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  1. Physical Morphology of Galaxies using Asymmetry

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    Christopher J. Conselice

    1999-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate in this paper the use of asymmetry in conjunction with the integrated (B-V) color of galaxies for physical morphological purposes. We show how color-asymmetry diagrams can be used to distinguish between various types of galaxies, including ellipticals, late and early type disks, irregulars and interacting/merging galaxies. We also show how asymmetry can be used to help decipher the morphology of nearby starbursts, and galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field.

  2. Morphology of Gas Release in Physical Simulants

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    Daniel, Richard C.; Burns, Carolyn A.; Crawford, Amanda D.; Hylden, Laura R.; Bryan, Samuel A.; MacFarlan, Paul J.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.

    2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents testing activities conducted as part of the Deep Sludge Gas Release Event Project (DSGREP). The testing described in this report focused on evaluating the potential retention and release mechanisms of hydrogen bubbles in underground radioactive waste storage tanks at Hanford. The goal of the testing was to evaluate the rate, extent, and morphology of gas release events in simulant materials. Previous, undocumented scoping tests have evidenced dramatically different gas release behavior from simulants with similar physical properties. Specifically, previous gas release tests have evaluated the extent of release of 30 Pa kaolin and 30 Pa bentonite clay slurries. While both materials are clays and both have equivalent material shear strength using a shear vane, it was found that upon stirring, gas was released immediately and completely from bentonite clay slurry while little if any gas was released from the kaolin slurry. The motivation for the current work is to replicate these tests in a controlled quality test environment and to evaluate the release behavior for another simulant used in DSGREP testing. Three simulant materials were evaluated: 1) a 30 Pa kaolin clay slurry, 2) a 30 Pa bentonite clay slurry, and 3) Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) Simulant (a simulant designed to support DSGREP RT instability testing. Entrained gas was generated in these simulant materials using two methods: 1) application of vacuum over about a 1-minute period to nucleate dissolved gas within the simulant and 2) addition of hydrogen peroxide to generate gas by peroxide decomposition in the simulants over about a 16-hour period. Bubble release was effected by vibrating the test material using an external vibrating table. When testing with hydrogen peroxide, gas release was also accomplished by stirring of the simulant.

  3. Multigraft Copolymer Superelastomers: Synthesis Morphology, and Properties

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    Uhrig, David [ORNL; Schlegel, Ralf [Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg, German; Weidisch, Roland [Polymer Research Institute, Dresden Germany; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The synthesis of well-defined multigraft copolymers having a polydiene backbone with polystyrene side chains is briefly reviewed, with particular focus on controlling branch point spacing and branch point functionality. Use of living anionic polymerization and chlorosilane linking chemistry has led to the synthesis of series of materials having regularly spaced trifunctional (comb), tetrafunctional (centipede), and hexafunctional (barbwire) branch points. The morphologies of these materials were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering, and it was found that the morphologies were controlled by the local architectural asymmetry associated with each branch point. Mechanical properties studies revealed that such multigraft copolymers represent a new class of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with superior elongation at break and low residual strains as compared to conventional TPEs.

  4. Physical Properties of Gas Hydrates: A Review

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    Gabitto, Jorge [Prairie View A& M University; Tsouris, Costas [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methane gas hydrates in sediments have been studied by several investigators as a possible future energy resource. Recent hydrate reserves have been estimated at approximately 1016?m3 of methane gas worldwide at standard temperature and pressure conditions. In situ dissociation of natural gas hydrate is necessary in order to commercially exploit the resource from the natural-gas-hydrate-bearing sediment. The presence of gas hydrates in sediments dramatically alters some of the normal physical properties of the sediment. These changes can be detected by field measurements and by down-hole logs. An understanding of the physical properties of hydrate-bearing sediments is necessary for interpretation of geophysical data collected in field settings, borehole, and slope stability analyses; reservoir simulation; and production models. This work reviews information available in literature related to the physical properties of sediments containing gas hydrates. A brief review of the physical properties of bulk gas hydrates is included. Detection methods, morphology, and relevant physical properties of gas-hydrate-bearing sediments are also discussed.

  5. Correlations Between Optical, Chemical and Physical Properties...

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    Correlations Between Optical, Chemical and Physical Properties of Biomass Burn Aerosols. Correlations Between Optical, Chemical and Physical Properties of Biomass Burn Aerosols....

  6. CELLULOSE ESTER / POLYOLEFIN BINARY BLENDS : RHEOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY AND IMPACT PROPERTIES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    by a chemical modification to bring new properties is one of the paths to produce a bioplastic. Progressively

  7. Physical Properties of Hanford Transuranic Waste

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    Berg, John C.

    2010-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The research described herein was undertaken to provide needed physical property descriptions of the Hanford transuranic tank sludges under conditions that might exist during retrieval, treatment, packaging and transportation for disposal. The work addressed the development of a fundamental understanding of the types of systems represented by these sludge suspensions through correlation of the macroscopic rheological properties with particle interactions occurring at the colloidal scale in the various liquid media. The results of the work have advanced existing understanding of the sedimentation and aggregation properties of complex colloidal suspensions. Bench scale models were investigated with respect to their structural, colloidal and rheological properties that should be useful for the development and optimization of techniques to process the wastes at various DOE sites.

  8. A compact physical model for morphology induced intrinsic degradation of organic bulk heterojunction solar cell

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    Alam, Muhammad A.

    for an intrinsic degradation concern for bulk heterojunction type organic photovoltaic (BH-OPV) cells that involveA compact physical model for morphology induced intrinsic degradation of organic bulk-induced degradation in Si-based cell (Staebler-Wronski effect), Cu diffusion in thin film (copper indium gallium

  9. Hanford Waste Physical and Rheological Properties: Data and Gaps

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    Kurath, Dean E.; Wells, Beric E.; Huckaby, James L.; Mahoney, Lenna A.; Daniel, Richard C.; Burns, Carolyn A.; Tingey, Joel M.; Cooley, Scott K.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The retrieval, transport, treatment and disposal operations associated with Hanford Tank Wastes involve the handling of a wide range of slurries. Knowledge of the physical and rheological properties of the waste is a key component to the success of the design and implementation of the waste processing facilities. Previous efforts to compile and analyze the physical and rheological properties were updated with new results including information on solids composition and density, particle size distributions, slurry rheology, and particle settling behavior. The primary source of additional data is from a recent series of tests sponsored by the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. These tests involved an extensive suite of characterization and bench-scale process testing of 8 waste groups representing approximately 75% of the high-level waste mass expected to be processed through the WTP. Additional information on the morphology of the waste solids was also included. Based on the updated results, a gap analysis to identify gaps in characterization data, analytical methods and data interpretation was completed.

  10. Hanford Waste Physical and Rheological Properties: Data and Gaps - 12078

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    Kurath, D.E.; Wells, B.E.; Huckaby, J.L.; Mahoney, L.A.; Daniel, R.C.; Burns, C.A.; Tingey, J.M.; Cooley, S.K. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PO Box 999, Richland WA 99352 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The retrieval, transport, treatment and disposal operations associated with Hanford Tank Wastes involve the handling of a wide range of slurries. Knowledge of the physical and rheological properties of the waste is a key component to the success of the design and implementation of the waste processing facilities. Previous efforts to compile and analyze the physical and rheological properties were updated with new results including information on solids composition and density, particle size distributions, slurry rheology, and particle settling behavior. The primary source of additional data is from a recent series of tests sponsored by the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). These tests involved an extensive suite of characterization and bench-scale process testing of 8 waste groups representing approximately 75% of the high-level waste mass expected to be processed through the WTP. Additional information on the morphology of the waste solids was also included. Based on the updated results, a gap analysis to identify gaps in characterization data, analytical methods and data interpretation was completed. (authors)

  11. The physical properties of microcellular composite foams

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    Nyitray, A.M.; Williams, J.M.; Onn, D.; Witek, A. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA); Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (USA). Applied Thermal Physics Lab.)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently we reported on a method of preparing microcellular composite foams. In this procedure an open-celled polystyrene foam is prepared by the polymerization of a high-internal-phase water-in-oil emulsion containing styrene, divinylbenzene, surfactant, free-radial initiator and water. After drying, the cells of the polystyrene foam are then filled with other materials such as aerogel or resoles. The physical properties of these materials, e.g., surface area, density, thermal conductivity, and compressive strength will be presented. 10 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  12. HYDRAULIC AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MCU SALTSTONE

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    Dixon, K; Mark Phifer, M

    2008-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Saltstone Disposal Facility (SDF), located in the Z-Area of the Savannah River Site (SRS), is used for the disposal of low-level radioactive salt solution. The SDF currently contains two vaults: Vault 1 (6 cells) and Vault 4 (12 cells). Additional disposal cells are currently in the design phase. The individual cells of the saltstone facility are filled with saltstone., Saltstone is produced by mixing the low-level radioactive salt solution, with blast furnace slag, fly ash, and cement or lime to form a dense, micro-porous, monolithic, low-level radioactive waste form. The saltstone is pumped into the disposal cells where it subsequently solidifies. Significant effort has been undertaken to accurately model the movement of water and contaminants through the facility. Key to this effort is an accurate understanding of the hydraulic and physical properties of the solidified saltstone. To date, limited testing has been conducted to characterize the saltstone. The primary focus of this task was to estimate the hydraulic and physical properties of MCU (Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit) saltstone relative to two permeating fluids. These fluids included simulated groundwater equilibrated with vault concrete and simulated saltstone pore fluid. Samples of the MCU saltstone were prepared by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and allowed to cure for twenty eight days prior to testing. These samples included two three-inch diameter by six inch long mold samples and three one-inch diameter by twelve inch long mold samples.

  13. Determining physical properties of the cell cortex

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    A. Saha; M. Nishikawa; M. Behrndt; C. -P. Heisenberg; F. Jülicher; S. W. Grill

    2015-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Actin and myosin assemble into a thin layer of a highly dynamic network underneath the membrane of eukaryotic cells. This network generates the forces that drive cell and tissue-scale morphogenetic processes. The effective material properties of this active network determine large-scale deformations and other morphogenetic events. For example,the characteristic time of stress relaxation (the Maxwell time)in the actomyosin sets the time scale of large-scale deformation of the cortex. Similarly, the characteristic length of stress propagation (the hydrodynamic length) sets the length scale of slow deformations, and a large hydrodynamic length is a prerequisite for long-ranged cortical flows. Here we introduce a method to determine physical parameters of the actomyosin cortical layer (in vivo). For this we investigate the relaxation dynamics of the cortex in response to laser ablation in the one-cell-stage {\\it C. elegans} embryo and in the gastrulating zebrafish embryo. These responses can be interpreted using a coarse grained physical description of the cortex in terms of a two dimensional thin film of an active viscoelastic gel. To determine the Maxwell time, the hydrodynamic length and the ratio of active stress and per-area friction, we evaluated the response to laser ablation in two different ways: by quantifying flow and density fields as a function of space and time, and by determining the time evolution of the shape of the ablated region. Importantly, both methods provide best fit physical parameters that are in close agreement with each other and that are similar to previous estimates in the two systems. We provide an accurate and robust means for measuring physical parameters of the actomyosin cortical layer.It can be useful for investigations of actomyosin mechanics at the cellular-scale, but also for providing insights in the active mechanics processes that govern tissue-scale morphogenesis.

  14. Electronic properties and morphology of Cu-phthalocyanine—C{sub 60} composite mixtures

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    Roth, Friedrich [Center for Free-Electron Laser Science/DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Lupulescu, Cosmin [Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics, TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Berlin (Germany); Arion, Tiberiu [Center for Free-Electron Laser Science/DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761 Hamburg (Germany); Darlatt, Erik; Gottwald, Alexander [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Abbestraße 2-12, D-10587 Berlin (Germany); Eberhardt, Wolfgang [Center for Free-Electron Laser Science/DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics, TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Berlin (Germany)

    2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Phthalocyanines in combination with C{sub 60} are benchmark materials for organic solar cells. Here, we have studied the morphology and electronic properties of co-deposited mixtures (blends) of these materials forming a bulk heterojunction as a function of the concentration of the two constituents. For a concentration of 1:1 of Cu-Phthalocyanine (CuPc):C{sub 60}, a phase separation into about 100?nm size domains is observed, which results in electronic properties similar to layered systems. For low C{sub 60} concentrations (10:1 CuPc:C{sub 60}), the morphology, as indicated by Low-Energy Electron Microscopy images, suggests a growth mode characterized by (amorphous) domains of CuPC, whereby the domain boundaries are decorated with C{sub 60}. Despite of these markedly different growth modes, the electronic properties of the heterojunction films are essentially unchanged.

  15. Influence of substrate miscut angle on surface morphology and luminescence properties of AlGaN

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    Kusch, Gunnar, E-mail: gunnar.kusch@strath.ac.uk; Edwards, Paul R.; Bruckbauer, Jochen; Martin, Robert W. [Department of Physics, SUPA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom); Li, Haoning; Parbrook, Peter J. [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork (Ireland); School of Engineering, University College Cork, College Road, Cork (Ireland); Sadler, Thomas C. [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork (Ireland)

    2014-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of substrate miscut on Al{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5}?N layers was investigated using cathodoluminescence (CL) hyperspectral imaging and secondary electron imaging in an environmental scanning electron microscope. The samples were also characterized using atomic force microscopy and high resolution X-ray diffraction. It was found that small changes in substrate miscut have a strong influence on the morphology and luminescence properties of the AlGaN layers. Two different types are resolved. For low miscut angle, a crack-free morphology consisting of randomly sized domains is observed, between which there are notable shifts in the AlGaN near band edge emission energy. For high miscut angle, a morphology with step bunches and compositional inhomogeneities along the step bunches, evidenced by an additional CL peak along the step bunches, are observed.

  16. Physical properties and surface/interface analysis of nanocrystalline...

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    and surfaceinterface analysis of nanocrystalline WO3 films grown under variable oxygen gas flow rates. Physical properties and surfaceinterface analysis of nanocrystalline...

  17. InGaN: Direct correlation of nanoscopic morphology features with optical and structural properties

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    Koch, Holger, E-mail: holger.koch@osram-os.com [OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Leibnizstr. 4, 93055 Regensburg (Germany); GaN Device Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Sommerfeldstraße 24, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Bertram, Frank; August, Olga; Christen, Jürgen [Institute of Experimental Physics, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39106 Magdeburg (Germany); Pietzonka, Ines; Ahl, Jan-Philipp; Strassburg, Martin; Lugauer, Hans-Jürgen [OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Leibnizstr. 4, 93055 Regensburg (Germany); Kalisch, Holger; Vescan, Andrei [GaN Device Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Sommerfeldstraße 24, 52074 Aachen (Germany)

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive study on the impact of growth modes on the structural and optical properties of thick InGaN layers suitable for photovoltaic application is presented. Samples grown by metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy with different growth rates and thicknesses have been analyzed. The application of slow growth rates result in smooth layers while higher growth rates induce a meandering surface morphology. Using low-temperature cathodoluminescence, a direct correlation of the morphology to local luminescent properties is obtained: the top of meandering structures reveals a spectrally red-shifted emission compared to the emission wavelength expected from the average indium content determined by X-ray diffraction. The origin of this shift is identified and explained by increased indium incorporation on top of the meander due to a spatially localized compositional pulling effect.

  18. Environment of deposition of the Yowlumne sandstone: internal morphology and rock properties, Kern County, California 

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    Royo, Gilberto Rafael

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pherson, 1978; Berg, 1986) (Figure 1). In the southern and western parts of the basin the sandstone is replaced by cherty shales in which isolated sandstone bodies form excellent reservoirs. Table 1. Stratigraphic section in the Yowlumne area, Kern County...ENVIRONMENT OF DEPOSITION OF THE YOWLUMNE SANDSTONE: INTERNAL MORPHOLOGY AND ROCK PROPERTIES, KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA A Thesis by GILBERTO RAFAEL ROYO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment...

  19. Physical Vacuum Properties and Internal Space Dimension

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    M. V. Gorbatenko; A. V. Pushkin

    2004-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper addresses matrix spaces, whose properties and dynamics are determined by Dirac matrices in Riemannian spaces of different dimension and signature. Among all Dirac matrix systems there are such ones, which nontrivial scalar, vector or other tensors cannot be made up from. These Dirac matrix systems are associated with the vacuum state of the matrix space. The simplest vacuum system realization can be ensured using the orthonormal basis in the internal matrix space. This vacuum system realization is not however unique. The case of 7-dimensional Riemannian space of signature 7(-) is considered in detail. In this case two basically different vacuum system realizations are possible: (1) with using the orthonormal basis; (2) with using the oblique-angled basis, whose base vectors coincide with the simple roots of algebra E_{8}. Considerations are presented, from which it follows that the least-dimension space bearing on physics is the Riemannian 11-dimensional space of signature 1(-)& 10(+). The considerations consist in the condition of maximum vacuum energy density and vacuum fluctuation energy density.

  20. The effects of cerium doping on the size, morphology, and optical properties of ?-hematite nanoparticles for ultraviolet filtration

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    Cardillo, Dean [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, AIIM Facility, University of Wollongong Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500 (Australia); Konstantinov, Konstantin, E-mail: konstan@uow.edu.au [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, AIIM Facility, University of Wollongong Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500 (Australia); Devers, Thierry [Centre de Recherche sur la Matière Divisée, Institut de Physique, site de Chartres, Université d’Orléans (France)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • Possible application of cerium-doped ?-hematite as ultraviolet filter. • Nanoparticles obtained through co-precipitation technique using various cerium doping levels followed by annealing. • Comprehensive materials characterisation utilizing XRD, DSC/TGA, STEM, UV–vis spectroscopy. • Increasing cerium content reduces particle sizing and alters morphology. • Solubility of cerium in hematite seen between 5 and 10% doping, 10% cerium doping greatly enhances attenuation in ultraviolet region and increases optical bandgap. - Abstract: Metal oxide nanoparticles have potential use in energy storage, electrode materials, as catalysts and in the emerging field of nanomedicine. Being able to accurately tailor the desirable properties of these nanoceramic materials, such as particle size, morphology and optical bandgap (E{sub g}) is integral in the feasibility of their use. In this study we investigate the altering of both the structure and physical properties through the doping of hematite (?-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) nanocrystals with cerium at a range of concentrations, synthesised using a one-pot co-precipitation method. This extremely simple synthesis followed by thermal treatment results in stable Fe{sub 2?x}Ce{sub x}O{sub y} nanoceramics resulting from the burning of any unreacted precursors and transformation of goethite-cerium doped nanoparticle intermediate. The inclusion of Ce into the crystal lattice of these ?-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles causes a significantly large reduction in mean crystalline size and alteration in particle morphology with increasing cerium content. Finally we report an increase optical semiconductor bandgap, along with a substantial increase in the ultraviolet attenuation found for a 10% Ce-doping concentration which shows the potential application of cerium-doped hematite nanocrystals to be used as a pigmented ultraviolet filter for cosmetic products.

  1. Mechanical properties and morphology of crystalline polymers and their continuous fiber composites

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    Jang, B.; Liu, C.W.; Wang, C.Z.; Shih, W.K.

    1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neat-resin and continuous fiber-reinforced versions of the crystalline thermoplastic polypropylene (PP) and its rubber-toughened form are compared with respect to morphology, microstructure, and mechanical properties. The rubber phase's addition to the PP matrix resin results in a uniform dispersion of rubber particles whose sizes increase with increasing rubber weight fraction. The maximum load tolerated by the laminates prior to delamination appears to be controlled by the resin yield strength and the fiber-matrix interfacial adhesion. A much lower degree of stress whitening is noted in the reinforced rubber-modified PP than its unreinforced counterparts. 60 references.

  2. Synthesis, morphology and optical properties of LaFeO{sub 3} nanospheres

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    Kumar, R. Dhinesh [Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025 (India); Jayavel, R., E-mail: rjvel@annauniv.edu [Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025, India and Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    LaFeO{sub 3} nanospheres have been successively synthesized via hydrothermal method. Structural, morphological and optical properties of the prepared nanopowder were analyzed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and UV–Vis absorption spectroscopy. The UV–Vis shows strong absorption at 475 nm which has excellent visible light absorption ability. Band gap energy of the prepared nanosphere was found to be 2.60 eV. The results indicate that the LaFeO{sub 3} nanospheres prepared by this method could be a kind of photocatalytic material.

  3. The correlation of epitaxial graphene properties and morphology of SiC (0001)

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    Guo, Y.; Guo, L. W., E-mail: lwguo@iphy.ac.cn, E-mail: xlchen@iphy.ac.cn; Huang, J.; Jia, Y. P.; Lin, J. J.; Lu, W.; Li, Z. L. [Research and Development Center for Functional Crystals, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Yang, R. [Nanoscale Physics and Devices Laboratory, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Chen, X. L., E-mail: lwguo@iphy.ac.cn, E-mail: xlchen@iphy.ac.cn [Research and Development Center for Functional Crystals, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The electronic properties of epitaxial graphene (EG) on SiC (0001) depend sensitively on the surface morphology of SiC substrate. Here, 2–3 layers of graphene were grown on on-axis 6H-SiC with different step densities realized through controlling growth temperature and ambient pressure. We show that epitaxial graphene on SiC (0001) with low step density and straight step edge possesses fewer point defects laying mostly on step edges and higher carrier mobility. A relationship between step density and EG mobility is established. The linear scan of Raman spectra combined with the atomic force microscopy morphology images revealed that the Raman fingerprint peaks are nearly the same on terraces, but shift significantly while cross step edges, suggesting the graphene is not homogeneous in strain and carrier concentration over terraces and step edges of substrates. Thus, control morphology of epitaxial graphene on SiC (0001) is a simple and effective method to pursue optimal route for high quality graphene and will be helpful to prepare wafer sized graphene for device applications.

  4. Investigating physical properties of novel carbon-based materials

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    Demir, Nasser Soliman, 1982-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we present the results of studies of physical properties in three classes of novel carbon-based materials: carbon aerogels, single-walled carbon nanotubes, and high thermal conductivity graphitic foams. The ...

  5. Theoretical Analysis for Obtaining Physical Properties of Composite Electrodes

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    Weidner, John W.

    , 2003. Composite electrodes, composed of a mixture of electronically and ionically conducting materials and electronic conductivities of Nafion/ carbon composites. Shibuya et al.1 used an interdigitated arrayTheoretical Analysis for Obtaining Physical Properties of Composite Electrodes Parthasarathy M

  6. Synthesis and physical properties study on mixed metal oxynitrides 

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    Yang, Minghui

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mixed metal oxynitrides have attracted attention due to their interesting chemical and physical properties in the past twenty years. In this thesis, four series of mixed metal oxynitrides have been investigated. The ...

  7. Composition, morphology and mechanical properties of sputtered TiAlN coating

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    Budi, Esmar, E-mail: esmarbudi@unj.ac.id [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jl. Pemuda No. 10, Jakarta 13220 (Indonesia); Razali, M. Mohd. [Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Karung Berkunci No. 1752 Pejabat Pos Durian Tunggal 76109 Melaka (Malaysia); Nizam, A. R. Md. [Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, UniversitiTeknikal Malaysia Melaka, Karung Berkunci No. 1752 Pejabat Pos Durian Tunggal 76109 Melaka (Malaysia)

    2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    TiAlN coating was deposited on the tungsten carbide cutting tool by using DC magnetron sputtering system to study the influence of substrate bias and nitrogen flow rate on the composition, morphology and mechanical properties. The negatively substrate bias and nitrogen flow rate was varied from about ?79 to ?221 V and 30 sccm to 72 sccm, respectively. The coating composition and roughness were characterized by using SEM/EDX and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), respectively. The dynamic ultra micro hardness tester was used to measure the mechanical properties. The coating hardness increases to about 10-12 GPa with an increase of the negatively substrate bias up to ? 200 V and it tend to decrease with an increase in nitrogen flow rate up to 70 sccm. The increase of hardness follows the increase of Ti and N content and rms coating roughness.

  8. Chemical, physical, and organoleptic properties of acorns of selected species

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    Ofcarcik, Ralph Paul

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL, AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF ACORNS OF SELECTED SPECIES A Thesis By RALPH PAUL OFCARCIK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE J'anuary 1969 Major Subject& Food Technology CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL, AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF ACORNS OF SELECTED SPECIES A Thesis RALPH PAUL OFCARCIK Approved as to style and content by: (Chaxrman C ttee) (Head of Department) mber...

  9. Electrical Insulation Paper and Its Physical Properties at Cryogenic Temperatures

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    Tuncer, Enis [ORNL] [ORNL; Polyzos, Georgios [ORNL] [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL] [ORNL; James, David Randy [ORNL] [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paper is widely used in various engineering applications due to its physical properties and ease of manufacture. As a result paper has been selected or designed as an electrical insulation material for parts and components in high voltage technology. In the current study we select a paper employed in conventional transformers as the electrical insulation material. The potential of this paper is investigated at cryogenic temperatures to determine its physical properties for high temperature superconducting power applications. Dielectric measurements were performed using impedance spectroscopy at a constant frequency. Dielectric breakdown tests were performed on samples at 77 K using a liquid nitrogen bath.

  10. Morphology and Optical Properties of Mg Doped GaNNanowires in Dependence of Growth Temperature

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    Sutter, E.

    2010-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of the substrate temperature and Mg doping on the morphological and optical properties of catalyst-free GaN nanowires grown by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy on Si(111) has been investigated in a large temperaturerange between 665 °C and 785 °C. The density and wire sizes in Mg-doped nanowires are found to change with substrate temperature in a similar way as undoped nanowires. Between 725 °C and 785 °C a trimodal size distribution and an increase of the wire density from 5.0x109 cm-2 to 9.5x109 cm-2 were observed. Transmission electron microscopy indicates that the upper parts of the nanowires are free of structural defects. Raman spectroscopy measurements confirm a high crystalline quality of doped wires, with a line width of the E2 H of 3.3 cm-1 for samples grown at Ts=785 °C. Photoluminescence measurements show a strong influence of Mg on the emission properties, namely the increase of thedonor-acceptor pair emission and its phonon replicas.

  11. Temperature Temperature is the physical property of a

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    Alexeenko, Alina

    Temperature Temperature is the physical property of a system which underlines the common notion and said to be at the same temperature. If a thermometer is placed in a gas container then the thermal zero. #12;Temperature The energy exchange between gas and thermometer is through collisions of gas

  12. Vapor Trapping Growth of Single-Crystalline Graphene Flowers: Synthesis, Morphology, and Electronic Properties

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    Vapor Trapping Growth of Single-Crystalline Graphene Flowers: Synthesis, Morphology, and Electronic-crystalline graphene flowers with grain size up to 100 m. Controlled growth of graphene flowers with four lobes and six, electron backscatter diffraction study revealed that the graphene morphology had little correlation

  13. Photometric Redshift with Bayesian Priors on Physical Properties of Galaxies

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    Tanaka, Masayuki

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a proof-of-concept analysis of photometric redshifts with Bayesian priors on physical properties of galaxies. This concept is particularly suited for upcoming/on-going large imaging surveys, in which only several broad-band filters are available and it is hard to break some of the degeneracies in the multi-color space. We construct model templates of galaxies using a stellar population synthesis code and apply Bayesian priors on physical properties such as stellar mass and star formation rate. These priors are a function of redshift and they effectively evolve the templates with time in an observationally motivated way. We demonstrate that the priors help reduce the degeneracy and deliver significantly improved photometric redshifts. Furthermore, we show that a template error function, which corrects for systematic flux errors in the model templates as a function of rest-frame wavelength, delivers further improvements. One great advantage of our technique is that we simultaneously measure redshifts...

  14. Optical and morphological properties of MBE grown wurtzite CdxZn1xO thin films

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    Kik, Pieter

    Optical and morphological properties of MBE grown wurtzite CdxZn1ÀxO thin films J.W. Mares a , F January 2007 Abstract Wurtzite CdxZn1ÀxO epilayers with cadmium concentrations ranging from x = 0.02 to 0 wurtzite CdxZn1ÀxO compounds for visible light emission in future optoelectronic devices. Ó 2006 Elsevier B

  15. Structural, morphological, and optical properties of AlGaN/GaN heterostructures with AlN buffer and interlayer

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    Ozbay, Ekmel

    N buffer layer BL grown on an Al2O3 substrate and an AlN IL grown under the AlGaN ternary layer TL. In the present study, we investigate the effects of an AlN BL on an Al2O3 substrate and an AlN IL between an AlGaNStructural, morphological, and optical properties of AlGaN/GaN heterostructures with AlN buffer

  16. HYDRAULIC AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SALTSTONE GROUTS AND VAULT CONCRETES

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    Dixon, K; John Harbour, J; Mark Phifer, M

    2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The Saltstone Disposal Facility (SDF), located in the Z-Area of the Savannah River Site (SRS), is used for the disposal of low-level radioactive salt solution. The SDF currently contains two vaults: Vault 1 (6 cells) and Vault 4 (12 cells). Additional disposal cells are currently in the design phase. The individual cells of the saltstone facility are filled with saltstone. Saltstone is produced by mixing the low-level radioactive salt solution, with blast furnace slag, fly ash, and cement (dry premix) to form a dense, micro-porous, monolithic, low-level radioactive waste form. The saltstone is pumped into the disposal cells where it subsequently solidifies. Significant effort has been undertaken to accurately model the movement of water and contaminants through the facility. Key to this effort is an accurate understanding of the hydraulic and physical properties of the solidified saltstone. To date, limited testing has been conducted to characterize the saltstone. The primary focus of this task was to estimate the hydraulic and physical properties of three types of saltstone and two vault concretes. The saltstone formulations included saltstone premix batched with (1) Deliquification, Dissolution, and Adjustment (DDA) salt simulant (w/pm 0.60), (2) Actinide Removal Process (ARP)/Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) salt simulant (w/pm 0.60), and (3) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) salt simulant (w/pm 0.60). The vault concrete formulations tested included the Vault 1/4 concrete and two variations of the Vault 2 concrete (Mix 1 and Mix 2). Wet properties measured for the saltstone formulations included yield stress, plastic viscosity, wet unit weight, bleed water volume, gel time, set time, and heat of hydration. Hydraulic and physical properties measured on the cured saltstone and concrete samples included saturated hydraulic conductivity, moisture retention, compressive strength, porosity, particle density, and dry bulk density. These properties were determined following a minimum 28 day curing period. Additional testing of the three saltstone formulations was conducted following a minimum 90 day curing period. The compressive strength of each saltstone and concrete material was measured at approximately 14, 28, 56, and 90 days. Recommended hydraulic property values for each saltstone grout and the vault concretes are provided. The hydraulic properties provided for each material include the saturated hydraulic conductivity, dry bulk density, particle density, and porosity. In addition, water retention data are presented for each material along with the van Genuchten transport parameters as determined using the RETC code.

  17. Galaxy Morphology

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    Buta, Ronald J

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Galaxy morphology is a product of how galaxies formed, how they interacted with their environment, how they were influenced by internal perturbations, AGN, and dark matter, and of their varied star formation histories. This article reviews the phenomenology of galaxy morphology and classification with a view to delineating as many types as possible and how they relate to physical interpretations. The old classification systems are refined, and new types introduced, as the explosion in available morphological data has modified our views on the structure and evolution of galaxies.

  18. Physical-chemical property based sequence motifs and methods regarding same

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    Braun, Werner (Friendswood, TX); Mathura, Venkatarajan S. (Sarasota, FL); Schein, Catherine H. (Friendswood, TX)

    2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A data analysis system, program, and/or method, e.g., a data mining/data exploration method, using physical-chemical property motifs. For example, a sequence database may be searched for identifying segments thereof having physical-chemical properties similar to the physical-chemical property motifs.

  19. Property:Special Physical Features | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I GeothermalPotentialBiopowerSolidGenerationMethod Jump to:This property is setSimulated Beach JumpPhysical

  20. A morphology of consolidation : spatial form and physical change in an American suburb

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    Seppanen, Brent

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is an exploration and analysis of the spatial form and structure of physical change within an American suburb. Typified as middle class, residential, and single family, one finds in such settings detached one ...

  1. PHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS OF LABORATORY PREPARED SALTSTONE GROUT

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    Hansen, E.; Cozzi, A.; Edwards, T.

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Saltstone Production Facility (SPF) built two new Saltstone Disposal Units (SDU), SDU 3 and SDU 5, in 2013. The variable frequency drive (VFD) for the grout transfer hose pump tripped due to high current demand by the motor during the initial radioactive saltstone transfer to SDU 5B on 12/5/2013. This was not observed during clean cap processing on July 5, 2013 to SDU 3A, which is a slightly longer distance from the SPF than is SDU 5B. Saltstone Design Authority (SDA) is evaluating the grout pump performance and capabilities to transfer the grout processed in SPF to SDU 3/5. To assist in this evaluation, grout physical properties are required. At this time, there are no rheological data from the actual SPF so the properties of laboratory prepared samples using simulated salt solution or Tank 50 salt solution will be measured. The physical properties of grout prepared in the laboratory with de-ionized water (DI) and salt solutions were obtained at 0.60 and 0.59 water to premix (W/P) ratios, respectively. The yield stress of the DI grout was greater than any salt grout. The plastic viscosity of the DI grout was lower than all of the salt grouts (including salt grout with admixture). When these physical data were used to determine the pressure drop and fluid horsepower for steady state conditions, the salt grouts without admixture addition required a higher pressure drop and higher fluid horsepower to transport. When 0.00076 g Daratard 17/g premix was added, both the pressure drop and fluid horsepower were below that of the DI grout. Higher concentrations of Daratard 17 further reduced the pressure drop and fluid horsepower. The uncertainty in the single point Bingham Plastic parameters is + 4% of the reported values and is the bounding uncertainty. Two different mechanical agitator mixing protocols were followed for the simulant salt grout, one having a total mixing time of three minutes and the other having a time of 10 minutes. The Bingham Plastic parameters were essentially the same for the salt grout without admixture. When Daratard 17 was added, the Bingham Plastic yield stress increased for the 10 minute mix. The simulant salt used in this task had similar physical properties of the Tank 50 3Q13 salt grout and is recommended for future use, if the salt solution in Tank 50 does not change. The design basis physical properties used to size the pumps and mixers at SPF were obtained from DPST-85-312. The grouts characterized in this report are bounded by the design basis density and Bingham Plastic yield stress. The opposite is true for the plastic viscosity. Steady state pressure drop calculations were performed for the design basis values using the flow rate for the clean cap and salt grouts and they bound the pressure drop of the grouts characterized in this report. A comparison of the lab prepared samples to PI ProcessBook data, specifically average pressure drop, indicate that the lab prepared samples are more viscous in nature than what is processed in the facility. This difference could be due to the applied shear rates which could be lower in the lab as compared to the facility and that fact the SPF added flush water, making this comparison more difficult. A perfunctory review of the PI ProcessBook data was discussed. It may be possible that the frequency that the distributed control system alters the grout pump speed to maintain grout hopper volume can negatively affect the efficiency of the grout pump.

  2. Computational Studies of Physical Properties of Boron Carbide

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    Lizhi Ouyang

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal is to provide valuable insight in to the mechanisms and processes that could lead to better engineering the widely used boron carbide which could play an important role in current plight towards greener energy. Carbon distribution in boron carbide, which has been difficult to retrieve from experimental methods, is critical to our understanding of its structure-properties relation. For modeling disorders in boron carbide, we implemented a first principles method based on supercell approach within our G(P,T) package. The supercell approach was applied to boron carbide to determine its carbon distribution. Our results reveal that carbon prefers to occupy the end sites of the 3-atom chain in boron carbide and further carbon atoms will distribute mainly on the equatorial sites with a small percentage on the 3-atom chains and the apex sites. Supercell approach was also applied to study mechanical properties of boron carbide under uniaxial load. We found that uniaxial load can lead to amorphization. Other physical properties of boron carbide were calculated using the G(P,T) package.

  3. Role of sonic energy on growth morphology and optical properties of ZnO:S nanostructures

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    Panda, Nihar Ranjan, E-mail: niharphysics@yahoo.co.in; Nayak, Pratibindhya [School of Physics, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla-768019, Odisha (India); Acharya, Bhabani Shankar [C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar-752054, Odisha (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    ZnO nanopowders doped with sulphur were prepared by sonochemical method. The input power of ultrasound was varied as 40%, 50% and 60% of the maximum power (375 W) in both continuous and pulsed mode. XRD results show the average size of the nanoparticles is the least for those prepared with 50% input power as well as the micro-strain. FESEM studies showed the formation of nanorods clubbed together to form flower like structure for these samples. In rest of the cases, no definite morphology was obtained. High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) reveals the formation of nanorods oriented along c-axis for those samples prepared with 50% input power. No cavitation at 40% and excessive dissolution at 60% may lead to this type of morphology. Absorption studies showed high absorbance for sulphur doped samples but this was highest for the samples prepared with 60% input power.

  4. RELATING GEOPHYSICAL AND HYDROLOGIC PROPERTIES USING FIELD-SCALE ROCK PHYSICS

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    Knight, Rosemary

    CMWRXVI 1 RELATING GEOPHYSICAL AND HYDROLOGIC PROPERTIES USING FIELD-SCALE ROCK PHYSICS STEPHEN has been made by rock physics investigations that define how pore-scale variations in properties like in pore-scale rock properties with an understanding of geophysical sampling at the field

  5. Morphology, microstructure, stress and damage properties of thin film coatings for the LCLS x-ray mirrors

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    Soufli, R; Baker, S L; Robinson, J C; Gullikson, E M; McCarville, T J; Pivovaroff, M J; Stefan, P; Hau-Riege, S P; Bionta, R

    2009-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The development and properties of reflective coatings for the x-ray offset mirror systems of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) free-electron laser (FEL) are discussed in this manuscript. The uniquely high instantaneous dose of the LCLS FEL beam translates to strict limits in terms of materials choice, thus leading to an x-ray mirror design consisting of a reflective coating deposited on a silicon substrate. Coherent wavefront preservation requirements for these mirrors result in stringent surface figure and finish specifications. DC-magnetron sputtered B{sub 4}C and SiC thin film coatings with optimized stress, roughness and figure properties for the LCLS x-ray mirrors are presented. The evolution of microstructure, morphology, and stress of these thin films versus deposition conditions is discussed. Experimental results on the performance of these coatings with respect to FEL damage are also presented.

  6. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COOLING PLASMA IN QUIESCENT ACTIVE REGION LOOPS

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    Landi, E. [Artep, Inc. at Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Ave. S.W., 20375-5320, Washington DC (United States); Miralles, M. P. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., MS-50, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Curdt, W. [Max Planck Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Max Planck Strasse 2, Katlenburg-Lindau 37191 (Germany); Hara, H. [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

    2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present work, we use SOHO/SUMER, SOHO/UVCS, SOHO/EIT, SOHO/LASCO, STEREO/EUVI, and Hinode/EIS coordinated observations of an active region (AR 10989) at the west limb taken on 2008 April 8 to study the cooling of coronal loops. The cooling plasma is identified using the intensities of SUMER spectral lines emitted at temperatures in the 4.15 {<=} log T {<=} 5.45 range. EIS and SUMER spectral observations are used to measure the physical properties of the loops. We found that before cooling took place these loops were filled with coronal hole-like plasma, with temperatures in the 5.6 {<=} log T {<=} 5.9 range. SUMER spectra also allowed us to determine the plasma temperature, density, emission measure, element abundances, and dynamic status during the cooling process. The ability of EUVI to observe the emitting region from a different direction allowed us to measure the volume of the emitting region and estimate its emission measure. Comparison with values measured from line intensities provided us with an estimate of the filling factor. UVCS observations of the coronal emission above the active region showed no streamer structure associated with AR 10989 at position angles between 242{sup 0}and 253.{sup 0} EIT, LASCO, and EUVI-A narrowband images and UVCS spectral observations were used to discriminate between different scenarios and monitor the behavior of the active region in time. The present study provides the first detailed measurements of the physical properties of cooling loops, a very important benchmark for theoretical models of loop cooling and condensation.

  7. Physical and mechanical properties of bituminous mixtures containing oil shales

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    Katamine, N.M.

    2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rutting of bituminous surfaces on the Jordanian highways is a recurring problem. Highway authorities are exploring the use of extracted shale oil and oil shale fillers, which are abundant in Jordan. The main objectives of this research are to investigate the rheological properties of shale oil binders (conventional binder with various percentages of shale oil), in comparison with a conventional binder, and to investigate the ability of mixes to resist deformation. The latter is done by considering three wearing course mixes containing three different samples of oil shale fillers--which contained three different oil percentages--together with a standard mixture containing limestone filler. The Marshall design method and the immersion wheel tracking machine were adopted. It was concluded that the shale oil binders displayed inconsistent physical properties and therefore should be treated before being used. The oil shale fillers have provided mixes with higher ability to resist deformation than the standard mix, as measured by the Marshall quotients and the wheel tracking machine. The higher the percentages of oil in the oil shale fillers, the lower the ability of the mixes to resist deformation.

  8. Statistics of physical properties of dark matter clusters

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    Shaw, Laurie; /Cambridge U., Inst. of Astron.; Weller, Jochen; /Fermilab /University Coll. London; Ostriker, Jeremiah P.; /Cambridge U., Inst. of Astron. /Princeton U.; Bode, Paul; /Princeton U. Observ.

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have identified over 2000 well resolved cluster halos, and also their associated bound subhalos, from the output of 1024{sup 3} particle cosmological N-body simulation (of box size 320h{sup -1}Mpc and softening length 3.2h{sup -1}kpc). We present an algorithm to identify those halos still in the process of relaxing into dynamical equilibrium, and a detailed analysis of the integral and internal physical properties for all the halos in our sample. The majority are prolate, and tend to rotate around their minor principle axis. We find there to be no correlation between the spin and virial mass of the clusters halos and that the higher mass halos are less dynamically relaxed and have a lower concentration. Additionally, the orbital angular momentum of the substructure is typically well aligned with the rotational angular momentum of the ''host'' halo. There is also evidence of the transfer of angular momentum from subhalos to their host. Overall, we find that measured halo properties are often significantly influenced by the fraction of mass contained within substructure. Dimensionless properties do depend weakly on the ratio of halo mass (M{sub h}) to our characteristic mass scale (M{sub *} = 8 x 10{sup 14}h{sup -1}M{sub {circle_dot}}). This lack of self-similarity is in the expected sense in that, for example, ''old halos'' with M{sub h}/M{sub *} << 1 have less substructure than ''young halos'' with M{sub h}/M{sub *} >> 1.

  9. Field Emission Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with a Variety of Emitter-Morphologies

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    1 Field Emission Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with a Variety of Emitter@chemsys.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp Field emission properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), which have been prepared through. Protrusive bundles at the top surface of samples act selectively as emission sites. The number of emission

  10. Effect of n-HA content on the isothermal crystallization, morphology and mechanical property of n-HA/PLGA composites

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    Liuyun, Jiang, E-mail: jlytxg@163.com [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Chengdong, Xiong [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Lixin, Jiang [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Graduated School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Dongliang, Chen; Qing, Li [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Effect of n-HA content on the isothermal crystallization, morphology and mechanical property of n-HA/PLGA composites was studied in details. The results showed that the addition of higher content of g-n-HA was favorable to promote the crystallization better in g-n-HA/PLGA composites, but it could also cause more agglomeration in PLGA matrix, as a result of worse mechanical properties, and the addition content of 3 wt% g-n-HA to PLGA matrix was an appropriate proportion, which had the highest bending strength among these g-n-HA/PLGA composites, and it might be potential to be used in biomedical fields in future. Highlights: ? The effect of n-HA content on the n-HA/PLGA composites was studied in detail. ? Isothermal crystallization, microstructure and mechanical property were studied. ? The relation between n-HA content and properties of n-HA/PLGA composite was found. ? An appropriate proportion of n-HA in n-HA/PLGA composite was obtained. - Abstract: A serials of g-n-HA/PLGA composites with surface-modified g-n-HA of 1%, 3%, 6%, 10% and 15% in weight were prepared by solution mixing. The isothermal crystallization, morphology and mechanical property of g-n-HA/PLGA composites were investigated by differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and electromechanical universal tester. The results showed that Avrami equation was suitable for describing the isothermal crystallization process in this system, and the crystallization rate of g-n-HA/PLGA composites containing more than 3 wt% g-n-HA was basically accord with the relational expression of T{sub 110} {sub °C} > T{sub 105°C} > T{sub 115°C} > T{sub 120°C}. Moreover, at the same Tc, crystallization rate was greatly enhanced with the increasing of g-n-HA acting as nucleate. However, the addition of higher content of g-n-HA would cause more agglomeration in PLGA matrix, so that the mechanical properties of g-n-HA/PLGA composites would gradually decrease. In conclusion, the addition of higher content of g-n-HA was favorable to promote the crystallization better in g-n-HA/PLGA composites, but it could also cause more agglomeration in PLGA matrix, result in worse mechanical properties, and the addition content of 3 wt% g-n-HA to PLGA matrix was an appropriate proportion, which had the highest bending strength among these g-n-HA/PLGA composites, and it might be potential to be used in biomedical fields in future.

