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  1. Challenges of Including the Mina Route in the Nevada Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement

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    Lanthrum, G.; Larson, N. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste, Washington, DC (United States); Mussler, R. [Booze Allen Hamilton, Suite (United States)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management is developing the Yucca Mountain repository for the disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high level radioactive waste (HLW). Part of that development is the transportation infrastructure needed to ship SNF and HLW from 77 sites around the country to the repository. A Record of Decision was issued in 2004 to use mostly rail as the mode of transport both nationally, and in the State of Nevada. No rail access exists to the Yucca Mountain site, so a Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement (RA-EIS) is being prepared to address the impacts associated with connecting existing track in Nevada to Yucca Mountain. Late in the preparation of the Draft RA-EIS, an option to consider an additional alignment alternative was introduced. This paper describes the consideration given to the new alternative and describes how it is being incorporated into the RA-EIS. (authors)

  2. The Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement: An Update

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    R. Sweeney

    2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Current Status and Potential Impacts Regarding the Proposed Development of a Rail Line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository

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    Lanthrum, G. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States); Gunnerson, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides a description of the current status regarding the proposed development of a rail line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nye County, Southern Nevada, which includes potential impacts analyzed during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and the subsequent creation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the rail line. Potential impacts are addressed within the context of impacts to natural and human environmental resources found within the geographic area of the proposed federal project. Potential impacts to these resources have been fully analyzed in the Rail Alignment Draft EIS (DEIS). This paper includes a summary of the potential impacts analyzed in the DEIS. Examples of potential impacts include land use conflicts, air quality, water use, and impacts to biological and cultural resources, among others. In conclusion: Based on its obligations under the NWPA and its decision to select the mostly rail scenario for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, DOE needs to ship these materials by rail in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. DOE prepared the Rail Alignment EIS to provide the background, data, information, and analyses to help decision makers and the public understand the potential environmental impacts that could result from constructing and operating a railroad for shipment of spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other materials from an existing rail line in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. This railroad would consist of a rail line, railroad operations support facilities, and other related infrastructure. DOE will use the Rail Alignment EIS to decide whether to construct and operate the proposed railroad, and if so, to: - Select a rail alignment (Caliente rail alignment or Mina rail alignment) in which to construct the railroad; - Select the common segments and alternative segments within either a Caliente rail alignment or a Mina rail alignment. The Department would use the selected common segments and alternative segments to identify the public lands to be included in right-of-way applications; - Decide where to construct proposed railroad operations support facilities; - Decide whether to restrict use of the rail line to DOE trains, or whether to allow commercial shippers to operate over the rail line; and - Determine what mitigation measures to implement. (authors)

  4. Fuel rail

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

    1988-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Segmented rail linear induction motor

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    Cowan, M. Jr.; Marder, B.M.

    1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces. 6 figs.

  6. rail inspections matrix

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

    ENHANCED SAFETY INSPECTION OF COMERCIAL HIGHWAY VEHICLES TRANSPORTING TRANSURANICS, SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, AND HIGH LEVEL WASTE TO RAIL INSPECTION STANDARDS -TEC-WG, RAIL TOPIC GROUP...

  7. Light Rail Transit Strengthening

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    Minnesota, University of

    Light Rail Transit Improving mobility Easing congestion Strengthening our communities Central Corridor Communicating to the Public During Major Construction May 25, 2011 #12;2 Light Rail Transit;Light Rail Transit Central Corridor Route and Stations 3 · 18 new stations · 9.8 miles of new double

  8. Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection

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    Phillips, Robert Ronald

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Test Bed .. 161 Figure 7-18: Fixed ReactionFixed Rail) . 159 Large-scale Rail Test-bed:Bed buckling mechanism. In this experimental exercise the rail is constrained to have a fixed-

  9. Reliability-based optimization of rail inspection

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    Kashima, Takashi, 1971-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis proposes a quantitative method to optimize inspection/repair intervention in rail defect management. Rail defect management is important for track maintenance, since rails are the most significant and basic ...

  10. Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection

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    Phillips, Robert Ronald

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  11. Nuclear storage overpack door actuator and alignment apparatus

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    Andreyko, Gregory M. (North Huntingdon, PA)

    2005-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Nuclear Storage Overpack Door Actuator and Alignment Apparatus

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    Andreyko, Gregory M.

    2005-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection

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    Phillips, Robert Ronald

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    operating speed over defective rail to 30 m.p.h. until jointoperating speed over the defective rail to 30 m.p.h. until jointThe operating speed cannot be over 30 m.p.h. C. Apply joint

  14. Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation

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    Tangtragulwong, Potchara

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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 the running surface, a...

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

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

  16. Rail Access to Yucca Mountain: Critical Issues

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    Halstead, R. J.; Dilger, F.; Moore, R. C.

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The proposed Yucca Mountain repository site currently lacks rail access. The nearest mainline railroad is almost 100 miles away. Absence of rail access could result in many thousands of truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Direct rail access to the repository could significantly reduce the number of truck shipments and total shipments. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified five potential rail access corridors, ranging in length from 98 miles to 323 miles, in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Yucca Mountain. The FEIS also considers an alternative to rail spur construction, heavy-haul truck (HHT) delivery of rail casks from one of three potential intermodal transfer stations. The authors examine the feasibility and cost of the five rail corridors, and DOE's alternative proposal for HHT transport. The authors also address the potential for rail shipments through the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

  17. 7.1.1. Fernbahnhof / Rail Station

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    Fernbahnhofs 7.1.1.4.5 Kälteversorgung des Fernbahnhofs / Cooling Supply of Rail Station 7 Abwasserversorgung des Fernbahnhofs / Fresh and Used Water Supply of Rail Stations 7.1.1.4.1.1 Verfahren zur Fernbahnhofs 7.1.1.4.2 Stromversorgung des Fernbahnhofs / Power Supply of Rail Station 7

  18. PRB rail loadings shatter record

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Rail transport of coal in the Powder River Basin has expanded, with a record 2,197 trains loaded in a month. Arch Coal's Thunder basin mining complex has expanded by literally bridging the joint line railway. The dry fork mine has also celebrated its safety achievements. 4 photos.

  19. Common Rail Injection System Development

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    Electro-Motive,

    2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The collaborative research program between the Department of energy and Electro-Motive Diesels, Inc. on the development of common rail fuel injection system for locomotive diesel engines that can meet US EPA Tier 2 exhaust emissions has been completed. This final report summarizes the objectives of the program, work scope, key accomplishments and research findings. The major objectives of this project encompassed identification of appropriate injection strategies by using advanced analytical tools, development of required prototype hardware/controls, investigations of fuel spray characteristics including cavitation phenomena, and validation of hareware using a single-cylinder research locomotive diesel engine. Major milestones included: (1) a detailed modeling study using advanced mathematical models - several various injection profiles that show simultaneous reduction of NOx and particulates on a four stroke-cycle locomotive diesel engine were identified; (2) development of new common rail fuel injection hardware capable of providing these injection profiles while meeting EMD engine and injection performance specifications. This hardware was developed together with EMD's current fuel injection component supplier. (3) Analysis of fuel spray characteristics. Fuel spray numerical studies and high speed photographic imaging analyses were performed. (4) Validation of new hardware and fuel injection profiles. EMD's single-cylinder research diesel engine located at Argonne National Laboratory was used to confirm emissions and performacne predictions. These analytical ane experimental investigations resulted in optimized fuel injection profiles and engine operating conditions that yield reductions in NOx emissions from 7.8 g/bhp-hr to 5.0 g/bhp-hr at full (rated) load. Additionally, hydrocarbon and particulate emissions were reduced considerably when compared to baseline Tier I levels. The most significant finding from the injection optimization process was a 2% to 3% improvement in fuel economy over EMD's traditional Tier I engine hardware configuration. the common rail fuel injection system enabled this added benefit by virtue of an inherent capability to provide multiple injections per power stroke at high fuel rail pressures. On the basis of the findings in this study, EMD concludes that the new electronically-controlled high-pressure common rail injection system has the potential to meet locomotive Tier 2 NOx and particulates emission standards without sacrificing the fuel economy. A number of areas to further improve the injection hardware and engine operating characteristics to further exploit the benefits of common rail injection system have also been identified.

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

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Francesco Bedini Jacobini, Erol Tutumluer, Mohd Rapik Saat Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (Rail

  1. Top-of-Rail lubricant

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

    2000-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. TEC Rail TG Summary_Kansas City

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

    January 31-February 1, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Rail Topic Group Mr. Thrower (OCRWMOLM) introduced Mr. Blackwell (FRA), who gave a presentation on the DOT Notice of Proposed...

  3. Optimization Online - Shunting Minimal Rail Car Allocation

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    Marco E. Luebbecke

    2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 30, 2003 ... Abstract: We consider the rail car management at industrial in-plant railroads. Demands for materials or empty cars are characterized by a track, ...

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

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    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...

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

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    Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine P-3 Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine P-3 Gregory Lilik, Jos Martn...

  6. Advanced Diesel Common Rail Injection System for Future Emission...

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    Common Rail Injection System for Future Emission Legislation Advanced Diesel Common Rail Injection System for Future Emission Legislation 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction...

  7. Advanced Diesel Common Rail Injection System for Future Emission...

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    all rights of disposal such as copying and passing on to third parties. 1 Advanced Diesel Common Rail Injection System for Future Emission Legislation Roger Busch Common Rail...

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

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

  9. Selection of Processes for Welding Steel Rails

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    Eagar, Thomas W.

    ...._ _) Selection of Processes for Welding Steel Rails by N.S. Tsai* and T.W. Eagar* ABSTRACT 421 The advantages and limitations ofseveral conventional and prospective rail welding processes are reviewed with emphasis on the heat input rate, on joint preparation, on post weld grinding and on resultant metallurgical

  10. Thiago Bizarria, Ryan Kernes, Riley Edwards Joint Rail Conference

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    variation in temperature FMEA Analysis #12;Slide 7Mechanistic behavior of rail pad assemblies Mechanics

  11. Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation 

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    Tangtragulwong, Potchara

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    or induction methods, 6 must be used to detect the subsurface cracks instead with some limitations on resolution and reliability. Focusing on subsurface crack nucleation in the head of a thermite welded rail, Fry et al. [12] determine an approximated...

  12. Public Meeting In Chicago - Rail Infrastructure Presentation

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    largest source of coal-fired generation. At the beginning of December 2013, our coal inventory at Weston was at about 105% of our targeted level. Rail deliveries during 2013 had...

  13. Determination of Longitudinal Stress in Rails

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    Djayaputra, Ferdinand

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  14. Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Effects and Interaction of Terminal and Mainline Delay Rail Operational and Energy Efficiency -Passenger ! RESEARCHAREAS Advanced Track Engineering -Integration of Railroad Vehicle-Track Interaction and Dynamics Models Rail Energy Consumption and Emissions Relative to Competing Modes -Economic and Operating Impacts

  15. ILLINOIS -RailTEC Optimal Grade Crossing Project Selection

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    BNSF Railway Global Level Crossing Safety Symposium - August 5th, 2014 #12;Slide 2 ILLINOIS - Rail,000,000~$1,000,000 #12;Slide 4 ILLINOIS - RailTEC Corridor Improvements Passenger rail corridor involves a series ILLINOIS - RailTEC 240 120 60 45 40 33 29 23 18 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225

  16. Aligning Alignments Exactly (Extended abstract)

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    Batzoglou, Serafim

    supported by a US Department of Education GAANN Fellowship from Award P200A000302, and a US Na- tional-initiation costs is one of the reasons the best heuris- tics for multiple alignment [45, 6, 4, 38, 17, 2, 36] place

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

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    Benefits Increased safety and reliability of the Taiwan High Speed Rail network through conditionTaiwan High Speed Rail Keeping passenger safety at the forefront Overview The Need Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) needed a highly reliable, cost- effective and proactive means

  18. Image alignment

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    Dowell, Larry Jonathan

    2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Jones, Scott Laurence

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Jones, Scott Laurence

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and increased train traffic on the remaining routes. These changes in railroad industry practice have caused an increase in the rate of occurrence of rail head fatigue defects, one potential cause of train derailment. The primary form of maintenance employed...

  1. 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)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  2. Rail gun development for EOS research

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

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Life-Cycle Model of an Automobile, Environmental Science &Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail,Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail,

  5. Mina de Malfois and the Adult Proposition

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    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Posted originally on the Archive of Our Own at http://archiveofourown.org/works/564054. Rating: Not Rated Archive Warning: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings Category: F/F Fandom: Mina de Malfois Relationship: Archivist12/Mina de Malfois Character... for inventing matchbook fic: http://archiveofourown.org/works/137030 I should have been happy in my retirement from fandom. My first book was still selling briskly, and the discreet veil of a well-chosen pseudonym concealed me from any untoward fallout. I had...

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

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    Younger, John G.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  7. Development of a Longitudinal Rail Stress Measurement Device

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    Hurley, Samuel J

    2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The continuous welded rails used in most of the United States lack expansion joints of any sort. This leads to a much smoother ride and a longer service life for rails and wheels, but also causes extreme temperatures to induce high stresses...

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

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    Nagurney, Anna

    to Washington D.C. · A renewed interest in High Speed Rail Due to increased congestion Desire for cheaper emissions by 2.8 million tons o High speed trains use 1/3 the energy of planes and 1/5 that of cars · Reduce Resulting in improvement to those lines o Reducing operating costs due to sharing rail · Increase in freight

  9. Development of a Longitudinal Rail Stress Measurement Device 

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    Hurley, Samuel J

    2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The continuous welded rails used in most of the United States lack expansion joints of any sort. This leads to a much smoother ride and a longer service life for rails and wheels, but also causes extreme temperatures to induce high stresses...

  10. 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

  11. 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-f < RAPID‎ | Roadmap Jump to:b <RGSRadium HotRail Splitter Wind Farm

  12. Explosive flux compression generators for rail gun power sources

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    Fowler, C.M.; Peterson, D.R.; Caird, R.S.; Erickson, D.J.; Freeman, B.L.; King, J.C.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A class of explosive magnetic flux compression generators is described that has been used successfully to power rail guns. A program to increase current magnitudes and pulse lengths is outlined. Various generator loss terms are defined and plans to overcome some of them are discussed. Included are various modifications of the conventional strip generators that are more resistant to undesirable expansion of generator components from magnetic forces. Finally, an integral rail gun is discussed that has coaxial geometry. Integral rail guns utilize the rails themselves as flux compression generator elements and, under ideal conditions, are theoretically capable of driving projectiles to arbitrarily high velocities. Integral coaxial rail guns should be superior in some regards to their square bore counterparts.

  13. Slide 1Mapping Rail Seat Pressure Distributions Matthew J. Greve, J. Riley Edwards, Marcus S. Dersch,

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Slide 1Mapping Rail Seat Pressure Distributions Matthew J. Greve, J. Riley Edwards, Marcus S 7 October 2013 Effect of Lateral Load on Rail Seat Pressure Distributions #12;Slide 2Mapping Rail vs. L/V ­ Pressure Comparison · Conclusions · Future Work #12;Slide 3Mapping Rail Seat Pressure

  14. Robotics virtual rail system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Women @ Energy: Mina Bissell | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently20,000 Russian Nuclear Warheads|ofEvents »SSL BasicsKawtar HafidiMaya Gokhale WomenMina

  16. Women @ Energy: Mina Bissell | 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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradley NickellApril 16, 2008Ms. KesslerKim BudilMarieMayaDr. Mina

  17. LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AS A MAGNET FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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    Minnesota, University of

    LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AS A MAGNET FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: EVIDENCE FROM TWIN CITIES Jason Cao Engineering (PE): December 13, 2006 Full Funding GrantAgreement (FFGA):April 27, 2011 #12;Data Collection

  18. Novel monitoring system to diagnose rail track foundation problems

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    Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  19. Improved performance of railcar/rail truck interface components

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    Story, Brett Alan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to improve the railcar/rail truck interface by developing a low maintenance bearing interface with a favorable friction coefficient. Friction and wear at the center bowl/center plate bearing interface cause high...

  20. Improved performance of railcar/rail truck interface components 

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    Story, Brett Alan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to improve the railcar/rail truck interface by developing a low maintenance bearing interface with a favorable friction coefficient. Friction and wear at the center bowl/center plate bearing interface cause high...

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

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

    Rail Pressure and Biodiesel Composition on Soot Nanostructure P-20 Ye, P 1 ; Sun, C-X 1 ; Lapuerta, M 2 ; Agudelo, J 3 ; Vander Wal, R 1 ; Boehman, AL 1 , Toops, TJ 4 ; Daw, CS 4...

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

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    Archila Téllez, Andrés Felipe

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. 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.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. araguari minas gerais: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Too Many Minas Spoil The Con Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: 't write proper porn. There's more to it than just the penis. I mean, erotica. Not porn. Um, sorry. That was...

  5. alfenas minas gerais: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Too Many Minas Spoil The Con Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: 't write proper porn. There's more to it than just the penis. I mean, erotica. Not porn. Um, sorry. That was...

  6. antigua mina enrique: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Too Many Minas Spoil The Con Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: 't write proper porn. There's more to it than just the penis. I mean, erotica. Not porn. Um, sorry. That was...

  7. Economia Política da Disputa por Terras em Minas Gerais

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    Araujo, Ari Francisco de Jr.; Shikida, Claudio; Alvarenga, Patrícia Silva

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Caucaia-CE”. Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural, v.43,1992-99”. Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural, v.40, n.4,Economia Política da Disputa por Terras em Minas Gerais #

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

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    Covarrubias, Alvaro, 1973-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Kasuya, Shuichi, 1972-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Rhoads, Jeffrey David

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  11. 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.

  12. Stray current control in rehabilitating rail transit facilities

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    Fitzgerald, J.H. III; Bosma, R.; Paladines, F.

    1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An old Chicago direct current electrified railway yard and shop are being rehabilitated. Modern stray current control techniques are being introduced. Efficient rail operation and safety for the public and operating personnel are paramount. Metra is Chicago's commuter railroad, serving six counties in the metropolitan area. The Electric District, which was electrified in 1926, is a heavy rail system from downtown, serving the south side and suburbs. Operating on the same tracks from Randolph St., to Kensington is America's last electric interurban line, the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad. All trains operate on 1,500-V direct current (DC) propulsion from an overhead catenary system, with the running rails as the negative return.

  13. Turbine blade squealer tip rail with fence members

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    Little, David A

    2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Using Strain Gauges to Detect Epoxy Debonding in Insulated Rail Joints

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    within a control block. Adjacent circuits within the track are separated by insulated rail joints (alsoUsing Strain Gauges to Detect Epoxy Debonding in Insulated Rail Joints Daniel Peltier, Christopher mainline track. These require insulated rail joints every several kilometers in order to electrically

  15. 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.

    2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. ALIGNMENT, LEVELING AND DEPLOYMENT CONSTRAINTS

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Crew Deployment Description Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) Crew Deployment and Alignment Central Station Antenna Crew Deployment Description Leveling, Alignment, and Pointing Radioisotope

  17. Hybrid vehicle motor alignment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Levin, Michael Benjamin (Ann Arbor, MI)

    2001-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Cain, John Craig

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Cain, John Craig

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. Commuter Choice Program Rail/Vanpool Reimbursement Form

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    de Lijser, Peter

    workdays to meet program eligibility. Eligible non-permit holders receive 100% reimbursement (max $120); eligible permit holders receive 25% reimbursement (max $30) You will receive your reimbursement check CHANGES FROM THE PRIOR MONTH (ADDRESS, WORK LOCATION, WORK HRS, PERMIT PURCHASE/TURNED IN) COST OF RAIL

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

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Corridor PHASE 1 ­ TAMPA TO ORLANDO #12;FLORIDA TAMPA ­ ORLANDO (PHASE 1) HSR CAPITAL COST · Estimated 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

  2. 2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan

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    Minnesota, University of

    and transit connections ·! Positive return on investment, 1.5-2.5 times more than cost ·! Bridge, bottleneck for rail investment creates a unique opportunity ·! Global and national economic and environmental trends are likely to increase fuel costs and impose controls on greenhouse gas emission ·! Therefore, Minnesota

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

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    Radopoulou, Stefania Christina

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. Rail assembly for use in a radioactive environment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Watts, Ralph E. (Harrison, OH)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Mina de Malfois and the Thoughts on Yaoi, Part 3

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    fandom, for those not following it). Are you doing any original writing next to Mina? Will we be able to read a commercially published novel by you? Oh, goodness, no. That is, yes to the first part--I sometimes, for my own amusement and that of a... amused reactions from people who are BNFs within their own fandom. Every now and then Mina will get a comment or email from someone whose username I recognize, which is a little bit thrilling. I think a lot of people who've been labelled 'BNF' have a...

  6. Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Rotary rail car dumper coal-dust-suppressant experiment

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    Meyer, J.H.; Hereford, L.G.; Lenkevich, M.J.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A rotary rail car dumper dust-suppressant experiment was performed at the PEPCO Morgantown Power Plant coal handling facility, Newburg, Maryland during the late summer and early fall of 1983. From previous observations of rotary coal car dumping, it was observed that large amounts of dust, especially for washed coal, were generated from the exposed top layer of coal in the open rail car. An overhead spray system using water and surfactant was used to examine the effectiveness of surface wetting just before dumping. High volume sampling at both the entrance and exit doorways of the dumper shed was used to determine the coal dust reduction. A total of 23 tests was performed, of which 16 tests were considered valid. All data were normalized for background, number of tons dumped and sampling time. The use of an overhead spray system can substantially suppress fugitive coal dust generated by rotary rail car dumping of coal. A water and surfactant mixture provided coal-dust-suppressant efficiencies ranging from 47% to 79% with an average of 61% for a combination of washed, mixed, and unwashed coal.

