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Cool Muscles: Storing Elastic Energy for Flight | Advanced Photon Source  

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A Further Understanding of Superconductivity A Further Understanding of Superconductivity New Family of Tiny Crystals Glow Bright in LED Lights How Serotonin Receptors Can Shape Drug Effects, from LSD to Migraine Medication X-rays Paint a Picture of Picasso's Pigments Antibody Evolution Could Guide HIV Vaccine Development Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Cool Muscles: Storing Elastic Energy for Flight JUNE 12, 2013 Bookmark and Share The moth Manduca sexta, in flight, and diffraction images from the time point directly following muscle stimulation, which highlight the temperature dependent variation in lattice structure. The temperature dependent change in lattice spacing is present as a difference in the

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PHYS C1601 Solution to Optional Problem from Assignment 5 [1] Energy stored in elastic equals gravitational potential energy which is mass times dis-  

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PHYS C1601 Solution to Optional Problem from Assignment 5 [1] Energy stored in elastic equals gravitational potential energy which is mass times dis- tance dropped. Thus (1) E0.34kG = 34kG 0.36m g = 120J energy. Specifically, if the initial velocity has x and z components vx,z, the initial position

Millis, Andrew

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Design, prototyping and preliminary testing of an elastic-powered climbing exoskeleton  

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Human powered elastic mechanisms can be used to reduce work requirements of muscles, by storing and releasing energy to more evenly distribute work load. An exoskeleton was designed to delay human fatigue during rock ...

Briner, Hazel (Hazel Linn)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anchor Stores  

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Planned shopping malls usually have one or more department stores (anchor stores) and multiple specialized retail stores in each commodity category. This paper presents a model of shopping malls in which these two types of stores sell noncomplementary commodities. If anchor stores sell standard (riskless yet low-value) commodities and retail stores sell specialized (high variance yet high expected value) commodities, then each type of store may benefit from collocating with the other, even though the stores sell substitutable products. The underlying intuition is that the presence of each type of retailer enhances consumer traffic at the shopping mall, which benefits the retailer or retailers of the other type. Under some parametric restrictions, the value of this increased traffic more than offsets the loss in markups due to competition from additional sellers at the mall. In this case, it is in a land developer's interest to rent retail space in the mall to both types of retailers. A Tiebout-like argument explains the striking similarity in the composition of stores in planned shopping malls.

Hideo Konishi; Michael T. Sandfort

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing Hydrogen  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Researchers have been studying mesoporous materials for almost two decades with a view to using them as hosts for small molecules and scaffolds for molding organic compounds into new hybrid materials and nanoparticles. Their use as potential storage systems for large quantities of hydrogen has also been mooted. Such systems that might hold large quantities of hydrogen safely and in a very compact volume would have enormous potential for powering fuel cell vehicles, for instance. A sponge-like form of silicon dioxide, the stuff of sand particles and computer chips, can soak up and store other compounds including hydrogen. Studies carried out at the XOR/BESSRC 11-ID-B beamline at the APS have revealed that the nanoscopic properties of the hydrogenrich compound ammonia borane help it store hydrogen more efficiently than usual. The material may have potential for addressing the storage issues associated with a future hydrogen economy. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

Kim, Hyun Jeong; Karkamkar, Abhijeet J.; Autrey, Thomas; Chupas, Peter; Proffen, Thomas E.

2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Stores: Introduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Journal, and a former video manager of Kim's Mediapolis inMEDIA FELDS J O U R N A L Video Stores Introduction Jeffa specific media space: the video rental store. We were

Scheible, Jeff; Neves, Joshua

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Where DUF6 is Stored  

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DUF6 is Stored Depleted UF6 Storage line line How DUF6 is Stored Where DUF6 is Stored DUF6 Storage Safety Cylinder Leakage Where Depleted UF6 is Stored in the United States The UF6...

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Provenance Store Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Requirements for the provenance store and access API are developed. Existing RDF stores and APIs are evaluated against the requirements and performance benchmarks. The team’s conclusion is to use MySQL as a database backend, with a possible move to Oracle in the near-term future. Both Jena and Sesame’s APIs will be supported, but new code will use the Jena API

Paulson, Patrick R.; Gibson, Tara D.; Schuchardt, Karen L.; Stephan, Eric G.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supply Stores | Department of Energy  

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Supply Stores Supply Stores Supply Stores DOE Self Service Supply Stores at Headquarters Operated by: Paperclips, Etc. and the Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind DOE Self-Service Supply Stores Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday DOE Supply Stores Locations Location Phone Fax Forrestal Room GA-171 (202) 554-1451 (202) 554-1452 (202) 554-7074 Germantown Room R-008 (301) 515-9109 (301) 515-9206 (301) 515-8751 The stores provide an Office Supply Product inventory that is tailored to meet the DOE customer's requirements. Office Supply items that are not carried in the store inventory can be special ordered, see the Catalog Order Form section below. The stores are operated for the Department of Energy, Office of Administration, Office of Logistics and Facility Operations, for the Supply

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The Iowa Stored Energy Plant  

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

Robert Haug Executive Director Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities for Iowa Stored Energy Plant Agency THE IOWA STORED ENERGY PLANT What is ISEP? ISEP is a DOE-supported effort...

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CCPExecutiveSummary Storing Wind  

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CCPExecutiveSummary July 2011 Storing Wind for a Rainy Day W: www.uea.ac.uk/ccp T: +44 (0)1603 593715 A: UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Storing Wind for a Rainy Day: What kind of electricity does Denmark export? BACKGROUND The last decade has seen a remarkable increase in the number of wind installations

Feigon, Brooke

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Elasticity in physics - CECM  

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Dec 24, 2003 ... Elasticity as a mathematical concept finds its origin in mechanical physics. Mechanical physics describes macroscopic features of the universe, ...

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The Long Tail of the Video Store  

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2005). The Long Tail of the Video Store Frederick Wasser isThe Long Tail of the Video Store Frederick Wasser Init is remarkable that video rental stores still survive. Of

Wasser, Frederick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Iowa Stored Energy Plant  

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

Systems Systems Annual Peer Review November 2-3, 2006 Progress Report Presented by Robert Haug Executive Director Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities for Iowa Stored Energy Plant Agency THE IOWA STORED ENERGY PLANT What is ISEP? ISEP is a DOE-supported effort of municipal utilities in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas for development of 200 (now 268) MW of compressed air energy storage (CAES) and 75 MW of wind capacity. THE IOWA STORED ENERGY PLANT What is the ISEP Agency? The ISEP Agency is an intergovernmental entity formed under Iowa law in 2005 and governed by a board of directors composed of representatives of participating local governments. Board of Directors: * Dennis Fannin, Osage * John Bilsten, Algona * Sheila Boeckman, Waverly * Scott Tonderum, Graettinger * Niel Ruddy, Carlisle

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ENERGY STAR Score for Retail Stores  

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100 percentile ranking of performance, relative to the national population. Property Types. The ENERGY STAR score for retail stores applies to retail stores and wholesale...

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Apparatus for storing hydrogen isotopes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An improved method and apparatus for storing isotopes of hydrogen (especially tritium) are provided. The hydrogen gas(es) is (are) stored as hydrides of material (for example uranium) within boreholes in a block of copper. The mass of the block is critically important to the operation, as is the selection of copper, because no cooling pipes are used. Because no cooling pipes are used, there can be no failure due to cooling pipes. And because copper is used instead of stainless steel, a significantly higher temperature can be reached before the eutectic formation of uranium with copper occurs, (the eutectic of uranium with the iron in stainless steel forming at a significantly lower temperature).

McMullen, John W. (Los Alamos, NM); Wheeler, Michael G. (Los Alamos, NM); Cullingford, Hatice S. (Houston, TX); Sherman, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of Energy Use in Grocery Stores  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents the results of an energy use survey assembled for 93 grocery stores in south Texas. All stores were of the same chain. Several conclusions were drawn. Total electricity consumption per square foot is roughly 9 W/ft^2 for all stores, and varies by ± 2 W/ft^2. This seemed to be due to a set amount of refrigeration capacity in the stores. In this survey, stores built after 1979 had roughly 9% less energy consumption per ft^2 than those built before 1979. Heat reclamation from the refrigeration systems provided an adequate means of space heating most winter-time conditions. In many cases, stores used natural gas primarily for cooking. Grocery store energy use is divisible into components, some of which are dependent on store size and some of which are not, a more detailed analysis is required in order to determine key predictors of energy use.

Cox, R. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing and transporting energy - Energy Innovation Portal  

Among other things, hydrogen is released from water at a first location using energy from a first energy source; the released hydrogen is stored in a ...

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Fuel Cell Store Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search Name Fuel Cell Store, Inc Place San Diego, California Zip 92154 Sector Hydro, Hydrogen Product San Diego-based firm selling fuel cell stacks, components, and hydrogen...

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Controlling statistical properties of stored light  

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Statistical properties of outgoing light pulses are studies after they have been stored in a medium of atoms in the tripod configuration. A generalized Hong-Ou-Mandel interference, storing of squeezed states and homodyne signal analysis are discussed in the context of their dependence on the parameters of the control fields used for light storage and release.

A. Raczynski; K. Slowik; J. Zaremba; S. Zielinska-Kaniasty

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Walnut: a unified cloud object store  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Walnut is an object-store being developed at Yahoo! with the goal of serving as a common low-level storage layer for a variety of cloud data management systems including Hadoop (a MapReduce system), MObStor (a multimedia serving system), and PNUTS (an ... Keywords: cloud storage, hybrid object store, paxos-based replication

Jianjun Chen; Chris Douglas; Michi Mutsuzaki; Patrick Quaid; Raghu Ramakrishnan; Sriram Rao; Russell Sears

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Paperclips Supply Store Forms | Department of Energy  

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

Paperclips Supply Store Forms Paperclips Supply Store Forms Paperclips Supply Store Forms Catalog Order Form for Non-Stocked or Specialty Items For any non-stocked or special item that needs to be ordered, the Catalog Order Form (pdf) needs to be filled in. All supplies ordered MUST be used for Official Government Business. All catalog orders are subject to full payment or a restocking fee if items ordered are returned to the supplier due to the customer not picking up the item(s) within five days of receipt by the store personnel or the customer deciding to return the item(s). This form is fillable and also saveable with the Acrobat Reader or through your web browser. Request Supply Store Purchasing Authority for a Non-Federal Employee In order for non-federal headquarters personnel to gain access to make

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A Home Experiment in Elasticity  

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We analyze a simple problem in elasticity: the \\emph{initial} motion of an elastic bar that after being hanged from an end is suddenly released. In a second problem a point mass is attached on the top of the bar. The analytical solutions uncover some unexpected properties, which can be checked, with a digital camera or camcorder, in an alternative setup in which a spring is substituted for the bar. The theoretical model and the experiments are useful to understand the similarities and differences between the elastic properties of bar and spring. Students can take advantage of the home experiments to improve their understanding of elastic waves.

J. M. Aguirregabiria; A. Hernández; M. Rivas

2006-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Transactional auto scaler: elastic scaling of in-memory transactional data grids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we introduce TAS (Transactional Auto Scaler), a system for automating elastic-scaling of in-memory transactional data grids, such as NoSQL data stores or Distributed Transactional Memories. Applications of TAS range from on-line self-optimization ... Keywords: analytical models, autonomic provisioning, distributed software transactional memory, performance evaluation

Diego Didona; Paolo Romano; Sebastiano Peluso; Francesco Quaglia

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Store | Open Energy Information  

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Savings Store Savings Store Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Energy Savings Store Name Energy Savings Store Address 15209 W. 99th Street Place Lenexa, Kansas Zip 66219 Sector Solar Product Solar and wind systems Phone number 913-495-9434 Website http://www.ewindandsolar.com/ Coordinates 38.9491298°, -94.7623183° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.9491298,"lon":-94.7623183,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Retrieval Of Final Stored Radioactive Waste Resumes  

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

IDAHO FALLS, ID - Operations to retrieve the estimated 6,900 cubic meters of stored transuranic waste remaining at the Idaho site began this week at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.

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Iowa Stored Energy Park | Open Energy Information  

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Stored Energy Park Stored Energy Park Jump to: navigation, search Name Iowa Stored Energy Park Place Ankeny, Iowa Zip 50021 Sector Wind energy Product Iowa Stored Energy Park is planning a 268MW wind project that would store its power as compressed air in deep underground geological formations, which could later be heated and used to drive turbines to generate electricity. Coordinates 41.73184°, -93.605264° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.73184,"lon":-93.605264,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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ELASTIC CONDUCTOR - Energy Innovation Portal  

Elastic conductors made of ribbons of aligned carbon nanotubes embedded in a matrix of ... Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. ...

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E-stores design: the influence of e-store design and product type on consumers' emotions and attitudes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the effect of e-store design dimensions (usability and aesthetics) on consumers' emotions and attitudes towards the store, in three different store domains. The study is based on a model of Web-store environment that describes how ... Keywords: aesthetics, design, emotions, usability, web-store atmosphere

Talya Porat; Rinat Liss; Noam Tractinsky

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrieval Of Final Stored Radioactive Waste Resumes  

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18, 2012 18, 2012 Media Contact: Danielle Miller, DOE-Idaho Operations, 208-526-5709, millerdc@id.doe.gov Rick Dale, Idaho Treatment Group, 208-557-6552, rick.dale@amwtp.inl.gov Retrieval Of Final Stored Radioactive Waste Resumes IDAHO FALLS, ID- Operations to retrieve the estimated 6,900 cubic meters of stored transuranic waste remaining at the Idaho site began this week at the U.S. Department of Energy�s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project. Waste retrieval resumes at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project. The resumption of work comes after a nearly two-year stoppage of retrieval operations �A significant investment has been made in terms of time and dollars that will allow employees to safely retrieve the final radioactive waste that has been stored aboveground at the Idaho site for more than four

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Storing data encoded DNA in living organisms  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Current technologies allow the generation of artificial DNA molecules and/or the ability to alter the DNA sequences of existing DNA molecules. With a careful coding scheme and arrangement, it is possible to encode important information as an artificial DNA strand and store it in a living host safely and permanently. This inventive technology can be used to identify origins and protect R&D investments. It can also be used in environmental research to track generations of organisms and observe the ecological impact of pollutants. Today, there are microorganisms that can survive under extreme conditions. As well, it is advantageous to consider multicellular organisms as hosts for stored information. These living organisms can provide as memory housing and protection for stored data or information. The present invention provides well for data storage in a living organism wherein at least one DNA sequence is encoded to represent data and incorporated into a living organism.

Wong; Pak C. (Richland, WA), Wong; Kwong K. (Sugar Land, TX), Foote; Harlan P. (Richland, WA)

2006-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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economic means to permanently store CO  

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economic means to permanently store CO economic means to permanently store CO 2 in unmineable coal seams. Prior to the injection, horizontal coalbed methane (CBM) wells were drilled approximately 1,200 to 1,800 feet underground in a five-spot pattern over a 200-acre area in the unmineable Upper Freeport coal seam. As part of this $13 million field trial, which is being conducted under the collaboration of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), West Virginia University, and CONSOL Energy, Inc., CO 2 will be injected at a pressure of up to 700 pounds per square inch (psi)

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System for handling and storing radioactive waste  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method for handling and storing spent reactor fuel and other solid radioactive waste, including canisters to contain the elements of solid waste, storage racks to hold a plurality of such canisters, storage bays to store these racks in isolation by means of shielded doors in the bays. This system also includes means for remotely positioning the racks in the bays and an access tunnel within which the remotely operated means is located to position a rack in a selected bay. The modular type of these bays will facilitate the construction of additional bays and access tunnel extension.

Anderson, John K. (San Diego, CA); Lindemann, Paul E. (Escondido, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for handling and storing radioactive waste  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method are claimed for handling and storing spent reactor fuel and other solid radioactive waste, including canisters to contain the elements of solid waste, storage racks to hold a plurality of such canisters, storage bays to store these racks in isolation by means of shielded doors in the bays. This system also includes means for remotely positioning the racks in the bays and an access tunnel within which the remotely operated means is located to position a rack in a selected bay. The modular type of these bays will facilitate the construction of additional bays and access tunnel extension.

Anderson, J.K.; Lindemann, P.E.

1982-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Costs of Storing and Transporting...  

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Costs of Storing and Transporting Hydrogen Project Summary Full Title: Costs of Storing and Transporting Hydrogen Project ID: 114 Principal Investigator: Wade Amos Purpose An...

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November 18, 2010: Antimatter Trapped and Stored | Department...  

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

and Stored November 18, 2010 The Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces that atoms of antimatter have been trapped and stored for the first time in...

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Pages that link to "Energy Savings Store" | Open Energy Information  

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Page Edit History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Pages that link to "Energy Savings Store" Energy Savings Store Jump to: navigation, search What links here...

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Changes related to "Energy Savings Store" | Open Energy Information  

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Data Special page Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Changes related to "Energy Savings Store" Energy Savings Store Jump to: navigation, search This is a list...

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Walmart Experimental Store Performance Stories: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Walmart opened two experimental stores--one in Colorado and one in Texas--in 2005 to serve as test beds for several advanced building systems. Each embodied more than 50 experiments covering materials, water systems, energy systems, and renewable energy production. Walmart worked for three years with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the Colorado Store and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Texas store to monitor, analyze, and report on their performance. HVAC experiments included waste oil boilers, a microturbine/absorption chiller combined heat and power system, evaporative cooling, and a transpired solar collector. The refrigeration systems integrated a medium-temperature secondary loop, evaporatively cooled condenser, doors on medium-temperature cases, and light-emitting diodes on cases. Experiments in the lighting systems included a redesigned roof for clerestory daylighting and T-5 fluorescent lamps. Three photovoltaic systems for a total of 135 kW and a 50-kW wind turbine are also included. The energy system performance was compared to the measured performance of a prototypical Walmart store and to other benchmarks.

Deru, M.; Kozubal, E.; Norton, P.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Canister arrangement for storing radioactive waste  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The subject invention relates to a canister arrangement for jointly storing high level radioactive chemical waste and metallic waste resulting from the reprocessing of nuclear reactor fuel elements. A cylindrical steel canister is provided with an elongated centrally disposed billet of the metallic waste and the chemical waste in vitreous form is disposed in the annulus surrounding the billet.

Lorenzo, D.K.; Van Cleve, J.E. Jr.

1980-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Canister arrangement for storing radioactive waste  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The subject invention relates to a canister arrangement for jointly storing high level radioactive chemical waste and metallic waste resulting from the reprocessing of nuclear reactor fuel elements. A cylindrical steel canister is provided with an elongated centrally disposed billet of the metallic waste and the chemical waste in vitreous form is disposed in the annulus surrounding the billet.

Lorenzo, Donald K. (Knoxville, TN); Van Cleve, Jr., John E. (Kingston, TN)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Schemes of storing XML query cache  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

XML query caching for XML database-backed Web applications began to be investigated recently. However, the issue of how the cached query results are stored has not been addressed despite its practical significance. In this paper, we deal with ... Keywords: DOM, PDOM, XML query cache, XML update, incremental cache refresh

Hyunchul Kang; Seungchul Han; Younghyun Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic anisotropy of tire shreds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper deals with anisotropic elastic properties of large-size tire shreds used as lightweight fills in road and embankment construction. The anisotropy is a result of compaction and overburden pressure, which induce a layered structure of the shreds. Laboratory experiments conducted in a novel biaxial apparatus revealed a difference in Young`s moduli perpendicular and parallel to the layered structure; also, Poisson`s ratios differ although their values could not be determined accurately. The out-of-plane shear modulus not readily determined from the tests was assessed by means of a layered material model. The results were used for determining the settlement of two road structures containing a layer of tire shreds modeled as either an isotropic or an anisotropic elastic material. Numerical calculations using the code CIRCLY indicated that the effect of tire shreds` anisotropy on road structure settlements is moderate, and the traditional isotropic elastic analysis overestimates the actual settlements.

Heimdahl, T.C.; Drescher, A. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements in which a plurality of aligned rows of upright enclosures of generally square cross-sectional areas contain vertically disposed fuel elements. The enclosures are fixed at the lower ends thereof to a base. Pockets are formed between confronting walls of adjacent enclosures for receiving high absorption neutron absorbers, such as Boral, cadmium, borated stainless steel and the like for the closer spacing of spent fuel elements.

Rubinstein, Herbert J. (Los Gatos, CA); Clark, Philip M. (San Jose, CA); Gilcrest, James D. (San Jose, CA)

1978-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple stage multiple filter hydrate store  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved hydrate store for a metal halogen battery system is disclosed which employs a multiple stage, multiple filter means for separating the halogen hydrate from the liquid used in forming the hydrate. The filter means is constructed in the form of three separate sections which combine to substantially cover the interior surface of the store container. Exit conduit means is provided in association with the filter means for transmitting liquid passing through the filter means to a hydrate former subsystem. The hydrate former subsystem combines the halogen gas generated during the charging of the battery system with the liquid to form the hydrate in association with the store. Relief valve means is interposed in the exit conduit means for controlling the operation of the separate sections of the filter means, such that the liquid flow through the exit conduit means from each of the separate sections is controlled in a predetermined sequence. The three separate sections of the filter means operate in three discrete stages to provide a substantially uniform liquid flow to the hydrate former subsystem during the charging of the battery system. The separation of the liquid from the hydrate causes an increase in the density of the hydrate by concentrating the hydrate along the filter means. 7 figs.

Bjorkman, H.K. Jr.

1983-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Metal Hydride to Store Hydrogen  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hydrogen is the lightest element. At ambient conditions on a volume basis it stores the least amount of energy compared to other fuel carriers such as natural gas and gasoline. For hydrogen to become a practical fuel carrier, a way must be found to increase its volumetric energy density to a practical level. Present techniques being developed include compressed gas, cryogenic liquid and absorbed solid. Each of these techniques has its advantages and disadvantages. And none of them appears to be satisfactory for use in a hydrogen economy. In the interim all of them are used for demonstration purposes. Metal hydrides store hydrogen in a solid form under moderate temperature and pressure that gives them a safety advantage. They require the least amount of energy to operate. Their stored hydrogen density is nearing that of liquid hydrogen. But they are heavy and the weight is their main disadvantage. Current usable metal hydrides can hold no more than about 1.8 percent hydrogen by weight. However much effort is underway to find lighter materials. These include other solid materials other than the traditional metal hydrides. Their operation is expected to be similar to that of metal hydride and can use the technology developed for metal hydrides.

Heung, L.K.

2003-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat capacities of elastic solids  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The work function is embedded in the equation describing the relationship between the constant volume and constant pressure heat capacities. The modification of the work function results that the relationship between these quantities must be changed accordingly. Using the newly derived work functions of elastic solids the description of the heat capacities and the relationship between the heat capacities are given for solid phase.

Garai, J

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics Concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...in this Volume."Stress Intensity Factors"A brief summary of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) concepts

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Many-core key-value store  

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Scaling data centers to handle task-parallel work-loads requires balancing the cost of hardware, operations, and power. Low-power, low-core-count servers reduce costs in one of these dimensions, but may require additional nodes to provide the required ... Keywords: 64-core Tilera TILEPro64, many-core key-value store, data centers, task-parallel workloads, low-core-count servers, low-power servers, under-utilizing memory, power consumption, high-core-count processor, clock rate, 4-core Intel Xeon L5520, 8-core AMD Opteron 6128 HE

M. Berezecki; E. Frachtenberg; M. Paleczny; K. Steele

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More...  

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Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Domestic Oil Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Domestic Oil May 10, 2013 - 11:38am...

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Using the Vidisector and the Store Picture Facility  

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The stored picture facility (FAKETV) allows LISP users, and to some extent machine language users, to access a library of stored images rather than live vidisector scenes. The vidisector functions in LISP have been slightly ...

Lerman, Jerome B.

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ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarkets/Grocery Stores  

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SupermarketsGrocery Stores in the United States Page 1 ENERGY STAR Score for SupermarketsGrocery Stores in the United States Technical Reference OVERVIEW The ENERGY STAR Score...

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Intelligent Building Series, Volume 2: Grocery and Convenience Stores  

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Today's grocery and convenience stores are facing intense competition from nontraditional food retailers such as wholesale retailers, mass merchandisers, and pharmacy and dollar stores. This competition is forcing grocery and convenience stores to seek ways to attract new customers, reduce operating costs, and retain their employees. This report examines the grocery and convenience store segment in terms of market trends, energy use, and the potential for demand response implementation. Electric loads th...

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Methods for Corn Stover Collecting, Handling, Storing and Transporting  

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Investigation of innovative methods for collecting, handling, storing, and transporting corn stover for potential use for production of cellulosic ethanol.

Atchison, J. E.; Hettenhaus, J. R.

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Walmart Experimental Store Performance Stories: Preprint  

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8295 8295 August 2010 Walmart Experimental Store Performance Stories Preprint Michael Deru, Eric Kozubal, and Paul Norton Presented at ACEEE Summer Study Pacific Grove, California August 15-20, 2010 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #333: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores  

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3: August 16, 3: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores Selling Gasoline to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #333: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores Selling Gasoline on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #333: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores Selling Gasoline on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #333: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores Selling Gasoline on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #333: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores Selling Gasoline on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #333: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores Selling Gasoline on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #333: August 16, 2004 Convenience Stores Selling Gasoline on AddThis.com...

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Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores | Department of Energy  

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Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores March 28, 2012 - 5:01pm Addthis One of several Georgia convenience stores that improved lighting while saving energy and money. | Courtesy of Outlaw Consulting, Inc. One of several Georgia convenience stores that improved lighting while saving energy and money. | Courtesy of Outlaw Consulting, Inc. Kristin Swineford Communication Specialist, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs "Programs such as this are a real benefit to the small business owners who operate the majority of convenience stores in the state, bringing them expertise and savings that would not normally be available to them." Jim Tudor, president of GACS Convenience stores across Georgia are saving energy thanks to energy

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Finding the 3-D Structure of a Key Drug Target for Diabetes ...  

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Cool Muscles: Storing Elastic Energy for Flight A Further Understanding of Superconductivity New Family of Tiny Crystals Glow Bright in LED Lights Science Highlights...

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Molten Metal Solidifies into a New Kind of Glass | Advanced Photon...  

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Cool Muscles: Storing Elastic Energy for Flight A Further Understanding of Superconductivity Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006...

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First Principles Computational Determination of Anisotropic Elastic ...  

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TiB2 has a hexagonal structure (P6/mmm) with six independent elastic constants. A complete determination of these constants is necessary for understanding ...

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61

Beam buckling on random elastic foundations.  

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??This thesis explores the impact of the seafloor on the buckling load of an undersea pipeline via beam on elastic foundation buckling theory. Undersea pipelines… (more)

Bee, Geoffrey

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon stored in human settlements: the conterminous  

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Urban areas are home to more than half of the world’s people, responsible for 470 % of anthropogenic release of carbon dioxide and 76 % of wood used for industrial purposes. By 2050 the proportion of the urban population is expected to increase to 70 % worldwide. Despite fast rates of change and potential value for mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions, the organic carbon storage in human settlements has not been well quantified. Here, we show that human settlements can store as much carbon per unit area (23–42 kg C m 2 urban areas and 7–16 kg C m 2 exurban areas) as tropical forests, which have the highest carbon density of natural ecosystems (4–25 kg C m 2). By the year 2000 carbon storage attributed to human settlements of the conterminous United States was 18 Pg of carbon or 10 % of its total land carbon storage. Sixty-four percent of this carbon was attributed to soil, 20 % to vegetation, 11 % to landfills, and 5 % to buildings. To offset rising urban emissions of carbon, regional and national governments should consider how to protect or even to increase carbon storage of human-dominated landscapes. Rigorous studies addressing carbon budgets of human settlements and vulnerability of their carbon storage are needed.

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarkets/Grocery Stores  

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Supermarkets/Grocery Stores in the United States Page 1 Supermarkets/Grocery Stores in the United States Page 1 ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarkets/Grocery Stores in the United States Technical Reference OVERVIEW The ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarkets/Grocery Stores applies to properties used for the retail sale of primarily food and beverage products. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and business activities at the property. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for

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The Evolution of the Stored Energy during the Batch Annealing ...  

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The results show that the stored energy distribution through the thickness of the ... Microstructures of Hot Rolled 3rd Generation Advanced High Strength Steels.

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NETL: News Release - Storing Liquefied Natural Gas in Underground...  

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July 22, 2003 Storing Liquefied Natural Gas in Underground Salt Caverns Could Boost Global LNG Trade Novel Process May be Half the Cost of Conventional Liquid Tank Terminals...

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Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009...  

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with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009 Jump to: navigation, search Publication...

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 13: Retail Stores...  

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care resources Small business resources State and local government resources ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 13: Retail Stores The Building Upgrade Manual is a...

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Dynamic substructure method for elastic fractal structures  

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We investigate the fractal properties on the distribution of natural frequencies of elastic structures. We use the multi-level-multi-scale dynamic substructure method so that we need only to eliminate a few nodes in advancing a fractal level. We shall ... Keywords: Dynamic condensation, Elastic fractal structures, Frequency power laws, Multi-level-multi-scale

A. Y. T. Leung

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversible Simulations of Elastic Collisions  

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Consider a system of N identical hard spherical particles moving in a d-dimensional box and undergoing elastic, possibly multi-particle, collisions. We develop a new algorithm that recovers the pre-collision state from the post-collision state of the system, across a series of consecutive collisions, \\textit{with essentially no memory overhead}. The challenge in achieving reversibility for an n-particle collision (where, in general, nN) arises from the presence of nd-d-1 degrees of freedom (arbitrary angles) during each collision, as well as from the complex geometrical constraints placed on the colliding particles. To reverse the collisions in a traditional simulation setting, all of the particular realizations of these degrees of freedom (angles) during the forward simulation must be tracked. This requires memory proportional to the number of collisions, which grows very fast with N and d, thereby severely limiting the \\textit{de facto} applicability of the scheme. This limitation is addressed here by first performing a pseudo-randomization of angles, which ensures determinism in the reverse path for any values of n and d. To address the more difficult problem of geometrical and dynamic constraints, a new approach is developed which correctly samples the constrained phase space. Upon combining the pseudo-randomization with correct phase space sampling, perfect reversibility of collisions is achieved, as illustrated for nn=2, d=3. This result enables, for the first time, reversible simulations of elastic collisions with essentially zero memory accumulation. In principle, the approach presented here could be generalized to larger values of n, which would be of definite interest for molecular dynamics simulations at high densities.

Perumalla, Kalyan S [ORNL; Protopopescu, Vladimir A [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust data sharing with key-value stores  

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A key-value store (KVS) offers functions for storing and retrieving values associated with unique keys. KVSs have become widely used as shared storage solutions for Internet-scale distributed applications. We present a fault-tolerant wait-free efficient ... Keywords: cloud storage, distributed storage

Cristina Basescu; Christian Cachin; Ittay Eyal; Robert Haas; Marko Vukolic

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust data sharing with key-value stores  

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A key-value store (KVS) offers functions for storing and retrieving values associated with unique keys. KVSs have become the most popular way to access Internet-scale “cloud” storage systems. We present an efficient wait-free algorithm that ...

Cristina Basescu; Christian Cachin; Ittay Eyal; Robert Haas; Alessandro Sorniotti; Marko Vukolic; Ido Zachevsky

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sanitizing Stored Water Supplies R. Craig Runyan1  

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Publication date: September 2009. This publication is produced by the Southern Regional Water Program, scrubbing the interior tank walls with mild detergent can produce excellent results. Even when water stored quantities. Treatment of stored water using standard household bleach will usually produce good

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Characteristics and Energy Use of the Convenience Store Industry  

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Energy efficiency measures could reduce a convenience store's energy costs by 25 percent and improve a typical return on investment by about 10 percent. This report assesses opportunities for improving convenience store energy efficiency by installing energy-efficient lighting systems, refrigeration controls, and display case antisweat heater controls.

1994-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Success Story: Kohls Department Stores  

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Kohl's Department Stores Kohl's Department Stores Kohl's is a value-oriented specialty department store with more than1,000 locations in 49 states. As demonstrated by its many corporate sustainability initiatives, Kohl's is committed to environmental stewardship and the reduction of its carbon footprint. As a key component in Kohl's energy management efforts since 1998, ENERGY STAR tools and resources have been utilized by the company to develop new energy management strategies and solutions for everyday business practices. Kohl's has earned an unprecedented number of ENERGY STAR certifications for its high-performing stores. More than 50 percent of the company's store portfolio has earned a 75 or higher on the one to 100 ENERGY STAR performance scale, indicating these buildings (more than 600 in all) perform in the top 25 percent of their

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Storing the Power of the Sun | Department of Energy  

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Storing the Power of the Sun Storing the Power of the Sun Storing the Power of the Sun December 22, 2010 - 11:47am Addthis Storing the Power of the Sun John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Yesterday, Secretary Chu announced that a $1.45 billion loan guarantee has been finalized for Abengoa Solar Inc.'s Solana project, the first large-scale solar plant in the United States capable of storing energy it generates. This storage capacity allows Solana to bank energy that would normally go unused for times of peak demand, making Solar a more dependable source of energy. Located near Gila Bend, Arizona, the 250-megawatt (MW) project will be the world's largest parabolic trough concentrating solar plant, producing enough energy to serve 70,000 households and eliminate the emissions of

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Microstructure Sensitive Design Framework for Elastic-Plastic Multi ...  

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Abstract Scope, In this study, a microstructure sensitive design (MSD) framework for elastic-plastic ... Elastic Deformation Mechanics of Cellulose Nanocrystals.

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Analysis of Auto Travel Demand Elasticities.pub  

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vehicles. The elasticities with regard to income are similar for urban and rural households. However, fuel price elasticity is smaller for urban households, compared to the...

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Protein structure alignment using elastic shape analysis  

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In this paper we present a method for flexible protein structure alignment based on elastic shape analysis of backbones, in a manner that can incorporate different characteristics of the backbones. In particular, it can include the backbone geometry, ...

Wei Liu; Anuj Srivastava; Jinfeng Zhang

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel Displacement Decomposition Solvers for Elasticity Problems  

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This article describes the displacement decomposition and its benefits for the parallelization of the preconditioned conjugate gradient method for finite element elasticity problems. It deals with both the fixed and variable preconditioning based on ...

Radim Blaheta; Ondrej Jakl; Jiri Stary

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarizing a stored proton beam by spin flip?  

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We discuss polarizing a proton beam in a storage ring, either by selective removal or by spin flip of the stored ions. Prompted by recent, conflicting calculations, we have carried out a measurement of the spin flip cross section in low-energy electron-proton scattering. The experiment uses the cooling electron beam at COSY as an electron target. The measured cross sections are too small for making spin flip a viable tool in polarizing a stored beam. This invalidates a recent proposal to use co-moving polarized positrons to polarize a stored antiproton beam.

D. Oellers; L. Barion; S. Barsov; U. Bechstedt; P. Benati; S. Bertelli; D. Chiladze; G. Ciullo; M. Contalbrigo; P. F. Dalpiaz; J. Dietrich; N. Dolfus; S. Dymov; R. Engels; W. Erven; A. Garishvili; R. Gebel; P. Goslawski; K. Grigoryev; H. Hadamek; A. Kacharava; A. Khoukaz; A. Kulikov; G. Langenberg; A. Lehrach; P. Lenisa; N. Lomidze; B. Lorentz; G. Macharashvili; R. Maier; S. Martin; S. Merzliakov; I. N. Meshkov; H. O. Meyer; M. Mielke; M. Mikirtychiants; S. Mikirtychiants; A. Nass; M. Nekipelov; N. N. Nikolaev; M. Nioradze; G. d'Orsaneo; M. Papenbrock; D. Prasuhn; F. Rathmann; J. Sarkadi; R. Schleichert; A. Smirnov; H. Seyfarth; J. Sowinski; D. Spoelgen; G. Stancari; M. Stancari; M. Statera; E. Steffens; H. J. Stein; H. Stockhorst; H. Straatmann; H. Stroeher; M. Tabidze; G. Tagliente; P. Thoerngren Engblom; S. Trusov; A. Vasilyev; Chr. Weidemann; D. Welsch; P. Wieder; P. Wuestner; P. Zupranski

2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic actuator for precise force control  

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The invention provides an elastic actuator consisting of a motor and a motor drive transmission connected at an output of the motor. An elastic element is connected in series with the motor drive transmission, and this elastic element is positioned to alone support the full weight of any load connected at an output of the actuator. A single force transducer is positioned at a point between a mount for the motor and an output of the actuator. This force transducer generates a force signal, based on deflection of the elastic element, that indicates force applied by the elastic element to an output of the actuator. An active feedback force control loop is connected between the force transducer and the motor for controlling the motor. This motor control is based on the force signal to deflect the elastic element an amount that produces a desired actuator output force. The produced output force is substantially independent of load motion. The invention also provides a torsional spring consisting of a flexible structure having at least three flat sections each connected integrally with and extending radially from a central section. Each flat section extends axially along the central section from a distal end of the central section to a proximal end of the central section.

Pratt, Gill A. (Lexington, MA); Williamson, Matthew M. (Boston, MA)

1997-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital instability of a confined elastic meniscus  

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Thin soft elastic layers serving as joints between relatively rigid bodies may function as sealants, thermal, electrical, or mechanical insulators, bearings, or adhesives. When such a joint is stressed, even though perfect adhesion is maintained, the exposed free meniscus in the thin elastic layer becomes unstable, leading to the formation of spatially periodic digits of air that invade the elastic layer, reminiscent of viscous fingering in a thin fluid layer. How- ever, the elastic instability is reversible and rate-independent, dis- appearing when the joint is unstressed. We use theory, experiments, and numerical simulations to show that the transition to the digital state is sudden (first-order), the wavelength and amplitude of the fingers are proportional to the thickness of the elastic layer, and the required separation to trigger the instability is inversely proportional to the in-plane dimension of the layer. Our study reveals the energetic origin of this instability and has implications for the strength of polymeric adhesives; it also suggests a method for patterning thin films reversibly with any arrangement of localized fingers in a digital elastic memory, which we confirm experimentally.

John S. Biggins; Baudouin Saintyves; Zhiyan Wei; Elisabeth Bouchaud; L. Mahadevan

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Stored CO2 and Methane Leakage Risk Assessment and Monitoring...  

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Stored Co 2 and Methane Leakage riSk aSSeSSMent and Monitoring tooL deveLopMent: Co 2 Capture projeCt phaSe 2 Background Unmineable coal seams at depths beyond conventional...

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NETL: News Release -Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of...  

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16, 2011 Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of Years of CO2 Emissions Regional Partnership's Phase II Field Tests Validate Earlier Research Results Washington, D.C. - Geologic...

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Storing and Retrieving Data using HPSS at NERSC  

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http:help.nersc.gov consult@nersc.gov 1-800-66-NERSC, option 3 or 510-486-8611 Home For Users Data & File Systems HPSS Data Archive Storing and Retrieving...

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Method for storing spent nuclear fuel in repositories  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for storing radioactive spent fuel in repositories containing sulfur as the storage medium is disclosed. Sulfur is non-corrosive and not subject to radiation damage. Thus, storage periods of up to 100 years are possible.

Schweitzer, Donald G. (Bayport, NY); Sastre, Cesar (Shoreham, NY); Winsche, Warren (Bellport, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co2 Deep Store Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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AB11 7LH Sector Carbon Product UK based organization focused on the commercialization of carbon capture and storage. References Co2 Deep Store Ltd1 LinkedIn Connections...

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SPP sales flyer for supermarkets and grocery stores | ENERGY...  

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stores Need a hand preparing for an upcoming sales call? This fact sheet provides energy use facts for supermarkets, tips on how to talk to this audience, opportunities for...

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Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents technical analysis for grocery stores aimed at providing design guidance that achieves whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.

Leach, M.; Hale, E.; Hirsch, A.; Torcellini, P.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-current pulses from inductive energy stores  

SciTech Connect

Superconducting inductive energy stores can be used for high power pulse supplies if a suitable current multiplication scheme is used. The concept of an inductive Marx generator is superior to a transformer. A third scheme, a variable flux linkage device, is suggested; in multiplying current it also compresses energy. Its function is in many ways analogous to that of a horsewhip. Superconductor limits indicate that peak power levels of TW can be reached for stored energies above 1 MJ.

Wipf, S.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intraclass Price Elasticity & Electric Rate Design  

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Electric rate design relies on cost incurrance for pricing and pricing structures. However, as utilities move into a marketing mode, rate design needs to respond more to customer reactions to pricing changes. Intraclass price elasticities aid rate designers by estimating customer behavior to change. Intraclass price elasticities vary with customer usage. The more energy used by a customer, the greater the amount of elasticity. For an industrial customer, this means that all energy consumed up to the amount necessary for base operations is relatively inelastic. All energy consumption beyond this becomes more elastic as usage increases. In the book "Innovative Electric Rates," John Chamberlin and Charles Dickson utilize an economic model to test conservation programs. This model utilizes intraclass price elasticities and has a direct use in current electric rate design. The model is a strong indicator of how best a company's electric prices and pricing structures manage demand-side growth, increase energy sales consumption, and aide in non-discriminatory economic development.

