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

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Copper nanocrystal modified activated carbon for supercapacitors with enhanced volumetric energy of copper nanocrystals in AC has little effect on the surface area and porosity of activated carbon. copper nanocrystals improves the electrical conductivity of the carbon network.

Cao, Guozhong

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Altering heavy vehicle air suspension dynamic forces by modifying air lines  

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An experimental programme in 2007 used three air-suspended Heavy Vehicles (HVs) travelling over typical urban roads to determine whether dynamic axle-to-chassis forces could be reduced by using larger-than-standard diameter longitudinal air lines. This paper presents methodology, interim analysis and partial results from that program. Alterations to dynamic measures derived from axle-to-chassis forces with standard-sized longitudinal air lines vs. larger longitudinal air lines fitted are presented and discussed.

Lloyd Davis; Jonathan Bunker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanowire modified carbon fibers for enhanced electrical energy storage  

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The study of electrochemical super-capacitors has become one of the most attractive topics in both academia and industry as energy storage devices because of their high power density long life cycles and high charge/discharge efficiency. Recently there has been increasing interest in the development of multifunctional structural energy storage devices such as structural super-capacitors for applications in aerospace automobiles and portable electronics. These multifunctional structural super-capacitors provide structures combining energy storage and load bearing functionalities leading to material systems with reduced volume and/or weight. Due to their superior materials properties carbon fiber composites have been widely used in structural applications for aerospace and automotive industries. Besides carbon fiber has good electrical conductivity which will provide lower equivalent series resistance; therefore it can be an excellent candidate for structural energy storage applications. Hence this paper is focused on performing a pilot study for using nanowire/carbon fiber hybrids as building materials for structural energy storage materials; aiming at enhancing the charge/discharge rate and energy density. This hybrid material combines the high specific surface area of carbon fiber and pseudo-capacitive effect of metal oxide nanowires which were grown hydrothermally in an aligned fashion on carbon fibers. The aligned nanowire array could provide a higher specific surface area that leads to high electrode-electrolyte contact area thus fast ion diffusion rates. Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction measurements are used for the initial characterization of this nanowire/carbon fiber hybrid material system. Electrochemical testing is performed using a potentio-galvanostat. The results show that gold sputtered nanowire carbon fiber hybrid provides 65.9% higher energy density than bare carbon fiber cloth as super-capacitor.

Mohammad Arif Ishtiaque Shuvo; Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng; Md. Ashiqur Rahaman Khan; Hasanul Karim; Philip Morton; Diego Delfin; Yirong Lin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface modified coals for enhanced catalyst dispersion and liquefaction  

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The aim of the study is to enhance catalyst loading and dispersion in coal for improved liquefaction by preadsorption of surfactants and catalysts on to the coal. During this reporting period, zeta potential measurements were conducted to assess the surface charge on the raw, pretreated and catalyzed coal samples. The surface area, transmission spectroscopy and luminescence intensity of the raw coal and pretreated coal samples were also determined to assess the quality of the coal surface. Across a broad range of pH values, the raw coal had an overall negative charge. Coal treated with anionic surfactant SDS maintained an overall net negative surface negative charge. The interaction between the coal and cationic surfactant DDAB caused the opposite effect resulting in a more positive coal surface charge. Although one would have expected little or no effect of the neutral surfactant Triton X-100, there appears to be some difference in the results of the raw coal and the coal treated with Triton X-100. The authors believe that the Triton not only binds to the nonpolar sites but also has a strong affinity for the polar sites through electrostatic bonding and interaction between the hydrophobic tails. The addition of molybdenum to coal pretreated with DDAB caused a reduction in the positive charge of the coal surface probably due to possible ionic interaction between the coal surface, the surfactant and the catalyst. The adsorption isotherm of the coal was characteristic of isotherms for porous samples and the surface area of the coal increased from 30 m{sup 2}/g to 77 m{sup 2}/g when washed with deionized water. This suggests coal washing may be one method of increasing the surface area for surfactant adsorption. Although the transmission measurements provided valuable information about the coal it resulted in little information on the amount of adsorbed Triton. However, the maximum solid-liquid ratio for optimum surfactant loading of Triton X-100 was determined via the UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The luminescence intensity measurements showed that the coal and surfactants luminescence weakly. No statistically significant influence was observed from the actions of the surfactants or surfactant-molybdenum catalyst. Qualitative inspection however, showed that SDS might effectively coat coal surfaces and influence catalyst dispersion. Also, catalysts appeared to be better distributed among coal particles and in finer clusters when DDAB and Triton surfactants were used.

Dr. Yaw D. Yeboah

1998-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Dendrimer-Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles Enhance Efficiency of Gene Delivery System  

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...Dendrimer-Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles Enhance...Department of Bio-Nano-Science and Engineering, National...application of functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. J Biosci...Jung N, Kim TK. A magnetic nanoprobe technology...interactions in live cells. Science 2005;309:121-5...

Bifeng Pan; Daxiang Cui; Yuan Sheng; Cengiz Ozkan; Feng Gao; Rong He; Qing Li; Ping Xu; and Tuo Huang

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Facile synthesis of five 2D surface modifiers by highly selective photocyclic aromatization and efficient enhancement of oxygen permselectivities of three polymer membranes by surface modification using a small amount of the 2D surface modifiers  

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Abstract A facile synthesis of novel five 2D (planar) surface modifiers having a triphenylbenzene derivatives as a 2D structure has been achieved by the highly selective photocyclic aromatization reaction. Efficient enhancement of oxygen permselectivities through the three polymer membranes has been achieved by adding a small amount (<5.0 wt%) of the 2D surface modifiers. Among the five 2D surface modifiers, a modifier compound having oligoethylene oxide groups showed the best performance for the enhancement. These improvements were thought to be caused mainly by improvement of the solution selectivity on the membrane surface where the 2D surface modifiers were accumulated. In some of the surface-modified blend membranes, their plots in the P O 2 -? graph were over or close to the upper boundary line by Robeson in 1991. Since all the membranes containing the 2D surface modifiers showed better permselectivities than the corresponding substrate membranes, it is very promising for the future.

Jianjun Wang; Yu Zang; Guanwu Yin; Toshiki Aoki; Hiroyuki Urita; Ken Taguwa; Lijia Liu; Takeshi Namikoshi; Masahiro Teraguchi; Takashi Kaneko; Liqun Ma; Hongge Jia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of visible light activity in Ag modified SnO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2}  

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Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Ag modified SnO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles were synthesized by a modified sol–gel method. • As-prepared samples have a small and uniform particle size of about 20 nm. • As-prepared samples exhibit an excellent photo-catalytic efficiency on the degradation of MB. • As-prepared samples maintain high photo-chemical stability after 5 catalytic cycles. - Abstract: Ag modified SnO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles were successfully prepared by a modified sol–gel method, without adding any acid or alkali. The entire preparation differs from the traditional sol–gel synthesis of TiO{sub 2} that the reaction can get controlled by adjusting the flow speed of water vapor. Ultraviolet–visible diffuse reflectance spectra (UV–vis) and spin-trapping electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) were used to forecast the photocatalytic activity of the samples, and the results were proved by the degradation of methylene blue solution under visible light. Compared with pure TiO{sub 2}, as-prepared Ag modified SnO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles exhibited not only an enhanced photocatalytic activity but also an improved stability. Among all of samples, the composite with 0.5% of Ag and 1% of Sn showed the best photocatalytic performance and stability. Further increasing the Ag proportion will result in the decrease of the photocatalytic activity. A relative mechanism was proposed and discussed in detail.

Zhou, Xiufeng; Cao, Jialei; Xu, Mengfei; Wang, Zuoshan; Lu, Juan, E-mail: lujuan@suda.edu.cn

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Polyaniline-modified cetyltrimethylammonium bromide-graphene oxide-sulfur nanocomposites with enhanced performance for lithium-sulfur batteries  

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Conductive polymer coatings can boost the power storage capacity of lithium-sulfur batteries. We report here on the design and ... polyaniline (PANI)-modified cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-graphene oxide ...

Yongcai Qiu; Wanfei Li; Guizhu Li; Yuan Hou; Lisha Zhou; Hongfei Li…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface-Modified Nanoparticles Enhance Transurothelial Penetration and Delivery of Survivin siRNA in Treating Bladder Cancer  

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...Tubulekas I, Guan H, et al. Chitosan as a nonviral gene delivery...by urocanic acid-modified chitosan. J Control Release 2003...expression of the translation inhibitor programmed cell 20 death 4...water soluble free-amine chitosan. Bull Korean Chem Soc 2002...

Darryl T. Martin; Jill M. Steinbach; Jingchun Liu; Shogo Shimizu; Hristos Z. Kaimakliotis; Marcia A. Wheeler; Adam B. Hittelman; W. Mark Saltzman; and Robert M. Weiss

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-objective stochastic dynamic economic emission dispatch enhancement by fuzzy adaptive modified theta particle swarm optimization  

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This paper presents a new method based on fuzzy adaptive modified theta particle swarm optimization to investigate the multiobjective day-ahead dynamic economic emission dispatch (DEED) problem considering the effect of wind power generators. The proposed algorithm concurrently reduces the total fuel cost as well as the total emission during the optimization process. Besides by considering the uncertainty of hourly load/wind forecast a scenario-based approach has been implemented such that the DEED problem would be studied in a stochastic environment referred to as stochastic DEED. In order to see the efficiency and feasibility of the proposed method two standard test systems are employed as the case studies.

Bahman Bahmanifirouzi; Ebrahim Farjah; Taher Niknam

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A chemically modified [alpha]-amylase with a molten-globule state has entropically driven enhanced thermal stability  

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The thermostability properties of TAA were investigated by chemically modifying carboxyl groups on the surface of the enzyme with AMEs. The TAA{sub MOD} exhibited a 200% improvement in starch-hydrolyzing productivity at 60 C. By studying the kinetic, thermodynamic and biophysical properties, we found that TAA{sub MOD} had formed a thermostable, MG state, in which the unfolding of the tertiary structure preceded that of the secondary structure by at least 20 C. The X-ray crystal structure of TAA{sub MOD} revealed no new permanent interactions (electrostatic or other) resulting from the modification. By deriving thermodynamic activation parameters of TAA{sub MOD}, we rationalised that thermostabilisation have been caused by a decrease in the entropy of the transition state, rather than being enthalpically driven. Far-UV CD shows that the origin of decreased entropy may have arisen from a higher helical content of TAA{sub MOD}. This study provides new insight into the intriguing properties of an MG state resulting from the chemical modification of TAA.

Siddiqui, Khawar Sohail; Poljak, Anne; De Francisci, Davide; Guerriero, Gea; Pilak, Oliver; Burg, Dominic; Raftery, Mark J.; Parkin, Don M.; Trewhella, Jill; Cavicchioli, Ricardo (Sydney); (New South)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aquatic contaminants alter Sample Search...  

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ENHANCEMENT Summary: . Aquatic plants stabilize shorelines, prevent sediment resuspension, and alter the redox potential... ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS Pages in Study: 113...

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Wood flour modified by hierarchical Ag/ZnO as potential filler for wood–plastic composites with enhanced surface antibacterial performance  

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Abstract In order to extend application potential of wood–plastic composites (WPC) in interiors with respect to hygienic requirements, wood flour (WF) was modified by nanosilver, nanostructured ZnO and hybrid nanostructured Ag/ZnO surface decorations. A microwave assisted solvothermal synthesis method was employed starting from soluble precursors. Composition of source chemicals and synthesis protocol were intentionally varied to prepare different materials and elucidate the reaction mechanism. Obtained modified wood flour were compounded into a model PVC matrix to assess their antibacterial performance. The surface antibacterial activity was tested according to ISO 22196: 2007 (E) standard. Single silver or ZnO modified WF have significantly lower efficiency than hybrid Ag/ZnO decorating the surface of WF particles. A simple variation of the synthesis method by additional ammonia precipitation step increased largely the performance of the material and excellent efficiency comparable with contemporary medical grade materials was achieved, suggesting the great application potential of investigated systems in WPC-based materials.

Pavel Bazant; Lukas Munster; Michal Machovsky; Jakub Sedlak; Miroslav Pastorek; Zuzana Kozakova; Ivo Kuritka

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced accumulation and visible light-assisted degradation of azo dyes in poly(allylamine hydrochloride)-modified mesoporous silica spheres  

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A new route for the economic and efficient treatment of azo dye pollutants is reported, in which surface-modified organic-inorganic hybrid mesoporous silica (MS) spheres were chosen as microreactors for the accumulation and subsequent photodegradation of pollutants in defined regions. The surface-modified silica materials were prepared by anchoring the polycationic species such as poly(allylamine hydrochloride) on MS spheres via a simple wet impregnation method. The as-synthesized spheres with well-defined porous structures exhibited 15 times of accumulating capacity for orange II and Congo red compared to that of the pure MS spheres. Diffuse reflectance UV-vis spectroscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy demonstrated that the accumulated orange II and CR in defined MS spheres were rapidly degraded in the presence of Fenton reagent under visible radiation. Kinetics analysis in recycling degradation showed that the as-synthesized materials might be utilized as environment-friendly preconcentrators/microreactors for the remediation of dye wastewater.

Tao Xia [Key Laboratory for Nanomaterials of the Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China)], E-mail: taoxia@yahoo.com; Liu Bing; Hou Qian; Xu Hui [Key Laboratory for Nanomaterials of the Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Chen Jianfeng [Research Center of the Ministry of Education for High Gravity Engineering and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China)], E-mail: chenjf@mail.buct.edu.cn

2009-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Strain modified/enhanced ferromagnetism in Mn{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} thin films on GaAs(001) and GaSb(001)  

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Ferromagnetic Mn{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} thin films were successfully grown on GaAs(001) and GaSb(001) substrates using molecular beam epitaxy. The results of our work revealed that the substrate facilitates to modify magnetic and electrical properties of Mn{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} films due to tensile/compressive strain effect between films and substrates. The characteristic spin-flopping transition at around 150 K for the bulk Mn{sub 3}Ge{sub 2} disappeared completely for both samples. The antiferromagnetism below 150 K changed to ferromagnetism and retained above room temperature. The saturation magnetization was found to be 0.23 and 1.32 {mu}{sub B}/Mn atom at 10 K for the samples grown on GaSb(001) and GaAs(001), respectively.

Dang Duc Dung; Duong Van Thiet [Department of Physics, University of Ulsan, Ulsan 680-749 (Korea, Republic of); Department of General Physics, School of Engineering Physics, Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet Road, Ha Noi (Viet Nam); Feng Wuwei; Cho, Sunglae [Department of Physics, University of Ulsan, Ulsan 680-749 (Korea, Republic of); Park, In-Sung [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Bo Lee, Sung [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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An equilibrium model for ligand-modified micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration, selective separation of metal ions using iminoacetic substituted polyamines and a theoretical model for the titration behavior of polyamines  

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This thesis consists of three chapters. Chapter 1, An equilibrium model for ligand-modified micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration, describes a theoretical model and experimental investigations which used the semi-equilibrium-dialysis method with N-n-dodecyl iminodiacetic acid as the ligand. In Chapter 2, Selective separation of metal ions using iminoacetic substituted polyamines, polyamines with a substituted ligand group are synthesized and used in investigating selective separation of copper ions from aqueous solution. In Chapter 3, A theoretical model for the titration behavior of polyamines, a novel approach to explain the titration behavior of polymeric amines based on the binding behavior of counterions is described. The application of this study is to the investigation of inexpensive and efficient methods of industrial waste water treatment.

Dharmawardana, U.R.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EXTENSION OF THE TRANSMISSION LINE THEORY APPLICATION WITH MODIFIED  

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1 EXTENSION OF THE TRANSMISSION LINE THEORY APPLICATION WITH MODIFIED ENHANCED PER introduces a modified enhanced transmission-line theory to account for higher-order modes while using a standard transmission line equation solver or equivalently a Baum, Liu and Tesche (BLT) equation solver

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Zeolitic Alteration | Open Energy Information  

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Hydrothermal Alteration Products Epistilbite, a mineral in the zeolite group. This photo shows epistilbite in hydrothermally altered basalt from the Puu O Ehu quarry, Lanakai...

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Pattern Alteration: Shoulder Length  

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Wide or broad shoulders will cause the armhole seam line at the shoulder to pull inward and the cap of set-in sleeves to pull and ride up. Sleeves will appear too short and not hang properly. This publication gives instructions for altering a basic...

2006-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal Alteration | Open Energy Information  

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Hydrothermal Alteration Hydrothermal Alteration Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Hydrothermal Alteration Dictionary.png Hydrothermal Alteration: No definition has been provided for this term. Add a Definition Opalized rock is often valued for its spectacular colors and it may indicate past hydrothermal activity (reference: https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/what-earth/what-earth-minerals/what-earth-precious-opal) The heat and minerals of hydrothermal waters may result in the chemical alteration of rocks that it comes in contact with. The minerals that result from this alteration may be evidence of past hydrothermal activity. Opalization - alteration to opal. Argillization- alteration to clay minerals such as smectite, illite, and kaolinite which often form caprocks.

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Characterization and Alteration of Wettability States of Alaskan Reserviors to Improve Oil Recovery Efficiency (including the within-scope expansion based on Cyclic Water Injection - a pulsed waterflood for Enhanced Oil Recovery)  

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Numerous early reports on experimental works relating to the role of wettability in various aspects of oil recovery have been published. Early examples of laboratory waterfloods show oil recovery increasing with increasing water-wetness. This result is consistent with the intuitive notion that strong wetting preference of the rock for water and associated strong capillary-imbibition forces gives the most efficient oil displacement. This report examines the effect of wettability on waterflooding and gasflooding processes respectively. Waterflood oil recoveries were examined for the dual cases of uniform and non-uniform wetting conditions. Based on the results of the literature review on effect of wettability and oil recovery, coreflooding experiments were designed to examine the effect of changing water chemistry (salinity) on residual oil saturation. Numerous corefloods were conducted on reservoir rock material from representative formations on the Alaska North Slope (ANS). The corefloods consisted of injecting water (reservoir water and ultra low-salinity ANS lake water) of different salinities in secondary as well as tertiary mode. Additionally, complete reservoir condition corefloods were also conducted using live oil. In all the tests, wettability indices, residual oil saturation, and oil recovery were measured. All results consistently lead to one conclusion; that is, a decrease in injection water salinity causes a reduction in residual oil saturation and a slight increase in water-wetness, both of which are comparable with literature observations. These observations have an intuitive appeal in that water easily imbibes into the core and displaces oil. Therefore, low-salinity waterfloods have the potential for improved oil recovery in the secondary recovery process, and ultra low-salinity ANS lake water is an attractive source of injection water or a source for diluting the high-salinity reservoir water. As part of the within-scope expansion of this project, cyclic water injection tests using high as well as low salinity were also conducted on several representative ANS core samples. These results indicate that less pore volume of water is required to recover the same amount of oil as compared with continuous water injection. Additionally, in cyclic water injection, oil is produced even during the idle time of water injection. It is understood that the injected brine front spreads/smears through the pores and displaces oil out uniformly rather than viscous fingering. The overall benefits of this project include increased oil production from existing Alaskan reservoirs. This conclusion is based on the performed experiments and results obtained on low-salinity water injection (including ANS lake water), vis-a-vis slightly altering the wetting conditions. Similarly, encouraging cyclic water-injection test results indicate that this method can help achieve residual oil saturation earlier than continuous water injection. If proved in field, this would be of great use, as more oil can be recovered through cyclic water injection for the same amount of water injected.

Abhijit Dandekar; Shirish Patil; Santanu Khataniar

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Insulation of Enhancer-Promoter Communication by a Gypsy Transposon Insert in the Drosophila cut Gene: Cooperation between Suppressor of Hairy-wing and Modifier of mdg4 Proteins  

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ARTICLE TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION Insulation of Enhancer-Promoter Communication...protein is required for gypsy-mediated insulation, and the Mod(mdg4)-67.2 protein...region of Su(Hw) that is required for insulation, while the N terminus mediates self-association...

Maria Gause; Patrick Morcillo; Dale Dorsett

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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revision:20090902 modified:20090903  

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871 revision:2009­09­02 modified:2009­09­03 A trichotomy of countable, stable, unsuperstable and DMS 0600940 and Israel Science Foundation Grant no. 242/03. Publica­ tion 871. 1 #12; 871 revision of formulas (see Definition 2.3). The origins of these 2 #12; 871 revision:2009­09­02 modified:2009

Shelah, Saharon

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Enhancement of the Bootstrap Current in a Tokamak Pedestal  

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The strong radial electric field in a subsonic tokamak pedestal modifies the neoclassical ion parallel flow velocity, as well as the radial ion heat flux. Existing experimental evidence of the resulting alteration in the ...

Catto, Peter J.

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Other Hydrothermal Alteration Products | Open Energy Information  

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alterations compose the landscape at Kerlingarfjoll Geothermal area, Iceland. Photo by Darren Atkins User-specified field for unlisted hydrothermal alteration products....

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revision:19960317 modified:19960317  

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restrict our­ self to certain concrete classes then we may be able to retain compactness. In this paper we375 revision:1996­03­17 modified:1996­03­17 Some Compact Logics ­ Results in ZFC Alan H. Mekler order logic is so strong that it fails to have nice model theoretic properties such as compactness

Shelah, Saharon

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Biochemically enhanced oil recovery and oil treatment  

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This invention relates to the preparation of new, modified organisms, through challenge growth processes, that are viable in the extreme temperature, pressure and pH conditions and salt concentrations of an oil reservoir and that are suitable for use in microbial enhanced oil recovery. The modified microorganisms of the present invention are used to enhance oil recovery and remove sulfur compounds and metals from the crude oil. 62 figures.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Biochemically enhanced oil recovery and oil treatment  

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This invention relates to the preparation of new, modified organisms, through challenge growth processes, that are viable in the extreme temperature, pressure and pH conditions and salt concentrations of an oil reservoir and that are suitable for use in microbial enhanced oil recovery. The modified microorganisms of the present invention are used to enhance oil recovery and remove sulfur compounds and metals from the crude oil.

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

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Faraday cup  

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A tomographic technique for measuring the current density distribution in electron beams using electron beam profile data acquired from a modified Faraday cup to create an image of the current density in high and low power beams is disclosed. The modified Faraday cup includes a narrow slit and is rotated by a stepper motor and can be moved in the x, y and z directions. The beam is swept across the slit perpendicular thereto and controlled by deflection coils, and the slit rotated such that waveforms are taken every few degrees from 0{degree} to 360{degree} and the waveforms are recorded by a digitizing storage oscilloscope. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of the current density distribution in the beam can be reconstructed by computer tomography from this information, providing quantitative information about the beam focus and alignment. 12 figs.

Elmer, J.W.; Teruya, A.T.; O`Brien, D.W.

1996-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Faraday cup  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tomographic technique for measuring the current density distribution in electron beams using electron beam profile data acquired from a modified Faraday cup to create an image of the current density in high and low power beams. The modified Faraday cup includes a narrow slit and is rotated by a stepper motor and can be moved in the x, y and z directions. The beam is swept across the slit perpendicular thereto and controlled by deflection coils, and the slit rotated such that waveforms are taken every few degrees form 0.degree. to 360.degree. and the waveforms are recorded by a digitizing storage oscilloscope. Two-din-tensional and three-dimensional images of the current density distribution in the beam can be reconstructed by computer tomography from this information, providing quantitative information about the beam focus and alignment.

Elmer, John W. (Pleasanton, CA); Teruya, Alan T. (Livermore, CA); O'Brien, Dennis W. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation and distortion of Rb/Sr whole-rock isochrons; effects of metamorphism and alteration  

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...alteration hydrothen. alteration hydrotheoi. alteration low teiper. alteration low temper, alteration low temper, alteration low teiper. alteration low temper, alteration low teiper. alteration unrealistic low Sr-ini. alteration DELHAL...

Helmuth Hradetzky; Hans J. Lippolt

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Viscosity in modified gravity  

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A bulk viscosity is introduced in the formalism of modified gravity. It is shown that, on the basis of a natural scaling law for the viscosity, a simple solution can be found for quantities such as the Hubble parameter and the energy density. These solutions may incorporate a viscosity-induced Big Rip singularity. By introducing a phase transition in the cosmic fluid, the future singularity can nevertheless in principle be avoided.

Iver Brevik

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified entropic force  

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The theory of statistical thermodynamics tells us the equipartition law of energy does not hold in the limit of very low temperatures. It is found the Debye model is very successful in explaining the experimental results for most of the solid objects. Motivated by this fact, we modify the entropic force formula which is proposed very recently. Since the Unruh temperature is proportional to the strength of the gravitational field, so the modified entropic force formula is an extension of the Newtonian gravity to the weak field. On the contrary, general relativity extends Newtonian gravity to the strong field case. Corresponding to Debye temperature, there exists a Debye acceleration g{sub D}. It is found the Debye acceleration is g{sub D}=10{sup -15} N kg{sup -1}. This acceleration is very much smaller than the gravitational acceleration 10{sup -4} N kg{sup -1} which is felt by Neptune and the gravitational acceleration 10{sup -10} N kg{sup -1} felt by the Sun. Therefore, the modified entropic force can be very well approximated by the Newtonian gravity in the Solar System and in the Galaxy. With this Debye acceleration, we find the current cosmic speeding up can be explained without invoking any kind of dark energy.

Gao Changjun [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, NAOC, CAS, Beijing, 100012 and Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, CAS, Beijing 100190 (China)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistics of modifier distributions in mixed network glasses  

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The constituents of any network glass can be broadly classified as either network formers or network modifiers. Network formers such as SiO2 Al2O3 B2O3 P2O5 etc. provide the backbone of the glass network and are the primary source of its rigid constraints. Network modifiers play a supporting role such as charge stabilization of the network formers or alteration of the network topology through rupture of bridging bonds and introduction of floppy modes. The specific role of the modifiers depends on which network formers are present in the glass and the relative free energies of modifier interactions with each type of network former site. This variation of free energy with modifier speciation is responsible for the so-called mixed network former effect i.e. the nonlinear scaling of property values in glasses having fixed modifier concentration but a varying ratio of network formers. In this paper a general theoretical framework is presented describing the statistical mechanics of modifier speciation in mixed network glasses. The model provides a natural explanation for the mixed network former effect and also accounts for the impact of thermal history and relaxation on glass network topology.

John C. Mauro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Enhancement  

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Abstract Categorizing different human enhancements into personal, social, or species enhancements, as well as considering whether a particular enhancement technique generates asymmetric or network benefits, brings clarity to discussions about the ethical issues pertaining to any individual technique. The four aspects of principlism can help to assess the ethical implications of different human enhancements, revealing complexities in their aspirational claims for personally directed self-development. At a practical level, this article examines important questions about real expectations, scientific hubris, and hype.

P. Moore

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model selection for modified gravity  

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...the potential discovery space for modified...scales where dark energy dominates...attributed to a dark energy. However...significant discovery space that...the potential discovery space for modified...scales where dark energy dominates...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified pseudomonas oleovorans phaC1 nucleic acids encoding bispecific polyhydroxyalkanoate polymerase  

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A genetically engineered Pseudomonas oleovorans phaC1 polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymerase having tailored substrate specificity is provided. The modified PHA polymerase is preferably a "bispecific" PHA polymerase capable of copolymerizing a short chain length monomer and a medium chain length monomer is provided. Methods for making the modified PHA polymerase and for making nucleic acids encoding the modified PHA polymerase are also disclosed, as are methods of producing PHA using the modified PHA polymerase. The invention further includes methods to assay for altered substrate specificity.

Srienc, Friedrich (Lake Elmo, MN); Jackson, John K. (Plymouth, MN); Somers, David A. (Roseville, MN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and Apparatus Providing Deception and/or Altered Operation in an Information System Operating System  

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A method and/or system and/or apparatus providing deception and/or execution alteration in an information system. In specific embodiments, deceptions and/or protections are provided by intercepting and/or modifying operation of one or more system calls of an operating system.

Cohen, Fred (Livermore, CA); Rogers, Deanna T. (Fremont, CA); Neagoe, Vicentiu (San Leandro, CA)

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of modified speciation for enhanced control of mercury  

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Mercury was identified as a hazardous air pollutant in Title 3 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. It has been singled out for particular scrutiny because of its behavior in the environment (bioaccumulation) and its potential for deleterious effects on humans and wildlife. After studying the sources of mercury in the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that coal-fired boilers generate a significant fraction of the total anthropogenic emissions. Therefore, the agency is currently considering whether to impose mercury control requirements on coal-fired boilers in the electric utility industry. However, the costs for potential control measures (such as sorbent injection) can be extremely high. Mercury removal with chloric acid solutions was tested. The presence of NO increased Hg removal. It appeared that both gas-gas and gas-liquids reactions were operating, with the gas-phase reactions involving NO becoming increasingly important as the solute concentration was raised. From these studies, it was concluded that even higher Hg{sup 0} removals could be obtained if more of the reagent was made available for reaction in the gas phase. For this reason (and also to simulate a more real-world duct-injection process) a new series of tests was initiated in which an ultrasonic atomizer was used to inject small droplets of the oxidizing solutions into a flowing gas stream containing Hg{sup 0} vapors and other typical flue-gas components. The results of those tests are described in this paper.

Livengood, C.D.; Mendelsohn, M.H.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing Protein-Resistance of PEO-Modified Biomaterials  

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-(EtO)3Si(CH2)2-oligodimethylsiloxanen-block-[PEO8-OCH3] (n = 0, 4, and 13; linear architecture) and a-(EtO)3Si(CH2)2-oligodimethylsiloxanen-block-[PEOm-OCH3]2 (n = 0, 4, and 13; m = 6 and 12 branched architecture). The reactive triethoxysilane [(EtO)3Si...

Murthy, Ranjini

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified clay sorbents  

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A novel modified clay sorbent and method of treating industrial effluents to remove trace pollutants, such as dioxins, biphenyls, and polyaromatics such as benzo(a)pyrene and pentachlorophenol. The novel clay sorbent has a composite structure in which the interlayer space of an expandable clay, such as smectite, is filled with polyvalent or multivalent inorganic cations which forces weaker surfactant cations to locate on the surface of the clay in such an orientation that the resulting composite is hydrophilic in nature. A specific example is cetylpyridinium-hydroxy aluminum-montmorillonite. In certain embodiments, a non-expanding clay, such as kaolinite, is used and surfactant cations are necessarily located on an external surface of the clay. A specific example is cetylpyridinium-kaolinite.

Fogler, H. Scott (Ann Arbor, MI); Srinivasan, Keeran R. (Livonia, MI)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rheological Modifier Testing with DWPF Process Slurries  

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Rheological modification agents were tested on simulated SRAT and SME products to determine if a suitable agent could be found for the DWPF process slurries. The agents tested were dispersants that lower the rheological properties of slurries by preventing agglomerization. Dolapix CE64, an ethylene glycol, and Disperse-Ayd W28, a polyacrylate, were the most effective dispersants tested. Further evaluation and testing should be performed on Dolapix CE64 and Disperse-Ayd W28 to determine if implementation is possible in DWPF. The initial phase of future work will include optimization of the rheology modifier by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and development of a maximum concentration limit for the rheology modifiers. IIT has been commissioned to evaluate the properties of these chemicals to determine if the chemical makeup can be optimized to enhance the properties of these modifiers. An initial concentration limit based upon the DWPF flammability limit and other constraints should be calculated to determine the potential downstream impacts.

MICHAEL, STONE

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental, CFD simulation and parametric studies on modified solar chimney for building ventilation  

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The solar chimney is a passive solar system which can be used for enhance ... and space conditioning of a building. A solar chimney design is modified and installed at CBRI ... for prediction of velocity and temp...

Shiv Lal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polyoxometalate-Graphene Nanocomposite Modified Electrode for...  

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Polyoxometalate-Graphene Nanocomposite Modified Electrode for Electrocatalytic Detection of Ascorbic Acid. Polyoxometalate-Graphene Nanocomposite Modified Electrode for...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot  

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

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Dynamics of photogenerated holes in surface modified ?-Fe2O3 photoanodes for solar water splitting  

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...photogenerated holes in surface modified {alpha}-Fe2O3 photoanodes for solar water splitting 10...primarily to enhanced electron depletion in the Fe2O3 for a given applied bias. Efficient hydrogen generation...photogenerated holes in surface modified ?-Fe2O3 photoanodes for solar water splitting...

Monica Barroso; Camilo A. Mesa; Stephanie R. Pendlebury; Alexander J. Cowan; Takashi Hisatomi; Kevin Sivula; Michael Grätzel; David R. Klug; James R. Durrant

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Theories of Gravity  

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The recent observational data in cosmology seem to indicate that the universe is currently expanding in an accelerated way. An intriguing interpretation of these data is that they may just be signalling that Einstein's General Relativity is not the correct description of gravity when we consider distances of the order of the present horizon of the universe. In this thesis we consider two models which modify General Relativity at very large distances, the Cascading DGP and the dRGT massive gravity, and investigate their phenomenological viability. We start with a general introduction to standard cosmology and we introduce the late time acceleration problem and the cosmological constant problem. We then provide a pedagogical introduction to the DGP model, of which the Cascading DGP is an extension, and to the dRGT massive gravity. Concerning the Cascading DGP, we show that the thin limit of the 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined, at least for the class of configurations that we consider...

Sbisà, Fulvio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Theories of Gravity  

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The recent observational data in cosmology seem to indicate that the universe is currently expanding in an accelerated way. An intriguing interpretation of these data is that they may just be signalling that Einstein's General Relativity is not the correct description of gravity when we consider distances of the order of the present horizon of the universe. In this thesis we consider two models which modify General Relativity at very large distances, the Cascading DGP and the dRGT massive gravity, and investigate their phenomenological viability. We start with a general introduction to standard cosmology and we introduce the late time acceleration problem and the cosmological constant problem. We then provide a pedagogical introduction to the DGP model, of which the Cascading DGP is an extension, and to the dRGT massive gravity. Concerning the Cascading DGP, we show that the thin limit of the 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined, at least for the class of configurations that we consider, and confirm that gravity is regularized in these set-ups. We give a geometrical interpretation of the presence of the critical tension, and comment on the difference between the results in the literature and our results, which we support with a numerical calculation. Regarding the dRGT massive gravity, we focus on the branch of solutions in which the Vainshtein mechanism can occur. We determine analytically the number and properties of local solutions which exist asymptotically on large scales (but still below the gravitational Compton wavelength), and of local (inner) solutions which exist on small scales. We characterize exactly the properties of global solutions in every point of the phase space, and characterize precisely in which regions the Vainshtein mechanism takes place. We also provide numerical solutions which confirm our analysis.

Fulvio Sbisa'

2014-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified coal batch in coking  

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The influence of volatile products from low-metamorphic poorly clinkering G coal on plasticmass formation in rammed batch during coking is considered. An experimental batch of modified coke has been produced at P...