  11. Investigation of microstructure, surface morphology, and hardness properties of PtIr films by magnetron sputtering

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    Lee, Chao-Te; Liu, Bo-Heng; Chang, Chun-Ming; Lin, Yu-Wei [Instrument Technology Research Center, National Applied Research Laboratories, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)

    2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Pt{sub 1-x}Ir{sub x} films with x varying from 22.76 to 63.25 at. % are deposited on (100) Si wafer substrates at 400 deg. C by magnetron sputtering deposition. The effects of the Ir concentration on the microstructure, morphology, and hardness of PtIr films are investigated by field emission scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and nanoindentation system. The columnar structures are observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy. X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that PtIr films have preferred orientation along Pt(111) when the Ir concentration is below 50.84 at. %. When the Ir content is more than 50.84 at. %, the PtIr film shifts to another preferred orientation, Ir(111). The surface morphology is analyzed by atomic force microscopy. The roughness of the PtIr films decreases with increasing Ir content. The hardness of all the PtIr films is below 20 GPa. The maximum hardness of the PtIr films is about 14.9 GPa when the Ir concentration is 57.9 at. %.

  12. Photovoltaic properties and morphology of organic solar cells based on liquid-crystal semiconducting polymer with additive

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    Suzuki, Atsushi; Zushi, Masahito; Suzuki, Hisato; Ogahara, Shinichi; Akiyama, Tsuyoshi; Oku, Takeo [Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture, 2500 Hassaka, Hikone, Shiga 522-8533 (Japan)

    2014-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk heterojunction organic solar cell based on liquid crystal semiconducting polymers of poly[9,9-dioctylfluorene-co-bithiophene] (F8T2) as p-type semiconductors and fullerenes (C{sub 60}) and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) as electron donor and acceptor has been fabricated and characterized for improving photovoltaic and optical properties. The photovoltaic performance including current voltage curves in the dark and illumination of the F8T2/C{sub 60} conventional and inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells were investigated. Relationship between the photovoltaic properties and morphological behavior was focused on tuning for optimization of photo-voltaic performance under annealing condition near glass transition temperature. Additive-effect of diiodooctane (DIO) and poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) on the photovoltaic performance and optical properties was investigated. Mechanism of the photovoltaic properties of the conventional and inverted solar cells will be discussed by the experimental results.

  13. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Niobium for SRF Science and Technology

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    Ganapati Rao Myneni

    2006-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimized mechanical and physical properties of high purity niobium are crucial for obtaining high performance SRF particle beam accelerator structures consistently. This paper summarizes these important material properties for both high purity polycrystalline and single crystal niobium.

  14. Synthesis, morphology and optical properties of GaN and AlGaN semiconductor nanostructures

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    Kuppulingam, B., E-mail: drbaskar2009@gmail.com; Singh, Shubra, E-mail: drbaskar2009@gmail.com; Baskar, K., E-mail: drbaskar2009@gmail.com [Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai-600025 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Hexagonal Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Aluminum Gallium Nitride (AlGaN) nanoparticles were synthesized by sol-gel method using Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic acid (EDTA) complex route. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) analysis confirms the hexagonal wurtzite structure of GaN and Al{sub 0.25}Ga{sub 0.75}N nanoparticles. Surface morphology and elemental analysis were carried out by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The room temperature Photoluminescence (PL) study shows the near band edge emission for GaN at 3.35 eV and at 3.59 eV for AlGaN nanoparticles. The Aluminum (Al) composition of 20% has been obtained from PL emission around 345 nm.

  15. GLYCOLIC ACID PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, IMPURITIES, AND RADIATION EFFECTS ASSESSMENT

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    Lambert, D.; Pickenheim, B.; Hay, M.

    2011-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) is pursuing alternative reductants/flowsheets to increase attainment to meet closure commitment dates. In fiscal year 2009, SRNL evaluated several options and recommended the further assessment of the nitric/formic/glycolic acid flowsheet. SRNL is currently performing testing with this flowsheet to support the DWPF down-select of alternate reductants. As part of the evaluation, SRNL was requested to determine the physical properties of formic and glycolic acid blends. Blends of formic acid in glycolic acid were prepared and their physical properties tested. Increasing amounts of glycolic acid led to increases in blend density, viscosity and surface tension as compared to the 90 wt% formic acid that is currently used at DWPF. These increases are small, however, and are not expected to present any difficulties in terms of processing. The effect of sulfur impurities in technical grade glycolic acid was studied for its impact on DWPF glass quality. While the glycolic acid specification allows for more sulfate than the current formic acid specification, the ultimate impact is expected to be on the order of 0.03 wt% sulfur in glass. Note that lower sulfur content glycolic acid could likely be procured at some increased cost if deemed necessary. A paper study on the effects of radiation on glycolic acid was performed. The analysis indicates that substitution of glycolic acid for formic acid would not increase the radiolytic production rate of H{sub 2} and cause an adverse effect in the SRAT or SME process. It has been cited that glycolic acid solutions that are depleted of O{sub 2} when subjected to large radiation doses produced considerable quantities of a non-diffusive polymeric material. Considering a constant air purge is maintained in the SRAT and the solution is continuously mixed, oxygen depletion seems unlikely, however, if this polymer is formed in the SRAT solution, the rheology of the solution may be affected and pumping of the solution may be hindered. However, an irradiation test with a simulated SRAT product supernate containing glycolic acid in an oxygen depleted atmosphere found no evidence of polymerization.

  16. The statistical properties of galaxy morphological types in compact groups of Main galaxies from the SDSS Data Release 4

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    Xin-Fa Deng; Peng Jiang; Cong-Gen He; Cheng-Hong Luo; Ji-Zhou He

    2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to explore the statistical properties of galaxy morphological types in compact groups (CGs), we construct a random group sample which has the same distributions of redshift and number of member galaxies as those of the CG sample. It turns out that the proportion of early-type galaxies in different redshift bins for the CG sample is statistically higher than that for random group sample, and with growing redshift z this kind of difference becomes more significant. This may be due to the existence of interactions and mergers within a significant fraction of SDSS CGs. We also compare statistical results of CGs with those of more compact groups and pairs, but do not observe as large statistical difference as Hickson (1982)'results.

  17. Organic matter added to bareroot nursery beds influences soil properties and morphology of Fraxinus

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    responses to nursery soil amendments vary with different forms and amounts of OM. Benefits to seedling, including soil properties. Hardwood seedlings are generally more demanding than conifer seedlings in terms). Aggregates formed between OM and the soil help increase filtration and retention of water and increase root

  18. Automated Morphology Analysis of Nanoparticles 

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    Park, Chiwoo

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The functional properties of nanoparticles highly depend on the surface morphology of the particles, so precise measurements of a particle's morphology enable reliable characterizing of the nanoparticle's properties. Obtaining the measurements...

  19. Synthetic process engineered polyaniline nanostructures with tunable morphology and physical properties

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    Guo, John Zhanhu

    Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA b Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Lamar

  20. The interplay of structure and optical properties in individual semiconducting nanostructures

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    Brewster, Megan Marie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Semiconductor nanostructures exhibit distinct properties by virtue of nano-scale dimensionality, allowing for investigations of fundamental physics and the improvement of optoelectronic devices. Nanoscale morphological ...

  1. Physical Properties of Very Powerful FRII Radio Galaxies

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    Christopher P. O'Dea; Ruth A. Daly; Preeti Kharb; Kenneth A. Freeman; Stefi A. Baum

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We estimate ages and physical properties of powerful radio galaxies. An analysis of new multi-wavelength VLA observations of eleven very powerful classical double (FRIIb) radio galaxies with redshifts between 0.4 and 1.3 is presented. We estimate ages and velocities for each side of each source. The eleven new sources are combined with previously studied samples and the characteristics of the full sample of 31 sources are studied; the full sample includes sources with redshifts between 0.056 and 1.79, and core-hot spot sizes of about 30 to 400 kpc. The velocities are independent of core-hotspot separation, suggesting the rate of growth of a given source is roughly constant over the source lifetime. We combine the rate of growth, width, and pressure of a source to study the beam power, lifetime, energy, and ambient gas density using standard methods previously applied to smaller samples. Typical beam powers are in the range from 1E44 to 1E46 erg/s; we show that this quantity is insensitive to assumptions regarding minimum energy conditions. The beam powers are independent of core-hotspot separation suggesting that the beam power of a given source is roughly constant over the source lifetime. Typical total source lifetimes are found to be about a few E6 to E7 years, and typical total outflow energies (E/c^2) are found to be about 5(E5 - E6) solar masses. Ambient gas densities are found to decrease with increasing core-hotspot distance, but have no redshift dependence. Overall, the results obtained with the sample of 31 sources studied here are consistent with those obtained earlier with smaller samples.

  2. Effect of Pore Morphology on the Electrochemical Properties of Electric Double Layer Carbon Cryogel Supercapacitors

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    Garcia, B.B.; Feaver, A.M.; Zhang, Q.; Champion, R.D.; Cao, G.; Fister, T.T.; Nagle, K.P.; Seidler, G.T. (UWASH)

    2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, a group of carbon cryogels have been synthesized using resorcinol formaldehyde as precursors, and altered via catalysis and activation, to obtain varied nanostructures and pore size distributions. To understand the relation between structure and electrochemical properties, an alternate approach to de Levi's cylindrical pore, transmission line method was utilized. Using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, the capacitor can be studied as a dielectric system composed of a porous electrode and the electrolyte (tetraethylammonium tetrafluoroborate in propylene carbonate). The complex capacitance and power are used to study the behavior of the system below the relaxation frequency f{sub 0} ({var_phi} = -45{sup o}). Therefore, the relaxation of the capacitor system at the low frequency range, f

  3. Nuclear physics: from properties of atomic nuclei to medicine / Fizyka jadrowa: od wlasnosci jadra atomowego po medycyne.

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    CERN. Geneva

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclear physics: from properties of atomic nuclei to medicine / Fizyka jadrowa: od wlasnosci jadra atomowego po medycyne.

  4. Preparation, Characterization, and Physical Properties of Multiwall Carbon Nanotube/Elastomer Composites

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    Mark, James E.

    - zation, and physical properties of nanoparticles-filled composites consisting of multiwall carbon carbonate sub- strates. These MWCNT were further treated with nitric acid to produce hydroxyl and carbonyl functional groups on the carbon nanotubes (CNT) surfaces. Of particular importance

  5. Effect of high temperature on mechanical and physical properties of lightweight cement

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    North Texas, University of

    Effect of high temperature on mechanical and physical properties of lightweight cement based are used for fire resistance applications. Concrete with vermiculite can be used as cement based refractory. Keywords: Expanded vermiculite, Lightweight concrete, Cement based refractory Introduction Concrete

  6. Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes...

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    Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect, North-Central Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

  7. The effect of sewage sludge on the physical properties of lignite overburden

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    Cocke, Catherine Lynn

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECT OF SEWAGE SLUDGE ON THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LIGNITE OVERBURDEN A Thesis by CATHERINE LYNN COCKE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1985 Major Subject: Soil Science THE EFFECT OF SEWAGE SLUDGE ON THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LIGNITE OVERBURDEN A Thesis by CATHERINE LYNN COCK E Appr as o style and content by: . W. Brown (Chairman of Committee) . Hons (Member...

  8. Development of an ASPEN PLUS physical property database for biofuels components

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    Wooley, R.J.; Putsche, V.

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physical property data for many of the key components used in the simulation for the ethanol from lignocellulose process are not available in the standard ASPEN PLUS property databases. Indeed, many of the properties necessary to successfully simulate this process are not available anywhere. In addition, inputting the available properties into each simulation is awkward and tedious, and mistakes can be easily introduced when a long list of physical property equation parameters is entered. Therefore, one must evaluate the literature, estimate properties where necessary, and determine a set of consistent physical properties for all components of interest. The components must then be entered into an in-house NREL ASPEN PLUS database so they can be called on without being retyped into each specific simulation. The first phase of this work is complete. A complete set of properties for the currently identifiable important compounds in the ethanol process is attached. With this as the starting base the authors can continue to search for and evaluate new properties or have properties measured in the laboratory and update the central database.

  9. Effective Interaction Potentials and Physical Properties of Complex Plasmas

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    Ramazanov, T. S.; Dzhumagulova, K. N.; Gabdullin, M. T.; Omarbakiyeva, Y. A. [Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 96a Tole Bi, Almaty 050012 (Kazakhstan)

    2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Microscopic, thermodynamic and transport properties of complex plasmas are investigated on the basis of effective potentials of interparticle interaction. These potentials take into account correlation effects and quantum-mechanical diffraction. Plasma composition, thermodynamic functions of hydrogen and helium plasmas are obtained for a wide region of coupling parameter. Collision processes in partially ionized plasma are considered; some kinetic characteristics such as phase shift, scattering cross section, bremsstrahlung cross section and absorption coefficient are investigated. Dynamic and transport properties of dusty plasma are studied by computer simulation method of the Langevin dynamics.

  10. Physical properties of Kraft Black Liquor. Interim report, Phase II

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    Fricke, A.L.

    1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Objectives are to determine the rheological, thermal, and surface properties of Kraft Black Liquors, and to relate these properties to the chemical composition and to pulping conditions. A four-variable, multi-level pulping experiment is being conducted. Pulping results are reported. Complete analyses of the liquors have been done. Thermal analyses have been done. DSC was employed to determine heat capacities of black liquors and lignins. Rheological (viscosity) studies are being conducted. Density and thermal expansion have been studied for seven liquors. Energy savings through more efficient recovery systems are appreciable.

  11. Physical and chemical properties of ice in a main valley glacier and a tributary glacier, Gornergletscher,

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    Seamons, Kent E.

    Physical and chemical properties of ice in a main valley glacier and a tributary glacier properties of ice in a main valley glacier and a tributary glacier, Gornergletscher, Canton Valais, Switzerland Annika M. Quick Department of Geological Sciences Master of Science Glacier models often fail

  12. Preliminary investigation results on fabrics and related physical properties of an anisotropic gneiss

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    Fritz, Harald

    and the seismic wave propagation properties along the rock's principal strain axes were determinedPreliminary investigation results on fabrics and related physical properties of an anisotropic. In the rock mechanics laboratory, several strength and deformability tests on drilled rock samples were run

  13. Numerical Procedure to Extract Physical Properties from Raman Scattering Data in a Flow Reactor

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    Anderson, Timothy J.

    Numerical Procedure to Extract Physical Properties from Raman Scattering Data in a Flow Reactor in an up-flow cold-wall CVD reactor was monitored using in situ Raman spectroscopy. A two-dimensional axisymmetric model of the reactor was developed and combined with genetic and simplex algorithms for property

  14. Physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of some soils of the Welder Wildlife Foundation

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    Kovar, John Alvis

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . ed land Le+alta Niguel 75 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Cont. ) Nueces Tiooano Trlntty Villaoy Zavala 4 0 4 Page Page Physical properti. es of Medio loamy fine sand, Orelia fine sandy loam, and Victoria clay Chemical properties of Medio loamy fine... sand, Orelia f'ine sandy loamiand Victoria clay Exchangeable, extractable& and saturation extract, soluble cations of Medio loamy f'ine sand, Orelia fine sandy loam and Victoria clay Mineralogical properties of Medio loamy fine send~ Orelia fine...

  15. Physical properties of bio-diesel & Implications for use of bio-diesel in diesel engines

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    Chakravarthy, Veerathu K [ORNL; McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL; Ra, Youngchul [ORNL; Griffin, Jelani K [ORNL; Reitz, Rolf [University of Wisconsin

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study we identify components of a typical biodiesel fuel and estimate both their individual and mixed thermo-physical and transport properties. We then use the estimated mixture properties in computational simulations to gauge the extent to which combustion is modified when biodiesel is substituted for conventional diesel fuel. Our simulation studies included both regular diesel combustion (DI) and premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI). Preliminary results indicate that biodiesel ignition is significantly delayed due to slower liquid evaporation, with the effects being more pronounced for DI than PCCI. The lower vapor pressure and higher liquid heat capacity of biodiesel are two key contributors to this slower rate of evaporation. Other physical properties are more similar between the two fuels, and their impacts are not clearly evident in the present study. Future studies of diesel combustion sensitivity to both physical and chemical properties of biodiesel are suggested.

  16. Physical properties of kraft black liquor. Final report. Phase I

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    Fricke, A.L.

    1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods were selected, equipment installed, and procedures developed for determining rheological properties; for determining thermal properties (stability, density, thermal expansion, and heat capacity); for purification and characterization of lignin (glass transition, stability, weight average molecular weight, and number average molecular weight); and for performing chemical analyses (negative inorganic ions, positive inorganic ions, acid organic salts, lignin, and total solids). A strategy for pulping to supply test liquors was developed, and a statistically designed pulping experiment was specified for a Southern softwood species. Arrangements were made for performing initial pulping work in an industrial pilot plant, and a preliminary set of pulping experiments were conducted. Liquors from the preliminary pulping experiments were used to test procedures and to determine reproducibility of the experiment. Literature was also surveyed and preliminary selection of designs for a pilot digester, and for equipment to determine surface tension were made.

  17. Active doublet method for measuring small changes in physical properties

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    Roberts, Peter M. (Los Alamos, NM); Fehler, Michael C. (Los Alamos, NM); Johnson, Paul A. (Santa Fe, NM); Phillips, W. Scott (Santa Fe, NM)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Small changes in material properties of a work piece are detected by measuring small changes in elastic wave velocity and attenuation within a work piece. Active, repeatable source generate coda wave responses from a work piece, where the coda wave responses are temporally displaced. By analyzing progressive relative phase and amplitude changes between the coda wave responses as a function of elapsed time, accurate determinations of velocity and attenuation changes are made. Thus, a small change in velocity occurring within a sample region during the time periods between excitation origin times (herein called "doublets") will produce a relative delay that changes with elapsed time over some portion of the scattered waves. This trend of changing delay is easier to detect than an isolated delay based on a single arrival and provides a direct measure of elastic wave velocity changes arising from changed material properties of the work piece.

  18. COLLOQUIUM: Exploring the Physical Properties of Matter in Extreme

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625govInstrumentstdmadapInactiveVisiting the TWPSuccess Stories Siteandscience,InstitutePlasmaPhysics Lab April

  19. Study of physical properties of integrated ferroelectric/ferromagnetic heterostructures

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    Martinez, R.; Kumar, A. [Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); Palai, R.; Katiyar, R. S. [Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States); Scott, J. F. [Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, Cambridge University, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Superlattices (SLs) with different periodicity of ferromagnetic La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO) and ferroelectric Ba{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}TiO{sub 3} as constitutive layers were fabricated on conducting LaNiO{sub 3} coated (001) oriented MgO substrates using pulsed laser deposition. The crystallinity, ferroelectric, and magnetic properties of the SLs were studied over a wide range of temperatures and frequencies. The structure exhibited ferromagnetic behavior at 300 K and ferroelectric behavior over a range of temperatures between 100 and 300 K. A frequency-dependent change in dielectric constant and tangent loss were observed above the ferromagnetic-paramagnetic temperature. The frequency-dependent dielectric anomalies are attributed to the change in metallic and magnetic nature of LSMO and also the interfacial effect of two different phases that are connected alternatively in series. The effect of ferromagnetic LSMO layers on ferroelectric properties of the SLs indicated strong influence of the interfaces. The asymmetric behavior of ferroelectric loop and the capacitance-voltage relationship suggest development of a built field in the SLs due to high strain across the interfaces.

  20. Physical properties of bifunctional BST/LSMO nanocomposites

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    Beltran-Huarac, Juan, E-mail: baristary26@gmail.com; Morell, Gerardo [Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 (United States); Martinez, Ricardo [Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, Cayey, Puerto Rico 00737 (United States)

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the fabrication of bifunctional nanocomposites consisting of ferroelectric Ba{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}TiO{sub 3} (BST) and ferromagnetic La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO) at different concentrations via a high-temperature solid state route. The structural, dielectric, electrical, magnetodielectric (MD), magnetoelectric (ME) and magnetic properties of BST/LSMO nanocomposites were systematically investigated over a wide range of temperatures and frequencies. The X-Ray Diffraction analyses reveal the nanocrystalline nature of the heterostructures, wherein both perovskite phases co-exist. No parasitic phases were observed. The study of the dielectric properties shows that the nanocomposites exhibit relaxor ferroelectric character, with ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition temperatures around 287–292?K that do not follow the Curie-Weiss law. The electrical measurements indicate that ac conductivities of the nanocomposites follow the Jonscher's universal power law, with activation energies of 0.42–0.63?eV based on Arrhenius-type behavior at high temperatures. The nanocomposites exhibit well-defined ferromagnetic hysteresis loops at room temperature (RT). The MD and ME measurements at RT indicate that BST/LSMO exhibits a nonlinear ME effect at low frequencies, with a threshold near 0.5?T. The magnetocapacitance (MC{sub p}) measurements evidence a quadratic dependence on magnetic field, further confirming the multiferroic nature of BST/LSMO. The order of MC{sub p} was found to be ?7% per Tesla. The analysis of the MC{sub p} measurements indicates that one of the BST/LSMO compositions studied can be considered as a new multiferroic compound.

  1. The application of multidimensional wavelets to unveiling multi-phase diagrams and in situ physical properties of rocks

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    Vasilyev, Oleg V.

    properties of rocks Oleg V. Vasilyeva,*, Taras V. Geryab,c , David A. Yuend a Department of Mechanical of complicated realistic multi-phase diagrams and related in situ physical properties of rocks by using calculation of equilibrium phase assemblages and prediction of in situ physical properties of rocks [15

  2. Physical Property Modeling of Concentrated Cesium Eluate Solutions, Part I - Derivation of Models

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    Choi, A.S.; Pierce, R. A.; Edwards, T. B.; Calloway, T. B.

    2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Major analytes projected to be present in the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant cesium ion-exchange eluate solutions were identified from the available analytical data collected during radioactive bench-scale runs, and a test matrix of cesium eluate solutions was designed within the bounding concentrations of those analytes. A computer model simulating the semi-batch evaporation of cesium eluate solutions was run in conjunction with a multi-electrolyte aqueous system database to calculate the physical properties of each test matrix solution concentrated to the target endpoints of 80% and 100% saturation. The calculated physical properties were analyzed statistically and fitted into mathematical expressions for the bulk solubility, density, viscosity, heat capacity and volume reduction factor as a function of temperature and concentration of each major analyte in the eluate feed. The R{sup 2} of the resulting physical property models ranged from 0.89 to 0.99.

  3. A comprehensive program to develop correlations for physical properties of kraft black liquor. Final report

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    Fricke, A.L.; Zaman, A.A.

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of the program was to develop correlations to predict physical properties within requirements of engineering precision from a knowledge of pulping conditions and of kraft black liquor composition, if possible. These correlations were to include those relating thermodynamic properties to pulping conditions and liquor composition. The basic premise upon which the research was based is the premise that black liquor behaves as a polymer solution. This premise has proven to be true, and has been used successfully in developing data reduction methods and in interpreting results. A three phase effort involving pulping, analysis of liquor composition, and measurement of liquor properties was conducted.

  4. Outcrop-scale physical properties of Burns Formation at Meridiani Planum, Mars

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    Outcrop-scale physical properties of Burns Formation at Meridiani Planum, Mars Amanda L. Nahm1 October 2007. [1] A rock mass rating (RMR) analysis was performed on an outcrop of Burns Formation conditions (RMR = 52). For present-day dry conditions, the rock mass has an in situ modulus of deformation (E

  5. Micellar/Polymer PhysicalProperty Models for Contaminant Cleanup Problems and

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    Trangenstein, John A.

    /polymer phase behavior have been highly successful in simulating enhanced oil recovery processes using for contaminant cleanup [26] and for enhanced oil recovery [14]. Surfactants can be injected as dilute aqueousMicellar/Polymer Physical­Property Models for Contaminant Cleanup Problems and Enhanced Oil

  6. Physical property changes in hydrate-bearingsediment due to depressurization and subsequent repressurization

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    Kneafsey, Timothy; Waite, W.F.; Kneafsey, T.J.; Winters, W.J.; Mason, D.H.

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physical property measurements of sediment cores containing natural gas hydrate are typically performed on material exposed at least briefly to non-in situ conditions during recovery. To examine effects of a brief excursion from the gas-hydrate stability field, as can occur when pressure cores are transferred to pressurized storage vessels, we measured physical properties on laboratory-formed sand packs containing methane hydrate and methane pore gas. After depressurizing samples to atmospheric pressure, we repressurized them into the methane-hydrate stability field and remeasured their physical properties. Thermal conductivity, shear strength, acoustic compressional and shear wave amplitudes and speeds are compared between the original and depressurized/repressurized samples. X-ray computed tomography (CT) images track how the gas-hydrate distribution changes in the hydrate-cemented sands due to the depressurization/repressurization process. Because depressurization-induced property changes can be substantial and are not easily predicted, particularly in water-saturated, hydrate-bearing sediment, maintaining pressure and temperature conditions throughout the core recovery and measurement process is critical for using laboratory measurements to estimate in situ properties.

  7. A Physical Approach to the Identification of High-z Mergers: Morphological Classification in the Stellar Mass Domain

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    Cibinel, Anna; Perret, Valentin; Bournaud, Frederic; Daddi, Emanuele; Pannella, Maurilio; Elbaz, David; Amram, Philippe; Duc, Pierre-Alain

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At z>1, the distinction between merging and 'normal' star-forming galaxies based on single band morphology is often hampered by the presence of large clumps which result in a disturbed, merger-like appearance even in rotationally supported disks. In this paper we discuss how a classification based on canonical, non-parametric structural indices measured on resolved stellar mass maps, rather than on single-band images, reduces the misclassification of clumpy but not merging galaxies. We calibrate the mass-based selection of mergers using the MIRAGE hydrodynamical numerical simulations of isolated and merging galaxies which span a stellar mass range of $10^{9.8}$-$10^{10.6}M_{sun}$ and merger ratios between 1:1-1:6.3. These simulations are processed to reproduce the typical depth and spatial resolution of observed HUDF data. We test our approach on a sample of real z~2 galaxies with kinematic classification into disks or mergers and on ~100 galaxies in the HUDF field with photometric/spectroscopic redshift betw...

  8. Physical properties of kraft black liquor: Summary report, Phases 1 and 2

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    Fricke, A.L.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1981, a research program has been in progress to determine the physical properties of kraft black liquors and to develop methods for reduction of data and correlation of properties with pumping conditions. The basic premise that has been used to direct the research program is that kraft black liquor behaves as a polymer solution, particularly at high solids, and that the behavior is dominated by the characteristics of the lignin present. This premise is proving to be correct, and the principles that follow from this premise are proving to be successful for data reduction and correlation. The research has been a complex program involving experimental pulping, chemical analysis, lignin separation and characterization, thermal analysis, rheological measurements, and considerable equipment and methods development. Due to the complexity of the program, the unforeseen need to expend a great deal of effort in development of experimental techniques for analysis, and the fact that our liquors proved to be unstable at high temperatures and solids, all of the original objectives could not be accomplished. However, our program has added substantially to the body of knowledge of physical properties of black liquor. Our results indicate that the goal of developing correlations for physical properties of kraft black liquor is practical and can be realized through extension of the present work.

  9. Effect of biomass feedstock chemical and physical properties on energy conversion processes: Volume 1, Overview

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    Butner, R.S.; Elliott, D.C.; Sealock, L.J. Jr.; Pyne, J.W.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory has completed an initial investigation of the effects of physical and chemical properties of biomass feedstocks relative to their performance in biomass energy conversion systems. Both biochemical conversion routes (anaerobic digestion and ethanol fermentation) and thermochemical routes (combustion, pyrolysis, and gasification) were included in the study. Related processes including chemical and physical pretreatment to improve digestibility, and size and density modification processes such as milling and pelletizing were also examined. This overview report provides background and discussion of feedstock and conversion relationships, along with recommendations for future research. The recommendations include (1) coordinate production and conversion research programs; (2) quantify the relationship between feedstock properties and conversion priorities; (3) develop a common framework for evaluating and characterizing biomass feedstocks; (4) include conversion effects as part of the criteria for selecting feedstock breeding programs; and (5) continue emphasis on multiple feedstock/conversion options for biomass energy systems. 9 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  10. C H A P T E R T W O Continuous Physical Properties of Cored

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    St-Ong, Guillaume

    -ray systems 69 3.3. Computerized coaxial tomography (CAT-scan) 73 3.4. Micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry-Scale Measurements of Physical Properties 64 2.1. Magnetic susceptibility 65 2.2. Gamma density 66 2.3. P-Wave velocity 66 2.4. Color reflectance 67 2.5. Natural gamma radiation 68 3. Continuous Millimeter

  11. Consolidation characteristics and related physical properties of selected sediments from the Gulf of Mexico 

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    Cernock, Paul John

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    being 947. and 2. 79, respectively. Organic carbon content values for the sediments ranged from 0. 21 to about 2! and generally showed a decrease with depth. Shear strength (cohesion) was determined by vane shear and unconfined compression tests...). Investigations utilizing the vane method have been presented in Proceedings, Symposium on Vane Shear Testing of Soils (1957) . Procedures for determining the physical properties of sediments are given by Lambe (1951) and Tschebotarioff (1951), as well...

  12. Effect of Mn doping on the structural, morphological, optical...

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    Mn doping on the structural, morphological, optical and magnetic properties of indium tin oxide films. Effect of Mn doping on the structural, morphological, optical and magnetic...

  13. Growth, morphology, and optical and electrical properties of semicontinuous metallic films Katyayani Seal, Mark A. Nelson,* and Z. Charles Ying

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    Shalaev, Vladimir M.

    Katyayani Seal, Mark A. Nelson,* and Z. Charles Ying Department of Physics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001 Dentcho A. Genov, Andrey K. Sarychev, and Vladimir M. Shalaev School the percolation threshold (pc) initially separated clus- ters interconnect to form an infinite cluster of metal

  14. Effect of ZnO seed layer on the morphology and optical properties of ZnO nanorods grown on GaN buffer layers

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    Nandi, R., E-mail: rajunandi@iitb.ac.in; Mohan, S., E-mail: rajunandi@iitb.ac.in; Major, S. S. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai - 400076 (India); Srinivasa, R. S. [Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai - 400076 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    ZnO nanorods were grown by chemical bath deposition on sputtered, polycrystalline GaN buffer layers with and without ZnO seed layer. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction show that the ZnO nanorods on GaN buffer layers are not vertically well aligned. Photoluminescence spectrum of ZnO nanorods grown on GaN buffer layer, however exhibits a much stronger near-band-edge emission and negligible defect emission, compared to the nanorods grown on ZnO buffer layer. These features are attributed to gallium incorporation at the ZnO-GaN interface. The introduction of a thin (25 nm) ZnO seed layer on GaN buffer layer significantly improves the morphology and vertical alignment of ZnO-NRs without sacrificing the high optical quality of ZnO nanorods on GaN buffer layer. The presence of a thick (200 nm) ZnO seed layer completely masks the effect of the underlying GaN buffer layer on the morphology and optical properties of nanorods.

  15. Effect of the average soft-segment length on the morphology and properties of segmented polyurethane nanocomposites

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    Finnigan, Bradley; Halley, Peter; Jack, Kevin; McDowell, Alasdair; Truss, Rowan; Casey, Phil; Knott, Robert; Martin, Darren (Queensland); (CSIRO); (ANSTO)

    2008-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Two organically modified layered silicates (with small and large diameters) were incorporated into three segmented polyurethanes with various degrees of microphase separation. Microphase separation increased with the molecular weight of the poly(hexamethylene oxide) soft segment. The molecular weight of the soft segment did not influence the amount of polyurethane intercalating the interlayer spacing. Small-angle neutron scattering and differential scanning calorimetry data indicated that the layered silicates did not affect the microphase morphology of any host polymer, regardless of the particle diameter. The stiffness enhancement on filler addition increased as the microphase separation of the polyurethane decreased, presumably because a greater number of urethane linkages were available to interact with the filler. For comparison, the small nanofiller was introduced into a polyurethane with a poly(tetramethylene oxide) soft segment, and a significant increase in the tensile strength and a sharper upturn in the stress-strain curve resulted. No such improvement occurred in the host polymers with poly(hexamethylene oxide) soft segments. It is proposed that the nanocomposite containing the more hydrophilic and mobile poly(tetramethylene oxide) soft segment is capable of greater secondary bonding between the polyurethane chains and the organosilicate surface, resulting in improved stress transfer to the filler and reduced molecular slippage.

  16. Morphology and Properties of Melt-Spun Polycarbonate Fibers Containing Single- and Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

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    Fornes,T.; Baur, J.; Sabba, Y.; Thomas, E.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Polycarbonate fibers based single wall and multi-wall nanotubes (SWNT and MWNT) were prepared by first dispersing the nanotubes via solvent blending and/or melt extrusion followed by melt spinning the composites to facilitate nanotube alignment along the fiber axis. Morphological studies involving polarized Raman spectroscopy and wide angle X-ray scattering using a synchrotron radiation source show that reasonable levels of nanotube alignment are achievable. Detailed transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigations on the polymer-extracted composite fibers reveal that MWNT more readily disperse within the PC matrix and have higher aspect ratios than do SWNT; extraction of the polymer from the composite prior to TEM imaging helps overcome the common issue of poor atomic contrast between the CNT and the organic matrix. Stress-strain analysis on the composites fibers show that MWNT, in general, provide greater stiffness and strength than those based on SWNT. Despite significant reinforcement of the polycarbonate, the level of reinforcement is far below what could be achieved if the nanotubes were completely dispersed and aligned along the fiber axis as predicted by composite theory.

  17. Physical Properties of Niobium and Specifications for Fabrication of Superconducting Cavities

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    Antoine, C.; Foley, M.; Dhanaraj, N.; /Fermilab

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is important to distinguish among the properties of niobium, the ones that are related to the cavity's SRF performances, the formability of the material, and the mechanical behavior of the formed cavity. In general, the properties that dictate each of the above mentioned characteristics have a detrimental effect on one another and in order to preserve the superconducting properties without subduing the mechanical behavior, a balance has to be established. Depending on the applications, some parameters become less important and an understanding of the physical origin of the requirements might help in this optimization. SRF applications require high purity niobium (high RRR), but pure niobium is very soft from fabrication viewpoint. Moreover conventional fabrication techniques tend to override the effects of any metallurgical process meant to strengthen it. As those treatments dramatically affect the forming of the material they should be avoided. These unfavorable mechanical properties have to be accounted for in the design of the cavities rather than in the material specification. The aim of this paper is to review the significance of the important mechanical properties used to characterize niobium and to present the optimal range of values. Most of the following information deals with the specification of sheets for cell forming unless otherwise noted.

  18. Genetic and dietary effects on the physical properties, assembly and secretion of apoB-containing lipoproteins

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    Wang, Limin

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    profiles, the physical properties of lipoproteins in hamsters fed high-carbohydrate diets containing either 60% fructose or 60% cornstarch for 2 wk were studied. Fructose increased very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) particle diameter and decreased low...

  19. Characterization of thermo-physical properties and forced convective heat transfer of poly-alpha-olefin (PAO) nanofluids.

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    Nelson, Ian Carl

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    as an attractive option for more efficient heat removal for thermal management applications. Recent results reported in the literature show that the thermo-physical properties of coolants are enhanced considerably when seeded with very minute concentrations...

  20. Influence of Chemical and Physical Properties of Activated Carbon Powders on Oxygen Reduction and Microbial Fuel Cell Performance

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    Influence of Chemical and Physical Properties of Activated Carbon Powders on Oxygen Reduction 16802, United States *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Commercially available activated carbon (AC) powders made from different precursor materials (coal, peat, coconut shell, hardwood, and phenolic resin

  1. Impact of morphology and scale on the physical properties of periodic/quasiperiodic micro- and nano- structures

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    Jia, Lin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A central pillar of real-world engineering is controlled molding of different types of waves (such as optical and acoustic waves). The impact of these wave-molding devices is directly dependent on the level of wave control ...

  2. Variation of the shape and morphological properties of silica and metal oxide powders by electro homogeneous precipitation

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    Harris, Michael T. (Knoxville, TN); Basaran, Osman A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Sisson, Warren G. (Oak Ridge, TN); Brunson, Ronald R. (Lenoir City, TN)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a method for preparing irreversible linear aggregates (fibrils) of metal oxide powders by utilizing static or pulsed DC electrical fields across a relatively non-conducting liquid solvent in which organometal compounds or silicon alkoxides have been dissolved. The electric field is applied to the relatively non-conducting solution throughout the particle formation and growth process promoting the formation of either linear aggregates (fibrils) or spherical shaped particles as desired. Thus the present invention provides a physical method for altering the size, shape and porosity of precursor hydrous metal oxide or hydrous silicon oxide powders for the development of advanced ceramics with improved strength and insulating capacity.

  3. The effect of degree of vacuum on the physical and organoleptic properties of vacuum packaged beef wholesale cuts

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    Seideman, Steven Charles

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECT OF DEGREE OF VACUUM ON THE PHYSICAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF VACUUM PACKAGED BEEP WHOLESALE CUTS A Thesis STEVEN CHARLES SEIDEMAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University 1n partial fulfillment... of the requirements of the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August IH75 Ma)or Subject: Animal Science THE EFFECT OF DEGREE OF VACUUM ON THE PHYSICAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF VACUUM PACKAGED BEEF WHOLESALE CUTS A Thesi STEVEN CHARLES SEIDEMAN Approved...

  4. A comparison of the physical and chemical properties of asbestos, mineral wool and fibrous glass insulation material

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    Cowan, Michael Galen

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COMPARISON OF THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ASBESTOS, MINERAL WOOL AND FIBROUS GLASS INSULATION MATERIAL A Thesis by MICHAEL GALEN COWAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AMi University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1984 Major Subject: Industrial Hygiene A COMPARISON OF THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ASBESTOS, MINERAL WOOL AND FIBROUS GLASS INSULATION MATERIAL A Thesis by MICHAEL GALEN COWAN Approved...

  5. Monte Carlo calculations of the physical properties of RDX, {beta}-HMX, and TATB

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    Sewell, T.D.

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Atomistic Monte Carlo simulations in the NpT ensemble are used to calculate the physical properties of crystalline RDX, {beta}-HMX, and TATB. Among the issues being considered are the effects of various treatments of the intermolecular potential, inclusion of intramolecular flexibility, and simulation size dependence of the results. Calculations of the density, lattice energy, and lattice parameters are made over a wide range of pressures; thereby allowing for predictions of the bulk and linear coefficients of isothermal expansion of the crystals. Comparison with experiment is made where possible.

  6. Areal distribution of clay minerals and their relationship to physical properties, Gulf of Mexico

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    Hottman, William Edward

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the first major works examining physical properties of Gulf of Mexico sediments was by Fisk and McCle lland (1959). They dis- cussed the influence of the geology of the Louisiana continental shelf on offshore foundation design, They showed that foundation... of the variation in shear strength can be attributed to either depth in core or to a change in water content. Bouma et a!. (1972) showed the importance of geo- technical investigation through their comparison of geological and engineering parameters of marine...

  7. Thermal and Physical Properties of Plutonium Dioxide Produced from the Oxidation of Metal: a Data Summary

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    Wayne, David M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The ARIES Program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory removes plutonium metal from decommissioned nuclear weapons, and converts it to plutonium dioxide in a specially-designed Direct Metal Oxidation furnace. The plutonium dioxide is analyzed for specific surface area, particle size distribution, and moisture content. The purpose of these analyses is to certify that the plutonium dioxide powder meets or exceeds the specifications of the end-user, and the specifications for the packaging and transport of nuclear materials. Analytical results from plutonium dioxide from ARIES development activities, from ARIES production activities, from muffle furnace oxidation of metal, and from metal that was oxidized over a lengthy time interval in air at room temperature, are presented. The processes studied produce plutonium dioxide powder with distinct differences in measured properties, indicating the significant influence of oxidation conditions on physical properties.

  8. Status of Initial Assessment of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Graphite Grades for NGNP Appkications

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    Strizak, Joe P [ORNL; Burchell, Timothy D [ORNL; Windes, Will [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Current candidate graphite grades for the core structures of NGNP include grades NBG-17, NBG-18, PCEA and IG-430. Both NBG-17 and NBG-18 are manufactured using pitch coke, and are vibrationally molded. These medium grain products are produced by SGL Carbon SAS (France). Tayo Tanso (Japan) produces IG-430 which is a petroleum coke, isostatically molded, nuclear grade graphite. And PCEA is a medium grain, extruded graphite produced by UCAR Carbon Co. (USA) from petroleum coke. An experimental program has been initiated to develop physical and mechanical properties data for these current candidate graphites. The results will be judged against the requirements for nuclear grade graphites set forth in ASTM standard D 7219-05 "Standard Specification for Isotropic and Near-isotropic Nuclear Graphites". Physical properties data including thermal conductivity and coefficient of thermal expansion, and mechanical properties data including tensile, compressive and flexural strengths will be obtained using the established test methods covered in D-7219 and ASTM C 781-02 "Standard Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Components for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactors". Various factors known to effect the properties of graphites will be investigated. These include specimen size, spatial location within a graphite billet, specimen orientation (ag and wg) within a billet, and billet-to-billet variations. The current status of the materials characterization program is reported herein. To date billets of the four graphite grades have been procured, and detailed cut up plans for obtaining the various specimens have been prepared. Particular attention has been given to the traceability of each specimen to its spatial location and orientation within a billet.

  9. Variation of the shape and morphological properties of silica and metal oxide powders by electro homogeneous precipitation

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    Harris, M.T.; Basaran, O.A.; Sisson, W.G.; Brunson, R.R.

    1997-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a method for preparing irreversible linear aggregates (fibrils) of metal oxide powders by utilizing static or pulsed DC electrical fields across a relatively non-conducting liquid solvent in which organometal compounds or silicon alkoxides have been dissolved. The electric field is applied to the relatively non-conducting solution throughout the particle formation and growth process promoting the formation of either linear aggregates (fibrils) or spherical shaped particles as desired. Thus the present invention provides a physical method for altering the size, shape and porosity of precursor hydrous metal oxide or hydrous silicon oxide powders for the development of advanced ceramics with improved strength and insulating capacity. 3 figs.

  10. Physical properties of solar polar jets: A statistical study with Hinode XRT data

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    Paraschiv, A R; Sterling, A C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The target of this work is to investigate the physical nature of polar jets in the solar corona and their possible contribution to coronal heating and solar wind flow based on the analysis of X-ray images acquired by the Hinode XRT telescope. We estimate the di?erent forms of energy associated with many of these small-scale eruptions, in particular the kinetic energy and enthalpy. Two Hinode XRT campaign datasets focusing on the two polar coronal holes were selected to analyze the physical properties of coronal jets; the analyzed data were acquired using a series of three XRT filters. Typical kinematical properties (e.g., length, thickness, lifetime, ejection rate, and velocity) of 18 jets are evaluated from the observed sequences, thus providing information on their possible contribution to the fast solar wind flux escaping from coronal holes. Electron temperatures and densities of polar-jet plasmas are also estimated using ratios of the intensities observed in di?erent filters. We find that the largest amou...

