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  1. The Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement: An Update

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    R. Sweeney

    2005-01-20

    On July 23,2002, the President of the United States signed into law a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating the Yucca Mountain site in Nye County, Nevada, for development as a geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. If the US. Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorizes construction of the repository and receipt and possession of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive at Yucca Mountain, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would be responsible for transporting these materials to the Yucca Mountain repository as part of its obligation under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part of the site recommendation decision included the analysis of a nation-wide shipping campaign to the proposed repository site. The ''Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (February 2002) (Repository EIS) evaluated the potential impacts of the transportation of 70,000 Metric Tons of Heavy Metal spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from 77 locations around the nation to the potential repository in Nevada over a 24 year shipping campaign. In the Repository EIS, DOE identified mostly rail as its preferred mode of transportation, both nationally and in the State of Nevada. In December 2003, based on public comments and the environmental analyses in the Repository EIS, DOE identified a preference for the Caliente rail corridor in Nevada. On April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on the Mode of Transportation and Nevada Rail Corridor for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. In this ROD, the DOE announced that it had decided to select the mostly rail scenario analyzed in the Repository EIS as the transportation mode both on a national basis and in the State of Nevada. Under the mostly rail scenario, the DOE would rely on a combination of rail, truck and possibly barge to transport to the repository site at Yucca Mountain up to 70,000 MTHM of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, with most of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste being transported by rail. This will ultimately require construction of a rail line in Nevada to the repository. In addition, the DOE has decided to select the Caliente rail corridor in which to examine potential alignments within which to construct that rail line. A corridor is a strip of land, approximately 400 meters (0.25 miles) wide, that encompasses one of several possible routes through which DOE could build a rail line. An alignment is the specific location of a rail line in a corridor, and would likely be 60 meters [200 feet] or less in width. Also on April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Alignment, Construction, and Operation of a Rail Line to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV. In the Notice of Intent, the Department announced its intent to prepare a Rail Alignment EIS to assist in selecting a possible alignment for construction of a rail line that would connect the repository at Yucca Mountain to an existing main rail line in Nevada. The Rail Alignment EIS also would consider the potential construction and operation of a rail-to-truck intermodal transfer facility, proposed to be located at the confluence of an existing mainline railroad and a highway, to support legal-weight truck transportation until the rail system is fully operational. This corridor is approximately 513 kilometers (319 miles) long and would cost an estimated $880 million (2001 dollars). Should DOE decide to build the Caliente corridor, it may be the longest rail line built in the United States since the Transcontinental Railroad was constructed in 1869. Some of the challenges in building this rail corridor are steep grades (the corridor crosses over 7 mountain ranges), isolated terrain, possible tunnels, and stakeholder acceptance.

  2. Potential ecological impacts analysis of California high speed rail

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    Cameron, Dick; White, Mike; Stallcup, Jerre Ann; Penrod, Kristeen

    2005-01-01

    the proposed California High Speed Rail project as detailedquestion of choosing the high speed rail modal alternativeand was based on high speed rail alignment data, including

  3. Fuel rail

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    Haigh, M.; Herbert, J.D.; O'Leary, J.J.

    1988-09-20

    This patent describes a fuel rail for a V-configuration automotive type internal combustion engine having a throttle body superimposed over an intake manifold. The throttle body has an air plenum above an induction channel aligned with a throttle bore passage in the manifold for flow or air to the engine cylinders. The rail includes a spacer body mounted sealingly between the throttle body and the manifold of the engine and having air induction passages therethrough to connect the throttle body channels and the manifold, the spacer body having at least on longitudinal bore defining a fuel passage extending through the spacer body, and a fuel injector receiving cups projecting from and communicating with the fuel passage. The spacer body consists of a number of separated spacer members, and rail member means through which the fuel passage runs joining the spacer members together.

  4. Rail ClipsRail Clips Track Renewal

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    Colton, Jonathan S.

    Rail ClipsRail Clips and Track Renewal ver. 1 ME 6222: Manufacturing Processes and Systems Prof. J 2009 7 #12;Track Renewal ­ Tie replacement ballast packingTie replacement, ballast packing ME 6222: Manufacturing Processes and Systems Prof. J.S. Colton © GIT 2009 8 #12;Track Renewal ME 6222: Manufacturing

  5. California high speed rail proposal: “High speed rail and wildlife”

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    Wilkerson, Cynthia

    2005-01-01

    Chapter Wildlife and High Speed Rail C ALIFORNIA H IGH SDan Leavitt, California High Speed Rail Authority) AbstractThe California High Speed Rail (HSR) Proposal is in the

  6. Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection

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    Phillips, Robert Ronald

    2012-01-01

    di Scalea, F. , “On-line High-speed Rail Defect Detection –di Scalea, F. , “On-line High-speed Rail Defect Detection –Scalea, F. On-line High-speed Rail Defect Detection – Phase

  7. Radial arm strike rail

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McKeown, Mark H. (Golden, CO); Beason, Steven C. (Lakewood, CO)

    1991-01-01

    The radial arm strike rail assembly is a system for measurement of bearings, directions, and stereophotography for geologic mapping, particularly where magnetic compasses are not appropriate. The radial arm, pivoting around a shaft axis, provides a reference direction determination for geologic mapping and bearing or direction determination. The centerable and levelable pedestal provide a base for the radial arm strike rail and the telescoping camera pedestal. The telescoping feature of the radial arm strike rail allows positioning the end of the rail for strike direction or bearing measurement with a goniometer.

  8. Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation 

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    Tangtragulwong, Potchara

    2012-02-14

    This dissertation aims to study the benefit of rail grinding on service life of railroad rails, focusing on failures due to rolling contact fatigue (RCF) at the rail head. Assuming a tangent rail with one-point contact at ...

  9. Nuclear Storage Overpack Door Actuator and Alignment Apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Andreyko, Gregory M.

    2005-05-11

    The invention is a door actuator and alignment apparatus for opening and closing the 15,000-pound horizontally sliding door of a storage overpack. The door actuator includes a ball screw mounted horizontally on a rigid frame including a pair of door panel support rails. An electrically powered ball nut moves along the ball screw. The ball nut rotating device is attached to a carriage. The carriage attachment to the sliding door is horizontally pivoting. Additional alignment features include precision cam followers attached to the rails and rail guides attached to the carriage.

  10. Nuclear storage overpack door actuator and alignment apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Andreyko, Gregory M. (North Huntingdon, PA)

    2005-05-10

    The invention is a door actuator and alignment apparatus for opening and closing the 15,000-pound horizontally sliding door of a storage overpack. The door actuator includes a ball screw mounted horizontally on a rigid frame including a pair of door panel support rails. An electrically powered ball nut moves along the ball screw. The ball nut rotating device is attached to a carriage. The carriage attachment to the sliding door is horizontally pivoting. Additional alignment features include precision cam followers attached to the rails and rail guides attached to the carriage.

  11. High-Speed Rail Comes to London

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    Hall, Sir Peter

    2001-01-01

    of a debate about high-speed rail transportation, spurred byfrom long-haul flight to high-speed rail feeder. Lufthansasecurity problems that high-speed rail travel might help

  12. Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection

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    Phillips, Robert Ronald

    2012-01-01

    Cut to Proper Length, (b) Thermite Welding of Rail, (c) Railrails was welded together using the Thermite welding method.Thermite welding is and exothermal chemical process between

  13. Multicriteria high-speed rail route selection: application to Malaysia's high-speed rail corridor prioritization

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Multicriteria high-speed rail route selection: application to Malaysia's high-speed rail corridor on multicriteria decision analysis in transportation and provides a case study of high-speed rail (HSR) corridor. Keywords: high-speed rail; route selection; multicriteria analysis; Malaysia Introduction High-speed rail

  14. Southeast high speed rail (SEHSR): a case study

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    Gallagher, William

    2005-01-01

    transportation system. High speed rail service will provideof 100 – 500 miles. High speed rail in the Southeast willcoalition to develop a high speed rail network connecting

  15. TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    - March 15, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Minneapolis TEC Meeting, Rail...

  16. Intercity Rail Ridership Forecasting and the Implementation of High-Speed Rail in California

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    Vaca, Erin

    1993-01-01

    Taniguchi, M. 1992. High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andOperate, Maintain, and Finance a High-Speed Rail Facility.Texas High-Speed Rail Authority, Austin, January. Thompson,

  17. Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air

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    Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

    2007-01-01

    Transit California High Speed Rail Criteria air pollutantsproposed California High Speed Rail (CAHSR). The BART andFTA 2005]. California High Speed Rail The high speed rail

  18. The Environmental Injector: Beyond Common Rail and Hydraulic...

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

    The Environmental Injector: Beyond Common Rail and Hydraulic Intensificatiion The Environmental Injector: Beyond Common Rail and Hydraulic Intensificatiion The Environmental...

  19. The Rail Gun Muad Al Khaldi

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    Masoudi, Husain M.

    The Rail Gun Muad Al Khaldi Department of Electrical Engineering King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Abstract- The rail gun is one of promising ways of launching projectiles. Recently, many. In this project, I am going to investigate the construction of electromagnetic rail guns, the way the function

  20. Top-of-Rail lubricant

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    Alzoubi, M. F.; Fenske, G. R.; Erck, R. A.; Boparai, A. S.

    2000-07-14

    Analysis of the volatile and semivolatile fractions collected after use of the TOR lubricant indicated that other than contaminants in the collection laboratory, no compounds on the EPA's Target Compound Lists (Tables 2 and 5) were detected in these fractions. The data of these qualitative analyses, given in the various tables in the text, indicate only the relative amounts of the tentatively identified compounds. The authors recommend that quantitative analysis be performed on the volatile and semivolatile fractions to allow confirmation of the tentatively identified compounds and to obtain absolute amounts of the detected compounds. Additionally, the semivolatile fraction should be analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to identify compounds that are not chromatographable under the temperature program used for determination of semivolatile compounds. Introducing the top-of-rail (TOR) lubricant into the wheel/rail interface results in a reduction of almost 60% of lateral friction force over the forces encountered under dry conditions. This reveals good potential for energy savings, as well as wear reduction, for railroad companies. In TOR lubrication, an increase in the angle of attack and axle load results in increased lateral friction and rate of lubricant consumption. The most efficient TOR lubricant quantity to be used in the wheel/rail interface must be calculated precisely according to the number of cars, axle loads, train speed, and angle of attack.

  1. Impacts of Rail Pressure and Biodiesel Composition on Soot Nanostructu...

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

    Rail Pressure and Biodiesel Composition on Soot Nanostructure Impacts of Rail Pressure and Biodiesel Composition on Soot Nanostructure Fractal dimensions of particle aggregates and...

  2. Microsoft PowerPoint - Rail_Kneitel [Compatibility Mode

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    shipped? * What do we ship by rail? * DOT Requirements * Where does the waste go? * Logistics * BNL Rail Shipment Overview * Extensive Outreach - BNL Transportation Working Group...

  3. Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel...

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

    Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine This study measured the effects of hydrogen...

  4. Microsoft Word - Summary of Rail Comparison for Topic Group 7...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of the TEC Working Group Rail Topic Group report entitled "Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison" In 1999, the Transportation External Coordination (TEC) Working...

  5. Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air v.2

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

    2008-01-01

    Transit California High Speed Rail Criteria air pollutantsproposed California High Speed Rail (CAHSR). The BART andFTA 2005]. California High Speed Rail The high speed rail

  6. The Poisson alignment reference system implementation at the Advanced Photon Source.

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    Feier, I.

    1998-09-21

    The Poisson spot was established using a collimated laser beam from a 3-mW diode laser. It was monitored on a quadrant detector and found to be very sensitive to vibration and air disturbances. Therefore, for future work we strongly recommend a sealed vacuum tube in which the Poisson line may be propagated. A digital single-axis feedback system was employed to generate an straight line reference (SLR) on the X axis. Pointing accuracy was better than 8 {+-} 2 microns at a distance of 5 m. The digital system was found to be quite slow with a maximum bandwidth of 47 {+-} 9 Hz. Slow drifts were easily corrected but any vibration over 5 Hz was not. We recommend an analog proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller for high bandwidth and smooth operation of the kinematic mirror. Although the Poisson alignment system (PAS) at the Advanced Photon Source is still in its infancy, it already shows great promise as a possible alignment system for the low-energy undulator test line (LEUTL). Since components such as wigglers and quadruples will initially be aligned with respect to each other using conventional means and mounted on some kind of rigid rail, the goal would be to align six to ten such rails over a distance of about 30 m. The PAS could be used to align these rails by mounting a sphere at the joint between two rails. These spheres would need to be in a vacuum pipe to eliminate the refractive effects of air. Each sphere would not be attached to either rail but instead to a flange connecting the vacuum pipes of each rail. Thus the whole line would be made up of straight, rigid segments that could be aligned by moving the joints. Each sphere would have its own detector, allowing the operators to actively monitor the position of each joint and therefore the overall alignment of the system.

  7. Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail

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    Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

    2009-01-01

    rail modes, California High Speed  Rail and small to large the following sections:  High Speed Rail (California) Life?Horvath    Page 88  8.1 High Speed Rail (California) Life­

  8. Private rail tries for comeback in Florida By Matthew Peddie

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    profitable flights. Dumbaugh says there are also promising signs for high-speed inter-city rail in Texas funded intercity rail line turns a profit, high speed rail could even be back on the table in FloridaPrivate rail tries for comeback in Florida By Matthew Peddie Marketplace Morning Report

  9. High Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena,

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    Nagurney, Anna

    High Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena, and Dan Bellis #12;The US Current Situation of High Speed Rail · The US only has one high speed rail o Acela Which runs from Boston to Washington D.C. · A renewed interest in High Speed Rail Due to increased congestion Desire for cheaper

  10. A Low Voltage, Rail-to-Rail, Class AB CMOS Amplifier With High Drive and Low Output Impedance Characteristics

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    1 A Low Voltage, Rail-to-Rail, Class AB CMOS Amplifier With High Drive and Low Output Impedance describes a CMOS rail-to-rail class AB operational amplifier designed to have extremely low output impedance. The source follower ensures low output impedance, which enables it to drive relatively large load capacitors

  11. 486 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--II: EXPRESS BRIEFS, VOL. 59, NO. 8, AUGUST 2012 A Compact Rail-to-Rail Class-AB CMOS Buffer

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    Serdijn, Wouter A.

    circuits, high speed, rail to rail, slew-rate enhancement. I. INTRODUCTION IN ORDER to drive a large A Compact Rail-to-Rail Class-AB CMOS Buffer With Slew-Rate Enhancement Chutham Sawigun, Member, IEEE Abstract--Two prior-art transconductance amplifier-based rail-to-rail class-AB analog buffers are examined

  12. Determination of Longitudinal Stress in Rails 

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    Djayaputra, Ferdinand

    2012-02-14

    The objective of this research is to determine the longitudinal stress in rails by using the polarization of Rayleigh waves. Analytical models are developed to describe the effect of applied stress on wave speed and on the polarization of Rayleigh...

  13. Image alignment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dowell, Larry Jonathan

    2014-04-22

    Disclosed is a method and device for aligning at least two digital images. An embodiment may use frequency-domain transforms of small tiles created from each image to identify substantially similar, "distinguishing" features within each of the images, and then align the images together based on the location of the distinguishing features. To accomplish this, an embodiment may create equal sized tile sub-images for each image. A "key" for each tile may be created by performing a frequency-domain transform calculation on each tile. A information-distance difference between each possible pair of tiles on each image may be calculated to identify distinguishing features. From analysis of the information-distance differences of the pairs of tiles, a subset of tiles with high discrimination metrics in relation to other tiles may be located for each image. The subset of distinguishing tiles for each image may then be compared to locate tiles with substantially similar keys and/or information-distance metrics to other tiles of other images. Once similar tiles are located for each image, the images may be aligned in relation to the identified similar tiles.

  14. A Programmable 210 V Offset Rail-to-Rail GMC Filter

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    milli-Volts glitch at the input of a high- speed high-resolution comparator, for instance, may1 A Programmable 210 µV Offset Rail-to-Rail GM­C Filter H. Pooya Forghani-zadeh1 , Student Member. Programmability is also a feature of growing significance because high performance state-of-the-art systems must

  15. Tratamiento pasivo de aguas de mina con altas

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Tratamiento pasivo de aguas de mina con altas concentraciones de metales Resultados de ensayos en · Metodología · Resultados · Trabajos pendientes #12;Introducción Problemática de las aguas ácidas de mina 2.5 H2O Faja Pirítica Ibérica: · Mayor reserva de pirita del mundo · Aguas ácidas de mina con

  16. Advanced Diesel Common Rail Injection System for Future Emission Legislation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Robert Bosch GMBH Common Rail System Engineering for PC Diesel Systems

  17. The Access Almanac: Planning for High Speed Rail

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    Wachs, Martin

    2012-01-01

    ALMANAC Planning for High Speed Rail M A R T I N WA C H S CO R N O T T O build a high speed rail system and, if so, howWhy has planning for high speed rail in California been so

  18. An analytical study of rail grinding optimization for rail-head fatigue defect prevention 

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    Jones, Scott Laurence

    1997-01-01

    Over the last two decades, the railroad industry has experienced a significant increase in heavy axle loads acting on railroad rails. In addition, railroad operations have been consolidated resulting in the elimination of ...

  19. Development Impacts of high-speed rail : megalopolis formation and implications for Portugal's Lisbon-Porto High-Speed Rail Link

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    Melibaeva, Sevara (Sevara Mukhtarovna)

    2010-01-01

    High-speed rail (HSR) has been gaining acceptance worldwide with development of rail technology and rising concerns over climate change and congestion in airports and on roads. The implementation of high-speed rail lines ...

  20. Cretan Hieroglyphic Wool Units (LANA, double mina)

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    Younger, John G.

    2005-01-01

    Minoan Hieroglyphic document CHIC *089, on analogy with Linear A and B wool documents, records the wool of a certain type of cloth as the equivalent in weight of 3 double minas, that is 1 wool unit (or the wool from 4 sheep).

  1. Dispatcher Reliability Analysis : SPICA-RAIL Experiments

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    consider that humans are fully reliable. But experience shows that many accidents involve human failuresDispatcher Reliability Analysis : SPICA-RAIL Experiments Fabien Belmonte, Jean-Louis Boulanger of scenarios and evaluate the behaviour of human operators. A state of the art in human reliability is pre

  2. Selection of Processes for Welding Steel Rails

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    Eagar, Thomas W.

    structure. · Particular attention is given to thermit, flash and oxyacetylene processes with some discussion for welding of steel rail. The traditional pro- cesses of thermit, oxacetylene and flash welding are well is brought to an elevated temperature, and the heat diffuses into the bulk of the metal. Thermit, electroslag

  3. Rail gun development for EOS research

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    Fowler, C.M.; Peterson, D.R.; Hawke, R.S.; Brooks, A.L.

    1981-01-01

    The status of a railgun program for EOS research in progress at Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories is described. The operating principle of rail guns, the power supplies used to drive them, diagnostic techniques used to monitor their performance and initial efforts to develop projectiles suitable for EOS research are discussed. (WHK)

  4. USDOE Top-of-Rail Lubricant Project

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    Mohumad F. Alzoubi; George R. Fenske; Robert A. Erck; Amrit S. Boparai

    2002-02-01

    Lubrication of wheel/rail systems has been recognized for the last two decades as a very important issue for railroads. Energy savings and less friction and wear can be realized if a lubricant can be used at the wheel/rail interface. On the other hand, adverse influences are seen in operating and wear conditions if improper or excessive lubrication is used. Also, inefficiencies in lubrication need to be avoided for economic and environmental reasons. The top-of-rail (TOR) lubricant concept was developed by Texaco Corporation to lubricate wheels and rails effectively and efficiently. Tranergy Corporation has been developing its SENTRAEN 2000{trademark} lubrication system for the last ten years, and this revolutionary new high-tech on-board rail lubrication system promises to dramatically improve the energy efficiency, performance, safety, and track environment of railroads. The system is fully computer-controlled and ensures that all of the lubricant is consumed as the end of the train passes. Lubricant quantity dispensed is a function of grade, speed, curve, and axle load. Tranergy also has its LA4000{trademark} wheel and rail simulator, a lubrication and traction testing apparatus. The primary task of this project was collecting and analyzing the volatile and semivolatile compounds produced as the lubricant was used. The volatile organic compounds were collected by Carbotrap cartridges and analyzed by adsorption and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The semivolatile fraction was obtained by collecting liquid that dripped from the test wheel. The collected material was also analyzed by GC/MS. Both of these analyses were qualitative. The results indicated that in the volatile fraction, the only compounds on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund List of Analytes detected were contaminants either in the room air or from other potential contamination sources in the laboratory. Similarly, in the semivolatile fraction none of the detected compounds are on the EPA's Superfund List of Analytes. The major compound in the semivolatile fraction is 1,2-propanediol, which was also found as the major component of the TOR lubricant before testing. Other compounds found in trace quantities either were present in the TOR lubricant or were small fragments from the polymeric component of the TOR lubricant. The second task for Argonne in this project was to investigate the effects of axle load, angle of attack, and quantity of lubricant on lateral friction forces, as well as the consumption time of the TOR lubricant. The second task was to collect and qualitatively identify any volatile and semivolatile compounds produced upon use of the TOR lubricant.

  5. High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review and Evaluation of the Shinkansen Train

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    Taniguchi, Mamoru

    1992-01-01

    ~High Speed R~l $~r~s High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andorregulation. High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andCA94720 CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL SERIES Working Paper

  6. High-Speed Rail in California: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

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    Kockelman, Kara

    1994-01-01

    1 . Specific Aspects of High-Speed Rail in Connection with A993. The Development Effects of High-Speed Rail Stations and1 989. Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Study. Houston, TX:

  7. The Development Effects of High-Speed Rail Stations and Implications for California

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    Sands, Brian D.

    1993-01-01

    In The Shinkansen High-Speed Rail Nettt~rk of Japan (the development of high-speed rail facilities, but a loss oflong-term success of a high-speed rail system. REFERENCES

  8. Proposed Work Scope for the Rail Topic Group

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Plan for TEC Rail Topic Group Status: Active DOE Leads: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of National Transportation, Jay Jones and Alex Thrower...

  9. Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    NAVAL SPENT FUEL RAIL SHIPMENT ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES * Familiarize stakeholders with the Naval spent fuel ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES Familiarize stakeholders with the...

  10. Valuing Rail Transit: Comparing Capital and Operating Costs to Consumer Benefits

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    Guerra, Erick

    2010-01-01

    Glaeser, E ?Is High-Speed Rail a Good Public Investment? ?2009/07/28/is-high-speed-rail-a-good- public-investment/. (

  11. Display Requirements for an Interactive Rail Scheduling Display

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    the development of an interactive in-cab scheduling interface. Information about current high speed railDisplay Requirements for an Interactive Rail Scheduling Display Jacqueline M. Tappan1 , David J, paper speed charts, and rote memorization to meet the many demands of train operation. The separation

  12. Corresponding author Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    loads and cumulative freight tonnages, as well as increased interest in high speed passenger rail severe service conditions, such as areas of high curvature, heavy axle load or high speed passenger train1 Corresponding author Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution with Matrix

  13. Taiwan High Speed Rail Keeping passenger safety at the forefront

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    Taiwan High Speed Rail Keeping passenger safety at the forefront Overview The Need Taiwan High, high-speed travel in Taiwan." -- Ming-Der Lee, manager of Maintenance Management Information Systems, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation Like a few countries, life on the island nation of Taiwan is shaped

  14. URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN Main author: Diana Diziain, Greater-Est, France KEYWORDS: rail, waterways, intermodal logistics, urban freight, city logistics ABSTRACT been carried out on intermodal logistic policies at national scales. However, in urban areas, the use

  15. Development of a Longitudinal Rail Stress Measurement Device 

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    Hurley, Samuel J

    2014-11-12

    . This research develops a non-contact prototype apparatus designed to quickly measure longitudinal stress in rails. The measurement is performed by generating a Rayleigh wave along the surface of the web of the rail and analyzing the polarization of the Rayleigh...

  16. Rail Splitter Wind Farm | 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:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EA EIS Report UrlNM-b < RAPID‎ |RENERCOEnergyRadiumRail Splitter Wind

  17. Taiwan High Speed Rail & Its Impact to Regional Development T. C. Kao, C. K. Lin

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Taiwan High Speed Rail & Its Impact to Regional Development T. C. Kao¹, C. K. Lin² ¹Taiwan High Speed Rail Vice President Ph.D., P.E. ²Taiwan High Speed Rail Project Engineer Abstract: Taiwan High.1 Project outline The Taiwan High Speed Rail Project was constructed and is now being operated by Taiwan

  18. Offset-free rail-to-rail derandomizing peak detect-and-hold circuit

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    DeGeronimo, Gianluigi (Nesconset, NY); O'Connor, Paul (Bellport, NY); Kandasamy, Anand (Coram, NY)

    2003-01-01

    A peak detect-and-hold circuit eliminates errors introduced by conventional amplifiers, such as common-mode rejection and input voltage offset. The circuit includes an amplifier, three switches, a transistor, and a capacitor. During a detect-and-hold phase, a hold voltage at a non-inverting in put terminal of the amplifier tracks an input voltage signal and when a peak is reached, the transistor is switched off, thereby storing a peak voltage in the capacitor. During a readout phase, the circuit functions as a unity gain buffer, in which the voltage stored in the capacitor is provided as an output voltage. The circuit is able to sense signals rail-to-rail and can readily be modified to sense positive, negative, or peak-to-peak voltages. Derandomization may be achieved by using a plurality of peak detect-and-hold circuits electrically connected in parallel.

  19. Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation

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    Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

    2008-01-01

    PB 1999] California High Speed Rail Corridor Evaluation;for the California High Speed Rail Authority, Sacramento,20 Figure 13 – Potential California high speed rail

  20. Aligning Contract Incentives

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

    Contract Incentives" * The purpose of the memo: * Align Contractor Incentives with taxpayer interests * Hold each party to the contract responsible for its actions * Ultimately...

  1. Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail

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    Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

    2009-01-01

    Bus Life?cycle Inventory  New York City Metro Life?cycle Rail Life?cycle Inventory  New York City Commuter Rail Life?Horvath    Page 44  6.10 New York City Metro Life­cycle 

  2. Robotics virtual rail system and method

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    Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2011-07-05

    A virtual track or rail system and method is described for execution by a robot. A user, through a user interface, generates a desired path comprised of at least one segment representative of the virtual track for the robot. Start and end points are assigned to the desired path and velocities are also associated with each of the at least one segment of the desired path. A waypoint file is generated including positions along the virtual track representing the desired path with the positions beginning from the start point to the end point including the velocities of each of the at least one segment. The waypoint file is sent to the robot for traversing along the virtual track.

  3. Taipei terminal rail station : casting an urban gateway

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    Tsai, May Deanna

    1991-01-01

    Access is a key issue in the design of railway stations. The evolution of the train station typology, has resulted in many types of stations based on the development of the stations' access. Since rail travel on a larger ...

  4. EMF on Rails Rosa Lopez-Landa1

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    de Lara, Juan

    , Grails and Spring Roo, for their use within a Model-Driven Engineering process. Our approach automates (Spring Roo1), Ruby (Ruby on Rails2), Python (Django3) and Groovy (Grails4). They accelerate web

  5. Impacts of Rail Pressure and Biodiesel Composition on Soot Nanostructure

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Fractal dimensions of particle aggregates and the fringe lengths and fringe tortuosity within the primary soot particles has been assessed as functions of load, rail pressure, and biodiesel content.

  6. Novel monitoring system to diagnose rail track foundation problems

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    Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    A low cost, remote monitoring system has been developed to diagnose rail track subgrade failures. The portable monitoring system consists of five liquid vertical settlement probes, one piezometer, a small data acquisition ...

  7. TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    members will be to assist in the identification of potential rail routes for shipments to Yucca Mountain, in a manner that will contribute to a safe, dynamic, and flexible...

  8. Physics of Grain Alignment

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    Lazarian A

    2000-03-22

    Aligned grains provide one of the easiest ways to study magnetic fields in diffuse gas and molecular clouds. How reliable our conclusions about the inferred magnetic field depends critically on our understanding of the physics of grain alignment. Although grain alignment is a problem of half a century standing recent progress achieved in the field makes us believe that we are approaching the solution of this mystery. I review basic physical processes involved in grain alignment and show why mechanisms that were favored for decades do not look so promising right now. I also discuss why the radiative torque mechanism ignored for more than 20 years looks right now the most powerful means of grain alignment.

  9. Planning for a regional rail system : analysis of high speed and high quality rail in the Basque region

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    Lewis, Paul R. S. (Paul Robinson S.)

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to provide guidance for regional rail network planning to achieve the maximum benefits in terms of economic growth, passenger satisfaction, and environmental sustainability. The hypothesis is ...

  10. Balancing China's Seasonal Intercity Travel Demand: Alternatives for Freight Rail Expansion to Reduce Seasonal Passenger Rail Demand

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    Li, Lingling

    2013-12-31

    overwhelmedintercity transportation systems, particularly passenger rail. This transportation problem has emerged due to spatial economic imbalance: workers have had to travel betweentheir homes in rural hinterlands to factory jobs on the industrial coast, which had...

  11. Intercity passenger rail productivity in the Northeast Corridor : implications for the future of high-speed Rail

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    Archila Téllez, Andrés Felipe

    2013-01-01

    The ongoing discussion about the future implementation of high-speed rail (HSR) in the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is full of questions on the feasibility of HSR and the ability of Amtrak to implement it. Indeed, the introduction ...

  12. Revenue and Ridership Potential for a High-Speed Rail Service in the San Francisco/Sacramento-Los Angeles Corridor

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    Leavitt, Daniel; Vaca, Erin; Hall, Peter

    1994-01-01

    Potential for a High-Speed Rail Service in the Francisco/Scenario 4 4 High-Speed Rail Revenue Station Pair by 4 ’51992 levels ,, High-speed rail could divert approximately 12

  13. Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration

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    Coccia, Stefano

    2007-01-01

    F. , 2005. “On line High-Speed Rail Defect Detection, FinalFateh M. “On-Line High- Speed Rail Defect Detection–PhaseScalea, F. “On line High-Speed Rail Defect Detection, Final

  14. Hidden Breakpoints in Genome Alignments

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    Spang, Rainer

    in Genome Alignments #12;11 Simulated evolution Hidden Breakpoints in Genome Alignments 400 alignments in Genome Alignments #12;13 Simulated evolution Hidden Breakpoints in Genome Alignments 400 alignments genome Sum-of-Pairs: d(A,B) + d(A,C) + d(B,C) argmin {d(A,M) + d(B,M) + d(C,M)} M A C #12;16 Hidden

  15. Hybrid vehicle motor alignment

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    Levin, Michael Benjamin (Ann Arbor, MI)

    2001-07-03

    A rotor of an electric motor for a motor vehicle is aligned to an axis of rotation for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. A locator is provided on the crankshaft, a piloting tool is located radially by the first locator to the crankshaft. A stator of the electric motor is aligned to a second locator provided on the piloting tool. The stator is secured to the engine block. The rotor is aligned to the crankshaft and secured thereto.

  16. Precision alignment device

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    Jones, Nelson E. (Huntington Beach, CA)

    1990-01-01

    Apparatus for providing automatic alignment of beam devices having an associated structure for directing, collimating, focusing, reflecting, or otherwise modifying the main beam. A reference laser is attached to the structure enclosing the main beam producing apparatus and produces a reference beam substantially parallel to the main beam. Detector modules containing optical switching devices and optical detectors are positioned in the path of the reference beam and are effective to produce an electrical output indicative of the alignment of the main beam. This electrical output drives servomotor operated adjustment screws to adjust the position of elements of the structure associated with the main beam to maintain alignment of the main beam.

  17. Precision alignment device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jones, N.E.

    1988-03-10

    Apparatus for providing automatic alignment of beam devices having an associated structure for directing, collimating, focusing, reflecting, or otherwise modifying the main beam. A reference laser is attached to the structure enclosing the main beam producing apparatus and produces a reference beam substantially parallel to the main beam. Detector modules containing optical switching devices and optical detectors are positioned in the path of the reference beam and are effective to produce an electrical output indicative of the alignment of the main beam. This electrical output drives servomotor operated adjustment screws to adjust the position of elements of the structure associated with the main beam to maintain alignment of the main beam. 5 figs.

  18. High-speed rail commuting in the United States : a case study in California

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    Kasuya, Shuichi, 1972-

    2005-01-01

    High-speed rail (HSR) is primarily for intermediate distance intercity passenger travel. The concept of high-speed rail commuting is to provide short distance commuting transportation service on dedicated HSR, by sharing ...

  19. Union Station, Tacoma, Washington : a design study for a surplus rail site

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    Rhoads, Jeffrey David

    1982-01-01

    Recent technological changes in railroads, mergers, major shifts in urban land use patterns, and declining rail passenger travel has resulted in a surplus of urban rail lands. These lands represent a significant resource ...

  20. Coal-by-Rail: A Business-as-Usual Reference Case | Argonne National...

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

    Coal-by-Rail: A Business-as-Usual Reference Case Title Coal-by-Rail: A Business-as-Usual Reference Case Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2015 Authors Mintz, MM, Saricks,...

  1. Using land value capture to fund rail transit extensions in Mexico City and Santiago de Chile

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    Covarrubias, Alvaro, 1973-

    2004-01-01

    The effects of rail rapid transit on land uses and land values are discussed. Rail transit can enhance accessibility, and can raise the demand for locating in areas around stations, increasing land value, and in some cases ...

  2. Community Involvement in commuter rail improvements : the case of the Fairmount Line in Boston

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    Lai, Andrew (Andrew Borhaur)

    2015-01-01

    This thesis examines a successful community-led initiative to improve service on commuter rail and examines whether this initiative's focus on commuter rail in particular -- as opposed to a focus on other modes of transit ...

  3. EIS-0250-S2: Supplemental EIS for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada- Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This SEIS is to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating a railroad for shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from an existing rail line in Nevada to a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. The purpose of the evaluation is to assist the Department in deciding whether to construct and operate a railroad in Nevada, and if so, in which corridor and along which specific alignment within the selected corridor.

