Sample records for n2 purged minimal

  1. Purge water management system

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    Cardoso-Neto, Joao E. (North Augusta, SC); Williams, Daniel W. (Aiken, SC)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A purge water management system for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

  2. Purge water management system

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    Cardoso-Neto, J.E.; Williams, D.W.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A purge water management system is described for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

  3. Gas Purge in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Puneet K. Sinha* and Chao-Yang Wang**,z

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    University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA Gas purge intended to minimize residual water of residual water in a PEFC prior to engine shutdown. Minimal residual water ensued by gas purge fur- ther. In this work, we present a physical model describing water removal from a PEFC during gas purge. Various stages

  4. Automated Purge Valve Joseph Edward Farrell, III.

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Automated Purge Valve by Joseph Edward Farrell, III. Bachelor of Science Marine Engineering the undersigned committee hereby approve the attached thesis Automated Purge Valve by Joseph Edward Farrell, III.D. Department Head Department of Marine and Environmental Systems #12;iii Abstract Title: Automated Purge Valve

  5. Selective purge for hydrogenation reactor recycle loop

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    Baker, Richard W. (Palo Alto, CA); Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A. (Union City, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Processes and apparatus for providing improved contaminant removal and hydrogen recovery in hydrogenation reactors, particularly in refineries and petrochemical plants. The improved contaminant removal is achieved by selective purging, by passing gases in the hydrogenation reactor recycle loop or purge stream across membranes selective in favor of the contaminant over hydrogen.

  6. Coal slurry fuel supply and purge system

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    McDowell, Robert E. (Fairview, PA); Basic, Steven L. (Hornell, NY); Smith, Russel M. (North East, PA)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A coal slurry fuel supply and purge system for a locomotive engines is disclosed which includes a slurry recirculation path, a stand-by path for circulating slurry during idle or states of the engine when slurry fuel in not required by the engine, and an engine header fluid path connected to the stand-by path, for supplying and purging slurry fuel to and from fuel injectors. A controller controls the actuation of valves to facilitate supply and purge of slurry to and from the fuel injectors. A method for supplying and purging coal slurry in a compression ignition engine is disclosed which includes controlling fluid flow devices and valves in a plurality of fluid paths to facilitate continuous slurry recirculation and supply and purge of or slurry based on the operating state of the engine.

  7. Well purge and sample apparatus and method

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    Schalla, R.; Smith, R.M.; Hall, S.H.; Smart, J.E.; Gustafson, G.S.

    1995-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention specifically permits purging and/or sampling of a well but only removing, at most, about 25% of the fluid volume compared to conventional methods and, at a minimum, removing none of the fluid volume from the well. The invention is an isolation assembly with a packer, pump and exhaust, that is inserted into the well. The isolation assembly is designed so that only a volume of fluid between the outside diameter of the isolation assembly and the inside diameter of the well over a fluid column height from the bottom of the well to the top of the active portion (lower annulus) is removed. The packer is positioned above the active portion thereby sealing the well and preventing any mixing or contamination of inlet fluid with fluid above the packer. Ports in the wall of the isolation assembly permit purging and sampling of the lower annulus along the height of the active portion. 8 figs.

  8. Well purge and sample apparatus and method

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    Schalla, Ronald (Kennewick, WA); Smith, Ronald M. (Richland, WA); Hall, Stephen H. (Kennewick, WA); Smart, John E. (Richland, WA); Gustafson, Gregg S. (Redmond, WA)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention specifically permits purging and/or sampling of a well but only removing, at most, about 25% of the fluid volume compared to conventional methods and, at a minimum, removing none of the fluid volume from the well. The invention is an isolation assembly with a packer, pump and exhaust, that is inserted into the well. The isolation assembly is designed so that only a volume of fluid between the outside diameter of the isolation assembly and the inside diameter of the well over a fluid column height from the bottom of the well to the top of the active portion (lower annulus) is removed. The packer is positioned above the active portion thereby sealing the well and preventing any mixing or contamination of inlet fluid with fluid above the packer. Ports in the wall of the isolation assembly permit purging and sampling of the lower annulus along the height of the active portion.

  9. Purging the Task Pump on the 800 Cold Probe Occasionally the task pump in the 800 cryobay will not pull a sufficient

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Purging the Task Pump on the 800 Cold Probe Occasionally the task pump in the 800 cryobay will not pull a sufficient vacuum to start the cold probe. When this happens the pump may need to have a N2 panels off the cryobay and place somewhere safe · Make sure the task pump is off. If it is still running

  10. N=2 superconformal nets

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    Sebastiano Carpi; Robin Hillier; Yasuyuki Kawahigashi; Roberto Longo; Feng Xu

    2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We provide an Operator Algebraic approach to N=2 chiral Conformal Field Theory and set up the Noncommutative Geometric framework. Compared to the N=1 case, the structure here is much richer. There are naturally associated nets of spectral triples and the JLO cocycles separate the Ramond sectors. We construct the N=2 superconformal nets of von Neumann algebras in general, classify them in the discrete series cnets with cnet representations.

  11. Fusion rules for N=2 superconformal modules

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    Minoru Wakimoto

    1998-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In this note we calculate the fusion coefficients for minimal series representations of the N=2 superconformal algebra by using a modified Verlinde's formula, and obtain associative and commutative fusion algebras with non-negative integral fusion coefficients at each level. Some references are added.

  12. ATR/OTR-SY Tank Camera Purge System and in Tank Color Video Imaging System

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    Werry, S.M.

    1995-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This procedure will document the satisfactory operation of the 101-SY tank Camera Purge System (CPS) and 101-SY in tank Color Camera Video Imaging System (CCVIS). Included in the CPRS is the nitrogen purging system safety interlock which shuts down all the color video imaging system electronics within the 101-SY tank vapor space during loss of nitrogen purge pressure.

  13. Purged window apparatus. [On-line spectroscopic analysis of gas flow systems

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    Ballard, E.O.

    1982-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A purged window apparatus is described which utilizes tangentially injected heated purge gases in the vicinity of electromagnetic radiation transmitting windows and a tapered external mounting tube to accelerate these gases to provide a vortex flow on the window surface and a turbulent flow throughout the mounting tube thereby preventing backstreaming of flowing gases under investigation in a chamber to which a plurality of similar purged apparatus is attached with the consequent result that spectroscopic analyses can be undertaken for lengthy periods without the necessity of interrupting the flow for cleaning or replacing the windows due to contamination.

  14. Purge gas protected transportable pressurized fuel cell modules and their operation in a power plant

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    Zafred, Paolo R. (Pittsburgh, PA); Dederer, Jeffrey T. (Valencia, PA); Gillett, James E. (Greensburg, PA); Basel, Richard A. (Plub Borough, PA); Antenucci, Annette B. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fuel cell generator apparatus and method of its operation involves: passing pressurized oxidant gas, (O) and pressurized fuel gas, (F), into fuel cell modules, (10 and 12), containing fuel cells, where the modules are each enclosed by a module housing (18), surrounded by an axially elongated pressure vessel (64), where there is a purge gas volume, (62), between the module housing and pressure vessel; passing pressurized purge gas, (P), through the purge gas volume, (62), to dilute any unreacted fuel gas from the modules; and passing exhaust gas, (82), and circulated purge gas and any unreacted fuel gas out of the pressure vessel; where the fuel cell generator apparatus is transpatable when the pressure vessel (64) is horizontally disposed, providing a low center of gravity.

  15. Purge gas protected transportable pressurized fuel cell modules and their operation in a power plant

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    Zafred, P.R.; Dederer, J.T.; Gillett, J.E.; Basel, R.A.; Antenucci, A.B.

    1996-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A fuel cell generator apparatus and method of its operation involves: passing pressurized oxidant gas and pressurized fuel gas into modules containing fuel cells, where the modules are each enclosed by a module housing surrounded by an axially elongated pressure vessel, and where there is a purge gas volume between the module housing and pressure vessel; passing pressurized purge gas through the purge gas volume to dilute any unreacted fuel gas from the modules; and passing exhaust gas and circulated purge gas and any unreacted fuel gas out of the pressure vessel; where the fuel cell generator apparatus is transportable when the pressure vessel is horizontally disposed, providing a low center of gravity. 11 figs.

  16. N=2 Quantum String Scattering

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    Gordon Chalmers; Olaf Lechtenfeld; Bernd Niemeyer

    2000-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the genus-one three- and four-point amplitudes in the 2+2 dimensional closed N=(2,2) worldsheet supersymmetric string within the RNS formulation. Vertex operators are redefined with the incorporation of spinor helicity techniques, and the quantum scattering is shown to be manifestly gauge and Lorentz invariant after normalizing the string states. The continuous spin structure summation over the monodromies of the worldsheet fermions is carried out explicitly, and the field-theory limit is extracted. The amplitude in this limit is shown to be the maximally helicity violating amplitude in pure gravity evaluated in a two-dimensional setting, which vanishes, unlike the four-dimensional result. The vanishing of the genus-one N=2 closed string amplitude is related to the absence of one-loop divergences in dimensionally regulated IIB supergravity. Comparisons and contrasts between self-dual field theory and the N=2 string theory are made at the quantum level; they have different S-matrices. Finally, we point to further relations with self-dual field theory and two-dimensional models.

  17. Deglacial radiocarbon history of tropical Atlantic thermocline waters: absence of CO2 reservoir purging signal

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    deMenocal, Peter B.

    purging signal Caroline Cléroux a,*, Peter deMenocal a , Thomas Guilderson b,c a Lamont-Doherty Earth of the atmospheric CO2 increase during the Glacial to Holocene climate transition requires the outgassing of a deep production changes alone (Hughen et al., 2006). These two steps in atmospheric CO2 and radiocarbon anomalies

  18. N=2 supersymmetric Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator

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    Masterov, Ivan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct an N=2 supersymmetric extension of the Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator for distinct frequencies of oscillation. A link to a set of decoupled N=2 supersymmetric harmonic oscillators with alternating sign in the Hamiltonian is introduced. Symmetries of the model are discussed in detail. The investigation of a quantum counterpart of the constructed model shows that the corresponding Fock space contains negative norm states and the energy spectrum of the system is unbounded from below.

  19. N=2 supersymmetric Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator

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    Ivan Masterov

    2015-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct an N=2 supersymmetric extension of the Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator for distinct frequencies of oscillation. A link to a set of decoupled N=2 supersymmetric harmonic oscillators with alternating sign in the Hamiltonian is introduced. Symmetries of the model are discussed in detail. The investigation of a quantum counterpart of the constructed model shows that the corresponding Fock space contains negative norm states and the energy spectrum of the system is unbounded from below.

  20. Cryogenic system with GM cryocooler for krypton, xenon separation from hydrogen-helium purge gas

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    Chu, X. X.; Zhang, D. X.; Qian, Y.; Liu, W. [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800 (China); Zhang, M. M.; Xu, D. [Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China)

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In the thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR), fission products such as krypton, xenon and tritium will be produced continuously in the process of nuclear fission reaction. A cryogenic system with a two stage GM cryocooler was designed to separate Kr, Xe, and H{sub 2} from helium purge gas. The temperatures of two stage heat exchanger condensation tanks were maintained at about 38 K and 4.5 K, respectively. The main fluid parameters of heat transfer were confirmed, and the structural heat exchanger equipment and cold box were designed. Designed concentrations after cryogenic separation of Kr, Xe and H{sub 2} in helium recycle gas are less than 1 ppb.

  1. Critical phenomena in N=2* plasma

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    A. Buchel; C. Pagnutti

    2010-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We use gauge theory/string theory correspondence to study finite temperature critical behaviour of mass deformed N=4 SU(N) supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory at strong coupling, also known as N=2* gauge theory. For certain range of the mass parameters, N=2* plasma undergoes a second-order phase transition. We compute all the static critical exponents of the model and demonstrate that the transition is of the mean-field theory type. We show that the dynamical critical exponent of the model is z=0, with multiple hydrodynamic relaxation rates at criticality. We point out that the dynamical critical phenomena in N=2* plasma is outside the dynamical universality classes established by Hohenberg and Halperin.

  2. The ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal bootstrap

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    Christopher Beem; Madalena Lemos; Pedro Liendo; Leonardo Rastelli; Balt C. van Rees

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we initiate the conformal bootstrap program for ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal field theories in four dimensions. We promote an abstract operator-algebraic viewpoint in order to unify the description of Lagrangian and non-Lagrangian theories, and formulate various conjectures concerning the landscape of theories. We analyze in detail the four-point functions of flavor symmetry current multiplets and of ${\\mathcal N}=2$ chiral operators. For both correlation functions we review the solution of the superconformal Ward identities and describe their superconformal block decompositions. This provides the foundation for an extensive numerical analysis discussed in the second half of the paper. We find a large number of constraints for operator dimensions, OPE coefficients, and central charges that must hold for any ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal field theory.

  3. The ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal bootstrap

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    Beem, Christopher; Liendo, Pedro; Rastelli, Leonardo; van Rees, Balt C

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we initiate the conformal bootstrap program for ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal field theories in four dimensions. We promote an abstract operator-algebraic viewpoint in order to unify the description of Lagrangian and non-Lagrangian theories, and formulate various conjectures concerning the landscape of theories. We analyze in detail the four-point functions of flavor symmetry current multiplets and of ${\\mathcal N}=2$ chiral operators. For both correlation functions we review the solution of the superconformal Ward identities and describe their superconformal block decompositions. This provides the foundation for an extensive numerical analysis discussed in the second half of the paper. We find a large number of constraints for operator dimensions, OPE coefficients, and central charges that must hold for any ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal field theory.

  4. Characterization of BCl3/N-2 plasmas

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    Sia, S. F.

    2003-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    measured with a DekTak surface a! Electronic mail: nordhed@ku.edu Characterization of BCl 3 N 2 plasmas Karen J. Nordheden a) and Joanne F. Sia Plasma Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical and Lawrence, Kansas 66045 ~Received 25 April 2003; accepted...

  5. Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project Cask and MCO Helium Purge System Design Review Completion Report Project A.5 and A.6

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    ARD, K.E.

    2000-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results of the design verification performed on the Cask and Multiple Canister Over-pack (MCO) Helium Purge System. The helium purge system is part of the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project Cask Loadout System (CLS) at 100K area. The design verification employed the ''Independent Review Method'' in accordance with Administrative Procedure (AP) EN-6-027-01.

  6. Parameterization of GDL Liquid Water Front Propagation and Channel Accumulation for Anode Purge Scheduling in Fuel Cells

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    Parameterization of GDL Liquid Water Front Propagation and Channel Accumulation for Anode Purge, and (2) accumulation and transport of liquid water in the Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) originally presented experimentally iden- tified parameter to match the rate of liquid water accumulation in the anode channel

  7. Spent nuclear fuel project cold vacuum drying facility vacuum and purge system design description

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    IRWIN, J.J.

    1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides the System Design Description (SDD) for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF) Vacuum and Purge System (VPS) . The SDD was developed in conjunction with HNF-SD-SNF-SAR-O02, Safety Analysis Report for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Phase 2, Supporting Installation of Processing Systems (Garvin 1998), The HNF-SD-SNF-DRD-002, 1998, Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Design Requirements, and the CVDF Design Summary Report. The SDD contains general descriptions of the VPS equipment, the system functions, requirements and interfaces. The SDD provides references for design and fabrication details, operation sequences and maintenance. This SDD has been developed for the SNFP Operations Organization and shall be updated, expanded, and revised in accordance with future design, construction and startup phases of the CVDF until the CVDF final ORR is approved.

  8. PLANE-LIKE MINIMAL SURFACES IN PERIODIC MEDIA WITH ...

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    SIAM (#1) 1035 2001 Apr 10 12:32:38

    2004-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Key words. minimal surfaces, sets of finite perimeter, homogenization, .... troduce a particular example, and we perform several explicit computations in search .... E minimizes area outside the exclusions, it follows from Lemma A.5 that if x ? K ...... It is an easy exercise to check that, for n = 2, minimizers must enter the...

  9. TECHNICAL REPORTS Continuous measurement of soil N2

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    Minnesota, University of

    TECHNICAL REPORTS 606 Continuous measurement of soil N2 O emissions is needed to constrain N2 O constraint on estimates of N loss to the atmosphere and N2 O emission factors. Approximately 95% of soil N2 O simple methodology, and require no electrical power. However, manual sampling usually provides a low

  10. Bulk viscosity of N=2* plasma

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    Alex Buchel; Chris Pagnutti

    2009-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We use gauge theory/string theory correspondence to study the bulk viscosity of strongly coupled, mass deformed SU(N_c) N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma, also known as N=2^* gauge theory. For a wide range of masses we confirm the bulk viscosity bound proposed in arXiv:0708.3459. For a certain choice of masses, the theory undergoes a phase transition with divergent specific heat c_V ~ |1-T_c/T|^(-1/2). We show that, although bulk viscosity rapidly grows as T -> T_c, it remains finite in the vicinity of the critical point.

  11. N2Solar | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup |JilinLu anMicrogreenMoon LakeMountainMunicipalRenewable EnergyN2Solar

  12. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a New Technology for Extraction of Insoluble Impurities from Nuclear Power Plant Steam Generators with Purge Water

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    Bud'ko, I. O. [JSC NIITsE 'Tsentrenergo' (Russian Federation)] [JSC NIITsE 'Tsentrenergo' (Russian Federation); Zhukov, A. G. [Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian Federation)] [Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian Federation)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental technology for the removal of insoluble impurities from a horizontal steam generator with purge water during planned shutdowns of the power generating unit is improved through a more representative determination of the concentration of impurities in the purge water ahead of the water cleanup facility and a more precise effective time for the duration of the purge process. Tests with the improved technique at power generating unit No. 1 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant show that the efficiency with which insoluble impurities are removed from the steam generator volume was more than two orders of magnitude greater than under the standard regulations.

  13. Lean NOx Trap Regeneration Selectivity Towards N2O -- Similarities...

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    Regeneration Selectivity Towards N2O -- Similarities and Differences Between H2, CO and C3H6 Reductants Lean NOx Trap Regeneration Selectivity Towards N2O -- Similarities and...

  14. 2, 779827, 2005 Inventories of N2O

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BGD 2, 779­827, 2005 Inventories of N2O and NO emissions from European forest soils M. Kesik et al Biogeosciences Discussions is the access reviewed discussion forum of Biogeosciences Inventories of N2O Inventories of N2O and NO emissions from European forest soils M. Kesik et al. Title Page Abstract

  15. N=2 Superfields and the M-Fivebrane

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    N. D. Lambert; P. C. West

    1998-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we provide a manifestly N=2 supersymmetric formulation of the M-fivebrane in the presence of threebrane solitons. The superspace form of four-dimensional effective equations for the threebranes are readily obtained and yield the complete Seiberg-Witten equations of motion for N=2 super-Yang-Mills. A particularly simple derivation is given by introducing an N=2 superfield generalisation of the Seiberg-Witten differential.

  16. N=2 quiver gauge theories on A-type ALE spaces

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    Ugo Bruzzo; Francesco Sala; Richard J. Szabo

    2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We survey and compare recent approaches to the computation of the partition functions and correlators of chiral BPS observables in $\\mathcal{N}=2$ gauge theories on ALE spaces based on quiver varieties and the minimal resolution $X_k$ of the $A_{k-1}$ toric singularity $\\mathbb{C}^2/\\mathbb{Z}_k$, in light of their recently conjectured duality with two-dimensional coset conformal field theories. We review and elucidate the rigorous constructions of gauge theories for a particular family of ALE spaces, using their relation to the cohomology of moduli spaces of framed torsion free sheaves on a suitable orbifold compactification of $X_k$. We extend these computations to generic $\\mathcal{N}=2$ superconformal quiver gauge theories, obtaining in these instances new constraints on fractional instanton charges, a rigorous proof of the Nekrasov master formula, and new quantizations of Hitchin systems based on the underlying Seiberg-Witten geometry.

  17. Unexpected Nondissociative Binding of N2O on Oxygen Vacancies...

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    Nondissociative Binding of N2O on Oxygen Vacancies on a Rutile TiO2(110)-11 . Unexpected Nondissociative Binding of N2O on Oxygen Vacancies on a Rutile TiO2(110)-11 ....

  18. Higgs branch localization of 3d N=2 theories

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    Masashi Fujitsuka; Masazumi Honda; Yutaka Yoshida

    2014-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We study N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories on squashed 3-sphere and S^1xS^2. Recent studies have shown that the partition functions in a class of N=2 theories have factorized forms in terms of vortex and anti-vortex partition functions by explicitly evaluating matrix integrals obtained from Coulomb branch localization. We directly derive this structure by performing Higgs branch localization. It turns out that more general N=2 theories have this factorization property. We also discuss the factorization of supersymmetric Wilson loop.

  19. Introduction Minimal Fusion Systems

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    Thévenaz, Jacques

    Introduction Minimal Fusion Systems Maximal Parabolics Results Minimal Fusion Systems Ellen Henke University of Birmingham Ellen Henke Minimal Fusion Systems #12;Introduction Minimal Fusion Systems Maximal Parabolics Results Contents 1 Introduction 2 Minimal Fusion Systems 3 Maximal Parabolics 4 Results Ellen

  20. Holography for N = 2[superscript *] on S[superscript 4

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    Bobev, Nikolay

    We find the gravity dual of N = 2[superscript *] super-Yang-Mills theory on S [superscript 4] and use holography to calculate the universal contribution to the corresponding S [superscript 4] free energy at large N and ...

  1. K-311-1/K-310-3 Purge Cascade Process Description, Oak Ridge Environmental Management Accelerated Cleanup Project, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    Shoemaker J.E.

    2009-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    K-311-1 was constructed along with the rest of the K-25 Building in the 1943-1945 timeframe. K-311-1 was equipped with Size 3 converters and Size 38 Allis Chalmers{trademark} single-stage centrifugal compressors driven by 3600 rpm electric motors, and the unit operated as the 'bottom' unit flow-wise in K-25. The depleted flow from the bottom stage in K-311-1 passed through booster compressors and flowed to the K-601 Building where the depleted or 'tails' material was removed. In 1948, after the K-27 Building was completed, the decision was made to operate K-27 and K-25 in series rather than operate the two buildings as separate entities. To facilitate this operation, concrete bases were poured and two sets of booster compressors were installed in the extreme West end of the K-311-1 cell floor. These compressors were enclosed in heated housings and consisted of Size 38 compressors. One pair was to boost the 'B' flow between K-25 and K-27, and one pair was to boost the 'A' flow between the buildings. Each station operated with one compressor on-stream and the other in standby. (Reference 9) Each station also was equipped with a Size 2 after-cooler located in the discharge stream downstream of the junction of the onstream and standby compressors. Additional gaseous diffusion capacity was added at Oak Ridge as K-29, K-31, and K-33 were constructed and placed in service in the early 1950s. As a result of the additional process equipment added by these buildings, in-leakage of light gases to the cascade including light gases introduced into the cascade as a result of purging operations threatened to exceed the capacity of the existing K-312 Purge Cascade facilities in the K-25 Building. As a result, in 1954 K-311-1 was converted to a side purge cascade to remove light gases from the process gas stream as the stream entered K-25 from K-27. Low molecular weight gas in-leakage in K-33, K-31, K-29, and K-27 was removed by the K-311-1 Side Purge Facility and a relatively pure stream of UF6 then passed from K-311-1 into the upstream cells in K-25. In-leakage of light gases in the K-25 Building continued to be removed by the K-312 Purge Facilities. K-311-1 operated as a Side Purge Cascade from 1954 until the K-25 Building was shut down in 1964; at that time K-311-1 became the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP) Top (and only) Purge Cascade. The adjacent K-310-3 Unit was operated along with K-311-1 as the top purge cascade and K-310-2 was also operated at times to supplement cells in the K311-1/K-310-3 Purge Cascade. K-311-1 was shut down on February 14, 1977, after the newer, larger capacity K-402-9 Purge Cascade was placed in operation. K-310-3 continued to operate until the K-402-8 Coolant Removal Unit was placed in service, and K-310-3 was shut down on March 14, 1978. Since the K-311-1 and K-310-3 units continued to operate after K-25 shutdown, removal of equipment such as valves and piping for other projects did not occur in this area. As a result, these two units have not been exposed to atmospheric wet air over the years as much of the remainder of K-25 has been exposed. Any deposits or residual gases contained in K-311-1 or K-310-3 are not likely to be fully hydrolyzed.

  2. Self-Dual Supergravity from N = 2 Strings

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    de Boer, J.; Skenderis, K.

    1997-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A new heterotic N = 2 string with manifest target space supersymmetry is constructed by combining a conventional N = 2 string in the right-moving sector and a Green-Schwarz-Berkovits type string in the left-moving sector. The corresponding sigma model is then obtained by turning on background fields for the massless excitations. We compute the beta functions and we partially check the OPE's of the superconformal algebra perturbatively in {alpha}{prime}, all in superspace. The resulting field equations describe N = 1 self-dual supergravity.

  3. N2-associated surface warming on early Mars

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    von Paris, P; Rauer, H; Stock, J W

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Early Mars may have had a warmer and denser atmosphere allowing for the presence of liquid water on the surface. However, climate model studies have not been able to reproduce these conditions even with a CO2 atmosphere of several bars. Recent 3D simulations of the early Mars climate show that mean surface temperatures only slightly below 273K could be reached locally. We want to investigate the effect of increased partial pressures of N2 on early Mars' surface temperature by including pressure broadening of absorption lines and collision-induced N2-N2 absorption. A 1D radiative-convective cloud-free atmospheric model was used to calculate temperature profiles and surface conditions. We performed a parameter study varying the N2 partial pressures from 0 to 0.5bar at CO2 partial pressures between 0.02bar and 3bar. These values are consistent with existing estimates of the initial, pre-Noachian reservoir. Solar insolation was set to be consistent with the late Noachian. Our 1D global mean simulations clearly sh...

  4. Ris-PhD-14(EN) Production of N2O in grass-clover pastures

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    source of the strong greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), and in soil N2O is mainly produced by nitrifying that only 3.2 0.5 ppm of the recently fixed N2 was emitted as N2O on a daily basis. Thus, recently fixed N.3 N2O emission from grassland 13 1.4 N2O formation in urine patches 14 1.5 Greenhouse gas inventories

  5. Unique Thylakoid Membrane Architecture of aUnicellular N2-Fixing...

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    Unique Thylakoid Membrane Architecture of aUnicellular N2-Fixing Cyanobacterium Revealedby Electron Tomography. Unique Thylakoid Membrane Architecture of aUnicellular N2-Fixing...

  6. Photodesorption of ices I: CO, N2 and CO2

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    Karin I. Oberg; Ewine F. van Dishoeck; Harold Linnartz

    2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A longstanding problem in astrochemistry is how molecules can be maintained in the gas phase in dense inter- and circumstellar regions. Photodesorption is a non-thermal desorption mechanism, which may explain the small amounts of observed cold gas in cloud cores and disk mid-planes. This paper aims to determine the UV photodesorption yields and to constrain the photodesorption mechanisms of three astrochemically relevant ices: CO, N2 and CO2. In addition, the possibility of co-desorption in mixed and layered CO:N2 ices is explored. The ice photodesorption is studied experimentally under ultra high vacuum conditions and at 15-60 K using a hydrogen discharge lamp (7-10.5 eV). The ice desorption during irradiation is monitored by reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy of the ice and simultaneous mass spectrometry of the desorbed molecules. Both the UV photodesorption yields per incident photon and the photodesorption mechanisms are molecule specific. CO photodesorbs without dissociation from the surface layer of the ice. N2, which lacks an electronic transition in this wavelength range, has a photodesorption yield that is more than an order of magnitude lower. This yield increases significantly due to co-desorption when N2 is mixed in with or layered on top of CO ice. CO2 photodesorbs through dissociation and subsequent recombination from the top 10 layers of the ice. At low temperatures (15-18 K) the derived photodesorption yields are 2.7x10^-3 and CO2 photodesorption yield is 1.2x10^-3x(1-e^(-X/2.9)) + 1.1x10^-3x(1-e^(-X/4.6)) molecules photon-1, where X is the ice thickness in monolayers and the two parts of the expression represent a CO2 and CO photodesorption pathway.

  7. Nonlocality from N>2 independent single-photon emitters

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    Thiel, C.; Wiegner, R.; Zanthier, J. von [Institut fuer Optik, Information und Photonik, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Agarwal, G. S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3072 (United States)

    2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate that intensity correlations of second order in the fluorescence light of N>2 single-photon emitters may violate locality while the visibility of the signal remains below 1/{radical}(2){approx_equal}71%. For this, we derive a homogeneous Bell-Wigner-type inequality, which can be applied to a broad class of experimental setups. We trace the violation of this inequality back to path entanglement created by the process of detection.

  8. Minimize Boiler Blowdown

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This revised ITP tip sheet on minimizing boiler blowdown provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

  9. Transpiration purged optical probe

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    2004-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    An optical apparatus for clearly viewing the interior of a containment vessel by applying a transpiration fluid to a volume directly in front of the external surface of the optical element of the optical apparatus. The fluid is provided by an external source and transported by means of an annular tube to a capped end region where the inner tube is perforated. The perforation allows the fluid to stream axially towards the center of the inner tube and then axially away from an optical element which is positioned in the inner tube just prior to the porous sleeve. This arrangement draws any contaminants away from the optical element keeping it free of contaminants. In one of several embodiments, the optical element can be a lens, a viewing port or a laser, and the external source can provide a transpiration fluid having either steady properties or time varying properties.

  10. A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst Covalently Attached...

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    A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst Covalently Attached to a Glassy Carbon Electrode: Preparation, Characterization, A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst...

  11. Accurate dipole polarizabilities for water clusters n=2-12 at...

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    dipole polarizabilities for water clusters n2-12 at the coupled-cluster level of theory and benchmarking of various Accurate dipole polarizabilities for water clusters n2-12 at...

  12. Offsetting the radiative benefit of ocean iron fertilization by enhancing N2O emissions

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    Gruber, Nicolas

    from the atmospheric CO2 reduction significantly, because N2O is a much more powerful greenhouse gas

  13. Global distribution of N2O emissions from aquatic systems: natural emissions and anthropogenic eects

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    Seitzinger, Sybil

    Global distribution of N2O emissions from aquatic systems: natural emissions and anthropogenic, are increasing due to human activities. Our analysis suggests that a third of global anthropogenic N2O emission the remainder. Over 80% of aquatic anthropogenic N2O emissions are from the Northern Hemisphere mid

  14. Structure and critical function of Fe and acid sites in Fe-ZSM-5 in propane oxidative dehydrogenation with N2O and N2O decomposition

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    Sklenak, Stepan

    Structure and critical function of Fe and acid sites in Fe-ZSM-5 in propane oxidative species Steamed Fe-zeolites Mssbauer spectroscopy UVVis FTIR H2-TPR N2O decomposition Propane oxidative of propane to propene with N2O. The evacuated non-steamed FeH-ZSM-5 contained high concentration of Brnsted

  15. N=2 cascade revisited and the enhancon bearings

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    Benini, Francesco [Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); SISSA and INFN-Sezione di Trieste Via Beirut 2, I 34014 Trieste (Italy); Bertolini, Matteo [SISSA and INFN-Sezione di Trieste Via Beirut 2, I 34014 Trieste (Italy); Closset, Cyril [Physique Theorique et Mathematique and International Solvay Institutes, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, C.P. 231, 1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Cremonesi, Stefano [SISSA and INFN-Sezione di Trieste Via Beirut 2, I 34014 Trieste (Italy); Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv 69978 (Israel)

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Supergravity backgrounds with varying fluxes generated by fractional branes at nonisolated Calabi-Yau singularities had escaped a precise dual field theory interpretation so far. In the present work, considering the prototypical example of such models, the CxC{sup 2}/Z{sub 2} orbifold, we propose a solution for this problem, and show that the known cascading solution corresponds to a vacuum on the Coulomb branch of the corresponding quiver gauge theory involving a sequence of strong coupling transitions reminiscent of the baryonic root of N=2 supersymmetric quantum chromodynamics . We also find a slight modification of this cascading vacuum which upon mass deformation is expected to flow to the Klebanov-Strassler cascade. Finally, we discuss an infinite class of vacua on the Coulomb branch whose renormalization group flows include infinitely coupled conformal regimes, and explain their gravitational manifestation in terms of new geometric structures that we dub enhancon bearings. Repulson-free backgrounds dual to all the vacua we analyze are explicitly provided.

  16. Hairy black holes in N=2 gauged supergravity

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    Faedo, Federico; Nozawa, Masato

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct black holes with scalar hair in a wide class of four-dimensional N=2 Fayet-Iliopoulos gauged supergravity theories that are characterized by a prepotential containing one free parameter. Considering the truncated model in which only a single real scalar survives, the theory is reduced to an Einstein-scalar system with a potential, which admits at most two AdS critical points and is expressed in terms of a real superpotential. Our solution is static, admits maximally symmetric horizons, asymptotically tends to AdS space corresponding to an extremum of the superpotential, but is disconnected from the Schwarzschild-AdS family. The condition under which the spacetime admits an event horizon is addressed for each horizon topology. It turns out that for hyperbolic horizons the black holes can be extremal. In this case, the near-horizon geometry is AdS_2 x H^2, where the scalar goes to the other, non-supersymmetric, critical point of the potential. Our solution displays fall-off behaviours different fro...

  17. Hairy black holes in N=2 gauged supergravity

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    Federico Faedo; Dietmar Klemm; Masato Nozawa

    2015-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct black holes with scalar hair in a wide class of four-dimensional N=2 Fayet-Iliopoulos gauged supergravity theories that are characterized by a prepotential containing one free parameter. Considering the truncated model in which only a single real scalar survives, the theory is reduced to an Einstein-scalar system with a potential, which admits at most two AdS critical points and is expressed in terms of a real superpotential. Our solution is static, admits maximally symmetric horizons, asymptotically tends to AdS space corresponding to an extremum of the superpotential, but is disconnected from the Schwarzschild-AdS family. The condition under which the spacetime admits an event horizon is addressed for each horizon topology. It turns out that for hyperbolic horizons the black holes can be extremal. In this case, the near-horizon geometry is AdS_2 x H^2, where the scalar goes to the other, non-supersymmetric, critical point of the potential. Our solution displays fall-off behaviours different from the standard one, due to the fact that the mass parameter $m^2=-2/\\ell^2$ at the supersymmetric vacuum lies in a characteristic range $m^2_{BF}\\le m^2\\le m^2_{\\rm BF}+\\ell^{-2}$ for which the slowly decaying scalar field is also normalizable. Nevertheless, we identify a well-defined mass for our spacetime, following the prescription of Hertog and Maeda. Quite remarkably, the product of all horizon areas is not given in terms of the asymptotic cosmological constant alone, as one would expect in absence of electromagnetic charges and angular momentum. Our solution shows qualitatively the same thermodynamic behaviour as the Schwarzschild-AdS black hole, but the entropy is always smaller for a given mass and AdS curvature radius. We also find that our spherical black holes are unstable against radial perturbations.

  18. Free Boundaries and Minimal Surfaces

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    2015-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Freeboundariesariseastheinterfacebetweenmaterialsinwhichthematerialsretain some energy. In contrast, the interface represented by a minimal surface lives in.

  19. Kazama-Suzuki Models of N=2 Superconformal Field Theory and Manin triples

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    S. E. Parkhomenko

    2014-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Kazama-Suzuki coset models is an interesting class of N=2 supersymmetric models of conformal field theory which are used to build realistic models of superstring in 4 dimensions. We formulate Kazama-Suzuki construction of N=2 superconformal coset models using more general language of Manin triples and represent the corresponding N=2 Virasoro superalgebra currents in explicit form. A correspondence between the Kazama-Suzuki models and Poisson homogeneous spaces is established also.

  20. The inverse conductivity problem with power densities in dimension n2

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    Franois Monard, Guillaume Bal

    2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 19, 2012 ... The inverse conductivity problem with power densities in dimension n ? 2. Franois Monard Guillaume Bal. Dept. of Applied Physics and...

  1. Generalised CP and $\\Delta (6n^2)$ Family Symmetry in Semi-Direct Models of Leptons

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    Ding, Gui-Jun; Neder, Thomas

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a detailed analysis of $\\Delta (6n^2)$ family symmetry combined with a generalised CP symmetry in the lepton sector, breaking to different remnant symmetries $G_{\

  2. The ZOOM minimization package

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    Fischler, Mark S.; Sachs, D.; /Fermilab

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new object-oriented Minimization package is available for distribution in the same manner as CLHEP. This package, designed for use in HEP applications, has all the capabilities of Minuit, but is a re-write from scratch, adhering to modern C++ design principles. A primary goal of this package is extensibility in several directions, so that its capabilities can be kept fresh with as little maintenance effort as possible. This package is distinguished by the priority that was assigned to C++ design issues, and the focus on producing an extensible system that will resist becoming obsolete.

