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  1. Sandia Energy - Sandia Modifies Delft3D Turbine Model

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  2. Modified GBIG Scenario as a Successful Alternative for Dark Energy

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    Nozari, Kourosh

    2009-01-01

    We construct a DGP-inspired braneworld model where induced gravity on the brane is modified in the spirit of $f(R)$ gravity and stringy effects are taken into account by incorporation of the Gauss-Bonnet term in the bulk action. We explore cosmological dynamics of this model and we show that this scenario is a successful alternative for dark energy proposal. Interestingly, it realizes the phantom-like behavior without introduction of any phantom field on the brane and the effective equation of state parameter crosses the cosmological constant line naturally in the same way as observational data suggest.

  3. Modified definition of group velocity and electromagnetic energy conservation equation

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    Changbiao Wang

    2015-05-11

    The classical definition of group velocity has two flaws: (a) the group velocity can be greater than the phase velocity and break Fermat's principle in a non-dispersive, lossless, non-conducting, anisotropic uniform medium; (b) the definition is not consistent with the principle of relativity for a plane wave in a moving isotropic uniform medium. To remove the flaws, a modified definition is proposed. A criterion is set up to identify the justification of group velocity definition. A "superluminal power flow" is constructed to show that the electromagnetic energy conservation equation cannot uniquely define the power flow if the principle of Fermat is not taken into account.

  4. Modified GBIG Scenario as an Alternative for Dark Energy

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    Kourosh Nozari; Narges Rashidi

    2009-09-02

    We construct a DGP-inspired braneworld model where induced gravity on the brane is modified in the spirit of $f(R)$ gravity and stringy effects are taken into account by incorporation of the Gauss-Bonnet term in the bulk action. We explore cosmological dynamics of this model and we show that this scenario is a successful alternative for dark energy proposal. Interestingly, it realizes the phantom-like behavior without introduction of any phantom field on the brane and the effective equation of state parameter crosses the cosmological constant line naturally in the same way as observational data suggest.

  5. Computing model independent perturbations in dark energy and modified gravity

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    Battye, Richard A. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Pearson, Jonathan A., E-mail: richard.battye@manchester.ac.uk, E-mail: jonathan.pearson@durham.ac.uk [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

    2014-03-01

    We present a methodology for computing model independent perturbations in dark energy and modified gravity. This is done from the Lagrangian for perturbations, by showing how field content, symmetries, and physical principles are often sufficient ingredients for closing the set of perturbed fluid equations. The fluid equations close once ''equations of state for perturbations'' are identified: these are linear combinations of fluid and metric perturbations which construct gauge invariant entropy and anisotropic stress perturbations for broad classes of theories. Our main results are the proof of the equation of state for perturbations presented in a previous paper, and the development of the required calculational tools.

  6. Nuclear symmetry energy in a modified quark meson coupling model

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    Mishra, R N; Panda, P K; Barik, N; Frederico, T

    2015-01-01

    We study nuclear symmetry energy and the thermodynamic instabilities of asymmetric nuclear matter in a self-consistent manner by using a modified quark-meson coupling model where the confining interaction for quarks inside a nucleon is represented by a phenomenologically averaged potential in an equally mixed scalar-vector harmonic form. The nucleon-nucleon interaction in nuclear matter is then realized by introducing additional quark couplings to $\\sigma$, $\\omega$, and $\\rho$ mesons through mean-field approximations. We find an analytic expression for the symmetry energy ${\\cal E}_{sym}$ as a function of its slope $L$. Our result establishes a linear correlation between $L$ and ${\\cal E}_{sym}$. We also analyze the constraint on neutron star radii in $(pn)$ matter with $\\beta$ equilibrium.

  7. Introduction to Modified Gravity and Gravitational Alternative for Dark Energy

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    S. Nojiri; S. D. Odintsov

    2006-03-31

    We review various modified gravities considered as gravitational alternative for dark energy. Specifically, we consider the versions of $f(R)$, $f(G)$ or $f(R,G)$ gravity, model with non-linear gravitational coupling or string-inspired model with Gauss-Bonnet-dilaton coupling in the late universe where they lead to cosmic speed-up. It is shown that some of such theories may pass the Solar System tests. On the same time, it is demonstrated that they have quite rich cosmological structure: they may naturally describe the effective (cosmological constant, quintessence or phantom) late-time era with a possible transition from decceleration to acceleration thanks to gravitational terms which increase with scalar curvature decrease. The possibility to explain the coincidence problem as the manifestation of the universe expansion in such models is mentioned. The late (phantom or quintessence) universe filled with dark fluid with inhomogeneous equation of state (where inhomogeneous terms are originated from the modified gravity) is also described.

  8. Structure formation in modified gravity models alternative to dark energy

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    Kazuya Koyama

    2006-01-10

    We study structure formation in phenomenological models in which the Friedmann equation receives a correction of the form $H^{\\alpha}/r_c^{2-\\alpha}$, which realize an accelerated expansion without dark energy. In order to address structure formation in these model, we construct simple covariant gravitational equations which give the modified Friedmann equation with $\\alpha=2/n$ where $n$ is an integer. For $n=2$, the underlying theory is known as a 5D braneworld model (the DGP model). Thus the models interpolate between the DGP model ($n=2, \\alpha=1$) and the LCDM model in general relativity ($n \\to \\infty, \\alpha \\to 0$). Using the covariant equations, cosmological perturbations are analyzed. It is shown that in order to satisfy the Bianchi identity at a perturbative level, we need to introduce a correction term $E_{\\mu \

  9. Structure formation in modified gravity models alternative to dark energy

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    Koyama, K

    2006-01-01

    We study structure formation in phenomenological models in which the Friedmann equation receives a correction of the form $H^{\\alpha}/r_c^{2-\\alpha}$, which realize an accelerated expansion without dark energy. In order to address structure formation in these model, we construct simple covariant gravitational equations which give the modified Friedmann equation with $\\alpha=2/n$ where $n$ is an integer. For $n=2$, the underlying theory is known as a 5D braneworld model (the DGP model). Thus the models interpolate between the DGP model ($n=2, \\alpha=1$) and the LCDM model in general relativity ($n \\to \\infty, \\alpha \\to 0$). Using the covariant equations, cosmological perturbations are analyzed. It is shown that in order to satisfy the Bianchi identity at a perturbative level, we need to introduce a correction term $E_{\\mu \

  10. Introduction to Modified Gravity and Gravitational Alternative for Dark Energy

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    Nojiri, S

    2006-01-01

    We review various modified gravities considered as gravitational alternative for dark energy. Specifically, we consider the versions of $f(R)$, $f(G)$ or $f(R,G)$ gravity, model with non-linear gravitational coupling or string-inspired model with Gauss-Bonnet-dilaton coupling in the late universe where they lead to cosmic speed-up. It is shown that some of such theories may pass the Solar System tests. On the same time, it is demonstrated that they have quite rich cosmological structure: they may naturally describe the effective (cosmological constant, quintessence or phantom) late-time era with a possible transition from decceleration to acceleration thanks to gravitational terms which increase with scalar curvature decrease. The possibility to explain the coincidence problem as the manifestation of the universe expansion in such models is mentioned. The late (phantom or quintessence) universe filled with dark fluid with inhomogeneous equation of state (where inhomogeneous terms are originated from the modif...

  11. Can We Improve Energy Efficiency of Secure Disk Systems without Modifying Security Mechanisms?

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    Qin, Xiao

    Can We Improve Energy Efficiency of Secure Disk Systems without Modifying Security Mechanisms--Improving energy efficiency of security-aware storage systems is challenging, because security and energy security and energy efficiency is to profile encryption algorithms to decide if storage systems would

  12. Modified Hubble law, the time-varying Hubble parameter and the problem of dark energy

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    Jian-Miin Liu

    2005-11-14

    In the framework of the solvable model of cosmology constructed in the Earth-related coordinate system, we derive the modified Hubble law. This law carries the slowly time-varying Hubble parameter. The modified Hubble law eliminates the need for dark energy.

  13. Energy Conditions in $f(G)$ Modified Gravity with Non-minimal Coupling to Matter

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    A. Banijamali; B. Fazlpour; M. R. Setare

    2011-11-15

    In this paper we study a model of modified gravity with non-minimal coupling between a general function of the Gauss-Bonnet invariant, $f(G)$, and matter Lagrangian from the point of view of the energy conditions. Such model has been introduced in Ref. [21] for description of early inflation and late-time cosmic acceleration. We present the suitable energy conditions for the above mentioned model and then, we use the estimated values of the Hubble, deceleration and jerk parameters to apply the obtained energy conditions to the specific class of modified Gauss-Bonnet models.

  14. Optimizing future imaging survey of galaxies to confront dark energy and modified gravity models

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    Kazuhiro Yamamoto; David Parkinson; Takashi Hamana; Robert C. Nichol; Yasushi Suto

    2007-07-22

    We consider the extent to which future imaging surveys of galaxies can distinguish between dark energy and modified gravity models for the origin of the cosmic acceleration. Dynamical dark energy models may have similar expansion rates as models of modified gravity, yet predict different growth of structure histories. We parameterize the cosmic expansion by the two parameters, $w_0$ and $w_a$, and the linear growth rate of density fluctuations by Linder's $\\gamma$, independently. Dark energy models generically predict $\\gamma \\approx 0.55$, while the DGP model $\\gamma \\approx 0.68$. To determine if future imaging surveys can constrain $\\gamma$ within 20 percent (or $\\Delta\\gammafuture CMB observations.

  15. Modified Gauss-Bonnet theory as gravitational alternative for dark energy

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    Shin'ichi Nojiri; Sergei D. Odintsov

    2005-10-06

    We suggest the modified gravity where some arbitrary function of Gauss-Bonnet (GB) term is added to Einstein action as gravitational dark energy. It is shown that such theory may pass solar system tests. It is demonstrated that modified GB gravity may describe the most interesting features of late-time cosmology: the transition from deceleration to acceleration, crossing the phantom divide, current acceleration with effective (cosmological constant, quintessence or phantom) equation of state of the universe.

  16. 47TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SYSTEMS, MARCH 2013 1 A Modified Bethe Free Energy Approximation for

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    Regalia, Phillip A.

    to a modified Bethe free energy function. Applications to distributed coding in sensor networks are also of the side information diminishes. Index Terms--belief propagation, Bethe free energy, codeword quantization connection with a modified Bethe free energy approximation. We likewise illustrate its performance

  17. Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) | Department of Energy

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  18. Note on the Zero-Energy-Limit Solution for the Modified Gross-Pitaevskii Equation

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    A. Kwang-Hua Chu

    2006-12-06

    The modified Gross-Pitaevskii equation was derived and solved to obtain the 1D solution in the zero-energy limit. This stationary solution could account for the dominated contributions due to the kinetic effect as well as the chemical potential in inhomogeneous Bose gases.

  19. Copper nanocrystal modified activated carbon for supercapacitors with enhanced volumetric energy and power density

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    Cao, Guozhong

    Copper nanocrystal modified activated carbon for supercapacitors with enhanced volumetric energy of Cu can greatly increase the volumetric capacitance and power density of AC. online 4 March 2013 Keywords: Supercapacitor Copper Volumetric capacitance Activated carbon a b s t r a c

  20. Dissipation of Modified Entropic Gravitational Energy Through Gravitational Waves

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    Clovis Jacinto de Matos

    2011-11-04

    The phenomenological nature of a new gravitational type interaction between two different bodies derived from Verlinde's entropic approach to gravitation in combination with Sorkin's definition of Universe's quantum information content, is investigated. Assuming that the energy stored in this entropic gravitational field is dissipated under the form of gravitational waves and that the Heisenberg principle holds for this system, one calculates a possible value for an absolute minimum time scale in nature $\\tau=15/16 \\frac{\\Lambda^{1/2}\\hbar G}{c^4}\\sim9.27\\times10^{-105}$ seconds, which is much smaller than the Planck time $t_{P}=(\\hbar G/c^5)^{1/2}\\sim 5.38\\times10^{-44}$ seconds. This appears together with an absolute possible maximum value for Newtonian gravitational forces generated by matter $F_g=32/30\\frac{c^7}{\\Lambda \\hbar G^2}\\sim 3.84\\times 10^{165}$ Newtons, which is much higher than the gravitational field between two Planck masses separated by the Planck length $F_{gP}=c^4/G\\sim1.21\\times10^{44}$ Newtons.

  1. Thermodynamical description of modified generalized Chaplygin gas model of dark energy

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    H. Ebadi; H. Moradpour

    2015-04-15

    We consider a universe filled by a modified generalized Chaplygin gas together with a pressureless dark matter component. We get a thermodynamical interpretation for the modified generalized Chaplygin gas confined to the apparent horizon of FRW universe, whiles dark sectors do not interact with each other. Thereinafter, by taking into account a mutual interaction between the dark sectors of the cosmos, we find a thermodynamical interpretation for interacting modified generalized Chaplygin gas. Additionally, probable relation between the thermal fluctuations of the system and the assumed mutual interaction is investigated. Finally, we show that if one wants to solve the coincidence problem by using this mutual interaction, then the coupling constants of the interaction will be constrained. The corresponding constraint is also addressed. Moreover, the thermodynamic interpretation of using either a generalized Chaplygin gas or a Chaplygin gas to describe dark energy is also addressed throughout the paper.

  2. Improving biofuel feedstocks by modifying xylan biosynthesis (2013 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy and Environment 8th Annual User Meeting)

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    Lau, Jane [JBEI

    2013-03-01

    Jane Lau of the Joint BioEnergy Institute on "Improving biofuel feedstocks by modifying xylan biosynthesis" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 28, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

  3. A generalized force-modified potential energy surface (G-FMPES) for mechanochemical simulations

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    Subramanian, Gopinath; Mathew, Nithin; Leiding, Jeffery A.

    2015-10-05

    We describe the modifications that a spatially varying external load produces on a Born-Oppenheimer potential energy surface (PES) by calculating static quantities of interest. The effects of the external loads are exemplified using electronic structure calculations (at the HF/6-31G** level) of two different molecules: ethane and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-s-triazine (RDX). The calculated transition states and The Hessian matrices of stationary points show that spatially varying external loads shift the stationary points and modify the curvature of the PES, thereby affecting the harmonic transition rates by altering both the energy barrier as well as the prefactor. The harmonic spectra of both molecules aremore »blue-shifted with increasing compressive “pressure.” Some stationary points on the RDX-PES disappear under application of the external load, indicating the merging of an energy minimum with a saddle point.« less

  4. Solvation Free Energy of Biomacromolecules: Parameters for a Modified Generalized Born Model Consistent with the AMBER Force Field

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    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    Solvation Free Energy of Biomacromolecules: Parameters for a Modified Generalized Born Model provides rapid estimates of the electrostatic free energies of solvation for diverse molecules of parameters compatible with the AMBER force field is described. The method is used to estimate free energies

  5. Surface modified CFx cathode material for ultrafast discharge and high energy density

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    Dai, Yang [Shanghai Inst. of Space Power Sources, Shanghai (China); Zhu, Yimei [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Cai, Sendan [Shanghai Inst. of Space Power Sources, Shanghai (China); Wu, Lijun [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Yang, Weijing [Shanghai Inst. of Space Power Sources, Shanghai (China); Xie, Jingying [Shanghai Inst. of Space Power Sources, Shanghai (China); Shanghai Engineering Center for Power and Energy Storage Systems, Shanghai (China); Wen, Wen [BL14B1 Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai (China); Zheng, Jin-Cheng [Xiamen Univ., Xiamen (China); Zheng, Yi [Shanghai Inst. of Space Power Sources, Shanghai (China)

    2014-01-01

    Li/CFx primary possesses the highest energy density of 2180 W h kg?¹ among all primary lithium batteries. However, a key limitation for the utility of this type of battery is in its poor rate capability because the cathode material, CFx, is an intrinsically poor electronic conductor. Here, we report on our development of a controlled process of surface de-fluorination under mild hydrothermal conditions to modify the highly fluorinated CFx. The modified CFx, consisting of an in situ generated shell component of F-graphene layers, possesses good electronic conductivity and removes the transporting barrier for lithium ions, yielding a high-capacity performance and an excellent rate-capability. Indeed, a capacity of 500 mA h g?¹ and a maximum power density of 44 800 W kg?¹ can be realized at the ultrafast rate of 30 C (24 A g?¹), which is over one order of magnitude higher than that of the state-of-the-art primary lithium-ion batteries.

  6. Surface modified CFx cathode material for ultrafast discharge and high energy density

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    Dai, Yang; Zhu, Yimei; Cai, Sendan; Wu, Lijun; Yang, Weijing; Xie, Jingying; Wen, Wen; Zheng, Jin-Cheng; Zheng, Yi

    2014-11-10

    Li/CFx primary possesses the highest energy density of 2180 W h kg?¹ among all primary lithium batteries. However, a key limitation for the utility of this type of battery is in its poor rate capability because the cathode material, CFx, is an intrinsically poor electronic conductor. Here, we report on our development of a controlled process of surface de-fluorination under mild hydrothermal conditions to modify the highly fluorinated CFx. The modified CFx, consisting of an in situ generated shell component of F-graphene layers, possesses good electronic conductivity and removes the transporting barrier for lithium ions, yielding a high-capacity performance andmore »an excellent rate-capability. Indeed, a capacity of 500 mA h g?¹ and a maximum power density of 44 800 W kg?¹ can be realized at the ultrafast rate of 30 C (24 A g?¹), which is over one order of magnitude higher than that of the state-of-the-art primary lithium-ion batteries.« less

  7. Ultrahigh-energy cosmic-ray bounds on nonbirefringent modified Maxwell theory

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    Klinkhamer, F. R.; Risse, M.

    2008-01-01

    A particularly simple Lorentz-violating modification of the Maxwell theory of photons maintains gauge invariance, CPT, and renormalization. This modified Maxwell theory, coupled to standard Dirac particles, involves 19 dimensionless 'deformation parameters'. Ten of these parameters lead to birefringence and are already tightly constrained by astrophysics. New bounds on the remaining nine nonbirefringent parameters can be obtained from the absence of vacuum Cherenkov radiation for ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs). Using selected UHECR events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory and assigning pseudorandom directions (i.e., assuming large-scale isotropy), Cherenkov bounds are found at the 10{sup -18} level, which improve considerably upon current laboratory bounds. Future UHECR observations may reduce these Cherenkov bounds to the 10{sup -23} level.

  8. Late time cosmic acceleration: ABCD of dark energy and modified theories of gravity

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    M. Sami; R. Myrzakulov

    2015-08-04

    We briefly review the problems and prospects of the standard lore of dark energy and notice that the cosmological constant problems are often over emphasized. In order to keep the discussion pedagogical aimed at a wider audience, we have avoided technical complications in several places and resorted to heuristic arguments based on physical perceptions. We presented underlying ideas of modified theories based upon chameleon mechanism and Vainshtein screening. We have given a lucid illustration of recently investigated ghost free non linear massive gravity. Again we have sacrificed rigor and confined to the basic ideas that led to the formulation of $dRGT$. The review ends with a brief discussion on the difficulties of the theory applied to cosmology with an optimism that a consistent solution of the problem is round the corner.

  9. Model-independent constraints on dark energy and modified gravity with the SKA

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    Zhao, Gong-Bo; Maartens, Roy; Santos, Mario; Raccanelli, Alvise

    2015-01-01

    Employing a nonparametric approach of the principal component analysis (PCA), we forecast the future constraint on the equation of state $w(z)$ of dark energy, and on the effective Newton constant $\\mu(k,z)$, which parameterise the effect of modified gravity, using the planned SKA HI galaxy survey. Combining with the simulated data of Planck and Dark Energy Survey (DES), we find that SKA Phase 1 (SKA1) and SKA Phase 2 (SKA2) can well constrain $3$ and $5$ eigenmodes of $w(z)$ respectively. The errors of the best measured modes can be reduced to 0.04 and 0.023 for SKA1 and SKA2 respectively, making it possible to probe dark energy dynamics. On the other hand, SKA1 and SKA2 can constrain $7$ and $20$ eigenmodes of $\\mu(k,z)$ respectively within 10\\% sensitivity level. Furthermore, 2 and 7 modes can be constrained within sub percent level using SKA1 and SKA2 respectively. This is a significant improvement compared to the combined datasets without SKA.

  10. Modified Friedmann model in Randers-Finsler space of approximate Berwald type as a possible alternative to dark energy hypothesis

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    Chang, Zhe

    2009-01-01

    Gravitational field equations in Randers-Finsler space of approximate Berwald type are investigated. A modified Friedmann model is proposed. It is showed that the accelerated expanding universe is guaranteed by a constrained Randers-Finsler structure without invoking dark energy. The geodesic in Randers-Finsler space is studied. The additional term in the geodesic equation acts as repulsive force against the gravity.

  11. Modified Friedmann model in Randers-Finsler space of approximate Berwald type as a possible alternative to dark energy hypothesis

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    Zhe Chang; Xin Li

    2009-01-08

    Gravitational field equations in Randers-Finsler space of approximate Berwald type are investigated. A modified Friedmann model is proposed. It is showed that the accelerated expanding universe is guaranteed by a constrained Randers-Finsler structure without invoking dark energy. The geodesic in Randers-Finsler space is studied. The additional term in the geodesic equation acts as repulsive force against the gravity.

  12. Is Modified Gravity Required by Observations? An Empirical Consistency Test of Dark Energy Models

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    Sheng Wang; Lam Hui; Morgan May; Zoltan Haiman

    2007-10-16

    We apply the technique of parameter-splitting to existing cosmological data sets, to check for a generic failure of dark energy models. Given a dark energy parameter, such as the energy density Omega_Lambda or equation of state w, we split it into two meta-parameters with one controlling geometrical distances, and the other controlling the growth of structure. Observational data spanning Type Ia Supernovae, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), galaxy clustering, and weak gravitational lensing statistics are fit without requiring the two meta-parameters to be equal. This technique checks for inconsistency between different data sets, as well as for internal inconsistency within any one data set (e.g., CMB or lensing statistics) that is sensitive to both geometry and growth. We find that the cosmological constant model is consistent with current data. Theories of modified gravity generally predict a relation between growth and geometry that is different from that of general relativity. Parameter-splitting can be viewed as a crude way to parametrize the space of such theories. Our analysis of current data already appears to put sharp limits on these theories: assuming a flat universe, current data constrain the difference Omega_Lambda(geom) - Omega_Lambda(grow) to be -0.0044 +/- 0.0058 (68% C.L.); allowing the equation of state w to vary, the difference w(geom) - w(grow) is constrained to be 0.37 +/- 0.37 (68% C.L.). Interestingly, the region w(grow) > w(geom), which should be generically favored by theories that slow structure formation relative to general relativity, is quite restricted by data already. We find w(grow) < -0.80 at 2 sigma. As an example, the best-fit flat Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati (DGP) model approximated by our parametrization lies beyond the 3 sigma contour for constraints from all the data sets.

  13. A bound system in the expanding universe with modified holographic Ricci dark energy and dark matter

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    En-Kun Li; Yu Zhang; Jin-Ling Geng; Peng-Fei Duan

    2015-02-12

    The evolution of a bound system in the expanding background has been investigated in this paper. The background is described by a FRW universe with the modified holographic dark energy model, whose equation of state parameter changes with time and can cross the phantom boundary. To study the evolution of the bound system, an interpolating metric is considered, and on this basis the geodesics of a test particle are given. The equation of motion and the effective potential are also derived from the geodesics. By studying the the effective potential and the evolution of the radius of a test particle in the bound system of the Milky Way galaxy, we have found that the galaxy would go through three stages: expands from a singular point; stays in a discoid for a period of time; big rip in the future. With the help of analysing the critical angular momentum, we find that the test particle needs less angular momentum to escape from the center mass as time passes.

  14. Experimental investigation of energy dissipation behavior of the modified friction device

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    Zahner, Robert Marne

    2011-01-01

    As building materials become stronger, dynamic design and structural control are effective means of improving serviceability in the future's ever lighter structures. The recently proposed modified friction device (MFD) ...

  15. Modified holographic Ricci dark energy coupled to interacting relativistic and non-relativistic dark matter in the nonflat universe

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    En-Kun Li; Yu Zhang; Jin-Ling Geng

    2014-12-16

    The modified holographic Ricci dark energy coupled to interacting relativistic and non-relativistic dark matter is considered in the nonflat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe. Through examining the deceleration parameter, one can find that the transition time of the Universe from decelerating to accelerating phase in the interacting holographic Ricci dark energy model is close to that in the $\\Lambda$ cold dark matter model. The evolution of modified holographic Ricci dark energy's state parameter and the evolution of dark matter and dark energy's densities shows that the dark energy holds the dominant position from the near past to the future. By studying the statefinder diagnostic and the evolution of the total pressure, one can find that this model could explain the Universe's transition from the radiation to accelerating expansion stage through the dust stage. According to the $Om$ diagnostic, it is easy to find that when the interaction is weak and the proportion of relativistic dark matter in total dark matter is small, this model is phantom-like. Through our studying, we find the interaction and the relativistic dark matter's proportion all have great influence on the evolution of the Universe.

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  18. Separating Dark Physics from Physical Darkness: Minimalist Modified Gravity vs. Dark Energy

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    Huterer, Dragan

    2009-01-01

    LBNL- 61880 Separating Dark Physics from Physical Darkness:2 Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Astronomy andOffice of High Energy Physics, of the U.S. Department of

  19. Cosmological back-reaction in modified gravity and its implications for dark energy

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    Anthony W. H. Preston; Tim R. Morris

    2014-08-11

    We study the effective stress-energy tensor induced by cosmological inhomogeneity in $f(R)=R+cR^2$ and equivalent scalar-tensor theories, motivated both by models of early universe inflation and by phenomenological alternative cosmologies to the standard $\\Lambda$-CDM. We use Green and Wald's framework for averaging over classical fluctuations of short-wavelength $\\lambda$. By ensuring that the leading non-linear terms from the fluctuations of the Einstein terms and the corrections both contribute in the formal limit as $\\lambda\\to0$, we derive a diffeomorphism invariant effective stress-energy tensor whose trace is non-vanishing and of the right sign to potentially account for the current acceleration of the universe. However a more phenomenologically acceptable dark energy model would be required if this effect were to fully account for the current acceleration.

  20. It Pays to Modify Existing Crude Preheat Trains to Conserve More Energy

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    Feintuch, H. M.; Peer, V.; Wong, W. H.

    1982-01-01

    With the cost of fuel now being so high, maximum recovery of available waste heat to preheat crude oil is an essential step in reducing the fuel consumption in a refinery. Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation has developed a special computer program...

  1. Holographic dark energy models with statefinder diagnostic in modified $f(R,T)$ gravity

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    C. P. Singh; Pankaj Kumar

    2015-10-14

    We study non-viscous and viscous holographic dark energy models for a homogeneous and isotropic flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe in $f(R,T)$ gravity. We find that the Hubble horizon as an IR cut-off is suitable for both the models to explain the recent accelerated expansion of the Universe. The cosmological parameters like deceleration parameter and statefinder parameters are discussed in each model. In non-viscous model a constant deceleration parameter is found which shows that there is no phase transition. The constraints on the parameters are obtained to analyse the fixed point values of statefinder parameters of SCDM and $\\Lambda$CDM models. We know that the phase transition is required to explain the accelerated expansion of the Universe and this is possible if both the parameters would be time-dependent. Therefore, we extend our analysis to viscous holographic dark energy model to investigate whether this viscous model with the same IR cut-off could be helpful to find the phase transition. We find that this model gives a time-dependent deceleration parameter which achieves a smooth phase transition of the Universe. We also find the time-varying statefinder pair which matches with $\\Lambda$CDM model. We plot the trajectories in $r-s$ and $r-q$ plans to discriminate our model with the existing dark energy models and obtain the quintessence like behaviour for the suitable values of parameters.

  2. Wormholes in viable $f(R)$ modified theories of gravity and Weak Energy Condition

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    Petar Pavlovi?; Marko Sossich

    2015-02-19

    In this work wormholes in viable $f(R)$ gravity models are analysed. We are interested in exact solutions for stress-energy tensor components depending on different shape and redshift functions. Several solutions of gravitational equations for different $f(R)$ models are examined. Found solutions imply no need for exotic material, while this need is implied in the standard general theory of relativity. Simple expression for WEC violation near the throat is derived and analysed. High curvature regime is also discussed, as well as the question of the highest possible values of Ricci scalar for which WEC is not violated near the throat, and corresponding functions are calculated for the several models. The approach here differs from the one that has been common since no additional assumptions to simplify the equations are made, and functions in $f(R)$ models are not taken to be arbitrary functions, but rather a feature of the theory that has to be evaluated on the basis of consistency with observations for the Solar System and cosmological evolution.

  3. Analytic spectrum of relic gravitational waves modified by neutrino free streaming and dark energy

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    H. X. Miao; Y. Zhang

    2007-03-23

    We include the effect of neutrino free streaming into the spectrum of relic gravitational waves (RGWs) in the currently accelerating universe. For the realistic case of a varying fractional neutrino energy density and a non-vanishing derivative of mode function at the neutrino decoupling, the integro-differential equation of RGWs is solved by a perturbation method for the period from the neutrino decoupling to the matter-dominant stage. Incorporating it to the analytic solution of the whole history of expansion of the universe, the analytic solution of GRWs is obtained, evolving from the inflation up to the current acceleration. The resulting spectrum of GRWs covers the whole range of frequency $(10^{-19}\\sim 10^{10})$Hz, and improves the previous results. It is found that the neutrino free-streaming causes a reduction of the spectral amplitude by $\\sim 20%$ in the range $(10^{-16}\\sim 10^{-10})$ Hz, and leaves the other portion of the spectrum almost unchanged. This agrees with the earlier numerical calculations. Examination is made on the difference between the accelerating and non-accelerating models, and our analysis shows that the ratio of the spectral amplitude in accelerating $\\Lambda$CDM model over that in CDM model is $\\sim 0.7$, and within the various accelerating models of $\\Omega_{\\Lambda}> \\Omega_m $ the spectral amplitude is proportional to $ \\Omega_m/\\Omega_{\\Lambda}$ for the whole range of frequency. Comparison with LIGO S5 Runs Sensitivity shows that RGWs are not yet detectable by the present LIGO, and in the future LISA may be able to detect RGWs in some inflationary models.

  4. Novel Modified Optical Fibers for High Temperature In-Situ Miniaturized Gas Sensors in Advanced Fossil Energy Systems

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    Pickrell, Gary; Scott, Brian

    2014-06-30

    This report covers the technical progress on the program “Novel Modified Optical Fibers for High Temperature In-Situ Miniaturized Gas Sensors in Advanced Fossil Energy Systems”, funded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, and performed by the Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering Departments at Virginia Tech, and summarizes technical progress from July 1st, 2005 –June 30th, 2014. The objective of this program was to develop novel fiber materials for high temperature gas sensors based on evanescent wave absorption in optical fibers. This project focused on two primary areas: the study of a sapphire photonic crystal fiber (SPCF) for operation at high temperature and long wavelengths, and a porous glass based fiber optic sensor for gas detection. The sapphire component of the project focused on the development of a sapphire photonic crystal fiber, modeling of the new structures, fabrication of the optimal structure, development of a long wavelength interrogation system, testing of the optical properties, and gas and temperature testing of the final sensor. The fabrication of the 6 rod SPCF gap bundle (diameter of 70?m) with a hollow core was successfully constructed with lead-in and lead-out 50?m diameter fiber along with transmission and gas detection testing. Testing of the sapphire photonic crystal fiber sensor capabilities with the developed long wavelength optical system showed the ability to detect CO2 at or below 1000ppm at temperatures up to 1000°C. Work on the porous glass sensor focused on the development of a porous clad solid core optical fiber, a hollow core waveguide, gas detection capabilities at room and high temperature, simultaneous gas species detection, suitable joining technologies for the lead-in and lead-out fibers and the porous sensor, sensor system sensitivity improvement, signal processing improvement, relationship between pore structure and fiber geometry to optical properties, and the development of a sensor packaging prototype for laboratory testing. Analysis and experiments determined that a bonding technique using a CO2 laser is the most suitable joining technique. Pore morphology alteration showed that transmission improved with increasing annealing temperature (producing smaller pores), while the sensor response time increased and the mechanical strength decreased with increasing annealing temperature. Software was developed for data acquisition and signal processing to collect and interpret spectral gas absorption data. Gas detection on porous glass sensors was completed and the detection limit was evaluated using acetylene and was found to be around 1- 200ppm. A complete materials package for porous glass sensors was manufactured for testing.

  5. Surface modified CFx cathode material for ultrafast discharge...

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  7. Relativistic MOND from Modified Energetics

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    Durmus Ali Demir; Canan Nurhan Karahan

    2014-08-22

    We begin to investigate the question of what modifications in energy-momentum tensor can yield correct MOND regime. As a starting study, we refrain from insisting on an action principle and focus exclusively on the equations of motion. The present work, despite the absence of an explicit action functional, can be regarded to extend Milgrom's modified inertia approach to relativistic domain. Our results show that a proper MOND limit arises if energy-momentum tensor is modified to involve determinant of the metric tensor in reference to the flat metric, where the latter is dynamically generated as in gravitational Higgs mechanism. This modified energy-momentum tensor is conserved in both Newtonian and MONDian regimes.

  8. Relativistic MOND from Modified Energetics

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    Demir, Durmus Ali

    2014-01-01

    We begin to investigate the question of what modifications in energy-momentum tensor can yield correct MOND regime. As a starting study, we refrain from insisting on an action principle and focus exclusively on the equations of motion. The present work, despite the absence of an explicit action functional, can be regarded to extend Milgrom's modified inertia approach to relativistic domain. Our results show that a proper MOND limit arises if energy-momentum tensor is modified to involve determinant of the metric tensor in reference to the flat metric, where the latter is dynamically generated as in gravitational Higgs mechanism. This modified energy-momentum tensor is conserved in both Newtonian and MONDian regimes.

  9. Evaluation of the energy states of hydrogen atom using Schroedinger equation with a Coulomb potential modified by the interaction between the magnetic moments of the proton and electron

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    Voicu Dolocan

    2015-10-18

    By using a Coulomb potential modified by the interaction between the magnetic moments of the electron and proton, we have calculated the energy levels of a hydrogen atom. We have obtained fine structure, hyperfine structure and the Lamb shift. All these are obtained from a simple formula which is a direct solution of the Schroedinger equation. The obtained results are in a good agreement with experimental data. For example, the hyperfine splitting between the energy levels of the states 1S1/2,1 and 1S1/2,0 is of the order of 5.6x10^(-6) eV, which is the source of the famous "21 cm line" which is strongly useful to radio astronomers for tracking hydrogen in the interstellar medium of galaxies. The energy of the states nP1/2 is lower than those of the states nS1/2 (Lamb shift), because in the first case the interaction between the magnetic moments of the proton and electron spins is diminished by the spin-orbit coupling.

  10. Self-accelerated universe induced by repulsive effects as an alternative to dark energy and modified gravities

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    Orlando Luongo; Hernando Quevedo

    2015-07-23

    The existence of current-time universe's acceleration is usually modeled by means of two main strategies. The first makes use of a dark energy barotropic fluid entering \\emph{by hand} the energy-momentum tensor of Einstein's theory. The second lies on extending the Hilbert-Einstein action giving rise to the class of extended theories of gravity. In this work, we propose a third approach, derived as an intrinsic geometrical effect of space-time, which provides repulsive regions under certain circumstances. We demonstrate that the effects of repulsive gravity naturally emerge in the field of a homogeneous and isotropic universe. To this end, we use an invariant definition of repulsive gravity based upon the behavior of the curvature eigenvalues. Moreover, we show that repulsive gravity counterbalances the standard gravitational attraction influencing both late and early times of the universe evolution. This phenomenon leads to the present speed up and to the fast expansion due to the inflationary epoch. In so doing, we are able to unify both dark energy and inflation in a single scheme, showing that the universe changes its dynamics when ${\\ddot H\\over H}=-2\\dot H$, at the repulsion onset time where this condition is satisfied. Further, we argue that the spatial scalar curvature can be taken as vanishing because it does not affect at all the emergence of repulsive gravity. We check the goodness of our approach through two cosmological fits involving the most recent union 2.1 supernova compilation.

  11. f(T) modified teleparallel gravity models as an alternative for holographic and new agegraphic dark energy models

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    K. Karami; A. Abdolmaleki

    2011-08-18

    In the present work, we reconstruct different f(T)-gravity models corresponding to the original and entropy-corrected version of the holographic and new agegraphic dark energy models. We also obtain the equation of state parameters of the corresponding f(T)-gravity models. We conclude that the holographic and new agegraphic f(T)-gravity models behave like phantom or quintessence model. Whereas in the entropy-corrected models, the equation of state parameter can justify the transition from the quintessence state to the phantom regime as indicated by the recent observations.

  12. Self-accelerated universe induced by repulsive effects as an alternative to dark energy and modified gravities

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    Luongo, Orlando

    2015-01-01

    The existence of current-time universe's acceleration is usually modeled by means of two main strategies. The first makes use of a dark energy barotropic fluid entering \\emph{by hand} the energy-momentum tensor of Einstein's theory. The second lies on extending the Hilbert-Einstein action giving rise to the class of extended theories of gravity. In this work, we propose a third approach, derived as an intrinsic geometrical effect of space-time, which provides repulsive regions under certain circumstances. We demonstrate that the effects of repulsive gravity naturally emerge in the field of a homogeneous and isotropic universe. To this end, we use an invariant definition of repulsive gravity based upon the behavior of the curvature eigenvalues. Moreover, we show that repulsive gravity counterbalances the standard gravitational attraction influencing both late and early times of the universe evolution. This phenomenon leads to the present speed up and to the fast expansion due to the inflationary epoch. In so d...

  13. Test particle motion in modified gravity theories

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    Mahmood Roshan

    2013-02-05

    We derive the equations of motion of an electrically neutral test particle for modified gravity theories in which the covariant divergence of the ordinary matter energy-momentum tensor dose not vanish (i.e. $\

  14. SUMMARY OF 2009 RHEOLOGY MODIFIER PROGRAM

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    Hansen, E.

