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  1. Proceedings, 27th international conference on ground control in mining

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    Peng, S.S.; Mark, C.; Finfinger, G. (and others) (eds.)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Topics covered include: coal bumps and rockbursts, surface subsidence, surface mining, mine seals, longwall mining, pillars, roof bolting, rock mechanics and standing supports.

  2. Mining

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    Supply and cost management–including energy costs–pose key challenges for U.S. mining companies. The industry has worked with AMO to develop a range of resources for increasing energy efficiency and reducing costs.

  3. MEMS in microfluidic channels.

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    Ashby, Carol Iris Hill; Okandan, Murat; Michalske, Terry A.; Sounart, Thomas L.; Matzke, Carolyn M.

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) comprise a new class of devices that include various forms of sensors and actuators. Recent studies have shown that microscale cantilever structures are able to detect a wide range of chemicals, biomolecules or even single bacterial cells. In this approach, cantilever deflection replaces optical fluorescence detection thereby eliminating complex chemical tagging steps that are difficult to achieve with chip-based architectures. A key challenge to utilizing this new detection scheme is the incorporation of functionalized MEMS structures within complex microfluidic channel architectures. The ability to accomplish this integration is currently limited by the processing approaches used to seal lids on pre-etched microfluidic channels. This report describes Sandia's first construction of MEMS instrumented microfluidic chips, which were fabricated by combining our leading capabilities in MEMS processing with our low-temperature photolithographic method for fabricating microfluidic channels. We have explored in-situ cantilevers and other similar passive MEMS devices as a new approach to directly sense fluid transport, and have successfully monitored local flow rates and viscosities within microfluidic channels. Actuated MEMS structures have also been incorporated into microfluidic channels, and the electrical requirements for actuation in liquids have been quantified with an elegant theory. Electrostatic actuation in water has been accomplished, and a novel technique for monitoring local electrical conductivities has been invented.

  4. MEMS technology for timing and frequency control

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    Nguyen, CTC

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Y. Kim, “Noise in microelectromechanical system resonators,”regard, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology,focus upon microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and include

  5. The 'Mine/Yours' method of international comparisons of carbon emissions

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    Murtishaw, Scott; Schipper, Lee; Unander, Fridtjof

    2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In previous work (Schipper, Unander & Lilliu 1999), we summarized a new method for comparing energy use and carbon emissions among various countries. We call this the ''Mine/Yours'' comparison. In this paper, we provide details of the comparisons methodology, and carry out the comparison on a number of IEA countries. We calculate the average energy intensities I for a sample of countries (''yours'') and multiply them by structural parameters S for a particular country (''mine''). Comparing the results with the actual energy use of the country in question gives us an estimate of how much energy that country would use with average intensities but with its own structural conditions. The converse can be calculated as well, that is, average structure and own intensities. Emissions can be introduced through the F (fuel mix) term. These calculations show where differences in the components of emissions lead to large gaps among countries, and where those differences are not important. We show which components cause the largest variance in emissions by sector. In households, home size, average winter climate, and energy intensity appear to be the most important differentiating characteristics for space heating. For other residential energy uses the mix of fuels used to generate electricity (utility mix) is most important. Because some of the differences are ''built in'' - geography, climate, natural resources endowment - we conclude by questioning whether uniform emissions reductions targets make sense. Indeed, the ''Mine/Yours'' tool provides a valuable guide to important ways in which emissions may or may not be flexible.

  6. Cup 2001 of The Seventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining USA/ San Francisco, August 26-29,2001.

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    under study, with would be the binding activity, cancer diagnostic (Werner 2001), collagen & thrombosisCup 2001 of The Seventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining candidate molecules given requirements may be useful, determining what separates the active (binding

  7. International Conference on Ground Control in Mining SDPS for Windows: An Integrated Approach to Ground Deformation Prediction

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    deformation prediction techniques, for assessing mining impacts on surface structures and facilities of surface facility to be protected. The Surface Deformation Prediction Software System (SDPS consideration of active, as well as abandoned, mine operations. The damages attributed to this phenomenon

  8. Piezoelectric MEMS for energy harvesting

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    Kim, Sang-Gook

    Piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have been proven to be an attractive technology for harvesting small magnitudes of energy from ambient vibrations. This technology promises to eliminate the need for ...

  9. Ovenized microelectromechanical system (MEMS) resonator

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    Olsson, Roy H; Wojciechowski, Kenneth; Kim, Bongsang

    2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    An ovenized micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) resonator including: a substantially thermally isolated mechanical resonator cavity; a mechanical oscillator coupled to the mechanical resonator cavity; and a heating element formed on the mechanical resonator cavity.

  10. *whamilto@mines.edu Hamilton, W.B., 2007, Earth's first two billion years--The era of internally mobile crust, in Hatcher, R.D., Jr., Carlson, M.P., McBride, J.H., and Martnez Cataln,

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    Hamilton, Warren B.

    233 *whamilto@mines.edu Hamilton, W.B., 2007, Earth's first two billion years--The era of internally mobile crust Warren B. Hamilton* Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden;234 Hamilton INTRODUCTION This essay is a study in alternatives. Most current interpreta- tions of geodynamics

  11. Towards and industrial ecosystem for power MEMS

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    Havel, Timothy Franklin

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is concerned with the commercial applications of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturing processes to advanced energy technologies. This field of engineering has come to be known as Power MEMS. ...

  12. Salon International des Energies (SIDE), International Energy Exhibition & Conference Oil, Gas, Mining, RnE, October 2 -5, 2012 Palais des Congrs -Marrakech, Maroc.

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    Olsen, Paul E.

    , Mining, RnE, October 2 - 5, 2012 Palais des Congrès - Marrakech, Maroc. Potential source rocks of Late

  13. Microelectromechanical (MEM) thermal actuator

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    Garcia, Ernest J. (Albuquerque, NM); Fulcher, Clay W. G. (Sandia Park, NM)

    2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Microelectromechanical (MEM) buckling beam thermal actuators are disclosed wherein the buckling direction of a beam is constrained to a desired direction of actuation, which can be in-plane or out-of-plane with respect to a support substrate. The actuators comprise as-fabricated, linear beams of uniform cross section supported above the substrate by supports which rigidly attach a beam to the substrate. The beams can be heated by methods including the passage of an electrical current through them. The buckling direction of an initially straight beam upon heating and expansion is controlled by incorporating one or more directional constraints attached to the substrate and proximal to the mid-point of the beam. In the event that the beam initially buckles in an undesired direction, deformation of the beam induced by contact with a directional constraint generates an opposing force to re-direct the buckling beam into the desired direction. The displacement and force generated by the movement of the buckling beam can be harnessed to perform useful work, such as closing contacts in an electrical switch.

  14. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 GPS-based 3D-Monitoring in Surface Mining

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    , spreader, scanner, compactor, 3D, DTM, digger, open cast mining, mining 1 THE COMPANY RMR exists since 1987. The company currently thinks of GPS devices taking a similar sale way as before the PC e.g. In this way is so that the search of referencing to referenced objects is just as fast as the reverse search

  15. Ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films for MEMS and moving mechanical assembly devices.

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    Krauss, A. R.; Gruen, D. M.; Jayatissa, A.; Sumant, A.; Tucek, J.; Auciello, O.; Mancini, D.; Moldovan, N.; Erdemir, A.; Ersoy, D.; Gardos, M. N.; Busmann, H. G.; Meyer, E. M.; Ding, M. Q.; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago; Raytheon Electronic Systems Comp.; Fraunhofer Inst. for Applied Materials Science; Univ. of Bremen; Beijing Inst. of Electronics

    2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MEMS devices are currently fabricated primarily in silicon because of the available surface machining technology. A major problem with the Si-based MEMS technology is that Si has poor mechanical and tribological properties [J.J. Sniegowski, in: B. Bushan (Ed.), Tribology Issues and Opportunities in MEMS, Kluwer Academic Publisher, The Netherlands, 1998, p. 325; A.P. Lee, A.P. Pisano, M.G. Lim, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 276 (1992) 67.], and practical MEMS devices are currently limited primarily to applications involving only bending and flexural motion, such as cantilever accelerometers and vibration sensors. However, because of the poor flexural strength and fracture toughness of Si, and the tendency of Si to adhere to hydrophilic surfaces, even these simple devices have limited dynamic range. Future MEMS applications that involve significant rolling or sliding contact will require the use of new materials with significantly improved mechanical and tribological properties, and the ability to perform well in harsh environments, Diamond is a superhard material of high mechanical strength, exceptional chemical inertness, and outstanding thermal stability. The brittle fracture strength is 23 times that of Si, and the projected wear life of diamond MEMS moving mechanical assemblies (MEMS MMAs) is 10 000 times greater than that of Si MMAs. However, as the hardest known material, diamond is notoriously difficult to fabricate. Conventional CVD thin film deposition methods offer an approach to the fabrication of ultra-small diamond structures, but the films have large grain size, high internal stress, poor intergranular adhesion, and very rough surfaces, and are consequently ill-suited for MEMS MMA applications. Diamond-like films are also being investigated for application to MEMS devices. However, they involve mainly physical vapor deposition methods that are not suitable for good conformal deposition on high aspect ratio features, and generally they do not exhibit the outstanding mechanical properties of diamond. We demonstrate here the application of a novel microwave plasma technique using a unique C{sub 60}/Ar or CH{sub 4}/Ar chemistry that produces phase-pure ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) coatings with morphological and mechanical properties that are ideally suited for MEMS applications in general, and MMA use in particular. We have developed lithographic techniques for the fabrication of UNCD-MEMS components, including cantilevers and multi-level devices, acting as precursors to microbearings and gears, making UNCD a promising material for the development of high performance MEMS devices.

  16. Amorphous Diamond MEMS and Sensors

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    SULLIVAN, JOHN P.; FRIEDMANN, THOMAS A.; ASHBY, CAROL I.; DE BOER, MAARTEN P.; SCHUBERT, W. KENT; SHUL, RANDY J.; HOHLFELDER, ROBERT J.; LAVAN, D.A.

    2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a new microsystems technology for the creation of microsensors and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) using stress-free amorphous diamond (aD) films. Stress-free aD is a new material that has mechanical properties close to that of crystalline diamond, and the material is particularly promising for the development of high sensitivity microsensors and rugged and reliable MEMS. Some of the unique properties of aD include the ability to easily tailor film stress from compressive to slightly tensile, hardness and stiffness 80-90% that of crystalline diamond, very high wear resistance, a hydrophobic surface, extreme chemical inertness, chemical compatibility with silicon, controllable electrical conductivity from insulating to conducting, and biocompatibility. A variety of MEMS structures were fabricated from this material and evaluated. These structures included electrostatically-actuated comb drives, micro-tensile test structures, singly- and doubly-clamped beams, and friction and wear test structures. It was found that surface micromachined MEMS could be fabricated in this material easily and that the hydrophobic surface of the film enabled the release of structures without the need for special drying procedures or the use of applied hydrophobic coatings. Measurements using these structures revealed that aD has a Young's modulus of {approx}650 GPa, a tensile fracture strength of 8 GPa, and a fracture toughness of 8 MPa{center_dot}m {sup 1/2}. These results suggest that this material may be suitable in applications where stiction or wear is an issue. Flexural plate wave (FPW) microsensors were also fabricated from aD. These devices use membranes of aD as thin as {approx}100 nm. The performance of the aD FPW sensors was evaluated for the detection of volatile organic compounds using ethyl cellulose as the sensor coating. For comparable membrane thicknesses, the aD sensors showed better performance than silicon nitride based sensors. Greater than one order of magnitude increase in chemical sensitivity is expected through the use of ultra-thin aD membranes in the FPW sensor. The discoveries and development of the aD microsystems technology that were made in this project have led to new research projects in the areas of aD bioMEMS and aD radio frequency MEMS.

  17. High Efficiency Optical MEMS by the Integration of Photonic Lattices with Surface MEMS

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    FLEMING, JAMES G.; LIN, SHAWN-YU; MANI, SEETHAMBAL S.; RODGERS, M. STEVEN; DAGEL, DARYL J.

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report outlines our work on the integration of high efficiency photonic lattice structures with MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems). The simplest of these structures were based on 1-D mirror structures. These were integrated into a variety of devices, movable mirrors, switchable cavities and finally into Bragg fiber structures which enable the control of light in at least 2 dimensions. Of these devices, the most complex were the Bragg fibers. Bragg fibers consist of hollow tubes in which light is guided in a low index media (air) and confined by surrounding Bragg mirror stacks. In this work, structures with internal diameters from 5 to 30 microns have been fabricated and much larger structures should also be possible. We have demonstrated the fabrication of these structures with short wavelength band edges ranging from 400 to 1600nm. There may be potential applications for such structures in the fields of integrated optics and BioMEMS. We have also looked at the possibility of waveguiding in 3 dimensions by integrating defects into 3-dimensional photonic lattice structures. Eventually it may be possible to tune such structures by mechanically modulating the defects.

  18. MEMS packaging efforts at Sandia National Laboratories.

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    Custer, Jonathan Sloane

    2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories has programs covering a broad range of MEMS technologies from LIGA to bulk to surface micromachining. These MEMS technologies are being considered for an equally broad range of applications, including sensors, actuators, optics, and microfluidics. As these technologies have moved from the research to the prototype product stage, packaging has been required to develop new capabilities to integrated MEMS and other technologies into functional microsystems. This paper discusses several of Sandia's MEMS packaging efforts, focusing mainly on inserting Sandia's SUMMIT V (5-level polysilicon) surface micromachining technology into fieldable microsystems.

  19. Mines and Mining (Maryland)

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    It is the policy of the state to encourage the development of mined resources in Maryland while protecting the environment and public health and safety. This legislation establishes the Bureau of...

  20. Longwall mining

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    NONE

    1995-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of EIA`s program to provide information on coal, this report, Longwall-Mining, describes longwall mining and compares it with other underground mining methods. Using data from EIA and private sector surveys, the report describes major changes in the geologic, technological, and operating characteristics of longwall mining over the past decade. Most important, the report shows how these changes led to dramatic improvements in longwall mining productivity. For readers interested in the history of longwall mining and greater detail on recent developments affecting longwall mining, the report includes a bibliography.

  1. Design of Surface Micromachined Compliant MEMS

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    Joe Anthony Bradley

    2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The consideration of compliant mechanisms as Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) is the focus of this research endeavor. MEMS are micron to millimeter devices that combine electrical, mechanical, and information processing capabilities on the same device. These MEMS need some mechanical motion or parts that move relative to each other. This relative motion, using multiple parts, is not desired because of the assembly requirement and the friction introduced. Compliant devices limits or eliminates friction and the need for multi-component assembly. Compliant devices improve designs by creating single piece mechanisms. The purpose of this research is to validate surface micromachining as a viable fabrication process for compliant MEMS designs. Specifically, this research has sought to fabricate a micro-compliant gripper and a micro-compliant clamp to illustrate the process. While other researchers have created compliant MEMs, most have used comb-drive actuation methods and bulk micromachining processes. This research focused on fully-compliant devices that use device flexibility for motion and actuation. Validation of these compliant MEMS is achieved by structural optimization of device design and functional performance testing. This research contributes to the ongoing research in MEMS by evaluating the potential of using surface micromachining as a process for fabricating compliant micro-mechanisms.

  2. Design of Surface micromachined Compliant MEMS

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    Joe Anthony Bradley

    2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The consideration of compliant mechanisms as Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) is the focus of this research endeavor. MEMS are micron to millimeter devices that combine electrical, mechanical, and information processing capabilities on the same device. These MEMS need some mechanical motion or parts that move relative to each other. This relative motion, using multiple parts, is not desired because of the assembly requirement and the friction introduced. Compliant devices limits or eliminates friction and the need for multi-component assembly. Compliant devices improve designs by creating single piece mechanisms. The purpose of this research is to validate surface micromachining as a viable fabrication process for compliant MEMS designs. Specifically, this research has sought to fabricate a micro-compliant gripper and a micro-compliant clamp to illustrate the process. While other researchers have created compliant MEMS, most have used comb-drive actuation methods and bulk micromachining processes. This research focuses on fully-compliant devices that use device flexibility for motion and actuation. Validation of these compliant MEMS is achieved by structural optimization of device design and functional performance testing. This research contributes to the ongoing research in MEMS by evaluating the potential of using surface micromachining as a process for fabricating compliant micro-mechanisms.

  3. Proceedings of the sixteenth international symposium on mine planning and equipment selection (MPES 2007) and the tenth international symposium on environmental issues and waste management in energy and mineral production (SWEMP 2007)

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    Singhal, R.K.; Fytas, K.; Jongsiri, S.; Ge, Hao (eds.) [Universite Laval, Quebec, PQ (Canada)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Papers presented at MPES 2007 covered: coal mining and clean coal processing technologies; control, design and planning of surface and underground mines; drilling, blasting and excavation engineering; mining equipment selection; automation and information technology; maintenance and production management for mines and mining systems; health, safety and environment; cost effective methods of mine reclamation; mine closure and waste disposal; and rock mechanics and geotechnical issues. Papers from SWEMP 2007 discussed methods and technologies for assessing, minimizing and preventing environmental problems associated with mineral and energy production. Topics included environmental impacts of coal-fired power projects; emission control in thermal power plants; greenhouse gas abatement technologies; remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater; environmental issues in surface and underground mining of coal, minerals and ores; managing mine waste and mine water; and control of effluents from mineral processing, metallurgical and chemical plants.

  4. Solder self-assembly for MEMS fabrication

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    Au, Hin Meng, 1977-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines and demonstrates self-assembly of MEMS components on the 25 micron scale onto substrates using the capillary force of solder. This is an order of magnitude smaller than current solder self-assembly in ...

  5. Si-based RF MEMS components.

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    Stevens, James E.; Nordquist, Christopher Daniel; Baker, Michael Sean; Fleming, James Grant; Stewart, Harold D.; Dyck, Christopher William

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMS) are an enabling technology for next-generation communications and radar systems in both military and commercial sectors. RF MEMS-based reconfigurable circuits outperform solid-state circuits in terms of insertion loss, linearity, and static power consumption and are advantageous in applications where high signal power and nanosecond switching speeds are not required. We have demonstrated a number of RF MEMS switches on high-resistivity silicon (high-R Si) that were fabricated by leveraging the volume manufacturing processes available in the Microelectronics Development Laboratory (MDL), a Class-1, radiation-hardened CMOS manufacturing facility. We describe novel tungsten and aluminum-based processes, and present results of switches developed in each of these processes. Series and shunt ohmic switches and shunt capacitive switches were successfully demonstrated. The implications of fabricating on high-R Si and suggested future directions for developing low-loss RF MEMS-based circuits are also discussed.

  6. Piezoelectric MEMS resonator characterization and filter design

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    Kang, Joung-Mo, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents modeling and first measurements of a new piezoelectric MEMS resonator developed at Draper Laboratory. In addition, some simple filter designs incorporating the resonator with predicted performance ...

  7. Challenges in the Packaging of MEMS

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    BROWN, WILLIAM D.; EATON, WILLIAM P.; MALSHE, AJAY P.; MILLER, WILLIAM M.; O'NEAL, CHAD; SINGH, SUSHILA B.

    1999-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) packaging is much different from conventional integrated circuit (IC) packaging. Many MEMS devices must interface to the environment in order to perform their intended function, and the package must be able to facilitate access with the environment while protecting the device. The package must also not interfere with or impede the operation of the MEMS device. The die attachment material should be low stress, and low outgassing, while also minimizing stress relaxation overtime which can lead to scale factor shifts in sensor devices. The fabrication processes used in creating the devices must be compatible with each other, and not result in damage to the devices. Many devices are application specific requiring custom packages that are not commercially available. Devices may also need media compatible packages that can protect the devices from harsh environments in which the MEMS device may operate. Techniques are being developed to handle, process, and package the devices such that high yields of functional packaged parts will result. Currently, many of the processing steps are potentially harmful to MEMS devices and negatively affect yield. It is the objective of this paper to review and discuss packaging challenges that exist for MEMS systems and to expose these issues to new audiences from the integrated circuit packaging community.

  8. Mining (Montana)

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    This section provides general rules and regulations pertaining to mining practices in the state of Montana. It addresses mining locations and claims, procedures for rights-of-way and eminent domain...

  9. Hierarchical MEMS Synthesis and Optimization Ying Zhang1

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Hierarchical MEMS Synthesis and Optimization Ying Zhang1 , Raffi Kamalian2 , Alice M. Agogino3 to demonstrate MEMS 1 Ying Zhang: yzh@berkeley.edu, Tel: (510)6438146. 2 Raffi Kamalian: raffi

  10. New approach for modelling distributed MEMS transmission lines

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    Akin, Tayfun

    New approach for modelling distributed MEMS transmission lines K. Topalli, M. Unlu, S. Demir, O for the distributed MEMS transmission line (DMTL) structures. In this new model, the MEMS bridges that are used as the loading elements of the DMTL structures are represented as low-impedance transmission lines, rather than

  11. LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law I and

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    Evans, Paul

    LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law I and Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law II Overview & Aims: This core module aims to introduce students to the political economy background as well as the international legal framework for transnational foreign investment

  12. Release Resistant Electrical Interconnections For Mems Devices

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    Peterson, Kenneth A. (Albuquerque, NM); Garrett, Stephen E. (Albuquerque, NM); Reber, Cathleen A. (Corrales, NM)

    2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A release resistant electrical interconnection comprising a gold-based electrical conductor compression bonded directly to a highly-doped polysilicon bonding pad in a MEMS, IMEMS, or MOEMS device, without using any intermediate layers of aluminum, titanium, solder, or conductive adhesive disposed in-between the conductor and polysilicon pad. After the initial compression bond has been formed, subsequent heat treatment of the joint above 363 C creates a liquid eutectic phase at the bondline comprising gold plus approximately 3 wt % silicon, which, upon re-solidification, significantly improves the bond strength by reforming and enhancing the initial bond. This type of electrical interconnection is resistant to chemical attack from acids used for releasing MEMS elements (HF, HCL), thereby enabling the use of a "package-first, release-second" sequence for fabricating MEMS devices. Likewise, the bond strength of an Au--Ge compression bond may be increased by forming a transient liquid eutectic phase comprising Au-12 wt % Ge.

  13. Failure analysis issues in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Failure analysis and device characterization of MEMS components are critical steps in understanding the root causes of failure and improving device performance. At the wafer and die level these tasks can be performed with little or no sample preparation. Larger challenges occur after fabrication when the device is packaged, capped, sealed, or otherwise obstructed from view. The challenges and issues of MEMS failure analysis lie in identifying the root cause of failure for these packaged, capped, and sealed devices without perturbing the device or its immediate environment. Novel methods of gaining access to the device or preparing the device for analysis are crucial to accurately determining the root cause of failure. This paper will discuss issues identified in performing root cause failure analysis of packaged MEMS devices, as well as the methods employed to analyze them.

  14. Introduction to applications and industries for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS).

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen

    2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) have gained acceptance as viable products for many commercial and government applications. MEMS are currently being used as displays for digital projection systems, sensors for airbag deployment systems, inkjet print head systems, and optical routers. This paper will discuss current and future MEMS applications. What are MEMS? MEMS are typically defined as microscopic devices designed, processed, and used to interact or produce changes within a local environment. A mechanical, electrical, or chemical stimulus can be used to create a mechanical, electrical, or chemical response in a local environment. These smaller, more sophisticated devices that think, act, sense, and communicate are replacing their bulk counterparts in many traditional applications.

  15. High-speed, sub-pull-in voltage MEMS switching.

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    Spahn, Olga Blum; Brewer, Steven; Olsson, Roy H.; Bogart, Gregory R.; Luck, David L.; Watts, Michael R.; Shaw, Michael J.; Nielson, Gregory N.; Resnick, Paul James; Tigges, Christopher P.; Grossetete, Grant David

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have proposed and demonstrated MEMS switching devices that take advantage of the dynamic behavior of the MEMS devices to provide lower voltage actuation and higher switching speeds. We have explored the theory behind these switching techniques and have demonstrated these techniques in a range of devices including MEMS micromirror devices and in-plane parallel plate MEMS switches. In both devices we have demonstrated switching speeds under one microsecond which has essentially been a firm limit in MEMS switching. We also developed low-loss silicon waveguide technology and the ability to incorporate high-permittivity dielectric materials with MEMS. The successful development of these technologies have generated a number of new projects and have increased both the MEMS switching and optics capabilities of Sandia National Laboratories.

  16. MEMS micropump for a Micro Gas Analyzer

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    Sharma, Vikas, 1979-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a MEMS micro-vacuum pump designed for use in a portable gas analysis system. It is designed to be pneumatically-driven and as such does not have self-contained actuation (the focus of future work). ...

  17. Method and instrumentation for the measurement and characterization of MEMS fabricated electrical contacts

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    Read, Melissa B. (Melissa Beth), 1982-

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MEMS fabricated electrical contacts consist of two MEMS fabricated surfaces which are physically separated and brought together for the purpose of carrying current. MEMS fabricated electrical contacts are used in a wide ...

  18. Monolithic integration of a MOSFET with a MEMS device

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    Bennett, Reid (Albuquerque, NM); Draper, Bruce (Albuquerque, MN)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An integrated microelectromechanical system comprises at least one MOSFET interconnected to at least one MEMS device on a common substrate. A method for integrating the MOSFET with the MEMS device comprises fabricating the MOSFET and MEMS device monolithically on the common substrate. Conveniently, the gate insulator, gate electrode, and electrical contacts for the gate, source, and drain can be formed simultaneously with the MEMS device structure, thereby eliminating many process steps and materials. In particular, the gate electrode and electrical contacts of the MOSFET and the structural layers of the MEMS device can be doped polysilicon. Dopant diffusion from the electrical contacts is used to form the source and drain regions of the MOSFET. The thermal diffusion step for forming the source and drain of the MOSFET can comprise one or more of the thermal anneal steps to relieve stress in the structural layers of the MEMS device.

  19. RF-MEMS Switched Varactors for Medium Power Applications

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    Maury, F; Crunteanu, A; Conseil, F; Blondy, P

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In RF (Radio Frequency) domain, one of the limitations of using MEMS (Micro Electromechanical Systems) switching devices for medium power applications is RF power. Failure phenomena appear even for 500 mW. A design of MEMS switched capacitors with an enhanced topology is presented in this paper to prevent it. This kind of device and its promising performances will serve to fabricate a MEMS based phase shifter able to work under several watts.

  20. Silicon on Nothing Mems Electromechanical Resonator

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    Durand, C; Ancey, P; Judong, F; Talbot, A; Quenouillere, R; Renaud, D; Borel, S; Florin, B; Buchaillot, L

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The very significant growth of the wireless communication industry has spawned tremendous interest in the development of high performances radio frequencies (RF) components. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are good candidates to allow reconfigurable RF functions such as filters, oscillators or antennas. This paper will focus on the MEMS electromechanical resonators which show interesting performances to replace SAW filters or quartz reference oscillators, allowing smaller integrated functions with lower power consumption. The resonant frequency depends on the material properties, such as Young's modulus and density, and on the movable mechanical structure dimensions (beam length defined by photolithography). Thus, it is possible to obtain multi frequencies resonators on a wafer. The resonator performance (frequency, quality factor) strongly depends on the environment, like moisture or pressure, which imply the need for a vacuum package. This paper will present first resonator mechanisms and mechanical...

  1. 1184 JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 18, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2009 A Parylene MEMS Electrothermal Valve

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    Meng, Ellis

    application in the reliable fabrication of nanotube-based electronic and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS for incorporation into next-generation electronic and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. Indeed, many

  2. Noval nanoindentation-based techniques of MEMS and microfluidics applications.

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    Du, Ke

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??In this thesis, the mechanical characterization of thin films, bulk materials, compliant MEMS and Microfluidics has been discussed. In chapter1 and chapter 2, the Indentation… (more)

  3. Polymer-Ceramic MEMS Bimorphs as Thermal Infrared Sensors.

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    Warren, Clinton Gregory

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Thermal infrared detectors based on MEMS bimorph beams have the potential to exceed the performance of current uncooled thermal infrared cameras both in terms of… (more)

  4. Thin Film Encapsulation Methods for Large Area MEMS Packaging

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    Mahajerin, Armon

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 2, no. 1,Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 13, no. 5,Judy, “Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS): fabrication,

  5. Solid oxide MEMS-based fuel cells

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    Jankowksi, Alan F.; Morse, Jeffrey D.

    2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based thin-film fuel cells for electrical power applications. The MEMS-based fuel cell may be of a solid oxide type (SOFC), a solid polymer type (SPFC), or a proton exchange membrane type (PEMFC), and each fuel cell basically consists of an anode and a cathode separated by an electrolyte layer. The electrolyte layer can consist of either a solid oxide or solid polymer material, or proton exchange membrane electrolyte materials may be used. Additionally catalyst layers can also separate the electrodes (cathode and anode) from the electrolyte. Gas manifolds are utilized to transport the fuel and oxidant to each cell and provide a path for exhaust gases. The electrical current generated from each cell is drawn away with an interconnect and support structure integrated with the gas manifold. The fuel cells utilize integrated resistive heaters for efficient heating of the materials. By combining MEMS technology with thin-film deposition technology, thin-film fuel cells having microflow channels and full-integrated circuitry can be produced that will lower the operating temperature an will yield an order of magnitude greater power density than the currently known fuel cells.

  6. Solid polymer MEMS-based fuel cells

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    Jankowski, Alan F. (Livermore, CA); Morse, Jeffrey D. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

    2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based thin-film fuel cells for electrical power applications. The MEMS-based fuel cell may be of a solid oxide type (SOFC), a solid polymer type (SPFC), or a proton exchange membrane type (PEMFC), and each fuel cell basically consists of an anode and a cathode separated by an electrolyte layer. The electrolyte layer can consist of either a solid oxide or solid polymer material, or proton exchange membrane electrolyte materials may be used. Additionally catalyst layers can also separate the electrodes (cathode and anode) from the electrolyte. Gas manifolds are utilized to transport the fuel and oxidant to each cell and provide a path for exhaust gases. The electrical current generated from each cell is drawn away with an interconnect and support structure integrated with the gas manifold. The fuel cells utilize integrated resistive heaters for efficient heating of the materials. By combining MEMS technology with thin-film deposition technology, thin-film fuel cells having microflow channels and full-integrated circuitry can be produced that will lower the operating temperature an will yield an order of magnitude greater power density than the currently known fuel cells.

  7. Radioisotope Power Sources for MEMS Devices,

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    Blanchard, J.P.

    2001-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) comprise a rapidly expanding research field with potential applications varying from sensors in airbags to more recent optical applications. Depending on the application, these devices often require an on-board power source for remote operation, especially in cases requiring operation for an extended period of time. Previously suggested power sources include fossil fuels and solar energy, but nuclear power sources may provide significant advantages for certain applications. Hence, the objective of this study is to establish the viability of using radioisotopes to power realistic MEMS devices. A junction-type battery was constructed using silicon and a {sup 63}Ni liquid source. A source volume containing 64 {micro}Ci provided a power of {approx}0.07 nW. A more novel application of nuclear sources for MEMS applications involves the creation of a resonator that is driven by charge collection in a cantilever beam. Preliminary results have established the feasibility of this concept, and future work will optimize the design for various applications.

  8. Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS Accelerometers Z. Szcs, G. Nagy|nagyg|hodossy|rencz|poppe>@eet.bme.hu Abstract - In this paper vibration combined high temperature cycle tests for packaged capacitive SOI- MEMS designed and realized at BME ­ DED. Twenty thermal cycles of combined Temperature Cycle Test and Fatigue

  9. RF-MEMS capacitive switches with high reliability

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    Goldsmith, Charles L.; Auciello, Orlando H.; Carlisle, John A.; Sampath, Suresh; Sumant, Anirudha V.; Carpick, Robert W.; Hwang, James; Mancini, Derrick C.; Gudeman, Chris

    2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A reliable long life RF-MEMS capacitive switch is provided with a dielectric layer comprising a "fast discharge diamond dielectric layer" and enabling rapid switch recovery, dielectric layer charging and discharging that is efficient and effective to enable RF-MEMS switch operation to greater than or equal to 100 billion cycles.