  8. Nuclear reactor alignment plate configuration

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Li, Xiaoqiang; Quan, Enzhuo M.; Li, Yupeng [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Pan, Xiaoning [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas (United States); Zhou, Yin [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Wang, Xiaochun [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Du, Weiliang [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Kudchadker, Rajat J.; Johnson, Jennifer L. [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Kuban, Deborah A.; Lee, Andrew K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Zhang, Xiaodong, E-mail: xizhang@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Guerra, Erick

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    D.C. , 1994; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Light rail transitD.C. , 2003; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. , Managing Capital

  11. Combining rails and anchors with laser forcing for selective manipulation within 2D droplet arrays

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    Boyer, Edmond

    demonstrate the combination of a rails and anchors microfluidic system with laser forcing to enable to anchor holes made in the base of a microfluidic channel, enabling the creation of arrays their merging and a chemical reaction to take place. Finally by adding guiding rails within the microfluidic

  12. Air, High Speed Rail, or Highway: A Cost Comparison in the California Corridor

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    Levinson, David M.

    these reduced social costs offset rail's high capital and operating costs. The development of cost estimates, any of these three modes. In this study we include estimates of four types of external, social costs design characteristics observed in the California corridor. We estimate rail costs with models adapted

  13. Effect of Rail Rate Deregulation: The Case of Wheat Exports from the South Plains.

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    Fuller, Stephen; Shanmugham, C. V.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I line-haul railroads. The railroad freight rate index, constructed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was used to update estimated rail cost parameters to 1977. To facilitate the estimation of the variable cost parameters, a rail cost algorithm... Country Elevator, Inland Terminal, and Port Terminal Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Commercial Truck Transportation Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Barge...

  14. 1 Copyright 2014 by ASME Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    energy consumption has become a major concern to rail transit operators. For electrified rail transit of on-board train control system logic or system energy analysis that will reduce energy consumption, Colorado Springs, CO, USA JRC2014-3795 OPTIMIZING TRAIN SPEED PROFILES TO IMPROVE REGENERATION EFFICIENCY

  15. 1 Copyright 2014 by ASME Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    , Colorado Springs, CO, USA JRC2014-3787 ANALYSIS OF TRENDS IN COMMUTER RAIL ENERGY EFFICIENCY Giovanni C. Di transportation alternative to reduce energy consumption and emissions in large urban areas. Use of commuter rail Transit Administration (FTA) grants are required to report operations and energy consumption data

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Simulating calculations and optimization design of a new HVDC supply power for light rail system-In this paper, a new HVDC power supply system for light rail systems is presented and compared to classical such a complex system, taking into account vehicle motion and HVDC electrical distribution. Then, an optimization

  17. Aligning Contract Incentives

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

    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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The Future of1Albuquerque, NM -Alicia Moulton About Us Alicia Moulton -Aligned

  18. 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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for On-Highway4,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,9,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,Decade1 Source:Additions to Capacity onThousand(Dollars2009Rail Coal

  19. Nuclear reactor internals alignment configuration

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Well-pump alignment system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Laser beam alignment apparatus and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Mina de Malfois and the Death of the Author

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    1 Not Actually Jenny (jennyanydots21) wrote in mdmfans, 2012-11-01 20:27:00 Mina de Malfois and the Death of the Author: Part 1 Well, I might be a bit late to the party, but here in honour of Halloween is an AU murder mystery. Hope you... enjoy! Disclaimer: while Minaverse happenings typically may or may not allude to real events, the murder in this case is entirely fictional and owes more to Agatha Christie than anything that ever actually happened, as I hope will be apparent from...

  3. Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles

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    Voight, Edward T. (Worthington, OH)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A steering system for use with a multiple vehicle train permits tracking without rails of one vehicle after another. This system is particularly useful for moving conveyor systems into and out of curved paths of room and pillar underground mine installations. The steering system features an elongated steering bar pivotally connected to each of adjacent vehicles at end portions of the bar permitting angular orientation of each vehicle in respect to the steering bar and other vehicles. Each end portion of the steering bar is linked to the near pair of vehicle wheels through wheel yoke pivot arms about king pin type pivots. Movement of the steering bar about its pivotal connection provides proportional turning of the wheels to effect steering and tracking of one vehicle following another in both forward and reverse directions.

  4. Improved ultrasonic testing of railroad rail for transverse discontinuities in the rail head using higher order Rayleigh (M{sub 21}) waves

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    Grewal, D.S. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Railroads are a very efficient and economical way of moving bulk commodities over large distances. However, like any other mode of transportation, this mode has its fair share of problems. It can be seen from the data (AAR, 1993) that over a period of time the average carload and trainload tonnage has gone up substantially. The average length of haul has also increased. However, the amount of new rail laid has actually decreased significantly. This presents a challenging opportunity to research better and more efficient ways of keeping the current railroad rail track in service and to find better ways of testing those rails to pre-empt any causes for accidents. An important factor to be considered here is the testing of the railroad rail for the amount of cold work in the top layer and the presence of microcracks in that layer. This article describes a surface guided acoustic mode with several inherent characteristics that make it particularly useful for detecting subsurface transverse flaws in railroad rail. These flaws have been previously in the blind spot of other ultrasonic NDT techniques.

  5. Fusion bonding and alignment fixture

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

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Shaping time light and movement : a modern rail station for Boston

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    Lin, Juintow, 1973-

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    After a century of neglect, due to investment in worldwide road construction and enlargements of airports, there is a renewed incentive to revive rail travel within the continental US. This motivation is derived from both ...

  7. Coal-by-Rail: A Business-as-Usual Reference Case

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    of rail tonnage and gross revenue. While growth in other traffic-most notably, crude oil-may offset some of any potential decline in coal shipments, would it be sufficient?...

  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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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    Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    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

    2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Bockelie, Adam

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Gokhale, Shailesh Ashok

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Gokhale, Shailesh Ashok

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  14. Effectiveness of bomber deployed autonomous airborne vehicles in finding rail mobile SS-24s

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    Abey, A.E.; Erickson, S.A.; Norquist, P.D.

    1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer simulation predictions of the effectiveness of autonomous airborne vehicles in finding rail mobile SS-24s are presented. Effectiveness is discussed for several autonomous airborne vehicle endurances and survivabilities for the search area southwest of Moscow. The effect of where the Soviets place the SS-24s on the rail network was also investigated. The simulation predicts significant variations in the ability of a multi-autonomous airborne vehicle system to find SS-24s with these parameters. 12 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Effect of Rail Rate Deregulation: The Case of Wheat Exports from the South Plains.

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    Fuller, Stephen; Shanmugham, C.V

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    8-1385 February 1982 Rate Deregulation: The Case of Wheat Exports From the La , ,- .. 2- ', - LA>:^"; South plains-*-? :?:% " %> The Texas Agricultural Experimant Station: lllwEMe P. C i h , The Texas A&#th,-m 6ydem. Cotlaqp Station, Texas.... ....................................... 4 Effect of Rail Rate Deregulation: The Case of Wheat Exports from the South Plains Stephen Fuller and C.V. Shanmugham" a INTRODUCTION Agriculture is an important user of rail services for shipping products to market and for moving produc...

  16. Well-pump alignment system

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    Drumheller, D.S.

    1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Alignment method for parabolic trough solar concentrators

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    Diver, Richard B. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. 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)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Measurements of magnetic field alignment

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    Kuchnir, M.; Schmidt, E.E.

    1987-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. The alignment of the CMS silicon tracker Methods of alignment

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    at CERN: proton-proton interaction high luminosity Compact Muon Solenoid: large purpose detector Track- based methods use in CMS Global alignment algorithm ("Millepede II") - simultaneous fit in sequence (local on top of global) - combines strengths of both algorithms V. Karimaki, T. Lampen, and F. P

  1. Improving pairwise sequence alignment accuracy using near-optimal protein sequence alignments

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    Sierk, Michael L; Smoot, Michael E; Bass, Ellen J; Pearson, William R

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    al. : Improving pairwise sequence alignment accuracy usingnear-optimal protein sequence alignments. BMC Bioinformaticsshown are the number of sequence pairs, out of 22 in each

  2. 7, 1320313241, 2007 Alignment of

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    Boyer, Edmond

    significant indirect influence on radiation by act- ing as a source of nuclei for cloud formation. It also of the field are examined: the effect of reduced atmospheric conductivity and charging of the dust layer, the latter effect being a more likely candidate. It is concluded that partial alignment may be a common

  3. The Contribution of Degraded Modes of Operation to Accidents in the US, UK and Australian Rail Industries

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    Johnson, Chris

    The Contribution of Degraded Modes of Operation to Accidents in the US, UK and Australian Rail, operators develop `work arounds' that help them to cope with these degraded modes. This has led to a culture with the safety culture in rail operati

  4. Multiple sequence alignment Robert C Edgar1

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    Batzoglou, Serafim

    Multiple sequence alignment Robert C Edgar1 and Serafim Batzoglou2 Multiple sequence alignments-9025, USA Corresponding author: Edgar, Robert C (bob@drive5.com) Current Opinion in Structural Biology 2006

  5. 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

  6. Vertically aligned nanostructure scanning probe microscope tips

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    Guillorn, Michael A.; Ilic, Bojan; Melechko, Anatoli V.; Merkulov, Vladimir I.; Lowndes, Douglas H.; Simpson, Michael L.

    2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for cantilever structures that include a vertically aligned nanostructure, especially vertically aligned carbon nanofiber scanning probe microscope tips. An apparatus includes a cantilever structure including a substrate including a cantilever body, that optionally includes a doped layer, and a vertically aligned nanostructure coupled to the cantilever body.

  7. Multiple Sequence Alignments BIOC 218 Final Project

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    Multiple Sequence Alignments BIOC 218 Final Project Amy Zou Multiple sequence alignments (MSAs relationship between the different sequences, and can give information pertinent to phylogenetic analysis, it is inefficient to use to generate an alignment for multiple sequences. Because the computational complexity

  8. Aligned mesoporous architectures and devices.

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    Brinker, C. Jeffrey; Lu, Yunfeng (University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA)

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Fiber alignment apparatus and method

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    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)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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

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

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

  12. Alignment method for solar collector arrays

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    Driver, Jr., Richard B

    2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    American operating environment differs than the operating practices found throughout much of the rest freight and intercity passenger traffic. One of the challenges created by this operating environmentProceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference JRC2013 April 15-18, 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

  14. Page 1 of 16 The reform of passenger rail in Switzerland: more performance

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Page 1 of 16 The reform of passenger rail in Switzerland: more performance without competition: christian.desmaris@sciencespo-lyon.fr Keywords: Swiss railway reform Regulation Regionalization Railway of ongoing institutional reform. This article strives to shed light on passenger traffic reform, and more

  15. In Press: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit Machine vision analysis of the energy efficiency

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    In Press: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit 1 Machine vision analysis of the energy efficiency of the Train Energy Model. Slot efficiency represents the difference between the actual and ideal loading used for loading assignment. Keywords: environment, energy efficiency, aerodynamics, fuel use

  16. Rail Focused US DOTRITA Tier I University Transportation Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    .S. freight railroad system is one of the transportation success stories of the latter 20th and early 21st centuries. The efficiency of North American freight rail transport is a world leader, providing the nation with substantial economic, energy, and environmental benefits. Meanwhile, increasingly congested highway and air

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

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    Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  18. CALCULATIONS OF FIRE SMOKE BEHAVIOUR IN LONG RAIL TUNNELS S. DARON, E. RUFFIN

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2000-13 CALCULATIONS OF FIRE SMOKE BEHAVIOUR IN LONG RAIL TUNNELS S. DAÃ?RON, E. RUFFIN INERIS Parc in complex underground networks, we want to implement a coupling between a ID ventilation code and a CFD model or a zone model. The project consists in 3 main steps: the development of a ID ventilation code

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Hydraulic Mechanisms of the Deterioration of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats J. Zeman 2 , R. Kernes 1 to have five potential mechanisms, and this research investigates three of them: hydraulic pressure cracking, hydro-abrasive erosion, and abrasion. In order to investigate the two hydraulic-driven mechanisms

  2. A GIS-Assisted Rail Construction Econometric Model that Incorporates LlDAR Data

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    Hodgson, Michael E.

    A GIS-Assisted Rail Construction Econometric Model that Incorporates LlDAR Data David J. Cowen employed a raster GIS econometric routing model for the exploration of potential routes using construction in the grid-based econometric model was obtained from Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)data with accurate 0

  3. An Econometrics Analysis of Freight Rail Demand Growth in Albert Wijeweera a, *

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    1 An Econometrics Analysis of Freight Rail Demand Growth in Australia Albert Wijeweera a, * , Hong of non-bulk freight demand in Australia. The paper uses a simple but robust econometrics method this growth at about four per cent per year (BTRE, 2006). The econometric model used herein enables us

  4. 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

  5. Revised rail-stop exposure model for incident-free transport of nuclear waste

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    Ostmeyer, R.M.

    1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents a model for estimating railstop doses that occur during incident-free transport of nuclear waste by rail. The model, which has been incorporated into the RADTRAN III risk assessment code, can be applied to general freight and dedicated train shipments of waste.

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

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    Sperry, Benjamin

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    High-speed passenger rail is seen by many in the U.S. transportation policy and planning communities as an ideal solution for fast, safe, and resource-efficient mobility in high-demand intercity corridors. To expand the body of knowledge for high...

  7. 1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference

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    Powell, Warren B.

    1 Copyright © 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference JRC2012 April 17-19, 2012 power against the need for power at other yards. At the same time, we have to plan the need to return foreign power, and move power to maintenance facilities for scheduled FRA appointments. An additional

  8. A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals

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    Gambardella, Luca Maria

    A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals Andrea E. Rizzoli. A simulation tool to model the flow of Intermodal Terminal Units (ITUs) among intermodal terminals is presented. This terminal simulator tool is part of the DGVII EC-funded PLATFORM project. The terminal model is composed

  9. MM-align: a quick algorithm for aligning multiple-chain protein complex structures using iterative dynamic programming

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    Mukherjee, Srayanta; Zhang, Yang

    2009-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    . Compared with a naïve extension of the monomer alignment program of TM-align, the alignment accuracy of MM-align is significantly higher as judged by the average TM-score of the physically-aligned residues. MM-align is about two times faster than TM...

  10. Vacuum alignment and lattice artifacts

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    Maarten Golterman; Yigal Shamir

    2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Method for protein structure alignment

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

    2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors

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    Maxey, L.C.

    1993-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Kawakami, Soshi

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  14. Productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry: a review of the past and prospects for the future

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    Kriem, Youssef

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Productivity growth in the U.S. freight rail industry has slowed in recent years, raising the issue of the sustainability of the significant improvements achieved during the past three decades. Indeed, between 1979 and ...

  15. 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)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  16. 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

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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, ...

  17. 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

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

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    Voelbel, Kathleen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  19. 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...

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  1. 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.

    1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Yudishtira, Wan Dedi

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

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    Yudishtira, Wan Dedi

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  6. 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

  7. ZAKKAROFF et al.: STACK ALIGNMENT TRANSFORM 1 Stack Alignment Transform for Misalignment

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    Magee, Derek

    alignment transform which parametrises the in-plane movement for all slices independently of each otherZAKKAROFF et al.: STACK ALIGNMENT TRANSFORM 1 Stack Alignment Transform for Misalignment Correction- nesses associated with slice-to-volume registration. The core of the presented method is a custom stack

  8. Babcock and Wilcox BR-100 100-ton rail/barge spent fuel shipping cask

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    none,

    1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Preliminary Design Report (PDR) provides a detailed description of the design, analyses, and testing programs for the BR-100 cask. The BR-100 is a Type B(U) cask designed for transport by rail or barge. This report presents the preliminary analyses and tests which have been performed for the BR-100 and outlines the confirmatory analyses and tests which will be performed.

  9. 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

    2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Best, Matthew Evans

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    evolution of the HOV corridor. A few states require that freeway HOV facilities be designed to allow conversion to rail transit modes. Although there have been no examples of this type of conversion, such a concept should be explored as a possible... of different transportation improvements at the corridor, system, and project level for the purpose of cross-modal comparisons. The model can be calibrated to local conditions, thus avoiding the use of national averages. A computerized model (MODECOST...

  11. Patent Reform: Aligning Reward and Contribution

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    4 Patent Reform: Aligning Reward and Contribution Carl Shapiro, University of California major reforms to the patent system designed to spur innovation by better aligning the rewards, and strengthening the procedures by which patents are reexamined after they are issued. Three ad- ditional reforms

  12. TOPCAT Solar Cell Alignment & Energy Concentration Technology

    Energy Innovation Portal (Marketing Summaries) [EERE]

    2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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....

  13. CMA Operating Manual: Canon Mask Aligner Introduction

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    CMA Operating Manual: Canon Mask Aligner Introduction Use the Canon PLA-501F Mask Aligner (See Fig: Dan Haskell, 1125 Kemper Hall Corey Wolin, 1125 Kemper Hall Lab Manager Pre-operational Checklist Before you enter the cleanroom: 1. Have you arranged training from the superuser or lab manager

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

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    Whitaker, M.; Heath, G.

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Automated interferometric alignment system for paraboloidal mirrors

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    Maxey, L. Curtis (Powell, TN)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Vane segment support and alignment device

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    McLaurin, Leroy Dixon (Winter Springs, FL); Sizemore, John Derek (Orlando, FL)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Vane segment support and alignment device

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

    1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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. 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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Selection in Life-Cycle Inventories Using Hybrid Approaches,and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses,Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation

  19. Lab 4: Multiple sequence alignment Download the alignment from PhyloFacts book: bpg002247, and save the alignment (Important: save as

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    Sjölander, Kimmen

    Lab 4: Multiple sequence alignment Download the alignment from PhyloFacts book: bpg002247, and save the alignment (Important: save as text only with line breaks) to your DECF directory as "bpg002247.a2m". Extract. This should read 215, if you've saved the alignment file (bpg002247.a2m in the right format. If not, you

  20. aligned phospholipid bicelles: Topics by E-print Network

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    learn- ing 1, 3, 13Sparse Manifold Alignment Chang Wang IBM Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights, NY chwang Abstract Previous approaches to manifold alignment are based on...

  1. aligned single wall: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Page Topic Index 1 Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Materials Science Websites Summary: Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned...

  2. aligned multiwalled carbon: Topics by E-print Network

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    1 Structural annealing of carbon coated aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube sheets Materials Science Websites Summary: Structural annealing of carbon coated aligned multi-walled...

  3. Alignment strategy for the ATLAS tracker

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    ATLAS; Golling, T.

    2007-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Sandia National Laboratories: composite fibers typically aligned...

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    composite fibers typically aligned in a 45 pattern with respect to the blade axis New Material Tests Show Biaxial Laminate Creep Is Important for Large Wind-Turbine Blades On...

  5. Universal alignment of hydrogen levels in semiconductors,

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    .............................................................. Universal alignment of hydrogen ............................................................................................................................................................................. Hydrogen strongly affects the electronic and structural proper- ties of many materials. It can bind passivation is crucial to the performance of many photovoltaic and electronic devices1,2 . A fuller

  6. Fiber optics welder having movable aligning mirror

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    Higgins, Robert W. (Los Alamos, NM); Robichaud, Roger E. (Jemez Springs, NM)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for welding fiber optic waveguides together. The ends of the two fibers to be joined together are accurately, collinearly aligned in a vertical orientation and subjected to a controlled, diffuse arc to effect welding and thermal conditioning. A front-surfaced mirror mounted at a 45.degree. angle to the optical axis of a stereomicroscope mounted for viewing the junction of the ends provides two orthogonal views of the interface during the alignment operation.

  7. Non-destructive inspection protocol for reinforced concrete barriers and bridge railings

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    Chintakunta, Satish R. [Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc., 14123 Robert Paris Ct., Chantilly, VA 20151 (United States); Boone, Shane D. [Federal Highway Administration, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 (United States)

    2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Reinforced concrete highway barriers and bridge railings serve to prevent errant vehicles from departing the travel way at grade separations. Despite the important role that they play in maintaining safety and their ubiquitous nature, barrier inspection rarely moves beyond visual inspection. In August 2008, a tractor-trailer fatally departed William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge after it dislodged a section of the bridge barrier. Investigations following the accident identified significant corrosion of the anchor bolts attaching the bridge railing to the bridge deck. As a result of the information gathered during its investigation of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration concerning Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of concrete bridge railings. The Center for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) at Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA is currently evaluating feasibility of using four technologies - ground penetrating radar (GPR), ultrasonic pulse-echo, digital radiography and infrared thermal imaging methods to develop bridge inspection methods that augment visual inspections, offer reliable measurement techniques, and are practical, both in terms of time and cost, for field inspection work. Controlled samples containing predefined corrosion levels in reinforcing steel were embedded at barrier connection points for laboratory testing. All four NDE techniques were used in the initial phase I testing. An inspection protocol for detecting and measuring the corrosion of reinforced steel embedded in the anchorage system will be developed as part of phase II research. The identified technologies shall be further developed for field testing utilizing a structure with a barrier in good condition and a structure with a barrier in poor condition.

  8. 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.

    1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2Uranium Transferon the Passing ofDepartmentRenewableArbitraryMARCH9ArchivesRail

  10. Consensus alignment server for reliable comparative modeling with distant templates

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    Vajda, Sandor

    Consensus alignment server for reliable comparative modeling with distant templates Jahnavi C; Accepted April 26, 2004 ABSTRACT Consensus is a server developed to produce high- quality alignments different align- ment methods, the server produces a consensus alignment, with a reliability measure

  11. ANALYSIS OF AN ALIGNMENT ALGORITHM FOR NONLINEAR DIMENSIONALITY REDUCTION

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    Zha, Hongyuan

    motion. This in turn shows that Local Tangent Space Alignment method (LTSA) can recover locally isometric

  12. Alignments of Voids in the Cosmic Web

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

    2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Active alignment/contact verification system

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    Greenbaum, William M. (Modesto, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system involving an active (i.e. electrical) technique for the verification of: 1) close tolerance mechanical alignment between two component, and 2) electrical contact between mating through an elastomeric interface. For example, the two components may be an alumina carrier and a printed circuit board, two mating parts that are extremely small, high density parts and require alignment within a fraction of a mil, as well as a specified interface point of engagement between the parts. The system comprises pairs of conductive structures defined in the surfaces layers of the alumina carrier and the printed circuit board, for example. The first pair of conductive structures relate to item (1) above and permit alignment verification between mating parts. The second pair of conductive structures relate to item (2) above and permit verification of electrical contact between mating parts.