A. G. Starovoit; E. I. Malyi; M. S. Chemerinskii; M. A. Starovoit…

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Acyl-ACP desaturase  

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

Cahoon, Edgar B. (Shoreham, NY); Shanklin, John (Shoreham, NY); Lindqvist, Ylva (Jarfalla, SE); Schneider, Gunter (Jarfalla, SE)

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified acyl-ACP desaturase  

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

Cahoon, Edgar B. (Shoreham, NY); Shanklin, John (Shoreham, NY); Lindgvist, Ylva (Jarfalla, SE); Schneider, Gunter (Jarfalla, SE)

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Microorganisms having enhanced tolerance to inhibitors and stress  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides genetically modified strains of microorganisms that display enhanced tolerance to stress and/or inhibitors such as sodium acetate and vanillin. The enhanced tolerance can be achieved by increasing the expression of a protein of the Sm-like superfamily such as a bacterial Hfq protein and a fungal Sm or Lsm protein. Further, the present invention provides methods of producing alcohol from biomass materials by using the genetically modified microorganisms of the present invention.

Brown, Steven D.; Yang, Shihui

2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic performance of polymer modified concretes in flexure-modelling  

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Considerable research has been carried out in the recent years in the development of models to simulate the inelastic responses of reinforced concrete elements. The enhancement of ductility and the post-peak behaviour are of special interest for the seismic design of structures. Polymer modified fibre concretes are found to be ideal for seismic application with its inherent structural characteristics. An experimental investigation has been undertaken to understand the flexural behaviour of the polymer-modified fibre concrete modified with natural rubber latex. The results are compared with the response of normal strength concrete beam. Analytical modelling of the beams were carried out in a user friendly finite element software to accurately predict the monotonic behaviour of the beams which is considered to be the envelope of cyclic curve. The strains developed were found and are compared with the theoretical results.

R. Sreekala; K. Muthumani; N. Gopalakrishnan; K. Sathish Kumar; G.V. Rama Rao; Nagesh R. Iyer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified gravity and the CMB  

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We consider the effect of modified gravity on the peak structure of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) spectrum. We focus on simple models of modified gravity mediated by a massive scalar field coupled to both baryons and cold dark matter. This captures the features of chameleon, symmetron, dilaton, and f(R) models. We find that the CMB peaks can be affected in three independent ways provided the Compton radius of the massive scalar is not far-off the sound horizon at last scattering. When the coupling of the massive scalar to cold dark matter is large, the anomalous growth of the cold dark matter perturbation inside the Compton radius induces a change in the peak amplitudes. When the coupling to baryons is moderately large, the speed of sound is modified and the peaks shifted to higher momenta. Finally when both couplings are nonvanishing, a new contribution proportional to the Newton potential appears in the Sachs-Wolfe temperature and increases the peak amplitudes. We also show how, given any temporal evolution of the scalar field mass, one can engineer a corresponding modified gravity model of the chameleon type. This opens up the possibility of having independent constraints on modified gravity from the CMB peaks and large scale structures at low redshifts.

Philippe Brax and Anne-Christine Davis

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified acyl-ACP desaturase  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a method for modifying the chain length and double bond positional specificities of a soluble plant fatty acid desaturase. More specifically, the method involves modifying amino acid contact residues in the substrate binding channel of the soluble fatty acid desaturase which contact the fatty acid. Specifically disclosed is the modification of an acyl-ACP desaturase. Amino acid contact residues which lie within the substrate binding channel are identified, and subsequently replaced with different residues to effect the modification of activity. 1 fig.

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

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal alteration mineral mapping using hyperspectral imagery...  

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the intense alteration in this area and the presenceof cross-cutting faults indicate a high probability of recenthot fluid escape. Authors T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, B. A. Martini, E....

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Study of phase transformation and crystal structure for 1D carbon-modified titania ribbons  

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One-dimensional hydrogen titanate ribbons were successfully prepared with hydrothermal reaction in a highly basic solution. A series of one-dimensional carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons were prepared via calcination of the mixture of hydrogen titanate ribbons and sucrose solution under N{sub 2} flow at different temperatures. The phase transformation process of hydrogen titanate ribbons was investigated by in-situ X-ray diffraction at various temperatures. Besides, one-dimensional carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons calcined at different temperatures were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption isotherms, diffuse reflectance ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy, and so on. Carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons showed one-dimensional ribbon crystal structure and various crystal phases of TiO{sub 2}. After being modified with carbon, a layer of uniform carbon film was coated on the surface of TiO{sub 2} ribbons, which improved their adsorption capacity for methyl orange as a model organic pollutant. One-dimensional carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons also exhibited enhanced visible-light absorbance with the increase of calcination temperatures. - Highlights: • The synthesis of 1D carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons. • The phase transformation of 1D carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} ribbons. • 1D carbon-modified TiO{sub 2} exhibites enhanced visible-light absorbance.

Zhou, Lihui, E-mail: lhzhou@ecust.edu.cn; Zhang, Fang; Li, Jinxia

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Model selection for modified gravity  

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...achieved with the dark energy survey (DES,-[22...decisively distinguish dark energy from flat DGP-modified...galaxies in the survey. Pan-STARRS...to distinguish a dark energy model will depend...wide-field photometric surveys, using three-dimensional...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleic acid molecules conferring enhanced ethanol tolerance and microorganisms having enhanced tolerance to ethanol  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides isolated nucleic acid molecules which encode a mutant acetaldehyde-CoA/alcohol dehydrogenase or mutant alcohol dehydrogenase and confer enhanced tolerance to ethanol. The invention also provides related expression vectors, genetically engineered microorganisms having enhanced tolerance to ethanol, as well as methods of making and using such genetically modified microorganisms for production of biofuels based on fermentation of biomass materials.

Brown, Steven; Guss, Adam; Yang, Shihui; Karpinets, Tatiana; Lynd, Lee; Shao, Xiongjun

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Argillic-Advanced Argillic Alteration | Open Energy Information  

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Argillic-Advanced Argillic Alteration Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Argillic-Advanced Argillic Alteration Dictionary.png Argillic-Advanced...

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Additions, Alterations, and Repairs Introduction Page 8-1 8 Additions, Alterations, and Repairs  

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to a building's envelope, space-conditioning system, water-heating system or lighting system) to an existing building. If the skylight has a light well that cuts through an existing attic, the alteration. Adding a new greenhouse window to an existing building. This is an alteration rather than an addition

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Surface Chemistry of CH3Br and Methyl Modified by Copper Deposition on Ru(001) T. Livneh and M. Asscher*  

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. They are observed at the step edges or adatoms that may alter adsorbate binding energy and generate new adsorption), the modified electronic structure was found to induce perturbations, which extend up to 50-100 Ã? away sites.20,21 Step ed

Asscher, Micha

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Adhesives from modified soy protein  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts  

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Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts The invention also includes electrochemical apparatus that can interface with optical instrumentation. If the working electrode is transparent, light from an optical fiber may be directed through the working electrode and into a cuvette. July 3, 2013 Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Applications: Electrochemical experiments in solution Electrochemical experiments on surfaces Bulk electrolysis experiments Fuel cells Corrosion studies Academic Labs Teaching and research Benefits: Incorporates disposable, commercially available cuvettes

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Nevada Application Modify Water Right | Open Energy Information  

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Nevada Application Modify Water Right Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Form: Nevada Application Modify Water Right Abstract Requires to modify...

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Rack Module Enhancements of Counting Invariants  

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We introduce a modified rack algebra Z[X] for racks X with finite rack rank N. We use representations of Z[X] into rings, known as rack modules, to define enhancements of the rack counting invariant for classical and virtual knots and links. We provide computations and examples to show that the new invariants are strictly stronger than the unenhanced counting invariant and are not determined by the Jones or Alexander polynomials.

Haas, Aaron; Nelson, Sam; Yuen, Jonah; Zhan, Qingcheng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disilane-modified mordenite zeolites  

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The effective pore size of H-mordenite zeolite can be decreased by implantation of disilyl compounds. Chemisorption of disilane at high temperature results in denser packing of the implanted entities on the external surface. This in turn enhances the pore narrowing effect. After hydrolysis-dehydration, the external surface of the disilanated zeolite can be reactivated by partial rehydration; thus a successive modification of the zeolite surface is possible.

Yan, Y.; Vansant, E.F. (Univ. of Antwerp (Belgium))

1990-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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SUMMARY OF 2009 RHEOLOGY MODIFIER PROGRAM  

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

Hansen, E.

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of modifying a surface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a surface modification method that provides beneficial changes in surface properties, can modify a surface to a greater depth than previous methods, and that is suitable for industrial application. The present method comprises applying a thin-film coating to a surface of a substrate, then subjecting the coated surface to an ion beam. The ion beam power pulse heats the coated surface, leading to alloying between the material in the coating and the material of the substrate. Rapid cooling of the alloyed layer after an ion beam pulse can lead to formation of metastable alloys and microstructures not accessible by conventional alloying methods or intense ion beam treatment of the substrate alone.

Renk, Timothy J. (Albuquerque, NM); Sorensen, Neil R. (Albuquerque, NM); Senft, Donna Cowell (Albuquerque, NM); Buchheit, Jr., Rudolph G. (Columbus, OH); Thompson, Michael O. (Ithaca, NY); Grabowski, Kenneth S. (Alexandria, VA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Modified Embedded Atom Method  

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Recent modifications have been made to generalize the Embedded Atom Method (EAM) to describe bonding in diverse materials. By including angular dependence of the electron density in an empirical way, the Modified Embedded Atom Method (MEAM) has been able to reproduce the basic energetic and structural properties of 45 elements. This method is ideally suited for examining the interfacial behavior of dissimilar materials. This paper explains in detail the derivation of the method, shows how the parameters of the MEAM are determined directly from experiment or first principles calculations, and examines the quality of the reproduction of the database. Materials with fcc, bcc, hcp, and diamond cubic crystal structure are discussed. A few simple examples of the application of the MEAM to surfaces and interfaces are presented. Calculations of pullout of a SiC fiber in a diamond matrix as a function of applied stress show non-uniform deformation of the fiber.

Baskes, M.I.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly efficient inverted organic solar cells using amino acid modified indium tin oxide as cathode  

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In this paper, we report that highly efficient inverted organic solar cells were achieved by modifying the surface of indium tin oxide (ITO) using an amino acid, Serine (Ser). With the modification of the ITO surface, device efficiency was significantly enhanced from 0.63% to 4.17%, accompanied with an open circuit voltage (Voc) that was enhanced from 0.30?V to 0.55?V. Ultraviolet and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies indicate that the work function reduction induced by the amino acid modification resulting in the decreased barrier height at the ITO/organic interface played a crucial role in the enhanced performances.

Li, Aiyuan; Nie, Riming; Deng, Xianyu, E-mail: xydeng@hitsz.edu.cn [Research Center for Advanced Functional Materials and Devices, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Wei, Huaixin; Li, Yanqing; Tang, Jianxin [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Zheng, Shizhao; Wong, King-Young [Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong (China)

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Directed modified Cholesky factorizations and ...  

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This must holds with full mathematical rigor, although the computations are done in floating-point arithmetic. Similarly, a directed modified Cholesky factorization ...

Ferenc Domes

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Digital Photography and the Ethics of Photo Alteration  

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, and summarizes debates surrounding specific digitally altered images and the public’s and governing bodies’ responses to these alterations. Finally, digital photography’s position as a new medium or an extension of existing photographic means is considered...

Schiller, Aschley

2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Microorganisms having enhanced resistance to acetate and methods of use  

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The present invention provides isolated or genetically modified strains of microorganisms that display enhanced resistance to acetate as a result of increased expression of a sodium proton antiporter. The present invention also provides methods for producing such microbial strains, as well as related promoter sequences and expression vectors. Further, the present invention provides methods of producing alcohol from biomass materials by using microorganisms with enhanced resistance to acetate.

Brown, Steven D; Yang, Shihui

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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OXYGEN ENHANCED COMBUSTION FOR NOx CONTROL  

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This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for the Program through the thirteenth quarter, April-June 2003, in the following task areas: Task 1--Oxygen Enhanced Combustion, Task 3--Economic Evaluation and Task 4--Program Management. The program is proceeding in accordance with project objectives. REI's model was modified to evaluate mixing issues in the upper furnace of a staged unit. Analysis of the results, and their potential application to this unit is ongoing. Economic evaluation continues to confirm the advantage of oxygen-enhanced combustion. A contract for a commercial demonstration has been signed with the Northeast Generation Services Company to supply oxygen and license the oxygen enhanced low NOx combustor technology for use at the 147-megawatt coal fired Mt. Tom Station in Holyoke, MA. Commercial proposals have been submitted. Economic analysis of a beta site test performance was conducted.

David R. Thompson; Lawrence E. Bool; Jack C. Chen

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced light-conversion efficiency of titanium-dioxide dye-sensitized solar cells with the addition of  

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Enhanced light-conversion efficiency of titanium- dioxide dye-sensitized solar cells attributed to a slightly enhanced dye-adsorption behavior and a change in the TiO2 surface chemistry due oxide have been studied to modify the surface chemistry through pH changes to enhance the adsorption

Cao, Guozhong

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Arsenic enhanced plant growth and altered rhizosphere characteristics of hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata  

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210023, China b Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA a r Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Jiangsu

Ma, Lena

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Noise pollution alters ecological services: enhanced pollination and disrupted seed dispersal  

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...We focused our efforts on ecological services provided primarily...community structure. We studied ecological services provided by Archilochus...presence of humans and moving vehicles (see below). We used observations...control sites to determine how ecological interactions differ in noisy...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antiestrogen can establish nonproductive receptor complexes and alter chromatin structure at target enhancers.  

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...nM) C ~3000 C 2000- 1000- N 0 0 XI'X+ XI, +%4 ER ER/VP16 FIG. 2. Hormone...various degrees. We thank Young-Ping Hwung, Bill Schrader, Dennis Thiele...Webster, N. J. G., Green, S., Jin, J. R. & Chambon, P. (1988...

T A Pham; J F Elliston; Z Nawaz; D P McDonnell; M J Tsai; B W O'Malley

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Gene Controlling the Indole Glucosinolate Modifier1 Quantitative Trait Locus Alters Indole Glucosinolate Structures and Aphid Resistance in Arabidopsis  

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...insertion lines. This observation led us to postulate that CYP81F2...comparable to Ei-2. This led us to suspect that additional...supplied by NH 360 FLX Sunlux ACE bulbs with an intensity of 200 mumol...scanned using the Agilent G2565BA fluorescent microarray scanner. Image processing...

Marina Pfalz; Heiko Vogel; Juergen Kroymann

2009-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alter normal clrn1 Sample Search Results  

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effects, B:49 alteration... . rock chemical compositions, B:49 zoning, B:419-421 See also hydrothermal alteration; metamorphism... ; metasomatism; oxidative alteration; secondary...

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Hydraulic characterization of hydrothermally altered Nopal tuff  

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Understanding the mechanics of variably saturated flow in fractured-porous media is of fundamental importance to evaluating the isolation performance of the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository for the Yucca Mountain site. Developing that understanding must be founded on the analysis and interpretation of laboratory and field data. This report presents an analysis of the unsaturated hydraulic properties of tuff cores from the Pena Blanca natural analog site in Mexico. The basic intent of the analysis was to examine possible trends and relationships between the hydraulic properties and the degree of hydrothermal alteration exhibited by the tuff samples. These data were used in flow simulations to evaluate the significance of a particular conceptual (composite) model and of distinct hydraulic properties on the rate and nature of water flow.

Green, R.T.; Meyer-James, K.A. [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (United States); Rice, G. [George Rice and Associates, San Antonio, TX (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for altering material  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and apparatus for thermally altering the near surface characteristics of a material are described. In particular, a repetitively pulsed ion beam system comprising a high energy pulsed power source and an ion beam generator are described which are capable of producing single species high voltage ion beams (0.25-2.5 MeV) at 1-1000 kW average power and over extended operating cycles (10.sup.8). Irradiating materials with such high energy, repetitively pulsed ion beams can yield surface treatments including localized high temperature anneals to melting, both followed by rapid thermal quenching to ambient temperatures to achieve both novel and heretofore commercially unachievable physical characteristics in a near surface layer of material.

Stinnett, Regan W. (Albuquerque, NM); Greenly, John B. (Lansing, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review Of Rheology Modifiers For Hanford Waste  

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

Pareizs, J. M.

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Surface Modification of a Crystalline Al-Co-Ce Alloy for Enhanced Corrosion  

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#12;Laser Surface Modification of a Crystalline Al-Co-Ce Alloy for Enhanced Corrosion Resistance hardness, structure manipula- tion, and improvements in corrosion resistance of metallic materials.[1 surface modify steel and aluminum alloys for improved corrosion resistance.[3,4] The enhanced corrosion

Fitz-Gerald, James M.

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Enhanced Transmission Line Theory: Frequency-Dependent Line Parameters And Their Insertion in a  

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Enhanced Transmission Line Theory: Frequency- Dependent Line Parameters And Their Insertion in a Classical Transmission Line Equation Solver S. Chabane, P. Besnier IETR: Institute of Electronics--In this paper, a modified enhanced transmission- line theory taking into account higher-order modes is described

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Test particle motion in modified gravity theories  

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

Mahmood Roshan

2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal alteration mineral mapping using hyperspectral imagery in  

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alteration mineral mapping using hyperspectral imagery in alteration mineral mapping using hyperspectral imagery in Dixie Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Hydrothermal alteration mineral mapping using hyperspectral imagery in Dixie Valley, Nevada Abstract Hyperspectral (HyMap) data was used to map the location ofoutcrops of high temperature, hydrothermally alterated minerals(including alunite, pyrophyllite, and hematite) along a 15 kmswath of the eastern front of the Stillwater Mountain Range inDixie Valley, Nevada. Analysis of this data set reveals that severaloutcrops of these altered minerals exist in the area, and thatone outcrop, roughly 1 square kilometer in area, shows abundanthigh temperature alteration. Structural analysis of the alteredregion using a

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Near-field/altered-zone models report  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is studying Yucca Mountain as the possible site for the first underground repository for permanent disposal of spent fuel from commercial nuclear reactors as well as for other types high-level nuclear waste. Emplacement of high-level radioactive waste, especially commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF), in Yucca Mountain will release a large amount of heat into the rock above and below the repository. The heating rate will decrease with time, creating a thermal pulse. Over a period of several thousand years, the rock temperature will rise initially, then drop when the production of decay heat falls below the rate at which heat escapes from the hot zone. Besides raising the rock temperature, much of this heat will vaporize water, which will then condense in cooler regions. The condensate is likely to form a gravity-driven heat pipe above the repository, creating the possibility that water may drain back onto the waste packages (WPs) or that it may ''shed'' through the pillars between emplacement drifts. The long-term importance of these effects has been investigated through the development, testing, and application of thermohydrologic (TH) models. Other effects, such coupled chemical and mechanical processes, may also influence the movement of water above, within, and below the emplacement drifts. A recent report on thermally driven coupled processes (Hardin and Chesnut, 1997) provides a qualitative assessment of the probable significance of these processes for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMSCP) and is the phenomenological framework for the present report. This report describes the conceptual and numerical models that have been developed to predict the thermal, mechanical, hydrologic, and chemical responses to the cumulative heat production of the potential host rock at Yucca Mountain. As proposed, the repository horizon will be situated within the Topopah Spring tuff, in the adjacent middle nonlithophysal and lower lithophysal units. These units are made up of moderately to densely welded, devitrified, fractured tuff. The rock's chemical composition is comparable to that of typical granite, but has textural features and mineralogical characteristics of large-scale, silicic volcanism. Because the repository horizon will be approximately 300 m below the ground surface and 200 m above the water table, the repository will be partially saturated. The welded tuff matrix in the host units is highly impermeable, but water and gas flow readily through fractures. The degree of fracturing in these units is highly variable, and the hydrologic significance of fracturing is an important aspect of site investigation. This report describes the characterization and modeling of a region around the potential repository--the altered zone--a region in which the temperature will be increased significantly by waste-generated heat. Numerical simulation has shown that, depending on the boundary conditions, rock properties, and repository design features incorporated in the models, the altered zone (AZ) may extend from the water table to the ground surface. This report also describes models of the near field, the region comprising the repository emplacement drifts and the surrounding rock, which are critical to the performance of engineered components. Investigations of near-field and altered-zone (NF/AZ) processes support the design of underground repository facilities and engineered barriers and also provide constraint data for probabilistic calculations of waste-isolation performance (i.e., performance assessment). The approach to investigation, which is an iterative process involving hypothesis testing and experimentation, has relied on conceptualizing engineered barriers and on performance analysis. This report is a collection, emphasizing conceptual and numerical models, of the recent results contributed from studies of NF/AZ processes and of quantitative measures of NF/AZ performance. The selection and presentation of contributions are intended to show the iterative development of understand

Hardin, E. L., LLNL

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Altered Plasma on Tissue Proliferation  

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KU ScholarWorks | The University of Kansas Pre-1923 Dissertations and Theses Collection The Effect of Altered Plasma on Tissue Proliferation 1913 by Robert Lee Hoffman This work was digitized by the Scholarly Communications program staff in the KU... of Altered Plasma on Tissue Proliferation Thesis prepared and presented for a Masters Degree by Robert Lee Hoffmann Fellow in Anatomy. Kansas State University* I9JI3. The Effect of Altered Plasma on Tissue Proliferations. Tissue proliferation...

Hoffman, Robert Lee

1913-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alteration of Terrain Permits (New Hampshire) | Department of Energy  

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Alteration of Terrain Permits (New Hampshire) Alteration of Terrain Permits (New Hampshire) Alteration of Terrain Permits (New Hampshire) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New Hampshire Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider NH Department of Environmental Services Alteration of Terrain Bureau

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Altered Tectonic and Hydrothermal Breccias in Corehole VC-1,...  

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we will briefly discuss each of the major deep breccias in VC-l, examine the style, intensity and paragenesis of their hydrothermal alteration, and speculate on their...

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Reclaiming Altered Landscapes: The Bingham Canyon Mine Memorial.  

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??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)

Haddadin, Dafer S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered stage correlative Sample Search...  

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fluid flow), crustal alteration, and geophysical properties, at both core... porosity and associated high permeability fosters alteration, particularly hydration. ......

96

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

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

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.

1996-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Rheological properties and chemical analysis of nanoclay and carbon microfiber modified asphalt with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy  

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This work aims to improve the rutting and fatigue cracking resistance of asphalt binders using selected nano- or micro-sized materials and to shed light on the microstructure changes induced by such modification to asphalt binders. The four modifiers (Nanomer I.44P, carbon microfiber, non-modified nanoclay and polymer modified nanoclay) were added into the control asphalt binder (PG 58-34). The Superpave™ tests and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) measurements were conducted for obtaining the complex shear modulus G* and microstructure distribution of modified asphalt binders. Meanwhile, the short-term and long-term aging processes of asphalt binders are simulated by rolling thin film oven (RTFO) and pressure aging vessel (PAV) tests. From the dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and FTIR tests results, the complex shear modulus G* values of nano- or micro-materials (Nanomer I.44P, non-modified nanoclay and carbon microfiber) modified asphalt binders increase, and the performance of resistance to rutting is improved compared to the control asphalt binder. The addition of polymer modified nanoclay (PMN) into the control asphalt binder decreases the complex shear modulus, and enhances the resistance to fatigue cracking. Moreover, the addition of four modifiers into the control asphalt binder can delay and weaken the aging and oxidation effect.

Hui Yao; Zhanping You; Liang Li; Shu Wei Goh; Chee Huei Lee; Yoke Khin Yap; Xianming Shi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glucose oxidase-graphene-chitosan modified electrode for direct...  

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oxidase-graphene-chitosan modified electrode for direct electrochemistry and glucose sensing. Glucose oxidase-graphene-chitosan modified electrode for direct electrochemistry and...

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Spectrally Enhanced Lighting  

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November 2007 November 2007 AfterImage + s p a c e 1 Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Brian Liebel, PE, LC Brian Liebel, PE, LC November 29, 2007 November 29, 2007 Federal Utilities Partnership Working Group Federal Utilities Partnership Working Group November 29, 2007 November 29, 2007 29 November 2007 AfterImage + s p a c e 2 Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting This is not a technology; just a This is not a technology; just a different way to quantify light based on different way to quantify light based on well established scientific findings well established scientific findings Can be used in conjunction with ANY Can be used in conjunction with ANY type of lighting design to gain

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NASA Enhanced Use Lease  

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Document describes a sample template of an enhanced used lease administered by NASA as part of a power purchase agreement (PPA).

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Optical Waveguide Enhanced Photovoltaics  

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Enhanced light to electric power conversion efficiency of photovoltaic cells ?with a low absorbance was achieved using waveguide integration. We ?present a proof of concept using a...

Rühle, Sven; Greenwald, Shlomit; Koren, Elad; Zaban, Arie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for altering the luminescence of a semiconductor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for altering the luminescence of a light emitting semiconductor (LES) device. In particular, a method is described whereby a silicon LES device can be selectively irradiated with a radiation source effective for altering the intensity of luminescence of the irradiated region. 4 figs.

Barbour, J.C.; Dimos, D.B.

1999-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

103

Plants having modified response to ethylene  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1997-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Plants having modified response to ethylene  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plants having modified response to ethylene  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Electrochemical apparatus comprising modified disposable rectangular cuvette  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

107

Modified discrete random walk with absorption  

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We obtain expected number of arrivals, probability of arrival, absorption probabilities and expected time before absorption for a modified discrete random walk on the (sub)set of integers. In a [pqrs] random walk the particle can move one step forward or backward, stay for a moment in the same state or it can be absorbed immediately in the current state. M[pqrs] is a modified version, where probabilities on both sides of a multiple function barrier M are of different [pqrs] type.

Theo van Uem

2009-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational Exchange in a Membrane Transport Protein Is Altered in Protein Crystals  

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Successful macromolecular crystallography requires solution conditions that may alter the conformational sampling of a macromolecule. Here, site-directed spin labeling is used to examine a conformational equilibrium within BtuB, the Escherichia coli outer membrane transporter for vitamin B{sub 12}. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra from a spin label placed within the N-terminal energy coupling motif (Ton box) of BtuB indicate that this segment is in equilibrium between folded and unfolded forms. In bilayers, substrate binding shifts this equilibrium toward the unfolded form; however, EPR spectra from this same spin-labeled mutant indicate that this unfolding transition is blocked in protein crystals. Moreover, crystal structures of this spin-labeled mutant are consistent with the EPR result. When the free energy difference between substates is estimated from the EPR spectra, the crystal environment is found to alter this energy by 3 kcal/mol when compared to the bilayer state. Approximately half of this energy change is due to solutes or osmolytes in the crystallization buffer, and the remainder is contributed by the crystal lattice. These data provide a quantitative measure of how a conformational equilibrium in BtuB is modified in the crystal environment, and suggest that more-compact, less-hydrated substates will be favored in protein crystals.

D Freed; P Horanyi; M Wiener; D Cafiso

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational Exchange in a Membrane Transport Protein Is Altered in Protein Crystals  

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Successful macromolecular crystallography requires solution conditions that may alter the conformational sampling of a macromolecule. Here, site-directed spin labeling is used to examine a conformational equilibrium within BtuB, the Escherichia coli outer membrane transporter for vitamin B{sub 12}. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra from a spin label placed within the N-terminal energy coupling motif (Ton box) of BtuB indicate that this segment is in equilibrium between folded and unfolded forms. In bilayers, substrate binding shifts this equilibrium toward the unfolded form; however, EPR spectra from this same spin-labeled mutant indicate that this unfolding transition is blocked in protein crystals. Moreover, crystal structures of this spin-labeled mutant are consistent with the EPR result. When the free energy difference between substates is estimated from the EPR spectra, the crystal environment is found to alter this energy by 3 kcal/mol when compared to the bilayer state. Approximately half of this energy change is due to solutes or osmolytes in the crystallization buffer, and the remainder is contributed by the crystal lattice. These data provide a quantitative measure of how a conformational equilibrium in BtuB is modified in the crystal environment, and suggest that more-compact, less-hydrated substates will be favored in protein crystals.

Freed, Daniel M.; Horanyi, Peter S.; Wiener, Michael C.; Cafiso, David S. (UV)

2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological Acceleration: Dark Energy or Modified Gravity?  

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We review the evidence for recently accelerating cosmological expansion or "dark energy", either a negative pressure constituent in General Relativity (Dark Energy) or modified gravity (Dark Gravity), without any Dark Energy constituent. If constituent Dark Energy does not exist, so that our universe is now dominated by pressure-free matter, Einstein gravity must be modified at low curvature. The vacuum symmetry of any Robertson-Walker universe then characterizes Dark Gravity as low- or high-curvature modifications of Einstein gravity. The dynamics of either kind of "dark energy" cannot be derived from the homogeneous expansion alone, but requires also observing the growth of inhomogeneities. Present and projected observations are all consistent with a small fine tuned cosmological constant, with nearly static Dark Energy, or with gravity modified at cosmological scales. The growth of cosmological fluctuations will potentially distinguish static "dark energy" from dynamic "dark energy" with equation of state $w(z)$ either changing rapidly or tracking the background matter. But to cosmologically distinguish $\\Lambda$CDM from modified gravity will require a weak lensing shear survey more ambitious than any now projected. Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati modifications of Einstein gravity may also be detected in refined bservations in the solar system or at the intermediate Vainstein scale. Dark Energy's epicyclic character, failure to explain the original Cosmic Coincidence ("Why now?") without fine tuning, inaccessibility to laboratory or solar system tests, along with braneworld theories, now motivate future precision solar system, Vainstein-scale and cosmological-scale studies of Dark Gravity.

Sidney Bludman

2006-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Request to Modify  

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Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Request to Modify Payment Authorization Agreement (PAA an existing PAA with this MGIC site: 2. The chartstring funding the existing PAA is: Project ID Owner Dept): Terminate the PAA as of (date): Change in scope of work for site (attach) Other change (describe) 4

Weber, David J.

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Supplemental Data The Arabidopsis Chromatin-Modifying  

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-1 45S siR Nucleolar dot observed: Dispersed nuclear signal: No signal: # nuclei observed 100 0 0 n = 75 = 62 0 9 91 n = 72 0 29 71 n = 76 5S siR Nucleolar dot observed: Dispersed nuclear signal: No signal1 Supplemental Data The Arabidopsis Chromatin-Modifying Nuclear siRNA Pathway Involves a Nucleolar

Jacobsen, Steve

113

Lorentz Invariance Violation in Modified Gravity  

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We consider an environmentally dependent violation of Lorentz invariance in scalar-tensor models of modified gravity where General Relativity is retrieved locally thanks to a screening mechanism. We find that fermions have a modified dispersion relation and would go faster than light in an anisotropic and space-dependent way along the scalar field lines of force. Phenomenologically, these models are tightly restricted by the amount of Cerenkov radiation emitted by the superluminal particles, a constraint which is only satisfied by chameleons. Measuring the speed of neutrinos emitted radially from the surface of the earth and observed on the other side of the earth would probe the scalar field profile of modified gravity models in dense environments. We argue that the test of the equivalence principle provided by the Lunar ranging experiment implies that a deviation from the speed of light, for natural values of the coupling scale between the scalar field and fermions, would be below detectable levels, unless gravity is modified by camouflaged chameleons where the field normalisation is environmentally dependent.

Philippe Brax

2012-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced performance of electrospun carbon fibers modified with carbon nanotubes: promising electrodes for enzymatic biofuel cells  

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New nanostructured electrodes, promising for the production of clean and renewable energy in biofuel cells, were developed with success. For this purpose, carbon nanofibers were produced by the electrospinning of polyacrylonitrile solution followed by convenient thermal treatments (stabilization followed by carbonization at 1000, 1200 and 1400° C), and carbon nanotubes were adsorbed on the surfaces of the fibers by a dipping method. The morphology of the developed electrodes was characterized by several techniques (SEM, Raman spectroscopy, electrical conductivity measurement). The electrochemical properties were evaluated through cyclic voltammetry, where the influence of the carbonization temperature of the fibers and the beneficial contribution of the carbon nanotubes were observed through the reversibility and size of the redox peaks of K3Fe(CN)6 versus Ag/AgCl. Subsequently, redox enzymes were immobilized on the electrodes and the electroreduction of oxygen to water was realized as a test of their efficiency as biocathodes. Due to the fibrous and porous structure of these new electrodes, and to the fact that carbon nanotubes may have the ability to promote electron transfer reactions of redox biomolecules, the new electrodes developed were capable of producing higher current densities than an electrode composed only of electrospun carbon fibers.

A Both Engel; A Cherifi; S Tingry; D Cornu; A Peigney; Ch Laurent

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using exploratory data analysis modified Box Plots to enhance Monte Carlo simulated Range Estimating Decision Technology  

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of the thesis is written with the intent of reviewing some of the significant pieces of literature relating to Monte Carlo simulated REDT and exploratory data analysis Box Plots. In 1964 David Hertz published an article in the Harvard Business Review... entitled, "Risk Analysis in Capital Investment" (Hertz 1964). While this article does not directly discuss range estimating, it is the foundation for the current REDT theory. In his atticle, Hertz discussed the problems associated with estimating...

Clutter, David John

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linguistic constraints on compensation for altered auditory feedback  

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linear regression predicting F1 in casual speech. . . . . .101 5.10 Design of small F1 shift experiment. . . . . .circles show the altered F1 heard by the subject at each

Katseff, Shira Eden

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser preheat enhanced ignition  

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A method for enhancing fuel ignition performance by preheating the fuel with laser light at a wavelength that is absorbable by the fuel prior to ignition with a second laser is provided.

Early, James W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser preheat enhanced ignition  

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A method for enhancing fuel ignition performance by preheating the fuel with laser light at a wavelength that is absorbable by the fuel prior to ignition with a second laser is provided. 11 figs.

Early, J.W.

1999-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Report Technologically Enhanced  

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.......................................................................................1-6 Geology and Distribution of Uranium................................................ ..........1Technical Report on Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials from Uranium of Mines and Geology, and William Chenoweth. EPA is especially appreciative of the comments provided

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Wave energy attenuation and shoreline alteration characteristics of submerged breakwaters  

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WAVE ENERGY ATTENUATION AND SHORELINE ALTERATION CHARACTERISTICS OF SUBMERGED BREAKWATERS A Thesis by KATHERINE MARGARET KRAFFT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major Subject: Ocean Engineering WAVE ENERGY ATTENUATION AND SHORELINE ALTERATION CHARACTERISTICS OF SUBMERGED BREAKWATERS A Thesis by KATHERINE MARGARET KRAFFT Approved as to style and content by: John...