  4. Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference April 17-19, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    freight tonnages, as well as increased interest in high and higher- speed passenger rail development the operational and loading demands of high speed rail and joint passenger/freight corridors. INTRODUCTION poorer than lower modulus rail pads, leading to localized areas with high contact pressure and a higher

  5. Network Coded Information Raining over High-Speed Rail through IEEE 802.16j

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    Valaee, Shahrokh

    Network Coded Information Raining over High-Speed Rail through IEEE 802.16j Christopher Sue, Sameh propose a two-hop wireless network architecture for high-speed rail employing 802.16j. Due to its backward in high-speed rail communications and better exploit relay diversity. We refer to our proposed scheme

  6. Identification of High-Speed Rail Ballast Flight Risk Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    1 Identification of High-Speed Rail Ballast Flight Risk Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies speed line, true high speed rail has seen an increasing success in those countries where such lines were speed rail (HSR) systems around the world during the past 50 years, one of the observed phenomena

  7. Optimizing Ultrasonic Rail Defect Inspection to Improve Transportation Safety and Efficiency

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    inspection frequency is a critical decision in railway infrastructure management. The objective of this paper is a high priority for the rail industry and government. The current practice is to periodically inspect to cyclic loading of the rail by the passage of trains (Jeong and Gordon 2009). As rail fatigue fracture

  8. Turbine blade squealer tip rail with fence members

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Little, David A

    2012-11-20

    A turbine blade includes an airfoil, a blade tip section, a squealer tip rail, and a plurality of chordally spaced fence members. The blade tip section includes a blade tip floor located at an end of the airfoil distal from the root. The blade tip floor includes a pressure side and a suction side joined together at chordally spaced apart leading and trailing edges of the airfoil. The squealer tip rail extends radially outwardly from the blade tip floor adjacent to the suction side and extends from a first location adjacent to the airfoil trailing edge to a second location adjacent to the airfoil leading edge. The fence members are located between the airfoil leading and trailing edges and extend radially outwardly from the blade tip floor and axially from the squealer tip rail toward the pressure side.

  9. USED FUEL RAIL SHOCK AND VIBRATION TESTING OPTIONS ANALYSIS

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    Ross, Steven B.; Best, Ralph E.; Klymyshyn, Nicholas A.; Jensen, Philip J.; Maheras, Steven J.

    2014-09-29

    The objective of the rail shock and vibration tests is to complete the framework needed to quantify loads of fuel assembly components that are necessary to guide materials research and establish a technical basis for review organizations such as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). A significant body of experimental and numerical modeling data exists to quantify loads and failure limits applicable to normal conditions of transport (NCT) rail transport, but the data are based on assumptions that can only be verified through experimental testing. The test options presented in this report represent possible paths for acquiring the data that are needed to confirm the assumptions of previous work, validate modeling methods that will be needed for evaluating transported fuel on a case-by-case basis, and inform material test campaigns on the anticipated range of fuel loading. The ultimate goal of this testing is to close all of the existing knowledge gaps related to the loading of used fuel under NCT conditions and inform the experiments and analysis program on specific endpoints for their research. The options include tests that would use an actual railcar, surrogate assemblies, and real or simulated rail transportation casks. The railcar carrying the cradle, cask, and surrogate fuel assembly payload would be moved in a train operating over rail track modified or selected to impart shock and vibration forces that occur during normal rail transportation. Computer modeling would be used to help design surrogates that may be needed for a rail cask, a cask’s internal basket, and a transport cradle. The objective of the design of surrogate components would be to provide a test platform that effectively simulates responses to rail shock and vibration loads that would be exhibited by state-of-the-art rail cask, basket, and/or cradle structures. The computer models would also be used to help determine the placement of instrumentation (accelerometers and strain gauges) on the surrogate fuel assemblies, cask and cradle structures, and the railcar so that forces and deflections that would result in the greatest potential for damage to high burnup and long-cooled UNF can be determined. For purposes of this report we consider testing on controlled track when we have control of the track and speed to facilitate modeling.

  10. Development and testing of a low-maintenance, energy-absorbing bridge rail 

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    Cain, John Craig

    1985-01-01

    vehicle leaves the flow of traffic and strikes a bridge rail. The second concern is for the safety of the maintenance workers who must repair bridge rail damage following a collision. Third, the increasing cost of maintaining br idge decks and rails... during a more severe collision. Furthermore, the new bridge rail is designed to fit either new or existing standard bridge decks. Following development of the new bridge rail, two full-scale vehicle crash-tests were performed at the TTI Research...

  11. Performance Evaluation of Guardfence to Bridge Rail Transitions

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    rail transition that complies with the testing requirements of NCHRP Report 350 for use on high-speed roadways that is less expensive and complex than the current high- speed design. A second objective. Although a 27 in. (686 mm) tall transition section was not feasible for high-speed impact conditions

  12. Original Article Investigation of the mechanics of rail

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    are especially critical on joint heavy haul freight and high-speed passenger rail infrastructure, where loading and cumulative freight tonnages on heavy haul railways, as well as increased interest in high- and higher-speed and cumulative gross tonnages from heavy haul freight operations, along with increased high-speed inter

  13. High Speed Rail in Greece : methods for evaluating economic impacts

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    Radopoulou, Stefania Christina

    2010-01-01

    High Speed Rail is a mode that gains popularity every day. Many countries have such a network and others are on the way to adopting one. Greece, which is part of the European Union, is one of those countries that are looking ...

  14. HIGH SPEED RAIL COSTS, BENEFITS, AND FINANCING RAYMOND H. ELLIS

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    Incremental Capital Cost Capital Cost Year of (Billions (Billions Completion Expenditure Section 2010$) 2010$) of Section Capital Cost #12;CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL PHASE 1 CAPITAL COSTS SECTION INCREMENTAL CAPITAL COSTS (BILLIONS $ 2010) CUMULATIVE CAPITAL COSTS (BILLIONS $ 2010) COMPLETION OF SECTION INCREMENTAL

  15. Rail assembly for use in a radioactive environment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Watts, Ralph E. (Harrison, OH)

    1989-01-01

    An improved rail assembly and method of construction thereof is disclosed herein that is particularly adapted for use with a crane trolley in a hot cell environment which is exposed to airborne and liquidborne radioactive contaminants. The rail assembly is generally comprised of a support wall having an elongated, rail-housing recess having a floor, side wall and ceiling. The floor of the recess is defined at least in part by the load-bearing surface of a rail, and is substantially flat, level and crevice-free to facilitate the drainage of liquids out of the recess. The ceiling of the recess overhangs and thereby captures trolley wheels within the recess to prevent them from becoming dislodged from the recess during a seismic disturbance. Finally, the interior of the recess includes a power track having a slot for receiving a sliding electrical connector from the crane trolley. The power track is mounted in an upper corner of the recess with its connector-receiving groove oriented downwardly to facilitate the drainage of liquidborne contaminants and to discourage the collection of airborne contaminants within the track.

  16. Tradeoff between Efficiency and Melting for a High-Performance Electromagnetic Rail Gun

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    William C. McCorkle; Thomas B. Bahder

    2010-08-11

    We estimate the temperature distribution in the rails of an electromagnetic rail gun (EMG) due to the confinement of the current in a narrow surface layer resulting from the skin effect. In order to obtain analytic results, we assume a simple geometry for the rails, an electromagnetic skin effect boundary edge that propagates with the accelerating armature, and a current carrying channel controlled by magnetic field diffusion into the rails. We compute the temperature distribution in the rails at the time that the armature leaves the rails. For the range of exit velocities, from 1500 m/s to 5000 m/s, we find the highest temperatures are near the gun breech. After a single gun firing, the temperature reaches the melting temperature of the metal rails in a layer of finite thickness near the surface of the rails, for rails made of copper or tantalum. We plot the thickness of the melt layer as a function of position along the rails. In all cases, the thickness of the melt layer increases with gun velocity, making damage to the gun rails more likely at higher velocity. We also calculate the efficiency of the EMG as a function of gun velocity and find that the efficiency increases with increasing velocity, but only if the length of the gun is sufficiently long. The thickness of the melted layer also decreases with increasing rail length. Therefore, there is a tradeoff: for rails of sufficient length, the gun efficiency increases with increasing velocity but the melted layer thickness in the rails also increases.

  17. Automatic aligning free space communication platform

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    Andrews, John Michael

    2008-01-01

    OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Automatic Aligning Free Space36 v ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS Automatic Aligning Free Spacetransmitter/receiver. With automatic search and alignment,

  18. Nuclear reactor alignment plate configuration

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Altman, David A; Forsyth, David R; Smith, Richard E; Singleton, Norman R

    2014-01-28

    An alignment plate that is attached to a core barrel of a pressurized water reactor and fits within slots within a top plate of a lower core shroud and upper core plate to maintain lateral alignment of the reactor internals. The alignment plate is connected to the core barrel through two vertically-spaced dowel pins that extend from the outside surface of the core barrel through a reinforcement pad and into corresponding holes in the alignment plate. Additionally, threaded fasteners are inserted around the perimeter of the reinforcement pad and into the alignment plate to further secure the alignment plate to the core barrel. A fillet weld also is deposited around the perimeter of the reinforcement pad. To accomodate thermal growth between the alignment plate and the core barrel, a gap is left above, below and at both sides of one of the dowel pins in the alignment plate holes through with the dowel pins pass.

  19. The politics of Peacekeeper Rail Garrison. Doctoral thesis

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    Van Tassel, A.R.

    1992-01-01

    In 1985, the Congress capped at 50 the number of Peacekeeper ICBMs that could be deployed in vulnerable Minuteman silos, thereby sending the Reagan administration and the Air Force in search of another basing mode so that 100 of the ton-warhead missiles could be deployed as recommended by the Scowcroft Commission. The result was Peacekeeper rail garrison--a strategic nuclear weapon system that combined the Peacekeeper missile with railroad trains garrisoned at military installations. The missile trains would have dispersed across the nation's railways only during times of 'national need like the Cuban Missile Crisis. This case study examines the politics of that weapon system in order to contribute to the literature regarding weapons acquisition, test a number of propositions suggested by the bureaucratic politics model, and assess the influence of nonbureaucratic forces and actors on Peacekeeper rail garrison's fortunes.

  20. A Fully Automated Method for CT-on-Rails-Guided Online Adaptive Planning for Prostate Cancer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

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    Li, Xiaoqiang; Quan, Enzhuo M.; Li, Yupeng; Pan, Xiaoning; Zhou, Yin; Wang, Xiaochun; Du, Weiliang; Kudchadker, Rajat J.; Johnson, Jennifer L.; Kuban, Deborah A.; Lee, Andrew K.; Zhang, Xiaodong

    2013-08-01

    Purpose: This study was designed to validate a fully automated adaptive planning (AAP) method which integrates automated recontouring and automated replanning to account for interfractional anatomical changes in prostate cancer patients receiving adaptive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) based on daily repeated computed tomography (CT)-on-rails images. Methods and Materials: Nine prostate cancer patients treated at our institution were randomly selected. For the AAP method, contours on each repeat CT image were automatically generated by mapping the contours from the simulation CT image using deformable image registration. An in-house automated planning tool incorporated into the Pinnacle treatment planning system was used to generate the original and the adapted IMRT plans. The cumulative dose–volume histograms (DVHs) of the target and critical structures were calculated based on the manual contours for all plans and compared with those of plans generated by the conventional method, that is, shifting the isocenters by aligning the images based on the center of the volume (COV) of prostate (prostate COV-aligned). Results: The target coverage from our AAP method for every patient was acceptable, while 1 of the 9 patients showed target underdosing from prostate COV-aligned plans. The normalized volume receiving at least 70 Gy (V{sub 70}), and the mean dose of the rectum and bladder were reduced by 8.9%, 6.4 Gy and 4.3%, 5.3 Gy, respectively, for the AAP method compared with the values obtained from prostate COV-aligned plans. Conclusions: The AAP method, which is fully automated, is effective for online replanning to compensate for target dose deficits and critical organ overdosing caused by interfractional anatomical changes in prostate cancer.

  1. Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM); Cowan, Jr., Maynard (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01

    An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The opposed segmented rail circuit is either a plurality of similar conductive coils that are shorted, or a plurality of ladders formed of opposed conductive bars connected by a plurality of spaced conductors. In each embodiment, the conductors are preferably cables formed from a plurality of intertwined insulated wires to carry current evenly.

  2. Transportation in the Balance: A Comparative Analysis of Costs, User Revenues, and Subsidies for Highway, Air, and High Speed Rail Systems

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    Chan, Evelyn; Kanafani, Adib; Canetti, Thomas

    1997-01-01

    Implementation of High-Speed Rail in California. UniversityHJÊ2051ÊA6 California Intercity High Speed Rail Commission.High-Speed Rail Summary Report and Action Plan. December

  3. Eminent Domain and High-Speed Rail in California: Sustaining Popular Support for Large-scale Transportation Infrastructure in the Aftermath of Kelo v. City of New London

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    Abosch, Yishaiya

    2013-01-01

    Station? California High-speed Rail takes a New Hit,”February 27, 2012). California High-Speed Rail Authority (2011) California High Speed Rail Program Draft 2012 Business

  4. Recent Experience of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a Transport System and Regional Development from a Global Perspective

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    Shin, Dong-Chun

    2005-01-01

    of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications6 I.3. High-Speed RailCountries Operating High-Speed Rail .. 22 VI. Impact on

  5. Nuclear reactor internals alignment configuration

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gilmore, Charles B. (Greensburg, PA); Singleton, Norman R. (Murrysville, PA)

    2009-11-10

    An alignment system that employs jacking block assemblies and alignment posts around the periphery of the top plate of a nuclear reactor lower internals core shroud to align an upper core plate with the lower internals and the core shroud with the core barrel. The distal ends of the alignment posts are chamfered and are closely received within notches machined in the upper core plate at spaced locations around the outer circumference of the upper core plate. The jacking block assemblies are used to center the core shroud in the core barrel and the alignment posts assure the proper orientation of the upper core plate. The alignment posts may alternately be formed in the upper core plate and the notches may be formed in top plate.

  6. Using multiple alignments to improve seeded local alignment algorithms

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    Using multiple alignments to improve seeded local alignment algorithms Jason Flannick* and Serafim algorithms that index only a sequence. This suggests that when applied on a whole-genome scale, Typhon should provide improved homology searches in time comparable to existing algorithms. INTRODUCTION Sequence

  7. Tratamiento pasivo de aguas cidas de mina con caliza y MgO

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Tratamiento pasivo de aguas ácidas de mina con caliza y MgO: Resultados de los ensayos de campo en de lodos piríticos 200m Pozo de desagüe #12;Lugar de estudio (III): Calidad del agua de mina · pH: 2 debajo de la balsa de lodos Toma de agua Decantador de salida del bidón B Decantador de salida del bidón

  8. Well-pump alignment system

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    Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    1998-01-01

    An improved well-pump for geothermal wells, an alignment system for a well-pump, and to a method for aligning a rotor and stator within a well-pump, wherein the well-pump has a whistle assembly formed at a bottom portion thereof, such that variations in the frequency of the whistle, indicating misalignment, may be monitored during pumping.

  9. Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Joint Rail Conference April 17-19, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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    FOR US HIGH SPEED PASSENGER RAIL AND JOINT PASSENGER/FREIGHT CORRIDORS Erol Tutumluer1, Timothy D. Stark2 settlement. This differential movement is especially problematic for high speed rail infrastructure as the "bump" at the transition is accentuated at high speeds. Identification of dif- ferent factors

  10. Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference April 15-18, 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    and cumulative freight tonnages, coupled with increased development of high speed passenger rail, is placing of further research are track components used in high speed passenger, heavy haul, and shared infrastructureProceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference JRC2013 April 15-18, 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

  11. Billiards Digest January, 2013 "VEPP Part X: Shallow One-rail Kicks" ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES

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    Alciatore, David G.

    Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") Supporting narrated video (NV) demonstrations, high-speed video (HSV) clips farther up the rail or use a little more speed; otherwise, the CB won't rebound off the cushion enough. The amount you need to shift depends on conditions and shot speed. When the CB is close to the rail (e

  12. 1 Copyright 2014 by ASME Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    transportation alternative to reduce energy consumption and emissions in large urban areas. Use of commuter rail. While many systems outperform the energy efficiency of a typical light-duty vehicle, there are others, Colorado Springs, CO, USA JRC2014-3787 ANALYSIS OF TRENDS IN COMMUTER RAIL ENERGY EFFICIENCY Giovanni C. Di

  13. Influence of System Characteristics and Scheduling Patterns on Commuter Rail Energy Efficiency

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    regarded as an effective transportation alternative to reduce energy consumption and emissions in large rail mode. However, operating energy efficiency varies with many factors such as vehicle type, traction1 Influence of System Characteristics and Scheduling Patterns on Commuter Rail Energy Efficiency

  14. Virtual Secure Circuit: Porting Dual-Rail Pre-charge Technique into Software on Multicore

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Virtual Secure Circuit: Porting Dual-Rail Pre-charge Technique into Software on Multicore Zhimin}@vt.edu Abstract. This paper discusses a novel direction for multicore crypto- graphic software, namely the use on the princi- ple of dual-rail pre-charge, but which can be completely implemented in software. The resulting

  15. Lin et al TRB 14-2181 Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accident on Shared-Use Rail Corridors1

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    , technical and political factors have limited the development of new,2 dedicated, very-high-speed rail have limited the development of new, dedicated, very-10 high-speed rail systems in North AmericaLin et al TRB 14-2181 Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accident on Shared-Use Rail Corridors1 2

  16. Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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)Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2Feet)Thousand Cubic Feet)698 1.873 -CoalRail

  17. Laser beam alignment apparatus and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gruhn, Charles R. (Martinez, CA); Hammond, Robert B. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1981-01-01

    The disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for laser beam alignment. Thermoelectric properties of a disc in a laser beam path are used to provide an indication of beam alignment and/or automatic laser alignment.

  18. Fusion bonding and alignment fixture

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ackler, Harold D. (Sunnyvale, CA); Swierkowski, Stefan P. (Livermore, CA); Tarte, Lisa A. (Livermore, CA); Hicks, Randall K. (Stockton, CA)

    2000-01-01

    An improved vacuum fusion bonding structure and process for aligned bonding of large area glass plates, patterned with microchannels and access holes and slots, for elevated glass fusion temperatures. Vacuum pumpout of all the components is through the bottom platform which yields an untouched, defect free top surface which greatly improves optical access through this smooth surface. Also, a completely non-adherent interlayer, such as graphite, with alignment and location features is located between the main steel platform and the glass plate pair, which makes large improvements in quality, yield, and ease of use, and enables aligned bonding of very large glass structures.

  19. Fixture for aligning motor assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Shervington, Roger M.; Vaghani, Vallabh V.; Vanek, Laurence D.; Christensen, Scott A.

    2009-12-08

    An alignment fixture includes a rotor fixture, a stator fixture and a sensor system which measures a rotational displacement therebetween. The fixture precisely measures rotation of a generator stator assembly away from a NULL position referenced by a unique reference spline on the rotor shaft. By providing an adjustable location of the stator assembly within the housing, the magnetic axes within each generator shall be aligned to a predetermined and controlled tolerance between the generator interface mounting pin and the reference spline on the rotor shaft. Once magnetically aligned, each generator is essentially a line replaceable unit which may be readily mounted to any input of a multi-generator gearbox assembly with the assurance that the magnetic alignment will be within a predetermined tolerance.

  20. Well-pump alignment system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Drumheller, D.S.

    1998-10-20

    An improved well-pump for geothermal wells, an alignment system for a well-pump, and to a method for aligning a rotor and stator within a well-pump are disclosed, wherein the well-pump has a whistle assembly formed at a bottom portion thereof, such that variations in the frequency of the whistle, indicating misalignment, may be monitored during pumping. 6 figs.

  1. Alignment method for parabolic trough solar concentrators

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Diver, Richard B. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-02-23

    A Theoretical Overlay Photographic (TOP) alignment method uses the overlay of a theoretical projected image of a perfectly aligned concentrator on a photographic image of the concentrator to align the mirror facets of a parabolic trough solar concentrator. The alignment method is practical and straightforward, and inherently aligns the mirror facets to the receiver. When integrated with clinometer measurements for which gravity and mechanical drag effects have been accounted for and which are made in a manner and location consistent with the alignment method, all of the mirrors on a common drive can be aligned and optimized for any concentrator orientation.

  2. Assessment of the risk of transporting liquid chlorine by rail

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Andrews, W.B.

    1980-03-01

    This report presents the risk of shipping liquid chlorine by rail. While chlorine is not an energy material, there are several benefits to studying chlorine transportation risks. First, chlorine, like energy materials, is widely used as a feedstock to industry. Second, it is the major purification agent in municipal water treatment systems and therefore, provides direct benefits to the public. Finally, other risk assessments have been completed for liquid chlorine shipments in the US and Europe, which provide a basis for comparison with this study. None of the previous PNL energy material risk assessments have had other studies for comparison. For these reasons, it was felt that a risk assessment of chlorine transportation by rail could provide information on chlorine risk levels, identify ways to reduce these risks and use previous studies on chlorine risks to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the PNL risk assessment methodology. The risk assessment methodology used in this study is summarized. The methodology is presented in the form of a risk assessment model which is constructed for ease of periodic updating of the data base so that the risk may be reevaluated as additional data become available. The report is sectioned to correspond to specific analysis steps identified in the model. The transport system and accident environment are described. The response of the transport system to accident environments is described. Release sequences are postulated and evaluated to determine both the likelihood and possible consequences of a release. Supportive data and analyses are given in the appendices. The risk assessment results are related to the year 1985 to allow a direct comparison with other reports in this series.

  3. Cost-effectiveness of freeway median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facility conversion to rail guideway transit 

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    Best, Matthew Evans

    1996-01-01

    Many freeways in the United States contain median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities. These facilities have been envisioned by some as reserved space for future rail guideway transit. This thesis examines the cost-effectiveness of converting a...

  4. Evaluation of sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas 

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    Pecheux, Kelley Klaver

    1993-01-01

    been effective over the years in identifying particularly hazardous rail-highway intersections based on high vehicle volumes, train volumes, and accident histories, and these crossings have been treated or improved. Many of the remaining crossings...

  5. Low cost monitoring system to diagnose problematic rail bed : case study of Mud Pumping Site

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    Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

    2007-01-01

    This thesis describes the development of low cost sensors and wireless sensor network (WSN) platform aimed at characterizing problematic rail beds (subgrade). The instrumentations are installed at a busy high-speed Northeast ...

  6. Cooled electronic system with thermal spreaders coupling electronics cards to cold rails

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Chainer, Timothy J; Gaynes, Michael A; Graybill, David P; Iyengar, Madhusudan K; Kamath, Vinod; Kochuparambil, Bejoy J; Schmidt, Roger R; Schultz, Mark D; Simco, Daniel P; Steinke, Mark E

    2013-07-23

    Liquid-cooled electronic systems are provided which include an electronic assembly having an electronics card and a socket with a latch at one end. The latch facilitates securing of the card within the socket or removal of the card from the socket. A liquid-cooled cold rail is disposed at the one end of the socket, and a thermal spreader couples the electronics card to the cold rail. The thermal spreader includes first and second thermal transfer plates coupled to first and second surfaces on opposite sides of the card, and thermally conductive extensions extending from end edges of the plates, which couple the respective transfer plates to the liquid-cooled cold rail. The thermally conductive extensions are disposed to the sides of the latch, and the card is securable within or removable from the socket using the latch without removing the cold rail or the thermal spreader.

  7. Estimating commuter rail demand to Kendall Square along the Grand Junction Corridor

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    Bockelie, Adam

    2012-01-01

    Since acquiring the Grand Junction Railroad in June 2010 from CSX, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has explored the possibility of using the line for commuter rail service. In addition the Grand Junction ...

  8. Financial impacts of and financing methods for high-speed rail in Portugal

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    Huang, Teng, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    High-speed rail (HSR) becomes a very hot topic recently when all Portugal, the United Stated, China, Japan, Spain, etc. are ambitious in building their HSR systems. Although HSR is expected to shrink the temporal distance ...

  9. Development of Improved Traveler Survey Methods for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning 

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    Sperry, Benjamin

    2012-07-16

    in this dissertation, ridership estimates for new high-speed intercity passenger rail lines that are planned to serve intermediate communities should not assume that residents of these communities have similar characteristics and values. The d-efficient stated...

  10. Open for Business? Effects of Los Angeles Metro Rail Construction on Adjacent Businesses

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    Ray, Rosalie Singerman

    2015-01-01

    Metro Rail Red Line under Vermont and Hollywood Boulevards.Red Line from Wilshire/Vermont to Hollywood/Highland, whichthe Red Line Corridor (Vermont/Sunset to Hollywood/Highland)

  11. Determination of applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves 

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    Gokhale, Shailesh Ashok

    2009-05-15

    This research develops a procedure to determine the applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves. Acoustoelasticity is defined as the stress dependency of ultrasonic wave speed or wave polarization. Analytical models...

  12. Grain alignment in starless cores

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    Jones, T. J.; Bagley, M. [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Krejny, M. [Cree Inc., 4600 Silicon Dr., Durham, NC (United States); Andersson, B.-G. [SOFIA Science Center, USRA, Moffett Field, CA (United States); Bastien, P., E-mail: tjj@astro.umn.edu [Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec and Départment de Physique, Université de Montréal, Montréal (Canada)

    2015-01-01

    We present near-IR polarimetry data of background stars shining through a selection of starless cores taken in the K band, probing visual extinctions up to A{sub V}?48. We find that P{sub K}/?{sub K} continues to decline with increasing A{sub V} with a power law slope of roughly ?0.5. Examination of published submillimeter (submm) polarimetry of starless cores suggests that by A{sub V}?20 the slope for P versus ? becomes ??1, indicating no grain alignment at greater optical depths. Combining these two data sets, we find good evidence that, in the absence of a central illuminating source, the dust grains in dense molecular cloud cores with no internal radiation source cease to become aligned with the local magnetic field at optical depths greater than A{sub V}?20. A simple model relating the alignment efficiency to the optical depth into the cloud reproduces the observations well.

  13. Measurements of magnetic field alignment

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    Kuchnir, M.; Schmidt, E.E.

    1987-11-06

    The procedure for installing Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipoles in their respective cryostats involves aligning the average direction of their field with the vertical to an accuracy of 0.5 mrad. The equipment developed for carrying on these measurements is described and the measurements performed on the first few prototypes SSC magnets are presented. The field angle as a function of position in these 16.6 m long magnets is a characteristic of the individual magnet with possible feedback information to its manufacturing procedure. A comparison of this vertical alignment characteristic with a magnetic field intensity (by NMR) characteristic for one of the prototypes is also presented. 5 refs., 7 figs.

  14. ALIGNMENT, LEVELING AND DEPLOYMENT CONSTRAINTS

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Crew Deployment Description Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) Crew Deployment Description Leveling and Alignment Solar Wind Spectrometer (SWS) Crew Deployment Description Leveling to deplo~nent. Design of ALSEP allows deployment when sun angle is from 5 to 45 degrees. 2 #12;CENTRAL

  15. Simultaneous alignment and folding of protein sequences

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    Waldispuhl, Jerome

    Accurate comparative analysis tools for low-homology proteins remains a difficult challenge in computational biology, especially sequence alignment and consensus folding problems. We presentpartiFold-Align, the first ...

  16. Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences

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    Will, Sebastian

    Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences J´er^ome Waldisp¨uhl1,2 , Charles W. O-homology proteins. In this work, we present partiFold-Align, the first algorithm for simultaneous alignment and consensus folding of unaligned protein sequences; the algorithm's complexity is poly- nomial in time

  17. Division of Finance Division of Finance Alignment

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Division of Finance Division of Finance Alignment September 11, 2014 1 #12;Division of Finance of Finance Goal of the DF Alignment Project The internal and external alignment of the Division of Finance of Finance The Process We Followed 17 Meetings17 Meetings 120+ Pages of Data 103 Themes 12 Meta Themes Goals

  18. IMPROVING SEQUENCE ALIGNMENTS FOR INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED PROTEINS

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    Radivojac, Predrag

    on various criteria such as amino acid properties, structural superposition, minimum number of base changes 50%. 1 Introduction Amino acid sequence alignment is the cornerstone of bioinformatics. Alignment matrix, each entry, sij, is the score when amino acids i and j are aligned opposite one another

  19. Billiards Digest July, 2011 "Aim, Align, Sight -Part II: Visual Alignment" ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES

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    Alciatore, David G.

    Billiards Digest July, 2011 "Aim, Align, Sight - Part II: Visual Alignment" ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES alignment is off. Diagram 1 Changes in visual perception with head position #12;Billiards Digest July, 2011 to the right. Diagram 3 Results of head alignment errors #12;Billiards Digest July, 2011 Human vision

  20. Aligned mesoporous architectures and devices.

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    Brinker, C. Jeffrey; Lu, Yunfeng

    2011-03-01

    This is the final report for the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering - PECASE (LDRD projects 93369 and 118841) awarded to Professor Yunfeng Lu (Tulane University and University of California-Los Angeles). During the last decade, mesoporous materials with tunable periodic pores have been synthesized using surfactant liquid crystalline as templates, opening a new avenue for a wide spectrum of applications. However, the applications are somewhat limited by the unfavorabe pore orientation of these materials. Although substantial effort has been devoted to align the pore channels, fabrication of mesoporous materials with perpendicular pore channels remains challenging. This project focused on fabrication of mesoporous materials with perpendicularly aligned pore channels. We demonstrated structures for use in water purification, separation, sensors, templated synthesis, microelectronics, optics, controlled release, and highly selective catalysts.

  1. Fiber alignment apparatus and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kravitz, Stanley H. (Placitas, NM); Warren, Mial Evans (Albuquerque, NM); Snipes, Jr., Morris Burton (Albuquerque, NM); Armendariz, Marcelino Guadalupe (Albuquerque, NM); Word, V., James Cole (Albuqueruqe, NM)

    1997-01-01

    A fiber alignment apparatus includes a micro-machined nickel spring that captures and locks arrays of single mode fibers into position. The design consists of a movable nickel leaf shaped spring and a fixed pocket where fibers are held. The fiber is slid between the spring and a fixed block, which tensions the spring. When the fiber reaches the pocket, it automatically falls into the pocket and is held by the pressure of the leaf spring.

  2. Fiber alignment apparatus and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kravitz, S.H.; Warren, M.E.; Snipes, M.B. Jr.; Armendariz, M.G.; Word, J.C. V

    1997-08-19

    A fiber alignment apparatus includes a micro-machined nickel spring that captures and locks arrays of single mode fibers into position. The design consists of a movable nickel leaf shaped spring and a fixed pocket where fibers are held. The fiber is slid between the spring and a fixed block, which tensions the spring. When the fiber reaches the pocket, it automatically falls into the pocket and is held by the pressure of the leaf spring. 8 figs.

  3. Eminent Domain and High-Speed Rail in California: Sustaining Popular Support for Large-scale Transportation Infrastructure in the Aftermath of Kelo v. City of New London

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    Abosch, Yishaiya

    2013-01-01

    opposition to the Keystone Pipeline uniting “Occupiers, TeaCorridors, the Keystone Pipeline, or high-speed rail, but

  4. Alignment method for solar collector arrays

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Driver, Jr., Richard B

    2012-10-23

    The present invention is directed to an improved method for establishing camera fixture location for aligning mirrors on a solar collector array (SCA) comprising multiple mirror modules. The method aligns the mirrors on a module by comparing the location of the receiver image in photographs with the predicted theoretical receiver image location. To accurately align an entire SCA, a common reference is used for all of the individual module images within the SCA. The improved method can use relative pixel location information in digital photographs along with alignment fixture inclinometer data to calculate relative locations of the fixture between modules. The absolute locations are determined by minimizing alignment asymmetry for the SCA. The method inherently aligns all of the mirrors in an SCA to the receiver, even with receiver position and module-to-module alignment errors.

  5. Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Process with Environmental Management Systems...

  6. Strategies for Aligning Program Demand with Contractor's Seasonal...

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

    Aligning Program Demand with Contractor's Seasonal Fluctuations Strategies for Aligning Program Demand with Contractor's Seasonal Fluctuations Better Buildings Neighborhood Program...

  7. David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES "End-of-game frozen-rail shots part II"

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Alciatore, David G.

    " Note: Supporting narrated video (NV) demonstrations, high-speed video (HSV) clips, and technical proofs the example in the video). Faster speed helps the 8-ball compress into the rail cushion more, allowing the CBDavid Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES "End-of-game frozen-rail shots ­ part II

  8. Moisture-Driven Deterioration and Abrasion of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats Submitted for publication in the proceedings of the

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    -entrained, low- permeability concrete. Care should be exercised when using pads that do not seal waterMoisture-Driven Deterioration and Abrasion of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats Submitted for publication on the results of a 2008 railway industry survey on concrete sleepers, rail seat deterioration (RSD) is the most

  9. Vacuum alignment and lattice artifacts

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    Maarten Golterman; Yigal Shamir

    2014-10-29

    When a subgroup of the flavor symmetry group of a gauge theory is weakly coupled to additional gauge fields, the vacuum tends to align such that the gauged subgroup is unbroken. At the same time, the lattice discretization typically breaks the flavor symmetry explicitly, and can give rise to new lattice-artifact phases with spontaneously broken symmetries. We discuss the interplay of these two phenomena, using chiral lagrangian techniques. Our first example is two-flavor Wilson QCD coupled to electromagnetism. We also consider examples of theories with staggered fermions, and demonstrate that recent claims in the literature based on the use of staggered fermions are incorrect.

  10. Method for protein structure alignment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Blankenbecler, Richard; Ohlsson, Mattias; Peterson, Carsten; Ringner, Markus

    2005-02-22

    This invention provides a method for protein structure alignment. More particularly, the present invention provides a method for identification, classification and prediction of protein structures. The present invention involves two key ingredients. First, an energy or cost function formulation of the problem simultaneously in terms of binary (Potts) assignment variables and real-valued atomic coordinates. Second, a minimization of the energy or cost function by an iterative method, where in each iteration (1) a mean field method is employed for the assignment variables and (2) exact rotation and/or translation of atomic coordinates is performed, weighted with the corresponding assignment variables.

  11. Aligned Partnerships | Department of Energy

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

    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 GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i n c i p a l De p u t y A sCOLONYDepartmentand StaffAlicia Moulton -Aligned

  12. Measuring alignment of loading fixture

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Scavone, Donald W. (Saratoga Springs, NY)

    1989-01-01

    An apparatus and method for measuring the alignment of a clevis and pin type loading fixture for compact tension specimens include a pair of substantially identical flat loading ligaments. Each loading ligament has two apertures for the reception of a respective pin of the loading fixture and a thickness less than one-half of a width of the clevis opening. The pair of loading ligaments are mounted in the clevis openings at respective sides thereof. The loading ligaments are then loaded by the pins of the loading fixture and the strain in each loading ligament is measured. By comparing the relative strain of each loading ligament, the alignment of the loading fixture is determined. Preferably, a suitable strain gage device is located at each longitudinal edge of a respective loading ligament equidistant from the two apertures in order to determine the strain thereat and hence the strain of each ligament. The loading ligaments are made substantially identical by jig grinding the loading ligaments as a matched set. Each loading ligament can also be individually calibrated prior to the measurement.