Gresham, K. E.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive elastic properties of chromatin fiber  

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Chromatin is a complex of DNA and specific proteins forming an intermediary level of organization of eukaryotic genomes, between double-stranded DNA and chromosome. Within a generic modeling of the chromatin assembly, we investigate the interplay between the mechanical properties of the chromatin fiber and its biological functions. A quantitative step is to relate the mechanics at the DNA level and the mechanics described at the chromatin fiber level. It allows to calculate the complete set of chromatin elastic constants (twist and bend persistence lengths, stretch modulus and twist-stretch coupling constant), in terms of DNA elastic properties and geometric features of the fiber. These elastic constants are strongly sensitive to the local architecture of the fiber and we argue that this tunable elasticity might be a key feature in chromatin functions, for instance in the initiation and regulation of transcription. Moreover, this analysis provides a framework to interpret micromanipulations studies of chromatin fiber and suggests further experiments involving intercalators to scan the tunable elasticity of the fiber.

Eli Ben-Haïm; Annick Lesne; Jean-Marc Victor

2002-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Systems Stored-Energy Threshold Risk Analysis  

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Federal Regulation 10 CFR 851, which became effective February 2007, brought to light potential weaknesses regarding the Pressure Safety Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The definition of a pressure system in 10 CFR 851 does not contain a limit based upon pressure or any other criteria. Therefore, the need for a method to determine an appropriate risk-based hazard level for pressure safety was identified. The Laboratory has historically used a stored energy of 1000 lbf-ft to define a pressure hazard; however, an analytical basis for this value had not been documented. This document establishes the technical basis by evaluating the use of stored energy as an appropriate criterion to establish a pressure hazard, exploring a suitable risk threshold for pressure hazards, and reviewing the methods used to determine stored energy. The literature review and technical analysis concludes the use of stored energy as a method for determining a potential risk, the 1000 lbf-ft threshold, and the methods used by PNNL to calculate stored energy are all appropriate. Recommendations for further program improvements are also discussed

Paulsen, Samuel S.

2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Air conditioning system with supplemental ice storing and cooling capacity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present air conditioning system with ice storing and cooling capacity can generate and store ice in its pipe assembly or in an ice storage tank particularly equipped for the system, depending on the type of the air conditioning system. The system is characterized in particular in that ice can be produced and stored in the air conditioning system whereby the time of supplying cooled air can be effectively extended with the merit that the operation cycle of the on and off of the compressor can be prolonged, extending the operation lifespan of the compressor in one aspect. In another aspect, ice production and storage in great amount can be performed in an off-peak period of the electrical power consumption and the stored ice can be utilized in the peak period of the power consumption so as to provide supplemental cooling capacity for the compressor of the air conditioning system whereby the shift of peak and off-peak power consumption can be effected with ease. The present air conditioning system can lower the installation expense for an ice-storing air conditioning system and can also be applied to an old conventional air conditioning system.

Weng, Kuo-Lianq (Taichung, TW); Weng, Kuo-Liang (Taichung, TW)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Titin-based stiffening of muscle fibers in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome  

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Tenascin-X (TNX) is an extracellular matrix glycoprotein whose absence leads to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). TNX-deficient EDS patients present with joint hypermobility and muscle weakness attributable to increased compliance of the extracellular matrix. We hypothesized that in response to the increased compliance of the extracellular matrix in TNX-deficient EDS patients, intracellular adaptations take place in the elastic properties of the giant muscle protein titin. We performed extensive single muscle fiber mechanical studies to determine active and passive properties in TNX-deficient EDS patients. Gel-electrophoresis, Western blotting, and microarray studies were used to evaluate titin expression and phosphorylation. X-ray diffraction was used to measure myofilament lattice spacing. Passive tension of muscle fibers from TNX-deficient EDS patients was markedly increased. Myofilament extraction experiments indicated that the increased passive tension is attributable to changes in the properties of the sarcomeric protein titin. Transcript and protein data indicated no changes in titin isoform expression. Instead, differences in posttranslational modifications within titin's elastic region were found. In patients, active tension was not different at maximal activation level, but at submaximal activation level it was augmented attributable to increased calcium sensitivity. This increased calcium sensitivity might be attributable to stiffer titin molecules. In response to the increased compliance of the extracellular matrix in muscle of TNX-deficient EDS patients, a marked intracellular stiffening occurs of the giant protein titin. The stiffening of titin partly compensates for the muscle weakness in these patients by augmenting submaximal active tension generation.

Ottenheijm, Coen A.C.; Voermans, Nicol C.; Hudson, Bryan D.; Irving, Thomas; Stienen, Ger J.M.; van Engelen, Baziel G.; Granzier, Henk (IIT); (Radboud); (Ariz); (Vrije)

2012-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Rental Store: An Interview with Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot and Su-Ying Lee  

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Video Rental Store An Interview with Suzanne Carte-of Under New Management’s Video Rental Store in Toronto,by the project’s name, Video Rental Store takes on the video

Hogan, Mél

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FAQ 17-Where is uranium hexafluoride stored in the United States...  

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Where is uranium hexafluoride stored in the United States? Where is uranium hexafluoride stored in the United States? Most of the depleted UF6 accumulated since the 1940s is stored...

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Where is DB config stored? | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Where is DB config stored? Where is DB config stored? Home > Groups > Databus Where is the configuration for DataBus stored (lists of Databases, Tables, and Groups)? If I want to wipe it all out and start with a fresh installation (removing the included demo groups and users like agg1Db, agg2Db, etc), what is the best way to do that? thanks, Submitted by Hopcroft on 13 September, 2013 - 12:05 1 answer Points: 0 File a ticket for this. Basically, if you have AD, this is done automatically as an empty databus. If you don't have AD, we need to separate out creating a single admin user so you can get into the system the first time. We basically should create an admin user if "admins=admin" and "domain=none" so that you can start up a clean empty databus very easily. This is not hard to actually implement for us. thanks, Dean

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Meijer Stores E85 Announcement | Department of Energy  

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Meijer Stores E85 Announcement Meijer Stores E85 Announcement Meijer Stores E85 Announcement May 11, 2006 - 10:41am Addthis Remarks Prepared for Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman It's a pleasure to be in Indiana. Thank you all for coming. I want to congratulate Indiana on the remarkable progress that has been made here in building a network of 28 stations that can dispense E85 in a little more than a year. Once again, the Midwest is showing the rest of the country how to get things done. I'm also pleased the Energy Department has helped make this happen by providing more than $1 million in grant money to Indiana-some of which has been used by your Biofuels program to get these stations up and running. Our grants to states to help them meet their energy priorities, including the promotion of alternative fuels, will total $36 million in the current

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Where is DB config stored? | OpenEI Community  

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Where is DB config stored? Where is DB config stored? Home > Groups > Databus Where is the configuration for DataBus stored (lists of Databases, Tables, and Groups)? If I want to wipe it all out and start with a fresh installation (removing the included demo groups and users like agg1Db, agg2Db, etc), what is the best way to do that? thanks, Submitted by Hopcroft on 13 September, 2013 - 12:05 1 answer Points: 0 File a ticket for this. Basically, if you have AD, this is done automatically as an empty databus. If you don't have AD, we need to separate out creating a single admin user so you can get into the system the first time. We basically should create an admin user if "admins=admin" and "domain=none" so that you can start up a clean empty databus very easily. This is not hard to actually implement for us. thanks, Dean

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Chain Stores and Franchises Program | Department of Energy  

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Chain Stores and Franchises Program Chain Stores and Franchises Program Chain Stores and Franchises Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Other Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Prescriptive: Varies by equipment type Custom: $250,000 or 30% per project Total Prescriptive and Custom combined: $500,000 per calendar year Program Info Funding Source Focus on Energy Start Date 04/01/2012 Expiration Date 03/13/2014 State Wisconsin Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Prescriptive: Varies by equipment type Custom: 10-30% of project costs Provider Focus on Energy

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Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85 | Open Energy  

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for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85 for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85 Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85 Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Focus Area: Fuels & Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/pdfs/48162.pdf This document serves as a guide for blenders, distributors, sellers, and users of E85 as an alternative motor fuel. It provides basic information on the proper and safe use of E85 and offers supporting technical and policy references. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Avoid - Cut the need for travel Shift - Change to low-carbon modes Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air

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Pion-Proton Elastic Scattering inthe energy Range 300 to 700MeV  

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Differential cross sections for elastic {pi}-p scattering have been measured at eight energies for positive pions and seven energies for negative pions. Energies ranged from 310 to 650 MeV. These measurements were made at the 3-BeV proton synchrotron at Saclay, France. A beam of pions from an internal BeO target was directed into a liquid hydrogen target. Fifty-one scintillation counters and a matrix-coincidence system were used to measure simultaneously elastic events at 21 angles and charged inelastic events at 78 {pi}-p angle pairs. Events were detected by a coincidence of pulses indicating the presence of an incident pion, scattered pion, and recoil proton and the results were stored in the memory of a pulse-height analyzer. Various corrections were applied to the data and a least-squares fit was made to the results at each energy. The form of the fitting function was a power series in the cosine of the center-of-mass angle of the scattered pion. Integration under the fitted curves gave values for the total elastic cross section. The importance of certain angular-momentum states, particularly the D{sub 13} state near 600 MeV, is discussed. Several possible explanations are given of the enhancement in the {pi}{sup -}-p cross sections near 600 MeV.

Ogden, Philip M.

1964-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Success Story: Kohl's Department Stores | ENERGY STAR  

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Kohl's Department Stores Kohl's Department Stores Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Alpha low-level stored waste systems design study  

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The Stored Waste System Design Study (SWSDS), commissioned by the Waste Technology Development Department at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), examines relative life-cycle costs associated with three system concepts for processing the alpha low-level waste (alpha-LLW) stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex`s Transuranic Storage Area at the INEL. The three system concepts are incineration/melting; thermal treatment/solidification; and sort, treat, and repackage. The SWSDS identifies system functional and operational requirements and assesses implementability; effectiveness; cost; and demonstration, testing, and evaluation (DT&E) requirements for each of the three concepts.

Feizollahi, F.; Teheranian, B. [Morrison Knudson Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States). Environmental Services Div.; Quapp, W.J. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alpha low-level stored waste systems design study  

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The Stored Waste System Design Study (SWSDS), commissioned by the Waste Technology Development Department at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), examines relative life-cycle costs associated with three system concepts for processing the alpha low-level waste (alpha-LLW) stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex's Transuranic Storage Area at the INEL. The three system concepts are incineration/melting; thermal treatment/solidification; and sort, treat, and repackage. The SWSDS identifies system functional and operational requirements and assesses implementability; effectiveness; cost; and demonstration, testing, and evaluation (DT E) requirements for each of the three concepts.

Feizollahi, F.; Teheranian, B. (Morrison Knudson Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States). Environmental Services Div.); Quapp, W.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUMMARY OF BEAM BEAM OBSERVATIONS DURING STORES IN RHIC.  

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During stores, the beam-beam interaction has a significant impact on the beam and luminosity lifetimes in RHIC. This was observed in heavy ion, and even more pronounced in proton collisions. Observations include measurements of beam-beam induced tune shifts, lifetime and emittance growth measurements with and without beam-beam interaction, and background rates as a function of tunes. In addition, RHIC is currently the only hadron collider in which strong-strong beam-beam effects can be seen. Coherent beam-beam modes were observed, and suppressed by tune changes. In this article we summarize the most important beam-beam observations made during stores so far.

FISCHER,W.

2003-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Online Web Store | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Online Web Store Online Web Store Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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Elastic proton-proton scattering at RHIC  

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Here we describe elastic proton+proton (p+p) scattering measurements at RHIC in p+p collisions with a special optics run of {beta}* {approx} 21 m at STAR, at the center-of-mass energy {radical}s = 200 GeV during the last week of the RHIC 2009 run. We present preliminary results of single and double spin asymmetries.

Yip, K.

2011-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient elastic burst detection in data streams  

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Burst detection is the activity of finding abnormal aggregates in data streams. Such aggregates are based on sliding windows over data streams. In some applications, we want to monitor many sliding window sizes simultaneously and to report those windows ... Keywords: data stream, elastic burst

Yunyue Zhu; Dennis Shasha

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the operating unit size of load/store architectures†  

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We introduce a strict version of the concept of a load/store instruction set architecture in the setting of Maurer machines. We take the view that transformations on the states of a Maurer machine are achieved by applying threads as considered in thread ...

J. a. Bergstra; C. a. Middelburg

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Timeline: a high performance archive for a distributed object store  

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This paper describes TimeLine, an efficient archive service for a distributed storage system. TimeLine allows users to take snapshots on demand. The archive is stored online so that it is easily accessible to users. It enables "time travel" in which ...

Chuang-Hue Moh; Barbara Liskov

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An elastic contour matching model for tropical cyclone pattern recognition  

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In this paper, an elastic graph dynamic link model (EGDLM) based on elastic contour matching is proposed to automate the Dvorak technique for tropical cyclone (TC) pattern interpretation from satellite images. This method integrates traditional dynamic ...

R. S.T. Lee; J. N.K. Lin

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Computation of Forces on Dislocation Segments in Anisotropic Elasticity  

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, such as high temperature or high pressure. For example, as a nuclear reactor structural material, iron becomes for anisotropic elasticity. The anisotropic elasticity theory of dislocations has been developed several decades

Cai, Wei

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Measurement of Elastic Moduli of Nano-Granular Surfaces  

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Measurement of Elastic Moduli of Nano-Granular Surfaces. Next-generation electronic devices, based on micro- and nanoelectromechanical ...

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint inversion of AVA data for elastic parameters by bootstrapping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A joint inversion method is developed to estimate the elastic constants of two elastic, homogeneous, isotropic media separated by a flat horizontal boundary. The method jointly uses P and S-converted wave reflection amplitude-versus-angle (AVA) data ... Keywords: AVA, Bootstrapping, Elastic parameters, Joint inversion, Zoeppritz equations

Hülya Kurt

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Traffic on Sales and Conversion Rates of Retail Stores  

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Attracting shoppers to stores and converting the incoming traffic into sales profitably are vital for the financial health of retailers. In this paper, we use proprietary data pertaining to an apparel retailer to study the relationship between store ... Keywords: retail operations, store labor management, store performance, traffic uncertainty, traffic variability

Olga Perdikaki; Saravanan Kesavan; Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsonic Free Surface Waves in Linear Elasticity  

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For general anisotropic linear elastic solids with smooth boundaries, Rayleigh-type surface waves are studied. Using spectral factorizations of matrix polynomials, a self-contained exposition of the case of a homogeneous half-space is given first. The main result is about inhomogeneous anisotropic bodies with curved surfaces. The existence of subsonic free surface waves is shown by giving ray series asymptotic expansions, including formulas for the transport equation.

Sönke Hansen

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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DataTrends Energy Use in Retail Stores  

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Retail Stores Retail Stores The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is changing the way organizations track and manage energy. Because of this widespread market adoption, EPA has prepared the DataTrends series to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in Portfolio Manager. To learn more, visit www.energystar.gov/DataTrends. Energy use intensity (EUI) ranges from less than 100 to more than 800 kBtu/ft 2 across all retail buildings, with those at the 95th percentile using more than 3 times the energy of those at the 5th percentile. The distribution has a negative skew, which means the most energy intensive buildings are much further away from

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Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document  

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101 101 September 2009 Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document Matthew Leach, Elaine Hale, Adam Hirsch, and Paul Torcellini National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-550-46101 September 2009 Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document Matthew Leach, Elaine Hale, Adam Hirsch, and Paul Torcellini Prepared under Task No. BEC71204 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Wind turbine tower for storing hydrogen and energy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A wind turbine tower assembly for storing compressed gas such as hydrogen. The tower assembly includes a wind turbine having a rotor, a generator driven by the rotor, and a nacelle housing the generator. The tower assembly includes a foundation and a tubular tower with one end mounted to the foundation and another end attached to the nacelle. The tower includes an in-tower storage configured for storing a pressurized gas and defined at least in part by inner surfaces of the tower wall. In one embodiment, the tower wall is steel and has a circular cross section. The in-tower storage may be defined by first and second end caps welded to the inner surface of the tower wall or by an end cap near the top of the tower and by a sealing element attached to the tower wall adjacent the foundation, with the sealing element abutting the foundation.

Fingersh, Lee Jay (Westminster, CO)

2008-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges for improving estimates of soil organic carbon stored in  

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Challenges for improving estimates of soil organic carbon stored in Challenges for improving estimates of soil organic carbon stored in permafrost regions September 30, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint One of the greatest environmental challenges of the 21st century lies in predicting the impacts of anthropogenic activities on Earth's carbon cycle. Soil is a significant component of the carbon cycle, because it contains at least two-thirds of the world's terrestrial carbon and more than twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. Although soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks were built over millennial time scales, they are susceptible to a far more rapid release back to the atmosphere due to climatic and land use change. If environmental perturbations negatively impact the processes regulating the storage of SOC, significant amounts of this carbon could be decomposed

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Stored Program Computer as an Associative Radiation Analyzer  

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A system design based on the use of a stored program on?line computer is presented here. The system is used as an associative radiation analyzer. The channel capacity of the system is 20 bits (one million channel analyzer). The data storage program is based on a threaded list (tree) algorithm. The number of different events which will be measured during a particular experiment can be assigned for each experiment. The count capacity is 4096 counts per channel

Branko Sou?ek

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULATIONS OF THE AGS MMPS STORING ENERGY IN CAPACITOR BANKS  

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The Brookhaven AGS Main Magnet Power Supply (MMPS) is a thyristor control supply rated at 5500 Amps, +/-9000 Volts. The peak magnet power is 50 MWatts. The power supply is fed from a motor/generator manufactured by Siemens. The generator is 3 phase 7500 Volts rated at 50 MVA. The peak power requirements come from the stored energy in the rotor of the motor/generator. The motor generator is about 45 years old, made by Siemens and it is not clear if companies will be manufacturing similar machines in the future. We are therefore investigating different ways of storing energy for future AGS MMPS operations. This paper will present simulations of a power supply where energy is stored in capacitor banks. Two dc to dc converters will be presented along with the control system of the power section. The switching elements will be IGCT's made by ABB. The simulation program used is called PSIM version 6.1. The average power from the local power authority into the power supply will be kept constant during the pulsing of the magnets at +/-50 MW. The reactive power will also be kept constant below 1.5 MVAR. Waveforms will be presented.

MARNERIS,I.; BADEA, V.S.; BONATI, R.; ROSER, T.; SANDBERG, J.

2007-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Muscle Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Artificial Muscle Inc Artificial Muscle Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Artificial Muscle Inc Place California Zip CA 94085 Product Artificial Muscle develops electroactive polymer technology used for sensing, actuating and electric power generation applications. References Artificial Muscle Inc[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This company is listed in the Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database. This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Artificial Muscle Inc is a company located in California . References ↑ "Artificial Muscle Inc" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Artificial_Muscle_Inc&oldid=678882" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations

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Video frame store; An advanced solid state recorder  

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In many security applications, such as in nuclear facilities, solid state recorders (SSR) have been used to instantly record and play back video images of a scene when an alarm occurs in that scene. Unlike video cassette recorders (VCR) which take a second or two to start, SSRs can respond to a command from a host computer in less than 1/30th of a second. Therefore they can be a very useful tool for video alarm assessment. There are, however, four major drawbacks with current commercial SSRs. One is high cost: a typical commercial SSR unit that can store up to 128 frames of video image costs about $70,000. Another drawback is the inability to record asynchronous video. A third problem is inflexibility of system configuration; e.g., increasing memory for image storage in an SSR can only be done by purchasing an additional unit or replacing it with another one with more memory. The final drawback is the inability to handshake with a host computer to guarantee the integrity of its response to the host's commands. The Video Frame Store (CFS) is an advanced solid state recorder that provides an effective resolution to the above problems. A VFS unit that stores 128 video frames costs less than half of a typical SSR. In addition to many basic features of a typical SSR, the VFS also provides a number of advanced features. The hardware and software implementation as well as the advanced features are discussed in detail in this paper.

Thai, T.Q.; Walker, J.E. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SPARC: The Stored Particle Atomic Research Collaboration At FAIR  

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The future international accelerator Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) encompasses 4 scientific pillars containing at this time 14 approved technical proposals worked out by more than 2000 scientists from all over the world. They offer a wide range of new and challenging opportunities for atomic physics research in the realm of highly-charged heavy ions and exotic nuclei. As one of the backbones of the Atomic, Plasma Physics and Applications (APPA) pillar, the Stored Particle Atomic Physics Research Collaboration (SPARC) has organized tasks and activities in various working groups for which we will present a concise survey on their current status.

Stoehlker, Th. [Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Jena (Germany); Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany); ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI and Research Division, Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Beyer, H. F.; Braeuning-Demian, A.; Brandau, C.; Herfurth, F.; Kozhuharov, Ch.; Kuehl, Th.; Liesen, D.; Litvinov, Yu.; Noertershaeuser, W.; Kester, O.; Quint, W.; Spillmann, U.; Winters, D. [Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Gumberidze, A. [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI and Research Division, Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies FIAS, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt (Germany); Grisenti, R. E.; Petridis, N. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt (Germany); Hagmann, S. [Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Institut fuer Kernphysik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt (Germany); Maertin, R. [Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany); Schramm, U. [FZD Forschungszentrum Dresden- Rossendorf (Germany)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and methods for storing and releasing hydrogen  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rechargeable device that stores and discharges hydrogen is described. The device stores hydrogen in a solid form and supplies hydrogen as a gas when needed. The solid storage medium may be metal hydride in a ground particle form that avoids the need for compaction or other treatment. Dividers partition a container into separate chambers, each provided with a matrix, formed from an appropriate material like a thermally-conductive aluminum foam, which forms a number of cells. For proper chamber size, the ratio of chamber length to container diameter should be between about 0.5 and 2. Metal hydride particles (or other hydrogen storage medium) may be placed within the cells, which help prevent excessive particle settling. The container is provided with a hydrogen transfer port through which hydrogen gas passes upon either discharging from or charging of the metal hydride particles. A filter may be placed within the port to allow hydrogen to flow but prevent particles from escaping. A heat transferring surface is formed by, for instance, a channel that is thermally coupled with the aluminum foam. Fluid flows through the channel to deliver or remove heat during the respective hydrogen discharging or charging processes.

Heung, Leung K. (Aiken, SC)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and methods for storing and releasing hydrogen  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rechargeable device that stores and discharges hydrogen is described. The device stores hydrogen in a solid form and supplies hydrogen as a gas when needed. The solid storage medium may be metal hydride in a ground particle form that avoids the need for compaction or other treatment. Dividers partition a container into separate chambers, each provided with a matrix, formed from an appropriate material like a thermally-conductive aluminum foam, which forms a number of cells. For proper chamber size, the ratio of chamber length to container diameter should be between about 0.5 and 2. Metal hydride particles (or other hydrogen storage medium) may be placed within the cells, which help prevent excessive particle settling. The container is provided with a hydrogen transfer port through which hydrogen gas passes upon either discharging from or charging of the metal hydride particles. A filter may be placed within the port to allow hydrogen to flow but prevent particles from escaping. A heat transferring surface is formed by, for instance, a channel that is thermally coupled with the aluminum foam. Fluid flows through the channel to deliver or remove heat during the respective hydrogen discharging or charging processes.

Heung, Leung K. (Aiken, SC)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing syngas lowers the carbon price for profitable coal gasification  

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Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) electric power generation systems with carbon capture and sequestration have desirable environmental qualities but are not profitable when the carbon dioxide price is less than approximately $50 per metric ton. We examine whether an IGCC facility that operates its gasifier continuously but stores the syngas and produces electricity only when daily prices are high may be profitable at significantly lower CO{sub 2} prices. Using a probabilistic analysis, we have calculated the plant-level return on investment (ROI) and the value of syngas storage for IGCC facilities located in the U.S. Midwest using a range of storage configurations. Adding a second turbine to use the stored syngas to generate electricity at peak hours and implementing 12 h of above-ground high-pressure syngas storage significantly increases the ROI and net present value. Storage lowers the carbon price at which IGCC enters the U.S. generation mix by approximately 25%. 36 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

Adam Newcomer; Jay Apt [Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (USA). Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

131

Numerical Approach for Development of High Elastic Casting ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study is suggested how to make high elastic aluminum alloys using ... Frequency Modulation Effect on the Solidification of Alloy 718 Fusion Zone.

132

Phase-field Crystal Model and Thermodynamics of Elastically ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

However, the basic understanding of the model is yet to be completed, ... to the model is needed, including thermodynamics of elastically stressed solids, where  ...

133

Statistical Modeling of Elastic Strain, Lattice Rotation and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results show that the elastic strain components exhibit nearly symmetric probability ... A Modular Crystal Plasticity Framework Applicable from Component to ...

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FAQ 22-What is going to happen to the uranium hexafluoride stored...  

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going to happen to the uranium hexafluoride stored in the United States? What is going to happen to the uranium hexafluoride stored in the United States? The DOE has been...

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A new hybrid MCDM model combining DANP with VIKOR to improve e-store business  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many consumers today buy products and services from e-stores. Because e-store managers are responsible for allocating different resources, it is essential that they understand consumers' shopping behaviour to provide the best possible value for visitors ... Keywords: Analytic Network Process (ANP), Customers' needs, DEMATEL, DEMATEL-based ANP (DANP), Internet stores, Marketing strategies, Multiple Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM), VIKOR, e-Store business

Wan-Yu Chiu; Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng; Han-Lin Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superfast Vocal Muscles Control Song Production in  

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Birdsong is a widely used model for vocal learning and human speech, which exhibits high temporal and acoustic diversity. Rapid acoustic modulations are thought to arise from the vocal organ, the syrinx, by passive interactions between the two independent sound generators or intrinsic nonlinear dynamics of sound generating structures. Additionally, direct neuromuscular control could produce such rapid and precisely timed acoustic features if syringeal muscles exhibit rare superfast muscle contractile kinetics. However, no direct evidence exists that avian vocal muscles can produce modulations at such high rates. Here, we show that 1) syringeal muscles are active in phase with sound modulations during song over 200 Hz, 2) direct stimulation of the muscles in situ produces sound modulations at the frequency observed during singing, and that 3) syringeal muscles produce mechanical work at the required frequencies and up to 250 Hz in vitro. The twitch kinematics of these so-called superfast muscles are the fastest measured in any vertebrate muscle. Superfast vocal muscles enable birds to directly control the generation of many observed rapid acoustic changes and to actuate the millisecond precision of neural activity into precise temporal vocal control. Furthermore, birds now join the list of vertebrate classes in which superfast muscle kinetics evolved independently for acoustic communication.

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2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criteria for Packaging and Storing Uranium-233-Bearing Materials  

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3028-2000 3028-2000 July 2000 DOE STANDARD CRITERIA FOR PACKAGING AND STORING URANIUM-233-BEARING MATERIALS U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. TS This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE-STD-3028-2000 iii ABSTRACT This Standard provides guidance for the packaging and long-term (50 years) storage of stabilized, separated uranium-233(

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Storing Electrons Instead of Positrons Without Trapping of Positive Ions  

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Electrons Instead of Positrons Without Electrons Instead of Positrons Without Trapping of Positive Ions LS-75 T. K. Khoe October, 1986 In this note, a procedure to inject and store electrons in the ring without trapping ions will be described. The minimum injection current per bunch below which ion trapping occur will be determined. Since the vertical beam size is smaller than the horizontal beam size, we will consider the vertical motion only. The following assumptions are made: 1. The bunch period is much longer than the bunch length. This assumption allow us to use the thin lens approximation for the focusing effect of the electron bunch. 2. The bunch length is much larger than the transverse dimensions of the beam. A two-dimensional calculation can then be used to obtain the

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Storing entanglement of nuclear spins via Uhrig dynamical decoupling  

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Stroboscopic spin flips have already been shown to prolong the coherence times of quantum systems under noisy environments. Uhrig's dynamical decoupling scheme provides an optimal sequence for a quantum system interacting with a dephasing bath. Several experimental demonstrations have already verified the efficiency of such dynamical decoupling schemes in preserving single-qubit coherences. In this work we describe the experimental study of Uhrig's dynamical decoupling in preserving two-qubit entangled states using an ensemble of spin-1/2 nuclear pairs in solution state. We find that the performance of odd-order Uhrig sequences in preserving entanglement is superior to both even-order Uhrig sequences and periodic spin-flip sequences. We also find that there exists an optimal order of the Uhrig sequence in which a singlet state can be stored at high correlation for about 30 seconds.

Roy, Soumya Singha; Mahesh, T. S. [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune 411008 (India); Agarwal, G. S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark energy as an elastic strain fluid  

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The origin of the accelerated expansion of the universe is still unclear and new physics is needed on cosmological scales. We propose and test a novel interpretation of dark energy as originated by an elastic strain due to a cosmic defect in an otherwise Euclidean space-time. The strain modifies the expansion history of the universe. This new effective contribution tracks radiation at early times and mimics a cosmological constant at late times. The theory is tested against observations, from nucleosynthesis to the cosmic microwave background and formation and evolution of large scale structure to supernovae. Data are very well reproduced with Lam\\'e parameters of the order of 10^{-52} m^{-2}.

N. Radicella; M. Sereno; A. Tartaglia

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic Metal Alloy Refrigerants: Thermoelastic Cooling  

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BEETIT Project: UMD is developing an energy-efficient cooling system that eliminates the need for synthetic refrigerants that harm the environment. More than 90% of the cooling and refrigeration systems in the U.S. today use vapor compression systems which rely on liquid to vapor phase transformation of synthetic refrigerants to absorb or release heat. Thermoelastic cooling systems, however, use a solid-state material—an elastic shape memory metal alloy—as a refrigerant and a solid to solid phase transformation to absorb or release heat. UMD is developing and testing shape memory alloys and a cooling device that alternately absorbs or creates heat in much the same way as a vapor compression system, but with significantly less energy and a smaller operational footprint.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavelet Algorithm for the Numerical Solution of Plane Elasticity Problem  

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In this paper, we apply Shannon wavelet and Galerkin method to deal with the numerical solution of the natural boundary integral equation of plane elasticity probem in the upper half-plane. The fast algorithm is given and only 3 entries need ... Keywords: Galerkin-wavelet method, Shannon wavelet, natural integral equation, plane elasticity problem

Youjian Shen; Wei Lin

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Expansion of elastic bodies with application in the bread industry  

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This article is concerned with modeling the expansion of an elastic body with application to the evolution of bread dough during the proofing process. The main result is a set of linear second-order partial differential equations corresponding to an ... Keywords: B-Splines, Bread dough, Elastic expansion, Rayleigh-Ritz method, Surface evolution

P. C. Bollada

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Price elasticity variation: An engineering-economic approach: Final report  

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This report discusses variable elasticities and an engineering-economic approach to estimating elasticity in the residential sector. The report is in two parts. The first part includes a discussion of the factors that affect price elasticity estimates, a survey of estimates of price elasticities in the residential sector from 1978 to 1982, and a critical evaluation of interesting and controversial studies during this period. The second part of the report is an application of engineering-economic methods to estimate long and short run price elasticities in the residential sector. The elasticities were estimated using data for Gulf States Utilities Company, based in Beaumont, Texas. The price forecast used in our analysis, to estimate future residential electricity demand, is one of the many forecasts that the utility company uses for analysis purposes, and should not be construed as an official company forecast of electricity prices. Our short run model examines how income, prices, and other independent variables influence capacity utilization of appliances rather than electricity demand. Long run elasticity is estimated using an engineering economic approach, by combining our estimate of short run elasticity with projections of stock changes.

Sathaye, J.; Kahn, E.; Robbins, D.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Noncontacting benchtop measurements of the elastic properties of shales  

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Noncontacting benchtop measurements of the elastic properties of shales Thomas E. Blum1 , Ludmila the elastic anisotropy of horizontal shale cores. Whereas conventional transducer data contained an ambigu shales were almost surely exaggerated by delamination of clay platelets and microfracturing, but provided

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‘Granular Elasticity’ and the loss of elastic stability in granular materials  

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A recently proposed hyperelastic model for granular materials, called "granular elasticity", identifies a yield angle as a result of thermodynamic instability. GE gives yield angles that are smaller than those found in real materials; a generalization of the theory is considered here that includes dependence on the third strain invariant. This generalization proves unsuccessful, as it gives smaller, not larger, yield angles. Fully convex hyperelastic models are identified as a point for future investigation.

P. W. Humrickhouse

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Markov Process of Muscle Motors  

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We study a Markov random process describing a muscle molecular motor behavior. Every motor is either bound up with a thin filament or unbound. In the bound state the motor creates a force proportional to its displacement from the neutral position. In both states the motor spend an exponential time depending on the state. The thin filament moves at its velocity proportional to average of all displacements of all motors. We assume that the time which a motor stays at the bound state does not depend on its displacement. Then one can find an exact solution of a non-linear equation appearing in the limit of infinite number of the motors.

Yu. Kondratiev; E. Pechersky; S. Pirogov

2007-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cost of Superconducting Magnets as a Function of Stored Energy and Design Magnetic Induction Times the Field Volume  

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magnets to the magnetic energy stored within that magnet.the sample have stored magnetic energies as low as 3.3 M J (plotted against stored energy and magnetic field time field

Green, M.A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cost of Superconducting Magnets as a Function of Stored Energy and Design Magnetic Induction Times the Field Volume  

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costs given magnet stored-energy or average bore induction timecost will go up with stored energy and with field volume timesCost of Superconducting Magnets as a Function of Stored Energy and Design Magnetic Induction times

Green, M.A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Price Promotion formats on Consumer¡¦s Purchase Intention - A Case Study of Chain Stores in Taiwan.  

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??The author observed that the convenient store industry in Taiwan. Dealers often use price promotions to increase profits of the stores. Dealers often launched the… (more)

Lin, Jyun-Han

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Neutrinos from Stored Muons nuSTORM: Expression of Interest  

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The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron and muon neutrinos from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum spread of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: serve the future long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation programmes by providing definitive measurements of electron-neutrino- and muon-neutrino-nucleus cross sections with percent-level precision; allow searches for sterile neutrinos of exquisite sensitivity to be carried out; and constitute the essential first step in the incremental development of muon accelerators as a powerful new technique for particle physics. Of the world's proton-accelerator laboratories, only CERN and FNAL have the infrastructure required to mount nuSTORM. Since no siting decision has yet been taken, the purpose of this Expression of Interest (EoI) is to request the resources required to: investigate in detail how nuSTORM could be implemented at CERN; and develop options for decisive European contributions to the nuSTORM facility and experimental programme wherever the facility is sited. The EoI defines a two-year programme culminating in the delivery of a Technical Design Report.

D. Adey; S. K. Agarwalla; C. M. Ankenbrandt; R. Asfandiyarov; J. J. Back; G. Barker; E. Baussan; R. Bayes; S. Bhadra; V. Blackmore; A. Blondel; S. A. Bogacz; C. Booth; S. B. Boyd; A. Bravar; S. J. Brice; A. D. Bross; F. Cadoux; H. Cease; A. Cervera; J. Cobb; D. Colling; L. Coney; A. Dobbs; J. Dobson; A. Donini; P. J. Dornan; M. Dracos; F. Dufour; R. Edgecock; J. Evans; M. A. George; T. Ghosh; A. deGouvea; J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; A. Haesler; G. Hanson; M. Geelhoed; P. F. Harrison; M. Hartz; P. Hernandez; J. A. Hernando-Morata; P. J. Hodgson; P. Huber; A. Izmaylov; Y. Karadhzov; T. Kobilarcik; J. Kopp; L. Kormos; A. Korzenev; A. Kurup; Y. Kuno; P. Kyberd; J. P. Lagrange; A. M. Laing; J. Link; A. Liu; K. R. Long; N. McCauley; K. T. McDonald; K. Mahn; C. Martin; J. Martin; O. Mena; S. R. Mishra; N. Mokhov; J. Morfin; Y. Mori; W. Murray; D. Neuffer; R. Nichol; E. Noah; M. A. Palmer; S. Parke; S. Pascoli; J. Pasternak; M. Popovic; P. Ratoff; M. Ravonel; M. Rayner; S. Ricciardi; C. Rogers; P. Rubinov; E. Santos; A. Sato; E. Scantamburlo; J. K. Sedgbeer; D. R. Smith; P. J. Smith; J. T. Sobczyk; S. Soldner-Rembold; F. J. P. Soler; M. Sorel; A. Stahl; L. Stanco; P. Stamoulis; S. Striganov; H. Tanaka; I. J. Taylor; C. Touramanis; C. D. Tunnel; Y. Uchida; N. Vassilopoulos; M. O. Wascko; A. Weber; E. Wildner; M. J. Wilking; W. Winter; U. K. Yang

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing hydroelectricity to meet peak-hour demand  

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This paper reports on pumped storage plants which have become an effective way for some utility companies that derive power from hydroelectric facilities to economically store baseload energy during off-peak hours for use during peak hourly demands. According to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, Calif., 36 of these plants provide approximately 20 gigawatts, or about 3 percent of U.S. generating capacity. During peak-demand periods, utilities are often stretched beyond their capacity to provide power and must therefore purchase it from neighboring utilities. Building new baseload power plants, typically nuclear or coal-fired facilities that run 24 hours per day seven days a week, is expensive, about $1500 per kilowatt, according to Robert Schainker, program manager for energy storage at the EPRI. Schainker the that building peaking plants at $400 per kilowatt, which run a few hours a day on gas or oil fuel, is less costly than building baseload plants. Operating them, however, is more expensive because peaking plants are less efficient that baseload plants.

Valenti, M.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Performance studies of a solar energy storing heat exchanger  

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The design, construction, and performance of a solar energy storing heat exchanger is presented as a step toward a solar cooking concept. The solid-solid transition of pentaerythritol is the principal mechanism for energy storage. The methods for describing the system performance are explained and applied to a test system containing a controllable replacement for the solar input power. This first stage of the project will be followed by another in which the heat exchanger is connected to a concentrating array of CPC cylindrical troughs. Although a size appropriate to commercial cooking may prove easier to design from the point of view of economics in the US, the system discussed herein is sized for domestic use and addresses the question of what solar collector area and PCM mass are needed in order to provide adequate energy for several family-size meals with sufficient storage to cook at night and one or two days later. The performance is described from efficiency measurements and the determination of a figure of merit.

Bushnell, D.L. (Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb (USA))

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Elastic properties of gamma-Pu by resonant ultrasound spectroscopy  

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Despite intense experimental and theoretical work on Pu, there is still little understanding of the strange properties of this metal. We used resonant ultrasound spectroscopy method to investigate the elastic properties of pure polycrystalline Pu at high temperatures. Shear and longitudinal elastic moduli of the {gamma}-phase of Pu were determined simultaneously and the bulk modulus was computed from them. A smooth linear and large decrease of all elastic moduli with increasing temperature was observed. We calculated the Poisson ratio and found that it increases from 0.242 at 519K to 0.252 at 571K.

Migliori, Albert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Betts, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Trugman, A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mielke, C H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mitchell, J N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ramos, M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stroe, I [WORXESTER, MA

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contaminant levels and source strengths in U.S. retail stores A pilot study  

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Contaminant levels and source strengths in U.S. retail stores A pilot study Contaminant levels and source strengths in U.S. retail stores A pilot study Title Contaminant levels and source strengths in U.S. retail stores A pilot study Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2012 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., Meera A. Sidheswaran, Douglas P. Sullivan, Sebastian Cohn, and William J. Fisk Conference Name Healthy Buildings 2012 - 10th International Conference Date Published 2012 Conference Location Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland Keywords air-exchange rate, building ventilation, indoor-outdoor ratio, particles, vocs Abstract Retail stores have many sources of indoor air contaminants that can cause potential health and odor concerns. One way to control exposure to these contaminants is to provide adequate ventilation. This study aims to characterize the whole-building emission rates of contaminants in certain retail types. The pilot study included two grocery stores and three furniture stores in northern California. We measured simultaneously the building ventilation rates by SF6 decay and contaminant concentrations in each store for one to two days. Contaminants were measured at multiple indoor locations and at one outdoor location near the building. Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein are three compounds with concentrations above health guidelines in some stores. In several cases, indoor concentrations of certain VOCs and PM were higher indoors than outdoors, suggesting potential indoor sources. Our goal is to characterize the range of contaminant source strengths in 25 to 30 stores in California.