  14. Delayed neutron alignment in sup 117 I

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    Paul, E.S.; Waring, M.P.; Clark, R.M.; Forbes, S.A.; Fossan, D.B.; Hughes, J.R.; LaFosse, D.R.; Liang, Y.; Ma, R.; Vaska, P.; Wadsworth, R. (Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, P.O. Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX (United Kingdom) Department of Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States) Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO1 5DD (United Kingdom) Medical Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States))

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rotational alignment of {ital h}{sub 11/2} neutrons is considerably delayed ({Delta}{h bar}{omega}{similar to}0.11 MeV) in the {pi}{ital h}{sub 11/2}(550)1/2{sup {minus}} intruder band in {sup 117}I when compared to bands built on normal-parity states. Comparison with cranked shell-model calculations suggests that this effect may indicate a larger quadrupole deformation for the intruder orbital. A strong neutron-proton interaction between the aligning {ital h}{sub 11/2} neutrons and the {ital h}{sub 11/2} proton intruder may also play a role. In addition, noncollective oblate states at {ital I}{sup {pi}}=39/2{sup {minus}},43/2{sup {minus}}, and 45/2{sup {minus}} compete energetically with rotational states of the intruder band which may also perturb the neutron alignment.

  15. Improving the quality of multiple sequence alignment

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    Lu, Yue

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    sites identification (Taylor, 1987; Carillo and Lipman, 1988; Thompson et al., 1994; Gotoh, 1996; Morgenstern et al., 1996; Stoye, 1998; Notredame et al., 2000; Lee et al., 2002; Edgar, 2004; Van Walle et al., 2004; Do et al., 2005). In recent years... and the next two most similar alignments are repeatedly combined until a single multiple alignment is obtained (Feng and Doolittle, 1987; Thompson et al., 1994; Notredame et al., 2000; Edgar 2004; Do et al., 2005; Pei and Grishin, 2006; Roshan and Livesay...

  16. Survey and Alignment of SLAC's B Factory

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    Pietryka, Matthew J.; Gaydosh, Michael L.; /SLAC

    2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The survey and alignment of SLAC's B-factory injector and high energy ring will be complete in March 1997. Modern digital electronic surveying tools are contributing to new, efficient alignment procedures. A laser tracker was used to fiducialize almost 300 quadrupole magnets. Digital levels were used to pre-set base plate elevations. Theodolites with very accurate co-axial distance meters were used for everything from layout to 3D magnet positioning to network surveys, all in free stationing mode. A number of procedures and measurement results are outlined.

  17. See also http://www.umass.edu/loop/content/civil-andenvironmental-engineering-student-wins-fulbright-study-rail-transportation-spain

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    See also http://www.umass.edu/loop/content/civil-andenvironmental-engineering- student-wins-fulbright-study-rail-transportation-spain to study transportation engineering in Madrid, Spain during 2013-2014. I had the good fortune to meet with Radha a short time ago and learned during our conversation that while abroad in Spain, one of her

  18. Evaluation of Power-Constant Dual-Rail Logic as a Protection of Cryptographic Applications in FPGAs

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    Boyer, Edmond

    -end applica- tions that require embedded cryptography. These devices must thus be protected against physical attacks. However, unlike ASICs, in which custom and backend-level counter-measures can be devised, FPGAs-rail logic. First of all, we report a CAD methodology for achieving WDDL in FPGA. An experimental security

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

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    Stray 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 of that cost is the result of corrosion of the electrified rapid-transit system itself, and part is the result

  20. Adverse Weather Conditions If adverse weather conditions occur which affects tube, bus or rail services, Heads of Department/

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    Adverse Weather Conditions If adverse weather conditions occur which affects tube, bus or rail to present him/herself for work. Where, due to the adverse weather conditions, public transport is affected as a result of the adverse weather conditions (for example a child's school is closed), they should consult

  1. 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

  2. Multiple Whole Genome Alignments Without a Reference Organism

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

    2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. 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

  4. Discrete profile alignment via constrained information bottleneck

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    Chechik, Gal

    Discrete profile alignment via constrained information bottleneck Sean O'Rourke seano@cs.ucsd.edu Abstract Amino acid profiles, which capture position-specific mutation prob- abilities, are a richer encoding of biological sequences than the in- dividual sequences themselves. However, profile comparisons

  5. Discrete profile alignment via constrained information bottleneck

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    Chechik, Gal

    Discrete profile alignment via constrained information bottleneck Sean O'Rourke # seano@cs.ucsd.edu Abstract Amino acid profiles, which capture position­specific mutation prob­ abilities, are a richer encoding of biological sequences than the in­ dividual sequences themselves. However, profile comparisons

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

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    Deans, Katharine

    2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  7. Level Alignment of a Prototypical Photocatalytic System: Methanol...

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    Level Alignment of a Prototypical Photocatalytic System: Methanol on TiO2(110). Level Alignment of a Prototypical Photocatalytic System: Methanol on TiO2(110). Abstract:...

  8. Structural Alignment Methods with Applications to Geospatial Ontologies

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    Cruz, Isabel F.

    Structural Alignment Methods with Applications to Geospatial Ontologies Isabel F. Cruz and William Methods Keywords: ontology alignment, geospatial ontologies, data integration, semantic web Corresponding correspondences between their con- cepts. We have tested our methods on geospatial ontologies pertaining

  9. EIGENVALUES OF AN ALIGNMENT MATRIX IN NONLINEAR MANIFOLD LEARNING

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    Li, Chi-Kwong

    . This forms a theoretical basis for the LTSA (Local Tangent Space Alignment) algorithm of [11] recently for this problem [1, 3, 5, 7, 11]. The alignment matrix was first introduced in the LTSA method [11] in which

  10. Reversible Electrowetting of Vertically Aligned Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanofibers

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    Heikenfeld, Jason

    Reversible Electrowetting of Vertically Aligned Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanofibers Manjeet S (electrowetting) of vertically aligned superhydrophobic carbon nanofibers has been investigated. Carbon nanofibers, and hydrophobized with fluoropolymer. This nanostructured scaffold exhibited superhydrophobic behavior for saline

  11. Building bus rapid transit into the existing public transit system : competition and integration of BRT and the Urban Rail Transit in cities in China

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    Zhan, Yun, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BRT is a new type of bus transit with high speed and capacity. With its advantages and benefits, BRT is getting popular in the world, including China. Since BRT and urban rail transit (URT) are both rapid public transports, ...

  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. [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Buffalo District, Buffalo, New York 14207 (United States)] [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Buffalo District, Buffalo, New York 14207 (United States); Fort, E. Joseph; Lorenz, William [Cabrera Services (Cabrera) East Harford, CT 06108 (United States)] [Cabrera Services (Cabrera) East Harford, CT 06108 (United States); Mills, Andy [Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. (Shaw) Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (United States)] [Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. (Shaw) Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. J. Field Ornithol. 79(4):381390, 2008 DOI: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2008.00195.x Distribution of California Black Rails

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    Beissinger, Steven R.

    en la regi´on del valle de Sacramento para determinar la distribuci´on y residencia del Ralido Negro foothills and Sacramento Valley region to determine the distribution and residency of Black Rails, estimate

  14. Models of Mathematics Curriculum Development in Egypt Fayez M. Mina, MA PhD C.Math FIMA

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    417 Models of Mathematics Curriculum Development in Egypt Fayez M. Mina, MA PhD C.Math FIMA, Roxy, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt fmmina@link.com.eg Abstract The need for developing mathematics curricula was clarified. Models of mathematics curriculum development in Egypt were identified as

  15. 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

  16. 6. Multiple sequence alignment methods In Chapter 5, we assumed that a reasonable multiple sequence alignment was already

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    Xie, Jun

    6. Multiple sequence alignment methods In Chapter 5, we assumed that a reasonable multiple sequence sequences. Biologists produce high quality multiple sequence alignments by hand using expert knowledge of protein sequence evolution. Importance factors include: specific sorts of columns in alignments

  17. Mask-to-wafer alignment system

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    Sweatt, William C.; Tichenor, Daniel A.; Haney, Steven J.

    2003-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A modified beam splitter that has a hole pattern that is symmetric in one axis and anti-symmetric in the other can be employed in a mask-to-wafer alignment device. The device is particularly suited for rough alignment using visible light. The modified beam splitter transmits and reflects light from a source of electromagnetic radiation and it includes a substrate that has a first surface facing the source of electromagnetic radiation and second surface that is reflective of said electromagnetic radiation. The substrate defines a hole pattern about a central line of the substrate. In operation, an input beam from a camera is directed toward the modified beam splitter and the light from the camera that passes through the holes illuminates the reticle on the wafer. The light beam from the camera also projects an image of a corresponding reticle pattern that is formed on the mask surface of the that is positioned downstream from the camera. Alignment can be accomplished by detecting the radiation that is reflected from the second surface of the modified beam splitter since the reflected radiation contains both the image of the pattern from the mask and a corresponding pattern on the wafer.

  18. 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

    2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Dye alignment in luminescent solar concentrators: I. Vertical alignment for improved waveguide coupling

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    Mulder, Carlijn L.; Reusswig, Phil D.; Velazquez, Amador M.; Kim, Heekyung; Rotschild, Carmel; Baldo, Marc

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) use dye molecules embedded in a flat-plate waveguide to absorb solar radiation. Ideally, the dyes re-emit the absorbed light into waveguide modes that are coupled to solar cells. But some photons are always lost, re-emitted through the face of the LSC and coupled out of the waveguide. In this work, we improve the fundamental efficiency limit of an LSC by controlling the orientation of dye molecules using a liquid crystalline host. First, we present a theoretical model for the waveguide trapping efficiency as a function of dipole orientation. Next, we demonstrate an increase in the trapping efficiency from 66% for LSCs with no dye alignment to 81% for a LSC with vertical dye alignment. Finally, we show that the enhanced trapping efficiency is preserved for geometric gains up to 30, and demonstrate that an external diffuser can alleviate weak absorption in LSCs with vertically-aligned dyes.

  20. Linear and angular retroreflecting interferometric alignment target

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    Maxey, L. Curtis (Powell, TN)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. QA in the design and fabrication of the TMI-2 rail cask

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    Hayes, G.R.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EGandG Idaho, Inc., acting on behalf of the US Department of Energy, is responsible for transporting core debris from Three Mile Island-Unit 2 to the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Transportation of the debris is being accomplished using an NRC licensed container, called the NuPac 125-B. This paper describes the NuPac 125-B Rail Cask and the quality assurance (QA) requirements for that system. Also discussed are the QA roles of the various organizations involved in designing, building, inspecting and testing the NuPac 125-B. The paper presents QA/QC systems implemented during the design, procurement, and fabrication of the cask to assure compliance with all applicable technical codes, standards and regulations. It also goes beyond the requirements aspect and describes unique QA/QC measures employed to assure that the cask was built with minimum QA problems. Finally, the lessons learned from the NuPac 125-B project is discussed. 4 refs., 4 figs.

  2. Close-in blasting at the TRI-MET light rail tunnels in Portland, Oregon

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    Revey, G.F.; Painter, D.Z.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Frontier/Traylor Joint Venture is presently constructing a section of the Tri-County Metropolitan Transit District of Oregon`s (TRI-MET) Westside Light Rail System. This new section will extend Portland`s existing transit system to the western suburbs of Beaverton and Hillsboro. The drill-blast excavations at this project include 10,000 feet of 20 foot tunnel, 18 cross passages, three shafts, an underground railway station, and a U-wall open cut. From a blast designer`s perspective, this job has been extremely challenging. Blast vibration is limited to 0.5 ips at 200 feet or at the nearest structure, and airblast is limited to 129 dB--linear peak and 96 dB--C scale. The tunnels pass under heavily built up areas and have top of tunnel to surface cover distances as low as 70 feet. Surface blasting in the 26,000 cubic yard U-wall excavation was limited to five short nighttime periods due to its proximity to the very busy highway 26. This paper describes the techniques that were used to develop safe blasting designs for the TRI-MET Surface blasts and tunnel rounds. It also discusses the measures that were necessary to mitigate noise, vibration, and flyrock.

  3. Vertically aligned biaxially textured molybdenum thin films

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    Krishnan, Rahul [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); Riley, Michael [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); Lee, Sabrina [US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Benet Labs, Watervliet, New York 12189 (United States); Lu, Toh-Ming [Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)

    2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Vertically aligned, biaxially textured molybdenum nanorods were deposited using dc magnetron sputtering with glancing flux incidence (alpha = 85 degrees with respect to the substrate normal) and a two-step substrate-rotation mode. These nanorods were identified with a body-centered cubic crystal structure. The formation of a vertically aligned biaxial texture with a [110] out-of-plane orientation was combined with a [-110] in-plane orientation. The kinetics of the growth process was found to be highly sensitive to an optimum rest time of 35 seconds for the two-step substrate rotation mode. At all other rest times, the nanorods possessed two separate biaxial textures each tilted toward one flux direction. While the in-plane texture for the vertical nanorods maintains maximum flux capture area, inclined Mo nanorods deposited at alpha = 85 degrees without substrate rotation display a [-1-1-4] in-plane texture that does not comply with the maximum flux capture area argument. Finally, an in situ capping film was deposited with normal flux incidence over the biaxially textured vertical nanorods resulting in a thin film over the porous nanorods. This capping film possessed the same biaxial texture as the nanorods and could serve as an effective substrate for the epitaxial growth of other functional materials.

  4. Manipulation of plasma grating by impulsive molecular alignment

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    Lu, Peifen; Wu, Jian; Zeng, Heping [State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China)

    2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We experimentally demonstrated that multiphoton-ionization-induced plasma grating in air could be precisely manipulated by impulsive molecular alignment. In the linear region, the impulsively aligned molecules modulated the diffraction efficiency of the plasma grating for a time-delayed femtosecond laser pulse. In the nonlinear region, the third harmonic generation from the plasma grating was either enhanced or suppressed by following the alignment of the molecules.

  5. advance alignment system: Topics by E-print Network

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    (TA) algorithm to process large collections of Chinese questions Hsu, Wen-Lian 210 Hydrogen Evolution on Hydrophobic Aligned Carbon Nanotube Physics Websites Summary: Hydrogen...

  6. 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 ...

  7. alignment works generacion: Topics by E-print Network

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    some slides from: Altman, Fernandez-Baca, Batzoglou, Craven Schrmann, Michael 29 Alan Turing, Marshall Hall, and the Alignment Mathematics Websites Summary: Alan Turing,...

  8. alignment material properties: Topics by E-print Network

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    the thermoelectric proper- ties of VSSL structures using Walker, D. Greg 9 Composite THz materials using aligned metallic and semiconductor microwires, experiments and...

  9. aligned carbon nanotube: Topics by E-print Network

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    Contact Transfer Printing of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterns and Characterization materials. For many promising nanomaterials, includ- ing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), major...

  10. aligned carbon nanotubes: Topics by E-print Network

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    Contact Transfer Printing of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterns and Characterization materials. For many promising nanomaterials, includ- ing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), major...

  11. Multi-rate HMMs for Word Alignment Elif Eyigoz

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    Gildea, Daniel

    people who sell eyeglasses gözlükçülerimizden Figure 1: Turkish word aligned to an English phrase. der

  12. aligned genomic regions: Topics by E-print Network

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    Biology and Medicine Websites Summary: @iro.umontreal.ca Keywords: Comparative Genomics, Gene order, Duplication, Loss, Linear Programming, Alignment, Bacillus, t, at best,...

  13. aligned zno nanowire: Topics by E-print Network

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    Nearly Twin-Defect Free, and Transfer. These nanowires with uniform diameters are self-aligned in direction in the plane of (100). The dependence heterostructures with...

  14. aligned pd nanowire: Topics by E-print Network

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    Nearly Twin-Defect Free, and Transfer. These nanowires with uniform diameters are self-aligned in direction in the plane of (100). The dependence heterostructures with...

  15. aligned zno nanowires: Topics by E-print Network

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    Nearly Twin-Defect Free, and Transfer. These nanowires with uniform diameters are self-aligned in direction in the plane of (100). The dependence heterostructures with...

  16. 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...

  17. alignment search tool: Topics by E-print Network

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    Search Tool Jonathan M. Urbach Biotechnology Websites Summary: Searching: BLAST: NCBI, Web Interface: http:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govBLAST WuBLAST http Sequence Alignment:...

  18. Galaxy pairs align with galactic filaments

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    Tempel, Elmo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  19. Steerable wavelet analysis of CMB structures alignment

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    P. Vielva; Y. Wiaux; E. Martinez-Gonzalez; P. Vandergheynst

    2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reviews the application of a novel methodology for analysing the isotropy of the universe by probing the alignment of local structures in the CMB. The strength of the proposed methodology relies on the steerable wavelet filtering of the CMB signal. One the one hand, the filter steerability renders the computation of the local orientation of the CMB features affordable in terms of computation time. On the other hand, the scale-space nature of the wavelet filtering allows to explore the alignment of the local structures at different scales, probing possible different phenomena. We present the WMAP first-year data analysis recently performed by the same authors (Wiaux et al.), where an extremely significant anisotropy was found. In particular, a preferred plane was detected, having a normal direction with a northern end position close to the northern end of the CMB dipole axis. In addition, a most preferred direction was found in that plane, with a northern end direction very close to the north ecliptic pole. This result synthesised for the first time previously reported anomalies identified in the direction of the dipole and the ecliptic poles axes. In a forthcoming paper (Vielva et al.), we have extended our analysis to the study of individual frequency maps finding first indications for discarding foregrounds as the origin of the anomaly. We have also tested that the preferred orientations are defined by structures homogeneously distributed in the sky, rather than from localised regions. We have also analysed the WMAP 3-year data, finding the same anomaly pattern, although at a slightly lower significance level.

  20. Balkan South-East Corpora Aligned to English Elena Paskaleva

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    Avgustinova, Tania

    Balkan South-East Corpora Aligned to English Elena Paskaleva Institute for Parallel Processing The paper describes the new corpus of 9 Balkan Southeast languages (BSEC) aligned to English with a volume partner proposed the portal known as Balkan-News, http://www.setimes.org. The languages presented

  1. School/College Priorities Aligned with Campus Strategic Framework

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    School/College Priorities Aligned with Campus Strategic Framework April 2009 Every school, guiding framework. This document highlights priorities/efforts in each school/college that are specifically aligned to advance the campus priorities. · College of Agricultural & Life Sciences · School

  2. The Alignment effect of brightest cluster galaxies in the SDSS

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    Kim, R. S. J. [Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); Annis, J. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Strauss, M. A. [Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); Lupton, R. H. [Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); Bahcall, N. A. [Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); Gunn, J. E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); Kepner, J. V. [MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA (United States); Postman, M. [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most vital observational clues for unraveling the origin of Brightest Cluster Galaxies (BCG) is the observed alignment of the BCGs with their host cluster and its surroundings. We have examined the BCG-cluster alignment effect, using clusters of galaxies detected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We find that the BCGs are preferentially aligned with the principal axis of their hosts, to a much higher redshift (z >~ 0.3) than probed by previous studies (z <~ 0.1). The alignment effect strongly depends on the magnitude difference of the BCG and the second and third brightest cluster members: we find a strong alignment effect for the dominant BCGs, while less dominant BCGs do not show any departure from random alignment with respect to the cluster. We therefore claim that the alignment process originates from the same process that makes the BCG grow dominant, be it direct mergers in the early stage of cluster formation, or a later process that resembles the galactic cannibalism scenario. We do not find strong evidence for (or against) redshift evolution between 0alignment with redshift, richness and morphology of both the cluster and the BCG.

  3. Finding functional sequence elements by multiple local alignment

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    Weng, Zhiping

    theoretical contributions to this classic but unsolved problem are presented here: a method to determine the width of the aligned motif automatic- ally; and a technique for calculating the statistical signi sampling technique to optimize the alignment, we discovered that simu- lated annealing approaches perform

  4. Problems with the Titanium Type System for Alignment of Collectives

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    Zakhor, Avideh

    Problems with the Titanium Type System for Alignment of Collectives Amir Kamil, Titanium Group, UC on the user to do so manually. The Titanium language [2] is unique in that it attempts to prove alignment it uses, has been implemented in the Titanium compiler for many years. Through our extensive experience

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

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    Stynes, J. K.; Ihas, B.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Apparatus for connecting aligned abutted tubes

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    Williams, R.E.

    1984-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. aligned phospholipid multi-bilayer: Topics by E-print Network

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    learn- ing 1, 3, 13Sparse Manifold Alignment Chang Wang IBM Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights, NY chwang Abstract Previous approaches to manifold alignment are based on...

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - aligned bicelles measured Sample Search...

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    orientation. Alignment of bicelles and detergent micelles in dilute liquid crystalline media9 is not possible... be used to align the micellebicelle,10 but instead we utilize a...

  9. aligned single-walled carbon: Topics by E-print Network

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    Page Topic Index 1 Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Materials Science Websites Summary: Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned...

  10. aligned multi-walled carbon: Topics by E-print Network

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    1 Structural annealing of carbon coated aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube sheets Materials Science Websites Summary: Structural annealing of carbon coated aligned multi-walled...