Krafft, Katherine Margaret

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasound detection of beef cattle conformation alteration by injection  

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ULTRASOUND DETECTION OF BEEF CATTLE CONFORMATION ALTERATION BY IN JECTION A Thesis by JOHN DAVID SHOTWELL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1997 Major Subject: Animal Science ULTRASOUND DETECTION OF BEEF CATTLE CONFORMATION ALTERATION BY IN JECTION A Thesis by JOHN DAVID SHOTWELL Submitted to Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Shotwell, John David

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of modifying host oil on coprocessing  

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Petroleum is rich in aliphatic and naphthenic compounds, but usually contains relatively few aromatic or hydroaromatic compounds. This paper will explore ways in which petroleum resids (1000{degrees}F+) can be modified to improve them as coprocessing media with coal. Modifications of the resid include (1) hydrogenation with iron and molybdenum-based catalysts, (2) mild hydrogenation with dicobalt octacarbonyl (CO{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}) to convert any aromatics in the resid to hydroaromatics, (3) addition of certain polynuclear aromatic compounds that are excellent hydrogen shuttlers, and (4) catalytic hydrocracking of the resid. The untreated resid and modified oils were evaluated in thermal and catalytic coprocessing experiments. Measures for evaluating coprocessing performance include the fraction of coal converted to M soluble products and the yield of distillable oil, as measured using simulated distillation.

Hajdu, P.E.; Tierney, J.W.; Wender, I. [Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous diffusion modifies solar neutrino fluxes  

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Density and temperature conditions in the solar core suggest that the microscopic diffusion of electrons and ions could be nonstandard: diffusion and friction coefficients are energy dependent, collisions are not two-body processes and retain memory beyond the single scattering event. A direct consequence of nonstandard diffusion is that the equilibrium energy distribution of particles departs from the Maxwellian one (tails goes to zero more slowly or faster than exponentially) modifying the reaction rates. This effect is qualitatively different from temperature and/or composition modification: small changes in the number of particles in the distribution tails can strongly modify the rates without affecting bulk properties, such as the sound speed or hydrostatic equilibrium, which depend on the mean values from the distribution. This mechanism can considerably increase the range of predictions for the neutrino fluxes allowed by the current experimental values (cross sections and solar properties) and can be u...

Kaniadakis, G; Lissia, M; Quarati, P

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intramolecular ET Rates in Modified Ferrocytochromes c  

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Intramolecular Electron-Transfer Rates on Driving Force, pH, Intramolecular Electron-Transfer Rates on Driving Force, pH, and Temperature in Ammineruthenium-Modified Ferrocytochromes c James F. Wishart, Ji Sun, Myung Cho, Chang Su, and Stephan S. Isied J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 687-693 (1997) [Find paper at ACS Publications] or use ACS Articles on Request Abstract: Several ruthenium ammine complexes were used to modify horse-heart cytochrome c at histidine-33, creating a series of (NH3)4(L)Ru-Cyt c derivatives (L = H2O/OH-, ammonia, 4-ethylpyridine, 3,5-lutidine, pyridine, isonicotinamide, N-methylpyrazinium) with a wide range of driving forces for Fe-to-Ru electron transfer (-DG° = -0.125 to +0.46 eV). Electron-transfer rates and activation parameters were measured by pulse radiolysis using azide or carbonate radicals. The driving-force dependence

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Arnold Schwarzenegger SPECTRALLY ENHANCED CERAMIC  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor SPECTRALLY ENHANCED CERAMIC INCANDESCENT EMITTER Prepared For ENHANCED CERAMIC INCANDESCENT EMITTER EISG AWARDEE SONSIGHT INC. 17609 Clinton Drive Accokeek, MD 20607

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Testing Modified Gravity with Gravitational Wave Astronomy  

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The emergent area of gravitational wave astronomy promises to provide revolutionary discoveries in the areas of astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental physics. One of the most exciting possibilities is to use gravitational-wave observations to test alternative theories of gravity. In this contribution we describe how to use observations of extreme-mass-ratio inspirals by the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna to test a particular class of theories: Chern-Simons modified gravity.

Carlos F. Sopuerta; Nicolas Yunes

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of electrochemically modified polycrystalline platinum surfaces  

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

Krebs, L.C.; Ishida, Takanobu.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unified description of screened modified gravity  

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We consider modified gravity models driven by a scalar field whose effects are screened in high density regions due to the presence of nonlinearities in its interaction potential and/or its coupling to matter. Our approach covers chameleon, f(R) gravity, dilaton and symmetron models and allows a unified description of all these theories. We find that the dynamics of modified gravity are entirely captured by the time variation of the scalar field mass and its coupling to matter evaluated at the cosmological minimum of its effective potential, where the scalar field has sat since an epoch prior to big bang nucleosynthesis. This new parametrization of modified gravity allows one to reconstruct the potential and coupling to matter and therefore to analyze the full dynamics of the models, from the scale dependent growth of structures at the linear level to nonlinear effects requiring N-body simulations. This procedure is illustrated with explicit examples of reconstruction for chameleon, dilaton, f(R) and symmetron models.

Philippe Brax; Anne-Christine Davis; Baojiu Li; Hans A. Winther

2012-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and modification of particulate properties to enhance filtration performance  

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The specific objectives of this project are to characterize the particulate properties that determine the filtration performance of fabric filters, and to investigate methods for modifying these particulate properties to enhance filtration performance. Inherent in these objectives is the development of an experimental approach that will lead to full-scale implementation of beneficial conditioning processes identified during the project. The general approach has included a large number of laboratory evaluations to be followed by optional field tests of a new successful conditioning processes performed on a sidestream device. This project was divided into five tasks. The schedule followed for these tasks is shown in Figure 4. Tasks 2 and 3 each focus on one of the two complementary parts of the project. Task 2 Parametric Tests of Ashes and Fabrics, evaluates the degree to which ash properties and fabric design determine filtration performance. Task 3 Survey of Methods to Modify the Particle Filtration Properties, provides a literature review and laboratory study of techniques to modify ash properties. The results of these two tasks were used in Task 4 Proof-of-Concept Tests of Methods to Modify Particle Filtration Properties to demonstrate the effects on filtration performance of modifying ash properties. The findings of all the tasks are summarized in this Final Report. 13 refs.

Snyder, T.R.; Vann Bush, P.; Robinson, M.S.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters social behavior Sample Search Results  

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for: alters social behavior Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Cheryl Frye Department of Psychology Summary: are altered in response to affectivesocial behaviors, and blocking PXR...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered host behaviour Sample Search Results  

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nature of altered behaviour is the timing of the onset of altered host... ... Source: Poulin, Robert - Department of Zoology, University of Otago Collection: Biology and Medicine...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alteration zones underlying Sample Search...  

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to detect radioactive element concentration due to the hydrothermal alteration of fracture zones. However... alteration. The last level (3 in the table 1) includes the fracture...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alter cerebral 18faltanserin Sample Search...  

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hemodynamic responses to the alteration from hyperoxia to hypoxia. (A) Non-invasive PAT image... ) Non-invasive functional PAT image of cerebral hemodynamic responses to altering...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters progesterone secretion Sample Search...  

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from the testes, nor did it alter adult male sexual... of changes in testosterone production because progesterone treatment did not alter testosterone secretion... ml for...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered testicular morphology Sample Search...  

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could have altered interactions between the tadpoles... the other half were. Agrochemicals can alter both exposure to trematodes and amphibian susceptibility... or relative...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters testicular apoptosis-related Sample...  

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could have altered interactions between the tadpoles... the other half were. Agrochemicals can alter both exposure to trematodes and amphibian susceptibility... or relative...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altering phagocyte behavior Sample Search...  

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could have altered interactions between the tadpoles... the other half were. Agrochemicals can alter both exposure to trematodes and amphibian susceptibility... L of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alteration layer effects Sample Search...  

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effect on thermal conductivity, B:397-400 hydrothermal alteration comparison... -titanite alteration, chemical effects, B:49 image ... Source: Texas A&M University, Ocean...

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N-soliton solutions to the modified Boussinesq equation  

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Searching for exact solutions to nonlinear evolution equations is a very important and interesting work in nonlinear science. In this paper, the modified Boussinesq equation is derived from the modified Gel’ ... ...

Qiong Li ? ?; Tie-cheng Xia ???…

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Van der Waals theory of fluid interfaces  

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A modified version of the Van der Waals theory of fluid interfaces is presented. The modified theory is shown to retain the qualitative simplicity of the original theory while yielding a much more quantitative description of fluid properties.

Vito Bongiorno and H. Ted Davis

1975-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing of the Modified Anomalous Diffraction Approximation with...  

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y mix and mix regarding the P-D power laws is analogous to this procedure. Testing of Modified ADA Modified ADA has already been tested with regard to SD extinction...

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A modified split-supply switched-reluctance drive inverter  

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This paper describes the application of a new simple voltage-boosting feature to split-supply SR (switched-reluctance) inverter. As its name implies, the SR motor always operates in switching mode and has distinct motoring and generating rotor angular regions. The effectiveness of the energy conversion process of SR motor depends basically on the ability of its inverter to inject adequate current during the positive-torque angular region and to reduce the current to negligible value during negative-torque angular region. The modified inverter effectively generates boost voltages for accelerating current build-up and decay and hence enhances the performance of SR drives. Benefits of the added boosting include: higher average current, better energy recovery during commutation and a wider feasible speed range. This paper will assess the implications of the boost feature on inverter cost and performance. A time-stepping simulation procedure which includes the modelling of current overlapping between phases will be presented together with simulation results.

Chan, S.; Omar, A.M. [Mara Inst. of Tech., Selangor (Malaysia). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure Growth and the CMB in Modified Gravity (MOG)  

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

J. W. Moffat

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Resumption of nuclear glass alteration: State of the art  

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Abstract Studies of nuclear glass alteration kinetics have shown that after the beginning of a rate drop due to the approach of silica saturation of the solution and the formation of a passivating layer, a resumption of alteration is possible. This phenomenon corresponding to an acceleration of the glass dissolution rate is systematically associated with the precipitation of zeolites and, to a lesser extent, calcium silicate hydrates. Secondary phases which precipitate from the major glass network-forming elements (Si, Al) strongly impact the dissolution kinetics. The literature data are generally consistent and the results are reproducible, showing that the resumption of alteration is observed at high pH, temperature, and S/V ratio during laboratory experiments. The studies also show that the resumption of alteration is strongly dependent on the composition of the glass and the leaching solutions. The wide range of glass compositions studied (about 60 glasses in the articles reviewed) and the variable test conditions (temperature, pH, and solution composition) make it extremely difficult to compare and compile the data, or to decorrelate the effects of the composition on the time before the resumption of alteration and on its magnitude. The observations to date have led to a proposed macroscopic mechanism based on the loss of the passivating properties of the alteration layer after consumption of a fraction of the network-forming elements by precipitation of zeolites. No multiscale mechanistic approach exists, however, to account for the nucleation and growth of zeolites at the expense of the glass. For example, the effect of aluminum in the gel or in solution on the glass alteration kinetics is not sufficiently understood today. Although thermodynamic models have been proposed to delimit the ranges of glass compositions subject to a resumption of alteration, their development is hampered by inadequate knowledge of the newly formed phases and their nucleation-growth mechanism, and by gaps in the thermodynamic databases. Their development is also constrained by the capability of the models to take Si–Al–Ca interactions into account in the alteration gels.

Maxime Fournier; Stéphane Gin; Pierre Frugier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Timescales and settings for alteration of chondritic meteorites  

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Most groups of chondritic meteorites experienced diverse styles of secondary alteration to various degrees that resulted in formation of hydrous and anhydrous minerals (e.g., phyllosilicates, magnetite, carbonates, ferrous olivine, hedenbergite, wollastonite, grossular, andradite, nepheline, sodalite, Fe,Ni-carbides, pentlandite, pyrrhotite, Ni-rich metal). Mineralogical, petrographic, and isotopic observations suggest that the alteration occurred in the presence of aqueous solutions under variable conditions (temperature, water/rock ratio, redox conditions, and fluid compositions) in an asteroidal setting, and, in many cases, was multistage. Although some alteration predated agglomeration of the final chondrite asteroidal bodies (i.e. was pre-accretionary), it seems highly unlikely that the alteration occurred in the solar nebula, nor in planetesimals of earlier generations. Short-lived isotope chronologies ({sup 26}Al-{sup 26}Mg, {sup 53}Mn-{sup 53}Cr, {sup 129}I-{sup 129}Xe) of the secondary minerals indicate that the alteration started within 1-2 Ma after formation of the Ca,Al-rich inclusions and lasted up to 15 Ma. These observations suggest that chondrite parent bodies must have accreted within the first 1-2 Ma after collapse of the protosolar molecular cloud and provide strong evidence for an early onset of aqueous activity on these bodies.

Krot, A N; Hutcheon, I D; Brearley, A J; Pravdivtseva, O V; Petaev, M I; Hohenberg, C M

2005-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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NSLS Industrial User Enhancement Plan The overall goal of this plan for enhancing the NSLS Industrial Users' Program is to encourage greater  

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Industrial User Enhancement Plan Industrial User Enhancement Plan The overall goal of this plan for enhancing the NSLS Industrial Users' Program is to encourage greater use of synchrotron tools by industry researchers, improve access to NSLS beamlines by industrial researchers, and facilitate research collaborations between industrial researchers and NSLS staff, as well as researchers from university and government laboratories. The implementation of this plan will also involve modifications of the existing user access policy. The plan includes the following major elements: Improve the NSLS proposal review system:  Proposal rating review criteria has been modified to reflect the importance of technology

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Metal-modified and vertically aligned carbon nanotube sensors array for landfill gas  

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Vertically aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) layers were synthesized on Fe-coated low-cost alumina substrates using radio-frequency plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (RF-PECVD) technology. A miniaturized CNT-based gas sensor array was developed for monitoring landfill gas (LFG) at a temperature of 150??C. The sensor array was composed of 4 sensing elements with unmodified CNT, and CNT loaded with 5?nm nominally thick sputtered nanoclusters of platinum (Pt), ruthenium (Ru) and silver (Ag). Chemical analysis of multicomponent gas mixtures constituted of CO2, CH4, H2, NH3, CO and NO2 has been performed by the array sensor responses and pattern recognition based on principal component analysis (PCA). The PCA results demonstrate that the metal-decorated and vertically aligned CNT sensor array is able to discriminate the NO2 presence in the multicomponent mixture LFG. The NO2 gas detection in the mixture LFG was proved to be very sensitive, e.g.: the CNT:Ru sensor shows a relative change in the resistance of 1.50% and 0.55% for NO2 concentrations of 3.3?ppm and 330?ppb dispersed in the LFG, respectively, with a wide NO2 gas concentration range measured from 0.33 to 3.3?ppm, at the sensor temperature of 150??C. The morphology and structure of the CNT networks have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman spectroscopy. A forest-like nanostructure of vertically aligned CNT bundles in the multi-walled form appeared with a height of about 10 ?m and a single-tube diameter varying in the range of 5?35?nm. The intensity ratio of the Raman spectroscopy D-peak and G-peak indicates the presence of disorder and defects in the CNT networks. The size of the metal (Pt, Ru, Ag) nanoclusters decorating the CNT top surface varies in the range of 5?50?nm. Functional characterization based on electrical charge transfer sensing mechanisms in the metal-modified CNT-chemoresistor array demonstrates high sensitivity by providing minimal sub-ppm level detection, e.g., download up to 100?ppb NO2, at the sensor temperature of 150??C. The gas sensitivity of the CNT sensor array depends on operating temperature, showing a lower optimal temperature of maximum sensitivity for the metal-decorated CNT sensors compared to unmodified CNT sensors. Results indicate that the recovery mechanisms in the CNT chemiresistors can be altered by a rapid heating pulse from room temperature to about 110??C. A comparison of the NO2 gas sensitivity for the chemiresistors based on disorderly networked CNTs and vertically aligned CNTs is also reported. Cross-sensitivity towards relative humidity of the CNT sensors array is investigated. Finally, the sensing properties of the metal-decorated and vertically aligned CNT sensor arrays are promising to monitor gas events in the LFG for practical applications with low power consumption and moderate sensor temperature.

M Penza; R Rossi; M Alvisi; E Serra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of polyethylene-modified asphalt blends  

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Table 1. Viscosity of components of bitumens and polyolefins (after reference 3). Page 13 Table 2, Aging indices of modified and unmodified asphalts (Samples were aged at 140 'F at 20 atm. of pressure . . 24 Table 3. Table 4. Table 5. Viscosity... in poises as a function of time of aging for selected asphalts (Samples were aged at 140'F at room pressure). Comparison of mixture properties at optimum binder content as determined by the Marshall mixture design methodology (river gravel mixture and a...

Consuegra Granger, Fernando

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison Of Hydrothermal Alteration Of Carboniferous Carbonate And  

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Hydrothermal Alteration Of Carboniferous Carbonate And Hydrothermal Alteration Of Carboniferous Carbonate And Siliclastic Rocks In The Valles Caldera With Outcrops From The Socorro Caldera, New Mexico Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Comparison Of Hydrothermal Alteration Of Carboniferous Carbonate And Siliclastic Rocks In The Valles Caldera With Outcrops From The Socorro Caldera, New Mexico Details Activities (3) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: Continental Scientific Drilling Program (CSDP) drill hole VC-2B (total depth 1761.7 m (5780 ft); maximum temperature 295°C) was continuously cored through the Sulphur Springs hydrothermal system in the western ring-fracture zone of the 1.14 Ma Valles caldera. Among other units, the hole penetrated 760.2 m (2494.1 ft) of Paleozoic carbonate and

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GEOLOGY AND HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION OF THE RAFT RIVER GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM,  

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GEOLOGY AND HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION OF THE RAFT RIVER GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM, GEOLOGY AND HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION OF THE RAFT RIVER GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM, IDAHO Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: GEOLOGY AND HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION OF THE RAFT RIVER GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM, IDAHO Details Activities (3) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The Raft River geothermal system is located in southern Idaho, near the Utah-Idaho state boarder in the Raft River Valley. The field, which is owned and operated by U.S. Geothermal, has been selected as an EGS demonstration site by the U. S. Department of Energy. This paper summarizes ongoing geologic and petrologic investigations being conducted in support of this project. The reservoir is developed in fractured Proterozoic schist and quartzite, and Archean quartz monzonite cut by younger diabase

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Alteration And Geochemical Zoning In Bodie Bluff, Bodie Mining District,  

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Alteration And Geochemical Zoning In Bodie Bluff, Bodie Mining District, Alteration And Geochemical Zoning In Bodie Bluff, Bodie Mining District, Eastern California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Alteration And Geochemical Zoning In Bodie Bluff, Bodie Mining District, Eastern California Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Banded, epithermal quartz-adularia veins have produced about 1.5 million ounces of gold and 7 million ounces of silver from the Bodie mining district, eastern California. The veins cut dacitic lava flows, pyroclastic rocks and intrusions. Sinter boulders occur in a graben structure at the top of Bodie Bluff and fragments of sinter and mineralized quartz veins occur in hydrothermal breccias nearby. Explosive venting evidently was part of the evolution of the ore-forming geothermal systems which, at one time,

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Subsurface Stratigraphy, Structure, and Alteration in the Senator Thermal  

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Subsurface Stratigraphy, Structure, and Alteration in the Senator Thermal Subsurface Stratigraphy, Structure, and Alteration in the Senator Thermal Area, Northern Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, Nevada-Initial Results from Injection Well 38-32, and a New Structural Scenario for the Stillwater Escarpment Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Subsurface Stratigraphy, Structure, and Alteration in the Senator Thermal Area, Northern Dixie Valley Geothermal Field, Nevada-Initial Results from Injection Well 38-32, and a New Structural Scenario for the Stillwater Escarpment Abstract Two injection wells (DV 38-32 and DV 27-32) in the Senator thermal area of the northern Dixie Valley geothermal field supply all the injectate reaching the field's northernmost group of production wells. These injectors are also the only wells in the field drilled between the surface

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Lithology and alteration mineralogy of reservoir rocks at Coso Geothermal  

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Lithology and alteration mineralogy of reservoir rocks at Coso Geothermal Lithology and alteration mineralogy of reservoir rocks at Coso Geothermal Area, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Lithology and alteration mineralogy of reservoir rocks at Coso Geothermal Area, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Coso is one of several high-temperature geothermal systems associated with recent volcanic activity in the Basin and Range province. Chemical and fluid inclusion data demonstrate that production is from a narrow, asymmetric plume of thermal water that originates from a deep reservoir to the south and then flows laterally to the north. Geologic controls on the geometry of the upwelling plume were investigated using petrographic and analytical analyses of reservoir rock and vein material.

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Detecting insider activity using enhanced directory virtualization.  

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Insider threats often target authentication and access control systems, which are frequently based on directory services. Detecting these threats is challenging, because malicious users with the technical ability to modify these structures often have sufficient knowledge and expertise to conceal unauthorized activity. The use of directory virtualization to monitor various systems across an enterprise can be a valuable tool for detecting insider activity. The addition of a policy engine to directory virtualization services enhances monitoring capabilities by allowing greater flexibility in analyzing changes for malicious intent. The resulting architecture is a system-based approach, where the relationships and dependencies between data sources and directory services are used to detect an insider threat, rather than simply relying on point solutions. This paper presents such an architecture in detail, including a description of implementation results.

Shin, Dongwan (New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM); Claycomb, William R.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasound enhanced soil washing  

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The development of an ultrasonic enhanced soil-washing process requires a comprehensive, well-designed experimental program, with the results carefully analyzed on the basis of known ultrasonic cleaning mechanisms. There has been no systematic work carried out to develop information on the important variables that can affect the efficacy of ultrasonic enhancement of contaminant removal from soil. The goal of this study is to examine the potential of ultrasonic energy to enhance soil washing and to optimize conditions. Ultrasonic energy potentially can be used in enhancing contaminant removal from the entire soil mix, or it can be used as a polishing operation on the fines portion of the soil mixture after traditional soil washing operations. The research study was designed to demonstrate that ultrasonic energy can: improve process performance, e.g., remove contaminants to lower residual concentrations; and improve process economics, e.g., shorter treatment (residence) times, less surfactant use. This process was demonstrated using soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Meegoda, J.; Ho, W.; Bhattacharajee, M.; Wei, C.F.; Cohen, D.M.; Magee, R.S. [New Jersey Inst. of Technology, Newark, NJ (United States); Frederick, R.M. [Environmental Protection Agency, Edison, NJ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

156

Modulational instability of a modified Gross-Pitaevskii equation with higher-order nonlinearity  

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We consider the modulational instability (MI) of Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) described by a modified Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation with higher-order nonlinearity both analytically and numerically. A new explicit time-dependent criterion for exciting the MI is obtained. It is shown that the higher-order term can either suppress or enhance the MI, which is interesting for control of the system, instability. Importantly, we predict that with the help of the higher-order nonlinearity, the MI can also take place in a BEC with repulsively contact interactions. The analytical results are confirmed by direct numerical simulations.

Xiu-Ying Qi and Ju-Kui Xue

2012-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

157

Chemically modified carbonic anhydrases useful in carbon capture systems  

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

Novick, Scott; Alvizo, Oscar

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

158

Chemically modified carbonic anhydrases useful in carbon capture systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Novick, Scott J; Alvizo, Oscar

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

159

MODIFIED GRAVITY SPINS UP GALACTIC HALOS  

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We investigate the effect of modified gravity on the specific angular momentum of galactic halos by analyzing the halo catalogs at z = 0 from high-resolution N-body simulations for a f(R) gravity model that meets the solar-system constraint. It is shown that the galactic halos in the f(R) gravity model tend to acquire significantly higher specific angular momentum than those in the standard {Lambda}CDM model. The largest difference in the specific angular momentum distribution between these two models occurs for the case of isolated galactic halos with mass less than 10{sup 11} h {sup -1} M {sub Sun }, which are likely least shielded by the chameleon screening mechanism. As the specific angular momentum of galactic halos is rather insensitive to other cosmological parameters, it can in principle be an independent discriminator of modified gravity. We speculate a possibility of using the relative abundance of low surface brightness galaxies (LSBGs) as a test of general relativity given that the formation of the LSBGs occurs in fast spinning dark halos.

Lee, Jounghun [Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FPRD, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of)] [Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FPRD, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of); Zhao, Gong-Bo [National Astronomy Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100012 (China)] [National Astronomy Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100012 (China); Li, Baojiu [Institute of Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Koyama, Kazuya, E-mail: jounghun@astro.snu.ac.kr [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom)

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

160

A Modified Efficiency Equation of Solar Collectors  

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Abstract This paper describes the derivation of a modified equation for solar collector efficiency that is expressed using the heating load term instead of the inlet fluid temperature term from the currently used linear collector efficiency equation. The parameters in the modified equation are estimated using test data measured for 14 days. In evaluation of the equation's validity, the calculated daily collector efficiency agrees well with the measured daily collector efficiency, with a correlation coefficient of 0.9110. The equation is also be expressed in another form by including the term for the shape of the hot water storage tank in the solar heating system. Collector efficiencies with parametric changes are calculated with the estimated parameters and compared with different global solar irradiance on solar collectors, daily average ambient temperature and heating loads per collector area. It would be necessary to estimate the parameters for better performance of the efficiency equation with more data from long-term system simulations at various operating conditions.

Kyoung-ho Lee; Nam-choon Baek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous diffusion modifies solar neutrino fluxes  

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Density and temperature conditions in the solar core suggest that the microscopic diffusion of electrons and ions could be nonstandard: Diffusion and friction coefficients are energy dependent, collisions are not two-body processes and retain memory beyond the single scattering event. A direct consequence of nonstandard diffusion is that the equilibrium energy distribution of particles departs from the Maxwellian one (tails goes to zero more slowly or faster than exponentially) modifying the reaction rates. This effect is qualitatively different from temperature and/or composition modification: Small changes in the number of particles in the distribution tails can strongly modify the rates without affecting bulk properties, such as the sound speed or hydrostatic equilibrium, which depend on the mean values from the distribution. This mechanism can considerably increase the range of predictions for the neutrino fluxes allowed by the current experimental values (cross sections and solar properties) and can be used to reduce the discrepancy between these predictions and the solar neutrino experiments.

G. Kaniadakis; A. Lavagno; M. Lissia; P. Quarati

1997-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

162

Boron modified molybdenum silicide and products  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Meyer, M.K.; Akinc, M.

1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

163

Boron modified molybdenum silicide and products  

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

Meyer, Mitchell K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Akinc, Mufit (Ames, IA)

1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

164

Nitrogen concentration and d15 N of altered oceanic crust  

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February 2007 Abstract Knowledge of the subduction input flux of nitrogen (N) in altered oceanic crust (AOC compositions of AOC. Analyses of 53 AOC samples recovered on DSDP/ODP legs from the North and South Pacific of the Mariana trench and Site 1149 outboard of the Izu trench), and 14 composites for the AOC sections at Site

Bebout, Gray E.

165

Temperature alters food web body-size structure  

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...ecology 1001 60 69 Temperature alters food web body-size structure Jean P. Gibert John...The consequences of these effects for food web structure are unclear because the relationships between temperature and aspects of food web structure such as predator-prey body-size...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Supporting Information for: Salt concentration differences alter membrane  

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). The membrane area available for ion transport was 11.4 cm2 . Platinum mesh electrodes that spanned the crossS1 Supporting Information for: Salt concentration differences alter membrane resistance in reverse-814-867-1847 #12;S2 Membrane resistance measurement Without a concentration difference Membrane resistance

167

Exposure to seismic survey alters blue whale acoustic communication  

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...research-article Animal behaviour 1001 14 Exposure to seismic survey alters blue whale acoustic communication...their natural functions. Sounds from seismic surveys are intense and have peak frequency...changed their vocal behaviour during a seismic survey that deployed a low-medium power...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

STATE OF CALIFORNIA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE, PRESCRIPTIVE HVAC ALTERATIONS  

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE, PRESCRIPTIVE HVAC ALTERATIONS CEC-MECH-1C-ALT-HVAC (Revised 07/10) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE MECH-1C-ALT-HVAC Prescriptive HVAC Steps" column below. Note: After installation of HVAC units and/or ducts, the Installation

169

How species interact Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology  

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How species interact Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology Roger Arditi and Lev R. Ginzburg, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, in the research unit of Ecology and Evolution of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University since 1977. He has published widely on theoretical

Canet, Léonie

170

NASA Enhanced Use Lease  

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KCA-4204 KCA-4204 NASA JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ENHANCED USE LEASE This Enhanced Use Lease (the "Lease") is made as of the date set forth below by the signatories, by and between the NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, an Agency of the United States, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, as the lessor (hereinafter "NASA-KSC"), and Florida Power & Light Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida, as the lessee (hereinafter "FPL"). This Lease is made under the authority of section 315 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. §2459j) with reference to the following facts: R E C I T A L S A. NASA-KSC is committed to using its real property assets to efficiently

171

Enhanced coalbed methane recovery  

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The recovery of coalbed methane can be enhanced by injecting CO{sub 2} in the coal seam at supercritical conditions. Through an in situ adsorption/desorption process the displaced methane is produced and the adsorbed CO{sub 2} is permanently stored. This is called enhanced coalbed methane recovery (ECBM) and it is a technique under investigation as a possible approach to the geological storage of CO{sub 2} in a carbon dioxide capture and storage system. This work reviews the state of the art on fundamental and practical aspects of the technology and summarizes the results of ECBM field tests. These prove the feasibility of ECBM recovery and highlight substantial opportunities for interdisciplinary research at the interface between earth sciences and chemical engineering.

Mazzotti, M.; Pini, R.; Storti, G. [ETH, Zurich (Switzerland). Inst. of Process Engineering

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

172

NASA Enhanced Use Lease  

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KCA-4204 KCA-4204 NASA JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ENHANCED USE LEASE This Enhanced Use Lease (the "Lease") is made as of the date set forth below by the signatories, by and between the NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, an Agency of the United States, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, as the lessor (hereinafter "NASA-KSC"), and Florida Power & Light Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida, as the lessee (hereinafter "FPL"). This Lease is made under the authority of section 315 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. §2459j) with reference to the following facts: R E C I T A L S A. NASA-KSC is committed to using its real property assets to efficiently

173

Enhancing nuclear power safety  

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Through its ClydeUnion Pumps brand, SPX has a long history of providing pumps to the nuclear power industry and is working to help provide solutions that enhance vital safety systems on these plants. Compared with traditional alternatives, its TWL steam turbine driven pump is designed to increase the reliability of systems that provide heat removal from pressurised water reactors and boiling water reactors during extended emergency periods.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Auxiliary fields representation for modified gravity models  

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We consider tensor-multiscalar representations for several types of modified gravity actions. The first example is the theory with the action representing an arbitrary smooth function of the scalar curvature R and {open_square}R, the integrand of the Gauss-Bonnet term and the square of the Weyl tensor. We present a simple procedure leading to an equivalent theory of a space-time metric and four auxiliary scalars and especially discuss the calibration of a cosmological constant and the condition of the existence of de Sitter-like solutions in the case of an empty universe. The condition for obtaining a smaller number of independent scalar fields is derived. The second example is the Eddington-like gravity action. In this case we show, in particular, the equivalence of the theory to general relativity with the cosmological constant term, with or without use of the first-order formalism, and also discuss some possible generalizations.

Rodrigues, Davi C.; Salles, Filipe de O; Shapiro, Ilya L.; Starobinsky, Alexei A. [Departamento de Fisica, CCE, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, 29075-910, Vitoria, ES (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, ICE, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, 36036-330, MG (Brazil); Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow, 119334 (Russian Federation); RESCEU, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

Dynamical friction in modified Newtonian dynamics  

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We have tested a previous analytical estimate of the dynamical friction timescale in Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) with fully non-linear N-body simulations. The simulations confirm that the dynamical friction timescale is significantly shorter in MOND than in equivalent Newtonian systems, i.e. systems with the same phase-space distribution of baryons and additional dark matter. An apparent conflict between this result and the long timescales determined for bars to slow and mergers to be completed in previous N-body simulations of MOND systems is explained. The confirmation of the short dynamical-friction timescale in MOND underlines the challenge that the Fornax dwarf spheroidal poses to the viability of MOND.

C. Nipoti; L. Ciotti; J. Binney; P. Londrillo

2008-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

176

OXYGEN ENHANCED COMBUSTION FOR NOx CONTROL  

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This quarterly technical progress report will summarize work accomplished for the Program in the seventh quarter October-December 2001 in the following task areas: Task 1 - Oxygen Enhanced Combustion, Task 2 - Oxygen Transport Membranes, Task 3 - Economic Evaluation and Task 4 - Program Management. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling of oxygen injection strategies was performed during the quarter resulting in data that suggest the oxygen injection reduces NOx emissions while reducing LOI. Pilot-scale testing activities concluded at the University of Utah this quarter. Testing demonstrated that some experimental conditions can lead to NOx emissions well below the 0.15 lb/MMBtu limit. Evaluation of alternative OTM materials with improved mechanical properties continued this quarter. Powder procedure optimization continued and sintering trial began on an element with a new design. Several OTM elements were tested in Praxair's single tube high-pressure test facility under various conditions. A modified PSO1d element demonstrated stable oxygen product purity of >98% and oxygen flux of 68% of target. Updated test results and projected economic performance have been reviewed with the Utility Industrial Advisors. The economic comparison remains very favorable for O{sub 2} enhanced combustion. Discussions regarding possible Beta sites have been held with three other utilities in addition to the industrial advisors. Proposals will be prepared after the completion of full scale burner testing. Beta test cost estimating work has been initiated.

David R. Thompson; Lawrence E. Bool; Jack C. Chen

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Single Nanoparticle Surface Enhanced Fluorescence  

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It is well established that when in close proximity to gold nanoparticles the optical properties of local fluorescent molecules are dramatically altered. When the localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), tuned...

Linden R. Webster; K. Suhling; D. Richards

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Enhanced Geothermal Systems Subprogram Overview  

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This overview of GTP's Enhanced Geothermal Systems subprogram was given at the GTP Program Peer Review on May 18, 2010.

179

Testing modified gravity at large distances with the HI Nearby Galaxy Survey’s rotation curves  

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Recently a new—quantum motivated—theory of gravity has been proposed that modifies the standard Newtonian potential at large distances when spherical symmetry is considered. Accordingly, Newtonian gravity is altered by adding an extra Rindler acceleration term that has to be phenomenologically determined. Here we consider a standard and a power-law generalization of the Rindler modified Newtonian potential. The new terms in the gravitational potential are hypothesized to play the role of dark matter in galaxies. Our galactic model includes the mass of the integrated gas, and stars for which we consider three stellar mass functions (Kroupa, diet-Salpeter, and free mass model). We test this idea by fitting rotation curves of seventeen low surface brightness galaxies from the HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS). We find that the Rindler parameters do not perform a suitable fit to the rotation curves in comparison to standard dark matter profiles (Navarro-Frenk-White and Burkert) and, in addition, the computed parameters of the Rindler gravity show a high spread, posing the model as a nonacceptable alternative to dark matter.