    2009-12-08

    The overall objective of the EM-31 Rheological Modifiers and Wetting Agents program is to utilize commercially available rheology modifiers to increase the solids fraction of radioactive sludge based waste streams, resulting in an increase in throughput and decreasing the overall processing time. The program first investigates the impact of rheology modifiers on slurry simulants and then utilizes the most effective rheology modifiers on radioactive slurries. The work presented in this document covers the initial investigation of rheology modifier testing with simulants. This task is supported by both the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The SRNL EM-31 task, for this year, was to investigate the use of rheology modifiers on simulant Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) melter feeds. The task is to determine, based on the impact of the rheology modifier, if there are rheology modifiers that could reduce the water content of the slurry going to the DWPF melter, hence increasing the melt rate by decreasing the water loading. The rheology modifier in essence would allow a higher solids content slurry to have the same type of rheology or pumpability of a lower solids slurry. The modifiers selected in this report were determined based on previous modifiers used in high level waste melter feed simulants, on-going testing performed by counterparts at PNNL, and experiences gain through use of modifiers in other Department of Energy (DOE) processes such as grout processing. There were 12 rheology modifiers selected for testing, covering both organic and inorganic types and they were tested at four different concentrations for a given melter feed. Five different DWPF melter feeds were available and there was adequate material in one of the melter feeds to increase the solids concentration, resulting in a total of six simulants for testing. The mass of melter feed available in each simulant was not adequate for testing each rheology modifier, hence based on the changes in rheology for a given rheology modifier, rheology modifiers were either dropped or added between simulants. Three rheology modifiers were used on all simulants. The results from this testing indicate that citric acid or polycarboxylate based rheology modifiers are the most effective in reducing the yield stress, by as much as 70% at the higher rheology modifier additions and were effective on most of the tested simulants. These rheology modifiers are organic, hence the can also be used as reductants in melter operations. The most effective non-organic rheology modifiers, sodium metasilicate reduced the yield stress by 10%. It is recommended that both citric acid and commercially available polycarboxylate rheology modifiers be further investigated. Different molecular weight polycarboxylates and different types of polycarboxylates used in other industries must be considered. These polycarboxylates are extensively utilized in the cement, ceramic, and water treatment processes, hence readily available. Future work on DWPF melter feeds involving rheology modifiers should include, assuming the present method of processing sludge through DPWF does not change, is: (1) Investigate the use of polycarboxylate in various processes and procure polycarboxylates for testing. Limit rheology modifier selection and future testing between four and eight different types. (2) Test rheology modifiers on at least two different chemical types or bounding DWPF SME product simulants. Test to include the impact of boiling and the effectiveness in reducing water content via rheology versus weight percent curves. (3) Based on selected modifiers, perform testing on actual radioactive melter feed based on results from simulant testing.

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    530 revision:1995­09­04 modified:1995­09­04 A model in which every Boolean algebra has many:1995­09­04 modified:1995­09­04 1 Definitions and facts In this section we give some basic definitions­ algebras using the following well­known fact. 2 #12; 530 revision:1995­09­04 modified:1995­09­04 Fact 1

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    609 revision:1995­11­20 modified:1995­12­01 A ZFC Dowker space in # #+1 : an application of pcf; 609 revision:1995­11­20 modified:1995­12­01 Exactly two Dowker spaces were constructed in ZFC so far # in this interval is the true cofinality of a 2 #12; 609 revision:1995­11­20 modified:1995­12­01 reduced product # B

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    595 revision:1995­08­29 modified:1995­08­29 Embedding Cohen algebras using pcf theory Saharon and Department of Mathematics Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 08854, USA done: July 1995 printed: October 6 and Humanities. Publication 595. 1 #12; 595 revision:1995­08­29 modified:1995­08­29 Sh:595 October 6, 2003 2 3

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    495 revision:1995­02­27 modified:1995­02­27 ``On the Strong Equality between Supercompactness and Department of Mathematics Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey 08904 February 19, 1995 Abstract: We:1995­02­27 modified:1995­02­27 §0 Introduction and Preliminaries It is a well known fact

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    496 revision:1995­12­25 modified:1995­12­26 ``Menas' Result is Best Possible'' by Arthur W. Apter Brunswick, New Jersey 08904 December 11, 1995 Abstract: Generalizing some earlier techniques due supporting this research. 1 #12; 496 revision:1995­12­25 modified:1995­12­26 §0 Introduction

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    571 revision:1995­04­18 modified:1995­04­22 A consistency result on weak reflection James Cummings The research for this paper was done in the period July 1994 -- January 1995. 1 #12; 571 revision:1995­04­18 modified:1995­04­22 have an unbounded set of cofinalities at which strong non­reflection holds

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    291 revision:1995­09­04 modified:1995­09­04 A Variety with Solvable, but not Uniformly Solvable #12; 291 revision:1995­09­04 modified:1995­09­04 Abstract In the literature two notions decidable, word problem. Other related examples are given as well. #12; 291 revision:1995

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    (456) revision:1995­09­23 modified:1995­09­23 UNIVERSAL IN (­Israel Binational Science Foundation; Pub. No.456 Typeset by A M S­T E X 1 #12; (456) revision:1995­09­23 modified:1995­09­23 2 SAHARON SHELAH We deal with the existence of reduced separable (abelian) groups

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    E43 revision:2004­03­30 modified:2004­03­30 # # # # Revised GCH Saharon Shelah March 28, 2004 shelah@math.huji.ac.il The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rutgers University 1 #12; E43 revision:2004­03­30 modified:2004­03­30 # # # # Dedicated to Azriel Levy Papers are available from Mathematics arXive http

  4. Guidance Regarding Refinancing, Restructuring, or Modifying Loan Agreements Entered into by an Energy Services Company Under a Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12,Executive CompensationEnergyGetDepartment1SustainedEECBGRegarding

  5. Modified Boltzmann Transport Equation and Freeze Out

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    Csernai, L P; Molnár, E; Nyiri, A; Tamosiunas, K

    2005-01-01

    We study Freeze Out process in high energy heavy ion reaction. The description of the process is based on the Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE). We point out the basic limitations of the BTE approach and introduce Modified BTE. The Freeze Out dynamics is presented in the 4-dimensional space-time in a layer of finite thickness, and we employ Modified BTE for the realistic Freeze Out description.

  6. Modified Boltzmann Transport Equation and Freeze Out

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    L. P. Csernai; V. K. Magas; E. Molnar; A. Nyiri; K. Tamosiunas

    2005-05-26

    We study Freeze Out process in high energy heavy ion reaction. The description of the process is based on the Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE). We point out the basic limitations of the BTE approach and introduce Modified BTE. The Freeze Out dynamics is presented in the 4-dimensional space-time in a layer of finite thickness, and we employ Modified BTE for the realistic Freeze Out description.

  7. On a Modified Klein Gordon Equation

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    B. S. Lakshmi

    2009-08-09

    We consider a modified Klein-Gordon equation that arises at ultra high energies. In a suitable approximation it is shown that for the linear potential which is of interest in quark interactions, their confinement for example,we get solutions that mimic the Harmonic oscillator energy levels, surprisingly. An equation similar to the beam equation is obtained in the process.

  8. Modified Entropic Gravity and Cosmology

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    Miguel Zumalacarregui

    2012-02-06

    It has been recently proposed that gravity might be an entropic force. Although a well defined fundamental description for such a mechanism is still lacking, it is still possible to address the viability of phenomenological models of entropic-inspired modified gravities. I will summarize some recent work directed to using cosmology as a tool to constraint scenarios in which the modifications are aimed to explain the physics behind dark energy and inflation. A phenomenological modification is able to explain cosmic acceleration at the background level and fit observations, but simple inflation models with higher curvature corrections are in conflict with late time matter domination.

  9. Review Of Rheology Modifiers For Hanford Waste

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    Pareizs, J. M.

    2013-09-30

    As part of Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)'s strategic development scope for the Department of Energy - Office of River Protection (DOE-ORP) Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) waste feed acceptance and product qualification scope, the SRNL has been requested to recommend candidate rheology modifiers to be evaluated to adjust slurry properties in the Hanford Tank Farm. SRNL has performed extensive testing of rheology modifiers for use with Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) simulated melter feed - a high undissolved solids (UDS) mixture of simulated Savannah River Site (SRS) Tank Farm sludge, nitric and formic acids, and glass frit. A much smaller set of evaluations with Hanford simulated waste have also been completed. This report summarizes past work and recommends modifiers for further evaluation with Hanford simulated wastes followed by verification with actual waste samples. Based on the review of available data, a few compounds/systems appear to hold the most promise. For all types of evaluated simulated wastes (caustic Handford tank waste and DWPF processing samples with pH ranging from slightly acidic to slightly caustic), polyacrylic acid had positive impacts on rheology. Citric acid also showed improvement in yield stress on a wide variety of samples. It is recommended that both polyacrylic acid and citric acid be further evaluated as rheology modifiers for Hanford waste. These materials are weak organic acids with the following potential issues: The acidic nature of the modifiers may impact waste pH, if added in very large doses. If pH is significantly reduced by the modifier addition, dissolution of UDS and increased corrosion of tanks, piping, pumps, and other process equipment could occur. Smaller shifts in pH could reduce aluminum solubility, which would be expected to increase the yield stress of the sludge. Therefore, it is expected that use of an acidic modifier would be limited to concentrations that do not appreciably change the pH of the waste; Organics are typically reductants and could impact glass REDOX if not accounted for in the reductant addition calculations; Stability of the modifiers in a caustic, radioactive environment is not known, but some of the modifiers tested were specifically designed to withstand caustic conditions; These acids will add to the total organic carbon content of the wastes. Radiolytic decomposition of the acids could result in organic and hydrogen gas generation. These potential impacts must be addressed in future studies with simulants representative of real waste and finally with tests using actual waste based on the rheology differences seen between SRS simulants and actual waste. The only non-organic modifier evaluated was sodium metasilicate. Further evaluation of this modifier is recommended if a reducing modifier is a concern.

  10. Theoretical priors on modified growth parametrisations

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    Song, Yong-Seon; Hollenstein, Lukas; Caldera-Cabral, Gabriela; Koyama, Kazuya E-mail: Lukas.Hollenstein@unige.ch E-mail: Kazuya.Koyama@port.ac.uk

    2010-04-01

    Next generation surveys will observe the large-scale structure of the Universe with unprecedented accuracy. This will enable us to test the relationships between matter over-densities, the curvature perturbation and the Newtonian potential. Any large-distance modification of gravity or exotic nature of dark energy modifies these relationships as compared to those predicted in the standard smooth dark energy model based on General Relativity. In linear theory of structure growth such modifications are often parameterised by virtue of two functions of space and time that enter the relation of the curvature perturbation to, first, the matter over- density, and second, the Newtonian potential. We investigate the predictions for these functions in Brans-Dicke theory, clustering dark energy models and interacting dark energy models. We find that each theory has a distinct path in the parameter space of modified growth. Understanding these theoretical priors on the parameterisations of modified growth is essential to reveal the nature of cosmic acceleration with the help of upcoming observations of structure formation.

  11. Demoing the Modified TALON Robot

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    A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the modified TALON robot; which is being sent to assist emergency workers at Japan's Fukishima nuclear reactor.

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    S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to modify the scope of the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and to conduct additional...

  14. Modifying mixing and instability growth through the adjustment of initial conditions in a high-energy-density counter-propagating shear experiment on OMEGA

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    Merritt, E. C.; Doss, F. W.; Loomis, E. N.; Flippo, K. A.; Kline, J. L.

    2015-06-24

    Counter-propagating shear experiments conducted at the OMEGA Laser Facility have been evaluating the effect of target initial conditions, specifically the characteristics of a tracer foil located at the shear boundary, on Kelvin-Helmholtz instability evolution and experiment transition toward nonlinearity and turbulence in the high-energy-density (HED) regime. Experiments are focused on both identifying and uncoupling the dependence of the model initial turbulent length scale in variable-density turbulence models of k-? type on competing physical instability seed lengths as well as developing a path toward fully developed turbulent HED experiments. We present results from a series of experiments controllably and independently varyingmore »two initial types of scale lengths in the experiment: the thickness and surface roughness (surface perturbation scale spectrum) of a tracer layer at the shear interface. We show that decreasing the layer thickness and increasing the surface roughness both have the ability to increase the relative mixing in the system, and thus theoretically decrease the time required to begin transitioning to turbulence in the system. In addition, we also show that we can connect a change in observed mix width growth due to increased foil surface roughness to an analytically predicted change in model initial turbulent scale lengths.« less

  15. Modified Acyl-ACP desaturase

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    Cahoon, E.B.; Shanklin, J.; Lindqvist, Y.; Schneider, G.

    1999-03-30

    Disclosed is a method for modifying the chain length and double bond positional specificities of a soluble plant fatty acid desaturase. More specifically, the method involves modifying amino acid contact residues in the substrate binding channel of the soluble fatty acid desaturase which contact the fatty acid. Specifically disclosed is the modification of an acyl-ACP desaturase. Amino acid contact residues which lie within the substrate binding channel are identified, and subsequently replaced with different residues to effect the modification of activity. 2 figs.

  16. Modified nonlinear model of arcsin-electrodynamics

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    Kruglov, S I

    2015-01-01

    A new modified model of nonlinear arcsin-electrodynamics with two parameters is proposed and analyzed. We obtain the corrections to the Coulomb law. The effect of vacuum birefringence takes place when the external constant magnetic field is present. We calculate indices of refraction for two perpendicular polarizations of electromagnetic waves and estimate bounds on the parameter $\\gamma$ from the BMV and PVLAS experiments. It is shown that the electric field of a point-like charge is finite at the origin. We calculate the finite static electric energy of point-like particles and demonstrate that the electron mass can have the pure electromagnetic nature. The symmetrical Belinfante energy-momentum tensor and dilatation current are found. We show that the dilatation symmetry and dual symmetry are broken in the model suggested.

  17. Cosmological Hints of Modified Gravity ?

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    Eleonora Di Valentino; Alessandro Melchiorri; Joseph Silk

    2015-09-24

    The recent measurements of Cosmic Microwave Background temperature and polarization anisotropies made by the Planck satellite have provided impressive confirmation of the $\\Lambda$CDM cosmological model. However interesting hints of slight deviations from $\\Lambda$CDM have been found, including a $95 \\%$ c.l. preference for a "modified gravity" structure formation scenario. In this paper we confirm the preference for a modified gravity scenario from Planck 2015 data, find that modified gravity solves the so-called $A_{lens}$ anomaly in the CMB angular spectrum, and constrains the amplitude of matter density fluctuations to $\\sigma_8=0.815_{-0.048}^{+0.032}$, in better agreement with weak lensing constraints. Moreover, we find a lower value for the reionization optical depth of $\\tau=0.059\\pm0.020$ (to be compared with the value of $\\tau= 0.079 \\pm 0.017$ obtained in the standard scenario), more consistent with recent optical and UV data. We check the stability of this result by considering possible degeneracies with other parameters, including the neutrino effective number, the running of the spectral index and the amount of primordial helium. The indication for modified gravity is still present at about $95\\%$ c.l., and could become more significant if lower values of $\\tau$ were to be further confirmed by future cosmological and astrophysical data.

  18. Highly Charged Ion (HCI) Modified Tunnel Junctions

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    Pomeroy, J. M.; Grube, H. [Atomic Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 100 Bureau Dr., MS 8423, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8423 (United States)

    2009-03-10

    The neutralization energy carried by highly charged ions (HCIs) provides an alternative method for localizing energy on a target's surface, producing features and modifying surfaces with fluences and kinetic energy damage that are negligible compared to singly ionized atoms. Since each HCI can deposit an enormous amount of energy into a small volume of the surface (e.g., Xe{sup 44+} delivers 51 keV of neutralization energy per HCI), each individual HCI's interaction with the target can produce a nanoscale feature. Many studies of HCI-surface features have characterized some basic principles of this unique ion-surface interaction, but the activity reported here has been focused on studying ensembles of HCI features in ultra-thin insulating films by fabricating multi-layer tunnel junction devices. The ultra-thin insulating barriers allow current to flow by tunneling, providing a very sensitive means of detecting changes in the barrier due to highly charged ion irradiation and, conversely, HCI modification provides a method of finely tuning the transparency of the tunnel junctions that spans several orders of magnitude for devices produced from a single process recipe. Systematic variation of junction bias, temperature, magnetic field and other parameters provides determination of the transport mechanism, defect densities, and magnetic properties of these nano-features and this novel approach to device fabrication.

  19. Cosmological Hints of Modified Gravity ?

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    Di Valentino, Eleonora; Silk, Joseph

    2015-01-01

    The recent measurements of Cosmic Microwave Background temperature and polarization anisotropies made by the Planck satellite have provided impressive confirmation of the $\\Lambda$CDM cosmological model. However interesting hints of slight deviations from $\\Lambda$CDM have been found, including a $95 \\%$ c.l. preference for a "modified gravity" structure formation scenario. In this paper we confirm the preference for a modified gravity scenario from Planck 2015 data, find that modified gravity solves the so-called $A_{lens}$ anomaly in the CMB angular spectrum, and constrains the amplitude of matter density fluctuations to $\\sigma_8=0.815_{-0.048}^{+0.032}$, in better agreement with weak lensing constraints. Moreover, we find a lower value for the reionization optical depth of $\\tau=0.059\\pm0.020$ (to be compared with the value of $\\tau= 0.079 \\pm 0.017$ obtained in the standard scenario), more consistent with recent optical and UV data. We check the stability of this result by considering possible degeneraci...

  20. Minimum length, extra dimensions, modified gravity and black hole remnants

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    Maziashvili, Michael

    2013-03-01

    We construct a Hilbert space representation of minimum-length deformed uncertainty relation in presence of extra dimensions. Following this construction, we study corrections to the gravitational potential (back reaction on gravity) with the use of correspondingly modified propagator in presence of two (spatial) extra dimensions. Interestingly enough, for r?0 the gravitational force approaches zero and the horizon for modified Schwarzschild-Tangherlini space-time disappears when the mass approaches quantum-gravity energy scale. This result points out to the existence of zero-temperature black hole remnants in ADD brane-world model.

  1. Modified Debye-Huckel Electron Shielding and Penetration Factor

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    P. Quarati; A. M. Scarfone

    2007-09-24

    Screened potential, modified by non standard electron cloud distributions responsible for the shielding effect on fusion of reacting nuclei in astrophysical plasmas, is derived. The case of clouds with depleted tails in space coordinates is discussed. The modified screened potential is obtained both from statistical mechanics arguments based on fluctuations of the inverse of the Debye-Huckel radius and from the solution of a Bernoulli equation used in generalized statistical mechanics. Plots and tables useful in evaluating penetration probability at any energy are provided.

  2. SCIENCE AT THE CROSSROADS Genetically Modified Foods

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    Newman, Stuart A.

    SCIENCE AT THE CROSSROADS Genetically Modified Foods and the Attack on Nature Stuart A. NewmanBy:[Newman,StuartA.]At:16:493July2009 #12;about, genetically modified (GM) food as scientifically ignorant, economically and Arpad Pusztai, ``Effect of Diets Containing Genetically Modified Potatoes Expressing galanthus nivalis

  3. The modified equation for spinless particles and superalgebra

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    Sadeghi, J.; Rostami, M.; Sadeghi, Z.

    2013-09-15

    In this paper we consider modified wave equations for spinless particles in an external magnetic field. We consider 4-potentials which guarantee Lorentz' and Coulomb's conditions. The new variable for modified wave equation leads us to consider the associated Laguerre differential equation. We take advantage of the factorization method in Laguerre differential equation and solve the modified equation. In order to obtain the wave function, energy spectrum and its quantization, we will establish conditions for the orbital quantum number. We account such orbital quantum number and obtain the raising and lowering operators. If we want to have supersymmetry partners, we need to apply the shape invariance condition. This condition for the partner potential will help us find the limit of ? as ?=±?(l)

  4. Adhesives from modified soy protein

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    Sun, Susan (Manhattan, KS); Wang, Donghai (Manhattan, KS); Zhong, Zhikai (Manhattan, KS); Yang, Guang (Shanghai, CN)

    2008-08-26

    The, present invention provides useful adhesive compositions having similar adhesive properties to conventional UF and PPF resins. The compositions generally include a protein portion and modifying ingredient portion selected from the group consisting of carboxyl-containing compounds, aldehyde-containing compounds, epoxy group-containing compounds, and mixtures thereof. The composition is preferably prepared at a pH level at or near the isoelectric point of the protein. In other preferred forms, the adhesive composition includes a protein portion and a carboxyl-containing group portion.

  5. Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)

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    Razeghizadeh, Alireza; Lavafpour, Farhad

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we use the modified weighted density approximation to study the crystallization of polyethylene. We also use a direct correlation function of polyethylene based on RISM theory. The free energy of a polyethylene is calculated using density functional theory. The crystallization and solid and liquid density are calculated and finally compared with the prism simulation and experimental results. That shown the result obtained by MWDA is in better agreement, compared with the experimental result than the prism.

  6. Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)

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    Alireza Razeghizadeh; Vahdat Rafee; Farhad Lavafpour

    2015-02-07

    In this article, we use the modified weighted density approximation to study the crystallization of polyethylene. We also use a direct correlation function of polyethylene based on RISM theory. The free energy of a polyethylene is calculated using density functional theory. The crystallization and solid and liquid density are calculated and finally compared with the prism simulation and experimental results. That shown the result obtained by MWDA is in better agreement, compared with the experimental result than the prism.

  7. Structure formation in a nonlocally modified gravity model

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    Park, Sohyun; Dodelson, Scott

    2013-01-01

    We study a nonlocally modified gravity model proposed by Deser and Woodard which gives an explanation for current cosmic acceleration. By deriving and solving the equations governing the evolution of the structure in the Universe, we show that this model predicts a pattern of growth that differs from standard general relativity (+dark energy) at the 10-30% level. These differences will be easily probed by the next generation of galaxy surveys, so the model should be tested shortly.

  8. Nonderivative modified gravity: a classification

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    Comelli, D.; Nesti, F.; Pilo, L. E-mail: fabrizio.nesti@irb.hr

    2014-11-01

    We analyze the theories of gravity modified by a generic nonderivative potential built from the metric, under the minimal requirement of unbroken spatial rotations. Using the canonical analysis, we classify the potentials V according to the number of degrees of freedom (DoF) that propagate at the nonperturbative level. We then compare the nonperturbative results with the perturbative DoF propagating around Minkowski and FRW backgrounds. A generic V implies 6 propagating DoF at the non-perturbative level, with a ghost on Minkowski background. There exist potentials which propagate 5 DoF, as already studied in previous works. Here, no V with unbroken rotational invariance admitting 4 DoF is found. Theories with 3 DoF turn out to be strongly coupled on Minkowski background. Finally, potentials with only the 2 DoF of a massive graviton exist. Their effect on cosmology is simply equivalent to a cosmological constant. Potentials with 2 or 5 DoF and explicit time dependence appear to be a further viable possibility.

  9. EIA Energy Efficiency-Residential Sector Energy Intensities,...

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    Residential Sector Energy Intensities RESIDENTIAL SECTOR ENERGY INTENSITIES: 1978-2005 Released Date: August 2004 Page Last Modified:June 2009 These tables provide estimates of...

  10. Modified GR and Helium Nucleosynthesis

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    A. S. Al-Rawaf

    2006-06-12

    We show that a previously proposed cosmological model based on general relativity with non vanishing divergence for the energy-momentum tensor is consistent with the observed values for the nucleosynthesis of helium for some values of the arbitrary parameter $\\alpha$ presented in this model. Further more values of $\\alpha$ can be accommodated if we adopt the Randall-Sundrum single brane model.

  11. The Modified Weighted Slab Technique: Models and Results

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    Frank C. Jones; Andrew Lukasiak; Vladimir Ptuskin; William Webber

    2000-07-19

    In an attempt to understand the source and propagation of galactic cosmic rays we have employed the Modified Weighted Slab technique along with recent values of the relevant cross sections to compute primary to secondary ratios including B/C and Sub-Fe/Fe for different galactic propagation models. The models that we have considered are the disk-halo diffusion model, the dynamical halo wind model, the turbulent diffusion model and a model with minimal reacceleration. The modified weighted slab technique will be briefly discussed and a more detailed description of the models will be given. We will also discuss the impact that the various models have on the problem of anisotropy at high energy and discuss what properties of a particular model bear on this issue.

  12. Nanoparticles modified with multiple organic acids

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    Cook, Ronald Lee (Lakewood, CO); Luebben, Silvia DeVito (Golden, CO); Myers, Andrew William (Arvada, CO); Smith, Bryan Matthew (Boulder, CO); Elliott, Brian John (Superior, CO); Kreutzer, Cory (Brighton, CO); Wilson, Carolina (Arvada, CO); Meiser, Manfred (Aurora, CO)

    2007-07-17

    Surface-modified nanoparticles of boehmite, and methods for preparing the same. Aluminum oxyhydroxide nanoparticles are surface modified by reaction with selected amounts of organic acids. In particular, the nanoparticle surface is modified by reactions with two or more different carboxylic acids, at least one of which is an organic carboxylic acid. The product is a surface modified boehmite nanoparticle that has an inorganic aluminum oxyhydroxide core, or part aluminum oxyhydroxide core and a surface-bonded organic shell. Organic carboxylic acids of this invention contain at least one carboxylic acid group and one carbon-hydrogen bond. One embodiment of this invention provides boehmite nanoparticles that have been surface modified with two or more acids one of which additional carries at least one reactive functional group. Another embodiment of this invention provides boehmite nanoparticles that have been surface modified with multiple acids one of which has molecular weight or average molecular weight greater than or equal to 500 Daltons. Yet, another embodiment of this invention provides boehmite nanoparticles that are surface modified with two or more acids one of which is hydrophobic in nature and has solubility in water of less than 15 by weight. The products of the methods of this invention have specific useful properties when used in mixture with liquids, as filler in solids, or as stand-alone entities.

  13. Poplar trees could be genetically modified to

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    for bioethanol production Flickr/Robert Crum OPINIONS Are new biofuels the ethical answer? Joyce Tait and Banji-modified poplar tree that is a more accessible source of cellulose for bioethanol production. And the emerging

  14. Electrochemical apparatus comprising modified disposable rectangular...

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    include more than one cuvette, which in practice is a disposable rectangular glass or plastic cuvette modified by drilling the hole(s) through. The apparatus include two plates...

  15. Modified Fourier expansions: theory, construction and applications

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    Adcock, Ben

    2010-10-12

    , such savings in computational cost impart benefits over more commonly used polynomial-based methods. Moreover, regardless of the dimensionality of the problem, modified Fourier methods lead to well-conditioned matrices and corresponding linear systems that can...

  16. Videos | Department of Energy

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    Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St....

  17. DNA polymerase having modified nucleotide binding site for DNA sequencing

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    Tabor, S.; Richardson, C.

    1997-03-25

    A modified gene encoding a modified DNA polymerase is disclosed. The modified polymerase incorporates dideoxynucleotides at least 20-fold better compared to the corresponding deoxynucleotides as compared with the corresponding naturally-occurring DNA polymerase. 6 figs.

  18. The role of vector fields in modified gravity scenarios

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    Tasinato, Gianmassimo; Koyama, Kazuya; Khosravi, Nima E-mail: kazuya.koyama@port.ac.uk

    2013-11-01

    Gravitational vector degrees of freedom typically arise in many examples of modified gravity models. We start to systematically explore their role in these scenarios, studying the effects of coupling gravitational vector and scalar degrees of freedom. We focus on set-ups that enjoy a Galilean symmetry in the scalar sector and an Abelian gauge symmetry in the vector sector. These symmetries, together with the requirement that the equations of motion contain at most two space-time derivatives, only allow for a small number of operators in the Lagrangian for the gravitational fields. We investigate the role of gravitational vector fields for two broad classes of phenomena that characterize modified gravity scenarios. The first is self-acceleration: we analyze in general terms the behavior of vector fluctuations around self-accelerating solutions, and show that vanishing kinetic terms of vector fluctuations lead to instabilities on cosmological backgrounds. The second phenomenon is the screening of long range fifth forces by means of Vainshtein mechanism. We show that if gravitational vector fields are appropriately coupled to a spherically symmetric source, they can play an important role for defining the features of the background solution and the scale of the Vainshtein radius. Our general results can be applied to any concrete model of modified gravity, whose low-energy vector and scalar degrees of freedom satisfy the symmetry requirements that we impose.

  19. Time machines and traversable wormholes in modified theories of gravity

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    Francisco S. N. Lobo

    2012-12-05

    We review recent work on wormhole geometries in the context of modified theories of gravity, in particular, in f(R) gravity and with a nonminimal curvature-matter coupling, and in the recently proposed hybrid metric-Palatini theory. In principle, the normal matter threading the throat can be shown to satisfy the energy conditions and it is the higher order curvatures terms that sustain these wormhole geometries. We also briefly review the conversion of wormholes into time-machines, explore several of the time travel paradoxes and possible remedies to these intriguing side-effects in wormhole physics.

  20. Modified Entropic Gravitation in Superconductors

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    Clovis Jacinto de Matos

    2011-08-19

    Verlinde recently developed a theoretical account of gravitation in terms of an entropic force. The central element in Verlinde's derivation is information and its relation with entropy through the holographic principle. The application of this approach to the case of superconductors requires to take into account that information associated with superconductor's quantum vacuum energy is not stored on Planck size surface elements, but in four volume cells with Planck-Einstein size. This has profound consequences on the type of gravitational force generated by the quantum vacuum condensate in superconductors, which is closely related with the cosmological repulsive acceleration responsible for the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Remarkably this new gravitational type force depends on the level of breaking of the weak equivalence principle for cooper pairs in a given superconducting material, which was previously derived by the author starting from similar principles. It is also shown that this new gravitational force can be interpreted as a surface force. The experimental detection of this new repulsive gravitational-type force appears to be challenging.

  1. Modified Theoretical Minimum Emittance Lattice for an Electron...

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    Modified Theoretical Minimum Emittance Lattice for an Electron Storage Ring with Extreme-Low Emittance Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Modified Theoretical Minimum...

  2. HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED IN-SITU RETORT

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    Hall, W.G.

    2012-01-01

    LBL-1 0431 UC-91 HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED IN-REFERENCES • . • • • • . , . HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR ACalifomia. LBL-10431 HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED

  3. Modified magnetic field distribution in relativistic magnetron with diffraction output for compact operation

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    Li Wei; Liu Yonggui [College of Opto-Electric Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073 (China)

    2011-02-15

    A modified magnetic field distribution in relativistic magnetron with diffraction output (MDO) for compact operation is proposed in this paper. The principle of how the modified magnetic field confines electrons drifting out of the interaction space is analyzed. The results of the particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of the MDO with the modified magnetic field distribution show that the output power of the MDO is improved, and the long cylindrical waveguide used for collecting the drifting electrons can be omitted. The latter measure allows the horn antenna of the MDO to produce more focused energy with better directivity in the far field than it does with the long cylindrical waveguide. The MDO with the modified magnetic field distribution promises to be the real most compact narrow band high power microwave source.

  4. Plants having modified response to ethylene

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    Meyerowitz, E.M.; Chang, C.; Bleecker, A.B.

    1997-11-18

    The invention includes transformed plants having at least one cell transformed with a modified ETR nucleic acid. Such plants have a phenotype characterized by a decrease in the response of at least one transformed plant cell to ethylene as compared to a plant not containing the transformed plant cell. Tissue and/or temporal specificity for expression of the modified ETR nucleic acid is controlled by selecting appropriate expression regulation sequences to target the location and/or time of expression of the transformed nucleic acid. The plants are made by transforming at least one plant cell with an appropriate modified ETR nucleic acid, regenerating plants from one or more of the transformed plant cells and selecting at least one plant having the desired phenotype. 31 figs.

  5. Plants having modified response to ethylene

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    Meyerowitz, Elliot M. (Pasadena, CA); Chang, Caren (Pasadena, CA); Bleecker, Anthony B. (Madison, WI)

    1998-01-01

    The invention includes transformed plants having at least one cell transformed with a modified ETR nucleic acid. Such plants have a phenotype characterized by a decrease in the response of at least one transformed plant cell to ethylene as compared to a plant not containing the transformed plant cell. Tissue and/or temporal specificity for expression of the modified ETR nucleic acid is controlled by selecting appropriate expression regulation sequences to target the location and/or time of expression of the transformed nucleic acid. The plants are made by transforming at least one plant cell with an appropriate modified ETR nucleic acid, regenerating plants from one or more of the transformed plant cells and selecting at least one plant having the desired phenotype.

  6. Plants having modified response to ethylene

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    Meyerowitz, Elliott M. (Pasadena, CA); Chang, Caren (Pasadena, CA); Bleecker, Anthony B. (Madison, WI)

    1997-01-01

    The invention includes transformed plants having at least one cell transformed with a modified ETR nucleic acid. Such plants have a phenotype characterized by a decrease in the response of at least one transformed plant cell to ethylene as compared to a plant not containing the transformed plant cell. Tissue and/or temporal specificity for expression of the modified ETR nucleic acid is controlled by selecting appropriate expression regulation sequences to target the location and/or time of expression of the transformed nucleic acid. The plants are made by transforming at least one plant cell with an appropriate modified ETR nucleic acid, regenerating plants from one or more of the transformed plant cells and selecting at least one plant having the desired phenotype.

  7. Plants having modified response to ethylene

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    Meyerowitz, E.M.; Chang, C.; Bleecker, A.B.

    1998-10-20

    The invention includes transformed plants having at least one cell transformed with a modified ETR nucleic acid. Such plants have a phenotype characterized by a decrease in the response of at least one transformed plant cell to ethylene as compared to a plant not containing the transformed plant cell. Tissue and/or temporal specificity for expression of the modified ETR nucleic acid is controlled by selecting appropriate expression regulation sequences to target the location and/or time of expression of the transformed nucleic acid. The plants are made by transforming at least one plant cell with an appropriate modified ETR nucleic acid, regenerating plants from one or more of the transformed plant cells and selecting at least one plant having the desired phenotype. 67 figs.

  8. Electrochemical apparatus comprising modified disposable rectangular cuvette

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    Dattelbaum, Andrew M; Gupta, Gautam; Morris, David E

    2013-09-10

    Electrochemical apparatus includes a disposable rectangular cuvette modified with at least one hole through a side and/or the bottom. Apparatus may include more than one cuvette, which in practice is a disposable rectangular glass or plastic cuvette modified by drilling the hole(s) through. The apparatus include two plates and some means of fastening one plate to the other. The apparatus may be interfaced with a fiber optic or microscope objective, and a spectrometer for spectroscopic studies. The apparatus are suitable for a variety of electrochemical experiments, including surface electrochemistry, bulk electrolysis, and flow cell experiments.

  9. Modifiability through Architecture Analysis Nico Lassing

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    van Vliet, Hans

    of maintenance. The area addressing this is software architecture analysis of modifiability. We have de- veloped areas, such as telecommunications, logistics and business infor- mation systems. This paper gives- tinguish various goals in this area, namely risk as- sessment, maintenance prediction and architecture

  10. Using photons to manipulate enzyme inhibition by an azobenzene-modified nucleic acid probe

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    Tan, Weihong

    Using photons to manipulate enzyme inhibition by an azobenzene-modified nucleic acid probe Youngmi and concluded the feasibility of using photon energy to temporally and spatially regulate these enzymatic reactions. Thus, we can report the development of DNA probes in the form of photon-controllable (thrombin

  11. EIA Energy Efficiency-Energy Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

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    Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Links Energy Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Links Posted Date: May 2007 Page Last Modified: September 2010 EIA Links Disclaimer: These pages...

  12. Decomposition pathways of C2 oxygenates on Rh-modified tungsten carbide surfaces

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    Kelly, Thomas G.; Ren, Hui; Chen, Jingguang G.

    2015-03-27

    Ethanol decomposition on tungsten monocarbide (WC) and Rh-modified WC was investigated using ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface science experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. DFT calculations indicated that the binding energies of ethanol and its decomposition intermediates on WC(0001) were modified by Rh, with Rh/WC(0001) showing similar values to those on Rh(111). Through temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) experiments on polycrystalline WC and Rh-modified WC, it was shown that the selectivity for ethanol decomposition was different on these surfaces. On WC, the C-O bond of ethanol was preferentially broken to produce ethylene; on Rh-modified WC, the C-C bond was broken to producemore »carbon monoxide and methane. In addition, high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) was used to determine likely surface intermediates. On Rh-modified WC, ethanol first formed ethoxy through O-H scission, then reacted through an aldehyde intermediate to form the C1 products.« less

  13. Black Hole Thermodynamics in Modified Gravity

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    Jonas R. Mureika; John W. Moffat; Mir Faizal

    2015-03-03

    We analyze the thermodynamics of a non-rotating and rotating black hole in a modified theory of gravity that includes scalar and vector modifications to general relativity, which results in a modified gravitational constant $G = G_N(1+\\alpha)$ and a new gravitational charge $Q = \\sqrt{\\alpha G_N}M$. The influence of the parameter $\\alpha$ alters the non-rotating black hole's lifetime, temperature and entropy profiles from the standard Schwarzschild case. The thermodynamics of a rotating black hole is analyzed and it is shown to possess stable, cold remnants. The thermodynamic properties of a vacuum solution regular at $r=0$ are investigated and the solution without a horizon called a "gray hole" is not expected to possess an information loss problem.

  14. Modified Empirical Parametrization of Fragmentation Cross Sections

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    K. Sümmerer; B. Blank

    1999-11-17

    New experimental data obtained mainly at the GSI/FRS facility allow to modify the empirical parametrization of fragmentation cross sections, EPAX. It will be shown that minor modifications of the parameters lead to a much better reproduction of measured cross sections. The most significant changes refer to the description of fragmentation yields close to the projectile and of the memory effect of neutron-deficient projectiles.