  13. Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Maxey, L.C.

    1993-09-28

    A method is described for a systematic method of interpreting interference fringes obtained by using a corner cube retroreflector as an alignment aid when aligning a paraboloid to a spherical wavefront. This is applicable to any general case where such alignment is required, but is specifically applicable in the case of aligning an autocollimating test using a diverging beam wavefront. In addition, the method provides information which can be systematically interpreted such that independent information about pitch, yaw and focus errors can be obtained. Thus, the system lends itself readily to automation. Finally, although the method is developed specifically for paraboloids, it can be seen to be applicable to a variety of other aspheric optics when applied in combination with a wavefront corrector that produces a wavefront which, when reflected from the correctly aligned aspheric surface will produce a collimated wavefront like that obtained from the paraboloid when it is correctly aligned to a spherical wavefront. 14 figures.

  14. Impact of rail pressure and biodiesel fueling on the particulate morphology and soot nanostructures from a common-rail turbocharged direct injection diesel engine

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ye, Peng; Vander Wal, Randy; Boehman, Andre L.; Toops, Todd J.; Daw, C. Stuart; Sun, Chenxi; Lapuerta, Magin; Agudelo, John

    2014-12-26

    The effect of rail pressure and biodiesel fueling on the morphology of exhaust particulate agglomerates and the nanostructure of primary particles (soot) was investigated with a common-rail turbocharged direct injection diesel engine. The engine was operated at steady state on a dynamometer running at moderate speed with both low (30%) and medium–high (60%) fixed loads, and exhaust particulate was sampled for analysis. Ultra-low sulfur diesel and its 20% v/v blends with soybean methyl ester biodiesel were used. Fuel injection occurred in a single event around top dead center at three different injection pressures. Exhaust particulate samples were characterized with TEM imaging, scanning mobility particle sizing, thermogravimetric analysis, Raman spectroscopy, and XRD analysis. Particulate morphology and oxidative reactivity were found to vary significantly with rail pressure and with biodiesel blend level. Higher biodiesel content led to increases in the primary particle size and oxidative reactivity but did not affect nanoscale disorder in the as-received samples. For particulates generated with higher injection pressures, the initial oxidative reactivity increased, but there was no detectable correlation with primary particle size or nanoscale disorder.

  15. Impact of rail pressure and biodiesel fueling on the particulate morphology and soot nanostructures from a common-rail turbocharged direct injection diesel engine

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Ye, Peng; Vander Wal, Randy; Boehman, Andre L.; Toops, Todd J.; Daw, C. Stuart; Sun, Chenxi; Lapuerta, Magin; Agudelo, John

    2014-12-26

    The effect of rail pressure and biodiesel fueling on the morphology of exhaust particulate agglomerates and the nanostructure of primary particles (soot) was investigated with a common-rail turbocharged direct injection diesel engine. The engine was operated at steady state on a dynamometer running at moderate speed with both low (30%) and medium–high (60%) fixed loads, and exhaust particulate was sampled for analysis. Ultra-low sulfur diesel and its 20% v/v blends with soybean methyl ester biodiesel were used. Fuel injection occurred in a single event around top dead center at three different injection pressures. Exhaust particulate samples were characterized with TEMmore »imaging, scanning mobility particle sizing, thermogravimetric analysis, Raman spectroscopy, and XRD analysis. Particulate morphology and oxidative reactivity were found to vary significantly with rail pressure and with biodiesel blend level. Higher biodiesel content led to increases in the primary particle size and oxidative reactivity but did not affect nanoscale disorder in the as-received samples. For particulates generated with higher injection pressures, the initial oxidative reactivity increased, but there was no detectable correlation with primary particle size or nanoscale disorder.« less

  16. Triangular Alignment (TAME). A Tensor-based Approach for Higher-order Network Alignment

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    Mohammadi, Shahin; Gleich, David F.; Kolda, Tamara G.; Grama, Ananth

    2015-11-01

    Network alignment is an important tool with extensive applications in comparative interactomics. Traditional approaches aim to simultaneously maximize the number of conserved edges and the underlying similarity of aligned entities. We propose a novel formulation of the network alignment problem that extends topological similarity to higher-order structures and provide a new objective function that maximizes the number of aligned substructures. This objective function corresponds to an integer programming problem, which is NP-hard. Consequently, we approximate this objective function as a surrogate function whose maximization results in a tensor eigenvalue problem. Based on this formulation, we present an algorithm called Triangular AlignMEnt (TAME), which attempts to maximize the number of aligned triangles across networks. We focus on alignment of triangles because of their enrichment in complex networks; however, our formulation and resulting algorithms can be applied to general motifs. Using a case study on the NAPABench dataset, we show that TAME is capable of producing alignments with up to 99% accuracy in terms of aligned nodes. We further evaluate our method by aligning yeast and human interactomes. Our results indicate that TAME outperforms the state-of-art alignment methods both in terms of biological and topological quality of the alignments.

  17. Experimental studies of steam-propane and enriched gas injection for the Minas light crude oil 

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    Yudishtira, Wan Dedi

    2003-01-01

    Experimental studies were carried out to compare the benefits of propane as an additive in steam injection and in lean gas injection to enhance production for the Minas light crude oil (34?API). The studies on steam-propane were specifically...

  18. Poking Facebook: Characterization of OSN Applications Minas Gjoka, Michael Sirivianos, Athina Markopoulou, Xiaowei Yang

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    Yang, Xiaowei

    Poking Facebook: Characterization of OSN Applications Minas Gjoka, Michael Sirivianos, Athina Facebook is one of the most popular Internet sites today. A key fea- ture that arguably contributed to Facebook's unprecedented success is its application platform, which enables the development of third- party

  19. AGES CONSTRAINTS IN PEGMATITE PROVINCE RELATED TO CHARNOCKITIC HOST ROCKS IN MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    AGES CONSTRAINTS IN PEGMATITE PROVINCE RELATED TO CHARNOCKITIC HOST ROCKS IN MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL Fernando Machado de MELLO1 , Essaid BILAL2* , 1- Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/ +33 4 7749 9707 Abstract Cambrian-Neoproterozoic granitoids suites in southeastern Brazil are the main

  20. Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment...

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    Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs - Phase 2 (JulyAugust 2013) Developing Secure Power Systems...

  1. Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH...

  2. Patent Reform: Aligning Reward and Contribution

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    Shapiro, Carl

    2007-01-01

    Patent Reform: Aligning Reward and Contribution † CarlThis paper analyzes two major reforms to the patent systemthey are issued. Three additional reforms relating to patent

  3. Rails Beyond Coal The Impacts of "New Energy" & the Dawning of the Domestic Intermodal Age

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Themes or "Givens' · Green is here to stay · Oil Prices will remain high (price points at $65, $45, $25's breadbasket · 5 ­ Cyclical recovery - Housing · Other Rail Opportunities exist but in smaller scale? · Continued slow economic growth · Improved cyclical recovery in housing & autos · Shipper capex in chemicals

  4. Laser infrared photothermal radiometric depth profilometry of steels and its potential in rail track evaluation

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    Mandelis, Andreas

    -scattering or in the transmission mode using a variety of sensor probes. In this work we used the infrared (IR) photothermal radioLaser infrared photothermal radiometric depth profilometry of steels and its potential in rail track evaluation A. Mandelis*, M. Munidasa, L. Nicolaides Photothermal and Optoelectronic Diagnostics

  5. Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi-regulated environment

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    Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

    1990-01-01

    This paper reports on results obtained from estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled time-series cross section of Class I U.S. railroads for the period 1973-1986. Based on the results of this cost function, an ...

  6. Reducing the Risk of Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials by Route Rationalization

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Reducing the Risk of Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials by Route Rationalization Athaphon;Kawprasert & Barkan 08-2801 2 ABSTRACT Hazardous materials traffic originates and terminates at numerous different locations throughout the North American railroad network. Rerouting of this traffic, especially

  7. Fact #554: January 19, 2009 Energy Intensity of Light Rail Transit...

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    NY 5,733 Cleveland, OH 6,753 Tampa, FL 7,470 Average of All Light Rail Systems 7,605 Baltimore, MD 8,379 Pittsburgh, PA 9,163 North Little Rock, AR 14,734 Memphis, TN 19,726...

  8. Structured hypothesis tests based diagnosis : application to a common rail diesel injection system

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Structured hypothesis tests based diagnosis : application to a common rail diesel injection system Zahi SABEH, José RAGOT, Frédéric KRATZ Delphi Diesel Systems, Centre Technique de Blois 9 boulevard de to increase diesel engine performances and to reduce noise, emission and fuel consumption. Such goals

  9. Hydraulic Mechanisms of the Deterioration of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats , R. Kernes

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    for accelerated deterioration of the rail-to-sleeper fastening system. Currently, there is evidence that abrasion cracking, hydro-abrasive erosion, and abrasion. In order to investigate the two hydraulic-driven mechanisms laboratory tests undertaken at UIUC to obtain greater insight into the potential hydraulic-driven failure

  10. Simulating calculations and optimization design of a new HVDC supply power for light rail system

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    Boyer, Edmond

    investments and operation costs [1]. A light rail system is a complex system including a moving electrical with megawatt bulk substations, which includes a power transformer, a rectifier with diodes and protections [2]. This kind of substation is uncontrollable and irreversible, which limits the possible improvement

  11. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(2):385387, 2010 Yellow Rails Wintering in Oklahoma

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    Butler, Christopher J.

    The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(2):385­387, 2010 Yellow Rails Wintering in Oklahoma discovered to migrate through southeastern Oklahoma in small numbers during fall with a few records through Mar 2009) to Red Slough Wildlife Management Area in McCurtain County (Oklahoma) to catch and band

  12. The Effect of Light Rail Transit on Employment: A Case Study of Dallas, Texas 

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    Mendez, Joel

    2014-08-05

    2 billion dollars in development (HDR, 2005). The level of impact which transit can bring in terms of economic activity can vary but cities which have successfully implemented light rail transit services have reported an increase in economic... Opportunities ............................................. 55 Table 15 ATT High Earning Employment Opportunity Density .................................. 55 Table 16 ATT Service Employment Opportunities...

  13. FOB Undergoing Test and Alignment in FAS at Ball Aerospace OPTICAL TESTS AND ALIGNMENTS

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    Schneider, Glenn

    FOB Undergoing Test and Alignment in FAS at Ball Aerospace OPTICAL TESTS AND ALIGNMENTS After the FOB alignment is complete, and it passes environmental tests, it will be checked out in a second HST. The NICMOS FOB will relay simulated images from RAS/HOMS to a Photometrics CCD camera placed where the three

  14. Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences

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    Devadas, Srinivas

    Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences J´er^ome Waldisp¨uhl1,2 , Charles W. O techniques are widely applicable to many more protein families. partiFold-Align is available at http://partiFold.csail.mit.edu. 1 Introduction The consensus fold of two proteins is their common minimum energy structure, given

  15. Hydrogen Evolution on Hydrophobic Aligned Carbon Nanotube

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    Daraio, Chiara

    Hydrogen Evolution on Hydrophobic Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays Abha Misra, Jyotsnendu Giri wall CNTs11 and aligned multiwall CNTs12 have been suggested as viable systems for hydrogen storage-decomposition of water using carbon electrodes has been pro- posed as a method for electrochemical storage of hydrogen.14

  16. TOPCAT Solar Cell Alignment & Energy Concentration Technology

    Energy Innovation Portal (Marketing Summaries) [EERE]

    2013-03-12

    This technology is a new technique for parabolic trough mirror alignment based on the use of an innovative Theoretical Overlay Photographic (TOP) approach. It is a variation of current methods used on parabolic dish systems and involves overlay of theoretical images of the Heat Collection Element (HCE) in the mirrors onto carefully surveyed photographic images and adjustment of mirror alignment until they match....

  17. Vane segment support and alignment device

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    McLaurin, L.D.; Sizemore, J.D.

    1999-07-13

    A support and alignment assembly for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. The support and alignment assembly comprises a torque plate which defines an opening for receiving an eccentric pin and a locking end member for receiving a lock socket member. An eccentric pin adjustably supported by the torque plate opening for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. A lock socket member adapted to securely receive the eccentric pin and rotated therewith, and adjustably engage the torque plate locking end is provided. The lock socket member receives the eccentric pin, such that when the eccentric pin is adjusted to align the vane segment, the lock socket member engages the torque plate locking end to secure the vane segment in the desired position. 5 figs.

  18. Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors

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    Maxey, L. Curtis (Powell, TN)

    1993-01-01

    A method is described for a systematic method of interpreting interference fringes obtained by using a corner cube retroreflector as an alignment aid when aigning a paraboloid to a spherical wavefront. This is applicable to any general case where such alignment is required, but is specifically applicable in the case of aligning an autocollimating test using a diverging beam wavefront. In addition, the method provides information which can be systematically interpreted such that independent information about pitch, yaw and focus errors can be obtained. Thus, the system lends itself readily to automation. Finally, although the method is developed specifically for paraboloids, it can be seen to be applicable to a variety of other aspheric optics when applied in combination with a wavefront corrector that produces a wavefront which, when reflected from the correctly aligned aspheric surface will produce a collimated wavefront like that obtained from the paraboloid when it is correctly aligned to a spherical wavefront.

  19. Cross-border barriers to the development of HSR projects : analysis of the Singapore- Kuala Lumpur high speed rail link/

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    Mori, Iori

    2014-01-01

    It is widely recognized that the benefits of High Speed Rail (HSR) such as a driving force of the economy, helps us to reshape the activities of people and business. These benefits were brought to light for its reliability, ...

  20. Application of a systems-theoretic approach to risk analysis of high-speed rail project management in the US

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    Kawakami, Soshi

    2014-01-01

    High-speed rail (HSR) is drawing attention as an environmentally-friendly transportation mode, and is expected to be a solution for socio-technical transportation issues in many societies. Currently, its market has been ...

  1. A systems approach for developing, designing, and transitioning moving map technology in U.S. rail applications

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    Voelbel, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    Safety, efficiency and productivity are top priorities for rail industries, but technology implementation faces many barriers. While the demands of locomotive engineers and railroads are increasing, the industry lacks a ...

  2. www.rtands.com Railway Track & Structures March 2009 37 s rail transport continues to grow in popularity, so does

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    Farritor, Shane

    www.rtands.com Railway Track & Structures March 2009 37 A s rail transport continues to grow is protected from debris, rain and freezing temperatures, the more smoothly it flows." Barr cites the findings

  3. The agglomerative role of transportation investment : a comparative analysis of Portuguese and American high-speed rail proposals

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    Westrom, Ryan J. (Ryan Jeremy)

    2014-01-01

    This research uses a comparative analysis of High-Speed Rail (HSR) impacts from proposals in both Portugal and Illinois to understand the wider economic implications of these proposed transportation links and corollary ...

  4. Preliminary analysis of the postulated changes needed to achieve rail cask handling capabilities at selected light water reactors

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    Konzek, G.J.

    1986-02-01

    Reactor-specific railroad and crane information for all LWRs in the US was extracted from current sources of information. Based on this information, reactors were separated into two basic groups consisting of reactors with existing, usable rail cask capabilities and those without these capabilities. The latter group is the main focus of this study. The group of reactors without present rail cask handling capabilities was further separated into two subgroups consisting of reactors considered essentially incapable of handling a large rail cask of about 100 tons and reactors where postulated facility changes could result in rail cask handling capabilities. Based on a selected population of 127 reactors, the results of this assessment indicate that usable rail cask capabilities exist at 83 (65%) of the reactors. Twelve (27%) of the remaining 44 reactors are deemed incapable of handling a large rail cask without major changes, and 32 reactors are considered likely candidates for potentially achieving rail cask handling capabilities. In the latter group, facility changes were postulated that would conceptually enable these reactors to handle large rail casks. The estimated cost per plant of required facility changes varied widely from a high of about $35 million to a low of <$0.3 million. Only 11 of the 32 plants would require crane upgrades. Spur track and right-of-way costs would apparently vary widely among sites. These results are based on preliminary analyses using available generic cost data. They represent lower bound values that are useful for developing an initial assessment of the viability of the postulated changes on a system-wide basis, but are not intended to be absolute values for specific reactors or sites.

  5. Self-aligning biaxial load frame

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    Ward, M.B.; Epstein, J.S.; Lloyd, W.R.

    1994-01-18

    An self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus for use in testing the strength of specimens while maintaining a constant specimen centroid during the loading operation. The self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus consists of a load frame and two load assemblies for imparting two independent perpendicular forces upon a test specimen. The constant test specimen centroid is maintained by providing elements for linear motion of the load frame relative to a fixed cross head, and by alignment and linear motion elements of one load assembly relative to the load frame. 3 figures.

  6. Alignment strategy for the ATLAS tracker

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    ATLAS; Golling, T.

    2007-09-23

    The ATLAS experiment is a multi-purpose particle detector that will study high-energy particle collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider. For the reconstruction of charged particles, and their production and their decay vertices, ATLAS is equipped with a sophisticated tracking system, unprecedented in size and complexity. Full exploitation of both the Inner Detector and the muon spectrometer requires an accurate alignment. The challenge of aligning the ATLAS tracking devices is discussed, and the ATLAS alignment strategy is presented and illustrated with both data and Monte Carlo results.

  7. Novel PEMFC Stack Using Patterned Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as...

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    PEMFC Stack Using Patterned Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as Electrodes in MEA Novel PEMFC Stack Using Patterned Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as Electrodes in MEA This project received DOE...

  8. Efficiency limits for linear optical processing of single photons and single-rail qubits

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    Dominic W. Berry; A. I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

    2006-05-03

    We analyze the problem of increasing the efficiency of single-photon sources or single-rail photonic qubits via linear optical processing and destructive conditional measurements. In contrast to previous work we allow for the use of coherent states and do not limit to photon-counting measurements. We conjecture that it is not possible to increase the efficiency, prove this conjecture for several important special cases, and provide extensive numerical results for the general case.

  9. Interference Alignment by Motion Swarun Kumar

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    Hochberg, Michael

    to incorporate into recent slid- ing antennas available on the market. We implemented our design on USRPs extend the gains of interference alignment to scenarios with single antenna systems, such as sensors

  10. Life Cycle Assessment Comparing the Use of Jatropha Biodiesel in the Indian Road and Rail Sectors

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    Whitaker, M.; Heath, G.

    2010-05-01

    This life cycle assessment of Jatropha biodiesel production and use evaluates the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission (not considering land-use change), net energy value (NEV), and net petroleum consumption impacts of substituting Jatropha biodiesel for conventional petroleum diesel in India. Several blends of biodiesel with petroleum diesel are evaluated for the rail freight, rail passenger, road freight, and road-passenger transport sectors that currently rely heavily on petroleum diesel. For the base case, Jatropha cultivation, processing, and use conditions that were analyzed, the use of B20 results in a net reduction in GHG emissions and petroleum consumption of 14% and 17%, respectively, and a NEV increase of 58% compared with the use of 100% petroleum diesel. While the road-passenger transport sector provides the greatest sustainability benefits per 1000 gross tonne kilometers, the road freight sector eventually provides the greatest absolute benefits owing to substantially higher projected utilization by year 2020. Nevertheless, introduction of biodiesel to the rail sector might present the fewest logistic and capital expenditure challenges in the near term. Sensitivity analyses confirmed that the sustainability benefits are maintained under multiple plausible cultivation, processing, and distribution scenarios. However, the sustainability of any individual Jatropha plantation will depend on site-specific conditions.

  11. Order in vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays

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    Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Xu, Z [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Eres, Gyula [ORNL

    2006-01-01

    We report the direct measurements on the bulk morphology of vertically aligned multiwalled carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays using small angle neutron scattering (SANS). SANS measurements at different heights of CNT arrays corresponding to different stages of the growth reveal increasing alignment order along the thickness and two distinctly different CNT morphologies. The observations suggest that the evolution of the macroscopic CNT morphologies be driven by competing collective growth and spatial constraints.

  12. Laser Induced Selective Alignment of Water Spin Isomers

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    E. Gershnabel; I. Sh. Averbukh

    2008-09-26

    We consider laser alignment of ortho and para spin isomers of water molecules by using strong and short off-resonance laser pulses. A single pulse is found to create a distinct transient alignment and antialignment of the isomeric species. We suggest selective alignment of one isomeric species (leaving the other species randomly aligned) by a pair of two laser pulses.

  13. SU-E-J-214: Comparative Assessment On IGRT On Partial Bladder Cancer Treatment Between CT-On-Rails (CTOR) and KV Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

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    Lin, T; Ma, C

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Image-Guided radiation therapy(IGRT) depends on reliable online patient-specific anatomy information to address random and progressive anatomy changes. Large margins have been suggested to bladder cancer treatment due to large daily bladder anatomy variation. KV Cone beam CT(CBCT) has been used in IGRT localization prevalently; however, its lack of soft tissue contrast makes clinicians hesitate to perform daily soft tissue alignment with CBCT for partial bladder cancer treatment. This study compares the localization uncertainties of bladder cancer IGRT using CTon- Rails(CTOR) and CBCT. Methods: Three T2N0M0 bladder cancer patients (total of 66 Gy to partial bladder alone) were localized daily with either CTOR or CBCT for their entire treatment course. A total of 71 sets of CTOR and 22 sets of CBCT images were acquired and registered with original planning CT scans by radiation therapists and approved by radiation oncologists for the daily treatment. CTOR scanning entailed 2mm slice thickness, 0.98mm axial voxel size, 120kVp and 240mAs. CBCT used a half fan pelvis protocol from Varian OBI system with 2mm slice thickness, 0.98axial voxel size, 125kVp, and 680mAs. Daily localization distribution was compared. Accuracy of CTOR and CBCT on partial bladder alignment was also evaluated by comparing bladder PTV coverage. Results: 1cm all around PTV margins were used in every patient except target superior limit margin to 0mm due to bowel constraint. Daily shifts on CTOR averaged to 0.48, 0.24, 0.19 mms(SI,Lat,AP directions); CBCT averaged to 0.43, 0.09, 0.19 mms(SI,Lat,AP directions). The CTOR daily localization showed superior results of V100% of PTV(102% CTOR vs. 89% CBCT) and bowel(Dmax 69.5Gy vs. 78Gy CBCT). CTOR images showed much higher contrast on bladder PTV alignment. Conclusion: CTOR daily localization for IGRT is more dosimetrically beneficial for partial bladder cancer treatment than kV CBCT localization and provided better soft tissue PTV identification.

  14. Laser alignment of rotating equipment at PNL

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    Berndt, R.H.

    1994-05-01

    Lateral vibration in direct-drive equipment is usually caused by misalignment. Over the years, because of the need to improve on techniques and ways of working more efficiently, various types of alignment methods have evolved. In the beginning, craftsmen used a straight-edge scale across the coupling with a feeler gauge measuring the misalignment error. This is still preferred today for aligning small couplings. The industry has since decided that alignment of large direct-drive equipment needed a more accurate type of instrumentation. Rim and face is another of the first alignment methods and is used on all sizes of equipment. A disadvantage of the rim and face method is that in most cases the coupling has to be disassembled. This can cause alignment problems when the coupling is reassembled. Also, the rim and face method is not fast enough to work satisfactorily on alignment of thermally hot equipment. Another concern is that the coupling has to be manufactured accurately for correct rim and face readings. Reverse dial alignment is an improvement over the rim and face method, and depending on the operator`s experience, this method can be very accurate. A good training program along with field experience will bring the operator to a proper level of proficiency for a successful program. A hand-held computer with reverse dial calculations in memory is a must for job efficiency. An advantage over the rim and face method is that the coupling is not disassembled and remains locked together. Reverse dial instrumentation measures from both shaft center lines, rather than the coupling surface so the machining of the coupling during manufacture is not a major concern.

  15. Alignments of Voids in the Cosmic Web

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    Erwin Platen; Rien van de Weygaert; Bernard J. T. Jones

    2007-11-15

    We investigate the shapes and mutual alignment of voids in the large scale matter distribution of a LCDM cosmology simulation. The voids are identified using the novel WVF void finder technique. The identified voids are quite nonspherical and slightly prolate, with axis ratios in the order of c:b:a approx. 0.5:0.7:1. Their orientations are strongly correlated with significant alignments spanning scales >30 Mpc/h. We also find an intimate link between the cosmic tidal field and the void orientations. Over a very wide range of scales we find a coherent and strong alignment of the voids with the tidal field computed from the smoothed density distribution. This orientation-tide alignment remains significant on scales exceeding twice the typical void size, which shows that the long range external field is responsible for the alignment of the voids. This confirms the view that the large scale tidal force field is the main agent for the large scale spatial organization of the Cosmic Web.

  16. Spent fuel container alignment device and method

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    Jones, Stewart D. (Mechanicville, NY); Chapek, George V. (Scotia, NY)

    1996-01-01

    An alignment device is used with a spent fuel shipping container including a plurality of fuel pockets for spent fuel arranged in an annular array and having a rotatable cover including an access opening therein. The alignment device includes a lightweight plate which is installed over the access opening of the cover. A laser device is mounted on the plate so as to emit a laser beam through a laser admittance window in the cover into the container in the direction of a pre-established target associated with a particular fuel pocket. An indexing arrangement on the container provides an indication of the angular position of the rotatable cover when the laser beam produced by the laser is brought into alignment with the target of the associated fuel pocket.

  17. LumiCal alignment system - Status report

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    Daniluk, W.; Lesiak, T.; Moszczy?ski, A.; Pawlik, B.; Wojto?, T.; Zawiejski, L.

    2015-01-01

    The paper describes the status of the laser-based alignment-system for the luminosity detector, LumiCal, taking into considerations the conditions of the International Large Detector in the International Linear Collider project. The design of the system comprises two parts: the first one containing semi-transparent silicon sensors used to deliver simultaneous position measurements in the X,Y directions of the monitored object, and the second one in which the interferometric technique, i.e. the Frequency Scanning Interferometry (FSI), is proposed. Two laboratory prototypes for both components of the system were built and the preliminary measurements of the DUT displacements demonstrated their utility in the design of the final alignment system. The alignment of the LumiCal detector will allow us to monitor the detector displacements and possible deformations in its internal structure. Lack of information of the displacements will introduce a systematic effect which will have an impact on the accuracy of the fi...

  18. Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accidents on Freight Rail Corridors Chen-Yu Lin, Mohd Rapik Saat, Christopher P.L. Barkan

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    have limited the development of new, dedicated, very-high-speed rail systems in North America, longer travel time compared to very-high-speed rail, tradeoffs in infrastructure and vehicle designs due A number of economic, technical and political factors have limited the development of new, dedicated, very-high-speed

  19. Truck and rail charges for shipping spent fuel and nuclear waste

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    McNair, G.W.; Cole, B.M.; Cross, R.E.; Votaw, E.F.

    1986-06-01

    The Pacific Northwest Laboratory developed techniques for calculating estimates of nuclear-waste shipping costs and compiled a listing of representative data that facilitate incorporation of reference shipping costs into varius logistics analyses. The formulas that were developed can be used to estimate costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel or nuclear waste by either legal-weight truck or general-freight rail. The basic data for this study were obtained from tariffs of a truck carrier licensed to serve the 48 contiguous states and from various rail freight tariff guides. Also, current transportation regulations as issued by the US Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were investigated. The costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear waste, as addressed by the tariff guides, are based on a complex set of conditions involving the shipment origin, route, destination, weight, size, and volume and the frequency of shipments, existing competition, and the length of contracts. While the complexity of these conditions is an important factor in arriving at a ''correct'' cost, deregulation of the transportation industry means that costs are much more subject to negotiation and, thus, the actual fee that will be charged will not be determined until a shipping contract is actually signed. This study is designed to provide the baseline data necessary for making comparisons of the estimated costs of shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear wastes by truck and rail transportation modes. The scope of the work presented in this document is limited to the costs incurred for shipping, and does not include packaging, cask purchase/lease costs, or local fees placed on shipments of radioactive materials.

  20. Multiple Whole Genome Alignments Without a Reference Organism

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    Dubchak, Inna; Poliakov, Alexander; Kislyuk, Andrey; Brudno, Michael

    2009-01-16

    Multiple sequence alignments have become one of the most commonly used resources in genomics research. Most algorithms for multiple alignment of whole genomes rely either on a reference genome, against which all of the other sequences are laid out, or require a one-to-one mapping between the nucleotides of the genomes, preventing the alignment of recently duplicated regions. Both approaches have drawbacks for whole-genome comparisons. In this paper we present a novel symmetric alignment algorithm. The resulting alignments not only represent all of the genomes equally well, but also include all relevant duplications that occurred since the divergence from the last common ancestor. Our algorithm, implemented as a part of the VISTA Genome Pipeline (VGP), was used to align seven vertebrate and sixDrosophila genomes. The resulting whole-genome alignments demonstrate a higher sensitivity and specificity than the pairwise alignments previously available through the VGP and have higher exon alignment accuracy than comparable public whole-genome alignments. Of the multiple alignment methods tested, ours performed the best at aligning genes from multigene families?perhaps the most challenging test for whole-genome alignments. Our whole-genome multiple alignments are available through the VISTA Browser at http://genome.lbl.gov/vista/index.shtml.

  1. EIS-0250: Notice of Preferred Nevada Rail Corridor | 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 Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based|Department of5 Peer ReviewUse2:Decision6:Notice of Preferred Nevada Rail

  2. Automated geographic information fusion and ontology alignment

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    Duckham, Matt

    geographic information fusion system is semantic heterogeneity, where the concepts and categories usedAutomated geographic information fusion and ontology alignment Matt Duckham1 and Mike Worboys2 1@spatial.maine.edu 1 Introduction Geographic information fusion is the process of integrating geographic infor- mation

  3. Fast Code-Phase Alignment of GPS

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    Diessel, Oliver

    and corresponding device size for which energy usage is minimized. I. INTRODUCTION The basis for the new GPSFast Code-Phase Alignment of GPS Signals Using Virtex-4 FPGAs Usama Malik, Oliver Diessel School@cse.unsw.edu.au, odiessel@cse.unsw.edu.au Andrew G Dempster School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems University

  4. Alan Turing, Marshall Hall, and the Alignment

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    Wright, Francis

    Alan Turing, Marshall Hall, and the Alignment of WW2 Japanese Naval Intercepts Peter W. Donovan M work in all areas, from the Japanese codes to the German Enigma machine which Alan Turing had begun of communications intelligence to the WW2 Allies in the Pacific. Alan Turing's Work on Applied Probability

  5. Focus, Guide and Alignment system for

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    Cinabro, David

    Focus, Guide and Alignment system for DESI Han Soul Lee Florida Atlantic University Wayne State University Physics REU 2014 SLAC National Laboratory Advisor: Dr. Kevin Reil #12;Dark Energy Spectroscopic is a project seeking to map the 3D model of the universe. The model is created through obtaining precise

  6. Patent Reform: Aligning Reward and Contribution

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    4 Patent Reform: Aligning Reward and Contribution Carl Shapiro, University of California the current U.S. patent system allows patent holders to capture private rewards that exceed their social with the patent system and discourage in- novation by others. Economic efficiency is promoted if rewards to patent

  7. Mask Aligner (Carl Suss MJB3)

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    switches · Turn on the power supply unit · Flip switch on power supply unit and press "Lamp" on the power supply unit (allow 5 minutes to warm up) · Press "Power" on the mask aligner N2 CA PV power supply unit #12;Mode 1: Vacuum Contact (sub micron resolution) · Place wafer on chuck · Press the green "HP

  8. Structural Alignment Using the Generalized Euclidean Distance

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    Plotkin, Steven S.

    : 3217­3228, 2009 Key words: protein folding; structural alignment; RMSD; MRSD; generalized distance configurations, and the so-called thermodynamic hypothesis in protein folding was born. This discovery underpinned the formalism that developed decades later to understand protein folding as a configurational

  9. Aligning Contract Incentives for Capital Asset Projects

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2012-12-13

    To improve acquisition planning and contract management, DOE will adhere to two primary principles. First, we must always seek to align contractor interest to the taxpayer priniciples. Second, we must structure contracts so that each party bears responsibility for its own actions.

  10. Motivation and Alignment - The effect of primed helpfulness and its interaction with lexical alignment 

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    Deans, Katharine

    2010-06-30

    Two experiments examined the role of a person’s motivation in lexical alignment in dialogue. To accomplish this, participants were first primed with either helpful or unhelpful social goals using a word search containing words related to either...

  11. Implications of the Baltimore Rail Tunnel Fire for Full-Scale Testing of Shipping Casks

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    Halstead, R. J.; Dilger, F.

    2003-02-25

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not currently require full-scale physical testing of shipping casks as part of its certification process. Stakeholders have long urged NRC to require full-scale testing as part of certification. NRC is currently preparing a full-scale casktesting proposal as part of the Package Performance Study (PPS) that grew out of the NRC reexamination of the Modal Study. The State of Nevada and Clark County remain committed to the position that demonstration testing would not be an acceptable substitute for a combination of full-scale testing, scale-model tests, and computer simulation of each new cask design prior to certification. Based on previous analyses of cask testing issues, and on preliminary findings regarding the July 2001 Baltimore rail tunnel fire, the authors recommend that NRC prioritize extra-regulatory thermal testing of a large rail cask and the GA-4 truck cask under the PPS. The specific fire conditions and other aspects of the full-scale extra-regulatory tests recommended for the PPS are yet to be determined. NRC, in consultation with stakeholders, must consider past real-world accidents and computer simulations to establish temperature failure thresholds for cask containment and fuel cladding. The cost of extra-regulatory thermal testing is yet to be determined. The minimum cost for regulatory thermal testing of a legal-weight truck cask would likely be $3.3-3.8 million.

  12. Employee Alignment: A Process for Understanding Individual Changeability 

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    Thundiyil, Tomas

    2015-05-29

    Despite the fact that employee alignment with an initiative is often considered a critical process of organizational change, few studies have examined processes where organizations change the individual to bring about alignment. This research aims...

  13. Electric Field Alignment of Cellulose Based-Polymer Nanocomposites 

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    Kalidindi, Sanjay Varma

    2012-07-16

    of approximately 30. The behavior of CWs (alignment and chain formation) under an applied electric field was found to be a function of applied electric field magnitude, frequency and duration. Following alignment, the CW/PVAc nanocomposites are thermally dried...

  14. Author's personal copy Mechanical and electrical properties of aligned

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    Zhu, Yuntian T.