Jorge Mastache; Jorge L. Cervantes-Cota; Axel de la Macorra

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

180

Removal of oil from water using polyurethane foam modified with nanoclay  

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Abstract To enhance the removal of oil contaminants from water, polyurethane foam structure was modified by integrating cloisite 20A nanoclay into it. Pure and modified polyurethane foams (nanocomposite adsorbents) were then characterized using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy tests. Optimum weight fraction of the added cloisite 20A to the foam structure was 3 wt%, improving the sorption capacity up to 16% and oil removal efficiency up to 56% in water–oil system. The reusability feature of blank polyurethane and nanocomposites with 3 wt% and 4 wt% of cloisite 20A nanoclay was studied through chemical regeneration by toluene and petroleum ether. In the case of structurally modified polyurethane foams with nanoclay (nanocomposites), chemical regeneration reduced the oil removal efficiency, but improved the adsorption capacity in the range of low to medium oil initial concentration and reduced it in high oil initial concentrations. A comparison between the obtained adsorption data and adsorption isotherm models, including Langmuir, Freundlich and Redlich–Peterson, showed a good agreement with Langmuir and Redlich–Peterson models.

Amir Ahmad Nikkhah; Hamid Zilouei; Ahmad Asadinezhad; Alireza Keshavarz

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cu- and Ag-modified cerium oxide catalysts for methane oxidation  

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The catalytic activity of nanocrystalline doped ceria and Cu- and Ag-modified ceria for the complete oxidation of methane was studied in this work. The catalyst structure was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and related to the availability of low-temperature oxygen species. Selected samples were also analyzed by STEM/EDX, HRTEM, and XPS. Temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) by H{sub 2} and CH{sub 4}, as well as oxygen chemisorption, measurements were used to characterize the different oxygen species present on the catalyst. La and Zr were used as dopants to modify the crystal size and reduction properties of ceria. Enhanced activity for the complete oxidation of methane is discussed in terms of ceria reducibility, crystal size, and formation of oxygen defects at the surface (extrinsic oxygen vacancies). Addition of transition metal oxides (CuO) or transition metals (Ag) improves the low-temperature oxidation activity of cerium oxide. The interaction of ceria with Ag and CuO is a strong function of the crystal size of ceria. In the presence of the transition metal or metal oxide, a small crystal size of ceria favors the formation of highly reducible oxygen species and enhances the methane oxidation activity.

Kundakovic, L.; Flytzani-Stephanopoulis, M. [Tufts Univ., Medford, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Tufts Univ., Medford, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Spectrally Enhanced Lighting  

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Spectrally enhanced lighting (SEL) is a cost-effective, low-risk design method for achieving significant energy savings. It entails shifting the color of lamps from the warmer to the cooler (whiter) end of the color spectrum, more closely matching daylight. Studies show that, with this color shift, occupants perceive lighting to be brighter and they are able to see more clearly. Since SEL provides the same levels of visual acuity with fewer lumens of output, SEL installations can be designed using fewer lamps or lower wattage lamps than traditional lighting.

183

Non-Noether symmetries of the modified Boussinesq equations  

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We investigate a one-parameter non-Noether symmetry group of the modified Boussinesq equations and show that this symmetry naturally...

G. Chavchanidze

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Further comparisons between the conventional and the modified Schwarzschild objectives  

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The performance of the modified Schwarzschild objective configuration in comparison with the ordinary ... tolerances of the two configurations to lateral and mirrors’ axial misalignments. Also, the nonconcentric

S. Bollanti; P. Di Lazzaro; F. Flora; L. Mezi; D. Murra; A. Torre

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Generalized second law in the modified theory of gravity  

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In the context of modified theory of gravity [f(R) gravity], we try to study the conditions needed for validity of the generalized second law.

Mohseni Sadjadi, H. [Department of Physics, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14395-547, Tehran 14399-55961 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

186

Growth factor parametrization and modified gravity  

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The growth rate of matter perturbation and the expansion rate of the Universe can be used to distinguish modified gravity and dark energy models in explaining the cosmic acceleration. The growth rate is parametrized by the growth index {gamma}. We discuss the dependence of {gamma} on the matter energy density {omega} and its current value {omega}{sub 0} for a more accurate approximation of the growth factor. The observational data, including the data of the growth rate, are used to fit different models. The data strongly disfavor the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati model. For the dark energy model with a constant equation of state, we find that {omega}{sub 0}=0.27{+-}0.02 and w=-0.97{+-}0.09. For the {lambda}CDM model, we find that {gamma}=0.64{sub -0.15}{sup +0.17}. For the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati model, we find that {gamma}=0.55{sub -0.13}{sup +0.14}.

Gong Yungui [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered Lipid Composition and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase 2  

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...petrochemical industry or biodiesel fuel production (Durrett...DGATs in other green algae, suggest a more distinct...of Type 2 DGATs from Algae and Plants. AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS...triacylglycerols by the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii...oil from microalgae for biodiesel production: A review...

Sanjaya; Rachel Miller; Timothy P. Durrett; Dylan K. Kosma; Todd A. Lydic; Bagyalakshmi Muthan; Abraham J.K. Koo; Yury V. Bukhman; Gavin E. Reid; Gregg A. Howe; John Ohlrogge; Christoph Benning

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered Lipid Composition and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase 2  

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...acyltransferases (DGATs) play distinct roles in determining the quality and quantity of acyl-CoA flux into TAG synthesis. In eukaryotes...DGTT2 as a tool to manipulate acyl-CoA pools in plants and to engineer TAGs in vegetative tissues, we expressed the full-length...

Sanjaya; Rachel Miller; Timothy P. Durrett; Dylan K. Kosma; Todd A. Lydic; Bagyalakshmi Muthan; Abraham J.K. Koo; Yury V. Bukhman; Gavin E. Reid; Gregg A. Howe; John Ohlrogge; Christoph Benning

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered Lipid Composition and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase 2  

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...type 2 DGATs in other green algae, suggest a more distinct role for these enzymes in algae, compared with plants. This...can be subsequently used to fuel germination and seedling establishment...Alignment of Type 2 DGATs from Algae and Plants. AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS...

Sanjaya; Rachel Miller; Timothy P. Durrett; Dylan K. Kosma; Todd A. Lydic; Bagyalakshmi Muthan; Abraham J.K. Koo; Yury V. Bukhman; Gavin E. Reid; Gregg A. Howe; John Ohlrogge; Christoph Benning

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered Lipid Composition and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase 2  

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...University of Missouri, Columbia, MO...microscopy|GC-MS, gas chromatography-mass...increased seed oil content in soybean...separated TAG and gas chromatography-flame...An Abundance of Oil Droplets in the...samples were used for oil droplet visualization...purged with argon gas and coated with...

Sanjaya; Rachel Miller; Timothy P. Durrett; Dylan K. Kosma; Todd A. Lydic; Bagyalakshmi Muthan; Abraham J.K. Koo; Yury V. Bukhman; Gavin E. Reid; Gregg A. Howe; John Ohlrogge; Christoph Benning

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered Lipid Composition and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase 2  

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...implied that the ectopic introduction of DGTT2 activity in...potential benefits of engineering TAG content in transgenic...for Biomass and Other Fuels. (Golden, CO: National...from microalgae for biodiesel production: A review...Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol...

Sanjaya; Rachel Miller; Timothy P. Durrett; Dylan K. Kosma; Todd A. Lydic; Bagyalakshmi Muthan; Abraham J.K. Koo; Yury V. Bukhman; Gavin E. Reid; Gregg A. Howe; John Ohlrogge; Christoph Benning

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered Lipid Composition and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase 2  

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...min in an Emscope Sputter Coater model SC 500 (Ashford) purged with argon gas and...Protocols are listed on the company website ( http://www.elementalanalysis...A new generation of protein database search programs. Nucleic Acids Res. 25 : 3389-3402...

Sanjaya; Rachel Miller; Timothy P. Durrett; Dylan K. Kosma; Todd A. Lydic; Bagyalakshmi Muthan; Abraham J.K. Koo; Yury V. Bukhman; Gavin E. Reid; Gregg A. Howe; John Ohlrogge; Christoph Benning

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered Lipid Composition and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Arabidopsis Leaves following Introduction of an Algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase 2  

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...set log intensities had a bimodal distribution with a valley at 9 (data not shown). Such bimodality appears to...Seedling Phenotype. Supplemental Figure 3. Analysis of Long and Very-Long-Chain Fatty Acids in Soil-Grown Plants (6 Weeks...

Sanjaya; Rachel Miller; Timothy P. Durrett; Dylan K. Kosma; Todd A. Lydic; Bagyalakshmi Muthan; Abraham J.K. Koo; Yury V. Bukhman; Gavin E. Reid; Gregg A. Howe; John Ohlrogge; Christoph Benning

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Seed bank persistence of genetically modified canola  

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Seed bank persistence of genetically modified canola in California Douglas J-Verlag 2012 Abstract Introduction Canola, which is genetically modified (GM) for tolerance to glyphosate, has of glyphosate. Methods Volunteer from dormant canola seeds produced thousands of plants per hectare

California at Davis, University of

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A modified LandauDevonshire thermodynamic potential for strontium titanate  

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A modified Landau­Devonshire thermodynamic potential for strontium titanate G. Sheng, Y. L. Li, J Landau­Devonshire thermodynamic potential for strontium titanate G. Sheng,1,a Y. L. Li,2 J. X. Zhang,1,b of the Landau energy coefficients and report a modified thermodynamic potential for bulk strontium titanate

Chen, Long-Qing

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SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION OF CHEMICALLY MODIFIED WOOD: DYNAMIC WETTABILITY1  

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SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION OF CHEMICALLY MODIFIED WOOD: DYNAMIC WETTABILITY1 John Z. Lu* Postdoctoral-3015 [a maleated polypropylene (MAPP) copolymer with a high molecular weight]-treated wood surface the dynamic wettability of wood surfaces modified with different coupling agents. Keywords: Chemical

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Plasmonic enhanced ultrafast switch.  

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Ultrafast electronic switches fabricated from defective material have been used for several decades in order to produce picosecond electrical transients and TeraHertz radiation. Due to the ultrashort recombination time in the photoconductor materials used, these switches are inefficient and are ultimately limited by the amount of optical power that can be applied to the switch before self-destruction. The goal of this work is to create ultrafast (sub-picosecond response) photoconductive switches on GaAs that are enhanced through plasmonic coupling structures. Here, the plasmonic coupler primarily plays the role of being a radiation condenser which will cause carriers to be generated adjacent to metallic electrodes where they can more efficiently be collected.

Subramania,Ganapathi Subramanian; Reno, John Louis; Passmore, Brandon Scott; Harris, Tom.; Shaner, Eric Arthur; Barrick, Todd A.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon enhanced thermionic emission  

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Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) is exploited to provide improved efficiency for radiant energy conversion. A hot (greater than 200.degree. C.) semiconductor cathode is illuminated such that it emits electrons. Because the cathode is hot, significantly more electrons are emitted than would be emitted from a room temperature (or colder) cathode under the same illumination conditions. As a result of this increased electron emission, the energy conversion efficiency can be significantly increased relative to a conventional photovoltaic device. In PETE, the cathode electrons can be (and typically are) thermalized with respect to the cathode. As a result, PETE does not rely on emission of non-thermalized electrons, and is significantly easier to implement than hot-carrier emission approaches.

Schwede, Jared; Melosh, Nicholas; Shen, Zhixun

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Chemical Cleaning  

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Chemical Cleaning Chemical Cleaning Renee H. Spires Enhanced Chemical Cleaning Project Manager July 29, 2009 Tank Waste Corporate Board 2 Objective Provide an overview of the ECC process and plan 3 Chemical Cleaning * Oxalic Acid can get tanks clean - Tank 16 set a standard in 1982 - Tanks 5-6 Bulk OA cleaning results under evaluation * However, the downstream flowsheet and financial impacts of handling the spent acid were unacceptable Before After Tank 16 Tank 16 4 Oxalic Acid Flowsheet Impacts Evap Sludge Washing Evap Feed/Drop Tank 8 Wt% Oxalic Acid Neutralization Tank Solids Liquid High oxalate concentration Negligible oxalate concentration * Oxalates from chemical cleaning impact salt processing * A process change was needed Evaporator Saltstone Vaults DWPF Filled Canisters 5 Vision * Eliminate the impacts to the Tank Farm

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Genetically modified yeast species, and fermentation processes using genetically modified yeast  

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Yeast cells are transformed with an exogenous xylose isomerase gene. Additional genetic modifications enhance the ability of the transformed cells to ferment xylose to ethanol or other desired fermentation products. Those modifications include deletion of non-specific or specific aldose reductase gene(s), deletion of xylitol dehydrogenase gene(s) and/or overexpression of xylulokinase.

Rajgarhia, Vineet; Koivuranta, Kari; Penttila, Merja; Ilmen, Marja; Suominen, Pirkko; Aristidou, Aristos; Miller, Christopher Kenneth; Olson, Stacey; Ruohonen, Laura

2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetically modified yeast species and fermentation processes using genetically modified yeast  

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Yeast cells are transformed with an exogenous xylose isomerase gene. Additional genetic modifications enhance the ability of the transformed cells to ferment xylose to ethanol or other desired fermentation products. Those modifications', include deletion of non-specific or specific aldose reductase gene(s), deletion of xylitol dehydrogenase gene(s) and/or overexpression of xylulokinase.

Rajgarhia, Vineet (Kingsport, TN); Koivuranta, Kari (Helsinki, FI); Penttila, Merja (Helsinki, FI); Ilmen, Marja (Helsinki, FI); Suominen, Pirkko (Maple Grove, MN); Aristidou, Aristos (Maple Grove, MN); Miller, Christopher Kenneth (Cottage Grove, MN); Olson, Stacey (St. Bonifacius, MN); Ruohonen, Laura (Helsinki, FI)

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetically modified yeast species, and fermentation processes using genetically modified yeast  

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Yeast cells are transformed with an exogenous xylose isomerase gene. Additional genetic modifications enhance the ability of the transformed cells to ferment xylose to ethanol or other desired fermentation products. Those modifications include deletion of non-specific aldose reductase gene(s), deletion of xylitol dehydrogenase gene(s) and/or overexpression of xylulokinase.

Rajgarhia, Vineet [Kingsport, TN; Koivuranta, Kari [Helsinki, FI; Penttila, Merja [Helsinki, FI; Ilmen, Marja [Helsinki, FI; Suominen, Pirkko [Maple Grove, MN; Aristidou, Aristos [Maple Grove, MN; Miller, Christopher Kenneth [Cottage Grove, MN; Olson, Stacey [St. Bonifacius, MN; Ruohonen, Laura [Helsinki, FI

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety...  

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Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Presented by Kevin R. Blackwell, Radioactive Materials...

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project objective: Make Seismic...

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Atomic Ordering Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Nanoalloys...  

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Ordering Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Nanoalloys for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Atomic Ordering Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Nanoalloys for Oxygen Reduction...

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Alteration of Enzymatic Characteristics of Bacterial Alpha-Amylase by Acylation  

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Immobilization of an enzyme by chemical bonding to a carrier molecule usually results in some alteration of its enzymatic characteristics. At present the alteration is explained in terms of a new microenvironm...

Hirosuke Okada; Itaru Urabe

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Alterations in Brain Connectivity in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Using  

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COMMENTARY Understanding Alterations in Brain Connectivity in Attention of neural systems and brain connections is an important new area of research to understand both normal brain connectivity and alterations in brain connectivity in neuropsychiatric disorders. The study of brain

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Solid-State NMR Examination of Alteration Layers on a Nuclear...  

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Examination of Alteration Layers on a Nuclear Waste Glasses. Solid-State NMR Examination of Alteration Layers on a Nuclear Waste Glasses. Abstract: Solid-state NMR is a powerful...

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Optimized HVAC Management Service to Enhance Demand Response  

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Optimized HVAC Management Service to Enhance Demand Response Optimized HVAC Management Service to Enhance Demand Response Speaker(s): John Steinberg Date: August 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Janie Page Many utilities are investing vast sums deploying smart meters to customers, some of whom remain stubbornly opposed to those deployments, in large part because they remain unmoved by the claimed benefits. EcoFactor has developed a thermostat management service that delivers (and quantifies) significant energy savings for consumers and a number of additional benefits to other players in the energy value chain. It does so without relying on consumers to modify behavior, study energy information displays, or even pay attention to their energy use. EcoFactor also significantly boosts DR yield while it increases occupant comfort. It can identify HVAC

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Thermogravimetric Analysis of Modified Hematite by Methane (CH{sub 4}) for Chemical-Looping Combustion: A Global Kinetics Mechanism  

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Iron oxide (Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) or in its natural form (hematite) is a potential material to capture CO{sub 2} through the chemical-looping combustion (CLC) process. It is known that magnesium (Mg) is an effective methyl cleaving catalyst and as such it has been combined with hematite to assess any possible enhancement to the kinetic rate for the reduction of Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} with methane. Therefore, in order to evaluate its effectiveness as a hematite additive, the behaviors of Mg-modified hematite samples (hematite –5% Mg(OH){sub 2}) have been analyzed with regard to assessing any enhancement to the kinetic rate process. The Mg-modified hematite was prepared by hydrothermal synthesis. The reactivity experiments were conducted in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) using continuous stream of CH{sub 4} (5, 10, and 20%) at temperatures ranging from 700 to 825 {degrees}C over ten reduction cycles. The mass spectroscopy analysis of product gas indicated the presence of CO{sub 2}, H{sub 2}O, H{sub 2} and CO in the gaseous product. The kinetic data at reduction step obtained by isothermal experiments could be well fitted by two parallel rate equations. The modified hematite samples showed higher reactivity as compared to unmodified hematite samples during reduction at all investigated temperatures.

Monazam, Esmail R.; Breault, Ronald W.; Siriwardane, Ranjani; Miller, Duane D.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acids alter glycerolipid Sample Search...  

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diseases, that involve deregulated lipid metabolism. Altered... . Keywor ds: Acrolein, arachidonic acid, cerebral ischemia, cytidine-5-diphosphocholine, CDP Source: Kalil,...

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CATALYST ENHANCED MICRO SCALE BATCHCATALYST ENHANCED MICRO SCALE BATCH ASSEMBLYASSEMBLY  

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CATALYST ENHANCED MICRO SCALE BATCHCATALYST ENHANCED MICRO SCALE BATCH ASSEMBLYASSEMBLY RajashreeCollection/Analysis Capabilities · Parts (800x800x50µmParts (800x800x50µm33 ) and catalysts (2x2x.5mm) and catalysts (2x2x.5mm33 non-participating millimeter scale parts that act as `catalysts'. We present experimental results

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Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow  

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The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation.

Heath, William O. (Richland, WA); Virden, Jr., Judson W. (Richland, WA); Richardson, R. L. (West Richland, WA); Bergsman, Theresa M. (Richland, WA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow  

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The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation. 4 figures.

Heath, W.O.; Virden, J.W. Jr.; Richardson, R.L.; Bergsman, T.M.

1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Pt nanoparticles modified by rare earth oxides: Electronic effect and influence to catalytic hydrogenation of 3-phenoxybenzaldehyde  

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Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The rare earths modified Pt/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} were prepared by colloidal deposition method. • Modification of Pt by the rare earth enhanced catalytic hydrogenation activity. • The activity improvement is due to electron interaction between Pt and rare earth. • The hydrogenation mechanism of rare earth modified Pt catalyst was proposed. - Abstract: The rare earth elements (La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Pr, and Gd) modified Pt/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalysts were prepared by the colloidal deposition and chemical reduction methods, respectively. Pt nanoparticles with average size 3 ± 0.5 nm were uniformly dispersed on the surface of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} for the samples prepared by the colloidal deposition method, which exhibited higher activities in the hydrogenation of 3-phenoxybenzadehyde than the corresponding samples prepared by chemical reduction method. Moreover, except Gd, the catalysts modified by rare earth elements showed better catalytic performance than unmodified Pt/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. For Pt–Ce/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst, when the weight percent of Pt and Ce was 0.5 and 0.25, respectively, the hydrogenation conversion of 3-phenoxybenzaldehyde was 97.3% after 6 h reaction. This activity improvement is due to the electronic interaction between Pt and rare earth elements, which was investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Mou, Zhigang; Han, Ming; Li, Gang; Du, Yukou [College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Yang, Ping, E-mail: pyang@suda.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Zhang, Hailu [Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123 (China); Deng, Zongwu, E-mail: zwdeng2007@sinano.ac.cn [Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123 (China)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced membrane gas separations  

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An improved membrane gas separation process is described comprising: (a) passing a feed gas stream to the non-permeate side of a membrane system adapted for the passage of purge gas on the permeate side thereof, and for the passage of the feed gas stream in a counter current flow pattern relative to the flow of purge gas on the permeate side thereof, said membrane system being capable of selectively permeating a fast permeating component from said feed gas, at a feed gas pressure at or above atmospheric pressure; (b) passing purge gas to the permeate side of the membrane system in counter current flow to the flow of said feed gas stream in order to facilitate carrying away of said fast permeating component from the surface of the membrane and maintaining the driving force for removal of the fast permeating component through the membrane from the feed gas stream, said permeate side of the membrane being maintained at a subatmospheric pressure within the range of from about 0.1 to about 5 psia by vacuum pump means; (c) recovering a product gas stream from the non-permeate side of the membrane; and (d) discharging purge gas and the fast permeating component that has permeated the membrane from the permeate side of the membrane, whereby the vacuum conditions maintained on the permeate side of the membrane by said vacuum pump means enhance the efficiency of the gas separation operation, thereby reducing the overall energy requirements thereof.

Prasad, R.

1993-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

217

Enhanced local tomography  

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Local tomography is enhanced to determine the location and value of a discontinuity between a first internal density of an object and a second density of a region within the object. A beam of radiation is directed in a predetermined pattern through the region of the object containing the discontinuity. Relative attenuation data of the beam is determined within the predetermined pattern having a first data component that includes attenuation data through the region. In a first method for evaluating the value of the discontinuity, the relative attenuation data is inputted to a local tomography function .function..sub..LAMBDA. to define the location S of the density discontinuity. The asymptotic behavior of .function..sub..LAMBDA. is determined in a neighborhood of S, and the value for the discontinuity is estimated from the asymptotic behavior of .function..sub..LAMBDA.. In a second method for evaluating the value of the discontinuity, a gradient value for a mollified local tomography function .gradient..function..sub..LAMBDA..epsilon. (x.sub.ij) is determined along the discontinuity; and the value of the jump of the density across the discontinuity curve (or surface) S is estimated from the gradient values.

Katsevich, Alexander J. (Los Alamos, NM); Ramm, Alexander G. (Manhattan, KS)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting For Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

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Temperature-High-Volume Lifting For Enhanced Geothermal Systems Temperature-High-Volume Lifting For Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting For Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting Project Description The proposed scope of work is divided into three Phases. Overall system requirements will be established in Phase 1, along with an evaluation of existing lifting system capability, identification of technology limitations, and a conceptual design of an overall lifting system. In developing the system components in Phase 2, component-level tests will be conducted using GE facilities. Areas of development will include high-temperature drive system materials, journal and thrust bearings, and corrosion and erosion-resistant lifting pump components. Finally, in Phase 3, the overall lab-scale lifting system will be demonstrated in a flow loop that will be constructed at GE Global Research.

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Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced  

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Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 High-Temperature Downhole Tools Project Description The multidisciplinary team, consisting of participants from GE, Qorex LLC, AFL Telecommunications and Sandia National Labs, has a strong record of successful harsh environment sensor technology development and will design and validate the reliability of a suite of distributed temperature, strain, vibration and precision point pressure fiber-based sensors. During the first year, the program will demonstrate fiber and sensor subsystem reliability in the presence of hydrogen at 374°C and 220 bar, which is critical to acceptance of this technology in EGS. Based on these results, a go/no-go decision will be made to complete any remaining development and proceed to prototype a high temperature cable which integrates these subsystems onto a single tool string to facilitate field deployment.

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Mutants of Arabidopsis with altered regulation of starch degradation  

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Mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. with altered regulation of starch degradation were identified by screening for plants that retained high levels of leaf starch after a period of extended darkness. The mutant phenotype was also expressed in seeds, flowers, and roots, indicating that the same pathway of starch degradation is used in these tissues. In many respects, the physiological consequences of the mutations were equivalent to the effects observed in previously characterized mutants of Arabidopsis that are unable to synthesize starch. One mutant line, which was characterized in detail, had normal levels of activity of the starch degradative enzymes {alpha}-amylase, {beta}-amylase, phosphorylase, D-enzyme, and debranching enzyme. Thus, it was not possible to establish a biochemical basis for the phenotype, which was due to a recessive mutant at a locus designated sex 1 at position 12.2 on chromosome 1. This raises the possibility that hitherto unidentified factors, altered by the mutation, play a key role in regulating or catalyzing starch degradation.

Caspar, T.; Lin, Tsanpiao; Kakefuda, G.; Benbow, L.; Preiss, J.; Somerville, C. (Michigan State Univ., East Lansing (USA))

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally-induced voltage alteration for integrated circuit analysis  

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A thermally-induced voltage alteration (TIVA) apparatus and method are disclosed for analyzing an integrated circuit (IC) either from a device side of the IC or through the IC substrate to locate any open-circuit or short-circuit defects therein. The TIVA apparatus uses constant-current biasing of the IC while scanning a focused laser beam over electrical conductors (i.e. a patterned metallization) in the IC to produce localized heating of the conductors. This localized heating produces a thermoelectric potential due to the Seebeck effect in any conductors with open-circuit defects and a resistance change in any conductors with short-circuit defects, both of which alter the power demand by the IC and thereby change the voltage of a source or power supply providing the constant-current biasing. By measuring the change in the supply voltage and the position of the focused and scanned laser beam over time, any open-circuit or short-circuit defects in the IC can be located and imaged. The TIVA apparatus can be formed in part from a scanning optical microscope, and has applications for qualification testing or failure analysis of ICs.

Cole, Jr., Edward I. (Albuquerque, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low electrical potential anode modified with Fe/ferric oxide and its application in marine benthic microbial fuel cell with higher voltage and power output  

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Abstract Low voltage and power output limit the widespread application of marine benthic microbial fuel cell (BMFCs). To increase the cell power, a Fe/Ferric oxide modified anode fabricating by electrolytic deposition is reported here. The novel anode has a lower surface contact angle and higher wettability, which favors the adhesion of bacteria. It is firstly demonstrated that the electrical potential of the modified anode is about ?775 mV, much lower than that of the plain graphite (about ?450 mV). Open circuit potential of BMFC with the modified anode is about 1050 ± 50 mV, while the potential for the plain cells is only 700 ± 50 mV. In comparison with the plain graphite, the modified anode presents a 393-fold exchange current density and a higher kinetic activity. The output power reaches 7.4 × 10?2 mW cm?2, 17.4-fold higher than that of the plain graphite. A composite mechanism of both chemical and microbial enhancement of the modified anode is proposed to explain its excellent electrochemical performance. The modified anode has potential for high-power output cell and novel voltage-booster design to make the BMFC utilization feasibility.

Yubin Fu; Qian Xu; Xuerong Zai; Yuanyuan Liu; Zhikai Lu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Rapid Intensification Mechanisms in Producing and Altering the  

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March 12, 2010 #12;Outline and Purpose · Introduction ­ Motivation ­ Advanced Hurricane WRF model ­ Data in the eyewall, created by advection of elevated eye e, which locally enhance updrafts. · Braun et al. (2006 pressure, decreasing at least 20 hPa. ­ Maximum sustained winds, increasing at least 15 m s1. · How well do

Kuligowski, Bob

224

Lignite Fuel Enhancement  

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This 11th quarterly Technical Progress Report for the Lignite Fuel Enhancement Project summarizes activities from January 1st through March 31st of 2007. It summarizes the completion of the Prototype testing activity and initial full-scale dryer design, Budget Period 2 activity during that time period. The Design Team completed process design and layouts of air, water, and coal systems. Heyl-Patterson completed dryer drawings and has sent RFPs to several fabricators for build and assembly. Several meetings were held with Barr engineers to finalize arrangement of the drying, air jig, and coal handling systems. Honeywell held meetings do discuss the control system logic and hardware location. By the end of March we had processed nearly 300,000 tons of lignite through the dryer. Outage preparation maintenance activities on a coal transfer hopper restricted operation of the dryer in February and March. The Outage began March 17th. We will not dry coal again until early May when the Outage on Unit No.2 completes. The Budget Period 1 (Phase 1) final report was submitted this quarter. Comments were received from NETL and are being reviewed. The Phase 2 Project Management Plan was submitted to NETL in January 2007. This deliverable also included the Financing Plan. An application for R&D 100 award was submitted in February. The project received an award from the Minnesota Professional Engineering Society's Seven Wonders of Engineering Award and Minnesota ACEC Grand Award in January. To further summarize, the focus this quarter has been on finalizing commercial design and the layout of four dryers behind each Unit. The modification to the coal handling facilities at Coal Creek and incorporation of air jigs to further beneficiate the segregated material the dryers will reject 20 to 30 % of the mercury and sulfur is segregated however this modification will recover the carbon in that stream.

Charles Bullinger

2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced carbon influx into TFTR supershots  

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Under some conditions, a very large influx of carbon into TFTR occurs during beam injection into low recycling plasmas (the Supershot regime). These carbon blooms'' result in serious degradation of plasma parameters. The sources of this carbon have been identified as hot spots on the TFTR bumper limiter at or near the last closed flux surface. Two separate temperature thresholds have been identified. One, at about 1650{degree}C, is consistent with radiation enhanced sublimation. The other, at about 2300{degree}C, appears to be thermal sublimation of carbon from the limiter. To account for the increased density caused by the blooms, near unity recycling of the carbon at the limiter by physical sputtering is required; this effect is expected from laboratory measurements, and we believe we are seeing it on TFTR. The sources of the carbon blooms are sites which have either loosely attached fragments of limiter material (caused by damage) or surfaces nearly perpendicular to the magnetic field lines. Such surfaces may have local power depositions two orders of magnitude higher than usual. The TFTR team modified the limiter during the opening of Winter 1989--90. The modifications greatly reduced the number and magnitude of the blooms, so that they are no longer a problem.

Ramsey, A.T.; Bush, C.E.; Dylla, H.F.; Owens, D.K.; Pitcher, C.S.; Ulrickson, M.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa | Open  

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Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa Agency/Company /Organization: IEEE Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access Resource Type: Technical report Website: ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1709540 UN Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa Language: English References: Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa[1] "With the population of 13.4% of the world and a land area of 15%, Africa has only 2% of the world's industrial capacity. Its per capita income is only 15% of the world average and only consumes 3% of world energy. Many

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Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) + Bonus Depreciation  

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Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) + Bonus Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) + Bonus Depreciation (2008-2012) Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) + Bonus Depreciation (2008-2012) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Savings Category Bioenergy Commercial Heating & Cooling Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Wind Water Solar Heating & Cooling Heating Water Heating Program Info Start Date 1986 Program Type Corporate Depreciation Provider U.S. Internal Revenue Service Under the federal Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS), businesses may recover investments in certain property through depreciation deductions. The MACRS establishes a set of class lives for various types of property, ranging from three to 50 years, over which the property may be

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Amperometric Biosensors Based on Carbon Paste Electrodes Modified...  

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Modified with Nanostructured Mixed-valence Manganese Oxides and Glucose Oxidase."Nanomedicine 1(2):130-135. Authors: X Cui G Liu Y Lin Capabilities: Spectroscopy and Diffraction...

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Impact fracture behavior of model system modified polypropylene  

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The morphology and impact properties of polypropylene copolymer blends modified with talc and/or ethylene-propylene (EPR) or ethylene-octene (EOR) rubber were studied. Izod impact, instrumented Charpy impact, and high speed single...

Estrada, Albert Jesse

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Modifying Nanotubes Chemistry and Electronics of Carbon Nanotubes  

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Modifying Nanotubes Chemistry and Electronics of Carbon Nanotubes Go Together Ernesto Joselevich* Keywords: chemical reactivity · electronic structure · molecular electronics · nanotechnology · nanotubes yield mixtures of metallic and semi- conducting nanotubes, extensive re- search has been devoted

Joselevich, Ernesto

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LARYNGEAL ADJUSTMENTS IN STUTTERING: MODIFIED REACTION PARhDIGM*  

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LARYNGEAL ADJUSTMENTS IN STUTTERING: MODIFIED REACTION PARhDIGM* Hirohide Yoshioka+ and Anders UHqvist++ A GLOTTOGRAPHIC OBSERVATION USING A Abstract. An experimental paradigm for studying stuttering and dysfluent utterances. These findings suggest that stuttering is linked to a temporal disruption

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Testing and Comparing the Modified Anomalous Diffraction Approximation  

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The modified anomalous diffraction approximation (MADA) is used to predict absorption and extinction in water and ice clouds, but it does not predict the scattering phase function or asymmetry parameter g. In conjunction with g parameterizations, ...

David L. Mitchell; Anthony J. Baran; W. P. Arnott; C. Schmitt

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TR-031 Ecology March 2004 A modified timber cruise  

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TR-031 Ecology March 2004 A modified timber cruise for the inventory of dead wood in Coastal-751-7001 Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology ~ Geomorphology ~ Hydrology ~ Pedology ~ Silviculture ~ Wildlife 2004 Research Section, Coast Forest Region, BCMOF Research Disciplines: Ecology ~ Geology

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The transatlantic rift in genetically modified food policy  

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The regulatory structures underlying United States and European Union policies regarding genetically modified (GM) food and crops are fundamentally different. The US regulates GM foods and crops as end product...

Celina Ramjoué

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minor Actinide Transmutation Potential of Modified PROMETHEUS Fusion Reactor  

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This study presents the investigation of the burning and/or transmutation (B/T) of minor actinides (MAs) in the modified PROMETHEUS-H fusion reactor. The calculations were performed for an operation...2.... In or...

Hüseyin Yap??c??; Gamze Genç; Nesrin Demir; Bilge Çeper

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Crystal Structure of Non-Modified and Bipyridine-Modified PNA Duplexes  

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Peptide nucleic acid (PNA) is a synthetic analogue of DNA that commonly has an N-aminoethyl glycine backbone. The crystal structures of two PNA duplexes, one containing eight standard nucleobase pairs (GGCATGCC)2, and the other containing the same nucleobase pairs and a central pair of bipyridine ligands, have been solved with a resolution of 1.22 and 1.10 {angstrom}, respectively. The non-modified PNA duplex adopts a P-type helical structure similar to that of previously characterized PNAs. The atomic-level resolution of the structures allowed us to observe for the first time specific modes of interaction between the terminal lysines of the PNA and the backbone and the nucleobases situated in the vicinity of the lysines, which are considered an important factor in the induction of a preferred handedness in PNA duplexes. Our results support the notion that whereas PNA typically adopts a P-type helical structure, its flexibility is relatively high. For example, the base-pair rise in the bipyridine-containing PNA is the largest measured to date in a PNA homoduplex. The two bipyridines bulge out of the duplex and are aligned parallel to the major groove of the PNA. In addition, two bipyridines from adjacent PNA duplexes form a p-stacked pair that relates the duplexes within the crystal. The bulging out of the bipyridines causes bending of the PNA duplex, which is in contrast to the structure previously reported for biphenyl-modified DNA duplexes in solution, where the biphenyls are p stacked with adjacent nucleobase pairs and adopt an intrahelical geometry. This difference shows that relatively small perturbations can significantly impact the relative position of nucleobase analogues in nucleic acid duplexes.