  11. Dendrite-Free Lithium Deposition with Self-Aligned Nanorod Structure...

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    Dendrite-Free Lithium Deposition with Self-Aligned Nanorod Structure. Dendrite-Free Lithium Deposition with Self-Aligned Nanorod Structure. Abstract: Suppressing lithium (Li)...

  12. aligning multiple-chain protein: Topics by E-print Network

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    Algorithm) Why align two protein or DNA sequences? 0 Determine whether Newby, Gregory B. 8 Protein Multiple Sequence Alignment Chuong B. Do and Kazutaka Katoh Biology and...

  13. Fourier-transform and global contrast interferometer alignment methods

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    Goldberg, Kenneth A. (Berkeley, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Dye alignment in luminescent solar concentrators: II. Horizontal alignment for energy harvesting in linear polarizers

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    Mulder, Carlijn L.; Reusswig, Phil D.; Beyler, A. P.; Kim, Heekyung; Rotschild, Carmel; Baldo, Marc

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe Linearly Polarized Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LP-LSCs) to replace conventional, purely absorptive, linear polarizers in energy harvesting applications. As a proof of concept, we align 3-(2-Benzothiazolyl)-N,N-diethylumbelliferylamine (Coumarin 6) and 4-dicyanomethyl-6-dimethylaminostiryl-4H-pyran (DCM) dye molecules linearly in the plane of the substrate using a polymerizable liquid crystal host. We show that up to 38% of the photons polarized on the long axis of the dye molecules can be coupled to the edge of the device for an LP-LSC based on Coumarin 6 with an order parameter of 0.52.

  15. 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.

    Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accidents on Freight Rail Corridors Chen-Yu Lin, Mohd Rapik Saat. Comprehensive understanding of train accidents on shared-use corridors is critical for rational allocation of resources to reduce train accident risk. Nevertheless, little research has been undertaken to quantify

  16. Radiative Torques on Interstellar Grains; 2, Grain Alignment

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    Draine, B T; Weingartner, Joseph C.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiative torques on irregular dust grains, in addition to producing superthermal rotation, play a direct dynamical role in the alignment of interstellar dust with the local magnetic field. The equations governing the orientation of spinning, precessing grains are derived; H_2 formation torques and paramagnetic dissipation are included in the dynamics. Stationary solutions (constant alignment angle and spin rate) are found; these solutions may be stable ("attractors") or unstable ("repellors"). The equations of motion are numerically integrated for three exemplary irregular grain geometries, exposed to anisotropic radiation with the spectrum of interstellar starlight. The resulting "trajectory maps" are classified as "noncyclic", "semicyclic", or "cyclic", with examples of each given. We find that radiative torques result in rapid grain alignment, even in the absence of paramagnetic dissipation. It appears that radiative torques due to starlight can account for the observed alignment of interstellar grains wi...

  17. Alignments of Galaxy Group Shapes with Large Scale Structure

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    Paz, Dante J; Merchán, Manuel; Padilla, Nelson

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we analyse the alignment of galaxy groups with the surrounding large scale structure traced by spectroscopic galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7. We characterise these alignments by means of an extension of the classical two-point cross-correlation function, developed by Paz et al. 2008 (arXiv:0804.4477, MNRAS 389 1127). We find a strong alignment signal between the projected major axis of group shapes and the surrounding galaxy distribution up to scales of 30 Mpc/h. This observed anisotropy signal becomes larger as the galaxy group mass increases, in excellent agreement with the corresponding predicted alignment obtained from mock catalogues and LCDM cosmological simulations. These measurements provide new direct evidence of the adequacy of the gravitational instability picture to describe the large-scale structure formation of our Universe.

  18. Optimizing a global alignment of protein interaction networks

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    Ma, C.-Y.

    Motivation: The global alignment of protein interaction networks is a widely studied problem. It is an important first step in understanding the relationship between the proteins in different species and identifying ...

  19. Functionality Tuning in Vertically Aligned Nanocomposite Thin Films 

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    Chen, Aiping

    2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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 on a given substrate...

  20. EURODISPLAY 2002 529 P-40: Photo-Aligned VAN LCD

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    with unpolarized light that makes this technique very promising for the mass production application [5 of JALS-2021-R2 (PI) (Japan Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd) as aligning layers with the thickness of 30 nm

  1. Aligning Perspectives and Methods for Value-Driven Design

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    Ross, Adam Michael

    Recent years have seen a push to use explicit consideration of “value” in order to drive design. This paper conveys the need to explicitly align perspectives on “value” with the method used to quantify “value.” Various ...

  2. Chemical strategies for die/wafer submicron alignment and bonding.

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    Martin, James Ellis; Baca, Alicia I.; Chu, Dahwey; Rohwer, Lauren Elizabeth Shea

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This late-start LDRD explores chemical strategies that will enable sub-micron alignment accuracy of dies and wafers by exploiting the interfacial energies of chemical ligands. We have micropatterned commensurate features, such as 2-d arrays of micron-sized gold lines on the die to be bonded. Each gold line is functionalized with alkanethiol ligands before the die are brought into contact. The ligand interfacial energy is minimized when the lines on the die are brought into registration, due to favorable interactions between the complementary ligand tails. After registration is achieved, standard bonding techniques are used to create precision permanent bonds. We have computed the alignment forces and torque between two surfaces patterned with arrays of lines or square pads to illustrate how best to maximize the tendency to align. We also discuss complex, aperiodic patterns such as rectilinear pad assemblies, concentric circles, and spirals that point the way towards extremely precise alignment.

  3. Towards the Development of a Web-based Alignment Platform 

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    Schnober, Carsten

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, a platform is developed that makes existing sentence and word alignment tools available as web services. The tools implemented are Hunalign and GIZA++; after creating wrappers and format converters, they are embedded into a pipeline...

  4. Optical Alignment System for the PHENIX Muon Tracking Chambers

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    J. Murata; A. Al-Jamel; R. L. Armendariz; M. L. Brooks; T. Horaguchi; N. Kamihara; H. Kobayashi; D. M. Lee; T. -A. Shibata; W. E. Sondheim

    2002-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A micron-precision optical alignment system (OASys) for the PHENIX muon tracking chambers is developed. To ensure the required mass resolution of vector meson detection, the relative alignment between three tracking station chambers must be monitored with a precision of 25$\\mu$m. The OASys is a straightness monitoring system comprised of a light source, lens and CCD camera, used for determining the initial placement as well as for monitoring the time dependent movement of the chambers on a micron scale.

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

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    A. Lazarian

    2002-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Long-term assessment of the oil spill at Bahia Las Minas, Panama. Interim report. Volume 1: Executive summary

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    Keller, B.D.; Jackson, J.B.C.

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On April 27, 1986, at least 8 million liters of medium-weight crude oil spilled from a ruptured storage tank into the Bahia Las Minas on the Caribbean Coast of Panama. Coral reefs, seagrass communities, and mangroves were affected. The area of the spill was also the location of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Galeta Laboratory where resident and visiting scientists have been studying the ecology of the Bahia Las Minas and the adjacent areas for over 15 years. Because this was a unique opportunity to assess the immediate biological effects following a major spill in the Caribbean region and to monitor the subsequent recovery, the U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service supported a 5-year environmental study. The objectives of the study are to identify any long-term changes in the marine environment that may have resulted from the spill and to understand the ecological processes causing such changes. This is the first report from the study and addresses the effects observed during the first two years of the effort.

  7. Long-term assessment of the oil spill at Bahia Las Minas, Panama. Interim report. Volume 2: Technical report

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    Keller, B.D.; Jackson, J.B.C.

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On April 27, 1986, at least 8 million liters of medium-weight crude oil spilled from a ruptured storage tank into the Bahia Las Minas on the Caribbean Coast of Panama. Coral reefs, seagrass communities, and mangroves were affected. The area of the spill was also the location of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Galeta Laboratory where resident and visiting scientists have been studying the ecology of the Bahia Las Minas and the adjacent areas for over 15 years. Because this was a unique opportunity to assess the immediate biological effects following a major spill in the Caribbean region and to monitor the subsequent recovery, the U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service supported a 5-year environmental study. The objectives of the study are to identify any long-term changes in the marine environment that may have resulted from the spill and to understand the ecological processes causing such changes. This is the first report from the study and addresses the effects observed during the first two years of the effort.

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

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    -CONCRETE COMPOSITE BEAMS STRENGTHENED WITH HIGH MODULUS CARBON FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER (CFRP) MATERIALS by MINA Strengthened with High Modulus Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Materials. (Under the direction of Dr to kindly acknowledge the generous financial support and donation of the carbon fiber materials provided

  9. Apparatus for monitoring X-ray beam alignment

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    Steinmeyer, P.A.

    1991-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Relay telescope for high power laser alignment system

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

    2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. 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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  12. Functionality Tuning in Vertically Aligned Nanocomposite Thin Films

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    Chen, Aiping

    2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Aligned Nanocolumnar TC Curie Temperature TEM Transmission Electron Microscopy TMI Metal-Insulator Transition Temperature TMR Tunnel Magnetoresistance PLD Pulsed Laser Deposition PLOAD Pulsed Laser Oblique-Angle Deposition VAN Vertically Aligned... structure. ................ 5 FIG. 1.2. (a) Electronic phase diagram of La1-xSrxMnO3 (Reproduced from Ref. 14). (b) TC versus tolerance factor t from equation (1-1) for the system A0.7A?0.3MnO3 (Reproduced from Ref. 15). 14, 15...

  13. LHCb's Real-Time Alignment in Run2

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    Batozskaya, Varvara

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stable, precise spatial alignment and PID calibration are necessary to achieve optimal detector performances. During Run2, LHCb will have a new real-time detector alignment and calibration to reach equivalent performances in the online and offline reconstruction. This offers the opportunity to optimise the event selection by applying stronger constraints as well as hadronic particle identification at the trigger level. The required computing time constraints are met thanks to a new dedicated framework using the multi-core farm infrastructure for the trigger.

  14. Textile Reinforcements Based on Aligned Flax Fibres for Structural Composites

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    1 Textile Reinforcements Based on Aligned Flax Fibres for Structural Composites S. Goutianosa,b , T fibre composites are based on random discontinuous fibre composite systems. The development in load bearing applications. Similar to traditional composite polymer materials, high-performance natural

  15. GER 320 (Germany Today) Course Outcomes and Programmatic Alignment

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    Mayfield, John

    1 GER 320 (Germany Today) Course Outcomes and Programmatic Alignment Students will be able, conduct presentations, and produce texts relevant to contemporary issues in Germany and the German-speaking countries Individual and small group presentations Final project on important issues in Germany 1a

  16. Complete integration of the aligned Newman Tamburino Maxwell solutions

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    Liselotte De Groote; Norbert Van den Bergh

    2008-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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. Lateral Distribution for Aligned Events in Muon Groups Deep Underground

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

    2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Structure-based Methods to Enhance Geospatial Ontology Alignment

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    Cruz, Isabel F.

    Structure-based Methods to Enhance Geospatial Ontology Alignment William Sunna and Isabel F. Cruz 60607, USA [wsunna,ifc]@cs.uic.edu Abstract. In geospatial applications with heterogeneous on a set of geospatial ontologies pertaining to the domain of wetlands and on four sets that belong

  19. Eye Perturbation Approach for Robust Recognition of Inaccurately Aligned Faces

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    Bowyer, Kevin W.

    Eye Perturbation Approach for Robust Recognition of Inaccurately Aligned Faces Jaesik Min, Kevin W of the locations of facial features, such as the center of eyes, that are marked either manually or automatically. It is not guaranteed, however, that we always obtain the exact or optimal locations of the eye centers, and using

  20. A BOLD NEW CURRICULUM ALIGNS PHYSICIAN EDUCATION WITH OUR

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    , dramatic new research discoveries, personalized medicine, health care reform ­ the pace of medical change, one in which genetics, health care reform, technology and more will exert strong influencesA BOLD NEW CURRICULUM ALIGNS PHYSICIAN EDUCATION WITH OUR FUTURE HEALTH CARE #12;A century ago

  1. Matching protein structures with fuzzy alignments Richard Blankenbecler*, Mattias Ohlsson

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    Lunds Universitet,

    of iteration parameters for a wide range of proteins. algorithm dynamical programming fuzzy assignment mean programming methods gives rise to an assignment matrix mimicking the sequence-alignment proce- dure. One Peterson , and Markus Ringne´r *Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, P.O. Box 4349, Stanford, CA 94309

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

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    Vosselman, George

    efforts to fully automate the process of building extraction show good progress [Henricsson and Baltsavias are to be adapted in order to improve the alignment. 1 INTRODUCTION Future (geographical) information systems, 1997, Steinhage, 1997], it is clear that under many circumstances automation is extremely difficult

  3. Linear Tuning and Estimates for the Initial Beam Based Alignment

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    of the magnetic centre of the magnets with respect to the local BPM (i.e. determination of BPM offsets), and 2 is "zeroed" at each down stream BPM. The position of the beam with respect to the magnet centres is then given by the accuracy to which the BPM offset was determined (point 1 above.) After beam-based alignment

  4. Black hole mergers: do gas discs lead to spin alignment?

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    Giuseppe Lodato; Davide Gerosa

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this Letter we revisit arguments suggesting that the Bardeen-Petterson effect can coalign the spins of a central supermassive black hole binary accreting from a circumbinary (or circumnuclear) gas disc. We improve on previous estimates by adding the dependence on system parameters, and noting that the nonlinear nature of warp propagation in a thin viscous disc affects alignment. This reduces the disc's ability to communicate the warp, and can severely reduce the effectiveness of disc-assisted spin alignment. We test our predictions with a Monte Carlo realization of random misalignments and accretion rates and we find that the outcome depends strongly on the spin magnitude. We estimate a generous upper limit to the probability of alignment by making assumptions which favour it throughout. Even with these assumptions, about 40% of black holes with $a \\gtrsim 0.5$ do not have time to align with the disc. If the residual misalignment is not small and it is maintained down to the final coalescence phase this can give a powerful recoil velocity to the merged hole. Highly spinning black holes are thus more likely of being subject to strong recoils, the occurrence of which is currently debated.

  5. 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

  6. Capacitive Proximity Communication with Distributed Alignment Sensing for Origami

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    Emami-Neyestanak, Azita

    visual resolution. Such increases in capa- bility require the development of specialized, highly in the biomedical market. Even with highly-integrated designs, the size of the system required can pose on implants in sensitive organs such as the eye, this alignment-and-adaptation operation needs to be energy

  7. aligned hydrogen molecules: Topics by E-print Network

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    aligned hydrogen molecules First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Interference effects in...

  8. 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

  9. Alignment of the stellar spin with the orbits of a three-planet system

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    Sanchis Ojeda, Roberto

    The Sun’s equator and the planets’ orbital planes are nearly aligned, which is presumably a consequence of their formation from a single spinning gaseous disk. For exoplanetary systems this well-aligned configuration is ...

  10. 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

  11. Aligning modes of organization with technology: Critical transactions in the reform of infrastructures

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Aligning modes of organization with technology: Critical transactions in the reform of their reform. Since infrastructures are characterized by strong technical complementarities, we explore the alignment between organization and technology and should be taken explicitly into account when reforming

  12. 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

  13. Statistical Assessment of Time and Mass Alignment Quality in Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

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    Velando, Isaac

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    to the upper (blue) time series by shifts in the time axis ....................... 3 3 The intensity-intensity plot for the template vs. aligned 01 data set ...................... 7 4 A normal Q-Q diagnostic plot for the template vs. aligned 01 data set... ................................................................................................ 14 8 A Q-Q diagnostic plot for the template vs. aligned 01 data set ........................... 15 9 The intensity-intensity plot along with the linear fit for the template vs. aligned 02 data set...

  14. Preparation of oriented and aligned H2 and HD by stimulated Raman pumping

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    Zare, Richard N.

    of hydrogen deuteride was prepared by SRP to investigate the effects of alignment on the reactivity for the Cl

  15. Surface Parameterization via Aligning Optimal Local Flattening Zhonggui Chen Ligang Liu

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    Liu, Ligang

    that may even have holes. We are much inspired by the recent work of local tangent space alignment (LTSA

  16. LA GESTION SANS BUDGET OU L'ALIGNEMENT DE LA FINANCE SUR LA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ­ 1 / 31 ­ LA GESTION SANS BUDGET OU L'ALIGNEMENT DE LA FINANCE SUR LA STRATEGIE Vassili JOANNIDES'alignement de la finance sur la strategie ? Dans les publications du BBRT, cette dernière est définie comme une gestion fondée sur l'alignement de la finance et du contrôle sur la stratégie L'alignement n'ayant jamais

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

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    & Publications Fact Sheet: Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Livermore (CORAL) Alignment: Achieving Management & Operational Excellence DOETechnologyTFFinal-Jun....

  18. How Stakeholder Engagement is Evolving at the Caldas Uranium Mining Site in Minas Gerais, Brazil - 13223

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    Booth, Peter M. [WSP Environment and Energy, Manchester (United Kingdom)] [WSP Environment and Energy, Manchester (United Kingdom); Da Silva, Nivaldo Carlos [CNEN, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil)] [CNEN, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil); Pereira de Oliveira, Alexandre; Cioffi Batagini, Regina Maria [CMPC, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil)] [CMPC, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil); Rangel, Heraldo Junior [INB, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil)] [INB, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil); Da Conceicao Estrella Abad, Maria [IBAMA, Brasilia (Brazil)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Caldas site is located in the Federal State of Minas Gerais in Brazil about 25 km from the city of Pocos de Caldas. While the city itself has 150,000 inhabitants there is a total population of around 0.5 million people living in an area that could potentially be influenced by the site. Uranium ore was mined and milled here between the years of 1982 and 1995, with ore extraction taking place from an open pit. Of the material removed, aside from that extracted for uranium, some was used on-site for road construction and building embankments while the remainder was disposed of onto two major rock piles. There are a number of potential historical and current environmental impacts to groundwater as a consequence of discharges into streams which then flow off site. The site is now undergoing a phase of decommissioning which includes the formulation and substantiation of a site remediation strategy. As part of a wider International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Project aimed at providing practical guidance for implementing a decommissioning and remediation plan at the site, WSP E and E were invited to lead a mission in order to provide advice on the importance and merits of stakeholder engagement and how to ultimately build an engagement program. In November 2011, WSP E and E met with personnel from the site operators, the Brazilian regulatory bodies and representatives from the local stakeholder community and explained the principles of stakeholder engagement and how the process had internationally evolved principally from a decide-announce-defend approach to a more formal two way mechanism of engagement. Historically there had been insufficient liaison between the site operator, the nuclear regulator and the environmental regulator. All parties had recognized that greater interaction was necessary. There had also been very little engagement with local stakeholders about the various activities on the site and the potential implications of these activities on human health and the environment. The main concerns of the local stakeholders were in relation to potential environmental impacts on groundwater and surface water as well as their lack of knowledge about the site's activities and how it might evolve over time. There was a feeling that the site brought no real benefit to the local community as local labor was rarely utilized when work was being undertaken. WSP E and E were asked many questions about stakeholder engagement processes and had to address a number of concerns relating to being able to construct and control an engagement program. Advice was provided on how to construct a phased program in a manner that would allow the site operator to demonstrate increased transparency and allow as wide a range of stakeholders as possible the opportunity to become engaged. We provided an important message in that engagement often had to be culture and project specific and that what might work in one country could not necessarily purely be transposed to another. Since the WSP E and E mission there has been evidence of a number of positive steps in many of the areas of stakeholder engagement related to the Caldas site. The nuclear and environmental regulators work in a more open and transparent manner and continue to undertake joint inspections of the Caldas site. They have agreed to develop a written agreement that will enable them to jointly assess and discuss the issues on the site. Both regulatory bodies had previously accompanied the site operator on a visit to the Wismut uranium mining area in Germany and as well as providing useful learning had also allowed the regulators to discuss some common issues, thus bringing them closer together. A local stakeholder group under the auspices of the Water Commission had previously been set up but now they are starting to have more regular meetings with the site operator and nuclear regulator. They are now additionally considering the formation of a site specific advisory board (based on similar lines to those at US legacy sites) in order to gain some further tec

  19. Alignment procedures for micro-optics Matthias Mohaupt, Erik Beckert, Ramona Eberhardt, Andreas Tnnermann

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The alignment of the collimating lens is the most important assembly task during the manufacturing of laser assembly time and the manufacturing costs. For these reasons, only alignment procedures that are adapted on selected micro-optical examples. Keywords: alignment, assembly, micro-optics, adhesive bonding, laser beam

  20. From Business Process to Component Architecture: Engineering Business to IT Alignment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    From Business Process to Component Architecture: Engineering Business to IT Alignment Karim Dahman--Maintaining the alignment between the Business and IT is of high strategic relevance in today's enterprise roadmap to ensure a clear conceptual alignment between the Business Processes and the Software Architectures. As our

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Protocol Utilisation de la Plateforme Galaxy pour alignement d'ARN I. Introduction

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    Abou Elela, Sherif

    size et step size pour améliorer le trim. Alignement * NGS : Mapping Bowtie2 ou NGS : RNA Analysis plusieurs logiciels pour faire l'alignement. Tophat utilise Bowtie pour faire un alignement primaire ensuite between Mate Pairs » du raw data, on peut également rouler Bowtie sur une partie des lectures pour avoir

  4. Alignment of LC-MS Data Using Peptide Features

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    Tang, Xincheng

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Spectrometry MALDI Matrix Assisted Laser 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... 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. SEQUEST correlates uninterpreted tandem mass spectra of peptides with amino acid...

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

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    Wang, George T; Li, Qiming

    2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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

    2007-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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. DOE Project 353: TAMS Prototype and production coupling alignment units

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    Field, K.V.

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TAMS is an electronic measurement system used to determine the alignment of turbine-generator shafts at the coupling interface. The displacement transducer is a strain gage based sensor mounted in a portable probe. The measurement system was experiencing zero input drift and temperature induced drift. This project endeavored to determine the source of these problems and to revise a unit to be returned to a customer, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), within a period of five weeks.