    Author's personal copy Mechanical and electrical properties of aligned carbon nanotube/C) composites rivaling or exceeding the mechanical and electrical properties of current carbon fiber fabricated CNT/ polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor composites with high degree of CNT alignment, and car

  15. Collective alignment of polar filaments by molecular motors.

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    Ziebert, F.; Aranson, I. S.; Vershinin, M.; Gross, S. P.; Materials Science Division; Univ. of California at Irvine

    2009-04-01

    We study the alignment of polar biofilaments, such as microtubules and actin, subject to the action of multiple molecular motors attached simultaneously to more than one filament. Focusing on a paradigm model of only two filaments interacting with multiple motors, we were able to investigate in detail the alignment dynamics. While almost no alignment occurs in the case of a single motor, the filaments become rapidly aligned due to the collective action of the motors. Our analysis shows that the alignment time is governed by the number of bound motors and the magnitude of the motors stepping fluctuations. We predict that the time scale of alignment is in the order of seconds, much faster than that reported for passive crosslink-induced bundling. In vitro experiments on the alignment of microtubules by multiple-motor covered beads are in qualitative agreement. We also discuss another mode of fast alignment of filaments, namely the cooperation between motors and passive crosslinks.

  16. Optimal contact map alignment of protein–protein interfaces

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    Pulim, Vinay

    The long-standing problem of constructing protein structure alignments is of central importance in computational biology. The main goal is to provide an alignment of residue correspondences, in order to identify homologous ...

  17. SPATIAL ATTACHMENT-SITE PREFERENCES OF MACROECTOPARASITES ON ATLANTIC STURGEONS ACIPENSER OXYRINCHUS IN MINAS BASIN, BAY OF FUNDY, CANADA

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    Shutler, Dave

    some parasites affect fish health and population biology. Parasites can cause hosts to use energy coast of North America, from Labrador to the Gulf of Mexico (Dadswell, 2006). They are the largest, New Brunswick, Canada (Dadswell, 2006). In the summer, they aggregate in Minas Basin and feed

  18. Optimizing Urban Rail Timetable under Time-dependent Demand and Oversaturated Conditions School of Traffic and Transportation

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    Zhou, Xuesong

    -scheduling model to minimize both the expected waiting times for high-speed passenger trains and the total travel times of high-speed and medium-speed trains. Goverde (2007) described a railway timetable stability1 Optimizing Urban Rail Timetable under Time-dependent Demand and Oversaturated Conditions Huimin

  19. David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES "End-of-game frozen-rail shots"

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    Alciatore, David G.

    : Supporting narrated video (NV) demonstrations, high-speed video (HSV) clips, and technical proofs (TP (especially if the 8-ball were closer to the pocket). My new high-speed video DVD has a feature on thisDavid Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES "End-of-game frozen-rail shots" Note

  20. "Cambridge-Allston Connection by Bike, Rail, Trolley or Cable Car" 10/30/2005 Oliver Knill

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    Knill, Oliver

    "Cambridge-Allston Connection by Bike, Rail, Trolley or Cable Car" 10/30/2005 Oliver Knill One the Cambridge and the Alston Harvard campus is insufficient. Connectivity by car or buses is no solution monorail train from the Science Center to Allston along JFK. 4) Create a cable car transportation between

  1. Approved Module Information for LT2315, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Rail Transport Module Code: LT2315

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    Approved Module Information for LT2315, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Rail Transport Module Code: LT2315 School: Engineering and Applied Science Module Type: Standard Module New Module? No Module Credits: 10 Module Management Information Module Leader Name P Connor Email Address connorp

  2. ANALYSIS OF THE SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF RAIL PAD ASSEMBLIES AS A COMPONENT OF THE CONCRETE SLEEPER FASTENING SYSTEM

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Fastening System RAIL PAD ASSEMBLY LATERAL DISPLACEMENT FAILURE MODE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS (FMEA) INTRODUCTION life · FMEA is used to define, identify, evaluate and eliminate potential failures from the system · FMEA was used to guide the process of answering questions related to the component behavior and also

  3. Stray Current Corrosion in Electrified Rail Systems --Final Report Dr. Thomas J. Barlo, formerly of Northwestern University

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    of corrosion on neighboring infrastructure components, such as buried pipelines and cables. Detailed costsStray Current Corrosion in Electrified Rail Systems -- Final Report Dr. Thomas J. Barlo, formerly SUMMARY Despite a relatively mature technology for its control, corrosion caused by stray current from

  4. Capacity challenges on the California high-speed rail shared corridors : how local decisions gave statewide impacts

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    Levy, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph)

    2015-01-01

    In 2012, as a cost-control measure and in response to local opposition in the San Francisco Bay Area, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) adopted a "blended system" at the north and south bookends of the planned ...

  5. DAPS: Database of Aligned Protein Structures

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    Mallick, Parag; Rice, Danny; Eisenberg, David

    How is DAPS constructed? We begin with the set of all chains from the current release of the PDB. An all on all search is done on the list to find pairs that have the same fold acoording to both the FSSP and CATH databases and clustered into groups by a representative structure (representative structures have less than 25% sequence identity to each other). For each protein pair, regions aligned by the DALI program are extracted from the corresponding FSSP file, or recomputed using DALI-lite. In domain DAPS, only regions that are called "domains" by CATH are included in the alignment. The amino acid type, secondary structure type, and solvent accessibility are extracted from the DSSP file and written pairwise into the database. DAPS is updated with updates of CATH.[Taken from http://nihserver.mbi.ucla.edu/DAPS/daps_help.html

  6. Strategies and tools for whole genome alignments

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    Couronne, Olivier; Poliakov, Alexander; Bray, Nicolas; Ishkhanov,Tigran; Ryaboy, Dmitriy; Rubin, Edward; Pachter, Lior; Dubchak, Inna

    2002-11-25

    The availability of the assembled mouse genome makespossible, for the first time, an alignment and comparison of two largevertebrate genomes. We have investigated different strategies ofalignment for the subsequent analysis of conservation of genomes that areeffective for different quality assemblies. These strategies were appliedto the comparison of the working draft of the human genome with the MouseGenome Sequencing Consortium assembly, as well as other intermediatemouse assemblies. Our methods are fast and the resulting alignmentsexhibit a high degree of sensitivity, covering more than 90 percent ofknown coding exons in the human genome. We have obtained such coveragewhile preserving specificity. With a view towards the end user, we havedeveloped a suite of tools and websites for automatically aligning, andsubsequently browsing and working with whole genome comparisons. Wedescribe the use of these tools to identify conserved non-coding regionsbetween the human and mouse genomes, some of which have not beenidentified by other methods.

  7. Aligning Building Owners and Service Providers

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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:FinancingPetroleum Based Fuels Research at NRELDepartmentJune 2, 2015Aligned Partnerships

  8. Alignment and focus of mirrored facets of a heliosat

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    Yellowhair, Julius E; Ho, Clifford Kuofei; Diver, Richard B; Moss, Timothy A

    2013-11-12

    Various technologies pertaining to aligning and focusing mirrored facets of a heliostat are described herein. Updating alignment and/or focus of mirrored facets is undertaken through generation of a theoretical image, wherein the theoretical image is indicative of a reflection of the target via the mirrored facets when the mirrored facets are properly aligned. This theoretical image includes reference points that are overlaid on an image of the target as reflected by the mirrored facets of the heliostat. A technician adjusts alignment/focus of a mirrored facet by causing reflected reference markings to become aligned with the reference points in the theoretical image.

  9. Split Mina 

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    2014-03-10

    stream_source_info pdf_2544.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 8883 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name pdf_2544.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 ER-031S 10-07 Obtenci?n de... asistencia en caso de desastres para la infraestructura p?blica Luego de ocurrido un desastre, puede que el Presidente designe ??reas de desastres?. En estas ?reas, los gobiernos locales y organizaciones sin fines de lucro (PNP) pueden resultar elegibles...

  10. ACCESS Magazine Fall 2008

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    2008-01-01

    a major investment in high speed rail to connect its citieswe ought to be comparing high speed rail’s costs— dollar andAmtrak line SMX Proposed high-speed rail alignment SBA ONT

  11. The dynamics of long-range intermodal transportation planning : using a high-speed rail connection to Bilbao Airport as a catalyst for change in the Basque Country

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    Hernández, Kari Linn

    2011-01-01

    The extension of the Spanish high-speed rail network into the Basque Country will connect the capital cities of the three Basque provinces, creating an opportunity to drive change at many levels of the transportation network ...

  12. Fall Protection Procedures for Sealing Bulk Waste Shipments by Rail Cars at Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Sites - 13509

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    Boyle, J.D.; Fort, E. Joseph; Lorenz, William; Mills, Andy

    2013-07-01

    Rail-cars loaded with radioactive materials must be closed and fastened to comply with United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements before they shipped. Securing waste shipments in a manner that meets these regulations typically results in the use of a sealable rail-car liner. Workers accessing the tops of the 2.74 m high rail-cars to seal and inspect liners for compliance prior to shipment may be exposed to a fall hazard. Relatively recent revisions to the Fall Protection requirements in the Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM385-1-1, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) have necessitated modifications to the fall protection systems previously employed for rail-car loading at Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) sites. In response these projects have developed site-specific procedures to protect workers and maintain compliance with the improved fall protection regulations. (authors)

  13. DAMOP BICYCLE EXCURSION Wisconsin led in the Rail to Trail conversion starting in the 1960s. The state now enjoys ~1000 miles of State Park

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    Walker, Thad G.

    DAMOP BICYCLE EXCURSION Wisconsin led in the Rail to Trail conversion are invited on a bicycle excursion organized by Thad Walker and Jim Lawler. Directions & Costs: The excursion will depart from Machinery Row Bicycles (0.4 mi

  14. Analyzing policy, land use and zoning characteristics : understanding the potential to build housing near rail in the city of Los Angeles

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    Camarena, Erin M

    2005-01-01

    Firstly, the author provides an overview and analysis of the City of Los Angeles political framework and implementation strategies to encourage the housing development near rail stations. Secondly, the author discusses the ...

  15. Linear and angular retroreflecting interferometric alignment target

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    Maxey, L. Curtis (Powell, TN)

    2001-01-01

    The present invention provides a method and apparatus for measuring both the linear displacement and angular displacement of an object using a linear interferometer system and an optical target comprising a lens, a reflective surface and a retroreflector. The lens, reflecting surface and retroreflector are specifically aligned and fixed in optical connection with one another, creating a single optical target which moves as a unit that provides multi-axis displacement information for the object with which it is associated. This displacement information is useful in many applications including machine tool control systems and laser tracker systems, among others.

  16. Scaling Up Renewable Energy Generation: Aligning Targets and...

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    UP RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION: ALIGNING TARGETS AND INCENTIVES WITH GRID INTEGRATION CONSIDERATIONS GREENING THE GRID CASE STUDY: ITERATIVE TARGET- SETTING AND INTEGRATION STUDIES...

  17. Elastic properties of saturated porous rocks with aligned fractures

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    2003-12-02

    Elastic properties of fluid saturated porous media with aligned fractures can be studied using the ...... that are in hydraulic equilibrium with the fractures, the.

  18. Aligning Utility Incentives with Investment in Energy Efficiency...

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    Aligning Utility Incentives with Investment in Energy Efficiency: A Resource of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (United States) Jump to: navigation, search Tool...

  19. Novel Stack Concepts: Patterned Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as Electrodes...

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    on new fuel cell projects. newfcliuargonne.pdf More Documents & Publications Novel PEMFC Stack Using Patterned Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as Electrodes in MEA Advanced Cathode...

  20. SEAB Memorandum on NAS Report, Aligning the Governance Structure...

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    Security, entitled Aligning the Governance Structure of the NNSA Laboratories to Meet 21st Century National Security Challenges. That committee, chaired by Richard A. Meserve,...

  1. Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta...

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    Contract Incentives" The purpose of the memo: Align Contractor Incentives with taxpayer interests Hold each party to the contract responsible for its actions Ultimately the...

  2. Continuous Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Forests

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    Guzman de Villoria, Roberto

    Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes are one of the most promising materials due their numerous applications in flexible electronic devices, biosensors and multifunctional aircraft materials, among others. However, the ...

  3. Galaxy pairs align with galactic filaments

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    Tempel, Elmo

    2015-01-01

    Context. Gravitational collapse theory and numerical simulations suggest that the velocity field within large-scale galaxy filaments is dominated by motions along the filaments. Aims. Our aim is to check whether observational data reveal any preferred orientation of galaxy pairs with respect to the underlying filaments as a result of the expectedly anisotropic velocity field. Methods. We use galaxy pairs and galaxy filaments identified from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data. For filament extraction, we use the Bisous model that is based the marked point process technique. During the filament detection, we use the centre point of each pair instead of the positions of galaxies to avoid a built-in influence of pair orientation on the filament construction. For pairs lying within filaments (3012 cases), we calculate the angle between the line connecting galaxies of each pair and their host filament. To avoid redshift-space distortions, the angle is measured in the plain of the sky. Results. The alignment analysis...

  4. Energy sources of field-aligned currents: Auroral electron energization

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    Wright, Andrew N.

    Energy sources of field-aligned currents: Auroral electron energization Andrew N. Wright of field-aligned currents: Auroral electron energization, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A10S08, doi:10.1029/2004JA means no steady energization can be achieved by such a state [Bryant et al., 1992; Bryant, 1999, 2002

  5. CIGAL: Common Intervals Global ALigner Guillaume Blin1

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    Chauve, Cedric

    alignment [5]. We recycle this idea to align gene orders. Our data consist in two genomes represented by two sequences of signed identifiers. Those identifiers can be genes, gene families, or any other kind of genomic two genomes [3]. The problem of finding a maximal cover with a minimal num- ber of common intervals

  6. Chaining Algorithms for Alignment of Draft Sequence Mukund Sundararajan1

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    Chaining Algorithms for Alignment of Draft Sequence Mukund Sundararajan1 , Michael Brudno1 , Kerrin that the resulting procedure more accurately penalizes the various biological rearrangements. The algorithm is tested on a whole genome alignment of seven yeast species. We also demonstrate a variation on the algorithm that can

  7. FAST: A Novel Protein Structure Alignment Algorithm Jianhua Zhu1

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    Weng, Zhiping

    FAST: A Novel Protein Structure Alignment Algorithm Jianhua Zhu1 and Zhiping Weng1,2* 1 University, Boston, Massachusetts ABSTRACT We present a novel algorithm named FAST for aligning protein three-dimensional structures. FAST uses a directionality-based scor- ing scheme to compare the intra-molecular residue­ residue

  8. Alignments of galaxies within cosmic filaments from SDSS DR7

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    Zhang, Youcai; Yang, Xiaohu; Wang, Huiyuan; Wang, Lei; Mo, H. J.; Van den Bosch, Frank C. E-mail: xyang@sjtu.edu.cn

    2013-12-20

    Using a sample of galaxy groups selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7, we examine the alignment between the orientation of galaxies and their surrounding large-scale structure in the context of the cosmic web. The latter is quantified using the large-scale tidal field, reconstructed from the data using galaxy groups above a certain mass threshold. We find that the major axes of galaxies in filaments tend to be preferentially aligned with the directions of the filaments, while galaxies in sheets have their major axes preferentially aligned parallel to the plane of the sheets. The strength of this alignment signal is strongest for red, central galaxies, and in good agreement with that of dark matter halos in N-body simulations. This suggests that red, central galaxies are well aligned with their host halos, in quantitative agreement with previous studies based on the spatial distribution of satellite galaxies. There is a luminosity and mass dependence that brighter and more massive galaxies in filaments and sheets have stronger alignment signals. We also find that the orientation of galaxies is aligned with the eigenvector associated with the smallest eigenvalue of the tidal tensor. These observational results indicate that galaxy formation is affected by large-scale environments and strongly suggest that galaxies are aligned with each other over scales comparable to those of sheets and filaments in the cosmic web.

  9. Measurement of product alignment in beam-gas chemiluminescent reactions

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    Measurement of product alignment in beam-gas chemiluminescent reactions Michael G. Prisant, Charles the product rotational alignment in the center of mass frame from polarization measurements of the chemiluminescent atom-diatom exchange reaction A + BC-.AB* + C under beam-gas conditions. The degree of product

  10. Aligning Software Configuration with Business and IT Context

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    -Context, a support tool for modeling and analysis. Keywords: Variability, Product Lines, Business/IT Alignment 1 mismatches and maximizing alignment. Software product lines [3] and feature models [10] are a development the variability of both features and context. We devise a formal framework and automated analyses which enable

  11. Fire tests and analyses of a rail cask-sized calorimeter.

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    Figueroa, Victor G.; Lopez, Carlos; Suo-Anttila, Ahti Jorma (Computational Engineering Analysis LLC, Albuquerque, NM); Greiner, Miles (University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV)

    2010-10-01

    Three large open pool fire experiments involving a calorimeter the size of a spent fuel rail cask were conducted at Sandia National Laboratories Lurance Canyon Burn Site. These experiments were performed to study the heat transfer between a very large fire and a large cask-like object. In all of the tests, the calorimeter was located at the center of a 7.93-meter diameter fuel pan, elevated 1 meter above the fuel pool. The relative pool size and positioning of the calorimeter conformed to the required positioning of a package undergoing certification fire testing. Approximately 2000 gallons of JP-8 aviation fuel were used in each test. The first two tests had relatively light winds and lasted 40 minutes, while the third had stronger winds and consumed the fuel in 25 minutes. Wind speed and direction, calorimeter temperature, fire envelop temperature, vertical gas plume speed, and radiant heat flux near the calorimeter were measured at several locations in all tests. Fuel regression rate data was also acquired. The experimental setup and certain fire characteristics that were observed during the test are described in this paper. Results from three-dimensional fire simulations performed with the Cask Analysis Fire Environment (CAFE) fire code are also presented. Comparisons of the thermal response of the calorimeter as measured in each test to the results obtained from the CAFE simulations are presented and discussed.

  12. Field-free alignment in repetitively kicked nitrogen gas

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    Cryan, James P. [PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States); Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Bucksbaum, Philip H. [PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States); Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Coffee, Ryan N. [PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States); Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States)

    2009-12-15

    We demonstrate a high level of laser-induced transient alignment in room temperature and density N{sub 2} with a technique that avoids laser field ionization. Our measured alignment shows an improvement over previous one-pulse or two-pulse experimental alignment results and approaches the theoretical maximum value. We employ eight equally spaced ultrafast laser pulses with a separation that takes advantage of the periodic revivals for the ensemble of quantum rotors. Each successive pulse increases the transient alignment [(t)] and also moves the rotational population away from thermal equilibrium. These measurements are combined with simulations to determine the value of , the J-state distributions, and the functional dependencies of the alignment features.

  13. Alignment sensing and control for squeezed vacuum states of light

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    Schreiber, Emil; Vahlbruch, Henning; Affeldt, Christoph; Bisht, Aparna; Leong, Jonathan R; Lough, James; Prijatelj, Mirko; Slutsky, Jacob; Was, Michal; Wittel, Holger; Danzmann, Karsten; Grote, Hartmut

    2015-01-01

    Beam alignment is an important practical aspect of the application of squeezed states of light. Misalignments in the detection of squeezed light result in a reduction of the observable squeezing level. In the case of squeezed vacuum fields that contain only very few photons, special measures must be taken in order to sense and control the alignment of the essentially dark beam. The GEO600 gravitational wave detector employs a squeezed vacuum source to improve its detection sensitivity beyond the limits set by classical quantum shot noise. Here, we present our design and implementation of an alignment sensing and control scheme that ensures continuous optimal alignment of the squeezed vacuum field at GEO 600 on long time scales in the presence of free-swinging optics. This first demonstration of a squeezed light automatic alignment system will be of particular interest for future long-term applications of squeezed vacuum states of light.

  14. Absorber Alignment Measurement Tool for Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors: Preprint

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    Stynes, J. K.; Ihas, B.

    2012-04-01

    As we pursue efforts to lower the capital and installation costs of parabolic trough solar collectors, it is essential to maintain high optical performance. While there are many optical tools available to measure the reflector slope errors of parabolic trough solar collectors, there are few tools to measure the absorber alignment. A new method is presented here to measure the absorber alignment in two dimensions to within 0.5 cm. The absorber alignment is measured using a digital camera and four photogrammetric targets. Physical contact with the receiver absorber or glass is not necessary. The alignment of the absorber is measured along its full length so that sagging of the absorber can be quantified with this technique. The resulting absorber alignment measurement provides critical information required to accurately determine the intercept factor of a collector.

  15. Fine-Grained Word Sense Disambiguation Based on Parallel Corpora, Word Alignment, Word Clustering and Aligned Wordnets

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    Ide, Nancy

    Fine-Grained Word Sense Disambiguation Based on Parallel Corpora, Word Alignment, Word Clustering 12604-0520 USA ide@cs.vassar.edu Abstract The paper presents a method for word sense disambiguation based on parallel corpora. The method exploits recent advances in word alignment and word clustering

  16. Apparatus for connecting aligned abutted tubes

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    Williams, R.E.

    1984-11-29

    An apparatus for connecting abutted tubes and for maintaining their rotary alignment during connection. The apparatus comprises first and second tubes, a rotation prevention element, a collar and a retainer. Each tube has inside and outside walls, and first and second ends, each end having an inside and outside edge. The first tube has portions defining a first plurality of cavities located at the outside edge of its first end. An external threaded portion is on the outside wall of the first tube and next to the first plurality of cavities. The second tube has portions defining a second plurality of cavities located at the outside edge of its first end. The first plurality has a different number than the second plurality. The first ends of the first and second tubes have substantially the same outside diameter and are abutted during connection so that an orifice is formed whenever first and second tube cavities substantially overlap. A rotation prevension element is placed in the orifice to prevent rotation of the first and second tubes. A collar with an internal threaded portion is slidably disposed about the second tube. The internal threaded portion engages the external threaded portion of the first tube to connect the tubes. A lip connected to the collar prevents separation of the collar from the second tube.

  17. Probe characterization of high-current driven metal plasma in a vacuum-arc rail gun

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    Vijayan, T.; Roychowdhury, P.; Venkatramani, N.

    2004-10-15

    The characteristics of metal plasma launched by high-current electric arc in a vacuum-arc rail gun are determined by employing electrical and magnetic probes. These measurements are validated by results from theoretical simulations. The arc coupled nonlinear circuit equations are solved simultaneously with the Newtonian arc motion and revealed the undercritically damped behavior of the arc current identical to the arc-current signal recorded by the Rogowski magnetic probe. Similarly the arc velocity and displacement derived from the signatures of B-dot probes are shown to concur closely with the results of JxB propulsion from simulation. The heating of plasma is formulated in a three-electron population regime with direct arc energy coupling through magnetohydrodynamic, ion-acoustic, Coulomb, and neutral interactions. This results in high temperature (T{sub e}) of hundreds of eV in the arc as revealed by the simulation. Hence T{sub e} of the rapidly cooling and equilibrating plasma that emerged from the muzzle is high around 80-90 eV, which is confirmed by Langmuir electric probe measurements. Density n{sub e} of this metal plasma is shown to be in the range 4x10{sup 21}-6x10{sup 21} m{sup -3} and includes multiple ion charge states. The exit velocity of the plasma measured by a pair of Langmuir probes is close to 2.2x10{sup 6} cm/s and matched well with the arc velocity determined by the B-dot probes and the results from simulation.

  18. Fourier-transform and global contrast interferometer alignment methods

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    Goldberg, Kenneth A. (Berkeley, CA)

    2001-01-01

    Interferometric methods are presented to facilitate alignment of image-plane components within an interferometer and for the magnified viewing of interferometer masks in situ. Fourier-transforms are performed on intensity patterns that are detected with the interferometer and are used to calculate pseudo-images of the electric field in the image plane of the test optic where the critical alignment of various components is being performed. Fine alignment is aided by the introduction and optimization of a global contrast parameter that is easily calculated from the Fourier-transform.

  19. Unsupervised parameter optimization for automated retention time alignment of severely shifted gas chromatographic data using the piecework alignment algorithm.

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    Pierce, Karisa M.; Wright, Bob W.; Synovec, Robert E.

    2007-02-02

    First, simulated chromatographic separations with declining retention time precision were used to study the performance of the piecewise retention time alignment algorithm and to demonstrate an unsupervised parameter optimization method. The average correlation coefficient between the first chromatogram and every other chromatogram in the data set was used to optimize the alignment parameters. This correlation method does not require a training set, so it is unsupervised and automated. This frees the user from needing to provide class information and makes the alignment algorithm more generally applicable to classifying completely unknown data sets. For a data set of simulated chromatograms where the average chromatographic peak was shifted past two neighboring peaks between runs, the average correlation coefficient of the raw data was 0.46 ± 0.25. After automated, optimized piecewise alignment, the average correlation coefficient was 0.93 ± 0.02. Additionally, a relative shift metric and principal component analysis (PCA) were used to independently quantify and categorize the alignment performance, respectively. The relative shift metric was defined as four times the standard deviation of a given peak’s retention time in all of the chromatograms, divided by the peak-width-at-base. The raw simulated data sets that were studied contained peaks with average relative shifts ranging between 0.3 and 3.0. Second, a “real” data set of gasoline separations was gathered using three different GC methods to induce severe retention time shifting. In these gasoline separations, retention time precision improved ~8 fold following alignment. Finally, piecewise alignment and the unsupervised correlation optimization method were applied to severely shifted GC separations of reformate distillation fractions. The effect of piecewise alignment on peak heights and peak areas is also reported. Piecewise alignment either did not change the peak height, or caused it to slightly decrease. The average relative difference in peak height after piecewise alignment was –0.20%. Piecewise alignment caused the peak areas to either stay the same, slightly increase, or slightly decrease. The average absolute relative difference in area after piecewise alignment was 0.15%.

  20. Lateral stakeholder alignment in the Global Water Partnership

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    Parrot, Katherine W

    2007-01-01

    This research evaluates stakeholder alignment in a global multi-stakeholder organization called the Global Water Partnership (GWP). The GWP represents a new breed of organization, a Global Multi-Stakeholder Network ...

  1. SWAMP+: multiple subsequence alignment using associative massive parallelism

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    Steinfadt, Shannon Irene [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Baker, Johnnie W [KENT STATE UNIV.

    2010-10-18

    A new parallel algorithm SWAMP+ incorporates the Smith-Waterman sequence alignment on an associative parallel model known as ASC. It is a highly sensitive parallel approach that expands traditional pairwise sequence alignment. This is the first parallel algorithm to provide multiple non-overlapping, non-intersecting subsequence alignments with the accuracy of Smith-Waterman. The efficient algorithm provides multiple alignments similar to BLAST while creating a better workflow for the end users. The parallel portions of the code run in O(m+n) time using m processors. When m = n, the algorithmic analysis becomes O(n) with a coefficient of two, yielding a linear speedup. Implementation of the algorithm on the SIMD ClearSpeed CSX620 confirms this theoretical linear speedup with real timings.

  2. Impersonating the Standard Model Higgs boson: Alignment without decoupling

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    Carena, Marcela; Low, Ian; Shah, Nausheen R.; Wagner, Carlos E. M.

    2014-04-03

    In models with an extended Higgs sector there exists an alignment limit, in which the lightest CP-even Higgs boson mimics the Standard Model Higgs. The alignment limit is commonly associated with the decoupling limit, where all non-standard scalars are significantly heavier than the Z boson. However, alignment can occur irrespective of the mass scale of the rest of the Higgs sector. In this work we discuss the general conditions that lead to “alignment without decoupling”, therefore allowing for the existence of additional non-standard Higgs bosons at the weak scale. The values of tan ? for which this happens are derived in terms of the effective Higgs quartic couplings in general two-Higgs-doublet models as well as in supersymmetric theories, including the MSSM and the NMSSM. In addition, we study the information encoded in the variations of the SM Higgs-fermion couplings to explore regions in the mA – tan ? parameter space.

  3. Band Alignment Engineering in Highly Efficient Planar Perovskite...

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    Band Alignment Engineering in Highly Efficient Planar Perovskite Solar Cells September 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm36-428 Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena COLE POLYTECHNIQUE FDRALE DE...

  4. Proceedings of the first international workshop on accelerator alignment

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    Not Available

    1990-10-01

    This report contains papers on the following accelerator topics: current alignment topics; toolboxes: instrumentation, software, and methods; fiducialization of conventional magnets; fiducialization of superconducting magnets; and next generation linear colliders.

  5. Mechanism for collective cell alignment in Myxococcus xanthus bacteria

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    Balagam, Rajesh

    2015-01-01

    M. xanthus cells self-organize into clusters, aligned cell groups, at various stages of its lifecycle. Formation of these clusters is crucial for complex dynamic multi-cellular behavior of these bacteria. However the mechanism underlying the cell alignment and clustering is not fully understood. Motivated by studies of clustering in self-propelled rods, we hypothesized that M. xanthus cells can align and form clusters through pure mechanical interactions among cells and between cells and substrate. We test this hypothesis using an agent-based simulation framework where each agent is based on biophysical model of individual M. xanthus cell. We show that model agents, under realistic cell flexibility values, can align and form cell clusters but only when periodic reversals of cell directions are suppressed. However, by extending our model to introduce observed ability of cells to lay and follow slime trails, we show that effective trail following leads to clusters in reversing cells. Furthermore, we conclude th...

  6. INTERACTIVE ALIGNMENT OF PARAMETERISED OBJECT MODELS TO IMAGES George Vosselman

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    Vosselman, George

    are to be adapted in order to improve the alignment. 1 INTRODUCTION Future (geographical) information systems will contain 3D and highly structured information. The development of procedures for the extraction of 3D

  7. Ergodic Secret Alignment for the Fading Multiple Access Wiretap Channel

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    Ulukus, Sennur

    Ergodic Secret Alignment for the Fading Multiple Access Wiretap Channel Raef Bassily Sennur Ulukus a technique (on top of Gaussian signaling) that uses the power of a non-transmitting node in jamming

  8. Functionality Tuning in Vertically Aligned Nanocomposite Thin Films 

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    Chen, Aiping

    2013-04-04

    Vertically aligned nanocomposite (VAN) oxide thin films are unique nanostructures with two-phase self-assembled, heteroepitaxially grown on single-crystal substrates. Both phases tend to grow vertically and simultaneously ...

  9. Impersonating the Standard Model Higgs boson: Alignment without decoupling

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    Carena, Marcela; Low, Ian; Shah, Nausheen R.; Wagner, Carlos E. M.

    2014-04-03

    In models with an extended Higgs sector there exists an alignment limit, in which the lightest CP-even Higgs boson mimics the Standard Model Higgs. The alignment limit is commonly associated with the decoupling limit, where all non-standard scalars are significantly heavier than the Z boson. However, alignment can occur irrespective of the mass scale of the rest of the Higgs sector. In this work we discuss the general conditions that lead to “alignment without decoupling”, therefore allowing for the existence of additional non-standard Higgs bosons at the weak scale. The values of tan ? for which this happens are derivedmore »in terms of the effective Higgs quartic couplings in general two-Higgs-doublet models as well as in supersymmetric theories, including the MSSM and the NMSSM. In addition, we study the information encoded in the variations of the SM Higgs-fermion couplings to explore regions in the mA – tan ? parameter space.« less

  10. Spin alignment and differential accretion in merging black hole binaries

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    Davide Gerosa; Benedetta Veronesi; Giuseppe Lodato; Giovanni Rosotti

    2015-07-01

    Interactions between a supermassive black hole binary and the surrounding accretion disc can both assist the binary inspiral and align the black hole spins to the disc angular momentum. While binary migration is due to angular-momentum transfer within the circumbinary disc, the spin-alignment process is driven by the mass accreting on to each black hole. Mass transfer between different disc components thus couples the inspiral and the alignment process together. Mass is expected to leak through the cavity cleared by the binary, and preferentially accretes on to the lighter (secondary) black hole which orbits closer to the disc edge. Low accretion rate on to the heavier (primary) black hole slows the alignment process down. We revisit the problem and develop a semi-analytical model to describe the coupling between gas-driven inspiral and spin alignment, finding that binaries with mass ratio qprimaries from aligning. Binary black holes with misaligned primaries are ideal candidates for precession effects in the strong-gravity regime and may suffer from moderately large (~1500 km/s) recoil velocities.

  11. Magnetic Fields via Polarimetry: Progress of Grain Alignment Theory

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    A. Lazarian

    2002-08-28

    Most astrophysical systems, e.g. stellar winds, the diffuse interstellar medium, molecular clouds, are magnetized with magnetic fields that influence almost all of their properties. One of the most informative techniques of magnetic field studies is based on the use of starlight polarization and polarized emission arising from aligned dust. How reliable the interpretation of the polarization maps in terms of magnetic fields is the issue that the grain alignment theory addresses. Although grain alignment is a problem of half a century standing, recent progress achieved in the field makes us believe that we are approaching the solution of this mystery. I review basic physical processes involved in grain alignment and discuss the niches for different alignment mechanisms. I show why mechanisms that were favored for decades do not look so promising right now, while the radiative torque mechanism ignored for more than 20 years looks so attractive. I define the observational tests and outline the circumstances when grain alignment theory predicts that new yet untapped information of magnetic field structure is available through polarimetry. In particular, I touch upon mapping magnetic fields in circumstellar regions, interplanetary space and in comet comae.

  12. Physically motivated global alignment method for electron tomography

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    Sanders, Toby; Prange, Micah; Akatay, Cem; Binev, Peter

    2015-04-08

    Electron tomography is widely used for nanoscale determination of 3-D structures in many areas of science. Determining the 3-D structure of a sample from electron tomography involves three major steps: acquisition of sequence of 2-D projection images of the sample with the electron microscope, alignment of the images to a common coordinate system, and 3-D reconstruction and segmentation of the sample from the aligned image data. The resolution of the 3-D reconstruction is directly influenced by the accuracy of the alignment, and therefore, it is crucial to have a robust and dependable alignment method. In this paper, we develop amore »new alignment method which avoids the use of markers and instead traces the computed paths of many identifiable ‘local’ center-of-mass points as the sample is rotated. Compared with traditional correlation schemes, the alignment method presented here is resistant to cumulative error observed from correlation techniques, has very rigorous mathematical justification, and is very robust since many points and paths are used, all of which inevitably improves the quality of the reconstruction and confidence in the scientific results.« less

  13. HIGH-Q INTEGRATED INDUCTORS ON TRENCHED SILICON ISLANDS Mina Raieszadeh, Pejman Monajemi, Sang-Woong Yoon, Joy Laskar, and Farrokh Ayazi

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    Ayazi, Farrokh

    HIGH-Q INTEGRATED INDUCTORS ON TRENCHED SILICON ISLANDS Mina Raieszadeh, Pejman Monajemi, Sang toxide Figure 1. Layout and equivalent electrical model of a planar spiral inductor. TRENCHED SI ISLAND by converting the electromagnetic energy into heat. Equations 2 and 3 show the components of the induced current

  14. DAWOOD, MINA MAGDY RIAD. Fundamental Behavior of Steel-Concrete Composite Beams Strengthened with High Modulus Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)

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    Strengthened with High Modulus Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Materials. (Under the direction of Dr for the repair and strengthening of steel bridges. Recently, high modulus carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP-CONCRETE COMPOSITE BEAMS STRENGTHENED WITH HIGH MODULUS CARBON FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER (CFRP) MATERIALS by MINA

  15. Independent Mammalian Genome Contractions Following the KT Boundary Mina Rho,* Mo Zhou,* Xiang Gao, Sun Kim,* Haixu Tang,* and Michael Lynch

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    Lynch, Michael

    Independent Mammalian Genome Contractions Following the KT Boundary Mina Rho,* Mo Zhou,* Xiang Gao may also have long-lasting effects on genomic architecture. Here we show that widespread reductions in genome size have occurred in multiple lineages of mammals subsequent to the Cretaceous­ Tertiary (KT

  16. EIS-0250-S2 and EIS-0369: Notice of Public Comment Period Extension...

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    Notice of Public Comment Period Extension and Additional Public Meeting Supplemental Yucca Mountain Rail Corridor and Rail Alignment The Department of Energy announced an...