  10. Pre-release plastic packaging of MEMS and IMEMS devices

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    Peterson, Kenneth A. (Albuquerque, NM); Conley, William R. (Tijeras, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is disclosed for pre-release plastic packaging of MEMS and IMEMS devices. The method can include encapsulating the MEMS device in a transfer molded plastic package. Next, a perforation can be made in the package to provide access to the MEMS elements. The non-ablative material removal process can include wet etching, dry etching, mechanical machining, water jet cutting, and ultrasonic machining, or any combination thereof. Finally, the MEMS elements can be released by using either a wet etching or dry plasma etching process. The MEMS elements can be protected with a parylene protective coating. After releasing the MEMS elements, an anti-stiction coating can be applied. The perforating step can be applied to both sides of the device or package. A cover lid can be attached to the face of the package after releasing any MEMS elements. The cover lid can include a window for providing optical access. The method can be applied to any plastic packaged microelectronic device that requires access to the environment, including chemical, pressure, or temperature-sensitive microsensors; CCD chips, photocells, laser diodes, VCSEL's, and UV-EPROMS. The present method places the high-risk packaging steps ahead of the release of the fragile portions of the device. It also provides protection for the die in shipment between the molding house and the house that will release the MEMS elements and subsequently treat the surfaces.

  11. MEMS for Bio Applications Ian Papautsky, Ph.D.

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    Baudoin, Geneviève

    to as BioMEMS or BioMicrosystems. In addition to many microfluidic devices, such as pumps, mixers, valves have been developed. Microfluidic devices and LOCs have generated interest in many application fields the SPIE Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems Conference and served on the organizing committee

  12. High fidelity frictional models for MEMS.

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    Carpick, Robert W. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Reedy, Earl David, Jr.; Bitsie, Fernando; de Boer, Maarten Pieter; Corwin, Alex David; Ashurst, William Robert (Auburn University, Auburn, AL); Jones, Reese E.; Subhash, Ghatu S. (Michigan Technological Institute, Houghton, MI); Street, Mark D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Sumali, Anton Hartono; Antoun, Bonnie R.; Starr, Michael James; Redmond, James Michael; Flater, Erin E. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

    2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goals of the present study are to: (1) determine how and why MEMS-scale friction differs from friction on the macro-scale, and (2) to begin to develop a capability to perform finite element simulations of MEMS materials and components that accurately predicts response in the presence of adhesion and friction. Regarding the first goal, a newly developed nanotractor actuator was used to measure friction between molecular monolayer-coated, polysilicon surfaces. Amontons law does indeed apply over a wide range of forces. However, at low loads, which are of relevance to MEMS, there is an important adhesive contribution to the normal load that cannot be neglected. More importantly, we found that at short sliding distances, the concept of a coefficient of friction is not relevant; rather, one must invoke the notion of 'pre-sliding tangential deflections' (PSTD). Results of a simple 2-D model suggests that PSTD is a cascade of small-scale slips with a roughly constant number of contacts equilibrating the applied normal load. Regarding the second goal, an Adhesion Model and a Junction Model have been implemented in PRESTO, Sandia's transient dynamics, finite element code to enable asperity-level simulations. The Junction Model includes a tangential shear traction that opposes the relative tangential motion of contacting surfaces. An atomic force microscope (AFM)-based method was used to measure nano-scale, single asperity friction forces as a function of normal force. This data is used to determine Junction Model parameters. An illustrative simulation demonstrates the use of the Junction Model in conjunction with a mesh generated directly from an atomic force microscope (AFM) image to directly predict frictional response of a sliding asperity. Also with regards to the second goal, grid-level, homogenized models were studied. One would like to perform a finite element analysis of a MEMS component assuming nominally flat surfaces and to include the effect of roughness in such an analysis by using a homogenized contact and friction models. AFM measurements were made to determine statistical information on polysilicon surfaces with different roughnesses, and this data was used as input to a homogenized, multi-asperity contact model (the classical Greenwood and Williamson model). Extensions of the Greenwood and Williamson model are also discussed: one incorporates the effect of adhesion while the other modifies the theory so that it applies to the case of relatively few contacting asperities.

  13. Mem. S.A.It. Vol.

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  14. Metal MEMS Devices | GE Global Research

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  15. Photonic MEMS for NIR in-situ

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    Bond, T C; Cole, G D; Goddard, L L; Behymer, E

    2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a novel sensing technique combining photonics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for the detection and monitoring of gas emissions for critical environmental, medical, and industrial applications. We discuss how MEMS-tunable vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) can be exploited for in-situ detection and NIR spectroscopy of several gases, such as O{sub 2}, N{sub 2}O, CO{sub x}, CH{sub 4}, HF, HCl, etc., with estimated sensitivities between 0.1 and 20 ppm on footprints {approx}10{sup -3} mm{sup 3}. The VCSELs can be electrostatically tuned with a continuous wavelength shift up to 20 nm, allowing for unambiguous NIR signature determination. Selective concentration analysis in heterogeneous gas compositions is enabled, thus paving the way to an integrated optical platform for multiplexed gas identification by bandgap and device engineering. We will discuss here, in particular, our efforts on the development of a 760 nm AlGaAs based tunable VCSEL for O{sub 2} detection.

  16. Data Mining Ryan Benton

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    Raghavan, Vijay

    Data Mining Ryan Benton Center for Advanced Computer Studies University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Databases (KDD) ! Data Mining Related Fields Research Issues Tasks ! Association Mining Problem;9 KDD vs. DATA MINING ! Synonyms (?) ! KDD More than just finding pattern Mining, dredging

  17. The Sandia MEMS passive shock sensor : FY07 maturation activities.

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    Houston, Jack E.; Blecke, Jill; Mitchell, John Anthony; Wittwer, Jonathan W.; Crowson, Douglas A.; Clemens, Rebecca C.; Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Epp, David S.; Baker, Michael Sean

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes activities conducted in FY07 to mature the MEMS passive shock sensor. The first chapter of the report provides motivation and background on activities that are described in detail in later chapters. The second chapter discusses concepts that are important for integrating the MEMS passive shock sensor into a system. Following these two introductory chapters, the report details modeling and design efforts, packaging, failure analysis and testing and validation. At the end of FY07, the MEMS passive shock sensor was at TRL 4.

  18. Superhydrophobic Surface Coatings for Microfluidics and MEMs.

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    Branson, Eric D.; Singh, Seema [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA] [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Houston, Jack E.; van Swol, Frank B.; Brinker, C. Jeffrey

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Low solid interfacial energy and fractally rough surface topography confer to Lotus plants superhydrophobic (SH) properties like high contact angles, rolling and bouncing of liquid droplets, and self-cleaning of particle contaminants. This project exploits the porous fractal structure of a novel, synthetic SH surface for aerosol collection, its self-cleaning properties for particle concentration, and its slippery nature 3 to enhance the performance of fluidic and MEMS devices. We propose to understand fundamentally the conditions needed to cause liquid droplets to roll rather than flow/slide on a surface and how this %22rolling transition%22 influences the boundary condition describing fluid flow in a pipe or micro-channel. Rolling of droplets is important for aerosol collection strategies because it allows trapped particles to be concentrated and transported in liquid droplets with no need for a pre-defined/micromachined fluidic architecture. The fluid/solid boundary condition is important because it governs flow resistance and rheology and establishes the fluid velocity profile. Although many research groups are exploring SH surfaces, our team is the first to unambiguously determine their effects on fluid flow and rheology. SH surfaces could impact all future SNL designs of collectors, fluidic devices, MEMS, and NEMS. Interfaced with inertial focusing aerosol collectors, SH surfaces would allow size-specific particle populations to be collected, concentrated, and transported to a fluidic interface without loss. In microfluidic systems, we expect to reduce the energy/power required to pump fluids and actuate MEMS. Plug-like (rather than parabolic) velocity profiles can greatly improve resolution of chip-based separations and enable unprecedented control of concentration profiles and residence times in fluidic-based micro-reactors. Patterned SH/hydrophilic channels could induce mixing in microchannels and enable development of microflow control elements. Acknowledgements This work was funded by Sandia National Laboratory's Laboratory Directed Research & Development program (LDRD). Some coating processes were conducted in the cleanroom facility located at the University of New Mexico's Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM). SEM images were performed at UNM's Center for Micro-Engineering on equipment funded by a NSF New Mexico EPSCoR grant. 4

  19. Coal mine methane global review

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    NONE

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the second edition of the Coal Mine Methane Global Overview, updated in the summer of 2008. This document contains individual, comprehensive profiles that characterize the coal and coal mine methane sectors of 33 countries - 22 methane to market partners and an additional 11 coal-producing nations. The executive summary provides summary tables that include statistics on coal reserves, coal production, methane emissions, and CMM projects activity. An International Coal Mine Methane Projects Database accompanies this overview. It contains more detailed and comprehensive information on over two hundred CMM recovery and utilization projects around the world. Project information in the database is updated regularly. This document will be updated annually. Suggestions for updates and revisions can be submitted to the Administrative Support Group and will be incorporate into the document as appropriate.

  20. Novel rf mems tunable filters with adjustable spurious suppression

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    Sekar, Vikram

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the theory and design of fixed and Radio Frequency (RF) Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) -based tunable microwave filters for RF and microwave applications. The methodology for the design of coupled resonator filters...

  1. MemTable : contextual memory in group workspaces

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    Hunter, Seth E

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the design and implementation of MemTable, an interactive touch table that supports co-located group meetings by capturing both digital and physical interactions in its memory. The goal of the project ...

  2. Magnetic machines and power electronics for power MEMS applications

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    Das, Sauparna, 1979-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the modeling, design, and characterization of microfabricated, surface-wound, permanent-magnet (PM) generators, and their power electronics, for use in Watt-level Power MEMS applications such as a ...

  3. Modeling and design of a MEMS piezoelectric vibration energy harvester

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    Du Toit, Noël Eduard

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The modeling and design of MEMS-scale piezoelectric-based vibration energy harvesters (MPVEH) are presented. The work is motivated by the need for pervasive and limitless power for wireless sensor nodes that have application ...

  4. Characterization and modeling of polysilicon MEMS chemical-mechanical polishing

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    Tang, Brian D. (Brian David), 1980-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Heavily used in the manufacture of integrated circuits, chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) is becoming an enabling technology for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). To reliably use CMP in the manufacturing process, ...

  5. Detection of contaminants using a MEMS FAIMS sensor

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    Carr, Kristin (Kristin Malia)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Detecting the presence of contaminants in water is a critical mission, but thorough testing often requires extensive time at a remote facility. A MEMS implementation of a FAIMS (High-Field Asymmetric-Waveform Ion Mobility ...

  6. Mechanics and tribology of MEMS materials.

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    Prasad, Somuri V.; Dugger, Michael Thomas; Boyce, Brad Lee; Buchheit, Thomas Edward

    2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micromachines have the potential to significantly impact future weapon component designs as well as other defense, industrial, and consumer product applications. For both electroplated (LIGA) and surface micromachined (SMM) structural elements, the influence of processing on structure, and the resultant effects on material properties are not well understood. The behavior of dynamic interfaces in present as-fabricated microsystem materials is inadequate for most applications and the fundamental relationships between processing conditions and tribological behavior in these systems are not clearly defined. We intend to develop a basic understanding of deformation, fracture, and surface interactions responsible for friction and wear of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) materials. This will enable needed design flexibility for these devices, as well as strengthen our understanding of material behavior at the nanoscale. The goal of this project is to develop new capabilities for sub-microscale mechanical and tribological measurements, and to exercise these capabilities to investigate material behavior at this size scale.

  7. JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2007 1219 Design and Operation of a MEMS-Based Material

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    integrated with RF microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) capacitors for tuning the resonant frequency at low dc voltages. Index Terms--Microelectromechanical system (MEMS), microstrip an- tennas, microwave, reconfigurable architectures. I. INTRODUCTION Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and the application

  8. MEMS Reliability: Infrastructure, Test Structures, Experiments, and Failure Modes

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    TANNER,DANELLE M.; SMITH,NORMAN F.; IRWIN,LLOYD W.; EATON,WILLIAM P.; HELGESEN,KAREN SUE; CLEMENT,J. JOSEPH; MILLER,WILLIAM M.; MILLER,SAMUEL L.; DUGGER,MICHAEL T.; WALRAVEN,JEREMY A.; PETERSON,KENNETH A.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The burgeoning new technology of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) shows great promise in the weapons arena. We can now conceive of micro-gyros, micro-surety systems, and micro-navigators that are extremely small and inexpensive. Do we want to use this new technology in critical applications such as nuclear weapons? This question drove us to understand the reliability and failure mechanisms of silicon surface-micromachined MEMS. Development of a testing infrastructure was a crucial step to perform reliability experiments on MEMS devices and will be reported here. In addition, reliability test structures have been designed and characterized. Many experiments were performed to investigate failure modes and specifically those in different environments (humidity, temperature, shock, vibration, and storage). A predictive reliability model for wear of rubbing surfaces in microengines was developed. The root causes of failure for operating and non-operating MEMS are discussed. The major failure mechanism for operating MEMS was wear of the polysilicon rubbing surfaces. Reliability design rules for future MEMS devices are established.

  9. Precision Mining

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  10. MEMS packaging with etching and thinning of lid wafer to form lids and expose device wafer bond pads

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    Chanchani, Rajen; Nordquist, Christopher; Olsson, Roy H; Peterson, Tracy C; Shul, Randy J; Ahlers, Catalina; Plut, Thomas A; Patrizi, Gary A

    2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In wafer-level packaging of microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices a lid wafer is bonded to a MEMS wafer in a predermined aligned relationship. Portions of the lid wafer are removed to separate the lid wafer into lid portions that respectively correspond in alignment with MEMS devices on the MEMS wafer, and to expose areas of the MEMS wafer that respectively contain sets of bond pads respectively coupled to the MEMS devices.

  11. Integrated optical MEMS using through-wafer vias and bump-bonding.

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    McCormick, Frederick Bossert; Frederick, Scott K.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This LDRD began as a three year program to integrate through-wafer vias, micro-mirrors and control electronics with high-voltage capability to yield a 64 by 64 array of individually controllable micro-mirrors on 125 or 250 micron pitch with piston, tip and tilt movement. The effort was a mix of R&D and application. Care was taken to create SUMMiT{trademark} (Sandia's ultraplanar, multilevel MEMS technology) compatible via and mirror processes, and the ultimate goal was to mate this MEMS fabrication product to a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics substrate. Significant progress was made on the via and mirror fabrication and design, the attach process development as well as the electronics high voltage (30 volt) and control designs. After approximately 22 months, the program was ready to proceed with fabrication and integration of the electronics, final mirror array, and through wafer vias to create a high resolution OMEMS array with individual mirror electronic control. At this point, however, mission alignment and budget constraints reduced the last year program funding and redirected the program to help support the through-silicon via work in the Hyper-Temporal Sensors (HTS) Grand Challenge (GC) LDRD. Several months of investigation and discussion with the HTS team resulted in a revised plan for the remaining 10 months of the program. We planned to build a capability in finer-pitched via fabrication on thinned substrates along with metallization schemes and bonding techniques for very large arrays of high density interconnects (up to 2000 x 2000 vias). Through this program, Sandia was able to build capability in several different conductive through wafer via processes using internal and external resources, MEMS mirror design and fabrication, various bonding techniques for arrayed substrates, and arrayed electronics control design with high voltage capability.

  12. Rights and Duties of Mines and Mine Owners, General (Missouri)

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    This legislation addresses general operational guidelines for mine owners regarding public notices, fees, land and mineral ownership, requirements for mining in certain municipalities, and mining...

  13. Design, fabrication and testing of a lateral self-cleaning MEMS switch

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    Shi, Yong, 1965-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A lateral contact MEMS switch has been developed to address the need for a long life cycle, low contact resistance RF switch. At the present time, there is no commercial MEMS switch that meets all the requirements. The ...

  14. JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 7, NO. 4, DECEMBER 1998 395 Development of a MEMS Microvalve

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    and microelectromechanical systems MEMS to form electrical and/or mechanical components. In this paper, a nanoindentation.1063/1.1898449 I. INTRODUCTION Microelectromechanical systems MEMS refer to de- vices that have a characteristic

  15. Mercury Methylation in Mine Wastes Collected from Abandoned Mercury Mines in the USA

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    Gray, John E. (U.S. Geological Survey); Hines, Mark E. (Massachusetts, Univ Of); Biester, Harald (Heidelberg College); Lasorsa, Brenda K. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

    2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mercury mines contain highly elevated Hg contents, but more problematic environmentally are elemental Hg and soluble Hg salts produced during ore retorting that remain in wastes at mine sites. Under certain conditions, these inorganic Hg compounds convert to bioavailable, highly toxic organic Hg forms. Speciation and transformation of Hg was studied in wastes collected from abandoned Hg mines at McDermitt, NV, and Terlingua, TX, which are moderate size on an international scale and produced about 10,000 and 5,000 t of elemental Hg, respectively. In waste samples, we measured total Hg and methyl-Hg contents, identified various Hg compounds using Hg-thermo-desorption pyrolysis, and determined rates of Hg methylation and methyl-Hg demethylation using isotopic-tracer methods. Pyrolysis analysis of mine wastes showed variable amounts of cinnabar, metacinnabar, Hg salts, elemental Hg, and elemental Hg sorbed onto particulates such as clay and Fe-oxides. Mine wastes with the highest methyl-Hg contents correspond to those with elemental Hg and particulate-sorbed elemental Hg, and also produced the highest laboratory-estimated potential Hg methylation rates, as much as 4.8%/day. Samples containing dominantly cinnabar showed little or no Hg methylation. Mine wastes with high methyl-Hg contents generally showed low methyl-Hg demethylation, suggesting that Hg methylation was dominant. Both mines are located in semiarid climates, and during this study, streambeds below the mines were dry. Total Hg contents in stream sediment collected below the mines show significant dilution, and methyl-Hg contents were typically below the limit of determination. Methylation of Hg downstream from Hg mines is probably lower in arid climates due to lack of mine-water runoff and lower microbial activity. The correspondence of mine wastes containing elemental Hg and high methyl-Hg contents suggests that Hg0 oxidizes to Hg2+, which is subsequently bioavailable for microbial Hg methylation.

  16. Thin Silicon MEMS Contact-Stress Sensor

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    Kotovsky, J; Tooker, A; Horsley, D A

    2009-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This work offers the first, thin, MEMS contact-stress (CS) sensor capable of accurate in situ measruement of time-varying, contact-stress between two solid interfaces (e.g. in vivo cartilage contact-stress and body armor dynamic loading). This CS sensor is a silicon-based device with a load sensitive diaphragm. The diaphragm is doped to create piezoresistors arranged in a full Wheatstone bridge. The sensor is similar in performance to established silicon pressure sensors, but it is reliably produced to a thickness of 65 {micro}m. Unlike commercial devices or other research efforts, this CS sensor, including packaging, is extremely thin (< 150 {micro}m fully packaged) so that it can be unobtrusively placed between contacting structures. It is built from elastic, well-characterized materials, providing accurate and high-speed (50+ kHz) measurements over a potential embedded lifetime of decades. This work explored sensor designs for an interface load range of 0-2 MPa; however, the CS sensor has a flexible design architecture to measure a wide variety of interface load ranges.

  17. Identification of Residual Stress State in an RF-MEMS Device

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    of wafer level tests. The membrane is part of an RF MEMS Switch man- ufactured by Raytheon Systems Co) and 3D numerical simulations. THE RAYTHEON'S RF MEMS SWITCH The RF MEMS switch technology developed by Raytheon Systems Co. provides advantageous characteristics for communication circuits by virtue of its

  18. Workload-Based Configuration of MEMS-Based Storage Devices for Mobile Systems

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    Miller, Ethan L.

    Data layout, MEMS, Probe-Based Storage 1. INTRODUCTION Users of battery-powered mobile systems requireWorkload-Based Configuration of MEMS-Based Storage Devices for Mobile Systems Mohammed G. Khatib.h.hartel@utwente.nl ABSTRACT Because of its small form factor, high capacity, and expected low cost, MEMS-based storage

  19. Intelligent Sensor Validation and Fusion with distributed "MEMS Dust" Sensors Shijun Qiu*

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Intelligent Sensor Validation and Fusion with distributed "MEMS Dust" Sensors (Abstract) Shijun Qiu, Berkeley aagogino@euler.berkeley.edu Key Words : sensor networks, sensor fusion, sensor validation, micro-electromechanical systems, MEMS MEMS sensors make a rich design space of networked sensors viable. They can be deeply

  20. A Novel MEMS LTCC Switch Matrix Bahram Yassini, Savio Choi, Andre Zybura, Ming Yu,

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    Yu, Ming

    A Novel MEMS LTCC Switch Matrix Bahram Yassini, Savio Choi, Andre Zybura, Ming Yu, Robert. E planar 4x4 switch matrix using microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switches and Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic (LTCC) substrate is presented for the first time. Together a 9-layer LTCC substrate and 32 MEMS

  1. JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 18, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2009 103 Indium Phosphide MEMS Cantilever Resonator

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 18, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2009 103 Indium Phosphide MEMS, Subramaniam Kanakaraju, Neil Goldsman, and Reza Ghodssi Abstract--We report a microelectromechanical system, microelectromechanical system (MEMS) cantilevers, pentacene, III­V MEMS. I. INTRODUCTION THE NEED to monitor

  2. Designing Computer Systems With MEMS-based Storage Steven W. Schlosser, John Linwood Grin,

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    architects. An exciting new storage technology based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is poised; Keywords: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), storage systems, memory hier- archy #12; $1/GB $10/GB $100 [CBF + 00, Bro98]. Based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), this non- volatile storage tech

  3. Predicting fracture in micron-scale polycrystalline silicon MEMS structures.

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    Hazra, Siddharth S. (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA); de Boer, Maarten Pieter (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA); Boyce, Brad Lee; Ohlhausen, James Anthony; Foulk, James W., III; Reedy, Earl David, Jr.

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Designing reliable MEMS structures presents numerous challenges. Polycrystalline silicon fractures in a brittle manner with considerable variability in measured strength. Furthermore, it is not clear how to use a measured tensile strength distribution to predict the strength of a complex MEMS structure. To address such issues, two recently developed high throughput MEMS tensile test techniques have been used to measure strength distribution tails. The measured tensile strength distributions enable the definition of a threshold strength as well as an inferred maximum flaw size. The nature of strength-controlling flaws has been identified and sources of the observed variation in strength investigated. A double edge-notched specimen geometry was also tested to study the effect of a severe, micron-scale stress concentration on the measured strength distribution. Strength-based, Weibull-based, and fracture mechanics-based failure analyses were performed and compared with the experimental results.

  4. Mining Regulations (Missouri)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This legislation applies to all mines in this state engaged in the mining or extraction of minerals for commercial purposes, except barite, marble, limestone, and sand and gravel, or the...

  5. Generating power with drained coal mine methane

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    NONE

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The article describes the three technologies most commonly used for generating electricity from coal mine methane: internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and microturbines. The most critical characteristics and features of these technologies, such as efficiency, output and size are highlighted. 5 refs.

  6. Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining Bibliography

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    of Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-06). 2006. 6 power of product features by mining consumer reviews. in Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD Conference? in Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2010). 2010. 14. Banea

  7. WWW-2005 Tutorial Web Content Mining

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    Hu, Wen-Chen

    of surface Web and deep Web. Surface Web: pages that can be browsed using a browser. Deep Web: databasesWWW-2005 Tutorial Web Content Mining Bing Liu Department of Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) liub@cs.uic.edu http://www.cs.uic.edu/~liub The 14th International World Wide Web Conference

  8. Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    %), 4He (9%), D (0.02%), 3He (0.01%) and a pinch of Li. · Heavy elements, including uranium, created million °K) 10Monday, June 6, 2011 #12;Three Movies: · Mining fusion fuel (Mining fusion fuel (sci is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth

  9. A. Kusiak and A. Burns, Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case Study, Proceedings of International Conference, KES 2005, Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, in R.

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    A. Kusiak and A. Burns, Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case Study, Proceedings of the 9 3683, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005, pp. 953-958. Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case. This paper presents an approach to control pluggage of a coal-fired boiler. The proposed approach involves

  10. International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining, 8(4), 1-21, October-December 2012 1 Copyright 2012, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.

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    Ezeife, Christie

    of IGI Global is prohibited. Keywords: Non-DeterministicFiniteAutomata(NFA),ObjectOrientedMining,WebContentMining, WebDataIntegration,Wrappers INTRODUCTION World Wide Web (WWW) is growing expo- nentially over the years and web documents constitute some of the largest repositories of information (Kosala & Blockeel

  11. Noel C. MacDonald Fred Kavli Chair for MEMS

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Micro-mirror Array Ti/Au -Bonding Titanium Waveguide/relay & Wafer ­scale package Introduction · Ti Packaging #12;UCSB 3D Ti MEMS · Through- etch titanium wafer · Deposit gold on mating surfaces · Bond Wafers be processed using power metallurgy. ·Ti can be joined by fusion welding, brazing, adhesives, diffusion bonding

  12. Diamond and Polycrystalline Diamond for MEMS Applications: Simulations and Experiments

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    Çagin, Tahir

    Diamond and Polycrystalline Diamond for MEMS Applications: Simulations and Experiments Tahir C¸ a on Silicon and polycrystalline diamond show that this rapid wear is caused by a variety of factors, related processes on diamond surfaces. We studied the atomic friction of diamond (100)­surface employing an extended

  13. CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF MEMS MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS

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    Steckl, Andrew J.

    CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF MEMS MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS A. Fraiwan1 , S. Sundermier1 Microbial Fuel Cells, Micro-sized, Power Density, Limiting Factors INTRODUCTION Microbial fuel cells (MFCs fuel cells (MFCs) have been a major focus for renewable energy production. With the successful

  14. A CAPACITIVELY BASED MEMS AFFINITY GLUCOSE SENSOR Xian Huang1*

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    Lin, Qiao

    sensors, based on MEMS technology, allow low-cost non-invasive or minimally-invasive glucose monitoring on a magnetically actuated cantilever whose vibration was detected optically, represented our initial effort towards the feasibility for stable and potentially implantable CGM. DEVICE DESIGN AND FABRICATION The device consists

  15. Hidden Challenges to MEMS Commercialization: Design Realization and Reliability Assurance

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    McWhorter, P.J.; Miller, S.L.; Miller, W.M.; Rodger, M.S.; Yarberry, V.R.

    1999-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The successful commercialization of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) is an essential prerequisite for their implementation in many critical government applications. Several unique challenges must be overcome to achieve this widespread commercialization. Challenges associated with design realization and reliability assurance are discussed, along with approaches taken by Sandia to successfully overcome these challenges.

  16. Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    Mike Mauel Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/ National Undergraduate Fusion plant · Columbia University's plasma physics experiments 6Friday, June 5, 2009 #12;Forces of Nature, 2009 100-300 s after the "Big-Bang": The Age of Fusion · At 100 sec, the universe cools to 1

  17. Acoustic resonance for nonmetallic mine detection

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    Kercel, S.W.

    1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of acoustic resonance for detection of plastic mines was investigated by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Instrumentation and Controls Division under an internally funded program. The data reported in this paper suggest that acoustic resonance is not a practical method for mine detection. Representative small plastic anti-personnel mines were tested, and were found to not exhibit detectable acoustic resonances. Also, non-metal objects known to have strong acoustic resonances were tested with a variety of excitation techniques, and no practical non-contact method of exciting a consistently detectable resonance in a buried object was discovered. Some of the experimental data developed in this work may be useful to other researchers seeking a method to detect buried plastic mines. A number of excitation methods and their pitfalls are discussed. Excitation methods that were investigated include swept acoustic, chopped acoustic, wavelet acoustic, and mechanical shaking. Under very contrived conditions, a weak response that could be attributed to acoustic resonance was observed, but it does not appear to be practical as a mine detection feature. Transfer properties of soil were investigated. Impulse responses of several representative plastic mines were investigated. Acoustic leakage coupling, and its implications as a disruptive mechanism were investigated.

  18. ITP Mining: Education Roadmap for Mining Professionals (December...

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

    of Mining Engineering University of Missouri-Rolla John R. Sturgul JRS Consulting Services Richard J. Sweigard ProfessorChair of Mining Engineering University of Kentucky...

  19. Labor and Safety: Mines and Mining Safety (Indiana)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This section contains labor regulations pertaining specifically to coal mine workers. The law establishes the Indiana Mining Board. The Board's duties include: collecting and distributing...

  20. ITP Mining: Mining Industry of the Future Mineral Processing...

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

    of the Future Mineral Processing Technology Roadmap ITP Mining: Mining Industry of the Future Mineral Processing Technology Roadmap mptroadmap.pdf More Documents & Publications ITP...

  1. Recent Developments in Mems-Based Micro Fuel Cells

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    Pichonat, T

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micro fuel cells ($\\mu$-FC) represent promising power sources for portable applications. Today, one of the technological ways to make $\\mu$-FC is to have recourse to standard microfabrication techniques used in the fabrication of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). This paper shows an overview on the applications of MEMS techniques on miniature FC by presenting several solutions developed throughout the world. It also describes the latest developments of a new porous silicon-based miniature fuel cell. Using a silane grafted on an inorganic porous media as the proton-exchange membrane instead of a common ionomer such as Nafion, the fuel cell achieved a maximum power density of 58 mW cm-2 at room temperature with hydrogen as fuel.

  2. Atomic Calligraphy: The Direct Writing of Nanoscale Structures using MEMS

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    Matthias Imboden; Han Han; Jackson Chang; Flavio Pardo; Cristian A. Bolle; Evan Lowell; David J. Bishop

    2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) based method for the resist free patterning of nano-structures. Using a focused ion beam (FIB) to customize larger MEMS machines, we fabricate apertures as small as 50 nm on plates that can be moved with nanometer precision over an area greater than 20x20 {\\mu}m^2. Depositing thermally evaporated gold atoms though the apertures while moving the plate results in the deposition of nanoscale metal patterns. Adding a shutter only microns above the aperture, enables high speed control of not only where but also when atoms are deposited. Using a shutter, different sized apertures can be selectively opened and closed for nano-structure fabrication with features ranging from nano- to micrometers in scale. The ability to evaporate materials with high precision, and thereby fabricate circuits and structures in situ, enables new kinds of experiments based on the interactions of a small number of atoms and eventually even single atoms.

  3. Piston-Driven Fluid Ejectors In Silicon Mems

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    Galambos, Paul C. (Albuquerque, NM); Benavides, Gilbert L. (Los Ranchos, NM); Jokiel, Jr., Bernhard (Albuquerque, NM); Jakubczak II, Jerome F. (Rio Rancho, NM)

    2005-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A surface-micromachined fluid-ejection apparatus is disclosed which utilizes a piston to provide for the ejection of jets or drops of a fluid (e.g. for ink-jet printing). The piston, which is located at least partially inside a fluid reservoir, is moveable into a cylindrical fluid-ejection chamber connected to the reservoir by a microelectromechanical (MEM) actuator which is located outside the reservoir. In this way, the reservoir and fluid-ejection chamber can be maintained as electric-field-free regions thereby allowing the apparatus to be used with fluids that are electrically conductive or which may react or break down in the presence of a high electric field. The MEM actuator can comprise either an electrostatic actuator or a thermal actuator.

  4. Damage of MEMS thermal actuators heated by laser irradiation.

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Klody, Kelly Anne; Sackos, John T.; Phinney, Leslie Mary

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical actuation of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is advantageous for applications for which electrical isolation is desired. Thirty-two polycrystalline silicon opto-thermal actuators, optically-powered MEMS thermal actuators, were designed, fabricated, and tested. The design of the opto-thermal actuators consists of a target for laser illumination suspended between angled legs that expand when heated, providing the displacement and force output. While the amount of displacement observed for the opto-thermal actuators was fairly uniform for the actuators, the amount of damage resulting from the laser heating ranged from essentially no damage to significant amounts of damage on the target. The likelihood of damage depended on the target design with two of the four target designs being more susceptible to damage. Failure analysis of damaged targets revealed the extent and depth of the damage.