  11. Effect of reductant and PVP on morphology and magnetic property of ultrafine Ni powders prepared via hydrothermal route

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    Zhang, Jun, E-mail: j-zhang@126.com; Wang, Xiucai; Li, Lili; Li, Chengxuan; Peng, Shuge

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: The ultrafine Ni powders with the shapes including sphere, pearl-string, leaf, fish-bone, hexagonal sheet and silknet were prepared through one-step hydrothermal reduction using different reductants. Their saturation magnetization, remanent magnetization and coercivity sequentially increase, and the coercivity of hexagonal sheet-like Ni powders increases by 25% compared with the Ni bulk counterpart. - Highlights: • The ultrafine Ni powders with various shapes of sphere, fish-bone, hexagonal sheet, etc. • Facile and one-step hydrothermal reduction using three reductants and PVP additive was developed. • Magnetic properties of the ultrafine Ni powders with different shapes were measured. • Compared with bulk Ni material, coercivity of hexagonal sheet Ni increases by 25%. • The formation mechanism of the shapes was suggested. - Abstract: The ultrafine nickel particles with different shapes including sphere, pearl-string, leaf, fish-bone, hexagonal sheet and silknet were prepared through one-step hydrothermal reduction using hydrazine hydrate, sodium hypophosphite and ethylene glycol as reductants, polyvinylpyrrolidone as structure-directing agent. It has been verified with the characterization of X-ray powder diffraction and transmission/scanning electronic microscopy that as-prepared products belong to face-centered cubic structure of nickel microcrystals with high purity and fine dispersity. The magnetic hysteresis loops measured at room temperature reveal that the values of saturation magnetization, remanent magnetization and coercivity rise sequentially from silknet, sphere to hexagonal sheet. In comparison with nickel bulk counterpart, the coercivity of the hexagonal sheet nickel powders increases by 25%.

  12. Critical porosity: The key to relating physical properties to porosity in rocks

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    Nur, A.M.; Mavko, G.; Dvorkin, J.; Gal, D.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Many classes of rock such as sandstones, dolomites, chalks, and cracked igneous rocks have each a distinct characteristic porosity above which the material behaves as s suspension. The porosity at which this system changes, or transforms from isostress to solid load-bearing is defined here as the critical porosity {phi}{sub c}. It is easy to envision that at {phi}{sub c} not only the mechanical moduli, but also other properties such as strength and electrical conductivity, may also undergo transformations. Consequently, the critical porosity must be a fundamental property of a given porous system, not just of one of its physical properties. The observed values of {phi}{sub c} range from .005 for cracked granites to .30 or .40 for limestones, dolomites and sandstones, .60 for chalks and .90 for volcanic glasses. The data suggest that (1) A critical porosity value {phi}{sub c} exists which is typical of a given class of porous materials. Each class is defined on the basis of its common mineralogy or diagenetic porosity reduction processes. (2) Given {phi}{sub c} it may be possible to closely approximate the relation between porosity and velocity, over the entire range of porosity, with a modified mixture relation, in which the mixed components are the pure solid on one end, and a critical suspension on the other. (3) Without {phi}{sub c}, theory cannot yield reliable or useful velocity-porosity relations.

  13. Molecular modeling of the morphology and transport properties of two direct methanol fuel cell membranes: phenylated sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone ketone) versus Nafion

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    Devanathan, Ramaswami; Idupulapati, Nagesh B.; Dupuis, Michel

    2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used molecular dynamics simulations to examine membrane morphology and the transport of water, methanol and hydronium in phenylated sulfonated poly ether ether ketone ketone (Ph-SPEEKK) and Nafion membranes at 360 K for a range of hydration levels. At comparable hydration levels, the pore diameter is smaller, the sulfonate groups are more closely packed, the hydronium ions are more strongly bound to sulfonate groups, and the diffusion of water and hydronium is slower in Ph-SPEEKK relative to the corresponding properties in Nafion. The aromatic carbon backbone of Ph-SPEEKK is less hydrophobic than the fluorocarbon backbone of Nafion. Water network percolation occurs at a hydration level ({lambda}) of {approx}8 H{sub 2}O/SO{sub 3}{sup -}. At {lambda} = 20, water, methanol and hydronium diffusion coefficients were 1.4 x 10{sup -5}, 0.6 x 10{sup -5} and 0.2 x 10{sup -5} cm{sup 2}/s, respectively. The pore network in Ph-SPEEKK evolves dynamically and develops wide pores for {lambda} > 20, which leads to a jump in methanol crossover and ion transport. This study demonstrates the potential of aromatic membranes as low-cost challengers to Nafion for direct methanol fuel cell applications and the need to develop innovative strategies to combat methanol crossover at high hydration levels.

  14. Non-Invasive Diagnostics for Measuring Physical Properties and Processes in High Level Wastes

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    Robert Powell; David Pfund

    2005-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This research demonstrated the usefulness of tomographic techniques for determining the physical properties of slurry suspensions. Of particular interest was the measurement of the viscosity of suspensions in complex liquids and modeling these. We undertook a long rage program that used two techniques, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonic pulsed Doppler velocimetry. Our laboratory originally developed both of these for the measurement of viscosity of complex liquids and suspensions. We have shown that the relationship between shear viscosity and shear rate can be determined over a wide range of shear rates from a single measurement. We have also demonstrated these techniques for many non-Newtonian fluids which demonstrate highly shear thinning behavior. This technique was extended to determine the yield stress with systems of interacting particles. To model complex slurries that may be found in wastes applications, we have also used complex slurries that are found in industrial applications

  15. Geochemical and physical properties of wetland soils at the Savannah River site

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    Dixon, K.L; Rogers, V.A.; Conner, S.P.; Cummings, C.L.; Gladden, J.B.; Weber, J.M.

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Savannah River Site (SRS), located in Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina, is a nuclear production facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC). To facilitate future human health and ecological risk assessments, treatability studies, remedial investigations, and feasibility studies for its wetland areas, SRS needs a database of background geochemical and physical properties of wetland soils. These data are needed for comparison to data collected from wetland soils that may have been affected by SRS operations. SRS contains 36,000 acres of wetlands and an additional 5,000 acres of bottom land soils subject to flooding. Recent studies of wetland soils near various waste units at SRS show that some wetlands have been impacted by releases of contaminants resulting from SRS operations (WSRC, 1992). Waste waters originating from the operations facilities typically have been discharged into seepage basins located in upland soils, direct discharge of waste water to wetland areas has been minimal. This suggests that impacted wetland areas have been affected indirectly as a result of transport mechanisms such as surface runoff, groundwater seeps, fluvial or sediment transport, and leaching. Looney et al. (1990) conducted a study to characterize the geochemical and physical properties of upland soils and shallow sediments on the SRS. A primary objective of the upland study was to collect the data needed to assess the qualitative and quantitative impacts of SRS operations on the environment. By comparing the upland soils data to data collected from waste units located in similar soils, SRS impacts could be assessed. The data were also intended to aid in selection of remediation alternatives. Because waste units at SRS have historically been located in upland areas, wetland soils were not sampled. (Abstract Truncated)

  16. Associating Physical and Chemical Properties to Evaluate Buffer Materials by Th and U Sorption

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    Jan, Yi-Lin; Chen, Tzu-Yun; Cheng, Hwai-Ping; Hsu, Chun-Nan; Tseng, Chia-Liang; Wei,Yuan-Yaw; Yang, Jen-Yan; Ke, Cheng-Hsiung; Chuang, Jui-Tang; Teng, Shi-Ping

    2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The physical and chemical properties of buffer materials to be used for a radwaste disposal repository should be evaluated prior to use. In a conventional approach, independent studies of physical and/or chemical characteristics are conducted. This study investigated the relationship between the plastic index (PI) and distribution ratio (Rd) of buffer materials composed of varying ratios of quartz sand and bentonite. Thorium (Th) and Uranium (U) were the nuclides of interest, and both synthetic groundwater and seawater were used as the liquid phases to simulate conditions representative of deep geological disposal within an island. Atterberg tests were used to determine PI values, and batch sorption experiments were employed to measure Rd values. The results show that Th reached maximum sorption behavior when the bentonite content exceeded 30 % of the mixture. Contrariwise, the sorption of U increased linearly with bentonite content, up to bentonite contents of 100%, and this correlation was present regardless of the liquid phase used. A further result is that U has a better additivity with respect to Rd than Th in both synthetic groundwater and synthetic seawater. These results will allow a determination of more effective buffer material composition, and improved estimates of the overall Rd of the buffer material mixture from the Rd of each mineral component.

  17. Simulating the physical properties of dark matter and gas inside the cosmic web

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    K. Dolag; M. Meneghetti; L. Moscardini; E. Rasia; A. Bonaldi

    2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the results of a high-resolution, cosmological hydrodynamical re-simulation of a supercluster-like region we investigate the physical properties of the gas located along the filaments and bridges which constitute the so-called cosmic web. First we analyze the main characteristics of the density, temperature and velocity fields, which have quite different distributions, reflecting the complex dynamics of the structure formation process. Then we quantify the signals which originate from the matter in the filaments by considering different observables. Inside the cosmic web, we find that the halo density is about 4-6 times larger than in the neighbouring region; the bremsstrahlung X-ray surface brightness reaches at most 10e-16 erg/s/cm^2/armin^2; the Compton-y parameter due to the thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect is about 10e-6; the reduced shear produced by the weak lensing effect is ~ 0.01-0.02. These results confirm the difficulty of an observational detection of the cosmic web. Finally we find that projection effects of the filamentary network can affect the estimates of the properties of single clusters, increasing their X-ray luminosity by less than 10% and their central Compton-y parameter by up to 30% cent.

  18. The application of size- resolved hygroscopicity measurements to understand the physical and chemical properties of ambient aerosol

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    Santarpia, Joshua Lee

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    THE APPLICATION OF SIZE-RESOLVED HYGROSCOPICITY MEASUREMENTS TO UNDERSTANDING THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF AMBIENT AEROSOL A Dissertation by JOSHUA L. SANTARPIA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF AMBIENT AEROSOL A Dissertation by JOSHUA L. SANTARPIA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved...

  19. INITIAL COMPARISON OF BASELINE PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES FOR THE VHTR CANDIDATE GRAPHITE GRADES

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    Carroll, Mark C

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High-purity graphite is the core structural material of choice in the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) design, a graphite-moderated, helium-cooled configuration that is capable of producing thermal energy for power generation as well as process heat for industrial applications that require temperatures higher than the outlet temperatures of present nuclear reactors. The Baseline Graphite Characterization Program is endeavoring to minimize the conservative estimates of as-manufactured mechanical and physical properties in nuclear-grade graphites by providing comprehensive data that captures the level of variation in measured values. In addition to providing a thorough comparison between these values in different graphite grades, the program is also carefully tracking individual specimen source, position, and orientation information in order to provide comparisons both in specific properties and in the associated variability between different lots, different billets, and different positions from within a single billet. This report is a preliminary comparison between each of the grades of graphite that are considered “candidate” grades from four major international graphite producers. These particular grades (NBG-18, NBG-17, PCEA, IG-110, and 2114) are the major focus of the evaluations presently underway on irradiated graphite properties through the series of Advanced Graphite Creep (AGC) experiments. NBG-18, a medium-grain pitch coke graphite from SGL from which billets are formed via vibration molding, was the favored structural material in the pebble-bed configuration. NBG-17 graphite from SGL is essentially NBG-18 with the grain size reduced by a factor of two. PCEA, petroleum coke graphite from GrafTech with a similar grain size to NBG-17, is formed via an extrusion process and was initially considered the favored grade for the prismatic layout. IG-110 and 2114, from Toyo Tanso and Mersen (formerly Carbone Lorraine), respectively, are fine-grain grades produced via an isomolding process. An analysis of the comparison between each of these grades will include not only the differences in fundamental and statistically-significant individual strength levels, but also the differences in variability in properties within each of the grades that will ultimately provide the basis for the prediction of in-service performance. The comparative performance of the different types of nuclear-grade graphites will continue to evolve as thousands more specimens are fully characterized from the numerous grades of graphite being evaluated.

  20. www.thermo.com/pierce Vol. 14, Issue 220 The chemical and physical properties of peptides are

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    www.thermo.com/pierce Vol. 14, Issue 220 The chemical and physical properties of peptides. For assistance in peptide design please contact services.biopolymers@thermo.com. General Guidelines for Preparing with the peptide. For further information contact our technical support team at services.biopolymers@thermo

  1. Physical and magnetic properties of highly aluminum doped strontium ferrite nanoparticles prepared by auto-combustion route

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    Liu, J. Ping

    Physical and magnetic properties of highly aluminum doped strontium ferrite nanoparticles prepared-Hexaferrite Al doped Sr-Ferrite High Coercivity Ferrite a b s t r a c t Highly Al3þ ion doped nanocrystalline Sr microscope show growth of needle shaped ferrites with high aspect ratio at Al3þ ion content exceeding xZ2. Al

  2. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 126 (2001) 93108 Rock-magnetic properties of TRM carrying baked and

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 126 (2001) 93­108 Rock-magnetic properties of TRM produced large areas of thermally altered sedimentary rocks with large magnetic moments. The natural remanent magnetization (NRM) and thermoremanent magnetization (TRM) intensities and low

  3. 46.1 Shear Viscosity An important mechanical property of fluids is viscosity. Physical systems and applications as diverse as

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    46-1 46.1 Shear Viscosity An important mechanical property of fluids is viscosity. Physical systems involve fluid flow and are controlled to some degree by fluid viscosity. Viscosity is the tendency, viscosity is related to molecular dif- fusion and depends on the interactions between molecules or

  4. Physical properties of the neutrophil nucleus Nuclear envelope composition determines the ability of neutrophil-type cells to passage through

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    Rowat, Amy C.

    Physical properties of the neutrophil nucleus 1 Nuclear envelope composition determines the ability and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 6 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of New England, Portland, ME 04103 7 Division

  5. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 88, 042146 (2013) Uncovering wind turbine properties through two-dimensional stochastic modeling of wind dynamics

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    Peinke, Joachim

    PHYSICAL REVIEW E 88, 042146 (2013) Uncovering wind turbine properties through two, such as the rated speed of the wind turbine or the descriptive wind speed statistics, can be related to the equations describing the evolution of power production and wind speed at single wind turbines. DOI: 10

  6. Geochemical and physical properties of soils and shallow sediments at the Savannah River Site

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    Looney, B.B.; Eddy, C.A.; Ramdeen, M.; Pickett, J. (Savannah River Lab., Aiken, SC (USA)); Rogers, V. (Soil Conservation Service, Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Site Savannah River Lab., Aiken, SC (USA)); Scott, M.T.; Shirley, P.A. (Sirrine Environmental Consultants, Greenville, SC (USA))

    1990-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A program to characterize the geochemical and physical properties of the unimpacted soils and shallow sediments at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has been completed. The maximum, minimum, median, standard deviation, and mean values for metals, radionuclides, inorganic anions, organic compounds, and agricultural indicator parameters are summarized for six soil series that were identified as representative of the 29 soil series at SRS. The soils from unimpacted areas of SRS are typical of soils found in moderately aggressive weathering environments, including the southeastern United States. Appendix 8 organic compounds were detected in all samples. Since these constituents are not generally present in soil, this portion of the investigation was intended to assess possible laboratory artifacts. An additional objective of the SRS Soil Study was to determine if the composition of the split spoon sampler biased chemical analysis of the soils. Twenty-five duplicate samples were analyzed for a number of metals, radiological and agricultural parameters, and organics by two laboratories currently contracted with to analyze samples during waste site characterization. In all cases, the absolute values of the average differences are relatively small compared to the overall variability in the population. 31 refs., 14 figs., 48 tabs.

  7. Physical Properties Models for Simulation of Processes to Treat INEEL Tank Farm Waste: Thermodynamic Equilibrium

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    Nichols, Todd Travis; Taylor, Dean Dalton

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A status is presented of the development during FY2002 of a database for physical properties models for the simulation of the treatment of Sodium-Bearing Waste (SBW) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. An activity coefficient model is needed for concentrated, aqueous, multi-electrolyte solutions that can be used by process design practitioners. Reasonable first-order estimates of activity coefficients in the relevant media are needed rather than an incremental improvement in theoretical approaches which are not usable by practitioners. A comparison of the Electrolyte Non-Random Two-Liquid (ENRTL) and Pitzer ion-interaction models for the thermodynamic representation of SBW is presented. It is concluded that Pitzer's model is superior to ENRTL in modeling treatment processes for SBW. The applicability of the Pitzer treatment to high concentrations of pertinent species and to the determination of solubilities and chemical equilibria is addressed. Alternate values of Pitzer parameters for HCl, H2SO4, and HNO3 are proposed, applicable up to 16m, and 12m, respectively. Partial validation of the implementation of Pitzer's treatment within the commercial process simulator ASPEN Plus was performed.

  8. Physical Properties Models for Simulation of Processes to Treat INEEL Tank Farm Waste: Thermodynamic Equilibrium

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    Nichols, T.T.; Taylor, D.D.

    2002-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A status is presented of the development during FY2002 of a database for physical properties models for the simulation of the treatment of Sodium-Bearing Waste (SBW) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. An activity coefficient model is needed for concentrated, aqueous, multi-electrolyte solutions that can be used by process design practitioners. Reasonable first-order estimates of activity coefficients in the relevant media are needed rather than an incremental improvement in theoretical approaches which are not usable by practitioners. A comparison of the Electrolyte Non-Random Two-Liquid (ENRTL) and Pitzer ion-interaction models for the thermodynamic representation of SBW is presented. It is concluded that Pitzer's model is superior to ENRTL in modeling treatment processes for SBW. The applicability of the Pitzer treatment to high concentrations of pertinent species and to the determination of solubilities and chemical equilibria is addressed. Alternate values of Pitzer parameters for HCl, H2SO4, and HNO3 are proposed, applicable up to 16m, and 12m, respectively. Partial validation of the implementation of Pitzer's treatment within the commercial process simulator ASPEN Plus was performed.

  9. Lidar Measurements of the Vertical Distribution of Aerosol Optical and Physical Properties over Central Asia

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    Chen, Boris B.; Sverdlik, Leonid G.; Imashev, Sanjar A.; Solomon, Paul A.; Lantz, Jeffrey; Schauer, James J.; Shafer, Martin M.; Artamonova, Maria S.; Carmichael, Gregory R.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The vertical structure of aerosol optical and physical properties was measured by Lidar in Eastern Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, from June 2008 to May 2009. Lidar measurements were supplemented with surface-based measurements of PM2.5and PM10mass and chemical composition in both size fractions. Dust transported into the region is common, being detected 33% of the time. The maximum frequency occurred in the spring of 2009. Dust transported to Central Asia comes from regional sources, for example, Taklimakan desert and Aral Sea basin, and from long-range transport, for example, deserts of Arabia, Northeast Africa, Iran, and Pakistan. Regional sources are characterized by pollutionmore »transport with maximum values of coarse particles within the planetary boundary layer, aerosol optical thickness, extinction coefficient, integral coefficient of aerosol backscatter, and minimum values of the Ångström exponent. Pollution associated with air masses transported over long distances has different characteristics during autumn, winter, and spring. During winter, dust emissions were low resulting in high values of the Ångström exponent (about 0.51) and the fine particle mass fraction (64%). Dust storms were more frequent during spring with an increase in coarse dust particles in comparison to winter. The aerosol vertical profiles can be used to lower uncertainty in estimating radiative forcing.« less

  10. Optical, physical, and chemical properties of springtime aerosol over Barrow Alaska in 2008

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    Shantz, Nicole C.; Gultepe, Ismail; Andrews, Elisabeth; Zelenyuk, Alla; Earle, Michael; MacDonald, A. M.; Liu, Peter S.; Leaitch, W. R.

    2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Airborne observations from four flights during the 2008 Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) are used to examine some cloud-free optical, physical, and chemical properties of aerosol particles in the springtime Arctic troposphere. The number concentrations of particles larger than 0.12 ?m (Na>120), important for light extinction and cloud droplet formation, ranged from 15 to 2260 cm?3, with the higher Na>120 cases dominated by measurements from two flights of long-range transported biomass burning (BB) aerosols. The two other flights examined here document a relatively clean aerosol and an Arctic Haze aerosol impacted by larger particles largely composed of dust. For observations from the cleaner case and the BB cases, the particle light scattering coefficients at low relative humidity (RH<20%) increased nonlinearly with increasing Na>120, driven mostly by an increase in mean sizes of particles with increasing Na>120 (BB cases). For those three cases, particle light absorption coefficients also increased nonlinearly with increasing Na>120 and linearly with increasing submicron particle volume concentration. In addition to black carbon, brown carbon was estimated to have increased light absorption coefficients by 27% (450 nm wavelength) and 14% (550 nm) in the BB cases. For the case with strong dust influence, the absorption relative to submicron particle volume was small compared with the other cases. There was a slight gradient of Passive Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer Probe (PCASP) mean volume diameter (MVD) towards smaller sizes with increasing height, which suggests more scavenging of the more elevated particles, consistent with a typically longer lifetime of particles higher in the atmosphere. However, in approximately 10% of the cases, the MVD increased (>0.4 ?m) with increasing altitude, suggesting transport of larger fine particle mass (possibly coarse particle mass) at high levels over the Arctic. This may be because of transport of larger particles at higher elevations and relatively slow deposition to the surface.

  11. Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction: Chemical and Physical Properties of the Optimized Solvent

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    Delmau, L.H.

    2002-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This work was undertaken to optimize the solvent used in the Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) process and to measure key chemical and physical properties related to its performance in the removal of cesium from the alkaline high-level salt waste stored in tanks at the Savannah River Site. The need to adjust the solvent composition arose from the prior discovery that the previous baseline solvent was supersaturated with respect to the calixarene extractant. The following solvent-component concentrations in Isopar{reg_sign} L diluent are recommended: 0.007 M calix[4]arene-bis(tert-octylbenzo-crown-6) (BOBCalixC6) extractant, 0.75 M 1-(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol (Cs-7SB) phase modifier, and 0.003 M tri-n-octylamine (TOA) stripping aid. Criteria for this selection included BOBCalixC6 solubility, batch cesium distribution ratios (D{sub Cs}), calculated flowsheet robustness, third-phase formation, coalescence rate (dispersion numbers), and solvent density. Although minor compromises within acceptable limits were made in flowsheet robustness and solvent density, significant benefits were gained in lower risk of third-phase formation and lower solvent cost. Data are also reported for the optimized solvent regarding the temperature dependence of D{sub Cs} in extraction, scrubbing, and stripping (ESS); ESS performance on recycle; partitioning of BOBCalixC6, Cs-7SB, and TOA to aqueous process solutions; partitioning of organic anions; distribution of metals; solvent phase separation at low temperatures; solvent stability to elevated temperatures; and solvent density and viscosity. Overall, the technical risk of the CSSX process has been reduced by resolving previously identified issues and raising no new issues.

  12. Physics

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  14. COVER Graphene has aroused multidisciplinary interest because of its unique morphology and chemical structure as well as excellent physicochemical and electronic properties. In this review, recent

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    Texas at San Antonio, University of

    #12;COVER Graphene has aroused multidisciplinary interest because of its unique morphology significant advances in the synthesis of graphene and graphene-related nanomaterials using different methods are summarized. The important roles of graphene-based nanomaterials for high- performance pollutant removal

  15. Some physical and biological properties of the nuclear polyhedrosis virus of Heliothis zea (Boddie) and Heliothis virescens (Fabricius)

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    MacFarlane, Johnny James

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    University Directed by: Dr. L. L. Keeley Laboratory investi ations were conducted into so ie of the physical and biological properties of the nuclear polyhedrosis virus ("!PV) of Heliothis zea (Boddie) and Peiiothi s virescens (Fabricius). information... the ranges of shapes and. sizes reported f' or other insect nuclear viruses. In contrast, the strength of alkali and dis- solving period necessary to dissolve Heliothis nuclear polyhedra are somewhat higher than those reported for other insect polyhedra...

  16. Effect of tillage systems, row configuration-spacing and plant population on soil physical properties, evapotranspiration and dryland sorghum yields

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    Salinas-Garcia, Jaime Roel

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EFFECT OF T ILLAGE SYSTEMS & R01I CONF IGURAT I ON SPACING AND PLANT POPULATION ON SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION AND DRYLAND SORGHUM YIELDS A Thesis by JAIME ROEL SALINAS-GARCIA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM... AND DRYLAND SORGHUM YIELDS A Thesis by JAIME ROEL SALINAS-GARCIA Approved as to style and content by: (Co-Chairman of Committ. ee) ( o-Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Head of Department) December 1981 ABSTRACT Effect of Tillage Systems, Row...

  17. Physics

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  18. A comprehensive program to develop correlations for the physical properties of Kraft black liquor. Interim report No. 3

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    Fricke, A.L.; Dong, D.J.; Schmidl, G.W.; Stoy, M.A.; Zaman, A.A.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The black liquor properties program has been conducted over this last period so as to systematically collect data on properties, liquor composition, and lignin characteristics very carefully by methods that have developed during this program. Complete data has been collected for Slash Pine black liquors made by experimental pulping at different pulping conditions. In addition, data has been collected for mill liquors and partial properties or composition data has been collected on Slash Pine black liquors. Data reduction methods have been developed or extended for correlation of viscosity, heat capacity, heat of dilution, and density. Correlation of properties to pulping conditions and of composition to. pulping conditions has begun. In most cases, data reduction methods have been developed that are fundamentally based and that have been shown to be generally applicable to all black liquors. In the near future, we fully expect to accomplish our goal of developing generalized correlations relating physical properties of Slash Pine kraft black liquors to liquor composition. This interim report reviews the methods used, describes examples of data reduction methods that have been developed, and presents some preliminary results for correlation of liquor composition and properties to pulping conditions for Slash Pine black liquors.

  19. Physical properties of erbium implanted tungsten oxide films deposited by reactive dual magnetron sputtering

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    Mohamed, Sodky H.; Anders, Andre

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Handbook of Inorganic Electrochromic Materials. Amsterdam:electrodes in electrochromic devices [4]. Particularly,optical, electrical and electrochromic properties [6-8],

  20. Evolution of chemical, biological, and physical water properties in the northern California Current in 2005

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    Hickey, Barbara

    in 2005: Remote or local wind forcing? B. Hickey,1 A. MacFadyen,1 W. Cochlan,2 R. Kudela,3 K. Bruland,3. Cochlan, R. Kudela, K. Bruland, and C. Trick (2006), Evolution of chemical, biological, and physical water

  1. Rock Physics Characterization of Organic-Rich Shale Formations to Predict Organic Properties

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    Bush, Brandon

    2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    rely on to assess the economic potential of these formations are: total organic carbon (TOC), thermal maturity, hydrocarbon saturation, porosity, mineralogy and brittleness. In this thesis, I investigate rock physics models and methods for the possible...

  2. An investigation of the mechanical and physical properties of copper-silver alloys and the use of these alloys in Pre-Columbian America

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    Taylor, Shannon L., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In both the Andean zone of South America and in Mesoamerica, copper-silver alloys were important in the production of thin, silver-colored sheet metal artifacts. This thesis examines the mechanical and physical properties ...

  3. Rock Physics Characterization of Organic-Rich Shale Formations to Predict Organic Properties 

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    Bush, Brandon

    2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrocarbon production from organic-rich shale formations has significantly increased since the advent of sophisticated recovery techniques which allow for economical production from such formations. The primary formation properties that operators...

  4. Fluctuations in ASHRAE Refrigerant Physical Properties and the Effect on Single and Two Phase Flow 

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    Nagy, Paul

    2014-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    handbook edition is released. Thirteen properties (liquid and vapor viscosity, thermal conductivity, specific heat, enthalpy, surface tension, density and specific volume) from five widely used refrigerants (R-22, R-134a, R-410a, R-152a, R-600a...

  5. Connecting the Physical Properties of Galaxies with the Overdensity and Tidal Shear of the Large-Scale Environment

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    Jounghun Lee; Cheng Li

    2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We have examined the correlations between the large-scale environment of galaxies and their physical properties, using a sample of 28,354 nearby galaxies drawn from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the large-scale tidal field reconstructed in real space from the 2Mass Redshift Survey and smoothed over a radius of $\\sim 6 h^{-1}$Mpc. The large-scale environment is expressed in terms of the overdensity, the ellipticity of the shear and the type of the large-scale structure. The physical properties analyzed include $r$-band absolute magnitude $M_{^{0.1}r}$, stellar mass $M_\\ast$, $g-r$ colour, concentration parameter $R_{90}/R_{50}$ and surface stellar mass density $\\mu_\\ast$. Both luminosity and stellar mass are found to be statistically linked to the large-scale environment, regardless of how the environment is quantified. More luminous (massive) galaxies reside preferentially in the regions with higher densities, lower ellipticities and halo-like structures. At fixed luminosity, the large-scale overdensity depends strongly on parameters related to the recent star formation history, that is colour and D(4000), but is almost independent of the structural parameters $R_{90}/R_{50}$ and $\\mu_\\ast$. All the physical properties are statistically linked to the shear of the large-scale environment even when the large-scale density is constrained to a narrow range. This statistical link has been found to be most significant in the quasi-linear regions where the large-scale density approximates to an order of unity, but no longer significant in highly nonlinear regimes with $\\delta_{\\rm LS}\\gg 1$.

  6. Statistical Analysis and Geologic Evaluation of Laboratory-Derived Physical Property Data for Selected Nevada Test Site Core Samples of Non-Zeolitized Tuffs

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2009-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A statistical analysis and geologic evaluation of recently acquired laboratory-derived physical property data are being performed to better understand and more precisely correlate physical properties with specific geologic parameters associated with non-zeolitized tuffs at the Nevada Test Site. Physical property data include wet and dry bulk density, grain density (i.e., specific gravity), total porosity, and effective porosity. Geologic parameters utilized include degree of welding, lithology, stratigraphy, geographic area, and matrix mineralogy (i.e., vitric versus devitrified). Initial results indicate a very good correlation between physical properties and geologic parameters such as degree of welding, lithology, and matrix mineralogy. However, physical properties appear to be independent of stratigraphy and geographic area, suggesting that the data are transferrable with regards to these two geologic parameters. Statistical analyses also indicate that the assumed grain density of 2.65 grams per cubic centimeter used to calculate porosity in some samples is too high. This results in corresponding calculated porosity values approximately 5 percent too high (e.g., 45 percent versus 40 percent), which can be significant in the lower porosity rocks. Similar analyses and evaluations of zeolitic tuffs and carbonate rock physical properties data are ongoing as well as comparisons to geophysical log values.

  7. Construction and physical properties of Kerr black holes with scalar hair

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    Herdeiro, Carlos

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kerr black holes with scalar hair are solutions of the Einstein-Klein-Gordon field equations describing regular (on and outside an event horizon), asymptotically flat black holes with scalar hair (arXiv:1403.2757). These black holes interpolate continuously between the Kerr solution and rotating boson stars in D=4 spacetime dimensions. Here we provide details on their construction, discussing properties of the ansatz, the field equations, the boundary conditions and the numerical strategy. Then, we present an overview of the parameter space of the solutions, and describe in detail the space-time structure of the black holes exterior geometry and of the scalar field for a sample of reference solutions. Phenomenological properties of potential astrophysical interest are also discussed, and the stability properties and possible generalizations are commented on. As supplementary material to this paper we make available numerical data files for the sample of reference solutions discussed, for public use.

  8. On the use of software quality metrics to im-prove physical properties of embedded systems

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    Wagner, Flávio Rech

    , such as perfor- #12;2 mance, memory, energy, power, size, and weight, guided by design constraints. Other design strat- egy regarding low level, physical characteristics like performance, energy, and memory important and related metrics are reuse, time-to-market, and price. Although many methodologies extract

  9. Prediction of cement physical properties by virtual testing C.J. Haecker

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    Bentz, Dale P.

    industry performs extensive physical testing to assess the quality9f their product, resulting in large, compressive strength development, and pore solution concentrations. When the starting materials high quality long lasting concrete structures, cements of a high and consistent quality must

  10. Variation in physical rock properties determined from sonic logs at a South Texas lignite mine

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    Cato, Kerry Don

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    or underburden units which were identified as potential problem units. S1gn1ficance of Study In the planning and design of a Gulf Coast lignite mi ne, a need exists to deter nine the variability of phys1cal rock properties within strati graphic units...VARIATION IN PHVSICAL ROCK PROPERTIES DETERMINED FROM SONIC LOGS AT A SOUTH TEXAS LIGNITE MINE A Thesis by KERRV OON CATO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  11. The effects of drainage and amendments on the physical and chemical properties of bauxite residue 

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    Thompson, Thomas Lee

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the properties of the residue were studied. The objective was to improve the properties of the residue before adding it to sandy soils. The CEC increased with pH, as would be expected with variable-charge minerals, and the adsorption of phosphate decreased...), or into the ocean (Baseden, 1976). Baseden (1976) reported that seawater could be mixed with the residue, reducing the pH of the residue by precipitating Ca and Ng carbonates. The resulting supernatant solution was then pumped into the ocean. This method...

  12. Chemical and Physical Properties of Nanomaterials for Model Catalytic Systems and Smart Polymer Membranes 

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    Skiles, Stephanie Lyn

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    desire for improvement have led to the study of smart materials and model systems. Smart materials are designed to have a significant property change in response to a stimulus. Smart polymers can be synthesized that respond to a variety of stimuli...

  13. Laboratory investigation of chemical and physical properties of soot-containing aerosols 

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    Zhang, Dan

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    SO4-coated soot aerosols; (3) effect of H2SO4 coating on scattering and extinction properties of soot particles. A low-pressure laminar-flow reactor, coupled to ion driftchemical ionization mass spectrometry (ID-CIMS) detection, is used to study...

  14. EFFECT OF HYDROTHERMAL TREATMENT ON THE PHYSICAL AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF MAIZE STARCHES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Technologies Agro-Industrielles" Avenue Michel Crépeau 17042 La Rochelle - France Tel : (33) 05 46 45 86 15 Fax and processing time, on the structural and rheological properties of the native maize starches were described formulated foodstuffs. It constitutes an important source of energy and contributes to the structure

  15. Study of physical and chemical properties of vitrinites. Inferences on depositional and coalification controls

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , textural and coking properties was carried out on vitrains from the Puertollano, Blanzy­Montçeau, Asturias (subbituminous/high volatile C bituminous coals). The characteristics of the Puertollano vitrains described here can also be attributed to the telocollinite (>80% vol.) for the high volatile C bituminous coal

  16. Properties of potential eco-friendly gas replacements for particle detectors in high-energy physics

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    Benussi, L; Piccolo, D; Saviano, G; Colafranceschi, S; Kjølbro, J; Sharma, A; Yang, D; Chen, G; Ban, Y; Li, Q

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern gas detectors for detection of particles require F-based gases for optimal performance. Recent regulations demand the use of environmentally unfriendly F-based gases to be limited or banned. This review studies properties of potential eco-friendly gas candidate replacements.

  17. Properties of potential eco-friendly gas replacements for particle detectors in high-energy physics

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    Benussi, L; Piccolo, D; Saviano, G; Colafranceschi, S; Kjølbro, J; Yang, D; Chen, G; Ban, Y; Li, Q; Sharma, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern gas detectors for detection of particles require F-based gases for op- timal performance. Recent regulations demand the use of environmentally un- friendly Freon-based gases to be limited or banned. This review studies properties of potential eco-friendly gas candidate replacements.

  18. From scale properties of physical amplitudes to a predictive formulation of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model

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    Battistel, O. A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, 97119-900 Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); Dallabona, G. [Departamento de Ciencias Exatas, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Cx. Postal 37, 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The predictive power of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model is considered in the light of a novel strategy to handle the divergences typical of perturbative calculations. The referred calculational strategy eliminates unphysical dependencies on the arbitrary choices for the routing of internal momenta and symmetry violating terms. In the present work we extend a previous one on the same issue by including vector interactions and performing the discussion in a more general context: the role of scale arbitrariness for the consistency of the calculations is considered. We show that the imposition of arbitrary scale independence for the consistent regularized amplitudes lead to additional properties for the irreducible divergent objects. These properties allow us to parametrize the remaining freedom in terms of a unique constant where resides all the arbitrariness involved. By searching for the best value for the arbitrary parameter we find a critical condition for the existence of an acceptable physical value for the dynamically generated quark mass. Such critical condition fixes the remaining arbitrariness turning the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio into a predictive model in the sense that its phenomenological consequences do not depend on possible choices made in intermediary steps. Numerical results are obtained for physical quantities like the vector and axial-vector masses and their coupling constants as genuine predictions.

  19. Mineralogy, reflectance spectra, and physical properties of the Chelyabinsk LL5 chondrite, insight into shock induced changes in asteroid regoliths

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    Kohout, Tomas; Grokhovsky, Victor I; Yakovlev, Grigoriy A; Haloda, Jakub; Halodova, Patricie; Michallik, Radoslaw M; Penttilä, Antti; Muinonen, Karri

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mineralogy and physical properties of Chelyabinsk meteorites (fall, February 15, 2013) are presented. Three types of meteorite material are present, described as the light-colored, dark-colored, and impact-melt lithologies. All are of LL5 composition with the impact-melt lithology being close to whole-rock melt and the dark-colored lithology being shock-darkened due to partial melting of iron metal and sulfides. This enables us to study the effect of increasing shock on material with identical composition and origin. Based on the magnetic susceptibility, the Chelyabinsk meteorites are richer in metallic iron as compared to other LL chondrites. The measured bulk and grain densities and the porosity closely resemble other LL chondrites. Shock darkening does not have a significant effect on the material physical properties, but causes a decrease of reflectance and decrease in silicate absorption bands in the reflectance spectra. This is similar to the space weathering effects observed on asteroids. However, ...

  20. Effect of aluminum fluoride on the physical properties and stability of fluorozirconate and fluorozirco-hafnate glasses

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    Busse, L.; Aggarwal, I. (Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (US)); Sanghera, J.S. (Geo-centers Inc., Ft. Washington, MD (US)); Hart, P.; Sachon, M.G. (Sachs/Freeman Associates, Inc., Landover, MD (US))

    1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The glass quality, physical properties, and thermal stability of fluorozirconate and fluorozirco-hafnate glasses were investigated as a function of the AIF{sub 3} content. The AIF{sub 3} concentration varied from 2 to 3.25 mol%. The ratio of the other components was constant, except for 50% substitution of ZrF{sub 4} by HfF{sub 4} in the fluorozirco-hafnate glasses. The physical properties of all the glasses were not affected strongly by AlF{sub 3} content. However, the fluorozirco-hafnate glasses were prone to precipitate out AlF{sub 3} microcrystals for AlF{sub 3} contents greater than 3 mol%. The thermal stability of the glasses revealed a compositional dependence only in the case of the fluorozirco-hafnate glasses. The thermal stability decreased as the AlF{sub 3} content increased above 3 mol%. The authors conclude that the AlF{sub 3} microcrystals nucleated other fluoride phases such as zirconium-barium fluoride crystals.

  1. Tar sand extraction by steam stimulation and steam drive: measurement of physical properties

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    Linberg, W.R.

    1980-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The measurement of the following thermophysical properties of Utah tar sands is in progress: thermal conductivity, specific heat relative permeability, and viscosity (of the recovered bitumen). During the report period (October 1, 1978 to November 1, 1979), experimental procedures have been developed and a basic data set has been measured. Additionally, standard core analysis has been performed for four drill sites in the Asphalt Ridge, Utah area.

  2. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 34 (1999) 3853 3858 Physical and dielectric properties of

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    Tanner, David B.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Publishers 1. Introduction Transition metal oxides, such as V2O5, MoO3, CuO, and TiO2, when heated with glassCa3Cu2O10 glasses (x = 0.5 and R = Ag, Ni) A. MEMON, D. B. TANNER Department of Physics, UniversityO3, SrCO3, CaCO3, AgO, NiO2 and CuO were mixed in appropriate quan- tities and calcined at 800 C

  3. Relationship between the physical and mineralogical properties of two clays and their bloating characteristics

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    Abbott, Ute Agnes

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Water Absorbtion of Clay at 22aC and 100 Percent Relative Humidity 3. Chemical Analysis Using Emission Spectrograph 4. Magnetic Properties of Clays and Aggregates 5. Carbon Analysis 6. Compositions of the Mixed Red Clay Samples 11 13 23 28... capacity of some clays. Successful attempts have 3 been made with lignin sulfite liquor and diesel fuel. ((hen the clay structure is destroyed, 11 large amounts of (OH) are released to react with the exchange ions in the clay. Therefore, the clay...

  4. A Study of Physical, Chemical, and Mineralogical Properties of the Lakeland Soil Series in Texas

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    Rivers, Ernest Demois

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Harvey Cakes, Horace Dean, Hayward Moncrief, and Gordon McKee in selecting sites for sampling and describing soil profiles. iv TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I Introduction II Review of LzteratJre Lakeland Soi' Series Established Range of Properties oi... to the Sandy Horizons of the Lakeland Series Comparison of Lakeland Series to the Nueces Series 45 45 45 46 46 47 47 47 49 50 52 Conclusions 59 Literature Reviesed 60 Appendix Appendix A ? Soil Profile Descriptions of the Profiles of Lakeland...

  5. Photo-physical properties enhancement of bare and core-shell quantum dots

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    Mumin, Md Abdul, E-mail: pcharpentier@eng.uwo.ca; Akhter, Kazi Farida, E-mail: pcharpentier@eng.uwo.ca; Charpentier, Paul A., E-mail: pcharpentier@eng.uwo.ca [Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Western University, London Ontario (Canada)

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) (also known as quantum dots, QDs) have attracted immense attention for their size-tunable optical properties that makes them impressive candidates for solar cells, light emitting devices, lasers, as well as biomedical imaging. However monodispersity, high and consistent photoluminescence, photostability, and biocompatibility are still major challenges. This work focuses on optimizing the photophysical properties and biocompatibility of QDs by forming core-shell nanostructures and their encapsulation by a carrier. Highly luminescent CdS and CdS-ZnS core-shell QDs with 5 nm sizes were synthesized using a facile approach based on pyrolysis of the single molecule precursors. After capping the CdS QDs with a thin layer of ZnS to reduce toxicity, the photoluminescence and photostability of the core-shell QDs was significantly enhanced. To make both the bare and core/shell structure QDs more resistant against photochemical reactions, a mesoporous silica layer was grown on the QDs through a reverse microemulsion technique based on hydrophobic interaction. This encapsulation enhanced the quantum yield and photostability compared to the bare QDs by providing much stronger resistance to oxidation and Oswald ripening of QDs. Encapsulation also improved biocompatibility of QDs that was evaluated with human umbilical vein endothelial cell lines (HUVEC)

  6. A fibre optic sensor for the in situ determination of rock physical properties

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    Reinsch, Thomas; Milsch, Harald; Bremer, Kort; Lewis, Elfed; Leen, Gabriel; Lochmann, Steffen; 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2012.06.011

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To understand the behaviour of rocks under changing load or temperature conditions, the determination of physical parameters like pore pressure or temperature within the pore space is essential. Within this study, the implementation of a novel fibre optic point sensor for pressure and temperature determination into a high pressure / high temperature triaxial cell is presented. For the first time, pressure was measured directly within the pore space of a Flechtinger sandstone specimen during a hydrostatic compression test at up to 70 MPa. The sensor used within this study consists of a miniature all-silica fibre optic Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) sensor which has an embedded Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) reference sensor element to determine temperature and pressure directly at the point of measurement.