  3. Minimally refined biomass fuel

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    Pearson, Richard K. (Pleasanton, CA); Hirschfeld, Tomas B. (Livermore, CA)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A minimally refined fluid composition, suitable as a fuel mixture and derived from biomass material, is comprised of one or more water-soluble carbohydrates such as sucrose, one or more alcohols having less than four carbons, and water. The carbohydrate provides the fuel source; water solubilizes the carbohydrates; and the alcohol aids in the combustion of the carbohydrate and reduces the vicosity of the carbohydrate/water solution. Because less energy is required to obtain the carbohydrate from the raw biomass than alcohol, an overall energy savings is realized compared to fuels employing alcohol as the primary fuel.

  4. RESEARCH ARTICLE Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, and N2O) from several

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, and N2O) from several perialpine and alpine hydropower reservoirs by diffusion and loss in turbines T. Diem S. Koch S. Schwarzenbach B. Wehrli C investigated greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, and N2O) from reservoirs located across an altitude gradient

  5. 15N2 formation and fast oxygen isotope exchange during pulsed...

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    N2 formation and fast oxygen isotope exchange during pulsed 15N18O exposure of MnOxCeO2. 15N2 formation and fast oxygen isotope exchange during pulsed 15N18O exposure of MnOx...

  6. Minimization of Fractional Power Densities

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    Minimization of Fractional Power Densities. Robert Hardt, Rice University. Abstract: A k dimensional rectifiable current is given by an oriented k dimensional

  7. ENERGY-MINIMIZING NEMATIC ELASTOMERS

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    ABSTRACT. We prove weak lower semicontinuity and existence of energy- minimizers for a free energy describing stable deformations and the correspond.

  8. ENERGY-MINIMIZING INCOMPRESSIBLE NEMATIC ...

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    2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We prove weak lower semi-continuity and existence of energy-minimizers for a free energy describing stable deformations and the corresponding director...

  9. Selective Catalytic Oxidation (SCO) of NH3 to N2 for Hot Exhaust...

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    Oxidation (SCO) of NH3 to N2 for Hot Exhaust Treatment Investigation of a series of transition metal oxides and precious metal based catalysts for ammonia selective oxidation at...

  10. Classical M-Fivebrane Dynamics and Quantum N=2 Yang-Mills

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    P. S. Howe; N. D. Lambert; P. C. West

    1997-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtain the complete quantum Seiberg-Witten effective action for N=2 supersymmetric SU(N) Yang-Mills theory from the classical M-fivebrane equations of motion with N threebranes moving in its worldvolume.

  11. The development of N2S2 metal complexes as bidentate ligands for organometallic chemistry

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    Rampersad, Marilyn Vena

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Where Noted, for the Carbonyl Carbons in [(NiN2S2)W(CO)4] Complexes with the CO Designations.............................................................................................54 III-5. Half-Wave and Anodic Potentials for Reductions.... Stick drawings illustrating a) mutual buckling of the NiN2S2 ligand and Pd(C(O)CH3(Cl) unit at the sulfur hinges and b) carbonyl acetyl bond rotation...

  12. Guidelines for mixed waste minimization

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    Owens, C.

    1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently, there is no commercial mixed waste disposal available in the United States. Storage and treatment for commercial mixed waste is limited. Host States and compacts region officials are encouraging their mixed waste generators to minimize their mixed wastes because of management limitations. This document provides a guide to mixed waste minimization.

  13. Waste minimization handbook, Volume 1

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    Boing, L.E.; Coffey, M.J.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical guide presents various methods used by industry to minimize low-level radioactive waste (LLW) generated during decommissioning and decontamination (D and D) activities. Such activities generate significant amounts of LLW during their operations. Waste minimization refers to any measure, procedure, or technique that reduces the amount of waste generated during a specific operation or project. Preventive waste minimization techniques implemented when a project is initiated can significantly reduce waste. Techniques implemented during decontamination activities reduce the cost of decommissioning. The application of waste minimization techniques is not limited to D and D activities; it is also useful during any phase of a facility`s life cycle. This compendium will be supplemented with a second volume of abstracts of hundreds of papers related to minimizing low-level nuclear waste. This second volume is expected to be released in late 1996.

  14. Atmospheric O2//N2 changes, 19932002: Implications for the partitioning of fossil fuel CO2 sequestration

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    Ho, David

    Atmospheric O2//N2 changes, 1993­­2002: Implications for the partitioning of fossil fuel CO2. Cassar (2005), Atmospheric O2/N2 changes, 1993­2002: Implications for the partitioning of fossil fuel CO2. The O2/N2 ratio of air is falling because combustion of fossil fuel and biomass both con- sume O2

  15. Gauge/Gravity Duality, Green Functions of N=2 SYM and Radial/Energy-Scale Relation

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    Xiao-Jun Wang; Seng Hu

    2002-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider supergravity configuration of D5 branes wrapped on supersymmetric 2-cycles and use it to calculate one-point and two-point Green functions of some special operators in N=2 super Yang-Mills theory. We show that Green functions obtained from supergravity include two very different parts. One of them corresponds to perturbative results of quantum field theory, and another is a non-perturbative effect which corresponds to contribution from instantons with fractional charge. Comparing Green functions obtained from supergravity and gauge theory, we obtain radial/energy-scale relation for this gauge/gravity correspondence with N=2 supersymmetry. This relation leads right beta-function of N=2 SYM from supergravity configuration.

  16. What can topology changes in the oddball N2 reveal about underlying processes?

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    Nieuwenhuis, Sander

    of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Correspondence to Christopher M. Warren, MSc, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Courier: Room A234, Cornett Building, PO BOX 3050, STN CSC, Victoria, BC 18 July 2011 accepted 7 August 2011 The N2 is a negative deflection in the human event- related brain

  17. Shock-Tube Study of Methane Ignition with NO2 and N2O

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    Pemelton, John

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    . The experimental pressure range was 1 - 44 atm and the temperature range tested was 1177 2095 K. The additives NO2 and N2O were added in concentrations from 831 ppm to 3539 ppm. The results of the mixtures with NO2 have a reduction in ignition delay time across...

  18. Temperature Dependence of Scott Thermomagnetic Torque in N2, Ch4, and Hd

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    Adair, Thomas W.

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    curve'which has a maxi- mum value at a field-to-pressure .ratio (P/P) ~. The temperature dependence of (JI/P) ~ for N2 and CH4 has been measured, and from these data the value for the optimum ratio of preces- sion frequency to collision frequency...

  19. Exact beta-functions in softly-broken N=2 Chern-Simons matter theories

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    I. Jack; C. Luckhurst

    2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present exact results for the beta-functions for the soft-breaking parameters in softly-broken N=2 Chern-Simons matter theories in terms of the anomalous dimension in the unbroken theory. We check our results explicitly up to the two loop level.

  20. THE RADIO NUMBERS OF ALL GRAPHS OF ORDER n AND DIAMETER n -2

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    Tomova, Maggy

    THE RADIO NUMBERS OF ALL GRAPHS OF ORDER n AND DIAMETER n - 2 KATHERINE BENSON, MATTHEW PORTER, AND MAGGY TOMOVA Abstract. A radio labeling of a connected graph G is a function c : V (G) Z+ such that for every two distinct vertices u and v of G distance(u, v) + |c(u) - c(v)| 1 + diameter(G). The radio

  1. The bioinorganic chemistry of N2S2 metal complexes: reactivity and ligating ability

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    Golden, Melissa Lynn

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    in its diazacycle backbone ring producing subtle differences in N2S2Ni geometry. Metallation of Ni-1?? with PdCl2, Pd(NO3)2, and NiBr2 produced three structural forms: Ni2Pd basket, Ni4Pd2 C4-paddlewheel, and Ni3 slant chair. In attempts to provide a...

  2. N2 DISSOCIATION IN THE MESOSPHERE DUE TO SECONDARY ELECTRONS DURING A SOLAR

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    Ulich, Thomas

    ) Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, Sodankylä, Finland. (pekka.verronen@fmi.fi/+358-9-19294603) Solar protonN2 DISSOCIATION IN THE MESOSPHERE DUE TO SECONDARY ELECTRONS DURING A SOLAR PROTON EVENT, Helsinki, Finland. (2) Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. (3

  3. Aqueous phase nitration of phenol by N2O5 and ClNO2

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    Heal, Mathew R; Harrison, Mark A J; Cape, J Neil

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nitrophenols are present in the atmospheric gas phase and in cloud and rainwater. Their formation via aqueous-phase reactions of phenol with the nitronium ion, NO2+, arising from N2O5 and ClNO2 partitioning into the aqueous phase, has been proposed...

  4. Enhancement of CO2/N2 selectivity in a metal-organic framework by cavity modification

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    are a strong motivation to reduce CO2 emissions from industrial processes. Burning of fossil fuel to generate electricity is a major source of CO2 in the atmosphere, but the capture and sequestration of CO2 from flue gasEnhancement of CO2/N2 selectivity in a metal-organic framework by cavity modification Youn-Sang Bae

  5. Sminaire du Groupe N2IS Manipulation of chemicals in droplet-based microfluidics

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    Ingrand, Franois

    Sminaire du Groupe N2IS Manipulation of chemicals in droplet-based microfluidics Le 06 Septembre TOULOUSE Cedex 4 Rsum Droplet-based microfluidics has a tremendous potential for the miniaturization of chemicals in microfluidic systems is therefore a key to reliably downscale the assays from microtiter plates

  6. CAHIER DU CAMPUS LOGISTIQUE N2 Des carrefours intelligents pour une meilleure gestion du

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    Boyer, Edmond

    CAHIER DU CAMPUS LOGISTIQUE N2 Des carrefours intelligents pour une meilleure gestion du gestion du trafic en milieu urbain ncessite le dploiement de solutions techniques innovantes pour Journal Europen des Systmes Automatiss. MOTS-CLS : gestion du trafic, rseau de Petri hybride, systme

  7. Which BPS baryons minimize volume?

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    Evslin, Jarah; Kuperstein, Stanislav [Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Strada Costiera, Via Beirut n.2-4, 34013 Trieste (Italy); Theoretische Natuurkunde, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and The International Solvay Institutes, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

    2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) 3-cycle in a Sasaki-Einstein 5-manifold in general does not minimize volume in its homology class, as we illustrate with several examples of nonminimal volume BPS cycles on the 5-manifolds Y{sup p,q}. Instead they minimize the energy of a wrapping D-brane, extremizing a generalized calibration. We present this generalized calibration and demonstrate that it reproduces both the Born-Infeld and the Wess-Zumino parts of the D3-brane energy.

  8. Dielectric response of N2-Ar solid solutions in the audio frequency range S. Pilla,* J. A. Hamida, K. A. Muttalib, and N. S. Sullivan

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    Muttalib, Khandker

    -long-range quadrupolar ordered phase phase IB .5,6 At intermediate N2 concentrations, 57 x(N2) 78 mol%, the lattice

  9. LLNL Waste Minimization Program Plan

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    1990-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the February 14, 1990 version of the LLNL Waste Minimization Program Plan (WMPP). The Waste Minimization Policy field has undergone continuous changes since its formal inception in the 1984 HSWA legislation. The first LLNL WMPP, Revision A, is dated March 1985. A series of informal revision were made on approximately a semi-annual basis. This Revision 2 is the third formal issuance of the WMPP document. EPA has issued a proposed new policy statement on source reduction and recycling. This policy reflects a preventative strategy to reduce or eliminate the generation of environmentally-harmful pollutants which may be released to the air, land surface, water, or ground water. In accordance with this new policy new guidance to hazardous waste generators on the elements of a Waste Minimization Program was issued. In response to these policies, DOE has revised and issued implementation guidance for DOE Order 5400.1, Waste Minimization Plan and Waste Reduction reporting of DOE Hazardous, Radioactive, and Radioactive Mixed Wastes, final draft January 1990. This WMPP is formatted to meet the current DOE guidance outlines. The current WMPP will be revised to reflect all of these proposed changes when guidelines are established. Updates, changes and revisions to the overall LLNL WMPP will be made as appropriate to reflect ever-changing regulatory requirements. 3 figs., 4 tabs.

  10. Vafa-Witten Theory on N=2 and N=4 Twisted Superspace in Four Dimensions

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    Kato, Junji

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a new off-shell twisted hypermultiplet with a scalar and an anti-self-dual tensor superfields. Using the N=2 twisted superspace formalism, we construct a Donaldson-Witten theory coupled to the hypermultiplet. We show that this action possesses the Vafa-Witten type N=4 twisted supersymmetry at the on-shell level. We also reconstruct the action using a N=4 twisted superconnection formalism.

  11. Vafa-Witten Theory on N=2 and N=4 Twisted Superspace in Four Dimensions

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    Junji Kato; Akiko Miyake

    2008-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a new off-shell twisted hypermultiplet with a scalar and an anti-self-dual tensor superfields. Using the N=2 twisted superspace formalism, we construct a Donaldson-Witten theory coupled to the hypermultiplet. We show that this action possesses the Vafa-Witten type N=4 twisted supersymmetry at the on-shell level. We also reconstruct the action using a N=4 twisted superconnection formalism.

  12. Steric, Quantum, and Electrostatic Effects on S{sub N}2 Reaction Barriers in Gas Phase

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    Liu, Shubin; Hu, Hao; Pedersen, Lee G.

    2010-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Biomolecular nucleophilic substitution reactions, S{sub N}2, are fundamental and commonplace in chemistry. It is the well-documented experimental finding in the literature that vicinal substitution with bulkier groups near the reaction center significantly slows the reaction due to steric hindrance, but theoretical understanding in the quantitative manner about factors dictating the S{sub N}2 reaction barrier height is still controversial. In this work, employing the new quantification approach that we recently proposed for the steric effect from the density functional theory framework, we investigate the relative contribution of three independent effectssteric, electrostatic, and quantumto the S{sub N}2 barrier heights in gas phase for substituted methyl halide systems, R{sub 1}R{sub 2}R{sub 3}CX, reacting with the fluorine anion, where R{sub 1}, R{sub 2}, and R{sub 3} denote substituting groups and X = F or Cl. We found that in accordance with the experimental finding, for these systems, the steric effect dominates the transition state barrier, contributing positively to barrier heights, but this contribution is largely compensated by the negative, stabilizing contribution from the quantum effect due to the exchange-correlation interactions. Moreover, we find that it is the component from the electrostatic effect that is linearly correlated with the S{sub N}2 barrier height for the systems investigated in the present study. In addition, we compared our approach with the conventional method of energy decomposition in density functional theory as well as examined the steric effect from the wave function theory for these systems via natural bond orbital analysis.

  13. Geometric Engineering, Mirror Symmetry and 6d (1,0) -> 4d, N=2

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    Del Zotto, Michele; Xie, Dan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study compactification of 6 dimensional (1,0) theories on T^2. We use geometric engineering of these theories via F-theory and employ mirror symmetry technology to solve for the effective 4d N=2 geometry for a large number of the (1,0) theories including those associated with conformal matter. Using this we show that for a given 6d theory we can obtain many inequivalent 4d N=2 SCFTs. Some of these respect the global symmetries of the 6d theory while others exhibit SL(2,Z) duality symmetry inherited from global diffeomorphisms of the T^2. This construction also explains the 6d origin of moduli space of 4d affine ADE quiver theories as flat ADE connections on T^2. Among the resulting 4d N=2 CFTs we find theories whose vacuum geometry is captured by an LG theory (as opposed to a curve or a local CY geometry). We obtain arbitrary genus curves of class S with punctures from toroidal compactification of (1,0) SCFT's where the curve of the class S theory emerges through mirror symmetry. We also show that toroidal...

  14. Geometric Engineering, Mirror Symmetry and 6d (1,0) -> 4d, N=2

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    Michele Del Zotto; Cumrun Vafa; Dan Xie

    2015-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We study compactification of 6 dimensional (1,0) theories on T^2. We use geometric engineering of these theories via F-theory and employ mirror symmetry technology to solve for the effective 4d N=2 geometry for a large number of the (1,0) theories including those associated with conformal matter. Using this we show that for a given 6d theory we can obtain many inequivalent 4d N=2 SCFTs. Some of these respect the global symmetries of the 6d theory while others exhibit SL(2,Z) duality symmetry inherited from global diffeomorphisms of the T^2. This construction also explains the 6d origin of moduli space of 4d affine ADE quiver theories as flat ADE connections on T^2. Among the resulting 4d N=2 CFTs we find theories whose vacuum geometry is captured by an LG theory (as opposed to a curve or a local CY geometry). We obtain arbitrary genus curves of class S with punctures from toroidal compactification of (1,0) SCFT's where the curve of the class S theory emerges through mirror symmetry. We also show that toroidal compactification of the little string version of these theories can lead to class S theories with no punctures on arbitrary genus Riemann surface.

  15. Geometric Engineering, Mirror Symmetry and 6d (1,0) -> 4d, N=2

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    Michele Del Zotto; Cumrun Vafa; Dan Xie

    2015-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We study compactification of 6 dimensional (1,0) theories on T^2. We use geometric engineering of these theories via F-theory and employ mirror symmetry technology to solve for the effective 4d N=2 geometry for a large number of the (1,0) theories including those associated with conformal matter. Using this we show that for a given 6d theory we can obtain many inequivalent 4d N=2 SCFTs. Some of these respect the global symmetries of the 6d theory while others exhibit SL(2,Z) duality symmetry inherited from global diffeomorphisms of the T^2. This construction also explains the 6d origin of moduli space of 4d affine ADE quiver theories as flat ADE connections on T^2. Among the resulting 4d N=2 CFTs we find theories whose vacuum geometry is captured by an LG theory (as opposed to a curve or a local CY geometry). We obtain arbitrary genus curves of class S with punctures from toroidal compactification of (1,0) SCFTs where the curve of the class S theory emerges through mirror symmetry. We also show that toroidal compactification of the little string version of these theories can lead to class S theories with no punctures on arbitrary genus Riemann surface.

  16. Integrable N = 2 Landau-Ginzburg Theories from Quotients of Fusion Rings

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    Eli J. Mlawer; Harold A. Riggs; Howard J. Schnitzer

    1993-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of integrable $N=2$ supersymmetric Landau-Ginzburg theories whose chiral rings are fusion rings suggests a close connection between fusion rings, the related Landau-Ginzburg superpotentials, and $N=2$ quantum integrability. We examine this connection by finding the natural $SO(N)_K$ analogue of the construction that produced the superpotentials with $Sp(N)_K$ and $SU(N)_K$ fusion rings as chiral rings. The chiral rings of the new superpotentials are not directly the fusion rings of any conformal field theory, although they are natural quotients of the tensor subring of the $SO(N)_K$ fusion ring. The new superpotentials yield solvable (twisted $N=2$) topological field theories. We obtain the integer-valued correlation functions as sums of $SO(N)_K$ Verlinde dimensions by expressing the correlators as fusion residues. The $SO(2n+1)_{2k+1}$ and $SO(2k+1)_{2n+1}$ related topological Landau-Ginzburg theories are isomorphic, despite being defined via quite different superpotentials.

  17. Indirect ultraviolet photodesorption from CO:N2 binary ices - an efficient grain-gas process

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    Bertin, Mathieu; Romanzin, Claire; Poderoso, Hugo A M; Michaut, Xavier; Philippe, Laurent; Jeseck, Pascal; berg, Karin I; Linnartz, Harold; Fillion, Jean-Hugues

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UV ice photodesorption is an important non-thermal desorption pathway in many interstellar environments that has been invoked to explain observations of cold molecules in disks, clouds and cloud cores. Systematic laboratory studies of the photodesorption rates, between 7 and 14 eV, from CO:N2 binary ices, have been performed at the DESIRS vacuum UV beamline of the synchrotron facility SOLEIL. The photodesorption spectral analysis demonstrates that the photodesorption process is indirect, i.e. the desorption is induced by a photon absorption in sub-surface molecular layers, while only surface molecules are actually desorbing. The photodesorption spectra of CO and N2 in binary ices therefore depend on the absorption spectra of the dominant species in the subsurface ice layer, which implies that the photodesorption efficiency and energy dependence are dramatically different for mixed and layered ices compared to pure ices. In particular, a thin (1-2 ML) N2 ice layer on top of CO will effectively quench CO photod...

  18. A Minimally Symmetric Higgs Boson

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    Ian Low

    2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Models addressing the naturalness of a light Higgs boson typically employ symmetries, either bosonic or fermionic, to stabilize the Higgs mass. We consider a setup with the minimal amount of symmetries: four shift symmetries acting on the four components of the Higgs doublet, subject to the constraints of linearly realized SU(2)xU(1) electroweak symmetry. Up to terms that explicitly violate the shift symmetries, the effective lagrangian can be derived, irrespective of the spontaneously broken group G in the ultraviolet, and is universal in all models where the Higgs arises as a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson (PNGB). Very high energy scatterings of vector bosons could provide smoking gun signals of a minimally symmetric Higgs boson.

  19. A Minimally Symmetric Higgs Boson

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    Ian Low

    2015-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Models addressing the naturalness of a light Higgs boson typically employ symmetries, either bosonic or fermionic, to stabilize the Higgs mass. We consider a setup with the minimal amount of symmetries: four shift symmetries acting on the four components of the Higgs doublet, subject to the constraints of linearly realized SU(2)xU(1) electroweak symmetry. Up to terms that explicitly violate the shift symmetries, the effective lagrangian can be derived, irrespective of the spontaneously broken group G in the ultraviolet, and is universal in all models where the Higgs arises as a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson (PNGB). Very high energy scatterings of vector bosons could provide smoking gun signals of a minimally symmetric Higgs boson.

  20. Temperature variations in an SF6-N2 mixture arc plasma A. Gleizes, M. Razafinimanana and S. Vacqui

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1411 Temperature variations in an SF6-N2 mixture arc plasma A. Gleizes, M. Razafinimanana and S brlant dans les mlanges SF6-N2, en fonction de l'intensit du courant. Suivant la proportion de SF6 dans courant suprieur 50 A, les valeurs de To dans un mlange contenant 20 % de SF6 sont infrieures

  1. V2O5 xerogel electrodes with much enhanced lithium-ion intercalation properties with N2 annealing

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    Cao, Guozhong

    V2O5 xerogel electrodes with much enhanced lithium-ion intercalation properties with N2 annealing annealed V2O5 film. Lithium ion intercalation measurements showed that at a charge/discharge current density of 600 mAg1 , the N2 annealed sample possessed noticeably better lithium ion storage capability

  2. Nitrous Oxide Nitrous oxide (chemical formula N2O), is a trace gas in Earth's atmosphere, with a

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    fuel, biomass and biofuel, and industrial processes. Nitrous oxide emissions related to biofuel, the Global Warming Potential (GWP) is a more useful quantity. The GWP of N2O is the time- integrated radiative forcing following a 1 kg pulse emission of N2O, relative to the same quantity following a 1 kg

  3. Low-Temperature Desorption of N2O from NO on Rutile TiO2(110...

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    Desorption of N2O from NO on Rutile TiO2(110)-1x1. Low-Temperature Desorption of N2O from NO on Rutile TiO2(110)-1x1. Abstract: We find that NO dosed on rutile TiO2(110)-11...

  4. ORIGINAL PAPER Short-term effect of tillage intensity on N2O and CO2 emissions

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ORIGINAL PAPER Short-term effect of tillage intensity on N2O and CO2 emissions Pascal Boeckx negative to positive. We studied the short-term effect of tillage intensity on N2O and CO2 emissions. We site, an intermediately aerated Luvisol in Belgium, were similar. Nitrous oxide and CO2 emissions were

  5. H-2(p,n)2p Spin Transfer from 305 to 788 Mev

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    McNaughton, M. W.; Koch, K.; Supek, I.; Tanaka, N.; Ambrose, DA; Coffey, P.; Johnston, K.; McNaughton, K. H.; Riley, P. J.; Glass, G.; Hiebert, John C.; Northcliffe, L. C.; Simon, A. J.; Mercer, D. J.; Adams, D. L.; Spinka, H.; Jeppersen, R. H.; Tripard, G. E.; Woolverton, H.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REVIEW C VOLUME 45, NUMBER 6 JUNE 1992 ARTICLES 2H(y, n)2p spin transfer from $05 to 7'88 Mev M. W. McNaughton, K. Koch, ' I. Supek, and N. Tanakat Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ios Alarnos, ?wMexico 876/6 D. A. Ambrose, P. Coff..., Colorado 80808 D. L. Adams Rice University, Bou,ston, Texas 77252 H. Spinka Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60/89 R. H. Jeppesen University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 69812 G. E. Tripard Washington State University, Pullman...

  6. The free energy of N=2 supersymmetric AdS_4 solutions of M-theory

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    Maxime Gabella; Dario Martelli; Achilleas Passias; James Sparks

    2011-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that general N=2 supersymmetric AdS_4 solutions of M-theory with non-zero M2-brane charge admit a canonical contact structure. The free energy of the dual superconformal field theory on S^3 and the scaling dimensions of operators dual to supersymmetric wrapped M5-branes are expressed via AdS/CFT in terms of contact volumes. In particular, this leads to topological and localization formulae for the coefficient of N^{3/2} in the free energy of such solutions.

  7. Angular Momentum and Gravimagnetization of the ${\\cal N}=2$ SYM vacuum

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    A. Gorsky

    2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In this note we discuss the gravimagnetization of the ${\\cal N}=2$ SYM vacuum in the $\\Omega$-background. It is argued that the Seiberg-Witten prepotential is related to the vacuum density of the angular momentum in the Euclidean $R^4$ space. The possible role of the dyonic instantons as the microscopic angular momentum carriers which could yield the spontaneous vacuum gravimagnetization is conjectured. We interpret the dyonic instanton as a kind of the Euclidean bounce in $R^4$ similar to one responsible for the Schwinger pair creation. The induced angular momentum in $R^4$ is also briefly considered in the dual Liouville formulation of $SU(2)$ theory via AGT relation.

  8. Quality assurance plan for the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment Remediation Project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Phase 1 -- Interim corrective measures and Phase 2 -- Purge and trap reactive gases

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    NONE

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) identifies and describes the systems utilized by the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment Remediation Project (MSRERP) personnel to implement the requirements and associated applicable guidance contained in the Quality Program Description Y/QD-15 Rev. 2 (Energy Systems 1995f). This QAP defines the quality assurance (QA) requirements applicable to all activities and operations in and directly pertinent to the MSRERP Phase 1--Interim Corrective Measures and Phase 2--Purge and Trap objectives. This QAP will be reviewed, revised, and approved as necessary for Phase 3 and Phase 4 activities. This QAP identifies and describes the QA activities and procedures implemented by the various Oak Ridge National Laboratory support organizations and personnel to provide confidence that these activities meet the requirements of this project. Specific support organization (Division) quality requirements, including the degree of implementation of each, are contained in the appendixes of this plan.

  9. About the ZOOM minimization package

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    Fischler, M.; Sachs, D.; /Fermilab

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new object-oriented Minimization package is available for distribution in the same manner as CLHEP. This package, designed for use in HEP applications, has all the capabilities of Minuit, but is a re-write from scratch, adhering to modern C++ design principles. A primary goal of this package is extensibility in several directions, so that its capabilities can be kept fresh with as little maintenance effort as possible. This package is distinguished by the priority that was assigned to C++ design issues, and the focus on producing an extensible system that will resist becoming obsolete.

  10. On the minimization of operational risks

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    V. P. Maslov

    2006-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We give a risk-minimizing formula for government investments taking into account the zero intelligence law for financial markets.

  11. Polynomial Fusion Rings of Logarithmic Minimal Models

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    Jorgen Rasmussen; Paul A. Pearce

    2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We identify quotient polynomial rings isomorphic to the recently found fundamental fusion algebras of logarithmic minimal models.

  12. Annual Waste Minimization Summary Report

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    Alfred J. Karns

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the waste minimization efforts undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), for the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), during CY06. This report was developed in accordance with the requirements of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit (No. NEV HW0021) and as clarified in a letter dated April 21, 1995, from Paul Liebendorfer of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to Donald Elle of the DOE, Nevada Operations Office. The NNSA/NSO Pollution Prevention (P2) Program establishes a process to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated by the NNSA/NSO and ensures that proposed methods of treatment, storage, and/or disposal of waste minimize potential threats to human health and the environment. The following information provides an overview of the P2 Program, major P2 accomplishments during the reporting year, a comparison of the current year waste generation to prior years, and a description of efforts undertaken during the year to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated by the NNSA/NSO.

  13. Scattering amplitudes in N=2 Maxwell-Einstein and Yang-Mills/Einstein supergravity

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    Marco Chiodaroli; Murat Gunaydin; Henrik Johansson; Radu Roiban

    2015-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We expose a double-copy structure in the scattering amplitudes of the generic Jordan family of N=2 Maxwell-Einstein and Yang-Mills/Einstein supergravity theories in four and five dimensions. The Maxwell-Einstein supergravity amplitudes are obtained through the color/kinematics duality as a product of two gauge-theory factors; one originating from pure N=2 super-Yang-Mills theory and the other from the dimensional reduction of a bosonic higher-dimensional pure Yang-Mills theory. We identify a specific symplectic frame in four dimensions for which the on-shell fields and amplitudes from the double-copy construction can be identified with the ones obtained from the supergravity Lagrangian and Feynman-rule computations. The Yang-Mills/Einstein supergravity theories are obtained by gauging a compact subgroup of the isometry group of their Maxwell-Einstein counterparts. For the generic Jordan family this process is identified with the introduction of cubic scalar couplings on the bosonic gauge-theory side, which through the double copy are responsible for the non-abelian vector interactions in the supergravity theory. As a demonstration of the power of this structure, we present explicit computations at tree-level and one loop. The double-copy construction allows us to obtain compact expressions for the supergravity superamplitudes which are naturally organized as polynomials in the gauge coupling constant.

  14. The N2K Consortium. IV. New temperatures and metallicities for 100,000+ FGK dwarfs

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    S. Mark Ammons; Sarah E. Robinson; Jay Strader; Gregory Laughlin; Debra Fischer; Aaron Wolf

    2005-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We have created a framework to facilitate the construction of specialized target lists for radial velocity surveys that are biased toward stars that (1) possess planets and (2) are easiest to observe with current detection techniques. We use a procedure that uniformly estimates fundamental stellar properties of Tycho 2 stars, with errors, using spline functions of broadband photometry and proper motion found in Hipparcos/Tycho 2 and 2MASS. We provide estimates of temperature and distance for 2.4 million Tycho 2 stars that lack trigonometric distances. For stars that appear to be FGK dwarfs according to estimated temperature and absolute magnitude, we also derive [Fe/H] and identify unresolved binary systems with mass ratios between 1.25 and 3. Our spline function models are trained on the unique Valenti & Fischer (2005) set, composed of 1000 dwarfs with precise stellar parameters estimated from HIRES spectroscopy. For FGK dwarfs with V photometric error less than 0.05 magnitudes, or V 0.2). Our metallicity estimates have been used to identify targets for N2K (Fischer et al. 2005), a large-scale radial velocity search for Hot Jupiters, which has published the detection of 4 Hot Jupiters with one transit. The broadband filtering outlined here is the first screening tier for N2K; the second tier is a low-resolution spectroscopy program headed by S.E. Robinson (astro-ph/0510150).

  15. Receptor Specificity and Transmission of H2N2 Subtype Viruses Isolated from the Pandemic of 1957

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    Pappas, Claudia

    Influenza viruses of the H2N2 subtype have not circulated among humans in over 40 years. The occasional isolation of avian H2 strains from swine and avian species coupled with waning population immunity to H2 hemagglutinin ...

  16. Waste minimization by process modification

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    Hopper, J.R.; Yaws, C.L.; Ho, T.C.; Vichailak, M. (Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A simulation of the Sohio process for the production of acrylonitrile from the catalytic ammoxidation of propylene has been performed, using published kinetic and thermodynamic data to illustrate the concepts of pollution prevention by process modification. The study has determined the reaction parameters which will minimize the production of by-products while maintaining the conversion of propylene above 80%. The reaction parameters studied were reactor type (plug flow reactor [PFR], continuous stirred tank reactor [CSTR], and fluidized bed reactor [FBC]), reaction temperature, residence time, and entering feed temperature. The minimum by-products were produced in an FBR operating at 450 C at a residence time of 7 seconds for a conversion of 81%.

  17. Non-minimal Inflationary Attractors

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    Kallosh, Renata; Linde, Andrei, E-mail: kallosh@stanford.edu, E-mail: alinde@stanford.edu [Department of Physics and SITP, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently we identified a new class of (super)conformally invariant theories which allow inflation even if the scalar potential is very steep in terms of the original conformal variables. Observational predictions of a broad class of such theories are nearly model-independent. In this paper we consider generalized versions of these models where the inflaton has a non-minimal coupling to gravity with a negative parameter ? different from its conformal value -1/6. We show that these models exhibit attractor behavior. With even a slight increase of |?| from |?| = 0, predictions of these models for n{sub s} and r rapidly converge to their universal model-independent values corresponding to conformal coupling ? = ?1/6. These values of n{sub s} and r practically coincide with the corresponding values in the limit ? ? ??.

  18. Thermal Stability of MOCVD and HVPE GaN Layers in H2, HCl, NH3 and N2

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    Anderson, Timothy J.

    GaN, and the black is the sapphire substrate. At 900 C nearly 1/4 of the film has sublimated leavingThermal Stability of MOCVD and HVPE GaN Layers in H2, HCl, NH3 and N2 M. A. Mastro1 ) (a), O. M.60.Dv; 81.15.Gh; S7.14 This work represents a complete study of GaN annealed in H2, HCl, NH3 and N2

  19. Drag and jet quenching of heavy quarks in a strongly coupled N=2* plasma

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    Carlos Hoyos-Badajoz

    2009-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The drag of a heavy quark and the jet quenching parameter are studied in the strongly coupled N=2* plasma using the AdS/CFT correspondence. Both increase in units of the spatial string tension as the theory departs from conformal invariance. The description of heavy quark dynamics using a Langevin equation is also considered. It is found that the difference between the velocity dependent factors of the transverse and longitudinal momentum broadening of the quark admit an interpretation in terms of relativistic effects, so the distribution is spherical in the quark rest frame. When conformal invariance is broken there is a broadening of the longitudinal momentum distribution. This effect may be useful in understanding the jet distribution observed in experiments.

  20. Real Clifford Algebra Cl{sub n,0}, n = 2, 3(mod 4) Wavelet Transform

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    Hitzer, Eckhard [Department of Applied Physics, University of Fukui, 910-8507 (Japan)

    2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We show how for n = 2, 3(mod 4) continuous Clifford (geometric) algebra (GA)Cl{sub n}-valued admissible wavelets can be constructed using the similitude group SIM(n). We strictly aim for real geometric interpretation, and replace the imaginary unit i is an element of C therefore with a GA blade squaring to -1. Consequences due to non-commutativity arise. We express the admissibility condition in terms of a Cl{sub n} Clifford Fourier Transform and then derive a set of important properties such as dilation, translation and rotation covariance, a reproducing kernel, and show how to invert the Clifford wavelet transform. As an example, we introduce Clifford Gabor wavelets. We further invent a generalized Clifford wavelet uncertainty principle.

  1. Data-based estimates of suboxia, denitrification, and N2O production in the ocean and their sensitivities to dissolved O2

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    pathways, N2O is a powerful greenhouse gas that affects the Earth's energy balance and climate. The ocean

  2. Overtwisted energy-minimizing curl eigenfields

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    R. Ghrist; R. Komendarczyk

    2004-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider energy-minimizing divergence-free eigenfields of the curl operator in dimension three from the perspective of contact topology. We give a negative answer to a question of Etnyre and the first author by constructing curl eigenfields which minimize $L^2$ energy on their co-adjoint orbit, yet are orthogonal to an overtwisted contact structure. We conjecture that $K$-contact structures on $S^1$-bundles always define tight minimizers, and prove a partial result in this direction.

  3. Optimization Online - Hankel Matrix Rank Minimization with ...

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    Maryam Fazel

    2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 29, 2012 ... Abstract: We introduce a flexible optimization framework for nuclear norm minimization of matrices with linear structure, including Hankel,...

  4. Tillage and seasonal emissions of CO2, N2O and NO across a seed bed and at the field scale in a Mediterranean climate

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    van Kessel, Chris

    Tillage and seasonal emissions of CO2, N2O and NO across a seed bed and at the field scale, N2O emissions from soil management activities accounted for 29.7% of the combined emissions of CO2 estimates across fields remain uncertain. Here, we quantified CO2, N2O, and NO emissions from an irrigated

  5. Structures and phase diagrams of N2 and CO to 13 GPa by x-ray diffraction

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    Mills, R.L.; Olinger, B.; Cromer, D.T.

    1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The structures and phase transitions of N2 and CO were studied by powder x-ray diffraction from 100 to 300 K and 4 to 13 GPa. Three solid phases, US , delta, and epsilon, were observed in each material. The known US and delta solids were confirmed to have hexagonal space group P63/mmc and cubic space group Pm3n, respectively. From refinements using photographic x-ray intensities, the new epsilon-N2 and epsilon-CO structures were determined to be rhombohedral R3c. There are eight ordered molecules in the epsilon-N2 unit cell with a = 5.928 A and = 85.14 at 110 K and 7.8 GPa, and eight ordered molecules in the epsilon-CO unit cell with a = 6.059 A and = 85.73 at 100 K and 5.5 GPa. The CO molecules are randomly oriented head to tail. The delta--epsilon transition takes place through an ordering and small displacement of the N2 and CO molecules, accompanied by a slight extension of the lattice along a cube diagonal. Molar volumes are presented over an expanded P-T region. Recent theoretical calculations using lattice energies, molecular dynamics, and symmetry correlations correctly predict features in the N2 and CO phase diagrams.

