracted from the deep PS1 MDS stacked images, and adopt a maximum a posteriori formulation to model their difference-flux time-series in four Pan-STARRS1 photometric bands g,r,i, and z. We use three deterministic light-curve models to fit burst-like transients and one stochastic light curve model, the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, in order to fit variability that is characteristic of active galactic nuclei (AGN). We assess the quality of fit of the models band-wise source-wise, using their estimated leave-out-one cross-validation likelihoods and corrected Akaike information criteria. We then apply a K-means clustering algorithm on these statistics, to determine the sourc...

Kumar, S; Heinis, S; Chornock, R; Berger, E; Rest, A; Huber, M E; Foley, R J; Narayan, G; Marion, G H; Scolnic, D; Soderberg, A; Lawrence, A; Stubbs, C W; Kirshner, R P; Riess, A G; Smartt, S J; Smith, K; Wood-Vasey, W M; Burgett, W S; Chambers, K C; Flewelling, H; Kaiser, N; Metcalfe, N; Price, P A; Tonry, J L; Wainscoat, R J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE FORMATION OF SILACYCLOPROPENYLIDENE (c-SiC{sub 2}H{sub 2}) AND ITS ROLE IN THE ORGANOSILICON CHEMISTRY IN THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM  

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Organosilicon species such as silicon carbide and silicon dicarbide are considered as key molecular building blocks in the chemical evolution of the interstellar medium and are associated with the formation of silicon-carbide dust grains in the outflow of circumstellar envelopes of carbon-rich asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars. However, the formation mechanisms of even the simplest silicon-bearing organic molecules have remained elusive for decades. Here, we demonstrate in crossed molecular beam experiments combined with ab initio calculations that the silacyclopropenylidene molecule (c-SiC{sub 2}H{sub 2}) can be synthesized in the gas phase under single-collision conditions via the reaction of the silylidyne radical (SiH) with acetylene (C{sub 2}H{sub 2}). This system denotes the simplest representative of a previously overlooked reaction class, in which the formation of an organosilicon molecule can be initiated via barrierless and exoergic reactions of silylidyne radicals with hydrocarbon molecules in circumstellar envelopes of evolved carbon stars such as IRC+10216. Since organosilicon molecules like silacyclopropenylidene can be eventually photolyzed to carbon-silicon clusters such as silicon dicarbide (c-SiC{sub 2}), silacyclopropenylidene might even represent the missing link between simple molecular precursors and silicon-carbide-rich interstellar grains.

Parker, Dorian S. N.; Wilson, Anthony V.; Kaiser, Ralf I. [Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Mayhall, Nicholas J.; Head-Gordon, Martin [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Tielens, Alexander G. G. M. [Leiden Observatory, University of Leiden, Leiden (Netherlands)

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Economical and environmental assessment of an optimized solar cooling system for a medium-sized benchmark office building in Los Angeles, California  

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This paper presents a systematic energetic, economical, and environmental assessment on a solar cooling system for a medium-sized office building in Los Angeles, California by means of system modeling. The studied solar cooling system primarily consists of evacuated tube solar collectors, a hot water storage tank, a single-effect LiBr–H2O absorption chiller, and a gas-fired auxiliary heater. System performance optimization and sensitivity analysis were conducted by varying two major parameters (i.e. storage tank volume and collector area). The results suggest that a trade-off exists between economic performance indicated by the equivalent uniform annual cost (EUAC) and the energetic/environmental performance indicated by the solar fraction and CO2 reduction percentage, respectively. The cost of carbon footprint reduction was defined and served as an indicator for the overall system performance. Based on this indicator, the optimal system design could be found for a solar cooling system. The approach adapted in this study can be applied to other buildings located in different climate zones to reveal the cost and benefits of solar cooling technologies and facilitate decision-making.

Yin Hang; Ming Qu; Fu Zhao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CAN DUST EMISSION BE USED TO ESTIMATE THE MASS OF THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM IN GALAXIES-A PILOT PROJECT WITH THE HERSCHEL REFERENCE SURVEY  

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The standard method for estimating the mass of the interstellar medium (ISM) in a galaxy is to use the 21 cm line to trace the atomic gas and the CO 1-0 line to trace the molecular gas. In this paper, we investigate the alternative technique of using the continuum dust emission to estimate the mass of gas in all phases of the ISM. Using Herschel observations of 10 galaxies from the Herschel Reference Survey and the Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey, we show that the emission detected by Herschel is mostly from dust that has a temperature and emissivity index similar to that of dust in the local ISM in our galaxy, with the temperature generally increasing toward the center of each galaxy. We calibrate the dust method using the CO and 21 cm observations to provide an independent estimate of the mass of hydrogen in each galaxy, solving the problem of the uncertain ''X-factor'' for the CO observations by minimizing the dispersion in the ratio of the masses estimated using the two methods. With the calibration for the dust method and the estimate of the X-factor produced in this way, the dispersion in the ratio of the two gas masses is 25%. The calibration we obtain for the dust method is similar to those obtained from Herschel observations of M31 and from Planck observations of the Milky Way. We discuss the practical problems in using this method.