Yeh, Joanne I.; Pohl, Ehmke; Truan, Daphne; He, Wei; Sheldrick, George M.; Du, Shoucheng; Achim, Catalina (Pitt); (PSI); (Goettingen); (Durham); (CM)

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Solar System experiments do not yet veto modified gravity models  

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

Valerio Faraoni

2006-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on a small modified plasma focus opening switch  

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The small plasma focus device UNU/ICTP PFF has been modified to test its operation as an opening switch with a plasma filled diode as the load. Recent experiment results on this modified plasma focus opening switch (MPFOS) showing long conduction opening action have been reported [1 2 3]. In this paper a series of experiments to characterize the ion beams produced will be reported.

W. S. Leong; C. S. Wong; P. Choi; S. P. Moo

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of alteration product precipitation on glass dissolution  

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Abstract Understanding the mechanisms that control the durability of nuclear waste glass is paramount if reliable models are to be constructed so that the glass dissolution rate in a given geological repository can be calculated. Presently, it is agreed that (boro)silicate glasses dissolve in water at a rate dependent on the solution concentration of orthosilicic acid (H4SiO4) with higher [H4SiO4] leading to lower dissolution rates. Once the reaction has slowed as a result of the buildup of H4SiO4, another increase in the rate has been observed that corresponds to the precipitation of certain silica-bearing alteration products. However, it has also been observed that the concentration of silica-bearing solution species does not significantly decrease, indicating saturation, while other glass tracer elements concentrations continue to increase, indicating that the glass is still dissolving. In this study, we have used the Geochemist’s Workbench code to investigate the relationship between glass dissolution rates and the precipitation rate of a representative zeolitic silica-bearing alteration product, analcime [Na(AlSi2O6)?H2O]. To simplify the calculations, we suppressed all alteration products except analcime, gibbsite (Al(OH)3), and amorphous silica. The pseudo-equilibrium-constant matrix for amorphous silica was substituted for the glass pseudo-equilibrium-constant matrix because it has been shown that silicate glasses act as a silica-only solid with respect to kinetic considerations. In this article, we present the results of our calculations of the glass dissolution rate at different values for the analcime precipitation rate constant and the effects of varying the glass dissolution rate constant at a constant analcime precipitation rate constant. From the simulations we conclude, firstly, that the rate of glass dissolution is dependent on the kinetics of formation of the zeolitic phase. Therefore, the kinetics of secondary phase formation is an important parameter that should be taken into account in future glass dissolution modeling efforts. Secondly, the results indicate that, in the absence of a gel layer, the glass dissolution rate controls the rate of analcime precipitation in the long term. The meaning of these results pertinent to long-term glass durability is discussed.

Denis M. Strachan; James J. Neeway

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAMMA RADIATION INTERACTS WITH MELANIN TO ALTER ITS OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL AND RESULTS IN ELECTRIC CURRENT PRODUCTION  

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The presence of melanin pigments in organisms is implicated in radioprotection and in some cases, enhanced growth in the presence of high levels of ionizing radiation. An understanding of this phenomenon will be useful in the design of radioprotective materials. However, the protective mechanism of microbial melanin in ionizing radiation fields has not yet been elucidated. Here we demonstrate through the electrochemical techniques of chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry and cyclic voltammetry that microbial melanin is continuously oxidized in the presence of gamma radiation. Our findings establish that ionizing radiation interacts with melanin to alter its oxidation-reduction potential. Sustained oxidation resulted in electric current production and was most pronounced in the presence of a reductant, which extended the redox cycling capacity of melanin. This work is the first to establish that gamma radiation alters the oxidation-reduction behavior of melanin, resulting in electric current production. The significance of the work is that it provides the first step in understanding the initial interactions between melanin and ionizing radiation taking place and offers some insight for production of biomimetic radioprotective materials.

Turick, C.; Ekechukwu, A.; Milliken, C.

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation and Analysis of Life Cycle Costs of Baseline Enhanced Geothermal  

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Estimation and Analysis of Life Cycle Costs of Baseline Enhanced Geothermal Estimation and Analysis of Life Cycle Costs of Baseline Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Estimation and Analysis of Life Cycle Costs of Baseline Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Analysis Project Description In pursuit of the goal of reducing EGS costs, this project will facilitate the following: - A clear understanding of the current cost structure - Its dependence on markets - The benefits of innovation - The impact of synergistic process configurations, and - Widespread dissemination of the findings for use by the geothermal community

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Surface-plasmon-polariton resonance factors in a classical calculation of surface-enhanced Raman scattering  

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The effect of resonant excitation of surface-plasmon polaritons of a general metal substrate on the relatively long-range classical enhancement of the surface-enhanced Raman scattering is considered. It is shown that all the three factors in the classical enhancement arising from the presence of the metal, namely the local electric field at the molecular site at the incident frequency, the electrodynamic renormalization factor for the molecular polarizability, and the propagator for the Stokes scattered field, are modified resonantly. However, their individual impact on the total enhancement differs appreciably, depending strongly on the shape of the metal surface and the distance of the molecule from the surface. As an example, explicit results are given for a molecule adsorbed on a small sphere.

G. S. Agarwal; Sudhanshu S. Jha; J. C. Tsang

1982-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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6 - Nanoclay-modified asphalt mixtures for eco-efficient construction  

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Abstract: Polymeric nanocomposites are among the most exciting and promising classes of materials discovered recently. A number of physical properties are successfully enhanced when a polymer is modified with small amount of nanoclay on condition that the clay is dispersed at nanoscopic level. In this research, comparative rheological tests on binders and mechanical tests on asphalt mixtures containing unmodified and nanoclay modified bitumen were carried out. Two types of nanoclay were used: Nanofill-15 and Cloisite-15A. Rheological tests on binder were penetration, softening point, ductility and aging effect. Mechanical tests on asphalt mixture were Marshall stability, indirect tensile strength, resilient modulus, diametric fatigue and dynamic creep tests. Test results show that nanoclay can improve properties such as stability, resilient modulus and indirect tensile strength and result in superior performance compared to that of unmodified bitumen under dynamic creep. Nanoclays do not seem to have beneficial effects on fatigue behaviour at low temperatures. Optimum binder content and void in total mixture (VTM) increase by adding nanoclay to bitumen.

S. Ghaffarpour Jahromi; Shahid Rajaee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Immunochemical Studies of DNA Modified by cis-Dichlorodiammineplatinum(II) in Vivo and in Vitro  

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...not formed in several modified synthetic DNA's and RNA's. At least two...not formed in several modified synthetic DNA's and RNA's. At least two...not formed in several modified synthetic DNA's and RNA's. At least two...

Bernard Malfoy; Brigitte Hartmann; Jean-Pierre Macquet; Marc Leng

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2004 DOE Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program Review Presentation COST AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS FOR A PEM FUEL CELL TURBOCOMPRESSOR  

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The objective is to assist the Department of Energy in the development of a low cost, reliable and high performance air compressor/expander. Technical Objective 1: Perform a turbocompressor systems PEM fuel cell trade study to determine the enhanced turbocompressor approach. Technical Objective 2: Using the results from technical objective 1, an enhanced turbocompressor will be fabricated. The design may be modified to match the flow requirements of a selected fuel cell system developer. Technical Objective 3: Design a cost and performance enhanced compact motor and motor controller. Technical Objective 4: Turbocompressor/motor controller development.

Mark K. Gee

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Geologic and Engineering Models of Midcontinent Fracture and Karst-Modified Reservoirs Using New 3-D Seismic Attributes  

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Our project goal was to develop innovative seismic-based workflows for the incremental recovery of oil from karst-modified reservoirs within the onshore continental United States. Specific project objectives were: (1) to calibrate new multi-trace seismic attributes (volumetric curvature, in particular) for improved imaging of karst-modified reservoirs, (2) to develop attribute-based, cost-effective workflows to better characterize karst-modified carbonate reservoirs and fracture systems, and (3) to improve accuracy and predictiveness of resulting geomodels and reservoir simulations. In order to develop our workflows and validate our techniques, we conducted integrated studies of five karst-modified reservoirs in west Texas, Colorado, and Kansas. Our studies show that 3-D seismic volumetric curvature attributes have the ability to re-veal previously unknown features or provide enhanced visibility of karst and fracture features compared with other seismic analysis methods. Using these attributes, we recognize collapse features, solution-enlarged fractures, and geomorphologies that appear to be related to mature, cockpit landscapes. In four of our reservoir studies, volumetric curvature attributes appear to delineate reservoir compartment boundaries that impact production. The presence of these compartment boundaries was corroborated by reservoir simulations in two of the study areas. Based on our study results, we conclude that volumetric curvature attributes are valuable tools for mapping compartment boundaries in fracture- and karst-modified reservoirs, and we propose a best practices workflow for incorporating these attributes into reservoir characterization. When properly calibrated with geological and production data, these attributes can be used to predict the locations and sizes of undrained reservoir compartments. Technology transfer of our project work has been accomplished through presentations at professional society meetings, peer-reviewed publications, Kansas Geological Survey Open-file reports, Master's theses, and postings on the project website: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/SEISKARST.

Susan Nissen; Saibal Bhattacharya; W. Lynn Watney; John Doveton

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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RMOTC - Testing - Enhanced Oil Recovery  

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Enhanced Oil Recovery Notice: As of July 15th 2013, the Department of Energy announced the intent to sell Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 3 (NPR3). The sale of NPR-3 will also include the sale of all equipment and materials onsite. A decision has been made by the Department of Energy to complete testing at RMOTC by July 1st, 2014. RMOTC will complete testing in the coming year with the currently scheduled testing partners. For more information on the sale of NPR-3 and sale of RMOTC equipment and materials please join our mailing list here. RMOTC will play a significant role in continued enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology development and field demonstration. A scoping engineering study on Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3's (NPR-3) enhanced oil recovery

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Enhanced Integrity LNG Storage Tanks  

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In recent years close attention has been given to increasing the integrity of LNG storage tanks. The M.W. Kellogg Company is a participant in four major LNG projects that incorporate enhanced integrity LNG storag...

W. S. Jacobs; S. E. Handman

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS Enhanced Capabilities and Questions  

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ATLAS provides an enterprise wide solution for managing DOE’s transportation activities. ATLAS combined and enhanced the existing tools in a reliable, efficient, user friendly and secure cloud platform.

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Chemical modification of simul wood with styrene–acrylonitrile copolymer and organically modified nanoclay  

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Simul wood (Salmalia malabarica...) was chemically modified by treatment with styrene–acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN), glycidyl methacrylate (GMA), and organically modified nanoclay. The physical properties of wood...

R. R. Devi; T. K. Maji

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0407: Amended Notice of Intent to Modify the Scope of the...  

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Amended Notice of Intent to Modify the Scope of the Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0407: Amended Notice of Intent to Modify the Scope of the Environmental Impact Statement...

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The development and testing of emissivity enhancement coatings for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator applications  

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One requirement of a thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator is to efficiently emit photons at high temperatures to TPV cells for conversion to electric power. Because many candidate radiator materials with adequate structural properties display low emissivity, coatings or other surface modifications are required for enhancement of emissivity. Six plasma sprayed coatings and one textured surface demonstrated adequate thermal stability and emittance values of 0.8 or greater. Promising attributes of modified surfaces are identified.

Cockeram, B.V.; Measures, D.P.; Mueller, A.J.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Hydrogen Production in Escherichia coli Through Chemical Mutagenesis, Gene Deletion, and Transposon Mutagenesis  

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A ............................................................................... 12 Figure 3-2. Modified complex formate agar screening plates with 100 ?g/ml Kan and 0.5 mM IPTG for identifying colonies with enhanced hydrogen production... electrodes (6, 60); therefore, in the future, biohydrogen could play an important role as a new energy source and replace batteries and fuels that when are burned releases hazardous compounds to the environmental media. E. coli is a facultative anaerobe...

Garzon Sanabria, Andrea Juliana

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A Preliminary Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand  

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Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Preliminary Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming Details Activities (4) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Erosion in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Caldera (640 ka), Wyoming, has exposed a cross section of older hydrothermal alteration in the canyon walls. The altered outcrops of the post-collapse tuff of Sulphur Creek (480 ka) extend from the canyon rim to more than 300 m beneath it. The hydrothermal minerals are zoned, with an advanced argillic alteration consisting of an association of quartz (opal)

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Verifiable process monitoring through enhanced data authentication.  

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To ensure the peaceful intent for production and processing of nuclear fuel, verifiable process monitoring of the fuel production cycle is required. As part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-EURATOM collaboration in the field of international nuclear safeguards, the DOE Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Directorate General-Energy (DG-ENER) developed and demonstrated a new concept in process monitoring, enabling the use of operator process information by branching a second, authenticated data stream to the Safeguards inspectorate. This information would be complementary to independent safeguards data, improving the understanding of the plant's operation. The concept is called the Enhanced Data Authentication System (EDAS). EDAS transparently captures, authenticates, and encrypts communication data that is transmitted between operator control computers and connected analytical equipment utilized in nuclear processes controls. The intent is to capture information as close to the sensor point as possible to assure the highest possible confidence in the branched data. Data must be collected transparently by the EDAS: Operator processes should not be altered or disrupted by the insertion of the EDAS as a monitoring system for safeguards. EDAS employs public key authentication providing 'jointly verifiable' data and private key encryption for confidentiality. Timestamps and data source are also added to the collected data for analysis. The core of the system hardware is in a security enclosure with both active and passive tamper indication. Further, the system has the ability to monitor seals or other security devices in close proximity. This paper will discuss the EDAS concept, recent technical developments, intended application philosophy and the planned future progression of this system.

Goncalves, Joao G. M. (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy); Schwalbach, Peter (European Commission Directorate General%3CU%2B2014%3EEnergy, Luxemburg); Schoeneman, Barry Dale; Ross, Troy D.; Baldwin, George Thomas

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion inhibitors based on chitosan-heptanoate modified beidellite  

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This study deals with the development of a novel inhibitor based on heptanoate anions encapsulated within chitosan-modified beidellite. Included in coating, this inhibitor ensured efficient protection of metals against wet corrosion via permanent controllable release of the heptanoate inhibitor. The interlayer Na+ ions of beidellite from Agadir basin (Morocco) were exchanged with chitosan cations. The modified beidellite was studied by diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS), thermogravimetry (TG) analysis coupled to mass spectrometry (MS) and, X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The expansion of the interlayer space of beidellite by ? 1.16 nm, evidenced by XRD, was consistent with the arrangement of chitosan bilayer. Exceeding positively charged sites of the biopolymer were compensated by heptanoate anions. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements were carried out on galvanized steel immersed in a 3 mass% NaCl solution. The measurements revealed improvement of corrosion inhibition by chitosan-heptanoate modified beidellite in comparison with commercially available triphosphate aluminium (TPA) anti corrosion pigments. The improved corrosion inhibition was due to the continuous leaching of hepatanoate anions as inhibitors. However, the barrier properties of coatings containing chitosan-heptanoate modified beidellite were not as high as those of TPA-based coatings, probably due to insufficient dispersion of the modified beidellite particles within the polymeric matrix.

Ahmed Aït Aghzzaf; Benaissa Rhouta; Jean Steinmetz; Emmanuel Rocca; Lionel Aranda; Aziza Khalil; Jacques Yvon; Lahcen Daoudi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for Enhancing Carbon Sequestration and Reclamation...  

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Prospects for Enhancing Carbon Sequestration and Reclamation of Degraded Lands with Fossil-fuel Combustion By-products. Prospects for Enhancing Carbon Sequestration and Reclamation...

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion...

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of...

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CO2 Sequestration Enhances Coalbed Methane Production.  

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??Since 1980s, petroleum engineers and geologists have conducted researches on Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery (ECBM). During this period, many methods are introduced to enhance the… (more)

Pang, Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems | Department of Energy  

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About the Geothermal Technologies Office Enhanced Geothermal Systems Enhanced Geothermal Systems The Newberry Volcano near Bend, Oregon is one of five active Energy Department...

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Enhanced Renewable Methane Production System | Argonne National...  

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Enhanced Renewable Methane Production System Technology available for licensing: Enhanced renewable methane production system provides a low-cost process that accelerates...

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"Heat Exchange Enhancing Insert" Inventors .--.. Andrei Khodak...  

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Heat Exchange Enhancing Insert" Inventors .--.. Andrei Khodak, Michael A. Jaworski A new shape of the heat enhancing insert is proposed. This device creates an impinging jet...

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Enhanced Oil Recovery | Department of Energy  

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Enhanced Oil Recovery Cross-section illustrating how carbon dioxide and water can be used to flush residual oil from a subsurface rock formation between...

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Enhanced Oil Recovery | Department of Energy  

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Enhanced Oil Recovery Thanks in part to innovations supported by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory over the past 30 years,...

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Carbon Nanotube Materials for Substrate Enhanced Control of Catalytic Activity  

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Carbon SWNTs are attractive materials for supporting electrocatalysts. The properties of SWNTs are highly tunable and controlled by the nanotube's circumferential periodicity and their surface chemistry. These unique characteristics suggest that architectures constructed from these types of carbon support materials would exhibit interesting and useful properties. Here, we expect that the structure of the carbon nanotube support will play a major role in stabilizing metal electrocatalysts under extreme operating conditions and suppress both catalyst and support degradation. Furthermore, the chemical modification of the carbon nanotube surfaces can be expected to alter the interface between the catalyst and support, thus, enhancing the activity and utilization of the electrocatalysts. We plan to incorporate discrete reaction sites into the carbon nanotube lattice to create intimate electrical contacts with the catalyst particles to increase the metal catalyst activity and utilization. The work involves materials synthesis, design of electrode architectures on the nanoscale, control of the electronic, ionic, and mass fluxes, and use of advanced optical spectroscopy techniques.

Heben, M.; Dillon, A. C.; Engtrakul, C.; Lee, S.-H.; Kelley, R. D.; Kini, A. M.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered ovarian gene Sample Search Results  

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Sample search results for: altered ovarian gene Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Ovarian cancer is the most lethal cause of death among the gynecological cancers. Conventional...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alteration shift patterns Sample Search...  

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an altered mapping (x-shift and y-shift... . The pattern of generalization ... Source: Jordan, Michael I. - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered male physiologic Sample Search...  

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and Ecology 2 Author's personal copy Causes and consequences of maleemale courtship in fruit flies Summary: the experience of being courted alters a young male's behav- iour and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters fetal cerebellar Sample Search Results  

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for: alters fetal cerebellar Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Cerebellar Volume and Cognitive Functioning in Children Who Experienced Early Deprivation Summary: Cerebellar Volume...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered charge selectivity Sample Search...  

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Protection Environmental Health & Safety Summary: altering any refrigeration charge to UW equipment. Information about the company and all agents who perform... of...

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The origin of brucite in hydrothermally altered limestone near Devil Peak, Nevada.  

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??Open-space brucite was identified in veins crosscutting hydrothermally altered limestone near the Devil Peak rhyolite plug in southern Nevada. The brucite occurs with serpentine, calcite,… (more)

Knupp, Rhonda L.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered social interaction Sample Search...  

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services sector.25 Other proven benefits... enterprisingnonprofits.ca. Final Thoughts Social Finance has the ability to significantly alter the current financial... Carleton...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alter systemic blood Sample Search Results  

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J. Bishop, Aleksander S. Popel, Marcos Intaglietta and Paul C. Johnson Summary: . Armstrong, H. J. Meiselman and O. K. Baskurt Graded alterations of RBC aggregation influence...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered blood flow Sample Search Results  

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S. Popel, Marcos Intaglietta and Paul C. Johnson of red blood cells flowing... . Armstrong, H. J. Meiselman and O. K. Baskurt Graded alterations of RBC aggregation influence...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered myocardial perfusion Sample Search...  

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the myofibrils al- lowed identification... ). Myocardial Proliferation Is Altered After CNC Ablation Because proliferation of cardiomyo- cytes... ARTICLE Myocardial Volume and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered dispersion relations Sample Search...  

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in mean dispersal distances were not linearly related to the degree of plant... (Westcott and Graham 2000). Although different behaviors can alter seed ... Source: Carlo,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters secondary active Sample Search Results  

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Environmental Sciences and Ecology ; Geosciences 31 9DSRXU 3KDVH +GUDWLRQ RI %OHQGHG 2LGH 0DJQR :DVWH *ODVVHV Neil C. Hyatt,1* Summary: , precipitate as "secondary" alteration...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters current expression Sample Search...  

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Biology and Medicine 75 Introduction Composed of six cellular layers, the neocortex is a modular Summary: in Fgfr1 mutant mice, identifying consistent alterations in the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline ph alter Sample Search Results  

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Prefrontal Fronto-Temporal Occipital Whole Summary: Study Abstract Alterations in whole brain white matter (WM) in schizophrenia have thus far been... matter, generating white...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered insulin receptor Sample Search...  

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to its receptor, insulin activates the receptor's intrinsic kinase, lead- ing... in iso- lated muscle. To determine whether fat tissue simi- larly demonstrated altered...

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an altered growth pat- tern, resistance to serum-induced terminal differentiation, agar... -resistant growth increased such that among the ... Source: Nevis Laboratories,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered myocardial substrate Sample Search...  

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myocardial substrate Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Diastolic Dysfunction in Hypertensive Heart Disease Is Associated With Altered Myocardial Metabolism Summary: Diastolic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters hypothalamic kiss1 Sample Search...  

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in its abundance may alter how native birds respond to stress. It can serve Source: Hall, Sharon J. - School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University Collection:...

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relevant? Summary: to changes in plasma glucose 16,17. Furthermore, glucose infusion into the portal vein alters the action... utilization. This causes a type of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters foot mobility Sample Search Results  

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robot to alter its global orientation. A few backward foot... navigation strategies for mobile robots, our method is a global method that takes into account the unique... and...

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Technologies and Information Sciences ; Engineering 57 Differential Regulation of Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase mRNA Summary: to as reactive gliosis. Alterations in the...

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Medicine 32 Fatty Acid Signaling in the Hypothalamus and the Neural Control of Insulin Secretion Summary: that lipids may alter autonomic nervous system activity in humans...

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of apolipoprotein B... of Glu-plasminogen to Lys- plasminogen8 , the alteration of the secretion of tissue-type plasminogen... -rich remnant lipoproteins and the atherosclerosis...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attenuata alters flower Sample Search Results  

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results for: attenuata alters flower Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 PONDY PAPERS IN ECOLOGY ARCHITECTURE AND GROWTH STRATEGY Summary: with 25 phyllotaxis type fertile Flowering...

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substrate PCA weights. Specifically, if x is the r 1 vector of PCA basis weights for a patch... substrate with no alteration ... Source: Sharma, Gaurav - Department of Electrical...

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Sciences and Ecology ; Biology and Medicine 17 Soil Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect Summary: in grasslands may include alterations of above- and belowground...

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groundwater chemistry Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: altered groundwater chemistry Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Seawater intrusion...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered bone material Sample Search Results  

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FRAMEWORKS FOR ENGINEERS Session 20.1 m: Musculoskeletal System -Bones Summary: architecture, and equally definite secondary alterations in their external confirmation" VI....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered rectal sensory Sample Search Results  

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the field... of carcinogenesis, these cells were considered morphologically normal. Our data show organ-wide alteration in ... Source: MacIver, Malcolm A. - Departments of...

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alter... sound of one hand clapping, and the ... Source: Gross, James J. - Department of Psychology, Stanford University Collection: Biology and Medicine 30 Cognitive Emotion...

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memory anxiety Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alters memory anxiety Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Neurobiology of...

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enzyme) (56) may be altered by binding of A to antibodies... Antibodies to Potato Virus Y Bind the Amyloid Peptide ... Source: Wisconsin at Madison, University of -...

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Astraeus Wind Modifies Manufacturing in Michigan | Department of Energy  

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Astraeus Wind Modifies Manufacturing in Michigan Astraeus Wind Modifies Manufacturing in Michigan Astraeus Wind Modifies Manufacturing in Michigan May 14, 2010 - 3:35pm Addthis Lindsay Gsell When the assembly line was introduced to the automobile industry, everything changed. Cars were produced in less time with fewer errors, and each one was exactly the same as the last. As a result, the industry boomed. Astraeus Wind LLC hopes to bring this type of success to wind turbine manufacturing by standardizing the blade manufacturing process. The company wants to experiment with new materials to strengthen the blades while creating an automated process to assemble them, creating identical blades in a fast, efficient manner. CEO Jeff Metts says standardizing this process will help ensure each blade has the same measurements, lower the amount of time needed for production

302

Will multiple probes of dark energy find modified gravity?  

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One of the most pressing issues in cosmology is whether general relativity (GR) plus a dark sector is the underlying physical theory or whether a modified gravity model is needed. Upcoming dark energy experiments designed to probe dark energy with multiple methods can address this question by comparing the results of the different methods in constraining dark energy parameters. Disagreement would signal the breakdown of the assumed model (GR plus dark energy). We study the power of this consistency test by projecting constraints in the w{sub 0}-w{sub a} plane from the four different techniques of the Dark Energy Survey in the event that the underlying true model is modified gravity. We find that the standard technique of looking for overlap has some shortcomings, and we propose an alternative, more powerful Multidimensional Consistency Test. We introduce the methodology for projecting whether a given experiment will be able to use this test to distinguish a modified gravity model from GR.

Shapiro, Charles [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Dodelson, Scott [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States); Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Hoyle, Ben [Institut de Ciencies del Cosmos, Barcelona (Spain); Samushia, Lado [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); National Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia State University, 2A Kazbegi Ave, GE-0160 Tbilisi (Georgia); Flaugher, Brenna [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Will multiple probes of dark energy find modified gravity?  

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One of the most pressing issues in cosmology is whether general relativity (GR) plus a dark sector is the underlying physical theory or whether a modified gravity model is needed. Upcoming dark energy experiments designed to probe dark energy with multiple methods can address this question by comparing the results of the different methods in constraining dark energy parameters. Disagreement would signal the breakdown of the assumed model (GR plus dark energy). We study the power of this consistency test by projecting constraints in the w0-wa plane from the four different techniques of the Dark Energy Survey in the event that the underlying true model is modified gravity. We find that the standard technique of looking for overlap has some shortcomings, and we propose an alternative, more powerful Multidimensional Consistency Test. We introduce the methodology for projecting whether a given experiment will be able to use this test to distinguish a modified gravity model from GR.

Charles Shapiro; Scott Dodelson; Ben Hoyle; Lado Samushia; Brenna Flaugher

2010-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Support Task Order Modified | Department of  

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Waste Treatment Plant Support Task Order Modified Waste Treatment Plant Support Task Order Modified Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Support Task Order Modified March 11, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Lynette Chafin, 513-246-0461 Lynette.Chafin@emcbc.doe.gov Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a modification to a task order to Aspen Resources Limited, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado for support of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Hanford Site. The modification increased the value of the task order to $1.6 million from $833,499. The task order modification has a one-year performance period and two one-year option periods. The Task Order was awarded under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master Contract. Aspen Resources Limited, Inc. is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration's

305

Intramolecular ET in Ru-Modified MnCyt c  

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Tetraammine(L)ruthenium(III)-Modified Tetraammine(L)ruthenium(III)-Modified Manganocytochromes c Ji Sun and James F. Wishart Inorg. Chem. 37, 1124-1126 (1998) [Find paper at ACS Publications] or use ACS Articles on Request Abstract: Manganese-substituted horse heart cytochrome c was prepared by replacing the iron in the heme group according to established methods. The resulting manganicytochrome c was subsequently modified at histidine-33 with three ruthenium complexes trans-(NH3)4(L)Ru-His33, where L = NH3, pyridine or isonicotinamide. Proof of correct derivatization was obtained by atomic absorption analysis of manganese and ruthenium, differential pulse voltammetry and electrospray mass spectroscopy. Manganese(II)-to-ruthenium(III) intramolecular electron transfer rates were measured as a function of temperature by pulse radiolysis, using oxidation

306

Fabrication of PES nanofiltration membrane by simultaneous use of multi-walled carbon nanotube and surface graft polymerization method: Comparison of MWCNT and PAA modified MWCNT  

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Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were modified by in situ polymerization of acrylic acid (AA) in aqueous solution in the presence of potassium persulfate (KPS) as initiator and ethylene glycol (EG) as cross-linker to obtain stable grafted polyacrylic acid (PAA) on \\{MWCNTs\\} surface. Effects of raw MWCNT, PAA modified MWCNT and grafting efficiency of PAA on characteristics of nanocomposite polyethersulfone (PES) nanofiltration (NF) membranes were investigated. The results revealed that the existence of PAA modified \\{MWCNTs\\} (PAA-g-MWCNT) in the membrane matrix improves water flux and antifouling properties of NF membrane. The membranes containing 0.1 wt.% of modified \\{MWCNTs\\} showed highest Na2SO4 rejection due to functional groups of modified MWCNTs, which provides negatively charged surface. The graft polymerization of PAA on the mixed matrix membranes led to further hydrophilicity enhancement of prepared membranes. PAA grafting yield of PAA-g-MWCNT/PES membrane (37%) was significantly higher than that of raw MWCNT blended (29%) and bare PES (25%) membranes. The PAA grafted nanocomposite membrane exhibited high water flux (40 kg/m2 h at 0.4 MPa), superior antifouling properties and more efficient salt rejection revealing the success of simultaneous use of various modification methods. FTIR, AFM and FESEM techniques and contact angle measurements were successfully employed to verify the observations.

Parisa Daraei; Sayed Siavash Madaeni; Negin Ghaemi; Hossein Ahmadi Monfared; Mohammad Ali Khadivi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

A method for enhancing image retrieval based on annotation using modified WUP similarity in WordNet  

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Images are the most common contents on the Internet for a long time. Lots of researchers have been studied to satisfy user demands for semantic visual recognition using low-level feature (such as color or texture) or keywords which were textual annotations ... Keywords: WUP similarity, WordNet, image annotation, image retrieval, semantic similarity, word sense disambiguation

Dongjin Choi; Jungin Kim; Hayoung Kim; Myunggwon Hwang; Pankoo Kim

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Characterization of Defocused Electron Beams and Welds in Stainless Steel and Refractory Metals using the Enhanced Modified Faraday Cup Diagnostic  

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As the first part of a project to compare new generation, continuous wave, laser welding technology to traditional electron beam welding technology, electron beam welds were made on commercially pure vanadium refractory metal and 21-6-9 austenitic stainless steel. The electron beam welds were made while employing EB diagnostics to fully characterize the beams so that direct comparisons could be made between electron beam and laser beams and the welds that each process produces.

Elmer, J W

2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

309

Armed Oncolytic Virus Enhances Immune Functions of Chimeric Antigen Receptor–Modified T Cells in Solid Tumors  

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...tumor-specific T cells reach the tumor environment, multiple mechanisms exploited...pro-anergic properties of the tumor environment (18, 19 ). CAR-T cells...strongly support our strategy to engineer oncolytic virus to produce...generally absent in the tumor environment (25). In addition, we...

Nobuhiro Nishio; Iulia Diaconu; Hao Liu; Vincenzo Cerullo; Ignazio Caruana; Valentina Hoyos; Lisa Bouchier-Hayes; Barbara Savoldo; and Gianpietro Dotti

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

310

Modified dynamics of weakly coupled BEC's Josephson Junction (BJJ)  

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The tunnelling quantum dynamics of bimodal BJJ system is modified through introducing an equilibrium condition, which is based on the assumption that the BJJ is tend to keep on its ground state (with a lowest energy) during the oscillation. The tunnelling dynamics of BJJ with symmetric and asymmetric traps is discussed through numerically solving the modified equations. Stationary states are found to exist in the both BJJs. Compared to previous works, the macroscopic quantum self trapping (MQST) is auto-avoided. Meanwhile, it is revealed that the BJJ oscillates with its inherent frequency which is only related to the Josephson energy, which has been testified experimentally in other contexts.

Yu-ping Huang; Zhen-sheng Yuan; Lin-fan Zhu; Lin-jiao Luo; Xiao-jing Liu; Ke-zun Xu

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Miniature modified Faraday cup for micro electron beams  

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

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

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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MARMOT Enhanced | Department of Energy  

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MARMOT Enhanced MARMOT Enhanced MARMOT Enhanced January 29, 2013 - 10:23am Addthis Lower-length-scale Model Development To develop mechanistic models for fuel thermal conductivity, the Fuel team used supercells up to 55 nm long to determine the thermal conductivity of UO2 with Xe incorporated. Atomistic simulations were used to determine thermal resistance values for four different types of grain boundaries, and these values have been used in meso-scale simulations of heat transport through representative fuel microstructures. [LANL] Density functional theory techniques, previously applied to diffusion of Xe in UO2, have now been extended to Kr. Thus, both major gaseous fission products are now included in the simulations, which have identified the transport mechanism as being vacancy mediated. Activation energies have

313

BISON Enhanced | Department of Energy  

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BISON Enhanced BISON Enhanced BISON Enhanced January 29, 2013 - 10:42am Addthis Pin-scale Code Development A mechanistic, smeared fuel cracking model for UO2 has been implemented in BISON and tested with simulations of IFA-432 Rod 1, an experiment conducted in the Halden reactor. ("Smeared" refers to the fact that cracks are represented in aggregate, rather than as discrete, individual cracks.) Failure to account for fuel cracking can result in temperature predictions that are off by as much as 200°C at beginning-of-life. Excellent agreement between prediction and measurement is obtained when an empirical correlation for fuel relocation is used (as in the NRC's FRAPCON), which was expected, since the empirical correlation was fit to data that included this experiment; this result is important, however, in

314

BISON Enhanced | Department of Energy  

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Enhanced Enhanced BISON Enhanced January 29, 2013 - 10:42am Addthis Pin-scale Code Development A mechanistic, smeared fuel cracking model for UO2 has been implemented in BISON and tested with simulations of IFA-432 Rod 1, an experiment conducted in the Halden reactor. ("Smeared" refers to the fact that cracks are represented in aggregate, rather than as discrete, individual cracks.) Failure to account for fuel cracking can result in temperature predictions that are off by as much as 200°C at beginning-of-life. Excellent agreement between prediction and measurement is obtained when an empirical correlation for fuel relocation is used (as in the NRC's FRAPCON), which was expected, since the empirical correlation was fit to data that included this experiment; this result is important, however, in

315

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

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

York, Robyn MB; Gordon, Ian L

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Peptide concentration alters intermediate species in amyloid ? fibrillation kinetics  

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Highlights: ? A?(1–40) aggregation in vitro has been monitored at different concentrations. ? A?(1–40) fibrillation does not always follow conventional kinetic mechanisms. ? We demonstrate non-linear features in the kinetics of A?(1–40) fibril formation. ? At high A?(1–40) concentrations secondary processes dictate fibrillation speed. ? Intermediate species may play significant roles on final amyloid fibril development. -- Abstract: The kinetic mechanism of amyloid aggregation remains to be fully understood. Investigations into the species present in the different kinetic phases can assist our comprehension of amyloid diseases and further our understanding of the mechanism behind amyloid ? (A?) (1–40) peptide aggregation. Thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been used in combination to monitor A?(1–40) aggregation in vitro at both normal and higher than standard concentrations. The observed fibrillation behaviour deviates, in several respects, from standard concepts of the nucleation–polymerisation models and shows such features as concentration-dependent non-linear effects in the assembly mechanism. A?(1–40) fibrillation kinetics do not always follow conventional kinetic mechanisms and, specifically at high concentrations, intermediate structures become populated and secondary processes may further modify the fibrillation mechanism.