  5. Damage of MEMS thermal actuators heated by laser irradiation.

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Klody, Kelly Anne; Sackos, John T.; Phinney, Leslie Mary

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical actuation of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is advantageous for applications for which electrical isolation is desired. Thirty-two polycrystalline silicon opto-thermal actuators, optically-powered MEMS thermal actuators, were designed, fabricated, and tested. The design of the opto-thermal actuators consists of a target for laser illumination suspended between angled legs that expand when heated, providing the displacement and force output. While the amount of displacement observed for the opto-thermal actuators was fairly uniform for the actuators, the amount of damage resulting from the laser heating ranged from essentially no damage to significant amounts of damage on the target. The likelihood of damage depended on the target design with two of the four target designs being more susceptible to damage. Failure analysis of damaged targets revealed the extent and depth of the damage.

  6. Mine Safety & Health Specialist

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Mine Safety & Health Specialist and is primarily responsible for inspecting and evaluating the performance...

  7. Interstate Mining Compact (Maryland)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This legislation authorizes the state's entrance into the Interstate Mining Compact, a multi-state governmental agency / organization that represents the natural resource and related environmental...

  8. Coal Mining (Iowa)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    These sections describe procedures for coal exploration and extraction, as well as permitting requirements relating to surface and underground coal mining. These sections also address land...

  9. Coal Mining Regulations (Kentucky)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Kentucky Administrative Regulation Title 405 chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18 and 20 establish the laws governing coal mining in the state.

  10. Coal Mining Tax Credit (Arkansas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Coal Mining Tax Credit provides an income or insurance premium tax credit of $2.00 per ton of coal mined, produced or extracted on each ton of coal mined in Arkansas in a tax year. An...

  11. Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    Mike Mauel Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/ and Jefferson Science Fellow EEB slow! #12;100-300 s after the "Big-Bang": The Age of Fusion · At 100 sec, the universe cools to 1,000,000,000° · Protons and neutrons fuse to Deuterium (heavy hydrogen).The whole universe is a "burning plasma"! · D + D

  12. MEMS-based thin-film fuel cells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jankowksi, Alan F.; Morse, Jeffrey D.

    2003-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based thin-film fuel cells for electrical power applications. The MEMS-based fuel cell may be of a solid oxide type (SOFC), a solid polymer type (SPFC), or a proton exchange membrane type (PEMFC), and each fuel cell basically consists of an anode and a cathode separated by an electrolyte layer. Additionally catalyst layers can also separate the electrodes (cathode and anode) from the electrolyte. Gas manifolds are utilized to transport the fuel and oxidant to each cell and provide a path for exhaust gases. The electrical current generated from each cell is drawn away with an interconnect and support structure integrated with the gas manifold. The fuel cells utilize integrated resistive heaters for efficient heating of the materials. By combining MEMS technology with thin-film deposition technology, thin-film fuel cells having microflow channels and full-integrated circuitry can be produced that will lower the operating temperature an will yield an order of magnitude greater power density than the currently known fuel cells.

  13. Friction of different monolayer lubricants in MEMs interfaces.

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    Carpick, Robert W. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Street, Mark D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Ashurst, William Robert (Auburn University, Auburn, AL); Corwin, Alex David

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report details results from our last year of work (FY2005) on friction in MEMS as funded by the Campaign 6 program for the Microscale Friction project. We have applied different monolayers to a sensitive MEMS friction tester called the nanotractor. The nanotractor is also a useful actuator that can travel {+-}100 {micro}m in 40 nm steps, and is being considered for several MEMS applications. With this tester, we can find static and dynamic coefficients of friction. We can also quantify deviations from Amontons' and Coulomb's friction laws. Because of the huge surface-to-volume ratio at the microscale, surface properties such as adhesion and friction can dominate device performance, and therefore such deviations are important to quantify and understand. We find that static and dynamic friction depend on the monolayer lubricant applied. The friction data can be modeled with a non-zero adhesion force, which represents a deviation from Amontons' Law. Further, we show preliminary data indicating that the adhesion force depends not only on the monolayer, but also on the normal load applied. Finally, we also observe slip deflections before the transition from static to dynamic friction, and find that they depend on the monolayer.

  14. Coal Mine Safety Act (Virginia)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Act is the primary legislation pertaining to coal mine safety in Virginia. It contains information on safety rules, safety standards and required certifications for mine workers, prohibited...

  15. PRB mines mature

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Already seeing the results of reclamation efforts, America's largest surface mines advance as engineers prepare for the future. 30 years after the signing of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act by Jimmy Carter, western strip mines in the USA, especially in the Powder River Basin, are producing more coal than ever. The article describes the construction and installation of a $38.5 million near-pit crusher and overland belt conveyor system at Foundation Coal West's (FCW) Belle Ayr surface mine in Wyoming, one of the earliest PRB mines. It goes on to describe the development by Rio Tinto of an elk conservatory, the Rochelle Hill Conservation Easement, on reclaimed land at Jacobs Ranch, adjacent to the Rochelle Hills. 4 photos.

  16. W band 2 Bit MEMS Based Digital Phase Shifter Efe ztrk, Mehmet Kaynak and brahim Tekin, Senior Member, IEEE

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    Yanikoglu, Berrin

    of this need by integrated radar chipsets which offer a high level of integration, decreased costB is measured at 77 GHz for 2 bit phase shifter. The fully BiCMOS embedded low-loss and small size MEMS switches, MEMS switch, MEMS phase shifter, automotive radar. I. INTRODUCTION Phase Shifters are the key

  17. APPLICATION OF MEMS TECHNOLOGY TO MICRO DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL Xiaowei Liu*

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    APPLICATION OF MEMS TECHNOLOGY TO MICRO DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL Xiaowei Liu* , Chunguang Suo, email: lxw@hit.edu.cn) ABSTRACT In view of micro fuel cells, the silicon processes are employed for microfabrication of the micro direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC). Using the MEMS technology we have successfully made

  18. A Novel Pump for MEMS Applications Mihir Sen, Daniel Wajerski, and Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

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    Gad-el-Hak, Mohamed

    1 A Novel Pump for MEMS Applications Mihir Sen, Daniel Wajerski, and Mohamed Gad-el-Hak Department of Fluids Engineering, vol. 118, pp. 624-627, 1996. #12;2 A Novel Pump for MEMS Applications Mihir Sen1 of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 46556 We present a novel approach for pumping fluids in micromechanical

  19. A Membrane Deflection Fracture Experiment to Investigate Fracture Toughness of Freestanding MEMS Materials

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    A Membrane Deflection Fracture Experiment to Investigate Fracture Toughness of Freestanding MEMS Materials H.D. Espinosa* and B. Peng ABSTRACT This paper presents a novel Membrane Deflection Fracture Experiment (MDFE) to investigate the fracture toughness of MEMS and other advanced materials in thin film

  20. MEM Project Guidelines revised 6/25/09 Master of Environmental Management

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    (including an estimate of hours of work and materials for each task) Project Because the MEM projectMEM Project Guidelines revised 6/25/09 Master of Environmental Management Project Guidelines Project Overview: The culminating experience of students seeking a Master of Environmental Management

  1. Electrostatic Operation and Curvature Modeling for a MEMS Flexible Film Actuator

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    Electrostatic Operation and Curvature Modeling for a MEMS Flexible Film Actuator B. Edmonds, Jr.1 Introduction and Motivation The electrostatic flexible film actuator, also known as an "Artificial Eyelid," is a unique MEMS (MicroElectronic Mechanical System) actuator fabricated from polyimide and thin metal films

  2. MEM 639 Real World Microcomputer Control 1 Copyright Paul Oh1

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    Oh, Paul

    conditions #12;MEM 639 Real World Microcomputer Control 1 © Copyright Paul Oh3 Step 3: Add Signal Generation click on the signal generator element and select Configuration. In the resulting pop-up box, select Generator and Waveform Chart wired up #12;MEM 639 Real World Microcomputer Control 1 © Copyright Paul Oh4

  3. MEMS `SMART DUST MOTES' FOR DESIGNING, MONITORING AND ENABLING EFFICIENT LIGHTING

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    -based lighting system has the potential to achieve many environmental benefits in comparison to existing sensorMEMS `SMART DUST MOTES' FOR DESIGNING, MONITORING AND ENABLING EFFICIENT LIGHTING Alice M. Agogino focused on office lighting monitoring and control based on the new MEMS `smart dust mote' sensor

  4. Body Fitted Grid Generation Method with Moving Boundaries and Its Application for analysis of MEMS

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    Body Fitted Grid Generation Method with Moving Boundaries and Its Application for analysis of MEMS these MEMS devices using body fitted grid generation method with moving boundaries is proposed. This technique is based on the finite-difference time-domain (FD-TD) method and a kind of grid generation

  5. MEMS Design Synthesis: Integrating Case-based Reasoning and Multi-objective Genetic Algorithms

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    MEMS Design Synthesis: Integrating Case-based Reasoning and Multi-objective Genetic Algorithms designs concepts. Surface micro-machined resonators are used as an example to introduce this integrated human design knowledge in the form of past successful MEMS design cases to help guide human designers

  6. Research at Mines Fiscal Year

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    Matlock, De Moor, Speer #12;New Initiatives · Unconventional Oil & gas, Fracking (Santi) · Mines NREL

  7. A. Burns, A. Kusiak, and T. Letsche, Mining Transformed Data Sets, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, M.Gh. Negoita, R.J.

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    - fully applied to optimize efficiency of a circulating fluidized bed boiler at a lo- cal power plant for transforming data, for example: Arithmetic operators: (+, -, *, /) This method may involve arithmetic operatorsA. Burns, A. Kusiak, and T. Letsche, Mining Transformed Data Sets, Proceedings of the 8th

  8. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Biosciences and Bio-Informatics (ICCBBI 2011), July 2011, Bhubaneswar, India. A Software Tool for Information Management and Data Mining of Biological Data

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    Baranauskas, José Augusto

    -Informatics (ICCBBI 2011), July 2011, Bhubaneswar, India. A Software Tool for Information Management and Data Mining resources. Understanding how organisms are able to adapt to difficult conditions and how organisms take of saving endangered species, produce effective environmental policies, and produce biological knowledge

  9. Sources of stress gradients in electrodeposited Ni MEMS.

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    Hearne, Sean Joseph; Floro, Jerrold Anthony; Dyck, Christopher William

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability of future integrated metal-semiconductor micro-systems such as RF MEMS to perform highly complex functions will depend on developing freestanding metal structures that offer improved conductivity and reflectivity over polysilicon structures. For example, metal-based RF MEMS technology could replace the bulky RF system presently used in communications, navigation, and avionics systems. However, stress gradients that induce warpage of active components have prevented the implementation of this technology. Figure 1, is an interference micrograph image of a series of cantilever beams fabricated from electrodeposited Ni. The curvature in the beams was the result of stress gradients intrinsic to the electrodeposition process. To study the sources of the stress in electrodeposition of Ni we have incorporated a wafer curvature based stress sensor, the multibeam optical stress sensor, into an electrodeposition cell. We have determined that there are two regions of stress induced by electrodepositing Ni from a sulfamate-based bath (Fig 2). The stress evolution during the first region, 0-1000{angstrom}, was determined to be dependent only on the substrate material (Au vs. Cu), whereas the stress evolution during the second region, >1000{angstrom}, was highly dependent on the deposition conditions. In this region, the stress varied from +0.5 GPa to -0.5GPa, depending solely on the deposition rate. We examined four likely sources for the compressive intrinsic stress, i.e. reduction in tensile stress, and determined that only the adatom diffusion into grain boundaries model of Sheldon, et al. could account for the observed compressive stress. In the presentation, we shall discuss the compressive stress generation mechanisms considered and the ramifications of these results on fabrication of electrodeposited Ni for MEMS applications.

  10. Validation of thermal models for a prototypical MEMS thermal actuator.

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    Gallis, Michail A.; Torczynski, John Robert; Piekos, Edward Stanley; Serrano, Justin Raymond; Gorby, Allen D.; Phinney, Leslie Mary

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents technical work performed to complete the ASC Level 2 Milestone 2841: validation of thermal models for a prototypical MEMS thermal actuator. This effort requires completion of the following task: the comparison between calculated and measured temperature profiles of a heated stationary microbeam in air. Such heated microbeams are prototypical structures in virtually all electrically driven microscale thermal actuators. This task is divided into four major subtasks. (1) Perform validation experiments on prototypical heated stationary microbeams in which material properties such as thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity are measured if not known and temperature profiles along the beams are measured as a function of electrical power and gas pressure. (2) Develop a noncontinuum gas-phase heat-transfer model for typical MEMS situations including effects such as temperature discontinuities at gas-solid interfaces across which heat is flowing, and incorporate this model into the ASC FEM heat-conduction code Calore to enable it to simulate these effects with good accuracy. (3) Develop a noncontinuum solid-phase heat transfer model for typical MEMS situations including an effective thermal conductivity that depends on device geometry and grain size, and incorporate this model into the FEM heat-conduction code Calore to enable it to simulate these effects with good accuracy. (4) Perform combined gas-solid heat-transfer simulations using Calore with these models for the experimentally investigated devices, and compare simulation and experimental temperature profiles to assess model accuracy. These subtasks have been completed successfully, thereby completing the milestone task. Model and experimental temperature profiles are found to be in reasonable agreement for all cases examined. Modest systematic differences appear to be related to uncertainties in the geometric dimensions of the test structures and in the thermal conductivity of the polycrystalline silicon test structures, as well as uncontrolled nonuniform changes in this quantity over time and during operation.

  11. Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Pressure Sensor for Footwear

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kholwadwala, Deepesh K. (Albuquerque, NM); Rohrer, Brandon R. (Albuquerque, NM); Spletzer, Barry L. (Albuquerque, NM); Galambos, Paul C. (Albuquerque, NM); Wheeler, Jason W. (Albuquerque, NM); Hobart, Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM); Givler, Richard C. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Footwear comprises a sole and a plurality of sealed cavities contained within the sole. The sealed cavities can be incorporated as deformable containers within an elastic medium, comprising the sole. A plurality of micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors are respectively contained within the sealed cavity plurality, and can be adapted to measure static and dynamic pressure within each of the sealed cavities. The pressure measurements can provide information relating to the contact pressure distribution between the sole of the footwear and the wearer's environment.

  12. A novel method of fabricating integrated FETs for MEMS applications.

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    Okandan, Murat; Bennett, Reid Stuart; Draper, Bruce Leroy; Mani, Seethambal S.

    2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper demonstrates a simple technique for building n-channel MOSFETs and complex micromechanical systems simultaneously instead of serially, allowing a more straightforward integration of complete systems. The fabrication sequence uses few additional process steps and only one additional masking layer compared to a MEMS-only technology. The process flow forms the MOSFET gate electrode using the first level of mechanical polycrystalline silicon, while the MOSFET source and drain regions are formed by dopant diffusions into the substrate from subsequent levels of heavily doped poly that is used for mechanical elements. The process yields devices with good, repeatable electrical characteristics suitable for a wide range of digital and analog applications.

  13. MEMS-Based Pyroelectric Thermal Energy Scavenger - Energy Innovation Portal

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces and InterfacesAdministration -Lowell L. Wood,3,March 26,MEMS Switches Are

  14. Strip Mine Law (Missouri)

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    This law authorizes the Land Reclamation Commission of the Department of Natural Resources to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to strip mining of coal and reclamation, review...

  15. Data Mining for Autonomic System Management: A Case Study at FIU-SCIS

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    Sadjadi, S. Masoud

    Data Mining for Autonomic System Management: A Case Study at FIU-SCIS Technical Report: FIU and Information Sciences (SCIS) at Florida International University (FIU). Keywords Data mining, autonomic for such computing systems. In this paper, we first present an integrated data-driven architecture for computing

  16. Shock margin testing of a one-axis MEMS accelerometer.

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    Parson, Ted Blair; Tanner, Danelle Mary; Buchheit, Thomas Edward

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shock testing was performed on a selected commercial-off-the-shelf - MicroElectroMechanical System (COTS-MEMS) accelerometer to determine the margin between the published absolute maximum rating for shock and the 'measured' level where failures are observed. The purpose of this testing is to provide baseline data for isolating failure mechanisms under shock and environmental loading in a representative device used or under consideration for use within systems and assemblies of the DOD/DOE weapons complex. The specific device chosen for this study was the AD22280 model of the ADXL78 MEMS Accelerometer manufactured by Analog Devices Inc. This study focuses only on the shock loading response of the device and provides the necessary data for adding influence of environmental exposure to the reliability of this class of devices. The published absolute maximum rating for acceleration in any axis was 4000 G for this device powered or unpowered. Results from this study showed first failures at 8000 G indicating a margin of error of two. Higher shock level testing indicated that an in-plane, but off-axis acceleration was more damaging than one in the sense direction.

  17. Uncooled IR photon detection using MEMS micro-structures

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    Datskos, P.G.; Rajic, S.

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Generation of free carriers in a semiconductor gives rise to mechanical stress. Photo-induced stress phenomena in MEMS micro-structures can be used in the room temperature detection of infrared photons. Choice of the appropriate semiconductor material for the MEMS micro-structures determines the cutoff wavelength of the uncooled infrared photon detector. The authors have measured the deflection of silicon and indium antimonide micro-structures resulting from a photo-induced stress. The excess charge carriers responsible for the photo-induced stress were produced via photon irradiation from both a diode laser and a black body source. In the case of Si, the photo-induced stress is of opposite direction and about four times larger than the thermal stress. For indium antimonide the direction of stress is the same as due to thermal effects. The photo-induced stress can be distinguished from the thermal stress based on the cut-off wavelength, response speed, and perhaps the direction of the microstructure deflection.

  18. Progress toward a MEMS fabricated 100 GHz oscillator.

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    Loubriel, Guillermo Manuel; Lemp, Thomas; Weyn, Mark L.; Coleman, Phillip Dale; Rowley, James E. (SAIC, Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes an LDRD effort which looked at the feasibility of building a MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) fabricated 100 GHz micro vacuum tube. PIC Simulations proved to be a very useful tool in investigating various device designs. Scaling parameters were identified. This in turn allowed predictions of oscillator growth based on beam parameters, cavity geometry, and cavity loading. The electron beam source was identified as a critical element of the design. FEA's (Field Emission Arrays) were purchased to be built into the micro device. Laboratory testing of the FEA's was also performed which pointed out care and handling issues along with maximum current capabilities. Progress was made toward MEMS fabrication of the device. Techniques were developed and successfully employed to build up several of the subassemblies of the device. However, the lower wall fabrication proved to be difficult and a successful build was not completed. Alternative approaches to building this structure have been identified. Although these alternatives look like good solutions for building the device, it was not possible to complete a redesign and build during the timeframe of this effort.

  19. Frequency-dependent electrostatic actuation in microfluidic MEMS.

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    Zavadil, Kevin Robert; Michalske, Terry A.; Sounart, Thomas L.

    2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrostatic actuators exhibit fast response times and are easily integrated into microsystems because they can be fabricated with standard IC micromachining processes and materials. Although electrostatic actuators have been used extensively in 'dry' MEMS, they have received less attention in microfluidic systems probably because of challenges such as electrolysis, anodization, and electrode polarization. Here we demonstrate that ac drive signals can be used to prevent electrode polarization, and thus enable electrostatic actuation in many liquids, at potentials low enough to avoid electrochemistry. We measure the frequency response of an interdigitated silicon comb-drive actuator in liquids spanning a decade of dielectric permittivities and four decades of conductivity, and present a simple theory that predicts the characteristic actuation frequency. The analysis demonstrates the importance of the native oxide on silicon actuator response, and suggests that the actuation frequency can be shifted by controlling the thickness of the oxide. For native silicon devices, actuation is predicted at frequencies less than 10 MHz, in electrolytes of ionic strength up to 100 mmol/L, and thus electrostatic actuation may be feasible in many bioMEMS and other microfluidic applications.

  20. CAERs's mine mapping program and Kentucky's mine mapping initiative

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    Hiett, J. [University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, Lexington, KY (United States). Mine Map Repository and Mine Map Information Systems

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1884 the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals (KDMM now OMSL) has had a mine mapping function as it relates to mine safety. The CAER's Mine Mapping Program has provided this service to that agency since 1972. The program has been in continuous operation under the current staff and management over that period. Functions include operating the Mine Map Repository/Mine Map Information Center of the OMSL; and receiving and processing all annual coal mine license maps, old maps, and related data. The Kentucky Mine Mapping Initiative's goal is to ensure that every underground and surface mine map in Kentucky is located, digitized and online. The Kentucky mine mapping website plays a vital role in the safety of Kentuckians. The purpose of the web service is to make available electronic maps of mined out areas and approximately 32,000 engineering drawings of operating or closed mines that are located in the state. Future phases of the project will include the archival scanning of all submitted mine maps; the recovery from outside sources of maps that were destroyed in a 1948 fire; and the development of further technology to process maps and related data. 7 photos.

  1. GICHD Mine Dog Testing Project - Soil Sample Results No.3

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    PHELAN, JAMES M.; BARNETT, JAMES L.; BENDER, SUSAN FAE ANN; ARCHULETA, LUISA M.

    2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mine dog evaluation project initiated by the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining is evaluating the capability and reliability of mine detection dogs. The performance of field-operational mine detection dogs will be measured in test minefields in Afghanistan and Bosnia containing actual, but unfused landmines. Repeated performance testing over two years through various seasonal weather conditions will provide data simulating near real world conditions. Soil samples will be obtained adjacent to the buried targets repeatedly over the course of the test. Chemical analysis results from these soil samples will be used to evaluate correlations between mine dog detection performance and seasonal weather conditions. This report documents the analytical chemical methods and results from the third batch of soils received. This batch contained samples from Kharga, Afghanistan collected in October 2002.

  2. GICHD mine dog testing project - soil sample results #4.

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    Barnett, James L.; Phelan, James M.; Archuleta, Luisa M.; Wood, Tyson B.; Donovan, Kelly L.; Bender, Susan Fae Ann

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mine dog evaluation project initiated by the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining is evaluating the capability and reliability of mine detection dogs. The performance of field-operational mine detection dogs will be measured in test minefields in Afghanistan and Bosnia containing actual, but unfused landmines. Repeated performance testing over two years through various seasonal weather conditions will provide data simulating near real world conditions. Soil samples will be obtained adjacent to the buried targets repeatedly over the course of the test. Chemical analysis results from these soil samples will be used to evaluate correlations between mine dog detection performance and seasonal weather conditions. This report documents the analytical chemical methods and results from the fourth batch of soils received. This batch contained samples from Kharga, Afghanistan collected in April 2003 and Sarajevo, Bosnia collected in May 2003.

  3. The use of a high-order MEMS deformable mirror in the Gemini Planet Imager

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    Poyneer, L A; Bauman, B; Cornelissen, S; Jones, S; Macintosh, B; Palmer, D; Isaacs, J

    2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We briefly review the development history of the Gemini Planet Imager's 4K Boston Micromachines MEMS deformable mirror. We discuss essential calibration steps and algorithms to control the MEMS with nanometer precision, including voltage-phase calibration and influence function characterization. We discuss the integration of the MEMS into GPI's Adaptive Optics system at Lawrence Livermore and present experimental results of 1.5 kHz closed-loop control. We detail mitigation strategies in the coronagraph to reduce the impact of abnormal actuators on final image contrast.

  4. National Mining Association Experimental Determination

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    National Mining Association Experimental Determination of Radon Fluxes over Water #12;Introduction research funded by the National Mining Association (NMA) regarding radon fluxes from water surfaces surfaces at uranium recovery operations are insignificant and approximate background soil fluxes for most

  5. Privacy-preserving data mining

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    Zhang, Nan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    sharing. We present and compare strategies for realizing these protocols. Theoretical analysis and experimental evaluation show that our protocols can generate accurate data mining models while protecting the privacy of the data being mined....

  6. Surface Coal Mining Regulations (Mississippi)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Surface Coal Mining Regulations are a combination of permitting requirements and environmental regulations that limit how, where and when coal can be mined. It protects lands that are under...

  7. Montana Coal Mining Code (Montana)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Labor and Industry is authorized to adopt rules pertaining to safety standards for all coal mines in the state. The Code requires coal mine operators to make an accurate map or...

  8. The Sudbury Mining District

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    Bedell, Frank G.

    1906-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Digital Scholarship. http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Submitted to the School of Engineering of the University of Kansas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a course in Mining Engineering ran THE SUDBURY MINING DISTRICT. A D i s s e r t a t i o... n P r e s e n t e d t o the F a c u l t y o f the SCHOOL OP ENGINEERING i n the UNIVERSITY OP KANSAS. F o r the Completion o f a Course i n MINING ENGINEERING. fey Prank G. B e d e l l . June 1906. PREFACE• I n t h i s paper w i l l be g i...

  9. Surrogate-based optimization of a BioMEMs microfluidic weir

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    Ooi, Boon Hooi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BioMEM microfluidic weirs enable biologists to study biological processes at the cell level. A novel substrate-affixed microfluidic array of weirs allows active sorting of cells via control electrodes. The ability of the ...

  10. Self-powered wireless sensor system using MEMS piezoelectric micro power generator (PMPG)

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    Xia, YuXin, M.B.A. Sloan School of Management.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A thin-film lead zirconate titanate, Pb(Zr,Ti)03, MEMS Piezoelectric Micro Power Generator (PMPG) has been integrated with a commercial wireless sensor node (Telos), to demonstrate a self-powered RF temperature sensor ...

  11. Tunable Substrate Integrated Waveguide Filters Implemented with PIN Diodes and RF MEMS Switches

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    Armendariz, Marcelino

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the first fully tunable substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) filter implemented with PIN diodes and RF MEMS switches. The methodology for tuning SIW filters is explained in detail and is used to create three separate designs...

  12. A circular electrostatic zipping actuator for the application of a MEMS tunable capacitor

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    Yang, Xue'en, 1975-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micromechanical circuits such as MEMS switches, tunable capacitors (varactors) or resonators in general have lower loss and consume less power than their CMOS counterparts and have seen an increase of applications in ...

  13. Experimental study of the residual stress-induced self-assembly of MEMS structures during deposition

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    Kim, Sang-Hyun

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The possibility of using residual stresses favorably as a means of self-assembling MEMS during material deposition is experimentally investigated. Two atomic force microscope cantilevers are placed in contact at their free ends. Material...

  14. Imaging the foveal cone mosaic with a MEMS-based adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope

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    Li, Yiang

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    function of axial length at the PRL Results from running theIPT LQ LQR MEMS OCT OPD PID PRL PSD PSF PSI RMF RMS RPE SLDpreferred retinal locus (PRL), and the scan angle was 1°. An

  15. Emergency delivery of Vasopressin from an implantable MEMS rapid drug delivery device

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    Ho Duc, Hong Linh, 1978-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An implantable rapid drug delivery device based on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology was designed, fabricated and validated for the in vivo rapid delivery of vasopressin in a rabbit model. In vitro ...

  16. Mem. S.A.It. Vol. 73, 23 SAIt 2002 Memorie della

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    Mem. S.A.It. Vol. 73, 23 c SAIt 2002 Memorie della High Performance Computing at INAF/OAPA Fabio and in high performance computing (HPC). During 2000, INAF/OAPA has acquired a HPC facility, entirely devoted

  17. Syllabus for Preliminary Examination in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) October 2009*

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    California at Irvine, University of

    , diffusion, and bonding. You should especially have a good understanding of MEMS-centric etching and what micromachining, including selective wet etch methods, deep reactive ion etching, and bonding methods. 6

  18. Polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEM) in micro / nanofluidics for novel BioMEMS platforms

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    Jang, Hongchul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this thesis was to exploit the versatility of the polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) to fabricate a novel micro/nanofluidic device for patterning bacteria in BioMEMS. Nanofluidic channels offer new ...

  19. A MEMS-based, high-resolution Electric-Field meter

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    Shafran, John Sawa

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In MEMS-based inertial sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, known electrical waveforms are applied to a modulating capacitive element to determine an unknown deflection. However, the inverse of this scheme can ...

  20. Piezoelectric Micro Power Generator (PMPG) : a MEMS-based energy scavenger

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    Sood, Rajendra K. (Rajendra Kumar), 1979-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As MEMS and smart material technologies begin to mature, their applications, such as medical implants and wireless communications are becoming more attractive. Traditionally, remote devices have used chemical batteries to ...

  1. JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2007 1185 RF MEMS Sequentially Reconfigurable Sierpinski

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    , Istanbul 80910, Turkey Design Methodology for Microelectromechanical Systems. Case Study: Torsional Scanner Mirror Future optical microsystems, such as microelectromechanical system (MEMS) scanners rapidly. There are a variety of specialized computer aided design tools in the microelectromechanical

  2. Mechanical characterization and in vivo operation of an implantable drug delivery MEMS device

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    Li, Yawen, 1972-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this thesis was to advance an implantable drug delivery MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) device developed in our laboratory. This device was designed to locally deliver multiple substances in complex release ...

  3. Assembling 3D MEMS structures by folding, aligning and latching 2D patterned films

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    Shaar, Nader S. (Nader Salah)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The techniques used in the fabrication of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) were adopted from the integrated circuits (IC) industry and are mostly limited to patterning thin films on a flat substrate. As a consequence, ...

  4. Mining | Department of Energy

    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 Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in3.pdfEnergy HealthComments MEMA:May1.docEx5.docof Energy AdverseMining Mining Supply

  5. The Sandia MEMS passive shock sensor : FY08 design summary.

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Baker, Michael Sean; Clemens, Rebecca C.; Mitchell, John Anthony; Brake, Matthew Robert; Epp, David S.; Wittwer, Jonathan W.

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes design and modeling activities for the MEMS passive shock sensor. It provides a description of past design revisions, including the purposes and major differences between design revisions but with a focus on Revisions 4 through 7 and the work performed in fiscal year 2008 (FY08). This report is a reference for comparing different designs; it summarizes design parameters and analysis results, and identifies test structures. It also highlights some of the changes and or additions to models previously documented [Mitchell et al. 2006, Mitchell et al. 2008] such as the way uncertainty thresholds are analyzed and reported. It also includes dynamic simulation results used to investigate how positioning of hard stops may reduce vibration sensitivity.

  6. Inertial sensing microelectromechanical (MEM) safe-arm device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Roesler, Alexander W. (Tijeras, NM); Wooden, Susan M. (Sandia Park, NM)

    2009-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Microelectromechanical (MEM) safe-arm devices comprise a substrate upon which a sense mass, that can contain an energetic material, is constrained to move along a pathway defined by a track disposed on the surface of the substrate. The pathway has a first end comprising a "safe" position and a second end comprising an "armed" position, whereat the second end the sense mass can be aligned proximal to energetic materials comprising the explosive train, within an explosive component. The sense mass can be confined in the safe position by a first latch, operable to release the sense mass by an acceleration acting in a direction substantially normal to the surface of the substrate. A second acceleration, acting in a direction substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate, can cause the sense mass to traverse the pathway from the safe position to the armed position.

  7. PETROLEUM SOCIETY CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY & PETROLEUM

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    Schramm, Laurier L.

    1 PETROLEUM SOCIETY CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY & PETROLEUM PAPER 2002-074 Temperature Canada Ltd. This paper is to be presented at the Petroleum Society's Canadian International Petroleum of the meeting. This paper and any discussion filed will be considered for publication in Petroleum Society

  8. PETROLEUM SOCIETY CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY & PETROLEUM

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    Hossain, M. Enamul

    1 PETROLEUM SOCIETY CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY & PETROLEUM PAPER 2002-092 Effects of Alberta This paper is to be presented at the Petroleum Society's Canadian International Petroleum of the meeting. This paper and any discussion filed will be considered for publication in Petroleum Society

  9. Method and system for automated on-chip material and structural certification of MEMS devices

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    Sinclair, Michael B.; DeBoer, Maarten P.; Smith, Norman F.; Jensen, Brian D.; Miller, Samuel L.