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Developing Test Procedures for Measuring Stored Thermal Energy in Firefighter Protective Clothing.  

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??This research studied stored thermal energy in fire fighter's turnout systems. It developed a novel laboratory apparatus and test protocols for measuring the contribution of… (more)

Eni, Egbe Uchechi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Home, Home (Video) on the Range: Reflections on Small-Town Video Stores in 2010  

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theory, and practices of video culture in the United States.Home, Home (Video) on the RangeReflections on Small-Town Video Stores in 2010 Daniel

Herbert, Daniel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Determination of Single Crystal Elastic Constants From DS- and DR ...  

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D.L. Anton, T. Khan, R.D. Kissinger, D.L. Klarstrom ... is determined by the two angles 8 and Q. The constants S,,, Su, and S,, characterize the elastic behaviour of ...

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Determination of Elastic Twist in Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWTs)  

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This report presents the results of a project at the Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) which measured and calculated the elastic twist of three representative composite horizontal-axis blades: Carter 300, Gougeon ESI 54, and UTRC 8 kW.

Stoddard, F.; Nelson, V.; Starcher, K.; Andrews, B.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Elastic Strain Energy Effects on Grain Boundary Segregation and ...  

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Symposium, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: Modeling and Simulation Applied to Metals Processing. Presentation Title, Elastic Strain Energy Effects on Grain Boundary ... Diffusivity and Mobility Data: Building Blocks for ICME.

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161

Hadronic cross sections, elastic slope and physical bounds  

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An almost model-independent parametrization for the ratio of the total hadronic cross section to elastic slope is discussed. Its applicability in studies of asymptotia and analyses of extensive air shower in cosmic-ray physics is also outlined.

Fagundes, D. A.; Menon, M. J. [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, 13083-859 Campinas SP (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

162

Microstructural Development Under the Influence of Elastic Energy ...  

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misfit and hence smaller elastic energy (e.g. Ni-Cr-Al or Ni-Si-Al), the yt particles coarsen steadi- ly and the mean particle size r at an ageing time t is proportional.

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Estimating disaggregated price elasticities in industrial energy demand  

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Econometric energy models are used to evaluate past policy experiences, assess the impact of future policies and forecast energy demand. This paper estimates an industrial energy demand model for the province of Ontario using a linear-logit specification for fuel type equations which are embedded in an aggregate energy demand equation. Short-term, long-term, own- and cross-price elasticities are estimated for electricity, natural gas, oil and coal. Own- and cross-price elasticities are disaggregated to show that overall price elasticities and the energy-constant price elasticities when aggregate energy use is held unchanged. These disaggregations suggest that a substantial part of energy conservation comes from the higher aggregate price of energy and not from interfuel substitution. 13 refs., 2 tabs.

Elkhafif, M.A.T. (Ontario Ministry of Energy, Toronto (Canada))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Peeling, healing and bursting in a lubricated elastic sheet  

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We consider the dynamics of an elastic sheet lubricated by the flow of a thin layer of fluid that separates it from a rigid wall. By considering long wavelength deformations of the sheet, we derive an evolution equation ...

Hosoi, A.E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Computing Clebsch-Gordan matrices with applications in elasticity theory  

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We provide an algorithm of computing Clebsch-Gordan coefficients for irreducible representations, with integer weights, of the rotation group SO(3) and demonstrate the convenience of this algorithm for constructing new (to our knowledge) models in anisotropic elasticity theory.

Svetlana Selivanova

2013-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

166

SkimpyStash: RAM space skimpy key-value store on flash-based storage  

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We present SkimpyStash, a RAM space skimpy key-value store on flash-based storage, designed for high throughput, low latency server applications. The distinguishing feature of SkimpyStash is the design goal of extremely low RAM footprint at about 1 (± ... Keywords: flash memory, indexing, key-value store, log-structured index., ram space efficient index

Biplob Debnath; Sudipta Sengupta; Jin Li

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

OSGS—A Personalized Online Store for E-Commerce Environments  

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Current online stores suffer from a cardinal problem. There are too many products to offer, and customers find themselves lost due to the vast selection. As opposed to traditional stores, there is little or no guidance that helps the customers as they ... Keywords: E-commerce, browse search, collaborative filtering, information retrieval, keyword search

Raz Lin; Sarit Kraus; Jeffrey Tew

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WHY DO TUNA MAINTAIN ELEVATED SLOW MUSCLE TEMPERATURES? POWER OUTPUT OF MUSCLE ISOLATED FROM ENDOTHERMIC AND  

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It has been hypothesised that regional endothermy has evolved in the muscle of some tunas to enhance the locomotory performance of the fish by increasing muscle power output. Using the work loop technique, we have determined the relationship between cycle frequency and power output, over a range of temperatures, in isolated bundles of slow muscle fibres from the endothermic yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and its ectothermic relative the bonito (Sarda chiliensis). Power output in all preparations was highly temperature-dependent. A counter-current heat exchanger which could maintain a 10 °C temperature differential would typically double maximum muscle power output and the frequency at which maximum power is generated (fopt). The deep slow muscle of the tuna was able to operate at higher temperatures than slow muscle from the bonito, but was more sensitive to Summary temperature change than more superficially located slow fibres from both tuna and bonito. This suggests that it has undergone some evolutionary specialisation for operation at higher, but relatively stable, temperatures. fopt of slow muscle was higher than the tailbeat frequency of undisturbed cruising tuna and, together with the high intrinsic power output of the slow muscle mass, suggests that cruising fish have a substantial slow muscle power reserve. This reserve should be sufficient to power significantly higher sustainable swimming speeds, presumably at lower energetic cost than if intrinsically less efficient fast fibres were recruited.

Ectothermic Fish; John D. Altringham; Barbara A. Block

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Estimating a Model of Strategic Network Choice: The Convenience-Store Industry in Okinawa  

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This paper examines the impacts of the merger of two multi-store …rms, using new crosssectional data from the convenience-store industry in Okinawa, Japan. I propose a general methodology for estimating a game of network choice by two multi-store …rms. I use latticetheoretical results to deal with the huge number of possible network choices. I integrate the entry model with post-entry outcome data, while correcting for the selection of entrants by simulations. Parameter estimates …nd the acquirer of a hypothetical merger of two chains would increase its number of stores in the city center in Okinawa but would decrease its number in suburbs. The trade-o ¤ of cost savings and lost revenues from clustering its own stores plays a central role in explaining this seemingly odd result. I also examine the impacts of eliminating the zoning regulation introduced in 1968, which has been a major urban policy issue.

Mitsukuni Nishida Y

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FAQ 16-How much depleted uranium hexafluoride is stored in the United  

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How much depleted uranium hexafluoride is stored in the United States? How much depleted uranium hexafluoride is stored in the United States? How much depleted uranium hexafluoride is stored in the United States? U.S. DOE's inventory of depleted UF6 consists of approximately 700,000 metric tons of depleted UF6, containing about 470,000 metric tons of uranium, currently stored at the Paducah Site in Kentucky, the Portsmouth Site in Ohio, and the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) in Tennessee (formerly known as the K-25 Site). This inventory of depleted UF6 is stored in about 57,000 steel cylinders. The inventory is listed in the table below. DOE Inventory of Depleted UF6 Location Total Cylinders Total Depleted UF6 (metric tons) Paducah, Kentucky 36,191 436,400 Portsmouth, Ohio 16,109 195,800 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 4,822 54,300

171

Price-elastic demand in deregulated electricity markets  

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The degree to which any deregulated market functions efficiently often depends on the ability of market agents to respond quickly to fluctuating conditions. Many restructured electricity markets, however, experience high prices caused by supply shortages and little demand-side response. We examine the implications for market operations when a risk-averse retailer's end-use consumers are allowed to perceive real-time variations in the electricity spot price. Using a market-equilibrium model, we find that price elasticity both increases the retailers revenue risk exposure and decreases the spot price. Since the latter induces the retailer to reduce forward electricity purchases, while the former has the opposite effect, the overall impact of price responsive demand on the relative magnitudes of its risk exposure and end-user price elasticity. Nevertheless, price elasticity decreases cumulative electricity consumption. By extending the analysis to allow for early settlement of demand, we find that forward stage end-user price responsiveness decreases the electricity forward price relative to the case with price-elastic demand only in real time. Moreover, we find that only if forward stage end-user demand is price elastic will the equilibrium electricity forward price be reduced.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Price-elastic demand in deregulated electricity markets  

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The degree to which any deregulated market functions efficiently often depends on the ability of market agents to respond quickly to fluctuating conditions. Many restructured electricity markets, however, experience high prices caused by supply shortages and little demand-side response. We examine the implications for market operations when a risk-averse retailer's end-use consumers are allowed to perceive real-time variations in the electricity spot price. Using a market-equilibrium model, we find that price elasticity both increases the retailers revenue risk exposure and decreases the spot price. Since the latter induces the retailer to reduce forward electricity purchases, while the former has the opposite effect, the overall impact of price responsive demand on the relative magnitudes of its risk exposure and end-user price elasticity. Nevertheless, price elasticity decreases cumulative electricity consumption. By extending the analysis to allow for early settlement of demand, we find that forward stage end-user price responsiveness decreases the electricity forward price relative to the case with price-elastic demand only in real time. Moreover, we find that only if forward stage end-user demand is price elastic will the equilibrium electricity forward price be reduced.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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V-226: HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems Denial of Service Vulnerability |  

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6: HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems Denial of Service 6: HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems Denial of Service Vulnerability V-226: HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems Denial of Service Vulnerability August 24, 2013 - 3:45am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability has been reported in HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). PLATFORM: HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems 1.x, HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems 2.x ABSTRACT: The vulnerability is reported in versions 2.2.18 and prior and 1.2.18 and prior. REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA54598 CVE-2013-2353 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Moderate DISCUSSION: A vulnerability has been reported in HP StoreOnce D2D Backup Systems, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error. No further

174

Elastic Relaxation and Correlation of Local Strain Gradients with  

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Elastic Relaxation and Correlation Elastic Relaxation and Correlation of Local Strain Gradients with Ferroelectric Domains in (001) BiFeO3 Nanostructures Elastic Relaxation and Correlation of Local Strain Gradients with Ferroelectric Domains in (001) BiFeO3 Nanostructures Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory (MSD and CNM) have recently performed first worldwide studies of effects of nanopatterning on fundamental phenomena in mutiferroic BiFeO3 (BFO) nanostructures, using the APS-CNM nanoprobe beam (50 nm diameter). Nano-focused x-ray diffraction microscopy provided new insights into the relationship between film strain and ferroelectric domains in nanostructures, namely: i) an out-of-plane strain enhancement of as much as -1.8% Δc/c in a BFO film-based nanostructure relative to a planar film; ii) out-of-plane BFO C-axis

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CORELLI: the Elastic Diffuse Scattering Spectrometer at SNS | ORNL Neutron  

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The Elastic Diffuse Scattering Spectrometer The Elastic Diffuse Scattering Spectrometer CORELLI The CORELLI instrument. CORELLI is a statistical chopper spectrometer with energy discrimination. It's designed and optimized to probe complex disorder in crystalline materials through diffuse scattering of single-crystal samples. The momentum transfer ranges from 0.5 to 12 Å-1, and the energy of incident neutrons ranges from 10 to 200 meV. This instrument combines the high efficiency of white-beam Laue diffraction with energy discrimination by modulating the beam with a statistical chopper. A cross-correlation method is used to reconstruct the elastic signal from the modulated data. Accurate modeling of the short-range order associated with the diffuse scattering requires measurements over large volumes of three-dimensional reciprocal space, with sufficient momentum

176

Compatibility of weak rigidity with some types of elastic schemes  

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The behavior of the hypoelastic-Synge, hypoelastic-Maugin, and hypoelastic-Carter and Quintana almost-thermodynamic material schemes, under weak rigidity hypotheses, is studied. In every case, the absence of principal transverse shock waves (or the vanishing of the corresponding speeds) is obtained. The same result follows for the longitudinal shock waves when the Lame coefficient ..mu.. does not vanish. A definition of an elastic almost-thermodynamic material scheme based on the Fermi--Walker transport is proposed and compared with the above elastic schemes. The speeds of the principal shock waves associated are attained and its compatibility with the Ferrando--Olivert incompressibility condition is proved. In the presence of weak rigidity the elastic schemes here defined lead (assuming ..mu..not =0) to the Born-rigidity condition.

del Olmo, V.; Olivert, J.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Fundamental solutions for isotropic size-dependent couple stress elasticity  

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Fundamental solutions for two- and three-dimensional linear isotropic size-dependent couple stress elasticity are derived, based upon the decomposition of displacement fields into dilatational and solenoidal components. While several fundamental solutions have appeared previously in the literature, the present version is for the newly developed fully determinate couple stress theory. Within this theory, the couple stress tensor is skewsymmetrical and thus possesses vectorial character. The present derivation provides solutions for infinite domains of elastic materials under the influence of unit concentrated forces and couples. Unlike all previous work, unique solutions for displacements, rotations, force-stresses and couple-stresses are established, along with the corresponding force-tractions and couple-tractions. These fundamental solutions are central in analysis methods based on Green's functions for infinite domains and are required as kernels in the corresponding boundary integral formulations for size-dependent couple stress elastic materials.

Ali R. Hadjesfandiari; Gary F. Dargush

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

178

Assembly of body wall muscle and muscle cell attachment structures in Caenorhabditis elegans  

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Abstract. C. Elegans has four muscle quadrants that are used for locomotion. Contraction is converted to locomotion because muscle cells are anchored to the cuticle (the outer covering of the worm) by a specialized basement membrane and hemidesmosome structures in the hypodermis (a cellular syncytium that covers the worm and secretes the cuticle). To study muscle assembly, we have used antibodies to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of muscle and attachment structure components in wild-type and mutant C. elegans embryos. Myofibrillar components are first observed diffusely distributed in the muscle cells, and are expressed in some dividing cells. Later, the components accumulate at the membrane adjacent to the hypodermis where the sarcomeres will form,

Michelle Coutu Hresko; Benjamin D. Williams; Robert H. Waterston

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Persistent spin currents in an elastic Landau system  

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We consider a neutral particle with permanent magnetic dipole moment in an elastic medium with the presence of a uniform distribution of screw dislocations interacting with a radial electric field. We show that the uniform distribution of dislocations plays the role of an effective uniform magnetic field, and obtain a spectrum of energy which depends on the Aharonov-Casher geometric phase [Y. Aharonov and A. Casher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 319 (1984)]. Moreover, from the dependence of energy levels on the Aharonov-Casher geometric phase, we calculate the persistent spin currents in this elastic Landau system.

K. Bakke; C. Furtado

2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

180

Quasi-Elastic Scattering in MINERvA  

SciTech Connect

Determination of the quasi-elastic scattering cross-section over a broad range of neutrino energies, nuclear targets and Q{sup 2} is a primary goal of the MINERvA experiment. We present preliminary comparisons of data and simulation in a sample rich in {nu}-bar{sub {mu}}p{yields}{mu}{sup +}n events from approximately one eighth of the total {nu}-bar events collected by MINERvA to date. We discuss future plans for quasi-elastic analyses in MINERvA.

McFarland, Kevin S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States) and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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181

First-principles elastic properties of (alpha)-Pu  

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Density-functional electronic structure calculations have been used to investigate the ambient pressure and low temperature elastic properties of the ground-state {alpha} phase of plutonium metal. The electronic structure and correlation effects are modeled within a fully relativistic anti-ferromagnetic treatment with a generalized gradient approximation for the electron exchange and correlation functionals. The 13 independent elastic constants, for the monoclinic {alpha}-Pu system, are calculated for the observed geometry. A comparison of the results with measured data from resonant ultrasound spectroscopy for a cast sample is made.

Soderlind, P; Klepeis, J E

2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

182

Accurate hydrogen depth profiling by reflection elastic recoil detection analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A technique to convert reflection elastic recoil detection analysis spectra to depth profiles, the channel-depth conversion, was introduced by Verda, et al [1]. But the channel-depth conversion does not correct for energy spread, the unwanted broadening in the energy of the spectra, which can lead to errors in depth profiling. A work in progress introduces a technique that corrects for energy spread in elastic recoil detection analysis spectra, the energy spread correction [2]. Together, the energy spread correction and the channel-depth conversion comprise an accurate and convenient hydrogen depth profiling method.

Verda, R. D. (Raymond D.); Tesmer, Joseph R.; Nastasi, Michael Anthony,; Bower, R. W. (Robert W.)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

ELASTIC-WAVEFIELD SEISMIC STRATIGRAPHY: A NEW SEISMIC IMAGING TECHNOLOGY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The focus of elastic-wavefield seismic stratigraphy research shifted from onshore prospects to marine environments during this report period. Four-component ocean-bottom-cable (4-C OBC) seismic data acquired in water depths of 2400 to 2500 feet across Green Canyon Block 237 in the Gulf of Mexico were processed and analyzed. The P-P and P-SV images of strata immediately below the seafloor exhibit amazing differences in P-P and P-SV seismic facies. These data may be one of the classic examples of the basic concepts of elastic-wavefield seismic stratigraphy.

Bob A. Hardage

2004-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

184

Elastic-scattering measurement of the negative-pion radius  

SciTech Connect

A new measurement of the elastic scattering of 250-GeV/c negative pions by electrons provides form-factor results from 0.0368 = 0.439 +- 0.030 fm/sup 2/ or /sup 1/2/ = 0.663 +- 0.023 fm. Comparisons are made with previous elastic-scattering experiments as well as with results obtained from electroproduction experiments, e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation experiments, and phenomenological analyses.

Dally, E.B.; Hauptman, J.M.; Kubic, J.

1982-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

185

Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of Years of CO2 Emissions |  

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

Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of Years of CO2 Emissions Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of Years of CO2 Emissions Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of Years of CO2 Emissions November 16, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Geologic capacity exists to permanently store hundreds of years of regional carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in nine states stretching from Indiana to New Jersey, according to injection field tests conducted by the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP). MRCSP's just-released Phase II final report indicates the region has likely total storage of 245.5 billion metric tons of CO2, mostly in deep saline rock formations, a large capacity compared to present day emissions. While distributed sources such as agriculture, transportation, and home heating account for a significant amount of CO2 emissions in the MRCSP

186

Geek-Up[08.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Technology  

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

Geek-Up[08.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Geek-Up[08.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Technology and the 1918 El Niño Geek-Up[08.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Technology and the 1918 El Niño August 27, 2010 - 5:21pm Addthis Blue flame generated by natural gas. Blue flame generated by natural gas. Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs With the opening of a new IKEA in suburban Denver slated for fall 2011, Coloradans can expect more than affordable home furnishings: the Centennial store will be the first IKEA to be built with geothermal heating and cooling. The retailers have partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to study and demonstrate the advantages of a geothermal heating system. By

187

Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Domestic  

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

Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Domestic Oil Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Domestic Oil May 10, 2013 - 11:38am Addthis Learn more about how the Office of Fossil Energy's carbon capture, utilization and storage program is benefiting the economy and the environment. Acting Assistant Secretary Smith Acting Assistant Secretary Smith Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy What does this project do? More than 90% of the CO2 at the facility (approx. 1M metric tons of CO2 per year) will be delivered for sequestration and enhanced oil recovery. Oil production at a Texas oil field will increase from 1.6 to 3.1 million barrels annually, and the CO2 will be stored underground.

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Geek-Up[08.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Technology  

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

8.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle 8.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Technology and the 1918 El Niño Geek-Up[08.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Technology and the 1918 El Niño August 27, 2010 - 5:21pm Addthis Blue flame generated by natural gas. Blue flame generated by natural gas. Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs With the opening of a new IKEA in suburban Denver slated for fall 2011, Coloradans can expect more than affordable home furnishings: the Centennial store will be the first IKEA to be built with geothermal heating and cooling. The retailers have partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to study and demonstrate the advantages of a geothermal heating system. By

189

Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A proposal to store unsteady energy in potential energy via lifting masses with a rough quantitative overview. Some applications and methods to harvest the potential energy are also given. A focus is put on photovoltaically generated energy.

Kutz, Nadja

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A proposal to store unsteady energy in potential energy via lifting masses with a rough quantitative overview. Some applications and methods to harvest the potential energy are also given. A focus is put on photovoltaically generated energy.

Nadja Kutz

2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

191

Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores--50% Energy Savings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report provides recommendations that architects, designers, contractors, developers, owners, and lessees of grocery store buildings can use to achieve whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.

Hale, E. T.; Macumber, D. L.; Long, N. L.; Griffith, B. T.; Benne, K. S.; Pless, S. D.; Torcellini, P. A.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What is going to happen to the uranium hexafluoride stored in...  

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What is going to happen to the uranium hexafluoride stored in the United States? The DOE has been evaluating the alternative strategies for long-term management and use of the...

193

Keeping mom and pop fresh : strategies for getting produce into corner stores  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Availability of fresh, healthy produce for low-income people is a growing concern for advocates and public officials concerned with health disparities and diet-related disease. Healthy corner store conversions are a promising ...

Hadwin, Angela J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Geek-Up[08.27.10] -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle...  

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

Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Geek-Up08.27.10 -- Geothermal Stores, Graphene Loops, Nozzle Technology and the 1918 El Nio Geek-Up08.27.10 --...

195

How much spent (used) fuel is stored at U.S. nuclear power plants ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

How much spent (used) fuel is stored at U.S. nuclear power plants? In 2002, the most recent year for which EIA has data, there were 161,662 fuel assemblies, or 46,268 ...

196

Experimental evaluation of the in-plane seismic behavior of store-front window systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

J. , (1960). Behavior of window panels under in-planeC. , (1997). Behavior of window glass panels duringBehavior of Store-front Window Systems A thesis submitted in

Eva, Charles Almond

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Home, Home (Video) on the Range: Reflections on Small-Town Video Stores in 2010  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I traveled through Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska,customers. A store owner in Idaho said that “it is morerent the artsy stuff” in Idaho. “The trashier people rent

Herbert, Daniel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

OceanStore: an architecture for global-scale persistent storage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

OceanStore is a utility infrastructure designed to span the globe and provide continuous access to persistent information. Since this infrastructure is comprised of untrusted servers, data is protected through redundancy and cryptographic techniques. ...

John Kubiatowicz; David Bindel; Yan Chen; Steven Czerwinski; Patrick Eaton; Dennis Geels; Ramakrishan Gummadi; Sean Rhea; Hakim Weatherspoon; Westley Weimer; Chris Wells; Ben Zhao

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OceanStore: an architecture for global-scale persistent storage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

OceanStore is a utility infrastructure designed to span the globe and provide continuous access to persistent information. Since this infrastructure is comprised of untrusted servers, data is protected through redundancy and cryptographic techniques. ...

John Kubiatowicz; David Bindel; Yan Chen; Steven Czerwinski; Patrick Eaton; Dennis Geels; Ramakrishna Gummadi; Sean Rhea; Hakim Weatherspoon; Chris Wells; Ben Zhao

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Control of acoustics and store separation in a cavity in supersonic flow  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The supersonic flight community is currently faced with two cavity-under-cross-flow related problems, one being the high noise levels inside the cavity and the other being the return of a store into the cavity after being ...

Sahoo, Debashis, 1976-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Feed and Farm Supply Store Managers' Perceptions of Employee Training as a Contributor to Competitive Advantage  

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The purpose of this study was to assess the perception held by managers of feed and farm supply stores in Texas regarding the contribution of employee training to the competitiveness of the firm, determine if managers of feed and farm supply stores perceive that employee training can improve their competitive strength, and to determine if they will invest in employee training in order to gain a competitive advantage. The objectives of this study include: describe the operating environment of feed and farm supply stores in Texas; describe feed and farm supply store managers? perception of employee training?s contribution to their firm?s competitive advantage; identify barriers to employee training in feed and farm supply stores; determine Internet availability and potential use for employee training in feed and farm supply stores; and describe the willingness of feed and farm supply store managers to engage in employee training delivered via the Internet. This study employed a descriptive and correlational research design. A selfadministered questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample frame of 305 feed and farm supply stores randomly selected from 1,487 stores in Texas. These stores operate in a demanding, competitive environment that is changing at a rapid pace. They perceive that employee training improves customer satisfaction, contributes to business growth, improves productivity, and increases profits. The skills needed by their employees are increasing and they need training in sales, communication skills, technical knowledge, time management, retail merchandising, marketing, and business management to help the business stay competitive. Barriers to training include not being able to see immediate results, cost, difficulties created when key employees are not on the job, travel distances to attend training, and a lack of training programs relevant to their needs. Over 80 percent of these stores have both computers and Internet access. Managers will allow employees to use these resources for training purposes, encourage participation in online training, and allow their employees to participate in training during business hours. It is recommended that Internet based training programs be developed in sales, communication skills, technical knowledge, time management, retail merchandising, and business management for these small agribusinesses.

Springfield, Henry C., III

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

A State-of-the-Art Assessment of Zero Net Energy Grocery and Convenience Stores  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Governmental policies worldwide are targeting zero net energy (ZNE) buildings. At the forefront of this drive is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of California. This report presents pathways to attain ZNE grocery stores by combining energy efficiency and renewable energy generation in various climates. Hundreds of efficiency measures covering refrigeration, HVAC, lighting, and building envelope were evaluated to determine how to develop cost-effective ZNE grocery stores. The report ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

203

Technology Assessment and Application Guide for an Active Voltage Conditioner with Storage Option (AVC-Store)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes and documents the construction, performance, and application of an active voltage conditioner (AVC) with energy storage. The system8211called the AVC-Store8211is manufactured by Vectek in Napier, New Zealand. Composed of a novel power electronics module, the system is organized to mitigate voltage sags, phase shift, and outages. This report describes the various subsystems within the AVC-Store, its operation, results of characterization tests, and issues related to its application a...

2006-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

204

An Analysis of Energy Consumption in Grocery Stores in a Hot and Humid Climate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The intent of this study was to investigate the efficient use of energy by developing an energy efficient grocery store combined with cogeneration. This study demonstrated the potential to reduce the energy use in buildings, by implementing a decentralized source of energy generation that allowed for the use of a portion of the energy generated to be shared across building boundaries. This study considered a high energy use building such as a grocery store to be a part of a residential community, which could potentially participate in the sharing of energy across building boundaries. To better utilize energy resources the study proposed the implementation of a cogeneration facility to supply energy primarily to the store. Surplus energy generated by this cogeneration system was then shared with the requirements of the surrounding residential community. Finally, in order to better account for energy consumption of these buildings both site and source energy was considered. The study focused on hot and humid climates. This study was presented in two parts: Analyzing conventional grocery store systems to determine the maximum savings possible; and examining the option of co-generation systems to provide power to grocery stores and a portion of the community in order to reduce source energy use for the grocery store and a portion of the surrounding community. Source energy savings were in the range of 47% to 54% depending on the energy efficiency measures selected and the cogeneration configuration determined in the grocery store. Economic payback periods in the range of 4 to 7 years (time until zero net present value) were observed. The selection of appropriate options was narrowed down to two options that utilized more thermal energy within the boundaries of the store and generated more amount of surplus energy to be absorbed by the neighboring residential buildings.

Mukhopadhyay, Jaya

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

"Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Errata "Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics" Archive tensor. They differ by a trivial conservation law z~a- S=/~(Vu r- (V'u) I), where "trivial" means conservation laws introduced on page 139, 4 = EHmBlm') (**) How does this affect the results in the paper

Olver, Peter

206

Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics PETER J. OLVER conservation laws. The importance of this quantity was demonstrated in its rediscovery and use by RICE [19 symmetries and conservation laws had been available since 1918, [14]. Be that as it may, the elementary

Olver, Peter

207

On dual conservation laws in planar elasticity Shaofan Li *  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On dual conservation laws in planar elasticity Shaofan Li * Department of Civil and Environmental form 11 December 2003; accepted 30 January 2004 Abstract Dual conservation laws of linear planar generalized symmetry transformation or Lie­Backlund transformation, a class of new dual conservation laws

Li, Shaofan

208

On a class of inverse electrostatic and elasticity problems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the inverse electrostatic and elasticity problems associated with Poisson and Navier equations. The uniqueness of solutions of these problems is proved for piecewise constant electric charge and internal stress distributions having a checkered structure: they are constant on rectangular blocks. Such distributions appear naturally in practical applications. We also discuss computational challenges arising in the numerical implementation of our method.

Andrei Artemev; Leonid Parnovski; Iosif Polterovich

2012-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

209

Neutron-deuteron elastic scattering and three-nucleon force  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The differential cross section for neutron-deuteron elastic scattering was measured at six angles over the center-of-mass angular range 65? - 1300? and incident neutron energies 140 - 240 MeV at the LANSCE/WNR facility of ...

Chtangeev, Maxim B

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Elastic approximation for a solar parabolic February 29, 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Elastic approximation for a solar parabolic trough February 29, 2012 Gang Xiao (University of Nice, France) Abstract For the production of the reective surface of a solar parabolic trough concentrator energy solutions. Introduction A parabolic trough [8] is a concentrating solar thermal energy collector

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

211

Provisioning Virtual Resources Adaptively in Elastic Compute Cloud Platforms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Provisioning Virtual machines on demand is significant in elastic compute cloud for reliable service delivery. The importance and major difficulty lies in satisfying the conflicting objectives of satisfying contracted service level agreement while lowering ... Keywords: Dynamic Resource Provision, Multi-Tier Applications, Virtual Machines, Virtualized Cloud Platform

Fan Zhang; Junwei Cao; Hong Cai; Cheng Wu

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Neutron Form Factor from Neutrino-Nucleus Coherent Elastic Scattering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze the prospect of measuring the neutron form factor of a nucleus through the detection of neutrino-nucleus coherent elastic scattering. We predict numbers of events in a liquid noble nuclear recoil detector at a stopped pion neutrino source. We discuss the precision required to distinguish between different theoretical models for the form factor.

Philip S. Amanik; Gail C. McLaughlin

2007-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

213

Drop Formation and Breakup of Low Viscosity Elastic Fluids: Effects of Molecular Weight and Concentration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The dynamics of drop formation and pinch-off have been investigated for a series of low viscosity elastic fluids possessing similar shear viscosities, but differing substantially in elastic properties. On initial approach ...

Tirtaatmadja, Viyada

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

214

Efficient control of series elastic actuators through the exploitation of resonant modes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis explores the efficiency potential inherent to series elastic actuators during oscillatory tasks. Series elastic actuators have a spring intentionally placed at the actuator output that provides good force ...

Albert, Kevin B. (Kevin Bjorn)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

D. and R. Rao. Effect of Price on the Demand for Durables:1997 Tellis, G. The Price Elasticity of Selective Demand: A1997 4 G. Tellis. "The Price Elasticity of Selective Demand:

Dale, Larry

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Dynamic muscle fatigue detection using self-organizing maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wavelets are used for the processing of signals that are non-stationary and time varying. The electromyogram (EMG) contains transient signals related to muscle activity. Wavelet coefficients are proposed as features for identifying muscle fatigue. By ... Keywords: Biomedical signal processing, Comfort, EMG, Muscle fatigue, Neural networks, Self-organizing maps, Transient signal, Visualization, Wavelets

Dimitrios Moshou; Ivo Hostens; George Papaioannou; Herman Ramon

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Efficient provisioning of bursty scientific workloads on the cloud using adaptive elasticity control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elasticity is the ability of a cloud infrastructure to dynamically change the amount of resources allocated to a running service as load changes. We build an autonomous elasticity controller that changes the number of virtual machines allocated to a ... Keywords: cloud computing, elasticity, proportional control

Ahmed Ali-Eldin; Maria Kihl; Johan Tordsson; Erik Elmroth

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

MSAT-A new toolkit for the analysis of elastic and seismic anisotropy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design and content of MSAT, a new Matlab toolkit for the study and analysis of seismic and elastic anisotropy, is described. Along with a brief introduction to the basic theory of anisotropic elasticity and a guide to the functions provided by the ... Keywords: Anisotropy, Elasticity, MATLAB, Seismology, Shear-wave splitting

Andrew M. Walker; James Wookey

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Elastic parabolic equation solutions for underwater acoustic problems using seismic sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Elastic parabolic equation solutions for underwater acoustic problems using seismic sources Scott D theoretic methods, and attempts to model them with fluid-bottom parabolic equation solu- tions suggest between elastic and acoustic waves, current elastic parabolic equation solutions must be modified to allow

220

Bonding in hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride films investigated H NMR spectroscopy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bonding in hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride films investigated using 15 N, 13 C, and 1 H Received 14 February 2003; published 5 November 2003 The nitrogen bonding in hard and elastic amorphous substrates at 300 °C. Nanoindentation tests revealed an elastic recovery of 80%, a hardness of 5 GPa

Reilly, Anne

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In-situ fault detection apparatus and method for an encased energy storing device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for detecting a breach in an electrically insulating surface of an electrically conductive power system enclosure within which a number of series connected energy storing devices are disposed. The energy storing devices disposed in the enclosure are connected to a series power connection. A detector is coupled to the series connection and detects a change of state in a test signal derived from the series connected energy storing devices. The detector detects a breach in the insulating layer of the enclosure by detecting a state change in the test signal from a nominal state to a non-nominal state. A voltage detector detects a state change of the test signals from a nominal state, represented by a voltage of a selected end energy storing device, to a non-nominal state, represented by a voltage that substantially exceeds the voltage of the selected opposing end energy storing device. Alternatively, the detector may comprise a signal generator that produces the test signal as a time-varying or modulated test signal and injects the test signal into the series connection. The detector detects the state change of the time-varying or modulated test signal from a nominal state, represented by a signal substantially equivalent to the test signal, to a non-nominal state, representative by an absence of the test signal.

Hagen, Ronald A. (Stillwater, MN); Comte, Christophe (Montreal, CA); Knudson, Orlin B. (Vadnais Heights, MN); Rosenthal, Brian (Stillwater, MN); Rouillard, Jean (Saint-Luc, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Fuel Substitution Elasticities final.docx  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Fuel Competition in Power Generation Fuel Competition in Power Generation and Elasticities of Substitution June 2012 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Fuel Competition in Power Generation and Elasticities of Substitution i This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or

223

Spin Effects in High Energy Hadron Elastic Scattering  

SciTech Connect

The interference of the electromagnetic spin-flip amplitude with a hadronic spin-nonflip amplitude in elastic scattering leads to significant spin dependencies at very low momentum transfer t. Recent results on AN and ANN in polarized proton-proton elastic scattering at very low t using a polarized atomic hydrogen gas jet target and the 100 GeV/c polarized proton beam are at RHIC are presented. Our AN pp data are well described with the electromagnetic spin-flip alone and do not support the presence of a large hadronic spin-flip amplitude. The double spin asymmetry ANN is found to be consistent with zero over the whole measured t range, indicating that double spin-flip amplitudes do not play a role in this kinematical region.

Bravar, Alessandro [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

2006-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

224

Elastic properties of Pu metal and Pu-Ga alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present elastic properties, theoretical and experimental, of Pu metal and Pu-Ga ({delta}) alloys together with ab initio equilibrium equation-of-state for these systems. For the theoretical treatment we employ density-functional theory in conjunction with spin-orbit coupling and orbital polarization for the metal and coherent-potential approximation for the alloys. Pu and Pu-Ga alloys are also investigated experimentally using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. We show that orbital correlations become more important proceeding from {alpha} {yields} {beta} {yields} {gamma} plutonium, thus suggesting increasing f-electron correlation (localization). For the {delta}-Pu-Ga alloys we find a softening with larger Ga content, i.e., atomic volume, bulk modulus, and elastic constants, suggest a weakened chemical bonding with addition of Ga. Our measurements confirm qualitatively the theory but uncertainties remain when comparing the model with experiments.

Soderlind, P; Landa, A; Klepeis, J E; Suzuki, Y; Migliori, A

2010-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

225

Heat transfer between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces  

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We study the heat transfer between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces. We include both the heat transfer from the area of real contact, and the heat transfer between the surfaces in the noncontact regions. We apply a recently developed contact mechanics theory, which accounts for the hierarchical nature of the contact between solids with roughness on many different length scales. For elastic contact, at the highest (atomic) resolution the area of real contact typically consists of atomic (nanometer) sized regions, and we discuss the implications of this for the heat transfer. For solids with very smooth surfaces, as is typical in many modern engineering applications, the interfacial separation in the non-contact regions will be very small, and for this case we show the importance of the radiative heat transfer associated with the evanescent electromagnetic waves which exist outside of all bodies.

B. N. J. Persson; B. Lorenz; A. I. Volokitin

2009-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Internal states of model isotropic granular packings. III. Elastic properties  

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In this third and final paper of a series, elastic properties of numerically simulated isotropic packings of spherical beads assembled by different procedures and subjected to a varying confining pressure P are investigated. In addition P, which determines the stiffness of contacts by Hertz's law, elastic moduli are chiefly sensitive to the coordination number, the possible values of which are not necessarily correlated with the density. Comparisons of numerical and experimental results for glass beads in the 10kPa-10MPa range reveal similar differences between dry samples compacted by vibrations and lubricated packings. The greater stiffness of the latter, in spite of their lower density, can hence be attributed to a larger coordination number. Voigt and Reuss bounds bracket bulk modulus B accurately, but simple estimation schemes fail for shear modulus G, especially in poorly coordinated configurations under low P. Tenuous, fragile networks respond differently to changes in load direction, as compared to lo...

Agnolin, Ivana

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing Industry's Carbon Dioxide in Real Time | U.S. DOE Office of Science  

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Storing Industry's Storing Industry's Carbon Dioxide in Real Time Laboratory Policy and Evaluation (LPE) LPE Home Staff M&O Contracts SC Laboratory Appraisal Process Laboratory Planning Process Work for Others in the Office of Science Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) DOE's Philosophy on LDRD Frequently Asked Questions Success Stories Brochures Additional Information LDRD Program Contacts Technology Transfer DOE National Laboratories Contact Information Laboratory Policy and Evaluation U.S. Department of Energy SC-32/Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5447 F: (202) 586-3119 Success Stories Storing Industry's Carbon Dioxide in Real Time Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page PNNL researchers are developing new instruments that provide a first live

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EIS-0277: Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored  

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77: Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy 77: Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site EIS-0277: Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site SUMMARY This EIS evaluates the potential alternatives and impacts associated with a proposal to process certain plutonium residues and all of the scrub alloy currently stored at Rocky Flats. While ongoing stabilization activities at Rocky Flats are addressing immediate health and safety concerns associated with existing storage conditions, the indefinite storage of these materials, even after stabilization, would continue to present health and safety concerns that could only be eliminated by disposal or other disposition of the materials. Thus, this

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NETL: News Release - Energy Department to Study New Ways to Capture, Store  

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Energy Department to Study New Ways To Capture, Store Greenhouse Gases Energy Department to Study New Ways To Capture, Store Greenhouse Gases New Projects Follow President Bush's Endorsement Of Carbon Sequestration in Climate Change Policy WASHINGTON, DC - With President Bush citing the promise of new cutting-edge technology as a way to counter the buildup of greenhouse gases, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy will help co-fund eight new exploratory projects to study ways to capture and store carbon gases. The eight projects emerged from a nationwide competition that attracted 62 proposals from private companies, universities, local governments, and environmental organizations. The winning proposals came from BP, Alstom Power, Praxair, Consol, Dakota Gasification, Advanced Resources International, The Nature Conservancy, and Yolo County, California.

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The Energy General Store, sunscreen production and sales: A business plan for Tucson Urban League  

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The Tucson Urban League, in an effort to reduce its dependence on federal grants for the operation of community programs, proposes to establish a profit-making component of the agency which has been named Park Avenue Enterprises. Initially, Park Avenue Enterprises will consist of three divisions: Wood Unlimited, Weatherization-Home Repair, and The Energy General Store. Wood Unlimited will market, fabricate, and install wood products including cabinets, pallets, crates, and other custom items. The Weatherization-Home Repair division of PAE will be labor intensive and designed to provide unique energy-saving services. Finally, The Energy General Store division of PAE will provide goods and services conducive to principles of energy conservation: sunscreens, low-flow showerheads, energy-efficient light bulbs, toilet tank insert, and other conservation items. The Energy General Store is also planned to be a resource for information and ideas in energy and water conservation. This plan will use sunscreen production and marketing as its focus.

Clarke, R.; Goldberg, A.; Johnson, C.; Robinson, M.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data | OpenEI Community  

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NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data Home > Blogs > Graham7781's blog Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 26 June, 2013 - 09:17 campus databus energy meter data NREL OpenEI Tool The Energy Databus began as a project aimed at addressing campus energy consumption and tracking issues at NREL. Now, with the ability to store large amounts of data, some of which measured by the second, along with rich functionality, the open-source software tool could offer the same solutions to many facilities. From a single building to a large military base or college campus, the Databus tool has the ability to handle many different size campuses. The software allows you to take meter data, often spread out around campus, record it and make sense of it.