  6. High resolution n = 3 to n = 2 spectra of neon-like silver

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    Beiersdorfer, P.; Bitter, M.; von Goeler, S.; Cohen, S.; Hill, K.W.; Timberlake, J.; Walling, R.S.; Chen, M.H.; Hagelstein, P.L.; Scofield, J.H.

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spectra of the n = 3 to n = 2 transitions in neon-like silver emitted from the Princeton Large Torus have been recorded with a high-resolution Bragg-crystal spectrometer. The measurements cover the wavelength region 3.3 to 4.1 A and include the forbidden 3p ..-->.. 2p electric quadrupole lines. Transitions in the adjacent sodium-like, and aluminum-like charge states of silver have also been observed and identified. The Ly-..cap alpha.. spectra of hydrogen-like argon and iron, the K..cap alpha.. spectra of helium-like argon, potassium, manganese, and iron, and the K..beta.. spectrum of helium-like argon fall in the same wavelength region in first or second order and have been measured concurrently. These spectra provide a coherent set of wavelength reference data obtained with the same spectrometer and from the same tokamak. This set is used as a basis to compare wavelength predictions for one- and two-electron systems to each other and to determine the transition energies of the silver lines with great accuracy.

  7. Unified N=2 Maxwell-Einstein and Yang-Mills-Einstein Supergravity Theories in Four Dimensions

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    Gnaydin, M; Zagermann, M

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study unified N=2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity theories (MESGTs) and unified Yang-Mills Einstein supergravity theories (YMESGTs) in four dimensions. As their defining property, these theories admit the action of a global or local symmetry group that is (i) simple, and (ii) acts irreducibly on all the vector fields of the theory, including the ``graviphoton''. Restricting ourselves to the theories that originate from five dimensions via dimensional reduction, we find that the generic Jordan family of MESGTs with the scalar manifolds [SU(1,1)/U(1)] X [SO(2,n)/SO(2)X SO(n)] are all unified in four dimensions with the unifying global symmetry group SO(2,n). Of these theories only one can be gauged so as to obtain a unified YMESGT with the gauge group SO(2,1). Three of the four magical supergravity theories defined by simple Euclidean Jordan algebras of degree 3 are unified MESGTs in four dimensions. Two of these can furthermore be gauged so as to obtain 4D unified YMESGTs with gauge groups SO(3,2) and SO(6,2)...

  8. Orbit equivalence for Cantor minimal Zd

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    Putnam, Ian F.

    Orbit equivalence for Cantor minimal Zd -systems Thierry Giordano Department of Mathematics on the Cantor set is (topologically) orbit equivalent to an AF relation. As a consequence, this extends the classification up to orbit equivalence of minimal dynamical systems on the Cantor set to include AF relations

  9. ISOLATED p-MINIMAL SUBGROUPS ULRICH MEIERFRANKENFELD

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    Meierfrankenfeld, Ulrich

    ISOLATED p-MINIMAL SUBGROUPS ULRICH MEIERFRANKENFELD CHRISTOPHER PARKER PETER ROWLEY 1. Introduction Suppose that p is a prime, P is a finite group and S Sylp(P). Then P is p-minimal if S is not normal in P and S is contained in a unique maximal subgroup of P. Now suppose that G is a finite group

  10. Minimizing electrode contamination in an electrochemical cell

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    Kim, Yu Seung; Zelenay, Piotr; Johnston, Christina

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrochemical cell assembly that is expected to prevent or at least minimize electrode contamination includes one or more getters that trap a component or components leached from a first electrode and prevents or at least minimizes them from contaminating a second electrode.

  11. Aluminum: Principled Scenario Exploration through Minimality

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    Dougherty, Daniel J.

    Aluminum: Principled Scenario Exploration through Minimality Tim Nelson1, Salman Saghafi1, Daniel J. We present Aluminum, a modification of Alloy that presents only minimal scenarios: those that contain no more than is necessary. Aluminum lets users explore the scenario space by adding to scenarios

  12. Aluminum: Principled Scenario Exploration through Minimality

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    Krishnamurthi, Shriram

    Aluminum: Principled Scenario Exploration through Minimality Tim Nelson1, Salman Saghafi1, Daniel J Aluminum, a modification of Alloy that presents only minimal scenarios: those that contain no more than is necessary. Aluminum lets users explore the scenario space by adding to scenarios and backtracking. It also

  13. Technical report Minimizing Calibrated Loss using

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Technical report Minimizing Calibrated Loss using Stochastic Low-Rank Newton Descent for large algorithm (SGD) for the minimization of classical Hinge Loss in the primal space. Although com- plexity- imization of any calibrated loss in the primal space. SLND approximates the inverse Hessian by the best low

  14. The influence of SF6 and SF6/N2 gas pressure to the breakdown performance of polyester film

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    Zhang Peihong; Gong Guoli; Dong Guangyu [Harbin Univ. of Science and Technology (China). Dept. of Electrical Material; Dong Zhenhua [Shenyang Research Inst. of Transformer (China)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    SF6 has been widely used as the gas insulating medium in gas insulated transformer, and polyester film used as the turn insulation and other insulating materials. In this paper, the insulation strength of turn insulation of SF6/N2-film is tested when the SF6 is replaced by SF6/N2 mixed gas, and also compared with that of SF6-film. The results show that the power frequency breakdown voltage and breakdown stress of SF6/N2-film is lower than that of SF6-film in the same pressure and the same film thickness, the mean value of the former is about 91% of the latter. In order to reach the same level of turn insulation strength in the operation range, the gas pressure must be increased by 0.05 Mpa.

  15. Benzene-derived N2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-deoxyguanosine adduct: UvrABC incision and its conformation in DNA

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    Hang, Bo; Rodriguez, Ben; Yang, Yanu; Guliaev, Anton B.; Chenna, Ahmed

    2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Benzene, a ubiquitous human carcinogen, forms DNA adducts through its metabolites such as p-benzoquinone (p-BQ) and hydroquinone (HQ). N(2)-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-2'-deoxyguanosine (N(2)-4-HOPh-dG) is the principal adduct identified in vivo by (32)P-postlabeling in cells or animals treated with p-BQ or HQ. To study its effect on repair specificity and replication fidelity, we recently synthesized defined oligonucleotides containing a site-specific adduct using phosphoramidite chemistry. We here report the repair of this adduct by Escherichia coli UvrABC complex, which performs the initial damage recognition and incision steps in the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway. We first showed that the p-BQ-treated plasmid was efficiently cleaved by the complex, indicating the formation of DNA lesions that are substrates for NER. Using a 40-mer substrate, we found that UvrABC incises the DNA strand containing N(2)-4-HOPh-dG in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The specificity of such repair was also compared with that of DNA glycosylases and damage-specific endonucleases of E. coli, both of which were found to have no detectable activity toward N(2)-4-HOPh-dG. To understand why this adduct is specifically recognized and processed by UvrABC, molecular modeling studies were performed. Analysis of molecular dynamics trajectories showed that stable G:C-like hydrogen bonding patterns of all three Watson-Crick hydrogen bonds are present within the N(2)-4-HOPh-G:C base pair, with the hydroxyphenyl ring at an almost planar position. In addition, N(2)-4-HOPh-dG has a tendency to form more stable stacking interactions than a normal G in B-type DNA. These conformational properties may be critical in differential recognition of this adduct by specific repair enzymes.

  16. Effect of sulfite ions in N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} purged 0.5 m NaCl solution on stainless steels examined by different electrochemical techniques and by reflectance measurements

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    Hemmingsen, T.; Aagotnes, N.O.; Kroeger-Silseth, T.; Kolak, N.; Kaik, M. [Stavanger Coll. (Norway)

    1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three steels, 13% Cr-steel, SS 304 steel and duplex steel are examined for corrosion for 48-hours periods in N{sub 2} or CO{sub 2} purged 0.5 M sodium chloride electrolytes with different sulfite concentrations. The results show that 13%Cr-steel is most susceptible to pitting in the presence of sulfite both under N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} atmospheres. SS 304 steel was more resistant to corrosion than 13%Cr-steel. Duplex steel showed rather good corrosion resistance under these conditions. The corrosion rate, inclusive pitting corrosion, after 24 hours in presence of 0--10 mM sulfite based on LPR-measurements is for duplex steel 0.5--0.9 mm/year under N{sub 2} and 0.1--1.8 mm/year under CO{sub 2}, for SS 304 steel 1.0--1.8 mm/year under N{sub 2} and 0.6--1.4 mm/year under CO{sub 2}, and for 13%Cr-steel 1.3--2.2 mm/year under N{sub 2} and 0.7--1.8 mm/year under CO{sub 2}. The use of AC-impedance measurements is discussed. The method should be used with care when other mechanisms than general corrosion are involved.

  17. Vibrational Spectroscopy of Mass Selected [UO2(ligand)n]2+ Complexes in the Gas Phase

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    Gary S. Groenewold; Anita Gianotto; Michael Vanstipdonk; Kevin C. Cossel; David T. Moore,; Nick Polfer; Jos Oomens

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The gas-phase infrared spectra of discrete uranyl ([UO2]2+) complexes ligated with acetone and/or acetonitrile were used to evaluate systematic trends of ligation on the position of the O=U=O stretch, and to enable rigorous comparison with the results of computational studies. Ionic uranyl complexes isolated in a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer were fragmented via infrared multiphoton dissociation using a free electron laser scanned over the mid-IR wavelengths. The asymmetric O=U=O stretching frequency was measured at 1017 cm-1 for [UO2(CH3COCH3)2]2+, and was systematically red shifted to 1000 and 988 cm-1 by the addition of a third and fourth acetone ligands, respectively, which was consistent with more donation of electron density to the uranium center in complexes with higher coordination number. The experimental measurements were in good agreement with values generated computationally using LDA, B3LYP, and ZORA-PW91 approaches. In contrast to the uranyl frequency shifts, the carbonyl frequencies of the acetone ligands were progressively blue shifted as the number of ligands increased from 2 to 4, and approached that of free acetone. This observation was consistent with the formation of weaker noncovalent bonds between uranium and the carbonyl oxygen as the extent of ligation increases. Similar trends were observed for [UO2(CH3CN)n]2+ complexes although the magnitude of the red shift in the uranyl frequency upon addition more acetonitrile ligands was smaller than for acetone, consistent with the more modest nucleophilic nature of acetonitrile. This conclusion was amplified by the uranyl stretching frequencies measured for mixed acetone/acetonitrile complexes, which showed that substitution of one acetone for one acetonitrile produced a modest red shift of 3 to 6 cm-1.

  18. Unified N=2 Maxwell-Einstein and Yang-Mills-Einstein Supergravity Theories in Four Dimensions

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    M. Gunaydin; S. McReynolds; M. Zagermann

    2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We study unified N=2 Maxwell-Einstein supergravity theories (MESGTs) and unified Yang-Mills Einstein supergravity theories (YMESGTs) in four dimensions. As their defining property, these theories admit the action of a global or local symmetry group that is (i) simple, and (ii) acts irreducibly on all the vector fields of the theory, including the ``graviphoton''. Restricting ourselves to the theories that originate from five dimensions via dimensional reduction, we find that the generic Jordan family of MESGTs with the scalar manifolds [SU(1,1)/U(1)] X [SO(2,n)/SO(2)X SO(n)] are all unified in four dimensions with the unifying global symmetry group SO(2,n). Of these theories only one can be gauged so as to obtain a unified YMESGT with the gauge group SO(2,1). Three of the four magical supergravity theories defined by simple Euclidean Jordan algebras of degree 3 are unified MESGTs in four dimensions. Two of these can furthermore be gauged so as to obtain 4D unified YMESGTs with gauge groups SO(3,2) and SO(6,2), respectively. The generic non-Jordan family and the theories whose scalar manifolds are homogeneous but not symmetric do not lead to unified MESGTs in four dimensions. The three infinite families of unified five-dimensional MESGTs defined by simple Lorentzian Jordan algebras, whose scalar manifolds are non-homogeneous, do not lead directly to unified MESGTs in four dimensions under dimensional reduction. However, since their manifolds are non-homogeneous we are not able to completely rule out the existence of symplectic sections in which these theories become unified in four dimensions.

  19. Effect of Minimal lengths on Electron Magnetism

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    Khireddine Nouicer

    2007-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the magnetic properties of electron in a constant magnetic field and confined by a isotropic two dimensional harmonic oscillator on a space where the coordinates and momenta operators obey generalized commutation relations leading to the appearance of a minimal length. Using the momentum space representation we determine exactly the energy eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. We prove that the usual degeneracy of Landau levels is removed by the presence of the minimal length in the limits of weak and strong magnetic field.The thermodynamical properties of the system, at high temperature, are also investigated showing a new magnetic behavior in terms of the minimal length.

  20. Mesure de la densit lectronique et carts l'quilibre de composition dans les arcs de SF6-N2

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1325 Mesure de la densit lectronique et carts l'quilibre de composition dans les arcs de SF6 mesure dans des arcs stabiliss brlant dans des mlanges SF6-N2, par des techniques de spectroscopie d lectronique en fonction du pourcentage de SF6 dans le mlange et en fonction de l'intensit du courant sont en

  1. Qualitative analysis of Zircaloy-4 cladding air degradation in O2-N2 mixtures at high temperature

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . Thermogravimetry, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry1 Qualitative analysis of Zircaloy-4 cladding air degradation in O2-N2 mixtures at high temperature Email: M. Lasserre (marina.lasserre@irsn.fr) Keywords: Zircaloy-4; thermogravimetry; high temperature

  2. Probing the Vibrational Relaxation of N2 and O2 by Use of CARS Spectroscopy to Model NTE-Turbulence

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    Dean, Jacob

    2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    -thermochemical equilibrium (NTE) exists downstream of strong shock fronts and encountered in the shear layers from hypersonic flight, and coupled with turbulence, it has significant effects on flow dynamics. NTE, characterized by high vibrational temperatures of N2 and O2...

  3. Jeffrey R. Row Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

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    Row, Jeffrey R.

    , N2L 3G1 Website: http://jeffrow.ca · Email: jeff.row@me.com · Phone: 1-416-399-3066 1 Education 2006 and population structure of foxsnakes across spatial and temporal scales. 2003-2005 M.Sc. Biology, University (Lampropeltis triangulum). 1997-2001 B.Sc. Environmental Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. 2

  4. HNO3, N2O5, and ClONO2 enhancements after the OctoberNovember 2003 solar proton

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    Jackman, Charles H.

    HNO3, N2O5, and ClONO2 enhancements after the OctoberNovember 2003 solar proton events M. Lo-energy protons which reached the Earth and penetrated into the middle atmosphere in the polar regions solar proton events. Two distinct HNO3 enhancements were observed. An instantaneous increase of 12 ppbv

  5. Gas Hydrate Equilibria for CO2-N2 and CO2-CH4 gas mixtures Experimental studies and Thermodynamic Modelling

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Gas Hydrate Equilibria for CO2-N2 and CO2-CH4 gas mixtures Experimental studies and Thermodynamic of experimental data on the phase equilibrium of gas hydrates in the presence of binary gas mixtures comprising CO of the gas phase as well as the hydrate phase without the need to sample the hydrate. The experimental

  6. Boltzmann Equation Analysis of Electron Transport in a N2O2 Streamer Discharge Sasa Dujko1;2;3

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    Ebert, Ute

    , P. O. Box 68, Zemun, Belgrade 11080, Serbia 3 ARC Centre for AntimatterMatter Studies, School-equilibrium electrons in the leading part of the ionization front are treated by a Monte Carlo simulation while the low-energy and attachment in mixtures of molecular N2 and O2. Values and general trends in the profiles of the mean energy

  7. Waste minimization and pollution prevention awareness plan

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    Not Available

    1991-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this plan is to document the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Awareness Program. The plan specifies those activities and methods that are or will be employed to reduce the quantity and toxicity of wastes generated at the site. The intent of this plan is to respond to and comply with (DOE's) policy and guidelines concerning the need for pollution prevention. The Plan is composed of a LLNL Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Awareness Program Plan and, as attachments, Program- and Department-specific waste minimization plans. This format reflects the fact that waste minimization is considered a line management responsibility and is to be addressed by each of the Programs and Departments. 14 refs.

  8. MINIMAL VOLUME Laurent BESSI`ERES

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    Remy, Bertrand

    MINIMAL VOLUME by Laurent BESSI`ERES Abstract. -- The aim of this text is to explain some rigidity manifold, simplicial volume, global topological meth- ods (`a la Gromov). #12;2 LAURENT BESSI`ERES 1

  9. Penalty Decomposition Methods for Rank Minimization ?

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    2010-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 22, 2010 ... In Section 2, we establish some technical results on a class of rank minimization ..... Without loss of generality, assume that {( Zk. X,. . Zk ...... Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, 2009.

  10. On Quantum Channel Estimation with Minimal Resources

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    M. Zorzi; F. Ticozzi; A. Ferrante

    2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We determine the minimal experimental resources that ensure a unique solution in the estimation of trace-preserving quantum channels with both direct and convex optimization methods. A convenient parametrization of the constrained set is used to develop a globally converging Newton-type algorithm that ensures a physically admissible solution to the problem. Numerical simulations are provided to support the results, and indicate that the minimal experimental setting is sufficient to guarantee good estimates.

  11. The Parisi formula has a unique minimizer

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    Antonio Auffinger; Wei-Kuo Chen

    2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1979, G. Parisi predicted a variational formula for the thermodynamic limit of the free energy in the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model and described the role played by its minimizer. This formula was verified in the seminal work of Talagrand and later generalized to the mixed p-spin models by Panchenko. In this paper, we prove that the minimizer in Parisi's formula is unique at any temperature and external field by establishing the strict convexity of the Parisi functional.

  12. Innovative Concepts Phase I: Inorganic Membranes for CO2/N2 Separation

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    William Desisto

    2003-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Silica membranes were prepared using a novel technique of catalyzed-atomic layer deposition of silica within a mesoporous matrix. Pyridine was used to catalyze the silicon chloride attachment to the hydroxylated silica surface at room temperature. This half-reaction was followed by the hydration of the surface with water regenerating surface hydroxyls and completing one reaction cycle. The technique resulted in the self-limited pore size reduction of the mesoporous matrix to pore sizes near 1 nm. The self-limited reaction was presumed to be the exclusion of the large catalyst molecule from the pore entrance. In addition to pore size reduction, viscous flow defects were repaired without significantly reducing overall porosity of the membrane. In addition, we investigated the ability of amine-functionalization to enhance the CO{sub 2} transport in silica membranes. Specifically, we examined three synthesis techniques for functionalizing silica membranes with amino groups that resulted in different surface chemistries of the silica membranes. These differences were correlated with changes in the CO{sub 2} facilitation characteristics. It was found that high loadings of amino groups where interaction with the silica surface was minimized promoted the highest CO{sub 2} transport.

  13. Unlocking the Standard Model. IV. N=2 generations of quarks : spectrum and mixing

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    Machet, Bruno

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Glashow-Salam-Weinberg model for 2 generations of quarks is extended to 8 composite Higgs multiplets, with no adjunction of extra fermions. It is the minimal number of Higgs doublets required to suitably account, simultaneously, for the spectrum of pseudoscalar mesons that can be built with 4 quarks and for the mass of the W gauge bosons. These masses being used as input, together with elementary low energy considerations for the pions, we calculate all other parameters, masses and couplings. We focus in this work on the spectrum of the 8 Higgs bosons (which all potentially contribute to the W and quark masses), and on the mixing (Cabibbo) angle, leaving the study of couplings to a subsequent work. The Higgs bosons fall into one triplet, two doublets and one singlet. In the triplet stand three states with masses \\sqrt{2} x that of heaviest pseudoscalar meson D_s, which, for 2 generations, pushes them up to 2.80 GeV. The 2 components of the first doublet have masses close to 1.25 GeV. The singlet has a mas...

  14. Determination of the cross sections of (n,2n), (n,gamma) nuclear reactions on germanium isotopes at the energy of neutrons 13.96 MeV

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    S. V. Begun; O. G. Druzheruchenko; O. O. Pupirina; V. K. Tarakanov

    2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The cross sections of 70Ge(n,2n)69Ge, 72Ge(n,2n)71Ge, 76Ge(n,gamma)77(g+0.21m)Ge, 76Ge(n,2n)75Ge nuclear reactions were measured at the energy of neutrons 13.96(6) MeV by activation method with gamma-ray and X-ray spectra studies.

  15. N = 2 superconformal algebra in NSR string and Gepner approach to space-time supersymmetry in ten dimensions

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    Belavin, Alexander

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The fermionic NSR string possesses a hidden N = 2 superconformal algebra on the world-sheet. In this work, we show how to use an isomorphism of this algebra, the so-called spectral flow, for construction of a subspace of physical states of the string, on which space-time supersymmetry acts. This construction is an alternative to the GSO-projection in string theory.

  16. Diagnosing ions and neutrals via n=2 excited hydrogen atoms in plasmas with high electron density and low electron temperature

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    Shumack, A. E.; Schram, D. C.; Biesheuvel, J.; Goedheer, W. J.; Rooij, G. J. van [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Nieuwegein (Netherlands)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Ion and neutral parameters are determined in the high electron density, magnetized, hydrogen plasma beam of an ITER divertor relevant plasma via measurements of the n=2 excited neutrals. Ion rotation velocity (up to 7 km/s) and temperature (2-3 eV{approx}T{sub e}) are obtained from analysis of H{alpha} spectra measured close to the plasma source. The methodology for neutral density determination is explained whereby measurements in the linear plasma beam of Pilot-PSI are compared to modeling. Ground-state atomic densities are obtained via the production rate of n=2 and the optical thickness of the Lyman-{alpha} transition (escape factor {approx}0.6) and yield an ionization degree >85% and dissociation degree in the residual gas of {approx}4%. A 30% proportion of molecules with a rovibrational excitation of more than 2 eV is deduced from the production rate of n=2 atoms. This proportion increases by more than a factor of 4 for a doubling of the electron density in the transition to ITER divertor relevant electron densities, probably because of a large increase in the production and confinement of ground-state neutrals. Measurements are made using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) and absorption, the suitability of which are evaluated as diagnostics for this plasma regime. Absorption is found to have a much better sensitivity than LIF, mainly owing to competition with background emission.

  17. New Report States That Hydrokinetic Turbines Have Minimal Environmenta...

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    Report States That Hydrokinetic Turbines Have Minimal Environmental Impacts on Fish New Report States That Hydrokinetic Turbines Have Minimal Environmental Impacts on Fish August...

  18. Minimizing Lubricant-Ash Requirement and Impact on Emission Aftertreat...

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    Minimizing Lubricant-Ash Requirement and Impact on Emission Aftertreatment Systems via an Oil Conditioning Filter Minimizing Lubricant-Ash Requirement and Impact on Emission...

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    Effective Fouling Minimization Increases the Efficiency and Productivity of Refineries Effective Fouling Minimization Increases the Efficiency and Productivity of Refineries This...

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  1. Approximate error conjugation gradient minimization methods

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    Kallman, Jeffrey S

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In another embodiment, a system includes a processor for executing logic, logic for selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, logic for calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and logic for calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In other embodiments, computer program products, methods, and systems are described capable of using approximate error in constrained conjugate gradient minimization problems.

  2. Advanced pyrochemical technologies for minimizing nuclear waste

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    Bronson, M.C.; Dodson, K.E.; Riley, D.C.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking to reduce the size of the current nuclear weapons complex and consequently minimize operating costs. To meet this DOE objective, the national laboratories have been asked to develop advanced technologies that take uranium and plutonium, from retired weapons and prepare it for new weapons, long-term storage, and/or final disposition. Current pyrochemical processes generate residue salts and ceramic wastes that require aqueous processing to remove and recover the actinides. However, the aqueous treatment of these residues generates an estimated 100 liters of acidic transuranic (TRU) waste per kilogram of plutonium in the residue. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing pyrochemical techniques to eliminate, minimize, or more efficiently treat these residue streams. This paper will present technologies being developed at LLNL on advanced materials for actinide containment, reactors that minimize residues, and pyrochemical processes that remove actinides from waste salts.

  3. Permutation groups, minimal degrees and quantum computing

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    Julia Kempe; Laszlo Pyber; Aner Shalev

    2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We study permutation groups of given minimal degree without the classical primitivity assumption. We provide sharp upper bounds on the order of a permutation group of minimal degree m and on the number of its elements of any given support. These results contribute to the foundations of a non-commutative coding theory. A main application of our results concerns the Hidden Subgroup Problem for the symmetric group in Quantum Computing. We completely characterize the hidden subgroups of the symmetric group that can be distinguished from identity with weak Quantum Fourier Sampling, showing these are exactly the subgroups with bounded minimal degree. This implies that the weak standard method for the symmetric group has no advantage whatsoever over classical exhaustive search.

  4. Global minimizers for axisymmetric multiphase membranes

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    Rustum Choksi; Marco Morandotti; Marco Veneroni

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a Canham-Helfrich-type variational problem defined over closed surfaces enclosing a fixed volume and having fixed surface area. The problem models the shape of multiphase biomembranes. It consists of minimizing the sum of the Canham-Helfrich energy, in which the bending rigidities and spontaneous curvatures are now phase-dependent, and a line tension penalization for the phase interfaces. By restricting attention to axisymmetric surfaces and phase distributions, we extend our previous results for a single phase (arXiv:1202.1979) and prove existence of a global minimizer.

  5. Linearized Non-Minimal Higher Curvature Supergravity

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    Farakos, Fotis; Koutrolikos, Konstantinos

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of linearized non-minimal supergravity (20/20), we present the embedding of the $R + R^2$ model and we analyze its field spectrum. As usual, the auxiliary fields of the Einstein theory now become propagating, giving rise to additional degrees of freedom, which organize themselves into on-shell irreducible supermultiplets. By performing the analysis both in component and superspace formulations we identify the new supermultiplets. On top of the two massive chiral superfields reminiscent of the old-minimal supergravity embedding, the spectrum contains also a consistent physical, massive, vector supermultiplet and a tachyonic ghost, massive, vector supermultiplet.

  6. Linearized Non-Minimal Higher Curvature Supergravity

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    Fotis Farakos; Alex Kehagias; Konstantinos Koutrolikos

    2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of linearized non-minimal supergravity (20/20), we present the embedding of the $R + R^2$ model and we analyze its field spectrum. As usual, the auxiliary fields of the Einstein theory now become propagating, giving rise to additional degrees of freedom, which organize themselves into on-shell irreducible supermultiplets. By performing the analysis both in component and superspace formulations we identify the new supermultiplets. On top of the two massive chiral superfields reminiscent of the old-minimal supergravity embedding, the spectrum contains also a consistent physical, massive, vector supermultiplet and a tachyonic ghost, massive, vector supermultiplet.

  7. Minimizing radiation damage in nonlinear optical crystals

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    Cooke, D. Wayne (Santa Fe, NM); Bennett, Bryan L. (Los Alamos, NM); Cockroft, Nigel J. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods are disclosed for minimizing laser induced damage to nonlinear crystals, such as KTP crystals, involving various means for electrically grounding the crystals in order to diffuse electrical discharges within the crystals caused by the incident laser beam. In certain embodiments, electrically conductive material is deposited onto or into surfaces of the nonlinear crystals and the electrically conductive surfaces are connected to an electrical ground. To minimize electrical discharges on crystal surfaces that are not covered by the grounded electrically conductive material, a vacuum may be created around the nonlinear crystal.

  8. Minimizing radiation damage in nonlinear optical crystals

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    Cooke, D.W.; Bennett, B.L.; Cockroft, N.J.

    1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods are disclosed for minimizing laser induced damage to nonlinear crystals, such as KTP crystals, involving various means for electrically grounding the crystals in order to diffuse electrical discharges within the crystals caused by the incident laser beam. In certain embodiments, electrically conductive material is deposited onto or into surfaces of the nonlinear crystals and the electrically conductive surfaces are connected to an electrical ground. To minimize electrical discharges on crystal surfaces that are not covered by the grounded electrically conductive material, a vacuum may be created around the nonlinear crystal. 5 figs.

  9. Mineral minimization in nature's alternative teeth

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    Zok, Frank

    REVIEW Mineral minimization in nature's alternative teeth Christopher C. Broomell1, , Rashda K, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA Contrary to conventional wisdom, mineralization, with little to no help from mineralization. Based on biochemical analyses, three of these mouthparts, the jaws

  10. clock period selection method slack minimization criteria

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    California at Irvine, University of

    An optimal clock period selection method based on slack minimization criteria EnShou Chang Daniel the effect of clock slack on the performance of designs and present an algorithm to find a slack]: allocation, scheduling and binding. The purpose of alloca tion is to determine the number of resources

  11. Efficient wavefunction propagation by minimizing accumulated action

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    Zachary B. Walters

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a new technique to calculate the evolution of a quantum wavefunction in a chosen spatial basis by minimizing the accumulated action. Introduction of a finite temporal basis reduces the problem to a set of linear equations, while an appropriate choice of temporal basis set offers improved convergence relative to methods based on matrix exponentiation for a class of physically relevant problems.

  12. Minimize environmental impacts when replacing underground pipe

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    Miller, L.R. [Ashland Petroleum Co., Catlettsburg, KY (United States); Kroll, T.R. [Insituform Technologies, Inc., Memphis, TN (United States)

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A US refiner urgently needed to repair a 40-year-old oily-water sewer system without disrupting processing operations. Equally important, the refiner wanted to minimize soil and groundwater contamination. In this case history, the refiner elected to use an alternative method--trenchless rehabilitation--to make required underground repairs.

  13. A $\\mathcal{N}=2$ Supersymmetric $AdS_4$ Solution in M-theory with Purely Magnetic Flux

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    Yolanda Lozano; Niall T. Macpherson; Jess Montero

    2015-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We find a new $\\mathcal{N}=2$ $AdS_4$ solution in M-theory supported by purely magnetic flux via a sequence of abelian and non-abelian T-dualities. This provides the second known example in this class besides the uplift of the Pernici and Sezgin solution to 7d gauged supergravity constructed in the eighties. We compute the free energy of the solution, and show that it scales as $N^{3/2}$. It is intriguing that even though the natural holographic interpretation is in terms of M5-branes wrapped on a special Lagrangian 3-cycle, this solution does not exhibit the expected $N^3$ behavior.

  14. PET exam A 424304 20-032013 Short answers 111. Ex = Ex (O2) + Ex(N2) + Ex (unmix)

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    (303/293)+8,314*293*ln(5) = 2288,6 W Similar Ex (N2) = 3709,8 W, and Ex (unmix) = 3478,1 W Total = 9475,6 W, p effect = 63,2 %, T effect = 0,1 %, unmix effect = 36,7 %. 112. a. Electricity out = 2400 MW. Exlosses = Tgen = 293gen = 163,8 75 = 88,8 MW gen = 303,1 kW/K d. Efficiency = 75 MW/163,8 MW = 45

  15. Hybrid textures in minimal seesaw mass matrices

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    Srubabati Goswami; Subrata Khan; Atsushi Watanabe

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In the context of minimal seesaw framework, we study the implications of Dirac and Majorana mass matrices in which two rigid properties coexist, namely, equalities among mass matrix elements and texture zeros. In the first part of the study, we discuss general possibilities of the Dirac and Majorana mass matrices for neutrinos with such hybrid structures. We then classify the mass matrices into realistic textures which are compatible with global neutrino oscillation data and unrealistic ones which do not comply with the data. Among the large number of general possibilities, we find that only 6 patterns are consistent with the observations at the level of the most minimal number of free parameters. These solutions have only 2 adjustable parameters, so that all the mixing angles can be described in terms of the two mass differences or pure numbers. We analyze these textures in detail and discuss their impacts for future neutrino experiments and for leptogenesis.

  16. Measurable Maximal Energy and Minimal Time Interval

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    Eiman Abou El Dahab; Abdel Nasser Tawfik

    2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The possibility of finding the measurable maximal energy and the minimal time interval is discussed in different quantum aspects. It is found that the linear generalized uncertainty principle (GUP) approach gives a non-physical result. Based on large scale Schwarzshild solution, the quadratic GUP approach is utilized. The calculations are performed at the shortest distance, at which the general relativity is assumed to be a good approximation for the quantum gravity and at larger distances, as well. It is found that both maximal energy and minimal time have the order of the Planck time. Then, the uncertainties in both quantities are accordingly bounded. Some physical insights are addressed. Also, the implications on the physics of early Universe and on quantized mass are outlined. The results are related to the existence of finite cosmological constant and minimum mass (mass quanta).

  17. The structure of tame minimal dynamical systems

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    Eli Glasner

    2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A dynamical version of the Bourgain-Fremlin-Talagrand dichotomy shows that the enveloping semigroup of a dynamical system is either very large and contains a topological copy of $\\beta \\N$, or it is a "tame" topological space whose topology is determined by the convergence of sequences. In the latter case the dynamical system is called tame. We use the structure theory of minimal dynamical systems to show that, when the acting group is Abelian, a tame metric minimal dynamical system (i) is almost automorphic (i.e. it is an almost 1-1 extension of an equicontinuous system), and (ii) admits a unique invariant probability measure such that the corresponding measure preserving system is measure theoretically isomorphic to the Haar measure system on the maximal equicontinuous factor.

  18. Minimizing the consequences of rolling blackouts

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    Haslem, J.R. (Mayer, Brown and Platt, Los Angeles, CA (United States))

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article examines the potential political and legal consequences of rolling blackouts. Those situations under which utilities have been previously determined to be negligent are examined in order to provide ideas for avoiding those situations. Examples of legal decisions for accidental blackouts are also examined. Steps to minimize the political consequences of rolling blackouts are outlined including preparation for responding to questions regarding the situation.

  19. The Minimal Geometric Deformation Approach Extended

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    Casadio, Roberto; da Rocha, Roldao

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The minimal geometric deformation approach was introduced in order to study the exterior space-time around spherically symmetric self-gravitating systems, like stars or similar astrophysical objects as well, in the Randall-Sundrum brane-world framework. A consistent extension of this approach is developed here, which contains modifications of both the time component and the radial component of a spherically symmetric metric. A modified Schwarzschild geometry is obtained as an example of its simplest application.

  20. An algorithm for minimization of quantum cost

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    Anindita Banerjee; Anirban Pathak

    2010-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A new algorithm for minimization of quantum cost of quantum circuits has been designed. The quantum cost of different quantum circuits of particular interest (eg. circuits for EPR, quantum teleportation, shor code and different quantum arithmetic operations) are computed by using the proposed algorithm. The quantum costs obtained using the proposed algorithm is compared with the existing results and it is found that the algorithm has produced minimum quantum cost in all cases.

  1. Accretions of Dark Matter and Dark Energy onto ($n+2$)-dimensional Schwarzschild Black Hole and Morris-Thorne Wormhole

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    Ujjal Debnath

    2015-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied accretion of the dark matter and dark energy onto of $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole. The mass and the rate of change of mass for $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole have been found. We have assumed some candidates of dark energy like holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon, DBI-essence, etc. The black hole mass and the wormhole mass have been calculated in term of redshift when dark matter and above types of dark energies accrete onto them separately. We have shown that the black hole mass increases and wormhole mass decreases for holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon accretion and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass sensitively depends on the dimension. But for DBI-essence accretion, the black hole mass first increases and then decreases and the wormhole mass first decreases and then increases and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass not sensitively depends on the dimension.

  2. Accretions of Dark Matter and Dark Energy onto ($n+2$)-dimensional Schwarzschild Black Hole and Morris-Thorne Wormhole

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    Debnath, Ujjal

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied accretion of the dark matter and dark energy onto of $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole. The mass and the rate of change of mass for $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole have been found. We have assumed some candidates of dark energy like holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon, DBI-essence, etc. The black hole mass and the wormhole mass have been calculated in term of redshift when dark matter and above types of dark energies accrete onto them separately. We have shown that the black hole mass increases and wormhole mass decreases for holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon accretion and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass sensitively depends on the dimension. But for DBI-essence accretion, the black hole mass first increases and then decreases and the wormhole mass first decreases and then increases and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass...

  3. Accretions of Dark Matter and Dark Energy onto ($n+2$)-dimensional Schwarzschild Black Hole and Morris-Thorne Wormhole

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    Ujjal Debnath

    2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied accretion of the dark matter and dark energy onto of $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole. The mass and the rate of change of mass for $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole have been found. We have assumed some candidates of dark energy like holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon, DBI-essence, etc. The black hole mass and the wormhole mass have been calculated in term of redshift when dark matter and above types of dark energies accrete onto them separately. We have shown that the black hole mass increases and wormhole mass decreases for holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon accretion and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass sensitively depends on the dimension. But for DBI-essence accretion, the black hole mass first increases and then decreases and the wormhole mass first decreases and then increases and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass not sensitively depends on the dimension.