  17. EIS-0250-S2 and EIS-0369: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact...

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    Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain-Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor and Rail Alignment for the...

  18. How to align field guides and standards to the Standard Work Specifications

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    This presentation demonstrates how to align field guides and standards to the Standard Work Specifications.

  19. A Simple Application of Fuzzy Arithmetic to Automate the Alignment of a Crystal in Channeling Experiments

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    Ruiz-Sanchez, F J; Crespo-Sosa, A

    1999-01-01

    A Simple Application of Fuzzy Arithmetic to Automate the Alignment of a Crystal in Channeling Experiments

  20. Investigation of factors influencing feedlot performance and profitability in the 2001-2002 Texas A&M ranch to rail program- south 

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    Harborth, Karl Walter

    2004-09-30

    Data from the 2001-2002 Texas A&M University Ranch to Rail Program-South were used to determine factors that influence cattle feedlot performance and profitability. Steers (n=860) were classified according to sire (SBIO) and dam (DBIO) biological...

  1. THE BANANA PROJECT. IV. TWO ALIGNED STELLAR ROTATION AXES IN THE YOUNG ECCENTRIC BINARY SYSTEM EP CRUCIS: PRIMORDIAL ORIENTATION AND TIDAL ALIGNMENT

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    Albrecht, Simon H.

    With observations of the EP Cru system, we continue our series of measurements of spin-orbit angles in eclipsing binary star systems, the BANANA project (Binaries Are Not Always Neatly Aligned). We find a close alignment ...

  2. Alignment Systems For Subassemblies Of Overmolded Optoeletronic Modules

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    Chan, Benson (Vestal, NY); Fortier, Paul F. (Richelieu, CA); Guindon, Francois M. (Stukely-Sud, CA); Johnson, Glen W. (Yorktown Heights, NY); Letourneau, Martial A. (Granby, CA); Sherman, John H. (Lisle, NY); Tetreault, Real (Granby, CA)

    2003-04-15

    Alignment systems for optoelectronic modules with overmolded chip carriers include drilled or milled substrate corners for engaging dowel pins to precisely align the substrate in a mold for molding an overmold frame on the substrate. The overmold frame includes slot and trilobe holes for receiving retainer posts to precisely align a retainer assembly on the overmold frame. Cooperating standoff pads on the overmold frame and on the retainer assembly stabilize the assembly of these components and provide a precise gap for receiving an adhesive to permanently attach these two components. The retainer assembly carries optoelectronic components that include a flexible circuit, and a distal end portion of this flexible circuit and walls of a receiving cavity in the overmold frame have cooperating features for precisely aligning distal electrical leads of the flexible circuit with an array of electrical pads on the substrate. A permanent shroud on a proximate end portion of the flexible circuit protects and helps align proximate electrical leads with electrical pads on optic dies and their carriers.

  3. Apparatus for monitoring X-ray beam alignment

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    Steinmeyer, P.A.

    1991-10-08

    A self-contained, hand-held apparatus is provided for monitoring alignment of an X-ray beam in an instrument employing an X-ray source. The apparatus includes a transducer assembly containing a photoresistor for providing a range of electrical signals responsive to a range of X-ray beam intensities from the X-ray beam being aligned. A circuit, powered by a 7.5 VDC power supply and containing an audio frequency pulse generator whose frequency varies with the resistance of the photoresistor, is provided for generating a range of audible sounds. A portion of the audible range corresponds to low X-ray beam intensity. Another portion of the audible range corresponds to high X-ray beam intensity. The transducer assembly may include an a photoresistor, a thin layer of X-ray fluorescent material, and a filter layer transparent to X-rays but opaque to visible light. X-rays from the beam undergoing alignment penetrate the filter layer and excite the layer of fluorescent material. The light emitted from the fluorescent material alters the resistance of the photoresistor which is in the electrical circuit including the audio pulse generator and a speaker. In employing the apparatus, the X-ray beam is aligned to a complete alignment by adjusting the X-ray beam to produce an audible sound of the maximum frequency. 2 figures.

  4. GATA: A graphic alignment tool for comparative sequenceanalysis

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    Nix, David A.; Eisen, Michael B.

    2005-01-01

    Several problems exist with current methods used to align DNA sequences for comparative sequence analysis. Most dynamic programming algorithms assume that conserved sequence elements are collinear. This assumption appears valid when comparing orthologous protein coding sequences. Functional constraints on proteins provide strong selective pressure against sequence inversions, and minimize sequence duplications and feature shuffling. For non-coding sequences this collinearity assumption is often invalid. For example, enhancers contain clusters of transcription factor binding sites that change in number, orientation, and spacing during evolution yet the enhancer retains its activity. Dotplot analysis is often used to estimate non-coding sequence relatedness. Yet dot plots do not actually align sequences and thus cannot account well for base insertions or deletions. Moreover, they lack an adequate statistical framework for comparing sequence relatedness and are limited to pairwise comparisons. Lastly, dot plots and dynamic programming text outputs fail to provide an intuitive means for visualizing DNA alignments.

  5. Separating weak lensing and intrinsic alignments using radio observations

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    Whittaker, Lee; Battye, Richard A

    2015-01-01

    We discuss methods for performing weak lensing using radio observations to recover information about the intrinsic structural properties of the source galaxies. Radio surveys provide unique information that can benefit weak lensing studies, such as HI emission, which may be used to construct galaxy velocity maps, and polarized synchrotron radiation; both of which provide information about the unlensed galaxy and can be used to reduce galaxy shape noise and the contribution of intrinsic alignments. Using a proxy for the intrinsic position angle of an observed galaxy, we develop techniques for cleanly separating weak gravitational lensing signals from intrinsic alignment contamination in forthcoming radio surveys. Random errors on the intrinsic orientation estimates introduce biases into the shear and intrinsic alignment estimates. However, we show that these biases can be corrected for if the error distribution is accurately known. We demonstrate our methods using simulations, where we reconstruct the shear an...

  6. Broadband laser polarization control with aligned carbon nanotubes

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    Yang, He; Lia, Diao; Chen, Ya; Mattila, Marco; Tian, Ying; Yong, Zhenzhong; Yang, Changxi; Tittonen, Ilkka; Ren, Zhaoyu; Bai, Jingtao; Li, Qingwen; Kauppinen, Esko I; Lipsanen, Harri; Sun, Zhipei

    2015-01-01

    We introduce a simple approach to fabricate aligned carbon nanotube (ACNT) device for broadband polarization control in fiber laser systems. The ACNT device was fabricated by pulling from as-fabricated vertically-aligned carbon nanotube arrays. Their anisotropic property is confirmed with optical and scanning electron microscopy, and with polarized Raman and absorption spectroscopy. The device was then integrated into fiber laser systems (at two technologically important wavelengths of 1 and 1.5 um) for polarization control. We obtained a linearly-polarized light output with the maximum extinction ratio of ~12 dB. The output polarization direction could be fully controlled by the ACNT alignment direction in both lasers. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that ACNT device is applied to polarization control in laser systems. Our results exhibit that the ACNT device is a simple, low-cost, and broadband polarizer to control laser polarization dynamics, for various photonic applications (such as ...

  7. Relay telescope for high power laser alignment system

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    Dane, C. Brent; Hackel, Lloyd; Harris, Fritz B.

    2006-09-19

    A laser system includes an optical path having an intracavity relay telescope with a telescope focal point for imaging an output of the gain medium between an image location at or near the gain medium and an image location at or near an output coupler for the laser system. A kinematic mount is provided within a vacuum chamber, and adapted to secure beam baffles near the telescope focal point. An access port on the vacuum chamber is adapted for allowing insertion and removal of the beam baffles. A first baffle formed using an alignment pinhole aperture is used during alignment of the laser system. A second tapered baffle replaces the alignment aperture during operation and acts as a far-field baffle in which off angle beams strike the baffle a grazing angle of incidence, reducing fluence levels at the impact areas.

  8. Alignment of the diamond nitrogen vacancy center by strain engineering

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    Karin, Todd [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Dunham, Scott [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Fu, Kai-Mei [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

    2014-08-04

    The nitrogen vacancy (NV) center in diamond is a sensitive probe of magnetic field and a promising qubit candidate for quantum information processing. The performance of many NV-based devices improves by aligning the NV(s) parallel to a single crystallographic direction. Using ab initio theoretical techniques, we show that NV orientation can be controlled by high-temperature annealing in the presence of strain under currently accessible experimental conditions. We find that (89?±?7)% of NVs align along the [111] crystallographic direction under 2% compressive biaxial strain (perpendicular to [111]) and an annealing temperature of 970?°C.

  9. Beam/seam alignment control for electron beam welding

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    Burkhardt, Jr., James H. (Knoxville, TN); Henry, J. James (Oak Ridge, TN); Davenport, Clyde M. (Knoxville, TN)

    1980-01-01

    This invention relates to a dynamic beam/seam alignment control system for electron beam welds utilizing video apparatus. The system includes automatic control of workpiece illumination, near infrared illumination of the workpiece to limit the range of illumination and camera sensitivity adjustment, curve fitting of seam position data to obtain an accurate measure of beam/seam alignment, and automatic beam detection and calculation of the threshold beam level from the peak beam level of the preceding video line to locate the beam or seam edges.

  10. Guidance manual for the identification of hazardous wastes delivered to publicly owned treatment works by truck, rail, or dedicated pipe

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    Not Available

    1987-06-01

    The manual is directed towards two types of facilities: First, guidance is to POTWs that wish to preclude the entry of hazardous wastes into their facilities and avoid regulation and liability under RCRA. Administrative/technical recommendations for control of such wastes is provided, many of which are already in use by POTWs. Second, the responsibilities of POTWs that choose to accept hazardous wastes from truck, rail, or dedicated pipeline are discussed, including relevant regulatory provisions, strict liability and corrective action requirements for releases, and recommended procedures for waste acceptance/management. The manual describes the RCRA regulatory status of wastes that POTW operators typically may encounter. The manual includes a Waste Monitoring Plan. Appendices give the following: RCRA lists; RCRA listed hazardous wastes; examples of POTW sewer use ordinance language, waste hauler permit; waste tracking form, notification of hazardous waste activity; uniform hazardous waste manifest; biennial hazardous waste report; and state hazardous waste contacts.

  11. Verification Test Suite (VERTS) For Rail Gun Applications using ALE3D: 2-D Hydrodynamics & Thermal Cases

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    Najjar, F M; Solberg, J; White, D

    2008-04-17

    A verification test suite has been assessed with primary focus on low reynolds number flow of liquid metals. This is representative of the interface between the armature and rail in gun applications. The computational multiphysics framework, ALE3D, is used. The main objective of the current study is to provide guidance and gain confidence in the results obtained with ALE3D. A verification test suite based on 2-D cases is proposed and includes the lid-driven cavity and the Couette flow are investigated. The hydro and thermal fields are assumed to be steady and laminar in nature. Results are compared with analytical solutions and previously published data. Mesh resolution studies are performed along with various models for the equation of state.

  12. Lateral Distribution for Aligned Events in Muon Groups Deep Underground

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    A. L. Tsyabuk; R. A. Mukhamedshin; Yu. V. Stenkin

    2007-01-09

    The paper concerns the so-called aligned events observed in cosmic rays. The phenomenon of the alignment of the most energetic subcores of gamma-ray--hadron ($\\gamma-h$) families (particles of the highest energies in the central EAS core) was firstly found in the "Pamir" emulsion chamber experiment and related to a coplanar particle production at $E_0>10^{16}$ eV. Here a separation distribution (distances between pairs of muons) for aligned events has been analyzed throughout muon groups measured by Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope (BUST) for threshold energies $0.85 \\div 3.2$ TeV during a period of 7.7 years. Only muon groups of multiplicity $m\\geq 4$ with inclined trajectories for an interval of zenith angles $50^\\circ - 60^\\circ$ were selected for the analysis. The analysis has revealed that the distribution complies with the exponential law. Meanwhile the distributions become steeper with the increase of threshold energy. There has been no difference between the lateral distribution of all the groups and the distribution of the aligned groups.

  13. Aligning Software Maintenance to the Offshore Reality Christian Seybold

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    Keller, Rudolf K.

    Aligning Software Maintenance to the Offshore Reality Christian Seybold Zühlke Engineering AG and ubiquity of software mainte- nance is continuously growing. Another more recent trend is to "offshore found in offshore cooperations. This paper reports on a software maintenance pro- ject in the power

  14. Aligning Technology Solutions to Address Over-the-Horizon Threats

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    Aligning Technology Solutions to Address Over-the-Horizon Threats As the world's geopolitical for the U.S. Government bridging the gap between policy development and technology implementation WHAT WE-the-horizon security threats and issues Analysis results to support U.S. policymakers and the science and technology

  15. The Estimation of Statistical Parameters for Local Alignment Score Distributions

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    Bundschuh, Ralf

    Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894 2 Department. Altschul 1 , Ralf Bundschuh 2 , Rolf Olsen 2 and Terence Hwa 2 1 National Center for Biotechnology Abstract The distribution of optimal local alignment scores of random sequences plays a vital role

  16. Complete integration of the aligned Newman Tamburino Maxwell solutions

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    Liselotte De Groote; Norbert Van den Bergh

    2008-04-07

    We investigate the cylindrical class of Newman Tamburino equations in the presence of an aligned Maxwell field. After obtaining a complete integration of the field equations we look at the possible vacuum limits and we examine the symmetries of the general solution.

  17. Alignment-based Transfer Learning for Robot Models

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    Alignment-based Transfer Learning for Robot Models Botond B´ocsi Lehel Csat´o Jan Peters Abstract-- Robot manipulation tasks require on robot mod- els. When exact physical parameters of the robot are not available, learning robot models from data becomes an ap- pealing alternative. Most learning approaches

  18. Asymptotic Interference Alignment for Exact Repair in Distributed Storage Systems

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    Jafar, Syed A.

    Asymptotic Interference Alignment for Exact Repair in Distributed Storage Systems Viveck R. Cadambe consider a distributed storage system where a file of size M is stored in n distributed storage nodes using of this paper is to repair failed nodes in the storage system, by replacing them by their replicas (exact repair

  19. Formation of Highly Dense Aligned Ribbons and Transparent Films of

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    Wikswo, John

    - natives for indium tin oxide (ITO) coatings which are notorious for being fragile and expensive to produce.13 Currently, ITO coat- ings are utilized in a wide range of applica- tions, including touch, we use a roller which acts to compress the film and preserve the alignment of nanotubes within

  20. MAPPING NEURODEGENERATION USING MULTI-ATLAS FLUID IMAGE ALIGNMENT

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    Thompson, Paul

    MAPPING NEURODEGENERATION USING MULTI-ATLAS FLUID IMAGE ALIGNMENT Yi-Yu Chou1 , Natasha Leporé1 , Xue Hua1 , Arthur W. Toga1 , Paul M. Thompson1 and the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 1 morphometry [3], and automated hippocampal mapping using adaptive boosting [4]. #12;References: [1] Chou YY et

  1. Progressive Multiple Biosequence Alignments on the ALiCE Grid

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    Teo, Yong-Meng

    to high-end computational capabilities [10]. The pioneer grid efforts spun off as experimental attemptsProgressive Multiple Biosequence Alignments on the ALiCE Grid Yong-Meng TEO1,2 , Yew-Kwong NG1 problem that has semi-regular computational pattern. Grid-enabled PMSA is implemented using our Java

  2. Sub-20-nm Alignment in Nanoimprint Lithography Using Moire Fringe

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    , as expected, independent of the size of the gap between the wafer and the imprint mold. We achieved a single control or wafer-mold mismatch compensation. With better stages, precision temperature control, and wafer-mold is insufficient; one must achieve sub-30 nm overlay alignment accuracy in addition to low defect density and high

  3. Hydrogen storage in aligned carbon nanotubes and David T. Shaw

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    Chung, Deborah D.L.

    Hydrogen storage in aligned carbon nanotubes Yan Chena) and David T. Shaw Department of Electrical and thermogravimetric analysis show a hydrogen storage capacity of 5­7 wt% was achieved reproducibly at room temperature the samples to 300 °C and removing of the catalyst tips, can increase the hydrogen storage capacity up to 13

  4. ABL: Alignment-Based Learning Menno van Zaanen

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    ABL: Alignment-Based Learning Menno van Zaanen School of Computer Studies University of Leeds LS2 9JT Leeds UK menno@scs.leeds.ac.uk Abstract This paper introduces a new type of grammar learning of at sentences as input and returns a corpus of labelled, bracketed sen- tences. The method works on pairs

  5. A BOLD NEW CURRICULUM ALIGNS PHYSICIAN EDUCATION WITH OUR

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    at lower costs. CHANGE A CULTURE OF #12;SURGERY NEUROLOGY CLINICAL ;ALIGNED TO INNOVATION "We have taken what is unique about OHSU and Oregon ­ a pioneering spirit, innovation and a healthy dose of pragmatism ­ and incorporated this into a new curriculum ready for a new era

  6. Technical Section Feature-aligned harmonic volumetric mapping using MFS

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    Li, Xin "Shane"

    Technical Section Feature-aligned harmonic volumetric mapping using MFS Xin Li a,b,Ã, Huanhuan Xu a Correspondence and registration Harmonic volumetric mapping a b s t r a c t We present an efficient adaptive method to compute the harmonic volumetric mapping, which establishes a smooth correspondence between two

  7. Full-tensor alignment criteria for sheared nematic polymers

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    Full-tensor alignment criteria for sheared nematic polymers M. Gregory Forest and Ruhai Zhou The shear problem for nematic polymers consists in characterizing all stable stationary ori- entational, further characterize nematic polymers in simple shear. Leslie-Ericksen (L-E) theory provides formulas

  8. Back to Basics for Monolingual Alignment: Exploiting Word Similarity and Contextual Evidence

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    Back to Basics for Monolingual Alignment: Exploiting Word Similarity and Contextual Evidence Md. Amid a variety of problem formulations and ingenious approaches to alignment, we take a step back

  9. Performance and characterization of a MEMS-based device for alignment...

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    of a MEMS-based device for alignment and manipulation of x-ray nanofocusing optics Title: Performance and characterization of a MEMS-based device for alignment and...

  10. Six degree of freedom automated alignment using a passive, smart target 

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    Bradham, Michael John

    1993-01-01

    This work describes a measurement and control strategy for both position and orientation alignment between two objects. The automated alignment system, described herein, employs a reflective, passive ( requiring no power ) target and includes a PC...

  11. Modelling Geospatial Application Databases using UML-based Repositories Aligned with International Standards in Geomatics

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    Modelling Geospatial Application Databases using UML-based Repositories Aligned with International, geospatial database modelling, interoperability, metadata, UML, Perceptory, ISO/TC 211, OGC 1. Introduction the conceptual content of object oriented application database schemas and dictionaries aligned

  12. Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Composites Containing Aligned Conducting Polymers and Carbon Nanotubes 

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    Manda, Swathi

    2014-04-21

    in effective net direction within domains, and the monomers were electro-polymerized to obtain aligned polymer chains. This aligned structure renders better anisotropic electrical conductivity along the polymer chain direction. A non percolated dispersion...

  13. Protein fold recognition by alignment of amino acid residues using kernelized dynamic time warping

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    Protein fold recognition by alignment of amino acid residues using kernelized dynamic time warping distances between proteins. This method shows significant improvement in protein fold recognition. Overall March 2014 Keywords: Protein sequence Fold recognition Alignment method Feature extraction

  14. Serious Games for Solving Protein Sequence Alignments -Combining Citizen Science and

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    Goesele, Michael

    Serious Games for Solving Protein Sequence Alignments - Combining Citizen Science and Gaming Martin Games, Bioinformatics, Multiple Sequence Align- ments, Protein Sequences, Citizen Science, Game- ing their results is called citizen science [9]. In this concept, research tasks are outsourced

  15. Alignment of Iron Nanoparticles in a Magnetic Field Due to Shape Anisotropy

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    Radhakrishnan, Balasubramaniam; Nicholson, Don M; Eisenbach, Markus; Ludtka, Gerard Michael; Rios, Orlando; Parish, Chad M

    2015-07-09

    During high magnetic field processing there is evidence for alignment of non-spherical metallic particles above the Curie temperature in alloys with negligible magneto-crystalline anisotropy. The main driving force for alignment is the magnetic shape anisotropy. Current understanding of the phenomenon is not adequate to quantify the effect of particle size, aspect ratio, temperature and the magnetic field on particle alignment. We demonstrate a Monte Carlo approach coupled with size scaling to show the conditions under which alignment is possible.

  16. Introduction to Computational Biology Lecture # 4: Estimating Scoring Rules for Sequence Alignment

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    Timmer, Jens

    will now suggest a P+, P- model for the sequence alignment algoritm, in order to simplify our discussion we

  17. Automated whole-genome multiple alignment of rat, mouse, and human

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    Brudno, Michael; Poliakov, Alexander; Salamov, Asaf; Cooper, Gregory M.; Sidow, Arend; Rubin, Edward M.; Solovyev, Victor; Batzoglou, Serafim; Dubchak, Inna

    2004-07-04

    We have built a whole genome multiple alignment of the three currently available mammalian genomes using a fully automated pipeline which combines the local/global approach of the Berkeley Genome Pipeline and the LAGAN program. The strategy is based on progressive alignment, and consists of two main steps: (1) alignment of the mouse and rat genomes; and (2) alignment of human to either the mouse-rat alignments from step 1, or the remaining unaligned mouse and rat sequences. The resulting alignments demonstrate high sensitivity, with 87% of all human gene-coding areas aligned in both mouse and rat. The specificity is also high: <7% of the rat contigs are aligned to multiple places in human and 97% of all alignments with human sequence > 100kb agree with a three-way synteny map built independently using predicted exons in the three genomes. At the nucleotide level <1% of the rat nucleotides are mapped to multiple places in the human sequence in the alignment; and 96.5% of human nucleotides within all alignments agree with the synteny map. The alignments are publicly available online, with visualization through the novel Multi-VISTA browser that we also present.

  18. Liquid Crystal Pretilt and Azimuth Angle Study of Stacked Alignment Layers

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    angles for the liquid crystal. It is based on stacking both photo- aligned polymer and rubbed polyimide comprise of both photo-aligned horizontal polymer and rubbed vertical polyimide. The advantage alignment polyimide JALS2021 form JSR Corporation is spin coated on the substrate. Then it is baked inside

  19. Energy level alignment of polythiophene/ZnO hybrid solar cells

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    Energy level alignment of polythiophene/ZnO hybrid solar cells W. Feng,a S. Rangan,b Y. Cao,c E between energy level alignment and photovoltaic properties of a model bilayer hybrid solar cell. Galoppini,c R. A. Bartynskib and E. Garfunkel*ab Energy level alignment at interfaces is critical

  20. Improving Statistical Word Alignment with a Rule-Based Machine Translation System

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    Improving Statistical Word Alignment with a Rule-Based Machine Translation System WU Hua, WANG The main problems of statistical word alignment lie in the facts that source words can only be aligned to one target word, and that the inappro- priate target word is selected because of data sparseness

  1. A Hybrid Word Alignment Approach to Improve Translation Lexicons with Compound Words and Idiomatic Expressions

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    A Hybrid Word Alignment Approach to Improve Translation Lexicons with Compound Words and Idiomatic In this paper, we present a hybrid approach to align single words, compound words and idiomatic expressions from lexicons. This approach combines linguistic and statistical information in order to improve word alignment

  2. PROTEIN FOLD RECOGNITION USING RESIDUE-BASED ALIGNMENTS OF SEQUENCE AND SECONDARY STRUCTURE

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    Erdogan, Hakan

    PROTEIN FOLD RECOGNITION USING RESIDUE-BASED ALIGNMENTS OF SEQUENCE AND SECONDARY STRUCTURE Zafer methods [3,4]. Index Terms- protein fold recognition, secondary structure alignment, amino acid alignment- ture. Protein threading or fold recognition refers to a class of compu- tational methods for predicting

  3. Painting-to-3D Model Alignment Via Discriminative Visual Elements

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    Painting-to-3D Model Alignment Via Discriminative Visual Elements Mathieu Aubry INRIA1 / TU M align arbitrary 2D de- pictions of an architectural site, including drawings, paintings and historical, we face a hard search problem: the number of possible align- ments of the painting to a large 3D

  4. Note: O-ring stack system for electron gun alignment

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    Park, In-Yong; Cho, Boklae; Han, Cheolsu; Shin, Seungmin; Lee, Dongjun; Ahn, Sang Jung

    2015-01-15

    We present a reliable method for aligning an electron gun which consists of an electron source and lenses by controlling a stack of rubber O-rings in a vacuum condition. The beam direction angle is precisely tilted along two axes by adjusting the height difference of a stack of O-rings. In addition, the source position is shifted in each of three orthogonal directions. We show that the tilting angle and linear shift along the x and y axes as obtained from ten stacked O-rings are ±2.55° and ±2 mm, respectively. This study can easily be adapted to charged particle gun alignment and adjustments of the flange position in a vacuum, ensuring that its results can be useful with regard to electrical insulation between flanges with slight modifications.

  5. Method of fabricating vertically aligned group III-V nanowires

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    Wang, George T; Li, Qiming

    2014-11-25

    A top-down method of fabricating vertically aligned Group III-V micro- and nanowires uses a two-step etch process that adds a selective anisotropic wet etch after an initial plasma etch to remove the dry etch damage while enabling micro/nanowires with straight and smooth faceted sidewalls and controllable diameters independent of pitch. The method enables the fabrication of nanowire lasers, LEDs, and solar cells.

  6. Heart - Shaped Nuclei: Condensation of Rotational Aligned Octupole Phonons

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    S. Frauendorf

    2007-10-24

    The strong octupole correlations in the mass region $A\\approx 226$ are interpreted as rotation-induced condensation of octupole phonons having their angular momentum aligned with the rotational axis. Discrete phonon energy and parity conservation generate oscillations of the energy difference between the lowest rotational bands with positive and negative parity. Anharmonicities tend to synchronize the the rotation of the condensate and the quadrupole shape of the nucleus forming a rotating heart shape.

  7. Hybrid Nanocomposites with Tunable Alignment of the Magnetic Nanorod Filler

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    Fabien Perineau; Céline Rosticher; Laurence Rozes; Corinne Chanéac; Clément Sanchez; Doru Constantin; Ivan Dozov; Patrick Davidson; Cyrille Rochas

    2015-04-20

    For many important applications, the performance of polymer-anisotropic particle nanocomposite materials strongly depends on the orientation of the nanoparticles. Using the very peculiar magnetic properties of goethite ({\\alpha}-FeOOH) nanorods, we produced goethite-poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) nanocomposites in which the alignment direction and the level of orientation of the nanorods could easily be tuned by simply adjusting the intensity of a magnetic field applied during polymerization. Because the particle volume fraction was kept low (1-5.5 vol \\%), we used the orientational order induced by the field in the isotropic phase rather than the spontaneous orientational order of the nematic phase. At the strongest field values (up to 1.5 T), the particles exhibit almost perfect antinematic alignment, as measured by optical birefringence and small-angle X-ray scattering. The results of these two techniques are in remarkably good agreement, validating the use of birefringence measurements for quantifying the degree of orientational order. We also demonstrate that the ordering induced by the field in the isotropic suspension is preserved in the final material after field removal. This work illustrates the interest, for such problems, of considering the field-induced alignment of anisotropic nanoparticles in the isotropic phase, an approach that is effective at low filler content, that avoids the need of controlling the nematic texture, and that allows tuning of the orientation level of the particles at will simply by adjusting the field intensity.

  8. Galaxy alignment as a probe of large-scale filaments

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    Rong, Yu; Zhang, Shuang-Nan

    2015-01-01

    The orientations of the red galaxies in a filament are aligned with the orientation of the filament. We thus develop a location-alignment-method (LAM) of detecting filaments around clusters of galaxies, which uses both the alignments of red galaxies and their distributions in two-dimensional images. For the first time, the orientations of red galaxies are used as probes of filaments. We apply LAM to the environment of Coma cluster, and find four filaments (two filaments are located in sheets) in two selected regions, which are compared with the filaments detected with the method of \\cite{Falco14}. We find that LAM can effectively detect the filaments around a cluster, even with $3\\sigma$ confidence level, and clearly reveal the number and overall orientations of the detected filaments. LAM is independent of the redshifts of galaxies, and thus can be applied at relatively high redshifts and to the samples of red galaxies without the information of redshifts. We also find that the images of background galaxies ...

  9. Linac Alignment Algorithm: Analysis on 1-to-1 Steering

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    Sun, Yipeng; Adolphsen, Chris; /SLAC

    2011-08-19

    In a linear accelerator, it is important to achieve a good alignment between all of its components (such as quadrupoles, RF cavities, beam position monitors et al.), in order to better preserve the beam quality during acceleration. After the survey of the main linac components, there are several beam-based alignment (BBA) techniques to be applied, to further optimize the beam trajectory and calculate the corresponding steering magnets strength. Among these techniques the most simple and straightforward one is the one-to-one (1-to-1) steering technique, which steers the beam from quad center to center, and removes the betatron oscillation from quad focusing. For a future linear collider such as the International Linear Collider (ILC), the initial beam emittance is very small in the vertical plane (flat beam with {gamma}{epsilon}{sub y} = 20-40nm), which means the alignment requirement is very tight. In this note, we evaluate the emittance growth with one-to-one correction algorithm employed, both analytically and numerically. Then the ILC main linac accelerator is taken as an example to compare the vertical emittance growth after 1-to-1 steering, both from analytical formulae and multi-particle tracking simulation. It is demonstrated that the estimated emittance growth from the derived formulae agrees well with the results from numerical simulation, with and without acceleration, respectively.

  10. Survey and alignment of high energy physics accelerators and transport lines

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    Ruland, R.E.

    1992-11-01

    This talk summarizes the survey and alignment processes of accelerators and transport lines and discusses the propagation of errors associated with these processes. The major geodetic principles governing the survey and alignment measurement space are revisited and their relationship to a lattice coordinate system shown. The paper continues with a broad overview about the activities involved in the step by step sequence from initial absolute alignment to final smoothing. Emphasis is given to the relative alignment of components, in particular to the importance of incorporating methods to remove residual systematic effects in surveying and alignment operations.

  11. Hinode Calibration for Precise Image Co-alignment between SOT and XRT (November 2006 -- April 2007)

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    Toshifumi Shimizu; Yukio Katsukawa; Keiichi Matsuzaki; Kiyoshi Ichimoto; Ryohei Kano; Edward E. DeLuca; Loraine L. Lundquist; Mark A. Weber; Theodore D. Tarbell; Richard A. Shine; Mitsuru Soma; Saku Tsuneta; Taro Sakao; Kenji Minesugi

    2007-09-26

    To understand the physical mechanisms for activity and heating in the solar atmosphere, the magnetic coupling from the photosphere to the corona is an important piece of information from the Hinode observations, and therefore precise positional alignment is required among the data acquired by different telescopes. The Hinode spacecraft and its onboard telescopes were developed to allow us to investigate magnetic coupling with co-alignment accuracy better than 1 arcsec. Using the Mercury transit observed on 8 November 2006 and co-alignment measurements regularly performed on a weekly basis, we have determined the information necessary for precise image co-alignment and have confirmed that co-alignment better than 1 arcsec can be realized between Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) and X-Ray Telescope (XRT) with our baseline co-alignment method. This paper presents results from the calibration for precise co-alignment of CCD images from SOT and XRT.

  12. EIS-0250-S2 and EIS-0369: DOE Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

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    Alignment, Construction, and Operation of a Rail Line to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV

  13. Automatic Resonance Alignment of High-Order Microring Filters

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    Mak, Jason C C; Xue, Tianyuan; Mikkelsen, Jared C; Yong, Zheng; Poon, Joyce K S

    2015-01-01

    Automatic resonance alignment tuning is performed in high-order series coupled microring filters using a feedback system. By inputting only a reference wavelength, a filter is tuned such that passband ripples are dramatically reduced compared to the initial detuned state and the passband becomes centered at the reference. The method is tested on 5th order microring filters fabricated in a standard silicon photonics foundry process. Repeatable tuning is demonstrated for filters on multiple dies from the wafer and for arbitrary reference wavelengths within the free spectral range of the microrings.

  14. Alignment of LC-MS Data Using Peptide Features 

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    Tang, Xincheng

    2012-02-14

    Desorption Ionization MS Mass Spectrometry MS/MS Tandem Mass Spectrometry M/Z Mass-To-Charge Ratio PNNL Paci c Northwest National Laboratory RT Retention Time SELDI Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption Ionization TOF Time-Of-Flight vi TABLE OF CONTENTS... the raw spectrum data and the information of the detected peak features for peptide alignment. In this paper, two Shewanella datasets are obtained from Paci c Northwest Na- tional Laboratory (PNNL) and they were analyzed by SEQUEST on di erent days...

  15. Direct and alignment-insensitive measurement of cantilever curvature

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    Hermans, Rodolfo I.; Aeppli, Gabriel; Bailey, Joe M.

    2013-07-15

    We analytically derive and experimentally demonstrate a method for the simultaneous measurement of deflection for large arrays of cantilevers. The Fresnel diffraction patterns of a cantilever independently reveal tilt, curvature, cubic, and higher order bending of the cantilever. It provides a calibrated absolute measurement of the polynomial coefficients describing the cantilever shape, without careful alignment and could be applied to several cantilevers simultaneously with no added complexity. We show that the method is easily implemented, works in both liquid media and in air, for a broad range of displacements and is especially suited to the requirements for multi-marker biosensors.