    2003-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A new approach toward MEMS quality control and materials characterization is provided by a combined test structure measurement and mechanical response modeling approach. Simple test structures are cofabricated with the MEMS devices being produced. These test structures are designed to isolate certain types of physical response, so that measurement of their behavior under applied stress can be easily interpreted as quality control and material properties information.

  10. Ultrananocrystalline diamond films with optimized dielectric properties for advanced RF MEMS capacitive switches

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sumant, Anirudha V.; Auciello, Orlando H.; Mancini, Derrick C.

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An efficient deposition process is provided for fabricating reliable RF MEMS capacitive switches with multilayer ultrananocrystalline (UNCD) films for more rapid recovery, charging and discharging that is effective for more than a billion cycles of operation. Significantly, the deposition process is compatible for integration with CMOS electronics and thereby can provide monolithically integrated RF MEMS capacitive switches for use with CMOS electronic devices, such as for insertion into phase array antennas for radars and other RF communication systems.

  11. Integration of optoelectronics and MEMS by free-space micro-optics

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    WARREN,MIAL E.; SPAHN,OLGA B.; SWEATT,WILLIAM C.; SHUL,RANDY J.; WENDT,JOEL R.; VAWTER,GREGORY A.; KRYGOWSKI,TOM W.; REYES,DAVID NMN; RODGERS,M. STEVEN; SNIEGOWSKI,JEFFRY J.

    2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report represents the completion of a three-year Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program to investigate combining microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with optoelectronic components as a means of realizing compact optomechanical subsystems. Some examples of possible applications are laser beam scanning, switching and routing and active focusing, spectral filtering or shattering of optical sources. The two technologies use dissimilar materials with significant compatibility problems for a common process line. This project emphasized a hybrid approach to integrating optoelectronics and MEMS. Significant progress was made in developing processing capabilities for adding optical function to MEMS components, such as metal mirror coatings and through-vias in the substrate. These processes were used to demonstrate two integration examples, a MEMS discriminator driven by laser illuminated photovoltaic cells and a MEMS shutter or chopper. Another major difficulty with direct integration is providing the optical path for the MEMS components to interact with the light. The authors explored using folded optical paths in a transparent substrate to provide the interconnection route between the components of the system. The components can be surface-mounted by flip-chip bonding to the substrate. Micro-optics can be fabricated into the substrate to reflect and refocus the light so that it can propagate from one device to another and them be directed out of the substrate into free space. The MEMS components do not require the development of transparent optics and can be completely compatible with the current 5-level polysilicon process. They report progress on a MEMS-based laser scanner using these concepts.

  12. Coal Mining on Pitching Seams

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    Brown, George MacMillan

    1915-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 1915* App r ov e d: Department of Mining Engineering* COAL MUTING ON PITCHING SEAMS A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OP THE SCHOOL OP ENGINEERING OF THE UNIVERSITY OP KANSAS for THE DEGREE OF ENGINEER OF MINES BY GEORGE MACMILLAN BROWN 1915... PREFACE In the following dissertation on the subject of "Coal Mining in Pitching Beams" the writer desires to describe more particularly those methods of mining peculiar to coal mines in Oklahoma, with which he has been more or less familiar during...

  13. INTERNATIONAL International Internship for

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    Napier, Terrence

    OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS International Internship for Global Leadership Program Student Portugal ­ Laura Sieger Ukraine ­ Mary Brune 2012 Internship Locations #12;Dear Friends and Colleagues of Lehigh University: The International Internship for Global Leadership Program provides Lehigh students

  14. Mine seismicity and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

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    Chiappetta, F. [Blasting Analysis International, Allentown, PA (United States); Heuze, F.; Walter, W. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Hopler, R. [Powderman Consulting Inc., Oxford, MD (United States); Hsu, V. [Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, FL (United States); Martin, B. [Thunder Basin Coal Co., Wright, WY (United States); Pearson, C. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Stump, B. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States); Zipf, K. [Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)

    1998-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface and underground mining operations generate seismic ground motions which are created by chemical explosions and ground failures. It may come as a surprise to some that the ground failures (coal bumps, first caves, pillar collapses, rockbursts, etc.) can send signals whose magnitudes are as strong or stronger than those from any mining blast. A verification system that includes seismic, infrasound, hydroacoustic and radionuclide sensors is being completed as part of the CTBT. The largest mine blasts and ground failures will be detected by this system and must be identified as distinct from signals generated by small nuclear explosions. Seismologists will analyze the seismic records and presumably should be able to separate them into earthquake-like and non earthquake-like categories, using a variety of so-called seismic discriminants. Non-earthquake essentially means explosion- or implosion-like. Such signals can be generated not only by mine blasts but also by a variety of ground failures. Because it is known that single-fired chemical explosions and nuclear explosion signals of the same yield give very similar seismic records, the non-earthquake signals will be of concern to the Treaty verification community. The magnitude of the mine-related events is in the range of seismicity created by smaller nuclear explosions or decoupled tests, which are of particular concern under the Treaty. It is conceivable that legitimate mining blasts or some mine-induced ground failures could occasionally be questioned. Information such as shot time, location and design parameters may be all that is necessary to resolve the event identity. In rare instances where the legitimate origin of the event could not be resolved by a consultation and clarification procedure, it might trigger on On-Site Inspection (OSI). Because there is uncertainty in the precise location of seismic event as determined by the International Monitoring System (IMS), the OSI can cover an area of up to 1,000 squared kilometers. In active mining districts this area could include several different mining operations. So, an OSI could be disruptive both to the mining community and to the US Government which must host the foreign inspection team. Accordingly, it is in the best interest of all US parties to try and eliminate the possible occurrence of false alarms. This can be achieved primarily by reducing the ambiguity of mine-induced seismic signals, so that even if these remain visible to the IMS they are clearly consistent with recognizable mining patterns.

  15. Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    to mine Earth's primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite is fusion primer · Fusion: "Green" nuclear power · Magnetic fusion energy primer · ITER: Fusion at the scale of a power plant · Columbia University's plasma physics experiments 2Tuesday, March 1, 2011 #12;Energy from

  16. ITP Mining: Mining Industry of the Future Mineral Processing...

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    and activities in the industry and crossed various mined commodities including copper, uranium, iron ore, coal and others. The workshop participants included individuals from...

  17. MEMS CHIP CO2 SENSOR FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

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    Anton Carl Greenwald

    2005-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research was to develop an affordable, reliable sensor to enable demand controlled ventilation (DCV). A significant portion of total energy consumption in the United States is used for heating or air conditioning (HVAC) buildings. To assure occupant safety and fresh air levels in large buildings, and especially those with sealed windows, HVAC systems are frequently run in excess of true requirements as automated systems cannot now tell the occupancy level of interior spaces. If such a sensor (e.g. thermostat sized device) were available, it would reduce energy use between 10 and 20% in such buildings. A quantitative measure of ''fresh air'' is the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) present. An inert gas, CO{sub 2} is not easily detected by chemical sensors and is usually measured by infrared spectroscopy. Ion Optics research developed a complete infrared sensor package on a single MEMS chip. It contains the infrared (IR) source, IR detector and IR filter. The device resulting from this DOE sponsored research has sufficient sensitivity, lifetime, and drift rate to meet the specifications of commercial instrument manufacturers who are now testing the device for use in their building systems.

  18. Final report : compliant thermo-mechanical MEMS actuators, LDRD #52553.

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Baker, Michael Sean; Headley, Thomas Jeffrey; Plass, Richard Anton

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal actuators have proven to be a robust actuation method in surface-micromachined MEMS processes. Their higher output force and lower input voltage make them an attractive alternative to more traditional electrostatic actuation methods. A predictive model of thermal actuator behavior has been developed and validated that can be used as a design tool to customize the performance of an actuator to a specific application. This tool has also been used to better understand thermal actuator reliability by comparing the maximum actuator temperature to the measured lifetime. Modeling thermal actuator behavior requires the use of two sequentially coupled models, the first to predict the temperature increase of the actuator due to the applied current and the second to model the mechanical response of the structure due to the increase in temperature. These two models have been developed using Matlab for the thermal response and ANSYS for the structural response. Both models have been shown to agree well with experimental data. In a parallel effort, the reliability and failure mechanisms of thermal actuators have been studied. Their response to electrical overstress and electrostatic discharge has been measured and a study has been performed to determine actuator lifetime at various temperatures and operating conditions. The results from this study have been used to determine a maximum reliable operating temperature that, when used in conjunction with the predictive model, enables us to design in reliability and customize the performance of an actuator at the design stage.

  19. Robust hermetic packaging techniques for MEMS integrated microsystems.

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    Chae, Junseok (University of Michigan); Stark, Brian H. (University of Michigan); Kuo, Andrew (University of Michigan); Oliver, Andrew David; Najafi, Khalil (University of Michigan)

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work is the result of a Sandia National Laboratories LDRD funded fellowship at the University of Michigan. Although, guidance and suggestions were offered by Sandia, the work contained here is primarily the work of Brian H. Stark, and his advisor, Professor Khalil Najafi. Junseok Chae, Andrew Kuo, and their coworkers at the University of Michigan helped to record some of the data. The following is an abstract of their work. We have developed a vacuum packaging technology using a thick nickel film to seal MEMS structures at the wafer level. The package is fabricated in a three-mask process by electroplating a 40 micro-meter thick nickel film over an 8 micro-meter sacrificial photoresist that is removed prior to package sealing. Implementation of electrical feedthroughs in this process requires no planarization. The large release channel enables an 800x800 micro-meter package to be released in less than three hours. Several mechanisms, based upon localized melting and lead/tin solder bumping, for sealing the release channel have been investigated. We have also developed Pirani gauges, integrated with this package, which can be used to establish the hermeticity of the different sealing technologies. They have measured a sealing pressure of approximately 1.5 Torr. Our work differs from previous Pirani gauges in that we utilize a novel doubly anchored structure that stiffens the structural membrane while not substantially degrading performance in order to measure fine leak rates.

  20. "We're not in Kansas Anymore!" -A Hands-on Introduction to Nanoscience MEMs and Microfabrication

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    Smy, Tom

    "We're not in Kansas Anymore!" - A Hands-on Introduction to Nanoscience MEMs and Microfabrication-on Introduction to Nanoscience It's now about a lot more, including "Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS're not in Kansas Anymore!" - A Hands-on Introduction to Nanoscience Alignment Clip Used in conjunction

  1. 15th Biennial University/Government/Industry Microelectronics Symposium, Boise, Idaho, June 30 -July 2, 2003. Hands-On MEMS

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    Frechette, Luc G.

    - July 2, 2003. Hands-On MEMS Luc Frechette1 , Vijay Modi1 , Floyd Miller2 and K. R. Farmer3 1Dept are currently refining the curriculum to allow the course to be easily adopted by other schools. 1. INTRODUCTION range of majors, and a concomitant demand by potential employers for graduates with MEMS experience

  2. 3-D Computational Modeling of RF MEMS Switches H. D. Espinosa, M. Fischer, Y. Zhu and S. Lee

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    in this work by means of wafer level experimental techniques. RF MEMS Switches manufactured by Raytheon Systems, Raytheon Systems Co. developed MEMS switches to operate in tunable filters and oscillators used by Raytheon Systems Co. (b) Top view of the "bow-tie" membrane mounted on posts. It is made of an aluminum

  3. A Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Three MEMS Materials -Silicon Carbide, Ultrananocrystalline Diamond, and Hydrogen-Free Tetrahedral

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    A Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Three MEMS Materials - Silicon Carbide investigated the mechanical properties of three new materials for MEMS/NEMS devices: silicon carbide (SiC) from mechanical, electrical, and tribological properties such as silicon carbide (SiC), ultrananocrystalline

  4. JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2007 1263 Direct Contact-Area Computation for MEMS

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    Sawyer, Wallace

    200 JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 13, NO. 2, APRIL 2004 Mechanical in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The former is a pure tension test, while the latter is a single of thin polysilicon films in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) (see, e.g., [1], [2]) requires

  5. Mines and Quarries: The Coal Mines (Firedamp Drainage) Regulations, 1960 

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    Wood, Richard

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    These regulations, which are made by the Minister of Power under section 141 of the Mines and Quarries Act, 1954, apply to the collecting of firedamp in coal mines before it has been diluted by any ventilation therein and its safe disposal (this...

  6. November 2012 SOCIETY for MINING, METALLURGY, and

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    November 2012 2013-2014 SOCIETY for MINING, METALLURGY, and EXPLORATION (SME) Colorado Section goals (mining/civil/environmental engineering, metallurgy, economic geology, geochemistry

  7. Minerals and Mining Program (South Dakota)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Minerals and Mining Program has the authority to oversee mining activities in the state and issue regulations pertaining to the permitting and environmental impact mitigation of, and...

  8. Mineralogical transformations controlling acid mine drainage...

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    Mineralogical transformations controlling acid mine drainage chemistry. Mineralogical transformations controlling acid mine drainage chemistry. Abstract: The role of Fe(III)...

  9. Arkansas Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act (Arkansas)

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    The Arkansas Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act authorizes the state to develop, adopt, issue and amend rules and regulations pertaining to surface coal mining and reclamation operations. These...

  10. Integrated superhard and metallic coatings for MEMS : LDRD 57300 final report.

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    de Boer, Maarten Pieter; Maboudian, Roya (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.)

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two major research areas pertinent to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) materials and material surfaces were explored and developed in this 5-year PECASE LDRD project carried out by Professor Roya Maboudian and her collaborators at the University of California at Berkeley. In the first research area, polycrystalline silicon carbide (poly-SiC) was developed as a structural material for MEMS. This material is potentially interesting for MEMS because compared to polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon), the structural material in Sandia National Laboratories' SUMMiTV process, it may exhibit high wear resistance, high temperature operation and a high Young's modulus to density ratio. Each of these characteristics may extend the usefulness of MEMS in Sandia National Laboratories' applications. For example, using polycrystalline silicon, wear is an important issue in microengines, temperature degradation is of concern in thermal actuators and the characteristics of resonators can be extended with the same lithography technology. Two methods of depositing poly-SiC from a 1,3-disilabutane source at 650 C to 800 C by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) were demonstrated. These include a blanket method in which the material is made entirely out of poly-SiC and a method to coat previously released and fabricated polysilicon MEMS. This deposition method is much simpler to use than previous methods such as high temperature LPCVD and atmospheric CVD. Other major processing issues that were surmounted in this LDRD with the poly-SiC film include etching, doping, and residual strain control. SiC is inert and as such is notoriously difficult to etch. Here, an HBr-based chemistry was demonstrated for the first time to make highly selective etching of SiC at high etch rates. Nitrogen was incorporated from an NH3 gas source, resulting in high conductivity films. Residual strain and strain gradient were shown to depend on deposition parameters, and can be made negative or positive. The tribology of poly-SiC was also investigated. Much improved release stiction and in-use stiction performance relative to polysilicon MEMS was found. Furthermore, wear of poly-SiC-coated MEMS was much reduced relative to uncoated polysilicon MEMS. A prototype baseline process flow now exists to produce poly-SiC in the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator (BSAC) facility. In the second project, galvanic deposition of metals onto polysilicon surfaces has been developed. The possible applications include reflective and optical coatings for optical MEMS, microswitches and microrelays for radio frequency MEMS and catalytic surfaces for microchemical reactors. In contrast to electroless deposition, galvanic displacement deposition requires no prior activation of the surface and is truly selective to silicon surfaces. This approach was used to deposit copper, gold and rhodium onto polysilicon MEMS. A method to study the adhesion of these metals to polysilicon was developed. It was also shown that the surfaces could be rendered hydrophobic by applying thiol-based self-assembled monolayers. This procedure also lowered their surface energy to {approx}3 {micro}J/m{sup 2}, consistent with monolayer-coated polysilicon MEMS.

  11. Hydraulic mining method

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    Huffman, Lester H. (Kent, WA); Knoke, Gerald S. (Kent, WA)

    1985-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of hydraulically mining an underground pitched mineral vein comprising drilling a vertical borehole through the earth's lithosphere into the vein and drilling a slant borehole along the footwall of the vein to intersect the vertical borehole. Material is removed from the mineral vein by directing a high pressure water jet thereagainst. The resulting slurry of mineral fragments and water flows along the slant borehole into the lower end of the vertical borehole from where it is pumped upwardly through the vertical borehole to the surface.

  12. Solar for Mining Hugh Rudnick

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad CatĂłlica de Chile)

    the storage requirement to increase its participation worldwide #12;Solar Energy in Mining · Electrical Energy footprint · Electrowinning Heating on electrowinning process · Non-Metallic Mining Heating on nitrate Desalinization process Pumping Water treatment · Heating Water heating Space heating Space cooling #12;Ref

  13. Data Mining Tools Irfan Altas

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    Turlach, Berwin A.

    Data Mining Tools Irfan Altas School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga discuss several scalable and parallel discovery and predictive data mining tools. They successfully address many of the computational challenges associated with the analy­ sis of data sets with millions

  14. Web Mining for Hyperlinked Communities

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    Hu, Wen-Chen

    Web Mining for Hyperlinked Communities Gary William Flake flake@research.nj.nec.com NEC Research Institute #12;Motivation for Web Mining More than 1B web pages and 20TB of raw data. Even more content will always be disorganized (or at best self-organized). In the future, everything will be on the web

  15. Patterning of nanocrystalline diamond films for diamond microstructures useful in MEMS and other devices

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    Gruen, Dieter M. (Downers Grove, IL); Busmann, Hans-Gerd (Bremen, DE); Meyer, Eva-Maria (Bremen, DE); Auciello, Orlando (Bolingbrook, IL); Krauss, Alan R. (late of Naperville, IL); Krauss, Julie R. (Naperville, IL)

    2004-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    MEMS structure and a method of fabricating them from ultrananocrystalline diamond films having average grain sizes of less than about 10 nm and feature resolution of less than about one micron . The MEMS structures are made by contacting carbon dimer species with an oxide substrate forming a carbide layer on the surface onto which ultrananocrystalline diamond having average grain sizes of less than about 10 nm is deposited. Thereafter, microfabrication process are used to form a structure of predetermined shape having a feature resolution of less than about one micron.

  16. Black Thunder Coal Mine and Los Alamos National Laboratory experimental study of seismic energy generated by large scale mine blasting

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    Martin, R.L.; Gross, D. [Thunder Basin Coal Co., Wright, WY (United States); Pearson, D.C.; Stump, B.W. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Anderson, D.P. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In an attempt to better understand the impact that large mining shots will have on verifying compliance with the international, worldwide, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT, no nuclear explosion tests), a series of seismic and videographic experiments has been conducted during the past two years at the Black Thunder Coal Mine. Personnel from the mine and Los Alamos National Laboratory have cooperated closely to design and perform experiments to produce results with mutual benefit to both organizations. This paper summarizes the activities, highlighting the unique results of each. Topics which were covered in these experiments include: (1) synthesis of seismic, videographic, acoustic, and computer modeling data to improve understanding of shot performance and phenomenology; (2) development of computer generated visualizations of observed blasting techniques; (3) documentation of azimuthal variations in radiation of seismic energy from overburden casting shots; (4) identification of, as yet unexplained, out of sequence, simultaneous detonation in some shots using seismic and videographic techniques; (5) comparison of local (0.1 to 15 kilometer range) and regional (100 to 2,000 kilometer range) seismic measurements leading to determine of the relationship between local and regional seismic amplitude to explosive yield for overburden cast, coal bulking and single fired explosions; and (6) determination of the types of mining shots triggering the prototype International Monitoring System for the CTBT.

  17. School of Mines Graduate Bulletin

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    of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 International Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Registrar's Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Student Life at CSM

  18. School of Mines Graduate Bulletin

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    of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 International Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Registrar's Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Summer Courses for New

  19. School of Mines Graduate Bulletin

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    of International Programs .........................15 Office of Technology Transfer ............................15 .........................................................5 International Student Services .............................5 INTERLINK Language Center (ESL .................................9 Health Record and Additional Steps ....................9 International Students

  20. School of Mines Graduate Bulletin

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 International Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 INTERLINK Language Center (ESL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Health Record and Additional Steps . . . . . . . . . . . 12 International Students

  1. School of Mines Graduate Bulletin

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 International Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Health Record and Additional Steps . . . . . . . . . . . 12 International Students

  2. From Data Mining to Knowledge Mining Kenneth A. Kaufman and Ryszard S. Michalski

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    From Data Mining to Knowledge Mining Kenneth A. Kaufman and Ryszard S. Michalski ABSTRACT In view learning, statistical data analysis, data mining, text mining, data visualization, pattern recognition, etc for an emerging research direction, called knowledge mining, by which we mean the derivation of high

  3. NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF MINES STATE BUREAU OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES

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    Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus

    NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF MINES STATE BUREAU OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES BULLETIN 13 FRONTISPIECE PIT AT HARDING MINE (To left of dump) DUMP AT HARDING MINE (To right of pit) #12;NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF MINES STATE and Economic Features of the Pegmatites of Taos and Rio Arriba Counties, New Mexico By EVAN JUST SOCORRO, N. M

  4. Use Matlab Code to Link and Pilot Softwares Used for MEMS Simulation.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Use Matlab Code to Link and Pilot Softwares Used for MEMS Simulation. H. ACHKAR1 , D. PEYROU1 , F. Then, an explication is done on how we piloted ABAQUS using a Matlab routine. In a third and very on piloting software using Matlab, especially Abaqus (COMSOL is already piloted by Matlab and we are trying

  5. TiN for MEMS hotplate heaters J.F. Creemer1

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    Technische Universiteit Delft

    TiN for MEMS hotplate heaters J.F. Creemer1 , P.M. Sarro2 , M. Laros2 , H. Schellevis2 , L, DIMES, ECTM, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands. Summary: Low-stress TiN has been investigated is required to protect the TiN against oxidation. Keywords: TiN thin films, micro heater, hot plate 1

  6. Calibration of an interfacial force microscope for MEMS metrology : FY08-09 activities.

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    Houston, Jack E.; Baker, Michael Sean; Crowson, Douglas A.; Mitchell, John Anthony; Moore, Nathan W.

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Progress in MEMS fabrication has enabled a wide variety of force and displacement sensing devices to be constructed. One device under intense development at Sandia is a passive shock switch, described elsewhere (Mitchell 2008). A goal of all MEMS devices, including the shock switch, is to achieve a high degree of reliability. This, in turn, requires systematic methods for validating device performance during each iteration of design. Once a design is finalized, suitable tools are needed to provide quality assurance for manufactured devices. To ensure device performance, measurements on these devices must be traceable to NIST standards. In addition, accurate metrology of MEMS components is needed to validate mechanical models that are used to design devices to accelerate development and meet emerging needs. Progress towards a NIST-traceable calibration method is described for a next-generation, 2D Interfacial Force Microscope (IFM) for applications in MEMS metrology and qualification. Discussed are the results of screening several suitable calibration methods and the known sources of uncertainty in each method.

  7. The application of nanosecond-pulsed laser welding technology in MEMS packaging with a shadow mask$

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    Lin, Liwei

    The application of nanosecond-pulsed laser welding technology in MEMS packaging with a shadow mask wiring is not pre- ferred. A comprehensive review on laser welding was given in [6]. The laser welding of laser welding is to create the liquid pool by absorption of incident radiation, allow it to grow

  8. 3C-SiC Films on Si for MEMS Applications: Mechanical Properties , G. Kravchenko2

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    diamond tip. These results indicate that polycrystalline SiC thin films are attractive for MEMS. In addition, poly-crystalline 3C- SiC was also grown on (100)Si so that a comparison with monocrystaline 3C-SiC, also grown on (100)Si, could be made. The mechanical properties of single crystal and polycrystalline 3

  9. Grafting odorant binding proteins on diamond bio-MEMS R. Manai a,

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . Beside, cantilevers based on polycrystalline diamond surfaces are very promising as chemical transducers. Here two methods were investigated for chemically grafting porcine OBPs onto polycrystalline diamond1 Grafting odorant binding proteins on diamond bio-MEMS R. Manai a, *, E. Scorsone a , L. Rousseau

  10. Building a DBMS on top of the JuxMem Grid Data-Sharing Service

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    Building a DBMS on top of the JuxMem Grid Data-Sharing Service Abdullah Almousa Almaksour , Gabriel.antoniu@irisa.fr Abstract-- We claim that building a distributed DBMS on top of a general-purpose grid data-sharing service propose consists in providing the DBMS with a transparent, persistent and fault-tolerant access

  11. 4096-element continuous face-sheet MEMS deformable mirror for high-contrast imaging

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    structural support on electrical interconnections. Eight high-density flex cables connect the DM to the drive systems MEMS deformable mirror, fabricated using polysilicon surface micromachining manufacturing that is electrically isolated from the electrodes and maintained at a ground potential. The actuators are arranged

  12. Self-Assembly Techniques for Massively Parallel Packaging of MEMS Devices

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    Self-Assembly Techniques for Massively Parallel Packaging of MEMS Devices Jiandong Fang-1346, or to the author. Signature Date July 31, 2006 #12;#12;University of Washington Abstract Self-Assembly Techniques. B¨ohringer Electrical Engineering This dissertation investigates applications of self-assembly

  13. IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, VOL. 24, NO. 4, APRIL 2003 227 RF MEMS Switches Fabricated on

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    Cetiner, Bedri A.

    with superior performance over con- ventional semiconductor devices [4]­[7]. Typically, RF MEMS switches-resistivity silicon wafers, gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafers, and quartz substrates using semiconductor Manuscript and surface planarization of wide metal lines prior to deposition of a metal membrane bridge, which poses

  14. Bio-inspired MEMS Pressure and Flow Sensors for Underwater Navigation and Object Imaging "

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    for artificial lateral line applications," Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 2011 the biological neuromasts on the body of many fish. For instance, the blind cave fish, Astyanax mexicanus Kayak Testing: Commercial vs. MEMS Pitching Test Power Spectrum of Pitching Test A photograph of blind

  15. MEMS-based fuel cells with integrated catalytic fuel processor and method thereof

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    Jankowski, Alan F. (Livermore, CA); Morse, Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA); Upadhye, Ravindra S. (Pleasanton, CA); Havstad, Mark A. (Davis, CA)

    2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Described herein is a means to incorporate catalytic materials into the fuel flow field structures of MEMS-based fuel cells, which enable catalytic reforming of a hydrocarbon based fuel, such as methane, methanol, or butane. Methods of fabrication are also disclosed.

  16. Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports

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    Bowers, John

    Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports Shifu Yuan/drop ports. © 2007 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (060.2330) Fiber optics communications; (060 multi-port wavelength selective switches using liquid crystal devices. Micro-Electro-Mechanical System

  17. Stresa, Italy, 26-28 April 2006 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MEMS-BASED MICRO FUEL CELLS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    cell achieved a maximum power density of 58 mW cm-2 at room temperature with hydrogen as fuel. 1Stresa, Italy, 26-28 April 2006 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MEMS-BASED MICRO FUEL CELLS Tristan Pichonat ABSTRACT Micro fuel cells (µ-FC) represent promising power sources for portable applications. Today, one

  18. Mining and Reclamation Technology Symposium

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    None Available

    1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mining and Reclamation Technology Symposium was commissioned by the Mountaintop Removal Mining/Valley Fill Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Interagency Steering Committee as an educational forum for the members of the regulatory community who will participate in the development of the EIS. The Steering Committee sought a balanced audience to ensure the input to the regulatory community reflected the range of perspectives on this complicated and emotional issue. The focus of this symposium is on mining and reclamation technology alternatives, which is one of eleven topics scheduled for review to support development of the EIS. Others include hydrologic, environmental, ecological, and socio-economic issues.

  19. Iowa State Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute

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    Not Available

    1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This final report describes the activities of the Iowa State Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute (ISMMRRI) at Iowa State University for the period July 1, 1989, to June 30, 1990. Activities include research in mining- and mineral-related areas, education and training of scientists and engineers in these fields, administration of the Institute, and cooperative interactions with industry, government agencies, and other research centers. During this period, ISMMRRI has supported research efforts to: (1) Investigate methods of leaching zinc from sphalerite-containing ores. (2) Study the geochemistry and geology of an Archean gold deposit and of a gold-telluride deposit. (3) Enchance how-quality aggregates for use in construction. (4) Pre-clean coal by triboelectric charging in a fluidized-bed. (5) Characterize the crystal/grain alignment during processing of yttrium-barium-copper-perovskite (1-2-3) superconductors. (5) Study the fluid inclusion properties of a fluorite district. (6) Study the impacts of surface mining on community planning. (7) Assess the hydrophobicity of coal and pyrite for beneficiation. (8) Investigate the use of photoacoustic absorption spectroscopy for monitoring unburnt carbon in the exhaust gas from coal-fired boilers. The education and training program continued within the interdepartmental graduate minor in mineral resources includes courses in such areas as mining methods, mineral processing, industrial minerals, extractive metallurgy, coal science and technology, and reclamation of mined land. In addition, ISMMRRI hosted the 3rd International Conference on Processing and Utilization of High-Sulfur Coals in Ames, Iowa. The Institute continues to interact with industry in order to foster increased cooperation between academia and the mining and mineral community.

  20. abandoned mined lands: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Mines Using Coal Combustion By-Products Engineering Websites Summary: subject headings: Remedial action; Acid mine water; Mines; Coals; Recycling; Maryland; Fly ashRemediation of...

  1. abandoned mined land: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Mines Using Coal Combustion By-Products Engineering Websites Summary: subject headings: Remedial action; Acid mine water; Mines; Coals; Recycling; Maryland; Fly ashRemediation of...

  2. abandoned mining land: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Mines Using Coal Combustion By-Products Engineering Websites Summary: subject headings: Remedial action; Acid mine water; Mines; Coals; Recycling; Maryland; Fly ashRemediation of...

  3. advance mining: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Mines Using Coal Combustion By-Products Engineering Websites Summary: subject headings: Remedial action; Acid mine water; Mines; Coals; Recycling; Maryland; Fly ashRemediation of...

  4. Surface Coal Mining Law (Missouri)

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    This law aims to provide for the regulation of coal mining in order to minimize or prevent its adverse effects, protect the environment to the extent possible, protect landowner rights, and...

  5. Coal Mining Reclamation (North Dakota)

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    The Reclamation Division of the Public Service Commission is tasked with administering the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation. Specific regulations can be found in article 69-05.2 of...

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - anthracite mines mines Sample Search Results

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    of Land Management over Endangered Species Act violations connected to Grand Canyon uranium mining... of the Arizona 1 uranium mine, located just north of Grand Canyon...

  7. ITP Mining: Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining...

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    with which human civilizations have been built. The United States Department of Energy and the National Mining Association are working in partnership to implement the Mining...

  8. 1352 JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 19, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2010 Parylene-Based Electrochemical-MEMS Transducers

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    Meng, Ellis

    on a microelectromechanical systems scanning mirror Wibool Piyawattanametha,1,2 Eric D. Cocker,1 Laurie D. Burns,1 Robert P. J on a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) laser-scanning mirror. The microscope has a focusing motor and a micro

  9. The pitting behavior of structural electrodeposits used in MEMS applications.

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    Wall, Frederick Douglas; Serna, Lysle M.; Martinez, Michael A.