  15. Modified Newton's law, braneworlds, and the gravitational quantum well

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    F. Buisseret; B. Silvestre-Brac; V. Mathieu

    2007-01-18

    Most of the theories involving extra dimensions assume that only the gravitational interaction can propagate in them. In such approaches, called brane world models, the effective, 4-dimensional, Newton's law is modified at short as well as at large distances. Usually, the deformation of Newton's law at large distances is parametrized by a Yukawa potential, which arises mainly from theories with compactified extra dimensions. In many other models however, the extra dimensions are infinite. These approaches lead to a large distance power-law deformation of the gravitational newtonian potential $V_N(r)$, namely $V(r)=(1+k_b/r^b)V_N(r)$, which is less studied in the literature. We investigate here the dynamics of a particle in a gravitational quantum well with such a power-law deformation. The effects of the deformation on the energy spectrum are discussed. We also compare our modified spectrum to the results obtained with the GRANIT experiment, where the effects of the Earth's gravitational field on quantum states of ultra cold neutrons moving above a mirror are studied. This comparison leads to upper bounds on $b$ and $k_b$.

  16. Classifying Linearly Shielded Modified Gravity Models in Effective Field Theory

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    Lucas Lombriser; Andy Taylor

    2015-01-31

    We study the model space generated by the time-dependent operator coefficients in the effective field theory of the cosmological background evolution and perturbations of modified gravity and dark energy models. We identify three classes of modified gravity models that reduce to Newtonian gravity on the small scales of linear theory. These general classes contain enough freedom to simultaneously admit a matching of the concordance model background expansion history. In particular, there exists a large model space that mimics the concordance model on all linear quasistatic subhorizon scales as well as in the background evolution. Such models also exist when restricting the theory space to operators introduced in Horndeski scalar-tensor gravity. We emphasize that whereas the partially shielded scenarios might be of interest to study in connection with tensions between large and small scale data, with conventional cosmological probes, the ability to distinguish the fully shielded scenarios from the concordance model on near-horizon scales will remain limited by cosmic variance. Novel tests of the large-scale structure remedying this deficiency and accounting for the full covariant nature of the alternative gravitational theories, however, might yield further insights on gravity in this regime.

  17. Characterization of electrochemically modified polycrystalline platinum surfaces

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    Krebs, L.C.; Ishida, Takanobu

    1991-12-01

    The characterization of electrochemically modified polycrystalline platinum surfaces has been accomplished through the use of four major electrochemical techniques. These were chronoamperometry, chronopotentiommetry, cyclic voltammetry, and linear sweep voltammetry. A systematic study on the under-potential deposition of several transition metals has been performed. The most interesting of these were: Ag, Cu, Cd, and Pb. It was determined, by subjecting the platinum electrode surface to a single potential scan between {minus}0.24 and +1.25 V{sub SCE} while stirring the solution, that the electrocatalytic activity would be regenerated. As a consequence of this study, a much simpler method for producing ultra high purity water from acidic permanganate has been developed. This method results in water that surpasses the water produced by pyrocatalytic distillation. It has also been seen that the wettability of polycrystalline platinum surfaces is greatly dependent on the quantity of oxide present. Oxide-free platinum is hydrophobic and gives a contact angle in the range of 55 to 62 degrees. We have also modified polycrystalline platinum surface with the electrically conducting polymer poly-{rho}-phenylene. This polymer is very stable in dilute sulfuric acid solutions, even under applied oxidative potentials. It is also highly resistant to electrochemical hydrogenation. The wettability of the polymer modified platinum surface is severely dependent on the choice of supporting electrolyte chosen for the electrochemical polymerization. Tetraethylammonium tetrafluoroborate produces a film that is as hydrophobic as Teflon, whereas tetraethylammonium perchlorate produces a film that is more hydrophilic than oxide-free platinum.

  18. Natural gas transmission and distribution model of the National Energy Modeling System

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    1997-02-01

    The Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Model (NGTDM) is the component of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) that is used to represent the domestic natural gas transmission and distribution system. NEMS was developed in the Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting of the Energy Information Administration (EIA). NEMS is the third in a series of computer-based, midterm energy modeling systems used since 1974 by the EIA and its predecessor, the Federal Energy Administration, to analyze domestic energy-economy markets and develop projections. From 1982 through 1993, the Intermediate Future Forecasting System (IFFS) was used by the EIA for its analyses, and the Gas Analysis Modeling System (GAMS) was used within IFFS to represent natural gas markets. Prior to 1982, the Midterm Energy Forecasting System (MEFS), also referred to as the Project Independence Evaluation System (PIES), was employed. NEMS was developed to enhance and update EIA`s modeling capability by internally incorporating models of energy markets that had previously been analyzed off-line. In addition, greater structural detail in NEMS permits the analysis of a broader range of energy issues. The time horizon of NEMS is the midterm period (i.e., through 2015). In order to represent the regional differences in energy markets, the component models of NEMS function at regional levels appropriate for the markets represented, with subsequent aggregation/disaggregation to the Census Division level for reporting purposes.

  19. Fusion-fission reactions with modified Woods-Saxon potential

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    Ning Wang; Kai Zhao; Werner Scheid; Xizhen Wu

    2007-12-15

    A modified Woods-Saxon potential model is proposed for a unified description of the entrance channel fusion barrier and the fission barrier of fusion-fission reactions based on the Skyrme energy-density functional approach. The fusion excitation functions of 120 reactions have been systematically studied. The fusion (capture) cross sections are well described with the calculated potential and an empirical barrier distribution. Incorporating a statistical model (HIVAP code) for describing the decay of the compound nucleus, the evaporation residue (and fission) cross sections of 51 fusion-fission reactions have been systematically investigated. Optimal values of some key parameters of the HIVAP code are obtained based on the experimental data of these reactions. The experimental data are reasonably well reproduced by the calculated results. The upper and lower confidence limits of the systematic errors of the calculated results are given.

  20. Solving a Complex Prisoner's Dilemma with SelfModifying Policies

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    Schmidhuber, Juergen

    Solving a Complex Prisoner's Dilemma with Self­Modifying Policies Jieyu Zhao and J of the prisoner's dilemma. 1 Overview SMP/SSA. An animat's modifiable components that determine its behavior

  1. Upper Trinity River Central City Modified Project Report

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    Appendix A Upper Trinity River Central City Modified Project Report Certifications This Appendix on technical components used in the preparation of the Modified Central City Project Report. The certifications November 2007. · Internal Quality Assurance reviews of the Modified Project Report, conducted by the Fort

  2. Simulation of a photovoltaic/thermal heat pump system having a modified collector/evaporator

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    Xu, Guoying; Deng, Shiming; Zhang, Xiaosong; Yang, Lei; Zhang, Yuehong

    2009-11-15

    A new photovoltaic/thermal heat pump (PV/T-HP) system having a modified collector/evaporator (C/E) has been developed and numerically studied. Multi-port flat extruded aluminum tubes were used in the modified C/E, as compared to round copper tubes used in a conventional C/E. Simulation results suggested that a better operating performance can be achieved for a PV/T-HP system having such a modified C/E. In addition, using the meteorological data in both Nanjing and Hong Kong, China, the simulation results showed that this new PV/T-HP system could efficiently generate electricity and thermal energy simultaneously in both cities all-year-round. Furthermore, improved operation by using variable speed compressor has been designed and discussed. (author)

  3. Cosmological Evidence for Modified Gravity (MOG)

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    Moffat, J W

    2015-01-01

    Deviations from the standard $\\Lambda$CDM model motivate an interpretation of early universe cosmology using the Scalar-Tensor-Vector-Gravity (STVG) theory. A constraint analysis carried out by Valentino, Melchiorri and Silk, revealed deviations from the growth of structure predicted by General Relativity, and a lensing anomaly in the angular CMB power spectrum data with a $95\\%$ c.l. The modified gravity (MOG) theory resolves the lensing deviation from the standard model and provides an explanation of the CMB and structure growth data.

  4. Energy Carrier Transport In Surface-Modified Carbon Nanotubes 

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    Ryu, Yeontack

    2012-11-30

    of organic molecules or inorganic nanoparticles, debundling of nanotubes by dispersing agents, and microwave irradiation. Because carbon nanotubes have unique carrier transport characteristics along a sheet of graphite in a cylindrical shape, the properties...

  5. Nevada Application Modify Water Right | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI Ventures Ltd JumpNesjavellir Geothermal Power1987) |Information

  6. Modified Microbes Tolerate 50-Fold More Organic Acid - Energy Innovation

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  7. Modified Yeast Ferments Biomass Xylose - Energy Innovation Portal

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  8. Modified Yeast with Enhanced Tolerance for GVL Biomass Solvent - Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass map shines light on77 PAGEMission MissionModeling

  9. Furanic Modified Amine-based Curatives - Energy Innovation Portal

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  10. Guidance For Energy Efficiency And Conservation Block Grant Grantees...

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    Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program Notice 09-002D modified October 17,...

  11. Chemically modified carbonic anhydrases useful in carbon capture systems

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    Novick, Scott J; Alvizo, Oscar

    2013-10-29

    The present disclosure relates to chemically modified carbonic anhydrase polypeptides and soluble compositions, homogenous liquid formulations comprising them. The chemically modified carbonic anhydrase polypeptides have improved properties relative to the same carbonic anhydrase polypeptide that is not chemically modified including the improved properties of increased activity and/or stability in the presence of amine compounds, ammonia, or carbonate ion. The present disclosure also provides methods of preparing the chemically modified polypeptides and methods of using the chemically modified polypeptides for accelerating the absorption of carbon dioxide from a gas stream into a solution as well as for the release of the absorbed carbon dioxide for further treatment and/or sequestering.

  12. Chemically modified carbonic anhydrases useful in carbon capture systems

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    Novick, Scott; Alvizo, Oscar

    2013-01-15

    The present disclosure relates to chemically modified carbonic anhydrase polypeptides and soluble compositions, homogenous liquid formulations comprising them. The chemically modified carbonic anhydrase polypeptides have improved properties relative to the same carbonic anhydrase polypeptide that is not chemically modified including the improved properties of increased activity and/or stability in the presence of amine compounds, ammonia, or carbonate ion. The present disclosure also provides methods of preparing the chemically modified polypeptides and methods of using the chemically modified polypeptides for accelerating the absorption of carbon dioxide from a gas stream into a solution as well as for the release of the absorbed carbon dioxide for further treatment and/or sequestering.

  13. Boron modified molybdenum silicide and products

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    Meyer, M.K.; Akinc, M.

    1999-02-02

    A boron-modified molybdenum silicide material is disclosed having the composition comprising about 80 to about 90 weight % Mo, about 10 to about 20 weight % Si, and about 0.1 to about 2 weight % B and a multiphase microstructure including Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} phase as at least one microstructural component effective to impart good high temperature creep resistance. The boron-modified molybdenum silicide material is fabricated into such products as electrical components, such as resistors and interconnects, that exhibit oxidation resistance to withstand high temperatures in service in air as a result of electrical power dissipation, electrical resistance heating elements that can withstand high temperatures in service in air and other oxygen-bearing atmospheres and can span greater distances than MoSi{sub 2} heating elements due to improved creep resistance, and high temperature structural members and other fabricated components that can withstand high temperatures in service in air or other oxygen-bearing atmospheres while retaining creep resistance associated with Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3} for structural integrity. 7 figs.

  14. Low-income consumers, though less aware of genetically modified foods, are concerned and want labels

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    King, Nicelma J.

    2003-01-01

    sentiment about genetically modified food. Pew Initia- tiveless aware of genetically modified foods, are concerned andattitudes about genetically modified foods have been

  15. Explicit symplectic multidimensional exponential fitting modified ...

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    2012-08-30

    Mar 7, 2012 ... are more efficient than some well-known numerical methods appeared in the scien- ...... and the energy conservation for different methods.

  16. Astrophysical black holes in screened modified gravity

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    Davis, Anne-Christine; Jha, Rahul; Muir, Jessica; Gregory, Ruth E-mail: r.a.w.gregory@durham.ac.uk E-mail: jlmuir@umich.edu

    2014-08-01

    Chameleon, environmentally dependent dilaton, and symmetron gravity are three models of modified gravity in which the effects of the additional scalar degree of freedom are screened in dense environments. They have been extensively studied in laboratory, cosmological, and astrophysical contexts. In this paper, we present a preliminary investigation into whether additional constraints can be provided by studying these scalar fields around black holes. By looking at the properties of a static, spherically symmetric black hole, we find that the presence of a non-uniform matter distribution induces a non-constant scalar profile in chameleon and dilaton, but not necessarily symmetron gravity. An order of magnitude estimate shows that the effects of these profiles on in-falling test particles will be sub-leading compared to gravitational waves and hence observationally challenging to detect.

  17. Radionuclide partitioning in the modified Unex process

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    Babain, V.; Smirnov, I.; Alyapyshev, M.; Todd, T.A.; Law, J.D.; Herbst, R.S.; Paulenova, A.

    2008-07-01

    The Universal Extraction (UNEX) process has been developed for simultaneous extraction of long-lived radionuclides (cesium, strontium, actinides, and lanthanides) from acidic solutions in one extraction cycle. Modification of this organic solvent through the use of diamides of dipicolinic acid instead of CMPO increases the extraction capacity of UNEX solvent toward lanthanides and actinide metals, allowing for the processing of spent nuclear fuel. The possibility of radionuclide group separation using the modified UNEX solvent [HCCD (chlorinated cobalt dicarbollide), TBDPA (tetrabutyl-diamide of dipicolinic acid), PEG in FS-1 3 (phenyl-trifluoromethyl-sulfone)] is being investigated. Individual strip products, including a) actinides and lanthanides, b) strontium, and c) cesium, can be obtained by selective stripping from UNEX solvent. Such partitioning will make it possible to transform the Cs/Sr product into the most stable matrices for long-term storage and to further process the actinide/lanthanide product for recycling to a nuclear reactor. (authors)

  18. Bridged polygermsesquioxanes. Organically modified germanium oxide materials

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    Jamison, G.M.; Loy, D.A. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Shea, K.J. (Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States))

    1993-09-01

    Sol-gel processed polysilsesquioxanes are hybrid organic-inorganic materials with potential applications as photoresists, membranes, or catalytic supports. Hydrolytic conversion of trichloro- or trialkoxysilanes often leads to amorphous or crystalline oligosilsesquioxanes instead of high polymers. In light of the intimate dependence of polysilsesquioxane properties of tightly controlled reaction conditions and processing, recent emphasis has been placed on control of polymer microarchitecture via the introduction of arylene-, acetylene-, and alkylene-bridging groups. Another strategy for modifying the properties of hybrid organic-inorganic polymers is to substitute a group IVA metal, such as germanium, for silicon. The authors report the synthesis and characterization of bifunctional hexylene-bridged organogermanium monomers X[sub 3]Ge-(CH[sub 2])[sub 6]GeX[sub 3] (X = Cl; OEt) and the formation of polymeric materials through sol-gel hydrolysis-condensation of the monomers. 15 refs., 2 figs.

  19. Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Modified Graphene Devices

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    ZHANG, HANG

    2012-01-01

    works demonstrate that modified graphene structures providehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene#Potential_applicationsin detail sample (graphene) preparation, localization and

  20. In-situ characterization of plasma modified surfaces by vibrational...

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    In-situ characterization of plasma modified surfaces by vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: In-situ characterization of...

  1. Neutrino Flavor Ratios Modified by Cosmic Ray Re-acceleration

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    Kawanaka, Norita

    2015-01-01

    Re-acceleration of $\\pi$'s and $\\mu$'s modifies the flavor ratio at Earth (at astrophysical sources) of neutrinos produced by $\\pi$ decay, $\

  2. Surface modified CFx cathode material for ultrafast discharge...

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    CFx. The modified CFx, consisting of an in situ generated shell component of F-graphene layers, possesses good electronic conductivity and removes the transporting barrier...

  3. Modified uncertainty principle from the free expansion of a Bose-Einstein Condensate

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    Elías Castellanos; Celia Escamilla-Rivera

    2015-09-21

    We develop a theoretical and numerical analysis of the free expansion of a Bose-Einstein condensate, in which we assume that the single particle energy spectrum is deformed due to a possible quantum structure of space time. Also we consider the presence of inter particle interactions in order to study more realistic and specific scenarios. The modified free velocity expansion of the condensate leads in a natural way to a modification of the uncertainty principle, which allows us to investigate some possible features of the Planck scale regime in low-energy earth-based experiments.

  4. Structure Growth and the CMB in Modified Gravity (MOG)

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    J. W. Moffat

    2014-09-02

    An important piece of evidence for dark matter is the need to explain the growth of structure from the time of horizon entry and radiation-matter equality to the formation of stars and galaxies. This cannot be explained by using general relativity without dark matter. So far, dark matter particles have not been detected in laboratory measurements or at the LHC. We demonstrate that enhanced structure growth can happen in a modified gravity theory (MOG). The vector field and particle introduced in the theory to explain galaxy and cluster dynamics plays an important role in generating the required structure growth. The particle called the phion (a light hidden photon) is neutral and is a dominant, pressureless component in the MOG Friedmann equations, before the time of decoupling. The dominant energy density of the phion particle in the early universe, generates an explanation for the growth of density perturbations. The angular acoustical power spectrum due to baryon-photon pressure waves is in agreement with the Planck 2013 data. As the universe expands and large scale structures are formed, the density of baryons dominates and the rotation curves of galaxies and the dynamics of clusters are explained in MOG, when the phion particle in the present universe is ultra-light. The matter power spectrum determined by the theory is in agreement with current galaxy redshift surveys.

  5. Modified LMS Algorithm for Unbiased Impulse Response Estimation

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    So, Hing-Cheung

    Modified LMS Algorithm for Unbiased Impulse Response Estimation in Nonstationary Noise H. C. So and a modified least mean squares (LMS) algorithm is then developed for accurate system identification in noise, the least mean squares (LMS) algorithm [2], which is based on the minimum mean squared error (MMSE) crite

  6. Modified Advection-Aridity Model of Evapotranspiration Jozsef Szilagyi1

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    Szilagyi, Jozsef

    Modified Advection-Aridity Model of Evapotranspiration Jozsef Szilagyi1 ; Michael T. Hobbins2 1979 proposed the advection-aridity AA model of regional evapotranspiration based on Bouchet's 1963 ; and Janos Jozsa3 Abstract: The original and modified versions of the advection-aridity AA model of regional

  7. Modified Fresnel zone plates that produce sharp Gaussian focal spots

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Modified Fresnel zone plates that produce sharp Gaussian focal spots Qing Cao and Ju¨rgen Jahns Fresnel zone plate that can produce an approximate Gaussian focal spot is proposed for the focusing of 7.7 nm can be produced by a modified Fresnel zone plate with a minimum structure size of 30 nm

  8. Geons as wormholes of modified gravity

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    Olmo, Gonzalo J

    2016-01-01

    Wormholes may arise as solutions of extensions of General Relativity without violation of the energy conditions. Working in a Palatini approach we consider classical geometries supporting such wormholes. It is shown that the resulting space-times represent explicit realizations of the concept of geon introduced by Wheeler, interpreted as self-consistent bodies generated by an electromagnetic field without sources.

  9. Geometric and Electronic Properties of Graphene Modified by “External” N-Containing Groups

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    Wang, Xinde; Cai, Qiuxia; Zhuang, Guilin; Zhong, Xing; Mei, Donghai; Li, Xiaonian; Wang, Jianguo

    2014-10-14

    By means of the first-principles spin polarized density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we investigated structures and electronic properties of “external” nitrogen-containing groups (pyridine derivatives) modified graphene via single or double bonding mode. This study of single-bond pyridine derivatives modified graphene (SBPG) shows that the ortho-carbon is the most favorable adsorption site for pyridine derivatives on graphene, as confirmed by bader charge analysis. The external stability of pyridine derivatives on graphene by [2+2] cycloaddition is caused by the match between frontier orbitals of pyridine derivatives and those of graphene, which leading to the formation of stronger chemical bonds. Interestingly, electronic structure analysis reveals that the spin-up and spin-down parts DOS of SBPG clearly split, while it is not found for double-bonds pyridine derivatives modified graphene (DBPG). This work was supported by the 973 project (2013CB733501) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China ( 21101137, 21136001, 21176221, 21306169 and 91334013). D. Mei is supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multiprogram national laboratory operated for DOE by Battelle.

  10. Galactic Sun's motion in the Cold Dark Matter, MOdified Newtonian Dynamics and MOdified Gravity scenarios

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    Lorenzo Iorio

    2009-08-19

    We numerically integrate the equations of motion of the Sun in Galactocentric Cartesian rectangular coordinates for -4.5 Gyr <= t <= 0 in Newtonian mechanics with two different models for the Cold Dark Matter (CDM) halo, in MOdified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) and in MOdified Gravity (MOG) without resorting to CDM. The initial conditions used come from the latest kinematical determination of the 3D Sun's motion in the Milky Way (MW) by assuming for the rotation speed of the Local Standard of Rest (LSR) the recent value \\Theta_0=268 km s^-1 and the IAU recommended value \\Theta_0=220 km s^-1; the Sun is assumed located at 8.5 kpc from the Galactic Center (GC). For \\Theta_0=268 km s^-1 the birth of the Sun, 4.5 Gyr ago, would have occurred at large Galactocentric distances (12-27 kpc depending on the model used), while for \\Theta_0=220 km s^-1 it would have occurred at about 8.8-9.3 kpc for almost all the models used. The integrated trajectories are far from being circular, especially for \\Theta_0=268 km s^-1, and differ each other with the CDM models yielding the widest spatial extensions for the Sun's orbital path.

  11. Perihelion precession for modified Newtonian gravity

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    Schmidt, Hans-Juergen

    2008-07-15

    We calculate the perihelion precession {delta} for nearly circular orbits in a central potential V(r). Differently from other approaches to this problem, we do not assume that the potential is close to the Newtonian one. The main idea in the deduction is to apply the underlying symmetries of the system to show that {delta} must be a function of r{center_dot}V{sup ''}(r)/V{sup '}(r) and to use the transformation behavior of {delta} in a rotating system of reference. This is equivalent to say that the effective potential can be written in a one-parameter set of possibilities as the sum of centrifugal potential and potential of the central force. We get the following universal formula valid for V{sup '}(r)>0 reading {delta}(r)=2{pi}{center_dot}[(1/{radical}(3+r{center_dot}V{sup ''}(r)/V{sup '}(r)))-1]. It has to be read as follows: a circular orbit at this value r exists and is stable if and only if this {delta} is well-defined as real; and if this is the case, then the angular difference from one perihelion to the next one for nearly circular orbits at this r is exactly 2{pi}+{delta}(r). Then we apply this result to examples of recent interest like modified Newtonian gravity and linearized fourth-order gravity. In the second part of the paper, we generalize this universal formula to static spherically symmetric space-times ds{sup 2}=-e{sup 2{lambda}}{sup (r)}dt{sup 2}+e{sup 2{mu}}{sup (r)}dr{sup 2}+r{sup 2}d{omega}{sup 2}; for orbits near r it reads {delta}=2{pi}{center_dot}[(e{sup {mu}}{sup (r)}/{radical}(3-2r{center_dot}{lambda}{sup '}(r)+r{center_dot}{lambda}{sup ''}(r)/{lambda}{sup '}(r)))-1] and can be applied to a large class of theories. For the Schwarzschild black hole with mass parameter m>0 it leads to {delta}=2{pi}{center_dot}[(1/{radical}(1-(6m/r)))-1], a surprisingly unknown formula. It represents a strict result and is applicable for all values r>6m and is in good agreement with the fact that stable circular orbits exist for r>6m only. For r>>m, one can develop in powers of m and get the well-known approximation {delta}{approx_equal}(6{pi}m/r)

  12. Improving the efficiency and availability analysis of a modified reheat regenerative Rankine cycle

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    Bassily, A.M.

    1999-07-01

    Reheating in a reheat regenerative steam power cycle increases efficiency by increasing the average temperature of heat reception, but also increases the irreversibility of feed water heaters by raising the temperature of the superheated steam used for the regenerative process. This paper introduces some modifications to the regular reheat regenerative steam power cycle that reduce the irreversibility of the regenerative process. An availability analysis of the modified cycle and the regular reheat regenerative cycle as well as a comparison study between both cycles is done. The results indicate that a gain in energy efficiency of up to 2.5% as the steam generator pressure varies is obtained when applying such modifications at the same conditions of pressure, temperature's number of reheating stages, and feed water heaters. The availability analysis showed that such increase in efficiency is due to the reduction of the irreversibility of the regeneration process of the modified cycle.

  13. Traversable wormholes from surgically modified Schwarzschild spacetimes

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    Visser, Matt

    2008-01-01

    In this paper I present a new class of traversable wormholes. This is done by surgically grafting two Schwarzschild spacetimes together in such a way that no event horizon is permitted to form. This surgery concentrates a non--zero stress--energy on the boundary layer between the two asymptotically flat regions. I shall investigate this stress--energy in detail using the "junction condition" formalism. A feature of the present analysis is that this class of traversable wormholes is sufficiently simple for a (partial) dynamical stability analysis to be carried out. The stability analysis places constraints on the equation of state of the exotic matter that comprises the throat of the wormhole.

  14. Traversable wormholes from surgically modified Schwarzschild spacetimes

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    Matt Visser

    2008-09-04

    In this paper I present a new class of traversable wormholes. This is done by surgically grafting two Schwarzschild spacetimes together in such a way that no event horizon is permitted to form. This surgery concentrates a non--zero stress--energy on the boundary layer between the two asymptotically flat regions. I shall investigate this stress--energy in detail using the "junction condition" formalism. A feature of the present analysis is that this class of traversable wormholes is sufficiently simple for a (partial) dynamical stability analysis to be carried out. The stability analysis places constraints on the equation of state of the exotic matter that comprises the throat of the wormhole.

  15. A modified variational approach to scattering 

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    Parnell, Gregory Elliott

    1978-01-01

    that where Wg mr P (rj= ZrZ e (2. 9) in the units Eq. (2. 2). The Schrddinger wave equation for the system, H% = EW, then becomes ? '7- ? ?, +, -, ]I ? E'i t 22 s Ig, Iq &g! where E is the total energy of the system. This may be written [fl+H+ tj~p~](1... scattering, ft, is the bound electron wavefunction, and/& is the free electron wavefunction. Then, and (2. 7) where the P i&, (r) are the reduced radial eigenfunctions of the isolated nC hydrogenlike atom problem, gr) is analogously the reduced radial...

  16. Chemically Modified Metal Oxide Nanostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

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    Wang, Gongming

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Hydrogen energy with high energy density representsWang Hydrogen gas is chemical fuel with high energy density,

  17. Capital requirements for the transportation of energy materials: 1979 ARC estimates. Draft final report

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    Not Available

    1980-08-13

    This report contains TERA's estimates of capital requirements to transport natural gas, crude oil, petroleum products, and coal in the United States by 1990. The low, medium, and high world-oil-price scenarios from the EIA's Mid-range Energy Forecasting System (MEFS), as used in the 1979 Annual Report to Congress (ARC), were provided as a basis for the analysis and represent three alternative futures. TERA's approach varies by energy commodity to make best use of the information and analytical tools available. Summaries of transportation investment requirements through 1990 are given. Total investment requirements for three modes (pipelines, rails, waterways and the three energy commodities can accumulate to a $49.9 to $50.9 billion range depending on the scenario. The scenarios are distinguished primarily by the world price of oil which, given deregulation of domestic oil prices, affects US oil prices even more profoundly than in the past. The high price of oil, following the evidence of the last year, is projected to hold demand for oil below the recent past.

  18. Modifying Nanotubes Chemistry and Electronics of Carbon Nanotubes

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    Joselevich, Ernesto

    Modifying Nanotubes Chemistry and Electronics of Carbon Nanotubes Go Together Ernesto Joselevich* Keywords: chemical reactivity · electronic structure · molecular electronics · nanotechnology · nanotubes) in nanoelectronics is the control of their electronic properties, which can be either metallic or semi- conducting

  19. Genetically modified food and crops: perceptions of risks 

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    Hall, Clare R.

    2010-01-01

    The debate around genetically modified food and crops has proved to be complex and far-reaching, involving diverse stakeholder groups and many issues. Although the extent of global uptake of GM crops has been substantial ...

  20. Enhancing Protein-Resistance of PEO-Modified Biomaterials 

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    Murthy, Ranjini

    2010-01-16

    -RESISTANCE OF PEO-MODIFIED BIOMATERIALS A Dissertation by RANJINI MURTHY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2009 Major... Subject: Materials Science and Engineering ENHANCING PROTEIN-RESISTANCE OF PEO-MODIFIED BIOMATERIALS A Dissertation by RANJINI MURTHY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  1. Method for modifying trigger level for adsorber regeneration

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    Ruth, Michael J.; Cunningham, Michael J.

    2010-05-25

    A method for modifying a NO.sub.x adsorber regeneration triggering variable. Engine operating conditions are monitored until the regeneration triggering variable is met. The adsorber is regenerated and the adsorbtion efficiency of the adsorber is subsequently determined. The regeneration triggering variable is modified to correspond with the decline in adsorber efficiency. The adsorber efficiency may be determined using an empirically predetermined set of values or by using a pair of oxygen sensors to determine the oxygen response delay across the sensors.

  2. Solar System experiments do not yet veto modified gravity models

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    Valerio Faraoni

    2006-07-05

    The dynamical equivalence between modified and scalar-tensor gravity theories is revisited and it is concluded that it breaks down in the limit to general relativity. A gauge-independent analysis of cosmological perturbations in both classes of theories lends independent support to this conclusion. As a consequence, the PPN formalism of scalar-tensor gravity and Solar System experiments do not veto modified gravity, as previously thought.

  3. Development of Effective Solvent Modifiers for the Solvent Extraction of Cesium from Alkaline High-Level Tank Waste.

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    Bonnesen, Peter V.; Delmau, Laetitia H.; Moyer, Bruce A.; Lumetta, Gregg J. )

    2003-01-01

    A series of novel alkylphenoxy fluorinated alcohols were prepared and investigated for their effectiveness as modifiers in solvents containing calix[4]arene-bis-(tert-octylbenzo)-crown-6 for extracting cesium from alkaline nitrate media. A modifier that contained a terminal 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethoxy group was found to decompose following long-term exposure to warm alkaline solutions. However, replacement of the tetrafluoroethoxy group with a 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropoxy group led to a series of modifiers that possessed the alkaline stability required for a solvent extraction process. Within this series of modifiers, the structure of the alkyl substituent (tert-octyl, tert-butyl, tert-amyl, and sec-butyl) of the alkylphenoxy moiety was found to have a profound impact on the phase behavior of the solvent in liquid-liquid contacting experiments, and hence on the overall suitability of the modifier for a solvent extraction process. The sec-butyl derivative[1-(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol] (Cs-7SB) was found to possess the best overall balance of properties with respect to third phase and coalescence behavior, cleanup following degradation, resistance to solids formation, and cesium distribution behavior. Accordingly, this modifier was selected for use as a component of the solvent employed in the Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) process for removing cesium from high level nuclear waste (HLW) at the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Savannah River Site. In batch equilibrium experiments, this solvent has also been successfully shown to extract cesium from both simulated and actual solutions generated from caustic leaching of HLW tank sludge stored in tank B-110 at the DOE?s Hanford Site.

  4. The Market Effect of a Food Scare: The Case of Genetically Modified StarLink Corn

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    Carter, Colin A.; Smith, Aaron

    2004-01-01

    risk from genetically modified (GM) food. We analyze theof a Food Scare: The Case of Genetically Modified StarLinkof a Food Scare: The Case of Genetically Modified StarLink

  5. Black Hole Radiation with Modified Dispersion Relation in Tunneling Paradigm: Static Frame

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    Peng Wang; Haitang Yang

    2015-05-12

    Due to the exponential high gravitational red shift near the event horizon of a black hole, it might appears that the Hawking radiation would be highly sensitive to some unknown high energy physics. To study possible deviations from the Hawking's prediction, the dispersive field theory models have been proposed, following the Unruh's hydrodynamic analogue of a black hole radiation. In the dispersive field theory models, the dispersion relations of matter fields are modified at high energies, which leads to modifications of equations of motion. In this paper, we use the Hamilton-Jacobi method to investigate the dispersive field theory models. The preferred frame is the static frame of the black hole. The dispersion relation adopted agrees with the relativistic one at low energies but is modified near the Planck mass $m_{p}$. We calculate the corrections to the Hawking temperature for massive and charged particles to $\\mathcal{O}\\left(m_{p}^{-2}\\right) $ and massless and neutral particles to all orders. Our results suggest that the thermal spectrum of radiations near horizon is robust, e.g. corrections to the Hawking temperature are suppressed by $m_{p}$. After the spectrum of radiations near the horizon is obtained, we use the brick wall model to compute the thermal entropy of a massless scalar field near the horizon of a 4D spherically symmetric black hole. We find that the leading term of the entropy depends on how the dispersion relations of matter fields are modified, while the subleading logarithmic term does not. Finally, the luminosities of black holes are computed by using the geometric optics approximation.

  6. Modified Bernoulli Equation for Use with Combined Electro-Osmotic and Pressure-Driven Microflows

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    Adams, Thomas M

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we present electro-osmotic (EO) flow within a more traditional fluid mechanics framework. Specifically, the modified Bernoulli equation (viz. the energy equation, the mechanical energy equation, the pipe flow equation, etc.) is shown to be applicable to EO flows if an electrical potential energy term is also included. The form of the loss term in the modified Bernoulli equation is unaffected by the presence of an electric field; i.e., the loss term still represents the effect of wall shear stress, which can be represented via a friction factor. We show that that the friction factor for pure EO flow (no applied pressure gradient) varies inversely with the Reynolds number based on the Debeye length of the electric double layer. Expressions for friction factor for combined laminar pressure-driven and EO flow are also given. These are shown to be functions of Reynolds number and geometry, as well as the relative strength of the applied electric field to the applied pressure gradient.

  7. Black Hole Radiation with Modified Dispersion Relation in Tunneling Paradigm: Static Frame

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    Wang, Peng

    2015-01-01

    Due to the exponential high gravitational red shift near the event horizon of a black hole, it might appears that the Hawking radiation would be highly sensitive to some unknown high energy physics. To study possible deviations from the Hawking's prediction, the dispersive field theory models have been proposed, following the Unruh's hydrodynamic analogue of a black hole radiation. In the dispersive field theory models, the dispersion relations of matter fields are modified at high energies, which leads to modifications of equations of motion. In this paper, we use the Hamilton-Jacobi method to investigate the dispersive field theory models. The preferred frame is the static frame of the black hole. The dispersion relation adopted agrees with the relativistic one at low energies but is modified near the Planck mass $m_{p}$. We calculate the corrections to the Hawking temperature for massive and charged particles to $\\mathcal{O}\\left(m_{p}^{-2}\\right) $ and massless and neutral particles to all orders. Our res...

  8. In the Investigation of New Materials/Structures and Their Applications in Energy Storage/Conversion Systems

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    Zhong, Xing

    2014-01-01

    silicon based photocatalysts) and energy storage (new airenergy storage, we have investigated the modified silicon,Energy Storage 1 Chapter 2 Photocatalytic Properties of Porous Silicon

  9. Perspectives of people in Mali toward genetically-modified mosquitoes for malaria control

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    Marshall, John M; Touré, Mahamoudou B; Traore, Mohamed M; Famenini, Shannon; Taylor, Charles E

    2010-01-01

    vector Anopholes gambiae, in Mali, West Africa. GeneticsPerspectives of people in Mali toward genetically-modifiedPerspectives of people in Mali toward genetically-modified

  10. Modified T4 Lysozyme Fusion Proteins Facilitate G Protein-Coupled...

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    Modified T4 Lysozyme Fusion Proteins Facilitate G Protein-Coupled Receptor Crystallogenesis Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Modified T4 Lysozyme Fusion Proteins...

  11. Massive gravitational waves in Chern-Simons modified gravity

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    Myung, Yun Soo; Moon, Taeyoon E-mail: tymoon@inje.ac.kr

    2014-10-01

    We consider the nondynamical Chern-Simons (nCS) modified gravity, which is regarded as a parity-odd theory of massive gravity in four dimensions. We first find polarization modes of gravitational waves for ?=x/? in nCS modified gravity by using the Newman-Penrose formalism where the null complex tetrad is necessary to specify gravitational waves. We show that in the Newman–Penrose formalism, the number of polarization modes is one in addition to an unspecified ?{sub 4}, implying three degrees of freedom for ?=x/?. This compares with two for a canonical embedding of ?=t/?. Also, if one introduces the Ricci tensor formalism to describe a massive graviton arising from the nCS modified gravity, one finds one massive mode after making second-order wave equations, which is compared to five found from the parity-even Einstein–Weyl gravity.

  12. The kinetic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect in modified gravity

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    Bianchini, Federico

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the impact of modified theories of gravity on the kinetic Sunyaev-Zeldovich (kSZ) effect of the cosmic microwave background. We focus on a specific class of $f(R)$ models of gravity and compare their predictions for the kSZ power spectrum to that of the $\\Lambda$CDM model. We use a publicly available modified version of Halofit to properly include the nonlinear matter power spectrum of $f(R)$ in the modeling of the kSZ signal. We find that the well known modifications of the growth rate of structure in $f(R)$ can indeed induce sizable changes in the kSZ signal, which are more significant than the changes induced by modifications of the expansion history. We discuss prospects of using the kSZ signal as a complementary probe of modified gravity, giving an overview of assumptions and possible caveats in the modeling.

  13. Acidity characterization of a titanium and sulfate modified vermiculite

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    Hernandez, W.Y.; Centeno, M.A.; Odriozola, J.A.; Moreno, S.; Molina, R.

    2008-07-01

    A natural vermiculite has been modified with titanium and sulfated by the intercalation and impregnation method in order to optimize the acidity of the clay mineral, and characterization of samples were analyzed by X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption isotherms, diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) and temperature programmed desorption with ammonia (TPD-NH{sub 3}). All the modified solids have a significantly higher number of acidic sites with respect to the parent material and in all of these, Broensted as well as Lewis acidity are identified. The presence of sulfate appears not to increase the number of acidic centers in the modified clay. For the materials sulfated with the intercalation method, it is observed that the strength of the acidic sites found in the material increases with the nominal sulfate/metal ratio. Nevertheless, when elevated quantities of sulfur are deposited, diffusion problems in the heptane reaction appear.