  7. Rapid prediction of various physical properties for middle distillate fuel utilizing directly coupled liquid chromatography//sup 1/H nuclear magnetic resonance

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    Caswell, K.A.; Glass, T.E.; Swann, M.; Dorn, H.C.

    1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A group property approach has been developed to predict 17 physical properties of middle distillate (e.g., jet and diesel) fuels from experimentally derived liquid chromatography//sup 1/H nuclear magnetic resonance (LC//sup 1/H NMR) data. In the LC//sup 1/H NMR technique, the fuel is separated according to chemical class and the average molecular structure for each chemical class is then calculated. These average molecular structures form a basis set to predict the physical properties of the fuel. The physical properties that can be obtained in this manner are cetane number, cetane index, density, specific gravity, pour point, flash point, viscosity, filterability, heat of combustion, cloud point, volume percent aromatics, residual carbon content, and the initial, 10%, 50%, 90%, and end boiling points. Fourteen of the correlation coefficients for the predictions are better than 0.90 with 11 of the predictions falling either within or approximately equal to the ASTM method reproducibility for the measurement of the fuel property. The present method also provides chemical insight concerning the influence of chemical structural changes on the physical properties of the fuel as well as requiring much less analysis time and sample volume than corresponding ASTM methods.

  8. Galaxy morphology - an unsupervised machine learning approach

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    Schutter, Andrew

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Structural properties posses valuable information about the formation and evolution of galaxies, and are important for understanding the past, present, and future universe. Here we use unsupervised machine learning methodology to analyze a network of similarities between galaxy morphological types, and automatically deduce a morphological sequence of galaxies. Application of the method to the EFIGI catalog show that the morphological scheme produced by the algorithm is largely in agreement with the De Vaucouleurs system, demonstrating the ability of computer vision and machine learning methods to automatically profile galaxy morphological sequences. The unsupervised analysis method is based on comprehensive computer vision techniques that compute the visual similarities between the different morphological types. Rather than relying on human cognition, the proposed system deduces the similarities between sets of galaxy images in an automatic manner, and is therefore not limited by the number of galaxies being ...

  9. The local environmental dependence of galaxy properties in the volume-limited sample of Main Galaxies from the SDSS Data Release 5

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    Xin-Fa Deng; Ji-Zhou He; Qun Zhang; Cong-Gen He; Peng Jiang; Yong Xin

    2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a volume-limited sample of Main Galaxies from the SDSS Data Release 5, we investigate the dependence of galaxy properties on local environment. For each galaxy, the local three-dimensional density is calculated. We find that galaxy morphologies strongly depend on local environment: galaxies in dense environments have predominantly early type morphologies, but other galaxy properties do not present significant dependence on local environment. Clearly, this puts a important constraint on proposed physical mechanisms.

  10. Cosmological Implications and Physical Properties of an X-Ray Flux-Limited Sample of Galaxy Clusters

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    Thomas H. Reiprich

    2003-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The original abstract significantly exceeds the space available here, so here's a brief summary. The abstract is similar to the abstract of astro-ph/0111285 (ApJ, 567, 716) which describes the X-ray galaxy cluster sample HIFLUGCS, the X-ray luminosity--gravitational mass relation, the cluster mass function, and the derived cosmological constraints. Additionally, the fraction of the total gravitating mass in the universe which is contained in intracluster gas is quantified. Furthermore, physical properties of the cluster sample have been studied and analyses of relations between different cluster parameters (including the gas mass fraction, gas temperature, X-ray luminosity, gas mass, gravitational mass, beta, and core radius) are discussed. Also, results from an analysis of XMM-Newton performance verification phase data of Abell 1835 are described.

  11. DOE THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF A METHANE HYDRATE DEPOSIT AND GAS RESERVOIR, BLAKE RIDGE

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    W. Steven Holbrook

    2004-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains a summary of work conducted and results produced under the auspices of award DE-FC26-00NT40921, ''DOE Three-Dimensional Structure and Physical Properties of a Methane Hydrate Deposit and Gas Reservoir, Blake Ridge.'' This award supported acquisition, processing, and interpretation of two- and three-dimensional seismic reflection data over a large methane hydrate reservoir on the Blake Ridge, offshore South Carolina. The work supported by this project has led to important new conclusions regarding (1) the use of seismic reflection data to directly detect methane hydrate, (2) the migration and possible escape of free gas through the hydrate stability zone, and (3) the mechanical controls on the maximum thickness of the free gas zone and gas escape.

  12. Physical Properties of Wave Motion in Inclined Magnetic Fields Within Sunspot Penumbrae

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    H. Schunker; D. C. Braun; C. Lindsey; P. S. Cally

    2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    At the surface of the Sun, acoustic waves appear to be affected by the presence of strong magnetic fields in active regions. We explore the possibility that the inclined magnetic field in sunspot penumbrae may convert primarily vertically propagating acoustic waves into elliptical motion. We use helioseismic holography to measure the modulus and phase of the correlation between incoming acoustic waves and the local surface motion within two sunspots. These correlations are modeled assuming the surface motion is elliptical, and we explore the properties of the elliptical motion on the magnetic field inclination. We also demonstrate that the phase shift of the outward propagating waves is opposite to the phase shift of the inward propagating waves in stronger, more vertical fields, but similar to the inward phase shifts in weaker, more inclined fields.

  13. The effects of emission of anthropogenic chemical species on chemical and physical properties of aerosols

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    Lee, In Young

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical studies have been carried out to examine the effects of chemically reactive trace gases emitted into the atmosphere on the evolution of chemical species concentrations, on the chemical composition and size distribution of airborne particles, and on optical properties of aerosols. Argonne`s chemistry module has been modified by refining the treatment of gas-to-particle conversion. The changes in size distribution and chemical composition of aerosols are calculated with consideration of heteramolecular diffusion and coagulation. Results of the 24 h real-time simulation indicate that the maximum oxidation rate of sulfur dioxide is about 0.4% h{sup {minus}1}; that the total aerosol volume increases with the increase in relative humidity by as much as 36% (due mainly to the collection of sulfuric acid embryos by preexisting particles); and that the surface area, a measure of optical depth, increases with the increase in relative humidity by as much as 27%.

  14. Modeling morphology evolution during solvent-based fabrication of organic solar cells

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    Olga Wodo; Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

    2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Solvent-based techniques usually involve preparing dilute blends of electron-donor and electron-acceptor materials dissolved in a volatile solvent. After some form of coating onto a substrate, the solvent evaporates. An initially homogeneous mixture separates into electron-acceptor rich and electron-donor rich regions as the solvent evaporates. Depending on the specifics of the blend and processing conditions different morphologies are typically formed. Experimental evidence consistently confirms that the morphology critically affects device performance. A computational framework that can predict morphology evolution can significantly augment experimental analysis. Such a framework will also allow high throughput analysis of the large phase space of processing parameters, thus yielding insight into the process-structure-property relationships. In this paper, we formulate a computational framework to predict evolution of morphology during solvent-based fabrication of organic thin films. This is accomplished by developing a phase field-based model of evaporation-induced and substrate-induced phase-separation in ternary systems. This formulation allows all the important physical phenomena affecting morphology evolution during fabrication to be naturally incorporated. We discuss the various numerical and computational challenges associated with a three dimensional, finite-element based, massively parallel implementation of this framework. This formulation allows, for the first time, to model 3D morphology evolution over large time spans on device scale domains. We illustrate this framework by investigating and quantifying the effect of various process and system variables on morphology evolution. We explore ways to control the morphology evolution by investigating different evaporation rates, blend ratios and interaction parameters between components.

  15. Modulation of physical and photocatalytic properties of (Cr, N) codoped TiO{sub 2} nanorods using soft solution processing

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    Lu, Wen-Chung [Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 70101, Taiwan (China); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 70101, Taiwan (China); Nguyen, Hoang-Diem; Wu, Chun-Yi [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 70101, Taiwan (China); Chang, Kao-Shuo, E-mail: kschang@mail.ncku.edu.tw; Yoshimura, Masahiro [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 70101, Taiwan (China); Promotion Center for Global Materials Research (PCGMR), National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 70101, Taiwan (China)

    2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Facile polymerized complex reactions together with a hydrothermal reaction were implemented to make single crystalline TiO{sub 2} nanorods for the first time. Chromium (Cr) and nitrogen (N{sub 2}) co-doping was performed to tailor the physical properties. Transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction study illustrated that highly reactive facets of (101), (111), and (001) dominated rutile TiO{sub 2} nanorods. A growth model, based on formation of complex species, was proposed to elucidate effectiveness of the soft solution processing in making TiO{sub 2} nanorods. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis and consideration of fundamentals of charge neutrality showed N{sub 2} doping could inhibit formation of Cr{sup 6+} and oxygen vacancies (V{sub O}{sup 2+}). An investigation of the photocatalytic properties exhibited high efficiency of photodegradation of methylene blue in 15?min under pH?=?10, using a nanocomposite of (7% Cr, 0.0021% N) codoped and 3% Cr doped TiO{sub 2} nanorods.

  16. Improved crystal orientation and physical properties from single-shot XFEL stills

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    Sauter, Nicholas K., E-mail: nksauter@lbl.gov; Hattne, Johan; Brewster, Aaron S.; Echols, Nathaniel; Zwart, Petrus H.; Adams, Paul D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray free-electron laser crystallography relies on the collection of still-shot diffraction patterns. New methods are developed for optimal modeling of the crystals’ orientations and mosaic block properties. X-ray diffraction patterns from still crystals are inherently difficult to process because the crystal orientation is not uniquely determined by measuring the Bragg spot positions. Only one of the three rotational degrees of freedom is directly coupled to spot positions; the other two rotations move Bragg spots in and out of the reflecting condition but do not change the direction of the diffracted rays. This hinders the ability to recover accurate structure factors from experiments that are dependent on single-shot exposures, such as femtosecond diffract-and-destroy protocols at X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs). Here, additional methods are introduced to optimally model the diffraction. The best orientation is obtained by requiring, for the brightest observed spots, that each reciprocal-lattice point be placed into the exact reflecting condition implied by Bragg’s law with a minimal rotation. This approach reduces the experimental uncertainties in noisy XFEL data, improving the crystallographic R factors and sharpening anomalous differences that are near the level of the noise.

  17. Modeling of Some Physical Properties of Zirconium Alloys for Nuclear Applications in Support of UFD Campaign

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    Michael V. Glazoff

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconium-based alloys Zircaloy-2 and Zircaloy-4 are widely used in the nuclear industry as cladding materials for light water reactor (LWR) fuels. These materials display a very good combination of properties such as low neutron absorption, creep behavior, stress-corrosion cracking resistance, reduced hydrogen uptake, corrosion and/or oxidation, especially in the case of Zircaloy-4. However, over the last couple of years, in the post-Fukushima Daiichi world, energetic efforts have been undertaken to improve fuel clad oxidation resistance during off-normal temperature excursions. Efforts have also been made to improve upon the already achieved levels of mechanical behavior and reduce hydrogen uptake. In order to facilitate the development of such novel materials, it is very important to achieve not only engineering control, but also a scientific understanding of the underlying material degradation mechanisms, both in working conditions and in storage of used nuclear fuel. This report strives to contribute to these efforts by constructing the thermodynamic models of both alloys; constructing of the respective phase diagrams, and oxidation mechanisms. A special emphasis was placed upon the role of zirconium suboxides in hydrogen uptake reduction and the atomic mechanisms of oxidation. To that end, computational thermodynamics calculations were conducted concurrently with first-principles atomistic modeling.

  18. Transfer of Physical and Hydraulic Properties Databases to the Hanford Environmental Information System - PNNL Remediation Decision Support Project, Task 1, Activity 6

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    Rockhold, Mark L.; Middleton, Lisa A.

    2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the requirements for transferring physical and hydraulic property data compiled by PNNL into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS). The Remediation Decision Support (RDS) Project is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support Hanford Site waste management and remedial action decisions by the U.S. Department of Energy and one of their current site contractors - CH2M-Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC). The objective of Task 1, Activity 6 of the RDS project is to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for sediments from the Hanford Site, to port these data into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS), and to make the data web-accessible to anyone on the Hanford Local Area Network via the so-called Virtual Library.1 These physical and hydraulic property data are used to estimate parameters for analytical and numerical flow and transport models that are used for site risk assessments and evaluation of remedial action alternatives. In past years efforts were made by RDS project staff to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for Hanford sediments and to transfer these data into SoilVision{reg_sign}, a commercial geotechnical software package designed for storing, analyzing, and manipulating soils data. Although SoilVision{reg_sign} has proven to be useful, its access and use restrictions have been recognized as a limitation to the effective use of the physical and hydraulic property databases by the broader group of potential users involved in Hanford waste site issues. In order to make these data more widely available and useable, a decision was made to port them to HEIS and to make them web-accessible via a Virtual Library module. In FY08 the original objectives of this activity on the RDS project were to: (1) ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data currently residing in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database maintained by PNNL, (2) transfer the physical and hydraulic property data from the Microsoft Access database files used by SoilVision{reg_sign} into HEIS, which is currently being maintained by CHRPC, (3) develop a Virtual Library module for accessing these data from HEIS, and (4) write a User's Manual for the Virtual Library module. The intent of these activities is to make the available physical and hydraulic property data more readily accessible and useable by technical staff and operable unit managers involved in waste site assessments and remedial action decisions for Hanford. In FY08 communications were established between PNNL and staff from Fluor-Hanford Co. (who formerly managed HEIS) to outline the design of a Virtual Library module that could be used to access the physical and hydraulic property data that are to be transferred into HEIS. Data dictionaries used by SoilVision{reg_sign} were also provided to Fluor-Hanford personnel (who are now with CHPRC). During ongoing work to ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data that currently reside in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database, it was recognized that further work would be required in this effort before the data were actually ported into HEIS. Therefore work on the Virtual Library module development and an accompanying User's Guide was deferred until an unspecified later date. In FY09 efforts have continued to verify the traceability and defensibility of the physical and hydraulic property datasets that are currently being maintained by PNNL. Although this is a work in progress, several of these datasets should be ready for transfer to HEIS in the very near future. This document outlines a plan for the migration of these datasets into HEIS.

  19. Sulfur and ash reduction potential and selected chemical and physical properties of United States coals. [Contains glossary

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    Cavallaro, J.A.; Deurbrouck, A.W.; Killmeyer, R.P.; Fuchs, W. (USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (USA). Coal Preparation Div.); Jacobsen, P.S. (Burns and Roe Services Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (USA))

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the washability and comprehensive characterization results of 184 raw coal channel samples, including anthracite, bituminous and lignite coals, collected from the Central Region of the United States. This is the second of a three volume report on the coals of the United States. All the data are presented in six appendices. Statistical techniques and definitions are presented in Appendix A, and a glossary of terms is presented in Appendix B. The complete washability data and an in-depth characterization of each sample are presented alphabetically by state in Appendix C. In Appendix D, a statistical evaluation is given for the composited washability data, selected chemical and physical properties and washability data interpolated at various levels of Btu recovery. This presentation is shown by state, section, and region where four or more samples were collected. Appendix E presents coalbed codes and names for the Central Region coals. Graphical summations are presented by state, section and region showing the effects of crushing on impurity reductions, and the distribution of raw and clean coal samples meeting various levels of SO{sub 2} emissions. 35 figs., 5 tabs.

  20. Physical properties of the gamma-ray binary LS 5039 through low and high frequency radio observations

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    Marcote, B; Paredes, J M; Ishwara-Chandra, C H

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied in detail the 0.15-15 GHz radio spectrum of the gamma-ray binary LS 5039 to look for a possible turnover and absorption mechanisms at low frequencies, and to constrain the physical properties of its emission. We have analysed two archival VLA monitorings, all the available archival GMRT data and a coordinated quasi-simultaneous observational campaign conducted in 2013 with GMRT and WSRT. The data show that the radio emission of LS 5039 is persistent on day, week and year timescales, with a variability $\\lesssim 25~\\%$ at all frequencies, and no signature of orbital modulation. The obtained spectra reveal a power-law shape with a curvature below 5 GHz and a turnover at $\\sim0.5$ GHz, which can be reproduced by a one-zone model with synchrotron self-absorption plus Razin effect. We obtain a coherent picture for a size of the emitting region of $\\sim0.85~\\mathrm{mas}$, setting a magnetic field of $B\\sim20~\\mathrm{mG}$, an electron density of $n_{\\rm e}\\sim4\\times10^5~{\\rm cm^{-3}}$ and a mass-los...

  1. AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TYPE M MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF IC59: A NEW MODEL FOR BRIGHT RIM CLOUDS?

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    Miao Jingqi [Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NR (United Kingdom); Sugitani, Koji [Institute of Natural Sciences, Nagoya City University, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8501 (Japan); White, Glenn J. [Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA (United Kingdom); Nelson, Richard P., E-mail: J.Miao@kent.ac.u [School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

    2010-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the results from a smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulation designed to model recent observational data on the nebula and Bright Rim Cloud IC59. We further examine, in the context of radiative-driven implosion (RDI) models, the possible formation mechanisms of the morphological structure of IC59. The results of the simulation reveal the existence of a new, fourth morphological state for Bright Rim Clouds (BRCs)-which we propose to call a Type M BRC morphology. We discuss the necessary conditions for the appearance of Type M BRCs, based on analytical and numerical simulations. The simulated physical properties from our model are consistent with the available observations of IC59. We further show that the prospect of RDI triggered star formation in all Type M BRCs is not supported by the simulations.

  2. Patel S. et al. 2001. Chemical and Physical Analyses of Wax Ester Properties. 8 pp. Journal of Insect Science, 1.4. Available online: insectscience.org/1.4

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Patel S. et al. 2001. Chemical and Physical Analyses of Wax Ester Properties. 8 pp. Journal.org Chemical and Physical Analyses of Wax Ester Properties Sejal Patel1 , Dennis R. Nelson2 and Allen G. Gibbs3 Abstract Wax esters are major constituents of the surface lipids in many terrestrial arthropods

  3. Hydrogen Properties

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The atomic structure, physical and chemical properties, flammability and safety, fundamental gas laws, how pressure, temperature and mass flow are measured

  4. Determining graphene adhesion via substrate-regulated morphology of graphene

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    Li, Teng

    Determining graphene adhesion via substrate-regulated morphology of graphene Zhao Zhang and Teng Li Institute of Physics. Related Articles Identification of graphene crystallographic orientation by atomic two-dimensional, epitaxially-grown, nanostructured graphene for study of single molecule

  5. Generalised Morphological Image Diffusion Jesus Angulo

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the bright/dark im- age structures. Practical algorithms involve (local-adaptive) kernel convolution as well in terms of geometric notions as well as in terms of complete lattice the- ory. Morphological filters operators present also good scale-space properties [19, 4] but, by the natural duality of complete lattices

  6. A comprehensive program to develop correlations for the physical properties of Kraft black liquor. Interim report No. 2

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    Fricke, A.L.

    1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental effort for the program to evaluate physical properties of kraft black liquors is now proceeding well. Experimental work includes pulping, liquor analysis, lignin purification and characterization, vapor-liquid equilibria, heat capacity, heats of solution and combustion, and viscosity measurements. Measurement of thermal conductivity has not yet begun. Collection of the data necessary for development of generalized correlations is proceeding, but will require about two more years. The digester is operating very well. It is now possible to operate the digester as a closed, rotating reactor or as a batch reactor with liquor circulation. When operated with liquor circulation, temperatures within the chip bed can be monitored during cooking. Cooking is reproducible, and cooks are being performed to produce liquors for experimental studies. The digester could be further modified to permit us to conduct rapid exchange batch pulping or to permit us to simulate continuous pulping. Liquors to be used in experimental studies are concentrated in our large scale evaporator or in our small scale evaporator. The large scale evaporator is used to concentrate liquors to about 50% solids for storage and for use in studies requiring high solids liquors. The small scale evaporator is used for preparing final samples to as high as 85% solids and for measuring vapor-liquid equilibria. Liquors are now routinely analyzed to determine all components, except higher molecular weight organic acids and extractives. Lignin determination by uv-visible means has been improved. Lignin purification from black liquor has been improved and lignin molecular weights are determined routinely. Work on lignin molecular weight distribution is still not satisfactory, but recent developments holds promise.

  7. Influence of fat levels, nonmeat proteins, salt, sodium tripolyphosphate and temperature on the chemical, physical and sensory properties of frankfurter-type sausages

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    Gilchrist, Caleb Llewellyn

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    potential which is necessary for nerve impulses, muscle function and cellular utilization of many metabolic components Salt is the principle agent that aids in extraction of salt-soluble proteins and promotes protein swelling as well as and encapsulation...INFLUENCE OF FAT LEVELS, NONMEAT PROTEINS, SALT, SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE AND TEMPERATURE ON THE CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL AND SENSORY PROPERTIES OF FRANKFURTER-TYPE SAUSAGES A Thesis by CALEB LLEWELLYN GILCHRIST Submitted to the Graduate College...

  8. Status Report on Transfer of Physical and Hydraulic Properties Databases to the Hanford Environmental Information System - PNNL Remediation Decision Support Project, Task 1, Activity 6

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    Rockhold, Mark L.; Middleton, Lisa A.; Cantrell, Kirk J.

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides a status report on efforts to transfer physical and hydraulic property data from PNNL to CHPRC for incorporation into HEIS. The Remediation Decision Support (RDS) Project is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support Hanford Site waste management and remedial action decisions by the U.S. Department of Energy and their contractors. The objective of Task 1, Activity 6 of the RDS project is to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for sediments from the Hanford Site, to port these data into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS), and to make the data web-accessible to anyone on the Hanford Local Area Network via the so-called Virtual Library. These physical and hydraulic property data are used to estimate parameters for analytical and numerical flow and transport models that are used for site risk assessments and evaluation of remedial action alternatives. In past years efforts were made by RDS project staff to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for Hanford sediments and to transfer these data into SoilVision{reg_sign}, a commercial geotechnical software package designed for storing, analyzing, and manipulating soils data. Although SoilVision{reg_sign} has proven to be useful, its access and use restrictions have been recognized as a limitation to the effective use of the physical and hydraulic property databases by the broader group of potential users involved in Hanford waste site issues. In order to make these data more widely available and useable, a decision was made to port them to HEIS and to make them web-accessible via a Virtual Library module. In FY08 the original objectives of this activity on the RDS project were to: (1) ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data currently residing in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database maintained by PNNL, (2) transfer the physical and hydraulic property data from the Microsoft Access database files used by SoilVision{reg_sign} into HEIS, which is currently being maintained by CH2M-Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHRPC), (3) develop a Virtual Library module for accessing these data from HEIS, and (4) write a User's Manual for the Virtual Library module. The intent of these activities is to make the available physical and hydraulic property data more readily accessible and useable by technical staff and operable unit managers involved in waste site assessments and remedial action decisions for Hanford. In FY08 communications were established between PNNL and staff from Fluor-Hanford Co. (who formerly managed HEIS) to outline the design of a Virtual Library module that could be used to access the physical and hydraulic property data that are to be transferred into HEIS. Data dictionaries used by SoilVision{reg_sign} were also provided to Fluor-Hanford personnel who are now with CHPRC. During ongoing work to ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data that currently reside in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database, it was recognized that further work would be required in this effort before the data were actually ported into HEIS. Therefore work on the Virtual Library module development and an accompanying User's Guide was deferred until an unspecified later date. In FY09 efforts have continued to verify the traceability and defensibility of the physical and hydraulic property datasets that are currently being maintained by PNNL. Although this is a work in progress, several of these datasets are now ready for transfer to CHRPC for inclusion in HEIS. The actual loading of data into HEIS is performed by CHPRC staff, so after the data are transferred from PNNL to CHPRC, it will be the responsibility of CHPRC to ensure that these data are loaded and made accessible. This document provides a status report on efforts to transfer physical and hydraulic property data from PNNL to CHPRC for incorporation into HEIS.

  9. New density functional theory approaches for enabling prediction of chemical and physical properties of plutonium and other actinides.

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    Mattsson, Ann Elisabet

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Density Functional Theory (DFT) based Equation of State (EOS) construction is a prominent part of Sandia's capabilities to support engineering sciences. This capability is based on amending experimental data with information gained from computational investigations, in parts of the phase space where experimental data is hard, dangerous, or expensive to obtain. A prominent materials area where such computational investigations are hard to perform today because of limited accuracy is actinide and lanthanide materials. The Science of Extreme Environment Lab Directed Research and Development project described in this Report has had the aim to cure this accuracy problem. We have focused on the two major factors which would allow for accurate computational investigations of actinide and lanthanide materials: (1) The fully relativistic treatment needed for materials containing heavy atoms, and (2) the needed improved performance of DFT exchange-correlation functionals. We have implemented a fully relativistic treatment based on the Dirac Equation into the LANL code RSPt and we have shown that such a treatment is imperative when calculating properties of materials containing actinides and/or lanthanides. The present standard treatment that only includes some of the relativistic terms is not accurate enough and can even give misleading results. Compared to calculations previously considered state of the art, the Dirac treatment gives a substantial change in equilibrium volume predictions for materials with large spin-orbit coupling. For actinide and lanthanide materials, a Dirac treatment is thus a fundamental requirement in any computational investigation, including those for DFT-based EOS construction. For a full capability, a DFT functional capable of describing strongly correlated systems such as actinide materials need to be developed. Using the previously successful subsystem functional scheme developed by Mattsson et.al., we have created such a functional. In this functional the Harmonic Oscillator Gas is providing the necessary reference system for the strong correlation and localization occurring in actinides. Preliminary testing shows that the new Hao-Armiento-Mattsson (HAM) functional gives a trend towards improved results for the crystalline copper oxide test system we have chosen. This test system exhibits the same exchange-correlation physics as the actinide systems do, but without the relativistic effects, giving access to a pure testing ground for functionals. During the work important insights have been gained. An example is that currently available functionals, contrary to common belief, make large errors in so called hybridization regions where electrons from different ions interact and form new states. Together with the new understanding of functional issues, the Dirac implementation into the RSPt code will permit us to gain more fundamental understanding, both quantitatively and qualitatively, of materials of importance for Sandia and the rest of the Nuclear Weapons complex.

  10. Mesoscale morphologies in polymer thin films.

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    Ramanathan, M.; Darling, S. B. (Center for Nanoscale Materials)

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the midst of an exciting era of polymer nanoscience, where the development of materials and understanding of properties at the nanoscale remain a major R&D endeavor, there are several exciting phenomena that have been reported at the mesoscale (approximately an order of magnitude larger than the nanoscale). In this review article, we focus on mesoscale morphologies in polymer thin films from the viewpoint of origination of structure formation, structure development and the interaction forces that govern these morphologies. Mesoscale morphologies, including dendrites, holes, spherulites, fractals and honeycomb structures have been observed in thin films of homopolymer, copolymer, blends and composites. Following a largely phenomenological level of description, we review the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of mesostructure formation outlining some of the key mechanisms at play. We also discuss various strategies to direct, limit, or inhibit the appearance of mesostructures in polymer thin films as well as an outlook toward potential areas of growth in this field of research.

  11. Tunable Morphologies from Charged Block Copolymers

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    Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Messman, Jamie M [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bulk morphologies formed by a new class of charged block copolymers, 75 vol % fluorinated polyisoprene (FPI) 25 vol% sulfonated polystyrene (PSS) with 50% sulfonation, are characterized, and the fundamental underlying forces that promote the self-assembly processes are elucidated. The results show how the bulk morphologies are substantially different from their uncharged diblock counterparts (PS-PI) and also how morphology can be tuned with volume fraction of the charged block and the casting solvent. A physical understanding based on the underlying strong electrostatic interactions between the charged block and counterions is obtained using Monte Carlo (MC) and Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations. The 75/25 FPI-PSS shows hexagonal morphologies with the minority blocks (PSS) forming the continuous phase due to charge percolation and the FPI blocks arranged in hexagonal cylinders. Some long-range order can be sustained even if lipophobicity is increased (addition of water), albeit with lower dimensional structures. However, thermal annealing provides sufficient energy to disrupt the percolated charges and promotes aggregation of ionic sites which leads to a disordered system. Diverse and atypical morphologies are readily accessible by simply changing the number distribution of the charges on PSS block.

  12. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 88, 014301 (2013) Static and dynamic magnetic properties of Ni80Fe20 anti-ring nanostructures

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    Adeyeye, Adekunle

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    School of Physics, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia (Received ground state and the dynamic dipole energy. This effect becomes more important when the patterns shrink

  13. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 87, 165409 (2013) Anomalous Raman spectra and thickness-dependent electronic properties of WSe2

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    Wu, Junqiao

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    preparation and/or as a result of the interaction between WSe2 and the substrate. Furthermore, we find.65.Pq, 81.16.Pr I. INTRODUCTION Owing to its extraordinary properties,1,2 graphene has already been

  14. A comprehensive program to develop correlations for the physical properties of kraft black liquors. Interim report No.3

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    Fricke, A.L.; Dong, D.J.; Schmidl, G.W.; Stoy, M.A.; Zaman, A.A.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The black liquor properties program has conducted a systematic collection data of properties, liquor composition, and lignin characteristics. Complete data, except for some density data, has been collected for Slash Pine black liquors made by experimental pulping at a total of 25 different pulping conditions that cover the entire range used for commercial pulping. In addition, complete data has been collected for some mill liquors and partial properties or composition data has been collected on Slash Pine black liquors made at 16 different pulping conditions and some mill liquors. Data reduction methods have been developed or extended for correlation of viscosity, heat capacity, heat of dilution, and density. Correlation of properties to pulping conditions and of composition to pulping conditions has begun. In most cases, data reduction methods have been developed that are fundamentally based and that have been shown to be generally applicable to all black liquors. While it has not proven to be possible to include research for comprehensive correlations for properties for liquors from other species, we have shown that the behavior of liquors made from other species is similar to that which has been explored extensively for Slash Pine liquors. This report reviews the methods used, describes examples of data reduction methods that have been developed, and presents some preliminary results for correlation of liquor composition and properties to pulping conditions for Slash Pine black liquors.

  15. Dormitory of Physical and Engineering Sciences: Sleeping Beauties May Be Sleeping Innovations Part 1: Basic Properties, Cognitive Environment, Characteristics of the Princes

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    van Raan, Anthony F J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Sleeping Beauty in Science is a publication that goes unnoticed (sleeps) for a long time and then, almost suddenly, attracts a lot of attention (is awakened by a prince). In this paper we investigate important properties of Sleeping Beauties, particularly to find out to what extent Sleeping Beauties are application-oriented and thus are potential Sleeping Innovations. In this study we focus primarily on physics (including materials science and astrophysics) and present first results for chemistry and for engineering & computer science. We find that more than half of the SBs are application-oriented. Therefore, it is important to investigate the reasons for and processes related to delayed recognition. First we analyze basic properties of the SBs such as the time-dependent distribution, author characteristics (names of authors, country, institution), as well as the journals and fields of the SBs are analyzed. Next we develop a new approach in which the cognitive environment of the SBs is analyzed, based ...

  16. Characterization and mapping of surface physical properties of Mars from CRISM multi-angular data: application to Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum

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    Fernando, J; Pilorget, C; Pinet, P; Ceamanos, X; Douté, S; Daydou, Y; Costard, F

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analysis of the surface texture from the particle (grain size, shape and internal structure) to its organization (surface roughness) provides information on the geological processes. CRISM multi-angular observations (varied emission angles) allow to characterize the surface scattering behavior which depends on the composition but also the material physical properties (e.g., grain size, shape, internal structure, the surface roughness). After an atmospheric correction by the Multi-angle Approach for Retrieval of the Surface Reflectance from CRISM Observations, the surface reflectances at different geometries are analyzed by inverting the Hapke photometric model depending on the single scattering albedo, the 2-term phase function, the macroscopic roughness and the 2-term opposition effects. Surface photometric maps are created to observe the spatial variations of surface scattering properties as a function of geological units at the CRISM spatial resolution (200m/pixel). An application at the Mars Explorati...

  17. Physical properties of Al{sub x}In{sub 1–x}N thin film alloys sputtered at low temperature

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    Besleaga, C.; Galca, A. C., E-mail: ac-galca@infim.ro; Miclea, C. F.; Mercioniu, I.; Enculescu, M.; Stan, G. E. [National Institute of Materials Physics, 105 bis Atomistilor Street, 077125 Magurele, Ilfov (Romania); Mateescu, A. O. [Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, 30 Reactorului Street, 077125 Magurele, Ilfov (Romania); Dumitru, V.; Costea, S. [Honeywell Romania S.R.L., Sensors and Wireless Laboratory Bucharest, 3 George Constantinescu Street, 020339 Bucharest (Romania)

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we report on the structural, optical, and electrical properties of a wide compositional range of Al{sub x}In{sub 1–x}N thin layers deposited on glass and polyethylene terephthalate substrates. Al{sub x}In{sub 1–x}N layers of controlled composition were obtained by a simple reactive magnetron co-sputtering protocol, using a single aluminium target with indium insets, by varying the Al/In target surface area ratio, and the composition of the deposition atmosphere. The relevant physical properties were investigated and discussed. It is shown that the texture of the thin films is dependent on the cation ratio, while the bowing parameters of lattice constants and band gap values are larger than those of epitaxial layers.

  18. Biophysical Journal Volume 68 March 1995 936-945 Anesthetics Alter the Physical and Functional Properties of the

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    Thomas, David D.

    ,* and David D. Thomas* *Department of Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, and *Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, Millard 4-225, 435 Dela- ware Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel.: 612-625-0957; Fax: 612- 624-0632; E

  19. Effect of low and high storage temperatures on head space gas concentrations and physical properties of wood pellets

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    Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Shahab Sokhansanj; C. Jim Lim; Tony Bi; Xingya Kuang; Staffan Melin

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Headspace gas concentrations and wood pellet properties were studied in sealed glass canisters at 5–40 degrees C storage temperatures. CO2 and CO concentrations at 5, 10, 20 and 40 degrees C at the end of 23–28 days of storage were 1600 and 200, 4700 and 1200, and 31 200 and 15 800 parts per million by volume (ppmv) respectively. Corresponding O2 concentration was about 19•49, 19•20, 18•0 and 2•07% respectively. Non-linear regression equations adequately described the gas concentrations in the storage container as a function of time. Safe level estimation functions developed were linear for O2 and logarithmic for CO and CO2 concentrations. Measured pellet properties moisture, length, diameter, unit, bulk and tapped density, durability, calorific value, ash content and per cent fines were in the range of 4•6–5•02%, 14–15 mm, 6•4–6•5 mm, 1125–1175 kg m-3, 750–770 kg m-3, 825–840 kg m-3, 73–74%, 18•32–18•78 MJ kg-1, 0•65–0•74% and 0•13–0•15%. Durability values of pellets decreased by 13% at 40 degrees C storage temperature and other properties changed marginally.

  20. Urban morphological analysis for mesoscale meteorological and dispersion modeling applications : current issues

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    Burian, S. J. (Steven J.); Brown, M. J. (Michael J.); Ching, J. (Jason); Cheuk, M. L. (Mang Lung); Yuan, M. (May); McKinnon, A. T. (Andrew T.); Han, W. S. (Woo Suk)

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate predictions of air quality and atmospheric dispersion at high spatial resolution rely on high fidelity predictions of mesoscale meteorological fields that govern transport and turbulence in urban areas. However, mesoscale meteorological models do not have the spatial resolution to directly simulate the fluid dynamics and thermodynamics in and around buildings and other urban structures that have been shown to modify micro- and mesoscale flow fields (e.g., see review by Bornstein 1987). Mesoscale models therefore have been adapted using numerous approaches to incorporate urban effects into the simulations (e.g., see reviews by Brown 2000 and Bornstein and Craig 2002). One approach is to introduce urban canopy parameterizations to approximate the drag, turbulence production, heating, and radiation attenuation induced by sub-grid scale buildings and urban surface covers (Brown 2000). Preliminary results of mesoscale meteorological and air quality simulations for Houston (Dupont et al. 2004) demonstrated the importance of introducing urban canopy parameterizations to produce results with high spatial resolution that accentuates variability, highlights important differences, and identifies critical areas. Although urban canopy parameterizations may not be applicable to all meteorological and dispersion models, they have been successfully introduced and demonstrated in many of the current operational and research mode mesoscale models, e.g., COAMPS (Holt et al. 2002), HOTMAC (Brown and Williams 1998), MM5 (e.g., Otte and Lacser 2001; Lacser and Otte 2002; Dupont et al. 2004), and RAMS (Rozoff et al. 2003). The primary consequence of implementing an urban parameterization in a mesoscale meteorological model is the need to characterize the urban terrain in greater detail. In general, urban terrain characterization for mesoscale modeling may be described as the process of collecting datasets of urban surface cover physical properties (e.g., albedo, emissivity) and morphology (i.e., ground elevation, building and tree height and geometry characteristics) and then processing the data to compute physical cover and morphological parameters. Many of the surface cover and morphological parameters required for mesoscale meteorological models are also needed by atmospheric dispersion models. Thus, most of the discussion below is relevant to both types of modeling. In this paper, the term urban morphological analysis will be used to define the component of urban terrain characterization concerned with the morphological parameters. Furthermore, the focus will be building morphological parameters; therefore, the term urban morphological analysis will refer exclusively to the task of inventorying, computing or estimating building morphological parameters. Several approaches to perform urban morphological analysis exist; however, all have in common three types of practice issues related to the uncertainty of (1) data, (2) parameter definitions and calculation methods, and (3) extrapolation techniques. The objective of this paper is to describe the state-of-the-practice of urban morphological analysis by reviewing the primary approaches presented in the literature and outlining and commenting on key aspects of the three types of practice issues listed above.

  1. Physical properties and electronic structure of a new barium titanate suboxide Ba1+?Ti13-?O?? (? = 0.11)

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    Rotundu, Costel R.; Jiang, Shan; Deng, Xiaoyu; Qian, Yiting; Khan, Saeed; Hawthorn, David G.; Kotliar, Gabriel; Ni, Ni

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The structure, transport, thermodynamic properties, x-ray absorption spectra (XAS), and electronic structure of a new barium titanate suboxide, Ba1+?Ti13-?O?? (? = 0.11), are reported. It is a paramagnetic poor metal with hole carriers dominating the transport. Fermi liquid behavior appears at low temperature. The oxidization state of Ti obtained by the XAS is consistent with the metallic Ti²? state. Local density approximation band structure calculations reveal the material is near the Van Hove singularity. The pseudogap behavior in the Ti-d band and the strong hybridization between the Ti-d and O-p orbitals reflect the characteristics of the building blocks of themore »Ti?? semi-cluster and the TiO? quasi-squares, respectively.« less

  2. Physical properties and electronic structure of a new barium titanate suboxide Ba1+?Ti13-?O?? (? = 0.11)

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    Rotundu, Costel R. [Univ. of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Jiang, Shan [Univ. of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Deng, Xiaoyu [Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)] (ORCID:0000000178020966); Qian, Yiting [Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo (Canada)] (ORCID:0000000250175517); Khan, Saeed [Univ. of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Hawthorn, David G. [Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo (Canada)] (ORCID:0000000270020416); Kotliar, Gabriel [Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States); Ni, Ni [Univ. of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The structure, transport, thermodynamic properties, x-ray absorption spectra (XAS), and electronic structure of a new barium titanate suboxide, Ba1+?Ti13-?O?? (? = 0.11), are reported. It is a paramagnetic poor metal with hole carriers dominating the transport. Fermi liquid behavior appears at low temperature. The oxidization state of Ti obtained by the XAS is consistent with the metallic Ti²? state. Local density approximation band structure calculations reveal the material is near the Van Hove singularity. The pseudogap behavior in the Ti-d band and the strong hybridization between the Ti-d and O-p orbitals reflect the characteristics of the building blocks of the Ti?? semi-cluster and the TiO? quasi-squares, respectively.

  3. Physical Protection

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

    2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This Manual establishes requirements for the physical protection of interests under the U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) purview ranging from facilities, buildings, Government property, and employees to national security interests such as classified information, special nuclear material (SNM), and nuclear weapons. Cancels Section A of DOE M 470.4-2 Chg 1. Canceled by DOE O 473.3.

  4. Disentangling the Cosmic Web I: Morphology of Isodensity Contours

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    Jens Schmalzing; Thomas Buchert; Adrian L. Melott; Varun Sahni; B. S. Sathyaprakash; Sergei F. Shandarin

    1999-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply Minkowski functionals and various derived measures to decipher the morphological properties of large-scale structure seen in simulations of gravitational evolution. Minkowski functionals of isodensity contours serve as tools to test global properties of the density field. Furthermore, we identify coherent objects at various threshold levels and calculate their partial Minkowski functionals. We propose a set of two derived dimensionless quantities, planarity and filamentarity, which reduce the morphological information in a simple and intuitive way. Several simulations of the gravitational evolution of initial power-law spectra provide a framework for systematic tests of our method.

  5. Effect of UV curing time on physical and electrical properties and reliability of low dielectric constant materials

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    Kao, Kai-Chieh; Cheng, Yi-Lung, E-mail: yjcheng@ncnu.edu.tw [Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chi-Nan University, Nan-Tou, Taiwan, 545661 (China); Chang, Wei-Yuan; Chang, Yu-Min; Leu, Jihperng [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsin-Chu, 30050, Taiwan (China)

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study comprehensively investigates the effect of ultraviolet (UV) curing time on the physical, electrical, and reliability characteristics of porous low-k materials. Following UV irradiation for various periods, the depth profiles of the chemical composition in the low-k dielectrics were homogeneous. Initially, the UV curing process preferentially removed porogen-related CH{sub x} groups and then modified Si-CH{sub 3} and cage Si-O bonds to form network Si-O bonds. The lowest dielectric constant (k value) was thus obtained at a UV curing time of 300?s. Additionally, UV irradiation made porogen-based low-k materials hydrophobic and to an extent that increased with UV curing time. With a short curing time (<300?s), porogen was not completely removed and the residues degraded reliability performance. A long curing time (>300?s) was associated with improved mechanical strength, electrical performance, and reliability of the low-k materials, but none of these increased linearly with UV curing time. Therefore, UV curing is necessary, but the process time must be optimized for porous low-k materials on back-end of line integration in 45?nm or below technology nodes.

  6. Effect of mixed Ge/Si cross-linking on the physical properties of amorphous Ge-Si-Te networks

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    Gunasekera, K.; Boolchand, P. [School of Electronics and Computing Systems, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030 (United States); Micoulaut, M., E-mail: mmi@lptl.jussieu.fr [Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Amorphous Ge{sub x}Si{sub x}Te{sub 1?2x} glasses are studied as a function of composition by a combination of experimental and theoretical methods, allowing for a full description of the network structure in relationship with physico-chemical properties. Calorimetric and thermal measurements reveal that such glasses display an anomalous behavior across a range of compositions x{sub c1}=7.5% and

  7. Morphological Evolution of Galaxies to z=4

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    Christopher J. Conselice

    2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Galaxies have clearly evolved since the universe was 1 Gyr old, but methods to trace and quantify this evolution are still in their infancy. In this paper I demonstrate that with the careful use of a `physical morphology' it is possible to determine quantitatively how the process of galaxy evolution is occurring out to z=4. Using a system of parameters that traces star formation and galaxy interactions, I show how distinct galaxy populations at high-z can be identified in deep high-resolution optical and NIR images. These tools are also used to measure a potential merger fraction of galaxies from 0physical classification of galaxies.

  8. JLab Property Management Best Practices | Jefferson Lab

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    Property Management Best Practices Nearly every employee at JLab is a property custodian. A property custodian is responsible for the proper use, control, physical protection and...

  9. Physical Consequences of a Momenta-Transfering Particle Theory of Induced Gravity and New Measurements Indicating Variation from Inverse Square Law at Length Scale of .1 mm: Statistical Time Properties of Gravitational Interaction and Analysis Thereof

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    Gary Christopher Vezzoli

    2001-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents physical consequences of our theory of induced gravity (Ref.1) regarding: 1) the requirement to consider shape and materials properties when calculating graviton cross section collision area; 2) use of Special Relativity; 3) implications regarding the shape of cosmos; 4) comparison to explanations using General Relativity; 5) properties of black holes; 6) relationship to the strong force and the theorized Higgs boson; 7) the possible origin of magnetic attraction; 8) new measurements showing variation from gravitational inverse square behavior at length scales of 0.1 mm and relationship to the Cosmological constant, and proof of the statistical time properties of the gravitational interaction.