    2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LIGA is an acronym for the German terms Lithographie, Galvanoformung, Abformung, which describe a microfabrication process for high aspect ratio, structural parts based on electrodeposition of a metal into a poly-methyl-methacrylate (PMMA) mold. LIGA produced parts have very high dimensional tolerances (on the order of a micron) and can vary in size from microns to centimeters. These properties make LIGA parts ideal for incorporation into MEMS devices or for other applications where strict tolerances must be met; however, functionality of the parts can only be maintained if they remain dimensionally stable throughout their lifetime. It follows that any form of corrosion attack (e.g., uniform dissolution, localized pitting, environmental cracking, etc.) cannot be tolerated. This presentation focuses on the pitting behavior of Ni electrodeposits, specifically addressing the influence of the following: grain structure, alloy composition, impurities, plating conditions, post plating processing (including chemical and thermal treatment), galvanic interactions and environment (aqueous vs. atmospheric). A small subset of these results is summarized. A typical LIGA part is shown in Figure 1. Due to the small size scale, electrochemical testing was performed using a capillary based test system. Although very small test areas can be probed with this system (e.g., Figure 2), typically capillaries on the order of 80 to 90 ?m's were used in the testing. All LIGA parts tested in the as-received condition had better pitting resistance than the high purity wrought Ni material used as a control. In the case of LIGA-Ni and LIGA-Ni-Mn, no detrimental effects were observed due to aging at 700C. Ni-S (approximately 500 ppm S), showed good as-received pitting behavior but decreased pitting resistance with thermal aging. Aged Ni-S showed dramatic increases in grain size (from single {micro}m's to 100's of {micro}m's), and significant segregation of S to the boundaries. The capillary test cell was used to measure pitting potentials at the boundaries and within grains (Figure 3) with the results clearly showing the lowered pit resistance being due to the S-rich boundaries. It is believed that the process used to release the LIGA parts from the Cu substrate acts as a pickling agent for the LIGA parts, resulting in removal of surface impurities and detrimental alloying additions. EIS data from freshly polished samples exposed to the release bath support this hypothesis; RP values for all LIGA materials and for wrought Ni, continuously increase during exposure. Mechanical polishing of LIGA parts prior to electrochemical testing consistently resulted in lowering the pitting potentials to a range bounded by Ni 201 and high purity Ni. The as-received vs. polished behavior also effects the galvanic interactions with noble metals. When as-produced material is coupled to Au, initially the LIGA material acts as the cathode, though eventually the behavior switches such that the LIGA becomes the anode. Overall, the LIGA produced Ni and Ni alloys examined in this work demonstrated pitting behavior similar to wrought Ni, only showing reduced resistance when specific metallurgical and environmental conditions were met.

  10. Survey of nine surface mines in North America. [Nine different mines in USA and Canada

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    Hayes, L.G.; Brackett, R.D.; Floyd, F.D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the information gathered by three mining engineers in a 1980 survey of nine surface mines in the United States and Canada. The mines visited included seven coal mines, one copper mine, and one tar sands mine selected as representative of present state of the art in open pit, strip, and terrace pit mining. The purpose of the survey was to investigate mining methods, equipment requirements, operating costs, reclamation procedures and costs, and other aspects of current surface mining practices in order to acquire basic data for a study comparing conventional and terrace pit mining methods, particularly in deeper overburdens. The survey was conducted as part of a project under DOE Contract No. DE-AC01-79ET10023 titled The Development of Optimal Terrace Pit Coal Mining Systems.

  11. Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu/~mem4/

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    land- use costs and low nuclear materials risks. With a sustained and strong international research present in every ton of water yields an energy-equivalent of more than 400 tons of oil. The challenge attractive. The most successful approach to date uses strong magnetic fields to create a toroidal magnetic

  12. COST AND SCHEDULE FOR DRILLING AND MINING UNDERGROUND TEST FACILITIES

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    Lamb, D.W.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SHAFT SINKING IN-MINE DRILLiNG NEW MINE - 1500 M SURFACEORILUNG SHAFT SINKiNG FACIUTY DEVELOPMENT IN-MINE DRILLINGSURFACE DRILLING FACIUTY DEVELOPMENT IN-MINE DRILLING ~~NGM!

  13. AS A MINING ENGINEER Mining provides the raw materials and energy resources needed to sustain modern civilization. Mining Engineers

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    Simons, Jack

    AS A MINING ENGINEER Mining provides the raw materials and energy resources needed to sustain modern civilization. Mining Engineers are trained to determine the safest most sustainable way to remove for energy and mineral resources. The average American consumes approximately 45,000 pounds of minerals

  14. Spatial Data Mining, Michael May, Fraunhofer AIS 1 Spatial Data Mining for Customer

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    Morik, Katharina

    Spatial Data Mining, Michael May, Fraunhofer AIS 1 Spatial Data Mining for Customer Segmentation Intelligente Systeme #12;Spatial Data Mining, Michael May, Fraunhofer AIS 2 Introduction: a classic example? A good representation is the key to solving a problem Disease cluster #12;Spatial Data Mining, Michael

  15. LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas & Mining Environmental Law I and

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    Evans, Paul

    provide the arena in which the petroleum and mining conduct their operations, including the specific

  16. 8/19/2002 Data Mining: Foundation, Techniques and Applications 1 Data Mining: Foundation,

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    Tung, Anthony Kum Hoe

    8/19/2002 Data Mining: Foundation, Techniques and Applications 1 Data Mining: Foundation;12/3/2007 Data Mining: Foundation, Techniques and Applications 2 Outline Introduction Foundation Graph Similarity for Keyword Search #12;12/3/2007 Data Mining: Foundation, Techniques and Applications 3 Graph, Graph

  17. Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 1999-2000 1 School of Mines

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    Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 1999-2000 1 Colorado School of Mines 1999-2000 Graduate Bulletin #12;2 Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 1999-2000 To CSM Graduate Students This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please save it. Published by Colorado School of Mines

  18. Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 2001-2002 1 School of Mines

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    Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 2001-2002 1 Colorado School of Mines 2001-2002 Graduate Bulletin #12;2 Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 2001-2002 To CSM Graduate Students This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please save it. Published by Colorado School of Mines

  19. "MINE YOUR OWN BUSINESS": USING PROCESS MINING TO TURN BIG DATA INTO REAL VALUE

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    van der Aalst, Wil

    "MINE YOUR OWN BUSINESS": USING PROCESS MINING TO TURN BIG DATA INTO REAL VALUE Van der Aalst, Wil is to turn event data into valuable insights. Only process mining techniques directly relate event data-oriented analysis techniques (e.g., data mining and machines learning) typically focus on simple classification

  20. NU-MineBench: Understanding the Performance and Scalability Characteristics of Data Mining Algorithms

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    Choudhary, Alok

    NU-MineBench: Understanding the Performance and Scalability Characteristics of Data Mining Clara. CA - 95052 pradeep.dubey@intel.com Abstract Data mining has become one of the most essential and distributed systems have provided abundant venues for improving the performance of data mining algorithms

  1. Data Analysis and Mining at NERSC

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    Mining Data Analysis and Mining microCTdani.jpg Data analysis techniques include post-processing (e.g., data statistics) of experimental datasets andor simulation output, as well...

  2. South Carolina Mining Act (South Carolina)

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    The South Carolina Mining Act seeks to offer the greatest practical degree of protection and restoration to usefulness, productivity, and scenic values of all SC lands and waters involved in mining...

  3. Oil, Gas, and Mining Leases (Nebraska)

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    This section contains rules on oil, gas, and mining leases, and grants authority to the State of Nebraska and local governments to issue leases for oil and gas mining and exploration on their lands.

  4. MEMS Hotplates with TiN as a Heater Material J.F. Creemer1

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    Technische Universiteit Delft

    MEMS Hotplates with TiN as a Heater Material J.F. Creemer1 , W. van der Vlist2 , C.R. de Boer2 , H investigated as a heater material for hotplates and microreactors. TiN is CMOS compatible, and has a higher melting point (2950 şC) than conventional heaters of Pt and poly-Si. For the first time, TiN is tested

  5. The Sandia MEMS Passive Shock Sensor : FY08 testing for functionality, model validation, and technology readiness.

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Blecke, Jill; Baker, Michael Sean; Clemens, Rebecca C.; Mitchell, John Anthony; Brake, Matthew Robert; Epp, David S.; Wittwer, Jonathan W.

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the functional, model validation, and technology readiness testing of the Sandia MEMS Passive Shock Sensor in FY08. Functional testing of a large number of revision 4 parts showed robust and consistent performance. Model validation testing helped tune the models to match data well and identified several areas for future investigation related to high frequency sensitivity and thermal effects. Finally, technology readiness testing demonstrated the integrated elements of the sensor under realistic environments.

  6. Solution-verified reliability analysis and design of bistable MEMS using error estimation and adaptivity.

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    Eldred, Michael Scott; Subia, Samuel Ramirez; Neckels, David; Hopkins, Matthew Morgan; Notz, Patrick K.; Adams, Brian M.; Carnes, Brian; Wittwer, Jonathan W.; Bichon, Barron J.; Copps, Kevin D.

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results for an FY06 ASC Algorithms Level 2 milestone combining error estimation and adaptivity, uncertainty quantification, and probabilistic design capabilities applied to the analysis and design of bistable MEMS. Through the use of error estimation and adaptive mesh refinement, solution verification can be performed in an automated and parameter-adaptive manner. The resulting uncertainty analysis and probabilistic design studies are shown to be more accurate, efficient, reliable, and convenient.

  7. 2008 Underground/Longwall Mining Buyer's Guide

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    NONE

    2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide lists US companies supplying equipment and services to mines. An index by product category is included.

  8. 2009 underground/longwall mining buyer's guide

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    NONE

    2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide lists US companies supplying equipment and services to underground mining operations. An index by product category is included.

  9. MEMS Lubrication by In-Situ Tribochemical Reactions From the Vapor Phase.

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    Dugger, Michael T.; Asay, David B.; Kim, Seong H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vapor Phase Lubrication (VPL) of silicon surfaces with pentanol has been demonstrated. Two potential show stoppers with respect to application of this approach to real MEMS devices have been investigated. Water vapor was found to reduce the effectiveness of VPL with alcohol for a given alcohol concentration, but the basic reaction mechanism observed in water-free environments is still active, and devices operated much longer in mixed alcohol and water vapor environments than with chemisorbed monolayer lubricants alone. Complex MEMS gear trains were successfully lubricated with alcohol vapors, resulting in a factor of 104 improvement in operating life without failure. Complex devices could be made to fail if operated at much higher frequencies than previously used, and there is some evidence that the observed failure is due to accumulation of reaction products at deeply buried interfaces. However, if hypothetical reaction mechanisms involving heated surfaces are valid, then the failures observed at high frequency may not be relevant to operation at normal frequencies. Therefore, this work demonstrates that VPL is a viable approach for complex MEMS devices in conventional packages. Further study of the VPL reaction mechanisms are recommended so that the vapor composition may be optimized for low friction and for different substrate materials with potential application to conventionally fabricated, metal alloy parts in weapons systems. Reaction kinetics should be studied to define effective lubrication regimes as a function of the partial pressure of the vapor phase constituent, interfacial shear rate, substrate composition, and temperature.

  10. Ultra-lightweight telescope with MEMS adaptive optic for distortion correction.

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    Spahn, Olga Blum; Cowan, William D.; Shaw, Michael J.; Adams, David Price; Sweatt, William C.; Dagel, Daryl James; Grine, Alejandro J.; Mani, Seethambal S.; Resnick, Paul James; Gass, Fawn Renee; Grossetete, Grant David

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent world events have underscored the need for a satellite based persistent global surveillance capability. To be useful, the satellite must be able to continuously monitor objects the size of a person anywhere on the globe and do so at a low cost. One way to satisfy these requirements involves a constellation of satellites in low earth orbit capable of resolving a spot on the order of 20 cm. To reduce cost of deployment, such a system must be dramatically lighter than a traditional satellite surveillance system with a high spatial resolution. The key to meeting this requirement is a lightweight optics system with a deformable primary and secondary mirrors and an adaptive optic subsystem correction of wavefront distortion. This proposal is concerned with development of MEMS micromirrors for correction of aberrations in the primary mirror and improvement of image quality, thus reducing the optical requirements on the deployable mirrors. To meet this challenge, MEMS micromirrors must meet stringent criteria on their performance in terms of flatness, roughness and resolution of position. Using Sandia's SUMMIT foundry which provides the world's most sophisticated surface MEMS technology as well as novel designs optimized by finite element analysis will meet severe requirements on mirror travel range and accuracy.

  11. Dawdon Mine Water Heat Pump Trial

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    14-Dec-12 Dawdon Mine Water Heat Pump Trial #12;14 December 2012 2 Potential for Mine Water sourced heating Dawdon heat pump trial A demonstration project Contents #12;Friday, 14 December 2012 3 The UK salinity High Iron (removed by lime treatment) Offices , 8 rooms #12;Dawdon heat pump Warm mine water

  12. SPATIAL DATA MINING IMPLEMENTATION Alternatives and perfermances

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    Zeitouni, Karine

    SPATIAL DATA MINING IMPLEMENTATION Alternatives and perfermances NADJIM CHELGHOUM, KARINE ZEITOUNI Abstract: Spatial data mining requires the analysis of the interactions in space. These interactions can be materialized using distance tables, reducing spatial data mining to multi-table analysis. However, conventional

  13. Mining Binary Expressions: Applications and Toon Calders

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    Antwerpen, Universiteit

    ,pareda}@uia.ua.ac.be Technical report TR0008, June 2000 Abstract In data mining, searching for frequent patterns is a common exponentially large, we use data mining techniques to avoid expo- nential execution times. We present results of the number of partial orders 22 B Example run of the algorithm 24 2 #12;1 Introduction In data mining

  14. Massively Parallel Data Mining Using Reconfigurable Hardware

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    Chamberlain, Roger

    ]. The basic idea is to decompose the data mining oper- ation into two components. The low-level componentMassively Parallel Data Mining Using Reconfigurable Hardware: Approximate String Matching Qiong. Chamberlain, Ronald S. Indeck, Benjamin West, and Jason White, "Massively Parallel Data Mining Using

  15. ZART: A Multifunctional Itemset Mining Algorithm

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    Boyer, Edmond

    independent, multi-purposed data mining platform, incorporating a rich collection of data mining algorithms, allowing a number of auxiliary operations for preparing and filtering data, and, for interpreting in data mining today. Generating strong association rules from frequent itemsets often results in a huge

  16. Frontiers of biomedical text mining: current progress

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    Yu, Hong

    Frontiers of biomedical text mining: current progress Pierre Zweigenbaum, Dina Demner-Fushman, Hong of biomedical text mining continue to present interesting challenges and opportunities for great improvements and interesting research. In this article we review the current state of the art in biomedical text mining or `Bio

  17. "Dark Web: Exploring and Min-ing the Dark Side of the Web"

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    Michelsen, Claus

    in the internationally re- nowned Dark Web project will be reviewed, including: deep/dark web spider- ing (web sitesTitle: "Dark Web: Exploring and Min- ing the Dark Side of the Web" Speaker: Director, Prof will review the emerging research in Terrorism Informatics based on a web mining perspective. Recent progress

  18. AI en Data mining Van AI tot Data mining

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    Kosters, Walter

    een heel breed vakgebied, met onder andere: · robotica: Hoe programmeer je een robot? · data mining soort computerprogramma's doet mee in de jaarlijkse Loebner-contest. 6 #12;AI Robotica Een robot is een science fiction schrijver Isaac Asimov (auteur van "I, Robot") zijn de drie wetten van de robotica: 1. Een

  19. Frequency stabilization in nonlinear MEMS and NEMS oscillators

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    Lopez, Omar Daniel; Antonio, Dario

    2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    An illustrative system includes an amplifier operably connected to a phase shifter. The amplifier is configured to amplify a voltage from an oscillator. The phase shifter is operably connected to a driving amplitude control, wherein the phase shifter is configured to phase shift the amplified voltage and is configured to set an amplitude of the phase shifted voltage. The oscillator is operably connected to the driving amplitude control. The phase shifted voltage drives the oscillator. The oscillator is at an internal resonance condition, based at least on the amplitude of the phase shifted voltage, that stabilizes frequency oscillations in the oscillator.

  20. Modeled atmospheric radon concentrations from uranium mines

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    Droppo, J.G.

    1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uranium mining and milling operations result in the release of radon from numerous sources of various types and strengths. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act, is assessing the health impact of air emissions of radon from underground uranium mines. In this case, the radon emissions may impact workers and residents in the mine vicinity. To aid in this assessment, the EPA needs to know how mine releases can affect the radon concentrations at populated locations. To obtain this type of information, Pacific Northwest Laboratory used the radon emissions, release characteristics and local meterological conditions for a number of mines to model incremental radon concentrations. Long-term, average, incremental radon concentrations were computed based on the best available information on release rates, plume rise parameters, number and locations of vents, and local dispersion climatology. Calculations are made for a model mine, individual mines, and multiple mines. Our approach was to start with a general case and then consider specific cases for comparison. A model underground uranium mine was used to provide definition of the order of magnitude of typical impacts. Then computations were made for specific mines using the best mine-specific information available for each mine. These case study results are expressed as predicted incremental radon concentration contours plotted on maps with local population data from a previous study. Finally, the effect of possible overlap of radon releases from nearby mines was studied by calculating cumulative radon concentrations for multiple mines in a region with many mines. The dispersion model, modeling assumptions, data sources, computational procedures, and results are documented in this report. 7 refs., 27 figs., 18 tabs.

  1. Robot to the Mine Rescue

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    To increase the speed of rescue efforts, scientists and engineers at the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratories recently developed a new robot, called the Gemini-Scout Mine Rescue Robot, that quickly finds dangers and provides relief to trapped miners.

  2. Corner-cutting mining assembly

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    Bradley, J.A.

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention resulted from a contract with the United States Department of Energy and relates to a mining tool. More particularly, the invention relates to an assembly capable of drilling a hole having a square cross-sectional shape with radiused corners. In mining operations in which conventional auger-type drills are used to form a series of parallel, cylindrical holes in a coal seam, a large amount of coal remains in place in the seam because the shape of the holes leaves thick webs between the holes. A higher percentage of coal can be mined from a seam by a means capable of drilling holes having a substantially square cross section. It is an object of this invention to provide an improved mining apparatus by means of which the amount of coal recovered from a seam deposit can be increased. Another object of the invention is to provide a drilling assembly which cuts corners in a hole having a circular cross section. These objects and other advantages are attained by a preferred embodiment of the invention.

  3. Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques

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    Geldenhuys, Jaco

    1 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques (3rd ed.) -- Chapter 3 -- Jiawei Han, Micheline Kamber. All rights reserved. #12;2013/08/12 2 #12;33 Chapter 3: Data Preprocessing n Data Preprocessing: An Overview n Data Quality n Major Tasks in Data Preprocessing n Data Cleaning n Data Integration n Data

  4. Image Mining: Detecting Deforestation Patterns

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    Camara, Gilberto

    54 Chapter IV Image Mining: Detecting Deforestation Patterns Through Satellites Marcelino Pereira to analyze satellite images and extract knowledge from this kind of data. The Amazonia deforestation problem of change on deforested areas of Amazonia. The purpose of the authors is to present relevant technologies

  5. Speedy backfilling for old mines

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    Dyni, R.C. (Bureau of Mines, Philadelphia, PA (United States)); Burnett, M. (Burnett Associates, Inc., Farmingham, MA (United States))

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes pneumatic equipment that can help fill the underground voids left by abandoned coal mines that threaten nearly half a million acres of densely populated urban areas in the US alone. In 1910, when coal was king in northeastern Pennsylvania, engineers built a 600 ft cut-and-cover tunnel to transport coal from a mine entrance to a rail siding in the town of Vandling. In December 1992, engineers filled it up. The tunnel, known as the Hillside Coal and Iron Slope, had been well designed and constructed. Where it crossed under a main road, the roof was reinforced by three concrete columns--protection against loads from trolley cars whose rails shared the road. In October 1991, a hole opened up in one of the town's roads, and a subsidence complaint brought investigators from the US Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining (OSM) in Wilkes Barre, Pa. The tunnel, which passes directly underneath several of Vandling's residential streets as well as State Highway 171, was declared a potential hazard. The OSM engineers decided that complete backfilling was necessary to support the tunnel roof. After remediating the original subsidence hole, they contacted the US Bureau of Mines and offered the tunnel as a field demonstration site for two new pneumatic backfilling devices. The demonstration, a success, completely filled the tunnel in only 23 working days.

  6. Semi autonomous mine detection system

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    Douglas Few; Roelof Versteeg; Herman Herman

    2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CMMAD is a risk reduction effort for the AMDS program. As part of CMMAD, multiple instances of semi autonomous robotic mine detection systems were created. Each instance consists of a robotic vehicle equipped with sensors required for navigation and marking, a countermine sensors and a number of integrated software packages which provide for real time processing of the countermine sensor data as well as integrated control of the robotic vehicle, the sensor actuator and the sensor. These systems were used to investigate critical interest functions (CIF) related to countermine robotic systems. To address the autonomy CIF, the INL developed RIK was extended to allow for interaction with a mine sensor processing code (MSPC). In limited field testing this system performed well in detecting, marking and avoiding both AT and AP mines. Based on the results of the CMMAD investigation we conclude that autonomous robotic mine detection is feasible. In addition, CMMAD contributed critical technical advances with regard to sensing, data processing and sensor manipulation, which will advance the performance of future fieldable systems. As a result, no substantial technical barriers exist which preclude – from an autonomous robotic perspective – the rapid development and deployment of fieldable systems.

  7. Mine locations: Kazakhstan

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    Perry, Bradley A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Upon accepting this internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, I was excited but a bit nervous because I was placed into a field I knew nothing about and did not incorporate my mechanical engineering background. However, I stayed positive and realized that experience and education can come in many forms and that this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The EES-II Division (which stands for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics division) concentrates on several topics, including Nuclear Treaty Verification Seismology. The study of this is extremely important in order to monitor countries that have nuclear capability and make sure they follow the rules of the international comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty. Seismology is only one aspect of this monitoring and EES-II works diligently with many other groups here at Los Alamos and across the world.

  8. Mines in the Four Corners anticipate growth

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Productive mines in the southwest deplete reserves, while the government drags its heels on new power projects. Production in Arizona and New Mexico has fallen 18% over the last four years to 34.1 million tons. With Chevron Mining's McKinley mine rapidly depleting its reserves the industry will continue to contract. In the last three years at least three large mines in the Four Corners have terminated operations. Three others remain captive operations: BHP Billiton's San Juan Underground and Navajo Surface operations and Peabody Energy's Kayenta surface mine. In 2006 the Black Mesa mine stopped producing coal. These four mines are isolated from the national railways. Peabody's new El Segundo surface mine near Grants, NM is increasing production. If the planned $3 billion Desert Rock coal-fired power plant is built this will present a new market for the Navajo mine. The article gives details about the state of the aforementioned mines and of the new King II coal mine on the northern periphery of the San Juan basin and discusses the state of plans for the Desert Rock Energy Project. 5 photos.

  9. Longwall mining of thin seams

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    Curth, E A

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thin seam operations pose a challenge to the ingenuity of mining engineers to overcome the factor of human inconvenience in the restricted environment and associated high cost production. Surprisingly, low seam longwalls in the Federal Republic of Germany in an average thickness of 35 in. and dipping less than 18/sup 0/ come close to achieving the average production rate of all German longwall operations. They are all plow faces, and a consistent production of 3300 tons per day and a productivity of 40 tons per man shift are reported from one of the thin seam longwalls. These results were attained by reliable high-capacity equipment and roof support by shields that can be collapsed to as low as 22 inches. Maximum mining height for plow operated faces lies at 31.5 inches. Technology for mechanized mining of flat lying coalbeds less than 31.5 inches in thickness without rock cutting is not available, and firmness of coal, undulation of the strata, coalbed thickness variation, and the necessity of cutting rock, particularly through faults, set limits to plow application. The in-web shearer can be used in firm coal to a minimum mining height of 40 inches, and a daily production of 1650 to 2200 tons is reported from a longwall in the Saar district of Germany equipped with such a shearer and shields. Numerous in-web shearers are employed in the United Kingdom; reports as to their success are contradictory. Also, experience in the United States, though limited, has been negative. The steady increase in output from single drum shearer faces in Pennsylvania is a remarkable achievement, and occasional record breaking peaks in production indicate the potential of such mining. Technology development for the future is discussed.

  10. High-G testing of MEMS mechanical non-volatile memory and silicon re-entry switch.

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    Baker, Michael Sean; Pohl, Kenneth Roy

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two different Sandia MEMS devices have been tested in a high-g environment to determine their performance and survivability. The first test was performed using a drop-table to produce a peak acceleration load of 1792 g's over a period of 1.5 ms. For the second test the MEMS devices were assembled in a gun-fired penetrator and shot into a cement target at the Army Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg Mississippi. This test resulted in a peak acceleration of 7191 g's for a duration of 5.5 ms. The MEMS devices were instrumented using the MEMS Diagnostic Extraction System (MDES), which is capable of driving the devices and recording the device output data during the high-g event, providing in-flight data to assess the device performance. A total of six devices were monitored during the experiments, four mechanical non-volatile memory devices (MNVM) and two Silicon Reentry Switches (SiRES). All six devices functioned properly before, during, and after each high-g test without a single failure. This is the first known test under flight conditions of an active, powered MEMS device at Sandia.

  11. International journal of Rock Mechanics 81 Mining Sciences

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    2013-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 22, 2013 ... active waste [3—5], in situ coal gasi?cation I6], hydrocarbon operations .... energy conservation are discretized spatially on structured ortho- gonal grids ... allows the same data structure [such as connections between elements) ... where e is the number ofdiscretized regions, Q“ is the volume ofa discretized ...

  12. international journal of rock mechanics and mining sciences

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    Elsevier accepts video material and animation sequences to support and enhance ... Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their ...

  13. for International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences ...

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    2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    May 3, 2013 ... control hydrocarbon production [2,3]. This is also ..... meability field, chosen to be of fractal dimension D = 2.2, correlation length. 2 cm and ...

  14. WIRELESS MINE-WIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

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    Zvi H. Meiksin

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive mine-wide, two-way wireless voice and data communication system for the underground mining industry was developed. The system achieves energy savings through increased productivity and greater energy efficiency in meeting safety requirements within mines. The mine-wide system is comprised of two interfaced subsystems: a through-the-earth communications system and an in-mine communications system. The mine-wide system permits two-way communication among underground personnel and between underground and surface personnel. The system was designed, built, and commercialized. Several systems are in operation in underground mines in the United States. The use of these systems has proven they result in considerable energy savings. A system for tracking the location of vehicles and people within the mine was also developed, built and tested successfully. Transtek's systems are being used by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in their underground mine rescue team training program. This project also resulted in a spin-off rescue team lifeline and communications system. Furthermore, the project points the way to further developments that can lead to a GPS-like system for underground mines allowing the use of autonomous machines in underground mining operations, greatly reducing the amount of energy used in these operations. Some products developed under this program are transferable to applications in fields other than mining. The rescue team system is applicable to use by first responders to natural, accidental, or terrorist-caused building collapses. The in-mine communications system can be installed in high-rise buildings providing in-building communications to security and maintenance personnel as well as to first responders.

  15. SPICE Level 3 and BSIM3v3.1 characterization of monolithic integrated CMOS-MEMS devices

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    Staple, B.D.; Watts, H.A.; Dyck, C.; Griego, A.P.; Hewlett, F.W.; Smith, J.H.

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The monolithic integration of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) with the driving, controlling, and signal processing electronics promises to improve the performance of micromechanical devices as well as lower their manufacturing, packaging, and instrumentation costs. Key to this integration is the proper interleaving, combining, and customizing of the manufacturing processes to produce functional integrated micromechanical devices with electronics. The authors have developed a MEMS-first monolithic integrated process that first seals the micromechanical devices in a planarized trench and then builds the electronics in a conventional CMOS process. To date, most of the research published on this technology has focused on the performance characteristics of the mechanical portion of the devices, with little information on the attributes of the accompanying electronics. This work attempts to reduce this information void by presenting the results of SPICE Level 3 and BSIM3v3.1 model parameters extracted for the CMOS portion of the MEMS-first process. Transistor-level simulations of MOSFET current, capacitance, output resistance, and transconductance versus voltage using the extracted model parameters closely match the measured data. Moreover, in model validation efforts, circuit-level simulation values for the average gate propagation delay in a 101-stage ring oscillator are within 13--18% of the measured data. In general, the BSIM3v3.1 models provide improved accuracy over the SPICE Level 3 models. These results establish the following: (1) the MEMS-first approach produces functional CMOS devices integrated on a single chip with MEMS devices and (2) the devices manufactured in the approach have excellent transistor characteristics. Thus, the MEMS-first approach renders a solid technology foundation for customers designing in the technology.

  16. MEMS Switches Are XS in Size, XXL in Power | GE Global Research

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces and InterfacesAdministration -Lowell L. Wood,3,March 26,MEMS Switches Are XS

  17. Legacy of historic mining and water quality in a heavily mined Scottish river catchment 

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    Haunch, Simon

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Mine abandonment and the discharge of contaminated mine water is recognised globally as a major source of surface water and groundwater pollution. Contamination generally arises from the oxidation of sulphide minerals, ...

  18. Injury experience in stone mining, 1992

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    Not Available

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) informational report reviews in detail the occupational injury and illness experience of stone mining in the United States for 1992. Data reported by operators of mining establishments concerning work injuries are summarized by work location, accident classification, part of body injured, nature of injury, occupation, and principal type of mineral. Related information on employment, worktime, and operating activity also is presented. Data reported by independent contractors performing certain work at mining locations are depicted separately in this report. For ease of comparison with other metal and nonmetallic mineral mining industries and with coal mining, summary reference tabulations are included at the end of both the operator and the contractor sections of this report.

  19. Institut Mines-Tlcom EPOC : Energy Proportional

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    Lefèvre, Laurent

    ? ? Renewable energy #12;Institut Mines-Télécom29/11/13 Green@Days Lille 28-29 Novembre 2013 Problem 5 time Workload Renewable energy ? ? regular electric #12;Institut Mines-Télécom29/11/13 Green@Days Lille 28Institut Mines-Télécom EPOC : Energy Proportional and Opportunistic Computing system 1 Labex Comin

  20. Amnesty International

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    None

    2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Martin Ennals est secrétaire général d'Amnesty International et fait un discours sur les droits de l'homme

  1. Data Mining: Concepts and TechniquesFebruary 19, 2008 1 Data Mining

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    Raghavan, Vijay

    Data Mining: Concepts and TechniquesFebruary 19, 2008 1 Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques.cs.uiuc.edu/~hanj ©2006 Jiawei Han and Micheline Kamber, All rights reserved #12;Data Mining: Concepts and TechniquesFebruary 19, 2008 2 Chapter 2: Data Preprocessing Why preprocess the data? Descriptive data summarization

  2. Mercury Contamination from Hydraulic Placer-Gold Mining in the Dutch Flat Mining

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    179 Mercury Contamination from Hydraulic Placer-Gold Mining in the Dutch Flat Mining District, California By Michael P. Hunerlach, James J. Rytuba, and Charles N. Alpers ABSTRACT Mercury contamination mercury (quicksilver) was used extensively for the recovery of gold at both placer and hardrock mines

  3. Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Bulletin 2001-2002 1 School of Mines

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    Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Bulletin 2001-2002 1 Colorado School of Mines 2001 ­ 2002 Undergraduate Bulletin #12;2 Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Bulletin 2001-2002 To CSM Students This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please save it. Published by Colorado School

  4. Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Bulletin 1999-2000 1 School of Mines

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    Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Bulletin 1999-2000 1 Colorado School of Mines 1999-2000 Undergraduate Bulletin #12;2 Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Bulletin 1999-2000 To CSM Students This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please save it. Published by Colorado School

  5. THE IMPACT OF A URANIUM MINING SITE ON THE STREAM SEDIMENTS (CRUCEA MINE, ROMANIA)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    THE IMPACT OF A URANIUM MINING SITE ON THE STREAM SEDIMENTS (CRUCEA MINE, ROMANIA) Petrescu L. 1 , Bilal E. 2 , Iatan L.E. 1 1 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology et Geophysics, Department methods were used to evaluate the impact of uranium mine dumps on the stream sedi- ments from Crucea

  6. ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    COURSE GUIDE 2013 UTS: ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE w w w.eng.uts.edu.au #12;2 / ENGINEERING IN AUSTRALIA Internationally, Australian universities have a reputation for high quality research developed close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia. ENGINEERING IN SYDNEY

  7. Interstate Mining Compact Commission (multi-state)

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    The Interstate Mining Compact is a multi-state governmental agency / organization that represents the natural resource and related environmental protection interests of its member states. Currently...