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Source: Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85 and Other Ethanol Blends.  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

A1: Tank Manufacturer Compatibility with Ethanol Blends. September 2013. A1: Tank Manufacturer Compatibility with Ethanol Blends. September 2013. Tank Manufacturer Compatibility with Ethanol Blends Manufacturer Compatibility Statement Fiberglass 1 Containment Solutions Tanks manufactured after January 1, 1995 are all compatible with ethanol blends up to 100% (E100) (UL Listed) Owens Corning Single Wall Tanks Tanks manufactured between 1965 and 1994 are approved to store up to 10% ethanol (E10) Double Wall Tanks Tanks manufactured between 1965 and July 1, 1990 are approved to store up to 10% ethanol (E10) Tanks manufactured between July 2, 1990 and December 31, 1994 were warrantied to store any ethanol blend Xerxes Single Wall Tanks Tanks manufactured prior to 1981 are not compatible with ethanol blends Tanks manufactured from February 1981 through June 2005 are

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Elasticities of Electricity Demand in Urban Indian Households  

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Energy demand, and in particular electricity demand in India has been growing at a very rapid rate over the last decade. Given, current trends in population growth, industrialisation, urbanisation, modernisation and income growth, electricity consumption is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades as well. Tariff reforms could play a potentially important role as a demand side management tool in India. However, the effects of any price revisions on consumption will depend on the price elasticity of demand for electricity. In the past, electricity demand studies for India published in international journals have been based on aggregate macro data at the country or sub-national / state level. In this paper, price and income elasticities of electricity demand in the residential sector of all urban areas of India are estimated for the first time using disaggregate level survey data for over thirty thousand households. Three electricity demand functions have been estimated using monthly data for the following seasons: winter, monsoon and summer. The results show electricity demand is income and price inelastic in all three seasons, and that household, demographic and geographical variables are important in determining electricity demand, something that is not possible to determine using aggregate macro models alone. Key Words Residential electricity demand, price elasticity, income elasticity Short Title Electricity demand in Indian households Acknowledgements: The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the National Sample Survey Organisation, Department of Statistics of the Government of India, for making available to us the unit level, household survey data. We would also like to thank Prof. Daniel Spreng for his support of our research. 2 1.

Shonali Pachauri

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutral Current Elastic Interactions in MiniBooNE  

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Neutral Current Elastic (NCE) interactions in MiniBooNE are discussed. In the neutrino mode MiniBooNE reported: the flux averaged NCE differential cross section as a function of four-momentum transferred squared, an axial mass (M{sub A}) measurement, and a measurement of the strange quark spin content of the nucleon, {Delta}s. In the antineutrino mode we present the background-subtracted data which is compared with the Monte Carlo predictions.

Dharmapalan, Ranjan; /Alabama U.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 13: Retail Stores | ENERGY STAR  

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3: Retail Stores 3: Retail Stores Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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DataTrends: Energy Use in Retail Stores | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Retail Stores Retail Stores Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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ENERGY STAR Score for Retail Stores | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Retail Stores Retail Stores Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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Store-Independent Activation of Orai1 by SPCA2 in Mammary Tumors  

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Store-Independent Activation of Orai1 by SPCA2 in Mammary Tumors Mingye Feng,1 Desma M. Grice,3 in cytosolic Ca2+ trigger events critical for tumorigenesis, such as cellular motility, proliferation activity of SPCA2. Binding of the SPCA2 amino terminus to Orai1 enabled access of its carboxyl terminus

Kenny, Paraic

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Research on operating parameters and energy consumption of cold store based on rough set theory  

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Rough set theory is applied to analyze the energy consumption of an industrial cold storage facility for the first time. The features of rough set theory in data extraction are analyzed. The operating parameters collected in a sample refrigerating plant ... Keywords: cold store, energy consumption, operating parameters, rough set

Jianyi Zhang; Ying Xu; Fei Chen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Copyright 2009, The Ohio State University Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Strawberries--page 1  

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in the refrigerator immediately. Just before serving, wash them in gently flowing· coldwaterinacolander to the many variables, such as moisture con- tent, size, and variety, it is impossible to give specific temperature for 24 hours or until jam has set. Store uncooked jams in refrigerator or freezer. They can

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Check before storing: what is the performance price of content integrity verification in LRU caching?  

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In some network and application scenarios, it is useful to cache content in network nodes on the fly, at line rate. Resilience of in-network caches can be improved by guaranteeing that all content therein stored is valid. Digital signatures could be ... Keywords: caching, digital signatures, information centric networks, performance modeling

Giuseppe Bianchi, Andrea Detti, Alberto Caponi, Nicola Blefari Melazzi

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Service design determinants for user value design: online store case study  

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Understanding user value creation is an important part of service design; however, creating value for users is rarely an easy task. Going beyond likes and dislikes into the motivations behind the use requires specific approaches and methods. The present ... Keywords: case study, consumer services, online store, prototyping, service concept design, service design determinants, user-centred design, value

Sampo Teräs; Mari Mäkelä

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Mechanisms for File Systems Using Non-Volatile Memory as a Metadata Store  

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itself. Write-protected data structures are used in the context of database management systems to limit of write protection. Figure 4 contains the structures required to maintain filesystem metadata integrity, the log and its supporting structures are stored in the protected region of MRAM along with the file

Miller, Ethan L.

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POSIX file store in Z/Eves: An experiment in the verified software repository  

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We present results from the second pilot project in the international Verification Grand Challenge: a formally verified specification of a POSIX-compliant file store using the Z/Eves theorem prover. The project's overall objective is to build a verified ... Keywords: File systems, Flash memory, Grand challenge, POSIX, Theorem proving, Verification

Leo Freitas; Jim Woodcock; Zheng Fu

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Trough Organic Rankine Electricity System (STORES) Stage 1: Power Plant Optimization and Economics; November 2000 -- May 2005  

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Report regarding a Stage 1 Study to further develop the concept of the Solar Trough Organic Rankine Cycle Electricity Systems (STORES).

Prabhu, E.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Studying neutrino oscillations using quasi-elastic events in MINOS  

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MINOS (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search), is a long baseline neutrino experiment designed to search for neutrino oscillations using two detectors at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL (Near Detector) and Soudan, MN (Far Detector). It will study {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub {tau}} oscillations and make a measurement on the oscillation parameters, {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23}, via a {nu}{sub {mu}} beam made at Fermilab. Charge current neutrino interactions in the MINOS detectors are of three types: quasi-elastic scattering (QEL), resonance scattering (RES) and deep inelastic scattering (DIS). Of these, quasi-elastic scattering leaves the cleanest signal with just one {mu} and one proton in the final state, thus rendering the reconstruction of the neutrino energy more accurate. This thesis will outline a method to separate QEL events from the others in the two detectors and perform a calculation of {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23} using those events. The period under consideration was May 2005 to February 2006. The number of observed quasi-elastic events with energies below 10 GeV was 29, where the expected number was 60 {+-} 3. A fit to the energy distribution of these events gives {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} = 2.91{sub -0.53}{sup +0.49}(stat){sub -0.09}{sup +0.08}(sys) x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23} = 0.990{sub -0.180}(stat){sub -0.030}(sys).

Kumaratunga, Sujeewa Terasita; /Minnesota U.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of the thermodynamics of elastic, crystalline materials  

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The thermodynamic behaviors of multicomponent, elastic, crystalline solids under stress and electro-magnetic fields are developed, including the extension of Euler�s equation, Gibbs equation, Gibbs-Duhem equation, the conditions to be expected at equilibrium, and an extension of the Gibbs phase rule. The predictions of this new phase rule are compared with experimental observations. The stress deformation behaviors of the single martensitic crystal with and without magnetic fields were studied with the stress deformation equation derived by Slattery and Si (2005). One coherent interfacial condition between two martensitic variants was developed and used as one boundary condition of the problem. The dynamic magnetic actuation process of the single crystal actuator was analyzed. The extension velocity and the actuation time of the single crystal actuator are predicted. The relationship between the external stress and the extension velocity and the actuation time with the presence of a large external magnetic field was studied. The extended Gibbs-Duhem equation and Slattery-Lagoudas stress-deformation expression for crystalline solids was used. Interfacial constraints on the elastic portion of stress for crystalline-crystalline interfaces and crystalline-fluids or crystallineamorphous solids interfaces were derived and tested by the oxidation on the exterior of a circular cylinder, one-sided and two-sided oxidation of a plate. An experiment for measuring solid-solid interface surface energies was designed and the silicon-silicon dioxide surface energy was estimated. A new generalized Clausius-Clapeyron equation has been derived for elastic crystalline solids as well as fluids and amorphous solids. Special cases are pertinent to coherent interfaces as well as the latent heat of transformation.

Si, Xiuhua

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integral identities for a semi-infinite interfacial crack in 2D and 3D elasticity  

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The paper is concerned with the problem of a semi-infinite crack at the interface between two dissimilar elastic half-spaces, loaded by a general asymmetrical system of forces distributed along the crack faces. On the basis of the weight function approach and the fundamental reciprocal identity (Betti formula), we formulate the elasticity problem in terms of singular integral equations relating the applied loading and the resulting crack opening. Such formulation is fundamental in the theory of elasticity and extensively used to solve several problems in linear elastic fracture mechanics (for instance various classic crack problems in homogeneous and heterogeneous media). This formulation is also crucial in important recent multiphysics applications, where the elastic problem is coupled with other concurrent physical phenomena. A paradigmatic example is hydraulic fracturing, where the elasticity equations are coupled with fluid dynamics.

Andrea Piccolroaz; Gennady Mishuris

2011-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Integral identities for a semi-infinite interfacial crack in 2D and 3D elasticity  

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The paper is concerned with the problem of a semi-infinite crack at the interface between two dissimilar elastic half-spaces, loaded by a general asymmetrical system of forces distributed along the crack faces. On the basis of the weight function approach and the fundamental reciprocal identity (Betti formula), we formulate the elasticity problem in terms of singular integral equations relating the applied loading and the resulting crack opening. Such formulation is fundamental in the theory of elasticity and extensively used to solve several problems in linear elastic fracture mechanics (for instance various classic crack problems in homogeneous and heterogeneous media). This formulation is also crucial in important recent multiphysics applications, where the elastic problem is coupled with other concurrent physical phenomena. A paradigmatic example is hydraulic fracturing, where the elasticity equations are coupled with fluid dynamics.

Piccolroaz, Andrea

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining the Relationship between Body Work and Muscle Dysmorphia Symptoms.  

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??The purpose of this study was to investigate whether men with a large amount of Muscle Dysmorphia symptoms had a more favorable outlook and opinion… (more)

Reynolds, Katharine J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Skeletal muscle biomechanics drives intramuscular transport of locally delivered drugs  

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Introduction: Effective local drug delivery to contractile tissues such as skeletal muscle requires a thorough understanding of the impact of mechanical loads on intramuscular pharmacokinetics. Current preparations for ...

Wu, Peter I-Kung

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Massless Dirac equation as a special case of Cosserat elasticity  

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We suggest an alternative mathematical model for the massless neutrino. Consider an elastic continuum in 3-dimensional Euclidean space and assume that points of this continuum can experience no displacements, only rotations. This framework is a special case of the so-called Cosserat theory of elasticity. Rotations of points of the continuum are described by attaching to each point an orthonormal basis which gives a field of orthonormal bases called the coframe. As the dynamical variables (unknowns) of our theory we choose a coframe and a density. We write down a potential energy which is conformally invariant and then incorporate time in the standard Newtonian way, by subtracting kinetic energy. Finally, we rewrite the resulting nonlinear variational problem in terms of an unknown spinor field. We look for quasi-stationary solutions, i.e. solutions that harmonically oscillate in time. We prove that in the quasi-stationary setting our model is equivalent to a pair of massless Dirac equations. The crucial element of the proof is the observation that our Lagrangian admits a factorisation.

Olga Chervova; Dmitri Vassiliev

2009-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic Wave Radiation from a Line Source of Finite Length  

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Straightforward algebraic expressions describing the elastic wavefield produced by a line source of finite length are derived in circular cylindrical coordinates. The surrounding elastic medium is assumed to be both homogeneous and isotropic, anc[ the source stress distribution is considered axisymmetic. The time- and space-domain formulae are accurate at all distances and directions from the source; no fa-field or long-wavelength assumptions are adopted for the derivation. The mathematics yield a unified treatment of three different types of sources: an axial torque, an axial force, and a radial pressure. The torque source radiates only azirnuthally polarized shear waves, whereas force and pressure sources generate simultaneous compressional and shear radiation polarized in planes containing the line source. The formulae reduce to more familiar expressions in the two limiting cases where the length of the line source approaches zero and infinity. Far-field approximations to the exact equations indicate that waves radiated parallel to the line source axI.s are attenuated relative to those radiated normal to the axis. The attenuation is more severe for higher I?equencies and for lower wavespeeds. Hence, shear waves are affected more than compressional waves. This fi-equency- and directiondependent attenuation is characterized by an extremely simple mathematical formula, and is readily apparent in example synthetic seismograms.

Aldridge, D.F.

1998-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial elasticity of multi-walled boron nitride nanotubes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigated the radial mechanical properties of multi-walled boron nitride nanotubes (MW-BNNTs) using atomic force microscopy. The employed MW-BNNTs were synthesized using pressurized vapor/condenser (PVC) methods and were dispersed in aqueous solution using ultrasonication methods with the aid of ionic surfactants. Our nanomechanical measurements reveal the elastic deformational behaviors of individual BNNTs with two to four tube walls in their transverse directions. Their effective radial elastic moduli were obtained through interpreting their measured radial deformation profiles using Hertzian contact mechanics models. Our results capture the dependences of the effective radial moduli of MW-BNNTs on both the tube outer diameter and the number of tube layers. The effective radial moduli of double-walled BNNTs are found to be several-fold higher than those of single-walled BNNTs within the same diameter range. Our work contributes directly to a complete understanding of the fundamental structural and mechanical properties of BNNTs and the pursuits of their novel structural and electronics applications.

Michael W. Smith, Cheol Park, Meng Zheng, Changhong Ke ,In-Tae Bae, Kevin Jordan

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 The Price Elasticity of Supply of Renewable Electricity Generation  

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Many states have adopted policies aimed at promoting the growth of renewable electricity within their state. The most salient of these policies is a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) which mandates that retail electricity providers purchase a predetermined fraction of their electricity from renewable sources. Renewable portfolio standards are a policy tool likely to persist for many decades due to the long term goals of many state RPSs and the likely creation of a federal RPS alongside any comprehensive climate change bill. However, there is little empirical evidence about the costs of these RPS policies. I take an instrumental variables approach to estimate the long-run price elasticity of supply of renewable generation. To instrument for the price paid to renewable generators I use the phased-in implementation of RPSs over time. Using this IV strategy, my preferred estimate of the supply elasticity is 2.7. This parameter allows me to measure the costs of carbon abatement in the electricity sector and to compare those costs with the costs of a broader based policy. Using my parameter estimates, I find that a policy to reduce the CO2 emissions in the northeastern US electricity sector by 2.5 % using only an RPS would cost at least six times more than the regional cap-and-trade system (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative). The marginal cost of CO2 abatement is $12 using the most optimistic assumptions for an RPS compared to a marginal cost of abatement of $2 in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Erik Johnson; Erik Johnson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Share Elasticities for Fuel and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling  

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Own-Elasticities for Space Conditioning Equipment Equipmentthe choice of a space heat/air conditioning combination. Theutility from air conditioning and space heating alternative

Wood, D.J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Strange Quark Contribution to the Proton Spin, from Elastic $\\vec{e}p$ and $?p$ Scattering  

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The strangeness contribution to the vector and axial form factors of the proton is presented for momentum transfers in the range 0.45 Lab, and elastic $\

Stephen Pate

2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

258

The Effect of Elastic Interaction Energy on the Shape of Gamma ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

the conception that the elastic interaction between the dou- blet or the ogdoad formed by the split decreases the total energy by over- coming the increase in ...

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Elasticity of Demand for Relative Petroleum Inventory in the Short Run  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Elasticity of Demand for Relative Petroleum Inventory in the Short Run MICHAEL YE,? JOHN ZYREN,?? AND JOANNE SHORE?? Abstract To better understand petroleum ...

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Two-photon exchange in elastic electron-proton scattering: theoretical issues  

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Recent theoretical developments on selected topics in the effect of two-photon exchange on elastic electron-proton scattering are reviewed.

Blunden, Peter G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (Canada)

2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News Feature - Labyrinth to Store Energy in Basement for Later Use  

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Labyrinth to Store Energy in Basement for Later Use Labyrinth to Store Energy in Basement for Later Use May 29, 2009 Photo of two men standing in a construction area with concrete walls behind them. NREL Construction Manager Carl Cox, and Shawn Bradfield with NREL Construction Safety, discuss an upcoming cement pour that will lay the floor of the labyrinth. The staggered walls behind them force air flowing through the basement of the RSF to cool and heat the concrete. Credit: Heather Lammers There's a labyrinth in the basement of NREL's newest building. The maze wasn't designed to hem in a mythical beast or to confuse workers, but it is a trap - one that will capture the heat of the day or the cool of the night, hold onto it and then slowly release the thermal energy to help warm or cool the building. The Research Support Facilities now under construction on the U.S.

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Radiological, physical, and chemical characterization of transuranic wastes stored at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

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This document provides radiological, physical and chemical characterization data for transuranic radioactive wastes and transuranic radioactive and hazardous (i.e., mixed) wastes stored at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and considered for treatment under the Private Sector Participation Initiative Program (PSPI). Waste characterization data are provided in the form of INEL Waste Profile Sheets. These documents provide, for each content code, information on waste identification, waste description, waste storage configuration, physical/chemical waste composition, radionuclide and associated alpha activity waste characterization data, and hazardous constituents present in the waste. Information is provided for 139 waste streams which represent an estimated total volume of 39,380{sup 3} corresponding to a total mass of approximately 19,000,000 kg. In addition, considerable information concerning alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron source term data specific to Rocky Flats Plant generated waste forms stored at the INEL are provided to assist in facility design specification.

Apel, M.L.; Becker, G.K.; Ragan, Z.K.; Frasure, J.; Raivo, B.D.; Gale, L.G.; Pace, D.P.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STORED ENERGY: GROWTH AND ANNEALING STATUS OF GRAPHITE MODERATOR IN THE BNL RESEARCH REACTOR. Final Report  

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The present sthtus, past annealing procedures and experiences, future annealing procedures, annealing sehedule, revised annealing procedure (1958), procedure for combating a graphite fire in fuel channel, high-temperature stored energy, and graphite burning experiments are reportcd for the BNL Research Reactor. The following subjccts are discussed in the appendixes: control of radiation damage in a graphitc reactor; annealing of graphite moderator structure in the BNL; annealing operation in BNL graphite reactor; effect of pile radiation on mechanical and other properties of graphite; neutron sensing instrumentation; instrumentation for sensing fuel failures; thermocouple pattern for enriched fuel loading; environmental hazard from a molten fuel element; retention of volatile flssion products on filters; retention of volatile fission products on water tube coolers; retention of volatile fission products in molten fuel plates; and release of the lowtemperature stored energy in the BEPO Pile. (W.L.H.)

1959-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing and managing information artifacts collected by information analysts using a computing device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Systems and computer-implemented processes for storage and management of information artifacts collected by information analysts using a computing device. The processes and systems can capture a sequence of interactive operation elements that are performed by the information analyst, who is collecting an information artifact from at least one of the plurality of software applications. The information artifact can then be stored together with the interactive operation elements as a snippet on a memory device, which is operably connected to the processor. The snippet comprises a view from an analysis application, data contained in the view, and the sequence of interactive operation elements stored as a provenance representation comprising operation element class, timestamp, and data object attributes for each interactive operation element in the sequence.

Pike, William A; Riensche, Roderick M; Best, Daniel M; Roberts, Ian E; Whyatt, Marie V; Hart, Michelle L; Carr, Norman J; Thomas, James J

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Star Building Upgrade Manual Facility Type: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Chapter 11  

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1. Facility Type: 1. Facility Type: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Revised January 2008 11.1 Challenges and Opportunities 2 11.2 Energy Use Profiles 3 11.3 Technical Recommendations 4 Retrocommissioning 5 Lighting 8 Load Reductions 11 Air Distribution Systems 15 Heating and Cooling Systems 16 11.4 Financial and Implementation Issues 17 Bibliography 17 Glossary G-1 ENERGY STAR ® Building Manual 2 11. Facility Type: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores 11.1 Challenges and Opportunities Energy is increasingly joining the ranks of top concerns for supermarket owners and facility managers. Supermarkets are the most electricity-intensive type of commercial building, using an average of about 50 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity. They also use 50 cubic feet of natural gas per square foot (ft

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Electric field Induced Patterns in Soft Visco-elastic films: From Long Waves of Viscous Liquids to Short Waves of Elastic Solids  

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We show that the electric field driven surface instability of visco-elastic films has two distinct regimes: (1) The visco-elastic films behaving like a liquid display long wavelengths governed by applied voltage and surface tension, independent of its elastic storage and viscous loss moduli, and (2) the films behaving like a solid require a threshold voltage for the instability whose wavelength always scales as ~ 4 x film thickness, independent of its surface tension, applied voltage, loss and storage moduli. Wavelength in a narrow transition zone between these regimes depends on the storage modulus.

N. Arun; Ashutosh Sharma; Partho S. G. Pattader; Indrani Banerjee; Hemant M. Dixit; K. S. Narayan

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

267

Evaluating customer aid functions of online stores with agent-based models of customer behavior and evolution strategy  

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With competitive pressure growing in online markets, many Internet stores provide various customer aid functions such as personalized pages to help customers shop more effectively and efficiently. Evaluating such customer aid functions is usually costly ... Keywords: Agent, Customer aid function, Evolution strategies, Online store, Recommendation

Hyung Jun Ahn

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing, Transporting and Installing Polymer Insulators: Viewing Guide for Educational Video  

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Although polymer insulators (alternatively called non-ceramic insulators (NCIs) or composite insulators) are very durable, they are not indestructible. Unlike glass or ceramic insulators, damage on polymer insulators is not only difficult to identify, it's likely to get worse over time. Therefore, the storing, transporting, and installation of polymer insulators must be done with care. EPRI has developed a video specifically to educate line crews in the proper techniques for handling polymer insulators, ...

2001-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic analysis of spent pyrochemical salts in the stored condition and in viable accident scenarios  

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This study involves examining ``spent`` electrorefining (ER) salts in the form present after usage (as stored), and then after exposure to water in a proposed accident scenario. Additionally, the equilibrium composition of the salt after extended exposure to air was also calculated by computer modeling and those results are also presented herein. It should be noted that these salts are extremely similar to spent MSE salts from the Rocky Flats MSE campaigns using NaCl-KCl- MgCl{sub 2}.

Axler, K.M.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Gas Generation Model for Fuel Based Remote Handled TRU Waste Stored at INEEL  

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The Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL) initiated efforts to calculate the hydrogen gas generation in remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) containers in order to evaluate continued storage of unvented RH-TRU containers in vaults and to identify any potential problems during retrieval and aboveground storage. A computer code is developed to calculate the hydrogen concentration in the stored RH-TRU waste drums for known configuration, waste matrix, and radionuclide inventories as a function of time.

Soli T. Khericha; Rajiv N. Bhatt; Kevin Liekhus

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Costs of Harvesting, Storing in a Large Pile, and Transporting Corn Stover in a Wet Form  

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Corn stover is potentially an attractive biomass resource, but must be stored if used to supply a biorefinery year-round. Based on experience with successfully storing water-saturated large piles of bagasse for the pulping industry, Atchison and Hettenhaus (2003) proposed that such a system can also be applied to corn stover. Regardless of the technical feasibility of this system, in this article we estimate the cost of harvesting corn stover in a single pass with corn grain, delivering the chopped biomass to a storage pile, storing the stover in a wet form in a large pile at 75% moisture in a 211,700-dry Mg facility within a radius of 24 km from the field, and transporting the stover 64 km to a biorefinery. Field-ground corn stover can be delivered to a biorefinery by rail for $55 to $61/dry Mg. Truck transport is more expensive, $71 to $77/dry Mg. To achieve a minimum cost in the system proposed by Atchison and Hettenhaus, it is necessary to field densify stover to 74 dry kg/m3, without losing combine field efficiency, have a large storage pile to spread fixed costs of storage over enough biomass, and use rail transportation. Compared to storage in an on-farm bunker silo at $60/dry Mg, there are limited circumstances in which large pile storage has a cost advantage.

Turhollow Jr, Anthony F [ORNL; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A PROPOSAL FOR THE CONTROLLED RELEASE OF STORED ENERGY IN THE MTR REFLECTOR GRAPHITE  

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A study of the stored energy buildup in the MTR reflector graphite and a program of controlled energy release is presented. Calculations, based on measurements of samples from the pebble zone show that an inadvertent spontaneous stored energy release would cause a temperature rise of 90 deg F in the pebble zone. The maximum transient structure temperatures resulting from a worst credible accidental release of energy would be less than allowable at present (except for possible damage to neutron detector chambers) but could exceed this value in five years. It is proposed that the stored energy be released by thermal annealing. The reflector graphite is heated by reducing the air flow and operating the reactor at low power until a temperature of 500 deg F is reached, at which point the reactor is scrammed. Normal cooling is provlded after 15 minutes at peak anneal temperature or if the temperature rises to 600 deg F. Health physics monitoring includes continuous measurement of particulate and of Ci/sup 4/ activity. Sustained oxidatlon, if it occurs, wlll be detected with a C0/sub 2/ monitor and controlled by smothering. An estimated 2 or 3 days of MTR operating time will be needed of which the anneal itself wlll require about one day. (auth)

Fast, E.; Smith, E.O.; Ford, J.D.

1959-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

273

Lactate dehydrogenase regulation of the metmyoglobin reducing system to improve color stability of bovine muscles through lactate enhancement  

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The primary objectives of this research were to characterize the involvement of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in color stability of physiologically different bovine muscles, and to investigate the influence of lactate enhancement on the myoglobin redox state of bovine muscles. In experiment 1, three different bovine muscles; Longissimus lumborum (LD), Semimembranosus (SM), Psoas major (PM) were (n=7 respectively) cut into steaks, and displayed for 7 days. Instrumental color, LDH-B, LDH isozyme expression, and NADH were measured. In experiment 2, strip steaks (n=8) were cut into half, and one side was injected with oxamate (LDH inhibitor), and the other was injected with water. Surface color, LDH, and NADH were measured after 10 days. In experiment 3, the three bovine muscles (n=10) were enhanced with solutions containing lactate and/or phosphate. Steaks were stored and displayed for 14 days. Instrumental color, LDH-B, total reducing activity (TRA), and NADH were measured. In experiment 4, fifteen beef strip loins were divided individually into four equal sections, and one of six treatments containing phosphate and/or calcium lactate with or without irradiation (2.4 kGy) randomly assigned to each loin section (n=10). Steaks were packaged in highoxygen modified atmosphere package, irradiated, stored in the dark at 1°C for 14 days. Instrumental color, TRA, lipid oxidation, and NADH were measured. LD remained the most red, whereas PM was most discolored. LD had a significantly higher level of LDH-1 responsible for LDH-B activity as compared to SM and PM. Consequently, LD had a higher LDH-B, and more NADH (p < 0.05). Inclusion of oxamate inhibited LDH-B, decreased NADH, and consequently discolored more. Potassium lactate enhancement led to more NADH through elevated LDH flux and subsequently increased (p < 0.05) color stability of LD and PM throughout display. Loins with calcium lactate/phosphate maintained the most stable red color during display. Calcium lactate/phosphate in loins increased NADH concentration, TRA, and were the least oxidized over display. These results confirm the involvement of LDH in meat color stability through replenishment of NADH. Lactate enhancement promotes meat color stability by providing superior antioxidant capacity and increased reducing activity of myoglobin by elevating NADH concentration.

Kim, Yuan Hwan

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Bio-mechanical characterisation of synergistic muscle control in goal directed movements  

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The generation of skilled movement requires the coordinated activation of muscles to produce precise muscle forces and joint torques. The co-ordination of muscles, acting on multi-joint limbs and characterised by highly ...

Doutriaux, Timothée, 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR ENGINEERS Laboratory Experience #3 [Skeletal Muscle Biomechanics  

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ME411/511 BIOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR ENGINEERS Laboratory Experience #3 [Skeletal Muscle;ME411/511 Suppose that we isolate a muscle and want to characterize its behavior. There are two basic that she cannot move. This observation is partially explained by inertia of the weight, but the main cau

Sniadecki, Nathan J.

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MHK Technologies/Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscle EPAM | Open Energy  

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Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscle EPAM Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscle EPAM < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscle EPAM.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization SRI International Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Floating Technology Description This wave powered generator is unique in that it uses SRI s Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscle EPAM technology a rubbery material that can generate electricity by simply being stretched and allowed to return to its original shape This artificial muscle technology can generate electricity directly from the motion of waves without the need for complicated and costly hydraulic transmissions that are typically found in other wave power generators

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Corvette Racing, Muscle Milk Teams Crowned Green Racing Champions |  

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Corvette Racing, Muscle Milk Teams Crowned Green Racing Champions Corvette Racing, Muscle Milk Teams Crowned Green Racing Champions Corvette Racing, Muscle Milk Teams Crowned Green Racing Champions November 12, 2013 - 1:00pm Addthis The Honda and Muscle Milk Team, pictured here, are the 2013 Michelin Green X Challenge Prototype champions. | Photo courtesy of Michelin The Honda and Muscle Milk Team, pictured here, are the 2013 Michelin Green X Challenge Prototype champions. | Photo courtesy of Michelin Chevrolet and Corvette Racing, pictured here at the Petit Le Mans race in Georgia, clinched the 2013 Michelin Green X Challenge Grand Touring Championship award. | Photo courtesy of Michelin Chevrolet and Corvette Racing, pictured here at the Petit Le Mans race in Georgia, clinched the 2013 Michelin Green X Challenge Grand Touring

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Single-phase Flow in Composite Poro-elastic Media  

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. The mathematical formulation and analysis of the Barenblatt-Biot model of elastic deformation and laminar flow in a heterogeneous porous medium is discussed. This describes consolidation processes in a fluid-saturated double-diffusion model of fractured rock. The model includes various degenerate cases, such as incompressible constituents or totally fissured components, and it is extended to include boundary conditions arising from partially exposed pores. The quasi-static initial-boundary problem is shown to have a unique weak solution, and this solution is strong when the data are smoother. 1. Introduction Any model of fluid flow through a deformable solid matrix must account for the coupling between the mechanical behavior of the matrix and the fluid dynamics. For example, compression of the medium leads to increased pore pressure, if the compression is fast relative to the fluid flow rate. Conversely, an increase in pore pressure induces a dilation of the matrix in response to t...

R. E. Showalter; Bahareh Momken

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of muon neutrino quasi-elastic scattering on carbon  

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Low energy (200 < E{sub v} < 2000 MeV) neutrino oscillation experiments, including MiniBooNE, require a model of charged current quasi-elastic (CCQE) neutrino interactions to predict signal samples. Using a high-statistics sample of muon neutrino CCQE events, MiniBooNE finds that a simple Fermi gas model, with appropriate adjustments, accurately characterizes the CCQE events observed in a carbon-based detector. The extracted parameters include an effective axial mass, M{sub A} = 1.23 {+-} 0.20 GeV, used to describe the four-momentum dependence of the axial-vector form factor of the nucleon; and a Pauli-suppression parameter, {kappa} = 1.019 {+-} 0.011.

Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; Bazarko, A.O.; Brice, S.J.; Brown, B.C.; Bugel, L.; Cao, J.; Coney, L.; Conrad, J.M.; Cox, D.C.; Curioni, A.; Djurcic, Z.; /Alabama U. /Bucknell

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Elastic Hadron Scattering on Li Isotopes at Intermediate Energies  

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The elastic scattering of hadrons (protons, charged pions, and positively charged kaons) on {sup 6,7,8}Li nuclei is analyzed on the basis of Glauber-Sitenko diffraction theory. A few nuclear-wave-function versions found within two- and three-particle potential cluster models are used in the calculations. It is shown that the application of these wave functions in diffraction theory makes it possible to describe adequately the experimental differential cross sections and analyzing powers in hadron scattering at intermediate energies. In this study, particular attention is given to a comparison of the scattering of different particles on the same target nucleus, as well as to a comparison of scattering of particles of the same sort on different target nuclei.

Zhusupov, M.A.; Imambekov, O. [Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Kazakh State University, ul. Timiryazeva 46, Almaty, 480121 (Kazakhstan); Ibraeva, E.T. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, 480082 (Kazakhstan)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic sectional stress analysis of variable section piers subjected to three-dimensional loads  

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The elastic stress analysis of beam-column structures of uniaxial symmetrical variable cross-sections is developed using an extension of Euler-Bernoulli beam theory. The applied loads are general considering axial (P), flexure (M"x-M"y), shear (V"x-V"y), ... Keywords: Elastic sectional analysis, Shear stress, Tapered section, Three-dimensional loads, Variable section, Warping function

Lucian Stefan; Pierre Léger

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Matrix Fourier transform in dynamic theory of elasticity of piecewise homogeneous medium  

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The analytical solving dynamic problems of elasticity theory for piecewise homogeneous half-space is found. The explicit construction of direct and inverse Fourier's vector transform with discontinuous coefficients is presented. The technique of applying Fourier's vector transform with discontinuous coefficients for solving problems of mathematical physics in the heterogeneous environments is developed on an example of the dynamic problems of the elasticity theory.

O. Yaremko.; E. Mogileva

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

283

Three-dimensional simulation of elastic capsules in shear flow by the penalty immersed boundary method  

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An improved penalty immersed boundary method (pIBM) has been proposed for simulation of flow-induced deformation of three-dimensional (3D) elastic capsules. The motion of the capsule membrane is described in the Lagrangian coordinates. The membrane deformation ... Keywords: Elastic capsule, Fluid-structure interaction, Penalty immersed boundary method, Red blood cell, Subdivision surface

Wei-Xi Huang; Cheong Bong Chang; Hyung Jin Sung

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

COMPARISON OF ELASTIC OF POROUS CORDIERITE BY FLEXURE AND DYNAMIC TEST METHODS  

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Previous work showed differences in apparent elastic modulus between mechanical flexure testing and resonance methods. Flexure tests have been conducted using non-contact optical systems to directly measure deflection for calculation of elastic modulus. Dynamic test methods for elastic modulus measurement were conducted on the same material for comparison. The results show significant difference in the apparent elastic modulus for static flexure versus dynamic methods. The significance of the difference in apparent elastic modulus on thermal stress and the hypotheses for these differences will be discussed. Dynamic measurement (resonance) and static measurement (mechanical) produce different values for elastic modulus of porous cordierite ceramic. The elastic modulus from resonance is a measure of the material response at very low strain which is different from the material response in a mechanical test with relatively large strain. The apparent elastic moduli for dynamic versus static test methods in this study are different by a factor of two. This result has significant impact on calculated stress and life in an aftertreatment component.

Stafford, Randall [Cummins, Inc; Golovin, K. B. [Cummins, Inc; Dickinson, A. [Cummins, Inc; Watkins, Thomas R [ORNL; Shyam, Amit [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Exact elasticity solution for the vibration of functionally graded anisotropic cylindrical shells  

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of silicon-carbide fibers embed- ded in titanium matrix with the fiber volume fraction and fiber orientation homogenization Graded fiber orientation a b s t r a c t An exact elasticity solution is presented for the free are presented for two-constituent isotropic and fiber-rein- forced composite materials. The homogenized elastic

Vel, Senthil

286

On spectral approximation of static and dynamical problems for elastic multistructures  

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The present paper is devoted to the construction and investigation of algorithms of spectral approximation of three-dimensional problems for nonhomogeneous anisotropic elastic multistructures in curvilinear coordinates, which are junctions of three-dimensional ... Keywords: elastic multistructures, error bounds, spectral approximation

Gia Avalishvili; Mariam Avalishvili

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Analysis of the elastic behaviour of silica aerogels taken as a percolating system  

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289 Analysis of the elastic behaviour of silica aerogels taken as a percolating system T. Woignier of silica aerogels are performed using the three points flexural technique. The elastic behaviour is studied measurement - for silica aerogels. These highly porous materials are obtained from a sol-gel process. Solvent

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

288

Two parabolic equations for propagation in layered poro-elastic media  

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Two parabolic equations for propagation in layered poro-elastic media Adam M. Metzlera) Applied 10 October 2012; revised 26 March 2013; accepted 9 May 2013) Parabolic equation methods for fluid. A previous parabolic equation solution for one model of range-independent poro-elastic media [Collins et al

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Hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride thin films studied by 13 C nuclear magnetic  

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Hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride thin films studied by 13 C nuclear magnetic resonance bonding of hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride (a-CNx) thin films was examined using solid-state 13 on Si 001 substrates at 300 °C. Nanoindentation tests reveal a recovery of 80%, a hardness of 5 GPa

Reilly, Anne

290

Microsoft Word - Elasticities_Feb2006_v4_NoOilSupp_V2.doc  

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Reduced Form Energy Model Elasticities from EIA's Regional Short-Term Reduced Form Energy Model Elasticities from EIA's Regional Short-Term Energy Model (RSTEM) by Dave Costello May 9, 2006 Table of Contents Summary Overview Data Considerations Scenarios Demand Elasticity Results Oil Price Changes Natural Gas Price Changes Weather Cases Summary on Demand Elasticities Summary This analysis examines the price and weather elasticities derived from EIA's Regional Short-Term Energy Model (RSTEM). RSTEM is used to produce forecasts for EIA's monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) and to generate information on how domestic energy markets respond to changes in economic growth, world oil prices, weather events, and domestic energy supply disruptions.

291

Market share elasticities for fuel and technology choice in home heating and cooling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new technique for estimating own- and cross-elasticities of market share for fuel and technology choices in home heating and cooling is presented. We simulate changes in economic conditions and estimate elasticities by calculating predicted changes in fuel and technology market shares. Elasticities are found with respect to household income, equipment capital cost, and equipment capital cost, and equipment operating cost (including fuel price). The method is applied to a revised and extended version of a study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Data for that study are drawn primarily from the 1975--1979 Annual Housing Surveys. Results are generally similar to previous studies, although our estimates of elasticities are somewhat lower. We feel the superior formulation of consumer choice and the currency of data in EPRI's work produce reliable estimates of market share elasticities. 18 refs., 1 fig., 6 tabs.

Wood, D.J.; Ruderman, H.; McMahon, J.E.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

SIMULATION RESULTS OF RUNNING THE AGS MMPS, BY STORING ENERGY IN CAPACITOR BANKS.  

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The Brookhaven AGS is a strong focusing accelerator which is used to accelerate protons and various heavy ion species to equivalent maximum proton energy of 29 GeV. The AGS Main Magnet Power Supply (MMPS) is a thyristor control supply rated at 5500 Amps, +/-go00 Volts. The peak magnet power is 49.5 Mwatts. The power supply is fed from a motor/generator manufactured by Siemens. The motor is rated at 9 MW, input voltage 3 phase 13.8 KV 60 Hz. The generator is rated at 50 MVA its output voltage is 3 phase 7500 Volts. Thus the peak power requirements come from the stored energy in the rotor of the motor/generator. The rotor changes speed by about +/-2.5% of its nominal speed of 1200 Revolutions per Minute. The reason the power supply is powered by the Generator is that the local power company (LIPA) can not sustain power swings of +/- 50 MW in 0.5 sec if the power supply were to be interfaced directly with the AC lines. The Motor Generator is about 45 years old and Siemens is not manufacturing similar machines in the future. As a result we are looking at different ways of storing energy and being able to utilize it for our application. This paper will present simulations of a power supply where energy is stored in capacitor banks. The simulation program used is called PSIM Version 6.1. The control system of the power supply will also be presented. The average power from LIPA into the power supply will be kept constant during the pulsing of the magnets at +/-50 MW. The reactive power will also be kept constant below 1.5 MVAR. Waveforms will be presented.

MARNERIS, I.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance; Grocery Stores (Revised) (Book)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy developed the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) to provide specific methodologies, information, and guidance to help energy managers and other stakeholders successfully plan and execute energy efficiency improvements. Detailed technical discussion is fairly limited in these guides. Instead, we emphasize actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and unbiased evaluations of the most promising retrofit measures for each building type. A series of AERGs is under development, addressing key segments of the commercial building stock. Grocery stores were selected as one of the highest priority sectors, because they represent one of the most energy-intensive market segments.