  4. The R-map and the Coupling of N=2 Tensor Multiplets in 5 and 4 Dimensions

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    M. Gunaydin; S. McReynolds; M. Zagermann

    2005-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dimensional reduction of five dimensional N=2 Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravity theories (YMESGT) coupled to tensor multiplets. The resulting 4D theories involve first order interactions among tensor and vector fields with mass terms. If the 5D gauge group, K, does not mix the 5D tensor and vector fields, the 4D tensor fields can be integrated out in favor of 4D vector fields and the resulting theory is dual to a standard 4D YMESGT. The gauge group has a block diagonal symplectic embedding and is a semi-direct product of the 5D gauge group K with a Heisenberg group of dimension (2P+1), where 2P is the number of tensor fields in five dimensions. There exists an infinite family of theories, thus obtained, whose gauge groups are pp-wave contractions of the simple noncompact groups of type SO*(2M). If, on the other hand, the 5D gauge group does mix the 5D tensor and vector fields, the resulting 4D theory is dual to a 4D YMESGT whose gauge group does, in general,NOT have a block diagonal symplectic embedding and involves additional topological terms. The scalar potentials of the dimensionally reduced theories naturally have some of the ingredients that were found necessary for stable de Sitter ground states. We comment on the relation between the known 5D and 4D, N=2 supergravities with stable de Sitter ground states.

  5. Fusion Algebras of Logarithmic Minimal Models

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    Jorgen Rasmussen; Paul A. Pearce

    2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present explicit conjectures for the chiral fusion algebras of the logarithmic minimal models LM(p,p') considering Virasoro representations with no enlarged or extended symmetry algebra. The generators of fusion are countably infinite in number but the ensuing fusion rules are quasi-rational in the sense that the fusion of a finite number of representations decomposes into a finite direct sum of representations. The fusion rules are commutative, associative and exhibit an sl(2) structure but require so-called Kac representations which are reducible yet indecomposable representations of rank 1. In particular, the identity of the fundamental fusion algebra is in general a reducible yet indecomposable Kac representation of rank 1. We make detailed comparisons of our fusion rules with the results of Gaberdiel and Kausch for p=1 and with Eberle and Flohr for (p,p')=(2,5) corresponding to the logarithmic Yang-Lee model. In the latter case, we confirm the appearance of indecomposable representations of rank 3. We also find that closure of a fundamental fusion algebra is achieved without the introduction of indecomposable representations of rank higher than 3. The conjectured fusion rules are supported, within our lattice approach, by extensive numerical studies of the associated integrable lattice models. Details of our lattice findings and numerical results will be presented elsewhere. The agreement of our fusion rules with the previous fusion rules lends considerable support for the identification of the logarithmic minimal models LM(p,p') with the augmented c_{p,p'} (minimal) models defined algebraically.

  6. Status of the minimal supersymmetric SO(10)

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    Dorsner, Ilja [Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia and Faculty of Natural Sciences, Zmaja od Bosne 33-35, 71000 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina)

    2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss status of the minimal supersymmetric SO(10) in both low and split supersymmetry regime. To demonstrate viability of the model we present a good fit of the fermion masses and their mixings. The solution needs a strongly split supersymmetry with gauginos and higgsinos around 10{sup 2} TeV, sfermions close to 10{sup 14} GeV and a GUT scale of around 6x10{sup 15} GeV. It predicts fast proton decay rates, hierarchical neutrino masses and large leptonic mixing angle sin{theta}{sub 13}{approx_equal}0.1.

  7. A Maxwell field minimally coupled to torsion

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    Nikodem J. Poplawski

    2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the Lagrangian density for a free Maxwell field, in which the electromagnetic field tensor minimally couples to the affine connection, in the Einstein-Cartan-Sciama-Kibble theory of gravity. We derive the formulae for the torsion and electromagnetic field tensors in terms of the electromagnetic potential. The divergence of the magnetic field does not vanish: the photon-torsion coupling acts like an effective magnetic monopole density. Such a coupling, which breaks U(1) gauge invariance, is significant only at extremely high energies existing in the very early Universe or inside black holes. It may, however, provide a mechanism for Dirac's quantization of electric charge.

  8. Two-Higgs Leptonic Minimal Flavour Violation

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    Botella, F J; Nebot, M; Rebelo, M N

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct extensions of the Standard Model with two Higgs doublets, where there are flavour changing neutral currents both in the quark and leptonic sectors, with their strength fixed by the fermion mixing matrices $V_{CKM}$ and $V_{PMNS}$. These models are an extension to the leptonic sector of the class of models previously considered by Branco, Grimus and Lavoura, for the quark sector. We consider both the cases of Dirac and Majorana neutrinos and identify the minimal discrete symmetry required in order to implement the models in a natural way.

  9. Minimal model for spoof acoustoelastic surface states

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    Christensen, J., E-mail: jochri@fotonik.dtu.dk; Willatzen, M. [Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark); Liang, Z. [College of Electronic Science and Technology, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen (China)

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Similar to textured perfect electric conductors for electromagnetic waves sustaining artificial or spoof surface plasmons we present an equivalent phenomena for the case of sound. Aided by a minimal model that is able to capture the complex wave interaction of elastic cavity modes and airborne sound radiation in perfect rigid panels, we construct designer acoustoelastic surface waves that are entirely controlled by the geometrical environment. Comparisons to results obtained by full-wave simulations confirm the feasibility of the model and we demonstrate illustrative examples such as resonant transmissions and waveguiding to show a few examples of many where spoof elastic surface waves are useful.

  10. Guide to Minimizing Compress-based Cooling

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGrid Integration0-1 March 2013 WHAT:Minimizing

  11. Minimal Proton Channel Enables H2 Oxidation and Production with...

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    Minimal Proton Channel Enables H2 Oxidation and Production with a Water-Soluble Nickel-Based Catalyst. Minimal Proton Channel Enables H2 Oxidation and Production with a...

  12. Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks...

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    Webinar transcript. sustainabilityglobalbiofuelswebinar.doc More Documents & Publications Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry Minimizing Risks and Maximizing...

  13. Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry Minimizing Risks...

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    nationalpresentation.pdf More Documents & Publications Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Webinar Transcript...

  14. Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks...

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    Opportunities Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Introduction slides for the webinar describing bioenergy and...

  15. Subspace Segmentation with A Minimal Squared Frobenius Norm Representation

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    Yu, Yizhou

    Minimal Squared Frobenius Norm Representa- tion (MSFNR). MSFNR performs data clustering by solving benchmark [9]. However, LRR in- volves nuclear norm1 minimization. Solving LRR re- quires computing multiple Representation (MSFNR). It employs convex optimization to perform subspace clustering. The method minimizes

  16. MINIMIZING THE PROFILE OF A SYMMETRIC MATRIX WILLIAM W. HAGER

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    Hager, William

    MINIMIZING THE PROFILE OF A SYMMETRIC MATRIX WILLIAM W. HAGER SIAM J. SCI. COMPUT. c 2002 Society for minimizing the profile of a sparse, symmetric matrix. The heuristic approaches seek to minimize the profile in an initial ordering to strictly improve the profile. Comparisons with the spectral algorithm, a level

  17. Trees and Power Lines: Minimizing Conflicts between Electric Power

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Trees and Power Lines: Minimizing Conflicts between Electric Power Infrastructure and the Urban: Minimizing Conflicts between Electric Power Infrastructure and the Urban Forest ISSUE BRIEF | March 2012 1: Minimizing Conflicts between Electric Power Infrastructure and the Urban Forest 1 Trees and overhead power

  18. Power Minimization techniques for Networked Data Centers.

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    Low, Steven; Tang, Kevin

    2011-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Our objective is to develop a mathematical model to optimize energy consumption at multiple levels in networked data centers, and develop abstract algorithms to optimize not only individual servers, but also coordinate the energy consumption of clusters of servers within a data center and across geographically distributed data centers to minimize the overall energy cost and consumption of brown energy of an enterprise. In this project, we have formulated a variety of optimization models, some stochastic others deterministic, and have obtained a variety of qualitative results on the structural properties, robustness, and scalability of the optimal policies. We have also systematically derived from these models decentralized algorithms to optimize energy efficiency, analyzed their optimality and stability properties. Finally, we have conducted preliminary numerical simulations to illustrate the behavior of these algorithms. We draw the following conclusion. First, there is a substantial opportunity to minimize both the amount and the cost of electricity consumption in a network of datacenters, by exploiting the fact that traffic load, electricity cost, and availability of renewable generation fluctuate over time and across geographical locations. Judiciously matching these stochastic processes can optimize the tradeoff between brown energy consumption, electricity cost, and response time. Second, given the stochastic nature of these three processes, real-time dynamic feedback should form the core of any optimization strategy. The key is to develop decentralized algorithms that can be implemented at different parts of the network as simple, local algorithms that coordinate through asynchronous message passing.

  19. Parallel computation of Steiner Minimal Trees

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    Harris, F.C. Jr. [Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Given a set of N cities, construct a connected network which has minimum length. The problem is simple enough, but the catch is that you are allowed to add junctions in your network. Therefore the problem becomes how many extra junctions should be added, and where should they be placed so as to minimize the overall network length. This intriguing optimization problem is known as the Steiner Minimal Tree Problem (SMT), where the junctions that are added to the network are called Steiner Points. The focus of this paper is the parallel computation for the generation of what Pawel Winter termed T-list and its implementation. This generation of T-list is followed by the extraction of the proper answer. When Winter developed his algorithm, the time for extraction dominated the overall computation time. After Cockayne and Hewgill`s work, the time to generate T-list dominated the overall computation time. The ideas we present were implemented in a program called PARSTEINER94, and the results show that the time to generate T-list has now been cut by an order of magnitude. So now the extraction time once again dominates the overall computation time.

  20. Minimally Informative Prior Distributions for PSA

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    Dana L. Kelly; Robert W. Youngblood; Kurt G. Vedros

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A salient feature of Bayesian inference is its ability to incorporate information from a variety of sources into the inference model, via the prior distribution (hereafter simply the prior). However, over-reliance on old information can lead to priors that dominate new data. Some analysts seek to avoid this by trying to work with a minimally informative prior distribution. Another reason for choosing a minimally informative prior is to avoid the often-voiced criticism of subjectivity in the choice of prior. Minimally informative priors fall into two broad classes: 1) so-called noninformative priors, which attempt to be completely objective, in that the posterior distribution is determined as completely as possible by the observed data, the most well known example in this class being the Jeffreys prior, and 2) priors that are diffuse over the region where the likelihood function is nonnegligible, but that incorporate some information about the parameters being estimated, such as a mean value. In this paper, we compare four approaches in the second class, with respect to their practical implications for Bayesian inference in Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA). The most commonly used such prior, the so-called constrained noninformative prior, is a special case of the maximum entropy prior. This is formulated as a conjugate distribution for the most commonly encountered aleatory models in PSA, and is correspondingly mathematically convenient; however, it has a relatively light tail and this can cause the posterior mean to be overly influenced by the prior in updates with sparse data. A more informative prior that is capable, in principle, of dealing more effectively with sparse data is a mixture of conjugate priors. A particular diffuse nonconjugate prior, the logistic-normal, is shown to behave similarly for some purposes. Finally, we review the so-called robust prior. Rather than relying on the mathematical abstraction of entropy, as does the constrained noninformative prior, the robust prior places a heavy-tailed Cauchy prior on the canonical parameter of the aleatory model.

  1. European Journal of Soil Science, December 2010, 61, 903913 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2009.01217.x Towards an agronomic assessment of N2O emissions

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    van Kessel, Chris

    Towards an agronomic assessment of N2O emissions: a case study for arable crops J . W . V a n G r o e n i. Commonly, N2O emissions are expressed as a function of N application rate. This suggests that smaller fertilizer applications always lead to smaller N2O emissions. Here we argue that, because of global demand

  2. On how nanomechanical systems can minimize dissipation

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    Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi; Kay Schwieger

    2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Information processing machines at the nanoscales are unavoidably affected by thermal fluctuations. Efficient design requires understanding how nanomachines can operate at minimal energy dissipation. In this letter we focus on mechanical systems controlled by smoothly varying potential forces. We show that optimal control equations come about in a natural way if the energy cost to manipulate the potential is taken into account. When such cost becomes negligible, the optimal control strategy can be constructed by transparent geometrical methods and recovers the solution of optimal mass transport equations in the overdamped limit. Our equations are equivalent to hierarchies of kinetic equations of a form well-known in the theory of dilute gases. From our results, optimal strategies for energy efficient nanosystems may be devised

  3. Minimal five dimensional supergravities and complex geometries

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    Herdeiro, Carlos A. R. [Departamento Fisica, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade do Porto e Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal)

    2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the relation between solutions admitting Killing spinors of minimal super-gravities in five dimensions, both timelike and null, and complex geometries. For the timelike solutions the results may be summarised as follows. In the ungauged case (vanishing cosmological constant {Lambda} 0) the solutions are determined in terms of a hyper-Kaehler base space; in the gauged case ({Lambda}<0) the complex geometry is Kaehler; in the de Sitter case ({Lambda}>0) the complex geometry is hyper-Kaehler with torsion (HKT). For the null solutions we shall focus on the de Sitter case, for which the solutions are determined by a constrained Einstein-Weyl 3-geometry called Gauduchon-Tod space. The method for constructing explicit solutions is discussed in each case.

  4. Twisted compactification of N=2 5D SCFTs to three and two dimensions from F(4) gauged supergravity

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    Karndumri, Parinya

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study supersymmetric $AdS_4\\times \\Sigma_2$ and $AdS_3\\times \\Sigma_3$ solutions in half-maximal gauged supergravity in six dimensions with $SU(2)_R\\times SU(2)$ gauge group. The gauged supergravity is obtained by coupling three vector multiplets to the pure $F(4)$ gauged supergravity. The $SU(2)_R$ R-symmetry together with the $SO(3)\\sim SU(2)$ symmetry of the vector multiplets are gauged. The resulting gauged supergravity admits supersymmetric $AdS_6$ critical points with $SO(4)\\sim SU(2)\\times SU(2)$ and $SO(3)\\sim SU(2)_{\\textrm{diag}}$ symmetries. The former corresponds to five-dimensional $N=2$ superconformal field theories (SCFTs) with $E_1\\sim SU(2)$ symmetry. We find new classes of supersymmetric $AdS_4\\times \\Sigma_2$ and $AdS_3\\times \\Sigma_3$ solutions with $\\Sigma_{2,3}$ being $S^{2,3}$ and $H^{2,3}$. These solutions describe SCFTs in three and two dimensions obtained from twisted compactifications of the aforementioned five-dimensional SCFTs with different numbers of unbroken supersymmetry an...

  5. The R-map and the Coupling of N=2 Tensor Multiplets in 5 and 4 Dimensions

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    Gnaydin, M; Zagermann, M

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dimensional reduction of five dimensional N=2 Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravity theories (YMESGT) coupled to tensor multiplets. The resulting 4D theories involve first order interactions among tensor and vector fields with mass terms. If the 5D gauge group, K, does not mix the 5D tensor and vector fields, the 4D tensor fields can be integrated out in favor of 4D vector fields and the resulting theory is dual to a standard 4D YMESGT. The gauge group has a block diagonal symplectic embedding and is a semi-direct product of the 5D gauge group K with a Heisenberg group of dimension (2P+1), where 2P is the number of tensor fields in five dimensions. There exists an infinite family of theories, thus obtained, whose gauge groups are pp-wave contractions of the simple noncompact groups of type SO*(2M). If, on the other hand, the 5D gauge group does mix the 5D tensor and vector fields, the resulting 4D theory is dual to a 4D YMESGT whose gauge group does, in general,NOT have a block diagonal symplectic emb...

  6. Fermion EDMs with Minimal Flavor Violation

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    Xiao-Gang He; Chao-Jung Lee; Siao-Fong Li; Jusak Tandean

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the electric dipole moments (EDMs) of fermions in the standard model supplemented with right-handed neutrinos and its extension including neutrino seesaw mechanism under the framework of minimal flavor violation (MFV). In the quark sector, we find that the current experimental bound on the neutron EDM does not yield a significant restriction on the scale of MFV. In addition, we consider how MFV may affect the contribution of the strong theta-term to the neutron EDM. For the leptons, the existing EDM data also do not lead to strict limits if neutrinos are Dirac particles. On the other hand, if neutrinos are Majorana in nature, we find that the constraints become substantially stronger. Moreover, the results of the latest search for the electron EDM by the ACME Collaboration are sensitive to the MFV scale of order a few hundred GeV or higher. We also look at constraints from $CP$-violating electron-nucleon interactions that have been probed in atomic and molecular EDM searches.

  7. Hazardous waste minimization report for CY 1986

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    Kendrick, C.M.

    1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a multipurpose research and development facility. Its primary role is the support of energy technology through applied research and engineering development and scientific research in basic and physical sciences. ORNL also is a valuable resource in the solution of problems of national importance, such as nuclear and chemical waste management. In addition, useful radioactive and stable isotopes which are unavailable from the private sector are produced at ORNL. As a result of these activities, hazardous, radioactive, and mixed wastes are generated at ORNL. A formal hazardous waste minimization program for ORNL was launched in mid 1985 in response to the requirements of Section 3002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). During 1986, a task plan was developed. The six major tasks include: planning and implementation of a laboratory-wide chemical inventory and the subsequent distribution, treatment, storage, and/or disposal (TSD) of unneeded chemicals; establishment and implementation of a distribution system for surplus chemicals to other (internal and external) organizations; training and communication functions necessary to inform and motivate laboratory personnel; evaluation of current procurement and tracking systems for hazardous materials and recommendation and implementation of improvements; systematic review of applicable current and proposed ORNL procedures and ongoing and proposed activities for waste volume and/or toxicity reduction potential; and establishment of criteria by which to measure progress and reporting of significant achievements. 8 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

  8. Minimizing or eliminating refueling of nuclear reactor

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    Doncals, Richard A. (Washington, PA); Paik, Nam-Chin (Pittsburgh, PA); Andre, Sandra V. (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA); Porter, Charles A. (Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, PA); Rathbun, Roy W. (Greensburg, PA); Schwallie, Ambrose L. (Greensburg, PA); Petras, Diane S. (Penn Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand for refueling of a liquid metal fast nuclear reactor having a life of 30 years is eliminated or reduced to intervals of at least 10 years by operating the reactor at a low linear-power density, typically 2.5 kw/ft of fuel rod, rather than 7.5 or 15 kw/ft, which is the prior art practice. So that power of the same magnitude as for prior art reactors is produced, the volume of the core is increased. In addition, the height of the core and it diameter are dimensioned so that the ratio of the height to the diameter approximates 1 to the extent practicable considering the requirement of control and that the pressure drop in the coolant shall not be excessive. The surface area of a cylinder of given volume is a minimum if the ratio of the height to the diameter is 1. By minimizing the surface area, the leakage of neutrons is reduced. By reducing the linear-power density, increasing core volume, reducing fissile enrichment and optimizing core geometry, internal-core breeding of fissionable fuel is substantially enhanced. As a result, core operational life, limited by control worth requirements and fuel burnup capability, is extended up to 30 years of continuous power operation.

  9. Vibrational Spectroscopy of Mass-Selected [UO2(ligand)n]2+ Complexes in the Gas Phase: Comparison with Theory

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    Gary S. Groenewold; Anita K. Gianotto

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The gas-phase infrared spectra of discrete uranyl ([UO2]2+) complexes ligated with acetone and/or acetonitrile were used to evaluate systematic trends of ligation on the position of the OdUdO stretch and to enable rigorous comparison with the results of computational studies. Ionic uranyl complexes isolated in a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer were fragmented via infrared multiphoton dissociation using a free electron laser scanned over the mid-IR wavelengths. The asymmetric OdUdO stretching frequency was measured at 1017 cm-1 for [UO2(CH3COCH3)2]2+ and was systematically red shifted to 1000 and 988 cm-1 by the addition of a third and fourth acetone ligand, respectively, which was consistent with increased donation of electron density to the uranium center in complexes with higher coordination number. The values generated computationally using LDA, B3LYP, and ZORA-PW91 were in good agreement with experimental measurements. In contrast to the uranyl frequency shifts, the carbonyl frequencies of the acetone ligands were progressively blue shifted as the number of ligands increased from two to four and approached that of free acetone. This observation was consistent with the formation of weaker noncovalent bonds between uranium and the carbonyl oxygen as the extent of ligation increases. Similar trends were observed for [UO2(CH3CN)n]2+ complexes, although the uranyl asymmetric stretching frequencies were greater than those measured for acetone complexes having equivalent coordination, which is consistent with the fact that acetonitrile is a weaker nucleophile than is acetone. This conclusion was confirmed by the uranyl stretching frequencies measured for mixed acetone/acetonitrile complexes, which showed that substitution of one acetone for one acetonitrile produced a modest red shift of 3-6 cm-1.

  10. An Outcome Space Algorithm for Minimizing the Product of Two ...

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    2011-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 24, 2011 ... Primary: 90 C29; Secondary: 90 C26. Key words. global optimization problem, efficient point, outcome set, minimizing the product of two convex...

  11. Gradient methods for convex minimization: better rates under ...

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    Hui Zhang

    2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 20, 2013 ... Gradient methods for convex minimization: better rates under weaker conditions. Hui Zhang(hhuuii.zhang ***at*** gmail.com)

  12. Greening PCB Drilling Process: Burr Minimization and Other Strategies

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    Huang, Yu-Chu; Linke, Barbara; Bhandari, Binayak; Ahn, Sung-Hoon; Dornfeld, David

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Analytical Model for Drilling Burr Formation in DuctileJ. and Chen, L. , Drilling Burr Formation in Titaniumfor Burr Minimization in Drilling, PhD dissertation, The

  13. Extended Barzilai-Borwein method for unconstrained minimization ...

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    2008-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    May 20, 2008 ... Many researchers study the gradient method for minimizing a strictly ...... gence of the nonmonotone conjugate gradient method, and Raydan...

  14. Parallel Computation of the Minimal Elements of a Poset

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    Leiserson, Charles E.

    Computing the minimal elements of a partially ordered finite set (poset) is a fundamental problem in combinatorics with numerous applications such as polynomial expression optimization, transversal hypergraph generation ...

  15. Not Even Decoupling Can Save Minimal Supersymmetric SU(5)

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    Hitoshi Murayama; Aaron Pierce

    2001-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We make explicit the statement that Minimal Supersymmetric SU(5) has been excluded by the Super-Kamiokande search for the process $p \\to K^{+} \\overline{\

  16. Optimization Online - An Outcome Space Algorithm for Minimizing ...

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    Thi Bach Kim NGUYEN

    2011-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 24, 2011 ... ... of minimizing the product of two convex functions over a compact ... Keywords: global optimization problem, efficient point, outcome set,...

  17. Optimization Online - Nuclear norm minimization for the planted ...

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    Brendan Ames

    2009-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 21, 2009 ... Nuclear norm minimization for the planted clique and biclique problems. Brendan Ames(bpames ***at*** math.uwaterloo.ca) Stephen...

  18. Analysis of Minimizers of the Lawrence-Doniach Energy for ...

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    2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    an asymptotic formula for the minimum Lawrence-Doniach energy as e and the ... In this case, an analysis of the behavior of energy minimizers and their.

  19. On Minimizing the Energy Consumption of an Electrical Vehicle

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    Abdelkader Merakeb

    2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 20, 2011 ... The problem that we focus on, is the minimization of the energy consumption of an electrical vehicle achievable on a given driving cycle.

  20. Optimization Online - Minimizing Risk Exposure when the Choice of ...

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    Erick Delage

    2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 30, 2015 ... Minimizing Risk Exposure when the Choice of a Risk Measure is Ambiguous. Erick Delage(erick.delage ***at*** hec.ca) Jonathan Y.

  1. Enhanced Optomechanical Levitation of Minimally Supported Dielectrics

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    Tina Mller; Christoph Reinhardt; Jack C. Sankey

    2015-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Optically levitated mechanical sensors promise isolation from thermal noise far beyond what is possible using flexible materials alone. One way to access this potential is to apply a strong optical trap to a minimally supported mechanical element, thereby increasing its quality factor $Q_m$. Current schemes, however, require prohibitively high laser power ($\\sim10$ W), and the $Q_m$ enhancement is ultimately limited to a factor of $\\sim$ 50 by hybridization between the trapped mode and the dissipative modes of the supporting structure. Here we propose a levitation scheme taking full advantage of an optical resonator to reduce the circulating power requirements by many orders of magnitude. Applying this scheme to the case of a dielectric disk in a Fabry-Perot cavity, we find a tilt-based tuning mechanism for optimizing both center-of-mass and torsional mode traps. Notably, the two modes are trapped with comparable efficiency, and we estimate that a 10-micron-diameter, 100-nm-thick Si disc could be trapped to a frequency of $\\sim$ 10 MHz with only $30$ mW circulating in a cavity of (modest) finesse 1500. Finally, we simulate the effect such a strong trap would have on a realistic doubly-tethered disc. Of central importance, we find torsional motion is comparatively immune to $Q_m$-limiting hybridization, allowing a $Q_m$ enhancement factor of $\\sim$ 1500. This opens the possibility of realizing a laser-tuned 10 MHz mechanical system with a quality factor of order a billion.

  2. Off-shell Invariant D=N=2 Twisted Super Yang-Mills Theory with a Gauged Central Charge without Constraints

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    Asaka, Keisuke; Kawamoto, Noboru; Miyake, Akiko

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We formulate N=2 twisted super Yang-Mills theory with a gauged central charge by superconnection formalism in two dimensions. We obtain off-shell invariant supermultiplets and actions with and without constraints, which is in contrast with the off-shell invariant D=N=4 super Yang-Mills formulation with unavoidable constraints.

  3. Off-shell Invariant D=N=2 Twisted Super Yang-Mills Theory with a Gauged Central Charge without Constraints

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    Keisuke Asaka; Junji Kato; Noboru Kawamoto; Akiko Miyake

    2013-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We formulate N=2 twisted super Yang-Mills theory with a gauged central charge by superconnection formalism in two dimensions. We obtain off-shell invariant supermultiplets and actions with and without constraints, which is in contrast with the off-shell invariant D=N=4 super Yang-Mills formulation with unavoidable constraints.

  4. Optical Nonlinearity in Ar and N2 near the Ionization Threshold J. K. Wahlstrand, Y.-H. Cheng, Y.-H. Chen, and H. M. Milchberg

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    Milchberg, Howard

    Optical Nonlinearity in Ar and N2 near the Ionization Threshold J. K. Wahlstrand, Y.-H. Cheng, Y measure the nonlinear optical response in argon and nitrogen in a thin gas target to laser intensities.103901 PACS numbers: 42.65.An, 42.65.Jx, 42.65.Re The optical Kerr effect, the intensity-dependent refrac

  5. A Tungsten(VI) Nitride Having a W2(-N)2 Core Zachary J. Tonzetich, Richard R. Schrock,* Keith M. Wampler, Brad C. Bailey,

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    Mller, Peter

    A Tungsten(VI) Nitride Having a W2(-N)2 Core Zachary J. Tonzetich, Richard R. Schrock,* Keith M-331, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 Received September 27, 2007 The tungsten that the tungsten alkylidyne species W(C-t-Bu)(CH2-t-Bu)(OAr)2 (Ar ) 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) can be prepared readily

  6. King Air flight RICO 2004/12/13 page 1 King Air N2UW flight report for December 13, 2004

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    Vali, Gabor

    repair of the air conditioner on the aircraft, a test flight was needed and was to be transformedKing Air flight RICO 2004/12/13 page 1 King Air N2UW flight report for December 13, 2004 Crew: Drew, Vali, Oolman, Glover After

  7. An AdS{sub 3} dual for minimal model CFTs

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    Gaberdiel, Matthias R. [School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, ETH Zurich, CH-8093 Zuerich (Switzerland); Gopakumar, Rajesh [Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad, 211019 (India)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a duality between the 2d W{sub N} minimal models in the large N't Hooft limit, and a family of higher spin theories on AdS{sub 3}. The 2d conformal field theories (CFTs) can be described as Wess-Zumino-Witten coset models, and include, for N=2, the usual Virasoro unitary series. The dual bulk theory contains, in addition to the massless higher spin fields, two complex scalars (of equal mass). The mass is directly related to the 't Hooft coupling constant of the dual CFT. We give convincing evidence that the spectra of the two theories match precisely for all values of the 't Hooft coupling. We also show that the renormalization group flows in the 2d CFT agree exactly with the usual AdS/CFT prediction of the gravity theory. Our proposal is in many ways analogous to the Klebanov-Polyakov conjecture for an AdS{sub 4} dual for the singlet sector of large N vector models.

  8. Resource Minimized Static Mapping and Dynamic Scheduling of SDF Graphs

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    Ha, Soonhoi

    Resource Minimized Static Mapping and Dynamic Scheduling of SDF Graphs Jinwoo Kim, Tae-ho Shin than the previous approaches. Keywords-Mapping, buffer size minimization, SDF graph, dynamic scheduling a model-based approach based on SDF (synchronous data flow) model. Since the parallelism of an application

  9. Monitoring Massive Appliances by a Minimal Number of Smart Meters

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    Wang, Yongcai

    56 Monitoring Massive Appliances by a Minimal Number of Smart Meters YONGCAI WANG, XIAOHONG HAO. This article presents a framework for deploying a minimal number of smart meters to accurately track the ON of required smart meters is studied by an entropy-based approach, which qualifies the impact of meter

  10. A MINIMAL MODEL OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN THE BRAIN

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    a minimal model of energy management inside a single cortical area, featuring local energy storage a simple model for energy man- agement within a single cortical area. By energy management, we mean a setA MINIMAL MODEL OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN THE BRAIN Florian A. Dehmelt, Christian K. Machens Group

  11. Coding-based Energy Minimization for Phase Change Memory

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    -1-4503-1199-1/12/06 ...$10.00. states of the phase-change material. In one state, the ma- terial is amorphous with a highCoding-based Energy Minimization for Phase Change Memory Azalia Mirhoseini Electrical and Computer Phase Change Memory write energy. Our method minimizes the energy required for memory rewrites

  12. PSYCHOACOUSTICALLY CONSTRAINED AND DISTORTION MINIMIZED SPEECH ENHANCEMENT ALGORITHM

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    Yoo, Chang D.

    PSYCHOACOUSTICALLY CONSTRAINED AND DISTORTION MINIMIZED SPEECH ENHANCEMENT ALGORITHM Seokhwan Jo minimized speech enhancement algorithm is considered. In general, noise reduction leads to speech distortion, and thus, the goal of an enhancement al- gorithm should reduce noise and speech distortion so that both

  13. Harmonic minimization waveforms for modulated heating experiments at HAARP

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    Harmonic minimization waveforms for modulated heating experiments at HAARP G. Jin,1 M. Spasojevic,1), Harmonic minimization waveforms for modulated heating experiments at HAARP, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A11315 and Stubbe [1984], and Milikh et al. [1999]. The High Fre- quency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP

  14. Techniques and Technology Article Optimizing Radio Retention and Minimizing Radio

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Techniques and Technology Article Optimizing Radio Retention and Minimizing Radio Impacts the duration of transmitter attachment and minimizing the impacts of radios on the behavior and demography of the study animal. We tested 4 methods of radio attachment for a breeding population of upland sandpipers

  15. Minimal Replication Cost for Availability Computer Science Department

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    Vahdat, Amin

    Minimal Replication Cost for Availability Haifeng Yu Computer Science Department Duke University by availability rather than raw performance. To better understand the e ects of replica placement on avail- ability, we propose the problem of minimal replication cost for availability. Let replication cost

  16. CIRCLES MINIMIZE MOST KNOT ENERGIES AARON ABRAMS, JASON CANTARELLA1

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    Howard, Ralph

    GHOMI, AND RALPH HOWARD3 ABSTRACT. We define a new class of knot energies (known as renormalizationCIRCLES MINIMIZE MOST KNOT ENERGIES AARON ABRAMS, JASON CANTARELLA1 , JOSEPH H. G. FU2 , MOHAMMAD energies) and prove that a broad class of these energies are uniquely minimized by the round circle. Most

  17. Characterizing and computing minimal cograph completions Daniel Lokshtanov

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    Fomin, Fedor V.

    to often be good enough for practical purposes [4, 2]. In addition, the study of minimal completions gives to pick the one in the sample with fewest fill edges and have good chances to produce a completion closeCharacterizing and computing minimal cograph completions Daniel Lokshtanov Federico Mancini Charis

  18. UMASS: DWT INSTITUTE Jim Malley UV DISINFECTION Minimizing DBPs With

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    DBPs formed in the distribution system Switching to chloramines with a short chlorine C*T Switching Minimization strategy develop an understanding of why your specific system is generating higher than allowed constraints and operational skill and reliability Try to minimize Chlorine use as a pre

  19. Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use

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    1 Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use in Delivering Thermal Comfort-AC02-05CH11231. #12;Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use in Delivering thermal comfort through a different low energy space conditioning mechanism than would otherwise

  20. Waste Minimization Study on Pyrochemical Reprocessing Processes

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    Boussier, H.; Conocar, O.; Lacquement, J. [CEA/DEN Valrho Marcoule/DRCP/SCPS/Pyrochemical Processes Laboratory, BP 17171 30207 Bagnols-sur-Ceze (France)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ideally a new pyro-process should not generate more waste, and should be at least as safe and cost effective as the hydrometallurgical processes currently implemented at industrial scale. This paper describes the thought process, the methodology and some results obtained by process integration studies to devise potential pyro-processes and to assess their capability of achieving this challenging objective. As example the assessment of a process based on salt/metal reductive extraction, designed for the reprocessing of Generation IV carbide spent fuels, is developed. Salt/metal reductive extraction uses the capability of some metals, aluminum in this case, to selectively reduce actinide fluorides previously dissolved in a fluoride salt bath. The reduced actinides enter the metal phase from which they are subsequently recovered; the fission products remain in the salt phase. In fact, the process is not so simple, as it requires upstream and downstream subsidiary steps. All these process steps generate secondary waste flows representing sources of actinide leakage and/or FP discharge. In aqueous processes the main solvent (nitric acid solution) has a low boiling point and evaporate easily or can be removed by distillation, thereby leaving limited flow containing the dissolved substance behind to be incorporated in a confinement matrix. From the point of view of waste generation, one main handicap of molten salt processes, is that the saline phase (fluoride in our case) used as solvent is of same nature than the solutes (radionuclides fluorides) and has a quite high boiling point. So it is not so easy, than it is with aqueous solutions, to separate solvent and solutes in order to confine only radioactive material and limit the final waste flows. Starting from the initial block diagram devised two years ago, the paper shows how process integration studies were able to propose process fittings which lead to a reduction of the waste variety and flows leading at an 'ideal' new block diagram allowing internal solvent recycling, and self eliminating reactants. This new flowsheet minimizes the quantity of inactive inlet flows that would have inevitably to be incorporated in a final waste form. The study identifies all knowledge gaps to be filled and suggest some possible R and D issues to confirm or infirm the feasibility of the proposed process fittings. (authors)

  1. National Institutes of Health: Mixed waste minimization and treatment

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    NONE

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission requested the US Department of Energy`s National Low-Level Waste Management Program (NLLWMP) to assist the biomedical community in becoming more knowledgeable about its mixed waste streams, to help minimize the mixed waste stream generated by the biomedical community, and to identify applicable treatment technologies for these mixed waste streams. As the first step in the waste minimization process, liquid low-level radioactive mixed waste (LLMW) streams generated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were characterized and combined into similar process categories. This report identifies possible waste minimization and treatment approaches for the LLMW generated by the biomedical community identified in DOE/LLW-208. In development of the report, on site meetings were conducted with NIH personnel responsible for generating each category of waste identified as lacking disposal options. Based on the meetings and general waste minimization guidelines, potential waste minimization options were identified.

  2. Electrochimica Acta 53 (2008) 63376343 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental a b s t r a c t Gas purge intended to minimize residual water in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell Acta journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/electacta Water removal from a PEFC during gas purge April 2008 Keywords: Automotive fuel cells Gas purge Water removal High-frequency resistance

  3. Analyzing the Trade-offs Between Minimizing Makespan and Minimizing Energy Consumption in a Heterogeneous Resource Allocation Problem

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    Maciejewski, Anthony A.

    @engr.colostate.edu, wcoliver@rams.colostate.edu, HJ@colostate.edu, aam@colostate.edu Abstract--The energy consumption of data a new data center in Manhattan [3]. To battle the rising costs of energy consumption, it is es- sentialAnalyzing the Trade-offs Between Minimizing Makespan and Minimizing Energy Consumption

  4. Green Roof Media Selection forGreen Roof Media Selection for the Minimization of Pollutantthe Minimization of Pollutant

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    Clark, Shirley E.

    1 Green Roof Media Selection forGreen Roof Media Selection for the Minimization of Pollutantthe Minimization of Pollutant Loadings in Roof RunoffLoadings in Roof Runoff Brett LongBrett Long Shirley Clark for Green Roof Research Green Roofs:Green Roofs: The New BMP (at least in the US)The New BMP (at least

  5. Hydrogen atom in momentum space with a minimal length

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    Djamil Bouaziz; Nourredine Ferkous

    2010-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A momentum representation treatment of the hydrogen atom problem with a generalized uncertainty relation,which leads to a minimal length ({\\Delta}X_{i})_{min}= \\hbar \\sqrt(3{\\beta}+{\\beta}'), is presented. We show that the distance squared operator can be factorized in the case {\\beta}'=2{\\beta}. We analytically solve the s-wave bound-state equation. The leading correction to the energy spectrum caused by the minimal length depends on \\sqrt{\\beta}. An upper bound for the minimal length is found to be about 10^{-9} fm.