  8. Software Escalation Prediction with Data Mining Tilmann Bruckhaus

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    Ling, Charles X.

    Software Escalation Prediction with Data Mining Tilmann Bruckhaus Customer Network Services Sun (EP) is to avoid such escalations from known product defects using data mining technology [1, 2 is then augmented within the SPSS Clementine data-mining

  9. International Journal of Geography and Geology, 2013, 2(1):1-13 THE REMOTE SENSING IMAGERY, NEW CHALLENGES FOR GEOLOGICAL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    International Journal of Geography and Geology, 2013, 2(1):1-13 1 THE REMOTE SENSING IMAGERY, NEW CHALLENGES FOR GEOLOGICAL AND MINING MAPPING IN THE WEST AFRICAN CRATON - THE EXAMPLE OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE Gbele of the evolution on the use of remote sensing imagery for geological and mining mapping in West Africa

  10. 2/3/2014 How much power from MEMS windmills? -Electronics Eetimes http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/en/how-much-power-from-mems-windmills-63.html?cmp_id=7&news_id=222919711 1/4

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    it is a general consideration that the efficiency of conversion from wind to electrical power increases the larger2/3/2014 How much power from MEMS windmills? - Electronics Eetimes http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/en/how-much-power Product Search EDN Europe Print | Send | RSS Feed 679 Subscribers Twitter 920 Followers Facebook 3381 Fans

  11. 3rd Int'l Workshop on Micro & Nano Tech. for Power Generation & Energy Conv. (PowerMEMS'03), Makuhari, Japan, 4-5 Dec. 2003. PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A MEMS STEAM TURBINE POWER PLANT-ON-A-CHIP

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    Frechette, Luc G.

    ), Makuhari, Japan, 4-5 Dec. 2003. 1 PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A MEMS STEAM TURBINE POWER PLANT-ON-A-CHIP Luc G-mail: lucf@alum.mit.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents the system-level and component design of a micro steam. The microfabricated device consists of a steam turbine that drives an integrated micropump and generator. Two

  12. Method of forming a package for MEMS-based fuel cell

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    Morse, Jeffrey D; Jankowski, Alan F

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A MEMS-based fuel cell package and method thereof is disclosed. The fuel cell package comprises seven layers: (1) a sub-package fuel reservoir interface layer, (2) an anode manifold support layer, (3) a fuel/anode manifold and resistive heater layer, (4) a Thick Film Microporous Flow Host Structure layer containing a fuel cell, (5) an air manifold layer, (6) a cathode manifold support structure layer, and (7) a cap. Fuel cell packages with more than one fuel cell are formed by positioning stacks of these layers in series and/or parallel. The fuel cell package materials such as a molded plastic or a ceramic green tape material can be patterned, aligned and stacked to form three dimensional microfluidic channels that provide electrical feedthroughs from various layers which are bonded together and mechanically support a MEMS-based miniature fuel cell. The package incorporates resistive heating elements to control the temperature of the fuel cell stack. The package is fired to form a bond between the layers and one or more microporous flow host structures containing fuel cells are inserted within the Thick Film Microporous Flow Host Structure layer of the package.

  13. Influence of Dzyaloshinshkii-Moriya interaction on quantum correlations in two qubit Werner states and MEMS

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    Kapil K. Sharma. S. N. Pandey

    2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we study the influence of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction on quantum correlations in two qubit Werner states and maximally entangled mixed states (MEMS). We consider our system as a closed system of a qubits pair and one auxiliary qubit which interact with any one of the qubit of the pair through DM interaction. We show that DM interaction, taken along any direction (x or y or z), does not affect two qubit Werner states. On the other hand the MEMS are affected by x and z components of DM interaction and remain unaffected by the y component. Further, we find that the state (i.e probability amplitude) of auxiliary qubit do not affect the quantum correlations in both the states, only DM interaction strength influences the quantum correlations. So one can avoid the intention to prepare the specific state of auxiliary qubit to manipulate the quantum correlations in both the states. We mention here that avoiding the preparation of state can contribute to cost reduction in quantum information processing. We also observe the phenomenon of entanglement sudden death in the present study.

  14. Dynamic pull-in of parallel plate and torsional electrostatic MEMS actuators.

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    Nielson, Gregory N.; Barbastathis, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)

    2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An analysis of the dynamic characteristics of pull-in for parallel-plate and torsional electrostatic actuators is presented. Traditionally, the analysis for pull-in has been done using quasi-static assumptions. However, it was recently shown experimentally that a step input can cause a decrease in the voltage required for pull-in to occur. We propose an energy-based solution for the step voltage required for pull-in that predicts the experimentally observed decrease in the pull-in voltage. We then use similar energy techniques to explore pull-in due to an actuation signal that is modulated depending on the sign of the velocity of the plate (i.e., modulated at the instantaneous mechanical resonant frequency). For this type of actuation signal, significant reductions in the pull-in voltage can theoretically be achieved without changing the stiffness of the structure. This analysis is significant to both parallel-plate and torsional electrostatic microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switching structures where a reduced operating voltage without sacrificing stiffness is desired, as well as electrostatic MEMS oscillators where pull-in due to dynamic effects needs to be avoided.

  15. A Robust MEMS Based Multi-Component Sensor for 3D Borehole Seismic Arrays

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    Paulsson Geophysical Services

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project was to develop, prototype and test a robust multi-component sensor that combines both Fiber Optic and MEMS technology for use in a borehole seismic array. The use such FOMEMS based sensors allows a dramatic increase in the number of sensors that can be deployed simultaneously in a borehole seismic array. Therefore, denser sampling of the seismic wave field can be afforded, which in turn allows us to efficiently and adequately sample P-wave as well as S-wave for high-resolution imaging purposes. Design, packaging and integration of the multi-component sensors and deployment system will target maximum operating temperature of 350-400 F and a maximum pressure of 15000-25000 psi, thus allowing operation under conditions encountered in deep gas reservoirs. This project aimed at using existing pieces of deployment technology as well as MEMS and fiber-optic technology. A sensor design and analysis study has been carried out and a laboratory prototype of an interrogator for a robust borehole seismic array system has been assembled and validated.

  16. Emissions and Durability of Underground Mining Diesel Particulate...

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

    and Durability of Underground Mining Diesel Particulate Filter Applications Emissions and Durability of Underground Mining Diesel Particulate Filter Applications Presentation given...

  17. COST AND SCHEDULE FOR DRILLING AND MINING UNDERGROUND TEST FACILITIES

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    Lamb, D.W.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waste Storage in Mined Caverns in Crystalline Rock, LBL-Waste Storage in Mined Caverns in Crystalline Rock, LBL-for additional shaft and cavern support and stabilization.

  18. Reclamation of Land Used for Mineral Mining (Virginia)

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    This legislation aims to provide for the rehabilitation and conservation of land affected by the mining of minerals through proper planning, proper use of appropriate methods of mining,...

  19. Mines Welcomes Middle School Students | Critical Materials Institute

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    of Science and Technology. The students spent the day at Mines to learn about Earth, energy, the environment, critical materials and mining. The students enjoyed a chemistry show...

  20. Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (Virginia)

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    This legislation implements the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and establishes a statewide regulatory program for reclamation following coal surface mining activities. The...

  1. Abstract--Titanium nitride (TiN) has been investigated as a material for MEMS hotplate heaters operating at high

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    Technische Universiteit Delft

    TiN Bond pad TiN Figure 1. Schematic cross section of the hotplate. Titanium Nitride for MEMSAbstract--Titanium nitride (TiN) has been investigated as a material for MEMS hotplate heaters boundaries start to diffuse above one- third of the melting point. As a result, residual stresses relax [3

  2. Power MEMS 2007, Nov. 28-29, 2007, Freiburg, Germany Fig. 1: Micro quartz combustor. (a) Schematic,

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    Kasagi, Nobuhide

    Power MEMS 2007, Nov. 28-29, 2007, Freiburg, Germany 265 Fig. 1: Micro quartz combustor. (a, 1.0 mm, and 1.5 mm. FLAME PROPAGATION AND QUENCHING IN ULTRA-THIN QUARTZ COMBUSTORS Yong Fan, Yuji and analysis of premixed CH4/Air flame propagation and quenching in three quartz combustors with chamber depth

  3. JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 21, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2012 1519 Ultrahigh-Dynamic-Range Resonant MEMS Load

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    Akin, Tayfun

    on a microelectromechanical system process on glass, and is suitable for applications such as reconfigurable leaky/left- handed (CRLH), metamaterial, microelectromechanical system (MEMS), reconfigurable. I. INTRODUCTION Awide micromachined (e.g. [3], [4]) and reconfigurable (e.g. [5]­[9]) CRLH structures. Microelectromechanical system

  4. Seismic Characterization of Coal-Mining Seismicity in Utah for CTBT Monitoring

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    Arabasz, W J; Pechmann, J C

    2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Underground coal mining (down to {approx}0.75 km depth) in the contiguous Wasatch Plateau (WP) and Book Cliffs (BC) mining districts of east-central Utah induces abundant seismicity that is monitored by the University of Utah regional seismic network. This report presents the results of a systematic characterization of mining seismicity (magnitude {le} 4.2) in the WP-BC region from January 1978 to June 2000-together with an evaluation of three seismic events (magnitude {le} 4.3) associated with underground trona mining in southwestern Wyoming during January-August 2000. (Unless specified otherwise, magnitude implies Richter local magnitude, M{sub L}.) The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) undertook this cooperative project to assist the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in research and development relating to monitoring the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The project, which formally began February 28, 1998, and ended September 1, 2000, had three basic objectives: (1) Strategically install a three-component broadband digital seismic station in the WP-BC region to ensure the continuous recording of high-quality waveform data to meet the long-term needs of LLNL, UUSS, and other interested parties, including the international CTBT community. (2) Determine source mechanisms--to the extent that available source data and resources allowed--for comparative seismic characterization of stress release in mines versus earthquakes in the WP-BC study region. (3) Gather and report to LLNL local information on mine operations and associated seismicity, including ''ground truth'' for significant events. Following guidance from LLNL's Technical Representative, the focus of Objective 2 was changed slightly to place emphasis on three mining-related events that occurred in and near the study area after the original work plan had been made, thus posing new targets of opportunity. These included: a magnitude 3.8 shock that occurred close to the Willow Creek coal mine in the Book Cliffs area on February 5, 1998 (UTC date), just prior to the start of this project; a magnitude 4.2 shock on March 7,2000 (UTC date), in the same area as the February 5 event; and a magnitude 4.3 shock that occurred on January 30,2000 (UTC and local date), associated with a panel collapse at the Solvay trona mine in southwestern Wyoming. This is the same mine in which an earlier collapse event of magnitude 5.2 occurred in February 1995, attracting considerable attention from the CTBT community.

  5. Data mining for ontology development.

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    Davidson, George S.; Strasburg, Jana (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA); Stampf, David (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY); Neymotin,Lev (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY); Czajkowski, Carl (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY); Shine, Eugene (Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC); Bollinger, James (Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC); Ghosh, Vinita (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY); Sorokine, Alexandre (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN); Ferrell, Regina (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN); Ward, Richard (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN); Schoenwald, David Alan

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A multi-laboratory ontology construction effort during the summer and fall of 2009 prototyped an ontology for counterfeit semiconductor manufacturing. This effort included an ontology development team and an ontology validation methods team. Here the third team of the Ontology Project, the Data Analysis (DA) team reports on their approaches, the tools they used, and results for mining literature for terminology pertinent to counterfeit semiconductor manufacturing. A discussion of the value of ontology-based analysis is presented, with insights drawn from other ontology-based methods regularly used in the analysis of genomic experiments. Finally, suggestions for future work are offered.

  6. WEB MINING: A ROADMAP Magdalini Eirinaki

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    1 WEB MINING: A ROADMAP Magdalini Eirinaki Dept. of Informatics Athens University of Economics and Business CHAPTER 1 Introduction ­ The three axes of Web Mining 1.1 WWW Impact The World Wide Web, has grown of the Web content, the creation of some meta- knowledge out of the information which is available on the Web

  7. Coal mine directory: United States and Canada

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    NONE

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The directory gives a state-by-state listing of all US and Canadian coal producers. It contains contact information as well as the type of mine, production statistics, coal composition, transportation methods etc. A statistical section provides general information about the US coal industry, preparation plants, and longwall mining operations.

  8. High Performance Subgraph Mining in Molecular Compounds

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    Reiterer, Harald

    High Performance Subgraph Mining in Molecular Compounds Giuseppe Di Fatta1,2 and Michael R data makes distributed graph mining techniques particularly relevant. In this paper, we present method has been evaluated on the well-known National Cancer Institute's HIV-screening dataset, where

  9. ANALYSIS OF MINING EXPLOSION PERFORMANCE WITH MULTIPLE

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    Stump, Brian W.

    Limitations of Video Data · Effect of Blast Design on Near-Source Seismograms · Different Types of Cast Blasts of Models in Visualization ß Two-Dimensional Blast Model ß Three-Dimensional Blast Models 3. Applications to Different Types of Mining Explosions · Single Shot · Cast Blast · Coal Fragmentation #12;Analysis of Mining

  10. COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES COUNSELING CENTER

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    NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES COUNSELING CENTER THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW be revoked at any time in writing delivered to the Director, Counseling Center, except to the extent Colorado restrictions on the use and disclosure of medical information about you; however, Colorado School of Mines CC

  11. The Neon DSEL for mining Helium programs

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    studies We consider three case studies to illustrate how Neon can be used to data mine the collectionThe Neon DSEL for mining Helium programs Jurriaan Hage Peter van Keeken Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University Technical Report UU-CS-2007-023 www.cs.uu.nl ISSN: 0924-3275 #12

  12. Mined land reclamation by biological reactivation

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    Gozon, J.S.; Konya, C.J.; Lukovic, S.S.; Lundquist, R.G.; Olah, J.

    1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mine reclamation technique, developed in Europe, restores land to full productivity within two years without topsoil replacement. The method deliberately reestablishes within one year following mining, the required biological balance between microbes, enzymes, and trace elements in the rock spoil rather than waiting five or more years for natural processes to restore balance. The technique is called Biological Reactivation (BR). This paper discusses the feasibility of BR reclamation after surface mining operations in the US. Staff of the Ohio Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute completed an OSM-sponsored research project on BR in which physical and chemical tests characterized 140 spoil samples obtained from 10 surface mining operations. Test results indicated that Biological Reactivation technology could be effectively applied, at least in the test areas sampled within Appalachia. Preliminary estimates make clear that the new technique reduces reclamation costs on prime farmland by approximately 95% compared to topsoil segregation and replacement methods.

  13. Detection and monitoring of high stress concentration zones induced by coal mining using numerical and microseismic methods

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , published in "5. International Symposium on "Rockbursts and seismicity in mines", Sandton : South Africa distribution of stresses, according to the rheological and mechanical behaviour of the structure of the coalface and can cause significant damage in the workings, such as the collapse of roadways, violent

  14. Design, fabrication, and characterization of a MEMS steam-generating device based on the decomposition of high-test hydrogen peroxide

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    Eid, Feras

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microscale ejector pumps offer the potential for high flow rate pumping of gases, a functionality that is greatly needed in MEMS technology. These pumps have many additional characteristics, such as their simplicity of ...

  15. Off Earth Mining Forum 19-21 February 2013

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    1 Off Earth Mining Forum 19-21 February 2013 www.acser.unsw.edu.au/oemf Never Stand Still Faculty of Engineering Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) #12;Off Earth Mining Forum, UNSW, Sydney Australia's place in space. Off Earth Mining Forum Sponsors Off Earth Mining Forum The prospect of people

  16. A Fast Algorithm for Data Mining CS 297 Report

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    Pollett, Chris

    A Fast Algorithm for Data Mining CS 297 Report Aarathi Raghu Advisor: Dr.Chris Pollett December 2005 #12;A Fast Algorithm For Data Mining Abstract This report describes the data mining algorithms implemented and lessons learned during the course of my CS 297. Data Mining is a growing field and a plethora

  17. Semantic Analysis of Role Mining Results and Shadowed Roles Detection

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    Garcia-Alfaro, Joaquin

    . These techniques get inspiration from data mining techniques, hence, they are known as role mining (RM). Several eSemantic Analysis of Role Mining Results and Shadowed Roles Detection Safa`a Hachanaa,c , Fr, Email: safa@swid.fr bInstitut Telecom-Mines/Telecom Bretagne, D´ept. LUSSI, Rennes, France Emails

  18. Mining patterns of events in students' teamwork data

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    Mining patterns of events in students' teamwork data Judy Kay, Nicolas Maisonneuve, Kalina Yacef the electronic traces of their collaborations. The paper describes data mining of student group interaction data quantities, preprocessing it into a suitable alphabet for use in data mining. Then, we need data mining

  19. The International Workshop on Computer Architecture for Machine Perception and Sensing MEMS-Based Electrostatic Actuated Scanner Dedicated for Ultrasound

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    Peter, Yves-Alain

    ofthe motor when it goes from one step to another. This vibration turns out in artifacts which affect is rotated to perform a fan or rotational scanning using a step motor [1]. The first technique suffers from noise and scanning gaps which may reduce the image quality, particularly when high resolution imaging

  20. Method of underground mining by pillar extraction

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    Bowen, Ray J. (1879 Delann, Salt Lake City, UT 84121); Bowen, William R. (1636 Sunnydale La., Salt Lake City, UT 84108)

    1980-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of sublevel caving and pillar and top coal extraction for mining thick coal seams includes the advance mining of rooms and crosscuts along the bottom of a seam to a height of about eight feet, and the retreat mining of the top coal from the rooms, crosscuts and portions of the pillars remaining from formation of the rooms and cross-cuts. In the retreat mining, a pocket is formed in a pillar, the top coal above the pocket is drilled, charged and shot, and then the fallen coal is loaded by a continuous miner so that the operator remains under a roof which has not been shot. The top coal from that portion of the room adjacent the pocket is then mined, and another pocket is formed in the pillar. The top coal above the second pocket is mined followed by the mining of the top coal of that portion of the room adjacent the second pocket, all by use of a continuous miner which allows the operator to remain under a roof portion which has not been shot.

  1. Environmental Health and Safety COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES Colorado School of Mines GOLDEN, COLORADO 80401-1887

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    Environmental Health and Safety COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES Colorado School of Mines GOLDEN, COLORADO AND REMEDIATION PROJECT - SOUTH SIDE OF CLEAR CREEK Dear Mr. Glueck: The Colorado School of Mines Research to the environmental project, the Colorado School of Mines has constructed road base improvements between Maple

  2. The Colorado School of Mines (Mines) Career Center supports the mission, academic programs, and advancement of the Colorado School

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    TMS: TEYJS #12;M The Colorado School of Mines (Mines) Career Center supports the mission, academic programs, and advancement of the Colorado School of Mines. The CSM Career Center of CSM graduates and to the mission of CSM. All Colorado School of Mines graduates will be able

  3. Querying Multiple Sets of Discovered Rules Rule mining is an important data mining task that has been

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    Liu, Bing

    operating on multiple rulebases because many practically important data mining queries naturally requireQuerying Multiple Sets of Discovered Rules ABSTRACT Rule mining is an important data mining task querying of multiple data mining rulebases to retrieve interesting rules. In this paper, we propose a new

  4. Method of locating underground mines fires

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    Laage, Linneas (Eagam, MN); Pomroy, William (St. Paul, MN)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved method of locating an underground mine fire by comparing the pattern of measured combustion product arrival times at detector locations with a real time computer-generated array of simulated patterns. A number of electronic fire detection devices are linked thru telemetry to a control station on the surface. The mine's ventilation is modeled on a digital computer using network analysis software. The time reguired to locate a fire consists of the time required to model the mines' ventilation, generate the arrival time array, scan the array, and to match measured arrival time patterns to the simulated patterns.

  5. Remediation of inactive mining and milling sites

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    Mao, H.; Pan, Y.; Li, R.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The presentation introduces relevant environment remediation standards and describes some measures of engineering remedied for inactive mines and mills. Since 1990, the remediation of decommissioned nuclear facilities has obtained fixed financial aid from state government, part of which is offered to inactive mines and mills. Considering the environmental characteristics of Chinese uranium mines and mills, the major task of decommissioning is to prevent radon release, and keep surface water and underground water from contamination. In order to control the rate of radon release effectively, the authors` research institutes conducted a series of experiments on the covers of tailings with two kinds of different material, clay and concrete.

  6. STPMiner: A Highperformance Spatiotemporal Pattern Mining Toolbox

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    Vatsavai, Raju [ORNL] [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The volume of spatiotemporal data being generated from scientific simulations and observations from sensors is growing at an astronomical rate. This data explosion is going to pose three challenges to the existing data mining infrastructure: algorithmic, computational, and I/O. Over the years we have implemented several spatiotemporal data mining algorithms including: outliers/anomalies, colocation patterns, change patterns, clustering, classification, and prediction algorithms. In this paper we briefly discuss the core spatiotemporal pattern mining algorithms along with some of the computational and I/O challenges associated with the big data.

  7. Colorado SChool of MineS We are Colorado School of Mines. Full of pride in our distinguished

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    that are not trademarked have been eliminated. Too many visual symbols dilute and weaken Mines' identity in our marketing, Energy, Materials and Environment. This Graphic Standards Guide sets forth the trademarked logos -- both

  8. International Mathematics Education

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    Hoffmeister, Thomas S.

    International Mathematics Education Masters Programme www.uni-bremen.de/international-mathematics-education Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers in International Schools International school mathematics in International Mathematics Education. The programme combines foci in mathematics, education and international

  9. ITP Mining: Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining...

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

    objectives. Overburden Designates material of any nature, consolidated or unconsolidated, that overlies a deposit of useful materials, ores, oar coal that are mined from...

  10. Fuelcell-Hybrid Mine loader (LHD)

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    James L Dippo; Tim Erikson; Kris Hess

    2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The fuel cell hybrid mine loader project, sponsored by a government-industry consortium, was implemented to determine the viability of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells in underground mining applications. The Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored this project with cost-share support from industry. The project had three main goals: (1) to develop a mine loader powered by a fuel cell, (2) to develop associated metal-hydride storage and refueling systems, and (3) to demonstrate the fuel cell hybrid loader in an underground mine in Nevada. The investigation of a zero-emissions fuel cell power plant, the safe storage of hydrogen, worker health advantages (over the negative health effects associated with exposure to diesel emissions), and lower operating costs are all key objectives for this project.

  11. civil engineering College of Engineering and Mines

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    Hartman, Chris

    civil engineering College of Engineering and Mines Department of Civil and Environmental's degree program can include courses in environmental engineering, engineering management and other areas. An advanced degree in environmental engineering administered within the civil en- gineering department

  12. Georgia Surface Mining Act of 1968 (Georgia)

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    This law regulates all surface mining in Georgia, including the coastal zone. It includes provisions to “advance the protection of fish and wildlife and the protection and restoration of land,...

  13. Analysis of Bitcoin Pooled Mining Reward Systems

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    Rosenfeld, Meni

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we describe the various scoring systems used to calculate rewards of participants in Bitcoin pooled mining, explain the problems each were designed to solve and analyze their respective advantages and disadvantages.

  14. New approaches to weighted frequent pattern mining

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    Yun, Unil

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers have proposed frequent pattern mining algorithms that are more efficient than previous algorithms and generate fewer but more important patterns. Many techniques such as depth first/breadth first search, use of tree/other data structures...

  15. DATA MINING IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS Gary M. Weiss

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    Weiss, Gary

    DATA MINING IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS Gary M. Weiss Department of Computer and Information Science Fordham University Abstract: Telecommunication companies generate a tremendous amount of data. These data include call detail data, which describes the calls that traverse the telecommunication networks, network

  16. Equipment Selection for Surface Mining: A Review

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    2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    extract and haul mined material, including both waste and ore, over the lifetime .... tions where primary excavations occur and stockpiles where reserve material is ... with respect to period demand, productivity balancing requirements between

  17. Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation; Oil and Gas (Wisconsin)

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    These regulations describe standards relevant to reclamation that must be followed both during and after the completion of mining in a given area. An operator who wishes to engage in nonmetallic...

  18. Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation (Indiana)

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    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources implements and enforces the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as well as a statewide program to protect society and the...

  19. Coal Mining Regulatory and Reclamation Act (Massachusetts)

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    These regulations aim to ensure that any coal mining or extraction will be conducted in a manner that will not significantly damage the environment or area of land affected. The Department of...

  20. Venezuela-MEM/USA-DOE Fossil Energy Report XIII-1, Supporting Technology for Enhanced Oil Recovery, Microbial EOR

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    Ziritt, Jose Luis

    1999-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The results from Annex XIII of the Cooperative Agreement between the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Venezuela (MEMV) have been documented and published with many researchers involved. Integrate comprehensive research programs in the area of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) ranged from feasibility laboratory studies to full-scale multi-well field pilots. The objective, to cooperate in a technical exchange of ideas and information was fully met throughout the life of the Annex. Information has been exchanged between the two countries through published reports and technical meetings between experts in both country's research communities. The meetings occurred every two years in locations coincident with the International MEOR conferences & workshops sponsored by DOE (June 1990, University of Oklahoma, September 1992, Brookhaven, September 1995, National Institute of Petroleum and Energy Research). Reports and publications produced during these years are listed in Appendix B. Several Annex managers have guided the exchange through the years. They included Luis Vierma, Jose Luis Zirritt, representing MEMV and E. B. Nuckols, Edith Allison, and Rhonda Lindsey, representing the U.S. DOE. Funding for this area of research remained steady for a few years but decreased in recent years. Because both countries have reduced research programs in this area, future exchanges on this topic will occur through ANNEX XV. Informal networks established between researchers through the years should continue to function between individuals in the two countries.

  1. Dragline mining returns to western Kentucky

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    Buchsbaum, L.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Armstrong Coal Co. now owns three Page draglines-one now operating at the Midway Surface mine, one due to go into operation at the Equality surface mine and a third that is being rebuilt also for use there. Armstrong is banking on the economics of scale to once again prove that these older machines are still the most efficient way to move large volumes of overburden. 4 photos.

  2. Compliant membranes for the development of MEMS dual-backplate capacitive microphone using the SUMMiT V fabrication process.

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    Martin, David (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL)

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project is the investigation of compliant membranes for the development of a MicroElectrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS) microphone using the Sandia Ultraplanar, Multilevel MEMS Technology (SUMMiT V) fabrication process. The microphone is a dual-backplate capacitive microphone utilizing electrostatic force feedback. The microphone consists of a diaphragm and two porous backplates, one on either side of the diaphragm. This forms a capacitor between the diaphragm and each backplate. As the incident pressure deflects the diaphragm, the value of each capacitor will change, thus resulting in an electrical output. Feedback may be used in this device by applying a voltage between the diaphragm and the backplates to balance the incident pressure keeping the diaphragm stationary. The SUMMiT V fabrication process is unique in that it can meet the fabrication requirements of this project. All five layers of polysilicon are used in the fabrication of this device. The SUMMiT V process has been optimized to provide low-stress mechanical layers that are ideal for the construction of the microphone's diaphragm. The use of chemical mechanical polishing in the SUMMiT V process results in extremely flat structural layers and uniform spacing between the layers, both of which are critical to the successful fabrication of the MEMS microphone. The MEMS capacitive microphone was fabricated at Sandia National Laboratories and post-processed, packaged, and tested at the University of Florida. The microphone demonstrates a flat frequency response, a linear response up to the designed limit, and a sensitivity that is close to the designed value. Future work will focus on characterization of additional devices, extending the frequency response measurements, and investigating the use of other types of interface circuitry.

  3. Measured and predicted temperature profiles along MEMS bridges at pressures from 0.05 to 625 torr.

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    Gallis, Michail A.; Torczynski, John Robert; Piekos, Edward Stanley; Serrano, Justin Raymond; Gorby, Allen D.; Phinney, Leslie Mary

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We will present experimental and computational investigations of the thermal performance of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) as a function of the surrounding gas pressure. Lowering the pressure in MEMS packages reduces gas damping, providing increased sensitivity for certain MEMS sensors; however, such packaging also dramatically affects their thermal performance since energy transfer to the environment is substantially reduced. High-spatial-resolution Raman thermometry was used to measure the temperature profiles on electrically heated, polycrystalline silicon bridges that are nominally 10 microns wide, 2.25 microns thick, 12 microns above the substrate, and either 200 or 400 microns long in nitrogen atmospheres with pressures ranging from 0.05 to 625 Torr. Finite element modeling of the thermal behavior of the MEMS bridges is performed and compared to the experimental results. Noncontinuum gas effects are incorporated into the continuum finite element model by imposing temperature discontinuities at gas-solid interfaces that are determined from noncontinuum simulations. The experimental and simulation results indicate that at pressures below 0.5 Torr the gas-phase heat transfer is negligible compared to heat conduction through the thermal actuator legs. As the pressure increases above 0.5 Torr, the gas-phase heat transfer becomes more significant. At ambient pressures, gas-phase heat transfer drastically impacts the thermal performance. The measured and simulated temperature profiles are in qualitative agreement in the present study. Quantitative agreement between experimental and simulated temperature profiles requires accurate knowledge of temperature-dependent thermophysical properties, the device geometry, and the thermal accommodation coefficient.

  4. MU INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY International Directory

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    Taylor, Jerry

    of Ag., Food & Natural Resources International Programs http://students.missouri.edu/~asa Association of Malaysian Students http://www.missouri.edu/~ctl2m5/index.html Bangladesh Student Association

  5. MINING ENGINEERING AT McGILL Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering

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    Barthelat, Francois

    engineers have a solid foundation in math, chemistry, physics and geology.They enjoy taking research in Quebec, and oil sands mining in northern Alberta.Very importantly, all McGill engineering required courses in math, chemistry, physics, geology and mining. A co-op program, it includes four paid

  6. MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE TECHNICAL REPORT Extended results for this case. We succeed to reduce the application's size to 1% of its original counterpart. 1 FileStream startUp: true. 2 1 to: 10 do: [ :i | FileStream stdout nextPutAll: 'hello'; crlf ]. Figure 1: Entry point

  7. MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE TECHNICAL REPORT Tornado: A Run the application's size to 1% of its original counterpart. 1 FileStream startUp: true. 2 1 to: 10 do: [ :i | FileStream

  8. International Programs and Services International Programs

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    International Programs and Services _______________ 1.5 Page 1 International Programs and Services OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Offices in Laurel Hall (970) 491-5917 www.international.colostate.edu James A. Cooney, Vice Provost for International Affairs The Office of International Programs acts

  9. International Programs and Services International Programs

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    International Programs and Services International Programs and Services OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Offices in Laurel Hall (970) 491-5917 international.colostate.edu James A. Cooney, Vice Provost for International Affairs The Office of International Programs acts as a catalyst for ideas that bring about

  10. Introduction to Bitcoin Mining A Guide For Gamers, Geeks, and Everyone Else

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    Introduction to Bitcoin Mining A Guide For Gamers, Geeks, and Everyone Else by David R. Sterry;Introduction to Bitcoin Mining Contents Introduction.....................................4 Why Start Mining...........................................................11 Creating New Bitcoins .......................................................12 Mining Hardware

  11. Introduction: Lessons Learned from Data Mining Applications and Collaborative Problem Solving

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    Langley, Pat

    Introduction: Lessons Learned from Data Mining Applications and Collaborative Problem Solving Nada paper to the special issue on Data Mining Lessons Learned presents lessons from data mining applications. Keywords: data mining, machine learning, scientific discovery, lessons learned, applications, collaborative

  12. ESF Mine Power Center Platforms

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    T.A. Misiak

    2000-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose and objective of this analysis is to structurally evaluate the existing Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) mine power center (MPC) support frames and to design service platforms that will attach to the MPC support frames. This analysis follows the Development Plan titled ''Produce Additional Design for Title 111 Evaluation Report'' (CRWMS M&O 1999a). This analysis satisfies design recommended in the ''Title III Evaluation Report for the Surface and Subsurface Power System'' (CRWMS M&O 1999b, Section 7.6) and concurred with in the ''System Safety Evaluation of Title 111 Evaluation Reports Recommended Work'' (Gwyn 1999, Section 10.1.1). This analysis does not constitute a level-3 deliverable, a level-4 milestone, or a supporting work product. This document is not being prepared in support of the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) Site Recommendation (SR), Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), or License Application (LA) and should not be cited as a reference in the MGR SR, EIS, or LA.