Hendron, B.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Apparatus for storing high magnetic fields having reduced mechanical forces and reduced magnetic pollution  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The present invention identifies several configurations of conducting elements capable of storing extremely high magnetic fields for the purpose of energy storage or for other uses, wherein forces experienced by the conducting elements and the magnetic field pollution produced at locations away from the configuration are both significantly reduced over those which are present as a result of the generation of such high fields by currently proposed techniques. It is anticipated that the use of superconducting materials will both permit the attainment of such high fields and further permit such fields to be generated with vastly improved efficiency.

Prueitt, Melvin L. (Los Alamos, NM); Mueller, Fred M. (Los Alamos, NM); Smith, James L. (Los Alamos, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Assessment study of devices from the generation of electricity from stored hydrogen  

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A study was performed to evaluate alternative methods for the generation of electricity from stored hydrogen. The generation systems considered were low- temperature and high-temperature fuel cells, gas turbines and steam turbines. These systems were evaluated in terms of present-day technology and future (1995) technology. Of primary interest were the costs and efficiencies of the devices, the versatility of the devices toward various types of gaseous feeds, and the likelihood of commercial development. On the basis of these evaluations, recommendations were made describing the areas of technology which should be developed.

Ackerman, J.P.; Barghusen, J.J.; Link, L.E.

1975-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Soybeans: Chemistry, Production, Processing, and UtilizationChapter 3 Harvesting, Storing, and Post-Harvest Management of Soybeans  

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Soybeans: Chemistry, Production, Processing, and Utilization Chapter 3 Harvesting, Storing, and Post-Harvest Management of Soybeans Food Science Health Nutrition Biochemistry Processing Soybeans eChapters Food Science & Technology H

297

Strategies to Save 50% Site Energy in Grocery and General Merchandise Stores  

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This paper summarizes the methodology and main results of two recently published Technical Support Documents. These reports explore the feasibility of designing general merchandise and grocery stores that use half the energy of a minimally code-compliant building, as measured on a whole-building basis. We used an optimization algorithm to trace out a minimum cost curve and identify designs that satisfy the 50% energy savings goal. We started from baseline building energy use and progressed to more energy-efficient designs by sequentially adding energy design measures (EDMs). Certain EDMs figured prominently in reaching the 50% energy savings goal for both building types: (1) reduced lighting power density; (2) optimized area fraction and construction of view glass or skylights, or both, as part of a daylighting system tuned to 46.5 fc (500 lux); (3) reduced infiltration with a main entrance vestibule or an envelope air barrier, or both; and (4) energy recovery ventilators, especially in humid and cold climates. In grocery stores, the most effective EDM, which was chosen for all climates, was replacing baseline medium-temperature refrigerated cases with high-efficiency models that have doors.

Hirsch, A.; Hale, E.; Leach, M.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Harvesting and storing laser energy with graphene-cu compound structure  

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Graphene-metal compound structure has been reported as a novel and outstanding component used in electrical and optical devices. We report on a first-principles study of graphene-cu compound structure, showing its capacity of converting laser energy into electrical power and storing the harvested energy for a long time. A real-time and real-space time-dependent density functional method (TDDFT) is applied for the simulation of electrons dynamics and energy absorption. The laser-induced charge transfer from copper layer to graphene layer is observed and represented by plane-averaged electron difference and dipoles. The effects of laser frequency on the excitation energy and charge transfer are studied as well. The enhancement of C-C {\\sigma}-bond and decreasing of electron density corresponding to {\\pi}-bond within graphene layer indicate the way in which the transferred-charges are stored. In addition, the shift and oscillations of dipole along z-direction after the application of laser pulse offer a concept ...

Gong, Wenbin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

A new approach for the validation of skeletal muscle modelling using MRI data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Active and passive experiments on skeletal muscles are in general arranged on isolated muscles or by consideration of the whole muscle packages, such as the arm or the leg. Both methods exhibit advantages and disadvantages. By applying ... Keywords: Biceps brachii muscle, Finite element method, MRI data, Micromechanical modelling, Optical experiments, Transversal isotropy

Markus Böl; Maike Sturmat; Christine Weichert; Cornelia Kober

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Complex muscle architecture described with diffusion weighted MRI  

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The complex array of fiber orientations exhibited by muscles such as the tongue, esophagus, and heart, enable function beyond basic pulling. Among other things, the presence of crossing geometry adds the ability to push ...

Gaige, Terry A. (Terry Alden), 1981-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Force Control with A Muscle-Activated Endoskeleton  

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The advantages and challenges of producing and controlling force with a mechanism like the human skeleton driven by actuators like mammalian muscles are considered. Some counter-intuitive subtleties of musculo-skeletal ...

Hogan, Neville

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

High force density linear permanent magnet motors : "electromagnetic muscle actuators"  

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Actuator performance represents a key constraint on the capability of many engineered devices. Performance of these devices is often exceeded by their muscle-powered natural counterparts, inspiring the development of new, ...

Ruddy, Bryan P. (Bryan Paul), 1983-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Benchmark calculations for elastic fermion-dimer scattering  

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We present continuum and lattice calculations for elastic scattering between a fermion and a bound dimer in the shallow binding limit. For the continuum calculation we use the Skorniakov-Ter-Martirosian (STM) integral equation to determine the scattering length and effective range parameter to high precision. For the lattice calculation we use the finite-volume method of L\\"uscher. We take into account topological finite-volume corrections to the dimer binding energy which depend on the momentum of the dimer. After subtracting these effects, we find from the lattice calculation kappa a_fd = 1.174(9) and kappa r_fd = -0.029(13). These results agree well with the continuum values kappa a_fd = 1.17907(1) and kappa r_fd = -0.0383(3) obtained from the STM equation. We discuss applications to cold atomic Fermi gases, deuteron-neutron scattering in the spin-quartet channel, and lattice calculations of scattering for nuclei and hadronic molecules at finite volume.

Shahin Bour; H. -W. Hammer; Dean Lee; Ulf-G. Meißner

2012-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

304

Surface waves in a stretched and sheared incompressible elastic material  

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In this paper we analyze the effect of a combined pure homogeneous strain and simple shear in a principal plane of the latter on the propagation of surface waves for an incompressible isotropic elastic half-space whose boundary is normal to the glide planes of the shear. This generalizes previous work in which, separately, pure homogeneous strain and simple shear were considered. For a special class of materials the secular equation is obtained in explicit form and then specialized to recover results obtained previously for the two cases mentioned above. A method for obtaining the secular equation for a general form of strain-energy function is then outlined. In general this is very lengthy and the result is not listed, but, for the case in which there is no normal stress on the half-space boundary, the result is given, for illustration, in respect of the so-called generalized Varga material. Numerical results are given to show how the surface wave speed depends on both the underlying pure homogeneous strain and the superimposed simple shear. Further numerical results are provided for the Gent model of limiting chain extensibility.

Michel Destrade; Ray W. Ogden

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian prediction of modulus of elasticity of self consolidated concrete  

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Current models of the modulus of elasticity, E , of concrete recommended by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are derived only for normally vibrated concrete (NVC). Because self consolidated concrete (SCC) mixtures used today differ from NVC in the quantities and types of constituent materials, mineral additives, and chemical admixtures, the current models may not take into consideration the complexity of SCC, and thus they may predict the E of SCC inaccurately. Although some authors recommend specific models to predict the E of SCC, they include only a single variable of assumed importance, namely the compressive strength of concrete, c f ? . However there are other parameters that may need to be accounted for while developing a prediction model for the E of SCC. In this research, a Bayesian variable selection method is implemented to identify the significant parameters in predicting the E of SCC and more accurate models for the E are generated using these variables. The models have a parsimonious parameterization for ease of use in practice and properly account for the prevailing uncertainties.

Bhattacharjee, Chandan

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elasticity of cross-linked semiflexible biopolymers under tension  

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Aiming at the mechanical properties of cross-linked biopolymers, we set up and analyze a model of two weakly bending wormlike chains subjected to a tensile force, with regularly spaced inter-chain bonds (cross-links) represented by harmonic springs. Within this model, we compute the force-extension curve and the differential stiffness exactly and discuss several limiting cases. Cross-links effectively stiffen the chain pair by reducing thermal fluctuations transverse to the force and alignment direction. The extra alignment due to cross-links increases both with growing number and with growing strength of the cross-links, and is most prominent for small force f. For large f, the additional, cross-link-induced extension is subdominant except for the case of linking the chains rigidly and continuously along their contour. In this combined limit, we recover asymptotically the elasticity of a weakly bending wormlike chain without constraints, stiffened by a factor four. The increase in differential stiffness can ...

von der Heydt, Alice; Benetatos, Panayotis; Zippelius, Annette

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Mindlin second-gradient elastic properties from dilute two-phase Cauchy-elastic composites Part II: Higher-order constitutive properties and application cases  

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Starting from a Cauchy elastic composite with a dilute suspension of randomly distributed inclusions and characterized at first-order by a certain discrepancy tensor (see part I of the present article), it is shown that the equivalent second-gradient Mindlin elastic solid: (i.) is positive definite only when the discrepancy tensor is negative defined; (ii.) the non-local material symmetries are the same of the discrepancy tensor, and (iii.) the nonlocal effective behaviour is affected by the shape of the RVE, which does not influence the first-order homogenized response. Furthermore, explicit derivations of non-local parameters from heterogeneous Cauchy elastic composites are obtained in the particular cases of: (a) circular cylindrical and spherical isotropic inclusions embedded in an isotropic matrix, (b) n-polygonal cylindrical voids in an isotropic matrix, and (c) circular cylindrical voids in an orthortropic matrix.

Bacca Mattia; Bigoni Davide; Dal Corso Francesco; Veber Daniele

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategies to Save 50% Site Energy in Grocery and General Merchandise Stores  

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to Save 50% Site to Save 50% Site Energy in Grocery and General Merchandise Stores Adam Hirsch, Elaine Hale, and Matthew Leach Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2010 Pacific Grove, California August 15-20, 2010 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-48197 March 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

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CAPTURING THE POWER OF NATURE Iowa Stored Energy Park DOE Peer Review  

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DOE Peer Review Fairmont Hotel Washington, DC September 29, 2008 Kent Holst, Development Director Iowa Stored Energy Park Funding: Congressional Ear-mark CAPTURING THE POWER OF NATURE Today's Presentation Past Present Future Funding CAPTURING THE POWER OF NATURE c CAPTURING THE POWER OF NATURE Iowa's municipal utilities saw this. 1. Economic feasibility studies. 2. Geologic research. 3. Computer modeling. CAPTURING THE POWER OF NATURE Will ISEP make money? 1. Missouri River Energy Services. 2. Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency. CAPTURING THE POWER OF NATURE Next steps: 1. Drill two test wells. 2. Pump tests, water & air. 3. Refine computer modeling. CAPTURING THE POWER OF NATURE Funding 1. Municipal utilities -$1.15 million. 2. DOE - $6 million. 3. Iowa Power Fund - $3.2 million.

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Assay of Drums with Unknown Content Stored in 247-41F  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Analytical Development Section of Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) was requested by the Facilities Decontamination and Decommissioning Program (FDD) to determine the radionuclide content in two drums that were stored in an inactive warehouse of the Naval Fuels facility. The drums were labeled as containing fissile material and were placed in a critically safe arrangement, but it was not known whether they still contained the fissile material. Our g-PHA assay results indicate that the unknown highly enriched uranium (HEU) content of the two drums is one and 0.5 grams of surface contamination. Our neutron measurements confirmed that there are no significant lumps of 235U present in these drums and that only surface contamination is present. The results confirmed that the facility was in compliance with administrative controls for fissile materials and that it is safe to open the drums for visual inspection.

Dewberry, R.

2002-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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nuSTORM - Neutrinos from STORed Muons: Proposal to the Fermilab PAC  

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The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron neutrinos and muon neutrinos (and their anti-particles) from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum acceptance of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: 1. Allow searches for sterile neutrinos of exquisite sensitivity to be carried out; 2. Serve future long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation programs by providing definitive measurements of electron neutrino and muon neutrino scattering cross sections off nuclei with percent-level precision; and 3. Constitutes the crucial first step in the development of muon accelerators as a powerful new technique for particle physics. The document describes the facility in detail and demonstrates its physics capabilities. This document was submitted to the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee in consideration for Stage I approval.

D. Adey; S. K. Agarwalla; C. M. Ankenbrandt; R. Asfandiyarov; J. J. Back; G. Barker; E. Baussan; R. Bayes; S. Bhadra; V. Blackmore; A. Blondel; S. A. Bogacz; C. Booth; S. B. Boyd; A. Bravar; S. J. Brice; A. D. Bross; F. Cadoux; H. Cease; A. Cervera; J. Cobb; D. Colling; P. Coloma; L. Coney; A. Dobbs; J. Dobson; A. Donini; P. Dornan; M. Dracos; F. Dufour; R. Edgecock; J. Evans; M. Geelhoed; M. A. George; T. Ghosh; J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; A. de Gouvea; A. Haesler; G. Hanson; P. F. Harrison; M. Hartz; P. Hernandez; J. A. Hernando Morata; P. Hodgson; P. Huber; A. Izmaylov; Y. Karadzhov; T. Kobilarcik; J. Kopp; L. Kormos; A. Korzenev; Y. Kuno; A. Kurup; P. Kyberd; J. B. Lagrange; A. Laing; A. Liud; J. M. Link; K. Long; K. Mahn; C. Mariani; C. Martin; J. Martin; N. McCauley; K. T. McDonald; O. Mena; S. R. Mishra; N. Mokhov; J. Morfin; Y. Mori; W. Murray; D. Neuffer; R. Nichol; E. Noah; M. A. Palmer; S. Parke; S. Pascoli; J. Pasternak; M. Popovic; P. Ratoff; M. Ravonel; M. Rayner; S. Ricciardi; C. Rogers; P. Rubinov; E. Santos; A. Sato; T. Sen; E. Scantamburlo; J. K. Sedgbeer; D. R. Smith; P. J. Smith; J. T. Sobczyk; L. Soby; F. J. P. Soler; S. Soldner-Rembold; M. Sorel; P. Snopok; P. Stamoulis; L. Stanco; S. Striganov; H. A. Tanaka; I. J. Taylor; C. Touramanis; C. D. Tunnell; Y. Uchida; N. Vassilopoulos; M. O. Wascko; A. Weber; M. J. Wilking; E. Wildner; W. Winter; U. K. Yang

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Vessel-Spanning Bubble Formation in K-Basin Sludge Stored in Large-Diameter Containers  

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The K Basin sludge to be retrieved and stored in the large diameter containers (LDCs) contains some fraction of uranium metal that generates hydrogen gas, which introduces potential upset conditions. One postulated upset condition is a rising plug of sludge supported by a hydrogen bubble that is driven into the vent filters at the top of the container. In laboratory testing with actual K Basin sludge, vessel-spanning bubbles that lifted plugs of sludge were observed in 3-inch-diameter graduated cylinders. This report presents a series of analytical assessments performed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to address the potential for the generation of a vessel spanning bubble in the LDCs. The assessments included the development and evaluation of static and dynamic bubble formation models over the projected range of K Basin sludge physical properties. Additionally, the theory of circular plates was extrapolated to examine conditions under which a plug of sludge would collapse and release a spanning bubble.

Terrones, Guillermo; Gauglitz, Phillip A.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stored groundwater--A force to reckon with in the geomorphology of central and north Texas  

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The Colorado and Brazos Rivers flow in exhumed pre-middle-Cretaceous valleys between the Caprock Escarpment and the Balcones Fault Zone. Some segments flow southeastward, defining lineaments that are expressed in Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks as well as in older ones, but other segments clearly reflect the older topography. The early Cretaceous valleys were filled episodically by uncemented sand, silt, and dolomitic clay prior to complete inundation of Texas by the late Fredericksburg sea. The authors suggest that groundwater stored in the unconsolidated material played a major role in late Tertiary/early Pleistocene exhumation of the paleovalleys. The first tributary to cut into the Hensel/Gillespie Sands at Marble Falls intersected a paleovalley filled by water-bearing sand. A conservative estimate suggests that more than 100 million acre/feet of water (20,000 square miles x 640 acres x 30 feet of sand x 30% porosity) would have been tapped. Successful streams would excavate rapidly headward as well as downstream, and would soon capture nearby, less successful streams still flowing above the aquifer. The result would not be a catastrophic flood, but would be a geologically very rapid increase in sustained baseflow. The Brazos Valley below the Caprock does not appear to have such a well-marked point of paleovalley discharge, but has a broadly similar geometry. Water stored in the Antlers Sand may have provided even larger volume than that in the Hensel/Gellespie. Implications of this scenario for sediment deposition are intriguing. A newly-formed trunk stream that tapped a major ground-water reservoir would display a rapid increase in baseflow discharge, accompanied by erosion downstream. A major shoreline deposit might form, whose timing was unrelated to regional climatic events or global sea-level changes.

Hayward, O.T. (Baylor Univ., Waco, TX (United States). Dept. of Geology); Amsbury, D.L.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HybridStore: A Cost-Efficient, High-Performance Storage System Combining SSDs and HDDs  

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Unlike the use of DRAM for caching or buffering, certain idiosyncrasies of NAND Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) make their integration into existing systems non-trivial. Flash memory suffers from limits on its reliability, is an order of magnitude more expensive than the magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs), and can sometimes be as slow as the HDD (due to excessive garbage collection (GC) induced by high intensity of random writes). Given these trade-offs between HDDs and SSDs in terms of cost, performance, and lifetime, the current consensus among several storage experts is to view SSDs not as a replacement for HDD but rather as a complementary device within the high-performance storage hierarchy. We design and evaluate such a hybrid system called HybridStore to provide: (a) HybridPlan: improved capacity planning technique to administrators with the overall goal of operating within cost-budgets and (b) HybridDyn: improved performance/lifetime guarantees during episodes of deviations from expected workloads through two novel mechanisms: write-regulation and fragmentation busting. As an illustrative example of HybridStore s ef cacy, HybridPlan is able to nd the most cost-effective storage con guration for a large scale workload of Microsoft Research and suggest one MLC SSD with ten 7.2K RPM HDDs instead of fourteen 7.2K RPM HDDs only. HybridDyn is able to reduce the average response time for an enterprise scale random-write dominant workload by about 71% as compared to a HDD-based system.

Kim, Youngjae [ORNL; Gupta, Aayush [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Urgaonkar, Bhuvan [Pennsylvania State University; Piotr, Berman [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Sivasubramaniam, Anand [Pennsylvania State University

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic dynamic optimization of consumption and the induced price elasticity of demand in smart grids  

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This thesis presents a mathematical model of consumer behavior in response to stochastically-varying electricity prices, and a characterization of price-elasticity of demand created by optimal utilization of storage and ...

Faghih, Ali

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic-plastic analysis of the toroidal field coil inner leg of the compact ignition tokamak  

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Elastic-plastic analyses were made for the inner leg of the Compact Ignition Tokamak toroidal field (TF) coil, which is made of copper-Inconel composite material. From the result of the elastic-plastic analysis, the effective Young's moduli of the inner leg were determined by the analytical equations. These Young's moduli are useful for the three-dimensional, elastic, overall TF coil analysis. Comparison among the results of the baseline design (R = 1.324 m), the bucked pressless design, the 1.527-m major radius design, and the 1.6-m major radius design was also made, based on the elastic-plastic TF coil inner leg analyses.

Horie, T.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematically consistent, elastic block model for the eastern Mediterranean constrained by GPS measurements  

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I use a Global Positioning System (GPS) velocity field to constrain block models of the eastern Mediterranean and surrounding regions that account for the angular velocities of constituent blocks and elastic strain ...

Lawrence, Shawn A. (Shawn Adam), 1975-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the third- and fourth-order constants of incompressible isotropic elasticity  

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Consider the constitutive law for an isotropic elastic solid with the strain-energy function expanded up to the fourth order in the strain, and the stress up to the third order in the strain. The stress-strain relation can then be inverted to give the strain in terms of the stress with a view to considering the incompressible limit. For this purpose, use of the logarithmic strain tensor is of particular value. It enables the limiting values of all nine fourth-order elastic constants in the incompressible limit to be evaluated precisely and rigorously. In particular, it is explained why the three constants of fourth-order incompressible elasticity $\\mu$, $\\bar{A}$, and $\\bar D$ are of the same order of magnitude. Several examples of application of the results follow, including determination of the acoustoelastic coefficients in incompressible solids and the limiting values of the coefficients of nonlinearity for elastic wave propagation.

Michel Destrade; Ray W. Ogden

2013-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-order boundary integral method for surface diffusions on elastically stressed axisymmetric rods  

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Many applications in materials involve surface diffusion of elastically stressed solids. Study of singularity formation and long-time behavior of such solid surfaces requires accurate simulations in both space and time. Here we present a high-order boundary ... Keywords: 65B10, 65B15, 65M99, 65R20, 74B99, Axisymmetric domain, Boundary integral method, Elastic stress, Integration factor methods, Surface diffusion

Xiaofan Li; Qing Nie

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic Properties of the Zintl Ferromagnet Yb14MnSb11  

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We report measurements of the elastic moduli as a function of temperature (5-300) K and magnetic field (0-2 T) for the Zintl ferromagnet Yb{sub 14}MnSb{sub 11}, which is believed to be a rare example of an underscreened Kondo lattice. The elastic moduli measured below the Curie temperature in this complex ferromagnet exhibit unusual lattice stiffening that is independent of the magnetic field and can be adequately modeled using the Landau theory.

Bhattacharya, Sriparna [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Marinescu, D. C. [Clemson University; Morris, James R [ORNL; Sergienko, Ivan A [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL; Mandrus, D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Keppens, V. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances  

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the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances Title An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-326E Year of Publication 2008 Authors Dale, Larry L., and Sydny K. Fujita Document Number LBNL-326E Pagination 19 Date Published 02/2008 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract This article summarizes our study of the price elasticity of demand1 for home appliances, including refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers. In the context of increasingly stringent appliance standards, we are interested in what kind of impact the increased manufacturing costs caused by higher efficiency requirements will have on appliance sales. We chose to study this particular set of appliances because data for the elasticity calculation was more readily available for refrigerators, clothes washers, and dishwashers than for other appliances. We begin with a review of the existing economics literature describing the impact of economic variables on the sale of durable goods. We then describe the market for home appliances and changes in it over the past 20 years. We conclude with summary and interpretation of the results of our regression analysis and present estimates of the price elasticity of demand for the three appliances.

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Flex Your Electric Vehicle Knowledge Muscle On Jeopardy! Tonight |  

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Flex Your Electric Vehicle Knowledge Muscle On Jeopardy! Tonight Flex Your Electric Vehicle Knowledge Muscle On Jeopardy! Tonight Flex Your Electric Vehicle Knowledge Muscle On Jeopardy! Tonight May 20, 2011 - 9:30am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs One of the Department of Energy's great prides -- the Argonne National Laboratory -- will be featured in today's episode of Jeopardy! Contestants will answer questions in a "Cars of Today" category, which will include three clues about Argonne National Laboratory's vehicle technology programs. If you want to brush up on the topic before you watch, you may find this piece on how GM's Chevy Volt is using Argonne's breakthrough battery technology, and this interview with Argonne's Jeff Chamberlain on electric

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Marine Diatoms Survive Iron Droughts in the Ocean by Storing Iron in  

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Marine Diatoms Survive Iron Droughts in Marine Diatoms Survive Iron Droughts in the Ocean by Storing Iron in Ferritin Almost all organisms require iron as a co-factor in numerous metalloproteins and enzymes. In particular, phytoplankton, which are aquatic, free-drifting, single-celled organisms that can harvest energy from the sun, have an elevated demand for iron due to the large role it plays in their photosynthetic machinery. In 30-40% of the world's oceans iron concentrations are low enough to limit the growth of phytoplankton (Martin and Fitzwater 1988; Moore et al. 2002). New sources of iron to these regions are sporadic and typically include atmospheric dust deposition or weak upwelling of deep waters. figure 1 Figure 1: A light micrograph of the marine pennate diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries. Shown are one whole cell and two partial cells connected at the cell tips in a chain. The brown components of the cells are the chloroplasts. Scale bar = 5 mm. (Image courtesy of K. Holtermann)

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Effects of potting on training and quench propagation in a large stored energy superconducting dipole coil  

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A superconducting racetrack dipole coil was constructed to compare directly training and quench behavior in potted and non-potted coils. The stored energy of this coil was 175 KJoules at the conductor's short sample limit of 238 Amp with a peak field on the coil of 7.6 Tesla. The outward magnetic forces were restrained by rows of tie rods between side plates. Comparisons of training behavior were made for both steel and aluminum tie rods. Helium flow was provided by channels in the fiberglass cable tape allowing 1/4 of the conductor direct access to the helium supply. After training the coil to 90% of short sample limit, the tie rods were relaxed and the entire coil was vacuum impregnated with a standard clear magnet epoxy. After potting, the previous tie rod preloads were re-established. This resulted in a much shallower training curve, and required retraining after thermal cycling. The unpotted coil showed no evidence of internal quench propagation below 80% short sample, whereas the potted coil exhibited good quench propagation and energy dissipation at all currents, simplifying protection strategies. Fully impregnated coils of this design are not practical for thermally cycled magnets designed to operate above 80% of short sample limit.

Cox, B.; Garbincius, P.H.; Guerra, J.; Mazur, P.O.; Satti, J.A.; Tilles, E.B.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma focus ion beam fluence and flux-Scaling with stored energy  

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Measurements on plasma focus ion beams include various advanced techniques producing a variety of data which has yet to produce benchmark numbers [A Bernard et al., J. Mosc. Phys. Soc. 8, 93-170 (1998)]. This present paper uses the Lee Model code [S Lee, http://www.plasmafocus.net (2012)], integrated with experimental measurements to provide the basis for reference numbers and the scaling of deuteron beams versus stored energy E{sub 0}. The ion number fluence (ions m{sup -2}) and energy fluence (J m{sup -2}) computed as 2.4-7.8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 20} and 2.2-33 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 6}, respectively, are found to be independent of E{sub 0} from 0.4 to 486 kJ. Typical inductance machines (33-55 nH) produce 1.2-2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} ions per kJ carrying 1.3%-4% E{sub 0} at mean ion energy 50-205 keV, dropping to 0.6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} ions per kJ carrying 0.7% E{sub 0} for the high inductance INTI PF.

Lee, S. [INTI International University, 71800 Nilai (Malaysia); Institute for Plasma Focus Studies, 32 Oakpark Drive, Chadstone 3148 (Australia); Physics Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Saw, S. H. [INTI International University, 71800 Nilai (Malaysia); Institute for Plasma Focus Studies, 32 Oakpark Drive, Chadstone 3148 (Australia)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling System for a Frame-Store PN-CCD Detector for Low Background Application  

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The astroparticle physics experiment CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) aims to detect hypothetical axions or axion-like particles produced in the Sun by the Primakoff process. A Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prototype superconducting dipole magnet provides a 9 T transverse magnetic field for the conversion of axions into detectable X-ray photons. These photons are detected with an X-ray telescope and a novel type of frame-store CCD detector built from radio-pure materials, installed in the optics focal plane. A novel type of cooling system has been designed and built based on krypton-filled cryogenic heat pipes, made out of oxygen-free radiopure copper, and a Stirling cryocooler as cold source. The heat pipes provide an efficient thermal coupling between the cryocooler and the CCD which is kept at stable temperatures between 150 and 230 K within an accuracy of 0.1 K. A graded-Z radiation shield, also serving as a gas cold-trap operated at 120 K, is implemented to reduce the surface contamination of the CCD wind...

Pereira, H; Santos Silva, P; Kuster, M; Lang, P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MATERIAL PROPERTIES OF PLUTONIUM-BEARING OXIDES STORED IN STAINLESS STEEL CONTAINERS  

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The destructive examination (DE) of 3013 containers after storage is part of the Surveillance and Monitoring Program based on the Department of Energy's standard for long-term storage of Pu (DOE-STD-3013). The stored, Pu-bearing materials may contain alkali halide contamination that varies from trace amounts of salt to about 50 weight percent, with smaller fractions of other compounds and oxides. These materials were characterized prior to packaging, and surveillance characterizations are conducted to determine the behavior of the materials during long term storage. The surveillance characterization results are generally in agreement with the pre-surveillance data. The predominant phases identified by X-ray diffraction are in agreement with the expected phase assemblages of the as-received materials. The measured densities are in reasonable agreement with the expected densities of materials containing the fraction of salts and actinide oxide specified by the pre-surveillance data. The radiochemical results are generally in good agreement with the pre-surveillance data for mixtures containing 'weapons grade' Pu (nominally 94% {sup 239}Pu and 6% {sup 240}Pu); however, the ICP-MS results from the present investigation generally produce lower concentrations of Pu than the pre-surveillance analyses. For mixtures containing 'fuel grade' Pu (nominally 81-93% {sup 239}Pu and 7-19% {sup 240}Pu), the ICP-MS results from the present investigation appear to be in better agreement with the pre-surveillance data than the radiochemistry results.

Kessinger, G.; Almond, P.; Bridges, N.; Bronikowski, M.; Crowder, M.; Duffey, J.; Livingston, R.; Mcelwee, M.; Missimer, D.; Scogin, J.; Summer, M.; Jurgensen, A.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherence of a qubit stored in Zeeman levels of a single optically trapped atom  

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We experimentally investigate the coherence properties of a qubit stored in the Zeeman substates of the 5S1/2, F=1 hyperfine ground level of a single optically trapped Rb-87 atom. Larmor precession of a single atomic spin-1 system is observed by preparing the atom in a defined initial spin-state and then measuring the resulting state after a programmable period of free evolution. Additionally, by performing quantum state tomography, maximum knowledge about the spin coherence is gathered. By using an active magnetic field stabilization and without application of a magnetic guiding field we achieve transverse and longitudinal dephasing times of T2*=75..150 \\mus and T1>0.5 ms respectively. We derive the light-shift distribution of a single atom in the approximately harmonic potential of a dipole trap and show that the measured atomic spin coherence is limited mainly by residual position- and state-dependent effects in the optical trapping potential. The improved understanding enables longer coherence times, an i...

Rosenfeld, Wenjamin; Weber, Markus; Weinfurter, Harald

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherence of a qubit stored in Zeeman levels of a single optically trapped atom  

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We experimentally investigate the coherence properties of a qubit stored in the Zeeman substates of the 5S1/2, F=1 hyperfine ground level of a single optically trapped Rb-87 atom. Larmor precession of a single atomic spin-1 system is observed by preparing the atom in a defined initial spin-state and then measuring the resulting state after a programmable period of free evolution. Additionally, by performing quantum state tomography, maximum knowledge about the spin coherence is gathered. By using an active magnetic field stabilization and without application of a magnetic guiding field we achieve transverse and longitudinal dephasing times of T2*=75..150 \\mus and T1>0.5 ms respectively. We derive the light-shift distribution of a single atom in the approximately harmonic potential of a dipole trap and show that the measured atomic spin coherence is limited mainly by residual position- and state-dependent effects in the optical trapping potential. The improved understanding enables longer coherence times, an important prerequisite for future applications in long-distance quantum communication and computation with atoms in optical lattices or for a loophole-free test of Bell's inequality.

Wenjamin Rosenfeld; Jürgen Volz; Markus Weber; Harald Weinfurter

2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved electrochemical energy storing device includes a number of thin-film electrochemical cells which are maintained in a state of compression through use of an internal or an external pressure apparatus. A thermal conductor, which is connected to at least one of the positive or negative contacts of each electrochemical cell, conducts current into and out of the electrochemical cells and also conducts thermal energy between the electrochemical cells and thermally conductive material disposed on a wall structure adjacent the conductors. The wall structure includes electrically resistive material, such as an anodized coating or a thin film of plastic. The thermal conductors are fabricated to include a spring mechanism which expands and contacts to maintain mechanical contact between the electrochemical cells and the thermally conductive material in the presence of relative movement between the electrochemical cells and the wall structure. An active cooling apparatus may be employed external to a hermetically sealed housing containing the electrochemical cells to enhance the transfer of thermal energy into and out of the electrochemical cells. An integrated interconnect board may be disposed within the housing onto which a number of electrical and electro-mechanical components are mounted. Heat generated by the components is conducted from the interconnect board to the housing using the thermal conductors.

Rouillard, Roger (Beloeil, CA); Domroese, Michael K. (South St. Paul, MN); Gauthier, Michel (La Prairie, CA); Hoffman, Joseph A. (Minneapolis, MN); Lindeman, David D. (Hudson, WI); Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan (St-Hubert, CA); Radewald, Vern E. (Austin, TX); Ranger, Michel (Lachine, CA); Rouillard, Jean (Saint-Luc, CA); Shiota, Toshimi (St. Bruno, CA); St-Germain, Philippe (Outremont, CA); Sudano, Anthony (Laval, CA); Trice, Jennifer L. (Eagan, MN); Turgeon, Thomas A. (Fridley, MN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic-plastic strain acceptance criterion for structures subject to rapidly applied transient dynamic loading  

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Rapidly applied transient dynamic loads produce stresses and deflections in structures that typically exceed those from static loading conditions. Previous acceptance criteria for structures designed for rapidly applied transient dynamic loading limited stresses to those determined from elastic analysis. Different stress limits were established for different grades of structure depending upon the amount of permanent set considered acceptable. Structure allowed to sustain very limited permanent set is designed to stress limits not significantly greater than yield stress. Greater permanent set in structure under rapidly applied transient dynamic loading conditions is permitted by establishing stress limits that are significantly greater than yield stress but still provide adequate safety margin (with respect to failure). This paper presents a strain-based elastic-plastic (i.e., inelastic) analysis criterion developed as an alternative to the more conservative stress-based elastic analysis stress criterion for structures subjected to rapidly applied transient dynamic loading. The strain limits established are based on a fraction of the strain at ultimate stress obtained from an engineering stress/strain curve of the material. Strains limits are categorized by type as membrane or surface and by region as general, local, or concentrated. The application of the elastic-plastic criterion provides a more accurate, less conservative design/analysis basis for structures than that used in elastic stress-based analysis criteria, while still providing adequate safety margins.

Solonick, W. [Electric Boat Corp., Groton, CT (United States)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Elastic-Plastic Strain Acceptance Criteria for Structures Subject to Rapidly Applied Transient Dynamic Loading  

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Rapidly applied transient dynamic loads produce stresses and deflections in structures that typically exceed those from static loading conditions. Previous acceptance criteria for structures designed for rapidly applied transient dynamic loading limited stresses to those determined from elastic analysis. Different stress limits were established for different grades of structure depending upon the amount of permanent set considered acceptable. Structure allowed to sustain very limited permanent set is designed to stress limits not significantly greater than yield stress. Greater permanent set in structure under rapidly applied transient dynamic loading conditions is permitted by establishing stress limits that are significantly greater than yield stress but still provide adequate safety margin (with respect to failure). This paper presents a strain-based elastic-plastic (i.e., inelastic) analysis criterion developed as an alternative to the more conservative stress-based elastic analysis stress criterion for structures subjected to rapidly applied transient dynamic loading. The strain limits established are based on material ductility considerations only and are set as a fraction of the strain at ultimate stress obtained from an engineering stress/strain curve of the material. Strains limits are categorized by type as membrane or surface and by region as general, local , or concentrated. The application of the elastic-plastic criterion provides a more accurate, less conservative design/analysis basis for structures than that used in elastic stress-based analysis criteria, while still providing adequate safety margins.

W.R. Solonick

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Decomposition of the price and income elasticities of the consumer demand for gasoline  

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The authors specify and estimate a model of the short-run demand for gasoline which allows them to decompose a consumer's gasoline demand elasticities into miles-driven and driving-efficiency components. Their model is estimated using detailed household survey data which allows direct focus on the short run, holding both the household's automobile stock and demographic profile fixed. Among the most interesting results are: (1) The data allow interesting insights to be drawn into the interrelationship between these important variables and household behavior with respect to gasoline consumption, miles driven, and driving efficiency. (2) The gasoline demand behavior of one-car and multi-car households differ significantly from each other. Evaluated at overall sample means, one-car households have higher (in absolute value) price elasticites for gasoline, miles driven and fuel-efficiency demand. Conversely, multi-car households have higher (in absolute value) total expenditure elasticities for each category. (3) For both one-car and multi-car households, roughly 75% of the estimated price elasticity and roughly 80% of the estimated total-expenditure elasticity of gasoline demand stem from the miles-driven component. The estimated fuel-efficiency elasticities, though smaller than their standard errors, indicate that households respond to changes in prices and total-expenditure levels not only by changing the number of miles they drive, but also by changing the efficiency with which they drive them. 23 references, 3 tables.

Archibald, R. (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA); Gillingham, R.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW A 84, 022343 (2011) Coherence of a qubit stored in Zeeman levels of a single optically trapped atom  

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experimentally investigate the coherence properties of a qubit stored in the Zeeman substates of the 52 S1/2, F = 1 hyperfine ground level of a single optically trapped 87 Rb atom. Larmor precession of a single and the quantum repeater [1]. There, ground states of trapped atoms or ions are ideal candidates

Weinfurter, Harald

335

Dynamic Model and Control of an Artificial Muscle Based on Contractile Polymers  

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A dynamic model and control system of an artificial muscle is presented. The artificial muscle is based on a contractile polymer gel which undergoes abrupt volume changes in response to variations in external conditions. ...

Brock, David L.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Design and application of a cellular, piezoelectric, artificial muscle actuator for biorobotic systems  

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One of the foremost challenges in robotics is the development of muscle-like actuators that have the capability to reproduce the smooth motions observed in animals. Biological muscles have a unique cellular structure that ...

Secord, Thomas W. (Thomas William)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Aspiration requirements for the transportation of retrievably stored waste in the TRUPACT-2 package  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Transuranic Package Transporter-II (TRUPACT-II) is the shipping package to be used for the transportation of contact-handled transuranic (CH TRU) waste between the various US Department of Energy (DOE) sites, and to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Waste (payload) containers to be transported in the TRUPACT-II package are required to be vented prior to being shipped. Venting'' refers to the installation of one or more carbon composite filters in the lid of the container, and the puncturing of a rigid liner (if present). This ensures that there is no buildup of pressure or potentially flammable gas concentrations in the container prior to transport. Payload containers in retrievable storage that have been stored in an unvented condition at the DOE sites, may have generated and accumulated potentially flammable concentrations of gases (primarily due to generation of hydrogen by radiolysis) during the unvented storage period. Such payload containers need to be aspirated for a sufficient period of time until safe pre-transport conditions (acceptably low hydrogen concentrations) are achieved. The period of time for which a payload container needs to be in a vented condition before qualifying for transport in a TRUPACT-II package is defined as the aspiration time.'' This paper presents the basis for evaluating the minimum aspiration time for a payload container that has been in unvented storage. Three different options available to the DOE sites for meeting the aspiration requirements are described in this paper. 4 refs., 2 figs.

Djordjevic, S.; Drez, P.; Murthy, D. (International Technology Corp., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Temus, C. (Nuclear Packaging Corp., Federal Way, WA (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Umatilla Depot Activity, Hermiston, Oregon  

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The Umatilla Depot Activity (UMDA) near Hermiston, Oregon, is one of eight US Army installations in the continental United States where lethal unitary chemical agents and munitions are stored, and where destruction of agents and munitions is proposed under the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP). The chemical agent inventory at UMDA consists of 11.6%, by weight, of the total US stockpile. The destruction of the stockpile is necessary to eliminate the risk to the public from continued storage and to dispose of obsolete and leaking munitions. In 1988 the US Army issued a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for the CSDP that identified on-site disposal of agents and munitions as the environmentally preferred alternative (i.e., the alternative with the least potential to cause significant adverse impacts), using a method based on five measures of risk for potential human health and ecosystem/environmental effects; the effectiveness and adequacy of emergency preparedness capabilities also played a key role in the FPEIS selection methodology. In some instances, the FPEIS included generic data and assumptions that were developed to allow a consistent comparison of potential impacts among programmatic alternatives and did not include detailed conditions at each of the eight installations. The purpose of this Phase 1 report is to examine the proposed implementation of on-site disposal at UMDA in light of more recent and more detailed data than those included in the FPEIS. Specifically, this Phase 1 report is intended to either confirm or reject the validity of on-site disposal for the UMDA stockpile. Using the same computation methods as in the FPEIS, new population data were used to compute potential fatalities from hypothetical disposal accidents. Results indicate that onsite disposal is clearly preferable to either continued storage at UMDA or transportation of the UMDA stockpile to another depot for disposal.