  8. Optimal alignment of mirror based pentaprisms for scanning deflectometric devices

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    Barber, Samuel K.; Geckeler, Ralf D.; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Gubarev, Mikhail V.; Buchheim, Jana; Siewert, Frank; Zeschke, Thomas

    2011-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In the recent work [Proc. of SPIE 7801, 7801-2/1-12 (2010), Opt. Eng. 50(5) (2011), in press], we have reported on improvement of the Developmental Long Trace Profiler (DLTP), a slope measuring profiler available at the Advanced Light Source Optical Metrology Laboratory, achieved by replacing the bulk pentaprism with a mirror based pentaprism (MBPP). An original experimental procedure for optimal mutual alignment of the MBPP mirrors has been suggested and verified with numerical ray tracing simulations. It has been experimentally shown that the optimally aligned MBPP allows the elimination of systematic errors introduced by inhomogeneity of the optical material and fabrication imperfections of the bulk pentaprism. In the present article, we provide the analytical derivation and verification of easily executed optimal alignment algorithms for two different designs of mirror based pentaprisms. We also provide an analytical description for the mechanism for reduction of the systematic errors introduced by a typical high quality bulk pentaprism. It is also shown that residual misalignments of an MBPP introduce entirely negligible systematic errors in surface slope measurements with scanning deflectometric devices.

  9. Design, construction, alignment, and calibration of a compact velocimetry experiment

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    Kaufman, Morris I.; Malone, Robert M.; Frogget, Brent C.; Romero, Vincent T.; Esquibel, David L.; Iverson, Adam; Lare, Gregory A.; Briggs, Bart; DeVore, Douglas; Cata, Brian; McGillivray, Kevin; Palagi, Martin; et al.,

    2007-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A velocimetry experiment has been designed to measure shock properties for small, cylindrical, metal targets (8 mm diameter × 2 mm thick). A target is accelerated by high explosives, caught, then retrieved for later inspection. The target is expected to move at a velocity of 0.1 to 3 km/sec. The complete experiment canister is ~105 mm in diameter and 380 mm long. Optical velocimetry diagnostics include the Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector (VISAR) and photon Doppler velocimetry (PDV). The packaging of the velocity diagnostics is not allowed to interfere with the foam catchment or an X-ray imaging diagnostic. Using commercial lenses, a single optical relay collects Doppler-shifted light for both VISAR and PDV. The use of fiber optics allows measurement of point velocities on the target surface for accelerations lasting for 3 mm of travel. Operating at 532 nm, the VISAR has separate illumination fibers requiring alignment. The PDV diagnostic operates at 1550 nm but is aligned and calibrated at 670 nm. VISAR and PDV diagnostics are complimentary measurements that image spots in close proximity on the target surface. Because the optical relay uses commercial glass, optical fibers’ axial positions are offset to compensate for chromatic aberrations. The optomechanical design requires careful attention to fiber management, mechanical assembly and disassembly, foam catchment design, and X-ray diagnostic field of view.Calibration and alignment data are archived at each assembly sequence stage. The photon budgets for the VISAR and PDV diagnostics are separately estimated.

  10. 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

    2015-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. 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.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  13. EIS-0250: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  14. EIS-0369: Amended Notice of Intent To Expand the Scope of the Environmental Impact Statement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  15. 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

    2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Design, Construction, Alignment, and Calibration of a Compact Velocimetry Experiment

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    Kaufman, Morris I.; Malone, Robert M.; Frogget, Brent C.; Esquibel, David L.; Romero, Vincent T.; Lare, Gregory A.; Briggs, Bart; Iverson, Adam J.; Frayer, Daniel K.; DeVore, Douglas; Cata, Brian

    2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A velocimetry experiment has been designed to measure shock properties for small cylindrical metal targets (8-mm-diameter by 2-mm thick). A target is accelerated by high explosives, caught, and retrieved for later inspection. The target is expected to move at a velocity of 0.1 to 3 km/sec. The complete experiment canister is approximately 105 mm in diameter and 380 mm long. Optical velocimetry diagnostics include the Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector (VISAR) and Photon Doppler Velocimetry (PDV). The packaging of the velocity diagnostics is not allowed to interfere with the catchment or an X-ray imaging diagnostic. A single optical relay, using commercial lenses, collects Doppler-shifted light for both VISAR and PDV. The use of fiber optics allows measurement of point velocities on the target surface during accelerations occurring over 15 mm of travel. The VISAR operates at 532 nm and has separate illumination fibers requiring alignment. The PDV diagnostic operates at 1550 nm, but is aligned and focused at 670 nm. The VISAR and PDV diagnostics are complementary measurements and they image spots in close proximity on the target surface. Because the optical relay uses commercial glass, the axial positions of the optical fibers for PDV and VISAR are offset to compensate for chromatic aberrations. The optomechanical design requires careful attention to fiber management, mechanical assembly and disassembly, positioning of the foam catchment, and X-ray diagnostic field-of-view. Calibration and alignment data are archived at each stage of the assembly sequence.

  17. All diamond self-aligned thin film transistor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gerbi, Jennifer (Champaign, IL)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A substantially all diamond transistor with an electrically insulating substrate, an electrically conductive diamond layer on the substrate, and a source and a drain contact on the electrically conductive diamond layer. An electrically insulating diamond layer is in contact with the electrically conductive diamond layer, and a gate contact is on the electrically insulating diamond layer. The diamond layers may be homoepitaxial, polycrystalline, nanocrystalline or ultrananocrystalline in various combinations.A method of making a substantially all diamond self-aligned gate transistor is disclosed in which seeding and patterning can be avoided or minimized, if desired.

  18. Direct and alignment-insensitive measurement of cantilever curvature

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    Hermans, Rodolfo I.; Aeppli, Gabriel [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London (United Kingdom); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London (United Kingdom); Bailey, Joe M. [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London (United Kingdom); Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology, University College London, London (United Kingdom)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. CBEI: Aligning Owners and Service Providers - 2015 Peer Review | Department

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

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

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    N /A

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Self-aligned nanostructures created by swift heavy ion irradiation

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    Gehrke, Hans-Gregor; Nix, Anne-Katrin; Hofsaess, Hans [2. Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Goettingen, Friedrich-Hundplatz 1, D-37077 Goettingen (Germany); Krauser, Johann [Hochschule Harz, Friedrichstrasse 57-59, D-38855 Wernigerode (Germany); Trautmann, Christina [GSI Helmholzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, Planckstr. 1, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Weidinger, Alois [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin (Germany)

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) swift heavy ions create conducting tracks of about 8 nm in diameter. To apply these nanowires and implement them into nanodevices, they have to be contacted and gated. In the present work, we demonstrate the fabrication of conducting vertical nanostructures in ta-C together with self-aligned gate electrodes. A multilayer assembly is irradiated with GeV heavy ions and subsequently exposed to several selective etching processes. The samples consist of a Si wafer as substrate covered by a thin ta-C layer. On top is deposited a SiN{sub x} film for insulation, a Cr layer as electrode, and finally a polycarbonate film as ion track template. Chemical track etching opens nanochannels in the polymer which are self-aligned with the conducting tracks in ta-C because they are produced by the same ions. Through the pores in the polymer template, the Cr and SiN{sub x} layers are opened by ion beam sputtering and plasma etching, respectively. The resulting structure consists of nanowires embedded in the insulating carbon matrix with a built in gate electrode and has potential application as gated field emission cathode.

  2. The Collaborate Calibration and Alignment of Button-type BPM

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    Yuan, Jiandong; Zhang, Bin; Yao, Junjie

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Beam position monitor (BPM) can easily reinforce the handling of beam orbits and measure the absolute beam position [1]. Its data can be used to optimize and correct beam in both first turn and closed orbit mode. In order to set the absolute center position of Button-type BPM, and formulate the offset between mechanic and electronic center precisely, we mounted BPM together with solenoid on a vertical rotated test-bench when its calibration takes out, and developed transform software to calculate the offset. This paper describes the method and process of collaborate calibration: the assembly and alignment of BPM itself on the designed work-bench; the mechanic calibration of bundle BPM-Solenoid, and the alignment of mechanic to the wire center used by Laser Tracker and Portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM) jointly; the connection of coaxial cable and read-out for electronics; the electronic calibration of bundle BPM-Solenoid. Form the above four steps, the author analyses the error sources, measures an...

  3. 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

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

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    Stein, Itai Y

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. 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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. BS-Seeker2: a versatile aligning pipeline for bisulfite sequencing data

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RL: MethylCoder: software pipeline for bisulfite-treateda versatile aligning pipeline for bisulfite sequencing dataof BS Seeker, as a full pipeline for mapping bisulfite

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

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. BS-Seeker2: a versatile aligning pipeline for bisulfite sequencing data

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    gapped-read alignment with Bowtie 2. Nat Methods 2012, 9:purpose short read mapper, Bowtie [6]. Subsequently, similarintegrating Bowtie2 [14], Bowtie [6], SOAP [15] and RMAP [

  9. Rail transportation update

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Rail Planning Timeline

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

    inspections, Safety Assurance and Compliance Program (SACP) findings concerning track and signal system safety issues and other appropriate information sources (SCOP RII-1). *...

  11. rail regulatory matrix

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

    from railroad operations. 6 The state role in highway regulations related to substance abuse is confined to a limited discretion available to states in excepting certain persons...

  12. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

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  13. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

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  14. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  15. Rail Coal Transportation Rates

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2013-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Nematic elastomers with aligned carbon nanotubes: new electromechanical actuators

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    S. Courty; J. Mine; A. R. Tajbakhsh; E. M. Terentjev

    2003-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate, for the first time, the large electromechanical response in nematic liquid crystalline elastomers filled with a very low (~0.01%) concentration of carbon nanotubes, aligned along the nematic director at preparation. The nanotubes create a very large effective dielectric anisotropy of the composite. Their local field-induced torque is transmitted to the rubber-elastic network and is registered as the exerted uniaxial stress of order ~1kPa in response to a constant field of order ~1MV/m. We investigate the dependence of the effect on field strength, nanotube concentration and reproducibility under multiple field-on and -off cycles. The results indicate the potential of the nanotube-nematic elastomer composites as electrically driven actuators.

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

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Lagrangian Relaxation Applied to Sparse Global Network Alignment

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    El-Kebir, Mohammed; Klau, Gunnar W

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Data on molecular interactions is increasing at a tremendous pace, while the development of solid methods for analyzing this network data is lagging behind. This holds in particular for the field of comparative network analysis, where one wants to identify commonalities between biological networks. Since biological functionality primarily operates at the network level, there is a clear need for topology-aware comparison methods. In this paper we present a method for global network alignment that is fast and robust, and can flexibly deal with various scoring schemes taking both node-to-node correspondences as well as network topologies into account. It is based on an integer linear programming formulation, generalizing the well-studied quadratic assignment problem. We obtain strong upper and lower bounds for the problem by improving a Lagrangian relaxation approach and introduce the software tool natalie 2.0, a publicly available implementation of our method. In an extensive computational study on protein inte...

  20. 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

    2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. 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., E-mail: msarnold@wisc.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1509 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

    2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. The Proceedings of the 5th International TFT Conference Self-alignment techniques for fabricating

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    -aligned the channel passivation in back-channel passivated TFTs to the gate. To process (2) we self-aligned the source-drain, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA Abstract We previously demonstrated highly stable back- channel cut and back-channel passivated amorphous silicon thin-film transistors (a-Si:H TFTs) made at 300o

  3. Comparison of large-scale field-aligned currents under sunlit and dark ionospheric conditions

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    Higuchi, Tomoyuki

    geomagnetic activity as measured by the IMF BZ component. Result 1 can be partially explained in termsComparison of large-scale field-aligned currents under sunlit and dark ionospheric conditions S-aligned currents (FACs) under sunlit and dark ionospheric conditions. A total of $74,000 auroral oval crossings

  4. Business and Information System Alignment: a Formal Solution for Telecom Services

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Business and Information System Alignment: a Formal Solution for Telecom Services Jacques Simonin1 to the company strategy. The business view represents the target organization of the considered company business view of telecom services. This solution is based on the definition of a strategic alignment

  5. Spontaneous Spatial Alignment of Polymer Cylindrical Nanodomains on Silicon Nitride Gratings

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    Sibener, Steven

    a simple method to align lying-down cylindrical domains of PS-b-PMMA in the trough regions of 555 nm deepSpontaneous Spatial Alignment of Polymer Cylindrical Nanodomains on Silicon Nitride Gratings Deepak to the orientation of the grating lines and essentially spans the width of the grating trough. The proposed mechanism

  6. 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

  7. Macro-scale Bubbles for Aligning Carbon Nanotubes Jordan Hoyt,1

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    UG-18 Macro-scale Bubbles for Aligning Carbon Nanotubes Jordan Hoyt,1 Shota Ushiba,2-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) exhibit high aspect ratios that can lead to extreme anisotropic mechanical-scale bubble structures to align SWCNTs in larger quantities and in less time compared to pre-existing methods

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

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    Garmestani, Hamid

    of the carbon nanotubes on their ability to enhance the mechanical properties of the composites that they form of carbon nanotube dispersion on composite properties, their degree of alignment in the respective matrixUniform Directional Alignment of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Viscous Polymer Flow Erin

  9. 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

  10. Word Alignment via Submodular Maximization over Matroids Dept. of Electrical Engineering

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    Noble, William Stafford

    the alignment problem as a quadratic assignment problem, and off-the-shelf integer linear programming (ILP interactions among alignment decisions, and essentially extend the modular (linear) objectives used) for details. Matroids are combinatorial structures that general- ize the notion of linear independence

  11. USING AN EXTENDED SUFFIX TREE TO SPEED-UP SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT

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    Wu, Xindong

    USING AN EXTENDED SUFFIX TREE TO SPEED-UP SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT Divya R. Singh Software Engineer biology is the alignment of a given query sequence and sequences in a database to find similar (locally or globally) sequences from the database to the query. Many heuristic algorithms for this problem are based

  12. Pairwise Statistical Significance of Local Sequence Alignment Using Sequence-Specific

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    Pairwise Statistical Significance of Local Sequence Alignment Using Sequence-Specific and Position-Specific Substitution Matrices Ankit Agrawal and Xiaoqiu Huang Abstract--Pairwise sequence alignment is a central problem in bioinformatics, which forms the basis of various other applications. Two related sequences

  13. 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

  14. Exercise 2: Pairwise Alignment and BLAST 1. Be familiar with BLAST @NCBI.

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    Li, Yanjun "Lisa"

    Exercise 2: Pairwise Alignment and BLAST 1. Be familiar with BLAST @NCBI. 2. Be familiar with BLAST polyprotein of 1014 amino acid residues (P10266). Use BLAST 2 Sequences to perform a pairwise alignment using, and BLOSUM80 scoring matrices. What is the effect of changing the search parameters? Then perform the same

  15. Exercise 2: Pairwise Alignment and BLAST 1. Be familiar with BLAST @NCBI.

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    Li, Yanjun "Lisa"

    Exercise 2: Pairwise Alignment and BLAST 1. Be familiar with BLAST @NCBI. 2. Be familiar with BLAST polyprotein of 1014 amino acid residues (P10266). Use BLAST 2 Sequences to perform a pairwise alignment using scoring matrices. What is the effect of changing the search parameters? Then perform the same pairwise

  16. Review of Recent NGS Short Reads Alignment Tools BMI-231 final project, Chenxi Chen

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    Bejerano, Gill

    on discussing the most commonly used aligners in recent 2-3 years. Bowtie and Bowtie2 Indexing reference genome can efficiently speed up finding candidate alignment location(s) for each read. Bowtie[1] uses] To make bowtie a suitable algorithm for mapping short reads, which have mismatches due to genetic variants

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Self-aligned AlGaN/GaN transistors for sub-mm wave applications

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    Saadat, Omair I

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes work done towards realizing self-aligned AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). Self-aligned transistors are important for improving the frequency of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs by reducing source ...

  20. Alignment between Luminous Red Galaxies and surrounding structures at $z\\sim ~0.5$

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    Emilio Donoso; Ana L. O'Mill; Diego G. Lambas

    2006-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse a high redshift sample ($0.40.5$) of LRG's extracted from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 4 and their surrounding structures to explore the presence of alignment effects of these bright galaxies with neighbor objects. In order to avoid projection effects we compute photometric redshifts for galaxies within $3~\\mpc$ in projection of LRGs and calculate the relative angle between the LRG major axis and the direction to neighbors within 1000 km/s. We find a clear signal of alignment between LRG orientations and the distribution of galaxies within $1.5\\mpc$. The alignment effects are present only for the red population of tracers, LRG orientation is uncorrelated to the blue population of neighbor galaxies. These results add evidence to the alignment effects between primaries and satellites detected at low redshifts. We conclude that such alignments were already present at $z\\sim 0.5$

  1. Integration of Ion Implantation with Scanning ProbeAlignment

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    Persaud, A.; Rangelow, I.W.; Schenkel, T.

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a scanning probe instrument which integrates ion beams with imaging and alignment functions of a piezo resistive scanning probe in high vacuum. Energetic ions (1 to a few hundred keV) are transported through holes in scanning probe tips [1]. Holes and imaging tips are formed by Focused Ion Beam (FIB) drilling and ion beam assisted thin film deposition. Transport of single ions can be monitored through detection of secondary electrons from highly charged dopant ions (e. g., Bi{sup 45+}) enabling single atom device formation. Fig. 1 shows SEM images of a scanning probe tip formed by ion beam assisted Pt deposition in a dual beam FIB. Ion beam collimating apertures are drilled through the silicon cantilever with a thickness of 5 {micro}m. Aspect ratio limitations preclude the direct drilling of holes with diameters well below 1 {micro}m, and smaller hole diameters are achieved through local thin film deposition [2]. The hole in Fig. 1 was reduced from 2 {micro}m to a residual opening of about 300 nm. Fig. 2 shows an in situ scanning probe image of an alignment dot pattern taken with the tip from Fig. 1. Transport of energetic ions through the aperture in the scanning probe tip allows formation of arbitrary implant patterns. In the example shown in Fig. 2 (right), a 30 nm thick PMMA resist layer on silicon was exposed to 7 keV Ar{sup 2+} ions with an equivalent dose of 10{sup 14} ions/cm{sup 2} to form the LBL logo. An exciting goal of this approach is the placement of single dopant ions into precise locations for integration of single atom devices, such as donor spin based quantum computers [3, 4]. In Fig. 3, we show a section of a micron size dot area exposed to a low dose (10{sup 11}/cm{sup 2}) of high charge state dopant ions. The Bi{sup 45+} ions (200 keV) were extracted from a low emittance highly charged ions source [5]. The potential energy of B{sup 45+}, i. e., the sum of the binding energies required to remove the electrons, amounts to 36 keV. This energy is deposited within {approx}10 fs when an ion impinges on a target. The highly localized energy deposition results in efficient resist exposure, and is associated with strongly enhanced secondary electron emission, which allows monitoring of single ion impacts [4]. The ex situ scanning probe image with line scan in Fig. 3 shows a single ion impact site in PMMA (after standard development). In our presentation, we will discuss resolution requirements for ion placement in prototype quantum computer structures [3] with respect to resolution limiting factors in ion implantation with scanning probe alignment.

  2. 8/29/07BCB 444/544 F07 ISU Dobbs #5 -Dynamic Programming 1 Chp 3-Sequence Alignment

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    Schürmann, Michael

    8/29/07BCB 444/544 F07 ISU Dobbs #5 - Dynamic Programming 1 #12;Chp 3- Sequence Alignment SECTION II SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT Xiong: Chp 3 Pairwise Sequence Alignmentq g · Evolutionary Basis · Sequence

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

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    Yellowhair, Julius; Stone, Brad (Stirling Energy Systems, Scottsdale, AZ); Myer, Brian (Appalachian State University, Boone, NC); Hunt, Kirby (Stirling Energy Systems, Scottsdale, AZ); Trapeznikov, Kirill; Andraka, Charles E.; Carlson, Jeffrey J.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Wu, Kesheng; Shoshani, Arie; Otoo, Ekow

    2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Geological Disposal Concept Selection Aligned with a Voluntarism Process - 13538

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    Crockett, Glenda; King, Samantha [Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Building 587, Curie Avenue, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RH (United Kingdom)] [Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Building 587, Curie Avenue, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RH (United Kingdom)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The UK's Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) is currently at a generic stage in its implementation programme. The UK site selection process is a voluntarist process and, as yet, no communities have decided to participate. RWMD has set out a process to describe how a geological disposal concept would be selected for the range of higher activity wastes in the UK inventory, including major steps and decision making points, aligned with the stages of the UK site selection process. A platform of information is being developed on geological disposal concepts at various stages of implementation internationally and, in order to build on international experience, RWMD is developing its approach to technology transfer. The UK has a range of different types of higher activity wastes with different characteristics; therefore a range of geological disposal concepts may be needed. In addition to identifying key aspects for considering the compatibility of different engineered barrier systems for different types of waste, RWMD is developing a methodology to determine minimum separation distances between disposal modules in a co-located geological disposal facility. RWMD's approach to geological disposal concept selection is intended to be flexible, recognising the long term nature of the project. RWMD is also committed to keeping alternative radioactive waste management options under review; an approach has been developed and periodic reviews of alternative options will be published. (authors)

  7. Enhancing multilingual latent semantic analysis with term alignment information.

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    Chew, Peter A.; Bader, Brett William

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) is based on the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) of a term-by-document matrix for identifying relationships among terms and documents from co-occurrence patterns. Among the multiple ways of computing the SVD of a rectangular matrix X, one approach is to compute the eigenvalue decomposition (EVD) of a square 2 x 2 composite matrix consisting of four blocks with X and XT in the off-diagonal blocks and zero matrices in the diagonal blocks. We point out that significant value can be added to LSA by filling in some of the values in the diagonal blocks (corresponding to explicit term-to-term or document-to-document associations) and computing a term-by-concept matrix from the EVD. For the case of multilingual LSA, we incorporate information on cross-language term alignments of the same sort used in Statistical Machine Translation (SMT). Since all elements of the proposed EVD-based approach can rely entirely on lexical statistics, hardly any price is paid for the improved empirical results. In particular, the approach, like LSA or SMT, can still be generalized to virtually any language(s); computation of the EVD takes similar resources to that of the SVD since all the blocks are sparse; and the results of EVD are just as economical as those of SVD.