Garvey, M., E-mail: megan.garvey@molbiotech.rwth-aachen.de [Max-Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Weinbergweg 22, 06120 Halle (Saale) (Germany); Morgado, I., E-mail: immorgado@ualg.pt [Max-Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Weinbergweg 22, 06120 Halle (Saale) (Germany)

2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

317

Biological enhancement of hydrocarbon extraction  

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A method of microbial enhanced oil recovery for recovering oil from an oil-bearing rock formation is provided. The methodology uses a consortium of bacteria including a mixture of surfactant producing bacteria and non-surfactant enzyme producing bacteria which may release hydrocarbons from bitumen containing sands. The described bioprocess can work with existing petroleum recovery protocols. The consortium microorganisms are also useful for treatment of above oil sands, ground waste tailings, subsurface oil recovery, and similar materials to enhance remediation and/or recovery of additional hydrocarbons from the materials.

Brigmon, Robin L. (North Augusta, SC); Berry, Christopher J. (Aiken, SC)

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

318

Induced seismicity associated with enhanced geothermal system  

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observed during hydraulic fracturing experiments at themay be enhanced by hydraulic fracturing, high-rate water

Majer, Ernest L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

What does it mean to be enhanced?  

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In this paper, I attempt to question the very idea of "enhancement" itself. Given the tool-using nature of human beings, does the idea of enhancement have any critical traction, when it could be argued that all tool use is an attempt to enhance experience? ... Keywords: artefacts, enhancement, recursion, transhumanism

Ryan Wittingslow

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENTAL ALTERATIONS IN OLIVARY CLIMBING FIBER DISTRIBUTION FOLLOWING POSTNATAL ETHANOL EXPOSURE IN  

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DEVELOPMENTAL ALTERATIONS IN OLIVARY CLIMBING FIBER DISTRIBUTION FOLLOWING POSTNATAL ETHANOL 72205-7199, USA Abstract--Ethanol exposure during postnatal days (PN) 4­6 in rats alters cerebellar happens to the neurons that survive. In this study, rat pups were treated with a daily dose of ethanol

Hayar, Abdallah

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Altered solar wind -magnetosphere interaction at low Mach numbers: coronal mass ejections  

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1 Altered solar wind - magnetosphere interaction at low Mach numbers: coronal mass ejections Benoit fundamental alterations of the solar wind ­ magnetosphere interaction that occur during low Mach number solar wind. We first show that low Mach number solar wind conditions are often characteristic of coronal mass

Boyer, Edmond

322

A review of fish swimming mechanics and behaviour in altered flows  

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A review of fish swimming mechanics and behaviour in altered flows James C. Liao* Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1480, USA Fishes suspended in water are subject that alter otherwise uniform flows, which then have the potential to perturb the swimming motions of fishes

Liao, James C.

323

Fictional characters in participatory design sessions: Introducing the "design alter egos" technique  

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......frequently performed in the computer included: listening to music, e-mailing, engaging in social...design alter egos, mainly as a mediation device, but they stated that they did not provide...alter egos acted effectively as generative devices during the first three design activities......

George Triantafyllakos; George Palaigeorgiou; Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Sex in advertising: dioecy alters the net benefits of attractiveness in Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae)  

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...Royal Society 22 September 2006 research-article Sex in advertising: dioecy alters the net benefits of attractiveness in Sagittaria...S. latifolia Adobe PDF - rspb20063599supp1.pdf Sex in advertising: dioecy alters the net benefits of attractiveness in Sagittaria...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

On the test of the modified BCS at finite temperature  

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

Nguyen Dinh Dang; Akito Arima

2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

326

Composition and biological degradability of lignin modified transgenic plants  

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Composition and biological degradability of lignin modified transgenic plants MA Bernard Vailhé, JM The influence of lignin quality on cell wall degradation was studied using, as model plants, control (C matter (DM) and lignin content were determined according to Jarrige (1961, Ann Biol Anim Biophys, 1, 163

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

327

Computer software engineers design, create, and modify computer applications.  

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Computer software engineers design, create, and modify computer applications. Computer Software Engineers (0*NET 15-1031.00, 15-1032.00) Significant Points Computer software engineers are projected are expected for college graduates with at least a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or computer

328

The modified two stream instability at nonmagnetic planets  

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We describe the role the modified two stream instability plays in the interaction of the solar wind with non-magnetized planets. The instability leads to the production of energetic electrons that can be responsible for the observed x-ray emission.

Bingham, R.; Kellett, B. J. [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxon, OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Shapiro, V. D.; Uecer, D. [Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92091 (United States); Quest, K. B. [ECE Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92091 (United States)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

329

Solar system constraints on multifield theories of modified dynamics  

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......define a conserved energy-momentum tensor...modified dynamics by Solar system phenomenology...where is the usual energy-momentum tensor...frame effects to project into the Solar system via the scalar...additional term in the energy-momentum tensor......

R. H. Sanders

2006-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

330

Method of storing radioactive wastes using modified tobermorite  

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

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

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

SHORT COMMUNICATION Flow rate-modified streaming effects in heterogeneous  

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the streaming potential (Norde and Rouwendal 1990; Elgersma et al. 1992; Werner et al. 1999) or streamingSHORT COMMUNICATION Flow rate-modified streaming effects in heterogeneous microchannels Junjie Zhu relations is developed to study the streaming potential and streaming current in heterogeneous micro

Xuan, Xiangchun "Schwann"

332

FRW Cosmological model with Modified Chaplygin Gas and Dynamical System  

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The Friedmann-Robertson-Walker(FRW) model with dynamical Dark Energy(DE) in the form of modified Chaplygin gas(MCG) has been investigated. The evolution equations are reduced to an autonomous system on the two dimensional phase plane and it can be interpreted as the motion of the particle in an one dimensional potential.

Nairwita Mazumder; Ritabrata Biswas; Subenoy Chakraborty

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Varying Speed of Light, Modified Chaplygin Gas and Accelerating Universe  

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

Anup Kumar Singha; Ujjal Debnath

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced liquid hydrocarbon recovery process  

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This patent describes a process for recovering liquid hydrocarbons. It comprises: injecting into a fractured subterranean formation a polymer enhanced foam comprising a polymer selected from a synthetic polymer or a biopolymer, a surfactant, an aqueous solvent and a gas, recovering liquid hydrocarbons from the formation.

Sydansk, R.D.

1992-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

335

Quantum–enhanced information processing  

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...conventional (classical) computing device. We will show how quantum...life. Anyone who has enjoyed listening to music on a CD, watching...quantum computer is any physical device that exploits the greatly enhanced...on any conceivable computing device. Multi- plying numbers or...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

FRACTURE STIMULATION IN ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL  

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FRACTURE STIMULATION IN ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS A REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY of stimulation is induced shear on preexisting fractures, which increases their transmissibility by orders of magnitude. The processes that create fractured rock are discussed from the perspective of geology and rock

Stanford University

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E-learning? Technology enhanced  

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9/15/2010 1 E-learning? Technology enhanced teaching and learning in symbol-based disciplines? Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia 2 #12;9/15/2010 2 An Example: Make t the subject 2 3 Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia 3 HMS111 An Example: Make t the subject 2

Loch, Birgit

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January 2009 Peer Review Enhancements  

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January 2009 Peer Review Enhancements: Info for Reviewers At-A-Glance Changes for NIH Fiscal Year 2010 The NIH is implementing a number of changes to the peer review process, beginning reviewers prepare for the next round of peer review meetings (~May/June 2009). More specific information

Bandettini, Peter A.

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Reflectivematerials enhance `Fuji'apple  

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Reflectivematerials enhance `Fuji'apple color Harry Andris o Carlos H. Crisosto Red color developmentis an important factor for consumer acceptance of California 'Fuji' apples. Several attempts to im not affect fla- vor, it is an important factor for con- sumer acceptance of apples. Cyanidin is the immediate

Crisosto, Carlos H.

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Differentiating dark energy and modified gravity with galaxy redshift surveys  

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The observed cosmic acceleration today could be due to an unknown energy component (dark energy), or a modification to general relativity (modified gravity). If dark energy models and modified gravity models are required to predict the same cosmic expansion history H(z), they will predict different growth rate for cosmic large scale structure, f_g(z)=d\\ln \\delta/d\\ln a (\\delta=(\\rho_m-\\bar{\\rho_m})/\\bar{\\rho_m}), a is the cosmic scale factor). If gravity is not modified, the measured H(z) leads to a unique prediction for f_g(z), f_g^H(z). Comparing f_g^H(z) with the measured f_g(z) provides a transparent and straightforward test of gravity. We show that a simple \\chi^2 test provides a general figure-of-merit for our ability to distinguish between dark energy and modified gravity given the measured H(z) and f_g(z). We study a magnitude-limited NIR galaxy redshift survey covering >10,000 (deg)^2 and the redshift range of 0.5dark energy model that predict the same expansion history, a survey area of 11,931 (deg)^2 is required to rule out the DGP gravity model at the 99.99% confidence level. It is feasible for such a galaxy redshift survey to be carried out by the next generation space missions from NASA and ESA, and it will revolutionize our understanding of the universe by differentiating between dark energy and modified gravity.

Yun Wang

2007-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Differentiating dark energy and modified gravity with galaxy redshift surveys  

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The observed cosmic acceleration today could be due to an unknown energy component (dark energy), or a modification to general relativity (modified gravity). If dark energy models and modified gravity models are required to predict the same cosmic expansion history H(z), they will predict different growth rates for cosmic large scale structure, fg(z). If gravity is not modified, the measured H(z) leads to a unique prediction for fg(z), fgH(z), if dark energy and dark matter are separate. Comparing fgH(z) with the measured fg(z) provides a transparent and straightforward test of gravity. We show that a simple ?2 test provides a general figure of merit for our ability to distinguish between dark energy and modified gravity given the measured H(z) and fg(z). We find that a magnitude-limited NIR galaxy redshift survey covering >10?000 (deg)2 and a redshift range of 0.5zH(z) to 1–2% accuracy via baryon acoustic oscillation measurements, and fg(z) to the accuracy of a few per cent via the measurement of redshift-space distortions and the bias factor which describes how light traces mass. We show that if the H(z) data are fitted by both a DGP gravity model and an equivalent dark energy model that predict the same H(z), a survey area of 11?931 (deg)2 is required to rule out the DGP gravity model at the 99.99% confidence level. It is feasible for such a galaxy redshift survey to be carried out by the next generation space missions from NASA and ESA, and it will revolutionize our understanding of the universe by differentiating between dark energy and modified gravity.

Yun Wang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Altering Reservoir Wettability to Improve Production from Single Wells  

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Many carbonate reservoirs are naturally fractured and typically produce less than 10% original oil in place during primary recovery. Spontaneous imbibition has proven an important mechanism for oil recovery from fractured reservoirs, which are usually weak waterflood candidates. In some situations, chemical stimulation can promote imbibition of water to alter the reservoir wettability toward water-wetness such that oil is produced at an economic rate from the rock matrix into fractures. In this project, cores and fluids from five reservoirs were used in laboratory tests: the San Andres formation (Fuhrman Masho and Eagle Creek fields) in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico; and the Interlake, Stony Mountain, and Red River formations from the Cedar Creek Anticline in Montana and South Dakota. Solutions of nonionic, anionic, and amphoteric surfactants with formation water were used to promote waterwetness. Some Fuhrman Masho cores soaked in surfactant solution had improved oil recovery up to 38%. Most Eagle Creek cores did not respond to any of the tested surfactants. Some Cedar Creek anticline cores had good response to two anionic surfactants (CD 128 and A246L). The results indicate that cores with higher permeability responded better to the surfactants. The increased recovery is mainly ascribed to increased water-wetness. It is suspected that rock mineralogy is also an important factor. The laboratory work generated three field tests of the surfactant soak process in the West Fuhrman Masho San Andres Unit. The flawlessly designed tests included mechanical well clean out, installation of new pumps, and daily well tests before and after the treatments. Treatments were designed using artificial intelligence (AI) correlations developed from 23 previous surfactant soak treatments. The treatments were conducted during the last quarter of 2006. One of the wells produced a marginal volume of incremental oil through October. It is interesting to note that the field tests were conducted in an area of the field that has not met production expectations. The dataset on the 23 Phosphoria well surfactant soaks was updated. An analysis of the oil decline curves indicted that 4.5 lb of chemical produced a barrel of incremental oil. The AI analysis supports the adage 'good wells are the best candidates.' The generally better performance of surfactant in the high permeability core laboratory tests supports this observation. AI correlations were developed to predict the response to water-frac stimulations in a tight San Andres reservoir. The correlations maybe useful in the design of Cedar Creek Anticline surfactant soak treatments planned for next year. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance scans of dolomite cores to measure porosity and saturation during the high temperature laboratory work were acquired. The scans could not be correlated with physical measurement using either conventional or AI methods.

W. W. Weiss

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sodium alterations in isolated rat heart during cardioplegic arrest  

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Triple-quantum-filtered (TQF) Na nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) without chemical shift reagent is used to investigate Na derangement in isolated crystalloid perfused rat hearts during St. Thomas cardioplegic (CP) arrest. The extracellular Na contribution to the NMR TQF signal of a rat heart is found to be 73 {+-} 5%, as determined by wash-out experiments at different moments of ischemia and reperfusion. With the use of this contribution factor, the estimated intracellular Na ([Na{sup +}]{sub i}) TQF signal is 222 {+-} 13% of preischemic level after 40 min of CP arrest and 30 min of reperfusion, and the heart rate pressure product recovery is 71 {+-} 8%. These parameters are significantly better than for stop-flow ischemia: 340 {+-} 20% and 6 {+-} 3%, respectively. At 37{degrees}C, the initial delay of 15 min in [Na{sup +}]{sub i} growth occurs during CP arrest along with reduced growth later ({approximately}4.0%/min) in comparison with stop-flow ischemia ({approximately}6.7%/min). The hypothermia (21{degrees}C, 40 min) for the stop-flow ischemia and CP dramatically decreases the [Na{sup +}]{sub i} gain with the highest heart recovery for CP ({approximately}100%). These studies confirm the enhanced sensitivity of TQF NMR to [Na{sup +}]{sub i} and demonstrate the potential of NMR without chemical shift reagent to monitor [Na{sup +}]{sub i} derangements. 48 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

Schepkin, V.D.; Choy, I.O.; Budinger, T.F. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) | Open Energy Information  

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Geothermal Technologies There are many types of Geothermal Technologies that take advantage of the earth's heat: Hydrothermal Systems Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Sedimentary Geothermal Systems Co-Produced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Direct Use Ground Source Heat Pumps EGS Links Related documents and websites DOE EGS Technical Roadmap DOE EGS Systems Demonstration Projects How EGS Works (Animation) EGS Development (Animation) EGS Schematic.jpg ] Dictionary.png Enhanced Geothermal Systems: Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) are human engineered hydrothermal reservoirs developed for commercial use as an alternative to naturally

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Outlook for enhanced oil recovery  

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This paper reviews the potential for enhanced oil recovery, the evolutionary nature of the recovery processes being applied in oilfields today, key parameters that describe the technology state-of-the-art for each of the major oil recovery processes, and the nature and key outputs from the current Department of Energy research program on enhanced oil recovery. From this overview, it will be seen that the DOE program is focused on the analysis of ongoing tests and on long-range, basic research to support a more thorough understanding of process performance. Data from the program will be made available through reports, symposia, and on-line computer access; the outputs are designed to allow an independent producer to evaluate his own project as an effort to transfer rapidly the technology now being developed.

Johnson, H.R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Vibration-enhanced quantum transport  

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In this paper, we study the role of collective vibrational motion in the phenomenon of electronic energy transfer (EET) along a chain of coupled electronic dipoles with varying excitation frequencies. Previous experimental work on EET in conjugated polymer samples has suggested that the common structural framework of the macromolecule introduces correlations in the energy gap fluctuations which cause coherent EET. Inspired by these results, we present a simple model in which a driven nanomechanical resonator mode modulates the excitation energy of coupled quantum dots and find that this can indeed lead to an enhancement in the transport of excitations across the quantum network. Disorder of the on-site energies is a key requirement for this to occur. We also show that in this solid state system phase information is partially retained in the transfer process, as experimentally demonstrated in conjugated polymer samples. Consequently, this mechanism of vibration enhanced quantum transport might find applications in quantum information transfer of qubit states or entanglement.

F. L. Semião; K. Furuya; G. J. Milburn

2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for enhanced oil recovery  

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The present invention is directed to an improved method for enhanced recovery of oil from relatively "cold" reservoirs by carbon dioxide flooding. In oil reservoirs at a temperature less than the critical temperature of 87.7.degree. F. and at a pore pressure greater than the saturation pressure of carbon dioxide at the temperature of the reservoir, the carbon dioxide remains in the liquid state which does not satisfactorily mix with the oil. However, applicants have found that carbon dioxide can be vaporized in situ in the reservoir by selectively reducing the pore pressure in the reservoir to a value less than the particular saturated vapor pressure so as to greatly enhance the mixing of the carbon dioxide with the oil.

Comberiati, Joseph R. (Morgantown, WV); Locke, Charles D. (Morgantown, WV); Kamath, Krishna I. (Chicago, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Photodetector with enhanced light absorption  

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A photodetector including a light transmissive electrically conducting layer having a textured surface with a semiconductor body thereon. This layer traps incident light thereby enhancing the absorption of light by the semiconductor body. A photodetector comprising a textured light transmissive electrically conducting layer of SnO.sub.2 and a body of hydrogenated amorphous silicon has a conversion efficiency about fifty percent greater than that of comparative cells. The invention also includes a method of fabricating the photodetector of the invention.

Kane, James (Lawrenceville, NJ)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Chemical enhancement of surface deposition  

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A method and apparatus for increasing the deposition of ions onto a surface, such as the adsorption of uranium ions on the detecting surface of a radionuclide detector. The method includes the step of exposing the surface to a complexing agent, such as a phosphate ion solution, which has an affinity for the dissolved species to be deposited on the surface. This provides, for example, enhanced sensitivity of the radionuclide detector.

Patch, Keith D. (Lexington, MA); Morgan, Dean T. (Sudbury, MA)

1997-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical enhancement of surface deposition  

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A method and apparatus are disclosed for increasing the deposition of ions onto a surface, such as the adsorption of uranium ions on the detecting surface of a radionuclide detector. The method includes the step of exposing the surface to a complexing agent, such as a phosphate ion solution, which has an affinity for the dissolved species to be deposited on the surface. This provides, for example, enhanced sensitivity of the radionuclide detector. 16 figs.

Patch, K.D.; Morgan, D.T.

1997-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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X-0557 modified Steven tests : series I and II /.  

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Low-velocity mechanical impact leading to unintentional reaction is of concern in accident scenarios involving the handling, transport, and storage of high explosives (HE). These have been investigated using different experimental techniques, from small- to large-scale, including, but not limited to the drop weight impact, Taylor anvil impact, Susan,1 and more recently, the Steven and Modified Steven tests.2-8 Ideally, the data will be used to further advance 3-D finite element analysis predictive capability with improved bulk constitutive HE models for the assessment of HE response to mechanical insult. Our overall objectives for these experiments were to (1) evaluate the HE reaction threshold behavior for two different lots of X-0557, and (2) characterize the degree of reaction violence relative to a detonation. This report summarizes our single impact test results on the two different lots of X-0557 in Modified Steven targets.

Straight, J. W. (James W.); Osborn, M. A. (Michael A.); Coulter, W. L. (William L.); Mang, J. T. (Joseph T.); Anderson, M. C. (Mark C.); Idar, D. J. (Deanne J.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified control software for imaging ultracold atomic clouds  

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A charge-coupled device (CCD) camera capable of taking high-quality images of ultracold atomic samples can often represent a significant portion of the equipment costs in atom trapping experiment. We have modified the commercial control software of a CCD camera designed for astronomical imaging to take absorption images of ultracold rubidium clouds. This camera is sensitive at 780 nm and has been modified to take three successive 16-bit images at full resolution. The control software can be integrated into a Matlab graphical user interface with fitting routines written as Matlab functions. This camera is capable of recording high-quality images at a fraction of the cost of similar cameras typically used in atom trapping experiments.

Whitaker, D. L.; Sharma, A.; Brown, J. M. [Physics Department, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267 (United States)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant wave-particle interactions modified by intrinsic Alfvenic turbulence  

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The concept of wave-particle interactions via resonance is well discussed in plasma physics. This paper shows that intrinsic Alfven waves can qualitatively modify the physics discussed in conventional linear plasma kinetic theories. It turns out that preexisting Alfven waves can affect particle motion along the ambient magnetic field and, moreover, the ensuing force field is periodic in time. As a result, the meaning of the usual Landau and cyclotron resonance conditions becomes questionable. It turns out that this effect leads us to find a new electromagnetic instability. In such a process intrinsic Alfven waves not only modify the unperturbed distribution function but also result in a different type of cyclotron resonance which is affected by the level of turbulence. This instability might enable us to better our understanding of the observed radio emission processes in the solar atmosphere.

Wu, C. S.; Lee, K. H. [Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Zhongli, Taiwan (China); Wang, C. B. [CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China); Wu, D. J. [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing (China)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced SUMOylation of proteins containing a SUMO-interacting motif by SUMO-Ubc9 fusion  

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Identifying new targets for SUMO and understanding the function of protein SUMOylation are largely limited by low level of SUMOylation. It was found recently that Ubc9, the SUMO E2 conjugating enzyme, is covalently modified by SUMO at a lysine 14 in the N-terminal alpha helix, and that SUMO-modified Ubc9 has enhanced conjugation activity for certain target proteins containing a SUMO-interacting motif (SIM). Here, we show that, compared to intact Ubc9, the SUMO-Ubc9 fusion protein has higher conjugating activity for SIM-containing targets such as Sp100 and human cytomegalovirus IE2. Assays using an IE2 SIM mutant revealed the requirement of SIM for the enhanced IE2 SUMOylation by SUMO-Ubc9. In pull-down assays with cell extracts, the SUMO-Ubc9 fusion protein bound to more diverse cellular proteins and interacted with some SIM-containing proteins with higher affinities than Ubc9. Therefore, the devised SUMO-Ubc9 fusion will be useful for identifying SIM-containing SUMO targets and producing SUMO-modified proteins.

Kim, Eui Tae; Kim, Kyeong Kyu [Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 300 Cheoncheondong Jangangu, Suwon, Gyeonggido 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 300 Cheoncheondong Jangangu, Suwon, Gyeonggido 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Matunis, Mike J. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (United States)] [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (United States); Ahn, Jin-Hyun, E-mail: jahn@med.skku.ac.kr [Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 300 Cheoncheondong Jangangu, Suwon, Gyeonggido 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 300 Cheoncheondong Jangangu, Suwon, Gyeonggido 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)

2009-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Geology and alteration of the Raft River geothermal system, Idaho | Open  

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alteration of the Raft River geothermal system, Idaho alteration of the Raft River geothermal system, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Geology and alteration of the Raft River geothermal system, Idaho Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: analcime; Cassia County Idaho; Cenozoic; chlorite; chlorite group; clay minerals; economic geology; exploration; framework silicates; geothermal energy; Idaho; illite; kaolinite; laumontite; montmorillonite; Neogene; Precambrian; Raft Formation; Raft River KGRA; Salt Lake Formation; sheet silicates; silicates; Tertiary; United States; wairakite; wells; zeolite group Author(s): Blackett, R.E.; Kolesar, P.T. Published: Geothermal Resource Council Transactions 1983, 1/1/1983 Document Number: Unavailable DOI: Unavailable

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ANDROMEDA DWARFS IN LIGHT OF MODIFIED NEWTONIAN DYNAMICS  

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We compare the recently published velocity dispersions for 17 Andromeda dwarf spheroidals with estimates of the modified Newtonian dynamics predictions, based on the luminosities of these dwarfs, with reasonable stellar mass-to-light values and no dark matter. We find that the two are consistent within the uncertainties. We further predict the velocity dispersions of another 10 dwarfs for which only photometric data are currently available.

McGaugh, Stacy [Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 (United States); Milgrom, Mordehai [Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)] [Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)  

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

Razeghizadeh, Alireza; Lavafpour, Farhad

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)  

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

Alireza Razeghizadeh; Vahdat Rafee; Farhad Lavafpour

2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental study of the vibration of modified cantilever plates  

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and Description of Apparatus ~ OI. Results. IV. Discussion of Results. . . . . . . V. Conclusions and Reoammendations. A kN EXFjRIMEETJLL STUDI OF THE VIBELTION GF MODIFIED CAWTILEVER PLATES In modern aircraft and missile design the trend is toward flatter... wings and larger sweep angles. For complete vibration and flutter anal- ysis of these components it is necessary that the modes and frequencies of natural vibration be closely established. Flat cantilever plates (I). serve as a good analogy...

Read, James McPherson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A modified method for barium titanate nanoparticles synthesis  

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

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

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Density Evolution in the New Modified Chaplygin Gas Model  

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In this paper, we have considered new modified Chaplygin gas (NMCG) model which interpolates between radiation at early stage and $\\Lambda$CDM at late stage. This model is regarded as a unification of dark energy and dark matter (with general form of matter). We have derived the density parameters from the equation of motion for the interaction between dark energy and dark matter. Also we have studied the evolution of the various components of density parameters.

Surajit Chattopadhyay; Ujjal Debnath

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved criticality convergence via a modified Monte Carlo iteration method  

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Nuclear criticality calculations with Monte Carlo codes are normally done using a power iteration method to obtain the dominant eigenfunction and eigenvalue. In the last few years it has been shown that the power iteration method can be modified to obtain the first two eigenfunctions. This modified power iteration method directly subtracts out the second eigenfunction and thus only powers out the third and higher eigenfunctions. The result is a convergence rate to the dominant eigenfunction being |k{sub 3}|/k{sub 1} instead of |k{sub 2}|/k{sub 1}. One difficulty is that the second eigenfunction contains particles of both positive and negative weights that must sum somehow to maintain the second eigenfunction. Summing negative and positive weights can be done using point detector mechanics, but this sometimes can be quite slow. We show that an approximate cancellation scheme is sufficient to accelerate the convergence to the dominant eigenfunction. A second difficulty is that for some problems the Monte Carlo implementation of the modified power method has some stability problems. We also show that a simple method deals with this in an effective, but ad hoc manner.

Booth, Thomas E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gubernatis, James E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of polyacrylic acid modified zinc phosphate crystal conversion coatings  

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Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy have been used to investigate the composition and surface structure of polyacrylic acid modified zinc phosphate crystal conversion coatings on steel. Zinc phosphate coatings are used extensively to provide corrosion protection and to improve adherence of top coatings to steel. Within the last few years it has been demonstrated that addition of high molecular weight polyacrylic acid (PAA) to the phosphating bath can significantly improve both resistance to corrosion and topcoat adherence. It has been reported that the addition of PAA reduces the size of crystallites, which leads to greater film ductility, and therefore to fewer sites for corrosive attack, and that organic molecular segments from the PAA are incorporated into the surface structure and provide additional adhesive bonding with polymeric topcoats. In this work Raman spectra show the compositions of both unmodified and PAA modified films to be zinc phosphate dihydrate, Zn[sub 3](PO[sub 4])[sub 2] [times] 2H[sub 2]O. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to measure the morphologies of single crystallite surfaces. Morphologies of the unmodified and modified films obtained by AFM are in general quite similar, but subtle differences are apparent.

Wragg, J.L.; Chamberlain, J.E.; Chann, L.; White, H.W. (Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy); Sugama, T. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Energy Efficiency and Conservation Div.); Manalis, S. (Digital Instruments, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA (United States))

1993-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Primordial black holes from temporally enhanced curvature perturbation  

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Scalar field with generalized kinetic interactions metamorphoses depending on its field value, ranging from cosmological constant to stiff matter. We show that such a scalar field can give rise to temporal enhancement of the curvature perturbation in the primordial Universe, leading to efficient production of primordial black holes while the enhancement persists. If the inflation energy scale is high, those mini-black holes evaporate by the Hawking radiation much before Big Bang nucleosynthesis and the effective reheating of the Universe is achieved by the black hole evaporation. Dominance of PBHs and the reheating by their evaporation modify the expansion history of the primordial Universe. This results in a characteristic feature of the spectrum of primordial tensor modes in the DECIGO frequency band, opening an interesting possibility of testing PBH reheating scenario by measuring the primordial tensor modes. If the inflation energy scale is low, the PBH mass can be much larger than the solar mass. In this case, PBH is an interesting candidate for seeds for supermassive black holes residing in present galaxies.

Teruaki Suyama; Yi-Peng Wu; Jun'ichi Yokoyama

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Altered swelling and ion fluxes in articular cartilage as a biomarker in osteoarthritis and joint immobilization: a computational analysis  

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...Altered swelling and ion fluxes in articular...Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A...Spain 2 Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Architecture...tissue. Swelling and ion flux alteration as...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ozone treatment of biomass to enhance digestibility  

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is very resistant to enzymatic degradation. Lignocellulosic materials require pretreatment to enhance their digestibility. The main objective of this research was to further enhance the digestibility of biomass (bagasse) with ozonation as a follow...

Almendarez, Maria Elena

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous Emission Rate Enhancement Using Optical Antennas  

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of  Spontaneous  Emission  in  a  Semiconductor  nanoLED,”  emission  rate  enhancement  using  the  Fluorescent  Emission  by  Lattice   Resonances  in  

Kumar, Nikhil

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems; 2010 Geothermal Technology Program Peer Review Report Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for...

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Optimization of hybrid-water/air-cooled condenser in an enhanced turbine  

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Optimization of hybrid-water/air-cooled condenser in an enhanced turbine Optimization of hybrid-water/air-cooled condenser in an enhanced turbine geothermal ORC system Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Optimization of hybrid-water/air-cooled condenser in an enhanced turbine geothermal ORC system Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Air-Cooling Project Description The technical approaches are: -UTRC shall develop a lab-based analysis of hybrid-water/air-cooled condensers with minimal water consumption, focusing on combined mist evaporative pre-cooling and mist deluge evaporative cooling technology applied to microchannel heat exchangers. Models to predict evaporative cooling performance will be validated by sub-scale testing. The predicted performance will be compared to that of state-of-the-art commercial evaporative coolers. -UTRC shall analyze the interaction of turbine design and cooling needs and specifically address how an enhanced turbine, which features variable nozzles and diffuser boundary layer suction, would further improve the ORC system performance and enable full utilization of the hybrid-cooled system. UTRC shall design, procure and test the enhanced turbine in an existing 200 kW geothermal ORC system for a technology demonstration. -UTRC shall complete a detailed design of the hybrid-cooled geothermal ORC system with an enhanced turbine that complies with its performance, cost, and quality requirements, and use this system design to prescribe subsystem/component technology requirements and interfaces. UTRC shall optimize UTC's PureCycle® geothermal ORC system integrated with a hybrid-water/air-cooled condenser and an enhanced turbine for net power output, efficiency and water consumption. -UTRC shall analyze the feasibility of addressing pure water supply for hybrid-water/aircooled condenser by using geothermal-driven Liquid-Gap-Membrane-Distillation (LGMD) technology, as an alternative to conventional Reverse Osmosis/De-Ionized treatment.

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Sample search results for: alter prostate area Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer found in males in the United States. Summary:...

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alters Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Influence of Age at Drinking Onset on Long-Term Ethanol Self-Administration With Deprivation and Summary: of alcohol exposure. In particular,...

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within the native range is a central means by which... -off (also called a convex trade-off) tends to hamper adaptation to the conditions in human-altered habitats......

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Global warming alters sound transmission: differential impact on the prey detection ability of echolocating bats  

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...research-article Research articles 1004 69 Global warming alters sound transmission: differential...change in community composition. Global warming can thus directly affect the prey...prey. echolocation|foraging|global warming|sensory ecology|species interactions...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters nociceptive effects Sample Search...  

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due to an alteration in nociceptive processing rather than other defects. Previous... ; White et al. 1989). Based on studies of the effects of mibefradil, a prefer- ential T-type...

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Altered HOX and WNT7A expression in human lung cancer  

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Altered HOX and WNT7A expression in human lung cancer 10.1073/pnas.97.23.12776 Roser Calvo James West Wilbur Franklin Paul Erickson Lynne Bemis Efang Li Barbara Helfrich Paul Bunn Joelle Roche Elisabeth Brambilla...

Roser Calvo; James West; Wilbur Franklin; Paul Erickson; Lynne Bemis; Efang Li; Barbara Helfrich; Paul Bunn; Joelle Roche; Elisabeth Brambilla; Rafael Rosell; Robert M. Gemmill; Harry A. Drabkin

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2009; 43(2): 108-119. doi:10.2478v10019-009-0017-9 Introduction Summary: gradient. B16-F1 cells swelling, the viability protocol was slightly altered from the one described...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters fibronectin based Sample Search...  

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fragment of fibronectin or a peptide based on the functional upstream domain of protein F1 of Streptococcus... fibronectin did not alter the bleeding time and in vitro clotting...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alteration processes occurred Sample Search...  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 41 9DSRXU 3KDVH +GUDWLRQ RI %OHQGHG 2LGH 0DJQR :DVWH *ODVVHV Neil C. Hyatt,1* Summary: a period of 5 - 25 days. The alteration...

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brain Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: altered gravity brain Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 WHITE PAPER 20092010 DECADAL SURVEY ON...

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Nano-Continuum Modeling of a Nuclear Glass Specimen Altered for 25 Years  

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Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Nano-Continuum Modeling of aNano-Continuum Modeling of a Nuclear Glass Specimen AlteredSignature on File) iv Nano-Continuum Modeling of a Nuclear

Steefel, Carl

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Sample search results for: alter breathing cardiovascular Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Heart rate dynamics during three forms of meditation C.-K. Penga,*, Isaac C. Henrya Summary:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters heart rate Sample Search Results  

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heart rate Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alters heart rate Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Automatic quantification of liver-heart...

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for: alters dual-species biofilm Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 0099-22400004.00 0 Summary: in a Dual-Species Biofilm Exposed to Mixed...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altered conidial germination Sample Search...  

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Collection: Biology and Medicine 11 R E S E A R C H L E T T E R Copper deciency in potato dextrose agar causes reduced Summary: significant alterations in conidial and mycelial...