  16. Agenda of critical issues: coal price and availability. Final report. [Includes effect of legislation, sulfur content and rail transport costs

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    Tennican, M.L.; Wayland, R.E.; Weinstein, D.M.

    1984-10-01

    Temple, Barker, and Sloane, Inc. developed an agenda of critical issues regarding future coal prices and coal availability for EPRI. TBS interviewed nearly 50 utility, coal company, and railroad officials, academic experts, and coal consultants; held a one-day participatory workshop; and conducted a literature review and follow-up interviews with selected utilities. TBS found four causes of uncertainty in the utility industry over future coal prices. First, the acid deposition proposals in Congress vary in terms of the structure of the legislation, the costs of compliance, and the impact on coal prices; in turn these uncertainties impede utility fuel planning and decision making. Second, powerplant-specific factors will have a major impact on whether utilities switch or scrub in response to acid deposition legislation; existing analyses do not capture these factors. The most important powerplant-specific factors are matching unit characteristics with coal specifications, retrofit scrubber costs, and differing state regulatory environments. Third, TBS found that utility fuel managers have great uncertainty over the availability and future cost of compliance coal. TBS estimated that the existing production capacity of eastern compliance coal is at least twice as high as current production. Fourth, TBS concluded that uncertainty over future coal transportation rates was a major reason for utilities' uncertainty over future delivered prices of coal. Critical transportation-related issues are the strategic and tactical response of eastern coal producers to the Staggers Act; the impact on rail rates of the sale of Conrail, of possible transcontinental mergers, and of multi-modal mergers; and the future pricing policies that eastern railroads will adopt in response to imports of Colombian coal. 21 references.

  17. He I VECTOR MAGNETOMETRY OF FIELD-ALIGNED SUPERPENUMBRAL FIBRILS

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    Schad, T. A. [Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Penn, M. J. [National Solar Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Lin, H. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Pukalani, HI 96768 (United States)

    2013-05-10

    Atomic-level polarization and Zeeman effect diagnostics in the neutral helium triplet at 10830 A in principle allow full vector magnetometry of fine-scaled chromospheric fibrils. We present high-resolution spectropolarimetric observations of superpenumbral fibrils in the He I triplet with sufficient polarimetric sensitivity to infer their full magnetic field geometry. He I observations from the Facility Infrared Spectropolarimeter are paired with high-resolution observations of the H{alpha} 6563 A and Ca II 8542 A spectral lines from the Interferometric Bidimensional Spectrometer from the Dunn Solar Telescope in New Mexico. Linear and circular polarization signatures in the He I triplet are measured and described, as well as analyzed with the advanced inversion capability of the ''Hanle and Zeeman Light'' modeling code. Our analysis provides direct evidence for the often assumed field alignment of fibril structures. The projected angle of the fibrils and the inferred magnetic field geometry align within an error of {+-}10 Degree-Sign . We describe changes in the inclination angle of these features that reflect their connectivity with the photospheric magnetic field. Evidence for an accelerated flow ({approx}40 m s{sup -2}) along an individual fibril anchored at its endpoints in the strong sunspot and weaker plage in part supports the magnetic siphon flow mechanism's role in the inverse Evershed effect. However, the connectivity of the outer endpoint of many of the fibrils cannot be established.

  18. Motor-mediated alignment of microtubules in semidilute mixtures.

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    Swaminathan, S.; Ziebert, F.; Karpeev, D.; Aranson, I. S.; Northwestern Univ.; Lab. de Physico-Chimie Theorique-UMR CNRS

    2009-01-01

    We propose and study a model of molecular motor-induced ordering in a cytoskeletal filament solution for the semidilute case. Motors attach to a pair of filaments and walk along the pair bringing them into closer alignment. In the semidilute regime multiple motors can bind a filament to several others and, for a critical motor density, induce a transition to an ordered phase with a nonzero mean orientation. The motors, on the one hand, cause closer filament alignment, and, on the other hand, induce fluctuations that are dependent on the relative orientation of the filaments to which the motors are attached. We develop a spatially homogeneous, mean-field theory that explicitly accounts for a force-dependent detachment rate of motors, which in turn affects the mean and the fluctuations of the net force acting on a filament. This model considers each filament to be in motor contact with all other filaments in the solution. We show that the transition to the oriented state changes from second order to first order when the force-dependent detachment becomes important.

  19. GALAXY SPIN ALIGNMENT IN FILAMENTS AND SHEETS: OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE

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    Tempel, Elmo; Libeskind, Noam I. E-mail: nlibeskind@aip.de

    2013-10-01

    The properties of galaxies are known to be affected by their environment. One important question is how their angular momentum reflects the surrounding cosmic web. We use the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to investigate the spin axes of spiral and elliptical galaxies relative to their surrounding filament/sheet orientations. To detect filaments, a marked point process with interactions (the {sup B}isous model{sup )} is used. Sheets are found by detecting 'flattened' filaments. The minor axes of ellipticals are found to be preferentially perpendicular to hosting filaments. A weak correlation is found with sheets. These findings are consistent with the notion that elliptical galaxies formed via mergers, which predominantly occurred along the filaments. The spin axis of spiral galaxies is found to align with the host filament, with no correlation between spiral spin and sheet normal. When examined as a function of distance from the filament axis, a much stronger correlation is found in the outer parts, suggesting that the alignment is driven by the laminar infall of gas from sheets to filaments. When compared with numerical simulations, our results suggest that the connection between dark matter halo and galaxy spin is not straightforward. Our results provide an important input to the understanding of how galaxies acquire their angular momentum.

  20. Structure and Characterization of Vertically Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles

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    Márquez, Francisco; López, Vicente; Morant, Carmen; Roque-Malherbe, Rolando; Domingo, Concepción; Elizalde, Eduardo; Zamora, Félix

    2010-01-01

    Arrays of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube bundles, SWCNTs, have been synthesized by simple alcohol catalytic chemical vapor deposition process, carried out at 800°C. The formed SWCNTs are organized in small groups perpendicularly aligned and attached to the substrate. These small bundles show a constant diameter of ca. 30 nm and are formed by the adhesion of no more than twenty individual SWCNTs perfectly aligned along their length.

  1. Null test fourier domain alignment technique for phase-shifting point diffraction interferometer

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    Naulleau, Patrick (5239 Miles Ave., Apt. A, Oakland, CA 94618); Goldberg, Kenneth Alan (1622 Oxford St., #5t, Berkeley, CA 94709)

    2000-01-01

    Alignment technique for calibrating a phase-shifting point diffraction interferometer involves three independent steps where the first two steps independently align the image points and pinholes in rotation and separation to a fixed reference coordinate system, e.g, CCD. Once the two sub-elements have been properly aligned to the reference in two parameters (separation and orientation), the third step is to align the two sub-element coordinate systems to each other in the two remaining parameters (x,y) using standard methods of locating the pinholes relative to some easy to find reference point.

  2. Synthesis and characterization of next-generation multifunctional material architectures : aligned carbon nanotube carbon matrix nanocomposites

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    Stein, Itai Y

    2013-01-01

    Materials comprising carbon nanotube (CNT) aligned nanowire (NW) polymer nanocomposites (A-PNCs) have emerged as promising architectures for next-generation multifunctional applications. Enhanced operating regimes, such ...

  3. Multiple Whole Genome Alignments and Novel Biomedical Applications at the VISTA Portal

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    Brudno, Michael; Poliakov, Alexander; Minovitsky, Simon; Ratnere, Igor; Dubchak, Inna

    2008-01-01

    Applications at the VISTA Portal Michael Brudno, AlexanderABSTRACT The VISTA portal for comparative genomics isof the results. The VISTA portal also hosts alignments of a

  4. Hierarchical carbon fiber composites with radially aligned carbon nanotubes : preservation of in-plane tensile properties

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    Li, Richard, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    Hierarchical carbon-nanotube (CNT)-based composites have significant potential to expand the performance and functionality of aerospace composite structures. Notably, circumferentially aligned CNT arrays have previously ...

  5. Adiabatic field-free alignment of asymmetric top molecules with an optical centrifuge

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    Korobenko, A

    2015-01-01

    We use an optical centrifuge to align asymmetric top $\\mathrm{SO_2}$ molecules by adiabatically spinning their most polarizable O-O axis. The effective centrifugal potential in the rotating frame confines sulfur atoms to the plane of the laser-induced rotation, leading to the planar molecular alignment which persists after the molecules are released from the centrifuge. Periodic appearance of the full three-dimensional alignment, typically observed only with linear and symmetric top molecules, is also detected. Together with strong in-plane centrifugal forces, which bend the molecules by up to 10 degrees, permanent field-free alignment offers new ways of controlling molecules with laser light.

  6. Field-free long-lived alignment of molecules in extreme rotational states

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    Milner, A A; Milner, V

    2015-01-01

    We introduce a new optical tool - a "two-dimensional optical centrifuge", capable of aligning molecules in extreme rotational states. Unlike the conventional centrifuge, which confines the molecules in the plane of their rotation, its two-dimensional version aligns the molecules along a well-defined axis, similarly to the effect of a single linearly polarized laser pulse, but at a much higher level of rotational excitation. The increased robustness of ultra-high rotational states with respect to collisions results in a longer life time of the created alignment in dense media, offering new possibilities for studying and utilizing aligned molecular ensembles under ambient conditions.

  7. Performance and characterization of a MEMS-based device for alignment...

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    of a MEMS-based device for alignment and manipulation of x-ray nanofocusing optics Xu, Weihe Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973 USA; Lauer, Kenneth...

  8. Assessment of a field-aligned ICRF antenna

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    Wukitch, S. J.; Brunner, D.; Ennever, P.; Garrett, M. L.; Hubbard, A.; Labombard, B.; Lau, C.; Lin, Y.; Lipschultz, B.; Miller, D.; Ochoukov, R.; Porkolab, M.; Reinke, M. L.; Terry, J. L.

    2014-02-12

    Impurity contamination and localized heat loads associated with ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) antenna operation are among the most challenging issues for ICRF utilization.. Another challenge is maintaining maximum coupled power through plasma variations including edge localized modes (ELMs) and confinement transitions. Here, we report on an experimental assessment of a field aligned (FA) antenna with respect to impurity contamination, impurity sources, RF enhanced heat flux and load tolerance. In addition, we compare the modification of the scrape of layer (SOL) plasma potential of the FA antenna to a conventional, toroidally aligned (TA) antenna, in order to explore the underlying physics governing impurity contamination linked to ICRF heating. The FA antenna is a 4-strap ICRF antenna where the current straps and antenna enclosure sides are perpendicular to and the Faraday screen rods are parallel to the total magnetic field. In principle, alignment with respect to the total magnetic field minimizes integrated E? (electric field along a magnetic field line) via symmetry. Consistent with expectations, we observed that the impurity contamination and impurity source at the FA antenna are reduced compared to the TA antenna. In both L and H-mode discharges, the radiated power is 20–30% lower for a FA-antenna heated discharge than a discharge heated with the TA-antennas. Further we observe that the fraction of RF energy deposited upon the antenna is less than 0.4 % of the total injected RF energy in dipole phasing. The total deposited energy increases significantly when the FA antenna is operated in monopole phasing. The FA antenna also exhibits an unexpected load tolerance for ELMs and confinement transitions compared to the TA antennas. However, inconsistent with expectations, we observe RF induced plasma potentials to be nearly identical for FA and TA antennas when operated in dipole phasing. In monopole phasing, the FA antenna has the highest plasma potentials and poor heating efficiency despite calculations indicating low integrated E?. In mode conversion heating scenario, no core waves were detected in the plasma core indicating poor wave penetration. For monopole phasing, simulations suggest the antenna spectrum is peaked at very short wavelength and full wave simulations show the short wavelength has poor wave penetration to the plasma core.

  9. Structure based alignment and clustering of proteins (STRALCP)

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    Zemla, Adam T.; Zhou, Carol E.; Smith, Jason R.; Lam, Marisa W.

    2013-06-18

    Disclosed are computational methods of clustering a set of protein structures based on local and pair-wise global similarity values. Pair-wise local and global similarity values are generated based on pair-wise structural alignments for each protein in the set of protein structures. Initially, the protein structures are clustered based on pair-wise local similarity values. The protein structures are then clustered based on pair-wise global similarity values. For each given cluster both a representative structure and spans of conserved residues are identified. The representative protein structure is used to assign newly-solved protein structures to a group. The spans are used to characterize conservation and assign a "structural footprint" to the cluster.

  10. No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found

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    Hert, J; Pekarek, L; Pavlicek, A; 10.1007/s00359-011-0628-7

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a study of the body orientation of domestic cattle on free pastures in several European states, based on Google satellite photographs. In sum, 232 herds with 3412 individuals were evaluated. Two independent groups participated in our study and came to the same conclusion that, in contradiction to the recent findings of other researchers, no alignment of the animals and of their herds along geomagnetic field lines could be found. Several possible reasons for this discrepancy should be taken into account: poor quality of Google satellite photographs, difficulties in determining the body axis, selection of herds or animals within herds, lack of blinding in the evaluation, possible subconscious bias, and, most importantly, high sensitivity of the calculated main directions of the Rayleigh vectors to some kind of bias or to some overlooked or ignored confounder. This factor could easily have led to an unsubstantiated positive conclusion about the existence of magnetoreception.

  11. Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofiber Based Biosensor Platform for Glucose Sensor

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    Mamun, Khandaker Abdullah Al; Tulip, Fahmida S; Macarthur, Kimberly C; McFarlane, Nicole M; Islam, Syed K

    2014-01-01

    Vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) have recently become an important tool for biosensor design. Carbon nanofibers (CNF) have excellent conductive and structural properties with many irregularities and defect sites in addition to exposed carboxyl groups throughout their surfaces. These properties allow a better immobilization matrix compared to carbon nanotubes and offer better resolution when compared with the FET-based biosensors. VACNFs can be deterministically grown on silicon substrates allowing optimization of the structures for various biosensor applications. Two VACNF electrode architectures have been employed in this study and a comparison of their performances has been made in terms of sensitivity, sensing limitations, dynamic range, and response time. The usage of VACNF platform as a glucose sensor has been verified in this study by selecting an optimum architecture based on the VACNF forest density. Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0129156414500062

  12. Friction of partially embedded vertically aligned carbon nanofibers inside elastomers

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    Aksak, Burak; Sitti, Metin; Cassell, Alan; Li, Jun; Meyyappan, Meyya; Callen, Phillip [NanoRobotics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California 94035 (United States); NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 77058 (United States)

    2007-08-06

    Vertically aligned carbon nanofibers partially embedded inside polyurethane (eVACNFs) are proposed as a robust high friction fibrillar material with a compliant backing. Carbon nanofibers with 50-150 nm in diameter and 20-30 {mu}m in length are vertically grown on silicon and transferred completely inside an elastomer by vacuum molding. By using time controlled and selective oxygen plasma etching, fibers are partially released up to 5 {mu}m length. Macroscale friction experiments show that eVACNFs exhibit reproducible effective friction coefficients up to 1. Besides high friction, the proposed fabrication method improves fiber-substrate bond strength, and enables uniform height nanofibers with a compliant backing.

  13. The alignment of dark matter halos with the cosmic web

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    Santiago G. Patiri; Antonio J. Cuesta; Francisco Prada; Juan Betancort-Rijo; Anatoly Klypin

    2006-10-23

    We investigate the orientation of the axes and angular momentum of dark matter halos with respect to their neighboring voids using high resolution N-body cosmological simulations. We find that the minor axis of halos tends to be aligned along the line joining the halo with the center of the void, and that the major axis is perpendicular to this line. However, we find that the angular momentum of halos does not have any particular orientation. These results may provide information about the mechanisms whereby the large-scale structure of the Universe affects galaxy formation and cast light upon the issue of the orientation of galaxy disks with respect to their host halos.

  14. Production of aligned microfibers and nanofibers and derived functional monoliths

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    Hu, Michael Z. (Knoxville, TN); DePaoli, David W. (Knoxville, TN); Kuritz, Tanya (Kingston, TN); Omatete, Ogbemi (New Port Richey, FL)

    2007-08-14

    The present invention comprises a method for producing microfibers and nanofibers and further fabricating derived solid monolithic materials having aligned uniform micro- or nanofibrils. A method for producing fibers ranging in diameter from micrometer-sized to nanometer-sized comprises the steps of producing an electric field and preparing a solid precipitative reaction media wherein the media comprises at least one chemical reactive precursor and a solvent having low electrical conductivity and wherein a solid precipitation reaction process for nucleation and growth of a solid phase occurs within the media. Then, subjecting the media to the electric field to induce in-situ growth of microfibers or nanofibers during the reaction process within the media causing precipitative growth of solid phase particles wherein the reaction conditions and reaction kinetics control the size, morphology and composition of the fibers. The fibers can then be wet pressed while under electric field into a solid monolith slab, dried and consolidated.

  15. High performance transistors via aligned polyfluorene-sorted carbon nanotubes

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    Brady, Gerald J.; Joo, Yongho; Singha Roy, Susmit; Gopalan, Padma; Arnold, Michael S.

    2014-02-24

    We evaluate the performance of exceptionally electronic-type sorted, semiconducting, aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (s-SWCNTs) in field effect transistors (FETs). High on-conductance and high on/off conductance modulation are simultaneously achieved at channel lengths which are both shorter and longer than individual s-SWCNTs. The s-SWCNTs are isolated from heterogeneous mixtures using a polyfluorene-derivative as a selective agent and aligned on substrates via dose-controlled, floating evaporative self-assembly at densities of ?50 s-SWCNTs ?m{sup ?1}. At a channel length of 9??m the s-SWCNTs percolate to span the FET channel, and the on/off ratio and charge transport mobility are 2.2?×?10{sup 7} and 46?cm{sup 2}?V{sup ?1}?s{sup ?1}, respectively. At a channel length of 400?nm, a large fraction of the s-SWCNTs directly span the channel, and the on-conductance per width is 61??S??m{sup ?1} and the on/off ratio is 4?×?10{sup 5}. These results are considerably better than previous solution-processed FETs, which have suffered from poor on/off ratio due to spurious metallic nanotubes that bridge the channel. 4071 individual and small bundles of s-SWCNTs are tested in 400?nm channel length FETs, and all show semiconducting behavior, demonstrating the high fidelity of polyfluorenes as selective agents and the promise of assembling s-SWCNTs from solution to create high performance semiconductor electronic devices.

  16. Environmental Assessment for the Transfer of 1100 AREA, Southern Rail Connection and Rolling Stock, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

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    N /A

    1998-08-01

    This environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared to assess potential environmental impacts associated with the U.S. Department of Energy's proposed action: the transfer of the 1100 Area, southern rail connection and rolling stock to a non-federal entity. Impact information contained herein will be used by the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office Manager, to determine if the proposed action is a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. If the proposed action is determined to be major and significant, an environmental impact statement will be prepared. If the proposed action is determined not to be major and significant, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be issued and the action can proceed. Criteria used to evaluate significance can be found in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1508.27. This EA was prepared in compliance with the ''National Environmental Policy Act'' (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the U.S. Department of Energy Implementing Procedures for NEPA (10 CFR 1021). The following is a description of each section of the EA. (1) Purpose and Need for Action. This provides a brief statement concerning the problem or opportunity the U.S. Department of Energy is addressing with the proposed action. As necessary, background information is provided. (2) Description of the Proposed Action. A description with sufficient detail to identify potential environmental impacts is provided. (3) Alternatives to the Proposed Action. Reasonable alternative actions, which would address the Purpose and Need, are described. A no action alternative, as required by 10 CFR 1021, also is described. (4) Affected Environment. This provides a brief description of the locale in which the proposed action takes place, and which may be environmentally impacted. (5) Environmental Impacts. The range of environmental impacts, beneficial and adverse, are described for the proposed action. Impacts of alternatives briefly are discussed. (6) Permits and Regulatory Requirements. A brief description of permits and regulatory requirements for the proposed action is provided. (7) Organizations Consulted. Any outside agencies, groups, or individuals contacted as part of environmental assessment documentation preparation are listed. (8) References. Documents used to provide information or data are listed. The appendices contain additional information necessary to support an understanding of the proposed action, alternatives, and potential impacts is provided. Comments resulting from review of the environmental assessment by states and tribes or other stakeholders and the response to those comments will be included in the appendices.

  17. High harmonic generation spectra of aligned benzene in circular polarized laser field

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    Moiseyev, Nimrod

    High harmonic generation spectra of aligned benzene in circular polarized laser field Petra Zda-order harmonic generation in benzene, aligned in the polarization plane of circular polarized laser field-lived resonance state up to the intensity of about 90 TW cm 2 . The high-order harmonics emitted by the system

  18. Non-sequential Structure-based Alignments Reveal Topology-independent Core Packing Arrangements in Proteins

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    Bystroff, Chris

    correspondence should be addressed Keywords: topology independent structure alignment, protein classification with different topologies. In this study, segments from a library of local sequence-structure alignments were of structure classification, more general than topology but more specific than architecture as defined in CATH

  19. Uniform Directional Alignment of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Viscous Polymer Flow

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    Garmestani, Hamid

    Uniform Directional Alignment of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Viscous Polymer Flow Erin flow on the alignment of dispersed single-walled carbon nanotubes in polymer solutions. Two different-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed using an anionic surfactant and a weakly binding polymer. It was determined

  20. Water at the Surfaces of Aligned Phospholipid Multibilayer Model Membranes Probed with Ultrafast Vibrational

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    Fayer, Michael D.

    Water at the Surfaces of Aligned Phospholipid Multibilayer Model Membranes Probed with Ultrafast@stanford.edu Abstract: The dynamics of water at the surface of artificial membranes composed of aligned multibilayers pump-probe spectroscopy. The experiments are performed at various hydration levels, x ) 2 - 16 water

  1. Alignment-free genome comparison with feature frequency profiles (FFP) and optimal resolutions

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    Solka, Jeff

    Alignment-free genome comparison with feature frequency profiles (FFP) and optimal resolutions, 2008) For comparison of whole-genome (genic nongenic) sequences, multiple sequence alignment of a few-mer) frequency profiles (FFP) of whole genomes are used for comparison--a variation of a text or book comparison

  2. SOAP3: GPU-based Compressed Indexing and Ultra-fast Parallel Alignment of Short Reads

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    Lam, Tak-Wah

    Kong Zhiheng Li, Ruibang Luo, Bingqiang Wang, Chang Yu Beijing Genome Institute, Shenzhen, China-throughput software to align the enormous number of short reads (patterns) with reference genomes (such as the human genome). In the past few years, a number of very fast alignment software (e.g., Maq, SOAP2, ZOOM, Bowtie

  3. Mechanically-Induced Alignment of Mesophases Yue Zhao,* Philippe Roche, and Guoxiong Yuan

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    Zhao, Yue

    Mechanically-Induced Alignment of Mesophases Yue Zhao,* Philippe Roche, and Guoxiong Yuan De study on side-chain liquid crystalline polymers (SCLCPs) mechanically stretched in different mesophases the effect of a mechanical field. One important feature is that the alignment of different mesophases results

  4. Geophysical Prospecting 38,621-63 1,199O ALIGNMENT OF NEAR-SURFACE INCLUSIONS

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    Edinburgh, University of

    GEOMETRIES FOR GEOTHERMAL HOT-DRY-ROCK EXPERIMENTS' STUART CRAMPIN AB S T R A C T CRAMPIN, S. 1990. Alignment of near-surface inclusions and appropriate crack geometries for geothermal hot-dry-rock experiments that the EDA-cracks and hydraulic fractures are typically aligned vertically, striking parallel, or subparallel

  5. Formation of wood grain: self-organization through alignment of elongated cells II

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    van Gaans, Onno

    Formation of wood grain: self-organization through alignment of elongated cells II Roeland Merks-like textures of wood (see Figure 1). These textures, called wood grain, form as new, elongated cells that are deposited on top of the existing wood in the vascular cambium, and align with the existing wood grain

  6. P-124 / J. Osterman P-124: Properties of Azo-Dye Alignment Layer on Plastic Substrates

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    P-124 / J. Osterman P-124: Properties of Azo-Dye Alignment Layer on Plastic Substrates Jesper/SDA-2 on plastic substrates are investigated. Excellent alignment with high anchoring energy can manufactured with plastic substrates have the advantage of being thin, lightweight and more mechanically robust

  7. Alignment of filamentous proteins and associated molecules through confinement in microchannels

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    MacDonald, Noel C.

    Alignment of filamentous proteins and associated molecules through confinement in microchannels the structure and interaction of aligned filamentous proteins by confining them in surface-treated silicon investigated the cross-linking of filamentous actin (F-actin) with the bundling protein -actinin

  8. TOWARDS AUDIO TO SCORE ALIGNMENT IN THE SYMBOLIC DOMAIN Bernhard Niedermayer

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    Widmer, Gerhard

    the audio signal on the one hand, and either from a rendering or directly from the score on the other hand to others like Pitch Histograms or MFCC based features in the context of audio matching and alignmentTOWARDS AUDIO TO SCORE ALIGNMENT IN THE SYMBOLIC DOMAIN Bernhard Niedermayer Department

  9. A SURVEY OF FIELD-ALIGNED MACH NUMBER AND PLASMA BETA IN THE SOLAR WIND

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    De Sterck, Hans

    A SURVEY OF FIELD-ALIGNED MACH NUMBER AND PLASMA BETA IN THE SOLAR WIND JOHAN DE KEYSER and MICHEL Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Abstract. We have surveyed solar wind plasma beta and field-aligned Alfvénic Mach number using Ulysses and Wind data. We show the characteristic timescale and occurrence

  10. Growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanowalls for inverted polymer solar cells

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    Cao, Guozhong

    vertically aligned 1D metal oxide could improve the performance of the inverted polymer solar cellsGrowth of vertically aligned ZnO nanowalls for inverted polymer solar cells Zhiqiang Liang a May 2013 Keywords: Inverted polymer solar cells Zinc oxide Nanowalls Aqueous solution growth a b s t r

  11. A Systematic Bayesian Treatment of the IBM Alignment Models Department of Engineering

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    Edinburgh, University of

    A Systematic Bayesian Treatment of the IBM Alignment Models Yarin Gal Department of Engineering The dominant yet ageing IBM and HMM word alignment models underpin most popular Statistical Machine Translation Giza++, including significant improvements over IBM model 4. 1 Introduction The IBM and HMM word

  12. Part-of-speech Tagging for Middle English through Alignment and Projection of Parallel

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    Daume III, Hal

    on the alignment (G 1toN). Another is by generating a mapping table of word types from source to text. In this case Outline 1. Build a mapping table of words from target text to source text using a standard alignment model of training data. Red lines represent tagger and accuracy as mea- sured against converted PPMCE tags Data

  13. Significantly accelerated osteoblast cell growth on aligned TiO2 nanotubes

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    Daraio, Chiara

    Significantly accelerated osteoblast cell growth on aligned TiO2 nanotubes Seunghan Oh, Chiara: Vertically aligned yet laterally spaced nanoscale TiO2 nanotubes have been grown on Ti by anodization/propagation of the osteoblast is substantially improved by the topography of the TiO2 nanotubes with the filopodia of growing

  14. High surface area diamond-like carbon electrodes grown on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes

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    Bristol, University of

    High surface area diamond-like carbon electrodes grown on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes H packed forests of vertically aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes (VACNTs). The DLC:VACNT composite film and high corrosion resistance [13,14]. Other type of dopants, including nickel and boron, also result

  15. COMMUNICATIONS Deposition of aligned bamboo-like carbon nanotubes via microwave

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    of carbon nanotubes on nickel,11 but twist-like defects also exist along carbon nano- tubes. The abilityCOMMUNICATIONS Deposition of aligned bamboo-like carbon nanotubes via microwave plasma enhanced for publication 31 August 2000 Aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes have been grown on silicon substrates

  16. APS/123-QED Snapshot imaging of postpulse transient molecular alignment revivals

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    Boyer, Edmond

    at high resolution in CO2, as well as simul- taneous observation of several alignment revivals produced model describing the alignment experienced by each molecule standing within the interaction region. The second category rests upon the modification of the optical properties of the medium when bulk molecules

  17. Comparison of 12COl and 13C02+ alignment following photoionization of carbon dioxide

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    Comparison of 12COl and 13C02+ alignment following photoionization of carbon dioxide J. A. Guest, M-289 nm) and A2[[,,_X2[[g (A> 310 nm) transitions in 12CO/ and 13CO/ are measured following the photoionization ofCO2at energies ranging from 18.2 to 31 eV. The rotational alignments and channel ratios

  18. Continuum charged D* spin alignment at s?=10.5GeV

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    Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Darling, C.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Zhou, L.

    1998-07-29

    A measurement of the spin alignment of charged D* mesons produced in continuum e+e-?cc¯ events at s?=10.5GeV is presented. This study using 4.72fb(-1) of CLEO II data shows that there is little evidence of any D* spin alignment.

  19. Use of gravitational waves to measure alignment of spins in compact binaries

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    Salvatore Vitale; Ryan Lynch; Philip Graff; Riccardo Sturani

    2015-03-14

    Coalescences of compact objects, neutron star and black holes, in binary systems are very promising sources of gravitational waves for the ground based detectors Advanced LIGO and Virgo. Much about compact binaries is still uncertain, including how often they are formed in the Universe, and some key details about their formation channels. One of the key open questions about compact binary coalescences is whether or not common envelope evolution is highly efficient in aligning spins with the orbital angular momentum. In this paper we show how gravitational waves detected by Advanced LIGO and Virgo can be used to verify if spins are preferentially aligned with the orbital angular momentum in compact binaries made of two black holes or a neutron star and a black hole. We first assume that all sources have either nearly aligned or non-aligned spins and use Bayesian model selection to calculate a cumulative odds ratio to compare the aligned and non-aligned models. We see that the correct model is typically preferred after one year of observation, at the realistic detection rate. We also simulate a situation where only a fraction of detected events have nearly aligned spins, and show how the mixture parameter can be estimated. We find that there exists a bias toward higher degrees of alignment and that this bias is larger for black hole binaries.

  20. PROPERTY-DEPENDENT ANALYSIS OF ALIGNED PROTEINS FROM TWO OR MORE POPULATIONS

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    Wong, Limsoon

    of proteins. Analysis of variations in amino acids at the different alignment positions allows inferences solutions. There have also been several attempts to consider the measured biological properties of the aminoPROPERTY-DEPENDENT ANALYSIS OF ALIGNED PROTEINS FROM TWO OR MORE POPULATIONS STEINAR THORVALDSEN

  1. Spin alignment and differential accretion in merging black-hole binaries

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    Gerosa, Davide; Lodato, Giuseppe; Rosotti, Giovanni

    2015-01-01

    Interactions between a supermassive black-hole binary and the surrounding accretion disc can both assist the binary inspiral and align the black-hole spins to the disc angular momentum. While binary migration is due to angular-momentum transfer within the circumbinary disc, the spin-alignment process is driven by the mass accreting onto each black hole. Mass transfer between different disc components thus couples the inspiral and the alignment process together. Mass is expected to leak through the cavity cleared by the binary, and preferentially accretes onto the lighter (secondary) black-hole which orbits closer to the disc edge. Low accretion rate onto the heavier (primary) black hole slows the alignment process down. We revisit the problem and develop a semi-analytical model to describe the coupling between gas-driven inspiral and spin alignment, finding that binaries with mass ratio qprimaries ...

  2. Yes, your ideas and our technologies can contribute to economic, social and environmental progress. Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally

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    . Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark capacity automated metros in the world, and provides integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, ocean (wave), gas

  3. Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Laminated Woven Composites Reinforced with Aligned Nanoscale Fibers: Mechanisms at the Macro, Micro, and Nano Scales

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    Wicks, Sunny S.

    Several hybrid architectures with aligned nanoscale fibers have been shown to provide inter- and intra-laminar reinforcement of fiber reinforced polymer composites. In one architecture, aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) grown ...

  4. Alignment of protein sequences by their profiles MARC A. MARTI-RENOM, M.S. MADHUSUDHAN, AND ANDREJ SALI

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    Sali, Andrej

    Alignment of protein sequences by their profiles MARC A. MARTI-RENOM, M.S. MADHUSUDHAN, AND ANDREJ in the data- base. A multiple sequence alignment can also be trans- Reprint requests to: Marc A. Marti

  5. Rail transportation update

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2009-01-15

    Record western coal shipments and lucrative export traffic lead America's railroad to their fourth most profitable year in history. But with the coal boom going bust, higher rates, and a new administration and congress, what sort of transportation year can coal mines and shippers expect in 2009? The article gives the opinions of company executives and discusses findings of the recent so-called Christenson Report which investigated growing railroad market power. 1 ref., 1 fig.

  6. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    Recurring Reserves Stocks All reports Browse by Tag Alphabetical Frequency Tag Cloud Data For: 2001 Next Release Date: October 2003 U. S. Coal-Producing Districts...

  7. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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)DecadeYear Jan FebCubicFracking,MichiganThousand47,959.15 KeroseneCoal Glossary

  8. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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)DecadeYear Jan FebCubicFracking,MichiganThousand47,959.15 KeroseneCoal

  9. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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)Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2Feet)Thousand Cubic Feet)698 1.873 -Coal

  10. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices1Markets160Product:7a. Space Heatingreports Coal

  11. ALIGNMENT OF PROTOSTARS AND CIRCUMSTELLAR DISKS DURING THE EMBEDDED PHASE

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    Spalding, Christopher; Batygin, Konstantin [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Adams, Fred C., E-mail: cspaldin@caltech.edu, E-mail: kbatygin@gps.caltech.edu, E-mail: fca@umich.edu [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2014-12-20

    Star formation proceeds via the collapse of a molecular cloud core over multiple dynamical timescales. Turbulence within cores results in a spatially non-uniform angular momentum of the cloud, causing a stochastic variation in the orientation of the disk forming from the collapsing material. In the absence of star-disk angular momentum coupling, such disk-tilting would provide a natural mechanism for the production of primordial spin-orbit misalignments in the resulting planetary systems. However, owing to high accretion rates in the embedded phase of star formation, the inner edge of the circumstellar disk extends down to the stellar surface, resulting in efficient gravitational and accretional angular momentum transfer between the star and the disk. Here, we demonstrate that the resulting gravitational coupling is sufficient to suppress any significant star-disk misalignment, with accretion playing a secondary role. The joint tilting of the star-disk system leads to a stochastic wandering of star-aligned bipolar outflows. Such wandering widens the effective opening angle of stellar outflows, allowing for more efficient clearing of the remainder of the protostar's gaseous envelope. Accordingly, the processes described in this work provide an additional mechanism responsible for sculpting the stellar initial mass function.