  10. The Synthesis, Structure and Physical Properties of the Layered Ruthenocuprates RuSr2GdCu2O8 and Pb2Sr2Cu2RuO8Cl 

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    MacLaughlin, A C; Attfield, J. Paul

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of the structure and physical properties of the layered rutheno- cuprates RuSr2GdCu2O8 and Pb2Sr2Cu2RuO8Cl are reviewed. RuSr2GdCu2O8 is a weak ferromagnetic superconductor and doping studies have shown that it is possible to tune...

  11. Opening and Closing Operators in Fuzzy Morphology Using

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    Illes Balears, Universitat de les

    and their properties have found considerable applications in image analysis and pattern recognition. #12;FUZZY LOGICAL arise within each level of image analysis and pattern recognition. · The method used in feature, CONJUNCTIVE UNINORMS #12;FUZZY MORPHOLOGICAL OPERATORS (FMO) An n-dimensional gray-scale image is model

  12. Morphology, Microstructure, and Rheology of Amphiphilic Telechelics Incorporating Polyhedral Oligosilsesquioxane

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    block for the construction of inorganic-organic hybrid materials. Their micron-scale morphologies were, organic-inorganic nanocomposites have attracted a great deal of attention based on early findings of enhanced thermal and mechanical properties.4,5 Hybrid materials in the form of copolymers based

  13. Effect of the substrate temperature on the physical properties of molybdenum tri-oxide thin films obtained through the spray pyrolysis technique

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    Martinez, H.M. [Grupo de Materiales con Aplicaciones Tecnologicas, Departamento de Fisica Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogota (Colombia)] [Grupo de Materiales con Aplicaciones Tecnologicas, Departamento de Fisica Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogota (Colombia); Torres, J., E-mail: njtorress@unal.edu.co [Grupo de Materiales con Aplicaciones Tecnologicas, Departamento de Fisica Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogota (Colombia); Lopez Carreno, L.D. [Grupo de Materiales con Aplicaciones Tecnologicas, Departamento de Fisica Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogota (Colombia)] [Grupo de Materiales con Aplicaciones Tecnologicas, Departamento de Fisica Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogota (Colombia); Rodriguez-Garcia, M.E. [Departamento de Nanotecnologia, Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Campus Juriquilla, Queretaro, Qro., Mexico (Colombia)] [Departamento de Nanotecnologia, Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Campus Juriquilla, Queretaro, Qro., Mexico (Colombia)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Polycrystalline molybdenum tri-oxide thin films were prepared using the spray pyrolysis technique; a 0.1 M solution of ammonium molybdate tetra-hydrated was used as a precursor. The samples were prepared on Corning glass substrates maintained at temperatures ranging between 423 and 673 K. The samples were characterized through micro Raman, X-ray diffraction, optical transmittance and DC electrical conductivity. The species MoO{sub 3} (H{sub 2}O){sub 2} was found in the sample prepared at a substrate temperature of 423 K. As the substrate temperature rises, the water disappears and the samples crystallize into {alpha}-MoO{sub 3}. The optical gap diminishes as the substrate temperature rises. Two electrical transport mechanisms were found: hopping under 200 K and intrinsic conduction over 200 K. The MoO{sub 3} films' sensitivity was analyzed for CO and H{sub 2}O in the temperature range 160 to 360 K; the results indicate that CO and H{sub 2}O have a reduction character. In all cases, it was found that the sensitivity to CO is lower than that to H{sub 2}O. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A low cost technique is used which produces good material. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thin films are prepared using ammonium molybdate tetra hydrated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The control of the physical properties of the samples could be done. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A calculation method is proposed to determine the material optical properties. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The MoO{sub 3} thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis could be used as gas sensor.

  14. Gamma Radiation Effects on Physical, Optical, and Structural...

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    Gamma Radiation Effects on Physical, Optical, and Structural Properties of Binary As-S glasses. Gamma Radiation Effects on Physical, Optical, and Structural Properties of Binary...

  15. Cement technology for borehole plugging: interim report on the effects of fly ash and salt on the physical properties of cementitious solids

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    Moore, J.G.; Morgan, M.T.; McDaniel, E.W.; Greene, H.B.; West, W.A.

    1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of initial studies of a systematic investigation to determine the effects of fly ash and salt on the physical properties of pozzolanic concretes and saltcretes are reported. Addition of fly ash to mortars decreased the set time and bleed characteristics and increased the compressive strength and permeability, but it had very little effect on the density or the thermal conductivity of the solid. The magnitude of these effects was only slightly related to the lime content of the fly ash. In the case of saltcretes, low-lime fly ash slightly decreased the set time and the bleed characteristics of the wet mix. However, a high-lime fly ash doubled the set time and decreased the bleed characteristics to essentially zero. The compressive strength of saltcretes was increased by the addition of fly ash and was independent of the lime content. Such additions had little effect on the thermal conductivity or density. The thermal conductivities of cement pastes containing fly ash showed a near-linear relationship with the density of the resulting solids. In the case of mortars, the thermal conductivity decreased with increasing temperature and showed some hysteresis in the initial heating cycle. After the first cycle, the thermal conductivity decreased from about 1.32 W/m.K at 350/sup 0/K to 1.27 W/m.K at 475/sup 0/K.

  16. The development of nanoscale morphology in polymer:fullerene photovoltaic blends during solvent casting

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    Travis, Adrian

    The development of nanoscale morphology in polymer:fullerene photovoltaic blends during solventsm00343c The power conversion efficiency in a conjugated polymer-functionalized fullerene bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic (OPV) device is dependent both on the electronic properties

  17. On the origin of the jet-like radio/X-ray morphology of G290.1-0.8

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    García, Federico; Albacete-Colombo, Juan F; Romero, Gustavo E; Bocchino, Fabrizio; López-Santiago, Javier

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The origin and evolution of supernova remnants of the mixed-morphology class is not well understood. Several remnants present distorted radio or X-ray shells with jet-like structures. G290.1-0.8 (MSH 11-61A) belongs to this class. We aim to investigate the nature of this supernova remnant in order to unveil the origin of its particular morphology. We based our work on the study of the X-ray emitting plasma properties and the conditions imposed by the cold interstellar medium where the remnant expanded. We use archival radio, HI line data and X-ray observations from XMM-Newton and Chandra observatories, to study G290.1-0.8 and its surrounding medium. Spatially resolved spectral analysis and mean photon energy maps are used to obtain physical and geometrical parameters of the source. Radio continuum and HI line maps give crucial information to understand the radio/X-ray morphology. The X-ray images show that the remnant presents two opposite symmetric bright spots on a symmetry axis running towards the NW-SE di...

  18. Physics Division: Subatomic Physics Group

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    Subatomic Physics Physics home Subatomic Physics Site Home About Us Groups Applied Modern Physics, P-21 Neutron Science and Technology, P-23 Plasma Physics, P-24 Subatomic...

  19. Robust Morphological Measures for Large-Scale Structure

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    T. Buchert

    1994-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A complete family of statistical descriptors for the morphology of large--scale structure based on Minkowski--Functionals is presented. These robust and significant measures can be used to characterize the local and global morphology of spatial patterns formed by a coverage of point sets which represent galaxy samples. Basic properties of these measures are highlighted and their relation to the `genus statistics' is discussed. Test models like a Poissonian point process and samples generated from a Voronoi--model are put into perspective.

  20. Role of transport performance on neuron cell morphology

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    E. Louis C. Degli Esposti Boschi G. J. Ortega E. Fernandez

    2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The compartmental model is a basic tool for studying signal propagation in neurons, and, if the model parameters are adequately defined, it can also be of help in the study of electrical or fluid transport. Here we show that the input resistance, in different networks which simulate the passive properties of neurons, is the result of an interplay between the relevant conductances, morphology and size. These results suggest that neurons must grow in such a way that facilitates the current flow. We propose that power consumption is an important factor by which neurons attain their final morphological appearance.

  1. Effects of variations in rate of temperature rise, curing temperature and size of specimen on selected physical properties of concrete made with type III cement and steam cured at atmospheric pressure

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    Aldridge, Weldon Wayne

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    made with Type III Portland cement, 2. to determine the interrelationships of the physical pro- perties of the steam cured concrete as exhibited by the variation in size of the test specimens, 3. to compare certain physical properties of steam cured... it was believed that Type III Portland cement would respond favorably, to temperatures 1n the higher ranges. Due to this same reasoning the rate of temperature rise was varied between 40 F, 60o F and 80 F per hour. These oombinations of curing temperature...

  2. Preparation and physical properties of antiperovskite-type compounds CdNCo{sub 3-z}Ni{sub z} (0{<=}z{<=}3)

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    He Bing, E-mail: hebing@ssc.iphy.ac.cn [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, Sichuan 646000 (China); Dong Cheng; Yang Lihong; Ge Linhui; Chen Hong [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of CdNCo{sub 3-z}Ni{sub z} (0{<=}z{<=}3) samples were prepared from CdO and metal powders under NH{sub 3} atmosphere at 743 K. The structural and physical properties were investigated by means of X-ray powder diffraction, temperature dependent resistivity and magnetic measurements. X-ray powder diffraction results show that CdNCo{sub 3} is a new ternary nitride with antiperovskite structure, and it can form a complete solid solution series with CdNNi{sub 3}. Both CdNCo{sub 3} and CdNNi{sub 3} samples show metallic temperature dependent resistivity and exhibit a Fermi liquid behavior below 50 K. All samples are ferromagnetic, and their coercivity and remanence decrease as the Ni content increases. The temperature dependence of the magnetization of the CdNCo{sub 3-z}Ni{sub z} samples can be well fitted to the combination of a Bloch term and a Curie-Weiss term. The CdNCo{sub 3} sample is ferromagnet with coercivity of 240 Oe at room-temperature. In contrast to the paramagnetism previously reported, our CdNNi{sub 3} sample exhibits very soft and weak ferromagnetism. - Graphical Abstract: CdNCo{sub 3} is a new ternary nitride with antiperovskite structure, and it can form a complete solid solution series with CdNNi{sub 3}. Highlights: > CdNCo{sub 3-z}Ni{sub z} (0{<=}z{<=}3) samples were synthesized by solid-gas reactions. > CdNCo{sub 3} is a new ternary antiperovskite nitride, and it can form a complete solid solution series with CdNNi{sub 3}. > Both CdNCo{sub 3} and CdNNi{sub 3} samples show metallic behavior and exhibit a Fermi liquid behavior below 50 K. > Magnetic measurements show that CdNCo{sub 3} and CdNNi{sub 3} exhibit ferromagnetic and weak ferromagnetic behavior, respectively.

  3. EXPLORING THE MORPHOLOGY OF RAVE STELLAR SPECTRA

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    Matijevic, G.; Zwitter, T. [Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Jadranska 19, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Bienayme, O.; Siebert, A. [Observatoire de Strasbourg, Universite de Strasbourg, CNRS, 11 rue de l'universite, 67000 Strasbourg (France); Bland-Hawthorn, J. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Boeche, C.; Grebel, E. K. [Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg, Moenchhofstr. 12-14, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Freeman, K. C. [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australia National University, Weston Creek, Canberra, ACT 2611 (Australia); Gibson, B. K. [Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 3TE (United Kingdom); Gilmore, G. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Helmi, A. [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands); Munari, U. [INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, 36012 Asiago (Italy); Navarro, J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victora, BC V8P 5C2 (Canada); Parker, Q. A.; Reid, W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 (Australia); Seabroke, G. [Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking RH5 6NT (United Kingdom); Siviero, A. [Department of Astronomy, Padova University, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, 35122 Padova (Italy); Steinmetz, M.; Williams, M. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam (Germany); Watson, F. G., E-mail: gal.matijevic@fmf.uni-lj.si [Australian Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 296, Epping, NSW 2121 (Australia); and others

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) is a medium-resolution (R {approx} 7500) spectroscopic survey of the Milky Way that has already obtained over half a million stellar spectra. They present a randomly selected magnitude-limited sample, so it is important to use a reliable and automated classification scheme that identifies normal single stars and discovers different types of peculiar stars. To this end, we present a morphological classification of {approx}350, 000 RAVE survey stellar spectra using locally linear embedding, a dimensionality reduction method that enables representing the complex spectral morphology in a low-dimensional projected space while still preserving the properties of the local neighborhoods of spectra. We find that the majority of all spectra in the database ({approx} 90%-95%) belong to normal single stars, but there is also a significant population of several types of peculiars. Among them, the most populated groups are those of various types of spectroscopic binary and chromospherically active stars. Both of them include several thousands of spectra. Particularly the latter group offers significant further investigation opportunities since activity of stars is a known proxy of stellar ages. Applying the same classification procedure to the sample of normal single stars alone shows that the shape of the projected manifold in two-dimensional space correlates with stellar temperature, surface gravity, and metallicity.

  4. HST/WFC3 OBSERVATIONS OF LOW-MASS GLOBULAR CLUSTERS AM 4 AND PALOMAR 13: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MASS LOSS

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    Hamren, Katherine M.; Smith, Graeme H.; Guhathakurta, Puragra [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon, 1151 East Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Weisz, Daniel R. [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Rajan, Abhijith [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, 781 East Terrace Road, Tempe, AZ 85287 (United States); Grillmair, Carl J., E-mail: khamren@ucolick.org [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Mail Stop 220-6, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the loss of low-mass stars in two of the faintest globular clusters known, AM 4 and Palomar 13 (Pal 13), using HST/WFC3 F606W and F814W photometry. To determine the physical properties of each cluster—age, mass, metallicity, extinction, and present day mass function (MF)—we use the maximum likelihood color-magnitude diagram (CMD) fitting program MATCH and the Dartmouth, Padova, and BaSTI stellar evolution models. For AM 4, the Dartmouth models provide the best match to the CMD and yield an age of >13 Gyr, metallicity log Z/Z {sub ?} = –1.68 ± 0.08, a distance modulus (m – M) {sub V} = 17.47 ± 0.03, and reddening A{sub V} = 0.19 ± 0.02. For Pal 13 the Dartmouth models give an age of 13.4 ± 0.5 Gyr, log Z/Z {sub ?} = –1.55 ± 0.06, (m – M) {sub V} = 17.17 ± 0.02, and A{sub V} = 0.43 ± 0.01. We find that the systematic uncertainties due to choice in assumed stellar model greatly exceed the random uncertainties, highlighting the importance of using multiple stellar models when analyzing stellar populations. Assuming a single-sloped power-law MF, we find that AM 4 and Pal 13 have spectral indices ? = +0.68 ± 0.34 and ? = –1.67 ± 0.25 (where a Salpeter MF has ? = +1.35), respectively. Comparing our derived slopes with literature measurements of cluster integrated magnitude (M{sub V} ) and MF slope indicates that AM 4 is an outlier. Its MF slope is substantially steeper than clusters of comparable luminosity, while Pal 13 has an MF in line with the general trend. We discuss both primordial and dynamical origins for the unusual MF slope of AM 4 and tentatively favor the dynamical scenario. However, MF slopes of more low luminosity clusters are needed to verify this hypothesis.

  5. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 84, 075213 (2011) Structural diversity and electronic properties of Cu2SnX3 (X = S, Se)

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    Gong, Xingao

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physical Sciences (MOE) and Surface Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China 2 Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices (MOE), East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China 3 Centre solar-cell absorbers. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.075213 PACS number(s): 61.50.Ah, 71.20.Nr, 71.22.+i, 71

  6. Top physics at CDF

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    Julia Thom

    2004-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Precision studies of top quark properties are a primary goal of the Run II physics program at the Fermilab Tevatron. Marking the first stages of this program, the CDF collaboration presents recent results on top pair production cross section, single top physics and top mass, using between 109 and 200 pb{sup -1} of Run II data.

  7. Nuclear physics and cosmology

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    Coc, Alain [Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière (CSNSM), CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris Sud 11, UMR 8609, Bâtiment 104, F-91405 Orsay Campus (France)

    2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    There are important aspects of Cosmology, the scientific study of the large scale properties of the universe as a whole, for which nuclear physics can provide insights. Here, we will focus on Standard Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis and we refer to the previous edition of the School [1] for the aspects concerning the variations of constants in nuclear cosmo-physics.

  8. Soot Deposit Properties in Practical Flames

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    Preciado, Ignacio [University of Utah; Eddings, Eric G. [University of Utah; Sarofim, Adel F. [University of Utah; Dinwiddie, Ralph Barton [ORNL; Porter, Wallace D [ORNL; Lance, Michael J [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soot deposition from hydrocarbon flames was investigated in order to evaluate the evolution of the deposits during the transient process of heating an object that starts with a cold metal surface that is exposed to a flame. The study focused on the fire/metal surface interface and the critical issues associated with the specification of the thermal boundaries at this interface, which include the deposition of soot on the metal surface, the chemical and physical properties of the soot deposits and their subsequent effect on heat transfer to the metal surface. A laboratory-scale device (metallic plates attached to a water-cooled sampling probe) was designed for studying soot deposition in a laminar ethylene-air premixed flame. The metallic plates facilitate the evaluation of the deposition rates and deposit characteristics such as deposit thickness, bulk density, PAH content, deposit morphology, and thermal properties, under both water-cooled and uncooled conditions. Additionally, a non-intrusive Laser Flash Technique (in which the morphology of the deposit is not modified) was used to estimate experimental thermal conductivity values for soot deposits as a function of deposition temperature (water-cooled and uncooled experiments), location within the flame and chemical characteristics of the deposits. Important differences between water-cooled and uncooled surfaces were observed. Thermophoresis dominated the soot deposition process and enhanced higher deposition rates for the water-cooled experiments. Cooler surface temperatures resulted in the inclusion of increased amounts of condensable hydrocarbons in the soot deposit. The greater presence of condensable material promoted decreased deposit thicknesses, larger deposit densities, different deposit morphologies, and higher thermal conductivities.

  9. Gene expression in physically impeded maize roots

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    Huang, Ying-Fei

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Physical Impedance: Overview. Significance in agriculture. Morphological changes of cmp roots in response to physical impedance Plant hormones and physical hnpedance. Ca2+, Sitpud Transduction and Physical Impedance. . . . . III MATERIALS AND METHODS.... , 1994; Allen and Tiwari 1991) and calsequestrin (Chou et al. , 1989; Krause et al. , 1989). CHAPTER IH MATERIALS AND METHODS Germination and Growth Conditions Plant material Maize (Zea mays L. ) cv TX 5855 was used as the research material. Seeds...

  10. Morphology-induced plasmonic resonances in silver-aluminum alloy Sabine Auer,1

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    Cao, Hui

    Morphology-induced plasmonic resonances in silver-aluminum alloy thin films Sabine Auer,1 Wenjie 29 July 2011) We have investigated the optical properties of sputter-deposited silver-aluminum alloy. In this letter, we investigate the optical properties of sil- ver-aluminum (Ag-Al) alloy thin films deposited

  11. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 20300

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    Lombardi, John R.

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 20300 General Physics Designation: Required Undergraduate Catalog description: For majors in the life sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry, psychology, physical therapy) and for liberal arts students. Fundamental ideas and laws of physics from mechanics to modern

  12. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 32100

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    Lombardi, John R.

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 32100 Modern Physics for Engineers Designation to one- electron atoms, atomic shell structure and periodic table; nuclear physics, relativity. Prerequisites: Prereq.: Physics 20800 or equivalent, Math 20300 or 20900 (elective for Engineering students

  13. Metal oxide nanostructures with hierarchical morphology

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    Ren, Zhifeng (Newton, MA); Lao, Jing Yu (Saline, MI); Banerjee, Debasish (Ann Arbor, MI)

    2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates generally to metal oxide materials with varied symmetrical nanostructure morphologies. In particular, the present invention provides metal oxide materials comprising one or more metallic oxides with three-dimensionally ordered nanostructural morphologies, including hierarchical morphologies. The present invention also provides methods for producing such metal oxide materials.

  14. Artificial muscle morphology : structure/property relationships in polypyrrole actuators

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    Pytel, Rachel Zimet

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We seek to improve polypyrrole and other conducting polymer actuators by discovering and exploiting the connection between nanoscale transport events and macroscale active strain. To this end we have used diffraction and ...

  15. Algebraic Properties of Fuzzy Morphological Operators based on

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    Illes Balears, Universitat de les

    , with an involutive negator. Fuzzy set inclusion was used by Zadeh, Sinha & Dougherty, Kitainik and Bandler & Kohout

  16. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 87, 174425 (2013) Iron porphyrin molecules on Cu(001): Influence of adlayers and ligands on the magnetic properties

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    Kuch, Wolfgang

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, 75120 Uppsala, Sweden 3 Institut f is used to stabilize the molecule in the gas phase. Both types of ligands weaken the hybridization between nature, whereas the investigated sys- tems couple ferromagnetically without oxygen.5,6 Theoretical

  17. PHYSICAL REVIEW B VOLUME 52, NUMBER 23 15 DECEMBER 1995-I Properties of the yellow luminescence in undoped GaN epitaxial layers

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    Nabben, Reinhard

    Micro-Raman and cathodoluminescence studies of epitaxial laterally overgrown GaN with tungsten masks: A method to map the free-carrier concentration of thick GaN samples A. Kaschner,a) A. Hoffmann properties of two epitaxial-laterally overgrown GaN structures with tungsten masks in 1100 and 1120 direction

  18. @Why Physics Comprehensive Physics Major.

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    @Why Physics Comprehensive Physics Major. From the basic laws of physics to the resulting emergent behavior, physics studies what the universe is made of and how it works. As a Physics major that surrounds us, to the structure and evolution of the entire universe. We offer three degrees in Physics

  19. Morphological Statistics of the Cosmic Web

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    Sergei F. Shandarin

    2004-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the {\\em first} systematic study of the supercluster-void network in the $\\Lambda$CDM concordance cosmology treating voids and superclusters on an equal footing. We study the dark matter density field in real space smoothed with the $L_s = 5$ \\hm1 Mpc Gaussian window. Superclusters and voids are defined as individual members of over-dense and under-dense excursion sets respectively. We determine the morphological properties of the cosmic web at a large number of dark matter density levels by computing Minkowski functionals for every supercluster and void. At the adopted smoothing scale individual superclusters totally occupy no more than about 5% of the total volume and contain no more than 20% of mass if the largest supercluster is excluded. Likewise, individual voids totally occupy no more than 14% of volume and contain no more than 4% of mass if the largest void is excluded. The genus of individual superclusters can be $\\sim 5$ while the genus of individual voids reaches $\\sim 55$, implying significant amount of substructure in superclusters and especially in voids. Large voids are typically distinctly non-spherical.

  20. Properties and nature of Be stars 30. Reliable physical properties of a semi-detached B9.5e+G8III binary BR CMi = HD 61273 compared to those of other well studied semi-detached emission-line binaries

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    Harmanec, P; Nemravová, J A; Royer, F; Briot, D; North, P; Lampens, P; Frémat, Y; Yang, S; Boži?, H; Kotková, L; Škoda, P; Šlechta, M; Kor?áková, D; Wolf, M; Zasche, P

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reliable determination of the basic physical properties of hot emission-line binaries with Roche-lobe filling secondaries is important for developing the theory of mass exchange in binaries. It is a very hard task, however, which is complicated by the presence of circumstellar matter in these systems. So far, only a small number of systems with accurate values of component masses, radii, and other properties are known. Here, we report the first detailed study of a new representative of this class of binaries, BR CMi, based on the analysis of radial velocities and multichannel photometry from several observatories, and compare its physical properties with those for other well-studied systems. BR CMi is an ellipsoidal variable seen under an intermediate orbital inclination of ~51 degrees, and it has an orbital period of 12.919059(15) d and a circular orbit. We used the disentangled component spectra to estimate the effective temperatures 9500(200) K and 4655(50) K by comparing them with model spectra. They corr...

  1. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2007, pp. 18941898 Investigation of the p-GaN Ohmic Contact Property

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    Boo, Jin-Hyo

    O2/N2 ratio might keep the hole carriers from transporting to the electrode. PACS numbers: 81, 82 property. Many studies have been reported the preparation of a low resistance electrode by combining various metals, such as Pt/Au, Ti/Pt/Au, Pt/Au, Ni/Cr/Au, Pd/Au, and Ni/Au [4­7]. Among them, the Ni

  2. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 83, 125201 (2011) Compositional dependence of structural and electronic properties of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 alloys

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    Gong, Xingao

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    structured Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) is a promising semiconductor for low-cost and sustainable thin-film solar cell properties of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 alloys for thin film solar cells Shiyou Chen,1,2 Aron Walsh,3 Ji-Hui Yang,1 X. G, Colorado 80401, USA (Received 15 December 2010; published 1 March 2011) A thin-film solar cell based on Cu2

  3. A convenient strategy to functionalize carbon nanotubes with ascorbic acid and its effect on the physical and thermomechanical properties of poly(amide–imide) composites

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    Mallakpour, Shadpour, E-mail: mallak@cc.iut.ac.ir [Organic Polymer Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, I.R. Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Institute, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, I.R. Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Zadehnazari, Amin [Organic Polymer Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, I.R. Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were functionalized by ascorbic acid by a fast strategy under microwave irradiation to improve interfacial interactions and dispersion of CNTs in a poly(amide–imide) (PAI) matrix. This technique provides a rapid and economically viable route to produce covalently functionalized CNTs. The as-prepared, new type of functionalized CNTs were analyzed by several techniques. The thermal stabilities and mechanical interfacial properties of CNT/PAI composites were investigated using several techniques. The dispersion state of CNTs in the PAI matrix was observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The mechanical interfacial property of the composites was significantly increased by the addition of ascorbic acid treated CNTs. The FE-SEM and TEM results showed that the separation and uniform dispersion of CNTs in the PAI matrix. The overview of these recent results is presented. -- Graphical abstract: Presentation of possible interactions of hydrogen bonding between the MWCNT-AS and the PAI chains. Highlights: • Surface functionalization of MWCNTs with ascorbic acid under microwave irradiation. • The MWCNT-AS/PAI composite films were fabricated by solution blending process. • Microstructure and MWCNT states in the composites were studied. • Thermal and mechanical properties of the composite films were evaluated. • Films of different contents of the MWCNTs-AS showed a superior tensile behavior.

  4. Tevatron top physics

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    Jeannine Wagner-Kuhr; for the CDF; D0 Collaborations

    2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of the most recent results on top quark physics obtained at Fermilab's Tevatron proton-antiproton collider, operating at a centre of mass energy of 1.96 TeV, is presented. Measurements of the top pair and single top quark production cross sections, the investigation of top quark decay properties, the precision measurement of the top quark mass as well as searches for physics beyond the standard model are discussed.

  5. Physics of top

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    C. -P. Yuan

    2006-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    I will briefly review the physics of top quark at high energy colliders. A new discovery of single-top event at the Fermilab Tevatron is expected. At the CERN Large Hadron Collider, detailed top quark properties can be measured and new physics ideas in which top quark plays a special role can be tested. I will also discuss a few phenomenological methods for analyzing experimental data to study top quark interactions.

  6. Polarization Response in InAs Quantum Dots: Theoretical Correlation between Composition and Electronic Properties

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    Usman, Muhammad; Todaro, Maria Teresa; De Giorgi, Milena; O'Reilly, Eoin P; Klimeck, Gerhard; Passaseo, Adriana

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    III-V growth and surface conditions strongly influence the physical structure and resulting optical properties of self-assembled quantum dots (QDs). Beyond the design of a desired active optical wavelength, the polarization response of QDs is of particular interest for optical communications and quantum information science. Previous theoretical studies based on a pure InAs QD model failed to reproduce experimentally observed polarization properties. In this work, multi-million atom simulations are performed to understand the correlation between chemical composition and polarization properties of QDs. A systematic analysis of QD structural parameters leads us to propose a two layer composition model, mimicking In segregation and In-Ga intermixing effects. This model, consistent with mostly accepted compositional findings, allows to accurately fit the experimental PL spectra. The detailed study of QD morphology parameters presented here serves as a tool for using growth dynamics to engineer the strain field ins...

  7. Morphologies of block copolymers composed of charged and neutral blocks

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    Kumar, Rajeev [ORNL; Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Wang, Xiaojun [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article reviews current experimental observations and theoretical calculations devoted towards understanding micro-phase separation in charged block copolymer systems. We discuss bulk morphologies in melt and in solution, as well as some of the new emerging research directions. Overall, a comprehensive picture is beginning to emerge on the fundamental role of electrostatics in the microphase separation of charged block copolymers. This understanding provides exciting new insight that may be used to direct targeted structures that endow the materials with desired properties that can have tremendous potential in technological applications.

  8. Modeling morphology evolution during solvent-based fabrication of organic solar cells

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    Wodo, Olga

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solvent-based techniques usually involve preparing dilute blends of electron-donor and electron-acceptor materials dissolved in a volatile solvent. After some form of coating onto a substrate, the solvent evaporates. An initially homogeneous mixture separates into electron-acceptor rich and electron-donor rich regions as the solvent evaporates. Depending on the specifics of the blend and processing conditions different morphologies are typically formed. Experimental evidence consistently confirms that the morphology critically affects device performance. A computational framework that can predict morphology evolution can significantly augment experimental analysis. Such a framework will also allow high throughput analysis of the large phase space of processing parameters, thus yielding insight into the process-structure-property relationships. In this paper, we formulate a computational framework to predict evolution of morphology during solvent-based fabrication of organic thin films. This is accomplished by...

  9. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 42200

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    Lombardi, John R.

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 42200 Biophysics Designation: Undergraduate Catalog and membranes. In depth study of the physical basis of selected systems including vision, nerve transmission. Prerequisites: Prereq.: 1 yr. of Math, 1 yr. of Physics (elective for Physics Majors and Biomedical Engineering

  10. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 32300

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    Lombardi, John R.

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 32300 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers Designation: required for Physics majors in the Applied Physics Option Undergraduate Catalog description: Basic experiments, wave: Physics 20700 and 20800, Math 39100 and Math 39200 Textbook and other suggested material: Scherrer

  11. Environmental and morphological differences within Icteridae: Icterus

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    Rodriquez, Jessica

    2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    0.00 500.00 1000.00 1500.00 2000.00 2500.00 3000.00 3500.00 4000.00 4500.00 Altitude in Meters SR layered upon Temp Hypothesis and Further Study Ith lti bt#0;? Is there a corre ation e ween morphological and morphological...

  12. Using PPG Morphology to Detect Blood Sequestration

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    Linder, Stephen

    Using PPG Morphology to Detect Blood Sequestration Stephen P. Linder1 , Suzanne M. Wendelken, Susan been shown to vary with the respiratory cycle, but changes in the morphology caused by blood of changes in blood sequestration cause by changes in posture by monitor- ing how the shape of individual

  13. Cross-shore sediment transport and the equilibrium morphology of mudflats under tidal currents

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    Hogg, Andrew

    Cross-shore sediment transport and the equilibrium morphology of mudflats under tidal currents D of suspended sediment transport under cross-shore tidal currents on an intertidal mudflat. We employ; 4558 Oceanography: Physical: Sediment transport; KEYWORDS: estuaries, intertidal mudflats, intertidal

  14. Top Physics at CDF

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    Moon, Chang-Seong

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the recent results of top-quark physics using up to 6 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions at a center of mass energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV analyzed by the CDF collaboration. Thanks to this large data sample, precision top quark measurements are now a reality at the Tevatron. Further, several new physics signals could appear in this large dataset. We will present the latest measurements of top quark intrinsic properties as well as direct searches for new physics in the top sector.

  15. Top Physics at CDF

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    Chang-Seong Moon

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the recent results of top-quark physics using up to 6 fb$^{-1}$ of $p \\bar p$ collisions at a center of mass energy of $\\sqrt s$ = 1.96 TeV analyzed by the CDF collaboration. Thanks to this large data sample, precision top quark measurements are now a reality at the Tevatron. Further, several new physics signals could appear in this large dataset. We will present the latest measurements of top quark intrinsic properties as well as direct searches for new physics in the top sector.

  16. Top Physics at ATLAS

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    Marcello Barisonzi

    2005-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The Large Hadron Collider LHC is a top quark factory: due to its high design luminosity, LHC will produce about 200 millions of top quarks per year of operation. The large amount of data will allow to study with great precision the properties of the top quark, most notably cross-section, mass and spin. The Top Physics Working Group has been set up at the ATLAS experiment, to evaluate the precision reach of physics measurements in the top sector, and to study the systematic effects of the ATLAS detector on such measurements. This reports give an overview of the main activities of the ATLAS Top Physics Working Group in 2004.

  17. Remixing physical objects through tangible tools

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    Follmer, Sean (Sean Weston)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this document we present new tools for remixing physical objects. These tools allow users to copy, edit and manipulate the properties of one or more objects to create a new physical object. We already have these ...

  18. Magnetic properties of double perovskite La2BMnO6 (B = Ni or...

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    size of 50 nm were synthesized using a facile, environmentally friendly, scalable molten-salt reaction at 700 °C in air. Their structural and morphological properties...

  19. The FERMI@Elettra free-electron-laser source for coherent X-ray physics: photon properties, beam transport system, and applications

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    Allaria, Enrico; Callegari, Carlo; Cocco, Daniele; Fawley, William M.; Kiskinova, Maya; Masciovecchio, Claudio; Parmigiani, Fulvio

    2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    FERMI@Elettra is comprised of two free electron lasers (FELs) that will generate short pulses (tau ~;; 25 to 200 fs) of highly coherent radiation in the XUV and soft X-ray region. The use of external laser seeding together with a harmonic upshift scheme to obtain short wavelengths will give FERMI@Elettra the capability to produce high quality, longitudinal coherent photon pulses. This capability together with the possibilities of temporal synchronization to external lasers and control of the output photon polarization will open new experimental opportunities not possible with currently available FELs. Here we report on the predicted radiation coherence properties and important configuration details of the photon beam transport system. We discuss the several experimental stations that will be available during initial operations in 2011, and we give a scientific perspective on possible experiments that can exploit the critical parameters of this new light source.

  20. Representation of State Property Systems

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    Diederik Aerts; Sylvia Pulmannova

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A 'state property system' is the mathematical structure which models an arbitrary physical system by means of its set of states, its set of properties, and a relation of 'actuality of a certain property for a certain state'. We work out a new axiomatization for standard quantum mechanics, starting with the basic notion of state property system, and making use of a generalization of the standard quantum mechanical notion of 'superposition' for state property systems.

  1. Synthesis, characterization and physical properties of the skutterudites Yb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}Sb{sub 12} (0{<=}x{<=}0.4)

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    Kaltzoglou, Andreas; Vaqueiro, Paz [Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)] [Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Knight, Kevin S. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0OX (United Kingdom)] [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0OX (United Kingdom); Powell, Anthony V., E-mail: a.v.powell@hw.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The skutterudites Yb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}Sb{sub 12} (0{<=}x{<=}0.4) have been prepared by solid-state reaction and characterised by powder X-ray diffraction. The compounds crystallise in the cubic space group Im3{sup Macron} (a Almost-Equal-To 9.1 A) with Yb atoms partially filling the voids in the skutterudite framework. A neutron time-of-flight diffraction experiment for Fe{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}Sb{sub 12} confirms the disorder of Fe and Ni atoms on the transition-metal site. Electrical resistivity, Seebeck coefficient and thermal conductivity measurements indicate that the thermoelectric performance of the skutterudites shows a marked dependence on the Yb content. Magnetic measurements over the temperature range 2{<=}T/K{<=}300 show paramagnetic behaviour for all compounds. Decomposition studies under an oxidising atmosphere at elevated temperatures have also been carried out by thermogravimetric analysis. - Graphical abstract: The filled skutterudites Yb{sub x}Fe{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}Sb{sub 12} have been prepared by solid-state reaction and characterised by powder X-ray diffraction. The thermoelectric performance depends strongly on the Yb content. The physical properties and thermal stability of the compounds are further discussed in comparison with the current state-of-the art thermoelectric skutterudites. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A new series of skutterudites has been prepared and characterised. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Physical properties are affected by the degree of Yb filling. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The highest thermoelectric performance is found for Yb{sub 0.15}Fe{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}Sb{sub 12}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The skutterudites decompose in air above 550 K.

  2. Probing the evolution and morphology of hard carbon spheres

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    Pol, Vilas G.; Wen, Jianguo; Lau, Kah Chun; Callear, Samantha; Bowron, Daniel T.; Lin, Chi-Kai; Deshmukh, Sanket A.; Sankaranarayanan, Subramanian; Curtiss, Larry A.; David, William; Miller, Dean J.; Thackeray, Michael M.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Monodispersed hard carbon spheres can be synthesized quickly and reproducibly by autogenic reactions of hydrocarbon precursors, notably polyethylene (including plastic waste), at high temperature and pressure. The carbon microparticles formed by this reaction have a unique spherical architecture, with a dominant internal nanometer layered motif, and they exhibit diamond-like hardness and electrochemical properties similar to graphite. In the present study, in-situ monitoring by X-ray diffraction along with electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, neutron pair-distribution function analysis, and computational modeling has been used to elucidate the morphology and evolution of the carbon spheres that form from the autogenic reaction of polyethylene at high temperature and pressure. A mechanism is proposed on how polyethylene evolves from a linear chain-based material to a layered carbon motif. Heating the spheres to 2400-2800 °C under inert conditions increases their graphitic character, particularly at the surface, which enhances their electrochemical and tribological properties.

  3. The Use of Chemical and Physical Properties for Characterization of Strontium Distribution Coefficients at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho

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    J. J. Rosentreter; R. Nieves; J. Kalivas; J. P. Rousseau; R. C. Bartholomay

    1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Geological Survey and Idaho State University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, conducted a study to determine strontium distribution coefficients (Kds) of surficial sediments at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Batch experimental techniques were used to determine experimental Kds of 20 surficial-sediment samples from the INEEL. The Kds describe the distribution of a solute between the solution and solid phase. A best-fit model was obtained using a four-variable data set consisting of surface area, manganese oxide concentration, specific conductance, and pH. Application of the model to an independent split of the data resulted in an average relative error of prediction of 20 percent and a correlation coefficient of 0.921 between predicted and observed strontium Kds. Chemical and physical characteristics of the solution and sediment that could successfully predict the Kd values were identified. Prediction variable select ion was limited to variables which are either easily determined or have available tabulated characteristics. The selection criterion could circumvent the need for time- and labor-intensive laboratory experiments and provide an alternate faster method for estimating strontium Kds.

  4. On the nature of H$\\alpha$ emitters at $z \\sim 2$ from the HiZELS survey: physical properties, Ly$\\alpha$ escape fraction, and main sequence

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    Oteo, I; Ivison, R J; Smail, I; Best, P N; Cepa, J; Pérez-García, A M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed multi-wavelength study (from rest-frame UV to far-IR) of narrow-band (NB) selected, star-forming (SF) H$\\alpha$ emitters (HAEs) at $z \\sim 2.23$ taken from the High Redshift(Z) Emission Line Survey (HiZELS). We find that HAEs have similar SED-derived properties and colors to $sBzK$ galaxies and probe a well-defined portion of the SF population at $z \\sim 2$. This is not true for Ly$\\alpha$ emitters (LAEs), which are strongly biased towards blue, less massive galaxies (missing a significant percentage of the SF population). Combining our H$\\alpha$ observations with matched, existing Ly$\\alpha$ data we determine that the Ly$\\alpha$ escape fraction ($f_{\\rm esc}$) is low (only $\\sim$ 4.5\\% of HAEs show Ly$\\alpha$ emission) and decreases with increasing dust attenuation, UV continuum slope, stellar mass, and star formation rate (SFR). This suggests that Ly$\\alpha$ preferentially escapes from blue galaxies with low dust attenuation. However, a small population of red and massive LAEs is also ...

  5. Changing the physical and chemical properties of titanium oxynitrides TiN{sub 1-x}O{sub x} by changing the composition

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    Graciani, Jesus; Sanz, Javier Fdez. [Departamento de Quimica Fisica, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad de Sevilla, E-41012 Sevilla (Spain); Hamad, Said [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, CSIC-Universidad de Sevilla, Avda. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092 Sevilla (Spain); Department of Physical, Chemical and Natural Systems, University Pablo de Olavide, Carretera de Utrera, km 1, 41013 Sevilla (Spain)

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The stability and structural properties of titanium oxynitrides, TiN{sub 1-x}O{sub x}, of different compositions are theoretically analyzed by means of first-principles periodic density-functional calculations. We show that at x=0.55-0.6 there is a change in the preferred structure from that of NaCl type to the {alpha}-TiO arrangement. For the NaCl-type structure the cell volume increases with x while it decreases with x for the {alpha}-TiO structure. The bulk moduli are always much larger for NaCl-type structures than for {alpha}-TiO and they decrease as the amount of O increases, moving from 280 GPa for TiN to 226 GPa for TiO (NaCl-type structure) or 197 GPa for {alpha}-TiO. Changes in the electronic structure with the composition are also considered. In general we found that in the two types of structure (NaCl and {alpha}-TiO), both the band gap and the ionic character increase with the O concentration.

  6. Morphology-tuned wurtzite-type ZnS ZHONGWU WANG1*, LUKE L. DAEMEN1, YUSHENG ZHAO1, C. S. ZHA2, ROBERT T. DOWNS3,

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    ARTICLES Morphology-tuned wurtzite-type ZnS nanobelts ZHONGWU WANG1*, LUKE L. DAEMEN1, YUSHENG ZHAO. The optical properties of the semiconductor ZnS in wurtzite structures are considerably enhanced, but the lack of structural stability limits technological applications. Here, we demonstrate that morphology-tuned wurtzite

  7. Synthesis, crystal and electronic structure, and physical properties of the new lanthanum copper telluride La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5}Te{sub 7}

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    Zelinska, Mariya; Assoud, Abdeljalil [Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1 (Canada); Kleinke, Holger, E-mail: kleinke@uwaterloo.c [Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1 (Canada)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The new lanthanum copper telluride La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} has been obtained by annealing the elements at 1073 K. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies revealed that the title compound crystallizes in a new structure type, space group Pnma (no. 62) with lattice dimensions of a=8.2326(3) A, b=25.9466(9) A, c=7.3402(3) A, V=1567.9(1) A{sup 3}, Z=4 for La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4.86(4)}Te{sub 7}. The structure of La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} is remarkably complex. The Cu and Te atoms build up a three-dimensional covalent network. The coordination polyhedra include trigonal LaTe{sub 6} prisms, capped trigonal LaTe{sub 7} prisms, CuTe{sub 4} tetrahedra, and CuTe{sub 3} pyramids. All Cu sites exhibit deficiencies of various extents. Electrical property measurements on a sintered pellet of La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4.86}Te{sub 7} indicate that it is a p-type semiconductor in accordance with the electronic structure calculations. -- Graphical abstract: Oligomeric unit comprising interconnected CuTe{sub 3} pyramids and CuTe{sub 4} tetrahedra. Display Omitted Research highlights: {yields} La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} adopts a new structure type. {yields} All Cu sites exhibit deficiencies of various extents. {yields} The coordination polyhedra include trigonal LaTe{sub 6} prisms, capped trigonal LaTe{sub 7} prisms, CuTe{sub 4} tetrahedra and CuTe{sub 3} pyramids. {yields} La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} is a p-type semiconductor.

  8. The surface of Mars : morphology and process

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    Aharonson, Oded, 1973-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this work is a quantitative description of the morphology of the surface of Mars, in order to constrain the nature of processes acting during the ancient past through today. Emphasis is placed on linking geometric ...