  6. Inflationary models with non-minimally derivative coupling

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    Yang, Nan; Gong, Yungui

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive the second order correction to the scalar and tensor spectral tilts for the inflationary models with non-minimally derivative coupling. The non-minimally kinetic coupling to Einstein tensor brings the energy scale in the inflationary models down to be sub-Planckian. In the high friction limit, the Lyth bound is modified with an extra suppression factor, so that the field excursion of the inflaton is sub-Planckian. The inflationary models with non-minimally derivative coupling are more consistent with observations.

  7. Inflationary models with non-minimally derivative coupling

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    Nan Yang; Qing Gao; Yungui Gong

    2015-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive the second order correction to the scalar and tensor spectral tilts for the inflationary models with non-minimally derivative coupling. The non-minimally kinetic coupling to Einstein tensor brings the energy scale in the inflationary models down to be sub-Planckian. In the high friction limit, the Lyth bound is modified with an extra suppression factor, so that the field excursion of the inflaton is sub-Planckian. The inflationary models with non-minimally derivative coupling are more consistent with observations.

  8. Quantum Process Tomography via L1-norm Minimization

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    Robert L. Kosut

    2009-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    For an initially well designed but imperfect quantum information system, the process matrix is almost sparse in an appropriate basis. Existing theory and associated computational methods (L1-norm minimization) for reconstructing sparse signals establish conditions under which the sparse signal can be perfectly reconstructed from a very limited number of measurements (resources). Although a direct extension to quantum process tomography of the L1-norm minimization theory has not yet emerged, the numerical examples presented here, which apply L1-norm minimization to quantum process tomography, show a significant reduction in resources to achieve a desired estimation accuracy over existing methods.

  9. 15N2 formation and fast oxygen isotope exchange during pulsed 15N18O exposure of MnOx/CeO2

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    Kwak, Ja Hun; Szanyi, Janos

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulsing 15N18O onto an annealed 1% Mn16Ox/Ce16O2 catalyst resulted in very fast oxygen isotope exchange and 15N2 formation at 295 K. In the 1st 15N18O pulse, due to the presence of large number of surface oxygen defects, extensive 15N218O and 15N2 formations were observed. In subsequent pulses oxygen isotope exchange dominated as a result of highly labile oxygen in the oxide. We gratefully acknowledge the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy/Vehicle Technologies Program for the support of this work. The research described in this paper was performed at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility sponsored by the DOEs Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL is operated for the US DOE by Battelle.

  10. Multielectron effects in high harmonic generation in N_2 and benzene: simulation using a non-adiabatic quantum molecular dynamics approach for laser-molecule interactions

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    Dundas, Daniel

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mixed quantum-classical approach is introduced which allows the dynamically response of molecules driven far from equilibrium to be modeled. This method is applied here to the interaction of molecules with intense, short-duration laser pulses. The electronic response of the molecule is described using time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) and the resulting Kohn-Sham equations are solved numerically using finite difference techniques in conjunction with local and global adaptations of an underlying grid in curvilinear coordinates. Using this approach, simulations can be carried out for a wide range of molecules and both all-electron and pseudopotential calculations can be performed. The approach is applied to the study of high harmonic generation in N_2 and benzene using linearly-polarized laser pulses and to the best of our knowledge, the results for benzene represent the first TDDFT calculations of high harmonic generation in benzene using linearly polarized laser pulses. For N_2 an enhancement ...

  11. 207Pb(n,2n{gamma})206Pb Cross-Section Measurements by In-Beam Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy

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    Baumann, P.; Kerveno, M.; Rudolf, G. [IReS, IN2P3, Strasbourg (France); Borcea, C. [EC, JRC, IRMM, Geel (Belgium); NIPNE, Bucarest (Romania); Jericha, E. [Technische Universitaet Wien, Wien (Austria); Jokic, S. [INN Vinca, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Lukic, S. [IReS, IN2P3, Strasbourg (France); INN Vinca, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Mihailescu, L. C.; Plompen, A. J. M. [EC, JRC, IRMM, Geel (Belgium); Pavlik, A. [Universitaet Wien, Vienna (Austria)

    2006-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    207Pb(n,2n{gamma})206Pb cross section were measured for incident neutron energies between 6 and 20 MeV with the white neutron beam produced at GELINA. The {gamma}-ray production cross section for the main transition (803 keV, 2+{yields} 0+) in 206Pb is compared to results obtained at Los Alamos and to the TALYS and EMPIRE-II code predictions.

  12. Powerplant Technology Problem 3-2: Fuel oils generally are a mix of components such as CnH2n+2 (see Table 4-4

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    Table 4-4 on page 147); to convert from a mass-analysis to moles-per-pound-of-fuel, we need to introduce.499N2 (a.) The total of 0.666 lbmole of gas produced by this combustion of one lbm of fuel, includes condensation if the temperature dropped to or below 135.6o F. (b.) The amount of sulfurous acid produced from

  13. Topologically Stratified Energy Minimizers in a Product Abelian Field Theory

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    Han, Xiaosen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recently developed product Abelian gauge field theory by Tong and Wong hosting magnetic impurities is reformulated into an extended model that allows the coexistence of vortices and anti-vortices. The two Abelian gauge fields in the model induce two species of magnetic vortex-lines resulting from $N_s$ vortices and $P_s$ anti-vortices ($s=1,2$) realized as the zeros and poles of two complex-valued Higgs fields, respectively. An existence theorem is established for the governing equations over a compact Riemann surface $S$ which states that a solution with prescribed $N_1, N_2$ vortices and $P_1,P_2$ anti-vortices of two designated species exists if and only if the inequalities \\[ \\left|N_1+N_2-(P_1+P_2)\\right|area of $S$. The minimum energy of these solutions is shown to assume the explicit value \\...

  14. Minimizing electricity costs with an auxiliary generator using stochastic programming

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    Rafiuly, Paul, 1976-

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses the problem of minimizing a facility's electricity costs by generating optimal responses using an auxiliary generator as the parameter of the control systems. The-goal of the thesis is to find an ...

  15. Multi-level logic minimization through fault dictionary analysis

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    Mehler, Ronald W

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in some cases can then be eliminated. Data gathered using these techniques show that matrix analysis is a powerful tool that produces minimization results in selected benchmark circuits superior to any previously published academic work. The algorithm...

  16. Trends and Opportunities in Industrial Hazardous Waste Minimization

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    Atlas, M.

    This paper describes trends and opportunities in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste minimization. It uses U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data gathered since 1989 from over 20,000 facilities that account for almost all...

  17. Scheduling to minimize power consumption using submodular functions

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    Zadimoghaddam, Morteza

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop logarithmic approximation algorithms for extremely general formulations of multiprocessor multi-interval offline task scheduling to minimize power usage. Here each processor has an arbitrary specified power ...

  18. Minimizing High Spatial Frequency Residual in Active Space Telescope Mirrors

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    . Miller June 2008 SSL # 4-08 #12;#12;Minimizing High Spatial Frequency Residual in Active Space Telescope Mirrors Thomas Gray, David W. Miller June 2008 SSL # 4-08 This work is based on the unaltered text

  19. Structural Genomics of Minimal Organisms: Pipeline and Results

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    Kim, Sung-Hou

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of recombinant proteins. J. Struct. Funct. Genomics 5:69-74.proteins. J. Struct. Funct. Genomics 5:69-74. Oganesyan,Structural Genomics of Minimal Organisms: Pipeline and

  20. Minimally intrusive strategies for fault detection and energy monitoring

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    Cox, Robert Williams, 1979-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses the need for automated monitoring systems that rely on minimally intrusive sensor arrays. The monitoring techniques employed in this thesis require fewer sensors because they take a different approach ...

  1. Structural Genomics of Minimal Organisms: Pipeline and Results

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    Kim, Sung-Hou

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Minimal Organisms: Pipeline and Results Sung-Hou Kim*,~500 genes, respectively). Pipeline: To achieve our mission,determination. Over all pipeline schemes for the single-path

  2. Annual Waste Minimization Summary Report, Calendar Year 2008

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    NSTec Environmental Management

    2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the waste minimization efforts undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), during calendar year 2008.

  3. Geothermal Power Plants Minimizing Land Use and Impact

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    For energy production and development, geothermal power plants don't use much land compared to coal and nuclear power plants. And the environmental impact upon the land they use is minimal.

  4. Absolutely minimal Lipschitz extension of tree-valued mappings

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    Naor, Assaf

    We prove that every Lipschitz function from a subset of a locally compact length space to a metric tree has a unique absolutely minimal Lipschitz extension (AMLE). We relate these extensions to a stochastic game called ...

  5. Droplet minimizers for the Cahn Hilliard free energy functional

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    E. A. Carlen; M. C. Carvalho; R. Esposito; J. L. Lebowitz; R. Marra

    2005-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We prove theorem characterizing the minimizers in a model for condensation based on the Cahn Hilliard free energy functional. In particular, we exactly determine the critical density for droplet formation.

  6. Hydrogen-atom spectrum under a minimal-length hypothesis

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    Sandor Benczik; Lay Nam Chang; Djordje Minic; Tatsu Takeuchi

    2005-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy spectrum of the Coulomb potential with minimal length commutation relations $[X_i, P_j] = i\\hbar\\{\\delta_{ij}(1+\\beta P^2) + \\beta'P_iP_j\\}$ is determined both numerically and perturbatively for arbitrary values of $\\beta'/\\beta$ and angular momenta $\\ell$. The constraint on the minimal length scale from precision hydrogen spectroscopy data is of order of a few GeV$\

  7. On the minimality of the order p^6 chiral Lagrangian

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    Ruiz-Femenia, Pedro

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method to find relations between the operators in the mesonic Lagrangian of Chiral Perturbation Theory at order p^6 is presented. The procedure can be used to establish if the basis of operators in the Lagrangian is minimal. As an example, we apply the method to the two-flavour case in the absence of scalar and pseudo-scalar sources (s=p=0), and conclude that the minimal Lagrangian contains 27 independent operators.

  8. Accelerating Energy Minimization using Graphics Processors* Bharat Sukhwani Martin C. Herbordt

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    Herbordt, Martin

    Accelerating Energy Minimization using Graphics Processors* Bharat Sukhwani Martin C. Herbordt article, we present the acceleration of the energy evaluation phase of minimization on a graphics Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University Abstract: Energy minimization

  9. WRF-Chem model predictions of the regional impacts of N2O5 heterogeneous processes on night-time chemistry over north-western Europe

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    Lowe, Douglas; Archer-Nicholls, Scott; Morgan, Will; Allan, James D.; Utembe, Steve; Ouyang, Bin; Aruffo, Eleonora; Le Breton, Michael; Zaveri, Rahul A.; di Carlo, Piero; et al

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical modelling studies have been conducted over north-western Europe in summer conditions, showing that night-time dinitrogen pentoxide (N2O5) heterogeneous reactive uptake is important regionally in modulating particulate nitrate and has a~modest influence on oxidative chemistry. Results from Weather Research and Forecasting model with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) model simulations, run with a detailed volatile organic compound (VOC) gas-phase chemistry scheme and the Model for Simulating Aerosol Interactions and Chemistry (MOSAIC) sectional aerosol scheme, were compared with a series of airborne gas and particulate measurements made over the UK in July 2010. Modelled mixing ratios of key gas-phase species were reasonably accurate (correlationsmorewith measurements of 0.70.9 for NO2 and O3). However modelled loadings of particulate species were less accurate (correlation with measurements for particulate sulfate and ammonium were between 0.0 and 0.6). Sulfate mass loadings were particularly low (modelled means of 0.50.7 ?g kg?1air, compared with measurements of 1.01.5 ?g kg?1air). Two flights from the campaign were used as test cases one with low relative humidity (RH) (6070%), the other with high RH (8090%). N2O5 heterogeneous chemistry was found to not be important in the low-RH test case; but in the high-RH test case it had a strong effect and significantly improved the agreement between modelled and measured NO3 and N2O5. When the model failed to capture atmospheric RH correctly, the modelled NO3 and N2O5 mixing ratios for these flights differed significantly from the measurements. This demonstrates that, for regional modelling which involves heterogeneous processes, it is essential to capture the ambient temperature and water vapour profiles. The night-time NO3 oxidation of VOCs across the whole region was found to be 100300 times slower than the daytime OH oxidation of these compounds. The difference in contribution was less for alkenes ( 80) and comparable for dimethylsulfide (DMS). However the suppression of NO3 mixing ratios across the domain by N2O5 heterogeneous chemistry has only a very slight, negative, influence on this oxidative capacity. The influence on regional particulate nitrate mass loadings is stronger. Night-time N2O5 heterogeneous chemistry maintains the production of particulate nitrate within polluted regions: when this process is taken into consideration, the daytime peak (for the 95th percentile) of PM10 nitrate mass loadings remains around 5.6 ?g kg?1air, but the night-time minimum increases from 3.5 to 4.6 ?g kg?1air. The sustaining of higher particulate mass loadings through the night by this process improves model skill at matching measured aerosol nitrate diurnal cycles and will negatively impact on regional air quality, requiring this process to be included in regional models.less

  10. UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite Brom A5 (F4) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2 rpm N2 Base Acid

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite Brom A5 (F4) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2 rpm N2 Base Acid NH4OH Acetic Acid 8.6 16.0 Configuration 1 SP 4 - - - SP - 2 SP 3 0.000 Temp (oC) dO2 Fermentation (Hrs) pH rpm Temp Do OD CK (mg/50-L) MeOH (ml) dO2 (%)Temp (C) 40 20 60 80 0 100 6 8 4 2 0 10 28

  11. A Planned Neck Dissection Is Not Necessary in All Patients With N2-3 Head-and-Neck Cancer After Sequential Chemoradiotherapy

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    Soltys, Scott G., E-mail: sgsoltys@stanford.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Choi, Clara Y.H. [Department of Neurosugery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Fee, Willard E. [Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Pinto, Harlan A. [Department of Medical Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA (United States); Le, Quynh-Thu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To assess the role of a planned neck dissection (PND) after sequential chemoradiotherapy for patients with head-and-neck cancer with N2-N3 nodal disease. Methods and Materials: We reviewed 90 patients with N2-N3 head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma treated between 1991 and 2001 on two sequential chemoradiotherapy protocols. All patients received induction and concurrent chemotherapy with cisplatin and 5-fluorocuracil, with or without tirapazamine. Patients with less than a clinical complete response (cCR) in the neck proceeded to a PND after chemoradiation. The primary endpoint was nodal response. Clinical outcomes and patterns of failure were analyzed. Results: The median follow-up durations for living and all patients were 8.3 years (range, 1.5-16.3 year) and 5.4 years (range, 0.6-16.3 years), respectively. Of the 48 patients with nodal cCR whose necks were observed, 5 patients had neck failures as a component of their recurrence [neck and primary (n = 2); neck, primary, and distant (n = 1); neck only (n = 1); neck and distant (n = 1)]. Therefore, PND may have benefited only 2 patients (4%) [neck only failure (n = 1); neck and distant failure (n = 1)]. The pathologic complete response (pCR) rate for those with a clinical partial response (cPR) undergoing PND (n = 30) was 53%. The 5-year neck control rates after cCR, cPR{yields}pCR, and cPR{yields}pPR were 90%, 93%, and 78%, respectively (p = 0.36). The 5-year disease-free survival rates for the cCR, cPR{yields}pCR, and cPR{yields}pPR groups were 53%, 75%, and 42%, respectively (p = 0.04). Conclusion: In our series, patients with N2-N3 neck disease achieving a cCR in the neck, PND would have benefited only 4% and, therefore, is not recommended. Patients with a cPR should be treated with PND. Residual tumor in the PND specimens was associated with poor outcomes; therefore, aggressive therapy is recommended. Studies using novel imaging modalities are needed to better assess treatment response.

  12. Minimizing the threat of pandemic emergence from avian influenza in poultry systems

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Open Access Minimizing the threat of pandemic emergence fromY: The continued pandemic threat posed by avian influenzaet al. : Minimizing the threat of pandemic emergence from

  13. Waste minimization in the oil and gas industries

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    Smith, K.P.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent legislative actions place an emphasis on waste minimization as opposed to traditional end-of-pipe waste management. This new philosophy, coupled with increasing waste disposal costs and associated liabilities, sets the stage for investigating waste minimization opportunities in all industries wastes generated by oil and gas exploration and production (E P) and refuting activities are regulated as non-hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Potential reclassification of these wastes as hazardous would make minimization of these waste streams even more desirable. Oil and gas E P activities generate a wide variety of wastes, although the bulk of the wastes (98%) consists of a single waste stream: produced water. Opportunities to minimize E P wastes through point source reduction activities are limited by the extractive nature of the industry. Significant waste minimization is possible, however, through recycling. Recycling activities include underground injection of produced water, use of closed-loop drilling systems, reuse of produced water and drilling fluids in other oilfield activities, use of solid debris as construction fill, use of oily wastes as substitutes for road mix and asphalt, landspreading of produced sand for soil enhancement, and roadspreading of suitable aqueous wastes for dust suppression or deicing. Like the E P wastes, wastes generated by oil and gas treatment and refining activities cannot be reduced substantially at the point source but can be reduced through recycling. For the most part, extensive recycling and reprocessing of many waste streams already occurs at most petroleum refineries. A variety of innovative waste treatment activities have been developed to minimize the toxicity or volume of oily wastes generated by both E P and refining activities. These treatments include bioremediation, oxidation, biooxidation, incineration, and separation. Application of these treatment processes is still limited.

  14. Waste minimization in the oil and gas industries

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    Smith, K.P.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent legislative actions place an emphasis on waste minimization as opposed to traditional end-of-pipe waste management. This new philosophy, coupled with increasing waste disposal costs and associated liabilities, sets the stage for investigating waste minimization opportunities in all industries wastes generated by oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) and refuting activities are regulated as non-hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Potential reclassification of these wastes as hazardous would make minimization of these waste streams even more desirable. Oil and gas E&P activities generate a wide variety of wastes, although the bulk of the wastes (98%) consists of a single waste stream: produced water. Opportunities to minimize E&P wastes through point source reduction activities are limited by the extractive nature of the industry. Significant waste minimization is possible, however, through recycling. Recycling activities include underground injection of produced water, use of closed-loop drilling systems, reuse of produced water and drilling fluids in other oilfield activities, use of solid debris as construction fill, use of oily wastes as substitutes for road mix and asphalt, landspreading of produced sand for soil enhancement, and roadspreading of suitable aqueous wastes for dust suppression or deicing. Like the E&P wastes, wastes generated by oil and gas treatment and refining activities cannot be reduced substantially at the point source but can be reduced through recycling. For the most part, extensive recycling and reprocessing of many waste streams already occurs at most petroleum refineries. A variety of innovative waste treatment activities have been developed to minimize the toxicity or volume of oily wastes generated by both E&P and refining activities. These treatments include bioremediation, oxidation, biooxidation, incineration, and separation. Application of these treatment processes is still limited.

  15. Waste Minimization Policy at the Romanian Nuclear Power Plant

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    Andrei, V.; Daian, I.

    2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The radioactive waste management system at Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Romania was designed to maintain acceptable levels of safety for workers and to protect human health and the environment from exposure to unacceptable levels of radiation. In accordance with terminology of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), this system consists of the ''pretreatment'' of solid and organic liquid radioactive waste, which may include part or all of the following activities: collection, handling, volume reduction (by an in-drum compactor, if appropriate), and storage. Gaseous and aqueous liquid wastes are managed according to the ''dilute and discharge'' strategy. Taking into account the fact that treatment/conditioning and disposal technologies are still not established, waste minimization at the source is a priority environmental management objective, while waste minimization at the disposal stage is presently just a theoretical requirement for future adopted technologies . The necessary operational and maintenance procedures are in place at Cernavoda to minimize the production and contamination of waste. Administrative and technical measures are established to minimize waste volumes. Thus, an annual environmental target of a maximum 30 m3 of radioactive waste volume arising from operation and maintenance has been established. Within the first five years of operations at Cernavoda NPP, this target has been met. The successful implementation of the waste minimization policy has been accompanied by a cost reduction while the occupational doses for plant workers have been maintained at as low as reasonably practicable levels. This paper will describe key features of the waste management system along with the actual experience that has been realized with respect to minimizing the waste volumes at the Cernavoda NPP.

  16. A stable, rapidly converging conjugate gradient method for energy minimization

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    Watowich, S.J.; Meyer, E.S.; Hagstrom, R.; Josephs, R.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply Shanno's conjugate gradient algorithm to the problem of minimizing the potential energy function associated with molecular mechanical calculations. Shanno's algorithm is stable with respect to roundoff errors and inexact line searches and converges rapidly to a minimum. Equally important, this algorithm can improve the rate of convergence to a minimum by a factor of 5 relative to Fletcher-Reeves or Polak-Ribiere minimizers when used within the molecular mechanics package AMBER. Comparable improvements are found for a limited number of simulations when the Polak-Ribiere direction vector is incorporated into the Shanno algorithm. 24 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. Fusion Rules in N=1 Superconformal Minimal Models

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    Pablo Minces; Ali Namazie; Carmen Nunez

    1998-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The generalization to N=1 superconformal minimal models of the relation between the modular transformation matrix and the fusion rules in rational conformal field theories, the Verlinde theorem, is shown to provide complete information about the fusion rules, including their fermionic parity. The results for the superconformal Tricritical Ising and Ashkin-Teller models agree with the known rational conformal formulation. The Coulomb gas description of correlation functions in the Ramond sector of N=1 minimal models is also discussed and a previous formulation is completed.

  18. Black hole temperature: Minimal coupling vs conformal coupling

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    Fazel, Mohamadreza, E-mail: m.fazel@ph.iut.ac.ir [Department of Physics, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, University of Tehran, North Kargar Avenue, Teharn 14395-547 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mirza, Behrouz, E-mail: b.mirza@cc.iut.ac.ir [Department of Physics, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mansoori, Seyed Ali Hosseini, E-mail: sa.hosseinimansoori@ph.iut.ac.ir [Department of Physics, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article, we discuss the propagation of scalar fields in conformally transformed spacetimes with either minimal or conformal coupling. The conformally coupled equation of motion is transformed into a one-dimensional Schrdinger-like equation with an invariant potential under conformal transformation. In a second stage, we argue that calculations based on conformal coupling yield the same Hawking temperature as those based on minimal coupling. Finally, it is conjectured that the quasi normal modes of black holes are invariant under conformal transformation.

  19. Laser photolysis, infrared fluorescence determination of CH3(nu3) vibrational deactivation by He, Ar, N2, CO, SF6, and (CH3)2CO

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    Donaldson, D.J.; Leone, S.R.

    1987-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Room temperature vibrational deactivation rate constants are reported for methyl radicals with antisymmetric stretch excitation, CH3(nu3) + M CH3 + M, where M = He, Ar, N2, CO, SF6, (CH3)2CO. Excimer laser photolysis of acetone at 193 nm is used to populate CH3(nu3), and time-resolved infrared emission from the CH stretch is used to follow the deactivation kinetics. The rate constants obtained are (+/-2sigma) (2.6 +/- 0.5) x 10 T (He, (6.8 +/- 0.7) x 10 T (Ar), (6.1 +/- 0.6) x 10 T (N2), (3.6 +/- 0.7) x 10 T (CO), (6.9 +/- 0.7) x 10 T (SF6), and (8.1 +/- 0.9) x 10 S (CH3COCH3) in units of cmT molecule s . The deactivation probability is not controlled by long-range forces due to the lone electron on the radical, but rather by the probabilities for intramode vibrational energy flow in CH3.

  20. Relay Placement for Minimizing Congestion in Wireless Backbone Networks*

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    Shayman, Mark A.

    Relay Placement for Minimizing Congestion in Wireless Backbone Networks* Abhishek Kashyap, Fangting Park MD 20742 Email: {kashyap, ftsun, shayman}@glue.umd.edu Abstract-- Wireless optical networks are being increasingly used in the backbone of hierarchical ad hoc networks. We consider the problem

  1. Heat Source Identification Based on L1 Constrained Minimization

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    Soatto, Stefano

    problem, which was shown to be very efficient for sparse recovery. For the heat source identificationHeat Source Identification Based on L1 Constrained Minimization Yingying Li Stanley Osher Richard to the heat equation is considered. The initial data is assumed to be a sum of an unknown but finite number

  2. Minimization with the Affine Normal Direction Hsiao-Bing Cheng

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    Cheng, Li-Tien

    be stated as optimization problems. In business, one may be interested in minimizing the costs of production. The function f can be chosen to represent production costs or a physical or artificially constructed energy, while in biology, one may seek the minimum energy state of a complex molecule. When no physical quantity

  3. BRAIN AND SURFACE WARPING VIA MINIMIZING LIPSCHITZ EXTENSIONS

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    BRAIN AND SURFACE WARPING VIA MINIMIZING LIPSCHITZ EXTENSIONS By Facundo Memoli Guillermo Sapiro0436 Phone: 612/624-6066 Fax: 612/626-7370 URL: http://www.ima.umn.edu #12;Brain and Surface Warping via connection with the infinity Laplacian, a computational framework for surface warping and in particular brain

  4. Exergy Optimized Wastewater Heat Recovery: Minimizing Losses and Maximizing Performance

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    Meggers, F.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    output to minimize the temperature lift required by a heat pump. This would create an integrated low exergy space and water heating system. The project theory is a part of the IEA ECBCS Annex 49, and also collaboration has been setup with Geberit AG...

  5. averaged energy minimization: Topics by E-print Network

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    averaged energy minimization First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Averaged Energy...

  6. Jetway: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Video Traffic

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    Li, Baochun

    Jetway: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Video Traffic Yuan Feng, Baochun Li Department deploy a number of datacenters inter-connected by high-capacity links, spanning different geographical by ISPs, such inter-datacenter video traffic incurs substantial operational costs to a cloud provider

  7. Minimization of welding residual stress and distortion in large structures

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    Michaleris, Panagiotis

    1 Minimization of welding residual stress and distortion in large structures P. Michaleris at Champaign Urbana, Urbana, IL Abstract Welding distortion in large structures is usually caused by buckling due to the residual stress. In cases where the design is fixed and minimum weld size requirements

  8. Firewall Compressor: An Algorithm for Minimizing Firewall Policies

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    Firewall Compressor: An Algorithm for Minimizing Firewall Policies Alex X. Liu Eric Torng Chad and throughput. In this paper, we propose Firewall Compressor, a framework that can significantly reduce-dimensional firewalls. Last, we conducted extensive experiments to evaluate Firewall Compressor. In terms

  9. Minimizing Energy Consumption in Body Sensor Networks via Convex Optimization

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    Poovendran, Radha

    energy consumption while limiting the latency in data transfer. In this paper, we focus on pollingMinimizing Energy Consumption in Body Sensor Networks via Convex Optimization Sidharth Nabar energy consumption and latency. We show that this problem can be posed as a geometric program, which

  10. Truffles --Secure File Sharing With Minimal System Administrator Intervention

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    Truffles -- Secure File Sharing With Minimal System Administrator Intervention Peter Reiher Thomas sharing between arbitrary users at arbitrary sites connected by a network. Truffles is an interesting the potential of greatly increasing the workload of system administrators, if the services are not designed

  11. Utilizing Mobility to Minimize the Total Communication and Motion Energy

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    Mostofi, Yasamin

    Utilizing Mobility to Minimize the Total Communication and Motion Energy Consumption of a Robotic costs. However, simplified path loss models are utilized to model the communication channels. In Yan Operation Yuan Yan and Yasamin Mostofi Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University

  12. Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive Vascular

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive Vascular Intervention Simulation Algorithm (IDEA) is an ex ample of one such algorithm. However, little is known about the practical benefits of these algorithms even though AI--techniques are often favored in practice because

  13. Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    in practice because of their general applicability and good performance on com- plicated realworld problemsBringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization in a Minimally Invasive Vascular Intervention Simulation university technical report UU-CS-2004-049 www.cs.uu.nl #12;Bringing IDEAs into Practice: Optimization

  14. Convergence of the k-Means Minimization Problem using -Convergence

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    Theil, Florian

    Convergence of the k-Means Minimization Problem using -Convergence Matthew Thorpe1 , Florian Theil1-ES, Luton, LU1 3PG, United Kingdom Abstract The k-means method is an iterative clustering algorithm which space as the observed data. By relaxing this requirement, it is possible to apply the k-means method

  15. Minimal Schemes for Large Neutrino Mixings with Inverted Hierarchy

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    Duane A. Dicus; Hong-Jian He; John N. Ng

    2002-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Existing oscillation data point to nonzero neutrino masses with large mixings. We analyze the generic features of the neutrino Majorana mass matrix with inverted hierarchy and construct realistic {\\it minimal schemes} for the neutrino mass matrix that can explain the large (but not maximal) \

  16. THE MINIMIZATION OF THE NUMBER OF STOPS S. Deleplanque13

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and to optimize the consumption, predicting the vehicle`s return to the depot. With energy manage- ment. The objective is to minimize the number of times the vehicles stop. Since those are autonomous vehicles (they of the number of served clients. Keywords: Autonomous Vehicle, Vehicle Scheduling, ILP, Reliability Introduction

  17. Transmission Completion Time Minimization in an Energy Harvesting System

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    Ulukus, Sennur

    nature. The nodes may harvest energy through solar cells, vibration absorption devices, water millsTransmission Completion Time Minimization in an Energy Harvesting System Jing Yang Sennur Ulukus-user energy harvesting wireless communication system. In this system, both the data packets and the harvested

  18. AN ENERGY-MINIMIZING INTERPOLATION FOR ROBUST MULTIGRID METHODS

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    Wan, Justin Wing Lok

    contract W07405-Eng-48, the Department of Energy under the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCIAN ENERGY-MINIMIZING INTERPOLATION FOR ROBUST MULTIGRID METHODS W. L. WAN, TONY F. CHAN, AND BARRY. 1632­1649 Abstract. We propose a robust interpolation for multigrid based on the concepts of energy

  19. Error Minimization Methods in Biproportional Apportionment Federica Ricca Andrea Scozzari

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    Serafini, Paolo

    as an alternative to the classical axiomatic approach introduced by Balinski and Demange in 1989. We provide and in the statistical literature. A milestone theoretical setting was given by Balinski and Demange in 1989 [5, 6 a class of methods for Biproportional Apportionment characterized by an "error minimization" approach

  20. Using Green Roofs to Minimize Roof Runoff Pollution

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    Clark, Shirley E.

    10/31/2008 1 Using Green Roofs to Minimize Roof Runoff Pollution Brett LongBrett Long Shirley Clark Courtesy Penn State Center for Green Roof Research Green Roofs:Green Roofs: The New BMP (at least in the US)The New BMP (at least in the US) Green roofs = vegetated roof coversGreen roofs = vegetated roof covers Pl

  1. Interactive Seismic Interpretation with Piecewise Global Energy Minimization

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    Interactive Seismic Interpretation with Piecewise Global Energy Minimization Thomas Hollt King and horizons. However, seismic interpretation and horizon tracing is a difficult and error-prone task, often starts with creating a model of the subsurface structures, the seismic interpretation. A seismic

  2. Minimizing Private Data Disclosures in the Smart Grid Weining Yang

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    McDaniel, Patrick Drew

    Minimizing Private Data Disclosures in the Smart Grid Weining Yang Purdue University yang469@cs@cse.psu.edu Patrick McDaniel Penn State University mcdaniel@cse.psu.edu ABSTRACT Smart electric meters pose monitors, smart meter data can reveal precise home appliance usage information. An emerging solution

  3. OIL SPILL SENSOR USING MULTISPECTRAL INFRARED IMAGING VIA 1 MINIMIZATION

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    Yin, Wotao

    OIL SPILL SENSOR USING MULTISPECTRAL INFRARED IMAGING VIA 1 MINIMIZATION Yingying Li , Wei Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University ABSTRACT Early detection of oil spill events is the key in detecting the early onset of a small-scale oil spill event. Based on an infrared oil-water contrast model

  4. Steiner Minimal Trees, Twist Angles, and the Protein Folding Problem

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    Smith, J. MacGregor

    Steiner Minimal Trees, Twist Angles, and the Protein Folding Problem J. MacGregor Smith, Yunho Jang. These properties should be ultimately useful in the ab ini- tio protein folding prediction. Proteins 2007;66:889 902. VVC 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Key words: Steiner trees; twist angles; protein fold- ing; side chain

  5. Waste Minimization Plans and activities in the MFD Plating Shop

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    Dini, J.W.; Steffani, C.P.

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Plating Shop (Building 322), provides processes such as electroplating, electroless plating, anodizing, cleaning, etching, electroforming and chemical milling. We in MFD are committed to an active program on waste minimization, and the purpose of this document is to outline the plan of action. Our short range minimization goals are threefold: (1) Reduce our major waste stream by 90%, (2) Minimize discharge of rinse water to sewer system, and (3) Eliminate vapor degreasing in the shop. The intermediate goals consist of characterizing the waste streams and evaluating recovery processes. To do this, we first need to have the distillation unit operational and time to determine its effectiveness. If it proves to be as effective as we anticipate, we will perhaps purchase a second unit. Regardless, the streams that we can identify include: nickel, copper, rinses, acids, alkalies, electropolish and miscellaneous. Our goal is to utilize electrolytic processes to recover metals such as nickel and copper and processes such as ion exchange for some of the other streams. We intend to evaluate the full gamut of recycling processes available for these streams. We anticipate completing this phase of the minimization program by January 1993. The long range goal is zero discharge or since this could prove extremely difficult, development of processes that will allow us to produce a sludge cake that could be handled by our Hazardous Waste Management Group.

  6. Minimizers of the magnetic Ginzburg-Landau functional in simply ...

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    2009-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 17, 2009 ... Mathematical Division, B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and ... We study the minimizers of the Ginzburg-Landau free energy ... One of the main characteristics of the functional (1.1) is its invariance under the .... and form a 2|d|-

  7. Buffer Minimization in Pass Transistor Logic Advanced Technology Group

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    Zhou, Hai

    function cells and four inverters with various drive capabilities. The approach in [2] also utilizesBuffer Minimization in Pass Transistor Logic Hai Zhou Advanced Technology Group Synopsys, Inc are inverters, where phase assignment need to be done with buffer insertion. Exper iments are done on MCNC

  8. components of the droplet stream in the first regime before,during, and after the impact. The energy audit shows thatthe change in trandiameter dropllo theleiee smpo ohat modes (i.e. n [ 2) decay quickly, leaving the dominant

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    Jones, Thomas B.

    . The energy audit shows thatthe change in trandiameter dropllo theleiee smpo ohat #12;#12;modes (i.e. n [ 2) at the University of Rochester also contributed financially. A. Tucker-Schwartz of UCLA suggested use of the HDFT

  9. Heat capacity of Cu 2 (C 5 H 12 N 2 ) 2 Cl 4 in a magnetic eld Masayuki Hagiwara a;1 , Hiroko Aruga Katori a , Uli Schollwock b , Hans-Jurgen Mikeska c

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    Kersting, Roland

    structure in a gapless spin liquid system. Keywords: heat capacity; spin-ladder; Cu 2 (C5H12N2 ) 2 Cl4Heat capacity of Cu 2 (C 5 H 12 N 2 ) 2 Cl 4 in a magnetic #12;eld Masayuki Hagiwara a;1 , Hiroko, D- 30167 Hannover, Germany Abstract Heat capacity measurements down to 0.5 K in a magnetic #12;eld

  10. Anode-cathode voltage drop of a rotating arc in an auto-expansion circuit-breaker filled with SF6-N2 mixtures

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    Beauvois, V.; Legros, W.; Scarpa, P. [Inst. Montefiore, Liege (Belgium)] [and others

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In auto-expansion circuit-breakers, the power dissipated by the arc itself heats the surrounding gas, inducing a pressure build up in the {open_quotes}upstream volume{close_quotes} and giving rise to a gas flow which blows the extinguishing arc. Moreover, in the studied apparatus, a magnetic field, due to the current flowing in a coil, provides arc radial stability and leads to arc rotation which efficiently reduces electrode erosion. In such a circuit-breaker, it is obvious that arc-gas and arc-electrode interactions are essential and govern. the energy balance in the plasma region. This paper deals more specifically with the phenomena occurring at the arc-electrode interfaces. It relates results of experiments carried out to determine the anode-cathode voltage drop when the apparatus is filled with different SF6-N2 mixtures.