  14. Method of detecting luminescent target ions with modified magnetic microspheres

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    Shkrob, Ilya A; Kaminski, Michael D

    2014-05-13

    This invention provides methods of using modified magnetic microspheres to extract target ions from a sample in order to detect their presence in a microfluidic environment. In one or more embodiments, the microspheres are modified with molecules on the surface that allow the target ions in the sample to form complexes with specific ligand molecules on the microsphere surface. In one or more embodiments, the microspheres are modified with molecules that sequester the target ions from the sample, but specific ligand molecules in solution subsequently re-extract the target ions from the microspheres into the solution, where the complexes form independent of the microsphere surface. Once the complexes form, they are exposed to an excitation wavelength light source suitable for exciting the target ion to emit a luminescent signal pattern. Detection of the luminescent signal pattern allows for determination of the presence of the target ions in the sample.

  15. ANALYSIS OF OUT OF DATE MCU MODIFIER LOCATED IN SRNL

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    Crawford, C.

    2014-10-22

    SRNL recently completed density measurements and chemical analyses on modifier samples stored in drums within SRNL. The modifier samples date back to 2008 and are in various quantities up to 40 gallons. Vendor information on the original samples indicates a shelf life of 5 years. There is interest in determining if samples that have been stored for more than the 5 year shelf life are still acceptable for use. The Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) Solvent component Cs-7SB [(2,2,3,3- tetraflouropropoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol, CAS #308362-88-1] is used as a diluent modifier to increase extractant solubility and provide physical characteristics necessary for diluent trimming.

  16. Miniature modified Faraday cup for micro electron beams

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    Teruya, Alan T. (Livermore, CA); Elmer, John W. (Danville, CA); Palmer, Todd A. (Livermore, CA); Walton, Chris C. (Berkeley, CA)

    2008-05-27

    A micro beam Faraday cup assembly includes a refractory metal layer with an odd number of thin, radially positioned traces in this refractory metal layer. Some of the radially positioned traces are located at the edge of the micro modified Faraday cup body and some of the radially positioned traces are located in the central portion of the micro modified Faraday cup body. Each set of traces is connected to a separate data acquisition channel to form multiple independent diagnostic networks. The data obtained from the two diagnostic networks are combined and inputted into a computed tomography algorithm to reconstruct the beam shape, size, and power density distribution.

  17. Accelerated Cosmological Models in Modified Gravity tested by distant Supernovae SNIa data

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    Andrzej Borowiec; Wlodzimierz Godlowski; Marek Szydlowski

    2006-08-03

    Recent supernovae of type Ia measurements and other astronomical observations suggest that our universe is in accelerating phase of evolution at the present epoch. While a dark energy of unknown form is usually proposed as the most feasible mechanism for the acceleration, there are appears some alternative conception that some effects arising from generalization of Einstein equation can mimic dark energy through a modified Friedmann equation. In this work we investigate some observational constraints on modified Friedmann equation obtained from generalized Lagrangian ${\\cal L} \\propto R^n$ in minimal coupling with matter in Palatini formalism. We mainly concentrate on the constraints of model parameters from distant supernovae but other constraint from baryon oscillation prior is also considered. We obtain the confidence levels on two additional model parameter ($n$,$\\Omega_{m,0}$). We conclude that the FRW model of First-Order Non-linear gravity survives several observational test like SNIa observation and baryon oscillation peaks. We find preferred value of $\\Omega_{m,0} \\simeq 0.3$ from combined analysis of supernovae data and baryon oscillation peak. For deeper statistical analysis we apply Akaike and Bayesian information criteria of model selection for comparison prediction of the model with prediction of concordance $\\Lambda$CDM model.

  18. Effect of optically modified polyethylene terephthalate fiber socks on chronic foot pain

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    York, Robyn MB; Gordon, Ian L

    2009-01-01

    of optically modified polyethylene terephthalate fiber sockswhether socks made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

  19. Control of mesoscopic transport by modifying transmission channels in opaque media

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    Sarma, Raktim; Liew, Seng Fatt; Guy, Mikhael; Cao, Hui

    2015-01-01

    While controlling particle diffusion in a confined geometry is a popular approach taken by both natural and artificial systems, it has not been widely adopted for controlling light transport in random media, where wave interference effects play a critical role. The transmission eigenchannels determine not only light propagation through the disordered system but also the energy concentrated inside. Here we propose and demonstrate an effective approach to modify these channels, whose structures are considered to be universal in conventional diffusive waveguides. By adjusting the waveguide geometry, we are able to alter the spatial profiles of the transmission eigenchannels significantly and deterministically from the universal ones. In addition, propagating channels may be converted to evanescent channels or vice versa by tapering the waveguide cross-section. Our approach allows to control not only the transmitted and reflected light, but also the depth profile of energy density inside the scattering system. In...

  20. Method of storing radioactive wastes using modified tobermorite

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    Komarneni, Sridhar (State College, PA); Roy, Della M. (State College, PA)

    1985-01-01

    A new cation exchanger is a modified tobermorite containing aluminum isomorphously substituted for silicon and containing sodium or potassium. The exchanger is selective for lead, rubidium, cobalt and cadmium and is selective for cesium over calcium or sodium. The tobermorites are compatable with cement and are useful for the long-term fixation and storage of radioactive nuclear wastes.

  1. Organically modified silicate coatings for optical fibers A. B. Wojcik

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    Matthewson, M. John

    Organically modified silicate coatings for optical fibers A. B. Wojcik L. C. Klein V. V. Rondinella been prepared to be used as protective coatings for optical fibers. The synthesis involves the reaction, solvent-free resins were obtained that hardened in seconds when exposed to UV radiation. The coating

  2. Poly(ethylene glycol)-Modified Ligninase Enhances Pentachlorophenol

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    Wang, Ping

    Poly(ethylene glycol)-Modified Ligninase Enhances Pentachlorophenol Biodegradation in Water-mail: ekn@ornl.gov Received 7 May 1998; accepted 5 December 1998 Abstract: Polychlorinated hydrocarbons are prevalent environmental contaminants whose rates of biodegrada- tion are limited by their minimal

  3. MODIFIED SOLAR INSOLATION AS AN AGRONOMIC FACTOR IN TERRACED ENVIRONMENTS

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    Evans, Tom

    of altitude, latitude, slope aspect, slope angle, and season. The net solar bene®t or cost from slope levelingMODIFIED SOLAR INSOLATION AS AN AGRONOMIC FACTOR IN TERRACED ENVIRONMENTS T. P. EVANS*1 AND B; Accepted 16 August 1999 ABSTRACT We present a model that calculates incident solar radiation falling

  4. Acid-Induced Gelation of Enzymatically Modified, Preheated Whey Proteins

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    Khan, Saad A.

    Acid-Induced Gelation of Enzymatically Modified, Preheated Whey Proteins AHMED S. EISSA AND SAAD A, North Carolina 27695-7905 Low-pH whey protein gels are formulated using a sequential protocol of heat-catalyzed -(-glutamyl)- lysine linkages, both at neutral pH, produce a polymerized protein solution. The molecular

  5. IRA Pivot Table Review Using Analyze to Modify Reports

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    1 IRA Pivot Table Review and Using Analyze to Modify Reports For help, email Financial.Reports in a downloadable table) and summarizes them at a higher level using a defined structure. For help, email Financial.Reports@dartmouth.edu Grand Total Section is a pivot table of the detail in the downloadable table or report table. #12;3 What

  6. On the test of the modified BCS at finite temperature

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    Nguyen Dinh Dang; Akito Arima

    2006-10-06

    The results and conclusions by Ponomarev and Vdovin [Phys. Rev. C {\\bf 72}, 034309 (2005)] are inadequate to judge the applicability of the modified BCS because they were obtained either in the temperature region, where the use of zero-temperature single-particle spectra is no longer justified, or in too limited configuration spaces.

  7. RESERVOIR SIMULATION USING MIXED METHODS, A MODIFIED METHOD CHARACTERISTICS,

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    Russell, Thomas F.

    RESERVOIR SIMULATION USING MIXED METHODS, A MODIFIED METHOD CHARACTERISTICS, AND LOCAL GRID Mathematical models for reservoir ow are governed by partial di#11;erential equations whose solution may v is the total Darcy velocity, p the total uid pressure [6], S denotes the saturation of water

  8. A MODIFIED BECKMAN MODEL DU SPEaROPHOTOMETER

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    The battery charger unit 3 Modification of cell holder 4 Discussion and conclusions 5 FIGURES 1,- -Modified in the Beckman DU Spectrophotometer, respectively.) 4 5. --Wiring diagram (sennidiagrammatic) of battery charger measure- ment of critical voltages; two trickle chargers for the 6-volt "A" batteries, provided with rate

  9. Tracking and Modifying Upper-body Human Motion Data

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    Zordan, Victor

    of humanlike characters affect the believability, aesthetic, and impact of an animation or virtual environment the dynamics of the animated character. Figure 1 shows a human actor and two animated characters tracking hisTracking and Modifying Upper-body Human Motion Data with Dynamic Simulation Victor B. Zordan

  10. Varying Speed of Light, Modified Chaplygin Gas and Accelerating Universe

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    Anup Kumar Singha; Ujjal Debnath

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we have considered a model of modified Chaplygin gas in VSL theory with variable gravitational constant $G$. We have shown that the evolution of the universe starts from radiation era to phantom model. The whole evolution of the universe has been shown diagramatically by using statefinder parameters.

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory ofDid you not find what youSummerEmployment Opportunities Thank you forEnergy

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  13. Chemically Modified Metal Oxide Nanostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

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    Wang, Gongming

    2013-01-01

    the more and more urgent energy crisis in today’s society.the more and more urgent energy crisis in today’s society.demanding and the faced energy crisis is becoming one of the

  14. Chemically Modified Metal Oxide Nanostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

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    Wang, Gongming

    2013-01-01

    Z. ; Li, Y. , Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, Qin,Zhang, J. Z. , Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, Lin,Wang, D. W. , Energy & Environmental Science 2011, 4, 10.

  15. Superbounce and Loop Quantum Cosmology Ekpyrosis from Modified Gravity

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    V. K. Oikonomou

    2015-04-07

    As is known, in modified cosmological theories of gravity many of the cosmologies which could not be generated by standard Einstein gravity, can be consistently described by $F(R)$ theories. Using known reconstruction techniques, we investigate which $F(R)$ theories can lead to a Hubble parameter describing two types of cosmological bounces, the superbounce model, related to supergravity and non-supersymmetric models of contracting ekpyrosis and also the Loop Quantum Cosmology modified ekpyrotic model. Since our method is an approximate method, we investigate the problem at large and small curvatures. As we evince, both models yield power law reconstructed $F(R)$ gravities, with the most interesting new feature being that both lead to accelerating cosmologies, in the large curvature approximation. The mathematical properties of the some Friedmann-Robertson-Walker spacetimes $M$, that describe superbounce-like cosmologies are also pointed out, with regards to the group of curvature collineations $CC(M)$.

  16. Regular and Chaotic Behaviors of Modified Rayleigh Duffing oscillator

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    C. H. Miwadinou; A. V. Monwanou; C. Ainamon; J. B. Chabi Orou

    2014-03-26

    The regular and chaotic behavior of modified Rayleigh-Duffing oscillator is studied. We consider in this paper the dynamics of Modified Rayleigh Duffing oscillator. The harmonic balance method are used to find the amplitudes of the oscillatory states, and analyze. The influence of system parameters are clearly found on the bifurcations in the response of this system is investigated. It is found also hysteresis and jump phenomenon are appered or desappered when certain parameters incrases or descrases. Various bifurcation structures, the variation of the Lyapunov exponent are obtained, using numerical simulations of the equations of motion. Various basin attraction are used to confirm the predictions of bifurcation structures and its corresponds Lyapunov exponent.

  17. A Modified Equation for Neural Conductance and Resonance

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    M. Robert Showalter

    1999-05-06

    A modified equation, the S-K equation, fits data that the current neural conduction equation, the K-R equation, does not. The S-K equation is a modified Heaviside equation, based on a new interpretation of cross terms. Elements of neural anatomy and function are reviewed to put the S-K equation into context. The fit between S-K and resonance-like neural data is then shown. Appendix 1: Derivation of crossterms that represent combinations of physical laws for a line conductor of finite length. Appendix 2: Evaluation of crossterms that represent combinations of physical laws according to consistency arguments. Appendix 3: Some background on resonance. Appendix 4: Web access to some brain modeling, correspondence with NATURE, and discussion of the work in George Johnson's New York Times forums.

  18. A cyclic cosmological model based on the f(?) modified theory of gravity

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    Yaoming Shi

    2011-07-02

    We consider FLRW cosmological models for perfect fluid (with rho as the energy density) in the frame work of the f(rho) modified theory of gravity [V. N. Tunyak, Russ. Phys. J. 21, 1221 (1978); J. R. Ray, L. L. Smalley, Phys. Rev. D. 26, 2615 (1982) ]. This theory, with total Lagrangian R-f(rho), can be considered as a cousin of the F(R) theory of gravity with total Lagrangian F(R)-rho. We can pick proper function forms f(rho) to achieve, as the F(R) theory does, the following 4 specific goals, (1) producing a non-singular cosmological model (Ricci scalar and Ricci tensor curvature are bounded); (2) explaining the cosmic early inflation and late acceleration in a unified fashion; (3) passing the solar system tests; (4) unifying the dark matter with dark energy. In addition we also achieve goal number (5): unify the regular matter/energy with dark matter/energy in a seamless fashion. The mathematics is simplified because in the f(rho) theory the leading terms in Einstein's equations are linear in second order derivative of metric wrt coordinates but in the F(R) theory the leading terms are linear in fourth order derivative of metric wrt coordinates.

  19. A modified method for barium titanate nanoparticles synthesis

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    Ashiri, R., E-mail: ro_ashiri@iaud.ac.ir [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Dezful Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 313, Dezful (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nemati, Ali [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9466, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9466, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sasani Ghamsari, M. [Solid State Lasers Research Group, Laser and Optics Research School, NSTRI, P.O. Box 11365-8486, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Solid State Lasers Research Group, Laser and Optics Research School, NSTRI, P.O. Box 11365-8486, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sanjabi, S. [Nanomaterials Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-143, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Nanomaterials Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-143, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Aalipour, M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9466, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9466, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-12-15

    Graphical abstract: TEM micrograph of BaTiO{sub 3} powders synthesized at 800 Degree-Sign C for 1 h and SAED pattern (inset) of BaTiO{sub 3} powders. In this research, a modified, cost efficient and quick sol-gel procedure was used for preparation of BaTiO{sub 3} nanoparticles. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A modified process was used for preparation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The modified process led to preparation of finer BaTiO{sub 3} nanoparticles in shorter period of time and lower temperature contrary to previous researches. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The proposed procedure seems to be more preferable for mass production. -- Abstract: In this research, a modified, cost effective sol-gel procedure applied to synthesize BaTiO{sub 3} nanoparticles. XRD and electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) applied for microstructural characterization of powders. The obtained results showed that the type of precursors, their ratio and the hydrolysis conditions had a great effect on time, temperature and therefore the costs of the synthesis process. By selection, utilization of optimized precursor's type, hydrolysis conditions, fine cubic BaTiO{sub 3} nanoparticles were synthesized at low temperature and in short time span (1 h calcination at 800 Degree-Sign C). The proposed procedure seems to be more preferable for mass production. The result indicated that the polymorphic transformation to tetragonal (ferroelectric characteristic) occurred at 900 Degree-Sign C, which might be an indication of being nanosized.

  20. Generalized second law of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity

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    Abdolmaleki, A

    2015-01-01

    Modified gravity and generalized second law (GSL) of thermodynamics are interesting topics in the modern cosmology. In this regard, we investigate the GSL of gravitational thermodynamics in the framework of modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity or f(G)-gravity. We consider a spatially FRW universe filled with the matter and radiation enclosed by the dynamical apparent horizon with the Hawking temperature. For two viable f(G) models, we first numerically solve the set of differential equations governing the dynamics of f(G)-gravity. Then, we obtain the evolutions of the Hubble parameter, the Gauss-Bonnet curvature invariant term, the density and equation of state parameters as well as the deceleration parameter. In addition, we check the energy conditions for both models and finally examine the validity of the GSL. For the selected f(G) models, we conclude that both models have a stable de Sitter attractor. The equation of state parameters behave quite similar to those of the LCDM model in the radiation/matter dominat...

  1. Probing hybrid modified gravity by stellar motion around Galactic Centre

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    D. Borka; S. Capozziello; P. Jovanovi?; V. Borka Jovanovi?

    2015-04-29

    We consider possible signatures for the so called {\\it hybrid gravity} within the Galactic Central Parsec. This modified theory of gravity consists of a superposition of the metric Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian with an $f(R)$ term constructed {\\it \\`{a} la Palatini } and can be easily reduced to an equivalent scalar-tensor theory. The present analysis is based on the S2 star orbital precession around the massive compact dark object at the Galactic Centre where the simulated orbits in hybrid modified gravity are compared with astronomical observations. These simulations result with strong constraints on the range of hybrid gravity interaction parameter $\\phi_0$ and show that its most probable value, in the case of S2 star, is around -0.0009 to -0.0002. At the same time, we are also able to obtain reliable constrains on the effective mass parameter $m_{\\phi}$ of hybrid modified gravity. Its most probable value, in the case of S2 star, is around -0.0034 to -0.0025. Furthermore, the hybrid gravity potential induces precession of S2 star orbit in the same direction as General Relativity. In previous papers, we considered other types of extended gravities, like metric power law $f(R)\\propto R^n$ gravity, inducing Yukawa and Sanders-like gravitational potentials, but it seems that hybrid gravity is the best among these models to explain different gravitational phenomena at different astronomical scales.

  2. Modified Dust and the Small Scale Crisis in CDM

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    Fabio Capela; Sabir Ramazanov

    2015-04-29

    At large scales and for sufficiently early times, dark matter is described as a pressureless perfect fluid---dust---non-interacting with Standard Model fields. These features are captured by a simple model with two scalars: a Lagrange multiplier and another playing the role of the velocity potential. That model arises naturally in some gravitational frameworks, e.g., the mimetic dark matter scenario. We consider an extension of the model by means of higher derivative terms, such that the dust solutions are preserved at the background level, but there is a non-zero sound speed at the linear level. We associate this {\\it Modified Dust} with dark matter, and study the linear evolution of cosmological perturbations in that picture. The most prominent effect is the suppression of their power spectrum for sufficiently large cosmological momenta. This can be relevant in view of the problems that cold dark matter faces at sub-galactic scales, e.g., the missing satellites problem. At even shorter scales, however, perturbations of Modified Dust are enhanced compared to the predictions of more common particle dark matter scenarios. This is a peculiarity of their evolution in radiation dominated background. We also briefly discuss clustering of Modified Dust. We write the system of equations in the Newtonian limit, and sketch the possible mechanism which could prevent the appearance of caustic singularities. The same mechanism may be relevant in light of the core-cusp problem.

  3. Self-gravitating clouds of generalized Chaplygin and modified anti-Chaplygin Gases

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    T. C. Lipscombe

    2008-12-08

    The Chaplygin gas has been proposed as a possible dark energy, dark matter candidate. As a working fluid in a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe, it exhibits early behavior reminiscent of dark matter, but at later times is more akin to a cosmological constant. In any such universe, however, one can expect local perturbations to form. Here we obtain the general equations for a self-gravitating relativistic Chaplygin gas. We solve these equations and obtain the mass-radius relationship for such structures, showing that only in the phantom regime is the mass-radius relationship large enough to be a serious candidate for highly compact massive objects at the galaxy core. In addition, we study the cosmology of a modified anti-Chaplygin gas. A self-gravitating cloud of this matter is an exact solution to Einstein's equations.

  4. Consistent Modified Gravity Analysis of Anisotropic Galaxy Clustering Using BOSS DR11

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    Song, Yong-Seon; Linder, Eric; Koyama, Kazuya; Sabiu, Cristiano G; Zhao, Gong-Bo; Bernardeau, Francis; Nishimichi, Takahiro; Okumura, Teppei

    2015-01-01

    We analyse the clustering of cosmic large scale structure using a consistent modified gravity perturbation theory, accounting for anisotropic effects along and transverse to the line of sight. The growth factor has a particular scale dependence in f(R) gravity and we fit for the shape parameter f_{R0} simultaneously with the distance and the large scale (general relativity) limit of the growth function. Using more than 690,000 galaxies in the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopy Survey Data Release 11, we find no evidence for extra scale dependence, with the 95\\% confidence upper limit |f_{R0}| <8 \\times 10^{-4}. Future clustering data, such as from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, can use this consistent methodology to impose tighter constraints.

  5. Modified Anti-de-Sitter Metric, Light-Front Quantized QCD, and...

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    Modified Anti-de-Sitter Metric, Light-Front Quantized QCD, and Conformal Quantum Mechanics Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Modified Anti-de-Sitter Metric, Light-Front...

  6. Post-Newtonian, Quasi-Circular Binary Inspirals in Quadratic Modified Gravity

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    Kent Yagi; Leo C. Stein; Nicolas Yunes; Takahiro Tanaka

    2012-04-16

    We consider a general class of quantum gravity-inspired, modified gravity theories, where the Einstein-Hilbert action is extended through the addition of all terms quadratic in the curvature tensor coupled to scalar fields with standard kinetic energy. This class of theories includes Einstein-Dilaton-Gauss-Bonnet and Chern-Simons modified gravity as special cases. We analytically derive and solve the coupled field equations in the post-Newtonian approximation, assuming a comparable-mass, spinning black hole binary source in a quasi-circular, weak-field/slow-motion orbit. We find that a naive subtraction of divergent piece associated with the point-particle approximation is ill-suited to represent compact objects in these theories. Instead, we model them by appropriate effective sources built so that known strong-field solutions are reproduced in the far-field limit. In doing so, we prove that black holes in Einstein-Dilaton-Gauss-Bonnet and Chern-Simons theory can have hair, while neutron stars have no scalar monopole charge, in diametrical opposition to results in scalar-tensor theories. We then employ techniques similar to the direct integration of the relaxed Einstein equations to obtain analytic expressions for the scalar field, metric perturbation, and the associated gravitational wave luminosity measured at infinity. We find that scalar field emission mainly dominates the energy flux budget, sourcing electric-type (even-parity) dipole scalar radiation and magnetic-type (odd-parity) quadrupole scalar radiation, correcting the General Relativistic prediction at relative -1PN and 2PN orders. Such modifications lead to corrections in the emitted gravitational waves that can be mapped to the parameterized post-Einsteinian framework. Such modifications could be strongly constrained with gravitational wave observations.

  7. The four `R's of energy security1 Larry Hughes

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    Hughes, Larry

    ERG/200902 The four `R's of energy security1 Larry Hughes Energy Research Group Department A slightly modified version of this paper was printed in Energy Policy, for copies, please visit http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2009.02.038 #12;The four `R's of energy security Larry Hughes Energy Research Group

  8. Dark Energy, or Worse

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    Professor Sean Carroll

    2010-01-08

    General relativity is inconsistent with cosmological observations unless we invoke components of dark matter and dark energy that dominate the universe. While it seems likely that these exotic substances really do exist, the alternative is worth considering: that Einstein's general relativity breaks down on cosmological scales. I will discuss models of modified gravity, tests in the solar system and elsewhere, and consequences for cosmology.

  9. Dark Energy, or Worse

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    Carroll, Sean (CalTech) [CalTech

    2006-11-13

    General relativity is inconsistent with cosmological observations unless we invoke components of dark matter and dark energy that dominate the universe. While it seems likely that these exotic substances really do exist, the alternative is worth considering: that Einstein's general relativity breaks down on cosmological scales. I will discuss models of modified gravity, tests in the solar system and elsewhere, and consequences for cosmology.

  10. SSRS 2008 Web Reports Information Technology Systems Last Modified: July, 2012 UNCW

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    Olszewski Jr., Edward A.

    SSRS 2008 Web Reports Information Technology Systems Last Modified: July, 2012 UNCW SQL Server REPORTS 2 #12;SSRS 2008 Web Reports Information Technology Systems Last Modified: July, 2012 UNCW Save. SSRSWEB REPORTS #12;SSRS 2008 Web Reports Information Technology Systems Last Modified: July

  11. Nanocomposite fibers and film containing polyolefin and surface-modified carbon nanotubes

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    Chu,Benjamin (Setauket, NY); Hsiao, Benjamin S. (Setauket, NY)

    2010-01-26

    Methods for modifying carbon nanotubes with organic compounds are disclosed. The modified carbon nanotubes have enhanced compatibility with polyolefins. Nanocomposites of the organo-modified carbon nanotubes and polyolefins can be used to produce both fibers and films having enhanced mechanical and electrical properties, especially the elongation-to-break ratio and the toughness of the fibers and/or films.

  12. Top Quark Mass Measurement in the Lepton plus Jets Channel Using a Modified Matrix Element Method

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    Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Adelman, J.; /Chicago U., EFI; Akimoto, T.; /Tsukuba U.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /CSIC, Catalunya; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U. /Waseda U.

    2008-12-01

    The authors report a measurement of the top quark mass, m{sub t}, obtained from p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron using the CDF II detector. They analyze a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.9 rfb{sup -1}. They select events with an electron or muon, large missing transverse energy, and exactly four high-energy jets in the central region of the detector, at least one of which is tagged as coming from a b quark. They calculate a signal likelihood using a matrix element integration method, where the matrix element is modified by using effective propagators to take into account assumptions on event kinematics. The event likelihood is a function of m{sub t} and a parameter JES that determines in situ the calibration of the jet energies. They use a neural network discriminant to distinguish signal from background events. They also apply a cut on the peak value of each event likelihood curve to reduce the contribution of background and badly reconstructed events. Using the 318 events that pass all selection criteria, they find m{sub t} = 172.7 {+-} 1.8 (stat. + JES) {+-} 1.2(syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}.

  13. Galaxy Clustering in 3D and Modified Gravity Theories

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    Dipak Munshi; Geraint Pratten; Patrick Valageas; Peter Coles; Philippe Brax

    2015-08-03

    We study Modified Gravity (MG) theories by modelling the redshifted matter power spectrum in a spherical Fourier-Bessel (sFB) basis. We use a fully non-linear description of the real-space matter power-spectrum and include the lowest-order redshift-space correction (Kaiser effect), taking into account some additional non-linear contributions. Ignoring relativistic corrections, which are not expected to play an important role for a shallow survey, we analyse two different modified gravity scenarios, namely the generalised Dilaton scalar-tensor theories and the $f({R})$ models in the large curvature regime. We compute the 3D power spectrum ${\\cal C}^s_{\\ell}(k_1,k_2)$ for various such MG theories with and without redshift space distortions, assuming precise knowledge of background cosmological parameters. Using an all-sky spectroscopic survey with Gaussian selection function $\\varphi(r)\\propto \\exp(-{r^2 / r^2_0})$, $r_0 = 150 \\, h^{-1} \\, {\\textrm{Mpc}}$, and number density of galaxies $\\bar {\\textrm{N}} =10^{-4}\\;{\\textrm{Mpc}}^{-3}$, we use a $\\chi^2$ analysis, and find that the lower-order $(\\ell \\leq 25)$ multipoles of ${\\cal C}^s_\\ell(k,k')$ (with radial modes restricted to $k 25$ modes can further reduce the error bars and thus in principle make cosmological gravity constraints competitive with solar system tests. However this will require an accurate modelling of non-linear redshift space distortions. Using a tomographic $\\beta(a)$-$m(a)$ parameterization we also derive constraints on specific parameters describing the Dilaton models of modified gravity.

  14. On the vacuum fluctuations, Pioneer Anomaly and Modified Newtonian Dynamics

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    Dragan Slavkov Hajdukovic

    2011-02-08

    We argue that the so-called "Pioneer Anomaly" is related to the quantum vacuum fluctuations. Our approach is based on the hypothesis of the gravitational repulsion between matter and antimatter, what allows considering, the virtual particle-antiparticle pairs in the physical vacuum, as gravitational dipoles. Our simplified calculations indicate that the anomalous deceleration of the Pioneer spacecrafts could be a consequence of the vacuum polarization in the gravitational field of the Sun. At the large distances, the vacuum polarization by baryonic matter could mimic dark matter what opens possibility that dark matter do not exist, as advocated by the Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND).

  15. Cosmological Exact Solutions in Some Modified Gravitational Theories

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    Bisabr, Yousef

    2015-01-01

    In a homogenous and isotropic cosmology, we introduce general exact solutions for some modified gravity models. In particular, we introduce exact solutions for power-law $f(R)$ gravity and Brans-Dicke theory in Einstein and Jordan conformal frames. In the Brans-Dicke case, the solutions are presented for both single and double exponential potentials in Einstein frame which correspond to power-law potentials in Jordan frame. Our analysis for extracting general exact solutions can also be generalized to those scalar-tensor theories in which the scalar field has an exponential coupling to Ricci scalar.

  16. Modified gaseous atmospheres for storage of beef, lamb and pork 

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    Davis, George Theodore

    1979-01-01

    MODIFIED G'~. ' . . OUS ATMOSPHERI. S FOR STORAGE OI REEF, I. PMB AND PORK A Thesis by GEORGE THEODORE DAVIS I II Submitted to thc. graduate college of Texas AsM University in partial fulfillment of the rec, u. 'rement fox the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December ' 1979 Major Subject: Animal "" ience MODIF1ED GASEOUS ATMOSPHERES FOR STORAGE OF BEEFi LAMB AND PORK A Thesis GEORGE THEODORE DAVIS III Approved as to style and content. by (Co Chairman of ommittee) (Member) (Member...

  17. Hydrogen peroxide modified sodium titanates with improved sorption capabilities

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    Nyman, May D. (Albuquerque, NM); Hobbs, David T. (North Augusta, SC)

    2009-02-24

    The sorption capabilities (e.g., kinetics, selectivity, capacity) of the baseline monosodium titanate (MST) sorbent material currently being used to sequester Sr-90 and alpha-emitting radioisotopes at the Savannah River Site are significantly improved when treated with hydrogen peroxide; either during the original synthesis of MST, or, as a post-treatment step after the MST has been synthesized. It is expected that these peroxide-modified MST sorbent materials will have significantly improved sorption capabilities for non-radioactive cations found in industrial processes and waste streams.

  18. Cosmological Exact Solutions in Some Modified Gravitational Theories

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    Yousef Bisabr

    2015-05-04

    In a homogenous and isotropic cosmology, we introduce general exact solutions for some modified gravity models. In particular, we introduce exact solutions for power-law $f(R)$ gravity and Brans-Dicke theory in Einstein and Jordan conformal frames. In the Brans-Dicke case, the solutions are presented for both single and double exponential potentials in Einstein frame which correspond to power-law potentials in Jordan frame. Our analysis for extracting general exact solutions can also be generalized to those scalar-tensor theories in which the scalar field has an exponential coupling to Ricci scalar.

  19. The modified Klein Gordon equation for neolithic population migration

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    M. Pelc; J. Marciak-Kozlowska; M. Kozlowski

    2007-03-11

    In this paper the model for the neolithic migration in Europe is developed. The new migration equation, the modified Klein Gordon equation is formulated and solved. It is shown that the migration process can be described as the hyperbolic diffusion with constant speed. In comparison to the existing models based on the generalization of the Fisher approach the present model describes the migration as the transport process with memory and offers the possibility to recover the initial state of migration which is the wave motion with finite velocity.

  20. Modified SIMD architecture suitable for single-chip implementation

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    Junichiro Makino

    2005-09-11

    We describe a modified SIMD architecture suitable for single-chip integration of a large number of processing elements, such as 1,000 or more. Important differences from traditional SIMD designs are: a) The size of the memory per processing elements is kept small. b) The processors are organized into groups, each with a small buffer memory. Reduction operation over the groups is done in hardware. The first change allows us to integrate a very large number of processing elements into a single chip. The second change allows us to achieve a close-to-peak performance for many scientific applications like particle-based simulations and dense-matrix operations.

  1. Dielectric behavior of barium modified strontium bismuth titanate ceramic

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    Nayak, P.; Badapanda, T.; Anwar, S.; Panigrahi, S.

    2014-04-24

    Barium Modified Strontium Bismuth Titanate(SBT) ceramic with general formula Sr1?xBaxBi4Ti4O15 is prepared by solid state reaction route. The structural analysis of the ceramics was done by X-ray diffraction technique. The X-ray patterns show that all the compositions are of single phase with orthorhombic structure. The temperature dependent dielectric behavior shows that the transition temperature decreases with Ba content but the maximum dielectric constant increases. The decreases of the transition with increase in Ba{sup 2+} ion, may be due to the decrease of orthorhombicity by the incorporation of Ba{sup 2+} ion in SBT lattice.

  2. Modified polynomial function model for reversed-field pinches

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  3. Chemically Modified Metal Oxide Nanostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

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    Wang, Gongming

    2013-01-01

    Central to the success of hydrogen technology is the efficient generation of hydrogen from a renewable energy

  4. Regulating the Regulators: The Increased Role for the Federal Judiciary in Monitoring the Debate over Genetically Modified Crops

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    Denton, Blake

    2007-01-01

    Policy on Genetically Modified Food and Agriculture, 44 B.C.Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods, 35 U. MICH. J.L.Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods in the United

  5. Unscreening modified gravity in the matter power spectrum

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    Lucas Lombriser; Fergus Simpson; Alexander Mead

    2015-01-20

    Viable modifications of gravity that may produce cosmic acceleration need to be screened in high-density regions such as the Solar System, where general relativity is well tested. Screening mechanisms also prevent strong anomalies in the large-scale structure and limit the constraints that can be inferred on these gravity models from cosmology. We find that by suppressing the contribution of the screened high-density regions in the matter power spectrum, allowing a greater contribution of unscreened low densities, modified gravity models can be more readily discriminated from the concordance cosmology. Moreover, by variation of density thresholds, degeneracies with other effects may be dealt with more adequately. Specializing to chameleon gravity as a worked example for screening in modified gravity, employing N-body simulations of f(R) models and the halo model of chameleon theories, we demonstrate the effectiveness of this method. We find that a percent-level measurement of the clipped power at k Solar System tests or distance indicators in unscreened dwarf galaxies.

  6. Unscreening Modified Gravity in the Matter Power Spectrum

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    Lucas Lombriser; Fergus Simpson; Alexander Mead

    2015-09-21

    Viable modifications of gravity that may produce cosmic acceleration need to be screened in high-density regions such as the Solar System, where general relativity is well tested. Screening mechanisms also prevent strong anomalies in the large-scale structure and limit the constraints that can be inferred on these gravity models from cosmology. We find that by suppressing the contribution of the screened high-density regions in the matter power spectrum, allowing a greater contribution of unscreened low densities, modified gravity models can be more readily discriminated from the concordance cosmology. Moreover, by variation of density thresholds, degeneracies with other effects may be dealt with more adequately. Specializing to chameleon gravity as a worked example for screening in modified gravity, employing N-body simulations of f(R) models and the halo model of chameleon theories, we demonstrate the effectiveness of this method. We find that a percent-level measurement of the clipped power at k Solar System tests or distance indicators in unscreened dwarf galaxies. Finally, we verify that our method is also applicable to the Vainshtein mechanism.

  7. Modified Gravity N-body Code Comparison Project

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    Hans A. Winther; Fabian Schmidt; Alexandre Barreira; Christian Arnold; Sownak Bose; Claudio Llinares; Marco Baldi; Bridget Falck; Wojciech A. Hellwing; Kazuya Koyama; Baojiu Li; David F. Mota; Ewald Puchwein; Robert Smith; Gong-Bo Zhao

    2015-06-21

    Self-consistent ${\\it N}$-body simulations of modified gravity models are a key ingredient to obtain rigorous constraints on deviations from General Relativity using large-scale structure observations. This paper provides the first detailed comparison of the results of different ${\\it N}$-body codes for the $f(R)$, DGP, and Symmetron models, starting from the same initial conditions. We find that the fractional deviation of the matter power spectrum from $\\Lambda$CDM agrees to better than $1\\%$ up to $k \\sim 5-10~h/{\\rm Mpc}$ between the different codes. These codes are thus able to meet the stringent accuracy requirements of upcoming observational surveys. All codes are also in good agreement in their results for the velocity divergence power spectrum, halo abundances and halo profiles. We also test the quasi-static limit, which is employed in most modified gravity ${\\it N}$-body codes, for the Symmetron model for which the most significant non-static effects among the models considered are expected. We conclude that this limit is a very good approximation for all of the observables considered here.

  8. Carbon dioxide pressure swing adsorption process using modified alumina adsorbents

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    Gaffney, T.R.; Golden, T.C.; Mayorga, S.G.; Brzozowski, J.R.; Taylor, F.W.

    1999-06-29

    A pressure swing adsorption process for absorbing CO[sub 2] from a gaseous mixture containing CO[sub 2] comprises introducing the gaseous mixture at a first pressure into a reactor containing a modified alumina adsorbent maintained at a temperature ranging from 100 C and 500 C to adsorb CO[sub 2] to provide a CO[sub 2] laden alumina adsorbent and a CO[sub 2] depleted gaseous mixture and contacting the CO[sub 2] laden adsorbent with a weakly adsorbing purge fluid at a second pressure which is lower than the first pressure to desorb CO[sub 2] from the CO[sub 2] laden alumina adsorbent. The modified alumina adsorbent which is formed by depositing a solution having a pH of 3.0 or more onto alumina and heating the alumina to a temperature ranging from 100 C and 600 C, is not degraded by high concentrations of water under process operating conditions. 1 fig.