Zimmerman, G.P.; Hillsman, E.L.; Johnson, R.O.; Miller, R.L.; Patton, T.G.; Schoepfle, G.M.; Tolbert, V.R.; Feldman, D.L.; Hunsaker, D.B. Jr.; Kroodsma, R.L.; Morrissey, J.; Rickert, L.W.; Staub, W.P.; West, D.C.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Elastic Properties and Internal Friction of Two Magnesium Alloys at Elevated Temperatures  

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The elastic properties and internal friction of two magnesium alloys were studied from 25 C to 450 C using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS). The Young's moduli decrease with increasing temperature. At 200 C, a change in the temperature dependence of the elastic constants is observed. The internal friction increases significantly with increasing temperature above 200 C. The observed changes in the temperature dependence of the elastic constants and the internal friction are the result of anelastic relaxation by grain boundary sliding at elevated temperatures. Elastic properties govern the behavior of a materials subjected to stress over a region of strain where the material behaves elastically. The elastic properties, including the Young's modulus (E), shear modulus (G), bulk modulus (B), and Poisson's ratio (?), are of significant interest to many design and engineering applications. The choice of the most appropriate material for a particular application at elevated temperatures therefore requires knowledge of its elastic properties as a function of temperature. In addition, mechanical vibration can cause significant damage in the automotive, aerospace, and architectural industries and thus, the ability of a material to dissipate elastic strain energy in materials, known as damping or internal friction, is also important property. Internal friction can be the result of a wide range of physical mechanisms, and depends on the material, temperature, and frequency of the loading. When utilized effectively in engineering applications, the damping capacity of a material can remove undesirable noise and vibration as heat to the surroundings. The elastic properties of materials can be determined by static or dynamic methods. Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS), used in this study, is a unique and sophisticated non-destructive dynamic technique for determining the complete elastic tensor of a solid by measuring the resonant spectrum of mechanical resonance for a sample of known geometry, dimensions, and mass. In addition, RUS allows determination of internal friction, or damping, at different frequencies and temperatures. Polycrystalline pure magnesium (Mg) exhibits excellent high damping properties. However, the poor mechanical properties limit the applications of pure Mg. Although alloying can improve the mechanical properties of Mg, the damping properties are reduced with additions of alloying elements. Therefore, it becomes necessary to study and develop Mg-alloys with simultaneous high damping capacity and improved mechanical properties. Moreover, studies involving the high temperature dynamic elastic properties of Mg alloys are limited. In this study, the elastic properties and internal friction of two magnesium alloys were studied at elevated temperatures using RUS. The effect of alloy composition and grain size was investigated. The wrought magnesium alloys AZ31 and ZK60 were employed. Table 1 gives the nominal chemical compositions of these two alloys. The ZK60 alloy is a commercial extruded plate with a T5 temper, i.e. solution-treated at 535 C for two hours, quenched in hot water, and aged at 185 C for 24 hours. The AZ31 alloy is a commercial rolled plate with a H24 temper, i.e. strain hardened and partially annealed.

Freels, M.; Liaw, P. K.; Garlea, E.; Morrell, J. S.; Radiovic, M.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Coupled elastic-plastic thermomechanically assisted diffusion: Theory development, numerical implementation, and application  

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A fully coupled thermomechanical diffusion theory describing the thermal and mechanically assisted mass transport of dilute mobile constituents in an elastic solid is extended to include the effects of elastic-plastic deformation. Using the principles of modern continuum mechanics and classical plasticity theory, balance laws and constitutive equations are derived for a continuum composed of an immobile, but deformable, parent material and a dilute mobile constituent. The resulting equations are cast into a finite element formulation for incorporation into a finite element code. This code serves as a tool for modeling thermomechanically assisted phenomena in elastic-plastic solids. A number of simplified problems for which analytical solutions can be derived are used to benchmark the theory and finite element code. Potential uses of the numerical implementation of the theory are demonstrated using two problems. Specifically, tritium diffusion in a titanium alloy and hydrogen diffusion in a multiphase stainless steel are examined.

Weinacht, D.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE Congestive Heart Failure: Condition in which the heart muscle can not pump enough  

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CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE Congestive Heart Failure: Condition in which the heart muscle can not pump enough blood to the body to meet the organs demands. Heart muscle dilatation, muscle fibers hypertrophy, and increased heart rate are the clinical markers of disease progression as the heart attempts to compensate

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Application Of Elastic Perfectly Plastic Cyclic Analysis To Assessment Of Creep Strain  

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A cyclic elastic-perfectly plastic analysis method is proposed which provides a conservative estimate to cyclic creep strain accumulation within the ratchet boundary. The method is to check for ratcheting based on an elastic-perfectly material with a temperature-dependent pseudo yield stress defined by temperature, time and stress to give 1% creep strain. It does not require stress classification and is also applicable to a full range of temperature above and below the creep regime. This simplified method could be used as a rapid screening calculation, with full time-dependent creep analysis used if necessary.

Carter, Peter [Stress Engineering Services Inc.; Jetter, Robert I [Consultant; Sham, Sam [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Comparison of temperature and humidity profiles with elastic-backscatter lidar data  

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This contribution analyzes elastic-backscatter lidar data and temperature and humidity profiles from radiosondes acquired in Barcelona in July 1992. Elastic-backscatter lidar data reveal the distribution of aerosols within the volume of atmosphere scanned. By comparing this information with temperature and humidity profiles of the atmosphere at a similar time, we are able to asses de relationship among aerosol distribution and atmospheric stability or water content, respectively. Comparisons have shown how lidar`s revealed layers of aerosols correspond to atmospheric layers with different stability condition and water content.

Soriano, C. [Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna, Barcelona (Spain)]|[Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Buttler, W.T. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Baldasano, J.M. [Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna, Barcelona (Spain)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

On the increase of the isolation efficacy for the passive elastic devices by the structural configuration optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper present the main results obtained from the complex study intended for increasing the isolation efficacy on the passive elastic anti-vibrational devices, based on the rubber elements. At first, the author present the main theoretical aspects ... Keywords: isolation efficacy, passive elastic devices, rubber element

Silviu Nastac

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Radiological, physical, and chemical characterization of low-level alpha contaminated wastes stored at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

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This document provides radiological, physical, and chemical characterization data for low-level alpha-contaminated radioactive and low-level alpha-contaminated radioactive and hazardous (i.e., mixed) wastes stored at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and considered for treatment under the Private Sector Participation Initiative Program. Waste characterization data are provided in the form of INEL Waste Profile Sheets. These documents provide, for each content code, information on waste identification, waste description, waste storage configuration, physical/chemical waste composition, radionuclide and associated alpha activity waste characterization data, and hazardous constituents present in the waste. Information is provided for 97 waste streams which represent an estimated total volume of 25,450 m 3 corresponding to a total mass of approximately 12,000,000 kg. In addition, considerable information concerning alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron source term data specific to Rocky Flats-generated waste forms stored at the INEL are provided to assist in facility design specification.

Apel, M.L.; Becker, G.K.; Ragan, Z.K.; Frasure, J.; Raivo, B.D.; Gale, L.G.; Pace, D.P.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Elastic theory of low-dimensional continua and its applications in bio- and nano-structures  

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This review presents the elastic theory of low-dimensional (one- and two-dimensional) continua and its applications in bio- and nano-structures including short DNA rings, lipid membranes, cell membranes, graphene and carbon nanotubes. [The full abstract is in the pdf file.

Tu, Z C

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Improved MLPG_R method for simulating 2D interaction between violent waves and elastic structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interaction between violent water waves and structures is of a major concern and one of the important issues that has not been well understood in marine engineering. This paper will present first attempt to extend the Meshless Local Petrov Galerkin method ... Keywords: Elastic structures, MLPG_R, Meshless method, Violent waves, Wave-structure interaction

V. Sriram; Q. W. Ma

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Reliable solution of an unilateral contact problem with friction and uncertain data in thermo-elasticity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An unilateral contact problem with friction and with uncertain input data in quasi-coupled thermo-elasticity is analysed. As uncertain data coefficients of stress-strain law, coefficients of thermal conductivity, body and surface forces, thermal sources ... Keywords: Coulomb friction, finite element analysis, radioactive waste repositories, steady-state heat flow, unilateral contact

I. Hlavá?ek; J. Nedoma

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Elastic Moduli of Ultrathin Amorphous Polymer Films Christopher M. Stafford,*, Bryan D. Vogt, Christopher Harrison,,  

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Elastic Moduli of Ultrathin Amorphous Polymer Films Christopher M. Stafford,*, Bryan D. Vogt are prohibitively difficult to perform at this time. * Corresponding author: Fax +1 (301) 975-4924; e-mail chris.stafford ) 3 (2) 5096 Stafford et al. Macromolecules, Vol. 39, No. 15, 2006 #12;assumption in the derivation

Huang, Rui

350

Universal Sound Absorption in Amorphous Solids: A Theory of Elastically Coupled Generic Blocks  

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Glasses are known to exhibit quantitative universalities at low temperatures, the most striking of which is the ultrasonic attenuation coefficient 1/Q. In this work we develop a theory of coupled generic blocks with a certain randomness property to show that universality emerges essentially due to the interactions between elastic blocks, regardless of their microscopic nature.

Dervis C. Vural; Anthony J. Leggett

2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

351

A Preponderance of Elastic Properties of Alpha Plutonium Measured Via Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Samples of {alpha} plutonium were fabricated at the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Plutonium Facility. Cylindrical samples were machined from cast pucks. Precision immersion density and resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) measurements were completed on 27 new samples, yielding elastic moduli measurements. Mechanical tests were performed in compression yielding stress-strain curves as a function of rate, temperature and phase.

Saleh, Tarik A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrow, Adam M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Freibert, Franz J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

352

Capillary Dynamics of Elastic?Wave?Enhanced Two?Phase Flow in Porous Media  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elastic waves may enhance two?phase flow in porous media. We investigate the role and dynamics of capillary forces during the enhancement process. We present a theory that allows us to estimate the response of trapped nonwetting phase blobs to variable frequency excitation. According to this theory capillary trapped oil blobs may exhibit resonance

Markus Hilpert; Chunyan Guo; Joseph Katz

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Energy distributions and effective temperatures in the packing of elastic sheets  

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OFFPRINT Energy distributions and effective temperatures in the packing of elastic sheets S) 24002 www.epljournal.org doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/85/24002 Energy distributions and effective temperatures-section are broadly distributed. We find distributions of energy with exponential tails. This setup naturally divides

Boudaoud, Arezki

354

Energy distributions and effective temperatures in the packing of elastic sheets  

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Energy distributions and effective temperatures in the packing of elastic sheets S. Deboeuf, M of the branches forming the cross-section are broadly distributed. We find distributions of energy and within the bulk. While the geometrical properties of the sub-systems differ, their energy distributions

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

Design of discrete control system of flexible spacecraft maintaining robust stability of elastic oscillations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the flexible spacecraft with a nonlinear orientation control system using flywheel engines, an approach to making its elastic oscillations robust stable was considered. It relies on a purposeful variation of the boundaries of the stability domains ... Keywords: 07.05.Dz

I. N. Krutova; V. M. Sukhanov

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

A new model to simulate the elastic properties of mineralized collagen fibril  

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Bone, because of its hierarchical composite structure, exhibits an excellent combination of stiffness and toughness, which is due substantially to the structural order and deformation at the smaller length scales. Here, we focus on the mineralized collagen fibril, consisting of hydroxyapatite plates with nanometric dimensions aligned within a protein matrix, and emphasize the relationship between the structure and elastic properties of a mineralized collagen fibril. We create two- and three-dimensional representative volume elements to represent the structure of the fibril and evaluate the importance of the parameters defining its structure and properties of the constituent mineral and collagen phase. Elastic stiffnesses are calculated by the finite element method and compared with experimental data obtained by synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The computational results match the experimental data well, and provide insight into the role of the phases and morphology on the elastic deformation characteristics. Also, the effects of water, imperfections in the mineral phase and mineral content outside the mineralized collagen fibril upon its elastic properties are discussed.

Yuan, F.; Stock, S.R.; Haeffner, D.R.; Almer, J.D.; Dunand, D.C.; Brinson, L.C. (NWU)

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

357

Contorting a heavy and naturally curved elastic rod Arnaud Lazarus,a  

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results by coupling the predictive power of a numerical method of our own, with classic theory for elastic agella,7 morpho- genesis of tendril perversion in climbing plants8­10 and damage due to localized curvature on the inversion of helix handed- ness9,10,27 or the presence of one-twist-per-wave congurations28

Entekhabi, Dara

358

Long-range static directional stress transfer in a cracked, nonlinear elastic crust  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seeing the Earth crust as criss-crossed by faults filled with fluid at close to lithostatic pressures, we develop a model in which its elastic modulii are different in net tension versus compression. In constrast with standard nonlinear effects, this ...

G. Ouillon; D. Sornette

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Microsecond relaxation processes in shear and extensional flows of weakly elastic polymer solutions  

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elastic fluids in this study. V U 3095.1 Rti p f V LL t 2 0 0 #16; G 23R O V Ud 18 (iii) The third condition relates to the experimental capability to observe the exponential decay predicted by eq. (3), or in another words the capture frame rate (or...

Vadillo, D.C.; Mathues, W.; Clasen, C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Topology of charge density and elastic properties of Ti3SiC2 polymorphs  

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1. Structure models of Ti 3 SiC 2 . ? and ? refer to the twothe Brillouin zone of Ti 3 SiC 2 . c 400 MPa a 400 MPa c 400and elastic properties of Ti 3 SiC 2 polymorphs R. Yu, X. F.

Yu, Rong; Zhang, Xiao Feng; He, Lian Long; Ye, Heng Qiang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dispersion of elastic moduli in a porous-cracked rock: Theoretical predictions for squirt-flow  

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. Attenuation and dispersion of compressional waves in fluid-filled porous rocks with partial gas saturationDispersion of elastic moduli in a porous-cracked rock: Theoretical predictions for squirt-flow M Available online xxxx Keywords: Frequency dispersion Rock properties Bimodal porosity Effective medium

Fortin, Jérôme

362

Vulnerability assessment and security of scalable and bandwidth elastic next generation PONs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The next generation WDM/TDM-PON is scalable and delivers elastically ultra-high data rates to thousands of end-users, and therefore network security becomes particularly important. We identify different levels of security and responsibilities in the ... Keywords: FTTH, PON, network security, optical networks

Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos; Di Jin

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Vulnerabilities and security strategy for the next generation bandwidth elastic PON  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The next generation WDM/TDM-PON is scalable and delivers elastically ultra-high data rates to many thousands of end-users, and therefore network security becomes of particular importance. We identify different levels of security and responsibilities ... Keywords: FTTH, PON, network security, optical networks

Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos; Di Jin

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Elastic, excitation, ionization and charge transfer cross sections of current interest in fusion energy research  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Due to the present interest in modeling and diagnosing the edge and divertor plasma regions in magnetically confined fusion devices, we have sought to provide new calculations regarding the elastic, excitation, ionization, and charge transfer cross sections in collisions among relevant ions, neutrals, and isotopes in the low- to intermediate-energy regime. We summarize here some of our recent work.

Schultz, D.R.; Krstic, P.S.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Use in the Australian Manufacturing Industry: An Analysis of Energy Demand Elasticity  

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Energy Use in the Australian Manufacturing Industry: An Analysis of Energy Demand Elasticity Chris in this paper. Energy consumption data was sourced from the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics' Australian Energy Statistics publication. Price and income data were sourced from the Australian Bureau

366

RTP: robust tenant placement for elastic in-memory database clusters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the cloud services industry, a key issue for cloud operators is to minimize operational costs. In this paper, we consider algorithms that elastically contract and expand a cluster of in-memory databases depending on tenants' behavior over time while ... Keywords: cloud computing, data placement, fault tolerance, in-memory databases, multi tenancy

Jan Schaffner; Tim Januschowski; Megan Kercher; Tim Kraska; Hasso Plattner; Michael J. Franklin; Dean Jacobs

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OC3 -- Benchmark Exercise of Aero-Elastic Offshore Wind Turbine Codes: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper introduces the work content and status of the first international investigation and verification of aero-elastic codes for offshore wind turbines as performed by the "Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration" (OC3) within the "IEA Wind Annex XXIII -- Subtask 2".

Passon, P.; Kuhn, M.; Butterfield, S.; Jonkman, J.; Camp, T.; Larsen, T. J.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Crystallization and Solidification Properties of LipidsChapter 13 Elasticity of Fractal Aggregate Networks: Mechanical Arguments  

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Crystallization and Solidification Properties of Lipids Chapter 13 Elasticity of Fractal Aggregate Networks: Mechanical Arguments Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry 9128CE4F42D8A3EC45910D75EC2F0F83

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Implementation and Testing of an Elastic Strain Powered Wireless Sensing System for Energy-Autonomous Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents implementation and testing of an elastic strain powered wireless sensing system for energy-autonomous applications. The system harvests strain energy from a vibrating structure and convert it into usable electrical energy for powering ... Keywords: strain energy, piezoelectric generator, wireless sensor communication node, structural health monitoring, energy-aware interface

Alessandro Giuliano, Vlad Marsic, Meiling Zhu

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

High precision measurement of the proton elastic form factor ratio at low Q²  

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Experiment E08-007 measured the proton elastic form factor ratio [mu]GE/GM in the range of Q2 = 0.3-0.7(GeV/c)2 by recoil polarimetry. Data were taken in 2008 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia, ...

Zhan, Xiaohui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning Eye-Safe Elastic Backscatter Lidar at 1.54 ?m  

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A field-deployable scanning direct-detection elastic backscatter lidar system that is eye safe at all ranges is presented. The first two-dimensional spatial images created by scanning this new 1.54-?m wavelength system, and time-lapse animations (...

Scott M. Spuler; Shane D. Mayor

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A nonlinear elastic deformable template for soft structure segmentation. Application to the heart  

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A nonlinear elastic deformable template for soft structure segmentation. Application to the heart of the heart's anatomy and motion from temporal image sequences, more precisely Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sequences. Currently, a clinical examination results in a stack of slices covering the whole heart

Rouchdy, Youssef

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Hydrogen Gas Generation Model for Fuel-Based Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Stored at the INEEL  

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The Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL) initiated efforts to calculate the hydrogen gas generation in remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) containers in order to evaluate continued storage of unvented RH-TRU containers in vaults and to identify any potential problems during retrieval and aboveground storage. A computer code is developed to calculate the hydrogen concentration in the stored RH-TRU waste drums for known configuration, waste matrix, and radionuclide inventories as a function of time.

Khericha, S.; Bhatt, R.; Liekhus, K.

2003-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of geologic storage of natural gas with an emphasis on assessing the feasibility of storing hydrogen.  

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In many regions across the nation geologic formations are currently being used to store natural gas underground. Storage options are dictated by the regional geology and the operational need. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has an interest in understanding theses various geologic storage options, the advantages and disadvantages, in the hopes of developing an underground facility for the storage of hydrogen as a low cost storage option, as part of the hydrogen delivery infrastructure. Currently, depleted gas/oil reservoirs, aquifers, and salt caverns are the three main types of underground natural gas storage in use today. The other storage options available currently and in the near future, such as abandoned coal mines, lined hard rock caverns, and refrigerated mined caverns, will become more popular as the demand for natural gas storage grows, especially in regions were depleted reservoirs, aquifers, and salt deposits are not available. The storage of hydrogen within the same type of facilities, currently used for natural gas, may add new operational challenges to the existing cavern storage industry, such as the loss of hydrogen through chemical reactions and the occurrence of hydrogen embrittlement. Currently there are only three locations worldwide, two of which are in the United States, which store hydrogen. All three sites store hydrogen within salt caverns.

Lord, Anna Snider

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-frequency elastic waves alter pore-scale colloid mobilization  

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Naturally occurring seismic events and artificially generated low-frequency elastic waves have been observed to alter the production rates of oil and water wells, sometimes increasing and sometimes decreasing production, and to influence the turbidity of water wells. TEe decreases in production are of particular concern - especially when artificially generated elastic waves are applied as a method for enhanced oil recovery. The exact conditions that result in a decrease in production remain unknown. While the underlying environment is certainly complex, the observed increase in water well turbidity after seismic events suggests the existence of a mechanism that can affect both the subsurface flow paths and mobilization of in-situ colloidal particles. This paper explores the macroscopic and microscopic effects of elastic wave stimulations on the release of colloidal particles and investigates the microscopic mechanism of particle release during stimulation. Experiments on a column packed with 1-mm borosilicate beads loaded with polystyrene microspheres demonstrate that low-frequency elastic wave stimulations enhance the mobilization of captured microspheres. Increasing the intensity of the stimulations increases the number of microspheres released and can also result in cyclical variations in effluent microsphere concentration during and after stimulations. Under a prolonged period of stimulation, the cyclical effluent variations coincided with fluctuations in the column pressure data. This behavior can be attributed to flow pathways fouling and/or rearrangements of the beads in the column. Optical microscopy observations of the beads during low frequency oscillations reveal that the individual beads rotate, thereby rubbing against each other and scraping off portions of the adsorbed microspheres. These results support the theory that mechanical interactions between soil grains are important mechanisms in flow path alteration and the mobilization of naturally occurring colloidal particles during elastic wave stimulation. These results also point to both continuous and discrete, en masse releases of colloidal particles.

Beckham, Richard Edward [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Abdel-fattah, Amr I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Roberts, Peter M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ibrahim, Reem [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tarimala, Sownitri [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical diagnostics based on elastic scattering: An update of clinical demonstrations with the Optical Biopsy System  

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory has continued the development of the Optical Biopsy System (OBS) for noninvasive, real-time in situ diagnosis of tissue pathologies. Our clinical studies have expanded since the last Biomedical Optics Europe conference (Budapest, September 1993), and we report here on the latest results of clinical tests in gastrointestinal tract. The OBS invokes a unique approach to optical diagnosis of tissue pathologies based on the elastic scattering properties, over a wide range of wavelengths, of the tissue. The use of elastic scattering as the key to optical tissue diagnostics in the OBS is based on the fact that many tissue pathologies, including a majority of cancer forms, manifest significant architectural changes at the cellular and sub-cellular level. Since the cellular components that cause elastic scattering have dimensions typically on the order of visible to near-IR wavelengths, the elastic (Mie) scattering properties will be wavelength dependent. Thus, morphology and size changes can be expected to cause significant changes in an optical signature that is derived from the wavelength-dependence of elastic scattering. The OBS employs a small fiberoptic probe that is amenable to use with any endoscope or catheter, or to direct surface examination. The probe is designed to be used in optical contact with the tissue under examination and has separate illuminating and collecting fibers. Thus, the light that is collected and transmitted to the analyzing spectrometer must first scatter through a small volume of the tissue before entering the collection fiber(s). Consequently, the system is also sensitive to the optical absorption spectrum of the tissue, over an effective operating range of <300 to 950 nm, and such absorption adds valuable complexity to the scattering spectral signature.

Bigio, I.J.; Boyer, J.; Johnson, T.M.; Lacey, J.; Mourant, J.R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Conn, R. [Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bohorfoush, A. [Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee, WI (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate Filter Ceramics  

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Three established mechanical test specimen geometries and test methods used to evaluate mechanical properties of brittle materials are adapted to the diesel particulate filter (DPF) architecture to evaluate failure initiation stress and apparent elastic modulus of the ceramics comprising DPFs. The three custom-designed test coupons are harvested out of DPFs to promote a particular combination of orientation of crack initiation and crack plane. The testing of the DPF biaxial flexure disk produces a radial tensile stress and a crack plane parallel with the DPF's longitudinal axis. The testing of the DPF sectored flexural specimen produces axial tension at the DPF's OD and a crack plane perpendicular to the DPF's longitudinal axis. The testing of the DPF o-ring specimen produces hoop tension at the DPF's original outer diameter (OD) and at the inner diameter of the test coupon, and a crack plane parallel to the DPF's longitudinal axis. The testing of these mechanical test coupons also enables the determination of an apparent elastic modulus of the DPF ceramic material. Results consistently show that the apparent elastic modulus of the DPF ceramics is much less (e.g., up to an order of magnitude less) than apparent elastic modulus estimated using sonic- or resonance-based test methods. These specimen geometries, produced stress states, and modes of consequential crack initiation are discussed in context to the DPF's symmetry along with the assessments of each specimen's ease of fabrication, testing, failure stress determination, ultimate viability, and prospects for test standardization. Lastly, an explanation is offered for why the apparent elastic modulus measured with these three mechanical test coupons is relatively low and why their low values are more accurate for predicting thermomechanical stresses in DPFs.

Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL; Fox, Ethan E [ORNL; Lance, Michael J [ORNL; Ferber, Mattison K [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray movies reveal insect flight, muscle motion  

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BioCAT BioCAT X-ray movies reveal insect flight, muscle motion Photo credit: Michael Dickinson Watching flies fly may not seem like high-tech science, but for researchers using the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant X-rays, from the Advanced Photon Source located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, it not only helps explain how insects fly but also may someday aid in understanding human heart function. The researchers, from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Caltech and the University of Vermont, merged two distinct technologies, intense X-ray beams and electronic flight simulators, to study how insect muscles can generate such extraordinary levels of power. The results are published in the the January 20,. 2005, issue of the journal Nature.

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The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle | Advanced  

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A Newly Discovered DNA Repair Mechanism A Newly Discovered DNA Repair Mechanism Assessing the Risk of Arsenic Ingestion An Electronic Dance of Spins and Orbits How a Virus Prepares to Infect Cells Magnetic Switching under Pressure Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle DECEMBER 21, 2010 Bookmark and Share Main image: X-ray pattern from contracting flight muscle; top: match-mismatch of crossbridge origins with actin target zones; bottom: thick filament twisting bring myosin crossbridges closer to actin binding sites ("target zones"). Pink = target zones; red = myosin heads. Intruder at bottom: Lethocerus indicus.

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Dimensional analysis of nonlinear oscillations in brain, heart and muscle  

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We present some numerical studies on the dimensional analysis of temporal oscillations measured in the human electroencephalogram (EEG), heart rates (HR), and muscle tremor. We show that it is sufficient to characterize the individual system by a single dimension value alone. We give some detailed numerical analysis of the scaling structure of the attractors reconstructed from the time signal. Our methods are based on the concept of local gauge functions that we derive from the raw signals as well as from the transformed signal obtained from singular value decomposition. We were able to confirm and improve earlier results on the change of dimensionality of EEG signals. For heart rates and muscle tremor we observe significant changes in the dimensionality depending on the state of the system. We indicate which factors enter dimension estimates and where specific problems lie in each of the examples. 51 refs., 27 figs.

Mayer-Kress, G.; Yates, F.E.; Benton, L.; Keidel, M.; Tirsch, W.; Poeppl, S.J.; Geist, K.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances  

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Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances Larry Dale and K. Sydny Fujita February 2008 Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not

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Elastic and transport properties in polycrystals of crackedgrains: Cross-property relations and microstructure  

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Some arguments of Bristow (1960) concerning the effects of cracks on elastic and transport (i.e., electrical or thermal conduction) properties of cold-worked metals are reexamined. The discussion is posed in terms of a modern understanding of bounds and estimates for physical properties of polycrystals--in contrast to Bristow's approach using simple mixture theory. One type of specialized result emphasized here is the cross-property estimates and bounds that can be obtained using the methods presented. Our results ultimately agree with those of Bristow, i.e., confirming that microcracking is not likely to be the main cause of the observed elastic behavior of cold-worked metals. However, it also becomes clear that the mixture theory approach to the analysis is too simple and that crack-crack interactions are necessary for proper quantitative study of Bristow's problem.

Berryman, J.G.

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Remarks on the energy release rate for an antiplane moving crack in couple stress elasticity  

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This paper is concerned with the steady-state propagation of an antiplane semi-infinite crack in couple stress elastic materials. A distributed loading applied at the crack faces and moving with the same velocity of the crack tip is considered, and the influence of the loading profile variations and microstructural effects on the dynamic energy release rate is investigated. The behaviour of both energy release rate and maximum total shear stress when the crack tip speed approaches the critical speed (either that of the shear waves or that of the Rayleigh waves) is studied. The limit case corresponding to vanishing characteristic scale lengths is addressed both numerically and analytically by means of a comparison with classical elasticity results.

L. Morini; A. Piccolroaz; G. Mishuris

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Differences between positrons and electrons in elastic and inelastic processes at surfaces  

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The elastic scattering of positrons of 30 to 300 eV differs significantly from electrons, i.e., a lack of an exchange interaction and ion core repulsion, instead of attraction. Inelastic scattering also differs because there are no final scattering states for the positron which are excluded by the Pauli principle, thus resulting in a shorter positron elastic mean free path. The resulting advantages of LEPD over LEED will be discussed. When a positron is implanted and thermalizes in a solid, many possible fates occur which differs from electrons. The dominant processes for positrons occurring at a metallic surface are (i) localization in a surface state, and (ii) direct reemission from the metal into the vacuum in those systems which exhibit a negative positron work function; during this reemission process the positrons can loose energy by exciting molecular vibrations, (iii) reemission into the vacuum with an electron, thus forming positronium. 47 references.

Canter, K.F.; Lynn, K.G.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differences between positrons and electrons in elastic and inelastic processes at surfaces  

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The elastic scattering of 30--300 eV positrons differs significantly from electrons, i.e., a lack of an exchange interaction and ion core repulsion, instead of attraction. Inelastic scattering also differs because there are no final scattering states for the positron which are excluded by the Pauli principle, thus resulting in a shorter positron elastic mean free path. The resulting advantages of LEPD over LEED will be discussed. When a positron is implanted and thermalizes in a solid, many possible fates occur which differs from electrons. The dominant processes for positrons occurring as a metallic surface are (i) localization in a surface state, (ii) direct reemission from the metal into the vacuum in those systems which exhibit a negative positron work function; during this reemission process the positrons can loose energy by exciting molecular vibrations, and (iii) reemission into the vacuum with an electron, thus forming positronium.

Canter, K.F.; Lynn, K.G.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total Hadronic Cross Section and the Elastic Slope: An Almost Model-Independent Connection  

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An almost model-independent parametrization for the ratio of the total cross section to the elastic slope, as function of the center of mass energy, is introduced. The analytical result is based on the approximate relation of this quantity with the ratio $R$ of the elastic to total cross section and empirical fits to the $R$ data from proton-proton scattering above 10 GeV, under the conditions of asymptotic unitarity and the black-disk limit. This parametrization may be useful in studies of extensive air showers and the determination of the proton-proton total cross section from proton-air production cross section in cosmic-ray experiments.

D. A. Fagundes; M. J. Menon

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanism of elastic and inelastic proton scattering on a {sup 15}C nucleus in diffraction theory  

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The amplitudes for elastic and inelastic proton scattering on the neutron-rich nucleus {sup 15}C (to its J{sup {pi}} = 5/2{sup +} level in the latter case) in inverse kinematics were calculated within Glauber diffraction theory. First- and second-order terms were taken into account in the multiple-scattering operator. The {sup 15}C wave function in the multiparticle shell model was used. This made it possible to calculate not only respective differential cross sections but also the contribution of proton scattering on nucleons occurring in different shells. The differential cross sections for elastic and inelastic scattering were calculated at the energies of 0.2, 0.6, and 1 GeV per nucleon.

Ibraeva, E. T., E-mail: ibr@inp.kz [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan); Zhusupov, M. A. [Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan); Imambekov, O. [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of light neutron-rich nuclei and mechanism of elastic proton scattering  

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Differential cross sections for elastic p{sup 6}He, p{sup 8}Li, and p{sup 9}Li scattering at two energies of 70 and 700 MeV per nucleon were calculated within the Glauber theory of multiple diffractive scattering. Threeparticle wave functions ({alpha}-n-n for {sup 6}He, {alpha}-t-n for {sup 8}Li, and {sup 7}Li-n-n for {sup 9}Li) were used for realistic potentials of intercluster interactions. The sensitivity of elastic scattering to proton-nucleus interaction and to the structure of nuclei was explored. In particular, the dependence of the differential cross section on the contribution of higher order collisions, on scattering on the core and peripheral nucleons, and on the contribution of small wave-function components and their asymptotic behavior was determined. A comparison with available experimental data and with the results of calculations within different formalisms was performed.

Ibraeva, E. T., E-mail: ibr@inp.kz [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan); Zhusupov, M. A. [Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan); Imambekov, O. [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic and plastic strains and the stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels. Final report  

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The influence of elastic (stress) and plastic (cold work) strains on the stress corrosion cracking of a transformable austenitic stainless steel was studied in several aqueous chloride environments. Initial polarization behavior was active for all deformation conditions as well as for the annealed state. Visual observation, potential-time, and current-time curves indicated the development of a pseudo-passive (flawed) film leading to localized corrosion, occluded cells and SCC. SCC did not initiate during active corrosion regardless of the state of strain unless severe low temperature deformation produced a high percentage of martensite. Both elastic and plastic deformation increased the sensitivity to SCC when examined on the basis of percent yield strength. The corrosion potential, the critical cracking potential, and the potential at which the current changes from anodic to cathodic were essentially unaffected by deformation. It is apparent that the basic electrochemical parameters are independent of the bulk properties of the alloy and totally controlled by surface phenomena.

Vaccaro, F.P.; Hehemann, R.F.; Troiano, A.R.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic scattering measurements for {sup 7}Be+{sup 27}Al system at RIBRAS facility  

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Elastic scattering angular distribution measurements of {sup 7}Be+{sup 27}Al system were performed at the laboratory energy of 15.6 MeV. The {sup 7}Be secondary beam was produced by the proton transfer reaction {sup 3}He({sup 6}Li,{sup 7}Be) and impinged on {sup 27}Al and {sup 197}Au targets, using the Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) facility, RIBRAS. The elastic angular distribution was obtained within the angular range of 15{sup 0} - 80{sup 0} at the center of mass frame. Optical model calculations have been performed using the Woods- Saxon form factors and the Sao Paulo potential to fit the experimental data. The total reaction cross section was derived.

Morcelle, V. [Instituto de Fisica - Universidade Federal Fluminense, 24210-346, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Depto de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C.P. 66318, 05389-970, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Lichtenthaeler, R.; Morais, M. C.; Lepine-Szily, A.; Guimaraes, V.; Faria, P. N. de; Gasques, L.; Pires, K. C. C.; Condori, R. P. [Depto de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C. P. 66318, 05389-970, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Gomes, P. R. S.; Lubian, J.; Mendes, D. R. Jr. [Instituto de Fisica - Universidade Federal Fluminense, 24210-346, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Barioni, A. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Bahia, 40210-340, Bahia (Brazil); Shorto, J. M. B. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares- IPEN, 05508-000, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Zamora, J. C. [Departament of Physics, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (Germany)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsic aging and effective viscosity in the slow dynamics of a soft glass with tunable elasticity  

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We investigate by rheology and light scattering the influence of the elastic modulus, $G_0$, on the slow dynamics and the aging of a soft glass. We show that the slow dynamics and the aging can be entirely described by the evolution of an effective viscosity, $\\eta_{eff}$, defined as the characteristic time measured in a stress relaxation experiment times $G_0$. At all time, $\\eta_{eff}$ is found to be independent of $G_0$, of elastic perturbations, and of the rate at which the sample is quenched in the glassy phase. We propose a simple model that links $\\eta_{eff}$ to the internal stress built up at the fluid-to-solid transition.

Laurence Ramos; Luca Cipelletti

2004-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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An energy absorbing far-field boundary condition for the elastic wave equation  

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The authors present an energy absorbing non-reflecting boundary condition of Clayton-Engquist type for the elastic wave equation together with a discretization which is stable for any ratio of compressional to shear wave speed. They prove stability for a second order accurate finite-difference discretization of the elastic wave equation in three space dimensions together with a discretization of the proposed non-reflecting boundary condition. The stability proof is based on a discrete energy estimate and is valid for heterogeneous materials. The proof includes all six boundaries of the computational domain where special discretizations are needed at the edges and corners. The stability proof holds also when a free surface boundary condition is imposed on some sides of the computational domain.

Petersson, N A; Sjogreen, B

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Perfectly elastic collisions as origin of quantum states of superconductivity and magnetic order  

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One of the most interesting properties of solid materials is the ability to form different collective quantum states, such as superconductivity and magnetic order. This paper presents a model of perfectly elastic collisions (p.e.c.) as the universal origin of these collective quantum states. The superb agreement between calculated values and experimental data for critical temperatures, moreover, the explanation of the isotope effect in superconductivity and magnetic order confirms that this model successfully describes these two quantum states.

Mushkolaj Shpend

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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How Fluids Bend: the Elastic Expansion for Higher-Dimensional Black Holes  

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Hydrodynamics can be consistently formulated on surfaces of arbitrary co-dimension in a background space-time, providing the effective theory describing long-wavelength perturbations of black branes. When the co-dimension is non-zero, the system acquires fluid-elastic properties and constitutes what is called a fluid brane. Applying an effective action approach, the most general form of the free energy quadratic in the extrinsic curvature and extrinsic twist potential of stationary fluid brane configurations is constructed to second order in a derivative expansion. This construction generalizes the Helfrich-Canham bending energy for fluid membranes studied in theoretical biology to the case in which the fluid is rotating. It is found that stationary fluid brane configurations are characterized by a set of 3 elastic response coefficients, 3 hydrodynamic response coefficients and 1 spin response coefficient for co-dimension greater than one. Moreover, the elastic degrees of freedom present in the system are coupled to the hydrodynamic degrees of freedom. For co-dimension-1 surfaces we find a 8 independent parameter family of stationary fluid branes. It is further shown that elastic and spin corrections to (non)-extremal brane effective actions can be accounted for by a multipole expansion of the stress-energy tensor, therefore establishing a relation between the different formalisms of Carter, Capovilla-Guven and Vasilic-Vojinovic and between gravity and the effective description of stationary fluid branes. Finally, it is shown that the Young modulus found in the literature for black branes falls into the class predicted by this approach - a relation which is then used to make a proposal for the second order effective action of stationary blackfolds and to find the corrected horizon angular velocity of thin black rings.

Jay Armas

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic theory of low-dimensional continua and its applications in bio- and nano-structures  

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This review presents the elastic theory of low-dimensional (one- and two-dimensional) continua and its applications in bio- and nano-structures. First, the curve and surface theory, as the geometric representation of the low-dimensional continua, is briefly described through Cartan moving frame method. The elastic theory of Kirchhoff rod, Helfrich rod, bending-soften rod, fluid membrane, and solid shell is revisited. Secondly, the application and availability of the elastic theory of low-dimensional continua in bio-structures, including short DNA rings, lipid membranes, and cell membranes, are discussed. The kink stability of short DNA rings is addressed by using the theory of Kirchhoff rod, Helfrich rod, and bending-soften rod. The lipid membranes obey the theory of fluid membrane. A cell membrane is simplified as a composite shell of lipid bilayer and membrane skeleton, which is a little similar to the solid shell. It is found that the membrane skeleton enhances highly the mechanical stability of cell membranes. Thirdly, the application and availability of the elastic theory of low-dimensional continua in nano-structures, including graphene and carbon nanotubes, are discussed. A revised Lenosky lattice model is proposed based on the local density approximation. Its continuum form up to the second order terms of curvatures and strains is the same as the free energy of 2D solid shells. Several typical mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes are revisited and investigated based on this continuum form. It is possible to avoid introducing the controversial concepts, the Young's modulus and thickness of graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes, with this continuum form.

Z. C. Tu; Z. C. Ou-Yang

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary results on the empirical applicability of the Tsallis distribution in elastic hadron scattering  

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We show that the proton-proton elastic differential cross section data at dip position and beyond can be quite well described by a parametrization based on the Tsallis distribution, with only five free fit parameters. Extrapolation of the results obtained at 7 TeV to large momentum transfer, suggests that hadrons may not behave as a black-disk at the asymptotic energy region.

Fagundes, D. A.; Menon, M. J.; Silva, P. V. [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP 13083-859 Campinas, SP (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of cross sections for elastic nucleus-nucleus scattering to halo nucleus density distributions  

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In order to clear up the sensitivity of the nucleus-nucleus scattering to the nuclear matter distributions in exotic halo nuclei, we have calculated differential cross sections for elastic scattering of the {sup 6}He and {sup 11}Li nuclei on several nuclear targets at the energy of 0.8 GeV/nucleon with different assumed nuclear density distributions in {sup 6}He and {sup 11}Li.

Alkhazov, G. D.; Sarantsev, V. V., E-mail: saran@pnpi.spb.ru [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute NRC KI (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Laminin and biomimetic extracellular elasticity enhance functional differentiation in mammary epithelia  

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In the mammary gland, epithelial cells are embedded in a 'soft' environment and become functionally differentiated in culture when exposed to a laminin-rich extracellular matrix gel. Here, we define the processes by which mammary epithelial cells integrate biochemical and mechanical extracellular cues to maintain their differentiated phenotype. We used single cells cultured on top of gels in conditions permissive for {beta}-casein expression using atomic force microscopy to measure the elasticity of the cells and their underlying substrata. We found that maintenance of {beta}-casein expression required both laminin signalling and a 'soft' extracellular matrix, as is the case in normal tissues in vivo, and biomimetic intracellular elasticity, as is the case in primary mammary epithelial organoids. Conversely, two hallmarks of breast cancer development, stiffening of the extracellular matrix and loss of laminin signalling, led to the loss of {beta}-casein expression and non-biomimetic intracellular elasticity. Our data indicate that tissue-specific gene expression is controlled by both the tissues unique biochemical milieu and mechanical properties, processes involved in maintenance of tissue integrity and protection against tumorigenesis.