  8. 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)

    2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. 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)

    2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. 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)

    2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Untitled Mina Fanfiction

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    2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    . His last name is Hamill, just like his mother. Don't know what he's on about with the rest of that crap.' I thought back to Xena coming out of Eva Hamill's cabin, and Arc's admission that she'd gone to school with both women, and realised...

  12. Modification and final alignment of the TFTR bumper limiter

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    McSmith, M.D. [McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, St. Louis, MO (United States); Loesser, G.D.; Owens, D.K. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (United States)

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past three Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) vacuum vessel machine openings, an extensive effort was undertaken to optimize the distribution of heating of the bumper limiter tiles. The optimization was achieved by locating the limiter tiles relative to the toroidal magnetic field and adjusting their position relative to the magnetic field rather than to fixed points in the vacuum vessel walls. This paper will discuss the results of these alignments as measured during operation with the limiter thermocouple system and subsequent visual inspection during this past TFTR vacuum vessel opening. During the most recent in-vessel inspection (January 1993), damage to the top and bottom rows of the bumper limiter tiles was noted. More tiles were damaged on the lower row than the upper row. Tiles on the right side of the bottom row and to a lesser extent tiles on the left side of the top row were damaged. The location of the damage corresponds to the plasma power flux direction. Theories explaining the asymmetric damage (bottom versus top) are summarized. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPL) began a program to replace 223 of the originally installed tiles made from POCO AFX-5Q graphite. Of these 223 tiles, 151 were replaced with tiles made from carbon-fiber-composite (CFC) and 158 of these tiles were re-designed for installation on the top or bottom rows. The re-designed tiles have a tapered edge that reduces the angle of incidence of the power flux on the edge surface that was over-heating. This paper will review the in-vessel work and discuss the final modification of the TFTR bumper limiter to alleviate further damage at these locations prior to DT operation of TFTR.

  13. 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)

    2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. SATCHMO-JS: a webserver for simultaneous protein multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic tree

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    Sjölander, Kimmen

    construction Raffi Hagopian1 , John R. Davidson2 , Ruchira S. Datta2 , Bushra Samad1 , Glen R. Jarvis2 complexity of the progressive all-versus-all HMM­ HMM scoring and alignment. Results on a bench- mark dataset

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

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    . Data are also presented showing process variable effects on the size and microstructure of the aligned. The purpose of this pretreatment was to transform the smooth iron layer into discrete islands ranging in size

  16. Simultaneous Sequence Alignment and Tree Construction Using Hidden Markov Models R.C. Edgar, K. Sjlander

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    Sjölander, Kimmen

    Simultaneous Sequence Alignment and Tree Construction Using Hidden Markov Models R.C. Edgar, K CONSTRUCTION USING HIDDEN MARKOV MODELS ROBERT C. EDGAR 195 Roque Moraes Drive Mill Valley, California 94941

  17. 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 ...

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

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    Manda, Swathi

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    with high power factor by modulating the morphology of the conducting polymer poly-(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and creating a composite with carbon nanotubes to control the mobility and hence the electrical conductivity of the thin films. Aligned...

  19. Participatory media and collaborative facilitation : developing tools for aligning values to practice in organizations

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    Martin, Danielle Marie, M. C. P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The advantages of participation, collaboration, and iteration shape the functionality of media tools like blogs, social networks, and user-created media sharing sites. At first glance, these tools should easily align with ...

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

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    Seo, Dongmin

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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    Earl, Dent A.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ,

  2. 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%. ...

  3. 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.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Highly aligned vertical GaN nanowires using submonolayer metal catalysts

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    Wang, George T. (Albuquerque, NM); Li, Qiming (Albuquerque, NM); Creighton, J. Randall (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for forming vertically oriented, crystallographically aligned nanowires (nanocolumns) using monolayer or submonolayer quantities of metal atoms to form uniformly sized metal islands that serve as catalysts for MOCVD growth of Group III nitride nanowires.

  5. 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

    2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Vitale, Salvatore; Graff, Philip; Sturani, Riccardo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 preferr...

  7. Impact of precession on aligned-spin searches for neutron-star--black-hole binaries

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    Tito Dal Canton; Andrew P. Lundgren; Alex B. Nielsen

    2015-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The inclusion of aligned-spin effects in gravitational-wave search pipelines for neutron-star--black-hole binary coalescence has been shown to increase the astrophysical reach with respect to search methods where spins are neglected completely, under astrophysically reasonable assumptions about black-hole spins. However, theoretical considerations and population synthesis models suggest that many of these binaries may have a significant misalignment between the black-hole spin and the orbital angular momentum, which could lead to precession of the orbital plane during the inspiral and a consequent loss in detection efficiency if precession is ignored. This work explores the effect of spin misalignment on a search pipeline that completely neglects spin effects and on a recently-developed pipeline that only includes aligned-spin effects. Using synthetic but realistic data, which could reasonably represent the first scientific runs of advanced-LIGO detectors, the relative sensitivities of both pipelines are shown for different assumptions about black-hole spin magnitude and alignment with the orbital angular momentum. Despite the inclusion of aligned-spin effects, the loss in signal-to-noise ratio due to precession can be as large as $40\\%$, but this has a limited impact on the overall detection rate: even if precession is a predominant feature of neutron-star--black-hole binaries, an aligned-spin search pipeline can still detect at least half of the signals compared to an idealized generic precessing search pipeline.

  8. Stability Measurements for Alignment of the NIF Neutron Imaging System Pinhole Array

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    Fittinghoff, D N; Bower, D E; Drury, O B; Dzenitis, J M; Frank, M; Buckles, R A; Munson, C; Wilde, C H

    2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The alignment system for the National Ignition Facility's neutron imaging system has been commissioned and measurements of the relative stability of the 90-315 DIM, the front and the back of the neutron imaging pinhole array and an exploding pusher target have been made using the 90-135 and the 90-258 opposite port alignment systems. Additionally, a laser beam shot from the neutron-imaging Annex and reflected from a mirror at the back of the pinhole array was used to monitor the pointing of the pinhole. Over a twelve hour period, the relative stability of these parts was found to be within {approx} {+-}18 {micro}m rms even when using manual methods for tracking the position of the objects. For highly visible features, use of basic particle tracking techniques found that the front of the pinhole array was stable relative to the 90-135 opposite port alignment camera to within {+-}3.4 {micro}m rms. Reregistration, however, of the opposite port alignment systems themselves using the target alignment sensor was found to change the expected position of target chamber center by up to 194 {micro}m.

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

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    Gerosa, Davide; Lodato, Giuseppe; Rosotti, Giovanni

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 q<~0.2 approach the gravitational-wave driven inspiral in differential misalignment: light secondaries prevent primaries ...

  10. Validation of Kalman Filter alignment algorithm with cosmic-ray data using a CMS silicon strip tracker endcap

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    D. Sprenger; M. Weber; R. Adolphi; R. Brauer; L. Feld; K. Klein; A. Ostaptchuk; S. Schael; B. Wittmer

    2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A Kalman Filter alignment algorithm has been applied to cosmic-ray data. We discuss the alignment algorithm and an experiment-independent implementation including outlier rejection and treatment of weakly determined parameters. Using this implementation, the algorithm has been applied to data recorded with one CMS silicon tracker endcap. Results are compared to both photogrammetry measurements and data obtained from a dedicated hardware alignment system, and good agreement is observed.

  11. Curriculum in Leadership and Organizational Performance The LOP program curriculum aligns leadership theory with contemporary leadership practices. In the

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Curriculum in Leadership and Organizational Performance The LOP program curriculum aligns leadership theory with contemporary leadership practices. LOP 3100 Leadership Theory and Behavior Introduction to the nature

  12. Magnetic Alignment of Cellulose Nanowhiskers in an All-Cellulose Composite

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    Li, Dongsheng; Liu, Zuyan; Al-Haik, Marwan; Tehrani, Mehran; Murray, Frank; Tennenbaum, Rina; Garmestani, Hamid

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unidirectional reinforced nanocomposite paper was fabricated from cellulose nanowhiskers and wood pulp under an externally-applied magnetic field. A 1.2 Tesla magnetic field was applied in order to align the nanowhiskers in the pulp as it was being formed into a sheet of paper. The magnetic alignment was driven by the characteristic negative diamagnetic anisotropy of the cellulose nanowhiskers. ESEM micrographs demonstrated unidirectional alignment of the nanowhiskers in the all-cellulose composite paper. Comparing with control paper sheets made from wood pulp only, the storage modulus in the all-cellulose nanocomposites increased dramatically. The storage modulus along the direction perpendicular to the magnetic field was much stronger than that parallel to the magnetic field. This new nanocomposite, which contains preferentially-oriented microstructures and has improved mechanical properties, demonstrates the possibility of expanding the functionality of paper products and constitutes a promising alternative to hydrocarbon based materials and fibers.

  13. Large Eddy Simulation studies of the effects of alignment and wind farm length

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    Stevens, Richard J A M; Meneveau, Charles

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Method and apparatus for aligning a solar concentrator using two lasers

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    Diver Jr., Richard Boyer

    2003-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. 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)

    2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. 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.

    2005-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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. Cavity-enhanced field-free molecular alignment at high repetition rate

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    Benko, Craig; Allison, Thomas K; Labaye, François; Ye, Jun

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Extreme ultraviolet frequency combs are a versatile tool with applications including precision measurement, strong-field physics, and solid-state physics. Here we report on an application of extreme ultraviolet frequency combs and their driving lasers to studying strong-field effects in molecular systems. We perform field-free molecular alignment and high-order hamonic generation with aligned molecules in a gas jet at 154 MHz repetition rate using a high-powered optical frequency comb inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity. The cavity-enhanced system provides means to reach suitable intensities to study field-free molecular alignment and enhance the observable effects of the molecule-field interaction. We observe modulations of the driving field, arising from the nature of impulsive stimulated Raman scattering responsible for coherent molecular rotations. We foresee impact of this work on the study of molecule-based strong-field physics, with improved precision and a more fundamental understanding of the int...

  18. Real-time alignment and calibration of the LHCb Detector in Run II

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    Dujany, Giulio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    table, precise spatial alignment and PID calibration are necessary to achieve optimal detector performance. During Run2, LHCb will have a new real-time detector alignment and calibration to allow equivalent performance in the online and offline reconstruction to be reached. This offers the opportunity to optimise the event selection by applying stronger constraints, and to use hadronic particle identification at the trigger level. The computing time constraints are met through the use of a new dedicated framework using the multi-core farm infrastructure for the trigger. The motivation for a real-time alignment and calibration of the LHCb detector is discussed from the operative and physics performance point of view. Specific challenges of this configuration are discussed, as well as the designed framework and its performance.

  19. Real-time alignment and calibration of the LHCb Detector in Run II

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    Dujany, Giulio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stable, precise spatial alignment and PID calibration are necessary to achieve optimal detector performance. During Run2, LHCb will have a new real-time detector alignment and calibration to allow equivalent performance in the online and offline reconstruction to be reached. This offers the opportunity to optimise the event selection by applying stronger constraints, and to use hadronic particle identification at the trigger level. The computing time constraints are met through the use of a new dedicated framework using the multi-core farm infrastructure for the trigger. The motivation for a real-time alignment and calibration of the LHCb detector is discussed from the operative and physics performance point of view. Specific challenges of this configuration are discussed, as well as the designed framework and its performance.

  20. Alignment of RNA molecules: Binding energy and statistical properties of random sequences

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    Valba, O. V., E-mail: valbaolga@gmail.com [Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (Russian Federation); Nechaev, S. K., E-mail: sergei.nechaev@gmail.com [Universite Paris Sud, LPTMS (France); Tamm, M. V., E-mail: thumm.m@gmail.com [Moscow State University (Russian Federation)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A new statistical approach to the problem of pairwise alignment of RNA sequences is proposed. The problem is analyzed for a pair of interacting polymers forming an RNA-like hierarchical cloverleaf structures. An alignment is characterized by the numbers of matches, mismatches, and gaps. A weight function is assigned to each alignment; this function is interpreted as a free energy taking into account both direct monomer-monomer interactions and a combinatorial contribution due to formation of various cloverleaf secondary structures. The binding free energy is determined for a pair of RNA molecules. Statistical properties are discussed, including fluctuations of the binding energy between a pair of RNA molecules and loop length distribution in a complex. Based on an analysis of the free energy per nucleotide pair complexes of random RNAs as a function of the number of nucleotide types c, a hypothesis is put forward about the exclusivity of the alphabet c = 4 used by nature.

  1. 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

    2013-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Large-scale fabrication of vertically aligned ZnO nanowire arrays

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    Wang, Zhong Lin; Hu, Youfan; Zhang, Yan; Xu, Chen; Zhu, Guang

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Local-global alignment for finding 3D similarities in protein structures

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    Zemla, Adam T. (Brentwood, CA)

    2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Ultimate field-free molecular alignment by combined adiabatic-impulsive field design

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    S. Guerin; A. Rouzee; E. Hertz

    2008-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that a laser pulse designed as an adiabatic ramp followed by a kick allows one to reach a perfect postpulse molecular alignment, free of saturation. The mechanism is based on an optimized distribution of the energy between a weakly efficient but non saturating adiabatic ramp and an efficient but saturating impulsive field. Unprecedent degrees of alignment are predicted using state-of-the-art pulse shaping techniques and non-destructive field intensities. The scheme can be extended to reach high degrees of orientation of polar molecules using designed half-cycle pulses.

  5. 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

    2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Effects of fiber direction on heat conduction in unidirectionally aligned fiber composites 

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    Havis, Clark Reagan

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    APPENDIX D: EXPERIMENTAL DATA. . . . . . . . . . 52 VITA . 128 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1. Composite fiber types . 2. Aligned fiber coxnposites 3. Fiber alignment 4. Principal conductivities 5. Fundamental element used in the analogy between... difference form of the governing equation k ? (T'+'+ T' ' ? 2T') +e2 +, 2~6, y + ? s(2 ~t+T' rD ? 22 ) =0 ks which. when solved for Ti' becomes '=-'(':. ". ') +- 4 (as/A ) y A?(ar/as) 1 (Tj~t+T&', ) 2 (1+(Asa, )-r J (23) where A?wss the aspect...

  7. 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

  8. Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of the energy-level alignment at hybrid interfaces: Role of many-body effects

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    Wu, Zhigang

    Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of the energy-level alignment at hybrid interfaces: Role of many; published 29 May 2009 An approach is presented for obtaining a highly accurate description of the energy-level alignment at hybrid interfaces, using quantum Monte Carlo calculations to include many-body effects

  9. Operating Characteristics of GaAs/InGaP Self Aligned Stripe Lasers Benjamin J. Stevens1

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    Operating Characteristics of GaAs/InGaP Self Aligned Stripe Lasers Benjamin J. Stevens1 , Kristian of GaAs based self-aligned lasers based upon a single overgrowth. A lattice matched n-doped InGaP layer were exposed to oxygen. True buried heterostructures devices utilising InGaP clad- ding layers have

  10. 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 foil, as well as many other inert substrates such as fluoride-doped tin oxide (FTO), Si, graphite

  11. Pneumatic Driven Positioning and Alignment System for the Assembly of Hybrid Microsystems

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -positioned by a conventional handling device like an industrial robot. Thereby the large working area and high dynamics of the equipment and the required application specific customizations. In this context a high precision assembly head is presented. It upgrades conventional robots with the ability to do fine alignment steps in sub

  12. Recent advances in automatic alignment system for the National Iginition Facility

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    Wilhelmsen, K; Awwal, A; Kalantar, D; Leach, R; Lowe-Webb, R; McGuigan, D; Kamm, V

    2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The automatic alignment system for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a large-scale parallel system that directs all 192 laser beams along the 300-m optical path to a 50-micron focus at target chamber in less than 50 minutes. The system automatically commands 9,000 stepping motors to adjust mirrors and other optics based upon images acquired from high-resolution digital cameras viewing beams at various locations. Forty-five control loops per beamline request image processing services running on a LINUX cluster to analyze these images of the beams and references, and automaticallys teer the beams toward the target. This paper discusses the upgrades to the NIF automatic alignment system to handle new alignment needs and evolving requirements as related to various types of experiments performed. As NIF becomes a continuously-operated system and more experiments are performed, performance monitoring is increasingly important for maintenance and commissioning work. Data, collected during operations, is analyzed for tuning of the laser and targeting maintenance work. handling evolving alignment and maintenance needs is expected for the planned 30-year operational life of NIF.

  13. Eastward propagation of transient field-aligned currents and Pi 2 pulsations at auroral latitudes

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    Webster, D.J.; Samson, J.C.; Rostoker, G. (Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada))

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transient field-aligned currents associated with the substorm expansive phase produce the damped, quasisinusoidal, geomagnetic pulsations called Pi 2's. Mid-latitude and auroral latitude measurements of the fields of these pulsations have indicated that they are produced, for the most part, by westward propagating field-aligned currents at auroral latitudes, although some studies have shown hints of eastward propagation, particularly far to the east of the longitude of the onset of the expansive phase. This study uses data from the University of Alberta magnetometer array to identify the characteristics of the eastward propagating mode at high latitudes by measuring polarizations and apparent group and phase velocities in regions far to the east of the expansive phase. The results show that eastward propagating Pi 2's have very high phase velocities (typically 40 km/s) which are comparable with those of the westward propagating mode. The polarizations and field configurations are compatible with a field-aligned and ionospheric current model which is very similar to that for the westward propagating component. These current models suggest that Pi 2's may be caused by shear Alfven waves produced by an azimuthally expanding, fast mode wave. The shear Alfven waves are reflected from the auroral ionosphere to produce the latitudinally localized field-aligned and ionospheric currents in the eastward (and westward) propagating modes.

  14. Hierarchical Assembly and Compliance of Aligned Nanoscale Polymer Cylinders in Confinement

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    Sibener, Steven

    beyond the confined channel volumes. This graphoepitaxial methodology can be exploited in hybrid hard/soft-organize at these length scales. For this reason, hybrid systems where soft matter self-organizes into a nanoscale template analysis of the capacity of this system to accommodate lithographic defects and observations of alignment

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

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    Cao, Guozhong

    Growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanowalls for inverted polymer solar cells Zhiqiang Liang a,n a School of Material Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, PR China b May 2013 Keywords: Inverted polymer solar cells Zinc oxide Nanowalls Aqueous solution growth a b s t r

  16. Dry friction between laser-patterned surfaces: Role of alignment, structural wavelength and

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    Mueser, Martin

    1 Dry friction between laser-patterned surfaces: Role of alignment, structural wavelength.gachot@mx.uni-saarland.de Abstract The ability to tune friction by tailoring surface topographies at micron length scales friction between laser-textured surfaces. Line-like laser patterns with varying structural wavelengths

  17. Friction of partially embedded vertically aligned carbon nanofibers inside Burak Aksak and Metin Sittia

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    Goldstein, Seth Copen

    Friction of partially embedded vertically aligned carbon nanofibers inside elastomers Burak Aksak partially embedded inside polyurethane eVACNFs are proposed as a robust high friction fibrillar material and selective oxygen plasma etching, fibers are partially released up to 5 m length. Macroscale friction

  18. Fast alignment of large genome databases: A Demonstration Tamer Kahveci Ambuj K. Singh

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    Kahveci, Tamer

    Fast alignment of large genome databases: A Demonstration Tamer Kahveci Ambuj K. Singh Department partially by NSF under grants EIA-0080134, IIS- 9877142, and DBI-0213903. The amount of biological data has and database query techniques and presents new challenges to biological database design. Queries (as mentioned

  19. Internal Alignments of Red Versus Blue Discs in Dark Matter Halos

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    Debattista, Victor P; Roskar, Rok; Quinn, Thomas; Moore, Ben; Cole, David R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Large surveys have shown that red galaxies are preferentially aligned with their halos while blue galaxies have a more isotropic distribution. Since halos generally align with their filaments this introduces a bias in the measurement of the cosmic shear from weak lensing. It is therefore vitally important to understand why this difference arises. We explore the stability of different disc orientations within triaxial halos. We show that, in the absence of gas, the disc orientation is most stable when its spin is along the minor axis of the halo. Instead when gas cools onto a disc it is able to form in almost arbitrary orientation, including off the main planes of the halo (but avoiding an orientation perpendicular to the halo's intermediate axis). Substructure helps gasless galaxies reach alignment with the halo faster, but have less effect on galaxies when gas is cooling onto the disc. Our results provide a novel and natural interpretation for why red, gas poor galaxies are preferentially aligned with their ...

  20. 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

  1. CE-MC: a multiple protein structure alignment server Chittibabu Guda1,

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    Bourne, Philip E.