  12. Word aligned bitmap compression method, data structure, and apparatus

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    Wu, Kesheng; Shoshani, Arie; Otoo, Ekow

    2004-12-14

    The Word-Aligned Hybrid (WAH) bitmap compression method and data structure is a relatively efficient method for searching and performing logical, counting, and pattern location operations upon large datasets. The technique is comprised of a data structure and methods that are optimized for computational efficiency by using the WAH compression method, which typically takes advantage of the target computing system's native word length. WAH is particularly apropos to infrequently varying databases, including those found in the on-line analytical processing (OLAP) industry, due to the increased computational efficiency of the WAH compressed bitmap index. Some commercial database products already include some version of a bitmap index, which could possibly be replaced by the WAH bitmap compression techniques for potentially increased operation speed, as well as increased efficiencies in constructing compressed bitmaps. Combined together, this technique may be particularly useful for real-time business intelligence. Additional WAH applications may include scientific modeling, such as climate and combustion simulations, to minimize search time for analysis and subsequent data visualization.

  13. Long Range Force Transmission in Fibrous Matrices Enabled by Tension-Driven Alignment of Fibers

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    Hailong Wang; Abhilash Nair; Christopher S. Chen; Rebecca G. Wells; Vivek B. Shenoy

    2014-09-23

    Cells can sense and respond to mechanical signals over relatively long distances across fibrous extracellular matrices. Here, we explore all of the key factors that influence long range force transmission in cell-populated collagen matrices: alignment of collagen fibers, responses to applied force, strain stiffening properties of the aligned fibers, aspect ratios of the cells, and the polarization of cellular contraction. A constitutive law accounting for mechanically-driven collagen fiber reorientation is proposed. We systematically investigate the range of collagen fiber alignment using both finite element simulations and analytical calculations. Our results show that tension-driven collagen fiber alignment plays a crucial role in force transmission. Small critical stretch for fiber alignment, large fiber stiffness and fiber strain hardening behavior enable long-range interaction. Furthermore, the range of collagen fiber alignment for elliptical cells with polarized contraction is much larger than that for spherical cells with diagonal contraction. A phase diagram showing the range of force transmission as a function of cell shape and polarization and matrix properties is presented. Our results are in good agreement with recent experiments, and highlight the factors that influence long-range force transmission, in particular tension-driven alignment of fibers. Our work has important relevance to biological processes including development, cancer metastasis and wound healing, suggesting conditions whereby cells communicate over long distances.

  14. Hohlraum Target Alignment from X-ray Detector Images using Starburst Design Patterns

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    Leach, R R; Conder, A; Edwards, O; Kroll, J; Kozioziemski, B; Mapoles, E; McGuigan, D; Wilhelmsen, K

    2010-12-14

    National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a high-energy laser facility comprised of 192 laser beams focused with enough power and precision on a hydrogen-filled spherical, cryogenic target to initiate a fusion reaction. The target container, or hohlraum, must be accurately aligned to an x-ray imaging system to allow careful monitoring of the frozen fuel layer in the target. To achieve alignment, x-ray images are acquired through starburst-shaped windows cut into opposite sides of the hohlraum. When the hohlraum is in alignment, the starburst pattern pairs match nearly exactly and allow a clear view of the ice layer formation on the edge of the target capsule. During the alignment process, x-ray image analysis is applied to determine the direction and magnitude of adjustment required. X-ray detector and source are moved in concert during the alignment process. The automated pointing alignment system described here is both accurate and efficient. In this paper, we describe the control and associated image processing that enables automation of the starburst pointing alignment.

  15. AIMFAST : an alignment tool based on fringe reflection methods applied to dish concentrators.

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    Yellowhair, Julius; Stone, Brad; Myer, Brian; Hunt, Kirby; Trapeznikov, Kirill; Andraka, Charles E.; Carlson, Jeffrey J.

    2010-08-01

    The proper alignment of facets on a dish engine concentrated solar power system is critical to the performance of the system. These systems are generally highly concentrating to produce high temperatures for maximum thermal efficiency so there is little tolerance for poor optical alignment. Improper alignment can lead to poor performance and shortened life through excessively high flux on the receiver surfaces, imbalanced power on multicylinder engines, and intercept losses at the aperture. Alignment approaches used in the past are time consuming field operations, typically taking 4-6 h per dish with 40-80 facets on the dish. Production systems of faceted dishes will need rapid, accurate alignment implemented in a fraction of an hour. In this paper, we present an extension to our Sandia Optical Fringe Analysis Slope Technique mirror characterization system that will automatically acquire data, implement an alignment strategy, and provide real-time mirror angle corrections to actuators or labor beneath the dish. The Alignment Implementation for Manufacturing using Fringe Analysis Slope Technique (AIMFAST) has been implemented and tested at the prototype level. In this paper we present the approach used in AIMFAST to rapidly characterize the dish system and provide near-real-time adjustment updates for each facet. The implemented approach can provide adjustment updates every 5 s, suitable for manual or automated adjustment of facets on a dish assembly line.

  16. AUTOMATIC ALIGNMENT OF STACKS OF FILAMENT DATA V.J. Dercksen, B. Weber, D. Gunther, M. Oberlaender

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    Prohaska, Steffen

    AUTOMATIC ALIGNMENT OF STACKS OF FILAMENT DATA V.J. Dercksen, B. Weber, D. G¨unther, M. Oberlaender a fast and robust method for the alignment of image stacks containing filamentous structures. Such stacks. For reconstruction, the filaments have to be traced and the sub-volumes aligned. Our algorithm takes traced filaments

  17. Untitled Mina Fanfiction 

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    2007-05-16

    at me for a long moment, her expression thoughtful and serious, and I struggled not to fidget under her gaze. Finally, she said, 'Do you know that little café on Chambers Street?' 'The one with all the green decorations and curtains?' I answered... spent the rest of the day debating whether or not meeting them at the café would be a good idea. Well, I mean, I knew it wasn't a particularly good idea, but I wasn't sure if it would rank somewhere around 'not so bad', or 'absolutely awful...

  18. Annual performance prediction for off-axis aligned Lugo heliostats at Solar Two

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    Jones, S.A.

    1996-02-01

    The DELSOL computer code was used to model the annual Performance for numerous off-axis alignments of the Lugo heliostats located at the Solar Two site in Dagget, California. Recommended canting times are presented for the Lugo heliostats based upon their location in the field. Predicted annual performance of an off-axis alignment was actually higher than for on-axis alignment in some cases, and approximately equal if the recommended times are used. The annual performances of Solar One heliostats located nearby were also calculated, and illustrated the poorer performance expected of the Lugo heliostats.

  19. Graphene electron cannon: High-current edge emission from aligned graphene sheets

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    Liu, Jianlong; Li, Nannan; Guo, Jing; Fang, Yong; Deng, Jiang [National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Vacuum Electronics, School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China); Zeng, Baoqing, E-mail: bqzeng@uestc.edu.cn [National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Vacuum Electronics, School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China); State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices Zhongshan Lab, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, Zhongshan 528402 (China); Wang, Wenzhong; Li, Jiangnan; Hao, Chenchun [School of Science, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081 (China)

    2014-01-13

    High-current field emitters are made by graphene paper consist of aligned graphene sheets. Field emission luminance pattern shows that their electron beams can be controlled by rolling the graphene paper from sheet to cylinder. These specific electron beams would be useful to vacuum devices and electron beam lithograph. To get high-current emission, the graphene paper is rolled to array and form graphene cannon. Due to aligned emission array, graphene cannon have high emission current. Besides high emission current, the graphene cannon is also tolerable with excellent emission stability. With good field emission properties, these aligned graphene emitters bring application insight.

  20. Epitaxial growth of aligned AlGalnN nanowires by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition

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    Han, Jung (Woodbridge, CT); Su, Jie (New Haven, CT)

    2008-08-05

    Highly ordered and aligned epitaxy of III-Nitride nanowires is demonstrated in this work. <1010> M-axis is identified as a preferential nanowire growth direction through a detailed study of GaN/AlN trunk/branch nanostructures by transmission electron microscopy. Crystallographic selectivity can be used to achieve spatial and orientational control of nanowire growth. Vertically aligned (Al)GaN nanowires are prepared on M-plane AlN substrates. Horizontally ordered nanowires, extending from the M-plane sidewalls of GaN hexagonal mesas or islands demonstrate new opportunities for self-aligned nanowire devices, interconnects, and networks.

  1. Homeotropic alignment and Förster resonance energy transfer: The way to a brighter luminescent solar concentrator

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    Tummeltshammer, Clemens; Taylor, Alaric; Kenyon, Anthony J.; Papakonstantinou, Ioannis, E-mail: i.papakonstantinou@ucl.ac.uk [Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom)

    2014-11-07

    We investigate homeotropically aligned fluorophores and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) for luminescent solar concentrators using Monte-Carlo ray tracing. The homeotropic alignment strongly improves the trapping efficiency, while FRET circumvents the low absorption at homeotropic alignment by separating the absorption and emission processes. We predict that this design doped with two organic dye molecules can yield a 82.9% optical efficiency improvement compared to a single, arbitrarily oriented dye molecule. We also show that quantum dots are prime candidates for absorption/donor fluorophores due to their wide absorption band. The potentially strong re-absorption and low quantum yield of quantum dots is not a hindrance for this design.

  2. Paris,Feb13 LOBAL economic

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    Subramaniam, Anandh

    High Speed Rail Corporation. According to the project imple- mentation calendar, the high- speed rail) for credit and Indian Rail- ways and DMRC for technical support,thechief ministersaid details on the compensa- tion package, alignment of the rail corridor, interest payment and modalities

  3. ALIGNMENT BETWEEN FLATTENED PROTOSTELLAR INFALL ENVELOPES AND AMBIENT MAGNETIC FIELDS

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    Chapman, Nicholas L.; Matthews, Tristan G.; Novak, Giles [Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Davidson, Jacqueline A. [School of Physics, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia); Goldsmith, Paul F. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 264-782, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Houde, Martin [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON (Canada); Kwon, Woojin; Looney, Leslie W. [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Li Zhiyun [Astronomy Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States); Matthews, Brenda [Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7 (Canada); Peng Ruisheng [Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, 111 Nowelo Street, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Vaillancourt, John E. [SOFIA Science Center, Universities Space Research Association, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 232-11, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001 (United States); Volgenau, Nikolaus H. [California Institute of Technology, Owens Valley Radio Observatory, Big Pine, CA 93513 (United States)

    2013-06-20

    We present 350 {mu}m polarization observations of four low-mass cores containing Class 0 protostars: L483, L1157, L1448-IRS2, and Serp-FIR1. This is the second paper in a larger survey aimed at testing magnetically regulated models for core-collapse. One key prediction of these models is that the mean magnetic field in a core should be aligned with the symmetry axis (minor axis) of the flattened young stellar object inner envelope (aka pseudodisk). Furthermore, the field should exhibit a pinched or hourglass-shaped morphology as gravity drags the field inward toward the central protostar. We combine our results for the four cores with results for three similar cores that were published in the first paper from our survey. An analysis of the 350 {mu}m polarization data for the seven cores yields evidence of a positive correlation between mean field direction and pseudodisk symmetry axis. Our rough estimate for the probability of obtaining by pure chance a correlation as strong as the one we found is about 5%. In addition, we combine together data for multiple cores to create a source-averaged magnetic field map having improved signal-to-noise ratio, and this map shows good agreement between mean field direction and pseudodisk axis (they are within 15 Degree-Sign ). We also see hints of a magnetic pinch in the source-averaged map. We conclude that core-scale magnetic fields appear to be strong enough to guide gas infall, as predicted by the magnetically regulated models. Finally, we find evidence of a positive correlation between core magnetic field direction and bipolar outflow axis.

  4. How successful firms go beyond aligning their IT strategy with business objectives

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    Goswami, Debangshu

    2010-01-01

    Information technology (IT) is vital to growth of all organizations. But getting value out of IT has been challenging. The companies, which fail to align their IT strategy with business objectives struggle with low or ...

  5. Mechanical alignment of particles for use in fabricating superconducting and permanent magnetic materials

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    Nellis, William J. (Berkeley, CA); Maple, M. Brian (Del Mar, CA)

    1992-01-01

    A method for mechanically aligning oriented superconducting or permanently magnetic materials for further processing into constructs. This pretreatment optimizes the final crystallographic orientation and, thus, properties in these constructs. Such materials as superconducting fibers, needles and platelets are utilized.

  6. Flexible casting of modular self-aligning microfluidic assembly blocks Sean M. Langelier,a

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    Walter, Nils G.

    Flexible casting of modular self-aligning microfluidic assembly blocks Sean M. Langelier,a Eric and extraction of MABs using flexible casting trays, (2) use of pre-coated substrates for simultaneous assembly

  7. Thermal Conduction in Aligned Carbon Nanotube–Polymer Nanocomposites with High Packing Density

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    Marconnet, Amy M.

    Nanostructured composites containing aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are very promising as interface materials for electronic systems and thermoelectric power generators. We report the first data for the thermal conductivity ...

  8. Alignments Of Black Holes With Their Warped Accretion Disks And Episodic Lifetimes Of Active Galactic Nuclei

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    Li, Yan-Rong; Cheng, Cheng; Qiu, Jie

    2015-01-01

    Warped accretion disks have attracted intensive attention because of their critical role on shaping the spin of supermassive massive black holes (SMBHs) through the Bardeen-Petterson effect, a general relativistic effect that leads to final alignments or anti-alignments between black holes and warped accretion disks. We study such alignment processes by explicitly taking into account the finite sizes of accretion disks and the episodic lifetimes of AGNs that delineate the duration of gas fueling onto accretion disks. We employ an approximate global model to simulate the evolution of accretion disks, allowing to determine the gravitomagnetic torque that drives the alignments in a quite simple way. We then track down the evolutionary paths for mass and spin of black holes both in a single activity episode and over a series of episodes. Given with randomly and isotropically oriented gas fueling over episodes, we calculate the spin evolution with different episodic lifetimes and find that it is quite sensitive to...

  9. Evaluating the LIHLA lexical aligner on Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Basque parallel texts

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    Forcada, Mikel L.

    64.66% en textos paralelos escritos en portugu´es brasile~no­espa~nol y espa~nol­euskera, respectivamente. Palabras clave: Alineamiento de palabras, portugu´es, espa~nol, euskera Abstract: Alignment

  10. Alignment of Dust with Magnetic Inclusions: Radiative Torques and Superparamagnetic Barnett and Nuclear Relaxation

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    A. Lazarian; T. Hoang

    2008-01-03

    We consider grains with superparamagnetic inclusions and report two new condensed matter effects that can enhance the internal relaxation of the energy of a wobbling grain, namely, superparamagnetic Barnett relaxation, as well as, an increase of frequencies for which nuclear relaxation becomes important. This findings extends the range of grain sizes for which grains are thermally trapped, i.e. rotate thermally, in spite of the presence of uncompensated pinwheel torques. In addition, we show that the alignment of dust grains by radiative torques gets modified for superparamagnetic grains, with grains obtaining perfect alignment with respect to magnetic fields as soon as the grain gaseous randomization time gets larger than that of paramagnetic relaxation. The same conclusion is valid for the mechanical alignment of helical grains. If observations confirm that the degrees of alignment are higher than radiative torques can produce alone, this may be a proof of the presence of superparamagentic inclusions.

  11. Generation of Terahertz Radiation by Optical Excitation of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

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    Natelson, Douglas

    Generation of Terahertz Radiation by Optical Excitation of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Lyubov V, Texas 77005, United States *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: We have generated coherent pulses by femtosecond optical pulses without externally applied bias. The generated terahertz radiation is polarized

  12. Alignment of the ATLAS Inner Detector in the LHC Run II

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    Barranco Navarro, Laura; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    ATLAS physics goals require excellent resolution, unbiased measurement of all charged particle kinematic parameters. These critically depend on the layout and performance of the tracking system and on the quality of its offline alignment. ATLAS is equipped with a tracking system built using different technologies, silicon planar sensors (pixel and micro-strip) and gaseous drift- tubes, all embedded in a 2T solenoidal magnetic field. For the Run II of the LHC, the system was upgraded with the installation of a new pixel layer, the Insertable B-layer (IBL). An outline of the track based alignment approach and its implementation within the ATLAS software will be presented. Special attention will be paid to integration of the IBL into the alignment framework, techniques allowing to identify and eliminate tracking systematics as well as strategies to deal with time-dependent alignment. Performance from the commissioning of Cosmic data and potentially early LHC Run II proton-proton collisions will be discussed.

  13. Submitted to Adv. Mater. Orientation of pentacene films using surface alignment layers and its

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    Headrick, Randall L.

    . The photoalignment polyimide (PI) Nissan RN1332 was also used, prepared and irradiated following manufacturer alignment polyimides Nissan SE150 and SE12710 were prepared following manufacturer specifications. PVA

  14. Improvement of the Track-based Alignment Procedure of the CMS Muon System 

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    Amin, Nick Jogesh

    2013-12-02

    and analyzed through a sophisticated cylindrical layering of subdetectors. Proper alignment of the outermost sub- detector on the endcaps of the cylinder, the Cathode Strip Chambers (CSC), is essential for an accurate reconstruction of momenta of various...

  15. From Spectrum Pooling to Space Pooling: Opportunistic Interference Alignment in MIMO Cognitive Networks

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    Perlaza, Samir M.

    We describe a noncooperative interference alignment (IA) technique which allows an opportunistic multiple input multiple output (MIMO) link (secondary) to harmlessly coexist with another MIMO link (primary) in the same ...

  16. How to align field guides and standards to the Standard Work...

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    P rogram Q uality W ork P lan Training a nd T echnical A ssistance Aligning E xis,ng F ield G uides --- S tep 1 : I den,fy T opics Air Sealing and Insulating Attic Access 56...

  17. Impact of carbon nanotube length on electron transport in aligned carbon nanotube networks

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    Lee, Jeonyoon

    Here, we quantify the electron transport properties of aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) networks as a function of the CNT length, where the electrical conductivities may be tuned by up to 10× with anisotropies exceeding 40%. ...

  18. Characterization of reactively sputtered c-axis aligned nanocrystalline InGaZnO{sub 4}

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    Lynch, David M.; Zhu, Bin; Ast, Dieter G.; Thompson, Michael O.; Levin, Barnaby D. A.; Muller, David A.; Greene, Raymond G.

    2014-12-29

    Crystallinity and texturing of RF sputtered c-axis aligned crystal InGaZnO{sub 4} (CAAC IGZO) thin films were quantified using X-ray diffraction techniques. Above 190?°C, nanocrystalline films with an X-ray peak at 2??=?30° (009 planes) developed with increasing c-axis normal texturing up to 310?°C. Under optimal conditions (310?°C, 10% O{sub 2}), films exhibited a c-axis texture full-width half-maximum of 20°. Cross-sectional high-resolution transmission electron microscopy confirmed these results, showing alignment variation of ±9° over a 15 × 15?nm field of view and indicating formation of much larger aligned domains than previously reported. At higher deposition temperatures, c-axis alignment was gradually lost as polycrystalline films developed.

  19. Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs—Summary Report

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    O'Neil, Lori Ross; Assante, Michael; Tobey, D. H.; Conway, T. J.; Vanderhorst, Jr, T. J.; Januszewski, III, J.; Leo, R.; Perman, K.

    2013-07-01

    This document is a summarization of the report, Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs, the final report for phase 2 of the SPSP (DOE workforce study) project.

  20. Alignment of micro-crystals of Mn12-acetate and direct observation of single molecules thereof 

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    Seo, Dongmin

    2009-05-15

    This dissertation focuses on three separate studies. First, magnetization of the Mn12- acetate was studied by low temperature hysteresis loops and DC magnetization data on magnetically aligned Mn12-acetate micro-crystals. Secondly, Mn12-acetate thin...

  1. Self-standing aligned fiber scaffold fabrication by two photon photopolymerization

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    Hidai, Hirofumi; Jeon, Hojeong; Hwang, David J.; Grigoropoulos, Costas P.

    2009-01-01

    008-9274-4 Self-standing aligned fiber scaffold fabricationa method for fabricating self-standing fiber scaf- folds bylargely due to lack of self-standing, position controllable

  2. A Simple Approach to Use Bilingual Information Sources for Word Alignment

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    Forcada, Mikel L.

    obtenidos por la herramienta GIZA++, ampliamente utilizada para el alineamiento de palabras, obteniendo unos to align words with our method are currently freely available in the Internet: MT systems, such as Apertium

  3. Evaluation And Application Of The Three A's Of Genomics: Assembly, Alignment, Annotation.

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    Earl, Dent A.

    2014-01-01

    genome assembly. BMC Genomics, 10:180. [Locke et al. , 2011]of the three A’s of Genomics: Assembly, Alignment,among vertebrates. BMC Genomics, 11:21. [Blakesley et al. ,

  4. A comparison of on-axis and off-axis heliostat alignment strategies

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    Jones, S.A.

    1996-03-01

    Heliostat installation and alignment costs will be an important element in future solar power tower projects. The predicted annual performances of on- and-off axis strategies are compared for 95 m{sup 2} flat-glass heliostats and an external, molten-salt receiver. Actual approaches to heliostat alignment that have been used in the past are briefly discussed, and relative strengths and limitations are noted. The optimal approach can vary with the application.

  5. Ultra-broadband polarisers based on metastable free-standing aligned carbon nanotube membranes

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    Cole, Matthew T.; Doherty, Matthew; Parmee, Richard; Dawson, Paul; Milne, William I.

    2014-07-24

    were nominally equivalent across the temperature range considered and were independently verified at room temperature using a Jandel four-probe 100 ?m contact stylus attached to a Keithley 2100. Alignment quantification: The degree of alignment... , is represented by; /2 4 /2 ( ) ( , )cosI k d ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ?? ? ? ?? (3) where I( ? ) is the measured intensity, ? is the angle between the MWCNT axis and the incident polarised excitation, k is the maximum intensity at ? =0 and the function...

  6. Spin-orbit alignment for 110 day period KOI368.01 from gravity darkening

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    Ahlers, John P.; Seubert, Shayne A.; Barnes, Jason W.

    2014-05-10

    We fit the Kepler photometric light curve of the KOI-368 system using an oblate, gravity-darkened stellar model in order to constrain its spin-orbit alignment. We find that the system is relatively well-aligned with a sky-projected spin-orbit alignment of ? = 10° ± 2°, a stellar obliquity of ? = 3° ± 7°, and a true spin-orbit alignment of ? = 11° ± 3°. Although our measurement differs significantly from zero, the low value for ? is consistent with spin-orbit alignment. We also measure various transit parameters of the KOI-368 system: R {sub KOI-368} = 2.28 ± 0.02 R {sub ?}, R{sub p} = 1.83 ± 0.02 R {sub jup}, and i = 89.°221 ± 0.°013. This work shows that our gravity-darkened model can constrain long-period, well-aligned planets and M-class stars orbiting fast-rotators, allowing for measurement of a new subcategory of transiting bodies.

  7. The impact of dipole straylight contamination on the alignment of low multipoles of CMB anisotropies

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    A. Gruppuso; C. Burigana; F. Finelli

    2007-01-10

    We estimate the impact of the Dipole Straylight Contamination (DSC) for the {\\it Planck} satellite on the alignments of vectors associated to the low multipoles of the pattern of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies. In particular we study how the probability distributions of eighteen estimators for the alignments change when DSC is taken into account. We find that possible residual DSC should leave a non-negligible impact on low multipole alignments for effective values of the fractional far sidelobe integrated response, $p$, larger than $\\sim {\\rm few} \\times 10^{-3}$. The effect is strongly dependent on the intrinsic sky amplitude and weakly dependent on the considered scanning strategy. We find a decrease of the alignment probability between the quadrupole and the dipole and an increase of the alignment probability between the hexadecapole and the dipole (larger is the intrinsic sky amplitude and lower is the contamination). The remaining estimators do not exhibit clear signatures, except, in some cases, considering the largest values of $p$ and the lowest sky amplitudes. Provided that the real sidelobes of the {\\it Planck} receivers in flight conditions will correspond to $p \\lsim {\\rm few} \\times 10^{-3}$, as realistically expected at least in the cosmological frequency channels, and will be known with accuracies better than $\\sim {\\rm few} \\times 10$% allowing for a suitable cleaning during data reduction, {\\it Planck} will be very weakly affected from DSC on the alignments of low multipoles.

  8. Design and performance of an automated video-based laser beam alignment system

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    Rundle, W.J. ); Kartz, M.W. ); Bliss, E.S.; English, R.E. Jr.; Peterson, R.L.; Thompson, G.R.; Uhlich, D.M. )

    1992-07-14

    This paper describes the design and performance of an automated, closed-loop, laser beam alignment system. Its function is to sense a beam alignment error in a laser beam transport system and automatically steer mirrors preceding the sensor location as required to maintain beam alignment. The laser beam is sampled by an optomechanical package which uses video cameras to sense pointing and centering errors. The camera outputs are fed to an image processing module, which includes video digitizers and uses image storage and software to sense the centroid of the image. Signals are sent through a VMEbus to an optical device controller'' (ODC), which drives stepper-motor actuators on mirror mounts preceding the beam-sampling location to return the beam alignment to the prescribed condition. Photodiodes are also used to extend the control bandwidth beyond that which is achievable with video cameras. This system has been operated at LLNL in the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) program to maintain the alignment of copper and dye laser beams, the latter to within [plus minus]2 [mu]r in pointing and less than 1 mm in centering. The optomechanical design of the instrumented package, which includes lens, mirror, and video mounts in a rigid housing, the automated control system architecture, and the performance of this equipment is described.

  9. Design and performance of an automated video-based laser beam alignment system

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    Rundle, W.J.; Kartz, M.W.; Bliss, E.S.; English, R.E. Jr.; Peterson, R.L.; Thompson, G.R.; Uhlich, D.M.

    1992-07-14

    This paper describes the design and performance of an automated, closed-loop, laser beam alignment system. Its function is to sense a beam alignment error in a laser beam transport system and automatically steer mirrors preceding the sensor location as required to maintain beam alignment. The laser beam is sampled by an optomechanical package which uses video cameras to sense pointing and centering errors. The camera outputs are fed to an image processing module, which includes video digitizers and uses image storage and software to sense the centroid of the image. Signals are sent through a VMEbus to an ``optical device controller`` (ODC), which drives stepper-motor actuators on mirror mounts preceding the beam-sampling location to return the beam alignment to the prescribed condition. Photodiodes are also used to extend the control bandwidth beyond that which is achievable with video cameras. This system has been operated at LLNL in the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) program to maintain the alignment of copper and dye laser beams, the latter to within {plus_minus}2 {mu}r in pointing and less than 1 mm in centering. The optomechanical design of the instrumented package, which includes lens, mirror, and video mounts in a rigid housing, the automated control system architecture, and the performance of this equipment is described.

  10. EIS-0250-S2 and EIS-0369: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada-Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor and Rail Alignment for the...

  11. Integrated crystal mounting and alignment system for high-throughput biological crystallography

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    Nordmeyer, Robert A.; Snell, Gyorgy P.; Cornell, Earl W.; Kolbe, William; Yegian, Derek; Earnest, Thomas N.; Jaklevic, Joseph M.; Cork, Carl W.; Santarsiero, Bernard D.; Stevens, Raymond C.

    2005-07-19

    A method and apparatus for the transportation, remote and unattended mounting, and visual alignment and monitoring of protein crystals for synchrotron generated x-ray diffraction analysis. The protein samples are maintained at liquid nitrogen temperatures at all times: during shipment, before mounting, mounting, alignment, data acquisition and following removal. The samples must additionally be stably aligned to within a few microns at a point in space. The ability to accurately perform these tasks remotely and automatically leads to a significant increase in sample throughput and reliability for high-volume protein characterization efforts. Since the protein samples are placed in a shipping-compatible layered stack of sample cassettes each holding many samples, a large number of samples can be shipped in a single cryogenic shipping container.

  12. Large Eddy Simulation studies of the effects of alignment and wind farm length

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    Stevens, Richard J A M; Meneveau, Charles

    2014-01-01

    Large eddy simulations of wind farms are performed to study the effects of wind turbine row alignment with respect to the incoming flow direction. Various wind farms with fixed stream-wise spacing (7.85 rotor diameters) and varying lateral displacements and span-wise turbine spacings are considered, for a fixed inflow direction. Simulations show that, contrary to common belief, a perfectly staggered (checker-board) configuration does not necessarily give the highest average power output. Instead, the highest mean wind farm power output is found to depend on several factors, the most important one being the alignment that leads to minimization of wake effects from turbines in several upstream rows. This alignment typically occurs at significantly smaller angles than those corresponding to perfect staggering. The observed trends have implications for wind farm designs, especially in sites with a well-defined prevailing wind direction.

  13. Hydrodynamic Interactions between Two Forced Objects of Arbitrary Shape: I Effect on Alignment

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    Tomer Goldfriend; Haim Diamant; Thomas A. Witten

    2015-02-01

    We study the properties and symmetries governing the hydrodynamic interaction between two identical, arbitrarily shaped objects, driven through a viscous fluid. We treat analytically the leading (dipolar) terms of the pair-mobility matrix, affecting the instantaneous relative linear and angular velocities of the two objects at large separation. We find that the ability to align asymmetric objects by an external time-dependent drive [Moths and Witten, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 028301 (2013)] is degraded by the hydrodynamic interaction. The effects of hydrodynamic interactions are explicitly demonstrated through numerically calculated time-dependent trajectories of model alignable objects composed of four stokeslets. In addition to the orientational effect, we find that the two objects generally repel each other, thus restoring full alignment at long times.

  14. Synthesis of Large Arrays of Well-Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Glass

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    Bush, P. Siegal, M.P.; Huang, Z.P.; Provencio, P.N.; Ren, Z.F.; Wang, J.H.; Xu, J.W.

    1998-11-10

    Free-standing aligned carbon nanotubes have previously been grown above 7000C on mesoporous silica embedded with iron nanoparticles. Here, carbon nanotubes aligned over areas up to several square centimeters were grown on nickel-coated glass below 666oC by plasma-enhanced hot filament chemical vapor deposition. Acetylene (C2H2) gas was used as the carbon source and ammonia (NH3) gas was used as a catalyst and dilution gas. Nanotubes with controllable diameters from 20 to 400 nanometers and lengths from 0.1 to 50 micrometers were obtained. Using this method, large panels of aligned carbon nanotubes can be made under conditions that are suitable for device fabrication.

  15. Competition in rotation-alignment between high-j neutrons and protons in transfermium nuclei

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    Al-Khudair, Falih [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center of Nuclear Theory, Lanzhou National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Department of Physics, College of Education, Basrah University, Basrah (Iraq); Long Guilu [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center of Nuclear Theory, Lanzhou National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Sun Yang [Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2009-03-15

    The study of rotation-alignment of quasiparticles probes sensitively the properties of high-j intruder orbits. The distribution of very-high-j orbits, which are consequences of the fundamental spin-orbit interaction, links with the important question of single-particle levels in superheavy nuclei. With the deformed single-particle states generated by the standard Nilsson potential, we perform Projected Shell Model calculations for transfermium nuclei where detailed spectroscopy experiments are currently possible. Specifically, we study the systematical behavior of rotation-alignment and associated band-crossing phenomenon in Cf, Fm, and No isotopes. Neutrons and protons from the high-j orbits are found to compete strongly in rotation-alignment, which gives rise to testable effects. Observation of these effects will provide direct information on the single-particle states in the heaviest nuclear mass region.

  16. Integrated crystal mounting and alignment system for high-throughput biological crystallography

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    Nordmeyer, Robert A. (San Leandro, CA); Snell, Gyorgy P. (Richmond, CA); Cornell, Earl W. (Antioch, CA); Kolbe, William F. (Moraga, CA); Yegian, Derek T. (Oakland, CA); Earnest, Thomas N. (Berkeley, CA); Jaklevich, Joseph M. (Lafayette, CA); Cork, Carl W. (Walnut Creek, CA); Santarsiero, Bernard D. (Chicago, IL); Stevens, Raymond C. (La Jolla, CA)

    2007-09-25

    A method and apparatus for the transportation, remote and unattended mounting, and visual alignment and monitoring of protein crystals for synchrotron generated x-ray diffraction analysis. The protein samples are maintained at liquid nitrogen temperatures at all times: during shipment, before mounting, mounting, alignment, data acquisition and following removal. The samples must additionally be stably aligned to within a few microns at a point in space. The ability to accurately perform these tasks remotely and automatically leads to a significant increase in sample throughput and reliability for high-volume protein characterization efforts. Since the protein samples are placed in a shipping-compatible layered stack of sample cassettes each holding many samples, a large number of samples can be shipped in a single cryogenic shipping container.

  17. Method and apparatus for aligning a solar concentrator using two lasers

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    Diver Jr., Richard Boyer

    2003-07-22

    A method and apparatus are provided for aligning the facets of a solar concentrator. A first laser directs a first laser beam onto a selected facet of the concentrator such that a target board positioned adjacent to the first laser at approximately one focal length behind the focal point of the concentrator is illuminated by the beam after reflection thereof off of the selected facet. A second laser, located adjacent to the vertex of the optical axis of the concentrator, is used to direct a second laser beam onto the target board at a target point thereon. By adjusting the selected facet to cause the first beam to illuminate the target point on the target board produced by the second beam, the selected facet can be brought into alignment with the target point. These steps are repeated for other selected facets of the concentrator, as necessary, to provide overall alignment of the concentrator.

  18. Final spin and radiated energy in numerical simulations of binary black holes with equal masses and equal, aligned or anti-aligned spins

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    Daniel A. Hemberger; Geoffrey Lovelace; Thomas J. Loredo; Lawrence E. Kidder; Mark A. Scheel; Béla Szilágyi; Nicholas W. Taylor; Saul A. Teukolsky

    2013-09-23

    The behavior of merging black holes (including the emitted gravitational waves and the properties of the remnant) can currently be computed only by numerical simulations. This paper introduces ten numerical relativity simulations of binary black holes with equal masses and equal spins aligned or anti-aligned with the orbital angular momentum. The initial spin magnitudes have $|\\chi_i| \\lesssim 0.95$ and are more concentrated in the aligned direction because of the greater astrophysical interest of this case. We combine this data with five previously reported simulations of the same configuration, but with different spin magnitudes, including the highest spin simulated to date, $\\chi_i \\approx 0.97$. This data set is sufficiently accurate to enable us to offer improved analytic fitting formulae for the final spin and for the energy radiated by gravitational waves as a function of initial spin. The improved fitting formulae can help to improve our understanding of the properties of binary black hole merger remnants and can be used to enhance future approximate waveforms for gravitational wave searches, such as Effective-One-Body waveforms.