Alcaraz, Jordi; Xu, Ren; Mori, Hidetoshi; Nelson, Celeste M.; Mroue, Rana; Spencer, Virginia A.; Brownfield, Doug; Radisky, Derek C.; Bustamante, Carlos; Bissell, Mina J.

2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct detection and solar capture of dark matter with momentum and velocity dependent elastic scattering  

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We explore the momentum and velocity dependent elastic scattering between the dark matter (DM) particles and the nuclei in detectors and the Sun. In terms of the non-relativistic effective theory, we phenomenologically discuss ten kinds of momentum and velocity dependent DM-nucleus interactions and recalculate the corresponding upper limits on the spin-independent DM-nucleon scattering cross section from the current direct detection experiments. The DM solar capture rate is calculated for each interaction. Our numerical results show that the momentum and velocity dependent cases can give larger solar capture rate than the usual contact interaction case for almost the whole parameter space. On the other hand, we deduce the Super-Kamiokande's constraints on the solar capture rate for eight typical DM annihilation channels. In contrast to the usual contact interaction, the Super-Kamiokande and IceCube experiments can give more stringent limits on the DM-nucleon elastic scattering cross section than the current direct detection experiments for several momentum and velocity dependent DM-nucleus interactions. In addition, we investigate the mediator mass's effect on the DM elastic scattering cross section and solar capture rate.

Wan-Lei Guo; Zheng-Liang Liang; Yue-Liang Wu

2013-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Laminin and biomimetic extracellular elasticity enhance functional differentiation in mammary epithelia  

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In the mammary gland, epithelial cells are embedded in a 'soft' environment and become functionally differentiated in culture when exposed to a laminin-rich extracellular matrix gel. Here, we define the processes by which mammary epithelial cells integrate biochemical and mechanical extracellular cues to maintain their differentiated phenotype. We used single cells cultured on top of gels in conditions permissive for {beta}-casein expression using atomic force microscopy to measure the elasticity of the cells and their underlying substrata. We found that maintenance of {beta}-casein expression required both laminin signalling and a 'soft' extracellular matrix, as is the case in normal tissues in vivo, and biomimetic intracellular elasticity, as is the case in primary mammary epithelial organoids. Conversely, two hallmarks of breast cancer development, stiffening of the extracellular matrix and loss of laminin signalling, led to the loss of {beta}-casein expression and non-biomimetic intracellular elasticity. Our data indicate that tissue-specific gene expression is controlled by both the tissues unique biochemical milieu and mechanical properties, processes involved in maintenance of tissue integrity and protection against tumorigenesis.

Alcaraz, Jordi; Xu, Ren; Mori, Hidetoshi; Nelson, Celeste M.; Mroue, Rana; Spencer, Virginia A.; Brownfield, Doug; Radisky, Derek C.; Bustamante, Carlos; Bissell, Mina J.

2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic and radiative pi^+p scattering and properties of the Delta^{++} resonance  

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We study the Delta^{++} contributions to elastic and radiative \\pi^+p scattering within an effective Lagrangian model which incorporates the Delta, N, rho and sigma meson degrees of freedom. This model provides a description of the Delta resonance and its interactions that respects electromagnetic gauge invariance and invariance under contact transformations when finite width effects are incorporated. Following recent developments in the description of unstable gauge bosons, we use a complex mass scheme to introduce the finite width of the Delta^{++} without spoiling gauge invariance. The total cross section of elastic \\pi^+p scattering, whose amplitude exhibits the resonant plus background structure of S-matrix theory, is used to fix the mass, width and strong coupling of the \\Delta resonance. The differential cross section of elastic scattering is found in very good agreement with experimental data. The magnetic dipole moment of the Delta^{++}, \\mu_{Delta}, is left as the only adjustable parameter in radiative \\pi^+p scattering. From a fit to the most sensitive configurations for photon emission in this process, we obtain \\mu_{\\Delta} = (6.14 +-0.51)e/2m_p, in agreement with predictions based on the SU(6) quark model.

G. Lopez Castro; A. Mariano

2000-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

402

Elastic and charge-exchange scattering of pions from /sup 3/He and /sup 3/H  

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We have examined (1) the elastic scattering of pions from the isodoublet /sup 3/He and /sup 3/H and (2) the single charge-exchange reaction /sup 3/H(..pi../sup +/,..pi../sup 0/)/sup 3/He using a formalism which incorporates the ..pi..-N multiple scattering to all orders. Emphasis is placed on numerical results which illustrate those features of the differential cross sections that are expected to be of interest to the experimentalist. Realistic nuclear densities corresponding to the form factors of elastic electron scattering were used. Charge-exchange cross sections are presented in terms of angular distributions for both the ..pi../sup 0/ and the recoil nucleus. In elastic scattering, Coulomb-nuclear interference effects are significant at incident pion kinetic energies of less than 100 MeV; form factor effects are apparent at large momentum transfer. Comparison of data and theory for ..pi../sup +/ - /sup 3/He with that for ..pi../sup -/ - /sup 3/He (or the conjugate ..pi../sup +/ - /sup 3/H) will provide a test of the convergence of the fixed scatterer, multiple-scattering formalism utilized in this report. 21 figures.

Gibson, B.F.; Hess, A.T.

1976-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

MEASUREMENT OF THE ANALYZING POWER IN PP ELASTIC SCATTERING IN THE PEAK CNI REGION AT RHIC.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The analyzing power A{sub N} for pp elastic scattering is expected to reach a peak value of 0.045 in the Coulomb Nuclear Interference (CNI) region at a momentum transfer -t of 0.003 (GeV/c){sup 2}. During the 2004 RHIC Run, we completed a measurement of A{sub N} in the CNI region by detecting the recoil protons from pp elastic scattering using a polarized atomic hydrogen gas jet target and the 100 GeV RHIC proton beam. We report the first measurements of the A{sub N} absolute value and shape in the -t range from 0.0015 to 0.010 (GeV/c){sup 2} with a precision better than 0.005 for each A{sub N} data point. The recoil protons were detected with two arrays of Si detectors. The absolute target polarization as monitored by a Breit-Rabi polarimeter was stable at 0.924 {+-} 0.018. This result allows us to further investigate the spin dependence of elastic pp scattering in the very low -t region.

MAKDISI,Y.; OKADA,H.; ALEKSEEV,I.G.; BRAVAR,A.; BUNCE,G.; ET AL

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

404

Determination of elastic properties of single aerogel powder particles with the AFM  

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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows direct measurement of local elastic sample properties by force spectroscopy. The AFM tip indents into a soft sample and the resulting relation between loading force and indentation is used to determine the elastic properties of the sample. In order to calculate the indentation an analytical expression for the sensor response vs. z-piezo displacement based on the Hertz model of mechanical contact is derived. This model is fitted to data obtained on a silica aerogel sample using a least-squares method. The aerogel powder particles were analysed individually for their surface structure and elastic behaviour. Prior to the indentation experiments, the aerogel surface was characterised by AFM in the tapping mode. The results were validated by the comparison of data obtained by using two types of cantilevers of very di#erent sti#nesses (spring constant k"0.2 and 54 N/m) and by assessing the reversibility of the indentation process. Tip indentations smaller than 200 nm were usually reversible, whereas indentations of 2000 nm caused irreversibilities. # 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Robert W. Stark; Tanja Drobek; Marcus Weth; Jochen Fricke; Wolfgang M. Heckl

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Ab-initio elastic and thermodynamic properties of high-temperature cubic intermetallics at finite temperatures  

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In thiswork we present the development of a method for the prediciton of finite temperature elastic and thermodynamic properties of cubic, non-magnetic unary and binary metals from first principles calculations. Vibrational, electronic and anharmonic contributions to the free energy are accounted for while magnetic effects are neglected. The method involves the construction of a free energy surface in volume/temperature space through the use of quasi-harmonic lattice dynamics. Additional strain energy calculations are performed and fit to the derived thermal expansion to present the temperature dependence of single crystal elastic constants. The methods are developed within the framework of density functional theory, lattice dynamics, and finite elasticity. The model is first developed for FCC aluminum and BCC tungsten which demonstrate the validity of the model as well as some of the limitations arising from the approximations made such as the effects of intrinsic anharmonicity. The same procedure is then applied to the B2 systems NiAl, RuAl and IrAl which are considred for high temperature applications. Overall there is excellent correlation between the calculated properties and experimentally tabulated values. Dynamic methods for the prediction of temperature dependent properties are also introduced and a groundwork is laid for future development of a robust method.

Williams, Michael Eric

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha in the skeletal muscle during exercise and endurance training :  

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L. J. (2004). Exercise training increases glycogen synthasework performance after training under local leg ischemia. JW. W. (2005). Endurance training increases skeletal muscle

Mason, Steven D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Computational Analysis of an Evolutionarily Conserved VertebrateMuscle Alternative Splicing Program  

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A novel exon microarray format that probes gene expression with single exon resolution was employed to elucidate critical features of a vertebrate muscle alternative splicing program. A dataset of 56 microarray-defined, muscle-enriched exons and their flanking introns were examined computationally in order to investigate coordination of the muscle splicing program. Candidate intron regulatory motifs were required to meet several stringent criteria: significant over-representation near muscle-enriched exons, correlation with muscle expression, and phylogenetic conservation among genomes of several vertebrate orders. Three classes of regulatory motifs were identified in the proximal downstream intron, within 200nt of the target exons: UGCAUG, a specific binding site for Fox-1 related splicing factors; ACUAAC, a novel branchpoint-like element; and UG-/UGC-rich elements characteristic of binding sites for CELF splicing factors. UGCAUG was remarkably enriched, being present in nearly one-half of all cases. These studies suggest that Fox and CELF splicing factors play a major role in enforcing the muscle-specific alternative splicing program, facilitating expression of a set of unique isoforms of cytoskeletal proteins that are critical to muscle cell differentiation. Supplementary materials: There are four supplementary tables and one supplementary figure. The tables provide additional detailed information concerning the muscle-enriched datasets, and about over-represented oligonucleotide sequences in the flanking introns. The supplementary figure shows RT-PCR data confirming the muscle-enriched expression of exons predicted from the microarray analysis.

Das, Debopriya; Clark, Tyson A.; Schweitzer, Anthony; Marr,Henry; Yamamoto, Miki L.; Parra, Marilyn K.; Arribere, Josh; Minovitsky,Simon; Dubchak, Inna; Blume, John E.; Conboy, John G.

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

408

Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsDetermining the Impact of Retailer Store Brand Procurement on Vertical Relationships with Brand Manufacturers and on Market Equilibrium †  

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This paper investigates how a retailer’s store brand supply source impacts vertical pricing and supply channel profitability. Using chain-level retail scanner data from major supermarkets in Boston prior to the leading retailer’s divestiture of its store brand milk processing to a major brand manufacturer I estimate a random coefficients logit demand model employing a Bayesian estimation approach. Bayesian decision theory is applied to select from a set of pricing games the one most likely for the data sample analyzed. Results from this analysis indicate that the empirically valid model has the pre-divested retailer integrated into the processing of its own milk and takes as given the wholesale price of brand milks while competing retailers have nonlinear pricing contracts with brand manufacturers who produce their store brands. This model is matched against a series of counterfactual simulations as a baseline. The counterfactual simulations consider the eventual divestiture of store brand milk processing by the leading retailer

Michael A. Cohen; Michael A. Cohen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Reliable Solution of a Unilateral Frictionless Contact Problem in Quasi-Coupled Thermo-Elasticity with Uncertain Input Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A unilateral contact problem without friction in quasi-coupled thermo-elasticity and with uncertain input data is analysed. The worst scenario method is used to find the most "dangerous" admissible input data.

Ivan Hlavácek; Jirí Nedoma

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Tropical cyclone identification and tracking system using integrated neural oscillatory elastic graph matching and hybrid RBF network track mining techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an automatic and integrated neural network-based tropical cyclone (TC) identification and track mining system. The proposed system consists of two main modules: 1) TC pattern identification system using neural oscillatory elastic graph matching ...

R. S.T. Lee; J. N.K. Liu

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Own-price and income elasticities for household electricity demand : a survey of literature using meta-regression analysis.  

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??Maria Wist Langmoen Own-price and income elasticities for household electricity demand -A Literature survey using meta-regression analysis Economists have been modelling the electricity demand for… (more)

Langmoen, Maria Wist

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Stored carbon partly fuels fine-root respiration but is not used for production of new fine roots  

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The relative use of new photosynthate compared to stored C for the production and maintenance of fine roots, and the rate of C turnover in heterogeneous fine-root populations, are poorly understood. We followed the relaxation of a 13C tracer in fine roots in a Liquidambar styraciflua plantation at the conclusion of a free-air CO2 enrichment experiment. Goals included quantifying the relative fractions of new photosynthate versus stored C used in root growth and root respiration, as well as the turnover rate of fine-root C fixed during [CO2] fumigation. New fine-root growth was largely from recent photosynthate, while nearly one-quarter of respired C was from a storage pool. Changes in the isotopic composition of the fine-root population over two full growing seasons indicated heterogeneous C pools; less than 10% of root C had a residence time < 3 months, while a majority of root C had a residence time > 2 years. Compared to a 1-pool model, a 2-pool model for C turnover in fine roots (with 5 and 0.37 yr-1 turnover times) doubles the fine-root contribution to forest NPP (9-13%) and supports the 50% root-to-soil transfer rate often used in models.

Lynch, Douglas J [ORNL; Matamala-Paradeda, Roser [ORNL; Iversen, Colleen M [ORNL; Norby, Richard J [ORNL; Gonzalez-Meler, Miguel A [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Estimated Maximum Gas Retention from Uniformly Dispersed Bubbles in K Basin Sludge Stored in Large-Diameter Containers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This letter report addresses the KE Basin sludge that will be retrieved and stored in large-diameter containers (LDCs.) A fraction of the hydrogen gas bubbles generated from the corrosion of uranium metal and oxides may be retained within the sludge matrix. Those entrapped bubbles will expand the sludge bed volume and, therefore, will affect how much sludge can be loaded into a container. The entrapped gas bubbles will also impact the overall thermal conductivity and heat capacity of the sludge bed. The evaluation summarized here was performed to estimate the maximum gas holdup (volume fraction gas) that could occur sludge stored in large-diameter containers, assuming uniform gas generation (i.e., uniform distribution of metallic uranium particles). This report represents an evaluation of the retention of uniformly distributed bubbles and an estimate of the maximum gas fraction that might be retained in K Basin LDCs based on existing literature data on bubble retention and Basin sludge characterization data. Existing data show that the maximum gas fraction varies, depending on physical properties and the configuration of the material or waste.

Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Terrones, Guillermo

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

414

Research of influence of temperature deformations of the big elastic elements on dynamics of a space vehicle  

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At this project considers the problem of analysis temperature deformation of elastic elements of the spacecraft. Spacecraft periodically appears in the earth's shadow on the sunny side when moving from the orbit. Abruptly changing the temperature field of large elastic elements can affect the dynamic characteristics of the spacecraft. This is important when dealing with the implementation of the gravity-sensitive processes on board.

A. V. Sedelnikov; M. I Kazarina

2010-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

415

Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit 565: Stored Samples, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Rev. No.: 0  

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Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 565 is located in Area 26 of the Nevada Test Site, which is 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Corrective Action Unit 565 is comprised of one corrective action site (CAS) listed--CAS 26-99-04, Ground Zero Soil Samples. This site is being investigated because existing information on the nature and extent of potential contamination is insufficient to evaluate and recommend closure of CAU 565. Additional information will be obtained by conducting a corrective action investigation before evaluating closure objectives and selecting the appropriate corrective action. The results of the field investigation will support closure and waste management decisions that will be presented in the Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report. The site will be investigated based on the data quality objectives (DQOs) developed on June 1, 2006, by representatives of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office; Stoller-Navarro Joint Venture; and Bechtel Nevada. The DQO process was utilized to identify and define the type, amount, and quality of data needed to develop and evaluate closure for CAU 565. Appendix A provides a detailed discussion of the DQO methodology and the DQOs specific to this CAS. The scope of the corrective action investigation for CAU 565 includes the following activities: (1) Remove stored samples, shelves, and debris from the interior of Building 26-2106. (2) Perform field screening on stored samples, shelves, and debris. (3) Dispose of stored samples, shelves, and debris. (4) Collect samples of investigation-derived waste, as needed, for waste management purposes. (5) Conduct radiological surveys of Building 26-2106 in accordance with the requirements in the ''NV/YMP Radiological Control Manual'' to determine if there is residual radiological contamination that would prevent the release of the building for unrestricted use. This Corrective Action Investigation has been developed in accordance with the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' that was agreed to by the State of Nevada, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Under the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'', this Corrective Action Investigation Plan will be submitted to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for approval. Field work will be conducted following approval of the plan.

Wickline, Alfred; McCall, Robert

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit 565: Stored Samples, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Rev. No.: 0  

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Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 565 is located in Area 26 of the Nevada Test Site, which is 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Corrective Action Unit 565 is comprised of one corrective action site (CAS) listed--CAS 26-99-04, Ground Zero Soil Samples. This site is being investigated because existing information on the nature and extent of potential contamination is insufficient to evaluate and recommend closure of CAU 565. Additional information will be obtained by conducting a corrective action investigation before evaluating closure objectives and selecting the appropriate corrective action. The results of the field investigation will support closure and waste management decisions that will be presented in the Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report. The site will be investigated based on the data quality objectives (DQOs) developed on June 1, 2006, by representatives of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office; Stoller-Navarro Joint Venture; and Bechtel Nevada. The DQO process was utilized to identify and define the type, amount, and quality of data needed to develop and evaluate closure for CAU 565. Appendix A provides a detailed discussion of the DQO methodology and the DQOs specific to this CAS. The scope of the corrective action investigation for CAU 565 includes the following activities: (1) Remove stored samples, shelves, and debris from the interior of Building 26-2106. (2) Perform field screening on stored samples, shelves, and debris. (3) Dispose of stored samples, shelves, and debris. (4) Collect samples of investigation-derived waste, as needed, for waste management purposes. (5) Conduct radiological surveys of Building 26-2106 in accordance with the requirements in the ''NV/YMP Radiological Control Manual'' to determine if there is residual radiological contamination that would prevent the release of the building for unrestricted use. This Corrective Action Investigation has been developed in accordance with the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' that was agreed to by the State of Nevada, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Under the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'', this Corrective Action Investigation Plan will be submitted to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for approval. Field work will be conducted following approval of the plan.

Wickline, Alfred; McCall, Robert

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Wireless Face Interface: Using voluntary gaze direction and facial muscle activations for human-computer interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present aim was to investigate the functionality of a new wireless prototype called Face Interface. The prototype combines the use of voluntary gaze direction and facial muscle activations, for pointing and selecting objects on a computer screen, ... Keywords: Eye tracking, Facial muscle activations, Fitts' law, Human-computer interaction

Outi Tuisku; Veikko Surakka; Toni Vanhala; Ville Rantanen; Jukka Lekkala

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Effects of magnetic non-linearities on a stored proton beam and their implications for superconducting storage rings  

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A nonlinear lens may be used to study the effect of high-order multipolar field imperfections on a stored proton beam. Such a nonlinear lens is particulary suitable to simulate field imperfections of the types encountered in coil dominated superconducting magnets. We have studied experimentally at the SPS the effect of high order (5th and 8th) single isolated resonances driven by the nonlinear lens. The width of these resonances is of the order one expects to be caused by field errors in superconducting magnets of the SSC type. The experiment shows that, in absence of tune modulation, these resonances are harmless. Slow crossings of the resonance, on the other hand, have destructive effects on the beam, much more so than fast crossings caused by synchrotron oscillations. In the design of future storage rings, sources of low-frequency tune modulation should be avoided as a way to reduce the harmful effects of high order multipolar field imperfection.

Cornacchia, M.; Evans, L.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

How Many Muons Do We Need to Store in a Ring For Neutrino Cross-Section Measurements?  

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Analytical estimate of the number of muons that must decay in the straight section of a storage ring to produce a neutrino & anti-neutrino beam of sufficient intensity to facilitate cross-section measurements with a statistical precision of 1%. As we move into the era of precision long-baseline {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} {yields} {bar {nu}}{sub e} measurements there is a growing need to precisely determine the {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub e} cross-sections in the relevant energy range, from a fraction of 1 GeV to a few GeV. This will require {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub e} beams with precisely known fluxes and spectra. One way to produce these beams is to use a storage ring with long straight sections in which muon decays ({mu}{sup -} {yields} e{sup -}{nu}{sub {mu}}{bar {nu}}{sub e} if negative muons are stored, and {nu}{sup +} {yields} e{sup +}{nu}{sub e}{bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} if positive muons are stored) produce the desired beam. The challenge is to capture enough muons in the ring to obtain useful neutrino and anti-neutrino fluxes. Early proposals to use a muon storage ring for neutrino oscillation experiments were based upon injecting 'high energy' charged pions into the ring which then decayed to create stored muons. These proposals were hampered by lack of sufficient intensity to pursue the physics. The Neutrino Factory proposal in 1997 was designed to fix this problem by using a Muon Collider class 'low energy' muon source to capture many more pions at low energy, allow them to decay in an external decay channel, manipulate their phase space to capture as many muons as possible within the acceptance of an accelerator, and then accelerate to the energy of choice before injecting into a specially designed ring with long straight sections. All this technology would do a wonderful job in fixing the intensity problem, but at a price that excludes this solution from being realized in the short term. The question that we are now faced with is whether the older, lower intensity 'parasitic' muon storage ring based on 'high energy' pion decays can, with suitable modification, produce sufficient intensity to measure the desired cross-sections. Fortunately, the intensity requirements for cross-section measurements are less demanding than the corresponding requirements for oscillation measurements, so there is hope. To fuel the discussion, in this note we consider the design goal: how many muons do we need to store?

Geer, Steve; /Fermilab

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

420

Improvements in Container Management of Transuranic and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Stored at the Central Waste Complex at Hanford  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Central Waste Complex (CWC) is the interim storage facility for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) mixed waste, transuranic waste, transuranic mixed waste, low-level and low-level mixed radioactive waste at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford Site. The majority of the waste stored at the facility is retrieved from the low-level burial grounds in the 200 West Area at the Site, with minor quantities of newly generated waste from on-site and offsite waste generators. The CWC comprises 18 storage buildings that house 13,000 containers. Each waste container within the facility is scanned into its location by building, module, tier and position and the information is stored in a site-wide database. As waste is retrieved from the burial grounds, a preliminary non-destructive assay is performed to determine if the waste is transuranic (TRU) or low-level waste (LLW) and subsequently shipped to the CWC. In general, the TRU and LLW waste containers are stored in separate locations within the CWC, but the final disposition of each waste container is not known upon receipt. The final disposition of each waste container is determined by the appropriate program as process knowledge is applied and characterization data becomes available. Waste containers are stored within the CWC based on their physical chemical and radiological hazards. Further segregation within each building is done by container size (55-gallon, 85-gallon, Standard Waste Box) and waste stream. Due to this waste storage scheme, assembling waste containers for shipment out of the CWC has been time consuming and labor intensive. Qualitatively, the ratio of containers moved to containers in the outgoing shipment has been excessively high, which correlates to additional worker exposure, shipment delays, and operational inefficiencies. These inefficiencies impacted the LLW Program's ability to meet commitments established by the Tri-Party Agreement, an agreement between the State of Washington, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. These commitments require waste containers to be shipped off site for disposal and/or treatment within a certain time frame. Because the program was struggling to meet production demands, the Production and Planning group was tasked with developing a method to assist the LLW Program in fulfilling its requirements. Using existing databases for container management, a single electronic spreadsheet was created to visually map every waste container within the CWC. The file displays the exact location (e.g., building, module, tier, position) of each container in a format that replicates the actual layout in the facility. In addition, each container was placed into a queue defined by the LLW and TRU waste management programs. The queues were developed based on characterization requirements, treatment type and location, and potential final disposition. This visual aid allows the user to select containers from similar queues and view their location within the facility. The user selects containers in a centralized location, rather than random locations, to expedite shipments out of the facility. This increases efficiency for generating the shipments, as well as decreasing worker exposure and container handling time when gathering containers for shipment by reducing movements of waste containers. As the containers are collected for shipment, the remaining containers are segregated by queue, which further reduces future container movements. (authors)

Uytioco, E. [Fluor Government Group, Richland, WA (United States); Baynes, P.A.; Bailey, K.B.; McKenney, D.E. [Fluor Hanford, Inc., Richland WA (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A unique radioisotopic label as a new concept for safeguarding and tagging of long-term stored items and waste  

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The present paper discuss a novel method of tagging and labeling of waste casks, copper canisters, spent fuel containers, mercury containers, waste pack- ages and other items. In particular, it is related to the development of new long-term security identification tags/labels that can be applied to articles for carrying information about the content, inventory tracking, prevention of falsifi- cation and theft etc. It is suggested to use a unique combination of radioisotopes with different predictable length of life, as a label of the items. The possibil- ity to realize a multidimensional bar code symbology is proposed as an option for a new labeling method. The results of the first tests and evaluations of this are shown and discussed in the paper. The invention is suitable for use in items assigned to long-term (hundreds of years) storing or for final repositories. Alternative field of use includes fresh nuclear fuel handling and shipment of goods.

Chernikova, Dina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

A unique radioisotopic label as a new concept for safeguarding and tagging of long-term stored items and waste  

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The present paper discuss a novel method of tagging and labeling of waste casks, copper canisters, spent fuel containers, mercury containers, waste pack- ages and other items. In particular, it is related to the development of new long-term security identification tags/labels that can be applied to articles for carrying information about the content, inventory tracking, prevention of falsifi- cation and theft etc. It is suggested to use a unique combination of radioisotopes with different predictable length of life, as a label of the items. The possibil- ity to realize a multidimensional bar code symbology is proposed as an option for a new labeling method. The results of the first tests and evaluations of this are shown and discussed in the paper. The invention is suitable for use in items assigned to long-term (hundreds of years) storing or for final repositories. Alternative field of use includes fresh nuclear fuel handling and shipment of goods.

Dina Chernikova; Kare Axell

2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

423

The use of stored carbon reserves in growth of temperate tree roots and leaf buds: Analyses using radiocarbon measurements and modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characterizing the use of carbon (C) reserves in trees is important for understanding regional and global C cycles, stress responses, asynchrony between photosynthetic activity and growth demand, and isotopic exchanges in studies of tree physiology and ecosystem C cycling. Using an inadvertent, whole-ecosystem radiocarbon ({sup 14}C) release in a temperate deciduous oak forest and numerical modeling, we estimated that the mean age of stored C used to grow both leaf buds and new roots is 0.7 years and about 55% of new-root growth annually comes from stored C. Therefore, the calculated mean age of C used to grow new-root tissue is {approx}0.4 years. In short, new roots contain a lot of stored C but it is young in age. Additionally, the type of structure used to model stored C input is important. Model structures that did not include storage, or that assumed stored and new C mixed well (within root or shoot tissues) before being used for root growth, did not fit the data nearly as well as when a distinct storage pool was used. Consistent with these whole-ecosystem labeling results, the mean age of C in new-root tissues determined using 'bomb-{sup 14}C' in three additional forest sites in North America and Europe (one deciduous, two coniferous) was less than 1-2 years. The effect of stored reserves on estimated ages of fine roots is unlikely to be large in most natural abundance isotope studies. However, models of root C dynamics should take stored reserves into account, particularly for pulse-labeling studies and fast-cycling roots (<1 years).

Gaudinski, J.B.; Torn, M.S.; Riley, W.J.; Swanston, C.; Trumbore, S.E.; Joslin, J.D.; Majdi, H.; Dawson, T.E.; Hanson, P.J.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Empirical analysis of the spot market implications ofprice-elastic demand  

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Regardless of the form of restructuring, deregulated electricity industries share one common feature: the absence of any significant, rapid demand-side response to the wholesale (or, spotmarket) price. For a variety of reasons, electricity industries continue to charge most consumers an average cost based on regulated retail tariff from the era of vertical integration, even as the retailers themselves are forced to purchase electricity at volatile wholesale prices set in open markets. This results in considerable price risk for retailers, who are sometimes forbidden by regulators from signing hedging contracts. More importantly, because end-users do not perceive real-time (or even hourly or daily) fluctuations in the wholesale price of electricity, they have no incentive to adjust their consumption in response to price signals. Consequently, demand for electricity is highly inelastic, and electricity generation resources can be stretched to the point where system stability is threatened. This, then, facilitates many other problems associated with electricity markets, such as market power and price volatility. Indeed, economic theory suggests that even modestly price-responsive demand can remove the stress on generation resources and decrease spot prices. To test this theory, we use actual generator bid data from the New York control area to construct supply stacks, and intersect them with demand curves of various slopes to approximate different levels of demand elasticity. We then estimate the potential impact of real-time pricing on the equilibrium spot price and quantity. These results indicate the immediate benefits that could be derived from a more price-elastic demand. Such analysis can provide policymakers with a measure of how effective price-elastic demand can potentially reduce prices and maintain consumption within the capability of generation resources.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Bartholomew, Emily S.; Marnay, Chris

2004-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPLORING FOR SUBTLE MISSION CANYON STRATIGRAPHIC TRAPS WITH ELASTIC WAVEFIELD SEISMIC TECHNOLOGY  

SciTech Connect

The 9C3D seismic data that will form the principal data base needed for this research program have been successfully acquired. The seismic field data exhibit a good signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio for all elastic-wave modes. Thus the major hurdle of acquiring optimal-quality 9-C seismic data has been cleared. The stratigraphic oil-reservoir target that will be the imaging objective of the seismic data-processing effort is described in this report to indicate the challenge that now confronts the data-processing phase of the project.

John Beecherl

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Elastic scattering of {sup 9}Li on {sup 208}Pb at energies around the Coulomb barrier  

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We have studied the dynamical effects of the halo structure of {sup 11}Li on the scattering on heavy targets at energies around the Coulomb barrier. This experiment was performed at ISAC-II at TRIUMF with a world record in production of the post-accelerated {sup 11}Li beam. As part of this study we report here on the first measurement of the elastic cross section of the core nucleus, i.e. {sup 9}Li on {sup 208}Pb, at energies around the Coulomb barrier. A preliminary optical model analysis has been performed in order to extract a global optical potential to describe the measured angular distributions.

Cubero, M. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); CICANUM, Universidad de Costa Rica, Apdo. 2060, San Jose (Costa Rica); Fernandez-Garcia, J. P.; Alvarez, M. A. G. [Departamento de FAMN, Universidad de Sevilla, Apdo. 1065, E-41080 Sevilla (Spain); Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avda. Thomas A. Edison, E-41092, Sevilla (Spain); Lay, J. A.; Moro, A. M. [Departamento de FAMN, Universidad de Sevilla, Apdo. 1065, E-41080 Sevilla (Spain); Acosta, L.; Martel, I.; Sanchez-Benitez, A. M. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Huelva (Spain); Alcorta, M.; Borge, M. J. G.; Tengblad, O. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Buchmann, L.; Shotter, A.; Walden, P. [TRIUMF, V6T2A3 Vancouver B.C. (Canada); Diget, D. G.; Fulton, B. [Department of Physics, University of York, YO10 5DD Heslington, York (United Kingdom); Fynbo, H. O. U. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University ofAarhus, DK-8000, Aarhus (Denmark); Galaviz, D. [Centro de Fisica Nuclear da Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal); Gomez-Camacho, J. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avda. Thomas A. Edison, E-41092, Sevilla (Spain); Departamento de FAMN, Universidad de Sevilla, Apdo. 1065, E-41080 Sevilla (Spain); Mukha, I. [Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular, CSIC-Universidadde Valencia (Spain)

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

427

The black disk and the dip in the differential elastic cross section at asymptotic energy  

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We test the validity of the black disk limit in elastic scattering by studying the evolution of the dip in the scaling variable $\\tau=-t_{D}\\sigma^{tot}$, where $t_{D}$ is the transverse momentum squared at the dip and $\\sigma_{tot}$ the total cross section. As $s\\rightarrow \\infty $ and $-t_{D} \\rightarrow 0 $, $\\tau$ may consistently be approaching the black disc value, $\\tau \\xrightarrow[ \\sqrt{s}\\rightarrow \\infty ]{} \\tau_{BD}=35.92$ GeV$^{2}$ mb.

I. Bautista; J. Dias de Deus

2012-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

428

Numerical verification of the existence of localization of the elastic energy for closely spaced rigid disks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The problem of determining the thermomechanical characteristics of the system of closely spaced bodies considered by many authors. For scalar problems, such as problems of heat, electrostatic, etc., the localization effect was found (so called Tamm's shielding effect), which consists in the fact that in a system of closely spaced highly conductive bodies, most energy is localized in the region between adjacent bodies. We can assume that the localization of energy is a general property of closely spaced bodies. The aim is to study the effect of localization of energy in a system of closely spaced rigid bodies in an elastic medium.

S. I. Rakin

2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

429

Monte Carlo simulation of ferroelectric domain structure: Electrostatic and elastic strain energy contributions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A lattice-Monte Carlo approach was developed to simulate ferroelectric domain behavior. The model utilizes a Hamiltonian for the total energy that includes electrostatic terms (involving dipole-dipole interactions, local polarization gradients, and applied electric field), and elastic strain energy. The contributions of these energy components to the domain structure and to the overall applied field response of the system were examined. In general, the model exhibited domain structure characteristics consistent with those observed in a tetragonally distorted ferroelectric. Good qualitative agreement between the appearance of simulated electrical hysteresis loops and those characteristic of real ferroelectric materials was found.

POTTER JR.,BARRETT G.; TUTTLE,BRUCE A.; TIKARE,VEENA

2000-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Global analysis of proton elastic form factor data with two-photon exchange corrections  

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We use the world's data on elastic electron-proton scattering and calculations of two-photon exchange effects to extract corrected values of the proton's electric and magnetic form factors over the full Q^2 range of the existing data. Our analysis combines the corrected Rosenbluth cross section and polarization transfer data, and is the first extraction of G_Ep and G_Mp including explicit two-photon exchange corrections and their associated uncertainties. In addition, we examine the angular dependence of the corrected cross sections, and discuss the possible nonlinearities of the cross section as a function of epsilon.

J. Arrington; W. Melnitchouk; J. A. Tjon

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Deformation of a thin, elastic plate to a deep parabolic cylinder  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Equations governing the elastic deformation of thin plates through large displacements to deep parabolic cylinders are presented and solved. The solution consists of expressions for a spatially distributed surface pressure and uniform rim loads which, when applied to the plate, produce the specified, deep parabolic cylindrical shape. These forming loads are written in dimensionless form for parabolic cylinders of arbitrary focal length and arbitrary rim to rim aperture. Numerical results are presented and limiting values are discussed. The solution and results find immediate application to mechanical forming and adhesive retention of parabolic solar collector components.

Reuter, R.C. Jr.; Wilson, R.K.

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Controlling Deformation in Elastic and Viscoelastic Beams Due to Temperature and Moisture Changes Using Piezoelectric Actuator  

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This thesis analyzes the implementation of surface bonded piezoelectric actuators to control or minimize the deformation in elastic or viscoelastic cantilever beams due to simultaneous heat and moisture diffusion. The problem is addressed in the context of linearized elasticity and linearized viscoelasticity. The constitutive equations are derived from the balance laws for mass, linear and angular momenta, energy, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. The constitutive equations for linearized elasticity are then obtained as a consequence of small deformation assumption. The temperature and moisture induced deformation is introduced through the coefficient of thermal expansion CTE and coefficient of moisture expansion CME. The constitutive equations for linearized viscoelasticity are obtained by correspondence principle. The coupled temperature and moisture diffusion equations are obtained as a consequence of Clausius-Duhem inequality. The extent of coupling between heat conduction and moisture diffusion phenomena is studied by varying the ratio of their diffusivities and a non-dimensional coupling parameter. The effect of coupled unsteady heat conduction and moisture diffusion phenomena on the short and long term response characteristics of the beam such as displacement, stress and strain fields is studied. Based on these response characteristics, the magnitude of external actuating voltage required to minimize deformation is predicted. This is followed by a comparative study of the field variables in cases of actuated and unactuated beams. Four materials are chosen for this study; aluminium, epoxy, carbon fiber reinforced polymer with fiber volume fraction of 60 percent, and an epoxy-like viscoelastic material. The viscoelastic material is assumed to be thermorheologically simple. The shift factor is assumed to be a linear function of temperature and moisture fields. To address this problem numerically, a finite difference formulation is presented for the field equations and boundary conditions. This numerical scheme is validated by solving the problem of uniformly loaded cantilever beam and comparing the results with the analytical solution known a priori. The results obtained numerically are validated by comparison with experimental results. It is observed that the under the effect of external actuation, the stress and displacement fields are largely minimized in all four cases chosen for study. The bending in the unactuated viscoelastic beam is more pronounced than bending in the unactuated elastic beam. This is due to the softening of the material with time due to evolving temperature and moisture fields. However, relatively lesser external actuating voltage is necessary to minimize bending in the former case compared to the latter. The magnitude of actuating electric field required in the piezoelectric layer suggests a need to address the problem with in a non-linear framework, no such attempt is made in this study.

Kuravi, Ramachandra Srinivasa Chaitanya

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

The Thermal Expansion, Elastic and Fracture Properties of Porous Cordierite at Elevated Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The properties that determine the thermal shock resistance in materials are reported for porous cordierite, a leading candidate material for the fabrication of diesel particulate filters. Fracture toughness and slow crack growth tests were performed on test specimens obtained from the walls of diesel particulate filter monolithic substrates using the double-torsion test method at temperatures between 20 C and 900 C. The thermal expansion and elastic properties were characterized between 20 C and 1000 C. The role of the microstructure of porous cordierite in determining its unusual thermal expansion and elevated temperature Young's modulus and fracture toughness are discussed.

Shyam, Amit [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; Pandey, Amit [ORNL; Watkins, Thomas R [ORNL; More, Karren [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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City of Muscle Shoals, Alabama (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information  

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A LOAD-BASED DEPTH-SENSING INDENTATION TECHNIQUE FOR ELASTIC–PLASTIC MATERIAL MECHANICAL PROPERTY EVALUATION  

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A load-based depth-sensing micro-indentation technique has been developed for material mechanical properties evaluation including elastic modulus, yield stress, strain hardening exponent and stress-strain curve. Based on a Hertzian contact mechanics approach, this load-based depthsensing micro-indentation technique does not require system compliance calibration or the use of high precision depth sensors. Furthermore a unique, material independent, indentation based load-depth algorithm has been developed accounting for both elastic and elastic-plastic deformation of the material beneath the indenter. This algorithm, found to be a function of material yield stress, strain hardening exponent and elastic modulus, is shown to be the basis for obtaining a stressstrain curve. Finite element analyses of multiple materials with various mechanical properties were employed to examine and develop the fundamental indention based relationships between these variables and the load/depth curve needed to extract the stress-strain diagram. In addition, experimental results obtained with this load-based micro-indentation technique were found to yield accurate material mechanical properties (elastic modulus, strain hardening, yield strength) at room and elevated temperatures (up to 1200°C).

K. Lee; J. M. Tannenbaum; B. S.-J. Kang; M.A. Alvin

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. Price-Elastic Demand in Deregulated Electricity Markets  

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The degree to which anyderegulated market functions e ciently often depends on the ability ofmarket agents to respond quickly to uctuating conditions. Many restructured electricity markets, however, experience high prices caused by supply shortages and little demand-side response. We examine the implications for market operations when a risk-averse retailer's end-use consumers are allowed to perceive real-time variations in the electricity spot price. Using a market-equilibrium model, we nd that price elasticity bothincreases the retailer's revenue risk exposure and decreases the spot price. Since the latter induces the retailer to reduce forward electricity purchases, while the former has the opposite e ect, the overall impact of price responsive demand on the electricity forward price is ambiguous. Indeed, each retailer's response depends on the relative magnitudes of its risk exposure and end-user price elasticity. Nevertheless, price elasticity decreases cumulative electricity consumption. By extending the analysis to allow for early settlement of demand, we nd that forward stage end-user price responsiveness decreases the electricity forward price relative to the case with price-elastic demand only in real time. Moreover, we nd that only if forward stage end-user demand is price elastic will the equilibrium electricity forward price be reduced.