  11. Neutron scattering evidence for isolated spin-1/2 ladders in (C5D12N)2CuBr4

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    Savici, Andrei T [ORNL; Granroth, Garrett E [ORNL; Broholm, Collin L [ORNL; Pajerowski, Daniel M. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Brown, Craig [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Talham, Daniel R. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Meisel, Mark W. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Schmidt, K. P. [Technische Universit Dortmund, Germany; Uhrig, G. S. [Technische Universit Dortmund, Germany; Nagler, Stephen E [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inelastic neutron scattering was used to determine the spin Hamiltonian for the singlet ground state system (C5D12N)2CuBr4 (BPCB). A 2-leg spin 1/2 ladder model, with J? = 1:084 0:005 meV and Jk = 0:321 0:008 meV, accurately describes the data. The experimental limit on the inter-ladder exchange constant is jJ0j 0.005 meV, and the limit on diagonal, intra-ladder exchange is jJF j 0.1 meV. The experimental ratios of intra-ladder bond energies are consistent with the predictions of continuous unitary transformations calculations.

  12. Faddeev-Senjanovic Quantization of SU(n) N=2 Supersymmetric Gauge Field System with Non-Abelian Chern-Simons Topological Term and Its Fractional Spin

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    Yong-Chang Huang; Qiu-Hong Huo

    2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Using Faddeev-Senjanovic path integral quantization for constrained Hamilton system, we quantize SU(n) N=2 supersymmetric gauge field system with non-abelian Chern-Simons topological term in 2+1 dimensions, and use consistency of a gauge condition naturally to deduce another gauge condition. Further, we get the generating functional of Green function in phase space, deduce the angular momentum based on the global canonical Noether theorem at quantum level, obtain the fractional spin of this supersymmetric system, and show that the total angular momentum has the orbital angular momentum and spin angular momentum of the non-abelian gauge field. Finally, we find out the anomalous fractional spin and discover that the fractional spin has the contributions of both the group superscript components and the A_0^s (x) charge.

  13. Pollution prevention and waste minimization tools workshops: Proceedings. Part 2

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    Not Available

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the second workshop was to bring together representatives of DOE and DOE contractor organizations to discuss four topics: process waste assessments (PWAs), a continuation of one of the sessions held at the first workshop in Clearwater; waste minimization reporting requirements; procurement systems for waste minimization; and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) and replacements for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The topics were discussed in four concurrent group sessions. Participants in each group were encouraged to work toward achieving two main objectives: establish a ``clear vision`` of the overall target for their session`s program, focusing not just on where the program is now but on where it should go in the long term; and determine steps to be followed to carry out the target program.

  14. Session: Avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating avian and bat impacts

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    Thelander, Carl; Kerlinger, Paul

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of two presentations followed by a discussion/question answer period. The session addressed a variety of questions related to avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating the avian and bat impacts of wind power development including: what has been learned from operating turbines and mitigating impacts where they are unavoidable, such as at Altamont Pass WRA, and should there be mitigation measures such as habitat creation or land conservation where impacts occur. Other impact minimization and mitigation approaches discussed included: location and siting evaluations; options for construction and operation of wind facilities; turbine lighting; and the physical alignment/orientation. Titles and authors of the presentations were: 'Bird Fatalities in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: A Case Study, Part II' by Carl Thelander and 'Prevention and Mitigation of Avian Impacts at Wind Power Facilities' by Paul Kerlinger.

  15. The Minimal Seesaw Model at the TeV Scale

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    Zhang, He

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We point out that the minimal seesaw model can provide a natural framework to accommodate tiny neutrino masses, while its experimental testability and notable predictiveness are still maintained. This possibility is based on the observation that two heavy right-handed Majorana neutrinos in the minimal seesaw model may naturally emerge as a pseudo-Dirac fermion. In a specific scenario, we show that the tri-bimaximal neutrino mixing can be produced, and only the inverted neutrino mass hierarchy is allowed. The low-energy phenomena, including non-unitarity effects in neutrino oscillations, neutrinoless double-beta decays and rare lepton-flavor-violating decays of charged leptons l_alpha to l_beta + gamma, have been explored. The collider signatures of the heavy singlet neutrino are also briefly discussed.

  16. Hanford site waste minimization and pollution prevention awareness program

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    Kirkendall, J.R.

    1996-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This plan documents the requirements of the Hanford Site Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention (WMin/P2) Program. The plan specifies requirements for Hanford contractors to prevent pollution from entering the environment, to conserve resources and energy, and to reduce the quantity and toxicity of hazardous, radioactive, mixed, and sanitary waste generated at Hanford. The Pollution Prevention Awareness Program required by DOE 5400.1 (DOE 1988A) is included in the Hanford WMin/P2 Program.

  17. Minimal Stereoscopic Analysis for Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Arrays

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    S. LeBohec; C. Duke; P. Jordan

    2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The trajectory of a primary gamma-ray detected with an array of at least four atmospheric Cherenkov imaging telescopes can be reconstructed from the shower image centroid positions and geometrical considerations independent of the primary energy. Using only the image centroid positions some cosmic-ray discrimination is also possible. This minimal approach opens the possibility of pushing the analysis threshold to lower values, close to the hardware threshold.

  18. Minimal Non-Deterministic xor Automata Jean Vuillemin, Nicolas Gamma

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    Vuillemin, Jean

    , Minimal Non-Deterministic Automata, Regular Languages Abstract A word w B in a regular language L B language: L = L MDA(L) = MDA(L ). 1 #12;The functions N B N+ and W N+ B are recursively defined by: w is or accepted by a non-deterministic finite automaton -NFA iff (if and only if) there is a path along w from

  19. Holographic dark energy with non-minimal coupling

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    L. N. Granda; L. D. Escobar

    2009-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a scalar field non-minimally coupled to the curvature, in the framework of holographic dark energy. We obtain a relation between the coupling of the scalar field and the holographic DE parameters. In the model without potential we found the EOS parameter in different regions of the parameters, giving rise to accelerated expansion. For some restrictions on the parameters, the model presents quintom behavior.

  20. Reweighted ?{sub 1} minimization method for stochastic elliptic differential equations

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    Yang, Xiu; Karniadakis, George Em, E-mail: george_karniadakis@brown.edu

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider elliptic stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs) with random coefficients and solve them by expanding the solution using generalized polynomial chaos (gPC). Under some mild conditions on the coefficients, the solution is sparse in the random space, i.e., only a small number of gPC basis makes considerable contribution to the solution. To exploit this sparsity, we employ reweighted l{sub 1} minimization to recover the coefficients of the gPC expansion. We also combine this method with random sampling points based on the Chebyshev probability measure to further increase the accuracy of the recovery of the gPC coefficients. We first present a one-dimensional test to demonstrate the main idea, and then we consider 14 and 40 dimensional elliptic SPDEs to demonstrate the significant improvement of this method over the standard l{sub 1} minimization method. For moderately high dimensional (?10) problems, the combination of Chebyshev measure with reweighted l{sub 1} minimization performs well while for higher dimensional problems, reweighted l{sub 1} only is sufficient. The proposed approach is especially suitable for problems for which the deterministic solver is very expensive since it reuses the sampling results and exploits all the information available from limited sources.

  1. Non-minimal Higgs inflation and frame dependence in cosmology

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    Steinwachs, Christian F. [School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Kamenshchik, Alexander Yu. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia and INFN, Via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna, Italy and L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kosygin str. 2, 119334 Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2013-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate a very general class of cosmological models with scalar fields non-minimally coupled to gravity. A particular representative in this class is given by the non-minimal Higgs inflation model in which the Standard Model Higgs boson and the inflaton are described by one and the same scalar particle. While the predictions of the non-minimal Higgs inflation scenario come numerically remarkably close to the recently discovered mass of the Higgs boson, there remains a conceptual problem in this model that is associated with the choice of the cosmological frame. While the classical theory is independent of this choice, we find by an explicit calculation that already the first quantum corrections induce a frame dependence. We give a geometrical explanation of this frame dependence by embedding it into a more general field theoretical context. From this analysis, some conceptional points in the long lasting cosmological debate: 'Jordan frame vs. Einstein frame' become more transparent and in principle can be resolved in a natural way.

  2. Thermal plant bids and market clearing in an electricity pool minimization of costs vs. minimization of consumer payments

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    Alonso, J.; Trias, A.; Gaitan, V.; Alba, J.J.

    1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Spanish wholesale electricity market has started on January 1, 1998. Though it is based on simple price/quantity bids, it incorporates some provisions to take thermal plant running requirements into account. This paper presents these rules and its mathematical treatment, focusing on a possible implementation of the minimum income condition, which allows thermal generators to declare minimum stable loads. It also shows another key point in the debate: whether the algorithm should minimize costs or consumer payments.

  3. Transpiring purging access probe for particulate laden or hazardous environments

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    VanOsdol, John G

    2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    An access probe for remote-sensing access through a viewing port, viewing volume, and access port into a vessel. The physical boundary around the viewing volume is partially formed by a porous sleeve lying between the viewing volume and a fluid conduit. In a first mode of operation, a fluid supplied to the fluid conduit encounters the porous sleeve and flows through the porous material to maintain the viewing volume free of ash or other matter. When additional fluid force is needed to clear the viewing volume, the pressure of the fluid flow is increased sufficiently to slidably translate the porous sleeve, greatly increasing the flow into the viewing volume. The porous sleeve is returned to position by an actuating spring. The access probe thereby provides for alternate modes of operation based on the pressure of an actuating fluid.

  4. JGI data loss in /projectb/sandbox area [purge]

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  5. Temporal Nodal Regression and Regional Control After Primary Radiation Therapy for N2-N3 Head-and-Neck Cancer Stratified by HPV Status

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    Huang, Shao Hui; O'Sullivan, Brian [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Xu, Wei; Zhao, Helen [Department of Biostatistics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Chen, Duo-duo [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Ringash, Jolie; Hope, Andrew [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Razak, Albiruni [Division of Medical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Gilbert, Ralph; Irish, Jonathan [Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Kim, John; Dawson, Laura A.; Bayley, Andrew; Cho, B.C. John [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Goldstein, David; Gullane, Patrick [Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Yu, Eugene [Department of Radiology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Perez-Ordonez, Bayardo; Weinreb, Ilan [Department of Pathology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Waldron, John, E-mail: John.Waldron@rmp.uhn.on.ca [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To compare the temporal lymph node (LN) regression and regional control (RC) after primary chemoradiation therapy/radiation therapy in human papillomavirus-related [HPV(+)] versus human papillomavirus-unrelated [HPV(?)] head-and-neck cancer (HNC). Methods and Materials: All cases of N2-N3 HNC treated with radiation therapy/chemoradiation therapy between 2003 and 2009 were reviewed. Human papillomavirus status was ascertained by p16 staining on all available oropharyngeal cancers. Larynx/hypopharynx cancers were considered HPV(?). Initial radiologic complete nodal response (CR) (?1.0 cm 8-12 weeks after treatment), ultimate LN resolution, and RC were compared between HPV(+) and HPV(?) HNC. Multivariate analysis identified outcome predictors. Results: A total of 257 HPV(+) and 236 HPV(?) HNCs were identified. The initial LN size was larger (mean, 2.9 cm vs 2.5 cm; P<.01) with a higher proportion of cystic LNs (38% vs 6%, P<.01) in HPV(+) versus HPV(?) HNC. CR was achieved is 125 HPV(+) HNCs (49%) and 129 HPV(?) HNCs (55%) (P=.18). The mean post treatment largest LN was 36% of the original size in the HPV(+) group and 41% in the HPV(?) group (P<.01). The actuarial LN resolution was similar in the HPV(+) and HPV(?) groups at 12 weeks (42% and 43%, respectively), but it was higher in the HPV(+) group than in the HPV(?) group at 36 weeks (90% vs 77%, P<.01). The median follow-up period was 3.6 years. The 3-year RC rate was higher in the HPV(?) CR cases versus non-CR cases (92% vs 63%, P<.01) but was not different in the HPV(+) CR cases versus non-CR cases (98% vs 92%, P=.14). On multivariate analysis, HPV(+) status predicted ultimate LN resolution (odds ratio, 1.4 [95% confidence interval, 1.1-1.7]; P<.01) and RC (hazard ratio, 0.3 [95% confidence interval 0.2-0.6]; P<.01). Conclusions: HPV(+) LNs involute more quickly than HPV(?) LNs but undergo a more prolonged process to eventual CR beyond the time of initial assessment at 8 to 12 weeks after treatment. Post radiation neck dissection is advisable for all non-CR HPV(?)/non-CR N3 HPV(+) cases, but it may be avoided for selected non-CR N2 HPV(+) cases with a significant LN involution if they can undergo continued imaging surveillance. The role of positron emission tomography for response assessment should be investigated.

  6. Finding a Minimally Informative Dirichlet Prior Distribution Using Least Squares

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    Dana Kelly; Corwin Atwood

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a Bayesian framework, the Dirichlet distribution is the conjugate distribution to the multinomial likelihood function, and so the analyst is required to develop a Dirichlet prior that incorporates available information. However, as it is a multiparameter distribution, choosing the Dirichlet parameters is less straight-forward than choosing a prior distribution for a single parameter, such as p in the binomial distribution. In particular, one may wish to incorporate limited information into the prior, resulting in a minimally informative prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data. In the case of binomial p or Poisson, the principle of maximum entropy can be employed to obtain a so-called constrained noninformative prior. However, even in the case of p, such a distribution cannot be written down in closed form, and so an approximate beta distribution is used in the case of p. In the case of the multinomial model with parametric constraints, the approach of maximum entropy does not appear tractable. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on constrained minimization of a least-squares objective function, which leads to a minimally informative Dirichlet prior distribution. The alpha-factor model for common-cause failure, which is widely used in the United States, is the motivation for this approach, and is used to illustrate the method. In this approach to modeling common-cause failure, the alpha-factors, which are the parameters in the underlying multinomial aleatory model for common-cause failure, must be estimated from data that is often quite sparse, because common-cause failures tend to be rare, especially failures of more than two or three components, and so a prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data is needed.

  7. Finding A Minimally Informative Dirichlet Prior Using Least Squares

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    Dana Kelly

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a Bayesian framework, the Dirichlet distribution is the conjugate distribution to the multinomial likelihood function, and so the analyst is required to develop a Dirichlet prior that incorporates available information. However, as it is a multiparameter distribution, choosing the Dirichlet parameters is less straightforward than choosing a prior distribution for a single parameter, such as p in the binomial distribution. In particular, one may wish to incorporate limited information into the prior, resulting in a minimally informative prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data. In the case of binomial p or Poisson \\lambda, the principle of maximum entropy can be employed to obtain a so-called constrained noninformative prior. However, even in the case of p, such a distribution cannot be written down in the form of a standard distribution (e.g., beta, gamma), and so a beta distribution is used as an approximation in the case of p. In the case of the multinomial model with parametric constraints, the approach of maximum entropy does not appear tractable. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on constrained minimization of a least-squares objective function, which leads to a minimally informative Dirichlet prior distribution. The alpha-factor model for common-cause failure, which is widely used in the United States, is the motivation for this approach, and is used to illustrate the method. In this approach to modeling common-cause failure, the alpha-factors, which are the parameters in the underlying multinomial model for common-cause failure, must be estimated from data that are often quite sparse, because common-cause failures tend to be rare, especially failures of more than two or three components, and so a prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data is needed.

  8. Passive magnetic bearing element with minimal power losses

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    Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems employing passive magnetic bearing elements having minimal power losses are provided. Improved stabilizing elements are shown, employing periodic magnet arrays and inductively loaded circuits, but with improved characteristics compared to the elements disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 5,495,221 entitled "Dynamically Stable Magnetic Suspension/Bearing System." The improvements relate to increasing the magnitude of the force derivative, while at the same time reducing the power dissipated during the normal operation of the bearing system, to provide a passive bearing system that has virtually no losses under equilibrium conditions, that is, when the supported system is not subject to any accelerations except those of gravity.

  9. Five Dimensional Minimal Supergravities and Four Dimensional Complex Geometries

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    Grover, Jai [DAMTP, CMS, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Gutowski, Jan B. [Department of Mathematics, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (United Kingdom); Herdeiro, Carlos A. R. [DF-FCUP e CFP, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Sabra, Wafic [Centre for Advanced Mathematical Sciences and Physics Department, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the relation between solutions admitting Killing spinors of minimal supergravities in five dimensions and four dimensional complex geometries. In the ungauged case (vanishing cosmological constant {lambda} 0) the solutions are determined in terms of a hyper-Kaehler base space; in the gauged case ({lambda}<0) the complex geometry is Kaehler; in the de Sitter case ({lambda}>0) the complex geometry is hyper-Kaehler with torsion (HKT). In the latter case some details of the derivation are given. The method for constructing explicit solutions is discussed in each case.

  10. Ultra-low-loss tapered optical fibers with minimal lengths

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    Ryutaro Nagai; Takao Aoki

    2014-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We design and fabricate ultra-low-loss tapered optical fibers (TOFs) with minimal lengths. We first optimize variations of the torch scan length using the flame-brush method for fabricating TOFs with taper angles that satisfy the adiabaticity criteria. We accordingly fabricate TOFs with optimal shapes and compare their transmission to TOFs with a constant taper angle and TOFs with an exponential shape. The highest transmission measured for TOFs with an optimal shape is in excess of 99.7 % with a total TOF length of only 23 mm, whereas TOFs with a constant taper angle of 2 mrad reach 99.6 % transmission for a 63 mm TOF length.

  11. Structural Genomics of Minimal Organisms: Pipeline and Results

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    Kim, Sung-Hou; Shin, Dong-Hae; Kim, Rosalind; Adams, Paul; Chandonia, John-Marc

    2007-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The initial objective of the Berkeley Structural Genomics Center was to obtain a near complete three-dimensional (3D) structural information of all soluble proteins of two minimal organisms, closely related pathogens Mycoplasma genitalium and M. pneumoniae. The former has fewer than 500 genes and the latter has fewer than 700 genes. A semiautomated structural genomics pipeline was set up from target selection, cloning, expression, purification, and ultimately structural determination. At the time of this writing, structural information of more than 93percent of all soluble proteins of M. genitalium is avail able. This chapter summarizes the approaches taken by the authors' center.

  12. Minimizing Variation in Outdoor CPV Power Ratings: Preprint

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    Muller, M.; Marion, B.; Rodriguez, J.; Kurtz, S.

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The CPV community has agreed to have both indoor and outdoor power ratings at the module level. The indoor rating provides a repeatable measure of module performance as it leaves the factory line while the outdoor rating provides a measure of true performance under real world conditions. The challenge with an outdoor rating is that the spectrum, temperature, wind speed, etc are constantly in flux and therefore the resulting power rating varies from day to day and month to month. This work examines different methodologies for determining the outdoor power rating with the goal of minimizing variation even if data are collected under changing meteorological conditions.

  13. Noncommutative scalar field minimally coupled to nonsymmetric gravity

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    Kouadik, S.; Sefai, D. [Laboratory of Mechanic, Physics and Mathematical Modeling Medea University (Algeria)

    2012-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a non-commutative non symmetric gravity minimally coupled model (the star product only couples matter). We introduce the action for the system considered namely a non-commutative scalar field propagating in a nontrivial gravitational background. We expand the action in powers of the anti-symmetric field and the graviton to second order adopting the assumption that the scalar is weekly coupled to the graviton. We compute the one loop radiative corrections to the self-energy of a scalar particle.

  14. Minimal coupling method and the dissipative scalar field theory

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    Fardin Kheirandish; Majid Amooshahi

    2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum field theory of a damped vibrating string as the simplest dissipative scalar field investigated by its coupling with an infinit number of Klein-Gordon fields as the environment by introducing a minimal coupling method. Heisenberg equation containing a dissipative term proportional to velocity obtained for a special choice of coupling function and quantum dynamics for such a dissipative system investigated. Some kinematical relations calculated by tracing out the environment degrees of freedom. The rate of energy flowing between the system and it's environment obtained.

  15. Minimally refined biomass fuel. [carbohydrate-water-alcohol mixture

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    Pearson, R.K.; Hirschfeld, T.B.

    1981-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A minimally refined fluid composition, suitable as a fuel mixture and derived from biomass material, is comprised of one or more water-soluble carbohydrates such as sucrose, one or more alcohols having less than four carbons, and water. The carbohydrate provides the fuel source; water-solubilizes the carbohydrate; and the alcohol aids in the combustion of the carbohydrate and reduces the viscosity of the carbohydrate/water solution. Because less energy is required to obtain the carbohydrate from the raw biomass than alcohol, an overall energy savings is realized compared to fuels employing alcohol as the primary fuel.

  16. Electroplating waste minimization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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    Dini, J.W.; Steffani, C.P.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes efforts on waste minimization in the electroplating facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Issues that are covered include: elimination of cadmium plating, copper cyanide plating, hexavalent chromium plating and vapor degreasing, segregation of cyanide solutions, changing rinsing practices, recycling of rinse water, changing cleaning of aluminum parts and rejuvenation of gold plating solutions. Discussion is also presented on other issues currently being worked and these include: combining electroplating and physical vapor deposition, elimination of all cyanide plating processes, and recycling of electroless nickel and spent acid solutions.

  17. Pollution prevention and waste minimization in metal finishing

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    Stimetz, C.J.

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was done to identify pollution prevention and waste minimization opportunities in the general plating department and the printed circuit board processing department. Recommendations for certain recycle and recovery technologies were mad in order to reduce usage of acids and the volume of heavy metal sludge that is formed at the industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Facility (IWPF). Some of these technologies discussed were acid purification, electrowinning, and ion exchange. Specific technologies are prescribed for specific processes. Those plating processes where the metals can be recovered are copper, nickel, gold, cadmium, tin, lead, and rhodium.

  18. Guide to Minimizing Compressor-Based Cooling | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGrid Integration0-1 March 2013 WHAT:MinimizingGuide to

  19. Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov.Energy02.pdf7Processes toSummarizingHUMAN RELIABILITYReaps Benefits ofMinimizing

  20. Minimally-invasive Wearable Sensors and Data Processing Methods for Mental Stress Detection

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    Choi, Jongyoon

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    conducted for this dissertation, a minimally-invasive wearable sensor platform and physiological data processing methods were developed to analyze a number of physiological correlates of mental stress. We present a minimally obtrusive wearable sensor...

  1. Application of L1 Minimization Technique to Image Super-Resolution and Surface Reconstruction

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    Talavatifard, Habiballah

    2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A surface reconstruction and image enhancement non-linear finite element technique based on minimization of L1 norm of the total variation of the gradient is introduced. Since minimization in the L1 norm is computationally expensive, we seek...

  2. Design of optimal dispersive mirrors for femtosecond enhancement cavities and compressors by minimizing phase distortion power

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    Birge, Jonathan R.

    The optimization of phase distortion spectral power density is proposed as an alternative to GDD minimization of ultrafast cavity mirrors. This criterion is shown to minimize the detuning of cavity resonances from a uniform comb.

  3. Quantum mechanical study of solvent effects in a prototype S{sub N}2 reaction in solution: Cl{sup ?} attack on CH{sub 3}Cl

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    Kuechler, Erich R. [BioMaPS Institute and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8087 (United States) [BioMaPS Institute and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8087 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0431 (United States); York, Darrin M., E-mail: york@biomaps.rutgers.edu [BioMaPS Institute and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8087 (United States)

    2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The nucleophilic attack of a chloride ion on methyl chloride is an important prototype S{sub N}2 reaction in organic chemistry that is known to be sensitive to the effects of the surrounding solvent. Herein, we develop a highly accurate Specific Reaction Parameter (SRP) model based on the Austin Model 1 Hamiltonian for chlorine to study the effects of solvation into an aqueous environment on the reaction mechanism. To accomplish this task, we apply high-level quantum mechanical calculations to study the reaction in the gas phase and combined quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical simulations with TIP3P and TIP4P-ew water models and the resulting free energy profiles are compared with those determined from simulations using other fast semi-empirical quantum models. Both gas phase and solution results with the SRP model agree very well with experiment and provide insight into the specific role of solvent on the reaction coordinate. Overall, the newly parameterized SRP Hamiltonian is able to reproduce both the gas phase and solution phase barriers, suggesting it is an accurate and robust model for simulations in the aqueous phase at greatly reduced computational cost relative to comparably accurate ab initio and density functional models.

  4. Relativistic distorted-wave collision strengths for the 49 ?n=0 optically allowed transitions with n=2 in the 67 B-like ions with 26?Z?92

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    Fontes, Christopher J., E-mail: cjf@lanl.gov; Zhang, Hong Lin

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Relativistic distorted-wave collision strengths have been calculated for the 49 ?n=0 optically allowed transitions with n=2 in the 67 B-like ions with nuclear charge number Z in the range 26?Z?92. The calculations were made for the four final, or scattered, electron energies E{sup ?}=0.20, 0.42, 0.80, and 1.40, where E{sup ?} is in units of Z{sub eff}{sup 2} Ry with Z{sub eff}=Z?3.33. In the present calculations, an improved top-up method, which employs relativistic plane waves, was used to obtain the high partial-wave contribution for each transition, in contrast to the partial-relativistic CoulombBethe approximation used in previous work by Zhang and Sampson [H.L. Zhang and D.H. Sampson, At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 56 (1994) 41]. In that earlier work, collision strengths were also provided for B-like ions, but for a more comprehensive data set consisting of all 105 ?n=0 transitions, six scattered energies and the 85 ions with Z in the range 8?Z?92. The collision strengths covered in the present work should be more accurate than the corresponding data given by Zhang and Sampson [H.L. Zhang and D.H. Sampson, At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 56 (1994) 41] and are presented here to replace those earlier results.

  5. THE SIX GROTHENDIECK OPERATIONS ON O-MINIMAL MARIO J. EDMUNDO AND LUCA PRELLI

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    Edmundo, Mário Jorge

    Pillay's conjecture should be a kind of intrinsic "standard part map". O-minimality is the analytic part

  6. A descending chain condition for groups de nable in o-minimal structures

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    Berarducci, Alessandro

    " standard part map. In [14] the conjectures were proved in two extreme cases, when G has o-minimal dimension

  7. The Phase-space analysis of scalar fields with non-minimally derivative coupling

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    Yumei Huang; Qing Gao; Yungui Gong

    2015-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a dynamical analysis for the exponential scalar field with non-minimally derivative coupling. For the quintessence case, the stable fixed points are the same with and without the non-minimally derivative coupling. For the phantom case, the attractor with dark energy domination exists for the minimal coupling only. For the non-minimally derivative coupling without the standard canonical kinetic term, only the de-Sitter attractor exists, and the dark matter solution is unstable.

  8. The Phase-space analysis of scalar fields with non-minimally derivative coupling

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    Yumei Huang; Qing Gao; Yungui Gong

    2014-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform the dynamical analysis for the exponential scalar field with non-minimally derivative coupling. For the quintessence case, the stable fixed points are the same with and without the non-minimally derivative coupling. For the phantom case, the attractor with dark energy domination exists for the minimal coupling only. For the non-minimally derivative coupling without the standard canonical kinetic term, only the de-Sitter attractor exists, and the dark matter solution is unstable.

  9. Level set methods to compute minimal surfaces in a medium with ...

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    2005-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Department of Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, ... Computer graphics and image analysis use minimal surfaces.

  10. F O R E S T R E S E A R C H C O R P O R A T E P L A N 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 5

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    F O R E S T R E S E A R C H #12;C O R P O R A T E P L A N 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 F O R E S T R E S E A R C H Forest Research C O R P O R A T E P L A N 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 1 #12;C O R P O R A T E P L A N 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 F O R E S T R E S E A R C H Acting Chief Executive Peter Freer-Smith Forest Research

  11. OVERTWISTED ENERGY-MINIMIZING CURL EIGENFIELDS ROBERT GHRIST AND RAFAL KOMENDARCZYK

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    Ghrist, Robert W.

    OVERTWISTED ENERGY-MINIMIZING CURL EIGENFIELDS ROBERT GHRIST AND RAFAL KOMENDARCZYK ABSTRACT. We consider energy-minimizing divergence-free eigenfields of the curl operator in dimension three from by constructing curl eigenfields which minimize L2 energy on their co-adjoint orbit, yet are orthogonal

  12. A Parallel BuildUp Algorithm for Global Energy Minimizations of Molecular Clusters Using Effective

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    protein folding. The problem is hard to solve for large molecules using general minimization approaches/local minimization, effective energy simulated anneal ing, parallel computation, protein folding AMS (MOS) subject minimization problem for molecular conformation, especially protein folding. The problem is important

  13. A software system for oilfield facility investment minimization

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    Ding, Z.X. [Coastal Corp., Houston, TX (United States); Startzman, R.A. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Minimizing investment in oilfield development is an important subject that has attracted a considerable amount of industry attention. One method to reduce investment involves the optimal placement and selection of production facilities. Because of the large amount of capital used in this process, saving a small percent of the total investment may represent a large monetary value. The literature reports algorithms using mathematical programming techniques that were designed to solve the proposed problem in a global optimal manner. Owing to the high-computational complexity and the lack of user-friendly interfaces for data entry and results display, mathematical programming techniques have not been given enough attention in practice. This paper describes an interactive, graphical software system that provides a global optimal solution to the problem of placement and selection of production facilities in oil-field development processes. This software system can be used as an investment minimization tool and a scenario-study simulator. The developed software system consists of five basic modules: (1) an interactive data-input unit, (2) a cost function generator, (3) an optimization unit, (4) a graphic-output display, and (5) a sensitivity-analysis unit.

  14. Minimal archi-texture for neutrino mass matrices

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    Atsushi Watanabe; Koichi Yoshioka

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The origin of the observed masses and mixing angles of quarks and leptons is one of imperative subjects in and beyond the standard model. Toward a deeper understanding of flavor structure, we investigate in this paper the minimality of fermion mass (Yukawa) matrices in unified theory. That is, the simplest matrix form is explored in light of the current experimental data for quarks and leptons, including the recent measurements of quark CP violation and neutrino oscillations. Two types of neutrino mass schemes are particularly analyzed; (i) Majorana masses of left-handed neutrinos with unspecified mechanism and (ii) Dirac and Majorana masses introducing three right-handed neutrinos. As a result, new classes of neutrino mass matrices are found to be consistent to the low-energy experimental data and high-energy unification hypothesis. For distinctive phenomenological implications of the minimal fermion mass textures, we discuss flavor-violating decay of charged leptons, the baryon asymmetry of the universe via thermal leptogenesis, neutrino-less double beta decay, and low-energy leptonic CP violation.

  15. Annual Waste Minimization Summary Report, Calendar Year 2009

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2010-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the waste minimization efforts undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC, for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), during calendar year 2009. This report was developed in accordance with the requirements of the Nevada Test Site Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Permit (No. NEV HW0021), and as clarified in a letter dated April 21, 1995, from Paul Liebendorfer of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to Donald Elle of the U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office. The NNSA/NSO Pollution Prevention (P2) Program establishes a process to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated by NNSA/NSO activities and ensures that proposed methods of treatment, storage, and/or disposal of waste minimize potential threats to human health and the environment. The following information provides an overview of the P2 Program, major P2 accomplishments during the reporting year, a comparison of the current year waste generation to prior years, and a description of efforts undertaken during the year to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated by NNSA/NSO.

  16. Annual Waste Minimization Summary Report Calendar Year 2007

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    NSTec Environmental Management

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the waste minimization efforts undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), during calendar year (CY) 2007. This report was developed in accordance with the requirements of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit (number NEV HW0021), and as clarified in a letter dated April 21, 1995, from Paul Liebendorfer of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to Donald Elle of the U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office. The NNSA/NSO Pollution Prevention (P2) Program establishes a process to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated by the NNSA/NSO and ensures that proposed methods of treatment, storage, and/or disposal of waste minimize potential threats to human health and the environment. The following information provides an overview of the P2 Program, major P2 accomplishments during the reporting year, a comparison of the current year waste generation to prior years, and a description of efforts undertaken during the year to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated by the NNSA/NSO.

  17. Fast Neutrino Decay in the Minimal Seesaw Model

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    Anjans S. Joshipura; Saurabh D. Rindani

    1992-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutrino decay in the minimal seesaw model containing three right handed neutrinos and a complex $SU(2)\\times U(1)$ singlet Higgs in addition to the standard model fields is considered. A global horizontal symmetry $U(1)_H$ is imposed, which on spontaneous breaking gives rise to a Goldstone boson. This symmetry is chosen in a way that makes a) the contribution of heavy ($\\leq$ MeV) majorana neutrinos to the neutrinoless double beta decay amplitude vanish and b) allows the heavy neutrino to decay to a lighter neutrino and the Goldstone boson. It is shown that this decay can occur at a rate much faster than in the original Majoron model even if one does not introduce any additional Higgs fields as is done in the literature. Possibility of describing the 17 keV neutrino in this minimal seesaw model is investigated. While most of the cosmological and astrophysical constraints on the 17 keV neutrino can be satisfied in this model, the laboratory limits coming from the neutrino oscillations cannot be easily met. An extension which removes this inadequacy and offers a consistent description of the 17 keV neutrino is discussed.

  18. Criteria for minimal model of driven polymer translocation

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    P. M. Suhonen; K. Kaski; R. P. Linna

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    While the characteristics of the driven translocation for asymptotically long polymers are well understood, this is not the case for finite-sized polymers, which are relevant for real-world experiments and simulation studies. Most notably, the behavior of the exponent $\\alpha$, which describes the scaling of the translocation time with polymer length, when the driving force $f_p$ in the pore is changed, is under debate. By Langevin dynamics simulations of regular and modified translocation models using the freely-jointed-chain polymer model we find that a previously reported incomplete model, where the {\\it trans} side and fluctuations were excluded, gives rise to characteristics that are in stark contradiction with those of the complete model, for which $\\alpha$ increases with $f_p$. Our results suggest that contribution due to fluctuations is important. We construct a minimal model where dynamics is completely excluded to show that close alignment with a full translocation model can be achieved. Our findings set very stringent requirements for a minimal model that is supposed to describe the driven polymer translocation correctly.

  19. Entropic measure to prevent energy over-minimization in molecular dynamics simulations

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    Rydzewski, Jakub; Nowak, Wieslaw

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Geometry optimization via energy minimization is one of the most common steps in computer modelling of biological structures. Nowadays computer power encourage numerous researches to use conjugated gradient minimizations exceeding 1000 steps. However, our research reveals that such over-minimization may lead to thermodynamically unstable conformations. We show that these conformations are not optimum starting points for equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. We propose a measure based on the Pareto front of total entropy for quality assessment of minimized protein which warrants a proper selection of minimization steps.

  20. A compactness lemma and its application to the existence of minimizers for the liquid drop model

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    Rupert L. Frank; Elliott H. Lieb

    2015-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The ancient Gamow liquid drop model of nuclear energies has had a renewed life as an interesting problem in the calculus of variations: Find a set $\\Omega \\subset \\mathbb R^3$ with given volume A that minimizes the sum of its surface area and its Coulomb self energy. A ball minimizes the former and maximizes the latter, but the conjecture is that a ball is always a minimizer -- when there is a minimizer. Even the existence of minimizers for this interesting geometric problem has not been shown in general. We prove the existence of the absolute minimizer (over all $A$) of the energy divided by $A$ (the binding energy per particle). A second result of our work is a general method for showing the existence of optimal sets in geometric minimization problems, which we call the `method of the missing mass'. A third point is the extension of the pulling back compactness lemma from $W^{1,p}$ to $BV$.

  1. A minimal and predictive $T_7$ lepton flavor 331 model

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    Hernndez, A E Crcamo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a model based on the $SU(3)_{C}\\otimes SU(3)_{L}\\otimes U(1)_{X}$ gauge group having an extra $T_{7}\\otimes Z_{3}\\otimes Z_{14}$ flavor group, where the light active neutrino masses arise via double seesaw mechanism and the observed charged lepton mass hierarchy is a consequence of the $Z_{14}$ symmetry breaking at very high energy. In our minimal and predictive $T_7$ lepton flavor 331 model, the spectrum of neutrinos includes very light active neutrinos and heavy and very heavy sterile neutrinos. The obtained neutrino mixing parameters and neutrino mass squared splittings are compatible with the neutrino oscillation experimental data, for both normal and inverted hierarchies. The model predicts CP conservation in neutrino oscillations.

  2. Siting Samplers to Minimize Expected Time to Detection

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    Walter, Travis; Lorenzetti, David M.; Sohn, Michael D.

    2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a probabilistic approach to designing an indoor sampler network for detecting an accidental or intentional chemical or biological release, and demonstrate it for a real building. In an earlier paper, Sohn and Lorenzetti(1) developed a proof of concept algorithm that assumed samplers could return measurements only slowly (on the order of hours). This led to optimal detect to treat architectures, which maximize the probability of detecting a release. This paper develops a more general approach, and applies it to samplers that can return measurements relatively quickly (in minutes). This leads to optimal detect to warn architectures, which minimize the expected time to detection. Using a model of a real, large, commercial building, we demonstrate the approach by optimizing networks against uncertain release locations, source terms, and sampler characteristics. Finally, we speculate on rules of thumb for general sampler placement.

  3. Minimizing Variation in Outdoor CPV Power Ratings (Presentation)

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    Muller, M.