  13. Research and Development of Non-Spectroscopic MEMS-Based Sensor Arrays for Targeted Gas Detection

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    Loui, A; McCall, S K

    2011-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to monitor the integrity of gas volumes is of interest to the stockpile surveillance community. Specifically, the leak detection of noble gases, at relevant concentration ranges and distinguished from other chemical species that may be simultaneously present, is particularly challenging. Aside from the laboratory-based method of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), where samples may be collected by solid-phase microextraction (SPME) or cryofocusing, the other major approaches for gas-phase detection employ lasers typically operating in the mid-infrared wavelength region. While mass spectrometry can readily detect noble gases - the helium leak detector is an obvious example - laser-based methods such as infrared (IR) or Raman spectroscopy are completely insensitive to them as their monatomic nature precludes a non-zero dipole moment or changes in polarizability upon excitation. Therefore, noble gases can only be detected by one of two methods: (1) atomic emission spectroscopies which require the generation of plasmas through laser-induced breakdown, electrical arcing, or similar means; (2) non-spectroscopic methods which measure one or more physical properties (e.g., mass, thermal conductivity, density). In this report, we present our progress during Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) in the research and development of a non-spectroscopic method for noble gas detection. During Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10), we demonstrated via proof-of-concept experiments that the combination of thermal conductivity detection (TCD) and coating-free damped resonance detection (CFDRD) using micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) could provide selective sensing of these inert species. Since the MEMS-based TCD technology was directly adapted from a brassboard prototype commissioned by a previous chemical sensing project, FY11 efforts focused on advancing the state of the newer CFDRD method. This work, guided by observations previously reported in the open literature, has not only resulted in a substantially measureable increase in selectivity but has also revealed a potential method for mitigating or eliminating thermal drift that does not require a secondary reference sensor. The design of an apparatus to test this drift compensation scheme will be described. We will conclude this report with a discussion of planned efforts in Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12).

  14. Reliability of materials in MEMS : residual stress and adhesion in a micro power generation system.

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    Moody, Neville Reid; Kennedy, Marian S. (Washington State University, Pullman, WA); Bahr, David F. (Washington State University, Pullman, WA)

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The reliability of thin film systems is important to the continued development of microelectronic and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). The reliability of these systems is often tied to the ability of the films to remain adhered to its substrate. By measuring the amount of energy to separate the film from the substrate, researchers can predicts film lifetimes. Recent work has resulted in several different testing techniques to measure this energy including spontaneous buckling, indentation induced delamination and four point bending. This report focuses on developing quantifiable adhesion measurements for multiple thin film systems used in MEMS and other thin film systems of interest to Sandia programs. First, methods of accurately assessing interfacial toughness using stressed overlayer methods are demonstrated using both the W/Si and Au/Si systems. For systems where fracture only occurs along the interface, such as Au/Si, the calculated fracture energies between different tests are identical if the energy put into the system is kept near the needed strain energy to cause delamination. When the energy in the system is greater than needed to cause delamination, calculated adhesion energies can increase by a factor of three due to plastic deformation. Dependence of calculated adhesion energies on applied energy in the system was also shown when comparisons of four point bending and stressed overlayer test methods were completed on Pt/Si systems. The fracture energies of Pt/Ti/SiO{sub 2} were studied using four-point bending and compressive overlayers. Varying the thickness of the Ti film from 2 to 17 nm in a Pt/Ti/SiO{sub 2} system, both test methods showed an increase of adhesion energy until the nominal Ti thickness was 12nm. Then the adhesion energy began to decrease. While the trends in toughness are similar, the magnitude of the toughness values measured between the test methods is not the same, demonstrating the difficulty in extracting mode I toughness as mixed mode loading approaches mode II conditions.

  15. Carbon Sequestration on Surface Mine Lands

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    Donald Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner; Carmen Agouridis

    2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the implementation of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) in May of 1978, many opportunities have been lost for the reforestation of surface mines in the eastern United States. Research has shown that excessive compaction of spoil material in the backfilling and grading process is the biggest impediment to the establishment of productive forests as a post-mining land use (Ashby, 1998, Burger et al., 1994, Graves et al., 2000). Stability of mine sites was a prominent concern among regulators and mine operators in the years immediately following the implementation of SMCRA. These concerns resulted in the highly compacted, flatly graded, and consequently unproductive spoils of the early post-SMCRA era. However, there is nothing in the regulations that requires mine sites to be overly compacted as long as stability is achieved. It has been cultural barriers and not regulatory barriers that have contributed to the failure of reforestation efforts under the federal law over the past 27 years. Efforts to change the perception that the federal law and regulations impede effective reforestation techniques and interfere with bond release must be implemented. Demonstration of techniques that lead to the successful reforestation of surface mines is one such method that can be used to change perceptions and protect the forest ecosystems that were indigenous to these areas prior to mining. The University of Kentucky initiated a large-scale reforestation effort to address regulatory and cultural impediments to forest reclamation in 2003. During the three years of this project 383,000 trees were planted on over 556 acres in different physiographic areas of Kentucky (Table 1, Figure 1). Species used for the project were similar to those that existed on the sites before mining was initiated (Table 2). A monitoring program was undertaken to evaluate growth and survival of the planted species as a function of spoil characteristics and reclamation practice. In addition, experiments were integrated within the reforestation effort to address specific questions pertaining to sequestration of carbon (C) on these sites.

  16. Mining vertical coal seams in France

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    Schneiderman, S.J.

    1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    French coal miners in the Lorraine Basin coalfields of Charbonnages de France, work under extremely difficult mining conditions. The coal seams are located in two parallel anticlines dipping to the southwest. On the northwest flanks the coal dips at angles up to 40/sup 0/; on the southeast flanks the coal dips as steep as 90/sup 0/. In addition to the problems associated with steeply dipping coal seams, the coal is often more than 3 meters (10 feet) thick, thus contributing the additional problems that are associated with thick seams. A cut-and-fill mining method is used and production of up to 400 tons per day for a three-shift working face has been achieved. The cut-and-fill mining method employed at Puit Reumaux, rising horizontal rooms with hydraulic stowing, is used in areas of the mine where seam dips exceed 45/sup 0/ and where seam thickness is from 2 to 5 meters (6.5 to 16.5 feet). Hydraulic stowing has many advantages for the Merlebach mine: The coalis located under urbanized areas and is also covered by water-bearing strata with hydraulic sand stowing there is little subsidence, so disturbances to the surface and the aquiferous zones are minimized. Hydraulic sand stowing also helps prevent eating and combustion.

  17. INTERNATIONAL COURSEGUIDE

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    Canberra, University of

    , Applied Science, Arts and Design, Information Sciences and Engineering. INTERNATIONAL COURSE GUIDE01 #00212K, University of Canberra College #01893E. Information in this guide was correct at time in a competitive global market. This can involve work integrated learning, and in many courses students have

  18. 2.0 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS ON THE LOCATION OF URANIUM MINES

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    2.0 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS ON THE LOCATION OF URANIUM MINES With the exception of some phosphate mine areas in central and northern Florida, people are most likely to be exposed to uranium mining mines. Figure 2.1 was generated from uranium mining-related records from the U.S. Bureau of Mines-- now

  19. GRADUATE BULLETIN Colorado School of Mines

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    Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Office of Technology Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 International Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Registrars Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Health Record and Additional Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 International Students

  20. Modeling, simulation, and testing of the mechanical dynamics of and RF MEMS switch.

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    Sumali, Hartono; Epp, David S.; Massad, Jordan Elias; Dyck, Christopher William; Starr, Michael James

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanical dynamics can be a determining factor for the switching speed of radio-frequency microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMS) switches. This paper presents the simulation of the mechanical motion of a microswitch under actuation. The switch has a plate suspended by springs. When an electrostatic actuation is applied, the plate moves toward the substrate and closes the switch. Simulations are calculated via a high-fidelity finite element model that couples solid dynamics with electrostatic actuation. It incorporates non-linear coupled dynamics and accommodates fabrication variations. Experimental modal analysis gives results in the frequency domain that verifies the natural frequencies and mode shapes predicted by the model. An effective 1D model is created and used to calculate an actuation voltage waveform that minimizes switch velocity at closure. In the experiment, the switch is actuated with this actuation voltage, and the displacements of the switch at various points are measured using a laser Doppler velocimeter through a microscope. The experiments are repeated on several switches from different batches. The experimental results verify the model.

  1. Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate Studies School of Mining Engineering

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    Wagner, Stephan

    of Mineral Resources and Reserves, School of Mining Engineering University of the Witwatersrand Tel: +27 11 and a keen interest in the mining industry. In alignment with this mission, the COSMO Consortium of global

  2. Distributed Multivariate Regression Using Wavelet-based Collective Data Mining.

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    Kargupta, Hilol

    an approach to the analysis of distributed, heterogeneous databases with distinct feature spacesDistributed Multivariate Regression Using Wavelet-based Collective Data Mining. Daryl E a method for distributed multivariate regression using wavelet- based Collective Data Mining (CDM

  3. An experimental investigation of mine burial penetration in soft sediments

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    Munim, Mohammed Abdul

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental program was conducted to study the penetration behavior of mines in soft sediment. Model tests were conducted on sediments collected from the Gulf of Mexico seabed. The size of the model mine was approximately one third...

  4. Mining and Gas and Oil Production (North Dakota)

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    This chapter of the North Dakota Code contains provisions for oil, gas, and coal mining and the development of geothermal resources. This chapter addresses claims to mines, licensing and control of...

  5. Water Management Plans for Surface Coal Mining Operations (North Dakota)

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    A water management plan is required for all surface coal mining operations. This plan must be submitted to the State Engineer of the State Water Commission at the same time a surface mining permit...

  6. Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act (Texas)

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    The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates all surface mining activities for the extraction of coal. The Commission acts with the authority of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act,...

  7. Texas Uranium Exploration, Surface Mining, and Reclamation Act (Texas)

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    The Railroad Commission of Texas is the regulatory authority for uranium surface mining. Law authorizes the Commission to assure that reclamation of mining sites is possible, to protect land owners...

  8. A generic study of strip mining impacts on groundwater resources

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    Hamilton, David Andrew

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report evaluates the influence of strip mining features, commonly found in the Northern Great Plains Coal Region, on ground

  9. SOLUTION MINING IN SALT DOMES OF THE GULF COAST EMBAYMENT

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    Griswold, G. B.

    1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Following a description of salt resources in the salt domes of the gulf coast embayment, mining, particularly solution mining, is described. A scenario is constructed which could lead to release of radioactive waste stored in a salt dome via inadvertent solution mining and the consequences of this scenario are analyzed.

  10. Mining Spatial Data: Opportunities and Challenges of a Relational Approach

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    Malerba, Donato

    Mining Spatial Data: Opportunities and Challenges of a Relational Approach D. Malerba1 1: Spatial Data Mining, Multi-Relational Data Mining. Abstract Remote sensing and mobile devices nowadays collect a huge amount of spatial data which have to be analysed in order to discover interesting knowledge

  11. FUZZY SPATIAL DATA MINING George Brannon Smith Susan M. Bridges

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    Bridges, Susan M.

    FUZZY SPATIAL DATA MINING George Brannon Smith Susan M. Bridges Department of Computer Science Box@cs.mssstate.edu Abstract A fuzzy spatial data mining technique has been developed to extract relationships describing been tested with hand-generated, synthetic, and sonar imagery. Keywords: data mining, spatial relations

  12. Spatial Data Mining: Database Primitives, Algorithms and Efficient DBMS Support

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    Ester, Martin

    - 1 - Spatial Data Mining: Database Primitives, Algorithms and Efficient DBMS Support Martin Ester: Spatial data mining algorithms heavily depend on the efficient processing of neighbor- hood relations of these concepts will allow a tight integration of spatial data mining algo- rithms with a spatial database

  13. Efficient and Anonymous Web-Usage Mining for Web Personalization

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    Efficient and Anonymous Web-Usage Mining for Web Personalization Cyrus Shahabi · Farnoush Banaei fixed. The full economic potential of the web will not be realized unless enabling technologies approach to remedy this problem, and web mining, particularly web-usage mining, is considered a crucial

  14. Sustained Storage and Transport of Hydraulic Gold Mining Sediment

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    James, L. Allan

    Sustained Storage and Transport of Hydraulic Gold Mining Sediment in the Bear River, California L deposits of hydraulic gold mining sediment remain in main channels of the Bear River more than 100 years- sic model of sediment transport in a symmet- rical wave that is based on hydraulic mining sediment

  15. A Visualization Application for the Mining Industry Using Standard Tools

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    1/1 A Visualization Application for the Mining Industry Using Standard Tools Steven J. Schafrik visualization tools for modeling an orebody, or a mining process such as loading and tramming. This is usually accomplished using commercial tools, such as mine design packages, process simulators, etc., that have a custom

  16. KOINOTITES: A Web Usage Mining Tool for Personalization

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    Paliouras, George

    KOINOTITES: A Web Usage Mining Tool for Personalization Dimitrios Pierrakos Inst. of Informatics@iit.demokritos.gr SUMMARY This paper presents the Web Usage Mining system KOINOTITES, which uses data mining techniques for the construction of user communities on the Web. User communities model groups of visitors in a Web site, who have

  17. Dynamic Load Balancing for the Distributed Mining of Molecular Structures

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    Berthold, Michael R.

    Dynamic Load Balancing for the Distributed Mining of Molecular Structures Giuseppe Di Fatta, Member the data mining community, where algorithms to find frequent graphs have received increasing attention over a distributed approach to the frequent subgraph mining problem to discover interesting patterns in molecular

  18. Vipin Kumar SDM April 2010 0 Mining Scientific Data

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    Kumar, Vipin

    Mining PhD student Rohit Gupta was selected to present his work on "Colorectal cancer despite colonoscopy© Vipin Kumar SDM ­ April 2010 0 Mining Scientific Data: Past, Present, and Future Vipin Kumar Geo-spatial data Homeland Security #12;© Vipin Kumar SDM ­ April 2010 2 Why Data Mining? Commercial

  19. Distributed Mining of Molecular Fragments Giuseppe Di Fatta

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    Berthold, Michael R.

    Distributed Mining of Molecular Fragments Giuseppe Di Fatta ICAR-CNR, Consiglio Nazionale delle Michael.Berthold@uni-konstanz.de Abstract In real world applications sequential algorithms of data mining mining algorithms. However, the computational complexity of the problem and the large amount of data

  20. Data mining in high energy physics Bertrand Brelier

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    Bertrand Brelier (SOSCIP) Data mining in high energy physics July 3, 2014 5 / 8 #12;Jobs User submit job if failing Output of job downloaded on local computer Bertrand Brelier (SOSCIP) Data mining in high energyData mining in high energy physics Bertrand Brelier SOSCIP July 3, 2014 Bertrand Brelier (SOSCIP

  1. Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 2007-08

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    Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 2007-08 nitelluBetaudarGseniMfoloohcSodaroloC80-7002 #12;Colorado School of Mines 20072008 Graduate Bulletin #12;To CSM Graduate Students: This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please save it. Published by Colorado School of Mines, Golden

  2. Web Mining: Pattern Discovery from World Wide Web Transactions

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    Kumar, Vipin

    ­based organizations often generate and collect large volumes of data in their daily operations. Analyzing such data access logs. We propose a framework for Web mining, the applications of data mining and knowledge from the Web data. We also present a Web mining system, WEBMINER, which has been implemented based upon

  3. Research Report Integrating Association Rule Mining with Relational

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    Sarawagi, Sunita

    Research Report Integrating Association Rule Mining with Relational Database Systems: Alternatives­6099 ABSTRACT: Data mining on large data warehouses is becoming increasingly important. In support of this trend in a stored procedure; caching the data to a file system on­the­fly and mining; tight­coupling using primarily

  4. Open Source Data Mining: Workshop Report Bart Goethals

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    Open Source Data Mining: Workshop Report Bart Goethals University of Antwerp Antwerp, Belgium bart tremendous progress has been made in data mining methods like clustering, classification, fre- quent pattern advances in the field. With this workshop we intended to promote open source data mining (OSDM) by creating

  5. Data Mining in Learning Classifier Systems: Comparing XCS with GAssist

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    Bacardit, Jaume

    Data Mining in Learning Classifier Systems: Comparing XCS with GAssist Jaume Bacardit1 and Martin V several structural properties of the underlying datasets. 1 Introduction Successful data mining mining including data volume, search space size and type, complexity of the concept, noise in the data

  6. MODERN INTRUSION DETECTION, DATA MINING, AND DEGREES OF ATTACK GUILT

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    Noel, Steven

    MODERN INTRUSION DETECTION, DATA MINING, AND DEGREES OF ATTACK GUILT Steven Noel Center for Secure, with a particular emphasis on the emerging approach of data mining. The discussion parallels two important aspects security, Intrusion detection, data mining 1. Introduction The goal of intrusion detection is to discover

  7. Segmentation for Medical Image Mining: A Technical Ashraf Elsayed1

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    Atkinson, Katie

    Segmentation for Medical Image Mining: A Technical Report Ashraf Elsayed1 , Frans Coenen1 , Marta, such as relational databases, has been the focal point of much work in data mining. However, with advances, sound, etc). There is currently a very substantial collection of image data that can be mined

  8. Beyond Process Mining: From the Past to Present and Future

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    van der Aalst, Wil

    . However, thus far, process mining is mainly used in an of- fline fashion and not for operational decision a framework for operational support using process mining and details a coherent set of approaches that focuses in an operational setting. Process mining is mainly used in an offline setting where historical information

  9. An Autonomous Robotic System for Mapping Abandoned Mines

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    control. The system has been tested in a number of mines. Some of the results reported here were obtainedAn Autonomous Robotic System for Mapping Abandoned Mines D. Ferguson, A. Morris, D. H¨ahnel, C system for mapping aban- doned mines. The software is capable of acquiring consistent 2D maps of large

  10. Fast Mining of Sequential Patterns in Very Large Databases

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    Zaki, Mohammed Javeed

    : Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, Sequential Patterns, Sequence Discovery, Temporal Association Rules growth of data has spurred the growth of the new field called Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery mining refers to the core model/pattern discovery step. The other steps include data selection, cleaning

  11. GPU-Accelerated Text Mining Yongpeng Zhang, Frank Mueller

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    Mueller, Frank

    GPU-Accelerated Text Mining Yongpeng Zhang, Frank Mueller North Carolina State University of parallelism and novel programming environ- ments. This present work assesses the viability of text mining on CUDA. Text mining is one of the key concepts that has become prominent as an effective means to index

  12. Security Issues in Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Panel Discussion

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    Lin, Tsau Young

    and mining. Position by Linda Schlipper For most enterprises there is no shortage of data. Operational dataSecurity Issues in Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Panel Discussion Bhavani Thuraisingham Corporation Abstract This paper describes the panel discussion on data warehousing, data mining and security

  13. Data Mining in Learning Classifier Systems: Comparing XCS with GAssist

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    Bacardit, Jaume

    Data Mining in Learning Classifier Systems: Comparing XCS with GAssist Jaume Bacardit and Martin V) 333­2346 Fax: (217) 244­5705 #12; Data Mining in Learning Classifier Systems: Comparing XCS be distinguished in data mining including data volume, search space size and type, complexity of the concept, noise

  14. Mining Competitive Relationships by Learning across Heterogeneous Networks

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    Menczer, Filippo

    . Existing studies mainly focus on mining competitive relationships within a single data source, whileMining Competitive Relationships by Learning across Heterogeneous Networks Yang Yang , Jie Tang. In this paper, we study the problem of mining competitive rela- tionships by learning across heterogeneous

  15. Parallel Formulations of Tree-Projection-Based Sequence Mining Algorithm

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    Karypis, George

    , database projection algorithms, data mining, parallel processing This work was supported by NSF CCR-9972519 Institute. 1 #12;1 Introduction In recent years there has been an increased interest in using data miningParallel Formulations of Tree-Projection-Based Sequence Mining Algorithm Valerie Guralnik

  16. Underground Coal Mine Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Liu, Yunhao

    10 Underground Coal Mine Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks MO LI and YUNHAO LIU Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Environment monitoring in coal mines is an important application queries under instable circumstances. A prototype is deployed with 27 mica2 motes in a real coal mine. We

  17. WITS MINING : DISTINCTLY EXCEPTIONAL As the largest School of Mining Engineering in the English-speaking world, we continue to invest in

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    Wagner, Stephan

    Mining in 2012? Mining Fundamentals ·Mineral resources are wasting assets - Minerals become valuable) Feel good factors ·Mineral exports as % of total exports 31% ·Mining's (direct) contribution to GDP 9," Nick Holland to Reuters Global Mining "Our Vision is to be the global leader in sustainable gold mining

  18. Coal mine ground control. 3rd ed.

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    Peng, S.S.

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The third edition not only completely revises and updates the original subject areas, but also is broadened to include a number of new topics such as high horizontal stresses, computer modeling, and highwall stability. The subject areas covered in this book define the current field of coal mine ground control, except for the recently emerging topic of mine seals and some conventional subjects such as coal/rock cutting and impoundment dams. It contains 1,134 references from all published sources, and archived since 1876.

  19. High pressure water jet mining machine

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Barker, Clark R. (Rolla, MO)

    1981-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A high pressure water jet mining machine for the longwall mining of coal is described. The machine is generally in the shape of a plowshare and is advanced in the direction in which the coal is cut. The machine has mounted thereon a plurality of nozzle modules each containing a high pressure water jet nozzle disposed to oscillate in a particular plane. The nozzle modules are oriented to cut in vertical and horizontal planes on the leading edge of the machine and the coal so cut is cleaved off by the wedge-shaped body.

  20. INTEGRATED POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS FOR COAL MINE WASTE METHANE UTILIZATION

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    Peet M. Soot; Dale R. Jesse; Michael E. Smith

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An integrated system to utilize the waste coal mine methane (CMM) at the Federal No. 2 Coal Mine in West Virginia was designed and built. The system includes power generation, using internal combustion engines, along with gas processing equipment to upgrade sub-quality waste methane to pipeline quality standards. The power generation has a nominal capacity of 1,200 kw and the gas processing system can treat about 1 million cubic feet per day (1 MMCFD) of gas. The gas processing is based on the Northwest Fuel Development, Inc. (NW Fuel) proprietary continuous pressure swing adsorption (CPSA) process that can remove nitrogen from CMM streams. The two major components of the integrated system are synergistic. The byproduct gas stream from the gas processing equipment can be used as fuel for the power generating equipment. In return, the power generating equipment provides the nominal power requirements of the gas processing equipment. This Phase III effort followed Phase I, which was comprised of a feasibility study for the project, and Phase II, where the final design for the commercial-scale demonstration was completed. The fact that NW Fuel is desirous of continuing to operate the equipment on a commercial basis provides the validation for having advanced the project through all of these phases. The limitation experienced by the project during Phase III was that the CMM available to operate the CPSA system on a commercial basis was not of sufficiently high quality. NW Fuel's CPSA process is limited in its applicability, requiring a relatively high quality of gas as the feed to the process. The CPSA process was demonstrated during Phase III for a limited time, during which the processing capabilities met the expected results, but the process was never capable of providing pipeline quality gas from the available low quality CMM. The NW Fuel CPSA process is a low-cost ''polishing unit'' capable of removing a few percent nitrogen. It was never intended to process CMM streams containing high levels of nitrogen, as is now the case at the Federal No.2 Mine. Even lacking the CPSA pipeline delivery demonstration, the project was successful in laying the groundwork for future commercial applications of the integrated system. This operation can still provide a guide for other coal mines which need options for utilization of their methane resources. The designed system can be used as a complete template, or individual components of the system can be segregated and utilized separately at other mines. The use of the CMM not only provides an energy fuel from an otherwise wasted resource, but it also yields an environmental benefit by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The methane has twenty times the greenhouse effect as compared to carbon dioxide, which the combustion of the methane generates. The net greenhouse gas emission mitigation is substantial.

  1. References (AAAI-2011 tutorial: Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining) 1. Abdul-Mageed, M., M.T. Diab, and M. Korayem. Subjectivity and sentiment analysis of modern

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Net glosses. In Proceedings of Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational the pricing power of product features by mining consumer reviews. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD Conference applied to multi-way sentiment detection. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference

  2. SEISMIC MONITORING APPLIED TO MINES SAFETY AND OPTIMAL DESIGN OF MINE LAYOUTS IN HARD ROCK MASS SITATIONS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    SEISMIC MONITORING APPLIED TO MINES SAFETY AND OPTIMAL DESIGN OF MINE LAYOUTS IN HARD ROCK MASSRockMechanics, School of Mines ofNancy, France. ABSTRACT : The paper intends to show how seismic data can be usefĂĽlly rock, tabular situations are usually associated with induced, seismic activity, i.e. the occurrence

  3. ITP Mining: Water Use in Industries of the Future: Mining Industry

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    Water Use in Industries of the Future: Mining Industry 1 Contributed by: Jim Mavis CH2M HILL 777 108 th Ave., NE Bellevue, WA 98004 Prepared under contract to Center for Waste...

  4. ITP Mining: Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining...

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    1 Combustion Engineering, Combustion-Fossil Power, Chapter 2-7, 1991. Coal 2-1 Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining Industry Anthracite - Hard and very...

  5. ITP Mining: Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining...

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

    oil is consumed by bulldozers, portable mining equipment, and dryers. Dryers are usually gas-fired, but use oil as a standby fuel. Power consumption is a function of material...

  6. Preliminary report on LLNL mine seismicity deployment at the Twentymile Coal Mine

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    Walter, W.R.; Hunter, S.L.; Glenn, L.A.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the preliminary results of a just completed experiment at the Twentymile Coal Mine, operated by the Cyprus Amax Coal Company near Oak Creek, CO. The purpose of the experiment was to obtain local and regional seismic data from roof caves associated with long-wall mining activities and to use this data to help determine the effectiveness with which these events can be discriminated from underground nuclear explosions under a future Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

  7. Aluminum Nitride Micro-Channels Grown via Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy for MEMs Applications

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    Rodak, L.E.; Kuchibhatla, S.; Famouri, P.; Ting, L.; Korakakis, D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Aluminum nitride (AlN) is a promising material for a number of applications due to its temperature and chemical stability. Furthermore, AlN maintains its piezoelectric properties at higher temperatures than more commonly used materials, such as Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) [1, 2], making AlN attractive for high temperature micro and nanoelectromechanical (MEMs and NEMs) applications including, but not limited to, high temperature sensors and actuators, micro-channels for fuel cell applications, and micromechanical resonators. This work presents a novel AlN micro-channel fabrication technique using Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE). AlN easily nucleates on dielectric surfaces due to the large sticking coefficient and short diffusion length of the aluminum species resulting in a high quality polycrystalline growth on typical mask materials, such as silicon dioxide and silicon nitride [3,4]. The fabrication process introduced involves partially masking a substrate with a silicon dioxide striped pattern and then growing AlN via MOVPE simultaneously on the dielectric mask and exposed substrate. A buffered oxide etch is then used to remove the underlying silicon dioxide and leave a free standing AlN micro-channel. The width of the channel has been varied from 5 ěm to 110 ěm and the height of the air gap from 130 nm to 800 nm indicating the stability of the structure. Furthermore, this versatile process has been performed on (111) silicon, c-plane sapphire, and gallium nitride epilayers on sapphire substrates. Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and Raman measurements have been taken on channels grown on each substrate and indicate that the substrate is influencing the growth of the AlN micro-channels on the SiO2 sacrificial layer.

  8. Computer Science MAPO: Mining API Usages from

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    Xie, Tao

    Computer Science MAPO: Mining API Usages from Open Source Repositories Tao Xie Department of Computer Science North Carolina State University, USA Jian Pei Department of Computer Science Simon Fraser University, Canada ·http://ase.csc.ncsu.edu/ #12;Computer Science Learning API Usages is Challenging ·org

  9. Global integration for metals, mining and forest

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    such as coils, bars and sheets. · Forest and paper companies own or lease forests, cut timber, process woodBeyond the familiar Global integration for metals, mining and forest and paper companies Industrial commitment by IBM Global Business Services to provide analysis and viewpoints that help companies realize

  10. Geospatial Data Store Colorado School of Mines

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    Geospatial Data Store Colorado School of Mines White Paper February 2006 Martin Spann, Adjunct Professor EPICS #12;2 A Geospatial Data Store Contents Executive Summary Proposed Budget (short version) General Information Geospatial Data Geospatial Data Store Library Geospatial Committee Academic

  11. Database Transposition for Constrained (Closed) Pattern Mining

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Database Transposition for Constrained (Closed) Pattern Mining Baptiste Jeudy1 and Fran¸cois Rioult pat- terns in databases with pathological size. For example, experiments in genome biology usually provide databases with thousands of attributes (genes) but only tens of objects (experiments

  12. Rare Earth Element Mines, Deposits, and Occurrences

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    Torgersen, Christian

    Rare Earth Element Mines, Deposits, and Occurrences by Greta J. Orris1 and Richard I. Grauch2 Open. For many years, the deposit at Mountain Pass was the world's dominant source of rare earth elements of rare earth element concentration. Many of the occurrences have not been well studied and the economic

  13. Bornholm Cases in Web Mining rup Nielsen

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    Nielsen, Finn Ă?rup

    Bornholm Cases in Web Mining Finn A Ă? rup Nielsen Informatics and Mathematical Modelling Technical A Ă? rup Nielsen, IMM, DTU April 7, 2002 OVERVIEW #15; PubMed & ISI #15; ResearchIndex. Web; DEADLINER. Special topic search engine. #15; Webgames. #15; Modeling the growth of the web. #15; Gene

  14. Bornholm Web Mining Techniques rup Nielsen

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    Nielsen, Finn Ă?rup

    Bornholm Web Mining Techniques Finn A Ă? rup Nielsen Informatics and Mathematical Modelling; Focused crawling #15; Counting links #15; Size of web-sites #15; PostScript/PDF conversion #15; Generation and Giles, 1998). \\[...] no engine indexes more than about 16% of the web" (Lawrence and Giles, 1999). #15

  15. Physical Limitations on Mining Natural Earth Systems

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    Physical Limitations on Mining Natural Earth Systems A view of the Himalayas from Lhasa Tad Patzek of fossil fuels ("resources") left all over the Earth The resource size (current balance of a banking flow-based solutions (wind turbines, photovoltaics, and biofuels) will require most radical changes

  16. State Budget and its Impacts on Mines

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    1 State Budget and its Impacts on Mines Faculty Conference August 23, 2010 Kirsten M. Volpi, CPA Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration #12;Agenda State of Colorado budget overview budget Future Financial outlook State Senate Bill 10-003 2 #12;State of Colorado Budget (OSPB October

  17. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

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    Tingley, Joseph V.

    are included. Metals Industrial Minerals Oil and Gas Geothermal Exploration Development Mining Processing This report, nineteenth of an annual series, describes 1997 mineral, oil and gas, and geothermal activities and accomplishments in Nevada: production statistics, exploration and development including drilling for petroleum

  18. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

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    Tingley, Joseph V.

    are included. Metals Industrial Minerals Oil and Gas Geothermal Exploration Development Mining Processing This report, twentieth of an annual series, describes 1998 mineral, oil and gas, and geothermal activities and accomplishments in Nevada: production statistics, exploration and development including drilling for petroleum

  19. WIRELESS MINE-WIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

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    Zvi H. Meiksin

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A prototype tracking system was built and tested. Moving vehicles were detected by the tracking system when a vehicle was 20 to 30 feet away from a location sensor. The identity of the vehicle was transmitted to Transtek's in-mine communications system and relayed to a desktop computer.