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POST OAK SAVANNA IN TRANSITION: JUNIPER ENCROACHMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE ALTER GRASSLAND SOIL RESPIRATION  

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The amount of carbon flux from soils on a global scale is estimated at over 75 x 1015 g C yr-1. Climate change is projected to affect regional environmental conditions, raising temperatures and altering precipitation patterns. The semi...

Thompson, Bennie

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Examination of dioxin and its alteration of gene expression via DNA Microarray Analysis  

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), and ADD/ADHD. Little evidence has been available to demonstrate how dioxin specifically alters gene expression, both in developing embryos and adults. Recently, Texas A&M University has acquired several DNA Microarray Systems, which are revolutionizing...

Wright, Justin Charles

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andor device that may be expected to be injurious to its health or welfare. 5. Care... or stress to the animals or could alter the integrity of ... Source: Baker, Chris I....

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Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alters hepatic expression Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 How Hepatitis D Virus Can Hinder the Control of Hepatitis B...

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Moral responsibility and IT for human enhancement.  

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What can be said against a moral obligation to use IT for enhancement purposes? Some have argued - and it is very well conceivable that this is an increasingly common conception - that we may have a moral obligation to use IT for enhancing human bodies ... Keywords: computer ethics, enhancement, epistemic dependence, epistemic paternalism, moral deskilling, moral responsibility

Noëmi Manders-Huits

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2014-15 A&R PROJECT SUBMISSION PROCEDURE Alterations and Renovations Budget is intended to fund alterations or renovations to spaces where  

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1 2014-15 A&R PROJECT SUBMISSION ­ PROCEDURE Alterations and Renovations Budget is intended to fund projects to submit for funding consideration, you should be aware that special emphasis will be placed on those projects which will assist the university in meeting its planning priorities and, in particular

Brownstone, Rob

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Altered Amino Acid Sequence Affects Amyloid Formation In A?(25-35)  

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ALTERED AMINO ACID SEQUENCE AFFECTS AMYLOID FORMATION IN A?(25-35) A Senior Scholars Thesis by MORGAN CHATEAU Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University In partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the designation as UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR April 2007 Majors: Biochemistry and Genetics ALTERED AMINO ACID SEQUENCE AFFECTS AMYLOID FORMATION IN A?(25-35) A Senior Scholars Thesis by MORGAN CHATEAU Submitted to the Office...

Chateau, Morgan

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid-State NMR Examination of Alteration Layers on a Nuclear Waste Glasses  

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Solid-state NMR is a powerful tool for probing the role and significance of alteration layers in determining the kinetics for the corrosion of nuclear waste glass. NMR methods are used to probe the chemical structure of the alteration layers to elucidate information about their chemical complexity, leading to increased insight into the mechanism of altered layer formation. Two glass compositions were examined in this study: a glass preliminarily designed for nuclear waste immobilization (called AFCI) and a simplified version of this AFCI glass (which we call SA1R). Powdered glasses with controlled and known particles sizes were corroded at 90 °C for periods of one and five months with a surface-area to solution-volume ratio of 100,000 m-1. 1H-29Si CP-CPMG MAS NMR, 1H-27Al CP-MAS NMR, 1H-11B CP-MAS NMR, and 1H-23Na CP-MAS NMR experiments provide isolated structural information about the alteration layers, which differ in structure from that of the pristine glass. Both glasses studied here develop alteration layers composed primarily of [IV]Si species. Aluminum is also retained in the alteration layers, perhaps facilitated by the observed increase in coordination from [IV]Al to [VI]Al, which correlates with a loss of charge balancing cations. 1H-11B CP-MAS NMR observations indicated a retention of boron in hydrated glass layers, which has not been characterized by previous work. For the AFCI glass, secondary phase formation begins during the corrosion times considered here, and these neophases are detected within the alteration layers. We identify precursor phases as crystalline sodium metasilicates. An important finding is that layer thickness depends on the length of the initial alteration stages and varies only with respect to silicon species during the residual rate regime.

Murphy, Kelly A. [Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Washton, Nancy M. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Environmental Molecular Science Lab.; Ryan, Joseph V. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Pantano, Carlo G. [Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Mueller, Karl T. [Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Environmental Molecular Science Lab.

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Hydrothermal metamorphism and low-temperature alteration on the Mid-Atlantic ridge  

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inferred hydrothermal fluid vent sites. The style of alteration of these rocks ranges from weathering at ambient ocean floor temperatures to metamorphism at greenshist facies conditions, The alteration products associated with the weathered ba- salts... collected from the hydrothermal vent site exhibit chemistries similar to those expected for rocks weathered at low temperatures. These rocks have lost Mg, Si, Ca and S and have gained K, Mn, H 0 and 2 possibly Pe. The greenschist facies rocks...

Peron, Philippe Raymond

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DSM-V: modifying the postpartum-onset specifier to include hypomania  

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0182-2 SHORT COMMUNICATION DSM-V: modifying the postpartum-of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV-TR has ignored the clinicalperiod, it is argued that DSM-V should consider modifying

Sharma, Verinder; Burt, Vivien K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Etherification of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural to a Biodiesel Component Over Ionic Liquid Modified Zeolites  

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In this work, ionic liquid (IL) modified H-Beta zeolites were prepared and the physicochemical properties of the catalysts were investigated. IL modified zeolites were applied in 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) eth...

Eero Salminen; Narendra Kumar; Pasi Virtanen; Mikko Tenho…

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Scalar and Vector Field Constraints, Deflection of Light and Lensing in Modified Gravity (MOG)  

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A conformal coupling of the metric in the Jordan frame to the energy-momentum tensor, screens the scalar field gravitational coupling strength $G$ in modified gravity (MOG). The scalar field acquires a mass which depends on the local matter density: the scalar field particle is massive for the Sun and earth, where the density is high compared to low density environments in cosmology and astrophysics. Together with the screening of the vector field $\\phi_\\mu$, this guarantees that solar system tests of gravity are satisfied. The conformal metric is coupled to the electromagnetic matter field and energy-momentum tensor, screening $G$ for the Sun and the deflection of light by the Sun and the Shapiro time delay in MOG are in agreement with general relativity. For galaxies and galactic clusters the enhanced gravitational coupling constant $G$ leads to agreement with gravitational lensing without dark matter. For compact binary pulsars the screening of $G$ removes the monopole and dipole gravitational radiation modes in agreement with the binary pulsar timing data.

J. W. Moffat

2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of boron-modified nickel catalysts on the steam reforming of ethanol  

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Abstract This paper describes the fabrication of NiCe and \\{BNiCe\\} catalysts for steam reforming of ethanol (SRE) via co-precipitation and impregnation methods using Ni(NO3)2·6H2O, Ce(NO3)3·6H2O and H3BO3 as precursors. All samples were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), BET surface area, temperature programmed reduction (TPR), temperature programmed oxidation (TPO), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), elemental analysis (EA) and thermogravimetry (TG) techniques at various stages of the catalyst. The results indicated that the incorporation of nickel and boron into the ceria lattice could increase the dispersion of the catalyst especially prepared by the co-precipitation method. The formation of Ni–B alloy and CeBO3 intermediate might be the impact factors necessary for enhancement of the catalytic performance and removal of deposited carbon. As a result, boron-modified catalysts are preferential to non-boron catalysts, where the Y H 2 exceeds 5 at 375 °C and only minor CO (<0.1%) and CH4 (?2%) species are detected over the BNiCe(C) and BNi/Ce(I) catalysts. The behavior of coke for the used catalysts was characterized using TG, TPR, TPO and EA methods. The results indicated that the NiCe(C) catalyst accumulated more deposited carbon in the confined space than the \\{BNiCe\\} catalysts.

Hsin-Hua Huang; Shen-Wei Yu; Chen-Lung Chuang; Chen-Bin Wang

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Enhanced migration of seismic data  

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The so-called enhanced migration which uses diffraction tomography as the repair tool for correction of amplitudes (reflection coefficients) of migrated sections is discussed. As with any linearized procedure, diffraction tomography requires knowledge of the initial model. It is suggested that the initial model is taken as the migrated image. It will be demonstrated that diffraction tomography applied to the data residuals improves the amplitudes of the migrated images. Migration is redefined as the reconstruction of the wavefront sets of distributions (reflection interfaces), and the inversion process as tomographic correction of migrated images.

Carrion, P.M. (PPPG/UFBA, Instituto de Geociencias, Rua Gaetano Moura 123, Federacao, 40.210 Salvador, Bahia (BR))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neoclassical Resistivity Modified by the Driven Electric Field in Tokamak Plasmas  

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Neoclassical Resistivity Modified by the Driven Electric Field in Tokamak Plasmas Neoclassical Resistivity Modified by the DrivenNeoclassical Resistivity Modified by the Driven Electric Field in Tokamak on the neoclassical resistivity are investigated in this paper. The toroidal electric field accelerates the parallel

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A study of colloid-enhanced ultrafiltration. Final report, March 1984--December 1993  

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Over the past nine years of funding by DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the authors have developed a whole family of methods under the umbrella of colloid-enhanced ultrafiltration techniques. These methods can be used for removal of either dissolved organics or multivalent ions from water or both simultaneously. They have gone from very fundamental studies of the ultrafiltration process to a field test using actual polluted groundwater. The orientation of this research has been the ultimate development of a workable, economical process. To do this, the authors have tried to understand the underlying fundamental phenomena involved in the separation and in potential solutions to technological bottlenecks and developed new scientific knowledge in the process. However, the thrust of the investigations have been focused on bringing the technology to a successful adoption by industry. This report summarizes the following: micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration; polyelectrolyte-enhanced ultrafiltration; ion-expulsion ultrafiltration; ligand-modified micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration; polyelectrolyte/surfactant-enhanced ultrafiltration, supporting research, and relation to energy. 61 refs.

Scamehorn, J.F.; Christian, S.D.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Baseline System Costs for 50.0 MW Enhanced Geothermal System -- A Function  

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Baseline System Costs for 50.0 MW Enhanced Geothermal System -- A Function Baseline System Costs for 50.0 MW Enhanced Geothermal System -- A Function of: Working Fluid, Technology, and Location Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Baseline System Costs for 50.0 MW Enhanced Geothermal System -- A Function of: Working Fluid, Technology, and Location Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Analysis Project Description This effort will support the expansion of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), supporting DOE Strategic Themes of "energy security" and sub goal of "energy diversity"; reducing the Nation's dependence on foreign oil while improving our environment. A 50 MW has been chosen as a design point, so that the project may also assess how different machinery approaches will change the costing - it is a mid point in size where multiple solutions exist that will allow the team to effectively explore the options in the design space and understand the cost.

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Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Fact Sheet | Department of Energy  

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Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Fact Sheet Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Fact Sheet Overview of Enhanced Geothermal Systems. egsbasics.pdf More Documents & Publications...

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Enhance-Energy-Security-MOU.pdf | Department of Energy  

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Enhance-Energy-Security-MOU.pdf Enhance-Energy-Security-MOU.pdf Enhance-Energy-Security-MOU.pdf More Documents & Publications Memorandum of understanding between DOE and NGLIA...

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Air Force Enhanced Use Lease  

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1 1 Air Force Enhanced Use Lease Mr. Brian Brown 16 Oct. 12 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 2 Agenda  Brian Brown  Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Overview  Energy EULs  EUL Goals  David Swanson  Energy EUL Market Drivers  Current EUL Projects  Partnering with the Air Force  Contact Information I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 3 Overview  Authority 10 USC 2667  An EUL is a lease  By the government  Of "non-excess" property  Under the control of the government  To a public or private sector lessee  In exchange for fair market value rental payments in cash and/or in kind consideration I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

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Enhancing biofuel production by ultrasonics  

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This work evaluated the use of high-powered ultrasonics to enhance biofuel production in terms of efficiency and costs. A wide range of feed stocks including switch grass corn stover and soft wood were studied. The effect of ultrasonic pretreatment on the removal of lignin for hydrolysis of starches and cellulose to fermentable sugars was studied. It was found that many of the pretreatments were very successful in enhancing lignin removal. For example time of dissolution of lingo-cellulosic biomass in ionic liquids was reduced from hours to minutes accompanied by a significant decrease in energy consumption compared to mechanical stirring. In addition it was found that hydrolysis of corn starch could be greatly accelerated utilizing ultrasonics. Economic models showed that the technology once implemented would have a payback period of less than one year. The work also focused on biodiesel production. It was seen that ultrasonics accelerated the transesterification process so that soy bean oil could be converted to biodiesel in less than a minute compared to 45 min using traditional methods. It was shown that yeast grown from glycerin a co-product of biodiesel production could be extracted and simultaneously converted to biodiesel with ultrasonics in less than a minute compared to traditional techniques that require multiple processes and relatively long cycle times (+1 h).

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Enhancing biofuel production by ultrasonics  

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This work evaluated the use of high-powered ultrasonics to enhance biofuel production in terms of efficiency and costs. A wide range of feed stocks including corn switchgrass oleaginous yeast and soybean oil were studied. The effect of ultrasonic pretreatment on the removal of lignin to allow hydrolysis of cellulose to fermentable sugars was studied. Many pretreatment techniques proved to be successful in enhancing lignin removal. For example time of dissolution of ligno-cellulosic biomass in ionic liquids was reduced from hours to minutes accompanied by a significant decrease in energy consumption compared to mechanical stirring. In addition it was found that hydrolysis of corn starch could be greatly accelerated utilizing ultrasonics. Economic models showed that the technology once implemented would have a payback period of approximately 2.3 years. The work also explored biodiesel production using ultrasonics. It was seen that ultrasonics accelerated the transesterification process so that soybean oil could be converted to biodiesel in less than a minute compared to 45 minutes using traditional methods.

Melissa Montalbo-Lomboy; Pryiyanka Chand

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RTU Comparison Calculator Enhancement Plan  

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Over the past two years, Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) has been investigating ways to increase the operating efficiency of the packaged rooftop units (RTUs) in the field. First, by issuing a challenge to the RTU manufactures to increase the integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) by 60% over the existing ASHRAE 90.1-2010 standard. Second, by evaluating the performance of an advanced RTU controller that reduces the energy consumption by over 40%. BTO has previously also funded development of a RTU comparison calculator (RTUCC). RTUCC is a web-based tool that provides the user a way to compare energy and cost savings for two units with different efficiencies. However, the RTUCC currently cannot compare savings associated with either the RTU Challenge unit or the advanced RTU controls retrofit. Therefore, BTO has asked PNNL to enhance the tool so building owners can compare energy and savings associated with this new class of products. This document provides the details of the enhancements that are required to support estimating energy savings from use of RTU challenge units or advanced controls on existing RTUs.

Miller, James D.; Wang, Weimin; Katipamula, Srinivas

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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DC readout experiment in Enhanced LIGO  

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The two 4 km long gravitational wave detectors operated by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) were modified in 2008 to read out the gravitational wave channel using the DC readout form of homodyne ...

Fricke, Tobin T

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Design Enhancements To Improve Flare Efficiency  

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Two flare systems used at separate units within a larger chemical complex were modified to improve overall performance and efficiency. One system was a standard enclosed ground flare; the other was a less-conventional horizontal ground flare system...

Dooley, K. A.; McLeod, G. M.; Lorenz, M. D.

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Modified Thermal-Optical Analysis Using Spectral Absorption Selectivity to  

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Modified Thermal-Optical Analysis Using Spectral Absorption Selectivity to Modified Thermal-Optical Analysis Using Spectral Absorption Selectivity to Distinguish Black Carbon from Pyrolized Organic Carbon Title Modified Thermal-Optical Analysis Using Spectral Absorption Selectivity to Distinguish Black Carbon from Pyrolized Organic Carbon Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2008 Authors Hadley, Odelle L., Craig E. Corrigan, and Thomas W. Kirchstetter Journal Environmental Science and Technology Volume 42 Pagination 8459-8464 Abstract This study presents a method for analyzing the black carbon (BC) mass loading on a quartz fiber filter using a modified thermal-optical analysis method, wherein light transmitted through the sample is measured over a spectral region instead of at a single wavelength. Evolution of the spectral light transmission signal depends on the relative amounts of light-absorbing BC and char, the latter of which forms when organic carbon in the sample pyrolyzes during heating. Absorption selectivities of BC and char are found to be distinct and are used to apportion the amount of light attenuated by each component in the sample. Light attenuation is converted to mass concentration on the basis of derived mass attenuation efficiencies (MAEs) of BC and char. The fractions of attenuation due to each component are scaled by their individual MAE values and added together as the total mass of light absorbing carbon (LAC). An iterative algorithm is used to find the MAE values for both BC and char that provide the best fit to the carbon mass remaining on the filter (derived from direct measurements of thermally evolved CO2) at temperatures higher than 480 degrees C. This method was applied to measure the BC concentration in precipitation samples collected in northern California. The uncertainty in the measured BC concentration of samples that contained a high concentration of organics susceptible to char ranged from 12% to 100%, depending on the mass loading of BC on the filter. The lower detection limit for this method was approximately 0.35 microg of BC, and the uncertainty approached 20% for BC mass loading greater than 1.0 microg of BC.

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The dissemination of genetically modified organisms in Brazil  

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Authorised for commercialisation in the USA since 1994, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) were quickly disseminated in this country as well as in Canada, Mexico and Argentina. However, Brazil has remained outside of this process of diffusion. The objective of this article is to analyse the factors that limit the diffusion process of GMOs in Brazil. The article emphasises the polarisation of interests revealed by Monsanto's appropriation strategy of genetic material on the one hand, and by farmers' efforts to (re)appropriate the knowledge and the plant material used and improved by them on the other.

Victor Pelaez; Wilson Schmidt

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric behavior of barium modified strontium bismuth titanate ceramic  

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

Nayak, P., E-mail: priyambada.pce@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha-769008 (India); Badapanda, T. [Department of Physics, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-752054 (India); Anwar, S.; Panigrahi, S. [Colloids and Materials Chemistry, Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751013 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

417

Time machines and traversable wormholes in modified theories of gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Francisco S. N. Lobo

2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

418

Quantized Media with Absorptive Scatterers and Modified Atomic Emission Rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modifications in the spontaneous emission rate of an excited atom that are caused by extinction effects in a nearby dielectric medium are analyzed in a quantummechanical model, in which the medium consists of spherical scatterers with absorptive properties. Use of the dyadic Green function of the electromagnetic field near a a dielectric sphere leads to an expression for the change in the emission rate as a series of multipole contributions for which analytical formulas are obtained. The results for the modified emission rate as a function of the distance between the excited atom and the dielectric medium show the influence of both absorption and scattering processes.

L. G. Suttorp; A. J. van Wonderen

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

419

A Modified FRW Metric to Explain the Cosmological Constant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One of the most outstanding problems of the standard model of cosmology today is the problem of cosmological constant/dark energy. It corresponds to about 73 per cent of the energy content of the universe gone missing. I hereby postulate a modified FRW metric for our universe, which animates a universe spinning rigidly but very slowly with an angular frequency that is equal to the Hubble constant. It is shown by a simple argument that in such a universe there will be an overlooked rotational energy whose average value is identically equal to the matter-energy content of this universe as observed by a coordinate observer.

Serkan Zorba

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

420

Modified GBIG Scenario as an Alternative for Dark Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Kourosh Nozari; Narges Rashidi

2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified gaseous atmospheres for storage of beef, lamb and pork  

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

Davis, George Theodore

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Experimental evidence of thermonuclear neutrons in a modified plasma focus  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The PF-1000 plasma focus was modified by adding the cathode disk 3 cm in front of the anode. This modification facilitated the evaluation of neutron energy spectra. Two neutron pulses were distinguishable. As regards the first neutron pulse it lasted 40 ns during the plasma stagnation and it demonstrated high isotropy of neutron emission. A peak neutronenergydetected upstream was 2.46 ± 0.02 ? MeV . The full width of neutron energy spectra of 90 ± 20 ? keV enabled to calculate an ion temperature of 1.2 keV. These parameters and a neutron yield of 10 9 corresponded to theoretical predictions for thermonuclear neutrons.

D. Klir; P. Kubes; M. Paduch; T. Pisarczyk; T. Chodukowski; M. Scholz; Z. Kalinowska; E. Zielinska; B. Bienkowska; J. Hitschfel; S. Jednorog; L. Karpinski; J. Kortanek; J. Kravarik; K. Rezac; I. Ivanova-Stanik; K. Tomaszewski

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Hydrogen peroxide modified sodium titanates with improved sorption capabilities  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

424

Sorption of heavy metals by modified chelating ion exchangers  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Satisfactory sorption capacity towards heavy metals of several physically modified chelating resins at low pH is reported. It was found that the linear sorption isotherms are the most appropriate for describing the sorption of Ni and Pb. The data obtained revealed that the chelating resins studied are able to remove selectively copper from a complex synthetic solution containing Fe, Mn and Pb. The regeneration of Lewatit TP 208 by 10% H2SO4 in batch conditions proved to be effective through three consecutive runs of loading-regeneration.

Valentin Nenov; Bogdan Bonev

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Grande Ronde Basin Fish Habitat Enhancement Project : 2000 Annual Report.  

SciTech Connect

On July 1, 1984 the Bonneville Power Administration and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife entered into an agreement to initiate fish habitat enhancement work in the Joseph Creek subbasin of the Grande Ronde River Basin in northeast Oregon. In July of 1985 the Upper and Middle Grande Ronde River, and Catherine Creek subbasins were included in the intergovernmental contract, and on March 1, 1996 the Wallowa River subbasin was added. The primary goal of ''The Grande Ronde Basin Fish Habitat Enhancement Project'' is to access, create, improve, protect, and restore riparian and instream habitat for anadromous salmonids, thereby maximizing opportunities for natural fish production within the basin. This project provided for implementation of Program Measure 703 (C)(1), Action Item 4.2 of the Northwest Power Planning Council's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (NPPC, 1987), and continues to be implemented as offsite mitigation for mainstem fishery losses caused by the Columbia River hydro-electric system. All work conducted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is on private lands and therefore requires that considerable time be spent developing rapport with landowners to gain acceptance of, and continued cooperation with this program throughout 10-15 year lease periods. This project calls for passive regeneration of habitat, using riparian enclosure fencing as the primary method to restore degraded streams to a normative condition. Active remediation techniques using plantings, off-site water developments, site-specific instream structures, or whole channel alterations are also utilized where applicable. Individual projects contribute to and complement ecosystem and basin-wide watershed restoration efforts that are underway by state, federal, and tribal agencies, and local watershed councils. Work undertaken during 2000 included: (1) Implementing 2 new projects in the Grande Ronde drainage, and retrofitting one old project that will protect an additional 1.3 miles of stream and 298.3 acres of habitat; (2) Conducting instream work activities in 3 streams to enhance habitat and/or restore natural channel dimensions, patterns or profiles; (3) Improving fish passage in Bear Creek to restore tributary and mainstem access; (4) Planting and seeding 6.7 stream miles with 7,100 plants and 365 lbs. of seed; (5) Establishing 18 new photopoints and retaking 229 existing photopoint pictures; (6) Monitoring stream temperatures at 12 locations on 6 streams; (7) completing riparian fence, water gap and other maintenance on 98.7 miles of project fences. Since initiation of the project in 1984 over 62 miles of anadromous fish bearing streams and 1,910 acres of habitat have been protected, enhanced and maintained.

McGowan, Vance R.; Powell, Russ M.; Stennfeld, Scott P.

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Modified fish-bone model: A simplified MDOF model for simulation of seismic responses of moment resisting frames  

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Abstract This paper presents a simplified Multi-Degree-Of-Freedom (MDOF) model through modification of fish-bone model (or generic frame). Modified Fish-Bone (MFB) model is developed through three enhancements: (i) the moment of inertia for half-beams is reduced slightly to modify the assumption of equal rotation at each story joints, (ii) a number of truss elements are inserted to the fish-bone model to simulate flexural deformation of moment frames due to axial elongation and contraction of columns, and (iii) moment–rotation relationship of representative rotational springs is supposed to be bilinear instead of trilinear in order to consider simultaneous yielding at both ends of the beam in moment frames. The proposed model is evaluated with respect to nonlinear dynamic analysis results of three classic moment resisting frames subjected to 94 records of FEMA-440 ground motion data set. Moreover, the adequacy of this model is compared with the fish-bone model and two predictors of nonlinear seismic demand. The statistical study of predicted interstory drift demonstrates the superiority of the proposed model over the fish-bone model and both seismic demand predictors.

A.R. Khaloo; H. Khosravi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Alterations in canine plasma lipoproteins and lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase activities during fish oil supplementation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

plasma LCAT activities were seen with increased dietary fat; oil supplements did not modify this effect. Plasma phospholipid (PL) and cholesteryl ester (CE) subtractions reflected the dietary fatty acids. Significant enrichment of CE n-3 fatty acids...

McAlister, Kristina Gambrell

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

428

Enhancement of pool boiling heat transfer with electrohydrodynamics and its fundamental study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, and 10kV. To conduct this study, an existing low pressure pool boiling apparatus was modified and another high pressure apparatus was designed and built. The fluids were tested on the smooth tube at operating temperatures of 4'C and 20'C, and 19 fins... TWl Tvvo Heat flux of EHD enhancement of boiling (W/m ) Total heat flux with EHD at 10kV (W/m ) Total heat flux with no EHD (W/m ) Minimum cavity mouth radius (m) Rayleigh number Fluid temperature ('C) Pool Saturation temperature ('C) Tube...

Raghupathi, Sri Laxmi Priya

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

429

Unscreening modified gravity in the matter power spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Lucas Lombriser; Fergus Simpson; Alexander Mead

2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

430

NONTHERMAL RADIATION FROM COSMIC-RAY MODIFIED SHOCKS  

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We calculate nonthermal radiation from cosmic-ray (CR) protons and electrons accelerated at CR modified plane and spherical shocks, using time-dependent, diffusive shock acceleration (DSA) simulations that include radiative losses of CR electrons. Strong non-relativistic shocks with physical parameters relevant for young supernova remnants (SNRs) are considered in both the plane-parallel and spherically symmetric geometries, and compared at times when their dynamical and CR properties are concordant. A thermal leakage injection model and a Bohm-like diffusion coefficient are adopted. After DSA energy gains balance radiative losses, the electron spectrum at the plane shock approaches a time-asymptotic spectrum with a super-exponential cutoff above the equilibrium momentum. The postshock electron spectrum cuts off at a progressively lower momentum downstream from the shock due to the energy losses. That results in the steepening of the volume integrated electron energy spectrum by one power of the particle energy. These features evolve toward lower energies in the spherical, SNR shocks. In a CR modified shock, pion decay gamma-ray emission reveals distinct signatures of nonlinear DSA due to the concave proton momentum spectrum. Although the electron momentum spectrum has a much weaker concavity, the synchrotron spectral slope at the shock may flatten by about 0.1-0.3 between radio and X-ray bands. The slope of the volume integrated emission spectrum behaves nonlinearly around the break frequency.

Kang, Hyesung [Department of Earth Sciences, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Edmon, Paul P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (Canada); Jones, T. W., E-mail: kang@uju.es.pusan.ac.kr, E-mail: pedmon@physics.umanitoba.ca, E-mail: twj@msi.umn.edu [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2007-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

432

Studies on the fibre surfaces modified with xylan polyelectrolytes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Xylan was isolated from birch wood chips by using pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE). The extracted xylan was chemically modified yielding three different xylan derivatives (XDs): xylan sulfate (XS), carboxymethyl xylan (CMX) and xylan-4-[N,N,N-trimethylammonium]butyrate chloride (XTMAB). The structure and molecular weight of \\{XDs\\} was determined by using NMR spectroscopy and size exclusion chromatography (SEC). The potential utilization of xylan polyelectrolytes for modifying fibre surfaces was assessed by sorption experiments using bleached pine Kraft pulp as substrate. Polyelectrolyte titration method was chosen for estimating the amount of sorbed \\{XDs\\} onto the fibres. The cationic xylan derivative XTMAB had a strong interaction with fibres while the anionic derivatives did not show any sorption. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) were selected as advanced surface analyses for studying the amount of surface anionic groups and the surface distribution of the XTMAB. XPS and polyelectrolyte titration results suggested that the XTMAB is sorbed onto the fibre surfaces. ToF-SIMS imaging showed that XTMAB was evenly distributed on fibre surfaces.

B. Vega; K. Petzold-Welcke; P. Fardim; T. Heinze

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Carbon dioxide pressure swing adsorption process using modified alumina adsorbents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Gaffney, Thomas Richard (Allentown, PA); Golden, Timothy Christopher (Allentown, PA); Mayorga, Steven Gerard (Allentown, PA); Brzozowski, Jeffrey Richard (Bethlehem, PA); Taylor, Fred William (Allentown, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Unscreening modified gravity in the matter power spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Viable modifications of gravity that may produce cosmic acceleration need to be screened in high-density regions such as the Solar System, where general relativity is well tested. Screening mechanisms also prevent strong anomalies in the large-scale structure and limit the constraints that can be inferred on these gravity models from cosmology. We find that by suppressing the contribution of the screened high-density regions in the matter power spectrum, allowing a greater contribution of unscreened low densities, modified gravity models can be more readily discriminated from the concordance cosmology. Moreover, by variation of density thresholds, degeneracies with other effects may be dealt with more adequately. Specializing to chameleon gravity as a worked example for screening in modified gravity, employing N-body simulations of f(R) models and the halo model of chameleon theories, we demonstrate the effectiveness of this method. We find that a percent-level measurement of the clipped power at k < 0.3 h...

Lombriser, Lucas; Mead, Alexander

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Morphological studies on block copolymer modified PA 6 blends  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Are Scalar and Tensor Deviations Related in Modified Gravity?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modified gravity theories on cosmic scales have three key deviations from general relativity. They can cause cosmic acceleration without a physical, highly negative pressure fluid, can cause a gravitational slip between the two metric potentials, and can cause gravitational waves to propagate differently, e.g. with a speed different from the speed of light. We examine whether the deviations in the metric potentials as observable through modified Poisson equations for scalar density perturbations are related to or independent from deviations in the tensor gravitational waves. We show analytically they are independent instantaneously in covariant Galileon gravity -- e.g. at some time one of them can have the general relativity value while the other deviates -- though related globally -- if one deviates over a finite period, the other at some point shows a deviation. We present expressions for the early time and late time de Sitter limits, and numerically illustrate their full evolution. This in(ter)dependence of the scalar and tensor deviations highlights complementarity between cosmic structure surveys and future gravitational wave measurements.

Eric V. Linder

2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

437

20130927 Riverton Enhanced.cdr  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

1: Location of the Riverton Processing Site 1: Location of the Riverton Processing Site Enhanced Characterization of the Surficial Aquifer, Riverton, Wyoming, Processing Site F A C T S H E E T ENERGY Legacy Management U.S. DEPARTMENT OF Site Description and History The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) manages the Riverton, Wyoming, Processing Site in Fremont County, 2 miles southwest of the town of Riverton and within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation (Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone) on land now owned by Chemtrade Refinery Services (figure 1). The site is the location of a former uranium- and vanadium-ore-processing mill that operated from 1958 to 1963. Milling operations created radioactive mill tailings. The tailings were removed from the site in 1988 and relocated to the Gas Hills East

438

Quantum-enhanced absorption refrigerators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermodynamics is a branch of science blessed by an unparalleled combination of generality of scope and formal simplicity. Based on few natural assumptions together with the four laws, it sets the boundaries between possible and impossible in macroscopic aggregates of matter. This triggered groundbreaking achievements in physics, chemistry and engineering over the last two centuries. Close analogues of those fundamental laws are now being established at the level of individual quantum systems, thus placing limits on the operation of quantum-mechanical devices. Here we study quantum absorption refrigerators, which are driven by heat rather than external work. We establish thermodynamic performance bounds for these machines and investigate their quantum origin. We also show how those bounds may be pushed beyond what is classically achievable, by suitably tailoring the environmental fluctuations via quantum reservoir engineering techniques. Such superefficient quantum-enhanced cooling realises a promising step towards the technological exploitation of autonomous quantum refrigerators.

Luis A. Correa; José P. Palao; Daniel Alonso; Gerardo Adesso

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

439

Shale Oil Value Enhancement Research  

SciTech Connect

Raw kerogen oil is rich in heteroatom-containing compounds. Heteroatoms, N, S & O, are undesirable as components of a refinery feedstock, but are the basis for product value in agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, surfactants, solvents, polymers, and a host of industrial materials. An economically viable, technologically feasible process scheme was developed in this research that promises to enhance the economics of oil shale development, both in the US and elsewhere in the world, in particular Estonia. Products will compete in existing markets for products now manufactured by costly synthesis routes. A premium petroleum refinery feedstock is also produced. The technology is now ready for pilot plant engineering studies and is likely to play an important role in developing a US oil shale industry.

James W. Bunger

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

440

Enhanced High Resolution RBS System  

SciTech Connect

Improvements in full spectrum resolution with the second NEC high resolution RBS system are summarized. Results for 50 A ring TiN/HfO films on Si yielding energy resolution on the order of 1 keV are also presented. Detector enhancements include improved pulse processing electronics, upgraded shielding for the MCP/RAE detector, and reduced noise generated from pumping. Energy resolution measurements on spectra front edge coupled with calculations using 0.4mStr solid angle show that beam energy spread at 400 KeV from the Pelletron registered accelerator is less than 100 eV. To improve user throughput, magnet control has been added to the automatic data collection. Depth profiles derived from experimental data are discussed. For the thin films profiled, depth resolutions were on the Angstrom level with the non-linear energy/channel conversions ranging from 100 to 200 eV.

Pollock, Thomas J.; Hass, James A.; Klody, George M. [National Electrostatics Corp., Middleton, Wisconsin, U. S. A. 53562-0310 (United States)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Capacitance enhancement via electrode patterning  

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The necessity of increasing the energy density in electric double layer capacitors to meet current demand is fueling fundamental and applied research alike. We report here molecular dynamics simulation results for aqueous electrolytes near model electrodes. Particular focus is on the effect of electrode patterning on the structure of interfacial electrolytes, and on the potential drop between the solid electrodes and the bulk electrolytes. The latter is estimated by numerically integrating the Poisson equation using the charge densities due to water and ions accumulated near the interface as input. We considered uniform and patterned electrodes, both positively and negatively charged. The uniformly charged electrodes are modeled as graphite. The patterned ones are obtained by removing carbon atoms from the top-most graphene layer, yielding nanoscopic squares and stripes patterns. For simplicity, the patterned electrodes are effectively simulated as insulators (the charge remains localized on the top-most layer of carbon atoms). Our simulations show that the patterns alter the structure of water and the accumulation of ions at the liquid-solid interfaces. Using aqueous NaCl solutions, we found that while the capacitance calculated for three positively charged electrodes did not change much, that calculated for the negatively charged electrodes significantly increased upon patterning. We find that both water structure and orientation, as well as ion accumulation affect the capacitance. As electrode patterning affects differently water structure and ion accumulation, it might be possible to observe ion-specific effects. These results could be useful for advancing our understanding of electric double layer capacitors, capacitive desalination processes, as well as of fundamental interfacial electrolytes properties.