  9. Morphological studies on block copolymer modified PA 6 blends

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    Poindl, M., E-mail: marcus.poindl@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de, E-mail: christian.bonten@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de; Bonten, C., E-mail: marcus.poindl@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de, E-mail: christian.bonten@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de [Institut für Kunststofftechnik, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

    2014-05-15

    Recent studies show that compounding polyamide 6 (PA 6) with a PA 6 polyether block copolymers made by reaction injection molding (RIM) or continuous anionic polymerization in a reactive extrusion process (REX) result in blends with high impact strength and high stiffness compared to conventional rubber blends. In this paper, different high impact PA 6 blends were prepared using a twin screw extruder. The different impact modifiers were an ethylene propylene copolymer, a PA PA 6 polyether block copolymer made by reaction injection molding and one made by reactive extrusion. To ensure good particle matrix bonding, the ethylene propylene copolymer was grafted with maleic anhydride (EPR-g-MA). Due to the molecular structure of the two block copolymers, a coupling agent was not necessary. The block copolymers are semi-crystalline and partially cross-linked in contrast to commonly used amorphous rubbers which are usually uncured. The combination of different analysis methods like atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) gave a detailed view in the structure of the blends. Due to the partial cross-linking, the particles of the block copolymers in the blends are not spherical like the ones of ethylene propylene copolymer. The differences in molecular structure, miscibility and grafting of the impact modifiers result in different mechanical properties and different blend morphologies.

  10. Modified Gravity N-body Code Comparison Project

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    Hans A. Winther; Fabian Schmidt; Alexandre Barreira; Christian Arnold; Sownak Bose; Claudio Llinares; Marco Baldi; Bridget Falck; Wojciech A. Hellwing; Kazuya Koyama; Baojiu Li; David F. Mota; Ewald Puchwein; Robert E. Smith; Gong-Bo Zhao

    2015-09-29

    Self-consistent ${\\it N}$-body simulations of modified gravity models are a key ingredient to obtain rigorous constraints on deviations from General Relativity using large-scale structure observations. This paper provides the first detailed comparison of the results of different ${\\it N}$-body codes for the $f(R)$, DGP, and Symmetron models, starting from the same initial conditions. We find that the fractional deviation of the matter power spectrum from $\\Lambda$CDM agrees to better than $1\\%$ up to $k \\sim 5-10~h/{\\rm Mpc}$ between the different codes. These codes are thus able to meet the stringent accuracy requirements of upcoming observational surveys. All codes are also in good agreement in their results for the velocity divergence power spectrum, halo abundances and halo profiles. We also test the quasi-static limit, which is employed in most modified gravity ${\\it N}$-body codes, for the Symmetron model for which the most significant non-static effects among the models considered are expected. We conclude that this limit is a very good approximation for all of the observables considered here.

  11. Energy deposition update Front End phone meeting

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Energy deposition update P. Snopok Front End phone meeting March 31, 2015 #12;MARS · Modified geometry is strongly desired · Energy change is via RF kick at the center of the cavity ­ MARS invokes in ICOOL/G4beamline · How thick the beampipe and shielding around (if any) should be ­ energy deposition

  12. The generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon and modified gravity theories

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    Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2010-05-28

    In this paper, we investigate the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon. Here we consider homogeneous and isotropic model of the universe filled with perfect fluid in one case and in another case holographic model of the universe has been considered. In the third case the matter in the universe is taken in the form of non-interacting two fluid system as holographic dark energy and dust. Here we study the above cases in the Modified gravity, f(R) gravity.

  13. AMENDMENT OF SOLIr ATI ON/MODIFI CATION OF CONTRACT 1. CONTRACT ID CODE PAGE OF PAGES

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  14. Overview of the Electrical Energy Segment of the Energy Information Administration/ Manufacturing Consumption Report 

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    Lockhead, S.

    1999-01-01

    , liquefied petroleum gas, coke and breeze, coal, and electricity, only the electricity segment is overviewed. Along with pure electrical energy consumption information, newly available data covers methods that manufacturers used to purchase and modify...

  15. Structural resistance of chemically modified 1-D nanostructured titanates in inorganic acid environment

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    Marinkovic, Bojan A.; Fredholm, Yann C.; Morgado, Edisson

    2010-10-15

    Sodium containing one-dimensional nanostructured layered titanates (1-D NSLT) were produced both from commercial anatase powder and Brazilian natural rutile mineral sands by alkali hydrothermal process. The 1-D NSLT were chemically modified with proton, cobalt or iron via ionic exchange and all products were additionally submitted to intensive inorganic acid aging (pH = 0.5) for 28 days. The morphology and crystal structure transformations of chemically modified 1-D NSLT were followed by transmission electron microscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, selected area electron diffraction and energy dispersive spectroscopy. It was found that the original sodium rich 1-D NSLT and cobalt substituted 1-D NSLT were completely converted to rutile nanoparticles, while the protonated form was transformed in a 70%-30% (by weight) anatase-rutile nanoparticles mixture, very similar to that of the well-known TiO{sub 2}-photocatalyst P25 (Degussa). The iron substituted 1-D NSLT presented better acid resistance as 13% of the original structure and morphology remained, the rest being converted in rutile. A significant amount of remaining 1-D NSLT was also observed after the acid treatment of the product obtained from rutile sand. The results showed that phase transformation of NSLT into titanium dioxide polymorph in inorganic acid conditions were controllable by varying the exchanged cations. Finally, the possibility to transform, through acid aging, 1-D NSLT obtained from Brazilian natural rutile sand into TiO{sub 2}-polymorphs was demonstrated for the first time to the best of authors' knowledge, opening path for producing TiO{sub 2}-nanoproducts with different morphologies through a simple process and from a low cost precursor.

  16. Modified natural inflation: A small single field model with a large tensor to scalar ratio

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    Debaprasad Maity; Pankaj Saha

    2015-01-09

    In this paper we explored in detail a phenomenological model of modified single field natural inflation in light of recent cosmological experiments, BICEP2. Our main goal is to construct an inflationary model which not only predicts the important cosmological quantities such as $(n_s, r)$ compatible with experimental observation, but also is consistent with the low energy effective theory framework. Therefore, all the fundamental scale apart from $M_p$ and quantities of our interest should be within the sub-Planckian region. In order to achieve our goal we modify the usual single field natural inflationary model by a specific form of higher derivative kinetic term called kinetic gravity braiding (KGB). One of our guiding principles to construct such a model is the constant shift symmetry of the axion. We have chosen the form of the KGB term in such a way that it predicts the required value of $n_s\\simeq 0.96$ and a large tensor to scalar ratio $r> 0.1$. Importantly for a wide range of parameter space our model has sub-Planckian axion decay constant $f$ and the scale of inflation $\\Lambda$. However, the reheating after the end of inflation limits the value of $f$ so that we are unable to get $f$ to be significantly lower than $M_p$. Furthermore, we find sub-Planckian field excursion for the axion field $\\Delta \\phi \\simeq f$ for the sufficient number of e-folding ${\\cal N} \\gtrsim 50 $. We also discussed in detail about the natural preheating mechanism in our model based on the recently proposed Chern-Simon coupling. We found this gravity mediated preheating is very difficult to achieve in our model. With our general analytic argument, we also would like to emphasize that Chern-Simons mediated preheating is very unlikely to happen in any slow roll inflationary model.

  17. Black Hole Radiation with Modified Dispersion Relation in Tunneling Paradigm: Free-fall Frame

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    Peng Wang; Haitang Yang; Shuxuan Ying

    2015-05-18

    Due to the exponential high gravitational red shift near the event horizon of a black hole, it might appear that the Hawking radiation would be highly sensitive to some unknown high energy physics. To study effects of any unknown physics at the Planck scale on the Hawking radiation, the dispersive field theory models have been proposed, which are variations of Unruh's sonic black hole analogy. In this paper, we use the Hamilton-Jacobi method to investigate the dispersive field theory models. The preferred frame is the free-fall frame of the black hole. The dispersion relation adopted agrees with the relativistic one at low energy but is modified near the Planck mass $m_{p}$. The corrections to the Hawking temperature are calculated for massive and charged particles to $\\mathcal{O}\\left( m_{p}^{-2}\\right) $ and neutral and massless particles with $\\lambda=0$ to all orders. The Hawking temperature of radiation agrees with the standard one at the leading order. After the spectrum of radiation near the horizon is obtained, we use the brick wall model to compute the thermal entropy of a massless scalar field near the horizon of a 4D spherically symmetric black hole and a 2D one. Finally, the luminosity of a Schwarzschild black hole is calculated by using the geometric optics approximation.

  18. Black Hole Radiation with Modified Dispersion Relation in Tunneling Paradigm: Free-fall Frame

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    Wang, Peng; Ying, Shuxuan

    2015-01-01

    Due to the exponential high gravitational red shift near the event horizon of a black hole, it might appear that the Hawking radiation would be highly sensitive to some unknown high energy physics. To study effects of any unknown physics at the Planck scale on the Hawking radiation, the dispersive field theory models have been proposed, which are variations of Unruh's sonic black hole analogy. In this paper, we use the Hamilton-Jacobi method to investigate the dispersive field theory models. The preferred frame is the free-fall frame of the black hole. The dispersion relation adopted agrees with the relativistic one at low energy but is modified near the Planck mass $m_{p}$. The corrections to the Hawking temperature are calculated for massive and charged particles to $\\mathcal{O}\\left( m_{p}^{-2}\\right) $ and neutral and massless particles with $\\lambda=0$ to all orders. The Hawking temperature of radiation agrees with the standard one at the leading order. After the spectrum of radiation near the horizon is...

  19. Modified magnetism within the coherence volume of superconducting...

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  20. DOE Announces Webinars on Genetically Modified Algae, NREL's...

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    Ready Homes, Building Stronger More Efficient Homes, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Fuel Cells at NASCAR, an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities, and...

  1. Test of modified BCS model at finite temperature

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    V. Yu. Ponomarev; A. I. Vdovin

    2005-08-24

    A recently suggested modified BCS (MBCS) model has been studied at finite temperature. We show that this approach does not allow the existence of the normal (non-superfluid) phase at any finite temperature. Other MBCS predictions such as a negative pairing gap, pairing induced by heating in closed-shell nuclei, and ``superfluid -- super-superfluid'' phase transition are discussed also. The MBCS model is tested by comparing with exact solutions for the picket fence model. Here, severe violation of the internal symmetry of the problem is detected. The MBCS equations are found to be inconsistent. The limit of the MBCS applicability has been determined to be far below the ``superfluid -- normal'' phase transition of the conventional FT-BCS, where the model performs worse than the FT-BCS.

  2. Modified zeolite-based catalyst for effective extinction hydrocracking

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    Yan, T.Y. (Mobil Research and Development Corp., Princeton, NJ (USA))

    1989-10-01

    The shape selectivity of zeolites makes them generally ineffective for extinction hydrocracking of polycyclic aromatic feeds. To overcome this problem, the zeolite can be modified with an amorphous cracking component to form a composite catalyst. This composite catalyst will be effective for extinction hydrocracking and retain the superior performance characteristics of a zeolite catalyst at the same time because the zeolite and the amorphous components of the catalyst operate complementarily. To illustrate this principle, NiW/REX-NiW/SiO/sub 2/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ composite catalyst was tested in the pilot plant. It was active, low in aging rate, resistant to nitrogen poisoning and high in selectivities for naphthas. The aged catalyst could be oxidatively regenerated to fully recover the activity and the product selectivities. This composite catalyst was superior to both individual (zeolite and amorphous) components for extinction hydrocracking. Catalysts similar to this have been used commercially for many years.

  3. Modified Magnicon for High-Gradient Accelerator R&D

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    Jay L. Hirshfield

    2011-12-19

    Analysis, and low-power cold tests are described on a modified design intended for the Ka-band pulsed magnicon now in use for high-gradient accelerator R and D and rare elementary particle searches at the Yale University Beam Physics Laboratory. The modification is mainly to the output cavity of the magnicon, which presently operates in the TM310 mode. It is proposed to substitute for this a dual-chamber TE311 cavity structure. The first chamber is to extract about 40% of the beam power (about 25 MW) at 34.272 GHz, while the second chamber is to convey the power to four WR-28 output waveguides. Minor design changes are also proposed for the penultimate 11.424 GHz cavity and the beam collector. The intention of these design changes is to allow the magnicon to operate reliably 24/7, with minor sensitivity to operating parameters.

  4. Thermodynamics of apparent horizon and modified Friedman equations

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    Ahmad Sheykhi

    2010-12-02

    Starting from the first law of thermodynamics, $dE=T_hdS_h+WdV$, at apparent horizon of a FRW universe, and assuming that the associated entropy with apparent horizon has a quantum corrected relation, $S=\\frac{A}{4G}-\\alpha \\ln \\frac{A}{4G}+\\beta \\frac{4G}{A}$, we derive modified Friedmann equations describing the dynamics of the universe with any spatial curvature. We also examine the time evolution of the total entropy including the quantum corrected entropy associated with the apparent horizon together with the matter field entropy inside the apparent horizon. Our study shows that, with the local equilibrium assumption, the generalized second law of thermodynamics is fulfilled in a region enclosed by the apparent horizon.

  5. Thermodynamics of Modified Chaplygin Gas and Tachyonic Field

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    Samarpita Bhattacharya; Ujjal Debnath

    2010-12-26

    Here we generalize the results of the work of ref. [10] in modified Chaplygin gas model and tachyonic field model. Here we have studied the thermodynamical behaviour and the equation of state in terms of volume and temperature for both models. We have used the solution and the corresponding equation of state of our previous work [12] for tachyonic field model. We have also studied the thermodynamical stability using thermal equation of state for the tachyonic field model and have shown that there is no critical points during thermodynamical expansion. The determination of $T_{*}$ due to expansion for the tachyonic field have been discussed by assuming some initial conditions. Here, the thermal quantities have been investigated using some reduced parameters.

  6. Surface modified stainless steels for PEM fuel cell bipolar plates

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    Brady, Michael P; Wang, Heli; Turner, John A

    2007-07-24

    A nitridation treated stainless steel article (such as a bipolar plate for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell) having lower interfacial contact electrical resistance and better corrosion resistance than an untreated stainless steel article is disclosed. The treated stainless steel article has a surface layer including nitrogen-modified chromium-base oxide and precipitates of chromium nitride formed during nitridation wherein oxygen is present in the surface layer at a greater concentration than nitrogen. The surface layer may further include precipitates of titanium nitride and/or aluminum oxide. The surface layer in the treated article is chemically heterogeneous surface rather than a uniform or semi-uniform surface layer exclusively rich in chromium, titanium or aluminum. The precipitates of titanium nitride and/or aluminum oxide are formed by the nitriding treatment wherein titanium and/or aluminum in the stainless steel are segregated to the surface layer in forms that exhibit a low contact resistance and good corrosion resistance.

  7. Methods for producing partially digested restriction DNA fragments and for producing a partially modified PCR product

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    Wong, Kwong-Kwok (Richland, WA)

    2000-01-01

    The present invention is an improved method of making a partially modified PCR product from a DNA fragment with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In a standard PCR process, the DNA fragment is combined with starting deoxynucleoside triphosphates, a primer, a buffer and a DNA polymerase in a PCR mixture. The PCR mixture is then reacted in the PCR producing copies of the DNA fragment. The improvement of the present invention is adding an amount of a modifier at any step prior to completion of the PCR process thereby randomly and partially modifying the copies of the DNA fragment as a partially modified PCR product. The partially modified PCR product may then be digested with an enzyme that cuts the partially modified PCR product at unmodified sites thereby producing an array of DNA restriction fragments.

  8. Ultrasonic Characterization of Surface Modified Layers BRET J. ELKIND, MOSHE ROSEN, and HAYDN N.G. WADLEY

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    Wadley, Haydn

    and surface modified layers to fulfill the role of sensors in emerging intelligent materials processing

  9. E43revision:2004-03-30modified:2004-03-30 Revised GCH

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    Shelah, Saharon

    E43revision:2004-03-30modified:2004-03-30 ' & $ % Revised GCH Saharon Shelah March 28, 2004 shelah@math.huji.ac.il The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rutgers University 1 #12;E43revision:2004-03-30modified:200423) 2 #12;E43revision:2004-03-30modified:2004-03-30 ' & $ % A prelude It is good to start with some

  10. (E8)revision:2001-03-23modified:2001-03-24 Saharon Shelah

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    Shelah, Saharon

    (E8)revision:2001-03-23modified:2001-03-24 A NOTE SHE8 Saharon Shelah Institute of Mathematics Typeset by AMS-TEX 1 #12;(E8)revision:2001-03-23modified:2001-03-24 2 SAHARON SHELAH Main Results See is free. Remark. The proof works for general classes. #12;(E8)revision:2001-03-23modified:2001

  11. Integral encounter theories of the multistage reactions. III. Reversible intramolecular energy transfer

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    Burshtein, Anatoly

    Integral encounter theories of the multistage reactions. III. Reversible intramolecular energy January 2001 The matrix Integral Encounter Theory IET and its modified version MET developed earlier states is longer. Integral encounter theory describes adequately the kinetics of energy conservation

  12. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy An Introduction to the 2010 Fuel Cell Pre a d t ade o a to educe Advancing Presidential Priorities Energy efficiency and renewable energy, cleanest, Recovery Act energy projectsfastest energy source ­ energy efficiency · Double renewable energy

  13. Method of producing titanium-modified austenitic steel having improved swelling resistance

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    Megusar, Janez (Belmont, MA); Grant, Nicholas J. (Winchester, MA)

    1989-01-01

    A process for improving the swelling resistance of a titanium-modified austenitic stainless steel that involves a combination of rapid solidification and dynamic compaction techniques.

  14. Radical-cured block copolymer-modified thermosets

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    Redline, Erica M.; Francis, Lorraine F.; Bates, Frank S.

    2013-01-10

    Poly(ethylene-alt-propylene)-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEP-PEO) diblock copolymers were synthesized and added at 4 wt % to 2,2-bis[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropoxy)phenyl]propane (BisGMA), a monomer that cures using free radical chemistry. In separate experiments, poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate (PEGDMA) was combined as a secondary monomer with BisGMA and the monomers were loaded with 4 wt % PEP-PEO. The diblock copolymers self-assembled into well-dispersed spherical micelles with PEP cores and PEO coronas. No appreciable change in the final extent of cure of the thermosets was caused by the addition of diblock copolymer, except in the case of BisGMA, where the addition of the block copolymer increased extent of cure by 12%. Furthermore, the extent of cure was increased by 29% and 37% with the addition of 25 and 50 wt % PEGDMA, respectively. Elastic modulus and fracture resistance were also determined, and the values indicate that the addition of block copolymers does not significantly toughen the thermoset materials. This finding is surprising when compared with the large increase in fracture resistance seen in block copolymer-modified epoxies, and an explanation is proposed.

  15. Modified Regge Calculus as an Explanation of Dark Matter

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    Stuckey, W M; Silberstein, Michael

    2015-01-01

    According to modified Regge calculus (MORC), large-scale rarified distributions of matter can lead to perturbative corrections of the corresponding spacetime geometry of general relativity (GR). It is well known in GR that the dynamic mass of the matter generating the exterior Schwarzschild vacuum solution to Einstein's equations can differ from the proper mass of that same matter per the interior solution. For galactic rotation curves and the mass profiles of X-ray clusters, we use MORC to propose that it is precisely this type of mass difference on an enhanced scale that is currently attributed to non-baryonic dark matter. We argue that this same approach is applicable to Regge calculus cosmology and the modeling of anisotropies in the angular power spectrum of the CMB due to acoustic oscillations, so it should be applicable to explaining dark matter phenomena on that scale as well. We account for the value of the dynamic mass by a simple geometric scaling of the proper mass of the baryonic matter in galaxi...

  16. AVLIS modified direct denitration: UO{sub 3} powder evaluation

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    Slagle, O.D.; Davis, N.C.; Parchen, L.J.

    1994-02-01

    The evaluation study demonstrated that AVLIS-enriched uranium converted to UO{sub 3} can be used to prepare UO{sub 3} pellets having densities in the range required for commercial power reactor fuel. Specifically, the program has demonstrated that MDD (Modified Direct Denitration)-derived UO{sub 2} powders can be reduced to sinterable UO{sub 2} powder using reduction techniques that allow control of the final powder characteristics; the resulting UO{sub 2} powders can be processed/sintered using standard powder preparation and pellet fabrication techniques to yield pellets with densities greater than 96% TD; pellet microstructures appear similar to those of power reactor fuel, and because of the high final pellet densities, it is expected that they would remain stable during in-reactor operation; the results of the present study confirm the results of a similar study carried out in 1982 (Davis and Griffin 1992). The laboratory processes were selected on the basis that they could be scaled up to standard commercial fuel processing. However, larger scale testing may be required to establish techniques compatible with commercial fuel fabrication techniques.

  17. Gold Binding by Native and Chemically Modified Hops Biomasses

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    López, M. Laura; Gardea-Torresdey, J. L.; Peralta-Videa, J. R.; de la Rosa, G.; Armendáriz, V.; Herrera, I.; Troiani, H.; Henning, J.

    2005-01-01

    Heavy metals from mining, smelting operations and other industrial processing facilities pollute wastewaters worldwide. Extraction of metals from industrial effluents has been widely studied due to the economic advantages and the relative ease of technical implementation. Consequently, the search for new and improved methodologies for the recovery of gold has increased. In this particular research, the use of cone hops biomass ( Humulus lupulus ) was investigated as a new option for gold recovery. The results showed that the gold binding to native hops biomass was pH dependent from pH 2 to pH 6, with a maximum percentage bindingmore »at pH 3. Time dependency studies demonstrated that Au(III) binding to native and modified cone hops biomasses was found to be time independent at pH 2 while at pH 5, it was time dependent. Capacity experiments demonstrated that at pH 2, esterified hops biomass bound 33.4 mg Au/g of biomass, while native and hydrolyzed hops biomasses bound 28.2 and 12.0 mg Au/g of biomass, respectively. However, at pH 5 the binding capacities were 38.9, 37.8 and 11.4 mg of Au per gram of native, esterified and hydrolyzed hops biomasses, respectively. « less

  18. Operational forecasting based on a modified Weather Research and Forecasting model

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    Lundquist, J; Glascoe, L; Obrecht, J

    2010-03-18

    Accurate short-term forecasts of wind resources are required for efficient wind farm operation and ultimately for the integration of large amounts of wind-generated power into electrical grids. Siemens Energy Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, with the University of Colorado at Boulder, are collaborating on the design of an operational forecasting system for large wind farms. The basis of the system is the numerical weather prediction tool, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model; large-eddy simulations and data assimilation approaches are used to refine and tailor the forecasting system. Representation of the atmospheric boundary layer is modified, based on high-resolution large-eddy simulations of the atmospheric boundary. These large-eddy simulations incorporate wake effects from upwind turbines on downwind turbines as well as represent complex atmospheric variability due to complex terrain and surface features as well as atmospheric stability. Real-time hub-height wind speed and other meteorological data streams from existing wind farms are incorporated into the modeling system to enable uncertainty quantification through probabilistic forecasts. A companion investigation has identified optimal boundary-layer physics options for low-level forecasts in complex terrain, toward employing decadal WRF simulations to anticipate large-scale changes in wind resource availability due to global climate change.

  19. Experimental study of a fiber absorber-suppressor modified Trombe wall

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    Choudhury, D; Birkebak, R C

    1982-12-01

    An experimental study has been conducted to ascertain the effects of introducing fiber bed absorbers on Trombe wall passive solar collectors. Two identical, Trombe wall passive solar units were constructed that incorporate the basic components of masonry collector-storage walls: glazings, masonry and thermal insulation. Both units were extensively instrumented with thermocouples and heat flux transducers. Ambient temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and insolation are also measured. In the first part of the study the two Trombe wall units were tested with a single glass cover. The thermal performance of both units was found to be virtually identical. In the second part of the study a single cover Trombe wall unit was compared with a double cover unit and the latter was found to have higher air gap and masonry wall temperatures and heat fluxes. In the final phase of the experiment, an absorbing, scattering and emitting fiberglass-like material was placed in the air gap of the single gazed wall. Tests were conducted to compare the solar-thermal performance, heat loss and gain characteristics between the units with and without the fiber absorber-suppressor. This experiment showed that the fiber bed served to decouple the wall at night from its exterior environment and to reduce the heat losses. The modified Trombe wall with the fiber absorber-suppressor out-performed the double glazed Trombe wall system by approximately ten percent gain in useable thermal energy. Also, the fiber bed eliminates one glazing thereby reducing system cost as well.

  20. Energy Conservation and Pomeron Loops in High Energy Evolution

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    Emil Avsar

    2006-10-31

    We present a formalism which modifies the Mueller Dipole Model such that it incorporates energy-momentum conservation and also important colour suppressed effects. We implement our formalism in a Monte Carlo simulation and compare the results to inclusive data from HERA and the Tevatron, where we see that there is a good agreement between the data and our model.

  1. Investigation of flow modifying tools for the continuous unloading of wet-gas wells 

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    Ali, Ahsan Jawaid

    2003-01-01

    patented vortex flow modifier to lift liquids from low rate (stripper) gas wells. Vortex Flow LLC has developed a flow modifying tool using the patented EcoVeyor technology developed by EcoTech. This technology has been used successfully for almost a...

  2. Test-Suite Reduction and Prioritization for Modified Condition/Decision Coverage

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    Harrold, Mary Jean

    Test-Suite Reduction and Prioritization for Modified Condition/Decision Coverage James A. Jones (MC/DC) adequate. Despite its cost, there is evidence that MC/DC is an effective verification technique, and can help to uncover safety faults. As the software is modified and new test cases are added

  3. Test-Suite Reduction and Prioritization for Modified Condition/Decision Coverage

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    Harrold, Mary Jean

    Test-Suite Reduction and Prioritization for Modified Condition/Decision Coverage James A. Jones condition/decision coverage (MC/DC) adequate. Despite its cost, there is evidence that MC/DC is an effective verification technique and can help to uncover safety faults. As the software is modified and new test cases

  4. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 22 (2007) 26362642 Organophosphorus hydrolase multilayer modified microcantilevers

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    Chen, Wilfred

    2007-01-01

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 22 (2007) 2636­2642 Organophosphorus hydrolase multilayer modified Abstract We report a biosensor based on organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH) multilayer modified biosensors based on pH modulation. There was a good intra-sensor and an acceptable inter

  5. IDS120j WITHOUT RESISTIVE MAGNETS MODIFYING Hg MODULE ( NEW SH#1 REGION + Hg POOL LENGTH)

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    McDonald, Kirk

    IDS120j WITHOUT RESISTIVE MAGNETS MODIFYING Hg MODULE ( NEW SH#1 REGION + Hg POOL LENGTH) Nicholas CRYO#1 WAS DECIDED DURING THE LAST MEETING AND AN EXTENSION OF THE Hg POOL UPSTREAM UP TO ~ - 100 cm FROM SIMULATIONS WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL AND SH#1 REGION

  6. 496revision:1995-12-25modified:1995-12-26 "Menas' Result is Best Possible"

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    Shelah, Saharon

    496revision:1995-12-25modified:1995-12-26 "Menas' Result is Best Possible" by Arthur W. Apter Brunswick, New Jersey 08904 December 11, 1995 Abstract: Generalizing some earlier techniques due supporting this research. 1 #12;496revision:1995-12-25modified:1995-12-26 §0 Introduction and Preliminaries

  7. (456)revision:1995-09-23modified:1995-09-23 UNIVERSAL IN (< )-STABLE

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    Shelah, Saharon

    (456)revision:1995-09-23modified:1995-09-23 UNIVERSAL IN ( Science Foundation; Pub. No.456 Typeset by AMS-TEX 1 #12;(456)revision:1995-09-23modified:1995-09-23 2]. More results in these directions may be found in [Sh 457], [Sh 500]. #12;(456)revision:1995

  8. 3D MEMS Simulation Modeling Using Modified Nodal Analysis J. V. Clark, N. Zhou, D. Bindel,

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    3D MEMS Simulation Modeling Using Modified Nodal Analysis J. V. Clark, N. Zhou, D. Bindel, L, and experimental verification of several MEMS devices are presented. Simulated results include 3D mode analysis. To simulate the performance of these MEMS devices a modified nodal analysis approach is used to formulate

  9. Chromate transport through columns packed with surfactant-modified zeolite/zero valent iron pellets

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    Li, Zhaohui

    Chromate transport through columns packed with surfactant-modified zeolite/zero valent iron pellets Chromate transport through columns packed with zeolite/zero valent iron (Z/ZVI) pellets, either untreated originated from chromate sorption onto the HDTMA modified Z/ZVI pellets. Due to dual porosity, the presence

  10. Decline of Birds in a Human Modified Coastal Dune Forest Landscape in South Africa

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    Pretoria, University of

    @zoology.up.ac.za Introduction Coastal dune forest is one of South Africa's rarest vegetation types; restricted to the easternDecline of Birds in a Human Modified Coastal Dune Forest Landscape in South Africa Morgan J modified coastal dune forest landscape in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. However, occurrence does

  11. MODELLING MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES USING MEMBRANE SYSTEMS

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    Hinze, Thomas

    of polymeric film in or- der to modify the O2 and CO2 concentrations inside the package, reducing metabolic are not fully under- stood. As examples we can refer to the little knowl- edge about the effect of CO2MODELLING MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES USING MEMBRANE SYSTEMS Gabi

  12. Elastin protein levels are a vital modifier affecting normal lung development and susceptibility to emphysema

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    Mecham, Robert

    Elastin protein levels are a vital modifier affecting normal lung development and susceptibility modifier affecting normal lung development and susceptibility to emphysema. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol-induced emphysema is highly variable, and numerous genetic and environmental factors are thought to mitigate lung

  13. Modified Fresnel zone plates with sharp Gaussian focal spots Qing Cao and Jurgen Jahns

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Modified Fresnel zone plates with sharp Gaussian focal spots Qing Cao and J¨urgen Jahns Traditional Fresnel zone plates (TFZPs) and photon sieves [1, 2, 3] can be used for the focusing and imaging of soft x.e. a modified Fresnel zone plate, MFZP) can realized the same functions as a photon sieve. In particular, we

  14. Modified composite Fresnel zone plates with high numerical apertures Qing Cao and Jurgen Jahns

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    Jahns, Jürgen

    Modified composite Fresnel zone plates with high numerical apertures Qing Cao and J¨urgen Jahns Traditional Fresnel zone plates (TFZPs) can be used for the focusing and imaging of soft x-rays and EUV proposed the modified Fresnel zone plates that can produce sharp Gaussian focal spots (we call them

  15. Modified Fresnel computer-generated hologram directly recorded by multiple-viewpoint projections

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    Rosen, Joseph

    Modified Fresnel computer-generated hologram directly recorded by multiple-viewpoint projections February 2008 An efficient method for obtaining modified Fresnel holograms of real existing three, this one is able to calculate the Fresnel hologram of the 3-D scene directly rather than calculating

  16. Water Infiltration in Layered Soils with Air Entrapment: Modified Green-Ampt

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    Zhan, Hongbin

    . This study proposed a modified Green-Ampt model (MGAM) to simulate water infiltration in layered soilsWater Infiltration in Layered Soils with Air Entrapment: Modified Green-Ampt Model and Experimental-phase (gaseous and liquid phase) flow model to describe water infiltration in layered soils with air entrap- ment

  17. Solid State Ionics 111 (1998) 117123 Composite polymer electrolytes using surface-modified fumed

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    Raghavan, Srinivasa

    1998-01-01

    Solid State Ionics 111 (1998) 117­123 Composite polymer electrolytes using surface-modified fumed April 1998 Abstract We report results from our studies on composite polymer electrolytes based on novel surface-modified fumed silicas. The electrolytes were prepared by dispersing fumed silica in a matrix

  18. Using UML in Architecture-Level Modifiability Analysis Nico Lassing, Daan Rijsenbrij and Hans van Vliet

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    van Vliet, Hans

    Using UML in Architecture-Level Modifiability Analysis Nico Lassing, Daan Rijsenbrij and Hans van architecture-level modifiability analysis of business information systems, we use architectural views to determine and express the effect of change scenarios. We distinguish four architectural views. We used

  19. 96 Journal of Student Research in Environmental Science at Appalachian Genetically Modified Maize (Bt corn) and

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    doses for long periods. Introduction Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), are or- ganisms that have been genetically modified to increase crop yields and/or crop quality [1]. Varieties of GMO are still controversial. This review will focus on the studied effects of specific GMO strands of maize MON

  20. Improved flywheel materials : characterization of nanofiber modified flywheel test specimen.

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    Boyle, Timothy J.; Bell, Nelson Simmons; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Anderson, Benjamin John; Miller, William Kenneth

    2013-09-01

    As alternative energy generating devices (i.e., solar, wind, etc) are added onto the electrical energy grid (AC grid), irregularities in the available electricity due to natural occurrences (i.e., clouds reducing solar input or wind burst increasing wind powered turbines) will be dramatically increased. Due to their almost instantaneous response, modern flywheel-based energy storage devices can act a mechanical mechanism to regulate the AC grid; however, improved spin speeds will be required to meet the necessary energy levels to balance thesegreen' energy variances. Focusing on composite flywheels, we have investigated methods for improving the spin speeds based on materials needs. The so-called composite flywheels are composed of carbon fiber (C-fiber), glass fiber, and aglue' (resin) to hold them together. For this effort, we have focused on the addition of fillers to the resin in order to improve its properties. Based on the high loads required for standard meso-sized fillers, this project investigated the utility of ceramic nanofillers since they can be added at very low load levels due to their high surface area. The impact that TiO2 nanowires had on the final strength of the flywheel material was determined by athree-point-bend' test. The results of the introduction of nanomaterials demonstrated an increase instrength' of the flywheel's C-fiber-resin moiety, with an upper limit of a 30% increase being reported. An analysis of the economic impact concerning the utilization of the nanowires was undertaken and after accounting for new-technology and additional production costs, return on improved-nanocomposite investment was approximated at 4-6% per year over the 20-year expected service life. Further, it was determined based on the 30% improvement in strength, this change may enable a 20-30% reduction in flywheel energy storage cost (%24/kW-h).

  1. Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Support Task Order Modified | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRD Report11, SolarMatFermiGuidoEnvironmental ReviewsEnergy

  2. Energy conservation potential of surface modification technologies

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    Le, H.K.; Horne, D.M.; Silberglitt, R.S.

    1985-09-01

    This report assesses the energy conservation impact of surface modification technologies on the metalworking industries. The energy conservation impact of surface modification technologies on the metalworking industries is assessed by estimating their friction and wear tribological sinks and the subsequent reduction in these sinks when surface modified tools are used. Ion implantation, coatings, and laser and electron beam surface modifications are considered.

  3. Modified SBA-15 as the carrier for metoprolol and papaverine: Adsorption and release study

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    Moritz, MichaL [Faculty of Chemistry, A. Mickiewicz University, Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780 Poznan (Poland); Laniecki, Marek, E-mail: laniecki@amu.edu.pl [Faculty of Chemistry, A. Mickiewicz University, Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780 Poznan (Poland)

    2011-07-15

    A series of modified SBA-15 materials were applied in drug delivery systems. The internal surface of siliceous hexagonal structure of SBA-15 was modified with different amount of (3-mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane (MPTMS) and oxidized in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. The sulfonated material was loaded with metoprolol tartrate or papaverine hydrochloride. Both drugs indicated strong chemical interaction with modified mesoporous surface. The characteristic of the obtained materials was performed with XRD and DRUV-vis spectrometry, themogravimetry and nitrogen adsorption (BET) measurements. The obtained results show that modification of the mesoporous materials leads towards significant decrease of the drug delivery rate. - Graphical abstract: XRD and DSC of the -SO{sub 3}H modified SBA-15 loaded with metoprolol. Highlights: > Modification of SBA-15 internal channels with SO{sub 3}H groups. > Adsorption of metoprolol and papaverine on modified SBA-15. > Uniform and homogeneous distribution of the drugs inside the mesoporous structure of SBA-15. > Release of the supported drugs.

  4. Parton Energy Loss with Detailed Balance

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    Enke Wang; Xin-Nian Wang

    2001-06-28

    Stimulated gluon emission and thermal absorption in addition to induced radiation are considered for an energetic parton propagating inside a quark- gluon plasma. In the presence of thermal gluons, stimulated emission reduces while absorption increases the parton's energy. The net effect is a reduction of the parton energy loss. Though decreasing asymptotically as $T/E$ with the parton energy, the relative reduction is found to be important for intermediate energies. The modified energy dependence of the energy loss will affect the shape of suppression of moderately high $p_T$ hadrons due to jet quenching in high-energy heavy-ion collisions.

  5. MefA-mediated macrolide resistance in group A Streptococci : the search for efflux pump inhibitors from marine natural products

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    Turkson, Nicole Yamoah

    2007-01-01

    to combat drug resistance in bacteria. Journal of Molecularet al. Macrolide resistance of common bacteria isolated frommultidrug resistance efflux pumps in bacteria. Clinical

  6. ATM Phosphorylates and Activates the Transcription Factor MEF2D for Neuronal Survival in Response to DNA Damage

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    Chan, Shing Fai

    2009-01-01

    by ATM in response to DNA damage. Science, 281, 1674-1677.J. and Kastan M. B. (2003). DNA damage activates ATM throughgene product causes oxidative damage in target organs. Proc.

  7. MefA-mediated macrolide resistance in group A Streptococci : the search for efflux pump inhibitors from marine natural products

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    Turkson, Nicole Yamoah

    2007-01-01

    pharmaceutical companies turned their attention toward more profitable chronic disease therapies such as pain management,

  8. The effect of PECVD plasma decomposition on the wettability and dielectric constant changes in silicon modified DLC films for potential MEMS and low stiction applications

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    Ogwu, A. A.; Okpalugo, T. I. T.; McLaughlin, J. A. D.

    2012-09-15

    We have carried out investigations aimed at understanding the mechanism responsible for a water contact angle increase of up to ten degrees and a decrease in dielectric constant in silicon modified hydrogenated amorphous carbon films compared to unmodified hydrogenated amorphous carbon films. Our investigations based on surface chemical constituent analysis using Raman spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), SIMS, FTIR, contact angle / surface energy measurements and spectroscopic ellipsometry suggests the presence of hydrophobic chemical entities on the surface of the films. This observation is consistent with earlier theoretical plasma chemistry predictions and observed Raman peak shifts in the films. These surface hydrophobic entities also have a lower polarizability than the bonds in the un-modified films thereby reducing the dielectric constant of the silicon modified films measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry. Ellipsometric dielectric constant measurement is directly related to the surface energy through Hamaker's constant. Our current finding is expected to be of benefit to understanding stiction, friction and lubrication in areas that range from nano-tribology to microfluidics.