  9. Defect Distribution and Dissolution Morphologies on Low-Index...

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    Defect Distribution and Dissolution Morphologies on Low-Index Surfaces of alpha-Quartz . Defect Distribution and Dissolution Morphologies on Low-Index Surfaces of alpha-Quartz ....

  10. Effects of Carbonate Solvents and Lithium Salts on Morphology...

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    Carbonate Solvents and Lithium Salts on Morphology and Coulombic Efficiency of Lithium Electrode. Effects of Carbonate Solvents and Lithium Salts on Morphology and Coulombic...

  11. Direct Visualization of Initial SEI Morphology and Growth Kinetics...

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    Initial SEI Morphology and Growth Kinetics During Lithium Deposition by in situ Electrochemical Direct Visualization of Initial SEI Morphology and Growth Kinetics During Lithium...

  12. CARBON NANOTUBES: PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS

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    Fischer, John, E.

    2009-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Carbon nanotubes were discovered in 1991 as a minority byproduct of fullerene synthesis. Remarkable progress has been made in the ensuing years, including the discovery of two basic types of nanotubes (single-wall and multi-wall), great strides in synthesis and purification, elucidation of many fundamental physical properties, and important steps towards practical applications. Both the underlying science and technological potential of SWNT can profitably be studied at the scale of individual tubes and on macroscopic assemblies such as fibers. Experiments on single tubes directly reveal many of the predicted quantum confinement and mechanical properties. Semiconductor nanowires have many features in common with nanotubes, and many of the same fundamental and practical issues are in play – quantum confinement and its effect on properties; possible device structures and circuit architectures; thermal management; optimal synthesis, defect morphology and control, etc. In 2000 we began a small effort in this direction, conducted entirely by undergraduates with minimal consumables support from this grant. With DOE-BES approval, this grew into a project in parallel with the carbon nanotube work, in which we studied of inorganic semiconductor nanowire growth, characterization and novel strategies for electronic and electromechanical device fabrication. From the beginnings of research on carbon nanotubes, one of the major applications envisioned was hydrogen storage for fuel-cell powered cars and trucks. Subsequent theoretical models gave mixed results, the most pessimistic indicating that the fundamental H2-SWNT interaction was similar to flat graphite (physisorption) with only modest binding energies implying cryogenic operation at best. New material families with encouraging measured properties have emerged, and materials modeling has gained enormously in predictive power, sophistication, and the ability to treat a realistically representative number of atoms. One of the new materials, highly porous carbide-derived carbons (CDC), is the subject of an add-on to this grant awarded to myself and Taner Yildirim (NIST). Results from the add-on led eventually to a new 3-year award DE-FG02-08ER46522 “From Fundamental Understanding to Predicting New Nanomaterials for High Capacity Hydrogen Storage”, $1000K, (05/31/2008 - 05/01/2011) with Taner Yildirim and myself as co-PI’s.

  13. The structure and properties of graphene supported on gold nanoparticles

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    Osváth, Zoltán; Kertész, Krisztián; Molnár, György; Vértesy, Gábor; Zámbó, Dániel; Hwang, Chanyong; Biró, László P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphene covered metal nanoparticles constitute a novel type of hybrid materials, which provide a unique platform to study plasmonic effects, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and metal-graphene interactions at the nanoscale. Such a hybrid material is fabricated by transferring graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition onto closely spaced gold nanoparticles produced on a silica wafer. The morphology and physical properties of nanoparticle-supported graphene is investigated by atomic force microscopy, optical reflectance spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS), and confocal Raman spectroscopy. This study shows that the graphene Raman peaks are enhanced by a factor which depends on the excitation wavelength, in accordance with the surface plasmon resonance of the gold nanoparticles, and also on the graphene-nanoparticle distance which is tuned by annealing at moderate temperatures. The observed SERS activity is correlated to the nanoscale corrugation of graphene. STM and...

  14. Advanced Technologies for Monitoring CO2 Saturation and Pore Pressure in Geologic Formations: Linking the Chemical and Physical Effects to Elastic and Transport Properties

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    Mavko, G.; Vanorio, T.; Vialle, S.; Saxena, N.

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultrasonic P- and S-wave velocities were measured over a range of confining pressures while injecting CO2 and brine into the samples. Pore fluid pressure was also varied and monitored together with porosity during injection. Effective medium models were developed to understand the mechanisms and impact of observed changes and to provide the means for implementation of the interpretation methodologies in the field. Ultrasonic P- and S-wave velocities in carbonate rocks show as much as 20-50% decrease after injection of the reactive CO2-brine mixture; the changes were caused by permanent changes to the rock elastic frame associated with dissolution of mineral. Velocity decreases were observed under both dry and fluid-saturated conditions, and the amount of change was correlated with the initial pore fabrics. Scanning Electron Microscope images of carbonate rock microstructures were taken before and after injection of CO2-rich water. The images reveal enlargement of the pores, dissolution of micrite (micron-scale calcite crystals), and pitting of grain surfaces caused by the fluid- solid chemical reactivity. The magnitude of the changes correlates with the rock microtexture – tight, high surface area samples showed the largest changes in permeability and smallest changes in porosity and elastic stiffness compared to those in rocks with looser texture and larger intergranular pore space. Changes to the pore space also occurred from flow of fine particles with the injected fluid. Carbonates with grain-coating materials, such as residual oil, experienced very little permanent change during injection. In the tight micrite/spar cement component, dissolution is controlled by diffusion: the mass transfer of products and reactants is thus slow and the fluid is expected to be close to thermodynamical equilibrium with the calcite, leading to very little dissolution, or even precipitation. In the microporous rounded micrite and macropores, dissolution is controlled by advection: because of an efficient mass transfer of reactants and products, the fluid remains acidic, far from thermodynamical equilibrium and the dissolution of calcite is important. These conclusions are consistent with the lab observations. Sandstones from the Tuscaloosa formation in Mississippi were also subjected to injection under representative in situ stress and pore pressure conditions. Again, both P- and S-wave velocities decreased with injection. Time-lapse SEM images indicated permanent changes induced in the sandstone microstructure by chamosite dissolution upon injection of CO2-rich brine. After injection, the sandstone showed an overall cleaner microstructure. Two main changes are involved: (a) clay dissolution between grains and at the grain contact and (b) rearrangement of grains due to compaction under pressure Theoretical and empirical models were developed to quantify the elastic changes associated with injection. Permanent changes to the rock frame resulted in seismic velocity-porosity trends that mimic natural diagenetic changes. Hence, when laboratory measurments are not available for a candidate site, these trends can be estimated from depth trends in well logs. New theoretical equations were developed to predict the changes in elastic moduli upon substitution of pore-filling material. These equations reduce to Gassmann’s equations for the case of constant frame properties, low seismic frequencies, and fluid changes in the pore space. The new models also predict the change dissolution or precipitation of mineral, which cannot be described with the conventional Gassmann theory.

  15. Quantum Physics and Human Language

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    James B. Hartle

    2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Human languages employ constructions that tacitly assume specific properties of the limited range of phenomena they evolved to describe. These assumed properties are true features of that limited context, but may not be general or precise properties of all the physical situations allowed by fundamental physics. In brief, human languages contain `excess baggage' that must be qualified, discarded, or otherwise reformed to give a clear account in the context of fundamental physics of even the everyday phenomena that the languages evolved to describe. The surest route to clarity is to express the constructions of human languages in the language of fundamental physical theory, not the other way around. These ideas are illustrated by an analysis of the verb `to happen' and the word `reality' in special relativity and the modern quantum mechanics of closed systems.

  16. Metals on graphene: correlation between adatom adsorption behavior and growth morphology

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    Liu, Xiaojie; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Hupalo, Myron; Lu, Wencai; Tringides, Michael C.; Yao, Yongxin; Ho, Kai-Ming

    2012-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a systematic study of metal adatom adsorption on graphene by ab initio calculations. The calculations cover alkali metals, sp-simple metals, 3d and group 10 transition metals, noble metals, as well as rare earth metals. The correlation between the adatom adsorption properties and the growth morphology of the metals on graphene is also investigated. We show that the growth morphology is related to the ratio of the metal adsorption energy to its bulk cohesive energy (E(a)/E(c)) and the diffusion barrier (?E) of the metal adatom on graphene. Charge transfer, electric dipole and magnetic moments, and graphene lattice distortion induced by metal adsorption would also affect the growth morphologies of the metal islands. We also show that most of the metal nanostructures on graphene would be thermally stable against coarsening.

  17. Rheological and Thermal Properties of Icy Materials

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    Durham, William B.

    Laboratory measurements of physical properties of planetary ices generate information for dynamical models of tectonically active icy bodies in the outer solar system. We review the methods for measuring both flow properties ...

  18. Rock physics at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

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    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rock physics refers to the study of static and dynamic chemical and physical properties of rocks and to phenomenological investigations of rocks reacting to man-made forces such as stress waves and fluid injection. A bibliography of rock physics references written by LASL staff members is given. Listing is by surname of first author. (RWR)

  19. Measuring Physical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes

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    Presented by Cortney Mittelsteadt of Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC, at the DOE High Temperature Membrane Working Group held September 14, 2006.

  20. Metallophthalocyanine thin films : structure and physical properties

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    Colesniuc, Corneliu Nicolai

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    palladium (Pd/MPc/Pd) electrodes, and using both CuPc andPd devices with different organic layer thickness. Positive bias was applied on the bottom electrode. (Pd devices with different organic layer thickness. Positive bias was ix applied on the bottom electrode. (

  1. Metallophthalocyanine thin films : structure and physical properties

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    Colesniuc, Corneliu Nicolai

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in copper phthalocyanine thin film transistors”, J. Park, J.free phthalocyanine thin films”, F. I. Bohrer, A. Sharoni,copper phthalocyanine thin-film transistors”, R. D. Yang, J.

  2. Property Administration Coordinator | Princeton Plasma Physics...

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    must be able to work in a multi-tasking environment and be capable of balancing flexible priorities on a day-to-day basis. Manage data entry, tracking and reporting of...

  3. LANL | Physics | High Energy Physics

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    Exploring the intensity frontier On the trail of one of the greatest mysteries in physics, researchers on the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) seek to discover why...

  4. Morphologies of poly(cyclohexadiene) diblock copolymers

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    Kumar, Rajeev [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Sides, Scott [ORNL; Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Avgeropoulos, Apostolos [University of Athens, Athens, Greece; Russell, Thomas P [ORNL; Gido, Samuel [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Tsoukatos, Thodoris [University of Athens, Athens, Greece; Beyer, Fredrick [U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concerted experimental and theoretical investigations have been carried out to understand the micro-phase separation in diblock copolymer melts containing poly (1,3-cyclohexadiene), PCHD, as one of the constituents. In particular, we have studied diblock copolymer melts containing polystyrene (PS), polybutadiene (PB), and polyisoprene (PI) as the second block. We have systematically varied the ratio of 1,2- /1,4-microstructures of poly (1,3-cyclohexadiene) to tune the conformational asymmetry between the two blocks and characterized the effects of these changes on the morphologies using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Our experimental investigations reveal that the melts of PCHD-b-PB, PCHD-b-PS and PCHD-b-PI containing nearly equal fractions of each component and high percentage of 1,4-microstructures in the PCHD block form cylindrical rather than lamellar morphologies as expected in symmetric diblock copolymers. In contrast, the morphologies of PCHD-b-PB, PCHD-b-PS and PCHD-b-PI containing PCHD block with higher 1,2-microstructure are found to be disordered at 110 C. The change in the morphological behavior is in good agreement with our numerical calculations using the random phase approximation and self-consistent field theory for conformationally asymmetric diblock copolymer melts. Also, the effects of composition fluctuations are studied by extending the Brazovskii-Leibler-Fredrickson-Helfand (J. Chem. Phys. 87, 697 (1987)) theory to conformationally asymmetric diblock copolymer melts. These results allow the understanding of the underlying self-assembly process that highlights the importance of the conformational asymmetry in tuning the morphologies in block copolymers.

  5. Crystallography and Physical Properties of BaCo2As2, Ba0.94K0.06Co2As2, and Ba0.78K0.22Co2As2

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    Anand, V K [Ames Laboratory; Quirinale, Dante G [Ames Laboratory; Lee, Yongbin [Ames Laboratory; Harmon, Bruce N [Ames Laboratory; Furukawa, Yuji [Ames Laboratory; Ogloblichev, V V [Ural Division of Russian Academy of Science; Huq, A [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Abernathy, D L [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Stephens, P W [SUNY of Stony Brook; McQueeney, Robert J [Ames Laboratory; Kreyssig, Aandreas [Ames Laboratory; Goldman, Alan I [Ames Laboratory; Johnston, David C [Ames Laboratory

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The crystallographic and physical properties of polycrystalline and single crystal samples of BaCo2As2 and K-doped Ba{1-x}K{x}Co2As2 (x = 0.06, 0.22) are investigated by x-ray and neutron powder diffraction, magnetic susceptibility chi, magnetization, heat capacity Cp, {75}As NMR and electrical resistivity rho measurements versus temperature T. The crystals were grown using both Sn flux and CoAs self-flux, where the Sn-grown crystals contain 1.6-2.0 mol% Sn. All samples crystallize in the tetragonal ThCr2Si2-type structure (space group I4/mmm). For BaCo2As2, powder neutron diffraction data show that the c-axis lattice parameter exhibits anomalous negative thermal expansion from 10 to 300 K, whereas the a-axis lattice parameter and the unit cell volume show normal positive thermal expansion over this T range. No transitions in BaCo2As2 were found in this T range from any of the measurements. Below 40-50 K, we find rho ~ T^2 indicating a Fermi liquid ground state. A large density of states at the Fermi energy D(EF) ~ 18 states/(eV f.u.) for both spin directions is found from low-T Cp(T) measurements, whereas the band structure calculations give D(EF) = 8.23 states/(eV f.u.). The {75}As NMR shift data versus T have the same T dependence as the chi(T) data, demonstrating that the derived chi(T) data are intrinsic. The observed {75}As nuclear spin dynamics are consistent with the presence of ferromagnetic and/or stripe-type antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations. The crystals of Ba{0.78}K{0.22}Co2As2 were grown in Sn flux and show properties very similar to those of undoped BaCo2As2. On the other hand, the crystals from two batches of Ba{0.94}K{0.06}Co2As2 grown in CoAs self-flux show evidence of weak ferromagnetism at T < 10 K with small ordered moments at 1.8 K of 0.007 and 0.03 muB per formula unit, respectively.

  6. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 35400

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    Lombardi, John R.

    , electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in matter, guided waves ­ transmission lines and waveguides, electromagnetic-varying sources 7. calculate the electromagnetic radiation fields and power emitted for electric dipole sources 8DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 35400 Electricity and Magnetism II Designation

  7. The fundamental plane of clusters of galaxies: a quest for understanding cluster dynamics and morphology

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    Christoph Fritsch; Thomas Buchert

    1999-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss implications of the fundamental plane parameters of clusters of galaxies derived from combined optical and X-ray data of a sample of 78 nearby clusters. In particular, we investigate the dependence of these parameters on the dynamical state of the cluster. We introduce a new concept of allocation of the fundamental plane of clusters derived from their intrinsic morphological properties, and put some theoretical implications of the existence of a fundamental plane into perspective.

  8. FSU High Energy Physics

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    Prosper, Harrison B. [Florida State University; Adams, Todd [Florida State University; Askew, Andrew [Florida State University; Berg, Bernd [Florida State University; Blessing, Susan K. [Florida State University; Okui, Takemichi [Florida State University; Owens, Joseph F. [Florida State University; Reina, Laura [Florida State University; Wahl, Horst D. [Florida State University

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The High Energy Physics group at Florida State University (FSU), which was established in 1958, is engaged in the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws by which they interact. The group comprises theoretical and experimental physicists, who sometimes collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The report highlights the main recent achievements of the group. Significant, recent, achievements of the group’s theoretical physicists include progress in making precise predictions in the theory of the Higgs boson and its associated processes, and in the theoretical understanding of mathematical quantities called parton distribution functions that are related to the structure of composite particles such as the proton. These functions are needed to compare data from particle collisions, such as the proton-proton collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with theoretical predictions. The report also describes the progress in providing analogous functions for heavy nuclei, which find application in neutrino physics. The report highlights progress in understanding quantum field theory on a lattice of points in space and time (an area of study called lattice field theory), the progress in constructing several theories of potential new physics that can be tested at the LHC, and interesting new ideas in the theory of the inflationary expansion of the very early universe. The focus of the experimental physicists is the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN. The report, however, also includes results from the D0 experiment at Fermilab to which the group made numerous contributions over a period of many years. The experimental group is particularly interested in looking for new physics at the LHC that may provide the necessary insight to extend the standard model (SM) of particle physics. Indeed, the search for new physics is the primary task of contemporary particle physics, one motivated by the need to explain certain facts, such as the non-zero neutrino masses or the overwhelming astrophysical evidence for an invisible form of matter, called dark matter, that has had a marked effect on the evolution of structure in the universe. The report highlights the main, recent, experimental achievements of the experimental group, which include the investigation of properties of the W and Z bosons; the search for new heavy stable charged particles and the search for a proposed property of nature called supersymmetry in proton-proton collisions that yield high energy photons. In addition, we report a few results from a more general search for supersymmetry at the LHC, initiated by the group. The report also highlights the group's significant contributions, both theoretical and experimental, to the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson and the measurement of its properties.

  9. Theoretical Physics

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    a hierarchy problem? Are there new physical principles at the TeV scale? Is the Higgs boson a fundamental particle or composite, like a pion? What is the final state of...

  10. Physical Scientist

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    The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of...

  11. Morphology, physiology and environmental effects of triploid watermelon seed germination

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    Grange, Stacie Lee

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -part approach to the problem. First, the morphology of the seed coat was examined. In the morphology section, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to determine the basic structural differences in the seed coat. Seed components characteristics were also...

  12. Assessing two-year-olds' knowledge of number agreement morphology

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    Blossom, Megan Stratton

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous research in the area of children's knowledge of number agreement morphology has yielded mixed results. Some researchers have found evidence for sensitivity to agreement morphology at as early as 16 months, while ...

  13. Morphology, physiology and environmental effects of triploid watermelon seed germination 

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    Grange, Stacie Lee

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -part approach to the problem. First, the morphology of the seed coat was examined. In the morphology section, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to determine the basic structural differences in the seed coat. Seed components characteristics were also...

  14. Morphological and ecological convergence in two natricine snakes

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    Hibbitts, Toby Jarrell

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    indicated the long snout morphology evolved independently in T. rufipunctatus and N. harteri. Head morphology was not correlated with locomotor performance (e.g., swimming in a current) in these snakes. However the long snout resulted in reduced hydrodynamic...

  15. The Symmetry, Color, and Morphology of Galaxies

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    Christopher J. Conselice

    1997-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The structural symmetry of forty-three face-on galaxy images in the R(65 0 nm) and J(450 nm) bands are measured to determine the usefulness of symmetry a s a morphological parameter. Each galaxy image is rotated by $180$\\deg and subtr acted from the original to obtain a quantitative value for its structural symmet ry. The symmetry numbers computed for the sample are then compared with RC3 mor phological types, color \\& absolute blue magnitudes. A strong correlation betw een color and symmetry is found, and the RC3 Hubble sequence is found to be one of increasing asymmetry. The use of symmetry as a morphological parameter, and the possible causes of the asymmetries are discussed.

  16. Particle-size and morphology dependence of the preferred interface orientation in LiFePO4 nano-

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    Particle-size and morphology dependence of the preferred interface orientation in LiFePO4 nano insights into the equilibrium properties and potential two-phase lithiation mechanisms in LiFePO4 nano, if experimentally-relevant nano-particles were to (de)lithiate under a thermodynamic two-phase mechanism

  17. Graphitic carbon nitride materials: variation of structure and morphology and their use as metal-free catalysts

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    properties of carbon nitrides, they show unexpected catalytic activity for a variety of reactions, such as for the activation of benzene, trimerization reactions, and also the activation of carbon dioxide. Model calculationsGraphitic carbon nitride materials: variation of structure and morphology and their use as metal

  18. Morphological and compositional variations in strain-compensated InGaAsP/InGaP superlattices

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    Feenstra, Randall

    Morphological and compositional variations in strain- compensated InGaAsP/InGaP superlattices R of Technology, Kista, Sweden Abstract We have investigated the properties of strain-compensated InGaAsP/In- GaP superlattices, grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, with and without InP interlayers inserted in the InGaP

  19. Physical Facilities and Services Policy Page 1 Physical Facilities and Services Policy

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    Physical Facilities and Services Policy Page 1 Physical Facilities and Services Policy Category facilities requirements and their use, and guide the delivery and use of Properties' services. 2. POLICY and compliance monitoring of the policy. 4. SCOPE OF POLICY This policy applies to all physical facilities

  20. THE INFLECTED NOUN SYSTEM IN SERBO-CROATIAN: MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE*

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    THE INFLECTED NOUN SYSTEM IN SERBO-CROATIAN: MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE* Laurie B. Feldmant and Carol examines the role of morphology in the reading lexicon of speakers of Serbo-Croatian, the dominant language of Yugoslavia. The morphology of Serbo-Croatian is particularly interesting to study because it is SUbstantially

  1. Galaxy Zoo: the dependence of morphology and colour on environment

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    Steven P. Bamford; Robert C. Nichol; Ivan K. Baldry; Kate Land; Chris J. Lintott; Kevin Schawinski; Anze Slosar; Alexander S. Szalay; Daniel Thomas; Mehri Torki; Dan Andreescu; Edward M. Edmondson; Christopher J. Miller; Phil Murray; M. Jordan Raddick; Jan Vandenberg

    2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse the relationships between galaxy morphology, colour, environment and stellar mass using data for over 100,000 objects from Galaxy Zoo, the largest sample of visually classified morphologies yet compiled. We conclusively show that colour and morphology fractions are very different functions of environment. Both are sensitive to stellar mass; however, at fixed stellar mass, while colour is also highly sensitive to environment, morphology displays much weaker environmental trends. Only a small part of both relations can be attributed to variation in the stellar mass function with environment. Galaxies with high stellar masses are mostly red, in all environments and irrespective of their morphology. Low stellar-mass galaxies are mostly blue in low-density environments, but mostly red in high-density environments, again irrespective of their morphology. The colour-density relation is primarily driven by variations in colour fractions at fixed morphology, in particular the fraction of spiral galaxies that have red colours, and especially at low stellar masses. We demonstrate that our red spirals primarily include galaxies with true spiral morphology. We clearly show there is an environmental dependence for colour beyond that for morphology. Before using the Galaxy Zoo morphologies to produce the above results, we first quantify a luminosity-, size- and redshift-dependent classification bias that affects this dataset, and probably most other studies of galaxy population morphology. A correction for this bias is derived and applied to produce a sample of galaxies with reliable morphological type likelihoods, on which we base our analysis.

  2. The Plumber's Nightmare:1 A New Morphology in Block

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    Gruner, Sol M.

    The Plumber's Nightmare:1 A New Morphology in Block Copolymer-Ceramic Nanocomposites and Mesoporous-ceramic nanocomposites and mesoporous aluminosilicates that are derived by an amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly-copolymer-derived hybrid morphology is discussed in the context of a pseudo-ternary morphology diagram and compared

  3. PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF AU-MEROCYANINE-TiO2 SANDWICH CELLS. II. PROPERTIES OF ILLUMINATED CELLS AND EFFECTS OF DOPING WITH ELECTRON ACCEPTORS

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    Skotheim, T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Journal of Chemical Physics PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF AU-under Contract W-7405-ENG-48 Photovoltaic Properties of Au-been studied using photovoltaic techniques. A theoretical

  4. Top quark physics at CDF

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    Karolos Potamianos

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the recent results of top-quark physics using up to 6 fb$^{-1}$ of $p\\bar{p}$ collisions analyzed by the CDF collaboration. The large number of top quark events analyzed, of the order of several thousands, allows stringent checks of the standard model predictions. Also, the top quark is widely believed to be a window to new physics. We present the latest measurements of top quark intrinsic properties as well as direct searches for new physics in the top sector.

  5. Top quark physics at CDF

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    Potamianos, Karolos

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the recent results of top-quark physics using up to 6 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions analyzed by the CDF collaboration. The large number of top quark events analyzed, of the order of several thousands, allows stringent checks of the standard model predictions. Also, the top quark is widely believed to be a window to new physics. We present the latest measurements of top quark intrinsic properties as well as direct searches for new physics in the top sector.

  6. REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS

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    Beringer, Juerg

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    387 Colliders, accelerator physics of Coverage Color octet50, 974 Accelerator physics offor non-accelerator physics . . . . . . . . . 368 Number

  7. Center for Beam Physics

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    Chattopadhyay, S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Symposium on Accelerator Physics (1994). "The Development ofcolliders", Accelerator Physics at the Superconducting Superaccelerators, accelerator physics, linear colliders, heavy

  8. Secular Evolution and the Morphological Transformation of Cluster and Field Galaxies

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    F. Combes; J. Palous; Xiaolei Zhang; Ronald J. Buta

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract. Deep surveys conducted during the past decades have shown that galaxies in the distant universe are generally of more irregular shapes, and are disky in appearance and in their star formation rate, compared to galaxies in similar environments in the nearby universe. Given that the merger rate between z=2 and the local universe is far from adequate to account for this observed morphological transformation rate, an internal mechanism for the morphological transformation of galaxies is to be sought, whose operation can be further aided by environmental factors. The secular evolution mechanism, especially with the discovery of a collisionless dissipation mechanism for stars within the secular evolution paradigm, has provided just such a framework for understanding the morphological evolution of galaxies across the Hubble time. In this paper we will summarize the past theoretical results on the dynamical mechanisms for secular evolution, and highlight new results in the analysis of the observational data, which confirmed that density waves in physical galaxies possess the kind of characteristics which could produce theobserved rates of morphological transformation for both cluster and field galaxies.

  9. CYBERNETICAL PHYSICS AND CONTROL OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS1

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    1 CYBERNETICAL PHYSICS AND CONTROL OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS1 Alexander Fradkov, Mikhail Ananyevsky. INTRODUCTION. PHYSICS AND CYBERNETICS Looking into the past. Encyclopedias define physics as the science studying the Nature, specifically its basic and most universal properties. The age of physics is about two

  10. Planetary Physics

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch > TheNuclear AstrophysicsPayroll,Physics Physics An error

  11. Plasma Physics

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch > TheNuclear AstrophysicsPayroll,Physics Physics An

  12. 22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics, Fall 2004

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    Yip, Sidney

    Fundamentals of nuclear physics for engineering students. Basic properties of the nucleus and nuclear radiations. Elementary quantum mechanical calculations of bound-state energies and barrier transmission probability. ...

  13. Operational health physics training

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    NONE

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The initial four sections treat basic information concerning atomic structure and other useful physical quantities, natural radioactivity, the properties of {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, x rays and neutrons, and the concepts and units of radiation dosimetry (including SI units). Section 5 deals with biological effects and the risks associated with radiation exposure. Background radiation and man-made sources are discussed next. The basic recommendations of the ICRP concerning dose limitations: justification, optimization (ALARA concepts and applications) and dose limits are covered in Section seven. Section eight is an expanded version of shielding, and the internal dosimetry discussion has been extensively revised to reflect the concepts contained in the MIRD methodology and ICRP 30. The remaining sections discuss the operational health physics approach to monitoring radiation. Individual sections include radiation detection principles, instrument operation and counting statistics, health physics instruments and personnel monitoring devices. The last five sections deal with the nature of, operation principles of, health physics aspects of, and monitoring approaches to air sampling, reactors, nuclear safety, gloveboxes and hot cells, accelerators and x ray sources. Decontamination, waste disposal and transportation of radionuclides are added topics. Several appendices containing constants, symbols, selected mathematical topics, and the Chart of the Nuclides, and an index have been included.

  14. Analytical foundations of physical security system assessment 

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    Graves, Gregory Howard

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Physical security systems are intended to prevent or mitigate potentially catastrophic loss of property or life. Decisions regarding the selection of one system or configuration of resources over another may be viewed as ...

  15. 3.14 Physical Metallurgy, Fall 2003

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    Schuh, Chris

    The central point of this course is to provide a physical basis that links the structure of metals with their properties. With this understanding in hand, the concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are ...

  16. Structure and properties of diamond and diamond-like films

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    Clausing, R.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This section is broken into four parts: (1) introduction, (2) natural IIa diamond, (3) importance of structure and composition, and (4) control of structure and properties. Conclusions of this discussion are that properties of chemical vapor deposited diamond films can compare favorably with natural diamond, that properties are anisotropic and are a strong function of structure and crystal perfection, that crystal perfection and morphology are functions of growth conditions and can be controlled, and that the manipulation of texture and thereby surface morphology and internal crystal perfection is an important step in optimizing chemically deposited diamond films for applications.

  17. Physics 15030401 Special Topics in Modern Physics

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    Johnson, Randy

    Physics 15­030­401 Special Topics in Modern Physics Probability and Statistics for Physics Randy Johnson Summer, '96 Text Bevington and Robinson, Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Physics. Eardie, Drijard, James, Roos, and Sadoulet, Statistical Methods in Experimental Physics. Roe

  18. The physics of brown dwarfs

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    Gilles Chabrier

    1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We briefly outline the physics underlying the mechanical and thermal properties of brown dwarfs, which characterizes their interiors and their atmospheres. We mention the most recent improvements realyzed in the theory of brown dwarfs and the connection with experimental and observational tests of this theory.

  19. Top Physics at the LHC

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    P. de Jong

    2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The LHC will be a top quark factory. In this note, the central role of the top quark for LHC physics will be discussed, and an overview will be given of the studies of top quark properties in preparation, with an emphasis on the systematic uncertainties that will dominate most measurements.

  20. Top physics results at CDF

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    Vickey, Trevor; /Illinois U., Urbana

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The most recent results on top quark physics at CDF are reported. Measurements of cross-section and mass are presented, and the status of single top quark production searches are discussed. The results obtained from probing various top quark properties are also presented.

  1. Implicit function modeling of neuron morphology 

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    Tewari, Sandeep

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 2. Premises 3. Distribution functions a. Dendritic segments from peripheral wafers b. Dendritic segments from ascending axons . 4. The planar model D. Morphological modeling of a wafer . 1. Modeling the kernel cells 2. Modeling the peripheral... t = u~+& ? ui (2. 7) The point q can now, be computed in terms of the local parameter t by: q(t) ? (1 ? tl a+ 2t(1 ? tj'b+ 3t'(1 ? t)c+ t d. Ilere, a, b, c, d form the control polygon which defines the piecewise cubic Bezier curve segment...

  2. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Classical Physics

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Classical Physics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of physical forces and their properties. The handbook includes information on the units used to measure physical properties; vectors, and how they are used to show the net effect of various forces; Newton`s Laws of motion, and how to use these laws in force and motion applications; and the concepts of energy, work, and power, and how to measure and calculate the energy involved in various applications. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility systems and equipment.

  3. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Classical Physics

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Classical Physics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of physical forces and their properties. The handbook includes information on the units used to measure physical properties; vectors, and how they are used to show the net effect of various forces; Newton's Laws of motion, and how to use these laws in force and motion applications; and the concepts of energy, work, and power, and how to measure and calculate the energy involved in various applications. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility systems and equipment.

  4. Universality in the morphology and mechanics of coarsening amyloid fibril networks

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    Leandro G. Rizzi; David A. Head; Stefan Auer

    2014-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Above a critical concentration a wide variety of peptides and proteins self-assemble into amyloid fibrils which entangle to form percolating networks called hydrogels. Such hydrogels have important applications as biomaterials and in nanotechnology, but their applicability often depends on their mechanical properties for which we currently have no predictive capability. Here we use a peptide model to simulate the formation of amyloid fibril networks, and couple these to elastic network theory to determine their mechanical properties. The simulations reveal that the time-dependence of morphological quantities characterizing the network length scales can be collapsed onto master curves by using a time scaling function that depends on the interaction parameter between the peptides. The same scaling function is used to unveil a universal, non-monotonic dependence of the shear modulus with time. The obtained insight into the structure-function relationship between the peptide building blocks, network morphology and network mechanical properties can aid experimentalists to design amyloid fibril networks with tailored mechanical properties.

  5. University of Massachusetts Physical Plant Division

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    with all applicable rules and regulations. As of the date of this policy, the University of Massachusetts1 University of Massachusetts Amherst Physical Plant Division March 26, 2007 From: Pat Daly. To this end, the Property Office of the University of Massachusetts Amherst shall provide the Physical Plant

  6. Physical Protection

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    2005-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This Manual establishes requirements for the physical protection of safeguards and security interests. Copies of Section B, Safeguards and Security Alarm Management System, which contains Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and Appendix 1, Security Badge Specifications, which contains Official Use Only information, are only available, by request, from the program manager, Protection Program Operations, 301-903-6209. Chg 1, dated 3/7/06. Cancels: DOE M 473.1-1 and DOE M 471.2-1B

  7. Physical Protection

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

    2005-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Establishes requirements for the physical protection of safeguards and security interests. Copies of Section B, Safeguards and Security Alarm Management System, which contains Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and Appendix 1, Security Badge Specifications, which contains Official Use Only information, are only available, by request, from the program manager, Protection Program Operations, 301-903-6209. Cancels: DOE M 473.1-1 and DOE M 471.2-1B.

  8. Fabrication of nanostructure by physical vapor deposition with glancing angle deposition technique and its applications

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    Horprathum, M., E-mail: mati.horprathum@nectec.or.th; Eiamchai, P., E-mail: mati.horprathum@nectec.or.th; Patthanasettakul, V.; Limwichean, S.; Nuntawong, N.; Chindaudom, P. [Optical Thin-Film Laboratory National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathumthani, 12120 (Thailand); Kaewkhao, J. [Center of Excellence in Glass Technology and Materials Science (CEGM), Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Nakhon Pathom 73000 (Thailand); Chananonnawathorn, C. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, 12121 (Thailand)

    2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A nanostructural thin film is one of the highly exploiting research areas particularly in applications in sensor, photocatalytic, and solar-cell technologies. In the past two decades, the integration of glancing-angle deposition (GLAD) technique to physical vapor deposition (PVD) process has gained significant attention for well-controlled multidimensional nanomorphologies because of fast, simple, cost-effective, and mass-production capability. The performance and functional properties of the coated thin films generally depend upon their nanostructural compositions, i.e., large aspect ratio, controllable porosity, and shape. Such structural platforms make the fabricated thin films very practical for several realistic applications. We therefore present morphological and nanostructural properties of various deposited materials, which included metals, i.e., silver (Ag), and oxide compounds, i.e., tungsten oxide (WO{sub 3}), titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}), and indium tin oxide (ITO). Different PVD techniques based on DC magnetron sputtering and electron-beam evaporation, both with the integrated GLAD component, were discussed. We further explore engineered nanostructures which enable controls of optical, electrical, and mechanical properties. These improvements led to several practical applications in surface-enhanced Raman, smart windows, gas sensors, self-cleaning materials and transparent conductive oxides (TCO)

  9. Review of Particle Physics, 1998-1999

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    Particle Data Group. Berkeley; Aguilar-Benítez, M; Amsler, Claude; Armstrong, Betty; Babu, K S; Barnett, Richard Michael; Besson, Dave; Biebel, Otmar; Burchat, Patricia R; Cahn, Robert N; Carone, Christopher D; Casas-Serradilla, José Luís; Caso, Carlo; Conforto, Gianni; Crawford, Ronald L; Dahl, Orin; Dalitz, Richard Henry; Damour, Thibault Marie Alban Guillaume; Desler, Kai; Donahue, Richard J; Doser, Michael; Edwards, Donald A; Eidelman, Simon; Erler, Jens; Ezhela, Vladimir V; Fassò, A; Feng, Jonathan L; Fetscher, Wulf; Filimonov, Boris B; Froidevaux, Daniel; Gaisser, Thomas K; Garren, Lynn; Gee, Paul S; Geer, Steve; Gerber, Hans Jürg; Gilman, Frederick J; Goodman, Maury; Grab, C; Groom, Donald E; Gurtu, Atul; Haber, Howard E; Hagiwara, Kaoru; Hagmann, Christian; Hayes, Kenneth G; Hernández, Juan José; Hikasa, Ken Ichi; Hinchliffe, Ian; Hogan, Craig J; Honscheid, Klaus; Höhler, Gerhard; Jackson, John David; James, Frederick E; Johnson, Kurtis F; Karlen, Dean A; Kayser, Boris; Kleinknecht, Konrad; Knowles, Ian G; Kolda, Christopher; Kreitz, Pat; Landua, Rolf; Langacker, Paul; Littenberg, Laurence S; Lugovsky, S B; Mangano, Michelangelo L; Mankov, Serguei; Manley, D Mark; Manohar, Aneesh Vasant; March-Russell, John David; Murayama, Hitoshi; Mönig, Klaus; Nakada, Tatsuya; Nakamura, Kenzo; Nicholson, Flic; Olive, Keith A; Piepke, Andreas; Quinn, Helen R; Raffelt, Georg G; Renk, Burkhard; Ronan, Michael T; Roos, Matts; Rosenberg, Leslie J; Schindler, Rafe H; Schmitt, Michael; Schramm, David N; Scott, Douglas; Shrock, Robert E; Sjöstrand, Torbjörn; Smoot, George F; Spanier, Stefan; Srednicki, Mark A; Stanev, Todor; Suzuki, Mahiko; Tanabashi, Masaharu; Tkachenko, N P; Trippe, Thomas G; Törnqvist, N A; Valencia, German; Van Bibber, Karl; Vogel, Petr; Voss, Rüdiger; Wohl, Charles G; Wolfenstein, Lincoln; Workman, Ronald L; Yao Wei Ming; Youssef, Saul

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive review of the field of Particle Physics produced by the Particle Data Group (PDG). Includes a compilation/evaluation of data on particle properties, summary tables with best values and limits for particle properties, extensive summari particles, and a long section of reviews, tables, and plots on a wide variety of theoretical and experimental topics of interest to particle and astrophysicists.

  10. On the fractal morphology of combustion-generated soot aggregates

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    Koylu, U.O. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The fractal properties of soot aggregates were investigated using ex-situ and in-situ experimental methods as well as computer simulations. Ex-situ experiments involved thermophoretic sampling and analysis by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), while in-situ measurements employed angular static light scattering and data inversion based on Rayleigh-Debye-Gans (RDG) approximation. Computer simulations used a sequential algorithm which mimics mass fractal-like structures. So from a variety of hydrocarbon-fueled laminar and turbulent nonpremixed flame environments were considered in the present study. The TEM analysis of projected soot images sampled from fuel-rich conditions of buoyant and weakly-buoyant laminar flames indicated that the fractal dimension of soot was relatively independent of position in flames, fuel type and flame condition. These measurements yielded an average fractal dimension of 1.8, although other structure parameters such as the primary particle diameters and number of primary particles in aggregates had wide range of values. Fractal prefactor (lacunarity) was also measured for soot sampled from the fuel-lean conditions of turbulent flames, considering the actual morphology by tilting the samples during TEM analysis. These measurements yielded a fractal dimension of 1.65 and a lacunarity of 8.5, with experimental uncertainties (95% confidence) of 0.08 and 0.5, respectively. Relationships between the actual and projected structure properties of soot were also developed by combining TEM observations with numerical simulations. Practical approximate formulae were suggested to find radius of gyration of an aggregate from its maximum dimension, and number of primary particles in an aggregate from projected area. Finally, the fractal dimension and lacunarity of soot were obtained using light scattering for the same conditions of the above TEM measurements.

  11. Morphological studies on block copolymer modified PA 6 blends

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

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Quantum simulations of physics problems

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    Somma, R. D. (Rolando D.); Ortiz, G. (Gerardo); Knill, E. H. (Emanuel H.); Gubernatis, J. E.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    If a large Quantum Computer (QC) existed today, what type of physical problems could we efficiently simulate on it that we could not efficiently simulate on a classical Turing machine? In this paper we argue that a QC could solve some relevant physical 'questions' more efficiently. The existence of one-to-one mappings between different algebras of observables or between different Hilbert spaces allow us to represent and imitate any physical system by any other one (e.g., a bosonic system by a spin-1/2 system). We explain how these mappings can be performed, and we show quantum networks useful for the efficient evaluation of some physical properties, such as correlation functions and energy spectra.

  13. Physics and Astronomy Radiation Safety Physics Concentration

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    Physics and Astronomy Radiation Safety Physics Concentration Strongly recommended courses Credits Environucleonics Lab 1 PHY 3211 Modern Physics II 3 PHY 3230 Thermal Physics 3 PHY 4330 Digital Electronics 3 PHY 4820 Medical Physics 3 CHE 1101 Intro. Chemistry I 3 CHE 1110 Intro. Chemistry I Lab 1 CHE 1102 Intro

  14. Physics and Astronomy Engineering/Physics Concentration

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    Physics and Astronomy Engineering/Physics Concentration Strongly recommended courses Credits Term Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 3 PHY 3230 Thermal Physics 3 PHY 4020 Computational Methods in Physics.) taken Grade PHY 4620 Optics 4 PHY 3211 Modern Physics II 3 PHY 4730 Analog Circuits 3 PHY 4640 Quantum

  15. 314 Department of Physics Department of Physics

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    Nagle, John F.

    314 Department of Physics Department of Physics Physics, one of the basic sciences, has its origin led to the detailed understanding of a remarkable variety of physical phenomena. Our knowledge now comprehension of the physical world forms an impressive part of the intellectual and cultural heritage of our

  16. Research on the Morphology of Precipitation and Runoff in Texas

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    Clark, R.A.

    TR-15 1969 Research on the Morphology of Precipitation and Runoff in Texas R.A. Clark Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  17. Morphology and Electronic Structure of the Oxide Shell on the...

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    Electronic Structure of the Oxide Shell on the Surface of Iron Nanoparticles. Morphology and Electronic Structure of the Oxide Shell on the Surface of Iron Nanoparticles. Abstract:...

  18. Morphology and Oxide Shell Structure of Iron Nanoparticles Grown...

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    Oxide Shell Structure of Iron Nanoparticles Grown by Sputter-Gas-Aggregation. Morphology and Oxide Shell Structure of Iron Nanoparticles Grown by Sputter-Gas-Aggregation. Abstract:...

  19. Morphology of Mixed Primary and Secondary Organic Particles and...

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    of Mixed Primary and Secondary Organic Particles and the Adsorption of Spectator Organic Gases during Aerosol Morphology of Mixed Primary and Secondary Organic Particles and the...

  20. Nanoscale Morphological and Chemical Changes of High Voltage...

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    Nanoscale Morphological and Chemical Changes of High Voltage Lithium-Manganese Rich NMC Composite Cathodes with Cycling Friday, August 29, 2014 Renewable energy is critical for the...

  1. Morphological methods for design of modular systems (a survey)

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    Levin, Mark Sh

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The article addresses morphological approaches to design of modular systems. The following methods are briefly described: (i) basic version of morphological analysis (MA), (ii) modification of MA as method of closeness to ideal point(s), (iii reducing of MA to linear programming, (iv) multiple choice problem, (v) quadratic assignment problem, (vi) Pareto-based MA (i.e., revelation of Pareto-efficient solutions), (vii) Hierarchical Morphological Multicriteria Design (HMMD) approach, and (viii) Hierarchical Morphological Multicriteria Design (HMMD) approach based on fuzzy estimates. The above-mentioned methods are illustrated by schemes, models, and illustrative examples. An additional realistic example (design of GSM network) is presented to illustrate main considered methods.

  2. Rethinking the idealized morphology in high-performance organic...

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    Rethinking the idealized morphology in high-performance organic photovoltaics December 9, 2011 Tweet EmailPrint Traditionally, organic photovoltaic (OPV) active layers are viewed...

  3. abnormal ventricular morphology: Topics by E-print Network

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    pattern, although some minor discrepancies were observed in the morphology of the 12-lead electrocardiogram. Keywords: Bidomain theory, hybrid model, anisotropy, ventricles,...