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presented at the 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-7), 4-6 April 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada. The CPV community has agreed to have both indoor and outdoor power ratings at the module level. The indoor rating provides a repeatable measure of module performance as it leaves the factory line while the outdoor rating provides a measure of true performance under real world conditions. The challenge with an outdoor rating is that the spectrum, temperature, wind speed, etc are constantly in flux and therefore the resulting power rating varies from day to day and month to month. This work examines different methodologies for determining the outdoor power rating with the goal of minimizing variation even if data are collected under changing meteorological conditions.

  4. Minimal-time bioremediation of natural water resources

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    Gajardo, Pedro; Rapaport, Alain; Harmand, Jrme

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study minimal time strategies for the treatment of pollution of large volumes, such as lakes or natural reservoirs, with the help of an autonomous bioreactor. The control consists in feeding the bioreactor from the resource, the clean output returning to the resource with the same flow rate. We first characterize the optimal policies among constant and feedback controls, under the assumption of a uniform concentration in the resource. In a second part, we study the influence of an inhomogeneity in the resource, considering two measurements points. With the help of the Maximum Principle, we show that the optimal control law is non-monotonic and terminates with a constant phase, contrary to the homogeneous case for which the optimal flow rate is decreasing with time. This study allows the decision makers to identify situations for which the benefit of using non-constant flow rates is significant.

  5. Photovoltaic array with minimally penetrating rooftop support system

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    Lenox, Carl J.S.

    2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A photovoltaic array including a plurality of photovoltaic assemblies and a plurality of mounting units. The mounting units each include an elongate rail and a plurality of leg assemblies. The rail is sized and configured to maintain a portion of at least two of the photovoltaic assemblies, with the leg assemblies extending from the rail in a spaced-apart fashion and terminating in a foot for placement against a rooftop structure for minimally penetration installation. Further, at least one of the leg assemblies can include a retractable leg. When the photovoltaic array is installed to a rooftop structure including a membrane intermittently secured to a rooftop deck, the retractable leg accommodates upward billowing of the membrane under windy conditions.

  6. Stress corrosion cracking: New experiments, new insights M I T E N E R G Y I N I T I AT I V E A U T U M N 2 0 1 2

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    Yildiz, Bilge

    % post-consumer recycled content, with the balance coming from responsibly managed sources. Energy. Economic pressures both in the United States and in other key economies around the world threaten T U M N 2 0 1 2 I N T H I S I S S U E Energy Futures Discovering solutions: Undergrads take the lead

  7. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque C7, suppl6ment au n07, Tome 40, JuiZZet 1979, page C7-483 LASERfFIBER OPTIC BREAKDOWNOF A PUS CHARGED 90% AT-1096 N2GAS SWITCH

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The influence of laser power, gas mixture, focal point location, pressure, time of laser insertion etcFIBER OPTIC BREAKDOWNOF A PUS CHARGED 90% AT-1096 N2GAS SWITCH L.L. Hatfield, H.C. ~arjes',M. ~ristiansen', A initiation of the breakdown in a sions of the technique. pulse charged gas switch i s described. A novel

  8. The concrete theory of numbers : New Mersenne conjectures. Simplicity and other wonderful properties of numbers $L(n) = 2^{2n}\\pm2^n\\pm1$

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    Boris V. Tarasov

    2008-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    New Mersenne conjectures. The problems of simplicity, common prime divisors and free from squares of numbers $L(n) = 2^{2n}\\pm2^n\\pm1$ are investigated. Wonderful formulas $gcd $ for numbers $L (n) $ and numbers repunit are proved.

  9. Effect of temperature on the protonation of N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ethylenediamine-N,N'N'-triacetic acid in aqueous solutions: Potentiometric and calorimetric studies

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    Xingliang Li; Zhicheng Zhang; Francesco Endrizzi; Leigh Martin; Shunzhong Luo; Linfeng Rao

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The TALSPEAK process (Trivalent Actinide Lanthanide Separations by Phosphorus-reagent Extraction from Aqueous Komplexes) has been demonstrated in several pilot-scale operations to be effective at separating trivalent actinides (An3+) from trivalent lanthanides (Ln3+). However, fundamental studies have revealed undesired aspects of TALSPEAK, such as the signi?cant partitioning of Na+, lactic acid, and water into the organic phase, thermodynamically unpredictable pH dependence, and the slow extraction kinetics. In the modi?ed TALSPEAK process, the combination of the aqueous holdback complexant HEDTA (N-(2-hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine-N,N0,N0-triacetic acid) with the extractant HEH[EHP] (2-ethyl(hexyl) phosphonic acid mono-2-ethylhexyl ester) in the organic phase has been found to exhibit a nearly ?at pH dependence between 2.5 and 4.5 and more rapid phase transfer kinetics for the heavier lanthanides. To help understand the speciation of Ln3+ and An3+ in the modi?ed TALSPEAK, systematic studies are underway on the thermodynamics of major reactions in the HEDTA system under conditions relevant to the process (e.g., higher temperatures). Thermodynamics of the protonation and complexation of HEDTA with Ln3+ were studied at variable temperatures. Equilibrium constants and enthalpies were determined by a combination of techniques including potentiometry and calorimetry. This paper presents the protonation constants of HEDTA at T = (25 to 70) C. The potentiometric titrations have demonstrated that, stepwise, the ?rst two protonation constants decrease and the third one slightly increases with the increase of temperature. This trend is in good agreement with the enthalpy of proton-ation directly determined by calorimetry. The results of NMR analysis further con?rm that the ?rst two protonation reactions occur on the diamine nitrogen atoms, while the third protonation reaction occurs on the oxygen of a carboxylate group. These data, in conjunction with the thermodynamic parameters of Ln3+/An3+ complexes with HEDTA at different temperatures, will help to predict the speciation and temperature-dependent behavior of Ln3+/An3+ in the modi?ed TALSPEAK process.

  10. Electrochemical Oxidation of H2 Catalyzed by Ruthenium Hydride Complexes Bearing P2N2 Ligands With Pendant Amines as Proton Relays

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    Liu, Tianbiao L.; Rakowski DuBois, Mary; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Two Ru hydride complexes (Cp*Ru(PPh2NBn2)H, 1-H and (Cp*Ru(PtBu2NBn2)H, 2-H) supported by cyclic PR2NR'2 ligands (Cp* = ?5-C5Me5; 1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane, where R = Ph or tBu and R' = Bn) have been synthesized and fully characterized. Both complexes are demonstrated to be electrocatalysts for oxidation of H2 (1 atm, 22 C) in the presence of external base, DBU (1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene). The turnover frequency of 2-H is 1.2 s-1, with an overpotential at Ecat/2 of 0.45 V, while catalysis by 1-H has a turnover frequency of 0.6 s-1 and an overpotential of 0.6 V at Ecat/2. Addition of H2O facilitates oxidation of H2 by 2-H and increases its turnover frequency to 1.9 s-1 while , H2O slows down the catalysis by 1-H. The different effects of H2O for 1-H and 2-H are ascribed to different binding affinities of H2O to the Ru center of the corresponding unsaturated species, [Cp*Ru(PPh2NBn2)]+ and [Cp*Ru(PPh2NBn2)]+. In addition, studies of Cp*Ru(dmpm)H (where dmpm = bis(dimethylphosphino)methane), a control complex lacking pendent amines in its diphosphine ligand, confirms the critical roles of the pendent amines of P2N2 ligands for oxidation of H2. We thank the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences, for supporting initial parts of the work. Current work is supported by the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

  11. Waste minimization in analytical chemistry through innovative sample preparation techniques.

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    Smith, L. L.

    1998-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Because toxic solvents and other hazardous materials are commonly used in analytical methods, characterization procedures result in significant and costly amount of waste. We are developing alternative analytical methods in the radiological and organic areas to reduce the volume or form of the hazardous waste produced during sample analysis. For the radiological area, we have examined high-pressure, closed-vessel microwave digestion as a way to minimize waste from sample preparation operations. Heated solutions of strong mineral acids can be avoided for sample digestion by using the microwave approach. Because reactivity increases with pressure, we examined the use of less hazardous solvents to leach selected contaminants from soil for subsequent analysis. We demonstrated the feasibility of this approach by extracting plutonium from a NET reference material using citric and tartaric acids with microwave digestion. Analytical results were comparable to traditional digestion methods, while hazardous waste was reduced by a factor often. We also evaluated the suitability of other natural acids, determined the extraction performance on a wider variety of soil types, and examined the extraction efficiency of other contaminants. For the organic area, we examined ways to minimize the wastes associated with the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in environmental samples. Conventional methods for analyzing semivolatile organic compounds are labor intensive and require copious amounts of hazardous solvents. For soil and sediment samples, we have a method to analyze PCBs that is based on microscale extraction using benign solvents (e.g., water or hexane). The extraction is performed at elevated temperatures in stainless steel cells containing the sample and solvent. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to quantitate the analytes in the isolated extract. More recently, we developed a method utilizing solid-phase microextraction (SPME) for natural water samples. In this SPME technique, a fused-silica fiber coated with a polymeric film is exposed to the sample, extraction is allowed to take place, and then the analytes are thermally desorbed for GC analysis. Unlike liquid-liquid extraction or solid-phase extraction, SPME consumes all of the extracted sample in the analysis, significantly reducing the required sample volume.

  12. Finite element meshing approached as a global minimization process

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    WITKOWSKI,WALTER R.; JUNG,JOSEPH; DOHRMANN,CLARK R.; LEUNG,VITUS J.

    2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to generate a suitable finite element mesh in an automatic fashion is becoming the key to being able to automate the entire engineering analysis process. However, placing an all-hexahedron mesh in a general three-dimensional body continues to be an elusive goal. The approach investigated in this research is fundamentally different from any other that is known of by the authors. A physical analogy viewpoint is used to formulate the actual meshing problem which constructs a global mathematical description of the problem. The analogy used was that of minimizing the electrical potential of a system charged particles within a charged domain. The particles in the presented analogy represent duals to mesh elements (i.e., quads or hexes). Particle movement is governed by a mathematical functional which accounts for inter-particles repulsive, attractive and alignment forces. This functional is minimized to find the optimal location and orientation of each particle. After the particles are connected a mesh can be easily resolved. The mathematical description for this problem is as easy to formulate in three-dimensions as it is in two- or one-dimensions. The meshing algorithm was developed within CoMeT. It can solve the two-dimensional meshing problem for convex and concave geometries in a purely automated fashion. Investigation of the robustness of the technique has shown a success rate of approximately 99% for the two-dimensional geometries tested. Run times to mesh a 100 element complex geometry were typically in the 10 minute range. Efficiency of the technique is still an issue that needs to be addressed. Performance is an issue that is critical for most engineers generating meshes. It was not for this project. The primary focus of this work was to investigate and evaluate a meshing algorithm/philosophy with efficiency issues being secondary. The algorithm was also extended to mesh three-dimensional geometries. Unfortunately, only simple geometries were tested before this project ended. The primary complexity in the extension was in the connectivity problem formulation. Defining all of the interparticle interactions that occur in three-dimensions and expressing them in mathematical relationships is very difficult.

  13. Einstein static Universe in non-minimal kinetic coupled gravity

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    K. Atazadeh; F. Darabi

    2015-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the stability of Einstein static Universe, with FLRW metric, by considering linear homogeneous perturbations in the kinetic coupled gravity. By taking linear homogeneous perturbations, we find that the stability of Einstein static Universe, in the kinetic coupled gravity with quadratic scalar field potential, for closed ($K=1$) isotropic and homogeneous FLRW Universe depends on the coupling parameters $\\kappa$ and $\\varepsilon$. Specifically, for $\\kappa=L_P^2$ and $\\varepsilon=1$ we find that the stability condition imposes the inequality $a_0>\\sqrt{3}L_P$ on the initial size $a_0$ of the closed Einstein static Universe before the inflation. Such inequality asserts that the initial size of the Einstein static Universe must be greater than the Planck length $L_P$, in consistency with the quantum gravity and quantum cosmology requirements. In this way, we have determined the non-minimal coupling parameter $\\kappa$ in the context of Einstein static Universe. Such a very small parameter is favored in the inflationary models constructed in the kinetic coupled gravity. We have also studied the stability against the vector and tensor perturbations and discussed on the acceptable values of the equation of state parameter.

  14. The Dynamically Extended Mind -- A Minimal Modeling Case Study

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    Tom Froese; Carlos Gershenson; David A. Rosenblueth

    2013-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The extended mind hypothesis has stimulated much interest in cognitive science. However, its core claim, i.e. that the process of cognition can extend beyond the brain via the body and into the environment, has been heavily criticized. A prominent critique of this claim holds that when some part of the world is coupled to a cognitive system this does not necessarily entail that the part is also constitutive of that cognitive system. This critique is known as the "coupling-constitution fallacy". In this paper we respond to this reductionist challenge by using an evolutionary robotics approach to create a minimal model of two acoustically coupled agents. We demonstrate how the interaction process as a whole has properties that cannot be reduced to the contributions of the isolated agents. We also show that the neural dynamics of the coupled agents has formal properties that are inherently impossible for those neural networks in isolation. By keeping the complexity of the model to an absolute minimum, we are able to illustrate how the coupling-constitution fallacy is in fact based on an inadequate understanding of the constitutive role of nonlinear interactions in dynamical systems theory.

  15. Global Fits of the Minimal Universal Extra Dimensions Scenario

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    Bertone, Gianfranco; /Zurich U. /Paris, Inst. Astrophys.; Kong, Kyoungchul; /SLAC /Kansas U.; de Austri, Roberto Ruiz; /Valencia U., IFIC; Trotta, Roberto; /Imperial Coll., London

    2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In theories with Universal Extra-Dimensions (UED), the {gamma}{sub 1} particle, first excited state of the hypercharge gauge boson, provides an excellent Dark Matter (DM) candidate. Here we use a modified version of the SuperBayeS code to perform a Bayesian analysis of the minimal UED scenario, in order to assess its detectability at accelerators and with DM experiments. We derive in particular the most probable range of mass and scattering cross sections off nucleons, keeping into account cosmological and electroweak precision constraints. The consequences for the detectability of the {gamma}{sub 1} with direct and indirect experiments are dramatic. The spin-independent cross section probability distribution peaks at {approx} 10{sup -11} pb, i.e. below the sensitivity of ton-scale experiments. The spin-dependent cross-section drives the predicted neutrino flux from the center of the Sun below the reach of present and upcoming experiments. The only strategy that remains open appears to be direct detection with ton-scale experiments sensitive to spin-dependent cross-sections. On the other hand, the LHC with 1 fb{sup -1} of data should be able to probe the current best-fit UED parameters.

  16. Polynomial fusion rings of W-extended logarithmic minimal models

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    Jorgen Rasmussen

    2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The countably infinite number of Virasoro representations of the logarithmic minimal model LM(p,p') can be reorganized into a finite number of W-representations with respect to the extended Virasoro algebra symmetry W. Using a lattice implementation of fusion, we recently determined the fusion algebra of these representations and found that it closes, albeit without an identity for p>1. Here, we provide a fusion-matrix realization of this fusion algebra and identify a fusion ring isomorphic to it. We also consider various extensions of it and quotients thereof, and introduce and analyze commutative diagrams with morphisms between the involved fusion algebras and the corresponding quotient polynomial fusion rings. One particular extension is reminiscent of the fundamental fusion algebra of LM(p,p') and offers a natural way of introducing the missing identity for p>1. Working out explicit fusion matrices is facilitated by a further enlargement based on a pair of mutual Moore-Penrose inverses intertwining between the W-fundamental and enlarged fusion algebras.

  17. Perturbation hydrogen-atom spectrum in deformed space with minimal length

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    M. M. Stetsko; V. M. Tkachuk

    2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We study energy spectrum for hydrogen atom with deformed Heisenberg algebra leading to minimal length. We develop correct perturbation theory free of divergences. It gives a possibility to calculate analytically in the 3D case the corrections to $s$-levels of hydrogen atom caused by the minimal length. Comparing our result with experimental data from precision hydrogen spectroscopy an upper bound for the minimal length is obtained.

  18. An exact method for minimizing the total treatment time in intensity ...

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    2011-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We now attempt to minimize the total treatment time by modifying our CPI .... variables, depending on the quality of the upper bound, as the obvious trivial upper...

  19. Minimal Textures in Seesaw Mass Matrices and their low and high Energy Phenomenology

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    Srubabati Goswami; Subrata Khan; Werner Rodejohann

    2009-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In an attempt to find minimal scenarios we study the implications of Dirac and Majorana mass matrices with texture zeros within the type I seesaw mechanism. For the Dirac mass matrices we consider 5 zero textures which we show to be the most minimal form that can successfully account for low energy phenomenology if the Majorana mass matrices are chosen minimal as well. For those, we consider both diagonal and even more minimal non-diagonal forms. The latter can be motivated e.g. by simple U(1) flavour symmetries and have two degenerate eigenvalues. We classify the allowed textures and discuss the ramifications for leptogenesis and lepton flavour violation.

  20. Minimal Textures in Seesaw Mass Matrices and their low and high Energy Phenomenology

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    Goswami, Srubabati; Rodejohann, Werner

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In an attempt to find minimal scenarios we study the implications of Dirac and Majorana mass matrices with texture zeros within the type I seesaw mechanism. For the Dirac mass matrices we consider 5 zero textures which we show to be the most minimal form that can successfully account for low energy phenomenology if the Majorana mass matrices are chosen minimal as well. For those, we consider both diagonal and even more minimal non-diagonal forms. The latter can be motivated e.g. by simple U(1) flavour symmetries and have two degenerate eigenvalues. We classify the allowed textures and discuss the ramifications for leptogenesis and lepton flavour violation.

  1. Exact Low-rank Matrix Recovery via Nonconvex Mp-Minimization 1 ...

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    2011-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    nuclear norm minimization. In this paper, we consider the nonconvex relaxations by introducing Mp-norm (0

  2. Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use in Delivering Thermal Comfort

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    Regnier, Cindy

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    including cost, energy and thermal comfort analysis, whichfor greatest energy benefits, prioritize thermal comfortSetting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use

  3. Neutron diffraction study at 37 K of sodium triaqua(ethylenediaminetetraacetato)samarate(III) pentahydrate, Na[Sm(C10H12N2O8)(H2O)3].5H2O

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    Engel, D. W.; Takusagawa, Fusao; Koetzle, T. F.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at 37 K of Sodium Triaqua(ethylenediamine- tetraacetato)samarate(III) Pentahydrate, Na[Sm(C10H12N2O8)(H2O)3].5H2O* BY DENNIS W . ENGEL*|* Physics Department, University of Durban- Westville, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa AND FUSAO... by 1984 International Union of Crystallography 1688 Na[Sm(C10H12N2O8)(H2O)3].5H2O Hoard, Lee & Lind (1965) and Lee (1967). The authors reported the structures of KLa/1.8H20 and NaTM.8H20 by X-ray diffraction. A further X-ray determination...

  4. A Loss-Minimization DTC Scheme for EV Induction Motors A. Haddoun1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    totally overcome. Indeed, EVs have a low energy density and long charging time for the present batteries distance per battery charge. Therefore, DTC should be associated to a loss- minimization strategy soA Loss-Minimization DTC Scheme for EV Induction Motors A. Haddoun1 , M.E.H. Benbouzid2 , D. Diallo3

  5. Orbit equivalence of Cantor minimal systems: A survey and a new proof

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    Putnam, Ian F.

    Orbit equivalence of Cantor minimal systems: A survey and a new proof Ian F. Putnam, Department Abstract We give a new proof of the classification, up to topological orbit equivalence, of minimal AF-equivalence on the structure of AF-equivalence relations and the theory of dimension groups; we give a short survey

  6. A Comparative Study of Modern Inference Techniques for Discrete Energy Minimization Problems

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    Heermann, Dieter W.

    connectivity structure, e.g. 27-pixel neighborhood, or models on "irregular" graphs with spatially nonA Comparative Study of Modern Inference Techniques for Discrete Energy Minimization Problems Jrg H. published an influential study on energy minimization methods for Markov random fields (MRF). This study

  7. Calibration of Scanning Electron Microscope using a multi-image non-linear minimization process

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Calibration of Scanning Electron Microscope using a multi-image non-linear minimization process Le Cui1 and Eric Marchand2 Abstract-- In this paper, a novel approach of SEM calibration based on non-linear minimization process is presented. The SEM calibration for the intrinsic parameters are achieved

  8. ILP Models for Energy and Transient Power Minimization During Behavioral Synthesis

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    ILP Models for Energy and Transient Power Minimization During Behavioral Synthesis Saraju P- multaneous assignment and scheduling. ILP based models to minimize peak power and peak area have been smohanty,ranganat,chappidi @csee.usf.edu Abstract The reduction of peak power, peak power differential

  9. A Rectilinear-Monotone Polygonal Fault Block Model for Fault-Tolerant Minimal Routing

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    Wang, Dajin

    ]. In rectangular model, all faulty nodes are grouped in dis- jointed, rectangular areas, called fault blocksA Rectilinear-Monotone Polygonal Fault Block Model for Fault-Tolerant Minimal Routing in Mesh Dajin Wang, Member, IEEE Abstract--We propose a new fault block model, Minimal-Connected-Component (MCC

  10. Bath Institute for Complex Systems Minimal supporting subtrees for the free energy of polymers

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    BICS Bath Institute for Complex Systems Minimal supporting subtrees for the free energy of polymers) http://www.bath.ac.uk/math-sci/BICS #12;Minimal supporting subtrees for the free energy of polymers. We show that, for high temperatures, the free energy is supported by a random tree of positive

  11. Saari's Conjecture and Variational Minimal Solutions for $N$-Body Problems

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    Yu Xiang; Zhang Shiqing

    2013-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we will prove Saari's conjecture in a particular case by using a arithmetic fact, and then, apply it to prove that for any given positive masses, the variational minimal solutions of the N-body problem in ${\\mathbb{R}}^2$ are precisely a relative equilibrium solution whose configuration minimizes the function $IU^2$ in ${{\\mathbb{R}}}^2$.

  12. Optimization of inflow waveform phase-difference for minimized total cavopulmonary power loss

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    Pekkan, Kerem

    Optimization of inflow waveform phase-difference for minimized total cavopulmonary power loss minimized power loss, inside the TCPC pathway is required for the best optimal surgical outcomes we focused on the characterization of power loss changes due to the temporal variations in between

  13. Torsion gravity with non-minimally coupled fermionic field: some cosmological models

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    Vignolo, Stefano; Fabbri, Luca

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate some cosmological models arising from a non-minimal coupling of a fermionic field to gravity in the geometrical setting of Einstein-Cartan-Sciama-Kibble gravity. The role played by the non-minimal coupling together with torsion in facing problems such as cosmological singularity, inflation and dark energy is discussed.

  14. Minimizing Electricity Cost: Optimization of Distributed Internet Data Centers in a

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    Liu, Xue

    Minimizing Electricity Cost: Optimization of Distributed Internet Data Centers in a Multi-Electricity&M University, College Station, USA Email: lx@andrew.cmu.edu Abstract--The study of Cyber-Physical System (CPS, the power management problem for minimizing the total electricity cost has been overlooked

  15. Can. J. Math., Vol. XXXVII, No. 5, 1985, pp. 963-978 ON MINIMALLY FREE ALGEBRAS

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    Bankston, Paul

    is organized as follows. In Section 2 we consider 1-free semigroups, concentrating our energies on the problemCan. J. Math., Vol. XXXVII, No. 5, 1985, pp. 963-978 ON MINIMALLY FREE ALGEBRAS PAUL BANKSTON K, an algebra .4 is minimally free over a set of cardinality K (K-free for short

  16. The Maximum Likelihood Ensemble Filter as a non-differentiable minimization Milija Zupanski1*

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    Aluffi, Paolo

    as a generalization of the gradient-based unconstrained methods, such as the preconditioned conjugate-gradient a nonlinear conjugate-gradient method (e.g., Gill et al. 1981) was used for minimization of the cost function. As all other unconstrained gradient-based minimization algorithms, the nonlinear conjugate-gradient

  17. Power Optimization Using Divide-and-Conquer Techniques for Minimization of

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Power Optimization Using Divide-and- Conquer Techniques for Minimization of the Number University of Massachusetts at Amherst We introduce an approach for power optimization using a set-and-conquer compilation technique to minimize the number of operations for general computations. Our technique optimizes

  18. Non-chiral fusion rules, structure constants of D_m minimal models

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    A. Rida; T. Sami

    1999-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a technique to construct, for $D_{m}$ unitary minimal models, the non-chiral fusion rules which determines the operator content of the operator product algebra. Using these rules we solve the bootstrap equations and therefore determine the structure constants of these models. Through this approach we emphasize the role played by some discrete symmetries in the classification of minimal models.

  19. Minimal Brownian Ratchet: An Exactly Solvable Model Youngki Lee,1,2

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    Stanley, H. Eugene

    Minimal Brownian Ratchet: An Exactly Solvable Model Youngki Lee,1,2 Andrew Allison,3 Derek Abbott,3 2003) We develop an analytically solvable three-state discrete-time minimal Brownian ratchet (MBR.1103/PhysRevLett.91.220601 PACS numbers: 05.40.Ca The Brownian ratchet and pawl system was first cor- rectly

  20. Plenary title: Qualitaive features of the minimizers of energies and implications on

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    Nikolova, Mila

    Plenary title: Qualitaive features of the minimizers of energies and implications on modelling applications that are solved by minimizing an energy function combining a data-fidelity and a regularization term. Energy functions are classically defined either from a PDE standpoint or in a Bayesian estimation

  1. E04 Minimizing or Maximizing a Function E04UPF NAG Fortran Library Routine Document

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    Jones, Alan G.

    E04 Minimizing or Maximizing a Function E04UPF NAG Fortran Library Routine Document Note at Mark 16. 1 Purpose E04UPF is designed to minimize an arbitrary smooth sum of squares function subject. It is not intended for large sparse problems. E04UPF may also be used for unconstrained, bound

  2. Wavelength Assignment to Minimize the Number of SONET ADMs in WDM Rings

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    Yuan, Xin

    an integer linear programming (ILP) forma- tion for this problem, propose a new wavelength assignment to minimize the number of SONET ADMs is NPhard. In this paper, we develop an in- teger linear programmingWavelength Assignment to Minimize the Number of SONET ADMs in WDM Rings Xin Yuan Amit Fulay

  3. Characterizing and computing minimal cograph completions Daniel Lokshtanov Federico Mancini Charis Papadopoulos

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    Fomin, Fedor V.

    , it is possible to pick the one in the sample with fewest fill edges and have good chances to produce a completion, has proven to often be good enough for practical purposes [4, 2]. In addition, the study of minimalCharacterizing and computing minimal cograph completions Daniel Lokshtanov Federico Mancini Charis

  4. Polymer Uncrossing and Knotting in Protein Folding, and Their Role in Minimal Folding Pathways

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    Plotkin, Steven S.

    Polymer Uncrossing and Knotting in Protein Folding, and Their Role in Minimal Folding Pathways Ali induce dominant pathway mechanisms in protein folding. Citation: Mohazab AR, Plotkin SS (2013) Polymer Uncrossing and Knotting in Protein Folding, and Their Role in Minimal Folding Pathways. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53642

  5. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 1 Link Energy Minimization in

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    Heinzelman, Wendi

    , where transmit power can be flexibly adjusted to minimize the energy consumption [7IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 1 Link Energy Minimization in IR-UWB Based Wireless Networks Tianqi Wang, Student Member, IEEE, Wendi Heinzelman, Senior Member

  6. Minimizing Energy Consumption in IR-UWB Based Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Heinzelman, Wendi

    Minimizing Energy Consumption in IR-UWB Based Wireless Sensor Networks Tianqi Wang, Wendi communications systems, where transmit power can be flexibly adjusted to minimize the energy consumption [3] [4 Heinzelman and Alireza Seyedi Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester

  7. Field of Pipe Dreams: Minimizing Maintenance Cost for Hand-Moved

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    Morrow, James A.

    Field of Pipe Dreams: Minimizing Maintenance Cost for Hand-Moved Irrigation Systems February 6 Conclusion 11 2 #12;Page 3 of 12 Control #23 The "hand-move" irrigation system is widely used on small fields to minimize the maintenance time of a hand-move irrigation system under the following constraints: No part

  8. Energy Minimization Using Multiple Supply Voltages Jui-Ming Chang and Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    to each operation in a data ow graph so as to minimize the average energy consumption for given com more transistors on a single chip. Unless power consumption is dramatically reduced, the resulting heat operation in a data ow graph (DFG) and schedule various operations so as to minimize the energy consumption

  9. Secret sharing schemes with three or four minimal quali ed subsets

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    Secret sharing schemes with three or four minimal quali#12;ed subsets #3; Jaume Mart#19;#16;-Farr@mat.upc.es Abstract In this paper we study secret sharing schemes whose access structure has three or four minimal bounds on the optimal information rate. Keywords. Cryptography; secret sharing schemes; information rate

  10. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE, VOL. ?, NO. ?, MONTH 201? 1 Continuous Energy Minimization

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    Schindler, Konrad

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE, VOL. ?, NO. ?, MONTH 201? 1 Continuous Energy Minimization for Multi-Target Tracking Anton Milan, Student Member, IEEE, Stefan Roth-target tracking as minimization of a continuous energy. Contrary to recent approaches, we focus on designing

  11. The minimal components of the Mayr-Meyer ideals Irena Swanson

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    Swanson, Irena

    The minimal components of the Mayr-Meyer ideals Irena Swanson 24 April 2003 Grete Hermann proved such that each ri has degree at most deg f +(kd)(2n ) . Mayr and Meyer in [MM] found (generators) of a family that for these Mayr-Meyer ideals any minimal generating set of syzygies has elements of doubly exponential degree in n

  12. Image decomposition and restoration using total variation minimization and the H 1 norm

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    Soatto, Stefano

    Image decomposition and restoration using total variation minimization and the H 1 norm Stanley-Osher-Fatemi, and of the results of Y. Meyer on oscillatory functions. An initial image f is decomposed into a cartoon part u. Meyer [7] proposed a new minimization problem, changing in (1) the L 2 norm of (f u) by another norm

  13. IMAGE DECOMPOSITION AND RESTORATION USING TOTAL VARIATION MINIMIZATION AND THE H-1

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    Vese, Luminita A.

    IMAGE DECOMPOSITION AND RESTORATION USING TOTAL VARIATION MINIMIZATION AND THE H-1 NORM STANLEY results of Meyer [Oscillating Patterns in Image Processing and Nonlinear Evolution Equations, Univ #12;350 STANLEY OSHER, ANDRES SOLE, AND LUMINITA VESE which is the minimizer of this convex

  14. System-Wide Energy Minimization for Real-Time Tasks: Lower Bound and

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    Xu, Cheng-Zhong

    28 System-Wide Energy Minimization for Real-Time Tasks: Lower Bound and Approximation XILIANG ZHONG that minimizes system-wide energy consumption for both periodic and sporadic tasks. It is known that a system consists of processors and a number of other components. Energy-aware processors can be run in different

  15. UKEMI: Falling Motion Control to Minimize Damage to Biped Humanoid Robot

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    itself. The same idea may be applied to a humanoid robot, and various passive structures can be usedUKEMI: Falling Motion Control to Minimize Damage to Biped Humanoid Robot Kiyoshi FUJIWARA Fumio This paper investigates a method to minimize damage to a humanoid robot when it falls over to the ground

  16. Zone Freezing Study for Pyrochemical Process Waste Minimization

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    Ammon Williams

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pyroprocessing technology is a non-aqueous separation process for treatment of used nuclear fuel. At the heart of pyroprocessing lies the electrorefiner, which electrochemically dissolves uranium from the used fuel at the anode and deposits it onto a cathode. During this operation, sodium, transuranics, and fission product chlorides accumulate in the electrolyte salt (LiCl-KCl). These contaminates change the characteristics of the salt overtime and as a result, large volumes of contaminated salt are being removed, reprocessed and stored as radioactive waste. To reduce the storage volumes and improve recycling process for cost minimization, a salt purification method called zone freezing has been proposed at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). Zone freezing is melt crystallization process similar to the vertical Bridgeman method. In this process, the eutectic salt is slowly cooled axially from top to bottom. As solidification occurs, the fission products are rejected from the solid interface and forced into the liquid phase. The resulting product is a grown crystal with the bulk of the fission products near the bottom of the salt ingot, where they can be easily be sectioned and removed. Despite successful feasibility report from KAERI on this process, there were many unexplored parameters to help understanding and improving its operational routines. Thus, this becomes the main motivation of this proposed study. The majority of this work has been focused on the CsCl-LiCl-KCl ternary salt. CeCl3-LiCl-KCl was also investigated to check whether or not this process is feasible for the trivalent speciessurrogate for rare-earths and transuranics. For the main part of the work, several parameters were varied, they are: (1) the retort advancement rate1.8, 3.2, and 5.0 mm/hr, (2) the crucible lid configurationslid versus no-lid, (3) the amount or size of mixture50 and 400 g, (4) the composition of CsCl in the salt1, 3, and 5 wt%, and (5) the temperature differences between the high and low furnace zones200 and 300 ?C. During each experiment, the temperatures at selected locations around the crucible were measured and recorded to provide temperature profiles. Following each experiment, samples were collected and elemental analysis was done to determine the composition of iii the salt. Several modelsnon-mixed, well-mixed, Favier, and hybridwere explored to describe the zone freezing process. For CsCl-LiCl-KCl system, experimental results indicate that through this process up to 90% of the used salt can be recycled, effectively reducing waste volume by a factor of ten. The optimal configuration was found to be a 5.0 mm/hr rate with a lid configuration and a ?T of 200C. The larger 400 g mixtures had recycle percentages similar to the 50 g mixtures; however, the throughput per time was greater for the 400 g case. As a result, the 400 g case is recommended. For the CeCl3-LiCl-KCl system, the result implies that it is possible to use this process to separate the rare-earth and transuranics chlorides. Different models were applied to only CsCl ternary system. The best fit model was the hybrid model as a result of a solute transport transition from non- mixed to well-mixed throughout the growing process.

  17. Environmental Restoration Program waste minimization and pollution prevention self-assessment

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    Not Available

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Environmental Restoration (ER) Program within Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. is currently developing a more active waste minimization and pollution prevention program. To determine areas of programmatic improvements within the ER Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Awareness Program, the ER Program required an evaluation of the program across the Oak Ridge K-25 Site, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, the Paducah Environmental Restoration and Waste Minimization Site, and the Portsmouth Environmental Restoration and Waste Minimization Site. This document presents the status of the overall program as of fourth quarter FY 1994, presents pollution prevention cost avoidance data associated with FY 1994 activities, and identifies areas for improvement. Results of this assessment indicate that the ER Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Awareness Program is firmly established and is developing rapidly. Several procedural goals were met in FY 1994 and many of the sites implemented ER waste minimization options. Additional growth is needed, however, for the ER Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Awareness Program.

  18. Minimal Length and the Existence of Some Infinitesimal Quantities in Quantum Theory and Gravity

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    A. E. Shalyt-Margolin

    2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work it is demonstrated that, provided a theory involves a minimal length, this theory must be free from such infinitesimal quantities as infinitely small variations in surface of the holographic screen, its volume, and entropy. The corresponding infinitesimal quantities in this case must be replaced by the "minimal variations possible" -- finite quantities dependent on the existent energies. As a result, the initial low-energy theory (quantum theory or general relativity) inevitably must be replaced by a minimal-length theory that gives very close results but operates with absolutely other mathematical apparatus.

  19. Measurement of the cross sections of the reaction /sup 237/Np (n, 2n) /sup 236/Np (22. 5 h) for neutron energies in the range 7-10 MeV

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    Kornilov, N.V.; Balitskii, A.V.; Baryba, V.Y.; Kuz'minov, B.D.; Rudenko, A.P.

    1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents experimental results of the study of the energy dependence of the cross section for the formation of /sup 236/PU in the reaction /sup 237/Np (n, 2n). Together with the results for neutron energies near 14 MeV, they present the possibility for describing this cross section in the entire energy interval of importance for fast reactors. The urgency of a theoretical study of the reaction examined here remains, taking into account the quantum characterisitics of the low-lying levels.

  20. Stability of the Minimizers of Least Squares with a Non-Convex Regularization. Part I: Local Behavior

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    Durand, S. [LAMFA UMR 6140, Universite de Picardie, 33 rue Saint-Leu, 90039 Amien Cedex (France)], E-mail: sdurand@cmla.ens-cachan.fr; Nikolova, M. [CMLA UMR 8536, ENS de Cachan, 61 av. du President Wilson, 94235 Cachan Cedex (France)], E-mail: nikolova@cmla.ens-cachan.fr

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Many estimation problems amount to minimizing a piecewise C{sup m} objective function, with m {>=} 2, composed of a quadratic data-fidelity term and a general regularization term. It is widely accepted that the minimizers obtained using non-convex and possibly non-smooth regularization terms are frequently good estimates. However, few facts are known on the ways to control properties of these minimizers. This work is dedicated to the stability of the minimizers of such objective functions with respect to variations of the data. It consists of two parts: first we consider all local minimizers, whereas in a second part we derive results on global minimizers. In this part we focus on data points such that every local minimizer is isolated and results from a C{sup m-1} local minimizer function, defined on some neighborhood. We demonstrate that all data points for which this fails form a set whose closure is negligible.