    CE-MC: a multiple protein structure alignment server Chittibabu Guda1, *, Sifang Lu1 , Eric D and Accepted April 28, 2004 ABSTRACT CE-MC server (http://cemc.sdsc.edu) provides a web- based facility server. INTRODUCTION Recent advances in the use of synchrotron beamlines, lab automations and robotics

  2. An Approach to the Management of Multiple Aligned Multilingual Ontologies for a Geospatial Earth

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    Stock, Kristin

    An Approach to the Management of Multiple Aligned Multilingual Ontologies for a Geospatial Earth Observation System Kristin Stock, Claudia Cialone Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham, UK the geospatial context to support semantic search that is capable of returning suitable resources. Some large

  3. 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 Abstract: This paper presents the result of recent work on the use of geospatial repositories to store and database concepts, a geospatial repository can be defined as a collection of (meta) data structured

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. 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 for the apparent time at which a gamma ray is detected by each crystal, so that when a true coincidence is detected a precise time reference. Aligning the detectors in a PET scanner so that they can detect coincident gamma

  8. Department of Engineering Design Spring 2012 Super 8...High Speed Paper Roll Alignment Set-Up

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Set-Up Overview High speed printing requires precise alignment. Printer engines are able to send paper through a system at speeds up to 550 ft/min. Within these systems, the paper may encounter a 90o turn bar that changes the direction of the paper. Operators within Xerox facilities must manually set up the turn bar

  9. 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

  10. A Self-Aligned InGaAs HEMT Architecture for Logic Applications

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    Waldron, Niamh

    In this paper, we present a novel self-aligned process for future III-V logic FETs. Using this process, we have demonstrated enhancement-mode 90-nm-gate-length InGaAs HEMTs with excellent logic figures of merit. We have ...

  11. Patterned Growth of Vertically Aligned SWNTs through Liquid-based Catalyst Manipulation

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    -assembled monolayer (SAM) and then selectively removing the SAM by ultraviolet (UV) light, the catalyst can be dip the fabrication procedure of hydrophilic/hydrophobic patterns using a selective removal of OTS SAM by UV exposure; (b) SEM images of random and vertically aligned SWNT line-shape patterns. *Email address: maruyama

  12. A neutron imaging device for sample alignment in a pulsed neutron scattering instrument

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    Grazzi, F.; Scherillo, A.; Zoppi, M. [Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy)

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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. 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

  14. 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

  15. Statistical Alignment: Computational Properties, Homology Testing and Goodness-of-Fit

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    Hein, Jotun

    presented by Thorne, Kishino and Felsenstein can be simpli®ed. Two proteins, about 1500 amino acids long. This test has statistical advantages relative to the traditional shuf¯e test for proteins. Finally, we that the statistical approach to alignment is computationally too slow and partly due to the lack of user-friendly pro

  16. Electronic coupling in organic-inorganic semiconductor hybrid structures with type-II energy level alignment

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    Peters, Achim

    Electronic coupling in organic-inorganic semiconductor hybrid structures with type-II energy level Electronic coupling in a hybrid structure made of ZnMgO and a spirobifluorene derivative SP6 is inves- tigated in the situation where the energy level alignment at the organic/inorganic interface revealed

  17. Random Networks and Aligned Arrays of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Electronic Device Applications

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    Rogers, John A.

    Random Networks and Aligned Arrays of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Electronic Device that could find utility in areas such as flexible electronics, RF analog devices and others that might complement the capabilities of established systems. KEYWORDS Carbon nanotubes, electronic devices, thin

  18. Microchannel Systems in Titanium and Silicon for Structural and Mechanical Studies of Aligned Protein

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    MacDonald, Noel C.

    Microchannel Systems in Titanium and Silicon for Structural and Mechanical Studies of Aligned, such as F-actin bundles and microtubules, in a surface-modified titanium or silicon microfluidic device-modified devices produced via a high aspect ratio etch process in titanium and silicon can be used to confine

  19. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 252 (2002) 159161 Magnetically induced alignment of FNS

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    Reznikov, Yuri

    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 252 (2002) 159­161 Magnetically induced alignment the observation of magnetically controlled anchoring of ferro-nematic suspensions. We found that application of a weak magnetic field to a cell with the ferro-suspension induces an easy orientation axis with weak

  20. 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 in the magnetosphere varies with the solar wind dynamic pressure. Therefore, we can expect that the Region 2 currents

  1. Spoken Keyword Spotting via Multi-Lattice Alignment Hui Lin, Alex Stupakov and Jeff Bilmes

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    Bilmes, Jeff

    , 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

  2. Application of Multiple Sequence Alignment Profiles to Improve Protein Secondary Structure Prediction

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    Barton, Geoffrey J.

    Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom ABSTRACT The effect of training a neural net- work secondary, PSIPRED.39 PSIPRED exploited the ability of PSI- BLAST40 to build alignment profiles that include se methods.41 In this article, we systematically investigate the effect of presenting alternative

  3. Modeling infant learning via symbolic structural alignment Sven E. Kuehne (skuehne@ils.nwu.edu)

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    Forbus, Kenneth D.

    Modeling infant learning via symbolic structural alignment Sven E. Kuehne (skuehne@ils.nwu.edu) Department of Computer Science, Northwestern University 1890 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 USA Dedre, IL 60201 USA Kenneth D. Forbus (forbus@ils.nwu.edu) Department of Computer Science, Northwestern

  4. 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.

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Realistic Smoke Simulation Using A Frustum Aligned Alan Wai Lun Woo

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    Bridson, Robert

    . The grid is logically rectangular and a perspective transformation can map the grid into a spatiallyRealistic Smoke Simulation Using A Frustum Aligned Grid by Alan Wai Lun Woo B.Sc., University utilize uniformly spaced rectangular computational grids to perform the smoke simulation. Various changes

  6. Diameter-Controlled and Nitrogen-Doped Vertically Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Theerapol Thurakitsereea

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    controlled and vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes were synthesized from pure and mixed ethanol/acetonitrile feedstock. With increasing acetonitrile concentration in the feedstock, nitrogen incorporation into the sp2], methane [8], acetylene [9], ethylene [10], or other organic chemical sources [11]. Acetonitrile (CH3CN

  7. Generalized Time Warping for Multi-modal Alignment of Human Motion

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    De la Torre, Fernando

    canonical time warp- ing (CTW). CTW combines DTW with canonical correla- tion analysis to temporally align-set canonical correlation analysis to find the spatial transfor- mations, and extends DTW by parameterizing on dynamic pro- 1 #12;gramming that usually have quadratic cost, GTW uses a Gauss-Newton algorithm that has

  8. TOWARDS OPTIMAL DESIGNS FOR SELF-ALIGNMENT IN SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN MICRO-ASSEMBLY

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    TOWARDS OPTIMAL DESIGNS FOR SELF-ALIGNMENT IN SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN MICRO-ASSEMBLY Sheng, Seattle, WA 98195-2500 ABSTRACT Fluidic self-assembly driven by surface tension force has demonstrated-assembly using surface tension as driving force has been shown to provide accurate positioning between parts

  9. Segmented Ultralight Pre-Aligned Rotor for Extreme-Scale Wind Turbines

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    Loth, E.; Steele, A.; Ichter, B.; Selig, M.; Moriarty, P.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To alleviate the mass-scaling issues associated with conventional upwind rotors of extreme-scale turbines, a downwind rotor concept is proposed which employs fixed blade curvature based on force alignment at rated conditions. For a given peak stress constraint, the reduction in downwind cantilever loads allows reduced shell and spar thickness, and thus a reduced blade mass as compared with a conventional upwind rotor, especially as rotor sizes approach extreme-scales. To quantify this mass reduction, a Finite Element Analysis was conducted for a 10 MW rated rotor based on the NREL offshore 5 MW baseline wind turbine. The results show that this 'pre-alignment' yields a net downstream deflection of 32 deg, a downward hub-pitch angle of 6 deg, a 20% increase in blade length (to maintain the same radius as the conventional blade), and a net mass savings of about 50% through decreased shell and spar thicknesses. The pre-alignment may also allow a more straightforward and efficient segmentation of the blade since shear stresses near joints are substantially reduced. Segmenting, in turn, can dramatically reduce costs associated with fabrication, transport and assembly for extreme-scale off-shore systems. The pre-aligned geometric curvature can also help alleviate tower wake effects on the blades since blade tips (where shadow effects can be most problematic) are shifted downstream where the tower wake is weaker. In addition, the portion of the tower that is upstream of the blade tips can be faired with an externally-rotating aerodynamic shroud. Furthermore, the downwind rotor can allow a floating off-shore tri-pod platform to reduce tower weight and yaw-control requirements. A simple economic analysis of the segmented ultralight pre-aligned rotor (SUPAR) concept suggests that the overall system cost savings can be as much as 25%, indicating that more detailed (numerical and experimental) investigations are warranted.

  10. EIS-0369: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings...

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

    Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings Nevada Rail Alignment for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada...

  11. Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector

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    Petri, Randy J. (Crete, IL); Meek, John (Downers Grove, IL); Bachta, Robert P. (Chicago, IL); Marianowski, Leonard G. (Mount Prospect, IL)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A separator plate for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced.

  12. Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector

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    Petri, R.J.; Meek, J.; Bachta, R.P.; Marianowski, L.G.

    1994-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A separator plate is described for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced. 9 figs.

  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)

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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. Structural Evolution and Alignment of Cylinder-Forming PS-b-PEP Thin Films in Confinement Studied by Time-Lapse Atomic Force Microscopy

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    Sibener, Steven

    ultimately lead to the essentially perfect alignment of cylindrical microdomains. INTRODUCTION The generation in trough 30 cylinders on crest 1 µm Figure 1. AFM image showing macroscopic alignment of in-plane cylindrical copolymer microdomains. In the thin film region, copolymers align inside nanochannels, whereas

  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)

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. $(h_{11/2})^2$ alignments in neutron-rich $^{132}$Ba with negative-parity pairs

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    Yang Lei; Zhengyu Xu

    2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The shell-model collective-pair truncation with negative-parity pairs is adopted to study the $(h_{11/2})^2$ alignment in $^{132}$Ba. The proton $(h_{11/2})^2$-alignment state is predicted as an $E\\sim4.6$ MeV and $\\tau\\sim 0.5~\\mu$s isomer with relatively strong E3 decay channels. The oblately deformed neutron $(h_{11/2})^{-2}$ alignment in the yrast band and four negative-parity bands are confirmed, even although two of these negative-parity bands favor the prolate deformation, which directly manifests the $\\gamma$ unstability of $^{132}$Ba.

  17. Energy level alignment at the methylammonium lead iodide/copper phthalocyanine interface

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    Chen, Shi; Goh, Teck Wee; Sum, Tze Chien, E-mail: Alfred@ntu.edu.sg, E-mail: Tzechien@ntu.edu.sg [Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371 (Singapore); Sabba, Dharani; Chua, Julianto; Mathews, Nripan [Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI-N), Research Techno Plaza, X-Frontier Block, Level 5, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553 (Singapore); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Huan, Cheng Hon Alfred, E-mail: Alfred@ntu.edu.sg, E-mail: Tzechien@ntu.edu.sg [Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371 (Singapore); Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way, #16–16 Connexis, Singapore 138632 (Singapore)

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy level alignment at the CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3}/copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) interface is investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS). XPS reveal a 0.3 eV downward band bending in the CuPc film. UPS validate this finding and further reveal negligible interfacial dipole formation – verifying the viability of vacuum level alignment. The highest occupied molecular orbital of CuPc is found to be closer to the Fermi level than the valance band maximum of CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3}, facilitating hole transfer from CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3} to CuPc. However, subsequent hole extraction from CuPc may be impeded by the downward band bending in the CuPc layer.

  18. CMB low multipole alignments in the $\\mathbf{\\Lambda}$CDM and Dipolar models

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    Polastri, L; Natoli, P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dipolar model \\cite{Gordon:2005ai} has attracted much interest because it may phenomenologically explain the CMB hemispherical power asymmetry found in the WMAP and Planck data. Since such a model explicitly breaks isotropy at large angular scales it is natural to wonder whether it can also explain other CMB directional anomalies. Focusing on the low $\\ell$ alignments and assuming $\\Lambda$CDM, we confirm that the quadrupole/octupole and the dipole/quadrupole/octupole alignments are anomalous with a significance up to $99.9\\%$ C.L., for both WMAP and Planck data. Moreover, we show for the first time that such features are anomalous also in the dipolar model, roughly at the same level as in $\\Lambda$CDM. We conclude that the dipolar model does not provide a better fit to the data than the $\\Lambda$CDM.

  19. Apparatus for maintaining alignment of a shrinking weld joint in an electron-beam welding operation

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    Trent, Jett B. (Knoxville, TN); Murphy, Jimmy L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to an apparatus for automatically maintaining a shrinking weld joint in alignment with an electron beam during an electron-beam multipass-welding operation. The apparatus utilizes a biasing device for continually urging a workpiece-supporting face plate away from a carriage mounted base that rotatably supports the face plate. The extent of displacement of the face plate away from the base is indicative of the shrinkage occuring in the weld joint area. This displacement is measured and is used to move the base on the carriage a distance equal to one-half the displacement for aligning the weld joint with the electron beam during each welding pass.

  20. 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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Alignment of the Pixel and SCT Modules for the 2004 ATLAS Combined Test Beam

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    ATLAS Collaboration; Ahmad, A.; Andreazza, A.; Atkinson, T.; Baines, J.; Barr, A.J.; Beccherle, R.; Bell, P.J.; Bernabeu, J.; Broklova, Z.; Bruckman de Renstrom, P.A.; Cauz, D.; Chevalier, L.; Chouridou, S.; Citterio, M.; Clark, A.; Cobal, M.; Cornelissen, T.; Correard, S.; Costa, M.J.; Costanzo, D.; Cuneo, S.; Dameri, M.; Darbo, G.; de Vivie, J.B.; Di Girolamo, B.; Dobos, D.; Drasal, Z.; Drohan, J.; Einsweiler, K.; Elsing, M.; Emelyanov, D.; Escobar, C.; Facius, K.; Ferrari, P.; Fergusson, D.; Ferrere, D.; Flick,, T.; Froidevaux, D.; Gagliardi, G.; Gallas, M.; Gallop, B.J.; Gan, K.K.; Garcia, C.; Gavrilenko, I.L.; Gemme, C.; Gerlach, P.; Golling, T.; Gonzalez-Sevilla, S.; Goodrick, M.J.; Gorfine, G.; Gottfert, T.; Grosse-Knetter, J.; Hansen, P.H.; Hara, K.; Hartel, R.; Harvey, A.; Hawkings, R.J.; Heinemann, F.E.W.; Henss, T.; Hill, J.C.; Huegging, F.; Jansen, E.; Joseph, J.; Unel, M. Karagoz; Kataoka, M.; Kersten, S.; Khomich, A.; Klingenberg, R.; Kodys, P.; Koffas, T.; Konstantinidis, N.; Kostyukhin, V.; Lacasta, C.; Lari, T.; Latorre, S.; Lester, C.G.; Liebig, W.; Lipniacka, A.; Lourerio, K.F.; Mangin-Brinet, M.; Marti i Garcia, S.; Mathes, M.; Meroni, C.; Mikulec, B.; Mindur, B.; Moed, S.; Moorhead, G.; Morettini, P.; Moyse, E.W.J.; Nakamura, K.; Nechaeva, P.; Nikolaev, K.; Parodi, F.; Parzhitskiy, S.; Pater, J.; Petti, R.; Phillips, P.W.; Pinto, B.; Poppleton, A.; Reeves, K.; Reisinger, I.; Reznicek, P.; Risso, P.; Robinson, D.; Roe, S.; Rozanov, A.; Salzburger, A.; Sandaker, H.; Santi, L.; Schiavi, C.; Schieck, J.; Schultes, J.; Sfyrla, A.; Shaw, C.; Tegenfeldt, F.; Timmermans, C.J.W.P.; Toczek, B.; Troncon, C.; Tyndel, M.; Vernocchi, F.; Virzi, J.; Anh, T. Vu; Warren, M.; Weber, J.; Weber, M.; Weidberg, A.R.; Weingarten, J.; Wellsf, P.S.; Zhelezkow, A.

    2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A small set of final prototypes of the ATLAS Inner Detector silicon tracking system(Pixel Detector and SemiConductor Tracker), were used to take data during the 2004 Combined Test Beam. Data were collected from runs with beams of different flavour (electrons, pions, muons and photons) with a momentum range of 2 to 180 GeV/c. Four independent methods were used to align the silicon modules. The corrections obtained were validated using the known momenta of the beam particles and were shown to yield consistent results among the different alignment approaches. From the residual distributions, it is concluded that the precision attained in the alignmentof the silicon modules is of the order of 5 mm in their most precise coordinate.

  2. Comparison of LHC collimator beam-based alignment to BPM-Interpolated centers

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    Valentino, G; Assmann, R W; Bruce, R; Muller, G J; Redaelli, S; Rossi, A; Lari, L

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The beam centers at the Large Hadron Collider collimators are determined by beam-based alignment, where both jaws of a collimator are moved in separately until a loss spike is detected on a Beam LossMonitor downstream. Orbit drifts of more than a few hundred micrometers cannot be tolerated, as they would compromise the performance of the collimation system. Beam Position Monitors (BPMs) are installed at various locations around the LHC ring, and a linear interpolation of the orbit can be obtained at the collimator positions. In this paper, the results obtained from beam-based alignment are compared with the orbit interpolated from the BPM data throughout the 2011 and 2012 LHC proton runs.

  3. Search for a 'stable alignment limit' in two Higgs-doublet models

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    Dipankar Das; Ipsita Saha

    2015-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the conditions required to make the 2HDM scalar potential stable up to the Planck scale. The lightest CP-even scalar is assumed to have been found at the LHC and the {\\em alignment limit} is imposed in view of the LHC Higgs data. We find that ensuring stability up to scales $\\gtrsim 10^{10}$~GeV necessitates the introduction of a soft breaking parameter in the theory. Even then, some interesting correlations between the nonstandard masses and the soft breaking parameter need to be satisfied. Consequently, a 2HDM becomes completely determined by only two nonstandard parameters, namely, $\\tb$ and a mass parameter, $m_0$, with $\\tb \\gtrsim 3$. These observations make a 2HDM, in the {\\em stable alignment limit}, more predictive than ever.

  4. Self Aligned Cell: Scaling Up Manufacture of a Cost Effective Cell Architecture for Multicrystalline Silicon Photovoltaics

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    Gabor, A.; van Mierlo, F.

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two areas of technology for fabrication of higher efficiency Si-wafer solar cells were addressed: (1) the formation of structured texturing that is an improvement over the industry-standard isotexture process for multicrystalline wafers. (2) the formation of fine line (<50 micron) metallization seed layers in a self-aligned manner where the fingers can be automatically and perfectly lined up to a selective emitter and where expensive silver screen printing paste can be mostly replaced by plating up the seed layers with silver or copper. The benefits are: a) Lower reflectivity , b) Decoupling the performance of the texture from the saw damage, thus allowing for better advances in sawing and a more robust wet process. 1366 Technologies developed 2 pilot machines for 1) deposition and patterning of low-cost resist layers to enable simultaneous Honeycomb front texturing and groove formation for multicrystalline Si wafers, and 2) fine-line dispensing of materials that are self aligned to the grooves.

  5. Final Technical Report: Global Field Aligned Mesh and Gyrokinetic Field Solver in a Tokamak Edge Geometry

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    Cummings, Julian C. [California Institute of Technology

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was a collaboration between researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Irvine to investigate the utility of a global field-aligned mesh and gyrokinetic field solver for simulations of the tokamak plasma edge region. Mesh generation software from UC Irvine was tested with specific tokamak edge magnetic geometry scenarios and the quality of the meshes and the solutions to the gyrokinetic Poisson equation were evaluated.

  6. Automated Eukaryotic Gene Structure Annotation Using EVidenceModeler and the Program to Assemble Spliced Alignments

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    Haas, B J; Salzberg, S L; Zhu, W; Pertea, M; Allen, J E; Orvis, J; White, O; Buell, C R; Wortman, J R

    2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    EVidenceModeler (EVM) is presented as an automated eukaryotic gene structure annotation tool that reports eukaryotic gene structures as a weighted consensus of all available evidence. EVM, when combined with the Program to Assemble Spliced Alignments (PASA), yields a comprehensive, configurable annotation system that predicts protein-coding genes and alternatively spliced isoforms. Our experiments on both rice and human genome sequences demonstrate that EVM produces automated gene structure annotation approaching the quality of manual curation.

  7. System design and implementation for the glass panel alignment and sealing tool for flat panel displays

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    Jordan, J.D.; Stromberg, P.G.; Kuszmaul, S.S.

    1996-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the system designed and fabricated for the National Center for Advanced Information Component Manufacturing (NCAICM) project number 9322-135. The system is a device capable of simultaneously aligning two glass plates and sealing them together with glass frit. The process development was divided into two phases. The first was thermal sealing in an ambient environment. The second was sealing a controlled environment in a vacuum.

  8. Self-aligning hydraulic piston assembly for tensile testing of ceramic

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    Liu, K.C.

    1987-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to a self-aligning grip housing assembly that can transmit an uniaxial load to a tensile specimen without introducing bending stresses into the specimen. Disposed inside said grip housing assembly are a multiplicity of supporting pistons connected to a common source of pressurized oil that carry equal shares of the load applied to the specimen regardless whether there is initial misalignment between the specimen load column assembly and housing axis. 4 figs.

  9. Cr Atom Alignment in Cr-Delta-Doped GaN

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    Kimura, S.; Emura, S.; Zhou, Y. K.; Choi, S. W.; Yamauchi, Y.; Hasegawa, S.; Asahi, H. [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, 8-1, Mihogaoka, Osaka, 567-0047 (Japan); Ofuchi, H. [SPring-8 / Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Nakata, Y. [College of Science and Engineering, Iwaki Meisei University, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan)

    2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Structural properties and Cr atom alignments in Cr-delta doped GaN grown by molecular beam epitaxy are studied with transmission electron microscopy and X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements. It is found that the environment around Cr atoms in delta-doped samples is dramatically changed under various growth conditions. The XAFS analysis of these synthesized layers suggests that new Cr-related complexes are grown.