  9. Astrophysical factors:Zero energy vs. Most effective energy

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    Theodore E. Liolios

    2001-05-02

    Effective astrophysical factors for non-resonant astrophysical nuclear reaction are invariably calculated with respect to a zero energy limit. In the present work that limit is shown to be very disadvantageous compared to the more natural effective energy limit. The latter is used in order to modify the thermonuclear reaction rate formula so that it takes into account both plasma and laboratory screening effects.

  10. Evaluation of a modified quadruple energy window scatter subtraction algorithm for quantitative imaging with In-111 

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    Sadler,John J.

    2000-01-01

    Accurate quantitative imaging for radionuclide uptake in tumors and organs is an important challenge in radioimmunotherapy. Inaccurate determination of uptake could adversely impact the subsequent therapy dose. An overestimation of activity could...

  11. Highly porous chemically modified carbon cryogels and their coherent nanocomposites for energy applications

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    Hochberg, Michael

    the pores, porous media for natural gas (methane) storage at reduced pressure, and scaffolds for hydride such as a Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA b Intel Labs of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China d

  12. Problems with Modified Theories of Gravity, as Alternatives to Dark Energy

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    Norbert Straumann

    2008-09-30

    In this contribution to the conference "Beyond Einstein: Historical Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century", we give a critical status report of attempts to explain the late accelerated expansion of the universe by modifications of general relativity. Our brief review of such alternatives to the standard cosmological model addresses mainly readers who have not pursued the vast recent literature on this subject.

  13. Problems with Modified Theories of Gravity, as Alternatives to Dark Energy

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    Straumann, Norbert

    2008-01-01

    In this contribution to the conference "Beyond Einstein: Historical Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century", we give a critical status report of attempts to explain the late accelerated expansion of the universe by modifications of general relativity. Our brief review of such alternatives to the standard cosmological model addresses mainly readers who have not pursued the vast recent literature on this subject.

  14. A MODIFIED ENERGY-BASED LOW CYCLE FATIGUE MODEL FOR EUTECTIC SOLDER ALLOY

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    Zhou, Wei

    the component and the board. Fatigue failure of solder joints is recognized as a major cause of failure was carefully ground on fine SiC paper and polished using 1 m diamond paste. Afterwards, the fatigue specimens tests were conducted on a servo-valve-controlled electro-hydraulic testing machine newly designed by MTS

  15. Modified epoxy coatings on mild steel: Tribology and surface energy Witold Brostow a,b

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    North Texas, University of

    shrinkage upon cure, flexibility, and the ease with which they can be poured or cast without forming bubbles

  16. Phenomenological description of quantum gravity inspired modified classical electrodynamics

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    R. Montemayor; Luis F. Urrutia

    2007-01-26

    We discuss a large class of phenomenological models incorporating quantum gravity motivated corrections to electrodynamics. The framework is that of electrodynamics in a birefringent and dispersive medium with non-local constitutive relations, which are considered up to second order in the inverse of the energy characterizing the quantum gravity scale. The energy-momentum tensor, Green functions and frequency dependent refraction indices are obtained, leading to departures from standard physics. The effective character of the theory is also emphasized by introducing a frequency cutoff. The analysis of its effects upon the standard notion of causality is performed, showing that in the radiation regime the expected corrections get further suppressed by highly oscillating terms, thus forbiding causality violations to show up in the corresponding observational effects.

  17. Webinar: Genetically Modified Algae: A Risk-Benefit Assessment | Department

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  18. Generalized Energy Statistics and Kostka-Macdonald Polynomials

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    RIMS-1704 Generalized Energy Statistics and Kostka-Macdonald Polynomials By Anatol N. KIRILLOV of the modified Macdonald polynomial as a generating function of the energy statistics defined on the set of paths generalizations of the energy statistics on the set of BBS-paths which all, conjecturally, have the same

  19. NucleicAcids Research, 1995, Vol. 23, No. 7 1231-1238 Preparation of probe-modified RNA with

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    Church, George M.

    NucleicAcids Research, 1995, Vol. 23, No. 7 1231-1238 Preparation of probe-modified RNA with 5, USA Received November 7, 1994; Revised and Accepted February 13, 1995 ABSTRACT We report a modified

  20. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2010 Fuel Cell Project Kick-off Dr. Dimitrios, 2010September 28, 2010 #12;Administration's Clean Energy Goals Double Renewable Energy Capacity by 2012

  1. Particlelike solutions in modified gravity: the Higgs monopole

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    Sandrine Schlogel; Massimiliano Rinaldi; Francois Staelens; Andre Fuzfa

    2014-08-21

    Higgs inflation has received a remarkable attention in the last few years due to its simplicity and predictive power. The key point of this model is the nonminimal coupling to gravity in unitary gauge. As such, this theory is in fact a scalar-tensor modification of gravity that needs to be studied also below the energy scales of inflation. Motivated by this goal, we study in great analytical and numerical detail the static and spherically symmetric solutions of the equations of motion in the presence of standard baryonic matter, called "Higgs monopoles" and presented in 1305.2640. These particlelike solutions may arise naturally in tensor-scalar gravity with mexican hat potential and are the only globally regular asymptotically flat solutions with finite classical energy. In the case when the parameters of the potential are taken to be the ones of the standard model, we find that the deviations from general relativity are extremely small, especially for bodies of astrophysical size and density. This allows to derive a simplified description of the monopole, for which the metric inside the spherical matter distribution can be approximated by the standard metric of general relativity. We study how the properties of these monopoles depend on the strength of the nonminimal coupling to gravity and on the baryonic mass and compactness. An important and original result is the existence of a mechanism of resonant amplification of the Higgs field inside the monopole that comes into play for large nonminimal coupling. We show that this mechanism might degenerate into divergences of the Higgs field that reveal the existence of forbidden combinations of radius and baryonic energy density.

  2. Piercing the Vainshtein screen: local constraints on modified gravity

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    Jose Beltran Jimenez; Federico Piazza; Hermano Velten

    2015-09-03

    By using observations of the Hulse-Taylor pulsar we constrain the gravitational wave (GW) speed to the level of $10^{-2}$. We apply this result to scalar-tensor theories that generalize Galileon 4 and 5 models, which display anomalous propagation speed and coupling to matter for GWs. We argue that this effect survives conventional screening due to the persistence of a scalar field gradient inside virialized overdensities, which effectively "pierces" the Vainshtein screening. In specific branches of solutions, our result allows to directly constrain the cosmological couplings in the effective field theory of dark energy formalism.

  3. Modified Rindler acceleration as a nonlinear electromagnetic effect

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    M. Halilsoy; O. Gurtug; S. Habib Mazharimousavi

    2015-02-21

    The model proposed originally by Mannheim and Kazanas for fitting the shapes of galactic rotation curves has recently been considered by Grumiller to describe gravity of a central object at large distances. Herein we employ the same geometry within the context of nonlinear electrodynamics (NED). Pure electrical NED model is shown to generate the novel Rindler acceleration term in the metric which explains anomalous behaviors of test particles / satellites. Remarkably a pure magnetic model of NED yields flat rotation curves that may account for the missing dark matter. Weak and Strong Energy conditions are satisfied in such models of NED.

  4. Modified Dispersion Relations from Closed Strings in Toroidal Cosmology

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    Mar Bastero-Gil; Paul H. Frampton; Laura Mersini

    2002-02-13

    A long-standing problem of theoretical physics is the exceptionally small value of the cosmological constant $\\Lambda \\sim 10^{-120}$ measured in natural Planckian units. Here we derive this tiny number from a toroidal string cosmology based on closed strings. In this picture the dark energy arises from the correlation between momentum and winding modes that for short distances has an exponential fall-off with increasing values of the momenta.The freeze-out by the expansion of the background universe for these transplanckian modes may be interpreted as a frozen condensate of the closed-string modes in the three non-compactified spatial dimensions.

  5. Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa | Open

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  6. Surface-Modified Active Materials for Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes -

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  7. Guidance Regarding Refinancing, Restructuring, or Modifying Loan Agreements

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  8. DOE Announces Webinars on Genetically Modified Algae, NREL's Fuel Cell

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  9. Fluorine-Modified Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons for Organic Electronics -

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  10. T-606: Sun Java System Access Manager Lets Remote Users Partially Modify Data and Remote Authenticated Users Partially Access Data

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Sun Java System Access Manager Lets Remote Users Partially Modify Data and Remote Authenticated Users Partially Access Data.

  11. Particlelike solutions in modified gravity: the Higgs monopole

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    Schlogel, Sandrine; Staelens, Francois; Fuzfa, Andre

    2014-01-01

    Higgs inflation has received a remarkable attention in the last few years due to its simplicity and predictive power. The key point of this model is the nonminimal coupling to gravity in unitary gauge. As such, this theory is in fact a scalar-tensor modification of gravity that needs to be studied also below the energy scales of inflation. Motivated by this goal, we study in great analytical and numerical detail the static and spherically symmetric solutions of the equations of motion in the presence of standard baryonic matter, called "Higgs monopoles" and presented in \\cite{monopole}. These particlelike solutions may arise naturally in tensor-scalar gravity with mexican hat potential and are the only globally regular asymptotically flat solutions with finite classical energy. In the case when the parameters of the potential are taken to be the ones of the standard model, we find that the deviations from general relativity are extremely small, especially for bodies of astrophysical size and density. This all...

  12. IDS120hm GEOMETRY WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL VESSEL SIMULATIONS FOR 60% W + 40% He SHIELDING WITHOUT/WITH

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    McDonald, Kirk

    IDS120hm GEOMETRY WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL VESSEL SIMULATIONS FOR 60% W + 40% He SHIELDING WITHOUT: (m IS FOR) modified Hg pool vessel IN IDS120h. # WITHOUT AND WITH Hg IN THE POOL SIMULATIONS Hg POOL VESSEL AND SHIFTED Be WIDOW FROM 600 cm (0.6 cm THICK) TO 300 cm (1 cm THICK). MODIFIED Hg

  13. IDS120h GEOMETRY WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL VESSEL SIMULATIONS FOR 60% W + 40% He SHIELDING (P12 'POINT') WITH

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    McDonald, Kirk

    IDS120h GEOMETRY WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL VESSEL SIMULATIONS FOR 60% W + 40% He SHIELDING (P12 'POINT POWER DISTRIBUTION. Nicholas Souchlas, PBL (1/24/2012) 1 #12;IDS120hm: (m IS FOR) modified Hg pool 'POINT'). >GAUSSIAN PROFILE: x = y = 0.12 cm. 2 #12;3 IDS120hm GEOMETRY = IDS120h WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL

  14. 291revision:1995-09-04modified:1995-09-04 A Variety with Solvable, but not Uniformly

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    Shelah, Saharon

    291revision:1995-09-04modified:1995-09-04 A Variety with Solvable, but not Uniformly Solvable, Word #12;291revision:1995-09-04modified:1995-09-04 Abstract In the literature two notions of the word, word problem. Other related examples are given as well. #12;291revision:1995-09-04modified:1995

  15. Development of a long-term durability specification for polymer modified asphalt 

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    Woo, Won Jun

    2009-06-02

    In recent years an increased use of polymers has occurred to modify asphalt binders, mainly to decrease pavement rutting but also to improve binder failure strain in direct tension. Whereas all of these effects positively ...

  16. Applying the modified quadriform to measure efficiency in Texas public schools 

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    Stevens, Chad Aaron

    2007-04-25

    The purpose of this study was to identify school districts in the state of Texas that would be considered efficient based on the modified quadriform model, and to identify alterable school characteristics most associated ...

  17. The role of histones and histone modifying enzymes in ribosomal dna silencing in saccharomyces cerevisiae 

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    Li, Chonghua

    2009-05-15

    In S. cerevisiae, the ribosomal DNA locus is silent for RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcription and recombination (rDNA silencing). Our goal is to understand how histones and histone-modifying enzymes regulate the silent ...

  18. Modified Niched Pareto Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm for Construction Scheduling Optimization 

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    Kim, Kyungki

    2012-10-19

    , a new data structure is proposed to define a solution to the problem and a general Niched Pareto Genetic Algorithm (NPGA) is modified to facilitate optimization procedure. The main features of the proposed Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (MOGA...

  19. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A HIGHLY MODIFIABLE RETAIL E-COMMERCE WEBSITE

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    Soenen, Mark

    2008-07-22

    The availability, modifiability, and performance of retail e-commerce websites(RECWEB) is greatly impacted by seasonal constraints. For many RECWEB, half of the calendar year is comprised of holidays and seasons. Spikes in website traffic...

  20. Experiences with ALMA: Architecture-Level Modifiability Analysis Architecture Analysis Experiences

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    van Vliet, Hans

    Experiences with ALMA: Architecture-Level Modifiability Analysis Architecture Analysis Experiences Engineering and Computer Science Blekinge Institute of Technology Ronneby, Sweden *** Department is largely determined by a system's software architecture. Analysis of software architectures is therefore

  1. Surface-Modified Membrane as A Separator for Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery

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    Kim, Jun Young

    This paper describes the fabrication of novel modified polyethylene (PE) membranes using plasma technology to create high-performance and cost-effective separator membranes for practical applications in lithium-ion polymer ...

  2. Last date modified 1/16/13 Location and Institution MEXICO -MEXICO CITY

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    Galles, David

    Last date modified 1/16/13 Location and Institution MEXICO - MEXICO CITY UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA - MEXICO CITY (UIA - MEXICO CITY) Program and Language a homestay or apartment. *Housing fees: Room rates are paid directly to UIA- Mexico

  3. Modifying the Attitudes of Nonhandicapped High School Students Toward Handicapped Peers

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    Fiedler, Craig R.; Simpson, Richard L.

    1987-01-01

    ABSTRACT: Two curricuJar approaches for modifying nonhandicapped high school students' attitudes toward their exceptional peers were compared. One curriculum was structured around categories of exceptionality (e.g., mental retardation, sensory...

  4. Polymer blend containing a modified dense star polymer or dendrimer and a matrix polymer

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    Hedstrand, D.M.; Tomalia, D.A.

    1995-02-28

    Dense star polymers or dendrimers, modified by capping with a hydrophobic group capable of providing a hydrophobic outer shell, act as molecular nucleating agents in forming a polymer blend.

  5. Modified Anti-de-Sitter Metric, Light-Front Quantized QCD, and...

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    Modified Anti-de-Sitter Metric, Light-Front Quantized QCD, and Conformal Quantum Mechanics Dosch, Hans Gunter; U. Heidelberg, ITP; Brodsky, Stanley J.; SLAC; de Teramond, Guy F.;...

  6. The effect of air blowing on the properties of rubber-modified asphalt binder 

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    Bauer, Shauna Erin

    1997-01-01

    Recently, crumb rubber modifier or CRM has become prevalent in the construction of flexible pavements. This work addresses the phase separation that is commonly encountered with asphalt-rubber binders subjected to prolonged ...

  7. Current tests of alternative gravity theories: the Modified Newtonian Dynamics case

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    Jorge Paramos; Orfeu Bertolami

    2006-11-07

    We address the possibility of taking advantage of high accuracy gravitational space experiments in the Solar System and complementary cosmological tests to distinguish between the usual general relativistic theory from the alternative modified Newtonian dynamics paradigm.

  8. Redox State-Dependent Interaction of HMGB1 and Cisplatin-Modified DNA

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    Park, SeMi

    HMGB1, one of the most abundant nuclear proteins, has a strong binding affinity for cisplatin-modified DNA. It has been proposed that HMGB1 enhances the anticancer efficacy of cisplatin by shielding platinated DNA lesions ...

  9. Biomaterials 24 (2003) 37573764 Cell adhesion on gaseous plasma modified poly-(l-lactide) surface

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    Yang, Jian

    2003-01-01

    Biomaterials 24 (2003) 3757­3764 Cell adhesion on gaseous plasma modified poly-(l-lactide) surface properties of biomaterials. It is commonly accepted that the adhesion of cells to solid substrata

  10. Field Application of a Modified Kozeny-Carmen Correlation to Characterize Hydraulic Flow Units

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    Hossain, M. Enamul

    in the Middle East region. Relative permeability curves, Leverett J-Function curves and initial water saturation that modified Kozeny-Carmen technique give better matching of initial water saturation model than

  11. Last date modified 1/11/13 Location and Institution BRAZIL -PORTO ALEGRE

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    Galles, David

    Last date modified 1/11/13 Location and Institution BRAZIL - PORTO ALEGRE throughout Brazil and service learning activities are and/or Scholarships available. See in Brazil. You must apply as soon as possible once accepted into the program

  12. An experimental study of strongly modified emission in inverse opal photonic crystals

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    Vos, Willem L.

    An experimental study of strongly modified emission in inverse opal photonic crystals A. Femius crystals, made of inverse opals in titania. We show that both the fluorescence quantum efficiency and weak

  13. Road traffic noise modifies behaviour of a keystone species Graeme Shannon a, *

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    Angeloni, Lisa

    Road traffic noise modifies behaviour of a keystone species Graeme Shannon a, * , Lisa M. Angeloni the influence of traffic noise on foraging and vigilance in a keystone species in North American prairie systems

  14. Assessment of transition fuel cycle performance with and without a modified-open fuel cycle

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    Feng, B.; Kim, T. K.; Taiwo, T. A.

    2012-07-01

    The impacts of a modified-open fuel cycle (MOC) option as a transition step from the current once-through cycle (OTC) to a full-recycle fuel cycle (FRC) were assessed using the nuclear systems analysis code DANESS. The MOC of interest for this study was mono-recycling of plutonium in light water reactors (LWR-MOX). Two fuel cycle scenarios were evaluated with and without the MOC option: a 2-stage scenario with a direct path from the current fleet to the final FRC, and a 3-stage scenario with the MOC option as a transition step. The FRC reactor (fast reactor) was assumed to deploy in 2050 for both scenarios, and the MOC reactor in the 3-stage scenario was assumed to deploy in 2025. The last LWRs (using either UOX or MOX fuels) come online in 2050 and are decommissioned by 2110. Thus, the FRC is achieved after 2110. The reprocessing facilities were assumed to be available 2 years prior to the deployment of the MOC and FRC reactors with maximum reprocessing capacities of 2000 tHM/yr and 500 tHM/t for LWR-UOX and LWR-MOX used nuclear fuels (UNFs), respectively. Under a 1% nuclear energy demand growth assumption, both scenarios were able to sustain a full transition to the FRC without delay. For the 3-stage scenario, the share of LWR-MOX reactors reaches a peak of 15% of installed capacity, which resulted in 10% lower cumulative uranium consumption and SWU requirements compared to the 2-stage scenario during the transition period. The peak UNF storage requirement decreases by 50% in the 3-stage scenario, largely due to the earlier deployment of the reprocessing plants to support the MOC fuel cycle. (authors)

  15. The C-Cat Wordnet Package: An Open Source Package for modifying andapplying Wordnet

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    Stevens, K; Huang, T; Buttler, D

    2011-09-16

    We present the C-Cat Wordnet package, an open source library for using and modifying Wordnet. The package includes four key features: an API for modifying Synsets; implementations of standard similarity metrics, implementations of well known Word Sense Disambiguation algorithms, and an implementation of the Castanet algorithm. The library is easily extendible and usable in many runtime environments. We demonstrate it's use on two standard Word Sense Disambiguation tasks and apply the Castanet algorithm to a corpus.

  16. Modifying yolk fatty acid composition to improve the health quality of shell eggs 

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    Van Elswyk, Mary Elizabeth

    1990-01-01

    MODIFYING YOLK FATTY ACID COMPOSITION TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH QUALITY OF SHELL EGGS A Thesis by MARY ELIZABETH VAN ELSWYK 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 August 1990 Major Subject: Nutrition MODIFYING YOLK FATTY ACID COMPOSITION TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH QUALITY OF SHELL EGGS A Thesis by MARY ELIZABETH VAN ELSWYK Approved as to style and content by: Pamela S. Har s (Chair...

  17. Considerations for the use of the modified line reversal technique for gas temperature measurement

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    Winkleman, B.C.

    1993-06-01

    Several areas related to the successful and accurate application of modified line reversal are discussed. Initially, generalized modified line reversal equations are developed. A review of basic line reversal theory is presented followed by development of correction factors for optical system effects. Image size and their effect on accurate determinations of spectral radiances is discussed. Temperature biases introduced by image vignetting is calculated. Measured image irradiances are given.

  18. A modified post damping ring bunch compressor beamline for the TESLA linear collider

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    Philippe R.-G. Piot; Winfried Decking

    2004-03-23

    We propose a modified bunch compressor beamline, downstream of the damping ring, for the TESLA linear collider. This modified beamline uses a third harmonic radio-frequency section based on the 3.9 GHz superconducting cavity under development at Fermilab. In our design the beam deceleration is about {approx}50 MeV instead of {approx}450 MeV in the original design proposed.

  19. Cuprous-chloride-modified nanoporous alumina membranes for ethylene-ethane separation

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    Lin, Y.S.; Wang, Y.; Ji, W.; Higgins, R.J.

    1999-06-01

    This paper reports an attempt to synthesize a CuCl-modified {gamma}-alumina membrane for separation of ethylene from ethane. CuCl was effectively coated in the 4 nm pore {gamma}-alumina top layers of disk-shaped and tubular alumina membranes by the reservoir method. Permeation of a single gas and binary mixture of ethylene and ethane was measured to characterize separation properties of the modified membranes. Pure ethylene permeance of the CuCl-modified membrane is 10--40% lower than that predicted from the pure ethane permeance by the Knudsen theory. This result is explained by a model based on the adsorbed layer of ethylene via {pi}-complexation. Such an adsorbed layer hinders the diffusion of ethylene in the nanopores of CuCl-modified {gamma}-alumina. Multiple gas permeation measurements on the CuCl-modified membranes show a separation factor for ethylene over ethane larger than the Knudsen value. This confirms a positive contribution of the surface flow of ethylene to the permeance of ethylene in the multiple gas permeation system. A maximum separation factor for ethylene over ethane of 1.4 is obtained for the CuCl-modified membrane at 60 C.

  20. Lithium modified zeolite synthesis for conversion of biodiesel-derived glycerol to polyglycerol

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    Ayoub, Muhammad, E-mail: muhammad.ayoub@petronas.com.my [Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 31750, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia and School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 43000, Pinang (Malaysia); Abdullah, Ahmad Zuhairi, E-mail: chzuhairi@usm.my [School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 43000, Pinang (Malaysia); Inayat, Abrar, E-mail: abrar.inayat@petronas.com.my [Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 31750, Tronoh, Perak (Malaysia)

    2014-10-24

    Basic zeolite has received significant attention in the catalysis community. These zeolites modified with alkaline are the potential replacement for existing zeolite catalysts due to its unique features with added advantages. The present paper covers the preparation of lithium modified zeolite Y (Li-ZeY) and its activity for solvent free conversion of biodiesel-derived glycerol to polyglycerol via etherification process. The modified zeolite was well characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Nitrogen Adsorption. The SEM images showed that there was no change in morphology of modified zeolite structure after lithium modification. XRD patterns showed that the structure of zeolite was sustained after lithium modification. The surface properties of parent and modified zeolite was also observed N{sub 2} adsortion-desorption technique and found some changes in surface area and pore size. In addition, the basic strength of prepared materials was measured by Hammet indicators and found that basic strength of Li-ZeY was highly improved. This modified zeolite was found highly thermal stable and active heterogamous basic catalyst for conversion of solvent free glycerol to polyglycerol. This reaction was conducted at different temperatures and 260 °C was found most active temperature for this process for reaction time from 6 to 12 h over this basic catalyst in the absence of solvent.

  1. Modified Ribose Receptor Response in Isolated Diatom Frustules

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    Fairbanks, Carly R.

    2011-08-26

    Diatoms are a distinctive group of microalgae with the unique ability to produce a highly-ordered biosilica matrix, known as the frustule. Diatoms hold significant potential in the biotechnology field as a silica scaffold for embedding proteins. In this study, we analyzed the funtionalization of biosilica with a receptor complex through genetic modification of the diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana. Through the use of Foerster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), the receptor was shown to remain active in transformed frustules after the inner cellular contents were removed. In addition to protein functionality, growth conditions for T. pseudonana were optimized. Untransformed cultures receiving aeration grew more rapidly than stagnant untransformed cultures. Surprisingly, transformed cultures grew more quickly than untransformed cultures. This study demonstrates isolated diatom frustules provide an effective scaffold for embedded receptor complexes. Through this research, we provide the groundwork for the development of new biosensors for use in diagnostics and environmental remediation.

  2. Plastic wastes as modifiers of the thermoplasticity of coal

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    M.A. Diez; C. Barriocanal; R. Alvarez [Instituto Nacional del Carbon (INCAR), Oviedo (Spain)

    2005-12-01

    Plastic waste recycling represents a major challenge in environmental protection with different routes now available for dealing with mechanical, chemical, and energy recycling. New concepts in plastic waste recycling have emerged so that now such wastes can be used to replace fossil fuels, either as an energy source or as a secondary raw material. Our objective is to explore the modification of the thermoplastic properties of coal in order to assess the possibility of adding plastic waste to coal for the production of metallurgical coke. Two bituminous coals of different rank and thermoplastic properties were used as a base component of blends with plastic wastes such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), and acrilonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS). In all cases, the addition of plastic waste led to a reduction in Gieseler maximum fluidity, the extent of the reduction depending on the fluidity of the base coal, and the amount, the molecular structure, and the thermal behavior of the polymer. As a consequence, the amount of volatile matter released by the plastic waste before, during, and after the maximum fluidity of the coal and the hydrogen-donor and hydrogen-acceptor capacities of the polymer were concluded to be key factors in influencing the extent of the reduction in fluidity and the development of anisotropic carbons. The incorporation of the plastic to the carbon matrix was clearly established in semicokes produced from blends of a high-fluid coal and the plastic tested by SEM examination. 42 refs., 10 figs., 7 tabs.

  3. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    o nergy Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Efficiency and Renewable Energy United States Department of Energy Washington, D.C. 18th W rld Hydrogen E Presidential Priorities Energy efficiency and renewable energy research development andEnergy efficiency

  4. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Dr. Sunita Energy efficiency and renewable energy research, development, and deployment activities help the Nation Presidential Priorities Economic · Create green jobs through Recovery Act energy projects · Double renewable

  5. Alloys in energy development

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    Frost, B.R.T.

    1984-02-01

    The development of new and advanced energy systems often requires the tailoring of new alloys or alloy combinations to meet the novel and often stringent requirements of those systems. Longer life at higher temperatures and stresses in aggressive environments is the most common goal. Alloy theory helps in achieving this goal by suggesting uses of multiphase systems and intermediate phases, where solid solutions were traditionally used. However, the use of materials under non-equilibrium conditions is now quite common - as with rapidly solidified metals - and the application of alloy theory must be modified accordingly. Under certain conditions, as in a reactor core, the rate of approach to equilibrium will be modified; sometimes a quasi-equilibrium is established. Thus an alloy may exhibit enhanced general diffusion at the same time as precipitate particles are being dispersed and solute atoms are being carried to vacancy sinks. We are approaching an understanding of these processes and can begin to model these complex systems.

  6. Comprehensive national energy strategy

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    NONE

    1998-04-01

    This Comprehensive National Energy Strategy sets forth a set of five common sense goals for national energy policy: (1) improve the efficiency of the energy system, (2) ensure against energy disruptions, (3) promote energy production and use in ways that respect health and environmental values, (4) expand future energy choices, and (5) cooperate internationally on global issues. These goals are further elaborated by a series of objectives and strategies to illustrate how the goals will be achieved. Taken together, the goals, objectives, and strategies form a blueprint for the specific programs, projects, initiatives, investments, and other actions that will be developed and undertaken by the Federal Government, with significant emphasis on the importance of the scientific and technological advancements that will allow implementation of this Comprehensive National Energy Strategy. Moreover, the statutory requirement of regular submissions of national energy policy plans ensures that this framework can be modified to reflect evolving conditions, such as better knowledge of our surroundings, changes in energy markets, and advances in technology. This Strategy, then, should be thought of as a living document. Finally, this plan benefited from the comments and suggestions of numerous individuals and organizations, both inside and outside of government. The Summary of Public Comments, located at the end of this document, describes the public participation process and summarizes the comments that were received. 8 figs.

  7. Rotational energy term in the empirical formula for the yrast energies in even-even nuclei

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    Eunja Ha; S. W. Hong

    2009-02-28

    We show that part of the empirical formula describing the gross features of the measured yrast energies of the natural parity even multipole states for even-even nuclei can be related to the rotational energy of nuclei. When the first term of the empirical formula, $\\alpha A^{-\\gamma}$, is regarded as the otational energy, we can better understand the results of the previous analyses of the excitation energies. We show that the values of the parameters $\\alpha$ and $\\gamma$ newly obtained by considering the $\\alpha A^{-\\gamma}$ term as the rotational energy of a rigid rotor are remarkably consistent with those values extracted from the earlier `modified' $\\chi^2$ analyses, in which we use the logarithms of the excitation energies in defining the `modified' $\\chi^2$ values.

  8. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Energy Overview & A Perspective on Fuel Cell Technologies Dr; Double Renewable Energy Capacity by 2012 Invest $150 billion over ten years in energy R&D to transition$Thousands Budget History Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Budget History FY2004-FY2011 (requested) U

  9. Modified Hazard Ranking System/Hazard Ranking System for sites with mixed radioactive and hazardous wastes: Software documentation

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    Stenner, R.D.; Peloquin, R.A.; Hawley, K.A.

    1986-11-01

    The mHRS/HRS software package was developed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) under contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide a uniform method for DOE facilities to use in performing their Conservation Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Phase I Modified Hazard Ranking System or Hazard Ranking System evaluations. The program is designed to remove the tedium and potential for error associated with the performing of hand calculations and the interpreting of information on tables and in reference books when performing an evaluation. The software package is designed to operate on a microcomputer (IBM PC, PC/XT, or PC/AT, or a compatible system) using either a dual floppy disk drive or a hard disk storage system. It is written in the dBASE III language and operates using the dBASE III system. Although the mHRS/HRS software package was developed for use at DOE facilities, it has direct applicability to the performing of CERCLA Phase I evaluations for any facility contaminated by hazardous waste. The software can perform evaluations using either the modified hazard ranking system methodology developed by DOE/PNL, the hazard ranking system methodology developed by EPA/MITRE Corp., or a combination of the two. This document is a companion manual to the mHRS/HRS user manual. It is intended for the programmer who must maintain the software package and for those interested in the computer implementation. This manual documents the system logic, computer programs, and data files that comprise the package. Hardware and software implementation requirements are discussed. In addition, hand calculations of three sample situations (problems) with associated computer runs used for the verification of program calculations are included.

  10. Constraining Neutrino Mass Matrix from Modified BM with Softly Broken $?-?$ Symmetry

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    Asan Damanik

    2015-05-01

    The bimaximal (BM) neutrino mixing matrix was formulated in order to accommodate the data of the experimental results which indicate that both solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillation in vacuum are near maximal. But, after the T2K and Daya Bay Collaborations reported that the mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ is nonzero and relatively large, many authors have modified the neutrino mixing matrix in order to accommodate experimental data. We modified the BM mixing matrix by introducing a simple perturbation matrix into BM mixing matrix. The modified BM mixing matrix can proceed the mixing angles which are compatible with the globat fit analysis data and by imposing the $\\mu-\\tau$ symmetry into mass matrix from modified BM, we have the neutrino mass in normal hierarchy: $m_{1}matrix in the scheme of modified BM and imposing the constraint exact $\\mu-\\tau$ symmetry into neutrino mass matrix, we cannot have compatible squared-mass differences for both $\\Delta m_{21}^{2}$ and $\\Delta m_{32}^{2}$ as dictated by experimental results. We break softly the $\\mu-\\tau$ symmetry by introducing a small parameter $\\lambda$ into neutrino mass matrix which then can proceed neutrino masses are in agreement with the squared mass difference as dictated by experimental results.The predicted neutrino effective mass: $\\left|m_{ee}\\right|=0.0155 {\\rm eV}$ in this paper can be tested in the future neutrinoless double beta decay

  11. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Richard Farmer Hydrogen Business Council September 14, 2010 #12; Double Renewable Energy Capacity by 2012 Invest $150

  12. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy AUGUST 2010 2009 WIND TECHNOLOGIES MARKET REPORT EXECUTIVE (Berkeley Lab) Kevin Porter and Sari Fink (Exeter Associates) Suzanne Tegen (National Renewable Energy

  13. Study of fragmentation using clusterization algorithm with realistic binding energies

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    Yogesh K. Vermani; Jatinder K. Dhawan; Supriya Goyal; Rajeev K. Puri; J. Aichelin

    2009-12-28

    We here study fragmentation using \\emph{simulated annealing clusterization algorithm} (SACA) with binding energy at a microscopic level. In an earlier version, a constant binding energy (4 MeV/nucleon) was used. We improve this binding energy criterion by calculating the binding energy of different clusters using modified Bethe-Weizs\\"{a}cker mass (BWM) formula. We also compare our calculations with experimental data of ALADiN group. Nearly no effect is visible of this modification.

  14. Newton's second law versus modified-inertia MOND: a test using the high-latitude effect

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    A. Yu. Ignatiev

    2008-02-12

    The modified-inertia MOND is an approach that proposes a change in Newton's second law at small accelerations as an alternative to dark matter. Recently it was suggested that this approach can be tested in terrestrial laboratory experiments. One way of doing the test is based on the Static High-Latitude Equinox Modified Inertia (SHLEM) effect: around each equinox date, 2 spots emerge on the Earth where static bodies experience spontaneous displacement due to the violation of Newton's second law required by the modified-inertia MOND. Here, a detailed theory of this effect is developed and estimates of the magnitude of the signal due to the effect are obtained. The expected displacement of a mirror in a gravitational wave interferometer is found to be about 10^{-14} m. Some experimental aspects of the proposal are discussed.

  15. Newton's second law versus modified-inertia MOND: A test using the high-latitude effect

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    Ignatiev, A. Yu. [Theoretical Physics Research Institute, Melbourne 3163 (Australia)

    2008-05-15

    The modified-inertia MOND is an approach that proposes a change in Newton's second law at small accelerations as an alternative to dark matter. Recently it was suggested that this approach can be tested in terrestrial laboratory experiments. One way of doing the test is based on the static high-latitude equinox modified-inertia effect: around each equinox date, 2 spots emerge on the Earth where static bodies experience spontaneous displacement due to the violation of Newton's second law required by the modified-inertia MOND. Here, a detailed theory of this effect is developed and estimates of the magnitude of the signal due to the effect are obtained. The expected displacement of a mirror in a gravitational-wave interferometer is found to be about 10{sup -14} m. Some experimental aspects of the proposal are discussed.

  16. Plants having modified response to ethylene by transformation with an ETR nucleic acid

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    Meyerowitz, Elliott M. (Pasadena, CA); Chang, Caren (Pasadena, CA); Bleecker, Anthony B. (Madison, WI)

    2001-01-01

    The invention includes transformed plants having at least one cell transformed with a modified ETR nucleic acid. Such plants have a phenotype characterized by a decrease in the response of at least one transformed plant cell to ethylene as compared to a plant not containing the transformed plant cell. Tissue and/or temporal specificity for expression of the modified ETR nucleic acid is controlled by selecting appropriate expression regulation sequences to target the location and/or time of expression of the transformed nucleic acid. The plants are made by transforming at least one plant cell with an appropriate modified ETR nucleic acid, regenerating plants from one or more of the transformed plant cells and selecting at least one plant having the desired phenotype.

  17. Simultaneous effect of modified gravity and primordial non-Gaussianity in large scale structure observations

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    Mirzatuny, Nareg; Khosravi, Shahram; Baghram, Shant; Moshafi, Hossein E-mail: khosravi@mail.ipm.ir E-mail: hosseinmoshafi@iasbs.ac.ir

    2014-01-01

    In this work we study the simultaneous effect of primordial non-Gaussianity and the modification of the gravity in f(R) framework on large scale structure observations. We show that non-Gaussianity and modified gravity introduce a scale dependent bias and growth rate functions. The deviation from ?CDM in the case of primordial non-Gaussian models is in large scales, while the growth rate deviates from ?CDM in small scales for modified gravity theories. We show that the redshift space distortion can be used to distinguish positive and negative f{sub NL} in standard background, while in f(R) theories they are not easily distinguishable. The galaxy power spectrum is generally enhanced in presence of non-Gaussianity and modified gravity. We also obtain the scale dependence of this enhancement. Finally we define galaxy growth rate and galaxy growth rate bias as new observational parameters to constrain cosmology.

  18. Model As-of Right Zoning Ordinance or Bylaw: Allowing Use of Wind Energy Facilities

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    In 2007, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) issued a model ordinance or by-law that may be modified and...

  19. Evaluation of products recovered from scrap tires for use as asphalt modifiers

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    McKay, J.

    1992-05-01

    Western Research Institute performed rheological tests and water sensitivity tests on asphalt cements that had been modified with carbonous residues obtained from the pyrolysis of scrap tires and waste motor oil. These tests are part of an ongoing program at the University of Wyoming Chemical Engineering Department to evaluate, as asphalt additives, solid carbonous products recovered from the scrap tire and waste motor oil pyrolysis experiments conducted at the University. The tests showed that carbonous residues increased the viscosity and decreased the elasticity of AC-10 and AC-20 asphalts. The tests also indicatedthat asphalt cements modified with carbonous residues were less sensitive to water damage and age embrittlement than unmodified asphalt cements.

  20. Quantum spin coherence in halogen-modified Cr$_7$Ni molecular nanomagnets

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    Danielle Kaminski; Amy L. Webber; Christopher J. Wedge; Junjie Liu; Grigore A. Timco; Inigo J. Vitorica-Yrezabal; Eric J. L. McInnes; Richard E. P. Winpenny; Arzhang Ardavan

    2014-10-30

    Among the factors determining the quantum coherence of the spin in molecular magnets is the presence and the nature of nuclear spins in the molecule. We have explored modifying the nuclear spin environment in Cr$_7$Ni-based molecular nanomagnets by replacing hydrogen atoms with deuterium or the halogen atoms, fluorine or chlorine. We find that the spin coherence, studied at low temperatures by pulsed electron spin resonance, is modified by a range of factors, including nuclear spin and magnetic moment, changes in dynamics owing to nuclear mass, and molecular morphology changes.