  1. Quality of mini-peeled carrots as affected by genotype, minimal processing and edible coating

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    Dewi, Tjin Tjin

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of genotype, minimal processing and edible coating treatment on quality of mini-peeled carrots. Genotypic variations in total terpenoids, sugars, phenolics, total carotenoids and sensory attributes were observed (P>0.05). Among experimental hybrids evaluated...

  2. Minimal time problem for a fed-batch bioreactor with saturating singular control

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Minimal time problem for a fed-batch bioreactor with saturating singular control Terence Bayen in the present work is a fed-batch bioreactor with one species and one substrate. Our aim is to find an optimal

  3. Quality of mini-peeled carrots as affected by genotype, minimal processing and edible coating

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    Dewi, Tjin Tjin

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of genotype, minimal processing and edible coating treatment on quality of mini-peeled carrots. Genotypic variations in total terpenoids, sugars, phenolics, total carotenoids and sensory attributes were observed (P>0.05). Among experimental hybrids evaluated...

  4. Minimizing Actuator-Induced Residual Error in Active Space Telescope Primary Mirrors

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    . Smith, David W. Miller September 2010 SSL #12-10 #12;#12;Minimizing Actuator-Induced Residual Error in Active Space Telescope Primary Mirrors Matthew W. Smith, David W. Miller September 2010 SSL #12

  5. A robust window-based multi-node minimization technique using Boolean relations

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    Cobb, Jeffrey Lee

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-node optimization using Boolean relations is a powerful approach for network minimization. The approach has been studied in theory, and so far its superiority over single node optimization techniques has only been ...

  6. A robust window-based multi-node minimization technique using Boolean relations

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    Cobb, Jeffrey Lee

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-node optimization using Boolean relations is a powerful approach for network minimization. The approach has been studied in theory, and so far its superiority over single node optimization techniques has only been ...

  7. Phenomenology Of The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Without RParity

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    O'Leary, Benjamin Hugh

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is an investigation into the current bounds on the trilinear Rparityviolating couplings in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model without Rparity conservation. The model is described, and its implications ...

  8. A robust window-based multi-node minimization technique using Boolean relations

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    Cobb, Jeffrey Lee

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-node optimization using Boolean relations is a powerful approach for network minimization. The approach has been studied in theory, and so far its superiority over single node optimization techniques has only been conjectured for practical...

  9. A robust window-based multi-node minimization technique using Boolean relations

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    Cobb, Jeffrey Lee

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-node optimization using Boolean relations is a powerful approach for network minimization. The approach has been studied in theory, and so far its superiority over single node optimization techniques has only been conjectured for practical...

  10. Pairing of valence electrons as necessary condition for energy minimization in a crystal

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    Dolgopolov Stanislav Olegovich

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Pairing of valence electrons can lead to energy minimization of a crystal. It can be proved by use of representation of the valence electrons as plane waves in periodic potential of the crystal.

  11. Response-Time Minimization of Automotive-Inspired Dataflows on Multicore Platforms

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    Anderson, James

    Response-Time Minimization of Automotive-Inspired Dataflows on Multicore Platforms Glenn A Abstract Dataflow software architectures are prevalent in prototypes of advanced automotive systems guarantees in these systems. Many existing automotive prototypes ensure such constraints through over

  12. Analysis and control of a cellular converter system with stochastic ripple cancellation and minimal magnetics

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    Perreault, David J.

    A parallel converter architecture based on the resonant pole inverter (RPI) topology is presented. It is shown that this architecture minimizes the output magnetics required for current sharing. A new current control scheme ...

  13. Minimizing damage to a propped fracture by correct selection of proppant and controlled flowback procedures

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    Robinson, Bradley Mason

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MINIMIZING DAMAGE TO A PROPPED FRACTURE BY CORRECT SELECTION OF PROPPANT AND CONTROLLED FLOWBACK PROCEDURES A Thesis by BRADLEY MASON ROBINSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1986 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering MINIMIZING DAMAGE TO A PROPPED FRACTURE BY CORRECT SELECTION OF PROPPANT AND CONTROLLED FLOWBACK PROCEDURES A Thesis by BRADLEY MASON ROBINSON Approved...

  14. A network transformation procedure for finding minimal-cost flows in networks with variable lower bounds

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    Kim, Seongbae

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : Alberto Garcia-Diaz (Chair of Committee) I' Ces'ar O. Ma ave (member) Orner . Jenkins (' ember) . Kemble Bennett ( Head of Department ) August 1991 A Network Transformation Procedure for Finding Minimal-Cost Flows in Networks with Variable Lower... Bounds. (August 1991) Seongbae Kim, B. S. , Hanyang University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Alberto Garcia-Diaz The main goal of this thesis is twofold: (a) to develop a new algo- rithm to solve the minimal-cost network problem with variable...

  15. Development and pilot demonstration program of a waste minimization plan at Argonne National Laboratory

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    Peters, R.W.; Wentz, C.A.; Thuot, J.R.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In response to US Department of Energy directives, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed a waste minimization plan aimed at reducing the amount of wastes at this national research and development laboratory. Activities at ANL are primarily research- oriented and as such affect the amount and type of source reduction that can be achieved at this facility. The objective of ANL's waste minimization program is to cost-effectively reduce all types of wastes, including hazardous, mixed, radioactive, and nonhazardous wastes. The ANL Waste Minimization Plan uses a waste minimization audit as a systematic procedure to determine opportunities to reduce or eliminate waste. To facilitate these audits, a computerized bar-coding procedure is being implemented at ANL to track hazardous wastes from where they are generated to their ultimate disposal. This paper describes the development of the ANL Waste Minimization Plan and a pilot demonstration of the how the ANL Plan audited the hazardous waste generated within a selected divisions of ANL. It includes quantitative data on the generation and disposal of hazardous waste at ANL and describes potential ways to minimize hazardous wastes. 2 refs., 5 figs., 8 tabs.

  16. On a Theorem on sums of the form 1+2^(2^n)+2^(2^n+1)+...+2^(2^n+m) and a result linking Fermat with Mersenne numbers

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    Konstantine "Hermes" Zelator

    2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In his book "250 Problems in Elementary Number Theory", W.Sierpinski shows that the numbers 1+2^(2^n)+2^(2^n+1) are divisible by 21; for n=1,2,.... In this paper, we prove a similar but more general result.Consider the natural numbers of the form I(n.m)= 1+2^(2^n)+2^(2^n+1)+...+2^(2^n+m).In Theorem 1 we prove that for every odd integer N greater than 1, there exist infinitely many natural numbers n and m such that the integers I(n.m) are divisible by N. We give an explicit construction of the numbers n and m, for a given N. As an example, when N=31, and with n=4k and m=94+124i, the numbers I(n,m) are divisible by 31. A similar example is offered for N=(31)(7)=217. In Theorem 2, we prove a result pertaining to Mersenne numbers.There are also three Corollaries in this work, one of which deals with Fermat numbers.

  17. Journal of Power Sources 183 (2008) 609618 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    heat and mass transfer in technology for automotive applications. Various studies delineat- ing the fundamental mechanism of cold start operation time during cold start. Typically gas purge is performed for control and minimization of residual

  18. Using benchmarking to minimize common DOE waste streams. Volume 1, Methodology and liquid photographic waste

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    Levin, V.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Finding innovative ways to reduce waste streams generated at Department of Energy (DOE) sites by 50% by the year 2000 is a challenge for DOE`s waste minimization efforts. This report examines the usefulness of benchmarking as a waste minimization tool, specifically regarding common waste streams at DOE sites. A team of process experts from a variety of sites, a project leader, and benchmarking consultants completed the project with management support provided by the Waste Minimization Division EM-352. Using a 12-step benchmarking process, the team examined current waste minimization processes for liquid photographic waste used at their sites and used telephone and written questionnaires to find ``best-in-class`` industrv partners willing to share information about their best waste minimization techniques and technologies through a site visit. Eastman Kodak Co., and Johnson Space Center/National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agreed to be partners. The site visits yielded strategies for source reduction, recycle/recovery of components, regeneration/reuse of solutions, and treatment of residuals, as well as best management practices. An additional benefit of the work was the opportunity for DOE process experts to network and exchange ideas with their peers at similar sites.

  19. Minimizing Characterization - Derived Waste at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina

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    Van Pelt, R. S.; Amidon, M. B.; Reboul, S. H.

    2002-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental restoration activities at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) utilize innovative site characterization approaches and technologies that minimize waste generation. Characterization is typically conducted in phases, first by collecting large quantities of inexpensive data, followed by targeted minimally invasive drilling to collect depth-discrete soil/groundwater data, and concluded with the installation of permanent multi-level groundwater monitoring wells. Waste-reducing characterization methods utilize non-traditional drilling practices (sonic drilling), minimally intrusive (geoprobe, cone penetrometer) and non-intrusive (3-D seismic, ground penetration radar, aerial monitoring) investigative tools. Various types of sensor probes (moisture sensors, gamma spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, laser induced and X-ray fluorescence) and hydrophobic membranes (FLUTe) are used in conjunction with depth-discrete sampling techniques to obtain high-resolution 3-D plume profiles. Groundwater monitoring (short/long-term) approaches utilize multi-level sampling technologies (Strata-Sampler, Cone-Sipper, Solinst Waterloo, Westbay) and low-cost diffusion samplers for seepline/surface water sampling. Upon collection of soil and groundwater data, information is portrayed in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format for interpretation and planning purposes. At the SRS, the use of non-traditional drilling methods and minimally/non intrusive investigation approaches along with in-situ sampling methods has minimized waste generation and improved the effectiveness and efficiency of characterization activities.

  20. A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst Covalently Attached to a Glassy Carbon Electrode: Preparation, Characterization, and Catalysis. Comparisons With the Homogeneous Analog

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    Das, Atanu K.; Engelhard, Mark H.; Bullock, R. Morris; Roberts, John A.

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A hydrogen-evolving homogeneous Ni(P2N2)2 electrocatalyst with peripheral ester groups has been covalently attached to a 1,2,3-triazolyllithium-terminated glassy carbon electrode. The surface-confined complex is an electroctalyst for hydrogen evolution, showing onset of catalytic current at the same potential as the soluble parent complex. X-ray photoemission spectra show excellent agreement between the coupled and homogeneous species. Coverage approaches a dense monolayer. This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy. The XPS measurements were performed at EMSL, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

  1. A Uniqueness Result for Minimizers of the 1D Log-gas Renormalized Energy

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    Thomas Lebl

    2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandier and Serfaty studied the one-dimensional Log-gas model, in particular they gave a crystallization result by showing that the one-dimensional lattice $\\mathbb{z}$ is a minimizer for the so-called renormalized energy which they obtained as a limit of the $N$-particle Log-gas Hamiltonian for $N \\to \\infty$. However, this minimizer is not unique among infinite point configurations (for example small perturbations of $\\mathbb{z}$ leave the renormalized energy unchanged). In this paper, we establish that uniqueness holds at the level of (stationary) point processes, the only minimizer being given by averaging $\\mathbb{z}$ over a choice of the origin in $[0,1]$. This is proved by showing a quantitative estimate on the two-point correlation function of a process in terms of its renormalized energy.

  2. Waste Minimization Improvements Achieved Through Six Sigma Analysis Result In Significant Cost Savings

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    Mousseau, Jeffrey, D.; Jansen, John, R.; Janke, David, H.; Plowman, Catherine, M.

    2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Improved waste minimization practices at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) are leading to a 15% reduction in the generation of hazardous and radioactive waste. Bechtel, BWXT Idaho, LLC (BBWI), the prime management and operations contractor at the INEEL, applied the Six Sigma improvement process to the INEEL Waste Minimization Program to review existing processes and define opportunities for improvement. Our Six Sigma analysis team: composed of an executive champion, process owner, a black belt and yellow belt, and technical and business team members used this statistical based process approach to analyze work processes and produced ten recommendations for improvement. Recommendations ranged from waste generator financial accountability for newly generated waste to enhanced employee recognition programs for waste minimization efforts. These improvements have now been implemented to reduce waste generation rates and are producing positive results.

  3. Oxygen-consuming chlor alkali cell configured to minimize peroxide formation

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    Chlistunoff, Jerzy B. (Los Alamos, NM); Lipp, Ludwig (Brookfield, CT); Gottesfeld, Shimshon (Niskayuna, NY)

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oxygen-consuming zero gap chlor-alkali cell was configured to minimize peroxide formation. The cell included an ion-exchange membrane that divided the cell into an anode chamber including an anode and a cathode chamber including an oxygen gas diffusion cathode. The cathode included a single-piece of electrically conducting graphitized carbon cloth. Catalyst and polytetrafluoroethylene were attached to only one side of the cloth. When the cathode was positioned against the cation exchange membrane with the catalyst side away from the membrane, electrolysis of sodium chloride to chlorine and caustic (sodium hydroxide) proceeded with minimal peroxide formation.

  4. Minimizing System Noise Effects For Extreme-Scale Scientific Simulation Through Function Delegation

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    Dongarra, Jack J. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Bosilca, George [University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of the Minimizing System Noise Effects For Extreme-Scale Scientific Simulation through Function Delegation project is to eliminate or at best strongly minimize the impact of the noise introduced by the operating system, during large scale parallel applications runs. Collective communication operations are a basic building block for parallel programing models and scientific applications. These operations often dominate execution time of applications and tend to limit their scalability. In order to address this challenge, we evaluated different strategies to adapt the collective communications underlying topologies to the hardware architecture in order to provide increased levels of performance to the parallel applications.

  5. Averaged Energy Inequalities for Non-Minimally Coupled Classical Scalar Fields

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    Lutz W. Osterbrink

    2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The stress-energy tensor for the non-minimally coupled scalar field is known not to satisfy the pointwise energy conditions, even on the classical level. We show, however, that local averages of the classical stress-energy tensor satisfy certain inequalities and give bounds for averages along causal geodesics. It is shown that in vacuum background spacetimes, ANEC and AWEC are satisfied. Furthermore we use our result to show that in the classical situation we have an analogue to the so called quantum interest conjecture. These results lay the foundations for averaged energy inequalities for the quantised non-minimally coupled fields.

  6. A subspace, interior, and conjugate gradient method for large-scale bound-constrained minimization problems

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    Branch, M.A.; Coleman, T.F.; Li, Y.

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A subspace adaptation of the Coleman-Li trust region and interior method is proposed for solving large-scale bound-constrained minimization problems. This method can be implemented with either sparse Cholesky factorization or conjugate gradient computation. Under reasonable conditions the convergence properties of this subspace trust region method are as strong as those of its full-space version. Computational performance on various large test problems is reported; advantages of the approach are demonstrated. The experience indicates that the proposed method represents an efficient way to solve large bound-constrained minimization problems.

  7. Fusion rules for the logarithmic $N=1$ superconformal minimal models I: the Neveu-Schwarz sector

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    Michael Canagasabey; Jorgen Rasmussen; David Ridout

    2015-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    It is now well known that non-local observables in critical statistical lattice models, polymers and percolation for example, may be modelled in the continuum scaling limit by logarithmic conformal field theories. Fusion rules for such theories, sometimes referred to as logarithmic minimal models, have been intensively studied over the last ten years in order to explore the representation-theoretic structures relevant to non-local observables. Motivated by recent lattice conjectures, this work studies the fusion rules of the $N=1$ supersymmetric analogues of these logarithmic minimal models in the Neveu-Schwarz sector. Fusion rules involving Ramond representations will be addressed in a sequel.

  8. Sciences Po Grenoble working paper n.2

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    Boyer, Edmond

    will first analyse the forms of resistance to hard law based on the widespread secondary literature available. This will then be compared to areas in which soft law reigns, with a view to demonstrate that soft law triggers as much resistance as hard law. Based on this empirical data and using a policy instruments approach, the paper

  9. Ao XI, N2 / 2002 Mayo -Agosto

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    Gracia, Carlos

    manifiesto que, ms all del calentamiento global, existen dos cinturones en el planeta situados cambios de la temperatura global del planeta han sido inferiores a 1 C por siglo durante los ltimos 10

  10. RSE Table N2.1 and N2.2. Relative Standard Errors for Tables N2.1 and N2.2

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghurajiConventionalMississippi"site.1 Relative Standard Errors for Table 1.1;"2 RelativeE8.1

  11. Minimal Rationalism

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    Clark, Andy

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Enquiries into the possible nature and scope of innate knowledge never proceed in an empirical vaccuum. Instead, such conjectures are informed by a theory (perhaps only tacitly endorsed) concerning probable representational ...

  12. Waste minimization plan construction and operation of the replacement cross-site transfer system, project W-058

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    Boucher, T.D.

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report addresses the research and development of a waste minimization plan for the construction and operation of Project W-058, Replacement of the Cross-Site Transfer System, on the Hanford Site. The plan is based on Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-307, Plans. The waste minimization plan identifies areas where pollution prevention/waste minimization principles can be incorporated into the construction and operation of the cross-site transfer system.

  13. Multipolar plasmon modes of sodium sphere: constrain on the minimal sphere radius

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    Multipolar plasmon modes of sodium sphere: constrain on the minimal sphere radius Krystyna Kolwas-668 Warsaw, Poland ABSTRACT We re-examine the usual expectations for multipolar plasmon modes of a simple the complex eigenfrequencies of plasmon modes can be attributed to the sphere of size larger than the minimum

  14. Mass/ Inertia and Joint Friction Minimization for a Lowforce Fivedof Haptic Device*

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    Mass/ Inertia and Joint Friction Minimization for a Low­force Five­dof Haptic Device* Kostas and joint friction for a low ­ force five ­ dof haptic device. The haptic device is optimized along a typical path with proper tolerances, rather than at some workspace operating point. The device, part

  15. Economic Theory 19, 105144 (2002) Minimal belief change, Pareto-optimality

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    Schulte, Oliver

    , B.C., V5A 1S6, CANADA (e-mail: oschulte@cs.sfu.ca) Received: August 20, 2000; revised version: March belief revision. I employ a decision- theoretic framework to compare various principles for minimal belief revision. The main topics covered include the AGM postulates for belief revision, belief

  16. Minimizing Simultaneous Switching Noise at Reduced Power with Power Transmission Lines for

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    Minimizing Simultaneous Switching Noise at Reduced Power with Power Transmission Lines for High] by replacing the power plane structure with a power transmission line (PTL). In this paper, a new power switching noise; power transmission line I. INTRODUCTION The rapid increase in data rates and transistor

  17. EH&S GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT MANAGERS: Minimizing Impacts on Local Building Occupants

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    EH&S GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT MANAGERS: Minimizing Impacts on Local Building Occupants I. BACKGROUND; shutting off the ventilation to the affected areas; conducting the project after hours or on weekends: increasing the building ventilation; installing temporary fans; conducting the project after hours

  18. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Success of the Nuclear Norm Heuristic for Rank Minimization

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    Recht, Ben

    Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Success of the Nuclear Norm Heuristic for Rank Minimization that yield exact solutions. A popular heuristic algorithm replaces the rank function with the nuclear norm provide accurate predictions of the heuristic's performance in non-asymptotic scenarios. I. INTRODUCTION

  19. SMART METER PRIVACY USING A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY: MINIMIZING THE RATE OF INFORMATION LEAKAGE

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    Khisti, Ashish

    SMART METER PRIVACY USING A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY: MINIMIZING THE RATE OF INFORMATION LEAKAGE David. INTRODUCTION Deployments of smart electricity meters to residential homes con- tinue unabated around the world resources. Smart meters are essential to coordinate the desired charging and discharg- ing of the batteries

  20. An Optimal Wake-Up Scheduling Algorithm for Minimizing Energy Consumption while Limiting

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    Cohen, Reuven

    are not within each other's transmission range. However, in large mesh networks, global synchronization1 An Optimal Wake-Up Scheduling Algorithm for Minimizing Energy Consumption while Limiting Maximum Delay in a Mesh Sensor Network Reuven Cohen and Boris Kapchits Department of Computer Science Technion

  1. Power Minimization Techniques at the RT-Level and Afshin Abdollahi and Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    1 Power Minimization Techniques at the RT-Level and Below Afshin Abdollahi and Massoud Pedram Dept. of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089 U.S.A. Abstract ­ Power consumption and power-related issues have become a first-order concern for most designs and loom

  2. POWER MINIMIZATION BY SEPARATION OF CONTROL AND DATA RADIOS Jessica Feng

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    and development challenges, including low power, low cost, small size, error and fault resiliency, flexibility [8]. Therefore, there is a strong need for reducing radio related power consumption. Sensor networksPOWER MINIMIZATION BY SEPARATION OF CONTROL AND DATA RADIOS Jessica Feng Computer Science Dept

  3. Minimal time control of fed-batch bioreactor with product Terence Bayen Francis Mairet

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Minimal time control of fed-batch bioreactor with product inhibition Terence Bayen Francis-batch bioreactors, in presence of an inhibitory product, which is released by the biomass proportionally to its Introduction Fed-batch operation of bioreactor is a popular operating mode used in industry as the limiting

  4. THE USE OF TRUST REGIONS IN KOHN-SHAM TOTAL ENERGY MINIMIZATION

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    Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

    system, is viewed in this paper as an optimization procedure that minimizes the Kohn- Sham total energy-consistent and the Kohn-Sham (KS) total energy function associated with the system reaches the global minimum. It has long, Information, and Computational Sciences of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC03-76SF

  5. A Comparative Study of Modern Inference Techniques for Structured Discrete Energy Minimization Problems

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    Schnrr, Christoph

    connectivity structure, e.g. 27-pixel neighborhood, or models on "ir- regular" graphs with spatially nonA Comparative Study of Modern Inference Techniques for Structured Discrete Energy Minimization Rother April 1, 2014 Abstract Szeliski et al. published an influential study in 2006 on energy

  6. An Assessment of Lattice Energy Minimization for the Prediction of Molecular Organic Crystal Structures

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    de Gispert, Adri

    An Assessment of Lattice Energy Minimization for the Prediction of Molecular Organic Crystal Received August 18, 2004 ABSTRACT: Lattice energy searches for theoretical low-energy crystal forms with respect to the global minimum energy structure, and we determine the number of unobserved structures lower

  7. RCRA Waste Minimization and Recycling Initiatives at the Health Center (Rev. 12/09)

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    Kim, Duck O.

    RCRA Waste Minimization and Recycling Initiatives at the Health Center 1/11/08 (Rev. 12/09) PURPOSE, with environmentally-sound recycling as a second and higher priority over treatment and disposal. Section 3002(b feasible; pollution that cannot be prevented should be recycled in an environmentally safe manner, whenever

  8. Flexible Calibration : Minimal Cases for Auto-calibration Anders Heyden, Kalle strm

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    Lunds Universitet

    Flexible Calibration : Minimal Cases for Auto-calibration Anders Heyden, Kalle ?ström Centre This paper deals with the concept of auto-calibration, i.e. methods to calibrate a camera on reconstruction, called flexible calibration. The main theoretical results are that it is only needed to know

  9. Waste minimization for commercial radioactive materials users generating low-level radioactive waste. Revision 1

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    Fischer, D.K.; Gitt, M.; Williams, G.A.; Branch, S. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Otis, M.D.; McKenzie-Carter, M.A.; Schurman, D.L. [Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this document is to provide a resource for all states and compact regions interested in promoting the minimization of low-level radioactive waste (LLW). This project was initiated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts waste streams have been used as examples; however, the methods of analysis presented here are applicable to similar waste streams generated elsewhere. This document is a guide for states/compact regions to use in developing a system to evaluate and prioritize various waste minimization techniques in order to encourage individual radioactive materials users (LLW generators) to consider these techniques in their own independent evaluations. This review discusses the application of specific waste minimization techniques to waste streams characteristic of three categories of radioactive materials users: (1) industrial operations using radioactive materials in the manufacture of commercial products, (2) health care institutions, including hospitals and clinics, and (3) educational and research institutions. Massachusetts waste stream characterization data from key radioactive materials users in each category are used to illustrate the applicability of various minimization techniques. The utility group is not included because extensive information specific to this category of LLW generators is available in the literature.

  10. Waste minimization for commercial radioactive materials users generating low-level radioactive waste

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    Fischer, D.K.; Gitt, M.; Williams, G.A.; Branch, S. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Otis, M.D.; McKenzie-Carter, M.A.; Schurman, D.L. (Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

    1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this document is to provide a resource for all states and compact regions interested in promoting the minimization of low-level radioactive waste (LLW). This project was initiated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts waste streams have been used as examples; however, the methods of analysis presented here are applicable to similar waste streams generated elsewhere. This document is a guide for states/compact regions to use in developing a system to evaluate and prioritize various waste minimization techniques in order to encourage individual radioactive materials users (LLW generators) to consider these techniques in their own independent evaluations. This review discusses the application of specific waste minimization techniques to waste streams characteristic of three categories of radioactive materials users: (1) industrial operations using radioactive materials in the manufacture of commercial products, (2) health care institutions, including hospitals and clinics, and (3) educational and research institutions. Massachusetts waste stream characterization data from key radioactive materials users in each category are used to illustrate the applicability of various minimization techniques. The utility group is not included because extensive information specific to this category of LLW generators is available in the literature.

  11. Optimal Blowup Rates for the Minimal Energy Null Control for the Structurally Damped Abstract Wave Equation

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    , H is Hilbert. Therewith, we consider the structurally damped and controlled abstract model # v ttlike dynamics. For this model, we wish to consider the null controllability problem. This problem can be broadly for the norm of the ``minimal norm steering control'', as T # 0. In turn, it is known that the rate of blowup

  12. Optimal Blowup Rates for the Minimal Energy Null Control for the Structurally Damped Abstract Wave Equation

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    , we consider the structurally damped and controlled abstract model vtt + Av + A vt = u on (0, T) [v) manifest parabolic-like dynamics. For this model, we wish to consider the null controllability problem for the norm of the "minimal norm steering control", as T 0. In turn, it is known that the rate of blowup

  13. Electric Vehicle Induction Motor DSVM-DTC with Torque Ripple Minimization

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Electric Vehicle Induction Motor DSVM-DTC with Torque Ripple Minimization Farid Khoucha1 a sensorless DSVM-DTC of an induction motor that propels an electrical vehicle or a hybrid one. The drive uses, as demonstrated in experimental results. Keywords: Electric vehicle (EV), induction motor, Discrete Space Vector

  14. CAYLEY'S THEOREM FOR ORDERED GROUPS: O-MINIMALITY August 10, 2006

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    Baldwin, John T.

    FOR INFORMATICS AND CONTROL PROBLEMS ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN JOHN T. BALDWIN DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS PROBLEMS ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN It has long been known [4] that any group could be represented in a strongly AND CONTROL PROBLEMS ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN JOHN T. BALDWIN DEP models of an o-minimal theory satisfy

  15. Consistently Orienting Facets in Polygon Meshes by Minimizing the Dirichlet Energy of Generalized Winding Numbers

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    orienting facets in polygon meshes by minimizing the Dirichlet energy of generalized winding numbers. While based on the Dirichlet energy of the generalized winding number. Our motivation came from the fact Dirichlet energy of the corresponding generalized winding number. 2 Method 2.1 Patch extraction

  16. GLOBAL MINIMIZATION OF MARKOV RANDOM FIELDS WITH APPLICATIONS TO OPTICAL FLOW

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    Soatto, Stefano

    to recast the problem in a convex form using a "functional lifting" technique. In this paper, we present a variational functional lifting technique that can be viewed as a generalization of previ- ous works by Pock et corre- sponds to a global minimizer. This generalization allows functional lifting to be applied

  17. Minimizing Cache Misses in an Event-driven Network Server: A Case Study of TUX

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Minimizing Cache Misses in an Event-driven Network Server: A Case Study of TUX Sapan Bhatia Georgia@diku.dk Abstract We analyze the performance of CPU-bound network servers and demonstrate experimentally that the degra- dation in the performance of these servers under high- concurrency workloads is largely due

  18. Security Games and Risk Minimization for Automatic Generation Control in Smart Grid

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    Alpcan, Tansu

    risk analysis can be defined as "the process of identifying the risks to system security and deSecurity Games and Risk Minimization for Automatic Generation Control in Smart Grid Yee Wei Law control, security games 1 Introduction A power grid is a critical infrastucture that must be protected

  19. Heteroclinic standing waves in defocussing DNLS equations -- Variational approach via energy minimization

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    Michael Herrmann

    2010-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We study heteroclinic standing waves (dark solitons) in discrete nonlinear Schr\\"{o}dinger equations with defocussing nonlinearity. Our main result is a quite elementary existence proof for waves with monotone and odd profile, and relies on minimizing an appropriately defined energy functional. We also study the continuum limit and the numerical approximation of standing waves.

  20. LETTER Communicated by Peter Rowat Minimal Model for Intracellular Calcium Oscillations and

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    Gielen, C.C.A.M.

    voltage-gated Ca2C channels in the plasma membrane. The Ca2C oscillations in the Xenopus melanotrope showLETTER Communicated by Peter Rowat Minimal Model for Intracellular Calcium Oscillations in frequency, shape, and amplitude of Ca2C oscillations in the neuroendocrine melanotrope cell of Xenopus

  1. An Approach to Minimal Power Routing and Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    's fixed power level that is used, leading to data loss. The problem that we address is primarily a routingAn Approach to Minimal Power Routing and Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Sugata Hazarika # Jim Kurose # Dennis Goeckel + # Department of Computer Science + Department. of Electrical Engineering

  2. An Approach to Minimal Power Routing and Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    's fixed power level that is used, leading to data loss. The problem that we address is primarily a routingAn Approach to Minimal Power Routing and Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Sugata Hazarika Jim Kurose Dennis Goeckel Department of Computer Science Department. of Electrical Engineering University

  3. CCCP Algorithms to Minimize the Bethe and Kikuchi Free Energies: Convergent

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    Yuille, Alan L.

    CCCP Algorithms to Minimize the Bethe and Kikuchi Free Energies: Convergent Alternatives to Belief to extrema of the Bethe or Kikuchi free energies and hence are alternatives to belief propagation. Belief introduces a class of discrete iterative algorithms which are provably convergent alternatives to belief

  4. Minimal Self-Contained Quantum Refrigeration Machine Based on Four Quantum Dots

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    Davide Venturelli; Rosario Fazio; Vittorio Giovannetti

    2013-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a theoretical study of an electronic quantum refrigerator based on four quantum dots arranged in a square configuration, in contact with as many thermal reservoirs. We show that the system implements the basic minimal mechanism for acting as a self-contained quantum refrigerator, by demonstrating heat extraction from the coldest reservoir and the cooling of the nearby quantum-dot.

  5. A majorization-minimization approach to design of power distribution networks

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    Johnson, Jason K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider optimization approaches to design cost-effective electrical networks for power distribution. This involves a trade-off between minimizing the power loss due to resistive heating of the lines and minimizing the construction cost (modeled by a linear cost in the number of lines plus a linear cost on the conductance of each line). We begin with a convex optimization method based on the paper 'Minimizing Effective Resistance of a Graph' [Ghosh, Boyd & Saberi]. However, this does not address the Alternating Current (AC) realm and the combinatorial aspect of adding/removing lines of the network. Hence, we consider a non-convex continuation method that imposes a concave cost of the conductance of each line thereby favoring sparser solutions. By varying a parameter of this penalty we extrapolate from the convex problem (with non-sparse solutions) to the combinatorial problem (with sparse solutions). This is used as a heuristic to find good solutions (local minima) of the non-convex problem. To perform the necessary non-convex optimization steps, we use the majorization-minimization algorithm that performs a sequence of convex optimizations obtained by iteratively linearizing the concave part of the objective. A number of examples are presented which suggest that the overall method is a good heuristic for network design. We also consider how to obtain sparse networks that are still robust against failures of lines and/or generators.

  6. Minimizing the Population Extinction Risk by Migration Michael Khasin,1,2

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    Meerson, Baruch

    3]. Habitat fragmentation is implicated in the decline and extinction of many endangered species [4Minimizing the Population Extinction Risk by Migration Michael Khasin,1,2 Baruch Meerson,3 Evgeniy occupying separate patches. A local population is prone to extinction due to the shot noise of birth

  7. Effect and minimization of errors in in-situ ground impedance measurements

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    Vormann, Matthias

    Effect and minimization of errors in in-situ ground impedance measurements Roland Kruse, Volker method is a procedure to measure the surface impedance of grounds in-situ. In this article, the influence. #12;Keywords: Ground impedance; In-situ impedance measurement PACS 43.58.Bh Introduction The surface

  8. Control and User Interface Design for Compact Manipulators in Minimally-Invasive Surgery

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Control and User Interface Design for Compact Manipulators in Minimally-Invasive Surgery Peter, and robust controllers. The endoscope manipulator is controlled by a single-board computer and individual Berkelman, Eric Boidard, Philippe Cinquin, Jocelyne Troccaz Abstract-- This paper describes the control

  9. ACHIEVING DEXTEROUS MANIPULATION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL ROBOTS THROUGH THE USE OF HYDRAULICS

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    Wu, Mingshen

    to validate the concept and the numerical models. NOMENCLATURE A0 The orifice area of the control valve inletACHIEVING DEXTEROUS MANIPULATION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL ROBOTS THROUGH THE USE and controllability. As a proof-of-concept for this ap- proach, we are pursuing the design of a novel, dexterous

  10. Hiding Traffic with Camouflage: Minimizing Message Delay in the Smart Grid under Jamming

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    Wang, Wenye

    been proposed for efficient communications. However, the jamming attack that broadcasts radio communication under jamming attacks. Nevertheless, an open question in the smart grid is how to minimize message] that the jamming attack, which uses radio interference to disrupt wireless communications [5], [6], can result

  11. Thermodynamics of a rotating black hole in minimal five-dimensional gauged supergravity

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    Saskia Grunau; Hendrik Neumann

    2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article we study the thermodynamics of a general non-extremal rotating black hole in minimal five-dimensional gauged supergravity. We analyse the entropy-temperature diagram and the free energy. Additionally we consider the thermodynamic stability by calculating the specific heat, the isothermal moment of inertia tensor and the adiabatic compressibility.

  12. Computer Graphics in Real-time Docking with Energy Calculation and Minimization

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    Levitt, Michael

    Computer Graphics in Real-time Docking with Energy Calculation and Minimization N. Pattabiraman, M. Levitt*, T.E. Ferrin, R. Langridge Computer Graphics Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1985 We describe a real-time docking method using molecular graphics and high-speed calculation

  13. Transition of phase locking modes in a minimal neuronal network Qingyun Wang a,n

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    Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

    Transition of phase locking modes in a minimal neuronal network Qingyun Wang a,n , Miguel A coupled neurons may display the complicated transitions between various periodic phase locking modes and chaotic states. It is shown that those transitions are accompanied by the tangent bifurcation, where

  14. BY HOW MUCH CAN RESIDUAL MINIMIZATION ACCELERATE THE CONVERGENCE OF ORTHOGONAL RESIDUAL METHODS?

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    Gutknecht, Martin H.

    . Examples of such pairs are the conjugate gradient (CG) and the conjugate residual (CR) methods, the full-minimal residual (QMR) methods. Also the pairs consisting of the (bi)conjugate gradient squared (CGS, iterative method, Krylov space method, conjugate gradient method, biconjugate gradient method, CG, CGNE

  15. A closedform solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions

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    A closedform solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions Takayuki Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse Grant 011. #12; Abstract Approximating general distributions by phasetype (PH) distributions is a popular technique in queueing analysis, since the Markovian property of PH distributions

  16. A Closed-Form Solution for Mapping General Distributions to Minimal PH Distributions

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    Harchol-Balter, Mor

    A Closed-Form Solution for Mapping General Distributions to Minimal PH Distributions Takayuki distributions by phase-type (PH) dis- tributions is a popular technique in queueing analysis, since the Marko- vian property of PH distributions often allows analytical tractability. This paper proposes

  17. A closed-form solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions

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    A closed-form solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions Takayuki Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse Grant 01-1. #12;Abstract Approximating general distributions by phase-type (PH) distributions is a popular technique in queueing analysis, since the Markovian property of PH distributions

  18. Scheduling tree-shaped task graphs to minimize memory and makespan

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Scheduling tree-shaped task graphs to minimize memory and makespan Loris Marchal CNRS experimental evaluation using realistic trees. Keywords-scheduling; makespan-memory tradeoff; tree- shaped task.vivien@inria.fr Abstract--This paper investigates the execution of tree- shaped task graphs using multiple processors. Each

  19. Split Bregman Method for Minimization of Region-Scalable Fitting Energy for Image

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    Soatto, Stefano

    Split Bregman Method for Minimization of Region-Scalable Fitting Energy for Image Segmentation, The Ohio State University, OH 43202, U.S. b Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology convex segmenta- tion method and the split Bregman technique into the region-scalable fitting energy

  20. SURFACE COMPLETION OF SHAPE AND TEXTURE BASED ON ENERGY MINIMIZATION Norihiko Kawai

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    Zakhor, Avideh

    SURFACE COMPLETION OF SHAPE AND TEXTURE BASED ON ENERGY MINIMIZATION Norihiko Kawai , Avideh Zakhor Yokoya Graduate School of Information Science Nara Institute of Science and Technology 8916-5 Takayama- ing two energy functions for shape and texture, which are both based on similarities between