  4. Evolving Physically Simulated Flying Creatures for Efficient Cruising

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    Turk, Greg

    forms has not been developed as far as aquatic or terrestrial locomotion in the field of artificial life and the lift and drag coefficients of each flier are calculated from its morphological characteristics and used and the behavior of physics-based articulated figures by artificial evolution. His blockies creatures moved

  5. Uranus at equinox: Cloud morphology and dynamics

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    Sromovsky, Lawrence; Hammel, Heidi; Ahue, William; de Pater, Imke; Rages, Kathy; Showalter, Mark; van Dam, Marcos

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As the 7 December 2007 equinox of Uranus approached, ring and atmosphere observers produced a substantial collection of observations using the 10-m Keck telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. Those spanning the period from 7 June 2007 through 9 September 2007 we used to identify and track cloud features, determine atmospheric motions, characterize cloud morphology and dynamics, and define changes in atmospheric band structure. We confirmed the existence of the suspected northern hemisphere prograde jet, locating its peak near 58 N, and extended wind speed measurements to 73 N. For 28 cloud features we obtained extremely high wind-speed accuracy through extended tracking times. The new results confirm a small N-S asymmetry in the zonal wind profile, and the lack of any change in the southern hemisphere between 1986 (near solstice) and 2007 (near equinox) suggests that the asymmetry may be permanent rather than seasonally reversing. In the 2007 images we found two prominent groups of discrete cloud features ...

  6. January 2010 Physics 3300

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    deYoung, Brad

    1 January 2010 Physics 3300 Introduction to Physical Oceanography Instructor: Brad de Young Physics and Physical Oceanography Memorial University, bdeyoung@mun.ca Room C-3000 737-8738 Physics 3300 Introduction to Physical Oceanography deals with the physics of the processes in the ocean, providing an integrating view

  7. Hadron physics

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    Bunce, G.

    1984-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Is all hadronic physics ultimately describable by QCD. Certainly, many disparate phenomena can be understood within the QCD framework. Also certainly, there are important questions which are open, both theoretically (little guidance, as yet) and experimentally, regarding confinement. Are there dibaryons, baryonium, glueballs. In addition, there are experimental results which at present do not have an explanation. This talk, after a short section on QCD successes and difficulties, will emphasize two experimental topics which have recent results - glueball spectroscopy and exclusive reactions at large momentum transfer. Both are experimentally accessible in the AGS/LAMPF II/AGS II/TRIUMF II/SIN II energy domain.

  8. Physical Sciences

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)IntegratedSpeeding accessPeptoid NanosheetsStudyingFebruary PhotonsPhysical Sciences

  9. Impact of solvents and supercritical CO{sub 2} drying on the morphology and structure of polymer-based biofilms

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    Causa, Andrea; Acierno, Domenico; Filippone, Giovanni [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, dei Materiali e della Produzione Industriale, Università di Napoli Federico II, Piazzale V. Tecchio, 80, 80125 Napoli (Italy); Salerno, Aurelio; Domingo, Concepción [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present work, two-dimensional systems based on biodegradable polymers such as poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL), poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and polylactic acid (PLA) are fabricated by means of a sustainable approach which consists in inducing phase separation in solutions of such polymers and “green” solvents, namely ethyl lactate (EL) and ethyl acetate (EA). The extraction of the solvent is promoted by a controlled drying process, which is performed in either air or supercritical CO{sub 2}. The latter can indeed act as both an antisolvent, which favors the deposition of the polymer by forming a mixture with EL and EA, and a plasticizing agent, whose solvation and transport properties may considerably affect the microstructure and crystallinity of the polymer films. The morphological, topographical and crystalline properties of the films are tailored through a judicial selection of the materials and the processing conditions and assessed by means of thermal analyses, polarized optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and confocal interferometric microscopy. The results show that the morphological and crystalline properties of the films are strongly dependent on the choice of both the polymer/solvent system and the operating conditions during the drying step. In particular, the morphological, topographical and thermal properties of films prepared starting from highly crystalline polymers, namely PCL and PEO, are greatly affected by the crystallization of the material. Conversely, the less crystalline PLA forms almost completely amorphous films.

  10. The effect of synthesis procedure on the structure and properties of palladium/ polycarbonate nanocomposites

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    Ostroverkhova, Oksana

    The effect of synthesis procedure on the structure and properties of palladium/ polycarbonate of palladium (Pd)/polycarbonate (PC) nanocomposites as well as their morphological, optical, thermal conductivity measurement shows a dramatic difference between these nanocomposites with a significantly higher

  11. Pharmaceutical Properties of Nanoparticulate Formulation Composed of TPGS and PLGA for Controlled Delivery of Anticancer Drug

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    Mu, L.

    A suitable management of the pharmaceutical property is needed and helpful to design a desired nanoparticulate delivery system, which includes the carrier nature, particle size and size distribution, morphology, surfactant ...

  12. TOP QUARK PHYSICS AT THE NLC CARL R. SCHMIDT

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    Schmidt, Carl

    TOP QUARK PHYSICS AT THE NLC CARL R. SCHMIDT Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics University) is an excellent tool for studying the properties of the top quark. In this talk I review some of the theory of top, is an ideal tool for studying the properties of the top quark. The event environment in e + e \\Gamma

  13. Review of Particle Physics

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    Nakamura, Kenzo

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics - “Neutrino’Kim, Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Fermi”, CLII Course “Neutrino Physics”, 23 July-2 August

  14. REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS

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    Beringer, Juerg

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics - “Neutrino’Kim, Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Fermi”, CLII Course “Neutrino Physics”, 23 July-2 August

  15. Review of Particle Physics

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    Nakamura, Kenzo

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for non-accelerator physics . . . . . . . . . 328 ParticleColliders, accelerator physics of Coupling between matterdetectors for non-accelerator physics (Figure 29.5) . . .

  16. Neutrino Physics

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    Gil-Botella, I

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The fundamental properties of neutrinos are reviewed in these lectures. The first part is focused on the basic characteristics of neutrinos in the Standard Model and how neutrinos are detected. Neutrino masses and oscillations are introduced and a summary of the most important experimental results on neutrino oscillations to date is provided. Then, present and future experimental proposals are discussed, including new precision reactor and accelerator experiments. Finally, different approaches for measuring the neutrino mass and the nature (Majorana or Dirac) of neutrinos are reviewed. The detection of neutrinos from supernovae explosions and the information that this measurement can provide are also summarized at the end.

  17. Code enforcement, tax delinquency, and strategic management of problematic properties

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    Brown, Sara E

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis considers two interrelated sources of blight in cities: so-called "problem properties" (PP), or properties in poor physical condition where owners have stopped performing basic maintenance, and tax-delinquent ...

  18. Nuclear Physics of Neutron Stars

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    J. Piekarewicz

    2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the equation of state (EOS) of cold nuclear matter, namely, the relation between the pressure and energy density, is a central goal of nuclear physics that cuts across a variety of disciplines. Indeed, the limits of nuclear existence, the collision of heavy ions, the structure of neutron stars, and the dynamics of core-collapse supernova, all depend critically on the equation of state of hadronic matter. In this contribution I will concentrate on the special role that nuclear physics plays in constraining the EOS of cold baryonic matter and its impact on the properties of neutron stars.

  19. VOLUME 79, NUMBER 11 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 15 SEPTEMBER 1997 Morphology and Stability of Growing Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes

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    State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1116 2 Department of Physics and Semiconductor Physics atoms bridging the gap and change the tip morphology significantly. Presence of a strong "lip to bridge the gap between adjacent wall edges by covalent bonds, rather than to saturate dangling bonds

  20. PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF AU-MEROCYANINE-TiO2 SANDWICH CELLS. I. DARK ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND TRANSIENT EFFECT

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    Skotheim, T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Journal of Chemical Physics PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF AU-W-7405-ENG-48 j'\\:::) Photovoltaic Properties of Au-dye used in making the photovoltaic cells. Figure 2. Diagram

  1. Non-Equilibrium Magnetohydrodynamic Behavior of Plasmas having Complex, Evolving Morphology

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    Bellan, Paul M. [Caltech] [Caltech

    2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Our main activity has been doing lab experiments where plasmas having morphology and behavior similar to solar and astrophysical plasmas are produced and studied. The solar experiment is mounted on one end of a large vacuum chamber while the astrophysical jet experiment is mounted on the other end. Diagnostics are shared between the two experiments. The solar experiment produces arched plasma loops that behave very much like solar corona loops. The astrophysical jet experiment produces plasma jets that are very much like astrophysical jets. We have also done work on plasma waves, including general wave dispersions, and specific properties of kinetic Alfven waves and of whistler waves.

  2. CORRELATIONS AMONG GALAXY PROPERTIES FROM THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY

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    Li Zhongmu; Mao Caiyan, E-mail: zhongmu.li@gmail.com [Institute for Astronomy and History of Science and Technology, Dali University, Dali 671003 (China)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Galaxies are complex systems with many properties. Correlations among galaxy properties can supply important clues for studying the formation and evolution of galaxies. Using principal component analysis and least-squares fitting, this paper investigates the correlations among galactic parameters involving more properties (color, morphology, stellar population, and absolute magnitude) than previous studies. We use a volume-limited sample (whole sample) of 75,423 galaxies that was selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 2 and divided into two subsamples (blue and red samples) using a critical color of (g - r) = 0.70 mag. In addition to recovering some previous results, we also obtain some new results. First, all separators for dividing galaxies into two groups can be related via good parameter-first principal component (PC1) correlations. A critical PC1 that indicates whether or not stellar age (or the evolution of a stellar population over time) is important can be used to separate galaxies. This suggests that a statistical parameter, PC1, is helpful in understanding the physical separators of galaxies. In addition, stellar age is shown to be unimportant for red galaxies, while both stellar age and mass are dominating parameters of blue galaxies. This suggests that the various numbers of dominating parameters of galaxies may result from the use of different samples. Finally, some parameters are shown to be correlated, and quantitative fits for a few correlations are obtained, e.g., log(t) = 8.57 + 1.65 (g - r) for the age (log t) and color (g - r) of blue galaxies and log (M{sub *}) = 4.31 - 0.30 M{sub r} for the stellar mass (log M{sub *}) and absolute magnitude (M{sub r}) of red galaxies. The median relationships between various parameter pairs are also presented for comparison.

  3. September 25, 2003 Morphology and the Web of

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    Makous, Walter

    September 25, 2003 Morphology and the Web of Grammar: Essays in Memory of Steven G. Lapointe C: Preface by U.C. Davis Linguistics Faculty. vii Morphology and the Web of Grammar. C. Orhan Orgun and Peter and the Web of Grammar. C. Orhan Orgun and Peter Sells (eds.). Copyright c 2003, CSLI Publications. #12

  4. Surf zone eddies coupled with rip current morphology

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    Kirby, James T.

    Surf zone eddies coupled with rip current morphology Jamie H. MacMahan Oceanography Department. Thornton, and T. P. Stanton (2004), Surf zone eddies coupled with rip current morphology, J. Geophys. Res) surf zone eddies (SZEs) were observed on a beach composed of shore-connected shoals with quasi

  5. Conference highlights of "Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology"

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    Christopher J. Conselice

    1999-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of the highlights of the conference, "Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology" is presented. In this review, I cover the major topics addressed at the conference, including both the observational and theoretical frameworks suggested for understanding the morphology of galaxies.

  6. Morphology of PolyethyleneCarbon Black Composites G. BEAUCAGE,1

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    Beaucage, Gregory

    Morphology of Polyethylene­Carbon Black Composites G. BEAUCAGE,1 S. RANE,1 D. W. SCHAEFER,1 G. LONG-ray scattering (SAXS) study of a conductive grade of carbon black and carbon black­polymer composites(methyl methacrylate); carbon black; filler; composite; conductivity; percolation INTRODUCTION The morphology

  7. Temporal, Spatial, and Morphologic Features of Hair Cell Regeneration in

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    Rubel, Edwin

    Temporal, Spatial, and Morphologic Features of Hair Cell Regeneration in the Avian Basilar Papilla 98195-7923 ABSTRACT Hair cell­selective antibodies were used in combination with the nucleotide bromode- oxyuridine (BrdU) to examine the temporal, spatial, and morphologic progression of auditory hair cell

  8. Physics 6321 Coastal oceanography

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    deYoung, Brad

    Physics 6321 Coastal oceanography · Instructor: Dr. Iakov Afanassiev · Office: Physics C-4065 · email: yakov@physics.mun.ca · Course Times: TBD Room TBD · Office Hours: unlimited · Web Page: http://www.physics

  9. Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron

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    Frederic Deliot; Douglas Glenzinski

    2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the field of top-quark physics with an emphasis on experimental techniques. The role of the top quark in the Standard Model of particle physics is summarized and the basic phenomenology of top-quark production and decay is introduced. We discuss how contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model could affect top-quark properties or event samples. The many measurements made at the Fermilab Tevatron, which test the Standard Model predictions or probe for direct evidence of new physics using the top-quark event samples, are reviewed here.

  10. Fabrication and properties of microporous silicon

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    Shao, Jianzhong

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microporous silicon layers were fabricated by electrochemical etching of single crystalline silicon wafers in HF-ethanol solutions. The pore properties of porous silicon were examined by physical adsorption of nitrogen and the relationship between...

  11. Fabrication and properties of microporous silicon 

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    Shao, Jianzhong

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microporous silicon layers were fabricated by electrochemical etching of single crystalline silicon wafers in HF-ethanol solutions. The pore properties of porous silicon were examined by physical adsorption of nitrogen and the relationship between...

  12. Personal Property

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    2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides non-regulatory guidance and information to assist DOE organizations and contractors in implementing the DOE-wide and site-specific personal property management programs. It supplements the policy, requirements, and responsibilities information contained in the DOE Order cited above and clarifies the regulatory requirements contained in the Federal Property Management Regulation (FMR) and specific contracts.

  13. CONSTRAINING EXPLOSION TYPE OF YOUNG SUPERNOVA REMNANTS USING 24 {mu}m EMISSION MORPHOLOGY

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    Peters, Charee L.; Stassun, Keivan G. [Department of Physics, Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave N Nashville, TN 37208 (United States); Lopez, Laura A.; Figueroa-Feliciano, Enectali [MIT-Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 37-664H, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Ramirez-Ruiz, Enrico, E-mail: charee.l.peters@vanderbilt.edu [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (United States)

    2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Determination of the explosion type of supernova remnants (SNRs) can be challenging, as SNRs are hundreds to thousands of years old and supernovae are classified based on spectral properties days after explosion. Previous studies of thermal X-ray emission from Milky Way and Large Magellanic Cloud SNRs have shown that Type Ia and core-collapse (CC) SNRs have statistically different symmetries, and thus these sources can be typed based on their X-ray morphologies. In this Letter, we extend the same technique, a multipole expansion technique using power ratios, to infrared (IR) images of SNRs to test whether they can be typed using the symmetry of their warm dust emission as well. We analyzed archival Spitzer Space Telescope Multiband Imaging Photometer 24 {mu}m observations of the previously used X-ray sample, and we find that the two classes of SNRs separate according to their IR morphologies. The Type Ia SNRs are statistically more circular and mirror symmetric than the CC SNRs, likely due to the different circumstellar environments and explosion geometries of the progenitors. Broadly, our work indicates that the IR emission retains information of the explosive origins of the SNR and offers a new method to type SNRs based on IR morphology.

  14. Color Imaging Arithmetic: Physics Math > Physics + Math

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    Sharma, Gaurav

    Color Imaging Arithmetic: Physics Math > Physics + Math Gaurav Sharma University of Rochester inter- action commonly form the physical interface by which we connect to the digital cyber-world. Because these devices bridge the physical and the electronic worlds, elegant and effective solutions

  15. Physics and Astronomy Chemical Physics Concentration

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    Physics and Astronomy Chemical Physics Concentration Strongly recommended courses Credits Term Dept Fields & Waves 3 PHY 3230 Thermal Physics 3 PHY 4640 Quantum Mechanics 3 PHY 4020 Computational Methods in Physics & Engineering 3 PHY 4330 Digital Electronics 3 CHE 1101 Intro. Chemistry I 3 CHE 1110 Intro

  16. People's Physics Book The People's Physics Book

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    People's Physics Book The People's Physics Book Authors James H. Dann, Ph.D. James J. Dann. All rights reserved. Textbook Website http://scipp.ucsc.edu/outreach/index2.html #12;People's Physics, and many of the problems. We also thank our fellow physics teachers at both schools for their immense help

  17. People's Physics Book The People's Physics Book

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    #12;People's Physics Book The People's Physics Book Authors James H. Dann, Ph.D. James J. Dann. All rights reserved. Textbook Website http://scipp.ucsc.edu/outreach/index2.html #12;People's Physics, and many of the problems. We also thank our fellow physics teachers at both schools for their immense help

  18. Polarization Response in InAs Quantum Dots: Theoretical Correlation between Composition and Electronic Properties

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    Muhammad Usman; Vittorianna Tasco; Maria Teresa Todaro; Milena De Giorgi; Eoin P. O'Reilly; Gerhard Klimeck; Adriana Passaseo

    2012-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    III-V growth and surface conditions strongly influence the physical structure and resulting optical properties of self-assembled quantum dots (QDs). Beyond the design of a desired active optical wavelength, the polarization response of QDs is of particular interest for optical communications and quantum information science. Previous theoretical studies based on a pure InAs QD model failed to reproduce experimentally observed polarization properties. In this work, multi-million atom simulations are performed to understand the correlation between chemical composition and polarization properties of QDs. A systematic analysis of QD structural parameters leads us to propose a two layer composition model, mimicking In segregation and In-Ga intermixing effects. This model, consistent with mostly accepted compositional findings, allows to accurately fit the experimental PL spectra. The detailed study of QD morphology parameters presented here serves as a tool for using growth dynamics to engineer the strain field inside and around the QD structures, allowing tuning of the polarization response.

  19. Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

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    Callen, James D.

    of students (from physics, engineering physics, elec- trical engineering, nuclear engineering and other un;PREFACE Plasma physics is a relatively new branch of physics that became a mature science over the last). Thus, plasma physics has developed in large part as a branch of applied or engineering physics

  20. Nonlinear properties of dense coherent media

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    Mikhailov, Eugeniy Eugenievich

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    as to style and content by: George R. Welch (Chair of Committee) Edward S. Fry (Member) M. Suhail Zubairy (Member) Paul S. Cremer (Member) Edward S. Fry (Head of Department) August 2003 Major Subject: Physics iii ABSTRACT Nonlinear Properties of Dense Coherent... Media. (August 2003) Eugeniy Eugenievich Mikhailov, B.S., Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. George R. Welch Properties of coherent media in the regime of electromagnetically induced trans- parency (EIT...

  1. Kinetics and morphology of erbium silicide formation

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    Knapp, J.A.; Picraux, S.T.; Wu, C.S.; Lau, S.S.

    1985-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth kinetics and surface morphology of erbium silicide formation from Er layers on Si(100) substrates are examined using both fast e-beam annealing and furnace annealing. Very smooth erbium silicide layers have been grown using a line-source e beam to heat and react the Er overlayers with the substrate. This contrasts to the severe pitting observed when Er layers are reacted with Si in conventional furnace annealing. The pitting phenomenon can be explained by a thin contaminant layer at the interface between Er and Si. Our results suggest the contamination barrier is not due to oxygen, as usually assumed, but may be related to the presence of carbon. Rapid e-beam heating to reaction temperatures of approx.1200 K permits dispersion of the barrier layer before substantial silicide growth can occur, allowing smooth silicide growth. Heating to shorter times to just disperse the interface barrier allows uniform layer growth by subsequent furnace annealing and has permitted measurement of the kinetics of erbium silicide formation on crystalline Si. The reaction obeys (time)/sup 1//sup ///sup 2/ kinetics but is shown to be not totally diffusion limited by the ability to sustain multiple interface growth from a single Si source. The growth rates are nearly an order of magnitude slower for the Er/Si(100) interface than for the Er/amorphous-Si, but with a similar activation energy near 1.75 eV in both cases.

  2. The theory of Multiverse, multiplicity of physical objects and physical constants

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    Gouts, A K

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Multiverse is collection of parallel universes. In this article a formal theory and a topos-theoretic models of the multiverse are given. For this the Lawvere-Kock Synthetic Differential Geometry and topos models for smooth infinitesimal analysis are used. Physical properties of multi-variant and many-dimensional parallel universes are discussed. The source of multiplicity of physical objects is set of physical constants.

  3. The theory of Multiverse, multiplicity of physical objects and physical constants

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    Alexander K. Gouts

    2002-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The Multiverse is collection of parallel universes. In this article a formal theory and a topos-theoretic models of the multiverse are given. For this the Lawvere-Kock Synthetic Differential Geometry and topos models for smooth infinitesimal analysis are used. Physical properties of multi-variant and many-dimensional parallel universes are discussed. The source of multiplicity of physical objects is set of physical constants.

  4. EFFECT OF COMPRESSION ON CONDUCTIVITY AND MORPHOLOGY OF PFSA MEMBRANES

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    Kusoglu, Ahmet; Weber, Adam; Jiang, Ruichin; Gittleman, Craig

    2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Polymer-Electrolyte-Fuel-Cells (PEFCs) are promising candidates for powering vehicles and portable devices using renewable-energy sources. The core of a PEFC is the solid electrolyte membrane that conducts protons from anode to cathode, where water is generated. The conductivity of the membrane, however, depends on the water content of the membrane, which is strongly related to the cell operating conditions. The membrane and other cell components are typically compressed to minimize various contact resistances. Moreover, the swelling of a somewhat constrained membrane in the cell due to the humidity changes generates additional compressive stresses in the membrane. These external stresses are balanced by the internal swelling pressure of the membrane and change the swelling equilibrium. It was shown using a fuel-cell setup that compression could reduce the water content of the membrane or alter the cell resistance. Nevertheless, the effect of compression on the membrane’s transport properties is yet to be understood, as well as its implications in the structure-functions relationships of the membrane. We previously studied, both experimentally and theoretically, how compression affects the water content of the membrane.6 However, more information is required the gain a fundamental understanding of the compression effects. In this talk, we present the results of our investigation on the in-situ conductivity of the membrane as a function of humidity and cell compression pressure. Moreover, to better understand the morphology of compressed membrane, small-angle X-ray-scattering (SAXS) experiments were performed. The conductivity data is then analyzed by investigating the size of the water domains of the compressed membrane determined from the SAXS measurements.

  5. Graduate Studies Department of Physics

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    Fabry, Frederic

    Graduate Studies in Physics Department of Physics Ernest Rutherford Physics Building Mc - 8434 Email: secretariat@physics.mcgill.ca Web: http://www.physics.mcgill.ca McGill Physics 2011 ­ 2012 mot de bienvenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Challenge of Physics

  6. Growth and morphology of cadmium chalcogenides: the synthesis of nanorods, tetrapods, and spheres from CdO and Cd(O2CCH3)2

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    dependent properties that inorganic nanocrystals exhibit make them of great fundamental and technical, and Te) via the pyrolysis of CdO and Cd(O2CCH3)2 precursors, at the specific Cd to E mole ratio of 0, CdSe and CdTe exhibit rod-like and tetrapod-like morphologies of temporally controllable aspect

  7. Galaxy Zoo: Disentangling the Environmental Dependence of Morphology and Colour

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    Ramin A. Skibba; Steven P. Bamford; Robert C. Nichol; Chris J. Lintott; Dan Andreescu; Edward M. Edmondson; Phil Murray; M. Jordan Raddick; Kevin Schawinski; Anze Slosar; Alexander S. Szalay; Daniel Thomas; Jan Vandenberg

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the environmental dependence of galaxy morphology and colour with two-point clustering statistics, using data from the Galaxy Zoo, the largest sample of visually classified morphologies yet compiled, extracted from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. We present two-point correlation functions of spiral and early-type galaxies, and we quantify the correlation between morphology and environment with marked correlation functions. These yield clear and precise environmental trends across a wide range of scales, analogous to similar measurements with galaxy colours, indicating that the Galaxy Zoo classifications themselves are very precise. We measure morphology marked correlation functions at fixed colour and find that they are relatively weak, with the only residual correlation being that of red galaxies at small scales, indicating a morphology gradient within haloes for red galaxies. At fixed morphology, we find that the environmental dependence of colour remains strong, and these correlations remain for fixed morphology \\textit{and} luminosity. An implication of this is that much of the morphology--density relation is due to the relation between colour and density. Our results also have implications for galaxy evolution: the morphological transformation of galaxies is usually accompanied by a colour transformation, but not necessarily vice versa. A spiral galaxy may move onto the red sequence of the colour-magnitude diagram without quickly becoming an early-type. We analyze the significant population of red spiral galaxies, and present evidence that they tend to be located in moderately dense environments and are often satellite galaxies in the outskirts of haloes. Finally, we combine our results to argue that central and satellite galaxies tend to follow different evolutionary paths.

  8. Transformation of Morphology and Luminosity Classes of the SDSS Galaxies

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    Changbom Park; J. Richard Gott III; Yun-Young Choi

    2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a unified picture on the evolution of galaxy luminosity and morphology. Galaxy morphology is found to depend critically on the local environment set up by the nearest neighbor galaxy in addition to luminosity and the large scale density. When a galaxy is located farther than the virial radius from its closest neighbor, the probability for the galaxy to have an early morphological type is an increasing function only of luminosity and the local density due to the nearest neighbor ($\\rho_n$). The tide produced by the nearest neighbor is thought to be responsible for the morphology transformation toward the early type at these separations. When the separation is less than the virial radius, i.e. when $\\rho_n > \\rho_{\\rm virial}$, its morphology depends also on the neighbor's morphology and the large-scale background density over a few Mpc scales ($\\rho_{20}$) in addition to luminosity and $\\rho_n$. The early type probability keeps increasing as $\\rho_n$ increases if its neighbor is an early type. But the probability decreases as $\\rho_n$ increases when the neighbor is a late type. The cold gas streaming from the late type neighbor can be the reason for the morphology transformation toward late type. The overall early-type fraction increases as $\\rho_{20}$ increases when $\\rho_n > \\rho_{\\rm virial}$. This can be attributed to the hot halo gas of the neighbor which is confined by the pressure of the ambient medium held by the background mass. We have also found that galaxy luminosity depends on $\\rho_n$, and that the isolated bright galaxies are more likely to be recent merger products. We propose a scenario that a series of morphology and luminosity transformation occur through distant interactions and mergers, which results in the morphology--luminosity--local density relation.

  9. Influence of processing conditions on the morphology of expanded perlite/polypropylene composites

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    Mattausch, H., E-mail: hannelore.mattausch@unileoben.ac.at, E-mail: stephan.laske@unileoben.ac.at; Laske, S., E-mail: hannelore.mattausch@unileoben.ac.at, E-mail: stephan.laske@unileoben.ac.at; Holzer, C., E-mail: clemens.holzer@unileoben.ac.at [Chair of Polymer Processing, Department of Polymer Engineering and Science, Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria); Cirar, K., E-mail: kristin.cirar@unileoben.ac.at, E-mail: helmut.flachberger@unileoben.ac.at; Flachberger, H., E-mail: kristin.cirar@unileoben.ac.at, E-mail: helmut.flachberger@unileoben.ac.at [Chair of Mineral Processing, Department Mineral Resources and Petroleum Engineering , Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Perlite is an oversaturated, volcanic, glassy rock, which has chemically bound water from 2 to 5 wt%. Upon heating, perlite can be expanded up to 20 times of its original volume. Important applications are in the field of building industry, in refrigeration engineering or the pharmaceutical industry. As mineral filler in polymers, expanded perlite can increase the thermal conductivity, the viscosity and the mechanical properties of polypropylene composites. But there are still many challenges that must be analyzed to reach the full potential of those composites. This research work focuses on the morphology of expanded perlite/polypropylene (PP) compounds and the interactions between filler and polymer. To achieve good performance a homogenous dispersion of the filler in the polymer matrix is needed because the enhancement of the material correlates strongly with the morphology of the composite. Therefore it is necessary to characterize the microstructure of these materials in order to establish adequate structure-process-property relationships. The expanded perlite/PP composites were compounded with a co-rotating twin screw extruder Theysohn TSK 30/40D. For producing the closed cell expanded perlite a new technology, the bublon process, was used. For the material characterization two particles sizes were chosen and the filler content was varied at 5, 10 and 15 wt%. For the analysis of the effects of the screw geometry, two setups have been chosen for the processing of the materials. The produced materials were analyzed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and tensile testing. The results show a reinforcement effect of the filler and differences in the inner structure of expanded perlite and in the morphology.

  10. Morphological Component Analysis and Inpainting on the Sphere: Application in Physics and Astrophysics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    DAPNIA/SEDI-SAP, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France 2 GREYC - CNRS UMR projection and thresholding scheme, using a successively decreas- ing threshold towards zero with each Fourier and related bases, wavelet bases, as well as other more recent multiscale systems

  11. Morphological Component Analysis and Inpainting on the Sphere: Application in Physics and Astrophysics

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    Starck, Jean-Luc

    DAPNIA/SEDI-SAP, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France 2 GREYC - CNRS UMR projection and thresholding scheme, using a successively decreas- ing threshold towards zero with each bases, wavelet bases, as well as other more recent multiscale systems such as the ridgelet [17

  12. Morphology of AGN in the central kiloparsec

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    Paul Martini

    2001-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Hubble Space Telescope observations of the central kiloparsec of AGN have revealed a wealth of structure, particularly nuclear bars and spirals, that are distinct from analogous features in the disks of spiral galaxies. WFPC2 and NICMOS images of a large sample of AGN observed at high spatial resolution make it possible to quantify the frequency and detailed properties of these structures. Nearly all AGN have nuclear spiral dust lanes in the central kiloparsec, while only a small minority contain nuclear bars. If these nuclear dust spirals trace shocks in the circumnuclear, gaseous disks, they may dissipate sufficient angular momentum to fuel the active nucleus.

  13. General Syllabus Physics 45100

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    Lombardi, John R.

    General Syllabus Physics 45100 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Designation: Undergraduate Catalog description: 45100: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Temperature; equation of state; work and statistical mechanics; low-temperature physics; the Third Law. 3 HR./Wk.; 3 CR. Prerequisites: Physics 35100

  14. Brief article Neural correlates of the effects of morphological

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    Pylkkänen, Liina

    Brief article Neural correlates of the effects of morphological family frequency and family size 2003 Abstract Schreuder and Baayen (Schreuder. R., & Baayen, R. H. (1997). How complex simplex words

  15. Polymer Solar Cells: New Materials, 3D Morphology, and Tandem...

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    Polymer Solar Cells: New Materials, 3D Morphology, and Tandem Devices March 2, 2010 at 3pm36-428 Ren Janssen Molecular Materials and Nanosystems, Eindhoven University of...

  16. angiography morphological analysis: Topics by E-print Network

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    to the morphology of Planetary Nebulae CERN Preprints Summary: Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a well-known technique used to decorrelate a set of vectors. It has been...

  17. Thermodynamic and morphological transitions in crystalline and soft material interfaces

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    Tang, Ming, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Interfaces are defects present in all materials. Interface transitions are characterized by abrupt changes in interface structure, chemistry and/or morphology under suitable conditions. They exist in many material systems ...

  18. The hyperbolic lattice : morphology, kinematics, and potential applications

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    Clifford, Dale Timothy, 1966-

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is a study of the kinetics and morphology of the hyperbolic lattice. Experiments began with simple models of sticks and string and progressed to the development of a surgical retractor made from biocompatible ...

  19. Monitoring transient repolarization segment morphology deviations in mouse ECG

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    Oefinger, Matthew Blake, 1976-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis details the design, implementation and validation of a system that facilitates partial automation for detection of anomalous repolarization segment morphologies in the ECG of mice. The technology consists of ...

  20. Morphological control of silicalite-1 crystals using microemulsion mediated growth

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    Lee, Seung Ju

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mediated synthesis, it is concluded that the surfactant??silicate interactions are primarily responsible for the modulation of crystal morphology observed. The results indicate that surfactant adsorption on the growing crystal surface, not the confined...

  1. Developmental Simulation of the Adult Cranial Morphology of Australopithecus sediba 

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    Carlson, Keely Britt

    2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The present study involves the developmental simulation of the adult cranial morphology of the newly discovered species, Australopithecus sediba. Au. sediba has been the focus of considerable discussion and debate in ...

  2. Quaternary morphology and paleoenvironmental records of carbonate islands

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    Toomey, Michael (Michael Ryan)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Here I use a simple numerical model of reef profile evolution to show that the present-day morphology of carbonate islands has developed largely in response to late Pleistocene sea level oscillations in addition to variable ...

  3. Root Morphology of Drought Resistance in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

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    Dewi, Elvira Sari

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A combination of root morphology and plant physiology with drought/or salt tolerance should affect drought resistance in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). This experiment was developed to evaluate early vegetative and seedling growth of cotton from...

  4. A unified morphological description of Nafion membranes from SAXS and mesoscale simulations

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    Elliott, James

    A unified morphological description of Nafion membranes from SAXS and mesoscale simulations James A with mesoscale simulations of the morphology of Nafion using Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) parameterized

  5. Probing New Physics with Astrophysical Neutrinos

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    Nicole F. Bell

    2008-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the prospects for probing new physics with neutrino astrophysics. High energy neutrinos provide an important means of accessing physics beyond the electroweak scale. Neutrinos have a number of advantages over conventional astronomy and, in particular, carry information encoded in their flavor degree of freedom which could reveal a variety of exotic neutrino properties. We also outline ways in which neutrino astrophysics can be used to constrain dark matter properties, and explain how neutrino-based limits lead to a strong general bound on the dark matter total annihilation cross-section.

  6. Key Physical Mechanisms in Nanostructured Solar Cells

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    Dr Stephan Bremner

    2010-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the project was to study both theoretically and experimentally the excitation, recombination and transport properties required for nanostructured solar cells to deliver energy conversion efficiencies well in excess of conventional limits. These objectives were met by concentrating on three key areas, namely, investigation of physical mechanisms present in nanostructured solar cells, characterization of loss mechanisms in nanostructured solar cells and determining the properties required of nanostructured solar cells in order to achieve high efficiency and the design implications.

  7. Argonne Physics Division - ATLAS

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    (or 630-252-1911 on cell phones) Safety Aspects of radiation safety at ATLAS: Health Physics Coverage at ATLAS is provided by Argonne National Laboratory. Health Physics...

  8. LANL | Physics | LDRD

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    directed research and development funding at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Physics Division, as the major source of innovation in experimental physical science at Los...

  9. ORISE: Health Physics Training

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    Health Physics Training Student performs an analysis during an ORAU health physics training course Training and educating a highly skilled workforce that can meet operational...

  10. Nuclear Physics: Recent Talks

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    Free Electron Laser (FEL) Medical Imaging Physics Topics Campaigns Meetings Recent Talks Archived Talks Additional Information Computing at JLab Operations Logbook Physics Topics:...

  11. Nuclear Physics: Campaigns

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    Free-Electron Laser (FEL) Medical Imaging Physics Topics Campaigns The Structure of the Nuclear Building Blocks The Structure of Nuclei Symmetry Tests in Nuclear Physics Meetings...

  12. Nuclear Physics: Experiment Research

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    UserResearcher Information print version Research Highlights Public Interest Nuclear Physics Accelerator Free Electron Laser (FEL) Medical Imaging Physics Topics Campaigns...

  13. High Energy Physics

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    Scientific Computing Research Basic Energy Sciences Biological and Environmental Research Fusion Energy Sciences High Energy Physics Nuclear Physics Advanced Scientific Computing...

  14. Office of Physical Protection

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    The Office of Physical Protection is comprised of a team of security specialists engaged in providing Headquarters-wide physical protection.

  15. On physical vacuum as an unobservable system

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    I. K. Rozgacheva; A. A. Agapov

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern astronomical observations in cosmology provide increasingly strong evidence that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating. Explanations of the cosmic acceleration within the framework of general relativity use the hypothesis about a dark energy field (physical vacuum) with unrealistic fine-tuned unnatural properties to the properties of the observable matter. The main difficulty of the speculative models is that the gravitational properties of the vacuum are unknown. In this work the geometric properties of the physical vacuum which are the consequence of its general property to be unobservable (vacuum does not affect the motions of any real bodies) are considered. It is shown that the effective homogeneous and isotropic space-time of the physical vacuum has four closed dimensions. The vacuum fluctuations create interactions of the real particles. It is shown if we assume the cause principle and there are not any arbitrary real particles births then the lengths of waves of vacuum fluctuations make the fractal manifold. In this case all real systems have the fractal properties.

  16. Current experiments in elementary particle physics

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    Wohl, C.G.; Armstrong, F.E., Oyanagi, Y.; Dodder, D.C.; Ryabov, Yu.G.; Frosch, R.; Olin, A.; Lehar, F.; Moskalev, A.N.; Barkov, B.P.

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains summaries of 720 recent and current experiments in elementary particle physics (experiments that finished taking data before 1980 are excluded). Included are experiments at Brookhaven, CERN, CESR, DESY, Fermilab, Moscow Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Tokyo Institute of Nuclear Studies, KEK, LAMPF, Leningrad Nuclear Physics Institute, Saclay, Serpukhov, SIN, SLAC, and TRIUMF, and also experiments on proton decay. Instructions are given for searching online the computer database (maintained under the SLAC/SPIRES system) that contains the summaries. Properties of the fixed-target beams at most of the laboratories are summarized.

  17. Review of Particle Physics, 2004-2005

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    Eidelman, Simon; Olive, Keith A; Aguilar-Benítez, M; Amsler, Claude; Asner, David M; Babu, K S; Barnett, Richard Michael; Beringer, J; Burchat, Patricia R; Carone, Christopher D; Caso, Carlo; Conforto, Gianni; Dahl, Orin; D'Ambrosio, G; Doser, Michael; Feng, Jonathan L; Gherghetta, Tony; Gibbons, Lawrence; Goodman, Maury; Grab, C; Groom, Donald E; Gurtu, Atul; Hagiwara, Kaoru; Hernández-Rey, Juan Jose; Hikasa, Ken Ichi; Honscheid, Klaus; Jawahery, Hassan; Kolda, Christopher; Kwon Young Joon; Mangano, Michelangelo L; Manohar, Aneesh Vasant; March-Russell, John David; Masoni, Alberto; Miquel, Ramon; Mönig, Klaus; Murayama, Hitoshi; Nakamura, Kenzo; Navas, Sergio; Pape, Luc; Patrignani, Claudia; Piepke, Andreas; Raffelt, Georg G; Roos, Matts; Tanabashi, Masaharu; Terning, John; Törnqvist, N A; Trippe, Thomas G; Vogel, Petr; Wohl, Charles G; Workman, Ronald L; Yao Wei Ming; Zyla, Piotr; Armstrong, Betty; Gee, Paul S; Harper, Gail; Lugovsky, Kirill Slava; Lugovsky, S B; Lugovsky, V S; Rom, A; Artuso, Marina; Barberio, Elisabetta; Battaglia, Marco; Bichsel, H; Biebel, Otmar; Bloch, Philippe; Cahn, Robert N; Casper, D; Cattai, Ariella; Chivukula, R Sekhar; Cowan, Glen; Damour, Thibault Marie Alban Guillaume; Desler, Kai; Dobbs, M A; Drees, Manuel; Edwards, A; Edwards, Donald A; Elvira, V D; Erler, Jens; Ezhela, Vladimir V; Fetscher, Wulf; Fields, B D; Foster, Brian; Froidevaux, Daniel; Fukugita, Masataka; Gaisser, Thomas K; Garren, Lynn; Gerber, Hans Jürg; Gerbier, G; Gilman, Frederick J; Haber, Howard E; Hagmann, Christian; Hewett, Joanne L; Hinchliffe, Ian; Hogan, Craig J; Höhler, Gerhard; Igo-Kemenes, Peter Miklos; Jackson, John David; Johnson, Kurtis F; Karlen, Dean A; Kayser, Boris; Kirkby, D; Klein, Spencer R; Kleinknecht, Konrad; Knowles, Ian G; Kreitz, Pat; Kuyanov, Yu V; Lahav, O; Langacker, Paul; Liddle, Andrew R; Littenberg, Laurence S; Manley, D Mark; Narain, M; Nason, Paolo; Nir, Yosef; Peacock, John A; Quinn, Helen R; Raby, Stuart A; Ratcliff, B N; Razuvaev, E A; Renk, Burkhard; Rolandi, Luigi; Ronan, Michael T; Rosenberg, Leslie J; Sachrajda, Christopher T C; Sakai, Y; Sanda, A I; Sarkar, S; Schmitt, Michael; Schneider, Olivier; Scott, Douglas; Seligman, William G; Shaevitz, Michael H; Sjöstrand, Torbjörn; Smoot, George F; Spanier, Stefan; Spieler, Helmuth; Spooner, N J C; Srednicki, Mark A; Stahl, Achim; Stanev, Todor; Suzuki, Mahiko; Tkachenko, N P; Trilling, George H; Valencia, German; Van Bibber, Karl; Vincter, Manuella G; Ward, D R; Webber, Bryan R; Whalley, Michael; Wolfenstein, Lincoln; Womersley, John William; Woody, Craig L; Zenin, O V; Zhu Ren Yuan

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Review of Particle Physics and the abbreviated version, the Particle Physics Booklet, are reviews of the field of Particle Physics. This complete Review includes a compilation/evaluation of data on particle properties, called the "Particle Listings". These Listings include 1726 new measurements from 512 papers, in addition to the 20200 measurements from 5903 papers that first appeared in previous editions. The Review and the Booklet are published in even numbered years. This edition is an updating through December 2003 (and, in some areas, well into 2004).

  18. Real-time rendering of physically-based cloud simulations for university undergraduate research fellows 

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    Walkington, Kevin Michael

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Computers today employ simulations of physical phenomena such as wind and fire and other physical properties in many common applications, including programs meant for training and entertainment. We focus particularly on ...

  19. Pressure-Dependent Properties of Elementary Hydrophobic Interactions: Ramifications for Activation Properties of Protein

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    Chan, Hue Sun

    Properties of Protein Folding Cristiano L. Dias*,§, and Hue Sun Chan*, § Department of Physics, New Jersey under 1, 1000, 2000, and 3000 atm. The volume distributions of pure water and of methanes plus water solvent conditions such as temperature, pressure, and cosolvents. An intuitive, semiquantitative physical

  20. Experimental Particle Physics

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    Rosenfeld, Carl [Univ of South Carolina; Mishra, Sanjib R. [Univ of South Carolina; Petti, Roberto [Univ of South Carolina; Purohit, Milind V. [Univ of South Carolina

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The high energy physics group at the University of South Carolina, under the leadership of Profs. S.R. Mishra, R. Petti, M.V. Purohit, J.R. Wilson (co-PI's), and C. Rosenfeld (PI), engaged in studies in "Experimental Particle Physics." The group collaborated with similar groups at other universities and at national laboratories to conduct experimental studies of elementary particle properties. We utilized the particle accelerators at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California, and the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. Mishra, Rosenfeld, and Petti worked predominantly on neutrino experiments. Experiments conducted in the last fifteen years that used cosmic rays and the core of the sun as a source of neutrinos showed conclusively that, contrary to the former conventional wisdom, the "flavor" of a neutrino is not immutable. A neutrino of flavor "e," "mu," or "tau," as determined from its provenance, may swap its identity with one of the other flavors -- in our jargon, they "oscillate." The oscillation phenomenon is extraordinarily difficult to study because neutrino interactions with our instruments are exceedingly rare -- they travel through the earth mostly unimpeded -- and because they must travel great distances before a substantial proportion have made the identity swap. Three of the experiments that we worked on, MINOS, NOvA, and LBNE utilize a beam of neutrinos from an accelerator at Fermilab to determine the parameters governing the oscillation. Two other experiments that we worked on, NOMAD and MIPP, provide measurements supportive of the oscillation experiments. Good measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters may constitute a "low energy window" on related phenomena that are otherwise unobservable because they would occur only at energies way above the reach of conceivable accelerators. Purohit and Wilson participated in the BaBar experiment, which collected data at SLAC until 2008. They continued to analyze the voluminous BaBar data with an emphasis on precision tests of Quantum Chromodynamics and on properties of the "eta_B," a bottom quark paired in a meson with a strange quark. The ATLAS experiment became the principal research focus for Purohit. One of the world's largest pieces of scientific equipment, ATLAS observes particle collisions at the highest-energy particle accelerator ever built, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Our efforts on ATLAS included participation in the commissioning, calibration, and installation of components called "CSCs". The unprecedented energy of 14 TeV enabled the ATLAS and CMS collaborations to declare discovery of the famous Higgs particle in 2012.