  19. Alignment of the 2p State of 2-Mev Amu Helium-Like Sulfur 

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    Church, David A.; Kenefick, R. A.; Wang, D. W.; Watson, R. L.

    1982-01-01

    distribution measurements of certain target and beam E x-ray transitions have beem made previously by Ellsworth et al. ' using Si(Li) detectors. The angular distribution of radiation in the refer- ence frame of the emitters is expressed in terms... (Received 28 June 1982) The 2'P and 2'P levels of two-electron S xv have been aligned by collision at 2 MeV/amu with carbon atoms in a foil. The degree of alignment is obtained by analysis of the normal- ized angular distribution of It x-ray radiation...

  20. Previous R&D of vibrating wire alignment technique for HEPS

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    Lei Wu; Xiaolong Wang; Chunhua Li; Huamin Qu

    2014-11-18

    The alignment tolerance of multipoles on a girder is better than 30um in the storage ring of High Energy Photon Source HEPS which will be the next project at IHEP Institute of High Energy Physics. This is difficult to meet the precision only using the traditional optical survey method. In order to achieve this goal, vibrating wire alignment technique with high precision and sensitivity is considered to be used in this project. This paper presents some previous research works about theory, scheme design and achievements.

  1. Local-global alignment for finding 3D similarities in protein structures

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    Zemla, Adam T. (Brentwood, CA)

    2011-09-20

    A method of finding 3D similarities in protein structures of a first molecule and a second molecule. The method comprises providing preselected information regarding the first molecule and the second molecule. Comparing the first molecule and the second molecule using Longest Continuous Segments (LCS) analysis. Comparing the first molecule and the second molecule using Global Distance Test (GDT) analysis. Comparing the first molecule and the second molecule using Local Global Alignment Scoring function (LGA_S) analysis. Verifying constructed alignment and repeating the steps to find the regions of 3D similarities in protein structures.

  2. Multiple Whole Genome Alignments and Novel Biomedical Applicationsat the VISTA Portal

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    Brudno, Michael; Poliakov, Alexander; Minovitsky, Simon; Ratnere,Igor; Dubchak, Inna

    2007-02-01

    The VISTA portal for comparative genomics is designed togive biomedical scientists a unified set of tools to lead them from theraw DNA sequences through the alignment and annotation to thevisualization of the results. The VISTA portal also hosts alignments of anumber of genomes computed by our group, allowing users to study regionsof their interest without having to manually download the individualsequences. Here we describe various algorithmic and functionalimprovements implemented in the VISTA portal over the last two years. TheVISTA Portal is accessible at http://genome.lbl.gov/vista.

  3. Large-scale fabrication of vertically aligned ZnO nanowire arrays

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    Wang, Zhong Lin; Hu, Youfan; Zhang, Yan; Xu, Chen; Zhu, Guang

    2014-09-09

    A generator includes a substrate, a first electrode layer, a dense plurality of vertically-aligned piezoelectric elongated nanostructures, an insulating layer and a second electrode layer. The substrate has a top surface and the first electrode layer is disposed on the top surface of the substrate. The dense plurality of vertically-aligned piezoelectric elongated nanostructures extends from the first electrode layer. Each of the nanostructures has a top end. The insulating layer is disposed on the top ends of the nanostructures. The second electrode layer is disposed on the non-conductive layer and is spaced apart from the nanostructures.

  4. Array of aligned and dispersed carbon nanotubes and method of producing the array

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    Ivanov, Ilia N; Simpson, John T; Hendricks, Troy R

    2013-06-11

    An array of aligned and dispersed carbon nanotubes includes an elongate drawn body including a plurality of channels extending therethrough from a first end to a second end of the body, where the channels have a number density of at least about 100,000 channels/mm.sup.2 over a transverse cross-section of the body. A plurality of carbon nanotubes are disposed in each channel, and the carbon nanotubes are sufficiently dispersed and aligned along a length of the channels for the array to comprise an average resistivity per channel of about 9700 .OMEGA.m or less.

  5. Patterned Growth of Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowire Arrays on Inorganic Substrates at Low Temperature without Catalyst

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    technology. Patterned growth of aligned ZnO NWs has also been accomplished by PVD using nanospherePatterned Growth of Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowire Arrays on Inorganic Substrates at Low, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 Received September 2, 2008; E-mail: zhong

  6. Kinetics-controlled growth of aligned mesocrystalline SnO2 nanorod arrays for lithium-ion batteries with

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    Qi, Limin

    Kinetics-controlled growth of aligned mesocrystalline SnO2 nanorod arrays for lithium-ion batteries structures, lithium-ion batteries ABSTRACT A general method for facile kinetics-controlled growth of aligned material for lithium-ion batteries. 1 Introduction Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have been considered

  7. Ionization and high-order harmonic generation in aligned benzene by a short intense circularly polarized laser pulse

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    Moiseyev, Nimrod

    Ionization and high-order harmonic generation in aligned benzene by a short intense circularly and high-order harmonic generation by benzene aligned in the polarization plane of a short circularly pulses 4 . Recently, other types of HHG processes have been dis- covered in molecules. The planar benzene

  8. Rubbing-Induced Molecular Reorientation on an Alignment Surface of an Aromatic Polyimide Containing Cyanobiphenyl Side Chains

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    Zhuang, Xiaowei

    Rubbing-Induced Molecular Reorientation on an Alignment Surface of an Aromatic Polyimide Containing to study the molecular orientation and conformation changes at a rubbed polyimide alignment-layer surface. This aromatic polyimide containing pendent cyanobiphenyl mesogens was synthesized via a polycondensation of 2

  9. THEORY OF INCOMPRESSIBLE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE WITH SCALE-DEPENDENT ALIGNMENT AND CROSS-HELICITY

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    Podesta, J. J.; Bhattacharjee, A.

    2010-08-01

    A phenomenological anisotropic theory of MHD turbulence with nonvanishing cross-helicity is constructed based on Boldyrev's phenomenology and probabilities p and q for fluctuations {delta}v{sub perpendicular} and {delta}b{sub perpendicular} to be positively or negatively aligned. The positively aligned fluctuations occupy a fractional volume p and the negatively aligned fluctuations occupy a fractional volume q. Guided by observations suggesting that the normalized cross-helicity {sigma}{sub c} and the probabilities p and q are approximately scale invariant in the inertial range, a generalization of Boldyrev's theory is derived that depends on the three ratios w {sup +}/w {sup -}, {epsilon}{sup +}/{epsilon}{sup -}, and p/q. It is assumed that the cascade processes for positively and negatively aligned fluctuations are both in a state of critical balance and that the eddy geometries are scale invariant. The theory reduces to Boldyrev's original theory when {sigma} {sub c} = 0, {epsilon}{sup +} = {epsilon}{sup -}, and p = q and extends the theory of Perez and Boldyrev when {sigma}{sub c} {ne} 0. The theory is also an anisotropic generalization of the theory of Dobrowolny, Mangeney, and Veltri.

  10. Non-sequential Structure-based Alignments Reveal Topology-independent Core Packing Arrangements in Proteins

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    Bystroff, Chris

    correspondence should be addressed Keywords: topology independent structure alignment, protein classification structures with different topologies. In this study, segments from a library of local sequence of structure classification, more general than topology but more specific than architecture as defined in CATH

  11. Identification of electron field-aligned current systems in Saturn's magnetosphere

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    Gurnett, Donald A.

    corotation electric field which will drag the magnetospheric plasma in a circular motion at the planet which will give rise to a transverse electric field in the iono- sphere which is then transferred to the magnetosphere through field-aligned currents [Cowley and Bunce, 2003]. This will force the magnetospheric plasma

  12. A neutron imaging device for sample alignment in a pulsed neutron scattering instrument

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    Grazzi, F.; Scherillo, A.; Zoppi, M.

    2009-09-15

    A neutron-imaging device for alignment purposes has been tested on the INES beamline at ISIS, the pulsed neutron source of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (U.K.). Its use, in conjunction with a set of movable jaws, turns out extremely useful for scattering application to complex samples where a precise and well-defined determination of the scattering volume is needed.

  13. Model Repair --Aligning Process Models to Reality Dirk Fahland, Wil M.P. van der Aalst

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    van der Aalst, Wil

    discovery and (2) conformance checking. Process discovery techniques automatically construct a process model an existing process model does not conform to reality one could -- in principle -- use process discoveryModel Repair -- Aligning Process Models to Reality Dirk Fahland, Wil M.P. van der Aalst Eindhoven

  14. Gas-Surface Energy Exchange in Collisions of Helium Atoms with Aligned Single-Walled Carbon

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    1 Gas-Surface Energy Exchange in Collisions of Helium Atoms with Aligned Single-Walled Carbon #12;2 ABSTRACT Since gas flows in micro/nano devices are dominated by the interaction of gas molecules accommodation of gas molecules on surfaces. The scattering of gas molecules on quartz surfaces covered with VA

  15. Laser Field Alignment of Organic Molecules on Semiconductor Surfaces: Toward Ultrafast Molecular Switches

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    Seideman, Tamar

    tip allow operation at low intensities. The principles of nonadiabatic alignment lead to switch and molecular electronics to coherently manipulate electric current in the nanoscale is interesting not only by a molecular bond or by the molecule-surface bond. Rather, it is absorbed by the substrate, generating hot

  16. Water Alignment, Dipolar Interactions, and Multiple Proton Occupancy during Water-Wire Proton Transport

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    Levine, Alex J.

    Water Alignment, Dipolar Interactions, and Multiple Proton Occupancy during Water-Wire Proton Angeles, California ABSTRACT A discrete multistate kinetic model for water-wire proton transport is constructed and analyzed using Monte Carlo simulations. In the model, each water molecule can be in one

  17. Alignments Of Black Holes With Their Warped Accretion Disks And Episodic Lifetimes Of Active Galactic Nuclei

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    Yan-Rong Li; Jian-Min Wang; Cheng Cheng; Jie Qiu

    2015-03-02

    Warped accretion disks have attracted intensive attention because of their critical role on shaping the spin of supermassive massive black holes (SMBHs) through the Bardeen-Petterson effect, a general relativistic effect that leads to final alignments or anti-alignments between black holes and warped accretion disks. We study such alignment processes by explicitly taking into account the finite sizes of accretion disks and the episodic lifetimes of AGNs that delineate the duration of gas fueling onto accretion disks. We employ an approximate global model to simulate the evolution of accretion disks, allowing to determine the gravitomagnetic torque that drives the alignments in a quite simple way. We then track down the evolutionary paths for mass and spin of black holes both in a single activity episode and over a series of episodes. Given with randomly and isotropically oriented gas fueling over episodes, we calculate the spin evolution with different episodic lifetimes and find that it is quite sensitive to the lifetimes. We therefore propose that spin distribution of SMBHs can place constraints on the episodic lifetimes of AGNs and vice versa. Applications of our results on the observed spin distributions of SMBHs and the observed episodic lifetimes of AGNs are discussed, although both the measurements at present are yet ambiguous to draw a firm conclusion. Our prescription can be easily incorporated into semi-analytic models for black hole growth and spin evolution.

  18. Visual geo-localization of non-photographic depictions via 2D-3D alignment

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    and Josef Sivic Fig. 1 Our system automatically geo-localizes paintings, drawings, and historical, paintings and historical pho- tographs. This is achieved by aligning the input depiction with a 3D model of several scenes are represented by a set of discrim- inative visual elements that are automatically learnt

  19. Improved efficiency of smooth and aligned single walled carbon nanotube/silicon hybrid solar cells

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    Reed, Mark

    and versatility of CNTs in energy storage and conversion devices. In fact, CNT has already been used to contactImproved efficiency of smooth and aligned single walled carbon nanotube/silicon hybrid solar cells on silicon (Si) together with post treatments result in SWNT/Si hybrid solar cells with unprecedented high

  20. Strongly aligned gas-phase molecules at Free-Electron Lasers

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    Kierspel, Thomas; Mullins, Terry; Robinson, Joseph; Aquila, Andy; Barty, Anton; Bean, Richard; Boll, Rebecca; Boutet, Sébastien; Bucksbaum, Philip; Chapman, Henry N; Christensen, Lauge; Fry, Alan; Hunter, Mark; Koglin, Jason E; Liang, Mengning; Mariani, Valerio; Morgan, Andrew; Natan, Adi; Petrovic, Vladimir; Rolles, Daniel; Rudenko, Artem; Schnorr, Kirsten; Stapelfeldt, Henrik; Stern, Stephan; Thøgersen, Jan; Yoon, Chun Hong; Wang, Fenglin; Trippel, Sebastian; Küpper, Jochen

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate a novel experimental implementation to strongly align molecules at full repetition rates of free-electron lasers. We utilized the available in-house laser system at the coherent x-ray imaging beamline at the Linac Coherent Light Source. Chirped laser pulses, i. e., the direct output from the regenerative amplifier of the Ti:Sa chirped pulse amplification laser system, were used to strongly align 2,5-diiodothiophene molecules in a molecular beam. The alignment laser pulses had pulse energies of a few mJ and a pulse duration of 94 ps. A degree of alignment of $\\left$ = 0.85 was measured, limited by the intrinsic temperature of the molecular beam rather than by the available laser system. With the general availability of synchronized chirped-pulse-amplified near-infrared laser systems at short-wavelength laser facilities, our approach allows for the universal preparation of molecules tightly fixed in space for experiments with x-ray pulses.

  1. Non-degenerate magnetic alignment of self-assembled mesophases Pawel W. Majewski* Chinedum O. Osuji

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    Haller, Gary L.

    and photonic crystals2­4 to high-density storage media5,6 and templates for materials synthesis.7­9 In many) offer promise as a flexible tool for nanostructure alignment in these systems. They circumvent be conveniently applied over macroscopic length scales (> 10 cm) and to geometries or devices that are ill

  2. Jointly Aligning and Segmenting Multiple Web Photo Streams for the Inference of Collective Photo Storylines

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    Xing, Eric P.

    Jointly Aligning and Segmenting Multiple Web Photo Streams for the Inference of Collective Photo,epxing}@cs.cmu.edu Abstract With an explosion of popularity of online photo sharing, we can trivially collect a huge number of photo streams for any interesting topics such as scuba diving as an outdoor recreational activity class

  3. INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT USING REWEIGHTED NUCLEAR NORM MINIMIZATION Gokul Sridharan and Wei Yu

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    Yu, Wei

    INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT USING REWEIGHTED NUCLEAR NORM MINIMIZATION Gokul Sridharan and Wei Yu Edward by the nuclear norm. We further propose the use of an iterative reweighted nuclear norm approach and show, nuclear norm minimization, reweighting. 1. INTRODUCTION Since the landmark development of interference

  4. A Central Positron Source to Perform the Timing Alignment of Detectors in a PET

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    Thompson, Chris

    . The time delay before the gamma ray is detected by the scanner's conventional gamma ray detectors An essential calibration procedure for a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner is the compensation a precise time reference. Aligning the detectors in a PET scanner so that they can detect coincident gamma

  5. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOL. 10, NO. 3, MAY 2011 439 Intrinsic Performance Variability in Aligned

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    Rogers, John A.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOL. 10, NO. 3, MAY 2011 439 Intrinsic Performance Variability in Aligned Array CNFETs Shuaib Salamat, Student Member, IEEE, Xinning Ho, John A. Rogers, Fellow, IEEE, and Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--The I­V characteristic of carbon nanotube (CNT) transistors

  6. Pairwise Sequence Alignment for Very Long Sequences on GPUs Junjie Li Sanjay Ranka Sartaj Sahni

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    Sahni, Sartaj K.

    , each of these alignments can be computed independently on different SMs and can generate high] cannot handle strings whose length is more than 70000 on NVIDIA Tesla C2050. The work of Khajej rate of up to 0.7 GCUPS (billion cell updates per second) using a single NVIDIA Tesla C2050

  7. Pairwise Local Alignment of Protein Interaction Networks Guided by Models of Evolution

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    Batzoglou, Serafim

    Pairwise Local Alignment of Protein Interaction Networks Guided by Models of Evolution Mehmet Koyut framework on duplication/divergence models that focus on understanding the evolution of PPI networks be easily adapted to finding matches for a subnet query in a database of PPI networks. 1 Introduction

  8. An Alignment based technique for Text Translation between Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese

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    An Alignment based technique for Text Translation between Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese Sue J. Ker Department of Computer and Information Science Soochow University Taipei, Taiwan, R of translation approaches can be used. We especially focuses on Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text

  9. Optical anisotropy and liquid-crystal alignment properties of rubbed polyimide layers

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    Exeter, University of

    Optical anisotropy and liquid-crystal alignment properties of rubbed polyimide layers FUZI YANG polyimide layers and the rubbing process is investigated using the recently developed polarization-conversion guided mode technique. Results indicate that the effective optical anisotropy of the polyimide layers may

  10. Axis-Aligned Filtering for Interactive Physically-Based Diffuse Indirect Lighting Soham Uday Mehta1

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    O'Brien, James F.

    -bounce indirect lighting, Our Method average 63 samples per pixel (spp) (b) Adaptive Sampling, based on a novel frequency analysis of indirect lighting. Our method combines adaptive sampling by MonteAxis-Aligned Filtering for Interactive Physically-Based Diffuse Indirect Lighting Soham Uday Mehta1

  11. A Far-Infrared Observational Test of the Directional Dependence in Radiative Grain Alignment

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    Vaillancourt, John E

    2015-01-01

    The alignment of interstellar dust grains with magnetic fields provides a key method for measuring the strength and morphology of the fields. In turn, this provides a means to study the role of magnetic fields from diffuse gas to dense star-forming regions. The physical mechanism for aligning the grains has been a long-term subject of study and debate. The theory of radiative torques, in which an anisotropic radiation field imparts sufficient torques to align the grains while simultaneously spinning them to high rotational velocities, has passed a number of observational tests. Here we use archival polarization data in dense regions of the Orion molecular cloud (OMC-1) at 100, 350, and $850\\,\\mu$m to test the prediction that the alignment efficiency is dependent upon the relative orientations of the magnetic field and radiation anisotropy. We find that the expected polarization signal, with a 180-degree period, exists at all wavelengths out to radii of 1.5 arcminutes centered on the BNKL object in OMC-1. The ...

  12. Depletion-induced surface alignment of asymmetric diblock copolymer in selective solvents

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    Depletion-induced surface alignment of asymmetric diblock copolymer in selective solvents Rong Wang online 31 July 2008 Phase separation of asymmetric diblock copolymer near surfaces in selective solvents. The walls strongly affect the phase separation of block copolymer in selective solvent, and the depletion

  13. van der Waals Epitaxy of InAs Nanowires Vertically Aligned on Single-Layer Graphene

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    ABSTRACT: Semiconductor nanowire arrays integrated vertically on graphene films offer significant-organic vapor-phase epitaxy Hybrid junctions composed of semiconductor nanostruc- tures and graphene havevan der Waals Epitaxy of InAs Nanowires Vertically Aligned on Single-Layer Graphene Young Joon Hong

  14. Alignments of the galaxies in and around the Virgo cluster with the local velocity shear

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    Lee, Jounghun; Rey, Soo Chang; Kim, Suk

    2014-08-10

    Observational evidence is presented for the alignment between the cosmic sheet and the principal axis of the velocity shear field at the position of the Virgo cluster. The galaxies in and around the Virgo cluster from the Extended Virgo Cluster Catalog that was recently constructed by Kim et al. are used to determine the direction of the local sheet. The peculiar velocity field reconstructed from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 is analyzed to estimate the local velocity shear tensor at the Virgo center. Showing first that the minor principal axis of the local velocity shear tensor is almost parallel to the direction of the line of sight, we detect a clear signal of alignment between the positions of the Virgo satellites and the intermediate principal axis of the local velocity shear projected onto the plane of the sky. Furthermore, the dwarf satellites are found to appear more strongly aligned than their normal counterparts, which is interpreted as an indication of the following. (1) The normal satellites and the dwarf satellites fall in the Virgo cluster preferentially along the local filament and the local sheet, respectively. (2) The local filament is aligned with the minor principal axis of the local velocity shear while the local sheet is parallel to the plane spanned by the minor and intermediate principal axes. Our result is consistent with the recent numerical claim that the velocity shear is a good tracer of the cosmic web.

  15. Impact of the solar wind dynamic pressure on the Region 2 field-aligned currents

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    Higuchi, Tomoyuki

    Impact of the solar wind dynamic pressure on the Region 2 field-aligned currents S. Nakano,1,2 G and the solar wind dynamic pressure is investigated using magnetic field data from Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13 (DMSP-F13). The generation of the Region 2 currents is associated with the direction

  16. Engineering hybrid polymer-protein super-aligned nanofibers via rotary jet spinningq

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    Parker, Kevin Kit

    . Additionally, many biomaterials are not amenable for fabrication via high- voltage electrospinning methods, and the polymer poly--caprolactone via RJS and electrospinning. RJS-spun fibers retain greater protein content electrospinning. We measured increased fiber diameter and viscosity, and decreasing fiber alignment as protein

  17. Growth and characterization of aligned carbon nanotubes from patterned nickel nanodots and uniform thin films

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    Reed, Mark

    Growth and characterization of aligned carbon nanotubes from patterned nickel nanodots and uniform nanotubes grown on patterned nickel nanodots and uniform thin films by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor on patterned nickel nanodots and uniform thin films is different. During growth of carbon nanotubes, a nickel

  18. Ethylene ame synthesis of well-aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes

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    Chen, Zhi

    Ethylene ¯ame synthesis of well-aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes Liming Yuan a , Kozo Saito a±air premixed ¯ame had iron, chromium and nickel oxide deposits on the grid surface. With this grid, entangled and curved shape multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were harvested from an ethylene±air diusion ¯ame

  19. Biomaterials 28 (2007) 11051114 Flow and magnetic field induced collagen alignment

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    Kaufman, Laura

    2007-01-01

    Biomaterials 28 (2007) 1105­1114 Flow and magnetic field induced collagen alignment Cheng Guo the fibers ARTICLE IN PRESS www.elsevier.com/locate/biomaterials 0142-9612/$ - see front matter r 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.10.010 ÃCorresponding author. Tel.: +1

  20. Australian Solar Council Solar 2012 conference, Melbourne. Estimation of Uncertainty in Automated Heliostat Alignment

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    through precise alignment to the sun. Traditionally, solar tracking was facilitated by mounting live sun. These reflective mirrors point toward the bisector between the sun and a fixed target. Minimisation of tracking sensors on steering controllers equipped individually for each device. A slight misalignment to the sun

  1. Alignment tolerance of accelerating structures and corrections for future linear colliders

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    Kubo, K.; Adolphsen, C.; Bane, K.L.F.; Raubenheimer, T.O.; Thompson, K.A.

    1995-06-01

    The alignment tolerance of accelerating structures is estimated by tracking simulations. Both single-bunch and multi-bunch effects are taken into account. Correction schemes for controlling the single and multi-bunch emittance growth in the case of large misalignment are also tested by simulations.

  2. Toward Application of an Active Fence for Object Detection, Manipulation and Alignment on Conveyer Belt

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    Belt Andon Salvarinov Shahram Payandeh Experimental Robotics Laboratory (ERL), School of Engineering This paper presents a novel approach for orienting an object on conveyer belt utilizing an Active Fence for each incoming randomly oriented object . Object alignment on conveyor belt by passive fences [2] is one

  3. Toward Application of an Active Fence for Object Detection, Manipulation and Alignment on Conveyer Belt

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    Belt Andon Salvarinov Shahram Payandeh Experimental Robotics Laboratory ERL, School of Engineering This paper presents a novel approach for orienting an object on conveyer belt utilizing an Active Fence for each incoming randomly oriented object . Object alignment on conveyor belt by passive fences 2 is one

  4. Spoken Keyword Spotting via Multi-Lattice Alignment Hui Lin, Alex Stupakov and Jeff Bilmes

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    Noble, William Stafford

    , or impossible for the user to enter a search query using a standard keyboard. For example, speech queries and a second phone lattice repre- senting a long utterance needing to be searched. We implement this joint representation. Index Terms: speech lattice, keyword spotting, graphical mod- els, lattice alignment 1

  5. Deriving Transfer Rules from DominancePreserving Alignments Adam Meyers, Roman Yangarber, Ralph Grishman,

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    Deriving Transfer Rules from Dominance­Preserving Alignments Adam Meyers, Roman Yangarber, Ralph 10003, USA y Universidad Aut'onoma de Madrid Cantoblanco, 28049­Madrid, SPAIN meyers/roman a target language parse tree from their set of right­hand sides, which is a transla­ tion of the source

  6. Deriving Transfer Rules from Dominance-Preserving Alignments Adam Meyers, Roman Yangarber, Ralph Grishman,

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    Deriving Transfer Rules from Dominance-Preserving Alignments Adam Meyers, Roman Yangarber, Ralph 10003, USA tUniversidad Aut6noma de Madrid Cantoblanco, 28049-Madrid, SPAIN meyers/roman is used to generate a target language parse tree from their set of right-hand sides, which is a transla

  7. Wafer-Level Patterned and Aligned Polymer Nanowire/ Micro-and Nanotube Arrays on any Substrate

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    with silicon technology. Fabrication of PNW arrays of functional polymers has important applications rangingWafer-Level Patterned and Aligned Polymer Nanowire/ Micro- and Nanotube Arrays on any Substrate, and energy science.[1­7] A key requirement for these applications is the cost-effective growth of high

  8. Imagine energy and environment in alignment. Now that's a powerful future.

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    Reif, John H.

    Imagine energy and environment in alignment. Now that's a powerful future. America's current energy country needs to transition to a new energy system. A transition of this magnitude typically takes decades, but we cannot afford to wait. To meet our nation's growing energy needs and the needs of our environment

  9. Electrochemical Nanoscale Templating: Laterally Self-Aligned Growth of Organic-Metal Nanostructures

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    Borguet, Eric

    attractive for a wide range of applications such as the fabrication of nanoscale devices, energy storage of nanostructures into 2D or 3D arrays is necessary for the further hierarchical development of devices. TemplatingElectrochemical Nanoscale Templating: Laterally Self-Aligned Growth of Organic-Metal Nanostructures

  10. Texture evolution of vertically aligned biaxial tungsten nanorods using RHEED surface pole figure technique

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    Wang, Gwo-Ching

    Texture evolution of vertically aligned biaxial tungsten nanorods using RHEED surface pole figure biaxial tungsten nanorods using RHEED surface pole figure technique R Krishnan1 , Y Liu2 , C Gaire2 , L (RHEED) pole figure technique. The initial polycrystalline film begins to show the inception of biaxial

  11. Scaling of Polymers in Aligned Rods J. M. Deutsch and M. Warkentin

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    Deutsch, Josh

    Scaling of Polymers in Aligned Rods J. M. Deutsch and M. Warkentin Department of Physics December 2005) We study the behavior of self-avoiding polymers in a background of infinitely long that in both cases the polymer chains are highly elongated, with vertical and horizontal size exponents

  12. Support Vector Training of Protein Alignment Chun-Nam John Yu1

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    Elber, Ron

    costs for substituting one amino acid with another and for inserting a gap. The choice of these costs assumptions they make, for example, in assuming that the amino acid sequence and the secondary structure each aligned position is described not only by its amino acid identity, but by a potentially high

  13. THE DETECTION OF THE LARGE-SCALE ALIGNMENT OF MASSIVE GALAXIES AT z {approx} 0.6

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    Li Cheng [Partner Group of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory and Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nandan Road 80, Shanghai 200030 (China); Jing, Y. P. [Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Faltenbacher, A. [School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, P.O. Box Wits, Johannesburg 2050 (South Africa); Wang Jie, E-mail: leech@shao.ac.cn [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China)

    2013-06-10

    We report on the detection of the alignment between galaxies and large-scale structure at z {approx} 0.6 based on the CMASS galaxy sample from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopy Survey Data Release 9. We use two statistics to quantify the alignment signal: (1) the alignment two-point correlation function that probes the dependence of galaxy clustering at a given separation in redshift space on the projected angle ({theta}{sub p}) between the orientation of galaxies and the line connecting to other galaxies, and (2) the cos (2{theta})-statistic that estimates the average of cos (2{theta}{sub p}) for all correlated pairs at a given separation s. We find a significant alignment signal out to about 70 h {sup -1} Mpc in both statistics. Applications of the same statistics to dark matter halos of mass above 10{sup 12} h {sup -1} M{sub Sun} in a large cosmological simulation show scale-dependent alignment signals similar to the observation, but with higher amplitudes at all scales probed. We show that this discrepancy may be partially explained by a misalignment angle between central galaxies and their host halos, though detailed modeling is needed in order to better understand the link between the orientations of galaxies and host halos. In addition, we find systematic trends of the alignment statistics with the stellar mass of the CMASS galaxies, in the sense that more massive galaxies are more strongly aligned with the large-scale structure.

  14. Novel Photo-Aligned Twisted Nematic Liquid Crystal Cell D.D. Huang, V.M. Kozenkov, V.G. Chigrinov, H.S. Kwok

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    Novel Photo-Aligned Twisted Nematic Liquid Crystal Cell D.D. Huang, V.M. Kozenkov, V.G. Chigrinov Novel photo-aligned twisted nematic liquid crystal (LC) cell based on one- step illumination azo-dye layer in comparison with the upper one. Thus the photo-alignment of azo-dye layer

  15. The Residual Setup Errors of Different IGRT Alignment Procedures for Head and Neck IMRT and the Resulting Dosimetric Impact

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    Graff, Pierre [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States) [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States); Radiation-Oncology, Alexis Vautrin Cancer Center, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy (France); Doctoral School BioSE (EA4360), Nancy (France); Kirby, Neil [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States)] [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States); Weinberg, Vivian [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States) [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States); Department of Biostatistics, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States); Chen, Josephine; Yom, Sue S. [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States)] [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States); Lambert, Louise [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States) [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States); Radiation-Oncology, Montreal University Centre, Montreal (Canada); Pouliot, Jean, E-mail: jpouliot@radonc.ucsf.edu [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States)] [Department of Radiation-Oncology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California (United States)

    2013-05-01

    Purpose: To assess residual setup errors during head and neck radiation therapy and the resulting consequences for the delivered dose for various patient alignment procedures. Methods and Materials: Megavoltage cone beam computed tomography (MVCBCT) scans from 11 head and neck patients who underwent intensity modulated radiation therapy were used to assess setup errors. Each MVCBCT scan was registered to its reference planning kVCT, with seven different alignment procedures: automatic alignment and manual registration to 6 separate bony landmarks (sphenoid, left/right maxillary sinuses, mandible, cervical 1 [C1]-C2, and C7-thoracic 1 [T1] vertebrae). Shifts in the different alignments were compared with each other to determine whether there were any statistically significant differences. Then, the dose distribution was recalculated on 3 MVCBCT images per patient for every alignment procedure. The resulting dose-volume histograms for targets and organs at risk (OARs) were compared to those from the planning kVCTs. Results: The registration procedures produced statistically significant global differences in patient alignment and actual dose distribution, calling for a need for standardization of patient positioning. Vertically, the automatic, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses alignments mainly generated posterior shifts and resulted in mean increases in maximal dose to OARs of >3% of the planned dose. The suggested choice of C1-C2 as a reference landmark appears valid, combining both OAR sparing and target coverage. Assuming this choice, relevant margins to apply around volumes of interest at the time of planning to take into account for the relative mobility of other regions are discussed. Conclusions: Use of different alignment procedures for treating head and neck patients produced variations in patient setup and dose distribution. With concern for standardizing practice, C1-C2 reference alignment with relevant margins around planning volumes seems to be a valid option.

  16. EIS-0250-S2 and EIS-0369: Amended Notice of Intent To Expand...

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    Alignment, Construction, and Operation of a Rail Line to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada The Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is providing...

  17. EIS-0250-S2 and EIS-0369: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings

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    Nevada Rail Alignment for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada

  18. Alignment-dependent fluorescence emission induced by tunnel ionization of carbon dioxide from lower-lying orbitals

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    Yao, Jinping; Jia, Xinyan; Hao, Xiaolei; Zeng, Bin; Jing, Chenrui; Chu, Wei; Ni, Jielei; Zhang, Haisu; Xie, Hongqiang; Zhang, Chaojin; Zhao, Zengxiu; Chen, Jing; Liu, Xiaojun; Cheng, Ya; Xu, Zhizhan

    2013-01-01

    We show that fluorescence emission induced by strong field tunnel ionization of carbon dioxide from its lower-lying orbitals exhibits a peculiar molecular alignment dependence. The experimentally measured alignment-dependence of the fluorescence agrees with the alignment-dependence of the ionization probability calculated in the framework of the strong field approximation. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of an all-optical approach for shedding more light on the ionization mechanisms of molecules from their lower-lying orbitals in tunnel ionization regime.

  19. Remote control and telescope auto-alignment system for multiangle LIDAR under development at CEILAP, Argentina

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    Pallotta, Juan; Otero, Lidia; Chouza, Fernando; Raul, Delia; Gonzalez, Francisco; Etchegoyen, Alberto; Quel, Eduardo

    2013-01-01

    At CEILAP (CITEDEF-CONICET), a multiangle LIDAR is under development to monitor aerosol extinction coefficients in the frame of the CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) Project. This is an initiative to build the next generation of ground-based instruments to collect very high energy gamma-ray radiation (>10 GeV). The atmospheric conditions are very important for CTA observations, and LIDARs play an important role in the measurement of the aerosol optical depth at any direction. The LIDAR being developed at CEILAP was conceived to operate in harsh environmental conditions during the shifts, and these working conditions may produce misalignments. To minimize these effects, the telescopes comprising the reception unit are controlled by a self-alignment system. This paper describes the self-alignment method and hardware automation.

  20. Alignment and vibration issues in TeV linear collider design

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    Fischer, G.E.

    1989-07-01

    The next generation of linear colliders will require alignment accuracies and stabilities of component placement at least one, perhaps two, orders of magnitude better than can be achieved by the conventional methods and procedures in practice today. The magnitudes of these component-placement tolerances for current designs of various linear collider subsystems are tabulated. In the micron range, long-term ground motion is sufficiently rapid that on-line reference and mechanical correction systems are called for. Some recent experiences with the upgraded SLAC laser alignment systems and examples of some conceivable solutions for the future are described. The so called ''girder'' problem is discussed in the light of ambient and vibratory disturbances. The importance of the quality of the underlying geology is stressed. The necessity and limitations of public-beam-derived placement information are mentioned. 40 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.