Afzal S. Siddiqui; Afzal S. Siddiqui

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Numerical simulations for width fluctuations in compound elastic and inelastic scattering at low energies  

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The statistical theories - the Hauser-Feshbach model with the width fluctuation correction - play a central role in studying nuclear reactions in the fast energy region, hence the statistical model codes are essential for the nuclear data evaluations nowadays. In this paper, we revisit issues regarding the statistical model calculations in the fast energy range, such as the inclusion of the direct channels, and the energy averaged cross sections using different statistical assumptions. Although they have been discussed for a long time, we need more precise quantitative investigations to understand uncertainties coming from the models deficiencies in the fast energy range. For example, the partition of compound formation cross section into the elastic and inelastic channels depends on the elastic enhancement factor calculated from the statistical models. In addition, unitarity of S-matrix constrains this partition when the direct reactions are involved. Practically some simple assumptions, which many nuclear reaction model codes adopt, may work reasonably for the nuclear data evaluations. However, the uncertainties on the evaluated cross sections cannot go lower than the model uncertainty itself. We perform numerical simulations by generating the resonances using the R-matrix theory, and compare the energy (ensemble) averaged cross sections with the statistical theories, such as the theories of Moldauer, HRTW (Hofmann, Richert, Tepel, and Weidenmueller), KKM (Kawai-Kerman-McVoy), and GOE (Gaussian orthogonal ensemble).

Kawano, Toshihiko [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Talou, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

438

Nonlinear waves on the surface of a fluid covered by an elastic sheet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We experimentally study linear and nonlinear waves on the surface of a fluid covered by an elastic sheet where both tension and flexural waves take place. An optical method is used to obtain the full space-time wave field, and the dispersion relation of waves. When the forcing is increased, a significant nonlinear shift of the dispersion relation is observed. We show that this shift is due to an additional tension of the sheet induced by the transverse motion of a fundamental mode of the sheet. When the system is subjected to a random noise forcing at large scale, a regime of hydro-elastic wave turbulence is observed with a power-law spectrum of the scale in disagreement with the wave turbulence prediction. We show that the separation between relevant time scales is well satisfied at each scale of the turbulent cascade as expected theoretically. The wave field anisotropy, and finite size effects are also quantified and are not at the origin of the discrepancy. Finally, the dissipation is found to occur at all...

Deike, Luc; Falcon, Eric

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Nonlinear waves on the surface of a fluid covered by an elastic sheet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We experimentally study linear and nonlinear waves on the surface of a fluid covered by an elastic sheet where both tension and flexural waves take place. An optical method is used to obtain the full space-time wave field, and the dispersion relation of waves. When the forcing is increased, a significant nonlinear shift of the dispersion relation is observed. We show that this shift is due to an additional tension of the sheet induced by the transverse motion of a fundamental mode of the sheet. When the system is subjected to a random noise forcing at large scale, a regime of hydro-elastic wave turbulence is observed with a power-law spectrum of the scale in disagreement with the wave turbulence prediction. We show that the separation between relevant time scales is well satisfied at each scale of the turbulent cascade as expected theoretically. The wave field anisotropy, and finite size effects are also quantified and are not at the origin of the discrepancy. Finally, the dissipation is found to occur at all scales of the cascade contrary to the theoretical hypothesis, and could thus explain this disagreement.

Luc Deike; Jean-Claude Bacri; Eric Falcon

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

440

Measurement of the Neutrino Neutral-Current Elastic Differential Cross Section  

SciTech Connect

We report a measurement of the flux-averaged neutral-current elastic differential cross section for neutrinos scattering on mineral oil (CH{sub 2}) as a function of four-momentum transferred squared, Q{sup 2}. It is obtained by measuring the kinematics of recoiling nucleons with kinetic energy greater than 50 MeV which are readily detected in MiniBooNE. This differential cross-section distribution is fit with fixed nucleon form factors apart from an axial mass, M{sub A}, that provides a best fit for M{sub A} = 1.39 {+-} 0.11 GeV. Using the data from the charged-current neutrino interaction sample, a ratio of neutral-current to charged-current quasi-elastic cross sections as a function of Q{sup 2} has been measured. Additionally, single protons with kinetic energies above 350 MeV can be distinguished from neutrons and multiple nucleon events. Using this marker, the strange quark contribution to the neutral-current axial vector form factor at Q{sup 2} = 0, {Delta}s, is found to be {Delta}s = 0.08{+-} 0.26.

Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; /Mexico U., CEN; Anderson, C.E.; /Yale U.; Bazarko, A.O.; /Princeton U.; Brice, S.J.; /Fermilab; Brown, B.C.; /Fermilab; Bugel, L.; /Columbia U.; Cao, J.; /Michigan U.; Coney, L.; /Columbia U.; Conrad, J.M.; /MIT; Cox, D.C.; /Indiana U.; Curioni, A.; /Yale U. /Argonne

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Electric and Magnetic Elastic Structure Functions of the Deuteron at Large Momentum Transfers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The deuteron elastic structure functions, A(Q{sup 2}) and B(Q{sup 2}), have been extracted from cross section measurements of elastic electron-deuteron scattering in coincidence using the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator and Hall A Facilities of Jefferson Laboratory. Incident electrons were scattered off a high-power cryogenic deuterium target. Scattered electrons and recoil deuterons were detected in the two High Resolution Spectrometers of Hall A. A(Q{sup 2}) was extracted from forward angle cross section measurements in the squared four-momentum transfer range 0.684 ? Q{sup 2} ? 5.90 (GeV/c){sup 2}. B(Q{sup 2}) was determined by means of a Rosenbluth separation in the range 0.684 ? Q{sup 2} ? 1.325 (GeV/c){sup 2}. The data are compared to theoretical models based on the impulse approximation with the inclusion of meson-exchange currents and to predictions of quark dimensional scaling and perturbative quantum chromodynamics. The results are expected to provide insights into the transition from meson-nucleon to quark-gluon descriptions of the nuclear two-body system.

Riad Suleiman

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Measurement of the deuteron elastic structure functions at large momentum transfers  

SciTech Connect

The cross section for elastic electron-deuteron scattering has been measured using the Hall A Facility of Jefferson Laboratory. Scattered electrons and recoiling deuterons were detected in coincidence in the two 4 GeV/c High Resolution Spectrometers (HRS) of Hall A. The deuteron elastic structure functions A(Q{sup 2}) and B(Q{sup 2}) have been extracted from these data. Results for the measurement of A(Q{sup 2}) in the range of 0.7 ? Q{sup 2} ? 6.0 (GeV/c){sup 2} are reported. Results for the magnetic structure function, B(Q{sup 2}), are presented in the range of 0.7 ? Q{sup 2} ? 1.35 (GeV/c){sup 2}. The results for both structure functions are compared to predictions of meson-nucleon based models, both with and without the inclusion of meson-exchange currents. The A(Q{sup 2}) results are compared to predictions of the dimensional scaling quark model and perturbative quantum chromodynamics. The results can provide insights into the transition from meson-nucleon to quark-gluon descriptions of the nuclear two-body system.

Kathy McCormick

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Bounds in proton-proton elastic scattering at low momentum transfer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a bound on the imaginary part of the single helicity-flip amplitude for spin 1/2-spin 1/2 scattering at small momentum transfer. The variational method of Lagrange multipliers is employed to optimize the single-flip amplitude using the values of the total cross section, the elastic cross section and diffraction slope as equality constraints in addition to the inequality constraints resulting from unitarity. Such bounds provide important information related to the determination of polarization of a proton beam. In the case of elastic proton collisions the analyzing power at small scattering angles inside the Coulomb Nuclear Interference region offers a method of measuring the polarization of a proton beam, the accuracy of the polarization measurement depending on the single helicity-flip amplitude. The bound obtained on the imaginary part of the single helicity-flip amplitude indicates that the analyzing power for proton-proton collisions in the Coulomb nuclear interference region should take positive nonzero values at high energies.

A. T. Bates; N. H. Buttimore

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

444

High Precision Measurement of the Proton Elastic Form Factor Ratio at Low Q2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Experiment E08-007 measured the proton elastic form factor ratio ?pGE/GM in the range of Q2 = 0.3?0.7(GeV/c)2 by recoil polarimetry. Data were taken in 2008 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia, USA. A 1.2 GeV polarized electron beam was scattered off a cryogenic hydrogen target. The recoil proton was detected in the left HRS in coincidence with the elasticly scattered electrons tagged by the BigBite spectrometer. The proton polarization was measured by the focal plane polarimeter (FPP). In this low Q2 region, previous measurement from Jefferson Lab Hall A (LEDEX) along with various fits and calculations indicate substantial deviations of the ratio from unity. For this new measurement, the proposed statistical uncertainty (< 1%) was achieved. These new results are a few percent lower than expected from previous world data and fits, which indicate a smaller GEp at this region. Beyond the intrinsic interest in nucleon structure, the new results also have implications in determining the proton Zemach radius and the strangeness form factors from parity violation experiments.

Xiaohui Zhan

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

445

Evaluating Bounds and Estimators for Constants of Random Polycrystals Composed of Orthotropic Elastic Materials  

SciTech Connect

While the well-known Voigt and Reuss (VR) bounds, and the Voigt-Reuss-Hill (VRH) elastic constant estimators for random polycrystals are all straightforwardly calculated once the elastic constants of anisotropic crystals are known, the Hashin-Shtrikman (HS) bounds and related self-consistent (SC) estimators for the same constants are, by comparison, more difficult to compute. Recent work has shown how to simplify (to some extent) these harder to compute HS bounds and SC estimators. An overview and analysis of a subsampling of these results is presented here with the main point being to show whether or not this extra work (i.e., in calculating both the HS bounds and the SC estimates) does provide added value since, in particular, the VRH estimators often do not fall within the HS bounds, while the SC estimators (for good reasons) have always been found to do so. The quantitative differences between the SC and the VRH estimators in the eight cases considered are often quite small however, being on the order of ±1%. These quantitative results hold true even though these polycrystal Voigt-Reuss-Hill estimators more typically (but not always) fall outside the Hashin-Shtrikman bounds, while the self-consistent estimators always fall inside (or on the boundaries of) these same bounds.

Berryman, J. G.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Simplified treatment of exact resonance elastic scattering model in deterministic slowing down equation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simplified treatment of resonance elastic scattering model considering thermal motion of heavy nuclides and the energy dependence of the resonance cross section was implemented into NJOY [1]. In order to solve deterministic slowing down equation considering the effect of up-scattering without iterative calculations, scattering kernel for heavy nuclides is pre-calculated by the formula derived by Ouisloumen and Sanchez [2], and neutron spectrum in up-scattering term is expressed by NR approximation. To check the verification of the simplified treatment, the treatment is applied to U-238 for the energy range from 4 eV to 200 eV. Calculated multi-group capture cross section of U-238 is greater than that of conventional method and the increase of the capture cross sections is remarkable as the temperature becomes high. Therefore Doppler coefficient calculated in UO{sub 2} fuel pin is calculated more negative value than that on conventional method. The impact on Doppler coefficient is equivalent to the results of exact treatment of resonance elastic scattering reported in previous studies [2-7]. The agreement supports the validation of the simplified treatment and therefore this treatment is applied for other heavy nuclide to evaluate the Doppler coefficient in MOX fuel. The result shows that the impact of considering thermal agitation in resonance scattering in Doppler coefficient comes mainly from U-238 and that of other heavy nuclides such as Pu-239, 240 etc. is not comparable in MOX fuel. (authors)

Ono, M.; Wada, K.; Kitada, T. [Osaka Univ., 2-1, yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka, 565-0871 (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Partial-wave analysis of elastic {sup 4}He{sup 4}He scattering in the energy range 40-50 MeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A partial-wave analysis of elastic {sup 4}He{sup 4}He scattering is performed in the energy range 40-50 MeV.

Dubovichenko, S. B. [Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute (Kazakhstan)], E-mail: sergey@dubovichenko.net

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

448

Charleston SC Furniture Store  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... limited due to the criminal investigations and civil ... in all locations, NIST conducted computer modeling to ... the probable sequence of events based on ...

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

449

Everything Store - Executive Summary  

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over the next one to three years. Forming a strategic partnership with one to two RTU suppliers and passing on the savings to incentivize consumer involvement in energy...

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each year in the Illinois Basin region. The injected CO 2 is a byproduct from processing corn into fuel-grade ethanol at Archer Daniels Midland Company's (ADM) biofuels plant near...

451

Assessing the Potential of Using Hydrate Technology to Capture, Store and Transport Gas for the Caribbean Region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Monetizing gas has now become a high priority issue for many countries. Natural gas is a much cleaner fuel than oil and coal especially for electricity generation. Approximately 40 percent of the world's natural gas reserves remain unusable because of lack of economic technology. Gas produced with oil poses a challenge of being transported and is typically flared or re-injected into the reservoir. These are gas transportation issues we now face. Gas hydrate may be a viable means of capturing, storing and transporting stranded and associated gas. For example, stranded gas in Trinidad could be converted to gas hydrates and transported to the islands of the Caribbean. This study will seek to address some of the limitations from previous studies on transporting natural gas as a hydrate while focusing on small scale transportation of natural gas to the Caribbean Islands. This work proposes a workflow for capturing, storing and transporting gas in the hydrate form, particularly for Caribbean situations where there are infrastructural constraints such as lack of pipelines. The study shows the gas hydrate value chain for transportation of 5 MMscf/d of natural gas from Trinidad to Jamaica. The analysis evaluated the water required for hydrate formation, effect of composition on hydrate formation, the energy balance of the process, the time required for formation, transportation and dissociation and preliminary economics. The overall energy requirement of the process which involves heating, cooling and expansion is about 15-20 percent of the energy of the gas transported in hydrate form. The time estimated for the overall process is 20–30 hrs. The estimated capital cost to capture and transport 5 MMscf/d from Trinidad to Jamaica is about US$ 30 million. The composition of the gas sample can affect the conditions of formation, heating value and the expansion process. In summary, there is great potential for transporting natural gas by gas hydrate on a small scale based on the proposed hydrate work flow. This study did not prove commerciality at this time, however, some of the limitations require further evaluations and these include detailed modeling of the formation time, dissociation time and heat transfer capabilities.

Rajnauth, Jerome Joel

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Myotactin, a novel hypodermal protein involved in muscle–cell adhesion in Caenorhabditis elegans  

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Abstract. In C. elegans, assembly of hypodermal hemidesmosome-like structures called fibrous organelles is temporally and spatially coordinated with the assembly of the muscle contractile apparatus, suggesting that signals are exchanged between these cell types to position fibrous organelles correctly. Myotactin, a protein recognized by monoclonal antibody MH46, is a candidate for such a signaling molecule. The antigen, although expressed by hypodermis, first reflects the pattern of muscle elements and only later reflects the pattern of fibrous organelles. Confocal microscopy shows that in adult worms myotactin and fibrous organelles show coincident localization. Further, cell ablation studies show the bodywall muscle cells are necessary for normal myotactin distribution.

Michelle Coutu Hresko; Lawrence A. Schriefer; Paresh Shrimankar; Robert H. Waterston

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near- and subbarrier elastic and quasielastic scattering of the weakly bound {sup 6}Li projectile on {sup 144}Sm  

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High-precision data of backward-angle elastic and quasielastic scattering for the weakly bound {sup 6}Li projectile on {sup 144}Sm target at deep-sub-barrier, near-, and above-barrier energies were measured. From the deep-sub-barrier data, the surface diffuseness of the nuclear interacting potential was studied. Barrier distributions were extracted from the first derivatives of the elastic and quasielastic excitation functions. It is shown that sequential breakup through the first resonant state of the {sup 6}Li is an important channel to be included in coupled-channels calculations, even at deep-sub-barrier energies.

Monteiro, D. S.; Otomar, D. R.; Lubian, J.; Gomes, P. R. S. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Av. Litoranea s/n, Gragoata, Niteroi, R.J., 24210-340 (Brazil); Capurro, O. A.; Marti, G. V. [Laboratorio TANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. General Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Arazi, A.; Figueira, J. M.; Heimann, D. Martinez; Negri, A. E.; Pacheco, A. J. [Laboratorio TANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. General Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Av. Rivadavia 1917, Buenos Aires (1033) (Argentina); Niello, J. O. Fernandez [Laboratorio TANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. General Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Av. Rivadavia 1917, Buenos Aires (1033) (Argentina); Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Univ. Nac. de San Martin, San Martin (1650), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Guimaraes, V. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa postal 66318, 05315-970, Sao Paulo, S.P. (Brazil)

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution experiments and B-spline R-matrix calculations for elastic electron scattering from krypton  

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In a joint experimental and theoretical effort, we carried out a detailed study of elastic electron scattering from Kr atoms. Absolute angle-differential cross sections for elastic electron scattering were measured over the energy range 0.3-9.8 eV with an energy width of about 13 meV at scattering angles between 0 deg. and 180 deg. Excellent agreement is obtained between our experimental data and predictions from a fully relativistic Dirac B-spline R-matrix (close-coupling) model that accounts for the atomic dipole polarizability through a specially designed pseudostate.

Zatsarinny, O.; Bartschat, K. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311 (United States); Allan, M. [Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, CH-1700 Fribourg (Switzerland)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and Energy of the 90 degree sign Partial Dislocation in Diamond: A Combined Ab Initio and Elasticity Theory Analysis  

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The core structure and stability of the 90 degree sign partial dislocation in diamond is studied within isotropic elasticity theory and ab initio total energy calculations. The double-period reconstruction is found to be more stable than the single-period reconstruction for a broad range of stress states. The analysis of the ab initio results shows further that elasticity theory is valid for dislocation spacings as small as 10-20 Angstrom, thus allowing ab initio calculations to provide reliable parameters for continuum theory analysis. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Blase, X. [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Departement de Physique des Materiaux, U.M.R. No. 5586, 43 Bd du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, (France); Lin, Karin [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Canning, A. [NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Louie, S. G. [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Chrzan, D. C. [Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Sorbent Testing for the Solidification of Unidentified Rocky Flats Laboratory Waste Stored at the Idaho National Laboratory  

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At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), MSE Technology Applications, Inc. (MSE) evaluated various commercially available sorbents to solidify unidentified laboratory liquids from Rocky Flats that are stored at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The liquids are a collection of laboratory wastes that were generated from various experiments and routine analytical laboratory activities carried out at Rocky Flats. The liquids are in bottles discovered inside of buried waste drums being exhumed from the subsurface disposal area at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) by the contractor, CH2M Hill Washington International (CWI). Free liquids are unacceptable at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), and some of these liquids cannot be returned to the retrieval pit. Stabilization of the liquids into a solid mass will allow these materials to be sent to an appropriate disposal location. The selected sorbent or sorbent combinations should produce a stabilized mass that is capable of withstanding conditions similar to those experienced during storage, shipping, and burial. The final wasteform should release less than 1% liquid by volume per the WIPP Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC). The absence or presence of free liquid in the solidified waste-forms was detected when tested by SW-846, Method 9095B, Paint Filter Free Liquids, and the amount of liquid released from the wasteform was determined by SW-846, Method 9096, Liquid Release Test. Reactivity testing was also conducted on the solidified laboratory liquids. (authors)

Bickford, J. [MSE Technology Applications, Inc., Butte, MT (United States); Kimmitt, R. [CH2M WG Idaho, LLC, Idaho National Laboratory, CF-601, MF-637, MS4201, Scoville, ID (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orientation-dependent stored energies in hot deformed Al-2.5%Mg and their influence on recrystallization  

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The dislocation densities in individual texture components of a hot, plane strain compressed, Al-2.5%Mg alloy have been determined by high resolution X-ray diffraction using recent methods for peak broadening interpretation. After deformation at 400 deg. C and strains up to 1.5 dislocation densities range from 2 to 20 x 10{sup 13} m{sup -2}. Both high energy synchrotron (European synchrotron radiation facility, ESRF) transmission peak analysis and standard reflection line analysis show that the S {l_brace}1 2 3{r_brace}<4 1 2> component develops significantly higher stored energies than the cube, brass {l_brace}0 1 1{r_brace}<2 1 1> and Goss {l_brace}0 1 1{r_brace}<1 0 0> components. After subsequent annealing to partial recrystallization, EBSD orientation maps over large areas demonstrate that the high energy S component is preferentially consumed by recrystallization. It is also shown that the development of the cube recrystallization texture is due to a nucleation frequency advantage, function of the applied strain.

Guiglionda, G.; Borbely, A.; Driver, J.H

2004-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

458

Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Pueblo Depot Activity, Colorado. Final, Phase 1: Environmental report  

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Under the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP), the US Army proposes to dispose of lethal chemical agents and munitions stored at eight existing Army installations in the continental United States. In 1988, the US Army issued the final programmatic environmental impact statement (FPEIS) for the CSDP. The FPEIS and the subsequent Record of Decision (ROD) identified an on-site disposal process as the preferred method for destruction of the stockpile. That is, the FPEIS determined the environmentally preferred alternative to be on-site disposal in high-temperature incinerators, while the ROD selected this alternative for implementation as the preferred method for destruction of the stockpile. In this Phase I report, the overall CSDP decision regarding disposal of the PUDA Stockpile is subjected to further analyses, and its validity at PUDA is reviewed with newer, more detailed data than those providing the basis for the conclusions in the FPEIS. The findings of this Phase I report will be factored into the scope of a site-specific environmental impact statement to be prepared for the destruction of the PUDA stockpile. The focus of this Phase I report is on those data identified as having the potential to alter the Army`s previous decision regarding disposal of the PUDA stockpile; however, several other factors beyond the scope of this Phase I report must also be acknowledged to have the potential to change or modify the Army`s decisions regarding PUDA.

Terry, J.W.; Blasing, T.J.; Ensminger, J.T.; Johnson, R.O.; Schexnayder, S.M.; Shor, J.T.; Staub, W.P.; Tolbert, V.R.; Zimmerman, G.P.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured energy savings and demand reduction from a reflective roof membrane on a large retail store in Austin  

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In this study, we measured and documented summertime air-conditioning (a/c) daily energy savings and demand reduction from a reflective roof membrane retrofit on a large retail store in Austin, Texas. The original black rubber membrane was replaced with white thermoplastic resulting in a decrease in the average maximum roof surface temperature from 168 degrees F (76 degrees C) to 126 degrees F (52 degrees C). This building, with 100,000ft2 (9300m2) of roof area, yielded 3.6Wh/ft2 (39Wh/m2) in a/c average daily energy savings and 0.35W/ft2 (3.8W/m2) in average reduced demand. Total a/c annual abated energy and demand expenditures were estimated to be $7200 or $0.072/ft2 ($0.77/m2). Based on cost data provided by the building manager, the payback is instantaneous with negligible incremental combined labor and material costs. The estimated present value of future abated expenditures ranged from $62,000 to $71,000 over the baseline 13-year service life of the roof membrane.

Konopacki, Steven J.; Akbari, Hashem

2001-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

460

A role for nephrin, a renal protein, in vertebrate skeletal muscle cell fusion  

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Skeletal muscle is formed via fusion of myoblasts, a well-studied process in Drosophila. In vertebrates however, this process is less well understood, and whether there is evolutionary conservation with the proteins studied ...

Kalluri, Raghu

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A study on the electrical resistance of the frog sartorius muscle  

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ABSTRACT Four different methods of measuring the resistance of a muscle fiber have been applied to the frog sartorins muscle. The methods, in which the resistance of the microelectrode entered the calculation of the effective resistance of the fiber, resulted in values which were 8 times higher than the resistance values obtained with methods independent of the electrode resistance. A simple cable model of a muscle fiber could not account for the discrepancy in the effective resistance found in these measurements; therefore, an enlarged cable model for a muscle fiber has been proposed, and its biological implications have been discussed. The effective resistance (measured with the two different groups of methods) decreased when the potassium concentration in the bath increased. Using the proposed enlarged cable model for the interpretation of these results, it is shown that not only the membrane resistance but also the myoplasmic resistance decreases with an increasing potassium concentration in the Ringer solution.

Otto Schanne; Hikoshi Kawata; Barbel Schafer

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Chinese Oil Plants Information System (COPIS): An on-line information store, query and management system for three chinese industrial oil plants  

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Researches on Cornus wilsoniana, Ricinus communis, and Symplocos paniculata have generated a large amount of data. In order to assist researchers to store and exchange data efficiently, an on-line interactive platform, called Chinese Oil Plants Information ... Keywords: Brower/Server structure, COPIS, Information system, Oil plant, Three-layer structure

Qian-Qian Liu; Li-Juan Jiang; Jin Han; Qiang Liu; Xiang Yin; Pei-Wang Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of Electron Proton Elastic Cross Sections for 0.4  

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We report on precision measurements of the elastic cross section for electron-proton scattering performed in Hall C at Jefferson Lab. The measurements were made at 28 distinct kinematic settings covering a range in momentum transfer of 0.4 < Q2 < 5.5 (GeV/c)2. These measurements represent a significant contribution to the world's cross section data set in the Q2 range, where a large discrepancy currently exists between the ratio of electric to magnetic proton form factors extracted from previous cross section measurements and that recently measured via polarization transfer in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. This data set shows good agreement with previous cross section measurements, indicating that if a heretofore unknown systematic error does exist in the cross section measurements, then it is intrinsic to all such measurements.

M.E. Christy; Abdellah Ahmidouch; Christopher Armstrong; John Arrington; Arshak Asaturyan; Steven Avery; O. Baker; Douglas Beck; Henk Blok; C.W. Bochna; Werner Boeglin; Peter Bosted; Maurice Bouwhuis; Herbert Breuer; D.S. Brown; Antje Bruell; Roger Carlini; Nicholas Chant; Anthony Cochran; Leon Cole; Samuel Danagoulian; Donal Day; James Dunne; Dipangkar Dutta; Rolf Ent; Howard Fenker; B. Fox; Liping Gan; Haiyan Gao; Kenneth Garrow; David Gaskell; Ashot Gasparian; Don Geesaman; Paul Gueye; Mark Harvey; Roy Holt; Xiaodong Jiang; Cynthia Keppel; Edward Kinney; Yongguang Liang; Wolfgang Lorenzon; Allison Lung; Pete Markowitz; J.W. Martin; Kevin Mcilhany; David Mckee; David Meekins; M.A. Miller; Richard Milner; Joseph Mitchell; Hamlet Mkrtchyan; Robert Mueller; Alan Nathan; Gabriel Niculescu; Maria-ioana Niculescu; Thomas O'neill; Vassilios Papavassiliou; Stephen Pate; Rodney Piercey; David Potterveld; Ronald Ransome; Joerg Reinhold; E. Rollinde; Philip Roos; Adam Sarty; Reyad Sawafta; Elaine Schulte; Edwin Segbefia; C. Smith; Samuel Stepanyan; Steffen Strauch; Vardan Tadevosyan; Liguang Tang; Raphael Tieulent; Alicia Uzzle; William Vulcan; Stephen Wood; Feng Xiong; Lulin Yuan; Markus Zeier; Benedikt Zihlmann; Vitaliy Ziskin

2004-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Elasticity and Soft Glassy Rheology of a Smectic in a Random Porous Environment  

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We report studies of the frequency dependent shear modulus, $G^*(\\omega)=G'(\\omega)+iG''(\\omega)$, of the liquid crystal octylcyanobiphenyl (8CB) confined in a colloidal aerosil gel. With the onset of smectic order, $G'$ grows approximately linearly with decreasing temperature, reaching values that exceed by more than three orders of magnitude the values for pure 8CB. The modulus at low temperatures possesses a power-law component, $G^*(\\omega) \\sim \\omega^\\alpha$, with exponent $\\alpha$ that approaches zero with increasing gel density. The amplitude of $G'$ and its variation with temperature and gel density indicate that the low temperature response is dominated by a dense population of defects in the smectic. In contrast, when the 8CB is isotropic or nematic, the modulus is controlled by the elastic behavior of the colloidal gel.

Ranjini Bandyopadhyay; Dennis Liang; Ralph H. Colby; James L. Harden; Robert L. Leheny

2005-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

465

Game Theoretic Approach for Elastic and Inelastic Demand Management in Microgrid  

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Smart grid, which consists of many small microgrids, leads to a more stable and secure grid. In this paper, we proposed a game theoretic approach using a novel combinational pricing signal for the demand side management in a microgrid. We classified the appliance in a smart grid into appliance with elastic energy demand and appliance with inelastic appliance. We use game-theoretic approach to analyze the interaction between the microgrid operator and end users as well as among end users themself. We formulate the problem as a single leader, multiple followers Stackelberg game. An unique Stackelberg-Nash equilibrium is derived under two-fold pricing at first and then extended to case of uniform pricing scheme. 1

unknown authors

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Measurements of the Transverse Beam Asymmetry for Elastic Electron Scattering from Selected Nuclei  

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We have measured the beam-normal single-spin asymmetry A{sub n} in the elastic scattering of 1-3 GeV transversely polarized electrons from {sup 1}H and for the first time from {sup 4}He, {sup 12}C, and {sup 208}Pb. For {sup 1}H, {sup 4}He and {sup 12}C, the measurements are in agreement with calculations that relate A{sub n} to the imaginary part of the two-photon exchange amplitude including inelastic intermediate states. Surprisingly, the {sup 208}Pb result is significantly smaller than the corresponding prediction using the same formalism. These results suggest that a systematic set of new A{sup n} measurements might emerge as a new and sensitive probe of the structure of heavy nuclei.

Abrahamyan, S; Afanasev, A; Ahmed, Z; Albataineh, H; Aniol, K; Armstrong, D S; Armstrong, W; Arrington, J; Averett, T; Babineau, B; Bailey, S L; Barber, J; Barbieri, A; Beck, A; Bellini, V; Beminiwattha, R; Benaoum, H; Benesch, J; Benmokhtar, F; Bertin, P; Bielarski, T; Boeglin, W; Bosted, P; Butaru, F; Burtin, E; Cahoon, J; Camsonne, A; Canan, M; Carter, P; Chang, C C; Cates, G D; Chao, Y -C; Chen, C; Chen, J -P; Choi, Seonho; Chudakov, E; Cisbani, E; Craver, B; Cusanno, F; Dalton, M M; De Leo, R; de Jager, K; Deconinck, W; Decowski, P; Deepa, D; Deng, X; Dutta, D; Etile, A; Ferdi, C; Feuerbach, J; Finn, J M; Flay, D; Franklin, G B; Friend, M; Frullani, S; Fuchey, E; Fuchs, S A; Fuoti, K; Garibaldi, F; Gasser, E; Gilman, R; Guisa, A; Glamazdin, A; Glesener, L E; Gomez, J; Gorchtein, M; Grames, J; Grimm, K; Gu, C; Hansen, O; Hansknecht, J; Hen, O; Higinbotham, D W; Holmes, R S; Holmstrom, T; Horowitz, C J; Hoskins, J; Huang, J; Humensky, T B; Hyde, C E; Ibrahim, H; Itard, F; Jen, C -M; Jensen, E; Jiang, X; Jin, G; Johnston, S; Katich, J; Kaufman, L J; Kelleher, A; Kliakhandler, K; King, P M; Kolarkar, A; Kowalski, S; Kuchina, E; Kumar, K S; Lagamba, L; Lambert, D; LaViolette, P; Leacock, J; Leckey IV, J; Lee, J H; LeRose, J J; Lhuillier, D; Lindgren, R; Liyanage, N; Lubinsky, N; Mammei, J; Mammoliti, F; Margaziotis, D J; Markowitz, P; Mazouz, M; McCormick, K; McCreary, A; McNulty, D; Meekins, D G; Mercado, L; Meziani, Z -E; Michaels, R W; Mihovilovic, M; Moffit, B; Monaghan, P; Muangma, N; Munoz-Camacho, C; Nanda, S; Nelyubin, V; Neyret, D; Nuruzzaman,; Oh, Y; Otis, K; Palmer, A; Parno, D; Paschke, K D; Phillips, S K; Poelker, M; Pomatsalyuk, R; Posik, M; Potokar, M; Prok, K; Puckett, A.J.R.; Qian, X; Qiang, Y; Quinn, B; Rakhman, A; Reimer, P E; Reitz, B; Riordan, S; Roche, J; Rogan, P; Ron, G; Russo, G; Saenboonruang, K; Saha, A; Sawatzky, B; Shahinyan, A; Silwal, R; Singh, J; Sirca, S; Slifer, K; Snyder, R; Solvignon, P; Souder, P A; Sperduto, M L; Subedi, R; Stutzman, M L; Suleiman, R; Sulkosky, V; Sutera, C M; Tobias, W A; Troth, W; Urciuoli, G M; Ulmer, P; Vacheret, A; Voutier, A; Waidyawansa, B; Wang, D; Wang, K; Wexler, J; Whitbeck, A; Wilson, R; Wojtsekhowski, B; Yan, X; Yao, H; Ye, Y; Ye, Z; Yim, V; Zana, L; Zhan, X; Zhang, J; Zhang, Y; Zheng, X; Ziskin, V

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Duality in 2+1D Quantum Elasticity: superconductivity and Quantum Nematic Order  

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The generalization of the Nelson-Halperin-Young theory of 2D melting to the dynamical 2+1D quantum case is presented. The bosonic quantum crystal dualizes in superfluids or superconductors exhibiting nematic liquid crystalline orders, corresponding with bose condensates of dislocations exhibiting a dual shear Meissner-Higgs mechanism. The topologically ordered nematic phase suggested by Lammert, Toner and Rokshar finds a simple interpretation in this framework. The ordered nematic is a true quantum phase: the dynamical glide principle interferes with the effect that the phonon spectrum of the crystal re-emerges in the direction orthogonal to the director. Novel insights follow from the duality on the fundamental nature of superfluidity and superconductivity. The superfluid can be viewed as an elastic medium having lost its rigidity against shear stresses. Upon dualizing the electrically charged crystal the electromagnetic Meissner phase is recovered, showing peculiar screening current oscillations when the shear penetration depth becomes larger than the London penetration depth.

J. Zaanen; Z. Nussinov; S. I. Mukhin

2003-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

468

An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances  

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This report summarizes our study of the price elasticity of demand for home appliances, including refrigerators, clothes washers, and dishwashers. In the context of increasingly stringent appliance standards, we are interested in what kind of impact the increased manufacturing costs caused by higher efficiency requirements will have on appliance sales. We begin with a review of existing economics literature describing the impact of economic variables on the sale of durable goods.We then describe the market for home appliances and changes in this market over the past 20 years, performing regression analysis on the shipments of home appliances and relevant economic variables including changes to operating cost and household income. Based on our analysis, we conclude that the demand for home appliances is price inelastic.

Fujita, Kimberly; Dale, Larry; Fujita, K. Sydny

2008-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

469

Partial-wave analysis for elastic p{sup 13}C scattering at astrophysical energies  

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A standard partial-wave analysis was performed on the basis of known measurements of differential cross sections for elastic p{sup 13}C scattering at energies in the range 250-750 keV. This analysis revealed that, in the energy range being considered, it is sufficient to take into account the {sup 3}S{sub 1} wave alone. A potential for the triplet {sup 3}S{sub 1}-wave state of the p{sup 13}C system in the region of the J{sup p}T = 1{sup -1} resonance at 0.55 MeV was constructed on the basis of the phase shifts obtained from the aforementioned partial-wave analysis.

Dubovichenko, S. B., E-mail: dubovichenko@mail.ru [V.G. Fessenkov Astrophysical Institute (Kazakhstan)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

470

On interaction of an elastic wall with a Poiseuille type flow  

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We study dynamics of a coupled system consisting of the 3D Navier--Stokes equations which is linearized near a certain Poiseuille type flow in an (unbounded) domain and a classical (possibly nonlinear) elastic plate equation for transversal displacement on a flexible flat part of the boundary. We first show that this problem generates an evolution semigroup $S_t$ on an appropriate phase space. Then under some conditions concerning the underlying (Poiseuille type) flow we prove the existence of a compact finite-dimensional global attractor for this semigroup and also show that $S_t $ is an exponentially stable $C_0$-semigroup of linear operators in the fully linear case. Since we do not assume any kind of mechanical damping in the plate component, this means that dissipation of the energy in the fluid flow due to viscosity is sufficient to stabilize the system.

Igor Chueshov; Iryna Ryzhkova

2012-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

471

Elastic Moduli in Nano-Size Samples of Amorphous Solids: System Size Dependence  

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This Letter is motivated by some recent experiments on pan-cake shaped nano-samples of metallic glass that indicate a decline in the measured shear modulus upon decreasing the sample radius. Similar measurements on crystalline samples of the same dimensions showed a much more modest change. In this Letter we offer a theory of this phenomenon; we argue that such results are generically expected for any amorphous solid, with the main effect being related to the increased contribution of surfaces with respect to bulk when the samples get smaller. We employ exact relations between the shear modulus and the eigenvalues of the system's Hessian matrix to explore the role of surface modes in affecting the elastic moduli.

Yossi Cohen; Itamar Procaccia

2012-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Elevated Temperature Primary Load Design Method Using Pseudo Elastic-Perfectly Plastic Model  

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A new primary load design method for elevated temperature service has been developed. Codification of the procedure in an ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III Code Case is being pursued. The proposed primary load design method is intended to provide the same margins on creep rupture, yielding and creep deformation for a component or structure that are implicit in the allowable stress data. It provides a methodology that does not require stress classification and is also applicable to a full range of temperature above and below the creep regime. Use of elastic-perfectly plastic analysis based on allowable stress with corrections for constraint, steady state stress and creep ductility is described. This approach is intended to ensure that traditional primary stresses are the basis for design, taking into account ductility limits to stress re-distribution and multiaxial rupture criteria.

Carter, Peter [Stress Engineering Services Inc.; Sham, Sam [ORNL; Jetter, Robert I [Consultant

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for neutrino oscillations in the MINOS experiment by using quasi-elastic interactions  

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The enthusiasm of the scientific community for studying oscillations of neutrinos is equaled only by the mass of their detectors. The MINOS experiment determines and compares the near spectrum of muonic neutrinos from the NUMI beam to the far one, in order to measure two oscillation parameters: {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} (2{theta}{sub 23}). The spectra are obtained by analyzing the charged current interactions which difficulty lies in identifying the interactions products (e.g. muons). An alternative method identifying the traces of muons, bent by the magnetic field of the detectors, and determining their energies is presented in this manuscript. The sensitivity of the detectors is optimal for the quasi-elastic interactions, for which a selection method is proposed, to study their oscillation. Even though it reduces the statistics, such a study introduces fewer systematic errors, constituting the ideal method on the long range.

Piteira, Rodolphe; /Paris U., VI-VII

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation, Manipulation, and Elasticity Measurement of a Nanometric Column of Water Molecules  

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Nanometer-sized columns of condensed water molecules are created by an atomic-resolution force microscope operated in ambient conditions. Unusual stepwise decrease of the force gradient associated with the thin water bridge in the tip-substrate gap is observed during its stretch, exhibiting regularity in step heights (~0.5 N/m) and plateau lengths (~1 nm). Such "quantized" elasticity is indicative of the atomic-scale stick-slip at the tip-water interface. A thermodynamic-instability-induced rupture of the water meniscus (5-nm long and 2.6-nm wide) is also found. This work opens a high-resolution study of the structure and the interface dynamics of a nanometric aqueous column.

H. Choe; M. -H. Hong; Y. Seo; K. Lee; G. Kim; Y. Cho; J. Ihm; and W. Jhe

2005-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Extracellular calcium sensing in rat aortic vascular smooth muscle cells  

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Extracellular calcium (Ca2+o) can act as a first messenger in many cell types through a G protein-coupled receptor, calcium-sensing receptor (CaR). It is still debated whether the CaR is expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Here, we report the expression of CaR mRNA and protein in rat aortic VSMCs and show that Ca2+o stimulates proliferation of the cells. The effects of Ca2+o were attenuated by pre-treatment with MAPK kinase 1 (MEK1) inhibitor, as well as an allosteric modulator, NPS 2390. Furthermore, stimulation of the VSMCs with Ca2+o-induced phosphorylation of ERK1/2, but surprisingly did not cause inositol phosphate accumulation. We were not able to conclusively state that the CaR mediates Ca2+o-induced cell proliferation. Rather, an additional calcium-sensing mechanism may exist. Our findings may be of importance with regard to atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease characterized by abnormal proliferation of VSMCs and high local levels of calcium.

Smajilovic, Sanela [Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet (Denmark); Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Cardiac Arrhythmia (DARC), Copenhagen (Denmark); Hansen, Jakob Lerche [Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet (Denmark); Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Cardiac Arrhythmia (DARC), Copenhagen (Denmark); Christoffersen, Tue E.H. [Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet (Denmark); Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Cardiac Arrhythmia (DARC), Copenhagen (Denmark)] (and others)

2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z