  20. Colorado School of Mines Service Center Procedures

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    will usually develop and incorporate its own indirect cost rate in order to recover utilities, space School of Mines Service Center Procedures - 2 - I. PURPOSE CSM conducts research under Government sponsored awards. Therefore, service center procedures must reflect government regulatory costing principles

  1. Mining malware specifications through static reachability analysis

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Mining malware specifications through static reachability analysis Hugo Daniel Macedo1 and Tayssir be used to model the stack operations occurring during the binary code execution), use reachability the file under analysis is malicious. Experimental data shows that our approach can be used to learn

  2. New Mexico Bureau Mines and Mineral

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    Dunbar, Nelia W.

    Number22 - 1999 New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources a division of Nei~, Mexico Tech forsandblasting five times! ThisIssue Earth Briefs-Better age estimates on some New Mexico volcanic rocks Have You) NewMexico's Most Wanted Minera Is (pageT) Magnification of microscopic miner- als and glass (page 8

  3. Industrial hygiene aspects of underground oil shale mining

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    Hargis, K.M.; Jackson, J.O.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Health hazards associated with underground oil shale mining are summarized in this report. Commercial oil shale mining will be conducted on a very large scale. Conventional mining techniques of drilling, blasting, mucking, loading, scaling, and roof bolting will be employed. Room-and-pillar mining will be utilized in most mines, but mining in support of MIS retorting may also be conducted. Potential health hazards to miners may include exposure to oil shale dusts, diesel exhaust, blasting products, gases released from the oil shale or mine water, noise and vibration, and poor environmental conditions. Mining in support of MIS retorting may in addition include potential exposure to oil shale retort offgases and retort liquid products. Based upon the very limited industrial hygiene surveys and sampling in experimental oil shale mines, it does not appear that oil shale mining will result in special or unique health hazards. Further animal toxicity testing data could result in reassessment if findings are unusual. Sufficient information is available to indicate that controls for dust will be required in most mining activities, ventilation will be necessary to carry away gases and vapors from blasting and diesel equipment, and a combination of engineering controls and personal protection will likely be required for control of noise. Recommendations for future research are included.

  4. International H

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

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFunInfrared LandResponses to EngineeredA GENERAL2 International H 2 O Project

  5. International Sunport

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

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFunInfrared LandResponses to EngineeredA GENERAL2 International HChallenges

  6. Characterization of microscale wear in a ploysilicon-based MEMS device using AFM and PEEM-NEXAFS spectromicroscopy.

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    Grierson, D. S.; Konicek, A. R.; Wabiszewski, G. E.; Sumant, A. V.; de Boer, M. P.; Corwin, A. D.; Carpick, R. W. (Center for Nanoscale Materials); ( PSC-USR); (Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison); (Univ. of Pennsylvania); (SNL)

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanisms of microscale wear in silicon-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are elucidated by studying a polysilicon nanotractor, a device specifically designed to conduct friction and wear tests under controlled conditions. Photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) was combined with near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) to quantitatively probe chemical changes and structural modification, respectively, in the wear track of the nanotractor. The ability of PEEM-NEXAFS to spatially map chemical variations in the near-surface region of samples at high lateral spatial resolution is unparalleled and therefore ideally suited for this study. The results show that it is possible to detect microscopic chemical changes using PEEM-NEXAFS, specifically, oxidation at the sliding interface of a MEMS device. We observe that wear induces oxidation of the polysilicon at the immediate contact interface, and the spectra are consistent with those from amorphous SiO{sub 2}. The oxidation is correlated with gouging and debris build-up in the wear track, as measured by AFM and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

  7. 2. A. Malczewski, S. Eshelman, B. Pillans, J. Ehmke, and C.L. Gold-smith, X-band RF MEMS phase shifters for phased array applications,

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    Myung, Noh-Hoon

    -tamijani, L. Dussopt, and G.M. Rebeiz, Miniature and tunable filters using MEMS capacitors, IEEE Trans], a great deal of research has been reported in the literature, taking advantage of the super-compact size to a super- compact stopband filter in planar coplanar waveguide (CPW) technology [3]. J. Garci´a-Garci´a et

  8. Critical considerations of pupil alignment to achieve open-loop control of MEMS deformable mirror in non-linear laser scanning fluorescence

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    mechanism of the MEMS DM, a high resolution CMOS camera and a compact Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor-Hartmann wavefront sensor 1. INTRODUCTION Nonlinear fluorescence microscopic imaging, with its unique advantages of intrinsic three dimensional optical sectioning ability, deep tissue penetration, and reduced photo

  9. Aluminum Nitride Thin Films on Titanium for Piezoelectric MEMS Applications Seth Boeshore, Emily Parker, Vanni Lughi, Noel C. MacDonald

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    MacDonald, Noel C.

    Aluminum Nitride Thin Films on Titanium for Piezoelectric MEMS Applications Seth Boeshore, Emily Parker, Vanni Lughi, Noel C. MacDonald University of California, Santa Barbara Highly­textured aluminum, biocompatibility, and high fracture toughness. As a piezoelectric ceramic, aluminum nitride is compatible

  10. Metal MEMS Tools for Beating-heart Tissue Removal Andrew H. Gosline, Member, IEEE, Nikolay V. Vasilyev, Arun Veeramani, MingTing Wu, Greg Schmitz,

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    Dupont, Pierre

    Metal MEMS Tools for Beating-heart Tissue Removal Andrew H. Gosline, Member, IEEE, Nikolay V the surgical removal of tissue from inside the beating heart. The tool is manufactured using a unique metal that can enter the heart through the vasculature. Incorporating both irrigation and aspiration, the tissue

  11. Usage Mining for the World Wide Web WenChen Hu, wenchen@cs.und.edu

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    Hu, Wen-Chen

    an overview and analysis of current Web usage mining technologies and systems. A Web usage mining system recommendations, etc. This paper provides an overview and analysis of current Web usage mining technologies usage mining is also given. Related Web usage mining technology reviews can also be found in [13, 17

  12. An Algorithm for In-Core Frequent Itemset Mining on Streaming Data Ruoming Jin Gagan Agrawal

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    Agrawal, Gagan

    .ohio-state.edu Abstract Frequent itemset mining is a core data mining operation and has been extensively studied over Frequent itemset mining is a core data mining operation and has been extensively studied over the lastAn Algorithm for In-Core Frequent Itemset Mining on Streaming Data Ruoming Jin Gagan Agrawal

  13. Approximate Mining of Consensus Sequential Patterns Hye-Chung (Monica) Kum

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    Whitton, Mary C.

    . Mining sequential patterns in large databases of such data has become an important data mining task pattern mining, to mine databases with long sequences. A paradigm, which defines patterns operationallyApproximate Mining of Consensus Sequential Patterns by Hye-Chung (Monica) Kum A dissertation

  14. Atomistic modeling of nanowires, small-scale fatigue damage in cast magnesium, and materials for MEMS.

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    Dunn, Martin L. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Talmage, Mellisa J. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); McDowell, David L., 1956- (,-Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA); West, Neil (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Gullett, Philip Michael (Mississippi State University , MS); Miller, David C. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Spark, Kevin (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Diao, Jiankuai (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Horstemeyer, Mark F. (Mississippi State University , MS); Zimmerman, Jonathan A.; Gall, K (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA)

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lightweight and miniaturized weapon systems are driving the use of new materials in design such as microscale materials and ultra low-density metallic materials. Reliable design of future weapon components and systems demands a thorough understanding of the deformation modes in these materials that comprise the components and a robust methodology to predict their performance during service or storage. Traditional continuum models of material deformation and failure are not easily extended to these new materials unless microstructural characteristics are included in the formulation. For example, in LIGA Ni and Al-Si thin films, the physical size is on the order of microns, a scale approaching key microstructural features. For a new potential structural material, cast Mg offers a high stiffness-to-weight ratio, but the microstructural heterogeneity at various scales requires a structure-property continuum model. Processes occurring at the nanoscale and microscale develop certain structures that drive material behavior. The objective of the work presented in this report was to understand material characteristics in relation to mechanical properties at the nanoscale and microscale in these promising new material systems. Research was conducted primarily at the University of Colorado at Boulder to employ tightly coupled experimentation and simulation to study damage at various material size scales under monotonic and cyclic loading conditions. Experimental characterization of nano/micro damage will be accomplished by novel techniques such as in-situ environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), 1 MeV transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). New simulations to support experimental efforts will include modified embedded atom method (MEAM) atomistic simulations at the nanoscale and single crystal micromechanical finite element simulations. This report summarizes the major research and development accomplishments for the LDRD project titled 'Atomistic Modeling of Nanowires, Small-scale Fatigue Damage in Cast Magnesium, and Materials for MEMS'. This project supported a strategic partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Colorado at Boulder by providing funding for the lead author, Ken Gall, and his students, while he was a member of the University of Colorado faculty.

  15. Proc. of IEEE DMGrid 2004, Workshop on Data Mining and Grid of IEEE ICDM 2004, Int. Conf. on Data Mining, Brighton (UK), 1-4 Nov., 2004 Distributed Mining of Molecular Fragments

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    Reiterer, Harald

    Proc. of IEEE DMGrid 2004, Workshop on Data Mining and Grid of IEEE ICDM 2004, Int. Conf. on Data Mining, Brighton (UK), 1-4 Nov., 2004 Distributed Mining of Molecular Fragments Giuseppe Di Fatta ICAR sequential algorithms of data mining and data exploration are often unsuitable for datasets with enormous

  16. Mining Gamma-Ray Burst Data

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    Jon Hakkila; Richard J. Roiger; David J. Haglin; Robert S. Mallozzi; Geoffrey N. Pendleton; Charles A. Meegan

    2000-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma-ray bursts provide what is probably one of the messiest of all astrophysical data sets. Burst class properties are indistinct, as overlapping characteristics of individual bursts are convolved with effects of instrumental and sampling biases. Despite these complexities, data mining techniques have allowed new insights to be made about gamma-ray burst data. We demonstrate how data mining techniques have simultaneously allowed us to learn about gamma-ray burst detectors and data collection, cosmological effects in burst data, and properties of burst subclasses. We discuss the exciting future of this field, and the web-based tool we are developing (with support from the NASA AISR Program). We invite others to join us in AI-guided gamma-ray burst classification (http://grb.mnsu.edu/grb/).

  17. Marine clathrate mining and sediment separation

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    Borns, David J. (Albuquerque, NM); Hinkebein, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM); Lynch, Richard W. (Albuquerque, NM); Northrop, David A. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for mining of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon-containing clathrate such as is found on the ocean floor. The hydrocarbon containing clathrate is disaggregated from sediment by first disrupting clathrate-containing strata using continuous mining means such as a rotary tilling drum, a fluid injector, or a drill. The clathrate-rich portion of sediment thus disrupted from the sea floor strata are carried through the apparatus to regions of relative lower pressure and/or relative higher temperature where the clathrate further dissociates into component hydrocarbons and water. The hydrocarbon is recovered with the assistance of a gas that is injected and buoys the hydrocarbon containing clathrate helping it to rise to regions of lower pressure and temperature where hydrocarbon is released. The sediment separated from the hydrocarbon returns to the ocean floor.

  18. Cutting sound enhancement system for mining machines

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    Leigh, Michael C. (Coal Center, PA); Kwitowski, August J. (Clairton, PA)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A cutting sound enhancement system (10) for transmitting an audible signal from the cutting head (101) of a piece of mine machinery (100) to an operator at a remote station (200), wherein, the operator using a headphone unit (14) can monitor the difference in sounds being made solely by the cutting head (101) to determine the location of the roof, floor, and walls of a coal seam (50).

  19. Injury experience in stone mining, 1991. Information report

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    Not Available

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) informational report reviews in detail the occupational injury and illness experience of stone mining in the united States for 1991. Data reported by operators of mining establishments concerning work injuries are summarized by work location, accident classification, part of body injured, nature of injury, occupation, and principal type of mineral. Related information on employment, worktime, and operating activity also is presented. Data reported by independent contractors performing certain work at mining locations are depicted separately in this report. For ease of comparison with other metal and nonmetallic mineral mining industries and with coal mining, summary reference tabulations are included at the end of both the operator and the contractor sections of this report.

  20. Safety at coal mines: what role does methane play?

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    NONE

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent Sago Mine disaster in West Virginia and other widely publicized coal mine accidents around the world have received a great deal of attention and have generated some confusion about the link between methane drainage and safety. In response, this article provides an overview of safety concerns faced by coal mines and how they do or do not relate to methane. The first section explains the variety of safety issues a coal mine must take into consideration, including methane build-up. The second section summarizes the recent coal mines accident at Sago Mine in West Virginia. The final section describes the regulatory and legislative responses in the US. 2 refs., 2 figs.

  1. Coal conversion siting on coal mined lands: water quality issues

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    Triegel, E.K.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The siting of new technology coal conversion facilities on land disturbed by coal mining results in both environmental benefits and unique water quality issues. Proximity to mining reduces transportation requirements and restores disrupted land to productive use. Uncertainties may exist, however, in both understanding the existing site environment and assessing the impact of the new technology. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently assessing the water-related impacts of proposed coal conversion facilities located in areas disturbed by surface and underground coal mining. Past mining practices, leaving highly permeable and unstable fill, may affect the design and quality of data from monitoring programs. Current mining and dewatering, or past underground mining may alter groundwater or surface water flow patterns or affect solid waste disposal stability. Potential acid-forming material influences the siting of waste disposal areas and the design of grading operations. These and other problems are considered in relation to the uncertainties and potentially unique problems inherent in developing new technologies.

  2. Determining Mountaintop Mining Locations in West Virginia Using Elevation Datasets

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    Rowland, Danny

    2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Determining Mountaintop Mining Locations in West Virginia Using Elevation Datasets Danny Rowland Haskell Indian Nations University Image from: http://www.colorado.edu/geography/cartpro/cartography2/spring2006/syphers.../projects/westvirginia/whatis.htm Image from: http://washingtonindependent.com/49008/congress-takes-on-mountaintop-mining Mountaintop Mining Operation 2 Elevation datasets: NED & SRTM West Virginia NED SRTM Elevation Change Over ~30 Year Period 20021970’s SRTM Subtracted from...

  3. Linking heavy metal bioavailability (Cd, Cu, Zn and Pb) in Scots pine needles to soil properties in reclaimed mine areas

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    Battles, John

    concentrations in mine soils. An exception was in the case of Cd in soils on sand quarry and hard coal spoil heap. Introduction Post-mining facilities such as open pit quarries, lignite mine spoil heaps, open pit sulphur mine

  4. Application of the directional hydraulic fracturing at Berezovskaya Mine

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    Lekontsev, Y.M.; Sazhin, P.V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation). Institute for Mining

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper analyzes the experimental research of the directional hydraulic fracturing applied for weakening of rocks at Berezovskaya Mine (Kuznetsk Coal Basin) in 2005-2006.

  5. Development Wells At Salt Wells Area (Nevada Bureau of Mines...

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    Salt Wells Area (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 2009) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Development Wells At Salt Wells Area...

  6. abandoned underground mines: Topics by E-print Network

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

    . Atmospheric pressure . Air temperature on the surface . Exits . Open or closed old mining voids Introduction, atmospheric pressure, speed and direction of the wind have also...

  7. association rule mining: Topics by E-print Network

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

    itemsets Example: Milk, Diaper Beer Rule Evaluation Terzi, Evimaria 16 Mining Spatial Gene Expression Data Using Negative Association Rules CERN Preprints Summary: Over...

  8. The market for large rigid haul trucks in surface mining

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    Gilewicz, P.

    2002-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Originally published in 2001 this updated report provides a definition of the market for large rigid haulers in surface mining. The analysis covers changes to the mining market segments buying these machines including the gains made by coal producers, retrenchment in copper mining, the consolidation taking place among gold mining companies, and the expansion of iron ore producers in Australia and Brazil. It includes a detailed accounting of 2001 truck shipments, and an analysis of trends in the Ultra-truck segment. It concludes with a revised forecast for shipments through 2006. 12 charts, 56 tabs., 2 apps.

  9. Truckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines...

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

    student teams-from Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada and Colorado School of Mines in Denver, Colorado-demonstrated exceptional rigor in their research and...

  10. Vendors boot up a new generation of mining software

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    Carter, R.A.

    2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    From complete mine management down to the smallest detail of process or machine design, the latest programs are claimed to process and display data easier, faster, and more accurately. MINExpo 2008 held in Las Vegas in September offered a bonanza of information on complete mine management to specilaized financial modules. Gemcom Software introduced new versions of five of its key products - Surpac 6.1, GEMS 6.2, Minex 5.3, MinerSched 6.0 and Whittle 4.2. Lerca Geosystems launched its Jigsaw 360 mine management suite, encompassing GPS navigation. Products launched by Modular Mining systems, Carlson Software, DEM Solutions and Logimine are also mentioned. 2 figs.

  11. An improved formulation of the underground mine scheduling ...

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    2012-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    set within a resource production/consumption framework is presented, ...... Mining Engineering, Amer. Inst. Min. Metall. Pet. Eng, 55(8):33–39,. 2003. 8. J. Little ...

  12. Reclaiming Altered Landscapes: The Bingham Canyon Mine Memorial.

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    Haddadin, Dafer S.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Open-Pit mining in America has created landscape alterations that are vast and permanent. These landscapes have created and erased entire communities in order to extract… (more)

  13. DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    DOE identified the preferred alternative of continued management of the program with exploration, mine development and operations, and reclamation at 31 lease tracts for the...

  14. A Multistage Stochastic Programming Approach to Open Pit Mine ...

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    2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 24, 2008 ... have been made to use such multiple estimates in mine production ..... should, perhaps, be viewed as a process that is part “exploration” and.

  15. NPDES Rule for Coal Mining Facilities (West Virginia)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This rule establishes requirements implementing the powers, duties, and responsibilities of State's Water Pollution Control Act with respect to all coal mines, preparation plants and all refuse and...

  16. !"#$%&'()&"*'+,"('+(-.'(/'(01$2,'+,%$+( !"#$%&!'#!'#()*+'"%#!'#,-cole des Mines de Nantes

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -Marc Menaud, HdR, cole des Mines de Nantes M. Jean-Pierre Gudon, Professeur, cole Polytechnique de Nantes M

  17. Rule of Tennessee Department of Conservation Division of Surface Mining (Tennessee)

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    The Division of Surface Mining, under the authority of the Department of Environment and Conservation, has established rules specific to the mining of coal. All coal mining operations must first...

  18. LARGE SCALE PERMEABILITY TEST OF THE GRANITE IN THE STRIPA MINE AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY TEST

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    Lundstrom, L.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PERMEABILITY TEST OF THE GRANITE' IN THE STRIPA MINE AND,PERMEABILITY TEST OF THE GRANITE IN THE STRIPA MINE ANDPERMEABILITY TEST OF THE GRANITE IN THE STRIPA MINE AND

  19. SWEDISH-AMERICAN COOPERATIVE PROGRAM ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE IN MINED CAVERNS. PROGRAM SUMMARY

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    Witherspoon, P.A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WASTE STORAGE IN MINED CAVERNS by P. A. Witherspoon LawrenceWASTE STORAGE IN MINED CAVERNS INTRODUCTION Final and safeon the possibility of using mined caverns in salt as waste

  20. E-Print Network 3.0 - arlit uranium mines Sample Search Results

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

    Mathematics 5 geology and Ranger 1 open-pit uranium mine in Australia Summary: Uranium geology and mining Ranger 1 open-pit uranium mine in Australia Mikael Hk UHDSG...

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - abandoned uranium mines Sample Search Results

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

    Sciences and Ecology 15 geology and Ranger 1 open-pit uranium mine in Australia Summary: Uranium geology and mining Ranger 1 open-pit uranium mine in Australia Mikael Hk UHDSG...

  2. Colliers in Corsets? Uncovering Stark County's Nineteenth-Century Coal Mining Women

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    Sampson, Jason

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    notion of family labor that persisted in the coal mines. InAmerican women first entered the coal mines en masse, theyCounty’s Nineteenth-Century Coal Mining Women According to

  3. Chapter 3. Volume and Characteristics of Uranium Mine Wastes Uranium has been found and mined in a wide variety of rocks, including sandstone, carbonates1

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    3-1 Chapter 3. Volume and Characteristics of Uranium Mine Wastes Uranium has been found and mined conventional mining, solution extraction, and milling of uranium, a principal focus of this report is TENORM, or which may need future reclamation. When uranium mining first started, most of the ores were recovered

  4. International Student and

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    Admissions Disability Services International Student and Scholar Services International Student of Continuing Education Theresa Ganglghassemlouei and Beth Isensee, International Student and Scholar Services Colleges & Programs Student Outcomes: · Process improvements · Enhance orientation content based

  5. Wood Resources International

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    Wood Resources International Wood Raw Material Consumption on the Rise Despite Weak Global Economy UNECE Timber Committee Meeting October 7-8, 2003 Geneva, Switzerland Hĺkan Ekström Wood Resources International #12;Wood Resources International Outline · Roundwood Removals · Roundwood Consumption · Raw

  6. 21 11 13 INTERNATIONAL

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    Yamamoto, Hirosuke

    31 E 32 F 32 #12; iv INTERNATIONAL ERGONOMICS ASSOCIATION #12; 3 INTERNATIONAL ERGONOMICS ASSOCIATION CODE OF CONDUCT ERGONOMICS ASSOCIATION (2006) http://www.iea.cc/browse.php?contID=international_ergonomics_association A6

  7. RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE IN MINED CAVERNS IN CRYSTALLINE ROCK-RESULTS OF FIELD INVESTIGATIONS AT STRIPA, SWEDEN

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    Witherspoon, P.A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waste Storage in Mined Caverns—Program Summary. LawrenceWASTE STORAGE IN MINED CAVERNS IN CRYSTALLINE ROCK- BESULTS

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - asan mining district Sample Search Results

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

    University of Hawai'i at Manoa Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 7 Spatial Data Mining, Michael May, Fraunhofer AIS 1 Spatial Data Mining for Customer...

  9. Constructing the aesthetic sense : traversing scales of habitation in the Bingham Canyon Mine .

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    Pierce, Matthew W., 1973-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The activities of mining and mine reclamation in the American West raise questions of how we perceive, value, and differentiate between 'natural' and man-made landscapes,… (more)

  10. WIPP Employee Inducted Into Mine Rescue Hall of Fame - WIPP Teams...

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

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Blue Mine Rescue Team Captain Gary Kessler (right) receives an award from Neal Merrifield, administrator for the Mine Safety and Health Administration...

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced mining training Sample Search...

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

    Techniques and Applications Summary: organization: how do research idea come about? Train up talents who can eventually run their own data mining... Data Mining: Foundation,...

  12. Internal Controls Evaluations

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

    iPortal Space. III. GAO Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government In 1999, GAO issued revised Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government. This...

  13. Student Trainee (Engineering)- Intern

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of the Pathways Intern Employment Program is to provide the intern with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and support educational goals. The program is...

  14. International Commitments Management

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

    2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This Order establishes a process to manage the Department's International Commitments under the administrative direction of the Office of Policy and International Affairs. No cancellation.

  15. Stability evaluation of the Markel Mine at Weeks Island, Louisiana

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    Hoffman, E.L.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A three dimensional (3D) finite element analysis of the Markel Mine located on Weeks Island was performed to: (1) evaluate the stability of the mine and (2) determine the effect of mine failure on the nearby Morton Salt mine and SPR facilities. The first part of the stability evaluation investigates the effect of pillar failure on mine stability. These simulations revealed that tensile stresses and dilatant damage develop in the overlying salt as a result of pillar loss. These tensile stresses extend to the salt/overburden interface only for the case where all 45 of the pillars are assumed to fail. Tensile stresses would likely cause microfracturing of the salt, resulting in a flow path for groundwater from the overlying aquifer to enter the mine. The dilatant damage bridges between the mine and the overburden in the case where 15 or more pillars are removed from the model. Dilatant damage is attributed to microfracturing or changes in the pore structure of the salt and could also result in a flow path for groundwater to enter the mine. The second part of the Markel Mine evaluation investigates the stability of the pillars with respect to three failure mechanisms: tensile failure, compressive failure, and creep rupture. A 3D slabbing pillar model of the Markel mine was developed to investigate progressive failure of the pillars and the effect of slabbing on mine stability. Based on a strain-limiting creep rupture criterion, pillar failure is predicted to be extensive at present. The associated loss of pillar strength should be equivalent to removing all pillars from the model as was done in the first part of this stability analysis, resulting in the possibility of ground water intrusion. Since creep rupture is not a well understood phenomenon, further development and validation of this criterion is recommended.

  16. Mines and Quarries: The Coal Mines (Precautions against Inflammable Dust) Order, 1956 

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    Her Majesty's Stationary Office

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This order is made under the Mines and Quarries Act, 1954, s. 190, which empowers the Minister of Fuel and Power to re-enact (to the extent to which they could be enacted in regulations made under the Act and subject to ...

  17. Mines and Quarries: The Coal and Other Mines (Safety -Lamps and Lighting) Order, 1956 

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    Her Majesty's Stationary Office

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This order is made under the Mines and Quarries Act, 1954, s. 190, which empowers the Minister of Fuel and Power to re-enact (to the extent to which they could be enacted in regulations made under the Act and subject to modifications of the kind...

  18. Safety in Mine Research EstablishmentPresent-day requirements for protection against fire in coal mines 

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    Kushnarev, A.; Koslyuk, A.; Petrov, P.

    Analysis of a statistical data shows that, on an average, about 50% of the total underground emergencies occurring in coal mines in the USSR are due to fires. Great attention is, therefore, paid in our country to the problem of protection against...

  19. Patent data mining method and apparatus

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    Boyack, Kevin W. (Albuquerque, NM); Grafe, V. Gerald (Corrales, NM); Johnson, David K. (Albuquerque, NM); Wylie, Brian N. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of data mining represents related patents in a multidimensional space. Distance between patents in the multidimensional space corresponds to the extent of relationship between the patents. The relationship between pairings of patents can be expressed based on weighted combinations of several predicates. The user can select portions of the space to perceive. The user also can interact with and control the communication of the space, focusing attention on aspects of the space of most interest. The multidimensional spatial representation allows more ready comprehension of the structure of the relationships among the patents.

  20. Clarification of construction and mining rainfall runoff

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    Perry, Roberta Davyd

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the April 26, 1977, issue of the Federal Re ister. These guide- lines apply to discharges from coal mining sites and associated areas, including surface rainfall runoff. The parameters limited in these standards include pH, total suspended solids, total...H, coagulant dose, and mixing on the efficiency of selected coagulants are evaluated. For the use of either the polymer, American Cyanamid Super- floc 340 or alum with lime for pH adjustment, lower pH levels gave improved removal of total suspended solids...

  1. Acid mine water aeration and treatment system

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    Ackman, Terry E. (Finleyville, PA); Place, John M. (Bethel Park, PA)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An in-line system is provided for treating acid mine drainage which basically comprises the combination of a jet pump (or pumps) and a static mixer. The jet pump entrains air into the acid waste water using a Venturi effect so as to provide aeration of the waste water while further aeration is provided by the helical vanes of the static mixer. A neutralizing agent is injected into the suction chamber of the jet pump and the static mixer is formed by plural sections offset by 90 degrees.

  2. The Silicon Mine | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revisionEnvReviewNonInvasiveExplorationUT-gTaguspark JumpDetective Jump to:the Nature ofMine Jump to: navigation,

  3. Data Analysis and Mining at NERSC

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to UserProduct: CrudeOffice ofINL is a U.S.11-26-20131DarenDataMining Data

  4. Mining Industry Profile | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion | Department ofT ib l L d F S i DOE TribaltheMy nameMid-LevelMidwestSept. 2005 |9Mining

  5. UTILIZATION OF SEISMIC AND INFRASOUND SIGNALS FOR CHARACTERIZING MINING EXPLOSIONS

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    Stump, Brian W.

    and the Tyrone Mine in New Mexico. The seismo- acoustic station at Ft. Hancock, Texas, and the infrasound upgrade of large-scale cast blasts in Wyoming, copper fragmentation blasts in Arizona and New Mexico, and taconite on the Western US, where a variety of different types of mining operations exist, ranging from surface coal cast

  6. A Polygon-based Methodology for Mining Related Spatial Datasets

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    Eick, Christoph F.

    , such as countries, and in that they can be used for the modeling of spatial events, such as air pollution. MoreoverA Polygon-based Methodology for Mining Related Spatial Datasets Sujing Wang, Chun-Sheng Chen clusters. This paper claims that polygon analysis is particularly useful for mining related, spatial

  7. Mining Spatial Association Rules in Census Data: A Relational Approach

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    Malerba, Donato

    Mining Spatial Association Rules in Census Data: A Relational Approach Donato Malerba, Francesca A involving spatial relations among (spatial) objects. The method is based on a multi-relational data mining by traditional statistical techniques in spatial data analysis. The proposed method has been implemented

  8. Modeling Spatial Dependencies for Mining Geospatial Data: An Introduction

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    Shekhar, Shashi

    Modeling Spatial Dependencies for Mining Geospatial Data: An Introduction Sanjay Chawla \\Lambda Shashi Shekhar \\Lambda Weili Wu \\Lambda Uygar Ozesmi y May 25, 2000 Abstract Spatial data mining databases. Efficient tools for extracting information from spatial data sets can be of importance

  9. Finding Aggregate Proximity Relationships and Commonalities in Spatial Data Mining

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    Knorr, Edwin M.

    Finding Aggregate Proximity Relationships and Commonalities in Spatial Data Mining Edwin M. Knorr interested in mining spatial data. Due to the ever­growing uses of spatial systems such as GIS's, there are already huge amounts of spatial data accumulated, presenting ample opportunities for data analysis

  10. WHAT'S SPATIAL ABOUT SPATIAL DATA MINING: THREE CASE STUDIES

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    Shekhar, Shashi

    Chapter 1 WHAT'S SPATIAL ABOUT SPATIAL DATA MINING: THREE CASE STUDIES Shashi Shekhar, Yan Huang, Weili Wu, C.T. Lu, and S. Chawla Abstract Spatial data mining is the process of discovering interesting patterns from tra­ ditional numeric and categorical data due to the complexity of spatial data types

  11. DRAFT Chapter 7 Introduction to Spatial Data Mining

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    Shekhar, Shashi

    DRAFT Chapter 7 Introduction to Spatial Data Mining In this chapter we present an overview of some, of course, is on the mining of spatial data, but the set of techniques that we will discuss applies to many of data ev- ery day. Other large spatial databases include the U.S. census, and the weather and climate

  12. Spatial ordering and encoding for geographic data mining and visualization

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    Spatial ordering and encoding for geographic data mining and visualization Diansheng Guo & Mark, sales, or income). It is a challenging problem in spatial data mining and visualization to take possible. The ordering can then be used to spatially sort temporal or multivariate data series and thus

  13. Standardization of Components, Products and Processes with Data Mining

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    1 Standardization of Components, Products and Processes with Data Mining Bruno AGARD DĂ©partement de databases. This paper discusses applications of data mining in standardization of components, products, and processes. Standardization of components is accomplished using association rules derived from customers

  14. Network modelling of underground mine layout: Two case studies

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    Wormald, Nick

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    the Future Electric Energy System #12;#12;Data Mining to Characterize Signatures of Impending System Events) is a multi-university Center conducting research on challenges facing the electric power industry, and apply the decision tree based data mining techniques available in the commercial software Classification

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