  10. Waferscale highthroughput ordered growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanowire arrays

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    arrays on GaN substrate with different periods and sizes 2 m 3 m Figure S1. LIL-Patterned growth of ZnO NW arrays on GaN substrate with different periods and sizes of opened-holes. (a) and (b) Top-view and 45o side-view SEM images of vertically aligned ZnO NW arrays on GaN substrate with 200 nm opened

  11. Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection

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    Phillips, Robert Ronald

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    method for structural health monitoring and NDE. In:Special Issue on Structural Health Monitoring for CivilWorkshop on Structural Health Monitoring, F. Casciati and M.

  12. Agenda: Rail, Barge, Truck Transportation

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    Members of the general public and interested stakeholders who wish to make a public comment for the Quadrennial Energy Review record may sign up to speak at the meeting on a first-come-first-served...

  13. Shunting Minimal Rail Car Allocation

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    2003-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 19, 2003 ... empty cars are characterized by a track, a car type, and the desired quantity. ... type of material or a car type, the tonnage or the number of cars ...

  14. Seleno groups control the energy-level alignment between conjugated organic molecules and metals

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    Niederhausen, Jens; Heimel, Georg; Wilke, Andreas; Rabe, Jürgen P. [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany)] [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Duhm, Steffen [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan) [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Bürker, Christoph; Schreiber, Frank [Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen (Germany)] [Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen (Germany); Xin, Qian [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan) [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); School of Physics, Shandong University, 27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan 250100 (China); Vollmer, Antje [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, BESSY II, 12489 Berlin (Germany)] [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, BESSY II, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Kera, Satoshi; Ueno, Nobuo [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); Koch, Norbert [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany) [Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, BESSY II, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

    2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The charge injection from metallic electrodes into hole transporting layers of organic devices often suffers from deviations from vacuum-level alignment at the interface. Even for weakly interacting cases, Pauli repulsion causes an interface dipole between the metal and conjugated organic molecules (COMs) (so called “push-back” or “cushion” effect), which leads notoriously to an increase of the hole injection barrier. On the other hand, for chalcogenol self assembled monolayers (SAMs) on metal surfaces, chemisorption via the formation of chalcogen-metal bonds is commonly observed. In these cases, the energy-level alignment is governed by chalcogen-derived interface states in the vicinity of the metal Fermi-level. In this work, we present X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy data that demonstrate that the interfacial energy-level alignment mechanism found for chalcogenol SAMs also applies to seleno-functionalized COMs. This can be exploited to mitigate the push-back effect at metal contacts, notably also when COMs with low ionization energies are employed, permitting exceedingly low hole injection barriers, as shown here for the interfaces of tetraseleno-tetracene with Au(111), Ag(111), and Cu(111)

  15. Observation of ?-vibrations and alignments built on non-ground-state configurations in ¹??Dy

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

    Zhu, C. -H.; Hartley, D. J.; Riedinger, L. L.; Sharpey-Schafer, J. F.; Almond, J. M.; Beausang, C.; Carpenter, M. P.; Chiara, C. J.; Cooper, N.; Curien, D.; et al

    2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The exact nature of the lowest K?=2? rotational bands in all deformed nuclei remains obscure. Traditionally they are assumed to be collective vibrations of the nuclear shape in the ? degree of freedom perpendicular to the nuclear symmetry axis. Very few such ?-bands have been traced past the usual back-bending rotational alignments of high-j nucleons. We have investigated the structure of positive-parity bands in the N=90 nucleus ¹??Dy, using the ¹??Nd(¹²C,4n)¹??Dy reaction at 65 MeV, observing the resulting ?-ray transitions with the Gammasphere array. The even- and odd-spin members of the ?=2? ?-band are observed to 32? and 31? respectively.more »This rotational band faithfully tracks the ground-state configuration to the highest spins. The members of a possible ?-vibration built on the aligned yrast S-band are observed to spins 28? and 27?. An even-spin positive-parity band, observed to spin 24?, is a candidate for an aligned S-band built on the seniority-zero configuration of the 0?? state at 676 keV. The crossing of this band with the 0?? band is at hwc = 0.28(1) MeV and is consistent with the configuration of the 0?? band not producing any blocking of the monopole pairing.« less

  16. Design and performance of the alignment system for the CMS muon endcaps

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    Hohlmann, Marcus; Baksay, Gyongyi; Browngold, Max; Dehmelt, Klaus; Guragain, Samir; Andreev, Valery; Yang, Xiaofeng; Bellinger, James; Carlsmith, Duncan; Feyzi, Farshid; Loveless, Richard J.; /Florida Inst. Tech. /UCLA /Wisconsin U., Madison /UC, Davis /Fermilab /St. Petersburg, INP /UC, Riverside

    2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The alignment system for the CMS Muon Endcap detector employs several hundred sensors such as optical 1-D CCD sensors illuminated by lasers and analog distance- and tilt-sensors to monitor the positions of one sixth of 468 large Cathode Strip Chambers. The chambers mounted on the endcap yoke disks undergo substantial deformation on the order of centimeters when the 4T field is switched on and off. The Muon Endcap alignment system is required to monitor chamber positions with 75-200 {micro}m accuracy in the R? plane, {approx}400 {micro}m in the radial direction, and {approx}1 mm in the z-direction along the beam axis. The complete alignment hardware for one of the two endcaps has been installed at CERN. A major system test was performed when the 4T solenoid magnet was ramped up to full field for the first time in August 2006. We present the overall system design and first results on disk deformations, which indicate that the measurements agree with expectations.

  17. Aligned carbon nanotube with electro-catalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Liu, Di-Jia (Naperville, IL); Yang, Junbing (Westmont, IL); Wang, Xiaoping (Naperville, IL)

    2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A catalyst for an electro-chemical oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) of a bundle of longitudinally aligned carbon nanotubes having a catalytically active transition metal incorporated longitudinally in said nanotubes. A method of making an electro-chemical catalyst for an oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) having a bundle of longitudinally aligned carbon nanotubes with a catalytically active transition metal incorporated throughout the nanotubes, where a substrate is in a first reaction zone, and a combination selected from one or more of a hydrocarbon and an organometallic compound containing an catalytically active transition metal and a nitrogen containing compound and an inert gas and a reducing gas is introduced into the first reaction zone which is maintained at a first reaction temperature for a time sufficient to vaporize material therein. The vaporized material is then introduced to a second reaction zone maintained at a second reaction temperature for a time sufficient to grow longitudinally aligned carbon nanotubes over the substrate with a catalytically active transition metal incorporated throughout the nanotubes.

  18. A unified statistical model of protein multiple sequence alignment integrating direct coupling and insertions

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    Kinjo, Akira R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The multiple sequence alignment (MSA) of a protein family provides a wealth of information in terms of the conservation pattern of amino acid residues not only at each alignment site but also between distant sites. In order to statistically model the MSA incorporating both short-range and long-range correlations as well as insertions, I have derived a lattice gas model of the MSA based on the principle of maximum entropy. The partition function, obtained by the transfer matrix method with a mean-field approximation, accounts for all possible alignments with all possible sequences. The model parameters for short-range and long-range interactions were determined by a self-consistent condition and by a Gaussian approximation, respectively. Using this model with and without long-range interactions, I analyzed the globin and V-set domains by increasing the "temperature" and by "mutating" a site. The correlations between residue conservation and various measures of the system's stability indicate that the long-rang...

  19. Large-scale tidal fields on primordial density perturbations ? .II Alignment of Cosmic Structures

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    Alejandro Gonzalez

    1997-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the primordial density field imposes certain degree of coherence in the orientation of density perturbations. We quantify the scale of coherence and show that is significant on scales of at least $30-40h^{-1}$Mpc, being more important in density fields with flat spectrum. Evidence is also presented that the reason for this coherence is that the long density waves are the dominant part of the superposition of waves which build the large-scale density peaks. As a consequence of this, small-scale peaks tend to follow the configuration of their host large-scale perturbations. Different types of alignments are investigated. It is shown that alignment of the major axes of neighbouring peaks is more prominent around the highest peaks than around the lower ones. Alignments between the major axes of peaks and the radius-vector joining their centre with the centre of a high peak were not observed. Evidence is presented that peaks develop tails extending to neighbouring peaks, as predicted by Bond (1987a, 1987b) and Bahcall (1987).

  20. Observation of ?-vibrations and alignments built on non-ground-state configurations in ¹??Dy

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

    Zhu, C. -H. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Hartley, D. J. [US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (United States); Riedinger, L. L. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Sharpey-Schafer, J. F. [Univ. of Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa); Almond, J. M. [Univ. of Richmond, Richmond, VA (United States); Beausang, C. [Univ. of Richmond, Richmond, VA (United States); Carpenter, M. P. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Chiara, C. J. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Cooper, N. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Curien, D. [Univ. de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Gall, B. J. P. [Univ. de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Garrett, P. E. [Univ. of Guelph, ON (Canada); Janssens, R. V. F. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Kondev, F. G. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Kulp, W. D. [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Lauritsen, T. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); McCutchan, E. A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Miller, D. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Piot, J. [Univ. de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Redon, N. [Inst. de Physique Nucleaire Lyon, Villeurbanne (France); Riley, M. A. [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Simpson, J. [Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Daresbury (United Kingdom). Daresbury Lab.; Stefanescu, I. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Werner, V. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Wang, X. [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Wood, J. L. [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Majola, S. N. T. [iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation, Somerset-West (South Africa); Univ. of Cape Town, Rondebosch (South Africa); Zhu, S. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The exact nature of the lowest K?=2? rotational bands in all deformed nuclei remains obscure. Traditionally they are assumed to be collective vibrations of the nuclear shape in the ? degree of freedom perpendicular to the nuclear symmetry axis. Very few such ?-bands have been traced past the usual back-bending rotational alignments of high-j nucleons. We have investigated the structure of positive-parity bands in the N=90 nucleus ¹??Dy, using the ¹??Nd(¹²C,4n)¹??Dy reaction at 65 MeV, observing the resulting ?-ray transitions with the Gammasphere array. The even- and odd-spin members of the ?=2? ?-band are observed to 32? and 31? respectively. This rotational band faithfully tracks the ground-state configuration to the highest spins. The members of a possible ?-vibration built on the aligned yrast S-band are observed to spins 28? and 27?. An even-spin positive-parity band, observed to spin 24?, is a candidate for an aligned S-band built on the seniority-zero configuration of the 0?? state at 676 keV. The crossing of this band with the 0?? band is at hwc = 0.28(1) MeV and is consistent with the configuration of the 0?? band not producing any blocking of the monopole pairing.

  1. Defect assistant band alignment transition from staggered to broken gap in mixed As/Sb tunnel field effect transistor heterostructure

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    Yener, Aylin

    .3As heterointerface. As a result, the band alignment was converted from staggered gap to broken gap-to-source voltage, VGS. As the SS of a MOSFET is governed by the transport mechanism of thermionic-emission over

  2. High-resolution calorimetric study of the nematic to smectic- A transition in aligned liquid crystal–aerosil gels

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Garland, Carl W.

    High-resolution ac calorimetry has been used to study the nematic to smectic-A (N-SmA) phase transition in the liquid crystal octylcyanobiphenyl (8CB) confined in aligned colloidal aerosil gels. A stable and robust nematic ...

  3. Load Transfer Analysis in Short Carbon Fibers with Radially-Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Embedded in a Polymer Matrix

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    Ray, M. C.

    A novel shortfiber composite in which the microscopic advanced fiber reinforcements are coated with radially aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is analyzed in this study. A shear-lag model is developed to analyze the load ...

  4. Boosting the computational performance of feature-based multiple 3D scan alignment by iat-k-means clustering

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    Signoroni, Alberto

    Boosting the computational performance of feature-based multiple 3D scan alignment by iat-k-means of clusters) implementation of a k-means clustering. The proposed method also comprises convergence quality

  5. Efficient band alignment for ZnxCd1xSe QD-sensitized TiO2 solar cells

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cao, Guozhong

    alignment of the QDs is favorable to enhance the photovoltaic performance for solar cells, by producing, in which the metal chalcogenide can run stably, without serious degradation. An improvement of the power

  6. Exohedral Physisorption of Ambient Moisture Scales Non-monotonically with Fiber Proximity in Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays

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    Stein, Itai Y.

    Here we present a study on the presence of physisorbed water on the surface of aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in ambient conditions, where the wet CNT array mass can be more than 200% larger than that of dry CNTs, and ...

  7. Figure 1: Short read mapping aligns reads to a reference genome in the presences of errors and genetic variations.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Elhanan

    consumption, and sensitivity of the hardware system to the BFAST and Bowtie software tools. The described versus Bowtie. Also, the hardware system is more sensitive than Bowtie, which aligns approximately 80

  8. TopHat2: accurate alignment of transcriptomes in the presence of insertions, deletions and gene fusions

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    Kim, Daehwan; Pertea, Geo; Trapnell, Cole; Pimentel, Harold; Kelley, Ryan; Salzberg, Steven L

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    gapped-read alignment with Bowtie 2. Nat Methods 2012, 9:TopHat2 can use either Bowtie [17] or Bowtie2 [15] as itswhen used with the original Bowtie program (a non- Table 1

  9. THE BANANA PROJECT. III. SPIN-ORBIT ALIGNMENT IN THE LONG-PERIOD ECLIPSING BINARY NY CEPHEI

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    Albrecht, Simon H.

    Binaries are not always neatly aligned. Previous observations of the DI Her system showed that the spin axes of both stars are highly inclined with respect to one another and the orbital axis. Here, we report on a measurement ...

  10. Diagnostic apparatus and method for use in the alignment of one or more laser means onto a fiber optics interface

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Johnson, Steve A. (Tracy, CA); Shannon, Robert R. (Tucson, AZ)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Diagnostic apparatus for use in determining the proper alignment of a plurality of laser beams onto a fiber optics interface is disclosed. The apparatus includes a lens assembly which serves two functions, first to focus a plurality of laser beams onto the fiber optics interface, and secondly to reflect and image the interface using scattered light to a monitor means. The monitor means permits indirect observation of the alignment or focusing of the laser beams onto the fiber optics interface.

  11. Diagnostic apparatus and method for use in the alignment of one or more laser means onto a fiber optics interface

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Johnson, S.A.; Shannon, R.R.

    1985-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Diagnostic apparatus for use in determining the proper alignment of a plurality of laser beams onto a fiber optics interface is disclosed. The apparatus includes a lens assembly which serves two functions, first to focus a plurality of laser beams onto the fiber optics interface, and secondly to reflect and image the interface using scattered light to a monitor means. The monitor means permits indirect observation of the alignment or focusing of the laser beams onto the fiber optics interface.

  12. Aligned Partnerships

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    involved in collecting, reconciling, and transferring FAC funds. Also, WFO sponsors and CRADA partners program and financial personnel must process the FAC invoices for payment,...

  13. Aligned Partnerships

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO Overview OCHCOSystemsProgram OverviewAdvocate - Issue 55-JulyBurden RFIAlicia Moulton

  14. ANALYSIS OF SPIN-ORBIT ALIGNMENT IN THE WASP-32, WASP-38, AND HAT-P-27/WASP-40 SYSTEMS

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brown, D. J. A.; Collier Cameron, A.; Enoch, B.; Miller, G. R. M. [SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS (United Kingdom); Diaz, R. F. [LAM (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Aix Marseille Universite, CNRS, UMR 7326, F-13388 Marseille (France); Doyle, A. P.; Smalley, B.; Anderson, D. R.; Hellier, C.; Maxted, P. F. L. [Astrophysics Group, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Lennard-Jones Building, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG (United Kingdom); Gillon, M. [Institut d'Astrophysique et de Geophysique, Universite de Liege, Allee du 6 Aout, 17 (Bat. B5C) Sart Tilman, B-4000 Liege (Belgium); Lendl, M.; Triaud, A. H. M. J.; Queloz, D. [Observatoire Astronomique de l'Universite de Geneve, 51 Chemin des Maillettes, CH-1290 Sauverny (Switzerland); Pollacco, D. [Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); Boisse, I. [Centro de Astrofisica, Universidade do Porto, Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto (Portugal); Hebrard, G., E-mail: djab@st-andrews.ac.uk [Institut dAstrophysique de Paris, UMR7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre and Marie Curie, 98bis boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris (France)

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present measurements of the spin-orbit alignment angle, {lambda}, for the hot Jupiter systems WASP-32, WASP-38, and HAT-P-27/WASP-40, based on data obtained using the HARPS spectrograph. We analyze the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for all three systems and also carry out Doppler tomography for WASP-32 and WASP-38. We find that WASP-32 (T {sub eff} = 6140{sup +90} {sub -100} K) is aligned, with an alignment angle of {lambda} = 10.{sup 0}5{sup +6.4} {sub -6.5} obtained through tomography, and that WASP-38 (T {sub eff} = 6180{sup +40} {sub -60} K) is also aligned, with tomographic analysis yielding {lambda} = 7.{sup 0}5{sup +4.7} {sub -6.1}. The latter result provides an order-of-magnitude improvement in the uncertainty in {lambda} compared to the previous analysis of Simpson et al. We are only able to loosely constrain the angle for HAT-P-27/WASP-40 (T{sub eff} = 5190{sup +160} {sub -170} K) to {lambda} = 24.{sup 0}2{sup +76.0}{sub -44.5}, owing to the poor signal-to-noise ratio of our data. We consider this result a non-detection under a slightly updated version of the alignment test of Brown et al. We place our results in the context of the full sample of spin-orbit alignment measurements, finding that they provide further support for previously established trends.

  15. Effects of fiber direction on heat conduction in unidirectionally aligned fiber composites

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    Havis, Clark Reagan

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Composites, " Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 46, pp. 563-567. 44 APPENDIX A NOMENCI ATURE 2G A A d If k k?k, Iy kf km k?k, k? k?, y, k? kgs~ k~v~ kss i, m) B qs 9cai~ q~s S T W s&p~s /f 'y lF V Vf im r fiber spacing... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1987 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering EFFECTS OF FIBER DIRECTION ON HEAT CONDUCTION IN UNIDIRECTIONALLY ALIGNED FIBER COMPOSITES A Thesis CLARK REAGAN HAVIS Approved as to style and content by: G. P. Peterson...

  16. Control Mechanisms for the Growth of Isolated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers

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    Merkulov, Vladimir I [ORNL; Hensley, Dale K [ORNL; Melechko, Anatoli Vasilievich [ORNL; Guillorn, M. A. [Cornell University; Lowndes, Douglas H [ORNL; Simpson, Michael L [ORNL

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Isolated vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) have been grown using dc plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, and the effects of the growth conditions on VACNF morphology and composition have been determined in substantial detail. The dependence of the growth rate, tip and base diameters, and chemical composition of isolated VACNFs on the growth parameters is described, including the effects of plasma power and gas mixture. Phenomenological models explaining the observed growth behavior are presented. The results indicate the importance of plasma control for the deterministic growth of isolated VACNFs, which are promising elements for the fabrication of practical nanoscale devices.

  17. Silicon solar cells made by a self-aligned, selective-emitter, plasma-etchback process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ruby, Douglas S. (Albuquerque, NM); Schubert, William K. (Albuquerque, NM); Gee, James M. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A potentially low-cost process for forming and passivating a selective emitter. The process uses a plasma etch of the heavily doped emitter to improve its performance. The grids of the solar cell are used to mask the plasma etch so that only the emitter in the region between the grids is etched, while the region beneath the grids remains heavily doped for low contact resistance. This process is potentially low-cost because it requires no alignment. After the emitter etch, a silicon nitride layer is deposited by plasma-enhanced, chemical vapor deposition, and the solar cell is annealed in a forming gas.

  18. Silicon solar cells made by a self-aligned, selective-emitter, plasma-etchback process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ruby, D.S.; Schubert, W.K.; Gee, J.M.

    1999-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A potentially low-cost process for forming and passivating a selective emitter. The process uses a plasma etch of the heavily doped emitter to improve its performance. The grids of the solar cell are used to mask the plasma etch so that only the emitter in the region between the grids is etched, while the region beneath the grids remains heavily doped for low contact resistance. This process is potentially low-cost because it requires no alignment. After the emitter etch, a silicon nitride layer is deposited by plasma-enhanced, chemical vapor deposition, and the solar cell is annealed in a forming gas. 5 figs.

  19. Neutron blocking and delayed proton pair alignment in superdeformed {sup 195}Pb

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    Farris, L.P.; Henry, E.A.; Becker, J.A.; Brinkman, M.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Cederwall, B. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Cizewski, J.A. [Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 (United States)] [Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 (United States); Deleplanque, M.A.; Diamond, R.M. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Draper, J.E.; Duyar, C. [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)] [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Fallon, P. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Hughes, J.R. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Kelly, W.H. [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States)] [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States); Lee, I.Y.; Macchiavelli, A.O. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Rubel, E.C. [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)] [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Stephens, F.S. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Stoyer, M.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Vo, D.T. [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States)] [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Four new superdeformed bands have been observed in {sup 195}Pb, the first time superdeformation has been observed in an odd-{ital A} Pb nucleus. Two of the bands have a dynamic moment of inertia that is nearly constant as a function of {h_bar}{omega}. This is the first time that bands with such behavior have been observed in an odd-{ital A} nucleus in the {ital A}{approx}190 region and it is interpreted as the result of the blocking of the alignment of neutron pairs.

  20. Type I vacuum solutions with aligned Papapetrou fields: an intrinsic characterization

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    Joan Josep Ferrando; Juan Antonio Sáez

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that Petrov type I vacuum solutions admitting a Killing vector whose Papapetrou field is aligned with a principal bivector of the Weyl tensor are the Kasner and Taub metrics, their counterpart with timelike orbits and their associated windmill-like solutions, as well as the Petrov homogeneous vacuum solution. We recover all these metrics by using an integration method based on an invariant classification which allows us to characterize every solution. In this way we obtain an intrinsic and explicit algorithm to identify them.