  1. Biofouling-resistant ceragenin-modified materials and structures for water treatment

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    Hibbs, Michael; Altman, Susan J.; Jones, Howland D. T.; Savage, Paul B.

    2013-09-10

    This invention relates to methods for chemically grafting and attaching ceragenin molecules to polymer substrates; methods for synthesizing ceragenin-containing copolymers; methods for making ceragenin-modified water treatment membranes and spacers; and methods of treating contaminated water using ceragenin-modified treatment membranes and spacers. Ceragenins are synthetically produced antimicrobial peptide mimics that display broad-spectrum bactericidal activity. Alkene-functionalized ceragenins (e.g., acrylamide-functionalized ceragenins) can be attached to polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using amine-linking, amide-linking, UV-grafting, or silane-coating methods. In addition, silane-functionalized ceragenins can be directly attached to polymer surfaces that have free hydroxyls.

  2. Process for preparing chemically modified micas for removal of cesium salts from aqueous solution

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    Yates, Stephen Frederic (1539 S. Kennicott Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60005); DeFilippi, Irene (208 E. Edgewood La., Palatine, IL 60067); Gaita, Romulus (6646 Davis Rd., Morton Grove, IL 60053); Clearfield, Abraham (Department of Chemistry, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX 77843); Bortun, Lyudmila (Department of Chemistry, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX 77843); Bortun, Anatoly (Department of Chemistry, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX 77843)

    2000-09-05

    A chemically modified mica composite formed by heating a trioctahedral mica in an aqueous solution of sodium chloride having a concentration of at least 1 mole/liter at a temperature greater than 180 degrees Centigrade for at least 20 hours, thereby replacing exchangeable ions in the mica with sodium. Formation is accomplished at temperatures and pressures which are easily accessed by industrial equipment. The reagent employed is inexpensive and non-hazardous, and generates a precipitate which is readily separated from the modified mica.

  3. Flory-Huggins theory for the solubility of heterogeneously-modified polymers

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    Patrick B. Warren

    2007-04-05

    Many water soluble polymers are chemically modified versions of insoluble base materials such as cellulose. A Flory-Huggins model is solved to determine the effects of heterogeneity in modification on the solubility of such polymers. It is found that heterogeneity leads to decreased solubility, with the effect increasing with increasing blockiness. In the limit of extreme blockiness, the nature of the phase coexistence crosses over to a polymer-polymer demixing transition. Some consequences are discussed for the synthesis of partially modified polymers, and the experimental characterisation of such systems.

  4. Designing pricing strategies for coordination of networked distributed energy resources

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    Designing pricing strategies for coordination of networked distributed energy resources Bahman, by a group of distributed energy resources (DERs). The aggregator interacts with the wholesale electricity. The objective is for the aggregator to design a pricing strategy for incentivizing DERs to modify their active

  5. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Dr. Sunita of Energy Military Energy and Alternative Fuels Conference March 17-18, 2010 San Diego, CA #12;2 1. Overview;3 Fuel Cells: Addressing Energy Challenges Energy Efficiency and Resource Diversity Fuel cells offer

  6. TRANSPORTATION ENERGY RESEARCH PIER Transportation Research

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    . The project also tested a Caterpillar C15 engine certified to 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.energy.ca.gov/research/ transportation/ January 2011 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Consumption Improvement Illustration of a heavy-duty tractor-trailer modified to meet the SmartWayTM Equipment Standards for lower fuel

  7. Using Newton's Law for Dark Energy

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    Paul Frampton

    2012-09-24

    A model is introduced in which Newton's law is modified between matter and dark energy corpuscles (DECs). The model predicts that the DEC component is presently decelerating in its expansion at 14% of the magnitude of the matter expansion acceleration. In the future, expansion of the DEC universe will continue to decelerate.

  8. IDS120h GEOMETRY WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL VESSEL SIMULATIONS FOR 60% W + 40% He SHIELDING (P12 'POINT')

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    McDonald, Kirk

    IDS120h GEOMETRY WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL VESSEL SIMULATIONS FOR 60% W + 40% He SHIELDING (P12 'POINT (12/27/2011) 1 #12;IDS120hm: (m IS FOR) modified Hg pool vessel IN IDS120h. # 5E5 SIMULATIONS AND SHIFTED Be WIDOW FROM 600 cm (0.6 cm THICK) TO 300 cm (1 cm THICK). MODIFIED Hg POOL EXTENTS FROM 86 cm

  9. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDuke Energy Progress- CommercialEnergy Trust of& WindPublicModifiedEnergyLow-Interest EnergyEnergyEnergyEnergy

  10. Protein Resistance of Titanium Oxide Surfaces Modified by Biologically Inspired mPEG-DOPA

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    into the binding mechanism. Additionally, the antifouling properties of immobilized PEG were reflected in the excellent resistance of mPEG-DOPA-modified TiO2 surfaces to protein adsorption. Measurements of m of the adlayers, strong parallels exist between the nonfouling properties of the surface-bound mPEG-DOPA polymers

  11. Incorporating temperature-sensitive Q10 and foliar respiration acclimation algorithms modifies modeled ecosystem

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    Minnesota, University of

    Incorporating temperature-sensitive Q10 and foliar respiration acclimation algorithms modifies model PnET-CN. We examined the new algorithms' effects on modeled net primary production (NPP), total] and warming was 9% greater when RA algorithms were used, relative to responses using fixed respiration

  12. Pattern transfer of electron beam modified self-assembled monolayers for high-resolution lithography

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    Parikh, Atul N.

    Pattern transfer of electron beam modified self-assembled monolayers for high-resolution electron beam lithography. Focused electron beams from 1 to 50 keV and scanning tunneling microscopy at 10 of electron beam damage on the monolayers and the subsequent etching reactions has been explored through x

  13. 22 March 2012 Employee Information Lost Time No Lost Time Modified Duties

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    Machel, Hans

    22 March 2012 Employee Information Lost Time No Lost Time Modified Duties Last Name First Name the injured worker have personal coverage? Yes No Is the injured worker a partner or director in this business OR Did this condition develop over a period of time? Yes No Hours of employment on the day of accident

  14. Modeling of Diesel Combustion, Soot and NO Emissions Based on a Modified Eddy Dissipation Concept

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    Im, Hong G.

    1 Modeling of Diesel Combustion, Soot and NO Emissions Based on a Modified Eddy Dissipation Concept and soot emissions modeling, computational diesel engine simulations, eddy dissipation concept #12 ignition, combustion, NOx and soot emissions over a wide range of operating conditions in a diesel engine

  15. Modification of boundary lubrication by oil-soluble friction modifier Yingxi Zhua

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    Granick, Steve

    Modification of boundary lubrication by oil-soluble friction modifier additives Yingxi Zhua in lubricants of the type used at the wet clutch interface in automatic transmissions has been studied using in the boundary lubrication regime and compared to a fully-formulated automatic transmission fluid (ATF). 1

  16. Modifying the Electronic Character of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Through Anisotropic Polymer Interaction

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    Harmon, Julie P.

    Modifying the Electronic Character of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Through Anisotropic Polymer, single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)±polymer composites have received much attention due to their im- proved performances compared to the corresponding parent- polymer devices in telecommunications,[1] field

  17. A Penicillamine Biosensor Based on Tyrosinase Immobilized on Nano-Au/ PAMAM Dendrimer Modified Gold Electrode

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    Kwak, Juhyoun

    Modified Gold Electrode Nian Bing Li,a, b Juhyoun Kwaka * a Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced to the solution, it reacted with o-benzoquinone to form the corresponding thioquinone derivatives, which resulted with a hydrogen ion in the beta-carbon of cysteine replaced by the methyl group. In addition to chelation of heavy

  18. On a test of the modified BCS theory performance in the picket fence model

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    Nguyen Dinh Dang

    2009-04-03

    The errors in the arguments, numerical results, and conclusions in the paper "Test of a modified BCS theory performance in the picket fence model" [Nucl. Phys. A 822 (2009) 1] by V.Yu. Ponomarev and A.I. Vdovin are pointed out. Its repetitions of already published material are also discussed.

  19. VBGVBG3/7/2006MODIFIED LEAK DETECTOR BRACKET1 2. WELDING & INSPECTIONS SHALL BE PERFORMED

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    McDonald, Kirk

    VBGVBG3/7/2006MODIFIED LEAK DETECTOR BRACKET1 APPROVED 2. WELDING & INSPECTIONS SHALL BE PERFORMED 4. MATERIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED 3. ALL WELDS SHALL BE DYE PENETRANT INSPECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AWS D.1.6 1 1. ALL WELDS MUST BE WATERTIGHT NOTES BYDATEDESCRIPTIONREV ITEM NO. QTY. DESCRIPTION

  20. An Efficient Implementation of the Modified FilteredX LMS Algorithm \\Lambda

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    Douglas, Scott C.

    An Efficient Implementation of the Modified Filtered­X LMS Algorithm \\Lambda Scott C. Douglas y­X LMS algorithm used in active noise control applications suffers from slow convergence due in part, such that the standard LMS algorithm is effectively employed. accepted for publication in IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS

  1. IDS120j WITHOUT RESISTIVE MAGNETS MODIFYING Hg MODULE ( NEW SH#1 REGION )

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    McDonald, Kirk

    CRYO#1 WAS DECIDED DURING 11 / 15 / 2012 TARGET MEETING AND AN EXTENSION OF THE Hg POOL UPSTREAM UP cm. # RESULTS FROM SIMULATIONS WITH MODIFIED Hg POOL AND SH#1 REGION ( SC#1+2, SC#4 SEGMENTATION;IDS120j: GENERAL OVERVIEW (LEFT), POOL REGION DETAILS (RIGHT). [20 cm GAPS] SH#1 SH#1 SH#1A SH#2 SH#1A

  2. Modified Baryonic Dynamics: two-component cosmological simulations with light sterile neutrinos

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    Angus, G.W.; Gentile, G.; Diaferio, A.; Famaey, B.; Heyden, K.J. van der E-mail: diaferio@ph.unito.it E-mail: gianfranco.gentile@ugent.be

    2014-10-01

    In this article we continue to test cosmological models centred on Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) with light sterile neutrinos, which could in principle be a way to solve the fine-tuning problems of the standard model on galaxy scales while preserving successful predictions on larger scales. Due to previous failures of the simple MOND cosmological model, here we test a speculative model where the modified gravitational field is produced only by the baryons and the sterile neutrinos produce a purely Newtonian field (hence Modified Baryonic Dynamics). We use two-component cosmological simulations to separate the baryonic N-body particles from the sterile neutrino ones. The premise is to attenuate the over-production of massive galaxy cluster halos which were prevalent in the original MOND plus light sterile neutrinos scenario. Theoretical issues with such a formulation notwithstanding, the Modified Baryonic Dynamics model fails to produce the correct amplitude for the galaxy cluster mass function for any reasonable value of the primordial power spectrum normalisation.

  3. Last modified: Jan. 5, 2005. OPEN CONJECTURES ON THE THREE TOPICS

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    Sun, Zhi-Wei

    Last modified: Jan. 5, 2005. OPEN CONJECTURES ON THE THREE TOPICS Zhi-Wei Sun Department that the paper is not available to many researchers including me. 1 #12;2 ZHI-WEI SUN Conjecture 2 (P. Erdos then it cannot cover every integer odd times! Quite recently S. Guo and Z. W. Sun [arXiv:math.NT/0412217] proved

  4. Preparation of supported gold nanoparticles by a modified incipient wetness impregnation method

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    Boyer, Edmond

    procedure of impregnation of oxide supports with chloroauric acid, which is well-known to lead to large gold Paris Cedex 05, France Running title: Modified method of impregnation of Au/oxide Figures: 8 Tables: 3 after a treatment of calcination at 300°C on any type of oxide supports (alumina, titania, silica

  5. Silica Supported Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Modifier in Polyethylene Composites

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    Resasco, Daniel

    Silica Supported Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Modifier in Polyethylene Composites Neal D. Mc.interscience.wiley.com). ABSTRACT: Composites have been made from single- wall carbon nanotubes in a polyethylene (PE) matrix: additives; composites; conducting polymers; nanocomposites; polyethylene INTRODUCTION Polyethylene (PE

  6. A MODIFIED GAMBLER'S RUIN MODEL POLYETHYLENE CHAINS IN THE AMORPHOUS REGION

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    A MODIFIED GAMBLER'S RUIN MODEL OF POLYETHYLENE CHAINS IN THE AMORPHOUS REGION Zhong­Hui Duan and Louis N. Howard Department of Mathematics The Florida State University ABSTRACT. Polyethylene chainsM 3 +O(M 2 ). INTRODUCTION Semicrystalline polyethylene formed from melt generally consists

  7. RESEARCH ARTICLE Changes in management modify agro-diversity in sainfoin

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Changes in management modify agro-diversity in sainfoin swards in the Eastern of management changes currently occurring in many regions. We sampled 39 sainfoin swards in the Eastern Pyrenees to assess changes in vegetation structure with sward management and evaluated how those changes might

  8. Development of Polyclonal Antibodies for the Detection of Styrene Oxide Modified Proteins

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    Hammock, Bruce D.

    Development of Polyclonal Antibodies for the Detection of Styrene Oxide Modified Proteins Wei Yuan to form covalent bonds with proteins, such as albumin and hemoglobin. Among all of the amino acids is to develop polyclonal antibodies for the detection of styrene oxide cysteinyl protein adducts. Two immunogens

  9. Friedmann equations from nonequilibrium thermodynamics of the Universe: A unified formulation for modified gravity

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    David Wenjie Tian; Ivan Booth

    2014-10-28

    Inspired by the Wald-Kodama entropy $S=A/(4G_{\\text{eff}})$ where $A$ is the horizon area and $G_{\\text{eff}}$ is the effective gravitational coupling strength in modified gravity with field equation $R_{\\mu\

  10. A Decision Support System to design1 modified atmosphere packaging for fresh2

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    Croitoru, Madalina

    ;Abstract18 To design new packaging for fresh food stakeholders of the food19 chain express their needs (i) fresh food related characteristics and (ii) packaging intrinsic charac-22 teristics. Modified materials, process ability,30 waste management constraints, etc. For instance, the user may have31

  11. A modified next reaction method for simulating chemical systems with time dependent propensities and delays

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    Anderson, David F.

    A modified next reaction method for simulating chemical systems with time dependent propensities; publisher error corrected 28 January 2008 Chemical reaction systems with a low to moderate number with methods that produce statistically exact sample paths such as the Gillespie algorithm or the next reaction

  12. Association of hydrophobically-modified poly(ethylene glycol) with fusogenic liposomes

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    Auguste, Debra T.

    interactions to shield liposomes by incorporating multiple hydrophobic anchoring sites on polyethylene glycolAssociation of hydrophobically-modified poly(ethylene glycol) with fusogenic liposomes Debra T, the equilibrium constant for distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine- poly(ethylene glycol) (DSPE-PEG5k) was 0.4F0

  13. Modified Theis equation by considering the bending effect of the confining unit

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    . This paper investigated the impact of the bending effect of the confining unit on drawdown. An analyticalModified Theis equation by considering the bending effect of the confining unit Xu Sheng Wang a rigidity and therefore may bend like a plate to a certain extent. The increase in the effective stress

  14. Molecular simulations of hydrogen and methane permeation through pore mouth modified zeolite Sang Eun Jeea

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    McGaughey, Alan

    Molecular simulations of hydrogen and methane permeation through pore mouth modified zeolite]. Inorganic membranes have the potential to play an important role in these separations if membranes than CO2 or CH4, two typical gases present during H2 production. Experiments that have been performed

  15. A Modified Cable Formalism for Modeling Neuronal Membranes at High Frequencies

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    Destexhe, Alain

    A Modified Cable Formalism for Modeling Neuronal Membranes at High Frequencies Claude Be a power-law structure at high frequencies (.50 Hz) with a slope of ;À2.5. This type of frequency scaling to the fact that the membrane resistance is short-circuited by the capacitance for high frequencies

  16. Inorganic-modified semiconductor TiO2 nanotube arrays for photocatalysis

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    Inorganic-modified semiconductor TiO2 nanotube arrays for photocatalysis Mengye Wang,ab James Ioccozia,b Lan Sun,*a Changjian Lin*a and Zhiqun Lin*b Semiconductor photocatalysis is a promising resistance, and nontoxicity. This Review briefly introduces the key mechanisms of photocatalysis, highlights

  17. School of the Environment PhD Program Guidelines last modified July 27, 2010

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    School of the Environment PhD Program Guidelines last modified July 27, 2010 1. Definitions) In this document the "School of the Environment PhD" degree is what used to be called the "ESR of the School of the Environment serves as the coordinator of the ESR PhD program. In this document we

  18. Technical and Regulatory Support to Develop a Rulemaking to Potentially Modify the NESHAP

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    Technical and Regulatory Support to Develop a Rulemaking to Potentially Modify the NESHAP Subpart W Standard for Radon Emissions from Operating Uranium Mills (40 CFR 61.250) U.S. Environmental Protection.................................................................2 1.3 Current Understanding of Radon Risk

  19. Biomaterials 24 (2003) 39313939 Corrosion and wear-corrosion behavior of NiTi modified

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    Crone, Wendy C.

    2003-01-01

    Biomaterials 24 (2003) 3931­3939 Corrosion and wear-corrosion behavior of NiTi modified by plasma, aerospace, and automotive industries. NiTi alloys are important materials for biomedical and dental devices. The alloy has been used for making orthodontic dental arch wires and medical guide wires for diagnostic

  20. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES OF PINK SHRIMP, PANDALUS BOREALIS, HELD IN CARBON DIOXIDE MODIFIED REFRIGERATED

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    and in ice for 11.5 days. Chemical tests for spoilage indicated that shrimp held in carbon dioxide modified and disadvantages of the refrig- erated seawater system (RSW)for holding fish and shellfish are well documented vessel. Shrimp were separated from fish and after a briefrinse in cold freshwater were placed in fiber

  1. Filtering Noisy ECG Signals Using the Extended Kalman Filter Based on a Modified Dynamic ECG Model

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of biomedical signal processing. Specifically, the extraction of ECG signals from low SNR measurementsFiltering Noisy ECG Signals Using the Extended Kalman Filter Based on a Modified Dynamic ECG Model University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2 Images and Signals Laboratory, Institut National Polytechnique de

  2. Evaluating Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as Modifying Factor in Designing Public School Buildings in Jordan 

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    Ali, H. H.; Al-Momani, H.

    2004-01-01

    Air Quality (IAQ) as Modifying Factor in Designing Public School Buildings in Jordan Hikmat H. Ali, Ph.D. Hind Al...-Momani Department of Architecture Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid-Jordan Hikmat_ali@yahoo.com Hikmat@just.edu.jo Phone (962) 2-7201000 Fax (962...

  3. A modified Activated Sludge Model No. 3 (ASM3) with two-step nitrificationedenitrification

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    A modified Activated Sludge Model No. 3 (ASM3) with two-step nitrificationedenitrification Ilenia of the Activated Sludge Models (ASM) [Henze, M., Gujer, W., Mino, T., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., 2000. Ac- tivated Sludge Models ASM1, ASM2, ASM2d, and ASM3. IWA Scientific and Technical Report No. 9. IWA Publishing

  4. Characterizing relationships between data aggregation and spatial scale: Exploratory analysis of the Modifiable Areal

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    Klippel, Alexander

    of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem J. K. Nelson1 1 GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography Penn State University MAUP is crucial to informed analysis of areally aggregated data. Socioeconomic and public health for the collection of statistics (i.e. census units) have been under-studied and under-implemented, which arguably

  5. Fluorescence Lifetime of Emitters with Broad Homogeneous Linewidths Modified in Opal Photonic Crystals

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    Vos, Willem L.

    Fluorescence Lifetime of Emitters with Broad Homogeneous Linewidths Modified in Opal Photonic, 2008 We have investigated the dynamics of spontaneous emission from dye molecules embedded in opal optical frequency and crystal lattice parameter of the polystyrene opals. Due to the broad homogeneous

  6. Formation of chromium borides in quenched modified 310 austenitic stainless steel.

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    Cambridge, University of

    Formation of chromium borides in quenched modified 310 austenitic stainless steel. T. Sourmail, T stainless steels is well documented [1, 2]. A number of studies have confirmed that boron segregates type 310 austenitic stainless steel (20 wt% Ni, 25 wt% Cr), during quenching from high

  7. Modified two-fluid model of conductivity for superconducting surface resistance calculation. Master's thesis

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    Linden, D.S.

    1993-05-01

    The traditional two-fluid model of superconducting conductivity was modified to make it accurate, while remaining fast, for designing and simulating microwave devices. The modification reflects the BCS coherence effects in the conductivity of a superconductor, and is incorporated through the ratio of normal to superconducting electrons. This modified ratio is a simple analytical expression which depends on frequency, temperature and material parameters. This modified two-fluid model allows accurate and rapid calculation of the microwave surface impedance of a superconductor in the clean and dirty limits and in the weak- and strong-coupled regimes. The model compares well with surface resistance data for Nb and provides insight into Nb3Sn and Y1Ba2Cu3O(7-delta). Numerical calculations with the modified two-fluid model are an order of magnitude faster than the quasi-classical program by Zimmermann (1), and two to five orders of magnitude faster than Halbritter's BCS program (2) for surface resistance.

  8. Vanadium pentoxide modified polycrystalline silicon anode for active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes

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    to be an efficient anode for organic light-emitting diode OLED X. L. Zhu, J. X. Sun, H. J. Peng, Z. G. Meng, M. Wong of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.2099520 Organic light-emitting diodes OLEDs have attracted wide attention dueVanadium pentoxide modified polycrystalline silicon anode for active-matrix organic light

  9. OROGRAPHIC PRECIPITATION Precipitation that has been generated or modified by topography, typically through the forcing of

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    Roe, Gerard

    OROGRAPHIC PRECIPITATION Precipitation that has been generated or modified by topography, typically rainfall). Orographic effects on precipitation are also responsible for some of the planet's sharpest perpendicular to the prevailing winds, precipitation is greatly enhanced on the windward side and suppressed

  10. Black Hole Corrections due to Minimal Length and Modified Dispersion Relation

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    Abdel Nasser Tawfik; Abdel Magied Diab

    2015-02-19

    The generalized uncertainty principles (GUP) and modified dispersion relations (MDR) are much like two faces for one coin in research for the phenomenology of quantum gravity which apparently plays an important role in estimating the possible modifications of the black hole thermodynamics and the Friedmann equations. We first reproduce the horizon area for different types of black holes and investigate the quantum corrections to Bekenstein-Hawking entropy (entropy-area law). Based on this, we study further thermodynamical quantities and accordingly the modified Friedmann equation in four-dimensional de Sitter-Schwarzschild, Reissner-N\\"{o}rdstrom and Garfinkle-Horowitz-Strominger black holes. In doing this we applied various quantum gravity approaches. The MDR parameter relative to the GUP one is computed and the properties of the black holes are predicted. This should play an important role in estimating response of quantum gravity to the various metric-types of black holes. We found a considerable change in the thermodynamics quantities. We find that the modified entropy of de-Sitter-Schwarzshild and Reissner-N\\"{o}rdstrom black holes starts to exist at a finite standard entropy. The Garfinkle-Horowitz-Strominger black hole shows a different entropic property. The modified specific heat due to GUP and MDR approaches vanishes at large standard specific heat, while the corrections due to GUP result in different behaviors. The specific heat of modified de-Sitter-Schwarzshild and Reissner-N\\"{o}rdstrom black holes seems to increase, especially at large standard specific heat. In the early case, the black hole cannot exchange heat with the surrounding space. Accordingly, we would predict black hole remnants which may be considered as candidates for dark matter.

  11. Method and apparatus for conserving waste energy

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    Eldifrawi, A.A.

    1981-05-12

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for conserving waste energy by transferring waste heat from an internal combustion engine, solar energy or from any other source of waste heat energy of a temperature of 200/sup 0/F or above, to a carrier liquid includes conveying the heated carrier liquid to a heat exchanger, pressurizing a refrigerant by heating the refrigerant with heat energy extracted from the heated carrier liquid and performing work with the pressurized refrigerant. The preferred embodiments include a modified Rankine-Sterling cycle engine and a dual absorption generator system.

  12. Energy Information Administration - Energy Efficiency, energy...

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    Efficiency Energy Efficiency energy consumption savings households, buildings, industry & vehicles The Energy Efficiency Page reflects EIA's information on energy efficiency and...

  13. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Overview of DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Dr. Sunita Satyapal Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program DOE-DOD MOU Workshop September 30, 2010 #12;2 Fuel Cells: Addressing Energy Challenges Energy Efficiency and Resource Diversity

  14. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Audience/Event Date EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Program Sunita Satyapal Acting Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program Fuel Cell Project Kickoff September 30, 2009 #12;2 Fuel Cells: Addressing Energy Challenges Energy Efficiency and Resource

  15. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program Sunita SatyapalSunita SatyapalSeptember 24, 2009 *On detail #12;2 Fuel Cells: Addressing Energy Challenges Energy Efficiency and Resource DiversityEnergy Efficiency and Resource Diversity Fuel cells offer a highly efficient way to use diverse

  16. Matter & Energy Solar Energy

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    Rogers, John A.

    See Also: Matter & Energy Solar Energy· Electronics· Materials Science· Earth & Climate Energy at the University of Illinois, the future of solar energy just got brighter. Although silicon is the industry Electronics Over 1.2 Million Electronics Parts, Components and Equipment. www.AlliedElec.com solar energy

  17. A Ni/surface-modified Diamond Composite Electroplating Coating on Superelastic NiTi Alloy as Potential Dental Bur Design

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    A Ni/surface-modified Diamond Composite Electroplating Coating on Superelastic NiTi Alloy: Composite Electroplating; Surface-modified Diamond Particles; Interfacial Adhesion; NiTi alloy; Dental Bur into nickel coating, and its shank made of stainless steel. There are strong demands from the dentist

  18. 530revision:1995-09-04modified:1995-09-04 A model in which every Boolean algebra has

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    Shelah, Saharon

    530revision:1995-09-04modified:1995-09-04 A model in which every Boolean algebra has many by the Basic Research Fund of the Israel Academy of Science. Paper number 530. 1 #12;530revision:1995-09-04modified:1995-09-04 1 Definitions and facts In this section we give some basic definitions, and prove

  19. A Lipid-modified Phosphoinositide-specific Phospholipase C (TcPI-PLC) Is Involved in Differentiation of Trypomastigotes to

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    Singer, Randall

    A Lipid-modified Phosphoinositide-specific Phospholipase C (TcPI-PLC) Is Involved C (PI- PLC) is an important component of the inositol phos- phate/diacylglycerol signaling pathway. A newly discov- ered Trypanosoma cruzi PI-PLC (TcPI-PLC) is lipid modified in its N terminus, targeted

  20. NOTICE OF DECISION BY THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION To: California Resources Agency From: California Energy Commission

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    NOTICE OF DECISION BY THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION To: California Resources Agency From Sacramento, CA 95814 Subject: Filing of Notice of Decision in compliance with Public Resources Code Section oilfield for use in enhanced oil recovery. Modification Description: Modify air quality conditions AQ-17

  1. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Source: US DOE 10/2010 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies ­ Upcoming Workshops & Solicitations Source: US DOE 10/2010 2 #12; Double Renewable Energy Capacity by 2012

  2. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2009 FUEL CELL MARKET REPORT NOVEMBER 2010 #12;Authors-Jerram of Fuel Cell Today Consulting, Rachel Gelman of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Jennifer Gangi

  3. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDuke Energy Progress- CommercialEnergy Trust of& WindPublicModifiedEnergyLow-Interest EnergyEnergyEnergy Loan

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDuke Energy Progress- CommercialEnergy Trust of& WindPublicModifiedEnergyLow-Interest EnergyEnergyEnergy

  5. FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    filings involving market pricing or rules; * modify: existing transmission or power exchange tariffs

  6. An extensive analysis of modified nanotube surfaces for next-generation orthopedic implants

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    Frandsen, Christine Jeanette

    2012-01-01

    applications. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2006.arrays: Fabrication, material properties, and solar energysolar energy, water splitting, and the biomedical materials

  7. Process for producing modified microorganisms for oil treatment at high temperatures, pressures and salinity

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    Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.

    1996-02-20

    This invention relates to the preparation of new, modified organisms, through challenge growth processes, that are viable in the extreme temperature, pressure and pH conditions and salt concentrations of an oil reservoir and that are suitable for use in microbial enhanced oil recovery. The modified microorganisms of the present invention are used to enhance oil recovery and remove sulfur compounds and metals from the crude oil. The processes are comprised of steps which successively limit the carbon sources and increase the temperature, pressure and salinity of the media. This is done until microbial strains are obtained that are capable of growing in essentially crude oil as a carbon source and at a temperature range from about 70 C to 90 C, at a pressure range from about 2,000 to 2,500 psi and at a salinity range from about 1.3 to 35%. 68 figs.

  8. Process for producing modified microorganisms for oil treatment at high temperatures, pressures and salinity

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    Premuzic, Eugene T. (East Moriches, NY); Lin, Mow (Rocky Point, NY)

    1996-02-20

    This invention relates to the preparation of new, modified organisms, through challenge growth processes, that are viable in the extreme temperature, pressure and pH conditions and salt concentrations of an oil reservoir and that are suitable for use in microbial enhanced oil recovery. The modified microorganisms of the present invention are used to enhance oil recovery and remove sulfur compounds and metals from the crude oil. The processes are comprised of steps which successively limit the carbon sources and increase the temperature, pressure and salinity of the media. This is done until microbial strains are obtained that are capable of growing in essentially crude oil as a carbon source and at a temperature range from about 70.degree. C. to 90.degree. C., at a pressure range from about 2,000 to 2,500 psi and at a salinity range from about 1.3 to 35%.

  9. A modified version of the geomechanics classification for entry design in underground coal mines

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    Newman, D.A.; Bieniawski, Z.T.

    1985-01-01

    The Geomechanics Classification was modified for entry and roof support design in underground room-and-pillar coal mines. Adjustment multipliers were introduced to incorporate the influence of strata weatherability, high horizontal stresses, and the roof support reinforcement factor into the existing classification system. Sixty-two case histories of both standing and fallen mine roof were collected from two mines in the northern Appalachian coalfield. Twenty-seven engineering and geologic parameters were recorded for each case. A partial correlation analysis was carried out on the cases to establish which parameters have a significant impact upon the supported stand-up time of coal mine roof. Survival analysis, a statistical technique used in medical research to assess the effect of a drug or treatment on a patient's life expectancy, was conducted together with stepwise multiple regression to derive values for the adjustment multipliers. A practical example is included to illustrate the application of the modified Geomechanics Classification to underground coal mine design.

  10. Investigation of electroreduction kinetics on modified p-InP in alkaline electrolyte

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    Cook, R.L.; Dempsey, P.P.; Sammells, A.F.

    1985-06-01

    The electroreduction kinetics of surface modified p-InP were investigated. The surface was modifie by electrodeposition of Co, Ru, Rh, Pt, Co/Pt, Ru/Pt, and Rh/Pt. Exchange current densities (i/sub 0/) for hydrogen evolution were obtained both in the dark and under 100 mW/cm/sub 2/ illumination. For sequentially deposited metals i/sub 0/ values are lower compared to individually deposited metals during hydrogen evolution. Cathodic currents observed positive of the hydrogen-evolution region can be explained by electron-transfer processes involving p-InP surface states. In this latter potential region, i/sub 0/ values are higher for the sequentially deposited metals.

  11. Time-resolved photoelectrochemical measurements on surface-modified n- and p-InP electrodes

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    Cook, R.L.; Dempsey, P.F.; Sammells, A.F.

    1986-11-01

    Time-resolved photoelectrochemical measurements following illumination with a pulsed laser source have been performed on surface-modified n- and p-InP photoelectrodes. The rate of the initial fast transient photopotential decay was shown to be sensitive to the nature of the surface modification used. The chemisorption of Ru ions onto the n-InP surface reduced the rapid initial decay of the transient photopotential response observed on the unmodified n-InP surface. It is proposed that Ru/sup 3+/ chemisorption may effectively reduce surface trap density at the interface region. For p-InP either unmodified or modified by Co, Rh, Pt, Pb, Rh/Pt, or Co/Pt, the transient photopotential decay exhibited a two segment response. The fast initial decay was found dependent on the previous surface treatment of the p-InP electrode. The second slower decay, however, was found independent of previous surface treatments.

  12. CPT and lepton number violation in neutrino sector: Modified mass matrix and oscillation due to gravity

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    Monika Sinha; Banibrata Mukhopadhyay

    2007-11-21

    We study the consequences of CPT and lepton number violation in neutrino sector. For CPT violation we take gravity with which neutrino and antineutrino couple differently. Gravity mixes neutrino and antineutrino in an unequal ratio to give two mass eigenstates. Lepton number violation interaction together with CPT violation gives rise to neutrino-antineutrino oscillation. Subsequently, we study the neutrino flavor mixing and oscillation under the influence of gravity. It is found that gravity changes flavor oscillation significantly which influences the relative abundance of different flavors in present universe. We show that the neutrinoless double beta decay rate is modified due to presence of gravity- the origin of CPT violation, as the mass of the flavor state is modified.

  13. Late time acceleration in a non-commutative model of modified cosmology

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    B. Malekolkalami; K. Atazadeh; B. Vakili

    2014-11-25

    We investigate the effects of noncommutativity between the position-position, position-momentum and momentum-momentum of a phase space corresponding to a modified cosmological model. We show that the existence of such noncommutativity results in a Moyal Poisson algebra between the phase space variables in which the product law between the functions is of the kind of an $\\alpha$-deformed product. We then transform the variables in such a way that the Poisson brackets between the dynamical variables take the form of a usual Poisson bracket but this time with a noncommutative structure. For a power law expression for the function of the Ricci scalar with which the action of the gravity model is modified, the exact solutions in the commutative and noncommutative cases are presented and compared. In terms of these solutions we address the issue of the late time acceleration in cosmic evolution.

  14. Power flattening on modified CANDLE small long life gas-cooled fast reactor

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    Monado, Fiber; Su'ud, Zaki; Waris, Abdul; Basar, Khairul; Ariani, Menik; Sekimoto, Hiroshi

    2014-09-30

    Gas-cooled Fast Reactor (GFR) is one of the candidates of next generation Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) that expected to be operated commercially after 2030. In this research conceptual design study of long life 350 MWt GFR with natural uranium metallic fuel as fuel cycle input has been performed. Modified CANDLE burn-up strategy with first and second regions located near the last region (type B) has been applied. This reactor can be operated for 10 years without refuelling and fuel shuffling. Power peaking reduction is conducted by arranging the core radial direction into three regions with respectively uses fuel volume fraction 62.5%, 64% and 67.5%. The average power density in the modified core is about 82 Watt/cc and the power peaking factor decreased from 4.03 to 3.43.

  15. Reexamination of Barnett's Experiment Based on the Modified Lorentz Force Law

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    Ching-Chuan Su

    2005-12-20

    Barnett's experiment demonstrates that the induction on a stationary cylindrical capacitor in the presence of a rotating magnet or solenoid is zero. In this investigation, based on the modified Lorentz force law, which complies with Galilean transformations and depends on relative velocities, the induction on the capacitor is reexamined. When the rotating solenoid is long and the capacitor is placed inside the solenoid, it is seen that the induction actually vanishes as observed in Barnett's experiment. However, when the capacitor is placed outside the solenoid or when the solenoid is short, it is shown that the induction can departure from zero. This prediction provides a means to test the validity of the modified Lorentz force law.

  16. A modified lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model for convection heat transfer in porous media

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    Wang, Liang; Guo, Zhaoli

    2015-01-01

    The lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (LBGK) model has become the most popular one in the lattice Boltzmann method for simulating the convection heat transfer in porous media. However, the LBGK model generally suffers from numerical instability at low fluid viscosities and effective thermal diffusivities. In this paper, a modified LBGK model is developed for incompressible thermal flows in porous media at the representative elementary volume scale, in which the shear rate and temperature gradient are incorporated into the equilibrium distribution functions. With two additional parameters, the relaxation times in the collision process can be fixed at a proper value invariable to the viscosity and the effective thermal diffusivity. In addition, by constructing a modified equilibrium distribution function and a source term in the evolution equation of temperature field, the present model can recover the macroscopic equations correctly through the Chapman-Enskog analysis, which is another key point different from pre...

  17. Modified Newton's Law of Gravitation Due to Minimal Length in Quantum Gravity

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    Ahmed Farag Ali; A. Tawfik

    2013-02-22

    A recent theory about the origin of the gravity suggests that the gravity is originally an entropic force. In this work, we discuss the effects of generalized uncertainty principle (GUP) which is proposed by some approaches to quantum gravity such as string theory, black hole physics and doubly special relativity theories (DSR), on the area law of the entropy. This leads to a $\\sqrt{Area}$-type correction to the area law of entropy which imply that the number of bits $N$ is modified. Therefore, we obtain a modified Newton's law of gravitation. Surprisingly, this modification agrees with different sign with the prediction of Randall-Sundrum II model which contains one uncompactified extra dimension. Furthermore, such modification may have observable consequences at length scales much larger than the Planck scale.

  18. Fluoro-alcohol phase modifiers and process for cesium solvent extraction

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    Bonnesen, Peter V.; Moyer, Bruce A.; Sachleben, Richard A.

    2003-05-20

    The invention relates to a class of phenoxy fluoro-alcohols, their preparation, and their use as phase modifiers and solvating agents in a solvent composition for the extraction of cesium from alkaline solutions. These phenoxy fluoro-alcohols comply with the formula: ##STR1## in which n=2 to 4; X represents a hydrogen or a fluorine atom, and R.sup.2 -R.sup.6 are hydrogen or alkyl substituents. These phenoxy fluoro-alcohol phase modifiers are a necessary component to a robust solvent composition and process useful for the removal of radioactive cesium from alkaline nuclear waste streams. The fluoro-alcohols can also be used in solvents designed to extract other cesium from acidic or neutral solutions.