Ho, Tuan A.; Striolo, Alberto, E-mail: a.striolo@ucl.ac.uk [School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States) [School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom)

2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

442

Method For Determining And Modifying Protein/Peptide Solubilty  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solubility reporter for measuring a protein's solubility in vivo or in vitro is described. The reporter, which can be used in a single living cell, gives a specific signal suitable for determining whether the cell bears a soluble version of the protein of interest. A pool of random mutants of an arbitrary protein, generated using error-prone in vitro recombination, may also be screened for more soluble versions using the reporter, and these versions may be recombined to yield variants having further-enhanced solubility. The method of the present invention includes "irrational" (random mutagenesis) methods, which do not require a priori knowledge of the three-dimensional structure of the protein of interest. Multiple sequences of mutation/genetic recombination and selection for improved solubility are demonstrated to yield versions of the protein which display enhanced solubility.

Waldo, Geoffrey S. (Espanola, NM)

2005-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

443

Efficiency enhancement of InGaN/GaN solar cells with nanostructures  

SciTech Connect

We demonstrate InGaN/GaN multi-quantum-well solar cells with nanostructures operating at a wavelength of 520?nm. Nanostructures with a periodic nanorod or nanohole array are fabricated by means of modified nanosphere lithography. Under 1 sun air-mass 1.5 global spectrum illumination, a fill factor of 50 and an open circuit voltage of 1.9?V are achieved in spite of very high indium content in InGaN alloys usually causing degradation of crystal quality. Both the nanorod array and the nanohole array significantly improve the performance of solar cells, while a larger enhancement is observed for the nanohole array, where the conversion efficiency is enhanced by 51%.

Bai, J.; Yang, C. C.; Athanasiou, M.; Wang, T. [Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

444

Design of radiographic enhancement systems. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Preliminary specifications and designs are given for two radiographic enhancement systems. The first system is a portable system designed to be carried with EOD teams to enhance the contrast of low-density, low-contrast radiographs made with existing EOD radiographic equipment. The second system contains both image-enhancement and improved radiographic equipment and is designed to be carried aboard commercial or military aircraft in an air-transportable pod. Expected production costs and equipment selection are included.

Hayford, D.T.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Credit Enhancement Program (Oklahoma) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Credit Enhancement Program (Oklahoma) Credit Enhancement Program (Oklahoma) Credit Enhancement Program (Oklahoma) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Systems Integrator Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Oklahoma Program Type Loan Program Provider Development Finance Auhtority The Credit Enhancement Program is a means by which the Oklahoma Finance Authority provides guarantees for small companies, manufacturing facilities and communities in need of funds for expansion projects and infrastructure

446

Enhanced Bioremediation-Pinellas County, Florida, Site  

Energy Savers (EERE)

emulsified vegetable oil (EVO) and Dehalococcoides mccartyi into the soil. The transfer tanks containing the EVO are in the background. Inside this Update: Enhanced...

447

Ultraviolet photodissociation enhances top?down mass...  

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Ultraviolet photodissociation enhances top-down mass spectrometry as demonstrated on green fluorescent protein variants Xibei Dang 1,2 and Nicolas L. Young 1 1 Ion Cyclotron...

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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5 4.5.2 Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Presentation Number: 022 Investigator: Queen, John (Hi-Q Geophysical Inc.) Objectives: To develop...

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Seismic Fracture Characterization Methods for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Principal Investigator: John H. Queen Hi-Q Geophysical Inc. Track Name: Seismicity and Reservoir Fracture...

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Enhancements to Natural Attenuation: Selected Case Studies |...  

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Selected Case Studies More Documents & Publications Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and Site Investigation Natural and Enhanced Attenuation of Soil and...

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An Oxygen Isotope Study Of Hydrothermal Alteration In The Lake City  

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Isotope Study Of Hydrothermal Alteration In The Lake City Isotope Study Of Hydrothermal Alteration In The Lake City Caldera, San Juan Mountains, Colorado Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An Oxygen Isotope Study Of Hydrothermal Alteration In The Lake City Caldera, San Juan Mountains, Colorado Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A 23-m.y.-old, fossil meteoric-hydrothermal system in the Lake City caldera (11 _ 14 km) has been mapped out by measuring Δ 18O values of 300 rock and mineral samples. Δ 18O varies systematically throughout the caldera, reaching values as low as -2. Great topographic relief, regional tilting, and variable degrees of erosion within the caldera all combine to give us a very complete section through the hydrothermal system, from the

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Geology and alteration of the Coso Geothermal Area, Inyo County, California  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Geology and alteration of the Coso Geothermal Area, Inyo County, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Geology and alteration of the Coso Geothermal Area, Inyo County, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Geology and alteration of the Coso geothermal area were mapped in conjunction with geophysical surveys and a deep drill test (CGEH-1) to facilitate selection of a follow-up drill site. The oldest rocks exposed at Coso are intermediate to mafic metamorphic rocks of uncertain age intruded by dikes and pods of quartz latite porphyry and felsite, and by a small

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SITEWIDE CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY COMPONENT INSTALLATION AND ALTERATION, PACIFIC NORTHWEST  

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8 8 SITEWIDE CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY COMPONENT INSTALLATION AND ALTERATION, PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON Proposed Action: The u.s. Department ofBnergy (DOE) Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) proposes to install. alter, and/or maintain safety and security components to maintain an adequate protective planning stance. Loeation of Action: The proposed action would occur on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Site and in the vicinity ofPNNL facilities in the State of Washington. DacriptioD of the Proposed Action: DOE proposes to install, alter, and/or maintain safety and security systems to continue to provide appropriate levels of protection against unauthorized access, theft, diversion, loss

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Alteration Patterns In Volcanic Rocks Within An East-West Traverse Through  

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Patterns In Volcanic Rocks Within An East-West Traverse Through Patterns In Volcanic Rocks Within An East-West Traverse Through Central Nicaragua Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Alteration Patterns In Volcanic Rocks Within An East-West Traverse Through Central Nicaragua Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The volcanic rocks investigated in a cross-section between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Nicaragua - with the exception of Recent and some Pleistocene lavas - are incipiently to strongly altered. Alteration patterns on different scales can be discerned in the Tertiary sequences: (i) a regional burial diagenesis or very low-grade burial metamorphism at the low-temperature end of the zeolite facies (mordenite subfacies) with an inferred thermal gradient of < 50°C/km, grading into (ii) a geothermal

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Low LET Radiation Alters the Fetal Epigenome of the Avy Mouse  

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LET Radiation Alters the Fetal Epigenome of the Avy Mouse LET Radiation Alters the Fetal Epigenome of the Avy Mouse Randy Jirtle Duke University Medical Center Abstract Exposure to high levels of ionizing radiation significantly alters the epigenome in somatic cells and gametes (Filkowski and others, 2009), yet it has not been determined if epigenomic modifications occur below 10 cGy. Epigenetic dysregulation during early development is mechanistically linked to the pathogenesis of adult-onset diseases (Jirtle and Skinner, 2007). Thus, we sought to determine whether low doses of ionizing radiation during early gestation affect susceptibility to adult-onset diseases by deregulating the establishment of DNA methylation patterns. Agouti viable yellow (Avy) mice were used to test this novel postulate because they are

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Apparent Welding Textures In Altered Pumice-Rich Rocks | Open Energy  

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Apparent Welding Textures In Altered Pumice-Rich Rocks Apparent Welding Textures In Altered Pumice-Rich Rocks Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Apparent Welding Textures In Altered Pumice-Rich Rocks Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Fiamme and eutaxitic texture are common in ancient non-welded, pumice breccias. The fiamme are phyllosilicate-rich lenses that define a bedding-parallel foliation resembling eutaxitic texture in welded ignimbrites. Pumice breccias in the Cambrian Mount Read Volcanics (Australia) are composed of tube pumice clasts, bubble-wall shards, plagioclase crystal fragments and volcanic lithic clasts, and contain dark green fiamme and stylolites. These sericite or chlorite+sericite fiamme are aligned roughly parallel to regional bedding, and are enclosed in pale pink

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming Decision as Modified, January 19, 2000  

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Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 DECISION AFFIRMING AGENCY DECISION AS MODIFIED Issued: January 19, 2000 This is a request for review by K-Ray Security, Inc., the current security operations contractor at DOE's Federal Energy Technology Center ("FETC"), of the Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") on remand from the Deputy Secretary adhering, after an additional evidentiary hearing and an assessment of the equities, to its earlier finding that reinstatement of Complainant Holsinger as a security guard is a necessary and appropriate action to effect full relief, even though it was the prior security contractor, Watkins Security Agency, Inc., ("WSA") that was found to have committed the act of reprisal

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Modifying Proteins to Combat Disease | Advanced Photon Source  

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Higher Temperature at the Earth's Core Higher Temperature at the Earth's Core Clues about Rheumatoid Arthritis Damage Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Modifying Proteins to Combat Disease JANUARY 22, 2013 Bookmark and Share Structure of the human PRMT5:MEP50 hetero-octameric complex bound to a substrate peptide and a cofactor analog. Cartoon representations of the PRMT5 monomers are colored blue, green, wheat, and yellow, while the MEP50 molecules are in red. Highlighted in stick representation are the substrate peptide derived from histone H3 in magenta, and the cofactor analog in orange. Transmitting from one generation to the next the genetic message encoded in

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The Impact of Organic Friction Modifiers on Engine Oil Tribofilms  

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Organic friction modifiers (OFMs) are important additives in the lubrication of machines and especially of car engines where performance improvements are constantly sought-after. Together with zinc dialkyldithiophosphates (ZDDPs) antiwear additives, OFMs have a predominant impact on the tribological behaviour of the lubricant. In the current study, the influence of OFMs on the generation, tribological properties and chemistry of ZDDP tribofilms has been investigated by combining tribological experiments (MTM) with in-situ film thickness measurements through optical interference imaging (SLIM), Alicona profilometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. OFMs and antiwear additives have been found to competitively react/adsorb on the rubbing ferrous substrates in a tribological contact. The formation and removal (through wear) of tribofilms are dynamic processes which result from the simultaneous interaction of these two additives with the surface of the wear track. By carefully selecting the chemistry of OFMs, ...

Ratoi, Monica; Alghawel, Husam; Suen, Yat Fan; Nelson, Kenneth

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) for Uncertainty Analysis  

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This paper describes a methodology of characterizing important phenomena, which is also part of a broader research by the authors called 'Modified PIRT'. The methodology provides robust process of phenomena identification and ranking process for more precise quantification of uncertainty. It is a two-step process of identifying and ranking methodology based on thermal-hydraulics (TH) importance as well as uncertainty importance. Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) has been used for as a formal approach for TH identification and ranking. Formal uncertainty importance technique is used to estimate the degree of credibility of the TH model(s) used to represent the important phenomena. This part uses subjective justification by evaluating available information and data from experiments, and code predictions. The proposed methodology was demonstrated by developing a PIRT for large break loss of coolant accident LBLOCA for the LOFT integral facility with highest core power (test LB-1). (authors)

Gol-Mohamad, Mohammad P.; Modarres, Mohammad; Mosleh, Ali [University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface modified stainless steels for PEM fuel cell bipolar plates  

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

Brady, Michael P [Oak Ridge, TN; Wang, Heli [Littleton, CO; Turner, John A [Littleton, CO

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Magnicon for High-Gradient Accelerator R&D  

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

Jay L. Hirshfield

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Discharge convective instability as modifier of nonlinear hydrodynamic spectrum  

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Discharge source is considered as modifier of flow hydrodynamic spectrum. Characteristic frequency of nonlinear spectrum and spectrum power were determined under conditions of arc sliding discharge in supersonic flow. Two stages of discharge were defined: sliding stage and still stage. It was found that stage transition occurs due to convective instability of discharge. Fraction of sliding stage in overall discharge duration is determined by averaged current that is general stable discharge parameter. This phenomenon gives opportunity to control power of pressure fluctuations spectrum. Theoretical insight of field and hydrodynamic factors influencing on pulsations frequency was achieved. Hydrodynamic resistance of discharge region and holding cathode electric field turned out to be basic factors of frequency modification. Corresponding experimental verification was taken. Basic frequency law was determined for several discharge regimes.

Sergey Kamenshchikov

2012-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A modified electrospark alloying method for low surface roughness  

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A modified electrospark alloying method has been developed. The method allows the formation of deposits with low surface roughness compared to that of the conventional electrospark alloying method. It is based on the employment of a sequence of identical pulse groups. The process of electrospark deposition and the process of electrospark grinding were combined by forming pulse groups consisting of a high energy pulse for mass transfer from treating electrode to substrate and low energy pulses for grinding during deposition. Low as-deposited surface roughness was succeeded by properly selecting parameters of the pulses in a group and pauses between them. Experimental results revealed that the proposed method is useful in forming one–two layers of deposition.

Alexander V. Ribalko; Orhan Sahin; Kemal Korkmaz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of Modified Chaplygin Gas and Tachyonic Field  

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

Samarpita Bhattacharya; Ujjal Debnath

2010-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Modifying molecule-surface scattering by ultrashort laser pulses  

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In recent years it has become possible to align molecules in free space using ultrashort laser pulses. Here we explore two schemes for controlling molecule-surface scattering processes and which are based on laser-induced molecular alignment. In the first scheme, a single ultrashort nonresonant laser pulse is applied to a molecular beam hitting the surface. This pulse modifies the angular distribution of the incident molecules and causes the scattered molecules to rotate with a preferred sense of rotation (clockwise or counterclockwise). In the second scheme, two properly delayed laser pulses are applied to a molecular beam composed of two chemically close molecular species (isotopes, or nuclear-spin isomers). As the result of the double-pulse excitation, these species are selectively scattered to different angles after the collision with the surface. These effects may provide new means for the analysis and separation of molecular mixtures.

Khodorkovsky, Yuri; Averbukh, Ilya Sh. [Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel); Manson, J. R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cracking of Composite Modified Alloy 825 Primary Air Port Tubes  

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Twenty primary air ports fabricated from modified Alloy 825-based composite tubes underwent a metallurgical examination to document the mode and extent of cracking on the external fireside surface of a kraft recovery boiler. Collectively, the crack features found are most consistent with thermal fatigue, but corrosion fatigue cannot be ruled out. Regardless of the true cracking mechanism, temperature cycling is implicated as a critical factor for crack propagation. on the basis of the relative crack lengths observed, membrane welds and tube weld repairs, and their adjacent heat-affected zones, appear to be more susceptible to cracking than the cladding itself. This work suggests that mills should avoid boiler operating conditions that promote large temperature fluctuations, which can cause Alloy 825-based composite tubes to crack.

Kish, Joseph R. [Paprican; Keiser, James R [ORNL; Singbeil, Douglas [Paprican; Willoughby, Adam W [ORNL; Longmire, Hu Foster [ORNL

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Observational Constraints of New Variable Modified Chaplygin Gas Model  

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Assuming the flat FRW universe in Einstein's gravity filled with New Variable Modified Chaplygin gas (NVMCG) dark energy and dark matter having negligible pressure. In this research work we analyze the viability on the basis of recent observation. Hubble parameter $H$ is expressed in terms of the observable parameters $H_0$, $\\Omega_m^0$ and the model parameters $A_0$, $B_0$, $C_0$, $m$, $n$, $\\alpha$ and the red shift parameter $z$. Here we find a best fitted parameter range of $A_0$, $B_0$ keeping $0\\leq \\alpha \\leq 1$ and using Stern data set (12 points) by minimizing the $\\chi^2$ test at 66%, 90% and 99% confidence levels. Next we do the joint analysis with BAO and CMB observations. Again evaluating the distance modulus $\\mu(z)$ vs redshift ($z$) curve obtained in the model NVMCG with dark matter with the best fitted value of the parameters and comparing with that derived from the union2 compilation data.

Jhumpa Bhadra; Ujjal Debnath

2012-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Low Energy Crumb Rubber Modified Bituminous Mixes  

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Abstract Rising energy costs and increased awareness of emission problems in the production of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) have brought attention to the potential benefits of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) in India. Warm-mix asphalt is the generic term for a variety of technologies that allow the producers of hot-mix asphalt pavement material to lower the temperatures at which the material is mixed and placed on the road. Crumb Rubber Modified Bitumen (CRMB) is a popular binder in India. CRMB is composed of bitumen binder and tyre rubber. Tyre rubber, at various percentages, is added to the binder, addition of tyre rubber into binder results in a new product, which requires higher mixing temperatures compared to the conventional one, as well as increased mixing time, so as to get the uniformity of the product. A laboratory study was conducted at CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to investigate, how a commercially available chemical additive can be used to bring down the mixing and compaction temperature of CRMB mix as compared to the hot mix CRMB. Four different temperature ranges were considered in this study viz 1000C to 1050C, 1100C to 1150C, 1200C to 1250C and 1300C to 1350C to determine the various performance characteristics. The CRMB bituminous mix was prepared in these four temperature ranges and various mix tests were carried out to indicate to how the lower production and compaction temperatures affect the properties and performance characteristics of the mixes. After the laboratory evaluation it was found that CRMB Warm mix can be successfully produced at temperature as low as 110 °C and can be compacted at 80- 900C as compared to CRMB hot mix (155 °C). Full scale performance study indicate that process is highly energy efficient and environment friendly, warm mixes performed equivalent to “Hot Bituminous Mixes” and indicated encouraging results. After laboratory evaluation, a test track was successfully laid using low energy Crumb Rubber Modified Bitumen.

Ambika Behl; Gajendra Kumar; Girish Sharma

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retention of neptunium in uranyl alteration phases formed during spent fuel corrosion  

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Uranyl oxide hydrate phases are known to form during contact of oxide spent nuclear fuel with water under oxidizing conditions; however, less is known about the fate of fission and neutron capture products during this alteration. We describe, the first time, evidence that neptunium can become incorporated into the uranyl secondary phase, dehydrated schoepite (UO{sub 3}{lg_bullet}0.8H{sub 2}O). Based on the long-term durability of natural schoepite, the retention of neptunium in this alteration phase may be significant during spent fuel corrosion in an unsaturated geologic repository.

Buck, E.C.; Finch, R.J.; Finn, P.A.; Bates, J.K.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid-state NMR examination of alteration layers on nuclear waste glasses  

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Abstract Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful tool for probing the role and significance of alteration layers in determining the kinetics for the corrosion of nuclear waste glass. NMR methods are used to probe the chemical structure of the alteration layers to elucidate information about their chemical complexity, leading to increased insight into the mechanism of altered layer formation. Two glass compositions were examined in this study: a glass preliminarily designed for nuclear waste immobilization (called AFCI) and a simplified version of this AFCI glass (which we call SA1R). Powdered glasses with controlled and known particle sizes were corroded in ASTM type I water at 90 °C for periods of one and five months with a glass surface-area to solution-volume ratio of 100,000 m? 1. 1H–29Si cross-polarization Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CP-CPMG) magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR, 1H–27Al CP-MAS NMR, 1H–11B CP-MAS NMR, and 1H–23Na CP-MAS NMR experiments provided isolated structural information about the alteration layers, which differ in structure from that of the pristine glass. Both glasses studied here develop alteration layers composed primarily of [IV]Si species. Aluminum is also retained in the alteration layers, perhaps facilitated by the observed increase in coordination from [IV]Al to [VI]Al, which correlates with a loss of charge balancing cations. The mechanism of increasing coordination appears to occur through an unstable [V]Al intermediate. 1H–11B CP-MAS NMR observations indicated a retention of boron in the hydrated glass layers, which has not been characterized by previous work. For the AFCI glass, secondary phase formation begins during the corrosion times considered here, and these new phases are detected within the alteration layers. We identify new phases (termed as precursor phases) as crystalline sodium metasilicates. An important finding is that simple glass compositions, while providing general trends about the formation of alteration layers, do not account for all of the various reaction products that occur in the corrosion of more complex nuclear waste glass compositions.

Kelly A. Murphy; Nancy M. Washton; Joseph V. Ryan; Carlo G. Pantano; Karl T. Mueller

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2005 DOE Hydrogen Program Review PresentationCOST AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS FOR A PEM FUEL CELL TURBOCOMPRESSOR  

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The objectives of the program during the past year was to complete Technical Objectives 2 and 3 and initiate Technical Objective 4 are described. To assist the Department of Energy in the development of a low cost, reliable and high performance air compressor/expander. Technical Objective 1: Perform a turbocompressor systems PEM fuel cell trade study to determine the enhanced turbocompressor approach. Technical Objective 2: Using the results from technical objective 1, an enhanced turbocompressor will be fabricated. The design may be modified to match the flow requirements of a selected fuel cell system developer. Technical Objective 3: Design a cost and performance enhanced compact motor and motor controller. Technical Objective 4: Turbocompressor/motor controller development.

Mark K. Gee

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters root exudation Sample Search Results  

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Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 4 Cesium Desorption from Illite as Affected by Exudates from Summary: . Plant root and microbial exudates may enhance Cs...

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ENHANCED PRACTICAL PHOTOSYNTHETIC CO2 MITIGATION  

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This report documents significant achievements in the Enhanced Practical Photosynthetic CO{sub 2} Mitigation project during the period from 10/2/2001 through 10/01/2002. This report marks the end of year 2 of a three-year project as well as the milestone date for completion of Phase I activities. This report includes our current status and defines the steps being taken to ensure that we meet the project goals by the end of year 3. As indicated in the list of accomplishments below our current efforts are focused on evaluating candidate organisms and growth surfaces, preparing to conduct long-term tests in the bench-scale bioreactor test systems, and scaling-up the test facilities from bench scale to pilot scale. Specific results and accomplishments for the third quarter of 2002 include: Organisms and Growth Surfaces: (1) Test results continue to indicate that thermophilic cyanobacteria have significant advantages as agents for practical photosynthetic CO{sub 2} mitigation before mesophilic forms. (2) Additional thermal features with developed cyanobacterial mats, which might be calcium resistant, were found in YNP. (3) Back to back tests show that there is no detectable difference in the growth of isolate 1.2 s.c. (2) in standard and Ca-modified BG-11 medium. The doubling time for both cases was about 12 hours. (4) The cultivation of cyanobacteria in Ca-BG medium should proceed in the pH range between 7 and 7.4, but this suggestion requires additional experiments. (5) Cyanobacteria can be grown in media where sodium is present at trace levels. (6) Ca{sup 2+} enriched medium can be used as a sink for CO{sub 2} under alkaline conditions. (7) Cyanobacteria are able to generate cones of filaments on travertine surfaces. [Travertine is a mixture of CaCO{sub 3} and CaSO{sub 4}]. We hypothesize that SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} stimulates the generation of such cones, because they are not almost generated on CaCO3 surface. On the other hand, we know that plant gas contains elevated concentrations of SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}. We may speculate that the introduction of 11.2 isolate in CRF might significantly increase the productivity of such facility. It is possible that a higher colonization potential for the screens may allow a higher surface productivity than some of the other isolates. (8) The colonization of Omnisil surface is an auto-inducible and time-requiring process. (9) Omnisil coupons should be treated under pH control, preferably using KOH. Bioreactor support systems and test facilities: (1) The pilot-scale bioreactor construction and debugging is continuing on schedule. Tests of the ''natural'' lighting system have shown acceptable levels of illumination for the bioreactor screens using only collected sunlight. (2) Flow control inserts have been designed for the CRF-2 screens, which require header pipes for flow distribution and control. A staggered drilled-hole design and a thick shim design have both shown acceptable performance results (little to no clogging, uniform flow, ability to load algae on to the screen). They will both be tested in the CRF-2 to see which performs the best over long durations, and the best performing design will be used for the pilot scale bioreactor screens.

Dr. Gregory Kremer; Dr. David J. Bayless; Dr. Morgan Vis; Dr. Michael Prudich; Dr. Keith Cooksey; Dr. Jeff Muhs

2002-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Completely Enhanced Cell Phone Keypad  

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The enhanced frequency based keypad is designed to speed up the typing process. This paper will show that the proposed layout will increase the typing speed and be flexible for thumb. Traditional cell phone keypad is not a scientific keypad from the frequency point of view. Approaches have been explored to speed up the typing process. We found that no manufacturer has considered the frequency of the alphabet. The current architecture does not provide flexibility although the users are accustomed to the currently available multi-tapping keypad. Since the currently available keypad layouts are not best suited for users, this paper will suggest a keypad for cell phone and other cellular device based on the frequency of the alphabet in English language and also with the view of structure of human finger movements to provide a flexible and fast cell phone keypad. It also takes into consideration the key jamming problem that was available in typewriter. At first we identified those keys of cell phone, which are eas...

Sharmeen, Rezwana; Ahmad, Shabbir; Kamruzzaman, S M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Model for Fast Ignition  

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Laser Fusion is a prime candidate for alternate energy production, capable of serving a major portion of the nationâ??s energy needs, once fusion fuel can be readily ignited. Fast Ignition may well speed achievement of this goal, by reducing net demands on laser pulse energy and timing precision. However, Fast Ignition has presented a major challenge to modeling. This project has enhanced the computer code ePLAS for the simulation of the many specialized phenomena, which arise with Fast Ignition. The improved code has helped researchers to understand better the consequences of laser absorption, energy transport, and laser target hydrodynamics. ePLAS uses efficient implicit methods to acquire solutions for the electromagnetic fields that govern the accelerations of electrons and ions in targets. In many cases, the code implements fluid modeling for these components. These combined features, â??implicitness and fluid modeling,â? can greatly facilitate calculations, permitting the rapid scoping and evaluation of experiments. ePLAS can be used on PCs, Macs and Linux machines, providing researchers and students with rapid results. This project has improved the treatment of electromagnetics, hydrodynamics, and atomic physics in the code. It has simplified output graphics, and provided new input that avoids the need for source code access by users. The improved code can now aid university, business and national laboratory users in pursuit of an early path to success with Fast Ignition.

Dr. Rodney J. Mason

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery  

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- 1 - Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery January 8, 2014 Los Alamos simulation to optimize carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and enhance oil recovery (CO2-EOR) based on known production. Due to carbon capture and storage technology advances, prolonged high oil prices

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PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS ON A PULSED DETONATION ROCKET  

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PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS ON A PULSED DETONATION ROCKET The members of the Committee approve #12;To Grandma and Grandpa #12;PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS ON A PULSED DETONATION ROCKET by JASON MATTHEW DETONATION ROCKET Publication No. Jason Matthew Meyers, M.S. The University of Texas at Arlington, 2002

Texas at Arlington, University of

479

Design Approaches in Technology-Enhanced Learning  

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Design Approaches in Technology-Enhanced Learning Yishay Mor* and Niall Winters Institute of Education, University of London, UK Design is critical to the successful development of any interactive learning environment (ILE). Moreover, in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) the design process requires

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Original article Mannitol enhances intracellular calcium diffusion  

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concentration-dependent increase in the amount of calcium absor- bed in 1 h from 8 cm long ileal loops prepared-enhanced movement of calcium out of the loop cannot have utilized the paracellular pathway, inasmuch as the luminalOriginal article Mannitol enhances intracellular calcium diffusion in the rat ileum ­ a hypothesis

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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April 30, 2009 ENHANCING PEER REVIEW  

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April 30, 2009 ENHANCING PEER REVIEW: Overview of Implementation for Reviewers Background Goals of Peer Review Enhancements Recognize changing nature of research; identify and encourage new and early Peer Review Web site At the Review Meeting Preliminary impact/priority scores will help determine

Bandettini, Peter A.

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Enhanced Enterprise Zones (Missouri) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Enhanced Enterprise Zones (Missouri) Enhanced Enterprise Zones (Missouri) Enhanced Enterprise Zones (Missouri) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Missouri Program Type Enterprise Zone Corporate Tax Incentive Provider Missouri Department of Economic Development Enhanced Enterprise Zones aim at attracting new businesses or promoting an expansion of existing business in Missouri Enhanced Enterprise Zone. Tax credits will be an amount authorized by DED, based on the state economic benefit, supported by the number of new jobs, wages and new capital investment that the project will create. To qualify, individual business eligibility will be determined by the zone, based on creation of

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The Colorado River and its tributaries have undergone drastic alterations from their nat  

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The Colorado River and its tributaries have undergone drastic alterations from their nat ural basin (Figure), the Colorado River has been changed from its natural state perhaps as much as any river laden with silt and chemical pollutants. The Gila River of Arizona, one of the Colorado's largest

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Expression of Ethanol-Induced Behavioral Sensitization Is Associated with Alteration of Chromatin Remodeling in  

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Expression of Ethanol-Induced Behavioral Sensitization Is Associated with Alteration of Chromatin), Amiens, France Abstract Background: Ethanol-induced behavioral sensitization (EIBS) is proposed to play in the development and the persistence of ethanol-related behaviors, we explored the involvement of epigenetic

Boyer, Edmond

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Fumarolic Activity, Acid-Sulfate Alteration and High-Sulfidation Epithermal Precious Metal  

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described in this thesis involved sampling and chemical analyses of the gases and their condensates (the and rock samples taken from the alteration center. Condensed fumarolic gases (pH ~ -0.5) released from condensed ~ 250 m beneath the floor of the pre-1817 crater at Kawah Ijen volcano. In the area near

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April 16, 2010 Caffeine and Stress Alter Salivary -Amylase Activity in Young Men  

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of Information Sciences and Technology Pennsylvania State University Key words: salivary alpha-amylase, caffeineApril 16, 2010 Caffeine and Stress Alter Salivary -Amylase Activity in Young Men *Laura Cousino -amylase assays were conducted by Salimetrics, LLC, State College, PA, where DAG is founder and president

Ritter, Frank

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Action Alters Object Identification: Wielding a Gun Increases The Bias to See Guns  

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Action Alters Object Identification: Wielding a Gun Increases The Bias to See Guns Jessica K. Witt influence an observer's ability to detect and categorize objects as guns. In light of recent work in action to the perceiver. In five experiments, participants determined whether another person was holding a gun

Stephens, Graeme L.

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Consumption of Lysozyme-Rich Milk Can Alter Microbial Fecal Populations  

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...research-article Microbial Ecology Consumption of Lysozyme-Rich Milk Can Alter Microbial...diversity was changed significantly upon consumption of lysozyme milk. Levels of Firmicutes...increased over time in response to the consumption of lysozyme-rich milk. The proportions...

Elizabeth A. Maga; Prerak T. Desai; Bart C. Weimer; Nguyet Dao; Dietmar Kültz; James D. Murray

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Short Communication Artificial light at night alters delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction in  

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in the forest (Kempe- naers et al., 2010). Street lights disturb the commuting patterns of bats and they showShort Communication Artificial light at night alters delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction in revised form 20 May 2013 Accepted 26 May 2013 Available online 4 June 2013 Keywords: Light pollution

Nelson, Randy J.

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Altering Anode Thickness To Improve Power Production in Microbial Fuel Cells with Different Electrode Distances  

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Altering Anode Thickness To Improve Power Production in Microbial Fuel Cells with Different ABSTRACT: A better understanding of how anode and separator physical properties affect power production the cathode can limit power production by bacteria on the anode when using closely spaced electrodes

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Climate change impacts in multispecies systems: drought alters food web size structure in a field experiment  

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...multispecies systems: drought alters food web size structure in a field experiment Guy...intergenerational field manipulations of entire food webs are scarce, yet such approaches are essential...replicated field trial, to measure food web responses to simulated climate change...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chronic Ethanol Consumption Profoundly Alters Regional Brain Ceramide and Sphingomyelin Content in Rodents  

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Chronic Ethanol Consumption Profoundly Alters Regional Brain Ceramide and Sphingomyelin Content in Rodents ... In a mouse model of chronic alcohol exposure, 16 CER and 18 sphingomyelin (SM) concentrations from whole brain lipid extracts were measured using electrospray mass spectrometry. ... Most of the CER and SM quantified in whole brain extracts were detected in MILDI images. ...

Aurelie Roux; Ludovic Muller; Shelley N. Jackson; Katherine Baldwin; Virginia Womack; John G. Pagiazitis; Joseph R. O’Rourke; Panayotis K. Thanos; Carey Balaban; J. Albert Schultz; Nora D. Volkow; Amina S. Woods

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Delayed upwelling alters nearshore coastal ocean ecosystems in the northern California current  

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in the timing and strength of upwelling may alter basic nutrient and carbon fluxes through marine food webs. We ecology Equatorward winds along the eastern boundaries of the world's oceans drive offshore surface Ekman is less pronounced. The extent to which the timing of the spring transition and the intensity of upwelling-favorable

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Do dams and levees impact nitrogen cycling? Simulating the effects of flood alterations on floodplain  

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Do dams and levees impact nitrogen cycling? Simulating the effects of flood alterations topography with a model of hydrology and nitrogen biogeochemistry to simulate floods of different magnitude a generalized floodplain biogeochemical model to determine whether dams and flood-control levees affect

Turner, Monica G.

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Elevated CO2 and O3 Alter Soil Nitrogen Transformations beneath  

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Elevated CO2 and O3 Alter Soil Nitrogen Transformations beneath Trembling Aspen, Paper Birch, North Carolina 27695, USA ABSTRACT Nitrogen cycling in northern temperate forest ecosystems could change to a negative feed- back on N availability. Key words: Acer saccharum; Betula papyrifera; Carbon dioxide; FACE

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Climate engineering: exploring nuances and consequences of deliberately altering the Earth's energy budget  

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...Center for Atmospheric Research, , PO Box 3000, Boulder...altering the Earth's energy budget . climate engineering...globally distributed clean energy and even be continued...seeks to draw together research relevant to these disparate...are to be found in the abstracts that preface each of...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parasites alter host phenotype and may create a new ecological niche for snail hosts  

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...Thomas et al. 1998, 1999; Mouritsen Poulin 2005). Parasites can also alter host...throughout the world (Pechenik et al. 2001; Poulin Mouritsen 2003; Huspeni et al. 2005...Ecol. Prog. Ser. 299, 205-215. Poulin, R , and K.N Mouritsen2003Large-scale...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seaoor hydrothermal alteration at an Archaean mid-ocean ridge K. KITAJIMA,1  

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-to-boiling point curve for a ¯uid. The carbonation due to high-XCO2 hydrothermal ¯uids occurred near the ridgeSea¯oor hydrothermal alteration at an Archaean mid-ocean ridge K. KITAJIMA,1 S. MARUYAMA,1 S Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA ABSTRACT A hydrothermally metamorphosed

Utsunomiya, Satoshi

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Environmental Alteration Analysis of a Large System of Reservoirs: Application to the Connecticut River Watershed  

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i Environmental Alteration Analysis of a Large System of Reservoirs: Application to the Connecticut bring me on to the Connecticut River project and guided me through all the many aspects of the work that went into both the Connecticut Project and this thesis. I would also like to thank employees at New

Pasternack, Gregory B.

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microbial community. Coevolution altered eco-logical population dynamics and resulted in  

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microbial community. Coevolution altered eco- logical population dynamics and resulted in bacteria-nutrient broth, coevolutionary dynam- ics in soil appear to be driven by fluctuating selection--a form (2007). 6. S. Gandon, A. Buckling, E. Decaestecker, T. Day, J. Evol. Biol. 21, 1861 (2008). 7. C. M

Farrell, Anthony P.