  1. Top Mass and Properties

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    Yen-Chu Chen

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The top quark was discovered in 1995. The top quark mass is now well measured at the Tevatron, with uncertainty getting below 1% of the top mass. The world average from last year was 170.9 $\\pm$ 1.8 GeV/$c^2$. The new CDF measurement is 172 $\\pm$ 1.2 (stat) $\\pm$ 1.5 (sys) GeV/$c^2$, and D0 will soon present a new measurement. The top quark mass is an important parameter in the Standard Model, and should be measured as precisely as possible. To learn more about the top quark observed and study possible new physics, other properties also should be measured. At the Tevatron, the charge of the top quark can be measured directly. Examples of other properties studied and reported in this presentation are W helicity, top decay branching ratio to b ($R_b$), searches for $t \\to H b$ and for flavor changing neutral current (FCNC). The results are all consistent with the Standard Model within current statistics. With significantly more data being collected at the Tevatron, precision measurements of the top properties are just starting.

  2. Composition-Morphology-Property Relations For Giant Magnetoresistance Multilayers Grown By RF Diode Sputtering

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    Wadley, Haydn

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903 D. Brownell Nonvolatile Electronics, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN, Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN) using a Randex Model 2400-6J RF diode system. Briefly, the diameter

  3. Morphological properties of pillared layered materials investigated by electron microscopy technique

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    Navas de Mascianglioli, Margarit

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . REFERENCES. 92 93 VITA 98 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 1 A model for the pillaring of smectite clays by hydrolyzed cations 2 Idealized structure of o-Zrp showing arrangement of the layers. 15 3 X-ray diffraction powder pattern of the nickel... intercalate a-ZrP product. . . . . . . . 16 4 SEM picture at 20, 000 of the nickel intecalate a-ZrP product 17 5 X-ray diffraction powder pattern of the nickel pillared a-ZrP product. 19 6 SEM picture at 20, 000x of the nickel pillared a-ZrP product. 20...

  4. Thickness influence on surface morphology and ozone sensing properties of nanostructured ZnO transparent

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    , 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece Available online 19 January 2006 Abstract Transparent zinc oxide (Zn Keywords: Zinc oxide; PLD; AFM; Ozone 1. Introduction Zinc oxide (ZnO) is an n-type semiconductor devices [3], varistors, planar optical waveguides [4], transparent electrodes [5,6], ultraviolet

  5. Morphology and mechanical properties of electrospun polymeric fibers and their nonwoven fabrics

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    Pai, Chia-Ling

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrospinning is a straight forward method to produce fibers with diameter on the order of a few tens of nanometers to the size approaching commercial fibers (on the order of 10 prm or larger). Recently, the length scale ...

  6. Variation in Morphology, Hygroscopicity, and Optical Properties of Soot Particles Coated by Dicarboxylic Acids 

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    Xue, Huaxin

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    particles upon coating with succinic and glutaric acids. The effective densities, fractal dimensions and dynamic shape factors of fresh and coated soot aerosol particles have been determined. Significant size-dependent increases of soot particle mobility...

  7. Morphology and Gas Adsorption Properties of Palladium-Cobalt-Based Cyanogels

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    Gruner, Sol M.

    . The aerogels formed from the Pd-Co hydrogels possess both micro- and mesoporosity. Electron microscopy indicates that the aerogels are constituted of spherical microporous particles; the interstices between these particles constitute the mesopores. The aerogel surfaces are found to be fractal as analyzed by gas

  8. Environment of deposition of the Yowlumne sandstone: internal morphology and rock properties, Kern County, California

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    Royo, Gilberto Rafael

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . This is of utmost importance when enhanced oil recovery methods are necessary to maximize production. The Yowlumne field in Kern County, California, has been a chal- lenge for geologists and engineers since its discovery in 1974. The field has been extensively.../25 428/30 45/27 863/9 11440 aInformation from California Division of Oil and Gas. Kelly Bushing elevation. cProduction; BOPD = barrels of oil per day, BW = Barrels of water per day, NA = Not Available. dDepth of oil-water contact; estimated from...

  9. Optical and morphological properties of graphene sheets decorated with ZnO nanowires via polyol enhancement

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    Sharma, Vinay, E-mail: winn201@gmail.com; Rajaura, Rajveer Singh, E-mail: winn201@gmail.com [Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302004 (India); Sharma, Preetam K.; Srivastava, Subodh; Vijay, Y. K. [Department of Physics, Thin Film and Membrane Science Lab., University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302004 (India); Sharma, S. S. [Department of Physics, Govt. Women Engineering College, Ajmer- 305002 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphene-ZnO nanocomposites have proven to be very useful materials for photovoltaic and sensor applications. Here, we report a facile, one-step in situ polymerization method for synthesis of graphene sheets randomly decorated with zinc oxide nanowires using ethylene glycol as solvent. We have used hydrothermal treatment for growth of ZnO nanowires. UV-visible spectra peak shifting around 288nm and 307 nm shows the presence of ZnO on graphene structure. Photoluminiscence spectra (PL) in 400nm-500nm region exhibits the luminescence quenching effect. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image confirms the growth of ZnO nanowires on graphene sheets.

  10. Effect of pore morphology on the electrochemical properties of electric double layer carbon cryogel supercapacitors

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    Cao, Guozhong

    electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, the capacitor can be studied as a dielectric system composed of a porous. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy EIS has been used to characterize the mechanisms of electrolyte diffusion to charge storage. Understanding this role is necessary to design better CC su- percapacitors

  11. Processing-Morphology-Property Relationships and Composite Theory Analysis of Reduced Graphene Oxide/Natural Rubber

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    Oxide/Natural Rubber Nanocomposites Jeffrey R. Potts, Om Shankar, Ling Du, and Rodney S. Ruoff of Texas at Austin, 204 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, Texas 78712, United States Goodyear Tire and Rubber: Dispersion of reduced graphene oxide (RG-O) into natural rubber (NR) was found to dramatically enhance

  12. Effect of Polarization and Morphology on the Optical Properties of Absorbing Nanoporous Thin Films

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    Navid, Ashcon; Pilon, Laurent

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TE and TM waves incident on thin films with n c = 4.0, k c =hexagonal mesoporous silica thin films with pore diameter Dabsorbing nanocomposite thin film, graphically depicting the

  13. Comparative Analysis of the Morphology and Materials Properties of Pinniped Vibrissae

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    Ginter, Carly C.

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    and Kaminski 1995; Hyv?rinen 1989; Newby et al. 1970). Newby et al. (1970) observed lactating mother harbor seals that were determined to be blind by their opaque corneas. Lactation is energetically demanding, with female harbor seals losing 80... 1995; Newby et al. 1970). Experimental evidence has shown that phocid seals rely heavily upon their vibrissae to follow hydrodynamic trails (Dehnhardt et al. 1998a; Dehnhardt et al. 2001; Schulte-Pelkum et al. 2007; Wieskotten et al. 2010a, 2010b...

  14. Quantifying effects of substrata chemomechanical properties on eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell adhesion and morphology

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    Thompson, Michael Todd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is now widely accepted that cells are capable of processing both mechanical and chemical signals from the extracellular environment. Exactly how these two factors affect the cell biology in the context of physiological ...

  15. Variation in Morphology, Hygroscopicity, and Optical Properties of Soot Particles Coated by Dicarboxylic Acids

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    Xue, Huaxin

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Soot aerosols are well known to be atmospheric constituents, but the hydrophobic nature of fresh soot likely prohibits them from encouraging cloud development. Soot aged through contact with oxygenated organic compounds may become hydrophilic enough...

  16. Author's personal copy Effect of polarization and morphology on the optical properties of absorbing

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    Pilon, Laurent

    have been studied extensively in recent years [1­4]. Potential applications include dye-sensitized solar cells [5­7], low-k dielectric materials [8,9], thermal barrier coatings [10], catalysts [11

  17. Morphological and adhesive properties of polypyrrole films synthesized by sonoelectrochemical technique

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Metals 160, 23-24 (2010) 2540-2545" DOI : 10.1016/j.synthmet.2010.10.002 #12;2 the contrary, for polymer can be used for many various applications including: energy storage and batteries [3-5], field effect stability in air and aqueous media and ease of preparation by electrochemical polymerization. However

  18. PHYSICS 106 Summer 2011

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    Hart, Gus

    PHYSICS 106 Summer 2011 Instructor: Stephanie Magleby (sam25@physics.byu.edu) Office Hours: MWF 2 -3 pm, N311 ESC Office Phone (physics): 422-7056 Office Phone (engineering): 422-8319 TA: Corbin Jacobs [corbinjacobs@gmail.com] Email Corbin with any reading quiz questions or Mastering Physics issues

  19. 3.40J / 22.71J Physical Metallurgy, Spring 2003

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    Russell, Kenneth

    Discusses structure-property relationships in metallic alloys selected to illustrate some basic concepts of physical metallurgy and alloy design. Fundamentals of annealing, spinodal decomposition, nucleation, growth, and ...

  20. Thermally induced evolution of morphology on ceramic surfaces in a thermionic converter

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    Zavadil, K.R. [Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800 Albuquerque, New Mexico87185-0342 (United States); Olson, D.L. [Team Specialty Services 901 University Blvd. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico87106-4439 (United States); Klinkov, A.E. [JS INTERTEK 123182Moscow Kurchatov Sq. 1 (Russian Federation)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The morphology of alumina and scandia ceramics exposed to controlled vacuum and diffusion modes in a thermionic converter has been studied. Evidence for vaporization at a temperature of 1770 K is manifest in the resulting surface morphologies of both ceramics, consistent with reported sample mass loss. Alumina shows intergranular relief with the formation of terrace-step structure on the grain surfaces. Terrace formation is not directly observed on scandia, however the development of vertical structure and maintenance of voids indicates that vaporization is initiated by structure at the grain edges. Extensive Sc{sub 2}O{sub 3} re-deposition occurs on the scandia surface, possibly mediated by the presence of molybdenum and tungsten. Evidence exists for refractory metal secondary phase formation in this deposit in the form of Sc{sub 6}MO{sub 12} (M=W or Mo). Alumina also shows evidence for materials{close_quote} interactions in the form of tantalum assisted vaporization which significantly alters the terrace structure. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  1. AN INVESTIGATION ON THE MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF BRIGHT-RIMMED CLOUDS

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    Miao Jingqi [Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NR (United Kingdom); White, Glenn J. [Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA (United Kingdom); Thompson, M. A. [School of Physics Astronomy and Maths, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB (United Kingdom); Nelson, Richard P. [School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)], E-mail: J.Miao@kent.ac.uk

    2009-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A new radiative driven implosion (RDI) model based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics technique is developed and applied to investigate the morphological evolutions of molecular clouds under the effect of ionizing radiation. This model self-consistently includes the self-gravity of the cloud in the hydrodynamical evolution, the UV radiation component in the radiation transferring equations, the relevant heating and cooling mechanisms in the energy evolution, and a comprehensive chemical network. The simulation results reveal that under the effect of ionizing radiation, a molecular cloud may evolve through different evolutionary sequences. Depending on its initial gravitational state, the evolution of a molecular cloud does not necessarily follow a complete morphological evolution sequence from type A{yields}B{yields}C, as described by previous RDI models. When confronted with observations, the simulation results provide satisfactory physical explanations for a series of puzzles derived from bright-rimmed clouds observations. The consistency of the modeling results with observations shows that the self-gravity of a molecular cloud should not be neglected in any investigation on the dynamical evolution of molecular clouds when they are exposed to ionizing radiation.

  2. An Investigation on the Morphological Evolution of Bright-Rimmed Clouds

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    J. Miao; G. J. White; M. A. Thompson; R. P. Nelson

    2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A new Radiative Driven Implosion (RDI) model based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) technique is developed and applied to investigate the morphological evolutions of molecular clouds under the effect of ionising radiation. This model self-consistently includes the self-gravity of the cloud in the hydrodynamical evolution, the UV radiation component in the radiation transfer equations, the relevant heating and cooling mechanisms in the energy evolution and a comprehensive chemical network. The simulation results reveal that under the effect of ionising radiation, a molecular cloud may evolve through different evolutionary sequences. Dependent on its initial gravitational state, the evolution of a molecular cloud does not necessarily follow a complete morphological evolution sequence from type A to B to C, as described by previous RDI models. When confronted with observations, the simulation results provide satisfactory physical explanations for a series of puzzles derived from Bright-Rimmed Clouds (BRCs) observations. The consistency of the modelling results with observations shows that the self-gravity of a molecular cloud should not be neglected in any investigation on the dynamical evolution of molecular clouds when they are exposed to ionising radiation.

  3. Top physics results from CDF

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    Gomez, Gervasio; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The top quark is by far the most massive fundamental particle observed so far, and the study of its properties is interesting for several reasons ranging from its possible special role in electroweak symmetry breaking to its sensitivity to physics beyond the Standard Model. They present recent top physics results from CDF based on 160-320 pb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collision data at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The t{bar t} cross section and the top mass have been measured in different decay channels and using different methods. they have searched for evidence of single top production, setting upper limits on its production rate. Other results shown in this conference include studies of the polarization of W bosons from top decays, a search for charged Higgs decaying from top, and a search for additional heavy t' quarks.

  4. Mathematical Review for Physical Chemistry 1. Integration

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    Peterson, Kirk A.

    Mathematical Review for Physical Chemistry Outline: 1. Integration (a) Important Integrals (b) Tricks for evaluating integrals 2. Derivatives (a) Important derivatives (b) Tricks 3. Expansions 4 dierentials 6. Properties of Logs 7. Review of Trigonometry 1 Integration: 1.1 Integrals you should know: 1

  5. Morphological Characteristics of Compact High-Velocity Clouds Revealed by High-Resolution WSRT Imaging

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    W. B. Burton; Robert Braun

    1999-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A class of compact, isolated high-velocity clouds which plausibly represents a homogeneous subsample of the HVC phenomenon in a single physical state was objectively identified by Braun and Burton (1999). Six examples of the CHVCs, unresolved in single-dish data, have been imaged with the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. The high-resolution imaging reveals the morphology of these objects, including a core/halo distribution of fluxes, signatures of rotation indicating dark matter, and narrow linewidths constraining the kinetic temperature of several opaque cores. In these regards, as well as in their kinematic and spatial deployment on the sky, the CHVC objects are evidently a dynamically cold ensemble of dark-matter-dominated HI clouds accreting onto the Local Group in a continuing process of galactic evolution.

  6. Physics 151 Lecture 1 Physics 207: Lecture 1, Pg 1

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    Winokur, Michael

    and Engineers with Modern PhysicsScientists and Engineers with Modern Physics Read: Chapters 1 & 2 (sections 2Page 1 Physics 151 ­ Lecture 1 Physics 207: Lecture 1, Pg 1 Physics 207, Sections: 301/601Physics 207, Sections: 301/601 ­­ 314/614314/614 General Physics IGeneral Physics I MichaelMichael Winokur

  7. Physics with the ALICE experiment

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    Kharlov, Yu. V. [Institute for High Energy Physics (Russian Federation)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ALICE experiment at LHC collects data in pp collisions at 1497-1 = 0.9, 2.76, and 7 TeV and in PbPb collisions at 2.76 TeV. Highlights of the detector performance and an overview of experimental results measured with ALICE in pp and AA collisions are presented in this paper. Physics with protonproton collisions is focused on hadron spectroscopy at low and moderate p{sub t}. Measurements with lead-lead collisions are shown in comparison with those in pp collisions, and the properties of hot quark matter are discussed.

  8. Neutrino Physics with Thermal Detectors

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    Nucciotti, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Milano Bicocca and INFN Sezione di Milano-Bicocca Piazza della Scienza, 3, 20126 Milano (Italy)

    2009-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The investigation of fundamental neutrino properties like its mass and its nature calls for the design of a new generation of experiments. High sensitivity, high energy resolution, and versatility together with the possibility of a simple multiplexing scheme are the key features of future detectors for these experiments. Thermal detectors can combine all these features. This paper reviews the status and the perspectives for what concerns the application of this type of detectors to neutrino physics, focusing on direct neutrino mass measurements and neutrinoless double beta decay searches.

  9. PROPERTY MANUAL Berkeley Laboratory Property Management

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    Knowles, David William

    of Energy (DOE). The Property Management charter ensures the efficient and effective protection and controlPROPERTY MANUAL Issued by Berkeley Laboratory Property Management Lawrence Berkeley National of Property Management Policies · I. Parties and Organizations Responsible for Property · II. Acquiring

  10. Morphological and electrochemical characterization of electrodeposited Zn–Ag nanoparticle composite coatings

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    Punith Kumar, M.K.; Srivastava, Chandan, E-mail: csrivastava@materials.iisc.ernet.in

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Silver nanoparticles with an average size of 23 nm were chemically synthesized and used to fabricate Zn–Ag composite coatings. The Zn–Ag composite coatings were generated by electrodeposition method using a simple sulfate plating bath dispersed with 0.5, 1 and 1.5 g/l of Ag nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and texture co-efficient calculations revealed that Ag nanoparticles appreciably influenced the morphology, micro-structure and texture of the deposit. It was also noticed that agglomerates of Ag nanoparticles, in the case of high bath load conditions, produced defects and dislocations on the deposit surface. Ag nanoparticles altered the corrosion resistance property of Zn–Ag composite coatings as observed from Tafel polarization, electrochemical impedance analysis and an immersion test. Reduction in corrosion rate with increased charge transfer resistance was observed for Zn–Ag composite coatings when compared to a pure Zn coating. However, the particle concentration in the plating bath and their agglomeration state directly influenced the surface morphology and the subsequent corrosion behavior of the deposits. - Highlights: • Synthesis of Ag nanoparticles with an average size of 23 nm • Fabrication of Zn/nano Ag composite coating on mild steel • Composite coatings showed better corrosion resistance. • Optimization of particle concentration is necessary.

  11. Morphology of Nano and Micro Fiber Structures in Ultrafine Particles Filtration

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    Kimmer, Dusan; Vincent, Ivo; Fenyk, Jan; Petras, David [SPUR a.s., T. Bati 299, 764 22 Zlin (Czech Republic); Zatloukal, Martin; Sambaer, Wannes [Centre of Polymer Systems, Polymer Centre, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, nam. T. G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01 Zlin (Czech Republic); Zdimal, Vladimir [Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the AS CR, v.v.i., Rozvojova 135, 165 02 Praha 6 (Czech Republic)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Selected procedures permitting to prepare homogeneous nanofibre structures of the desired morphology by employing a suitable combination of variables during the electrospinning process are presented. A comparison (at the same pressure drop) was made of filtration capabilities of planar polyurethane nanostructures formed exclusively by nanofibres, space polycarbonate nanostructures having bead spacers, structures formed by a combination of polymethyl methacrylate micro- and nanofibres and polypropylene meltblown microstructures, through which ultrafine particles of ammonium sulphate 20-400 nm in size were filtered. The structures studied were described using a new digital image analysis technique based on black and white images obtained by scanning electron microscopy. More voluminous structures modified with distance microspheres and having a greater thickness and mass per square area of the material, i.e. structures possessing better mechanical properties, demanded so much in nanostructures, enable preparation of filters having approximately the same free volume fraction as flat nanofibre filters but an increased effective fibre surface area, changed pore size morphology and, consequently, a higher filter quality.

  12. Characterizing cluster morphology using vector-valued Minkowski functionals

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    Claus Beisbart; Thomas Buchert

    1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The morphology of galaxy clusters is quantified using Minkowski functionals, especially the vector-valued ones, which contain directional information and are related to curvature centroids. The asymmetry of clusters and the amount of their substructure can be characterized in a unique way using these measures. -- We briefly introduce vector-valued Minkowski functionals (also known as Querma\\ss vectors) and suggest their application to cluster data in terms of a morphological characterization of excursion sets. Furthermore, we develop robust structure functions which describe the dynamical state of a cluster and study the evolution of clusters using numerical simulations.

  13. Controlled powder morphology experiments in megabar 304 stainless steel compaction

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    Staudhammer, K.P.; Johnson, K.A.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments with controlled morphology including shape, size, and size distribution were made on 304L stainless steel powders. These experiments involved not only the powder variables but pressure variables of 0.08 to 1.0 Mbar. Also included are measured container strain on the material ranging from 1.5% to 26%. Using a new strain controllable design it was possible to seperate and control, independently, strain and pressure. Results indicate that powder morphology, size distribution, packing density are among the pertinent parameters in predicting compaction of these powders.

  14. PHYSICS OF BURNING PHYSICS INACCESSIBLE TO

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    facilities 1. Effects of energetic -particles 2. Self-heating 3. Physics of reactor-scale plasmas · Examples towards instability. · Interacts with (m,n) = (1,1) modes - sawteeth & fishbones 2. Self-Heating Workshop 4 May 2000 #12;PHYSICS INACCESSABLE TO PRESENT FACILITIES: PARTICLES AND SELF-HEATING / THERMAL

  15. DOCTORAL PROGRAMME MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS, Subprogramme PHYSICS,

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    ?umer, Slobodan

    Slovenia is producing a significant share of its electricity in nuclear power plant. The doctoral programme of nuclear engineering stems from the requirements of the Nuclear power plant Krsko, Slovenian Nuclear SafetyDOCTORAL PROGRAMME MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS, Subprogramme PHYSICS, Module NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

  16. Segmented Polyurethane Nanocomposites: Impact of Controlled Particle Size Nanofillers on the Morphological Response to Uniaxial Deformation

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    Finnigan, Bradley; Jack, Kevin; Campbell, Kayleen; Halley, Peter; Truss, Rowan; Casey, Phil; Cookson, David; King, Stephen; Martin, Darren (Rutherford); (ASRP); (Queensland); (CSIRO)

    2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of TPU nanocomposites were prepared by incorporating organically modified layered silicates with controlled particle size. To our knowledge, this is the first study into the effects of layered silicate diameter in polymer nanocomposites utilizing the same mineral for each size fraction. The tensile properties of these materials were found to be highly dependent upon the size of the layered silicates. A decrease in disk diameter was associated with a sharp upturn in the stress-strain curve and a pronounced increase in tensile strength. Results from SAXS/SANS experiments showed that the layered silicates did not affect the bulk TPU microphase structure and the morphological response of the host TPU to deformation or promote/hinder strain-induced soft segment crystallization. The improved tensile properties of the nanocomposites containing the smaller nanofillers resulted from the layered silicates aligning in the direction of strain and interacting with the TPU sequences via secondary bonding. This phenomenon contributes predominantly above 400% strain once the microdomain architecture has largely been disassembled. Large tactoids that are unable to align in the strain direction lead to concentrated tensile stresses between the polymer and filler, instead of desirable shear stresses, resulting in void formation and reduced tensile properties. In severe cases, such as that observed for the composite containing the largest silicate, these voids manifest visually as stress whitening.

  17. What physics and astronomy courses Astrophysics

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    Sussex, University of

    Essentials What physics and astronomy courses are there? MPhys Astrophysics Physics Physics (research placement) Physics with Astrophysics Theoretical Physics BSc Physics Physics with Astrophysics Theoretical Physics Foundation year for UK and EU students Physics and Astronomy degrees (with a foundation

  18. Structural, morphological, and electrical characteristics of the electrodeposited cobalt oxide electrode for supercapacitor applications

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    Kandalkar, Sunil G.; Lee, Hae-Min [Department of Chemical Engineering and Division of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, San 5, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Chemical Engineering and Division of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, San 5, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of); Chae, Heeyeop [Department of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Chang-Koo, E-mail: changkoo@ajou.ac.kr [Department of Chemical Engineering and Division of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, San 5, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Chemical Engineering and Division of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, San 5, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Cobalt oxide (Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}) thin films were prepared through electrodeposition on copper substrates using an ammonia-complexed cobalt chloride solution. The structural and morphological properties of the film were studied using an X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscopy, and the results showed that the electrodeposited cobalt oxide film had a nanocrystalline and porous structure. The electrochemical behavior of the electrodeposited cobalt oxide electrode was evaluated in a KOH solution using cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and galvanostatic charge-discharge tests. The electrodeposited cobalt oxide electrode exhibited a specific capacitance of 235 F/g at a scan rate of 20 mV/s. The specific energy and the specific power of the electrode were 4.0 Wh/kg and 1.33 kW/kg, respectively.

  19. Research in: Experimental Photonuclear Physics

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    & Phenomenology Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology Accelerator Physics Health Physics #12;Experimental Photonuclear cryptography #12;Accelerator Physics Dallin, CLS Staff Particle Accelerator Design · Beam Optics · RF systemsResearch in: Experimental Photonuclear Physics Quantum Entanglement Particle Physics Theory

  20. Chiral Symmetries and Low Energy Searches for New Physics

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    Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf

    2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    I discuss low energy searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model, identifying the role played by chiral symmetries in these searches and in various new physics scenarios. I focus in particular on electric dipole moment searches; precision studies of weak decays and electron scattering; and neutrino properties and interactions.

  1. A possible definition of a {\\it Realistic} Physics Theory

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    Nicolas Gisin

    2014-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A definition of a {\\it Realistic} Physics Theory is proposed based on the idea that, at all time, the set of physical properties possessed (at that time) by a system should unequivocally determine the probabilities of outcomes of all possible measurements.

  2. UC SANTA BARBARA POLICY AND PROCEDURE Physical Access Control

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    property. A successful program is dependent on every member of the community being diligent access controls are to enhance the personal safety of the campus community and to secure University physical access controls for all facilities managed by UCSB (University facilities). Physical access

  3. Taxonomic Methods: Morphology RICHARD E. STRAUSS AND CARL E. BOND

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    Strauss, Richard E.

    The morphology of fishes historically has been the primary source of informa- tion for taxonomic and evolutionary are representative of most fish groups. Hagfishes (Myxini- formes) and lampreys (Petromyzontiformes), however, lack such amenities as jaws and paired fins and are not considered to be true fishes. Thus most of the characters

  4. Climate-Driven Range Expansion and Morphological Evolution in

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    Hellberg, Michael E.

    expectations that morphological evolution should occur largely within Pleistocene refugia, our data show). A 660­base pair fragment of the mitochon- drial gene encoding cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI and neighbor- joining bootstrap support 95%) clades: one to the north of Point Fermin (in southern Los Angeles

  5. Multivariate Mathematical Morphology applied to Color Image Analysis

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    Lefèvre, Sébastien

    Chapter 10 Multivariate Mathematical Morphology applied to Color Image Analysis 10.1. Introduction analysis framework, currently fully developed for both binary and gray-level images. Its popularity in the image processing community is mainly due to its rigorous mathematical foundation as well as its inherent

  6. Functional Morphology of the Radialis Muscle in Shark Tails

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    Lauder, George V.

    of the caudal fin in most sharks. Caudal fin morphology (Affleck, 1950; Alexander, 1965; Lingham-Soliar, 2005 of the functional internal anatomy of the tail fin. The caudal fin of sharks is the most prominent control surface for locomotion, controlling the angle of attack of the fin by leading the tail beat with the dorsal tip

  7. Morphological Algorithms for Processing Tickets by Hand Held Assay

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    Plaza, Antonio J.

    Morphological Algorithms for Processing Tickets by Hand Held Assay Mingkai Hsueh' Antonio Plaza"2. Odom5 Ryen Hydutsky5 Harlan Knapp5 Ray Yin 'Remote Sensing Signal and Image Processing Laboratory are developing new algorithms for automatic processing of tickets. In previous work, detection of control dots

  8. Morphological Investigations of Fibrogenic Action of Estonian Oil Shale Dust

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    V. A. Kung

    A review of morphological investigations carried out to clarify the pathogenicity of industrial dust produced in the mining and processing of Estonian oil shale is given. Histological examination of lungs of workers in the oil shale industry taken at necropsies showed that the inhalation of oil

  9. USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY TO EXAMINE THE SUBSURFACE MORPHOLOGY OF

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    Barton, Jennifer K.

    : (1) a homogeneous glassy phase; (2) a liquid­liquid phase separated state; and (3) a crystallizedUSING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY TO EXAMINE THE SUBSURFACE MORPHOLOGY OF CHINESE GLAZES M of their glazes. The images revealed unique phase assemblage modes in different samples. The results suggest

  10. Unraveling the Role of Morphology on Organic Solar Cell Performance

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    Biswajit Ray; Pradeep R. Nair; Muhammad A. Alam

    2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Polymer based organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology offers a relatively inexpensive option for solar energy conversion provided its efficiency increases beyond the current level (6-7%) along with significant improvements in operational lifetime. The critical aspect of such solar cells is the complex morphology of distributed bulk heterojunctions, which plays the central role in the conversion of photo-generated excitons to electron-hole pairs. However, the fabrication conditions that can produce the optimal morphology are still unknown due to the lack of quantitative understanding of the effects of process variables on the cell morphology. In this article, we develop a unique process-device co-simulation framework based on phase-field model for phase separation coupled with self-consistent drift-diffusion transport to quantitatively explore the effects of the process conditions (e.g., annealing temperature, mixing ratio, anneal duration) on the organic solar cell performance. Our results explain experimentally observed trends of open circuit voltage and short circuit current that would otherwise be deemed anomalous from the perspective of conventional solar cells. In addition to providing an optimization framework for OPV technology, our morphology-aware modeling approach is ideally suited for a wide class of problems involving porous materials, block co-polymers, polymer colloids, OLED devices etc.

  11. MORPHOLOGY DEPENDENT SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT IN BULK HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELL

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    Alam, Muhammad A.

    MORPHOLOGY DEPENDENT SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT IN BULK HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELL Biswajit Ray, Pradeep, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA ABSTRACT Polymer based bulk heterostructure (BH) solar cell offers a relatively inexpensive option for the future solar cell technology, provided its efficiency increases beyond

  12. Theoretical Foundations of Spatially-Variant Mathematical Morphology Part II

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    Schonfeld, Dan

    to represent a function by a set or an equivalent class of sets: the umbra approach and the threshold sets approach. The umbra approach, which was introduced by Sternberg [3], relies on the fact that the points the umbra approach has a nice geometrical interpretation of the morphological gray- level operations

  13. Morphology and dynamics of explosive vents through cohesive rock formations

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    Galland, Olivier

    to test the effects of these parameters. The experiments were used to test the effect of 2 on vent simulations were used to test the effect of 3 on vent morphology and dynamics. In the numerical models we see to underground explosions that blast the overlaying rock formations [e.g., Gisler, 2009]. This phenomenon occurs

  14. Using Self-Organization To Control Morphology in Molecular Photovoltaics

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    Hone, James

    Using Self-Organization To Control Morphology in Molecular Photovoltaics Seok Ju Kang,,# Seokhoon- defined p-n junction is embedded in active films, we can make efficient self-assembled solar cells with minimal amounts of donor material relative to the acceptor. The power conversion efficiency is drastically

  15. Distribution, Morphology, and Synaptic Targets of Corticothalamic Terminals in

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    Casanova, Christian

    Distribution, Morphology, and Synaptic Targets of Corticothalamic Terminals in the Cat Lateral terminals have been identified in higher order nuclei, large (type II) and smaller (type I), which have been into area 17 or PMLS. Results indicate that area 17 injections preferentially labelled large terminals

  16. Dynamic Lung Morphology of Methacholine-Induced Heterogeneous Bronchoconstriction

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    Dynamic Lung Morphology of Methacholine-Induced Heterogeneous Bronchoconstriction Ben T. Chen and G). The method provides direct visualization of the venti- lated regions within the lung. Heterogeneous bronchoconstric- tion following the i.v. MCh injection was evident using this technique. These 3 He dynamic lung

  17. Master of Science project in computational material physics

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    Hellsing, Bo

    Master of Science project in computational material physics (2013-04-26) Engineering of ultra of remarkable properties of these materials. The temperature, pressure and doping driven transitions between correlations. Project Investigating the influence of biaxial strain on electronic properties such as self

  18. Physics 116A Winter 2011 The Alternating Series Test

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Physics 116A Winter 2011 The Alternating Series Test An alternating series is defined to be a series of the form: S = # # n=0 (-1) n a n , (1) where all the a n > 0. The alternating series test but property 1 and/or property 2 do not hold, then the alternating series test is inconclusive. Note

  19. Physics 116A Winter 2011 The Alternating Series Test

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Physics 116A Winter 2011 The Alternating Series Test An alternating series is defined to be a series of the form: S = n=0 (-1)n an , (1) where all the an > 0. The alternating series test is a set and/or property 2 do not hold, then the alternating series test is inconclusive. Note that property 1

  20. The physics of liquid water Bernard Cabane1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    with extraordinary properties: it has unusually high melting and boiling temperatures, a huge heat capacity, oneThe physics of liquid water Bernard Cabane1 , Rodolphe Vuilleumier2 1 PMMH, ESPCI, 10 rue Vauquelin, France Abstract Liquid water is a liquid with extraordinary properties: it has a very high cohesion

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS METHODS

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    Horváth, Ákos

    , environmental radiation, noise, acustics, infra sound, natural radioactivity, solar energy, polarized lightENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS METHODS LABORATORY PRACTICES #12;Foundations of Environmental Science Lecture Enviromental Physics Methods Laboratory Practices #12;Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science ENVIRONMENTAL

  2. Evaluation of Physics Research

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    Franssen, Michael

    1 Evaluation of Physics Research Eindhoven University of Technology 1996-2003 April 2006 #12;2 3........................................................................................................................................................... 11 Individual Programme Evaluation Eindhoven University of Technology (RU) in September 2004 ­ and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUE) decided to have their physics

  3. Handbook of gas hydrate properties and occurrence

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    Kuustraa, V.A.; Hammershaimb, E.C.

    1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This handbook provides data on the resource potential of naturally occurring hydrates, the properties that are needed to evaluate their recovery, and their production potential. The first two chapters give data on the naturally occurring hydrate potential by reviewing published resource estimates and the known and inferred occurrences. The third and fourth chapters review the physical and thermodynamic properties of hydrates, respectively. The thermodynamic properties of hydrates that are discussed include dissociation energies and a simplified method to calculate them; phase diagrams for simple and multi-component gases; the thermal conductivity; and the kinetics of hydrate dissociation. The final chapter evaluates the net energy balance of recovering hydrates and shows that a substantial positive energy balance can theoretically be achieved. The Appendices of the Handbook summarize physical and thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and solids that can be used in designing and evaluating recovery processes of hydrates. 158 references, 67 figures, 47 tables.

  4. Panel report: nuclear physics

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    Carlson, Joseph A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hartouni, Edward P [LLNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclear science is at the very heart of the NNSA program. The energy produced by nuclear processes is central to the NNSA mission, and nuclear reactions are critical in many applications, including National Ignition Facility (NIF) capsules, energy production, weapons, and in global threat reduction. Nuclear reactions are the source of energy in all these applications, and they can also be crucial in understanding and diagnosing the complex high-energy environments integral to the work of the NNSA. Nuclear processes are complex quantum many-body problems. Modeling and simulation of nuclear reactions and their role in applications, coupled tightly with experiments, have played a key role in NNSA's mission. The science input to NNSA program applications has been heavily reliant on experiment combined with extrapolations and physical models 'just good enough' to provide a starting point to extensive engineering that generated a body of empirical information. This body of information lacks the basic science underpinnings necessary to provide reliable extrapolations beyond the domain in which it was produced and for providing quantifiable error bars. Further, the ability to perform additional engineering tests is no longer possible, especially those tests that produce data in the extreme environments that uniquely characterize these applications. The end of testing has required improvements to the predictive capabilities of codes simulating the reactions and associated applications for both well known and well characterized cases as well as incompletely known cases. Developments in high performance computing, computational physics, applied mathematics and nuclear theory have combined to make spectacular advances in the theory of fission, fusion and nuclear reactions. Current research exploits these developments in a number of Office of Science and NNSA programs, and in joint programs such as the SciDAC (Science Discovery through Advanced Computing) that supports the project Building a Universal Nuclear Energy Density Fuctional whose goals are to provide the unified approach to calculating the properties of nuclei. The successful outcome of this, and similar projects is a first steps toward a predictive nuclear theory based on fundamental interactions between constituent nucleons. The application of this theory to the domain of nuclei important for national security missions will require computational resources at the extreme scale, beyond what will be available in the near term future.

  5. Particle Physics and Cosmology

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    Edward W. Kolb

    1994-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Lectures presented at the 42nd Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, St. Andrews, Scotland, August 1993.

  6. Introduction to Neutrino Physics

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    Linares, Edgar Casimiro [Division de Ciencias e Ingenierias Campus Leon, Loma del Bosque 103 Col. Lomas del Campestre, C.P. 37150 Leon (Mexico) and Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Av. Complutense, 22, C.P. 28040, Madrid (Spain)

    2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    I present a basic introduction to the physics of the neutrino, with emphasis on experimental results and developments.

  7. PHYSICS, QUALITATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    de Kleer, Johan

    PHYSICS, QUALITATIVE C BIBLIOGRAPHY D. G. Bobrow and R J. Hayes, eds., Artif. Intell. 24," in Gentner and Stevens, 1983, pp. 155--190. J. de Kleer and J. S. Brown "A Qualitative Physics Based.J., 1983. P. Hayes, "The Naive Physics Manifesto," in Hobbs and Moore, 1985, pp 1--36 J R Hobbs and R C

  8. in Condensed Matter Physics

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Master in Condensed Matter Physics ­ Master académique #12;2 #12;3 Students at the University. Condensed matter physics is about explaining and predicting the relationship between the atomic, and broad education in the field of condensed matter physics · introduce you to current research topics

  9. Morphology and non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of CuInS{sub 2} nanocrystals synthesized by solvo-thermal method

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    Majeed Khan, M.A., E-mail: majeed_phys@yahoo.co.in [King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Kumar, Sushil [Department of Physics, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa 125055 (India); Alsalhi, M.S. [King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Department of Physics and Astronomy, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Ahamed, Maqusood [King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Alhoshan, Mansour [King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Chemical Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Alrokayan, Salman A. [King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Ahamad, Tansir [Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocrystals of copper indium disulphide (CuInS{sub 2}) were synthesized by a solvo-thermal method. The structure, morphology and non-isothermal crystallization kinetic behavior of samples were investigated using X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, field emission transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis techniques. Non-isothermal measurements at different heating rates were carried out and the crystallization kinetics of samples were analyzed using the most reliable non-isothermal kinetic methods. The kinetic parameters such as glass transition temperature, thermal stability, activation energy, Avrami exponent etc. were evaluated. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer CuInS{sub 2} nanocrystals have scientific and technological importance. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Samples have been prepared by solvo-thermal method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesized samples exhibit excellent morphology and thermal properties. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Investigated properties may be utilized in design and fabrication of solar cell devices.

  10. Topological defects and electronic properties in graphene

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    Alberto Cortijo; María A. H. Vozmediano

    2006-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we will focus on the effects produced by topological disorder on the electronic properties of a graphene plane. The presence of this type of disorder induces curvature in the samples of this material, making quite difficult the application of standard techniques of many body quantum theory. Once we understand the nature of these defects, we can apply ideas belonging to quantum field theory in curved space-time and extract information on physical properties that can be measured experimentally.

  11. Programs of Study Physics Undergraduate

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    Goldberg, Bennett

    ) and Modern Physics (PY 354) OR General Physics (PY 211, 212) and Elementary Modern Physics (PY 313); MethodsBU Physics Programs of Study Physics Undergraduate The undergraduate physics program at BU gives for the concentration in physics, as well as joint concentrations with astronomy, philosophy, and other College of Arts

  12. Incorporating Optics into a Coupled Physical-Biological Forecasting System in the Monterey Bay

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    Boss, Emmanuel S.

    Incorporating Optics into a Coupled Physical-Biological Forecasting System in the Monterey Bay Fei://www.marine.maine.edu/~eboss/index.html http://ourocean.jpl.nasa.gov/ LONG-TERM GOALS Modeling and predicting ocean optical properties for coastal waters requires linking optical properties with the physical, chemical, and biological processes

  13. Primordial nucleosynthesis and neutrino physics

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    Smith, Christel Johanna

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Brief History of and Introduction to Neutrino Physics . 13Nucleosynthesis and Neutrino Physics A dissertationdensity depend on new neutrino physics in di?erent ways. In

  14. Working group report: Neutrino physics

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Working group report: Neutrino physics Acknowledgements TheWorking group report: Neutrino physics Coordinators: SANDHYAthe report of the neutrino physics working group at WHEPP-X.

  15. Some Frontiers of Accelerator Physics

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    Sessler, Andrew M.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Some Frontiers of Accelerator Physics A.M. Sessler OctoberSOME FRONTIERS OF ACCELERATOR PHYSICS* Andrew M. Sessleris Some Frontiers of Accelerator Physics and it is most

  16. Physics 304 Syllabus Fall 2012 Prof. Collins Modern Physics II (Physics 304)

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Physics 304 Syllabus Fall 2012 Prof. Collins 1/2 Modern Physics II (Physics 304) Syllabus, Fall 2012 Physics 304 is the second semester of a course in modern or quantum physics for students of physics, math, sciences and engineering. Principles learned in Physics 303 are applied here to understand

  17. Imaging Arithmetic: Physics Math > Physics + Math Gaurav Sharma

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    Sharma, Gaurav

    Imaging Arithmetic: Physics Math > Physics + Math Gaurav Sharma Electrical and Computer, NY 14627-0126 ABSTRACT Imaging devices operate at the physical interfaces corresponding to image capture and reproduction. The combi- nation of physical insight and mathematical signal processing tools

  18. Physics high-ranking Journals (category 2) Advances in Physics

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    Physics high-ranking Journals (category 2) Advances in Physics Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science Applied Physics Letters Astronomy & Astrophysics Astronomy and Astrophysics Review Astrophysical Journal European Physical Journal D. Atomic, Molecular

  19. Current experiments in elementary particle physics

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    Wohl, C.G.; Armstrong, F.E.; Trippe, T.G.; Yost, G.P. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA)); Oyanagi, Y. (Tsukuba Univ., Ibaraki (Japan)); Dodder, D.C. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)); Ryabov, Yu.G.; Slabospitsky, S.R. (Gosudarstvennyj Komitet po Ispol'zovaniyu Atomnoj Ehnergii SSSR, Serpukhov (USSR). Inst. Fiziki Vysokikh Ehnergij); Frosch, R. (Swiss Inst. for Nuclear Research, Villigen (Switzerla

    1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains summaries of 736 current and recent experiments in elementary particle physics (experiments that finished taking data before 1982 are excluded). Included are experiments at Brookhaven, CERN, CESR, DESY, Fermilab, Tokyo Institute of Nuclear Studies, Moscow Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna), KEK, LAMPF, Novosibirsk, PSI/SIN, Saclay, Serpukhov, SLAC, and TRIUMF, and also several underground experiments. Also given are instructions for searching online the computer database (maintained under the SLAC/SPIRES system) that contains the summaries. Properties of the fixed-target beams at most of the laboratories are summarized.

  20. Top-Quark Physics Results From LHC

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    Luca Fiorini

    2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The top-quark is a fundamental element of the physics program at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We review the current status of the top-quark measurements performed by ATLAS and CMS experiments in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV by presenting the recent results of the top-quark production rates, top mass measurements and additional top quark properties. We will also describe the recent searches for physics beyond the Standard Model in the top-quark sector.