Eales, Stephen; Smith, Matthew W. L.; Auld, Robbie; Davies, Jon; Gear, Walter; Gomez, Haley [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Queens Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Baes, Maarten; De Looze, Ilse; Gentile, Gianfranco; Fritz, Jacopo [Sterrenkundig Observatorium, Universiteit Gent, Krijgslaan 281 S9, B-9000 Gent (Belgium); Bendo, George J. [UK ALMA Regional Centre Node, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Bianchi, Simone [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Boselli, Alessandro; Ciesla, Laure [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseilles, UMR6110 CNRS, 38 rue F. Joliot-Curie, F-1338 Marseilles (France); Clements, David [Astrophysics Group, Imperial College, Blackett Lab, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Cooray, Asantha [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Cortese, Luca [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2 D-85748, Garching bei Munchen (Germany); Galametz, Maud [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Hughes, Tom [Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Madden, Suzanne [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Universite Paris Diderot, Irfu/Service d'Astrophysique, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France); and others

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Variability in the Ratio of Interstellar Atomic Deuterium to Hydrogen. I. Observations toward delta Orionis by the Interstellar Medium Absorption Profile Spectrograph  

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Studies of the abundances of deuterium in different astrophysical sites are of fundamental importance to answering the question about how much deuterium was produced during big bang nucleosynthesis and what fraction of it was destroyed later. With this in mind, we used the Interstellar Medium Absorption Profile Spectrograph (IMAPS) on the ORFEUS-SPAS II mission to observe at a wavelength resolution of 4 km/s (FWHM) the L-delta and L-epsilon absorption features produced by interstellar atomic deuterium in the spectrum of delta Ori A. A chi-square analysis indicated that 0.96 atomic ratio of D to H, we measured the L-alpha absorption features in 57 spectra of delta Ori in the IUE archive. From our measurement of N(H I)= 1.56e20 cm^{-2}, we found that N(D I)/N(H I)= 7.4(+1.9,-1.3)e-6 (90% confidence). Our result for D/H contrasts with the more general finding along other lines of sight that D/H is approximately 1.5e-5. The underabundance of D toward delta Ori A is not accompanied by an overabundance of N or O relative to H, as one might expect if the gas were subjected to more stellar processing than usual.

Edward B. Jenkins; Todd M. Tripp; Przemyslaw R. Wozniak; Ulysses J. Sofia; G. Sonneborn

1999-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Partially sulfated lime-fly ash sorbents activated by water or steam for SO{sub 2} removal at a medium temperature  

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Laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate the reactivity of partially sulfated lime-fly ash sorbents activated by water or steam for SO{sub 2} removal. Sulfation tests were performed at 550{sup o}C using a fixed bed reactor under conditions simulating economizer zone injection flue gas desulfurization. Activation experiments were conducted with water or steam using a range of temperatures between 100 and 550{sup o}C. The results showed that the reactivity of the sorbents was closely related to the content of Ca(OH){sub 2} formed in the activation process, which varied with the water or steam temperature. The sulfur dioxide capture capacity of Ca(OH){sub 2} in the sorbent is higher than that of CaO at a medium temperature. Water or steam temperatures in the range of 100-200{sup o}C are favorable to the formation of Ca(OH){sub 2} from CaO. 15 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

Liming Shi; Xuchang Xu [Tsinghua University, Beijing (China). Department of Thermal Engineering

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inflammation and gene expression in the rat lung after instillation of silica nanoparticles: Effect of size, dispersion medium and particle surface charge  

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Abstract We investigated the effects of silica particles and nanoparticles (NPs) (50 nm and 200 nm) with a neutral and positively charged surface when dispersed in saline, bovine serum albumin (BSA) or lung lining fluid (LLF) 24 h post instillation into the lungs of rats. There was a significant increase in the recruitment of neutrophils in animals instilled with 50 nm plain and aminated \\{NPs\\} compared with 200 nm particles when dispersed in saline or BSA, but not when dispersed in LLF. There was no evidence of toxicity or an increase in the albumin content of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Immunostaining for the transcription factor Nrf2 in BAL cells indicated that there was a significant increase in nuclear colocalisation in animals treated with plain and aminated 50 nm \\{NPs\\} compared with plain and aminated 200 nm particles when dispersed in saline, but no difference was observed between 50 nm and 200 nm aminated particles when dispersed in BSA. There was no difference in nuclear colocalisation with any of the particle types dispersed in LLF. This study suggests that low dose intratracheal exposure to silica nanoparticles can produce an acute inflammatory response and that the dispersion medium may influence the magnitude of this response.

David M. Brown; Nilesh Kanase; Birgit Gaiser; Helinor Johnston; Vicki Stone

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building bridges to successful alliance formation: extending our understanding of performance related determinants focusing on small- and medium-sized businesses  

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The purpose of this study is to build on previous research (Royer et al., 2003) into the relationship between the self/partner reputation and alliance formation using 'Real-World' competitors. Theoretical studies and case studies have progressed the field substantially but have also been subject to a number of limitations. This study includes complex considerations including motivation for alliance, number of potential partners available, resource wealth of potential partners, and past history with potential partners. The focus of this study is on cooperative arrangements of small- and medium-sized firms (SMEs). In the dynamic environment, SMEs with their traditional resource limitations often have to bundle resources with others to survive. It was argued that the study of alliance formation was particularly relevant to smaller business entities. Representatives from 50 Australian engineering organisations were involved in the study. The findings suggest considerable implications for theoretical proposition