  19. A modified Poisson-Boltzmann theory: Effects of co-solvent polarizability

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    Y. A. Budkov; A. L. Kolesnikov; M. G. Kiselev

    2015-07-27

    In this paper within a field-theoretical approach taking into account explicitly a co-solvent with a nonzero dipole and a polarizability tensor, we derive a modified Poisson-Boltzmann equation. Applying the modified Poisson-Boltzmann equation, we formulate a generalized Gouy-Chapman theory for the case when an electrolyte solution is mixed with a polar co-solvent having a large polarizability. We show that an increase of the co-solvent concentration as well as the co-solvent polarizability lead to a significant increase of differential capacitance at sufficiently high surface potentials of the electrode, whereas the profile of the electrostatic potential becomes considerably more long-ranged. On the contrary, an increase in the permanent dipole of the co-solvent only weakly affects the differential capacitance.

  20. The radiation chemistry of Cs-7SB, a solvent modifier used in Cs and Sr extraction

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    Mincher, B.J.; Martin, L.R.; Elias, G.; Mezyk, S.P.

    2008-07-01

    The solvent modifier 1-(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-propoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol, (Cs- 7SB) is used in conjunction with calixarenes and crown ethers dissolved in alkane diluents for the extraction of Cs and Sr from highly radioactive solutions. Its purpose is to solvate the ligands and the resulting ligand-metal complexes in the organic phase. Given this role, and its relatively high concentration in the formulations used for solvent extraction, radiolytic degradation of Cs-7SB might decrease the extraction efficiency of these elements as the solvent accumulates absorbed radiation dose. This work presents the results of studies of Cs-7SB using post-radiolysis gas chromatography with electron-capture detection and solvent-extraction distribution-ratio measurements. Also presented is the kinetic analysis of the bimolecular rate constant for the modifier's reaction with nitrogen trioxide and nitrogen dioxide radicals, major radiolytically-produced radical species in irradiated aqueous nitric acid. Although Cs-7SB was found to undergo reactions with nitrogen-centered radicals, little decrease in extraction efficiency was found. It is concluded the modifier, always present at concentrations much higher than the ligands, acts as a radical scavenger, protecting ligands from radiolytic attack. (authors)

  1. Constraints on modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity during big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Kusakabe, Motohiko; Kim, K S; Cheoun, Myung-Ki

    2015-01-01

    The modified gravity is considered to be one of possible explanations of the accelerated expansions of the present and the early universe. We study effects of the modified gravity on big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). If effects of the modified gravity are significant during the BBN epoch, they should be observed as changes of primordial light element abundances. We assume a $f(G)$ term with the Gauss-Bonnet term $G$, during the BBN epoch. A power-law relation of $df/dG \\propto t^p$ where $t$ is the cosmic time was assumed for the function $f(G)$ as an example case. We solve time evolutions of physical variables during BBN in the $f(G)$ gravity model numerically, and analyzed calculated results. It is found that a proper solution for the cosmic expansion rate can be lost in some parameter region. In addition, we show that calculated results of primordial light element abundances can be significantly different from observational data. Especially, observational limits on primordial D abundance leads to the stronge...

  2. Constraints on modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity during big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Motohiko Kusakabe; Seoktae Koh; K. S. Kim; Myung-Ki Cheoun

    2015-07-20

    The modified gravity is considered to be one of possible explanations of the accelerated expansions of the present and the early universe. We study effects of the modified gravity on big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). If effects of the modified gravity are significant during the BBN epoch, they should be observed as changes of primordial light element abundances. We assume a $f(G)$ term with the Gauss-Bonnet term $G$, during the BBN epoch. A power-law relation of $df/dG \\propto t^p$ where $t$ is the cosmic time was assumed for the function $f(G)$ as an example case. We solve time evolutions of physical variables during BBN in the $f(G)$ gravity model numerically, and analyzed calculated results. It is found that a proper solution for the cosmic expansion rate can be lost in some parameter region. In addition, we show that calculated results of primordial light element abundances can be significantly different from observational data. Especially, observational limits on primordial D abundance leads to the strongest constraint on the $f(G)$ gravity. We then derive constraints on parameters of the $f(G)$ gravity taking into account the existence of the solution of expansion rate and final light element abundances.

  3. Sustainable Energy Energies renouvelables

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    Ernst, Damien

    1 Cours de Sustainable Energy Energies renouvelables en Belgique Avril 2015 Dr. Ir. Raoul NIHART'énergie de stock » · Notion « d'énergie de flux » #12;4 Pourquoi les SER ? (SER = Sources d'Energie,1 % Structure de la production à partir d'Energies Renouvelables dans le monde en 2012 Source : EDF Géothermie 1

  4. Energy Conservation Renewable Energy

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    Delgado, Mauricio

    Energy Conservation Renewable Energy The Future at Rutgers University Facilities & Capital Planning Operations & Services Utilities Operations 6 Berrue Circle Piscataway, NJ 08854 #12;Energy Conservation Wh C ti ? R bl EWhy Conservation? Renewable Energy · Climate control reduces green house gases · Reduces

  5. Energy in the Einstein-Aether Theory

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    Christopher Eling

    2009-12-06

    We investigate the energy of a theory with a unit vector field (the "aether") coupled to gravity. Both the Weinberg and Einstein type energy-momentum pseudotensors are employed. In the linearized theory we find expressions for the energy density of the 5 wave modes. The requirement that the modes have positive energy is then used to constrain the theory. In the fully non-linear theory we compute the total energy of an asymptotically flat spacetime. The resulting energy expression is modified by the presence of the aether due to the non-zero value of the unit vector at infinity and its 1/r falloff. The question of non-linear energy positivity is also discussed, but not resolved.

  6. Proteins Modified by the Lipid Peroxidation Aldehyde 9,12-Dioxo-10(E)-dodecenoic Acid in MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells

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    Slade, Peter G.

    The hydroperoxide of linoleic acid (13-HPODE) degrades to 9,12-dioxo-10(E)-dodecenoic acid (DODE), which readily modifies proteins. This study identified the major proteins in MCF7 cells modified by DODE. To reduce false ...

  7. Limitless Quantum Energy Teleportation via Qudit Probes

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    Verdon-Akzam, Guillaume; Kempf, Achim

    2015-01-01

    We show that, in principle, an arbitrarily large amount of energy can be teleported through a massless quantum field, where the sender and receiver have access only to a fixed finite region in space each and are performing only local operations and classical or quantum communication. To this end, the usual quantum energy teleportation protocol is modified by using qudits of increasing dimension and by scaling suitable local interaction Hamiltonians. Remarkably, this yields a method for generating arbitrarily negative local energy densities in a quantum field.

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    Save Energy, Save Money Energy 101: Home Cooling Infographic Energy 101: Home Cooling Infographic Just in time for summer Check out our Energy 101: Home Cooling Infographic. With...

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    Nature Energie Jump to: navigation, search Name: Nature Energie Place: France Sector: Solar, Wind energy Product: French developer of wind and solar energy projects. References:...

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  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 47, NO. 7, JULY 2011 1849 Enhanced Photo-Thermal Stability of Modified PFPE Lubricants Under

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    Siegel, Paul H.

    of Modified PFPE Lubricants Under Laser Beam Exposure M. Gauvin1, H. Zheng1, B. Suen1, J. Lee2, H. J. Kang2 of Zdol lubricant, modified by substituting the OH groups with benzophenone, were investigated under laser beam exposure. The change of reflectance of the modified Zdol lubricant films induced by laser beam ex

  3. Modified rubisco large subunit n-methyltransferase useful for targeting molecules to the active-site vicinity of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate

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    Houtz, Robert L.

    2012-03-20

    The present invention generally relates to a modified Rubisco large subunit .sup..epsilon.N-Methyltransferase (Rubisco LSMT, or RLSMT). The present invention also relates to a modified RLSMT-carbonic anhydrase (RLSMT-CA). This modified RLSMT-CA improves the efficiency of the reduction of CO.sub.2 during photosynthesis, which may increase plant growth rates. The present invention also relates to nucleic acids encoding the modified RLSMT-CA or modified RLSMT. Also, the present invention relates to cells including the modified RLSMT-CA or modified RLSMT, plants containing the modified RLSMT-CA or modified RLSMT, and methods using compositions of the present invention. In addition, the present invention relates to antibodies conjugated to CA which may bind to Rubisco, and antibodies which bind a modified RLSMT-CA. The invention also relates to modified forms of the LS and SS of Rubisco where the modified forms are fusions with CA or biologically active fragments thereof. The present invention provides methods of altering Rubisco carboxylase activity and altering plant growth.

  4. Transient finite element analysis of electric double layer using Nernst-Planck-Poisson equations with a modified stern layer 

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    Lim, Jong Il

    2007-04-25

    Finite element analysis of electric double layer capacitors using a transient nonlinear Nernst-Planck-Poisson (NPP) model and Nernst-Planck-Poisson-modified Stern layer (NPPMS) model are presented in 1D and 2D. The NPP ...

  5. 773revision:2002-01-18modified:2002-01-19 Cotorsion theories cogenerated by 1-free abelian groups

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    Shelah, Saharon

    773revision:2002-01-18modified:2002-01-19 Cotorsion theories cogenerated by 1-free abelian groups of the cotorsion class singly cogenerated by a torsion-free group G. Cotorsion theories were introduced by Salce

  6. A Modified Analytical Method for Simulating Cyclic Operation of Vertical U-Tube Ground-Coupled Heat Pumps 

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    Dobson, M. K.; O'Neal, D. L.; Aldred, W.

    1994-01-01

    A modified analytical model is presented which discretizes the ground-coupled heat exchanger of a ground-coupled heat pump and utilized a separate cylindrical source solution for each element. First law expressions are utilized for each element...

  7. Angiopoietin-1-expressing adipose stem cells genetically modified with baculovirus nanocomplex: investigation in rat heart with acute infarction

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    Paul, Arghya; Nayan, Madhur; Khan, Afshan Afsar; Shum-Tim, Dominique; Prakash, Satya

    2011-10-06

    The objective of this study was to develop angiopoietin-1 (Ang1)-expressing genetically modified human adipose tissue derived stem cells (hASCs) for myocardial therapy. For this, an efficient gene delivery system using recombinant baculovirus...

  8. 595revision:1995-08-29modified:1995-08-29 Embedding Cohen algebras using pcf theory

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    Shelah, Saharon

    595revision:1995-08-29modified:1995-08-29 Embedding Cohen algebras using pcf theory Saharon Shelah of Mathematics Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 08854, USA done: July 1995 printed: October 6, 2003 Abstract;595revision:1995-08-29modified:1995-08-29 Sh:595 October 6, 2003 2 3. If J is an ideal on a, f, g a, then f

  9. Evaluation of a modified-live, gene deletion mutant pseudorabies virus vaccine for field use in swine 

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    Lawhorn, Donald Bruce

    1989-01-01

    EVALUATION OF A MODIFIED-LIVE, GENE DELETION MUTANT PSEUDORABIES VIRUS VACCINE FOR FIELD USE IN SWINE A Thesis by DONALD BRUCE LAWHORN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1989 Major Subject: Veterinary Microbiblogy EVALUATION OF A MODIFIED-LIVE, GENE DELETION MUTANT PSEUDORABIES VIRUS VACCINE FOR FIELD USE IN SWINE A Thesis by DONALD BRUCE LAWHORN Approved...

  10. Trivalent Lanthanide/Actinide Separation Using Aqueous-Modified TALSPEAK Chemistry

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    Travis S. Grimes; Richard D. Tillotson; Leigh R. Martin

    2014-05-01

    TALSPEAK is a liquid/liquid extraction process designed to separate trivalent lanthanides (Ln3+) from minor actinides (MAs) Am3+ and Cm3+. Traditional TALSPEAK organic phase is comprised of a monoacidic dialkyl bis(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid extractant (HDEHP) in diisopropyl benzene (DIPB). The aqueous phase contains a soluble aminopolycarboxylate diethylenetriamine-N,N,N’,N”,N”-pentaacetic acid (DTPA) in a concentrated (1.0-2.0 M) lactic acid (HL) buffer with the aqueous acidity typically adjusted to pH 3.0. TALSPEAK balances the selective complexation of the actinides by DTPA against the electrostatic attraction of the lanthanides by the HDEHP extractant to achieve the desired trivalent lanthanide/actinide group separation. Although TALSPEAK is considered a successful separations scheme, recent fundamental studies have highlighted complex chemical interactions occurring in the aqueous and organic phases during the extraction process. Previous attempts to model the system have shown thermodynamic models do not accurately predict the observed extraction trends in the p[H+] range 2.5-4.8. In this study, the aqueous phase is modified by replacing the lactic acid buffer with a variety of simple and longer-chain amino acid buffers. The results show successful trivalent lanthanide/actinide group separation with the aqueous-modified TALSPEAK process at pH 2. The amino acid buffer concentrations were reduced to 0.5 M (at pH 2) and separations were performed without any effect on phase transfer kinetics. Successful modeling of the aqueous-modified TALSPEAK process (p[H+] 1.6-3.1) using a simplified thermodynamic model and an internally consistent set of thermodynamic data is presented.

  11. Enantioselective hydrogenation. III. Methyl pyruvate hydrogenation catalyzed by alkaloid-modified iridium

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    Simons, K.E.; Johnston, P.; Plum, H.; Wells, P.B.; Ibbotson, A.

    1994-12-01

    Enantioselective hydrogenation of methyl pyruvate, MeCOCOOMe to methyl lactate, MeCH(OH)COOMe, is catalyzed in solution at room temperature by supported iridium catalysts modified with cinchona alkaloids. Modification with cinchonidine or quinine yields R-lactate in excess, whereas modification with cinchonine or quinidine favors S-lactate formation. Ir/SiO{sub 2} catalysts (20%) calcined at 393 to 573 K and reduced at 523 to 593 K were highly active for racemic hydrogenation in the absence of a modifier (rates typically 1.8 mol h{sup -1} g{sub cat}{sup -1}) and were comparably active when modified with cinchonidine but gave an enantiomeric excess of about 30%. Use of higher calcination or reduction temperatures led to substantially inferior activity and selectivity. The high rates recorded for both racemic and enantioselective reactions are dependent on the catalysts being activated before use by a procedure involving exposure of the catalyst to air after the initial reduction. Use of a Cl-free precursor gave an Ir/SiO{sub 2} catalyst (20%) of superior activity but inferior enantioselectivity. Ir/CaCO{sub 3} (5%) was more active for racemic hydrogenation than for enantioselective hydrogenation, but provided the highest value of the enantiomeric excess 39%. Kinematics of reaction are reported. Exchange of H for D in 10,11-dihydrocinchonidine at room temperature over Ir/CaCO{sub 3} occurred in the quinoline moiety but not in the quinuclidine ring system, indicating that the alkaloid was adsorbed to the Ir surface via the interaction of its {pi}-electron system. For both silica-supported and calcium carbonate-supported Ir, the presence of chloride ion in the catalyst was advantageous for the achievement of enantioselectivity. 25 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

  12. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy DOE Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Overview Dr. Sunita Satyapal Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program DOE/CESA/TTC Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Webinar December 14, 2010 #12;2 Examples of DOE-funded Partners and Locations ­ Fuel Cell Technologies

  13. Modified Brans-Dicke theory of gravity from five-dimensional vacuum

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    Jose Edgar Madriz Aguilar; Carlos Romero; Adriano Barros

    2007-05-03

    We investigate, in the context of five-dimensional (5D) Brans-Dicke theory of gravity, the idea that macroscopic matter configurations can be generated from pure vacuum in five dimensions, an approach first proposed in the framework of general relativity. We show that the 5D Brans-Dicke vacuum equations when reduced to four dimensions lead to a modified version of Brans-Dicke theory in four dimensions (4D). As an application of the formalism, we obtain two five-dimensional extensions of four-dimensional O'Hanlon and Tupper vacuum solution and show that they lead two different cosmological scenarios in 4D.

  14. Surface Modified Particles By Multi-Step Addition And Process For The Preparation Thereof

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    Cook, Ronald Lee (Lakewood, CO); Elliott, Brian John (Superior, CO); Luebben, Silvia DeVito (Golden, CO); Myers, Andrew William (Arvada, CO); Smith, Bryan Matthew (Boulder, CO)

    2006-01-17

    The present invention relates to a new class of surface modified particles and to a multi-step surface modification process for the preparation of the same. The multi-step surface functionalization process involves two or more reactions to produce particles that are compatible with various host systems and/or to provide the particles with particular chemical reactivities. The initial step comprises the attachment of a small organic compound to the surface of the inorganic particle. The subsequent steps attach additional compounds to the previously attached organic compounds through organic linking groups.

  15. Production And Artile Of Iron/Surfactant-Modified Zeolite Pellets To Retain And Destroy Water Pollutants

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    BOWMAN, ROBERT S.; [et al

    2001-07-17

    A method of producing a pollutant adsorption and degradation article, and such article, are provided. At least one adsorbent is mixed with at least one pollutant transforming agent to form a mixture. This mixture is compacted to form a porous, highly permeable article. If necessary, the article can be modified with surfactant either after the compacting step or by adding the surfactant to the mixture prior to the compacting step. In addition, if necessary, a binding agent can be added to the mixture prior to the compacting step.

  16. Low amplitude impact of PBX 9501: Modified Steven spigot gun tests

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    Idar, D.J.; Lucht, R.A.; Straight, J.W.

    1998-12-01

    Low-velocity mechanical impact and subsequent high explosive (HE) reaction are of concern in credible accident scenarios involving the handling, transport, and storage of nuclear weapons. Using modified Steven spigot gun tests, the authors have investigated the high-explosive violent-reaction (HEVR) potential of PBX 9501 to low-amplitude insult. Reliable modeling predictions require that one identify the relevant parameters and behavioral responses that are key to the reaction mechanism(s) in PBX 9501. Additional efforts have been targeted at identifying relevant differences in the response between baseline and stockpile-aged PBX 9501 to low-velocity impacts.

  17. Symmetry analysis of a system of modified shallow-water equations

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    Simon Szatmari; Alexander Bihlo

    2012-12-23

    We revise the symmetry analysis of a modified system of one-dimensional shallow-water equations (MSWE) recently considered by Raja Sekhar and Sharma [Commun. Nonlinear Sci. Numer. Simulat. 20 (2012) 630-636]. Only a finite dimensional subalgebra of the maximal Lie invariance algebra of the MSWE, which in fact is infinite dimensional, was found in the aforementioned paper. The MSWE can be linearized using a hodograph transformation. An optimal list of inequivalent one-dimensional subalgebras of the maximal Lie invariance algebra is constructed and used for Lie reductions. Non-Lie solutions are found from solutions of the linearized MSWE.

  18. Symmetry analysis of a system of modified shallow-water equations

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    Szatmari, Simon

    2012-01-01

    We revise the symmetry analysis of a modified system of one-dimensional shallow-water equations (MSWE) recently considered by Raja Sekhar and Sharma [Commun. Nonlinear Sci. Numer. Simulat. 20 (2012) 630-636]. Only a finite dimensional subalgebra of the maximal Lie invariance algebra of the MSWE, which in fact is infinite dimensional, was found in the aforementioned paper. The MSWE can be linearized using a hodograph transformation. An optimal list of inequivalent one-dimensional subalgebras of the maximal Lie invariance algebra is constructed and used for Lie reductions. Non-Lie solutions are found from solutions of the linearized MSWE.

  19. Baryo-Leptogenesis induced by modified gravities in the primordial Universe

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    Liberato Pizza

    2015-06-27

    The long-standing problem of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the Universe is, in this paper, analysed in the context of the modified theories of gravity. In particular we study two models of $f(R)$ theories of gravitation that, with the opportune choice of the free parameters, introduce little perturbation to the scale factor of the Universe in the radiation dominated (RD) phase predicted by general relativity (GR), i.e., $a(t)\\sim t^{1/2}$. This little perturbation generates a Ricci scalar different by zero, i.e., $R\

  20. Baryo-Leptogenesis induced by modified gravities in the primordial Universe

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    Pizza, Liberato

    2015-01-01

    The long-standing problem of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the Universe is, in this paper, analysed in the context of the modified theories of gravity. In particular we study two models of $f(R)$ theories of gravitation that, with the opportune choice of the free parameters, introduce little perturbation to the scale factor of the Universe in the radiation dominated (RD) phase predicted by general relativity (GR), i.e., $a(t)\\sim t^{1/2}$. This little perturbation generates a Ricci scalar different by zero, i.e., $R\

  1. SCREAMm - modified code SCREAM to sumulate the acceleration of a pulsed beam through the superconducting linac

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    Eidelman, Yu.; Nagaitsev, S.; Solyak, N.; /Fermilab

    2011-07-01

    The code SCREAM - SuperConducting RElativistic particle Accelerator siMulation - was significantly modified and improved. Some misprints in the formulae used have been fixed and a more realistic expression for the vector-sum introduced. The realistic model of Lorentz-force detuning (LFD) is developed and will be implemented to the code. A friendly GUI allows various parameters of the simulated problem to be changed easily and quickly. Effective control of various output data is provided. A change of various parameters during the simulation process is controlled by plotting the corresponding graphs 'on the fly'. A large collection of various graphs can be used to illustrate the results.

  2. Highly efficient inverted organic solar cells using amino acid modified indium tin oxide as cathode

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    Li, Aiyuan; Nie, Riming; Deng, Xianyu; Wei, Huaixin; Li, Yanqing; Tang, Jianxin; Zheng, Shizhao; Wong, King-Young

    2014-03-24

    In this paper, we report that highly efficient inverted organic solar cells were achieved by modifying the surface of indium tin oxide (ITO) using an amino acid, Serine (Ser). With the modification of the ITO surface, device efficiency was significantly enhanced from 0.63% to 4.17%, accompanied with an open circuit voltage (Voc) that was enhanced from 0.30?V to 0.55?V. Ultraviolet and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies indicate that the work function reduction induced by the amino acid modification resulting in the decreased barrier height at the ITO/organic interface played a crucial role in the enhanced performances.

  3. Lepton number asymmetry via inflaton decay in a modified radiative seesaw model

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    Kashiwase, Shoichi

    2015-01-01

    We propose a non-thermal scenario for the generation of baryon number asymmetry in a radiative neutrino mass model which is modified to realize inflation at the early Universe. In this scenario, inflaton plays a crucial role in both generation of neutrino masses and lepton number asymmetry. Lepton number asymmetry is firstly generated in the dark matter sector through direct decay of inflaton. It is transferred to the lepton sector via the dark matter annihilation and then converted to the baryon number asymmetry due to the sphaleron interaction. All of the neutrino masses, the baryon number asymmetry and the dark matter are intimately connected to each other through the inflaton.

  4. WORKING DRAFT Last Modified 7/13/2014 9:34 PM Pacific Standard Time

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969 1.979Coal Consumers inYear JanSalesa.E.DRAFT Last Modified

  5. On the potential energy in an electrostatically bound two-body system

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    K. Wilhelm; B. N. Dwivedi

    2014-08-30

    The potential energy problem in an electrostatically bound two-body system is studied in the framework of a recently proposed impact model of the electrostatic force and in analogy to the potential energy in a gravitationally bound system. The physical processes are described that result in the variation of the potential energy as a function of the distance between the charged bodies. The energy is extracted from distributions of hypothetical interaction entities modified by the charged bodies.

  6. Study of a Modified Friction Device for the control of civil structures

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    Abdellaoui Maane, Mohamed

    2009-01-01

    In structural engineering, vibrations created by transient loads input energy to the structure. Control devices can be used to dissipate this energy in a civil structure. In this research, a new semi-active dissipation ...

  7. An analysis of modified convective available potential energy and Richardson number in mid-latitude squall line environments 

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    Stricherz, James Nicholas

    1989-01-01

    10 April is indicated by heavy solid line, position at 0135 UTC 11 April by heavy dotted line. 45 N 40 N 35 N 30 N 35 N tgF '. . OQN "". . ?, , . . . ~ p" -- PIA . ". : . '/ / / DEN r - '. "" ' TOP:: 1 A r/. Q ? 3P ' DDC ? 80-- 'I... UTC 09 May 1979 F' . 10. Surface chart for tg. Fig. 11. Radar summaries fur 0235 UTC, 09 May 1979 (a), aud 0435 UTC& 09 May 1979 (b). was the shortest squall line of the cases studied, averaging less than 400 km. At about 0735 UTC 10 May...

  8. Enhanced modified faraday cup for determination of power density distribution of electron beams

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Elmer, John W. (Danville, CA); Teruya, Alan T. (Livermore, CA)

    2001-01-01

    An improved tomographic technique for determining the power distribution of an electron or ion beam using electron beam profile data acquired by an enhanced modified Faraday cup to create an image of the current density in high and low power ion or electron beams. A refractory metal disk with a number of radially extending slits, one slit being about twice the width of the other slits, is placed above a Faraday cup. The electron or ion beam is swept in a circular pattern so that its path crosses each slit in a perpendicular manner, thus acquiring all the data needed for a reconstruction in one circular sweep. The enlarged slit enables orientation of the beam profile with respect to the coordinates of the welding chamber. A second disk having slits therein is positioned below the first slit disk and inside of the Faraday cup and provides a shield to eliminate the majority of secondary electrons and ions from leaving the Faraday cup. Also, a ring is located below the second slit disk to help minimize the amount of secondary electrons and ions from being produced. In addition, a beam trap is located in the Faraday cup to provide even more containment of the electron or ion beam when full beam current is being examined through the center hole of the modified Faraday cup.

  9. Analysis of higher harmonic contamination with a modified approach using a grating analyser

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    Gupta, Rajkumar Modi, Mohammed H.; Lodha, G. S.; Kumar, M.; Chakera, J. A.

    2014-04-15

    Soft x-ray spectra of the toroidal grating monochromator (TGM) at the reflectivity beamline of Indus-1 synchrotron source are analyzed for higher harmonic contribution. A diffraction grating of central line spacing 1200 l/mm is used to disperse the monochromatic beam received from TGM to quantify the harmonic contents in the 50–360 Å wavelength range. In order to calculate the harmonic contamination, conventionally the intensity of higher order peak is divided by first order peak intensity of the desired wavelength. This approach is found to give wrong estimate as first order peak itself is overlapped by higher order peaks. In the present study, a modified approach has been proposed to calculate harmonic contamination where the intensity contributions of overlapping orders have been removed from the first order diffraction peak of the desired wavelength. It is found that the order contamination in the TGM spectra is less than 15% in the wavelength range of 90–180 Å. The total harmonic contribution increases from 6%–60% in the wavelength range of 150–260 Å. The critical wavelength of Indus-1 is 61 Å hence the harmonic contamination below 90 Å is significantly low. The results obtained with modified approach match well with those obtained by quantitative analysis of multilayer reflectivity data. The obtained higher harmonics data are used to fit the transmission of aluminum edge filter in the 120–360 Å wavelength range.

  10. THERMAL ENHANCEMENT CARTRIDGE HEATER MODIFIED TECH MOD TRITIUM HYDRIDE BED DEVELOPMENT PART I DESIGN AND FABRICATION

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    Klein, J.; Estochen, E.

    2014-03-06

    The Savannah River Site (SRS) tritium facilities have used 1{sup st} generation (Gen1) LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75} (LANA0.75) metal hydride storage beds for tritium absorption, storage, and desorption. The Gen1 design utilizes hot and cold nitrogen supplies to thermally cycle these beds. Second and 3{sup rd} generation (Gen2 and Gen3) storage bed designs include heat conducting foam and divider plates to spatially fix the hydride within the bed. For thermal cycling, the Gen2 and Gen 3 beds utilize internal electric heaters and glovebox atmosphere flow over the bed inside the bed external jacket for cooling. The currently installed Gen1 beds require replacement due to tritium aging effects on the LANA0.75 material, and cannot be replaced with Gen2 or Gen3 beds due to different designs of these beds. At the end of service life, Gen1 bed desorption efficiencies are limited by the upper temperature of hot nitrogen supply. To increase end-of-life desorption efficiency, the Gen1 bed design was modified, and a Thermal Enhancement Cartridge Heater Modified (TECH Mod) bed was developed. Internal electric cartridge heaters in the new design to improve end-of-life desorption, and also permit in-bed tritium accountability (IBA) calibration measurements to be made without the use of process tritium. Additional enhancements implemented into the TECH Mod design are also discussed.

  11. Compaction comparison testing using a modified impact soil tester and nuclear density gauge

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    Erchul, R.A.

    1999-07-01

    The purpose of this paper is to compare test results of a modified Impact Soil Tester (IST) on compacted soil with data obtained from the same soil using a nuclear density gauge at the US Army Corp of Engineer's Buena Vista Flood Wall project in Buena Vista, Virginia. The tests were run during construction of the earth flood wall during the summer of 1996. This comparison testing demonstrated the credibility of the procedure developed for the IST as a compacting testing device. The comparison data was obtained on a variety of soils ranging from silty sands to clays. The Flood Wall comparison compaction data for 90% Standard Proctor shows that the results of the IST as modified are consistent with the nuclear density gauge 89% of the time for all types of soil tested. However, if the soils are more cohesive than the results are consistent with the nuclear density gauge 97% of the time. In addition these comparison tests are in general agreement with comparison compaction testing using the same testing techniques and methods of compacted backfill in utility trenches conducted earlier for the Public Works Department, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

  12. Modified biokinetic model for uranium from analysis of acute exposure to UF6

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    Fisher, D.R.; Kathren, R.L.; Swint, M.J. )

    1991-03-01

    Urinalysis measurements from 31 workers acutely exposed to uranium hexafluoride (UF6) and its hydrolysis product UO2F2 (during the 1986 Gore, Oklahoma UF6-release accident) were used to develop a modified recycling biokinetic model for soluble U compounds. The model is expressed as a five-compartment exponential equation: yu(t) = 0.086e-2.77t + 0.0048e-0.116t + 0.00069e-0.0267t + 0.00017 e-0.00231t + 2.5 x 10(-6) e-0.000187t, where yu(t) is the fractional daily urinary excretion and t is the time after intake, in days. The excretion constants of the five exponential compartments correspond to residence half-times of 0.25, 6, 26, 300, and 3,700 d in the lungs, kidneys, other soft tissues, and in two bone volume compartments, respectively. The modified recycling model was used to estimate intake amounts, the resulting committed effective dose equivalent, maximum kidney concentrations, and dose equivalent to bone surfaces, kidneys, and lungs.

  13. Modified Streamflows 1990 Level of Irrigation : Columbia River and Coastal Basins, 1928-1989.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration; A.G. Crook Company

    1993-04-01

    The annual operation plans described in the following sections require detailed system regulation computer model studies. These system regulation studies are necessary to evaluate potential new projects and to develop operational rule curves for the existing system of projects. The objective is to provide a basis for evaluating alternative system regulation scenarios. This provides essential input for optimizing the management of existing projects and planning future projects for the most beneficial use of the water supply and resources in the entire region. Historical streamflows per se are inadequate for system regulation studies because the pattern of observed flow has continually changed with each successive stage of irrigation and e development. The problem, therefore, is to adjust for past operation of storage projects and to determine the necessary adjustments that should be made to recorded flows to reflect current stages of irrigation development. Historical flows which have been adjusted to a common level of irrigation development by correcting for the effects of diversion demand, return flow, and change-of-contents and evaporation in upstream reservoirs and lakes are referred to as modified flows. This report describes the development of irrigation depletion adjustments and modified flows for the 1990 level of development for the 61-year period 1928--1989. incremental depletion adjustments were computed in this report for each month of the 61-year period to adjust the effects of actual irrigation in each year up to that which would have been experienced with the irrigation as practiced in 1990.

  14. STABILITY OF COSMIC-RAY MODIFIED SHOCKS: TWO-FLUID APPROACH

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    Saito, Tatsuhiko; Hoshino, Masahiro; Amano, Takanobu

    2013-10-01

    The stability of cosmic-ray modified shocks (CRMSs) is studied by means of numerical simulations. Owing to the nonlinear feedback of cosmic-ray (CR) acceleration, a downstream state of the modified shock can no longer be uniquely determined for given upstream parameters. It is known that up to three distinct solutions exist, which are characterized by CR production efficiency as the 'efficient', 'intermediate', and 'inefficient' branches. The stability of these solutions is investigated by performing direct time-dependent simulations of a two-fluid model. It is found that both the efficient and inefficient branches are stable even against a large-amplitude perturbation, while the intermediate one is always unstable and evolves into the inefficient state as a result of nonlinear time development. This bistable feature is robust in a wide range of parameters and does not depend on the injection model. Fully nonlinear time evolution of a hydrodynamic shock with injection results in the least efficient state in terms of CR production, consistent with the bistable feature. This suggests that the CR production efficiency in supernova remnant shocks may be lower than previously discussed in the framework of the nonlinear shock acceleration theory considering the efficient solution of the CRMS.

  15. Combined Thermal and Power Energy Management Optimization 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ahner, D. J.; Priestley, R. R.

    1991-01-01

    steam headers and equipment outage may modify steam piping configurations. Such considerations may also be introduced and solved in the optimization algorithm. 38 COMBINED THERMAL AND POWER ENERGY MANAGEMENT OPTIMIZATION David J. Ahner Manager... The optimization control may be readily interfaced with other plant control functions as shown in Figure 6. The basic process control is designed to be responsive and stable for the various plant loops and to maintain specified process variable setpoints...

  16. Optical amplification in disordered electrooptic Tm{sup 3+} and Ho{sup 3+} codoped lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate ceramics and study of spectroscopy and communication between cations

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Zhao, Hua; Zhang, Kun; Xu, Long; Sun, Fankui; Zhang, Jingwen; Chen, Xuesheng; Li, Kewen K.

    2014-02-21

    Rare earth doped electro-optic (EO) ceramics of lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate (PLZT) are promising in building multifunctional optical devices, by taking advantage of both EO effect and optical activity. In this work, the combination of the measured spectra of absorption and photoluminescence, the fluorescent decay, the calculated Judd-Ofelt parameters, and measured single pass gain in Tm{sup 3+}, Ho{sup 3+} codoped PLZT ceramics have marked them out as promising gain media in building electrically controllable lasers/optical amplifiers and other multifunctional devices. Optical energy storage was also observed in the optical amplification dynamics.

  17. Mechanistic study of methanol synthesis from CO? and H? on a modified model Mo?S? cluster

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Liu, Cheng; Liu, Ping

    2015-01-12

    We report the methanol synthesis from CO? and H? on metal (M = K, Ti, Co, Rh, Ni, and Cu)-modified model Mo?S? catalyst using density functional theory (DFT). The results show that the catalytic behavior of a Mo?S? cluster is changed significantly due to the modifiers, via the electron transfer from M to Mo?S? and therefore the reduction of the Mo cation (ligand effect) and the direct participation of M in the reaction (ensemble effect) to promote some elementary steps. With the most positively charged modifier, the ligand effect in the case of K-Mo?S? is the most obvious among themore »systems studied; however it cannot compete with the ensemble effect, which plays a dominate role in determining activity via the electrostatic attraction in particular to stabilize the CHxOy species adsorbed at the Mo sites of Mo?S?. In comparison, the ligand effect is weaker and the ensemble effect is more important when the other modifiers are used. In addition, the modifiers also vary the optimal reaction pathway for methanol synthesis on Mo?S?, ranging from the reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) + CO hydrogenation as that of Mo?S? to the formate pathway. Finally, K is able to accelerate the methanol synthesis on Mo?S? the most; while the promotion by Rh is relatively small. Using the modifiers like Ti, Co, Ni, and Cu, the activity of Mo?S? is decreased instead. The relative stability between *HCOO and *HOCO is identified as a descriptor to capture the variation in mechanism and scales well with the estimated activity. Our study not only provides better understanding of the reaction mechanism and actives on the modified Mo?S?, but also predicts some possible candidates, which can be used a promoter to facilitate the CH?OH synthesis on Mo sulfides.« less

  18. Mechanistic study of methanol synthesis from CO? and H? on a modified model Mo?S? cluster

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Liu, Cheng [Yangzhou Univ., Yangzhou, Jiangsu (China); Liu, Ping [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-02-06

    We report the methanol synthesis from CO? and H? on metal (M = K, Ti, Co, Rh, Ni, and Cu)-modified model Mo?S? catalyst using density functional theory (DFT). The results show that the catalytic behavior of a Mo?S? cluster is changed significantly due to the modifiers, via the electron transfer from M to Mo?S? and therefore the reduction of the Mo cation (ligand effect) and the direct participation of M in the reaction (ensemble effect) to promote some elementary steps. With the most positively charged modifier, the ligand effect in the case of K-Mo?S? is the most obvious among the systems studied; however it cannot compete with the ensemble effect, which plays a dominate role in determining activity via the electrostatic attraction in particular to stabilize the CHxOy species adsorbed at the Mo sites of Mo?S?. In comparison, the ligand effect is weaker and the ensemble effect is more important when the other modifiers are used. In addition, the modifiers also vary the optimal reaction pathway for methanol synthesis on Mo?S?, ranging from the reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) + CO hydrogenation as that of Mo?S? to the formate pathway. Finally, K is able to accelerate the methanol synthesis on Mo?S? the most; while the promotion by Rh is relatively small. Using the modifiers like Ti, Co, Ni, and Cu, the activity of Mo?S? is decreased instead. The relative stability between *HCOO and *HOCO is identified as a descriptor to capture the variation in mechanism and scales well with the estimated activity. Our study not only provides better understanding of the reaction mechanism and actives on the modified Mo?S?, but also predicts some possible candidates, which can be used a promoter to facilitate the CH?OH synthesis on Mo sulfides.

  19. wind energy

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    5%2A en Pantex to Become Wind Energy Research Center http:nnsa.energy.govfieldofficesnponpopressreleasespantex-become-wind-energy-research-center

  20. Energy Policy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Energy Department is focusing on an all-of-the-above energy policy, investing in all sources of American energy.